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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Finnish Maritime Rank Isn't Impressive to Woman By Gay Paulcy HAMILTON, Bermuda Arja Tylti Marjatta Rauramo claims no pioneering part in careers for women in her role as first of- ficer aboard a luxury passenger ship. Miss Rauramo already has finished her formal training for master's license, which means she'll be qualified to skipper ships. "I'm not the first in the said Ihis lovely brunette of 29 years. "In Russia, Ihe men and women have always been equal in the maritime. I just happened to be the first woman in Finland." Her employer, Flagship Cruises, believes she is the first to attain first officer rank in Scandinavia as well as in the whole world on cruise ships. America's Policy In contrast, the maritime industry in the United States has just opened its doors to women, permitting enrollment in the four- year course at the U.S. Maritime academy, Kings Point, N.Y. The rule that women might work toward a commission in the U.S. naval reserve came from the commerce department, which runs the service academy. The fourteen women who entered Kings Point last August are still there studying with 320 men in the first-year class. She is the first mariner in the family. A grandfather was a priest, other relatives were lawyers, her father teaches languages. She took secretarial courses and trained for law before being compelled "by something I'd always wanted to she went to sea. Aboard the 626-passenger Sea Venture she ranks with two male first officers, all of whom share duties ranging from computerized sa- tellite navigating to checking supplies lo fly- ing bridge duty when moving in and out of port. On Board Apparel Her apparel on board is a tailored, gold- buttoned jacket, skirt (just covering the knee) in white or navy, with the visorcd cap tradi- tional for officer uniforms. Her below-shoulder length hair, except for bangs, is lucked up under the cap when she's on duty. And certainly she wears lipstick "a little never hurts." Duty on a cruise ship is a much cleaner job than those she's had on cargo runs where she added up years of sea experience, plying the ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Then it was shirt and trousers while she chipped rust, painted and climbed right alongside the men. There's only one sailor in port for her, a Finnish sea' captain based in New Orleans "who's waited for me six years, although don't get to see each other often." Still Openings In Cancer Group Program Series The Linn County Chapter of' the American Cancer Society said Tuesday that there are a number of openings still available for a series of programs designed to teach women how to perform self examinations for breast cancer. Six programs will be held on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon in the Mercy hospital cafeteria. Each of the programs will feature a question and answer session moderated by physicians from the Linn County Medical society and the Family Practice center. To attend any of the sessions, women are asked to call the Cancer society offices at Adel Hacker Is Wed to Scoff Neil Six more sessions will be held the week of November 18 al St. Luke's hospital and in upcoming weeks programs arc planned in other Linn county communities. IOWA CITY Danforth chapel on the University of Iowa campus provided the set- ting Saturday for the marriage of Miss Adel Marie Hacker, 116 Sixteenth street NE, and Scott Allan Neil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Neil, 1038 Thirty- first street NE. All are of Cedar Rapids. The 11 o'clock ceremony was performed by the Rev. Roger P. Simpson. Following, a reception for 75 guests was given at the home of the bridegroom's parents. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Hacker of Tulsa, Okla. For her wedding the bride selected a gown of taffeta- backed chiffon styled with a Chantilly lace edged sweetheart neckline and an empire bodice. A cloche head- piece held her chapel-length veil and she carried a Bible topped with white mums and blue-tinted baby's breath. Honor attendants were Miss Jennifer Hacker, sister of the bride, and Steve llubcr of Cedar Rapids. The maid of honor wore a navy blue linen gown designed with an Except for the bangs, Arja Tytti Marjatta Rauramo's below-shoulder length hair is tucked up under her cap while she's on duty on the flying bridge of the cruise ship, Sea Venture. Now a first officer, she will qualify to captain a liner after finishing another several months of sea duty. Society Mrs. Neil embroidered panel insert on the front. She held a single red rose. Ushers included Kenneth Hacker and Kelly Neil of Cedar Rapids, both brothers of bridal couple. On return from a brief wed- ding trip, the newlyweds will reside at the Sixteenth street address in Cedar Rapids. The bride is employed by the Hy- Vce stores and the bridegroom bv Auto Shine. Solo Parents Announce Activities The Solo Parents club of the YWCA will meet Wednesday evening at 9 at Armar ball- room for dancing. Saturday at there will be a planning meeting in room 101 of the YW. Anyone interested in at- tending the Solo Parents Harvest Ball in Mankato Sat- urday, call Dee Gray, 384-0830. The YW will sponsor a holi- day cake decorating workshop on Nov. 21 at 7 o'clock. The cost of this workshop, and all other Christmas workshops, is for members and 50 for non-members. The Frank Dvoraks Will Be Honored WALKER The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Dvorak will be observed with an open house next Sunday from 2 to 5 at their home. A family dinner will be held Saturday evening. The former Libbie Koutny and Mr. Dvorak were married Nov. 8, 1924, in Belle Plaine. Hosts for the event will be their children and families: AP Wlrcuhoto Blanche Butterfly, 69-year-old process server pictured at her desk in San Francisco, is back on the job after being jabbed with hairpins and hit on the side of the head with a brick. She calls the incident "all in a week's work" and says it happened when she tried to serve papers on a woman who hadn't been paying her rent. Blanche Butterfly Serves People Papers By Mike Silvcrman SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Gray-haired grandmother Blanche Butterfly didn't want to stay home babysitting, so she look a job where she can serve people. With subpoenas, evic- tion notices and other legal papers. "It's not a job I'd recommend, but it pays a lot better than minding the BB-ycar-old process server said in an in- terview recently. "There aren't too .many things a person my age can do to support themselves. Besides, I like the challenge." The challenge includes coping with elusive and often angry targets for her summonses. One woman recently hit her on the head with a brick when Mrs. Butterfly handed her an unlawful detainer notice for being almost 12 months delinquent on her rent. "I've had to climb up ladders and rap on windows a couple of stories high with papers in my hand. I even had to deal with a nude man who was hiding under the water in a swimming she recalled. Generally, though. Mrs. Butterfly, a short, plump woman who admits to tinting her gray hair, says she avoids chasing people or trying lo fool them. "I go to the door like a lady, and I'm usually treated like a she said. Mrs. Butterfly, a divorcee who worked for 38 years as a private detective's investigator, set up her Attorney's Beck and Call service nearly 10 years ago and has built up a clientele she estimates at lawyers throughout Ihe country. Working 17-hour days, she still has to refuse assignments. She says she doesn't accept finance company collection work "1 don't like harassing decent people who happen to have run into financial trouble." Her normal fee per case is S7.50, bnl the lee may range as high as for oul-of-lown work. She says she makes a com- fortable living. But whatever those sho serves may Ihink of her. Mrs. Butterfly said she is secure in the admiration of her employers: "The people out there may think I'm a bad person, but to my attorneys I'm a very dear and nice old ladv." Brazilian Band Plays Wrong German Tune FLORIANPOLIS, Brazil (UPI) As Gunther Severin, East Germany's ambassador to Brazil, arrived in this re- sort city, a band struck up West Germany's national anthem. It was only after Severin listened passively and diplo- matically the military police band played the wrong anthem that he informed his host, Gov. Colombo Sales of Santa Catarina state, of the mistake. BLOWN-IN MINERAL WOOL INSULATION Today More Than Ever Before Good Insulation Pays for Itself GREAT PLAINS GAS Insulation Dept. 1101 Second Avo. S.I. Phono 362-1186 or 365-4647 The Dvoraks Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dvorak of Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Usher of Center Point and Mr. and Mrs. Lcn- ord Waddle of Urbana. The Dvoraks have 12 grand- children. THE SCIIMITZ' NOTE SILVER ANNIVERSARY VINTON Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sehmitx will note their silver wedding anniversary Tuesday. Mr. Schmitx and the former .leanette Brinkms-'n were married Nov 5, in Ur- bana. They have three children: Judy of Des Plaines, 111.; Janelle of Cedar Rapids and Joel, at home. Bridge The Shufflers Winners of the rubber bridge game played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were: North-south Marlys Kula and Jo Carlson, first, and Linda Touro and Tail Cummins, second; cast-west Linda Nickle and Diane Vinqnist, first, and Mrs. Robert Thompson and Mrs. diaries Gregory, second. Over-all winners were Mrs. Nickle and Mrs. Vinquisl. The next game will be played al Monday at the church. Miss Goldsmith Becomes Bride HOPKINTON Miss Cheryl Goldsmith and Gary Gates were married during a. ceremony at 7 Friday at the United Methodist church. The Rev. Paul Figge officiated. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs..Leo Goldsmith of Earlville, wore a gown with an empire bodice of blue with daisy lace overlay and an A- line skirt of sheer fabric over satin-finish acetate with a train of daisy lace edged in blue. A Juliet cap held her full-length veil and her flowers were blue roses on a Bible. Lynne Lux, sister of the bridegroom, was matron of honor and bridesmaids were Deo Gearhart and Sheryl Schnitter. Their gowns were of apricot satin accented with brown ribbon. Each carried a hurricane lantern. Serving the bridegroom, son of the Kimbal Gates' of Hopkinton were his brother, BiH Gates, best man; Dave Lux and Jeff Goldsmith, brother of Ilia bride. Ushers were Bnjcu and Andy Goldsmith, also brothers, and Susan Goldsmith and Kim Gates, sisters of the couple, were candlelighters. A reception for 180 guests was given at the Methodist fellowship hall. The bride is employed by Maquokota Valley high school and the bridegroom by Lux Pullets. Senior Citizen Buses Cedar Rapids System Telephone 363-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5934 By Abigail Van Buren DEAH ABBY: This problem concerns my two sisters. One is 28 and the other is 22. The man involved (I'll call him Steve) is 38. Steve lias been living with my 28-year-old sister for about 10 years. They have five children but they never got married. Stove has been run- ning around with my 22-year- old sister ever since she was 17, and now she's pregnant. My older sister knows about it but there isn't a thing she can do. Steve and the younger sis- ter are sneaking around, but everybody knows what is going on. My older sister says she loves Steve no matter what, and my younger sister says the same thing. Steve says he loves them both. I think both my sisters are nuts, and I'm not so sure about Steve. If you have any ideas on how to straighten out this mess in my family I sure wish you would let me know. SISTER IN BETWEEN DEAR SIS: As I see it, both your sisters want the same man, and neither one will give him up, even if it means shar- ing him with the other. The man can't decide which sister he wants, so he keeps them both. If they are satisfied with this sick setup, which Includes a flock of children out-of- wedlock. I can't see what there is to "straighten DEAR ABBY: I am a widow and I am going with a very nice gentleman who is a wid- ower. We are quite serious about each other, but if we were lo marry one of us would have to go to live in the home of the other and he doesn't want to leave the beautiful evergreen tree in his back yard and I don't want to leave my lilac bush. 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