Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 27, 1974, Page 7

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette November 27, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Joan Lipsky: Gains Made for Women in Elections By Ann Schrader In summarizing the recent elections, Rep. •loan Lipsky (R-C.R.) noted that there were more women running for and were elected to county and state offices in Iowa than ever before in history. She made the remarks at a meeting of the Cedar Rapids Women’s Caucus (National Organization of Women) Tuesday night at the Women’s Resource Center. The center is located on the third floor of the YWCA. “The election means two things, ” Rep Lipsky said. "One, women are willing to serve and work and two, the people around these women are supportive. I 5 I I I Cooperation Is Needed ((operation is needed in work, home and personal relationships. The reaction of husbands and employers are evidence of a changing clime of opinion,” she said. Groups like the caucus have aided women because of the support these groups can lend.” Last year there were ten women in the legislature with six in the house and four in the senate, Rep. Lipsky explained. "This year there is the same number in the senate and ten women in the house. Significant gains have been made, but the representation (of women) is less than ten percent of the legislative body of which there are 130 members. We have a long way to go for being representative of the population.” She said the election also means a great deal in terms of women’s issues. “No one can speak for us as well as one who understands our problems or issues. We must be present very visibly and audibly. “One of the problems with women’s issues, women in government or women in public life, is a surge of activity before an election followed by a period of inactivity,” she said. Vital Part Of Movement Groups like the caucus “are a vital part of the movement now. Success will depend on staying power. You (the caucus) are very big in women’s leadership because your group cuts across factions," Rep. Lipsky said. She said she is very concerned about the future of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) although it has been passed by the Iowa legislature. Thirty-three states have ratified ERA with five more states needed to make the amendment part of the ('(institution. “The last five states will be the most difficult. We can't h*t down and forget because we were among the first to ratify. But the question is: What arc the opponents doing in a state like Iowa?” she noted. "They (ERA opponents) are very active Hundreds of thousands of women suppertisi ERA and are still supporting it," she said.“This outpouring of support isn’t as evident in what you read. “The opponents aren’t going to affect the Iowa legislature because it takes an amendment to recind an amendment. But the opponents’ efforts will affect our sister states which haven’t ratified ERA, like Illinois. Things whit h happen in Iowa are things that get reported in the Illinois press,” Rep. Lipsky explained She said that every other state, like Iowa, has a vocal opposition to ERA. "It isn t settle until everyone ratifies and it becomes part of our Constitution," ft Licensing Of Day Care On other women's issues before the legislature, Rep, Lipsky said that there is a push for legislation on the licensing of day care in Iowa. She said the governor has ap* pointed a special task forte to deal with the issue. “Tins will bo a priority item and has wide partisan support. A bill has been drafted and will come up early in the legislative session,” she predicted. Rep. Lipsky noted that there aren’t many specific bills on women’s issues waiting action this session because "we were fortunate in passing many bills last session such as the ‘de sexing code’ and the elimination of corroboration in the rape bill.” Rip. Lipsky said she has been thinking about terming rape as assault because “many women aren’t being embarrassed and humiliated at trial, but at the hands of police authorities. If ifs classified as assault it doesn’t have the same kind of emotional impact.” The proposed bill would encourage the filing of charges and would greatly increase the number of reported cases, she said, although she said she expects some opposition to tin1 measure. Society for Women Features DEAR ABBY: Please tell me if I was wrong or right. There was a TV program (a special) I had looked forward to seeing for a long time. I was invited to play cards that night, but declined because I wanted to see it. About 15 minutes before it was to go on, in came my sister-in-law and mother-in-law. They don’t live very far from me and we see each other quite often. I get along fine with my sister-in-law, but my mother-in-law is a different story. I said, 'i’ll fix coffee, but I so want to see a TV program which goes on in 15 minutes. Please stay and watch it with me?” My mother-in-law said, “Don’t bother making coffee, we can’t stay.” Then she pulled my sister-in-law by the arm and they left. The next day my sister-in-law called and said, “For a smart woman, you sure are dumb!” Then she laid me out because I didn’t just skip the TV program and entertain her and Mom. I want your opinion of this incident. BURNING IN BOSTON DEAR BURNING: I don t know why anyone (relative or otherwise) should drop in uninvited and unannounced and expect to be treated like an invited guest. They should have called first and given you a chance to say, “I’m sorry, but I have plans. How about tomorrow night?” it 0 it DEAR ABBY: I am a 42-year-old man who is normal in every respect, but I ani 4 ll" and weigh 115 pounds. I arn single and very lonely. I heard that there was a national convention of the Little People of America in Ashville, N. U , last July. I would have gone, but it was over by the time I learned about it. lf you use this in the paper, please omit my name and town because some normal-sized people tend to make fun of us little people although they mean no harm. lf you have any information about this club for little tx*o-ple, I would certainly appreciate it. LITTLE GUY DEAR LITTLE: ITI try. An ynnr tut there want ta dt a Int af little petple a big laver? Write te Abby with the information abtut the Muir Petple af America club and ITI print It. ★ ne Ear Abby’* booklet, “How ta Have a Lovely Wedding", send ll ta Abigail Van Buren, 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly lliils, ( alif 99212. Nancy Visits Farm UPI Telephoto Mrs. Nancy Kissinger, wife of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, appears amused by dairy cows as she hugs herself in the cold during a visit Tuesday to the China-Albania People s commune near Peking. ★ OO PEKING (UPI) - Henry A. Kissinger’s wife and children displayed Tuesday the secretary of state’s diplomacy when the force feeding of the ducks began. Nancy Kissinger and the children. Elizabeth and David, had been driven in red flag limousines to the ( hina-AI-bania people's commune for an afternoon outing. The sight of fine feathered ducks waddling about pens tickled them. David pulled out a pocket camera and began clicking. Nancy Kissinger, hugging herself in the cold In her fur coat, smiled. Elizabeth smiled. A communal official beckoned them into a brick building nearby. Here incubators warmed up eggs for hatching more of the birds needed to supply China with its great table delicacy. Still smiles. Then across the grass less yard to another building, Here, a young lady iii white knelt and snatched a duck by the neck and jammed its mouth onto a six-inch rubber P»|K‘. The pipe poured food into the duck. The girl then released the duck which wobbled away. OOO She snatched up another. Elizabeth’s eyes w idened. David kept his camera in his pocket. Nancy Kissinger kept diplomatically mum and did not gesture the children nearer as she had at most farm sights. Mrs George Bush, wife of the American ambassador, pretended to be more interested in the pot bellied stove across the room. Top-Ranking Woman To Quit Post Elizabeth referee fmiing of not allow cd iii Outside, marked that animals is America. The party walktd on to the dairy cattle. Out came David s camera. FLAVORFUL SOUPS Want to give soups richer flavor? Fold cheese cubes or shredded Cheddar into the soup just before serving. Another way is to garnish with a dollop of dairy sour cream or whiptail cream. Still another way is to add milk lo condensed soups such as cream of tomato, celery, mushroom or chicken, replacing the water often stated by the directions WASHINGTON (AP) -Presidential counselor Anne Armstrong, top-ranking woman iii the Ford and Nixon administrations, is leaving her White House post by Jan. I, sources say, Mrs Armstrong went home to her Texas ranch for Thanksgiving after a melding Tuesday with President Ford. it was later learned that though the meeting with Ford was on business matters, Mrs. Armstrong's desire to leave the administration for person-al reasons had already been conveyed to the President. By the end of the year, Mrs. Turn off Television When Not In Use You can cut down on the home entertainment bill — the use of radio, television and stereo — if you remember to turn them off when no one is in the room watching or listening Televisions with an “Instant on” feature use electricity 24 hours a day keeping components heated and ready for operation. Unplug these when they will not be used for an extended period. Armstrong will have served nearly two years in the $42,-5(K)-a-year counselor's job that former President Richard M. Nixon gave her with cabinet rank. She had fern co-chairman of the Republican national committee from January, IDTI, until she starts the White House job Jan. 19, 1973. Mrs. Armstrong has been given a wide range of assignments in domestic fields, including the bicentennial and areas ol special interest to women. She promoted passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and recruitment of women to top-level posts in government, a project that recently has licen lagging at tin1 W hite House. There was no indication whether to replace Mrs. with post. immediate Ford plans Armstrong another woman in that Adv«‘i tts*>men( The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. w ,w,     mw. Giving Thanks PH AP Wirephoto Bridge Three-year-old Pamela Billie and other members of the Miccosukee Indian tribe feasted with their guests this week at an Indian mission in the Florida Everglades. The meeting symbolized the first Thanksgiving when Indians and Pilgrims feasted together. Balloon Blowing May Avoid Brain Damage B> Richard P. Jones MADISON. Wis. (UPI) — A University of Wisconsin researcher believes fewer infants might suffer brain damage during birth if their mothers are given balloons or bag-like devices to blow up during delivery Doctors have known for almost a decade that heavy breathing by a frightened mother in labor ean cause brain damage to babies but they don’t know exactly why. Dr. John Rankin says he believes he ean explain the problem and suggests doctors include among their instruments a simple rubber balloon. He says it would restore a mother’s normal breathing pattern. Acid Content Rankin and assistant Terry Phernetton have built a model which Rankin said shows that heavy breathing changes the acid content of a mother's blood and prevents the flow of oxygen. Doctors have assumed infants were denied oxygen because of constriction or a snapping shut of blood vessels onee the placenta or umbilical cord come under pressure. They have criticized natural child birth methods for causing part of the problem of heavy breathing, or hyperventilation. Rankin, 37, an Australian-born physiologist, said his model consists of two masses of fine rubber capillaries and tubing that resemble the placenta and the lungs of the mother aud child. All this is contained in a large glass container. Air is pumped into the container and blood into the tubing and capillaries to simulate normal operation of the lungs, according to Rankin. To simulate a frightened mother’s heavy breathing, more oxygen is pumped into the container. Rankin said this lowers the carbon dioxide pressure in the blood and it becomes more acidic, Once the blood is less acidic, oxygen carried by the hemoglobin or red blood ceils is bound much tighter and the tightly bound oxygen cannot puss through the placenta to the fetus. The condition is known as alkalosis. Restores Pattern When it incurs, Rankin said, doctors should give the balloon to the mother, By having the woman breathe into a balloon or air bag, and rebreathe what was exhaled, doctors could restore a normal breathing pattern. "You’ve got to slow them down some,” Rankin said. “It s very simple." He said many people have experienced alkalosis. “Wien a Iniy is trying to swim the length of a pool underwater, he ll hyperventilate before going in. He’ll feel things tingling in his fingers That’s alkalinity.” Rankin said data from German delivery wards showed almost half the cases becomes slightly alkaline. He said data measuring damage wasn't available, but added the damage usually was not severe. Grand Slam Club Winners of an open game of duplicate bridge played Tuesday at the Montrose hotel were: North-south — Grace Eyman and Ova Jenkins, first, and Mrs. Howard Wilfong and Mrs. F.G. Johnson, second; east-west — Mr. and Mrs. Royce McCray, first, and Thomas Sawyer and Robert Seitz, second. Winners of the newcomers game, also duplicate bridge, were: North-south — Lucille Nadel and Man Earley, first, and Thelma Wharton and Jeanette Nelson; east-west — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hel-lenthal, first, and Pat Howard and Shirley Moore, second. The next game will be played Tuesday at 7:30 at the hotel. The newcomers game will feature a hand of computer bridge. I avo is . . . the reason for staying together. T* tm US 04 I9?4 bf to* I ou an* incited to a Cand Iv I if/hi Christmas Prvrivtr Friday. \or cm brr 2 it ti p.rn,“ft p.rn, rvfrvshmvnts 4-SEASONS FLORIST 3028 Mf. Vernon Rd. 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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: November 27, 1974

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