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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa g Tfct Cttar Curette Mm.. On. 2. 1874 Non-Complainers Hurt Cost of Living By Giy Paik'r NEW YORK (UPI) You, the cowardly consumer, arc partly responsible for the continuing rise in the cost of living. Elinor Guggenheimer, commissioner of consumer affairs forsNew York City, says we get poor quality and spoilage waste because we are "afraid to complain, afraid to ask about the right to examine merchandise in a store, reluctant to take it back" when we get home with such things as dent- ed food cans or prepackaged tomatoes rotten on the under- side ,Just in foods alone, where the dollar pinch is hardest, we pay the price for indifference. "One case of fatal botulism hits the front said thc'commissioner, "but we could have thousands of cases of food poisoning. If we could just get mothers to police baby foods, for instance. she said. "Take back. You'll alert the store manager." talked with Mrs. Guggenheimer, who is ending her first year as chief consumer advocate for the nation's largest city; which has one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the land. She is critical that the federal government has not come up with a solid anti-inflation program. "There is no simple panacea, but obviously something must bo done. "We (consumers) have to fight inflation in every area, say over and over again, 'no more, no more, no more infla- tion.' There are self-interest groups, too "The average without competition, thinks it has the God- given right to keep a percentage of its she said "What they're really saying is, 'it's a choice between us or you, the. consumer.' I haven't met a corporate executive who doesn't feel underpaid." Guggenheimer said that most of the complaints to her office, and she figures they're representative nationally, are on rising' utility bills, delay in furniture deliveries, poor merchandise, home improvement gyps, people signing contracts they didn't understand At the supermarket, the "furious" objection is to repric- ing "visible evidence." "But the supermarket is going to make it one way or the she said. "And God knows we don't want hoarding. That will just drive prices up across the board.1' Mrs. Guggenheimer isn't sure that boycotts arc the whole Crowned Karen Margaret Petersen, 17, of Toledo, Ohio, was.crowned Miss teenage America Saturday night at the 14th annual pageant in Little Rock, Ark. She is a high school senior with an A average. Bridge West Side Club Winners of the Mitchell movement played Sunday at Welly-Way were: North-south Mrs. L.B. Beers and John Kempt, first, and Mrs. Charles Leipold and Mel Verne Smoker, second; east- west Mrs. James Smitt- kairip George Jen- kins, first, and" Mrs. Don King and Mrs. f.G. Johnson tied for second with Mr. and Mrs. George :Kanelis. The next game will be played Thursday at at Bib's Club In a charity game played Friday at the YWCA, open club winners of the Mitchell movement were: North-south Michael Kelly and Al Young, first, and Tail Cum- mins and Clyde Nowlin, sec- Mrs. Scott Denison and Mrs. John Kno- dle, first, and Royce McCray and Keith Hanson, second. Overall winners were Mrs. Denison and Mrs. Knodlc, first, and McCray and Hanson, second. In a novice game, also CANDY LAND Thfc CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES Q0 tern Mitchell movement, winners were: North-south Burl Champlin and James Ott, first, and Mama Shinn and Jeanette. Cleaver, second; east-west Mr. and Mrs. Harn Harrison, first, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Chiltick tied for second with Mr. and Mrs. Herman Knappe. Overall winners were Champlin and Ott, first, and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, second. The next scheduled game is Wednesday at at the YWCA. FOIL IN BAKING PANS SAVE CLEAN-UP TIME To save clean-up and work, cut pieces of foil to fit your baking sheets. Then bake cookies on the foil. While the first batch is baking, place a second batch on foil. When the first cookies are done, slip off both foil and cookies. Repeat until all your cookies are done. You can re-use the foil for another cookie bake. Choose From A Large and Unique Selection Of To Fit Any Decor f- EDAR RAPIDS PAINT 509 3rd AVP Sf Phonr- J63-9634 Society for Women Features Marriage to Cannibal Chief Was To Unite Warring Tribes Mrs. Elinor Guggenheimer, New York City's con- sumer affairs commissioner, said recently that the "cowardly consumer" is partly responsible for the continuing rise in the cost of living. answer. Maybe one helped drive beef prices down a year ago.she said. "But we need beef. A boycott would help on sugar. We don't need sugar." Mrs. Guggenheimer, at 62, came to her current job from a background that includes teaching college courses, child care and other voluntary agencies, city planning and politics: Mayor Abraham Beame named her commissioner last January. "How I've changed my reading she said. "I how turn the newspaper to the commodities section first. When I took the job I had no idea I'd go to bed worrying about inflation." By July Klemesrad (c) mi New York Times Ntws Service' NEW YORK' Wyn Sargent, one of the better known brides of 1973, came to town the other day. One reason, she said; was to tell her side about her much publicized marriage to the chief of a cannibal'tribe in West Irian, formerly Neth- erlands New Guinea. The 47-year-old California photojournalist had resisted talking about her marriage in the past, she said, "because it just didn't seem worth the denials I'd have to make." Now, with a book completed about her experiences, she has differ- ent ideas. "The marriage solely for one reason to bring three savage warring tribes together in peace and har- Miss Sargent said, as she sat on the bed in her hotel suite. Her marriage 'to Obaharok, one of the most powerful of the Dani chiefs in West was short-lived: A few days aft- er the ceremony, in which 25 pigs were slaughtered and near-naked warriors got together to celebrate, Miss Sargent was forced to leave the country by Indonesian government said she had married the chief who already had six wives to get material for a book on "Primitive Sexual Being A Spy Miss Schmidt Married Saturday I During a 2 o'clock ceremo- ny Saturday at Bethany'Lu- theran church, Miss Peggy Ann Schmidt was married to Thomas.. Paul Babor. Their vows were exchanged before the Rev. A.C. Hornbostel. A reception for 100 guests was given in the church social rooms following the ceremo- ny. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis F. Schmidt, 606 Second street SW, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Babor, 3211 First avenue SW, Mrs. Steve Daringer attend- ed her "sister as matron'of. honor and bridesmaid was Connie Babor, sister of the bridegroom. Terry Babor and Jeffrey Schmidt, brothers of the bridal couple, served as best man and groomsman, re- spectively. David Cliburn and Robert Novotny of Clutier seated guests. The bride is employed by United Fire and Casulty and Mr. Babor by Mercy hospital. CORRECTION In the, anniversary listings in The Sunday Gazette, the name of Bill Stephenson should have been listed as Alvin Stephenson. Mr. Ste- phenson and the former Leona Tharp were married Dec. 1929, in Hopkinton.. She was also accused, she :said, trying to stifle a smile, of mining uranium in West Irian, of being a spy for the United Nations and of trying .to promote tribal-warfare is ridiculous because I'm a "The real reason.I was forced to the 6-foot tall Miss Sargent insisted in her throaty, well-modulated voice, "was because I had taken photographs and had been outspo- ken about how Dani tribesmen were being beaten and tor- tured by government .officials. "It's purely a racial she added. "The Dani are Negroid people, and the Indonesians don't like them for that reason; they treat them just like American whites treated the American Indians." Miss Sargent, who writes of her four and a half months among the Dani in her new book "People of the Valley" (Randon House, denied comments attributed to Chief Obaharok in an interview in a recent issue of The chief was quoted as saying, among other things, that at first he wouldn't have dreamed of honoring with his virili- ty "that woman with false eyelashes who smoked long cigar- et." What changed his mind, he said, was a promised dowry of rifles, hatchets, knives and clothing. False Eyelashes Miss Sargent said that while she did occasionally wear her false eyelashes in the jungle, along with lipstick and loenail polish, she did not offer to give Obaharok a dowry. She was especially incensed at the chief's reported com- ment that he was impotent on, their :wedding night, despite the prayers of his villagers our beloved chief, so val- iant by habit, draw his bow for his new Smart Santas Save on ART SUPPLIES from MORRIS! 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People whofbuy Miss Sargent's book thinking it will: be filled with intimate details of Dani sexual practices are in for a disappointment; sex is virtually nonexistent in the book. Miss Sargient, who stressed that she was not an "an- thropologist" as often reported, said the Dani arc hot terribly interested in siex "It's very low on their list of priorities." Sleep i Separately The men and women sleep in separate buildings, she said, and the women generally refuse to have more than two children because they are more interested in working in the sweet potato fields than they are'in being mothers. After the first child ps-born, the woman generally abstains from sex with her husband for about five years, Miss Sargent said. are no feelings at all between the Dani men and explained. "You never see flirting among the love simply does not exist." Her marriage helped make Miss Sargent said, because it brought together three rival chiefs in whose villages sjie had lived while studying; and photographing the .Dani people. It is a Dani custom, she said, that one's friends get together and celebrate on :such a big occasion. Did'she witness any'cannibalism during her stay? "No, but I tallied with two men who were.in a government jail for doing it. The Dani do not eat people because they have a love for flesh; they do it mostly to humiliate an enemy." Has she heard from the Dani since her return to the Unit- ed States? She smiled. "A message was smuggled out of New Guinea, to she said. "It said that peace prevails, and that they're waiting for me to come back. It also said that Obaharok (who ordinarily wears nothing but a penis sheath) wants a bright red shirt and a pair of long trousers. I guess there really is hope for these people." Amorous Message Was Almost Missed EUGENE, Ore. 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