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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Painting Party —Gazette Photo by Tom Merryman Viewing one of the paintings which brought six Cedar Rapids couples together for a progressive dinner party recently are, from left, Arthur Benoit, a Marshalltown artist; Mr. and Mrs. James Erickson, 2336 Blake boulevard SE, and Mrs. Tim White, 352 Garden drive SE. Mr. Benoit's painting is of the home Grant Wood used for the background of his painting, American Gothic. The matting around the painting is from wallpaper in the original house in Eldon before it was renovated. Meat Prices Down, Counters Are Full Six Cedar Rapids couples were brought together recently because of a mutual interest David Steinmetz Is Wed PHOENIX, Ariz. - Miss Su- and ownership of paintings by zanne Jean Holzhey, daughter Marshalltown of Mr. and Mrs. Davie A. Holz- Mrs. Robert Blevens was her sister's matron of honor. Mrs. James Farquhar, another sister,! and Mrs. Charles Holshey were! Arthur Benoit, a “tel. George Beltz, 348 Garden I hey. of Bendena; Kan" and, drive SE. explained that last David Howard Steinmetz, son of: attendants. Their yellow gowns summer Mr. Benoit exhibited Mr. and Mrs. Howard V. Stein-'of dotted Swiss featured scoop art works at the Riverside! metz of Fairfax, Iowa, were'ruffled necklines, sash tics at roundhouse and she became married Sunday afternoon at the back and gathered skirts, interested in owners of other the Shepherd of the Valley Lu-!jrach carried a nosegay of yel-paintings by Mr. Benoit in the    theran church. The Rev. Dick | j    daisies area.    Hamlin officiated at the 4    _    .    . She asked Air. Benoit for a o’clock ceremony.    I    ^Dennis Steinmetz served as list and came up with five other Following the ceremony, a re- brother s best man. Grooms-couples, with one name as no ception for 150 guests was given1 mcn were    Kwilos and surprise. They were her ncxt'm the church social rooms and i^a^L^ South. Air. Holzhey. the door neighbors. Mr. and Mrs. • a dinner was given at 8 o'clocki bride's brother, and Elbert Tim White, 352 Garden drive    at the Thunderbird Country SB".    club. The couples are: Mr. and The bride’s empire gown of Mrs. William Hutchings, 1028 Nottingham lace featured a dis-Juniper drive NW; Mr. and tinctive daisy pattern. Daisy Mrs. Charles Burd, 3626 Wenig Venice lace and organdy ruch-road NE; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pri-jjng trimmed the mock manda-byl, 317 Twenty-eighth street fin collar, Juliet sleeves, waist-drive SE, and Mr. and Mrs. j line and A-line skirt. Her finger-James Erickson, 2336 Blake bou-1 tip veil was trimmed with levard SE.    matching lace and she carried a After trying to make arrange-cascade of yellow and white ments for some time, a progres-    roses. Leistner were ushers. Miss Kari; Holzhey was flower girl. * * * sive dinner party idea emerged so each couple would have a chance to view Mr. Benoit’s other paintings. Each course was served at a different couple’s home with one course given at one man s office because the painting was hung there. Wife of Criminal Makes Appeal STRASBOURG, France (AP) I —Mrs. Use Hess, the wife of convicted Nazi war criminal Ru- j dolf Hess, has appealed to the European Human Rights com-1 mission to obtain her husband’s release or relax his conditions of imprisonment on humanitarian grounds. Hess has been serving a life term in West Berlin's Span-dau prison since being convicted by the 1946 Nuremberg war crimes trial. After a wedding trip to Matza- lan. Mexico, the newlyweds will make their home in Phoenix ! The bride was graduated from! Midland Lutheran college, FreL mont, Neb., where she was affiliated with Phi Alpha sorority. She teaches in the Cartwight school district. The bridegroom attended the Universidad Del Estado de Chile in Santiago and was graduated from the University of Iowa. He has done gradu-j ate work at the University of; (Columbia) Missouri and is em-1 Dloycd bv Candid Wedding Pho-| tographers. Mrs. Steinmetz BRIDAL SHOWER GIVEN FOR MISS JOAN GIBBS Mrs. Bill McCool. 659 Memori-j a1 drive SE, was hostess at a miscellaneous bridal shower Friday evening given for Miss | Joan Gibbs, May 18 bride-elect j of Larry Bender. Twelve guests shared the courtesy. Parents of the engaged couple are Mr. and Mrs. John Gibbs, 2021 Eastern boulevard SE, and Mr. and Mrs. I Martin Bender. 641 Grant Wood) drive SBL Rape' Whistles To Be Sold Here LAWRENCE, Kan. (CFI) Agreement for his release is Fjve thousand whistles go on needed from all four of Berlin’s sale next week at University of occupying powers — the United Kansas and at local businesses States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union-but the Russians have always rejected moves to have him freed. MISCELLANEOUS SHOW EK FETES LINDA STRAIT Miss Linda Strait, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Strait. 1134 Center street NE, was feted at a miscellaneous bridal shower Sunday afternoon given by Mrs. Robert Bisinger, 2865 Third avenue. Marion. Co-hostesses to the 20 guests were Mrs. Everett Olsen and Mrs. Ted Brousard. Miss Strait is the May ll bride-elect of Doyle McCleary, son of Mrs. Raymond McCleary of Springville and the late Mr. McCleary. in the hope that their use may help prevent rapes. women to buy and wear the 75-cent whistles for use as a distress signal. Since last spring, more than 20 women have been attacked or raped on or near the campus. “Project Whistlestop,” spoil-    Police    Sgt.    B’rancis Alexander sored by city and campus police    said one or    two men    are    be- and women's resource and ca-    lieved    responsible for    the    at- reer planning center, urges    tacks. Shop Owner Asks Why Army Wants Fat Em ployes TULSA, Okla. (UPI) — Betty Spurgin wants it understood she’s as patriotic as anybody but she would like to know just what the U. S. army has in mind for a bunch of 55-year-old, 200-pound women. Mrs. Spurgin runs a clothing shop for women of generous proportions. She failed to reply several months ago to a letter from J. M. Roche, national chairman of the “Committee for B,'m-ployer Support of the National Guard and the Army Reserve”. It asked her support by allowing her employes “to freely participate in these programs.” The official, whose office is under the defense department, sent her a second letter, noting her lack of cooperation. Mrs. Spurgin replied: “In response to your letter questioning us for not supporting or approving the national guard and reserve program, j we looked at our employes, ■ who are all female persons with an average age of 55 and an average weight of 200 pounds and wondered in what capacity you would like us to \ serve. “We would insist on sharing not only the duties but also the barracks of the men. Our women would not be in the best condition to do much marching, but if your men needed a field on which to march, we would glady volunteer.” And to head off possible complaints from civil rights officials in the justice department about sex discrimination, since she hires only women, Mrs. Spurgin said. “We have found men who like to fit bras and girdles on women and we have some women customers who would like to be fitted by male clerks, but there is much difficulty in getting the two together without a procurer's license.” WASHINGTON (UPI) -Consumers have had problems with meat supplies and prices at times during the past year, but for the moment the counters are crammed, a government report shows. A weekly agriculture department estimate indicates the total volume of red meat produced in slaughterhouses under federal inspection last week reached nearly 661 million pounds. This was down 2 percent from the heavy production of the previous week, but it was 25 percent greater than the 528 million pound output for the week ending April 7, 1973. According to the report, 592.000 head of beef cattle were slaughtered last week to produce 381 million pounds of beef, which is currently selling at the lowest prices in months in many stores. In the same week a year earlier, 455.000 head of cattle were slaughtered to produce 284 million pounds of beef. College Girl of Year Selected WASHINGTON (UPI) - A Mississippi English major was named “College girl of the year” Friday night in ceremonies ending the annual Cherry Blossom festival. Miss Marni Shidler, of Sardis, Miss., and a student at the University of Mississippi, was awarded $2,500 and a new car. The student government at the university will also get $2,500. Bernadette L. Vaughn of Detroit and Wayne City Community college, and Deborah Kincaid of Humboldt, Term., and Mem-' phis State were the first and second runnersup. Darlene A. Morin, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Notre Dame college, was named “Miss Congeniality.” Bor other meats, the report showed: Pork—265 million pounds produced last week compared with 233 million pounds a year earlier. Lamb and mutton—10.3 million pounds produced last week compared with 6 9 million pounds a year earlier. Calf and veal—4.5 million pounds last week compared with 3 8 million a year earlier. The report showed one factor in the heavy beef supply was an apparent tendency among farmers — who have been hoping and waiting for beef cattle to pull out of a month-long slump — to hold their animals longer before sending them to slaughter. The average weight of beef cattle killed last week was 1.074 pounds compared with 1,042 pounds a year earlier. KATHY MCMAHON FETED AT BRIDAL SHOWER A miscellaneous bridal shower was given for Miss Kathy McMahon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey McMahon, 1953 Grande avenue SE, Saturday evening. Twenty guests shared the courtesy at the home of Mrs. Michael McMahon, 4408 Benton street NE. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Burton Roberts, Mrs Robert Leaf, Mrs. Dean Worby of Iowa City, and Mrs. David Olson of B’airfax. Miss McMahon will marry Robert Neff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Neff, 2110 D avenue NE, May 4. Alimony Bill, Ex-Husbands' 'Fair Play' NEW YORK (UPI) - Hoping to strike a blow for the oppressed divorced male, a state legislator has introduced an “Anti-Gigolo” bill that would deny alimony to the former wife who is living with another man. State Sen. Paul Bookson, a Manhattan Democrat, said at a press conference that “it is simply a question of fair play.” According to Bookson. thousands of women in the state are supported by their ex-husbands, I as well as their current lovers; with whom they are living out of wedlock. Under the current law, alimony can bo terminated onlv if the divorced wife living with another man remarries or at leaf) states that she has remarried and tells people she is now Mrs. So and so. Bookson said his bill will not affect payments for child support and would not stop a diver- j cee from “an occasional affair.” The bill is based on the assumption that “if a woman is living with a man she is getting some support from him.” If the Bookson bill becomes law, a husband who wanted to stop alimony payments would have to bring an action in state supreme court and prove to the judge’s satisfaction that his former wife is “continually living with another man although not married.” West Side Club Winners in a Mitchell movement game played at 5:30 Sunday at Welty-Way were: North-south — Mrs. Fred Hull and Mrs. K.BL Henrikson, first, David Cray and Phillip Arnell, second; east-west — Mrs. Mel V. Smoker and De Vere Blirt, first, and George Alberts and Joe Verbick, second. The next game will be played at 5:30 Sunday at Welty-Way. Marion Club Winners in a Mitchell movement game played Saturday at the YWCA were: North-south — Mrs. A H. Hallgren and Clyde Nowlin, first, and Mrs. Steven Benz and Mrs. Boyce McCray, second; east-west — Mrs. Vernon Hendryx and Mrs. James Hodges, first, and Mrs. Charles Fitzgerald and Bruno Rinas, second. The next scheduled game will be placed Wednesday at 7:30 at the YWCA. You’ll enjoy year ’round comfort with RUSCO WINDOWS and DOORS Order yours now for early installation. 364-0295 515 8th Ave. SE. Open Monday and Thursday Evenings SPRING SALE! One Group of DRESSES, COSTUMES Regularly Priced from $24 to $98 16 .’59 Pre-Easter savings up to $39 on this large group of dresses and costumes including many famous labels. All have been selected from our regular stock in a grand choice of fabrics and colors. Sizes 8 to 18. Dresses 2nd Floor S PEG’S lied ii Ie Sn I on Holding on to a good thing like a pretty hair-do is as simple as choosing the right salon. 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