Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
IO The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Apr. 23, 1574
Carlo Hills Tells View
By Margaret Gentry
New Sorority Chapter
Gazelle photo bv Tom Merrymon
Miss Delight Killinger, 2 I 68 Larry drive NE, left, organizer of the new Beta Pi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, looks over the charter with, from left, Miss Elaine Mulherin of Mt. Vernon, the new president; Mrs. Betty Piercy of Iowa City, state president, and Mrs. Grace Ferns, also of Iowa City, state corresponding secretary. Along with Miss Mulherin, other officers elected and installed at the meeting held Tuesday at the Montrose hotel were: Mrs. Max Thompson, first vice-president; Mrs. Leland Belden, second vice-president; Mrs. Marilyn Holman, secretary, and Mrs. Al H. Coles, treasurer.
B> Abigail Van Buren
DEAR ABBY: This is concerning the lady who was irate because so few had responded to the RSVP on her party invitation I resent your statement that such people are either ignorant or negligent.
I am a university professor with a Ph.D., have traveled extensively in about 20 countries. have attended socials with ambassadors and other notables, so I don’t consider myself an ignorant person. Yet, until you printed it in your column, I never was sure of the meaning of RSVP As a professor, I have learned that many college students don’t know which way the earth rotates, or the difference in time between New York and Denver, so is it realistic to expect them to know the meaning of RSVP0 Or do I have my priorities reversed?
I suggest that if the lady would substitute “Please let us know whether or not you are coming” for “RSVP” on the invitation, she would have much better responses.
UNDERSTANDING IN COLORADO DEAR UNDERSTANDING: Ignorance is simply the absence of knowledge, which is no crime. He are all ignorant— —only on different subjects. No offense intended.
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DEAR ABBY: I sew most of my own clothes and am pleased with most of the things I have made. I attend sewing classes, so the word got around that I make my own clothing. I am annoyed by people who, every time they see me in something new, ask “Did you make that0”
I think it s as rude a question to ask as “How much did you pay for that dress?"
How should I handle this situation without being rude? Please don’t tell me I should be proud that I can sew because I could also bt' proud to wear an expensive ready-made dress, but I don't want to wear the price tag
LOVES TO SEW DEAR LOVES: You can't prevent peopie from questioning you. but you can change your attitude. The ability to make something that resem bles an expensive ready-made creation is far more deserving of praise than having the money to buy it. Hand made things are more valuable though less costly when made by your own hands, so don’t resent the opportunities to
crow a little.
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Problems? You’ll feel better if you get it off your chest. For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No S5799 Los An geles. ( alif. 99965 Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please.
Linda S. Jurgens, Larry David Hlas Vows Repeated
VAN HORNE — Immaculate Conception Catholic church provided the setting Saturday afternoon for the marriage of Miss Linda Sue Jurgens and Larry David Hlas. Parents of the couple are Mr and Mrs Arthur Jurgens and Mr and Mrs Anton Hlas of Elberon.
The Rev. John Pitzer officiated at the I o’clock ceremony which was followed by a reception for 250 guests in the church social rooms
The bride’s organza gown was accented with Cluny lace at the wedding ring collar lantern sleeves and empire bodice. A crown headpiece held
her chapel-iength mantilla, bordered in matching lace, and she carried a cascade of red roses, cymbidium orchids and white daisies.
Maid of honor was Kimberlie Jurgens and bridesmaids were Deb Whitworth and Cindy Strellner. They wore lavender dotted Swiss gowns with stand-up collars, Juliet sleeves and empire waistlines. Matching picture hats completed their ensembles and they carried wicker baskets containing purple, pink and white daisies.
Mike Hagen served as best man. Groomsmen were Tom Hlas and Anthony Hlas, both brothers of the bridegroom Ushers were brothers of the bridal couple: Lester and Darrell Jurgens and Lenard and Leo Hlas. Knstan Jurgens of Marion and Mary Sedlacek of Cedar Rapids were flower girls.
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The newlyweds are residing
in Garrison. The bridegroom attends Hawkeye Institute of Technology and farms.
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Psychiatrist Says Relieve
Stress by Meditation ’
By Gail Cooper
Stress-related physiological and psychological disorders are increasing, Dr. Harold Bloomfield said in a Monday evening lecture at the
Bloomfield is the first American psychiatrist to become a leacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM), the science of creative in
He told an audience of about 150 persons attending the TM introductory lecture that in the last 20 years, doctors have seen a rise in high blood pressure patients, ulcer victims and drug abuse (especially alcohol abuse).
“Despite advances in
modern technology,” he said,
"there have been no adequate solutions to these problems which are caused by stress. ”
Bloomfield has written articles about TM and has made presentations over the country. He has written a book. “Meditation and Stress”, which will be released later this year. He recently completed a lecture tour in Israel, Greece and Europe. In 1573 he began teaching TM.
Bloomfield said that he recommends the simple technique of TM to his psychiatric patients and notes the positive effects that TM has on relieving their stress.
“TM is not a religion or a philosophy and it involves no change in lifestyle. It is a comfortable process. You close your eyes and practice a simple technique for 29
minutes each morning and evening,” he said.
The results, backed up by recent research comparing meditators and non-meditators, have shown meditators to be calmer, have more energy and greater stability. “In short,” Bloomfield said, “it makes people easier to be with."
Studies show that TM is a major scientific discovery because every aspect studied shows the effects to be the exact opposite of stress, according to the psychiatrist. During meditation, a person achieves a level of rest which is twice the level reached during sl**op. even though the meditator is fully conscious.
Research, begun in 19B9-70, has shown that meditators exhibit: Reduced nervousness, depression and irritability and increased sociability and selfassuredness. Meditators also show a decreased tendency to dominate, decreased inhibition and increased emotional stability and efficiency.
Bloomfield said that possible medical applications of the research results would be in the treatment of high blood pressure, anxiety, asthma, drug abuse and numerous other stress-related problems.
C R. RESIDENT RETURNS FROM TRIP TO SOUTH
Mrs. John Niles, 83(1 Fifth avenue SE, has returned from visiting her son, Robert Short. in Montgomery, Ala.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The time was autumn, 1973. Carla Hills, a partner in a Los Angeles law firm, had spent the day house-hunting in Washington. In a couple of weeks, she was to be nominated to be an assistant attorney general and the highest-ranking woman in the justice department.
She flew home the next day, Oct. 20. Switching on her car radio during the drive home from the airport, she heard that the two men who selected her. then - Atty. Gen. Elliot L. Richardson and his deputy, William I). Ruckelshaus, had resigned in a Watergate-related dispute with President Nixon.
There was talk of impeaching the President. The justice department for the moment was in disarray.
“I was really quite stunned,” she recalled. “I stopped thinking that I would be coming to Washington” for a job she considers “the best lawyer’s job in government.”
She went back to the private practice built up over 12 years with the firm of Munger. Tolies, Hills and Richers-hauser. “I simply re-entered that private sector. With gusto.”
In January, William B. Sax be was sworn in as attorney general and soon called Mrs. Hills to say that he. too, wanted her to run the department’s civil division.
She agreed, was nominated by Nixon, confirmed by the senate and was sworn in April I as an assistant attorney general — the first woman to hold the title in more than 40 years and the third in the history of the department
In an interview, she discussed her views about the division of 290 lawyers who represent the government on a panorama of legal issues ranging from employment disputes to the impoundment of federal funds and other crucial constitutional questions.
At 40, she speaks from a background of training and experience in the law as it is applied in civil cases in the federal courts.
She hopes to convince other government agencies to rely on justice department lawyers rather than turning to their own in-house attorneys
Saxbe has expressed dissatisfaction that other departments and independent agencies often prefer to use their own lawyers rather than seeking mon* objective advice from justice
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“It seems to me that it’s incumbent for the government to have an attorney so you don’t have the many arms of the
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“It’s easy to imagine two departments or three agencies or any number of combinations taking their own parochial view and running a collision course,” she said.
“If you can’t ascertain what the government policy is and you put rn conflicting policies, you force the court to select among them. That, to me, is not our constitutional form of government. ”
Mrs Hills, who graduated 20th in a class of 187 at Yale law school in 1958, also said she expects to recruit women lawyers for the department.
hut not because they're women
“I plan to recruit the best possible professional group I can recruit,” she said Noting that many more women are attending law school today than 15 years ago, she said “It’s beyond my comprehension that, among the best possible recruits I can find. there won’t tx* a high percentage of women
Her husband, Roderick Hills, is a corporate lawyer and board chairman of the Republic Corp., a conglomerate. He has been on a leave of absence as a partner in the same Ix»s Angeles law firm she left They have four children, ages 3. 8, 9 and 12
Spitzer-Otterbeck Vows Repeated
DENYER, Colo — Mis'. .Janet Ray Spit/er and Airman Don Otterbeck, son of Mrs Hermione Otterbeck, 1856 A avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were married last Tuesday during a ceremony at 7.30 at the Ixiwry air force base1 chapel. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs R G Spitzer, jr , of San Francisco Honor attendants were Miss Darlene Willis and Mike Mahoney.
The bride selected a beige street-length dress with brown accessories.
The newlyweds, troth serving with the air force al Lowry AEB. will reside in Florida where they will be stationed A reception will be given for the couple in May when they will Im1 in Cedar Rapids
— AP Wirephoto
Carlo Hills, an assistant attorney general, answers a question during a recent interview at the justice department in Washington. Mrs. Hills, 40, is the third woman to hold the title of assistant attorney general in the history of the department.
W inners of the third game of the best four out of six series played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were: North-south - Mrs. George Jenkins and Mrs. Jack Muckier, first, and Mrs. Bill Howard and Mrs. Shirley Moore, second; east-west — Mrs. Charles Fitzgerald and Mrs. W E. Eyman, first, and Mrs. Dale Kueter and Mrs Jerry Elsea, second. Overall winners were Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Muckier The next game will tx* played Monday at 9 at the church
BRIDAL SHOW ER GIVEN EDR ( HERY!, PIEPER
Miss Cheryl Lynn Pieper. May 31 bnde-elcct of James E Campbell, was honored at a bridal shower Saturday afternoon given by Mrs Verle Ford, 1980 A avenue, Marion, and her daughter, .lorn Sue Seventeen guests shared the courtesy Parents of the engaged couple are Mr and Mrs J W Pieper. 575 South Eleventh street, Marion, and Mr and Mrs Earl T Campbell. Des Moines
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