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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Fords Prepare for Move By Ann Blackman Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For Betty Ford, Thursday was a day of waiting for word that her husband would become President of the United States. She canceled a doctor’s appointment and spent the day secluded in the Fords’ home in suburban Alexandria, Va Only once during the rainy afternoon did she appear outside, stylishly dressed in a green print silk outfit and her reddish hair carefully coiffed. “I feel great,” she told reporters as she posed for pictures in front of the Ford house. Asked whether she would be going to the White House, she said with a grin, “I haven’t been invited.” Preparations in Air She insisted that she had not talked with her husband or his office and had no word whether President Nixon would resign But preparations obviously were in the air. The Fords’ daughter. 17-year-old Susan, arrived at the house around ll in the morning. When she left an hour later she was accompanied by a secret service agent. Susan will be a senior at a private Maryland boarding school next fall but she plans to live at the White House with her parents. Steven, the Fords’ 18-year-old son, arrived home around nud-aftornoon. He climbed out of his new yellow Jeep and stood across the street from the house in sweaty work clothes after finishing the last day of his summer job: Mowing grass on the George Washington Memorial parkway. Reporters brought him first word that Nixon planned to address the nation that night. “We don’t have any radios at work,” young Ford said. “We just mow grass." “Go with Him” Asked how he felt about his father moving into the White House, Steven said, “If that’s where his job takes him. I’ll go with him.” He said he plans to spend next year working as a cowboy on a Utah cattle ranch. He has been accepted as a freshman at Duke university in Durham, N. C., but he has decided to take a year off. Not long afterward, word came that Ford’s other sons. Michael, 24. a second-year divinity student in Massachusetts, and Jack, 22, a forest ranger in Yellowstone National park, were returning to Washington. Michael was married a month ago to the former Gayle Ann Brumbaugh, whom he had met when both were students at Wake Forest university in North Carolina. Jack will be a senior at Utah State university in the fall. He plans to get a master’s degree in watershed management and perhaps go to law school to study environmental land use. Women s Golf i__ eJUccir JLL, By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: J am a senior in high school. My boyfriend goes to college out of town. so we have been writing to each other regularly. My Mom and I have a communication problem. I mean. I don’t tell her a whole lot. although I really don’t have all that much to hide. Well, I had a hunch my mother was going into my drawer and reading the letters I got from my boyfriend, so I did something that wasn’t very nice. I wrote notes like, “Hi, Mom, what are you looking for?” and I stuck them into the envelopes with my boyfriend’s letters. I know she saw them because she has been very cold to me lately, but she can’t very well say anything about these notes without admitting she was snooping Abby, I don’’ think I should have to hide my things or lock them up. I mean, if a girl can’t trust her own mother, who can she tr*st? I would really like to have a better relationship with my mother, but I need to know how to get out of the doghouse first. SORRY IN OHIO DEAK SORRY: For openers you can quit writing “notes” in an attempt to trap and embarrass her. I do not condone snooping, but most mothers who snoop do so because they want to know more about what's going on in the lives of their children \pologize to your mother for the smart alecky notes and tell ber you want lo build a better relationship with her. Believe me. she will meet you halfway. 0 * * Problems? You'll feel better if you get it off your chest For a personal reply, write lo ABBY. Box No M709 Los An geles, Calif MMI Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelop. please. West Side Club Winners in a Howell movement game played Thursday at Welty-Way were:    (Jus Schrader and Nick bilbos, first, arid Mrs James Smittkamp and Mrs J. I) Schultz tied With Janek Dave and Jim Thiher for second place. There will not be a game Sunday due to the Iowa City sectional tournament ( KCC . Winners of the club championship tournament held Thursday were: On 18 holes — Miss Sue Harmon, medalist; Miss (’arui Pence, second, and Mrs. Dean Bemus, third Flight winners were:    Mrs. Ken Watts, first, and Mrs. George Miller, runnerup; Mrs Barb Bjornsen. second, and Mrs. Don Schmidt, runnerup; Mrs. Ted Paulson, third, and Mrs. Jack Stuhr, runnerup, and Mrs. Craig Currie, fourth, with Mrs J Bradley Rust. runnerup Nine-hole winners were: Mrs. John Scherling, medalist, and Mrs John Koch, runnerup; Mrs. Martha Sandy, first flight, and Mrs. Horace McGrath, runnerup, and Mrs Ed I,asko, second flight, with Mrs William Kanak, runnerup Twin Pines Sixty golfers participated in play Thursday Mrs. L.W. I lac rt her was medalist. Flight winners were: Mrs Richard Magermah and Mrs. Charles Barta, championship; Mrs. * HAND • PACKED Fresh Fruit Buckets For Any Occasion. Gift cello mapped & a Cheery Bon Always free Oeioefy ti Zither Hospital DALE S FRUIT MARKET 3338 fritter PL Rd. NE •364.3314 Open 9 to 6 ■ 7 Pays W Leo Hammerer, presidential; Mrs, Gilbert Hingers, A; Mrs. Norris Hunt, B; Mrs. Richard Deasy and Mrs. Keeran Knight, C, and Mrs. William Papek, D. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. E.J. Kadlec and Mrs. (Jib Ashley. The Mines. Kingery, George Tschetschot, Otto Wiedersberg anil Run* Briggs had birdies. Approaches were sunk by the Mmes Hunt, Robert North, Wiedersberg and Briggs. Hostesses were Mrs. Howard Slife and Mrs. Don Gibbs Hillcrest Mrs. R J Condon was 18-hole medalist and Mrs Ted Ruffin was 8-hole medalist in play Thursday. Flight winners on 18-holes were: Mrs Condon, championship. Mrs, William Fluegel, A, and Mrs. Norman Kessler, B On 9-hole play winners, were: Mrs. Ted Ruffin, championship; Mrs Joe Loufek, A; Mrs. Frank Romping. B; Mrs. Michael Mitchell, C, and Mrs. Ronald Stack, I). Birdies were won by the Mmes. James Chipokas, Ruffin. Ray Ashlock, ML. Johnson and Joe Cohn. Approaches were sunk by the Mines    Ruffin.    Chipokas,    Ken Madson, John    Gavin,    Sam Cohn.    Howard    Wilfong    and Harold Nobly. Committee members for the month are the Mmes. Johnson, Frank Klias, Fd Spangler. Paul Wren.    Harold    Sovern    and Madson. Squaw ( reek Mrs I Adalid Burns was medalist for 18-hole play Thursday. Mrs. Jan Smith was winner of group A. M«*d-alists for 9-hole play were: Mrs. Arthur Redel, Mrs. Larry Sawgrass and Mrs Viola Schenkin. Flight winners were: Mrs. Frank Frajman, championship; Mrs, Jerry Tri-ble, presidential; Mrs. Donald Day, A; Mrs, Marvin Fernow, B. Mrs William Parsons, C, and Mrs Harry Schuster, I) Say    HA VE A HAPPY DA Y IT’D EDC flower IV KE DO shop 2424 18th St. SW    363-2081 • • • She It Never Wa a Life Would Have Chosen By Franc?* Ix>wine W ASHINGTON (AP) — It was “Pat and Dick in American politics for more than 28 years. But Pat Nixon said it never was a life sin' would have chosen Watergate was one of a series of crises that Mrs Nixon endured, staunchly defending her husband and expressing her “complete faith that everything’s going to he all right Mrs. Nixon had hoped for a happy retirement in California after her husband finished his second term. Fhey purchased their San Clemente home with that in mind. Mrs Nixon preferred it over other presidential retreats The years when Nixon was out of polities, living in ( ali-fornia and New York City, were the ones Mrs Nixon is said to have enjoyed most. Once in the White House when asked if she wanted her daughter Trivia to marry a politician, Mrs Nixon startled reporters bv replying Feel Sorry ON THIS DATE in 197:1. the senate Watergate committee filed a lawsuit to force President Nixon to produce W hite House ta|M*s subpoenaed bv the eommittee • Hoover • Necchi • Eureka • Morse Sales A Service 363-2677 3639 First Aveny* SE Town t Country SHOPPING CINTER JI. We Service What We Sell and all other makes too When official photographer Ollie Atkins was called to the family quarters of the White House on Wednesday evening to photograph the Nixon family he found it obvious that all three women had been crying. This is the photograph he made at the suggestion of Tricia that they ‘have all our elbows linked together.” From left are: Edward and Tricia Cox, President and Mrs. Nixon and Julie and David Eisenhower. “I d feel sorry for her if she ever married anyone in politics.” When a reporter suggested “you've had a good lift*. Mrs. Nixon raised her eyebrows and said. “I just don t tell all.” There had been no talk of a life in politics in 194(1 when she married Dick Nixon, a young lawyer from Whittier, (’alif., where she was teaching high school. But when Nixon returned from duty as a navy officer in the Pacific in World war II and was asked to run for congress, Pat backed him. She even provided money from savings she hoped would go into buying her dream house. Once he made up his mind to enter politics, Mrs. Nixon said, “The only thing that I could do was to help him, but it would not have been a life that I would have chosen." Born Thelma Catherine Ryan in Ely, Nevada, on March Hi. 1912, the eve of St. Patrick’s day, she was nicknamed “Pat" by her Irish-American father, William Ryan. The name stuck. And Mrs. Nixon always celebrated her birthday on St. Patrick’s day thereafter. Having come from humble beginnings, Mrs. Nixon always expressed her belief in the American dream. “People from humble circumstances can through sheer hard work go up the ladder,” she said. And it was what she did. Her father, who had been a miner in Nevada, moved his family to a small farm in Artesia. Calif., where Pat grew up Her German-immigrant mother, Hat Halberstadt Bender, died when Pat was 13. Pat took over housekeeping for her father and two brothers. Her father died when she was 19. Pat dropped out of school for two years after high school and worked to earn enough money to go through college She took jobs as X-ray technician, department store clerk, researcher and movie extra, playing bit parts in “Smalltown Girl” and “Becky Sharp”. She was graduate cum laude — with honors — from the University of Southern California, where she majored in merchandising. Pat planned to Ik* a buyer. But an offer to teach commercial subjects at Whittier high school came along and she took it. Quaker Ceremony She met Nixon in Whittier at tryouts for a community theater play, “Dark Tower”. They were married two years later on June 21, 1940, in a Quaker ceremony at Riverside, Calif. After World war II, Pat saw her husband elected congressman. senator and vice-president. She campaigned by his side every step of the way. No matter what happened in their political lives, Pat Nixon steadfastly backed her h"sband. Nixon recalled how Pat had remained “cool and calm” when their vice-presidential motorcade was attacked and stoned by demonstrators in Caracas. Venezuela, in 1958. In 1974, Mrs. Nixon returned to that country as Nixon’s personal envoy to the inauguration of Venezuela’s President Carlos Andres Perez and went on to the inauguration of Brazil’s President Ernesto Geisel, winning personal acclaim and goodwill. It was Pat s “good old Republican cloth coat" that Nixon had used in his defense against charges that he had a secret $18.00(1 political fund during the 1952 election campaign After that election crisis, close associates reported that Mrs. Nixon lost her taste for politics. Later, she took Nixon’s defeat in the 1900 presidential race against John F. Kennedy tearfully’- And it was reported she urged him not to make the unsuccessful 1962 California gubernatorial race and hoped he would retire from politics afterwards. Mrs. Nixon was 02 when Nixon started his second term, one of the nation’s oldest First Ladies. In the time since Nixon’s election to the presidency in 1908, both of her daughters were married. Society for Women Features President Nixon embraces his daughter, Julie Eisenhower, after informing his family of his decision to resign in this photo released by the White House Thursday evening. The picture was made Wednesday in the family's living quarters. The youngest, Julie, wa* married in December, 1908, to David Eisenhower, the grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the man with whom Nixon served two terms as vice-president. Her oldest daughter, Tricia, became the wife of a young Harvard law student, Edward (’ox, in a historic White House garden wedding in June, 1971 The Nixons were a close family during the presidential years. Their daughters frequently visited the White House and presidential vacation spots at Camp David, Md., Key Biscayne, Fla., and San Clemente. Unlike the Johnsons before them, there were no presidential grandchildren born in the Nixons’ White House years. Mrs. Nixon, who had been a strawberry' blonde in her youth, was an attractive blonde, First Lady. 5 feet 5 inches tall, who maintained a slim size 8 figure. As Nixon’s Watergate troubles mounted, Mrs. Nixon slipped into second place on Gallup's 1973 poll of the Most Admired Women in the World, behind Israel’s then premier Golda Meir. She cut down on her activities and travels during the months that the Watergate hearings and revelations were at their peak. Once when asked what she thought about people who criticized her husband. Mrs. Nixon said: “I think they’re wrong.” She was well liked and admired around the world and displayed a warm, friendly disposition. She earned a reputation as a goodwill ambassador. She went on worldwide travels with Nixon and on her own to 76 countries, including the historic visits to China, the Moscow summits and the Middle East. Volunteerism was a word she lived by. But Mrs. Nixon left no particular project to bt* remembered by. She took on no cause like Lady Bird Johnson’s “beautification,” or Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House restoration. Mrs. Nixon more than fulfilled her inaugural promise to entertain at the White House all kinds of people — “not lust big shots.’’ she once said Her staff claimed Mrs. Nixon had held more teas and receptions than any previous First I,ady Once in I960, the Republicans even waged a “Pat for First Lady” campaign because of Mrs. Nixon’s popularity As Nixon, himself said in many campaign speeches “Whatever people think of me, Pat would make a wonderful First Lady.” UR SAVINGS STACK UP AS HIGH AS THE LAWAIL0WS! AP Wirephoto GUARANTY BANK & TRUST CO. MiMim rote Ira St. A ara tie.    ININ    i'Mm*    *1.    VK    IDI    .Jar*!**    Mr.    VII Passbook Savings 3% with No Minimurn MATURITY RATI 3-month 3Vs% I-year 6% 2V*-y ear 6Vi% 4-year r/4% minimum amount $ 300 SOO 300 1000 FDIC regulations require substantial early withdrawal prior to maturity. Got the highest rate of interest where you get FREE CHECKING at the Home of the Freel    * penalty for f \ J ;

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