Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
9 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Aug. 13, 1974
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Women Seek Political Base
By Cd nard IV Butler
HARTFORD. Conn. (I 1*1 > — It 1974 is remembered for anything politically momentous besides the impeachment issue, it may be recalled as the year of “women in politics.” About 1.2(H) women in the nation are seeking election to state legislatures or higher offices, according to the Washington-based women's political caucus, the country's largest women’s political group
Of all the women candidates, the 55-year-old daughter of an immigrant baker who settled in Connecticut perhaps best dramatizes the emergence of the political woman
She is Rep. Ella Tambussi (irasso (D-Conn ), her party’s candidate for governor against another member of congress 20 years younger. Rep Robert ll Steele (R-Conn.)
lf elected, Mrs (Irasso, now the odds-on favorite, would become the nation’s highest-ranking woman official and its only female governor
A November victory would also make her the only woman governor who won thr office on her own merits. Three other women governors followed in their husbands’ footsteps
At present, there are no governors or IV S. senators who are women. The house of representatives with 415 members includes only 18 women Twenty-six women hold statewide office and there are only 441 women serving in state legislatures
political contacts during the 12 years she served as secretary of the state before tieing eleeted to congress in 1970
lier successor. Democrat Gloria Schaffer, 43, is again running for secretary of the state, the' office both parties traditionally reserve for women Her Republican opponent is Mrs Sally Holster, a Norwalk city council member
Mrs Schaffer believes the feminist movement and ‘‘consciousness raising’’ has increased voter acceptability of women candidates and helped women themselves emerge from traditional behind-the-scene political roles and onto center stage as candidates
Women candidates are on the march in other states as well.
In California, assemblywoman March K Pong (D-Oak-land), scored what was considered there the greatest women’s political triumph of the year —- nomination for secretary of state4.
A former university lecturer. Kong, who campaigned on her long-standing crusade against pay toilets, defeated four men and another woman She believes pay toilets discriminate' against women who use them more frequently than men lf elected, Pong, who was born iii the backroom of her parents’ Chinese laundry, would become California’s first woman secretary of state.
Also in California, Democratic Rep. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke of Los Angeles, the first incumbent congresswoman to become a mother, won renomination for another term
It’s virtually impossible to count those who are candidates for city councils, local school boards, zoning boards, justices of the peace or the host of lesser offices in the villages and cities across America
The women's education fund, an offshoot of the Vfomen’s Political Caucus, holds seminars around the nation bringing together women incumbents with local female candidates and workers Their seminars teach the basics of politics canvassing. fund-raising and media work
Another national group promoting female candidates is the Women’s Campaign Fund, run by Maureen Aspin, wife of Rep Les Aspin (D-Wis ). The organization plans to give money to women candidates with good election prospects
Mrs. (Irasso, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke college, was asked before the primary whether her gender would become a campaign issue. A professional poll taken for the democratic party had shown Connecticut voters were generally sympathetic to feminist goals
“I thought this might have been a factor because I had been told it would bo, but interestingly, this has not emerged,” she said “I’ve talked with thousands of people since I started my campaign, and I have not yet seen any indication of rejection because I am a woman
“I think that one of the reasons is that I ve been around a long time.” she said. “People know me. they know my capacity for work and my involvement and my interests, and they’ll make their judgments accordingly
Rep. Ella Grasso (D-Conn.) is joyful after getting her party s gubernatorial nomination. She is one of many women across the United States who is seeking federal, state and local governmental posts.
Mrs C.rasso built a statewide reputation and made many
Ju/ie, David View Ford’s First Speech
By ( beryl Arvidson
WASHINGTON (UPI) -Julie and David Eisenhower sat in silence Monday night as President Ford promised no more “buggings or breakins” or other government invasions of privacy.
The rest of the audience dappl'd for 25 seconds, the longest period of applause during the speech.
The daughter and son-in-law of former President Richard M. Nixon were the guests of his successor and sat in his special section of the galleries, but they stared straight ahead with no expression as President Ford said “There will be no illegal tappings, eavesdropping, buggings or breakins by my administration There will In* hot pursuit of tough laws to prevent illegal invasions of privacy in both government and private activities.”
Nixon had sent Ford a message congratulating him on the speech, according tit a spokesman in San Clemente. Calif, Julie, who had been Nixon’s stoutest defender, said she had talked with her parents and they are “just fine ” “They're getting along all right,” said David Julie, 25, has been supervis-mg the packing of the Nixon family's personal effects and their removal from the White* House She rode* up to the White House Monday afternoon on a bicycle wearing blue slacks and a blue arid white jersey, looking unhappy For the first time in years, she was not accompanied by secret service agents
Asked how the packing was going Monday night, she | turned and said “I’m not giv- | mg any interviews — private j citizen ”
Julie has been working as an associate editor of Curtis Publishing Co. and is a member of their editorial board A company official said | “she is very much on the job” and would bo flying to Indianapolis Tuesday to discuss a j cover for a forthcoming Satur- j day Evening Post David is a law student at George Washington university __
MKS. ( LARA OLTROGGE FETED AT OPEN HOUSE
( ENTER POINT - Mrs Clara Oltrogge of Greenfield was honored at an open house Friday afternoon given at the home of Mrs E. M Craig Hostesses wore Mrs. Craig’s daughters: Mrs. Jim Wood and Mrs. lx*o Havran, both of Cedar Rapids.
Society for Women
LeClere-Booth Vows Are Said
Deborah Sue LH Ie re and Bradley Dale Booth. IWW Thirtieth street NU, wert* married Sunday during a 2 o’clock ceremony at tho Mirror lounge. Officiating was the Rev Robert M Putt.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs Robert Simon. 291 Highland drive NVX and George Lebeda, 353 Twenty-fourth street NW. The bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Dale E Booth of Washington For her wedding the bride wore a halter top sty led with a scoop neckline and palazzo pants of white metallic knit A floral headpiece completed her ensemble and she held a bouquet of orange, yellow and
Dance Teacher: Betty Ford Is ‘Great
There are several women running for statewide office in Nevada, but they are considered long-shots to win in November or even survive the September primary election.
Maya Miller, 58, Washoe Valley oil heiress, is seeking the Democratic nomination for U. S. senate. Considered a liberal in traditionally conservative Nevada, she is expected to lose the primary to Et Gov. Harry Reid
Two women are seeking the gubernatorial nomination in Nevada: Republican Shirley Crumpler, 39, a Las Vegas divorcee, and Democrat Olga Bond Covelli, Bl, of Reno
In Hawaii, Republican Diana Hansen, a young blonde, is trying for a second time to unseat Rep. Patsy Mink, Democrat of lie 2nd congressional district. Sue Stricklin, who says she will accept no monetary contributions, is running for lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket
New Hampshire has women candidates in each of its two congressional districts Mrs. Helen Bliss, Democrat, a Quaker grandmother from New Ipswich, is challenging six-term Rep. James Cleveland (R-N.H ), an attorney
“I think we need a few more women to support the ones who are there," she said.
“I’m getting a very encouraging reaction. They all say, ‘We’re glad you're running. It s about time we had a good woman,’ ” she said
In the second New Hampshire race, Democrat Mrs. Sylvia Chaplin, 49. is seeking the seat being vacated by Rep. Louis Wyman (R N ll ), a senate candidate.
In Oregon, Sen Betty Roberts (D-Portland), is heavily favored to win nomination for the vacancy created by the death of Sen. Wayne Morse She would oppose Sen. Robert Packwood (R-Oregon), in the November election.
Florida has a serious woman candidate for I'. S senate with public services commissioner Paula Hawkins, who in her upset victory over a Democrat in 1972 campaigned ort consumer issues as “just a housewife from Maitland.”
Gail Rimmer Is Bride
lavender daisies, pomjMtnx and miniature carnations.
Gloria Hahne was maid of honor and bridesmaids were ( indy O'Toole and < ris Schult/ They wore halter jumpsuits iii orange, yellow and lavender crepe, respectively Each attendant carried a bouquet of white daisies
Serving as best man was Pat Williams Groomsmen were Dan McNeal and Max Meyer of Ames Seating guests were Jim Shimek and Tom Fine.
A reception for 225 guests was given at Morgan Creek park after the ceremony
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The couple plans a brief
wedding trip and will reside at the the Thirtieth street address on return The bride is employed by the Mirror lounge and the bridegroom is a musician with the Do’s and Don is.
By Anna Kisselgoff
(c) 1974 New York Times News Service
NEW YORK - “A very great gift to us in America” is the way Martha Graham describes her former dance student Elizabeth Ford, the new First Lady. To prominent members of the dance world, the fact that the White House is now occupied by someone who went through the discipline of their own training, has been met with great interest.
Miss Graham, the dancer and choreographer whose name became synonymous with modern dance, recalled yesterday that she had personally taught the former Elizabeth Bloomer here in the early 1940s
Comparing Betty Ford to another of her famous pupils, Mrs Graham said. “I remember her as I remember Bette Davis, standing out in the class
“You remember certain people. They have a certain plus quality that doesn’t detach you from them completely, and you remember them as a personality rather than as a dancer. ”
The fact that Mrs Ford has apparently maintained her interest in dance was also noted.
“I feel confident that because of Mrs Ford's past interest in the art. that she will work for the betterment of the arts and the dance,” said Mrs Rebekah Darkness, director of the Darkness Ballet On April 9, Mrs Ford and her daughter, Susan, flew to New York to Im* Mrs. Darkness guests at the opening of the new Darkness theater
In a statement issued through a spokesman, Mrs Darkness added that she
“feels very indebted to Mrs Ford because of her interest in the dance.”
Mrs. Graham observed that it was Mrs Ford, when interviewed at the time that her husband became vice-president. who had mentioned her training at the Graham school
“Its always nice to be remembered in that way,” she said “And it is unique that a woman so much in the news has said that she studied with me Very few are so gracious.”
Miss Graham said that Mrs Ford had telephoned her since her husband became vice-president on Dec. B and had planned to attend a performance by the Martha Graham Dance company in Washington, but was prevented from doing so by another commitment
“I felt she made a very definite gesture to the dance the arts,” Miss Graham added
Miss Graham, who has often spoken about the discipline that dancers must achieve and has even composed a dance piece on the subject (“Acrobats of God”) was asked what influence the Graham training might have had on Mrs Ford
“The dance — or her memory of it — has kept her beautiful.” Miss Graham replied “Dart of a training of a dancer is to meet a situation with courage arid the necessity b>r complete honesty
The choreographer and dancer, now KO years old, said Mrs Ford was listed in her card file as Elizabeth Bloomer “and was called Betty Bloomer, at the time. Miss Graham taught at her former school at BH Fifth avenue
Iowa City Tournament
Results of the Iowa City sectional tournament played Friday, Saturday and Sunday are: Master s Pairs — Keith Hanson of Marion and Alan Stout of Tipton, first, and Charles High of Bettendorf and Paul Womack of East Moline, IIL, second. Board A Match Team — Mr Hanson and Bob Evans of Davenport, first, and Mr Stout and Mr High. second Open Pairs —• Mr Womack and Jim Letts of Rock Island. Ill , first, and Dave McGee of Mason City and Betty Andersen of Marshalltown, second Swiss Team — Mr Hanson and Steve Tucker of Chicago, first, and Boyce McCray of Cedar Rapids and Mr High, second
Winners of the rubber game played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were: i North-south — Mrs Ralph j Smith and Mrs Mary Earley, first, and Mrs Alan Langen-feld and Mrs Jerry El sea. second, east-west — Mrs j William Hall, lr and Mrs j James lgou, first, and Mrs j Dick Grodt and Mrs Robert j Dreckman, second Over all i winners were Mrs Smith and | Mrs Earley The next game I will Im* played Monday at 9 at j the church
ON THIS DATE in 1973, President Nixon signed a $23- j billion highway bill, permitting, for the first time, the use of funds of the Federal Highway Trust tFund for mass transit
WATERLOO - St. Edward’s Catholic church provided the setting Saturday for the marriage of Miss Gail Kathryn Rimmer, former resident of Cedar Rapids, and W illiam John Lav in. The Rev. Thomas La vin, uncle of the bridegroom, officiated at the 2 o’clock ceremony
Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs L. J Rimmer of Waterloo and John J Lav in of Chicago, and the late NI rs Josephine Lav in.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Mrs.
I Donald J Huschle of Cedar I Rapids, her sister. Other attendants were Mrs Carl Bruno, another sister. Mr* Tom Campbell of Cedar Rapids and Miss Cand Charles.
Thomas P. Schofield served the bridegroom as best mar. and Mr Bruno. Mr Huschle and John F Heneghan were groomsmen
Following the ceremony, a
Crow Nest Sitter Loses 30 Pounds
SPOKANE. Wash (UPI) -( row s nest sitter Jinnie Cox says she’ll end her stint Aug. 21 after H3 days, having established a world’s record and losing at least 30 pounds
I want to sjM*nd some time with my family while theres still some summer left.” said the2B-year-old housewife “Besides, I ve done what I set (tut to do It s dumb to stay up any longer ”
reception was given for guests at the Elk s club.
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trip to San Francisco, Calif., the couple will reside in Chicago. The bride, a graduate of Mount Mercy college, is on leave from the Cedar Rapids Community schools and will begin graduate studies at Loyola university in Chicago. The bridegroom, a graduate of latyola. is employed by the First National Bank of Chicago
By Abigail Van Buren
DEAR ABBY My wife is a wonderful woman and I appreciate her many good qualities, but she has one fault that drives me to distraction W hen she wants to remind me of something, she doesn’t tell me. she writes me a note Ifs not as if we weren’t together half of the time. When I get to tho office, I find a note in my pocket; “Don’t forget to gas up your car and please pay the electric lull At breakfast, she* had taped a note to my bathroom mirror “Are you going to do something about your mother's birthday which is next Sunday? Or should I ’
How can I get the message across to this note-happy woman that she has a voice to talk with and I have ears to hear with and I wish she* would communicate* with me verbally? Thanks.
BUGGED IN EUGENE
DEAR BUGGED: Use your voice to get the message to her ears. (On second thought, since she’s so note-happy, write her a note.)
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DEAR ABBY Ive been struggling with this problem for a year and can't seem to come up with a solution
I am 27, reasonably attractive and divorced When a girl is 21 and not yet married, she can say no to a fellow and use the excuse that she is saving herself for marriage But when she’s 27 and divorced. what can she say that will be acceptable*0
If I say, “I don't believe in sex outside marriage.” it sounds like I’m trying to rope myself another husband, which is not necessarily true.
How can I get around this0 What I need is some clever say ing that will 'get me off the hook without making me sound like1 a goody-goody
DEAK STUMPED: What
makes you think you have to either deliver or come up with an excuse? Surely you have something other than sex to offer a man Just say: “No," and don’t feel that you have to justify it.
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Problems? You'll feel better if you get it off you chest. I or a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No B97IM). Los Angeles, Calif. 9IMMi9 Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope. please.
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