Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Justice System Attracts Women
Bv ((ORDON HANSON
Associated Press Writer
DKS MOINES, Iowa (AP) — “My mother didn't pressure me into what I should become,” says pretty Karen Clauson “She just had a lot of patience and prayed a lot. ”
The prayers helped, because Miss Clauson is succeeding in the Iowa justice system — a profession noted for its male dominance.
Miss ( lauson, 2H and single, is one of the* top employes of the Iowa Crime Commission, Another three women, including a criminologist and one who holds two masters’ degrees, also have high posts.
"These gals are performing,” says commission director (ieorge Orr "They can meet their counterparts in the criminal justice system — which is practically all male — and do their jobs well. They’ve got respect.”
“We hire women as well as men because we want people for what they can do. Somebody didn’t have to put a national law on us and say we had to have so many women employed ”
Miss Clauson, a pert 5*foot*3 with dark brown hair and searching blue eyes, has a criminology background and is the commission’s program manager Males head the agency’s other two divisions.
More than $7 3 million in federal grants for area and local crime commissions crossed her desk in fiscal 1973 and the figure for fiscal 1974 will bi' higher
“The reduction of crime is what we’re all about,” she says. “AII of our activities are geared to that objective.”
“We deal with the eight area crime commissions, and all state agencies such as the bureau of criminal investigation, department of public safety, the attorney general, drug abuse authority, the supreme court and the department of social services.”
The commission processes applications for grants from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LKAA). It also sees to it that anti-crime programs and plans are implemented and completed.
Miss Clauson views her role in law enforcement as that of a catalyst.
“The commission has worked toward using LKAA funds for programs that have real impact on the criminal justice system,” she says. “If you improve the system, and make it function better, you will have a reduction in crime.”
Miss Clauson, a 1967 graduate of the University of Iowa, has a secretary and supervises a staff of “five specialists and one application coordinator who insures that the work that comes in here by the tons gets to the right place.”
“The biggest thing I do is administer and make sure everything is going right.”
She isn’t a women’s libber, but believes “females are
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These four women have successfully invaded a profession noted for its male dominance—the criminal justice system—and hold high administrative posts with the Iowa crime commission. “These gals are performing, they’ve got respect, says commission director George Orr. From left: Carol Augustine, Barbara Baum, Karen Clauson and Susan Deagle.
just as capable as anybody.” She started with the commission in 1970 as a programs analyst, then became a plans developer “in charge of writing, compiling and submitting annual action plans to the LKAA.”
Her present job may be the result of her getting “shoved into the types of discussion that allows you to supervise and get into decision-making roles," she says.
“I love it, I suppose it’s because I ve always had a hard time keeping my mouth shut.
, “When you’re going to college, or even high school with regular academie courses, you’re brought up in the same ways exactly like guys. Then all of a sudden you’re supposed to switch to the absolute homemaker type.
“I don’t think there are very many females anymore who
— like grandmother — sit at home.
“Bless people like grandma, but the world is big enough
— and there are enough things to do — that there’s room for everybody to do whatever makes them happy.”
Miss Clauson entered the field of criminology “because I was very interested in the way the criminal justice system works.”
“I’ve always loved laws, such as common law in England and how we took it to America — except in Louisiana where they have the Napoleonic Code which is its basic for state law ”
“Along the correctional side of it, the prisons system, I thought there had to be a better way than what we were doing.
“You can’t take somebody (criminal) out of their environment and into an abnormal environment (prison) for. say five years, and expect them to go back home and live normally.
“That is really the basis of community-based corrections which we are working with.”
Also holding responsible positions with the commission are Barbara Baum, a criminal justice statistical analyst; Susan Deagle, administrative assistant; and Carol Worlan Augustine, assistant plans developer.
Mrs. Baum, 26, has a degree in sociology from Drake university and a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Missouri
Mrs. Augustine, 24, has a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Simpson college.
Mrs. Deagle, 30, holds a bachelor of arts degree in constitutional history from C. W. Post college, a master’s in the same field from the University of Wisconsin, another master’s in special education from Long Island university, and has completed Radcliffe college’s publishing procedures course.
Miss Corkery Is Bride of Mr. Jensen
INDEPENDENCE - Miss Cynthia Marie Corkery, daughter of the Leland Cork-erys of Rowley, became the bride of Vernon Jensen during a one o’clock ceremony Saturday at St. John’s Catholic church. The Rev John Crossman officiated The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jensen of Dewar
Mrs Earl White of Cedar Rapids was her sister’s matron of honor and Kim Curtis was maid of honor Other attendants were Miss Karen Bohnernan, Mrs Steve Ternus, Miss Cyndi Bergeson and Miss Cathy Wegner Cene Eicken was the bridegroom’s best man Jeff and Jim Corkery, brothers of the bride, were groomsmen as were Bill Bohnernan, Dave Jensen and Bob Brasch. Clint Miller, Mr White, Dan Zitel-man and Ken Ingalls seated guests
The bride wore a long-sleeved gown of dacron organza styled with ruffles of Venise lace at the neckline and shoulders and at the train Her fingertip veil was held by a Juliet cap and she carried a cascade arrangement of gardenias.
Her attendants wore ruffled dacron organza gowns in colors of light pink, Nile green. light blue, orchid, hot pink and yellow, respectively. Matching picture hats and parasols completed their ensembles After the ceremony, a reception for 450 guests was given at the Gayla ballroom it lr ir
The couple will live in Independence after a brief wedding trip. The bride is a graduate of Patricia Stevens in Milwaukee, Wis. The bridegroom was graduated from Upper Iowa university and is a teacher and coach at Independence high school
Sharon Johannsen Is Wed
DES MOINES - Miss Sharon K. Johannsen and Harold L Harrington, both of Kirksville, Mo., were married Saturday evening. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. A W. Harrington of 2030 First avenue NE, and W G. Harrington of 308 Jacolyn drive NW, both of Cedar Rapids.
The Rev. Norman Raedecke officiated at the 7 o’clock ceremony at Hope Lutheran church.
The bride, daughter of the Werner Johannsens of Altoona. wore an organza gown fashioned with a re-embroidered lace bodice, lantern sleeves and a chapel train Her tiered veil was caught to a crown of pearls and lace and she held a Bible topped with a cascade of white daisies and carnations.
Mrs. Jack Friedrickson was her sister’s matron of honor and Mae Alder was maid of honor. They wore gowns of blue sheer flocked nylon over taffeta designed with matching capelets. Each carried blue and white daisies.
Ray Ferris served as best man John McBee was groomsman and ushers were David Johannsen. the bride’s
brother, Philip Welder and Mr. Friedrickson.
Following the ceremony a reception was given in the church social rooms.
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After a brief wedding trip.
the newlyweds will reside in Kirksville where both are graduate students at Northeast Missouri State university. Both were recently graduated from that same university.
Jones Park Junior
Sixteen girls participated in junior girls final play of the season Monday. Medalist was Kathy Terrace Uhampionship winners of the club tournament were determined in a “sudden death” playoff between Kathy Terrace and Linda Frazier with Miss Terrace winning first. Plight winners were: Brenda Bass and Susie Frazier, first, and Lorene Kuehl and Stacy Kutz, second. Trophies will be awarded Saturday at the awards picnic at Jones park, Parkview pavilion. Any girl not contacted may call 364 6960 for information
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BRIDAL SHOWER GIVEN EDR MISS SUE DRAKER
Miss Reno Nckola, 232 Thirty-first street NW, was hostess at a personal bridal shower given Sunday evening honoring Miss Sue Braker, Sept. 14 bride-elect of Ed Colby, 330 Fourteenth street, Marion. Fifteen guests shared the courtesy. Parents of the engaged couple are the ('hades Drakers, 1260 Center street NF, and the Robert Uolbys, 1765 Twenty-fifth avenue, Marion.
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The annual Reid-Metheny reunion will be held at Jones park Sunday at 12 30. A picnic and games are planned For further Information call Mrs Fldon Kenston at 848-7124
Betty Mumby Becomes Bride Of Mr. Bluemle
BELLE PLAINE - Miss Betty Mumby, daughter of the Keith Mum bys of Ladora, became the bride of Dan Bluemle, son of the Virgil Bluemles of Belle Plaine, during a 2 o’clock ceremony Saturday. The Rev. Ambrose
McAvoy officiated at St. Michael’s Catholic church
Following the ceremony a reception was given at the Belle Plaine legion hall. A
wedding dance was given later in the evening at the Ladora Ix'gion hall.
Brenda Grieder was maid of honor and Mary Mumby, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. Doug Vavroeh served as best man and Jim Willey as groomsman. Jim Bluemle, brother of the bridegroom, and Denny Brown seated
guests. Also in the wedding party were Don Walton, lector; Mary Goad, flower girl and Tim Mumby, ringbearer.
The bride wore a gown of dacron polyester organza styled with bishop sleeves and an empire bodice trimmed with ribbon and sequined scalloped Chantilace. Her veil was trimmed with matching lace and she carried an arrangement of white daisy pompons centered with an orchid.
Her attendants wore empire gowns of purple flowered organdy. White picture hats completed their ensembles and each carried a bouquet of white daisy pompons
The couple will reside at
1415 Bever avenue SE, in Cedar Rapids. The bridegroom is employed by Amana Refrigeration. Inc Parents of the bridegroom were hosts at a rehearsal dinner Friday evening at the Lincoln cafe.
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Winners of the rubber bridge game played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were: North-south — Mrs. Kenneth Touro and Mrs. John McUallum. first, and Mrs William Eyman and Mrs Charles Fitzgerald, second; east-west — Mrs Bill Howard and Mrs. Shirley Moore, first, and Mrs. William Hall, jr., and Mrs. Robert Gray-beal, second. Over-all winners were: Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Howard. The next game is scheduled Sept. 9 at 9 o’clock at the church
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Fords Settle In Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford and his family have settled into the* White House and spent the first evening at their new home entertaining.
The Fords hosted a private cocktail reception Monday night for 6(1 secret service men and their wives. "It was a way of saying goodbye and thank you” to the men who guarded the Ford family in their Alexandria. Va., home Indore they moved into the White House, said Nancy Howe, Mrs. Ford s personal secretary.
A new detail of secret service took over Monday.
The family’s belongings were moved from their suburban home in a single van by the time the President and Mrs Ford returned from a day’s trip to Chicago Monday.
The only furniture moved into the White House was the Ford’s double bed and a blue leather easy chair that is the President’s favorite.
Other furniture and furnishings will go into storage while the Fords rent their Alexandria home during their White House occupancy, which Ford said probably will be 2 years.
Mrs. Howe said the move went “very smoothly
Haddad-Hess Vows Said
Madonna Haddad, 1641 Ellis boulevard NW, and Peter John Hess were married Saturday afternoon at St Patrick’s Catholic church. The Rev. Martin T Laughlin officiated at the one o’clock ceremony.
Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs. Felix J. Simkavitz, 428 Fourth avenue SW. and Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hess of route two. Cedar Rapids.
Attending the bridal couple were Elmore Hays and Clarence A. Hess. Lockport, 111. John J. Hess, also of Lockport. and Daniel IV Shonka seated guests.
The bride wore an empire gown designed with an off-white chiffon liodicc with a high ruffled collar and long full sleeves and an aqua chiffon skirt over taffeta Her elbow-length aqua veil was caught to a lace-trimmed pillbox hat and she carried a nosegay of miniature aqua and white carnations
Her attendant wore a yellow A-line gown of chiffon over taffeta styled with accents of white ( luny lace, sheer Juliet
sleeves and a bow at the waistline. A matching bow held her shoulder-length veil and she carried a nosegay of yellow, white and aqua daisy pompons.
A reception for 300 guests followed the ceremony and was given at the Knights of Columbus hall.
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trip to the Western states the couple will reside at the Ellis boulevard address. The bridegroom is employed by Collins Radio Co.
BRUNC H, SHOWER FETE MISS ALICIA JONES
A miscellaneous bridal shower and a brunch were given Sunday morning at ll for Miss Alicia Jones, daughter of the Donald I). Jones’ of 1427 Yuma drive NW. Co-hostesses to the 20 guests were Mrs. Charles Caughlan of Iowa City and Mrs Robert Carnes. Miss Jones is the Sept. 14 bride-elect of Glen Geiger of 173 Sixteenth avenue SW’. He is the son of the Charles Geigers of Liberty, Mo.
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DEAR ABBY My problem is a small one, but on second thought, are bad manners ever a small problem9
My husband and I would like your opinion of this situation We have two different families whom we invite to our home for dinner occasionally. (Not together )
The minute we sit down at the table, both fathers of these families ask one of their children to say the grace
Abby, am I out of line to think this shows extreme bad manners on their part? I always thought it was up to the host and hostess to decide if grace was to be said at their table And if so, by whom
Please print your reply. Perhaps these men or their wives will read your column and learn something Or I may learn something if I am wrong.
DEAR SOCIAL: You are not wrong. It’s the host’s or hostess’s perogative to deride if grace shall he said at his (or her) table, and if so. by whom.
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All my life I have been extremely overweight, but this last year, through a friend’s inspiration, I was motivated to lose 120 pounds, (Yes, one hundred and twenty pounds.)
Throughout my diet Elmer never indicated that he approved or disapproved, but now that my life has changed as much as my figure, Elmer has decided he doesn’t like the “new me” and wants me to regain the weight I sacrificed so much to get rid of.
Perhaps I should mention that Elmer is fat and we used to have a lot of fun together eating all the things we shouldn’t but those days are gone for me. Now Elmer feels betrayed and I feel guilty, because when he married me he really like me the way I was.
I am torn between staying thin, which I am so proud to be or letting myself go, to please Elmer.
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COL FLE HONORED SUNDAY AT WEDDING SHOWER
Miss Mane Vileta and Lester MacLean were honored at a wedding shower and family dinner given Sunday at 4 at the home of Mrs Leo Vileta, 1120 Twenty-first avenue SW. Mrs Richard Vileta was cohostess to the 20 guests attending. Parents of the engaged couple, who will wed Aug 31 at Shueyville United Methodist church, are the Fred Viletas of route two, Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Malcolm MacLean of Solon
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