Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Dec. 30, 1974 7Potential Rape Victims Becoming Less Passive
By CPI Writers
The potential rape victim is becoming increasingly less passive. Women are fighting off their attackers with lighted cigarets, sharp weapons and police whistles, and are increasingly willing to proset Ute them.
‘Women are feeling anger after an incident rather than a feeling of shame and guilt . said Pat Nicholson, coordinator for W'omen Organized Against Rape, said in Philadelphia. “More women want to take revenge through prosecution.”
“I don't think women are using guns and knives so much,” she said. “But they’re becoming smart enough to carry a sharp object in their hands.
a good set of lungs and being able to give a proper gouge or kick if need Im*.”
The Carbondale courses include tips on how to administer kicks to the groin, tread on insteps or gouge eyes.
Police Inspector James ( rowley, of San Francisco’s sex crime detail, said there was no record of a rajx* victim using material arts against a rapist, or of a woman carrying a knife or gun to ward off an attacker.
In Los Angeles, the scream-and-run theme was echoed by Non! Frantz, a sergeant with the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department.
Miss Frantz’ also suggested women should resist an attack in every way — scream, kick, bite, claw the eyes and take off at a run if possible.
She says she tells women to use any weapon available, including a knife or gun if they feel their life is threatened.
Women Sold Bill of Goods
Don ’t Or Plead
Lit Cigaret Best Threat
“A lit cigaret has been, as far as I’ve heard, the best threat in discouraging an attack. A woman I know who was grabbl'd told her assailant, ‘tough me again and this is going to go in your eye.’ Ile fled ”
A survey of a number of American communities by UPI indicates an increasing awareness of the problem, antf a variety of steps to combat it.
In Carbondale, IIL, police Chief George Kennedy said self-defense courses given to women do not include karate and judo instruction
“I personally feel that karate and judo give women a false sense of security," said Kennedy. “I think a woman’s best defense is
“Women have been sold a bill of goods on martial arts courses,” Crowley said “You can’t take a 90-day course and be good at it. But there are many men who will run if a woman screams . . . The best thing is to run if possible or draw the attention of witnesses by screaming.”
Police themselves are increasing their anti-rape programs, including the use of decoys and the formation of self-defense classes.
But at least one San Diego policewoman on a special task force had problems.
She caught her suspect. “But,” said Homicide Ll. Ed Stevens, “she could have been Tarzan of the apes and she still would have been knocked on her butt and had her nt*ck stretched. Because that’s what happened. She was knocked down and stomped despite several policemen rushing to her aid.”
Stevens recommended potential victims should “scream like hell,” or “bide their time till they find an opening to escajn* and then split."
Sergeant Frantz warns, above all. don't cry or plead. “IV makes the rapist feel like
King Kong,” she said.
Reports from other areas include
— In Utah, woman are being offered seminars in prevention and self defense but untiling as sophisticated as karate lessons are underway.
— In Sacramento the county sheriff’s department for several years has lieon sending woman officers into the community to discuss rape and how women can protect themselves. In one case a woman was attacked in the bedroom of her home and drove off the assailant when she cut him w ith a knife.
— In Las Vegas, with the third highest rate of rape in the nation, Homicide Detective Karen Good said she believes increased reporting is responsible for the* higher number of incidents. She said none of her ease* victims recently said they attempted to fight back.
Susan Murdock, who is a black belt in Goju karate, assumes basic combat position as she instructs students at the Women’s Martial Arts center in New York recently.
Society for Women
Gretchen Paulsen Married Sunday
Pamela Kreger Is Wed Miss Remington Becomes Bride
DES MOINES — During a 4 30 ceremony Saturday at West Des Moines Methodist church, Miss Pamela Ann Kreger was married to Gary D. Medhus. The Rev. A B. Oswald officiated.
Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs. Marvin Kreger of Olin and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Medhus of Gilman.
The bridal gown of ivory crepe was styled with a high collar and fitted sleeves. A fingertip mantilla completed her ensemble and her flowers were a cascade of ivory roses centered with a white orchid.
Patricia Kreger and Kathy Wulf attended as maid of honor and bridesmaid, respectively. Their empire gowns of avo
cado velvet were trimmed with avocado lace. Each carried a nosegay of ivory roses.
Terry Medhus served his brother as best man and groomsman was Robert Roberts. Michael Kreger, brother of the bride, seated guests.
A reception was given later that evening at BJ’s supper club in Grinnell.
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After Wednesday, the con pie will reside near Gilman where the bridegroom farms. Mrs. Medhus was graduated from Central college and is presently employed by Semco high school.
• A post-nnptial reception will be given by the parents of the bride Saturday
ANAMOSA — Miss Brenda Remington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Remington of Olin became the bride of Scott Hansen of Storm Lake during a ti .‘kl ceremony Friday at 4St. Patrick’s Catholic church. Officiating was the Rev. AI White.
Following, a reception was given in the church social
The bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs. Dee Hansen of Anamosa.
(luny lace accented the scoop neckline and cuffed bishop sleeves of the bride’s knit gown which was styled with a sweep train, A headpiece of matching lace and seed pearls held her veil and
Waiting to Wed
her flowers were yellow roses and pompons.
Mrs. Bruce Taylor attended her sister as matron of honor and bridesmaids were Linda and Nancy Remington, also sisters of the bride. They wore empire gowns of green polyester accented with (luny lace. Each carried a bouquet of yellow roses and pompons.
Michael Hansen served as best man and groomsmen were Michael McGreevy and Pete Odegard. Guests were seated by Bryce Taylor. Don Etten and Terry Williams. Kelly Christiansen was flower girl.
They couple will make their
home in Storm l^ake where Mr. Hansen, a former student ut Buena Vista college, is employed by Storm I .ake Floral Co. The bride, a former student at the University of Northern Iowa, will In* attending Buena Vista college.
Teachers Die in Plane Crash
GUATEMALA CITY (UPI) — Florence Berger had looktxi forward to the trip. It was a great way for a high school history teacher to spend Christmas vacation.
Miss Berger, a New Yorker, flew off enthusiastically to see Central America's Indian ruins first hand. The trip ended over the weekend in a fiery plane crash near the Mayan ruins of Tikal.
She was one of 21 Americans, most of them leathers from the New York area, to die Saturday night in the crash of a chartered Lockheed lodestar jetliner in Northern Guatemala.
Guatemalan air force planes flew to the crash site Monday to bring the badly burn<*d bod-les back to the capital. Aviation officials began investigating the faust* of the crash.
The aircraft, carrying three Guatemalan crewmen and 21 tourists, crashed on takeoff after a visit to the Tikal ruins. Authorities said everyone aboard was killed.
The U.S. embassy said 19 of the passengers were from the New York an'a. A couple from Columbus, Ohio, comp let txl the passenger list.
U.S. Consul General Howard Gross said many of the passengers were teachers and their families.
Nuptial vows were exchanged during a 4:30 ceremony Sunday afternoon by Miss Gretchen Eloise Paulsen, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs Donald A. Paulsen of 057 Valley* brook drive SE, and William George Enke. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Enke of Oelwein.
The ceremony at Bethany Lutheran church was performed by the Rev. A. C. Horn hostel. At 5:30, a reception for 2IHI guests was given. at the Town House Motor Inn.
Honor attendant! for the bride were her sister, Glenda Paulsen of Iowa City and Mrs. James Harvey I^irsen of Armstrong. Serving the bridegroom as lK*st men were his brothers. Richard Enke of Cedar Falls and James Enke of Des Moines, dreg Paulsen of Iowa City, brother of the bride, and Gordon Paulsen seated guests. Candlelighters
were Joyce Scull of Mason City and Debbie Raymond of Belle Plaine.
A gown of ivory maracaine jersey accented with Venine lace ut the bodice and cuffs and styled with a chapel-length train was chosen by the bride. A fingertip veil caught to a Yenise lace headpiece completed her ensemble and her flowers were red roses and miniature carnations. Her attendants’ emerald green princess halter gowns were also fashioned of jersey and topped with hooded jackets. Each carried a single red rose.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Enke
will make their home in Iowa City following a skiing trip to Telemark. Wis. The bride, a graduate of Iowa State university, will receive her master's degree from the University of VVisconsin-Madison in May. She has birn a teacher in Ra-
cine. Wis. Mr. Enke received his BS degree from th* University of Iowa where he is currently a senior student in the college of law
NEW YORK (UPI) - Police Monday hoped they could determine what an autopsy re-j>ort did not — whether the death plunge of Amy Vanderbilt, America's first lady of etiquette, was an accident or suicide.
Dr. Yung Rho, the city’s deputy chief medical examiner. said her death occurred “strictly as a result of the fall” from a second-story window in her Manhattan East side apartment Friday, and that she could have fallen accidentally because of dizziness brought on by hypertension.
The report did not rule on whether Miss Vanderbilt jumped or fell.
Police, who originally had called her death an apparent suicide, said they would resume thuir investigation Monday.
The pathologist’s report said evidence of hypertension, a condition invoivmg high cholesterol deposits in the circulatory system, was shown in the autopsy on Miss Vanderbilt, who was Wi
Rho said. there were no signs of brain'damage, but added dizzy sjK* I Is occasionally occur in hypertense patients without brain damage.
Miss Vanderbilt’s husband, Curtis Kellar, has said the hypertension and tin* drugs his wife was taking to combat the condition caused her to suffer dizzy spells.
Nu Foul Play
Detectives have ruled out foul play in Miss Vanderbilt s full.
Miss Vanderbilt* body was found on the sidewalk in front of the building at altout 7:55 p.m. Friday, police said.
Kellar said he was in another room at the time of the plunge but walked into the living room and noticed his wife was missing. He said the window was open and when he looked out he saw her body lying on the ground.
Police said no suicide note was left.
A memorial service will In* held at 3 p m. Tuesday at the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Israeli Woman Gives Birth to Quints
JERUSALEM (UPI) - An Israeli woman who took fertility drugs because she failed to have a child in seven years of marriage has given birth to quintuplets.
Officials at Hadassa hospital said Mrs. Tova Medina. 31, and the quintuplets were in satisfactory condition Sunday after a Caesarean section
The officials said the mother and babies still face a 4K-hour critical period before the children’s chances of survival will bt* dear. Mrs. Medina is the w de of prison guard, Moshe Medina.
OPEN HOUSE GIVEN FOR FORMER RESIDENTS
Mr. aid Mrs George W. Smith, IWK! C avenue NW, were hosts at an o|>en house* Friday evening given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Miller of Minneapolis. The Millers, formerly of Cedar Rapids, visited the Smiths during the holidays.
DEAR ABBY I just read the letter from the 18-year-old girl who feels herself better qualified to rear children than “old” people of 30 or 40
When I was a scant two years older than this girl, I had a child. I was unmarried at the time.
I put the baby up for adoption. It was my own decision, and no one tru'd to influence me.
Now that I am mature and happily married, I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that I made that choice. It would have been unfair of me to have taken an innocent infant with me through the “growing up” process which took place between then and now
I agree with you that hav ing a child is a wonderful experience, but only when a woman is mature. How many teenage girls do you think have this degree of maturity?
DEAR LUCKY. Thank you for giving others the benefit of your experience. Very few unmarried teenage mothers are sufficiently mature to handle motherhood.
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DEAR ABBY: In reply to Mrs. M IL, you wrote, “What you are saying is that the secret of getting your children to listen to you is to listen to them.”
Abby, I wonder how many people realize that there is a right not to listen. The late W illiam Ernest lim king wrote, “The shaker has no right to compel a hearing; there could be no right of rfee speech if there were not a corresponding right riot to listen. It would hardly do to make free spef*ch free, and listening compulsory, though that might be a speaker’s dream!” OLD FAITHFUL IN MEMPHIS
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Basic Meal Plan Will Please Everyone
Grownups usually have different tastt*s in food from children. Can you please both sides? Start with a basic meal plan. A simple something here arid there will separate the seniors from the junior set. Honey-broiled grapefruit lur you, plain halves for them. Ground beef patties? Top yours with bearnaise* sauce; catsup will please* them more.
But don’t keep up this double standard any longer than ne*ce*ssary. Encourage children to sample what you eat. The*ir like*s are apt bi change overnight and you may In* surprised at how sophisticates! their taste*s can In*.
West Side dub
Mitchell movement winners of the* game* playe'd Sunday at Welly-Way were: North-south — Ruth Helm and Tom Hare, first, and Mrs. Charles la*i-pold and Mel Verne Smoker, second; east-west — Mary Egan and August Richer*, first, and Bruce Thiheir and Bruce Uuthbertson, second. The m*xt game will be* played Thursday at 7.31! at Welly-Way.
Winners of the Howell movement played Saturday at the YWCA we're Mrs. F. G Johnson and Mrs George* Jenkins, first, arid Mrs Nate Frink and Mrs. Mel Smoker, second The next sche*eiuU*<i game is Saturday at 12 30 at the* YWCA
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