Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Fob. 22, 1974
Society for Women Features
Yawning nonchalantly, twins Kevin McHale, left, and Brian, appear less than enthusiastic over their record-breaking weight at birth, a combined 18 pounds. The twins are the largest ever at Loyola hospital in Maywood, III., a western suburb of Chicago. Born Tuesday, Kevin weighed in at 8 lbs. IO ounces; Brian at 9 lbs. 6 ounces. Holding the boys are their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McHale of Bolingbrook, III.
Bv Abigail Van Buren
DEAK ABBY: I am extremely upset about the kind of books my son’s English teacher assigns him to read. He's in the lith grade.
These books contain some filthy four-letter words. My son doesn’t want me to go to school and complain. He says the whole class has to read them.
I think it’s terrible to shove vulgarity down the throats of young people. If I heard my teenage son using such language as he is being forced to read, he would get five knuckles in the mouth.
Am I wrong to be upset by this? I am 47 and never read such filth.
I try to teach my children to keep their language and thoughts clean and I send them to school and their teachers force trash down their throats. Your opinion, please.
DEAR UPSET: I, too, am offended by four-letter words. (It’s a holdover from my early training—call it a “hangup ”, I But let’s be fair. Not all writing that contains four-letter words is “trash.” Some are judged to be classics by many highly-
Editors' No to: In December UPI reported on Mrs.
Dolores Smith of Olney,
Md., who decided Richard Nixon's “silent majority” needed a means of expression and set up operations on her living room card table to provide it. Here's a report on her progress.
By Mary Hanley
OLNEY, Md. (UPI) - Mrs.
Delores Smith's one-woman committee for the President has prompted thousands of Americans to offer their help, stamps, dollars and good wishes.
I Mrs. Smith, a 40-ycar-old housewife and mother of 3Mn-J year-old twin daughters, began ) her “Americans in Support of I the President” (ASP) campaign I six months ago when she decided the press was out to get President Nixon and that the I opinion polls against him were ; distorted.
She knew there had to be ! more people who felt as she dill and decided to “provide this 'silent majority with a poll of its I own.” If people would write she would tabulate their letters.
Since then she has received more than 5.(UM) letters from 42 states and Puerto Rico, not counting 30 anti-Nixon letters, and made it onto a television talk show in Dayton. Ohio.
! In December she had 200 let-1 |ters on her. card table. Now she Edith Grecn> <D-Ore.,i has start
has set aside a room for sorting ed circulating a petition among
and stacking, complete with a her colleagues seeking to force portrait of President Nixon and a vote in the house on a proposed an American flag. constitutional amendment to
Olney rural letter carrier prohibit busing of students to John Beall says she averages 50 achieve school desegregation. to 75 letters a day. “She’s my The legislation' has been busiest customer ... It can't be .stalled for months in the house that everyone's against Nixon judiciary committee. First when this is going on here. I signer of Mrs. Green’s petition think someone ought to inves- was house Republican leader tigate those investigators,” he John J. Rhodes of Arizona, said. sponsor of the propot-od amend-
The writers include house- ment. wives, young married couples. In the senate a judiciary sub-j retirees, military-types, \ iet- committee headed bv Sen. Sam nam widows, school children, j Ervin (D-N.C.). is holding registered Democrats, and one hearings on antibusing proposals. Witnesses were called today representing the National!
one-woman committee for the President has prompted thou-
Mrs. Dolores Smith's
sands of Americans to offer their helo, stamps, dollars and good wishes. Sho is shown hero in a ohoto taken last December.
Vote Is Sought On Legislation For Anti-Busing
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Rep.
West Side Club
Team play winners in a game played at 7:30 Thursday at Welty-Way were: Mrs. Frank Zeman and Mrs. R. W. Vater and Mrs. W. E. Lyman and Mrs. K. E. Henrikson, first; Mr. and Mrs. James Hodges and Mrs. James Smittkamp and De Vere flirt, second. The next scheduled game will be played at 5:30 Sunday at Welty-Way.
- AP Wirjpnoto
Debra Cranford, 17, of Lubbock rhows off her Siamese cat, Kurt, who "won" a contest sponsored by a clothing store in Lubbock. However, when owners of the store learned the winner was a cat, they declined to pay the $750 offered as first prize. Store spokesmen have declined comment, but Debra's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Cranford, filed a civil suit seeking to collect the money.
Orson G. Swindle HI, a major in the marine corps from Camilla, Ga., who spent ti1 a years in North Vietnam prisons, included a copy of his letter that appeared in the Washington Post which said: “Thank God for Richard M. Nixon . . . my President, my Commander-in-Chief, and my fellow American.”
Association for Advancement of I Colored People, the American j Civil Liberties Union and the Liberty I/>hby.
Ervin favors an immediate halt to busing, followed by a ‘‘constitutional amendment to put an end to it forever.”
Mrs. Green, a respected expert on education matters in her
Kurt, Family Involved in $TSO Prize Dispute
LUBBOCK. Texas (AP) -too long to
Beck-Erickson Vows Said
SPOKANE, Wash. — Marriage the bridal couple, Art an<4 Stan vows were exchanged Tuesday Erickson and Terry Beck. Also by Miss Deborah Jo Beck, m daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wes-
the wedding party were Randy Hartman as ringbearer, and Christina Mulvihill, flower-
Wrote 13-year-old Cornelia B. 20-year house career, said there Sise of Hamden, Conn: “. . . is overwhelming public opposi-what you are doing is wonder- tion to busing and that this ful. I love you and your wonder-! would help her gain the re-ful family.” quired 218 signatures to wrest
Dale Barndollar, a real estate house antibusing legislation agent in Elyria, Ohio, wrote: from the judiciary committee “It's a rotten news media that and bring it to the floor, has rn ad 2 it necessary for me to Mrs. Green said court-ordered write this note to you for our busing has prompted “polariza-
your proposition, but don’t get your hopes up.
respected literary critics.
Relax, mother. I doubt that 'Nearly two years i your son will br corrupted by wait to collect $750 for Kurt the ley M Beck , and David Rich- girl,
an English assignment. cat, a family pet, says Debra ard Erickson, 222 Thirty-second * * a
* * * Cranford, 17. street NE, Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Following a brief wedding
DEAR ABBY: Here’s my So she and her family filed He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. trip, the newlyweds will be at
problem: I have very short and su*1 this week trying to obtain Archie S. Erickson. home at the Thirty-second
stubby thumbs and they are tbe P1**^ money they claim 'I he Revs. Eldon Hibbard and street address in Cedar Rapids. I ugly and I am ashamed of Hurt won. Richard Nieman officiated at The bride attended Eastern
them. Do you think they could Dchra, a pupil at Coronado j the 8 o’clock ceremony at Our Washington State college in be operated on to be made nar- high school, said she heard on a Savior s Lutheran church and Cheney and Washington State rower'.’ rath° that John’s Jeans was following, a reception for 150 university in Pullman. Mr
I don’t have any money, but holding a drawing to mark the guests was given in the church Erickson was graduated from would be willing to let a surgeon °Pening of its store. social rooms. Eastern Washington State col-
work on me as an experiment * wcnt t0 tbe store and filled A gown of chiffon and taffeta jege and js presently the owner-
and I would take my chances ou* scveral entry blanks, said accented with jeweled peau d manager of Sambo’s restaurant
with the results. I am on wel- f^hra. ange lace motifs and designed jn Cedar Rapids.
I--- “I signed my name to one, with elbow-length sleeves and a
UGLY THUMBS my parents names, my Watteau court train was chosen BABY SHOWER HONORS DEAR UGLY: Thumb a ride brothers’ and sisters’ and I also by the bride. Her bouffant veil mrs. RICHARD SCHAFER to your nearest medical school sl^ed a b,ank Wl*h ,he nam<*s was cau^ht to a flower he ad- Mrs. Richard R Schafer 1145 and ask if Uiey are interested in of % my dog Kurt and my piece of pink daisies and she Longview drive, Marion, wa.'
two fish, Pedro and Samantha, carried a cluster bouquet of honored at a baby shower She added, “I didn’t see any-, pink roses and white daisies. Thursday evening g^ven by Mrs ! thing at the store that said you Serving as maid of honor was j y|e primrose, 4309 Fairlane DEAR ABBY: An 18-year I couldn’t sign more than one Deborah Marie Fuher. Her drive NE Fifteen guests shared
marriage has me bored stiff and blank.’’ The court petition green-colored gown featured the courtesy dissatisfied. A moderate income claims there were no rules lace sleeves with matching lace provides adequate clothes, food keeping cats from entering on the bodice and ataffeta skirt Good sense
and a small home with nothing Debra said she received a call covered with organza. She car jf you are slightly overweight, left for my purse, vacation trips Sept. 23, 1972, from someone at pied a bouquet of pink and white c|Jngy sheer outfits should be and those extra wants. People the store telling her Kurt ( raw- daisies. avoided They will only empha-
sav, “Count your blessings,’’ ford’s entry had won. The store, Lance Senter was best man slze that which is best'kept out
but I ask myself, “Am I sup- wanted her to bring him in for and ushers included brothers of 0f sight,
posed to be satisfied with so lit- pictures. tie as a home, three healthy,; “I went out there that after-trouble-free kids, a vice-free, noon but when I told them that husband who’s home every Kurt was a cat, they said they night, who helps with the house- would not be able to give me the, work, embraces and compli- money,” Debra recalled, ments me daily?” \ “They said they couldn’t give,
Would anyone blame me if I him the money because a cat left for a man who can show me couldn't sign the check, some fun—even if only for a lit- A spokesman for John’s Jeans tie while? declined comment.
BORED A hearing date has not been DEAR BORED: I would Im* set by the court.
among those who would remind -----
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tor d “blame you” Store canned foods in a cool
tor “hoim- o'*10** hl***>hlog* dry place where they will not be “tor u nut,. JSj,, .,even 11 on,y subjected to freezing tempera
A lot of the writers ask, what can we do to help’
tion of the country,” and added “I do not see one scintilla of evidence that (busing) has im-
Smith is urging them to start proved the education offers for their own campaigns. “I just students.’
campaigns, want to get them moving.” she said.
• ti he ti hurting her would hurl you more.
Sen. James Allen. iD-Ala.), told the Ervin panel Wednesday that congress must act soon to “shackle the unlimited discretionary powers of federal judges to tyrannize the people of our (nation.”
This spring and fall will see skirts in great variety — soft,' flared, gored and pleated for more and easier movement.
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Winners in a Mitchell movement game played at Noelridge Park Christian church at I Thursday were: North-south — Mrs. Richard Sievert and Charles Fitzgerald, first, and Mrs. Mary Earley and Mrs. Scott Denison, second; east-west — Mrs. Mark McKnight and Mrs. Robert Graybeal, first, and Mrs. Richard Grodt and Mrs. Robert Drcckman, second. The next game will be played at I Thursday at the church.
Pops Piano, Organ Recital To Be Sunday
Mary Jo Yotroubek of Mary Jo’s Piano and Organ studio, 1140 Old Marion road NE. will present her students in a recital of popular music Sunday evening at 7:30 at Hiltbrunner’s music studio. Included in the recital are the sophomore Madrigal singers from Regis high school.
Students participating are: Laurie Kahler, Dennis Grove, Jason Bogart, Jim Jensen, Brenda Dougherty, Mary Van-dewalle, Sally O’Brien, Susan W u b b e n s , Marc! Meyocks, Karla Karrar, Kathy Buresh, Patty O'Brien and Kathy Eng-holm.
YWCA Plans June Trip To Alaska
The YWCA is planning a trip to Alaska this summer. Travelers will leave Cedar Rapids for I Seattle, Wash., June (J and return June 20.
; Highlights of the plane trip include stops in Anchorage, Fairbanks, ML McKinley, Sitka and Juneau. There will be a trip on the narrow gauge railroad to White Horse and a trip by ship down the inward passage to Vancouver, B. C.
YWCA members, their husbands. and non-members arc invited. The approximate cost of $1,275 to $1,300 will include all lodging and transportation and meals on the plane, train and ship. Reservations and a $100 deposit must be made by March 12. Tour hostess for the trip is Alice Palmer.
Call the desk, 365-1458, for further information.
Woman Becomes First Navy Pilot
WASHINGTON (UPI) — 1,1. j(J.G.) Barbara Allen, 25, of IiOng Beach. Calif., will become the U.S. military’s first woman flyer Friday.
The Pentagon said Wednesday Lt. Allen completed training Tuasday and will officially become an aviator during ceremonies at the Corpus Christi, Tex ac, naval air station.
The navy open<*d its flying program to women for the first time last year and eight candidates were accepted into the program. One flunked out because she became air sick and a second resigned after marrying her recruiter. The remaining five are still in training.
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