Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Woman Designs Life-Saving Jewelry
MIAMI. Ma. (AF) Mary Ann Scheer designs jewelry lo .snve lives.
Her silver pendant, for sui ferers from respiratory ailments, monitors air pollution ;111d comes equipped with a face mask and IO minute* emergency oxygen supply.
A filigreed bracelet contains liny .sensors lo keep track of the heart beat of coronary patients. A small light blinks in time with Hie wearer’s pulse and a warn mg buzzer goes off if there is a rapid change in beat rate. The bracelet even has a compartment for storing medicines.
Mrs. Scheer, 52, is an associate professor of jewelry and metals at Ohio’s Kent State university who has some of her work on display at a Miami art gallery. She calls her designs body-monitoring jewelry.
“If we can monitor astronauts hundreds of thousands of miles away from earth, why can’t we monitor outselves?” Mrs. Scherr said Thursday.
Mrs. Scheer started lier career designing cars for the Ford Motor Co. She also has worked as a technical illustrator, a navy chartography , director, sculptor and designer of children’s toys, games and furniture. She developed her jewelry designs with cooperation from electronics engineers.
“I had been designing jewelry for ages and then got the idea that it could actually help people, rather than be just decorative,” she said. “I know heart patients who are scared to death half the time because they can’t tell whether they are sick or well.”
Soviets Give Official To Russian-U.S. Marriage
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Mary Ann Scherr, left, associate professor of jewelry and metals at Kent State nical assistance from electronics engineers, that monitors vital body signs. Tho silver is an air pollution monitor which warns of danger-laden air and is equipped with a of oxygen.
university, designs jewelry, with tech-pendant worn by the model at right face mask and a 10-minute supply
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FALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -Charlotte Daigle of Palo Alto,
U.S.A.. yearns to marry Boris Mukhametfihin of Moscow, IJS.S.It and therein lies
"The Soviet government won’t let us,” complain* Charlotte. “The United States and the Soviet Union are supposed to have detente. Well, how about us?”
The Soviet government, Charlotte says, emphasized its feelings about the romance by kicking her out of the country last spring after a tough, official grilling during which they intimated she might be a spy. And now, she says, the Soviet embassy has refused her a visa for another visit.
Not Diving Up
Charlotte, 31, said her road to romance with Borts, also 31, is now paved with one official “nyet” after another, and though she gets discouraged she vows her labors of love will not be lost.
“It doesn’t look good, but I don’t intend to give up,” insisted the petite, brown-haired interviewer with the state employment agency.
In Moscow, some 5,800 miles away, Boris also refuses to give tip writing her poems and long letters of endearment every day and sending her many of his watercolors.
“Dearest Char,” he wrote recently in his good but not perfect English. “I need you terribly and my love to you becomes to be more and more intense I go through endless days, weeks and months until one day PII see you. We had such a fdiort time together.”
A 12-stanza prose poem h<
By Abigail Van Buren
DEAK ABBY: I recently returned from a trip I traveled for one day on a bus and returned by jet.
I wasn't back two days when my husband and I discovered
that we both had body lice, wrote her last month declares P bat’s right. 'I his was embar -their “spiritual marriage” passing for my husband and and protest*: myself as we are clean people.
“We are divided, like I/onin- My P0*111 this. I would like
grad’s bridges, by the river of 10 lpt th(‘ Publlc knuw ®f ,he tears and pain, but ail of this health dangers involved in pub-
made us more determined, wr
Mrs. Scherr says she is pre
sently working on a necklace which would monitor heart
beats and print out readings in
She said she is negotiating to have the body-monitoring designs manufactured commercially and estimated the transistorized bracelet and
pendant would cost between $300 and $500 each. The bracelet is about four inches wide, the pendant * about the size of an address book.
Billie Booth Is Bride of Mr. Emerson
GREENWICH, Conn. — Marriage vows were repeated Saturday at North Greenwich Congregational church by Miss Billie Cowen Booth, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Booth and Barry Booth, both of Greenwich, and Dale Emerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Emerson, 138 Twenty-sixth street drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Rev. Henry Green officiated at the 2 o’clock ceremony. Following, a reception for 75 guests was given at Greenwich Woman’s club.
The bride wore an ivory gown styled with an empire bodice, A-line skirt and chapel-lcngth train. Her headpiece was accented with Alencon lace and held a chapcl-length veil. The bridal bouquet was of white spider mums in a cascade ar-
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The jewelry is a good idea. \jary Anne Naipier attended according to Dr. Eugucne L. ^ kride as maid of honor. Nagel, professor of ancslhesi- Bridesmaids were l.inda
ology at the University «rf|Thrawn_ Valorie Mason and
Miami medical school and the vjck sckuyten. They wore
physician in charge of training , of copper jcrsey and car.;
Miami s rescue squad. rj(,d bouquets of pale green
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The newlyweds will make
I their home at Fort Collins, (Colo., where Mr. Emerson is employed by Rams Inn. The I bride attended Garland Junior college in Boston, Mass., and
I Colorado State university in Fort Collins. The bridegroom "was graduated from the University of Northern Colorado at I Greeley. The bride’s uncle and taunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Boothj of Darien, Conn., were hosts for! a rehearsal dinner given in their home.
doctor about their contition,
A “reminder’’ announcement is made concerning tryouts for the Cedar Rapids Youth Symphony. Tryouts will be held Saturday from 9 to noon and I to 3 in the band room at Washington high school.
Among the women chosen by Los Angeles fashion designer Mr. Blackwell as the worst dressed women of 1973 are Betty Midler, left, and Princess Anne. A man also made the list tliis year. He is rock star David Bowie.
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Fatal Car-Train Crash
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OWEN, Wis. (AF) - Barbara La ube had considered the
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Mrs. Gandhi, who was not hit. J rant a campaign for automatic
then ended her speech in the warning sifiricils,
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harashtra, which was paralyzed)^ her younger brother and Wednesday by a one-day strike three sisters when her car was called to protest rising price*. struck by a freight train at the “Some people can disturb this • cros*ing. gathering, but not the country’s1 Ann jy and Joanne, 7. were march toward progress,” killed. Barbara, 12-year-old told the public rally at Nagpur, j Mliry Kay and 15-year-old Dale 500 miles south of here. were injured.
The crowd was estimated in C|ark county authorities said the tens of thousands, and part Barbara worked last summer I of it began pushing toward the! n a 4 H dub projed (() get au. shaker’s dias as Mrs. (iyn(lhl|tomatjc signals installed at the
By Linda Dcutsch
LOS ANGELES (AF) -Singer Bette Midler is No. I on Mr. Blackwell’s list of the IO worst dressed women of 1973. No. IO is a man: Rock music star David Bowie.
For only the second time in 14 years of issuing the list, Blackwell included a man.
The designer explained, “lf they want to face the public as a woman, they deserve to make the list.” He described Bowie as “a cross between Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich doing a glitter revival of ‘New Faces’.”
The other man who made the list in another decade is
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The 1973 list also includes such persons as Britain's Princess Anne and Jacqueline (Classis.
Blackwell, saving his most cutting remarks for Miss Midler, told a news conference in the drawing room of his mansion Thursday, “She looks like she took potluck in a laundromat.
“Unlike Phyllis Diller, who worked at being bad, Bette Midler loves her scene,” said Blackwell. “She is really taking it seriously. She has put the worst of nostalgia together. Nothing really looks right on her.
“I don’t know where she got that push up bra,’’ he added. “That went out years ago.” He said he judged her personal wardrobe* rather than her stage costumes.
The worst dressed, named by Blackwell in order of rank mg from one to IO, were: Miss Muller, Princess Anne, actress Ilacquel Welch, tennis star Billie Jean King, Mrs. Ollas
sis, actresses Kike Sommer and .Sarah Miles, the Andrews sisters, actress Liv Gilman and Bowie.
The designer criticized Mrs. Onassis for her casual wardrobe.
“Pd like to see her in a dress. I’m tired of $5,000 worth of T-shirts,” he chided.
He called Princess Anne’s wedding dress dull and de-e I a red she "makes her mother, the queen, look fashionable, and that takes some doing.”
Miss Welch, who was No. I on the worst dressed list last year, dropped to No. 3, but not because Blackwell liked her taste any better. “She looks worse, but she s become less important,” he said.
To dilute the sour taste of his worst dressed awards, Blackwell added a list of ladies who deserve plaudits for being "fashion independents.” In this category he chose: Liza Minnelli. Rose Kennedy, Ann-Margret. Princess Caroline of Monaco, models actresses Paula Tate and Mari-sa Berenson, Mrs Henry Ford ll and Mrs Fred Dayman, the wife of a Beverly Hills store owner
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More Women To Supervise Democrats
By Isabelle Shelton
WASHINGTON - Barbara Mikulski, head of a Democratic reform panel which drew up new rules for selecting dele-i gates to the 1976 convention, has ! named four women and one man as her five choices to a commission which will supervise compliance of the rules.
Her choices Thursday for the 18-member compliance review commission still leave nine members to be selected. The remaining three posts were filled automatically, going to ! herself, as chairman of the I party’s reform commission, and her two vice-chairmen, Mayor Richard Hatcher of Gary, Ind., and Alex Seith of Chicago.
Over-all, observers viewed) Mikulski’s choices as leaning to the “new politics” rather than the old, but not being extrem-
Chosen by Mikulski. who is | also Baltimore city councilwoman. were Karrin Putman. a Texas reform Democrat and daughter-in-law of Texas Rep. Wright Patman: Phyllis
Segal, a young lawyer who did the legal groundwork that helped many women become convention delegates in 1972; Arle Taylor, a black woman member of the Colorado state legislature; Angela Cabrera, a Puerto Riean, of Brooklyn. N.Y., and Scan Downey of Alexandria, Va., the son of singer Morton Downey. He runs a business consulting firm.
The issue of party reform, including delegate selection, virtually tore the party apart during the 1972 pre-eon vent ion campaign as women, blacks and other groups who felt they had , been under-represented vied with party regulars for delegate seats.
Of the remaining nine posts ion the compliance commission still to bt* filled, five will be selected by Democratic national chairman Robert Strauss and flu* other four by the Democratic senate leadership, the Democratic house leadership, the Democratic governors caucus and the party stat** chairmen’s association
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wr.n’t give up, as long as we live the windstorm of Soviet bureacracy can’t break down our s^ritual marriage.”
The international romance started when Boris sat at her table in a Leningrad airport coffee shop in 1968. Charlotte was returning to America through Russia after a two-year tour as a Peace corps volunteer in Uganda. East Africa.
“We talked for about an hour. I thought he was very interesting, then I got my plane and flew away.” In a daily journal she kept. Charlotte wrote, “Boris is a beautiful man.”
Boris, a Muscovite then
lie transportation. I realize there could be other factors involved. but they are negative in our books.
I’d like to make a complaint but. have no idea who to contact. We are concerned with the health of other people as well as our own. Can you help us?
ITCHING IN CONNECTICUT DEAR ITCHING: Your complaints should he made to the passenger service departments of the airline and bus company on which you traveled.
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DEAR ABBY: I was married for the first time at 20. It lasted just two years. (No children, fortunately.)
Now I am 25 and am engaged to be married again. My parents are in rather modest circumstances, and I cannot ask
studying architecture in Len- them to give me another wed-
ingrad. repaid the compliment, and commenced a six-vear love affair by mail that blossomed last April when Charlotte returned.
“Boris and I had a beautiful month together,” she said. “We traveled around the country, visiting hi* friends, museums. He’s an artist, you know.
“Then we applied to get married and right away I was asked to leave the country. My visa was canceled and I was called into the Intourist office. Four or five people questioned me in a very bad way. They kept accusing me of lying. Finally they gave me three hours to leave the country.”
Charlotte, who speaks some Russian, said she is willing to live in the Soviet Union if that is the only way she can marry Boris. But she said she has repeatedly been refused a visa to return for any reason. And ordinary Soviet citizens are not permitted to travel out of the country, she noted.
“It seems that the Soviet Union doesn’t like its citizens to marry Americans.” Charlotte concluded.
ding since they spent much more than they really could afford on my first wedding.
The problem is that my fiance would like to have a wedding that he will “remember.” He wants all his friends, and of course his family, which is a large one. I have explained why this wedding will have to be small and rather modest and he understood, but he wasn’t happy about it. Now he came up with the suggestion that he put on the wedding and foot the bill. He can afford it. But what will people say? They know my parents can t afford it.
BLUE BRIDE DEAR BRIDE: The important issue is not what people will say, B’s what will make you and I your fiance happy. If he wants to have a memorable wedding and can afford to foot the bills, I see no reason why he shouldn’t. OO *
DEAR ABBY: There are eight in our family and my dishwasher has been broken for over a year. My husband has the tools and know-how to fix it, but he still hasn’t gotten around to it.
I finally said: “lf you don’t fix this dishwasher pretty soon I am going to call in a repairman and pay him.”
My husband said: “Not with my money.” Now what?
West Side Club DEAR WORN; As his wife,
Winners of the Howell move- you are his partner. Give him a ment played Thursday at Welty- deadline and if he stalls, go Way were: Mrs. Richard Go- ahead and call in a repairman.
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