Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., July IS, 1974
By Abigail Van Buren
DLAR ABBY': A Southern gentleman fell for a real estate woman and courted her in style. He took her to New York (separate rooms) and showed her a wonderful time. He even took her to a jewelry store hoping she’d select some rings, but she selected a diamond wristwatch instead. All this time he was a perfect escort because he wanted her to know that he was a true Southern gentleman with honorable intentions.
After the trip the woman returned the diamond watch saying she couldn’t marry him because the “chemistry” wasn’t right.
Abby, that lady is out of her tree. Please send me the gentleman s address. I’m a female chemist who can make the chemistry right Sign me...
“MADAME CURIE IN A HURRY”
DEAR MADAME: The real estate lady may be out of her tree in your book, but she has a fan in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
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DEAR ABBY. I just finished reading about the 80-year-old man who looks 60 and dances like Fred Astaire whenever there is music.
I knew you would say, “Let him have his fun and be glad he has his health ” Y’ou almost always let the older generation do what they want. If that letter had been from a mother complaining about her teenage daughter, you would have said, “Tell her if she can’t act like a lady she should stay home.”
My father is 60 and looks like he is 80, but he conducts himself in a manner fitting the occasion.
If that woman lets her father go to the wedding and act like a donkey that will make two of them there.
DEAR R.L.L.: If ytu see (we
donkeys” bere, I see three.
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DEAR ABBY: I don’t know why anyone should be so uptight about the expression “Jewing down.” It’s really not meant to put down Jews.
Almost all Europeans do business that way — and so do most Asians. It means to bargain, negotiate or haggle.
I heard one Italian merchant say that when Americans pay the first price they’re asked, it takes all the fun out of selling.
I’m not a Jew, but I enjoy Jewing people down.
J EWER DOWNER DEAR DOWNER: T# each his own. But sensitive people who deplore ethnic references would find this expression offensive.
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CONFIDENTIAL TO UN-CLE HENRY: No horse can go as fast as the money you bet on him.
. . . cooking foods you dont like because he likes them.
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Designers Create A New Look
NEW YORK (AP) -Diamonds are getting a different look from young designers who arc using them in different ways.
Such disparate types as a Coty Award-winner who dotes on cowrie shells and beetles’ wings in jewelry, a designing sister team, and a poetic Denver housewife and mother who designs what she calls “human sculpture” have discovered diamonds.
The diamond, long considered the symbol of love and still favored by 75 percent of new brides, has taken on new meaning as a contemporary fashion accessory. This is mainly due to increased use of small diamonds, which are adaptable to many exciting designs and are more affordable than the larger stones
Cliff Nicholson, young nature-loving designer who uses petrified beetles, natural cowrie shells and slabs of mother-of-pearl as the basis for his sculpture-like necklaces, has just unveiled his first diamond collection.
Nicholson began designing jewelry in 1970, and fashion pundits wasted no time in recognizing his unique talent. He won a Coty Award that first year.
His first diamond collection features pieces containing single diamonds or just a few stones in shades that pick up the subtle colorings of molded gold or mother-of-pearl that form the base of his designs.
Because he uses relatively small amounts of gold, employing shells and other materials and suspending his diamonded sculptures from dyed-to-match woven neck ropes, Nicholson’s one-of-a-kind designs are relatively easy on the bank account.
The young designing team of Michelle and Janis Savitt, sisters who have been design-
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Diamond jewelry for today is interpreted in highly individualized ways by three trend-setting designers, each in a first diamond collection. Contemporary art deco jewelry, at above left, is in yellow gold with sections of diamond pave. It is designed by Michelle and Janis Savitt. At top right, the gold-rimmed mother of pearl necklace with diamond is by Cliff Nicholson. At left, a gold pendant with a bar of diamonds is worn with cut-out gold and diamond rings designed by Alice Abro* is.
ing sleek contemporary jewelry in their own factory, operates under the name MJS. Michelle is 22 and Janis is 19 They have gained national attention in fashion magazines and sell their line of modern, art-deco-influenced, gold and silver jewelry in many top stores.
The Savitts launched their first diamond collection starting with classic designs, sprinkled liberally with small diamonds in circular or diago
nal patterns on an extensive assortment of gold bangles, cuffs and pendants, earrings and rings with round and square shanks.
Alice Abrams sees and designs jewelry as wearable, touchable human sculpture. A poetic mother of two, she has been designing and exhibiting her distinctive jewelry in and around Denver, where she moved with her surgeon husband ll years ago.
She began designing jewelry on commission about five
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years ago, working with her customers’ own diamonds and cradling them in unusual settings.
Alice believes a design should “react” with a diamond, “enhancing its existing brilliance, beauty and durability.” This is far from the concept that a stone’s setting was no more than a holder for the gem.
Her pendants and rings combine the molded look of sculpture of fine jewelry.
There was a three-way tie for medalist on 18 holes Thursday between Mrs. N. J Gorman, Mrs Martin Furler
and Mrs. James Chipokas Other winners on 18 holes were: Mrs. Ray Spiel man,
championship; Mrs. Chipokas, A flight, and Mrs Tony Naso, B Winning medalist honors and the championshp flight on 9 holes was Mrs. Bert Katz. Mrs. Charles Izer won the A flight, Mrs. Harold Sovern, B: Mrs. R S. Pickett, C, and Mrs. Gary Sargent, I) The Mmes. Naso, William McAfee, Wallace Emmons and Robert Holub had birdies and approaches were sunk by the Mmes. Maurice Estes, E. K Ohsman, B. J. Stitzel and Emmons. Guest prize was won by Mrs. Robert Zirbel and the pro prize by Mrs. William Fluegel. There were 127 golfers.
The Elmcrest women’s golf championship tournament has been changed to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Medalist honors went to Mrs. Al Cline with 49 playing Thursday. Flight winners were: Mrs. Tom Merryman, championship; Mrs. Richard Hagerman, presidential; Mrs. Gilbert Knott, A; Mrs. John Miller, B; Mrs. Jim Hodges, C, and Mrs. Richard Deasy and Mrs. Don Gibbs, D. Mrs. Max Scott sank an approach and had a birdie arid other birdies were won by Mrs. Merryman, Mrs. Don King and Mrs. Knott.
Next Thursday will be a guest-day stagette with tee-off time any time between I and 3 Cards will be played after golf at 4:30 There will a social hour from 6 to 7 with buffet supper served at 7 at the Sirloin ’n’ Brew; cost is 12.95. Reservations are to Ik* made by noon Wednesday with Mrs. Jack Miller, jr., 363-4124, or Mrs. Neal DeWees, 363-2755.
Mortgage Industry: A Stacked Deck for Women and Minorities’
By James Gersteazaag
WASHINGTON (AP) -Women and members of racial minorities must overcome the prejudices of white males to obtain mortgage loans, the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights says.
The commission in a study of the mortgage industry in Hartford, Conn., found discrimination problems that are representative of those found throughout the nation, a spokesman said Tuesday.
“It’s pretty indicative of what the situation is,” said Henry Marquez. “Banking corporations are pretty much the same.”
MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER FOR EILEEN SAMEK
A miscellaneous bridal shower was given Wednesday evening honoring Miss Eileen Samek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs David Samek. 2424 Tenth avenue SW. Co-hostesses to the 23 guests were Miss Karen Brooks and Mrs Robert Brooks, 2234 Glenwood drive NW. Miss Samek is the Aug. IO bride-elect of Gary Samek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Samek, 2519 J street SW
The Gessner family reunion will begin at noon Sunday with a picnic at the main pavilion in Bever park
THE ROBERT GREENES ENROUTE TO ENGLAND
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Greene, and daughter, Ann Marie, 945 Westview drive, Marion, are enroute to England and Guernsey island iii the English channel for vacation. They will return the last of August.
The study disclosed that brokers and loan officers used such subjective criteria as the applicant’s motivation, the character and domestic life of the applicant, and how granting the loan might affect their career advancement in deciding whether to approve the application.
“For minorities and women, the mortgage finance system is a stacked deck — stacked sometimes inadvertently, often unthinkingly, but stacked nonetheless.” the report said.
No Federal Protection
Some states have passed laws prohibiting sex discrimination in credit transactions, but federal law does not protect women against discrimination in mortgage lending.
Observing that women are suspect credit risks in the eyes of lenders, the 75-page document says their marital status affects their treatment
and none receives treatment equal to a man.
The report found that a single or married woman of child-bearing age who holds a nonprofessional job is seen as unstable by the mortgage lenders.
C redit Risks
Female heads of households also are seen as credit risks. Unmarried women have the most problems because lenders assume they will marry, have children and stop working, the study disclosed.
The separated woman has the stigma of “uncertain legal status for debt liability” and the experience of domestic strife, the report said.
It also found that in Hartford, women constitute a majority of the mortgage employes, but “few occupy positions in which they can determine or influence lender policy.” The majority are in clerical or service occupations, it said.
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Medalists Thursday were Mrs. Charles Lagerstrom on 18 holes and Mrs. Frank F'raj-man on 9 with “play for the day” going to Mrs. Wayne Hegward Group winners among the 24 golfers were: Mrs. James Ward, presidential; Mrs. Herb Faaborg, A; Mrs Miles Plotz, B; Mrs. Hugh DeWees, C, and Mrs P T. Chandler, I) Mrs Hank Faaborg sank an approach Next week will be guest-day with a shotgun start at 9. There will be no luncheon
THE LOLIS HALFERS HAVE VISITORS
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Halper of 274 Northview place NE, are hosts this week to their son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. George Halper and their family of Chicago.
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