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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa g The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Ties , Jane 18, 1974 First Lady Calls Trip A Success .JERASH, .Jordan (AP) — Pat Nixon toured ancient Roman ruins near the Arab city of Jerash Tuesday, winding up a “busy but thrilling Middle East tour.” She said she felt President Nixon’s “journey for peace” was a “very successful trip” because the leaders he talked to wanted to work out a peace. “They know that war takes money away from the people,” she said. President Nixon was “very encouraged." she added. Despite heavy security precautions throughout the five-nation tour and the possibility of terrorist attacks, Mrs. Nixon said she was never frightened. No Fear “I’ve traveled to 80 countries,” she said. “I’ve never had a bit of fear. ” Mrs. Nixon and Queen Alyia of Jordan were escorted by police cars riding before and behind their car and plainclothes security men. Soldiers with guns perched on vantage points amid the rocks of Jerash as the first ladies walked for an hour in the hot sun, looking at the dusty, rock-strewn ruins in the remote, quiet mountains of Gilead. Mrs. Nixon was asked if the Middle East trip had been designed to get away from “problems at home." an obvious reference to the Watergate scandal. She snapped back: “OK. I don’t have any problems. I know the truth ” Then she turned away from further questions to the ruins that date to the Second and Third centuries after Christ. Wheel Grooves She walked down the street of Columns, where a guide pointed out the grooves of chariot wheels in the stone roadway and into the colonnaded forum filled with Boy Scouts who shouted a greeting. When a guide worried about Mrs. Nixon climbing the steep steps to the temple ruins and walking amid the rubble, she -UPI Telephoto Mrs. Richard Nixon warms her hands on a hand warmer dating back to pre-biblical times as she prepares to leave an ancient palace in Damascus. The First Lady made the visit while President Nixon and President Haffiz el Assad were having discussions on the Middle East in another section of the city. laughingly told him: ‘Tv* climbed all over the world." Mrs. Nixon wore a long-sleeved, green and white print with patent leather shoes. Queen Alyia, a chestnut-haired young beauty whom King Hussein married a year and a half ago, wore a knit dress in white, gray and black horizontal stripes and black shoes. Mrs Nixon said the ruins reminded her of those she had seen in Rome, but “I didn’t think these would be this well preserved.” “I can see the tourists flocking here.” she said As she left the ruins, Mrs. Nixon stopped at a souvenir stall and bought ancient coins found in the neighboring fields. “It’s fun to have a few treasures from a country to remember the trip,” she said The queen bought Mrs. Nixon a red and white Bedouin headdress, and the Jordanian government gave her two huge red velvet boxes filled with old coins, Byzantine and Greek glassware, a Bedouin coin necklace and a traditional embroidered dress worn by Palestinian women. Mrs. Nixon said the coins “are too precious to give away.” She held the dress up to model it for the photographers but said it was “too warm to put it on with all that I’m wearing ” Society for Women Features mm. vX"v V ‘ •' • Toastmistress Club Has New Officers Mrs. Robert Widger was installed as president for the 1974-75 term of Cedar Rapids Toastmistress club Monday-evening at 7 at the YWCA. Other officers installed were: Mrs. Rex Bishop, vicepresident and program chairman; Mrs. Doris Brown, secretary; Mrs Charles Ligons, treasurer, and Mrs. John McFarland and Mrs. Ida Wasendorf, club representatives. MISS CONNIE MEYER FETED AT SHOWER Miss Connie Meyer, daughter of the Robert D. Meyers, 2213 Deborah drive SW. was honored at a miscellaneous bridal shower friday evening. Miss Mary Samuelson and Miss Sharon Burns were co-hostesses at their home at 1220 Auburn drive SE. Thirteen guests attended Following the shower a dinner was given at Ced-Rel Supper club Miss Meyer is the June 22 bride-elect of James Mitvalsky, 3320 Tow ne House drive NE. He is the son of Mrs. Ruth Mitvalsky, 3220 Kenrich drive SW. and Joe Mitvalsky, 22(H) Thirtv-third avenue SW THE JOHN NILES ENTERTAIN VISITOR Mrs George Secor of Long Beach. Calif, has been visiting her brother and his wife, Mr and Mrs. John Niles, 830 Fifth avenue SE Mrs. Secor left Friday to return home. Dental Assistants Install Officers Mary Jo Schallau, 295 Sixth avenue, Marion, was installed as president of the Cedar Rapids Dental Assistant Society Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Richard Jones, 417 Greenfield street NE. Miss Schallau is employed by Dr R S. Jacobsen of Marion Other officers installed were; Mrs. Darrell Davis, presidentelect; Connie Bretz, secretary, Debra Beardsley, treasurer, and Mrs James Taschner. Luzurne. to the executive board Miss Schallau Chapter Names Woman of Year Mrs. Meyerhoff ON THIS DATE in 1953. Egypt was proclaimed a republic, and Premier Mohammed Naguib became the first president Shirley F Meyerhoff was named “woman of the year’’ by MARABWA chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. at a dinner meeting recently at the Longbranch supper club Annually, each ABMA chapter selects one of its members for this award Selection is based on the member’s achievement in her chosen field of business and participation in community activities Mrs. Meyerhoff is active in manufacturing and is sales assistant for Westinghouse Electric- Corp. She will represent MARABWA chapter in competition for the “American business woman of the year” award to be presented at the national convention in Denver. Amateur Golf Championship Is July 8-12 The 48th annual Iowa Women’s Amateur Golf Assn championship for 1974 will be held in Council Bluffs. The players will challenge Lakeshore Country club’s 18-hole championship golf course at Lake Manawa July 8-12. A pro-amateur tournament, part of the yearly competition conducted by the Iowa Professional Golfers Assn., will be played Monday, July 8. The ’74 field is limited to 12ft women amateurs, regular and senior divisions. The field will close prior to the June 29 deadline date if the 12ft player limit is reached To be eligible in Iowa a contestant’s club must be a current member of the Iowa Women’s Golf Assn. Senior division players must be fifty years of age on or before July 9, 1974. Mrs. Leland Lykke, ll K. Ridge drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa (5154)I) is accepting entry forms and fees now No entry postmarked later than June 29 will be accepted Advance registration and practice privileges will be extended to players Sunday, July 7 ON THIS DATE in 1815, the British and the Prussians defeated Napoleon in the battle of Waterhio in Belgium BLOWN-IN MINERAL WOOL INSULATION Summer Rate Now In Effect ; Oft* AT KAMM GREAT PLAINS GAS Insulation Dept. I 101 Second Ave. S.I. Phone 362-1186 or 365- 4647 VISIT The Office of Dr. C. R. Kitchen Optometrist • Eyes Examined • Glasses Fitted • Contact Lenses By appointment only 395-6256 Closed Sun. and Mon. Lindale Plaza Sears Donna Pi Ila rd, Mr. Melchert Say Vows COGGON — Miss Donna lx»a Dillard, brother of the bride Dillard, 820 Twenty-seventh seated guests. street, Marion, and Steven James Melchert were married Sunday at Zion Presbyterian church The Rev. Aaron Koskainp officiated at the 2 3ft ceremony. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs. Wilbur Dillard of Coggon and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Melchert of Mi Vernon Miss Denise Dillard, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Diane Franson, Marion. was bridesmaid. Mike Melchert, brother of the bridegroom, was best juan and John Wall was groomsman. Jim Smith, Cedar Rapids, Jim Noonan, Marion, and David The bride wore a floor-length gown of ivory silk organza styled with Venine lace trim at the high collar and bodice front The total look was completed with a chapel-length mantilla edged with matching lace and caught to a pillbox hat. She carried a bouquet of peach roses. Her attendants wore empire dresses of melon crepe accented by a melon and green embroidered trim. Their headpieces arid nosegay bouquets were of peach and white daisies. Also in the wedding party were Leslie Hamos and Rosemary Melchert as flower girls and Patrick Melchert and Galen McAfee, ringbearers. Following the ceremony, a reception was given for 250 guests at Coggon Legion hall. * * * On return from a wedding trip to Minnesota, the couple will reside at the Marion address The bride was graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and is employed by Armstrong’s. The bridegroom was graduated from Weaver airline school in Kansas City and is employed by Brayton Chemical in Mt. Vernon. The bridegroom’s parents were hosts at a rehearsal dinner given Saturday evening at Gene’s Holiday lounge in Mt. Vernon. Women s Golf Ellis Medalist for the weekend event was Mrs. George Shimek. Winners in low net play were: Mrs. Forest Ainsworth and Mrs. Russell Braley, first flight, and Mrs. John Jacobs ard Mrs. Richard Norton, second flight. Mrs. Norris Hunt won the pro prize. Mrs. Braley and Mrs. Hunt had birdies. Twin Pines Twenty-two golfers participated in Sunday’s twilight game. Barb Tennessen and Ted Campbell were awarded prizes. Carl Badger and John Hand had birdies and Norris Hunt sank an approach. Mr. and Mrs. Don Gibbs were hosts at Leonardo’s after the game. Town House Medalist with 31 playing in team match play Monday was Mrs. Marvin Martin. Mrs. Gary Lyman had a hole-in-one and low putts. Mrs. James Sullivan also had low putts. Approaches were sunk by Mrs. Donald Ament and Mrs. Robert Robinson Team winners were a three-way tie between the Grasshoppers, the Club House Gang and the Streakers. Elmcrest Junior Thirty girls participated in junior girls golf Monday. Winners were: Nine-hole — Nell Sullivan with Kellie Lala. runner-up; five-hole — Mama White with Molly Dwiggins. runner-up, and three-hole. Missy Young with Kelly Galiher. runner-up Jones Junior Fourteen girls participated in play Monday at Ellis park. Tying for medalist honors were Barb Feckley, Ann Stolba and Kathy Terrace. Winners in “Bingo, Bango, Bongo” play were: Susan 7vacek and Lorene Kuehl. Susan Trazv» r had low putts. Play will be held at Ellis at 7 45 next week. Twin Pines Junior Medalist honors went to Lisa Griffin Monday. Six-hole winner was Christi Thomas and four-hole winner was Tami Thomas. Scorers were Mrs. Neil Thomas and Mrs. Bert Hoffman Horse Talk —UPI Telephoto Queen Elizabeth appears to be talking to the horse ridden by the Duke of Edinburgh, as she takes the salute during the trooping of the Colour ceremony at the Horseguards parade. The event took place last weekend in London. Uncomfortable In    Womans Job TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -Richard Patterson admits to being uncomfortable in his new role. He’s been named acting coordinator of (he women’s studies program at Tacoma Community college. Patterson, already a counselor, says he took the added job “because we haven’t got enough funds at this point to hire a woman.” He says there has been a positive side to his new role — he’s become more aware of the reasons for the feminist movement. Boyles-Smock Vows Are Said HOPKINTON - United Methodist church was the setting for the marriage of Miss Karen Boyles, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Bill Boyles, and Bradley Smock, son of Mrs. Jaleen Fassbinder of Guttenberg and the late Bentley Smock The Rev. Paul Figge performed the ceremony at 7:3ft Friday The bride wore a princess-style gown of light blue crepe Duggan-Smith Vows Spoken NASHUA - The Hi'V. II. L. Hinds performed the 4.30 ceremony Sunday which united in marriage Miss Maureen Frances Duggan, 1817 Central drive SW. and Randy E. Smith. 2922 0 avenue NW The ceremony, which took place at the Little Drown church, was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs. James P. Duggan of Fairfax and Mr. and Mrs. Harry A Smith of Hemet, Calif. Attending her sister as maid of honor was Patricia Duggan and best man was Reggie Smith, the bridegroom’s brother. 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A white hat with a blue lace-edged veil completed her ensemble and her flowers were pink roses and white pompons in a colonial bouquet. Mrs. Carolyn Paul of Cedar Rapids attended as matron of honor and Barb Smock, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid. Each wore a blue gown of flocked floral sheer styled similarly to that of the bride Their headpieces were blue hats with white ribbon trim and each carried a basket of white pompons. Plower girl was Karla Jean Boyles, sister of the bride. Randy Pfister was best man and Rick Schmidt, groomsman. Serving as ushers were David Boyles, a brother, and Dick Krapfl A reception was given after the ceremony at the church. * * * The bridal couple will make their home in San Antonio, Texas, where the bridegroom is in military service with the air force. SISTER V ISITS WITH MRS. WILLIAM NEFF Mrs. William Neff, 211ft I) avenue NE, is hostess to her sister, Mrs Frank Fishborn of Pasadena, Calif., who arrived Sunday for a month’s visit. She will also be visiting with her brother, Joseph Skala, 719 Thirty-second street SE. By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: J dropped out of high school to be married I am now 30, divorced and have three children. We are totally dependent on welfare. If I went to work I could earn $1.90 an hour as a motel maid, but here is my dilemma: I attend (but am not enrolled in) the poetry workshops of two colleges in my city. My teachers say I am very talented and they urge me to stay with writing poetry. I have been published in some of the best literary magazines in the nation and have had some very encouraging letters from editors, although they haven’t paid me anything. My ambition is to become a major poet. I have spent two years in therapy, but I can t psychoanalyze away my need to write poetry. Now I must make a choice between my children’s physical needs and what my family calls my “selfish ambition.” I welcome your advice. POOR, SCORNED ANI) TORN DEAR P S. AND T.: Since you are able to work I think you should get off welfare Thus far your poetry has netted you only zion edible letters of encouragement. I advise you lo get a paying job and write poetry in your spare time. * * * DEAR ABBY: I am a sailor who will be going on leave soon. I expect to be met at the airport by my parents and my girl friend. My problem is I don’t know whose arms I should go to first. It will be a year and six months since I have been home You always say to put your mate above all others because your mate will be your lifelong companion. Well, I am not married yet, but I think my girl friend will expect me to go to her first and my mother will expect me to go to her first. I love them both very much and wouldn’t want to hurt either one, so whose arms do you recommend9 SAILOR DEAR SAILOR Since you aren’t married yet, I d suggest you greet yur mother first. But once you take a mate, she comes first. The Shufflers W inners of the rubber bridge game played Monday at Norridge Park Christian church were: North-south — Mrs. Clyde James and Tait Cummins, first, and Mrs. W E. Eyman and Mrs, Charles Fitzgerald, second; east-west — Mrs. Dick Grodt and Mrs Robert Dreckman, first, and Mrs. Ralph Smith and Mrs. Mary Earley, second. Over all winners were Mrs. Grodt and Mrs. Dreckman. The next game will be played at 9 Monday at the church. W est Side Club Winners of the Mitchell movement game played Sunday at 5:3ft at Welty-Way were: North-south — Mrs. L.W Busby and George Alberts, first, and Mr and Mrs Howard Wilfong, second; cast-west — Bruno Rinas and Joe Rinas, first, and Mrs Thomas Mullin and Mildred McCray, second. The next game will be played Thursday at 7:30 at We Ity-Wav. PUSH-UPS ANO SANDWICHES BUY EM BY THE BAG! Buy IO Get I FREE! Take the family to That s where the good things are! 4 1936 42nd St. N I. CEDAR RAPIDS * 91 S S. 11th St. A Grand, MARION r ;

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