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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa g The Cedar Rapids (iarettr: Mon.. Mar.. 4, 1974 Society for Women Features Quintuplets and Family Can you pick out the Fischer quintuplets? They are posing with their family in a rare public appearance together recently as St. Luke's hospital, Aberdeen, S.D., opens its new $8 million addition to open house tours. All 11 Fischer children were born at St. Luke's hospital. Mrs. Fischer is at left with Robert Mellbye, administrator, and Mrs. Harold Walz. Andrew Fischer is at far right with Sister Stephen Davis who was hospital administrator when the quintuplets were born Sept. 14, 1963. The children are, back row, from left: Cindy, 9, Evelyn, 15, Margaret, IO, Denise, 14, Julie, 16, Charlotte, 17, Danny 18, and Jimmy, 10. Maggie, Annie and Cathy, from left in foreground, with Margaret and Jimmy, are the quintuplets. They are America's oldest quintuplets. HearstPlea Made to Abductors Mrs. Randolph Hearst, mother of kidnaped Patricia Hearst, reaches down to pet the family cat, Musche, as she and her husband appear outside their home Sunday at Hillsborough, Calif. It was their first appearance before reporters and TV cameras in more than a week. In a dramatic television plea, the newspaper editor asked the terrorist abductors to allow his daughter to communicate with her family after IO days of silence. Contin: Iowa Women's Issues Gaining Legislative Ground Bridge ss** J0* By Gail Cooper Roxanne Conlin, assistant attorney general and chairperson of the Iowa Women’s Political Caucus, told workshop participants at Coe college Saturday that she expects six of twelve bills currently before the Iowa legislature to go through this session. The six deal with discrimination i n education, credit, rape, inheritance taxes, child care and housing. Conlin, speaking on “Legislative Issues” to members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and participants in a workshop on women’s issues, said that although legislators have in the past been “shortsighted” concerning women’s issues, “there is a decided change in the present legislature.” Rape Trial She spoke of legislation affecting rape convictions, credit discrimination and inheritance laws. “A Case of Rape”, aired on television recently, brought home problems women encounter in this area. The program dealt with a rape trial. The assistant attorney general said that two changes are being asked in Iowa’s law: “Elimination of the corroboration requirement for the crime of rape, and prohibition of inquiry into the past sexual conduct of the victim.” The current corroboration requirement of the Iowa law states that the “defendant in a prosecution for rape or assault with intent to commit rape . . . cannot be convicted upon the testimony of the person injured, unless she be corroborated by other evidence tending to connect the defend ant with the commission of the offense.” “Mistrust” Conlin said that “such a requirement, besides being of questionable constitutional validity. also indicates substantial mistrust of the sworn testimony of a female.” Iowa is one of only five states that have a corroboration requirement. The protection of the innocent accused is important in all cases, Conlin continued, however “few women would risk a court room confrontation and the accompanying emotional trauma without cause.” V ictim’s Life Courts in this state give an instruction to the jury to consider the victim's “experience in lifer and further that evidence of “unchastity” should be considered to determine whether or not the victim consented. Conlin said. However, evidence concerning the defendant’s past sexual conduct, arrests, and convictions is not admissible. “A rape trial is a trial cf tho victim.” she declared. “rot a trial of the accused.” Credit Burden Speaking of credit discrimination. she said that “the use of credit in today's economy is essential for nearly all citizens, Few people can purchase a home or car. educate a child or start a small business without access to some form of credit. Women are denied full and fair access to credit. . . placing a totally unjustifiable burden on them.” It is assumed, she said. that single women will marry, married women will get pregnant and stop working, and that the income of women is not reliable, despite statistics to the contrary. Legislation before the Iowa legislature concerning credit discrimination is expected to go through. Conlin said. Old Laws Regarding inheritance laws in Iowa, the assistant attorney general said that those laws “are 41 years old.” The law presently states that Hornell who labor as housewives and homemakers must prove equal earning power as their husbands to entitle them to inherit his half of the property when he dies. “But they can’t do that because a woman is not compensated financially for her work as homemaker.” Too often, she said, a widow finds that all her work has been of “no value.” Many times widows have been forced to sell the farms to pay taxes. While tax money is important for the state. Conlin said, “We must also recognize that the law discriminates against widows.” House File 475 has passed in the house and is new in the senate awaking action. Conlin. as chairperson of the Iowa Womens Political Caucus, attributes much of the legislation concerning women’s issues to the work of caucus members. C.R. Drug Numbers To report a violation: Michael Dooley 377-8081 lf you need help: Foundation ll... 362-21 74 (4 p.m. to midnight) Ellis YM Open House Is Planned West Side Club Winners in a Mitchell movement game played Sunday at Welty-Way were: North-south — Mrs. Thomas Mullin and Mrs. L. W. Busby, first, and Phillip Arnell and Richard Moenk, sec- i ond; east-west — Dr. Beth An open house and women's Hatch and John Knodle. first. day at E11js YMCA is scheduled and Richard Nassit and William Tuesd beginmng at , 0.c|0ck. Jennings, second. The next _ .    ..    .■    .    , ....    ... scheduled game will be played PurmR ,be ^ the building will at 7:311 Thursday at Welty-Way. be “J*" ° women interested rn J    participating in scheduled activ- Marion Club    ities or desiring to take a tour of Winners of a Mitchell move-1 the facility, ment game played Saturday at Special events will include the YWCA are: North-south — “Women’s Olympics” and a Mrs. Ruth Helm and Mike belly dance demonstration and Rowray, first, and Mrs. K. V. trial lesson. Harrington and Clyde Nowlin, All women registered by 9 second; east-west - Mrs. Viola o’clock will be placed on one of Schenken and Frank Zeman, four teams competing in volley-first, and Richard Moenk and ball, basketball, free throw. Phil Arnell, second. The next pool. ping-pong, bumper pool, unit game will be played racquetball and swimming! Wednesday at 7:30 at the relays. Cindy Rusbult, an intern YWCA.    at Ellis from the University -of Iowa, is captain of the olym- Roval Couple Moves P*cs' 7    .    Sandee Skelton’s belly dance Into New Mansion class will give a demonstration SANDHURST. England (AP) and trial lesson to a11 interested — Princess Anne and her hus- women from 10:45 until noon. band, army Capt. Mark Phil- The exercise and weight room lips, have moved into their new and sauna will also be open. A home at the Royal Military baby-sitter will also be avail-ucademy.    able during the activities. The couple, married Nov. 14.    T    .    %    r    ~~ drove to their first home, a    Sandwich Waffles Georgian mansion on the Waffles can be good when academy grounds, on Friday, they’re used as a base for hot I Sandhurst is 50 miles west of sandwiches. Simply spread with London. They had just returned your favorite sandwich spread to England with the Queen from and broil. The waffle contrib-an Australian tour.    utes delightful crispness. Weddings Monticello — St. Matthew’s Lutheran church provided the setting Feb. 23 for the marriage of Miss Jill Marie Wilken, daughter of Mrs. Phyllis Wilken of Anamosa and the late Mr. Wilken, and Billy Mitchell Wilson, jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Mitchell Wilson. The Rev. Harold Naig performed the 2 o’clock ceremony and following. a reception for 250 guests was given in the American Legion hall. The couple traveled to Texas and are making their home in Monticello where Mr. Wilson farms. The bride is employed by Siegler Cuckter. ny Feb. 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran church. The Rev. DuWayne Kirkcidc officiated. A reception for 253 guests was given in the church social rooms after the ceremony. The new Mr. and Mrs. Benhart are employes of Land O’ Lake. Services in Clarence where they are residing. Co liege Club Coggon — Marriage vows were exchanged Feb. 22 by Miss Susan Kav Bauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Bauer of Walker, and Jon Mark Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ellis. The 8 o'clock ceremony was performed bv the Rev. John Fagan at St. John’s Catholic church. A reception for 175 guests was given at the Legion hall after the ceremony. On return from a wedding trip to Colorado the newlyweds are making their home in Ames where they are students at Iowa State university. Stanwood — Patsy Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cain, became the bride of Donald Benhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Benhart of Oxford Junction, during a 6:30 ceremo- First and Third Wednesday Book Group — Mrs. Ralph Triem, 745 Staub court NE. is hostess at I o’clock with Mrs. W. L. Barnard assisting. Mrs. Adolph Topinka will review “Maria Callas, Portrait of a Prima Donna” by George Jel-linek. First Wednesday Book Group — Hostess at a 7:30 dessert meeting is Mrs. Paul Jones, 1000 Thirty-fourth street NE. Cohostesses are Miss Dorothy Bishop and Miss Mildred Webb. Miss Bishon will show slides and tell of her visit to “Navajo Land". —UPI Telephoto Martha Reveals John's Scheme' NEW YORK (UPI) - Former Attorney General John Mitchell’s wife, Martha, believes he deliberately tried to drive her “up the wall” after he was indicted last year on an influence-peddling charge, People magazine said Sunday. For the last six months, Mrs. Mitchell has lived alone in her Fifth avenue apartment. Her husband is living in a Midtown hotel, the new weekly publication said. “He wouldn't go out. He ate at his desk. He let his hair grow and wouldn’t shave. He wanted me to cut his hair,” Mrs. Mitchell told People. “John didn’t want to see anyone. He wouldn’t give me my phone calls. He’d say I was out. And if I answered he’d listen. He was drinking and taking tranquilizers.” According to People, Mrs. Mitchell was convinced his behavior was a scheme to drive her “up the wall.” Wait! Don’t store it . . . sell i fast with a low-cost. Classific! Ad. 398-8234. 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