Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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PWP Planting Party
Gazette Photo bv L W Word
Members of Parents Without Partners participated in a planting party Sunday at Edgewood Manor Care Center, Inc. Pictured planting a tree are, from left, Peggy Cullman, 1232 Harold drive SE; Mrs Barbara Houar, 90 Cherry Hill road NW, Miss Diane Richey, I 274 Third avenue SE, activities director for the center, and Mrs. Wando Young, Springville PWP also donated an evergreen tree, several flowering shrubs and flowers as part of their first community service project
Women in Blue Doing Their Part
B> Margaret G«*ntr>
WASHINGTON (AFO — Many of the men in blue don’t agree, but women haw joined Washington’s finest with flying odors, says the Police Foundation A survey whic h compared the performance of SH women patrol officers with that of SH men showed "generally similar ' results, the foundation said Sunday The report said that “Women made fewer arrests and gaw fewer traffic citations." hut added it was not clear whether that was because they were too easy or simply that men are too tough
It was clear, however, that many of the male officers aren't enthused about the presence* of their women counterparts
Typical of interviews, said the foundation, were these remarks
“Most women panic easily Women are not aggressive and tend to lay back and act .is a ride-alung or report taker
There aren’t too many females who can handle themselves or situations when things get rough They belong in an office1 ’’
There we're- a fe*w positive* appraisals
“I have found female* officers lo be* more intelligent less (puck to ange-r I feed the* intelligence and commitment of several female officers to Im- in refreshing contrast to the crybaby attitude* of many males."
Patrick Y Murphy , president of the* private non-profit foundation, said the* findings will be* useful for pedler age*ncie*s nationwide’’ as they attempt to comply with federal law requiring espial e*mployment opportunities tor women
In re*eent lawsuits, tin* justice department has accused several police departments of discriminating against women
The District of Columbia was elected for the study, conducted bv Crban Institute* researchers with a *390.009 Police Foundation grant, because* Police Chief leery Wilson iii 1972 began assigning substantial numbers of women officers to street patrol
“That action broke* the national barrier which had limited all but a few fe*male*s" to the* duties customarily reserved for women — clerical chore's, se*arche*s of female prisoners, and Mnemic work, the report said.
Despite the* negative attitude's of male office rs, the report said, “Sex is not a bona fide occupational epialil’ication for the* fob "
“The data show that arrests made* by men and women are equally likely to produce* convictions." the report said
The report noted that men and women "saw similar proportions of citizens who were* dangerous, angry, upset, drunk or violent They were* ubse*rve*d to obtain similar results in handling angry or violent citizens
The report told of a policewoman who "flipped a belligerent 250-pound intoxicated man over her shoulder and then handcuffed him
But generally, said the researchers. “Women act less aggressively and they be-lieve less in aggression. The presence of women may stimulate increased attention to ways of avoiding violence and cooling \ talent situations without resort to the use of force
Medalist for the weekend event was Mrs George Shnnek w itll one birdie Pri/es were awarded to Mrs Richard Norton, most fives; Misn Betty llruska most sixes, and Mrs Don Terrace, most sevens Mrs Forrest Ainsworth and Mrs Shimek sank approaches
The women’s day team competition has been canceled Regular golf will be played on the short nine.
West Side Flub
W inners iii a Mitchell movement game played Sunday at Welly Way were North-south — Mrs L B Beers and Keith Beau, first, and Mrs Ruth Helm and Thomas Hare second, east-west — Mr and Mrs George Tsehetsehot tied w itll Richard Golembicwski and doe Verbick tor first, and Mr' Richard < ashing and Mrs A I Henning, second The next game will be played at 7 TO Thursday at Weltv-Wav
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< at ho I ic church prov ided the setting Saturday afternoon for tin- marriage of Miss Marsha Rose Anderson and David Robert LaFontame. son of Mr and Mrs Robert F LaFon-taine. 2d 12 Twenty-sixth street drive SF. < odar Rapids
rho Rev Thomas Stratmnn officiated at the I o'clock ceremony which was billowed by a reception for lad guests at tin* Klks club Parents of the bride an* Mr and Mrs Bill B \ndorson of F.sthorv die
Mrs Rod Semen was matron ol honor Sisters of the brid#* Mary and Sharon Alderson were bridesmaids
< orwiii Ritchie was best man and brothers of the bridegroom. John and Joe [.aFontal ne, both of Cedar Rapids, were groomsmen
The bride ( hose for her wedding a Romeo and Juliet classic gown accented with Yemse lace aud pearls Her mantilla was trimmed witll matching lace She carried an arrangement of white gladettes. pink sweetheart roses and orange Tropicana roses
Attendants wore sleeveless empire gowns, the matron of honor’s in pink and the bridesmaids’ in orange
\Bo iii tile wedding were Joy Lynn Bulger as flower girl and Jeff Mossers! Ii iii 111 ring* bearer
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On return from a wedding
trip to Pennsylvania, the couple will reside in Dover, N ll , for the summer and return to Iowa City this fall The bridegroom is a graduate student at the I niversity of Iowa The bride has been employed by the Ottumwa Community schools Both were graduated from Iowa State university, where the bride was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and the bridegroom. Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
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Miss Julie Petska. daughter of Mr and Mrs. Leonard Petska. 3829 Clark road SF. was honored vvitll a bridal shower Friday evening by Mrs R lclia rd I 'ct ska. I IO Th I ( t v -second street NU Twenty two guests shared tin* courtesy Mis-- Sharon Petska was co-.hostess Miss Petska is the June 20 bride-elect ut Porn Day. son ol Mr and Mrs Regis Day HHH Fighteenth street SF
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lf was incorrectly reported in Sunday’s Gazette that Royal
Neighbors ut America, V alley i amp 21 JO will meet at Peoples bank. east, Wednesday at noon The group will meet at Peoples bank west
Mrs. George Geiger, 8 I 7 H avenue NW, and her daughter, Deanna, look over a list of check points Sunday at Greene Square before starting out on the 25 mile bike ride sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority Ninety persons participated in the ride despite rainy weather Proceeds from the bike ride will be donated to St. Jude s children's research hospital. The hospital has been established tor conducting research into serious children s diseases Although the final tally of money raised during the ride has not been completed, ESA members hope to go over the $4,000 mark set last year.
Gozrttf* Photo bv L W Ward
Birth Rate, Cost Cause Maternity Wards to Merge
By (’. McDaniel
CHICAGO (AP) - Maternity wards around the country are closing because there are fewer births and hospitals are merging their obstetrical units to provide better care.
An American Hospital Assn (AHA) survey, recently completed, found that in 1971. births took place at only 4.H21 of the nation’s 5,885 community hospitals. In 1982. births were recorded at 4,913 of the 5,584 community hospitals then existing.
The results of the latest AHA survey are due later this year But spokesmen for the American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists say they arc* certain. from reports received at the college, that each year the nation has fewer maternity wards
Doctors hospital in New York City was th#* most recent big hospital to shut its maternity ward Babies had been delivered there for 44 years But the ward was closed in March because Hi) percent of the 3(1 maternity beds were unused
The declining birth rate is only one reason for the closing of maternity wards. The College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the AHA arid other health authorities encourage small hospitals to close their maternity wards
Michael F. Doodv, an AHA official, says a study by his organization has concluded that. "Many hospitals are working together to avoid duplication of obstetrical facilities, often poorly utilized due to the declining birth rates. By converting these facilities to other uses hospitals are averting millions of dollars in new construction costs."
Judge Rebukes Jurors in Rape Trial: 'You Make the Girl the Defendant’
BOSTON (I PH - \
superior court Midge, outraged that a jury returned an innocent verdict in a rape case, angrily denounced the panel from the bench and criticized the attitude of juries toward rape victims
Judge Walter ll McLaughlin. noting that testimony was given bv a couple who said they heard a woman screaming for 20 minutes in an apartment where the victim was found, told the jury Friday that “rape is going to continue until jurors, bv their verdicts convict and punish, when the evidence is overwhelming, as I think it was in this case."
He further told the nine men and three women that “when we have a trial, instead of trying the defendant, you make the poor girl the defendant And I think that philosophy is led fix the women, who should be more considerate
The judge’s remarks came alter the superior court jury found a 27-year-old man. twice conv ieted of other crimes, innocent of raping a 22-year-old secretary in his apartment last Nov 28
During the trial, the vletim testified that the suspect coerced her into leav mg a singles bar with him by refusing to return her handbag At his apart ment. she said. he
forced her into a bedroom and raped her
A couple in another apartment testified they heard a woman screaming for at least 29 minutes before finding her in a hallway The prosecution introduced evidence that bloodstains were found on bedding in tin* defendant s apartment
The defendant had testified that the victim came to In' apartment of her own will and denied he raped her McLaughlin prefaced his remarks hy say ing in all his years on the bench. "I have never said a word of criticism or a word of rebuke to a jury. The juries have the power to decide facts, determine guilt or innocence and that is the law of the country
Then the judge, his voice booming in a silent courtroom, launched his criticism.
"You had two responsible citizens of this commonwealth, irreproachable of integrity and principles who testified before you that they heard screaming there for 20 minutes Can it be, ladies and gentlemen, that you believed tin* screaming, terrified girl, with bloodcurdling calls, consented to the advances of this defendant?
"Can you disbelieve those people1’ Mid can you believe a defendant who stood with two
conv lotions, one that he was a thief and one that he dealt iii stolen |>rn|>orty? That strikes to tin* basic fundamentals of honesty Believe him and disbelieve them? Well, that s what von have done."
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