Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frf., Nov. I. 1974
Red Food Dye Rated ‘Harm fuF
WASHINGTON (UPI) - A Ralph Nader research group says a widely used food dye is so dangerous that if a 110-pound pregnant woman drinks more than a third of a can of strawberry soda pop a day she risks either cancer or damaging her baby.
The dye involved is red No. 2, used for everything from strawberry ice cream and soda pop to lipstick and pill coatings. About I million pounds of it was used in food and cosmetics last year.
Nader’s health research group asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the dye in 1971.
Since then, it said Thursday, “consumers have eaten over $30 million worth of red No. 2, exposing themselves to alarming and unnecessary risks.”
It said there have been three Food and Drug Administration studies dating back to 1951 which “strongly indicate that red No. 2 does cause cancer.”
More Women Are Running for Office This Year
Ny Peggy Simpson
WASHINGTON (AF*) — More women are running for more offices this year than ever before, and two of them are expected to win major statewide posts in Tuesday’s elections.
Rep. Kila Grasso is favored to become governor of Connecticut and Mary Ann Krupsak is ahead in her bid for lieutenant governor of New York.
At the same time, women are expected to substantially increase their numbers in state legislatures. But women could slip back from their current congressional strength of 16 seats.
Rep. Grasso, a Democrat, would become the fourth woman governor in U. S. history, and the first to make it without benefit of a husband’s coattails. She has two decades of experience in Connecticut politics.
Miss Krupsak, a state senator who defied Democratic party leaders to capture the nomination for lieutenant governor, would be the first woman elected to a major statewide office in New York. She ran her insurgent campaign on the slogan “She’s not just one of the boys.”
Other major women candidates include Democrats Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Betty Roberts of Oregon, both running for the senate, and Republican Louise Gore, a gubernatorial candidate in Maryland.
All three are challenging heavily-favored incumbents.
grass roots elections of women on school boards, city councils, state courts and as county sheriffs and administrators.
Thousands more women sought elective office this year than ever before — including nuns in Tennessee and iowa (Sister Genevieve Birchard of (’edar Rapids is running for Linn county treasurer), a brothel owner in Nevada, an activist Quaker grandmother in New Hampshire, a right-to-life conservative in New York, a lesbian in Massachusetts and a young Peace Corps veteran who swims the California coast to dramatize her opposition to offshore oil wells.
Nobody has a precise fix on the number of women candidate's. But the National Women’s Political Caucus says 1,029 women sought state and congressional seats in 1972. This year, Political Director Freddie Weensier estimates that more than 1,800 women ran for comparable seats.
In New York, Barbara Keating, a Vietnam war widow , is the Conservative party nominee for the senate. She could play the spoiler’s role, siphoning off as many as one million votes from Republican Sen. Jacob K. Javits and his Democratic challenger, Ramsey Clark.
Less visible but highly significant were the expected
More than 1,100 women survived the primaries, she said, including 1,000 candidates for state legislatures and three -major-party candidates for the senate, 44 for the house, three for governor, four for lieutenant governor and ll for secretary of state.
At last count there were 462 women among the 7.584 state legislators or slightly more than 6 percent.
“We look to increase this about 50 percent, to between 600 and 700,” said Betsy Wright, director of the National Women’s Education Fund.
The figures are skewered, however, by the disproportionate share of women in New Hampshire’s 400-member legislature. There are 89 women legislators there now and 160 are seeking seats this November.
Every state has at least one woman legislator — Alabama and Nebraska have only one each — but many states have never elected a woman to the U. S. house or senate.
This year. three of the 16 congresswomen are retiring and Rep. Grasso quit to run for governor The>12incun\\lien!s are likely to win again. Reps. Patsy Mink (D-Hawa , « Lindy Boggs (D-La), have G O P. women opponents and Rep. I/Minor Sullivan (D-Mo.) has two women opponents.
“A lot of women are running in marginal or changing areas,” said a Democratic analyst. “Colleen (Manners district in California is one of those, where redistricting last year cut out many conservative areas and brought in blue collar voters."
The 29-year-old Miss O’Connor has shaped one of the most visible races in the country, swimming the district s coastline to demonstrate against pollution and trying to tie 22-year G.O.P Rep. Bob W’ilson closer to the ITT case and the Nixon presidency. She is rated a possible upset winner.
At least two congressional races involve controversies over the personal behavior of the incumbents — ways and means chairman. Wilbur D. Mills, and judiciary committee member, Joseph Maraziti, a Republican.
Mills was involved in a bizarre incident a month ago near Washington’s Tidal Basin in which a female companion, identified as a former stripper, left his car and jumped into the water. Maraziti has been discovered to have a no-show attractive woman staffer on his congressional payroll, whom he says gives him oral reports on her research.
Republican Judy Petty is given only a slight chance to upset Mills in Arkansas, despite sizable last-minute help from G.O.P. headquarters.
Democrat Helen Meyner, wife of the former New Jersey governor and a newspaper columnist, is given a good chance to trip Maraziti in her second try in two years.
Space Flight To Include Women by the Early 1980s
By Howard Benedict
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Women scientists will fly into space early in the 1980s and by late in that decade will be part of multinational crews on large space stations, two male astronauts predict.
The prediction reflects the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin, the first American physician to fly into space as a member of last year’s Skylab I crew, and Dr. Robert Parker, scientist-astronaut for the Skylab program, made the forecast Wednesday at a conference here evaluating Skylab results.
“There’s no question but that women will fly in the early 1980s if the space shuttle program remains on schedule/* Parker said. The shuttle is a reusable rocket ship expected to ferry hundreds of researchers from many lands into orbit starting in 1979.
“There was a time when the public was not ready for the thought of men and women going to the moon together,” Parker said. “But times have changed. I don’t foresee any problem about men and women getting along together on space missions. We’re not talking about dizzy blonde secretaries, but reputable women scientists.”
Kerwin said the Skylab project, in which
men worked in space for up to 84 days, proved that men and women researchers making space trips aboard the shuttle will not have to undergo rigorous physical training that has been required of astronauts.
“Anybody in a reasonable state of health, regardless of age, will be able to fly as an experimenter in the operational shuttle and space station programs,” he said.
“We now know people can spend three months in weightless space if they eat and exercise properly.
“As a doctor, I would have no hesitation in recommending space flight for a person for as long as six months. And for short periods of time up to 30 days as contemplated in the shuttle program, there would bt' no problem at all.”
Kerwin said more research needs to be done to determine whether man can stay in space for a year or more, which would bt* reauired for planetary trips.
Parker and Kerwin both predicted the shuttle will open the way to large international space stations later in the next decade.
“Exploration is a bit of a luxury,” Kerwin said. “But I am sure we can demonstrate there is a need for a large space station to benefit mankind on earth. And it will bt* economically feasible.”
By Abigail Val Buren
DEAR ABBY: I ve always been very proud of the fact that my family cann’ to
Massachusetts from England in 1637. My husband says it s nothing to brag about because the people who came here then were all criminals who had been run out of England.
My husband is of Italian descent. His parents didn’t come here until 1900, but he claims he came from “royalty.” He says that years ago when an Italian nobleman would get a peasant girl pregnant, the girl would leave her illegitimate baby on someone’s doorstep. My husband says that he was such a child because his name, when translated, is the one given to those abandoned babies.
Anyway, I want to know whether I should be proud of my ancestry or ashamed * And how about my husband.
DEAR NEW: Intelligent,
discerning people don t judge others by what their ancestors did, so don’t Uke any bows, or accept any blame for yours.
As I see it, the only aristocracy worth bragging about Is the aristocracy of achievement. Everyone must sUnd on his own record.
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“CRIED A RIVER IN
HOUSTON”: A woman who can manipulate a man by shedding a few tears has a fortune In liquid assets. Don’t o\erdo it.
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Everyone has a problem. What’s yours? For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box 69706. Us Angeles, Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, sell-addressed envelope, please.
West Side Club
Winners of the Howell movement played Thursday at Welty-Way were Mrs K. E. Henrikson and Mrs. W E. Ly
man, first, and Bruce Thiher and Bruce Cuthbert son, second. The next game will be played Thursday at 7.30 at Welty-Way.
For a hearty sandwich that will please the men folk, remember the Maine sardine. One way to serve the nutritious little fish is mashed and mixed with chopped hard cooked eggs. pickle relish and mayonnaise to taste . . . extra good on crusty rye bread.
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Fords’ Fond Farewell
First Lady Betty Ford waves from the balcony and the President, at left, waves back as he leaves the White House Thursday to set out on a campaign tour. He plans to visit six Midwestern states and Far West states in a final bid to spur Republican upsets in Tuesday s elections.
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WASHINGTON (AB) -First I .ady Betty Ford, whose right breast was removed five weeks ago, will undergo drug treatment to combat any undetected malignant cells that may have remained after surgery, the White House physician says.
Dr William I/ikash said in a statement Thursday that physical examinations and diagnostic tests have disclosed no signs of remaining cancer
But he said the precautionary drug treatment, or chemotherapy, was ordered because two lymph glands removed from beneath Mrs. Ford’s right ann during the
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Sept. 28 operation were cancerous.
“ . . . One cannot be entirely certain that undetected microscopic malignancy has not spread to other areas,” Lukash said, and chemotherapy was chosen “to insure more inclusive treatment against any possible remaining cancer.”
Presidential Press Secretary Ron Nessen declined to identify the drug being used, but he said Mrs. Ford would take it orally. There was no indication how long the treatments would last Nessen said he knew of no side effects from the drug.
Martha: ‘Afraid of Being Killed'
CHICAGO (AP) — Martha phone tapped, cheeks her mail Mitchell says that she feared and assigns agents to follow for her life when Richard M her. She did not elaborate on Nixon was President. the belief.
“I was afraid of being killed,” said the estranged wife of former Atty Gen. John N. Mitchell. Mitchell is now standing trial on charges stemming from the Watergate cover-up.
“Since Mr. Nixon cleared out of the White House, I don’t have as much fear,” Mrs. Mitchell said Thursday. But she claims that the Ford administration has her tele-
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