Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Don Foote, surrounded by ostrich plumes, is the chief designer for “The Greatest Show on Earth". Foote thinks big. Consider, he says, that with one large elephant you're dealing with a height of seven-and-a-half feet and four tons of flesh.
Nancy Eller Is Married
DEAR ABBY: I am an 18-year-old girl who has been married two years. (I lost the baby that I was pregnant with when I got married and can’t have any more )
Like most couples, Bill and I have our fights and when we do I call up my folks and mention it and they drive right down to “rescue” me.
They live 300 miles away, and by the time they get here I’ve cooled off and so has Bill, but they make me go home with them to think things over anyway. They treat me like a child — not a grown woman.
They’re hoping I’ll leave Bill for good because they never wanted me to marry him rn the first place. He does run around on me sometimes, but he was only 18 when we got married and I was the only girl he ever had. so maybe* he just has to get it out of his system.
I sure wish my folks would Quit trying to talk me into leaving Bill I really love him I feel like I’m being pulled in two directions
I'm home now, wishing I was back with Bill. I’ll take any advice you can give me.
MISERABLE IN KANSAS
DEAK MIS lf jeu re being “pulled in two directions” you’re asking for it whether you realize it or not.
In responding to your calls, your folks understandably think you’re asking for help. But if you really lo\e Kill, quit whining to your parents etery time you have a fight and get some professional counseling.
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DEAR ABBY: My hus
band’s secretary has given him many costly gifts, ranging from travel accessories to art during the two years she has worked for him
Some of the cards she has enclosed with these gifts have been embarrassingly personal.
I feel certain she is pursuing him, although he says he thinks I’m mistaken.
This young woman is divorced and has two children, and I know she could put her money to better use than buying gifts for my husband
And I wish she would. How do we let her know?
PUZZLED IN N J.
DEAR FIZZLED: Ibis is not a job for “we” — your husband should handle it alone. And. if he really wants to discourage further gift giving, he will — toot sweet!
PLANDOME, N Y - Marriage vows were repeated in an evening ceremony Sunday by Miss Nancy Eller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Eller, 1114 Siaub court NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Wayne A. I^ang of Hampstead, N.Y. The ceremony at 6 o’clock was performed by the Rev. Harold Hadley at Unitarian North Shore church.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lang of (lien Cove, N.Y.
The bride’s empire gown of jersey was trimmed with seed pearls on the V-neckline and fitted sleeves. A headpiece of baby’s breath completed her ensemble and her flowers were orange, yellow and coral sweetheart roses.
Joanne Bocchino and Col.
Anita C. Finn Becomes Bride of Dennis F. Pesek
The marriage vows of Anita C. Finn, 2500 Tenth avenue, Marion, and Dennis Francis Pesek. 701 Ninth avenue, Marion, were solemnized during a 4:30 ceremony Sunday. The Rev. Glenn Lamb officiated at the First United Methodist church.
The son-in-laws and daughters of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jirouch and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hyduk, all of Marion, were attendants.
A reception for 80 guests was given at Charlie’s Pizzeria following the ceremony.
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On return from a brief wed
ding trip the couple will reside at the Tenth avenue address. Mrs. Pesek is employed by Sieferts and the bridegroom by Blahmk Construction Co.
West Side Club
Mitchell movement winners of the game played Sunday at Welty-Way were: North-south — Mrs. L B Beers and Keith Bean, first, and Phillip Arnell and Bruce Cuthbertson. second east-west — Jay Baum and Dennis Curdle, first, and Keith Hanson and Dick Nassif, second. The next game will be played Thursday at 7 30 at Welty-Way.
Winners of the Howell movement of the game played Saturday at the YWCA were Mrs. Scott Denison and Mrs. James Boardman, first, and Mrs. James Hodges and Mrs. R.V. Harrington, second The next game will Im* played Wednesday at 7 30 at the YWCA.
Douglas M. Lee were honor attendants. Miss Bocchino wore an empire gown of dark green styled with a buttoned V-neck-line and she carried a nosegay of yellow and white carnations.
A reception for 125 was given at the Knights of Columbus hall in New Hyde Park following the ceremony.
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The couple will reside in
Hampstead on return from a wedding trip to the Dutch West Indies. The bride was graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids and is employed by the Glen Cove Community hospital. Mr. Lang is a graduate of Mechanics Institute in New York City and is employed there by the World Trade Center. a
Former Waitress Gets $ I in Court Settlement
FAIRFAX, Calif. (UPI) -A former waitress has been awarded $1 from a boss who tossed a salad at her. The award in Marin county superior court" was considerably below the $20,000 asked in Barbara Valentine’s two-year suit, but about enough to buy a tossed green salad.
She claimed in the suit that former employer Harry Ghir-mghelli assailed her for having her hands in a salad, then picked it up and threw it at her.
IWV Will Have First Male Member in House
WASHINGTON, D C. (AP) — The League of Women, Voters is about to have its first man in the house* of representatives.
He’s representative-elect Joseph L. Fisher (D-Va ), who joined the league shortly after it voted last May to admit male members. F isher defeated 11-term veteran Joel T. Broyhill in last Tuesday’s election.
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Circus Designer Has to ‘Think Big’
By Gay Pauley
NEW YORK (UPI) — Don Foote thinks big, He has to in
his job as chief designer for the "The Greatest Show on
There's the matter of the glittering rainbow of blankets
for the circus elephants. Consider, said Foote, that with one
large elephant you’re dealing with a height of seven and one-half feet and four tons of flesh.
I asked, “So how do you design for an elephant?” Said
Foote. “First you get four men ...”
Start with . . .
Actually, he explained, you start with the elephant
handler who gets the animal to crouch. Then each of the four takes a corner of the 14 or so yards that go into a blanket. They hold on while the elephant gets hack to her finn so they can check how the blanket drapes.
Then he and the sewing staff begin to put in darts and make other adjustments. For elephants. Uke people, come in assorted sizes and shapes
Costuming horses is less of a problem simply because they're smaller. But Foote recalled that once he costumed horses as giant roosters for one of the super-production numbers, even to hoods that looked like rooster combs. The rear horses, seeing the lead horse in the getup, became restless and their costumes began shifting
“By the time of the parade around the ring." said Foote, “they looked like they were all drunk ”
Once he put camels in headdress copied from the be-douins but “it frightened the camels to death.” Henceforth. he has stuck with tasselled and jewelled blankets.
“The camel is so exotic, it s really not necessary to get fancy.” said Foote. “I feel the same way about a lot of the animals. You wouldn't put anything on a llama or a zebra They’re so beautiful as they are.
The same way with the cats (lions, tigers, leopards). I like all animals and carry treats when I’m working with them.” Cats are the exceptions in handling — “even if I did only a jewelled collar for a cat on a leash.” he said, “I’d let the trainer fit it.”
Foote, a native of Rochester, N. Y., for the last five years has been chief wardrobe designer for the Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey circuses. (There are two units on national tour most of the year.)
He studied at the Chouinard Art and Design school in Los Angeles and worked as sketch artist and designer for ice shows and television before joining Ringling.
Design and Production
The job sounds almost as difficult to visualize as a three-rmg circus itself — the design and production of some 000 lavish costumes each year for people and animals.
Costuming costs around $1 million for each new show, Foote said. The wardrobes are put together by a staff of some UNI tailors, seamstresses, milliners, wig makers and embroiderers at the Brooks-Van Horn studio in Manhattan.
Foote’s job is practically year-round, although the circuses head for winter quarters in Venice, Fla , in early December. Then, he said, the real work begins — fittings and touchups before the troupes begin the trek north in late January.
Ultimately, next year, in which the circus salutes the nation’s bicentennial, there will be 5(Nl performances in 3(H) cities.
“Sometimes three performances a day.” said Foote. “Packing and unpacking. There s a lot of wear and tear. We go through tights and sequins like mad.
“Some animals chew things up too. Camels are particularly fond of ostrich plumes. ”
for Women Features
Woman Priest Defies Order, Conducts Communion Service
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Rev Allison Cheek of Annandale, Va., has defied a bishop's orders and become the first woman to conduct a communion service at an Episcopal Church in the United States
The Rev. Mrs. Cheek held the service Sunday at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal church here.
The service was held in defiance of orders from the Rt. Rev. William F. Creighton, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Washington
The Rev. Mrs. Cheek was among ll women elevated to the priesthood last July during a service in Philadelphia. The denomination’s House of Bishops declared the ordinations invalid. Some of the women and their supporters have protested the action
After the service Sunday; they all sang “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”, Martin Luther’s 18th Century hymn of rebellion from the established church. “The spirit and the gifts are ours.”
As they sung, the Rev. Allison Cheek stood on the altar of St. Stephen and the Incarnation church. Her act of defiance was to recite the weirds “the gifts of God for the people of God.”
Many of the worshipers, veterans of the religious left’s struggle for radical reform in both church and society, had tears in their eyes as the priest pronounced Jesus’ words from the I .ast Supper in which he told the disciples the bread and wine on which they were dining were His body and blood. The consecration of the bread and wine is the most holy act performed by a priest.
She and the Rev. William Wendt, who
placed a red and Kohl vestment
dors had ignored a request from Bisnop
William Creighton of the Wa8hlnK^‘,1d( dkJ not have the service. I rewininn salId tacd d
not intend to “take any action of a discipii nary nature because I do not s
action would make a positive contribution the solution of our present dilemma.
The Rev. Mr. Wendt called Bishop Creighton’s statement “good words . . . from a holy man.” But he said the bishop, “like all of us,” was "imprisoned in a structure of a church which had replaced the authority of the gospel with that of canon law
The Rev. Mrs. Cheek, along with IO other women deacons in the 3.2 million-member church, was ordained into the priesthood at a service in Philadelphia last July.
The Church’s House of Bishops met two weeks later in a Chicago motel lobby to overrule the ordinations as irregular and invalid. At their regularly scheduled meeting in October, the bishops said they favored the ordination of women “in principle” but did not regularize or recognize the ordination of the ll.
On Oct. 27, three of them, including the Rev. Mrs. Cheek, celebrated communion at a non-Episcopal church in New York.
Wendt said Sunday that when he read the Bible he did not hear Jesus saying “wait for the general convention before an action could be taken.
Open House Set For Algia Miners
' ENTRAL CITY - The sixtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs Algia Miner will be observed with an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 at their home. Hosts for the event will lie five of the Miner’s children. Vernon, Clifford and Mrs. Robert Mercer, all of Marion; Edward of Lisbon, and Mrs. Richard Starks of Springville. The couple have another daughter, Mrs. Harry Davhoff of Garland, Texas.
Mr. Miner and the former Marjorie Livingston were married Nov. 14, 1814, in Anamosa They have 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren
SHOWER GIVEN FOR MISS TERESA LAW RENCE
A kitchen and bathroom shower was given Sunday afternoon by Mrs. Garland Davis, 1420 Seventh avenue SW, for Miss Teresa Lawrence, Nov. 18 bride-elect of Tyrone Hunt, 802 Fifteenth avenue SW. Twenty-four guests attended. Miss Lawrence is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Alec lawrence, 811 F'ifth street SF’, and the future bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Chester Hunt of Fairhope, Ala
ON THIS DATE in 1833, the first of the great dust storms of the 1830s swept across North Dakota.
The Rev. Allison Cheek of Annandale, Va., defies a bishop’s order as she conducts a communion service at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., Sunday. Both the Rev. Mrs. Cheek and the congregation have invited formal charges of violating disciplinary laws of the church.
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