Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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First Lady Betty Ford is all smiles as she kneels down to receive flowers offered by six-year-old Robert White, who was part of the committee who welcomed Mrs. Ford during her arrival at the Birmingham, Ala. airport. Mrs. Ford and nine other prominent women were honored this weekend for their charity and philanthropic leadership. Little Robert seems somewhat awed by the occasion.
Society for Women Features
Others Suffered Too
By Abigail Van Buren
DEAK ABBY: I have been saddened and amused by the number of letters in your column from people who were upset by the size of their noses The mother who couldn't love her baby because of its big snozz hit me hard To me, a prominent nose is beautiful. Look at Cleopatra. A little button-nose may be “cute." but give me the beauty arid character of a nose that is proud and prominent We are all entitled to our own standards of beauty. Why should we let Madison Avenue stereotypies lead us around by the nose?
KNOWS NOSES DEAR KNOWS; We shouldn’t. Which inspired the following limerick:
There once was a beaut* named Rose.
A Puritan life style she chose
Lechers galore she would show to the door.
Would you say she was sa\ed by her no s?
(Edgar Allen l*o Bol * * +
DEAR ABBY That dis-turtled young mother who couldn’t “love" her baby because it had such a homely nose prompts me to write this I recently visited a young (and very handsome) couple who had a nine-month-old baby No one wariosi me. so I wasn’t prepared for what I saw when they brought her out
Sin* was positively the homeliest baby I had ever seen Unusually homely.
I was at a loss for what to say. so I just said. “Hi, darling baby " She smiled, her eyes twinkled and her homely little face lit up as she held out her arms to welcome me as a new friend Within minutes I knew the secret of that baby’s charm Her parents treated her as though she were an exquisitely beautiful and beloved treasure by letting her know what a lov«*d baby she was Consequently. she is exactly what they hold her to be — a beautiful treasure Within minutes one forgets that she is not a very pretty baby, because it doesn’t really matter Her personality is sunny, lovable and responsive Parents of “homely” babies can learn a lot from this couple. I did
A FRIEND DEAR FRIEND: And I II wager so did many others.
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Everyone has a problem. What s yours? For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No 697(Ml I^s Angeles. Calif. MIM
By Ann Blackman
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mrs John W Dean III says Richard M Nixon and his family are not the only ones who have “suffered enough because of Watergate."
In a statement Monday night, the wife of the former President s chief accuser asked President Ford to demonstrate the same compassion for other Watergate families that he showed to Nixon’s
"I’m gratified by the President’s spirit of forgiveness, but dismayed by the apparent limitations he has applied to it." Mrs. Dean said in her first public statement since her imprisoned husband became a central figure in the Watergate scandal.
“Mr. Nixon and his family are not the only ones who have suffered enough because of Watergate,” she said. adding Told the Truth
“Since the President has adopted this posture, I pray he will not overlook those who have fullv cooperated with the government in
getting out the truth of Watergate to the American people.
“These individuals are also suffering because they told the truth — which is something we have yet to hear from Mr. Nixon.
“Why didn’t Mr. Nixon have to pay at least the price of truth for his pardon?"
Maureen Dean, a striking woman in her late 20s, became a familiar figure at the nationally televised Watergate hearings in the summer of 1973 Always impeccably coiffed and dressed, she sat just behind her husband during his five days of dramatic testimony implicating Nixon, whom Dean had served as White House counsel.
For nearly a year. Dean stood alone as the President’s accuser. But last April, much of his testimony was corroborated by transcripts of secret tape recordings that Nixon had made with his White House aides.
Junk Food Out Says Principal
NEW HAVEN. Conn. (AP) — Pupils at Edward Street school won t Ik* eating potato chips, candy or soda during lunch period if Principal Joseph Geremia has his way.
Coremia, a former science teacher, sent notices to parents this week when school opened asking them not to include the so-called “junk foods" in their children’s lunches He said those items will not be sold at the elementary school, either
“I’ve seen students eat nothing but potato chips and soda.” he said “It’s crazy ”
Geremia contends those foods do not belong in a balanced diet.
"We’re so hypocritical," he said of adults “We tell kids not to smoke and we then smoke in front of them We also know that carbolic acid in sixia is harmful and we drink soda "
When the principal announced his junk-fiMxi ban at a preschool meeting, parents cheered.
PATTI GOFF FETED AT KITCHEN SHOW ER
Miss Patti Coff, daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Golf, 1B42 Tenth street NW\ was honored Saturday evening with a kitchen shower given by Miss Pat Dolph, 1421 Tenth street NW Twelve guests shared the courtesy Miss Golf will be married Sept 20 to Timothy (’unman, son of Mrs Florence Pullman, 1232 Harold drive SE.
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BELLE PLAINE - The marriage of Miss .lander Rae Boehmke and Richard Allan Siders, 6301 Devonshire drive NE, Cedar Rapids, took place at 7:30 Saturday evening at the First Lutheran church The Rev. Richard Ossland performed the ceremony.
Parents of the bridal couple are Mrs Guinn Christman of Belle Plaine and the late Walter Boehmke and Mr. and Mrs. F, Kenneth Siders of Solon
For her wedding the bride chose a gown of jersey with a plastron of pearl beading and a beaded braid marking the empire waistline, long sleeves and a slim skirt with a red dmgote overskirt extending into a cha pel-length train A Camelot headpiece held her peau d’ange lace tiered veil and she carried a ballerina arrangement of white orchids, and Woburn Abbey roses
Mrs Hugh Schultz attended her sister as matron of honor Suzi Palmer was maid of honor and other attendants were Mrs G Michael Kennedy, Ia*slee Hoenscheid, Mrs Paul Holton and Mrs. Robert Pearson Their gowns of melon and maize maracaine jersey were styled with jewel necklines and long sleeves and were trimmed with multi-colored Venine lace trim Their headpieces were draped hoods of matching fabric and their flowers were white pompons and miniature carnations
K David biders of Cedar Rapids, brother of the bride- I groom was best man Serving I as groomsmen were Thomas 1 biders, another brother, Thomas Mullin, Mr Schultz, Mr Holton and Robert Howard. I shers were John I
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home Sunday at the Devonshire address following a wedding trip to the Virgin islands The bridegroom, a graduate of the University of Iowa, is employed by Skogman Companies His bride is doing graduate work at the U. of I She was graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso and is affiliated with Zeta Tau Alpha sorority She is employed by Ar-J ay Building Products.
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Optimism for Ford Shows Despite Past Voting Record
By Isabelle Shelton
Washington Star News
WASHINGTON - Rep Martha Griffiths (D-Mich.) says she thinks President Ford "will do more for U. S. women than any other man who ever occupied the White House.” •
She believes this despite President Ford s abysmal record on women’s issues when he was a member of congress. Many women leaders in both parties agree.
Ford scored zero on women’s issues two years in a row in a congressional tally compiled by the Woman Activist, a respected feminist publication
He voted against the Equal Rights Amendment, the Child Development Act, enforcement powers for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, antidiscrimination laws for colleges and universities, increases in the minimum wage and extension of its coverage to domestic workers and government employes.
He voted for the Nixon administration's impoundment of health and education funds, and to deny women legal assistance in abortions.
Mrs. Griffiths, one of the leading feminists in congress who has been called “Mrs. Equal Rights”, explains her faith in her former Michigan colleague this way.
“What you have got to realize is how conservative Ford’s district was,” she says. “Lyndon Johnson didn’t do anything for blacks until he got to the White House.”
The congresswoman says that while Ford voted against the Equal Rights Amendment in 1973, he had voted for it earlier (Some women charge that some house members voted yes that first time, confident the senate would block the measure — which it did).
More to the point, Mrs Griffiths maintains, is that Ford helped her line up signatures on a discharge petition on that first occasion in 1970 It was the petition that broke a logjam of 50 years in congress and finally got the bill to the house floor.
When she persuaded the late Rep. Hale Boggs to become the 200th signer of the petition, Ford delivered on a promise he had made to her and marshalled 18 Republican signers to put the petition over the top, Mrs. Griffiths recalls.
She is grateful that Ford “even mentioned the Equal Rights Amendment" when he invited women members of congress to the White House early in his presidency to be photographed with him as he signed a document proclaiming
Woman Loses Jaycee Seat
RENTON. Wash (AP) -Under the threat of losing its national charter, the Renton Jaycee chapter has voted to drop its first female member.
And the woman who saw her membership revoked by a 7-5 vote last week reacted by declaring, “It’s a bunch of garbage! It’s your loss, too."
Pamela K Backus, a 31-year-old Renton realtor and mother of three, added, “I’m not going to seduce you. I want to learn to run committees, self-confidence and public speaking I’m a businesswoman.”
The Jaycees agreed to postpone voting to re admit Mrs Backus until after a state Jaycee meeting in October The Rochester, N. Y.,
Jaycee chapter is in federal court appealing a court decision that upheld its expulsion from the national organization after it admitted women on an equal basis with men Several Renton Jaycees who voted to oust Mrs. Backus said the chapter should fight for admitting women from within But Bob McBeth, floor leader for the “pro-Pam" forces, said the real issue was discrimination. He said the 33-member chapter needs women "who could do as much as men "
Aug 26 (the 54th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Amendment) as Women’s Equality day.
Another good sign to many women — although opinions are divided — is Ford s statement in his speech to congress, that he wanted to be President of all the people, "of women’s liberationists and male chauvinists and all the rest of us in between.
"It bothered me,” says Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N. V.) expressing a view shared by .several women
Some consider it a “putdown" of women activists. Others think the President was "making fun of women.
But many see it as a step forward.
“I think he meant it in the very best sense - intended to show the broadness of the representation he |»lans to accomplish,” says Mary Louise Smith, new chain.urn of tile Republican national committee.
Jill Ruckelshaus, former head of women's programs in the Nixon White House (and whose husband. William Ruck-elshaus, quit as deputy attorney general rather than follow President Nixon’s order to fire the former special prosecutor, Archibald Cox), agrees:
"I think something happens to you when you are President and don’t have to be so narrowly partisan." she says “You can’t think of yourself as President of just 48 percent of the people (the male percentage of the population).’’
Many other women leaders express similar views. And Ford appears to be moving quickly to fulfill hopes.
He met recently with White House counselor Anne Armstrong. who oversees White House women’s programs, and about 30 top women appointees from the Nixon administration
At the meeting, Ford made what many there called a “very strong" speech expressing his determination to appoint more women to high-level jobs in his administration, and asked the women to promptly funnel names to him through Mrs Armstrong
He also asked them to suggest issues to be stressed, and new “breakthrough" spots to which women could be appointed, in jobs up to now held only by men
Mrs. Armstrong, who became one of the chief White House defenders of President Nixon on the lecture circuit late in his administration, expresses delight at the turn of events at the White House.
“Openness and accessibility" are the new key words, she says.
Miss America of 1975, Shirley Cothran of Ft. Worth, Texas, takes a break from the pose of queenly regalness and clowns for photographers during a sightseeing tour of New York City Monday. The 21-year-old beauty, in town on the first stop of her tour, was chosen in competition at Atlantic City late Saturday.
Russian Jew On Way to Israel after Prison Release
Winners of the rubber game played Monday at Noelndge Park Christian church were: North-south — Mrs W E Eonian arid Charles Fitzgerald, first, and Mrs Kenneth Touro and Mrs John McCallum, second; cast-west — Mrs Robert Dreckrnan and Mrs Mike (own*, first, and Mrs. Mary Farley and Mrs James Igou, second Over all winners were Mrs Eyman and Mr Fitzgerald The next game will Im* played Monday at the church
MOSCOW (AP) - Sylva Zalmonson. who served four years in a prison camp for her part in the Leningrad hijack plot, left Tuesday for Vienna on her way to Israel Miss Zalmonson, her husband. Eduard Kuznetsov, and two brothers were convicted in Leningrad with II other Soviet Jews of trying to hijack a
plane in 1970 in an attempt to reach Israel The 29-year-old woman was sentenced to IO years’ imprisonment but was released last month She attributed her freedom to “public opinion abroad ”
Some Communist diplomats in Moscow suggested that the clemency was aimed at the
I’ S. congress, which has been blocking trade and credit benefits for the Soviet Union because of the government’s restrictions on Jewish emigration to Israel.
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