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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa g The Cedar Rapids Gazette Ties., Sept. 24. 1974 War-Time Workers Reminisce B> Susan Tcbbc OAKLAND, Calif (ITI) -Rosie the riveter would have loved it The happy group of gray* haired women, some wearing hard hats and coveralls, stood around the piano and reminisced about “the good old days" when they were employed in the machine shops, aircraft plants arid shipyards of World war II America “We want to remind the public of the many skills women learned when the country needed them." said Milo Smith. 53. a riveter at Eastern Aircraft during World war II “This is part of history that has largely been forgotten." Men’s Domain Mrs. Smith is the director of the Jobs foi Older Women action project, an effort to place women in jobs traditionally regarded as men s domain The organization sponsored Sunday's “Rosie the Riveter" reunion A picture of the original “Rosie", dressed in goggles and masculine work garb, was used on a poster in one of the nationwide campaigns to get women to join the w ar effort One of those attending the Sunday reunion was Rena Loverin. who held a variety of wartime jobs ranging from welding to the intricate work of putting together gunsight* and binoculars. Mrs Loverin, who will be 75 next month, found war work fascinating and easy to come by. But when it was over she joined thousands of other women who suddenly found themselves without employment. “That wasn't so funny,” she said “I was 45 and work was hard to get.” Mrs. Loverin finally found post-war work as a practical nurse, a job she still does part time. She believes work helps older people stay vital “You stay young until you die,” she said Sonus Reflect Her thoughts wert* reflected by the songs the women sang as they stood at the piano “The old gray mare." for instance, had a slight revision in the lyrics. “The old gray mare, she s better than she used to be . . . many more years to go." Esther Smart. 73, a diminutive woman dressed in a red bandana, coveralls and saddle shoes, did her wartime work at the Hall-Scott Motor Car Co in Berkeley as a parts inspector “That’s me,” she said, proudly pointing to a picture of herself heading a “V" formation of women workers at the auto plant "The men liked us once they got used to us,” Mrs. Smart said, happily remembering her days as a parts inspector She enjoyed her work. she said, for a variety of reasons One of those reasons was her boss, whom she later married. UPI Wirephoto Larry Kirk, resident manager of the Conrad Hilton hotel, escorts Mrs. Gerald Ford to her suite. Mrs. Ford was in Chicago for a luncheon address on behalf of I 4 Republican women candidates seeking offices in Illinois. During an informal news conference enroute to Chicago, she said she was aware of two phone calls made to President Ford by Richard Nixon since he left office. Society for Women Features Legion Auxiliary Meeting in C.R. The Linn county fall conference of the American Legion auxiliary opens Tuesday (Sept. 24) with registration at 8:30 and the meeting beginning at 7:30. A memorial service will be conducted by the Marion auxiliary unit and the session will bf* presided over by the Linn county president, Mrs Russell Merlo of Cedar Rapids. Speaker is Gregory Haag, assistant director of the Veterans hospital in Iowa City. Honored guests arc Department of Iowa commander. Charles Decker, and the auxiliary. Department of Iowa president. Mrs Robert Spooner, both of Cedar Rapids. Attending the conference will be members of 14 auxiliary units from Cedar Rapids. Marion, Center Point. Central City, Coggon. Ely, Fairfax. Lisbon. Mt. Vernon, Palo, Springville. Toddville, Troy Mills and Walker Woman Starts Boycott To Protest Sugar Prices By Gerald D. Moille ST. CLAIR SHORES. Mich (UPI) -Charging that housewives were being made fools of by skyrocketing sugar prices. Beverly Ribaudo has launched a sugar boycott which is beginning to catch on. Mrs. Ribaudo, a housewife and mother of two. went about the business of running her home in this Detroit suburb of neatlv-ordered ranch homes quietly — until a few days ago. Then she exploded with indignation at how she and thousands of other homemakers were being made “fools of" by gladly paying more than $2 for a five-pound sack of sugar. So she started a boycott to protest sugar prices which have trebled in price from the 89 cents last year for a five-pound bag Now a sign above the Ribaudo home proclaims: “We can’t afford to be sweet anymore. " group called “VIP” (Very Important Persons). “I gurantee at the end of ll) days the American housewife will not be running to the supermarket to buy sugar." she said She said she started the boycott when she got tired of complaining to other housewives over the back fence or to her husband when he came home at night for supper. So, she called her family, neighbors, friends, told them of the boycott and made them all promise to call five others and tell them about it. Inflation Pinch Birthday Watermelon MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER CETES DIANE PETERSON Judy Daubennuer, 148 Broadmore road NW, entertained IO guests Sunday afternoon at a miscellaneous shower given for Miss Diane Peterson. Miss Peterson, daughter of the Charles Petersons of Harcourt, will be married Saturday to Steve Daubenmier of Des Moines He is the son of Mr and Mrs Derrell Daubenmier of 4948 Booth street SYV The Ribaudos’ daughter. Lisa, will celebrate her 12th birthday Wednesday with a watermelon, not a birthday cake, to emphasize the cause* But the boycott is taking hold “The response has been so fantastic that it is almost unbelievable," she said Monday night “The American housewife has come alive and she has got to show she is one of the most important people in the country.” said Mrs. Ribaudo, 42, who heads a consumers’ “The prices on food are so high “that the housewife doesn't have any more dollars to spend We are depleted Our husbands can’t keep up." she said Her husband. Santo, works as an investment counselor, but the family still feels the inflation pinch, she said She said sugar was picked as the target of the protest because the price has skyrocketed and some sugar companies, which paid a lucent dividend last year, paid $1 this year “And this can go on in this country and nobody has got enough guts to stand up and ask why?” she asked “It s disgraceful to pay $2 for sugar The companies are making huge profits. They’re making fools of us. “We're going to continue the boycott for ll) days with all our heart, soul, body and mind. every part of us is going to be in it,” she said French Look UPI Wir#ohofo The so-called “French Suit" with floppy trousers, a slightly shorter jacket and definite shoulders revealed at the recent French men s wear exhibition is shown here with a silk and nylon sports locket, left, and in a beige crepe suit with saddle stitching trim, at right. Classes Open At Ellis YMCA The second in the series of holiday craft classes open at the Ellis branch YMCA will take* place Wednesday evening from 6 to 9. This class involves the usv of flash cubes and pill bottles to make Christmas ornaments Instructor is Maxine Tompkins An introductory sewing class is scheduled Thursday from IO to noon. The class includes demonstrations and information given during question and answer periods Thursday’s demonstration will be on how to make T-shirts, golf knits and body shirts Class fee is $2 Call the Ellis YM, 382-3178 for further information HIH Program Drop Suggested for Army WASHINGTON (AP) -Army Secretary Howard Callaway has recommended that the army drop its new heavy helicopter program because of high costs. Development of the Heavy Lift Helicopter (HLH) by the Boeing Co., has already cost 1200 million and a Senate armed service committee staff study estimated that KH) id the big choppers would cost ll billion. or HO million each The army did not comment on whether there are fresh plans for a new big helicopter or whether work already done on the HLH would In* put into some other project. Bridge The Shufflers Winners of the rubber game played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were: North-south — Tail Cummins and Mrs. George Henry, first, and Mrs W E. Eyman and Mrs Charles Fitzgerald, sec* i ond. east-west — Mrs. Robert Thompson and Mrs Charles Gregory, first, and Mrs Jerry j Elsea and Mrs Scott Denison, second Over-all winners were Mrs. Thompson and Mrs j Gregory The next game will be played at 9 Monday at the church. KRISTINE JOHNSON, JOE MOELLER, HONORED Thirty guests attended a i couple's shower given Saturday evening for Miss Kristine I Johnson, 1310 B avenue NE, and Joe Moeller. 228 Twenty- j ninth street drive SF Parents of the engaged couple are Mr. j and Mrs Robert M Johnson, j 130 Thompson drive SF, and 5 Mr. and Mrs ( lair Moeller, Ft Atkinson Hosts for the event were Mr and Mrs Don Carnal, 2485 Indian Creek road, Marion, assisted by Mr and Mrs John Byers of Wyoming Ady*rti»em#rrt Do Your FALSE TEETH Drop, Slip, or Foil? Don’t    worrying    about    your fait* twfth dropping at thi* wrong tow A 'iunturu a<lh»*«ivc ran heir). FASTtfcTH*givw dunturt** a longer, firmer, beadier bold. Make* eating more enjoyable For more m-curily and comfort, mw FASThfcTH Denture Adhesive Powder. Dentures that lit are essential to health. See your deatitft regularly. love is.. . . . falling asleep together Hatching television. Americas LOW COST SNACK Jk POP cop* al CRISPY TASTY TENDER Mrs. Ford Doesn't Feel Like She s a First Lady By Judy Erie CHICAGO (UPI) — Betty Ford says she isn t impressed with being the First Lady and would rather project ihe image of a “typical housewife ’’ “I don’t think of myself as the First Lady.” she said Monday in an interview taped locally for broadcast here Sunday “I think of myself as a-wife and mother and I try to do the hest I can for my country. II doesn’t impress me " she told interviewer and col umnist Irv Kupcinct Housewifely Adviser She said Ford frequently consults her on important issues. "I do give him my ideas.” she said "Not as an adwser but as a typical housewife would Mrs Ford did admit to being bothered at times by being the* President’s wife. “I'm not used to all that attention." she said During the 15-nnnute interview, the subject of Ford s pardon of former President Richard M Nixon came up only once and the First Lady admitted her husband has taken some heat because of the decision "Is this the most severe criticism you’ve had?" she was asked. “Perhaps so," she replied, "but we’ve had criticism before. If you’re in politics you learn to live with it. You don't belong in it (politics) if you don’t.” The 56-year-old First Lady went from the interview to a private dinner hosted by Mrs. Brooks McCormick, Illinois GGP national committeewoman The First Lady was in Chicago on her first political foray since her husband took office Luncheon Address She addressed a SlOfl-a-plate luncheon Tuesday on behalf of 14 Republican women running for state office. Mrs. Ford is a backer of the Fqual Rights Amendment which is in trouble in Illinois. She said enroute to Chicago she was addressing the luncheon in response to a request made last spring. Mary A. Stone, Billie Noecker Are Married WAUKON - Mary Alice Stone and Billie Milo Noecker, both of Decorah, were married Saturday during a 2 o'clock ceremony at St. John’s Lutheran church. The Rev. Marlyn Hansing officiated Parents of the couple are Mr and Mrs. Thomas Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Milo Noecker. all of Decorah. The bride’s gown of peau de sole, accented with Nottingham lace at the bib bodice and fitted sleeves, was styU*d with a cathedral-length train. Her elbow-length veil was edged with matching lace and her flowers were yellow roses arranged in a colonial bouquet Kathryn Stone, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and other attendants were Janice Bjerke, Mrs. John Freidof, Janice Riley and Linda and Lori Stone, also sisters of the bride. They wore floral print gowns of polyester designed with square necklines and gathered skirts. Fach carried a bouquet of white mums Dennis Quandahl served as best man and groomsmen were Darrell and Wayne Stone, brothers of the bride. John Matter. Keith Walsh, and Dolan Burreson Lyle Stevenson, Randy Tekippe and Timothy Stone, another brother of the bride, seated guests A rtreptinn for 350 guests was given at he church following the ceremony. WWW Following a brief wedding trip the couple will reside near Decorah where Mr. Noecker farms Mrs. Noecker has been employed by Luther college. W iener Protein A pound of wieners has 50 grams of protein — nearly as much as in a pound of T-bone steak, which has 59 grams of protein, Anniversaries DINNER PARTY HONORS THF FRANK SWFNK AS NORTH LIBERTY - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swer.ka celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary recently with a dinner party given at the Knight Life lounge in Shueyville. Twenty-two guests shared the courtesy. Mr. Swenka and the former l^ona Weiser were married Sept. 18. 1939, in Independence. They are the parents of Mrs. Ray limby and Norman and Hanford. all of Oxford. Mrs Glenn Buresh of Ely and Morris of North Liberty EMIL KAPUTANS ARF HONORED Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kapu-cian. 358 Twenty-third street NYV, observed ‘heir 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner given Saturday evening at the Umgbranch supper club. Mr Kapucian and the former Betty Tecklenburg were married Sept 21, 1949 SYMPHONY FASHION SHOW IS FRIDAY The Symphony week fashion show and brunch is being given Friday morning at 9:30 at the Cedar Rapids Country club. Tickets are $5 each and are available by calling Mrs. William Davis, 388-2983, or Mrs. .Anthony Cahill. 388-2875 Theme of the show is ’‘Fashions for Our Fair Ladies". SHOWER HONORS KRISTINE SMEJKAL A money tree bridal shower was given recently for Miss Kristine Smejkal, 2801 A avenue NE, Oct. 4 bride-elect of John F. Bloodgood of .3018 ( enter Point road NE. 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Saturday Hour a: • a rn till Noon By Abigail Yan Buren DEAR ABBY I ani engaged to marry a man ITI call Bob I love him very much I also love my little two-year-old daughter, Diane Diane adores Bob and calls him “Daddy" That’s my problem Boh gets very upset when Diane calls him Daddy, and has asked her not to call him that. He's the only daddy Diane has ever known Her real Daddy left me when I was four months pregnant Abby. Bob can't give me any good reason for not wanting my daughter to call him Daddy. Except for this, he’s not mean to her and it bothers me. Bob is 24 and I am 17. hut don’t let my age fool you. I’m one of those kids who grew up with an alcoholic father and no mother, so I grew up fast. I desperately need the advice my mother can't give me She died when I was six. Thank you DIANE’S MAMA DEAR MAMA: Bob s reluctance to be called “Daddy" could signal his unwillingness to accept Diane, lf he plans to marry yon, surely he should regard your daughter as his own lf he doesn’t, she ll be cheated and so will you Perhaps he suspects that you’ve coached Diane in this “Daddy’’ business to pressure him into an early marriage. (Did you?) In any case, he’s edgy about something and Is taking it out on the child. Go slowly. * it it DEAR ABBY: Hurrah for Mr. X who walked out on a dinner party because he didn’t want to compete with a blaring TV set How often I have wished for that much nerve If one is invited to a “TV party", fine — that gives him an opportunity to send regrets Here’s how I handled that situation with some success: I continued to converse with my host and hostess, but I kept lowering my voice until they could hardly hear what I was saying. They finally got the idea and turned off the set. PAT W„ BROYVNYVOOD, TEXAS DEAR PAT: Great idea. 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