Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Society for Women Features
Handicapped Couple Wed
— UPI Telephoto
Lady Jane Wellesley, 22-year-old daughter of the Duke of Wellington, is shown as she drives off froi.i her Fulham, London, home recently to the Old Bond street art dealer’s where she works. Lady Jane celebrated the New Year with Prince Charles at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth's country estate.
Lady Jane is Determined 'Friend' of Prince Charles
By Julie Flint
LONDON (AP) - Lady Jane Wellesley, only daughter of the eighth Duke of Wellington, is small and dark with long hair, a Mona Lisa face and mind of her own. She is interested in art, antiques and politics, not the sporty pursuits popular with much of her set and the British royal family.
Friends say she is a typical Wellington, “stubborn, proud, determied. Snappy at times, but sociable.”
She is also linked romantically with Prince Charles, heir to the British throne and, despite denials from both families, is widely expected by Britons on all social levels to become his bride.
Lady Jane celebrated the New Year with the 25-year-old prince at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth s country estate. Afterwards the prince, serving in the Royal navy, flew to Singapore for a three-month stay there. This has been interpreted as a testing period for the couple.
Lady Jane told newsmen she had a “lovely time” at Sandringham.
A worker on the royal estate was quoted as saying: “For a couple who are supposed to be just good friends, they seem to squeeze hands and kiss an awful lot."
The Wellingtons, whose family name is Wellesley, are not of royal blood. However, they rank among the nation's most famous aristocrats, thanks to
the first duke, the victor of Waterloo.
Unlike Mark Phillips, the cavalry commoner who married Charles’ sister Princess Anne, the 22-year-old Lady Jane has moved in royal circles all her life.
Her parents are intimates of the queen and her husband, Prince Philip. Prince Charles was a childhood friend, almost the boy-next-door.
Buckingham palace gardens are only a crown’s throw from the Duke of Wellington’s elegant Piccadilly town house.
Lady Jane, shoulder-high to her 6-foot-1 boy friend at just 5-foot-2, recently moved from her parents’ stately home in a small terraced house in Fulham, an unassuming London district popular with the young. She shares a white-painted house with several girls.
She started out two years ago as general help to a public relations firm, working her way up to her current job as personal assistant to an exclusive Bond street art dealer.
Ambition To Write
Her early ambition was to become a political writer.
Her boss in the public rela-tioas firm, Billy Hamilton, described her this way:
“She has a tremendous sense of humor without being flippant. She’s a serious-mind
ed girl but serious and intelligent without being a bluestocking.”
Her first major solo assignment with the firm was to publicize a charity performance of the movie “Waterloo" in New York. Rod Steiger played Napoleon, and Christopher Plummer played her ancestor, the first duke.
Hamilton said: “She did an excellent job. Afterwards, I got letters saying how well she had done. She had to meet lots of important people, and at the time she was only 20.” The Wellingtons are among Britain’s biggest landowners. Their mansion on Hyde Park Corner used to be known as “No. I, London.” The gift of a grateful nation to the first duke, it was handed back to the nation in 1947 as a museum, with a provision that the Wellingtons should keep a free apartment there.
Lady Jane’s mother is the only daughter of the late Maj. Gen. D. F. McConnel, Britain’s World war II commander on Palestine and Transjordan.
The family recently sold a 525-acre estate in Devonshire to help ease the burden of death duties on the will of the seventh duke. They remain, according to friends, well up the millionaire league.
Be queen of the Nile with a sparkling evening cap headdress topping a head of curls. Add sultriness to a bare arm with a sequinned high armband.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Two young residents of the Indian Hills nursing home in Council Bluffs were married Saturday, knowing their life together may bv short.
Everett Dyke, 18, has incur-a b I e muscular dystrophy. Nineteen -year- old Beverly Hath is paralyzed on the right suit' as the result of a car-train accident at Gibbon. Neb., in 1969.
Young Dyke is a native of Council Bluffs. Miss Rath is from Lexington, Neb.
The Rev. James Nickel performed the 2 o’clock ceremony at Valley View Baptist church.
The romance began at the nursing home in December of 1972.
Said the Rev. Mr. Nickel: “They feel that though they are handicapped, they want to be together even if it may be for a limited time.”
Everett had been at the home several months when Miss Rath arrived.
He said “When I first saw her I decided she just wasn’t my type.”
Rev — she prefers that first name — said she made the first proposal, but it was Everett who made the final decision two months ago.
As she put it: “I told him once I had always thought it would be so neat to meet someone like him and fall in love and get married. "
..Winners in a Mitchell movement membership game played Saturday at the YWCA were: North-south — Mrs. K.V. Harrington and Phil Amel!, first, and Mrs. F.G. Johnson and Mrs. Howard Wilfong, second: east-west — Mr. and Mrs. Royce McCray, first, and Mrs. James Smittkamp and De Vere Hirt, second. Overall winners were the McCrays and Mrs. Smittkamp and Mr. Hirt. The next game will be played Wednesday at 7:30 at the YWCA.
West Side Club
A Mitchell movement membership game was played Sunday at Welty-Way. Section A winners were: North-south — Mrs. F.G. Johnson and Mrs. Howard Wilfong, first, and Mrs. Russell Ross and August Richers, and Julie McNair and Keith Bean, tied for second; east-west — Dr. Elizabeth Hatch and Keith Hanson, first, and Richard Clinite and Ronald Stehn, second. Winners for section B were: North-south — Mrs. K.V. Harrington and Thomas Hare, first, and Richard Mitchell and Kenneth Hixon, second; oast-west — Mr. and Mrs. Royce McCray, first, and Mrs. Richard Golembiewski and Paul McGaffic, second. Overall winners were the McCrays and Mrs. Harrington and Mr. Hare. The next game will be played Thursday at 7:30 at Welty-Way.
Everett added: “Yeah, she chased me for about two months,”
Within the courtship, they said, God has played a part.
“We both know God and our lives are so beautiful now,” Bey said.
“That has really helped us." said iverett.
The Rev. Mr. Nickel said Miss Rattus relationship with Everett brought him into the church. The clergyman baptized him several months ago.
The churchman said it was only through Rev’s determination and inner strength that she regained the ability to speak after physicians had said she might not.
It was determined when Everett was 8 years old that he had muscular dystrophy, a disease characterized by deteriorating of muscles. He had lost the use of his legs by the age of ll.
Everett’s 19-year-old brother Joseph, also a muscular dystrophy victim, served as best man. Sharon Hannah, a youth group member, was maid of honor.
Attending was the groom’s mother, Mrs. Feta Dyke of Omaha, and the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hath of Lexington.
A short honeymoon is planned at a private residence in Courted Bluffs, after which the couple will be in a room together at the nursing home.
Classes Feature Home Repairj
Many classes of special interest to homemakers are included in the winter term at Kirkwood Community college.
Classes will begin the week of Jan. 13, with registration at the first meeting of each class. A complete list of community education offerings will appear in The Gazette Wednesday.
Topics include domestic relations, cake decorating, macrame, candymaking, needlepoint, knit clothing construction ; and gourmet cooking.
Most classes meet weekly for 12 weeks. For further information contact the Kirkwood community education office, 398-5549.
SLAW BRIGHTENS GRAY DAY
A colorful salad helps to brighten gray days and this Tossed Fruit Slaw will be a family favorite. To 2 cups shredded cabbage, add I cup diced oranges and I cup sliced, unpeeled red Delicious apples. Toss together slightly and add 2 teaspoons grated onion. I tablespoon lemon juice, \k teaspoon sugar and 1-3 cup mayonnaise. Mix thoroughly and serve on crisp greens.
A nsw cult of men’s fashion has grown up over the past few years, black fashion, known in tho industry as the "Ethnic Look”. One of tho best examples is this gold, wool plaid midi coat with flapped pockets and belted back.
Vicky B. Wilson,
David Le Clere Exchange Vows
COGGON - Vicky Beth VVil-son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R.J. Emerson, became the bride I of David Wayne Le Clere, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Le Clere,
Saturday at Zion Presbyterian church. All are of Coggon.
The Rev. Aron Koskamp officiated at the 3 o’clock ceremony. Following, a reception for 200 guests was given in the I church social rooms.
Pearl trim accented the fitted bodice, long sleeves and fitted i waistline of the bride’s gown of I dark ivory chiffon. She wore a picture hat of ivory lace and I carried a bouquet of ivory roses and a cymbidium orchid arranged on a muff.
Susie Stephenson attended as maid of honor and Terese Hunter was bridesman. They wore gowns of copper crepe styled with Y-nccklines, empire bcd -ices and softly-gathered skirts.
They carried copper muffs arranged with white roses and gold mums.
Mark Ellis served as best man and Dan Garner was groomsman. Ushers were Roger Henderson and Don Le Clere. brother of the bridegroom.
Wendy Wittenburg attended as
Mrs. Le Clere
flower girl and K:m Le Clere. sister of the bridegroom, was ringbearer.
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Oh return from a brief wedding trip the newlyweds will make their home near Coggon. The bride is employed by North Linn Community school system. Mr. Le Clere attended Iowa State university where he affi-J bated with Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He is employed by Cherry-Burrell Corp.
Bv Abigail Van Buren
DEAR ABBY: Do you think an 80-year-old man is foolish lo consider remarriage? Some of my children do, I ain a widower who has been alone for twelve years, during which time I have been in the company of some lovely eligible women, but I never have wanted to marry until I met My Fair Lady. She is tis. and lins been a widow for
We art* both in reasonably good health, and we would like to spend the rest cl our lives together, making each other happy All our children arc married. Some approve of our plans to marry. Some do not I own my own home and have a little money. Iii view of the J mixed feelings of our children, should we sneak off and get married by a preacher with just la few friends as witnesses? Or should we have a small church wedding, invite all the children, and let those who want to, come, and those who don’t, stay
YOUNG AT HEART DEAR YOUNG: Why sneak? Do whatever pleases you and your Fair Lady. The last thing you should worry about is what your children think.
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DEAR ABBY: A husband
complained because his wife came to bed every night with her hair wrapped in toilet paper and she covered the whole thing with a ridiculous-looking nightcap.
Well, so do I! But I have no reason to go to bed looking pretty. My husband has such a pot gut I couldn’t get within a foot of him if I wanted to, which I certainly do not. You see he rarely bathes and he always comes to bed with a sour beer breath.
A few years back I found someone who could have made my life complete but I gave him up hoping my marriage could be saved. What a fool I was.
In the meantime, I keep my hair looking nice and if I ever get another chance I won’t pass it up.
MISSED THE BOAT DEAR MISSED: Thank heavens all boats aren’t alike.
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