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E2 LOWELL SUNDAY SUN, NOV. 7, 1971 One businesswoman who does not need Women's Lib By FRANK MACOMBEB Copley News Service Juliette Moran, middle name May, Is too good to be true. Yet she is for real, an American businesswoman who needs Women's Lib like she needs another phone on her cluttered desk. Julie Moran at 54 is senior vice president of the GAF Corp,, a worldwide manufacturer of chemical and photographic products and equipment, among other things, Its far - flung branches stretching around the globe. ' Before her promotion she was vice president tof communications, which involved all the headaches of advertising, sales promotion and public, investor and shareholder relations. Miss Moran, the daughter of an Irish father and a French mother, still wears that hat along with her new lone as senior veep. ; A woman who enjoys good wines, good books and good company, she once unknowigly turned down a job on the supersecret wartime Manhattan noject . out oi wtuch grew the atomic bomb. on th gaIa anmia,. occasFo! 0 whfch ! 15ran dldtl 1 2 tQJhB keightS 0f Se - J" d'Arc parish payi special trib - corporate success overnight, She hired on as an , - V " P.T , . ' assistant chemist in the GAF process development , department way back in 1943 and went cjimbine h0 h after that, THERE WERE TOO MANY promotions to Ist here, but needless to say Miss Moran coupled her 1939 BMS. degree in chemistry with a lot of drive and business know - how, especially for a lady Who could speak French but no English when she was 10 years old. That's because the family moved to France for a few years when Juliette was only five. Juliette Moran wears big horn - rimmed glasses while she works and part of the time in her book - laden apartment in New York's upper Manhattan. But behind them is a pair of Irish eyes or are they French? which smile out at her business associates and friends. Edith Fagan, Miss Moran's secretary for nearly a decade, says her boss' sense of humor is what saves her, what wilh all the puzzlers and decisionmaking that confront her every workday. "In spite of the headaches connected with her Job, I have never known Miss Moran to lose her sense of humor or take an ExnedHn she takes Empirin," explains Miss Fagan, with her own special brand of humor, . Chemistry apparently Intrigued Julie Moran by the time she began her high school studies. "For the first time, an orderly universe was being revealed to me," recalls this ladv with the tousled, short, dark brown hair who likes to wear suit - type dresses to work but leans toward sweaters when she's off the job. "I found out that everything in life was made up of chemistry." And she hasn't changed her mind yet, JULIETTE M. MORAN . . . reem at the top THINGS WERE PRETTY hectic for Juliette Moran in the early 1940s after her graduation from New College, Columbia University, just as they were for many young people. She managed to land a job in Macys book department but was admonished for thinking of books as literature instead of merchandise. Finally, after a job as a chemistry assistant at Columbia, Miss Moran worked in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Lab at Red Bank, N.J, When she resigned about a year later, she joined GAF instead of accepting a "rather mysterious job dealing with physical chemistry" because it would have required weeics of delay for the red tape of another round of security cheeks. Later Miss Moran learned that the job she rejected was in the top secret but later famous "Manhattan Project," where she would have worked with some of the world's top - flight nuclear scientists as they conceived a weapon that ended World War II in August, 1945. Are women handicapped In big business because of their sex? Juliette Moran's answer is a big "no." "My being a woman has been basically unim - poriHuUn any job I have held," she insists. "I can only think or three business occasions where my gender posed an overproblem two concerned admittance to private clubs where women were not pm - miMed and the other involved membership in nn industry association where I was turned down om:e bocHuse I was a woman." Later, however, she adds, she became the first and for many years the - only woman in the professional organization. "Tills kind of thing is merely a matter of ignorance and lack of thought," contends Juliette Moran. "If people simply would look at people as individual human beings, we would have a lot less of this kind of nonsense." Glancing back for a moment, Miss Moran recalls a dozen times when she could have moved in a variety of ways to change her life. "When we make these decisions," she says, "wc never realize they are final choices. Tint once they arc made, it's up to us to mnke them work for us and enjoy them to their fullest," And that's what Julie Moran Is doing, In lave or will observe 25 and 50 vears of married life during the course of ttia Br sfl IMP B K Being congratulated year are Mr. and Mrs. Roland Laehapelle, loft., who were among the 12 silver jubilar - ian couples honored, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Christman, one of the throe golden Ste Jeanne d'Arc parish honors its jubilarians of 1911 LOWELL The Familv soiree net1 excellence nf the year now a tradition in Ste. Jeanne d'Arc parish took place last week when all couples residing in the parish who are observing their silver and golden wedding anniversaries this year were honored at a gala dinner dance at the parish hall on Fourth Ave. Hie event got under way with a special Mass celebrated for the particular and general intentions of the honored couples,, who were called upon to renew their marriage vows. Immediately after the Mass the jubilarians, members of their families, their relatives, friends and neighbors gathered at the hall for the festivities which unfurled in a setting appmprialely arranged in silver and gold. After a champagne hour dinner was served, Rev. Herve Gagnon, OMI, pastor, congratulated the couples and welcomed ail who came to celebrate with them. He stressed the importance of family life and termed tiie occasion one that brings the parish family closer together. He also thanked the parish CCD members who sponsored She event. DURING the program of entertainment which was Mowed by general dancing, the favorite musical selection of each honored couple was played especially fur them. Tim golden anniversary couples attending wore Mi1, and Mrs. Hormidas Bisson, Mr., and Mrs. William Berard and Mr. and Mrs, Louis Christman. Silver anniversary couples attending were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Marchand, Mr. and Mrs, Robert Eeauciiesne, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Valle - rand, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Letourneau, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Ayolle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert La - jeunnesse, Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Conlardo, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Payette, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Laehapclle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bcllcy, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Comtois, and Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Loiselle. Afler the introduction of each couple Rev. Arthur Obin, OMI, chaplain of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine made the presentation of the annual CCD Silver Award in recognition of outstanding service to W. Donald Moisan. Serving on the general committee for the event were Rev. Arthur Obin, OMI, honorary chairman; W. Donald Moisan, chairman; Roland Paquette, Paul Tardiff, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sword, Mrs. Robert Gagnon, and Norman Boucher. Recalling last summer' and those sunny days when thsv ouf on fhe green playing golf are member of the Vesper Country Club Lady Golfer as they mat for their fall meeting at tfi Club. From left to right are Miss Sane - vieve Callahan, Mrs, A. G. Malliaros and Miss Mary Burke, Chairman. Fair, sports and music highlight rarents Day at Kogers Hall LOWELL Parents Dav at Roeers Hall was a memorable occasion for the mare than 175 mothers and father's and other family members who attended the event. Tile program began in the morning vilh the Cao - Kava Fair, held in one of the recreation rooms of MacC.ay dormitory. Guests took advantage of the opportunity to do early Christmas shopping, and the student - made articles, including crocheted mobiles and pins, candy trees and wreathes, stuffed animals, hnnrt - deco - ralcd stationery, peasant belts, Tell bulletin boards and a large variety of baked goods quickly disappeared. Luncheon was served bnriel - slyle in the dining room, the drawinp. rooms, library and student common room. While the guests were eating, the "R.H. Ncgallves", a popular student group, sang "Climb Every Mountain" from The Sound ol Music, In Hie group were Sara Ellis, Julie Coughlin, Belhen Eastland, Loanno Cad - dell, Patty Koyanis, Gcna Balkas, Debby Thlcle, Marl ha Bills, Pam GudrlU and Heidi Holihan. After lunch, Headmaster Ralph J. Bills met briefly with (lie parents who applauded his announcement that so far this year, no girl was failing. "And tills isn't because we are shaving grades," he added. "The girls just seem to he studying hard." AT 2 O'CLOCK, EVERYONE gathered nn the alhlcllc field for the annual Cao - Kava cham pionship field hockey game. The exciting con ies i, wnn teams evenly maicned and parents cheering for their daughter's team, ended with Cae winning 2 lo 0. Diana DcmouJas scored boih goals. After liie game, parents returned to the main building for a coffee hour with Headmaster and Mrs. Bills and members oi the faculty. Athletic awards were then made. Miss Judith Smiley, pliysical education director and hockey coach, presented the cham - pionship hockey cup to Cathy McLeod, manager of Cae, who, in turn, presented the cup to Deborah Seward, president of Cae, Crossed hockey sticks were presented to members or the winning team, who will later receive a charm to commemorate their victory, Students playing on the Cae team were: Jean Demoulas, Diana Dc - moulas, Honey Hirsch, Heidi Holihan, Sholeh Assadl, Anna Reppueci, Chssio Sampas, Debbie Seward, Dede Wilson, Joanne Dawson, Pam Gu - drilz, Glenna Scannell. In addition lo families of present students attending, a number of alumnno and former students returned for the occasion, including 11 members of last year's graduating class. Representing the Class of 3071 were: Jamie Alcxakns, Susan Anton, Aim Chance, Andrea Cripps, Deborah Homer, Elizabeth Mack, Susan Merkcl, Ilarricl Poller, Heather Russell, Both Williams, and Pamela Saba. jubilari lire P6 carved an couples. Extai nd best wishes in irish is Rev. Arthur honorary chair Orthodontist to address iding eongratula - behalf of the en - Obin, OMI, who nan of the event. DR. RICHARD BUCK . . . guest speaker PTA tomorrow HUDSON, Nil - Members of the Presentation of Mary Academy Parent, Teacher, Student Organization will meet tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. al the school. Guest speaker will be Dr. Rkhard Buck, Dracut orthudontist. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and St. Louis University Dental School, where he received his : :S degree in orthodontics. Student winners of the poster contest will also be announced at the meeting. Members are reminded to submit their recipe for the International Cookbook being prepared by the club as one of this year's projects. Montefiore sisterhood event Monday LOWELL - - Monlefiorc Sisterhood will hold it's regular monthly meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the new Montefiore Synagogue at Glacial Ave. and Westford St. In conjunction with National .Jewish Book Month, Nov. 32 through Dec. 12, the guest speaker for Hie evening will be Rev. Victor Scalisc, who will review David Ben Gurion's new book "Memoirs". A complete selection of Jewish books is available tlirough the gift shop of the Sisterhood. A complete list of books for children and adults and reference books are available, On display at the meeting will also be children's books, toys and crafts and gift items for Chanukah. Mrs. Rachel Witty is in charge of the gift shop. flans for the Polatoe Latke party on Dec. 18 will be discussed. Chairmen for this event will be Mrs. Jack Peariman, Mrs. Robert Dsletctsky, Mrs. Larry Speiser. Hostesses lor Urn social hour following the business meeting will bo Mrs. Peter Bebchick and Mrs. Leonard Shapiro. Mrs .Jacob Goldman will preside at the business meeting. Plans will be completed for an Israeli movie lo be shown on Sunday Jan, 30. The film lo be shown was Israeli's official entry to the Cannes Film Festival in 1070. Club news BUSINESS WOMEN - Rcv. Raymond Sullivan of St. Rita's church will be the guest speaker at the November dinner meeting for members or the Lowell Business and Professional Women's Club, Tuesday evening at Indian Ridge Country Club, Andover at f:30 o'clock. Mrs. Donald McLain, president, will conduct the meeting of which friends of members are also invited. Blilz parties PINEllURST - Ttic - Pines Community Association will conduct a scries or Monday night blitz parties at the Montrose Street clubhouse, with many attractive gifts offered, Party time is ft p.m., with Mrs. Ida Montgomery as hostess, Refreshments will be served. St. John's parish annual fair Saturday LOWELL Elaborate plans are being matfe by members of St. John's Episcopal Chureh, Gor - iiam St., for their annual parish fair. The all - Jay festivities are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, at the parish house beginning al HI a.m. According to Rev. J. Richard Kllfoyle, honorary chairman, work has long been utufcr way on designing and maldng the colorful posters and decorations to carry out this year's theme of the fair - "The Yulelide Mall." Among the many shops and booths that will be seen that day will be the "Holly and Ivy" piant table under the direction of Mrs. Chester Hoag, Miss Shirley Calmer will hav charge f "Herbs and Spices" and "The Pinafore Shop" will be supervised by Mrs. Arthur Spencer. Mrs. Albert M;rin and Mrs. William Hughes will have delights for all the children at the "Beties in Toyland" booth and Mrs. Aubin Be - langer and Mrs. Arthur Bowden will be the proprietors at Ihe "Gifts and Things" shop. Everything for everybody with a sweet looih will be found at the "Sugarplum Shopp1" under the direction of Miss Ruth Schofield and Mrs. Henry Davis, Jr. There will be more good things, to eat at (lie "Sweet Shoppe" which will operate under ihe guidance of Mrs. Wilfred Pearson. The White Elephant or "Bric - a - Brac" table will be suuef - vised by Mrs. Francis Delaney. Mrs. William W. Colmer will have charge of tin: "Deck the Halls Boutique." '. The Girls Friendly Society will have Gra"b Rags for the younger set and Santa Clans will be on hand to greet ail. ; THE COUPLES Club members, under presidents Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kay, will be serving lunch from 11:3". a.m. until 2 p.m. '" A children's program will be presented :at 3:30 p.m. at the Toyland Movie Theatre. r Chef Wilfred Pearson announces that a 'delicious buffet will be served at the "Holiday Inn" to conclude the day's festivities. Reservations for dinner will be necessary and tickets may be obtained from Miss Mabel Wilson or any of the above - mentioned committee members. All are invited to attend the fair. : Retarded adults association plans spaghetti supper LOWELL - The Greater - Lowell community Is especially busy these days planning a huge spaghetti supper to benefit RARA, the Retarded Adults Recreation Association. On Friday evening, Nov. 12, from 1 pju. to B p.m., friends and interested teenagers and adults will gather al the Christian Formation Center in Andover for a spaghetti supper with all the accompaniments. The Center 1 for RARA, located at 1224 Middlesex St., Lowell, is a non - prolit chartered organization maintained by teenage and adult volunteers. According to Mrs. Leo Perraull, an enthusiastic volunteer worker at RARA the center has provided countless "special people" with social and recreational opportunities otherwise not open to them. Physical fitness programs, bowling, swimming, roller skating, arts and crafts, and dances are some of the programs planned and provided antm men.oers. Many of these programs are made possible through the cooperation of the Lowell YMCA. The center is open daily and children are taught arts and crafts, ping - pong and other sports. The group is also given many occasions to learn lo socialize and this leads to happier and more productive lives," Mrs. Pcrrault said. RARA IS SUPPORTED mainly thrungh the donations of clubs dnd organizations, local businessmen and relatives and friends of' the retard - ed. Proceeds from this supper will go towards purchasing a much needed bus lo transport the "special children" lo and from the Retarded Adults Recreation Association Center. Local merchants are donating the food for the supper and many volunteers will be on hand to help serve and coordinate the event. Entertainment wilj be provided by the Good News Singers and TECers. Tickets may be obtained at Ifie Christian Formation Center or from Terry Gauthier, Fifth Ave., Lowell. If possible, tickets should be purchased in advance. RARA and the Christian Formation Center invite the entire Greater - Lowell communiLy to join with them cn Friday evening, Nov. 12, to help lliis worthy cause. St. Margaret's parish night Friday LOWELL - SI. Margaret's CYO of Iwell will sponsor its annual Parish Night on Friday Nov. 12 from 8 o'clock till midnight at the Ban - queleer on Route 110 in Chelmsford. There wiil be a buffet and dancing and music will be provided by Angie Bergamini and his orchestra. The parish CYO council has planned Ihjs evening to provide a good opportunity for the young adults and adults of the parish to come together and foster a spirit of communication and enjoyment. Tickets may be purchased at the rear of the Church loday Hnd al the reclory during the week. All parishioners are invllcd. Working hard lo insure a successful evening arc ihe following CYO officers, Frank Irenzo, Barbara Moynihun, Carol McLaughlin, Bill Nunnery, Paul Fnwcclt, Tom Neylon, Tim Dohcrty, Barbara Sullivan, Mary Durkin, Kevin Stafford! Mike Maguirc and Ann Sullivan. Rev. Thomas' J. Walsh is the parish CYO moderator.