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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tuesday, August 3, 1982
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. TUESDAY, AUGUST S, 1982 J PAGE 10- THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR Coach vs son comes to visit, play tennis d Evans, who played Wimbledon the same year as Gussie Moran and is the world's second ranking woman in the over 65 class. His mother was his first teacher and coach during his boyhood spent in Zimbabwe. She was a hard task master on the court, Dowdeswell remembers. Mrs. Evans taught all of her sons to play, including Roger Dowdeswell, a tennis professional in New York and a veteran of the competitive circuit including Clay Courts. There was no sibling rivalry, says Colin Dowdeswell, pointing out that at 27 he's considerably younger than his brothers. A MIXED DOUBLES family competition is set this week with Dr. Dowdeswell and Mrs. Evans paired against the Clay Courts qualifier and his wife, Marie Christine. Dowdeswell says his Parisian born wife "plays quite keenly. We're trying to get her to be a top class player." She is an attorney temporarily retired to full-time care of their 6 month-old daughter, Emily. Part of Dowdeswell's relaxation on his vacation is reading The Wall Street Journal in order to keep abreast of financial affairs. Associates are taking care of his clientele until his return Monday. Not only does Merrill Lynch approve his play, "I'm trying to get the firm to give me an endorsement," the account executive joshes. Tennis and the stock brokerage business are akin, he finds. They provide a springboard for "a tough, competitive life," says Dowdeswell. By BETSY HARRIS Vacations are "racquets" for London stock broker Colin Dowdeswell! The account executive withh Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith reports three or four holidays this year. To date Dowdeswell spent two of the weeks at Wimbledon and now he's at Clay Courts not as a spectator but as a competitor. . He knows of no other person employed fulltime who has qualified for a world class tennis tournament, and quite frankly "I was very surprised" to be' in the Wimbledon draw although as a' professional tennis player he once competed in its doubles finals. The broker plays tennis only once a week with a friend. His weekly regimen also includes informal indoor squash. Still, Dowdeswell walloped three competitors in his bid for a berth in the United States Open Clay Court Championships under play through Sunday in the Indianapolis Sports Center. On Saturday he defeated Australia's Peter Smiley and twice came from behind in Sunday matches with Robbie Venter of South Africa and then U.S. player Bill Baxter. THE LONDON BORN Dowdeswell, who plays under the auspices of a club in Switzerland, was pitted against Chile's Tom Gildemeister, a seeded player, in Monday's first round. "I could have had a better draw," quips the Londoner. He lost the match 7 6 (7-4) t2. He's no stranger to Clay Courts .jrf , . . kiuamiA' ia.J. L .J jEM USOayCourts having competed here four times during his pro career which ended 2lA years ago when the economics graduate of' the Universi'y of Johannesburg felt it time to get into business. "I always enjoyed the week and thought the Clay Courts people nice." There are other courts closer to England where Dowdeswell could vacation; however, he has special fans here. His mother. Sheila Evans, coach of the girls tennis team at North Central High School, moved here last year from the Republic of South Africa. His brother. Dr. Ian Dowdeswell, is a physician at the Indiana University Medical Center. Neither was courtside Sunday for his grueling matches. DR. DOWDESWELL, U.S. squash champion of men over-35, was entered in a tennis tournament at Meridian Hills Country Club, and "my mother was off playing a match somewhere. She's very good," he says of Mrs. In the name of tennis A breakfast Monday in L.S. Ayres & Co. auditorium downtown raised funds for the Indianapolis Junior Tennis program and marked the beginning of the 1982 U.S. Open Clay Court Championships. The program on "The Psychology of Looking Good" was presented by representa tives of Elizabeth Arden, cosponsor of the Clay Courts with American Fletcher National Bank. At the breakfast are (left to right) Marty Fair, Jonne Gonso, Helen Petersen and Carolyn Tolsan. (Star photo) .w 'mi.1 Children at hospital not visitors Jenny broke both legs, ,both arms and Richard Simmons , V M;4vr vf') iv5' t?;vC' -43-T Jennifer Cushman is not spending the summer at camp this year. Neither is Neal Dodd. Jenny hopes to be back in school in the fall. Even though she hasn't finished the fourth grade, she's been promoted to fifth. If she makes it. Neal hopes to be alive in the fall. His chances are slim. Neal and Jenny are two of thousands of children I met last month while visiting a hospital in Ohio. These children were not in the hospital visiting their parents or grandparents. They were the patients. THEY WERE NOT suffering from genetic diseases or cancer or mumps or pneumonia. There were 300 children lying in beds with tubes and bags and wires and bandages. Many of them will never go home. Most of them were hit by cars. Jenny and Neal were not in car accidents (the largest single killer of children, by the way). They were innocent bystanders who happened to be hit by adult drivers. Some of the drivers were drunk. Some were not. Neal Dodd was simply riding his pale blue tricycle on the sidewalk in front of his house. He was about two houses down from his own home where his mother was sitting on the front lawn keeping one eye on him and the other on Neal's baby brother. had some internal injuries tnai were controlled in emergency surgery. EACH STORY is different and yet tragically the same. Innocent children, usually at play, are the victims. Careless adults who aren't paying attention are the perpetrators of tragedy and sorrow. They're very apologetic after the accident. I don't quite think that's enough. Please, this summer, do yourself, your children and your neighbors a favor. Take a little more care in your driving. Summer is a particularly dangerous time of the year because children play outdoors later often until . it is dark. Hot days may make us cranky or in a hurry to get home to a cool-drink and a nice fan. Children may play games that put them close to the street or traffic: balls, bikes, wagons, jump ropes, etc. You must be constantly aware. DON'T DRINK and drive. Don't drive carelessly. It could have been your child I visited. I know this isn't the kind of thing you expect from me. I really do believe in looking at the lighter side of almost everything. But there are some things you just can't joke about. And children in a hospital is one of them. Rich-WoodApplt TrM Distributed by Univorul Prost A VISITOR to the neighborhood was chatting with her passenger, combing her hair in the rearview mirror and watching for a street address where she had never been. When she missed the address, she backed up and made a U-turn, jumping the curb in the process and crushing 4-year-old Neal beneath her Buick Skylark. Jenny Cushman was standing next to her mother at a busy intersection one Saturday, waiting for the light to change so the two of them could get to their favorite department store to buy an Easter dress for Jenny. A taxi dropped a fare off in front of the store, didn't pay attention to the light change and drove through a red light. He hit Jenny and her mother. Her mother broke an arm and two ribs. HI LifeStyle IT'iHiilirti (Stir photo by D. Todd Moort) Serve slips by Colin Dowdeswell but Clay Courts qualifying match didn't RESIDENTIAL Wl TRY ME REASONABLE. DEPENDABLE ComoM-i QUALITY Service Bir conditioning service, trvice call. 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"I OFTEN BRING IN women clients for a massage followed by a bottle of champagne and perhaps some sandwiches," said Mrs. Muller, who will teach a workshop on financial planning at the club in the fall. "I can get to know my clients in a totally different way." . All this relaxing can get expensive, even when justified as a business expense. The yearly dues are $600 and there are additional fees for each service. The beauty salon and boutique are open to the public, but the other facilities are restricted to club members. ALUM SIDI & Vinyl Sidi th owner f 5 Ue-bi BRICK WCl M atl'QB 'r Jowaf.lPATCH PL m. I ceiling!, arv ll,orJ"RRlNG 1 d'v i ANDSCAPING AFillfielivejarEXTlJRE By BARBARA GAMAREKIAN 19 N.V. Tlmn Htwi Strvict Washington The Georgetown Women's Club, private and restricted to women, appears to be a success. It opened March 15 and has passed the halfway mark in its goal of 300 members. ; The club bills itself as "a necessity, not a luxury" for the professional woman. Members include Martha Phillips, assistant minority counsel, House Ways and Means Committee; Maureen Bunyan and Lark McCarthy, local television anchorwomen; the Washington hostess Jayne Ikard; Phyllis Kaminsky, director of public liaison for the International Communications Agency; Commissioner Audrey Rowe of the District of Columbia's Commission on Social Services; Roscoe Dellums, wife of the Democratic Representative from California, Ronald V. Dellums; Sharon Agronsky, whose husband is the television newsman Martin Agronsky, and Jessie Amany, wife of Ambassador Rene Amany of the Republic of the Ivory Coast. '."Men have had this sort of thing for years; a lot of business takes place in this kind of relaxed atmosphere," said Carole Muller, a financial planner and broker with the Washington office of Drexel Burnham Lambert. "IT IS IMPORTANT that women be able to unwind in an environment that makes no demands on' them," said Estelle W. Sanders, known as Bunny, who is president of the four-month-old operation, which occupies space in a shopping plaza in tm Georgetown section of the city. The club offers' videotaping facilities, catered luncheons, a boutique and studio with a resident fashion designer, Jason Wood; hair, skin and nail care and a health and rejuvenation center with exercise classes, massage and whirlpool baths. " It is the brainchild of Mrs. Sanders, a Howard University graduate who with Patricia Smith, a budget officer in the District of Columbia government, researched the idea for four years. CARPENTl BUGS WITH THIS COUPON CREW to fi , rm add & ram wm FENCINC" YPES HOfA mooetmg Free til NG. remode1 ices r rae Oon Orange horn repair FURNACI "We went to spas collecting things we didn't like," Mrs. Sanders said, "and our first proposal was 35 pages long and was dissected by three banks." The two sank their government pension money into the project and with the assistance of a Small Business Administration-guaranteed loan and two partners, Miriam Pessin and Chantal Combard, opened for business. FRESH FLOWERS SCENT the air, angelfish float in colorful aquariums in each Jacuzzi whirlpool bath; fruit juices and white wine are on ice; soft white terrycloth robes and foam-rubber scuffs are ready to slip into as one pads about the beige and white establishment with its occasional scarlet accents. The seductively curved walls add to the feeling of serenity. "What Bunny has done is rather novel in the range and scope of services," Dr. Elizabeth Abramovitz said. "It is a difficult concept to get across." Dr. Abramovitz is a psychologist and club member who worked in the Carter White House and who now heads PSI Associates, an international concern specializing in health and education services. "It isn't a beauty parlor and it isn't a health spa," she said. "It walks between. You can get a range of things done under one roof and it is so well designed and laid out." She heads there each Saturday for her weekly manicure, pedicure, shampoo and massage. She recently used the club's board room for a series of luncheon meetings to plan a reception for the poet Maya Angelou. "IT SAVES ME FROM the lunatic fringe of the museum world," said Carolyn Campbell, director of public relations for the Corcoran Gallery of Art. "It's a treat. I've been turned into a reborn exerciser. They keep a chart on you and there is follow-up, and Ginna gives a marvelous stress management course." Ginna Rogers-Gould oversees the club's exercise program, which for the moment is being held at the Corcoran Gallery since the club's 1,500-square-foot exercise area will not be ready until September. "It is the kind of thing that draws out the Washington network a bit," Miss Campbell said. 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