HELVI S I P I L A , secretary-general of Women's Year, is concerned that now eiSough men will be involved in the event, which is sponsored by the United Nations. Women's Year conference asks male attendance By GENE KRAMER Associated Press Writer - U N I T E D NATIONS, N . Y . - International Women's Year 1975 has arrived and its organizers at the United Nations have a problem. They need male involvement on a large scale. ." "I am very interested in seeing that enough men attend" the Women's Year world conference from Jiine 23 to July 4 at Mexico City, says U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Helvi Sipila. I- M r s . Sipila, of Finland, has been n a m e d spcr.iary-general of Women's Year and of its main event, the international conference. " Â· Male involvement is essential, she said recently, because "women alone can't change what has to be changed'' to create true equality. Governments, inn mostly by males, have to be influenced. " "We are emphasizing that there should be both men and women attending," Mrs. Sipila said. She said it .was a good sign that many countries have named men to head their delegations. Ideally, delegations should be made up half of men and half of women, she said. Mrs. Sipila began the year with trips to Western Europe and the Middle East to drum up support and funds for the Women's Year programs. U.N. officials hope to collect between $2 million Â·and $3 million for Women's Year activities, including $370,000 for the conference itself. About $800,000 has been received, they said. The largest contributions are $500,000 from Sweden and $100,000 from the United States. - WOMEN'S YEAR activity actually began Dec. 10 when Princess Ashraf Pahlevi of Iran presented Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim a declaration of support endorsed by 58 heads of states. I Waldheim then proclaimed 1975 International Women's Year, declaring that "we must frankly admit" that there is still a wide gulf between the principle of equality of the sexes and the practice. ; "Despite the advances of the past 30 years." Waldheim said, "discrimination against women remains a pervasive fact of life in many countries and thus represents a major obstacle to real social, economic and political progress in the world." Waldheim stressed that discrimination against women means discrimination against "half the population of this planet." "We are talking about a vast human asset which, in general, has not been given either the recognition and respect or the opportunities to contribute to the realization of an equitable world order and to the solution of the presssing international problems which confront us today." : About !50 countries and organizations, including national liberation movements, are expected to participate in the Mexico conference. ' The major objectives of the conference are to identify the current trends in the status and roles of women and men and the major obstacles to the achievement of equal rights and to launch a plan of attion for the integration of women as equal partners with men. - Representatives of many countries will hold a preliminary meeting March 3 to 14 at U.N. headquarters to draft the plan of action and make other preparations. volunteers honored The first United Crusade Residential Awards Luncheon for Region I I I volunteers was h e l d Wednesday at Ports O'Call Restaurant, San Pedro. The gathering marked a successful fund-raising drive conducted by more than 2,000 community workers who contributed volunteer hours to the campaign effort. Region III, which includes the Rio Hondo, Greater Long Beach, Harbor and South Bay areas, serves 27 communities with a population of more than 1.6 million. J o a n Hanlcy, regional resident chairperson, hosted the event, attended by 200 people and thanked everyone for the efforts that brought the residential campaign closest it has ever been at this point to reaching its goal -- 93 per cent. She predicted the goal of $106,850 would be reached within the next two to three weeks. Luncheon guests and program participants included television and motion picture star Rosemary DeCamp and Pat Morrow, co-star of the television serial, "Peyton Place." Entertainment was provided by "The General HAPPY RECIPIENTS of United Crusade's "door bell ringer" awards during a luncheon Wednesday at Ports 0' Call Restaurant Happening," a singing group composed of General Telephone employes. R I C H A R D McDONALD, regional campaign chairman, presented "door bell ringer" awards to Mrs. C.E. Hogue, Downey community'chairperson; Mrs. Walter Wood, Whittier; Ann Roelfsema, central group; Linda McCullough, Long Beach; Mrs. Ralph jfe/stu e Long Beach, Calil., fri., Jan. 17, 1975 w Joyce Christensen, Editor B-IO-INDEPENDENT(AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) Worldwide eradication of smallpox in near future NEW YORK - Smallpox, the disease that has been the scourge of the world for centuries, soon may be nothing more than a tragic memory. Most medical authorities now believe that the disease soon will be eradicated -- not contained, but wiped out. So reports Health Insurance News, published monthly by the Health Insurance Institute, which keeps tabs on advances in health science. The conquest of the pox is one of the major accomplishments of preventive medicine, says the publication. "Successful c o n t a i n m e n t of outbreaks in Asia last year with virtually no recurrences seems to h a v e convinced most officials" that the end is near, it says. "The only question now appears to be when this ancient enemy will be absolutely overcome. "It depends on whom you ask." The optimists believe smallpox will be eradicated early this year. The more moderate guessers are predicting later in the year. The pessimists say it will not be until 1976. But all agree that it is about to happen -- and soon, says the publication. AND WHEN SMALLPOX is conquered, says the'instirute, it will be the first disease to have been truly eradicated by man. It s a y s t h a t the World Health Organization credits a team effort, "a ByGAYPAULEY UPI Women's Editor ' , good example of international cooperation at its best." WHO cites the U n i t e d States, Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom, Russia and Switzerland among the main contributors. Dr. V.T.H. Gunaratne, WHO director for Southeast Asia, adds, "We .now believe that our children's children will only read about this dreadful disease which ravaged mankind from the dawn of recorded history." Fifteen years after the discovery of America, smallpox was introduced into the Western hemisphere by the Spaniards and within a short time 3.5 million of an estimated 6 million natives were said to have died from it. During the Middle Ages, smallpox was known to have killed 25 to 30 per cent of the European population in a single epidemic. The institute reports that as recently as eight years ago. 30 countries still were endemic, while early last year in India, more than 100,000 people were stricken and an estimated 20,000 died from smallpox. But a search-out and contain eradication program has been so successful that only a scattering of outlying areas in India, Pakistan and Ethiopia still report cases. In the United States, there have been no cases for the past 25 years, reports Dr. Michael Lane, director of the smallpox eradication program of the U.S. Public Health Service. were Ann Roelfsema, left, Joan Hanley(resident chairperson) and Linda McCullough. Staff photo by TOM SHA W Hollingsworth, west group; and Mrs. Donald Grit- ; fith, Palos Verdes. United Crusade pins, to honor volunteer efforts, were presented to: Judy Garcia, Santa Fe Springs; Mary La Haye, Montebello; Mrs. Robert Mitchell,: Whittier; Mrs. Jack Miller, Bellflpwer; Mrs. Harry Vitto, Cerritos; Mrs. Barry Rabbitt, Cerritos; Mrs. . Ardith Melton, Paramount; Mrs. Arthur Bccse, .pern : tral parish coordinator; Mrs. John Wallace, Long Beach-Lakewood; Mrs. Joe Scott, Long Beach-Lake-, wood; Mrs. John Carroll, Long Beach-Lakewood; . Mrs. Joseph MeLaughlin, Long Beach-Lakewood; , Mrs. Terry Barkis, central posting; Mrs. Eric Crawford, Lakewood; Mrs. John Storti, 10th District PTA; Mrs. Lars Holt, west parish; Mrs. Darrell Fooks, Carson; Mrs. Charles White, Palos Verdes .Peninsula; Mrs. Robert Gillingham, San Pedro; M r s . Robert Jacobs, Torrance; M r s . Gardcna Flores, Wilmington; Mrs. Antonia Garcia, Wilmington; Mrs. Betty Waugh, Caroldale PTA; Mrs. Elsa Ditmars, Palos Verdes; M r s . Barbara Pierson, Palos Verdes. SOCIALLY SPEAKING An anniversary twice as nice Parents reveal daughters' betrothals Ayers-Bates M r . a n d M r s . E . G . A v e r s announce the engagement of their daughter; Mary Lou. to Bruce B. 'Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Bates. All are Long Beach residents. The wedding will take place June 28. Dye-Cox Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus D. Dye of Lakewood announce the engagement of t h e i r d a u g h t e r . M a r y Jane, to Jim Cox, son of Mrs. Irma Cox of Long Beach. An A u g . 30 wedding date has been set. Reppert-Stewart .Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Rep- peM of Lakewood announce the cngagmcnt of tlieir daughter, Donna J0ao, to Burl G. Stewart, son tif Mr. and Mrs. Gor- don G. Stewart of El Centro. The wedding will take place May 24. Loughridge-Herbage Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Loughridge of Long Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda F a y , to Daniel J a m e s Herbage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Mercer, also of Long Beach. A June 21 wedding is planned. Husband-Ulmer AI .. - _ ,1 nÂ« _ u-:u:.. :u l . ti mi .111 .Â·. M iuiv Husband of Long Beach announce the engagement of their daughter. Sharon Veronica, to William Eugene Ulmcr, son of Mrs. Ollie Ulmer and Frederick Ulmer, both of Chicago. A June 21 wedding is planned. Fernley-Spongberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Fc-rnley of Torrance have a n n o u n c e d t h e e n g a g e - ment of their daughter. Sandra D e e . to Roland Curtis Spongberg, son of Mr. a n d M r s . V . J a y Spongberg of Long Beach. A June wedding is planned. dughter. K a t h y Coedell Jones, to Paul Allen Kesler. -son of Mr. and Mrs.. Duane Kesler of Cypress. July 26 has been set for the wedding. Harper-Boe An A p r i l planned. wedding is Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Harper of Long Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Ann, W u l l s c h l e a e r - R l l S S e l l to Paul Thomas Boe, son 0 of Mr. and Mrs. Rolf T. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Boe of Lakewood. F.. Wullschleger of Long B e a c h announce the engagement of their daughter. Cheryl Ann. to Harold Leon Russell, son of Mrs. N'orma Scott of Topeka, Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Young of Long Beach announce the engagement of their tiauyiiu-i, Lji'iii Aim, to Brent Butler of Los Alamitos, son of Joseph YoLinÂ«-Butler take Kan. The wedding place June. 6. jones-Kesler Mrs. Margaret Jones of Roanoke. v'a., announces the engagement of hei Butler of Seal Beach and Mrs. Betty Butler of Daly City The couple plans a September weddina. Cook-Vosburg Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Cook of Long Beach announce the engagement of their daughter. Teresa L y n , to Roger M. Vosburg, son of Mrs. Robert C h r i s t i a n s e n of Long Beach and Jack Vosburg of Carson. A , w i n t e r wedding is planned. O'Ryan-Banks M r . and M r s , Patrick T i m o t h y O ' R y a n announce the engagement of t h e i r daughter, Debbie Lynn to John Thnmns Banks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Banks. All are Long Beach residents. The wedding will take place Aug. Hi. IT IS DIFFICULT enough to surprise one couple on a silver wedding date. But the logistics of surprising TWO couples for a double celebration requires more than twice as many lies. Honorees were Jim and Mimi Driseoll of Wilmington and best friends Don and Thuraline Oakes. A f t e r n o o n champagne reception was held at the Belmont Shore home of the Oakes' daughter, Susie.Street and her husband, John. The Driscolls were told that the party was a small one honoring the Oakes anniversary. The Oakes were told that it was a small party honoring the visit of Diane Driscoll from Hawaii. Diane, of course, had flown home to help host the reception. Small party turned out to be about 100 friends and relatives. Co-hosts, in addition to visiting Diane were the Driscoll's daughters, Marie and Jeanne Tennant with husband, Bill. Among guests enjoying the guitar music of Len McDonald were Don's mother. Pearl Oakes, Jim's mother, Florence Driscoll and Mimi's mom, Helen Bisazza. Others were Bud and Mary Cram. Mamie Bisazza, Bob and Sue Driscoll, Liz Bray, Elva Richards. Dee Bridges and Dorothy Dridges. The Driscolls honeymooned in Mexico. So they are going to return for sentimental reasons. Only last time they were there they didn't have three daughters and assorted grandchildren who are accompanying them oiv.this trip. MAC AND SYBLE Amos decided everyone was tired of turkey and tinsel so they invited friends for shrimp curry and bridge. Those breaking bread and bridge records were Jim and Marilyn Shirley, Hal and Gladys Gibbons, Neal and Chris Dundas, Bill and Arna Maas and Evan and Lois McDowell. Next day they headed for San Diego where son, Skip and wife Patti, hosted a family.party for Mac's undisclosed birthday. DON'T KNOW whether to title this one small world or wedding bells. Jim Ginty took Cathy Cords as his bride at an evening ceremony in St: Luke's Episcopal Church, Newport Beach, on Dee. 23. Cathy is the daughter of Dick and Virginia Cords of Our Town. Jim is the son of Mrs. James Psiric!: Ginty of Havcrhill, Mass. The ncwlywcds arc at home in Newport Beach after a holiday skiing honeymoon in Switzerland, Italy and Austria. By CAROLYN McDOWELL It was in Austria during a candle^,; light procession to midnight Mass at ,'; the only church in the town of Kitzbu* hel that Jim and Cathy found them-'., selves a few paces from Long Beacher.s, John and Dee Wavell. There were huh- ' drcds of people in the procession. '"' John and Dee had been invited to the Ginty's wedding and sent regrets but neither couple knew of the other's travel plans. The Wavells may have ' missed the ceremony but they made the honeymoon. THE MALE CHAUVINISTS convened again but this time they had a girl with their soup. Long Beach Winter League Second Guessers of the Association of Profes 1 sional Baseball Players of America h e l d their annual guest night a n d awards dinner at Rochelle's Convention Center. Membership is composed of former professional baseball players and thus- is open only to male-types. " However this year the Gale Taylor Memorial Award went to a girl, Kathleen Thornton, daughter of Rusty and Barbara. The scholarship is open to the son or daughter of a member and Kath- ' leen, a student at Loma Linda Univer- 1 - sity. scored over all other entries. The mean men wouldn't even allow her m o t h e r to attend so Kathleen dined, accepted her award graciously and split. '. . Big surprise of the evening was f o r ' ' Bob Minor, son of Harry and Liz. He' received the American Legion award' ' for Most Outstanding Ballplayer. It- was especially exciting for the group Â· since it is the first time the award has been won by the son of a ballplayer. Â· SPEAKING OF bright young people... , Pam Turner, daughter of Ewing Â· and Gerrie, not only took her degree a t " Northern Arizona University in three'. years but captured the honor of being Â· selected for Who's who in American'' Colleges and Universities. Pam is teaching emotionally handicapped children in Phoenix. Scholarship must run in the family, as her sister, Jana, a freshman at Northern Arizona, has been elector! in S i g m a Epsilon S i g m a , national academic society for freshmen. To" achieve this honor, Jana carries-a grade point average of -1.0. Â· .' FROM CHICO STATE comes the news that Linda Ann MacMillan has pledged Delta Zeta. Proud mom, Gene- Â· vicve, is an alumna of Delta Zcta, Proud father is Archie.
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