The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on July 27, 1974 · Page 3
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Saturday, July 27, 1974
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First woman in space attempting another first By GEORGE CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK(AP)-The first woman in space, Jeannette Piccard, is taking another flyer to become one of the Episcopal Church's first women priests. "I'll make it if I live long enough," says Mrs. Piccard, now 79. A lively, pungent woman with a zest for pioneering ventures, she is among 11 women planning to be ordained at a regulation-challenging service in Philadelphia next Monday. Concerning the restrictions that have kept women out of the church's priesthood, she says, "They're medieval." "They're the result of a biological misunderstanding of the middle ages," she said in an interview last fall in Louisville, Ky., at the Episcopal Church's convention, which refused — by a technicality — to authorize women priests. She said the medieval world didn't understand that a woman's seed is just as essential as a man's in producing life. "If women can't represent men at the altar, then men can't represent women," she said. Mrs. Piccard, widow of the late famed aerospace scientist Jean Piccard, became the first woman in space in 1934, when she piloted a spherical balloon to an altitude of 57,559 feet into the stratosphere. A holder of degrees in philosophy, psychology, education and organic chemistry, Mrs. Piccard was a consultant to NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston between 1964 and 1970, and is holder of nu- Anthrax is winding down MARIJN, Tex. (AP) - The anthrax outbreak in Falls County is winding down due to a successful vaccination program according to Dr. Carl Watson of the Texas Animal Health Commission. Dr. Watson Thursday said no confirmed cases of anthrax had been reported with only two cases reported Wednesday. He said less than one-fourth of the county is still under merous Awards, Including the Harmon trophy from the League of International Aviators. For a decade, she also has served with Episcopal schools in Houston and in Minneapolis- St. Paul, Minn., where since 1970 she has been a deacon, the first step toward the priesthood. Usually, a deacon advances to the priesthood in six months to a year. But Mrs. Piccard, as a woman, has waited five years. She's among 120 Episcopal women who have completed theological training, been ordained deacons, and now are waiting to enter the priesthood. About 200 other Episcopal women are studying in seminaries. Amid that gathering pressure, the 11 women deacons planned to jump the gun, defying the church's practice and policy, and be ordained at the hands of the inactive bishops. However, church standing committees of their home dioceses have not approved — as required by canon law — and most of their home diocesan bishops say the women would be barred from functioning as priests. ftrgtis Falls (Mi.) Journal -Sat., July 27,1974 3 Soviet author gives opinion about sex MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union's first known sex manual says the Soviet woman gets more fun out of sex than her French or English sisters but it maintains that premarital intercourse is harmful. Written by Prof. A. M. Svyadoshch of Uningrad and published early this year ostensibly for doctors only, the paperback's one and only printing of 100,000 copies quickly sold out at 65 kopeks — 85 cents — each. But Russians say it is available on the black market for the equivalent of $37.50 a copy. The 187-page manual, "Female Sexual Problems," maintains that 40 per cent of all French women and 41 per cent OFF FOR CAMP MeCOY — Sixteen members of Company B, 1st Battalion, 409th Infantry, left Fergus Falls yesterday with Army vehicles to Join a convoy at St. Cloud today and a journey to Camp McCoy, Wis. Shown are Spec. 4 Steve LachowiUer, 1st Lt. David Melroe, convoy commander, and S-Sgt. Norman Mortenson Jr. All of the company's 63 Army Reservists will spend two weeks at the camp which will conclude Aug. 10. (Journal photo by Harley Oyloe) Midwest Governors' Conference to be highlighted by social events MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP)—When the Midwest Governors' Conference opens Sunday, there'll be a strong emphasis on social events and relaxation. But there's a purpose, says the conference host, Gov. Wendell Anderson. "We try to set aside times for governors to visit informally," Anderson says. "Whether it's the National Governors' Conference or the Midwest Conference, I have yet to leave without having profited from something another governor has told me. "It may be an experience he's had, or an idea to make state government more responsive or more efficient. The public events are enlightening, but the private, informal ones are for me the most meaningful." Anderson and his wife, Mary, will preside at a preconference dinner at the Minnesota governor's mansion Sunday night. Formal sessions open at 9 a.m. Monday and run for three days. Anderson says the governors are not likely to discuss the im- peachment controversy, even though it may reach a peak as the conference convenes. "I would think we'd stay away from that," Anderson said. "We like to avoid partisan issues for the most part. And, like most people, elected officials are fed up with the whole subject. It's distasteful." Anderson says he expects resolutions to be adopted Wednesday on inflation, agriculture and the food crisis. quarantine. 'Food for Thought" \ Teenage girls, even more than boys, are concerned (or obsessed) with their physical appearance and deyelopment. Long before they reach adolescence, they have come to believe that their physical assets are their greatest assets. Every young girl "knows" that the ideal woman is small, slender, and has a well- endowed bust. These attributes are somewhat in conflict with the equally strong desire to have long, slender legs — but ambivalence and conflict are natural at this age. Girls concentrate their anxieties on the quest for this ideal for several reasons. One, of course, is the desire for popularity, which, in turn, implies future success in finding a marriage partner. Despite women's lib, most adolescent girls still consider this to be a woman's prime goal in life. Girls also tend to equate their looks with their essential nature or personality. So when a girl says she hates everything about her looks, she is very likely saying she dislikes herself or has problems in her social adjustment. If, for • example, you say to a male: "You look awful today," he is likely to assume he needs a haircut or his pants pressed; say this to a female and she's likely to think your remark means: "You are awful." What's more, girls are much less realistic in their ideas of what is normal and attractive. Any deviation from the ideal (a slightly over-large bust or curly hair when straight is fashionable) is considered a disaster. Two girls of the same height and weight may have quite different self-images; and both may be equally far from the truth. Most commonly, girls tend to think they are too fat, whether they are or not. They become fanatic about dieting. This can be a real hazard to health and should be closely watched by a concerned parent. If a child is truely obese, then she should certa'inly diet - but under the careful supervision of a physician. Whether a girl is dieting for realistic reasons or not, she should be helped to maintain good nutrition. In particular, adolesrcnt girls need to watch out for meir iron supplies. As might be expected, girls take the opposite view-point from boys in the matter of height. Most would rather be petite - but lontf-legged: They feel that lallness hinders them Teenage girls seek the ideal By JEAN MAYER Professor of Nutrition, Harvard University Levy limitations reviewed by panel in making friends with boys. What other trails do they object to in themselves? A partial list would include large hands or feet, thick ankles, heavy thighs, breasts that are too large or too small (virtually no girl is ever satisfied on this score), extreme thinness or fatness, a heavy jaw, large mouth or nose, oily skin, braces, freckles and the ' "wrong" kind of hair. Then there's the problem of how fast a girl matures. Girls who grow up fast are even worse off than their male counterparts. Girls are usually two years ahead of boys in growing up, so the early- maturing girl is even farther ahead and, in addition, is far more grown-up than most of her friends. She stands out too much; she is embarrassed by her tall ness, her complexion and menstruation; and she has very mixed fellings about breast development. There are further risks if she grows up fast and beautiful. She may be hurt (especially in today's sexual climate) if she discovers that older boys are only interested in her physically. She may get used to the special treatment she receives but hasn't really earned and wouldn't get if it were not for her looks. Her parents may easily encourage her social success while neglecting to praise her other qualities. What does this add up to for the parents of teenage girls? Even though youngsters at this stage tend to ignore direct advice, they will listen to objective information on topics like the wide variations in normal growth, for example. They can be encouraged to develop and appreciate nonphysical assets. Parents can give attention to and rewards for attributes such as scholarship, artistic or musical talent or contributing to community life, which, unlike physical growth, are under an individual's control. We can work to ensure that schools discuss adolescent growth patterns and the complexities of emotional growth so that maturing young people understand themselves better and can avoid needless worry and embarrassment. And, of course, starting at home, we can help our own children by recognizing and listening to their problems as they struggle through this diffucult time. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Local government representatives attacked state • mandated revenue levy limitations,the key to stabilizing local property taxes, Friday at a Capitol meeting. But legislators sitting on a special joint House-Senate committee on levy limits reacted coolly to proposals that the limitation be substantially relaxed to allow local governments and school districts to increase property taxes beyond increases allowed under state law. Dean Lund, league of Minnesota Municipalities executive director, suggested that the legislature amend the 1971 law to allow local governments to increase property taxes beyond legal limits if city councils vote to do so. The council action would be Subject to a referendum if voters petitioned against the action. Lund also said the six per cent per year increase limit on local government budgets might be increased to 10 to 12 per cent, but he added that a more practical change in the law would be to tie limits on spending increases to an inflation index. lAincl also asked that more special levies be allowed, such as increased taxation for public safety and fire equipment. Lund contended that increasing property taxes for services desired by citizens is a "political judgment that can most appropriately be made at the local level." Legislators frowned when I.und said a decision to allow higher local levies "should be made in a way which effectively relieves the legislature and the governor of any responsibility for the resulting property taxes," But Sen. Alec Olson, DFI,- Spicer, said, "H puts the heat back on the legislature where it was in the first place." "Apparently, the message hasn't gotten the inflationary cycle we are in there is going to have to be some belt tightening." Roy Schulz, Mankato, lobbyist for the Minnesota Real Estate Taxpayers Association, urged the legislators to reject "emotional appeals" from local governments and retain levy limitations and a five per cent annual limit on assessment in- Impeachment poll taken NEW YORK (AP) - Fifty- three per cent of Americans questioned in a Harris survey in mid-July say the House of Representatives should impeach President Nixon and 47 per cent believe the Senate should convict him. But the respondents, by a 5527 per cent majority, don't believe Congress will take such action. "The majority reasons, somehow, that Congress will simply not bring itself to turn this President out of office," said Harris in releasing the poll Friday. The survey was taken July 1721 among a cross-section of 1,447 American adults. A total 53-34 per cent majority believes the House should vote impeachment, while unother 47-34 per cent favored conviction in the Senate. "Back of this doubt that Congress will act is a 60-34 per cent negative rating for Congress in its handling of the Watergate Affair and an even worse 65-27 per cent negative rating on the way it has handled the impeachment proceedings," the poll said. Thirteen of the 15 governors represented in the Midwest conference are expected to attend. The Midwest session is one of five regional conferences sponsored each year by the Council of State Governments. The first event will be a reception for all conference participants at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the IDS Center, the conference headquarters in downtown Minneapolis. The entertainment schedule includes a boat trip on the Mississippi River Monday night, winding up with a fish fry and a pageant at Fort Snelling. The Crane Lake Voyageurs Club will induct visiting governors as "official Minnesota voyageurs." Tuesday night's schedule includes a formal dinner and ball in the Crystal Court at the IDS Center, with music by the Minnesota Orchestra. Governors will have the afternoon off for golf, tennis^ • swimming and boating. On the schedule for governors' wives is an antique shopping trip Monday and a visit to the Guthrie Theater Tuesday. Canoe trips and cookouts are planned for youngsters Monday. The 9-member executive committee of the National Governors' Conference meets in Minneapolis today in advance of the Midwest Conference. Gov. Calvin Rampton of Utah is the chairman of the national conference. Formal business sessions of the Midwest governors include a broad-ranging "issues of Man" seminar Monday, a discussion of the world food crisis Tuesday and talks on energy Wednesday. National Energy Administrator John Sawhill will address the Wednesday session. A series of field trips are scheduled Monday afternoon, including one to "Project Ouro- boros," an experimental solar energy house built by University of Minnesota students. Gov. J. James Exon of Nebraska is chairman of the Midwest Governors. Gov. William Milliken of Michigan is expected to succeed him. Public Meetings DR. JAMES MATTER Dr. Matter joins local radiologists Dr. James Matter, a radiologist, has joined Dr. Ward Shaver and Dr. Paul Richter in the Fergus Falls Radiology Group. A native of Decorah, Iowa, he graduated from Luther College and received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1D68. After a year of internship he served two years with the Navy at Camp Pemileton, Calif. He had his residency at the University of Iowa, completed his radiology training there last month and came to Fergus Falls July 1. His training included specialization in such procedures as angiography, the study of blood vessels. Dr. Matter's wife, Linda, has a master's degree in speech therapy and is completing her dissertation to obtain a Ph. D. The Matters have two children, Brock, 3, and Melinda, 3 months. They are presently living in the Shaver home at 919 W. Summit. A RUNNING I'KOKLEM KAMLOOPS. B.C. (AP) Mobile homes arc involved in more complaints tor their number than houses or cars, says Mike Itanspn, director of trade practices with British Columbia Consumer .Services. He told thi- Western Mobile Home Dealers' Association that most of the Complaints involve construction of homes not set properly on their footings. The Employee Relations Committee will meet at. 7:30 a.m. Monday in the City Hall lunchroom to discuss the employee relations policy. Thief has surrendered NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of knocking John F. Kennedy Jr. off his bicycle and stealing the bike has surrendered to police. The 13-year-old son of the late president was on his way to a tennis lesson in Central Park on May 14 when he was approached by a man who took his bike and tennis racket. Police reported on Thursday night that Robert Lopez, 20, had surrendered and was charged with robbery and possession of stolen property. Police said I/jpez brought along the tennis racket but not the $145,10-speed bike. of women in Britain never experience orgasm. It claims, however, that only 18 per cent of the women in the Soviet Union have that problem. Svyadoshch uses statistics from Kinsey and other foreign experts to support his claims but adds that studies on sexual behavior have been conducted in the Soviet Union. He reported that a study made in I^ningrad showed 100 per cent of the tested males always achieved sexual satisfaction. "A person's sex life has an influence on that person's moral state and ethical notions, that is, in forming the personality," Svyadoshch writes. Therefore, he adds, "premarital sex can be a source of severe psychic disturbances and can lead to social impoverishment of the personality." He advises that only if a couple is in love is "everything permitted in order to create sexual harmony." Sexual disharmony frequently is the man's fault, he says. "Men often overestimate a younger woman's need for sex while they underestimate an older woman's needs," he writes. He claims that Soviet women achieve a maximum interest in sex by the age of 30 and often maintain it until they're 60 years old. The Soviet male is most potent in his late 20s "after which begins a slow and gradual descent," Svyadoshch says. Svyadoshch also offers advice on when and where to make love: "anywhere and anytime" but not more than once a night or in the morning— but only if you have time to rest before going to work. UP, UP AND OUT SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) — Rhodesian Broadcasting Corporation has banned the record "Up, Up and Away" from from its general service six years after the tune was released. Ther was no explanation. Many Sizes Fireproof Satety Chest Some Models as Low as 518.95 VICTOR LUNDEEN'S Office Furniture SUNDAY SPECIAL! Quarter Chicken Dinner 2 Pieces of Quik Chik Chicken, Cole Slaw and Golden French Fries — Absolutely delicious! 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