Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 16, 1963 · Page 13
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 13

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 16, 1963
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Either Peterson Explode Them By JOY MILLER Most women work for pin money. Women are not worth as much as men on the Job. Working women deprive men of Jobs. Education is wasted on a girl. Women workers are less dependable. These are some of the choice myths that sprang up when women began to venture into the business world years ago. You can still find them — headed by that most hackneyed of homilies, "Woman's place is in the home" — entwined around the image of the working woman. But hacking away at the offend­ ing growth with all the fervor of a machete-wielding Jungle ex* plorer are articulate women arm* ed with facts. One of these is Esther Peterson, assistant secretary for La* bor Standards and director of Women's Bureau, U. S. Depart* ment of Labor. At an International Management Congress symposium in New York the other day Mrs. Peterson launched an attack that was all the more lethal for its being delivered in her usual calm, reasonable manner. The whole character of modern life has changed, she suggested, from the days when a woman hM to spend her time from dawn to nightfall on homemaking chores. Automation has come to the kitchen, and as soon as her children are in school, woman's rote as a homemaker is a part* time task. "To find fulfillment as a per* son, as well as to make her best contribution to our society, a woman must turn to activity outside the home, either in paid employment or in volunteer work," said Mrs. Peterson, one of the top women in government. But as a happy wife and the mother of four children herself, Mrs. Peterson thinks it right women give top priority to their 6 a functions as mothers and homemakers. Nevertheless, she said, a job outside the home contributes more than a salary, "It brings regular dividends in emotional security and gives them an op* portunity to become a part of the world beyond the immediate environment of their homes." One-third of America's labor force is made up of women, Mrs. Peterson pointed out; that's almost 25 million women. Of that number A% million are the primary support of their families. Another Wt million supplement incomes of husbands who earn less than $3,000 a year. A recent study, she said, shows that working wives contribute about 30 to 40 per cent of the family's total income when they work full time. And what about the young wives who are putting their husbands through college? If women are working for pin money, she summed up, "it is for the pins which hold families together. . . ." As for women not being worth as much as men or. the job, Mrs. Peterson said that was what the battle for equal pay was. all about. Sitting through Congressional hearings for the bill that later ina became the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Mrs. Peterson said she heard employers refer to a high rate of absenteeism and "quits" among women workers. At the symposium she demolished the absenteeism claim by quoting a Public Health Service study that indicated time lost for illness and injury average 5.6 days for women and 5.5 days for men between July 1959 and June 1960. A Bureau of the Census study showed that men tend to move from one job to another more often than women, the tall, dignified Labor Department official pointed out. Wc omen And the persistent belief that working women deprive men of jobs and compound the problems of unemployment? "Imagine the chaos," invited Mrs. Peterson with a smile. "If all the women secretaries, typists, telephone operators, nurses, teachers, laundry workers, file clerks and social workers left their jobs. ... I can't quite see an unemployed steel worker punching a typewriter. . . . Furthermore, if women did not work, both production and consumption would lag and the economy would suffer." The myth that education is wasted on a girl Mrs. Peterson termed "truly dangerous." These days the typical woman usually works for several years between finishing her formal ed' ucation and her marriage. Often she has to work until the children start coming, and then resumes after they're in school. When the children are grown, many women take jobs. "The greatest opportunities for employment require the highest degree of education," Mrs. Peterson said. But even if the woman doesn't work, an educated wife and mother is a decided asset in a home. The argument that women are less dependable than men, Mrs. Peterson dismissed with a firm "No basis in fact." Pilot Club Notes Founders Day The membership and Pilot information committee, with Mrs. Esther Alps as chairman, assisted by Mrs. T. Y. Huff, Mrs. F. L. Galey, Miss Rosemary Kennedy, Mrs. Helen Curtis, Mrs. L. G. Donohoe and Mrs. Everet Johnson, was in charge of planning the program, celebrating the 42nd anniversary of Pilot International. A large birthday cake, decorated In green and gold, the Pilot colors, served as a table decoration, and dessert. Halloween favors with a note from the safety committee: "Watch for the Little Ghosts — Keep your porch lights on!" served also as table decorations, along with fall flowers and candles. In paying tribute to the founders of Pilot International, a brief history was given with Mrs. Alps as moderator, Mrs. G. C. Bowles, Mrs. Huff and Mrs. F. V. McCoy each taking a part in presenting the growth from a group of 40 women Oct 18,1921, to the present 455 clubs in five foreign countries and United States, including one in Hawaii, with approximately 13,300 members. The name Pilot was selected because it means leader and guide, and International, because the farsighted founders visualized an organization which would become International in scope. Mrs. Florence Doyle read the Pilot Code of Ethics, and the FROM ALEXIS - Mr. and Mrs. Donald I. Gustafson of Alexis announce approaching marriage of their daughter Linda Lou (above) to Jerry Lamar Corbin, A 1 C, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Corbin of»Colorado Springs, Colo. Miss Gustafson and her fiance are both in Air Force presently stationed at Carswell AFB, Tex. The wedding date is set for Dec. 22 at Carswell AFB. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Attend Altrusa Convention Representatives from the area Altrusa Clubs attended the district convention of Al trusa International at Louisville, Ky., over the weekend. Mrs. B. E. Manworren, pres ident, Mrs. Everett Eager, Mrs. Dorothy Jordan, Miss Ann Weinmann, Mrs. Helen Snyder and Mrs. Margaret Wilds, formed the Galesburg delegation. Also attending were Mrs. Mary McConachie, president, and Miss Mary Lou Kington, both of Monmouth, and Mrs. Margaret Morris of Rock Island. Others were from Peoria, Pekin, Chillicothe and Urbana. Theme for the 8th annual conference was "Service with Vision and Purpose." Gover nor-elect is Mrs. Virginia Sams of Pekin. Governor of the district, which includes Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky is Dr. Eunice Roberts of Bloomington, Ind. Mrs. Edith DeBusk of Dallas, Tex., was the speaker at the Saturday evening banquet. Her topic was "You and Euphoria," concerning the ability of persons to "get used to anything." The 245 delegates attending the convention represented 52 •f the 57 clubs in the district. Galesburg Altrusa delegates were Mrs. Eager and Mrs. Wilds. . r cpT/ONAL DIAMON VALUES! Engagement Ring 1225.00 Wedding Ring By Keepsake INGAOIMfNT RING M400 W#ddm 8 Ring $15.00 Sets from 34 95 »*500 00 Guaranteed for 1 yr. against loss of Diamonds HEART'S JEWELERS 316 E. MAIN program closed by singing the Pilot song, "Sail On International," with Mrs. Clarence Johnson at the piano. Also noted this week was the local club's anniversary, as the group received their charter on Oct. 10, just a decade ago. The first benefit style show and card party was presented Sept. 15, 1953, and the presentation this week of the annual style show will mark the tenth show for the club's community service projects. John Griffith explained the United Fund campaign progress (Continued on page 15) $or and about Wc omen \JowA Soiemnized in (Canton C^hurcli St. Mary's Catholic Church in Canton was the scene of the Oct. 5 wedding of Miss Bernadine Anna Geier of Canton and James Leroy Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance Williamson of Peoria. Miss Geier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Geier of Canton, was given in marriage by her GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 1963 Sec. 2 PAGE 13 Pian Open ^JJt +ou&e liialiip ft. MR. AND MRS. L. MERRILL McKNIGHT (above), 1687 Beecher Ave., who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, will be the guests of honor Sunday at an open house given by their three daughters, Mrs. John (Judy) Campbell, Springfield, and Karen and Deborah, at home. Friends and relatives are invited to call at their home during the afternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. McKnight were married Oct. 22, 1938 in Galesburg at the Christian Church parsonage by the late Rev. S. H. Zendt. The couple requests no gifts. Deanery Assembles In Nauvoo Missa Recitata Mass celebrated by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Christian Labonte, pastor at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Nauvoo Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock opened the fall meeting of Monmouth Deanery, National Council of Catholic Women. Mrs. Cornelius Veith, Hamilton, president, conducted the 1 o'clock business session following the noon luncheon served to 144 women at St. Peter and Paul's School in Nauvoo. Msgr. Labonte welcomed clergy and members remarking that NCCW was planned late in 1938 with parish presidents being appointed early in 1939. Rev. Heine Cieseilski, deanery moderator introduced other clergy, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael Haddigan, Macomb; Rev. Francis Oman, Abingdon; Rev: Christopher Schramm, Carthage; Rev. John Horan, St. Patrick's Parish, Galesburg and Rev. Harold Prendergast, Monmouth. Announcement was made that retreats will be conducted as usual at St. Mary's Priory, Nauvoo on four days in June, 1964. Mrs. W. B. Lynch, Monmouth, diocesan president, spoke on the various challenges to women of father Serving as the bride's only attendant was her twin sister, Mrs. James Jarrett of St. David, matron of honor, who carried a bouquet of blue and white pompons to complement her light blue brocade and satin dress worn with harmonizing brocade jacket. A mantilla comb from Spain held the handmade silk lace mantilla brought from the same country, which draped the shoulders of the bride's satin wedding gown designed with rounded neckline and bell skirt. She carried white roses and lily-of-the-valley arranged on a white Bible. Robert Williamson, Peoria, was his brother's best man. Guests were seated during the organ prelude by Ronald Williamson, Chicago, Ronald Geier, Canton, brothers of the couple, and Terry Hopkins and Jack Miller of Peoria. Reception The blue and white bridal theme was continued at the reception in the parish hall of the church. Given serving honors were Mrs. Gertrude Shoon, Canton, Mrs. Anna Schoon, Glasford, and Mrs. Phyllis Root, Savoy, 111., sister of the bridegroom. Miss Carol Gedville, the bride's foster sister, was at the guest book and gifts were arranged by Miss Rose Marie Geier, Glasford, Mrs. Helen McCloskey, Canton, Mrs.. Loretta Geier, Canton and Mrs. Charlene Williamson of Peoria. Since their return from a wedding trip to Starved Rock the (Continued on page 15) *3ndtaii C^ivic lf]u-C^omerd O^L The faculty dining room at the Student Union provided the setting for Civic Nu-Comers installation of officers. A fall motif was carried out with large yellow mums in rose bowls centered on each table. Each incoming officer was presented with a corsage of a white mum and teal bow. A tour of the college conducted by Miss Pauline White, senior, concluded the afternoon program. After the luncheon a brief welcoming address was given by Allan P. Christiansen, director of admissions at Knox College, and Harlan Hilliker, president of Civic Nu-Comers Association, Bloomington, Ind., addressed the group. Mrs. HaroIO Tanner, president, opened the business meeting and presented the gavel to Co-Hostesses Entertain Civic Newcomers Alumnae Pink, red and yellow roses floating in brandy snifters adorned the individual tables and a bouquet of zinnias and roses decorated the head table when Civic Newcomers Alumnae met Tuesday at Northgate Lanes for luncheon and an afternoon of cards. Hostesses were Mrs. Emil Hansen and Mrs. E. B. Sanders. A short business meeting was conducted by Mrs. Milton Tanzer Sr., president. She welcomed Mrs. Robert Anderson, a new member. The afternoon bridge honors were presented Mrs. Ellis Atkinson, Mrs. Harold Lashbrook and Mrs. James Burch. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! •VI Mrs. D. L. Mullin Keep It Simple Keep your cleaning equipment simple but effective for use at a summer cottage or camp. A soit drink carton can be converted to a container. Strengthen bottom and corners with plastic adhesive and stock the carry-all with a general purpose pine oil cleaner, sponges, sponge cloth and paper towels. icerA Mrs. D. L. Mullin, the newly elected president. New board members will be Mrs. R. J. Fiala, vice president; Mrs. T. S. Craig, secretary; Mrs. John Shipp, treasurer; Mrs. H. Dutell, corresponding secretary; Mrs. R. T. Williams, membership chairman; Mrs. James Swanson, night party chairman, and Mrs. Marville Aden, social chairman. Guests were Mrs. John Litchfield, Mrs. W. Manatt, Mrs. John Zakarian, Mrs. Sam Woolwine, Mrs. John Branstrator, Mrs. Mike Woods and Mrs. E. W. Portzline. Mrs. Walter Vineyard was introduced as a new member. Announce Daughter's Marriage Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pennington, 263 E. Third St., announce the marriage of their daughter, Karen Sue, to Keith Lundmark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Lundmark of Justice, m. Wedding vows were, pledged at a double ring ceremony Oct. 5 in Oak Lawn with friends and relatives from Galesburg, Justice and Oak Lawn attending. The bride was graduated from Galesburg High School in June. Mr. Lundmark was educated in Chicago schools. The couple are residing in an apartment at Bedford Park where both are employed at Argo Corn Products Plant. Mr. and Mrs. James Williamson (Miss Bernadine Geier) newlyweds are residing at 3411 Harvard, in Peoria. Mrs. Williamson, a graduate of Canton High School and Graham Hospital School of Nursing served in the Air Force Nurse Corps in Morocco, North Africa. The bridegroom was graduated from Woodruff High School, Peoria, and from Western Illinois University where he affiliated with Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity. He is attending Bradley University doing graduate study. Mr. Williamson, who served with the army in Korea, is employed as an accountant by Armour and Co. in Peoria. Former President Is Guest Mrs. A. H. Telford and Mrs. Jerry Horn of Claremont, Calif., who served as fifth presr ident of the Legion Auxiliary, were guests at the Past Presidents parley meeting Monday evening at Holiday Inn. ] Mrs. Robert Sexton, chaii> man, conducted a brief business session. Mrs. Fred Lindquist showed pictures of the American Legion Convention held in Miami, Fla., which she attended. > Hostesses for the dinner and meeting were Miss Julia Nelson, Mrs. Arthur Carrier and Mrs. E. H. Seifert. Canasta winners were Mrs'. Sexton, Mrs. A. W. Hoist, Mrs, Ralph Johnson, Mrs. Gordon iMullooly, Mrs. J. W. Cothreri 1 and Mrs. J. T. Parks. Fancy Fixers 4-H Club Has Program When Fancy Fixers 4-H Club met recently at the home of Susan Gore, 1644 S. Seminary St., officers training school was discussed. Talks were given by Christine Louderman on "Baking With Cleanliness," Lori Shimel on "How to Give a Good Talk" and Laura Schact on "Good Table Manners." After project books had been distributed a recreation period followed and refreshments were served. Miss Karen Pennington READ THE WANT ADS! Note 50th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Owen, formerly of Yates City, now residents of the Good Samaritan Home, Knoxville, will note their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22. The couple were maried in Galesburg on Oct. 22, 1913. No special event is being planned but friends may send greetings to the home. They are the parents of five children, Mrs. Albert (Leona) Doedeke, Maquon; Rolin Owen, Peoria; Merrill Owen, Maquon; Gerald Owen, Gilson and Mrs. Phyllis Ulm, Abingdon. They have 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Yl TRES QAy C/*nrx a . THE SHOE WITH THE DASHING AIR When your mood is tailored, express it dashingly: in a soft little shoe of unlined antiqued leather. Gaily square-throated and crescent-toed, with & cross-stitched trim, FASHION BOOTERY THE FINEST IN FOOTWEAR

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