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I 2A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, March29, 1973 Only Woman Senator ..... The Burr Oak United Methodist Church was the scene of the affirmation of wedding vows for Rev. and Mrs. C. Milton Lenz on their 25th wedding anniversary. They invited couples in the congregation to join them in their affirmation of wedding VOWS. New wedding rings were exchanged by Rev. and Mrs. Lenz with their son, John, being the ring bearer. Their son and daughter, Douglas and LaLana, were the ushers. In closing the service Rev. and Mrs. Lenz sang a duet, "The King of Love My Shepherd Is" by Shelly. Following the service a reception was given by the church women in the Fellowship hall of the church. Cake was served with the ladies of the church furnishing sheet cakes. As the big anniversary cake was cut, Rev. Lenz sang "When I Have Sung My Song." Many gifts were received by the couple. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and 'Mrs. Fred Lenz, Steve Lenz, Bradley Demaret, Mr. and Mrs. Don Lenz, Mrs. Jean Dowell and Tracey, Karen Dowell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Drach, Tandy and Darrin Drach, all from Dodge City, Kan. Rev. and Mrs. Lenz were married March 21, 1948, in Christian Women's Fellowships Meets Christian Women's Fellowship met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. George Cosand. Mrs. Cosand conducted a short business session. A report from a supper sponsored by a fertilizer firm was given and the mother-daughter banquet was discussed. Sixteen were in attendance. Mrs. James McCormick gave the devotions and Mrs. Clap Morris gave an interesting lesson on Rhodesia. The April meeting will be with Mrs. Earl Garman. MiSS Thompson Honored Monday Terry Lea Thompson was honored at a bridal shower Monday evening at the Security National Bank Community room. Fifteen guests were present. Games were played after which the bride-to-be opened her gifts. Mrs. Dean Ehlers was hostess, assisted by Mrs. Dale Ehlers. Cupcakes, coffee, tea, nuts and mints were served. Miss Thompson will become the bride of Dan Scott on April 7. Mrs. Combs Hostess To Mothers' Club The Superior Mothers' Study Club met March 8 at the home of Mrs. Michael Combs. Mrs. hmnie Basart was assisting hostess. Fourteen members were present. Mrs. 0. F. Crispin was The program, "Adoption," hostess to Circle 3 with Mrs. M. was presented by Specialist J. Rhoads as assisting hostess. Rebecca Seibolt of the Nine members were present. Nebraska Children's Home in Mrs. George Johnson presided. Omaha. Mrs. Russell McCord gave the devotions and Mrs. Rhoads the The next meeting will be April Least Coin ceremony. The 19 at the home of Mrs. Lloyd lesson was presented by Mrs. Swihart. Kenneth Teachworth. IlL A .dlL Jllb. A .dmL ,.m~ .Jllk "dllk A A A "IL A A a A ,dlllL A ,dllllffi A Four To Serve You * Terri Berney * Donna Oldham * Pat Schuster By Laura Divin tile Senate floor which she feels are not in the (Kansas City Star Staff Member) best interest of her urban constituency, such as i ,.,4 Senator Jan Meyers (R-Overland Park) was her opposition to the Republican leadership- involved in trying to make a point to fellow backed school fianance plan. committee members when she noted: "Here we "My philosophy is that you have to think to are, a group of 40 men..." have good statewide programs, but you can't Then she caught herself, bringing laughter divorce yourself from the district. from men senators on the Senate Federal and "I try to vote my conscience, and I have never :: Slate Affairs Committee. "I mean, of men and a found that gives me any problems. I don't think ........ Dodge City, Kan. They had a woman," she said, laughing, too. of myself as a maverick or as a person who has double wedding with Mr. andThe statement was a slip, but a point well to line up." Mrs. Robert Osborn, now of taken. In a legislative world of 39 men, Sen. Jan Mrs. Meyers has taken a firm stand on matters Meyers the state's only woman senator, fits in relating to women this session, including Everett, Wash. Mrs. Osborn is quite well. positions on abortion and the Equal Rights the former Mary Cobb, sister of "Anytime you are the only one of anything, Amendment. Mrs. Lenz. Mrs. Lenz is the there is that difference." Senator Meyers said in "I don't think anyone would say they are former Lois Cobb. Both Rev .......... and Mrs. Lenz were raised ina recent interview. "It takes a little while to proabortion. It is a difficult decision and only become one of the group. But it is happening, I'm made in extreme cases. But for those extreme ~ the Dodge City area and at- becoming one of the group." cases the option should be open to the woman and tended the Dodge City schools. But she was quick to point out: "Certainly not it should be a medical decision. ": ~,~,. one of the boys, but one of the group. "I have great respect for those against "People talk to me about bills and ask my abortion, for their compassion. But I feel the support--the same way they do to all other woman is involved here and those options should members of the Senate. I think they value my be open to her when she needs them." opinion, certainly as much as that of any other She supported a liberalized abortion bill, which freshman senator." passed the Senate, to bring Kansas law into Her first year in the Kansas Senate, which compliance with the U. S. Supreme Court's SP$ RICHARD MUELLER, left, is pictured with Officer Robert J. Ickes, as he decision, another five years at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. He will have 12 weeks of schooling at Fort Mrs. Meyers noted was "a little like jumping on "I felt if we didn't bring Kansas law into a moving train," has been an issue-oriented one, and will then be stationed at Karlsrhue, Germany. SP5 Mueller is the son of Mr. with the death penalty, abortion and school compliance, we would be leaving ourselves in Mueller of Nelson. finance all taking a spotlight. But the senator limbo," she noted. from Johnson County feels she was somewhat "We can't abdicate our responsibility toward Davenport Has prepared by her experiences in local govern- the kind of constitution that will provide equal ment. She was the first woman to be elected to rights," she said. "We have to keep in mind that 61st Bi rthda y the Overland Park City Council, and served for the Equal Rights Amendment de':sn't just Girl Scout Night five years, two of those years as president. She is pertain to our state. It is a national matter. In a past president of the board of directors of the some states a woman can't get a loan without a The 61st birthday of Girl League of Kansas Municipalities, and a past- cosigner, can't take out a mortgage, can't serve Scouting was celebrated in 'chairwoman of the board of the Mid-America on jury duty. Kansas really has been very good Davenport March 23 with Girl A homemaker who tours emphasis is being Regional Council. She also has served as a as far as women are concerned." Mrs. Myers Seout Night held at the Library. "Homemaking Unlimited" enabling the elderly Sa Ily Jansen Is member of the board of the National League of related. "But the other states just aren't taking There were 45 guests and 32 girl during its stay in Nuckolls independently in care Future Bride Of Cities, and as legislative chairman of the Mental care of it." Scouts present. County may see ideas that could and home. Health Association. She is currently on the board Women have been left out of government, the Flag ceremony was con- save her 67 miles of walking per The program is Hugh Westphal I i I of the Johnson County Water Resources senator feels, "partly because they have been ducted by Brownie Troop 97. year, in preparation of just one this area by the Association and of the Kansas Council on Crime discouraged. The Brownies also had a skit meal a day. Nebraska, College of Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. and Delinquency (he was a founder). "There is a little discrimination, but it is and sang "Desperado." "Homemaking Unlimited," a Economics, Jensen of Superior announce The petite senator said she became involved in lessening. There are just some people who Mrs. Ed Ficken, neighborhood traveling display for tension Service, the engagement of their government because she didn't understand it. haven't changed their attitudes yet." chairman, welcomed the group, homemakers with physical Federal. daughter, Sally Ann, to Hugo "When we moved to Johnson County about 16 In positions of government, one needs an Cadette Scouts, Troop 43, limitation, will be in Nelson Homemakers are Westphal III, son of Mr. and years ago, I had a very hard time understanding ability to work with people in a friendly, non- explained the meaning of the April 4 and in Superior April 5 instruction in Mrs. Hugo Westphal, jr., of the government. It is so confusing there. There emotional way, to be able to absorb a tremen- Girl Scout pin by breaking it up and 6. removing barriers Superior. Mr. Westphal is were a number of small cities and school dous amount of information, and to be able to put into different parts. Junior The unit will be at the front of home which hinder currently attending Central districts, and on top of this a private water this together and make a logical decision, the Scouts, Troop 41, had two the Police Station in Superior activities. For Nebraska Technical College at district, separate fire districts, sanitary sewers senator said. puppet shows entitled "Punch from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and reorganization of Hastings. handled by the county and storm sewers by the "There is no reason women can't do this as and Judy" and "Charlie on the north side of the ?~W utensils and No wedding date has been set. city." well as men." Brown." They also had choral Auditorium at Nelson from 9:30 efficient work centerS She joined the League of Women Voters and Mrs. Meyers encourages women to run for reading "Hiwiatha." a.m. to 4:30 p.m. miles of walking. Presbyterian became "more and more involved and more and elective office, such as the Senate. They also Mrs. George Bauer, cookie Any person is invited to tour Any m Circles Meet more interested" in government. Although Mrs. should make it known they are interested in chairman, presented the Scout the unit. It is specifically County~ Wednesday Meyers said she receives comments and letters appointive positions, she said.from each troop who had sold designed to help persons with would like an from women who say "they are very glad I'm When she was elected to the Overland Park the most CooKmS with a cookie limitations such as heart view the unit and The Circles of the First here," she said she also has received a City Council, there weren't any women in poster. Those receiving posters disease, high blood pressure, rehabilitation U n i t e d P r es by t e r i a n tremendous amount of support from men, government. When she left there was a woman were Brownie Linda Bethke, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, write or call the Association met Wednesday. particularly from her colleagues on govern- on every board except one, and three of them Junior Robin Henkel, Cadette stroke and amputation, or County Extension Circle I met at the home of mental bodies on which she has served,were 50 percent women. One woman was a Janene Becwar and Seniors below normal physical Mrs. C. A. VanNortwick with "I think they felt I had acted very much in the chairman. Kathy Benker and Cindy energies. Entertains Mrs. Everett Stenson as public interest," she said. "I don't take credit for that," said Mrs. Myers, Dumler. The Commission of Aging is Rock Woman'S assisting hostess. That interest is expressedinwhatMrs. Meyers who doesn't regard herself as some kind of Fund drive funds were ex- now funding part of our Mrs. Herbert Atkins presided calls "people legislation--legislation that is in no symbol for women. "I was just kind of a plained by Mrs. Ray Karnatz. program so special emphasis is Mrs. Eugene at the meeting with eight way geared to private interests, but very much spokesperson and reminder that there are Senior Troop No. 140 was in being put on the elderly. New hostess to the members and Miss Geraldinein the public interest. I am here as a represen- women available for these positions, charge of a panel discussion Woman's Club Kauffman, Mrs. Jack Hortontative of John Q. Public, because he can't be "As a matter of public interest, I fee] there explaining scouting. The Lovewell Club ternoon. Six member~ and Mrs. Lloyd Davis, as here." should be more women in the Senate," she said evening was closed with all Girl Meets Thursday guest, Mrs. guests. " She describes herself as a senator "par- "Women constit~e 52 percent of the population. Scouts singing Taps. ~ . answered roll Mrs. Harry Graham gave the ticularly interested in the needs of children and I think women would like more representationvf Bro~ie Troop No. 97 ma0e~ Lovewell Service Club met at Simmons was m devotions from the year Book of youth, and home rule, and a city-oriented person their own sex. As long as they feel that way, they is Mrs. Allen Boss and Mrs. the home of Mrs. Henry Smies devotions and Prayer. who wants to stay close to her constituency." ought to have it~that way." Robert Samsula, is leader of Thursday. Ten members and program. Mrs. Mrs. Bert Ackley gave the Although she said she is a realist, she has Senator Meyers is the daughter of Mr. and Junior Troop No. 41. Mrs. three guests, Mrs. Winifred will be hostess at Least Coin ceremony, "This Is strayed from party lines in opposing issues on Mrs. H. M. Crilly of Superior. Kenneth Benker and Mrs. Smies, Mrs. Lucy Cutshaw and meeting. There will My World." ~ Charlie DeVore are leaders of Peggy Marr, were present,exchange. Mrs. Ed Schaer presented the Mrs. Tay Ior Shows had been written by the late Mrs. Combs, Baby Cadette Troop No. 43 and Senior President Mrs. Dwight Marr lesson from a United Nations Slides Of Hawaii Mrs. Dee Shank. Mrs. Langer Troop No. 140 is led by Mrs. presided at the meeting. Mrs. Thursday, report on Apratheid and also displayeda quilt whichhad Honored Sunday Kenneth Dumler. Bill Smies had devotionals and The Superior chapter five from the Concern The Women's Society of the been pieced, embroidered and Mrs. oonn Combs ana Amber entertainement. Mrs. Johnscrip(ion rates iS.00 a magazine, "Christians Stir Webber Church met Wednesday quilted by the early members of Lee were honored at a babyHere April 5 Ayers won the games. advance in Nebraska~1 Things Up." afternoon in the Church parlors, the club. shower at the home of Mrs. Don Bernard Blair brought a guess ~.0o a year elsewhere ta The spring Presbyterial Mrs. Paul Rathbun and Mrs. The next meeting will be April Willett Sunday evening. Games The social securitybox and it was guessed by Mrs. states, Ten cents par Second class meeting will be held at North Gene Purcell were hostesses. 13 with Mrs. Marvin Webber. were played and the guest of representative of the Hastings Clarence Jensby. The hostess Superior, Nebraska. Platte on April 11. The next Mrs, Ivan Warren was the The hostesses served refresh- honor opened her gifts. Fifteen office will be at the Security served delicious refreshments, weekly by the Superior eircle meeting will be heldwith program leader. Mrs. Dalements, guests were present. Mrs. National Bank Community The April meeting will meet Company, inc., at ~al Dennis Combs assisted the Room in Superior Thursday, with Mrs. Charles Swanson. Street, Superior, Mrs. J. B. Wilton and Mrs. Taylor showedslideswhich she Webber Homemakers hostess. April S, froml0a.m, tol2noon. Frank Kubat, hostesses, had taken while she was in Circle 2 met with Mrs. John Hawaii. Meeting Tuesday McNulty and Mrs. Jack Hughes. Mrs. Clare Roe Club Meets At Webber Homemakers Ex- presided. Seven members were Frerichs Home tension Homemakers Unit met present, with Mrs. Clarence Jensby Mrs. Jack Maywood gave the The Valley View Club met Tuesday. Eleven members O devotions and least coin Fridaywith Mrs. GeneFrerichs answered roll call with an ceremony. The lesson was given with Mrs. Glenn Hutt assisting "Irish Joke." The lesson, "Your by Mrs. McNulty. hostess. Fifteen were present. Changing Clothing Market," Mrs. Frerichs conducted the was presented by Mrs. Clarence business meeting. Jensby. The April meeting will Mrs. Carl Langer gave an be withMrs. Ernest Andreasen. K~ interesting account of the The lesson, "Grandparents," nny Rhea = Valley View Club from the time will be given by Mrs. Charlie ~ p,~ tO 1 LIB~ it was organized in 1915 which Russell. ! GUESTS WITH MEMBERS ! 9 p.m. to I a.m. Dance To 1"he Mu=ic of Tommy's Swing Sounds P MEMBERS AND GUESTS WELCOME American Legion Hall A Man Alone Deshler, Nebraska His Mountains His Peace His Great Hunts pril I With Atl That * Diane Hines It Should Have Bobby Mills Been Different Blue River Gang Eat from 6 to 8 p.m.-Dance from 8 to 12 p.m. Now Thru Tuesday 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. RegularAdmission I Admission agon Dance Children $1 Dance Cl~dl and Eat $2 =50 under 12 only ~1 SHOW TIMES n n .,u,., 'and SUNDAY ......... 2:00 SUNDAY EVENING .,.~1~ Ruskin, ..=.,s .... ....,= Open Monday through Saturday 8 to 5:30 p.m. Phone 879-3411 Pat Schuster, Owner 113 West Third Superior, Neb. di,lW v V V v v v v ,w~ V v -,w v v v V v v v v,m,