The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 134
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 134

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 24, 1968
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edited by LLOYD SHEARER ID PARADE'S SPECIAL rare mm MM Kir www IV BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED. PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES ABOUT THIS COLUMN. urnnnrn aim since .tMUffi)H.U Jan. 1. 1967, the number DRAFT BOARDS of Negroes on draft boards or - ) I I ;M J fat, starch, or alcohol. Why did Elizabeth Hughes embark on so rigorous a diet? Was she losing her husband? Was she in danger of losing his respect or affection and her children's as well? Governor Hughes says: "That had nothing to do with it. I loved her when she was fat because of her character, her intelligence, her sense of humor. And I love her now when she's thin because of the same reasons. "Mrs. Hughes started to diet because she's a diabetic, and the doctors warned her that she had to lose weight or face the consequences. Since she's the mother of ten children--that's how many we have in the family, and the youngest is 5 she decided to .diet. It wasn't easy. She went for three and four days at a stretch eating nothing, starving, and that takes courage. I can't tell you how proud we all are of her." The Governor and New Jersey's First Lady met 15 years ago when they were both widowed. He had four children by his first wife, and she had three sons. Since then they've added three more, including Tommy who suffers from congenital cataracts and is legally considered blind. Now that she's down to 130, Elizabeth Hughes is determined never again to get beyond 133. "I live, in a different world," she explains, "than the one I used to live in. I can move faster now, breathe easier, walk farther and faster. And absolutely nothing shopping, housekeeping is the hard chore it once was." has increased at least 300 percent. There are now 854 Negroes scattered among 4092 local draft boards in 50 states, plus Guam, The Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, and New York City, which has an additional Selective Service headquarters. As of October, 1968, according to Selective Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., the following states had no Negro draft board members: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, plus Guam, and The Canal Zone. Pennsylvania has the most Negro draft board members with 65. Michigan comes next with 63, followed by Illinois, 58; California, 47; New York City, 44. Since June 30, 1967, when Congress passed the Military Selective Service Act, 92 women have been appointed to draft boards. Prior to that date, the law prohibited women from serving on draft boards. CHARGE IT "n tfm determine in exact figures the cost of student riots both in this country and abroad. In Paris, however, the director of the Conservatory School of Dramatic Art returned the other day and found on his desk a telephone bill. It covered phone calls made by striking French students who had occupied his office for a few days. One outstanding item: $4100 for long distance calls to Peking, China. RIGOROUS DIET PAYS OFF: "I LIVE IN A DIFFERENT WORLD.' MRS. HUGHES PAST Last year Mrs. Elizabeth a Size 12, weighs 100 pounds less. How did she get her weight down to 130? Willpower plus a fantastic diet which includes two bananas a week, three ounces of meat or broiled chicken a day, a salad without dressing, and all the low calorie soft drinks she can imbibe. Mrs. Hughes is also forbidden to consume salt, AIID PRESE1IT to Gov. Richard Hughes of New Jersey, suffered the somewhat dubious distinction of weighing more than any other governor's wife. She weighed 230pounds. Today Elizabeth Hughes, PARADE NOVEMBER 24, 18

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