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Saturday, September 16, 1972
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o rothers has systems Dr THe Morning News, Wilmrngton, Del. Saturdav. Sent. 16. 1972 7 for temper, success, love 'Arrivederci Roma' is now Hello Wilmington Jones or Humperdinck they tell me." WHEN Conti first left Italy, he came to Canada and for 14 years there he sang in clubs, on the radio and had his own weekly TV show. Finally sponsored to enter the U.S. in April this year, he decided to settle here in Wilmington as a fine central point on the eastern seaboard. Is he going to become a citizen? You bet. "Four-and-a-half years to go," says the new resident, the man who will bring music back to the Green Room. " in home economics as well as psychology ("We . were allowed to then . . ."). '. ON completing her four-year course at Cor- - nell, the then 19-year-old girl graduate applied ' for entrance at Columbia University to study six years for her doctorate in psychology. Although she scored highest of any applicant in the qualifying examination, the eager young woman ran into steely opposition from the head of Columbia's psychology department. He did everything to dissuade her from entering Columbia because she was a woman. His argument was that it would be far better if she t would cede her place to a man who will make psychology his lifetime career! This was a shock to the unhampered child or two professional persons who provided a happy family life for their daughters. Dr. Brothers said she always had planned to combine a career with marriage and family. In fact, when she entered Columbia she already was engaged to Milton Brothers, medical stu-dent. Before either had finished their professional preparation they were married. Lisa came later, but not much later. To the consternation of her Columbia psychology professors, Dr. Brothers was "ready-to-pop" pregnant when she appeared for the long, tedious final oral exam in late May of 1953. "Lisa was born in July, three weeks prematurely." she said. "Her birth probably was hastened by the ordeal of that oral examination." She postponed her career five years to concentrate on being a mother. ALTHOUGH Dr. Joyce Brothers has won the battle of discrimination against women in her ' own career, she is well aware others of her sex -still have a long way to go. Perhaps the trait that strikes one the most about this remarkable woman is her complete naturalness, her readiness to listen to others ' and her pleasure at finding faithful fans everywhere. The waitress at the press luncheon thanked Dr. Brothers for her "sneaker and-garage-door" advice. "My goodness, you remember that? It must , have been 10 years ago," said Dr. Brothers. Then to her luncheon companions: "I don't know whether I said it on my radio or TV show or in a column, but I told someone who called in that one good way to let off steam is to throw an old sneaker against the garage ! door. It makes a nice loud squishy sound and ' you feel much better." With that, Dr. Brothers asked her interview- . ers if they had any special way of working off a temper. No one came up with anything better than the Brothers System. By Betty Burroughs "I'm in the people business," Dr. Joyce Brothers said somewhat superfluously. She was making the point that, as a "Success Seminar" panelist at Philadelphia's Spectrum Tuesday night, her concern is human values and how they add up to happiness in business, in love, in marriage, in life. "I'm interested in how people relate to one another. I'm not interested in sales," she explained at a press luncheon this week. Perhaps the best-known psychologist in the United States, if not the world, Dr. Brothers never has had a private practice since earning her doctorate from Columbia University. , That her professional career was launched by her stunning performance on television's $64,-000 Question is a sparkling success story of our era. Since then Dr. Brothers' private practice has been the public the millions, reached by TV and radio shows and newspaper and magazine columns. THE sem'nar on which Dr. Brothers is appearing is sponsored by Success Systems of Glenside, Pa., and is booked for The Spectrum in Philadelphia next Monday and Tuesday nights at 8. Dr. Brothers, thft only woman panelist, will share the stage Tuesday night with television personality Art Linkletter whose program also flourished on person-to-person appeal. Linkletter is a replacement for Ralph Nader, a last-minute withdrawal from the seminar. The other two panelists featured Monday night are Dr. Kenneth McFarland, educational consultant for General Motors, and Dr. Herbert True, psychologist, sales motivator and author. Dr. Brothers' advance visit to Philadelphia this week had a twofold purpose: to plug her new book which is being released Sept. 26, and to promote the seminar. The popular psychologist's first venture in writing outside the public media is titled, "The Brothers System for Liberated Love and Marriage." THE title capsulizes her seminar subject. It also projects the philosophy of this happily-married professional who labels herself as the Liberated Woman. Ever so subtly this small, dainty and very pretty psychologist draws the line between Liberated Woman and Women's Liberation. "I'm very much for some aims of the movement," she said, "such as equal pay for equal work." Dr. Brothers said the prevalent contention of male employers that women take more time off from work because of illness is statistically untrue. "Women's absenteeism from work Is much lower," she said, adding that women "don't get ill as much as men. When something is wrong women do something about it. Even if it's just a little thing." Men, on the other hand, avoid seeking medical help or counseling, she said. "They'll let it go until they're flat on their backs. Then they have to be away from work for six weeks," said this gentle expert in the behavior. "Women are more likely to quit," she agreed, "but only in the lower-paying jobs. The quitting rate of men on the same pay level is just as high." DR. Brothers, a petite five-foot, wore a bright red, short-jacketed suit (skirt type) at the informal press conference. Her gaily-figured blosue, pert coiffure, gracious manner and soft voice accented the feminine. , She spoke of the growing stress on intiutioti for better human relationships. "Not the ESP kind of intuition," she said, "but sensitivity to others. Intuition is something men and women possess equally. It's a myth that women alone have intuitive powers. Everyone has it in varying degrees. Only in-.fants and very small children are truly intuitive." Dr. Brothers laughingly disclosed that the introduction to her book by her husband, Dr. Milton Brothers, has stirred lively comment among those with advance copies. "He told me it would," she said of her internist husband who calls himself the Male Chauvinist Pig half of their liberated marriage. ' ' SHE does not agree with his self-analysis, and she is the psychologist of this union that has produced a daughter, Lisa, now 19 and enrolled at Princeton University. Lisa Brothers, tall and dark like her father, plans to be an internist like her father. Mother, naturally, has no objection. The former Joyce Bauer, born and brought up in New York City which still is her home, feels that her own early lfe conditioned her for,, the role of Liberated Woman. Both her parents were and still are attorneys who practice together. They are Bauer & Bauer, Morris and Estelle. Dr. Brothers also has a younger sister, Elaine Goldsmith, who, after marriage and three children, has returned to law practice in Somerville, N.J. Joyce Bauer, a whiz in school as well as later on the $64,000 Question, skipped several grades to land at Cornell University as a freshman at the age of 15. "I chose Cornell because it had the best home economics department," she said. The renowned woman psychologist, majored By Eleanor Goetz When the Green Room of the Hotel DuPont opens again next week for regular Friday and Saturday night dinner, there will be a new sound of music in the room. Aldo Conti will be there. Aldo Conti of Palermo, Mil-ario, Roma, Montreal and now Wilmington, is a . singer of what he calls "romantic" songs to distinguish them from the currernt pop crop. Actually he loves to do songs from the musical theatre, from operetta, and when the audience feels right to him, he just might do a spot of Puccini or Verdi. Conti accompanies himself on the organ although he started out in Italy as a pianist. He reminisced a little about the early years in Italy. "During the war, the Fascists prohibited any American songs, but as soon as the war was over, everybody was singing them." THE first American ballad he ever learned was "Fuma Negli Occhi" or to you, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." And when at the age of 16, Conti entered and won a regional, then a national contest conducted by Italian radio, he threw over a planned law career and became a professional singer. " He has a big thing with his audience, Conti says, "a bridge" which he needs and likes. "When I get big applause, I get goose pimples." (That phrase said with a gentle Italian accent has a charm all its own.) . ' The rest of the Conti's are in Wilmington, too Mrs. Conti, the 16-year old-son, and twin daughters, 14, "My children are my, best audience," Conti beams. ; "Better than Tom Stiff Photo by Al Connell Alda Conti SECTION II NOW OPEN! Home medicinal remedies tag onto health food boom, with aid for liver, lovemaking By Al Martinez Los Angeles Times Presented By . . . Ik THE MA6NESS CORPORATION what appears to be a revival 'of home medicinal remedies. The same stores that stock granola cookies and sesame sticks now have shelves loaded with herbal teas and an impressive variety of publica-t i o n s dealing with their healing powers. A LOS Angeles publisher says the sale of his home remedy books has increased by 50 per cent in the past year alone, and one dealing with herbal medicines is selling a News Service LOS ANGELES - For those, who believe that ginseng root will increase their sexual capacity, the associate dean of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy has some disconcerting news. It won't. But the so-called "queen of herbs" from the Orient-ranging in price up to $32 an ounce is a giant seller in ALL NEW. MODELS! VISIT WITH US . . . SEE FOR YOURSELF of years, beginning just after the astrology boom faded. PEOPLE have indulged in some unusual medicines over the years. Among them: Onions to protect against the common cold. Vinegar to thin the blood. Honey for diabetes. Garlic for high blood pressure. Footbaths for painful menstrual periods. But B r a d y cautions that some of the same remedies employed throughout hsitory have proved consequential. Chief among the more successful ones was foxglove tea, brewed from a garden plant and used by old wives in the treatment of dropsy; a plant that turned out to be digitalis, one of the important drugs in the treatment of heart disease. Another is "insanity root" from a flower that grows on the distant slopes of the Himalayasa root used in India to treat the mentally disturbed. The root is known now as re-s e r p i n e , a valuable tranquilizer and antihypertensive agent. THERE are others. But for all of the digitalises, reser-pines, quinines, penicillins and other folk remedies that evolved into modern drugs, there is always a hen-dung-and-hog-fat concoction for application on nursing mothers that did nothing but make the baby sick. "Why, hell," says Brady, "there's even a whole book on the medical virtues of drugs made from the unicorn horn, and the unicorn doesn't even exist! . God only , knows what people were taking as dicinal, ginseng has also been touted in cures for colds, coughs, constipation and inflammation of the urinary tract. Brady insists that is isn't much good for anything, despite extraordinary claims made down the long centuries. "The most it will do," he says with a shrug, "is help your appetite. But a sexual stimulant it is not." At Wagner's Health Food Market in suburban Venice, one if the dozens in southern California, you can buy ginseng root in powder, capsule, liquid or natural form. APIECE of "heaven grade" a prime section of the root costs $32; but the price goes down to as little as $4. Ed Wagner, the 25-year-old owner of Wagner's, carefully avoids making any medical claims for the products he stocks. The Food and Drug Administration, he confides, pays considerable attention to health food stores. A book sold in the store-May Bethel's "The Healing Power of Herbs" is less reluctant to discuss the curative powers of Golden Seal. This root, says the author flatly, is good for everything from liver trouble to ringworms. Melvin Powers, president of Wilshire Books, also handles a half-dozen other titles dealing with what he calls "nature's medicines." "This is more than just a fad," he insists. "All of our books of this type have been selling well for the past couple Drug Information Action Line mm THE WEXFORD Colonial Two Story located in a beautiful surrounding of tall trees, gently sloping hillsides and gentle curing roads. Four bedrooms, 2Vi baths, family room, living room, dining room, two-car garage and ground level basement. Huge front porch tops out an absolutely gorgeous home in a typical Brandywine Hundred setting. IN ADDITION to the recognized value and superior construction of a "Built By Magness" House the purchase price includes such deluxe extras as: CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING ALUMINUM STORM WINDOWS AND SCREENS WASlliiR AND DRYER CARPETING DISHWASHER DISPOSAL CUSTOM VANITIES IN BATHS DELUXE MIRRORS AND CHESTS IN BATHS IMPORTED ITALIAN CERAMIC TILE BATHS All this makes up to your "Complete House" immediate delivery being offered. thousand copies a week and is already past 200,000. There is even a book on what herbs to give your dog. Dean Edward S. Brady, who in addition to his position at USC is president of the Cali-f o r n i a Pharmaceutical Association, regards the revival of folk medicine as a spinoff of the organic food boom an effort by America's young people to return to a "natural" way of life. "I suspect that another part of the revival is a result of our wanting something to believe in," he adds. "People are dissatisfied with modern medicine, untested drugs and the physician's search for money. They just don't think doctors care anymore." THIS isn't the first time around for ginseng. Known for thousands of years by the Chinese as an "elixir of life" and a herb that "fills the heart with hilarity," the snakelike root pops up periodically as an aphrodisiac. While its popular application seems more social than me Hi DIAL training new volunteers DIAL, the Drug Information Action Line, is holding a training session for volunteers to man its telephones. Applications are now being accepted for the sessions to be lllld Tuesday nights, Sept. 19, 26, and Oct. 3 and 10, from ,7 to 10:30. Interested persons should call the DIAL number to arrange an interview. ViJSWel'n , k MAGNESS MODEL HOMES OPEN: Fri.-Sat. Noon-6 P.M. Sun.-Thurs. Noon-8 P.M. DIRECTIONS: From 202 Cowd Pike : turn East on Del Rt. 11 Noomons Hood'1. 1 Vj miles to Dartmouth Woods Hood Turn left and Mow signs to models. front 1-95: At Noomons Road Exit, turn West on Del lit. 92, 3 miles to Dortmooth Woods Rood. Turn right ond follow signs to model, COIFOXATION

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