Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 2, 1961 · Page 94
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 94

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 2, 1961
Page 94
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"A woman looking for a job realizes that her best qualifications for getting employment are based on experience. If she's worked a long time ami has u great deal of experience, she may be faced with a dilemma. The employer might discriminate against her because she's over 40," Miss Cole man explains. The Marks of Time These problems don't exist any more in New York, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Alaska where there are laws barring age discrimination in jobs. In other states many women, am! men too, lose out in work opportunities because they are over 40. The woman concerned about her age and a job can amend the tclllale marks of time with a little care in makeup, according to Virginia Graham, coast-to coast radio personality. Virginia, who is frankly 47, thinks that if a woman keeps looking youthful, nobody's going to discriminate against her in search of a job or a husband. "There's no reason why u woman need let her age depress her. There arc plenty of beauty preparations and hair dyes around to keep her looking ageless. All this affectation about youth is very unbecoming." Miss Graham feels especially conscious of nge, but in a positive way: 'Ten years ago I was upcrated on for cancer. Now, years after successful surgery, I'm grateful to God for every year of life. I now accept age with pride and not as.a burden." Women over 30 who are unmarried sometimes feel the pressure of age more than their married sisters. For these girls, Miss Graham suggests honesty. "If I were over 30, unmarried and attractive, I would let people think it was my choice to be single. The kind of man I want wouldn't be affected by age anyway, but if someone is cruel enough to ask, 'how old,' turn the situation into a joke." Women who count backwards with each birthday arc not to blame, they are just victims of social pressures. It's society's fault. Dr. Lena Irvine, well known psychiatrist, blames much of the overemphasis on youth on immature judgment. "If society's attitude would change from admiration for youth to appreciation of women at each age group, we'd all be healthier for it." Once you begin to lie, you're always lying. It starts with the harmless alteration of the date of graduation from school, next comes the shift in job experience, and from then on you're always revising dates. That favorite song of yours? Forget it; if you're going to lie about your age, it's a dead giveaway. Those pesky friends of your mother's who knew you when? You'll run into one only after you've lied tn the companion you're with. And try to stop that blabbermouth from saying you're (he same age as her daughter, "48, isn't it, dear?" Be Your Age Start lying and you start running-from old classmates, old neighbors, old friends. It doesn't pay. Grow up and be your age and be proud of it. That ancient Creek philosopher Plato once said that "every age has its pleasures, its styles of wit and its own ways." Borrowing a little more of his sage counsel, he also pointed out that "he who is calm and happy by nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite dts- 'position bot* youth and age are equally a burden." · O Reasons It Pays To Serve Heinz Baby Foods Just turn to open . . . turn to reseal · No more annoying bent lids JF^^JSa You can see Heinz freshness . . . before you buy Exclusive airtight reseal protects unused food, helps prevent spoiling Foods heat quickly, uniformly You needn't dirty a single dish Heinz Research Is Your Assurance Of Finest Quality At Low Cost · To bring your baby the best baby foods in the most convenient packages, scientists are constantly at work in the new Heinz Research Center, one of the wonders of the modern nutritional world. HEINZ Baby Foods Only Heinz hn screw-on caps «i all Strained and Junior Foods.

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