The Fresno Bee The Republican from Fresno, California on April 30, 1970 · Page 30
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The Fresno Bee The Republican from Fresno, California · Page 30

Fresno, California
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Thursday, April 30, 1970
Page 30
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S-B Thursday, Aoril 30, 1970 THE FRESNO BEE 'People Are So Very Lonesome Bare voith Flair B ANDO Soft leather bands . . . on cushiony platform with Penaijo's exclusive Play Arch construction. So much new and now styling and foot-pamp- PENALJO PATENTED PtAY ARCH OPENFR1. N1TES'T1L9 Larry White OPEN DAILY 9:30 TO 5:30 P.M. LARRY WHITE'S FAMILY SHOES 3038 NO. CEDAR AT SHIELDS By Linda Koch .Those of us who have hitched our dreams on a star or wooed by moonlight may have been doing the right thing. Countess Maria Graciette of Los Angeles, noted author and speaker, maintains the stars and the moon affect a person's sex life. Author of "Astrology and Your Sex Life," Countess Graciette is in Fresno as keynote speaker for the Optimist Club's "Friend of the Boy" banquet this evening. Her topic: "The Importance of Youth Today in Becoming the Man of Tomorrow." The countess is a firm be- liever in astrology, ESP and psychophenoma, w h i c h s h e says are serious hobbies for her. She also is well credentialed to speak on today's youth. She is a member of LA Mayor Sam Yorty's Human Relations Committee; she is chairman of the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department's annual Festival of Friendship; member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Businesswomen's Council, and vice president of Propylaens Society which gives, scholarships for cultural arts students. "I lead seven lives in seven different societies," the coun- Countess Maria Graciette Bee Pholo Fun clothes tor a junior's fun season! High-spirited culotte dresses for Penneys favorite people! A saucy duo sporting double colors, double textures -- crisp white acetate sharkskin teamed with polyester knits of blue, maize, mint or lilac. Ascot culotte, 5 to 13. Wing collar culotte, sizes 1 to 11, *9 Like it... charge it! CMWlMff THE DRESS PLACE Former Fresnans, Mr. a n d Mrs. Martin J. Duchscherer of Hamilton, Mont., are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Ann, to Melvin P. Schneider Jr., son of the Melvin P. Schneiders of Madera. The engaged man is an alumnus of Madera High School and the California Polytechnic College .in San Luis Obispo. A July 25th wedding in Seattle, Wash., is being planned. PENNEYS, FRESNO - CHARGE IT! Open MONDAY and FRIDAY Nights 'Til 9, SUNDAY 12 to 5 By Amy Vanderbilt DEAR MISS VANDERBILT: Our class reunion at the end of June will be the first get- together since high school graduation. The former class president wil! act as host and he has assigned me to be hostess. I am single and don't expect to be escorted for that evening. I am not a dancer, so you can see my reason for concern. I am thrilled at the honor of being hostess, but I want to do it all graciously, including being properly dressed.--N.J.M., Norfolk, Va. AS HOSTESS YOU should dress as nicely as anyone; in other words, wear a cocktail dress on the restrained side. Do not worry about going unescorted.; I am sure many other women there will be single. You will have invitations to dance, of course, as each man should seek to dance at least once with the hostess. Just thank each person and say simply, "I don't dance." You have time, however, to take some dancing lessons between now and June and I warmly recommend this. Copyduht i'#o, Los Angeles Times less explained. "Astrology and ESP are not my business. It is something I am interested in -- something I have done since I was a child." The countess is a columnist for Grafica, an American family magazine written'in Spanish. She also appears on a weekly television series in Los Angeles, a bilingual program called the Song of the People. In her book, "Astrology and Your Sex Life," the countess maintains the vibration of each sign is important in romance and sex. She explains which signs of the Zodiac are compatible with each other. "The moon affects the sea and the growth of the fruit, the trees and the wine," the countess said. "So, it also affects us as people the same way. "The daily horoscopes that are run in the newspapers are fine for amusements, but for a good astrologer it takes about 60 hours to make a horoscope for one person. "This is a serious science. And I don't believe in those computerized horoscopes -they forget the soul of the person. "You see," she continued, "we cannot make people machines . . . you must chart the stars. A person can control his life with the things he knows about himself." The countess, who once was Miss Portugal, holds degrees from a number of theological schools and is founder of the Maria National Creative Womanhood Foundation. She arrived in the United States in 1960. Married and the mother of 8-year-old Gigi, the attractive countess explains her love for ESP and parapsychology: "My life is people. I like to help people. "People are so very lonesome -- each person is a world unto himself. More and more people are not as skeptical about these sciences as they once were." And the countess offers proof to substantiate the authenticity of her gift for ESP: "On a Thursday, Sharon Tate (the actress who was murdered) called me and said she wanted to talk to me. She said she was frightened she was going to lose her baby and her iife. "I told her to be very care- ful until Saturday when we would meet for a consultation. That night she was killed." The countess _also admits-her ESP has helped her in her own family life. And if it were utilized appropriately, she said, it could be used to prevent and solve crime. According to Countess Graciette, the Apollo 13 M i g h t would never have left the ground had an astrologer been consulted -- the stars were in opposition to each other, which spelled danger. But can the stars and their positions affect a person's life? The countess offers: "Our ancestors used the moon, the sun and the stars to travel by. And how would the T h r e e Wise Men have found the Christ had it not been for the star they followed? "To deny one thing is to deny everything." If a person's mind is attuned to learning, the countess added, then more profit can be made by the individual than going to a psychologist or psychiatrist. Reared a Catholic who now is more involved in parapsychology and metaphysics, the coun- tess maintains that many people are afraid of psychics because they do not know what the word means. . "Psychic comes from the Greek word psyche," she said, "which means soul. If we all have a soul then we all have psyche . . . and that is being aware of what is." The countess claims that most people believe in metaphysics but are "just, a coward to admit it." add further weight to her belief, the countess offered: "I told my press agent (Chris Harris) that I had a feeling of smoke in the air, so did not want to take the airplane to Fresno. So we drove." 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