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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 34

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i n n s ' 32 AT THE EX Claims Most Bearded Ladies Are Female Impersonators By VIRGINIA LAMBE ' I TW Journal ' The bearded lady. Ilk ".he (at man and the sword swal-lower, it out of the traditional figure of the carnival. In fact, though, the often teemi , more big-top legend than real- Betty Jane MacCregor, who Is appealing in an Exhibition Midway tide show, says she. if the only genuine bearded woman working In carnivals in North America. "The Sarasota Circus Hall of Fame recognizes only two bearded, ladies, myself and a woman who worked for Ring-ling Brothers about' 50 years age," Betty Jane said, bringing out a picture of her pre- -accessor. Staring solemnly out of the photograph was a slim dark-haired woman in the stately , costume of 1910 with a, bushy black beard. . - Betty Jane is a' redhead. Her thick medium-length red beard, though silkier than man's, would do justicV to a pirate. - . nnio'iATicpAni wene el rVu iton far relief from the eomr let Thewsande get speedy relief i mane aaa annrifi mj by & T-ft-C. Deal let dug achee and eHeblne zmm van rEMPLETON'S TH-C iWh, i U( at era counters overjwhoro. rtpei fab! esjAajf, sjm . SAVE MORE - - , DBring Our AUGUST FUR SALE 17g Rldeaa Street , 111-630 She is stocky, but , abundantly curved, and has trim feminine ankles. She wears her red hair short, adding a tiara for her sideshow appearances. A short, black, spangle-bordered cape thrown over an ordinary grey Summer dress completes her costume. LITTLE JARGON On sUge, billed as Stella, she tells her audience in a calm matter-of-fact voice what It's like to be a bearded woman. Her speech shows few of the colorful eccentricities of carnival jargon. Pern a p this is because she has only been in the business four years. ' V - Before that, in her cleanshaven years, her life as. she describes it, was surprisingly normal. "I suppose' having a beard affected me psychologies 1 1 y, but I'm not conscious of it. My parents (her father-was k Michigan millwright) didn't call attention to It. They treated it as just something (hat happened to me J- . . the woman down the street happened to have had polio and I happened to have a beard." None of the many doctors who examined her could do anything to improve her condition, she said. Betty Jane, who is 41 now,, started shaving when the was nine. "But the time I was in my teens, I was shaving twice a day it I war going out at night . . . You can imagine. what five-o'clock shadow would look like on a woman. ' v - v. Betty Jane decided on the carnival ' while recovering from a prolonged case of infectious hepatitis. She needed a job, and a friend happened to lend her a carnival), trade magazine. At the time, the believed bearded women to be much less rare than they are, the ' GARLINGWOODjad BILLINGS BRIDGE , . X PLAZAS I 4 . 3-PIECE WOOL KNIT SUITS Regular35.00 and 39.98 - V: 5 ' r MA V.:1' oi Dsitiri (f.99 Q .each 3-plece wool knit gultg with ; Jacquaxd .knit or, border trim Jackets. Colours Orey, Brown, Blue, Charcoal.! Sizes 8-18. CARLINGWOOD PLAZA tjs. u s.it pm. trMar sja. to im aawrdsr aas. le ( pat ' BILLINGS BRIDGE PLAZA ' . oM Dsltyt am to . rruur S.JS us. le ..- ry t sjm. to I rm. H O IT HEN F H G W ' v . .. . , - t ; .', - ' ConoJo't lai.'nj Furr'erg sines) H37 ',':,. .- , , . ' . .' '- i H.fL Label in .fun ; , moorj Superior Qualify, SfyU Correctness ' ; '.' l' , and Depandal;! Satisfaction.' .-":".".,''' s . , ; ' 1 HOIT tINFREW,; . 2 Ot 5frf said. "Perhaps because it was never talked about at home. I always assumed there were quite a fe wother women with the same condition." IMPERSONATORS She teys many supposed bearded ladies in carnivals are actually female impersonators. The years before she joined the carnival included nursing training, 14 months in the United States Women's Army Corps, where she taught first aid. and three years in the WRENS, during which she was In Ottawa at HMCS Car-leton "for a matter of days." Also, "I took a special degree in educational techniques for retarded children . and I worked in a hospital for retarded children in Michigan. I was married and had two children. They and my husband were killed in an accident in IMS. Betty Jane likes her new life. It was hard at first, but displaying her beard to t h e public doesn't bother her any more," the said. The beard itself she likes K. The beard will probably stay, because Betty Jane expects to remain with the carnival. "I started out for one year, and now we're making plans for the next eight years. I don't suppose I'll ever get out of it. I cant explain what it is about the hfe. Maybe there a bit of the gypsy in all of us.- TASTY TOUCHES Crush a few cheese cracker and sprinkle over ' hot buttered green ean Just before serving, suggest horn economist at Macdonsld Institute, Guelph. A few celery eeeda totted with yellow nap bean also give extra flavor and crunchiness. Journal Want Ads quick result. bring 4518 WAST .i y 7 n- Engagements ' Cashman Watson SEW-VERY-EASY! . Build a dozen smart Fall UntOriO-OrOVVTl outfits 'round this dimming .-. . backwrap skirt. All straight bpOniSn OniOfl teaming, proportioned to fit . . . . haif-size figures ecuy. . Available Now JZTnvZt'i I.ri.' homegrown, Size 29. 31. 33. 35. 37. 40. ' ild Sa.Dih..v 42 Vs inches. Size 31 require 2 yard 35-inch fabric Fifty Cents (50c) in coins (no stamps, please) for , thi pattern. Ontario residents addle tale tax. Print plainly Size, Name, Address, Style Number. ' - Send Order to Anne Adams,'' car of The Ottawa- Journal 'Reader Mall Ltd, 60 Front St. West, Toronto 2, Ont. J. 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Co T-rcs,V lit Dsplai Hon'-' Wka !oa Tea! the Big trior's n '' . a. ai i a.a.e I I" -.Ji of CBC Rejected 'at CWL Convention - - ' . - ;-V V " By BRENDA LARGE v 'These women have been con- set. That .Is not freedom of ' CHARLOTTETOWN (CP)- lacting members of the, larger choice. Il.lt a form of thought The national executive of' the organisation all across toe control. Catholic Women's League has country and asking for support "Those who kilt the coo-rejected a scathing denunciation for this document. 1 believe that science of a nation dig the of the Canadian Broadcasting both the Federated Women's In- grave of freedom and prepare Corporation and It plans la eon-, ttitutes and the National Coun- the ground for , dictatorship. It ttnue Us positive and construe- 'cil of Jewish -Women have al- begins when God-given stand rive criticism of broadcasting, it ready refused to support it." - ardi are mocked and their pro-was learned here Tuesday. The CWL president said she patients are belittled, bullied or In a closed meeting at too could not support the deciara- silenced altogether." , CWL national convention, the tion personally because the had The declaration, about SO executive decided not to sup- always been against protests words in length, closes with port th "declaration ot Cans- which are not of a constructive these wordst '-, . dian women." a document nature. "We believe the true function drawn up by a group of Ot- she also criticized th dec of the CBC la to help, us raise tawa women which iharply taction's assertion ' that- the a generation with the strength criticize th CBC. - th CBC was being controlled of character and courageou The declaration, which Presl- Dy a minority group, a'.' "leadership that the opportunities dent Mrs. Hermon Steven of Tb declaration urges wem- of thin ag demand. We want Calgary deter lb 4 u ''fb,n ot Parliaments to "make programs that will bring home treme. , ye radio am) Mievt- CBC ,niWtnlDt tt th to us what tWs country ca' be slon ar "being exploited to r.nadian neool." and can do for th world." ' maintain constant assault on . . . . ... ; " . : . . fcw.. ,,-...-. lh. H character: to undermine faith U k , ArTnuJ. 1,, in God and respect tor law and you to nd the domination of a r "J .vSKlic on! authority; tototroy und minority who mUus, the CBC In'lVcanJo. tht w P- "i5 knowled to toread propaganda for per- i,ment wUI know the extent of Mr. ;id . v,rlon' PO"0". free-lov. public discontent with the policy .h. uhiS h. LZTZ ""Phcny. pe.'vlenc and and programs of the CBC." J-! TSr.,i? IS u?.S! nd mor of our Th CWL .xecutiv' decision Jr bTfti TrSrTJ ? IJn? Ux mor' " o diverted not to support th declaration year by Ethel Gordon, an Ot- l0 deal witB UKreJm, . c,m, .(tn- . series of lengthy tawa nurse, in collaboration . . J"" with several women. other Ottawa onion, one of the cook' fav orite . vegetables, i making it appearance now on Ontario markets. This may well be th onion Robert Louis Stevenson had In mind when he described "th rose among roots th poetic soul of the salad bowir . : i There are many way to enjoy this crisp Autumn vegetable add it to sandwiches, marinat its rings in seasoned vinegar, alio it into the frying pen. r-L This new crop of Spanish onion may also be frozen. Sine peeling them Is not a tearful Job, the housewife msy like to prepare more than on amount at Urn. Chop finely and freeze bi plastic bags, to supply a pleating fresh onion flavor for many meal to come in a twinkling " ' .. . - For recipes using onion write the Ontario Food Coon- cil. Ontario Agriculture pertinent. Parliament Buildings, Toronto. ELM VALE Shopping Centra St Laurent Blvd. at Smyth Road Where something good Is always going on A Tut To could be fh luck winner . . . JuH think! 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