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Fashion goes to Her head! By CAROLYN A. BOWERS NEW YORK (UPI) -Forthe woman who lets fashion go to her head, hats are bigger and wider than ever. According to the Millinery Institute of America, the 1970 hats will rise up at the crown to balance the longer skirts lengths and spread wide at the brim to emphasize the stretched - out look of the body beneath them. The institute's '70 collection made not to just go with clothes made not to just go withe lothes but to aid them in creating a totally fresh environment." The collection included simple and uncluttered straight Spanish sailor and gaucho hats, sweeping cavalier brims, turbans and crocheted and knitted caps. The designers included Mr. John, Adolfo, Chesterfield and Madcaps. The collection, presented as part of a skit between a publisher and fashion editor, showed hats from business women, school girls, young mothers, bridgeclub ladies and a special group of furs. The fur collection included bubbles, berets, bonnets and brims in mink, fox, lynx, sable, fox and chinchilla. From the Millinery Institute of America—fake fur, true mink, and the plaid look T^^H™ e va.g^ RXE ™B L|C REPUBLIC -T—r rV 1 !* IL A BULLDOG Another missile tired in the war against the nation's excess weight By JEANNE TRO WILLIAMS A courteous young Texan is stumping the Southwest with an evangelist's ardor. He's pushing a book all right, but after a visit you have the conviction that Robert L. Watkins, 34-year-old educator from Midland fervently believes every word he wrote in "Think Yourself Slim." The book's another missile fired in the war against the nation's excess poundage. As have others, Watkins knew that a bulge on the buttocks begins as a short circuit in the brain. "I was nearly 40 pounds overweight 12 years ago," he said. "I jogged, crash- dieted, would lose a few pounds and gain them right back. Like a lot of others, I was just goin' round the mountain, never getting to the top." Watkins is a school administrator, a thinking man. He began a period of study, research, interviews with flabs and those who've held the waistline, jelled his collection into a basic psychology and used it first on himself, then his wife, and it worked like Aladdin's lamp. "I'm 5 ft. 11 inches, have weighed 165 pounds for 10 years," he said. He looks women s THE AwzoSJ REPUBLIC Nnini Thursday, June 18, 1970 Page 57 Women get tlte vote! At wit's end By ERMA BOMBECK Seven worst commercials I wasn't too surprised to read the outstanding commercial of the year was the bride who was planning her next meal while the groom was belting down Alka Seltzer to get over the last one. ("I never saw a dumpling quite that big before.") I think for the greater part, commercials are getting better. Sponsors are discovering that humor is the fastest way to a viewer's pocketbook and that the company that laughs at itself does so all the way to the bank. A few of them, however, still bug housewives. I'd like to recommend the following as the seven worst commercials. 1. The Lyndon Johnson Credibility Gap award goes to Mr. America and his thin partner who are involved in a contest of strength over a scuff mark. Honey, if I had all those muscles in my kitchen, I wouldn't notice if a herd of buffalo left their mark. 2. The Gina Lollobrigida acting award goes to the three women cleaning windows. Watch them. Their eyes never leave their faces as they read every word of testimonial with all the excitement and spontaneity of Georgie Jessel saying, "I do." 3. The Plumber's Mafia award could only be presented to the shifty character who promises a housewife he'll solve her clogging problems, while concealing a 98-cent bottle of cleaner behind his back. Jane Withers wouldn't pull that. 4. The Ann Corio Modesty award is won by the bikini-draped Swede who shares her 'tanning "secrets with us. That's not all she shares. As my husband remarked, "She isn't Brian Keith, isshe?" 5. Capturing the Ding-a-ling award for the second consecutive year is the woman returning from the supermarket who answers the phone and tells a perfect stranger how she solves her irregularity problems. 6. The Doris Day Saccharine award goes to the mother - daughter look - alikes who cat look-alike cereals. Just once I'd 1 like to have the boyfriend exclaim, "Good grief, Mrs. Robinson, I thought you were Dale's father!" 7 jStiek - in - your - throat award is (aimed by the cigarette that proclaims, You've come a long way baby" to get ar own cigarette. So who rejoices in qual emphysema?" know I've Ml out a lot of lost-rs and M>ny' VVo/y: ii.M k i!.'•/:( yr^r Three women graduates elected to Prescott college's board oi trustees great, like a young Bob Richards. "My wife is slim and trim, a beauty." On May 1, Unimark Marketing Company in Dallas brought out Watkins' book, and there have been a lot of Texas pounds lost since then. He has an impressive collection of letters from pleased reducers, surprisingly glowing recommendations from doctors who are using his system with chubby patients. The book is well-printed, paper backed, and it has an unusual format. You go through it with a pencil, writing down your personal approach to psyching yourself up for the regime. Each section is sealed with a gold seal. You can't read ahead in the 12 segments as you can in an ordinary book. "Know thyself is the basic idea in the book," said Watkins. "The principles become as much a part of you as the AECs. The same discipline has helped some dieters quit smoking." The author said only 10 per cent of fatties succeed in maintaining slimness, and that overweight, as most people know, kills more Americans than any other cause. Watkins had help with his book and his theories. Working with him were E. R. Mickle, M.D., of Midland; William O'Zee, PhD., psychologist at Angelo State College in San Angelo, Tex.; and By BARBARA SHUMWAY Prescott College's board of trustees last week elected three 1970 women graduates as full voting members of the 18-member board. The action is unique in the state, and represents a still- unusual but growing trend across the country. "I'm still a little bit stunned," Elizabeth Heil of Los Angeles told Women's Forium yesterday. Miss Heil, who took her B.A. in English literature, will serve a three-year term on the board. Serving with her will be Charlotte tsoi Goodluck, of Window Rock, an anthropology graduate named to a two-year term, and Carla Mary Myers, of Redlands, Calif., who majored in literature and who was named to a one-year term. Miss Heil recalled yesterday that the day she was elected, she was "running around in cutoffs packing my car to drive home. "I had the day all planned — wash my hair, get a little rest before graduation and the party. I had to spend the rest of the day in board meetings." Including recent graduates on the board of trustees "is a policy we've had for years — we've just been waiting for a graduating class," said Robert Weatherford, manager of general services for Arizona Public Service Co. Weatherford and the Rev. Frederic James of Prescott, both trustees, interviewed applicants for the newly-opened board positions. On a national level, an increasing number of colleges are beginning to include students or recent graduates on boards of trustees or other governing bodies, according to Robert B. Cobb, executive associate of the Association of Governing Boards in Washington, D.C. Younger members, however, not always are accorded voting privileges, he said. Cobb cited public institutions such as the Massachusettes State Colleges, University of Connecticut and the City University of New York, as well as private colleges such as Wesleyan University, Howard University and Wheelock College. The first student named to the board of trustees of a state institution, according to a staff associate of the National Council on Educaion in Washington, D.C., was selected by the University of Maine in 1968. Council staff member Sheldon Steinbach found two women currently serving as trustees — at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., a women's college, and at Vanderbilt University, a co-ed institution in Nashville, Tenn. The first student trustee at Cornell University was Ezra Cornell, a lineal descendent of university founder Ezra Cornell, who was named a life trustee on his 21st birthday on Nov. 17,1969. The three new Prescott College trustees, all members of the charter class of 1966, were chosen from among five women and three men interview from the first graduating class of the four- year liberal arts institution. "We were supposed to come up with one," said Weatherford, "but it was too difficult to make a judgment. The board accepted that and changed the instructions to the committee." Brother and sister have heart surgery DENVER, Colo. (AP) Open heart surgery was a brother and sister affair at Colorado General Hospital yesterday as two young New Mexico children had their hearts repaired in successive operations. The children are Margaret Salazar, 7, and her brother, Matthews, 5, children of Santiago Salazar of Santa Fe, N.M. . • Surgeons were repairing septal defects, one of the most common congenital heart ailments. They were repairing holes in the septum, the wall between the two chambers of the heart. Questioned about the choice of all women, Weatherford said: "We measured them strictly on qualifications, their knowledge of the college and answers to questions during the interview. They were exceptionally brilliant in our estimation." As trustees, the women will meet three times per year with the entire board and will join other trustees in committee work throughout the year. Each year, a new graduate will be added to the board for a three-year term, replacing the retiring recent graduate. The three-year term applies only to the recent graduate members of the board. The three new trustees said they expected to give a new perspective to the governing board, through none had any major reforms in mind. "I didn't get on the board to bring about earth - shattering changes," said Miss Myers, "but to continue the good things that are going on at the school." Miss Goodluck said, "there are a lot of ideas that people have been talking to me about." She declined to elaborate on those ideas. "I'm still reading all the literature they gave me and trying to find my place, "said Miss Heil. Robert L. Watkins Mrs. Olga Banks, Midland nutritionist and home economics instructor. Because the book is not the type that can be leafed through, (it takes a letter opener to open the heavy seals on the segments), Watkins said he can't place it in book stores. All selling is done by mail. Women's Forum does not endorse products, but this reporter read the book, and it seems sound if a bit simplistic in its approach. If you're interested, it sells for a fairly hefty price, $7, which includes mailing costs. The address is Unimark, 3530 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75234. Another point, if you're currently slimming through Weight Watchers or TOPS clubs, Watkins is on record as saying there's no problem. "My discipline augments other weight-loss plans, so long as you aren't on fad diets or pills. I lecture often to TOPS and Weight Watcher groups, which are sound. They, too, are treating the basic cause of overweight, the mind — and not the symptom — fat." Many blessings bestowed LUCKNOW, India (AP), — An opposition member of the Uttar Pradesh state legislature complained- from the floor that Chief Minister Charan Singh often slept in the chamber. "I am only praying to God to bless the opposition," Singh responded. Charlotte Goodluck has "a few ideas" By MAGGIE WILSON Every once in awhile, a hunk of old Arizoniana pops up that's just too. . .too. . .well, just too old Arizon- aiana to keep and coddle. This one, written by Foxtail Johnson (about which, more later), was penned in 1928. And if the place names don't turn you on just for the sake of auld lang syne, maybe the poem will help you learn how to pronounce them. BELLE OF BUMBLE BEE! "I'm still stunned"—Elizabeth Heil Carla Myers—no reforms planned yet Itch in the stitches TOKYO (AP) — A government research institute studying chemically processed clothing said a number of Japanese girls are allergic to chemicals used to make their underwear light, tough and quick-drying. Around the Valley Sharing a hunk of old Arizona I have roamed from Patagonia to Fredonia, . And many loves in many towns I've had. I just can't forget Rosita, whom I wooed in Sahuaritg, Nor Beulah, my beloved at Bagdad. 1 have sweethearts in Cauoa, Quijoto, Cibola, Chaparral and Cherokee. Hut oi all the girls I've flattered, There was> none who really mattered Save the bonny, beaming belle of Bumble Bee. There's a peach in Adamana, name of Anna. And Susie sighs for me at Cedar Glade. At a place called Palo Verde is a charmer known as Birdie. I have soulmates in Kayenta and Cali- enta; In Nutrioso, Nettie waits for me. But there never was a cutie Like my bouncing blue-eyed beauty, My buxom, blooming belle of Bumble Bee. There's a dear in Arizola, name 01 Lola And Angela calls me to Paradise. By the border at Nogales sits my tricksy, tipsy Alice; And Kathleen of Cottonwood is mighty nice. I have flames in Coconino and Querino, Tolchaco, Tapco, Tombstone, and Tempe. But there never was a lassie Who was half so sweet and classy As bashful, blushing belle of Bumble Bumble Bee, There's a maid at Hotevilla, name of Prilla, And Pearl exacts me back to Pome- I had quite a case on Berta, who resided at Ligurta; Louisa loved me madly at Laveen. I have lost my heart in Pozo and Plomoso, Carrizo, Calabasas and Chinle. But no fractious female flung me Down so hard or ever stung me As did that blondeened belle of Bumble Bee: Well, Foxtail Johnson, alsp known as Ernest Douglas, married his belle of Bumble Bee in 1916, two years after she arrived in Arizona from Cincinnati. In I9?9, he became editor of what has since becoipe tlje "Arizona Farmer- Ranchman" before that it was "Arizona Fanner" and before that it was "Arizona And somewhere along the way before she died, the couple had four children, each more renowned than Nettie of Nutrioso or Rosita of Sahuarita (who, of course, were figments of Foxtail's imagination in the first place). His really, truly "brain" children are: Mrs. Robert H. Johnson, whos husband is president of Del Webb Corp.; Mrs. Guy Acuff of Arizona City, whose husband is director of the Final County Junior College system; Mrs. Herbert Nelson, widow of the late statehouse reporter, (as Toni Nelson, she now edits manuscripts and works for Stephen Shadegg Associates), and Ernest Douglas Jr., music instructor in the Berkeley, Calif., high school system. "The Belle of Bumble Bee" fell out of Mrs. Nelson's billfold the other day, and I'm just glad 1 was standing there to catch it when it fell title-side up. And glad, too, that site and her father •»g*'•:<d to let us n-i/rint il

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