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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Scuurdoy, April 18, 1970 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 17 The Skin Game Part Five No Magic Cure For Wrinkles, Baldness, Acne By RUTH WINTER Copyright, 1970, Women's News Service NEW YORK (WNS) - From mini-skirts to make-up, the accent in America is on youth, and' cosmetics manufacturers - both ethical and unethical - know it! There was an advertisement recently for a $5 make-up which showed before and after pictures of an Indian woman. "If this product," the ad said, "can hide every line and wrinkle of this 46-year-old Indian grandmother, imagine what it can do for you." The ad went on to say Che "rich man" who invented the product could "formerly help only the wealthy or already beautiful" but now he wants to "get rid of every ugly line and wrinkle in the whole world." Instead of selling the product for $10, $15, or $50, the ad, said, this charitable man was willing to sell it for only $5. in another advertisement in an expensive woman's magazine, a cosmetics manufacturer promised to make readers look "radiosa" by "shedding dry wrinkles, sallowness and naso-labial folds." This manufacturer's wrinkle remover cost from $14.95 to $46.50. Both the $5 product and the $46.50 one aren't worth two cents as far as removing wrinkles, according to the medical authorities to whom I showed them. Cases are now pending in court against a number of more famous cosmetics firms who promoted expensive wrinkle-removing products a few years ago. The ingredient in some was serum albumin from bulls, which, for $5 an ounce, "stretched" the wrinkles temporarily. Other contained irritants which irritated the skin so it "puffed up" the wrinkles. Estrogen creams, which claim to make the skin more Forthcoming Marriages Mr. and Mrs. Bert Erickson of Lethbridge are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie Ardeen, to Mr. Gerald Gordon Moench, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Moench of Bow Island. The wedding will take place in Lethbridge on August 1. Linda, Rudy, Shirley-Ann, Eddy and Paul Zalesak of Lethbridge are pleased to announce the engagement of their mother, Ann Zalesak, to Mr. Norman Mickelberry of Vauxhall. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carroll of Lethbridge are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their eldest daugh- Cabbage Taste The buds of the cabbage palm tree are often eaten and are said to have the flavor of young cabbage. REFUSE ENTRY MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican immigration authorities say they'll refuse entry to "flower lovers and proponents of free love" and evict those already in the country. Officials at Ensena-da, Baja California, said they had deported nearly 20 young American "hippies and scandalmongers." ter, Paula Lee to Mr. Rodney Kenneth Forrest, son of Mr. and Mrs.. Kenneth Forrest of Nanaimo, B.C. The wedding will be held on May 16 at 5 p.m. in McKillop United Church. *** Dr. and Mrs. J. R. McCrum wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne, to Mr. Patrick Soren Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Anderson of Spring Coulee. The wedding will take place in St. Timothy's Church, Edmonton, on May 30. ** Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Anderson of Milk River are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Mae, to Mr. Vern Leavitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Leavitt of Leavitt. The wedding will take place in the North Lethbridge LDS' Church, Saturday, May 2 at 4 p.m. *�* Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Patterson of Lethbridge announce the engagement of their second daughter, Marion Ellen, to Mr. Alan John Hindi, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hinch, of Ul-verstone, Tasmania. The wedding will take place at McKillop United Church, Lethbridge on May 23 at 3 p.m Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements # In The Lethbridge Herald All wedding reports, marriage and engagement announcements will now be published on a special page in The Herald's Saturday edition each week. Special requests for publication on other specific days of the week will be given every consideration. Wedding Reports, with or without picture, will now be accepted in the following formst Standard Wedding Report-Using the information you provide on The Herald's standard wedding report form, (available at The Herald). REPORT ONLY ................ $ 5.00 REPORT WITH TWO COLUMN PICTURE $15.00 Extended Wedding Report- If you wish information published which would be additional to that provided on The Herald's standard report form, this will be accepted, and the entire report will then be charged at 20c per count line. Charge for a two column picture with this write-up-would be $10.00. DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL BE 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone 328-4411 - Family Editor. The Lethbridge Herald youthful, are considered drugs but are sold without supervision. Dr. Marjorie Bauer, associate professor of medicine, University of Southern California Medical School, speaking onj cosmetic quackery at an American Medical Association meeting, said: "The need for administration of an estrogen preparation, the dosage and the route by which it should be administered, whether topical or systemic, should be determined by a physician." The fact that even minute amounts of estrogen can be absorbed through the skin and cause systemic effects, was brought out in a 1968 Swiss medical journal report which was later reprinted in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report stated four children, three boys and one girl, showed signs of precocious puberty after using estrogen containing products. In one case, it was an ointment, in three cases, a hair lotion. BALDNESS Besides wrinkling, the two other common fields susceptible to highly questionable promises are balding and acne. The most common form of baldness is male pattern baldness for which there is no known method of reversal. We all normally lose about 100 hairs a day. An advertisement for a baldness preparation, says: "If you are troubled by thinning hair, dandruff, itching scalp ... if you fear approaching baldness, read the rest of this statement carefully. It may mean the difference to you between saving your hair and losing the rest of it to eventual baldness." The ad goes on to say: "Baldness is simply a matter of substraction. When the number of new hairs fail to equal the number of falling hair, you end up minus your bead of hair (bald)." The ad goes on to offer a product which supposedly con-, trols "seborrhea, the technical name for dandruff. Dandruff rarely if ever causes baldness. ACNE As far as acne, the plague of teenagers, is concerned, I found advertisements for a soap, for instance, which sells for 59 cents. The well-known manufacturer promised the "super soap" would have the "deep-down stuffing action of tiny scrub grains . . . purge every oil clogged pore . . ." Another advertisement hi a teenage magazine, also from a well-known company, promises a soap which is a "pill for upset skin ... the perfect prescription for pimples, blemishes and oiliness." ' , According to skin specialists interviewed, these higher priced products have no more to recommend them than plain soap and water and time. I took the ads for wrinkle removers, baldness remedies and acne remedies to FDA and Federal Trade Commission representatives. I also showed them joint ads from elegant department stores and high priced cosmetics companies promising "revolutionary breakthroughs" in cosmetics. Calendar Of oCocai ^J4appenin^6 -A. E. Cross Photo MR. AND MRS. TERRANCE RONALD BROWNING Browning-Gross Valerie Joan Gross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gross of Lethbridge and Terrance Ronald Browning, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Browning were united in marriage in Southminster United Church. Dr. R. W. K. Elliott officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride chose a sleeveless empire waistline gown with a three-quarter sleeve coat which formed a train, and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Miss Maunita Burton of Calgary was matron of honor, and bridesmaids were the Misses Beverley Browning, sister of the groom and Janice Gross, sister of the bride. Gowns worn by the attendants of blue peau de sois were trimmed with daisies around the cuffs, neckline and empire waistline and featured long puffed sleeves and full skirts. They carried bouquets of white daisies. Best man was Mr. Bob Bo die of Edmonton and groomsmen, were the Messrs. Bill Browning, brother of the groom, and Darrel DeCoste. Ushering the guests were Mr. Carvil Moorey and Mr. Gary Tracys Gross, brother of the bride. A reception and dance were held at the Lethbridge Legion Hall with Mr. Carvil Moorey acting as master of ceremonies. Grace was given by Mr. Bill Hughes, uncle of the groom and toasts were given by Mr. Dave Hogg and Mr. Bob Bodie. The bride's going-away-outfit was a purple and. white dress with a sleeveless coat ensem ble, complemented by a lily corsage. After a honeymoon at Las Vegas, Nevada, the couple are now residing in Taber. '48 Unit of Souithminster UCW will' hold" its regular meeting Monday at 8:15 p.m. in the Church library. � �  Tair Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi will be holding its third annual tea at the Auxiliary Hospital on Sunday for elderly citizens of the city. Pourers are Helen Berlando, Nita Hubbard, Pat Hooper, Leslee Nuttall.    Regular monthly meeting of the Music and Arts Department of Maithesis Club will meet Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs. J. Van Schaik, 2205 9 Ave. S.  *  The montly whist party, sponsored by the Ladies Pemmican Club, will be held in the Club Rooms, corner 5 Ave. and 9 St. S. on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Every-o n e welcome. Refreshments and prizes.    The Lethbridge Handicraft Guild will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in the Bowman Arts Centre.  *  The regular monthly meeting of the board of directors of The Rehabilitation Society' for the Handicapped, will be held at the work shop, 1261 2 Ave. A.N. on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Election of officers. �   General meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary Army, Navy and Airforce, will be held Monday at 8 p.mi.    Major Burnett PNG Club is holding its regular meeting Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Odd fellow's Hall.    ' Minus One Club will hold a social evening in the form of a pot-luck supper Monday at 8 p.m. in Southminster upper hall AM members are asked to bring something. The evening will be completed by the showing of a film. For more information phone 327-1448. Chinook Unit of Southminster UCW will hold a dessert bridge in Southminster hall Wednes day at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to make up a table is requested to phone Mrs. J. D. McCutcheon at 327-3303.  * � The regular meeting of the Lethbridge Auxiliary to Shrine Hospitals for Crippled Children will be held in home of Mrs; Ed Owen, 2814 6 Ave. S. on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. All Shriners' wives welcome. * � � The Ladies Auxiliary to St Michael's Hospital will meet on Monday at 8 p.m. in the nurse's residence. A11 members are urged to attend and bring any interested persons. * * � The Whirl-A-Ways will hold a crazy bat party in Senator Buchanan School, Monday at 8:15 p.m. sharp. All sqtfare dancers are welcome and asked to wear crazy hats, Lunch will be provided. * * * TOPS Gay Weighs No. 96 will meet Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. in St. Augustine's parish hall. All interested persons invited to attend. For further information call 328-6343. ALUMNI TO MEET Alberta Hospital Ponoka Nurses Alumni Annual meeting will be held at the Ponoka Hospital in the Hopewell games room on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Royal Hotel, Ponoka. �HO'(\K70BBON'7DBBaf*701 l IT'S OUR g BIRTH-I DAY! celebrating in 'seventy � seepage 7 i P8a>r#70|BO|�70BBeMW70C Gift Registry When a bride visits our Gift Registry, it's the beginning of many happy experiences. As she selects the patterns and colors for her household trousseau, she graciously provides a guide for gift-giving which will serve for years to come. Family and friends may consult these records as they shop for wedding gifts . . . and later at anniversary and holiday times. Our Bride List . . . Nancy Cairns Janice Crateau Linda Drak* Barbara Hill Loma Hinman Marillyn Haughian Karen Hollingtworth Katy Kucera Sandra Lee Anna Sokac Mary Tokarski Glennda Thompson Inga Beyer DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Avenue S. Phone 327-5767 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: A close relative who is married and has one small child is grossly overweight. She is under 30, looks 45, has a pretty face, and wears lovely clothes. In spite of her wardrobe, the girl is repulsive with all that fat. Every time she comes to visit she looks heavier than before. I cringe at the sight of her. Don't tell me it's none of my business. This girl's gluttony has made her look like a baby elephant. She is a source of embarrassment to the entire family-everyone except her husband, that is. He doesn't seem to notice. Whoever said, "Love is blind" knew what he was talking about. How can those of us wJm love this fat slob motivate her to lose 50 or more ugly pounds?-No Fat Here s DEAR NO: You sound as if you have quite a lot of fat yourself-between the ears. A young woman who is 50 pounds overweight is a compulsive eater with deep psychological problems. The best thing you can do is keep quiet. Your notion that the girl's obesity is hurting the family Is interesting, indeed. Interesting, too, that you did not identify the relationship. I'll bet a dollar to a drachma she's your daughter and at the bottom of her eating problem is a mother who has been nagging the very life out of her.  * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: No doubt you've had plenty of beefs from housewives who didn't like your advice on delivery men who track mud in the house. You said they shouldn't be asked to remove their shoes-even after the lady made it plain it does no good to ask them to use the doormat because they still ruin the rugs. She went on to say, "Delivery men are getting ruder and less considerate all the time-which is not surprising, since the quality of people as well as goods and services are deteriorating." I happened to run across a company directive dated October 28, 1911. It was from the Chicago Bell Telephone Plant Superintendent to the Service Employees. I quote from it herewith: "When you enter a residence don't overlook the foot-mat If requested to go around to the back door don't consider yourself insulted. Try to realize that the lady of the house may not have a maid and she is trying to save work for herself. And if the lady tells you her phone is no good, don't agre* with her. Say, "Your phone is as good as anybody's." Then go ahead and make sure it is." It's -true, Ann, the more things change the more they are the same. - Lake Forest DEAR LAKE: Thanks for the reminder. And now-if someone at the telephone company can do something about an error in a computerized bill, I'd appreciate it very much. Foiled Robber TOKYO (AP) '- Masae Lizura tpid police a would-be robber armed with a knife fled from her door when her myna bird, mimi eking a human voice, shrilled "gomen kudasai," may I come in? TOOTHACHE Don't suffer agony. Relieve pain In seconds as millions do with 0RA-JEL. When you can't get to the dentist get fast acting--mmu^.^ i ora-jel CS> Wocfoa WIN A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE Simply By Cashing Your Family Allowance Cheque and filling out a lucky coupon at Woolco and placing it in the entry box. Draw for a $100 Certificate Will Take Place THURSDAY, APRIL 30th At 3:00 p.m. Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Thun. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive ;