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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 1M lilHMiaW KtSMB Tuiufay, 1 !t71 Maria making what was billed as her first non- HKing appearance on a New York stage, sat on the opera stage at the Juilliard School and said that she has not lost her voice. She said she intends to sing again, that a fat prima donna doesn't guarantee the best voice and that she doesn't like Puccini. Asked to comment on reports that she lost her voice after she lost a lot of weight, she said: "In 1953, I started dieting. It was bard to vocalize I was so heavy; I was perspiring so much, and couldn't move well because I was carrying all this weight. I had to lose weight to DA healthy. But since I have been thin, I have made my big- gest career." A French intelligence officer says Charles de Gaulle's fa- mous "Vive le Quebec Libre" speech in Montreal in 1967 was Inspired by misinformation about Quebec fed to him by So- viet agents inside the French government. Phiffipe de Vosjoli made the comment in a television inter- view on the syndicated Pierre Berton Show. The interview was taped recently in Europe. Referring to the de Gaulle comment, he said: "It was due to Russian misinformation the province and the feel- ings of the Quebec province. I think the reports received by de Gaulle were doctored and de Gaulle -really thought that Que- bec was ready to rebel entirely against Canada." Actress Marianne Faithfull's mother, Baroness Erisso, says her daughter has called off her engagement to Lord Rossmore. Miss Faithfull, 24, former girlfriend of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones was di- vorced last October from John Dunbar, an art director, who named Jagger correspondent. A Vancouver Island woman has been named as chief bene- ficiary of the late Cynl Wilkin- son of Sdmouth, Devon, who died aged 86 last December leaving a net fortune of 3S7. After minor bequests, th residue of Wilkinson's estate is left to his niece, Beryl M. Me Crindle of Saratoga Beach Campbell River, B.C. tit The bride of Saudi Arabian Prince Jab Ben Abdulla found him dead in their hot tax 1269 Tliird Aye. S. letnbridg lo bring the matter before JN but that he had just heard that one of the countries ffected may bring it before UN Security Council. Wagoncer with famous 4-Wheel Drive THt S-CAR CAR TODAY UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S Phone 327-2805 in the next two completed weeks. Alberto Parini, a Roman Catholic friar who helped hide the body of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini when it was secretly dug up from an ob- scure grave in 1946, died in Milan at the age of 77. A year after Mussolini was shot by partisans, a group of his sup- porters dug up the body and turned it over to Parini and another priest at the Saot An- gelo friary. Boyle's Column By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Mem- ory is a strange sieve. It nets and keeps the glory Of past days; it tends to mute or diminish the hurts and ter- rors of yesterday. That is why people with good memories are usually optimists. Your own life is undoubt- edly more interesting if you can look back and remember People said of a stale joke, "That had whiskers on it when Hector was a pup." Most homes had a well and a pump in the backyard. The insurance agent called once a week on large families, and mother doled him put a dime apiece for burial insur- ance for the kids. Fat was a symbol of vic- tory. It showed that a man earned enough money to eat himself out of shape. SHOWED PRIDE When a fellow was particu- larly pleased with something he had done, he showed his pride by flexing his knees and snapping his red suspenders with his thumbs. When the minister was to make an afternoon call, the first thing a wife did when she woke up that morning was to dust the family Bible to let him know he was coming to a deeply religious household. A lot of folks lifted their eyebrows when it was re- vealed that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor slept on German castles up for sale MUNICH (API The West German slate government of Bavaria offered about 60 cas- tles, palaces and manor houses built during the last 400 years for sale Sunday, asking prices that vary from SI to Top item in lire govern- ment sales list Castle Wack- erstein. a stately home near the city of IngolstaVlt, halfway be- tween Munich and Nuernberg, offered at Colored instead of white sheets. No matter what your com- plaint was, the first thing a doctor did was to make you stick out your tongue and say This was true even though all that was troubling you were your corns. There weren't many one- storey houses, and one of the thrills of childhood was sliding down the banister from the second floor. The chief aspiration of many a farmer's daughter wasn't to meet a handsome travelling salesman but to get away from the loneliness of rural life by going to town and getting a job as a hired girl. The spread of radio in the 1920s was denounced by some moralists on the grounds that it would corrupt the laboring classes by keeping them up so late they wouldn't be able to put in the usual 10 hours of work the next day. A young fellow who hung around soda fountains was known as a "drugstore cow- boy." If he haunted pool halls, he was regarded as "peniten- tiary bait." The most -popular musical Instrument in the lam! was a pocket comb covered with a piece of cigarette paper. Any- kid could hum a soulful tune on it. It wasn't thought necessary to get a college education to succeed, particularly in busi- ness. Most families were proud if they managed to send Ihcir children through high school. In newspaper cartoons a wealthy dowager was always pictured as a big-bosomed dame looking down on every- body else through a lifted lorgnette. Most men needed no more than two white shirts, because the only time a man wore one was v.-hon he went to church or nllcmict! a wedding or a fu- neral. You really got what you paid you paid for it in cash. Those were tl-e member? Last year AGT helped buy ten million dollars worth of groceries. AST, part Ten million dollars worth of groceries will keep the cash registers ringing in five large-size Alberta supermarkets, twelve months a year. That makes five Alberta supermarket managers and all their employees very happy. And last year our 6700 employees did just that. They did more for Alberta than just buy gro- ceries, though. Because last year their pay- checks totalled over 46 million dollars. And this money was spent in many ways. AGT paople bought over 650 new cars, and spent over seven and a half million dollars on new homes and apartments. Plus about two million dollars to keep those same homes and apart- ments furnished. What does it all mean to you? Just this. Every time you spend even a dime with AGT, someone else benefits. Because when our employees spend money in Alberta, other Albertans are on the receiving end. And that helps keep Alberta's economy rolling ahead. AT AGT YOUR DIMES DO BUY MORE THAN CONVERSATION AGTT ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;