The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
20-THt LITHiRIDOt HtlULO-Mdty, Cowgirl peddles used cars at Shirley's Place W4 SEAFORD, Del. (AP) When customers stop at Shir- ley's Place, she always tells them she cheats them right. "You think I'm kidding don't ya, she teases in a brassy voice. "I always tell them to you can quote me Shirley Magidoff dresses like a cowgirl but she's a used car pedlar through and through. For three years Mrs. Magi- doff has reigned over a small lot in southern Delaware that stables about 50 "goodies" M she calls them. Before that the 47-year-old salt-and- pepper brunette worked in Washington and Laurel, Md. "It's no she says. "It's a lot of work but it's re- warding. I'm here to help my- self and anyone who wants to ride and has a few dollars to put down Mrs. Magidoff has only one full-time mechanic, Harold Bailey, working for her Lor- raine Miller of Seaford is vice- president, secretary and bookkeeper. "Whenever I can, I get a man in here to wash down the lot man' they call him. But that's a hit-or-miss situation." Otherwise, Mrs. Magidoff, who once had ambitions of be- ing an actress, goes it alone in the used car trade. She clings to a business- man's philosophy. "Look, I buy the cleanest car I can for the dollar. All I really care about is the en- gine and the transmission The rest we can work with OK, so I pay for it, I re- condition it, I get a price for it and I have to make a small profit on it, Business is, she concedes. unpredictable. But advertising Mrs. Magi- doff writes herself and gim- micks which just fall into place draw customers to her lot. "It galls me to say I have a red over white car. I have to say something like 'sneaky orange with ivory stripes' You have to be very descrip- tive." The onetime Shirley Motor Co. underwent a name change after a customer telephoned and asked if he had reached "that car place, Shirley's place, that sells used Mrs. Magidoff said. "It just clicked with me and from that day on, it's been Shirley's Place." Her cowgirl trademark has a more logical explanation. "I'm greased up a lot and I can't wear formal pantsuits, so I started buying Levis and cowboy shirts and it's easier to wear boots than regular loafers. Before I knew it, I looked like a cowgirl, not a used car lady." Mrs. Magidoff says people in the town of Seaford have accepted her and many of her customers are repeat buyers. "I feel my cars are the best value for their money. It'may cost me more money but I do have satisfied customers And, what about the unsa- tisfied customer? "You can't please every- body. I'd be a liar if I said everybody was 100 per cent. You know the reputation of a small used car dealer has been rough in the last few years." Herald- Family Honeymoon spent at the racetrack Miss Hope finalists The Lethbridge and district Miss Hope finals will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Lecture theatre of the Lethbridge Community College. Contestants Carol Munby, left, of the Gait School of Nursing relaxes bet- ween shifts in the LMH nurses' residence, while Joy Stenbeck, a second-year student at LCC, fills a syringe. The winner will compete in Calgary for the provincial title Feb. 22 at the Palliser Hotel. Miss Hope will be awarded with going to each runner-up. Duties of the winner include promoting cancer ed- ucation, attending meetings and speaking to students and cancer patients. Motel caters to pets only F.O.E. DANCE Eagles Hall 13th Street North Fri., Jan. 25th-9 p.m. Music by "The Sabres" Members and invited guests CHICAGO (Reuter) The recorded strains of an orches- tra drift by day through the imperial and de luxe suites. At night the occupants are lulled to sleep with the taped sounds of fire engines, trucks and cars and the snores of their masters. It is part of the service of a million-dollar motel that ca- ters only to cats, horses, snakes, birds and other pets For the top dogs in the im- perial suite, the American Pet Motel, on the outskirts of Chi- cago, promises "pampered pet care." Dogs whose owners can af- ford up to a day boarding fees stretch out on brass- railed miniature bedsteads with mattresses and sheets that are changed every day. There is wall-to-wall carpet- ing, described as odorless and urine-proof, and the individual imperial suites, half brick and half mesh, are decorated in blues, yellows, greens and other colors. Hostesses, or kennelmaids, play with the dogs in the suites every day. If a dog feels like a stroll, there is a boy waiting to take him at a cost of 50 cents for 15 minutes. There are snack breaks twice a biscuits are handed for their main meals the dogs get pure beef and dog meal. For dogs needing them there are spe- cial diets. Dogs in the de luxe suites get only one cookie break a day and have to make do With wooden beds, complete with mattresses. Each dog has its own 16- foot-long private patio. A ventilation sys- tem provides a continual change of air and the suites receive an electronically-con- trolled ammonia wash each day. If a dog looks as though it needs to visit a hairdresser there is a parlor with clippers and shampoo baths. Veter- inarians are on call 24 hours a day FINDERS- KEEPERS i FAMILY SHOPPING CENTRE 1 Sanyo Black 12" TV Reg. Key Special 12 Black Decker DRILL Reg. Key Special 1 08 Jan. 26 9 a.m. Sharp Look 1 Only Titan Auto 8 Track Playor Reg. Key Special 6 49 1 Only Sleeping Bag for the Orange 3lb. polyester fibre fill. Reg. Key Special .1 69 7 Only Pony Saddle Mini-Midnight Reg. Key Special 9 6 Volt Lantern 95 The Orange Key SWHI be on the Merchandise and You Only Pay the Price That is on the Key for these Fantastic Savings! Reg. Key Special 119 General Electric Fry Pan Reg. Key Special 2 89 1 Pair Only Work Boots With steel toe. Reg. Key Special 2 59 THERE IS ONLY ONE OF EACH ADVERTISED ITEM I S Ctmrt) Tliwgv mmn rnvm Sanyo Radio Dual speakers. Reg. Key Special There is Only One of Each Item All Merchandise Guaranteed To Be New Items Not Seconds Brother Sowing Machine 3 Cwitrt Village Mall Itemi are Hidden On Sales Floor and You Have Tn f md Them With case, Reg. Key Special 11 i Mixed bag creations sensational ROME (AP) Designer Mila Shoen caused a sensation in the Italian 1974 spring- summer high-fashion showings with a large, mixed bag of creations. Although all her lines were clean and crisp, she presented hems almost anywhere between knee and floor, necklines of nearly every style imaginable, and every color in the rainbow. Consistently recurring fea- tures included cap sleeves, patch pockets, shirt-type jack- ets including tails, and a generally slim line. She also presented swirling long skirts with off-the- shoulder tops, one-shoulder as well as strapless gowns, and sequinned bodices. Pants suits, and even bathing suits hidden under slim black linen dresses, made the scene, too. Biki, another woman de- signer, "down home" line for her wedding bridesmaids decked out like farm maids. Hats played an important role in her designs. The sporty man's cap, such as that worn by Mark Philips, Princess Anne's husband, found a place atop collegiate-looking casual daywear. Interesting touches in Biki's evening wear included sheer dresses with sheer capes built into the sleeves, and long flowing skirts with sequinned tops. A blue disc hung on the out- side of a suite shows an ani- mal needs medicine, a yellow disc means the animal is on a special diet and a green disc shows the occupant" needs cough syrup. A red disc means the animal is "unfriendly." In the cattery, each cat has its own scratching post. Cats are more prone than dogs to disease and ultraviolet lights kill any bacteria in the room. The motel is the idea of .Robert Leeds, who said he used his training as an analyst to make an exhaustive investigation into what was needed for the perfect animal kennel. The special items in the suites are not all gimmickry. The carpet is there because dogs not used to sleeping' on hard floors often get corns in their leg joints if they sleep on concrete floors in kennels, Leeds said. The music and the night sounds stop the dogs from be- ing distracted by outside noises and reduces barking. The bedsteads keep the dogs off the floor and away from any draughts. Pets have their own mail service. "All letters and post- cards sent to the pets are read to them by Leeds promised. TORONTO (CP) Nancy Warner's December honey- moon was spent on the backstretch of Greenwood Raceway working as a groom for her harness racing trainer- driver husband Bob. Instead of holidaying in the tropics, Nancy, 19, helped to feed and muck out the 12 horses her 20-year-old hus- band has in his charge. It is easy to understand why the Warners give racing top priority. Bob is one of the youngest trainer-drivers in the sport. He made a major impact last year and is intent on even greater success. "My stable had more than in purse money last year compared with in he said., Keystone Joel, one of two horses registered jointly in their name, observed the Warners' marriage by winn- ing for them the day before and the day after their wed- ding. Bought for in April, 1972, Keystone Joel topped in 1973 earnings. One of the Warner stable dictums is that "horses should be allowed the maximum freedom." Bob said he believes his charges should be "petted as well as groomed" and notes the success he has had since taking over a 12-year-old New Zealand-bred pacer called Wild Chase. "They said he was crazy in the head when he came to my stable two years Bob said. "The speed was there, but he just refused to use it. Executive elected to Chinook D. L. Tait has been elected president of the Chinook Club, a private businessmen's organization founded in 1901. Elected vice-president was F. T. King. Directors elected at the annual meeting were E. G. Clark. D. H. Gowlland and Doug Dunlop. M. J. Thomas was appointed secretary- treasurer. Directors with one year remaining in office include E. C. Oats, Gerald Marshall, Raemer Pepper and Roy Montgomery. A day for the Warners begins when they leave their apartment at 6 a.m. and often ends after midnight. Working with horses has long been a way of life for this couple, who met in Greenwood's paddock in July. Nancy has been riding since she was five and is a show jumper. Bob is the son of a Welland fanner who owned and drove his own horses. Bob was granted his trainer's licence at 17 when he first drove com- petitively. 'Primitive' breathing causes death MONTREAL (CP) Many premature babies have a breathing mechanism that switches off inexplicably, perhaps causing some of the odd "crib deaths" that occur annually in Canada, a Toronto doctor reported this week to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. A. C. Bryan, co- ordinator of respiratory research at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, discovered from studies that premature infants are likely to rely on a primitive breathing mechanism controlled by the vagus nerve in the chest and by the brain. These primitive reflexes sometimes fail to regulate breathing and a child will die if not jostled or disturbed to start again the breathing process, Dr. Bryan told reporters. Dr. Bryan and his wife, Dr. Heather Bryan, have been studying the phenomenon for almost three years, and have seen the condition of primitive breathing persist for almost four months in some infants before the human's sophisticated, voluntary- control method of breathing develops in them. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Woman genius Calendars OTTAWA (CP) Shakuntala Devi, 32, says she can't cook, or knit and at times can't remember where she is supposed to be. But it takes her only six seconds to work out in her head the cube root of a 20-digit number. At a demonstration recently Miss Devi multiplied one 20- digit number with another and came up with the answer in the blink of an eye. In three seconds she gave the cube root of (its 428) and the fourth root of (its Asked what you'd get by dividing 22 by seven, she replied: 3.142857142857, etc., etc. "It's just a she says. Miss Devi does not know how she does it, but she has been doing it since she was three. 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