Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thundoy, Moy 4, 1972 THE ICTHBRIDGE HERAID 17 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: You were wrong when you attribut- ed the world's longest beard to a man named Phillip Henson. You said he was had a ten-year growth, and his beard, which swept the carpet, meas- ured six feet eight inches in length. According to the hack files of the Beckley W. Va. Raleigh- Register (we run your column) an item and picture dated June 8, 1923, reported that a man named Zach T. Wilcox of Car- son City, Nevada had a beard 12 feet 3 inches long. It had been growing since 1881 and was 12 feet 3 inches long when the article appeared in print. Micro-Film Wizard of Beckley DEAR ANN LANDERS: The man with the longest beard was not Phillip Henson, it was A. B Norton of Dallas, Texas. Mr Norton, a college student in 1344, vowed he would not shave until Henry Clay was elected President of the United States When he died at the age of 80 Mr. Norton's beard was so lonj he had to roll it up and keep i tucked in his vest. The under taker who buried him was mj great grandfather. He wrote in the family Bible, "We buried a man today whose beard meas ured 12 feet 9 inches." So h holds the record, Generation Texan DEAR ANN: I hope you don't mind being corrected, but the longest beard, according to the Guiness Book of World's Rec- ords, belonged to Jules Dumont, born In France in 1855. His beard measured 11 feet 11V4 in- ches long when he died in 1911. Illinois Reader DEAR ANN LANDERS: Your beardologist is in error. Phillip Benson's beard was not the world's longest. As the General Manager for the Believe It Or Not Museum, we have special- ized in the unusual for 50 years. The world's record is held by a man named Valentine Tapley. He vowed that if Abraham Lin- coln were elected President he would never shave again. Fifty years later, when Mr. Tapley died, his beard measured 12% (eet. Believe It Or H. Long, Ripley Museum, Chicago. DEAR MR. LONG: I'd like to believe it, but read the next letter: DEAR ANN: Phillip Hen- son's beard was nothing com- pared to my great grandfath- er's. Hans Langseth was borr and raised in Norway and lived most of his life in Barney, North Dakota. When he died it 1927 his beard was 17V4 feet long. The beard is now on dis- play In the Smithsonian Institu- tion. Many articles and pic- tures were published about my great grandfather's fantastic beard. Both Life magazine ant the Minneapolis Tribune dk some wonderful pieces. The Minot Daily News clipping is the funniest so I am sending ii along with this letter. Anyone who wants proof can go to Washington and see for him self. -Lynn Langseth Grea Grandchild Of The Winner DEAR ANN: By this time you're probably plenty sick o beard measurements. Did yoi know the longest head of hai in the world belonged to Swam Pandarasannadhi who lived in the Thiruvada Thurai monas tery in India? It was 26 fee in length. S. P. of J. DEAR ANN: Since you seem Interested in hair raising stories, did you know that tlw world's longest moustache be- longed to Masuriya Din of Cal- cutta? His moustache was 102 inches from tip to tip. Chico. California DEAR ANN: are a chau- 'inist pig. You reported that the ongest beard in the world be- onged to a man named Hen- on. Why didn't you mention the woman who holds the record? ier name was Janice Deveree of Kentucky. When she died in 884 her beard was 14 inches Fan DEAR FAN: Sorry about the oversight. Since you seem to be up on such matters I wonder if you can tell me if Janice De- veree slept with her beard over :he blankets or under the blan- kets? V Is an upcoming wedding driv- ing you bananas? Ann Landers' comprehensive booklet, "The bride's gives you thoj facts from the initial announce- ment to the last bill and who should pay it. To receive your copy, write to Ann Landers, in care of this newspaper, enclos- ing a long, stamped, self-ad- dressed envelope and 35 cents in coin. Council on aging to meet Calendar Of Local happenings "I won't explain why I'm doing this, but six months from now just fry asking me to take out me garbage. The Alberta Council on Aging will hold a two-day meeting and workshop Thursday through Friday, at the Univer- sity of Lethbridgc. Theme of the conference will be the Fun-damentals of Aging and will feature several speak- ers, film sessions, displays, workshops and an open house sponsored by the Golden Mile Senior Citizens' Centre. There is a registration fee, and final date for registration is Monday, May 8. Chairman is I Mr. Don LeBaron, vice-presi- dent. Alberta Council on Aging. Everyone welcome. City bus- j lines serve the university site. The regular monthly meeting of Vasa Lodge No. will be I held on Sunday at li p.m. A j potluck supper will follow the I meeting. Hostesses are Lily Carlson, Fern Field, Kay Holtc, I Myrtle Jones, Elda Jorgcnson. i Loma Neis and Anne Olscn. Women are reminded to briny i main course dishes. Hostesses will provide the dessert. An executive meclinp wilt he held for the First United I Church UCW at tonight. I All members arc asked (o he present. The Southministcr Junior Girls Choir, under the direc- tion of Anne Campbell, will meet at the church at a.m. Saturday to travel to Calgary for the festival. On Sunday they will sing at the morning worship in the Lukeview Unil- ed Church. Calqary. Id biing both unil bag lunch. The Southern Council for Exceptional Children Kilm Festival will be hold ;it Catho- lic Central High School on Mon- day at p.m. II will lake place in the lecture theatre. USE AS MOBILE Shells from eggs used in cook- ing make attractive mobiles when tied to wire crossbars or painted coat hangers and hung where a movement of air will make them sway. SPELLER NEEDED PORT ELIZABETH, South AI- rica (AP) A newspaper help- wanted ad sought a young lady who "must be neat and accur- i CHANGES RACE The Anne Campbell Singers PORT ELIZABETH, South At- and Teen Clefs will hold a i rica (AP) A white woman, practice at 6 p.m. Friday in Magdalena Koch, had to have siaeoaiena Southminsler Church. At 8 herself reclassified as Chinese a.m. Saturday they will depart under South Africa's race laws j from the Civic Centre to take before she could marry Vivian part in the music festival in I Wong Chong. _____'Calgary. Members are asked s... frying not to be angry al the same time. Films shown will be Why Can't Billy Learn, Clu'ldien Without Words, Help for ihe Handi- capped and Research With Preschool Disadvantaged Chil- dren. Panel discussion members are Mr. Dan Chipman, director of Alberta guidance clinic; Mr. Boh Gall, director of special services, Lcthbridge School District No 51: Dr. Stanlev Perkins, associate professor of education. U of L; Dr. Douglas McPherson, pediatrician and member of the Lethbridge Pub- lic School Board. There is no admission charge, everyonfl welcome. IIO.ME ON THE PARK VANCOUVER (CP) Gor- don and Dorothy DeWitt live on a 7'j-acre playground, com- plete with wading pool, and 3 soccer and rugby field. They are among the 67 caretakers in city parks, who live in quarters provided by the park board in return for their services. Div Witt keeps the playing fields free of h'tter. "It's a good re- tired he says, "especial- ly if you enjoy fair health and Senior Citizens' Centre Nrst H'cfk Monday: Keep fit, a.m. Tuesday: Singing. a.m: bridge p.m. Members are asked to bring any senior citi- zens' handicraft to the centre for exhibit at the university. Thursday; First day of con- ference at the university. All members arc welcome. Regis- tration fee ss. The centre will entertain senior citizens from Medicine Hal. during the day. Members and non-members nrc asked lo help entertain these people. 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