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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thutidoy, Moy t, 1772 IHt ICTHBRIBCE HERALD 17 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: You were wrong when you attribut- ed the world's longest heard 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 o[ the Beckley W. Va. Raleigh- Register (we run your column) an item and picture dated June 8, 1923, reported that a man named Zacli 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 heard was not Phillip flenson, 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 long he had to roll it up and keep it tucked in his vest. The under- taker who buried him was my great grandfather. He wrote in the family Bible. "We buried a man today whose heard meas- ured 12 feet 9 inches." So he 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 185G. His beard measured 11 feet in- ches long when he died in 1911. Illinois Reader DEAR ANN LANDERS: Your heardologist is in error. Phillip Henson'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, Ms beard measured lIVz feel. Believe It Or H. Long, Ripley Museum, Chicago. DEAR MR. LONG: I'd like to believe it, but read the next letter: V DEAR ANN: Phillip Hen- son's beard was notliing com- pared to my great grandfath- er's. Hans Langseth was bora and raised in Norway and lived most o! his life in Barney, North Dakota. When he died in 1927 his beard was 1TA 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 and the Minneapolis Tribune did some wonderful pieces. The Minot Daily News clipping is the funniest so I am sending it along with (his letter. Anyone who wants proof can go to Washington and see for him- self. Langseth Great Grandchild Of The Winner 1 DEAR ANN: By this time you're probably plenty sick of beard measurements. Did you know the longest head of hair in the world belonged to Swami Pandarasannadhi who lived in the Thiruvada Thurai monas- tery in India? If was 26 feel in length. S. P. of J. DEAR ANN: Since you seem Interested in hair raising stories, did you know that the world's longest moustache be- longed to Masuriya Dm of Cal- culla? His moustache was 102 inches from tip to tip. Chtco, California DEAR ANN: are a chau- vinist pig. You reported that the longest beard in the world be- longed to a man named Hen- son. Why didn't you mention the woman who holds the record? Her name was Janice Deverce of Kentucky. When she died in 18B1 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 Dc- veree slept with her beard over the blaJikels or under I he blan- kets? i Is an upcoming wedding driv-1 ing you bananas? Ann Landers' comprehensive booklet, "The bride's gives you the j 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. Senior Citizens' Centre Nrsi Work (Monday: Keep fit, a.m. Tuesday: Singing. a.m: bridge p.m. Members are asked to brine any senior citi- zens' handicraft to the centre for exhibit at Hie univorsily. Thursday: First (lay of con- ference at the university. All members are welcome. Regis- tration fee S.V The centre will entertain senior cilizens from Medicine lint during Hie day. Members and non-members nrc n.sked lo help entertain these people. Open house will hn held .it the centre at p.m. for conference guests. Kvpryonc welcome. Tlie Golden Mile .Singers will enlorlaln. I'Yhlay: .Second dny of con> ference. awn THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes Council on aging to meet Calendar Of Local happenings "I won't explain whv I'm doing this, but six months from now just try asking me to toka out me qorboge." USE AS MOBILE Shells from eggs used in cook- ijig make attractive mobiles when tied to wire crossbars or painted coat hangers and hung where a movement of ail' will make them sway. The regular monthly mcoling of Vasa Lodge No. will he held on Sunday at li p.m. A i polluck iupper will follow Ilie I meeting. Hostesses are Lily Carlson, Fern Field, Kay Iloltc, Myrtle Jones, Eldn Jorgcnson, j Loma Ncis and Anne Olsen. U'omen are reminded to briiiu main course dishes. Hostesses will provide the desserl. An executive mecl.np wilt be held for the First United j Church UCW at tonight. All members are asked to he present. The Soulhminislcr Junior Girls Choir, under the direc- tion of Anne Campbell, will meet at Ibe church at a.m. Saturday lo travel In Cnlgary lor the festival. On Sunday fiojct wj w w'" E'nP "lc morning I worship ill the Lakevicw Unit- ed Church. Calgary. CHANGES HACK The Anne Campbell Hinccrs PORT ELIZABETH, Soulh Af- j and Teen Clels v.ill bold a rica (AP) A white woman, i practice at 6 p.m. Friday in Magdalena Koch, had to have j Southrainsler Church. At r> herself reclassified as Chinese j a.m. Saturday they will depart under South Africa's race laws from the Civic Centre lo take who "must be neat and accur- before she could marry Vivian part in the music festival in atc- 1 Wong Cliong Calgary. Members are asl.ccl The Alberta Council on Aging will hold a two-day meeting and workshop Thursday through Friday, at the Univer- sity of Lelhbridgc. Theme of the conference will be the Fun-damentnls of Aging and will feature several speak- ers, film sessions, displays, workshops and an open house sponsored by Uie Golden Mile Senior Citizens' Centre. There is a registration fee, and final date [or registration is Monday, May 8. Chairman is Mr. Don LeBaron, vice-presi- dent, Alberta Council on Aging. Everyone welcome. City bus- lines serve the university site. lo bi iiit: both unilurm1; and a bag lunch. LSoullirrn Alhcrl.'i Council tor Exceptional Children Film Festival will be hold ;it Catho- lic Central High School on Mon- day at p.m II will lake place in (hf; lecture theatre. SPELLER NEICDED PORT ELIZABETH, South At- rica (AP) A newspaper help- wanted ad sought a young lady love 'is... lo he angry al- the same time. Films shown will be Why Can't Hilly Learn, Cliildicn Without Words, Help for lire Handi- capped and Research With Preschool Disadvantaged Chil- dren. Panel discussion members arc Mr. Dan Chipman, director of Alberta guidance clinic: Mr. Kali Gall, director of special services. Lcthhridge School Dislrict No SI: Dr. Stanlev Perkins, associate professor of education. U of L; Dr. Douglas McPherson, pediatrician and member of the Letlihridge Pub- lic School Board. There Is nn admission charge, everyonfl welcome. HOME ON THE PARK VANCOUVER (CP) Gor- don anrl Dorothy DeWilt live on a 7'j-acrc playground, com- plclc wilh wading pool, end a soccer and rugby field. They are among Ibe 67 caretaker? 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 Utter. "It's a good re- tired life." he says, "especial- ly if you enjoy fair health and people.'1 The Good Time Cameras are here from Polaroid. Meet Zip. The lowest priced Polaroid Land camera we've ever offered. Only Big pictures that develop right in your hand in just 30 seconds. Built-in flash. And Zip uses only our inexpensive black-and-white (easy loading) square pack film. So you never stop saving. And if you want to save in color, there's our new Square Shooter 2. Electric eye. Electronic shutter. Built-in flash for 4-shot flashcubes. And it uses our square color film so you can save up to on the in- stant color pictures you take. 60-second color pictures for about the same price as pictures you wait days to get from the film factory. Zip and Square Shooter 2.The Good Time Cameras from Polaroid. Who said you couldn't afford the fun of instant pictures? Zip, Our new 30-second black-and-white camera, Square Shooter 2, Our new 60-second color camera list pnr.fi Mm. "Polaroid" it I registered Iradcmaik of Polaroid Corporailon, Cambridge. Masv, U.SA- ;