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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October 24, 1973 Sears Save 39" on solid stateTVs. Great viewing with a great guarantee! 20 color portable with automatic fine tuning 459 99 Reg. Optimum picture color and tint. Just what you want from a color TV. Because the automatic fine tuning locks in the best color picture automatically. Fea- tures 100% solid state chassis and plug- in modules to make servicing easy and economical. Super Brite picture tube. 180 sq. in. viewing area. Instant Start. Automatic circuits assure constant color and picture stability. 5" oval speaker. Walnut grained moulded cabinet. Dipole VHP and loop UHF antenna. Color guarantee: 5-yr. protection plan and 2 year guar- antee on picture circuit Other aarts guaranteed for 1 yr. Labour incl. on all parts dur- ing 1st year. guarantee: 1 yr. on workmanship. Labour charges incl. for first 90 days. 20" Black White Portable 15998 Picture and sound m seconds. No g.are, removeable screen. 5" speaker. Matching Stand 14.98 at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery -Simpsons-Sears Ltd. Store Hours: Open daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. A nice place just to visit By BOB THOMAS LOS ANGELES (AP) She first came here 57 years ago, when Hollywood was little more than dirt roads and lemon groves. And now Gloria Swanson has returned, but not to stay. "The people I knew are all said the actress, who starred in films in the era of Theda Bara and Rudolph Valentino. "Besides, there is the smog; I couldn't live in that. Imagine having to tell little children that they can't run and play because the poisonous air might harm Miss Swanson is one of the great all-time health ad- dicts. She discovered organic foods before they became a fad, and she delivers lectures about pollution of air and food by dangerous chemicals. Her theories of how to maintain health cannot be easily dismissed. Not when you gaze at the woman whose skin is smooth and beauty intact at 74. Not when you see her being thrown about by chorus boys on the Carol Burnett Show. Miss Swanson made one of her periodic returns to the town where she reigned in the 1920s and 1930s as a member of the movie royalty indeed, she once came back from Europe with a marquis for a husband. On the Burnett show she did her impression of Charlie Chaplin, which she first performed in Man-handled in 1923 and repeated in Sunset Boulevard in 1950. She started reminiscing about Chaplin, whom she first met at the Chicago studios of Essanay in 1913 when he was a comedy star and she was an extra: "He chose me to play a scene in a doctor's office in which I was supposed to drop my purse and he swatted me when I leaned over. He rehearsed it 12 times and then I told him I thought it was vulgar and not funny. So he relegated me to the rear of the set as a typist. Miss Swanson talked about other stars of the Golden Era. Among them: Mary Pickford, who ruled Hollywood society from Pickfair with her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. "Mary was mad at me for a long time because she thought I introduced Doug to Sylvia Ashley, who took him away from her. Well, I did introduce them, but it was a crowd of people. How could I be blamed? But Mary stayed mad at me. "Finally I clipped a condensation of Mary's book, Why Not Try God, from the Reader's Digest and sent it to her with a note: 'Why don't you practice what you The next time I ran into her, I snubbed her. But later I invited her and Buddy Rogers, Mary's next husband to a party where Doug and Sylvia would be. The two ladies ended up gabbing in a corner." Miss Swanson lived here until 1923, made films in New York for three years, then returned to stay until 1938. Since then she has made her home in New York. She also has a farm in Portugal and a-house in Palm Springs. She is understandably nostalgic about those glamorous days: "People dressed for the occasion in those years. Nobody does any more they might as well stay in their sleeping clothes." West Germans remain alert BONN (Reuter) Arm- ed scout cars trundling through the quiet streets of Bonn's diplomatic and government quarters are the latest indication that West German authorities are still stepping up their fight against terrorists. The olive-green cars, equipped with machine- guns, are the latest addi- tion to an awesome array of weapons, helicopters, high-speed cars, sharpshooters and dogs. The big, steel-plated cars have provoked angry com- ments from citizens, previously content to regard the large number of armed guards on duty in Bonn as necessary to protect the country's law and order. Government officials, still nervous from the Munich Olympic massacre of September, 1972, rebut suggestions that West Ger- many is adopting the trap- pings of a police state. They say they are still not convinced that the current lull in terrorist activity will last. A specially-trained rov- ing brigade of sharpshooters and ex- plosives experts has been formed to augment the federal border police guards still on duty at air- ports, embassies and government buildings. Police forces of the 10 West German states, unco- ordinated and fearful of awakening memories of pre-war Nazi brutality, had appeared helpless to cope with young heavily armed anarchists who roved the country in 1971 and 1972, plundering banks, and stealing cars. ;