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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 13, 19.4 Florence boasts oldest drugstore in world By NINO LO BELLO New York Times Service FLORENCE, Italy This :ity with its thrust of tourists as an often overlooked relic :f the pharmaceutical past needs no secret formula 10 enchant everyone who visits it The oldest drugstore the world is a must stop for Anybody who explores First opened by monks in 1612, the out-of-the-ordmary (harmacy which draws ourist buses as often as it 1 PCS regular customers is sated at Via Delia Scala, 16, hop, skip and a jump from lorence's main railroad Nation. Known in Italian as ic Officina Profuno Far- aceutica Di Santa Maria novella, the drugstore is without par anywhere in the orld Where else can a customer 3it in a Savonarola chair and jdmire frescoes by Giotto and jpmello Aretino, among a collection of 15th and 16th cen- tury decorated vases and jars, while waiting for his prescrip- tion to be filled' Where else can he be served by a proprietress who seems to have stepped out of the renaissance, wearing a white smock purchased from the upim department store THE PASSPORT FACTORY 5 min Service on assport. litizinship. .D. and Visa PHOTOS Upstairs Suite E i03-5th So. 328-9344 around the corner' "All of our products are explains Mrs Marta Stefani Bernardmi, whose family has owned the pharmacy for more than a century "We do not sell products distributed by com- panies Our medicines, per- fumes, liqueurs and cosmetics are concocted right here on the premises according to for- mulas worked out by monks, our former colleagues in the 17th century "Maybe this makes us old- fashioned, but we do not want for clients Our liqueurs, for instance, are ordered by the Vatican, and they include sweet elixir of rhubarb and sweet elixir of cinchona. Many movie stars, quite a few from Hollywood and England, come here to get our rice powder In the past we used to supply the queen of England and the queen of Rumania quite regularly with ins flower soap and sachet Some of the quick sellers at Officina Profumo Far- maceutica include the per- fumes which are always call- ed "essences because they are not perfumes Another item is the world's oldest known medicine teriaca which began with Mithndates who died 63 years before Christ The formula passed into the hands of Nero's doctor who added a few things of his own and launched it on an amazing career Original teriaca was made from balsam fruit, rnyrrh, nard, Cretan dittany, Celtic spikenard, Jewish bitumen, earth from Lemnos and Balm of Gilead Today teriaca is made of nutmeg butter, hyssop, impenco, clarified butter, gentian root, com- edrios, ivatetica and Passport Photos Candid Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 321-0111 7103rdAvt. S. 328-0222 pow'dered lumbricidae. Any questions? During the middle ages, tenaca was taken for about everything from bubonic plague to ingrown toenails The Florence pharmacy makes up a supply every 30 years (since there isn't much call for it If you buy some at a smidgin and taste it, it will remind you of quinine. Remember to ask for a portion not mixed with earthworm (that's the powdered lumbricidae Somewhat cheaper in price is the pharmacy's popular anti-hysterical waters selling for about a bottle a tiny bottle Alaskan ferry traffic declines JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Although ferry traffic has declined slightly, the state says the number of tourists visiting Alaska has increased 19 per cent dunng the first half of 1974. Guy Russo, director of the division of tourism, said it was projected the vacation traffic would generate about million during the full year, surpassing previous es- timates Cruise ship and airline traf- fic provided the most widely- used avenues of travel, each increasing nearly 25 per cent over the same period a year ago Russo said traffic on the Alaska Highway was up 4.4 per cent Time of scarlet and gold Fall brings scintillating color to Canada as the changing season brings brilliant hues to the country's maple trees, such as the ones in Gatineau Park near Ot- tawa, above, and at Mont- Tremblant Lodge in the Laurentians, below. MORE THAN TOTAL PRIZES IT'S THE BIGGEST DRAW IN THE WEST! There will be 1908 lucky ticKet holders! FIRST PRIZE SECOND PRIZE THIRD PRIZE 5 FOURTH PRIZES each CONSOLATION PRIZES SELLER'S PRIZES TOTAL PRIZES 1900 at each CASH TAX-FREE Entries Close October 9. 1974 Preliminary Draw October 23, 1974 GOOD FOR YOU AND ALBERTA, TOO! Proceeds 'rom ihe o< ai' litre's b" in Aitxvla losuopor! sports and cultural sucn Sport AJberla The Alberta Art Foundalion AlJvrla Foundalion arid the 1978 Common wallh Games. The Lollerv is hy Iho CalQary arrj Commonwealth and Association trie o1 iho GIVES YOU A CHANCE ON BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Available ITOTTI your favorite service church sports or charitable organization OR Send in the coupon and get your tickets by mail l EdmontonUJTB WESTERN CANADA LOTTERY VotJWO Ctdowt 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 I I Rhodesia offers fine fishing By ALAN HARMAN KARIBA DAM. Rhodesia (CP) A few miles from this modern tourist resort is some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world The fish eagle cries overhead and elephant and antelope graze on the lush growth of the waterhne of a huge man-made lake. teeming with countless fish. King of these is the tiger fish, beautiful. hard-ftghUng and menacing It hits the lure like an express train and flings itself out of the water in its battles to throw the hook In Kanba Dam the tiger fish average seven to nine pounds but much larger ones are taken regularly The record is 34 pounds three ounces Each September a three day international tournament is staged for this creature with its primitive head and long interlocking teeth, so sharp they can take a finger off a careless hand Kanba is also well stocked with a number of varieties of what the locals cal) bream, a misnomer for many fish of the Cichhdae family These fish arc found throughout Rhodesia and records lor a number of species are in