Still waiting on those archives, should be here in the next couple days (finally) I wish more newspapers would just simply set up pay internet archives. I don't possibly see why they wouldn't want the money.
Oh well, anyways, I found this article, and this will give you some idea of what we have to look forward to when the archives come, I am burning with curiosity as to the comments Marco made that ticked the Zodiac off.
Friday, March 9, 1962
COUNT MARCO FEATURED SPEAKER AT LUNCHEON
A luncheon, fashion show and a tak by Count Marco, San Francisco columnist, were events making up the ladie's program of the Redwood Region Logging conference at Eureka Inn Thursday afternoon. Some 300 women attended.
Host for the cocktails and ladie's program was William L. Wingale, president of the Humboldt Federal Savings and Loan association. In his absence, his wife presided as mistress of ceremonies, introducing the hostess of the day, the director's wives and featured speaker.
Essence of Count Marco's talk seemed to be that women's chief business is just being a woman, not being a career woman.
"The first dollar you bring home as a wage is the first pebble in the stony road to divorce," was his prediction.
One out of every two marriages end in divorce, he told his audience as he elaborated on his topic "Take care of the man you have, you may never get another."
While the meeting was in no sense a battle of the sexes, Mrs. Wingale did point out that behind every successful man there is a woman, to which Count Marco countered with the statement that behind every man that was a failure, there was also a woman.
Developing his theme that women should not work outside the home, he commented that women cannot do a good job of being a wage earner and a wife both.
Pursuing his discussion of divorce, he listed the four main causes of divorce as economic reasons, sex reasons, in-laws and bad temper.
Regarding in-law problems, he declared that no house is big enough to hold two families, and further advised parents to "stay out of their children's problems," He listed a number of suggestions of varying degrees of practicability by which a wife would always be beautiful, charming and amiable to her lord and master.
The striving for equality of the last generation, Count Marco deems a great mistake, "You're not equal, you're superior, so why spoil it with talks of equality?" he asked.
Using the background of his own varied careers, that of cosmetologist and dress designer, he threw out thrusts of "the basic black with pearls" attire, "Dare to be different," he advised, "never take another woman with you when you go shopping, if you want advice, take your husband along," he said.
Regarding the craft of writing, he made a sweeping statement, "A woman cannot successfully write a column for other women."
His own column in 65 newspapers throughout the United States.
Marco has published one book, "Beauty and the Beast" which has won a best seller listing and another book is in the process of being published. It will be bases upon questions that come to him in his lectures and his column, it was indicated.
His opinions of PTA's, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and clubs were interpreted by some of his listeners as an example of a speaker's shock treatment for an audience.
A question period followed his talk.......