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AVAL.AJ^CHB^OOTN'AL, SUM. APRIL' 1C, 1.944 o On The Loose... Facts And Fancies -About 0inemalane! ; iSy.'ERSKIKS JOHNSON . ''NBA Staff Correspondent H OLLYWOOD, April..15.—Put it'lii' your date book that Shir- tr Temple- definitely will star in • tie fi'm version f>f "Junior Miss." Even though jl a r y Piekf ord didn't land the •s c r e e n rights, •producer David O. Selznick prob: ably will. Shirley, incidentally, !is : the -most at- 'tractive, junior 'in Hoi 1 ywood fcnd a cinch to 'break ihe old ifilmtown buga- _ fboo that juvenile |; is t a r s n e v e r § [jnake sensational | comebacks. | * * * | T h e famous ECoburn monocle tis out. Charley ^discards it for ^the first time for • this role in Columbia's "The {Impatient •Years." And says. he feels pratical- ly naked. - * * * Veloz and Yolanda, the danc 'team, will make a spring summer tour-of 150 concerts, in Is eluding Army camps and Nav Abases. Yolanda recently becam •a mama for the second time. vocal chores. * * » COMING SOON , • .; . P ROMISED and .hoped for: • Laraine Day playing comedy for the first time in RKO's "That Hunter Girl." Major Peter W, Rainier, Who Served As A British Eighth Army Staff Officer In North Africa, To Speak At Knife And Fork Club i A would-be suitor called up Paramount starlet Adelaide Norris the other night and. Charlie McCarthy's voice answered the phone with, "Sor'• ry.'but Miss Norris has a date -with • Edgar Bergen." I Errol Flynn's next at Warner's ' " j will' be another western, "San I Antonio." \ * * * |: As a rhumba band leader, i Xavier Cugat is tops, but. M-G-M j also thinks he'd make' a good j comedian. The studio, we hear, [ is planning to groom 1-2-3 bump < Cugat for Bob Benchley type roles. Cowboy star Tex fatter may turn executive and produce his own starring film. "Swing- time in -. Texas," as an independent. * * * Warners is hnving as much rouble casting the roie of Mariyn Miller as Selznick had with icarlett . O'Hara. So far Joan .eslie. Ginger Rogers, Mary Marin, Dolores Moran and Alexis Smith have been rumored for the >art. We're hoping it will be Wary Martin. * * * Ketti Fring's latest book, "God's Front Porch," is one of those books you-can't put " down till you've read the last page. Muriel Angelus, the singing star of Broadway's "Early to Bed," is spurning a Metro film offer to remain "with the show—she's that happy in it. * Life begins at 80 for John Alexander. After years, in Hollywood workings as Donald Meek's stand- in,' 80-year-old Alexander is making his - screen debut in M-G-M's "Gold Town." ' * * » SUBSTITUTE W HEN Hedy Lamarr arrived on the Watner lot to" do "The Conspirators," everyone-was anx- ous to get a close-up look. Two prop men ambled off the set to ;aze in awe. One' said, "Terrific, isn't she?" Replied the second, "Yes, she is nice, but she's.no Hedy Lamarr." * ^ * Paramount has scheduled a sequel to "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay," with Diana. Lynn and Gail Russell again in co-starring roles. * * * Movie makers are playing smart again. "In Our Time" is a story MAJOR PETER W. RAINER Essay Contest Open To Area Club Boys Plans are now-practically complete for the 1944 phase of the perpetual Sears-Roebuck cow, hog and hen program which was started in 1937, according to W. C. O'Mara, manager of the company's Lubbock store. The program, which was instituted to place pure bred stock on the farm, is open to all 4-H club and FFA boys in the six counties of the Lubbock district. These counties are Lubbock, 'Hockley, Crosby, Lynn, Lamb and Garza, the last named being included for the first time in the program. Several gilt pigs and one boar Major Piter W. Rainer, the only officer from-, the British Eighth Army staff thus far available for American audiences and one of the most distinguished foreign citizens to visit the United States this year, will address the April dinner o£ the Lubbock Knife and Fork club Monday night at 7 o'clock at. the'Hilton hotel. His subject will be: "Pipeline to Battle." Served Continuously In Africa Major Rainer served on the Eighth army general staff—ihe only officer to serve continuously from the days of Gen. Wavell to the final fall of Tunisia to the Allies. He was in charge of water supply, without which the campaigns in the desert would have been impossible. A mining engineer by profession, he is author of "Pipeline to Victory," published in January -1944: "My Vanished Africa," a notable best seller and "Green Fire," a story of African emerald mines. He spent 8 years in the American Southwest as a mining engineer and -12 years in South America. A South African, he was born in a tent in Swaziland and Zulu kings were his boyhood heroes. • Coming from a staff officer who has been through • the three campaigns in North Africa, an intimate associate of British war leaders, an officer who saw the Americans in action, he is able to chart Allied moves—past, present and iuture—in- a pattern of victory, each move a necessary step toward the next one. An excellent public speaker, • he knows military strategy and tactics as few other men available to American audiences. "He served-in the Boer war as a trooper, distinguished himself with" Demilion's scouts in World 1 and has been decorated twice in World war 11 for "devotion to duty and services of exceptional merit." The new capital of Japanese- held Thailand is Petchabun, a village isolated from railroads and main highways.

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 16 Apr 1944, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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