Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on September 24, 1944 · Page 15
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.sUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1944 FIFTEEN Great Film'treat <r | ; G. Robinson Greatest Role ••Timid -.-, Bank Clerk in War x Whenever a best-seller is brought to the screen .M'Columbia Is doing currently'" with Theodore Pratt'i i best-seller, "Mr. Winkle GOBS to i War",. starring Edward B. Robin— the natural tendency i* to s comparisons in 'spite, of the that books and the-screen are entirely different mediums. For those who were so enthusiastic about- "Mr.•• Winkle Goes to war" on the printed page, let it be quickly stated. that they have a really great treat in store for them when they.see the film. Far from changing the outline or detail of this heart-warming novel, screenwriters Waldo Salt, George Corey and Louts Solomon have brought all its deft human characterizations,, its chuoklesome situations and its understanding of army life to the screen Vith an aliveness seldom encountered In this, of course, the magnificent portrayal of Edward G. Robinson as the shy, timid bank clert who, drafted at 44 into a young man's war, Koes through the rigors of basic training with the best of them and learns to dish it out like the tough- r-est GI Joe of them all. Never has colorful actor been better. Re- Four Outstanding " in \Movie Hits 31ackstone Sixth Great Magician Ranks Wilh Five World Famous Entertainers Who Preceded Him Here mre four famous "Misters" of the movie*. Left t» right are "Mr. Smith" (Jamec Stewart), "Mr. Deeds" (Gary Cooper), "Mr. (Charles Caburn) and latest of ali, "Mr. Winkle" (Edward G. Robinson). The Utter, not aeea her* yet, U said t« be a. portrayal certain to be added to the movie hall of fame. "Little Caesar* play» the role of a timid, henpecked bank clerk who is drafted, and be- caaftt in A-l war l»er». ' V his gangster parts, climbs the heights • pembered for \tobinson now •T,ith the most sympathetic and understanding role of his brilliant career. . .-._-. v. t . Seldom does the film-goer find players who not only support a star with as sound and significant acting. Ruth Warrlck as Amy, Mr. Winkle's nagging wife; Ted Donaldson as Barry, pal from the orphanage and partner in the "tix- it" business; Robert Armstrong as Joe Tinker, Bob Haymes as Jack Pettigrew, Richard Lane as Sergeant "Alphabet", Richard'. Galnes as Ralph Wescott^-all as Winkle's Army, pals, are outstanding. ' ; Bread and cake boxes accumulate bacteria, so be sure to clean them out. occasionaJly. GRACE M. FISHEE THEATRE LAST TIMES TECHNICOLOR UE BOWMAN PHILS1LVERS-J1NXFAUEHBURG Sam H*y kjr VIRGINIA VAN UPf Dir»etKl by CHARLES VIDOft ' COLUMBIA PICTURE $ HIGHLIGHTS IN THE NEWS Capture of Toulon and Marseille! 28 Killed in Rail Crash! The Legion on Parade! Michigan Gridders Beat Sea hawks! Also: Selected Short Subjects A Grace M. Fisher Theatre NOW PLAYING A-4^:ij;-; talfcj > HALL ^^__^_^^ .—^g^——-—.^- — nmTr TmEVES Mfc ANDY DEVINK TORTUKJO BOMANOYA HANt PDGLIA KAMSAT AMI MORONf OLSKJf KUKTKATCKj ufxfThou»*nd« in ThjiBing ADOfO ATT»ACDOf« " SEVEN DOORS TO DEATH" THRILLING DRAMA OK THE WAR News . . . Selected Short Subjects Eisenhower (Continued from P*ge 6) West Africa. To meet the critical emergency General Eisenhower, and his government behind him, decided to support the situation on the grounds of military necessity. He considered the move essential in the ligMt of the military crisis, because It would swing units "of the French fleet to the United Nations and bring substantial French forces to his support. When the agreement was reached, on Nov. 15, General Elsenhower said specifically. "Now the working arrangement is very satisfactory," Indicating th« temporary nature of the move. Within two -weeSs units of the French fleet as well as Dakar surrendered and joined the Allies, sparing thousands of American lives and strengthening our naval power. Political factions In America, England, and France attacked the Darlan 'agreement, bu- the general's only remark to frlenus Is said t to have been, "I am not a politician. My job is to. help win this war. I shall do whatever in my judgment will help to end the war victoriously in the quickest possible 'time." * • e On Christmas Eve a revolver shot decided the Darlan issue. Admiral Darlan, 61 years old, was shot to death at his headquarters in the city of Algiers. A 20-year-old lad, member of a French patriotic organization, was the assassin. Two days later the ardent young crusader vas tried by court martial and sent to his death before a firing squad. General Ike was sitting at the officers' front-line mess, dining with members of his staff, when the message of Darlan's death was delivered to him. His aide and friend, Lieut.-Com dr. Harry G. Butcher of the Navy, was at his side. Leaving their Christmas Eve dinners on the table,'they stepped into their car and started for Algiers. All night long they dro*» »t hl»h speed over the roads through the darkness, the general talcing turns at the wheel with Butcher. Christmas morning dawned over the desert. About noon Ike and Butch stopped by the roadside, and standing beside their parked car ate British field rations for their Christmas dinner. It was Christmas night when they arrived in the ancient capital of Algiers. ! Here the details which could not be transmitted over the telephone were related. The night was* spent locked In consulations, After a few hours sleep. General Elsenhower went to Darlan's home and offered his condolences to th« admiral's widow. He then attended the military funeral at the cathedral and returned to consulations. On the following day it was announced that the successor of Darlan Genera Giraud. This appointment, too, was confirmed over political protests for "military reasons." The CASABLANCA \xvin Elsenhower strategy was proving itself day by day. Through these early weeks the French porl of Dakar, which Hitler had planned to use as a springboard across the South Atlantic to South America was turned over to the use of the United forces Nations. American ground reached Dakar. American forces were battle at Tobourba. Allied planes were bombing Bizerte in Tunisia. United States and British forces were inflicting severe casual- tieson the-enemy. General Ike's only complaint was, "Hell, I'm not seeing enough of this darn war." New Year's Day, 1943, found the Allied forces driving hard wedges nto the Axis strongholds. There was a. constant succession of blows and counter blows as the Americans advanced, were driven back, and then drove forward again in terrific onslaughts. Eisenhower called his headquarters "Grand 'Central Station" be- :ause of the crowd constantly passing through. There he sat and sweated in the daytime and nearly froze at night as he Issued orders and listened to complaints. "General Ike Is the man to take your troubles to," exclaimed an officer. "Ike can grin at anyone and make him feel good". When you see »hat he's up against more than aalf your troubles disappear." His informality, with his sound advice or admonition, was a compelling force in itself. At the be- Inning of the campaign he sent this message to General Patton. "Dear Georgle: Algiers hns been ours for two days. Gran defenses crumbling rapidly with Navy shore DatterSes surrendering. Only tough nut left to crack is in your hand. Crack it open quickly. (Signed) Ike." .Even when forced to fight two wars at the same time, one on the military front and the other on the political front, General Ike remained cool. His great working :apacity, his vast memory and extraordinary organizing ability, commanded respect of friend or foe. His regular working day lasted between 16 and 18 hours. He remarked that this was better than to keep everybody else awake by snoring. If he, could wedge In a. few minutes for exercise he went out with a handball and "had a- catch" with some of the offflcers. Originally he had planned to exercise with a medicine ball, but he lost it overboard in transit. • * • He was a picturesque figure as he traveled back and forth to the battlefronts by plane or jeep. Generally he wore what he called his "goop suit," his nickname for the tankman's "zoot suit." This consisted of a pcJr of pants which came up to the armpits with the bottoms buttoned around his shoes. For a coat he wore a heavy battle jacket; instead of the regulation military cap, a heavy knitted helmet covered his head. We can see him as he holds important conferences under the wings of Flying Fortresses or in scanty field headquarters, or standing in a Jeep, traveling over 200 miles a day. And he covered a lot of territory. He once left his headquarters at 3 a. m. and arranged to meet various commanders along the way working until midnight. Then he lay down for three hours of Bleep and began again until he returned at noon the following day to head' quarters.' There held conferences until dinner time, and then set about studying maps and plans until II p. m. While he traveled he allowed himself no privileges and ate the ordinary C or K rations of the troops. These consisted of hard biscuits, chocolate, coffee, canned vegetables, and stews. This he ate cold. Rather than to take the time to heat the coffee, he drank water from his canteen. . The general did not escape his share of danger. Once his Jeep was pushed into a ditch while it was threading its way along a road between two long motor convoys in a alackout; he suffered badly sruised back. Another tune he and his party were under heavy machine-gun fire. On another occasion he slept In a town which was aeavily bombed a few minutes after nis departure. He could see the anti-aircraft guns- go into action as he drew away in his Jeep. • * « The news was secretly guarded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had arrived in North Africa the first time a president of the United States had ever left his country In wartime— and the firsl time a president had ever crossed the Atlantic in an airplane. He [rasped the hand of General Eisenhower as he landed in Casablanca In French Morocco. He had come to discuss strategic plans for the Invasion of Europe from its "under belly." For 10 days (Jan. 14-24, 1943) in * whi'c villa near the shorss of the Atlantic, the conferences which were 'to make history were held. Prime Minister Winston Churchill sat beside him Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, surrounded by advisers from the Army and Navy, was seated near General Eisenhower. Around the conference table were the British Chiefs of Staff with Gen. Henri Honore Giraud and Gen. Charles de Gaulle, representing the French With military maps and plans spread before them they laid the plans for the "coming invasion,' working from early morning untl midnight. American infantry stooc guard with fix«d bayonets on all roads leading to the villa. The peaceful-looking villa, under the waving palms and covered with bougainvillaea in full bloom, was surrounded by emplacement guns and barbed-wire barricades. Here the future was being molded. (To Be Continued Next Sunday) Highlights ("Continued from Page 12) ing a variety of American and English fictions, single biographies and selections of biographies. September 18 Pvt. Vernon Wolford, MacDill Field, Florida anc Pvt. Wayne Arnold, Fort Bragg, N C. graduates of 1943,, were visitors at our school. What's cookin? .This seems to be the main thought of the students as they pass from one classroom to another. The cafeteria class under the supervision of Miss Dorothy Haines has been preparing lunch for the faculty. The .cafeteria is to open for "the benefit of the entire school October 2. 'The regular assembly was helc Wednesday with Coach Sunonccll and his football squad in charge The purpose of this program was to give the students a better understanding of football. Looking forward to Friday's garni a vary peppy-pep meeting wn held under the leadership of las years cheerleaders, Virginia Le Pyles and Jean Marker. Candi dates for cheerleaders for '44-'45 ar to be elected, alter a try out. The school 4-H Club met Wed nesday with Miss Florence How ard. County Club agent. The main topic was projects. The member were asked to decide the projec they want to carry in the coming year. Special assembly was held Thurs day when Sgt. Calvin Koven showei reels of the Bombing of Schweln fort, .Germany. THE HILLTOPPER. A GRACE M. FISHER THEATRE SVO.-V.! GIDU GALORt GALA MIDNIGHT SHOW TO-NIGHT 4 Shows Monday Kiddie Matinee t Blackstone Will Give Free Rabbits ' At This Performance THE UWEST RECtOIAKTK EXTIAVAGARZA ON EA8TH! I ^Tradition in the theatre is the ery backbone of the amusement lu- ustry today. It Is tradition that gives the fine blood-lines to its lead- ng entertainers, be they musical omedy and vaudeville stars; stars f the serious drama, or magicians. It Is not necessary for these blood- ines to actually flow In the veins and pass down from father to son mother to daughter. In fact, it is peculiar twist which fate has eup- ilicd to the theatre, that rarely is he actual blood descendant up to he par which made famous his par- nt. ' Tradition carries on the honored xaft of the theatre, no matter what ;ort of entertainment that theatre upplies. And thus tradition has made possible the carrying on of The Legend of the Great Magicians." Few people know it, but there are the United States alone, more han a million and a half persons, 'rom youngsters eight years of age o oldsters eighty or more, and of >oth sexes, who are amateur magl- :ians. Add to these at least another wo million who, despite what age hey may be, are still magical enthusiasts who revel in a good magic show and then throw in the rela- .Ives and friends who go along "just or the ride" and you have to ac- oiowledge that magic and magical entertainers especially, have the argest potential audience of any type of entertainment in the theatre Magic Is both a profession and a nobby as well as being the cleanest orm of entertainment ever presented to theatregoers. Small wonder, then, that the le- end of the great magicians has carried on for more than a hundred years, having its practical start with Robert Houdlni, the Anderson, "Wizard of the North," Herman The Great, Kellar, the first great American magician who in turn was succeeded by Howard Thurston, the minister's son from Columbus, Ohio, and now Harry Blackstone of Chicago, who was Thurston's rival for the mantle of the great Kellar and who, now that Thurston has passed on, retains the undisputed right to be known as "The World's Foremost." Blackstone and his show of wonders which comes to the Maryland heatre midnight tonight and tomorrow is looked up to by at least three and a half million Americans today is an American Institution, carry- ng on the tradition and legend of his predecessors; yearly making a tour of the country, amazing thousands with his skill and his newest illusions. Warner Bros. • technicians arc rushing construction of three sots, :ach to occupy, a..fuU sound stage, or "San Antonio," : Brrol Flynn itarrer which went before th« cameras last week." The sets will represent the Bella Union Saloon, a Mexican peon adobe village and the Co-, .ulla village Square, David Butler s directing for producer Robert Buckner. ' Ballet Lessons will give her Grace! Enroll your daughter with Cumberland's leading Dance Instructor. Mr. Moyer has been studying with Michael Niclioloff of the Ballet Russe and a former partner of Anna Pavlova, and Is ably fitted to instruct in this form of dance art. Enrollments are still being accepted in all classes but early enrollment is advised. The ballet course includes instruction in tap, acrobatic and ballroom dancing. Give your child the benefit of this complete training. MOVER STUDIO 231 South Mechanic St. Phone 796-J fhree Huge Sets for Erro! Flvim Slurrer Mildred Dunnodt E»«t To Meet Navy Husband Mildred Dunnock, whO-hEs_just. completed a featured role tn Wax- ner Bros.' film treatment of "The Corn is Green", Bette Davis starrer, left Hollywood September IB to join her husband, LJeut. Keith Unnay, U. S. N., In New York. "The Oojm is Green", basetf on the Broadway plai' !n which Ethel Barrymore played the starring role, is being directed for Warners by Vincent Sherman. Double Feature (GARDEN) Now Showing Washinrton . ., Where No Man's Safe . . . Alter Dark! OLIVIA D E HAVILLAND — AND — SONNY TUFTS "GOVERMENT GIRL" — WITIt — ANNE Awn JAMES SHIRLEY DUNN ——PLUS—*— ANCHORS AWEIGH FOR ACTION! "THE NAVY WAY" — \vmr — ROBERT LOWERY • JEAN PARKER STRANGEST OF ALL SCREEN SENSATIONS! RAPTURE OF BEAUTY! FURY OF A BORN OF WILDS . . . . A TIGER TEMPTRESS WHOSE THRILL IS TO KILL ACQUAMETTA AND HIS SNOW OF IOOI WOHDERS PIUS STARS ON PARADE" She kissed trie boys goodbye _ Losfng her heart-was strfcHy 9 poer-ivar plan but" Sonny changed «ll thaf with an all-out (*Tege on •ti-e romantic front! It's the swellest Uss-by-kfss battle since rSo_Rroodly W& rUtl'l Paulette Goddard Sonny Tuffs BARRY FITZGERALD Rrrnl Ana l.nolilc At lie W«« In "Geltij .Mr With BEULAH 80NDI nd Walter Sande -MaryTreen • Ann Dcran ied b, MirV Stndn'cK n &y AtUn Scott IN THE NEWS ! AMERICAN LEGION CONVENTION IN CHICAGO — HURRICANE I,ASHES EAST- WAR NEWS— FOOTBAM^- ROI,I,ER SKATING NOW SHOWING EXTRA! OUiNEV COLOR CARTOON "THE OJ.n ARMY GAME" ;;•* U w xl- cc- .-N •ity Kl— Its. t-T pic, ox t-T lir- Idc, i-B, t-T Bun. -Art ant/ E»e. On« >. f '.»t>; Hun. rr*. On* But, yenr n fm ma*, «**•

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