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PAGE 8 STATESVILLE RECORD LANDMARK SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, J95S ' j] Fraternity Man asts Absent Names NEW YORK (UP) -- Charles H. Blair lifted a martini glass Wednesday nicht and downed the pale liquid qju-tly - All alone. He set ibe glass on the bar and studied t'ie l m o n peel left in the bottom. He stood a few moments, his eye 1 - on the iemon peel. Then hf home to bed. He dip "I- alone although he was in the cionced men's bar of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, with the conversation and laughter washing hc-a\i!y aiour.d him. He 'may h : \ e felt a throng of ghostl} e; es upon him as he drank, and he; iV a dozily echo of young men's M.-U. "- i oiicd in "Far Above C?} nan's V, aicis He "may lu\e But if he did, he ga\e no sic.:i of it. Blair, in hi SOth year, had kepi his 61-jear-oM pledge of reunion T" fr.t\" - eisc'U "Cornell University undergraduates had \o\ved in 189-; to meet e \ e v \ five years as long s t! cy V up We dr. i 8 o'cic*.: "I d ^ he riJ P l i l U U . , 1 frato i... aPy r /u idea ' · o ^ 80s. T' o ^ m ?' ] in ' Tlicv i Wa.iV.l 1SOO. A! J first m j'. , f\l. Blair alone showec · Csy night, precisely a ;, per the signed pledge nvvn to live this long" M O he left i \ ; s in the Psi Upsilon - "sf at Cornell origin ne plrdge. getting the a no 1 cl popular in th M U -.picad, and soon 28) day." '--,'i3d. i, e to meet at the Old ^ cl, gathering first in ba ause of the } ear of the Hii.a thev called them elves "The 1900 Club." You could get two martinis for a quarter at :he Old Waldorf bar that year, Blair recalled, "tiwce as big as his." The pledge was unvarying. First drink at the bar. Then everybody stand and sing the song about .heir noble alma mater, Far Above Cayuga's Waters, then to table. Every five years they met, their ranks dwindling as the years passed. They toasted the memory of those who dropped away and kept on meeting. The Old Waldorf was torn down. They transferred to the new one. Before his silent toast Wednesday night, Blair said: "They started dying on me. There's nobody left." That was not precisely correct. Only three attended the 1950 meeting. Seven still live. But illness, or extreme distance, kept them from this year's reunion. Blair skipped dinner. Didn't feel hungry. Before his lone lifted glass, he said: "Fred Fullern one of our group, once said we'd be sorry we started this thing -- you know, because when you get to the last man..." Was he sorry? Blair downed his toast. "No," he said. "I'm happy. It's been a happy ites ^ 5 , v c as sees fi ,. N ClfOX («JP I--The r, \ Had Oregon Sen. "L ( TV cliic.atly signed up n:,v,-"- today, but Morse lie still plans to vote as he :icia ! or economic \ull tell him how any party label," ; in announcing he re-election as a Dem- dtr to \^it ' Jlorse s. \\ojld sec oirat. iioise t c i t e d he Republican "Pai^ in l r: )2 ind campaigned for b'vnou-s, ^-^i E Stevenson for HP then became an inde- penJ."d rd so acmg gave the Demojn.0 conrol of the Senate in t'lis Ccncress. "Morse officially on the ^,.^^-^nc side, the Senate now lus 49 Demociats and 47 Republicans. Mcise said ho feels his decision to run as a Democrat is the best ttay "to advance the cause of liberalism \i American politics. The Democratic program, he told a Ponlrr.d. Ore., rally, is "in the best ir.;ercsi of the independent farmers, sm^ll businessmen, working people, wlute _ collar and civil sen ice YvO'i. whelming m of Oregon. He that I ha\c J to pub-can ?arty, . s-- indeed, the over- jority of the people "There is no question i* the last eight years liberalize the Rebut the task was Iran Royalty Held Prisoner ROME (UP)--A 7-year-old, dark eyed boy who may one day be shah of Iran, and his mother, were prisoners of Italian police today in one of Rome's swankiest hotels. The police action was an outgrowth of a dramatic tug-of-war between attractive Christiaoie Cho- lesky Pahlevi and her brother-in- law who is the present shah. Rome authorities explained they had been called into the case "pro tectavely" after am official of the Iranian ministry of education who was traveling with the prince and his mother, "disappeared" with their passports. In an exclusive interview with the United Prers ffl her closely- guarded hotel room, Mrs. Pahlevi explained that s'he had been living in Iran for several years, but now wanted to return to her native France with her son. 'I am French," she said. "I want to go back to my home in Paris. But tihey wiil not let me." Tears brimmed in her eyes as she spoke. "The royal court says I must go to Switzerland where tihey want to put the boy in school. The police won't even let me out onto the street with little Prince Ali.' The boy's father, Ali Reza Pah- levi, who was a brothtr of the Shah was killed last Oct. 29 in an Iranian airplane crash. The reigning shah has no sons. So little Prince Ah', as possible heir to the throne, has become extremely important in the eyes M ^ · · ^ · · ^ ^ · · i TM TM 11 linn 11 "'I ·'··· 11 i Stanwyck, Reagan Are Co-Stars Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald, Reagan co-star in "Cattle Queen of Montana," romantic action story of the men and women who pioneered the West when the greedy and godless made Montana territory a name of shame, opening at the Playhouse Theater February 24. Providing the two stars with definitely off-beat roles and filmed in and around Glacier National Park against some of the most magnificent scenery ever presented in Technicolor, this RKO - Benedict Bogeaus production is an attraction with strong popular appeal. TONY CURTIS and Gene Nelson flank curvy Gloria De Haven here and they both make a play for her heart in this technicolor musical romance "So This Is Paris" which also stars Corinne Calvet and the new comedian Paul Gilbert. The picture features nine new song and dance compositions. "So This Is Paris" starts today at the State. Drive-In Theaters Become Big Business GR4CE KELLY goes very out-doorsy in her new M-G-M picture, "Green Fire," filmed in South America, wearing frocks with a Latin motif. This rust wool blouse has a pleated V-neck and is set off bv stark Indian design embroidered in brown, black and beige. Full length sleeves can be rolled to the elbow. 'Green Fire" opens Late Show Tonight at the Playhouse. In Hollywood. . . HOLLYWOOD -- (NEA) -- Hol- [yyvood on TV: The original Amos · n Andj--Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll--will take the TV plunge next fall in a novel home- screen experiment. Instead of slapping on blackface, the}'11 do all of their famous Negro characterizations and many voices as their white-laced selves -- a visual version of their radio show as seen for 3 ears by radio studio audiences A telefilm series, Amos 'n' Andy, starring Negro players, has been on the air tor some time and will not be dropped because of the new live show -'But if I read of two more TV performers going to the Amity News The Won en of the Church of Be- thcscla met. Saturday afternoon, Febraai" 12 a' the home of Mrs. H. L. Frcci:nd. members v,ere presort. Toe missionary society of Amity lir'ie a . caurc i met witn Mrs. P. L K Dor ton Sattruay, February r? ":v= Tlo 1 cl 'loloert was pro'-IT. T«'d\e members \\cre ths, is i ' -0- who nas been con- Jincs Lv:n ^iTie lor several mon- --o-a IP mistral student m f ic. .al seminary of De- C t , js Attest speaker at "a tr .'A a Sunday at the " -\o*^hip sen ice. Mr. is c.n rrei night guest in -· e r! :,lr. and Mrs. Roy S,, ' .av wght and was · ' c-i of Mr and Mrs. - r- i day night. a-- 1 n , -.3 Clde Yates of s p M-jiiday with Mr. , , . r. Cook. 7 { ,e Ov\ois. a student i ,'! Memorial hospital, , prl Aith her par- o " I r s Ernest Owens. --o--' 1 i,cl "It Ulla firemen r 1 'f, t h e iome of Jess , (_ .(.land route 2, ' "c fire caused i , c chimney and did to the nouse of his uncle and the royal court. Little Prince All was undisturbed by all the fuss. He sat on j the floor, nibbling a breakfast roll ' and laughing. The Shah and Queen Soraya currently are en route back to Iran from the United States where the Queen, who has not yet pro-| duced an heir to the throne, un-' derwent a medical check-up. Soviets Plan Lengthy Life LONDON (UP) -- Friends, do you want to live to be 100, or 150, or even 180 yeais old 9 Then listen to this amazing discovery, brough 4 - you by a group of outstanding Soviet scientists: "For a long time, the question of increasing the span of life of human beings has bcei studied by a group of Moscow, Leningrad and Kharkov scientists Prof Mironov, i2 charge of research, says the available, both lirtorical and clinical, shows that the normal expectation of Me.. .lies between 150 and 180 years." You don't believe it? Well, Leningrad radio, in a broad- Drive-in Theatre TQN!6HTONLY Double Feature · "we'll do hospital," says Gosden, ;he show on film." Hollywood hears the Jackie Gleasons may kiss and make up. Lots of quiet dinner dates recently . . . Martin Milner, who plays the new son-in-law on the Stu Erwm show, is looking at rings. The reason is Blonde Jouey Stilson, special services beauty at Fort Ord. Not on the teleprornpter Ruth Roman, on becoming a TV comedienne: "I think it would be good emotional balance for me to do comedy on television and save my emotional outbursts for motion pictures." This Is Television, Mrs. Jones Reed Hadley asked for a stopover in Buffalo, N. Y., on his "Public Defender" personal-ap pearance tour. He was once a floorwalker in the lingerie department of a Buffalo department store. The Witnet: Red Skelton, attend- a meeting of the Los Angeles county supervisors, was asked what changes he'd make if he were a supervisor. Said Red: "I'd oil these chairs. The squeaking keeps me awake." --o-Walt Disney's shrewd home- screen blending of his old film screen blending of his old film with preview celluloid of his new theater-bound movies has opened the eyes of major studio bosses to what can be done without inspiring "Traitor" cries from exhibitors. Cow pastures across the country have gone theatrical -- with the creation of 4,512 new drive-in theaters since 1948. It's new business, new entertainment and a diversion for acres of farm land, now producing a new crop of movie fans. The drive-in theater is America's new and great treat for the whole family. It's strictly a family proposition, for any car gains admittance with two paying adults, and all children under twelve years of age are free. Curiously, all children who seek admission to drive- in theaters are under twelve, according to their parents. But the drive-in operators have learned to ask the youngsters how old they are --and they tell the truth. In any given carload of kids, someone will quickly say that "Jimmie is thirteen and I'm eleven" and so forth. One little sister explained that her brother was twelve, but today was his birthday, and he was born very late in the afternoon! He got in okay. . Drive-ins are popular in industrial areas where father comes home tired at the end of the day, and he can take everyone, including Grandma and the family pets, in the car, without changing his clothes. It saves hiring a babysitter, for the small-fry can sleep through the pictures if they prefer it that way. One smart drive-in theater manager always has a free dog biscuit for the family pooch. It makes for good will, and encourages the sale of refreshments at intermission. Even if the car is loaded, with, only two adults to pay admission, the whole aggregation must have hot dogs, ice-cream, soft drinks, hamburgers, chili and whatnot for their outdoor theater party- It's no casual or inexpensive operation to build a new drive-in theater these days. It costs upwards of S150.000 to get any sort of presentable result. From ten to fifty acres are required for the entire estate. Traffic authorities demand that drive-ins be located off the highways in a manner that prevents congestion either arriving or leaving. Usually this means a fairly long private road as an entrance, plus ample parking space before entering and a diversified egress that doesn't spill the outgoing audience into the traffic stream on a crowded highway all at once. It takes a lot of figuring to solve this problem. The construction of the ramps is a paving job, with as much grading and landscaping as are required for a private estate. Cars are j angled to look up at the screen to drive onto the ramp and off without obstructing traffic. Ushers i with flashlights see that you take the proper path, and make your entrance and exit as you should. You are safer on these premises than you are entering your own driveway at home. The drive-in manager is all over the place, usually in a jeep or scooter that takes him everywhere in a hurry. His responsibility is to the family, the traffic authority and his boss, all at one time. He runs a substantial merchandising business on the side. Intermission time in a drive-in is the time to stretch, take a walk, visit the rest rooms and buy things at the concession counter. Drive-in heaters average 40 cents in food sales for every dollar in admissions. Down South, they sell chili in cones or cups--and it's all right, for if you spill it on the seat, it's your seat cover that suffers. Drive-in theaters don't have as much vandalism as is prevalent in conventional theaters. The young audience is better behaved, and there's less ohamce to be destructive. Every car is equipped with aloud speaker--and in these days of "surround sound." sometimes two speakers. Thse hang on posts convenient to the parking ramp, and are inserted inside the car windows. If you deal in modern Stereophonic Sound you'll hear four separate sound tracks, delivered to both of your ears. Customers sometimes forget to disconnect the speakers. These hang on posts con- them off the posts. Good managers tell their patrons not to worry- but to turn them in at the exit gate, and everything will be all right. Some speakers are stolen, but tihey are really no good for any other use, and this constitutes about the only form of pure vandalism. Speakers are worth from twelve to twenty dollars each, so it means a real loss if they are stolen. TONY CURTIS ·, -.JOANNE DRU' ML. ^BETTCD. SUNDAY ONLY u i. erl P r i' clan ic o could be brought -o-- ,iw recently visit- 1 \ ; Eugene W. ' l o i t Bclvoir, Va. cast monitored here today, said there already are 1,500 Russians who are more than 150 years old and 35,000 that are over 100. "In this respect, il is important to preserve the vitality and activity of the central brain, which is responsible for the major life processes," the broadcast said. For further information on this amazing scientific discovery send a card or letter at once to Mironov, Celled M-I-R-O-N-O V, in care of Radio Leningrad. Tnere is no cost cr obligation. 7 7-M /ill m a i n L o d solu'e Chiang also world support TAIPEI, Fo.mosa (UP)--Gener ali-simo C"ian^ K-a-shck predicted todV-Miis Naiionohst troops can de- feal ^"'C ComnuinLls on the China e\on 1ho; ( gh the Reds HM-I-M,,.^ I'V^ Lur to one. He s-.W that "^ery few" of the Comr.'imsi- s oldicr are "reliable, wh'te the \ahonaLsts possess "abs for victory, predicted Russia wul .,u *«,., Communist China "100 per cent 5 ' in «ny invasion of Formosa, but \vould not fight itself. He scrl l i e is convinced the Pel- pin 1 ? re'ime will attempt such an invasion", as it has threatened for v,',icn tiiey know how we a*e (Nationalist __ the Uni'ed States) to Siand together, ana exactly what consequences \\ill follow their actions, they will certainly _ think twice before acting," be said, VE® iac-rrmn China and Guizado Will Stand Trial PANAMA (UP) -The National Assembly ignored former President Jose Ramon Guizado's protestation of innocence and voted that he stand trial before the body for complicity in the macmnegun assassination of his predecessor, President Jose Remon. The assembly by a vote of 48 to 1 approved the recommendation of a special commission which investigated the allegations against Gui- zado. It set March 21 for the opening of the trial. The commission reported to the Assembly last week that its investigation showed Guizado was implicated by the testimony of the confessed triggerman, playboy lawyer Ruben Miro. It recommended Gui- zado stand trial before the Assembly as provided by the Panamanian constitution. Remon was death Jan. 2 Villa Heights THEATRE Tonight Only . . . 2 Features JAMES STEWART-JOANNE ORU " GILBERT flOLAND · DAN DURYEA MARK TWIN: machinegunned to while attending a . horse race. Three other members of his party also were killed. Guizado, as vice president, automatically succeeded Remon. Following Miro's confession he was 'impeached and Masted. In Color 2-Shows Nightly Starts 6:45 m tovep wcy! Sh« WK no Iriy-- »h» wu t crBflpin', cnwtt«\ eursiblt Unk! " scon A COLUMBIA PICTURE, Angela Through With 'Bad' Roles ANGELA--18 THEATRE HOLLYWOOD -- (UP) -- Many an aspiring actress yearns to leave "good girl" roles behind her on, the theory that until she plays mean, unpleasant, plotting women she'll never really get anywhere in Hollywood. It may come as a blow, therefore, to learn that an established actress wants no more "bad girl" parts. The actress, Angela Lansbury, said that things were just one unhappy characterization after another. She finally made a switch, but it wasn't easy. "I can't really describe how tired I am of playing bad women," she said. "I got my break as one in i'Gaslight,' I know. And I was a cruel one in 'If Winter Comes' and an out-and-out heel in 'The Harvey Glide.' One of the worst was in 'Remains to be Seen,' in which I was an absolutely horrible scheming murderess. Starts SUNDAY^ BIG OUTDOOR C-I-N-E-M-A-S-C-O-P-E Screen Scoreboard Approved by City Council P.T.A. PLAYHOUSE: Saturday: "Escape From Fort Bravo,"-- Adults Young, excellent; Children, mature. Late Show Saturday, Monday - Wednesday: "Green Fire,"-- Adult Young, entertaining; Children, no. ThursdayFriday: "Cattle Queen Of Montana," --Adult Young, good; Children, no. 20th Century-Fox prwwfc WRRYl F. ZANUCK'$ THE JEAN SIMMONS VICTOR MATURE GENE TIERNEV MICHAEL WILDING BELLA DARV! PETER USTINOV nA EDMUND PURDOM 'The Egyptian COiOtkyDClV*! -Plus- Color Cartoon 2-Shows Nightly -- Starts at 6:45 Saturday-Wednesday: "So This Is Paris,"-- Adult Young Children, very good. Thursday: "A Woman's Face,"-- No Report. Friday: "Caine Mutiny,"-- Adult Young, excellent; Children, mature. VILLA HEIGHTS: Sunday-Monday-Tuesday: "The Egyptian,"-- Adult Young, excellent; Children, no. WednesdayThursday: '-Rhapsody,"-- Adult Young, excellent especially for women; Children, no. Friday-Saturday: Double Feature, "Stand At Apache River," -- Adult Young, fair; Children, no. HILLCREST: Sunday: "Man With A Million," --Family medal. Friday-Saturday: Double Feature, "Back To God's Country,"-- Adult Young, good of kind. Children, no. "Shoot First," --Adult Young, good; Children, Shop, Save and Bank in Statesville IT* Wonderful Story of THREE SAILORS ON LEAVE ^.THREE GIRLS IN LOVE .and Fire little Orphans .m. MARA CORDAY ·MISS UNIVtKJE Of 1954' 'MISS U S.A.Of 1954' CHRISTIANS MARTEL- MYRNA HANSEN ADVENTURE! in M-G-M's action hit » '", filmed in South American wilds in COLOR and Gorgeous Grace Kelly, beautiful actress of many hits.. - now in her most exciting romantic role! JUNGLE PROWLER I Sleek / jaguar wi'fh death in its fangs/ RAGING FLOOD! A roaring river on o riot of destruction! ·· 'a BANDIT HORDE I The bandittos of El More on a blood-thirsty rampage! JOHN ERICSON-s MURVYNVYE -,: Written for ihe Screen by Photographed m (VAN GOFF«i BEN ROBERTS- EASTMAN COLOR LATE SHOW TONIGHT 10:30 MONDAY--TUESDAY--WEDNESDAY TODAY ONLY f\M5-M's GREATEST Oi^OORif^QJl DftAMA! "ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO' P! k V j i p Where You'll Soon See Many More Big Hits! ·--including-- 'Many Rivers To Cross" in Cinemascope and Color with ROBERT TAYLOR -- ELEANOR PARKER kN JUNGLE" ith IERRILL ERLING ^^p__njcDamnMra.»MB Oimnirfiii"*ni^TM^TM "FOUR GUNS TO THE BORDER" in Technicolor with RORY CALHOUN EWSPAPKKl

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