The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama on August 16, 1956 · Page 16
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The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama · Page 16

Anniston, Alabama
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iA i JUST INSTALLED GIANT SCREEN Shewing Tonight and Friday JNCmaScoP I Color Cartoons Tha OruiuM SUryl "SOMEBODY UP THESE LIKES ME starring Paul Newman Orwlt Nw SUr Shu Jaaa Dua! - . Pier Anr ell . CUr Cart F ' Ktwt t tha WU . SHI "HOT BOD GIRL" Starring Lorl Nelson Chuck Connors ..Also "GIRLS IN PRISON" Si S tarrinr Joan Taylor Cater Cartaaa Turn BOX OFFICE OPENS 6:15 SHOW AT DUSK TONIGHT end FRIDAY MORE DAYS! UNTIL SOMEONE WINS MIDGET SPORT CAR -v Get Tickets Now! No Obligation! I MillAMart'UlJIfB' T TIL, M . - ttueum tlMarjqne MAIN ArAur H UNNICUTT The most intimate story to come out of the war... this is the way it really , was Trj the South-Pacific! This is the drama of a woman who isvbetrajed by v . " 1 i a man and by .. 'yf her own V f ' emotions! I J See it from X3ifX 1 the begin. f t t i -21 u J Short Features! Color Cartoon, "Rocket By Baby News of World Shows Start; 12:40, 2:32, ; . . ; ' : :M. 6:41.151 .. it , , , Five Dramatic llC-A ffljf Atmtalna I f HbUywood's Newest Gal Star Started Dancing This Weel . By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD HI In this rock n roll agt it's downright amazing to find a young movie star who is luscious enough to b t "Miss America" finalist but never learned to dance. - Vera Miles, touted as one of the hottest screen propertie s In months, never was on a ballroom floor until this week. Even then It took an important movie scene to get her there. v , She Is playing Betty Compton, second wife of the late Jimmy Walker, in "Beau James." Bob Hope plays walker. In one key scene the dapper New York mayor takes Miss Compton danc- ins in the Central Park Casino while still married to his first wife At the time, the incident amounted to political suicide for Walker, who had been a favorite among Catholic voters. . ' She Dreaded The Scene Vera said she dreaded the scene for weeks" but finally broke the news to director Mel-Shavelson, producer Jack Rose and Hope. When she told them she couldn't dance, they chorused as one "You're kidding!" j Not in the memory of Para mount studio's oldest timer had such a problem arisen there be fore. After a hurried conference, choreographer Jack, Baker: was called in and Vera now knows bow to dance. - Asked how such a pretty girl 5: WILLIAM A u DEBORAH HOLDEN :rj(ERR That Exciting He-Mon o Thrilled You In "PICNIC- And.Thot Delightful Gal Who Warmed All Hearts in KING & I"! . '-.hi ii ,i limn n )''.!. HHW'UMI..' mt mmmmm . k':.:A 'V t- . 5jj aMPeaeiei. , Here's the whole heart of a woman laid bare! . , ii sne naa mown what lay ahead would she ." could she have turned her back en It? Daysf-Starting Friday Thursday, August 16, 1955 ever escaped dancing. Vera said. "I've just been too busy working all these years. When the kids in my high school - class were out dancing, I had to work, nights to keep in school. The onetime "Miss Kansas" of 1948 (she placed third at Atlantic CHy) worked as a telephone op erator, cafe cashier and waitress during her high school days RKO signed Vera at the Miss America Pageant and. brought her to Hollywood. . After no pictures. she was dropped and 20th Century! Fox signed her. No pictures there either. Warners signed her next but put her only In one picture- as an Indian squaw. Soon she was dropped there too. Next she tried television and started .. working regularly, ? - Played Cancer Victim She played a cancer victim on the first Medic show and Director Alfred Hitchcock saw her; "He called me and said he would like to talk to me but he left the next day for France to make a picture with Grace Kelly.; ! was forgotten again and discouraged." Then, almost a year later, Hitch cock chanced to see a rerun of the same Medic show. This time the. famed director did something he has : never done with another star put her under personTcon-tract; She Just finished "The Wrong Man" for him opposite Henry Fonda. r-r , Any Hitchcock feminine dlscov ery. is' sure to be a top star. It was he who gave Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly their big boosts to stardom.! 3 Officers Join API Naval Staff AUBURN Three additional officers have Joined the Naval ROTC staff at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, according to President Ralph B. Draughon. The three new assistant professors of naval science are as fol lows: Lt. Cmdr. Roger H. Mullins, USN; MaJ. Donald H. Campbell, USMC, and Lt Cmdr. Carl L. Peth. They join Capt W. C. Jonson, Jr., the new professor of naval sci ence. , Commander - Mullins comes to API from London, England, where he served with the NATO logistics unit. He is a graduate of the Naval Academy, and served in the Pacific during World War II. Major Campbell just completed duty with the Fleet Marines in Ja pan and Hawaii. During World War u. he .saw action In the Pacific and was with the 1st Marine Division in Korea. He Is a graduate of the University of Oregon. commander Peth has been serv ing with a special weapons unit In San Diego, Calif . In World War II he served in the Pacific. He is a graduate of Purdue University. . Mullins and Peth are residing- in Auburn while Campbell lives In Opelika. , . ., , A few years' ago men dreamed of getting a salary that they're having av hard time getting by on now,. l . Mane tostimnilHElMARliP J DEWEY MARTIN Exciting New Star Discovery! ' : " ' """" , At 12:40 P. M.! ' I ! ! - v SPEAKS AT HEFLIN Attorney Bill Ward of Birmingham b shewn as he addressed the Heflia Lions Club at the club's regular meeting last week. A former Navy man. Ward served during the Korean War. He told of , experiences and shewed slides made la French Morocco, k Only Thine He Hps Against Russians: ' The By HARMON W. NICHOLS WASHINGTON (UP) My friend Bob Loftus, of' the National As sociatlon of Home Builders, has nothing much against the Russians except their cab drivers. Bob has just returned from a long look at housing behind the big curtain. "The cabbies over there would make a New York cab driver look like a small boy in a Buster Brown suit riding down 5th Av enue on a tricycle,", he said. "There we were,- on hand to prowl around and talk to hod car riers and painters and the like, and we did a lot of our prowling in 'cabs. It was sort of a home and home deal The Russians looked at our work in America; we. were invited to look at their construction. All those Red drivers do is run around with a heavy boot on the gas and a heavy thumb on the born. It's conventional and nerve wracking." ' Visits Twelve Cities Bob hit 12 cities in Russia, in cluding Moscow, Leningrad, and Tbilisi, which was the late Josef Stalin's home town. The former leader's villa is at Lake Riza, up in the bills, and now is a boarding house for Russian workers. Loftus and his party attempted it by cab. These drivers would squeal their brakes around a mountain curve. honking horns like crazy, "hoping," as Bob put it, that there was nobody coming at us from the other side of the mountain. The housing man who does, and always did have a way with words, said the Russian hacker "cuts things close." "Russian pedestrians don't seem toyworry,' he said. "They seem to play it as a game to see how close they can come to an oncoming - fender without getting blood on the driver's windshield. For some reason, though, there are few bad traffic accidents." Interesting Train Rides The group traveled some 9,000 miles in the Soviet Union by plane, river boat and car. Tha plane rides were interesting for the. Americans. The Russians provided two planes, the Russian version of our DCS's. Pilots were good. Most of the landings were on grass strips. "The Russians feel that grass is safer to land on than concrete. S?l h: "SB ',lVg W '" nVHffinl ro" )rf Qt 1 Q IBGU S WR jg SYIVIA SIDNEY IQi SATURDAY feO) f- Cab Drivers Bob said. "And when we landed we had no seat belts. You could stand up, if you wanted to. "We had no bops oyer six hours," he said. "We were served sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, cavi ar and Jelly fish. Filling enough in bumpty weather." Russian hostesses wear no offi cial uniforms, the home building man said. He mentioned a couple of names, "Nina and Lucy," who "looked presentable" in street clothes. Coycpea Family Boasts xGiant? Auburn Reveals AUBURN The newest mem ber of Alabama's cowpea family is a "giant." It's a large pod type that shells out about IS tasty, high table qual ity blackeye peas. Dr. C. L. Isbeil, longtime horti culturist of the API Agricultural Experiment Station who developed the variety, has fittingly dubbed it the "Giant Blackeye." It comes from a selection out of the Vir ginia Blackeye and is well adapt ed to central and northern Ala bama. Pods of the new variety are pro duced on large, almost straight stems that are medium to long, Pods toward the base of plants are held well above the ground in semi-bunch form, while those further out on the plants are nearer the grounds Fully developed pods are about nine Inches long with about 36 weighing a pound when they are ready to shell for green peas. Dr. Isbeil said the peas reach edible size in about 65 to 75 days from date of planting. "The yield has been good to excellent In central and northern Alabama, Dr. Isbeil reported. "Giant Blackeye appears to be a promising mid season variety for home use or for market purposes where there is demand for large podded and large seeded, easily shelled Black- eye peas of good quality." The Giant Blackeye is the sixth of southern cowpea varieties de veloped during recent years at the API Agricultural Experiment Station by Dr. IsbelL ' - Mrs. Sharpe atertalns Mrs.' G. B. Sharps was hostess for the August meeting of Circle three of the' Woman's Missionary Society Of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. F. H. Turk presided and Mrs. Ed Kirkpatrick led the opening prayer. Mrs. W. E. Moon gave the Bible lesson and was in charge of the Royal Service program. , During the business session Mrs. J.. C. Woods Sr., gave the treaaur- Convention; (Centlaaei From Page 1) Robert B. Meyner of New Jersey, and Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr. of ..New York. ir- f At uov. rranK : element's re quest, the Tenneessee delegation decided not to nominate him as a favorite ion candidate. It with held action on endorsing Steven son for, president , and Kefauver for vice president. , Presidential balloting begins at 7 p.m. CST tonight. Today's after noon "session, was devotMl In nominating speeches and demons trations for the long list of candi dates who are stilly nominally, in the lists against Stevenson. Vice presidential balloting cornea. Fri day afternoon. - The Democratic delegates waged tneir quadrennial family fight over civil rights Wednesday night and early today. At 2:25 a.m. EDT. after a long 'and noisy wrangle. the convention a proved its Plat form Committee's compromise1 plank, to which the South objected out knew lt had to take. A drive by Northern liberals to write a tougher plank, pledging the party to carry out Supreme Court decisions ' against school segrega tion, was shouted down by a voice vote. Pleas Are Heard This vote was preceded by pleas for party unity by former President . Truman aad House Demo cratic Leader John W. McCor- mack. Mr. Truman had thrown the convention preliminaries into an uproar last, week end by en dorsing Harriman, and advocat ing a strong civil rights plank. But the ex-president failed to go! along his his candidate Wednesday night Instead, Mr. Truman ap pealed to the party to pull to gether so it can lick the Republi cans next November. He said the Platform Committee's civil rights plank was the "best ever pre sented ' to a Democratic conven tion and should be adopted. Thereupon, Speaker Sam Ray- burn, chairman of the convention, gaveled through the platform and ignored calls for a roll call, al-i though the New York delegation was waving its standard in an apparent effort to win recognition. Mr. Sam never saw it . . . offi cially. Some Due To Quit I With the Stevenson bandwagon rolling at top speed, some of these favorite sons may pull out by sun down as Gov. G. Mennen Williams of Michigan has already done. Meanwhile, some of Harriman's managers were privately conceding defeat and Mr. Truman was known to have admitted to asso ciates that the "Harriman situa tion" was almost impossible. Before he aligned himself with the "moderates" on the convention floor Wednesday night, Mr. Tru man took a last swat at Stevenson.1 He expressed fear that Stevenson would deliver the party Into the hands of a "reactionary minority" but he backtracked on his earlier statement that Stevenson could not win the election. In an oblique reply, Stevenson said Democrats r should save abuse" for Republicans and that Mr. Truman bad caused him "more disappointment than anger; more distress than indignation.' PIEDMONT NEWS By MRS. J, E. COUET . : ers report Mrs. R. K. wwu the White Cross report and .Mrs. UOOn the community mlsxinn lgnment , Mrs. R. C. Hudson led me closing prayer;; v ,? Mrs.M.. J. Knlirht mA th a . . ..... nosiess in servlna an Ice and cake to ten members. . Thv wr Mr. Joe Hardin, Mrs. R. E. White, Mrs. w. jg. Moon, Mrs. J. C. Woods Sr., Mrs. Ed Kirkpatrick, Mrs. F. H. Turk. Mrs. R.. C Hudson ind Mrs. J. E. Couey, ; L Party For Miss Hicks On Tuesday morning Mrs. E. D. Wallace, Miss Maurine Wallace, Mrs. W. ,Y. West and Mrs. J. E. Johnson entertained with' a miscellaneous shower for Miss Barbara Hicks, whose marriage to Jim Ben nett will be an event of Sunday. The guests were greeted at the door by Mrs. West, Miss Ann Bennett registered the guests. Those receiving with Miss Hicks were her mother, Mrs. R. L. Hicks, Mrs. J. Bennett and Mrs. Wallace. Mrs. Charles Huff of. Gadsden showed me gins, The refreshment table was cov ered with a linen cloth of cut work and embroidery and centered with an epergne of pink roses and white snapdragons. Mrs. Stanley West poured coffee and others assisting in serving were Miss Maurine Wal lace, Mrs. Johnson and Miss Jean Wallace. - The colors of pink and white were carried out on the refresh ment table and in the beautiful flower arrangements of asters, gladioli and fever few used through out the home. . "" A large number of friends of Miss Hicks and of the hostesses were present for the party. - Mrs. Huff Is Hostess Mrs. Charles Huff was among those, entertaining for Miss Bar bara Hicks, a , bride elect Mrs. Huff was hostess at her home in East Gadsden and entertained with a lingerie shower. Bright summer flowers were used to decorate the home for the occasion. Those included with the honoree were Mrs. R. L. Hicks, Mrs. L. A.. Waters, Mrs. Kenneth Abel, Mrs. David Maeger, Mrs. J. Harrison Wright Mrs. Viola Waters, Miss Ada Bennett, Mrs. M. Bennett and Miss Ann Ben nett AaxKiary Has Meeting Mrs. G. H. McAbee and Mrs. Hers h el Prater were Joint hostesses for the monthly meeting of the American Legion, Auxiliary and en tertained at the home of the form er. In the absence of the president Mrs. McAbee presided and the meeting opened with the pledge to the flag. Mrs. G. P. Hendrix. Jr.. gave the devotion. A brief business session was held during which time a budget committee and a committee on trophies and awards were appointed. Mrs. Barry Turk gave an Inter esting review of the happenings at the recent state1 convention held in Mobile. Mrs. Burk also read the constitution and bylaws of the local auxiliary. - The hostesses served refresh ments to Mrs. Ralph Woodruff. Mrs. G. P. Hendrix, Jr., Mrs. Ed Blackwelder, Mrs. J. W. Vansant, Mrs. E. H. Jones, Mrs. T. E. Van sant. Mrs. W. Y. West, Mrs. Barry Turk, Mrs. C. W. Hughes and Mrs. Crumpton Honea. Mrs. Steward Entertains Mrs. R. M. Steward entertained for her daughter. Vicki. at the home on Piedmont Avenue. The occasion was the seventh birthday of the honor guest She and a group of her friends played games on the lawn of the home and pictures were made of Herter Would Withdraw BOSTON (UP) Gov. Christian A. Herter said today he will ask that his name be withdrawn if lt is placed in nomination for vice president at the Republican na tional convention. The towers of the Brooklyn Bridge rest on -submerged timber cushions 15 feet thick. 1 " 1 STABTS """I J., J,'. I,, I - !memti J Where Good Movies Are M-O-R-E Eajoyable" HOW Ihru FRIDAY VBARNINQ... Inoeeeant mm UJVUm SMormy mm the) Wtnd SAMUEL GOLDWYN All of love In m gr! picture sir $m'M lotlMt I... -. fj WATER COOLED - '" the activities and guests. Mrs. Ar-nel Vanderford assisted In the en tertainlnsr. The favors, -were bal loons and gum. Late in the after noon birthday cake and ice cream were served to Vicki and to Neely Dannv Bryan. Joe Abies. Kay Me In tyre, Susan Alexander, Stan Alexander, Earl Woolf and Marcia Stew ard. , 1 Personals Mrs. Ida Livingston has bad as her guest Mrs. Wray Storey and children of Tampa. Mrs. Storey is the former Miss Mary Julia Burns. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bennett, Miss Ann Bennett and Miss Beulah Allen of Fort Payne have returned from a vacation in the Smoky Mountains. -:';,; w ': Holden Is Star t In Film Coming To Ritz Tlieatre William Holden, the dynamie star of "picnic." and Deborah Kerr, the delightful charmer of ; The King And I" combine weir incomparable acting talents in the new visUvlsion drama about love ' and emotions during world war ' "The Proud and Profane," opening tomorrow for a five day engagement at the Calhoun Theatre. The compelling, frankly told love story of a bard bitten marine colonel and a society bred red cross girl co-stars Tbelma Rltter, Dewey Martin and wtuiam Redfleld. It promises to be one of the year's major films, and as daring , and powerful a love story as the , motion picture medium Has ever presented, , The setting for "The Proud ana , Profane" is the South Pacific is land of New Caledonia during. World War IL There, In the backwash of war, Holden and Deborah Kerr, two violently opposed and , hostile personalities at first meet ing find a love that overrides an . restraint and prudence. Tbelma Rltter Is seen as a dy namic Red Cross supervisor who ' tries to bold them back from the ' edge of disaster; Dewey Mrtln as a Marine driven to attempted murder of Holden by his protective , love for Miss Kerr; and William Redfleld as a sensitive young chap lain who has to fight disciplinarian 4 Hoi den's implacable enmity toward anyone who "spoils"- his men for combat Bogus Insurance Men- Being Sought In State ; MONTGOMERY (UP) Ala- bama welfare recipients are being 1 alerted for crooks selling bogus insurance policies they claim will increase state welfare checks. Welfare ' Commissioner J. 8., Snoddy said two women have al ready been arrested in the crack down on the racket, which be said is centered in - Chilton County. He added he is mailing all check recipients a letter instruct ing them "to beware of any person who says be can increase your check if you give him money. No one can change your checks except the Department of Pensions and Security." He said several pensioners nave bought policies from "insurance agents" with the understanding their monthly checks would be increased to more than offset the ' amount of the policy premium. He said some of the "agents" posed as representatives of the Pensions and Security Depart ment." ' . LAST DAY S33 utuntDlf th Pounding eal'X - wep Moorel jf 1-, X' SAMUEL GOLDWYN VUTIIERING HEIGHTS LAURENCE OUYIER " MERLE OBERON DAVID NIVEN -Added-1 x' ' Color Cortbon i Hi tit GROUNDS! i

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