The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 21, 1930
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KLYTHEVlLLE, (ARK.) COURIER.NEWS Broadway Gr?n$ (M Man of Theatre .Started Career as Boy Playwright. .' ' By GILBEET SWAN ' NEVSenritt Writer NEW YORK.—In his museum- •ulte »nere he has squandered a fortune or two oil the rare treasures of the'world, David Belasco lies seriously ill. For years it had been his pronounced desire to "die In the harness," So, wherr upon the very eve of a new production, word wenl across the land that the "old nias- £8" was stricken, liie Broadway folk commented that h« had taken a nighty task upon his hands when, at;the age 01.76, he had chosen personally 'to produce three plays. Belasco,-who v h»s dramatized everything; on .the, earth below and !n the skies above, has persistently refused to bow to Time.. He dramatized'.himself and tho p?o-' pie who surrounded him; .a.'dezen performers have been built to slnr- dom because, upon their Introduc- . tion,;thfey/did.something .that ap- •pealed to-lils sense.61 .the'dramat- ic; lie dramatized his surroundings and his very attire. Mad* Own Romance : He substituted romance for al' ''most everything else, He wrote ro- ; , ; iianpe.lntq everylhlng he did. He long has been a disciple ot hard •'rework'and application. Ho has her lieved that romance Injected Into .•'.'• work or play was the true fountain of youth—and so, In mlrid, Belasco ..• : .i»ver: grew old. He would never dUcuss the mailer of passing years. i • -On a" recent birthday, he Ulked '.-. chiefly ot things he would do five ; or ten .years later. • . And so the world came to know .:• ; two-Belascos—thai Is, a part of .' the world-couldn't quite make him 1 out and.'dismissed him as a grand .old .pretehder; another part of :; the world, which knew him better, was .Convinced that he meant It. Belasco had made a world to. suit himself., Belasco was the best character 'he would ever conceive. Few humans, In or out of the theater, have gone to. greater • . lengtjis-to avoid'reality.; And yel, by some' : paradox of nature, few hare been more practical where reality.'was concerned. Belasco ap- . piled -to. his workaday routine, a •'-' . discipline"'possibleto but .a small number; of men' of \ his years, ' : He';c6uld • be"-expected to appear "•. at" his office atXHUY9 io'elock, wheth: j" ; er"or not'>he-had -a play. In mind. •'• -: .6therwlae':-';the- "old, massa" would "•".'." read new ; piays by the hour or. in• terylew n£w players. His office contains one of the most incredible card-index systems to be found in . any showshop. Here are the names - of : thousands ot performers. Eacii ,1s carefully tabulated—with age, 1 •'•«!»; lyp»"and a:dozen.other bits i"-of. informatlori. Most of. this lias been self-obtained. Accompanied by •a 'secretary, Belasco drifted from one to'another, sizing lip eachplay- . cr.. la. '• whispers he dictated to his - ; assistant—rounding up .the merils and : capacities and types of the performer. When castbg for a show, he heed but check on.his cards.; .•'.'.• .•' Owned v*rt Tre*»ores His offlces, over his theater, have become; Broadway legends—a series of; extravagant , ttage sels, hung •srtth'costly curtains, fttUd out with •.the furniture of a dozen periods ' decorated with rare sculpture and . furniture, carpeted with rich rugs . His collection of jade, kept there ."' •' and started for his daughter, Is . rated : as one ot J thc most valuable in-,the world. , One luxury the theater dean has allowed himself for years—a siesta or'rub down at.4 o' the afternoon. Then he would disappear either : for a nap or a massage. His . workroom has been an isolated country place in the suburbs,' where he kept dozens of slagc sets—where he has played with settings as a child would amuse himself with : new set of blocks. , Many, many things ho'c happened since the lad from San Francisco arrived in "New York some SO years ago to take a small salaried job with the old Union • Square Dramatic company. A mere lad on the Pacific const, he had stepped from-school productions Into such personally written and eonducled affairs as "The Barmaid's Revenge, or Trie Fatal | Corkscrew." Or "The Dying Boy's Last Christmas." Or "Jim Black, the Regulator's Revenge." Or, that classic title. "The Butcher's , - itevenge, or Seven Buckets of Blood." • . He wrote a dozen others—n burlesque' of "East'Lynne" and a. stage version of "Adam and Eve," among them. And stepping from adolescence, he found himself stage manager of the old Baldwin, the \ ^ Metropolitan Opera House and i- other-San Francisco playhouses. '- .In Nevida Goid Rush !'' The "6V«da gold rush came. Ne,, vada rolled In money. Belasco wcnl •'•. to Virginia City, a boom town, and J put on Shakespeare and ".The , School for Scandal" anfl a few mel- • odramas. He went back to San • Francisco and worked under the J. • management of James A. Herne • one of the grand old men of mel- • . odraina—and so It wasj years lat- J; • er to New York, that Home's «. • '.'Hearts of Oak" appeared 'uuder '•- . the proptietorehip of Belasco and ; :' ' Herne. The year was 1880 and 11 i. was the Fifth ' Avenue Theater Such theatrical names as James -. O'Neill, Clara Morris, Rose Cogh- b&i ROM Wood, Fay Templeton < 01,1) MISSION. gTILI, i FUNCTIONS CKNTEli, Ncl). CUP)—one of the oldest "going.concerns"-in Nebraska Is Ihc old Sanlte Indian mission lociitcd In Kriok'county. Ttie mission was establlihe'd In 1870 and Is slill Imparting' Instruction to Inillnn Iwys and girls of Noitli- crn Nebr.iska. • ^ tatcr, suffered, a. broken leg when one of the players collided with him-during a wrlmmj.|e near the sidelines. IN'JUKED WATCHING SCRIMMAGE QUIN'CY, Mass. (UP)—Theques- tlon whether it's more dangerous to play football, or to watch it was raised at a recent scrub yame here. Carlo Chlavaroll, 11, a spcc- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21J David Belasco, famous Uicntrlcil, producer standing succcisea and discovered , staged numerous many; stage stars. out- laid Thomas Whlften already had crossed his trail • "Hearts of Oak", by the wny, wns distinguished herself In "Darling of the Gods" and "The Girl of Hie Oolden West." So It lins a. failure. And It was.iii 188^ when!010 great success alter another; Bclasco's New York career officially started. Then he began stalling the dramas ot Broiuon Howard at the Madison . Square Theater— "Young Mrs. Wlnthrop," which ran for 200 nights, was the first. In the'next te;i years, he was associated with the Frohmnns, with William OUlettc, who had dramatized Rider Haggard's "She"; M- Millc's "Lord Cliumley" and "The Charity • Ball," These and others had Introduced him to Henry Miller, Sothcrn, Jier- bort Kelcey, Wilton Lackaye—and a dozen 1 ' other famous ones.- Then came Uie. success of 'The Heart of Maryland" with Leslie Carter and Maurice Barryinore. Of "Zaba,"> also with Mms. Cnrter. Of "Mnie. ButlcrriyVwllh Blanche "Tho Rose of the Ranclio," brliiR- Ing put.-Frances Sturr; "A Grand Arrjiy Man," wllli-Wnrflcld; "The Wanoiis of Virginia" with Charlotte: Walker; "Peter Qrlmm' and, of course, Mary Pickford In "A Good Little Devil." . Most fit them Belasco "finds" . . . . Lcnore Ulrich, Lillian Olsii an entire .."who's who" of otlwrs. And because this has required a most alert ana aiitlvc life—small wonder tliat- Belasco come lo negate" Tinie. And seeing romance born before his eyes ench'working day—small wonder, loo, tliut adopted romance as his own. he found In Madagascar..- It \vtis 30 inches in diameter and 34 inches Bates, ',And just 29 years ago, his long. Jt is sald'to have been 'laid bringing' out of David. jWarfleld as j by an "aeplornls," n «igantic bird a star In "The AueUciriecr.' His favorite, Blanche JBtitcs, soon !of years ago. which' became extinct thousands "If you drink one glass of milk a day now, begin drinking two glasses a day and cut' dmvn ' on sonic other less nourishing food." pasteurized the perfect health food How an Irishman glorified the Irish potato "You Won't Get Bit" EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK' J UST tlic olhcr evening I ran across, this inter csting recipe for 1'otutocs O'Uricu aud tk< -story'of ils origin: "• .. O'Bric'n, so the slory goes, was chef nt Jack's, : rcstatirnnl fainous.for its good fooi!' back in th days when New York was 'small enough that you sonictiincs met a friend ou the' street. And h 'originated Potatoes O'Brien— a favorite dish in hotels everywhere today. '-.'•• If you've thought that Potatoes O'Brien were too. complicated to make at home, you'll \x glad to know how easy they are — aud liow good! Fried in Crisco, a fat so sweet and fresh that it tastes -'good'all'^y itself, potatoes really tastejikctpota-- toes,' ' . ' ' . '--••/ POTATOES O'BRIEN Dice cnli! Iwilctl potatoes. Mix them with clioppcil rawliacon, (Hiion nn<l piiutcnto. Try in Crisco in :i frying pa HAS you would luslirdltron-n potatoes. Stir occasionally until par tlyljroivn over llic l>ollom, double over like an omelet aud serve on the phltcr in omelet shn]>c. The secret of an omelets rise Here's an ntiKlcl llwt 1ms n sucOcss hint wrapiKtl uji m it: It's linnriLcd on top of Die slovc and then' popped inln tlic oven to finish cooking, so Umt Micro's no chance of its falling. And, of course, Hit- tlclicate, fresh-laid flavor of the cg^s is preserved when yuti fry in CriEco — a. cooking (at tbat tastes jjooil just as it comes frbai its nir-UjjhL can. SUCCESS OMELET 5 cggi (separated) I'c^- grains pepper 1 U'.i^Kwn sail . Few gr;iiiis cayenne . G t.ibli^poons tot jvntcr . 1 lnblcs|xxm Crisco cgf yolks imlU lUU-k anil mid salt. |>cppi>r nml cayenne — mnl liol water. Mix well. 1'olcl in lightly. 'tlic sliffly bratcn whites until Ihoro uglily l>lcn<l«l. .Melt Crisco in an iron frying pan or omelet pan. 1'cur in Uic egy mixture anil spread evenly, Cook over a slow Dte, moving the pan occasionally so lis to distribute the l«at evenly. When a delicate brown underneath, pnl in a moderate. oven (:VJO' F.) anil lake 10 or 15 niiinilcs or until lop is firm. Fold and serve on a liol platter. Garnuli with parsley. As a change from plain omelet, just before serving, fold in the omelet, jelly (or hot green vegetables such as jH'as or A1X MrfSUUfMKNTS I.EVKI,. Recipes tcatwl and approved hy, cooking authorities. Oisco is the registered trademark of a shortening manufaetured by 'Hie Procter 8; Gamble Company.,! «,.«- n.r=.r.. Hcnnctl's milk is a nourishing food rich in nil of the food elements which., arc so necessity lo a hc;illhy; vigorous body. KcnncU's milk is (he perfect health food, and should !>>' ail mcnn s he included in your diet. Phone us toil ay fur o;irly morning deliveiv. • • Phone 74 Taste Crisco—then any other shortening. Crisco's sweet, fresh flavor will teil you why things made with Crisco taste so much better. 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C:in RAISINSzi,,. tl ,19 :^ 23 POTTED MEAT 4 C SAUSAGE Pure Pork Lb. 14c SAUSAGE Yi ^r y GRAPEFRUIT^: APPLES C 7S 10 C Choice Tender Quality Beef lb.17 NECK BONES ,. b 5° SPARE RIBS u.m ( KRAUT Full Cream ! PoS k 5° I Lb. 18c SALT MEAT J A jg PIG FEET j BACON ' S1 ;,i d ; ^ c Fancy Chuck Baliy Beef Ib. 14c

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