The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1966 · Page 14
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 8, 1966
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/ftp FflarteeB - ilyfljevffle TMJ , Xprll I. The Oscar Race Julie Christie "Darling" Julio Andrews "The Sound of Music" Samantha Eggar "The Collector" Her* are the five nominees for Academy Awards in the Best Actress category, one of the highlights of the 38th annual presentation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film* In which the nominees starred are listed under their names. Julie Andrews won an Oscar in 1965 for "Mary Poppins." Simone Signoret won in 1959 for "Room at the Top." Elizabeth Hartman "A Patch of Slue" Simone Signoret "Ship of Fools," Business Mirror By JACK LEFLEK AP Business News Writer . NEW YORK (AP)-American steel mills may be hard pressed to meet the demand for steel, spurred by a booming economy and the Viet Nam war. As a result, the door would be opened to greater imports of foreign steel. New orders at major mills last week ran well above maximum shipping rates. Industry officials said shipments would rise from 6.7 million tons in February to 8 million tons for March and 8,5 million tons in April and May. The weekly production index —the 1957-59 index equals 100— has risen from 117.3 in the week ended last Jan. 1 to 147.3 in the week ended April 2. Today In History GIs May Get Lawyers By TOM SEPPY "'WASHINGTON (AP> - A jrhall group of southern New Jersey lawyers expressed optimism today on its efforts to protect the legal rights of the more than 60 Americans taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese. Patrick T. McGahn Jr., an Atlantic City lawyer who founded and heads the Society for the Defense of American Prisoners Jn North Viet Nam, said its proposal Was being forwarded to Ho Chi Minh, president of North Viet Nam. "After many weeks of wait- Ing," McGahn said in an interview, "we have just received word that our proposal has been forwarded to Viet Nam through the embassy of the United Arab Republic. McGahn'* proposal to Ho Chi Minh asks for permission to allow the society to visit Hanoi to discuss the terms of the 1949 Geneva Convention regarding prisoners held by a detaining power. "We hope that we might be afforded the opportunity to visit American prisoners who are being detained by your government," the proposal asserts. * * , * "I'll be satisfied if they will tell me there is no need to go because they intend to abide by the Geneva Convention," McGahn said. He was in Washington the past few days working on his project. "But only recently, Nguyen Xuan, the North Viet Nam ambassador to Egypt, said in Cairo Americans will be treated like "We have been trying to get (criminals," he said. "If that's irough, and at times things going to happen I think they're through, looked quite black, but it appears now we are making some headway." The UAR Embassy in Washington notified the society Wednesday it was forwarding the group's plea to Cairo in order to send it to North Viet Nam through diplomatic channels. entitled to be properly represented. I'd hate to see 00 coffins come back to the United States simply because no one offered to help them." While the U.S. government can't officially sanction the McGahn effort, it is taking unofficial cognizance of the team and New Film Giant Soon? By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer •HOLLYWOOD (AP) - The film industry was buzzing this week with the prospect of a new giant in its midst. IThe proposed merger of Seven Arts Productions Ltd. vcA Film- ways, Inc., was announced by the chief executives of the firms, Eliot Hyman and Martin Ransohoff, respectively. 'This was merely the first move in the merger, which had been rumored in the trade. Next, the lawyers and aceount- arits take over to work out the details. Then the boards of directors and stockholders of the two companies — both are listed oh the American Stock Exchange — would accept or reject the proposal. ., If the merger is carried out, it could mean creation of the first major film company since the Hollywood power structure was established in the 1920s. ..Both Seven Arts and Film- nays are postwar creations, the w«rk of energetic men who n(shed in where the old-line film companies declined to tread. Significantly, both new companies built their structures on a foundation of television. Eliot Hyman, 81, vas selling feature uwviei to television at wrly u W4, when he supplied some films to WPIX in New York. He went into the business in a big way with the formation of Associated Artists in 1949. The company helped keep Warner Brothers and 20th Century- Fox afloat by purchasing their old movies for release to TV. In 1960, Hyman joined with Ray Stark, a former Hollywood press agent, to form Seven Arts. The new company became a force in the movie business by channeling its projects through oldline studios. Seven Arts retained an interest in such films as "West Side Story," "The World of Suzie Wong," "The Nun's Story," "Two for The See-Saw," and "The Bible." Martin Ransohoff, 38, enjoys remarking that he started Film- ways 14 years ago with a $200 stake. The firm began by making TV commercials, and it still does. But Filmways marched on to greater things, starting with Its first TV series, "Mr. Ed." The company harvested a rich crop of corn with the Paul Kenning series, "Beverly Hillbillies," "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres." The game of chesi originated in Asia. provided the society with State Department transcripts which might be helpful. The Logan Act prohibits negotiations with foreign powers by private U.S. cit- zens. The society consists of McGahn, 38, a former Marine captain who served in Korea, and three other attorneys, three businessmen and two investigators, including a former FBI agent. Some 60 American fliers — 34 Air Force and 26 Navy — are believed to be held by the North Vietnamese. Another 46 — 30 Air Force and 16 Navy — are listed as missing but presumed to be alive. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, April 8, the 98th day of 1966. There are 267 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1513, Ponce de Leon took possession of Florida in the name of the king of Spain. On this date In 1663, the Drury Lane Theater opened in London. The present building dates from 1812. In 1895, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the income tax law of 1894 unconstitutional. The $71,000 which had been collected was returned. In 1913, President Wilson revived the custom of delivering the State of the Union message in person to the Congress. In 1917, Austria-Hungary severed diplomatic relations with the United States. In 1918, the first air squadron of the United States in World War I was assigned to the front in Europe for observation duty. Ten years ago — Habib Bour- guiba, veteran champion of Tunisian independence, was elected, by acclamation as president of Tunisia's first constituent Assembly. Five years ago — British liner "Dara" caught fire in Persian Gulf off Manama, Bahrein, and sank .while being towed to shore: 212 persons presumed dead. One year ago — The Russians resumed their off-and-on blockade of allied vehicles on the 110- mile autobahn linking Berlin with West Germany. Steel executives have agreed to defer their push for curbs on imports for the time being. Tightening of the domestic supply was one reason for the new attitude. Kurt Orbon, president of the American Institute for Imported Steel, said in a statement: "Unprecedented demand for steel throughout the country makes steel imports necessary to prevent critical shortages that would affect both the private sector of the economy and the war effort in Viet Nam." He warned that shortages may develop when defense buying hits the market hard during the next two months at the peak of civilian demand. Orbon pointed out that domestic delivery schedules already have lengthened despite the availability of imports to help fill the gap. "If steel imports suddenly stopped, the effect would be devastating," he said. "Yet, domestic steel interests have been lobbying for some time to shut out imports." I Steel imports have been rising steadily because the foreign producers can underprice domestic makrs. Imports have grown from 3.1 ! million tons in 1961 to 4.1 million tons in 1962, 5.4 million tons in 1963, 6.4 million tons in 1965. ad 10.3 milio tons in 1965. The reason for the big jump in 1965 was that users were building up inventories as a hedge against a possible strike. Waiting for Death By CONRAD FINK COCHIN, Iniiia (AP) - Here on the old Malabar Coast, hidden among Cochin's palm trees and winding alleys, a community unique in all As ! waits for death. This is a small group of Orthodox Jews whose faith has survived for nearly 2,000 years in the surrounding multireli- gious Indian sea of Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists and Christians. Only 89 members of this community that once numbered thousands are alive now. About 50 per cent are above age 70 and, as they say, have "taken notice from God." Of the great families who came to southwest India centuries ago, just five are left: The Cohens, Koders, Robys, Halle- guas, and Askennazys. There are only three teen-age boys in the community, and the five girls of marriageable age, who must wed other Orthodox Jews, have no husband prospects. The last wedding was 5 or 10 years ago — no one seems quite sure. * * * Jackie Cohen, who cares, for the synagogue, says with a pessimistic shrug of his shoulders that his community is doomed. "A few more years, 10 or 15," he says. "Then we're finished, i But what can we do?" Old women, their pale European complexions contrasting with the browns and blacks of Cochin, sit talking in the sun. On the Saturday sabbath, men who would fit in New York, Berlin, or Warsaw walk slowly up and down, chatting with their neighbors. How and * when * Jews first landed in India is disputed, but synagoue records say they arrived in 72 A.D., as traders and refugees from Middle East pogroms. Some historians say they came from Persia, others say they are descendants of escapees from captured tribes in Palestine. Ezziekeel Roby, 13; one of the community's three teen-age boys, looks forward — with dis- pair. They are extremely well-educated by Indian standards and India needs educated young- sters. But 3zziekeel says "»• won't get any promotions if wt get jobs." 'We should go to Israel," another says. "It is the land of our people." Ezziekeel's father, a physician, does not even hope for it. 'We should have left in 1M7, when India became independent," he says. "Now It is too late." India, foundering economically and hard-pressed for foreign exchange, will not permit its citizens to take money abroad. If the Cochin Jews go, they go penniless. The estimated population of South Vietnam is 14 million, while North Vietnam has about 16 million inhabitants. (Read Courier News Classifieds i GENERAL MACHINE WORKS WELDING • TOOL AND DIE WORK • HEAT TREATING • ENGINEERING And DESIGNING BARKSDALE 325 South Broadway Manufacturing and Machine Works PO 2-2911 Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) - What is the best vehicle man has ever known? Why, memory, of course. It is better than Cinderella's golden coach, because it doesn't turn into a pumpkin at midnight or any other hour. It is better than It was harder to get a tire re paired than to have a horse re- shoed. Every working man dreamed of owning at least one striped silk shirt. The telephone was used so seldom that everybody in the railroad i house jumped when it rang — car, because it doesn't have to stick to a schedule. It is free to travel to any place or time in the past it chooses to. Memory is faster than a space missile, more comfortable than a limousine — and usually brings you back from a journey refreshed in body and heart. What else can you ask o[ a vehicle? And you've put a lot of mileage on your own memory if you can look back and remember when — You proved you wered up en your slang by saying things like, 'Oh, for crying out loud!" Mother did so much sewing that half the time she kept a thimble on while doing her other household chores. Sometimes, when her eyes were tired, the youngest children would fight for the honor of threading her needle. The only thing most people knew for sure about Czechoslovakia is that's where the prettiest glass eyes came from. In summer it didn't pay to lean out the window of a street car if you were seated behind a fellow who chewed tobacco. Most old farmers refused to wear their store teeth except when they went into town. In • vaudeville, one funny routine would last a performer a lifetime. He didn't have to think up a new act every week. Only schoolgirls wore long white stockings. Now you we 'em even on grandmothers. It was fondly believed that a girl who packed a good picnic lunch would never have any trouble landing • good husband. and assumed there was an emergency. If you didn't like either of the major party presidential candidates, you could always express yaur discontent by voting for Norman Thomas. The height of juvenile sophistication was to wear a lapel button that said, "Oh, you kid!" Most businessmen thought golf was a game for idlers. 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