The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1938 · Page 8
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE fARK.)' COURIER NEWS BUZZES IB And Miss Blue Is Not The Least Bit Blue About It BV NOKMAN SII-OKI, NBA Sen-ice Hadio Kililur PALM SPRINGS, Cnl., March 19. —Turning the wires on Andrew H. Brown, we' buzzed "Miss Blue". Anil tlie "stecnogrn|)lier" with the chocolate-coated voice who has captured (he nalion's radio fancy with her entertainingly dumb manlier, answered all of the questions put to her in n manner very uu- snited to her radio role. Genevlcve Blue may m.ike Andy "regustecl" with trying to be a big business executive, bnl us Macl- aline Lee, her real self, she'd make aiij'oiie n fine secrelnry, or "sloe- nogrnpher". Miss Lee, tlie 25-year- old, blue-eyed Texan who 1ms leapt to sudden radio fame In n dto.y role on the Amos 'n' Andy program, has lost her true Identity in lier kilocycle characterization. Freeman Goseien and Charley C'orrcll — they're Amos 'n' Andy—refer to continually as "Blue". Everybody at this winter resort in the desert where (lie (ria broadcast, also knows her by her radio name. And everywhere she goes It's "Buy./, me Miss-Blue." * » • II Correll, who lakes the part of Andy, hud any real dictation to give her, "Blue" could tlo a bette job of it than she docs on the nlr. For Miss Lee took a course in shorthand and typing In high school imd still remembers enough of it to get by. she has been in radio since college, broadcasting hi plays while at Columbia and Texas University. Ever since she first went on the air, the new feminine star told us, people have been advising her to drop her Southern drawl so that she could lake more varied dramatic parts. Even last Rill, when she took diction lessons from a Paramount movie drama coach, she was -urged to forget her Texas vocal heritage and 'speak "Yankee". Yet it was that flavored way she has of speaking- that won her the "Blue" role, one of the most famous In radio today. Miss Lee—and like all Lees, she's a descendant of the General — came out lo California two years ago for a change. She was low in vitality nnd weighed but 102 at the time. In a few months, she had gained 12 pounds and n regular spot on the air. « • • Allhough "Blue" speaks with a decided drawl off (lie air, she thickens it a bit in front of (lie microphone. She nlso assumes a blank look when broadcasting and has become so used to it that she • often finds herself wearing that look oir the air. Before joining Amos 'n' Andy she was a female commentator and interviewer on seven Los Angeles stations. Her first association with the black-face stars was as an actress in tiny commercial skits i>n their former program. That led to her being called in for an audition for the "Blue" part. She f. as the second girl to audition for the role and has been filling the part since November. Gosden and Correll only expected to use her for a few weeks. But she has become so popular that they can't get rid of her, for which everybody concern*d is happy As a youngster, Miss Lee was interested in chemistry. She made her best grades In that subject. Her grandfather was a doctor and she hoped to grow up to be a research chemist in a hospital. However, drama made her forget that as she advanced in school. The phone in Andy's office, where we were chatting, rang. Miss Lee went to answer and lilted the receivers of three before gettinir uin right one. Did we say,'Miss °Lcc3 We meant "Blue." Has ChocotaloCoatcd Voice Scout News Boys Girls I Rcr led the race for that post. Ashley Wilkcs was another chnr- nclcr to provoke argument. Aclors ranging; from Joe] McCren und Ilobcrt Taylor, to Frederic March mid }'iinl Muni were named. All In nil the suggestions from critics In lliu 11 southern Males which mothered the "buys ID gray" summed up llirec ways: 1. liable for Butler uml nn unknown for Scarlet I. j 2. Forget (lie studio southern at- ctnt unil stick to stage-English. :t. Liberties with the plot would u allowed so long as the flavor of the- story remained unchanged, slop when McOraw sent Pilscli, the college kid, to second base when Doyle became ill tit Hie start of a six-game series with (he Cincinnati Reds which (lie clubs were to play In Ihree clays. Operation J)ot;s (lie Ti-lc-k ire was switched to (hlrd base the following sprlnu. and Mckher, here lust up the street awnys with the Yankees, suys lhal McUraw would nol have made the deal for Dave Bancroft that sent h,,,^ lo^ the Baptist Evangelistic To Continue This Week cljil*loiisc Is that (they hit two other balls exceptionally well," says Uul not Mixlwlck. I've seen him eel four out of five, ami come 'oaring into u,e dressing room squawking about what a cotceh game It was to lose. "llu's n team player, am | te ani work Is what wins pennnals and Pins clubs in world series" The Phillies In June, mat), had nol the Fiirdham Flash been stricken with appendicitis. "I-'rank was making plays around third base the like ol which I ni'vi-r saw before und haven't witnessed since," .smiles the personable l-'li-tch. "1 bad been around a lone time, and lin<l lost that s would have helped me oil hit to my right." "I.lfcfi the rest of them, Hie singer worker, the ami Hev. 1 be- Left lo Irtrlit: Ciencrlcvc Him: and Mmliil!ni> I.ec HV HAIiliV Cn/WSON Spurts Kilitor, NKA Service ST. PCTERSBUIIG, Flu., March |i If).—Frank Prisoh cut the bandage from his budly swollen right foot. Old chips und spike wounds-wure aggravated when he twisted It In lowing a hall at the St. i jowls Cardinals' .school nt Winter Haven. Piisi-h is not listed as a. player for the first time since lie stepped dlii-ctly from the Pordham campus into the lineup of the New York Olanls In June, 19)9. "You have to he finished . . all washed up , . . before you realize Just how welt you liked lo piny*, remarked the old Flash. Frlscli was a great and fortunate ball player, lie spent his entire 18 playing years under two ot tlie brightest minds In the history of tlie profession -the late Jolin McGraw and Branch Rickey. Yet the fiery manager of the Red Birds says that Art Fletcher, currently a coach with the New York Yankees, did him more good than any other individual with whom he came In contact. Fletcher was lite Giants' short Southern Critics Want Gable and Unknown In'Gone With the Wine? A district meeting of (lie executive committee and all Boy .scout leaders has been called by R. c. McNfibb, of Jonesboro, scout executive of Northeast Ariumsns Council, for tonight at G:00 o'clock in the dining room of the Hotel Noble. The purpose ol the meeting is to explain the new organization of the Boy Scouts. It is reported that nl) of the committee and leaders should be present at this meeting which nil! be in the form of a dutch supper • * • The Cub Scouts of the city are having their Court of Honor Tuesday night in the Municipal room of the city Hall at 7:30 o'clock. The boys have been urged to bring Ihelr parents to this court. * * * The Court of Honor for the Boy Scouts will take place Thursday night nt 7:00 o'clock at the City Hnll. BY AM.KN 11ONNKR llnlli-il Press Stuff O'nrrcsponilciil MEMPHIS, Tcm>., March ID.— (UP)—Clark Gable will tie fibett. Duller: mi unknown .southern girl will take the unit, of scnrlcll O'Hara; and lines will be spoken in "straight. English" with no trace of pseudo-accent in the screening of "Gone With Hie wind" if Him moguls heed the cries of critics In (Ire Old South. In a poll taken by tlie United Press, newspaper critic!; from (be States which made up (lie Coiif«i 7 cwcy were practically unanimous n their cull for Gable to be (he rascally Butler. Only one, Clcve- Inmt Scssums of (he New Orleans Times-picayune, thought otherwise. fie fnvorcd until Rallibone. "I am convinced that TUithbonf- s the perfect Rhett Butler." ses- ™ns said. "Gable might, storm through the role, but Rnthbone 1ms tb.it xmu-ity ami polish which O.ible lacks nnd the part demands." Every critic K'as emphatic in Ills denunciation of Hollywood's Id™ of southern ncvenl. One said: "Keep the Southern accent off the set, Let. the cast speak English." Another believed that if all players were true Southerners there would be no need for worry about the use of "you nil" in HID singular nml oilier mistakes (he Industry is accused of ninkuis;. "Tlie trouble is that Hollywood doesn't distinguish • between the southern negro's dialect ami Ilic southern white man's speech," said Hurry Martin, movie columnist tor the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "While one mny hnve some influence on the other. Dip real ne- gro dlnlect is no more typical of tlie southern (Iraivl tluin liie genuine Brooklyn brogue is Hint of J'ark Avenue inflection." Some reviewers voted for .loan Crawford to portray the during Scarlett, others said Miriam Hopkins, while still ethers ca-st voles for Tnllulah Ttnnkhrad. Margaret Sullivan nnd Belle Davis. The ma- jorlly, however, was for some unknown girl from south of the Mason-Dixon to be cast In tin- part. As an Arkansas critic pointed out tlie cnlire reading public of the nation likely will see the picture regardless of who takes the leadinc roles. And. he said, this would be nn ideal chance for the producers to catapult a new star into the cinema heavens. Digressions from the written plot would be overlooked, said the critics, so long as the- spirit of the story was left intact, Many expressed fear of "phony scenes in slave quarters, synthetic splrllim! sessions, unnecessarily protracted mint julep bouts and n forest of yontce.s." I:i the supporting roles there wns more dlssetisioh. Prances Dee, Audi-en Leeds. Janet Gaynor ami others were suggested for Melinite Wilkes. They (tlie critics) frowned unHlie choice of Walter Connolly us Cicmld O'llnra. Charles Winnin- Dcer Go on Relief PORTOLA, cal. (UP>—Owing lo the heavy snows which prevent d«r from getting their nalura] food supply, two hcards of 1,000 nnhrmls escli arc being fed by con- trlbullons taken up by sportsmen liet*, at Reno and the Nevada side o', the state line generally. A GOOD PLACE TO GET YOUR Gas and Oil And have Your Car Tested Free For BRAKES LIGHTS BATTERY WHEEL ALIGNMENT GENUINE Ford Parts PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5lli & Walnut I'honc 810 Special Introductory Offer To Acquaint You With Our New Polly Gas 74 Octane With the purchase of 7 or more • gallons of this new Gasoline A 2 Gallon Can of Hi-Grade Motor Oil For <A " a Ji) SW SAVEON GAS CO. Ihal McCirnw drove us too iiard," asscns the top Curdinnl. "but t have found out that the player who works hardest lasts the was nn nggre.s- The ewmgolklic nwliiij, w hlch has been conducted at the Second Baptist chiiK-h tor (he past two weeks will continue throughout this - '— ~.... t . *. K,,I S week although ume. and Had lost that .step. Frank young people's „ _ uirt on balk I'. A. Stockton, had to leave for an-' other engagement nt Dnrdnnelli- Ark. The Hev. c. L. Randall sluic missionary for the Arkansas nan- list convention, will continue ia charge of the services, using as his subject Umghl, -The Unpardonable Sin." In un effort i () increase their membership as a result of the religious census taken two weeks n»o in which 370 people specified their preference for the Second Baptist church, the Sunday school will be re-classified and re-graded next Sunday, 'ihe church will this week work on the formation of a budget hoping to call a pastor hi the near future. This weekend baptism of nil candidates will take place and a B if p u for all ages will be organized Sunday night. Tlie Rev. Mr. Randall preached last night on "The only Universal Commandment hi Ihe Bible" nnd' used'as his text. Acts 17:30 "And now God commands all men everywhere to repent" and coupled that with Jesus' statement twice given in the 13th chapter of Luke, "i tell ye nay. except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish", "it is repent or perish, turn or burn for you," he said. "God Almighty called this town to repent, this last week, like He did the wicked city of Nineveh, longest. MoOra sivc driver and a dlselpllniirian from 'way back, bill, as w. grew older we got next lo the fad that, lie Imrt been strict for our own Ijood." Learns to Mecl Hall 1-Vlsch says that his most convincing batting Uisson came nflet- he had been playing nine years and wns the result of a broken thumb, which remains out of i/lnce "I was hitting only .270 when I broke it," he ex-plains, -iincl there I was, unable lo grip and swing n bat. l didn't want to get out of there, so all 1 could do was meet the bail. To my surprise nnd joy, I discovered lhat thai was all f had to do. I quickly soared nbove .300, nnd tlie Cardinals went on to win the pennant, t met Ihc Ihci'cnfter." ball Prisch's ndvice lo young players Is to fresh bit cocky, " bill like Joe Medwick. not "After gelling three hits while their clubs were losing. Die only !_j° 10rt " coln!ncnt of raa "y players in the nnii Nineveh got right. Whnt nre you going to do?" $10,000 Is AHoted For Wiring Rural Residences C'ARUTHIiiisvn.1,13, Mo ., Mar. 20 —John w. Asln-r, sr., project su- lii'rlntemient of the i'emlscnt- uimklia Klcclrie Cooperative, said yesterday he had l>cen informed SIO.GOO has been allotted by the RlvA for the purpose of nJinnulii!! about loo individual customers' In- Mai ations of wiring and phiinWiig. nie money, nol lo exceed 80 per cent ol lotnl Installation costs, will be lent to rural home owners at six per cent interest,, i o be repaid wilhm live years, nt least two payments per year (o he made. The P-DKC embraces 175 inllps MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1938 of light and power lines In Pemls- cot nnd Dmiklin counties, and «'lll service 525 rural customers wliwf,- completed ' Girl, 0, Has 17 Fractures YAKllvtA, Wash. (UP) — Jean Gromme.sch, C, suffered her 17th bone fracture when she stumbled and fell on a side-walk. Her left leg was broken. Jean lias suffered a fractured right arm twice, n broken right leg twice nnd her left leg hns been broken 13 times. GLENCOE BARBER SHOP Karl K. 1'arker, Prop. Glejicoe Hotel lildg. llainl or Electric Manicuring ATTENTION FARMERS! $239.50 Servel Electrolux Kerosene Operated, Special While They Last $169.50 HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO, J. W. Adams, Mgr. Main & r,|h I'honc 23;} WE NEB GOOD USED CARS AND TRUCKS! CHEVROLET DEALERS' USED CAR STOCKS WERE GREATLY REDUCED DURING NATIONAL USED CAR EXCHANGE WEEK Wow's ffie time fo trade your car for a NEW CHEVROLET . . . Come in today and get our liberal offer So great lutve been Chevrolet dealers' sales of used cars and trucks—so low is our supply of certain makes and models—that M'e need good used rars and trucks to balance ot?r slocks. This means wo are in an excellent position to ttiilc "trade-in allowances" on the of new Chevrolet passenger cars and Come in— this week! . . . See the beautiful new Chevrolet for 1938— the car that is complete— nnd the new 1938 Chevrolet trucks— the thrift- carriers for the, nation! . . . Learn how easily von can purchase a smart, new, modcrn-lo- thc-miiuite Chevrolet by letting us take your present car or truck in trade! t>nrr n ; M am I nstn ] mm! l'lm-(j>mvi,;,.,,,, l^nomiral Klonlltly I'nymenls. A (; rnem l t \l otofs IWi/f. Holland, Mo. Highway fit YOU'LL BE AH£A&Vgr|TH A CHEVROLET TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Phone 633 301 W. Walnut

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