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St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri · Page 49

St. Louis, Missouri
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Friday, December 14, 1945
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DM Cfl Published fcvertj Decj Week-d&qy and yiinda in the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH PART FOUR ST. LOUIS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1945 PAGES 1 4D r m u v u Fan Mail, She Gets The Saga of Sadie, Queen of Quizees By Earl Wilson NEW YORK. DON'T you love those saintly old girls on the radio quiz programs? Me, too. But I'm a hep reporter never more than three years late on a story. I've found that 30 to 40 professional and semi- Naval Craft Jam Former Race Track " Wn? n 5 v- v 4 U - Til 9 ss y I .int.' c . a. professional quizees haunt the pro-grams, grabbing some of the gravy. I've even had coffee with Mrs. Sadie Hertz. 61, of Brooklyn, the queen quizee. She once won a barber chair. Sadie, a short, plump. spectacled, graying woman, loaded with pep and personality, recently copped the rich "Queen for a rav." worth hun- . dreds of dollars. The program struggles to keep out "repeaters," but. soys Sadie: "Queen Sadie," they called met I never rode o many taxis in my livin' life. "They hadda table resolved for me at Monte Carlo. They measured me for a girdle and jrimme nylun stockin's! Nylun! We met I!ing Crosby and Ken Murray and they said 'hello.' I had on a beautiful gown and about four dozen flowers, and they say to me, 'You're a celebrity! Queen Sadie! "I get fan mail. Somebody sent me some books. Two reading books. Regular stories!" I MET QUEEN SADIE through John Reed King, the very busy quizmaster, whom she ' adores, and vice versa. A gag's been going around "The war Is really over a civilian won a quiz program the other night." At a Phil Baker show, a Marine tried hard to get on. Two shore patrolmen seized him for impersonating a service man. He'd been hanging around two quiz shows that day. His soldier outfit was evidently phony. Somebody remembered seeing him earlier in sailor attire. THEY BURN WHEN they're spotted! One gal, barred repeatedly from "Queen for a Day" by Jack Bailey, the m.c, picketed his studio, in a sandwich sign. "Jack Bailey is unfair to me," growled the sign. "I've been here eight times and can't get on. Some quizees merely participate pour le sport. Cane-carrying Louis Fehr, Sunday Enquirer columnist, also in the Daily News broadcasting department, gives the quizees distinction. He often wears a tux. He looks a little like Theodore Drieser, a little like Norman Thomas. A year ago he won $1000 on a program. "It's just a hobby with me," he said. Professional repeaters use many names, to mislead spotters . "One master of ceremonies," Fehr told me, "recognized mc and said, 'Tell 'em you're from San Francisco and use another name.'" He added, "A lot of those out-of-town names are phonies." I'M NOT RAITING them. There are about 30 quiz shows. Some can use repeaters; most won't. Assuming we MUST have quiz shows, Sadie Hertz is a better quizee for John Reed King than a woman he asked the other day, "Who wrote Gray's 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard?'" She couldn't imagine. Gray, wasn't it? "I got $50 on Break the Bank," Sadie said; "What's My Name, $5; Double or Nothing, $20; Take It or Leave It, I never been called; a 24-piece silver set on Mrs. Goes A-Shopping; Report to the Nation, $100; Ralph Edwards, I only got $5; I had to blow eight candles out and sing a song; so long as I get something, I don't care. "The craziest thing I won a barber chair on Detect and Collect! A curtain came open and I saw a man in a barber chair. I near broke my head laughing. I thought I had to take the man, chair and all. But they sold the chair for $50 for me. I never heard," Queen Sadie said, "what they did with the man." HOLLYWOOD ON TENTH AV.! At (he Fox Movietone Studios, 54th and 10th, Gregory Ratoff is testing Ezio Pinza for Chaliapin, Alicia Mar-kova for Pavlowa and Oscar Karlweiss for Sol Hurok, for his forthcoming picture, "Impresario." It's a movie of Hurok's life. Big casting worry: Isadora Duncan. Patricia Munsell of the Met and radio is being tested, too, to play the part of Patricia Munsell. Hurok purportedly said once, hearing she's from Washington, "That's what we need in this country our own foreigners." DID, YOU HEAR Joe E. Lewis's line? "I'm getting a room where I can be obscene and not heard." ... I have just received this wire from Marta Eggerth, wife of Jan Kiepura: "My very dear Earl, for once you are right. I was in the Zoo and found out that my darling Jan really does not look like the chipmunk, but did you ever look at yourself in the mirror?" Bill Mauldm's Cartoon "IS THAT MOTHER? DON'T TELL ME THE .HOUSING PROBLEM IS THAT BAD!" . sCr : Jl Ik. Jm. nv :.:VS...... " a, V JC ? '. r 7 , . s. - . . I -M ., mi... f 1 V i s .m.- w : -.. jV'v V'7 r" -r i r 1 r SANTA IN BERLIN of. rJichola;, ihe German 5o-fa Claun, disfnbutinq toys to youngsters at the Pius-Stift kindergarten in the French sector of Berlin. ? Amphibious craft lined up af the Navy depot at the Albany race ! track, on the eastern shore of sa San Francisco bay, part of the I war materiel assembled for use against Japan which became surplus with the enemy's capitula- 3 tion. The race track formerly was known as the Colden tate Turf Club. Associated Frets TClrephoto. ADM. KING DECORATED BY PRESIDENT i ' j President Truman congratulates t r-l i a I r it ! f .as rieet nam. crnest o. King, renr- inq chief of naval operations, after awarding him a gold star I in lieu of a third Distinguished I Service Medal in a White Houso -a .i i . ceremony Today. abineT members, congressmen and high-rankmq Army and Navy officers f", witnessed the presentation. f "Wi n ? v; .n" x is i ! If ? . I I - N - " 1 j L - . 2 " - ' .77SAVki o 3i Wf Sat. iiiMnigMtt:ritaNfc'iwi ST. LOUISAN AT NAZI GENERAL'S EXECUTION Capt. Harry B. Crimmins, S. J. (second from right), former president of St. Louis Universityt stands before Gen. Anton Dostler, tied to stake, as an unidentified American officer at right reads a military tribunal's order for the Nazi commander's execution by a firing squad at Aversa, Italy, Dec. I. Dostler was put to death for ordering execution of 15 Yanks captured behind German lines in March, 1944. Father Crimmins resigned his university post to become chief chaplain of the Seventieth General Hospital Unit in Italy. Aocutd wirphot Princess Elizabeth (center, photo at right), 19-year-old PRINCESS. ESCORTS VISIT NIGHT CLUB heiress to the throne of England, is shown at the Bagatelle, fashionable London night club, on her first such visit Dec. J. With her are Miss Margaret tiphinstone (left) and Mrs. John Wills; in photo above (from left are escorts of the royal party: Capt. John Wills, the host; Lt. Christopher Petherick, Lt. Michael Naylor-Ley- land and Lt. raddy brudenell-oruce. lV-tt'' ' 'ii.-J. ' I - LJ n.' -----j a Photos. . , . ; vj ii rr.T- 'ltnummitUKirx-r'im'f i- urn i r!tr17",i i 'iHm-iiiii-iiiiimi ir 'i nr'nnl " " - . J , j I REFERRAL BOARD BACKS ONE-STOP VETERANS' CENTER Attending the meeting of the board of directors of the Veterans' Information and Referral Center at the Social Planning Council Office, 613 Locust street, yesterday, these members voted unanimously to ask Mayor Aloys P. Kaufmann for use of Kief Auditorium as a one-stop veterans' center and for city funds: Standing, from left, Oscar R. Ehrhardt, Edward J. Wieland, Miss Lucille Sullivan, Martin Lammert, John J. Westing, Harry Mc-Carty, Charles G. DeLargy, Karl D. Klein and Rabbi Julius Gordon. Seated, from left. Martin A. Beffa, Biga Wyatt. W. F. Lubbock, John'J. Griffin, Avery Carp, Mrs. Jane T. Bernal. Fred M. Karches, Girard C. Yarn urn and Edwin R. Meyer. , By , Po5t-DUpatcii staff Photojrapher. BERTH FOR STRANDED SAILOR A;a;br-o;eoi6,00 pfc veterans stranded in Chicago tor nearly 21 hours because of differences between Eastern and Western railroad regulations on equipment utilizes a wooden door torn from a compartment to make himself a berth aboard a Santa Fe train. The men, en route from the west coast to Bainbridge, Md.. for discharge, resumed their trip yesterday. wirPho0.

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