The Bradford Era from Bradford, Pennsylvania on August 5, 1947 · Page 7
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The Bradford Era from Bradford, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Bradford, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, August 5, 1947
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TUNB IN AT 1490 ON YOUR DIAL THE ERA, BKADFOflD, PA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 5,1947.. HEAH IT ON WKM--IIBAD · IT IN . TMI fRA PAGE 8BVXM Jo Stafford-Songbird Who Flew to Tiptop Roost Of Air Canaries by Singing for (Skimpy) Supper M'S OAt-tn Chicaqo. th. Army «un..d out for Je. At rtahl. Jo. arm* da.p.d on h.r ..row-halfd h.od, go*, to town wllh ··Tlm.Tay.SN.m." | ---- cause then she doesn't let down. | ·r IUCIA PltRlOO Ceatr*! Frets Correspondent CHICAGO, DL--If S v e n g a l i were rtUJ her* It's 10 to one he'd try to hog the credit, because the ·lory of Jo Stafford involves the greateit transformation since th« invention of the "before and after- Jo, OM nation's top girl singer, tod th« United States swoon aweep- ·Uke* with a Hoopcratlng of 14.1 M UM past year drew to a close, tut it wasn't ever thus. Je told u» herself ov«r a slimming aalad of fruit and cottage eheeM, a diet that helped make her what she i» today. (The pric« ·* UM lunch, incidentally, waa coning out of Jo's $7.500 a week ·alary at a theater, the same show- «BM where jurt three year* ago ·to piped $75 as one of the Pied Piper* with T o m m y Dorscy 1 * tend.) A» Jo tens it in that slow, sweet speech of hen, soft as a sigh: "It wiu just about a year ago. »)eji my manager, Mike Nldoff, took a look at me--all five feet nine. 1M pounds of me--nhook his h«ad appralslngly and mused: Too know. 3o, you've done pretty w«ll with radio and supper clubs. Yoti could even become VERT successful if you weighed 28« pounds--but believe mi;, It would be a lot eaaler If you MUa Stafford mulled that on* ·ver. ju nad dune an rij;nl at 186. Bh« waa above thc crowd. She had · ·arned her own mink coat, built » home for her parents In Long Beach, Cftl.. even nosed out Glnny ttmrna. Dinah Shore, Ella Fitz- , (trald and Kntc Smith In aiajor polls. She was great but. Hke every female over four, she fearned to be glamorous. OIAMOI OAl-Frem 186 pound* to 135, but Jo found il worth shot with sequin stars. One magazine In awarding her Its Double E for Ether Excellence commented thuslj on her vocal technique: "No hoopla, no vocal dlpsy- rour doodling, no committing mayhem . . . perfect pitch, meticulous dictions and excellent breath control . . . slides smoothly up and down thc scale as water seeking FOR SEVEN "lean" months ' its own level. . . . Frank Sinatra Jo Stafford sang for her supper-- once said 'any singer can learn by As Jo sees It: "You're a performer ' and have to please all the people and that's enough to make even a wooden Indian uneasy." This lovely lass with the honey hair actually Is one of the most j l l s t e n e d - t o but least-publicized singers in the business. Despite her two 15-minute air shows a week which net some 25,000,000 listeners and her records that have sold into the millions she lives a , very quiet life. With her sister, Chris, Jo lives In Hollywood where she Is admittedly "sun and slack happy." She has too many shoes she will tell you, but only two hats. She spends hours rehearsing for her shows, but hates to be a "ham" a't private parties. In fact, the only tlmf Jo gets caught in a jam session is at Local 47, a small supper spot owned by musicians and named for the union. · · * AS COTTAGE CHKESE and the melon balls disappeared, Jo gave statistics. She was born 30 years ago in Cdallngo, Col., third in a family of four girls, nil singers, When the family moved to lxng Beach she attended Polytechnic high, majoring in music for three years and "finally managing to snag one beau.- I wasn't a social success." With Sisters Pauline and Christine she appeared in amateur shows. After graduating from I derella B. Stump. Well, about two "ONE DAT Red Ingle and his ; wcc ks later, Paul gave me a ring ' and asked: 'Jo, what do you think is the hottest seller we've got?' When he told me it was "Tlm-Tay- I be paclflcd. And so, on her final | broadcast of the season,' Jo had Red Ingle as her guest » · · BED IN TORN told the studio audience he hac brought along Miss Stump as HIS guest and when they went Into their number, the people, as Jo puts It, "went out of their minds. There was so much bedlam we could hardly get the closing commercial on!" "Tlm-Tay-Shun" Is a hill-billy handling of the old best-selling ballad, "Temptation" and when Jo does it she reaches for a farmer's straw hat and her sense of humor and heaven help the listener. Jo claims she In just a spot concerned because the resin-on-tho- bow-and-hcre-we-go stuff is really not just her type (that's what SHE thinks) and she just hopes American ears won't be expecting an Immediate follow-up. Miss Stafford also admits to a alight suggestion of nervousness every time she steps onto a stage, but claims that this is good be- high school seven men, the s_... styled Pled Pipers, discovered her and signed her to add the "feminine touch." In 1930 Tommy Dorsey hired the group, made Jo a soloist and with this a» a spring- j board Jo hit big time. | Miss Stafford has sung at tha | White House, at the George Gershwin memorial concert In the Hollywood bowl, won her service stripes during the war and was first in popularity with servicemen the world over. Record soles sheets show she lit the nation's top feminine recording artist Stopped by a very young and very anxious, adolescent s o n g writer at the stage door on our 'way back from lunching, Jo remarked what a heartache such approaches gave her with their pleadings to just look at a manuscript "You see," she explained, "I . can't do an unpublished number ; on the air. If I honestly say I don't like the number, then the writer's feelings are Hurt. On the other hand, If I do think it's a good tune, the kid Is liable to get so pepped up, when actually tile chances of the song hitting are so slim. Publishers like to push tunes by prominent writers." However, the kids keep plugging and Jo keeps encouraging them because she was one herself, a very chubby, determined kid whom only the most prophetic would have labelled "mo»t likely to succeed." Now she has that Jewish Bank Official Killed Jerusalcm-(/P)-Seven youths and a girl, whom police Identified as Jews, killed a Jewish bank official In a Haifa holdup Monday, wounded the bunk's Jewish manager and fled with $5,200. Later In thc day, the British Army moved In on the Jewish colony of Glvat Shaul in the Jerusalem rirea and blew to bits a building where Irooiw had found three days ago a large cache of illegal arms, ammunition, and raw materials for bombs. A law enacted last week authorized the razing of buildings used for underground ; mrixses. Six of thc young men participating in the Haifa raid guarded the entrance to Barclay's Bank, branch of R British institution, while the seventh and the girl entered. The official was killed while resisting them. Thc bank manager was beaten until he opened the money box. Meanwhile, a petition was filed with Ihc Palestine Supreme Court a-sklim three police offldnls and British Maj. Roy A. Fnrrnn to show cause why the body of Alexander llubowlU, 16, a Jew, who dlsap|cnr- ecl May^, should not be produced in court. The Stern group, underground Jewish organization which claimed Rubowitz as a member, said the youth disappeared after being called to a car occupied by several men. success and It really becomei her for she wears it casually and com- ' fortably. Our goodby wa» really · | bon voyage because Jo waa head- Ing for a' rest in Bermuda and Nassau, Women Contend Flowers and Paint Just Won't Mix Philadelphla-MVHousewlve.s from | the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia marched Into court yesterday carrying bouquet* from their small gardens. But the dull, drab blooms were not to honor Common Picas Court Judge Thomas Bulett. The women wished, they said, to show the judge that flowers cannot beside a paint factory grow. For that reason they have filed a bill In equity .seeking an Injunction against J. B. Smith Co.. paint manufacturers from whose factory, the women aver, small particles of paint escape to mar the summer air. Now Available! PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS Barnsdall Printing Company KS Main St Airplane Loses In Bout With Car [OORWORK SPEAKS'FOR* ITSELF YOU 3«··*THllJV (THATPUINIV PlfAStS 1*1 Wllsiill, Mont. .(IP)- Running clan-; gerously low on gas. James Ciillson j of Cocur d'Alcne, Ida., landed In his I light piano on a highway near here j T and obtained furl from a roadside j :. station. Chllxon was taxiing nlong road for a takcci'f when an automobile approached. Being doubtful of his status on the highway. Chllson took to the ditch, hit a pole and had to be towed to town. Inefficient vision Is a major cause of highway accidents. PIUMBIN6WMEATIN6 36 tOUTHA YE.-PHOMl ?J^i -£-- B R A O P O R D The chief value of an anniversary is lo call us (o greater f.iithfu'ness in the time that is left. High School at Home No Classes! 0* M resMly « yew KIM end obillty ftimtt. Itvlraltitf «e niMMl uhMl w*rk. Sleneoid H. I. InH ivselM. CraeW ··r wk|*cli elrteey c*m»l*tt* Slnfl* tv»|*ctt If eMra* Our greeuetti hevt mltrarf otw 500 elffwtnl C*ll*tt* end Unlvtnillti. If y*v era 17 yxn w ·letr en4 et Ml ne*e e M.S. Ol»lmio, writ* (.r Fr*» »uH*Hi. ttleblliliW 1WJ. $5 MONTHLY PAVMINTS INCIUM All tOO« (AMERICAN SCHOOL 7 »ep"t~BE7605 ComneTce~NdrZ'ir£ PmT~" j «·«·· *en4 ftM y»w mil 40 ?··· Mali MM«| iMklM. ! Norn*. j Addrau. LUCKY STRIKE presents THE MAN WHO KNOWS- but a much s k i m p i e r supper. Under the guidance of a doctor ·h« slowly but surely shed thc "before" look and when "after" listening to Stafford.'' All of which seems a very sage evaluation of what wo saw and heard when she stepped Into thc irrived. thc scale that registered spotlight of a vast stage to captl- 135 pounds thrilled her more than vote a usually cool morning audl Natural Scvcjn were recording and had no girl vocalist to do the crazy chorus," Jo recalls. "One of the chaps in the band sold he remembered how occasionally I did n number on thnt order with Dorsey and c o m m e n t e d that ho thought It would be awfuliy funny if they could get me to come down j..u IIIUKC a cut of it with them. Paul Wcston phoned me and I said sure, I'd do it. "So I went down to the studio and we did a lot of cutting up. Did It just for kicks. They told me they'd put the record out and say the vocal was done by Cin- WE TOBACCO WAREHOUSEMAH! "I'VE SEEN millions of pounds of tobacco sold at auction. And at auction after auction, I've seen the makers of Lucky Strike buy tobacco that's got real smokin quality. . . tobacco that smokes up mild, cool and fragrant." mything she had over HUH);. It took stuff to Btlck to n (Hot Ikr thr.l, but that Li the kind of a jirl Jo Stafford is. mtclllKcnt. »chab)c. cooperative. For more n the metamorphosis, w* asked ence with a punchy "Just One of Those Things." a rhiimba treatment of "Still of the Night" and thc now famous break, "Tim-Toy- Shun." This last song which has more corn in It than a crib' ia Jo w n ; helpedI m«h; her what *; PTM""* ?'«"* thc P C ° P '° a " d " * today. (It's superfluous lo say they are satisfied.) Jo gives credit to Paul Weston, conductor of the Supper Club program on which she stars lor those arrangements, some as hot as a cigarct tip. others softly sentimental as a Val'-nUnc. "I learned phniimifi Just listening to Dorwy piny his Iruinlxjiic." ahe naul. The K r ''at smif; writer. Johnny Mercer, taught me lo sing a rhythm number. I sanK no ·mootfily that often I'd drag a phrase over the next mca.'iuro and Johnny showed me how to accentuate certain notes and parts of thc lyric. Also, until six months I hung unto a microphone with a death grip. Now I never touch It" In fact, watching Jo work la a pleasure. Inert nrt no NiyiiKvu gestures or hoytienish gyrations tn her selling of n song. She Just atanda there statucsqucly. singing In thnt big. easy void- of hers. doing what seems lo come naturally. If there Is a movement It la almost impTcvpdhlr. » slight tway of while shoulders nnovo a cascading gown of sapphir* tulle MILDEW? 1O1 ALL GOOD GROCERS - BRADFORD COMPANY E WSFAPEs hupncnfd thin DR. DANNY OPTOMETRIST 139 Main St. Phone 7090 , Evening!: Tuesday. Saturday Contact Lenses by Appointment Shun' I just howled." So did the public--but Its howl WHS to know the Identity of Miss Stump. When thc record sold more than a half million platters j n .eight weeks the public had to V. A. GARDNER Interior Decorating Distinctive Wall Papers DIAL 5049' Come One! Come All! AMERICAN VETERANS WORLD WAR II AM VET POST 30 GAME NIGHT WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUG. 6* Hotel Holley-7:30 P.M. NO HOLDOVERS--ALL AWARDS GO! * ·*· * PROCEEDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF AMVET PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS FUND S. T. 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