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August 28, 1951

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1951 BLYTHEVTLLE, (AKK.) COURIER NEWS YACE 8EVEW Gary Grant Says Movies Helped by Television HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 28. (.-P) —< Gary Grant, one of Hollywood's highest paid stars, says all this talk of scuttling the movie industry U pure nonsense. /j£s a matter of fact," he argues, 'Revision is going to make us look good." NOR- (his Is a rather bold viewpoint, bub Grant backs it up with this reasoning: "It's a matter of history. Every new medium or entertainment adds distinction to the older one. When the movies first became popular, they pushed up the prestige of the stage. Legitimate actors became almost an aristocracy, compared to those in movies. "Now television has arrived and It can't help but make movies and movie people seem much better. It «'ill add greatly to our social distinction." Despite the scare talk. Grant feels that the film industry Is in no great danger. Industry In Transition "Naturally, the industry is in a stage of transition, but the changes are healthy ones," he declared. "Theater difficulties' were bound to come because cities are being decentralized in America. You notice that the big department stores are opening branches in outlying districts of the cities. That's be cause people are living further Eiom the downtown area and won't go GO Ear to shop. "The same holds true with theaters. People don't want to travel all the way downtown to see a movie ttfj^ing traffic and the parking ITOblem. Dowtown theaters are hard hit, but the drive-Tns anc moat of the neighborhood houses are doing good business." Grant upheld the Industry's bromide that "movies are better than ever," "Movies ARE belter." he argued "We do better things evey year The trouble Is that the three or four best pictures of each year— The Third Man' and picture. 1 ! of that calibre—become the standard for comparison, Naturally the others of that year seem not 85 good when held up to the best ones. "It's Swtx Situation" "It's the same .situation as a lawyer who thinks he's pretty good a*; his profession—and then a Clarence Darrow comes along and seLs & whole nejr standard of excellence." Grant, who t« currently playing the screen husband of his real wife, Betsy Drake, In "Room for One More," has been reported ready to Jump Into television. I NAVY'S FORRESTAL - Petei Fnrrestal, youngest son of th< late James V. Forrest a!, once Secretary of the Navy and firs Secretary of Defense, lakes a lasl look at a Navy lextb* alter finishing six weeks training at Treasure Island, San Francisco, The 21 - year - olc Princeton senior attended th Reserve Officer Candidate schoo alone with 2000 other cnlleeiarr asked him about such rumors. "I should say not," he repliec flatly. "I don't want anything t< do with television." Ha* Made TV Deb tit Despite his vehemence, he ha; already made his'TV debut—strict!} as a lark. He has long been a fan of Dave Willock-Clif f Arquett* comedy show which appears locallj He was persuaded to take a role in one broadcast, as » bum sitting ir a box car. The program was floode with phone calls and letters in quiring, "wasn't that Cary Grant? Although he claims TV is not fo him. Grant believes it will brin added prosperity lo Hollywood. "Before long, there will be TV stations in an area operatin 24 hours a day," he predfctec "Most of the program material wi have to be on film. That mea the studios will have more wor than they can handle. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN 'A Million Days, a Million Bucks, 6r You'll Find 'em at Coffee KT5W YORK (API— One of the best ways to study people IB to watch how they 'come to work in the morning. The way you enter t.he office each day tips off your character almost as much as IT you sfit down and writ* the atory of your life. Over the years certain types become familiar. Recognize them in your office for example— 1 ... The pedestrian philosopher—they usually travel in pairs. One groans as he comes through the doorway, "well, another day. another dollar.' And his pal echoes. "Yah, a million days, a million dollars." 3 ... The workhorse-who- tries-to-make-the-best - cf - It- all—he gets olf the elevator and Bays, "Well, back lo the old salt mine. Hen, heh, hen." Somehow this type never get* lockjaw or • new phrase. • JU\. . . The felow-who-thinks-a- g^Ri-offcnse-is-lhe-best defense — he shows up with puffy circles under his eyes and trots around yelping at everyone accusingly, "and where were you last night?" 4 ... The suburban gardner— hr arrives with his arms in band- aces and bleating. "I can't understand It. I plant tomatoes, snri what, comes up? Poison ivy. I can't understand it." He Hopes Not to Fall | 5 . The living hangover—as the elevator stops to let him off. he puts one toot out tentatively, hon- through Clark Gables hair under an apple tree. But in five more years she'll be married to the office bookkeeper, and going around the house barefooted. 10 ... The apple polisher—he gets in five minutes early, tips open his collar, and throws papers all over his desk lo look busy. He rushes up to brush lint off thf. boss's coat when he comes .in. And if the boss throws him an absent minded "thanks"—well, this little bee just melts Into happy jelly. H . . . The gambler—"Give you five lo three apainst the Dodgers," he says. "That is, It you'll lend me the five." The Riifi-ed Individualist 12 ... The rugged individualist — this is my favorite office character: When people greet him with, "Well, what's new?" he replies, "Aw, shut up. Nothing new ever happened before 9 a.m. and if 'something new did happen it would be old before you had the brains to understand it," There they are—the typical dozen. If you didn't see them come to wort in your office this morning, wait half and hour and go downstairs. You'll find them all sitting around the drugstore or cafeteria counter—having colfee. Shells Menace Children ing he won't fall on his face He then shudders swiftly toward his d"sK- to avoid the agony of saying "hello." 6 . The junior executive— he is trying so hard to get ahead he even calls his mother by her first name. He breezily asks ev- ervbodv in Ihe elevator how they are and gives Ihe operator a cigar on the wav out. ROME opt—War, six years after its end, still takes a deadly toll ot children in Italy. The average number killed annually picking al or playing with hand grenades, bombs and mines is 1.400—three or four every day. An intensive campaign has been started by the National Organization tor Accident Prevention to cut or eliminate this slaughter. The organization has distributed thousands of posters showing a boy about la touch a half-buried shell. wT-. th?'rtooV mC"t'erlng ^erTsr.!?.! s™" "^0"*?"^"death*s there^ "f^m. mv kid's sirk the alarm cliW didn't RO off I Just barely missed (hat bus. too.'* 8 . The darcdevil-who i?-al- ! ways-five-minutes-late — he looks hold I v at the office clock and says Inudlv. "When arc Ihrv tzoins to | fix that thine anyway? Isn't anv-\ = thlr<r ever done right around here?' 1 Sullr.v Stenographers 3 . The sultry stenographer— this 'O-hour-^'cek vampire halls a moment In the doorway like Mix- dame Pompadour In her boudoir. Then she dimples and says. "Oh. you!" at some male Sally, She Is dreaming of running her fingers What Don't You Need? j OM rtckr.ly furniture, worn I clothes, fishing equipment. Anything on carlh that yon I rinn'l wan I Is worlh money tn Irailc*. and swaps at H & M | Sales Co. BrinR It Anvrn— find something yon DO H&M Sales Co. i IP E. Main Phone 6859 Stephan Music Studio Piano and Violin Edith L. Stephan, G.S.M. London, England 207 N. Fifth SI. Phone 3491 Lessons Will Begin Sept, 3 The abovt adTertisement wag prepared and distributed nationally by the Courier New« National Reprwentativ*, The Wallace Witmer Company, Mr. Merchant: The Courier News Provides Saturation Coverage Of This Great Market Figure* again prove that retail sale* In the Blythe- vi/fe trade territory rankwell in front of Pine Bluff, fl Do- rado, Hot Springs, Jonestoro and other Arkansas cities of greater population. Yoir tales message, placed in the Courier Newt, assures aturation coverage of Arkansas' third largest retail marht. Nowhere else In the State of Arkansas can you reach tuch a great salet potential per advertising dollar. How It the time to plan a welt-rounded, consistent advertising campaign in the Courier News to send your retail salet figures soaring to new heights. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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