The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 15, 1949 · Page 7
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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1949 RT.YTTTEVn.T.R (ARK.) COTTT?TT!R iv* RE SKVEN Investigation Leads Hal Boyle To Comment on the Leg Bending Comeback of 7920's Charleston By Hal Boyle < NEW YORK— (/Pi— Junior, get papa tlie kneecap oU—the Charleston's coming back. What's the Charleston? Why, son, the Charleston is the granddaddy or the jitterbug. Back in the mid-1920s, when everybody lias to take shower baths because the tub was full of handmade prohibition gin, you couldn't even deposit money in the bank unless you proved you could do the Charleston. It showed you were alive. Do 1 mean it was a dance? Junior, no dance ever hit the country as hard as the Charleston. It was THE dance. H a man wasn't willing to Ehlmmy-shammy back and forth and then risk his right tarsal bono by throwing it over his left femur, he was strictly a cad out of tune (Ovith his time. P' Everybody did it. La Belle Joan Crawford startd her fame as a dramatic actress as a result of a fancy prize-winning, hip Charleston movement. And Ginger Rogers was able to get her independence from Independence, Mo., because of tlie same swivel siving. Later some movie critic mentioned that both girls had sparkling eyes. Tills was a sad j .discovery. It changed them from hoofers into actresses. And after that a gal covers up her legs, exposes her bosom* like a half-shucked corncob, and begins emoting about socially significant themes she doesn't know from dime store jewelry. But to get back to the Charleston....Charleston. ..a simple, primitive, agile movement based some distance below tlie bust: "So many young people have come in wanting to dance the Charleston that I have had to teach it to ! all our Instructors," said Charles Columbus, dance director of the Fred Aslaire studios here. Columbus says the dance origi- groes. He can trace the sequence j fiom the Charleston down through "the Varsity Drag, the Shag, Truck- In', the Lindy Hop, and jitterbugging." But It leaves him a little leg weary—when he demonstrates. He is a veteran dancing star himself who twinkle-footed some 25 years on Broadway. He has done the ballroom specialiies, thrown JMhe glr's over his back for oldtime "palace Theater vaudeville audiences In adagio routines. And like any ehowman he still wants to give trie paying customer any particular muscular madness he prefers. The studio has a $4(1,00(1 machine to whir any desired musical rhythms to each of 34 seperate dance rooms. "There was nothing like the Charleston for popularity," Columbus said. "They danced it in the living rooms, the kitchens, the back porch, and standing up in rumble stats. "Its popularity now Is part of the current revival of old tunes. THEY LAST YEAR WINS NOMINATION— —Senator John S. Battle (above) won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Virginia over three opponents. The nomination Is tantamount to election. Bank Of tidal Will Talk To Arkansas Farmers *rk., Aug. 15. the Federal Reserve Bank of St. I Louis and an authority on agri- ! culture, will address a conference of I farm leaders on conservation at ' the University of Arkansas tomorrow. The conference will open Aug. 22 and continue for three days. Sponsors of the conference are the University of Arkansas; the Arkansas Power and Light Co.; C. E. Palmer, south Arkansas newspaper publisher; R. A. Kern. Little Rock, and the Mississippi Valley Association. show it In the movies with the music of that time—and people want to dance it again. "But it is really a rlance for people from 12 years old to 35. The people who used to enjoy it don't want it anymore, generally. They feel it is too undignified. Their bones are! older." Columbus thinks the American public is more dance crazy now than it has ever been. The pupils, he said, range from Eleanor Roosevelt, a longtime patron of the dance, down to gangsters. "The gangsters,' 'he said, "spe- cialise iti the rumba. The rianba s a showoff dance. It makes a man !ecl he is somebody." Mrs. Roosevelt, inoidentally, is strictly a conservative ballroom dancer. She hasn't come in to freshen j up her Charleston — it she ever'. danced it. "But we're also leaching the Case walk and the bunny hug again," i said Columbus. "Anything to exer- ] cise the feet—and the memory." LEAVES SENATE— Senator J. Howard McGralh, or Rhode Island, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will succeed Tom C. Cllrk as Vniled Slates Attorney General. CHILLS AND FEVER due to Malatia Ash for 666 WITH QUININE MV 'PHONE i 1't-L HURRY IN AND ANSWER (T LOOK WHAT MAY HAPPEN IF YOU DON'T COUNT TEN RINGS/ V7; COUNT ONLY THREE AND MRS WEST STIU - V WHEK YOU HANG UP DONt GO 'WAY 'TIL I SET THERE.' HELLO/ /...WONDtR tf= IT WAS V M S. SOUTH? 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