MG1 TWBLTB -TTHETTLL1 (ARK.)' OOURDE1 NEW! FRIDAT, APRIL 14, 1999 It's Men, Woman Says The Trouble with Lady Drivers Japs Rate Tops in Japan By DOROTHY ROE AP Women'! Editor The trouble with women drivers is men, says blonde, breezy Pat Jones, of Wichita, Kan., professional stunt driver who teaches driving in her spare time. Irish Players Will Appear On Omnibus By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK (si - Here are a few of the programs visible on the three major networks in the coming week: Sunday, NBC's Omnibus pre- tents the Abbey Players from Ireland in a filmed comedy, "Professor Tim." "Meet Me in St. Louis," a two- hour special musical comedy, will be visible on CBS Sunday evening. The stars are Tab Hunter, Jane Powell, Walter Pidgeon, Ed Wynn, Jeanne Grain, Rela Shaw, Patty Cuke and Myrna Loy. On NBC the Dinah Shore Show presents a program of Western and country music and comedy with guests Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, the Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash and the Kingston Trio. A new weekday morning program, On the Go, bows in Monday on CBS. In this show Jack Linkletter will introduce interesting people and places as he tours the country. Monday evening on ABC, Shirley Temple's Storybook offers a fantasy, "The Land of Green Ginger." Later, on NBC, Goodyear Theater presents Steve Dunne and Maggie Hayes in a comedy, "Mr. Fixit." On Tuesday evening, Eugene O'Neill's comedy, "Ah, Wilderness," will be seen on Hallmark Hall of Fame over NBC. The chronicle of family life a half century ago stars Helen Hayes, Lloyd Nolan, Burgess Meredith, Betty Field and Lee Kinsolving. On Wednesday, Armstrong Circle Theater goes to the files of the Senate Rackets Committee for a true-life drama of gangsters in the juke box industry called "The Sound of Violence: The Juke Box Rackets." "Dark December," a war drama starring Barry Sullivan and James Whilmore, will be presented on Playhouse 90 over CBS Thursday night. The story concerns a group of soldiers in beleaguered Bastogne during World War If. * "There's always some man* either in the front seat or the back who gets the woman at the wheel rattled," says Pat. "If he's a husband, it's fatal. No woman can be expected to keep her mind on her driving when her husband is silting beside her saying 'Watch that car ahead!' . . . 'Don't forget to signal' . . . 'Wow! You just missed that one!" ... or 'Baby, can't you slay on your own side of the road?'" Pat was interviewed in New York after winning an economy mileage test run, driving a standard Dodge from Kansas City to New York and beating the men drivers. She has driven 50,000 miles in the last seven months, and is a member of Jack Kochman's Hellclrivers. doing firewall crashes, crash rolls and ramp-to- ramp leaps. "It gives you confidence in ordinary driving to know how to crash," says Pat. "Maybe that's why most women are so nervous when they're at the wheel — they've never crashed." Miss Jones does not advise women drivers to go out and crack up to gain confidence. You have to have special cars and pecial gear for that. But she links nothing of driving a car ead-on into a brick wall when he's prepared. "Once when I was racing I got o thinking about a boy I'd met, nd I turned over seven times gong around a curve," she suys. 'It was okay. I wasn't hurt. Only didn't win the race." Pat was born in Ebano, Mexico, laughter of an American oil man, nd has lived in Fort Morgan, Colo., and Casper, Wyo. Objectionable Books Hit By DAR LITTLE ROCK 'Ml — Some 268 Arkansas schools are using two seventh grade textbooks Daughters of Ihe American Revolution find objectionable. A check of Education Department showed 172 schools use "This is America's Story," a history, and % use "Your Country and Ihe World," a geography. H. T. StMlc, in charge of in- slruclional materials for the department, said, "If we've got some hooks that are'not right. I'm list as anxious as anyone to find out about them." The two books were Included in a list of 12 Mrs. Henry C. Me kinney Jr., regent of the E Dorado DAR chapler, said were use in El Dorado schools. Stecle said the other. 10 were gh school texts and these were XYZ Mokes Tax Donation RICHMOND, Va. Ufl — XYZ has made his annual donation to the Internal Revenue Service here. This year it's $405. XYZ is the unknown taxpayer who for years has been making anonymous contributions to Uncle Sam at the Richmond IRS office The notes with the money are al ways signed XYZ. This year he sent four $100 bills and one $5 bill, with a note that this was "extra for my income tax," IRS officials deposited the money in the conscience fund where similar contributions are put. Soviet Reports Few Meteorites LONDON Ml — Soviet scientists iay an interplanetary space ship may fly for years without encoun- cring a meteoric particle bigger han a grain of sand. The government newspaper Iz- veslia, quoted by Moscow radio, said the scientists concluded this Tom reporls radioed to earth by Sputnik III. They computed that a space ship with a total surface area of 100 square meters might encounter a meteorite weighing one gram—three hundredths of an ounce—once in 14,000 (lying hours If You Would Like to Have A TEXACO Ylation CREDIT CARD Call Bob Logan "Your Texaco Man" PHONE PO 3-3391 Or See Your Nearest Texaco Dealer Voters Approve Issue of Bonds EL DORADO. Ark. uv-El Dorado voters have given 936-605 approval lo a $105,000 bond issue to finance completion of the city's municipal auditorium. The special election set up a ^-mill special tax pay off the bonds. The bond money will be spent for seats, furnishings, driveways and parking areas at Ihe $650,000 auditorium. Basic construction already is completed. Seat Covers Floor Mats Door Panels Covered Head Linings Arm Rests Covered Convertible Tops Truck Seats Rebuilt-Recovered • Farm Eq. 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Education Commissioner Arch Ford said he had not heard directly from the DAR about the books but that he would confer with Stecle and take appropriate action. Mrs. McKinney said the book; objected to the DAR were "questionable and unsatisfactory" because some were "subversive," others in the "brainwashing category," and other presented "a degrading picture of everything our country and our government stand for." City of Canals Taking Notice Of Automobiles VENICE,' Italy OB — This city o( canals and gondola: is thinking of making a concession to the automobile. The proposal is for a four-mile automobile tunnel running to the Lido Beach from the Venice end of a causeway now linking' the mainland to the city. Cars can use the causeway, but once on the island part of Venice must park. Then it's a half-hour canal ride by motorhoat — one hour by gondola — to the center of Venice, it takes another half hour or so across the lagoon to the Lido Beach on a large island. Newport Plant Plans to Expand NEW YORK W)-Revere Copper and Brass, Inc., plans a 50 per cent expansion of its Newport, Ark., plant. ' Board Chairman J. M. Kennedy announced expansion plans. Kennedy said plans call for an addition lo the present plant building and installation .of new equipment. He did not say whether an increase in employment was an ticipated. NEW! FOR FAMILIES WITH TEEN-AGERS LETS HAVE A BALL-RoH up the carpets! You're dancing to a selection of your favorite records.. .brought to you with the full-fidelity sound of the 4-speed Automatic reoonj,player! TV-Phonograph wired for Stereo "WESTINGHOUSE Celebrity"..only '199" LET'S HAVE A CONCERT-Add the space-saving stereo speaker-amplifier arrit and a stereo stylus at slight extra cost, and you're enjoying the life-like realism of new Stereophonic sound! Duck Travels First Class SACRAMENTO, Calif. 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