The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 12, 1951 · Page 72
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If-C Corpus Christi CALLER-TIMES, Sun., Aug. 12, 1951t BOOKS-ART BESTSELLERS ARE NONFICTION Readers of Fiction Now in Minority By W. G. ROGERS ,er novels. According to publish- NEW YORK. Aug. 11. W--jers' weekly, 14 percent of the Where are ail those people whoj trade book titles published in la25 used to read novels? jwere fiction; in 1950, It was 17 Some are still around, but'percent; in the first six months of among book-buyers they are lie-i this year, 19 percent. So there are finitely in the 'minority. One pub- j plenty of stories for anyone inter- lisher reports that sales for two Bested. springtime books by two weU-j But it does mean there is a. known novelists are 30 percent un-j.« ma iier total of copies, and that der sales for previous works byu ot so many people are interested, the same pair. |.j uxt JOQ years ago, the two best Another publisher, though he j sellers were Hawthorne's "The does not want the lact published, is cutting his fiction to a minimum. A third publisher didn't bring out House of the Seven Gables" and Melville's "Moby Dick." W h e n the first best-seller list appeared a single work of fiction this yearjin 1895, it named no norifiction; . . . though that was not policy, j first nonfiction made publishers' but rather lack of a suitable man-!weekly lists in 1912 and 1913, was uscript. ! dropped until World War I,' and Best-seller lists separate fiction!has been resumed there, and used elsewhere, ever since. Rating a best seller arbitrarily as one with sales equal to, or and honfiction, and do not indicate which group is the better seller. The fiction list usually comes first; the nonfiction should replace it. for it must have twice as many readers. Twenty-four publishers in this city named for me their two tup more than, one percent of the population, Frank Luther Mott, in "Golden Multitudes," gave the following figures: 1900-1909, 21 best sellers, two of I Houston Book Proves To Be Disappointing THE HOUSTON STORY, by Ed (Bartholomew. Frontier Press of Texas, publishers, 240 pages, $3.00.; Ed Bartholomew spent ZO years; collecting fact* and anecdotes' about the City of Houston and has i published them in a book whose j first page i» an apology for hisj lack of literary craftsmanship. j The apology i» well taken. The historical facts, the names, the events proceeding the found-.] in£ of the city and during the; ·ettlement's early years are of in-i terest to all Texans and students, of Texana. i But the reader will find the pertinent material in this book badly organized In a long-winded journal, purportedly written by a gentleman-journalist from London. The gentleman often lapses into a backwoods vernacular that is an unconvincing as it is ungrammatical. Confusing changes from present to past tense, a variety of type- graphical errors and sketchy editing combine to outweigh tho valuable historical information in the book. Bartholomew, a native Houston- ian, was a test pilot during the war and now' deals in airplane surplus. v c. 1 i T ,, .dents' Mov«ment for th* Tlatttt Korean Student* Leave ^ atiOM Khedukd to ^ *.,, For Stockholm Meeting PUSAN, Kowa, Aug. H. (AP)-Two Korean collef* student* left today lor Stockholm to attend th* i conference of the International Stu- 18. They AT* Kim JM »oo*, M, «i Tan* Tal , ». Tb«y w i l l travel via Tokyo wd New T«rk City. sellers for the last six or eight L 1 TM 0 ' 1 ^: f. J fiest « Ilera . two °« months, or a total of 48 books . . !«i«n nonjiction; 1910-1919, 13 best PREPARING FOR CRAFT EXHIBIT-- Th ese ceramics students at Lindaie Eecreation Center are hurrying to finish their ceramics projects for the Children's Craft Exhibit. Bernie Mills, 11, (left) is rolling the 'dough' (clay) to begin a project. Macy Boyer, 10, (center) and Sandra Sigler, 10, are putting the finishing touches on their ceramics pieces. In front of the students are some pieces that will be exhibited. months, or a total of 48 books this did not include book-club salei. Of the 48, one was a combination of fiction and nonfiction. sellers, or 12 novels and one Edgar Guest; 1920-1929, eight best sellers, three of them nonfiction; TIME, MONEY AND WORK Police Wait as Radio Announcer Ends Show HONOLULU, Aug. 11. (AP) -A 29-voar-old disc Jockey, arrested on charges of possessing narcotics, 16 were fiction and 31 were non-' " 3OJ939 - " ' best , n !" 11 « r8 ' onc of fiction I them nonfletion; 1940-1945, 22 best Tills'doesn't mean ther* are few- sellers ' nine of ^em nonfiction. According to Alice Payne Hack- elt, in "50 Years of Best Sellers," non-fiction sales caught up with fiction sales only in the 1920s. ]n the early days, evidently, publlsh- ers counted on fiction, but took a chance on nonflction; now they seem to count on nonfiction, but was permitted to finish his all- talce "· chance on fiction. night program early today. While officers stood outside the radio booth, Art Bogard put on another recording -- "Mixed Emotions" -- and dedicated it to himself. He finally wound up his program at 5 a.m. After that he was taken to police headquarters, formally charged with having heroin .on his person and then released on $500 bail. He Publishers, while they arc still looking earnestly for good novels, don't know the answer. Maybe they are losing the mass of fiction readers, at least for the moment, to movie, radio, television or the family car. Maybe serious times Children's Craft Fair Scheduled Here Friday The Children's Craft Fair exhibit |woodwork. 75 in basketry. 100 in Eight Plead Guilty At Bucharest Trials War Cemeteries Showing Great Improvement NEW YORK, Aug. 11. (API--A government official says that In another year American World War II cemeteries overseas will be in "perfect condition." "We're gelling · to th« place I where '.hese cemeteries are ready scheduled Aug. 17 will be the result of a lot of time, money and effort Kpent since last ^Tune by the City Recreation Department. in addition to instructing approximately fiOO children in the various crafts,'since the program began last Juno, the city has bought and used many applies. According to Miss Willoulse King, turn readers to serious b o o k s.| director of crafts and drama for Maybe it's just because no ob-|lhe department, the children have viously great novel has come along' used 100 pounds of clay every two in recent voars In sen'! f i c t i o n i weeks since June. That amounts to O M S - T f i l i T Corner Mestjuito Peoples Dial 2-2911 CAGE-MILLS Funeral Home 1001 Second St Dial 4-6635 THE EUREKA LAUNDRY HAS SERVED CORPUS CHRISTl PEOPLE CONTINUOUSLY FOR 44 YEARS STILL the BEST Laundrj in the best town In Texas "THERE MUST BE A REASON" ONLY LAUNDRY IN CORPUS CHRISTl USING IVORY SOAP EXCLUSIVELY Every Item Steam Sterilized . . . No Extra Charge 1111 Blucher DRY CLEANING. TOO Dial 3-4456 was ordered to appear in district readers rushing back to the book-1550 pounds in 11 weeks of training court Monday. 'stores. in ceramics tor about 150 students, In addition, she said, TOO pounds ' of green glaze have been used in ! creative ceramics. 48 board feet ! of wood in woodwork, and 8 hanks i of reed in '.Basketry. : During th« summer the reerea- i lion department has taught about ! ISO students in ceramics, 100 in BUCHAREST, Romania, Aug.{for relatives to visit them," Haf- 11. (UP) -- Lawyers for eight [old A. Keats, of the American prominent men charged with treason admitted their guilt at the close of their three-day trial today but asked for mercy on the ground that American and British spies caused the defendants' "downfall." Sentences will bo pronounced Monday. textile painting, 20 in finger painting, and 50 in clay sculpturing. Craftwork by these students will be placed on exhibit at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in Limiale recreation center. Exhibits of ceramics, basketry, woodwork and textile painting will be shown. Ribbons will be awarded winners by the judges, who are Mrs. J. W. Peterson, Mm. Adolph Peetz and Mrs. Arlelyn Stonehill. A craft fair for Negro children and a community night has been scheduled Aug. 15 at T. C. Avers recreation center. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Willnrd and Mrs. Racmarl T h e ' were enroute from N o r t h Twins Born as Father Rings Doctor's Bell NAPLES, Me., Aug. 11. (AP) mobile here early today as the ex- Battle Monuments Commission, said yesterday after a tour of the cemeteries. Keats said the job of bringing the dead home at the request of relatives, or transferring them from temporary burial grounds to the 16 permanent World War II cemeteries abroad, virtually has been completed. He said about iO percent of the dead have been returned to this country, while next-of-kin of the other casualties chose overseas Twin boys were born in an auto- b u r i a l . Approximately SOO.OOO peetant father frantically rang a| war physician's doorbell and the mother blew the car horn. The parents are the Rev. and Americans were killed during the Nueces County Library The parents are the Rev. and r» i i -i o i -i t Mrs. Albert C. Niles of Auburn, OOOkmoblie Schedule Ex-Bellboy Held For Starling Two Hotel Fires MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 11, (API- Albert Callahan, 30. a former bell- hoy, was charged in county court yesterday with starting fires in elude Darwin Merek as the villain, two hotels and a tavern. I Johnny Corder as the hero, Emily Deputy state fIre marshal A. M. j Torrence as Little Nell, Donna Willis said Callahan told officers] Weisenhunt as Max and John Tho- h e had a hero complex w h i c h ] mas as Pa. caused him to set fires while he Mrs. J. L. Willard and Miss King were instructors for the crafts this summer. The craft exhibit will end summer recreation activities Woods will judge the entries. A program for the Children's Craft Fair will .start at 3 p.m. Aug. 17, It will include: Two boys from Kiwanis Field, Henry Roe.'Miig. Jr., and Elmo Martin, who will play electric guitars. Dances by Ben Garza children. These will include a rhumba by Irma Falcon, the Charerais by Thelma Flores, La Jota by Elv'a Martinez and the Aspurais My Martha Garza. Two tumblers, "Peloni Falcon and Mercedes Carrion also will perform. La Armada students in "Ye Olde Melodrammer." Players will in- [Sebago to the Central Maine Gen- 'eral Hospital in Lewiston when the stork arrived. Before Dr. John M. Bischoffber- gcr of Naples could get dressed, tho twins were born. The mother and babies were taken to a South Casco nursing home. All were reported doing well. MONDAY: Peary Place, 2:00, TUESDAY: 'Agua Dulce, 9:30; United Camp, 10:30. WEDNESDAY: H a r r i s , S :00; Emersons, 10:00, North P o l e , 10:30; Bishop. 11:00. THURSDAY: Open. FRIDAY: Lewis, 9:00; Wrights. 10:30; Golla, 10:00; McBride, 10:45; Dunn Lane, 11:15. was intoxicated. He admitted starting blazes in the Charles Hotel, the Surfeide Hotel and in vacant rooms above the Ai'lee Club on Miami Beach. ! Callahan was the "hero" of the! Charles Hotel fire. He suffered^ minor burns when he extinguished the flames in an unoccupied room. He was employed at the hotel as a bellboy. The Alice Club fire caused $12,000 damage. in crafts. W E L C O M E . . . To Our New FREE Parking Lot! Located just South of Western Auto Supply. -- and provided for the parking comfort of our customers. --Feel Free to use it. OUR STORE IS NOW AIR CONDITIONED -- We invite you to stop in, anytime and cool off. ASHMORE PAINT GO., INC. 514 Peoples "Since 1911" Phone 4-6301 Beautify Your Home WITH OUR... SELECT '* EXCLUSIVE WALL \ Make your choice here of such exclusive patterns as Thomas Strahan, Vogue, Van Luit, James Seeman, Smitz Horning and others. You don't have to worry about your decorative p!an being duplicated in other homes. 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JEWELRY DESIGNING AND MANUFACTURING STEVEITS Dependable Jewelers 605 MA. Prof. Bd t . Ph. 1-T333 Final Clearance Small Group BATHING SUITS Price Small Group Summer DRESSES and SUITS Price STRAPLESS BRASSIERES White only _ Sizes 32-38. Reg:. 3.00, 3.50, 5.00 Prie« BRASSIERES -| / prfct White, pink and blue. Cotton and Hayon. Sizes 32-38. Size RAYON SLIPS Sizes 42 to 52 Closing Out SEAMPRUF SLIPS White and Navy. Sizes 37-39. ' Reg, 2. 95 $1.49 Sizes 38 - 44 Reg. 3.95 $2.49 UM FASHIONS] Uptown Corpus Christi in The Wilson Bldg. Figure Flatterer In IGO^c all wool gabardine. Reverse gabardine trim on new matched collar. · TAUPE · CHARCOAL GREY SIZES 10 to 20 $59.95 Others in ..all wool gabardine, yarn-dyed worsted flannel $98.50 $49.95 SIZES: 7-15, 10-20, 16V4-22. A good selection of sizes 7 to 9. 417 N. Chaparral "Smart Fashions -- Sensibly Priced"

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