The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1967 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 23, 1967
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Blyllievllle (Ark.) Courier News — Saturday, December 23, 1967- Pag* Tbrm 'Bonnie and Clyde' May Take 'Oscar' for a 'Ride' BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Nominations for this year's Academy Awards race are almost completed, and it shapes up as the- most undistinguished contest within memory. Local observers fail to recall a more lackluster field of candidates. Nowhere in sight are there films of the topmost cali- bre of a "Ben-Hur," "Tom Jones," "West Side Story" or "My Fair Lady." Lacking are performances that have been universally ac- for dark horses. Certainly it'? not a good year for those poor souls forced by the exigencies of claimed, such as Lee Marvin in: their .profession to predict Oscar : Cat Ballou" or Patricia Neal! winners. vor among academy voters, and [picture are "Guess Who's Com-| Spencer Tracy seems likely to; House"; Lee Mrvin, "The Dirty "In Cold Blood" is having an impact. "Cool Hand Luke" and Wait Until Dark" well received. were also in "Hud." The major contenders appear to be films heavily weighted ,vith violence and sex, not the Crime films dominate the con- j "The Graduate" appears to test for best picture. "Bonnie and Clyde" may well be the favorite, judging from Eastern re- have the best chance among the noncrime films. "Dr. Dolittle," "Camelot," and possibly "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and the "Tho Uannmct Millinnsiro" ing to Dinner," "Taming of the | be awarded a posthumous nomi- Sfirew," "To Sir with Love," | nation on the basis of 'Guess "Two from For the the Road," "Far j Who's Coming to Dinner." Oth- Madding Crowd," er probables are Paul Newman "The Dirty Dozen" and "The for "Cool Hand Luke" and War- Family Way." ren Beatty For "Bonnie and early favorite because of "In sort of thing academy voters! views hailing it as the greatest are proud to endorse. Some big! thing since "Birth of a Nation."'. "The Happiest Millionaire 1 musicals are up for considera-1 It isn't that great, although it is I may gel mentioned, but none \ the Heat of the Night." Sidney tion, but many reviewers foundjan adventurous piece of film Biem empty and artless. ] making. "In the Heat of the It appears to be a good year Night" has attracted much fa- The males provide the strong- j Clvde - Newcomber Dustin est race among the 1967 per-1 Hoffman has a good chance for formances. Rod Steiger was anl'°"> "Taming of the Shrew"; . ... - .,_ "Thn n^nrttlntn " NEWS BRIEFS ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) employes lay on the floor, at his demand, and lending officer John Tornnessen emptied the cash into a duffel bag. Later, a grenade pin was found on the floor of the bank and polica said the weapon probably was a dud. was a total triumph. "Dr. Dolit-1 Poitier may well be a contender again for tiiat film or 'To Sir best! With Love." tie" came the closest. Other possibilities for Other possibles: Richard Bur- Dozen"; Rex Harrison, "Dr. Dolittle"; George C. Scott, "The Film Flam Man." The female star performances that seem to have the best chance are: Faye Dunaway, "Bonnie and Clyde"; Vanessa Redgrave, "Camelot"; Dame Edith Evans, "The Whisperers"; Audrey Hepburn, Until Dark"; Katharine 'Wait Hep- Bob Blake, "In Cold Blood,"; (burn, "Guess Who's Coming to Richard Harris, "Camelot"; j Dinner"; Julie Andrews "Thor- Dirk Bogarde, "Our Mother's! oughly Modern Millie"; Rosa Taylor, "Taming of The Shrew"; Julie Christie, "Far From the Madding Crowd." Mike Nichols is certain to be a directorial nominee for the second straight year because f "The Graduate" - his "Virginia Woolf lost out to Fred Zinneman's "A Man For All Seasons" last year. Arthur Penn will be a solid contender for "Bonnie and Clyde," as will Norman Jewison for "In tha Heat of the Night" and Richard Brooks for "In Cold Blood." MINERA I, S SPRINGS 5 " N.C , . - This item for sale appeared | (Ap) __ The Minera i Springs 1 in the Holloman Air Force Base | p arent .Teacher Association will post bulletin: Stereo record ij Santa and pay $2]0 50 in ! player, used only on Sundays by isa , supplements for the a little old lady to listen to| town>s 12 elementary Sc hool by" 1 " 5 - teachers and principal next ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Ed- year. The 150-member PTA volun- ward Pierce Gay's lumpy socks |t ee red to foot the bill after Un-j got him into trouble. Detectives i i on County voters rejected ai said they found lottery sheets j county wide referendum propos- stuffed in his socks under heavy | j n g a tax increase to finance ronstruction boots he was wearing. Gay was charged with violating lottery laws. teacher salary supplements. "It's the first time I've seen this happen.. .where the parents raise the money them- HONOLULU (AP) — Capt. I selves," said Harold Funder- Eugene S. Swanson plucked burk, an assistant county school two-gallon cans from the ocean fronting his home. They were painted red and yellow, and carried these instructions: "please post...mail inside." Appparently the containers had been "mailed" by crewmen aboard the SS Mobil Meridian BS it was passing about 250 miles off Honolulu. The return address on the cans indicated that the ship's home port i Beaumont, Tex. . The letters were airmailed to their respective addresses. superintendent. "I hope other PTAs catch on." Willie Starnes, president of the Mineral Springs PTA, said the association will provide annual supplements of 5150 for the 12 teachers and $250 for the principal. PTA members also are remembering the 12 teachers this Christmas with $50 checks. DOVER, Del (AP) - The Delaware legislature has approved a bill to pay a $300 bonus to Delowareans who serve in the military during Vietnam. the war in SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Wielding a hand grenade, a ban- 'Longies' Distributed ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Officials of the Masonic Temple in Roswell have distributed 30 pairs of long underwear at $10 each this year to fulfill a stipulation in the will of a former Roswell resident. ~Gus Winter died nine years ago and left $105,000, part of it in trust with the stipulation that each Christmas some of the money be used dit robbed a Bank of America! to buy long underwear for cold branch of $23,800 in cash. All 16 land needy old men. We're wishing you aid je* family aS ihe happiness of the holiday. We've enjoyed being able to jene MARTIN'S To all our friends and neighbors, sincere best wishes for the holiday season. May JOT Christmas be bright with good cheer, warm with the affection Id those yon loye, and merry with the sound of laughter. Farmers Bank & Trust Co. "OLDEST BANK IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY" BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS

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