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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1951 SenateOpensDrive For Adjournment WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. <AP) — Leaders opened a Scnnte drive for early adjournment today by asking spfcdy approval of three involving the 'spending of more than $65,000,000,000. Democratic Leader McKariand fit Arizona outlined this umbilicus program for his colleagues: 1. A compromise $56.037,808.030 defense money bill supplying operating funds for the Army, Navy, A!r Force and Marines. 2. A compromise foreign-n.d measure authorizing n $1.483,400,000 program of economic and military assistance abroad. 3. A new $1,751,190.781 catch-all money bill carrying funds for more than a score of government ngencles, including those handling economic controls and civil defense. Originally there had been talk that Conpress could wind up the session this weekend, but McFarlanri is now hoping for adjournment Oct. 20. Even that date ftppenred op- timlsiJc. All Arc on "Musi"' List All three of the pending Senate bills are on MeFarta net's "must" list. Senate Approval, which seemed certain, would sent! two of them to the President's desk. The House, generally further along wl'.h lUs work, (timed today to a bill already passed by the Son- ate to cut down on the inaximi size and weight of parcel post packages. The only point in the foreign aid bill which the Senate has not nl- rendy approved is the deletion by the house of a provision giving (he new administrator of forclRn aid place on the board of directors of the export-Import bank board. Chairman Mnybauk (D-SC) of the Senate Banking Committee objected to this provision when the bill went through the Senate. He forecast Scnnte acceptance of the House decision. Separate Bill TJrnfUd Funds for actual operation of The foreign aid program must be provided In a fioparate money bill, still being drafted by a House appropriations subcommittee. The huge defense Epcnding bill, largest of this session and biggest, military money measure in peace" time history, contains mnre than 20 billion dollars for the Air Force, slightly less than that for the Army and nearly 16 billions for (he Nrwy and Marine Corps. A special fund of $1,000.000.000 ts earmarked for expansion of air power, two thirds of it for the Atr Force and one third for the Navy and Marine air arms. J.S. Fighters on 24-Hour Alert for fnemy Attack Oft Notion, Finletter Says WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. <'V> — Fighter plane* at undisclosed bases throughout the country are ready 24 hours a day to mrct an enemy attack, according to Secretary of the Atr Finletter. He niFidc this statement during recent testimony before the House military appropriations subcommittee. Tiie testimony, In support of a $5.864,000,000 global military construction program, was made public yesterday. The interceptor- fighters are kept ready to go, warmed up. and nach Held has a readiness build- Ing In which men stay when they have the alert watch. Fin.ettcr said. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Col. Frothing Says A-Bomb Is Like a Shotgun; It's Sometimes Good for Flies Rough Weather Hits U.S.; 10 Die Heavy Raint Flood New York, Disrupt Power Services Parotroop Dies In Jump from Memphis Bridge MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 8. W)—A joung paratrooper plummeted 115 feet to denth here when he jumped off a Mississippi River bridge be- catise of a "dare" from his t\vo companions. Inspector u. T. Bartholomew identified him BS Pfc. Norman Sel- cienzahl of Baltimore, Md., stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., with the llth Airborne Division. Tho body was not recovered. His two paratrooper buddies tnlrt police Hfidenzahl vaulted Hie bridge rail after they had Jokingly chM lenjed him to make the Jump. They said he v,Tenched away when they tried to hold him. STATUESQUE Perched on the statue of an old beauty Is young beauty, Isabella Valdcttaro, 19, of Rome, who wmi the title "Miss Italy of 1951," Isabella will compete for the "Miss Europe" crown. Luck Holds for Mule, Not-So-Sure Footed SALZBURG. Austria, (/I'j— Tn Austria's '" Alpine fortress" AnicrJcnn and French trnops recently Joint maneuvers, using mules held method of transportation Us the rugged moimtivtns of the Tyrol. One mule became a hero of the U. s. Army. Attached to "K" company of the 350th hUniUry regiment, "Charlie" slipped and lei 500 feet over the ec3ee of a rlripe. A small party of Americans nnd Flench mncic the hazardous descent to Rive "Chnrlic" a decent burial They found the homely Jackass uninjured. complacently munching grass with an expression that .seemed to sny; "Well/ whnl kept you?" By The Associated Press Ten persons were killed Sunday as rough weather skimmed the country from UIP Mississippi Valley to the Norlh Atlantic stntes nnd eastern seaboard. In the northeast, Jjffjh Vmnrtcrstorms and driving rain alsort hnvoc. Toppled tclnphnnr )ti]ps nnd power lines cut oft clec- .ric and Iclephono service to thousand K, particularly n round New York City ami Nc\v Jersey. In New York, heavy rains poured water Ino subway lubes, inn service on several lines In Brooklyn and filing one tunnel with three feet of water. Craft Threatened Wind-churned spas threatened craft on the GrriU Lakes nnd on* the Atlantic coast. Storm Wfi'rninRK went up on all the Great Lakes ex- •ent 'the Ontario. Off the 1 eastern coast, the Const Guard received numerous distress calls from small craft- Seven of the ten deaths attributed to weather conditions occurred on highways. A bus skidded off a slippery road nl Gainesville, Va., killing five and Injuring at least 15. Two servicemen were killed in Philadelphia AS their car skidded on rain-swept highway. A plane crush In which three Air Force men were killed was believed lo have occurred about midnight Saturday near Fort Knos, Ky., during a thunderstorm, Washington rower Kails The Washington, D. C. area had a partiaj blackout as liRhtnlng hit NEW YORK OP>— Will the Allies I employ atom bombs to shorten the war in Korea?" What is behind Joe Stalin's announcement that Ihe Russians have exploded a lest atom bomb but they don't plan to use it against the United Stales? To get the ant.wer to these timely questions I went to call on my old friend, Col. Amos I-Yothinf?, U. S. A. (retired). The tolonel is a frosty old cavalry offirer—com- pletefy imaginary—who says he quit the Army in 1909 because the administration of President William Howard Taft was so peaceful it made htm nervous, As usual I found the old boy poring over antique war maps in his study with a glass of bourbon in his hand, "Gad," he said, shuddering, "that General Grant was a slipshod character. With three more horses—and my advice—Bob Lee could have chased him from Appomattox clear through Abe Lincoln's bedroom in the White House." Someone Made a MLMii|te Sometimes It is hard to dig Col frothing out of past battles. He doesn't hold Napoleon's errors aRJilnst him, but he feels that \vho- winds, l pver p romo terf Bonaparte from cor- jporal to sergeant made a big historical mistake. "I see you hai-e a problem, junior, 1 ' he greeted me. as l tossed hiir a sn/ippy Boy Scout salute. "Sir," I said. "You will r«cal' I interviewed you two years ago and you said then that the a ton bomb was an Ideal tactical weapon to use against enemy ground troop: if Russia Invaded Europe." "Indeed I tlo, junior," he replied "Up until then the commentator: had spoken of (lie atom bomb n merely a strategic weapon. Tha wa.s nonsense. Any strategic weapon can b e employed tactically—a n transformers, disrupting powc service. New York City look a heavy dons Itig as more than two Inches of ra fell within a 12 hour period la Sunday and early Monday. The storm area shifted eastwar Monday from the Great Lakes re Klon and skies cleared in the mid west area. East of Chicago to Nr England winds remained stron; The eastern seaboard had shower and thundershowcrs Monday v.1t the rain belt extending south t the Carohnas. Elsewhere in the nation, f; weather prevailed. GO TO A MOVIE THEATRE TODAY Touring Fleet Navy Day is celebrated on the 27th r.j of October, \vhich is the birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt, who sent the U. S. fleet on a triumphal tour in 1908. and generally is credited with making the Navy a lormldnMc line of defense. HEADACHE RELIEF always iuy St. Joseph ASPIRIN WORLD'S LARGEST SEILEB AT to* Wednesday, October 10, in observance of the Religious Holiday BEE HIVE STORE BLACK & WHITE STORE FEINBERG'S GRADER'S HESS'S JIEDEL'S LANSKY'S NEW YORK STORE ZELLNER'S a wonderful RADIO with the sensational COBRA-MATIC record-changer a stunning CARLETON [RADIO-PHONOGRAPH ONLY YES... cvctyont's acclaiming the smut, new Oarlcton? Has Zenith's famous Long-Distance* AM reception •. . . big DialSpeaker design . . . and lough, natural- grained Pyroxylin covering. And the only variable* speed record changer... the Cobra-Malic... plays any speed now made or yet to come. Plays 7, 10 or 12-inch itecorde.Choiceo/Mahogany or BlondeColor Pyroxylin, HALSELL & WHITE ould be !( necessary. Shotgun and Horsefly "Only a siraliflcd military brain inks otherwise. There are occa- ons when il might be wise to use shotgun to kill a horsefly." I asked the colonel what about le situation iti Korea. "We are In a stalemate there e said, "and T see no end to that alematc as !onn as we depend pon ordinary airpower and mass nfantry and armored attacks. We ave to pull a bigger trigger." "finch as. sir?" "Well, junior, I believe we could 5 it either with gas or with atom ombs. Nfany people regard tnesi "enpons BS immoral. But 1C you cllcvo in'what you are fighting for lere is no immorality greater than cfeat," "If we have as many atom bombs s the statesmen hint, sir." I said. We ought to be able to pitch them round In Korea like baseballs. Why laven't we?" Military Is Cautious "One reason is that [he military uind is even more cautious than he civilian mind." explained the olonel. "I myself believe that if start throwing atom bombs in Korea we'll Quickly whip the Chl- tcse. But that atom bomb is our ace- n-the-hole. If we do toss 'em nnd he Chinese don't quit,—well; jun- or. we're fiomg to have some mighty surprised faces. And our European friends are going to won- ler just how much help and pro- ection we really can give them. "It's a gamble. But so is every- ihing in war and politics and peace, "What if we use atom bombs in Korea, and Russia gives the Chinese a few.atom bombs to throw at oin- troops there, sir?" 1 asked. "That would automatically start the third world war." snid Col Frothing sternly. "And I don't think Joe Stalin is that big a 'ool. He's bluffing." Man Bites Chihuahua After 'Choppo' Flees Shelter, Bites first LOS ANGELES, Oct. S. <AP)~ Choppo had It coming. Choppo Is a Chihuahua. Choppo bit a man. The man bit Chonpo, It happened when Choppo slipped out the gaU at an animal shelter. A passerby, E. B. Drown, gave chase. Choppo bit Brown on the hand, and wouldn't let go. Brown finally persuaded Choppo to give up his hold by biting Choppo on the nose. N/ MX Hollywood (Continued trom page 81 a "Yep." Bracken In Demand It may or not he in answer to exhibitors' yowls for comedy fare but Eddie Bracken is riding the crest of the wave in Hollywood with three-picture contract at RKO and a iwo-a-year deal at Paramount. And there's talk of starring liim In a musical version of "Kfd flaila- '• had," the old Wayne Morris hit, at Warners, It's all baffling to Eddie, who was Mr. DiscouraRed until he inrtr'l to star for his old friend Preston SUirgcs in "Room Service" at ?he Players. "It was an explosion when the pl-iy opened." Eddie says. "Suddenly everybody wants me. Brother. I never realized that you have to get up at bat in Hollywood. "T thought I had talent and if Hollywood couldn't see it that was too bad. Now 1 know ixaT?r, Yuu have to keep proving your talent." Red faces in the sunset dept: Greer Gnrson nnd Mickey Raoney, top MGM boxoffice stars five years ago, ?ire double-billed in their current films on the first run circuit. • • • Janet Leigh is the next star due for fin RKO billboard strip tease. The ads for "Jet Pilot" will be In the same peek-a-boo league with jane Russell and Shelley Winters. Go lo a Movi* Theatre Today! You may ;<now what your costs are Jut you Know wnat they shouid be? Writ* . . . GEORGE S.MAY COMPANY C>UU»VHM+ cVnOAAUAJUMa It's Mere // ! ff *? 8 9 IZi CW*> • - « 19! THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 1951 Style Guide •• :*>>-• ;" --i ' *'*• • 100 PAGES OF AUTHENTIC COLOR SUGGESTIONS... BIG (18"xl6") CdOR PICTURES TAKEN W REAL LIYED-tN HOMES... • 1001 PAINTING SUGGESTIONS DESIGNED POR THE FURNISHINGS YOU NOW OWN! ONLY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS GIVE THAT : : ;/ "Style Guide Look" >• Inside. - on ceilings, walls and woo p UT-TON f 0 N E COAT FLAT TONE WASHABII HAT WALL PAINT Na tMnnJng «r wnrftrcaoltf r.avijtij. 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General Contract PURCHASE CORP. 106 South Fifth Street-Phone 6803 Blytbeville, Arkanioi The Story Of Movietime, USA GIANT CELEBRATION -OF THE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY, CALLED "MOVIETIME, U. S. A." The entire motion picture nclitslry, including those in production, distribution and xhibition, has joined together o celebrate the opening of the 'irst theatre in the United States to be devoted exclusive- to the showing: of motion pictures. Fifty years ago this month, a man named Thomas L. Taley opened Talley's Electric Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. In the beginning, you know, movie could be viewed by only one person at a time in a sort of peep-show apparatus. Later, when projection machines were first developed, the films were displayed only as novelties and as adjuncts to vaudeville acts. ,But Talley's exclusive one- hour picture show proved an immediate hit and it wasn't long before he opened a second and a third theatre. The new business attracted men all over the country who had the showmanship instinct, and nickelodeons, as they were called, sprang up from coast to coast. In Arkansas, the first movie theatre came into being with the establishment of Jcnnen's Wonderland at 110 Main Street in Little Rock in 1905. During the following year, other theatres and ainlome sprang up throughout the state. Texarkana, Jonesboro, and Fort Smith had early movie houses. Every succeeding year saw the establishment of more and larger movie theatres with greater comforts for patrons, until today we find more than 23,000 indoor and drive in theatres taking part in the MOVIETIME, U. S. A. anniversary. Every week in the year an average of Go million men, women and children see movies at their local theatres. It can be expected that several million more will attend the theatres when they are aware of the greatest continuing lineup of outstanding pictures to come from every sUidio in Hollywood during this film jamboree. Here are some interesting statistics on our industry: On January 1, 1951, there were 19,707 indoor motion picture theatres and 3,323 drive- ins in the United States—a total of 23,120 theatres in all This represents an increase of 13.8Tr over the 1040 Dept of Commerce figures. Total seating capacity foi the indoor theatres was 12,384,150. On the basis of 700 average per drive-in theatre, the ozoners added another 2,300,000 seats. 74 T< of all shown in the feature films 99.617 motion picture theatres in operation in more than 120 countries and territories throughout the world were made in the United States. The films are seen by people who speak in 150 different languages and dialects. (The above figures are taken from a U. S. Dept. of Commerce survey.) Capital investment of the United States film industry is $2,922,600,000. The break- !f down Is as follows : Studios | 141,000,000 Distribution „.. 25,600,000 Theatres ....... 2,740,000,000 Non-theatrical 16,000,00 About 210,000 people are employed in the United States theatrical film industry. This is approximately equivalent to the population of Providence, Rhode Island. The 17,500 people employed in Hollywood in production represent 272 different arts, crafts and trades. Distribution employs about 12,500 and exhibition 180,000. Film industry expenditure : or U. S. advertising is about "66,750,000 annually. In 1950, the U. S. Film Theatres grossed approximately $l,320,000,-^l> 000. Approximately 75c out of avery dollar the American public spends on spectator amusements goes for movies. Since 1942, there has been an overall increase of 1877 in the number of indoor theatres ; and an overall increase of 3224 in the number of drive- ins. There are 5100 more theatres (indoor and drive-in) in operation today than there were in 1942—an increase of better than 22 per cent. From the smallest crossroads store show to the most magnificent metropolitan theatre, in drive-ins and every lye of auditorium, the screens of the nation offer the same standard of entertainment. The print of a musical comedy which delights the audience,-in the theatre here is identical ^ with the print which entertains the vast Radio City flu- sic Hall audience in New York. The farmer in a small town of Indiana or the miner out in Colorado enjoys the same standard of adventure, drama, mystery, and comedy as the Wall Street broker or an oil miilionaire in Texas. The motion picture industry and all its people are proud of the contribution they have made to the entertainment of America's millions and to the American way of life. We now salute our supporters with MOVIETIME U. S. A. It is hoped that you -will careful'v follow the announcements nf the fine pictures of every conceivable type which has bo-n produced solely for your entertainment, and that you will see and enjoy as many of them as possible.—Adv.

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