The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 15, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 15, 1951
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Movie Director - Eased for Adults Mature, Not Lurid, Shows Advocated by 'Oscar' Winner HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN PAGE FIVE Flickers Celebrate 50th Birthday; All Changed Except Flavor of Corn IJy HOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 15. U 1 !—Last week a host of film figures invaded the nation In an effort to re-sell the movte industry to the U, S. Today director William Wyler offered another plan to win back theater patronage: Ease the censorship code. Wyler is one of the screen's foremost creators, having directed such films as "Wuthering Heights," "The Little Foxes," "Best Years of Our Lives" and "Mrs. Miniver." For the later two films, he won Academy Awards. f?is direction also brought oscars to Greer Garscm, Hcite Davis, Frederic March, Olivia De- Havilland, Walter Brennan, Harold Rus50ll, Fay Biunter a tic! Teresa Wright. Kills Go Anyway "It's time we stopped making all By IIA I, NEW YOHK. d are 50 years old. Celebrating its golden redding to the; American public, the movie industry prefers to point with pride to its imst lather than view it£ future with alarm. And it has a lot to he proud about. In half a century of j;ood clean living (let's forget the lapses of its gods) everything about ihe film \ bu.sinos.s lufc changed except, the flavor of the corn — popcorn, I mean- Perhaps no other entertainment medium in hbtory ever touched its timbre more Quickly or deeply, for both good and b;'<i. Its critics said for yc-Lirs the movies were ruining the nicrals of the nation by holding up a false and shallow sense of va 1 ues. I icv,' ever, ii i U5 y ea rs of imn-U'-^ouu', 1 personally have never met anyone whose life had been uTecked by a bad movie. The worst ! effect I huve ever seen a film pro- oiir pictures so they can be seen | duce is an occasional attack of in- by children," he remarked, 'The digmmt indigestion. kids go to tlte movies anyway. The people over 30 are the ones we have to get back into the theaters HOYLE lent is the rarest commodity on this J i — The flickers] earth. There are only a few hundred movies produced each year, but there are about 10.00D new books printed. If you find 15 pictures a year that lighten your heart, or make you think, isn't that enough? Can you find 15 new books a year that will do it? Despite radio and television, the film industry can look forward to at least another 50 golden years, no matter what they throw on. the screen. The reason: a movie house is still the best place for the young folks to go to get away from the old folks—anct hold hands in the dark. The ore Fun, Less Money' movies have survived and and we can do that only by making mora i adult films. These mature ^people have been stung too many C times by immature and childish pictures." Let it be said, by the way, that there are many others who feel that with the nation's morality in its present state, the movies should be leaders in keeping up what bars there are, not in tearing them uown. Wyler added that he didn't advocate lurid or .sensational films. "But I think the hard-and-fast aplica- tion of rigid rules should be eliminated," he said. "There should be a liberalizing of the code so that adult subjects can be treated, as long as they are done in good taste. Parents Should Ceiisor "Naturally, the children have to be protected. But that should be done by the parents, not the film industry. The welfare of my children Is important to me—more important than thB movie business. There are pictures which I think are too mature for them to see, and I do nob allow them to see such pictures. But I also do not want to deprive adults of the right to see those films." The director emphasized that tribute is important in the hadling of ^ensorable material. He illustrated with. "A Place in the Sun," which concerns a child conceived out oi wedlock. There were things in the script which the censors said could not be passed," he said. "But George Stevens took a chance and shot them anyway. When the final picture came up for the review, the censors said it was all right." Two Suggestions Made Wyler himself faced a, censorship problem with his forthcoming, "Detective Story." A prime point in the play concerned a doctor who performed illegal operations. This subject is forbidden under the industry's self-enforced censorship code. But by altering the plot slightly and using good taste, Wyler was able to get the point over without damage to the story. The film maker offered two other suggestions for -rc-buikUng film patronage: ^'1. Making stars out of directors 'nd writers. "I think the producers have made a mistake in placing all the emphasis on actors in the billing of pictures," he commented. "Why couldn't directors and writers be publicized also, so the discriminating movie goer could better know what to expect when he goes to the movies. "This is done in Europe. The pictures of Cnrol Reed in England. De Sica in Italy and DuVivier and Rene Clair in France have n ready market, bemuse patrons reco?ni?.c those names and know they can expect a certain kind of picture. "But in America there arc only two names of directors which mean imythirjg to the b::>x office—Cecil B DeMule and Alfred Hitchcock." '2. Longer playing time for pictures. "I think the theaters play out pictures trjo fast," Wyler remarked. I thrived because, by and targe, they Five Newsmen In Court Tocla Enraged Bull Kills Farmer And His Wife Louisinnnns Answer Defamation Charges Following Crusade LAKE CHARLES. La., Oct. 15. (/Pi—Five L:ikc Charles ntwsruuior- men indicted on charges of defamation of character get llu'ir first chance to answer the accusations in a courtroom tociay, The newspapermen, accu.-cd of defaming 16 public officials ami three gatnblcr-nisht club operator:, during im anti-iinmblins crusiuie. are set to appear in District Court for arraignment nt 10 a.m. (CSTi. The will make their plea. 1 ; hctcic Jud^c J. Hernard Cocke, District Judge from New Oilcans especially appointed by the Louisiana Su- prerjic Court to sit as a visiting jurist. The indicted nc\vstnen, ;\11 with this southwest- Louisftim city's only daily newspaper, The American Press, are Publisher Thomas Shearman; his son. William Hugh Shearman, co-publisher; Managing Edi- Windsor and Detroit Welcome Touring Princess and Prince WINDSOR, Or.t,. Oct. 15. OP} —| This Canadian "Detroit," its own milling throngs swelled by thou- ds from the United States across the river, welcomed Britain's Prin- ci\s5 Elizabeth and Prince Philip today. Here and there (he Stars and -Stripes fluttered ninid the Union Jacks in fair and mild weather. The skyscrapers of Detroit stood out in bold relicC across the international boundary that is the Detroit River, There were 2,500 on hand at 12:37 .a.m. as the royal train rolled onto a siding at the Ford Motor Company of Canada, whose plants wilt be among those toured by the royal pair. The stay-upers, however, didn't 'jet a glnnce at the Princess and her husband. Fatigued by one triumphant, crowd-jammed stop after another across the rfommir/n, they had retired cm hour and a half earlier. They came here from Niagara raits where 50.000 persons watched cuts challenges to press freedom. Gambling, wide open in this tutor Kenneth Dixon. City Editor jciustrial clfy of 50.000"for mnrTthan James Norlton and Curler George, a police and court hou.=e reporter. A grand jury indicted them Aug. decade, was the cent 1 " li-oversy that split the into two camps. con- it ion them watch the International Falls ind where they went to church Sunday. > First on today's schedule was 0:-15 a.m. civic reception on ihc waterfront, a review of a Guard of Honor. Incident ally, across the river, Canadian war veterans of Detroit planned nn unofficial 21-gun salute despite State Department advice that protocol calls for delaying a United Slates salute until Elizabeth and Philip reach Washington when they turn south from Canada. Some fifty persons. Including Michigan and Detroit civic and industrial leaders will be presented to the royal couple amid high .siat* ceremonies. Michigan's Governor G. Meniieti Williams and Detroit's Mayor Albert E. Cobo head the list of government officials to be presented. Enronte to Windsor, the royal train fell behind schedule while making stops at Checking Canadian towns that turned out en mass. Military reviews and greetings by school children highlighted most stops. Two-Year Old Dies in Fire At Dyersburg DYEKSBURG, Term., Oct. 15. two-year old boy perished in —A flaming home here when he followed his mother into the stnpke- rillcd living room. She was trying to save a few personal effects. The body of Eddie Gene Redden was found dead behind the charred sofa by Fire Chief Otis Pruitt. who braved the flames after police dragged the hysterical mother to safety Mrs, Willlaui Redden had carried Eddie and his 1-year-old brother Jimmy, outside the Saturday when the fire started. She didn't know Eddie was close behind her when she went back- Cakes of salt have been used aj mcney in Abyssinia. Africa, and Ti bet, according to the Encyclopedia Eritannlca, September 34, JW1. In CJIUM Mo, 1765 wherein D. P. Taylor, Trust**, et al. were plaintiffs and C. A. Turner et al. were defendants, will offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder upon a credit of three months at the South rionr of toe Courthouse In Blytheville. Arkansas, on the 7th day of November. 1951, between the hours of 9-00 o'clock in the morning »nd 3:00 o'clock In the afternoon, th« following described lands; All of Lot Number Twelve OJ) In Block Five <5) at the David Arros Subdivision to the City of BIythevllle. Arkansas, as shorn by recorded plat of said Subdivision. The purchaser, if other than plaintiff, will be required to execute note or bond wuh ?cod and approved surety on the dale nf the sale. Given under my hand and seal on this L5th day of October, 1951. Harvey Morris. Clerk and Commissioner 10J15-22-M Temperatures often rise to 150 de grcs in the African desert. DURANGO, la., Oct. 15 .(>P>—A ".' NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned as Commissioner In Chancery, pursuant to the Decretal Order of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, rendered on COUGHS DUE TO COLDS Best-known horns nmtdy to use Is ...' more people more fun for less money than anything the human race had stumbled on bcfore- Somfrtiraes I leel sorry for the as today who knows the movies only as a fairly full-blcwn art. Most middle-aged people had a lot of pleasure growing up with the industry, They still get a chuckle recalling the old days of the silent film, when William S. Hart flickered across the screen in a mad gallop to head the rustlers off at Eagle Gulch., as the lady piano player down front chewed her gum frantically and pounded wildly on her out-of-tune keys. ' Who was William S. Hart, a youngster asks? Why, pardner, he wa.s just the greatest western star that ever WFIS. He could take Hopa- long Cassidy in one hand and Roy Rogers in the other and—well, there was nothing old Bill Hart couldn't do. The deadliest man who ever fanned a gun, he was. 'Remove Ha(s* Remember the old colored slide they used to flash on at the start of the program? It showed a big fat woman wearing- a top piece like a tent, and it said: "Will the ladies kindly remove their hats?" Half America was crazy in love with Mary Pickford, and even the other half—the women—had to admit there was nobody ever prettier. And Charlie Chaplin, the gay- footed, sad-laced little tramp — he was just the funniest thin? ever. He still is, except that now they've decided he's a great artist, too. The money flowed m a golden tide. It made millionaires out of a few* bums, and some went on acting like bums- Hollywood became a world symbol tor scre\vbaU living, where an ybod y making less tha n $5,000 a week was a pauper. Intellectuals Rnnl But for all the tirades against it, Hollywood cliii .something tremendous. It made pictures that took life-starvert people out of their own monotony into a world of wonderful make-believe. And that is why the industry grew—it gave something back for the money it took in at the boxoffice. The intellectuals rant against Hollywood because it doesn't make more "good pictures." But high tal- bull, enraged when his farmer owner started driving cows to the barn for milking, killed both the farmer and his wife yesterday. Dead were Mike Magerus, 66, and his wife, Anna, 62, who lis r ed on a [farm near this eastern low a hamlet of about 50 persons. They were trampled and gored by the bull. The bull was shot and killed by three Durango men—Henry Butlett, Herman Tappe and William Haber- kom. Butlett operates a butcher shop and grocery store in Durango. He said it took 38 shots from .22 caliber rifles to kill the bull. Sheriff Lreo J. Martin said Magerus went to get the cows, and when he did not return his wife went after him. Their bodies were found by a son, Elroy, 23, who also went to the pasture when his mother failed to come back to the house. rict attorney, one of his assistants. and sheriff and the parish police jury, the coumy governing body. The maximum penalty for each count is a fine of $3,000 and om- ye.1r imprisonment. The indictments set off a chain reaction of national protest from dozens of newspapers, church and civic groups and a number of national political figures. The voices of protest called the indictment an attempt to muzzle the press. The Inter-Amercian Presi Association meeting at Montevideo, Uruguay, said the indictment formed one of the year's most sen- FBI Reports Crime Increase WASHINGTON. Oct. 15. (IP) The number of crimes committed rose 5.1 per cent in American cities and 4 per cent in the rural areas in first halt 19.51 as compared with the lame period in 1950, the FBI reported yesterday. The report also showed that arrests of minor girls for "offenses against common decency" (prostitution, commercialized vice, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, etc.) rose 12.6 per cent and that "more persons 23 years of a[;e were arrested during the first half of 1951 than any other age group." t "Murders, robberies, aggravated assaults, and'burglaries declined in both the urban and rural areas during the first half of 1951 as compared to 1950," the report said. N E W Air Conditioned By Refrigeration' "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Mafinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Playgrounds for the Kiddies Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Last Times Tonile First Run in Blythevillc LOWER COST-LESS WORK! INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER _J.>... 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