The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 18, 1950
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TUESDAY, APRIT, 18, 1950 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HAL iOYLE'S COLUMN Radio Comedy Writer Burns Bright Candle at Age of 40 NEW YORK OT—Many » youthful genius secrefaly fears that time will snuff him out like n candle at Ihe age or 40. No such self-doubt bothers Cy Howard, who at 34 is burning with a bright blue flame In the world of radio. "I'll live to be 99 at least," he Jtus, when friends warn he will Wi|ir himself out early. Howard's fort« is comedy. He originated two of CBS network's top shows, "My prlcnd Irma" and "Life With Louigl." CBS thinks so highly of him as an idea man that it pays him more in straight salary than it docs board chairman, William S. Paley. In fact. Howard Is reported to be the most highly paid individual in the field except for performers, such as Jack Benny and Bob Hope. "I suppose that's true." he said. "I make over «2oO,OW a year out of radio." "My Frli-nd Iraa" There also are . other trifling trifling sources such as a series of six movies being made around "My Friend Irma." some Luigi pictures coming up. and a third radio program he's working up. , But the cash value of his brainpower, while it pleases him, isn't tlie facet of his career that Howard says interests him most. "Money? It's not important." he said in a brief hotel room Interview during which lie sipped his breakfast coffee before sashing out for lunch. "If you want to worry about money, you should go gold hunting In Alaska and stay there until you make a strike. "But in a creative field, financial success can't be your chief ahn.' : Bffgan As Actor Howard, a tall, slender man who Vj^^n as an actor before becoming ^^oduccr-writer, still likes to put oi» a good show himself. He is cockiiy cheerful and has no false modesty. "My kind doesn't ever die or get an ulcer," he said. "That happes to the quiet kind. Tin: a bachelor . . .no' wife to drive me crazy. Frustration is what kills you. And I'm not flustrated. I say what I think. I'll live to be 99 at least.- I keep in shape by playing tennis. Did you ever see anybody who looks healthier than me?" Without waiting for an answer Howard jumped up In his bathrobe and slippers, looked at himself in a mirror, then sat down agaln-rsut- Isficd. "I won't drop off or burn out at 40," he said confidently. "Only living In New York could drive me crazy." Howard lives quietly in a west coast penthouse "with an Airedale named Clyde," and he takes a European vacation every summer. Originally he wrote, directed and produced both his radio shows himself. Now he has a staff of nine. Howardlsm for Success Here are a few frank and honest Howardisms on how to be a success: "You know how to bo a great director? Have a great cast. "How to be a g-eat writer? Have other great writers with you. And write what you think. If you're an honest writer nnd catch people's ancy. they'll make you great, 'There is no one man who makes a radio show. It Is a part of many )eople. "The smartest thing I ever did vas not to write, but to surround myself with smart people. This vay you can live forever!" Man Sentenced For SSoyinq of Boyhood Friend CARROLLTON, Mo., April 18. (AP)—Billy Hill, 22, yesterday received a six-year sentence for the slaying of Ills boyhood friend whose buck-shot riddled body was found U a well near Kingston, Mo. Hill had been charged with first degree murder in the slaying of Maurice Gene Gregory. 22, of Kingston. After many continuances of the case, the state reduced the charge to manslaughter and toda> Hill pleaded guilty. At the same time Circuit Judge James S. Rooney dismissed a charge of aiding and abetting in the slaying against Hill's younger brother, James Hill, 21. Gregory's body was found Dot. 2, 1948. In addition to being shot, he apparently had been beaten with a shotgun, broken parts of which were found near the well. Missing was a, $1,525 check, which Gregory had received for the sale of a truck. PAGE THREK LITTLEST PICKET-Pounding (he sidewalk with his d.nd, Joe, is 17-monlh-old Jay Haymaker. The elder Haymaker is a San Fratscisco^bus driver, .on strike against his company. Little Jay insisted on having the same size placard as the "other men," and wound up with one somewhat larger than his dad's. U.S. May Halt Jap Dollar Aid TOKYO. April 18. (/!>)—American dollar aid to japan might be eliminated in ;,,ra or three years. This was reported yesterday bj Maj. Gen. .Edward M. Almond at the opening of a week-long trade conference of American experts from Washington and U. S. dopli- matfc missions in 12 non-Communist Asian capitals. Almond, General MacArthur't chief of staff, made •. welcoming address which told of economic developments in Japan. He said U. S aid to Japan will drc|i, to an csti mated $250.000.000, next year, half of what it has been. LUXORA NEWS By Mrs. G. C. Driver Mr. mid Mrs. Marvin S, Wilson and daughter of Bobo, Mi-ss., .spent he Easter weekend here ns the guests of Mr. Wilson's grandmother, Mrs. Allle Spann. Miss Christine Calvert, who at- ends the University of Arkansas, ipciil two days here last week as the guest of Misses Gretchen Bavnes md Etrnnalec Kennamer. Misses James and Keimamer then spent, the weekend with Miss Calbert al :ier home In Marked Tree. Luxorinns attending Hie New York-Memphis baseball game in Memphis Sunday Included Mr. and Mrs. G. A. George, Mr. and Mr_=. C. P. Crawford, Tye Adams, Rny Olive and w. C. Meadows. Mr. and Mrs. If. C. Davidson and 'amily of Greenville. were, the weekend guests of Mrs, Davidson's mother. Mrs. R, J. Gillespie. Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Eberdt nnd daughter of Memphis are visiting Mis. Ebcrdt's mother, Mrs. Joe Hires, for several weeks. Mrs. Raymond Pate spent lii Easter weekend with her husband in Booncvillc. Mrs. Clarence Crawford was hostess to her Wednesday afternoon bridge at her country home with a dessert bridge on that day. Guests for the afternoon were Mrs. Leonard Ellis-jii, Mrs. Lester Stevens and Mrs. Elmer Hall. High score in the games were won by Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Ellison. The Business Women's Circle of the First Baptist Church held its monthly business meeting at the church Tuesday night. Mrs. A. B. Hill, chairman presided over the meeting. Mrs. J. S. Olive was In charge of Uic Royal Service Program entitled "Am_l my Brother's Keeper?" Mrs. Harry McRae is leaving Saturday for St. Louis to visit her daughter Mrs. Katie Clifton and family. Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Ingram announce the birth of a son Richard Carl born Saturday April 1 at Walts' Hospital-in Blytheville. The haby weighed five and one-half pounds. Mrs. Lillic Barker Is his maternal grandmother ami Mrs. Sam Ingram is the paternal grandmother. • Cadet Edward Stanford attending Kentucky Military Institute now in winter quarters in Florida left Tuesday after spending a ten day spring holiday here with his par- ents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stanford. MUs Evelyn Hill who attends Blue Mountain College, Miss., was an early arrival home last week for the spring holidays, which she spent with her parents, the Rev. anil Mrs. A. B. Hill. Other Luxora students attending out-of-town schools wlio visited Ilieir parents and relatives over the Easter holidays included. Misses Betty Milflln and Wilma Layno from Conway. Miss Wade McHenry from Memphis, Jimmlc Driver from Jonesboro. Miss Dorothy Rozelle from Columbus, Miss., James L. Edwards and Herbert Lucas from Jonr-sboro and Wade Armes from Memphis. Tlie Luxora Parent Teachers Association held Its monthly meeting in (he school cafeteria last Wednesday afternoon, with 49 members and guests present. Athletic Director Tye Adams was In charge of the program, entitled "Children Need to Play." Principal speaker on the program was the Rev. H. L. Uobison. The president's message was given by Mrs. W. C. Meadows. In the grade counts, Ihn fifth and ninth grades had the most parents present. Hosts for the meeting were Ihe first grade mothers. The Wesleyan Service Guild met last Tuesday afternoon at tire home of Mrs. Hay Whitmore with M members present. Mrs. Tom Callu; and Mrs. E. E. Lucas were In churge of the program, which was followed by a busines meeting and a social meeting. Mrs. Sue M. Brown, who • has s|)ent the past four montlis In Florida, returned home Saturday. She was accompanied, by her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Gowen ,and family of Memphis, wlio were guests over the weekend. Mr. nnd Mrs. w. D. Terry of Smnckover were Luxora visitors for several days last week in the homes of Mrs. J. I. Mlfflin and Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Wood. 'Instructor' How To Catch Robber DETROIT. April 18. W-Rookle policeman Jerry Tankersley learns fast, Sgl. Norman Werner of the Detroit force has decided. Werner, a nine-year cop, was Truman Names Judge WASHINGTON. April 18. (/P)— William Robert Wallace was nominated yesterday by President Truman to be U. S. District Judge for (he northern, eastern and western The State Financial Responsibility LAW Is Very Strict! IJefore you have an accident, call 33G1 for automobile Insurance protection. For small premium, we include $10,000 Personal Liability. W. M. BURNS Insurance Agency districts of Oklahon- He was named lo Ihe "roving" judgeshlp to succeed the late Judge Bower Jiroadrius. showing young Tankersley how tV patrol a mldtown precinct where they saw four men lifting & safe into a car. One fired at the officer! and all four fled. Werner took out after one man- but lost him. Tankersley ran after another and came back with him in tow. "Is that the way to do itT" asked his red-faced superior. h. 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