The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1986 · Page 17
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 17

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 28, 1986
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Fun The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 28,1986 Page 17 Dan Aykroyd's fine financially The Far Side Gossip By ROBIN ADAMS SLOAN King Features Q. Anything to the story that Dan Aykroyd is virtually penniless because his assets have been poorly managed? — C.K. A. Dan's finances are pretty solid these days. He made a mint as costar in the smash hit comedy "Ghostbusters," enjoying a percentage of the movie's huge boxoff ice revenue. Also, Dan's asking price upfront is substantial. Aykroyd's finances are handled by his father, Peter, who quit his job as a Canadian government official (Dan was born in Ottawa, Canada's capital city) to devote his full-time efforts to managing his son's increasingly large fortune. Q. What ever became of Betty Button, the energetic blonde bombshell who roared through so many Hollywood musicals of the late 1940s -P.M. A. Betty is alive, better than ever and hates Hollywood. Let me explain. Button, 63, was a huge star of Tank McNamara Aykroyd Button flicks over a 15-year period ending in 1957. Her most notable success was "The Greatest Show on Earth" directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Betty recently told me she made some $9% million from her movies, but lost it all. After her career flagged, she fought losing battles with drugs and alcohol. Finally, she wound up living in a convent in Providence, R.I., where she's been based for several years. Betty bounced back, went to college for her master's degree (which she just earned) and is now teaching. We'll get all the particulars in her upcoming autobiography, "Just Bett," which Button is writing with the help of a Roman Catholic nun. Q. While rummaging through a memorabilia shop, I came across a lobby card for a 1930s movie titled "The Gamblers," starring Errol Flynn, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis and Basil Rathbone. Since I've never heard of this film, can you please advise me of any plans to show it on TV or the late show? — T.N. A. Don't hold your breath. That movie was announced by Warner Bros, as being among its forthcoming product for the year 1938, but it never came to fruition; hang onto your lobby card, because it's a genuine collector's item! Incidentally, several other projects officially announced for that same year by this studio were Kay Francis and Miriam Hopkins in "The Sisters" (which ultimately starred Bette Davis and Anita Louise); Bette Davis in "Valley of the Giants" (replaced by Claire Trevor); and Paul Muni in "Panama Canal," which was scratched altogether. * * * Got a question? Write to Robin Adams Sloan at King Features Syndicate, Inc., 235 E. 45th St., New York, N.Y. 10017. Crossword By Eugene Sbeffer Another case of too many scientists and not enough hunchbacks. The Family Circus ACROSS 1 Hard fat 5 Party mix 8 New Delhi dress 12 Nick and Nora's dog 13 Supplement 14 Minced oath 15 California herb 17 Peace- lover 18 Rita from Pittsburgh 19 Likenesses 21 Chopped 24 Scrutinize 25 Use the blue pencil 26 Kind of leather 30 River in France 31 Zoo favorites 32 Wrath 33 Chevrotains 35 Pack 36 Assists 37 Secluded valleys 38 Cooking directions 41 Philippine peasant 42 Footless 43 Long Island community 48 Apportion 49 Beach bonus 50 New York canal 51 Equal 52 Table scrap 53 Portico DOWN 1 Woeful 2 Employ 3 Printemps follower 4 Butt 5 Suppose 6 A.k.a. DDE 7 Supporting stalks 8 Family cars 9 Excited 10 Rant 11 Caesar's fatal date 16 Small mass 20 Jupiter's "neighbor" 21 Pate 22 Kovacs' widow Ans. to yesterday's puzzle U D OME. D E MAMO D E 1-28 Avg. solution time: 25 min. 23 Burgundy, for one 24 Installs in office 26 Signed over, as property 27 High flying toy / 28 Word with hand or horse 29 Reporter's concern 31 Skid 34 Hostile invader 35 Ski runs 37 Pikelike fish 38 Sloping roadway 39 Fencer's need 40 Sheep shelter 41 Circus's covering 44 Anvil site? 45 Carney 46 — Bravo 47 New Zealand parrot :t'MTf?YiMG»Toeer \S rat CLINICTHAT -TO APMIT MlMSGLf )/. TREATS, JOCK -ro HAPPY VAULEV. J^ jUNJKie.e. '. THERE'S A LITTLE GrfRU IN 1H£RC vwo <me> Me' For Better or for Worse CRYPTOQUIP KNEE CWD THE ".Every time I call grandma her phone keeps sayin' 'Bzzp-bzzp-bzzp' . . . ." GUGATML KGFLTQKTML DGACMF LB DBTFL:"BQK YCFW VBEG UGUEST CHANDELIER \ EVER SflWi YKBE LWG DGFL FVWBBUF." Yesterday's Cryptoquip: STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY HATED ASTRONOMY. "IT'S OVER MY HEAD." Today's Cryptoquip clue: B equals O © 1986 King Features Syndicate, Inc. IN PROGRAM, The Lockhorns Hagar the Horrible I JUST WASHEP IT- "NO, I CAN'T GUE6S WHO YOU RAN INTO WHILE SHOPPING TODAY." IT'S FUN TO LIE HERE ANP MUBE ON THE /WEANING OF LIFE, I-Z6 ANPM05E. ON THE /MVRIAP Of SOLUTIONS TO THE WORLP5 WOE5, ANP TO COUNT THE CRACK5 IN THE CEILINGr ©1986 United Feature Syndicate,Inc. Peanuts THESE CATALOGS UJITH THEIR MOPELS ARE PEPRESSIN6! EVERYONE IS HANP50ME ANP BEAUTIFUL! LOOK AT THEM IN THEIR NEW5PRIN6 CLOTHES..IT SETS AN IMPOSSIBLE 5TANPARP FOR US KIPS... NONE OF US CAN EVER GROW UP TO LOOK THAT 600P Hi and Lois Wizard of id Beetle Bailey Rex Morgan M.D. 3LTHINK \ ^ I FRIENPS / CARL WIUL 8E CO/VMKI& OVER \ APOUT SEVEN .' WE'RE 6OIN& TO THE THEATER! WOULD YOU LIKE/ TO TOW US'? I'LL CALL CARL ^ AMD SEE \F WE CAN GET TICKET f NO THANK'S, LUCY ,' I'M RATHER TIRED- THIWK I'LL GET TO BED EARLY ./ WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? WELL, I'M GOIMG WANT you GUVS TO HELP ZERO TO TKV TO <5PEWD /MOKE TIME AROUklDTHE PLANT, LUCY—AND, AS YOU KNOW, HARRY WILL BE TAKIN6 SOMETIME OFF'. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TOWIGHT"? Born Loser WAIT'L i VOU SEF l UH-OH, WATCH OUT FOR THIS SUV 'I'D LIKE TO TRY THAT HOTS r \NHYMor ?•

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