The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 21, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 21, 1949
Page 7
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Shippen to Head S. Missco Scouts Osceola Man Elected At District Meeting/to Take Office Jan. 1 Hedbert Shippen ol Osceola last night was selected to head the South Mississippi County Boy Scout District. His nomination, made at the district's annual banquet at the Mississippi County Library last night, will go beloTC the Northeast Arkansas Area council (or approval at the council's annual meeting Nov. 29. I( approved, his tenure ol office will begin Jan. 1. Mr. Shippen Is succeeding H. P. Ohlendorf as district chairman, and Mr. Ohlendorf has been nominated as vice-chairman. Mln the nominating committee's "port, given by Chairman W. P Ellis of Victoria, Welby R. Younp of Osceola and H. F. Howerton o Joiner, were named to rcprescn the district on the area council executive hoard, and J. H. Grain of Wilson and Ray Mann of Osceoln were nominated as members at large. The commissioner Is nn appointive office, but the committee recommended the selection of Emtntt Wilson of Osceola for the position. SO Attend Dinner About 50 scout leaders In South Mississippi County attended the banquet last night, and the Rev. It. L. Robinson of Luxora, pastor of the Methodist Church, was speaker. The speaker pointed out the need for adequate training for youth to meet future responsibilities. The banquet was opened b: Scouts from Troop 221, who led the Scout Oath and Pledge of Allegiance. Carroll Watson gave the Invocation, and Mr. Ohlendort was Mike, Who is 11, Knows Where to Get Results When He Has Troubles ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Od. 21. yr)— Mike Smith Is only 11, but when he has troubles he knows what to dn about them. : He called on Mayor H. D. Alll son yesterday at 12:30 to report the Lisappearance ol his dog. The may- was busy with budget problems mid told Mike to come back at 2:30 .like did. They got In the mayor's bis blue car and drove' to the dog pound. There was Mike's dog. It had lo'st it's collar and, license. : Pitching h \ BY BILL The other night I had dinner with a drama critic, and nlterwards we dropped into a theatre In tlie 40's and watched the lust act of a play from the back ot the house. Alter the Ilnal curtain call, we strolled up Broadway and discussed the performance of the star of the 'orses/ioes ¥ HOSE "Can you give me an example of a real one?" I asked. "I could give you a do/.en," sale my friend, "but you wouldn't recal the names. The best of the lot was Moffat Johnston." "Johnston," I mused. "Sound familiar, but maybe I'm thinking o Now It's Boogie-Woogie That Czechs Don't Like PRAGUE, Oct. 21. (AP>—It may be all right on New York's 32nd Street, but in Czechoslovakia "boO' gie-v.'oogic Is for miserable beings." So says the organ of the Czech Youth Organization, Mlada Pronta, which already has published' letters attacking Jitterbug dncing, ping pong, billiards and wolf calls at '.•ell-turned feminine ankles. Mlada Fi'onta is angry now aboul L recent Prague dance at whicl 1 'visitors showed their saUsfactloi with the degenerate Western cul ,ure when they danced boogiC' U'OOglO." , "What was good for these miser able beings can never satisfy th masses of our working youth." th paper declared. Then it added: All measures must be taken I prevent anything ol Wife kind ir the future." FCC Agents Find Prisoner Operating 'Private' Radio Station from Cell master of ceremonies. The meeting last night was In recognition ol unit leaders of scout- Ing and each Scoutmaster was recognized by C. Franklin Sanders, after which Steve Ralph of Osceol gaVe the progress report. In the progress report, it was en phaslzed that during the past yea many troops whose activities had ceased or lagged had been reocti- vated. He also called attention to had 15 These the fact that the district sustaining memberships. ---,--memberships represent support of S100 or more each year. Louis George Is chairman of the finance committee. 'He's terrific.," I said, feeling that profound observation was in or- ?r. "He's a bum," said the critic. 'Let's not split hairs," I said. "He •orks steady and, the way I hear t he's got plenty oi money In the iank." "That only proves he's a bum," aid the critic. "Good actors usually die broke." : A11 right, Mr. Bones,". I, said. -Why does a good actor usually die broke?" "Because," said the critic, "he iubmerges his personality In the role he is playing and works for the good of the show as a whole, rather than personal glory. Consequently, people remember the role rather than the actor who played it. On the other hand, stars like the fellow we saw tonight play themselves year in and year out- same posturing, same voice tricks Let me ask you. have you ever seen Katharine Cornell, Lynn Fontaine or Judith Anderson and forgotten whom you were watching?" "Sir," I said, "you are speakint of the women I love. And as fo] playing a role, what about Helen Hayes in 'Victoria Regina'?" "Exception that proves the,rule, said the critic. "The case ot In: Claire is more to the point. Ina hai to retire because she got too ol to play herself." "You're piling on the arseni plenty thick." I said. "Next thing you'lle be telling me that no on In the theatre today compares wit the stars of 30 years ago.' "The old timers, a a rule, were even more hammy," said the critic. "Richard/Mansfield Edwin Booth— the flood." "Moffat was an honest actor and a superlatively good one," said the critic. "His characterizations were so skillfull that the customers, see- Ing him In two different plays, seldom knew they were watching the same man. But who remembers ilm now—except a few stage-struck opes like me?" "What was he In—on Broadway, mean?" " 'Six Characters in Search of n Author,' " said the critic, " 'R. J.R.,' 'King Lear,' 'Macbeth,' 'The )evil's Disciple' and a dozen other istlngulshed shows. He played the cad In '20th Century,' a role that ohn Barrymore got rave notices or when he did It In the movies the difference was that Johnson became the part, while on (lie icrcen the part became Barrymore. 1 "Whatever' happened to Johnson?" "The anonymity finally got him down," said the critic, "so lie de clcted to "do something to mnki :lieatregocrs remember him. H' wrote a play called 'The SUg a Eve,' in which a detective, to b played by himself, appeared In 2 HOUSTON, Tex., Oct. 21. (AP) — Three clandestine radio transmitters operated by a prisoner have been seized at the Ml=slssipp! Penitentiary at Pnrchman, Miss. ' Joe McKlmiey, Federal Coinimmt- ntions Commission regional manger, said they were operated by Frank Moody, serving 50 years for .lined robbery. 'He said Moody had been making llicit dally broadcasts from the >risoii for four years. Here Is the story McKlmiey told he Houston Post: For the past six years Moody had Been using the transmitters In a campaign to obtain an Indefcnlle >uspenslon of sentence from Mississippi Gov. Fielding Wright- Receiving the broadcasts were wvsons at Paxcagoula and Baca- great personalities, actors." but atrorious different characterizations. It was tour de force, of course, but on calculated to make both critics nti public sit un and take notice." "It flopped. I suppose." "It did not," said the critic. "In fact, it was a great success In the summer theatre where It was tried out, and immediately penciled In for a fall opening. But unfortunately the constant strain of playing himself down finally caught up with Johnston, and shortly before his play was due to open on Broadway he died." "Which proves," I said, "that it's better to he yourself, even if you're ;unna. Miss. They In turn relayed he. Information to Moody's wife to clp her plea for Moody's release. Early in October two amateur radio operators, one in Arkansas and one In Tennessee, advisert llws Federal Communications Commission Washington of strange broadcasts, Direction Finders Used By use of long range direction- finders ' FCC agents localized the unlicensed broadcasts to n 100 mile area. Mobile direction finders went Into the Parchman area and localized the section from which the broadcasts were originating. Sunday federal men entered the trusties''cage at Parchman. Moody was summoned. "He saw the game was up,' Mc- Klnncy said, "grinned, and took u. 1 to his cot. After we had acquired the two transmitters there he took us to the little four by six guardhouse and pointed out the other one. "We had no Idea whatever of Moodys radio activities ' until the federal men tipped us off three weeks ago." Used Frlion Parti The FCC men had been monitoring Moody's dally broadcasts for three weeks. He went on the air each morning at 5 o'clock and talked steadily to Pascagouia or Bucatunns until 7:30 a.m. His transmitter In the guardhouse enabled him to continue his broadcasts during his hours of duty there .McKlnney said. As a trusty, Moody, >now only 28, although he had been a prisoner for 10 years for his last offense, has many privileges. He was permitted to take correspondence courses in radio and became the prison radio mechanic and repairman. "He's a mighty smart fellow," Wiggins said. "We let him have various radio parts as elements of his raining and he certainly made the lost of them." The penalty for unlicensed broad- astlng is a maximum fine of $10,00 and two years Imprisonment. an actor,' "Which proves," said the critic "that the actor who plays himsel Is no actor and, ergo, the star saw tonight is a bum." (Copyright, 19«, by Blllv Ros (Distributed by The Btll Syndl cate. Inc.) Hollywood Continued from Page G one stole his ske It socks off the wash line. "1 guess," he says, "they're going to cut off the Iocs and use them for sweaters." Year's most incongruous casting note: Confirmed bachelor Clifton Webb deserting Belvedere to play toe fathei of 12 kinds In "Cheaper by the Dozen'." INTRICATE KOUT1NE A square dance In wheel chairs. . . . Actual wheel-chair patients hav lug the time o( their lives at a or.iita Monica institute for polio victims. Hcart-warmliiB drama for a -scene ~uban Senator Suffers Saber Wounds in Duel HAVANA. Cuba, Oct. 21—((T)— Senator Hector pages was wounded 'esferday In a duel. Pages and Represenatlve Cesar Cahas, both members of the Authentic party, had a political quarrel and sabers were used on the field of honor- Only second and a few close friends witnessed the- duel. Pages suffered a cut In the back and another in the neck, and the duel was called off after the third assault. The contenders were reconciled. 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