The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1950 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 21, 1950
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PACE TWO Bl.Y'niEVTLT.E, (ARK.) COURIER Carlson Claims Actors Can Read and Write, Too By HOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 21. WJ Movletown folklore , has long kepi • live the notions that actors are grammar school escapees svho can scarcely write thetr own names and don't know T. S. Eliot from Yogi Berra. Richard Carlson says there maj have been semi.tllHerale actors years ago, but they are outmoded today. "The., current crop of movie actors l s « pretty hep bunch," said Carlson. "A good number of them have gone to college and are well- informed generally. Guys like John Lund. Bill Mindigan. William Hol- de.n, MaeDonald Carey and Ronald Reagnn, to name a few." Also, the acting fraternity boasts three phi Beta Kappas—Prnnchot Tone. John Howard and Richard Carlson. Carlson denied that he and the other two key-holders get together to hold meeting and sitig old Greek songs. Indwd. he has little time for such things since his African jaunt. The Congo brought a burst of activity to his Jouble career as writer and actor. Last Carlson was not exactly flourishing. One of those capable but unspectacular actors who are not always rewarded by Hollywood, he had played a year of "Mister Roberls" In Chicago. Dilemma in Flollyu'ood Back in Hollywood, he wi,s fnccd with a dilemma. He could hai'e a meaty role in the movie version of al artistic play. Or he could have a mediocre part in an epic for which he would have to spend a haif year or more in Africa. Carlson chose the epic. "1 figured it Is better to have even a mediocre role in a hit than a good role in a picture that wouldn't make any money," he explained. Well, the African epic Is * hit and things have been happening to Carlson ever since. Producers have been after his services and he Is in the liappy position of being «ble to turn down pictures. But. the big news of the Carlson career is his writing. When he returned from the Congo, he penned his experiences and sold them for a serial in Collier's. Mind you. I Ills was without (he »ld of « ghost, writer. The articles were reprinted In Reader's Digest «nd i publisher sought book rights. Columbia Hire* Orhum Not only that, but ColumbU hired Carlson to write the story for * jungle picture And next year he will return to Africa with his family and write and produce * series of films for television. I askerl him the messy old question about whether he preferred to write or ,ict. "That's like saying who ew I like best—my wife or my two sons," he dodged. But he added: "Wilting gives the most satisfaction because you have more control over ft; In ad tug von ar the pawn of so many other elements. Writing Is »']so harder work." • * * Capsule review: "Halls of Mon- lezuma" is a fine tribute to the U S. Marine Corps. Like many othei war films, II Li the Jtory of a small fighting unit In action But unlike most of the others, the characters are sharply defined «nd well- acted. The only drawback are In occasional overflow of sentiment and too great length. Richard Wld- mark gets far away from his snickering killer roles and gives a sincere view of the schoolteacher- Marine. The rest of the cust Is ex celtcnl. Especially WalUr (Jack Parlance), cms of the finds of the year. Bismarck Boy Dies of Injury MALVERN. Ark.. Dec. 21. VFi Carroll Dean Allen, six, Bismarck, hit by a truck »s he was leaving a school bus Tuesday died In an Arknrlclphia hospital yesterday. Hot Springs County Deputy Sheriff H. H. Fisher said the son of Mr nnd Mrs. Calvin Allen, was hit a? he left a school bus In front of his home In Bismarck yesterday afternoon. Downing street In London, known is a symbol of British government, was named after Str Qeorge Down- Ing. 17th Century diplomat. SICK? If you need a laxative and suffer from back aches . . . gall bladder, liver or gas pains . . . have that tired, worn out feeling —then try a bottle of NU-AID todayt Special NU-AID Offer! ! FREE! | • i ! One SI.50 botlle of NU-AID when you bring ' I in (his coupon and buy one botlle. i i ' i ' CLIP OUT THIS COUPON! ! 3 Days Only—Thursday, Friday t Saturday OWENS DRUG Main & Railroad Streets Blythevilk CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH CAR OWNERS Rring Your Car Home for Service — And Be Surtl * '• 121 Kasl Main Co. Phone 2122 GABARDINE SUIT 3 WAYS TO SAVE THURSDAY, DECEMBER «, *I«!C!«X!«I«I< ««««««« «<C«I * '/.! *s \ 'V \ AT HUDSON'S 1. Choose the famous Gabardine Suit—at $20 . - 1 or the famous Hudson Gabardine Topcoat—at $17.95, 2. Choose from a world of smart gifts for men . d£ ties, socks, shirts, belts . , . you'll find it at Hudson's. 3. If you're doubtful about his tastes, get a Hud- ion Gift Certificate . , . fill in the amount you wish. , . and let your man choose his own gift. • j •"A i. ^ />: f- ., '*' t£. •V HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Blytheville, Arkansas Steele, Missouri ^««^«J«!lR^^M^)I^M'l!r»^»jR)Kil»aW|«»fc. GABARDINE TOPCOAT $ 1*7 95 -***>,»

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