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Weird Tale of the Occult Life's Like That Wed., Oct. 22, 19G9 'Paul McCartney' Says He Is Alive ut Cultist Rumors Say Otherwise By B. J. PHILLIPS The Washington Post WASHINGTON - Paul McCartney is "dead." The Walru: said so. And if you don't believe the Walrus, there's the testimony of the Black Rose or the Hand or King Lear. These are among the clues which have fed a recent outbreak of death rumors concerning one of the creative masterminds of the Beatles. McCartney's "death", came as no surprise to his associates. He's been dead off and on for years,' according lo a spokesman for Apple, the Beatles' conglomerate company. "This story has been circulating for about two years," the spokesman said. "We get letters from all sorts of nuls, but Paul is still very much with us." This lime, however, the rumors are fed by a growing cult that involves playing Beatles recordings backwards, at varying speeds and searching album covers for symbols of the occult. The instant legend apparently began with a thesis written by John Summer, a student at Ohio Wesleyari University. It was picked up and expanded in an article in the Oct. 14 edition of the University of Michigan newspaper, the Daily. In the week since the article appeared in the Daily, the rumor has spread across college campuses, primarily through the medium of inquiries to rock radio stations. At Harvard University, a story on the death rumor appeared in the student newspaper. That night at fair Harvard was devoted lo pursuing the theory. "My roommates and about 10 other guys spent the night listening lo Beatles records, forward, backward, at 33Vii, 45, one student said. "It's the conversation rage here. Monday University night, Georgetown radio station WGBT played all the Beatles records since 196C during a marathon discussion of McCartney's death. When the station went off the air at 3 a.m. announcers issued an invitation lo meet in Washington's Dupont Circle to further expand the hypothesis. Seventy-five young people showed up to pore over the clues. A Paul McCartney information switchboard has been set up in Washington to assemble and collate the "facts." Mary Chancellor, who has Deen manning the phones, said "it's been crazy. The phone iasn'1 slopped ringing. People lave been giving us all these weird clues." Hollywood Highlights By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lot of Angelenos are convinced lhal the best show in town is hanging on the wals of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.. A collection of 68 paintings and 46 drawings and water colors by Vincent Van Gogh has opened in a six-week exhibition made possible by the arlist's namesake nephew, a sprightly year-old Dutchman. 79- The full range Gogh genius- can eluding peasant of the Van be seen, in- scenes like "The Potato Eaters," the idyllic orchards of Aries, the anguished self-portrails, and the swirly masses of color that reflected the madness before his suicide at. 37 in 1890. The Van Gogh exhibit, which will later appear in St. Louis, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, comes from the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation of Amsterdam, of which Dr. Vincent W. Van Gogh is president. He accompanied the art here and gazed with salisfaction at the admiring crowds lhat filled the county museum special exhibit rooms. A white-haired, erect man moved lodgings, all of the Van Gogh works were left to his brother Theo, who died monlhs later. Dr. Van Gogh, who was 6 months old when his uncle died, has sold some of Ihe paintings over (he years--"otherwise his work couldn't have been known." To spread further the fame of the artist, Dr. Van Gogh has exhibitions throughout Ihe world -- "sixly since 1945, with an attendance of one million, eight hundred thousand. 1 Because the works were nol sold during Van Gogh's lifetime the foundation's collection represents Ihe most complete single grouping of any major ar- list's work. who said proudly, "I'll be 80 next January," Van Gogh is a zealous guardian of his uncle's reputation. The fact lhat the artist sold only one painting in his lifetime does nol seem unusual to him. "After all, lake Ihe average arlisl today," he reasoned. "He goes to art school, paints for several years, and if he is accomplished, perhaps he might have a one-man show by the time he is thirty. "What of Van GogV Ha painted for only five years of his life; he was an artist for 10 years, but only in the last five did he paint seriously. You can't expect lo-be known as an artist after only five years of painting." The artist's lack of sales proved a boon to his family. Ex- Outside Visits For Prisoners From Pen Reviewed CANON CITY (AP)--Colorado Stale Penitentiary Warden Wayne K. Patterson said Monday prison policy regarding inmates taking part in outside programs was slill undergoing re-evalualion. Patterson suspended prisoner travel Oct. 1 after two inmates who had been brought to Denver escaped. Since inception of the prisoner travel program, in- mnles have made 671 trips, including 71 overnight slays, throughout Colorado, he said. cept for away - left behind when he BLM Reports on N.E. Colo. Sab DENVER (AP)-The Bureau of Land Management said Monday 29 tracts of public land in northeastern Colorado broughl $47,169 at auction. Authorities said the tracts varied in size from less than an acre (o 120 acres and most went for appraised value. Twenty parcels of land offered for bic received no action. Because of ils elastic slom- a few lhat he gave ach, a frogfish can swallow a fish almost its own size. i All the clues to support the - theory are found in the Beatles' i music iri the ecleclic illustra- j lions on the covers of their albums. The rumors begin with "Sgl. ; Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," released in 1D67. A line in the final song of the album, - "A Day in the Life" says "He blew his mind out in a car'He ) didn't notice that the lighls had changed/A crowd of people - slood and stareoVTney'd seen ; his face before . . . " From this it was deduced that From this it was deduced that McCartney was killed in a crash 1 of his Aston Martin in November, 1966. There is no -known explanation for the determination of the date of; tfi e .death., Thereover of "Sgt.- Pepper's", contained several more. clues tp : add lo the theory. On the:fr'prit cover, there is a -hand raised above . Paul's head. -- a'.; Welsh - symbol of death! 'Additionally', icre is an arrangement of flow-' - ers shaped like a bass 'guitar ; (Paul's . instrument) .on the grave in front . of the Beatles. iut it just · looks like a bass guitar. Turn it sideways and.it I looks like a P-for Paul, .of - course. On the back cover, the Beatles are posed in .brightly. colored satin military uniforms. All the Beatles -- except Paul' -- are facing towards the camera. He has his back turned. These were merly the first clues. Paul's double (supposedly found in Scotland during -a look-alike contest) and the rest of the Beatles continued to. ; give way clues in their next-album) "Magical Mystery Tour.!' r, £ It is at this point that the Walrus started talking. i One of the songs' on flie-'' 1 ai- ; bum is titled "I Am a- Walrus. 1 '-'" 3 The song ends with a quotation rom Shakespeare's "King 3 Lear": "Is he dead? Sit .you , down, father, rest you . , -. " s According lo the hypothesis, the Walrus is a symbol of death, althougli'.,ils origin has been attributed:-/, to such " dissimilar sources .'as the ancient Greeks and r/iodern Eskimos. ., The '"walrus means something, the- theoreticians insist, because hr.a'Jater album, the Beatles come' back to it in a song tilled "Glass" Onion": "Here's another clue for you all/The walrus was Paul . . . ' , ' A fold-out picture section inserted in the cover of "Magical Mystery Tour" shows Ihe bea- tles wearing .roses in their lapels. John, Ringo and George are wearing white roses; Paul has a black rose -- another symbol of dealh. P.erhaps the most difficull clues to locate, are those found with playback and speed change techniques. · . ' · .. '.When "Strawberry Fields" is playe'd at, 45. -.-rpm ' instead of J3 ] /3, a -distorted, voice saying "I bury 1 Paul" can. -be. heard. However, some fthink 'the, voice simply says} "I anvbored."- Beatle fans wild tape recorders are' -playing' a . song callec "Revolution ' Number- 'Nine". backward. - Reversing the: tape produces the phrase "Turn me on,', dead man." 'It is repeatec several times.-. · · . . . - . - . . The cultists point to- Ihe technique of an early,.' Beatles' song, "Rain," 'in' which 'the b'eatles sing the lyrics backwards for the -last. 48 bars of the song "Nair, nair . . . " - : McCartney has issued a stale- ment saying the rumors were "too silly for words." ) tyit he did that hoping his fans wouldn't catch the message on the cover of their latest album, i'Abbey Road." In it, the Beatles are simply walking across the street -- no "Welsh death hands over anyone's head, no black roses, no flower wreaths. But McCartney is out of' step with: the other three. That proves it. He's dead. » Television Review By · CYNTHIA LOWRY - I , AP Television Radio Writer t NEW YORK (AP) - Holly, wood producers and directors - have learned how to dress up " musical numbers for an endless stream of television variety hours, but most slip into doldrums in the comedy sketch de- lartment. "Tlie Carol Burnett Show," breezing along in its fourth season, is, along with "The Red " Ske'lton' Show," exceptional in 11 that it specializes · in sketches " and adds musical numbers " mostly lor a change of pace. ' The hour is entertaining and ^ has a friendly informal atmos- 5 On Monday Carol had her ' usual strong support from Harv- j ey Korman, a fine sketch actor, . and an extra assist from Tim . Conway, a funny little guy. Conway sparkled particularly as a ' 91-year-old Lothario in a skelch lhal satirized the slow and im- robable pace of daytime soap operas. Ken Berry, seen earlier in the u evening playing solid Sam - Brown in "Maybcrry, R.F.D.," n put on his dancing shoes to t guest on the show and uncorked a thoroughly acceptable singing s voice in a couple of numbers n with the slar. i ' || __ 1J y As if Lana Turner and her d "Survivors" on ABC didn't have enough to contend with, NBC on Monday scheduled her 1961 film - "By Love Possessed" to coma pete with Tracy Carlyle's dramatic reunion-- they were fenc- »n*sn*« ^T^inif A warn E S18BY 1 * 1 ^-tfoTfL a %TEl£i£L \ ^^**^ i '^^Sth at Sth g i nHttM n M ·pini 8 C * r jKtfsKn^~ 'f ng-- with the father of he child. ' ABC's extravagent excursio into evening soap opera firs ran into tough production pro] lems' and now languishes in th bottom third of the Nielsen lis In the most recent ratings, th show is in 59th position, lie wilh anolher disappointmen JBC's "Andy Williams Show, n a roster of 80. Estimates of audiences for th week of Oct. 6-12 show CB overtaking NBC for the lead i he averages for the first tim his season. CBS had 18.5, with NBC at 17.7 and ABC 16.9.. The new list had some happ urprises for ABC. Its "Movie o he Week" was in first place ollowed by NBC's "Laugh-in.' 'Marcus Welby, M.D." Rober Young's new doctor show o ABC, was third followed by th network's broadcast of the fea ure film, "Those Magnificen Men in Their Flying Machines. As the season settles down, i appears that NBC's "Bill Cosb Show"-- fifth on the list-- is hole ng its position handily, primar y at the expense of CBS's "E Sullivan Show," in 49th. CBS's "Gunsnioke," NBC' 'Bonanza," CBS's "Jack! Gleason Show," "The Gle Campbell Goodtime Hour" an 'Family Affair," tied wit NBC's Disney hour make up th rest of the front-running shows Vtefro Sewage Orderec To Halt Air Pollution DENVER (AP) -- The Colo rado Health Departmenl sale oday il has ordered the Metro olitan Denver Sewage Disposa Jislrict lo halt emission of ai mllutants at its plant within 1 iays or request a Stale Ai 'ollution Variance board hear ing/ Bolh slate and local air po ution control officials hac warned the Metro district eai Her that the sludge disposal il cinerators at the Metro plan n Commerce City, were in vio ation of clean air standards. Officials warn that if th . \ A i '\ ! \\1\CU . \ i w \ \ ! \40\i lAAMfi =A c ^ i ?4 ^ J A BlII-M "WE DC HAVIN U.S., On( Rw -D Dy ix The L MOSCO nnH flip ^ dilu ulc o talks ' on tural exc Barring it was un sides are liberation either Dei The agr ed, will co Informe American now read position a eri Ihe fi During pact has i. exchange groups, sc iducatioiu professor;academic Moscow leaded b VI. Lunkc iet Forci relations Kmenev tural af Embassy Arthur the Stall and Eas staff, wil Martin H relary o affairs, i pate at tions. Inform trouble agreemer difficult The So tural Ex often · se baromete the two Such w two sides Moratc Asked Liberal DENVl man of party, I asked or nam Mot cede with half of Ai Lynch s Brown, ; ;he mora other m send tele nam as about wa Lynch commitle cellenl pr egrams a etnam. Wta* 1 n Se Group Seeks $300,000 To Help Save Ancient Trees LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) -- On private developers. The Fletch- :ome clown almost unchanged rom the ice age. With less than four months to ic successful, the Torrey Pines \ssociation is seeking $300,000 o save 1,500 of the trees by ad ng their habitat to a stale park. If the campaign fails, the 173 icres involved may fall to the mlldozers of commercial real :state developers. The world's only other known land of the rare but rugged lines, with their strange 12-inch eaves, is on the island of Santa losa near Santa Barbara. Ed Butler, former San Diego WE DON'T NEED-A PLACE WHERE THEY ARE . HAVING TROUBLE. WE'LL FURNISH OUR OWN. U.S., Soviets To Open Talks On Culture Exchange Program RICHARD RESTON | The Los Angeles Times . WVThe United States loviet Union will open a 'new two-year cul- :hange agreement · in ember: Barring a last-minute change, in Washington on 1 or Dec. 8. The agreement, when approv- 1 sources said draft proposals Ihe are During ils 11-year history, the rovided for the annual of performing arts scientific, technical and 1 exhibilions, sludents, and various other types, s delegation wifl be Ambassador Niko !, director of the Si n Ministry's Cultu Seclion, and Leonit counselor for cul affairs 'at the Russian in Washington. Worlzel, director of state for European s expected to partici the start of negotia Informed sources forsee less negotiating this nex ut than they had during talks on the last one Soviet - American cul- Exchange Program has served as a political relations between is. Such was the. case when the ie 1968-1969 agreement. Moscov elayed the opening of talks for nonths. Finally, after 43 days f deliberations, the two cap! sis signed the pact in July 968, The result was lhal (he pas jrogram was telescoped into 1! months while, at the same time uffering cutbacks in the num er of exchanges. At that time Vashington and Moscow. were truggling with an uneasy poli ical atmosphere linked largely o the war in Vietnam. The program later ran into rouble after the Soviet in asion of Czechoslovakia in Aug si, 19G8. This lime, however, the two ides appear anxious to avoic ew difficulties, particularly on ssues of limited cooperation vhere only fringe issues are in /olved. DENVER (AP) - The chair- ado's Democratic Dan Lynch, Monday organizers of the Viet- loratorium Day to inl ilh North Vietnam on American war prisons Lynch sent a telegram to Sam a prime organizer of ·him, urging him i moratorium leaders to grams to North V: ting for information r prisoners, said the moratorium Wetro plant were shul down, at least Sfl million gallons of sew-' age would have to flow daily into the South Platte River. LONDON -- Engaged couples are. now given government home loans. THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPECIAL Spanish Rice 1.10 Serving 11:30-1:30 BANQUET? Large or Small Give us a call. 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