The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1968 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1968
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Page Four - Blythevffle (Ark.) Courier News - Thursday, Aprfl », 1968 -NEW YORK (AP) - The script for a two-hour movie only runs to about. 14tt pages. •, . .-< " Held in the hand and carelessly thumbed through, it doesn't loo* very impressive. It isn't men printed in living color. But it can literally be worth thftusands of times its weight in gold. For'in the film industry a script is something like a-blueprint of Ft. Knox, since the outcome of a multimillion-dollar production may depend upon whether the words upon Us pages have impact, "You have to be honest in picture making for a change," said Peter Stone, "and that, is con? fusing to a lot Of people who have never tried to be honest." One of the newer word wizards in the industry, Peter scored big with; his first film script, "Charade," and he and .cowriter Fran Tarloff won Os- l cars with a second try, "Father . I Goose." By TOMMY YATES Associated Press Writer ~JFor three years, Mrs. Nathan Steelman was a practical nurse at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, But she gave up her medical career to devote fulltime to the treatment of automobiles. ^Yep, she's a real live service i station lady. " -• Mrs Steelman began her new career shortly after her husband leased his own service station in Little Rock, about two years ago irotu one of the ma- jpr oil companies. In doing so, she.may have started a trend in the. business because Steelman said he now has seen two or three women working at stations in Little Rock "I enjoy having her here," $eelman said, and "I thin she Steehnan said, and "I think she has increased the business." „ Maybe it's not all due to her being a woman, but certainly that has something to do with it Mrs. Steehnan said she first started .working there because it was difficult to find reliable help. "She seems more interested in servicing cars than the hired help has been," Steelman said. "You have to tell them everything where she goes ahead and does it." "It's the service you give that sells your product .and I I think she's helped a whole lot," he said. . - . Mrs. Steelman does everything from pumping gas to changing tires, fanbelts and the .oil to repairing flat,tires. "She |does everything except .grease jobs," Steelman said. "I think the men customers felt kind of uneasy at first because they didn't think a woman would know what she. was doing," he said. Once in awhile a customer will still seem surprised, he said. Mrs. Steelman.; s aid that many of the men would get out and offer to raise the hood for her, and she said most of the truck drivers offer to clean their own windshields. Steelman admitted that his wife didn't know too much about automobiles when she first started, but "she has learned a lot since then." And, of course, with a woman around, there has to be a certain amount of cleaning. "It's awfully hard to keep the office clean, •especially since this is such an old building, ^but we're planning to paint some and when, ; I'd like to Rockefeller aid all of this m- make a few changes," she said. Prop to Tacks LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) City officials are considering a proposal to melt down one of the retired 'ocean liner Queen Mary's 35-ton propellers for conversion into 18 million tourist tie tacks to be sold for $1 apiece. One for the U.S. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Austrian Chancellor Joseph Klaus says the United States has "friends all over the world, even if you .sometimes hear other voices." He told the World Affairs Council, "We are quite aware that you are confronted with grave problems but we are convinced you will overcome these; difficult problems." Stone teamed up with Tarloff again to write "The Secret War of Harry Frigg," and since then lie has batted out "Sweet Charity" and "Sin Game." For a fellow only 38 that's setting a fast pace. Practically born into the industry—he's the son of the'late Jack Stone, a top producer-writer—Peter took a master's degree at Yale, then lived 10 years in France while he served his apprenticeship grinding out scores of television tales. H« won an Emmy Award for his work on "The Defender" series, and has written a' couple of Broadway musicals. . Stone spends up to six months plotting a script, only six weeks composing the dialogue, and prefers to do his actual writing away from Hollywood, "There's an old saying about writers—no one ever got better after he went to Holly wood,, so you'd better be good before you go there. I think It's true. "Hollywood isn't a bad place, but the people who go there are trying to escape reality. That's why the whole country seems to be' flocking there—to get away from cold weather, slums, and other realities.. ' : 'But a writer can't afford to do that. He has to keep in touch with reality. If he gets away from reality, he's dead." A man with positive and sometimes, controversial ideas about his medium> Peter believes the film business has changed radically. "You "in still make salami pictures that get by," he admitted. "But stars alone.don't guarantee success anymore, nor does subject matter alone. : "The only'thing ttot connects is when you strike a chord of recognition in the 16 to 25-year- age grtup—not the bobby soxers or the dropouts but the young people who don't watch televi- sion because they are more Interested in life, who are committed and aware," 1 Peter has a higher opinion of European than most American directors. , "Too many of our directors are only one-dimensional craftsmen. They are too intrigued with the camera alone. Very few want to spend time working with the writer on the script, be. cause it cuts down on the number of films they can make." FIRST IN LINE for a roller coaster ride, this deer wandered across the frozen bay at Sandnsky, Ohio, and took np residence at a Cedar Point amusement center. Warmer leather has increased activity in the aiea, bat the animal has shown no signs .of leav: ing, posing a problem for local police. Patrolman Leon Lnqe, inset, directs traffic .aronnu the uninvited fiuest- , KIT Theatre YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE OSCEOLA •»»•»•••»••••»•»•*• STARTS TODAY! 7 BIG DAYS! _THE> BEST" »«MlMI-«CMa>MI MEffMBIMUK •WHO* taafimusm »utmum •KWVMNJVKM •KMMIUMIMU •Kmnuccttiumticm •onsmu MIIM •MH«UW*UI ••minNNn •emuM-TNfi Drive-In Theatre 1 Mile So. Hwy. 61 OSCEOLA *••••••••••••••••»*••• LAST TIME TODAY "HOUR OF THE GUN" FRI. AND SAT. Double Feature ™lGLORY STOMPERS " v . .;.in the DEADLIEST CYCLE WAR ever waged! 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