The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 21, 1950
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1050 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Hollywood Friends Wondering What Judy Garland Will Do After Incident By JACK QUIGG HOLLYWOOD, June 21. Little girl, what now? That was' the question on Holly- Ifps today as It recovered (/P) — i shocking news that Judy Garland, a child star who lost none ol her luster with maturity, cul her throat in a fit ot despair over her career. Miss Garland's studio, MGM, suspended her Saturday and removed her from the cast of her lastest picture after she failed to show up for a rehearsal wth Fred Astaire. Monday night, during a conference about her problems with her husband and advisers, she ran Into bathroom and slashed her throal with a broken glass. Her doctor said the wound Is superficial. Some say this mcnns the star who has iiad marital and health troubles recently, too, Is washed up at 29 Others contend MGM would nev er cut adrift an actress whose re cent films have grossed about 55.000.000 each. One thing Is certain: the "little girl with the big voice" has almost everybody'- ^'nmjiO 1 ". Health Suffered It's no secret that her health has suffered In recent years. Since May 1019 she has been receiving treatment for a .nervous condition. Un addition, she had to diet to combat ^» tendency toward plumpness. W Judy' has frequently said she 'wants to continue her career. Her studio considers her one of its biggest attractions. Yet It has replaced her in three films tn two years because she "caused us embarrassment, delay, inconvenience and loss of morale among co-workers." One spokesman said she artfled as much as 20 per cent to the cost of n film. Just what, exactly, Is the trouble has been the subject of speculation and rumor. Thts much is fact: The first indication that she and MGM were having trouble was her removal from the cast of "Barkleys of Broadway" in 1948 because she was "physically unable to play the role." j In March 1949 Judy announced she and her second husband. Vincente Minelli, director of some o( her best films, were separating. They are now reconciled. Wanted Work tn May, after a month of costly shooting on "Annie Get Your Gun." she was dropped for "not reporting to work." MGM sent her to Boston for a "long rest" and financed medical treatments. Two months later Judy was back, 15 pounds heavier and asking for work. She rested six months, made "Summer Stock," which is getting good reviews, but was suspended . v again Saturday for "continually de- aying" rehearsals for "Royal Wed- |ing." ; . Her manager, Carlton Alsop. was ,. quoted as say3rr after ; the cutting: '"It's a shame she was called to work so soon. Judy is broke. In Mary Plckford's day you wound up owning United Artists. But In Judy Garland's day, with all the taxes, you wind up with nothing, despite Weather: It's Flooding in North Canada,Idaho and Pacific Northwest Have Too Much Water By The Associated. Press Flooding rivers in northwestern United Stntcs nnd western Canada threatened today to sweep over thousands of more acres of farm lands. The waters already have forced many families to evacuate their homes and have inundated wide areas of low lying crop lands. The floods have caused five deaths. In the Canadian province ol British Columbia, hundreds of soldiers and civilians fought the rising waters, o[ the Harrison and Fraser rivers. A flood emergency official said he feared the Harrison Mills Dike about 40 miles east of Vancouver EC., would not hold. Workinci piled rocks, sandbags and bates of hay into an old flood gate which had been reached by the river. Flood director Acton Kilby said bulldozers, road graders and n ' Michigan. In the rest of the country luge fleet of trucks were being iscd, but he believed "we haven't :ot a 10 per cent chance." Menaced were 1,500 acres ot low- lying farm land, the Canadian 'acifEc railway main line along he shores of the Fraser, and the ital Lougheed highway. Idaho Endangered Some 40 homes In the area have been evacuated. In northern Idaho, the Koolenal 'iver continued its ominous rise. Three protective dikes north of 3onners Kerry 'were ripped out, sending water over 350 acres of 'arm land. Another 300 acres was iloodcd by seepage. A 10-year-old child toppled Into flood water near Mission, D. C., and was drowned. It was the first fatality in the province. Floods have taken four lives In Washington slate. Elsewhere in the nation, summer announced Itself with less vigor but with considerable moisture: showers nnd thundersliowcrs fell u- cross an area from New York and Pennsylvania southward across Tennessee, Kentucky, and the extreme southern por'.ion of Indiana, down Into southern Oklahoma and north Texas. Some of the rains in Isolaled spots in Tennessee, Kentucky and north Texas were heavy. Much cooler weather wa.s moving Into Minnesota, Wisconsin and Mixed Ancestry WEST COVINA, Calif. (/P)—WI1- Itam Lynch's tiger striped tabby gave birth to three Bets of twins In one litter. Bach pair is identical. Two are grays, Uo are blacks and two arc tigers. temperatures remained much the same as during the previous 24 hours. The weather bureau save these sample thermometer readings for early today: New York. 62; Chicago, 62; Nashville, 72; Miami, 82; Fort Worth. 78; Bismarck, 55: Seattle, 56; San Francisco. 59; and the coolest spot, wltli a 31, Grand Marais. Michigan. bake better biscuits* with Warsaw Pushes Building WARSAW (AP)—The new Warsaw Is rising hour by hour. Eighty thousand of Its present 624.00 Inhabitants i>.re engaged In the vast reconstruction effort, which Is to be maintained until 1955. The German Army syateimUical- ly destroyed 77,000,000 cubic meters of Warsaw's 103,000,000 cubic meters of building space. About a quarter of this loss has already been made good.. New state-owned RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "WAKE ISLAND" Willl Brian Donlcvy, MacDonnld Carey anil Ltolirrl rn-.stcm News and Short apartments to house 200,000 cltlzenf are under way. Some now are golnj up where the Ghetto wall stood The Ghetto's stony desert Is beinj Scared for new construction. Warsaw's rebuilding U a source of national pride, cutting acrosi lostile ideologies. For Poles, re- gardle.w of politics, this I* a. labol of love. Certified Douglas fir seed U being introduced In the northwest. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. l>h. 58 Wednesday & Thursday "NEVER FEAR" with SALLY FOREST WELL DIGGER IS RESCUED—Rescuers uncovered the head of H. Milton Randall, 33, after he was covered by earth by a cave-in in a well he was digging at Elkhart, Ind. Randall was trapped for two hours 14 feet below the surface. A garden hose, which runs to his mouth, was used \o supply him with air pumped by firemen. (AP Wirephoto). a big salary." Miss Garland's contract is still in force and studio executives said they exuccfc she will make more films under it. Probably, it will be up to Judy whether or not she docs. She Is a proven trouper from a showbusiness family. In vaudeville at three, she sang her way into a movie contract at 12 and was a star two years later. She is still on top. And Judy's friends are betting she'll fight to stay there. Mackerel Returns TERMINAL ISLAND, Calif— (IT>— A 5-pound Monterey Spanish mackerel has been landed here after a game fight. This is news because this fish, otice :in important commercial type on the west coast, disappeared completely in 1890. It was not until 1D27 that It was seen again. Since then only seven have been caught. The last one took 200 yards of line in his first rush. BLVTMEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATUE Wednesday "PRIDE OF THE Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright Two Short Subjects in Color Open 7:3*. 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