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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 12, 1955
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER It, 1988 BLTTHEVILL1 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE IETEM ouner NewsMagazine Music Broadcasts Troubled When Piano Runs Away By W. G. ROGERS Associated Pren Art* Editor NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard of orchestras that couldn't keep up with piano soloists, and pianists who couldn't keep up with orchestras. Now you're hearing of a new one: A pianist who couldn't keep up with his piano. He was on the CBS broadcast 01 10,000 people, Bolet launched his World Music Festivals Sunday. He attack on' the Tchaikowsky concer- is Jorge Bolet, and a very disting- g lo, when the piano, so «o speak, uished musician, too. It was one of the 20 weekly taped broadcasts of festivals in Europe and America, this one from Red Rocks, the summertime music show place for Denver. Colo. James Fas- : retreated. It rolled so far from him that Bolet grabbed desperately for his stool and hunched himself along to catch up. A second time the piano rolled away, a second time he pursued it until the fugitive gave sett, CBS's tnusicrfestival spokes- up; in the process he lost a bar or man and commentator on the New t» of music. irk Philharmonic fintertime Sun-1 Fortunately there were two per York day broadcasts, told me about the runaway piano: Saul Caston was leading the Denver Symphony Orchestra. Before tiers of seats that accommodate BROADWAY IMPORT — Barbara Nichols, bop-spouting blonde from Broadway hns been imported by Hollywood for the role of an innocent stripper in "Miracle in the Rain." which stars Jane Wyninn and Van Johnson. She doesn't actually do a striptease in the picture, but she does get a chance to demonstrate her dancing talent. formances of ttie Tchaikowsky, and Fastett taped the one in which the piano reilpied itielf to lit fate. ... Can other thing! go wrong with these recordings? "They certainly can. They told me at Aspen they hadn't had any rain all summer. Every day at rehearsal time, which was 4 o'clock, it rained. The day of the performance, it wa* bright and clear till a. quarter of an hour before concert time, when thunder, lightning and rain took over. I got my tape from still another performance indoors. Then there can be wind interference; it blows in trie mike and seems to keep the sound out. Ifi not possible to get a good Upe under a tent. In Europe there are the i«me problems plus others, like clearing music with the proper authorities, and getting performance permission for some artists." Whit's the difference between festivals here and abroad? "It's not so much Uie difference between here and there, as between festival and festival. Of aU the festival towns 1 know"—he follows them throughout the western world —"Anspach, in Germany, . near Munich, is best at throwing all it* energies into the event, and enlisting the support of all citizens, from the burgorneister down to the assistant burgoraetster and the second assistant and so on. The town is decorated, and lighted at night: there are arcades, bunting and flags. During the performance all traflic is stopped." ".Another town that do« a food job," he continued, "Is Bergea, Norway. There Ihe streetcars t*rry posters, and everywhere you »e* the fele's symbol, the lyre. Helsinki, too, support* its festival handsomely. "In this country no community is so active at festival time a< Tanglewood, where there is an air of excitement that's comparable to that at the best European programs. Aspen livens up for it* annual spree." What about the music? "Bergen, Oreig's home, plays a lot of Grelg, naturally, but it has an ample representation of other European musical fare. It also gets such names as Beecham, Stokow- sk! and Menuhin. The Helsinki fete is pretty much a Sibelius affair. The Hoyal Danish Festival at Copenhagen, gave two performances that I heard, and each pro- j gram consisted of the works of three Danish composers, and nothing else'. Though it can boast the best DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, among the best merengue dancers in the country, show the four basic steps of the dance now hitting the U.S.A. First step (left) is a side-walk with gliding motion in the direction of man's left-right step for eight, counts. Then partners break away (right), then face, for a swing-left-forward, mark- time-right sequence. New U. S. Dance Craze Is Really 100-Year-OldDominican 'Merengue' Making Liz Taylor Look Old Is Makup Toughie By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD (AP) — The Warner Bros, makeup department has just completed the toughest job in its history — aging Elizabeth Taylor to 50. But good as the job is, the girl most nominated as the screen's greatest beauty still gets woli whistles with gray hair. Makeup artist Gordon Bau is authority for the championship difficulty of the assignment. Tired Look "We couldn't make her look old. We just had to settle for making her look tired." said Bau. The make-up Is for Liz' role of Leslie, the Virginia socialite who marries into a Texas cattle em-s CURRENT Best Sellers FICTION NONFICTION (Compiled by Publishers' Weekly) FICTION Bonjour TristesK, F r anchoise Sagan. Aunlle Manic, Patrick Dennis Something ol Value, Robert Ruark. The Man In the Gray FUnnel Suit, Sloan Wilson. The Flower Girls. Clemence Done. NONFICTION Glfl from the Sen, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The Power of Positive Thlnklnf, Norman Vincent Peale. The Family of Msn, Edward Stcichen. How to Live 31* Dtjrs s Vwr, John A. Schlndler. Why Johnny Can't ReMI, Rudolf Pleach. pire in the movie "Giant." The movie, the screening of the Edna Perber best-seller, takes the 23-year-old Liz from a young bride to a mother of grown-up children. "If she were going to be an olc hag in the picture, the job would have been easy," said Bau. "But .she plays the wife of t Texas millionaire—well-kept." After the makeup department almost went berserk, director George Stevens and producer Henry Ginsberg came to an obvious conclusion: E;« Most Trouble Liz Taylor, when she does hit 50, is still going to be one whale- of-a-good looking woman. Liz' eyes,' best compared with the first violets of spring, gave the makeup people tht most trouble. They just couldn't be aged. First, they panted little sponge rubber pad* under her eyes, penciling lines on them. It gives them a tired, baggy look. orchestra In Northern Europe, that I with the other." SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Reupbllc — (NBA) — A new dance which is threatening the popularity of the mambo in the U.S. is old hat to dance-happy Dominicans. The dance is the merengue, •which is pronounced "may-rain- gay" and is described by one New York instructor as doing "a fox trot with one leg and a walte sort of thing can not be expected | to attract an international audi- Down here the merengue's dip- in-the-knee motion has been so popular lor more than a century * * that its rhythms are the country's official national dance music. One legend says it originated in 1844 when a returning war hero with a wounded leg joined in a victory celebration. To save him embarrassment, the others copied his limp and it became the pattern of the dance. It has four basic steps danced to music in two-four time. Me- rengue means "light - hearted," and the music is just that. The quira, a serrated gourd scraped * * with a stick, and the tambora drum are essential to the rhythm. Tiie drum accents the first beat of every bar. and dancers take a step on each beat. Currently merengue-mad Dominicans are sharpening their footwork at regional festivals for the Trujillo dance-off competition to be held this month. But for the younger folk, there's an added incentive: in Dominican lore, romance is a happy corollary of the merengue. * * IN SANTO DOMINGO CIRCULO sequence of dance, partners face each other and lock arms. First step is repeated four counts, arms are changed, footwork repeated In opposite direction. Some Secrets About 'I've Got a Secret' By DICK KLEINER A FEW FAST FACTS: Beautiful Gal* Sherwood is on* of Max Liebman's big hopes for the spectacular season next fall. He's also working on specs for Ann* Jeffreys and Bob Sterling and Alfred Drake . . . Rest easy — although Pinky Lee will change his format in the fall — to a circus show — he'll still keep his checkered hat and suit .. . "Big Town's Mark Stevens plans to open a West Coast workshop, where youngsters can study all phases of the filmed TV business. Stevens is the right man for the job. * * Fess "Davy Crockett" Parker has to appear very unshaven for his rugged role. He's so used to it by now, h* says, "that I'm scared to shave — I'd be so smooth I'm afraid I'd slid* off the pillow." * * * To what lengths TV producers will go to entertain you! You would never believe, for example, the effort that goes into turning out the weekly flight into higher entertainment called "I've Got A Secret." Allan Sherman, the producer and co-inventor of this panel game, blithely talks about his brain-child, and here are some of the secrets of "I've Got A Secret." Once he read that somebody had climbed Mount Everest., He figured it would be fun to have the Everest-climbers on the show. "I work on the theory," Sherman says, "that nothing is impossible. If you try to do the impossible things, at least you'll do : most of the probable things." With that philosophy to guide I him, he picked up the phone and I called Mount Everest. Finding no pay station on Mount Everest, he called the nearest city. They told him that the mountain climbers couldn't appear on his show because it would take them at least a month to shinny down. Another time he- thought it would be exciting for some of the panel to engage in a snowball fight on the stage, with a guest celebrity joining in the frozen fun. Snow was no problem — it was winter at the time — so the stunt was agreed on. The coming guest was Paul Douglas .and he seemed to fit into the snowball- fight pattern. But Douglas flatly refused to throw a snowball. Not even a soft one. They liked the idea too much to junk, so they junked Douglas instead. And got Dane Clark, who turned out to be delighted to throw snowballs on TV. And then they had a man lined up lor one program to sculpt a cow out of fresh creamery butter. He was coming from Florida, but his plane was grounded and with show time approaching, Sherman was caught with 400 pounds of unsculpted butter. Again, he decided against abandoning the idea and went searching- It took an hour or so, but he discovered a man who said, sure, he could sculpt a cow out of butter. And, after he chatted with the Florida sculpter for a while over the long distance phone, he proceeded to do just that. This is part of Sherman's idea that a TV show "shouldn't get Literary Guidepost Only the Reader Gets A Break in 'Waterfront' SWINGING INTO FOURTH STEP (foreground) partners then face in dance position (background) with feet slightly apart, shifting weight from side to side with inward, bent knee. Tourist Records LANSING, Mich. SUte Tourist Council reports Michigan now is fourth in the number of tourists, who spend »n eatlmtted 500 million dollars annually. Ahead of Michigan are New York, Florid* :r.1 California. T uvwvww WATERFRONT. By Budd SchUl- berg. Random House. Joey Doyle was in th« Nivy, and he can read, even the fine print in the union's constitution, and so he's making trouble, or so boss John Friendly charges. Friendly Is as Friendly does; he succors the widow, he lets the wife have the pay her husband would drink up. But maybe he made the woman a widow. He keep* the pay down; pocket* rake-offs; abets -the loan shark;, and If' a fellow doesn't listen to rea»on,~ he may be beaten up, or shot, or dumped, in the river, or pushed off a roof. No one know* better than Joey; his own father is an example ot what Friendly can do, and of one way to get along jrith it. Joey is careful not to go out alone. Friendly passes the word to Charley Malloy, who telli his simple-minded brother Terry to try to lure Joes- out to the pigeon loft on the tenement roof. So this novel start* off fast and tough, just as the movlt "On the Waterfront" did, and picks up speed and violence a.t every lap. Joey's sister Katie comes home from the school In which her father had .attempted to shield her from the vice and crime of the New York waterfront.. Pop warned her that the waterfront "is something you don't fool with—if ya wana keep alive." But she's an inquisitive girl and a loyal sister; she challenge! the neighborhood, the system, the Runty Nolan's the Mutt's, even Wither' Barry. Thus Katie gets help though It's granted a bit gingerly. A little justice doesn't compensate for the great deal of wrong and evl!; the Informer Is the only one who get* hi» come-uppance: the punishment doesn't fit the crime. Schulbert write* this as he aees it. and offers nothing very reassuring to the honest citizen. The only one who really tet« a break is the reader, who comes off handsomely. W. G. Rogers * * » King of Bears Seems Doomed To Extinction THE BEAST THAT WALKS LIKE MAN. By Harold MacCracken. Hanover House. The grlszly bear, fading symbol of the old West, Is the biggest, toughest carnivorous animal' in the world, writes Harold MacOracken. Afraid only of man and not always of him, the grisly has retreated from Uie plains to the hills, and from the hills to nearly impenetrable mountains, until fewer than a thousand live in this country' today. Once upon a time, the number was 100,000 and the grtely really was lord of whatever he surveyed. Unlike his gunshy descendent, Uie big bear in those days did not hesitate to attack men, and the arrow-armed Indian was no match for him.To have killed a grizzly was an Indian's highest claim to fame, and he honored himself by including the grizzly among his own ancestors. Actually the grizzly not only walks like a man on occasion but his body and mental processes are remarkably like those of a man. Hunted often without justice as a cattle killer, nnd us a supreme trophy by sportsmen, this king of bears never lost its regal attitude. But unlike its adaptable cousin, the black bear, the grltzly has been unable to compromise with civilization, and seems (loomed to extinction unless quick steps are taken to preserve It. Joe Wing. WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! H U B BAR D HARDWARE Paint Closeout Mesj Types and C«l*n i Price Hubbard Hardware LONG-HAUL SAVE ON _ TRUCK INSURANCI Set— United IM. Co. 111 W. Main Ph. 3-681* FREE! Shetland Pony Complete with Bridle and Saddle, to b« Given Away in Front of our Store. Fri.- Sept. 30th Register Now ... Any Boy Between Ages of 4 and 14. Accompanied by Parents. Nothing to Buy! Just Come In & Register! R.D. HUGHES Company BUFFORD SHOE SHOP REPAIRING - CLEANING DYEIIS'G 112 S. Broadway Indivicluals-Groups-Farm Bureau Blue Cross - Blue Shield Call representative WAYLIN CHESSER P.O. Box 307 BIythcville, Ark. Phone POplar 3-3106 Can't afford New tires?.. Our RE-CAPS art Guaranteed! Tires Rotated 99c Wheels Balanced..M. $1.00 BURNETT'S Royal Tire Service I. Hllhw»j (1 Ph. S-SMt Mark Stevens Gale Sherwood fat"—he means too self-satisfied —just because it has a high rating. It has to keep trying new things. Like butter cows and phone calls to mountains. From Herbert Graf, stage di* rector of the Met, comes thii fascinating account of how he spent the month of July: "I had committed myself t« stage new operatic productions in Salzburg and Verona. In Salzburg, it was to be a new production of Mozart's 'Magic Flute' and in Verona, a new production of 'Carmen.' What I didn't know then was that both productions would premiere on two consecutive nights. "Somehow I worked out fc schedule whereby I would rehearse In the Austrian city for five days, and the next five days in the Italian city. This worked out. But I faced a practically insurmountable obstacle when it came to dress rehearsals and first performances. On Thursday —Salzburg, for final louche*. Friday—dress rehearsal in Verona. Saturday—Salzburg drew rehearsal. Sunday—Verona premier. Monday—Salzburg premiere. Tuesday—back to Verona to begin rehearsals of 'Aida. 1 , "There was no airplane connection between the two places—• Verona has no airport. The train was too slow, because of the Alps. So I had to drive at night, with a chauffeur so I could sleep to the accompaniment of bumps and squeals. During- the night, I would adjust my thinking from Italian to German and from 'Carmen' to 'The Magic Flute.' "It all worked out, but I have promised myself that I'd rather serve in a' penal colony before I'll do this .again." Lightly Aired (Amos 'n' Andy CBS-Radio): I'm so confused I'm going around in circles like a termite in a yo-yo. 'MM! I For aches, pains, cutes *nd itlaj*, try colds, headaches bits, tiruiMi, » » r O » Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment Available at ynut favorite drug cvunttl C. G. SMITH PRODUCTS CO. SAVE ¥£ 33'/3% ON AUTO AND FIRE INSURANCE Complete Protection — Claims Settled on Day Presented United Insurance Co. "Leading & Fast Growing Agency" 111 W. 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