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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 20, 1955
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK NINE ourier NewsMagazine American Books in 44 Languages Send Out Word with Help of USIA By KENNETH O. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — An overseas post of the United States Information Agency in Tehran, Iran, recently sent an urgent request to the main office in Washington. "Plea» «end copy of 'Atomsk' by Ctrmichael Smith," the cable read. "Publish*! 1 here Interested In printlnf th« book." Staff members set to work to find «n edition of the novel but soon found It wa« out of print «nd extinct So they took the problem to Dr Franklin L. Burdette. Chief of the USIA's Information Center Service. Fortunately, Burdett* knew the author whose real name was Paul M. A. Linebarger. So he called him and asked If he had a spare copy of his own that borrowed and sent to Tehran. The writer had no more printed editions, but he gladly furnished a five-year-old carbon copy manuscript of the book. • • » The science fiction story taking place in the Near East WBI immediately sent to Tehran where the publisher decided to translate it Into Persian. Now 1.500 Codies are in print and available (or local consumption. This case Illustrates the type of work being done today by the USIA'j Book Translation Program, which began functioning five years ago. 11 points up the efforts that are being made to help countries provide themselves with American books fitted to local needs and Interests. Since the start ol the translation program. 2.113 foreign editions have been published In 44 languages with « total volume of 19,600.000 copies. In the last year it sponsored 590 translations with a total o( 5.131.496 books. Thus, for example, a white-robed Egvptpian can read "The Great Stone Face," by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A young sandlot baseball player in Tokyo pores over "Jackie Robinson." by Bill Roeder. And the pocKet of a Bangkok cop bulges with a copy ol John J. Floherty's ••Behind the Silver Shield." story of New York City's police force. In each case the book is In the MARQUEE Some Top Sports Moments Come Out of a Basement ubllcaUon* by obtaining language i in5tead ° n ' ° r e ' * n P ub ' lshta S rSte'from the°American publish-1 houses. If paper is scarce, the er. by helping to solve technical j USIA will supply it: if there is printing difficulties and by stlrnu-1 d ou i,t a book will sell, the agency iating sales. ... n , p j ce ourchase of several Seldom does the agency translate | »"' pi«"S e purchase aeiuoni uucs ujc ngciiv^ n <.*..>•"«. ( . ,. and publish a book Itself. It relies hundred first-run copies and dls- THE PICTURES ARE THE SAME, but the words are different in this American book that intrigues Viennese youngster. It was furnished under the USIA'» book translation program. tribute them to government officials, educators, editors and others! In public life. . j "We are striving to create the j conditions which will enable au-t thors, book publishers and book | sellers to make the strongest case! lor the cause of freedom in the! current contest of ideas," says Bur- j dette. "A book is selected for translation because the agency is convinced it can make a vital contribution to the understanding, some-; where in the world, of the aims' and objectives, the fabric and pai-j tern of life and thought, in the | U. S." Author* who have been translat-j ed with the assistance o! the USIA I Include America's top men of let-; ters. They range from Irving;, Poe; and Cooper to Faulkner, Ferber,; Hemingway, Saroyan and Stein- \ beck. I The program, however, does not j restrict itself to American authors. Oebrge Orwell's "Animal Farm" and "1984" are among the most popular translations. Victor Kran-1 chenko's "I Chose Freedom" U j another best seller. Some of the books high on the j translation list are "Capitalism in j America," by Frederick M. Stern; | "America," by Stephen Vincent Be-} net; and "Thomas Jefferson," by Gene Lisltzky. T)R. FRANKLIN BVRDETTE; Books for the contest of ideas. By DICK KLEINEB The Record Shop: Who has the largest privat* record collection In the world? Nobody knows for sure, but until we get word of a bigger one, the 40,000- plus in Robert Q. 'Lewis' files must be considered the logical contender. Bob sat down and figured that it would take him 83 days, and a few hours to listen to them all. At 24 hours a day, too. SHORT PLAYING: It's happened again. Songwriter Laura Manning made a demo record of her tune. "One Is Mine," took it to Jubilee Records — and was promptly snapped up as a singer. Her first record is, to make her joy complete; "One Is Mine." . . . Joe Loco, the mambo man, will bring his great arrangements and rythms to Columbia records. ... Ted Lewis will do an autobiographical album for Decca, Including the first-ever recording of his standard, "Me and My Shadow" . . . Ralph Flanagan doesen't worry if he arrives at a dance hall and finds the piano out of tune. His band equipment Includes a Wurlitier electronic piano built into a suitcase . . . Four boys of the singing choriLs of "Plain and Fancy" have formed a quartet, called The Bachelors, and have begun recording for Rama Records. Since Columbia's record, "The Greatest Moments In Sports," came out approximately. 12.106352 people have said, "I had that idea, but I never did anything about it." The two men who did something about it, Bud Greenspan and Jimmy Hammerstein, created a record album that seems sure to be a leading seller this year. It's exciting, for them as likes to be nostalgic about sports. Even many non-sports- lovers fceem to get a kick out of It. Now that sports are on reo . ord, about the only thing left is a disc featuring the great pantomimlsts of all Ume. Maybe next year. Bud and Jimmy — he's the son of Oscar, the lyricist — were working: on a sports Idea for TV. They're still working on it, as a matter of fact. It's a show called "The Trophy Room," telling the stories of treat sports fljrures. "We were putting some newsreels together," says Bud, a former sports announcer, "and the -old stuff just didn't look right. It turned out it wasn't because the sound wasn't there, or else it was bad sound. And that started us thinking." "We came to realize," Jimmy says, "that although a picture may be worth a thousand words, the sound makes the picture come alive." That got them interested In the sounds of sports—the actual play-by-play accounts of great sports incidents. Presto, they had The Idea, too, only they it to Columbia Records. The Columbia executive who was most enthusiastic, incidentally was a Rabert Q. Lewis Laura Mannlnr man who didn't know a pop fly from an end run. "It took «> IS month to (Ind the sportcnti we wanted," Bud iaj-1, "We had I* dlr—newireel companies, radio tUtlons, >11 over. We found a foldmlne in a basement, where Gillette had thrown the Upei of their broad- easts." "We spent a week in that dirty old cellar," Jimmy says. "Dgh." . But out of that dirty old cellar, tnd some clean ones, they got what they wanted. It's a pretty complete story of sports' biggest thrills. "We wound up our editing," Bud says, "with only three minutes of stuff we didn't use. That's why there won't be another,. second album—unless we go in for re-creations, which we don't like. Those three minutes? That w#s a pep talk by Knute Rockne. telling his team to quit drinking and necking." DICK'S PICKS: The Mariners', on Cadence may have the next big march-type hit, "Fair Din- kum" Others:.. "Troubles" (Harry Belafonte, RCA); Learn- to Love" (Pegry Kinf, Columbia); "Impossible" (The Four Joes. MOM); "I Appeal, I Appeal" (Wandra Merrell, Medica); "It's Much Too Late to Go Home" (Juliana Lanon, Unique); "Five Cups of Coffee" (Merv Griffin, Columbia); "Searching" (The Hilitoppers, Dot); "Oudt Comes Oom-Pa-pa" (Jean- ale Carson, RCA); "Make Him Jealous" (Connie Francis, MG M): "Pot Favor" (June Valll, RCA). Some musical history — RCA has re-created Rodgen and Ham- merstein'i "Carousel," with Robert Merrill and Partlce Munsel In the leads, and It Is lovely; .Count Basic — the Count of'47 -'50 — is presented on another RCA album; Columbia's "Meet Andre Kostelanett" gives a sampling of his greatest albums. Classic soloists at work — Menuhln on HMV plays Nielsen's Violin Conncerto; pianist Menahem Pressler (MOM plays Grieg's Lyric Pieces, Books 1 and 2: pianist Samson Francios (Angel) plays the Piano Concerto No. 1 of both Chopin and Liszt; violinist Anahld Ajemian (MGM) plays Welll'3 Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op. U. TV TOPPERS ERXIE KOVACS ("Tonight." NBC-TV): My wife, Edle Adams, goes to the Stork Club so often she's begun to stand on one leg. Full Fall Fiction Fare Providedby Writers By W. G. ROGERS Atsoclited Press Arti Editor NEW YORK (AP) — Sholem Asch,.Pearl S. Buck, Colette, Thomas B...Cos.tain, James T Farrell, Lion Feuchtwanger, MacKinlay Kantor, Norman .Mailer, Kathleen Winsor — these are a few'of the well known novelists who are providing fiction this fall. Paul Sartre, Laurens van der Post. Or if you are not interested toj fiction, you are not interested in what it's like to be a thief, how to care for your cat. how to dress and how to fence; and about horsemanship, pregnancy, railroads, collecting guns, and a pair from Paris that could cancel each other right out: the Folies-Bergere and Notre- Dame. There will be two books on poisons: "The power of Poison," by John Glaister, from Morrow, and -The Book of Poisons," by Gustave Schenk, Rinehart. There will be al least two books about the Dead sea scrolls, and both in October, "The Scrolls from the Dead Sea," by Edmund Wilson, irom Oxford and "The Dead Sea Scrolls," by Millar Burrows from Viking. There will be two books about grizzlies, "California Grizzly," by Tracy I. Storer and Lloyd P. Tens, University of California, and "The Beast that Walks Like Man: the Story of the Grizzly Bear," by Harold McCracK- en, from Rinehart. There will also be two books by the same man. A. c. Spectorsky: •The Exurbanites." from Lippincott, and -The Book of the Mountains, ' Appleton-Century-Crofts. And there will be two books about eggs, but very, very different eggs and very different books: "Eggs I Have Laid." by Meredith Willson, from Holt, this month, and in November, "Eggs I Have Known," by Oorinne Griffith, a cookbook, from Parrar, Straus & Cudahy. Famous men will be the subjects of. publishers hope, famous biographies and autobipgraphies. volume one, 'Years of Decision," of the Memoirs of Harry S. Truman" is due from Doubleday in November,. Volume one, "The Call to Honor: the War Memoirs of General de Gaulle," is due from Viking the same month, Sooner or later this month there are "Mussolini: Twl-, light and Fall." by Roman Dom-1 browski, from Roy; "The Memoirs | of Will H. Hays," Doubleday; "Portrait of Patton," by Harry H. Semmes. Chester Bowles has written "Waging the Peace," due in October from Harper. and other stories promised by Vanguard for October. There will also be new fresh works from Nicholas Monsarrat, Jean Jan de Hartog, Fletcher Pratt, Bernard DeVoto, Pierre van Paassen, Mrs. Robert Henrey. BETWEEN-THE-SCENES CHAT — Director Otto Premmger (left), Gary Cooper and Elizabeth Montgomery chat between-the- scenes while working on "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell." The Warner Bros, production stars Cooper and Miss Montgomery. SHE'LL TAKE AMERICAN MEN-Fiery Latin Rita Moreno has come to the aid of American males, who were recently called weak lovers by actress Gloria Swanson. inset. Rita,.who thinks the American lover, husband and father is the best, despite Europeans' reputation or Latin technique, says "Americans stand up better over the !on£ haul of marriage." -' HOW .-'*' COSTLY? Your household contents itt up to mote money than you MiinV. Fin- •iturc, silvertvue, clothes and electrical appliances are worth big money. l« ctttiin thai r™ hivt enough fire insurance when lut strikes. ThM mifM be tomorrow. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE 6LDG. 3-6868 CURRENT Best Sellers (Compiled by Publishers' Weekly) FICTION Aunlte M»m«, Patrick Dennis. Somethinj of Value, Robert Ruark. Bonjour Tristcsst, Francoist Sagin* The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Sloan Wilson. The Flower Girli, Clemence Dane. - NONFICTION Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The Power of Positive Thinking Norman Vincent Peale. How to Live 365 Daji a Vear, John A, Schindler. The Family of Man, Edward Stelchen, A Man Called Fettr, Catherine Marshall. Literary Guidepost Mann's Last Work Holds To His Superb Mastery CONFESSIONS OF FELIX: German by Denver Lindley. Knopf. IKRULL, CONFIDENCE MAN. Byj A yolm mlscni ef-maker growing Thomas Mann, translated from; up to be a rogue - that's the story Mann has started to tell in this first part of his perhaps last, and perhaps Incomplete, novel. Mann died- Aug. 12 in Zurich, Switzerland. We meet Krull first as an infant; he has a dumpy sister Olympia; a father, manufacturer of a Rhine- Attention: Men of the 461st Wihg! Hudson Can Supply All Your Clothing Needs: • Uniforms • Belts • Caps • Ties • Slacks • Shirts • Cheverons • Jewelry • Clothier • Tailor Rlytheville, Ark. Huge Pictorial History Is Impressive PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AMERICA. By the editors of YEAR. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Simon &. Schuster. The biggest one-volume pictorial histor yof America ever, in 432 large pages, with 2,500 pictures and 200,000 words of text, the two-year work of 10 researchers and 40, writers— that's how this impressive volume Is described by its sponsors. It is a whopping big record, too. It begins at the beginning, with Indians who came in from the northwest, by the Bering straiu, and the vikings from the northeast over the Atlantic, and with Columbus and the r Spaniards; it comes right down to the present, with "The Caine Mutiny," Norman Mailer, Grandma Moses, cinerama, Dr. S»!k, the Nautilus. Eisenhower, Nixon, McCarthy and so on. The book has maps In color, and special sections on Canada. It sterna to me to allot space fairly to a gre»t variety of activities: War, politica, peace, education, religion, iporti, labor, art, lit-, erature, moviet, radio, TV, science,! crime, fashion, ArtlsU and !llu«- trators, furnish the picture* till the middle of lut century, when the cameramen take over. I find a slip here and there—the Duchamp who painted "Nudi Descending a Staircase" U better known as Marcel than Paul; there's a "beulge;" Edilon li called Ford, | and Ford, Iditon, In a |roup photo, j But thii matters little In a work of thin magnitude. Nevins views the account u "» long adventure story" or "a treat success story," but above all, he says, It's the story of "the growth of • truly American char-1 acter and culture." The book hand-1 somely corrobites all these facets of our history, and you can look It; through plecsmeal, or take it in a big lone weekend dew., j W. 0. Rogers 1 Hobert MigiSoU vs the author of "Yehudi Menuhin," scheduled by Doubleday for November. Among biographies of the ladies are "Lupescu," by Alice-Leone Moats, and "I Love Her, That's Why," by George Burns, who needless to say writes about Grade Allen; 'and an autobiography, "The Memoirs of Countess Marguerite Cassini." Tnere will 1 be books about, or by, or both. Billy Sunday, Walter Winchell, Grover Whalen, Minnie Maddem Fiske, Aaron Copland, George Santayana, John Marshall, Jonathan Swift, Mathew Brady, f Rachel Carson's "The Edge of the Sea" will be published in Novem| ber by Houghton Mifflin; J. Robert I Oppenheimer's "The Open Mind," in October by Simon &: Schuster; "The I Trail of the Dinosaur" and other essa.vs by Arthur Koestler, by Macmillan in November. , Asch's new novel, "The Prophet, is due in November from Putnam, which also in October publishes Miss Winsor's "America, With, Love." and Mailer's "The Deer Park." Pearl a. Buck's first historical novel, "Imperial Woman," is expected in November from John Day. Kantor's ,,.,. I "Andersonville" comes in October m 'from World; Colette's "Seven" (novels! from Farrar. Straus & Cudahy in November; Costain's "The Ton-1 tine" thii month Irom Doubleday; • Feuchtwanger's "Raquel: the Jewess of Toledo." October from Messner. Fan-ell's "French Girls Are Vicious" land drink; a godfather, Schimmel- preester; and there is a maid, Genovefa. I From one or another of these characters, and from his own con- mood a contrary-minded Mann full of tantalizing notions. His asides are really his main stream — the illuminating bits of descrip- celt, Mann's amiable villain learns I tion. the interplay of ideas, the the delights of the eye; he is taiti- deadpan cataloguing of the con- ated Into the not too mysterious tents of a store window, the move- mystery of love; and he decides it ments of an actor, the grimaces 01 smart and original to deceive. So he progresses from snitching candy to picking up jewels. He likewise progresses from Genovefa to Rozsa to the woman novelist In the final scene, in which an Indignant mother snatches him out of her innocent daughter's arms only to transfer him to her own. If we leave out of account a few closinf chapters, this is superb Mann, Mann in a ruminative, wry .. recruit. You will applaud Mann's belief that, if you want talent, you must take the 1 bad things, like treachery and dishonesty, that may go with it. And his savage outcry against stiff, unwieldy words that are "alien to the hot. Inarticulate realm of nature" is a magnificent statement of the writer's central problem and a reminder of Mann's success in mastering it. W. G. Rogers. 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