The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1954 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1,193* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) GOURDES NEWS PAG1 THREI Avo Gardner; Headline Girl 'Country Girl' Denies Femme Fatale Reputation; Likes the Simple Life (Last of Two) By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Ava Gardner has always argued that a sizzling on and off screen femme fatale reputation belies her real self. Add up her many romances, her three headline-making marriages, her hectic two year, nine month life with Frank Sinatra and her sexy film roles, and she boils and seethes: "All these things are nonsensical when you know the truth. People lambaste me for what they think I've done. People confuse me with the roles I play. Then you have bad marital experiences and it doesn't help." Ask Hollywood about "The Barefoot Girl With Coat of Mink" and you hear the same thing. Usually ready to barbecue anyone deserving hot coals, Hollywood stars, directors, producers, press agents and set workers agree that Ava Gardner is one movie queen they all like — a good kid without temperament or the regal airs of a typical movie queen. » * * From her home town in North Carolina to the shores of Malibu, I heard the same words repeated over and over: "She's a great gal." "Really, I can't say an uncomplimentary thing about her." "She has a great attraction for men, but she doesn't act like a siren or think of herself as one." A boy in her home town with a good memory said: "She was a nice little country girl." An unbiased press agent, who worked on one of her films away from her home MGM studio, said: ' "Even as a star from another lot she showed no temperamen She was easy- to get along with She loves a bawdy story, but sh never told one herself and sh talks like a lady. We all had grea respect for her as a woman and a a star. They say she swears like truck driver but I never heard on off-color word in eight weeks o close association." * * Another press ag-ent with no ax to grind in her favor said: "On our first trip to New York after becoming a big star, sh dated Howard Duff. A friend o Duff's had a model A Ford an Ava and Howard rode in the back seat to Greenwich Village between his radio broadcasts. There's noth ing snooty about Ava. She's a won derful girl." A person who was around-when she first arrived at MGM said: "She had this corn-behind-the ears thick southern accent, but no high-toned ideas about herself. She tossed Mickey Rooney for a loss after their marriage. He was night crub kid and wanted to show her off. "She'd say: 'Mickey, I'd rather go bowling'." * * * Producer Sam Kaztman, who borrowed her from MGM during her grooming period to play small role in her first movie, a cheap East Side kid film now on TV, paid Ava the greatest compliment of all. He said: "That was 13 years ago. But when I meet her today, she stil] puts her arms around me and says, 'My discoverer!' How many movie dolls who have gone as far as Ava do that? I'll tell you. None. You're lucky if they remember you at all." A rival movie queen who has had her own hectic affairs of the heart repeated the "Bad for Each Other" line about Ava and Prank. "They loved each other but they were dynamite for each other. It happens sometimes. Check the record. All the so-called scandal talk about Ava went on during her marriage to Sinatra. He made the headlines — she didn't." * * * A movie profile with whom she co-starred said: ''She's a gal who makes only one mistake—she falls in and out of love with fantastic regularity. But she's no witch like many movies queens I've worked with." Ex-husband Artie Shaw is on record with: "She's a nice girl." "Terrific" was Prank Sinatra's BAKEFOOT GIRL AVA: "I like the simple life," says the sultry star, here cavorting- at a beach in Spain with Nigel Patrick. favorite word for her. About her ill-fated marriage to Rooney, one said: of Rooney's friends "Don't quote me but she outgrew favorite with the public at the time, I was naturally the heavy when we were separated. He was the top star at the time. How could I be any good? I loved Mickey but it just didn't work out." him." A former boy friend who is a famous star said: "She's an irresistible woman. and little stars and important and She got a bum rap just because she I unimportant people, it's obvious her and Sinatra fell in love after he left only fault, ;if it can be called one, Maybe Ava's right about herself. After talking to Hollywood's big DUE HERE TOMORROW — Shown above is the "Impact Demonstration" freight car which the Frisco Railway will use in showing the results of switching at various speeds at 10 a.m. here tomorrow. Converted from a regular 40-foot Frisco freight car, the demonstration car has steel mesh sides to permit" viewers to see how loads shift when switched at various speeds. A "speedometer" on the side of the car shows that speed at the instant of impact. Twenty-four steel drums filled with water form a 12,000-pound test load. The demonstrations will involve switching at speeds of from two to eight miles per hour and are aimed at showing employes and the public how loads shift at different speeds and how they can be handled safely and carefully. Commodity And Stock Markets- Ntw York Cotton (II:M «not*MOM) Oct 3441 3449 3439 3448 Dec 3470 3480 3468 3479 Men 3500 3515 3498 3513 May 3517 3532 3516 3530 Ntw Orleans Cotton Oct 3444 3450 3440 3449! Dec 1.. 3471 3480 3468 3480! jMch 3499 3514 3499 3512 May 3518 3532 3517 3530 I Chicago Soybean! j Sept ... 305 30534 302 305 272% 273 H> 271: i 273 275 276% 27414 275 278 279*2 277% 278% jNov i Jan iMch MCCARTHY Continued from Page 1 serves as a kind of court. In the Senate, he said, a member :an't be challenged and disqualified from passing judgment on a fellow senator even though he has said the fellow senator is a disgrace to the Senate. If that were possible, and all Senate members had taken a posi- ;ion in advance, there "could be no trial." If the senators who had spoken against a senator on trial could be disqualified, Watkins said, all who lad spoken for him likewise could be barred and the Senate would be nowerless to act. No matter what position a senator has taken on a disciplinary question, Watkins said, he is qual- fied to vote on it. Williams, in asking that the memorandum go into the record, said:- "All I want is to have our uosition preserved in the record." Watkins told him his position was preserved already. Scouts Take Camping Trip Milligan Ridge Boy Scout Troop 56 went on • a camping trip to Walcott State Park last week end. In charge of the trip were Patrol Leaders Bobby Saffell, Kibel Holt, Dewayne Jackson and Assistant Patrol Leader Calvin Jackson. The trip included a four-mile hike, a board of review for examinations and a talk by M. D. Dennis, institutional representative. Sunday morning services were conducted by Scout Dewayne Jackson and Assistant Scoutmaster Harry Webster. Other Scouts making the trip in-j eluded Larry Webster, Rondle Hall, Doyle Clark, Robert Adams, Larry McCormick, Jimmy Williams, Michael Scott, Norman Butts, Dale Butts, Kenneth and Danny Webster, Larry, Sammy and Jerry Flagg, Wayne and Gene Reams, Benny Minton, Glenn and Bob Saffell, Fred Lyles and George Adams. POLIO (Continued from Page 1) that this was a bad time to ask the people of Mississippi County for. additional contributions, but the emergency exists at this time, and there was no alternative other than to ask more donations," Mr. Johnson said. "The proceeds from the emergency drive just concluded will be used for continued patient care and for continued evaluation of the polio vaccine program conducted this spring, and for further research in the field of polio prevention," Mr. Johnson added. Chicago Wheat Sept Dec 212% 215% 212% 215% 217*4 22014 217 220 Chicago Corn Sept ... 165% 165% 163 1545.3 Dec ... 1556 156% 155*4 156 Ntw York Stockf Nancy. Everyone thought it was Ava's fault. It wasn't. I ,know the whole story." About herself Ava has said: "I've quit the screen twice. I never had that great urge that some people have for a career but that doesn't' seem to mean a thing to people who think of me as a career girl." She has argued further; "With Mickey Rooney, a great DEATHS (Continued from Page 1) today. Body of the Burns woman was : ound by ;wo-room near Highway 18 west, who re- ;urned to the house after having seen away since Sunday, Coroner Holt reported. Mr. Holt said the woman had been dead about three days, and hat there were no signs of foul play. She was on a bed in a robe ivhen discovered by the house's ther occupant, also a Negro woman, Holt said. City Police and the Sheriff's of- ice were investigating today. is that she likes men and makes no secret of it. * * * Canvassing Hollywood to find an uncomplimentary remark about Ava was, I found, impossible — a tribute seldom paid a movie queen. Maybe Ava Gardner is right, too, when she says: "Acting bores me. This isn't what I really want. I like the simple life." But up until now the search for the simple life by the Barefoot Girl With Coat of Mink has been rather complicated. As she puts it: "I'm not a femme fatale but when it comes to having to work at being an actress and having a career, it does seem that I'm a fated femme." (Last of a series) j Adult Education Classes to Start The Adult Education classes sponsored by the Veterans Administration will begin another 10- month term at 6:50 tonight at'Jun- ion High School here. Enrollment in the courses- is still open to veterans of the Korean War, who can enroll at Junior High School. Including courses in secondary work, carpentry and business administration, the classes will meet Monday through Thursday nights of each week. About 70 veterans have enrolled for the courses, which have been given here each year since 1946. The present term will continue until June 30. HURRICANE (Continued from Page 1) Maine. It was estimated the hurricane had left about a third of New England's 10 million population without power or electricity. Gov. Dennis J. Roberts declared a state of martial law in Rhode Island after receiving reports that the damage in his state alone would total 50 million dollars. Early reports had 17 dead in Rhode Island, highest of any state, followed by Massachusetts with 15. Other storm-caused deaths were reported in New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Connecticut and Canada. Several communities declared a state of emergency. Courtesy Pays Oft PREDERICKSBURG, Va. UR Fredericksburg police-gave a little quarter— and got one in return. A traffic patrolman spotted an out-of-state car parked illegally and instead of a summons he put a cautioning courtesy card on the windshield. Next day the card was returned by mail with this note: "My thanks to a courteous policeman." It was signed "Missouri." Attached was 25 cents. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Dorothy M. Rogers (Col), Pltf. vs. No. 12,765 Leroy Rogers'(Col), Dft. The defendant, Leroy Rogers, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Dorothy M. Rogers. Dated this 30th day of August, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Clerk. By ERNESTINE PETERSON, D.C. Ed B. Cook, Atty. for Pltf. 3/1-8-15-22 (72:45 A T and T 170 Amer Tobacco 58 Anaconda Copper 38 Beth Steel 72 Chrysler ' 63 Coca-Cola 115 Gen Electric 42 Gen Motors 79 Montgomery Ward 73 N ir Central 20 Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J 33 59 31 44 17 90 Texas Corp 72 Sears 68 U S Steel 51 Sou Pac 43 1-2 1-2 i 3-4 3-4 1-2 j 3-8! 3-8 j 5-8 1-4 3-4 3-8 1-2 5-8! 1-2 { 1-4 i 1-2 j 3-8| 5-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI.. LH—USDA — Hogs 7,000; barrows and gilts 180 Ib up 35-40 lower; lighter weights 50-75 lower: fairly active at decline; bulk 200-260 Ib 19.75-20.00; predominate price 19.85 two loads outstanding No. 1 and 2, 20.10-15; bulk 180-190 Ib 19.25-75; 150-170 Ib 18.25-19.25; sows steady; bulk 400 Ib 17.25-18.75; over 400 Ib 14.75-16.50; few light sows up to GODMOTHER—Queen Elizabeth II holds her godson, Christopher Smith, after christening ceremonies mt tin Queen's Chapel in London** SI James Palace. The baby 9 * mother, Mrs. Abel Smith, is a lady- in-waiting to the Que«L 19.00; boars 10.00-15.00. Cattle 3,000, calves 1,000; choice and prime steers active, strong to 25 higher; other grades and heifers steady; cows very slow; bulls and vealers steady; two loads of mostly prime 1,105 Ib steers 25.50; load high choice and. prime 25.00; ost early sales choice steers 23.00-24.60; good to low choice 19.50-22.75; good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings 20.00-23.50 commercial to low good 15.00* 19.00; utility and commercial cows 9.00-11.50, few 12.00; canner and cutter cows' 6.50-9.00; utility and commercial bulls 11.50-13.00; canner and cutter bulls 8.50-11.00; good and choice vealers 16.0019.00; few high choice and prime; 20.00-21.00; commercial to low- good 12.00-15.00; culls 8.00-10.00. ?ufus Branch Wins Jncontested Divorce OSCEOLA—Rufus Branch, Pecan 'oint planter and businessman, yes- erday was granted a divorce from VIrs. Lois R. Branch, who did not :ontest the Chancery Court action. The complaint, heard before Chancellor W. Leon Smith, charg- d general indignities. Bruce Ivy of Osceola represented Mr. Branch and VIrs. Branch was represented by a 'lemphis attorney, James W. Wat son. Fowlston School of Music Fall Registration Former Students-Thurs., Sept. 2 New Students — Sat., Sept. 4 PIANO-ORGAN Pre-Piano Classes for First Grade and pre-School Children PRACTICE ROOMS AVAILABLE In newly remodeled school. For students who do not have pianos or who wish to practice outside their home. Mrs. Dalton C. Fowlston —Piano and Organ. Member National Guild of Piano Teachers. Accredited by Arkansas Department of Education. I ASSISTANT PIANO INSTRUCTORS— I Emily Sut Damon and Kay Job* 815 Chickasawha — Phone POplar 2-2049 Giant Contest 160 PRIZES every month July, August, September EASY TO ENTER Drink delicious NuGrape Soda, then complete the statement— "I like NuGrape Soda best because ... " in 25 words or less. Send your entry with your name and address and 3 NUGRAPE SODA Bottle Tops To: NuGrape Contest P.O. Box 1266, ATLANTA, GA. Enter as often, as you like. Be sure to send 3 NuGrape Soda Bottle Tops with each entry. THAT'S ALL THEM IS TO IT! FIRST CONTEST CLOSES JULY 31$t SECOND CONTEST CLOSES AUGUST 31st THIRD CONTEST CLOSES SEPTEMBER 30th TEA* OUT "FILL IN - MAIL TODAY! OFFICIAL CONTEST ENTRY 6LANK FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE RULES • Drink NuGrap* Soda and then complete tb* statement "I like NuGrap* Sod* best because ... " in 25 words or less. • Send your entry with full name and address along; with 3 NuGrape Soda BottJ. Tops to NuGrape Sc-da Contest. P.O. Box 1266, Atlanta, Ga. • Enter a« many time* a* you lik« but include 3 NuGrape Soda Bottle Top. with each entry. All entries received before midnight July 31 judged in 1st Contest; midnight August 31 in 2nd Contest; midnight September 30 in 3rd Content. • Aayon* may enter except eraployws of tb* National NuGrap* Company, their bottlers, advertising agency or their familiea. U»* this entry blank, any sheet of paper or any entry blank from your NuGrap* dealer. Entries judged on basis of originality, sincerity and aptnee* of thought. Judge*' decision* are final. Duplicate prizes awarded in case of ties. / All entries become property of National NuGrape Company, and none will b« returned. All winner* will b« notified. Contest subject to all federal, fiat* and local law*. Valid only whert stau lawi allow. "/ like NuGRAPS SODA bttt beau* .... NAME. ADDRESS. CITY -STATl. A comparison in wools .. . keyed to the busy life of a junior. Square jacket of downy Boca Check has bloused sleeves . . . can be worn as a separate short coat. Lined vestee and slim skirt are dyee-to-match flannel, Spruce- red. blue, toast. Sizes 7 to 17. Don't Fail to Visit Whitsitt's La Belle Shop Balcony for the Best in Children's and Infants Wear. Also Boys Sizes 1 to 4. it's Whitsitt's "fiecaus* You Like Smart Things"

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