Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on February 25, 1973 · Page 32
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Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, February 25, 1973
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Pag« in NEWS-HERAIJI, Panamn Oty, FU., SoiMUy. Febrnary 25, 1973 Many Passersby Fail To Recognize little Old Lady p-ay and frnsile at the; Kensington bus stop, she made the kind of picture that )«1 orn?; byitandcr to hum a few happy j bam of "Little Old I>ady" urideri hid bTHath. | She looked no diffrTont than! any other older British lady, j queued up and waitinR patiently i for the No. !) bus, but a passing policeman suddenly recoffnized her and snapped a smart aalute. Her fellow riders turned for a better and harder look at their traveling companion. Few kn«w who she was. Not many of this generation know much about the remarkable old lady who lives in the (lock House of Kensington I'alare pnd is listed in the reference books as Her Rriyal Highness, Princess Alice, Countess of AthJone. On Feb. 2.'), Princess Alice, oldest of the two surviving granddaughters of Queen Victoria, celebrates her !K)t.h birthday, but not in the bosom of the family. ".She always goes away on her birthday," sal dher lady-in- waiting, "so she flew to the West Indies." The trip must have been a bit of a letdown because the princess prefers the adventurous atmosphere of the banana lx )at8 she rode until she was 88. Now, alas, they are out of i gardens and when she last service. | visited him two years ago, they Well, if a lady of a certain 1 discussed mutual agricultural age wants to spend her birthf5ay elsewhere there's not problems. Princess much her affectionate family i .years in can do about it. Her grandniece. Queen Klizabeth, will send a card or make a phone call. So will her other kinfolk and the friends she has gathered around the world In a long life alone and a.s companion to the late Earl of Athlone who was governor general of South Africa and Canada. One of these good friends Is King Gustav of Sweden, who also is 90 and her gardening adviser. They both tend small Victoria, Alice lived for 20 the reign of Queen was related to or otherwise knew everybfxly who was socially anybody in Europe and turned her reminiscences into a near best-seller when she was 82. She called it "For My Grandchildren." She is still one of the best raconteurs in royal POW May Be Accused Of Stealing Prison Pup WASHINGTON fUPI) -• If Lt. Cmdr. Edward A. Davis ever returns to Hanoi he may find himself having to answer to the North for swiping one of their dog:) and spiriting her out of the counlry on a POW flight. Davli Is the .TT-yenr-old prisoner of war who flaw to freedom with his prison camp pet, a puppy named Ma-Co. Contrary to earlier publishod reporta, Davis said today that Ma-Co was not a gift to him from a prison guard. Answering questions through a Navy Information officer, Davlfl said there were a number of dogs around the prison yard and that the small pupa could run through the bars. Ma -Co was the smallest on« of the prison puppies and usually ended up at the bottom of the heap In tights. While Davis would not give tha location of the camp, other sources said the pilot was being heM near the Chinese lioider when he and the pupfiy became friends. Ma-Co was the term one of the prison guards used for the tiniest pup, Davis said, adding that he didn't know what the word meant. (A woman at the South Vietnamese Embassy said. "Ohhhh, that's a very had word for the person who introduces a bad girl to you.") When It came time for Davis to leave his cell two weeks ago for the flight out of Hanoi, the naval officer tucked Ma Co into his bag and carried her onto the plane without anyone's knowledge. On his return, Davis fiveeled his wife Doris with a boyish grin as he held up Ma-Co and asked, "Can T keep her? She followed me home." The cou()lc were married only a few months before Davis went off to Vietnam and captivity 7 % years ago. They will keep the dog at their Loola, Pa., home. Ma-Co is getting VIP treatment similar to other froerl POWs, She has her own t>rivate room In the veterinary aoction at the Bethesda Naval Hosiiilal out.sldo Washington—the same hospital whore Davis Is going through his medical checks and debrlofings. The vets say she Is healthy and has a good appetite for American dog food. In prison Davis fed her pork fat from his own food rations. U.S. regulations say immigrant dogs must be kept under control, although not necessarily confined or quarantined, for ,^0 days after getting a rallies shot, the hospital said. However, Ma-Co should be three months old before getting the shot and she is now believed to ho 10 or II weeks old. 'I'he veterinarians say they will keep her in her private (|uartcra for a few more weeks, then give her the shots and send her home with Davis and his wife. 'Fifth Face' Of Rushmore Dies, Age 73 PINE RIDGE, S.D. (UPI) Ben Black Elk, the man known by thousands of tourists as "the fifth face at Mt. Rushmore," dierl Thursday following a brief illness. niack Elk, 73, had greeted visitors to Mt. Rushmore National Monument for 27 years and had been featured In five motion pictures. He also a|)peared on South Dakota travel liloraluro. He greeted travelers to the monument dressed In full Sioux regalia. circles. She remembers Queen Victoria ordering one of the new flush toilets and instructing a palace official: "Mind you, test it and sit on it to make sure it's the right height." Or pointing to the low cut neckline of another granddaughter's dress with the words: "A little rose in front, dear child, because of the footmen." When she was five, Princess Alice upset Lewis Carroll, who wrote "Alice in Wonderland,' by commenting on his stammer. She knew the thrifty oc- QUIET PRINCESS — She was standing inconspicuously in line at a Kensington, Eng., bus stop recently when a passing ppliceman snapped her a salute. Even then, few of her traveling companions recognized her. Not many of this generation know much about Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. Today, Princess Alice (shown in a 1960 photo), elder of the two surviving granddaughters of Queen Victoria, celebrates her 90th birthday. (UPI) togenarian Dowager Duchess t>f Mccklenburg-Strelitz, who on her pre-World War I shopping in IvOndon used to give thn name of a scrubwoman in her own palace and ask to have luxury items sent to that name in the cherished belief no one knew her real identity and was giving her bargain prices. She recalls the uproar when the king and queen of Italy visited King Edward VH at Windsor and al a shooting party the Duke of Connaught somehow shot the bird off the queen's hat leading a member of the party to remind him that ithe particular bird happened to be out of season. She remembers the love story of King Edward whose beautiful Queen Alexandra asked his mistres.s, Alice Keppel, to join her at his deathbed. Princess Alice has no complaints with destingy. In youth she had beauty and position, in old age, mental and physical agility. Her autobiography stirs no murky waters. "Ah, what she didn't tell," said a friend. And how she might have told it, without the royal wraps, this alert old lady who while in her 80s described the bombast of a public official as "the byproduct of a bull." ENRICO CARUSO Fan A^ail Still Pours In NEW YORK (UPI) One hundred years ago, on Feb 25, 187.3, a soprano yowl in an Italian jieasant hut registered the arrival of the voice which was to become one of the most famous In music—the ringing tenor of Enrico Caruso. Caruso died in Naples nearly 52 years ago, and only a dwindling few music lovers can boast of having seen him perform. But the Metropolitan Opera says he still gets more fan mail than the rest of its singers combined, Millions who never saw him have heard Caruso's voice on one or more of the 50 million records of his successes sold by RCA over the years. One recording alone, of the famous "Vesti la giubba" aria, sold a million copies. Caruso made his debut with the Met in "Rigoletto" in Nov. 23, 1903. Some maintain that, although he was already a hit abroad, his debut was not impressive and that his skill was only developed later. In celebration of the Neapolitan tenor's birthday the Met opened a display of Caruso's costumes, portraits and letters in the parterre level of the Metropolitan Opera House last Wednesday. Saturday afternoon, the Met observed the occasion at its matinee of "Aida." The company couldn't celebrate the actual anniversary because there are no performances on Sunday. Gloria Caruso, the tenor's daughter, and his widow, Mrs. Douglas Ballard Went To Prison Dorothy Benjamin Cnniso, attended the performance. While most relive Caruso through his records, some still remember last performances when it was obvious that the master was in trouble. On Dec. 8, 1920 at the Met, Caruso's voice cracked in "Pagliacci* while he was singing "Vesti la giubba." Three days later at the Brooklyn Academy of Music he began coughing blood during "L'Elsir d'Amore" He appeared for the last time that Christmas Eve as Eleazar in "La Juive.' Caruso never studied music formally. According to some reports he could not sing a natural early in his career without splintering the tone. Only with a great deal of effort was he the high C for which he became so famous. During his illustrious career !he rarely sang Mozart, Beethoven or Wagner and concentrated mainly on 19th century French and Italian repertory, adv for ams Sunday feb. 25 One 'Casualty' The delegation of Panama City area community leaders who spent four days this week touring military facilities in Colorado returned Friday night with only one casualty. George Logue Jr., an official of Bay National Banlc, decided to learn to snow ski while in the Colorado Rockies. When last _seen, his right arm was In a able to sing with ease'sling with a shoulder separation. OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) Lait fall, the time most l-l-ycnr •oldi art playing or watching Junior high achool football, Douglu BiQlard went to prison. A tUght youngster with ruddy complexion, lie pleaded guilty to two charges of robbery with firearms. The Judge gave him two five-year terms, to run concurrently. He did not go to a itate LOANS TO FLORIDA CORPORATIONS We make corporate loans to Florida corporations up to $600,000.00, or more, and we do it quickly. Call or write our Dothan office. CUMBERLAMD' Mw:206/7M-,2e81 ' 401 North Foster Street, IDothan, Alabama 36301' training school, the normal route for juvenile delinquents. The first stop wa.s the stati? penitentiary at McAlester, and then ho was sent to the Granite Reformatory in far southwestern Oklahoma. "I don't believe this boy could possibly fit in this state's training school," said District Judge Wos Whittlesey of Sapulpa, Okla. "This boy's rugged, not very big, but rugged." Whittlesey said Ballard "would probably contaminate" the training school. Ballard, certified as an adult by Whittlesey on the basis of a 1910 statute, will have a parole hearing Sunday. It is the first time Oklahoma 's Pardon and Parole Board has met since public disclosure of the youth 's Incarceration at the reformatory. Gov. David Hall, who expressed shock upon learning a by LENOX So strong they guarantee it in writing for 2 years. VtoJt our dlnnerworo dQparhnent and soa lj «f »rTEMPEHWARE for yotu. elf. Imagine baking In It (even In a mlcrov/avo oven), MTving In it, froezing In it In fact, TEMPERWARE la BO strong that Lsnor guaranteoa it against breddng, chipping, ernddng or craidng In two yeara of nonnal homeuao, as oxpldned In the wrillon Xfuoranteo. Now aupor coramlo TEMPERWARE comes in a number of brilllanfly colorful palf oma. And thoro era 11 multlplo tise Cook and Servo pioco3 In oach. SfJieco plaoa Boltings and all Iho Individual ltfl8naarBavallablo.Savoupto20% ona 16- pleco otorter set for 4 or a 45- P 1QC0 eorvloi far& Sprite Impish flowers and a bullerlly In pastol plnlos, greens and yellows. 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John Young of Sapulpa said he is "somewhat amazed" that a 14-year-old boy had been certified as an adult and sent to prison. "When you have male prisoners being raped by male prisoners, robbed, stabbed, and all the sexual perversions you have going on within the state penitentiary, then I think the official officers of this state should be reluctant as a practical matter to certify children as adults," Young said. Ballard Is apparently the only youth under 16 imprisoned in Oklahoma. The certification of Ballard as an adult was possible only because the 1910 law became effective following an appeals court decision that a more recent statute was unconstitutional because it set different ages of accountability for boys and girls. Ballard's mother, Norma L. Ballard, lives in Tulsa. His father lives in Oklahoma City. The boy, who grew up in Drumright, Okla., was living with his mother last fa'l. On Sept. 1 a service station one mile north of Sapulpa was robbed. Seven days later there was a similar holdup at a station on the north edge of Bristow. Within hours, Ballard was arrested along with James Rick Miller, 17, of Shamrock, Okla., and Leonard Ray Daniels, 18, of Tulsa. Daniels pleaded guilty to both charges and drew concurrent seven-year terms. At the request of the rii.strict attorney's office in Sapulpa, Ballard and Miller wore certified as adults on Sept. 19. On Oct. 25, Ballard pleaded guilty. Miller is awaiting trial. Mrs. Ballard appeared at the certification hearing and the sentencing. She said her Ijoy had never been in troublR. "Ballard's mother testified she had taught him the difference between right and wrong and that he knew robi)ery by firearms was wrong," Whittlesey said later. "She testified that he had held several jobs and was physically and mentally able to tako care of a job." Granite Warden John Grldor says he preferred that Bfillnrd, or anyone else his age, not lie confined at his institution. "I don't feel any 14-yoar-old should be certified an adult and committed to an adult penal facility," Grider said. "My personal feeling is he should be in the juvenile boys training school." Judge Whittlesey said Ballard committed two service station robberies, stolen two automobiles and deliberately wrecked one of the cars. "All of this is hijacking and is a capital offense, and the statutes say it is punishable by death," Whittlesey said. "We've got criminal statutes that declare the age (for prosecution) ) to be 14," the judge said. "That's been on the books since 1910. If ((3ov.) Hall wants to get something straightened out, he can revamp the code." FORMAL FASHION When that special occasion calls for formal attire.,. Formal Liberation a offered In our great looking dinner jackef by PalmBeachf Tuxedo Rantah; New Styles Ylare Shcks 5 Colors In Ruf/leShlrtt 16.00 compUm 'Rta.T.M. GoodillSanford Incorporated 562 HARRISON 00 92 Ct. 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