Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 8, 1952 · Page 7
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 7

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, September 8, 1952
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4 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT, VERNON ILLINOIS HOLLYWOOD TV Heat Devours Conuulhins, "si Or Leaves Them Badly Burned By RED SKELTON (For Ersklnc Johnson, who is on vacation) ; HOLLYWOOD—(Nr':A» — Toward the end of my 19&1-52 season on television reports oCtcn reached newspapers, wire services and Hollywood columnists that I had been rushed to a hospital. There was some trulli in many of those stories, but hospital rest was my own idea, not a doctor's. There's no better way to avoid M\\ang\\nK telephone hells niid Jnke- ^smlths with pijfs (o peddle, and really get down to the business of Hound sicepini;. thaii to hide away In a hospital. • Television is a glass furnace. It devours material and comedians with the enthusiasm of a blast furnace eating up iion ore. After 39 weeks before the TV cameras I can honestly say that for the first time in my life I've found out how utterly exhausted a human being can become. ^ Actors with whom Ive tiouped in some pretty rugged fields of entertainment won't understand (his. When I played one-night stands, split weeks and week stands in burlesque, I arrived in town, checked in at a theatrical rooming house, sent out my laundry, showed up at the theater an hour before the matinee, put on my make-up and sat with the gang playing rummy until the stage manager called. $! ^'audcville was even easier. An actor would break In his act out of town and, after several weeks of careful polishing, it was set a n d never apain altered. The TV story is somethini;;: else again. The problem of building a show, right from the basic ideas for gags, blackout scenes, musical interludes and the use of guest acts— as well as timing, pacing and sixit- ting routines — becomes tlie responsibility of the so-called star. Added to this is the job of co- ifcordinating all the activities of every department concerned with jutting the show on the air — ighting, camera angles, sets, costumes, rehearsals and even the budgeting headaches. Smile When You Say That A comedy show must, of course, begin with comedy matei'ial. Tha-t's the job of the writers, but any actor who calls himself a comedian without first apologizing must provide the incentive for his M writers. He has to know what complements his, style of delivery and personality. He must recognize the gags that may be funny for another comedian but aren't quite right for him. Just when he thinks he has his show all wrapiHHl up and ready for the caJijeras, the tape recorded at the final rehearsal begins to give out with bad odors. Perhaps a gag that had the crew and east rolling in (he aisles at the first reading ^ now falls on its face. If the bad spot happens to be a scene, you're really in trouble. That means not only wi-iting a new skit, but casting, rehearsing, and getting a set constructed and dressed in another 12 hours. I could go on this way through 10 columns of type and still not tell the whole story. I am still under contract to MGM Studios. I owe them a reasonable amount of my time — over and above what TV and radio demands. With this kind of schedule I have been winding up each week fooling like a sink rag after the Christmas dinner dishes have been nit away. Naturally a hospital led seemed the most inv ting place in the world following a Sunday night show. Leo's a Gentle Lion I've never met anyone in Holly- Wood who didn't go out of his way to offer me a helping hand. My MGM bosses' understanding of my problems, their broadmindncss in cooperating with me in a new medium of entertainment that is supposed to be the movies' nemesis, has been nothing short of sensational. This all doesn't add up to a confession that comedians ought to slow down. On the contrary, I was never fully satisfied with any of my shows last season. I want to improve our format and everything else—particularly myself — and I think I have found an easier svay to do it by putting our show on film. It will be less of a strain, a tighter package and a polished one, plus a means of spending my Sunday nights after each show with my wife and children, instead of a hospital room. Some people think that I should give up some of my activities. That I fan't do. Movies will always be a vital and important field of entertainment for the millions. Lots of marvelous folks still listen to radio, and TV just can't be ignored. It's a Monderful world of show business that we are living in and I want to stay in it just so long as there are people willing to go to a theater to see my pictures, turn a radio knob to listen to "Junior" and dial their TV sets and invite me into their living rooms. CHURCHES WEST SIDE BAPTIST CHURCH (29th and Hall Boulevard) Revival — Bro. Kenneth Holland will do the preaching. Special singing each evening. Bro. Carl Webb and wife, will sing Tuesday evening. JAMES H. LUCAS, Pastor ISOLATED COMMUNITY STILL LOYAL TO U. S. ISOLATED from the United States by land, this is part of a 6-square-mlIe area that adjoins Canada but is separated from the rest of the state of Washington by water. AP Ncwsleaturcs POINT ROBERTS, Wash. — The Icelandic people of this geographically freak community — 6 square miles cut off altogether by land from the United States — arc strong supporters of Uncle Sam. But their pockets are lined with Canadian dollars as the population this summer has been largely Canadian. And merchants and resort owners rejoice, c.xchangewise, as Dominion greenbacks are worth more than United States dollars for the first time in many years. Old Treaty Decided Fate Geography and an old treaty created this unusual Northwestern Washington community. When the United States-British treaty of 1860 settled the boundary dispute between the two countries along the 49th parallel. Point Roberts, a little nubbin of land sticking down into the Strait of Georgia below the parallel, was cut off. Canada lies adjacent (o the north. But loyalty to the United States remains. Community leaders say that if you suggest substituting Canada's maple leaf for the bald eagle you'll got told off In a hurry. Community booster such as Eggert A. Burns, store and restaurant proprietor, also pooh- pooh what many call handicaps to Point Roberts. Her 15 schoolchildren above the Where Is jj I fourth grade must travel more than 60 miles a day through Canada to attend classes in Blaine, in Washington State. Her 16 miles of I 'oads haven't received Washington state funds. They can't be tied in with the rest of the state highway system. Freight rates and customs restrictions prohibit farm prosperity. Food and other supplies come by bonded truck over tlie roundabout 56.4 mile route from Bellingham. Wash. Good Fishing Nearby And finally, althougii some of the richest fishing grounds in northwest waters lie just off shore in the path of the big sockeye salmon runs to Canada's Fraser River, Point Roberts benefits little. There is no harbor, and sein- 1> AFRAID OF BURGLARS? IS YOUR HOME NEXT? You never know when a burglar will call. Before he does, call us for theft insurance! Policies cost as low as $7.50. ROGER WEBB INSURANCE Phones 613 or 516—Benoist Bldg. ers are supplied and relieved of their fish by tenders from Bellingham or Anacortes. It was the fishing which first attracted the Icelanders — many of whom settled in Canada — to the point almost 60 years ago. Today nine out of 10 of the approximately 260 year-round residents are of Icelandic descent. One of them, Asta Norman, 69-year-old farmwoman, is a painter of note. She ha.s studied in Germany and received medals. In an old cemetery, whose graves are appropriately covered with Iceland poppies, are stones bearing names of old Icelandic families such as linbjork Simund- son, Groa Magnusdottor and Gustav J. T. Iv/erson. Convenient For Canadians A glance at the map shows how available Point Roberts is to Canadians. The Vancouver area is only 18 miles away and Ladner and New Westrtiinster are closer. On a i-ecenl Sunday Deputy Walter C. Davis af the U. S. port of customs entry, reported 2.596 cars brought 11,196 persons across the boundary line. Of some 250 or more cabins KILLS MAN HE •MEANT TO SCARE By Associated Press EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. — East St.. Louis police said Earl Hunter, 32, has admitted shooting to death Freeman F. Will in front of the American Legion Hall Friday night. Magistrate James J. O'Brien issued a murder warrant against Hunter, a truck driver, Saturday. Police quoted Hunter as saying there had been "bad blood" between Will and himself since Will, 40, recently married a relative of Hunter over the objection of Mrs. Will's family. Police said Hunter gave this version: Hunter and his father met Will on the street as Will left the hall. Will put his hand under his shirt and Hunter thought Will was reaching for a knife to attack Hunter's father, Hunter went to hl« car, got Hi .22 calibre rifle and fired once "t»^ scare him." Will was shot In the face. and summer homes about 70 per cent are Canadian-owned. As an added attraction, a new horse-racing oval built last year now has well-attended thoroughbred racing every Sunday during the summer. WAKTED Late Model USED CARS i .RVENTRE$S MOTOR 505 S. 10th Phone 4685 i 1 0 # design for better lighting lamps can be beautiful. and guard precious eyesight too! Good taste and good lighting can be combined in utterly lovely lamps—creations which are decorator styled and yet give adequate light. Reading by good light is easier, more fun! Rooms seem more restful, attractive, comfortable! Poor lamp styles, ignoring scientific lighting principles, place extra strain on the eyes. See the new lamps—select one that gives you the light you need. • ILLINOIS POWER COIMPANY SAVE 50% ON EVERY ROLL DURING COOK'S for SALE y WALLPAPER During this week long sale, you get TWO ROLLS OF WALLPAPER for the PRICE OF ONE—SAVE 50% of usual purchase price. Buy one roll of any pattern on display costing 23c or more per roll, and the second roll of the same pattern is yours at no charge. Choose from over 115 lovely patterns. (WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES* 23c PATTERNS SUNFAST THIS WEEK 2 ROLLS FOR 23 29c PATTERNS SUNFAST - WATERFAST THIS WEEK 2 ROLLS FOR 29 35c PATTERNS SUNFAST. WATERFAST THIS WEEK 2 ROLLS FOR 35 45c PATTERNS SUNFAST • WATERFAST THIS WEEK 2 ROLLS FOR 45 49c PATTERNS SUNFAST. 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