Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Lancaster, Ohio on June 4, 1947 · 1
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I r FDEE vvy DACES UyOM at Pah jlstNv w Grounds Weather: Increasing cloudiness and somewhat warmer today. Cloudy and warmer tonight and Thursday FULL LEASED ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE AND UNITED PRESS SERVICE NEA Service And King Features Comics ' . Price Five Cents ESTABLISHED 1809 NO. 41 LANCASTER, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1947 Tiny Peggy A Peggy, Cummins, tiny 20th" Century-Fox film star, was just a tired young girl last night, worn out by a King and bumpy plane ride over the mountains from Los Angeles to Columbus. She wasn't glamorous. She wore no makeup but lipstick. Her blonde hair, worn in a long, wavy bob when she arrived, in Lancaster yesterday afternoon, was pulled tightly back from her face into a bun at the back of her head. But when she spoke and smiled the result was electrifying. She has a beautiful voice, vibrant, rich, provocative. It's a voice you won't ever forget, once you've Her dimpled smile transforms and a very appealing face. She's tiny, only five feet, one inch tall and she weighs less than 100 pounds. Dressed in a black and white wool ensemble, her cherry red top coat with its navy blue reverses flung hurriedly across a chair the corner, Miss Cummins sat ncaster after dinner and graciously answered questions from the press. - t x Twice the interview wa interrupted by long distance calls from friends in Hollywood, who evidently already missed Peggy very much. So does her yellow kitten, "Timmy". "Mother told me earlier this evening when I talked with her mm. Businessmen See Prices aTaking Drop WASHINGTON W Many business men and oth ers believe that for the rest of this year most prices will tumble while wages push up-iWard. Chairman Taft (H-Ohio) said hat the general agreement "mong 583 persons who answered questionnaires in a business outlook survey made in behalf of the Senate-House economic committee. The group set June 23 for full-scale hearings on the survey and other data bearing on the state of the country's economic health. Sen. O'Mahoney (D- Wyo), a committee member, told a reporter he is impressed by the "large majority" of the business men, iAnion leaders, fanners, , economist! and editors who are "against any voluntary price arrangernint& tinder government sanction.' "That would be the surest and quickest way to monopoly," the Wyoming Senator declared. Encouraged By Report He said he is encouraged, too, by the report from Dunn and Bradstreet, which made the survey, that almost all of those questioned "advocated reduction ffa the level of the federal 'government debt" On the other hand, Taft could find support for his stand for immediate tax reduction in the re- S tort's statement that "large ma-orities of all groups except f arm-. ers" favored personal income tax cuts. Taft noted that most of the questionnaires went to business men, with only a few in other categories represented in the answers. He said the survey in no Mvay represents a cross-section of opinion. In fact the full Senate-House committee differed with the Dunn and Bradstreet summary' of findings in one respect. Scoff At Depression The committee concluded that business men were too pessimistic about the other fellow's prospects and decided that there is no "real support" for th fear that the nation mav be traveling toward a Oppression. tlTU- nnl.J U ...1.11. majority of those questioned predicted larger production and sales for their own firms, they didn't think the outlook was quite as good for others in their industry and thought prospects were definitely poorer for other types of industries. City Gets $59,461 CFrom County Jn Tax Settlement Lancaster today received $59,-461.50 from the county as its share in the February or first half settlement of real estate and inheritance' tax collections, City Auditor Rosannah Barnes announced. ' nt tho tntot m QfM QA urilt cm w wiruf yv ajuwwavw mm. w Jnto the citys general operating Mund, including $25,137.16 from real estate taxes, and $9,846.80 inheritance tax money. , The other portion, $24,477.54, including $17,174.99 realty tax money and $7,302.55 from special assessments, will go.into the city's bond retirement fund, Auditor Barnes said. Temperature Rises Again With Sunshine Temperatures, driven to cover by heavy rains, emerged with the glorious sunshine today and the mercury started climbing back near 'normal heights. According to the weatherman, increasing cloudiness tonight will carry over tomorrow but temperatures are to remain in the 70s. '. Yesterday the top mercury reeling was 71 an! the slide during the night carried the quick O snver 10 a low oi n. At noon 71 ... Thrilled To Be heard it in person or on the screen. her face, which is a very, young in her flower-filled suite at Hotel AND IN HIS OWN SUN hi p ?:,. if. P M IliiiiiilBliiilyii (NEA Telephoto) Johnny Albion waits nervously as a doctor examines him in Los Angeles, preparatory to digging out buckshot fired by an unidenti- fied gunman while the lad played in his back yard. Truman Tax Bill WASHINGTON ) President Truman will not act on the $4,000,000,000 income tax cut bill before he leaves for Kansag City Friday morning, Secretary Charles Ross said today. Ross told reporters he did no,t know whether Mr. Truman would act before he leaves for Canada next Monday after his return from the midwest In Kansas City, he will address the meeting of the 35th Division with which he served in the First World War. The tax bill, he added, has not yet reached the President's desk altho Congress completed work on it yesterday. Mr. Truman and congressional leaders of both parties conferred at the White House today but Ross said the tax legislation was not discussed. Mr. Truman has 10 days, not counting Sundays, to veto or sign thebilL Ross said the President will hold a news ' conference tomorrow and a regular cabinet meeting tomorrow afternoon. He said the cabinet session is not an emergency meeting but is merely advanced from Friday to accommodate the President. Aside from the limited period for presidential action on the legislation, there is also another time element nvolved. The bill on which the Senate completed congressional action yesterday is designed to take effect July 1. That means hundreds of thousands of revised withholding tax instructions and forms must go to employers in the next three weeks if the bill becomes law. Most withholdings would be cut 20 or 30 percent the first of next month. Speculation Rife One Democratic official on Capitol Hill told reporters last night that unless Mr. Truman has a last-minute change of mind he will veto the bill. But speculation continued rife. The Senate approved the measure in its final form yesterday, 48 to 28. The House voted for it Monday, 220 to 99. A two-thirds majority in both houses would be required to override a veto, and Senate Republicans concede they simply don't have the votes to do so. The measure provides for cuts ranging from 10.5 to 30 percent off present taxes over a full year, but only 5.25 to 15 percent for this calendar year. In addition, it would grant persons over 65 years of age an additional $500 personal exemption. Schedule Listed 1 The schedule of cuts: Of net income, after exemptions and deductions, of $1,000 or less, 15 percent in 1947, 30 percent in 1948 and subsequent years. In Horse Racing Picture that "Timmy", my kitten cried for me last night He always sleeps in my foom," Miss Cummins related, adding defensively, "he's just an ordinary alley cat but he's sweet" , . ' . The young Irish actress also loves horses and is an expert rider. She's thrilled over being cast in the leading feminine role of a horse racing picture, "Green Grass of Wyoming" and in traveling to Lancaster to 'make the racing scenes. Miss Cummins hadn't been back East since she arrived in Hollywood late in the fall of 1945. She flew from England to New York City. "Crossing the Atlantic by plane was much-more pleasant than crossing the United States" she said. "It's very smooth riding." (Flefca turn to Par Two) 12 YARD, TOO! V a . y I X. Puts Off Decision Equipment Stolen At Legion Home Burglars early yesterday stole equipment from a storage room after breaking into the home of Fairfield Post No. 11, American Legion, on Main Hill, 'according to police. The burglar or burglars pried open a window in the front of the Legion establishment to gain entrance, and broke locks on several doors to reach the basement storage room in the southeast corner of the building from where the equipment was removed outside through a rear entrance. ii nymn iijjjp II Ji mmmmmmWHH" it -mm PROCLAIMS MOVIE WEEK-END "Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 have been designated by me as 20th Century-Fox Movie Week-End in Lancaster. "We will honor the 20th Century-Fox studio of Hollywood on these two, days as a festure of appreciation for what this company is doing for the city of Lancaster. "The tact that 20th Century-Fox selected Lancaster as a typical American town, the natural beauty of the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, and historic Mount Pleasant, as the location and settings for the filming of Technicolor scenes to be shown in the production, "The Green Grass of Wyoming," gives us Lancastrians a sense of great pride and satisfaction. "We are grateful, too, to know that this 20th Century-Fox picture will draw international attention to the natural beauty of our city's surroundings when the movie is shown in cinema houses of the world. "Let us cooperate at all times with our distinguished guests and show them every courtesy during their stay here this month. Good impressions they obtain here will enhance the community's well-being and broaden its reputation as a hospitable and aggressive center. "Cognizant of the position in which Lancaster is placed, and the great value of the program being carried on by 20th Century-Fox here, I, as mayor of the city of Lancaster, proclaim Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, as '20th Century-Fox Movie Week-End' and urge every Lancaster citizen to participate in the festivities arranged for these two days at the Fairgrounds." FRED VON STEIN, Mayor of Lancaster. Lives Of 21 Saved By U.S. Coast Guard WINDSON, ONT. W Twelve persons lost their lives early today when the ore-laden freighter, Emperor, plowed into a rock in a treacherous Lake Superior passage and sank. Operators of the vessel, Canada Steamship Lines, said the body of one woman cook was recover ed and listed names of 11 other crew members, including two women, "known to be aboard and whose bodies have not been recovered." Twenty-one survivors were rescued by the U. S. Coast Guard and taken to Ft William, Ont, on the northern Lake Superior coast The company said the normal crew of the Emperor was 35 but that two crew members remained behind when the vessel left Port Arthur, QmV last night for Ashtabula. O. The 7,000 ton -freighter, went down at 4:10 a. m., about an hour after she sent out a distress tig? naL Veteran Skipper Lost Capt. Eldon Walkinshaw, 61-year-old veteran of 38 years, was among the victims of the worst Great Lakes shipping disaster in five years. ' There were no passengers aboard the ship, the steamship line said. , The scene of the sinking was off Passage Island light, where a wide but rock-studded channel connects upper Lake Superior with Thunder Bay. The area is near Isle Royale, a beautiful but remote national park 48 miles out in Lake Superior from Michigan's northernmost tip. The ship carried three women cooks and the coast guard said the body of one of them was recovered. Plane On Search ' The Emperor went down in about 64 feet of water. Details of the sinking were meager. A coast guard picket boat from Eagle Harbor. Mich., and a plane from Traverse City, Mich., set out in search of the missing crew members. At the time of the sinking, the temperature in the area stood in the mid-thirty degrees, the cold est June 4 reading in Michigan s history. ESCAPES B. L S. ' Darl Parker, 16 Canton, escap- ed last night from the state Boys' Industrial School, and was still at-large early today. Parker is the inmate captured several mon. ths ago by police while hiding in a North Broad-st apartment building. Officers fired several shots while chasing Parker thru yards and alleys. TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGT0N-4P) The position of the treasury June 2: balance $2,899,188,270.87. GAIT mWIE TURN TO BE GOOD GUY NOW ,-4 i f 4 1 Hi LLOYD NOLAN NOLAN'S POPULARITY WITH FANS DEMONSTRATED HERE , -hen $e appeared in person o ;t 3 year ago at'Colum budln collection with the "Capt. Eddie" picture, Lloyd No- lari received twice the ovation accorded the other stars in the party. His popularity with the fans was again demonstrated last night when he was nearly mobbed by autograph seekers on his arrival here. Lloyd and Miss Gertrude Wall, who are to play Mr. and Mrs. Rcb McLaughlin in "Green Grass of Wyoming,", found an eager crowd awaiting them when they reached Hotel Lancaster shortly after 10 p. ra. They had arrived in Columbus by train and had been brought directly here. 1 Local fans who last saw Lloyd as a villain in "Lady in the Lake" and just before that as a G-man in "House on 92nd St." will be pleased to learn that it's his turn to be a "good guy' 'again in the role he's now undertaking, that of the head of Goose Bar ranch. He hadn't much time to do more than snatch a moderate amount of sleep before he went to work this morning at the Fairgrounds. Because of weather-delay, the studio advanced the arrival of Nolan and Miss Wall. They are the last of the cast members to arrive. A native of San Francisco, and son of a shoe manufacturer, Lloyd Nolan always wanted to be an actor, so he talked his parents out of any other career ideas. Then he acted in college, little theatre groups, in Broadway plays and finally came into the movies where he is now making three pictures a year for 20th Century-Fox. Worked On Steamer . After five years of Santa Clara prep school, Lloyd entered Stanford University, only to be flunked out at the end of his first year. That decided him to go to sea. working his way around the world on a tramp steamer. So distinguished a sailor did he become that he ran the boat on the rocks in Marseilles and, on docking in New York, the boat burned. Nolan returned to Stanford to continue his education. One summer he and another student did a vaudeville sketch Lloyd's first acting job. This experience was short-lived, however, but in 1927 he gained valuable acting experience when he joined the Pasadena Community Theatre, working with Victor Jory and others who have since become famous. After this experience, Lloyd worked with Edward Everett Horton in "The Queen's Husband" and at the conclusion of this show, he decided New York was ready for him. It wasn't Finally, after many disappointments, he met the director of the New York Theatre Guild, who gave him a part in the road company of "The Front Page," where he understudied Roger Pryor and played a small part. , Bette Was Usherette When the show finally returned to New York, Lloyd went to Cape Cod Where he worked as a stage hand in the Dennis Theatre. Here he met the late Alice Brady. Bette Davis was an usherette in the theatre. Impatient with being a stage hand, Lloyd came to New York with the "Cape Cod Follies," which proved an instant flop. His next engagement was in Hoboken where he (riMM ton to Tw Two) from the audience that was Order Non-Union Workers To Bury Bodies 0M17 CLEVELAND (JP) An official at Lake View cemetery ordered 63 non-union workers to enter the burial grounds today in an attempt to resume interment of about 117 bodies that have accumulated for more than six weeks. Burials at Lake View have been held up since April 18 by a strike of AFL grave diggers and other employes, with these two exceptions: A minister and his two brothers last week ignored picket lines and dug a grave for their 72-year-old mother. Yesterday, three newly-hired employes dug another grave. C. B. Gleason, executive vice president of the Lake View cemetery Ass'n. said he hired 63 new workers after strikers ignored his final order. This he described as four cents hourly wage increases plus a guaranteed 47-week work year. , The union is asking for 10c an hour wage hikes and two cents additional an hour for each week the strike lasts. LIVES TO TELL Seldom does the pilot of a crashed airliner live to tell what happened, but Capt. Benton R. ("Lucky") Baldwin is an exception. He escaped with bums from DC-4 that crashed at La-Guardia Field, New York City, killing 42 people and is expected to teft"y in investigation . of cause pi the disaster. f i it. .... vJ : ... ..i -TABT move Mil TIM Nolan, Geraldine Wall Join Others Perfect picture-making weather brought smiles to the faces of visiting' movie company folk and thrills to Lancastrians today as sunshine finally gave the go signal to shooting of scenes at Lancaster Fairgrounds for "Green Grass of Wyoming." ' With the arrival last night of Lloyd Nolan and Geraldine Wall, the cast was complete and all of the actors started their workday schedule "on location" at 8:30 o'clock this morning while hundreds of local citizens watched and marveled. Except for a very few of them, it was the first time any had witnessed movies in the making.; ; Today was a sample of what is to be going on daily at the Fairgrounds' for the next several weeks. With the exception of ' the two-day race meet this Saturday and Sunday, the routine will ' follow today's pattern. Visitors will always be welcomed and desired. They will have the opportunity not only to see the stars act but to appear with them in many of the Technicolor scenes, t " As an additional attraction, there will be special awards made every hour by the film company for distribution among the specta- , tors. There is to be no admission charge at any time to grounds or amphitheatre. The Jaycees are operating a lunchstand on the midway and next week there will be rides and other concessions, : bringing a fairtime atmosphere to the entire grounds, already decorated for the racing scenes. 4 TWO THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE AT MOVIE-MAKING Robert Snody, business manager for the 20th Century-Fox company here expressed elation at the crowd that showed up for this morning's film-making at the Fairgrounds and voiced appreciation of the local public's fine cooperation. Between 500 and 600 were on the grounds and at least twice 4hat many were expected this afternoon. The spectators were used in scenes photographed today. , Director Louis King asked that spectators observe two rules while the film-making is in progress: 1. Never look directly at the camera if yon are part ef the scene.' 'w; v. 2. When the director sounds his whistle once, thai means that final rehearsal or actual Khootiog is starting and absolute silence is necessary during tka dialogue. . fctcond blowing of the whistle ends the scene and talking may b resumed. ' ' Visiting newsmen and camermen from neighboring Ohio cities swarmed into the Fairgrounds yesterday and today to interview the stars and staff men for feature stories for the papers. Press services and individual publications are carrying daily articles and pictures of the 20th Century-Fox venture here. With a half-holiday for stores and offices tomorrow afternoon ,the attendance is expected to swell into the thousands at the Fairgrounds. If the weather continues to be favorable, there will be a full schedule of picture taking Thursday. 3IISS WALL 'MOTHER' OF FILM STARS, SISTER OF RADIO STAR The sister of Portia and the mother of Van Johnson, June Haver, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Lucille Bremer, and many others arrived in Lancaster last night to be the mother of Bob Arthur, juvenile star of "Green Grass of Wyom ing. She is Miss Geraldine Wall, character actress who specializes in mother roles. In real life she is the sister of Miss Lucille Wall, originator, and current portrayer of the part of Portia of the radio serial, "Portia Faces Life," and Belle Jones in "Lorenza Jones." As a movie mother, Geraldine WaU has been most successful in getting her progeny married off. She no sooner finished playing Van Johnson's mother in his latest film, "High Barbaree," than the bobbysoxers' idol took a bride. As June Haver's mother in Miss Wall's most recent picture, "Scudda Hoo, Scudda Hay," the the maternal actress saw her erstwhile "daughter" wed soon after its conclusion. As young Arthur's "Wyoming" mother she's frankly warning him of the hazard involved. She's even casting a wary eye on "Butch" Jenkins, her son in "Boys' Ranch" altho he's barely past kindergarten age. Two Days On Train Traveling since Sunday night, Miss Wall, wearied by the long train trip, reached Columbus last night at 10 o'clock and was in Lancaster about an hour later. With her came Lloyd Nolan. He and she are Rob and Nell McLaughlin in the movie here, parents of Ken, played by Arthur. Somewhat revived by a beautiful full-moonlit drive on the auto trip from Columbus here. Miss Wall graciously consented to a late interview because the start of work early this morning would allow her no time today. She was smartly dressed in a tailored suit and dark turban wound about her dark hair. Her eyes are blue, her features mobile, her smile ready and charming. Her manner is informal, somwhat sophisticated. Miss Wall's mother was bom in Canton, O., but the latter's family moved out of the state when she was quite youne. The actress claims New York City as her birthplace and former home. Known Al "Grand Trouper" She now lives in Hollywood where she was in the process of moving into a new apartment when the call came from the studio to entrain at once for Lancaster, O, "I just turned over my key to the interior decorator," she commented. "There wasn't anything else I could do. She was on the New York stage for ten years before entering on a film career. Her first picture was "Winged Victory." She later lived abroad for six years, returned to Hollywood and picture making. Miss Wall formerly worked for Republic pictures, appearing in "Girls of the Big House" and "The Madonna's Secret" Her associates will tell you she's a "grand trouper." And that's the highest kind of praise. Severe Penalties Faced For Selling Drinks To Minors c6LUMBUS, O. W Frank Krebs, acting chairman of tha state liquor board, warned today that severe penalties would be ordered for violators of the rules against sales to minors. "Persistent and flagrant violators, face revocations of their per mits," he said. Walter Mitchell, another member, added the board would back the enforcement division "100 per cent." . "Where we find that the desire for profits exceeds observance of the liquor laws and regulations and disregards respect for common decency, offenders may expect no mercy from this board," Mitchell declared. As the summer school vacation period neared for most Buckeye youngsters, Lt. Floyd Moon, acting enforcement chief of the liquor department, instructed agents-in-charge of the state's nine enforcement districts to watch taverns and night clubs closely for infraction of the state law banning sale of 3 2 b?er i anyone under 18 and rf beverages 'with greater alcoholie content to persons undfr 21. The state board of liquor control has heard eight caws involving sales to minors in th la'it month, revoked lu'enws of thn of the permit holders emm-'l and suspended licences of 0; other five from 30 days to mt months.

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