The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 24, 1950
Page 7
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MONDAY, j JLT *4, 19SO BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE Actor Says Vigor Due To Athletic Boyhood By BOB THOMAI < HOLLYWOOD, July 24 W) — Edmund owenn, wracked with a virus Infection that would have aent £*younger actor to bed, sat in his •essing room ready for work. AlthouK pain was stabbing him between the shoulders, the 72-year- old smiled quietly at the movie kids who paraded past his door to sneak * look at the man who played Santa Clans. Gwenn was awaiting i call to the set of "Tor Heaven's Sake," his fifth big picture in a row. I asked him how he keeps up the heavy schedule. "Oh, I thrive on work, really," he answered. "I've worked hard all my life. I'd rather work than be idle. "I think it was my athletic youth that keeps me going. I was quite an amateur athlete, you know. I played rugby football, boxed and swam. That sort of training stands you in good stead in later years. It gave me a good constitution than can stand almost anything." He thumped his chest for emphasis. From "Good Stock" "Also. I came from good slock ' My father and mother were extremely healthy, my mother especially. Anything I may have achieved I owe to her." Owenn is now In his 55th year AS an actor and he reminisced over his early days in England. "It was George Bernard Shaa virtaully was the sponsor career," he mused. "I had been around London, doing a few littl roles but not getting very far Quite by surprise, Shaw wrote and-said he had a part for me in his new play. 'Man and Super man.' That was what first brough me to attention. "It was quite remarkable how I first got typed. I played in John Galsworthy's "Justice.' in which I had a kindly role. But the public didn't go for the play; it was too grim. James Barrie picked me to be a bad-tempered, stitf-nccked ^sotil in "What Every Woman Knows.' It ran for a year and for a long time afterward I was chosen for gruff roles. . "A person easily gets typed In our business. Nowadays I am typed as Santa Claus." Likes Lassie . Besides his academy-awarded role as St. Nick in "Miracle on 34th St.," Gwenn has performed in numerous Lassie pictures. Most actors abhor playing with dogs and babies, which • re not only hard to control but also notorious jcene-stealers. But Gween revea<ed his kind nature: "I like lassie. He's a very fine dog and very well behaved, too. It is sometimes hard to work with him because the slightest change or disturbance will throw him off. recall one time when we had a in which we parted on a road. I had a long speech and we could never get it. Lassie kept hearing fallen leaves and he'd pick up his ears. "Still, I would rather work with dogs than babies. Poor little-dears, they're so helpless." Gwenn keeps a vigorous schedule at an age when most men have re tired to putter in the garden. I asked him if he ever thought he'd quit. "Good heavens, no," h« replied. "I wouldn't know what to do without work. Ill keep acting as long as people will put up with me." Sourdough, 76, Defeats Bear With Switch and Pocket Knife FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 34. (AP) — Smenty-tix-year-ott «our- dough Dan OUli U recovering (rum a battle with » black bear. The bear < wu armed with teeth and claws. OlUlj had only a willow branch and a pocket knife. "But you ought to ttt the bear," he commented good ruturedly Saturday. GlllLs ii nursing bites and scratche* and a laceration in one arm where the bruin's t«th cut completely through. GUIs said he »'is walking along a trail near hi* cabin at Dome Creek, about JO miles northwest of here, swinging a willow branch to brush away the mosquitoes. "1 heard footsteps. I turned around to see a big black bear keep- Ing step with me," he recalled. Qillls said he brandished the willow branch, which was decidedly the wrong thing to do. The bear charged, knocking the old man down. By some fluke he fell toward the animal, he said, pushing the bear off balance. "That gave nie time to pull out my pocket knife." While the bear was clawing at him, Gillts said he closed in and let the bruin have a few slsshes over the heart. The bear lurched back and Gillls rnn for trie road with the animal's "hot breath on ray neck." A crew car of the Fab-banks Exploration Co., had been left in the road by a group of mining men. Gillls .squeeezd in the cab and slammed the door In the bear's face. "The bear stood and considered the situation. Finally his Up curled In a snear or disgust ind he lumbered off," the old-timer said. When the mining men returned to the car they found Gillls bleed- Ing badly from lacerations. "Wonder what kind of a story the bear told when he got home?" Gillis grinned. "Bet he felt sheepish, letting an o!d man get the best of him with a little old pocket knife." Don't forget to VOTE Tuesday July 25th. It May be Nine Months Before GM Builds Tanks CLEVELAND, July 24. UP>— I t may be nine (a 12 months before Cadillac starts building tanks at the Fislier bomber plant near Cleveland airport. That was the word from Col. David J. Crawford, commander of the Detroit arsenal, Friday night. He said negotiations for the contract still were going on. Charles E. Wilson, president of General Motors, of which Cadillac is i division, said the transmissions for the tanks would be made at OM's Allison division In Indianapolis. No announcement of the type of vehicle to be produced was made. but sources In Detroit said It may be i new 28-ton light tank which recently was described by the Army as "sensational." During World War Two, the Fisher Bomber plant turned out sections of B-20 bombers, It was built at a cost of $50,000,000 and has IW OAK or SUMAC Science has discovered an excellent new treatment (or ivy, o:ik or sumac poisoning, ll's flcnlle and s:ife, dries tip the blisters in a surprisingly short lime, — olten williiu 24 hours. At druggists, 59* Ask for IVY-DRY about 1.600,000 feet crj floor rhe Isle of Man was technically at war with Ormany from 1914 to 1945. Don't forget to VOTE Tuesday, .July 25th. FOR SALE eornrta, U lack a* 41 Inch *Lala •> raufora* Ala* C.nrrrU BoUdlat Bl.tftj aheap- ~ er UUD lH9bd (w haasea. p«np boater tool thc4a Call mi r*r rrM TILE OSCEOLA fc CULVERT CO. BIG LIFT Jack Walsh- broke Ihe world weight-lifting record in Trenton, raising 4235 pounds on his back. A 22-year-old New Jersey State employee, Walsh stands five feet eight, weighs 180 pounds. The previous mark, 4140 pounds, was held by Luis Cyr, 390-pound French-Canadian. . Fickle Felines STELCAM, (AP)—Mother cat's offspring take no notice of her except at mealtimes these days. The rest of the time, the kittens cuddle warmly under a little red hen. The cat just sits forlornly about a foot from the nest, waiting for the kittens to get hungry. Cause No. 1928. The administrator reserves the right to reject all bids for any reason whatsoever. This July 6th, 1950. W. C. Higginson, Administrator of the Estate of Lem Smith, deceased i Marcus Evrard, atty. for Estate. ! 7|10-n-2: Contractors! Builders! Air-Cooled Comfort Sells Homes Quickly IN THE PROBATE COURT ft)B THE CHICXASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of Lem Smith, deceased No. 19S8 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE TO PAY DEBTS Notice is hereby given that W. C. Higguison as administrator of the estate of Lem Smith, deceased, will at 10:00 o'clock.A.M. July JI, 1850 at the front door of the courthouse in Blythevilie, Arkansas offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the following described property of Lem Smith, deceased, situated In Mississippi County, Arkansas, to-wit: Lot Seven (7), Block One (1), Hollipetcr Second Addition to the City of Blythevilie, Arkansas. : Tliis sale is made for the purpose - of paying debts of Lem Smith, deceased, and is conducted undci the laws of Arkansas and is subject to the approval of the Probate Court for Ihc Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas in The Hunter Attic Fan Low in Cost Easy fo Install A complete home cooling ank —no accessories to buy. Attractive automatic shutter included, Mounted m moulded rubbex cushions — Bound insulated. Factory-lubricated, scaled ball bearings. Guaranteed top performance backed by Hunter's 63 year experience m Ian making exclusively. Order Now—Prompt Denver} Can—Write or Wire Riechman-Crosby Co. ra S. Frwrt St., MmpMs • fm. l-MM ferrlnf butotfry Uat* !«*! VOTE FOR John J. COWAN For State REPRESENTATIVE A young lawyer, qualified to serve you well/ who will strive to promote your interests and the progress of Mississippi County. / Political A«T*rtlataf raM for VT J»rm }. Cmraa Hudson Does It Again! ^ ^^B^a^^^ W Men's 100% Wool TROPICAL SUITS Must Be Cleared Immediately Reg. $60 Values will also buy a Genuine Gabardine Suit . . . Expertly tailored Choice of Five Smart Colors • • - . . o s (Small Charge for Alteration) Porlis Straw Hals Entire Stock Mesh Dress Shirts Entire Stock-Reg. 3.95 Price You Save When You Trade at the Little Store With the Big Business! HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Blytheyille, Arkonsos Steele, Missouri

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