The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1954 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 21, 1954
Page 15
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BLYTHBVILL1 (ARK.) OOURIM N*Wf WITH AMERICA'S FINEST PRODUCTS FRIGIDAIRE Ranges, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water coolers. MAYTAG Washer, dryers, ranges, freezers, Ironer. R.C.A. Television, radios, record players. tape recorders, Hi-Fi instruments. J. H. G. Service C. ; P.P. 'Sales and Service* E. DUO-THERM Gas & oil space heaters, floor furnaces, water heaters. YOUNGSTOWN Sinks, dishwashers, garbage disposal units, cabinets. LEWYT Vacuum cleaners. PIANOS Baldwin and Poole SPORTING GOODS Browning, Ithaca, Remington, Savage, Stevens, Winchester guns and ammunition and hunting equipment— fishing equipment— football, basketball and baseball equipment J. W. A. Owner D. g. g. Bookkeeper G. F. Piano Sales Revere, Mirro, Club Aluminum utensils. Ballerina, Pyrer dishes and dinnerware. Cutlery <fc kitchen accessories. Sunbeam, G.E., Hamilton Beach, Universal, Dormeyer, Presto small appliances. Good used appliances and pianos Phonograph records and accessories. Parts and Service For what we sell • Oldest Appliance Dealer in Mississippi County T. M. Salesman James H. Grissom George Ford Philip Frei Troy Myrick J. W. Adams Sunshine Smith ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 208 W. Main Ph. 2-2071 Lucian Gaines Edrie Gaines Vernon Boyd 3 OFF F JRN New TURE Lucian Gaines 406 E. MAIN Phone Poplar 3*635? 'Crazy' Yanks (And Money) Tickle Britons By TOM A. CUIXEN NEA Staff Correspondent LONDON—NEA)—The "Silly Season"—a wave of summer madness that swept over England with tha arrival of the American tourists— is nearly over, and already Britons are sighing with regret. Thanks to the Americans, it was the gayest, daffiest, freest-spending summer' Britain has known since the 1930's, even though the weather was the worst. The Americans came in greater numbers (125,000 by the end of .July) and spent more money (an estimated $118,500,000) than ever before. They brought with them rhinestone-studded. pipes for women (which didn't catch on), the par- ior game Scrabble (which did), Groucho Marx (who couldn't get out of England quick enough, and Senator iTefauver, complete with coonskin cap. * * » They also brought a streak of zaniness which dies hard. It started when a Texan in a Stetson hat flew under two of London's bridges and did a victory roll over a third in a rented plane in order to win favor with a "super-doll" from his home town, Lubbock. "She promised to marry me," explained Gene Thompson, the Texan in question, "if I'd quii cussing, shave every day and fly under the bridges." Gene skipped England just ahead of a $300 fine and an invitation from London polic* to tx- pl*in his exploit. * • • But after that, Britons were prepared for anything from goldfish-gulping marathons to Americans who sit on flagpoles just for the sheer hell of it. Pro. William Bean, of Iowa, did his best not to disappoint. Bean delivered a 45-minute lecture at the staid Guy's Hospital, London, all in verse. His subject: the navel. After this umbilical tour de force came an 850-mile tour of England by a dozen ancienr American sports cars in competition with as many British "old crocks." The American jalopies were headed by a 1906 Stanley Steamer, which gets 35 miles to a tankful of water, and included such ghostly worthies as Pierce Arrow, Stutz Bearcat, Kissel and Biddle. * * * The English countryside hasn't yet settled down from the clatter and crank of the big. brassy monsters speeding along at 25 rn. p. h. Their linen-dusted, goggled drivers sent children screaming to their mothers that a Martian invasion was on. The "Silly Season" was brought to a climax by the arrival of the Campbells of America for a clan gathering in Edinburgh, Scotland. Not since the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692 had there been an official gathering of the Clan Campbell, and this one -was different,^ to say the least. The Americans arrived in lim- Here's Quick Way to Beat Adversity— By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD C*—How to conquer adversity in on* quick lesson. The conqueror Is Harry Belafonte, the sensational young singer. He saved his career in one evening. It happened a couple of years ago in Las Vegas. Harry had made a small hit in a couple of chic night spots in New York with his singing of folk songs. Very high brow stuff. So some smart character booked him into Vegas, jnot realizing the difference be- jtween the smart Manhattan audiences and the pleasure seekers of the Nevada spas. "I played the first show of the evening, and it was horrible," re- ousines, headed by a convertible upholstered in Campbell dress tartan and equipped with a musical horn that played the opening bars of "The Campbells Are Coming." The summer of Ifl64 will linger long in' memory. It was the season when Britons recaptured some of their post-war joy of living, thanks to their crazy American cousins. Harry. "I don't meaa they jurt didn't Ilk* my act; they werr abusive. The orchestra members started snickering among .themselves. The 'dese and dem* guys started to get threatening. I"m sure that if stoning had not been punishable by law, I would have gotten it from the. audience. "I got mad. I didn't mind if they didn't like my act. That was their privilege. But I thought it was wrong for them to be hurling such abuse at me. Starts Salvaging TAt Norn* Lfoftr§ On ^ COLUMBUS, Ohio (« — .M jmt buggy needs repairs, pleat* do not write to The Columbu* Buggf Parts Co. It won't b« able to ht* you. the firm went out of til* buggy parts business years ago. It now handles auto parts^ But, says Fred A." Wirthman, operator of the business, he still receives dozens of orders every year for parts for the old-timn "I decided to salvage what ijhorsedrawn conveyance. could. I had opened the show with a couple of old English folk songs. Naturally they fell flat. So I told my accompanist, Millard Thomas, to bring out some of the arrangements we had been saving. "We juggled the act completely. The reaction was entirely different, from the first song. The audience was enthusiastic, and we were the talk of the Las Vegas strip." From then on, Harry was in. He played one of the leading roles in Pushing Power DETROIT '« — At least thr«* makes of cars will have engines developing in excess of 260 horsepower in 1955. The steady increas« in power output has started speculation that 1956 may see a. 300 horsepower automotive engiee of the customary piston, type. merits. Harry enrolled at an actor's workshop, where he studied with MGM's "Bright Road." He starred such eager young actors as Maron Broadway in "John Murray An- Uon Brando and Tony Curtis. But "unlike the others, he had little op- derson's Almanac" and came back to Hollywood to play the lead in "Carmen Jones." He is embarking on a night club tour, having just closed at the Cocoanut Grove sere. 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