The Kokomo Morning Times from Kokomo, Indiana on June 25, 1967 · Page 19
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The Kokomo Morning Times from Kokomo, Indiana · Page 19

Kokomo, Indiana
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Sunday, June 25, 1967
Page 19
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BEHIND THE SCENES * * By HARRISON CARROLL * Y » * . * *, SWANK COUNTRY CLUB TO INCLUDE , GALLERY , · HOLLYWOOD--On a cultur kick, Tony -Curtis, who ha come a long way since he wa; 'a New York boy named Schwartz,' has persuaded Dean Martin and the other 'backers of the, n e w Beverly Hills Country,,Club . to'" include" a gallery'- where H t l l y w o _ o d stars can show art treas- Teny Curtis ·st w i t h ie plan, Tony will loan' his precious P i - c a s s o s and other paintings. His idea has been accepted and will be incorporated in the club now being conceived by the famed, golf course designer, Robert Trent Jones. Wouldn't surprise me if Tony is named art curator of the swank new establishment. · SPENCER TRACY, greatest of · them all, once was ready to slug me In the old Clover Club, but later we became friends. So sorry I did not get on the set of his last picture, . Stanley Kramer's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." Spence, in' delicate health, worked only four hours a' day. I'm told by peo-~ - pie on the picture that he predicted his .own death, hi fact . was worried that it would happen before he could complete the film. THE PACE is killing me. In addition to the Daisy Club, we now have the new discotheque, "The Wheel," formerly "The Other Place." Gould Morrison and Jon von Neumann have done a' fancy job of redecorating. Interesting foursome in the dining room: Zsa Zsa Gabor with Danny Slater and Lizabeth Scott with Bill Dugger. In the main room, I sat next to Sandra Giles and Mac Krim. Larry Krieger told me he and wife Shirley have separated. Bob Calhoun was with ex-wife Bodil. Among the other twosomes wriggling to the live music: ; Erika Peters. KID NAMED SCHWARTZ TO SHOW TREASURES Devore with Irv-Welntraug. Susan Cabot with Roy Rayna. The Daisy, of course, was jumping., as usual. Kip Whitman, (Stu's brother! with B. J. Herman, told me that Stu's beautiful French wife," Caroline, had the' mumps. Patty Duke offered,^ dance with me. but I'm too old for those wild Watusis. Happy to see that Patty had discarded her'blue denims and was in a sexy, white mini-skirt. She was; of course, with her husband. Monty Grasky was dividing his tinie between Trina Mitchum (Bob's daughter) and Francesca Hilton (Zsa Zsa's chick). Gorgeous Jessica Sene- chas was with Al Mathes again. IF DISNEY'S "The One and Only Genuine, Original Family Band" finished in tinie, Lesley Ann Warren was to jet East with bridegroom Jon Peters. Lesley was to do a fashion layout for "The Happiest Millionaire," have that second religious ceremony, and be back here the next day for "The Happiest Millionaire" premiere. · HYPNOTIST Pat C o l l i n s opened big at the Playboy Club. Among the twosomes: Margaret 31ye with Brian Kelly, Linda* 2ristal with John Galley . . ,. Marianne Gordon and Jimmy 3oyd were back together at the Litiau. And co-owner Steve 2rane told me his son, Stephen, flew to Honolulu with Helen and Doug McClure . . . Real estate man Mike Silverman sold the G u m m o Marx home in Beverly Hills for $150,000 . . . The LATE BEAT: Sarita Vara, who just f i n i s h e d a nude scene in "Sol Madrid! " with co-owner P a u l Wexler a t D i n o 's Lodge . . . An- Dcon Martin na Capri with Dick Bakaly- m and Moira McGivney with till Dana at Stefanino's . . . Vancy Beaver (is she a doll!) with attorney Norman Dolin at .u Petit Jean. KOKWO (IHi) MORNING TIMES ****$.WM A* REPORTER DAVE ASHENFELTER'S last interview with the late Frank Edwards in the. Morning Times newsroom. (Morning Times Photo) ' _ · . ' Frank Edwards: A man who very greatly impressed me 106 attend Alumni meet AMBOY - One hundred and six graduates and their guests were present at the 37th annual Clay High School (Miami County) Alumni meeting. Hie meeting was held at the school with the .theme for the program being, "Look Who's Here." The Rev. Ray Keim, alumni member, gave an address and a special music program was On study tour TIPTON - Bob and Mike Kurtz, sons of Dr. and Mrs. William A. Kurtz RR 1, Tipton, left June 8 for an eight- week study tour in Europe. In New York, they joined 40 other students who are taking part .in" the "Wander With Pro- lessor Winsey" study program ·ffered by DePauw University. *ie group sailed on the Queen "7 and will 'fly home. While ..., Europe they will tour the 'points of art interest, including museums, cathedrals and art exhibits ,of eleven different .countries. Private visit . PARIS (UPI).- Col. Max, Dominique, son-in-law of President, Francois Duvalier of Haiti,, arrived Saturday to start .whatthe called "aprivate visit in Europe."* Dominique, accord panied by his wife and mother, was ; ,,evasive, when asked the reasons,,' for his' unscheduled ~, arrival in Europe. After a brief stopover, he new on .to Geneva. presented by the "Gospel- Lites Trio." Meredith Jenkins, President, was in charge of the business meeting. Officers elected for next year are: Bob Dye, presi. dent; Dale Daniels and Thurman Agness, vice presidents; Karen Jenkins, secretary-treasurer; and Mrs. Verne Pence, assistant secretary-treasurer. By DAVE ASHENFELTER Tint* Staff Wriltt Frank Edwards, former American Federation of Labor, commentator, pioneer broadcaster, reporter, author and avid UFO investigator is dead. He died at his Indianapolis residence Friday of an apparent heart attack. The author of several books including, "Stranger than Science", "My First 10,000,000 Sponsors", "Strange World,"and "Flying Saucers, - Serious Business," he had made several television appearances. I first came in contact with Frank Edwards in the Spring of 1966 during which time I began work on a research paper entitled, "Flying Saucers - Fact or Fiction." I spent several weeks researching the subject, was aware Edwards was an expert on the subject and decided to question him about certain aspects of the research paper. One evening I telephoned him at the Indianapolis television station where he worked as a late evening news commentator. His reply to my call was brief -- "Send me your questions in a self-addressed stamped envelope. I'll be glad to answer your questions." Within a week I received, a reply. Most of the questions were far out and as a result I discovered several "bunks" on memarginof the letter. During the Fall of 1966 I wrote several articles about UFO's. Perhaps this is why a local radio broadcaster called me · one evening with the question, "Would you like to interview Frank Edwards?" I strolled into the KokomoCountry Club an hour later. 1 saw Frank sitting on a sofa discussing his favorite subject -- flying saucers. We discussed UFO's for several minutes. I left the interview that evening with his latest book,, "Flying Saucers Serious Business." Inside the cover Frank wrote: "To Dave Ashenfelter - Don't read this after dark - Frank Edwards 1966." Two months later Frank again visited Kokomo; this time for a program he was giving at Havens Auditorium. I called Frank fifteen minutes before showtime and scheduled another interview with the fascinating man. About two hours later a relatively heavy set man walked into the office and said, "I've been looking for you." He made the interview simple. He sat opposite my typewriter and-began"talking. Before leaving he told me the easiest way to contact him and gave me several tips on reporting. This was my last talk with Frank Edwards, a man who greatly impressed me. During that last interview, I noticed he looked very tired. I imagine he was. He,was enthusiastic about his work and probably spent a large amount of time researching the subject while gathering more reports for another book. In the seven months thathavepassed, Ihave often beenaskedaboutFrankEdwards. "What is he like," I have often heard. To me Frank Edwards was a liard worker, a man who was deep in his subject. Fie was the kind of person who makes reporting enjoyable. Unlike many persons, he knew what he was talking about and did his best to convince the public that flying saucers are real. Of the flying saucer enthusiasts I've talked with, Frank Edwards came the\ closest to making me a UFO Believer. WANT ADS WORK WONDERS JULY 22nd / [LIMES \ Not a bad way to spend a buck. DAY-U.S.A.I "/ CELEBRATING OUR 3rd ANNIVERSARY KOKOMO MORNING / - TIMES OWNED AHD OPERATED BX THE PEOPL£ f ..fOft THE PEOPLE Shefsl 00 only Sunday Only U.S. 31 BY PASS A T H O F F E R 'O'i'lilltil nlliwinita by tliuftl ';M SrM«rni.' liiitiiujnln" / Home of thp Worlds Greatest 150 H ammirqpr KOKOMO SPEEDWAY Ask Merchants for- FREE DISCOUNT COUPONS All rides and gate only 15£ with merchants coupons. 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