The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 8, 1954
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NWS PAGE FIVE Comedian Gobel Gets Laughs from Pauses (Flril of J articles on Georfe Gobel) By Bob Thomas HOLLYWOOD (AP) — The least likely person to be the biggest new sensation in tele vision is a 34-year-old Chica goan named George Gobel. He Is certainly not what you would expect in a TV star. He Is short, with a face that is reminiscent of a persimmon. He addresses the audience without smiling. Between his lines, he drops pauses In which Milton Berle could squeeze five jokes. Yet the sober-faced Gobel is being hailed as the greatest comedy find tn TV since I Love Lucy debuted three years ago. After only five weeks with his own show, he is the talk of the town. Children— and their parents too—are repeating Gobellsms like "Well, I'll be l dirty bird" and "You can't hardly get them no more." When David O. Selznick put on his million-dollar show for the electric Industry, he passed up' the name comics and gave the only comedy spot to Qobel. He convulsed 65 million viewers with his wacky explanation of an electronic brain. Never the Same Gobel's success isn't easy to analyze. His comedy style certainly doesn't translate on paper. For instance, band leader John Scott Trotter will comment: "It has come to our attention that some people aren't watching the commercials." Qobel: (pause "Well, I'll be a dirty bird." (pause) "Now that just Isn't in keeping with the American way of life." (pause). It's those pauses that drive his show's creators nuts. Director- writer Hal Kanter will carefully rehearse Gobel through the show, correcting him several times on the reading of a line. At showtime, Gobel will read the line entirely differently, then pause and milk a tremendous laugh. Gobel's delivery sometimes amazes even Gobel. When he saw the film'ol his first show, he exclaimed: "Don't I even open my mouth? I look like a ventriloquist" In an era when most TV comics bat you over the head, Qobel applies a feather duster. He is the re- erse of the know-it-all, being the somewhat more suave version of the bedeviled souls like Charlie Chaplin and Harry Langdon. who evoked sympathy on the silent screen. Started in War This rapid rise appears to have changed Gobel not at all. He finds he is much busier than he used to be, but otherwise he remains the same. The war did many things to people, but it made a comic out, of Qeorge Gobel.. He had done some radio work as a singer. As an Air Force pilot he was drafted for shows and his mumbled comments on Army life drew guffaws from the GIs. His delivery was the same then as now George attributes it to the fact that he is inhibited. "I was always the smallest boy in school," he says. "When I went in the Air Force, I was 5 feet 4% inches. The limit was 5 feet 5. Life has always been like that." (Tomorrow: Gobel's long rise through the night club circuit. His big break. The comedian at home.) Poetry Is tor the fars COUNCIL BLUFFS. Iowa W> — Mrs. May Arbuthnot, professor emeritus at Western Reserve University. Cleveland, gave a teachers' meeting here this advice: "In the elementary schools, I think that poetry should be heard and not- seen. If the children hear poetry first, it is much better and there is no need to terrorize them by demanding memory work." Let me show you The Beautiful New 1955 PONTIAC The most Beautiful and Most Powerful Pontiac ever Built! Jimmie Williams Noble Dili Pontiac Incorporated FREE NATIONS VS. REDS-LINE-UP IN EUROPE-The Inclusion ol West Germany into NATO has given the free nations a huge lift. When fully armed she will be able to contribute 500 000 well-trained troops. But as far as manpower is concerned, the West is still far behind the Soviet Union and its satellites. Above Newspiap shows how nations line up and approximate military strength for each. Czechoslovakia and Austria don't have any standing army, and Switzerland only has a small police force. News By SONNT SANDERS Edward Shelton, principal of Caruthersville High School, has stated that the week on November 7-13 is American Education Week. While there will not be special open house festivities, the parents of the students are invited to visit the school and see for themselves ivhat and how their children learn, he said. Mr. Shelton said that parents make heavy investments in their ihildren such as providing food, :lothing, homes, and schools. He continued by saying that isn't enough. They should also invest some of their time with their children and at least once a year visit ihe schools their children attend. Several members of the local high school's Student Activity Commit- :ee attended the ninth annual district meeting of the Missouri Association of Student Councils at Sikeston Wednesday- Elizabeth Christian, the local organization's reporter, was elected district secretary-treasurer. Other members o{ the Caruthers- ,ille S.A.C. attending the Sikeston meeting were Julie Hawkins, Lee Bennett Jones, Carolyn Bookout, md Larry Gilmore. Next year the district, meeting fill be held at CarutheW'ille. The local Junior Chamber of Commerce met at their club house Tuesday night and several of their present projects were discussed. However, no new business came be"ore the group. The Caruthersville Chapter of the Order of DeMolay held an Initiatory Degree initiation for three new candidates Thursday evening The new candidates are Al Pounds and Dennis Bracey, both of Caru- :hersville, and Earl M. Coppage, Jr., of Braggadocio. Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde Ovton motored to Booneville Tuesday and returned home Wednesday. His trip was a business trip. Tommy Lee Smith spent last weekend here visiting with his father, Mr. Emerson Smith. LITTLE LIZ— A womon shows she's married by wearing a ring—a man, by wearing lost year's suit. tnut FLEXIBLE. SHATTERPROOF "E BETTER, LAST LONGER Brondtd on lh* Uf Mwnt Satisfaction Guaranteed Hubbard Hardware Co. 213 W. Main Ph. 2-2015 Volunteers Test Survival Kits WASHINGTON W)—Thirty volunteers, ranging in age from 3 to 69, returned to their homes last night after camping three days and two nights in a cold Maryland creek bottom, testing disaster survival kits. Except for bedrolls, the kits were the only equipment used at the camp site near Spencerville, Md. The kits, providing enough concentrated food for three days, were tested by students and faculty families of Washington Missionary College, operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Civil defense agencies cooperated. Duck-Napers Lure Prey to Big Car SAN FRANCISCO UfV-An elderly woman got out of nn expensive automobile in Golden Gate Park, followed by a young woman and a man. The young woman carried a sack, from which she spilled a trail of grain. This lured a pair of gullible white ducks to follow them. A witness told police that, as this strange procession neared the limousine, the elderly woman and the man seized the ducks, stuffed them — quacking in protest — Into two cartons. With that, the group piled into WORTH THINKING ABOUT... Even the Highest Priced Suit Looks Only As Good As Its Last Cleaning Job! Be Sure Of The Finest— Call HUDSON! ONLY HUDSON FEATURES STAYBRIGHT Our modern cleaning with Slaybright does more than just dean—it actually restores the original lustrous color to your clothes and makes them look like NEW. And that's not all, STAYBRIGHT keeps them STAYING like new. It flushes out all dirt and grime and keeps natural and synthetic fibers alive and resilient— actually adds many months to the life of a garment! • Better Cleaning • The Hudson Finish • In 8 Hours ... For The Asking • Evening Dresses, Knit Dresses Blocked • Draperies • Hats • Seat Covers HUDSON Cleaner — Clothier — Tailor Phone POplar 2-2612 in Blytheville Phone 97 in Stecle, Missouri Military Reviews Emergency Command Plans By KI.TON C. FAV WASHINTON Ifl — The military, with an eye ou the Uydvogeix bomb, Is Inking another look at plans for alternate emergency command posts if the capital faces air attack. Questions have been raised, it was learned today, over the wisdom o( concentrating the military high command at fl single location, such AS the man-made cavern in western Maryland. While that underground installation would be used for Its original purpose of n central emergency communications center, it might not become the temporary headquarters for the entire Joint Chiefs of Stuff and military commands of Guatemala President Promises Economic Recovery with Help By CARLOS K. ESCUDERO GUATEMALA Cfl — Give US the power and.the roads and we will achieve economic recovery, says President Carlos Castillo Annas. The power he is talking about is temporal and electrlcial. He wants to build plants. The rcmds are many and bad. Castillo wants to extend and improve them. Where will the money come from? Guatemalan money will come, Castillo hopes, to the tune of about six million dollars from a one shot sonk-the-rich tax, and from normal taxation. Coffee, taxed now about $18 per bag. earned 68 million in export dollars last year. This year the crop may be slightly larger, but the price is lower. The United States has given Guatemala $6,425,000. Of that $1.300,000 will go tor technical aid projects, $1,425,000 lor the Pan- American Highway and ?3,200,000 for various projects. Castillo says tile economic situa- the car and sped away. But the duck-nappers are tabbed. The witness got tnc. cnr license number! (ton Inherited from the old pro- Communist regime was a sad mess. Under it the public debt went up from about 18 millions to a bit over 5i). Any large-scale program to develop Guatemala as Castillo aspires faces serious obstacles. Transportation must be tremendously improved: communications must be brought up to a much higher degree of efficiency; many of the people are backward. As part of the plvm, to help industry and bring light to (he Indians, Castillo wants to build several electric power plants. L. M. Ericsson, the Swedish company, and some U.S. companies have offered to build and enlarge the telephone plants, Castillo siiid. The .Dutch company Phillips has Indicated a willingness, according to Castillo, to accept payment in coffee and other products, plus the old plant. The President says new legislation will encourage U.S., British, French and Mexican exploration for oil. Modern astronomers recognize 6 constellations. the three major services — an alternate Pentagon, Instead, consideration has veered lately toward a dispersal of the headquarters of the several armed forces to separate points outside the capital area. Initial thinking was toward use of established military centers, such us Pt. Belvoir. Vfl.. about 15 miles south of the District of Columbia; Pt. Meade, Md., about 20 miles east; and Norfolk, Va., 150 air miles to the south. But n re-cvnUu\Uon of the potentialities of the hydrogen bomb, made after the giant test explosion at the Marshall Islands proving ground last spring, apparently has brought new ideas about the blast destruction. Estimates of the zone of major damage from H-bomb blast effect alone run as much as 150 miles from,the point of detonation. While the underground installa- | tion at Ft. Ritchie, about 70 miles northwest of Washington In Frederick County, Md., presumably would escape the blast of a bomb exploded over the capita!, it could be vulnerable to one dropped with the purpose ot "watering out" thd subterranean installation. A civilian defense test made last summer reportedly indicated the need for greater dispersal than previously planned not only of military command posts but of civilian government agencies. The Atomic Energy Commission began planning months ago to move its headquarters out of Washington. Officials sa,y no definite site has been selected yet. The Federal Civil Defense Administration already te moving far away from. Washington — to Battle Creek, Mich. Relieve suffering this sure way that ThanWorkOnChest! travel deep Into the nose, throat and large bronchial tubes. Congestion starts breaking up. Coughing eases. Soon you enjoy warming relief that lasts for hours. So when colds strike, use the best-known home remedy to relieve such suffering — Vicks VapoRub. Rub on Relief ... Breathe In Relief WICKS WVAPORUB The worst part ol suffering from a cold Is due to congestion and coughing. That's why you need medication that does more than just work on the chest. You need Vlcks VapoRub—because it acts two ways at once: 1. VlipoRub relieves muscular soreness nnil tightness, stimulates clicst surfaces, 2. At the snmc time. VnpoTtllb's special medicated vapors also bring relief with every breath. You can't sec these vapors, but you can /ccl them as they r^v/ THEATRE I / \ M OnW - MainSt M \\E In Blytheville Weekdays Shows Start 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. Phone 3-4621 NOW SHOWING!-3 MORE BIG DAYS! BLYTHEVILLE'S FIRST SHOWING MON, TUES. & WED.-NOV. 8-9-10 THAT P/cfure/ THAT Dance! you've heard so much abouf.' 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