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MONDAY, MARCH .26, 1358 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE WIN! c. ourwr NewsMagazine _.___ & i_ . Jan Sterling One Up On Bridey: Finds Previous Life on a Ouija Board By DICK KLEINER NEW YORK — (NBA) — Bridey Murphy, meet Jan Sterling. While Bridey Murphy was discovered during hypnosis, lovely Jan Sterling found her previous existence during a hot session on a ouija board. ' ,,„,,, "I really don't know what to believe about this," says the blonde actress. "But 1 do if inno irai-tj timifH " know.it was very weird. Weird is a good word for it. The ouija board told her that, in 1753, she was a London girl named Poppy Crowe, married to Ned Crowe, Ned Crowe killed himself by jumping into the "Tarns" River—that'a the way the ouija spelled it. Before his sell-dunking, good old Ned had been a printer on the London Cryer —a paper Jan says she never heard of, but which subsequent research discovered actually existed in London between 1720 and 1760. This little excursion into J»n'« past. was itndwiched in-between discussions of her equally fascinating present. The life of Jan Sterling (1956 model) i» full of happy details like fudge and her 4>£-month-old son, Adams Douglas. Jan 1« married to Paul Douglas, the brilliant actor. "I've just come from the Women's Exchange," she said, "where I stuffed myself with fudge. I ate so much I'm sick. Did you ever eat their fudge? Delicious, but practically all sugar. Must be 800 calories a piece." While discoursing on fudge, she was showing a folder of pictures of Adams to everybody—including two actors at the next table in Sardl's, Tom Ewell and Karl Maiden. They were satisfactorily admiring. She put the pictures back in her wallet and talked about the change in her carrer. She's a .big nice girl these days. This, after years of playing loose, looser and looser wo- en. "It was tough making the switch," she said. "I keep getting calls, to play everything but nice, home- loving wives." So she jumped at the chance to play a nice, home-loving wife (which ta pretty much what she i«) in "The Harder They Fall." She's married in that one to nice, home-loving Humphrey Bogart. She things this is one of the best pictures she's ever been in. She's also a nice girl In "1964." She really hasn't any idea if she was nice or not, in 1752. In a roundabout way, here's tome information about President Eisenhower's favorite song's. It seems he'* planning to go to the Greenbrier Hotel and his aides notified the George Cardinl, to play "Drink "EASTER GREETINGS — Nan Leslie sends Easter greetings , to »U. She appears as Randy In the Warner Bros, series for ABC-TV. Presents "King's Row" Literary Guidepost Woman Sailor Writes of Solo Ocean Voyage MY SHIP IS SO SMALL, by Ann Davison (Sloane). This Is the most convincing argument I ever read against sailing across the Atlantic alone. The author, Ann Davison, doesn't Hem too sure herself why she became the first woman ever to do so Wevlously she and her husband had tried it together In another boat. That one was wrecked and her husband killed almost before they got started. For her solo attempt she bought a little 23-foot sloop — something you'd hardly see out in Long Island Sound in rough weather. Yet it was a boat that could and did live through. some pretty rough weatli •r on the high seas. Mrs. Davison sailed from Ports-, mouth to Prance to Spain, Gibraltar, North Africa, the Canary Islands and then on to Dominica In the W est Indies. That last jump took 65 days. Sixty-five days of too litle wind, too much wind, water shortages, poor food, insufficient exercise and ' physical exhaustion. Maybe Mrs. Davison, like many another sailor, likes the life because it feels so good when you stop. She says on one occasion that she thought the venture would offer freedom, travel and a home into the bargain. At The end she mentions It had been a quest for courage. Quite possibly she herself didn't know exactly what she sought. The book sounds vaguely familiar from previously read newspaper and magazine stores, but It makes pretty good reading for the armchair navigator. Joe Wing. It isn't the Sun... CHICAGO I* — It Isn't the sun, it's the chemical reaction of sunburn preventatlyes that causes redness and eruptions after a sun-tanning sesaion says Dr. Wiley M. Sams, a Miami,-Pla., dermatologist. Writing In the Archives of D«r- n.atology of 1 the AMA, he says that when direct sunlight passes through some sunburn preventatlves a chemical reaction makes the skin sensitive to other light rays. He said Die discomfort la minor, however. . Reactions amor* hii patients were caUMd by lime oil, bergamot oil, perfumes and toilet watcra, he ' ALLISON HAYES plays a lonely widow in "The Steel Jungle, TVarner Bros.' suspense movie drama or trapp«d men. CURRENT Best Sellers FICTION ANDERSONVILLE. MacKMay Kantor. TEN NORTH FREDERICK, John O'Hara. MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, Herman Wouk. THE LAST HURRAH, Edwin O'Connor. CASH McCALL, Cameron Hawley. NONFICTION THE SEARCH FOR BRIDEY MURPHY, Morey Bernstein. GIFT FROM THE SEA, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, falter Lord. THE SCROLLS FROM THE DEAD SEA, Edmund Wilson. PROFILES IN COURAGE, John F. Kennedy. • $100.00 IFOR YOUR OLD STOVE (In Working Condition) . ON ANY FULL SIZE I Florence Gas Range iHubbard & Son Ipvrnltitn ItwM J-444S Tops in Pops Listed below are the best selling records and radio requests as ol Friday of last week. LOCAL 1 — Long; Tall Sally — Little Richard 2 — How — The Jewels 3 — Lily Maybelle — Valentines 4— Blue Suede Shoes — Carl Perkins 5 —. I Was The One — Elvis Presley 6 —' Jukebox Baby — Perry Como 7 —. Dancing The Bop — The Jodlmars 8 — Doing The Bop — Hilltop- pers 9 — Winner Take All — Platters 10 — Bo Weevil — Teresa Brewer NATIONAL 1 — Poor People of Paris — Les Baxter 2 — Lisbon Antigua — Nelson Kiddle 3 — Rock and Roll Waltz — Kay Starr 4 — No Not Much — Four Lads 5 — Great Pretender — Platters 6 — Why Do Fools Fall in Love — Teenagers 7 — Moritat — Dick Hyman Trio 8 — Jukebox Baby — Perry Como 9 — Innamorata — Dean Martin 10 — Memories Are Made of This —Dean Martin RADIO 1 — Blue Sued' Shoes — Carl Perkins 2 — 1 Was The One — Elvis Presley 3 — Why Do Fools Fall In Love — Teenagers 4 — Bo Weevil — Teresa Brewer 5 — Hey, Doll Baby — The Clovers 6 — Poor People of Paris — Les Baxter 7 — I'll Be Home — Pat Boone 8 — Our Love Affair — Tommy Charles 0 — That's Your Mistake — Otis Williams 10 —'Eleventh Hour Melody Al Hlbler M.A.M. JAN STEELING: "I don't know what to believe about this. to Me Only With Thine Eye«" and Down Palms". Among- the Sheltering WHO'S DOING WHAT — Julius LaRosa: He's teaching his fiancee, Rory Meyer, to play chess. It ought to be a dandy honeymoon. Perry Como: He's facing a tough problem — the longest' vacation in his life. He'll be off for 12 weeks. Poor guy. Kim Hunter: She'll have another showing of her paintings In , , T , „„.„, the spring. To Kim, painting comes EI , M , b , ' - Ij0 " " larcn easel-y. Bert Parks: He's nwo a full- fledged member of the Greenwich, Conn., Volunteer Hre Department and, as such, has been called out on more than one middle-of-the-night blaze. * * * Lori March is the slar of "Lovers and Lollipops," the new movie by the producers of "The Little Fugitive." This is, of course, her best part to date and the culmination of an accidental career. She's a Hollywood girl who had no acting: ambition. So she came to New York lo get away from the Hollywood atmosphere. She married an actor, Alexander Soourby, famed for his narrations on TV's "Victory at Sea" and "The Twisted Cross." Thus, she was back in theatrical circles and all her friends urget her to give acting: a whirl. She tooK acting- lessons for two years, got a part on a soap opera—"Three Steps to Heaven"—and here she Is wher- she never wanted to be ,a movi star. Elaine Malbin, the star of TV and opera, was posing for publicity pic tures. Ever eager, the photographe asked her Lo raise her dress anc show her knees. "What for?" asked Elaine. "We need some more art," an swered the photographer. "In that case," she said, "whj don't you take pictures of my voca cords?" Literature Over Drama for Kulby By W. G. ROGERS NEW YORK (AP) — Capetown lost to N ew York, drama lost to literature — and so Herbert Kubly is at the moment here, in the upper half of the globe on this continent instead of in the lower half on the next continent down and over east. 'Kubly is the one dark-horse back and had lunch with a friend, • - "' Charlotte Seitlin, Simon & Schuster editor, and we got the idea for the book. Back at Illinois I taught and wrote two years. With the book finished, I went back to Rome and I've been there two years since then." * * • HOW ABOUT another book? "A new ope is already done, to be called 'Easter in Sicily' and scheduled for publication in the fall." Miss Seitlin says it does for the Sicilians the same sort of loving job done by the prize-winner for mainland Italians. But the Italians almost missed out. Kubly didn't know Italy, and it was precisely because of that that he decided to go there on his Fulbright and study the theater. "Yet I couldn't find any theater, not any good theater," he says. "The Italians' whole life is just naturally so dramatic they don't need a theater. At the end of the first two we.ks, I was so fed up I tried to transfer to France. I was not allowed to. And then I began to meet Italians, and very soon I couldn't have been driven out of the country." National Book Award winner. His first book, "American in Italy," was crowned with the nonfiotion award while writers much longer established, and somewhat grayer haired, novelist John O'Hara and poet W. H. Auden, were winning the other two. All fall long, Kubly, a Wisconson- ite who's been living in Borne and loving it—read the book and see— •was planning to take off for Capetown, South Africa, where his play, "The Cocoon," was premiered this month. Instead he came to New York to receive the NBA gold medal. "When I was graduated from the 0ru'versl'. of Wisconsin to 1937," says Kubly, "I decided to give about 10 years to journalism, and no more." He did Just about that, on the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, the New York Herald Tribune, and Time magazine. Then a play of his, "Men to the Sea," was produced In New York to 1944 by Eddie Dowjing, and a second in London In 1948, "Inherit the Wind." . . "I-was teaching speech at the University of Illinois -when I was offered a Fulbright research fellowship, which gave me 14 months abroad in and around 1951. I came he answered: "Yes, but now is too expensive. Rome is much cheaper. Besides, the climate better; to make up for the lack o heat in both Prance and Italy, a least in Rome there's a winter-time sun. The Italians are friendlier, too and more open-armed. They act a: though they were glad to have yoi there. The French I've seen don' act that way." IN HIS TALK in acceptance o the NBA medal, he praised ou generosity toward the Italians bu wished we'd put our hearts as wel as pocketbooks into our gilts: "While we are the world's grea humanitarians, we are poor hu manists. It is the difference be tween the two which we sometime^ fail to comprehend. We must un derstand that what is given by thi head must be given also from th. heart. We have not learned that a loaf of bread delivered to a hungrj man in a hygienic machlne-sealei package is not the same as a loa of bread delivered by hand with friendship and love." He has still another play, "Stl Crazy," .slated for production in Capetown in March. He is the au thor of some magazine articles an Reminded that after World War I' short stories. Before he returns tc Americans—the painters and writ-1 Italy, he plans to visit his family ers, the young—flocked to Paris, I in Wisconsin. COMMEMORATIVES First U.S. commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1893 A series of 16 stamps, from .one cent to $5, honored the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. Paint Closeout Man; Typw An* C*l»n 1 Price Hubbard Hardware PINKY LEE'S Weatherbird Shoes Fit Correctly. HEUER'S LEARN HAIR DRESSING EAGLE BEAUTY SCHOOL 2 NIGHTS WEEKLY AND ALL DAY SATURDAY ENROLL HOW IN SIX DAYS EACH WEEK For Complete Information PHONE POPLAR 3-3262B.,vTHEv,i,i,E Let Us Worry About Your TERMITE TROUBLE Due to the fact that termites •re becoming more prevalent in this country each year, all the new homes, as well as the old, should be under termite insurance. We find a lot of practically new homes with major damage caused by termites. Call us and one of our representatives will explain our termite insurance plan to you. All Work Guaranteed SUPERIOR """'" CONTROL CQ. 535 N.fith State License Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2-2350 DELORES GRAY, sitting so prettily on the springboard of her swimming pool, will play her first non-singing role in the forthcoming MOM picture, "The Opposite Sex." Ten Secretaries W/io Know How to Use Gun NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — When it conies to shooting, look out tor the girls. Ten secretaries employed at a big gun factory here have formed their own rifle team, and are threatening the records of men and women shooters alike. The girls, members of the Winchester All-Secretary Rifle Team, I have been shootirig only a lew months, but recently won their first match by defeating the local Notre Dame Academy team. They shoot against both men arid women in competition, and will challenge any similar team in the country. Mrs. Nina Burgarella, captain ol the team, explains her interest in the sport: "Always having been afraid ol guns and being the mother of three who love to go shooting, 1 was most anxious to learn in .order to help teach my boys the correct and fine points of target shooting. Competition, I find, is not only exciting and inspiring, but very good for my ego." Mrs. Peggy Hoener ,one of the team's crack shots: 'No one was more surprised than I to find out how enthusiastic I could get about rifle shooting. After two practice sessions I found I was really caught up in a thrilling new sport." ? * THE SECRETARY team reflects a general trend toward feminine participation in a sport long considered exclusive to men. All over the country women are winning shooting honors. Mrs. Viola pollum, a shop, keeper from Brookville, Pa., last year won the National Small Bore 22 Caliber Eifle Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio—the first woman ever to win the title. She beat the best shots in the nation, male and female. Helen Thomas, IB, of Los Angeles, won the 1955 Grand American Trap Shooting Tournament at Vandalia, Ohio. Mrs. Carola Mandel, of Chicago beat an entire field of men last fall to become the first woman to win the 20-gauge Open Championship in the National Skeet Championship. And Cpl. Pauline Gautheir of the Canadian WACS defeated all men in the Montreal Regiment Eifle Meet, scoring 275 out of 300 points. Another crack shot is Miss Ruth Smith of Los Angeles, who is California's state champion in every event she entered — shotgun, rifle and pistol. * * * MRS. EVELYN PRIMM, also of Los Angeles, is so good at shotgun marksmanship that she is the only woman in the nation who .uses a 20-yard handicap in .competition, shooting against men who fire at a target only 16 yards away from them. Girls of the local All-Secretary Team practice every Monday night nt the Winchester Club House, shooting at targets 50 feet away with 22 caliber single shot rifles. They practice shooting from prone, standing and sitting position. All are enthusiastic over th« sport. Typical of the team attitude is that of Mrs. Eileen L. Sondak, who says: "I am convinced that shooting H a sport where women as weH as men can excel." Hail the Queen GOLDEN, Colo. OB—Pretty Dawn Hayford, 18, of China Lake, Calif., is the queen of Colorado School of Mines with no competition. 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