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PAGE TVfELTB ouner BLWHETILLI (ARK.)' COURIER KIWI TUESDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1981 NewsMagazine Jungle Hospital Benefit Former Society Girl Toots Trumpet For Albert Schweitzer By ALICIA HART NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — "So. do you want to know the end of my social and literary ambitions?" she asks, raising her eyebrows. "So, I will tell you. •Tt as 34 East ilst Street, New find myself the mosl privileged per it at, M C.BS^ V10V , . York, headquarters of the Alber " , Schweitzer Hospital Fund." With these words, spoken Africa and help him. He gets 1500 with letters a month and thousands of a low-toned Hungarian accent telegrams from people who want that would devastate Marlene Die- to go. a trich and perhaps your husband bCe^rSpSng«= ~ ™mbe, of the hospital up the course of her life. It is a course that has turned her Irom the gay society whirl ol New York Hollywood and Europe to a Jungle hospital run by Dr. Schweit- aer in TTench Equatorial Africa. The whirl iroes on for Mrs. Preminger, former wife of movie producer-director Otto Preminger. She's in the U. S. on a two month lecture tour to raise money for the newly created Albert Schweitzer Hospital Fund. "Am I busy? Am I busy?" she a»ks." I tell you that is the monumental understatement of the year." And to all appearances, it is. Other day she whipped into. Washington to unveil a bust of Dr. Schweitzer ' at ' the Smithsonian Institution. Her stay was a mad series of TV and radio shows, personal appearances and talks. All for the hospital fund. "As long afi I have vocal cords I travel," she exclaims. "I pay all my expenses. We want to raise S80.000 to JIOQ.OOO for the hospital each year." Mrs. Preminger's speaking bureau provides her with a slick biography for the enlightenment of the press. "Born as the daughter of a Hungarian diplomat and a French mother, she IK an American by choice," It reads. "The number of countries she traveled in is greater than the number of her years." That Is Uic most Mrs. Preminger would like to have printed about her »gs. "A perennial glamor girl of two continents, for many years on tilt lUt of 'best-dressed women,' known in Hollywood as 'the girl with the million-dollar smile,' she was an internationally famous hostess," the biography continues. "So, do you think 1 have a mil- lion-dollnr smile " she inquires with a smile and Mien laughs. "The writeup is a little overdone. No?" Nearly everything Mrs. Preminger apeakfl of revolves around Dr. Schweitzer and his work. Since she was a school girl, she has worshiped the man. Years later she studied pliolos- ophy and wrote her doctor's thesis on Schweitzer. It was not until 1960. however, that she met him in France during one of his infrequent trips to Europe. Alter this meeting she followed Schweitzer to his hospital aud since then regularly undertakes '.he pilgrimage u> work with him iMtrt of th€ year. Why the sudden change? Or as the biography quotes her friends as asking. "How could you give up the ghller of the international society set, success, glamor and fame?" "When you can be near a living saint, why waste your time with ordinai-y people?" she answers. "I * * * son in the world that I can go to Litirarf Guidipoit . "We need money. People should fund. It's just S2.00 a year. Each woman who has a child should become a volunteer worker." Mrs. Preminger moves about restlessly as she speaks. Sometimes her words come out in well rehearsed sentences from the lecture platform. Of Schweitzer's facilities, for example: "It is the poorest hospital, with no electricity, but a lighthouse to all hospitals." Then spontaneously: "i have the mosl beautiful secretaries in New York. They are volunteers. At five o'clock, when other .girls go to cocktail parties, they stay. We always decide to go to the movies at 10 o'clock, but never do. The work takes hours and hours. "We need many Albert Schweit- zers. They should spread his gospel of kindness. This is a cold century. It's an age of fish where love is a sensational thing. I have no money. I have no clothes. Look at this dress. Giving up riches means nothing to me. From riches to rags, that's your story. They'll love It." NBC Planning Opera Tour NEW YORK (/PI— The National Broadcasting Co. plans to send an opera company on tour next fall to major cities in the United States and eastern Canada. David Sarnoll board chairman of NBC, said evpe- rience with televised operas showed such demand for opera that the touring NBC company was organized. How Graham Touched Lives Of Europeans BILLY QRAHAM, A Mission, Accomplished. By George Burnham. Revell. THE SECRET OP HAPPINESS. By Billy Graham. Doubleday. "who but Billy Graham could attract 278,000 listeners in five nights into London's Wembley stadium? Not even Marilyn Monroe, with Liberftce "playing the piano for a torso tango," says the author. This book is 167 short chapters of inspiring, human and humorous behind - the - scenes accounts of Graham's 1955 campaign abroad. Graham preaches only one thing, 1 salvation through Christ. It is the different effect the message has on the lives of those who hear him that fills th« book. There is the j'oung Inverness millionaire, who switched on his radio one Sunday morning and heard Graham say: "What should it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul?" There is the Edinburgh doctor, who was losing his practice over alcohol, who heard Graham on his car radio. And a Paris art student who went to a Graham meeting while killing time waiting for the hour he and a discouraged friend had made a pact to drown themselves in the Seine. One of the most moving chapters is the author's account of how he tried to help a Scottish chambermaid disillusioned because her parents and brothers had died despite her prayers. Burnham told her his own story, of how he had lost a good job and was about to lose his family over his drinking, and how the prayers of an evangelist whose meeting he was covering as a reporter had changed his life. Burnham now is a staff writer for the Chattanooga News-Free Press, and accompanied Graham on his tour. .Graham s own DOOK is devoted to the Beatitudes, a portion of the Sermon on the Mount, in which he interprets the word "blessed" in each Beatitude as "happy." Arm)?,' ingly little has been written about these eight verses, says Graham, hut ff they were applied on R universal scale, they could transform the world. , Pete Arthur. CURRENT Best Sellers (Compiled by Publishers' Weekly) FICTION MAIUOR1E MORNTNG8TAR. Herman WoilK. ANDERSONVILLE, McKinlay Kantor. THE MAN IN TIIE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT. 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Dated this 28th day o< November. 1S55. SEAL GBRALDINK L1STOM, Clerk. Bruce Ivy, Atty. Osceola, Ark. 11/29-12.6-13-20: LLOYDS GOOFED — Lloyds of London apparently didn't see this picture of Anita Eckberg before they nixed her bid to insure her chest measurements. Hollywood can't understand why they refused the Swedish beauty queen. One year ago she was making $25 per hour in modeling fees — Anita's take as co-star of new film, Zarak Khan, will be $75,000. Art Books Offer Drama of Life To Yule Trade By W, G. ROGERS Associated Press Arts Editor NEW YORK (AP) — You find more stories, more life and more passion in a pile of art books than in the novels More Koestler Essays; Always Fierce, Deadly THE TRAIL OF THE DINOSAUR and Other Essays. By Arthur Koestlor. Mncmillan. Eighteen 'essays and talks from Koestler'B work of the last decade are arranged in three sections. The division Is loose, but never wanders far from the central Koestler thought, central now and always: "Free men must be prepared to defend their freedom or lose it." He classifies these essays as "The Challenge." "Diversions" and "The Failure of Response." In the middle group are some amusing pieces of snobbery; a too lenient article on science fiction; a discussion of . the novel's future, and another on the status of the jew — now free, says Koestler, son of a Jewish father, either to become an Israelite In Israel or to submerge religion aud blood and become a European among Europeans. The best writing in the boot, comes at start and finish. "The Little Flirts of St. Germain des Pres." which excoriates neutralists for their futile middlcground stand, is one of the most eloquent and ardent passages Koestler has written. The title essay shows man getting more and more powerful and emptier and emptier headed, man with an engine such us he'd never dreamed of and no steering wheel. Koestler is all against, he's a dissenter. He may have a positive program, but experience and con- vlclion lead him to negative attitudes. Of nil his "antl" positions, the main target is of course Communist Russia — though the Soviet's other foes may be disturbed to learn he doesn't count on the modern church as much of an ally. This book is more challenging than "The Yog! and the Commissar;" it's written by the fieriest, deadliest, polemicist we have. W. O. Rogers. Push Button Readings ABII^ENK, Ten. (iTj—Jsme« Vnn- dcrvecr, building engineer In Abilene'* new Cltlreni Nutionul Bank, can 1*11 the t«mp«rittuic at »ny of is points In the bunk from hl« office. By pressing a «wltch on »n electrically - operated thermometer he cnn find out the outdid* temperature, the temperature! In the pre«l- dcnt'i office, the board room, the lobby, and other rooms »• well •* In varirjun duct* and pipe* which carry hot and oold air and water. of a whole season. Right now on the crowded bookstore counter you see the dramatic record: Manet's "Olympia" and the deafening shocked outcry that greeted her; Picasso's "Guerpica" and the raging political battles bhat lie behind it; Kolhvitz's pale c lildren cringing au'iry from Death's terrifying: reach; Maximilian facing; a squad of executioners; the Christian martyr pierced by arrows, or stoned, or beheaded; the whole Bible story of Annunciation, Nativity, Crucifixion and Resurrection. And you not only have the Idea of conflict, love, hate, disaster, triumph to stir you; you have the shapes and colors to hold tiie eye. In a dozen or more of the outstanding fall art publications — brought out just when you're wondering what to give for a Christmas present — there are 1.500 illustrations in black and white, in color, some as big as ihe originals, and all with a text that passes esthetic judgment on them and puts them in their places historically. • * * IMPORTANT among the books are volumes devoted to individual artists. "The Intimate Sketchbooks of Georges Braque" contains 160 reproductions with sucli a warm, soft, pencil quality about them — most o( them are in black and white — that you catch yourself looking at your linger tips to be sure the lead or charcoal hasn't rubbed off. Published in Prance by Verve, and in New York by Harcourt. Brace, it has English texts by Will Grohmann, Antoine Tudal and Rebecca West. Two more of Skira's "Taste of our Time" volumes are about "Manet" and "Goya," the text of the former by Georges Bataille, and of the latter by Pierre Gassier. There are chronologies, bibliographies, indices, handsome Illustrations and tasteful bindings. "Picasso: 55 Years of his Gra- phis Work" comes with an appreciation by Bernhard Oeiser and a biographical summary by Hans Bollinger. The publisher is Harry N. Abrams. And if architecture may join art, there's a particularly handsome "An American Architecture: Prank Lloyd Wright," edited by Edgar Kaufmtinn; it's from Horizon Press. • • • THE MOST important single volume based on collections is the targe-size "The Fifteenth Century: From Van Eyck to Botticelli," by .Jacques Lassaigne and Giulio Carlo Argano. It comes 10th in Skira's invaluable "Great Centuries of Painting" series, and It is a model of treatment and color reproduction. You match some of these prints with the same works appearing in other volumes and you sometimes are amazed by the way the other palettes vary. Among other inclusive volumes are "Art Treasures of the National Gallery. London." with .text by Philip Hencly and 100 color reproductions; it's the newest _in the Abrams' "Library of Great Museums." "Art of the Etruscans" contains 126 photos by Walter Drayer and Martin Hurlimann, and text by Massimo Pallotino; it is a Thames & Hudson book from Vanguard. "The Selective Eye" is edited by George and Rosamond Bernier from issues of the French review L'Oeil; this Random House book has first-rate articles and good black-and-whites. but not so satisfactory color prints. The Art News publishes its ' 25th annual Christmas edition; which, for all Its magazine format, is as good as any book to the art lover. "A Currier & Ives Treasury," by Colin Simkin (Crown) contains 80 color prints of the ever popular lithographs: city and country, fail- grounds, train, river steamboat, hunters, skaters. "The Sailor's Adieu" and "The Sailor's Return." Russian Violinist To Play Concerto VVith Philharmonic NEW YORK (if}— Russian violinist David Oistrakh will play a. new Shostakovich concerto at three concerts over the New York, Philharmonic Symphony has announced. The concerto, written especially for Oisti-akh, has been performed only twice before, at two concerts in Lelingrad. A philharmonic spokesman said yesterday Oistrakh had agreed to extend his current American tour in order to play the three concerts with the Philharmonic Dec. 36 and 36 and J«n. 1. The New Year's .Day performance is to be broadcast by CBS radio during the Philharmonic's regular Sunday afternoon program. nrUT . FLASH CAMERAS 1 KINI . MOVIE CAMERAS Compltt. StUction of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movit Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph.3-3647 BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. US E. 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