Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 10, 1955 · Page 7
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 7

Cumberland, Maryland
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Thursday, November 10, 1955
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I'-' 1 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. MD., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1955 SEVEN Has Turned Better Films On Television Shows Lauded By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK «i— It seems to me there's a slow but steady improve- Client in the quality of films which the big Hollywood studios are turning out for television. : Even as recently as a year ago ollywood appeared to feel that television \yas still a bogeyman; if it paid no attention," the monstrous upstart might pn away. Finally, however, it recognized the ghost hat substance. Looks Like .Tide Turned For a time there was one of those vacant-mindei arguments: If people saw the bes* that Hollywood could do on their TV sets, would they bother to 30 and see the best in a movie theater? As a result, it sometimes seemed the studios were giving not even of their second-best but only of their third-best on television. Now, I .believe, the tide has turned. Hollywood recognizes that a best effort, in TV.Jilm entertainment and a best -effort in movie theater entertainment are not mutually exclusive., . : Warner Brothers . has buckled down and : is turning' out better movies on its ABC-TV show, Tuesday. • Twentieth .-- Century.-Fox , which makes television versions of past movie successes, has struck a. high level of entertainment on its program which appears on alternate Wednesdays on CBS-TV." IVIetro-Goldwyn-Mayer- has made improvements on its program of excerpts from past film hits and new films coming on ABC-TV Wednesday. No British Influence Seen Robert M. 'Weitman, vice president in charge of television programming for ABC, . believes thai the impact of British films on television is in no way related to the increasing improvement in Holly wood films on TV. Arid, because the British have been able to 'pro vide feature-length films never before seen in this country, they have made quite an impact on that discriminating TV public. '.About 14 million tons of U.S. hay, one-eighth of the crop, was sold in 1954. . DOGGONE—The problems created by the sinkage of earth to 15 feet below its original height in the Long Beach, Calif., Harbor area comes home to Queenie. The. fire hydrant which once rested at ground level now stands safely out of Teach of even the tallest dog. (AP Photofax)."~ ^ ' : Man Regains Sight After ~ Long Ordeal SUNSET', UTAH-W—After 37 years and 22 operations, Joseph L. Wells knows what his wife and eight children look like. And he adds. "I never realized before that fire hydrants are red." Wells was born with a cleft palate and hairlip. and a visual defect which grew worse as he grew older. It threatened to result in total blindness. But today he has normal vision, with the aid of mild corrective lenses. His eyesight was restored by two corneal transplant operations. The first was performed -at Stanford Hospital at Palo-Alto, Calif, three years ago. The second was done last April. In addition to the eye operations, he has had 20 operations to correct the defects in his mouth and nose. Some of them were, the result of assistance from the Vocational Rehabilitation Division of .he Utah State Department of Public Instruction. ; Before getting his present job at the Naval Supply Depot. Wells :iad to work at manual labor, although he 'held a degree from Brigham Young University. Now be is looking< forward to .a' job more in line with his university training. . ' '• . Stolen' ,Car Reveals 62 Traffic Summonses CHICAGO (&— John Karr, 23,. reported his car stolen arid was promptly confronted with an im- sounded auto and 62 traffic tickets. Police towed the stalled car away after they found the tickets under the windshield visor and in the,glove compartment. Ranging from speeding to .illegal parking. the ignored tickets dated back to 1950. Karr.said he had riot heeded the tickets because "I didn't have the money." : . " i Better Living PARIS—(INS)—Frenchmen live longest in the Ariege department on the border between France and Spain... Official, statistics show that 2.2 per cent of'the Ariege population is more than 80 years old. Among some remote New Guinea tribes, a man was formerly required to give two human heads as well as dog-tooth money for his bride. . Seven U.S. vice presidents have succeeded -to the U.S. presidency. In the past, the. United. States often has been without a president for brief periods, notably when inauguration day was March 4 anc fell"on a Sunday whicn sometimes meant that one'president went out of office at midnight March 3 and another was not sworn in until March 5. Equal Tax Assessment ~ Advocated By State PTA BALTIMORE (fP)— The Maryland Congress of Parents- and Teachers received today a proposal for compulsory state-wide equalization of property assessments for tax purposes. A resolution calling, for such equalization was one of several submitted by the State) SULTAN FORGIVES—Berber Chieftain Thami el Glaoui. 82, prostrates himself before Morocco's Sultan Mohamed ben Youssef in .the sultan's Paris, France, hotel suite yesterday and asks forgiveness. The aged chieftain, worst enemy of the sultan among the conservative Moroccans, asked for and was granted forgiveness for helping to drive the restored sultan from Morocco. El Glaoui's humaliation was staged in full view of reporters and photographers who watched through windows of the hotel suite. (AP Photofax). Park Planned NEW YORK—(INS)—An amusement park, valued at approximate- y $225,000, will be established at .he International Fair for Peace and Progress-at- Ciudad frujillo in the Dominican Republic, by show- nan George A. Hamid. Labor Shortage PARIS (INS) — Chechoslovakian exile circles in Paris say Czechoslovakia is suffering a rapidly growing labor shortage. It is estimated the country lacks' 500,000 workers in industry and agriculture. PTA's Committee on Legislation at the opening session of the 40th annual convention of the congress. The legislative program will be considered at a later session tonight. The Nominating Committee submitted the name of Bruce Bowman of Greenbelt for second vice-president to succeed Mrs. Leonard C. Needles of Chestertown. Nominated for district vice pres idents were: Dr. Adam Baer of Frostburg. District 1; Mrs. R. 0. Stelzer, Hyattsville. District 3; Mrs. Burgess Chaney, Chesapeake Beach, District 5: Mrs. William Littlewood, St. Michaels, District distributing monies for all states aid programs." '• Other committee recommendations: That Congress appropriate sufficient funds for education of children in areas where there are federal activities. That the State require periodic, inspection oi all motor vehicles at State-owned and operated inspec- Ition stations. . . That State child placement and child adoption laws be overhauled. The convention opened her earlier today on the theme: "PTA— The Natural Bridge Between Home and School." : The two-day program consists [principally of symposiums, clinics. .Those are the only offices sub-|and round-table discussions on ject to. election this year. Otherischool problems. It will close Fri- officers, including Mrs. Fred L.jday night with a dinner, installs- Bull of College Park, congress tion of new officers, and an ad- president, will continue in office, dress by Dr. Harold Taylor, presi- In its report, the Legislative dent of Sarah Lawrence College.. Committee said: j ; ~ :; . "We request that the governor.trj. j T uat i ce direct the State Tax Commission rvucneu J UsIlce , ROCKFORD. Mich. Hi — This to proceed at once to exercise its powers over assessments in order to require all counties and Baltimore City to have a closely comparable ratio of assessments in re- lation'to actual cash values. . ." 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