Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 10, 1955 · Page 25
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 25

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Thursday, November 10, 1955
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TWENTY-TWO __~.———i—-—— NewBroadway Play Given Mixed Reviews "A Halful Of Rain" Has Shelley Winters In Excellent Casl By JOHN HARRINGTON' NEW YORK—(INSi—Broadway usually does not take kindly to plays "with a' "message." which makes it difficult to predict the fate of "A Hatful of Rain." a play about drug addiction, which opened last night. The play, from the pen of a relatively unknown author, Michael V. Gazzo, and first produced in 1954 by the Actors Studio Workshop Group, has its moments of fine, if low-keyed writing and some grip- plingly dramatic scenes. It is beautifully acted by a cast headed by Shelley Winters, Ben Gazzara and Anthony Franciosa, capably directed by Frank Corsario and has a splendidly executed single set designed by Mordecai Gorelik. Unfortunately, however, the message is there, and it sometimes intrudes upon the dramatic action, particularly in the last act when Miss Winters, as-a brave young wife, is convincing husband Gazzara. an ex-GI who has been "hooked" by the drug -habit, that he can be cured. Certainly, the theme is important and the cast does a realistic job of presenting the problem and the anguish that haunts Gazzara, Miss Winters, Franciosa as the addict's frantic, pitying brother and Frank Silvera as his misguided father. The documentary passages seem, though, to lack smooth integration and the deft touch with which Gazzo has handled the emotions of his characters. The result is indecisive from a dramatic standpoint. Miss Winters is particularly effective in her return to Broadway after seven years in Hollywood. Gazzara turns in another performance in the pattern that won him acclaim as the most promising actor of 1954 in "End As A Man" and as Brick in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." Male honors for the evening, however, go lo Franciosa in the brother role, which he handles with considerable insight. Henry Silya and Paul Richards deserve special mention as a sinister dope peddler and his lieutenant. New York's morning newspaper critics lauded Miss Winters' acting and generally found the new production excellent. However, the Daily Mirror's Robert Coleman felt the new show was "too sprawling and depressing to spell either success d'estime or box office." Commented John Chapman ot the Daily News: "I began by disliking the drama thinking it was too obvious and too feverish, and I finished by respecting it and being more than a little shaken in mind and in emotion." "Neither perfect nor pleasant." noted Brooks Atkinson of the Times. But, he said, "the honesty of the writing and the acting gives it distinction." "It spits fire," reported the Herald Tribune's Walter F. Kerr, "There is a savage underlying sincerity that brushes (any) re scrvalions aside." Half-Size i!>u)., 'A'hUKsiDAi 1 , 10, Dial l^A-Z-^W lor a WANT Al) Taker.. FRANKFURT - (INS)-Europe s facing many distressing prob- ems in this troubled time. Not the *ast of these is the mass invasion of European bathrooms by American-made, easy-wash, drip-dry under-garments. These .unmentionables are men- WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST — Rain is forecast for tonight for most of the nation, with snow flurries: expected in the western New England mountains, the upper Great Lakes region, the northern plains and the northern and central Rocky Mountain states. It will be much colder in the Dakotas and in Montana.(AP Photofax). Assignment: American-Made 'Easy To Wash 9 Underwear Irks Reich Hotel Man (Reg. U. S. Pot. Ott.I : By PHYLLIS BATTEIU Sub-Teen Party Sel Tomorrow Justice And Mercy WACO, Tex. I/Pi — Justice of (Peace Don Hall received this note. A party and dance for sub -teen- {along with a $16.50 check for a agers will be held tomorrow at the: speeding violation: : North End Playground, sponsored | ••£<, thankful to God that 'ie is- by the City Recreation Depart- a , iule mQn mei . ci f u i than you.; , ' . : . -ii • i i 'Sincerelv yours, a Punished Sin- Free entertainment will include;*: „ • J Mary Haworth's Mail Editor's Note: Driven from home by alcoholic husband's cruelty, woman wonders if she can save him from himself. DEAR MARY HAWORTH: ij ove my husband very dearly, i even though I deserted him, and anv now living alone, very un- lappily. 'I have a young daughter, and am in my early forties and Zeke ,1's approaching this ^ge. I had been a widow for two years before we met, and I fell nadly in love with and married )im. I had no illusions about him. knew his past and knew that ie drank, and all 1 expected of marriage was mutual love. I vanted companionship, and the feeling of belonging, and having someone, who belonged to me. My greatest happiness was in making lim happy ... I am lost without im. Why did I leave him? Because twice, when in a drunken rage, he beat me unmercifully, for no reason at all, I feared for my life not for myself, but because of my responsibility to my daughter. Says Alcohol Is His Weakness When over his binges, he is sorry for what he did. 1 know; and I also know that he would like to make up with me. but his pride wont' let him admit it. Right no\\ lie has a chip on his shoulder (as all alcoholics do), and it gives him renewed excuse for drinking Because I walked out on him, he won't see me or listen to me. How can I appeal to him, so (hat he might change? He has th makings of a wonderful person but alcohol is his weakness and he denies that he needs help. I live ii fear of what may happen to hin in the future if he persists in living without me and continues his ab normal drinking. lie is locked within himself. Try ing to talk to him is like beating against a stone wall. But he reads your column when on the wagou and maybe your comments will do some good. T. F Wife Seems Too DEAR T. F.: The gist of your letter, here condensed, is that yoi yearn to restore communication with Zeke, and you hope thi: column will open the door. But '. think it would be a sclf-destructivi course, potenlially. were you l< :orce your way back to him at thii point—with nothing changed fo he better, in your character 01 his. M. H. Mary Haworth. counsels through her column, not by mail or personal interview. Write to her in care of The Evening Times. Copyright. 1955. The Washington Post Distributed by King Features Syndicate umstances is to pull yourself to- lether, where you are, and "get isychiatric and spiritual help in oming out of the emotional bogi-Mrr . ;hich you call "love." |WC8t As for Zeke's jeopardy, there is 10 use trying to rescue him, until ie is open to help and cooperative; And even then, he will-pose a roblem for specialists. He- is too nixed-up. within himself/" for y°u o reach or lift or guide him:. •':- Jacob j On Bridge With Optimism By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service West shouldn't have doublei our hearts in today's hand. His and looked pretty good, and hi. artner had made a jump bid, bu Your Horoscope Obviously you are obsessively attracted-to Zckc. in a. sexually ivpnotized, morbidly neurotic kind of enslavement. And it seems he resents your dependency bias and fights your possessive smother- love, in a cruelly demoralized way. He is a bad influence over you, just as you are a bad influence on him—each aggravating pre-existing emotional disorders in the other, apparently. Your wild infatuation for Zeke. and compulsion to bcllycrawl back k in the section in which your birthday comes and find what your outlook is according to the stars. For Friday, Norember 11, 195S MARCH 21 to APRIL !0 (Aries)—Som< restrictions. Don't overindulge pleasures or RO to extremes. APRIL 21 to MAY 20 (Taurus)—The Sun Is the only planet in auspicious as pcct. This ausurs well for worthwhile activities, home and family matters. MAY 21 to JUNE 21 (Gemini)—Neithci exciting nor dull prospects. It's up to you, your obligations (and the state o your health) how you carry out your pro cram. Be serene, cheerfully cooperative where you Khpulil. JUNE 22 to JULY 23 (Cancer)—Youi Moon's position today suggests forRetttng grievances, personal annoyances, etc Proceed cheerfully. JULY 24 to AUGUST 22 (Leo)— Yoi are specially honored on this stimulat Ing day. Matters beneficial to the ma jority of people rather than just the few are top favored. AUGUST 23 to SEPTEMBER 23 (Vir jjo)—Mild influences mostly. A flood da> for reviewing. notinK where improve ments can be made, or for quiet rest am relaxation in leisure hours. SEPTEMBER 21 tn OCTOBER 23 (Lib ra)—Friendly vibrations from yesterday' Venus aspect and today's Sun position help to encourage more vigorous actio: than you may feel like taking, but a! wholesome activity will prove rewarding „ OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 22 (Scor pio)—Your Mars stresses a need fo calmness, patience and Rood humor now Some things, some people could irri late, but you don't want that. You ca succeed in your program if you kee; smiling, NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 2 (Sagittarius)—This day may seem at the start but the influences grow better and tomorrow is most promising So plan and work with renewed vigoi Bui don't rush: take things in stride DECEMBER 23 TO JANUARY 2 (Capricorn)—You can have a steads pleasant and prosperous day if yo don't worry or try to do too mucl Moderation and good humor can be bi aids now. Laborious work, hard task favored. JANUARY 32 TO FEBRUARY 2 (Aquarius)—If strenuous activities are "must," keep your inner self oaln or retarding Influences keep you from achieving high aims. Be reasonable, too. fluences in your seclnr now. Make the ces)— j\ goodly share of friendly in- FEBRUARY 21 TO MARCH 20 (Pis- most of opportunities, advantages, but don't go to extremes in anything »nd you will hnvc a happier day. YOU BORN TODAY have > good heritage: are bright, engaging, capable of learning » great deal and doing much good with that knowledge. You can succeed in any endeavor to which you seriously apply yourself and you should earnestly control any tendency toward proprocrastination. Keep your happier side always to the front. When opposed, annoyed, say * silent prayer and carry on in your innately efficient, intelligent way. You can accomplish truly big things. Blrthdnle: Thos. B. Aldrifh. ail- thor;'Maude Adams, famed actress. Copyright, IMS. King Vestures Syndicate. Inc. 11 these eptive. appearances were de NORTH AAJ5 1« » AJ5 4KJ7J WEST (5) EAST 4.732 VKQ • KQ974 *AQ3 4KQ109354 ¥73 4864 SOUTH 4 None *A98652 4 1086 3 41095 North-South vul. West North East South 1 • 1 N.T. 3 * 4 * Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* K It was .clear that West couldn't expect -to win more than one rump trick with his doublelon dng-queen. Since North had bid no-trump, it was unreasonable for West to expect more than one trick each in clubs and diamonds. In short. West could expect to take only three tricks with his own riand. What about East's defensive tricks? East had failed to double one no-trump. Hence his jump to three spades could not show a strong hand but merely a strong suit. West had three spades in his own hand and should have expected dummy to show up with about three spades likewise. If East had a six-card or seven-card spade suit without the ace, South would have only a singleton or void in spades, while North would have the ace. To sum it up, West should have been able to forsee exactly what took place. West should have bid four spades as a sacrifice. This would have been set only two tricks, for a loss of only 300 points. At four hearts doubled. South took the first trick in dummy with Don't let a few minor disappointmentsj(| 1e ace O f diamonds, led Ollt the ace and a low heart, and eventually gave up one diamond and one club to fulfill his doubled contract. tioned quite frequently here. In liurt, angry tones. "Ven it vus just stockings j Madame vashed, it vus not so bad," mourned a Frankfurt hotel official. "But now it. iss shirts, skirts, coats, hat, sleepink clothes and everythink." He hovered tragically over an antique oak dresser. "Iss no goot now, from being hungover with wet things." This particular hostelry keeper is not the most horrified specimen in Europe by a long shot. The word "nylon" has chilled sensitive hotel men clean across Europe for five years, and "dacron" and "orlon" are beginning to be said with the curled lip, as well. But the reason this particular man is, so particularly miffed is that his| bathrooms are among the contin-j ent's most magnificent. And if! there is anything more magnifi-j cent than even a rather modest j European bath, one would be farj too busy ogling it to get one's' teeth brushed.. i Take the one in which I am now j writing, for instance. I am seated: at a delightful • marble topped; table (many European columnists j claim they write in the bathtub: tself, but the lapping of water seems to distract me). Approximately . 20 yards to my j •ight is the bathtub, which is arge enough to be swum in by persons up to age 10; and within' easy reaching distance is the white telephone, for tub-time calls. There is no open fireplace in this bathroom—a European feature I'm most taken to—but there are heated holders, of course, to keep the eight by 10-foot turkish towels warm. In height, the room is an unspectacular 15 feet, but in diameter it is plenty big enough for a 12-man poker game or three tables of bridge. Two spacious wash basins, for "him" and "her' or for "face" and "hands" if you're traveling alone, are conveniently located next to the dainty powder table for cotton balls and cologne. "You can see all zis heaped up wis wet tings?' Clucked the man as he showed me in. "Please, i madam, beg zem to stop." j The greatest insult of all is bestowed upon his hotel when gen- tlement do their own dainties in his sublime bathrooms. Men are new at this home laundry game and it seems they not only splash water and soap flakes on walls and floor, but they tend also to iang their shirts and shorts in the bedroom—thus carrying the tragedy over a far broader area. To add to his despair, the housekeepers would not dare suggest to a man that he send his laundry out, or at least confine it to the bathroom. "Even I," he says, 'would be too embarrass to men:ion a ting like zis." So the thing goes on and on, and hotel help grieves. I might say, at some of. those prices they can afford to. But on the other hand, J don't want us to carry this nylon nonsense too far, for they might get irritated enough to redesign their bathrooms to American scale. And then tourists could • never have the thrill of simultaneously phoning their friends and doing a dead man's float. round and square dancing, games | and the showing of color films i" taken of 1955 playground activi-' ties. All children of the area are in-! vited. . I Mrs. Eva Hogan, program di-', rector, said if enough interest isj shown the Recreation Department will organize a formal club and plan a weekly schedule of activities. „ ' Protection Needed MORGANTOWN, W. Va. tf) ^-j When the frantic call came into police headquarters to "send the police right away," desk Patrolman George Katchur asked what was wrong. "Somebody just took my .modeling clay," came the reply in a high-pitched voice. The complainant's age was listed as 7. The farm population of the! United States has been reduced; by 10 million since 1910 while thej national population rose from 92 million to more than 165 million. The. Public Is Invited To '. _," 5th Annuol Soroptimist , — BENEFIT DANCE— ; Friday, Nov. 18, 1955: All GHAN SHRINE COUNTRY CLUB Mid-Knighter's Orchestra For Reservations: Call Mrs. Maxine Doak ] PA 2-7930 or PA 4 T 0973 Cry*™ DRIVE-IN PHONE PA 4-9868 FREE DELIVERY FINE FOOD BEER* LIQUORS CAS TAYLOR'S "Down In The Valley" At Cor. Volley & N. Mechanic PHENIX ALABAMA PULITZER PRIZE EXPOSE It's Not Too Late to Make Your Contribution to the Cumberland Community Chest. Help Keep the Agencies Functioning. Mail it to 514 Liberty Trust Bldg. or Phone PA 2-2700 SUPER 4Q Firit Show 7:00 Loll Complete Show 8:35 M-fi-M mm* in Coto * A*3CO tarn cwtmii.BS INK* -RMfSTflMJT fc.-G-.rrt,. No Parking Problem! Fisher * Robineite 493 BALTIMORE AVE. THE TAVERN WITH THE LARGE PARKING LOT Insurance Alan Has If you're the shorter, fuller figure — choose this step-in "priii cess" dress .to keep you looking'! slim and smart 'all season! Its' simple, smooth lines are easiest sewing — adapt so beautifully to almost every fabric. Wear the graceful neckline open or closed! to him now, after having fled for . „, ... your life, suggests that you've {Case Broiighl lo Him been involved in a sadisl-maso- chist type of exchange. In scornfully leaving you out in the cold, when at heart he might relish reconciliation, Zeke is running true to form being a sadist, He is adding insult to injury, intensifying and prolonging your suffering, playing a cat-and-mouse (game with you, just because your .Pattern 4783: Half Sizes Hli, M£ takes W yards MMiich. , , „ w „ • .This pattern easy to use, simple i < to sew,.is tested for fit. Has com-JO/j/cr/iDft View pletc illustrated instructions. •' ' ' ' Send Thirty-five cents in coins Qf Complications for this pattern — add 5 cents for each pattern for Isl-class mail- lace's car was stolen and all week he kept in close touch with his insurance agent. Finally the abandoned car was spotted and a policeman went to check it out. By the time he got there it was gone again — ' ' ing. Send to ANNE ADAMS, care of The-Evening Times, 42 Pattern DcpU 243 Wcsl 17Ui SI., New York, 11, N, Y. Print plainly NAME, As I see the picture, there ar« two problems here. One is your sick personality, and terrified assumption of need (o belong lo Zeke for ^security. The other is Zckc's! RICHMOND, Va. UV-W. A. Wal- Q — The bidding has been; South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass •» You, South, hold: 43 VAKJ642 What do you do? A — Bid (our hearts. The hearts b« solid; and you'd have NOW OPEN FRIDAY SATURDAY and SUNDAY NIGHTS COMING FRIDAY Dial Red "0" and 'Rose of Cimeron" to te very unlucky to love both singletons and »)5o two. diamonds. Since the play (or rune should be very rood, bid it without (us* or ado. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding Is the same as in the question just answered.^You, South, hold; *I VAJS75 «ARJ(4t 4? What do you do? Answer Ramlil Gives Shirt but the cop didn't give up. He kept checking and finally ran Off Hi* Own Back it down, just in time to see a young man jump out and nm. A resident of the area came out to check the commotion in front of his house. 11 was Wallace's insurance man. J. N. Trice. He promptly advised his clicnl. New Guinea's greater bird of paradise, noted for magnificent ADDRESS wild ZONE, SIZE amljalcoholism and moral ciisscdnossJand multicolored plumes, is a con STYLE NUMBER. Your primary duly in the cir-jsin of the common crow. DETROIT (ft—A bandit gave the shirt off his back following a robbery. The man, clad In a. gaudy shirt, shoved a note demanding money in the cashier's cage of a downtown theater. The cashier gave him S44 and he fled down the street, discarding his shirt as he ran. Vermont has 862 miles of railroad, 2 GIEAT HITS! LAST TIMES TODAY! ^sTecHMiOwoe m«»CHjNT »tt:*M JOHN PAYNE ARLENE DAHL STARTS TOMORROW — TRIPLE FEATURE — 3! COUNTRY STARTS A REIGN OF VIOLENCE SWAMPS THE SCREEN! Every nerve in your body will be jolted when you see what happens to this teen-age girl — at the mercy of an escaped killer! A crashing crescendo of thrills! Bognrt is back in the type of role that made 'him famous! Ubaraloiy-Balanced "hi-fi" lor realistic lound rtpraduclion. Panoramic 3-SpcaVcr Sy»l»m. flayi oil 3 lortdi. Mahogany er light ook f niih. Slrind %«iro. eHfS. $ SYCKES MUSIC STOKE 22 N. Ctntrt St. Dial PA 2-1340 Paramount pr«»«nts HUMPHREY FREDRIC •IQUIAR PRICK BOGART MARCH WILLIAM "WYLER'S Production of THE DESPERATE HOURS Arthur Kennedy -Martha Scott -Dewey Martin Gig Young • Macy Murphy nd Olr«l»<J by WILLIAM WYLE*' Ser««npt«y by JOSEPH HAVCS Ad«pt«d from tut no»»l •"« Gluy »y Je«

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