The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1953 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 8, 1953
Page 12
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TjgELYB BLY'l'HiiVJJLJLK WkiUNKSDAY, JULY 8, IBM Drinking and Arrests Nearly Cost John Agar His Career By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — "I am not a drunkard. I never have been." fhoee were blunt words from John Agar, who is ernestly trying to rebuild his persona life and movie career. Both suffered severe setbacks because of his arrests on drunk driv ing charges. Having served time for his offenses, he says he is determined to stay out of fu tare trouble. "I made a couple of mistakes,"* be admitted. "I've paid for them. Mow I want to forget them." , He spoke frankly about his past problems and future hopes. Does he drink now? "No," he replied. "And I don't miss it at all." He attends regular meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, in accordance "with court order. Agar indicated that he never was more than a social drinker, although he has gone overboard on some well-publicized occasions. He said that some people got the idea he was a drunkard because of his eyes. They are perennially bloodsnot. "It's a condition that started when I was in the Army," he explained. "I've had 160 different •ilergy tests to find out what causes it. Nobody has been able to determine. "Possibly it is caused by dust. When I first got into the Army, I was a physical instructor up in Washington and spent hours on big, dusty fields. Then I got into the engineers and went to bulldozer school. After a day of train- Ing, my face would be caked with dust." Son of Meat Packer Agar is a Johnny-come-lately to the acting profession. Son of me»t packer, he expected to enter nto father's business. That Was before the war and before his ill- fated marriage to Shirley Temple. Her boss, David Selznick, decided Agar could be an actor, and gave htm a start in the movies. Does he ever regret having become an actor? "Wot for a minute." But he might have avoided a lot of trouble if he hadn't, I suggested. "I also would have missed a lot of pleasure. What happened to mft could have happened to anybody, whether he was an actor or not. I.UXOHA — Mrs. E. J. Mikulencak and children. Lorraine, Edwin and Walter are leaving here this week for Ft. Mnson, San Francisco, from where they will sail after July 16 to join their husband and father, M-Sgt. B. J. Mikulencak at his Tachikawa, Japan Air Base. They expect to remain in Tokyo for two and a half years. The base is located 20 miles from Tokyo. Mrs. Mikulencak is the former Miss Billiu Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood. Koran! In France, som* g««M »r« fed by [orclns food through t funnel into the bird's mouth, guch forol- bio (ceding enlarfwa Hie fowl's »v- er for use as pate de foie graa. ADVERTISEMENT FO* BIDS Sealed proposal! will be received by tho Board oj Commissioners of Drainage District No. 17, of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in the office of thn District of the First National Bank Building, Blythevllle- Arkansas, until 10:30 o'clock A. M. fCST), July 28, 1953, for excavating approximately 28,700 cubic yards of material fdltch cleanout), approximately 26 miles, at which time 1 place the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid received after closing time w: be rctuniecl unopened. Copies of tlie plans, specifications ind other proposed contract documents are on file in the office of Drainage District No. 17, at Blythc- (Us, Arkansas, and are open for jublic inspection. A set of such doc- entR may be obtained from C. O. Redman. Secretary of the Dis- .rlct, upon deposit of Five Dollars $5.001. which deposit will be re- uncled to each actual bidder upon eturn of such documents in good )rder v.ithin five days after receipt if bids. The character and amount of se- uvky to be furnished by each bid- ! er are stated in the above men- j ioneci documents. Bidder must be licensed in the i tate of Arkansas, and no bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least thirty (30) days. The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. BOARD OF SOMMISSIONERS OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 17 By C. G. Redman, Secretary 7J11-15-18-22 when iclor." He allowed that he couldn't go on playing the ail- American boy forever. Agar's film career got a boost with a lead in Hugo Haas' "Bait." ' The only difference is that wiu , „ ,„„ „, nllyu nans - Dal[ ,» happens to an actor, everybody He is now being sought by Pine- reads about it." I ,„. [Thomas, Alex Gottlieb and other producers. Also in the wind is a nitery dale in Las Vegas. .He has been taking: vocal lessons for years and thinks he is ready for his night club debut. Agar's career is getting back on fts feet with the aid and support of his wife Loretta and his mentor, producer Hal Makelln. The latter made "Man of Conflict" with the actor at the height of his troubles. The producer took Agar under his wing and is promoting a career before and behind the camera. Agar is learning all phases of film production. Slng-s, Too "I'm in this business to stay." •aid the actor, "and I want to learn about the production end as well as acting. My ambition is to become a character lend, i which is the ambition of anv •'"- • INSECT DAMAGE TO CROPS? We offer (o (he farmers free field inspection for Thrips, Army Worms, Red Spider and other insect damage. We have six pound foxnphene, 25 per cent DDT, BHC and DDT 9/15 liquids. Also dust. If you have insecl or poison problems, Ceel free to call on us at any time. Blythevifle Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phones 6856 — 6957 — 6858 Headquarters for Toxaphene, DDT and Other Poisons. O NLY L1GHT-DUTY CMC's for '53 have them- these super-features that p;iy off in lower running costs and longer life—no matter how hard you use a truck. 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