Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 4, 1957 · Page 26
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 26

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 4, 1957
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Two Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Margaret O'Brien Takes Fling at Video Tonight Flood Control Hearing Set State Rep. Robert D. Schmidt of is trying to convince people that you are no longer a child," said Mbs O'Brien as she filtered her dark lashes at a plateful of mam- cotti. She had been rehearsing for a "TV Theatre" opus, 'Come NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UP)—The I child actors. I don't think you cornballest of all the cornballlhave to become spoiled. The only images ever manufactured by the important thing in life is not to movies may well have been the,be pushed into anything. That's one of Margaret O'Brien, standing • what makes the difference " lone, solemn - eyea and straw- hatted, within the mamuth hollow of a train station. It was, oh sob, a heart-tugger. It is an image that Miss O'Brien a lady pushing 20, regards now with some distaste. It is an ^_ ____ ^ ^ ^ image that TV is helping her to ]tnjj . dty p ] ans to a > tend a pl)b]ic bury. hearing to be held Dec. 17 at "One of the most difficult things y[ m inl Carmel by U.S. army en- about having been a child actress gjneers O n. a request for a study of ar: over-all bank stabilization program and a subsequent canalization of the Wabash river, he said today. Schmidt was invited by Joseph Quinn, Jr., president of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, to speak on the need for flood control at the hearing. "It is our unanimous feeling Mint if you would have some of your many friends and business associates in Logansport and CaiiS county execute the enclosed questionnaires arid return them 'to us so we can enter them as evidence at the hearing, they would natural ly strengthen our case," Quinn s-aid in a letter to Representative Schmidt. The questionnaires, designed for use of business men and indu.s trialists, ask the origin, destination and estimated tonnage of shipments involved in the business anc whether or not they are adaptable to water transportation. The person filling out the que.; tionnaire is asked to state whether or not he is in favor of this water- Greenback Party Elects Officers INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — John ahnd of Indianapolis has been re- ected national chairman of the reenback Party for 1958, it was nnounced today. A news release said Medford F. jreenstreet, Independence, Mo., as elected national secretary, nd Fred C. Proehl, Edmonds, to Me," which will be beamed out tonight. She said she was hungry. Out of Awkward Age "The wonderful thing about TV " she said between forkfuls, "is that it has given me a chance to get out of the awkward age —something the movies couldn t do for' me. No movie producer could really .afford to take a chance at handing me an .adult role. But TV has changed all that —and all within the past few weeks It started with a 'Suspicion' show at the beginning of the season in which I played a woman Then there was a 'Playhouse 90'' and a 'Climax' in which I played wives. In this 'Kraft'^ I get another chance .0 act — I m playing an ugly sister who's not quite right in the head. "I'm far more fortunate than ^ ^_ ___ _ the child movie stars ^who came j ^* a y"improvement. Go'pFes of. the ' " questionnaire may be obtained from Schmidt. before me—and all because of TV. Shirley Temple never had anything like TV to make that | _ transition to adulthood. 'Neither ,, , , f „ ^ did so many others." nola rour Jvlen as Miss O'Brien, wtio won an Academy Award at seven and who earned $5,000 a week at the peak 'of her career, looks back with some detachment on her roles in such • flickers as "Meet me in St. Louis," "Journey for Margaret" and "Jane Eyre." She did the straw-hat bit in "Music for Millions." Child Acting Half Good "In . terms of my career, I •think being a child actress is half good and half bad," she said as she worked through some garlic Robbers at Wheaton WHBATON, 111. (UP)—Authorities today held four men who they said robbed a bus driver of $50 when they failed to crack a safe at the Leyden Motor Coach Co garage. •Officers from nearby Ehr.huni' and Lombard rounded up three til the suspects within 30 minutes in the Monday robbery. A fourth was arrested later and all were charged with armed robbery am attempted safecracking. Lester Schneider, a mechanic. bread. "It's harder to get people | said two arme[1 men entered the to accept the fact you re older, | garag( , t ; ed h i m up and tried to but it's good because it helped me i open the satc - with an aCG Lylene as an actress. .torch and liquid explosives. "People think because I started Fa jii ng in that the bandits held at four-and-a-half I was a bornl up Freeman K i ng _ a bus driver actress. But there's no such thmgl when he reported to the gara ge as a born actress. You have to j and fl(jd with about $50 in comp any work to be any good. I cari re-, recei ts and persona i funds . member as a child the endless hours and hours of rehearsal just to get a. scene or even a line Reversible Traffic right." |. c ' , She ordered brandy pudding and; LdPieS Suggested tea for dessert and tackled both! ST. LOUIS (UP) — The Public with dainty gusto. i Service Co. has suggested reversi "Regrets? No, I have no regrets ble traffic lanes and the reservai at all about spending-'my childhood as an actress. My mother made .sure that I played with the tion of curb lanes for busses on such streets as a means of speed; ing mass transportation in the other kids in the neighborhood I downtown area. and I got the same kind of allow- 1 John C. Baine, PSC president. nnce that they did. made the suggestion Monday in ,a "If I had a daughter of my | letter to James E. Crowe, chair own with talent I'd offer her the! man of the Citizens Metropolitan »;ame choice my mother offered me. If she enjoyed acting, I'd let her act. If she didn't, she wouldn't have to. But I don't think there's anything necessarily bad about Transit Committee •of St. Loui and St. Louis County. The proposal was first submittei to city officials in September o 1955. Open Wednesday 'Til 5 p.m. ROMAN INITIAL" Shields personalized jewelry wardrobe... Introducing "Roman Initial" by world- famed Shields . . the magnificent hand- engraved initial jewelry wardrobe of matching cuff links and tie bar set, belt buckle, pinch tie clip, and tie tac. This is really perfection in men's jewelry design. You can buy "Roman Initial" in either gold or silver finish, as a group or individually. An outstanding achievement by Shields. Cuff links and tie bar, beautifully gift boxed 3.50* 3 1 3-3 1 5 E. Market St. Wash., vice-chairman. The release, signed by "The Ballott Committee," said the officers were chosen "by referendum vote by all dues-paying members." Named advisory board members were J. Fred Larson, Anoka,' Minn., Mrs. Agnes Nolen, Los Angeles, and A. W. Busse, Fort Wayne, Ind. The release said the party's growth "is now greater than ever in the history of the party" which was organized here in 1876. It said the party slogan adopted was: . ' "All reform waits for money reform, then let us have money reform FIRST." FEAUD JAILED MUNICH, Germany (IIP)—Wil- helm Heger, a bushy haired self- described "hair researcher," began a three and a half year pris- on term today for giving fake hair treatments to bald persons. Testimony showed that the only growth resulting from Heger's elaborate scientific" methods was in his bank account. During 1953 and 1954, he took in $2,380,000 from bald persons hoping to have their hair restored. Wednesday Evening, December 4, 1057. 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