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PAGE TWO THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESSr LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, Live Drama Fading Out On Television Screens NEW YORK (UP)—Live TV on drama has hit the skids and some of TV's top directors are hitting the road—to Broadway. The Kaiser Hour has been dis- TV now particularly "Playhouse 90"—is better than the TV drama of three or four years ago. I think some of the scripts that used to be done on TV wouldn't patched to the graveyard and so has the Robert Montgomery Show. Lux Video is gone, along with the Alcoa - Goodyear hour. Studio One is reported to be in trouble. As a resolt, directors who made their reputations' in TV are going lesit. The Broadway schedule this season lists such TV directors as Bob Mulligan for "The' Indian Fighters," Alex Segal for "Compulsion." Arthur Perui for "Two for. the Seesaw," Vincent Donahue for "Sunrise, at CampobeUo" and Sidney Liunet for "The Minotaur." George Roy Hill, who goes into rehearsal Oct. 14 for Broadway's "Look Homeward Angel," is another TV director who has made the shift. -It was Hill who turned out "4 Night to Remember" on Kralt and who later, became a member :>f the Kaiser drama unit on NBC-TV. Can't Blame Sponsors '"There's no doubt that live TV drama is in a pretty bad way right now," said Bill. "Why? Well, I guess it's because sponsors feel they have more control over filmed shows than live ones. They're more interested in selling be good enough any more. "But you need sponsors with courage, sponsors who are willing to give their staffs a little freedom —like Kraft You take that Kaiser show They, wouldn't let us touch anything even vaguely controversial. All they wanted were plays that glorified American motherhood. We all gave it up as a.bad jub. "But I'm not disillusioned about television. I think big live drama is going to make a comeback im one or two years. And I think some smart sponsor is even going to find that a good live drama show will sell soap." soap than in drama. And of turning course out you good can't But he feels that theatre does offer Bwmttsvllle BORNETTSVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Graham and daughter of New Jersey, were weekend suests of his sister, Mrs. Donald Shaw, and family. Kermit is in the Air Force school at Chanute Field. Mr. and Mrs. James MciLeland, of Delphi, were Sunday dinner quests of Mr. and Mrs. William I Newspaperman Gives His Unblemished Opinion Of World's Great Composers 1 '. „ , £, it .^^,, .«„» taiftad him k mitt- offlfcarfes, faom Palestoaa to Gear- was elected FTFrTION AT PERU HIGH SCHOOL-Ed Carrlger, (left) a senior at Peru high school , present S^^udent Body Friday. Also in the picture is John Cooke elected vice-pres.dent. Both boys NEW YORK (OP)—Ddos Smith is a fr-foot-2," 210-pound reporter-by- trade who' wears "am inquisitive look,-from years of questing for real facts behind murders, fires, explosions, and* such .remarkable ihomaa excursions as •. the Ku Kliux Elan the : Lindbergh 'Kidnaping,. and the Salk vaccine discovery. He also.has a sigtot stoop to bis big 'frame from years .of .bending over desks, by day, wrangling with words, and bending his expert ear at night': toward record-- players, concert stages, symphonies, and) opera. ...,., ... , •'• And he also-is science emor ot an "inigMfeuMion-. that shal not',here be nameless—*he United Press. Bathed In Music This three-way career . (foe. also is U.P. music crifie and editor) does not strike him as strange^ be- •cauisc his overail approaelh to it is as a reporter, -a caling into :which he flung .bdimsel at age 18 in tiie earfly' 1020's over his family's- violent objections.-'Iliey were sure he was going to foe a Methodist preacher. He thought oiflierwise. His- family, however, had one victory. They bathed him in music, as he says, "practically from birth." And, as -he say s to * e preface of his new. book, "Music In Your Life," published today by Harper: "AMtaugb it is a private matter, I don't mind saying that if music taben from my life, .bhe loss would- be ; grievous and, perhaps, . Privately, I believe j!i |g'<-UMi^/T-iu- •m**s+™* • — ; f • - - f Ike 46 r , geniuses described- in. thus book aire among; the -greatest human beings who ever existed. Mozart A Nincompoop "Indeed,..it is my private belief .thatWolfgang Airaaideus Mozart was the greatest of all human beings, -It pains me 'exquisitely to baw to report to you, in my professional. 'Capacity, that - he was something-of a nincompoop.' ffiis approach to this book is steadily reportorial. It presents, in one wkHne.-in a series of intimate poriraoite, the lives-of the 46 greatest musical composers across fwe centuries, foom Palestrana to Gershwin. Smith's interest in tiiem is as human beings—in getting a close, hard, took'at their lives and personalifes. Has thesis is that sach remained a human being despite bis genius. You Do or Don't ^ is "a coitorM writer, and he is'also-a no-nonsense man. He will teS you, in coraversation: "1 think' tihere is more blank - blank nonsiense about music,.more peo- ole scared away from it by po- than in any field. People say "i can't understand music.' It's'aoit music-they don't.-understand; it's neurotic attitudes about "My rule about music is very simple. If' I like it, it's music; if I don't like it, it isn't music. That s true-it isn't music to me, I would urge tihat attitude on anybody: H they don't like Bach, for heaven's, sake say so. I. understand music, 'but I'm a newspaper man." dent of the high school choir. McLeland. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gardner olame them. That's why they're in television." •Hill. 34, a former Marine pilot, hasn't deserted TV. He'll direct a couple of "Playhouse 90" dramas after his Broadway assignment, the legitimate a welcome change of pace after TV. "Broadway is the only medium that gives you artistic freedom," he sa'd. "By the very nature of their set-ups, TV and the movies have to worry about pressure groups. You put a show on TV and 20 million people will see it and <)ie sponsor has to worry about tne reaction of all of them. " : "But the Broadway audience is smaller and you don't have to worry about pressure from your audience. Or censorship. You can deal with adult themes like sex. You can do plays of social significance —something you can't do on TV." Feels TV Improving Hill, contrary to many other observers, feels TV is improving. "It's kind of fashionable to say TV Is going to pot : but it isn't so. I think and Mr. and Mrs. llonald Brechbiel, and daughter were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McConnel, of Lafayette. Mr. and Mrs. Galen Davidson and children, and' Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brechbiel' were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. David Gochenour of and Mrs. Logansport. One Supertanker Now Carries Enough Oil To Supply Entire City Mr. and Mrs. Gochenour will leave soon to spend the winter in Florida, The WSCS will meet at the home of Minnie Alexander with Ora Gardner assisting this Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs, Don Hiny entertained members of the basketball team at an Italian dinner at their home Monday evening. Dr. J. P. Galbreth is attending a medical convention in Chicago this , a student at Manchester college, spent bhe weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parks. Hobby Lobby club will meet Thursday at the home of Martha Ridenour with Marie Sleeth assisting. NEW YORK _(H]P)-Super.tamk- : ers are carrying some giant-size' headaches .along with 'their oar- goes of oil products. These giant tankers, ranging in size up to 85,000 tons, can canry .in one voyage enough gasoline to m the tanks of nearly 2-™lilion cars "or supply the oil needs of a city the size of Cincinnati .for a month. ' , . The post - war revolution HI tanker sizes has been by a growing demand week. Paul Parks, Deepest ntckle mine in the world ' triggered for more oTl awfan al - out effort to out transportation costs. At present, these sea-going giants can haul petroleum products^ half - way .around the world for as little "as three cents a gallon. Bout this revolution has resaitec ^i a muassiave headache for the world's leading, seaports. • Many lklV{T jk-v-".— — — 'v f xufiiiiest" seaport, is only a third- ate stopping place for tankers of 0,000 'tons or more because of arrow and shallow channels. The' vast complex of refineries n the New York area is located m the New York and New Jersey channels, neither of which can ac- omrawdate the bigger taokers. The great ocean liners use the main Ambrose Ohaonel into the larbor. • , New York is mot atone with this >r.oiblem. Pihiiadeljphia is dredging 40-fioot diamnel and mapping plans for a 50-foot channel. Deeper chamnelis on the Detoware Riv- haive led to a recent refinery expansion to the area, with more ports are , forced to undertake dollar expansion and modernization programs to ac comimodate these super - tamfcers srsssrs^ssr. "± n =s. ta MONDAY 9:00-5:00 SAVE! PENNEY'S ALL FOAM RUBBER BED PILLOWS An Incredible price for any pillow —no less a one piece solid foam mold. Extra large, never needs plumping. Allergy free! White, pink, blue preshrunk muslin zipper covers. lucrative petroleum trade. Terminals Too Small The problem is especially bat in the United States, where many key refining and terminal faicffli ties were bufflt long before tihe ad vent of the super-banker. They're iust not aible to handle the big . In addition to shaiow iharibors and chanmels, tibe continental 'shelf imposes some .severe oaitoral _li •imitations on tie size of ships which can corns into our Gull! aw East Coast parts. The West Coas has a 'number of deeip water ports. -New York " (%, the world's I asked W Engineers. Corps to X) come, Is Building Los Angeles is building a suiper- .OTker terminial in the outer harbors, including a 45 - foot channel and a" pier big'enough to accommodate Ships 1,000 feet long. The U. S. Array Corps of Engineers is studying tihe feasibility of deepening channels in bhe San Fran- citsico Bay area. A present, the 85,000 -ton tamik- «f S ..-miust pMnp-''.ool- into lighters outside- the bay area' 'in order to raise tlhemselves for the..channel voyage. These supertankers require ait least "a 50 - foot channel wihen fiuHy loaded. • M some Middle Bast ports, piers ane built to run one mole out, where siuiperiaaikwre can unload via underwater pipelines. New York, however, cannot-hain* Le the 85,000 - ton giants. The port of' New York aiuthoriifey ha® deepen channels form 35 to 45 feet. This would permit ships up to 60,000 - tons to deliver oil at many of New York's .48 tanker 'berths. Overseas Expansions 'The authority estimated that if tihe 30 milMon tons of petroleum coming into New York each year were carried in 46,000-ton tankers instead of smaller ones as at .present, transportation costs could be cut by 30 miffion dollars a year. Overseas, Belgium,, France, England, Japan,, the Philippines and Brazil are planning or working on harbor improvement programs because of.supertankers. During World War'II and the immediate post - war years, near- International Letter Writing Week Will Be Noted By Postoffice International Letter Writing Week will be celebrated in Logansport, October .6 to 12, Postmaster Sylvester Kelly announced yesterday. Kelly pointed out that each year since 1938 the Post Office Department has joined in the observance of National Letter Writing Week- an annual event celebrated to emphasize the meaning and value of letter writing as a symbol of American freedom, • „ "As a result of its success, Postmaster Kelly stated. "National Letter Writing Week will be con- m , ±.' «. I V> rt ntf Chew on This Answar to Previou* ACROSS I Corn on the 4 Corned beef 8 Fruit decay 12 Mineral rock 18 Chills and fever 14 Not' well-down 15 Uncooked DOWN 1 Apple center 2Mouthward, : 3 Confuses 4 Nimbuses 5 Seaweed 6 Evening 7 Males B Sweeping. device 9 Statutes 10 Sea eagle ~ 26 Hebrew letter 40 Food regim ducted on an international basis UUVieu "" "" "".... T (.„_ this year for the first time. Inter- - — 23 Lure 24 Site of Taj Mahal 25 Angers ly ai the oil moving by sea was carried in 16,000 . ton T-2 tamkers. At present, tankers ranging in national Letter Writing Week-is based on the idea that written communication between people^ in all the countries of the world will contribute toward the building of a lasting peace." size up to 106,500- ton : are wider construction. These ships wffl be around 940 feet long. The Quiueen B-iazalbefch is 1,031 feet weighs 83,000 tons. NO LUCK HARTFORD, Conn.-Water en- gineer'Alexander Markus complained that visitors to the filter plant polluted the sewage system. He said the visitors tossed coins for good' luck into the system, thus and .-polluting " U M£ *T , 11 Golf mounds 18 Silk and wool 17 Bureau part < i.?i " MI 19 Sample food 18 Blue pencil * wielderg 20 Flowers 21 Vegai, Nevada . 22 Kind of cheese 24 Helps 26 Beef -— 27 the table 30 Green 32 Middle 34 Peruse again E5 Song bird 36 Donkey 37 Pronoun 39 Gaelic 40 Expires 41 High card 42 Proportion 15 Photographic devices 49 Get one's bearings 51 Individual 52 Harbor 53 An and shut case 54 Full of (suffix) 55 Female sheep (Pi.) 56 Hang fil-Chart 27 Place for supplies 28 Lampreys 29 Woody plant 31 Country ' 33 Female relative 38 Get away 41 Alter 42 Hemp 43-In a line 44 Weary 46 Solar disk 47 Handle '48 Ooze 50 Spinning toy it's an MROW and itt DRIP DRY Pou/effe Back To But As I/ie Star By WIUIAM GLOVER NEW YORK. W—Pauletta &>&- dard regards "The Waltz of bhe Toreadors,'' an will bring ^er ._ . February, h« major stage debut. Melvyn Douglas shares star casting with her. "It's about time, don't you she smiles with a beguiling toss of shoulder-length brunette curls "I thought this was a good way to get my'feet wet." The rema r k overlooks the fact brat 5nfoot-4 Paulette, who., once wen the vote of an artist jury for possessing "toe 'most beautiful body in the world," was previously seen hereabout swinging on a prop moan in Ziegfdd's "Rio Rita" just 30 years ago, and subsequently had the feminine lead in an unfortunate dramatic effort railed "The Conquering Male." Dabe date never has appealed to blue-eyed still stunning Paulette. Such basic items as year of birth have never been settled with certainty in he*; connection—1911, 1S05, 1&14 and 1915. have been variously mentioned. State Secret "'Any woman who would bell her age would tell anything," she once said view, Miss Goddard said of her new role, "It's not exactly type casting, and that's why it is such BOdfuSr "some wbfle back ("Seven or right years I guess," she says vaguely) she embarked on stage- work by performing in "Winterset" for Dublin's Gate Theater, subsequently had a. summer theater session with "Caesar and Cle- enterprise which opaira." to Broadway in "My first real brush with what you might call the stage, though, the television version of The Women' " she adds. The Goddard-Douglas version of "The Waltz' of tine Toreadors" brings back before the public a relinking comedy which had. to quit Broadway in mid-success last season because its star, Sir Ralpn Richardson was stricken with a throat ailment. , tf "1 saw it on opening night, says -Miss Goddard, "but I never thought I would ever come to GOLDEN KOU mm SHOP Broadway in it." "Saturday Night Kid," a drama which was to open this past week starring Shelley Winters, seems for the. time being, at least unable to shape into able theatric fare. problems. The stage version of best selling novel "Compulsion," scheduled for arrival Oct: 21, is now. a topic of litigation between Meyer Levin, author, and Michael' Myer•berg, producer. A -collaborator was brought, in to work witih Levin, on the adaptation; and the point oi dispute concerns .who has ; the FIRST FLOOR $5.00 A fresh - Washed, clean white shirt always ai hand. within a short, speedy span of time! Made of scientifically "conditioned" cotton, this Arrow wonder washes to dazzling whiteness .. .quickly drip- dries, and without further ado, it's ready to be worn again. "Mitoga" - tailored for flawless fit ... and "Sanforized," of course. , Interrupting rehearsal for inter- final say in approving Ikies Over 55 Years of Uninterrupted Service to This Community The Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Logansport, Ind. 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