The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 22, 1955
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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN The George Gobel Story III: Goble—Horse and Baggy Comedian in Atomic Age (Last of three) By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — George Gobcl is a horse and buggy come'dian in the atomic age. The contrast is the key to his fame. Like Will Rogers made the post World War I generation laugh, Gobel Is making the atomic age'gen- eration laugh at ills vag'iie, mild, sly, dry wit." At his poker-faced puns and his casual Inanities. At his misleading demeanor and his faltering monologs with unexpected punch lines, In the last six months George Gobel has become the television comedian of the year and now he hns the official "Emmy" to prove it. Here are some of the Gobelisms that paved the way: About his TV personality: "Everybody acts like they're a headwaiter and I got no reservations." About a frlcnds's wife: "When she says jump, he Jumps. When my wife says jump, I say, 'How high, baby?' ' Dude: "A guy who changes his whole shirt when his collar gets dirty." About the latest Dior-style gowns: "Girls just aren't made like that any more." "I know what my capacity for drinking is but I keep getting drunk before I can reach It." "I only drink on special occasions. Special occasions like—well —like when the sun goes clown." Introducing his TV show: "The .program you are about to see has been chosen 'to be shown to the armed forces — of our enemies overseas." "I married Alice because I like her mother so much. I would have Mediator Continues Efforts To Settle Telephone Strike GEORGE AND SWIMMING Pool: "Everybody acts like they're headwaiter and I fot no reservations ..." married her mother except that by the time I met Alice, her mother was already taken. That's the way it goes. The good ones are always snapped up first." "I can't play this guitar very good, but I got a brother who can't play it at all." When Peggy King was added to his show, he said: "I'm going to introduce « girl singer. They're the best kind." About his honesty: "If I tell you a lie, I tell you It's a lie — unless I'm lying." To a color photographer: "I'll change color a little If you want me to." "I've known fights to start at parties over the most trivial women." "I'm the unlucky type of fellow— always an hour late or a dollar short." To a pursuing blonde in his night club act: "If you were the only girl in the world and I were the only boy, all right. But for now lenve me alone." When Tennessee Ernie was a guest on his show. George asked where he was born. "Tennessee," replied Ernie. "That's'where our show is different," George announced. "On othei shows he would have said 'Alabama' and got a big laugh. We stick to the truth. It's documentary comedy." On most autograph books, he writes: "I can't think of anything funny to write." This type of dialog is typical ol the Gobel show: George: "Gee, you're beautlfu when you're mad." Alice: "I'm not mad." George: "You're not beautiful.' Peggy King walked on with a dog the same color as her coat anc George said: "Oh, I see you had enough fur left over to make i dog." Gobel's advice to last minuti Christmas shoppers: "Get a five pound box of money gift wrapped." About school buses: "Never pass one on the left-hand side. One of ATLANTA (/P)—A federal media-* or continued efforts to eettle the Southern Bell Telephone Co. strike oday while the company reported new damage to cables. The mediator met separately again with representatives of the company and the CIO Communications Workers of America. A company spokesman said two major toll line circuits near Savannah, Ga.. were slashed yesterday, a cable near Montgomery, Ala., was shattered by a pistol bullet and other bullets knocked out three cables in the Atlanta area. CWA spokesmen reiterated that union members had nothing to do with the reported damage. At Jacksonville, Fla., a company spokesman said 45 per cent of un- on-ellgible employes reported (or work in Florida. Roy Armstrong, Florida CWA director, said the figures were "phony," and added: "ReporU I am receiving from the 10 locals in the state do not Indicate any such movement. Our lines are holding strong." In Mississippi, two women strikers were llred by Southern Bell on charges of slapping and pulling the hair of a nonstriker at Laurel. The, nine-state strike began March 14 when the union and the company failed to agree on a new contract after nearly nine months of negotiations. About 50.0JO em- ployes are eligible for union membership. HE THOUGHT OF IT First recorded suggestion that the earth and other planets revolve around the sun Is attributed to Arlstarchus, astronomer who lived on the Greek island of Samos about 265 B.C. the children may be driving." Introducing another TV show "The people you are about to meet are innocent. Only their faces have been changed—to make them look real." It's kind of interesting how I happen to be George Gobel. See—a number of years ago my father, Herman Qobel. met my mother- well—I guess you know how it hap> pened." "I'd like to thank you for allowing me to come Into your homes That's one thing about television— you get invited into homes that ordinarily you wouldn't even—well— I mean a team of wild horses couldn't—although I will say some of them look as if a team of wild horses really did." "One of the nice things about being In a live television show is that you have live girls. And they're the best kind." "Pardon me all the way to Bloomington, Illinois." GEORGE 5: "Some year» arc my father met my mother . . ." SICK and TIRED ... Anybody who'i sick very long quickly gets tired of paying medical bilJi. Get your accident and health In- •urance today, call us now! RAYMOND ZACHRY IIS N. 2nd. Insurance Agency Phone 3-S815 FEEDER CALF SALE if 1200 HEAD * STEERS and HEIFERS ANGUS, SHORTHORNS, HEREFORDS Sorted Into uniform lotf THURS., APRIL 14, 1955 Sale Begins: 1:00 P.M. One Ml. N. Marlanna, Hwy. 1 EASTERN ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK ASS'N. Arkansas' First Feeder Calf Association Two Sales Each Year 2nd THURSDAY In APRIL 2nd THURSDAY In SEPT For further Information Contact: Jim D. Blucker Box 303, Marianna, Ark. Studebaker beats 21 competing cars in 1955 Mobilgas Economy Run! > Wins Grand Sweepstakes for second straight year! Now more than ever America's No. 1 economy car! STUDEBAKER COMMANDER V-8 WITH AUTOMATIC DIIVI TAKES TOP HONORS with an average of 58.6 TON MILES PER GALLON Ai actual 27,4 milt* per tfo/fo/il But of oil tioh»« in th» run/ Once more, pace-setting Studebaker has won America's most coveted gasoline economy award . . . the Mobilgas Economy Run Grand Sweepstakes Trophy 1 Over a gruelling 1323-mile course from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs, a 1955 Studebaker Commander V-8 took top honon in a field of 22 great American cars—all equipped with automatic transmissions. The winning Studebaker Commander V-8 got 27.4 actual miles per gallon—the best actual mileage per gallon of all eights competing. A Studebaker President was a close second among all the eights with an actual 25.29 miles per gallon. Duplicates of Studebaker'i Mobilgas Economy Run Sweepstakes winner are available now at your Studebaker dealer's. Sec him right away 1 STUDEHAKER DIVISION OF THE STUDEIAKER-PACKARD CORPORATION ...ONE OF THE 4 MAJOR FULL-LINE PRODUCERS OF CARS AND TRUCKS CHAMBLIN SALES COMPANY Your Studebaker-Packard Dealer Phon* 3*6888 Railroad ft Ash Streets "NYE" BOUNCED-Aneurln Bevan is now a man without a party. The former leader o! the left wing of Britain's Labor Party was expelled from the party's ranks in Parliament b> a vote of HI to 112. He faces formal expulsion from the Labor Party itself. He is now an Independent in Parliament, with only the backing he can win through his oratory. Handcuffs Prove Knotty Problem PASADENA. Calif, lift— Here Is why 11-year-old Robert Allen was 30 minutes late for school yesterday: On his way to school he found a pair of handcuffs and snapped them on. He found he couldn't reach the attached, key to. unlock them. He returned home, where his father John W. AUen tried to unlock the cuffs but broke off the key. Father and son sought out a locksmith. 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