Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on July 11, 1948 · Page 62
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Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas · Page 62

Abilene, Texas
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Sunday, July 11, 1948
Page 62
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,10 THE ABILENE, TE% REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Tex^s, Sunday , ? Morning, July 11, 1948 For Your Pleasure By REBEL JACKSON Actress' Personal Appearance Is Added Attraction to Film's Abilene Premiere Randolph Scott'i newest and prettiest leading lady, Jacqueline White, will come to Abilene in person Friday to herald the premiere showing in the Southwest of their film, "Return of the Bad Men," at the Majestic Theatre Friday. As a companion piece to "Badman's .Territory," RKO Radio has produced a Western on the land rush days peopled with some of history's bad men. Miss White, as the heroine, plays a young widow who is engaged to be married to Scott. Scott, like the other citizens of the Oklahoma Territory town of Braxton, is preparing to evacuate the Territory and take his place in the starting line for the first great Land Rush -- that of 1889. Such characters as the murderous Younger brothers, the vicious Daltons, the bandit known as Billy the Kid and the soft - spoken killer known as the Sundance Kid swoop down upon the unprotected town ·whose inhabitants have gone to join in the land rush. Jacqueline White is that rarity in movietown -- a native Californian who was born almost at Hollywood's front door. As far back as she can remember she dreamed of a screen career. It was not until she had enrolled as a student at the University of California in Los Angeles, however, that she.got her* first break. Appearing in a drama class production of "Ah, Wilderness," she was spotted by a studio casting director who arranged a screen test. The result was her film debut in "Song of Russia." From there she went to a role in "30 Seconds Over Tokyo." Next she had the leading part opposite Red Skelton- In "The Show Off." Impressed with her beauty and talent, RKO Radio signed her to a long term contract. Since then she has appeared in "Banjo," "Seven Keyes to Balpate," "Memory of Love" and "Crossfire." Blonde and blue - eyed, Miss White is 24 years old and unmar4Ihe ried. Also making an appearance on the same stage show will be Ray Whitley, who has appeared in over 50 Westerns, many of them with Tim Holt. He also has' made a series of musical shorts. Whitley will appear with the Gower Gulch Cowboys who include Homer Callahan, Comedian, Dick Morgan, guitarist and Hert Adams, oldtime fiddler. They will be on the sta^e Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Miss White will. appear Friday only at the Majestic although the picture will have a six-day showing. The film needs no added'attrac- tion to interest Abilene moviegoers. According to Bruce Royal, Majestic manager, the name "Randolph Scott" is enough to draw a full house. · No other Western star is quite as popular as Scott in Abilene, Royal says. "He gives the fans action and that's what they like," the manager explains it. Four Abilenians are singing this season in Dallas' Starlight Operettas, the current one being "One Touch of Venus," with Vivien Elaine and Kenny Baker. . Craig Timberlake, voice instructor in the McMurry School of Fine Arts, is singing minor ieads in the operettas. This is his third season with the company. Two McMurry College students, Alex Eastus and Lynn Perkins, are singing in the chorus of the operettas. Eastus is the son of Mr.. and. Mrs. Robert: N. Eastus, 1017 Peach, and Perkins is the son of Mrs.. Darby -Fox, 3902 Swenson. Jane Collins.'daughter of Mr. and Mrs..Benton Collins, 402 Palm, and student at North 7 Texas " 'State Teachers College, also is -a member of the chorus. . . , · · *. · Abilenians who enjoy" entertainment West Texas style--in- the tent show manner--r- will want .to see the McKennon. Stage- , Shows presented by Harley Sadler, Inc., at South llth and Oak. The Harley Salder shows, which have become a West Texas institution, will feature Toby, 1 the country bumpkin. Monday and .Tuesday nights you may see "Meet Family." Wednesday all proceeds from "Saintly Hypocrites and Honest Sinners" will go to the Veterans Memorial Fund. T h e play will run through Thursday. Friday a n d Saturday "Jesse James" will be presented. First Summer PI ay at ACC Tuesday Night The Abilene Christian College dramatic arts department will present its first production of the summer Tuesday night at g o'clock in Sewell Auditorium, The play is "Look Who's Here," a comedy in three acts. / Cast as the male lead is Bob Lowry, junior student from Oklahoma City who plays the role of Lyman Wiricell. Lo\vry, member of Alpha Psi Omega, received the 1947-48 award as the best supporting actor in ACC for his performance in "Arsenic and Old Lace." Jody Powers, ACC senior, will have the feminine lead as Lowry's wife. Estelle Winchell. She also was a leading player in "Arsenic and Old Lace." Heading the list of supporting players is Noah Brannen of Abilene. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Kansas .State College and is doing post-graduate work in ACC. Other players are Calista Estes of Metropolis, 111., Beverly Hale of Fort Worth, Pat Wyche of San Antonio, Vernon McCuistion of Wanette, Okla., Barbara . Van Zandt of Abilene and Doris Morgan of Temple. Mrs. Jack Duncan of the. dramatic arts department faculty wjll direct the play, assisted by Roma- dene Alexander, junior student of Abilene. Lewis Fulks. senior from Abilene, is set designer. McMurry College Ex-student Begins Medical Inlerneship STAMFORD, July 10. (RNS)-- Dr. Charles Cooper, who graduated .June 14 from Baylor University School of Medicine, Houston, started his internship at Harper Hospital at Detroit, Mich., on July 1. He and his wife and little son. Charles Sherwood, II, are living at Windsor, Canada. Cooper spent three years of his pre-med work at McMurry College, and after he entered the Naval service he was sent to the New Mexico University at Albuquerque for his final year. After his graduation there, he was in the General Hospital at San Diego for a time, before he was sent to Houston to start medical training. E. .French Gallagher,- formerly of Qentralia, 111., has announced purchase of ine Star Theatre from Paul Sharpe. "The theatre will be operated as a family theatre, showing films suitable and pleasing to a family group," the veteran theatre man reported. · Gallagher,, who has been in the theatre management business since 1916, has moved his family, including his wife, their nine-year- old son, Tommy, and Mr. Gallagher's mother, Mrs. Ethel Holmes, here. They have purchased a home at 2966 South 3rd. The entire family will manage and operate the Star. STAR ON MAJESTIC. STAGE-Jacqueline White, who,stars i 11 ^Western, "Return of the Bad Men," with Randolph bcott, Robert Ryan and Anne Jeffreys, will appear on the Majestic Theatre stage Friday. "Return of the Bad Men" will have its -premiere Southwestern showing at the Majestic be ginning Friday for six days. Oilman, Ready to Film First Movie, Plans Dallas Studio PARAMOUNT Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: Romance on thf High Seas, with Jack Carsca, Jams Paige, Don De- Fore and Doris Day. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Gren Grass of Wyoming, with Peggy Cummins. Charles Coburn, Lloyd Nolan and Robert Arthur. MAJESTIC Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: The Big Clock, with Ray Milland, Maureen O'SulHvan and Charles Laughton. Wednesday and Thursday: Adventures in Silverado. Friday, Saturday. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: The Return of the Bad Men, with Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Jacquelee White and Anne Jeffreys, also a stage show Friday starring Jacqueline White and Ray Whitley and his Gower Gulch Cowboys. BROADWAY Sunday and Monday: Pirates of Monterrey, with Maria Montez and Rod Cameron; also. Desire Me, with Greer Garson and Robert Mitchum. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: I Remember Mama, with Irene Dunne and Barbara B e 1 Geddes, also, Banjo, with Sharon Moffett. Friday and Saurday: Meet John D o e , with Gary Cooper, also, 'iS 7 eath Canadian Skies, also Hollywood Barndance, with Ernest Tubb. Saturday 10 afm. and 1 p.m.: Midsummer Night's Dream, with Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland. PALACE Sunday and Monday: The Eagle Squadron, with Robert Stack and Diana Barrymore. Tuesday: All Spanish feature. Wednesday and Thursday: Bad Men of Missouri, with Dennis Morgan aud Wayne Morris: also, Devil Ship, with Richard Lane. Friday a n d Saturday: U n d e r Western Star, with Roy Rogers also, Scared to Death, with Bela Lugosi. ELMWOOD DRIVE-IN Sunday and Monday: Miracle of the Bells, with Fred MacMurray and Valli. Tuesday: The Pirates of Monterrey, with Maria Monter. Wednesday and Thursday: Cass Timberland, with Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner. Friday and Saturday: T - Men, with Dennis O'Keefe. TOWER-DRIVE-IN Sunday and Monday: Treasure of Sierra Madre, with Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan and Tim Holt. Tuesday and Wednesday: Shanghai Gesture, with Gene Tierney and Victor Mature. Thursday and Friday: Bad Bascomb, with Wallace Berry and Margaret O'Brien. Saturday: Swamp Water, with Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter and Walter Brennan. QUEEN Sunday and Monday: Scudda- Hoo! Scudda-Hay! with Lon McCallister, June Haver and Walter Brenan. Tuesday and Wednesday: Duel in the Sun, with Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck. Thursday, Friday a n d Saturday: The Timber Trail, with Monte Hale and Lynne Roberts. STAR · Sunday and Monday: Sing, Cowboy, Sing with Tex Ritter: also. The Sultan's Daughte-. with Ann Corio Tuesday and Wednesday: Stage show nightly, with the Texts Saddle Pals, stars on radio KWFT, Wichita Falls; also, West of Rainbow's End. Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Fit For A King, with Joe E. Brown; also. Panhandle, with Randolph Scott. GUEST IN EULA HOME EULA. July 10. (RNS^-- Patsy Respress. daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Ross Respress of Swenson. has been visiting in the home of her uncle, Ralph Brock and family. Roy Thorntons Are Parents of Twins BAIRD, July 10. (RNS) -- Twin boys were born Friday morning at Callahan County Hospital to "Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thornton, .Rt." 2 t Baird. The boys, Marvin and Arvin, are the grandsons of Mrs. J. E. Thornton, Rt. 3, Abilene, and Mrs N. B Holloway, Rt. 3, Baird. IJS 7 TERNES IN DALLAS ANSON, July 10. (RNS)^Tack JValker, son of Mr and Mrs. J. A. }Valker, has 'enrolled for internship in the Harris Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He received his degree in medicine June 7 at Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. COUPLES VACATIONING BALLINGER, July 10. (RNS)-- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Underwood and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barr are on a two weeks vacation in Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. GUEST OF MOTHER SANTA ANNA, July 10. (RNS)-- Elva Adele Hale, who is employed in San Antonio, has been spending a vacation with her mother, Mrs Floyd Hale. Abilene Penthouse Players X Six Broadway Hits G!css Menagerie f Personal Appearance * Twelfm Niaht * · Journey's End ft Hoy Fever · Skin of Our Teeth ft JULY 20 thru AUGUST 28 ot the AIR-CONDITIONED American Legion Bid* - No. In and Cedar f .DISCOUNT 0 When Y0« luy for ell f Plays! 20%" DISCOUNT (SEASON TICKET--Ratrved -- 7.00 inc. tax) CALL 3482 OR 9670 -SET YOU* RESERVATIONS NOW! Illinois Man Judge Withholds Comic Book Sole GALESBURG, 111., July 10' In line · with a recent "^nationwide movement to ban comic books featuring sex, violence and crime, Judge Gale A. Mathers has halted distribution-by dealers of some 46 comic books, nudist magazines and other, reading .material to newsstands. · The Knox County judge said no law was invoked but he had obtained an agreement of compliance" from publishers, and Galesburg distributors of publications. Legion Division Chief in Hospital STAMFORD, July 10. (RNS)-- James Ryland Gleaton, Fifth Division commander of the American Legion, is in the Veterans Hospital at McKinney for treatment of an old spinal injury received in service in the Navy Gleaton, assistant treasurer of the Stamford Production Credit Association, is undergoing extensive examinations to determine if surgery vill be necessary. His wife, immediate past president of the district Legion Auxiliary, went to McKinney with him, but has returned here for the time being. J. T. Lawrences and * D. F. Meltons Are Boird Supper Hosts BAIRD, July 10. --Mr. ind Mrs. J. T, Lawrence apd Mr...and Mr*." D. F Melton were hosts Friday for an informal supper. Their -guests included Betty Faust of JTew York City,. Randall Jackson, Cecil West, f Reba Price, Mr. and Mrs. Bill-5 Banks, Mr and Mrs. Jimmy Settles, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barton, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bell, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Reynolds, Russell Warren, Fayne Hollingshead and Mrs. J«hnny Sparks. · , SANTA ANNA GUESTS SANTA ANNA, July 10. (HNS)-Mr. and Mrs. John E. Smith and son of Lafayette, La., have been A guests of relatives in Santa AnnaA By HAROLD S JOHNSON UP Staff Correspondent DALLAS, July 10. (UP)--Jack Wrather, Texas oilman turned movie producer, said in Dallas Friday that filming of his new picture, "Strike- It Rich," will begin next Monday at Lradale, Tex. The producer has set up headquarters at Tyler, Tex., for filming the picture based on the history of the fabulous East Texas oil fields. ' Wrather and his wife. Actress Bonita Granville, discussed at a press conference their plans for establishing a major motion, picture production studio in Dallas soon. The stocky blond Wrather said that "I only have some vague plans about the construction of a one-stage studio on Hines Boulevard." Development of the idea will depend on the co-operation he finds in Dallas. · He said thus far he had failed to find- the cooperation for which tie had hoped and that Houston, as well as Dallas, was under consideration for the studio site to be the' only one outside of Hollywood except for one in New Tork. The major problems to be faced, he said, were publicity, talent, transportation, and financial backing. He described the talent situation as "promising." The proposed studio would employ about 150 prsons, all but 2 per cent of whom would be technicians. . Wrather said- the. principal reasons for setting up a studio out of Hollywood are to escape high production, costs and to find changes of scene. "The overhead for producing a picture will be considerably less in Dallas," he declared. Spiking a question before it was asked, he pointed out that the new studio would not produce Western pictures entirely. He said that "Strike It Rich" was a test to determine if Texas people will cooperate to the extent necessary to promote such an enterprise. The new picture, starring Miss Granville and Rod Cameron, is slated for completion in Decem- WHAT IS IT?~Assistant harbor master of Avalon George Gibson brought this piscatorial peculiarity to the surface off Catalina Island, Calif., after a 10-minute fight. It has a long hose-like nose which telescopes into the head and a tail with no fin. It is five feet long, nine inches wide, one-and-a-half-inches t h i c k . Gibson is contacting the! Scripps Institute of Oceanography for posibte identification. The Nation's TOP TUNES ON RECORD 1. You Can't Be Trua Dear 2. Woody Woodpecker 4. Nature Boy 3. My Happiness 5. Little White Lies 6. Toolie Oolie Doolie (Yodel Polka) 7. Now Is The Hour 8. The Dickie-Bird Song 9. You Call Everybody Darlin' 10. Baby Face Moit Orders Filled Promptly r 1 I Pfeaje send Record* i 1 as checked above ot 75c ««ch. , I ' Name | Aadres* 466 Pine Ph. 4848 ber. A world premiere is to be-j held simultaneously in Dallas, Tyler, and Kilgore, Wrather said." The picture, costing approximately $850,000 to produce is the fourth produced by Wrather. ON THEIR WAY TO THE MAJESTIC FOR 6 -- BIG DAYS -- 6 'THUNDER IN THE VALLEY" ' Lon McCollister Edmund Gwenn Plus "UNDER THE TONTO RIM 1 ' Tim Holt Color Cartoon 'SON OF RUSTY" Ted Donaldson Plus "MR. MUGGS RIDES AGAIN" BOWERY BOYS Color Cartoon SOUTH 14th LMWOOD COMING TUESDAY ONLY Maria Montez - Rod Cameron "PIRATES OF MONTERREY" Coming Wed. and Thuri. "CASS TIMBERLAKE" SKYLINE DRIVE-IN Individual 'ToIkrBock' Speakers TQNITE and MONDAY -- 8 P.M. -- 10 P.M MacMUIM-YAlLI-MTGA/qi ** U- ' f '" Miracle STAR ^^ THEATRE · · 2 BIG TIIP*IIIAU * ii New Owner New Policy "Your Family Theatre 1 DAYS TUESDAY* WEDNESDAY ...... , KWFT Radio Stars on our stage BOBBY COOK, TPV . r r . ..... .,..,BUDDY NELSON TEXAS SADDLE PALS with Jimmy Morgan, Benny tfoonfuzzle and Pete Jackson and his Miracle Mandolin On Our Screen: "WEST OF RAINBOW'S END' 1 and Cartoon -- Nights 25c and SOc -- Afteraoont, Picture Only a* usual prices 9e and 35c. GREER GARSON ROBERT Dial 3095 for Schedule LATEST NEWS U A I W I NfcW* "ftCCIDC ftiC" TECHNICOLOR CARTOON UulKC Hit MARIA MONTEZ Kwtoof 'THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE" with Walter Huston - Tim Holt TODAY and MONDAY 2 Shows Nightly Start 8:15 P.M. IT'S COLOR MONTH AT THE PARAMOUNT ^ if At Your Favorite Interstate Theatres: Jack Carson Don De Fore -Doris Day -W OSCAR LEVANT-S.Z.SAKALL FORTUN1O SONANOVA,- KIC WORE FEANKUN PANGBORN - LESLIE BROOKS Avon IONG · Sir LANCELOT - Tl» SAMBA KINGS TW PAGE CAVANAUGH T1HO EXERA! Pete Smith NEWS NOW- TUES. 1:42.3:39.5:36 7:33- 9:30 SEE THE BIG CLOCK... The World's Most Perfect Crime Piece... but offer you ve seen i t . . . d o n ' t tell a soul about Janoth's role ! liTfB Maurwi O'Sullivan · George Macready · Rita Johnson and Elsa Lancaster NEWS of the DAY ff] TODAY * MON. Lon McCALLISTER Junt HAVER ^ W.lter IRENNAN A DATE WITH DUKE, Color Cartoon = TODAY* MON. · IOKXT STACK DiAMIAfttYMOB JON HAIL EDDIE AUEIT IKUCE EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION 'SPEAKING OF ANIMALS"

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