The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1951 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 20, 1951
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PAOK TWO (ARK.) COURIETl KEWg Santa's Helpers Busy Readying Under privileged Children's Party »> GEORGE CLARK (Cwrfef New« SUM Writer) Suit* Glaus' helpers at Blythe- vlll« High School »re working overtime these days getting things ready for the Kiwanls Club and Junior Chamber ot Commerce's annual Underprivileged children Christmas party it 11 a.m. Satur- The party will be held In the Jayoee clubrooms on North Second Str«t. Children who otherwise might be • overlooked In the hustle \ «nd bustle .of the yiiletide season \ because their families cannot afford a "big" Christmas will be the guests of honor. The high school Santa helpers »rt members of the school's home economics classes, the students in the vocational education and veteran's training departments. This year, as in past years, the high school student. 1 ) and veterans are putting In extra time repairing broken toys collected by the Kl- wanlans and Jaycees /or the party. The home economics gtrli have repaired and made clothes lor approximately 150 dolls. Boys In the vocational education department •nd veterans attending night classes repaired and painted the supply of used toys collected for the party, and boys In the school's woodwork shop have made, from scrap lumber, 150 .tiny chairs for the party. THURSDAY, DECEMBER M, 1951 FINISHING TOUCHES—Jimmy Booker (left) puts the finishing touches on a toy automobile that members of the Blytheville nigh Srhool Capter of the Future Farmers of America and the school's vocational education department worked over for the party hipped —Courier News I'liolo 'I'l.AVHOTJSK' CHAIRS—Woodcraft students at the school eh tn their bit for Ihe underprivileged children's party too. They made 150 tiny chairs lo be given to the boys and girls. Shown working on Ihe chairs are Eugene Llpford (with hammer), Cecil Parks m-lth paint —Courier News Photo while Billy Nelson examines other toys. The toys In 'the background are only a small portion of Ihose made over by the high school student* for the underprivileged children's party. Film Star 'Becky Thatcher' Makes Return to Hollywood Freeman Robinson, who is heart brush), and Lynwood fierron who U examining » finished produ of the school's vocational agrlcul- B " m5nca proau ture department and a member of the Klwanls Club's party committee, estimated that approximately 8.000 toys, part of them left over from parties of previous years, are on hand for The Joint Kiwanls-Jaycee committee tries to keep a good supply on hand at all times to guarantee underprivileged children toys for Christmas even If other phase of the party fail to materialize. Santa himself will be present to greet the youngsters. And after the party, the children will be feted with a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at the Rawirback Drive-In. The turkey dinner Is given e»ch year by Sam Johns, owner of the Razorhack. License Plates To Last for Long Time, U. S. Says WASHINGTON (AP) — To save icarc* metals needed In the defense program, the Government aiid the states have agreed on a program to r.iake 1981 or 1952 automobile license plate* do Indefln- Wr- /&'*-:&>• - -^ The National %wtacM«r Authw- Hr' NPA f*U iht* *in rt tUtet the last new plates'motorists will get lor the time being are those for 1M2 adn in 31 states the 1S51 plates % "1 b* used through 1952. In both instance*, small tags or clips will be Issued lo bring them up to date. By nOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP)—A former film star is returning to the screen after a 15-year absence, but she'sf no grey-haired oldtimcr. The returnee Is Mitzi Green, $500,000 Fire Hits Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn, (AP) — Flames whipped by a brisk wind raged through a suburban business district eflrly yesterday causing damage estimated at $500,000 to cue million dollars. Davidson County of liters R. E. Farrell and Leo Brown, who said the IOM vould. "rench at least one million," sairt the blnzc started shortly before midnight In the middle of the Dupontonla business section. Youngster's Fun Costly CRETE, Neb. OF)—The simple little BB gun is costing the city of Crete <20 * week. That's what ft costs to replace light bulbs shot out by youngsters sporting BB guns, Light Commissioner C. R Weaver reported to the city council. Just Arrived! the NEW LIGHTWEIGHT 9 HP DISSTON INTERMEDIATE CHAIN SAW c»u NOW ro* TOM nn MMOMSTtAnOM SANTA'S HE^frEfls—TJiejefthreit home economic! ..'.•. —Courier News I'liolo students at Blylhevllle High School,. Millie Ann Brad- privileged Children's Christmas party Saturday. Home ley (left), Evelyn Bowen (center) and Donna Sykes, economics girls at the school repaired and made are getting dolls ready for the KtwanLs-Jaycee under- dresses for 150 dolls. 'ndia's Joan of Arc To Provide Movie Plot BOMBAY, IlldiA (AP)—The life ot Imlin's .loan of Arc will provide the plot for an Enelish-lnngunge color motion picture filmed In this country. Atncrtam.nnd Indian technicians h:ivn Joined in'the Minerva Movie- tone Companies production ot the life ot the Ron! of JhnnRl, who her life in the anti-British rebel- lion of 1857. The Hindu princess, legend runs, fought sword-in-hnnrt mounted on horseback during the rebellion. Faithful subjects hiirned her remains after her death, lest the foreigners touch her Brntimlnlc body. veteran of 2i yrars In show business but a youthful 31-years-old. Tf you were going to the movies 20 years ago, you'll remember her pert fact and sprightly acting in many a picture. Having been an ardent fan In that vintage, I can readily rec.ill her Becky Thatcher opposite Jackie Coogan's Tom Sawyer. I can also recall when she cavorted with Wheeler nnd Woolsey In "Girl Crazy." In which she used a cookie for monocle and Imitated George Therefore It was a bit of' a shock to Una that *h* It now groun up and the mother of three children. Wllh Abbott anil CosWlo Mltzl Is currently acting as one of the tolls for Abbott and Costello In another of their far-flung epics "Lost tn Alaska." it was a good choice for her return, since the Impromptu nature of Abbott and Costello pictures would preclude any nervousness on her part, "Naturally. I felt a little Jumpy about doing a picture after 15 years "I Ran Through Scene" "When 1 arrived on the set. Jean Yarbrough, the director, suggested that I run through the scene I went through it breezily, but I thought 1 heard a noise, like > cnmera running. When I got though. Jean said 'cut.' I had done my first scene and didn't know It." Since then she's been getting along swimmingly, and now she's eager to do more pictures. Talent Is Natural Mitzi came by her talent naturally, being the daughter of a vaudeville team. At four, she was enter- tnlning people backstage with her impressions of Moran and Mack, and it wasn't Ions before she was doing her stuff onstage. She got her break in pictures In 1929, at the age of eight. "Actually, I was only tn pictures three or four years." she remarked. "I came back in |936 to do my last picture, 'Transatlantic Merry - Go- Round,' which was one of Jack For that Silk/ Shine at Holiday Time - Shampoo with today!; Looking forward to exciting times this holiday season? And do you want to look your exciting best? Then follow Santa's advice! Shampoo with today's Drene . . . and you'll have exciting hair that shines like silk ... so silken soft, to touch! Yes, there's secret magic in today's Drone —a special cleansing agent in Drene—and only Drene—that silkens your hair so beautifully! Shampoo will) Drene. . . today! SANTA SAYS... Silkens Your Hair. ,: as It Cleanses / WOODS DRUG Benny's parly films." Returned to Stage After that, she returned to the stage, scoring hits in Broadway shows. In vaudeville and lately as a night club star. She Is doing most of her old imitations, and she still has many fans who fall for the George Arliss routine. Unlike many former child stars, Mitzi appears to have found a successful married life. She is the wife of Joseph Peraey, Broadway aclor and now a film director at tlni- •ersal-rnternational studios. They have three children: Joel. ^ Jan 4, «nd Jeff. 8 months. j Marriage Is Happy 'I think it was very fortunate hat I married someone in show Misiness," she observed. "Joe understands the creative urge. When he sees me watching a good television show or a night club act, he recognizes the glint in my eye. So he suggests: 'Honey, why don't you play a date In Las Vegas or somewhere^ and get it out of your sys- Mitzi said her own children have- en't shown much acting ability, but rifain Moves Cautiously to Restore Pound Canada Sets Dollar Free; Other Nations Seek Revalued Money By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK M>,-Br(taln Is tak- ng its first cautious slep toward restoring confidence in the stote- lettered pound sterling. Canada at the same time has taken the step and set its dollar entirely ..„. Switzerland has treed the price of Bold, but not its movement, from government control. Taken together, these three could represent the first signs or a tendency to return to private, as opposed to state, controls of world economy, They follow two others: Columbia recently dropped nil -its price controls, and Hungary was reported to have dropped rationing —although v.'ith an Iron Curtain country It is always hard to winnow the fact from the propaganda. "Dwsn'l Mean Much" By itself, the British government's return to commercial banks of the right to trade in foreign exchange doesn't mean much, American bankers and foreign traders say. The narrow range in which t h e bankers can trade prevents that. But they hope the step will be followed by others and lead, al some time In the future, to full convertibility of the pound sterling wl!h other currencies. Canada had already taken several steps in that direction befora its final one over the week-end. It now joins the United States and Swity.erl nd as the only countries who aren't afraid of what n'lll happen to their money's value when It is freely compared with the money of any other land. That's what convertibility mean* —the right to change dollars into pounds or pe-sos at will and In any amount and at any price. Sound currencies retain their value. . Solt oius have to be protected by government curbs on their convertibility. Canada Unpegged Price Canada unpegged the price of Its dollar over a year ago—a step B-itain is not yet ready to lake. Now by making It freely convert- final i lb ' e ' Canacl!l wil ' permit its citl- fre'e ™" s to s t )cncl as much as they ' like In Die United States, hence increasing tourist travel. Heretofore, tliey could take only so much money out of Canada, The step also will thaw out some four billion dollars of American money Invested in Canada, which was frozen (here at the start of World War II. A Canadian dollar now is worth about 98 cents in American money. added that It was understandable. "\0 One lo Drive Them" "It's because there is no one lo drive Ihem." she said. "Behind every child star Is a mother or father, or both, who will supply the encouragement and push. My father was always trying to get me to show off. Fortunately, my mother was also there to keep me on balance. "That, I think, is the difference nf whether a child star ends up happily or unhappily. 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