The Daily Independent from Kannapolis, North Carolina on July 4, 1965 · Page 2
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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PAGE TWO À Your Home Newspaper — THE DAILY INDEPENDENT—Kannapolis, N. C. SUNDAY, JULY 4 , 1965 Success Storv ( Thi« feature about n Eannap- o'is native'* surrp^s as an actress and writer in Hollywood was written by a former Daily Independent staff writer it appeared in the May 30 issue of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution maga- rine. Vancv \nderson was Nancy Prr whpn she was employed on The Daily Independent’s news st <tf from 1W9 until 1941. While here, she met Kay Anderson. Now, Mrs. Andrrson is associate editor and West Coast editor of I’tiotoplay Magazine. Shp also f^rrps as 'Vpst Coast editor of Kadio-TV Mirror and Taceant maearinps and as correspondent for other MaeV adripn-BartpIl ma£ zincs. Her husband is associated with thp Howard Hu/rhps \ir- craft < orp. The Andersons reside at Manhattan Rpach, a I.os An- pelps suburb. Thp eonplp h a < thrpp rhildrrn Foppr is in thp Air Forcp, stationpd in th** Philippines: Susan is in college; John is in hijrh school.) .pyuaia.;.. ■ Leigh Chapman . , . Her Movie Here This Week By NANCY ANDERSON When Rosa Lee Chapman was studying drama at Winthmp College in Rock Hill, S. C . her mother was so embarrassed that she kep* it a secret. In truth. Rosa Lee’s major was French, and drama was only a minor, but even that smacked too much of fast - living s‘a£e folk and Hollywood wickedness ?o set well with good, conservative neighbors in Miss Chapman's home town, small Central, S. C. Now, however, when Rosa, who has changed her name to Leigh, is seen weekly on the television show, "The Alan From U N.C.L.Eher parents are filled with justifiable pride, and the neighbors think of her as a creds* to the community. Leigh Chapman, a the age of 25. is not only a steadily employed actress appearing on a hit television show, but is also a successful writer who has sold scripts for three feature pictures and for three television productions. Her first picture, “Swing i n g Summer.” has just been released. She wrote it in five days, but other srripts have taken longer — more than two weeks in some cases. Right now she has an office at Columbia Pictures where she's scripting a movie yet to be named. Leigh was born in Kannapolis, N C . where her grandfather, Ira Chapman, was the respected chief of police Her father, like most people in Kannapolis, worked for Cannon Mills. When Leigh was 6 years old, he transferred to the Cannon plant in Central. S. C. Leigh grew up in such moral surroundings, the atmosphere typical of many American small towns, that she once determined to he a missionary. “When I was about 8 or 9 years old I had typhoid fever, pneumonia, heart trouble and several other things at the same time.” she recalls. “Nobody told me that I was about to die, but I knew that I was, and I was afraid. “Tha’’s the only ‘hing that I'm afraid of now — dying. “Anyway, I was terrified, and T thought, “What can I do for God if He'll only let me live'”’ “Where I grew up. 'he most wonderful thing in the world was to be a missionary I mean that W3S the highest calling, so I promised God that if He’d only let me live I'd b® a missionary. “I didn’t want to. I fought against it. But, in 'he end, that was the bargain I made. “For a few years 1 positively intended to be a missionary, but later I knew that it would be i wrong, because I didn't really i feel called.” Instead. Leigh majored in French with the idea of work- j ing for the State Department i and minored in drama just for i the fun of it. Her summers were spent in Kannapolis, where she clerked in a department store. She never thought of writing because she didn’t consider her- ! i self intellectual enough, and she never thought of becoming a professional ac!ress because she thought she was too ugly. “I was one of those girls who cried when she looked in the i mirror.’’ Miss Chapman recalls, j “As for writing, I wanted to en- j roll in a creative writing class in college, but my intellectual | friends scared me away. “I mean all the really smart people were in the class, so I thought 'ha' if they were ’akmg creative writing, I’d better not • try it.” Le;gh reached Hollywood and : the film studios by way of an unhappy marriage. While she was attending Winthrop she be! gan to date a boy from York. S. j C,. who aspired to be an actor. ' and upon graduation they were married. They headed for Hollywood, i ; where her young husband hoped | ; to become a star and where Leigh hoped to get a job as a secretary. “My parents didn't object,” j Leigh says. “I was a marripd woman, so they thought I'd be j sa.fe,” • giip went to work as a secretary ar a major talent agency. I For her husband, however, employment in his chosen field was harder to find. In far*, there was j almost no demand for the young actor from York The pressures upon thp;r mar- j riage were such *h?t eventually j : Leigh and her husband separat- ; ed. and he went home. At thp same t n. Leigh was begining to succeed in ‘he field in which he had failed — act- J Through con'ac’s she'd made . at work, she got a small part in a “Rurke's Law” segment which led to other parts gradually increasing in importance. * “I didn’t tell my family until ! six months later that I was ! divorced or that I was acting.” j I/P;gh tells her story. “I was , afraid of what t’ney'd say. “There’s only hpen one divorce j ¡n my family ever, and it caus- | ed a terrible upheaval There 1 had never been an actress! “Anyway, I iinally brokp 'he j news about both circumstances ; at once. “Of course, my paren’s were ! terribly sorry ahou’ ‘he way my j marriage had worked ouf When i i l Awards Nominees Get Severe 1 Bv RICK DU BROW HOI _xL Y WOOD (UPD — The D, Emmy awards, television's an- W or *o Confederate mone? in was The pa st, is ail revamped. a nd mor row n out all tho^e c razy s h ou ea'egories, and the main st and- ’ a s 'W is simply “exeellen ce,” e aie some of the n orni- ; best neebi “The Man F rom Ve: anning ♦ and Lynn Fontanne in amp performances, anny Thomas' “Wonderful Id of Burlesque * special properly nomma'ed, but e properly all his specials lid also have been selected a unit, so good were they, gh S'reisand’s hour was rhe entertainmen* of the vear. to tli nd "Mr. Novak i be thrilled, but ose silver dollars - *he new Emrm expert committees thf o io\' Di7- aur a , a n course ‘he cut rent direction of the awards ¿s somewhat of ar ch efly because things couldn't get worse bull however, the nomma'ions ;tvpahc several days ago mdica e some pretty loose and floppy standards for “excellence ," as noted n the above paragraph—as well as some amarmg oversights. Furthermore, so far as 1 know, CBS news ls continuing to lefuse to participate in the awards — an honorable move aimed a' establishing a separate journalistic prize sys'ern. outside the s howbi?. aura as a matter of d.gmtv Which makes the Emm» worth that much less, properly. In their nominations for top entertainment programs, the selectors couldn't help but include such ou’ings as the Barbra S rei sand special, “Profiles m Courage ' and the "Hall of Fame broadcasts. But in addition to the ludicrous nominations of ”U \T C L E ” and “Novak' excellence 1 cmeinbern there are also such highly questionable choices on the list as the -VneK William* show t so-so the Bob Hope Theatre (ditto* ? nd *ne individual Hall ol Fame ' production. “The Magr ) cent Yankee. ’ a very thin P ece of work about Oliver Wen* 4 til Holmes st airing Alfred - nes were .lack Paar Palace”—1 looked ? And ho a nd Hope' ?n. how■ould ■ and “Tiie Hollywood x>th infinitely be'ter ndidates — be over- Y\ M \nd w in the world did ’he of tha1 dreadful failure. Was The Week That get nomina'ed"’ no* the Red Skelton- Marceau pantomine And the Shakespearean on “'flie Hollow* ? And “the Fantas- \nd the entert ain men'- documentary “The Beatles in America’? And the Meredith Willson specials*5 And *hp Dinah Shore Harry Belafon'e Peace Corp musicaie? product; Crown” ticks”" THE DAILY INDEPENDtNT SUBSCRIPTION RATKS By msU payable in advance per month 5175 thrpf' month?: Sf> 20; six month» $10 40. dpt year $20.80 Rates to foreign countrie;- upon application < Add 3 pr: cent North Carolina sale* ta\ to all nail subscriptions' For nome deliver- rate contact your local carriers All carrieri- dealers, and distributors at'«? ln-le dependent contractors keeping then ow t . accounts fiee from control thereto:* The Daily Independent >r not responsible for advance pay ments made to them their agent» or epi'rsentrftiv e« National Ad\ e tistng Represent# ttve Johnson Kent Gavin &■ Sind mg, Inc New* York Charlotte Chi'Nifto, Oklahoma City Detroit F ranrisco Greensboro Los An ¿eies BoMun Published si* day* a bun iay morning and every \vee>.d 3 > afternoon except Sa?ujda\ bv Kan napoii# Pubiifnin^ Company at 12.1 125 North Main Street Kannapolis N C Entered as second matt« under Act o i March 12. 1«79 | I went hack for ? visit, my father told me not to tell my grandmother even at that late date that 1 was divorced. “But of course I had to. She started asking where my husband was, ¿nd T had to tell her. “As for the acting, once they'd seen me on the screen, my parents were proud of me. Tt so happened that 1 arrived home for a visit the very day after a television show I’d been in had been in had been on the air. and everybody treated me like a celebrity. “I couldn't make my old friends understand that in Hollywood I was no celebrity at ail. I was still an unkown.” Even as her marriage to a wound * he actor had led to her acting. Leigh's dates with a writer led to her writing. “I was dating a writer who asked me to type his manuscripts,” she explains. “After I'd typed a few of his scripts it occurred to me that I might be able to write one. “Anyway, I tried, and it sold. “Again I was lucky because I had contacts that most people don't have. A friend of mine is secretan- to a man connected with a television show, and I think she just about locked h:m in his office until he read my script. “Fortunately, h* liked it. “I'm delighted to be writing It gives me a second iron ;n the fire. Getting jobs before the camera is such a precarious way to make a living 'ha' a girl who tries to exist in Hollywood as an actress is apt to have a very hard time. “Sn far. I've had only one script rejected, one I wrote for 'Ben Casey,’ and I'm not surprised that it didn't sell, because it wasn’t good.” Happily, Leigh's success i n this particular field doesn't disturb her writer friend. “He's proud of mp because I'm his protege,” she said. "The more I write, the more we seem to have in common. In fact, he's getting so that he treats me more like a business associate than a date — which may not be such a good thing.” Miss Chapman s Movie Scheduled For Stvanee Here Leigh Chapman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Harold Chapman of Central, S. C., has sold scripts for three movies and three ‘elevision programs, a« well as playing rol^s on nationally ‘elevised programs Her fir»- movie script was “Swingin' Summer ” This movie, which has spp- c:al appeal for teen-agers, will be shown a* Kannapolis' Swanpp Theater Thursday through Saturday. “Swingin' Summer" s * h » s'ory of a group of jobless 'een- agers w'ho spend the summer producing — very successfully — a show at Lake \rrowhead. ^alusi Warriors ...and SAVE $2 5.000 sq ft. was $6 95 $ 4.95 Clout knocks out crabgrnss fast. Foxtail, dailisgrass and i ra^t of others too, Yet Clout is kind to good grass. Lets it go unharmed—so it can fill in where crabgrass was. Now’s the perfect time to spread Clout — to blast crabgrnss before it casts its speds for an even bigger crop next year .How about this weekend5 2,500 sq ft. was $3 95 2.95 authorued fScOttsS dealer BARLOW and BROWN SUPPLY CO, 919 S. Mam St Midway Dial 9Ü-2137 Negro Teachers Losing Jobs As Result Of Ruling LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo ■ it'PI)—Seven-foo' tall Watusi warriors armed with bows and arrows, spears and knives have revolted against authorities in northern Kivu Province, reports ; reaching here showed Saturday. The Congolese press agency said tribal groups were skirmishing with Congolese army units in several scattered regions. The Watusi, refugees from the tiny and newly independent nation of Rwanda to the east, comprise 80 per cent of the : population in the northern Iivu I region. The reports today said they were on the rampage because of a lack of representation. There were no reports of casualties from Kivu Province. The Watusi were reported to have paralyzed local admmis- ' tra'ions. The repor's said new fighting aUo broke ou' in Kwilu Province. where an uprising oc: curred IS mon'hs ago. The fighting then was led by Pierre Mulele, who later was reported killed Latest reports indica'ed Mulele is still leading rebels and ’he government has offered a $6.660 reward for his capture The Congolese press agency «aid army *roops we**e fighting Mulele rebels near the former agricultural research s'ation a* hua in Kwilu Province. Kannapolis Area M**n Sn Service MJwmfK- , • H-.; PFC GARY W. SFAVORD, sort of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Seaford of 1305 Rainbow Drive. Kannapolis, awaits final orders to join the Third Marine Division ;n Okinawa. PFC Seaford will go to California, where he will be transported by ship to Okinawa, the staging area for Viet Nam. P W ID LEON* LA.NEV has en| lis'ed n the I S Navy under a i new program which will allow n;m up o 120 days deiav in reporting for actiw duty Upon comple- on of 'he 120-day period Laney will bp transferred *o 'he t .S. Naval Training Cen'er a* San Diego. California for recrui* I ‘raining. Laney is *he son of Mr : and Mrs. Thomas F. Laney of' 407 Laney S'. Pv VERNON L. OLIPHANT, 1 son of Mr. and Mrs Vernon R Oiiphar\ 107 De\*er \v° was i assigned ‘o 'he 440th S.gnal B a * - | talion. U S. Army. ;n Germany. | •lune 15. O' phan\ 22. is a com- mumca'ions cen’er specialis*. DAVID ALLEN XRMSTRONG,! son of Mr. and Mrs Clarence R ; Armstrong of 1906 Pennsylvania Ave. has en!;s‘ed in the U.S. ' Naw and was transferred *o ’he US Naval Training Cen'er at; San D ego, Ca ,f for r e c r u i t ■ ■raining Prior -o pnbs‘men‘. ; \rms-rong graduated from A L Brown High School WASHINGTON (UPI)—A Southern backlash reac'ion to the federal government’s school desegregation drive, noted by President Johnson Friday, reportedly has been cu:ting into the ranks of Negro teachers. The problem has arisen in places where dual, segregated school districts are being consolidate «nd producing a surplus of Negro teachers. It was reported that in some cases. Negro teachers were being fired and white teachers were being hired to replace them so that no Negroes would teach integra'ed classes. The 1964 Civil Right.* Act, while pushing closer toward total school segregation than anything since the 1054 Supreme Court decision, did not include teacher hiring, However, in hi* speech in New York, Johnson said he had directed Education Commissioner Francis Keppel to “pay special attention, in reviewing desegregation plans, to guard against any pattern of teacher dismissal based on racp or national origin.” The Civil Rights Act requires that federal agencies which disburse funds to sta'e and local groups must make sure that nonp of ’hp money coes to programs with any tamt of discrimination. Segregated Southern school districts thus faced the possibility they would lose their «hare of ‘he new *1 2 billion in federal aid to pducation Under ‘he prodding of ‘hp U.S. Office of Education, about f*o per cent of *he 5,000 school dis’ric's n Sou‘hern and border s’ a'es havp suhmit'pd p’edges r>f compliance which fhe office has found accep*ahlp But in May, attorney Jack Greenberg of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People charged that “wholesale dismissal of Negro teachers” was tak:ng place in some Southern school districts A spokesman for the Office of Education said at the time that the situation was regretabie but that “under the law as writ- tne, there is nothing we can do about it.” However, on June 10 Keppel announced that the office had concluded the dismissals might be a violation of the Civil Rights Act after all. Spanish ^ ater Shortage Eases MADRID (UPI) — Madrid’s water shortage eased Saturday as one new pipeline, which will bring more than 6 million cubic feet of water daily to the parched city, began operating Although the situation is no' yet normal. Madrid’s water cut-off time—set until today st p.m.—was moved back to midnight. Furl Mixer COYOTE, Calif. (UPI) —United Technology Center has developed a mixer that can produce 150.000 pounds of rocket propellant a day. The facility is the largest of ** type in thp world. See ahead with RAY B. JACOBS 120#? Dphbie Street Thonp 933-1424, Kannapolis 17 Years Experience He sells MORTGAGE PROTECTION Let him show you how little it cost to se« ahead — and be wr*. Southland Life INSURANCE COMPANY Hei«« Oftic* • Seuti'1*"« C*M»f • Dt'iti Radio Garbage BIRMINGHAM. England. (UPI' — Garbajp collectors pickup more *han 21*) tvansis’or radio sets each wppk from the s?rpp's nerp. according to a rp- port from the Keep Britain Tidy Group. Peace Corps Training At Duke DURHAM (UPI'—Duke University and the University of North Carolina will jointly operate the first Peace Corps training program for medical doctors. The Peacp Corps Friday awarded a $195,000 contract to set up the program, which will serve as a model for future medical training programs for the corps. Thirty doctors and Peace Corps volunteers will begin 12 weeks of training a* ‘he two universities July IS. \ftpr ‘raining. they will assist in public health education programs in seven foreign countries. The program will be headed by Dr. William D p Maria, pro- f ssor of preventive medicine at Duke Med’cal Center. Dr Charles Arnold of ‘he UNO school of public hea!*h will serve as associa'e director ]No\v Degree BERKELEY, Calif (UPD — The University of California will offer a mas'er of ar's degree in “folklore” this fall Among fhe courses lpadmg 'o ‘hp desrep w H bp ‘'Problems n Folklorp ” ' \frioar Folklore.“ ‘ The Popular Bal'ad and ‘ Ch.:- r,psp Society and Fo k'ore ” SALE GOOD USED Lawn Mowers *15 00 UP Motor Mower Service Pine St, At Mooresville Rd. Kannapolis can be the firm foundation of your PERSONAL SECURITY At Cabarrus County Savings & Loan Association SAVE by the 10th and EARN from the 1st Our Liberal Dividend Now Paid Quarterly 4<7( Current rale T / 0 per annum on all savings C abarrus C ountv /} SAVINGS AND LOAN “Your Savings Insured lip To $ 10.000 ” 103 NORTH MAIN STREET, KANNAPOLIS Serving Cobarrus County Since 1393 119 5. UNION ST., CONCORD, N.C, Now Better Than Ever

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