Lubbock Evening Journal from Lubbock, Texas on February 2, 1955 · Page 20
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Actor Who Plays Tipsy Lothario During Week Is A Preacher On Sunday Project Will Feature Colorful Waterfall New York's Electric Sign Genius Now Working On 35,000-Bulb "Spectacular" Bv H. D. QI IGG NEW YORK. Feb 2—UP— Douglas Leigh, the shy. low-pressure genius of the electric bulb who has cast more light on the Broadway situation than any other man. is ready to break loose with the candle-power again. Leigh, a mild southerner with a voice as soft as cornpone falling on Hominy grits, is practical!, the ! *ole proprietor of the eve-splitting spectacular signs that make Broadway Broadway. Nothing delights him more than a million faces turned up to the bright w’hite. merciless light of publicity. His newest sign, which j will practically explode candle-: power intc the phalanxes of tour- j lsts that nightly patrol Times Square, will • glare forth next | month. Sign Is Described It will be the biggest, brightest, and—well, let’s face it—most spec- j taeular spectacular in the world. To the “million lights of old Broadway” it will add 35.000 bulbs powered by one million watts of electricity and a waterfall kiced with 3.000 gallons of anti-freere to keep it from getting creaky in the wintertime. the bright future of his business. He’s dead serious about erecting a giant insurance sign on the real Rock ot Gibraltar. Sinatra Scotches Romance Rumor HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 2 IV*— Ringer Frank Sinatra returned to Hollywood last night from an engagement in Australia and scotched rumors his 14 - year • old daughter, Nancy, and Bing Crosby’s 16- year*old son, Lindsay, are sweet on each other. Sinatra declared: “It’s ridiculous. She hadn’t even heard about it.” The girl was with her father on the trip and was greeted when they landed at International Airport by her mother, Nancy, who divorced the crooner several years ago. Tech Enrollment To Reach 5,800 Mark Enrollment at Texas Tech for the spring semester is expected , to reach 5.800. Registrar W. P. , „ .. . ... ., „.... . , . The w’atiage is more than enough clement announced Tuesdav. Of- Regions Science. (AP Hirephoto) to light up Ebhets Field even on ficial fibres totaled 5,311 Tues- those murky nights when the Dodgers are losing. The electricity Registration for evening cours- bill alone will be about $5,000 a es wjj| continue through Thurs- month. And the whole thing will ^ay with full-time day students be in 3-D. having until Feb. 11 to complete The new sign will celebrate the enrollment, excellences of a soft drink which This year’s spring term enroll- shall here be nameless but which ment will be approximately 800 is alleged to hit the spot. Leigh larger than last year’s, accord- wili have spots hitting the drink— ing to Clement. He attributed the colored spotlights turning the increase to the return of many waterfall alternately into blue, s Korean veterans, plus a large in- red. yellow, orange, green, and flux of new freshmen, violet. I More than 150 entering fresh- Full Block Long men took pre-registration exam- The sign will be a block and a inations during the first day of quarter long, by virtue of running regular class enrollment, a full block along Broadway and | ------------------------- 3T 'r -, HE LEADS DOUBLE LIFE—Donald Curtis, playing a tipsy Lothario in “All That Heaven Allows,” forces his attentions on Jane Hyman in a seene from the movie. He’s frequently see« as a heel or heavy, but on Sundays he mounts the pulpit of his ehureh in Santa Barbara, C'alif., and preaches to his congregation of 500. They know him as Dr. Donald Curtis, pastor of the Church of V By BOB THOMAS ! “No. I’m not too concerned about HOLLYWOOD i5V-During the being typed as a wolf or a heavy, week, Donald Curtis portravs a My congregation doesn’t seem con- Santa Barbara. He moved tipsy Lothario in “All That Heaven cemed; they were quite amused | family westward. Allows.” On Sunday, he mounts by ‘Phffft.’ But my wife worries the pulpit of his Santa Barbara, about it. She said she is going to Calif., church and preaches the apply some positive thinking. ’ gospel. Became Professor This is the double life of Donald Curtis is a big man. tall, broad- j Curtis. You’ve seen him in many shouldered with a handsome face j pictures, often as a heel or heavy, and trim mustache. I asked him Currently he’s in “Phffft” as the how' he managed to develop his actor who lures Judy Hollida> to two-fold career. Bom in Spokane. his apartment. Wash., he became a professor of .....b ........................... But his congregation of .">00 speech at Northwestern and other entering factories, labor unions, knows him as Dr. Donald Curtis, universities, then took up acting e^c pastor of the Church of Religious full time. Science. j He landed a term contract at Plays A Wolf j MGM, where he lasted six years. I talked with Curtis at U-I, Then he became a free-lancer. where he is playing a country club "Like many young actors, I led a t........................... wolf who forces his attentions on pretty gay life,” he said “I guess 0f his* careers is uppennost. “Ifit Jane Wyman. I asked how' he, as the change came in 1941. Pearl i a clergyman, could reconcile him- Harbor happened on a Sunday, : self to such roles. and the following week I was on “Somebody asked me that on the location for a Universal w-estem. set,” he remarked. “Someone who On the set, we stood around a was listening came up with the radio and listened to the reports answer. He suggested that you coming in from the Pacific. | could preach goodness by showing Took Religious Studies the bad example just as well as “It made me stop and think. Here I wras playing cowboys and Indians while history-making events were happening in the world. I decided I should try to do something more important with my life.” Curtis moved on to New York, Then he had the opportunity to came to the point where I had to assume leaden hip of a church in make a choice.” he said, “I would ~ ‘ ~ * ’ his have to give up acting.” Keeps Up Schedule Despite doing three pictures in the past year he has managed to keep up his schedule of three church meetings a week, plus a regular radio program “And I take part in a lot ot the civic activities,” he said. Curtis follows the national trend which has seen many clergymen How' do his fellow' actors react to him? “No differently,” Curtis said. “And that’s as it should be.” There is no doubt about which PLASTER, PAINT, Modern COLOR & TEXTURE Texfured Wall* ALL IN ONE * the Easy Way OPERATION PAINT * THE . SUPPLIES JJCI TMiimr FOUOTN stbeft Dial SW9-4341 you can the other way. Maybe Communists Have Learned To Read? Comedian Bob Hope To Close TV Work HOLLYWOOD, Fob. 2—UP- .......... .................. S?™íian announced p]avjn^ in shows like “Goodbye, * ~ My Fancy ’ and on radio and TV. Russians To Use German Road S(gns BERLIN. Feb. 2 —INS— Russian ' move was another step to empha- soldiers in East Germany appar-1 size the so-called freedom of the ently have learned enough German Communist East German govem- to read road signs on the autobahn, ment. At least that’s one explanation of- ------------------------ fered today by Allied officials for the removal of Russian language road-signs from the super-highway between West Germany and West Berlin. Tuesday night he was retiring from television to devote more lime to his family and to motion pictures. Hope will complete his current television series (under contract with the Naiional Broadcasting Co. and General Foods i on May 24. He said his only activity will be to make independent pictures for his own company, Hope Enterprises, with a possible occasional guest appearance on other television productions. For four years he also took religious studies and graduated as a minister. STEEL Fabricators of Structural A Reinforcing Steel Steel W a renouses LUBBOCK STEEL WORKS, inc. EDWAlt G. LEWIS. Pres. JII2 Ave 0 Phone PO 5-5T61 turning into both 44th and 45th Streets, like a wrap-around windshield. It will occupy the Times Square rooftop u’hich for five years housed a spectacular chewing gum sign and for the last six and one-half years sported a clothing companv spectacular featuring ar P ■ statues of a naked man and wo- of *“"8 *° 'al1 ior 50 days man that seemed a hundred times bigger than life Film Actor Fined For Drunk Driving HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 2-UP- Actor Tom Drake has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge COLD SPOT H ARMS UP PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, Feb. 2 —UP—The coldest spot in the nation Tuesday night reported warmer weather. Tuesday morning The officials made the. comment Presque Isle residents bundled up in scoffing at speculation that the j to face a temperature of 41 design removal meant the Red Army grees below zero. However, town was preparing to withdraw from officials reported Tuesday night the east zone. that the mercury’ had soared to Western authorities believed the 110 below. Opens 6:00 Shew Start 6:45 PH. P03-5231 1ST AND LAST FEATURE WESTERNER 'Drive-In Theatre ri MÌfès Wesson IpveHand Highway TONITE AND THURSDAY C juuhvju K SIORY Anne BAXTER Steve CÔCHRÀN ★ ★ LAST TIMES TODAY ★ ★ Boxoffice Opens 1:00 P. M. tal POrtcr 3-S46I ADMISSION Afternoon 50c Evening Child .. 65c 20c ...once bound together by a sinter’s love... now torn apart by a man’s love! ALIAN DOWLING p . .- Ws if MIHI JAM Din Him DOMHDI this is my love .... . PATHECOLOR g 1 I I MS* ★ ★ IN-CAR HEATERS ★ ★ Drake, 36. was arrested Jan. 16 by two police officers who said he double parked his car and failed The huge nudes, which became J® P“» a sobriety test. He was WEST TEXAS’ FINEST DRIVE-IN ADULTS 50c CHILDREN FREE world famous during their long watch over the million and a half persons who daily visit Tim«*s Square, have been scrapped. An effort was made to sell them to a carnival, hut there was no market. Boast Special Effects Spectacular a word recently put to use by a segment of the television industry, has been the term fined Tuesday in municipal court. OHIOAN ELECTED CHAIRMAN WASHINGTON. Feb. 2—UP— Rep. Michael J. Kirway (D-Ohio) Tuesday was unanimously re-elected chairman of the Democratic National congressional campaign committee. At a closed door meeting of the group, Kirwan’s name was placed in nomination by Speaker Sam Rayburn and second- used since early in the century for Howard W. Smith (D- big electric signs emploving spe- »a*. The committee aids Demo- cial effects. Leigh has 15 of them cratic congressional candidates, in New* York—including the only animated cartoon sign in the country and the famed one that has a cigaret smoker blowing five-foot rings 40 feet out into Broadway. The newest, which will he the most expensive as w’ell as the biggest the feet so far is a trade secret, will feature two bottles, each five stories high, and a bottle cap 50 feet in diameter. Lights AND will simulate moving bubbles behind the bottles. The 15.000 bulbs in the cap will blaze in a sunburst effect. Leigh, a man of unashamed Imagination, sees no boundaries to FIRST FEATURE I - Technicolor ""J DEMETRIUS and ths G ladiators SECOND FEATURE U VICTO* 7 MATURE SUSAN HAYWARD Midtocl Errati« ffebrtPojet Technicolor < fOrti Ctawy fn Kc*— | THE PERSONALITIES Monday thru Saturday 9 ’til ? Sunday Dining— from 5 f. M. to 10 Dining room open 5 p. m. daily. Strving Charcoal Broiiad Steaks, Pan Fried Chicken and Sea Foods. Coll P05-9437 For Reservation Private Parties CACTUS INN 401 North College ROSE! SATURDAY NIGHT 9 P. M. ‘TIL ? SLATON HIGHWAY BOXOFFICE OPENS 6:00 P.M.★ STARTS 6:45 P.M. * IN CAR HEATERS IN CAR HEATERS * * FIRST AND LAST FEATURE ★ * K ing R ichard ; ANDTHE \ C rusaders ^ WAeotOR' * ★ Boxoffice Opens 6:00 p.m. Cartoon Starts 6:45 p.m. ★ IN-CAR ★ ★ ADULTS 50c CHILDREN FREE FIRST FEATURESECOND FEATURE SECOND FEATURE MONTGOMERY dorothy MALONE "ACT OF LOVE" • KIRK DOUGLAS • DANY ROBIN The Mighftiést Spectacle The West Ever Staged ! Lddres* _ Charge Q Cheek _ New Accounts Please Enclose Reference OPEN 1:00 P.M. Afternoon .. Evenlns OPEN 1:00 P.M. CHILD ... 20c STARTS THURSDAY

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