The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1950 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 28, 1950
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PAGE TWELVE . BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS I TUESDAY, FEERUAY 28, 1960 .TV Also Medium For the Opera Now You Can Sec Famed Presentations In Comfort of Home By W. G. lioscrs Associated Press -Arts Editor NEW YORK, Feb. 15. — Your front room will be your opera house, if television has Its way witli you, nnd the day Is coming \vhen you can relax at home, In bedroom slippers, Instead of going out in top hat and white lie, to enjoy "Carmen," "La Boheme," "Lucia," "Aida." In fact, for some people, the day already is here. Apparently television will try anything once, and It's trying opera eight limes this season. . . . four Unit's on NBC and four on CBS. Carmen Amnn? First CBS-TV started oil with "Carmen." and NFIC-TV followed with Kurt Weill's "Down In the Valley." Several million people could have sat by their firesides to see and hear "live" productions available before only on the usual oneratic stages and across the usual footlights. "Carmen" on [he television screen is like hearing it from a good seat on the opera house floor and seeing it from the top balcony. The sc.und is sharp and clear, the figure. 1 ; small and clear, as if viewed through glasses. There are important differences in the way the two groups -envisage their problems. While CBS aimed at "a pure television version <or adaptation) rather than a replica" of the opera, what It cost wis much closer to a replica than NBC's "Down in the Valley." For Its hour and a quarter show, CBS used six sets and three half- sets; and it presented many shol-s of Carmen, Don Jose, Escatnillo MEET KUKLA—Looking at yoi with both eyebrows raised IS Kukla, the puppet. With his puppet-dragon - friend, Ollie, and an attractive human , female named IVan Allison, they add up to the Kukia. Fran and Ollie TV show that will emit one to be seen Monday tliro- h Friday over WMCT via NBC. (Photo courtesy Commercial Appeal) - '• L • \ ISII AND THE PROF—Kay Kyser, head man of Kyser's Kollcgc of Musical Knowledge, probably is feeling tor the point on his zany stooge's head. Ish Kabibble, meanwhile, seems surprised to have something on his mind for a change, even if its only Kyscr's hand. Both will be seen on Ihe weekly Kollege of Musical Knowledge television show. (Photo courtesy of Commercial Appeal). and Ihe various scenes from anjles unfamiliar to the regular, opera- goer. It had to cut the wprk but, curiously, It also had to add a con- pie of scenes fti order to 'el the principals out of camera range 1-jns enough to change costumes. Treatment nifferenl On the other hand, NBO I rented the half-hour "Down In the Vnlley" much moro freely, with more vlewa concentrated on the foreground. In "Carmen" you remembered there was a stage; in "Down in t,hu Valley" there were more closc-ur/s, you followed an individual and were less conscious of the setting beitre which he appeared. "Carmen" seemed more Irailition- ally operatic, "Down in the Valley" more tailored to television. Another difference was CBS used "name" singers, like Gladys Swart- houl and Robert Merrill. Polio Described As Unpredictable Variation Is Reason Many Towns Need Cash, Medical Aid NEW YORK, N. Y.—The poliomyelitis record last year shows iiow unpredictable the disease is and why many communities need medical and financial aid to meet an epidemic situation, according to Dr. Lous I Dublin, second vlce- prc.sident and statistician of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Attack rales last year ranged from a high of 66 cases per 100,000 population in Idaho to a low of five in South Carolina. Some local areas, homevcr, experienced rates much higher than their State figures. Tmo thirds of the states recorded rales of 20 per 100,000 population, which Ls considered of epidemic proportions. Among the states with rates below 20 there were several which only the previous year were seriously hit, whereas many of the 1949 leaders hail relatively few cases the year before. "In North Carolina, for instance," Dr. Dublin said, "the attack rate in 194Q was only one tenth of the 1918 figure, in Maine, on the olher hand, the rate in 1949 was 12 timaj that for the previous year. Even in those Stales with high rates In both 1948 and 1949, different areas within the - Stale were generally affected each year," x Seasonal Pattern Varies He pointed out lhat although the national figure was at a peak last year, the highest rate among the .states—86 recorded in Idaho—has been exceeded In other years. New York and New Jersey In the 1916 epidemic, Minnesota ia 1946, and South Dakota in 1948 all reported rates well over 125 per 100,000 population. Even the seasonal pattern of the disease shows marked variations, Dr. Dublin pointed out. "When a local epidemic is under way It cannot he predicted early when the peak will occur or how high it will be," he "For the nation as a v/hole last year, three fourtlis of the cases occurred In July Ihrou'jh September, but in California and Texas this proportion was only about 50 percent. Peaks varying in level ranged in time from early July in Texas to late September in California. "The unpredictbllity of the seriousness of an impending epidemic is Illustrated by figures for New York City. The cases occurring in July, the early epidemic month lasl year, were one ninth of the total, but In an earlier epidemic year, 1044, only one twenty-fiflh occurred in that month," Dr. Dublin said. The U. S. Department of.Agri- culture says "sap wood " used on the exterior of houses should be protected from moisture by flashing and gutters. COMO AND COMPANY — Perr Como, whose Supper Club will be another "live talent" program you'll see on your TV set soon, is shown here providing some accompaniment for the Fontane Sisters, who will appear with him on this weekly entertainment feature. First telecasting of the show will be March 5, from 1 until 7:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy Commercial' Appeal) Coeducation In universities was i Badly stained lumber should not irtually unknown in Japan before be used in building since It, may ' contain wood rot in early stages. the war Marines have guarded the Washington Navy Yard (now known as Naval Gun Factory) since 1800. ANYTHING CAN IIAITEN—And probably will on "Versatile Varieties," the weekly TV .show to be emceed by Harold Barry (above). This show is just v.-liat Ihe name implies, and on it yon'io likely to see anything from opera star.s to trained animal acts. 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