The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1950 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH IB, 1950 Senate to Air Hollywood Morals Johnson Erupts About Code of Movie Stars By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, March 15. (AP) —The Senate Commerce Committee set the stage today for a mid- April airing of Hollywood filmland morals. Its angry chairman, Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo), was In the director's chair. Johmon, who erupted In the Senate yesterday about the Ingrld Bern- rnan-Roberto KosselUnl romance, told a reporter the motion picture Industry Is golns to be called on the carpet to explain why the morals of some of its stars aren't better. Not a Prude "I'm not a prude or a puritan and I love good movies," Johnson said. "But It seems to me the Industry is getting to the point where all an actor has to do Is lo get arrested for something or get messed up In some Immoral affair and slar- dom is guaranteed." IIIUT.UN'S JliT-l'HOl'ULLKl) AlllO—Ihe Hriusn auiumobile Inclimrys oiafjcst postwar secret— Ihi Vlie rnotlon picture producers as-1 jet-propelled car—comes out into the open during test at Silverstone airport, Towcester, England. The cnr soclation fired hack in a statement fl ^ y Sp0 rts coupe powered by twin kerosene-fed jet turbines, whipped over a concrete landing strip nearly flO miles per hour. The three mesh strips at the side of the car arc air intakes. On back of car, behind driver's sent is nlrvent for expulsion of gases. (AI> wirephoto via radio from London). Daughter Says Father Was Held 'Prisoner' by chool Seeking Estate RENO, Nov., March 15. (AP) — Charges that Temple University kept noted Philadelphia surgeon a irlual prisoner in his last years and gave him "exaggerated personal attention" In order to win his wealth •. were made by the man's daughter In a will contest actlor here. The action by Mrs. Janice Chase King of Silver Spring, Md., was filed yesterday. Attorneys indicated i was the first legal step toward having set aMde the $1,400,000 in gills of the surgeon, Dr. Theodore Chase 84, to Temple. The court action was directed to ward the remainder of the estate Attorneys estimated this at onl about W.400. Dr. Chase's will be quealhcd all but $1,000 to Temple. Mrs. King charged that her'fath er was kept In a special room ad Joining the office of Dean Wllliarr Parkinson, head of Temple's med: cal school/and was "subjected saying that Hollywood has no more than Its share of people who violate the moral code. It Is said further that Johnson's proposed method of attacking the situation would menace American freedoms and was "a police state bill." ' Crack-Down A^cd Johnson proposed crack-down legislation under which every American actor and producer would have to be licensed by a Commerce Department bureau and n $10,000 permit obtained for Interstate shipment of every motion picture. Actors and producers could ne denied licenses if they had been f or (h c inmates: : convicted on morals charges or admitted committing acts "constituting the essential elements of a crime Involving moral turpitude." Tjast night, the radio nnd television industries came in for some public criticism also. Chairman Wayne Coy of the Federal Communications Commiston said in an Oklahoma speech It was time for them to clean house in the matter of crime programs and "livery stable humor." '.'.. If'broadcasters don't act, he said, public opinion will demand "Hie more' drastic remedy of governmental action." Stromboll CrHiciMiI ' A movie fan of 40 years standing, ' Johnson criticized ,-whnl he- called "/the "nauseating commercialism" of KKO studios In releasing the picture "Stromboll" about the time Mi&s Bergman gave birth to Rcs- ' sellinl's son.' Bsrgrnan was the star Hossellnl the director. -.' He said that action, "sets 'an nil- time low in shameness exploitation and disregard .for good public morals " ' t The .senator's broadsld" bronchi quick 'response from RKO In Hoi IjTuood a studio spor.e.man en me to the /support of "Stroniboli" bu' offered no.defense lo Ihe shot? dl reeled'at Miss. Bergman. "There Is plenty of censorship In the United States today," - th • spokesman said, " and even the mos severe of these existing ccnsorshi .bodies have aproved the pictur 'Stromboll' and Have seen fit t< : judge it upon the contents of th .picture, not upon the private live. of the artists associated with It." : ' Bergman Not Welcome ^ Following his senate speech ye>s' terday, Johnson told a reporter that neither Miss Berqman, once his favorite actress, nor Rossellinl, - 'i Italian movie director, wiil be wcl- , come as witnesses Rt the commlt- Sunday Suits Refused For Prison Inmates SACRAMENTO. Calif., March 15. (fl 1 )—The idea of giving men In California prisons a Sunday suit was rejected by the Stnte Senate Finance Committee yesterday. The 'awmakcrs knocked out a $40,384 budget item to pay for prison-made khaki Sunday clothes Senator Bradford Crittendeu was or'allowlng the suits. The reason: icy would boost morale. Kiss»V Clerk Cooled ?y Biting Beauty TOKYO, Mnrch 15. (IT)— Over- ome by the beauty of a waitress young clerk seized her and kissed ic-V forcefully. She bit off part of his lower lip. He pelted her with an ashtray and some chairs. Polite police called It ft "suspcct- d case of destruction of property. 1 ' LUXORA NEWS By Mrs. G. C. Driver elaborate manifestations of ation." Sailor Asks $400 '•are to Escape y nson Sentence PORTSMOUTH, Va., March 15. JPh~ Ail item ol $-100—fare Jor tour 3 Trinidad—today slood between a avy enlisted man and freedom rom'a 10-year prison term. The sailor—Damon P. Wills, 25, lospllalman 3}e, ol Diamond, W.Va. -iwas convicted in Norfolk County Ircult'court yesterday ol raping a 2-year-old girl. Judge Edward L. Oast gave Wills ie of two choices—10 years in rison or a suspended sentence If ie goes with his wife and two small hildrcn lo Mrs. Wills' home In Trinidad. British West In<Hes. Wills was given the opllon, the udge said, because he and his wife 'told the court they desired that Wills BO to Trinidad." No time was specified that Wills must stay there. Judge Oast declared. He added that If Wills should •eturn, the court would open the matte» again with a parole hearlnp :o determine whether Wills has compiled with Ihe terms of the parole on which he was released. The ?400 Is what Mrs. Wills estimates she will need to finance the family's trip to Trinidad. She appealed for help last night to the Norfolk Vlreinlnn-Pllot, saying she hnd Just $18. Mrs .Villa Is a British subject, Her hu.band is American. :ec's hearings when they, are held nonth hence..He snid they had forfeited their rifiht to return to IWs country. Miss Bergman is a native of Sweden. Johnson eald In the Senate that Miss Bergman, who bore'a son to Hos-elllni when she was still married to Dr. Peter Undslrom, had Laken a "nose, dive from the highest pinnacle of respectability, fame and glory, to the role of a common mistress." He dismissed Rosscllinl as "vile and unspeakable" and "a common lovb thief." A Frightful Tragedy The story of Bergman and Ros- sclliril.is Indeed a friehtful tratrcdy filled with brazen indifference, degradation, International mtriruic, pathos and humiliation," Johnson said. Widening his range, the Colorndi Senator gave the.Senate a pictur.e of Hollywood as n place where: "Stars go to jntl for ijr.uvlir.g or peddling 'reefers', or they get Siito the papers for negotiating a Mexican mall-order divorce, whcreupoi they are cast in a leadnlg role .so the Industry may cash In on their no toriety while it Is hot." This was denied in the motion picture asociatioiVs statement. 1'TA Mei-ls games. The Luxora Parent-Teachers Association held Us monthly meeting Wednesday at the school cafeteria, * ttli sixty two members and guests present. Mrs. J. C. Dickinson presented the president's messnge, followed by the program In charge of Mrs. R. L,. Houck. subject "Developing Responsibility In the Home." Reports by the nominating committee were received for the \ next annual slate of officers to j serve the organization. Rccom- : mendations accepted were Mrs. | John Thwcatt. president; Mrs. W. C. Meadows, vice-president; Mrs. Wiley Tote, secretary; and Mrs. William p. Johnson, treasurer. Attendance prizes were won by the second and e5p,Vith grades. Honored on Ilirlhilay Miss Sandra Thwcatt was honored on her sl?;th birthday nt « given by her mother last Vednesdny nt the home of her randmothcr, Mrs. O. Hnwton. Fourteen guests were present to injoy various games during the ifternoon. A pink and white color cheme was carried out In the cake vlth candles, Ice cream, and little avors of bunny rabbits, umbrellas nd horns. iio«cns Entertain Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen entertained at their home Friday night with seven tables of bridge nests. Decorations of pink glad- [olas prevailed in the game room. Travelling prize was won by Mrs. C. Ingram, high prize by IiSrs. Ray Olive, and cut prizes by Mr. S. c. Insram and Mrs. A. B. Drad- ley. A salad and ' sandwich ptiitc \VXV .Meets Mrs. Walter Wood entertained the SV.M.U. of the First Baptist were present, and three of th members whose birthdays are 1 March were specla' guests. Eac was presented a corsage and gl by the hostess. In the afternoo a business meeting was held, by the hostess, Mrs, Wood. Freshmen Have Partr Members of the Luxora Hlg School freshman class entertalne their fellow classmates and frieni with an Informal party last Wei nesday evening at the school cnf terla. Dancing and games 7-ere hel State Tax Group Appeals to Court LITTCE ROCK, March 15. UP)— The Arkansns Tax Commission has appealed to the state "supreme court from a lower court order restricting authority. The commission asked the high court i to reverse Chancellor Sam Oaijiitt of Tlot Springs, who en- Joined the group from changing lax assessment valuations on real estate in Bcnton. The commission member said the three-man body would a«k the Supreme Court to determine whether the 1949 act which set up the commission and gave It broad powers over tax matters is constitutional Television Considered By Movie Industry CADMEN, N.J. CAP)—Will television get Into the movie house? Twentieth Century-Pox Film Corp. . and the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) have signed-a new contract "for cooperative research look- Ing toward further advancement of the applications of large-scrwn. television In the motion picture Industry." W. W. Watts, RCA vie a president, reported that "various groups are drafting plans for commercial I^v stallatlons, as well as for specnP programming for the theater and methods of program distribution." Potato water was once regarded as medicinal lotion In Ireland. Church with a luncheon at her chaperones for the affair were M home last Monday. Eleven members and Mrs. c. G. Driver. Full House tor Teacher CHICAGO, March 15. (AP) — Teacher Alvina Bnrkstrom of the Sutherland public School frequently believes she is seeing double when she looks at her classroom of p-.ipiLs in Grade 2B. She has a poker full house—three of a kind and a pair. They are girl triplets and twin boys. The triplets, Karen. 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