The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1967 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 10, 1967
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New Disney In Control Blythevrfle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, January 10, 1967 — Page-Fivi' (EDITOR'S NOTE-For more than 40 years, Roy Disney made the financial decisions for the multiple enterprises of his younger brother, the famous Walt Disney. Now. at age 73, he has full responsibility for 'all operations. In an exclusive interview, his first since Walt's death, Roy Disney outlines his plans for carrying out his brother's many projects.) By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Even as death approached, the creative energies of Walt Disney continued to flow. Says his brother Roy: "On the day before he died, Walt lay on the hospital bed staring at the ceiling. It was squares of perforated acoustical tile, and Walt pictured them as a grid map for Disney World, which he planned to build in Florida. "Every four tiles represented a square mile, and he said, 'Now there is where the highway will run. There is the route for the monorail.' "He drove himself right up to the end. Sometimes I think he drove himself too hard; you never know about those things, but maybe all the work helped bring on his death. "But maybe he was driving against that day when he wouldn't be here to spark the ideas. He may have felt if he got the projects started, we would be able to carry on." If that was Walt's purpose, he succeeded. Roy says his brother left enough plans for movies, television and Disneyland to occupy the company's energies for three years. And a decade may be required to transform Disney World from shadows on a hospital ceiling into an immense amusement park, and a city of tomorrow. Roy Disney, eight years older than his brother, now has full responsibility for carrying on the entertainment empire. In his first interview since Walt's death Dec. 15, Roy commented: "My chief thought is that I should not disturb the organization that Walt built up. He established the broad policies, and now our job is to carry on. We have fine personnel, and I intend to ask the stockholders for a stock purchase plan so that we can hold onto our top men, as well as the promising young talent. "Basically we will be working by committee. That is not the best way to run an organization, | because eventually someone must make the decisions. But we will have to do it that way until the new leadership develops. "That doesn't mean we will find someone to replace Walt, because no one could ever do that. But there is a whole new generation coming up, full of ideas." * •*• * At 73, Roy Disney has firm command of company financial matters, as he did in the 40 years he and Walt operated in Hollywood. Shorter and balder than his brother, Roy works in a j normal size office and speaks in oU More Languages Better -Abiaail Van t/Ju wren (UeNancht (redtcu* Inc.) DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were both born in Europe. Our two children were born in the States. I think our children should be taught to speak the language of our native country, but my husband does not agree with me. Last summer I took the children to Europe to visit their grandparents and they learned to speak a little in my native tongue. When we returned home my husband was furious. He refused to speak to the children in anything except English. My husband's attitude puzzles me. Is he wrong or am I? Why does he act this way? PUZZLED DEAR PUZZLED: Your husband is apparently ashamed of his native country and does not want his children to be identified with it. It is my view that the more languages one has at his command, the better educated be is. DEAR ABBY: I am 29, college educated, have a good job, money in the bank, my WELL-UPHOLSTERED is model Bite Bennett, who trice a dwn nurte « J«y npholstery materM of ^ F. Goodrich for display »t IntemattoMl Home Furnishing Market in Chicago. Koroseal material like that in her dress will be "*- tured on manufacturers' furniture at the show,, scheduled for Jan. 8-14. army behind me, and I am not a bad looking fellow. I like sports (winter and summer), the theater, and I love people. Older women and chil dren adore me. I come from a good family, smoke only a pipe and I drink moderately. My problem? I a m lonesome. I refuse to chase tramps. Girls tell me they like me 'like a brother." I have more "sisters" than the Kennedys. What is wrong with me? LONESOME DEAR LONESOME: Either your description is off or you are. DEAR ABBY: We know you meant to help us out, but who knows more about how long it takes a G.I. to get mail than a G.I.? Some letters to service men overseas DO go air mail with only a five-cent stamp, but on a "space available" only basis, and if there is no room aboard a plane, the letter can be delayed for as long as 10 days! We are jet mechanics in the air force, and while we don't take part in actual combat, our planes go on fighting missions and we keep them flying. So come on, Abby, give us a break and print this, so the folks back home will send all our mail AIR MAIL. Next to coming home, mail is all we have to look forward to. THE G. I.'s IN THE 11TH TRS; NORTHERN THAILAND west upbringing. "Walt was always going of and doing things on his own when I wouldn't let him under take a project," Roy said. "Hi did that with Disneyland, bor rowing on his life insurance am getting in hock up to his neck As president of the company, had to protect the stockholders interests and warn him agains a conflict of interests." Roy Disney was asked t< comment on a variety of mat ters that have arisen in thi wake of Walt's death. How does he account for thi sharp rise of Disney stock? "That began before Walt died tones reminiscent of his Mid- i I think it was part of a growing HAVING A FLING is a workman at a tissue paper mill in Neenah, Wis., who throws the balled leading edge of a two-ton roll of creped wadding over the top of a f old- ine machine to thread the roll. The material is used to make paper napkins, facial and hathroom tissue, use of tissue products has tripled in the past 20 years. Astrological *• Forecast * By CARROLL R1GHTER Co determine your forecast, not« paragraph opposite dates whlcb Include vour birtli date. WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: You'd be wise to think in terms of how you can modernize and bring to current success whatever requires a combination of the past with modern trends and conditions, and you can study how to streamline your in- erests so they are much more iroductive of unusual and unique returns. Let friends help ou to gain your aims. . ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Get out with individuals or to meetings with those whom you are not familiar as yet and ivonderful new things can hap>en for you. Follow through rith what established friends lesire of you, also. Be dynamic. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) DEAR ABBY: I got a kick jif you show associates that you out of the letter complaining because a kooky neighbor woman called PRIVATE IDA went around inspecting everybody's garbage and trash. She said she learned a lot about people — what they drank, how much, and whether the lady of the house cooked for her family or fed them TV dinners and made whole meals out of cans. Boy, could I have fun with her if she lived in my neighborhood! I'd swap garbage with my n e i g h b o r s for a whole week and confuse "The Inspector." Then just to mystify her I'd take my garbage across town to some other friendly garbage can. My empty cans would shake her up but good. I'd even put notes in my empty trash cans with little mesages, such as "HI - WHAT YA' LOOKING FOR?" The possibilities are endless. SENSA YUMA Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeies, Cal., 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Lot AfifflM, CtL, 90069. are more than satisfied with your alliance, you can take big strides in your profession. Be very efficent. Contact that one important individual who can help you tremendously. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Planning how to contact individuals who have true wisdom and vision is wise, since it is the best way to advance. Impress other with your ambition This can get them really enthused about you. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Follow that intuition that shows you exactly how to project your finest ideas, talents, to important people. Be sure to carry through without the getting cold feet. Forget humdrum tonight mantic. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) A priceless associate who is in a very dynamic mood can entertain you today and help you to forget anxieties, relieve tensions. Others can put over a good deal for you in the interim. Much success can come of this. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Take the time to make your abode, office, etc., more charming and impress important individuals favorably. Join with co-workers later and co-operate for real achievement, You can IM mon fuoMtsful II yo» Mt and be ro- lems also need your immediate attention. Have a t a c t f u 1 approach with others and you your mind to it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Decide early how close ties can be of assistance to you and then carry through with ideas in a positive fashion. Ideal day to get into the type of amusements you prefer. Bring con- genials along with you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Permit close ties to follow their own inclinations and then you are able to carry through with own ideas without antagonism. Get fundamental affairs improved. Begin an uptrend quickly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) New ideas occur to you how to be more efficient at your work and have time left over for fun and hobbies. But sure to get shopping out of the way early. Then off with con- genials, relatives, etc. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Your best bet for improving your position, adding to your assets, is to become more modern in all your operations. Fol- ow a good hunch that will de- ight a man in business. He can be of great assistance later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21'to Feb. 19) Take the time to analyze own position in lift; improve your appearance and you increase own happiness instead of that of others. Get problems ironed out quickly. Then out for happy social fun. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Quietly keeping obligations you have made will get your credit bettered quickly. Personal prob- avoid arguments, gel fine results. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he. or she, will be one of those fascinating youn£ ones who, one moment, is very concerned with the modern and then turn to the antiquated, the very formal, so be sure to send to a school where something of both can be learned and a wise combination reached. Your progeny can be quite a boon to humanity, since the world will be pretty much in a quandary m same mode of thinking. ( realism that motion picture stocks were underpriced. Our slock was selling at six times our earnings, which was ridiculously low. I thought it should go up to 12 or 15 times our earnings, and it has been rising accordingly." What about rumors that Disney would be taken over by a huge, multifaceted corporation? "God help us if we had to be absorbed into some big com- glomeratc mess. We'd have to be running pretty scared to agree to that sort of thing. And we're not scared." I well along. The entertainment What is the status of Disney portion of the Disney World \yill World? cost about a $100 million,' and "Our next move, is to go bc-jwe will supervise tliat -oiir-' fore the Florida Legislature in i selves. The City of Tomorrow April and ask for some new legislation so we can proceed in an orderly fashion. The plans are could cost as much as half a billion, and we will seek- help from outside industry." MODERNIZE! WEST ^i&SSsM^sl^^'" Whether you're adding a room, fixing up your bath, or enclosing your carport . . . you'll be wise to buy from WEST! Highest quality... lowest prices ... and Satisfaction Guaranteed! Don't be cramped for space with the holiday season approaching! Labor may be financed completely or in part. door. 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