St. Joseph News-Press from St. Joseph, Missouri on August 26, 1956 · 33
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St. Joseph News-Press from St. Joseph, Missouri · 33

St. Joseph, Missouri
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Sunday, August 26, 1956
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7 XI 4 V 'V.I I S i' I; I i j' Visltort from Wisconsin look ait James Dean's grave in his home town of Falrmount, Ind. ;- Flowers on the grave are provided by fans from all over the world. About 30 to 40 travel to the cemetery to view the grave every week end. The dates on the simple headstone 1321-19S-point tap the brief spaa of the brilliant young actor's' lif e. (AP Newsfeatures Photo) Fan Interest in James Dean Is Still Growing' Year After Death HOLLYWOOD. Aug. 23 (It - At dusk, on Sept 30, 1935, a brilliant youWa6rwaYateB"bVhind the wheel of a white, low-slung German sports car, speeding toward a road race at Salinas, Cal. When he reached a highway Junction near Paw Robles, another car pulled out into the road. There was a crash. His neck and arms were broken, his left- side crushed. He was dead before he reached a hospital. . Thus passed James Dean at 24. But his legend refuses to die. Interest in the actor, especially among young Americans, continues to grow. Dean received only a trickle, of fan letters in his lifetime. Today his studio gets over 8,000 inquiries about , him in a month, and the total if rising. Fan Form Clubs Teen-age girls emblazon Dean's name on their notebooks, carry his picture in their wallets and collect everything that is written bout him. Dean Ian clubs are springing up ay over the country and in other parts of the world, The movie fan magazines are enable to satisfy the demand for malerialraboTJeTOHeTsNoTT In one mag's popularity poll, topping live actors Tony Curtis and Marlon Brando. "Dean is even more alive with our audience than when he was alive," one magazine editor told me. "We have to-run a story on him every two or three months.' The outpouring of material about Dean will continue, sparked by the fall release of his final film, "Giant.- Warner Brothers, the studio where Dean made his three star ring films, answers special mail . reqjKstssnd" turns the Twrttrnte-quests for photos over to a fan mail service. i Publicity Difficult Steve Brooks, who handles magazine publicity at Warners, has the responsibility for answering requests for material on Dean. "We do what we can to-help," he aid, "but it's difficult,, especially since some of the people who knew Dean have clammed up." Brooks said he keeps in touch with people in Dean's home town of Falrmount, Ind., who have formed the James Dean Memor ial Association. He said that from 30 to 40 peoplevisit Dean's simple grave every weekend and at least one fan has a standing order with local florist to decorate it. Brooks, who identified Dean's broken body after the crash, reflected on the surge of interest in the actor: "It seems to be a sense of Identification on the part of the young kids in America. That's the only explanation there can be. Why else would they embrace an actor l!???.?! have to look forward to! George Stevens, who directed Dean lnhis"Tasf OTraXIahVr predicted that Dean's popularity entino, who also died at his peak ' 30 years ago and also attracted a post-mortem cult. JT if A M -A I - vaienuno wag irom a ncupnai, ! foreign world," he pointed out f "He depicted a romantic grace 1 that never could exist, not even - His appeal was largely to mature ' women. Closer to Audience "Jim is much closer to his audience. His is the awkward, rebellious personality that the young people of today know so well. They understand him because they feel the same" way about things." The great Dean appeal, said Stevens, is in the eyes. "They are martyred eyes," he observed. "They have the same quality that 1 remenfter in Lon Chaney when he played his weird characters. They are torn, tragic eyes wells of sensitivity, Hum phrey Bogart has the same look in r I 1 i ,m . ,f Ting WEEK IN MUSIC A Musical Feeding Statibn Will Lure Traveling AP Newafeaturea Photo JAMES pEAN who had 'been seen tn only two fairly successful pictures? Played Mixed Vp Kid "In East of Eden and again In his killer parts; you have the feel 'Rebel Without a Cause,' Dean portrayed the kind of young person that many kids in this country think they are. They are confused and mixed up and with good reason. In our youth, life was fairly simple; you could look forward to a reasonably certain future. What do the kids of today tag of physical ruggedness, yet he has soft, almost effeminate eyes. "Jimmy was myopic. And with his glasses off, he would look not at you, but in and around, softly enveloping you with his gaze. Those eyes seemed to tell a lot in sorrow and search for understanding." - By edwcV r. Mcdonald There is way to lure jnifl tory musicians to your home. Like birds, they travel far and the feeding stations they, enjoy most are the homes In which they ean play chamber music. These stations are listed in the directory published by the Amateur Chamber Music Players. - Pickings art fine tn the East SSI members In New York state, 275 in Manhattan, 297 elsewhere In the environs of New York city, 301 in Massachusetts, 211 in Bos ton alone, 96 in Connecticut, C3 in Maryland and 51 in the District of Columbia. 1 - Society members are listed overseas too. If you have a directory you can find somebody to fiddle or toot with in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, pen- mark, England, France,; Germany, Greecey Holland,' ScoUand, Spativ Switzerland and South Iran; California is a hot spot - 168 members. Illinois has 125. ; - Sftd-West Ust t Here in the .Middle West there are plenty of musicians, but they have been slow about Joining the society. Missouri has 14 members; Iowa, 13; Kansas, 5; Nebraska, 3. Coastal dwellers must look upon this area as a desert St Joseph leads the Missouri membership with five, St Louis has three, Springfield has two and Kansas City, Webster Groves, Fulton and Columbia have one each. Players was on vacation. At Wght he sang again at the Baptist Church. Mr. Phillips will sing at the public--school teachers' meeting Aug. 30. ; t Mr. Plumps' wife Is the former Miss Dorothy Rutledge of St Joseph, i contralto,; who is singing m her husband's choir and will be heard at the-First Baptist Church whew Mrs. Gerald Ray takes her vacation in September. Mrs. Phillips, who holds a bach-ejor's degree in music education from .Drake University, Des Moines, plans to teach beginning piano lessons in the tall, The couple has purchased a new home at 3303 Messanie street-Mr. Phillips holds a bachelor's degree In music education-from Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. POPULAR RECORDS DOT :: Rea Dixkrfano rmjc is still Jibout titer best m the field 4 and fcod ampling-of lt is always welcome, jonnny Maddox and the Rhythmasters have recorded "Dixieland- Band" in the hottest kind of way - wild trombones, terrific piano honky tonk and everything else -'fully complete, like hot sauce on shrimp. They also play "Heart and Soul," n wapn old tune and they put a lot into It , , , If there are no worries about what become of the rug, let the rug cutters loose on "Ka-Ding. Dong," which the Hilltoppers play with great high spirits. Very good work. Their playing begins in blue and gets bluer as they do "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall." can stir up the animals any time a society member comes through, having connections far and wide. Professionals are members of the society too. The only requirement is a love of chamber music, "Living room" music would be a better term, states an article in the September issue of House Beautiful. Such music makes wonderful listening on the family phonograph, but the real fun is in playing it yourself, Ne Dues There is no charge lor membership in the, society, but many players send contributions to help pay for the directory and defray expenses of other society services listine contemporary chamber music, unusual classical works and recent reprints of old masters. Also, there is a clearning bouse for surplus chamber music and music with missing parts. Each member grades himself for the directory and gives his home address, telephone number, occu pation and business address. He TTiosewember mighty good man with the full-bodied tunes popular lust now. His "RockinY Rollin Stone" la won. derfuUy energetic: and carries a bully beat On the same record one gets Andy in "I Wanna Go South,' which, Is bluish and unusual. Andy's voice is hie and rich , , . For some very nice harmony, take the Four Joes in "Sometimes" and "These Are the Things." Both sides will be liked The Dick Hyman Trio gives out wtth-No. t grade lwogfe to iin enthusiastic , romp, "Rollin' . the Boogie." Hyman takes the piano for this one. On the same, disk he switches to -harpsichord and Jingles brightly in the delightful old timer, "When You're Smiling." COLUMBIA For dancing or JusttehThg7lTewTlong play recordwinufrT pre-sents Don Cherry with the Ray Conniff orchestra, Don's special treatment for 12 popular songs, some reaching far back Into the past makes tha Whole record en-cellent arrangements and a wide variety of combinations. Two of the songs are with a rnyuun section, three with 5-plece group and vocal sextet. -five with. full band and four with full band and 13 strings added. The songs are; "When the Sun Comes Out" Tor You," "Love Is Just Around the Corner," "I'll String Along With You," "I Didn't Know About You." "So Rare," 'Tm ,Yours," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," 'Please Be kind," "My Future Juse Passed." "I Don't Care if the Sun Dont ShlnetSleepy Time GaL" 4 OY THE AIR ' Today Holand Music Festival, Netherlands Bach Society, Con- cerjtgebpuw. Orchestra and Mea Nabcrmari: soprano, ; and;- Annie Biwmea'mttralto; excerpts from ..SMasa in BMtaor. (Bachh fcffi pi m., CBS, E.; Power Biggs, organ, 10:30 p. m., KCMO, "Sonata No. 5" (Mendelssohn), "Prelude and Fugue In B Minor (Bach). Monday Boson Symphony Orchestra, ?;15 p. m NBC, "Symphony No. 4" (Tschoikowsky). - . FI::r Csvtrlns w hi M h if n j Tott'il .BAVK when you . tor - up -quality floor . covtrtnn. Alt Installations : art made by expert , , .; atlnf action is , ftwrantd, o why don't you atop by ULEDSOE'S to purehM from a lra collecUoa M lamous oamaa. BLEDSOE CAIPft ft UNOUUM CO. 414 S.IU1 Home of Minister in AlabamaMummued MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 25 Uth-An explosion-early today damaged the home of a young white minister who has been active in Montgomery's eight-month-old negro bus boycott. Police said it resulted from a dynamite bomb. No one was injured however, because the Rev. Robert Graetz and his family were away from home. Police Chief G. J. Roppen-thal said neighbors told him the family has been out of town since Sunday. Graetz, 27, is white pastor of the all-negro Trinity Lutheran Church. His home adjoins . the church in a negro section. The young clergyman has ac tively supported negro bus boy-cotters who have refused to ride segregated city busses since last Dec. 5. He is a member of the Montgomery Improvement Assn., an organization composed mostly of negroes supporting the boycott, and has used his personal car to give rides to negroes to' and from work. Ruppenthaf said the explosion knocked out several windows in Graetz' home and blew the lock off the front door. He said it left a hole in the front yard "about big enough to put a two-gallon bucket in." The dynamiting was the third such incident since the bus boycott began. An explosion damaged negro Minister Martin Luther King's home last Jan. 30 and two nights later the home of another negro leader, E. D. Nixon, was slightly damaged by blast No one was injured in either of those explosions. ittfe-MOCCS Cfcildran'i t'fi In id tetn-ga ffvoritt. In ftj, brown r black laathtr. Black or fray luada. Child's Siiti 10 to 4 A to D Taaa Sitat A AAA to C can be approached at home or at work. A surprising lumber of members are doctors. The secretary is Miss Helen Rice, 15 West 67th street, New York 23, N. Y. She will send membership forms on request NEW LAFAYETTE TEACHER Vocal music at Lafayette High School this year will be under the direction of Ronald Phillips, t new teacher in St. Joseph, who is caught up already in the musical Ufa. of the city. Mr. Phillips has been engaged fis-ehoir director - at My$Xt -Park4 Christian Church, where he will lead the adult and youth choirs. A baritone, he went to First Chris-tian Church last Sunday after the early service at Wyatt Park Church and sang in the place of Roger Kramer, who was on vacation. From there he went to the First Baptist Church and sang in the place of Marvin Gench.. who Sunday, Asgust 2tT, 195S, St. Jcscpi, Ik,' News-Prea lit' V V -ia. 1 You'll want ,to keep your story of your weddinglday in pictures that are always s tribute to your loveliness ..? as only skilled photog- rapher - whose sympathetio understanding - of the littl things you will want to re member, can Interpret them. 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