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Page Eight The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, N. H. Tuesday Evening, September 27, 1949 Erskine Johnson In Hollywood HOLLYWOOD (NEA)--Jack Benny has made his big decision about television. As long as he's a radio regular he will not do a weekly or even monthly television show. He told me: "I'm just not interested in television." After his television debut last spring, Jack and CBS agreed he would do a monthly show this winter. After thinking it over, Jack nixed the idea. "Too much work." he said. He may do an occasional guest shot--"And I'll still stay in character"--but until he .gives up radio there will be no-television for Jack. Jane Greer, who is expecting her second child soon, is sta'ging a one-woman campaign for nice-girl roles. She says: "I've been shot or have shot someone in every picture since I can remember. When my children grow up and people ask them what their mother did they'll have to reply: " 'Oh. mother was a gangster.' " Fox just dropped singer Bill Shirley, who never did get a chance to appear in front of a camera. He was the dubbed voice of Mark Stevens in "Oh. You Beautiful Doll.". . . Friends are impressed with Nelson Eddy's new dancing ability. He quietly brushed up on the rhumba at Arthur Murray's. . . . The office of "Bullets" Durgom isn't the only building appropriately near Mickey Cohen's haberdashery. There's a mortuary just one door away. . . Dana Andrews has another picture to do for UI. It probably will be a story 'about the Nova Scotia fishing banks. * * * * BILL DEMAREST is the new president of Hollywood's "No Marlin" c'tib. Bill Meiklejohn. the Paramount talent director, turned over the title to him after landing a 245-pounder. It was his first in 17 years. The two Bills were fishing from the same boat and tossed a coin for the right or left side. Meiklejohn won the right. The right rod got the strike--and the fish. America's newest supper club singing star--Rosalind Courtright-is America's most glamorous landlady. I found her picking out new drapery for the swank Beverly Hills hotel, which Is managed by her socialite husband, Hernando Courtright. She was between engagements and reveling in her hotel landlady role. There had just been a major crisis. , A man in a second-floor room had left his bath water running. It overflowed the tub and started to drip through one corner of the lobby ceiling. Edgar Bergen noticed it first and called Rosalind and said: "Have you ever seen Niagara Falls? If you haven't, you can see it now in the lobby." Rosalind came running. Rosalind has been running all her life. She denies stories going 'round that she's a socialite and "isn't it too cute that she's singing In supper clubs." "I'm not a socialite," she said. "I've worked all my life. I was on the stage at 13 and in motion pictures at 15." » * * + MAYBE YOU REMEMBER HER. Ten years ago she co-starred with George Raft in "The Glass Key." Her name then was Rosalind Keith. She was studying on the side but Hollywood would never let her sing. She gave up pictures in 1940. "It would be better," she said, "to say that my film career gave me up." She married Hernando Courtright six years ago, continued her vocal studies and attracted attention singing at Hollywood parties. Two years ago she got her first professional job at the St. Regis hotel in New York. Last year she sang in every major U. S. city. Aside to Roy Rogers: "In one scene of "The Sundowners" Bob Preston strums a guitar, puffs on a cigaret and whistles,simultaneously. In tune? Well, approximately. Short, short: When Dinah Shore landed her first radio job in New York, it was singing on an early morning show sponsored by a New Jersey furniture store. A male singer was there before her. He didn't like her Southern accent. Things weren't very friendly and when they sang love duets each tried to out-shout the other until the listeners complained that it didn't sound like love. It wasn't, but all is forgiven now. The male singer was Frank Sinatra. Looks like Hollywood has run out of biographical material on Western heroes. Latest cycle is about ths weapons with which the Western heroes fought. There's "The Bowie Knife," "Winchester 75," and "Colt 45," coming up. Any day now I expect to hear announcements on "The McClelland Saddle" and "The Stetson Story." Open House Tea At Chase Home An open-house and silver tea will be held from 3 to 5 pm tomorrow st the Chase Home for Children on Middle road. Mrs. E. Curtis Matthews will be general chairman in charge of arrangements. The tea is open to the public. Kittery Point Item The Kittery Point Baptist church mid-week prayer meeting will be held at 7 pm today with the Rev. William Jowett leading prayer. The Young People's group of the Baptist church will meet at 6:30 pm at the parsonage. The Baptist Social assembly will meet at 7:30 Friday In the vestry. CARNIVAL "Now don't get despondent, Waldo! We'll get along somehow. Maybe I can get a job baby sitting until your father reinstates your allowance!" MATINEES or 1:45 PM - EVENINGS Continuous from 6:30 Y M P I A NOW thru WED. 2 NEW HITS! Plus This DARING "First Run" CO-HIT! "FLAME of YOUTH" with Barbara Fuller and Ray MacDonold COMING I SOON 1 'ROSEANNA McCOY 7 Rye PTA Holds Teachers Reception A teachers reception was held at the first meeting of the season of the Rye Parent-Teacher association recently at the school auditorium. About 75 persons attended. The teachers are Mrs. Sylvia Makin, Grade 1; Mrs. Esther Moore, Grade 2; Miss Elizabeth McKowen, Grade 3; Miss Barbara Wakefield, Grade 4; Mrs. Vernor Jones, Grade 5; Miss Jeanne Keyes, Grade 6; Miss Dena Lewis, Grade 7; Mrs. Hazelle Seavey, Grade 8, and Mrs. Eleanor Henry, music supervisor. Also introduced by Principal Stuart A. Carter was School Supt. Roy W. Gillmore of Hampton. Miss Wakefield, secretary, gave a report. Mrs. George Mahar, president, asked' the vice president, Mrs. Ralph Hammond, to outline the year's program. Mrs. Theodore Ham, chairman of the budget committee, reported that Oct. 15 had been set as the date for the group's fall auction and baked bean supper. * * * MRS. FRANCIS SYKES, chairman of the study group, reported that the group would meet at 7 pm on regular meeting nights of the association. Mrs. Edward Jameson, chairman of the membership committee, reported each room with 100% membership would receive a special award. Mrs. Merrill B. Pierce, chairman of the hospitality committee, announced that room mothers this year will be Mrs. Lindsey Brigham, Grade 1; Mrs. Charles Moore, Grade 2; Mrs. Harlan Phllbrick, Grade 3; Mrs. Ralph Ramsdell, Grade 4; \ Mrs. Matthew Betton, Grade 5; ' Mrs. Guy Kelsey, Grade 6; Mrs. Wellington Moulton, Grade 7, and Mrs. Earl Worden, Grade 8. Mrs. Jameson and Mrs. Pierce were in charge of refreshments. George Goodreau of Central' road has enrolled at St. AnselnVs college in Manchester. Harry E. Maker, seaman 1/c, j USN, has entered an electrician's | school at Norfolk, Va. Newington PTA Adopts Theme of Audio-Visual Aid "The Benefit of Audio-Visual Aid to Education" will be the theme of Newington Parent-Teacher association meetings this year. Mrs. Virginia deRochemont, chairman of the program committee, outlined plans for the winter season at the first meeting held recently at the schoolhouse. The association's project for the year will be the same as last year: To earn money for a motion picture projector for the school. Mrs. Ruth Nelson, secretary, reported on her visit to the PTA summer institute In Plymouth in August. Mrs. Mary C. Hopkins, Mrs. Robert Lamson, Mrs. Forrest Rines and Mrs. Nelson were named delegates to the district PTA's fall meeting Oct. 6 in Brentwood. Carl Lundgren, Mrs. Lamson and Mrs. Doris Beane were named delegates to the monthly meetings of the Central Council of Parent- Teacher Associations in Portsmouth this year. Mrs. Alice Mabey will be In charge of a membership supper Oct. 19. Mrs. W. W. Scales and children, Bonnie and Sandra, of Los Angeles, are visiting Mrs. Scales' aunt, Mrs. Robert Lamson of Fox Point road. Mrs. Scales is the former Mariann Bullock of Portsmouth. Mrs. Marion Prior recently visited friends in Biddeford, Me. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Colecclieo have returned home after vacationing at Partridge lake in Littleton. The finance committee of the Newington Congregational church recently held a supper and dance. Edward Hoyt was in charge of the program. Committee members are Mrs. Seth Gardner, Mrs. Wilfred Brooks, Mrs. Sherman Spinney, Mrs. Edgar Hodgdon and Mrs. Edward Hoyt. Author Dies in Fire MONSON, Mass., Sept. 27 f AP)-Churchill Goettel, 53, a writer, suffocated this morning In a fire at the home of Mrs. Louise Tucker, where he resided. The home is one of the oldest residences in this area and is known as Tucker Forge. The damage was set at $7,000 by Mrs. Tucker. HAPPILY HANDCUFFED--Mrs. Madeline Holland, full-time desk .sergeant of Clark Township, N. J., police department, tries handcuffs for size on wrist of her bridegroom-to-be, part-time patrolman Edward Faede. The 51-year-old widow issues orders to Faede while he is on duty. She is a Civil service designated desk clerk. N E Democrats Will Map Election Strategy Nov. 2O BOSTON, Sept. 27 (AP)--New England Democrats have called a regional convention for November to get a head start on plans'for the 1950 election campaign. Democratic state chairmen of the six Now England states announced the convention today after an all-day preliminary conference yesterday. Speaking for the group, Massa-T chusetts Chairman James H. Va-1 hey said that five members of President Truman's cabinet had agreed to come here for the Nov. 20-21 sessions to lead discussion groups on power, industry, labor and farming. In addition, the U. S. attorney general, J. Howard McGrath of Rhode Island, and the three Democratic governors of New England states, Chester Bowles of Connecticut, John O. Pastore of Rhode Island and Paul A. Dever of Massachusetts, also are to speak. * * * VAHEY SAID that the Democratic state chairmen of the other three states, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, would designate speakers to represent those states. A total of 192 delegates are to attend the New England convention, with each state sending double the number of votes it had at the 1948 national convention. This rule will give Massachusetts the biggest block, 72, with Connecticut, 40; Rhode Island 24, Maine and New Hampshire 20 each and Vermont 16. * * + IN ADDITION the state chairmen are to be asked to assign delegates equally to the four study groups. Vahey said that the convention would be similar to those held recently at Des Moines, Iowa, for the Midwest and at San Francisco for the Northwest. He said that It was suggested that as few elected officials as possible be appointed among the delegates, so that the delegations would sense, grass root Conant Cautions Harvard Students On World Role CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 27 'AP)--President James B. Conant of Harvard today told returning students that their generation eventually will have to answer "by your words and by your deeds" the question of what American democracy is and what it means to other nations. Conant told the group "We have developed a nation in which personal liberty has been preserved while the implications of the doctrine of equality have been extsnd- contribution said, "is to unique democracy," he found in the practical way we have worked out the consequences of the idea of equality and opportun- "If this be so," he added, "one of the targets for the future may well be a further exploration of all manner of ways and means of approaching more closely to our goal -- the ideal community whore all members of each new generation start from scratch, merit alone will count." where be "in a real Democrats." "We want to probe the ideas of the 'ordinary Democrat" from the states to find out what he thinks on these subjects," Vahey added. Members of the President's cabinet who are listed to speak at the convention are Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug, Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer, Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin and Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan. I The new Democratic national \ chairman, William M. Boyle, Jr., j also is to attend. * * * THE PANEL discussions on the four subjects will be on the first day of the session, with a general meeting on the second. Vahey and the other state chairmen who drafted the plan at an all-day session here yesterday said that the discussions on the four subjects are expected to develop the Issues on when the 1950 campaign wpl be waged. The chairman said that the two- day convention should have men Teen-Age Boys Held for Theft BOSTON, Sept. 27 (AP)--Two teen-age boys were arrested at gunpoint last night as the pair who robbed a taxi driver of $12.85 and stole his cab. In the pocket of one of them police found a paper scrawled with figures. "What's that for?" they asked. The 18-year-old said: "I'm still in high school. That's my algebra homework for tonight." N. E. Building Workers' Wages Jump * * * ~ * * * * * * Labor Department Survey Shows Hikes From 2 ]/2 to 50 Cents BOSTON, Sept. 27 - (AP)--The U. S. Department of Labor reported yesterday a survey of seven key New England cities showed wages of union building construction workers rose 12M: cents an hour in most cases for the year ending July 1. It said highest wage scales applied generally to bricklayers, plasterers, stonemasons, cement finishers and other craftsmen working with stone, clay and allied materials. The labor department added rates for painters and paperhangers "placed that trade among the lower _paid crafts in most cities." The survey by cities: * * * PROVIDENCE, R. I. -- Wage scales for 23 of 41 trades increased from 10 to 30 cents an hour, with a 25-cent gain reported most often. Asbestos workers with a 30-cent rise and paperhangers and painters with a 2714-cent increase showed greatest gains. Severs! laborer classifications jumped 10 cents. Funnel, sewer and caisson bricklayers with $2.75 scale were the highest paid in building trades, even though the failed to get increases. Boston -- 42 trades benefited from 714 cents an hour increased for inside stone cutters to 50 cents for granite workers. Painters were up 10 cents, plumbers and carpenters 15. * . * * SPRINGFIELD --Increases given 26 trades with most getting 12Va cents, including carpenters, 'operating engineers, paperhangers, lathers and asbestos workers. Electricians, plumbers and steamfitters gained 15; bricklayers, plasterers 17V4. Worcester--Increases granted In 27 of 31 trades. Gains ranged from 10 cents an hour In laborer and helper classifications to 25 cents for Knight Association Elects Officers Lewellyn Knight of South Royalton, Vt., was elected president of the Knight association Sunday during its 19th reunion at Beaver Dam Grange hall, North Berwick. Others elected were Wallace Flanders of South Berwick, first vice president; Miss Erma Campbell of Hudson, second vice president; Mrs. Margaret Belmore of North Berwick, secretary and treasurer, and Mrs. Mattie Pettigrew of Kittery, historian. Fifty persons attended. Next year's meeting will be held the last Sunday in September at the same hall. FORBIDDING TRUST Notice is hereby given that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted for by anyone other than myself, dated this 26th day of September, 1949. Signed John II. Bond RFD 1 Newington, N. H. adv. delegates only--sessions of special interest to women are to be held in the spring in Providence, R. I., Vahey said. C O L O N I A L ^* · TODAY and WED. · ·· Written and Directed bpfaf- M«hc«4»*' , . I-WCTER BflEHIMS.DELMER. DAVES-JERRYJWAU3 Plus! Cartoon Comedy · World News ENDS TODAY! "JIGSAW" With Franchot Tone ·Jean Wallace and "GIVE OUT SISTERS" with Dan Dailey · Donald O'Connor RCADIA WEDNESDAY Thru SATURDAY First Portsmouth Showing THE .YEAR'S FUNNIEST FILM! -*. JOE YULE-RENIE UMNO zW^GEORSE McMANUS .« nun HARnrsoH · mt mat · nt toton ALSO THE STORY OF RUSSIA THE ATOM BOMB! DANCER! lUIFENSCI I Comedy · Shorts · Cartoon I CONTINUOUS SATURDAY FROM 12:00 NOON Treat yourself to the ntw big Colo rot o magaiine in the NEW YORK SUNDAY NEWS on sole everywhere AUTHORIZED PONTIAC SALES SERVICE GUARANTEED USED CARS Bear Wheel Alinement PORTSMOUTH MOTOR MART 253 Middle St. Phone 22 fathers. About half of the trades showed wage-rate gains of 15 cents an hour. Electricians received 20 cents, bricklayers 15, carpenters and plumbers 12'.4. New Haven, Conn.--Only 21 of 47 classifications studied reported increases with the bulk ranging from 2H to 37V4 cents. Scale for electricians was up 25 cents, but bricklayers, carpenters, painters, plasterers and plumbers reported no increases. * * * PORTLAND, ME. -- Increases ranging from 10 to 25 cents was Stork Quotations Mr. and Mrs. Valere Tardiff of 177 State street are parents of a daughter born yesterday at Portsmouth hospital. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Hayes of Ogunquit this morning at York hospital. Comdr. Philip A. Canal, dental corps, USN, and Mrs. Canal of 19 Woodlawn avenue, Kittery, are parents of a son born this morning at Portsmouth naval hospital. Commander Canal is attached to the disciplinary barracks at the Portsmouth naval base. A son was born to Lt. Comdr. Florian J. Santini, medical corps, USN, and Mrs. Santini of Quarters H-3 at the Portsmouth naval base. Friday at the Portsmouth naval hospital. Commander Santini is attached to the Portsmouth naval hospital staff. reported by 21 of 28 trades. Bricklayers, cement finishers and structural-iron workers benefited from 25-cent increases, carpenters 15. Manchester. N. H.--Hourly rates increased 10 to 15 cent 1 ; in 18 of 24 trades. Bricklayers and plasterers gained 35 cents: plumbers and steamfitters 22'2 cents. NOTICE CiuTs Barber Shop on Daniels street, is now being remodelled, but is still open for business, adv. NOTICE Ladies Circle of Eliot Congregational Church rummage sale will be held at the Portsmouth Community Center, Friday September 30. Doors open at 10,o'clock. adv. DANCING Legion Ballroom WED., SEPT. 28 ART TURNER'S Orchestra 8 p.m. to 11 :45 p.m. Adm. 70c Tax Inc. I. T. A. TAXIS Portsmouth's Largest Taxi Fleet We represent the OLDEST TAXI COMPANY also the city's ONLY DISABLED VETERAN CAB OWNER i----35c Minimum--] I 24 HOUR SERVICE I We Meet Competition I TEL. 473 3 W A Y S to get a 1. 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HOVEY POST NO. 168 PORTSMOUTH, N. H. BEGINS TOM'W (Wednesday) f _ LAST DAY _ ' \ W. C. Fields ' "THE BANK DiCK" and "MY LITTLE CHICKADEE' Nobel Prize Winner ANDRE GIDE'S Starring MlCHELE MORGAN and PIERRE BLANCHAR 2ND SMASH HIT! CHARLES MAUREEN LAUGHTON O'HARA in ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S "JAMAICA INN rr

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