The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1967 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 8, 1967
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myflievme (Art.) Courier News — Thursday, Jura 8, Uff — Pag* Hv« THE WINNER — Ernest Cooper, manager of Plaza Shopping Center's Firestone Store, presents Mrs. Earl Bullard, 313 North 8th, the keys to the automobile she won during the center's promotion. The vehicle was loaded with merchandise from participating stores. (Courier News Photo) Film Billing Controversy On By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - "The battle of the apostrophe" has been joined, and it looks as though movie writers and directsrs will be firing along the lines all summer. Caught in the crossfire is the Motion Picture Association, which represents the major film producres. of Hollywood. Why should the powerful Writers and Directors Guilds suddenly find themselves at odds? The reason goes deep into the creative psyche concerning ego and professional pride. The basic issue concerns a longtime practice in movie bill- tag. Almost from the movies' beginnings, certain creative and-or powerful producers and directors were able to affect possessive billing over film titles. For example, theaters in 1915 advrtised: D. W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" Or, in 1956 the nation's screens proclaimed: Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" The practice continues to recent times, with films billed as Otto Preminger's, John Frank- •nheimer's or William Castle's. Writers of screen plays have long rankled under this billing. They argued that a movie cannot properly be termed a producer's or a director's unless he has contributed a sizable share •f the writing. One writer carried the analogy to the extreme: "Would it have been called Richard Burbage's "Hamlet' because the actor happened to stage Shakespeare's play?" Two yars ago, the Writers Guild of America tried and failed to achieve a contract clause with the producers prohibiting the possessive over a title, except fay those who helped write the screen play. But last December the writers won such a claus hi negotiations with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The new contract prohibited billing to nonwriters such as: j John Ford's "Stage Coach" ' John Ford's film "Stage . Coach" A film by John Ford — "Stage i A film of John Ford — "Stage Coach" Upon hearing of the contract clause, the Directors Guild of America blew its collective top. The Guild's house organ, "Ac- ion!" which editorialized under the title "The Great Giveaway": "Directors have possessed possessory credit since the dawn «f cinema. There was (and still is) D. W. Griffith's 'Birth of a Nation' and D. W. Griffith's "Intolerance'. . "An established director like Alfred Hitchcock. . can no longer exploit his well-earned reputation by having his name alongside the title of his future pictures. Neiher could Samuel Goldwyn fi he should produce again. Or Darryl Zanuck." The directors applied for a temporary injunction against the wrters and producers, charging restraint of trade. It was denied May 18 by Judge Ralph H. Nutee of California's Supreme Court. He ruled that an injjunction would endanger the writers' pension-welfare plan. He did not rule on the merits of the directors' case. The new contract was signed on the afternoon of the decision. IN AND AROUND BLYTHEVILLE Ruble Malann Jones, daughter of T.Sgt. and Mrs. Donald L. Jones of Blytheville celebrated her first birthday with a party at her home June 1 with 12 guests attending. Cake, ice cream and punch was served. Walter Ryanes of Half Moon celebrated his 80th birthday at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Poff of Blytheville. A pot luck supper and birthday cake was served/ Judge Ray of Jonesboro spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tucker and other friends and relatives at Half Moon and Blytheville. Jim Canard is a patient in a Newport hospital. He has several nieces and nephews around Blytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Hilson Harris and family of Independence, Mo., spent Monday and Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Poff and family at Gosnell. Mrs. India Sanders has returned to Pasadena, Calif., after a visit with her sister, Mrs. B. F. Gay, and other relatives at Half Moon. Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Van Vuuren of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Howard of Ottawa, 111., left Tuesday after visiting several days with Mrs.' Van Vuuren's and Mrs. Howard's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Helms, and sister, Janette, who accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Van Vuuren home for two-month visit. Mr. and Mrs. Burl White of Blytheville and M. F. Poff of Lone Oak spent the weekend at Mountain View. Jackie Thickson and Debbie Carnell of Blytheville spent Saturday visiting Mrs. Jessie Michalas and Mrs. Joe Ella Lineberry and Dr. McDonald and other friends at Steele, Mo. Richard Kyle of Centralia, 111., arrived last Tuesday for a visit with his aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Dyer, at Blytheville and his grandmother, Mrs. T. A. Webb, at Dogwood. M.Sgt. W. F. Thorn is home from Okinawa, Japan, and Is with his wife and children. They will leave Monday for L a n g 1 y Sill, Va., where Sergeant Thorn will be stationed. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hudson and children of Locust Grove, Okla, left last week after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hudson at 40 and 8. Misses Ella and Lucy Garrigan and Mrs. Lewis Blanchamp of Union City, Tenn., spent last weekend with their brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrigan, at Half Moon. Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Higgins and grandchildren of Little Rock and Miss Bill! Jo Page, Mr. and Mrs. Benjy Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Higgins and family attended the M a y h a n homecoming at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alford Mahan hi Jonesboro last Sunday. Mrs. Bill Estes of Blytheville is in Newport with her mother, Mrs. Alva Binkley, who is in a hospital there. Capt. and Mrs. Bill Nowlin and daughters of Blytheville have returned from a visit with their parents at Fort Smit h where they spent the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hale and daughter Regena of Blytheville are visiting his parents and other relatives in Alabama and Florida. Dena Ray and Craige McDaniel of Caruthersville are visiting their two aunts, Misses Evelyn and Edith McDaniel, at Luxora. Mrs, Charles McDaniel of Blytheville is a patient in Chickasawba Hospital. Mrs. W. F. Brown and children of Monroe, La., were here for the graduation exercises of Hubert Kemp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Dyer of Blytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon McCann of Armorel spent the weekend at Sherdan, Ark., with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. McCann. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jackson of Dogwood were in Senath, Mo., Sunday afternoon with her sister a"d brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Starly. Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Sutton and family of Blytheville ipent Monday night and Tuesday in Pocahontu. Mrs. Bessie Bearden and daughter, Mrs. Jessie Steinkamp, and her daughters of Caraway and Mrs. Edith Pente- graph spent Sunday with Mrs. James Bearden and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bearden at Blytheville. Jerry Michael is home from the University of Texas at El Paso, Tex. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Michael of Bly- heville. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jones of North Brook, 111., will arrive this week to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jones, and son Allen and other relatives at Blytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sage and son of Blytheville returned name Wednesday after spending the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Petty at Charlotte, Tenn. They were accompanied home by two sisters, Rosemary and Kathy. Betty Eden is in Scott, Miss., for a visit with her aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McClain, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Thaxton and baby of Memphis spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thaxton, at Blytheville. Other guests in the Thaxton home were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fletcher and son and Mr. and Mrs. James Fletch er of Lake City. Mrs. Elsie Thaxton, Mrs. Louis Boughtman and Ms. in Knnett at a tuppeware party held in the home of Mrs. Lester Deaton recently. Bmd n n pofMiar caeerale ndpn IT COSTS ONLY per general* cMserote to use fee best macaroni SKIMMER MACARONI Announcing HU6BARD HARDWARE IS NOW YOUR FEDDERS DEALER IN BLYTHEVILLE POWERFUL MULTI-ROOM COOLING 20,000 bttfs INTRODUCTORY OFFER World's Largest Selling &ir Conditioner Live refreshed in several rooms! This powerful Fodders will cool an entire apartment... sliop or large office ... even a small home with ade* quate circulation. Operates on both 230 and 208-voIls (important if you move!). Big cooling yet hospital quicL Other 230 and 208-volt models from 10,000 btu's to 18,000 bin's. All superbly engineered. 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