Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 9, 1973 · Page 81
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 81

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<^Hliatlni]ieHhrld! COME ON IN, THE A new winter QueaUOR: If you cross a swimming pool with 44,000 table-temiis balls, what do you get? If you said a pool table, sit down. What you get is this lovely waterscape in Duhrenbach, Germany. Here, they found that Danish- made plastic balls will act as a thermal PING-PONG'S FINE! swimming idea? insulation blanket when they cover the water. This lowers the cost of heating the water, and enables the pool to remain open year-round. The balls weigh only 3.8 grams each. This means that swimming can be done without any hindrance from the "blanket." "High bipod pressure, a major factor today in premature death from coronary disease, stroke, and also kidney disease, is strongly influenced by heredity. The brothers and sisters of any patient going to a doctor for high blood pressure are eight times as likely as other people to have high blood pressure themselves. If both your parents have had high blood pressure the chances are about 45 percent for you, and if one parent, 30 percent." From "How Not to Die Young," by Dr. Joan Gomez (Steinand Day, $6.98). BUDDY EBSEN A Broderick Crawford he's not Actor Buddy Ebsen, TVs "Bamaby Jones," talks about the di£Bculties of learning lines: "When I started 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' I learned every word. For two years I had headaches. So I learned to 'wing' it. By that I mean that instead of sitting down every night with a tape recorder and learning the script verbatim, I use word association, with sounds, locations,* and so forth. If you asked me today what I said yesterday, I coukln't tell you! I once saw Broderick Crawford come on a set, scan a page of dialogue—and he had it. Every word! Well, now, I don't have that kind of a mind! But once my method backfired. I did a stage play last year and on opening night I was fine. Had every line down pat. But the next night I was terrible! I had erased!" ANNIVERSARIES: Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married in Newport, R.I., 20 years ago Wednfl- day. BIRTHDAYS (all Virgo): Sunday- Cli£F Robertson 48. Monday -Arnold Palmer 44; Roger Maris 39. Tuesday- Hedy Lamarr 58. Wednesday -Frank McGee 52. Thursday -Jacqueline Bisset 29; Claudette Colbert 66; Mel Torme 48. Friday -Joey Heatherton 29; Charles Evers 50. Saturday- Jackie Cooper 52; Gen. Creighton Abrams 59; John N. Mitchell 60. BIRTHDAY PEOPLE: ^ Cliff Robertson & Jacqueline Bisset Quips & Quotes ARMOUR'S ARMOURY By Richard Armour ROBED THE WRONG WAY There is a bathrobe that I wear That has two moth holes and a tear. It has no style, indeed it's drapeless; It's wrinkled, rumpled, sadly shapeless. But it, for me, is fine and dandy: It's always hanging where it's handy. It's not too heavy, not too thin. It fits me like another sidn. Oh yes, 1 know it's old and ratty And makes me, I am sure, look batty. But who's to see me? That's the trick: The doctor, maybe, when I'm sick, My wife, my children; others not— I'd lose what status I have got. THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES Kids see life differently. Send original contributions to "Child," Family Weekly, 641 Lexington Ave., N.Y., N.Y. 10022. $10 If used-none returned. Having one daughter five yeju^ old and a son three years old, we were pleased that our third child was another little girl. On my arrival home with the brand new baby, my daughter sat next to me. I was talking about my two beautiful little daughters when my son rambled over and asked sullenly, "Momma, do you like them girls better than me?" Of course I answered, "No, I love all of you, and especially you because you're my only son." With sheer delight and amazement he looked at me and said, "Oh Momma, am I really?" -Mrs. William J. Goehel Kingsport, Tenn. JULIET LOWELL'S CELEBRITY LETTERS Juliet Lowell, autfior of the all-time bestseller "Dear Sir," collects humorous letters to and from people in all walks of life. To Miss Sophia Loren Dear So{Aia: If I applied for passage in the first space ship, would you go too? OacmJ.B. To Mr. Jack Benny: Dear Mr. Benny: I can't stand you, because you remind me of my brother and I sure hate him. ArtuMD. BUMPER STICKER: Drive Carefully. You can never tell when life mifiht be worth living again. —Bob Jordan By Frani( Baginski LITTLE EMILY <9r "Jimmy Gulllckson's mother gave him the clwice of ghring up the drums or leaving home Guew where he's decided to livel" FAMILY WEEKLY, Septambar 9,1973 • 27

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