•"The reconversion is bound to be difficult, darling, bu> vcm'll foriict.vour wife in a little \vliiio'" Leaves From a Correspondent's Life Notebook By HAL BOYLE NEW DELHI, Feb. 22—i/P)—Some people collect mutch covers. Some go in for Shakespeare folios. My hobby is staying in "Grand Hotels." You find them everywhere—from Oran to Cairo, from Paris to C:U- culta. The name "grand" is the most popular one in the hotel business. My current ambition is to bo known as the man who has slept in more "Grand Hotels" than any man living. Of them all I remember best perhaps the "Grand Hotel" of Calcutta. which the maitre d'hotel assured me was "the largest and finest hotel in the Orient." He said it had more than 500 rooms with baths and '100 Indian waiters in the main dining room alone. When I got up from my first meal I believed him. Thirteen waiters in scarlet and white stood around the table and watched me as I got up and laid down my tip—very self consciously. I don't. know yet which won. There were all sorts of odd characters wandering around this "Grand Hotel," among them a frustrated pretzel bender named Jhun- noo, who one morning wandered uninvited into my room and tried to sell me first a haircut, then a shampoo, then a shave, and finally suggested a massage. Nine British officers sharing this room with me—there is a housing shortage in the Far East, too— thought it would be a good idea for me to have a massage. Jhunnoo, a big husky Indian with a fierce black mustache and muscles like bedsprings, said at one time he had been a wrestler. He took one look at my sprawled frame and grunted: "Too fat!" The one-man root when to work. He thumped me for hollow spots. He pulled and twisted and*kneaded and bent me. He stretched me back and forth like I was a reluctant accordion. The British officers, jus' out of the Burma jungle, sat cross- legged on their beds and watched happily. When he finished after half an hour 'I was shaped like a runnins bowline and he wouldn't untie me until I paid- him two rupees. "Same time tomorrow—too fat," he said as he left, so I caught the plane for Bombay in self defense I tried to get a room there in the Taj Mahal hotel. It was full. And where do you think I finally landed? You can't get away from those "Grand Hotels." Dong Fairbanks Up pears in RKO's Smbad the Sailor By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 22 — </T>>— Douglas Fairbanks, jr., started drawing two paychecks this week, one from the U. S. navy, as a commander on terminal leave, the other from RKO studios, as Sinbad the Sailor. On the first clny of work, the star's dressing room was filled with flowers, basket of fruit and well- wishing telegrams. "I thought I was getting away from the water when I got out of (he navy," he said, "but in this picture I'll be iti the water more than I was in my entire naval career." Young Fairbanks is playing the legendary Sinbad in a rip-rearing extravaganza such as his father first made popular. A full-scale jhip, Circa 800 A.D., has been con,- .itructed on a sound stage from studio lumber and rigging from the HMS Bounty. Doug will climb the rigging- like his daddy used to do •md he has been In rigorous training for the past few weeks. Sombc day soon studios may be issuing such call sheets as: "Chinese exteriors — actors and :rew report to planes 9 a. m." Producer Dore Schary opines that 1 will be practical as well as artistically desirable to fly a motion picture company for scenes in China or elsewhere, rather than construct .i phony set on the backlot. The trend is toward realism, Bchary said. Sounds reasonable. "'. - •*'*«*-. 3 ' -/ William Wellman will film glider ;cenes for "Gallant Journey"-from i Helicopter . . . Joan Davis joins ,he South America trekkers at the aid of June . . . Paramount signed Johnny Burke [ftid Jimmy Van Heu;en to a long-term contract, an un- .isual deal of songwriters. An American knows nothing about •he true state of affairs in India. Only propaganda news reaches him. Though it is claimed that democracy is the rule of the day in Amerca, actually there is no voice of the neople at the helm of affairs.—Mrs. Bandit Nehru, wife of Indian leader. * * * Producers can never hope for bettor guidance than the mass of people who make their own economic decisions, spending here and with holding there.—Dr. Walter E. Spahr, New York U. 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