Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on March 10, 1946 · Page 11
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Milland Swamped Wiih New Type Letter From Fans fijr BOB THOMAS MdLLIrWOOD, March 9— </P>— Hay Milland was an extremely wor- fte*d and nervous man Thursday afternoon. He is ho longer nervous since he won his "Oscar." But he Wll .continue to be a worried man fas long as "The Lost Weekend" continues to be shown on theater screens. Ordinarily, stars are overjoyed at the number and content of the let- tfefs th6y receive from their admirers.' Since Ray's Academy Award picture appeared on the nation's screens he'n been receiving a completely different type of letter. Few stars have received such unbelievable appeals for help. And I doubt if any star has been so profusely tnanked for the aid which a motion picture gave them. More tragic are the letters, written by alcoholics in a state of in- ebriacy. One of these letters contained the postscript: "Is this Sunday? Is it morning or night? I ask my wife that question so many times." Another confesses: "Yes. I have had the 'DT's' many times—I tried suicide by jumping in the river. When 1 came to 1 was In th'6 slate hospital again." Still aribther corroborates Hay's ordeal in the' picture. "I always buy two quarts and hide one. Then I rip the house apart looking for the one I hid. If I live up to my present thoughts I will take the privilege of writing to you again in six months." One in a more hffinorous frame of mind wrote: "I don't think a drunk would get anything out of the picture but thirst.' 1 Ray is exceedingly concerned over many of these cases, but there is nothing he can do. He is convinced, after reading more and more of them, that "there is too much public acceptance of heavy drinking." Aqunmarine is the lovely gem of March ... its shimmering blue- green color the symbol of Iran- quillity. Zale's features aquamarine stones in handsome rings for men, women and children, each a real value at the price. Illustrated above is a brilliant example of this birthstone in gold setting. Transparent beauty of the aquamarine stone accentuated by gold -i\ mounting. Smartly designed man's ring set with aquamarine stone in sold. Nothing could please a child more than to receive her own little birthstone ring. All Prices Include I'cdcral Tax, .' Cofivcim'iif Credit Terms 107 N. CUYLER Congratulations, Girl Scouts, on Your Birthday. ID EST NC BY TO VELY f^f^^^f^/^n^f^flf^^a^^ AT SH00KEDTHE NATION 3U WHISPERED ABOUT.. THE PICTURE THAT "MUST BE SEEN" RAY MILLAND IANE WYMAN PHILLIP TERRY TODAY thru TUES. "Powerful , . . , . Ray Milland gives a dramatic performance that won for him Hie Academy Award. CROWN andMON. Plus Ties" ood "Arcoro Up" s< Rex TODAY thru TUES, Plus "Legend of Coyote Rock" A Disney Cartoon He's £|Qt 8 nciljjpn ^f 'em and he ^14 to spend exactly one million in sixty days! STARS OF SMASH HIT advice frura Jiae Wj>—in luj I'lulhp Tmiv The Lost Weekend' Opening Here Today Clothing Declared Surplus Properly Clothing and material': valued at J29.000.000 have been declared sur-; plus recently, tho We*'. Trx.is rp- ' cruitir.g distri:' headquarter? has juSt been advised. The surplus item? h?v? been turn- ' ed over to the war essets corporation '. which is preparing sales proc r ams. They will 'x- orf?red to priority clai- mrnts. veterans and dealers in thr near future. The army dons not s'-ll surplus, except fur small lots, scrap. and salvage. Included in the list are boots. shoes, oversho?s. troupers, shirts of various typ;s. sweaters, wool sockf. dungarees, hats, pajamas, women'^ army corps coats, jackets, and skirls.. Material'; include more than 22 million yards of various tvpes fit cotton ?loth. .ip'iro.vinr.Uely 750.000 yards of wool cloth, more tiii'n 250.000 yards )f various typos or nyloii cloth, some cotton thread and cottor. binding, and .noro than 50n.00"> slide- faPteners. ! Sunday, Morel, 10, 1046 fAMPA Services Held for Mrs. Margarei Holland SHAMROCK. March 9—'Special' -Funeral rit'. s were- cond-icted Thursday at the First Baptist church. Erick. Okla.. fo- Mrs. Mar- uarct Ella Holland, resident of Shnnimok for ti:i- pust six yenrs. Slv- was 76. -Survivors inrr.tcle [<>;;r snv.s and direr clautuUers: J. C. and C. O. Holland, botll i:C Sliuiuroek. C. C . Erich; W. S. Holland and ttr& Rudrt. both of Texoi'a, ' H. C. Rudd. Texoia, and C. Htuid. Titian?. Calif. Also among survivors are brothers and one sister: i. S. Cullender. Albuquerque, N. St. H. H. Cullender, Hartley, Texas, & 8. Cullender. Dawson, N. M., and MrS. Janice Davis. /Vim. David Farragut of War in me was the first man to at* tain thru rank in American naval hi.vory. By SCOTT RAFIERTY News Staff Writer Pictures come and pictures go: some are great, some near .great and others just "don't register", on thn peerage movie-goer's mind but Paramount lias only only come up to an exception to the rule, it has blasted to pieces rm old theory. Nothing needs to be said about "The Lost Weekend" when you think back a day or so and remember that this film ran off with the Academy Awards presented Friday night. Before we go any further, we'll let our readers know that we've seen Jit picture and decided right then it was nearly unsurpassed for shock- i.Uled entertainment. When the people that make the movies--writers, directors, players, producers—say that a film, a performance and a story is the best, it's, bound to be pretty good. The standards for "Oscars" are high. As all our readers know, the picture is a dramatic, realistic portrayal of a colossal drunk, a:ted with the magnificence of all its power by Ray Milland. Milland went ihrough downright torture to make 'Weekend." He actually had to get drunk and, worse, had to walk 120 horrible blocks through the streets of New York, where most of the scenes were filmed. Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, though you won't see their names in lights, came in for honors, too. Wilder' 1 ; expert direction tind Brackett's screenplay, whiih is on the sequence of events tureen, won Oscars. Don't forget Jane Wyman. After years of fair roles at Warners, this young lady, wife of Ronald Reagan, also :i star, wa.s pivcn her chance to act in "Weekend" and she really ] made good. i Then there's Phillip Terry, who gives a sincere performance as Milland's brother. Hov.'aid da Sylva. a? a bartender, makes a successful return to pictures after a stage interval. \Vc don't need to tell you the story of "The Lost Weekend." The story, itself, is not .so 'mportnnt. It is the constant struggle of man against the evils of alcohol that is the main thing. Another reminder. Sec "Weekend" fro;n th-: first as its full impact will be ruinort by getting in after the feature begins. "Weekend" shows at the LaNovp. Sunday through Wednesday. Another highly entertaining movie on our "have-seen" list is "Brewster's Millions," showing at the Res Sunday through Tuesday. Dennis O'Keefc and Helen Walkers are the stars in a film that tell's of the efforts of a newly-rich young man to spend one million dollars in 60 days, and it isn't easy. Prominently featured in the cast are Rochester. Mischa Auer, Gail Patrick and John Lite). Last but car from least, is "Anchors A weigh." showing at the Crown Sunday and Monday. The stars are Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grnyson and an obscure bit player named Vrankie Something- or-othei;. "Anchors Aweigh" has a lot of good comedy and musi: as only Jose Iturbi and Tommy Dorsey can play it. We'd recommend it for the en- Pcyward Refinery Damaged by Fire SHAMROCK. March 9—iSpecial' —A fire, which iriyinutecl in the cooling tower, did an estimate! S2.- 000 damage to the Payward Kefin- ery. eight mile? east of Shamrock Wednesday afternoon. The fire .started from a welding torch which was belli.; used inside the wood eooliim tower. All the wooden construction of ;h<- tower was destwed. George Washington was the first president of the. Society nl Cincinnati, originally composed »f officers in the "Revolutionary war. they tu ' fc family, especially Gene Kelly's dancing. Congratulations to GIRL SCOUTS on Their 34th Birthday PLAINS I36TOR CO. De Soto—Plymouth 113 N. Frost Phone 380 giving little Judy a permanent! You ran do I*, loo, in 2 to 3 hours at home! • VA'liit fun! And everyone's talkinc about the lovjy, lar-t- inu waves ami S"'tlv curlini; rindets you cot with a Toni home permanent. It's easy to do ... and su inexpensive! 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