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June 19, 1974

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 15

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Opry Star Minnie Pearl— 'a Livin By SYLVIA RECTOR Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There is no Grinder's Switch. And there is no Minnie Pearl. Both are living illusions stitched together from Sarah Cannon's Broadway dreams. Proudly erect, Mrs. Henry Cannon carries them to the Grand Ole Opry microphone each week, her price-tagged bonnet cocked on upswept hair. And in one high-pitched "Howdeee," she pours out her love to America. Minnie Pearl is someone she has adjusted to and accepted ZENITH CONSOLE CLEARANCE SALE All 1974 Consoles Reduced to Make Room For the 1975 Models ZENITH CONSOLE $00000 Early American ONLY fcOJJ ZENITH CONSOLE $10000 ModernStyle ONLY I UU Just a Few of the Remarkable Savings BUY NOW AND SAVE!!! COME IN AND SEE OUR ALL NEW "SOUND SHOP" YOUR FAVORITE RECORDS & TAPES Plus "AN ALBUM GIVE AWAY" EACH WEEK. Stop in for details. ELECTRONICS UNLIMITED 626 North Court Open Friday Evenings til 9 Sunday 1 -5 more than cultivated. "You'd have to have known me when I was younger to understand the difference," she said, searching for words to put herself, as opposed to her role, in perspective. "I wanted to be a serious dramatic actress. I thought I was so pretty and so cute. I never had a pretty face but I had a gorgeous figure. I was Astrology Thursday June 20,1974 Bernice Bede OSD Times Herald, Carroll, la. m f Wednesday, June 19, 1974 I O heading down an entirely different road. God never intended me to make it to Broadway. I guess he had other plans," she mused. "But somehow, way deep inside my heart, I knew I had the ability to make people laugh. I knew it but I fought it. I tried to push it back because I just didn't want to do comedy." The depression and the death of her father had ended her career at the exclusive Ward-Belmont School in Nashville and hard times were clouding America. "So I came home and later found a job with a place in Atlanta that sent me around to ARIES (March 21 - April 19) You will find domestic problems tend to irritate and frustrate you today more than usual. Don't make it rough on others. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) Your attitude toward your work and co-workers at the present leaves much to be desired. Harsh words don't help. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Be very careful with your possessions, else you might lose or have something that you prize taken from you. CANCER (June 21 - July 22) You're apt to make everything you do today a much more difficult task than it really is. Try to be less demanding of others. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) Be flexible or else you're likely to take a position on something that will back you into a corner. You'll have a tough time getting out of it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) This is not a day when you will willingly share with one you're closely associated with. A problem over finances is likely. LIBRA (Sept. 23. - Oct. 23) Be extremely tactful as to how you use your authority today. If you're dictatorial you can expect negative results. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Your plans are likely to be thwarted today by conditions you have little control over. Jousting with windmills won't help. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Be on guard or you could be drawn into another's problems and wind up dipping deeply into your purse. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) An important association requires diplomatic handling at this time. It's precarious and could easily be tipped off balance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 19) Pace yourself where your work is concerned. Do as much as you can competently, but don't let your deadlines become tyrants. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Your fondness for good things of life may lead to your undoing. Overindulgence is a definite no-no today. Your Birthday June 20,1974 A great amount of personal emphasis this year will be devoted to improving your position materially. Be sure to balance your life with other interests as well. Family Picnics Held in Auburn AUBURN — A group of relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Karsten were entertained at a family dinner at their home Sunday. Guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Merle Karstens and family of Oakland, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Duane Karsten and family of Yankton.S.D. Several members of the family of Mr. and Mrs. John Daiker picnicked Sunday at Grant Park for the birthday of John Daiker and father's day. Mr. Daiker received gifts. Guests were from Malaca, Minn., Manson, Lohrville, Rinard and Auburn. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilbert of Huxley, Kathy Zaharis of Des Moines were Sunday supper guests of Mrs. C. E. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Orr of Council Bluffs visited their cousin, Minnie Orr, Sunday. organize musical shows for Lion's Clubs and PTA's. And all the time I was in those little country towns I'd dream of New York and think about how I'd get there. I came up with the idea for her (Minnie Pearl) during those shows." Almost in spite of Sarah Cannon, Minnie Pearl appeared during those shows and found her way to Nashville's Opry. "I'm totally in love now with country music and those crazy Biesch Family Host 2 Guests WALL LAKE - Friday afternoon callers in the Bob Biesch home were Helen Jean and Vickie Kruetzer of Evans, Colo. Greg and Camille Coil of Grand Rapids, Mich., returned with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coil of Fremont, Neb. to spend their vacation in the Bert R. Gerdes and Coil homes and with other relatives in the area. Mr. and Mrs. Bert R. Gerdes, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bielema and family and Mrs. Minnie Bielema were Father's Day dinner and supper guests in the Rinald Gerdes home at Aplington. They attended a bridal shower that afternoon for Nancy Bielema. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dreessen spent Thursday and Friday at Okoboji with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dreessen and family. Nancy Bielema was honored at a bridal shower Wednesday evening at the Farm Kitchen Cafe in Odebolt. characters at the Opry I've been working with for 35 years now. And I love my audiences, no matter where they are. And I think they love Minnie." It's jarring to hear her refer to Minnie Pearl as "she." For most of her fans, it is Minnie who is real. They don't know Sarah Cannon. Her conversation and voice, however, fluctuate between culture and the country. Both people talk from the same body. Both can be light and serious. But whether it's Sarah Cannon or Minnie Pearl speaking, there is compassion and sincerity, wisdom. Sarah Cannon's feelings about the world are simply Minnie Pearl's without naivete. "So Sarah and Minnie are becoming interchangable personalities. We didn't used to be though," she said thoughtfully. "I can just slip into her when I want to. 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