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(jglesburg Register-Mail; Galesburg, III. Saturday; June Author Jacqueline Susann Disappointed in Film Versions By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Jacqueline Susann has written three novels. All throe reached No. 1 status on the best-seller lists. Entertainment World The trio of sex-oriented books have all been sold to the movies where the celluloid versions of her stories have been received loss enthusiastically. First "Valley of the Dolls" and then "The Love Machine" disappointed the author on the screen. She wept after seeing "Valley of the Dolls" at Its premiere. To insure she doesn't strike out a third time in movies, Jackie will have a voice in casting "Once Is Not Enough." Her husband and partner, Irving Mansfield, will be executive producer of the film which will be made by Paramount. "I'm not interested in writing the screenplay," the former actress said. "But I would like to see the picture follow the story and characters as I wrote them." Jackie, suffering from asthma, has recovered from a long bout with illness and is busy traveling around the country and abroad Selling the now book, a post-writing activity she and Irving have honed to a fine art. Even the book's dust jacket is selected carefully for television. ( Why, the brunette beauty was asked, have women novelists, writing about sex, surpassed their male counterparts in the spicy book category? "Women write emotionally," she said quickly. "Men write graphically. They get into the technical aspects of sex which women don't find that exciting or interesting. "Women write about feelings in the sex act. Even in homosexual passages—male or female—the woman writer can put down her thoughts without making them pornographic or too specific." Has Jackie got her own formula for explicit sex scenes in her boats'? "One thing I try to do is avoid the use of four letter words early in my novels," she said. "If you use them too frequently or too soon they lose their shock value whan you need them to make a point. "In the past 15 years authors have had complete freedom of choice of words. As a female author I'm delighted. Women are more aware and concerned with love than they arc with sex. I've been criticized for writing from a feminine point of view in 'Valley of the Dolls.' "I did it purposely. I know more about women and their emotions. In 'The Love Ma chine' I made a man the protagonist. In the new book T use both men and women equally." Jackie does something else. She deals with spiritual and mental incest which is somewhat uncommon even in today's books. If Jackie and Irving excel at promoting and selling the novel as they have in the past, more millions will flow in. Jackie has GALVA MRS. SUSAN TIEPNEH CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 24 NE Third St. Phone 932-2725 Henry County Fair Pageant Registration Is Under Way GALVA - The Henry County Fair queen pageant is well under way with many entrants al Johnny Russell: He's Biggest in the Business By MICHAEL WILLARD NASHVILLE, Tcnn. (UPI) Sunflower County, Mississippi's finest products: Fluffy cotton, delta juice, football hero Archie Manning and perhaps even the fat man himself, Johnny Russell. Country Music The trouble with Johnny is he doesn't look like whait people call him, a country music star. He doesn't have the lean, sad face of a Hank Williams, or the grim, mountain-of-moraflity pro- fib of Johnny Cash. His smile is hidden behind— Jimmie Rodgers forbid — a pointed black beard and his hair crawls over his shirt collar. He doesn't drink whisky •and his big vice is thiree lumps of sugar in iced tea. But to thic lady standing at the Wool worth's counter during Fan Fair Week in this city recently, he's "The' one and only, RCA recording artist, Johnny Russell." I don't care about being a real big singing star. I just want people to say 'We're glad we came to hear the fat boy,' " fchie 300-pound entertainer said after destroying., two ears of corn and a heaping plate of rice and beef at a local restaurant. "Besides, I'm probably the biggest in the business anyway," he , said, rubbing his tummy. More ton a decade ago, Russell came to this country music mecca to make his fortune. "I didn't know you v/cren't supposed to go see Chct Atkins right off," he said of the guitarisit who has discovered such talent as trumpetccr Al Hirt and sleepy crooner Perry Como. "He told me to wait a while and he would put me on the RCA label. Well, that was in 1959. I went back in 1971 and said, 'Don't you think I've waited long enough?' " In the meantime, however, Russefll had made enough money by writing songs to introduce himself to the Internal Revenue Service. Atkins got the late Jim Reeves to record one song. "In A Mansion Stands My Love" might not stand out in the mind of the most avid country fan but it was the flip side of Reeves' biggest hit, "He'll Have To Go." Sold Six Million And then there was this song a group of boys from Liverpool cut. Russell's "Act Naturally" made the typewriter a moneylrcady registered, according to machine. ja spokesman for the Kewancc jStar-Couricr, which sponsors the annual event. Qualifications include having never been married, and being between the ages of 1.6 by July 1, 1973, and 22 by Jan. 19, .1974. Entrants must agree to appear v/as on the flip side of the Beatles' smash, "Yesterday," which sold six million copies. These days, Russell is concentrating on his own singing, and mostly leaving the writing to others. His recent release, "Catfish John" got a lot of air play and made an impression on the charts. His next attempt is a commercial journey into nostalgia land called "Red Necks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer." r BUSHNELL MRS. JAY CLEMENS CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 560 W. Hurst St. Phone 772-2240 Rebekah Lodge's Members Honor Past Nobles, Friends BUSHNELL - Past Noble Grand and Friends Night was observed when Victor Rebekah Lodge mat Thursday^ night at the IOOF Hall. Linda Weber presented 12 past noble grands, including Mrs. Elsie Barker, Macomb, with a gift. Miss Weber, state president of the Theta Rho Club, will be honored by the Lewistown Rebekah Lodge July 13. It wa sannounced that Mrs. Norma Jean Pigg will host a staff party for the Bushnell lodge June 26 at 7 p.m. All honorary members and men who help with degree work are invited. Initiation of new officers is scheduled for July 5. Mrs. Naonii Adamson gave the invocation when the Presbyterian Women's League met Wednesday at the church for a breakfast. Hostesses were Mrs. Fairy Norcross, Mrs. Iva Wolf, Mrs. Beulah Cowpert'h- watte, Mrs. Edna Kilborne and Mrs. Kathy Stinson. Boy Dies BELLEVILLE, III. (UPI) Four-year-old Richard Woodcock died Thursday after being struck by a car, police said. Mrs. Vera Sperry conducted the business meeting, during which Mrs. Merlyn Heagy and Mrs. Kathryn Acklen dedicated sewing. Mrs. Elsie Walton read the prayer for the day. Mrs. Harriett Bricker report' ed on a bus trip to Kemmerer Village. Plans were made for a birthday party and salad supper Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Beatrice Holland was guest of honor at a dinner last Wednesday at Macomb hosted by Bushnell-Prairie City school personnel. Mrs. Holland, who retired recently as secretary at East Elementary School, was presented a gift certificate. Attending were Mrs. Hiidur Endres, Mrs. Betty Haymaker, Mrs. Shirley Myers, Mrs. Donna Z'egler, Mrs. Eileen Niestradt, Mrs. Elaine Derry, Mrs. Donna Tracey and Mrs. Naomi Mc Cancc, all of Bushnell; Mrs Ann Olson, Avon, and Mrs. Evelyn Hughbanks, Prairie City. Mrs. Merlyn Hoagy was a guest. Guests last week at the home of Miss Wilda Singleton were Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stowers and A'ana, Lakeland, Fla. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CORNER OF CHERRY AND TOMPKINS (AN AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCH) 8 AM Worship 10 AM 'STONING THE PROPHETS" "WHO ARE THE PREACHERS?" 9 AM Vacation Church School Program CRESTON S. KLINGMAN—MINISTER OF MUSIC CARLTON G. CKRISTEN.SON—JAMES E. MILLER MINISTERS "THE BAPTIST HOUR" RADIO u 'AIK 11 A.M. r KIDDIE DAY ALL KIDS EAT FOR'ONLY When Ordering From Kiddie Menu and Accompanied By An Adult SUNDAYS ONLY Don't Forget to Register for Angelo's Birthday Club. ANGELO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT *°*es 1824 N. Henderson St. Ph. 343-0213 11 AM - 1 AM I I I I I I I I I I I B I OUT OUR WAY-By J. R. Williams &D AHEAP, YOU'VE WASHED AND LATHERED MY FACE-START SHAVIW7 JUSTA MIMUTE --1 DIPM'TMlMPA LITTLE TITTERIMG FROM THE AUDIEMCE DURING THE PRELIMIWARIES--BUTTHIS RAZOR MAKES ME NERVOUS, AND I CAN DO WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS DURINO THE MAIW EVEWTAj -"^ALI_ RIOHT, YOU TWO- CLOSE THE DOOR AND uiiiHimn HEROES ABE MADE-WOT BORM ! f»JJ (.« NIN I...TU t,,, UJ fxl f)U In The Armed Forces Four Face Kidnap Charges For Taking Tot From Home ROBINSON, 111. (UPI) Charges of kidnaping were filed against four persons in Terre Haute, Ind., Friday in connection with the alleged abduction of 5-year-old Sarah Georgeanne Bays from her grandmother's home near Flat Rock, 111., authorities said. Crawford County State's Attorney Robert W. Whitmer said extradition papers were being prepared for the four, three of whom he described as relatives of the girl. Sarah was returned unharmed early Friday to police in Marshall, 111., by an unidentified man who fled afterwards. From there, she was brought to the Crawford County courthouse at Robinson, where she was met by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl, I William Bays. Wcathervane One of the earliest weather- vanes invented looked exactly like today's airport windsock. It was a fixture of the first primitive golf courses in Scotland, when golf balls were stuffed with feathers and a golfer had to keep one eye on thej ball and one eye on the wind- 1 sock. The Bays were divorced early March, and when Sarah's father refused to give up cus tody, the girl was sent by court order to her grandmother, Mrs. Fred Highsmith. Authorities said those arrest ed were Robert McCallister, West Terre Haute, Ind.; Jack Jeffers, West Terre Haute; Mrs Ruth Bays, Alton, 111., and Mrs Bonnie Crum, Marshall. Jeffers was identified as the child's uncle, Mrs. Bays as her grandmother and Mrs. Crum as her aunt. Mrs. Highsmith told deputies two men came to her' home Thursday night. She said that one of them held her while the other took the girl. All three then drove off. Moose Lodge STAG Wed., June 27 6:30 RIB EYE r%50 STEAK ;! authorities said. He was honor'•) ed in ceremonies at Korat Roy' al Thai AFB, Thailand, where he sarves with a unit of the Pacific Air Forces. Conkright Hanson Air Force Capt. Terry L. Conkright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Conkright, 1392 N. Cedar St., has received the Dis tiniguished Flying Cross for aerial achievement in Southeast Asia. He earned the medal as an EB-66 navigator on a mission during which he provided electronic countermeasure and warning support for strike aircraft attacking vital targets in enemy territory in Ju'.y 1972, Marine Lance CpT. Jon A. Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Dale Hanson, of near Galesburg, was named Marine of the Montih recently while serving al tine Marine barracks, Rota, Spain. Pfc. Mark F. Libby, son of Mrs. Betty J. Libby, 877 E. Grove St., has completed the Marine Corps' Institute correspondence course at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Deciding Vote Sen. Edmund G. Ross of Kansas cast the deciding vote clearing President Andrew Johnson of impeachment charges, 1863. Kei lli sJ) ii rg Lions Officers Installed KBI.THSBURG — Dennis Fullerton was installed as president of the Keithsburg Lions Club at a meeting June 19. Other now officers are Gary Shaw, first vice president; Ronald Fuliler- ton, second vice president; Herb Hodges, secretary; Curtis Fullerton, trcaisurer; Neal Seaton, tail twister, and Clyde Coo/per, Lion tamer. The club donated $100 to the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, which tested 81 persons here June 13 for glaucoma. All testa were negative. Lester Callahan, a member of the Keifcheburg club, will become governor-elect of Lions District 1-H, which includes 56 clubs. He will attend the Lions International convention at Miami beginning June 27. in the Miss Illinois County Fair contest in January 1074 and to abide by the judges' decision in the event she is chosen from Henry County. She must also agree to appear in a bathing suit at the Henry County Fair and the stale competition, should she be chosen. Pageant activities will include an appearance at Northeast Park at Kewancc and at the Kewancc. High School Band ice cream social July 15. These appearances will be carried over Kewancc cable television. On July 17, contestants will appear at the Gcncsco Park at a benefit ice cream social sponsored by the Gencsco High School Band. There will be grooming sessions July 18-19 to give entrants contest pointers. Contestants will appear In preliminaries July 24 at Andris Waunee Farm Restaurant. Rehearsal will be held July 24 in the evening at the fairgrounds. Finals will be held before the grandstand at the fairgrounds July 25 at 7 p.m. The contest will be moved to Cambridge Community Hall in case of rain. Miss Ilcen Heck, 1972 Henry County queen, and Miss Pat Stach, 1971 queen, will meet with the girls during the grooming sessions. Entries are now being taken at the Kewanee Star-Courier office. Found 'Impolite' BRIGHTON, England (UPI) — When bricklayer Stephen' Harisch's neighibors played their record player too loud, he knocked on their door, politely said "good evening," then smashed the offending machine. Ha r nisoh told the judge his neighbors were kmpolite to play the phonograph so loudly. The judge said he was impolite for smashing it and fined him $40. KNOTTY PINE TAP Watoga, III. CLOSED ON SUNDAYS warn SHOWS At 2 P.M. Disney Fun For Young and Old Bring the Whole Family DON'T MISS THIS! THUR.-FRI.-SAT.-SUN. BURGER (Good Thru June 24th) 2100 E. Main St. Ph. 343- 1009

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