The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 26, 1954
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BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER KEWB WEDNESDAY, MAT H, UN Gay Paree Opens the Eyes Of Adventuresome Russian By mOSETTE HARGROVE NEA Staff Correspondent PARK — (NBA) — Even today, Stephen Strogoff's eyes are wide With wonder. For this 28-year-old Russian!has come here to see the fr«« world for himself. His observations appear in a book entitled, "The Day of a Young Soviet" It wasn't the Russian way of life that led him to run the dangers of fleeing across Soviet borders. "I did not only chose liberty," h* said. "'I chose the world, travel and adventure." And the world outside Russia was full of pleasant surprises. Here are several 1 of his surprises, in his own words: 1. The bistro. How convenient, these bistros everywhere, often to all for a round of drinks after work. To take an apertif with friends, or sit behind a cup of coffee and read the newspaper is such a familar thing that a Parisian cannot conceive of a big town without cafes. Moscow is devoid of them. It is a city without any little cafe on the corner. 2. The bourgeois in person. And he turns out to be the owner of small hotel, or of the restaurant where I eat, or of the small shop where I buy things. The Soviet propaganda repre- "AH! PIGALLE . . ." is caption for this sketch from book by Strogoff who found Paris, happily, was never like Moscow . sents him as a fat man with a cigar stuck in his mouth, wearing a top hat and blood-stained hands. I had never imagined him so •asy-going or good-natured. 3. Entertainment. Pigalle, with its theaters, night clubs and women is unknown in Moscow. Even beauty queen competitions are never held in Russia. Night life in my native land .exists only in the factories which work 24 hours out of 24. And what a pity. There are a number of handsome girls in the Soviet Union and the title of Miss World could well be given to a Miss Moscow. 4. Dofs. Such a variety of breeds and how affectionate everyone is to his pets. In Moscow streets one never sees a dog or cat. 5. Jewelry. Even imitation jewelry, bracelets, wedding or engagement rings do not exist any more in Soviet Russia. Like women's hats, jewels have gone out of cir- culation. 0. Posters. They exist in Moscow but ill to congratulate the government and praise the party. Think of it. I counted 16 posters on a Parisian wall for different political candidates. But none of the public portraits show France's leaders. In Russia political chiefs stare at you in various sizes from house walls, factories, schools, universities and the front pages of newspapers. 7. News. Traffic accidents, .suicides, air and railway accidents, thefts, murders and mine disasters are State secrets at home. Reading the Moscow papers, one might conclude that these facts never occur because they are never reported. 8. Crises. How is .it that France can go for days on end without a government and nobody seems to Inside feature 1st add Gay Paree and last addd worry? And how is it that the transport and postal workers strike— put down their tools when they want to? •"BISTRO" owner doesn't look like this Russian version at all, Strogoff discovered. In Russia, an absentee worker .is severely penalized. In France the government calls in the army and police, but only to distribute the mail and collect the garbage. I cannot quite see the Red Army or Russian Secret police doing this. 9 Weekends. The Russian weekend means eight hours work, six days per week with a 30-mniute stop for meals. Workers go on the night shift one week out of three. But people there believe that social security, paid vacations and family allowances do not exist elsewhere because they are "the fruits of our revolution." 10. Home. A Russian five or six- room apartment (with one kitchen and perhaps a bathroom) is generally shared by four or five families. People live in attics in Paris but I in Moscow they fight to occup cellars. 11 Subway. The French metro inferior to Moscow's where peop do not have to read names of sta tions because each stop is a differen color of marble or granite, lightin or architecture. Besides, there ar no advertising posters at the sta tions. 12. Bread and Wine You can fin white bread in Paris. This luck fo a Russian who eats only black brea because it is cheaper. The Frenc also have champaigne. cogniac an Benedictine. I always thought thest drinks were specifically Bussian. Man Accused Of Getting Son 6, Drunk MILWAUKEE Wl — "It's too bad that in Wisconsin we don't have a whipping post. You would quali fy . . . " a judge told a man ac cused of getting his 6-year-old son drunk. Two police officers testified Mon day that Rollo S. Hanrahan. 48 gave his son, Tim. so much beer that the boy "passed out." His mother called a doctor, who notified police. Dist. Judge Frank E. Gregorsk placed Hanrahan on probation for six months on a charge of contribu ting to the delinquency of a minor The judge warned him that if he took a drink during that period he would be sentenced to six months in the house of correction. Weaver birds weave their nests from blades of grass and other vegetable fibers, using a fixed design. Cook ElGctfeoKjf! YOB ... join tho thousands of women who lot ME do thoir cooking Today's Eloctric Rango is COOL... CLEAN ... FAST ... FULLY AUTOMATIC. ALL YOU do is put your m«al m tho ovon ... sot tho controls... and forgot it. I toko •vor from thoro and, boliovo mo, I'm somo cook! Anothor wondtrful thing about Eloctric Cooking is III LOW COST... only a fow conts a doyl Now about lotting mo cook for YOU? Got your •baric Kongo TODAY. AUTOMATIC MIND tht RANG! Ark-Mo Power Co Donna Reed Proves Old Adage: Actress Must Be Bad to Be Good By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (A — Donna Reed is living proof of the adage that as an actress you've got to be bad to be good. It is now history that Miss Reed walked off with an Oscar for playing a shady lady in "Prom Here to Eternity." This was after playing nice girls for more Hollywood years (13) than she would like to recall. I paid a lunch call on Donna to find out what the Oscar has done for her and to her. She is back at her home lot, MGM, where she apprenticed eight years in Andy Hardy, Thin Man, Dr. Gillespie and other films before reaching stardom. She came back to the studio as a free-lancer, appearing with Liz Taylor, Van Johnson and Waiter Pidgeon in. "The Last Time I Saw Paris." "Th* role I play is not really a food girl," she remarked, "but she turps out to be all right in the end. No, it's nothing like 'From Here to Eternity.' That kind- of a part comes along only once in an actor's lifetime—if he's lucky." I asked how the Oscar has changed her professional life. She replied that more scripts are being submitted to her, and the roles are better. But she hasn't noticed any increase in films that would cast her as a bad woman. Fell Into Role "I guess people still can't get used to my playing such a role," she sighed. Donna admitted that she fell into the "Eternity" role somewhat by chance. When she first became acquainted with the part, she played her as a brunette in a test with Aldo Ray, who was trying out for the role Montgomery Clift eventually did. She never thought much about actually getting the part. Then she did another test. with Ray, this time as a blonde. Now she began to get enthused and jaade a pitch for the role with Columbia boss Harry Cohn. "Absolutely not," he replied. "We've signed Deborah Kerr for the other girl's part. That's one lady switching her type. We can't have another." But a day later she was assigned to do another test, again as a brunette. She convinced the brass and won the role. The picture did wonders for her career—"it was good for everybody connected with it." Oddly enough, she left her Columbia contract shortly before she won the Oscar. She is now busy on the freelance circuit. She was also set to play Jose Ferrer's wife in* the Sigmund Romberg biography, but had to cancel when Liz Taylor's illness stalled the "Paris" pic. She said she'll never again sign a term contract at a studio, althoirgh she has had handsome offers. After 13 years at studios. She cherished her independence. She wants to devote more time to her family. He Got Rid of the Bees MARYSVILLE, Calif, fffl — Clarence Santry tried to smoke out a swarm of bees from a tree near his front porch and accidentally set the tree on fire. The damage: a scorched tree and some bee-bitten firemen. Old Magazine Yields Cash WILMINGTON, N. C. UP — The battered old safe had been standing in a corner in police headquarters here for two weeks — part of the evidence in a robbery case. Inside had been found a few pe*- sonal papers and a detecvive story magazine. The robbers had taken the remainder of the contents. Officer J. S. Smith idly picked up the old magazine and began leafing through it. Out dropped $300 in bills —possibly a remnant of the $2,000 taken in the robbery. The magazine—Inside Detective. Insurance Men Fakes Claims to Provt Point DURHAM, N. C. Ufi — A Durham insurance agent was arrested and charged with hoodwinking his own company on faked insurance death claims of more than $1,500, Leon u. King, 39, explained why he staged the frameup. It was just "to disclose to the home office officials that it could be done." Chief source of radium in the Western Hemisphere is at the eastern end of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. Paper Carrier Gets Story OMAHA (Jf> - Carrier boy James Currie was surprised but not stumped when Mrs. Thelma Kisickl handed him a marriage certificate along with payment of her paper bill. It seemed she wanted an announcement of her marriage at Pa pillion, Neb., in the paper and took this way as the simplest one to get it. James brought it in along with his collections, and the Omaha World Herald made the announcement — with a story about how It happened. Read Courier News Classified Ads. for those who want the finest... custom-made a with new wonderful decorating Ixdutivt wMi «ur Fltxolum cvttom-bllndi «• |he extended top bar that holds driperiet, too, without extra fixtures ... lets you have lovely new window treatments! •Il-Ftoxalwm features: mar-proof tlumin slata, spring-tempered to hold their shape — plastic tapes, that wipe clean with a damp won't shrink, stretch, fade or fray . . . long wearing nylon cords. Complete selection of matching or eontfMttnf decorator colon. 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