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December 11, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1953 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.1 COURIER NEW? Danny Thomas Show Born Out of Desire For Normal Home Life By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Mrs. Danny Thomas had a prayer. It was to have her husband stay at home now and then. The trouble was his Hue of work. He describes himself as a saloon entertainer. Financially this was no trouble. Danny could earn as much as $15,000 playing some of the plushier saloons. But money isn't everything, Mrs. Thomas reasoned. "We don't need all thai money," she would tell hoi- husband. "Why don't you get a job in a shirt factory. At lenst the children and I would get a chance to see you every night and on the weekends." "But honey, the money," he'd protest. "I'd rattier have you at home," she would reply. This went on for .years. Danny would be home a few months. The rest of the year he'd be towing- the country making' night club audiences laugh and cry and applaud. Three times he almost got out. First was in radio. He was named the promising new comedian of the year in 1945. He looked for- j ward to a happy home life. Suddenly he was dropped by the sponsor. Back to the clubs. Then came movies. MGM signed him at a fabulous salary, then put him, a comedian, into two dull character roles. He was offered $150,000 to stay under contract, but he refused. Nor die! his film career get off the ground after his hit with Betty GraWe and Dan Dailey j in "Call Me Mister." Again the J niteries. 3rd Retreat Danny then tried TV. But the new medium gobbled up the material he had spent years collecting and left him doing things be wasn't Suited for. He left TV with the comment "It stinks." He was on what he calls his "third retreat to the saloons" when the revitalized ABC network came to him with a deal. He was to sign for two whole years without options, even if a sponsor couldn't be found. Danny signed, When the creative minds assembled to work out a format, he addressed them: "Gentlemen, the late of iny family Is in your hands. If this show fails, I will never do j TV again. That means I will spend I the rest of my life touring the country most of the year and spending a few ^catiered weeks with my wife and kids." The producer, Louis Edelman, snapped his fingers. "That's it!" he exclaimed. "That's the format!" And that's how the Danny Thomas .show, Make Room for Daddy, was bam. The show is now catching on nicely. After a naturally slow start —TV audiences take months to build—the show is now drawing an estimated 40 million viewers every Tuesday night. Dimnys biggest thrill came last week when he won (he Sylvania Award for the best comedy series on TV. But his great satisfaction is in being able to come home every night to his family, which includes Margaret, 16, Theresa, II, and Tony, 5. "My prayers have been answered,'' says Mrs. Thomas. Webb Denies Wedding Rumor HOLLYWOOD (/Pi—Jack Webb, star director and owner of television's Dragnet, denies reports lie will marry actress Dorothy Towne, and adds, "I'm not marrying anybody. I'm married to my work." Reports emanating from New York City had Webb. 33. marrying ( the 24-year-old blond actress as soon ' as his divorce from actress Julie London, 28, becomes final. PAGE THREB PLAN CONFERENCE — Shown above is the committee which made plans for the elementary education conference to be held at .Wardell Monday night. They are (seated, left to right! John Pnte, elementary school principal at Steele and president of the Pemiscot County chapter of the Association for Childhood Education; Mrs. Gladys Dye, teacher at Hayti; Mrs. Eve Jean Avra, Elementary Education Meeting To Be Held Monday at Wardell teacher at Peering; and Mrs. Vernice Brooks, teacher at Hayti: (standing) Raymond D. Guih- rie, elementary principal at Wardell; Floyd Mathis, elementary principal at Hayti; Lyman Dillard, Wardell superintendent; Floyd E. Hamlett of Caruthersville, county superintendent; and Tom Mock, Caruthersville High School counselor. Bible Salesmen Arrested MEMPHIS, Tenn. Wl—Two door- to-door Bible salesmen were arrested here and charged a $9 holdup-robbery at knifepoint. A conference on elementary education for educators of Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee will be conducted at Wardell, Mo., at 1:30 p. m. Monday in the Wardell High School gymnasium. Principal speaker will be Raymond A. Roberts of Jefferson City, Mo., director of supervision and elementary curriculum of Missouri's State Education Department. He will lead the group in a study of the new "Guide for Elementary Education" compiled by 150 educators during the past two years. Approximately 300 .teachers and school officials are expected to attend, including representatives of the elementary education departments of Southeast Missouri State Teachers College at Cape Girardeau, Arkansas State College and Memphis State College. On his arrival Monday morning, Mr. Roberts will attend a luncheon meeting of school officials at 11:30 at, the Top Hat Cafe in Caruthersville. After this luncheon, he will attend a conference of Negro elementary teachers of Pemiscot County at Central High School in Hayti and also will attend the Wardell Rotary Club meeting at 6 p. m. Susan Hayward Risks Injury To Save Lad URUAPAN, Mexico i7r<i—Holly- wood film star Susan Hayward risked possible serious injury yesterday to save a young Indian boy from sliding over a 20 - foot ledge during a henvy rain. Miss Hayward sprained an ankle during the rescue. The company was filming scenes of the edge of Mexico's extinct volcano Paracuting for "The Garden of Evil'' when a 7-year-old Indian boy slipped and fell about five feet from the lava ledge. Miss Hayward. standing nearby, jumped to grab him. and saved him from falling nother 15 feet. Fourth Child Of Hymn-Singing Killer Dies Father Says, 'God Told M« to Kill' To Save Them STEUBENVTLLE, Ohio I/Pi — Only one of five small children whose 'ather beat them with a crowbar to save them from the tortures ind torments of the devil" was still alive today. Ohio Valley Hospital doctors and nurses watched anxiously today over 5-year-old Doran Holt, hoping an hour-long operation yesterday would save his life. Last night his 4-year-old sister Susan died — more than 24 hours after her lather. Prank Holt, 34, an unemployed minqv, hud killed her little brothers — Tracy, 1, Sidney, 2, and Sanford. 6. .Still Sines Holt sal in his jail cell singing hymns, occasionally waving his arms to their rhythm, while doctors operated on Doran. He said his sluu^luer of the youngsters was because "God told me to kill them to save them from the tortures and torments of the devil." He said he did it to "open the gales of heaven" for them. Hospital Supt. Harold Springer said the operation on Doran showed "some brain damage" and a "ter-, rifle amount" of damage to the. skull. I-Iis condition is critical. Little Susan was too badly injured to undergo a similar emergency operation. The father, who deputies said .struck the children in the heads with a 30-inch crowbar then stomped on them, will be sent to Lima State Hospital for a mental examination If Common Pleas Court grants a request by Prosecutor Bernard T. McCann. 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