The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 24, 1953
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1953 BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.5' OOUKIEB NEWS PACK rmi Gene Kelly Making 'Silent' Picture- Nothing But Dancing By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Gene Kelly, Pittsburgh's gift to the dance, is finishing up a picture with all dancing and no dialogue and scoffs at the idea that it's strictly for art lovers. Kelly is a whirlwind creator. He is now acting and dreaming up the dances for "Brigadoon," which Vin- 4 cente Minnelli is directing. He is also working with the MOM cartoon department to finish up "Sinbad the Sailor," the last sequence in his talkless movie, "Invitation to the Dance." The gossips have printed that MOM was concerned about "Imi tation," fearing that it might have ja limited audience. Gene'spiked such reports. "Some people say the picture will appeal only to ballet lovers." he remarked. "I say that's a lot of nonsense. I think it will have great popular appeal. Anybody who likes to see dancing should go for it. "I think it has a better chance of making money than the general run of pictures out of Hollywood. Most of them are pretty darned awful. "I've always held that you shouldn't underestimate the intelligence of the movie audience. That's where Hollywood has made a mistake. I remember how everybody thought we were nuts to put that big ballet number in 'An American in Paris.' " "An American in Paris' 'was one of ihe most successful musicals ever made and won the Academy's best picture ward for 1951. The achievement whetted Gene's appd- tite for even more ambitious things. He proposed a full-length dance picture — not-iing else, just dancing. v_ Much to his surprise, the studio •fc, said. "Sure — go ahead." "Then I started getting cold feet." he admitted. "I began to think what would happen if it really flopped." So he settled for a movie of three different sequences. One of them is stark drama and caused a run-in with the censors. "It's quite a strong bill of goods," he explained. "In one of the scenes I'm walking down the street and a prostitute comes up in arms over to show scenes of murder and crime it. That's something I can't under- and guys getting t"-'"" '- - — "" stand. The censors appro 1 "I don't see why we can't have won . y nbmll how two seals in this country. That's; s i arids to me i n »• DYESS NEWS Mr>. J. K. JACOBS J. C. Langdon of Kankakee, IU., spent the week end here with friends The Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Peterson had as their guests their son, Sherman, of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex., and David Lee Ward of Salem, O., who is also stationed at Lackland. David left Sunday for his hom£ for a 15- day leave. They are both in Officers Training School. Melvin Floyd arrived home from Oxford, Miss., for the holidays with his parents. Lavcl Cox, Paul Prances and Jim- mle Smith came home from Senatobia, Miss., for the holidays. Miss Dorothy Johnston from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Miss Iva Lou Langdon of Harding College, Searcy, arrived home to spend the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderson have as their guest over the holidays, Miss Evelyn Anderson of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Rice and children shopped In Lepanto Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McCain had as their guests over the week end their son, Bill, and family and Mrs. Virginia Whitlock and daughter of Memphis. Miss Jackie Floyd of Hughes and Miss Nina Jean Peterson of Blythe- vllle were week end guests of the Rev and Mrs. W. W. Peterson. Jimmy Allen of Fort Bragg. N. C.. Jimmie Kimbrell and Wayne Lemons of Bryan, Tex., are spending the holidays in Dyess. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tyler, Sr,, were visited over the week end by their nephew Prank Tyler, Jr. Mrs. Ray D. Johnston left Sunday night for St. Louis to accompany her husband home from the Barnes Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Farley, have as their guests through the holidays their son, Lindbergh Farley of Memphis, and daughter, Mrs. Reece Brazil and family from Marked Tree and Mrs. Farley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Griffin, of Marked Tree, Mrs. D. L. Fincher of San Diego, Calif., now with her parent* »t 1C«1- scr, was the week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fincher. Mr. and Mr«. H. L. Fincher, Sr» and grandson, and Mr. and Mis. H. L. Fincher, Jr., and daughter, left Tuesday for Hope, Ark., to spend the holidays with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Qower left Friday for Logansport. Ind., to visit his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gower. Sr., after several days here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewy Cox before reporting to Greenville, S. C., Jan 12. • • « Miss Milda Brnsfield is returning from the hospital in Little Rock for the Christmas, holidays. She Is the daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Brasfield. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Womble and children left Sunday for Rockford, 111., to spend Ihe holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Dewy Cox and children leave Christmas eve for Delight. Ark., to spend Christmas with her parents, The Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Copelancl. Mrs. EiiRene Morgan left Sunday for Dallas. Tex., after a week visit : here, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. i Or! Lloyd. John Earner »n<! son of Michigan City, Ind., came for the holidays. Miss Pauline Williams of Searcy arrived Saturday to spend the holidays here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M..M. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cash and children of Memphis, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pickens, Jr., and children of El Dorado, Ark. Will spend the holidays here with their parents. * * ' Mr. and Mrs. D. Dalton and daughter of Hftytl, Mo., came Saturday to spend the holidays with re la- tivos. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones and sons, Charles and Dickey, left Saturday IQ visit with his mother, Mrs. \V. Jones. They will return Monday. Thirty 4-H Club members with their sponsor, Mrs. Richard Sholton, met at the home of Mrs. Ray Cash Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Turrentine of Fort Worth. Tex., will spend the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Troy StansburR. Mr. and Mrs. John Powell of Pontiac, Mich arrived Saturday lo .spend the holidays here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Powell Arkansas May Have Own Beer Soon LITTLE HOCK w_A new brewery firm holies to stnrt operating in PulRski County next month. Roger I.. Miirrcl, UUle Rock attorney and oaf. of six incorporators of the newly chin tercel Arkansas Brewery Corp., snicl the firm wants to produce a non-premium beer, using Arkansas rico. Mineral water from Hot Springs also may be used, he said. BH W. Collins, executive director of the Arkansas Beverage Control Board, snid Murri-l contacted him informally concerning a beer manufacturing permit. He ;>aid Muri'el did not fnrmully apply for n U- and Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Wood. The Rev. ami Mrs. M. J. Pollard and children. Marion and Ruth and Mavy Beth of Bono, will spend Christinas clay hero as quests of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Morlreiu. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jacobs and Miss Ada Anderson shopped in Osceola Thursday. Bob Williams lost his home and furnishings in a fire last Tuesday night. cense. Articles of Incorporation, filed earlier this week, listed authorized capital stock at $100,000. Strictly for the Birds BOSTON liPi — A Christmas tre« strictly for the birds will be decorated today on Boston Common. Among the trimmings will b« popcorn, cranberries, pine cones filled with peanut butter, grapefruit and orange halves. Boston Camp Fire Girls and Massachusetts Audubon Society members joined in the project. Read Courier News Classified Ads. "I'M TIRED"—A tiger-sized yavt/n tells everyone how tired this cute white kitten is. The young mouser has reason to be tired—alter lengthy posing tor the 1954 Cat Calendar in Cambridge. Mass. The man behind the camera was Walter Chandoha, one of the top cat photographers in the country. and others for adults only. "I don't believe in letting children see things that aren't good for them. There are certain pictures I won't let my daughter see. It's okay and guys getting beaten to a pulp. The censors approve that, but they won . y nbmll how close tne girl try. That's! stands to me in the street scene ." the way they do in Europe and they I get better pictures for adults. They' mark certain pictures for children' Higher Pr/Cej Hit Cup/C/ HARRISBURG, Pa. «1 — All that talk about higher prices is more than just talk. Take it from prospective bridegrooms in Pennsylvania — it even costs more to get married these days. Beginning the first of the year, a marriage license will cost $3.50. That's a half dollar more than the going rate. DOCTOR HONORED -Dr Joseph I. Greenwellj of New Haven, Ky., has been named "Family Doctor of 1953' by the American Medical Association, meeting in St. Louis, Mo The 80-year-old doctor, still active and alert, has been calling on patients in the area for some 53 years. -with ihe NEW G-E Automatic Blanket Deluxe/ Jimmie Edwards FURNITURE CO. 301 E. Main Phone 2487 1UECTRIC THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) TODAY & CHRISTMAS DAY December 24 & 25 BELLE OF NEW YORK With Fretl Aslaire & Vcra Ellen SATURDAY BORDER CITY RUSTLERS With Guy Madison SAT. MID-NIGHT GUERRILLA GIRL With ' Helmut Dantine SUN. & MON. DAVID t. »oit pi The Management and staff of our theatres wish to take this opportunity to extend to you our sincere season's greeting, wish you happiness and most of all wish you a very, very... RITZ, ROXY & STARVUE TODAY AND CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE RITZ ACKTO GODS me ROCK . HUDSON MMCtt HENDERSON STEVE COCHRAN A UNIVERSAUNTERNAriONAt PICTURE PARAMOUNT NEWS & SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS ANDTOSTARTTHE NEW YEAR "TORCH SONG'' in technicolor with Joan Crawford & Michael Wilding "HERE COME THE GIRLS" in technicolor with Bob II ne & Tony Martin "GIVE A GIRL A BREAK" in technicolor with Marge & Gower Champion "ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT" in technicolor wilh Robert Taylor & Ann Blyth "KISS ME KATE" in 3-Dimension (also technicolor) with Howard Keel Kalhcryn Grayson "L'ASY TO LOVE" in technicolor with Esther Williams & Van Johnson ., Cartoon & Shorts OX - Theatre - On West Main St. In Blythevilla Show Starts Weekdays 7'00 Sat. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen TODAY & CHRISTMAS DAY December 24 & 25 Continuous Showing Christmas Day from 1 : 45 Double Feature SATURDAY Double Feature Cartoon & "Zombie" Serial SAT. OWL SHOW 11:30 I 1 LI'S CARTOON SUN. & MON. Double Feature REFRIGERATORS FREEZERS WASHERS DRYERS RANGES AIR CONDITIONERS F I I 01 DA!R I PHONE 6096 HALSELL & WHITE FURNITURE CO. OPEN TIL 9 P.M. DAILY UNTIL CHRISTMAS f R I 6 I P A I R I MAIN & DIVISION

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