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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 17

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, June 2, 1951
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XT'- GIs Trade Fire; With Reds The Lyons Den By LEONARD LYONS 77 Saturday Morning. June 2, 1951 Pittsburghesque By CHARLES F. DANVEB Charlie Danver On the Beach ADMIRAL BEN 3IOREELL will have to get along in the steamboat race today without the services of this deckhand. I'm getting too old for that sort of work. Last year I helped him out on the Titan and it was two days before I recovered from the effort. For hours I gave my all for victory taking in the fresh and sunshine, listening to the music, chatting with the lovely ladies and dropping into the. saloon for another turkey sandwich to renew my energy. It was just too much. Especially the fresh air. - I'm sony I can't work for the admiral again to day, but I have my health to consider. After all these years I guess my steamboat racing days are over. It's too rugged. I can't take it. Gag Bill Keaney, the cafe owner who each year gives out "passes" to the Allegheny County Fre Fair, has been handing out -tickets for the steamboat race. They entitle the bearer to -Standing Room of Choice River Bank or Smlthfield Street Bridge." . Boy Grew Older The first baby born at Montefiore Hospital, a boy, arrived on July 22, 1929. He was named Ronald Montefiore Anatole. The late Leo Lehman, then chairman of the hospital board, celebrated the event by writing a check for $100 for the baby. Tomorrow Ronald Montefiore Anatole will receive his diploma at the graduation exercises of Duquesne University, one of the top 10 in his class. Long Lat One of Mt. Oliver's best known businessmen is retiring today. He's Henry Gensler, manager of a shoe store there for 21 years. Mr. Gensler will be 75 In August and has earned a rest. He's been selling shoes on the Southside and in Mt. Oliver for 61 years! Fragments Chuck Thomas, former Pitt guard now In the navy at Great Lakes Training Station, and his bride, the former Marjorie Dangott of Dormont, are honeymooning in Virginia. . . . They'll make their home in Chicago. ... Ed Schwerin, the tailor, rates 71 candles on his birthday cake today. . . . That music Entertainer Barry Parks lost a while back was found by Band Leader Joe Leonard, who couldn't return it right away because he had to go to the Montefiore Hospital for surgery... The doc removed a needle which had been in-his left foot for years. . . . Tipstaff Charles' Reitzel and his wife celebrated their forty-sixth wedding anniversary yesterday. . . . Viewpoint During a recent day of many household chores, Mrs. Art Pallan, wife of the popular disc jockey, said fo nobody in particular, I wish I had 10 hands." And little Andrea, P. who happened to be within hearing, commented, "Oh, that would be too many to wash!" .. - jr a T"x .v mi (J 11 it " in x -.. 0 1 K''J Jx FRONT- 2.1 States Third Division recon-r: naissance platoon take cover behind a protecting tank as they fire at Chinese Comrnu- nists. Yesterday the battle field was turned Into a quagmire as rain continued to fall. n V A r lit At It VI. fT7 O Two Korean youngsters from the Al- " lied orphanage in Tusan find one pair of cowboy boots enough for both. One youngster lost his left leg, the other his right. They were in a shipment from the U. S. in It V I 1 - CTJfICCfjy Actress Mary Martin cuts the hair OCJC.Ll!OOi7--- 0f Martha Wright, who becomes her successor in the role of Ensign Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific. Mary will resume- the role In London next fall. 'POP' Stevens Anthony Carey Is only rwo months old, but he appar ently regards his father with considerable awe. Maybe It's because his daddy, MacDon- aid Carey, is a movie star. The occasion was Stevens first picture. Also on hand was the baby's mother, the former Betty Heckscher. They have two other children, both girls. Take My Word for It By FRANK COLBY LOUISVILLE: Your readers may be Interested in knowing that the adjective "shifty," as used by the East Tennessee mountaineer, is a complimentary term. In the hills of the old Volunteer State, a shifty man is a clever, resourceful, ingenious individual he has the capacity to shift for himself. H. S. Answer: And that was the original meaning of "shifty." Many such words, pronunciations, and usages of Elizabethan English are preserved in the language of the hill people. Much of what we carelessly term "hillbilly talk" is actually the popular English of Shakespeare's day. Fort Wayne: A magazine article which I read some time ago was titled: "Hitler Legend Comes a Cropper." It doesn't make sense to me. Shouldn't it be, "Becomes a Cropper"? L. D. Answer: To "come a cropper" is a British expression meaning to fall head-long, as from a horse; hence, to fail disastrously In any undertaking. Since the expression is little known in this country. I should advise against it for the reason that in American; text it is likely to be regarded as a stuff ed-shirtism. Pasadena: Should one say "ice tea" or "Iced tea"? I find neither in my dictionary. B. A. Answer: The customary spelling is "iced tea." But, in speaking, we all drop the "d" and call the drink "ice tea." And. since tie dictionaries recognize "ice cream." and "ice water" as best usage (instead of "iced cream" and "iced water"), I see no reason why the heavens should fall if we should spell the drink as we pronounce it "ice tea." 1 1 ' I -X. , . V.' V C-'Qli f AvXiir "PF ATCi Hundreds of Pittsburghers yester-irrilYO day mornlnjr heard Rear Admiral C. !. Brown spak at Kaufmann's Peaks of Progress breakfast. Robert Mazur, 321 Saline Street, was awarded the Kaufman n-Ben G. Graham scholarship. Left picture: Oliver M. Kaufmann talking to Mazur, center, while high school contest winners, Kenneth Hlxenbaugh, Suzanne O'Brien and Theresa Ferlan, left to right, look - on. In the right picture are Admiral Brown, seated with Morton J. 3Iay, head of The May Company. Edgar J. Kaufmann and I. D. Wolf, two Kaufmann executives, are standing. A-'frNM. x ;.. a' " s!r- . xt-,w Leonard Lyons NEW YORK The authors of "Red Channels" will sever their partnership and go their separate ways. . . . L. B. Mayer turned down the offer from Howard Hughes. He will make no move until September, but hasn't decided in which direction it will be. He is sure only that he'll remain in the movie business. ... Mrs. Dick Rodgers, who was hospitalized last week, was cheered by receiving a letter from the President. . . . The day before Margaret Truman sailed, she posed for photographer Anthony Beauchamp. ... Chalked on the West End Avenue sidewalk in front of P.S. 9 Mon day was, "Kathie Loves Arthur MacArthur." In "Call Me Madam Ethel Merman says, "Vm so happy I should be investigated. Last week, when she was introduced to Senator Kefauver, he said to her, "Madame, may I Investigate you? ... Fred Saidy, co-author of "Flahooley, told his comic, Irwin Corey, The trouble with you is that you're an egomaniac. Irwin replied, "Only as far as I'm concerned, though. . . . Dimitri MItropoulos, of the New York Philharmonic, has only one pupil, James, Dixon, now at the University of Iowa. Mitroptmlos "advises other musicians in whose careers he is Interested, but warns them, "Advice can never be a substitute for experience.' Jean Dalrymple, the producer, had Franchot Tone and Barbara Peyton' as her weekend guests in the country. During the drive back to New York Sunday night a motorcycle cop suddenly drove alongside, finally ordered the car to stop and Tone stepped out to try to explain. "Oh, no ticket," said the cop, getting his pen and book ready. "It's just that I recognized you, Mr. Tone. My wife is a fan of yours, and I'd like your autograph' for her." ... When Nanette Fabray, star of "Make a Wish, was In California she watched a golf match between Bob Hope and Blng Crosby. The men were alL even when they reached the eighteenth tee. They were all even too when they reached the green. Hope, whose ball was 20 feet from the cup, lined up the shot and asked the caddy, "Was the grass cut this morning?" . . . "Yes. sir, said the caddy. Hope nodded confidently to Crosby, then putted and missed. ... Crosby line up his shot, studied the grass, and asked the caddy, "What time this morning?" ,xjfci Nanette Fabray On Broadway By DOROTHY KILG ALLEN Jottings in Pencil NEW YORK The Cornel Wilde-Jean Wallace idyll grows more serious with every date. . . . Broadwayites will be calling for corn pone and hard cider before long. The hillbilly fad is due to hit the Main Stem hard this summer, with four mountain music spots slated to open in the niidtown sector. (Myrtle, call me a plane!) Item to curl Emily Post's hair; June Home has been going out with her ex-husband, Jackie Cooper, but she takes along her current fiance, Buddy Rudolph, as rhanerone. ... Life is full of problems for every- Kilgallen body: A Loew's theater in Harlem, featuring a stage show that started "The Great Dag-mar," had a terrible time quieting the audience when Dagmar turned out to be a magician and not the TV blonde. While she's in Europe, Margaret Truman will mull the offer to make her film debut in "Song of Norway." ... A big name movie star who visited New York recently hasn't been able to forget the leading man in a Broadway hit. She calls him on the long distance phone several times a week, just to hear That Voice. ' The latest "inside" on All Khan's whereabouts is colorful, if true. He's supposed to be doing penance in a Moslem mosque, to which ne was ordered by his father after the embarrassing publicity broke. Additional scintillating details: he walks around barefoot and his duties Include washing bottles for the Moslem priests. Jack Benny didn't shed any tears when Vic Damone joined the Army. He dis- armmvpH nf Hanrhtpr Joanie's crush on the Aly Khan crooner. ... Mimi Benzell has a stunning Hollywood deal coming up. . . . Ronson is dropping "Twenty Questions" after five years to sponsor a new Peter Lind Hayes-Mary Healy show. ... Along Sunset Boulevard they say the Paul Douglas-Darryl Zanuck divorce happened as a result of some party dialogue. Too many martinis inspired Paul to tell the producer exactly what he thought, and shortly thereafter he was freelancing. 1 1 i

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