The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 18, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 18, 1954
Page 7
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MONDAY, JAMUAHY 1$, 1»M PAQB IEYIN •f RICHARD KLEINER NBA SUfl Corrwpondent NBW YORK—(NBA)—At the moment, RCA-Victor'« Jo« Carlton Is probably, the most successful »x- ecutlve In the pop record field. As manager of BCA's pop division, he's just finished a tremendous year— he had much tp do with Perry Como's comeback, Eddie Fisher's surge, Eartha Kitt's getaway and the Ames Brothers' hits. Right now, he seems to have the golden touch. r.1 So hii thoughts on the record *T>usiness carry weight. Here are a lew assorted Carlton thoughts, garnered across the luncheon table: "There's » faster turnover In record stars today. That's because of the discovery complex — every disc jockey thinks he's Christopher Columbus. He wants to claim he's discovered a new star. So he plugs newscomers' records much more than the records of established stars. "We get maybe 600 applications a week from would-be singers. I look for three things in every applicant>-a distinctive sound, good experience and managing, and appearance, which is a must because record stars have to appear on TV these days. "For some reason, hit records last longer today than a few years ago. Look at 'You, You, You, and 'Vaya Con Dios.' They were up on top for months. It's harder for a record to get to the top now, and It's also harder for it to be dislodged once it's there. "There won't be any great reduction in the price of records. It costs less for a manufacturer to make a record now — it's down to about six cents—but the other costs keep going up. Artists' fees, union fees, the actual cost of a. recording , v session—they keep going up." 'ft That's Carlton, briefly. As for Carlton himself, he's a big, vibrant, fast-talking man, who loves and lives his job. His own description of his work: "It's fracturous, but delightful." * * * THE POPULAR SIDE: Frank O. Murray, a Metropolitan Opera chorus tenor, has recorded eight of his own compositions on an album he made himself. It's called "Sweet Love Songs." and the songs are light and pleasant. . . . Mel Allen will record a "Sports Memory Album" with descriptions of top World Series thrills. . . . RCA's "Show Biz" album, a re-creation of the Abel Green-Joe Laurie, Jr., book, has some fine moments, but is just too crammed with George Jessel. Laurie would have been a better selection for narrator. ON THE CLASSICS: A field day for nostalgia and good music is the RCA-Vlctor release of 25 extended play, 45-r.p.m. discs, recreating vocal masterpieces, Caruso is on seven of these—some alone, some in duets—and there are others featuring Gigli, McCormack, Bori. Galli-Curcl, Ponsele, Schipa and ^l Tibbett. . . . RCA-Victor has sign- ed Frite Reiner and the Chicago Symphony to a contract, and the first recordings will be made In March. DICK'S PICKS SUREFIRE: "Till Then" (The Hilltoppere. Dot). SLEEPER: "Ma Curly Headed Baby" {Felicia Sanders, Columbia-. And it's nice to have a lullaby for .a Sleeper. GOOD ONES: "Madcap" (Henri Rene, RCA); "Adi-Adia«Amigo" (Jo Stafford, Columbia); "Venus dl MHo" (Bob Manning, Capitol); "Shaker Heights Stomp " (Ralph Flanagan, RCA); "The Breeze and I" (Vic Damone. Mercury); "Jelly on My Head" (Jimmy Boyd, Columbia). POP ALBUMS: Three great ones from RCA—more of Eartha Kitt's delightful naughtiness on "That Bad Eartha" and more of Eddie Fisher's great tenor on "May I Sing to You" and the first album from the Ames Brothers. This last shows them, as a unit and singly, to be the finest quartet around today. CLASSICAL: Chopin's Preludes, Opus 28, (with which Chopin financed his rendezvous with novelist George Sand, on Majorca), played handsomely by Cor de Qroot (Epic); DTndy'f "Symphony on a French Mountain Air" and Saint-Saen's Piano Concerto No. 5 in P ("Egyptian") played by pianist aPbl- enne Jacquinot and the Westminster Symphony Orchestra (MGM). Women Take Orer SALEM, Ark. (IP) — Politicians looked on the city elections here as "just a formality"—until the votes were counted and they discovered a Republican grandmother was the new mayor. Mrs. W. E. Gishmiller headed a five-woman slate of candidates that took over City Hall after a successful white-in campaign. One of the aldermen—C. C. Short—was beaten by his mother, Mrs. Retle Short. A Three Days' Cough Is Your Danger Signal Creomulsion relieves promptly because it goes into the bronchial system to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial membranes. Guaranteed to please you or money refunded. Creomulsion has stood the test of millions of users. CREOMULSION relieves Coughs, Chttt C»ldt, Auuti A A YOU MAY BE ASKING THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS What is A. A.? What does the A. A. organization do—how does it operate? What kind of people are the A.A. Members? Why should I be invited to join? What does it cost me? That Word "ALCOHOLIC" First let us clear up the meaning of the word 'alcoholic' as we use the word here. The word alcoholic means anyone whose drink ing means misery, sickness, regret, despondency, lost opportunities, unhappy family relationships and grief and trouble in general. By 'alcoholic' we mean anyone whose body chemistry is Such that they are supersensitive to the effects of alcohol. An alcoholic is any one whose body chemistry makes moderate, social drinking impossible. Just as a hay fever victim is allergic to certain dusts and pollens— just as some people are allergic to certain foods— just as the skin of some people is allergic to contact with wool or nylon—THE ALCOHOLIC IS ALLERGIC TO ALCOHOL. It is not a question of moral depravity. The alcoholic is not an unregenerated scoundrel Tlit EkoMic has an al!ss-ft-y—somsthing the alcoholic *.nd <h« pnbKc in gencrsl does not recognize nor anderciawd until it is properly explained. ANY A. A. MEMBER WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. You can attend an A. A. meeting without fear of being embarrassed in any way. You will be welcome—and comfortable. The Door Is Open CONTINUED NEXT WEEK ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 873 — Blytheville, Arkansas Anyone Interested Invited to Our Meetings Open Meetings 8 p.m. Every Friday Night Closed Meetings 8 p.m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. E. Main Street — Blytheville, Ark. $50,000 WORTH OF FURNITURE TO BE SOLD FOR $30,000 ft Backache! Now you don't have to pay up to^St . for this healthful button-tufted EXTRA-FIRM MATTRESS LIFE Sale starts today and continues for a limited time onlyl Only once-in-a-lifclime do you have a chance like this to share in the tremendous saving* represented by this amazing bargain! SERTX planned monlhs ahead [or chcir 23TH ANNIVERSARY SALE- designing and manufacturing a mattress with the firmer support that dociois iecommend-at a drastically reduced price. And once you've seen it you'H agree that SCUTA has accomplished a miracle of value- giving. Yes. we dare you to compare its features with other butlon- i.ultcd mattresses that carry price tags even twice as high! TVitn buy now and lav* DI ncvtr bifort at this low, low salt prictl All these expensive features your* at this low sale price! i; Hcavy-weigM, lonB-weiiinf t «*. woven stripe coverings. *. Luxuriously thick eonon Ml i»p- holitcry-firmly buitorMufled. a. Extra-heavy irmihlion wiih wire mesh "Permalalor" pievenli tndivwiu»l "coil fed!' protons* maltic» life. 4. Hundred! of resilient coils |!vi healthful support to entire back. 5. Mulching Box Sprint « ume low »l( price built with wrne number of coils » Mamt», tmi xitntificjUy- correct support *nd comfort. Fully up- holstcffd. dusitcii, rroijcteii. on strong wood {r«t«, A. Made by SEKTA - makers of the "PtufEcr SLtefc*" HATT*ESJ. HGW surf SLIGHTLY USED REFRIGERATORS IN PERFECT CONDITION—GUARANTEED 42 MONTHS! Original Price Now $298.95 $199.95 279.95 189.95 269.95 189.95 249.95 179.95 199.95 139.95 Other Good Used Refrigerators With 30-Day Guarantee '39 95 up -FREE-FREE- The first TOO ladies visiting our store during this gigantic sale will receive ABSOLUTELY FREE one bottle of White Shoulder cologne. And every 25th lady visiting our store during this sale will receive ABSOLUTELY FREE a mixing bowl set or a range set. So coma early and get your gift. CHAIRS Stratolounger Chair Platform Rockers Luxury-Bilt Chair — Foam Rubber Seat with Ottoman. Fireplace Chairs Contour Chairs All Occasional Chairs Were Now $9^50 59 95 19 95 49 95 40% OFF 25% OFF 7995 119 95 95 Weiman Leather Top Tables Reg. 39.75 Leather Top Tables . . . 10FF 29 95 Now " Each LIVING ROOM SUITES Were Now 2 PC. Suit* (Jones) 2 PC. Suit* (Jones) 95 Hide-a-Bed One Group L. R. Suites Plastics, Friexe, Tweeds, Florals . 269 95 OFF CLOSEOUT ON TAPPAN GAS RANGES USED TV SETS 59.9510149.95 WOOL RUGS & LINOLEUMS 9x12 Linoleum 9x12 Linoleum (Armstrong or Gold Seal) 9x12 Wool Rug Reg. 79.95 Piece Goo<L (Armstrong) 4f 95 98%, Bed Room Suits At Greatly Reduced Prices ALL DINETTE SUITES 25% OFF All Lamps, Pictures, Mirrors OFF High Trade In Given On All New Frigidaire Appliances Or Liberal Discount On 1953 Models. HALSELL & WHITE FURNITURE CO, MAIN AT DIVISION PHONE 6096

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