The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 25, 1954
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MONDAY, JANUARY 25,1054 Critic Outguesses The Teevy Pickers By ROB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Can Lucy do it again? That was the issue discussed in TV circles today as th nominations for the TV Academy's 1953 awards becam known. Last year Lucille Ball walked away from the banque with two "Emmies," for best actress and'best comedy show The question is whether she can repeat. Rl.YTHRVn 1 F 'ARK.l COURIER NFWS PAGE FIV! I Love Lucy placed high In the new nominations, being named for the same two spots as last year, plus the new category of support- { ing players. Her neighbors, the Hertzes—in real life Vivian Vance and William Frawley—are nominees. But Lucy faces strong competition from other snows, Mr. Peepers also won four nominations; as did the Jackie Gleason Show. Although TV audiences still love Lucy, it's probably that the academy will honor her competitors. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which is obviously patterned after 'its movie counterpart, .will name the winners at a Hollywood Palladium banquet Feb. 11. Around 550 Industry leaders, most of them on the West Coast, vote the awards after nominations by TV columnists. Takes a Flyer Sid Caesar, Wally Cox, Jack! Gleason, Donald O'Connor an Jack Webb. Choice; Jack Webb Female star of a regular series Eve Arden .Lucille Ball. Imogen Coca, Dinah Shore and Loretl: Young. Choice; Dinah Shore. Series supporting actor: Her Alexander. Art Carney, Willlair Frawley, Tony Randall and Car Reiner. Choice: Art Carney. Series supporting actress: Ber Benaderet, Ruth Gilbert, Marion Lome, Audrey Meadows and Vivian Vance. Choice: Marion Lome. Outstanding personalty: Arthur Godfrey, Edward R. Morrow, Mar tha Raye, Bishop Fulton Sheen and Jack Webb. This last one is a toughie.-Bishop Sheen won last year, so the I'll take a flyer and try to outguess the voters. Here are the nominations for bests and my choices for the winners: Dramatic program: "Kraft TV Theatre, Philco-Goodyear Playhouse, Robert Montgomery Presents, Studio One and U. S. Steel Hour. Choice: U. S. Steel Hour. Situation comedy: Burns and Allen, I Love Lucy, Mr. Peepers, Our Miss Brooks and Topper. Choice: Burns and Allen. Variety: Colgate Comedy Hour, the Jackie Gleason Show, Omnibus, Show of Shows and Toast of the Town. Choice: Toast of the Town. (And what Is Omnibus doing in that bunch?) News or sports: Camel News Caravan, Gillette Cavalcade of • Sports, NCAA football games. Pabst ftghts, professional football and See It Now. Choice: See It Now. Public affairs: Adventure, Bishop Pulton Sheen, Meet the Press, Person to Person and Victory at Sea. 'Choice: Victory at Sea. Mystery, action or adventure: Dragnet, Foreign Intrigue, I Led Three Lives, Suspense and The Web. Choice; Dragnet, natch. Audience participation, quiz or penel: I've Got a Secret, This Is Your Life, Two for the Money, What's My Line and You Bet Your Life. Choice: This Is Your Life. Children's program: Big Top, Ding Dong School, Kukla. Fran and pllie, Super Circus and Zoo Parade. Choice; Ding Dong School. Dragnet Year New program: Adventure, Ding Dang School, Letter to Loretta, J"ike Room for Daddy, Person to Person and U. S. Steel Hour. Choice: Make Room for Daddy. Male star of a regular series: , chances- are he won't score again 3odfrey isn't as popular here as he Is in the East. Martha Raye is about TV's best comedienne, but she hardly rates In this class. It could be Murrow, but I'll string along with Joe Friday. I think it's going to be a Dragnet year. Rockefeller Grants Revealed NEW YORK (AP) — Tho Rockefeller Foundation has announced grants of $5,367,964 during the fourth quarter of 1953, largely for scientific research In the United States and abroad. In addition, an announcement yesterday said, the foundation's General Education Board granted SI,050,000 during the same period. All but $200,000 of these grants went for Negro education. The largest of the foundation's jrants was V/z millions to California Institute of Technology for chemical biology research. China's Hwang-Ho river has changed its mouth 11 times. LITTLl LIZ— II 1,1 If a girl In a sweater looks good, the fellows usually look good too. COLD-WEATHER GIFT—A prize-winning quilt, made by women of Virginville, Pa., for a contest sponsored by National Grange Home Economics Committee, is presented to Mrs. Eisenhower- in Washington, D. C. Taking part in the presentation ceremony are, from left to right: Mrs. : Beatty H. Dimit, Indiana, Pa.; Mrs. James E. Heinly, Maiden Creek, Pa.; Mrs. C. Wesley Starr,, Cheyney, Pa,; Mrs. Eisenhower, .Mrs. Herschel Newsom, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Paul \V. Mitchell, Hokessin, Del. Immigrant Worker Held in Family 'Blood Bath' DENVER (/P)—A calm 26-year-old In borer, muttering "I want to go home" in his native Italian tongue, was hold today as police traced a year-long family quarrel which erupted In ft shotgun "blood bath" yesterday. Held for Investigation was Prank Archina, arrested in a tavern three blocks from the home where his parculs-in-law lay dead, their son fatally wounded and a daughter critically shot. Officers said Prank A. Macrl, 63, and his wife Elizabeth, 58. were killed instantly by blasts from a 12-gaiiRe shotgun. Their son Prank Jr.. 22, died five hours later at Denver Genera! Hospital. A daughter. Mary, 20, was in critical condition. Archina. held without charge, denied through an interpreter that he fired the fatal shots. Landing Overshot? ALBUQUERQUE Wl — The Albuquerque Jojurnal ruefully noted the atest U. S. census figures showing New Mexico's population increase of about 61,000 since 1950 compared with a jump of 145,000 'or Arizona. Commented the Journal: "Sure looks like a lot of folks overshot." The young Italian Immigrant Is married to a second daughter of the dead couple. Rose, IS. Police quoted her as saying she would have been shot also "but he ran out of shells." Officers said they were told that Archina and his brother Gene were married to Rose and Mary Macrt, respectively, in a double ceremony in .Italy a yea: 1 aeo. After emigrating to the United States, they moved into the Maoris' modest, two-story frame home. Then, nctonliiiR to Mike Carbat- ta. a nephew of the slain couple, the Macris began pleading with the two couples to remarry In a church, since Iheir Italian wedding was a cavil ceremony. Patrolman Steve Mastin said the sisters had been living in one upstairs bedroom and the brothers in another. Their frequent quarreling over the remarriage apparently brok» out anew at an afternoon luncheon, the officer said. 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For a, penny, soak or shower For a quarter of an hour; It will wash away your smells and aches and Ills. For a beer you pay a quarter, Even though you hadn't orter. • A hundred drinks of water cost three mills! When it comes to sanitation, RUNNING WATER'S made our nation Hale and hearty for the little that we've spent. And when you've got to go It Is comforting to know That seven flushes cost you but a cent! Do you think that dirt is cheaper, Whether topsoil or the deeper? Just buy a ton and shudder at the blow. Don't get hot beneath the collar; Water's EIGHT TONS for a dollar! Here's' your COLOSSAL BARGAIN — H 2 0. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" A report on telephone progress in 1953 SOUIHWKSIKHN BELL Is In business to serve the public of Arkansas. We want to please you. Every member of the Arkansas telephone team wants to give you the best service possible. How well are we succeeding? What have we done to meet the demands for service, and to meet demands for better grades of service? Here are some of the things which havo been accomplished during 1953: We carried out a $1014 million construction program With this new construction money, we— 1. Placed 3,000 poles and 8,800 miles of wire in rural areas. 2. Changed four towns from crank-type telephones to dial operation. 3. Converted Fayetteville to dial service. We also added an additional central office in Little Rock. (Windsor-5 office). 4. Established new telephone exchange at Black Fish Lake (near West Memphis), Ferndale and Pinnacle (west of Little Rock), and at Jones Mill. 5. Thesa and other improvements required nine new buildings plus a major addition to the telephone building at 7th and Louisiana hi Little Rock. 1 Added major equipment in 16 central of- ficei to handle more calls and to handle them better. 7. Placed storm resistant telephone cables containing 55,000 circuitjniles of wire. These included coaxial cable from Little Rock to Memphis, which provides for hundreds of long distance circuits as well as a connection with national television network. We delivered more service and it was better service We connected 40,000 telephones and disconnected 34,000 for a net gain of 6,000. This brought many more Arkansas families and businesses within reach of your telephone. We gave service to 400 families whose application had been delayed until we could install poles, or central office equipment. Jobs are planned in 1954 for others waiting for service. In 1953 your long distance call was completed on the averse in one minute and 42 seconds—an improvement of 18 seconds. We kept all telephone equipment operating more efficiently so that today telephones in Arkansas are reported "out of order" on the average of only once in 26 months. We tried to make the telephone company a good place to work We provided good jobs for 3,800 Arkansnns throughout the year. Their pay checks totalled $13 million, and nearly all of that sum was spent in the many Arkansas towns we serve. We also paid our share of taxes— 1. $l)i million in slate nnd local taxes; 2. $3 million in Federal taxes. Approximately % of every dollar we took in went for wages and taxes. Our investment in the state of Arkansas grew substantially Our total investment in telephone facilities for Arkansas increased $7 million last year alone. Altogether, we have built $65 million worth of buildings, lines, and equipment since 1946 to keep up with your needs for telephone service. In 19<I6, our investment per telephone waj $199. Last year our investment increased to $322 per telephone. This year we hope to do an even better job for you We have plans to change more communities to dial operation in 1954. We will also start construction of buildings for conversion in other towns which will be completed in 1955 and 1956. We will greatly expand operator long distance dialing ibis year. Furthermore, we plan service extensions of telephone networks. These are just a few of the many ways we intend to improve and expand your service again this year. We ire proceeding With a $28 million construction program, to extend over the next three years. We have faith that the people of Arkansas, through their regulatory power intend to allow earnings which justify the decision to go forward with ibis program. We want lo help Arkansas grow and to give Arkansas telephone service equal to the world's best. That's our goal. Your suggestions on how we can achieve it will always be appreciated. WABBKN E. BIUY, General Manager, Arkansas SOUTHWESTERN BELL-ARKANSAS A TEAM OF 3,800 ARKANSAS TELEPHONE PEOPLE ... AT YOUR SERVICE. A4IM-A

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