Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 7, 1974 · Page 11
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, July 7, 1974
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Premier Sunday Crossword Puzztei ACROSS 1 English , author · English poet H Swift · By JO PAQUIN 40 Force open 83'Evaporates 122 Studio 41 Attack 85 Flatfish 4SBuys 86 Moon ' eagerly goddess 45 Adorns 89 Man's 46 Platform .' name stand DOWN 1 Disease of . infancy IS Diacritical 49 School marks If Arabian chieftain (var.) 18 Knaves SO Slim or Jane 81 Item for · roasting K Dress fabric dance 50 Undertakes : 96 Short- . ,91 Pipe joints Z Wapiti 95 Carroll 3 Arabian 'heroine 51 Alfonso's queen 55 Light shoes, 59 Norse god 60 Yuccalike 1 plant 62 Arabian country tailed rodent 97 Opiate 99 Opposed to infra- ,100 Edges 101 Diminish 102 Diva's ·28'Degree 31 Primer '34 Walks heavily 36 Thailand 38 -- Capek 39 Test .40 Support 4ZLabia 44 Play on words SH India, for 64 Menu item f or t e one 65 Surpass 104 Small 66 Hebrew stalk measure 105 Artificial 67 The language turmeric 108 Mix .68 Avail 108 Veer 25 More spruce 87 A king of Pylos Z9 Weight c£ India 90 European river 82 American admiral S3 Head the cast WGovt. agents gulf 4-AlgedH a star 5 Endeavors 45 Exhibit 6 Dead man, pleasure in law ,47 Feeding 7 Bradley SFiber . cluster' in wool 9 A. gas 10 Man's name 11 Biblical name 12 Machine . part 69 Holm oak 110 Equal: 13 Culture medium 85 Heads (Fr.) respect- »7 Solicit ful 89 The '82 Sweet sweetsop cherry 590 71 King comb, form 14 Lazy of 111 Portion sponger Tyre 113 Bay ISCauSed 73 Expunge window by 75 Miss 115 Leads an earth- Adams 117 A sitting quake 76 Ritual . 118 Sound a 16 Colors 78 Slippery, ping (var.) 19 Cold's maybe! -119 Large 80 Very ruminants 120 Direct 121 Fillet for the hair the furnace 49 Gratifies 50 Garret 51 Peg or .pin' 52 Sot 5S Tale 55 Daub 56 Musical study 57 Plant exudate 75 Place of nether darkness. 77 Rich source 79 Norwegian statesman 81 House wings'" " 83 Expands 184 Scribbled 86 Hindu garments . 87 Ignores 88 French city 89 Sharp taste 90 French river 93 Ocular 93 Wrenches 94 Greek island 96 Gait 98 Encircle 101 Flinch Edited by Bill Willlomi lIllllllBPIfilllllllll!ll|]lii!1llll!ll!ll]l!llllllllllllllll][||ll[|||[!llpnillll|[||llllffi , SIMPLE PLOT IS EXCITING NortWMt Arkantm TIMES, Sunday, July 7, T974 AMERICA'S MISUNDERSTOOD HERO OF THE REVOLUTION nean vessels companion 71 Sharpen 20 Famous 72 Blithe master- 73 Correct piece 74 Cry 23 Sea birds of 25 Very (Fr.) Bacchanals. Average time of solution: 62 minutes. 58 Saccharine 103 Spanish 61 Money . province of- 106 Word oh account the Wall 63 Blunder 107 Ireland 70Mediterra- 108 State floweret Utah ' 109 Epocfis 112 Small rag BIX, MUSICAL GENUIS IN THE SPRINGTIME OF JAZZ 114 Daughter of Cadmus 116 Uncle (dial.) [IT 96 121 THE OAKDALE AFFAIR, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace -$1.25) Written in 1917 for Blue Book magazine and in 1319 it was made into amivie hy the World Film Co. Out of print for more than 30 years, it is one of the two rarest Burrough's m The plot is simple. In Oakdale, III., the home of Jonas Prim, president of the First' National .Bank, is burglarized; Only money and some jewelry is taken Irom the room of his daughter, Agibail by a young man. On the same night, the town lothafio, Reginald Paynter, is killed and a wealthy man's home is robbed and he is hospi- ;alized. The youth finds a group of hoboes and flashing his money (stolen) is almost killed by them while asleep. Getting away, he meets up with Bridge, a gentleman of the open road, who loves to quote the poetry of Knibbs. Bridge takes the youth under his protective wing and ihe same night they find .a young woman- ; on ; the road who. .has 'been., bruised* a n d ' s h a k e n up when thrown from a speeding car by two hoods. The hoboes, with murder and robbery in mind, trail them to an old haunted house where a clanking from the cellar drives them to the second floor. Tne next day they meet a gypsy girl who is burying her dead father and "find out what made the noise. The police and private detectives, with the help of a nosy kid, track them and so do the murderous bums. Th'ey are almost hanged by a mob of irate townspeople. But are saved by the ' arrival of Prim and the detective and the identity of the young rnan is revealed. The story is well-plotted witt near escapes Irom death and capture. ,11 is often light hearted By BILL WILLIAMS BIX: MAX AND LEGEND, by Richard Sudhalter and Philip- Evans (Arlington -512.95) . Bix Beiderbecke was a tnusi- cal genius who could not read musical notes but his playing of the Bb cornet revolutionized jazz. Born in Davenport. Iowa in 1953, he died- Aug. 6, 1931 of lobar pneumonia. ; Leon Bix' Boiderbecke flared briety and brightly on the popular music 'scene but his in f lu ence and me m n r y su r vive among musicians after nearly 50 years. . . The twenties have been called the "springtime of Jazz," Blues, : Oh Baby, Copenhagen and Riverboal Shuffle. , The bands he played with included Paul Whiteman, the Wolverine Orchestra, Jean Goldkette ; and his Orchestra, Jene Bailey,. Sam Lariin Mike Speciale, The .Goofus Five and the Melody. Sheiks;:; · ~. :·· . . ' : ; · ' . . With Paul :Whiteman,.;-: he' ivas approaching .that stage r e c.o r d.e d Hamona, Smile, Lonely Mclody.'-arid.'many more. When-he joined'. Whileman, he wh'ere-legends ;are made; ; Those ^players and other people who knew -Bis recall some of the events in the musician's life. PAINE By David Freeman Hawk (Harper Row $15) Compared with Washington, Jefferson or Franklin, Thomas Paine is hardly a household word. Yet he was as authentic a revolutionary hero as they. . No one expressed America's drive to nationhood better than this., footloose citizen of the world who never stooped to nationalism. No one's voice was more effective in rallying Americans .during the 'grim days of the War of Independ- ence.'Even'John Adams, who never liked him, said that without' Paihe's p e n , "Washington would have wielded his sword in vain." But when Paine died in 1809 in' America, he was under iurious attack by the Federalists as an atheist, a radical and a drunkard. As David Hawke shows in this splendid biography, the first two Hawke's book helps to redress the balance. Paine was vain, quarrelsome, at times ungrateful to long-suffering friends, self-deceptive and strongly devoted .to the bottle. Without It was the era of the raccoon coat, bootleg hootch,' of Paul .Whiteman of the emergence of Louie Armstrong and the early years of recordings. One of the little understood facets of Bix' music was his unorthodox fingering of the cornet. Because he- thought of his instrument as being in, piano or concert pitch, he was .unaware of the implications of the overtones.--Nevertheless he worked out a^ fingering system which appeared to many 'trained' musicians as no system at all. "Bix," is a biography and musicograpy of how he played, yh'y he played, the way he, did ·ind it is also a salute to what he did for ihe music called jazz. Bix drank a lot during this period. Listened to other bands and often played into the morning at a friend's apartment. He played with several bands during his short 27 years. He recorded such music as Fidgeti Feeti Sensation Rag, Jazz Me The authors- lavishly document; rthe- life; 'story;'· of Beiderbecke -·.·mak'i.rig. it: a;..sensitive evocation'of his career and. an understanding of what made him tick. In all .684 persons were interviewed. The man and the legend are .lovingly traced. Ta ADVANCE TWO WORLDS THE 'RIVAL RIGELLIANS, by Mack -Reynolds (Ac« : 9S cents) . : ' ' ' . Two backward planets in the Rigel : cluster : are yisited',b"x a charges were wrong, the third irrelevant. But so much had opinion swung against the inspired old''propagandisl that no eader, from Jefferson down, ventured a public word of tribute to Paine on his passing. Paine, in short, had become a Controversial Frgure, and he was' for many years a misunderstood and neglected one. and thoroughly enjoyable. --bww KILLING THE MOB FIRE IN THE STREETS, by Jon Messmann (Signet-95 cents) Ben' Martin is working for a trucking company near Chicago when- the Mafia capa, Nick Carboni, decides to move in. Martin, a Vietnam veteran, decides that he will fight the mob. He begins by knocking off the soldiers who threaten him HIS VISION IS UNIQUE Answers On Page 4C WHY PEOPLE LIKE JOBS WORKING. By Studs Terkel. (Pantheon. $10.) One of the little pleasures that makes life bearable for a lot of people is not having to turn on the aiarm clock. No shrill buz^ng by the bed means not having to get up and go to work. Going tc work is, for many, no great joy. Wliy people don't like -- but in some cases like -- their jobs is amply documented in this massive onllection of interviews by StuJs Terkel. Subtitled "People Ta'h About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About Wha-. They Do," the book docs for work what "Hard Times." Terkel's previous in- terview book, did f or the Great Degression. Although there are dozens and dozens ol interviews to browse through in this volume, they all are fascinating in that while each deals with the same subject -- work -- each differs from the other because the persons telling of their jobs and their feeling;, for them are different.. and eventually goes after Capboni himself. "Fire i n . the Streets", is full of bloodshed-most of it mafioso. The story follows Ben as he hangs two Mafia' soldiers on meat huoks, kills some by sniper fire and others in hand- to-hand combat. "Fire" has sex, bloodshed and terror but there is something that is needed. Second in the ^Revenger series, -this reviewer saw the hero as too much machine. In fact Ben Martin is as cold-blooded as his enemies, yet one can; not help b u t ' vicariously enjoy. The Revenger's success. THE WORLD OF APPLES, by John Checver (Warner-$1.25) John Cheever is a- flexible, daring, diverse and vigorous writer of short stories.. "The World Of Apples" includes a suburbanite's surprise and chagrin when his wife decides she can be an actress. His wife's first role is in a nude performance of ."Ozamam'des." He attends one performance after discovering . t h a t ' h e can't divorce his wife -just for acting in the nude. : · Another "Artemis,.the.Honest Well-Digger," tells about a man who meets a Russian girl on a visit to Moscow and writes her. The Stale Department thinks he is sending coded letters hut he assures them that about civilizations ' that he just loves Natasha. easily envisioned b y ' The title story is of course writen. the best. An old poet with all the honors poetry can gain him lives in Italy. ·. ;. Bascomb at 82 suddenly gets an urge to write pornography.. The ui'ge comes because he feels the chains of banality surrounding him. How he overcomes the urge and eventually returns to his first literary loves makes a fine tale. Cheever's' perception is keen; his angle of vision unique; the stories emerge as highly read- :eam . o f : .experts' 1 'from* "the Galactic Commonwealth; effort to bring' them..up to' a higher level of civilization'.' ' The planets .are-..dubbed Genoa and Texcoco.''Genoa has advanced .to .the,';City 7 state; era of the renaissance and Texcoco has advanced- to ; the' period | of the Aztecs. .,:·;,..'. '". , ' On TexcocoV takes over -'and-' rules' the: natives ; as dictators while' oh .'Genoa' the Terrans enter :;the. mainstream of business, .'and .'.bring : -the natives up. But' power.v/corrupts.', the T e r r a'n's ;" When, .-the ·"·toyo Higellian worlds .ate'.-'advanced far enough, they ' pr6ve ; 'it ',by kicking Out. their'teacher. 1 The second novel in.this twin pack is" "PLANETARY-AGENT x."' ". · - . - ' · .·-.-.".'. .--. Ron Bronson joins the ^United Planets' Organization · as a special agent. His first job is to track . down the -mysterious Tommy;' 'Paine : V,who upsets worlds which are satisfied with things as they are. . ' · ' . . Later/he h u n t s ' down.a hired killer named Billy who was sent to Earth by a gangster, from a iplahet; called FalefifiorBilly is a. dead- shot . a n d - manages to elude Bronsbn at almost every turn.' "The Rival Rigellians" and "Planetary Agent -X" are two tales of a future that could be fine ; bww bww able, polished and literate. Bww No Billboards L 0 Q K 0 U T - MOUNTAIN, Tenri/ :: (AP) ;·--'tlpck'' City Gardens, which has stone formations and some 400 sp.ecies ,bf native plants,, has decided:-lo stop advertising not.i.cpnsisteht with its being an "environmental attraction." ' - ' ' : · : ' What that.'means is, no more advertising on rooftops along highways 'and no" more billboards. ' . VINTAGE WALLACE THE FAN 'CLUB. By Irving Wallace. (Simon Schuster. $ 9 . 9 5 0 ' . . ' · . ( I r v i n g ' W a l l a c e said recently that he did no research for this novel.' -It's 'based on what' He earned about Hollywood in his movie writer dayo. He got the dea 1 . from a conversation over lear'd on .a 1 train.; This 'is a book about four ordinary guys who kidnap a movie, sex goddess and spirit her ?way to an isolated mountain cabin. . . S o it's to be rpure.story! Pure narrative! None of this can't- tcll-the-text-rrom-the-foolnotcs.. stuff that Wallace did so.well in warmed - over anthropology and: "The".Man": and the rest. - ,But wait. On page 123, there's "The Word and "The Prize" from "The Three -Sirens..".. On page '362, . sex-Faience .from "The Seven MinuU V or maybe "The'Chapman p p o r V On page 392,. disapp Jring people from ""The Twenty-Seventh Wife." On page 19, alcoholic authors from ."The .Prize." We get ghosts of best-sellers past. It's vintage Wallace, all right.' No one should be disappointed. So as the fan club's mastermind pears the bed- roim, rape in mind, Alfred Lord Tennyson's stanza comes to:.-him.--.As the movie star lies illrahd weak, she thinks about wlfat"the"c6rnrnahdef said at Waterloo, and in the original French,, mind you. (She'd read it in a book club selection, Wallace takes care to tell us.) As the: f o u r , now-desperate men plan:a ransom pickup, one digresses for a travelogue on the Himalayan Eden called Hunza. .;."The Fan Club" has endless and interchangeable dialogue, carefully ci'ayqned and cut-out characters, and an ingenious minimizing me » « » " . , defines his qualities of greatness which, in the end, tower above the rest. Paine was born into the English working class, ^became a. corset maker, schoolmaster, shopkeeper and customs otu- cial. The pinched life of the talented low-born in a society dominated by wealth and privi- le-ge grated, and Paine went to America in 1774. Here the man and the hour met. First tentatively in an article in the Pennsylvania Maga- sine, later in the pamphlet 'Common Sense," Paine set forth the arguments for separation and a representative republic. "Common Sense," tha first best seller in America, was pronounced "full of sound doctrine and unanswerable reasoning' by Washington. It was universally credited with persuading many tencestraddlers. Moreover, as historian Bernard Baylin has noted, "Common Sense.. . pioneered a new ind of political pamphleteering, one that presented a complex isslie to a mass audience." That wasn't the way things were done in the 18th century. GenUemen addressed themselves to a small, educated elite. Paine never was a gentleman and' he took his case to lha people in' forceful, direct language they could understand. It was an offense conservatives of the day never forgave him. After the American war, Paine returned to Europe to promote an iron bridge he had iesigned. Caught up in tha French Revolution, he made the mistake of thinking it like the American .and hoped to play a similar part. The misconception cost him 10 months in prison during tha Terror, much of it under tha shadow of the guillotine. He calmly completed "The Age of Reason," a tract elaborating his democratic and libertarian ideas and a reply to Edmund Burke, the great British conservative. ''Paine also turned to an attack on Christianity, particularly the Bible. He maintained belief in God and in an afterlife, and his deism probably didn't d i f f e r much from Jefferson's! J e f f e r s o n , however, kept prudently quiet. Paine's onslaught gave his enemies a powerful 'weapon. rPartly in consequence, he received no public welcome on Ills return to America in 1802. The final seven years were a decline.'-The melancholy closing chapter is told with the fairness and restraint that mark all of Hawke's book. 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