Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 4, 1952 · Page 8
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June 4, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

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NOtTMWBT AMANSAS tVKO, · »·»»*·. Ai (rning 41 Seems Less Disastrous Than ccepting 40th Birthday, According To ' Book By Mary Bard, Doctor's Wife , JVM 4, If51 fly DOROTHY ROE I Prm Women's Editor C you 3 4-F? That means f a t , riled, forlorn and forty, in tjtrlance of Mary Hard, n doc- ^Avlfe who put. 1 : in her spare ·**.i«; writing bonks. Her lytesl, %J 'For1y Odd," is an hilarious account of the feelings of frantic ~~"~yn which beset almost every Mnri on that fateful 40th birth '*' 'Wary £ n es through the accepted .routine of most females who try to Jt)jiJBl back the clock, being by fturns fierce, frantic, furious, fog- iK.v. foolish, fullering, facetious, 1 fatuous, flushed, fmicrn and jm,t |plain feminine. J She reads all Hie books of ad{ *vicc which tell you how to remain ,"forever young," how to "accept Jmaturity," how In achieve "a nfw interest In life." how to be fa^cin- {itinR though 40. ^ At the end of it all she lias had *· lot of dramatic, experiences, the tmost important of which is bc- · comine 41. which doesn't seem ShaU so bud. i fiucrntft Fortitude Mrs. Bard pokes Rood-naturod *fun nt the foibles of the 40's, nnd ^concludes it's best Just to face the HEAVY MIXED ARKANSAS IroiUr Hatchery birthdays with fortitude. She has some good company in j the birthday brocket, as anyone surveying thd current scene can plainly see. Sorno of the world's most glamorous, successful, beautiful and altogether fascinating w o rp e. n have passed t h a t not-nce.essarlly- , falal 40th birthday with flying i colors. : j There's the Duchess of Windsor, j ' of course, who was past 40 when | i she charmed a kins from h i s ; | throne and today, at 50-odd, u u t i shines every 18-year-old girl jn any gathering. I Madr Cumf hick There's Gloria Swanson, who : | made one nf filmdom's most sen- . i sational comebacks after her 40th i birthday. ; | There's Greer Garson, w h o ! I brought ihc work of males In the ! Associated Press feature rlepart- | menl to a standstill t h e oilier day | ! when she came in for a studio · ; picture. The hnys usually carry on w i t h complete indifference dur- · ing visits of the most glamorous models and youthful movie stars. ; Hut Miss Garson, with her flam- j ing red hair and her glowing Rond | look:;, sent an electric charge through the department. Startle* Audi trier ' There's Ann Dclafield, n beauty i expert who practices what she preaches, has a figure like a 111- year-old, an unlincd skin, a lithe walk, dark hair with s hint of gray, and blue eyes with n girlish ] sparkle. She startled an audience) recently with the annmmcemnt that she lias passed her 70th birthday. Most people would guess her age at less than half of t h a t . These are n few gals who decided not to worry about birthdays. An inner spark and an outer fastidiousness keeps them forever young. HONEST INJUN!--These German youngsters Jn Frankfurt are oil agog over an "American Indian" and his yarns of fighting on the Western plains. The "Indian," who calls himself Chief Bte Smoke, Js a student earning a little side money by advertising Virginia tobaccos for a local store. He gives the kids pictures of. fighting Indians--but no tobacco. Drive-In Theaters Become Big Factor In Movie Trade Olif Fashioned Sour Mash KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Agtd the slow PYRAMID Way Alia available in 5 Y.ari Old BOTTLED IN 3OND T . «'. S A M U E L S D I S T I L L E R Y c f A T i v . n i . N E L S O N C O U N T Y , M N I U C X V By BOB THOMAS HolIywood-(/0-lt's t i m e wr look; · a look i n t o the operation of a ! drive-in theater. ; j The drive-ins are g e t t i n g to be a ; I big factor in the movie busine.'-s. j ; There are 3,323 of them in the U.. . S. and more a-buildinp; every j ' month. This compare:; fo ]U.:W(J in! 'door f i l m Ihcalers, a f i g u r e which has been .shrinking yearly. , I I dropped in un inv neighbor-! hood drive-in in Van Nuys lo learn about bov; it is .run. HV called the Victory Drive-In a n d , the manager is a young f e l l o w : named .loe 1'iotroforto.. He used I n j manage indoor theater. 1 ; ami has been nl the Victory MIIOC it started three years ngo. ', Here fire some of the question*' I tossed ut him: j Q. Which kind of 1 heater opera- j lion do you like best? I A. The drive-in by far. T l i k e ! outdoor wo*'k anyway. And 1 don't have the kiddie matinees to drive : me cra/.y. ] Q. What arc the retails of the Victory? A. H*s fin all-sleel construction . at. ft cost of nbout $4(10,1100. The ' theater covers 14 acres and can park flfifl cars at. one time. The screen is nbout two-thirds bigger! t h a n those in normal theaters, requiring brighter projection. Some Trouble-Makers Q. Do you have any unusual discipline problems? A. No more t h a n in any theater. You get the same amount of hoodlums nnd trouble-makers. W e ' have a special problem w i t h the sound .speakers, which are a t t a c h ed t o each car. FTome people d r i v e ' off w i t h them in the ear and others . I car them out m a l i c i o u s l y . They : cost $15 a piece, so that cuts into | the profit. Q. Do you have any trouble w i t h ] romancers? · | A. Just as much as you'd get i n . I lie balcony of a normal t h e a t e r , ' Next door to tht theater is a ; Catholic church, and one of the iriosts was commenting to me t h a t drive-ins were called ''passion ; itts." l invited him to stand by the ', entrance and see the kinds of poo- ! , pie who drove in. He was siirpris- ' ed to learn t h a t !») per cent of Hie 1 patrons v/ere people with families ' or older folks. : ·Snack Bar Helps Q. Is business seasonal? A. Very much so. We lose money in t h e w i n t e r t i m e and make it hack in the summer. Often we can m a k e enough profit in the snack liar to offset the loss on admissions. The snack bar is the other h a l f of this busines. Q. Have you ever closed? A. Only twice. That was last w i n t e r when we had floods in the ; San Bern undo Valley. The only j reason wo closed was because no- : body can it; to the theater. Some-; til IK'S the fog comes in during a ' show and we have to issue fog j check:-*, which arc the same as rain j checks. I Q. lias television hurt business? ' A. It did at first. And it s t i l l , does when a big event is on TV. | Mut I h e novelty has worn off. j People- still want to get out of the 1 house. Conference Of Methodists Opens In Hot Springs Hot Springs, Ark.-WH-The L i t - ! ' tie Itoek Conference of the · i Methodist Church opened its POlh j ,' a n n u a l convention here today, ' w i l h more than 450 delegates on : hand. Delegates nominated and elected new members to both committees and boards this morning. Later in the morning session, a mrmorj,;] service for ministers and , their wives who have died since ! the last meeting was held. The Ile-v. J. D. Montgomery of i El Dorado officiated rtt the service. | Dr. W. McFcrrin Stmve, pastor · of St. Luke's Methodist Church at j Oklahoma Cily, will be the eon- Terence preacher. | The Conference meeting will dost? Sunday, when Bishop Paul E. Martin of Little Rock will announce pastoral appointments for the coming year. All Methodist churches south of the A r k a n s a s River in Arkansas are a f f i l i a t e d w i t h the Little Rock Conference. Arkansas' o t h e r Methodist conference, in North Arkansas, w i l l hold its annual meeting at Blytheville, beginning June 11. June 2nd to 8th is FRIGIDAIRE WEEK Call us for an Appraisal on Your Refrigerator Phone 35 Special Liberal Allowances THE SIGN OF SERVICE IfNOITHIILOCK ST. PHONE 35 · KoRer Howard. Michigan State : pitcher from Johnstown, m., turned in two consecutive 1-0 victories this spring in Hig Ten competition. He allowed only three hits in ' each game. EUCHARISTIC SYMBOL This h";ic cross Manrts in the r\:\r.\ Ciitiilunn In Ilnrrt'onn. Spain, and Is liuhtrrt up nl night during (ho fli.st Inlnrnntional K i K h a i M i c C o n g r e s s in M years. Around Ihc lii$e arc Ihc flflfl* of the p.uliclpalmft na- llnnn. llulf A million pilgrims crowded Rurcelonft (or the ec r* mo n In. AGE 7 to 16 HeylBOYSandGIRLS! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO TRADE OR SELL? THE TIMES WANTS TO HELP YOU WITH FREE Want Ads June 9 thru 14 Get Busy! Get a Job! Write Your Own Ad! The TIMES will run your want ad FREE OF CHARGE all during the week of June 9-14 -- to help you find a summertime job, or help you sell or swap that old bike, baseball glove, or what-havc-you. Here's your chance to pick up extra dollars by offering your services as baby sitters, car washers, errand runners, etc. HERE'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO: Just write out your ad (limit of 20 words) on the blank below, and bring it or mail it to the TIMES office. No charges, no obligation, but you must have the consent of your parents before we can publish the ad. Make sure one of them signs the ad before you submit it. Northwest Arkansas Times "Free Want Ad Week," June 9 thru 14 WANT AD CLASSIFICATION (Circlt One): FOR SALE FOR TRADE FOR SALE OR TRADE (WRITE YOUR AD HERE -- LIMIT 20 WORDS) SERVICES OFFERED WANTED TO BUY (YOUR NAME) (AGE)....,., (ADDRESS) 7,., / hereby give my per mission lor publication of this want ad. (Parent's Signature) J

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