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WfflllllHIimiHtDHIItillllll Edited by Bill Williams wiMirawiNiiiiiiminiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiw THE MAN WHO PERFECTED WESTERN SWING MUSIC BOB WILLS, THE KING OF WESTERN SWING, by Jimmy Latham ' (Latham Publishing Po. --$4.95) Western swing was brought to perfection by a'Texas country boy in the 1930s. It was en inevitable outcome of hillbil- l y ' a n d string bands and was influenced both by Negro jazz and the cowboy musician. Bob Wills, bor s in Limestone WBAP. Later he went to Burris Mills and talked the manager into sponsoring his show. He i would advertise their flour as "The Lightcrust Doughboys." While'doing the program he also worked at the mill and so did his band. Later, he went to KVOO in Tulsa, convinced them -to let his band play and in 1934 signed a contract with Crazywater Crys- uuu vvuia, UA/ig III IjlllL^^lunu . . . . .. 7. L --". County, Texas, grew up picking ta s . l .Â° advertise. Listerners lik- cotton and playing a fiddle at c jL hls . s '.' owran ^ the ba " d be ' barn raisings, house warmings I?? Â£ laying J or da " c . cs .Â¥' - vel ' and Saturday night get toget-, oklah Â°"ia' The rest is history, hers. He was one of nine child-' Tlle Life of Bob Wills" i: He was named James Robert Wills. One time lie had aspirations of being a preacher but. changed his mind -- which was' to the good of western music. a good effort, but this reviewer felt somehow short changed. Although Latham, obviously enjoyed writing about Bob- Wills i-.- ni v. --- ....... , Playbo ??' "J or ? been sa 'd about o e oo o wesern m u s c . , He rode the freights during the lÂ° w ,Â£ ? .' nf ^" ce , on , the ' depression and learned to bar- her. In. 1926 he married and i 1 , a , , " been felt. ' i u e ' c e THE SMELL OF MURDER ZENYA, by E.G. Tubb (DAW $1.95) Earl Dumarest of Earth for a few years he worked with Â· traveling medicine show. Finally in 1931, he went tc work for station KTAT and at searching for some clue to the location of his home, lands on the planet Paiyar and meets Zenya, granddaughter of Aihul Chart Parect, a rich and power ful man. Parect enlists him to hunt for. his son on a nearby planet called Chard. Chard's chief export is from a plant called Lofios. He is hired by Cliard as a marsha and trains an army. They take to the military lite reluctantly The Ayutha. a primitive type live in the hills and the Char t h i n k they arc waging guerrilla war against them. They don' really know why. Zenya comes along as his wife so that when her brolhe: is found, she can talk him int returning to Paiyar. She alsi - falls in love with Dumarest. ' r *h t" Â· ri' nB a "' e ' slow| y the answers begin t the time ime TWO WOMEN WITH FAITH TWO STARS FO" GOD by William J. Peterson, (Warner Paperback Library--$1.25) Americans may be skeptical when such well-known celebrities as Anita Bryant and Dale Evans talk about their faith in God. Peterson was one of those Bkeptics, until he began research for this book on the two women. Now, he is a believer. At least ho believes the two are sincere when they discuss their faith. . he book, divided into sections about each of the two women, parallels their lives. Both came from humble beginnings,' both gained a great measure of fame, a couple of decades apart, and both find their fame enduring. While others come and go, these two remain popular. Both women were'candid with Peterson i as he reseached his book. Both admitted that there liave been difficult times in their lives and in their marriages. ' Anita talks of the time her premature twins were near death shortly after birth a n d her own life was in jeopardy and' how her faith in God brought her through. Dale's tragedies are perhaps better known. Her daughter, Robin, was a mongoloid child and lived only a few months. Two other children have died tragic deaths--one in a bus accident and the other in a drinking incident in Germany. But through it all, both wo- .ftien maintain their faith in God has enabled them to cope with the tragedy and go on to bigger and better things. Peterson concludes that both women do more than talk about their faith. They work at it. -dh manner of that influence. However, this small (129 pages) volume will be influential as a first source of wnat made Bob Wills so well and what the field covers. He presents a good look at!Ilia. Each elder tells him tha Lne depression era, tells what none of his people are responsi influenced Bob and how he'blc. Eventually the villain i treated his fellow musicians. Smokey Dacus of Rogers is mentioned, as are Johnny Lee Wills. Leon McAuIiffe, Tommy Duncan and Luke Wills. For those interested in discography, there is a complete listing of records and mus- fall in place. In every village that is attacked, no sign of the Ayutha are found. Men, women and children are viciously killed. Dumarest goes lo the hii .country and talks to the Ayu COMPASSION FOR KILLER .OCTOBERFEST, by Frank De Felita (Warner-$1.50) D u r i n g Munich's annual Octoberfest, when drinking, gluttony and sexual abandon run rampant, a killer is violently hacking to death Germans who look like the big wigs in the Nazi party. The man had eben in an asy lum since the end of World War II, and in 1972 he suddenly awakens and begins his murder spree. Chief Inspector Martin Bauer is called in when a butcher is found murdered and hung in j his freezer like a side of beef.' The police have no clues. Other men in the city are murdered-they too, it turns out, look like some of the Nazi h i g h command. Bauer decides to go to Israel to look for someone who might give him some help when he comes to the'conclusion that the murdered men look like the old Nazis. A woman from Israel, Madeline Kress, comes to Munich to help and to try to save the former refugee from Dachau. "Octoberfest" is a grim novel, inded. It is written with iity and compassion for the killer. It is one of the very few novels in which a reader lias compassion for a murderer. bww Th* TIMES Is On Top of The New* Savsn Days a Week PUBLIC AUCTION Saddles Tack worth ef utf die Â«MI twk will Â· liquidated pÂ«r *r. d*r M Anwrlca Saddle Co, Tun. dÂ»y Oct. IHh 7:30 P.M. Â«t th* IMW Natfenal Guard Ammy nw Mw riyitttyllk Alrp*rt en Hwy, 71 Â·Â·. FayÂ«tt*vlllc, Ar*in- -- b w w ' discovered to ge the plant itsell Somehow, it emits a noxiou gas that acts like an overdose of a nightmare drug. Th people turn on each.other. Dumarest stops the slaughte and continues his unrewardin search for the planet with a sun called Sol..., BIRTHDAY PACKAGE CENTENNIAL. By James A. (Random House -book Is Intended by A. Mlchener to be a 112.50.) This fames irthday present to his country as it reaches its Bicentennial It Is .the biography of a small tictitious t o w n , Ccntennit Colo., from geological upheava 'our billion years ago to' thi :hrcat of ecological suicide o contemporary America. The plot device by whic Michener ties a vast body of in formation together in this birth day package is to make every thing from the rise of the Rock ies to the intricacies of cattl breeding part of the rose arc being done by a college profes sor for a magazine which plan lo profile Centennial as "noth- ! ing less than the soul of Amer! Alfalfa Variety WASHINGTON CAP) -- A icw, pcsl-rcslslani variety of rtlfalta named Arc has been ap- rovcd for farm use and could xÂ»st the value of the forage crop by $300 million a year, the Agriculture Department saic Friday. The new alfalfa seed, after years of testing, has been re leased for commercial develop ment by state experiment sla tlons in Maryland, North Caro Ina. Virginia and Pennsylvania. Scientists said the new crop 'ariety has a strong resistance o anthracnose, a fmrgus disease, and possesses moderate resistance to bacterial wilt and Lo the alfalfa weevil. It also is highly resistant to pea aphids, Knottier pesl. Northwnt Arkancat TIMES, Sunday, Oct. 13,1974 'Â· SB AYITTtVILLI, ARKANSAS ' The TIMES !$ On Top of The News Seven Day* a Week ica as seen in microcosm." Centennial's history Is first through its geology, through the animals which --bww told then preceded man to north-central Colorado, and finally through its people: Indians, trappers and traders, homesteaders, sheep- men, cattlemen, beet farmers and, ultimately, a man whose lineage includes most of the major characters who have gone before. Writing this kind of novel -Michener has done it before with "Hawaii" and- . "The Source" -- enables an author to present bits and pieces of information on "just about everything. 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