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Sunday, October 27, 1974
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«A '·' Northvy»rt Arkanwi TIMES, Sun., Od. 27, 1974 r*Y»TT»VIUL», ARK«Ni»» JJMMIMIIIIIMIIIII inn iiiiiinii iiiiimiiiin niiiini m in in in in HIM iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiffliiiiwiiiiiifiimiii Edited by Bill Williams HELLER'S SECOND ·i SOMETHING HAPPENED, by Joseph Heller. (Knopf. $10.) ' Readers have been waiting for Joseph Heller's second nov- tl since "Catch "22" was published in 1961. Not that the first novel was a forgettable effort: it still is widely read, and Heller says he continues to receive letters from first-time readers, i People expect a lot from a lecond novel in preparation for more than 12 years. Some may be disappointed. Heller lias written a book of considerably ijnore maturity than "Catch 22." Indeed, some might call ''Something Happened" a middle-aged book. :. Painstakingly, carefully, Heller constructs a story about Bob Slocum, a middle-manage inent type in an unnamed corporation which may or may not be Insurance. Married, father ot three, homeowner in a posh Connecticut suburb, Slocum is a victim of his fears, his isola tion and his inability to love or ·give of himself. "Just about everybody in thi company is afraid of somebody else in the company and sometimes think 1 am a cow ering boy back in the automo bile casualty insurance com pany for which 1 used to work .long ago, sorting and filing au .'tomobile accident reports afte -Mrs. Yeager was placed i ·charge of the file room an -kept threatening daily to fire u .all." ;! Slocum is unhappy; his wif is unhappy, and his daughte ·tries repeatedly to win some o '·itn attention. There is a re 'tarded child loved by no one i ;tbe family, and another so .who is. Slocum says, "havin ..problems.' All are trying des ;perately to reach out, but Slo cum, who expects so muc Jroca all his family, offers noth- 4ng in return. ' After a while, one wants very :much to kick Slocum in his rproperly pressed, execufive- .lype pants. But he is, at least, .tht kind of worrying character ·pne cares about, and he comes *sck to haunt the reader long ·Her the book is completed. -- es Associated Press Spy Story Starts Slow SPY STORY. By Len Deigh- on. (Harcourt Brace Jovanov- ch. $6:95.) It takes a while for this spy iriller to get rolling, but once does it rockets along at a ery quick pace. Set largely in 'Britain -- but ·ith some key scenes played ut in the Arctic -- "Spy Sto- features the British in- elligence agent who appeared n "Funeral in Berlin" and oth r Len Deighton novels. This ime he no longer is with the ntelligcnce agency and has ried to set up a new life, tak- nfi the name "Patrick Armstrong," working for a wai game studies center in London, ind in love with another man's wife. His efforts to steer clear of nlelligence work come a crop ^er however when the chief p he agency arranges things in such a manner that Armstrong] suddenly finds himself involved | ill a caper that features fights | ivilh Russian agents, a Russian admiral who wants to defect, a mission under the Arctic Ice in an atomic submarine and lots of other interesting things vhich all tie up neatly at the end and in a way the reader didn't expect, which is to Deighton's credit. Deighton writes well enough -- often with keen humor anc rony -- and after those rather urgid opening pages the story 'lows along nicely and logically. For those who enjoy this sort of thing, the book is re juired reading. For those who laven't tried the field before they might take a crack at this one and see if it's to their taste -- I' 1 AP Books Bditoi FASCINATED BY ANIMALS AM, THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL. By James Her. ·lot. (St. Martin's Press. $8.95.) As veterinary James Harriot irepared to leave for service In World War II, one of the tilings ic packed was "Black's Veler- ii8ry Dictionary." "It WHS a bulky volume," Hemol recalls, "but I had been gripped momentarily by a fear that I might forget the things I had learned, and conceived on an impulse the scheme of reading a page or two each day to keep my memory fresh. And here among the bracken the thought came back to me; lha it was the greatest good fortune not onlv to be fascinated by an inials but to know about them.' It is this fascination with and love of animals that dominati sequel to the successful "Al this most charming book Brando: Still An Enticing Enigma MARLON: Portrait of the lebel as an Artist. By Bob .'liomas. Random H o u s e . 3G.95). . . Marlon Brando mumbly, noody, mysterious, often mag- lilicent -- remains, after u quarter of a century, among he most 'fascinating of show )usincss personalities. He is the ictor most actors ndmire; he is .he personality about whom the niblic devours every tidbit, private and professional. "A Streetcar Named Desire." 'On Hie Waterfront." "The Godfather." "Last Tango in Paris." Name - your - favorite Brando performance. From stage to screen and back again; from fame to flops and to the top again; from divorces mid custody lights to romantic entanglements, Marlon Brando remains an enticing enigma. As such, Brando is deserving of a living biography and thib "Marlon; Portrait ot the Rebe as an Artist" is surely the best of several recent attempts tc case him between the covers o: book. It is complimenlary, i'es, but not sycophanlic or idolizing. It is facile reading and liappily provides some fresh information about the much-pub-- without nt- to be psy- delved actor t e m p t i n g chuanalylical. Bob Thomas is an experienced Hollywood author ("King Colin" and "Thalberg" are film biographies among his aooks) and AP movie writer. He brings that knowledge and intimacy to bear nicely in this book, which has it all, from Brando's acting studio days to his success in "Streetcar" and other memorable performances, to his financial flops ir "Mutiny on the Bounty" anr "One-Eyed Jacks" -- and his "revival" in "The Godfather 1 ' and "Last Tango." The stress is on the "rebel, 1 private and professional, the nonconforming artist who lias oft showed his backside to the world, symbolically and actual Iv; ttie "rebel" aptly describee "visceral, ·adslrong." unfettered and Norm Goldstein Associated Press . "6 Veterans Day ~\ "^ By The Associated Pr*t President Ford Is scheduled to commemorate Monday as Veterans Day by speaking at the amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery and plncmi! si wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier there. ELECT VERD EUGENE PARKER TREASURER Washington County Republican Candidate 24 Years in Data Processing and Business Management. Owner-Director of Fayetreville Business College (Pol. Ad Paid for By Vcrd Parker) Dirt Challenged :'- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -.Chances are, it you have a -.sweet tooth, you're not so dumb! Researchers at Mas- "fachusetts Institute of Technology here have discovered :that carbohydrates stimulate brain activity and that an in- ·take of protein blocks chem- feals that activate the brain. . Dr. Richard J. Wurtman and ·_3ohn D. Fernstrom, Ph.D., say the key is a chemical called se- rotonin that acts as a messenger between neurons, or infor- Ination transmitter cells in the brain. V These scientists say the brain can sense metabolism and blood chemistry changes. The researchers found a high-carbohydrate diet increases the secretion of insulin from the pan- .ereas and results in raising the ·level of tryptophan, an amino ;acid in the blood. Redd Foxx Is Chief Oi Police MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -Comedian-actor Redd Foxx, dressed in blue jeans and a denim jacket, has been sworn in as chief of police in nearby Taft. District Court Judge Bill Haworth gave Foxx the oath on Friday. Foxx, star of NBC's "Sanford and Son" had been named chief of police of the all-black eastern Oklahoma community several months ago by Taft Mayor Lelia Foley. Foxx said he didn't take the office lightly and would spend some time in Taft -- the site of a stale childrens' home. "It. is my desire to put Taft on the map, to turn the town into a city," Foxx said. "Hopefully other entertainers will adopt towns and together we'll improve the plight of b l a c k people all over this country." ADVEKTI9EMENT-- In Springdale SEEBURG MUFFLER NOW OPEN HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER Installed LIFETIME GUARANTEE Being a lady, most places would have taken advantage of me. Bnt, Sceburg Muffler gave me (he best dea ·round, explained what had happened and guaranteed th muffler for as long as owned my car. That's wha I call a good deal. Miss Nancy Shackeltord Rizorback Hall University of Arkansas Fayettevitle FAST SERVICE S E E B U R G MUFFIER Highway 71 North . K North City Limits) SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS DEPRESSION ART "FOUND" Public Offered 1937 U. S. Gov'l Art Prints Imagine, If you can, finding several thousands sets of antique prints of the world's greatest paintings that were lost for more than 35 years! It actually hap pened . . . and this is the true story of the discovery of tha ost treasure. Eleanor Roosevelt Back in 1937, immediately fol owing the depression years Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and a select group of a dozen nation ally prominent people formed oluntary national committee fo art appreciation to create an ar program that would give th lublic a well-needed moral lift it was the committee's decisio to select the world's most fa moiis painting from the 16th 17th. 18th, 19lh, and 20fh cen turies--the best paintings Matisse, Van Gogh, Henoir Picasso, Gauguin, Titian, etc and to reproduce them in fu color as perfectly as human! possible and make them aval able to the public at a pric within the reach of nearly everyone. Abandoned In 1937 For some unknown reason, after a quantity of these beauli. fill reproductions were made, the entire project was abandoned and this collection of perfect reproductions was stored in a Brooklyn warehouse, where they remained undisturbed since 1037. Through a series of rare coincidences, the lost collection was "rediscovered" and leading lithographers and art critics agreed that the subject matter and quality of detail and color reproduction was incredibly accurate. Over $500.000.00 was spent to make finely engraved glass printing plates. It would be impossible to reproduce prints such as these under existing methods, and for that reason these prints are literally collector's items. Once they have been sold, there will be no more available. A truly excellent art "investment" that makes a fabulous gift. Available to Public These authentic original 1937 prints have been appraised by I the American Appraisers' Assoc at $7.00 each print. Now, these full color Il"xl4" prints are I finally available to the public a $19.95 for a collection of 18 prints. Send cash, check or money order to: U. S. Surplus, Dept. A61, P. O. Box 605, Tarzana, Calif. 91356. Fully GUARANTEED. Certificate of authenticity given with each set. Mas- tercharge nnrl BankAmericard OK (give card number). Continuing Our 73rd Anniversary Sale Thru Oct. 31 -Open Mon. and Thurs. Til 8:30 Hart, Schaffner Marx, Griffon, Varsity Town 78 SUITS Values to $175.00 $ 98 $ 118 Stanley Blacker Hart, Schaffner Marx, Griffon, Cricketeer, Stanley Blacker SPORT COATS Values to $125.00 $ 49 $ 59 $ 69 $ 89 Long Sleeve Dresr S H I R T S Values to $13.50 $ 6.99 Young Men's Casual SLACKS Values to $16.00 S 8.99 Dress TROUSERS Values to $25.00 '76.90 TRUMPETER SHOP Special Purchase RAINCOATS Embossed vinyl over assorted fashion prints. Regularly $12.00. S A L E $8.99 UMBRELLAS Choice of colors and prints. Values to $7.00. , it'-., Girls and Pre-Teen COATS Our entire stock including piles, leather-looks, and embroidered skating coats. Girls sizes 4-6X, 7-14 reg. $20.98-$51.49 SALE $16.78$41.19 Pre-teen sizes 6-14 reg. $29.49-$51.49 SALE $23.59441.19 S A V E 20% REG. VALUES TO $15 GARAY HANDBAGS SALE PRICED Over. 200 Pieces in New i. .Fall Colors. . $ 10 By Our Regular Stock BEDSPREADS es, Kenneth. Kirsch · Plain and quilted Solids and patterns reg. $21 $16.99

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