WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1988 BLYTHEVTI.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Hazard E. Reeves Has Sound Ear for Business By WAHHEN BENNETT NEW YORK (AP) — A man with a sound approach to business is Hazard E, Reeves, who possesses one of the most cultivated "golden ears" in the country. In high fidelity circles, an expert who can distinguish the delicate nuances of sound by ear in much the same way a wine connoisseur identifies vintage years by taste is given the accolade of "golden ear." Reeves is the creaUr of stereophonic sound systems for bntfi Cin- erama and Cinemascope, the two big, curved - .screen techniques which revolutionized the ailing movie industry and gave it a needed shot in the box office. He is presl- idcnt of Cinerama, inc. He is called "Buzz" by intimates, a somewhat improbable nickname for a dedicated sound engineer whose ear is so sensitive he is driven almost frantic-by the fuzzy tones in what many people consider good recorded music. Turn on a juke box and Reeves ' shudders, gets up quickly and walks out. 20 Corporations This lanky, 6-foot South Carolinian probably has a finger in more economic pies than anyone since Little Jack Homer. He didn't get that way by sitting in a corner. For 27 ye'ars, he has buzzed around starting or acquiring more than 20 corporations which (urn out such varied products as precision sound equipment, TV tubes, plastic toys and marine wire cables. During the war, h'e organized Reeves Instrument Co., now the Reeves-Ely Laboratories, to tackle military electronic research. By V-J Day, he hud a backlog of 35 million dollars in orders, more than (i.OOO employes and four Army-Navy "E" awards. He has specialized in making sound tape, film and discs for the radio, television, movie and recording industries. But Ihe roster of firms he founded or took over includes Audio Devices Corp.. Preview theaters, Hudson - American Corp.. Winsted Hardware Manufacturing Co. Reeves-Hoffman Co., Bergen .Wire Rope Co., Tele-Video Corp.. Air Design Corp. and Waring Products Co., started originally by bandleader Fred Waring. Perhaps Reeves' outstanding characteristic is "scientific curiosity" developed to an amazing degree. Show him anything new and he immediately starts to hpark. He probes around, conducts! experiments, gets out a slide rule j and start 1 ; fit-LI ring production j costs. Soon up pops another Reeves ! enterprise. j James Mason Is One Film Star Raising Daughter to Be Actress CAKUTHERSVILLE OES OFFICERS — New principal officers of the Order of the Eastern Star, Caruihersvilte Lodge 465, are Mrs. Bertha Ball, Worthy Matron, and Hayes Melton, Worthy Patron. They Were installed at a public installation Tuesday night at the Masonic Temple in Caruthersville. (Photos by Sanders) ' Showed '£m NORFOLK, Va. (* — The grandmothers said they did it in answer 1 to a challenge from "prissy; friends." And :;o Mrs. Sallie Diin-1 iels, 60. .and Mrs, Ray Dsu-is, 51,' rode into this city on bicycles af-1 ter a 35-mile, 11-hour and ten minute trip from Wanchese, North | Carolina. 'Narcotics Anonymous' Organized CLEVELAND '.-Pi — Formation of a "Narcotics Anonymous" club with 15 "mild" addicts as mem- birrs was announced yesterday by Angclo J. Gaylhirdo, chief proba- lion officer for Cuyahoga County. Oagliardo said he wanted io test a theory that "junkies" and alcoholics have the same personality problems. Alcoholics Anonymous I has helped provide cures in a number of cases by offering: compan- | ionship and group therapy. j Gagliordo said a 25-year-old in. du.strial chemist had ag2 - ced to become provisional chairman. A member of the probation department staff will give aid to the club "only when it is solicited." By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD w» — Here's one star who IS raising his daughter lo.be an actress--James Mason. Nearly all film stars with children will shrink with horror if you suggest that their offspring might be allowed to become child actors. This is especially true of performers who have been child actors themselves. Most of them say that they want their children to finish their schooling before taking up acting, Not so James Mason. He not only favors the acting career of his daughter Portland, 6; he even directed her debut. He made a brief Christmas film that appeared on i Toast of the Town and was shown | in theaters here. j But. then Mason is always doing the unexpected. He blasted Holly- v.ood without ever having been [ itere. But now he is the town's •strongest booster. He once backhanded William Saroyan for talking too loud in a movie. And recently he announced he would work 'only for his own company in the .future and was virtually retirJng as \ an actor. ! Why Not? "Why shouldn't my daughter j Jict?" he asked in the patio of his i : large- Beverly Hills home. j "She's acting all the time, making I t'p Little plots of her own and play- j mn the roles. She enjoys it im- ] mensely. It seems to me she would '. be a frustrated individual if she : v.ere denied the opportunity to act. "I am aware of the insufferable Kind of child actor. I think much of their trouble comes because their parents rely on the child for their livelihood. It gets to be a matter ; r,f economic necessity ,and the child j is often pushed into a life he does not desire. "That's not true in our case. We will not have to depend on Fort- la nd's earnings to support us, Therefore we see no reason why .she should not be allowed to act." The actor said that Portland. who was named for Fred Allen's wife Portland Hoffa, appears to be unchanged by her acting debut. "Sfte sull gets along hemititully with other children," he remarked "She has been going to school since she was a'.i, and she has always been well adjusted." US Agrees to Pay H-Bomb Damage TOKYO W* — The United States has agreed to pay two million dol-. lars for damage caused by last I spring's H-bomb tests at Bikini' Atoll, the Japanese Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. During negotiations lasting several months, Japan had demanded up to seven million dollars. Radioactive ash from the March 1 test showered 23 Japanese fishermen. One died and the others have been hospitalized almost continu- SEES LABOR UNITY-David J. McDonald, head of the CIO United Steel workers, predicts that in 1955 the 16 million members of the CIO and AFL will merge into a "new united labor union." He is on the committee which is trying to iron out all the problems. ously since returning to Japan. Japan also complained that ions of radioactive fish have been de- siroyed and fi.shlna operations in the Pacific hampered. Scientists Plan Talks On Peaceful Atom Power Uses UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. (ft — Top .scientists from seven countries including !he Soviet Union, are to meet here Jan. 17 to sketch out plans for an international conference next summer on peaceful uses of atomic energy. U. N. officials said last night th« group will make recommendations to D. N Secretary Qmsra! Dag Hrtinmarskjold on the place, time and agenda of the scientific talks, set up under a U. N. Assembly res- , olution endorsing President Eiseiv I bower's plan lor sharing civilian atomic know-how with other na- J tion.s. The Jan. 17 meeting will include representatives from the United States. Russia, Britain. Prance, India, Brazil and Canada. Children's Colds r ? 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