Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on April 20, 1949 · Page 32
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 32

Detroit, Michigan
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Wednesday, April 20, 1949
Page 32
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BOOKIE JOHNNY GROTH . . . J x RUNS LIKE THE WIND . . . THE TOWN CRIER H umorous of a Bum BY MARK BELTAIRE Breakfasting with Bill Ely, Scottish Rite director, at Michigan Central Station, Dr. Lynn Harold Hough was reminded of a story that the late Dr. Merton S. Rice used to tell on himself. Dr. Rice claimed that one morning when he arrived at the same station an apparent bum tried to put the bite on him for breakfast money. 'I'm going to eat here right now," Dr. Rice replied. "Won't you join me t The bum agreed gladly, put came time to pay the check Dr. had no money. his companion. of things." The with Dr. Rice to the station master's office, TYiillf1 nnt o ratVioi- well filled nnrep ttrid nnirl tViA check himself. X T to ride home with him to get his money back. "Just a minute, mister," was the reply. "I don't mind too much buying your breakfast but I'll be doggoned if story nas a iamuiar ring dui is sua gooa. Belt aire Not until they were well en route by auto to Colorado Springs did the Ben Bagdades discover that they had left their ice skates at home. This seems nothing to get excited about until you know that Ben is president of the Amateur Skating Union of the United States; Mrs. Bagdade is its corresponding secretary; they were on the way to attend the North American Indoor Speed Skating championships, and their two sons traveling with them were entered in the midget and juvenile races. Sort of like Heif etz forgetting his violin. The air mail express costs will come from mother's allowance. PARK PLACE between Clifford and Michigan is the answer to the quiz asking what street (and I tipped you that it wasn't really a street) three blocks long, with one block one way for traffic, the block at the other end one-way the opposite direction and the middle block open for two-way traffic. Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker pointed out to the Detroit Sales Executive Club that more people were killed on the streets of Manhattan last year than were killed in all airline crashes. Only the grave, he said, keeps you secure from the dangers of going some place. - Traffic Court Referee Andy Wood ran into a case in point with a woman driver who had had a head-on collision. She explained that she had been so absorbed in "Portia Faces Life" that she had forgotten to watch the road. "Next time it may be 'You Facing Death,' " Wood warned her. ACROSS L Put Into another flower oont&iner I L Wlndflowr It. Arabian - command? 14. Chilla and ., - f evr U. Do without .11. Topas hum , . . . - mingbird . 17. Peacock moth 15. Italian river 19. Giant 11. West Indian orcery; - variant H. Pitcher 26. EuK-manufao- turing town In Kashmir !. Units 27. Edible grain 29. Uneven SI. Fiat part of a atair 22. Percolated 26. Equality 38. Placid 29. Top carda 42. Compaaa point 44. BUlowa 45. Arabio letter 46. Newa-aheet 4S. Not of the scale-41. Aiiglo-S&xoa money of account 10. King of Judah It. ZeaT WA WM. 13 k4 WM '. ',' J. 20 22 PT 30 3T It 43 V' ' r5 K7 ' SO Si '' I'M. 23 24 ' ' ' m mm EYES Story Br eakf ast away a man-sized meal. When it Rice was embarrassed to find he "I'm known here," he assured I'll cash a check and take care bum seemed reluctant to go Still embarrassed, Dr. Kice urjrci the man I'll pay your cab fare, too." The TiiNriEiLisiErii"ioiNiE A M a J? JE L .h. R A mIarA M M E LP A'P tlstjP E PP E R ',1 " ' ', " s oisn S on a nit ais p eIrHp e py T A R t o RhrDT o PLJC o P g O R ELJNI EBrjP A RlsE Piass1E ST YlA Ml " 1 11. is e t t e eoe Ml I IT tvJ inTau mo uth H A Nip TILE F E E ElglGlsUglAlslTLjlRlvl Solution of Yesterday's Puzzle 14. Screwlike part of a ship' a log It. Watered appearance - 67. Football teams Si. Accumulate DOWN 1. Regard 2. Authorize 2. Edible seed 4. Above: poetie i. Waste . allowance , t. Central American timber tree t. American Indian 8. Ardor 9. Parent 10. Constellation : . 11. Day lily 12. Alleviates 20. Unfavorable 23. Befors 24. Harvests 26. Smells 28. Town la Ohio 30. Female deer 33. English letter 34. Captivates 85. Wishes -37. Cause 35. Understand 39. Idolize 40. Song rrrr '7 21 2 33 34 3S 41. Puff up 43. Boxes 46. 47. Top of the head Incarnation ot 52 S3 Vishnu 52. Gypsy 63. xnroui ugh: tax ere: U. Broad thor. abbr. THE BALL yrf4 - - rV-V- v i , ROUNDS FIRST BASE . . . D ANTON WALKER Washington Clamps Doivn for Security NEW YORK The State De partment is tightening up on its security restrictions. Outsiders are not allowed to enter working of fices and part-time announcers are forbidden to approach desks of Voice of America broadcasters. This is a restriction which has not been in effect since the war ended. Uncle Sam is suddenly and quietly making' a closer scrutiny of all those requesting passports and visas tocountries near or behind the Iron Curtain. Plants in the New York area are being examined for war Walker conversion by both the Army an& the Navy. Look for a sudden uprising of "peace" parties throughout the country. Russian diplomats In this country are said to have a gadget that can detect any tapping of their telephone lines. . . . Harold Ickes is being offered the lob of technical adviser on a movie" about United States-Soviet relations. CONGRESSMAN Jack J a v i t a would like the Republican nomination to oppose O'Dwyer, or anyone else for that matter, in the mayor-ality election this year. The Civil Aeronautics Board has begun a real inquiry into the unscheduled flight situation. . . . The long-dormant campaign for a uniform United States divorce law is about to be revived and get national impetus here. SATTRA, -THE dancer who got out of a Cuban jail after serving several months of a murder sentence, has been refused a permit to perform in a Mexico City cafe. A biography of Will Rogers, based on his works, will be published this fall. ... George Jes-sel is reported interested in filming the life story of Rags Ragland, the late comedian. THE TENTATIVE title of Ethel Merman's forthcoming radio show is "Broadway Diner." . . . Dale Evans (Mrs. Roy Rogers) has signed with an independent movie company . to . become the . first female Western star in a long time. Bette Davis, two-time Oscar winner and formerly president of the Motion Picture Academy, returns to Hollywood next week with a revolutionary plan to make the Academy financially Independent. . "LILAC TIME," the old war- horse that served Colleen Moore in the movies and Jane Cowl on the stage, is a current hit on the London stage. . . . Margaret Sulla van is being urged to co-star with Bette Davis :and Gregory Peck in the movie "Ethan Frome." Marlene Dietrich is so enthused over Gerard Philipe, star of the French film "Devil in the Flesh," that she has seen the movie 17 times ata Paris theater. i - 5 LASZLO HALASZ, musical director of the City Center Opera, is being boosted to follow in Edward Johnson's shoes at the Met. Johnson quits next year. Today's Chuckle Son: "Father, can my boy friend replace your business partner that died this morning." Father: "It' all right with me, if you can arrange it with ths undtrtaker." . 1 flfrmwrmnmi)1, iA VwuJ TAKES A HEALTHY White Tree Press Photos The Boys Were 4 y,s.-'S. BERRY STARTS DOUBLE ?Z VS,i. ' - ' Xi,- V ,-Z y C - y- , ? a ' . ' if - 7. s: -X ' I; i S ii tMXIxmMM ""' -.1 Mfe-, x- M,, fma - r ' ' - . y " y ' ' v I ONLY ONE BY THE TIGERS . . . I - 4ff - I y , " I y w y. y 4 , K I if t-:.v.": ...:.. .&: -y-:r y :jioy yyyyyw LEAPS OVER PAT SEEREY . . . L. A y, r LA y' K - v ' . y . v .' s - . ) . f a, ' ' ' C S- s r A " i 4 " , " " I y ' , ' ' " 4 V v y i-. '' WSySy! W-: yyfc ;V ;xyS: yii::: ii I 1 I II .MINI I lll."'(T"! GOES INTO ACROBATICS t . - CUT . . 3 vX- i A : TAGS SECOND, SEES IT'S IN ... Sox Just Jumpin PLAY . . . GO -" ..-'-'-1 r y t AJTER AND CONNECTS MIGHTILY 1 . . 4 31 . 4 f ZIPS AROUND Couldn't Hold Those 4 0 V, WILLIAMS TOSSED FIRST 1 f - 4 i ..... ': , hr-'W- CHARLEY GEHRINGER mSSES AND ACTING M AYOR GEORGE . -y ... .5., ir"HiiinTi'rirwifirriiiisrr'n"nrTrrryiiiii(f'i-fi-i JnCHAELa WAS OUT AX FIRST . . . v 1 . THIRD . ... ' ' k4 V BALL FOR A STRIKE 1 l - AND MAKES V," HE FOLLOWS THROUGH . . . I """ ' ' V .vi ": ::4 :;"v" ; ' ' I x fc , I AND IS H03IE AGAIN Tigers THRILLS AND CHILLS were provided for Tiger fana Tuesday 'afternoon as . they packed Briggs Stadium for the opening game between Detroit and the Chicago White Sox. A cola wind made them turn up their coat collars and plenty of fast action kept them warm. Heroes were veteran Hal Newhouser, ace pitcher, and two newcomers, Johnny Groth and Aaron Robinson. "Newhouser held th Sox to three hits; Groth clouted two homers and Robinson banged out one on his first trip to the plate. The flag raising ceremony brought its thrill when the Finzel Band gave them h stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. The Tigers were really howling, and so were the fans, as they won, 5 to 1. EDWARDS CATCHES IT TWO-POINT LANDING

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