The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, June 10, 1943, Image 3

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    By VIRGINIA VALE
Released by Western Newspaper Union.
AN ENTIRE apartment
jlV house, in sections, was
constructed for Columbia’s
•*The More the Merrier”
(Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea
and Charles Coburn starring),
which is certainly the most
amusing picture of the year
so far. The rooftop was laid out
•cross the floor of an entire sound
stage, the four room apartment
that's the scene of most of the action
occupied another, the building front
and a block of similar structures oc
cupied another—the latter being the
scene of the love scene which is
likely to go down in movie history
as one of the most delightful ever
made.
-*
The way James Cagney mauls his
women on the screen is a Hollywood !
legend; actually, he has struck
women only four times, never
bruised one. But in "Johnny Come
Lately" he's beat up by a girl. Mar
Jorie Lord. She slapped him, hit
him on the jaw, pounded his chest.
He suffered no ill effects. But Mar
jorie sprained a wrist.
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There's not a woman featured In
“Bataan”—but the wives of the all
star cast include Barbara Stanwyck,
Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball and Jen
nifer Jones, soon to make her ap
pearance in the lead of "The Song
JENNIFER JONES
of Bernadette.” Her husband it
Robert Walker, screen newcomer,
who an enthusiastic press agent
tells us has “the wistful appeal of
Jimmy Stewart, plus a dash of Gary
Cooper.”
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Now that we all have to read maps,
to keep up with the war, Walt Dis
ney’s set to help us; in “Victory
Through Air Power” he has intro
duced an entire sequence to acquaint
audiences with the fundamentals of
cartography and map-reading.
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Freddie Bartholomew’s last act
before reporting for service in the
army air corps was to say good-by
to Miles Mander, who gave him his
start in pictures. Freddie dropped in
on the set of “Five Graves to Cairo,”
where Mander, formerly a director
writer-actor in English pictures, was
playing the part of a British officer. .
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Till recently Dick Stark, announc
er on “Abie’s Irish Rose,” would
fight anybody who called him “Baby
face.” Now he’s changed his tune—
Paramount likes that baby face, and
has signed him to replace Alan Ladd
in gangster roles lined up for Ladd
before he joined the army.
/i
When a quizmaster makes a mis
take listeners burn up the wires tell
ing him so. On a recent ‘Take a
Card” program Wally Butterworth
said that hot dogs are made of pork;
he’s been snowed tinder by wires,
letters and phone calls telling him an
assortment of meats is used.
-■¥
Brian Donlevy lost half his mus
tache during the final day’s shooting
for “America” at a steel plant; imi
tated the workers in throwing his
arms across his face after flipping a
shovelful of ferro-manganese into a
furnace, but took his arm down too
soon.
-H*
Paulette Goddard predicts that
Sonny Tufts, who appears opposite
her in “So Proudly We Hail,” will
become a big star. A year ago be
was trying to get extra parts on the
air, but radio producers wouldn’t lis
ten. Recently she told Charles Mar
tin of the CBS Playhouse that she’d
bet him a pound of steak he’d be
offering Sonny $1,500 an appearance
after the picture’s released.
Both radio and movies took a hand
In the build-up of Jack Carson. Pro
ducer Vick Knight announced his en
gagement as star of an air series; ;
then Mark Hellinger said he’d get
star billing in “The Widow Wouldn’t
Weep,” first meant for Jack Benny.
. -*
ODDS AND ENDS-Martha Raya
dropped in on the “Let’s Face If set
to tell Bob Hope what he’d better take
along on his overseas trip ... She hopes
to go back herself soon . . . Jack Ben
ny’s been signed to star in “The Horn
Blows at Midnight." the scenes of
sohich are laid in Heaven and New
York . . . They’ve changed the title of
The Pentode’’ to “Conflict,” much
easier to understand—but “Five Graves
to Cairo’’ is still a puzzler, since it
doesn t mean what it seems to ... Stage
29 on the Metro lot, where Gregory
Ratoff is directing “Russia,” has been
christened “Ratoffgrad" by the many
hen of the company.
You Can't Keep a Good Ship Down
Navy authorities revealed that 14 of the 19 ships named as lost or damaged at Pearl Harbor have been
returned to active duty. At left, the smashed sections of the main deck of the battleship Oklahoma are cov
ered with mud and barnacles after 17 months immersion. Righting her was one of the most spectacnlar Jobs
of salvage done in the harbor. The battleship bad capsiicd at an angle of 151H degrees—leaving her
practically upside down. L'pper right: A side of the hull of the capsized mine ship Oga’a is shown before
she was salvaged. Lower right: Two barnacled guns of the Arizona are shown after removal from the ship.
Japanese Relocation Center in California
Two pictures of the activities being carried on at the Japanese relocation center at Tulle Lake, Calif.
Left: These older Japanese men are busy weeding onions for the large truck farm maintained at the cen
ter. Right: A small section of one of the several large, modern, well-equipped beauty salons at the center. Hair
cuts here cost only 20 cents. In discussing the relocation problem, Roane Waring, national commander of the
American Legion, stated that he believed the army should irwnage Japanese relocation centers.
Army Engineers Rescue Flood Victims
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When the White river in Arkansas broke its banks and flooded the
adjacent country, United States army engineers came to the rescue. This
photo shows an amphibious jeep driving up to a front porch to rescue
a family of flooded out residents. The top of a partially submerged
automobile may be seen over the edge of the jeep.
Before It Met the Allies
A Nazi Mark VI tank is shown plowing through a house in this photo
from a German propaganda magazine. This is one of the very few good
pictures of this tank to reach America. Most of the other pictures show
the tank after it has tangled with Allied equipment, been knocked out of
action, damaged, and captured. Note here that its long high Telocity
gun is turned back over its tail to avoid injury.
Still Working at 95
At 95. Marcus Turner, a Negro,
works for an Allied victory at the
Post Engineers section in Miami
Beach, Fla.
Attu Commander
MaJ. Gen. Eugene M. Landrum,
pictured in his working clothes, was
named commander of all U. S. army
troops on the island of Attn by Sec
retary of War Henry L. Slims—,
They Came, They Saw, They Conquered
Scores of American soldiers carrying their equipment poor out of
landing barges onto the black volcanic sand of Massacre Bay, on the
Aleutian island of Attu which had been held by the Japanese. Fighting
in conjunction with army air forces these men forced the enemy to
retreat to the sea.
Even Mules Fight Axis
Despite mechanization, the army needs the lowly mole. These three
have been picked from a mule market in St. Louis, Mo., to be transported
to a branch of the armed service. The demands of military forces have
caused prices on mules to soar and there is a brisk rush of trading each
day for this cross between a Jackass and a mare.
On the Road to Tokyo
British engineers in Burma are harking highways through jungles,
mountains, to create a system of roads and supply lines over which they
plan to force the Japanese from their positions in that sector. At top:
British troops are working on a new stretch of road. Below: A convoy of
jeeps carry supplies around a loop on a new road in Burma.
British Strategists at Allied War Talks
Three of Britain’s war leaders take their places across the table from
the United States war chief* at a meeting of American and British war
strategists in Washington, D. C. Left to right: Lieut. Gen. Sir Hastings
L. Ismay, chief staff officer to the minister of defease; Admiral Sir
Dudley Found, first sea lord and chief of naval staff; and Gen. Sir Alan
Brooke, chief of the imperial staff.
‘Oh Suzarma’
On a banjo made from the metal
ef a wrecked Japanese Zero fighter
plane, Lieut. Walter E. Moore
strums oat American favorites at a
U. 8. base in Bona, New Guinea.
Toning screws are 25 caliber car*
tridges.
Adrift 131 Days
Fish and rainwater was com
plete diet of Poon Lim, this 25-year
old Chinese sailor, while he drifted
on the Atlantic for 121 days with
only a raft between him and Dary
Jones’ locker. His ship had been
torpedoed. —.
Jaws of Death -
“Excessive speed” was named as
the cansc of a wreck of a Pennsyl
vania train. New York boimd from
Atlantic City, killing 14 persons and
injuring 89 others at Delair, N. J.
The wrecked vestibule looks like a
grim jaw ready to devour the in
specting officials.
Mud in His Eye
This front cover of a Nasi propa
ganda magazine which devoted an
entire issue to the mud and water
in Russia shows a German trooper
taking a drink of muddy water.