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By VIRGINIA VALE BACK when Dinah Shore was getting started in radio she was on Station WNEW in New York, and the men who worked with her then still pay tribute to her; “She was such a perfectly swell kid,” they say, “that we all wanted to do everything we could to help her along.” That was when she first came up from Nashville, Tenn., after graduating from Van derbilt and doing some radio / 'fmW. '* r ' ■ * ' ■ DINAH SHORE work. Dinah’s still a swell kid; she doesn’t brush off autograph seekers no matter how badly she’s rushed for time, or how tired she is. She’s been doing a stint at New York’s Paramount theater, and her new radio program, with Peter Lind Hayes, starts September 18 over CBS from Hollywood. Motion picture actors usually call their own homes when the script requires that they dial a number; some dial a favorite restaurant or club. Bing Crosby dials a golf club where he and Bob Hope frequently play. But Radio Theater Producer Keighley has a long list of non-exist ent numbers for use on the air; some people, when a radio actor calls a number, just have to rush to the phone and call it. Addresses are just as bad; Keighley has a list of those, too, in New York, Lon don, Paris, and other big cities. But —they’re all vacant lots! “A Miracle Can Happen” is going to have an all-star cast that’s really all-star. Producers Benedict Bo geaus and Burgess Meredith, who are making it for United Artists, recently added Fred Mac Murray to a list including Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Charles Laughton and Paulette Goddard; by the time you read this they’ll have an nounced some other feminine stars. Cathy O’Donnell is worried be cause she can’t cry for the movie cameras—has to be helped out with glycerine tears. Working with Gladys George and seven-year-old Marlene Aames in “The Best Years of Our Lives,” she watched while they easily burst into tears, and could have wept herself with dis couragement. Her only consola tion was the fact that Myrna Loy and Teresa Wright, also starring in the film and top-notch actresses both, had to rely on glycerine too. * Betsy Blair, Gene Kelly’s wife, plays the ingenue lead in the Ros alind Russell-Melvyn Douglas “My Empty Heart,” her first picture. She was playing on Broadway in Saroyan’s play, “The Beautiful Peo ple,” when she and Gene were mar ried. At that time Gene was 17. When he joined the navy, she re tired to take care of their daughter, Kerry, who’s three now, old enough to let Betsy resume her career. J. Arthur Rank’s $6,000,000 “Caes ar and Cleopatra” was being held over in some 25 key cities be fore it hit New York, rolling up top grosses everywhere. United Artists’ home office says the two illuminat ed signs erected in Times Square to announce it are the largest ever used to advertise a Broadway screen production—one is 160 by 24 feet. * Mary Small says the trend in pop ular music is definitely toward the sweeter side, and she should know, as she shares top-singing honors with Harry Babbitt on the “By Pop ular Demand” show, Thursday nights on Mutual, which plays the tunes most requested of band-lead ers and singers in cafes and ball rooms; the selections are wired in and the most popular ones land on the program. —% ODDS AND ENDS—At the Pasadena preview of “Suddenly It’s Spring” males in the audience whistled so loud at Paul ette Goddard, shown wearing a black negligee, that nobody could hear the actors in the picture doing the same thing. , . . Charles Trowbridge got the role o/ Katharine Hepburn’s father in “Sea of Grass.”. . . Lowell Thomas keeps CBS production men on the edge of their seats; in 16 years he’s never been late to a broadcast, but he rarely arrives with more than 30 seconds to spare. . . . Peter Lawford sings for the first time on the screen in “It -Happened in Brooklyn”; warbles “Whose Baby Are Youf" with Frank Sinatra _ Oklahoma Sets Sesquicentennial Noting First White Settlement Historical Pageant Planned * As Highlight of State Fair By WNU Features. MUSKOGEE, OKLA.—To the astronomer and the geologist 150 years is the merest fragment of time. Even the student of recorded history stands in no awe of such a period. But to the more finite-minded people of Oklahoma it represents a consider able span of time. In fact, it measures the period that has elapsed since the first white settlement in their state. That is why they’re going all out this year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that event. In accordance with a joint resolution of the state senate and house of representatives passed*® in 1939, Oklahoma will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the day when Maj. Jean Pierre Chouteau, a French fur trader, led a peaceful invasion into the uncharted South west and set up a trading post at the site of the present-day city of Salina in Mayes county of north eastern Oklahoma. In Muskogee, some 50 miles south of the site of Chouteau’s settlement, plans are being pushed for a cele bration to carry out the legislative resolution. Seeks Trading Post. In the early spring of 1796, Chou teau left St. Louis, where he was a member of an influential family of traders and merchants, to find a suitable location for a new trading post among the Indians of the South west. Traveling southward along the Grand river, the Frenchman found the site he had dreamed of—a place where an abundant supply of game, mostly deer and wild turkeys, abounded among thick timber which would provide a ready source of building material. By what Chou teau must have regarded as provi dential good luck, the site also stood near an inexhaustible supply of salt, a vital necessity to his men and ani mals. To crown the good features of the location, the river itself would furnish transportation facilities. The pioneer lost no time in con structing a large log trading post at what is now Salina. Post Abandoned. Economic reverses, however, dis appointed the French explorer, who discovered that the territory was not the permanent home of any Indian tribe and that prospects of support ing a trading post, however pro pitious the location in other re spects, were insufficient to justify making the venture a permanent settlement in the area. Chouteau returned to St. Louis and for six years the little trading post stood silent and abandoned in the wild loveliness of a primitive country. But in 1802 events trans pired that gave new life to the set tlement. Through the traders’ ef forts the Osage Indians of the Mis- FIRST WHITE SETTLEMENT . . . An artist’s conception of the old Chouteau headquarters post near Salina, the first white settlement in Oklahoma. TRAVELERS ABE ■JOLTED' Vacation Costs Soar to New All-time Peak War-weary Americans, reveling in the lifting of travel restrictions, gasoline rationing and steady war time duties, are hitting the high ways and byways by the millions this summer and fall bound for their first vacation jaunt in long years. Not only on the highways are they receiving a jolt, however, for va cation costs, which climbed through out the war years, now have soared to a new all-time high. Thousands are being jolted by boosts in the rates of resort hotels, inns and cottages. A few resort places haven’t raised the ante since last year, but virtually all charge Here’s Fish Stories—but These Didn’t Get Away from Census Takers SJI LONG BEACH, CALlF.—Here’s another fish story—it concerns size —but not those that got away. At least, California fish and game com mission hopes none got away, for the story deals with the commis sion’s semiannual population census of fish. The commission takes its census by three major methods, the results of all three being correlated to de termine estimated number of fish MIDLAND JOURNAL, RISING SUN, MD. ® souri valley removed their homes to eastern Oklahoma. It was a double victory for the Frenchman. He had sought re venge on the Spanish government which had taken his trading monop oly and given it to one of its subjects. By the migration of the Indian from the Spaniard’s trade territory, his business was virtually ruined. In addition, it created a mar ket for Chouteau’s abandoned trading post to which he re turned to start the 150-year pa rade of progress which has made a great, modern state from a wilderness. A celebration to be held in con nection with the annual Free State fair at Muskogee, scheduled for the week of September 29 through Oc tober 6, will bear Gov. Robert S. Kerr’s stamp as the “official” Ok lahoma commemoration of her ses quicentennial. Pioneers to Participate. During three days of the fair, a colorful pageant will be presented. Several hundred eastern Oklaho mans, many of them direct de scendants of early-day pioneers, will appear in the pageant, which will portray the arrival of Chouteau in the state and the story of the little trading post. C. E. Chouteau, an official of the Indian agency at Muskogee, will fill the role of his illustrious ancestor. The fair, a gala panorama of mid way gaiety and agricultural and ed ucational exhibits, yearly draws thousands of visitors from eastern Oklahoma and adjacent Arkansas. In addition to the sesquicenten nial pageant, fair visitors will be able to view a comprehensive dis play of the state’s agricultural and industrial outputs. The fertile farms which dot Oklahoma will contrib ute their animal and vegetable produce to the fair and the modern educational institutions of the sec tion will present exhibits. Fairgoers may see the original site of Chouteau’s landing by a short drive from Muskogee and may visit other interesting historical spots near this city, the original capital of the Five Civilized tribes. substantially more than they did in prewar and early war years. Surveys of hotel directories show that the increase in rates range generally from 15 per cent to more than 100 per cent since prewar days. Many inns which were aban doned before the war because of guest shortages have reopened and are doing a capacity business at rates as high as SSO a day for two persons. Travel experts say an increase amounting to more than 50 per cent is quite typical in most sections. A few old inns, apparently de sirous of maintaining the goodwill of patrons, have made surprisingly small increases. At the other ex treme, say officials of travel organi- to be offered for sale or taken to canneries. In the first method, a list of com mercial fishing boats, together with their time and place of catch, is kept. As the second step, five samples of 50 fish each are taken from catches throughout the fishing sea son to check the average size of fish in each catch. Size is determined by counting the rings on the scales, • - i Afh , \'" . ORIGINAL SETTLER . . . Found er of the first white settlement in Oklahoma was Maj. Jean Pierre Choteau, French fnr trader. War Treks Fail To Lead Farm Youths to City Life in the armed forces, which introduced thousands of farm youths to glittering cities and far away lands, did not dim their love for farm life. More than a million veterans of World War II have re turned to farm work throughout the nation, it is revealed in a bureau of agricultural economics report. Veterans on farms by July 1 to taled 1,045,000, according to the bu reau report, the number including 713,000 farm operators or members of farm operators’ families, and 332,000 hired workers. Veterans comprised 9 per cent of all persons employed on the nation’s farms. The number of veterans on farms was slightly more than three-fourths the number of warm workers who enlisted or were inducted up to July 1, 1945. In the Northeast and on the Pacific coast, the number of veterans re turning to farms was larger than the number who entered the armed services. In other sections they were from 70 to 80 per cent. A total of 11 million was engaged in farm work. Program To Stress Value of Citizenship To New Prospects WASHINGTON.—PIans for a na tionwide program to emphasize the “worth and meaning of American citizenship” to prospective citizens were announced by the justice de partment. The department said the program “will be a continuous effort to stress the ideals of this country and the significance of American citizenship from the time of entry of a poten tial citizen to the moment when citi zenship is granted him by the court, and even beyond that.” A national advisory committee on citizenship is to be named by Atty. Gen. Tom Clark to assist with the program. The program will include: 1. Publication of a pamphlet con taining significant facts about the United States to be given to pros pective citizens and visitors to this country. 2. Preparation of a booklet to be given to each new citizen to em phasize his responsibilities to this country. 3. Enlisting the aid of the bench and bar, civil and educational au thorities and patriotic organizations in the effort to stress the signifi cance of citizenship. 1 zations, are some unscrupulous op erators who have used room short ages to gouge the vacationing pub lic. Other Costs Hiked. Food sold along the highway also costs more. Boat and bicycle rent als and golf fees have been raised, in many instances by more than 100 per cent. Fishing and hunting guides also are asking bigger pay. Barring a business slump, vaca tion costs probably will be as high or higher next year. The American Automobile association expects that many potential vacationers, now hesitant about driving the old car any distance on poor rubber, will have new cars or new tires by next summer. j following the method utilized by archeologists in checking tree rings to determine a tree’s age. For each year a fish lives a ring is seen on its scales. i Third method involves tagging samples of 100 fish taken from a rep resentative catch, the fish then be ing turned loose until the next sea son, when researchers check catches to determine percentage of older fish reappearing. NEEDLEWORK PATTERNS , t ' Child's Prayer in Embroidery Butterfly-Pineapple Chair Set Easy Embroidery 'T'HE utter simplicity of this graceful embroidered panel en dears it to children. They love the blue and white clouds, the golden crowned angel, the pink tulips, the sleeping child, the delicate wreath of flowers and the easily readable lettering of the prayer. Panel measures 13 by 11 inches. * * * To obtain transfer design for the Child’s Prayer Panel (Pattern No. 5179) color chart for working, stitch illustrations, send 20 cents in coins, your name, ad dress and the pattern number. Retain Ancient Language In Spite of Attacks on It The Albanians have retained their ancient language despite the many attempts that have been made in past centuries to destroy it, says Collier’s. Most drastic of the measures taken by conquer ing countries was that of Turkey which imposed a prison sentence of 15 years on anyone caught giv ing instruction or printing litera ture in the Albanian language. Once the church even attempted to teach the Christians among these people that it was useless to pray in their own tongue because God did not understand it. When you measure the required amoun^^^^ WF the best possible beginning . . . You are Jm sure to get just the right rise in your light and fluffy flavor in the oven . . |b Ti.TnTTrwTT'iTy am H ■§§eat*" l * 1 * ★IS“2~E , £ \ \ tu> " ftUft mS** ‘ i ,r 9 w l * II I> ft ■■ JI ■> iirfn, ‘King’ Butterfly j A VERITABLE giant of a but terfly measures 18 inches from wing tip to wing tip and is entirely crocheted in white thread. De signed around the famous "pine apple” crocheting motif, it makes a chair set which collectors of this motif will be eager to crochet. i • • • To obtain complete crocheting instruc tions for the Giant Butterfly Chair Set (Pattern No. 5155) enlarged photographic detail of pattern, send 20 cents in coin, your name, address and the pattern num-' her. Due to an unusually large demand and: current conditions, slightly more time is, required in filling orders for a few of the most popular pattern numbers. Send your order to: SEWING CIRCLE NEEDLEWORK j 1150 Sixth Ave. New York, N. Y. ! Enclose 20 cents for pattern. No Name Address THE NATIONAL FARM SCHOOL AND JUNIOR COLLEGE Three-year courses on college level for high school graduates. Cultural and agricultural sub jects. Majoring in Poultry Hus bandry, Dairy Husbandry, Flori culture, Landscape and Market Gardening, Horticulture, and General Agriculture. Approved for Veterans. Fiftieth year. Write Registrar, Farm School, Bucks County, Penna. "