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|By North Callahan
The tun may net on the British
flag nowdays but certainly not on
Its drama. This is vividly brought
out by the happy fact that the Old
Vic Company has just arrived at
the Wir.ter Garden Theater here
at Bro.-idwey and 50th Street for
Af engagement which will last until
January 12th. A talented company,
of actors are presenting Shakex
jcere's "Richard II," "Romeo and
Juliet." "Macbeth" and "Troilus
and Cressida " If you have am
doubts that these classical play .
a re popular, just take a look at the
lines waiting at the ticket wir.dow
of this theater
The Old Vic company has conic
lure so often that 1 was rurions
about its background, so I went
digging and found that this famous
Theatrical group makes Its home
in a stern-looking building on the
South Bank of the Klver Thames
T.v London. A century and a half
ago, this section was one of the
pcorest and toughest of that great
city, but a new bridge. Waterloo
by name, had just been built across
the river at this juncture and it
v as believed that a good theater
would attract folks from the better
sections Attendants were availaglo
t.i escort members of the public
from the end of the bridge to the
l ieater?and evldentaly these were
needed, for some of London's
toughest characters hung out there
The theater was a handsome one
and had a huge mirror suspended
from the ceiling, which reflected
the entire auditorium Hut the
weight put such a strain 011 the
ropf that the heavy mirror even
tually had to be removed. In IH33
the theater was named the Koyat
Victoria, in honor of the heiress
to the throne iind the next year,
it was the scene of I'aganlni's
fatrweil concert But it was still In
a low-brow section of gangsters
and poverty-filled slums In the
l-tter part of the century, a social
worker took over the theater and t
made it into a coffee hall offering
"purified entertainment and no
intoxicating drinks." the strongest
beverage being hot chocolate And j
it did very well against the saloon
traffic nearby, the fare ranging
fr-tm lantern lectures to variety
shows. .. i
The Old Vic. as the theater was
now called, was one of the first j
pi tees in London to show moving
pictures In 1914. a program cf
Shagespeare was shown and made
an instant hit So this theater
became the home of the Bard's
plays, while ballet and opera Were
concentrated over at the Sadler's
Wells theater in Hast London, an
establishment built over a papula"
inericinal spring, hence its rhyth
mic name, uuruig world War ii
enemy nonius oauly damaged the
wtd vie ineaier. and us company
was forced 10 move to the Mew
Theater, where under the direction
o' iiaipn Kicnaruson and Laurence
Olivier, new heights ot achievement
were readied. t>efirming in lUad, a
plan was launched to present ail
ilie 35 plays ill Ine rust Volio ol
snapesprui e, tnc nrst being "Ham
let,' the iasi lo he given in 1H58.
Tne policy ol the Old Vic is lo
present Snakespiare at prices lo
suit all pocKCI-oooKs The organi
sation is almost sell-contained,
everything that is required in the
prooucUons except wigs and shoes
being made right on toe premises.
The government of Great Britain
helps support the company which
v.e now welcome lo New York.
Some one has remarked that if
shine lanious lines of Shakespeare
which follow were to tie written
by the great bard today, tlicy would
go something like this: "The quali
ty of mercy is not strained?it is
tenderized, pasteurized, filtered,
artificially colored and flavored,
with 4(?o units ol Vitamin D added.
This may seem funny, but the
impressive tact remains that the
words and U'Uth of William Shakes
peare are virtually as fitting today
as they were 300 years ago when
lie was alive and producing them.
BOSTON iAl'i?Stainless steel
baths and an electric dishwasher
arc among the prop* in the new I
$730,000 building o f Boston's
Animal Rescue League, One ot
the baths is large enough to wash
a Shetland pony.
HUNGARIANS WOUNDED IN ANTI-RED UPRISING
A MOSflTAl WARD In Altenburg is filled with wounded Hungarians Injured In the anti-Soviet revolt
Although no figures are available on the number of casualties, the dead are reported In the thousands
and the wounded many times more. Soviet tanks and troops are reported to have withdrawn to the out
skirts of Budapest as the government pleaded for an end to the killing (International Radiophoto)
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This Motorist Can Never Forget!
I itw a flash of red color!
By KOBKKT II. SPIEGEL
1>KS MOINES TRIBUNE WRITER
Don't read this if you have ever
killed a child with your car.
You won't need it.
Otherwise, you had better read
This is for any motorist, more
for tiie careless than the careful.
And it Is for every parent of a
child who might dart into the
street after a rolling ball . . and
never vet it or run tn meet a
friend on the other side of the
street . . . ;ind never reach htm.
'(his Is the story of a man
whose car struck and killed a small
There is >mall comfort to the
man because authorities called it
"an accident". The little girl Ls
The name of the driver isn't
important He suffered enough
| when the impersonal words in the !
! newspaper spelled out what hap-i
pened on that summer day two j
; years ago.
It i enough to say: he's a young
t business man nearing 3d. lie is i
married and has two children,
for the sake ol anonymity he
will be called Mr Miller. This is
j tile way he tells it.
It was a dear, warm day. Mil
ler usually left his office at tlie
edge of town about 5 p.m. On
I this particular day he left early,
shortly before 4 p.m.
l' I Since he has asked himself!
I again and again . . . "Why. why did
1 have to leave early that day?"
Just a minute or two, or i few
second* either way. and it wouldii t
have happened . . J
Miller was driving on a smooth
country road. There was' no post
ed speed limit. Later he estimat
ed he was driving about 45 miles
"I wasn't going anywhere in a
hurry," he says. "I d lelt work
early. There was no rush.
''1 saw this car coming toward
me slowiy. A door swung open on
ine side opposite the driver. 1
saw quue a lew people in the car.
"I never actuaiy saw the girl.
"1 remember seeing a flash of
red color. 1 heard the car hit
something, then 1 saw children
near the rear ol the car that had
"1 knew 1 had hit someone.
Maybe it was their uog. But 1
Knew it wasn t.
"1 was so stunned I let the car
coast a ways."
Me tell aetached from the event.
He was there, but he wasn t.
Authorities pieced together the
story. The man in the car thai
had stopi>ed was bringing several
youngsters home from school. The
chidiern got out of the car and ap
parently ran out from behind the
car. A little girl was first. She ran
in front of Miller's car.
"I ran back and saw her in the
ditch. She was awfully close to
the size of my own little girl."
The driver of the other car ran
up. He carried a blanket. Miller
put the little girl on the blanket
and picked her up in his arms.
Her eyes were closed. They start
ed toward a hospital.
"Ail the time 1 tried to think
that it was nothing more than a
hioken leg. nothing more. But 1
knew she was dead all the time.
Either dead or she was going to
"It was such a lost feeling.
At the hospital they took the
small girl from Miller's arms. He
looked -at the crook of the ami
where he had pillowed her head
The arm was soaked with blood.
He hadn't noticed before.
Two or three minutes later a
doctor came out and said the girl
The "toughest moment" Miller
ever has experienced came a few
minutes later w hen the parents of ,
the girl arrived at the hospital
"I kept thinking. 'What if it had
been my little girl'."
That was two long years ago bul
the accident still lives with Miller.
"Even now when I drive down
the street and see kid- going
across ahead ol me . . . way ahead
. . . the impact is almost as great
as the day of the accident.
"I Hrit.'iv c/i /1-nif i.ui.l
.-<*/ v.uuik;u.ii v tuua > ;
that sometimes I think I look rid- j
iculous, but I don't care."
One great fear ride* with Miller: 1
"It could happen to me again j
. . and 1 couldn't possibly go
through it a second time."
He doesn't want to see a flash j
of red color again. And feel the
S?tne students would like for
election Aaj to come more often
?they Ret a holiday here in
Lawrence Leatherwood, coun
ty superintendent of education,
said all the schools would be
closed Tuesday, Nov. 6. A num
ber of the schools are used as
polling places, and past experi
ences have shown it impractical
to try and conduct school and '
an election in the same area.
Unlike other members of. the
deer family, both sexes of reindeer
Sets Meet For Monday
The Merchants Association will
m?t Monday, November 5, in the
dining room of the First Metho
According to A. D. Harrison, Jr.,
president, the purpose of the
meeting is to discuss impending
legislation affecting merchants.
New York City harbor includes
about 1.500 square miles.
For November 22
The annual Homecoming celebra
bration will be held at Brevard
College. Thursday. November 22.
according to joint announcement
by the Alumni Association and the
The Alumni Association voted
last May to change Homecoming
date from the third weekend in
October to Thanksgiving Day. This
will give alumni an opportunity to
visit the campus on a holiday free
from business responsibilities.
Homecoming festivities will be
combined with Parents' Day. In
addition to entertainment of "old
grads" and their families, parents
of the students now enrolled are
urged to spend the day on the
campus. They will have opportunity
to visit the classes and take part
i't all the festivities.
NORFOLK. Ya (API? Atlantic
fleet ships will be widely dispersed
in ports during holidays. Admiral
Jerauld Wright, commander-in
chief says it will reduce vulner
ability of surprise air
For Vice President <R?
K ST K.N KEFAL'VER
For Vice President (D>
Global Pact On Elegance
HANDS ACROSS THE SEA . . . The new mood of elegance and elaboration is illustrated here by
Important evening fashions from France and California. At left is Pierre Balmaln's fabulous embroid
ered ball (own in luxurious orlon-and-silk satin in pale yellow with pale green velvet stole. At right,
dinner or threater ensemble in gold satin lavishly embroidered in jewels and beading; the sheath
dress has flowing back panels, the matching coat repeats the embroidered motif. Designed by Don
Miguel of I-os Angeles.
bits a now high this fall when it
comes to fashion, if nothing else.
On hoth sides of the Atlantic de
signers agree that ladies should
look like ladies oncx? more, that
feminity and elegance should go
hand in hand and that costumes
for alter dark should be important
The trend is toward rich satins
and brocades, delicate embroidery,
jeweled and beaded trimmings, in I
i the manner of the "mauve decade,"
currently recalled to high fashion
by universal interest in the modes
and manners of 1912.
From Paris to I^os Angeles the
feeling is the same it's a time to
be f miniue and dress to the
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