Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 164, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 18, 1955 Page: 2 of 8
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2 - BRECKEXRIDf. E AMERICAN —Till'R5D AY. Al*G. Is, 1S 55
Books About Autos Still Interesting
To Public Subject Matter Changing
M> IIAKMAN W. \If IIOI.S
WASHIXGTOX d'Pi— Tli.- pub-
lic serins tn haw maintained over
the y.-aiM its interest in rending
Ac tding to the public libnry of
the I>i«trict of Columbia, :■ few
years ago many >pl«- were chn k
mg "tit books on thi- auto's history.
Like oiii' called "Fill Kr I p,"
whuh went bark to thf befitting
of I he gas bu^'i;>. \nd other hooks
ike James Melson's "Bright
A heels Rolling," an autobiographi
• ii! sketch on the proble • of a
collector of r> lies, or ol«l time oars
K"IVs still ar,. taking nut b...,k-c
"ii automobiles, even though the
emphasis has shifted a little Har-
ry \ Peterson, librarian of the
diet riVt'n biie book shop, says
people these days are leaning to- 1
"obviously," said Peterson, "as
a result m' the 'do-it yourself' craze.
And als<<, there have been a lot of
calls for the books we have in the
stacks on foreign -ports cars."
The nde uranium has played in
(•••cent times has affi cted the reuif-
illg of the public There is great
demand for a little booklet railed
"I'lo.ipectinir f"i I'lanium," pub-
lished by the C. S. Atomic Energy
"Also," I'eterson said, "A book
called 'uranium pi. spector's guide'
is in gr-'at demand."
And getting back a second to
the do it vourself fad, books like
"Inside Today's Hon and P!an-
ning Your llo«e for Play" are in
nil? demand from Doriowein at (he
district public library.
The big library is a pretty popu-
lar place. During the year ended
June "!t. I<M>!>. some 2,"*<tU>ll books
Were lent to the people That rep-
resented an increase of 52. ovei j
the pi evious year.
It isn't hard to imagine that the
Davy Cri.. kett's suddea rise from
the forgotten created a concpicu■
us new tiend in children's read-
"One children's librarian," Pet-
erson said. " re| orted that n ithing
ever rung in her ears with such
vehemence as the cries for Davy
("rockelt fi'im all ages and both
The Librarian added however
that "fortunately boys and girls
a.e a ll;nc to read of oth'-r fron-
tiersmen, especially Daniel Hoone,
who until recently theii r m-
ite h *>n."
Television. the movies, and radio,
as al" ays still influence the rend-
ing: puhii There are demands for
Anderson's I'airy Tales," Verne's
"Twenty Tin-,.sand l.eagues Coder
Russian Bonds Cause Speculative
Stir On Wall Street During Meeting
By CLYDE H. EARXSWORTH.
NEW YORK il'.Ri— Russian
czarist bonds have been causing
some speculative stir in Wail Street
lately, but a payoff by the Rus
sians still seems almost as far ofl
The Geneva summit talk* sup
plied fuel for the speculators whe
hid up the two c*arist bond issues
011 the American stock exchange to
their higest level since 1! 4<'>.
Hut this was purely a "specula
tive binge," one"* big brokerage
bouse said. When nothing concrete
came out of Geneva, the bonds
The Sea," "ivter Pan" and
"Aesop's Fables "
Alas and alack. Shakespeare, at
the moment, seems to tie taking a
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< nances of a settlement depend
>n the supposition the Russians
vill see things our way, the brok
■rage firm said. And there are
ew indications such an attitude
You can huv a #1, tHMi ciarist
x>nd for $8:< 75.
.... Price Down Earlier ....
Earlier this year these bonds
old as low as $41.25. They sold
is high its $127.5d during the Gene
There have been buyers of the
rionds for years. Since 15*20 the
price has ranged from a mere
<1.88 for a $l.mm bond to
In some circles there is the feel-
ing the Russians are slightly near-
•r settling now than they've been
in 3# years since repudiation.
t'arl Matks & Co., biggest deal-
er in foreign securities, said the
Russians must pay their debt
"sometime" if only to restore tlieir
.•r -dit standing among nations for
Other experts agreed a settle-
ment would be of immense propa-
ganda value for the Russians.
Speculators, therefore, tire bet
ting some eventual accord will
net them more than they would re
ceive from a mere distribution
of Russian assets held in this coun-
11 > -
The Treasury is holding #!> 1 mil-
lion of these assets to apply to
all claims by American companies
and citizens against the imperial
$20 Per Claimant
If this entire amount were
awarded the 10,IHM or so holders
of Imperial bonds, they would re-
ceive around #12" for a #1,000
bond. If the Treasury's melon were
tippotinned among all the claim-
ants, a $1,000 bond dwindles to $20.
Face value of the two issues is
$75 million. Hut the Russians owe
around $250 million because of the
interest accruing over the years.
Total claims of American nation-
als against Russia amount 'o <450
million. In addition, the Russians
owe the Cnited States government
$11 billion which was supplied in
lend lease go,>ds in World War II.
Rut if the Russians pay off the
czarist liens, there would be pow-
erful pressure exerted on her to
settle elsewhere. It is estimated
she ewes the French $3.8 billion
and the Kritish more than $3 hil
lion in principal alone. Not taking
into account lend lease, the C. S.'s
portion is small.
Less Talking Is
By MITZ1 GAYNOR
Written for Cnited Press
HOLLYWOOD ten— Girls, I'm
for more listening and less talking.
This may sound like a confession
piece, but confession is good for
I was a chatterbox and i poor
listener and found myself losing
ground, but fast-socially and pm-
I would talk on any subj"ct. at
any length, to anyone - whether
there was it desire by anyone to
listen to me or not. Talk-ng, I
thought,, was the smart thing to
I wns the life of the party, I
thought, with my miles long gab
fests. Whether the occasion was a
press interview, a social evenin
with friends, or a shopping trip
to the fond market, I was "on."
Then one fine da v. and not too
long ago, I changed. Whv Be
cause I was forced into thi- change.
I was getting nowhere with my
giddy girl, feather-brained heroine
"I wanted to find out why I
didn't land more important, more
mature rides. And when I stopped
talking long enough to listen to
the answer, I learned: My chatter-
box personality did not warrant
better t'uio. f'l ./Uuuei s Couldn't
picture me in anything worthier.
And suddenly it dawned on me:
You've got to listen to people to
learn things. Not only about things
in general, but, strangely, about
your own sell. And you can't talk
und listen at the same time.
1 setthsl down and only about
two years ago. I was cast as a
named woman for the first timi
n "There's No Business Like Show
Business." That kind of part was
■>ut of bounds for me before thin.
. *y two most important roles' to
tiate foil owed: a co-starring rule
ih «)nc of the top mimical* of the
j ear, "Anything Goes," co-starring
Ping Crosby, Donald O'Connor and
And my first straight role in
th.* George Gobel comedy now
filming at Paramount. The Gobel
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edy lines, but also the chance of
i handling situations that call for
This lift in my career came
'about only because of the change
,in my mental attitude: I stooped
'talking. I started listening."
I'll* stanikh eats oysters iu the
shell. It pulls the bivalve open with
its suction tenacles, then turru its
own stomacch inside out to d.gest
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