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WEDDING FORTHCOMING Steven Rockefeirer, son of
New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, is shown with
his fiancee Anne Marie Rasmussen in Kristiansand, Nor
way, during a news conference. Steven, 23, told news
t men that he and Anne Marie, 21, a former maid in the
Rockefeller household, plan to wed on August 22.
PRETTY ANNE MARIE READY
FOR LIFE AS A ROCKEFELLER
(EDITOR'S NOTE: In lest
than three weeks a young wom
an from a tiny Norwegian town
will marry one W America's
most eligible bachelors. What
kind of a girl is she What has
been her family and educational
background? In the following
dispatch, United Press Interna
tional gives you a brief life
story of the girl soon to become
a member of one of Ihe richest
families in America.)
KRISTIANSAND. Norway 'UI'l
I'rctty Anne Marie Hasmussen
faces a lot of problems Cinderella
never dreamed of when, on Aug.
22. she becomes a Rockefeller.
She already has had a taste of
one problem the publicity that
accompanied her romance with
Steven Rockefeller, and. by her
own admission, she was "scared
stiff.1' More problems arc on the
way when Anne Marie leaves her
home in the quiet town of SoRnc
to set up housekeeping in a New
But friends ,jilL tell you. she is
a stable, well adjusted girl, with
old-fashioned thouKh by no
means outdated values, a id she is
quite ready to take on the chal
lenge. Anne Marie was born 21 years
ago on the island of Boroeya out
side Tvedestrand. where her fath
er had a household goods store.
She moved to Sagne. on the south
ern tip of Norway, after World
Anne Marie loves good music
DON WILSON IS TURNING
BULK Y TALENT TO DRAMA
HOLLYWOOD ' VPI ' Jovial
Don Wilson, longtime '2" years',
announcer for Jack Benny, is
turning his bulky talent to drama
this week in a segment of TV's
"Den'h Valley Days."
Not Hint the hefty Wilson has
n't branched mil in Hie nasi, lie's
apieai cd in movies without
benefactor Benny, but always
playing an ninourccr. This time
Don portrays a con man parad
ing through the Old West dis
guised as a preacher
"It's a very fat part," said fat
"I hope this departure will
ocn new avenues of perform
ing. It's just possible the charac
ter I'm playing will become the
lead in a new series. I want
people to Lok on Wilson as
something more than an announc
er.1' Appears in November
The show, tilled "Gates Ajar
Morgan," hits the airlun.es next
Novernber. Between now . and
then Wilson will he seen regu
larly on Benny's program i
"I began with Jack on radio
in 1934," he recalled. "My work
was restricted to announcing and
reading commercials. As wc
moved along Jack made me a
regular member of the cast a
character. For 17 years 1 was
voted most popular radio an
nouncer. "It's been many years since
I've done outright commercials
on the show. Now I guess I
qualify as an 'actor.1
"All of us with Jack are for
tunate to have been associated
wilh such a great guy. He's al
ways interested when we do oth
er things. '
Portly Don was eneour.:ed by
Ponnv aarlii.r Ihic vr:ir lihpn hp
and his actress wife appeared to
gether in " The tireat onasnans
at the Laguna Beach Playhouse.
It started him off on the dra
'Television has worked a hard
ship on :iiiiiounrcrs," lie said
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"You can keep your rock and
roll as far as I am concerned,"
she says. "When I dance, it is in
the old fashioned way."
Some reports would have it
that Anne Marie grew up in an
overly strict. Lutheran home, dim
ming her capacity for a good
time. But Anne Marie denies this.
"I like to have fun and 1 think
I am a natural Norwegian girl,"
she says. She has the sparkling
blue eyes and blonde hair to
prove her point.
Anne Marie has had compara
tively little formal education. She
attended a rural elementary
school for seven years. In 1956
she went to New York to study
English, spending two years at a
Her quest for work to pay for
her studies took her into the
Rockefeller home as a maid.
There she had her first introduc
tion to Steven. She also worked
in a department store and an in-su-ance
company, returning home
'Chn HIH rni kimu much "
ven recalled. "But she took special
lessons each night and was rather
good after eight months.
Anne Marie knows what dras
tic changes face her in marriage
to a Kockefeller, but she doesn't
intend to let her new life affect
her sense of values or her appre
ciation of where she got them.
"Whatever happens and what
ever my station in life will be,
I will never forget the heritage
I bring with me from my father
and mother, she said.
pitch artists and that's it.
"In radio an oi us useo. 10
unrk steadily nlavine hundreds
of roles. Our voices were such
that we weren't identified with
rnir regular iobs.
"Harry Von Zell, or the old
Burns and Allen show, became a
lorrifir rnmnfli.'in in his ' own
right. He has established himself
as a perforrpcr wno can no any
thing. The late Bill Goodwin was
..nnihi.r iinnnimrpr who switched
to playing comedy, straight roles
ARLINGTON LTI Oregon's
193!) Centennial pioneers traveled
due west today headed for a wag
on train encamoment four miles
east of here and their first
glimpse of the Columbia river.
Tonight's encampment will be
made overlooking the river.
Tuesday night the wagon train
camped on the football field of
L'nion high school in Boardman
and lunch and buffet supper was
provided by Boardman residents.
Ray Waters, shipyard master of
the Pacific Inland Navigation
Company of The Dalles. Tuesday
outlined the train's barge trip
down the Columbia Monday.
He said the barge, a 220-foot
lone and 22-foot wide converted
LSM. would leave The Dalles city
port dock at 8 a. m. Monday and
the barge s expected time of ar
rival at Willamette park in Port
land w as about 10 p m.
Tentative plans called for a
chicken dinner to be served while
the barge is in Bonneville locks
Waters said the barge Tuesday
carried 920 tons of wheat from
The Dalles to Portland, last com
mercial haul before Hie wn,"niv
THAT ISN'T MY BROTHER, THAT'S ME
Don't Blame Sen. Kennedy
For All Of The Confusion
WASHINGTON IPI Ono
thing is sure. The electorate is
aroused about the pending labor
reform bill. This is not to say
that it is informed.
Robert F. Kennedy, counsel for
the Senate Rackets Committee,
went on Jack Paar's TV show re
cently and told late night viewers
the bill ought to be passed and
to write their congressmen about
That's what they've been doing,
too. But members of the Senate,
which passed the bill long ago by
a vote of 90 to 1, are beginning
to wish Kennedy had been more
It's the House of Representa
tives that hasn't yet voted aye.
Even Sen. John F. Kennedy
iD-Mass i. Bob's brother and co-
sponsor of the Senate bill, has
been flooded with mail. Some of
it commands him sternly to vote
for his bill.
The senator feels that some of
the letter writers might have
been a little more tactful. These
are the ones who are demanding
a vote for "Sen. bob Kennedy's
Thousands of Letters
Other senators have been hear
ing about it, too, counting their
mixed-up mail in the thousands.
House members, of course, are
getting their share of letters.
And everybody says they're go
ing to do something about it.
The House Labor Committee,
which approved a modified ver
sion of the bill 10 days ago, fi
nally has got out its formal re
port to the House. This of course
is where House members learn
what's in the bill.
The question, though, is which
part of the report should they
read? Although the committee
voted for the bill 16 to 14. only S
of the 30 members now come
right out and admit that they
In addition to a non partisan.
non-controversial and reasonably
enlightening analysis of the meas
ure prepared by a staff member,
the report includes a "statement"
an "additional statement, and
'additional, dissenting, and sepa
rate" views, with some members
signing more than one of the to
tal of 10. The whole thing is so
perplexing committee clerks felt
it wise to index the 106-page vol
ume. Explain Votes
After approving the bill at a
closed session, committee mem
bers jostled each other hurrying
to the press gallery to explain
why they weren't for it. Chair
man Graham A. Barden (D-N.C.)
who voted aye, said the bill was
no good and refused to give it his
Rep. James Roosevelt D-
Calif.) voted against it because it
was anti-union. Rep. Carroll D.
Kearns iR-Pa.) voted against it
because it was pro-union.
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Rep. Carl D. Perkins iD-Ky.)
said the bill "has many good
provisions." He voted against it.
Rep. Peter Krelinghuysen Jr..
iR-N.J.i called it "woefully in
adequate." He voted for it.
So if Jack Paar'i public is con
fused, who is to blame them?
Certainly not Sen. Kennedy. He's
getting inured to confusion.
On a plane trip the other day a
lady passenger eyed him awhile,
simpered a little, and finally got
up courage to say, "aren't you
Mr. Kennedy?" He admitted mod
estly that he was.
"I'm so delighted to meet
you,1' said the lady. "1 watch
you on TV at those labor hear
ings. I wanted to tell you what
a wonderful job you are doing,
trying to got Jimmy Hoffa!"
"Thank you ma'am," Kennedy
JAPAN HAS'NT FORGOTTEN
LAUNCHING OF ATOMIC AGE
By ARNOLD DIBBLE
UPI Staff Writer
TOKYO (UPI I Japan has not
forgotten not by a long shot
that 14 years ago this week the
atomic age was launched with the
death of 78.150 persons in Hiro
But slightly, ever so slightly.
public opinion is changing.
The Japanese still are horror-
stricken over that first atomic
bomb strike on Hiroshima on
Aug. 6, 1945. where, in addition
to the staggering death toll, 37,
425 persons were injured and 13,-
083 were listed as missing.
The Hiroshima attack was fol
lowed three days later by the sec
ond atomic bomb attack on Naga
saki in which 73,884 persons were
killed. Five days later Japan sur
rendered. Many Still Dying
The Japanese are hardly al
lowed to forget the twin horror
because many still ure dying of
the diseases caused by atomic
radiation and this always makes
news in Japan.
But the fervor ai'ainst atomic
weapons is slowly calming.
In Japan, the only country ever
to suffer atomic warfare, the
anti-nuclear weapon campaign
has not always been in sole pos
session of the Communists and
their fellow travelers as has been
the case in many other countries.
Indeed, Tory Party leaders, from
Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi
on down, have issued statements
from time to time deploring
atomic weapons. Japan s united
Nations delegation has been in the
forefront of the campaign to out
law atomic tests.
This year, two significant
events have taken place which
have great bearing and effect
upon public opinion so far as it
regards the anti-nuclear weapons
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DUPONT 501 CARPET
"I'm sorry." she said. "I realize
now. But I've seen you too. in
the paiiers and magazines. And 1
know how happy you must be
with your wife and those lovely
children out on the farm in Vir
ginia." "Thanks again," Kennedy said
"Thai's Bobby, too."
"Well, I'm awfully sorry to
have mistaken you,' she said as
the plane drew up to the ramp.
"But will you be seeing your
"Yes, I wUI," the senator said.
"Well, take him a message for
me. Tell him I'm for him. und 1
sure hope he gets the Democrat
ic nomination for president."
"That," Kennedy said, "isn't
my brother. That's me!"
1. The Hiroshima Prefectural
Assembly voted to cut off subsi
dies to the Japan Council Against
Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs
which is holding its annual meet
ing In Hiroshima this week.
2. Tlie leaders of the council
agreed to draw up plans to op
pose the revision of the U.S.-Ja-
pan security treaty as part 'of its
The first move shows clearly
that Japanese government offi
cials at last are beginning to dis
associate themselves from the
council. The second move shows
just as clearly that the left-wing
ers finally have captured the
By mixing up Ihe anti-nuclear
campaign wilh the U S -Japan se
curity treaty revisions negotia
tions, the council leaders have of
fended a large segment of Japa
nese public opinion who feci
strongly that there is no connec
tion between the two issues. The
leftist leadership of the anti-bomb
council has become so pronounced
that it has offended many sober.
middle-of-the-road backers it once
Hit Security Revisions
These left-wingers are trying to
peddle the line that revision of
the security treaty will open up
Japan for the introduction of nu
clear weapons. This, according to
Tory leaders and Americans who
should know, is patently false.
Actually, although it never has
been defined publicly or official
ly, American officials are leaning
more and more toward the idea
that it would be better ta keep
nuclear weapons out of Japan.
The reasoning is simple. In
case of war, U.S. forces the
Navy possibly excepted do not
need bases in Japan. What they
do need is the vast Japanese in
dustrial complex, the only major
said, "but that's not me.
my brother. Bobby."
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By MERRIMAN SMITH
UPI Staff Writer
President Eisenhower has
sumed another snort skeet shoot -
ing. He has a fine range back of
his nouse at Gettysburg with all
the proper equipment for flinging
clay pigeons into the air electron
ically. He takes his stand with
a shotgun and bangs away.
The President has an excellent
shooting eye and if he kept up
the sport with any consistency,
those who have seen him blaze
away at quail in South Georgia
say he'd be better at it than he
JANET LEIGH IN BETTER
SHAPE NOW THAN BEFORE
HOLLYWOOD il'PIi Janet live around the house 1 didn't
Leigh, starring in her first movie
since the birth of her baby eight
months ago, is in better shac
(36 23-36) than she was before the
stork began flapping around. The
blonde, beauty obv iously didn't al
low motherhood to louse up her
Husband Tony Curtis, who
slopped by her dressing room for
a quick kiss, observed, she has
the best figure in town. She gets
more wolf whistles now than
when we were first dating."
Janet, dressed in a skintight
leotard, unhesitatingly agreed.
. "Four years ago my measure
ments were 36-23-35," she said,
"but I was top-heavy. It's not
just the bust, waist and hip meas
urements that count. Before my
two children were born I had a
very narrow rib cage, which
means I looked as if I were all
Co-Stars With Husband
"Now I taer down gradually to
my waist. 1 look belter both in
and out of my clothes.
The whole Mrs. Curtis package
is wrapped in 110 pounds of
curves, supported by a pair of
the shapeliest steins in Cinema
. Moviegoers will be able to ogle
Janet for themselves later this
year when she and Tony co-star
in "Who Was That Lady" for
Columbia Pictures. It's the cou
ple's fifth picture together.
"I gained only 10 pounds while
I was pregnant," Janet chat
"That's the secret. Most wom
en are afraid they'll ruin their
figures by having babies. Well
it's not what a girl does after the
baby arrives. It's a matter of
staying in condition while they're
Careful Of Diet
"I was careful of my diet and
ate very little salt. After my
daughter Jamie was born I start
ed ' playing tennis, and within
three weeks I could wear all my
clothes. Fortunately, I'm so ac-
industrial complex in Asia. Thus,
if this industrial complex could be
spared by the simple expedient of
keeping Japan barren of nuclear
weapons and bases, many U.S.
thinkers believe it should lie done.
And most Japanese heartily
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NYLON rJ-! n. nth.r ;,m 1
is at golf.
The President plays the Gettys
burg Cluh course on weekends as
an honorary member, but he's, in
the process of getting a resident
membership for his son, John,
who now makes his home in
Gettysburg with his wife, Barba
ra, and their four children.
The club members are natur;il
ly happy to have their course
honored two or three times a
wk by the President playing
their layout. His entourage of
electric golf carts and accom-
I panying Secret Service agents
have to lake exercises.
"Too many women decide they
will be lazy during pregnancy.
They just lie around and expect
other people, including their hus
bands, to wait on them."
"Nowadays maturity is the
most important element on the
screen, and In-coming a mother
makes I lie difference. I don't
have to wear low-cut dresses any
more to prove I'm sexy or to
make people aware I'm a
Tony reapearcd to escort his
wife to the set.
"I heard your last remark." he
grinned. "And baby, you're livin'
proof Hut womanhood is here to
HOOVER HAILS SUGGESTION
NEW YORK (UP) FBI Di
rector' J. Kdgar Hoover Monday
hailed a proposal by Richard Car
dinal Gushing, archbishop of Bos
ton, that students be taught alwut
communism in high schools and
colleges. "If the principle, aims
and tactics of this atheistic evil
were proierly and intelligently
taught in our schools," Hoover
said, "we would be doing much
to combat this evil. But he em
phasized that great care should
be exercised in selecting the in
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with their walkie-talkie radios and
golf bags containing high-powered
rifles is referred to in some raf
fish country club sets as "the
The club members, who charge
most outsiders $5 per round, fade
willingly from the fairways when
the presidential golf party hoves
into view. Simple courtesy dic
tates that the players ahead of
the President wave to his party
to "play through."
Ninety per cent of the time, the
reporters at the first tee at the
Gettysburg golf course are sitting
or standing within a few feet of
him and 90 per cent of the time
he never speak or acknowledges
any sort, of recognition. ,
The reporters really try to stay
away from him when he's play
ing golf. They watch him start
and finish his game, but do not
follow him around the course. But
their jobs do require theis rela
tively near presence when he's on
a course that is semi- public.
Nevertheless, he doesn't like
being" watched and this is only
human, as any golfer can testify
who has ever hit a grass-cutting
drive of 30 or 40 yards from a
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