Helen and I spent two years living the Army life, and when I got out in 1945, I not only knew I wantedto go into retailing, I also knew I wanted to go into business for myself. My only experience was thePenney job, but I had a lot of confidence that I could be successful on my own. Our last Army postingwas inSalt Lake City, and I went to the library there and checked out every book on retailing. I alsospent a lot of my off-duty time studying ZCMI, the Mormon Church's department store out there, justfiguring that when I got back to civilian life I would somehow go into the department store business. Theonly question left was where we were going to set up housekeeping. 鈥淎s if I shouldn鈥檛 feel what happened to you 鈥?just the same,鈥?she said, with reproach of another kind 鈥?the reproach of love, asking for more trust. This yielding to the idea of Stephen鈥檚 suffering was more fatal than the other yielding, because it was less distinguishable from that sense of others鈥?claims which was the moral basis of her resistance. It's the chance to try my wings at something new, says the jovial musician, in a somewhat gravelly, high-pitched voice marked by flawless diction. "Also, it's a chance to inform. I suppose I'm a frustrated professor of sorts. This show is a way of stating that, in fact, there were blacks involved in productions on Broadway as far back as 1900 鈥?perhaps even further back. Many were performers who wrote their own material. Others were composers and lyricists whose writing was not confined to black performers. Some of them wrote for the Ziegfeld Follies." 日本无码不卡高清免费v Asked to evaluate her career as a whole, Tammy notes that all but one of the shows she has done "seemed to open and close in a natural way. There's always a reason why a play ends prematurely. 鈥?It's nice to please the public, but you can't constantly be thinking that they will accept this but not something else from you. You have to go by your feelings. If something is good, the public will go to see it." EASTSIDER DICK SHAWN D.W. Griffith, the father of motion pictures, used to say there were only two people who outworked him 鈥?Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish. Pickford, who died last May, made her final film in 1933. But Lillian Gish never got around to retiring. At 83, she is perhaps the most active living legend in America. "Me and Sam used to have a big time picking items. We'd go buy a Dallas newspaper and a Little Rocknewspaper and a Fort Smith newspaper, and he'd say, 'Well now, Phil, let's make us up some kind of anad for this weekend.' So we'd look around the store and find a big display of socks or a big display ofpanties, or a wastebasket, or a broom, or a big old stack of motor oil. We'd pick out, say, twenty items,and then we'd sit down on the floor with a pair of scissors and go through those newspapers until wefound some store that had run oil, and we'd just cut out the oil can and paste it on there and write'Pennzoil 30W' and stick our price on it. And we'd do the same thing for the socks and the panties andthe wastebasket just make up our own ad out of everybody else's ads in those newspapers. But itworked! Because we made real hot prices. He'd say there was no use running an ad everybody else wasrunning for the same price, or why would they come in Sam was a dime store man so at first he wantedto make a certain percentage of profit on everything. But he came around to the idea that a real hot itemwould really bring them in the store so we finally started running things like toothpaste for sixteen cents atube. Then we'd have to worry about getting enough of it in stock."A little later on, Phil ran what became one of the most famous item promotions in our history. We senthim down to open store number 52 in Hot Springs, Arkansasthe first store we ever opened in a townthat already had a Kmart. Phil got there and decided Kmart had been getting away with some pretty highprices in the absence of any discounting competition. So he worked up a detergent promotion that turnedinto the world's largest display ever of Tide, or maybe Cheersome detergent. He worked out a deal toget about $1.00 off a case if he would buy some absolutely ridiculous amount of detergent, somethinglike 3,500 cases of the giant-sized box. Then he ran it as an ad promotion for, say, $1.99 a box, off fromthe usual $3.97. Well, when all of us in the Bentonville office saw how much he'd bought, we reallythought old Phil had completely gone over the dam. This was an unbelievable amount of soap. It made upa pyramid of detergent boxes that ran twelve to eighteen cases highall the way to the ceiling, and it was75 or 100 feet long, which took up the whole aisle across the back of the store, and then it was about 12feet wide so you could hardly get past it. I think a lot of companies would have fired Phil for that one, butwe always felt we had to try some of this crazy stuff. Rhoda was, as has been said, extremely sensitive to beauty, and Minnie's whole aspect struck her with admiration. The picturesque rich-coloured robe, the delicate white hands relieved upon it, the graceful languor of Minnie's attitude, and the air of refinement in the young lady and her surroundings, were all intensely appreciated by poor little Rhoda, who stood dumb and blushing before her hostess.