'Ball Of Fire' Scorched|
. . . But Definitely
HOLLYWOOD - Mr. Sol Freemond may have been pleased when dynamic strip teaser Betty
Rowland, who calls herself the "Ball of Fire," finished her act in a Hollywood night club by patting him on his
bald head in time to a "bump" and a yelp. Mrs. Freemond, however, was not pleased - but definitely.
The result was that Miss Rowland's first yelp was followed immediately by a second, unscheduled one,
as Mrs. Freemond's lighted cigarette tip came in contact with the bare, satiny skin of a part of Miss Rowland's
anatomy where no lighted cigarette tip has any right to be.
Indignantly relating the incident to the deputy city attorney, P. V. Clibborn, Miss Rowland lifted
her skirts high to show a patch on her thigh under which, she averred, the epidermis still smarted. She said that,
after receiving the burn, she went to her dressing room and put on some clothes, then returned to the Freemond
table to ask if the contact with the cigarette had been intentional or accidental.
Mrs. Freemond said that it had been intentional, because of the pat on her husband's head. Miss
Rowland, no ball of fire for fisticuffs, restrained herself from physical action, applied ointment to the burn, and
took her troubles to her lawyer.
14th Gives 22 Awards|
HEADQUARTERS, 14TH AIR FORCE - Twenty-two decorations, including four Soldier's Medals
and four Silver Stars, this week were announced by the 14th Air Force.
Among those decorated was Lt. Cheng Tun Yung of the Chinese Air Force, honored for diving through
a large enemy and bomber formation and shooting down one bomber on July 24. At that time Cheng was a member of the
The list of decorations:
SOLDIER'S MEDAL: T/Sgt. Eugene R. Arvin, S/Sgts. William J. Braowsky, Ralph
J. Scott, and Cpl. John R. Fletcher.
SILVER STAR: Capts. Truman O. Jeffrys and John C. Stewart, Lt. Donald W. Hedrick, S/Sgt. Edward A.
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS: Lt. Herbert F. Hemp (posthumous).
AIR MEDAL: T/Sgt. E. H. Kemp (posthumous), S/Sgt. Jonas C. Unruh (posthumous),
PURPLE HEART: Lts. Eugene McGuire, Donald W. Hedrick, Fennard L. Herring, Emory M. Downs, Charles
F. Whiffen, Jr., Leroy J. Fontaine, and Frederick A. Scheuerman; T/Sgt. Ellis M. Elder, S/Sgts. Jettie R. Darby, Jr.
and Rafael C. Arellano.