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Movie: Wild River, 20th Century Fox, 1960. Business enterprises: Pack-Davis Music, BMI, Cleveland, Tenn.; Pack Productions, Cleveland; Marshall Pack Produc­tions, films, Cleveland. Honors and awards: Every Hour and Every Day, top seller in Gospel music, 1957; One by One, top seller, 1958-9; Mail order from Heaven, top seller, 1956. Address: 132 18th Street, N.E., Cleveland, Tennessee.
Paul, Les "Rhubarb Red." b. 1906, Waukesha, Wis.; w. Mary Ford. Was Music Director, WJJD, Chicago, 111. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WJRN, Racine, Wis.; WIND, Chicago, 111.; N.Y.C., N.Y.; WJJD, Chicago, 111.; Jimmy Dean Show, CBS-TV; WSM Grand Ole Opry, ABC-TV; Fred Waring and Pennsylvanians; and with Mary Ford. Decca, Columbia, and Capitol Records. Re­corded: Brazil; How High the Moon; Vaya Con Dios; etc. Address: Capitol Records, Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood, California.
Payne, Leon Roger, b. 6/15/17, Alba, Texas; w. Myrtie Velma Cormier; s. Leon Roger, Jr., 9; d. Rene Agee, 17; Patricia Lee, 20; and Myrtie Lee, 10. Blind—attended the Texas Sch. for the Blind, Austin, Texas, 1924-35. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience, 1935-60: KWET, Palestine, Texas, 1935; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La.; Big D Jamboree, Dallas, Texas; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; WOAI and WOAI-TV, San An­tonio, Texas; KGRO, Dallas, Texas; KM J, Fresno, Calif.; KLEE, Houston, Texas; KTEM-TV, Temple, Texas; with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys; with Jack Rhodes and the Rhythm Boys, 1948-9; and leader of the Lone Star Buddies, 1949—. Made records since 1939, and made 6-8 each year. MGM, Bluebird, Bullet, Capitol, Decca, Starday, TNT, and DEE Records. Songs re­corded: You Don't Love Me But I'll Always Care, 1939; Ten Thousand Tomorrows, 1940; Down Where the Vio­lets Grow, 1940; Lifetime to Regret, 1948; Don't Try It, 1948; I Love You Because, 1949; Link in the Chain of Broken Hearts, 1949; Pedro, 1953; Don't Be Afraid, 1953; You Are the One, 1957; Doorstep to Heaven, 1957; I'll be Around, 1959; Ship of Dreams, 1959; Mitli McGraw, 1959; Brothers of the Bottle, 1959. Most popular song was I