Hill-Billy Star To Be Featured In Charity Show
Memphis´ own hill-billy singing star - Elvis Presley - will head-line the variety part of Les Wolfe´s seventh annual Christ-mas charity wrestling - musical show at the Auditorium tonight.
The Memphis boy has become one of the top favorites in the nation in two years. Only a few weeks ago he signed a long-term recording contract with RCA.
Slim Rhodes and his Moun-taineers will open the charity event at 8 p.m. with a 30-min-ute concert, featuring the sing-ing antics of Speck Rhodes.
The Dixie Dolls, four glamor-ous gals with dancing feet, will present a mambo number. They are Peggy Holden, Reesie White, Charlotte Morgan and Dottie Lee.
Sharing the spotlight with the experienced entertainers will be 15-year-old Jo Haynes of White-haven, who will present a mod-ern jazz number and twirl a fire baton.
Trent Wood, staff announcer of WMCT, The Commercial Ap-peal television station, will be master of ceremonies of the va-riety program.
All proceeds from tonight´s show will be divided between The Commercial Appeal-Ameri-can Legion Christmas Basket Fund and the Memphis Press- Scimitar Goodfellows.
Tickets will be on sale at 9 this morning at Florsheim´s, Main and Madison.