Clipped From The Ludington Daily News
David Hedison Picked As Best TV Newcomer By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP TelevUion-Radlo Writer NEW YORK (AP)-It was a spring, much like this one, four years ago when an almost unknown young actor named Vincent Edwards landed the title role of a new television" series called "Ben Casey." Six months later he was a real star. Seven years ago, the same experience befell a tall, husky fellow who, because of a slight resemblance to John Wayne, was cast as Marshal Matt Dillon of a new show called "Gun- smoke." Right now, with most of next season's television programs and their casts chosen, there are many actors who are yet- to-be-bom stars. Qne is David Hedison who has been picked as the romantic co - star with Richard Basehart in an action series on ABC called "Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea." Tall, dark Hedison, 35, was picked three or four seasons back to play Cary Grantish master spy in an NBC series called "Five Fingers." Thf seriej wu 4tpofitf4 neatly into a time spot where it conflicted with what were then two of the most popular shows on the air, CBS' "Have "Gun, Will Travel" and "Gun- smoke." Poor old "Five Fingers" never had a chance. It was canceled by the sponsor after the fourth show and was removed after 14. NBC quietly substituted a public affairs show for the rest of the season. Today, Hedison does not think the association with a failure hurt him as a potential star. "But I sure want this one to be a success," he confessed. "I have a lot of enthusiasm for it—the scripts look pretty good and there will be a lot of variety in the story lines." REPORT ARRESTS EAST LANSING (AP)-State police officers arrested 16,100 persons in February—14,750 of them for traffic offenses, Commissioner Joseph Childs said in the department's monthly report. Also arrested were 412 juvenile traffic offenders and 901 wayward minor.