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Thursday, October 3, 1974 HOPE (AKK.) SfAR Page Seven The Dick Cavett Story FRIENDSHIP somehow survived the literary collaboration of Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield. Star-chaser turned writer By Ellie Grossman At 9:15 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, looking rather sleepy but unmistakably like Dick Cavett (only more the bohemian: blond hair longer than usual, a mod beige suit and open-necked green shirt with flared collar), Dick Cavett enters the offices of Harcourt Brace, Jovanovich publishers of his newly released autobiography, "Cavett", for his second interview of the day and wants an opinion on his first interview: "Did you see the Today Show? No? Drat, I wanted to know how it came off." Our party of three, which includes Christopher Porterfield, Cavett's collaborator on the book and the producer of his TV show, moves into a small, comfortable, book- lined conference room. There are some ice-breaking murmurings and joking about how tired everyone is and what was said on the Today Show and the discussion begins. No, the authors say, "Cavett" was not written as a hedge against unemployment, although Cavett's position at ABC is precarious at best. His biweekly status lends him a fair amount of anonymity and his contract with the station expires in December. Still, Porterfield says, "We've been talking about doing a book since October of '72. Being busy, Dick wasn't in a position to .write it alojjf and w'e 'alwa'ys wanted "t< work together. We ve been friends since we were roommates at Yale. "There are two remarkable things, according to the publisher, about the book," he continues. "One, that we finished it at all, and, two, that we did it without finishing our friendship." "Oh, yeah?" Cavett retorts with feigned belligerency, and everyone laughs. Their relationship is, evidently, just what it appears to be in the book, which is written in an entertaining question and answer format. Two old college roommates who stimulate and appreciate each other's wit ana who, perhaps, represent two sides of one personality. Where Cavett is theatrical in demeanor and temperament, Porterfield is businesslike. Tall, affable, thinner than his picture suggests, he wears his dark hair short, his shirt buttoned and collar held with a tie. Where Porterfield is organized and able to plan goals for himself, Cavett, Porterfield says, "doesn't have a time-table for his life and there's a constant desire to set priorities and get organized." It's usually a case of Cavett looking for a pencil on a table and coming across an old New Yorker which captures his attention, foiling his plans to get down to work. In the book, Cavetts' life is informally detailed from childhood in Nebraska (he suffered from an overabundance of shortness and intelligence), through his adventures at Yale and his struggles in New York as an unemployed actor, talent coordinator for the Tonight Show, comedy writer, standup comic and, ultimately, TV talk-show host. "I'm amazed at how long the mechanics took to get the book out," Cavett says. ' I m used to doing a television show and seeing the taped results almost immediately. Still, there's a permanence about the printed page which satisfies him. "The book is there and you can take it down from the shelf and fondle it, as they say," he says smiling. The ^'appetite" for writing is there, too. "The other day, he says, "Burgess, Anthony - I always seem to. talk like a library catalogue — seemed to be urging me to write more." This does not mean, however, a return to the comedy writing he did for Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, "unless 1 had to do it to earn a living. "I don't know where I want to go now," he continues, "and I'm not pulled in any one direction. I'm a performer and not a writer who's taken to performing." Porterfield interjects, ^'In other times, he would have been an actor. He does so well in the talk-show atmosphere because it's liberating to him." A self-confessed star- chaser (the book is full of his encounters as an unknown with celebrities), Cavett denies that, now that he's on the other side, he's inaccessible to his fans. "I tend to vacillate bet- \veen being excessively available and realizing that I can't afford to be. When someone shouts to you, as they did to Katharine Hepburn, 'Hey, come over here, we made you,' it's hard to see it that way. (She replied: 'Like hell you did!') People tend to say, you're a very private person. They don't seem to know that an excessive amount of adoration tends to rankle. For instance, after eight strangers have said, with their eyes beaming, 'I love you,' you're not likely to respond." "The thing about Dick as far as his relationship as an unknown with celebrities," Porterfield says, "is that he always did his homework and made himself interesting 'to them." In mock surprise, Cavett says, "I did. That's right." At one point in the book, Cavett comments on the ultimate dissatisfaction of success, of using one's "hard- bought leisure to indulge your worst habits instead of developing good ones ..." "My God, he says wryly, "we've put in a page from a book by David Frost. Let me see that." "I think Dick was talking there about how disciplined Woody Allen is about using his time to write," Porterfield says. As he speaks, Cavett takes a banana out of his briefcase ("Is it all right?" he asks politely) and begins to eat. That's one of his bad habits," Porterfield says laughing, "carrying bananas." "Sometimes," Cavett adds, picking up the repartee, "I take out a bottle of that soap bubble stuff and . . .", his voice trails off in amusement while he gestures like someone making bubbles. They're a hard combination to resist, Porterfield and Cavett. Kind of like the thinking man's answer to Rowan and Martin. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Best-selling records of the week based on The Cash Box Magazines nationwide survey "Then Came You," Dionne Warwicke and the Spinners "Nothing from Nothing," Billy Preston "I Honestly Love You," Olivia Newton-John "Earache My Eye,'.' Cheech and Chong "Rock Me Gently," Andy Kim "Beach Baby," First Class "You Haven't Done Nothin'," Stevie Wonder "Can't Get Enough," Bad Company "Another Saturday Night," Cat Stevens "Sweet Home Alabama," Lynyrd Skynyrd cuts . < - ••' ' ':' ' * fuel price NEW YORK ( AP) — The Mobil Oil Corp. today cut the price of its gasoline by two cents per gallon, in line .with federal regulations linking wholesale gas prices to the company's crude oil costs. However, motorists are certain to get a break only at company-owned service stations. Dealers owning then- own stations will pay lower wholesale costs lor their gasoline, but, have an option of passing on the lower prices. Present price levels vary geographically, and oil firms generally do not announce the prices charged to wholesale purchasers. —Shop in Hope. WIN AT BRIDGE Unlucky Expert's last chance NORTH (D) 3 476 ¥93 * K72 + AKJ983 WEST EAST 4AK3 4Q542 ¥1076 ¥5 + A96 tJ10853 *7642 +Q105 SOUTH 4 J1098 ¥AKQJ842 + Q4 East-West vulnerable West North East South Pass Pass 4¥ Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—6 * by Oswald & James Jacoby The Olympiad game was over and the Unlucky Expert rushed up to us with his tale of woe. He started, "I guess I am the only declarer in the entire continent who didn't make four hearts on board twelve." "I guess you are, we replied. "What happened?" fi West opened the six of diamonds," was the first part of the reply. He continued: I saw no reason to hop with dummy's king. Nobody leads away from an ace against a preempt. My queen won the trick and I promptly slapped the jack of spades on the ta- ble. East thought a while and played low so West won with the queen. He led back a trump and there was no way for me to avoid the loss of three spades and a diamond." For once in our lives we have to sympathize with him. We doubt if anyone else anywhere in the world was faced with that low diamond lead. However, we think that he should have run off all seven trumps after winning that first trick and see if East and West would have found the right discards. The bidding has been: 3 West North East South U Pass 1* Pass 2* Pass 3* Pass 3 * Pass 4 N.T. Pass 5* Pass ? You, South, hold: 4AK843 VA2 *Q4*KQ87 What do you do now? A—Bid five notrump. You are interested in seven. TODAY'S QUESTION Your partner bids six hearts to show two kings. What do you do now: Answer Tomorrow Television Logs Thursday (M«rch 21-April 19) Y6u'll do very well in material deftliftQS you have today il ybu adhere 10 a prdeUcftt, no-nonsense approach. ^ t ,.. TAURUS (Apftl 20-M.y 26) This is one dl your better problem-solving days, foliew- through on solutions that borne to you at this time. They should work well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Something of value that you're entitled to has often been delayed. It will be in your hands shortly. CANCER (June 21-July 22) A friend you'll be associating with needs some sincere solutions to her present dilemma. You can best help by leveling with her. LEO (July 23-Aufl. 22) You are now in a cycle where you'll reap hard-earned rewards pro i vided you're willing to pay the price of diligence and persistence. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) If you believe your Ideas are right, be sure to stand up for them when they ate challenged. Don't yield without a discussion. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) The way the situation will be handled will have you wondering if one you're involved with has your best interests at heart. The answer is "yes," SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) You're going to arrive at a sensible decision regarding something serious you've been pondering tor a long time. Implement it cautiously. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23- Dec, 21) You're up to meeting and overcoming difficult challenges, especially where work or career Is concerned. Hang in there. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Something of consequence will come from a social encounter you'll, experience today. Be extra-attentive if an older person is involved. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) A good day to give as much time as possible to practical domestic matters. You'll be surprised how much can be accomplished. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) It appears you're a bit behind on communications of a social nature. Tackle that specific task now, while you're able to 53v all the right things. your birthday Oct. 4, 1974 • This will be a year where you will make some very worthwhile changes that will contribute to sturdier foundations. Also: An achievement will result that adds to your status. Daylight savings tone? In some areas of the alps, it was believed that the sounding of a horn would prolong daylight! Night 6:00 Villa Alegfe 2 Truth Of Consequences 3*10 News 44.MMS that Girl 5 Hogan's Heroes 8 6:30 Arkansas Game And Fish 2 to tell The truth 3 Beverly Hillbillies 4-6 FBI 5 Gomer Pyle 8 Beverly Hillbillies 10 Jerry McKinnls 11 Kidnaped minister released FORT SMItH, Ark. (AP) .Bill Fairchild, minister of the Fort Smith Church of Christ, was abducted at gunpoint while working at the church's building Wednesday but later freed himself unharmed, authorities said. the FBI said Wednesday night lhal William Rowland Roberts, 37, an escaped convict, was wanted in five states in connection with abductions and robberies of various persons, primarily Catholic priests, the FBI also said it • wanted to question Roberts about the Fairchild abduction. The FBI said Roberts might be in the Little Rock area and that he was considered armed and dangerous. He was described as white, 6 feet tall and weighing 185 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities said Fairchild was doing paperwork at the building when a man walked up to him and identified himself as John Price. The man told Fairchild he was an insurance salesman who had moved to Fort Smith from Charleston, W. Va. Officers said the man then allegedly took the minister's wallet. Fairchild said he told the man he had no money and that there, was no money at the building. The man allegedly told Fairchild to get some money from church members. The minister said he telephoned two members and obtained about $200. Police said the abductor then drove Fairchild to King's Row Motel, where the minister was left bound. Fairchild later freed himself and called police. 12 2 3-7-10 44 Dr. Lamb All calories are the same Send $1 lor JACQBY MODERN book to: "Win at Bridge," (do this newspaper), P.O. Box 489, Radio City Station. New York. N.Y. 10019. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.l By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - My husband and I have an argument concerning calories. He claims one'can eat even 500 calories in fat, butter, or sweet cream, and not get fat — sick maybe, but not fat. I disagree very much. He is five feet six, weighs 210 pounds and is 67. He is trying to lose weight and says it doesn't matter what one eats as long as he doesn't overeat his 3,000 calories a day. I disagree again. Some days he doesn't eat at all, drinks coffee all day, to cut his appetite he says. I think this is wrong also. It's bad for your nervous system. He's very irritable when he drinks all that coffee. Who is right? DEAR READER - I don't think he is going to lose much weight on 3,000 calories regardless of what kind of food it is, unless as you say, it makes him sick. He will probably need to cut down well below that level unless he is far more active physically than I would guess him to be. The important thing in losing weight is how many calories you eat (whether it is fat, carbohydrate or protein), and how many calories your body uses. A calorie is a calorie whether it comes from protein food or carbohydrate. Think of it like your checking account. The balance, what you weigh, is always the accumulative result of what you have eaten and absorbed into your body against the amount you have used. Those crash days on a diet are not a good approach. The goal of a diet is to lose excess fat safely and keep it off. Your husband would do much better to be on a well- planned, balanced diet, low enough'in calories to cause a slow but steady loss of fat. Then he should stick to that diet or add a few calories for maintenance once he has gotten down to the desired level, too much coffee can be harmful. For more information you can write to me at P. 0. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019 and ask for the booklet on Losing Weight. Send 50 cents to cover costs. DEAR DR. LAMB - About 30 years ago a doctor advised my brother-in-law to stop smoking or else his legs would give out on him. But he refused to quit so now after walking one block he must stop to rest, and he is unable to drive his car because of his weak legs. Did cigarettes really cause his legs to get that weak? If so how? DEAR READER - Probably. There is a particularly rapid form of obstruction of the opening of the arteries that is stimulated by tobacco. It is called Buerger s disease. As the opening in the arteries in the legs fills up it becomes impossible to increase the blood flow to them. When you walk or run or use a muscle you must increase the blood flow to deliver oxygen and more nutrients. When you can't do this the leg muscles develop severe cramps or pain. By -resting a few minutes to allow the circulation to catch up with the needs of the muscle the pain usually goes away. The muscles lose their strength and deteriorate. As obstruction progresses some people develop gangrene and require an amputation. The disease can affect the hands, too. 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