The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on January 2, 1977 · Page 166
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 166

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, January 2, 1977
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1 There are now ORDITluG EARTH . ii jipii nu jit,,; 800 man-made satellites orbiting the earth. Some 455 are communications satellites working .24 hours a day. Others provide weather forecasts and espionage information. Happy New Year. May 1977 be a year of joy and fun for you and your family. We hope you'll let us contribute to your pleasure by bringing you selected REA1 Y South Africa is rich in gold, television programs we believe are something special. Adventure. Some of history's great explorers were driven by ideals, others by greed, still others by simple curiosity. But all endured fear and discomfort, and all faced death. This month Mobil begins a 10-week series TO Mill Pla"ki-num' dia-III ULUll monds and many on famous and little-known explorers called Ten Who Dared. Narrated by Anthony Quinn, these hour-long documentaries, filmed on location, will take you on odysseys beginning with Christopher Columbus and climaxing with Roald Amundsen, who crossed a frozen continent in 1911 to reach the South Pole. Check your TV listings for the times and dates of the 10 episodes. 1 f jSLkTsjs.: . V-. SWISS BRIG. GEN. JEAN-LOUIS JEANMAIRE QIVflQQ Switzerland is Ulf lUU a peaceful country that SCAIJDAL hasn't gone to "I HOPE THE UTrLE QUY POESNT TURN INK) A RERUN BY JUNE' metals. It is also rich in black labor, which it has exploited for years. In the past 40 years, 27,000 lives have been lost in deep-level mining and in violent fights at the large bachelor compounds where thousands of black miners live. A report published by the Southern Africa labor and development research unit at Cape Town University claims two major causes of disturbances are the living conditions in the bachelor compounds to which rural Africans are brought for one or two years of contract labor and the lack of worker representation. The black miner has no trade union to represent him and "is employed in a society which does not offer him status, recognition, housing, security, education for his children, ego rewards, diversion or opportunity. "Within this insulated, abnormal environment," the report continues, "the competition for the available women, the substitution of homosexual for heterosexual practices and the sublimation of erotic urges are extremely explosive ingredients. "The matter for surprise is not that a wave of violence has erupted in recent times, but rather that it has been so delayed." In South Africa approximately 500,000 black miners are drawn from South Africa, Botswana, Rhodesia, Transkei and Mozambique. The war in Angola and along the Rhodesian front has heightened their political awareness. They are no longer docile. They are volatile, and their potential violence is ready to surface. SHEARER 1977 Banjos and tambourines. Ragtime and blues, some authentic and some brand new, provide the background for a two-hour "Mobil Showcase" special, Minstrel Man, on CBS next month. Through the lives of two brothers (fictional, but inspired by real people and true events) Minstrel Man examines the roots of the black performer in America and traces his early triumphs and some of his bitter frustrations. Drama. With the Great War behind them, how will the Bellamys fare? They will encounter romances, scandals, tragedies, quarrels, politics and strikes. They will confront the hysterical gaiety of the Roaring Twenties in their usual unflappable manner. You can join them as "Masterpiece war for centuries. Surely it poses no threat to the Soviet Union. Why then would the Soviets plant, spies there to ferret out Swiss defense secrets? A short while ago, Switzerland's former air defense chief, Brig. Gen. Jean-Louis Jeanmaire, a stocky, silver-haired 66, was arrested for allegedly telling the Russians all ahout Swiss air defenses. Jeanmaire, it seems, has been in contact with Soviet agents since 1959. Moreover, his wife knew of his activities and even helped him at one point. Kurt Furgler, the Swiss justice and police minister, has told Parliament that Jeanmaire, who retired last year after commanding air defense forces for six years, also supplied information about military and political leaders to Soviet agents. Jeanmaire will be tried by military tribunal and, if convicted, faces a possible 20-year sentence. His wife, Yvonne, has not been arrested because she is too ill to flee. All of the Soviet embassy staff in Berne involved in the corruption of Jeanmaire have quietly departed Switzerland. Theatre" presents a new series of Upstairs, Downstairs episodes. They begin January 16 on the Public Broadcasting Service. All made possible by a grant from Mobil. Sports. The score was Green Bay 34, Dallas 27, with less than two minutes left on the clock and the National Football League championship at stake. Dallas, two yards from the goal, struggled through four downs, and couldn't tie the score. Green Bav won the 1966 crown. That memorable game is recreated on one of the 13 new episodes of The Way It Was, scheduled for broadcast on PBS starting next month. Three shows will cover the New York Yankee dynasty. Another will highlight the Joe Louis-Jersey Joe Walcott fights. Tune in for a sports show to remember. Mobil Observations, Box A, Mobil Oil Corporation, 150 East 42 Street, New Yjrk, N.Y 10017 UOYD 1977 Mobil Oil Corporation

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