The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 22, 1981 · Page 32
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Page 32 The Sallna Journal — Sunday, November 22,1981 Cartoon focuses on endangered species By KENNETH R. CLARK ; NEW YORK (UPI) - Lee Mendelson, who haa put together 25 "Charley Brown" shows for CBS and therefore should know some; thing about animation, wants no truck with Bugs Bunny, the coyote- torturing Road Runner or other cartoon thugs that pass for entertainment in children's programing. "I am just sick and tired of what I see on Saturday morning television and the lack of what I see on prime time television," he said. "Saturday morning animation is quite violent... chil- \[ dren see problems being solved by vio- "lence and I don't see how they can dis- | cern that this is just joking." • Peggy Charon, of the national watch*dog group called Action for Children's r Television, has been saying that for -years, but Mendelson is in a position to • do something about it. • Animated creation In joining the fight, he is putting General Mills' production money ' where his mouth is. Under that sponsorship, Mendelson will bring his latest animated creation to CBS Monday at 7:30 p.m., and the little animals it will • feature bear no resemblance to Tom • and Jerry. • They are members of a growing club • — the endangered and extinct species ;• — and they are gathered to argue their ' case for the right to exist in their last •' stronghold of survival which is a place : called "No Man's Valley." .' "Ironically, it has been man's vio- ' lence that has created the endangered species," Mendelson said, "so in a way it's a form of violence... There is one Galapagos turtle left in the world. , There are 20 California condors, and relatively speaking, there are only a few Pandas left in China. "It's bettter to do an entertaining show about endangered species and entertain and inform and get something .positive than for children to spend a half hour watching animated cartoon ^characters hitting each other over the *-head." - If : Mendelson is the creator of "No Man's Valley," Desiree Goyette is its •oul. . ;The beautiful blonde actress-songwriter-singer permeates the produc- :Role for Vaughn HOLLYWOOD - Robert Vaughn will portray Field Marshal Erhard Milch of the German general staff in "Inside the .Third Reich." The five-hour TV movie is based on the memoirs of the ; late Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architectural planner, wartime armaments minister and convicted Nazi war crimi- jial. -•The film is scheduled for telecast during the 1981-82 season on ABC. tion. She wrote the music, sings the main theme, serves as the voice of "Pat Passenger Pigeon" and passionately believes endangered species can be saved. "I think we have more than just a prayer," she said. "I think we have a real hope of saving these creatures. The more people become aware — children and adults alike — of the problem, the more can be done about it, and this is an opportunity to really get the point across. "Our children are going to be the adults of tomorrow, so perhaps if we could impress on them at an early age how important an issue this is, it can be done. She said her own passenger pigeon character tells the tale eloquently. "Passenger pigeons have been extinct since 1914, but she's kind of a symbol of what can happen to our endangered species," she said, "the time between endangered and extinct is very short." Mendelson said the span very well may apply to man as well as the animals he persecutes. "As we got into the show more and more, I suddenly realized that we, in a sense, are also an endangered species because we don't have our priorities correct," he said. "I think our time is short. I have become very conscious of how little time we have — as a nation and as a world — to start getting our priorities in order and start working together." "No Man's Valley" is his personal first step. UPI Photo Olivia Newton-John is backed by three of football's biggest brusiers during this sketch on Bob Hope's two-hour comedy special Sunday night on NBC. The singer's "friends" are Dick Butkus and Bob Lilly (back row, left and right) and Rosey Grier. Gift wrapping paper features composition of two Salmons A different kind of Christmas gift wrapping paper is offered for sale by the Salina Symphony Guild, Inc., as a .fund raising project. Proceeds for the 'Yuletide sales will go toward providing 'scholarships for deserving music students. ; The rolls of gift wrapping evoke a ^personal note. A page of the Bicenten- 'nial composition "Freedom — 1776- il976," has been transcribed on white ienamel wrapping paper. Each sheet, 'white background with black notes, .measures about 28-by-32 inches. The words of the choral-orchestra composition were written by Salinans Dr. Wendell Nickell, and the musical score was developed by Eric Stein, director of the Salina Symphony. The work first was performed in April of 1976 at Marymount College by the Salina Chorale and the Salina Symphony. Persons who would like to purchase the gift wrapping rolls can telephone Mrs. Charles Olson, 823-3225, or Mrs. Lloyd Schurr, 827:4009. Ibsen classic at AAC Dec. 8-12 ; The cast has been announced for r "Hedda Gabler," the next Marymount ; College speech and drama department Iplay. I The Ibsen classic will be given Dec. ;a-12 "in-the-round" on the stage of the 1 college's Fine Arts Theater. Richard .Herman, speech and drama instructor, 1 is the director. J- Betsy Green will portray Hedda Gabber. Other leads are Philip Kinen aa ; George Teaman; John Ellis, Judge fBjrack; Pam Kerrihard, Thea Elvsted |and David McGrath, Eilert Loevborg. f. "in supporting roles are Frances [LWlfitworth as Juliana Teaman, and Su- jaari Young, Bertha. ^Ibsen's realistic drama focuses on a frustrated woman capable of destroying others around her. She marries a meek professor for reasons of security, not because she loves him. Eventually, Hedda plots the suicide of Eilert Loevborg, a young man whom she had previously led to drink. Stage manager for the production is Cynthia Hoggatt, and William Weaver, Marymount technical director is the scenic and lighting designer. Costumes are designed by Hoggatt and Frances Whitworth. Tickets for "Hedda Gabler" are |3 general admission and $1.50 for students and senior citizens. They go on sale Nov. 30 at the Fine Arts box office. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, telephone 825-2101. 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CHips, 6 p.m., Channels 3 and 4 — An ex-convict plans a big robbery. Code Red, 6 p.m., Channel 10 — A friend of Danny's has realistic visions about fires. Bob Hope, 7 p.m., Channels 3 and 4 — Hope salutes the National Football League in skits and songs. Guests include Dick Butkus, Rosey Grier, Bob Lilly, Michael Conrad, Olivia Newton- John and Barbara Mandrell. Today's FBI, 7 p.m., Channel 10 — Some paramilitary leaders of the KKK terrorize other black leaders in a "small Southern town. Dick Van Dyke Hani Brinker, 7 p.m., Channel 41 —The story of a Dutch youth who was determined to win a pair of silver skates. Maiterplece Theatre, 8 p.m., Channel 8 — "Edward & Mrs. Simpson" become more than just casual friends. Frank Sinatra, 9 p.m., Channels 3 and 4 — Sinatra sings old favorites and some newer compositions. Count Basie and his band are special guests. World at War, 9 p.m., Channel 8 — U-boat wolf packs stalk the Atlantic preying on merchant shipping headed for England. 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