The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio on September 12, 1971 · Page 153
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The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio · Page 153

Akron, Ohio
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Sunday, September 12, 1971
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r Behind The Scenes No Rock For The Garden The questions before the house are these: Can you insure yourself of having the biggest aspidistra in the world b y keeping your radio tuned to Mantovani music? Or, conversely, would , it stunt your rhododendron if Leon Russell and the Shelter People were blasting away on the radio? What brings this up is a report from a Missouri woman that, upon exposing her beans, squash, corn and morning glories to rock radio, all the plants withered and died within a month! BUT PLANTS that had been exposed to "calm devotional music" all prospered, growing taller and exhibiting a tendency to . bend toward the speaker. Chicago TV columnist Norman Mark was so intrigued by the report he contacted several s t a-tion managers for their views on radio's capacity for plant inhibition or growth promotion. . John Catlett of Chicago's "good m-usic" WBBM-FM said he was certain the music from his station contributed to the growth of greenery. "I put my securities and stocks in front of the radio and the sound of WBBM-FM helps them grow." ON THE other hand, Larry O'Brien of WCFL expressed belief that rock music almost killed his marigolds. "They were listening to 'Hurrah For Hazel' by Tommy Roe and they began to wilt. Only calm music, like that of Lawrence Welk, saved them. You just can't let your favorite philodendron lis-ten to the Chambers Brothexs ..." However, another WCFL broadcaster said none of his plants is allowed to listen' to music. He said his plants withered even when listening . .. V- .. .. - to Guy Lombardo, which suggests that ALL radio music inhibits the vegetation. IN northeastern Ohio,' a Cleveland man reported he had been listening to WGAR's "Imus In the Morning" while painting his house and the ivy on outside walls "showed a distinct tendency to creep toward the radio, as if seeking to choke off the sound." Also, an Akron man said his radio was tuned constantly to WDBN-FM and reported his cactus plant had turned "all soft and mushy." ' . And a Barberton woman who said WSLR was her favorite station reported "strange, yellow kernels" were forming on her begonia . . . ' Speaking of Don Imus (that is, WGAR's morning man), that gentleman has received a Bill- York and Chicago, 100 to the Washington station.' "They were all angry as hell," admitted a network spokesman . , A Fall segment of National .Education Tclevi- " V".r jitt ... itir"'1 :k'1 DON IMUS . . , tried harder? board magazine award as the No. 1 radio per-sonality-of-the-year in a major market. Imus shared the award with "Laugh-In's" Gary Owens, who's heard on the West Coast over Los Angeles' KMPC Radio. Imus, a product of Arizona State University, came to Cleveland in 1970 after earlier deejay stints in Stockton and Sacramento, Cal . . . Just how much of a national emergency is it when Joe Namath injures his knee? That's what some irate NBC viewers wanted to know . last month when the Saturday Night Movie (on Aug. 7) was interrupted for a news bulletin on Namath's exhibition game injury (suffered in the New York Jets' game w.i.t.h Detroit.) Viewer reaction included 50 protest calls to the NBC outlet in Cleveland V(WKYC) ) TO each in New family. Boys and girls m longer b axe to say tBeir parents are la-de-da. Me dad Is me dad and me mum is me mum." There must be a message there SOMEWHERE ... Department of You- I jiig I JANE FONDA ... fascinating? s i 0 n 's award-winning "Great American Dream Machine" will feature Jane Fonda in a piece titled "Fascinating Women." Jane will review the fantasies and realities of being a housewife, secretary, teacher, nurse, hippie and Playboy bunny girl . , . Before you invest in that cable TV stock, you might want to look over these statistics from the Television Information Office: Fifty-seven pet. of all TV homes in the U. S. are able to receive programs from at least seven stations. One-quarter of the homes, or 26 pet., can view nine or more chan-nels; 37 pet. receive eight or more channels Fashion model Twiggy, making her film debut in "The Boy Friend" (an MGM release), has offered this assessment of her fame to date: "I expressed a happen- Twiggy ing. I mean, anyone looking at me understood it was no longer necessary to be high class or to put on airs to be successful. There was no longer any reason ,to .hide coming 'f r 6 m'V' working class" Dont-K n 0 w-Whether-To-Laugh-0 r-Throw-Up: Film producers Allan Carr and Roger Smith have acquired the film rights "to "The Student Prince" and are reported planning a movie version which would star Ann-Margret and Engelbert Humperdinck! Akron Beacon Journal 27 Sunday, September 12, 1971 Let's see. What would be next, by logic? Uh, a musical version of "David Copperfield" with Tom Jones in the title role and Lulu as Little Dora? ... 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