The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 19, 1959 · Page 18
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The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 18

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Friday, June 19, 1959
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MA THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR Frl, June 19, 1959 TV AND RADIO CHATTER Alexander Steams at 'Misery' Show By FORREST POWERS Minneapolis Star Staff Writer , , The venerable radio program, "Court of Human Relations," is" being dusted off for television. It will debut Monday as a daytime feature on NBC, "Court" is the brainchild of A. L. Alexander, 53, a radio pioneer whose broadcasting experience dates back to the mid-1920s. Moderator of "Court" for 18 years on the Mutual network, Alexander is understandably proud of his pro- m I'i LtJ M Alexander Miss Hurst Dr. Fosdick Dr. Pealc rr '1 v, J- y c a J Inger Astaire gram. So much so, in fact, that his glasses steam on occasion when it is confused with the John J. Anthony program. "I originated the 'Court' in 1937," said Alexander in a telephone interview, "and I don't want people to think it s THAT show where one person gives advice to another. "Anthony's program dealt only with human misery." he continued. "Ours doesn't. It sometimes contains a little humor." ';, " , "Court" consists of a panel of three mediators who hears both sides of a problem or a dispute. The panel discusses the case, then decides on the issue. "It has the same effect as a court hearing," Alexander said, "only this is no re-enactment. There are no scripts and no actors. The actual parties in dispute will appear on the show." The participants appear on TV, Alexander explained, because they want their cases .heard and settled in the hopes it will help others. "There's a sense of principle involved in each case," he said, "and the parties feel there is no harm in their being seen. "Of course, if a case arises that might embarrass the principals, we will arrange the studio lighting so that they cannot be seen. Our aim is to orjerate within the bounds of good taste at all times." Asked whether the participants follow the panel's ad-" vice, Alexander said the winner is usually pleased to abide by the decision but that the loser often feels the whole thing was a waste of time. Each day "Court" will have a new panel. Appearing during opening week will be Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, Fannie Hurst and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. SMALL TALK: Tom Poston' and Keenan Wynn are up for a featured role in the August special, "Ransom of Red Chief" . . . Maverick" has been renewed for its third season on ABC. . . "Johnny Ringo" and "Johnny Mac-cato" are time slotted opposite each other for the fall. . . Fred Astaire is already preparing for his October special. This may explain all those Emmys. . . "Steve Canyon" will fly off the television channels next season. . . Inger Stevens bought a fancy sports car with her loot from her recent "Playhouse 90" role . . . Dan Duryea's "China Smith" re-runs are clicking big in, of all places, Japan . . . Billy Eckstine will star in six hour-long shows in London this fall. IN VIEW: Bob Hope will return to NBC next season in another series of six-hour-long telecasts. . . Guests on the daytime version of "Pantomime Quiz" next week include Broadway stars Gret-then Wyler, Patricia Marand, Robert Clary and Robert Morse. . . Edward R; Mur- Miss Wvter Mis Davis row's "Small World" will resume on CBS in October. Murrow will moderate most of the programs by originating them from the countries he will visit . . .Fred Astaire and Jack Dempsey will visit the "Today" show next week. . . Bette Davis and Lief Ericson will star in one of the episodes scheduled for the new June Allyson show next season. Tenant Sues for House of Dead Landlord Who's going to get the house at 3656 S. 4th Av.? Will it be the state of Minnesota or Mrs. Lillian Williams, who lives there? It's part of the estate of Robert Taylor, who died Sept. 29, 1958, without heirs. There is no written will. Normally under such circumstances the property would go to the state by escheat. But Mrs. Williams filed suit la district court Thursday saying she had come Into the house to take care of it and Taylor In his declining days, on promise that at his death the house would be hers. Her complaint said she not only took care of Taylor but, because he was blind and ill, also supervised rental units on the premises. The estate itself is now In probate court, with no decision made on who gets the property. Named defendants in the suit are the Marquette National bank, administrator of the Taylor estate, and the state of Minnesota. Loyalty Oath VIENNA, Austria (Spe-; cial) A Budapest radio broadcast announced that in one day, 100 clergymen took , an oath of loyalty to the Communist regime at cere-; monies in the Hungarian capital. . Advfrtlwmfnt I "Son, make her also promise to keep your home like new with new long gleaming 'Beacon Wax." CUSTOM BUILT or PRE-CUT 5 YEARS TO PAYI Pay nothing down and dalay tha itart of your paymanti into l?0, if you with, at no rtro costl Unconditional written quaront In (hi Midway at 1850 Corns Across from Statt Fairgrounds Open 8:30 to 5:30 Incl. Sat. Suns. 11 to 5, Eves, by appt. or jur Consultants can call at your horn any day or availing VACATION SPECIALS! MOTOROLA POCKETEER (All Transistor Portable) Only 29 Plus Batteries Shirt Pocket Siie 6 Transistors plus diode and thermistor Earphone Jack MOTOROLA CAR RADIOS Custom-fitted to Your Dash Four tubes and two transistors Volomatic control Installed complete with antenna Only $95 Model 398X f- mm mm mmmm 500 SO. 11th St. OPEN MON.. THURS. Est. 1922 Convenient Downtown Location FE. 2-8931 AND FRI. EVENINGS . WHAT DO YOU GET FOR A HOUSE CALL? ONLY WHAT YOU PAY FOR . .. House calls for TV repair run from "free" to $4.95. According fo Electronic World, May 1959, en averaqe house call costs the service company at least $5.00. It therefore follows that if a call it charqed for at less than cost, the lost must be made up with other charges . . . if the company is to stay in business. For "free" the TV repairman may give nothing more than a knock on the door . . , from then on the meter is running. You will usually be charged for labor, adjustments, cleaning, plus pick-up and delivery if the set goes to the shop. The $6.95 TV repairman gives you EVERYTHING but replacement parts unless repair time runs over 45 minutes the $6.95 call even Includes pick-up if it is necessary for the set to go to the shop. IS THE RATE BAIT? investigate: Send for the FREE booklet, TV Without Tear BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 701 Second Ave. So., Mpls., Minn. WILL JONES Brightens Each Day in . . . 'After Last Night' iflmneapoli's. iflorning tribune "Never realized how many ways we use electricity!" NA s i H a? II v V I M - i - - ; U V v V, : We guessed we had 20 electrical conveniences but we actually counted 57!" You can be sure that Mr. and Mrs. Peter Homzik (shown here with daughter Kathie) were surprised when they guessed the number of electrical helpers in their home and then counted them. And no wonder! Their first guess was 20 . . . then they used the checklist below and discovered they had 57. Over twice as many as they thought they had. "I still can't believe it!" Mrs. Homzik said. "We purposely guessed high . . . but when we checked the list, and actually counted our electrical servants, we were amazed!" And that's true of so many people who have played this "guessing game." They're really surprised to find out how modern they are. So often they overlook the "hidden" electric helpers A furnace motors, exhaust fans, electric drills. Most people tend to forget these appliances they use each day, simply because they take them for granted. Electrically speaking, most families are twice as modern as they think! They're using electricity in more than twice as many ways as they think. Getting twice the bargain, too! Average farm and home electric rate3 from NSP are now 50 cheaper than 25 years ago! So cheap, for example, it takes just one penny's worth of electricity to run your electric refrigerator for six full hours. How many ways are you using penny-cheap electricity to save work and to give pleasure in your home? Just for fun, make a quick guess then count! You'll be surprised ! So ceunt your blessings ... see how modern you are! Chances are you're twice as modern as you thought . . . and that you're living better than ever today electrically! Electricity's penny-cheap from NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY "earS of pullic saxliS X Col Jen Anniversary . -4.. N How modern are YOU? Nov fun guessing game! Just guess quickly how many electrical helpers you lave. Then, referring to checklist, count them all of them! (If you have two radios, for example, count both.) Compare your guess with the facts then see kmc modern you art! Air Cond tionerj Corn Popper Electric Skillet Hand Iron NigMlamp Rotisserie Sterilizer Larrp Vaporizer 'toe Fjr,s Deep Fryer Electric Toys Heating Pad Ozone tamp Sandwich Toaster Sun larrp Vibrator Other fans Defroster Exhaust Fan Heat tamp Paint Sprayer Sewing Machine Tape Recorder Waffe Maker Auto Erg ne Heater DeNumidifier Flood tight Hedge Clipper Phonograph Shaver Television WalerPump Automatic Sauce Pan Cemother Food Chopper Hot Plate Photo Flood Lamps Shears . Timer Water Heater Battery Charger Door Beiis cr Chi mti FoodMner House Number Sign Portable Mixer Soldering Iron Toaster Water Softener B'ender Dishwater Food Warmer Humidifier Power Tools Space Heaters Vacuum Clearer Waer-Fo',sher BcSe Warmer ' dspc-sal Unit Freezer 1 Ice Cream Freezer Projector Chr stmas Tree Lts Egg Cooler . Furnace Motor Incinerator Radios' f Clock Rad o ectr,c Bed Covenrgs Garage Door Opener Intercom System Range NINE OUT OF 10 guess too low, are twice as modern Ciothes Dryer t'eetnc Clocks Germicidal Lamp Ironer - Record Player ' as they think. Only electricity will operate all the Ctehes washer " E'ec'nc Hatty Eqy.p. Gnll .juicer Refrigerator modern appliances listed here -and many more -so Etnc Lawn Mcwer Ha;r Dryer K'e Sharpener Roaster that you may Live BETTER ELECTRICALLY.

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