The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 51
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1971
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Children's Fare A.C.T. Want Commercials Eliminated By JACK GOULD (C) 1971 N.Y, Timet News Servlct NEW YORK - The National Association of Broadcasters has charged that the elimination of advertising would sound "the death knell for quality children's program fare.". In comment formally filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the N.A.B. accused Action for Children's Television and the National Citizen's Committee for Broadcasting of painting an "unfair and Inaccurate" picture of American video. A.C.T. petitioned the F.C.C. to eliminate commercial content in children's programs and urged establishment by stations of a weekly quota of 14 hours of programming without advertising. The citizen's committee supported the petition. The F.C.C. is scheduled to meet on Oct. 13 to consider the petition of action for children's television. The N.A.B. comment was filed last week. The Association of Broadcasters argued that A.C.T. was asking the television Industry to present children's programs at its own expense and had not proposed an alternative means of financing. "Such a proposal is unworkable, inequitable and without precedent," N.A.B. said. N.A.B. further noted that foreign countries, except for Canada, impose an annual tax on radio and TV receivers to raise funds for noncommercial programs, including shows for children. "One of the most significant points to be stressed about American television is that it is totally self-sustaining and genuinely free to its public," N.A.B. said. CrowdPleaser Bobby Sherman's concerts are a relief to police and civic officials who fear large unruly crowds attracted by other stars. "We had 52,000 kids at a recent one In Milwaukee," the star of the ABC Television Network's "Getting Together" Saturday night series reported, "and we didn't have a single incident." The police leave their guns and billy clubs in their cars at his concerts, Sherman added proudly. "The only thing they have to watch out for is being kissed a lot by the kids." Your Money's Worth It pays to advertise In the News Clock. The Clock is used many times daily for a week. Hutchinson Planetarium Hutchinson Community College Campus "The American Indian— His Earth and Sky" Now Through November Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 2:30, 4 p.m. Thursday, I p.m. TERRY-CLOTH MOTHERHOOD brings security Into the life of an orphaned baby rhesus monkey which clings to • surrogate parent of terry-covered wires daring an ex* periment en primate behavioral patterns on the season's first new National Geographic Society special, "Monkeys, Apes, and Man," to be broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., on the CBS Television Network. TV Review "Premiere Week" Goes On And On By JOHN J. O'CONNOR (C) IV) N.Y, Tlmti New* Strvkt NEW YORK — Soaring majestically from the unbearable to the barely tolerable, television's "Premiere Week" goes on-and-on. A new series called "Bear cats!" Descended- from the film "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" by way of television's "Alias Smith & Jones," this retarded offspring gives us Hank Brakett (Rod Taylor) and Jonny Reach (Dennis Cole) as two opportunistic wanderers in "Early 20th Century America." Hank is the older one, his Image projecting all the leathery ruggedness of your average Marlboro man. Johnny Is his youthful partner and student, his long blond hair dazzingly coordinated with a prominent mouthful of white teeth. The two of them travel about in a splffy Stutz Bearcat car and that, you see, makes them Bear* cats. The opening episode had Hank and Johnny being enlisted by the government to capture a desperado using an armored tank to hold up banks and payroll trains. The villain and his seedy bank of henchmen were operating in Arizona - Mexico territory, and this gave the two heros an opportunity to get involved with monastaries (—can I help you, my son?") and finally to assume the disguise of monks. As television plots go, there probably have been worse. But "Bearcats!" had nothing better going for it. Direction seemed nonexistent, the dialogue was inane and the acting embarras­ sing. Parts appeared to attempt awkward improvisation in desperate search of Inspiration. "Johnny," warned Hank, "We've got to stop the bomb." "I know," replied Johnny somberly, "I know." Open-Field In the final open-field confrontation between the Stutz and Hie tank, Hank observes that "This is not getting us anywhere." Johnny, bright as ever, chuckles "I was wonderin' when you were going to say that." So, no doubt, were many viewers. Friday C.B.S. is offering "O'Hara, United States Treasury," a descendant of television's "Tho FBI" by way of radio-TV's "Dragnet" (executive producer of the series happens to be Jack Webb). This one stars David Janssen, formerly of the "The Fugitive," and its opening episode features the predictable cops- and- robbers plot, formerly of any cops-and- robbers series seen on television. Special Agent O'Hara this time Is out to catch heroin smugglers. A shipment from Singapore is due, and O'Hara poses as the operator of a shady import-export business In the port of Los Angeles. His partner, played by George Take!, Is Chinese, and O'Hara is given to playful comments such as "you're supposed to be inscrutable, aren't you?" He also does a couple of dandy Chinese imitations, complete with simulation of buck teeth. He's tough, this O'Hara, but at least he has a sense of humor. For the most part, though, O'Hara is the no-nonsense, tight-lipped hero out of the familiar "Dragnet" mold. His suits are well-cut and hat tie is usually loosened a bit to reinforce the essential image of ruggedness. His secretary may be outrageously attractive, but he is usually too busy to notice, and ibis gives her numerous opportunities to be cutely miffed. Very Predictable It's all very predictable but, in the predictable world of television, it's not all bad. At least it is professionally put together. The script is adequate and the pacing is decent, on a generous scale of from zero to one, "O'Hara, United States Treasury" might weigh In with a three-quarters. This season, that's heavy. Impulsive Act Cost More Time BALTIMORE (AP) - Bernard Braxton, a state prison Inmate, was taking part in a church skit depicting prison life when he says he "just had this impulse to go home." Braxton slipped away during intermission but was recaptured after a month's freedom. A judge ordered him to .serve an additional six months for jailbreak. STACK 'EM STOPS NEWSPAPER CLUTTER Newspapers no longer' t«ed II* around In an untidy manner. Plenty capacity to hold week's papers. 12" wide, 16" long, 17" high. Black and Brass finish. Money-Back guarantee. Only (S.95 POSTPAID. IDEAL FOR GIFT GIVING. WHEATBELT ENTERPRISES 1M I. Kansas, Ness City, Ks. *7Mt Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 9, 1871 Page 7A Tutsday Night, October 12,1971 <:» Ironside, 1, I, 11 •'Ring of Prayer" — The mysterious Influence of the occult which may have caused two deaths leads Chief Ironside into an encounter with a beautiful devotee. National Geographic Society Special, s, 7, It "Monkeys, Apes, and Man" — The complex and untapped natural world of the lower primates and the keys it holds to some characteristics and beha vorial patterns of the high est primate — man — will be explored. You're On, 8 Mod Squad 10, 13 "Color of Laughter, Color of Tears" — Edward Asner guest stars as a circus owner who turns to the Mod Squad to help him discover who is sabotaging his circus. 7:00 Masquerade, 8 7:30 Hawaii Fivc-O, 6, 7, 12 Vic Morrow guest stars as Edward Heron, a tourist in Hawaii, who, after being mugged and hospitalized, becomes the object, of McGarrett's suspicions when he refuses to press charges and disappears from the hospital. Sarge, I, 3, 11—"Identity Crisis" — A mentally-confused girr asks Sarge for help in solving her identity. Movie of the Week, 10, 13 "A Taste of Evil" - A young woman recently cured of mental illness returns home only to find herself the target of someone seeking to undermine her newly-won sanity. Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Perkins, Roddy McDowall, William Windom and Arthur O'Cormell star. The Advocates, 8 "Should television enjoy the same freedom from government restraints as newspapers?" 8:30 Black Journal. 8 All In The Family, 7 Cannon, 6, 12 — When the son of a prominent gubernatorial candidate is kidnapped, Cannon is hired to a v o i d police involvement in the case. The Funny Side, 2, 3, 11— "The Funny Side of Newspapers"—A look at how different sections of the newspaper affect our lives". 9:00 Marcus Welbv, M.D., 7, 10, 13 "This Is Max" — A Japanese-American boy learns new understanding about his father from Dr. Welby. Firing Line, 8 8:30 All In The Family, 6, 12— Cleavon Little, Tony award-winning star of the Broadway m u s i e a 1 hit "Purlie," guest stars as a crook who. following a robbery, breaks into the Bunker home to avoid capture by the police. The Golcldigger.s, 2, 3, 11 10:00 Nightcap Edition, 6, 7, IX Scene Tonight, 10, 13 Insight, 8 KSN News, Weather & Sports; 2, 3, 11 18:30 Merv Griffin Show. 6, 7, It Tonight Show, 2, 3, 11 Karen Btack, Paul Williams and Ronald Sarro guest. You're On, 8 Dick Caveti Show, 10, 13 Anthony Quinn is the first in a consecutive series of one-guest programs. U:W Midnight Movie, 12 "Weekend With Fattier"-* Van Heflin and Patricia Neal. KSN Late News, 2, S, 11 English Style Pornography NEW YORK - William F. Buckley Jr. and two members |of the British House of Commons will discuss how — if at all — laws governing the publication and distribution of obscene material can be administered in a free society. Reoee Short and John Selywn Grummer will join Buckley, Sunday Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Channel 8. The program was recently taped in London for the Public Broadcasting Service. Somewhere between the total permissiveness found in the smut markets of Times Square In New York City or in Denmark and total repression of pornography is the British attitude. Mrs. Short, a member of the British Labour Party, is not for more and better pornography but rather Is a vigorous opponent of anti-pornography laws. She believes that increasingly the number of obscenity statutes on the books and the number of prosecutions will lead to increased repression of unconventional opinions and the restriction of individual freedoms. Gummer, a Conservative, agrees — up to a point. "We don't want to extcndilie present system of limiting pornography in England," he says. "What we have now is a pretty good situation. If you really want pornography, you can find it in some sections of London. But you don't have to have it shoved at you as you do in New York and in the Scandinavian countries." (PFAFF)* FARNEY'S Sewing Center 405 N. 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