The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 79
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 79

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 (CJ 1*71 N.Y. Times News Servlca 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 Broadcast ers argued that ACT. 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.AB further noted that foreign countries, -eicept lor 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," NvA-B. - said. • • • •• CrowdFleaser 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 h&waukee,''. the starof thejABC Television work'e '•Getting „ urday 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 Campos "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. Hutchinson New Saturday, Oct. », 1971 Page^A Tutsday Night, October 12,1971 TERRY-CLOTH MOTHERHOOD brings security into the life of an orphaned baby rbesot monkey which dings to a surrogate parent of terry -covered wires daring an experiment on primate behavioral patterns on the season's first new National Geographic Society special, "Monkeys, Apes, and Man," to be broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 12, 0:30 p.m., on the CBS Television Network. TV Review "Premiere Week" Goes On And On • By JOHN J. O'CONNOR <C) 'lWI N.Y. TlmH NawrSarvic* NEW YORK - Soaring majestically from the unbearable to the barely tolerable, television's ''Premier*Week" goes onrandon. A new series called "Bearcats!" Descended from the film "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" by way of television's "Alias Smith 6 Jones," this retarded offspring gives us Hank Brakett (Rod Taylor) and jenny Reach (Dennis <kde) as two opportunistic wanderers in "Early 20th Century America.' Hank Is the- older one, his image projecting all the leathery raggedtiess of your average Marlboro man. Johnny is his youthful partner and student, bis long blond hair dazzingly coordinated with a prominent mouthful of white teeth. The two of them travel about in a spiffy Stutz Bearcat car and that, you see, makes them Bearcats. 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 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." OpewField In the final open-field confrontation between the Stutz and the 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 Treasr ury," a descendant of television's "The 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, tins 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 hdj tie is usually loosened a bit to reinforce the essential imago of ruggedness. His secretary may be outrageously attractive, but he is usually too busy to notice, and this 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. I:M Ironside, t, f, 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, f, 7, 12 "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 highest 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 sabo taging his circus. 7:00 Masquerade, 8 7:30 Hawaii Five-O, S, 7, 12 Vic Morrow guest stars as Edward Heron, a tourist in Hawaii, who, after being mugged and hospital ' feed, becomes the object .. of McGarrett's suspicions when he refuses to press charges and disappears from the hospital. Sarge, 2, 2, 11—"Identity Crisis" - A mentally-con' fused girl 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 tbe-target ?ot some- The Advocates, S "Should television enjoy the same freedom from government restraints as newspapers?" 1 :30 Black Journal, S All In The Family, 7 Cannon, t, 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 Fumy Side, 2, 3, 11"The Funny Side of Newspapers'—A look at how different sections of tha newspaper affect our lives. t:00 Marcus Welby.' M.D., 7, 10, 13 "This Is Max" — A Japanese-American boy learns new understanding about his father from Dr. Welby. Firing Line, 8 1 :30 All In The Family, 6, 12- Cleavon Little, Tony award-winning star of the Broadway in u s i c 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 GolddJggers, 2, 3, 11 10:80 Nightcap Edition, 0, 7, II Scene Tonight, 10, 13 Iasigu, 8 KSN News. Weather & Sports. 2, 3, .11 , 10:30 Merv Griffin Show. 8, 7, It Tonight Show, 2. 3. 11 Karen Black, Paul Williams; and Ronald Sarro •guest. ; You're. On, 8 Dick Cavett Show, .10, IS Anthony Quinti is the first in a consecutive series of one-guest programs. one seeking to umtexmine,,, .„ - ... lt r , A ... her newly-won sanity. Bar -p* Movfc .J* bara Stanwyck, Barbara Perkins, Roddy McDowall, William Windom and Arthur O'Ccraell star. "Weekend With Pather"Van Heflin and Patricia Neal. KSN Lite News, 2, 8, 11 English Style Pornography STACK 'EM STOPS NEWSPAPER CLUTTER Nawspapera no longer 1 need II* around In an untidy manner. Plenty capacity to hold week's papers. 12" wide, Is" long, 17" high. Black and Brats finish. Money-Back guarantee. Only $5.(5 POSTPAID. IDEAL FOR GIFT GIVING. WHEATBELT ENTERPRISES IN S. Kansas, Nrn City, Ka. 47SM NEW YORK - William P Buckley Jr. and two members of the British House of Com mons will discuss how — if at all — laws governing the pub lication and distribution of obscene material can be admin- |istered in a free society. Raoee 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. "Wo don't want to extend the 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 I countries." c FARNEY'S Sewing Center 405 N. MAIN "Constant Service" Since 1911 YOUR/fe/WtfM/] JnsunmcellAGENTj canvas vou FIRST Joe McGuire INSURANCE AGENCY MO 2 2451 \tt East Ave. "A

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