The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 95
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This Week's Movie Fare FOX Playing now through Tuesday will be 'The Stewardesses." Starting Wednesday for one week Is "Scandalous John" and "Beatniks." FLAG "Billy Jack" is showing now through Thursday. Starting Friday for one week is "Song of Norway." SOUTIIUTCH "The Swappers," "Two Gen• tlemen Sharing," and "Wedding Night" will play Sunday. Friday and Saturday will be "Tha Todcl Killings" and "Baby Maker." AVR-VU "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" plus "Cactus Flower" will play Sunday. Friday and Saturday will be "War of the Planets" and "Superargo, The Faceless Giants." Hiitchlnso-i News Saturday, Oct. 9, 1971 Page 5A HIGH STAKES - Dean Martin (left) and Robert Mitemiin slar in "Five Card Stud," an exciting suspense western about a fateful game of stud poker and a mysterious killer, on "The ABC Sunday Night Movie," Sunday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. 'Cruising Speed' by William F. Buckley Jr. Reviewer Disarmed By Naturalness By ANATOLE BROYARD (C) I»7I N.Y. Times News Service CRUISING SPEED. BY WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. 257 PAGES. G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS. $6.95. It seems to me that, In listening or to reading William Buckley, many people — I'm tempted to say "most" -judge the truth or value of what he sayg not in its own terms, but according to their personal estimates 'of his "sincerity." Even when they concede that ha Is oJrrect in a particular instance, some dismiss his position as a "put-on" — for them, facts are disqualified in coming from his mouth. Truth is seen as necessarily homely, simple, sentimental violent, ugly, born in the bowels rather than the brain. Buckley's appearance, accent and idiosyncrasies all militate (I use the word advisedly) against him. He does not frown, sweat or unduly agonize in giving birth to his ideas; he Is rarely moved by that "passion" that seeing the light is supposed to inspire. In fact, he appears to be something of a cold fish, and the inevitable assumption is made that he is toying with his audience and his guests on "firing line" . . . that, being immensely rich and idle, he has nothing better to do than mock the man in the street and throw monkey wrenches into the machinery of democracy. Perhaps this Is why he has written "Cruising Speed." Here, look at my life, he seems to be saying — do I sound sinister, as I go about my daily rounds? Do I seem <o be conspiring against justice and decency? Do I strike you as a man who doesn't care? His opening page, how- NEAL WILKERSON (Richard Crcnna) appears to be a prosperous insurance saleman, but he is actually a professional burglar. He's putting together enough money to start e new life with a wife and his son. Until one day he's forced into a larger job than he wants to .pull in "Thief," the ABC Television Network "Movie Of The Weekend," presentation airing Saturday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. ever, almost undermines his purpose: it is about his dog. One thinks of a younger Nixon on television with "His" Dog ... Of Arthur Godfrey playing with "His" dog for 20 minutes on "His" National hook-up . . . and feels uneasily that the poor dog has become the trademark of sincerity, as if it would bark or bite its master otherwise. (In this context, Lyndon Johnson's celebrated hoisting of his dog by the cars should be re-examined for all its conceivable nuances.) Fortunately, the dogs are soon disposed of — unwisely'In a "limousine" — and by page two we are deep in the texture of Buckley's quotidian frenzy as a charismatic figure, hero of a controversial political position, editor of a magazine, syndicated columnist, television personality and author of several books. He is telling and showing us why he does what he does, and it sounds very convincing. Famous Charm Buckley disarms me, at least not by his famous charm — he is too serious, too prickly, too Idiosyncratic in his tics to be charming — but by his natural ness, a naturalness one feels he would not know how to fake. His behavior is remarkably consistent. He is not so much moved to mock as simply fascinated by stupidity and irrationality in high places. We see Buckley actually "hovering over the decision" whether or not to write a review for the village voice and deciding against it not because of the paper's politics, but its prose style. He admits that he takes lessons in self-defense on the assumption that a lot of people would like to punch him in the mouth. He explains his "autocratic" accent as a result of elocution lessons forced on himself and his siblings by his 'ather, who couldn't understand iheir mumbling. His "hauteur," says, is probably a defensive intonation adopted at Yale, when he realized that, for the 'est of his 11 f e, few people would listen to him with an open mind. At one point, Buckley goes so far as to say: "I realize about myself that I am, for all my\ passion, implacably, I think almost "unfailing" fair . . ." You can't get more sincere than that. We meet the author's friends and enemies and find out why they occupy these positions. He looks back at some of his more publicized encounters and re-evaluates them as far as hindsight allows. He muses on his mistakes and admits that some of them are beyond the powers of his constitution to correct. When John Kenneth Galbraith advises him to "give it up . the whole thing. National review, journalism, television, radio, lecturing . . . and come to the academy and write books . . because it Is only books that count" — Buckley answer that the books have already been written for the most pairt and far better than he coulc write them. Perhaps, he says it is his lot in life to try to make them known. He can only be satisfied by "a sense of social usefulness." That's why he does the thousands-and-one demanding — and often tedious —things he describes in this "diary." I'm incluned to believe him living through these seven days with him, one would have to be almost paranoid to see him as anything but what he says he is. Local Stations 2-KCKt, J-KARD, 8-KTVC, 7-KAYS, &-KPTS, 10-KAKE, 11-KGLD, 12-KTVH, 13-KUPK. NBC, Great Bend. NBC, Wichita. CBS, Enslp. CBS, ABC, Hays, Hutchinson. ABC, Wichita. NBC, Garden City, CBS, Hutchlnson. ABC. Garden City. Furniture Clothing To The SALVATION ARMY SOCIAL SERVICE 420 S. Main Dial 2-5621 2-7177 Daytime Schedule Monday thru Friday, October 11-15,1971 6:45 Kansas Today, 2, 3, 11 7:00 Today Show, 2, 3, 11 Community Window, 12 7:15 Agriculture Today, 12, 7, 6 Local Film, 13 7:30 Early Bird Report, 13 Today Show, 2, 3, U CBS Morning News, 6, 7, 12 7:45 Kansas Scene, 10, 13 8:00 Captain Kangaroo, 6, 7, 12 Captain Bill's Cabin, 10, 13 8:25 KSN News, Weather, 2, 3, 11 8:30 Today Show, 2, 3, 11 0:00 Dinah's Place, 2, 3, 11 The Lucy Show, 7, 12 Sesame Street, 6 Romper Room, 10, 13 9:25 Show For Dough, 10, 13 9:30 Concentration, 2, 3, 11 Joyce Livingston Show, 12 Thirty Minutes, 7 Jack LaLanne, 10, 13 10:00 Sale of the Century, 2, 3, U Family Affair, 8, 7, 12 Galloping Gourmet, 10, 13 10:25 Happy 100, 10, 13 10:30 Hollywood Squares, 2, 3, 11 That Girl, 10, 13 Love of Life, 6, 7, 12 11:00 Jeopardy, 2, 3, 11 Where The Heart Is, 6, 7, 12 Bewitched, 10, 13 11:25 News, G, 7, 12 ' 11:30 The Who, What Or Where Game, 2, 3, 11 Search for Tomorrow, 6, 7, 12 Password, W, 13 11:55 NBC News Report, 2, 3,11 AFTERNOON 12:00 News, 2, 3, 11, 6, 7, 12 Mid-day Scene, 10, 13 12:15 Elmer Childress Show, 2, 3, 11 Lucille Rivers Show, 10, 13 12:20 Women's World, 6, 7, 12 12:25 Show for Dough, 10, 13 12:30 Let's Make A Deal, 10, 13 Three On A Match, 2, 3, U As the World Turns, 6, 7 12 1:00 Days of Our Lives, 2, 3 11 Love Is A Many Splen dored Thing, 6, 7, 12 Newlywed Game, 10, 13 1:30 The Doctors, 2, 3, 11 The Guiding Light, 6, 7,12 Dating Game, 10, 13 2:00 Another World, 2, 3, 11 General Hospital, 10, 13 The Secret Storm, 6, 7, 12 2:30-Elmer Childress Show, f, 3, 11 One Life To Live, 10, II Edge of Night, 6, 7, U 3:00 Somerset, 2, 3, 11 Modern Supervisory Techniques, 8 Corner Pylc, 6, 7, 12 Love, American Style, 10, 13 3:30 Virginia Graham Show, 8. 7, 12 Children's Fair, 8 Monday Focus on Behavior, 8 — Wednesday Invitation to Art, 8 — Thursday Children G r o w 1« g,, 8— Friday Major Astro Show, 2, 3,11 Show For Dough, 10, 13 3:35 Cash Calls Movie, 10, 13 Monday: "The 4-D Man" — Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether; Well-handled sci-fi of scientist w h o learns art of transposing matter, thus giving him power to pass through any substance. Tuesday: "Anne of the Indies"—Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan; Peters isn't always believable as swaggering pirate, but surrounded by professionals, action moves along. Wednesday: "The Fighter" — Richard Conte, Vanessa Brown; Absorbing tale set in Mexico with Conte a boxer who uses winnings to buy arms to seek revenge for family's murder. (1952) Thursday: "The Brlda Walks Out" - Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Youngj Comedy; Couple try to survive on husband's meager salary. Friday: "Circle of Danger" — Ray Milland 4; 00 Mistcrogcrs Neighborhood, 8 4:30 Perry Mason, 2, 3,11 Star Trek, 6, 7, U Sesame Street, 8 4:45 Happy 100, 10, 13 5:00 ABC News with Howard K. Smith & Harry Re** oner, 10, 13 5:30 NBC Nightly News, I, t, 11 News with Cronkite, 8, 7, 12 The Evening Scene, 10, IS Mlsterogers' Neighborhood, 8 5:55 Show For Dough, 10, II 0:00 News, Weather, Sports, I, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12 To Tell the Truth, If, II What's New, 8 THI CLOCK Is not responsible lor last-minute channel by tUtlom. 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