The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 111
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 111

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1971
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Glad You Asked That! By HY GARDNER Q: I've noticed that many of our astronauts — after their flights into space, especially to tho moon — have either separated from or divorced their wives. Any physical or psychological reasons? Or are they just like other men — high flyers on earth as well as in space? Also, why aren't single men permitted to be astronauts? — Mrs. Margot Boge, New Hyde Park, N.Y. A: "NASA has never had a policy of always sending married astronauts to the moon," a Space Agency spokesman reports. "Seventy • three men have been named astronauts since the start of the manned space flight program. Two have never been married, and three are divorced. We are unaware of how these statistics comoare to similar statistics in'other professions. But we know of no evidence that space flight is a factor in marital problems." The breakdown: "Four astronauts were bachelors at the time of their selection: The late C. C. Williams, Jr., selected in 1963, Harrison H. Schmitt, selected 1965, John L. Swigert. Jr., and Thomas K. Mattingly II, selected in 1966. "Major Williams and Lt. Cdr. Mattingly married after becoming astronauts. Mr. Swigert (command pilot of Apollo 13) and Dr. Schmitt lunar module pilot for Apollo 17) are still single. ."Lt. Col. Alfred- M. Worden (ApoBo 15 command module pilot) had been divorced for more than a year "prior to his flight. Scott Carpenter left the space program In 1967. We understand that he and his wife have since separated. "Col. Donn Eisele has been divorced and remarried since his Apollo 7 space flight. Capt. Edgar Mitchell's wife filed for divorce shortly after his Apollo 14 flight, but the divorce is not final at this time. Neil Armstrong is neither separated nor divorced." Note: In addition, Gordon Cooper, Jr. (who made the first long space flight by aa American in 1963 and two years later, with Charles Conrad, Jr. made the first extended manned flight) recently separated from his wife. Q: The night before the Attic riots I saw a similar priso '_ rebellion on "Hawaii Five-0' j which Jack Lord was held a [hostage. Couldn't this hav sparked the Attica tragedy |—Mrs. Louis R., Des Moines. A: Unlikely. Though the timing of the segment was eerie, it had to be coincidental. Such a mass outbreak couldn't be spontaneous. It required at least some degree of plotting. Also, the time slot of the popular "Hawaii" > TV series is after "lights out." In addition, many prison offi- :ials delete programs v.hich might incite to riot. Q: With the Jim Nabors show r f the air, what's that tough Marine sergeant, Frank Sutton, oing to be doing? — Mrs. 'erecita P., Oakland. A: CBS recently made a Button pilot which will be a series called "Over There" (after the World War I song by George M. Cohan sung with patriotic fervor by millions of Americans). It's a spoof - procf format of the barely - in - being U. S. Air Force hi that war, done in slapstick fashion. "For example," Sutton says, "we just can't seem to get the planes off the ground." Co- featured will be comedian-impressionist John Byner —who became famous with his comedy albums. Q: May I ask your help in getting the name and address the man who tried to get Christmas, gifts to our POW's n North Vietnam? — Mrs. M. Marks, Jersey City. A: He's H. (Henry) Ross Perot, billionaire head of the Electronic Data Systems, Dallas, Texas. After flying halfway around the world to present gifts and supplies to our POW's in North Vietnam, he was frustrated in his effort to deliver them. More recently he furnished the money for wives of POW's to fly to Paris and other European capitals to try and gain information about their loved ones. Q: My family thinks I'm very funny — and I'd like to make a career out of being a comedienne. But how can I get laughs and still not lose my femininity? — Dolores S., Tucson. A: Follow Charlie Chaplin's advice to Martha Raye. He once told her: "Never act like a clown in a pair of overalls. Dress beautifully, make up flawlessly, and you have set the stage for your act. Against a background of immaculate glamour, a funny face, or a pratt-fall is twice as hilarious. Remember, the lower the comedy the higher the fashion." Q: Is it legal for me to make my own American flag to fly on our pole? — Mrs. Ray H., Denver, Colo. A: Yes. Being your own Betsy Ross is legal. As a matter of fact, McCall's now offers the first pattern for a 3x5 American flag — complete with instructions on how to sew on the 50 stars by means of a transfer sheet. It's no coincidence that the pattern number is No. 1776. Q: I understand that Sallly Kellerman (in an interviewed blurted out something about All MacGraw she wished she Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 9, 1971 Page 9A~ Thursday Night, October 14,1971 BLACK COMEDY: (L to R) Murray Hamilton, Fred Gwynne and Bob Dishy star in "The Police," a/ black comedy to be presented by the Hollywood Television Theatre on PBS Thursday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., on Channel 8. hadn't. What was it? - Matilda 0., St. Louis. A: After the interviewer suggested she was following in the mold of actresses like Ali MacGraw (who hit stardom after 30) Sally said., "I don't like the comparison. I think Ali is very pretty and has a nice quality, but I don't think she's a good actress." Several weeks later the two girls met for the first time. After which Sa3Iy felt silly and said: "I was so embarrassed! From now on I won't say anything about anyone unless it's nice!" Q: Is that new Tom Jones TV series really new? If they're reruns, what else will he be doing besidese collecting royalties? Louise and Bettina, Miami. Q: Isn't it a fact that most :rimes today are committed by •epeaters? And are they in the younger or older age group? — Mrs. Richard R., Jamaica, N.Y. A: The younger the age group, the higher the percentage of repeaters. FBI charts reveal that of the offenders released in 1963, 74 per cent of those rearrested by 1969 were in the under - 20 category. 72 per cent in the 20 to 24 age bracket. And 69 per cent, ages 25 to 29. The smallest percentage of repeaters — 43 per cent—were those 50 and over. Tom Jones A: Don't worry about anyone having to run a benefit for the Jones boy! Aside from the residuals he gats from re - runs, Tom is active recording, doing guests shots, playing concerts and making movies for United Artist. The first will be "Gospel Singer," with the super - star's super- manager, Gordon Mills, as executive - producer. This follows the fa-ail blazed by Elvis Presley, who didn't really hit super - star stature till he hit the Big Screen. Q: I'm taking a European vacation and wonder if I should convert my dollars before leaving home. I've heard that the cab drivers, bellboys and other help in Paris and Rome won't accept American money for tips. True? — Mrs. Hubert F., Syracuse. A: Exaggerated. They may complain but they'll hardly turn down the fluctuating Yankee dollar. However, we hear that the urchins who used to jump into the famous Trevi Fountains to retrieve your nickels, dunes and pennies are now asking tourists not to toss the usual three coins in the fountain — at least not until further notice. (Another sidelight: An American stationed in London had lunch at the U.S. Embassy canteen and found the restaurant was refusing to accept U. S. dollars in payment of food checks.) 6:30 Dragnet, 2, 3, 11 Bewitched, 10, 13 "Samantha's Not • So- Leaning Tower of Pisa"— Samantha discovers the real reason the famed Tower of Pisa leans is Esmeralda. You're On, 8 Buck Owens TV Ranch Show, 6, 7, 12 7:00 Bearcats!, 8, 7, 12 — David Canary plays a ruthless bandit leader who tells a helpless village he will hang one of its citizens and that they must select the victim. Alias Smith & Jones, 10,13 "The Posse That wouldn't Quit" — A worn and and her two young daughters are chargec with aiding desperadoes after helping Heyes and Curry escape from posse. Flip Wilson Show, 2, 3, 11 Flip's guests are George Carlin, Sugar Ray Robin son, and Pat Boone am Family in an hour o comedy and song. The French Chef, 8 7:30 Washington Week In Re view, 8 8:00 CBS Thursday Nigh Movie, 6, 7 r 12—"The Dir ty Dozen" — Starring Lee Marvin arid an all - sta cast in the powerful story of a group of Army mis fits who are turned int heroes. Will be pre sented in two parts, th second part Friday Oct. 15, 8:30 p.m. The impressive cast include Ernest Borgnine, Charle Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, R i c h a r Jaeckel, George Kennedy and others. Hollywood Televisioi Theatre, 8—"The Police' Slawomir Mrojek's blac comedy - satire is set i a fictious country i which the police hav finally reached a stage o absolute law and order Stars Bob Dishy, Fred Gwynne, Murray Hamilton, John McGiver, Neva Patterson, and Steven Pringle. Longstrect, 10, 13 — "Elegy In Brass" — Longstreet becomes involved in a murder- and-theft mystery set against a New Orleans jazz background. Nichols, 2, 3, 11-. "Gulley vs. Hansen" ~, Despite Sheriff Nichols* efforts to discourage them two aging gunfighters ara goaded into a showdown. 9:00 The Dean Martin Show, 2, 3,11 — Dan's guests are Ruth Buzzi, Art Carney and Lynne Kellogg. Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law, 10, 13 — "Make No Mistake" — Owen Marshall reluctantly files a suit for malpractice against a highly respected physician. World Press, 8 9:45 Critic - At - Large, 8 — "Stravinsky — "Words Without Music" — LittleJohn reviews the literary and journalistic aspect of the 20th century's most prominent musical figure. 10:00 KSN News, Weather & Sports, 2, 3, 11 News, 6, 7, 12 Folk Guitar, 8 Scene Tonight, 10, 13 10:30 Merv Griffin Show, 6, 12 You're On, 8 The Tonight Show, 2, 3, 11 Joe Anne Worley, Artie Shaw and James Caan will guest. Football—Don Fambrough, 7 Dick Cavett, 10, 13 — Peter Ustinov is solo guest 11:00 Merv Griffin, 7 12:00 Midnight Movie, 12 — "World In My Corner"— Audie Murphy and Barbara Rush. KSN Late News, 2, 3, 11 Your Money's Worth It pays to advertise In the News Clock. The Clock is used many times daily for a week. Make the most of your advertising dollar. I appreciate your patronage. 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