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MUNCIE EVENING PRESS, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1970 PAGE TWENTY-ONE TEACHES MUSIC HERE Veteran of Big Band Era Says Today's Music Good TELEVISION THURSDAY EVENING By FLOYD CREECH Connie Cornell, Muncie music teacher, is a veteran of the jazz and "big-band" era in American popular music, but unlike many of his famous, contemporaries, he likes much of today's music and thinks it will last. . He also believes the big bands will come back, but with a different kind of music Now 56 and a teacher of all basic instruments at Souders Music shop on East Main, Connie spent most of the 1930s and 1940s as an arranger for many big bands, including such well-known ones as Jimmy Lunce-ford, Russ Carlisle, Pappy Oscar Celestine, King Oliver and others. He began life at Dyersburg, Ky., one of four sons of a musical family, which played! prU marily religious music. He began the formal study of music at age 7, then discovered jazi when be was about 14 His first instrument was the trumpet he now plays 16 different Instruments but he says he never had a strong lip, and therefore concentrated on arranging. He studied harmony and theory under Professor Jimmy Rankin, formerly with Fisk University, and spent four years in New York under the tutelage of Otto Susciano. WORKED WITH STEPIN FETCHfT In the pre-Woir!d War II period, Connie turned out thousands of arrangements for big bands, combos and shows. He worked with shows featuring such well- knowns as Stepin Fetchit and young Sammy Davis Jr., and rubbed elbows with the great and near-great of the time including Count Basie, Andy Kirk and others. - During the early years of the war, Connie organized a band of musicians from New York, Chicago, Kansas City and New Orleans, the "capitals" of pop music, and toured the country playing for dances and in theaters and night clubs. "Benny "Goodman started the big band period," Connie recalls. "At first, all the big bands were segregated, although we had what we called an 'integrated - underground,' when we would get together after jobs end have jam sessions the rest of the nisjit." Except for members of the more famous bands, most musi cians exDerienced periods of ups and downs in their careers, and Connie shared many of these high and low points. MADE MONEY, LIVED HIGH "When we were making good money, we lived high, but at other times, it cot pretty rough. We were stranded often when our money would run out while we were playing for a per cent of the sate, and no one came "I remember with one band, 1 , ' f. ' ft WLBC-TV WFBM-TV WLW-TV WISH-TV Channel 49 Channel S Channel 13 Channel I :00 Dating Game M. Douglas Lucy Early Show 5:15 Dating Game M. Douglas Lucy Early Show : 30 Dark Shadows M. Douglas News Early Show :4S Dark Shadows M. Douglas News Early Show :00 18th Hour News ABC News News 6:15 18th Hour News ABC News News :38 NBC News NBC News Gilligan News :45 NBC News NBC News ' Gilligan News :00 Ray Louthen News F Troop Cronkite 7:15 Ray Louthen News F Troop Cronkite :30 D.Boone D.Boone Pat Paulsen Family Affair : 45 D.Boone D.Boone Pat Paulsen Family Affair :M D. Boone D. Boone That Girl Jim Nabors 8:15 D.Boone D.Boone That Girl Jim Nabors :30 Ironside . Ironside Bewitched Jim Nabors :45 Ironside Ironside Bewitched Jim Nabors :00 Ironside Ironside Tom Jones Movie 9:15 Ironside Ironside Tom Jones Movie :30 Dragnet Dragnet Tom Jones Movie :45 Dragnet Dragnet Tom Jones Movie : 00 D. Martin D.Martin Paris 7000 Movie I 15 D.Martin D.Martin Paris 7000 Movie ':30 D. Martin D.Martin Paris 7000 Movie :45 D.Martin, D.Martin Paris 7000 Movie :00 News News News News 11:15 News News News News :30 Tonight Tonight D. Cavett M. Griffin ;45. Tonight Tonight D. Cavett M. Griffin ' FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON f i -w " " Of , ' ' ' I' - , f .A--n,-.lm(bmA..-.t-t w nr.Wiirwwiiiiimiiiiin minm ihiimiI n uriiilili ilm nil iiinniri ON AN D UNDER WAY 00 Today Today Kindergarten Kangaroo 15 Today Today Kindergarten Kangaroo 30 Today Today D. Drake Kangaroo 45 Today Today D.Drake Kangaroo :00 Newlyweds Steve Allen Paul Dixon ' Movie :15 Newlyweds Steve Allen Paul Dixon Movie : 30 Gen. Hospital Steve Allen Paul Dixon Movie :45 Gen. Hospital Steve Allen Paul Dixon Movie :00 Takes Two Takes Two Paul Dixon Movie : 15 Takes Two - Takes Two Paul Dixon Movie :30 Concentration Concentration P. Donahue Hillbillies :45 Concentration Concentration P. Donahue Hillbillies w .jr :00 Century Sale 11:15 Century Sale '111 Srinarps :45 Squares Century Sale Century Sale Squares Squares P. Donahue P. Donahue News News A. Griffith A. Griffith Love of Life Love of Life "THE SONG IS ENDED " . . . Connie Connell, a veteran of the nearly forgotten "big band" era, has. adjusted well to modern music, but remembers the bygone days fondly. Evening Press Photo by Jerry Joschko. :00 Jeopardy 5;15 Jeopardy :45 Midday OPEN 12:30 FEATURES: 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25 A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere... miwa mooucTnM life s COLOR Mm C0tUM8t r ICTUffES CANNES FILM FESTIVAL WINNER! "Best Film By a New Director" 11 we would pool our change and buy someone a pair of shoes or a coat to keep the band looking sharp." Despite the hardships, Connie remembers the big-band era a6 a happy time. "Most musicians of that time were characters they lived in world of their own, weren't understood, and made no effort to break down the wall between them and other people. "They were proud and felt they were people to be looked up to. although they didn t make too much money. There was always someone working, and we shared. We found we could make an awfully good stew pretty cheap." The fade-out of the big bands began scon after World War II, and Connie taught music for a year in Mississippi. He also took jobs with pick-up bands for road shows, carnivals and even one circus. A bachelor "I never had time from my music to get mar ried" he had only himself to support, and managed to sur vive on what he could pick up before settling down" here about 10 years ago. "I like teaching music, especially to the kids, but I prefer arranging, and still do some, when someone asks me to," Connie says. On the modem sound In music. Connie says, "I think rock and roll can be cultivated all music forms start raw, Some pretty bad musicians have made a lot of money in it, but they don't last long. "The others, who are smart enoueh to study and learn music, will make it. "The Beatles had to know music. Their chord construe- OPEN 12:30 DAILY flow Showing! Jeopardy Jeopardy Around Town Around Town 50-50 Club 50-50 Club 50-50 Club 50-50 Club The Heart The Heart Search For Search For tion, new sound, harmony and chord patterns are good, and they are respected by musicians. "They mixed the oriental scale and harmony they studied in India with the western scale and have produced some excit ing new music. Connie, who is licensed as a music teacher by the Interna tional Music League of Cleve land, says he teaches the mix ing of scales and the new psy chedelic music and believes it requires a real knowledge of music to use the two systems successfully. HE LIKES THE NASHVILLE SOUND "I like the Nashville country and western sound, too," he acknolwedges. "It's clean, clear and correct and most of the Nashville musicians are good. Boots Randolph and Chet Atkins can play anything. "You have to have a feel for it, though, and still need to know music. Everything in country and western has a meaning and reflects the troubles of people in the hills and the south. It has a good beat, and you really feel it, if you listen." He thinks the big bands will come back, but with a new kind of music what the people want today. Still studying and learn ing, Connie describes, for exam ple, a new technique being taught to brass players. "We had to use lots of muscle to blow the trumpet, when I started, and if you didn't have a strong lip, you couldn't hack it But now, with the new method we're teaching, I can blow the horn even without my front teeth." I :00 One Life :15 One Life :30 Linkletter :45 Linkletter Around Town Around Town Linkletter Linkletter 50-50 Club 50-50 Club Make a Deal Make a Deal News News World Turns World Turns :00 Our Lives 2:15 Our Lives :30 Doctors :45 Doctors Our Lives Our Lives Doctors Doctors Newlyweds Newlyweds Dating Game Dating Game Love Is Love Is Guiding Light Guiding Light :00 Another World Another World Gen. Hospital Secret Storm . 15 Another World Another World Gen. Hospital Secret Storm 30 Br. Promise Br. Promise One Life Edge of Night :45 Br. Promise Br. Promise One Life Edge of Night :00 Name Drop. : 15 Name Drop. :30 Bewitched :45 Bewitched Name Drop. Name Drop. M. Douglas M. Douglas Bewitched Gomer Pyle Bewitched Gomer Pyle Dark Shadows Early Show Dark Shadows Early Show LOS ANGELES Jack Lemmon goes through dance number in rehearsal for "Idiot's Delight," in which he performs as song and dance man in his first stage play in 10 years. The production opens March 17 at Ahmanson Theater, which is a unit of city's music center. AP Wire-photo. TV IN REVIEW Alan King Not Mad? It's Hard to Believe By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP) Alan King, whose comedy stock in trade is the frustrations and annoyances' of contemporary life, needs some more things to get mad at. vS As host on Wednesday night's "Music Hall," King seemed almost reconciled. He did growl a bit about the C ftn Tiey'ra Caught In a Steiirily Uakl A Floor of Laughs, With Hot and Cold Running Spies and a Drip From the , - Embassy! 1 Tonight's TV Hilites Daniel Boone, NBC Daniel poses as a notorious river pirate in a scheme to capture a confidence man. 7:30 p.m. Jim Nabors, CBS. Bob New- hart and Kaye Stevens will be Jim's special guests. 8 p.m. Ironside, NBC Ironside fights to save an organization dedicated to a rehabilitation of ex-convicts when a member is accused of a jewel theft 8:30 p.m. Dragnet, NBC. A wad of paper and an unusual ring are all that Friday and Gannon have to identify a young woman that is found dead in Santa Monica Bay. 9:30 p.m. Theater Clock (Approximate Tlme RIVOLI-"Don't Drink the Water," 1:20, 3:20, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25. (Rated G) STRAND "Easy Rider," 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25. (Rated R DELAWARE CINEMA: "Butch I Cassidy. and- the Sundance Kid." 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. (Rated M) NO NEED TO USE DOPE Offering advise to young mu sicians, he stresses there is no need for a professional musician to drink or use dope. "If you know your music, you're not afraid of anyone or any musical score and you don't need anything as a crutch, like booze and dope." Now living quietly in a rented room at First and Hackley, Con nie stays busy with his music lessons and remembers the good old days, when someone asks him about them. "You know, I'd forgotten a lot of names and details about that time until you asked me," he said. "It was a happy time, and it's good to talk about it." ADDITIONAL THURS. NIGHT TELEVISION tangle of electrical appliances in the American home, city traffic, the new jumbo jets and, of course, the institution of marriage. But the program's emphasis was on sketches. With spirited help from Paul Lynde, Anne Meara without the other half of the comedy team, Jerry Stiller and Mi chelle Lee, King worked over an amusing assortment of familiar themes. In one he was a.celebri- WTTV INMANAPOLIS (Channel 4) 5:0O Flltitstonei 8:00 Truth Or 5:30Mrtlan S:30-rhaCt My 6:00 D. Van Dyk Line :30 Star Trek J:00- David Frost T:30-To Tell TruthlO-30-.News 11:00 Perry Mason WK.IG-FT. WAYNE (Channel SI) 7:00 Truth Or !:30 Dragnet 7:30 D. Boon 10:00 D. Martin (:30 Ironsida 11.00 News U:30-Tonlghl WIN A By OSWALD and JAMES JACOBY Prof Shows Pupil Double Squeeze The . new pupil had learned enough about bidding so that her jump to four hearts was made quickly and firmly. West cashed the ace and king of spades and gave his partner a spade ruff while she followed suit helplessly. East returned the king of diamonds. She won with the ace, turned to the Professor and said, "I guess I have to go down one. The seven of spades isn't good, is it?" "No, it isn't," replied the Professor. "Run off your trumps through and see what happens. Just be sure to discard diamonds from dummy at first." The pupil did as ordered. When she led the last trump, dummy was out of diamonds and she discarded the seven of spades. "New lead a club," said the Professor. She proceeded to take dummy's ace and king of clubs and to her complete surprise the deuce of clubs won the last trick. "How nice of East and West," she beamed. "They threw their clubs away." "Not at all. You have just executed a perfect double squeeze." South certainly had done NORTH 5 A7643 VQ97 4532 fAK2 WEST EAST AAK93 ' A52 V84- V65 . 878 4KQ1094 4J974 Q1085 SOOTH (D) AQJ10 VAKJ1032 AJ Both vulnerable West North East South IV Pass 2 V Pass V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead A K 'Expo' Opening To Be Aired y Satellite ty trying to cash a check in a bank without proper identifica tion. In another, he was part of a happy couple trying to patch up a quarreling pair. It was a light and bright hour. Englebert Humperdlnck, whose ABC hour will come to a halt at season's end, strolled through another ' easy-to-take musical hour. The mood tyas so gentle that even guest Jerry Lewis didn't push too hard. The British-made series has failed to come up with good rat- Lings for some reason. Its tough est competition is "Hawaii Five-O," and the star is an at tractive . young man who does very well in nightclubs and record sales. DOES IT NEED EARLIER HOUR? i Perhaps if given an earlier hour, it would pick up audiences. The "For sale" sign will go up soon on Shiloh Ranch again, j The spread changes hands just about every three years , although the ranch foreman, the Virginian, stays on. ' "The Virginian" is due for some major face-lifting before its starts its ninth . season on NBC. James Drury who has played the title role since the first program, and Doug Mc- Clure who joined the cast about a ' year later, will stay with the series. John Mclntire and his wife, Jeannette Nolan, who for the past few seasons have played the parts of Shiloh's own er and wife, are expected to leave the series. This change will be an effort to put new life and color in the series. 'When the series started, Lee J. Cobb played the ranch owner-and . grumbled at his lot for about three years. When his contract ran out, Charles Bick- ford took over and stayed with the program until stricken with the illness that preceded his death. Then " the Mclntires ar rived. , v Through it all, the 90-minute series loped comfortably along, not exactly a smash hit, but never in danger. IT 8-1 2-23-34 kCohr SHOWS AT: ' !:20u-3:2O 5:25 7:259:25 Adult 1.50; Child 50c NOW PLAYING, DRACULA tha Comedy Molodrami for Information and Rtstrvxtiont Call 153-1719 A ,TAUHUi 0- m.w CIMINI r-17-28-39 CANCIR JUNl 21 JVLt JJ 5082W II' HO 3-14-27-38 '4741-71 VltGO AUO.J1 I hCM.13.24-35 -By CLA.Y R. TOLLAN- M , Your Do! Activity Guidt H V Xft-nrtllna tn Ihm Slnrt. V To develop message for Friday, read words corresponding to numbers of your Zodiac birth sign. 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AQUARIUS JAH.20 1 rrjjt V21.3S.43lN 3-78-83-87 J PISCIS hi. n M4 a3 7.19-30.41 4N 52-64-73 UJ exactly that. Furthermore, it hadn't required any skill. As long as she played out all her trumps West had to discard down to two clubs in order td hand on to the high spade, whereupon she was able to discard dummy's last spade. This put the pressure on East. He had to keep the queen of diamonds. Otherwise South's jack would have been good. Thus he also had to discard down to two clubs. All of which goes to show that there is nothing to be lost by playing out all your winning tricks and hoping that something favorable will happen. Q The bidding has been: West North East South 1 U 20 ? Pass 1 pass Pass 1N.T. Pass Pass 2 V Pass You, South, hold: 4.AK98 V.3 A52AJ7J What do you do now? A Bid three no-trump. Your partner is telling you he has good hearts and you have IS bice high-card points. TODAY'S QUESTION Instead of bidding one no-trump over your one spade, your partner has bid. two spades. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow The American patriot, John Dickinson, is credited with writing the Articles of Confederation in 1778. This earned him the nickname ot "penman of the Revolution." m By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Notes to watch television by: Coming Attractions: "The Opening of Japan's Expo 70,' an hour prime-time look at the first day of the world's fair in usaka, will be Broadcast on CBS-TV via satellite March 13. . .Bill Cosby's third annual outing which again will belt si virtually a one-man show, is set for NBC-TV April 1. CBS-TVs Feb. 22 airins of 1:1 the movie hit "Born Free," til i i. . v, j B'-J auuui a nenyii same waruen and his wife who reared a jrvung jiuucaa, was ouuu a ratings smash that the network will present a documentary jHvfl S-S, sequel March 31, called "The eeBlitlfteelitloelB4.' Lions are Free." first seen on s--.n NBC-TV Nov. 23, 1968. Ted Yates was a superb Ol producer - director-reporter - nar-13 rator for NBC-TV, and was only ! in his 30s when fatally wounded, while covering developments in embattled Jerusalem in 1967. J His programs had a distinc-J tiA'e,, personal, gadfly approach! that exploded the nompous. .1 .now, on March 13, Yates three ! young sons and their mother.! are the subject of an hour NBC-: TV documentary about an East African safari they took. . .Title: "Three Boys on Safari."; APOLLO MISSION WILL BE SHOWN Television coverage - of the scheduled 10-day Apollo 13 moon mission, set for an April II launching, is expected to include two moonwalks and more than 10 hours of live, color video pictures direct from the lunar 1 surface. . .The moonwalks are scheduled to be seen April 13, 16 and 17. with the dates varying because of time differences throughout the nation. Sample of network plans for reporting Saturday's historic solar eclipse: "CBS news will cover the eclipse. . .from an airplane flying over 40.000 feet above the Southeastern United States. . .NBC-TV's eclipse coverage starts at noon EST, with ABC-TV and CBS-TV beginning at 1 p.m. EST. NBC-TV's broadcasts of the NCAA basketball championships, which determine the season's college kinepin, begin Saturday at 2 p.m. EST with a doubleheader Notre Dame vs Ohio University and Jacksonville vs. Western Kentucky. . .Lee J. Cobb has been confirmed by ABC-TV as the star of next season's new one-hour series, "The Young Lawyers." Winchester, Indiana mumi m RESTAURANT and LOUNGE "On tha Square" ENJOY CUR OLD WORLD ATMOSPHERE Restaurant Serving ... TueJ. Thru Sat., 8 to 11 Lounge Open .. . Mon. Thru Sat., 4 to 2 STEAKS LOBSTER FULL DINNERS t"-,rar- B3WW1WW.IHJ,5H1U.'1. 1! M Features: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 A SOUTHERN TOWN TURNS INTO ATIME BOMEI WG M ptesenh A Ralph Nelson Film Jim Brown.. George Kennedy Fredric March lei CO famrfisioo'and Metrocolor BARGAIN MATINEE MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 'TIL 2:30. ALL SEATS 75o ' 1 Jf -jS3f'A s&T i WE ACCEDE TO PUBLIC DEMAND! "EUTCH CASSIDY" IS HELD OVER AGAIN FOR A FOURTH AND FINAL WEEK! I. eMiil. in -.i sClsXi Oeesleii.1 . Mjr i Nominated v for Qv JFl- Academy fSC-wL, ' if Op' Awards l , Including jlVl tjjj Best Picture! U j i! B0BHIT wlWFf1 1 lull. COLOR COLOR Tonite: 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

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