Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 26, 1970 · Page 24
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Pay Television Fight Still Rages After Eighteen Years By ROBERT A. HUNT Aitocittod Pr*» Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The first bid for a pay television system was tiled with the Federa' Communications Commission in 1952 but 18 years later the fight still rages. It's headed for the House floor · now but there is no fixed date for the confrontation assured by a slashing minority report on a bill approved by the House Commerce Committee. "This is mischievous legislation dictated by powerful interest groups--the broadcasters and theater owners." the nine minority panel members claim. They said as now written the bill "would kill this new industry -aborning." However, the committee's majority argued the proposed regulations."are the most effective means for ensuring that the .programming now offered on 'conventional television will remain available to the viewing public without, charge. 1 ' The FCC approved a pay-TV pirn in December 1963. It was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court de- 'clined to review it. But the House committee, .which has been calling for de- 'lays in putting the system into effect, came up with a series of more stringent regulations that could throw up a big roadblock. Included in the proposal are a complete ban on commercial advertising, a sharp reduction in the amount of feature films and sports--considered the backbone of pay TV--that could be shown, and a stretch-out on the time ban for showing certain sports programs. New Package The new package was drafted! by Rep. John D. Dinge!!, D-i Mich., a long-time congressional! opponents of pay television. Dingell originally had intro- ducftd a bill that would have prohibited the FCC from authorizing anyone to engage in pay TV broadcasting. A Commerce subcommittee rejected it and approved a resolution suggesting the FCC modify its rules on sports programs. When that subcommittee pro-j posal came before the full committee, however, it was rejected in turn. Dingell's new package! then was rammed through, opponents claim, without any actual hearings and in the absence of subcommittee Chairman Rep. Torbert H. Macdonald, D-Mass. Here are some major changes pay-TV station to show commercial advertising in its conventional programming. The Dingell proposal would ban it entirely, both in the station's pay f and conventional operations. --The FCC would provide that not more than 90 per cent of the pay-TV operation could be in a combination of feature films and snorting events. Dingell's bill would make it 45 per cent of the over-all operation and not more than 60 per cent in prime time hours, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. --The bill would extend from two- to five years the ban against pay on showing sports programs which have been regularly carried live on conventional television in a community. --It would carry over an FCC ban against showing any series program with an interconnected plot and add a ban against carrying non-dramatic programs shown in a community on conventional TV for five years. --It would prohibit feature films from being shown on pay television more than one year after first general release. The FCC had proposed this be set at two years. "The commission (FCC) is subjected to intense but covert pressures when the financial stakes are high," the committee's majority report said. "Therefore, it was felt that the guidelines for STV and particularly the safeguards preventing the siphoning of conventional television programming should have the force of law." But the 9-member minority concluded that the probabilities of such siphoning are quite remote. -- -- ---------------- -- -- -- -- -- ^ Television Review ·y C Y N T H I A LOWRY ,i AP Ttlivitlon Radio Writer By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP TtbvHwn.RttiM Wriltr NEW YORK (AP) - When adult, professional program makers move into the specialized area of children's programming, the result most often is a vicarious trip. The audience may visit lobster pots off the Maine coast, see the nation's capital or travel through history back to colonial Boston. Saturday noon's NBC children's special, "Wilderness Road" took the familiar route and covered the Arizona desert, Wyoming's mountains and Georgia's Okefenokee swamp. The scenery and the sights were strung together en a slender plot with characters consisting of a real life nature photographer named Will Lewis and a couple of kids. There was nothing much the matter with the program but nothing much, either, that warranted the use of the word special. Both NBC and CBS made a b g fuss last year when they announced plans for innovative, big-budget specials for young viewers. CBS's first, "J. T." was the most impressive of the lot-- a study of a young black boy growing up in a slum and filmed in cinema verite style. It could be debated, however, whether this impressed children as much as it did adults. NBC's most interesting contribution has been "Hot Dog," an hour using a lively device to show how frankfurters, lead pencils and other common objects of daily life are put together. NBC's second special on Saturday, "The New Communica- tnrs" was also aimed at the young audience, but not quite as young as the first, this was the first of three programs sampling the work of young people -- s t u d e n t s , amateurs a n d professionals-- in the field oi' film making. A lot of the footage was abstract material-- a short film consisting of fluid kaleidescope patterns; a short film of geometric forms and brilliant color that alternately assaulted and excited the eye. Peter Fonda narrated, but In: was given a script that consisted of perfunctory introductions and credits rather than enlightening interpretation. Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra concluded the season's "Young People's Concerts" Sunday on CBS by playing Kes- pighi's "The Pines of Home" which the conductor used, most effectively, to show the way a symphony orchestra is put together and how it operates as a team. NBC's science special Friday night, "The Great Barrier Reef" was full of fascinating underwater photography, most of it shot on the 1,200 miles of coral shelves off the coast of Australia. The emphasis, as it so often is these days, was on the delicate ecological balance maintained. Strawberry Festival Wednesday A Pioneer Strawberry Festival dance will be held in honor of 'English Millionaire in Jail As Actor Friend Raises Bail FRANKFURT, G e r m a n y (AP) -- A British millionaire remained in a German jail Monday while an Australian actor tried lo raise $100,000 for bail for him in Londcn. Australian George Lazcnby, who plays the movie role of James Bond--007--was expected to fly back to Frankfurt to i renew efforts to free his friend Lazenby hired a Frankfurt lawyer, Henry Ormond. to represent Drummond before flying back to Lcndon. Ormand said Monday he had telephoned an (implication bail to the Frankfurt prosecutor's office and had discussed the case with his client. He said Drummond told him he had been asked to cash the Tucs., May 26, 1970 GREELEY TRIBUNE Toasted Marshmallows toastcd Monday when the truck ,'in which they were being deliv- LAXCASTER, Pa. ( A P ) -iered caught"fire and exploded Four-hundred thirty-eight car-Jon the Pennsylvania Turnpike tons of marshmallows were near the town of Ephrata. - --· j Damage lo the Kraft Food Co. handled. The money will come| of Philadelphia vehicle and its from a foreign country " ! ear g° was estimated at $20,000. There has been no suggestion Th ?. f, iver ' P;tul MeDevilt of at any time that Lazenby Philadelphia, escaped injury. woman's proposed by the committee: --The FCC would allow Theater Week By WILLIAM GLOVER AP Drama Critic NEW YORK (AP) - A youthful company called the Toronto Workshop lets off a lot of steamy resentmenl aboul condi- lions on this side of Ihe border in "Chicago 70" thai arrived Monday nighl at off-Broadway's Martinique Theater. Most of the satiric circus centers upon the conspiracy trial that grew out of public disorders during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Before it's over, 'however, the sprawling revue assaults ecological pollution, chemical warfare. Miss tial of existing society. Polemic theater, of course, always functions most efficiently with appeal to emotional prejudice rather than reason, and "Chicago 70" as directed by a America and Ihe sadistic potefr Bill'l SPARET1ME RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE Wintered Inn (formerly Colitge_lnn) Hwy. 85 Elton Illingworth at the piano Wedne.day thru Sunday night All Italian Dinners full course, Including one glass Chianti Wine ALL ITALIAN MEALS PRICED UNDER $3.00 Open 'til 12 Midnight on Sundays ALL DAY WEDNESDAY COFFEE 5c All You Can Eat ... PANCAKES 49c Other Luncheon Selections From Our Menu Paul Dyer's Pancake House-Coffee Shop 2725 W. 10th George Luscombe indulges in extremism with abusive indiscretion. Asy the deliberately chaotic sequencse of pseudorealistic trial episodes, Alice-in-Wonderland interludes and sudden irrelevancies unfold, the piece settles smugly into self-satisfied negativism. Members of the cast rotate the roles of Judge Hoffman, defense and prosecution attorneys and others when not individually busy in portrayal of Bobby Scale or the seven other Chicago defendants. All participated in the improvisation sessions out of which the show developed, and each certainly throws himself into the cataleptic chores with vocal and visual enthusiasm. The program does not disclose just how many are natives of the northern neighbor and how many may be now back in the land of Iheir birth. Despite group intensity, "Chicago 70" conveys little meaning and less entertainment. and London apartment-male, I travelers' checks and "was giv- Ceorgc Drummond. Drummcnd, 27, heir to a Scottish banking fortune and godson of England's late King George VI, was arrested Thursday in the Frankfurt railway station. Police said he tried to cash American Express travelers' checks with an incorrect passport and with the signature of Jordan. The police also said the travelers' check Drummond cashed at Ihe Frankfurt airport on his arrival in Wesl Germany was from a consignment of 5500,000 in travelers' checks that disappeared from a Lcndon printing shop iMay 18. They said Drummond had $100,000 in travelers, checks when he was taken into custody. Lasenby, who flew here over the weekend in a vain effort to speak to Drummond, returned lo England and told newsmen he believed Drummand had been seized for "his Greek poli- lical activities, in which he is trying to get out families opposed to Ihe military regime." | en the passport and asked to sign the name 'Jordan' when cashing the checks." Ormond added that Drummond refused to name the party who asked him tn cash checks. "He just hates thought of getting someone else involved," Ormond said Drummond. Drummond is being held fo investigation of fraud and falsi ication of documents. The Frankfurt prosecutor's o fice has taken a low-key a; proach to the matter. A spokesman for the prosed tor said his office hoped to d' cide Tuesday on how to hand! the case. In London, Scotland Yard r fused comment, and a Britis foreign office spokesman sai "I do not know Mr. Drum mond." Lazenby admitted in Londo he had been unable to raise th $100,000 he thought would be r quired for bail but said: "It just a matter of money to ge Drummond out. It will all b good friend," Lazenby said aft- Consult our lady phar- at Gilbert's Weldorado er his weekend flight to Frank- jthe Greeley Centennial on Wed- inesday, from 8 p.m. lo midnight in Ihe ballroom of Ihe Greeley Recreation Center, 710 llth Ave. Music of the 20's will be furnished by the Longmont trio. j Strawberry shortcake, coffee,! and soft drinks will be available! at the snack bar throughout the entire dance. Those interested are asked to wear centennial or western i dress. Come to dance or just to listen to the old-time favorite tunes. This dance is sponsored by the Greeley Senior Citizens' Club and the Greeley Recreation Divi- Mo»i« A" ttttct Than Ern TONIGHT - FINAL SHOWING 2 More Mascots MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- Members of the 51h Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Minot Air Force Base took on additional responsibilities over the weekend. The squadron's mascots--a pair of Canadian lynx--became parents. The female gave birth to two kittens. Officials say it is rare for lynx (o breed in capliv- ity and thai the mortality rate among kittens is high. Both kittens were reported in *ood condilion Monday. The squadron obtained the wo adult lynx from a Minot area farmer in 1963. The squadron emblem is a 'Spiltin Kitten"--a name the unit received for flying British Spitfires in World War II. ...HFStt PttA01ER..,l» AWMXYAM EflHOBNHl FffiflfMME A UNIVERSAL PICTURE · TECHNICOIOR" PLUS THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE With Julie Andrews Box Office Opens at 7:30, Show Time Duik Come Out Early And Enjoy A Treat In The Snack Bar Midwives Making Comeback FAMILY DINING 715 25fh St. SERVING U.S.D.A. CHOICE PERFECTLY AGED CHAR-BROILED STEAKS LUNCHEONS AND SANDWICHES, TOO! SEAFOOD AND CHICKEN America'! Favorite Family Restaurants J53-6888 AMERICAN G.I. FORUM State Convention Luncheon SATURDAY NOON - June 13 RAMADA INN KIN MONFORT For Reservations Ga!!: Featured Speaker 352-2362 352-8030 352-7600 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -: Midwives are making a eome-j back. But this time they are nurses and they deliver babies in hospitals, not homes. Pretty, 28-year-old Mary Sue Wilson is helping lead the pack. "With so many women having babies, doctors are having trou- ible seeing them all," she said, j "This b the reason for this new especially." j Miss Wilson is a nurse with a 'year of post-graduate study spe- Icializing in nurse - midwifery. I Now she's qualified to work un- jder the supervision of a doctor, but only with patients whose physicians expcet them to-have normal deliveries. 'We don't work with women who have a history of diabetes, heart ailments, miscarriages or |who have had difficult deliveries in the past," she said. Doctor'! Daughter The daughter of a Fort Lauderdale doctor, Miss Wilson works at the University of Florida Medical School hospital and is to wed a doctor June 13. She is one of a handful of nurse-midwives in Florida. Miss Wilson takes a hand early in pregnancy and sets up regular visits with her patients until they deliver. All 41 births she has attended have been at hospitals. Generally, Miss Wilson deliv- |ers the child with the help of one regular nurse. "If anything goes wrong, we are instructed to call the doctor immediately," she said. "We don't deliver breech babies and we don't do any Caeserian sections." How do patients react? "Some patients are happy to gel a woman because they feel a woman would have more empathy," she said. "Others are modest and like a woman for that reason. "Kut mainly women like to have a nurse-midwife because she can give more attention. A lot of them seem to relate better to women, anyway." MOVIE RATINGS FOR PARENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE m§ olweliTM ol Iht minis if u M*m Hiroa »6oirf to.luiiibilitr * ·vfe COMWM lor tinting by inHrtUHrm. AIL AGES HOUITTED General Aurjicncei il Guldinci SufHited RESTRICTED Under 17 require! t Pinnt or Adult GuiMlm «S3» k NO ONE UNDER 17 ADMITTED (Age. limit miy nr? tn certain irtll) CINEMA 35 Ft. Collins Now thru Saturday "Notorious Cleopatra" 7 and 10:20 p.m. Plus "The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet" 8:30 p.m. ADULTS ONLY DRIVE-IN THEATRE 2930 S. llth Ave. 353-1375 Adults $1.25 Children Under 12 -- Free Open 7:45 Starts 8:30 LAST TIME TONIGHT! A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere.- PANDO COMPUNY in association wilh -- vnrnT mnnirTrrr r-r -- i- PETER FONDA- DENNIS HOPPER JACK NICHOLSON · COLOR · Bti. | CANNES FILM f tSTIVAL WINNERrBesI film By a Nt* Director 1 15Z5ZK5HS25Z5ES2SB52S2SESS5ESHFH5HSB525HSE5HS25E5ES257 STARTS WEDNESDAY now TOO can SEE i anything you want RESTAURANT" ^n.-ARLOGUTHRIE ! COLOR bfDclure United ArtnMJ PLUS 'Midnight Cowboy' (X) ADULTS ONLY Enjoy Our Snack Bar THE NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER! NOW A MAGNIFICENT MOVIE "WILL LIFT YOU UP AND FILL YOUR SOUL WILL DELIGHT AND MAKE YOU WANT TO RUSH OUT AND SHOUT THE NEWS! "THE SECRET OF SANTA YITTORIA" starring ANTHONY QUINN V1RNA HARDY SERGIO L1S1 ' KRUGER'FRANCHI at 6:45, 8:21, 9:57 Shelley WINTERS Pat HINBLE- Don STROUD- Diane VARSJ 2 BIG FEATURES Ends Tues. Don't let the-k frilly shirt fool you *? This man can Ml without ^ stirrifiQarulfe j at 8:ll\f" YOU ASKED FOR THE GOOD OLD TIMES AND HERE IT IS In 1935, when things got tough, they sang and danced a lot. Busby Berkeley's GOLD DIGGERS Cr 193A Hm i ir.m rut AIF Ste why ttrey don't m»l« imvjci (.'!* 'h«y ""d lo , United Artwtt WIDE WORLD OF K N T K H T \ I \ M I \ t

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