The News-Item from Shamokin, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1968 · 8
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Shamokin, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, December 3, 1968
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PAGE EIGHT NEWS-ITEM. SHAMOKIN, PA.. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 3, 1968 Director Mann, Pioneer of TV Drama, Returning By BOB THOMAS Associated Prtst Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) Os car-winning Delbert Mann, one of the pioneering directors of television drama, is returning to television after a considerable absence. Why? "Because I can find In television the artistic freedom that isn't available in films right now." replied the Kansas - born rlirprtor. nr. . n .,),. u,i,j'Plow the Fields and Scatter" and Mann, a tall, sanuy-nairedi , . , . w j;.. ; . if "Now Thank We All Our God" mail uu uucvio iu a ijuiv v., Paxinos MRS. HOWARD FETTER CORRESPONDENT 444111 Monthly meeting of the Light Bearers Class of United Method ist Church of Oak Grove was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Neely, Overlook Mrs. Ralph Neely was in charge of the devotional pro gram. A poem, entitled "Father We Thank You," was read by Mrs. Fred Herman. Mrs. Clarence E. Weikel read "Thanksgiving Pay A Proclamation." Ralnh Neely. narrator, had a meditation on "Our Hymn of Grateful Praise." The scripture was read from Psalms 103 by Miss Cora Martin. Hymns, "We luasive manner, was one of a galaxy of new directors who came to films out of television's golden era of drama. His springboard was "Marty," which he directed for television with Rod Steiger as the lovesick butcher. Ernest Borgmne starred in the low-budget film version, which won Oscars for him, the film (best picture of 1955) and Delbert Mann. "Bachelor Par ty," "Separate Tables," "Lover Come Back" and "mat loucn of Mink" were among Mann's other films. A year and a half ago, producer Fred Brcgger came to Mann with the proposal t film a new version of the childrens classic "Heidi'- in Switzerland for television special. "Hell, yes, the director answered. Mann agreed with Brogger and his partner, actor James Franciscus ("Mr. Novak"), to direct "Heidi," and NBC came in on the deal. The show was filmed last fall in the Swiss Alps, at Lubeck, Germany, and in studio Hamburg with Maxi milian Schell, Jean Simmons Michael Redgrave, Walter Sle- zak and newcomer Jennifer Ed wards in the title role. It will appear on NBC Sunday evening. "One reason I did 'Heidi' was because of the challenge of bringing It up to date and shoot ing it on a reasonable budget $900,000 in the a c t u a i locales, said Mann. "But the biggest lure was the artistic freedom which it afforded. After we agreed on the budget .and the itars, there was no creation control exhibited by NBC or the sponsor. We just went away and shot it. You can t ask for more freedom than that.'- Mann recently finished di recting a CBS Playhouse, "Sat urday Adoption," which will ap pear Dec. 4. His last television drama was "The Tunnel," which starred Richard Boone and Rip Torn on Playhouse 90 in 1959. Billy Graham I try to read the Bible but I don t understand it Can you help me? P.C. How long have you been trying to read the Bible? Do you read it every day? Often a person who says he doesn't understand: the Bible is using this as an excuse for his laziness, or for surrendering his life to material things Are you truly hungry for .n;-ihl,i rm, .;n uaiicnt; uiu utu ieroe were spiritual tood: lnen vou Willi . . ., , , T lnj u .... .:ii inducted into the club. Joanne expect a feast. This is import- Temphn gave a demonstration c . . c An tha nrnnnr wau urn Yia ant. Begin with the Gospels, and:"".;, " the Psalms. Even a child can digest parts of these books were presented by Mrs. Joseph Long and Miss Shirley Llewellyn Mrs. Ralph Neelv closed the meeting with benediction. Mrs James Pheasant conducted the meeting Mrs. Joseph Long is in charge of arrangements for the Christ mas tureen dinner to be held Saturday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. in Ralpho Fire Hall, Overlook, for the Oak Grove Sunday School. Next meeting will be January 27, 1969, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Weikel Overlook. Those attending the meeting were Miss Cora Martin, Miss Shirley Llewellyn, Mrs. James Pheasant, Mrs. Clarence E Weikel, Mrs. Joseph Long, Mrs Fred Herman, Mrs. Evan Thomas and Mrs. Ralph Neely, District Youth Fellowship of the area United Methodist churches held its 234th meeting in Ash Grove United Methodist Church, Paxinos R.D. 1. The worship service was opened with an organ prelude by Amy Herr, followed with a call to worship. Hymn, "Count Your Blessings," was followed by prayer and scripture reading from Psalms 147. Four young men from Albright College were guests. They sang a number of songs and held a panel discussion on col lege life and activities. The meeting was closed with the hymn, "A Happy Day." Miss Mary Snyder conducted the business meeting. Minutes were read and a treasurer s report was accepted. Ash Grove won the "increase trophy" with seven as Fisher- dale won the percentage trophy with 92 percent present. Free will won the attendance trophy with 16 present. Next meeting will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Arch Street, Shamokin, Monday evening, December 23, at 7:30. After the meeting a Fellowship hour was held with refreshments served to the group, Paxinos R.D. 1, 4-H Horse and Pony Club, the Trail Blazers, met in uarks Grove Church, Irish Valley. Tommy Clark led the 4-H pledge while Sharon Stank led the pledge to the flag. Karen Richard gave the treasurer's report and Joanne Templin read the minutes. The Western Horseman maga zine was ordered for two more years. A hoagie sale will be held January 11 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Clark's Grove Church. Charlene and Jeff Zerbe were (,! it'-''--?;:" V'" I. t vp ..... j THERE WILL BE MUSIC FROM BELOW Murray P. Cato, USN, sits in the doorway to the Hyperbaric Chambers at Duke University, Durham, N.C., and strums the Guitar as fellow diver Delmar L. Shelton, Hyperbaric Operator from Duke, right, makes with the AP Wlrephoto jokes. The pair, along with three other divers, are headed for a depth of 1,000 feet in the chambers. The simulated dive will take three days to reach the 1,000-foot mark. The return trip will take 11 days. Eleanor Clark, Ben Hartman, Mrs. Jeff Zerbe and Heather and Goeffrey Clark. The Oak Grove United Methodist Church's Sunshine Class will hold a Christmas meeting in the home of Mrs. Mabel Fetter, Weigh Scales, Wednesday evening, December 4. A Christmas program will be presented and gifts will be exchanged. Semi - monthly meeting of Ralpho Fire Company No. 1 will be held in the fire hall Monday evening, December 2 at 7:30. Mark Falck, president, will pre side. Miss Dorothy Martin, of Lan caster, spent Thanksgiving with relatives and friends in Shamo kin and Sunnyside. Television Today By CYNTHIA LOWRY ' AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP) It is be coming easy to spot programs in such poor health that they probably will not survive. Poor health in television terms is any network program that routinely fails to attract at least one third of the TV audience. A scanning of the Nielsen rating reports indicates that it will take a miracle cure to boost such shows as "The Guns of Will Sonnett, "The New Adventures of Huck Finn" and "The Avengers.'1 Other programs that are not in good shape now include "The Outcasts," "The Jerry Lewis S h o w," "Star Trek," N.Y.P.D. and "The Big Val ley.' "Hawaii Five-O," "Blon-die." "Judd for the Defense,' Thats Life and "The Jona than Winters Show' and "Holly wood Palace also look frail. While NBC and CBS see-saw back and forth weekly in top ping the list for the network with the highest average rating, ABC trails by several points weekly in terms of audiences for its product. Death in the springtime usual ly comes to those series which come in third in their time periods in the three-network battle for audience attention. Some times, however, a show that was weak one season manages to get stronger if moved to a different time. This season, for instance, "High Chaparral'1 appears to be doing nicely in an early Friday night position while last season it was dying in a late Sunday spot. "The Good Guys," the new Bob Denver situation comedy, started out dismally but now seems to have picked up steam. In the last Nielsen, it climbed into the top third. "The Doris Day Show," which bobbed around alarmingly early in the season, now seems to have established its niche 25th in a list of 86 shows in the last report and so is assured of a safe return. With increasing production costs half hour shows now cost between $75,000 and $90,000 per program, and hour shows twice that it is necessary for the average series to have three seasons of network exposure before its producers can be assured of much profit. ABC has not made the formal announcement but "The Dick Cavett Show" will wind up its brave, short-lived morning run at the end of January. It is a victim of small audiences and, as a result, little sponsor sup port and the network has been losing money with the show. NBC has signed Andy Wil liams to a contract, and he will return next season in a weekly variety hour. Recommended tonight: "Rep tiles and Amphibians." CBS, 7:30-8:30 EST, another in- t h e National Geographic Society series; "Elvis,'1 NBC, 9-10, Presley's first TV special, with the Blossoms, a vocal group; "Brigitte," NBC, 10-11, Miss Bardot's first TV special, with Sacha Distel, shot in France and England. Movie Review "Doctor Zhivago," recommend ed for adults. Film is based on six-time academy award winning novel by Boris Pasternak dealing with Yuri Zhivago's marriage to Tonya and subsequent love affair with Lara. Television Schedules 6:00 (3, 10) News (11) F Troop (3, 6, 8) News, Weather, Sports (17) Marine Boy (48) Flintstones (44) Update (2, 10, 15) News 6:30 (3, 8, 28) News (11) Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (48) Ministers (15, 22) News (6) News (44) One to One (17) Addams Family 7:00 (2, 10) News (3) News (6, 15) What's My Line (8) Country Music Time (22, 28) News, Weather, Sports (48) McHale'sNavy (44) Gardener's Notebook (17) Gilligan's Island 7:20 (16) News 7:30 (48) Truth or Consequences (11) Rat Patrol (44) French Chef (3, 8, 28) Jerry Lewis (6, 16) Mod Squad (2, 10, 15, 22) National Geographic (17) Password 8:00 (11) Run for Your Life (48) Hazel (44) Outlook 44 (17) College Basketball Villanova vs. Princeton 8:30 (2, 10, 15, 22) Red Skelton (3, 8, 28) Julia (6, 16) It Takes A Thief (48) Donald O'Connor (44) Opinion Washington 9:00 (3, 8, 28) Singer Presents Elvis Special (44) Deer Hunting Special 9:30 (11) Password (2. 10, 15, 22) Doris Day (6) Oswald Documentary (16) N.Y.P.D. 10:00 (48) News, Weather, Sports (44) NET Jazz (6) That's Life (11, 16) Perry Mason (3, 8, 28) Bridget Bardot Special (17) Secret Agent 10:30 (48) Alfred Hitchcock 11:00 (17) One Step Beyond (44) Nightcap (11) NFL Game of the Week (48) Outer Limits (2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 22,28) News, Weather, Sports 11:25 (22) Movie 11:30 (17) Movie (2) Movie (3, 8, 28) Johnny Carson (6, 16) Joey Bishop (11) Movie (15) Movie 11:40 (10) Movie 1:00 (6) Peter Gunn Tighten 2 Congressmen Seek to Mine Safety Law WASHINGTON (AP) Two coal country congressmen say they'll introduce bills early next year to tighten up a federal mine safety law described as having "so many loopholes you could put barns through it," Reps. Ken Hechler of West Virginia and John Dent of Penn sylvania, both Democrats, intro duced identical administration- backed bills this year that got lost in the rush to adjournment. Spurred by the tragic deaths of 78 miners in an explosion near Mannington, W. Va., last month. Hechler said he Is pre paring an even stiffer bill. Dent told an interviewer he'll introduce the, same measure, probably after subcommittee hearings in early February. The two congressmen are the latest to add their voices to the outcry over mine safety follow ing the explosion at 'Mountaineer Coal Co.'s No. 9 mine, or dered sealed last week after days of rescue operations indi cated the trapped miners could not have survived. President Johnson, in a state ment issued from the Texas White House over the weekend also called for tightening of mine safety laws. The No. 9 tragedy, however. is an indication of the difficulty in trying to control hazards fac ing men in the pits. W. A. "Tony" Boyle, presi dent of the United Mine Work ers, describes the Mountaineer Coal Co. as "one of the best companies as far as cooneration and safety are concerned. Boyle's comments, praise in deed from such a safety - con scious quarter, were made even though federal records show miners had been ordered out of No. 9 five times in 20 years be cause of unsafe conditions And eight violations of the Federal Coal Mine Safety Act were noted by federal inspec tors in No. 9 this year. Each of the eight was later reported as having been corrected The deaths in No. 9 brought the toll in the nation's mines this year to 260. of which three The Holy Bible is a library of 66 books. Law and prophecy, history and biography, wisdom and letters are found in its volumes. Yet is has one theme, man's search for God, and God's revelation of His nature and will- If you read the Bible faithfully every day you will learn how God has spoken through the ages, and you will often hear Him speaking to you. A good Bible Commentary will give you knowledge of the background of each book. This will be helpful in studying the Bible, but do not let it become a substitute for reading God's Holy Word.- The Psalmist said: "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105). You will find this to be true if as you read you meditate upon many of the passages, and pray that God will tell you not only what they meant to other men, but what is their message for you now. saddle Next meeting will be December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Clark's Grove Church. The annual Christmas party will be held December 16 in the church at 7:00 p.m. Those attending were Joanne Templin, Bob Jones, Billy Jones, Thomas Clark, Jeff Zerbe, Sharon Stank, Karen Richard, Charlene Zerbe, Kiren Higgins, Louise Richie, Betty Templin, NOTICE Tentative budget of Coal Township Commissioners for 1969 is now on public display and will continue on public display for the next twenty days in the office of the secretary, Coal Township Municipal building. Martha E. Evans Secretary FREE BUS SERVICE SOCIAL PARTY ST. STEPHEN'S HALL Oak and West Chestnut Streets, Shamokin TONIGHT - TONIGHT AND EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT Early Bird 7:30 P. M. CABLE TV SUBSCRIBERS We regret the signal disturbance of the past several days, caused by the erection of a new tower at our antenna site. Your kind indulgence is appreciated and we ask for your cooperation a few more days when construction will be completed. The Management of TV Extension Corp. Eastern Penna. Relay Station, Inc. ORGANS by Wurlitzer PIANOS by Wurlitzer Steinway Knabe Stereo Components by Fisher Ampex C SUNBURY PIANO CO. 525 Market Street, SUNBURY Ask Us About Our Piano Rental Prograr CALL THE MUSIC NUMBER 286-5371 Open friday and Saturday Evenings 'Til 9 I Garrard Wharfedale Idon ! WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 i i: SOCIAL PARTY i at Feifer's Hall : v MOUNT CARMEL ;;t Free Buses --fory Bird 7:30 3 i , s SEE ELVIS IN HIS FIRST TV SPECIAL! WATCH SINGER presents ELVIS on NBC-TV... IN COLOR TUES.DEC.3rd 9 RM. CHANNEL 3. fifths 145 have been in West Virginia. The coal mine safety law, enacted 16 years ago, "has so many loopholes you could put barns through it," says Charles Lanman, spokesman for the Bureau of Mines. "It's weak and we don't like it," Lanman said in an interview. "But we enforce it.' Ninety-eight men have died since 1954 working No. 9. Six teen were killed in a 1954 explosion and four in a 1965 blast besides those trapped two weeks ago. After each explosion, federal Inspectors issued a "withdrawal order," requiring all miners out because of the "imminent dan ger of disaster." Similar orders have been Is sued at No. 9 on two other occa sions in the last 20 years, ac cording to Bureau of Mines re cords. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis member of the. Senate Com mittee on Labor and Public Wei fare, charged last week that more than 25 serious violations had been listed by federal in speetors at No. 9 since Decern ber 1966. He said no nenalties had been imposed for these vio lations. "That's right," Lanman said. "If they're corrected by the op erator, that s the end of it.. "The inspectors have eot to maxe avdecision," he added. "If they decide these violations don't present imminent daner; of disaster, they can do noth'ne; but require the operator to cor rect them." If a withdrawal order is is sued, the miners are barred from entering the mine and draw no pay unless they find work elsewhere until the unsafe conditions are corrected. More than 90,000 men have been killed mining coal since 1906, and more than 5,500 of that number have died since the mine safety act was signed in 1952. The heaviest toll has been in West Virginia: 1,865 deaths in the last 16 years, according to statistics compiled Hechler. On this date in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Austria-Hungary. j On this date: In 1615, the BraUian city at Para was founded. In 1818, Illinois became th 21st state. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected, president, defeating President John Quincy Adams. In 1868, former Confederate President Jefferson Davis went on trial for treason In the circuit court for Virginia. In 1894, the Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, died on the Pacific island of Samoa. ' In 1944, in World War II, American military f o r c l crossed the Saar River in Germany. Ten years ago President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an executive order to settle a dispute between the new national space agency and the Army. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena. Calif., was transferred to NASA. Five years ago Pope Paul II broadened the power of Roman Catholic bishops. One year ago Surgeons at a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa reported a successful human heart transplant. EARN extra cash by selling iont wants with a Want Ad. Dial 48-4641. 339-4010 or 875-0290. Today in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 1968. There are 28 days left in the year. 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