Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on February 11, 1973 · Page 63
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 63

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, February 11, 1973
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On The Set Jack Benny was guest of honor at a dinner, honoring him and his "FIRST Farwell Special." The hosts were NBC and his new sponsor RCA, It gave him a chance to make jokes about his old ones. "All the time I was so successful with Jell-O," Jack said, "I never ate a drop of it." * * • RCA gave him an old radio. When it was turned on, out came a tape recording of one of his old radio shows feuding with Fred Allen. It still sounded funny. * • • That made Jack think back and he told the story of one of Fred's greatest retorts. Jack's hometown, Waukegan, 111., honored him by planting a tree and calluig it The Jack Benny Tree. A few months later came the sad news that the tree had died. Which made Fred Allen say that he wasn't surprised — "How can a tree live in Waukegan when the sap is in Hollywood?" •* * * Benny said, turning serious, that if Fred Allen were living today, he would have been sensational on TV's talk shows. Benny said Allen was one of the great talkers of all times and that the TV talk shows were made to order for him. * * * Australia wants Carol Burnett. She's a big favorite Down Under. They've made an attractive offer for .the star and her show to pay them a visit. They'd like her to make some appearances in Australia and tape one or two of her shows at the new Sydney Opera House. Carol and herstaff are "seriously considering" the bid. Just what we need -- another beauty pageant on the tube. Coming April 30 is something called the Miss World Peace Pageant from Bombay, India, and it will be televised, live, via satellite. It isn't definite yet whether it will be seen on one of the networks, or on a syndicated basis, * * * James Stewart, now shooting his TV movie, Hawkins On Murder, was asked if he would direct any of the episodes, should it become a series and should he elect to do it. "I directed a few episodes of the old GE Theater," Jimmy said, "and they were pretty good. But I think I'm too old to try something new. I'll stick to acting." * • • The drive to bring Star Trek back to the tube continues. For a while NBC expressed an interest in it but plans fell though, They asked producer Gene Rodenberry to make a pilot and he refused. He said all the episodes THIS WEEK IN PANAMA CITY that were on the air were pilot enough and his argument makes a lot of sense. * * * David Hartman of The Bold Ones, recently accepted an award from a medical group. The sward was given to him by a pretty young nurse, who got hugged by David after the pre­ sentation. She said, "I can hear the blood pumping from your left ventricle into your aorta," and David told her, "You take your work too damn seriously." * * * Merv Griffin, back in Las Vegas taping shows at Caesar's Palace, had the singing duo of Sandler and Young as guests. Night Life & Dining Village Inn No. 1. Callaway Village Square Shopping Center. Specializing in steaks and seafood, and featuring an extensive menu with family prices, Village Inn No. 1 is now one of the finest restaurants in the area. Banquet facilities are available for that special meeting or party. For reservations or carry out service, phone 763-9152. Sheraton Motor Inn. 9400 S. Thomas Drive. Be sure to visit Long John Silver's Lounge. Live entertainment is offered for customers as they enjoy their favorite beverages in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Convention facilities to accommodate up to 500 people are available. Telephone 234-6521. Wakulla Springs Dining Room. Located at beautiful Wakulla Springs just 14 miles south of Tallahassee. Featuring Prime T-bones, Sirloin Tip Roast and a favorite speciality — Fried Shrimp. Overlooks "Florida's Finest Natural Attraction" and the World's largest, deepest spring. Open all year 'round. The Harbour House. Next to Ramada Inn in St. Andrews Bay. For a superb meal served in elegant surroundings, including a magnificent view of St. Andrews Bay, visit the Harbour House Restaurant...featuring prime rib, fresh Florida Seafood, and a delicious noon buffet served daily except Saturdays. Food is meticulously prepared under supervision of Teddy Faoutas, well-known restauranteur. Let us help you plan your party or group luncheons with accommodations to handle 20 or 200. Noah 's. 4420 W. Hwy. 98. Home of the "seafood king," Noah's specializes in fresh gulf-caught cuisine. Why not bring th^ family in for a substantial meal of seafood, steaks, breakfast, or a fresh vegetable lunch? Or phone 785-2952 for a take-out order that is ready in short order. Open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week, Noah's has a relaxing marine atmosphere. Pizza Hot. 1518 W. 15th Street. Bring the family; bring your friends — enjoy some pizza from the Pizza Hut. With the excellent and varied selection, you'll find your favorite with no effort at all! Open 11 a.m. til 12 midn., weekdays and Sunday; 11 a.m. til 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday. For carry-out, call 785-1821. House of Subs. 4617 W. Hwy. 98. Now open in Panama City, the House of Subs offers the original New England styled Submarine Sandwiches, also known as Hoagies, Grinders & Torpedoes. Made on crusty roll, topped with lettuce and garnished with special homemade dressing, these delicious sandwiches are perfect as a snack or a full meal anytime. Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. til, air<ondltioned dining room and packaged sandwiches to go. Telephone 785-1360. SALES SERVICE J* 5001 W. HIGHWAY 98 W P.O. BOX 4306 PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA <9 COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL AIR CONDITIONING Bt REFRIGERATION JOE A. HUGHES OWNER 7 6 3-7518 After they did a medley of tunes and sat down to talk, Merv asked Tony and Ralph how long they had been singing together. Ralph Young looked at his watch and said, "About eight minutes." (A joke, of course. The fine entertainers have been together many years. And it's about time they began making more appearances on TV variety shows,) CBS RENT A NEW FORD jeoo plus 'if CAl L FRANKIE LAIRD 769-0222 COOK — WHITEHEAD FORD New In Panama City Serving Sandwlch9S Th« Original Submarlnvs Also Known At Hoaglos. Grindors, Torpodoos REGUUR SPECIAL GENOA SAUMI 'N CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH STEAK 'N CHEESE t STEAK 'N PEPPERS STEAK, MUSHROOMS i PEPPERS MEATBALL • MEATBALL 'N CHEESE CAPICOIA HAM 'N CHEESE HITAL SAUSAGE TRENCH FRIES COLE SlAW WHOLE OR JUNIOR SANDWICH Dine In or Carry Out i^hon* Orders 7t5-l360 4617 W. HWY. 98 (Next To The Old South Rcstaunnt) Participating Member of NCOA PAGE 15

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