Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 21, 1974 · Page 24
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 24

Panama City, Florida
Issue Date:
Friday, June 21, 1974
Page 24
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Pagelttl Nl^l#lAlA,fi|N^ £uy f Friday, June 21, MM Seeks Seat In Diet I TO^O (UPI) - A little white" automobile swings'; arbiind the coftier loudspeakers 1 blaring, and pulls up to the '.>curb. ^•^•fMs ) S Akiko Santo, everyo-- Akiko Santo is now amying,'' the speakerscall out though the rainy Tokyo mor A ,The car door opens and out pppS a tiny woman in a bright vellow pantsuit, smiling, bowing, bright eyes watching everything around her, as onlookers clap and cheer. She is quickly ushered up a stairway into her campaign headquarters, also paint ^"H bright yellow. A crowd of stop* porters, campapign officials and photographers follow. \ ,, Thus begins the campaign of . a lovely and famous Japanese actress for a seat in the upper house of the Japanese Diet' (parliament) to be elected Ju|y| 7. : - v ' Miss Santo is one of a group m Japanese politics called the "talento koho" —talent candidates —nationally known cele -J brlties without any particular political experience, backed by the major parties in the hopes of gaining wide popular support., Prime Minister Kakuei Taria- ka's ruling Liberal Democratic party, seeking to maintain its slender seven-seat majority in the upper house, is backing a number of» "talento" candidates, Including . a Kabukt stage director, a former radio and television announcer'and two actresses. ... . The Socialist party is backing a television newscaster and the Democratic Socialists a television moderator, while a comedian is running as an independent. Akiko Santo, back at campaign headquarters, is standing demurely, hands folded, waiting for the official ceremony kicking off her cam* paign to begin. She has a short bubble haircut, a perfectly shaped nose and mouth and a strong jaw. ; Amid much clapping and bowing, Chief Cabinet Secretary Susumu Nikaidb steps up to the microphone and makes a long speech praising theactresfir for her youth and beauty, saying she can bring freshness' to the Liberal Democratic ty. • V Curbs Beauty In TV Role HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — The most deserving actress to win two consecutive Emmy Awards is Michael Learned. She plays; Olivia Walton, the drab and colorless mother of , "The Waltons" every week on CBS. A strikingly beautiful blonde, she casts aside her natural vivacity to portray a woman with whom she Has almost -nothing in common. And'if Michael isn't careful, .Ollvi^ Walton may get the best of heri "I tend to take on Olivia's Identity after playing her>14 hours a day, eight months a year," she said. "When visitors come to the set I feel I should put outmy ; cigaret and watch my Ian; guage. I find myself behaving like Olivia. "Last year when I was shopping for a dress to wear to the Emmy Awards I began looking for a high-necked print with long sleeves. Then I said 'to hell, with it,' and bought a bjackj: off-the-shoulder feathered ouW] fit." , 'V Michael is slender and shapely. Without her theatrical makeup she has a sensuous face and an easy lauglt The low-cut blouse she Wore doubtlessly.\ would have given Ma WaftpWf the swoons. She is the eldest of six daughters and the mother of three sons ranging in age from 11 to 17. Michael is divorced? "I try to get the writers to make Olivia less sentimental," she said. "All people beha^e f badly from time W time,/hut families survive. I'd like\to;se*« Olivia with more imperfections, Rising above such imperfetH tions gives nobility to the- human race. '' ? "When I was married I tried to be the perfect wife and mother —something like Olivia —and as a result I wasn't as Intimate with my husband as I should have been; We weren't really open to one another. "On the set arid off Ralph Waite (who playd Papa John Walton on the series) and I are very close.'I love him dearly; We spend a great deal of time together.* Richard (John Boy), Thomas is also* good friend hilt, we have.less in common t^an Ralph ajhtTl. Perma-Rrest (R) fringed shorts* tanks tops for a guy's summer Put on the coolest look of the season in our Western cut fringed shorts. Choice of colors in cotton and polyester denim. Sizes 8 to 12. regular $3.59 Top'em off with cotton and polyester knit tank tops in bright solid colors. Great to breeze around in. 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