The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 3, 1959 · Page 19
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AUSTIN (Minn.) HERAID, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1959-7 ALL ABOARD — It's "All aboard for the Magic Forest!" as Cinderella (Janet Greene, left background) prepares to send a car load of excited children to the happy train to a mysterious land of HFR SIN: 'MY SIN' adventure. Uncle Al (Al Lewis, right- background) looks for an empty seat so he can ride along, too, as the whistle blows to signal fun and fantasy on "The Uncle Al Show" (ABC-TV). Recruiter for 'County Fair' Has Woe Getting Contestants June Lockharf Wants to Keep lassie Racket' By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK <AP)~After June Lockhart was offered the role of hostess and narrator for the Playhouse 90 production of "The Nutcracker" on CBS-TV last Thursday, a New York agent telephoned her in Hollywood and said: "You can't play the mother of Lassie all of your life." "Why not?" asked Miss Lockhart. The point is, she explained when she reached New York to appear in "The Nutcracker," she enjoys the role 01 Ruth Martin, the mother in the CBS-TV Lassie series. Besides, she likes to work. Filming the Lassie series, she said, involves five solid days of work a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. —and then a breather of a couple of months which gives her an opportunity to appear in live television dramas. "I'm not worried about becoming typed," she said, "because "I've already done such a variety of roles, I've played just about everything in the theater, movies and television. I've been an in- genue, a mother, an old maid, a prostitute, a nymphomaniac. If I'm ever desperate I'm pretty sure I can get another prostitute's role on a Western." The daughter of the late Gene Lockhart and actress Kathleen Lockhart, she never has had a dramatic lesson. She faced her first movie camera at the age of 13, playing Belinda Cratchit in the film version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," in which her own parents had the roles of Bob and Mrs, Cratchit. By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK (AP)—Some one of these days a tall, brown-eyed blonde named Janet Spencer may get punched in the nose. Or then again she might be arrested by a suspicious policeman. She runs these hazards almost daily in her job of seeking contestants for "County Fair" (NBC- TV, week-days, 4:30 p.m., EST). When appropriate contestants can't be found in the studio audiences of network programs, Miss Spencer must go searching for them. And that, she says, happens on almost every working day. Sometimes the situation becomes desperate as a show draws near and she lacks the right number of contestants. Women Most Difficult Usually women are more suspicious of her motives than men, she says. Men ordinarily are willing to go along with what they suspect is a gag. The other day, however, when she sought candidates in the crowd swarming from the Radio City Music Hall, even the men were suspicious. She couldn't find a single contestant. With rehearsal time approaching, she plunged through the underground concourses of Rockefeller Center — and finally cornered one couple' who grudgingly agreed to appear. The man said he had an errand before the show. Miss Spencer was so fearful the couple wouldn't appear that she talked the wife into having lunch with her, figuring that her husband would return eventually. After the two had appeared on the show, the husband admitted to Miss Spencer that he had viewed her with great suspicion. When he went on his errand he said he was plagued by the thought, "I've left my wife with a perfectly strange woman. How do I know she's from NBC?" It Was "Her" Sin This same question occurred to a policeman who saw her accosting strangers in midtown Manhattan not long ago. He let her ro only after she'd showed him her NBC employe identification card, her driver's license and Social Security card. Her favorite contestants were a handsome young preacher and his beautiful wife, who did not wear a smidgin of make-up. After they performed nobly on the show Miss Spencer remembered with shock the day's booty for women contestants: a bottle of perfume called "My Sin." Necessity Gets Phyllis Diller Into Business as Comedienne k?' < H%V/\* * *>$\ 4. * r;.*. .I.*.<"> .'.«il&ffL-.^ JUNE LOCKHART If you've always had a desire to get into show business, but somehow never had the nerve to try it, take heart at the story of Phyllis Diller. She's a comedienne who got a big break with Jack Paar not long ago, and has since been back and back and back. And now she's about set for a spot in the next edition of "New Faces" on Broadway. Yet, up to four years ago, she was a contented housewi*" with five contented kids and a contented husband. The story of Phllis DiUer, strange even in the strange world of show business, begins in Lima, Ohio. She was born there, grew up wanting to be a singer, but never got around to it. So she went to Bluffton, Ohio, college and, just two mouths before her graduation, eloped. For 10 years, she was strictly a housewife. There was a boy, three girls and then another boy. They're now nine through 18, and her oldest son is in college. Funny at Parties "I was the kind who was funny at parties," she says. "Gradually, I got asked to entertain whenever we went out, and I worked up something like an act." But still she^ never worked at it, nor thought she would. And then came a time of financial crisis for the Dillers — "the roof fell in on us" — and she had to Work. At first, she tried advertising, and had progressed until she was merchandise manager of a San Francisco radio station. "My husband kept after me," she says, "to be a comedienne. Isn't that a switch? Most husbands are after their wives to stay in the kitchen — and mine was kicking me out." Phyllis resisted. She says she thought, at first, that it would be "morally wrong" to leave the children to go on the road. But her husband persisted and finally she gave it a whirl. That was m years ago, after she'd been married for 16 years. Now, except for being away from her brood — "that's the thorn in my side" — she's happy. She hopes to get to the point where she can settle down, reunite all seven Dillers, and live happily ever after. It should happen soon. • Network Television I •ii iiwwiw^siMSMSHSlBMMBSBMSlMii i -*" I •MMR.Ik l ^ ra "^ > ^^ W " IIHmW ^*VMifl|RiMi|iJHIi]MllHiHH Friday, January 9 (C) Means Program 19 m Color 6/05 a.m. S— David Stone 6:30 ».m. S, 10 — Continental Classroom — f\f\ -M - . i/i/ tt.r/t. 4— Slogtreid 5, 10— Today 7:45 a.m. 4— Christmas Show 8:00 a.m. 3, 4 — Copt Kangaroo 5, 10— Today 8:45 a.m. 3 — News 9/00 a.m. 3, 4 — for LOVC or Money 5, 10— Dough Re Ml 9/30 <».«. 3, 4 — Godfrey S, TO— I'casurr Hunt 10:00 a.m. 3, 4, 8— f love Lucy 5, 10— Price is Right 6— Dill Hickok 3, 4, 8— TOD Dollar 5, 10 — Concentration 6 — Christophers 77/00 a.m. 3 r 4, 8— Love ot Life 5, '0— Tic Tac Dough £ — Music Bingo • 11.30 a.m. J. 4, 8 — Search S, 10— Could Be You &""**Potor Haves 1 ) * r ll.tj a.m. 3. 4 — Guiding Light 8 — Film Review J2/00 m 3, 4, i, 10— News, Weather I— New* 12:10 p.m. 8 — Living Storybook 12:20 p.m. 5*~~TrcQsurr Chest 7 *5 .5/1 *. 12:30 p.m. 3, 4 — World Turns 6 — Play Hunch 8 — Crusade in Europe 10 — Brevities f .f)r\ f. »« i.i/i/ p.m. 3, 4, 8 — Jimmy Dean 5, 10 — Truth or Consequences (C) 6 — Libcrocc 1.3U p.m 4— Llnkltttcr S, 10 — Haggn Sagglf <c< 3, 8— House Party 6 — News Weather Clubs J 40 t>.m 6 — Matinee 2/00 p.m. 4, 8 — Big Povoll S, 10— Todav l> Ours 6 — Day In Court 2/30 {> in. 3, 4, 8— Vcrdvct »ours S, 10— From Thcso Rooti 6 — Mork Soboi 3/00 p.m 3, 4, 8— Bnghtci Day 5, 10 — Queen Foi Day 6 — Beat Clock 3.75 p.m 3, 4, 8 — Secret Storm 3.31, p m 3, 4, 8— Edge ot Night 5, 10 — County fair 6— Who Do v ol . Trust 4:00 p.m. 3— Show J town 5— Margie &- AmiT'cor Bandstand 8— Curtain Call 10— What'; New 4:30 p.m. 4 — Cappv S — Last ot Mohicans 8 — Film 10— Furv 5/00 'p.m. 3— Club House 4 — Axel & Dog 5 — Robin Hood 8— Whirlyblrds 10 — Bengal Lancers 5:30 p.m. 3— Leo & Pionecrj 4 — Popeya 6 — Mickev Mousr Club 8 — Huckleberry^ Hound ]0 — Bill Hickok G/00 p.m 3, 4, i, 6, 8. 10 News, Weatnei 6/75 p.m. 3 — Growth ot Nation 6 — Don Goddard 10— NBC News 6:20 p.m. S— Should Know 6:30 p.m 3, 4, 4— till Porad* 5— Buckjkln 6—Rin Tin Tin 10 — Sherwood Forest 7/00 p.m. 3. 4, 8— Trackdown 5, 10-EI'cry Queen (C) 6— Walt Disniv Preitnti 7 . In f. .— :y\J p.m 3, 4, S — Jackie Glcason S/00 p.m 3, 4, 8— Phil Silvers S, 10— M-Squad 6— Man With Camera S/30 p.m. 3— New York Confidential 4. 8— Playhouse 5, 10— Thin Man 6—77 Sunset Strip 9/00 f>.m 3, 4, 8 — Lineup S, 10 — Cavalcade of Sports ,. y.'jf} p.m. 3, 4 — Person to Person 6— David Niven 8 — Patti Page 9:4.5 p.m S — Post Fight Beat JO/00 p.m. 3. 4, S, 6. 8. 10— News, Wcafhei Sports 70/75 p.m fr— John Daly 70/20 p.m. 8— Thin Man 10:30 p.m 3— Night Cap 4 — Night Court 5— U.S Marshall 6 — Hour of Stan 10 — Jack Poor Show 70/50 p.m. 8— Plav house 11. -00 p.m. 4 — Playhouse S — Jock Paor Show 12:00 p.m. 5— News EXPERT EXPLAINS — Ernie Kovac discourses on subject of sexes before James Stewart, Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon in "Bell, Book and Candle" now showing at the Paramount. TV SERVICE CALL $3.95 Are you paying 2 or 3 dollars for a TV Service call? If to, the chances are fairly good that you wait for service until your man has Hfhi.ad his regular job, he has never attended or finished a TV jchool, he doesn't carry a good stock of ports, he may use off-brand tubes which he purchased at a big discount, but still charges you new-tube name-brand price, he locates your trouble by >ha use of a tube tester and not his knowledge. The extra tubes you buy this way, that are nor needed, would more than pay for a higher seivice charge at anv quol'fied shop. TV set* are designed to operate normally, even if some of the tubes are slightly weak, so just because the tube tester says a tube is a little weak, it doesn't mean that the tube hasn't a lot of life left in it. It takes a gopd technician to interpret what a tube tester indicates. If you wont to tove the price of the service coll, tttt the tubes yourself, but test them In « TV service shop, where you can get technical information from a technician. We will check your tubes in the shop, free of charge, on one of the best testers that money can buy, and advise you as to which one is causing your trouble. We don't promise to hit it right every time, but — you buy the rube we suggest — take it home — put it in your set — and if it doesn't cure your trouble, call Ht 7-3833 for a service call. When we repair your set, we will refund the price of that tube. Coll within 24 hours. Better yet, call us when you hove trouble and save all the headaches. But, if you really want to test your tubes, <•« so where you can get technical advice ^«., Jon - '' 1959< the TV Service call charge at AUTHORIZED TV will be $3.95. A $3.95 charge that it backed by guaranteed service performed by qualified technicians. HOW CAN WE DO IT? By purchasing the latest type of test equipment, which helps locate troubles foster and by using rad'o dispatched trucks. We can send the serviceman from house to house by the use of two- way radio, eliminating the costly and time consuming trips back to the shop to pick up the next coll. We feel that the new equip. ment and the two-way radios plus the planned increase of business will justify the $3.95 service call. We are taking a chance on this, to why don't you take • chance o« us? Remember, you bar* a friend that use* our service. HE 7.3833 AuthOriZCC! TV 1501 Fox Drive

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