The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 5, 1974 · Page 6
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 6

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, June 5, 1974
Page 6
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'Zoom' show could face money problem By JAY SHARBUTT AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - One would think that the kid TV series called "Zoom." having won its second Emmy award in two years, would be on Easy Street now. But one would be very wrong, says David Ives. He's president of Boston's WGBH, the station that has produced "Zoom" since January 1971, and he says he's worried whether the series will survive public TV's version of the auction block. "This is one of those odd stories in the whole Emmy business," he says. "Some people have said the Emmy award is the kiss of death. I just hope to God it isn't this time." The source of his concern is the Public Broadcasting Service's new national program cooperative, in which stations are now asked to pay a percentage of some national shows they once got gratis. "Zoom" is one of those shows. It's getting no federal funds next season from the Corporation for Public road- casting. CPB says it no longer will finance public TV series beyond two years. Under the new cooperative plan, now undergoing a series of initial price rounds, the final per-station price of each show involved rises or falls, depending on the number of stations willing to pay. What worries Ives is that many stations may decide the "Zoom" price is too high and drop out of the early bidding, thereBy increasing the tab for those still interested. And those stations in turn may subsequently decide the new price is too high and that they'd rather put their money into series that'll offer them more programs next season than "Zoom" will. "And if the price is roughly the same," Ives says, "there's going to be a tendency—and it's showing up already—for the stations to want more programming for the dollars they put up. "So that's the ironic situation," says Ives. "Here is 'Zoom,' winning its second Emmy in a row against the best competition the commercial boys could put up, then facing this situation. "The econornics of public broadcasting this year are raising some questions about whether it's going to make it or not. And it's got us worried at the moment." The series, one of seven children's shows offered by the cooperative, isn't cheap. The tab is more than $1.4 million for 32 new half-hour shows for next Fergis Falls (Mi.) Journal Wed., June5,1974 15 Hoffa writing autobiography By ROBERT A DOBKIN AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) James R. Hoffa, in the midst of a battle to regain the leadership of the Teamsters union, is writing his autobiography "to set the record straight." Hoffa said "so many mistakes and lies" have been written about him over the years that he decided to tell his own story. "The book is going to speak for itself," said the former labor chieftain, who announced Monday that "Hoffa: The Real Story" will be published in November by Nash Publishing Corp. of Ix>s Angeles. Hoffa, who served nearly five years of a 13-year prison sentence for mail fraud and jury tampering convictions, said he has been using a tape recorder to recall his experiences. Inmate's surgery being questioned CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) Prison officials are fielding protests over the Jobotomy ordered for an inmate who spent more than seven years in isolation and went blind before his release after 33 years behind bars. But Warden Ed Pogue of the Nevada State Prison said Monday the treatment given Eugene Austin, now in a convalescent home, is no longer in use, as many of the objectors believe. Pogue said one person wrote "What kind of animal are you?" Then the warden added, "We had been concerned about Sex traps to map gypsy moth control WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department will use sex traps again this year to help map the progress of destructive gypsy moths and to control their numbers in infested regions. About 60,000 traps baited with an irresistable scent — irresist- able to male moths, anyway called disparlure will be distributed in a nationwide program by mid-June. The traps will be collected in September and the insects examined and identified by USDA entomologists. Disparlure was developed several years ago. A synthetic, it is said to be capable of sending male gypsy moths into sexual frenzies, attracting them from a distance of several miles into traps. In announcing the 1974 program Friday, officials said USDA and state agencies currently are distributing the traps and are being aided by the National Campers and Hikers Association. The butterfly-like adult stage is when male gypsy moths are lured into traps. The insects do their damage to trees and shrubs when they are larvae, stripping foliage and killing the plants. Replanting is needed DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Nearly one million of Iowa's 13.2 million acres of corn must be replanted because of adverse weather conditions, the Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service says. The figure is about 8 per cent of the total Iowa corn planted this spring. A sustained rainfall over a four-week period flooded thousands of acres of corn in the state, farmers were unable to work their fields, and severe soil erosion from rain runoff occurred. The reporting service said Monday it based its estimate of acreage to be replanted on a survey of farmers last week. Austin, too. We had been trying for a couple of years to get him released." Austin, 51, was sentenced to life in prison in 1941 at age 18 for killing a woman during a shooting spree. Records show he was constantly involved in fights with both inmates and prison guards and underwent a prefrontal lobotomy in 1953 in an effort to control his violence. Prison officials said the surgery was completed with Austin's acquiescence. By the time he was released May 28, Austin had spent more time in the state prison than any other inmate. More than seven years of that time was in a darkened isolation cell. Austin's blindness was brought on by the time spent in isolation and by injuries suffered in prison brawls, officials have said. "He was rough. He was the strongest man I have ever seen," said Art Bernard, the warden when surgeons performed the lobotomy that left Austin subdued and docile. Asked whether he had any reservations about the medical decision to give Austin a lobotomy, Bernard replied, "None at all. It was done in his best interests." Pogue said he has received about eight letters and 10 phone calls from "people expressing concern as to why Austin was here so long and why he had a prefrontal lobotomy.... He said it was unfortunate that Austin received a lobotomy, "but that was the state of things at the time. Mental hospitals and prisons were using them. This was an acceptable thing at the time it occurred." The book will trace his life, the often stormy years as head of the Teamsters, prison conditions and his future plans, he said. Hoffa reiterated that he will run for the presidency of his old Detroit local later this year, then try in 1976 to unseat his one-time friend and handpicked successor, Frank E. Fitzsimmons, as head of the international union. But he said that will hinge on the success of his civil suit to lift the restriction on his pardon which prohibits Hoffa from participating in union activities until March 6, 1980. A federal judge on Monday quashed a subpoena seeking conditional clemency granted Hoffa by President Nixon in December 1971. In upholding Nixon's claim of executive privilege for the documents, Judge John H. Pratt of U.S. District Court told Hoffa's attorneys they had been given more information than is usually provided in a civil suit and that they could not make the same claim for White House papers that has been made in grand jury investigations or criminal trials. The subpoenaed documents included memorandums from former White House counsel John W. Dean III and former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell in which the pardon and condition of clemency were discussed. Hoffa claims the restriction resulted from- a-conspiracy' between Fitzsimmons and former White House special counsel Charles W. Colson to keep Hoffa from regaining the presidency of the Teamsters. In return, Hoffa's suit contends, Fitzsimmons was to have given Nixon financial and political support and to have hired Colson as union counsel after his departure from the White House. Colson pleaded guilty Monday to obstructing justice in a Watergate case. BUILDING FOR SALE OR TRADE! 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