Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on June 12, 1968 · 49
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TV TODAY Inside back page of this section CLASSIFIED ADS PAGES 8-17 Chicago QMmtie WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1968 FEATURES amusements SOCIAL LIFE FASHIONS FOOD SECTION City Program for Ghetto Kids Gets the Old Hard Sell BY ROBERT CROSS IT WAS THE sort of stuff an advertising agency will trot out for the skeptical, cigar-puffing client. Commercials starring Sammy Davis Jr., Flip Wilson, and Ernie Eanks. A rhythm and blues rendition of the theme song. Recorded "spots," tapes, posters, buttons, bumper stickers, car cards, balloons, a fleet of cars and trucks painted psychedelic colors, a fleet of navy ships. ... The tapes rolled and the films and slides and words blipped around a paneled, gadget-studded conference room at Foote, Cone & Belding, but the presentation was aimed this time at 10 young people, none of whom were puffing anything and most of whom seemed to be struck silent by the "media" bombardment. The product to be sold is Operation Reach-Out "Step up! Reach out! Reach out for summer, '68." the song says, an attempt to coordinate all available recreation and employment programs for the city's youth. If you know anything about last year's "New York Is a Summer Festival," you have something of a vague idea, but this will be bigger and better than that, the ad men were saying, much bigger and better than last year's "Chicago Summer Celebration." "Last year, we just didn't have the horses," explained Dennis Church, public information officer for the Chicago Council on Youth Welfare on loan to Deputy Mayor David Stahl and Mayor Daley's summer youth program. This year, there will be well, let's talk about the youths in the conference room, first. Church selected them from Chicago-area colleges and high schools. In recent weeks they have been investigating all available youth activities in Chicago sports, entertainment, job openings, hobby groups, block parties, all sorts of events. These will be listed in a directory, and the youths will work at a battery of phones In the emergency snow control room at City hall. By calling 744-3211, any youth would be able to find out what's happening. "That's why we want to acquaint you today with what we're trying to do and the part you'll be playing in it," said Jack Harms, the Foote, Cone & Belding copywriter Fal-staff, People's Gas who worked out the Reach-Out theme with staff artist Ed Morgan and members of the Leo Burnett agency. Harms also asked the youths to suggest additional activities. "I'm getting tired of saying 'baseball and basketball leagues' and things like that," he said. "The typewriter practically writes those things by itself." One young man suggested a city-wide sports championship with a trophy .for the winner, and Harms said it was a good idea. But for the most part, the little audience remained silent. In his presentation earlier, Church apparently had touched most of the bases, at least promotion-wise. Reach-Out will be launched at a noon ceremony June 24 the Monday after school lets out at the Civic center plaza, Church said. Even the speeches will be youth - oriented. "There won't be any adults saying anything." A rock singing group called The Houston Fearless will entertain; 5,000 balloons will be launched. "What about getting a skywriter or a blimp?" a young man asked. "Man, that costs about $8,500," said Al Weismann, Foote, Cone's public relations director. He said commercial film companies and television stations had already promised thousands of dollars worth of production facilities and commercial air time. Celebrities had served without pay. Weismann was willing to try, tho. "So we'll ask the blimp people. We'll ask the skywriters." Church assured the youths that the product they'd be selling would be a good one. -iV ' i ft f I AX t r c - f! i I First of stars to join Chicago's Reach-Out campaign, Sammy Davis Jr. performs for film "commercial." "Sometime in July a fleet of ships donated by the defense department will sail in from the great lakes destroyers, submarines. We'll try to get every kid in the city on them. Two hundred swimming pools will be open and we'll have over 200 splash parties in the streets, using fire department hoses." There will be an air show on the lakefront, dances, coffee houses, theater troupes performing in the neighborhoods, airplane tours over the city, and thousands of summer jobs rounded up by business and civic associations, Church said. The advertising project evolved from meet ings of Mayor Daley's summer program promotion committee, chaired by Fairfax M. Cone. It is a way of giving fun and meaning to a summer in the city. Chicago has had summer youth programs before, but they weren't advertised with commercials starring Sammy Davis Jr. The mayor's summer program involves 40 public and private agencies working with a total operating budget of 50 million dollars and an additional grant of $2,100,000 from the federal office of economic opportunity. "The reason for it is to give kids the most meaningful kind of experience for the sum mer," said David Stahl, the deputy mayor in charge of the program. "Historically, the only reason kids were given a summer vacation was so they could harvest the crops," he said. "In the city, there should be something meaningful for them to do." In the Foote, Cone & Belding conference room, Weismann finally raised the question that almost always comes up in media presentations such as this. "Well, you think it's gonna work?" The youthful youth workers nodded their heads, yes, silently saluting something big that had just been run up the flagpole. New York PRINCESS GRACE of Monaco is in Middleburg, Va., visiting the Shirley Turners. She has her darling little 3-year-old daughter Princess Stephanie with her, but the two older children. Princess Caroline' and Prince Albert, stayed in Monte Carlo with Daddy. The former Grace Kelly will be in Philadelphia later in the week to visit her family and then go on to Ocean City, N. J., where the Kellys keep a summer home. One of the reasons for the princess trip is to look into boarding schools for Princess Caroline. Grace and Rainier are thinking seriously of sending her to an American schooL After all, she's half red, white, and blue. A stunning little group will gather at l'Etoile to say "arrivederci" to Ben Montresor, the young artist-author-designer, tonight. Dear sweet adorable little Cathy MacAuley and she really is and Kermit Imbrey are giving a dinner for Beni before he returns to Italy to begin work on a new movie with Federico Fellini. Some of those who will be saying "arrivederci" are Judy and Sam Peabody, Pamela and Bradford Walker, Ruth Ford, Sen. and Mrs. Jacob Javits, Howard Hook, Snsan Stein, Catherine Milinaire and Penelope Tree with Jonathan Lieberson. FERNANDA WETHERILL, who will marry James Niven on July 6 in Southampton, was given a big party in Washington by Fernanda's brother, F. Dring Wetherill Jr., and his wife and the Joseph B. Atkinsons Jr. The fun went on at Mr. and Mrs. John Ilaig's house, and it really was supposed to be a kitchen shower, but everybody forgot about the pots and pans because it was all so glorious and everyone was there and everything. Actor David Niven will be his son's best man. The wedding originally set for June 15 was postponed to allow David to finish his London movie. Fernanda is the daughter of Mrs. Donald Steward Leas Jr. of the fine old Philadelphia Wanamakers. Fernanda will be married in the First Presbyterian church. i i Once the Debutante Ball Is Over. . . TRIBUNE Staff Photoi trf HirdY Wltlnl The Misses Molly Brown (left) and Dana Littell pause for a moment in garden of Winnetka home of Mrs. . Payson Smith. Declarer Lands Safely with Low Heart BY CHARLES H. GOREN Neither vulnerable. East deals. NORTH A 832 V A 10 076 A A Q J 9 6 5 WEST A K J 10 5 4 V J9754 O Q EAST A 6 V KQ832 0 943 A K 10 8 3 SOUTH AAQ97 OAKJ10 852 A 4 The bidding: East Pass Pass Pass Pass South 1 O 4 O Pass North 2 A 3 A 5 O West 1 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Five of West's substandard over-call of one spade backfired in a strange manner in the above liand. After North's free bid of two clubs, South made a strong effort to reach slam by cue bidding West's suit and then jumping in dia monds. When North refused to cooperate with South's slam tries, the latter reluctantly settled for a game. West, influenced perhaps by his opponent's cue bid in spades, chose to open the five of hearts, which placed considerable pressure upon the declarer. With some other lead, South can draw trumps, take a club finesse in either direction, and subsequently use the ace of hearts to enter dummy for a spade discard on the established jack of clubs. He can hardly fail to win 11 tricks 7 diamonds, 2 clubs, 1 heart, and 1 spade. The heart opening, however, deprives South of his reentry to the North hand, before a second club trick has been established. If he plays the ace of hearts, draws trumps, and subsequently takes a club finesse, the final result will be a two-trick set. After East takes the king of clubs, South must still lose three spades. Declarer realized his pre dicament, and after a careful analysis he uncovered a plan that made allowance for the king of clubs being offside. At trick one, he played the 10 of hearts from dummy. East won the trick with the queen and made the natural shift to his singleton six of spades. South played the ace and then cashed the ace of diamonds. When the queen dropped from West's hand, declarer drew the remaining trump and proceeded to take the club finesse. East was in with the king; however, he had no safe exit. Whether he returned a club or a heart, North must regain the lead and South is able to discard his three losing spades on the Qood Coming If a person is stubborn and wins, he's got guts; if he's stubborn and loses, he's stupid. Part Pup ace-queen of clubs and the ace of hearts. Had East continued with a heart at trick two, declarer would have been unable to effect his plan; however, he had nothing to lose by trying. The one spade overcall had marked West with at least a five card suit, so that East had at most one spade. When he wins the opening lead, the temptation to shift to his singleton is hard to resist; and, once South strips out the diamonds, the club finesse can be taken with complete assurance. iP7 il Xy 15K? f A : 4 Pl - Tf ftu I In - J Sj l4 Jl fs w ' Margaret Preston BY STEPHANIE FULLER THAT THE thoughts of youth are long, long . thoughts was in evidence yesterday when a number of the 1968 debutantes -got together for luncheon and discussed their summer plans. Twenty-six young ' women met members of the Service Club of Chicago at the luncheon given by Mrs. E. Payson Smith in the garden at her Winnetka home. The conversation was far from the powder puff chatter one might expect from a group whose members are about to take part in that whirl of teas and dances known as "being introduced to society." Mrs. Hugh C. Michels Jr., club member, summed it up - by saying, "I think it's interesting to see how much deeper and more involved these young people are today than the debutantes were around 10 or 15 years back. I also think the popularity of debuts in general is dwindling. Girls prefer to go abroad to study or to take part in volunteer programs at home." "After July 1, my work is cut out for me," volunteered Miss Bliss Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Williams, "I'm going to run a Katharine Bard Headstart program at Christ church parish house in Winnetka. My students will be Negro children from the south side and children from Winnetka." Assisting Bliss will be her classmate at Smith college, Miss Deborah Seabury, another debutante. Miss Katherine Mcintosh, daughter of the Gilbert B. Mclntoshes of Inverness, hopes to do some some sociology work in Evanston this summer. She talked about the student demonstration at Northwestern university, where she is a student, and commended Dr. J. Roscoe Miller, president of the university, in his handling of the situation. "I think the demonstration was successful in that it brought to light the problems of the Negro at the university," she said. "I had the opportunity to get to know several Negro coeds and to talk with them about their problems." Miss Blandina Albright, a physical anthropology major at Goddard college in Vermont, plans to take a breather from her studies and relax " at the Albright ranch in Dubois, Wyo., where she will "work with the horses." Dina said: "If I had my choice of anywhere in the world to live, I'd pick the Peggy Derry ranch." Her parents the Ivan Albrights, have a small Lake Shore drive apartment, but spend most of their time in Woodstock, Vt. Mrs. Albright plans to go to Goddard college next year, but Dina joked, "There will be no competition because mother will be a year behind me." Miss Cynthia Caples, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Caples, will work this summer as an artist with an advertising company. Cindy is studying art and anthropology at the University of Colorado. Another student in Colorado, only at Temple-Buell college, is Miss Sally Swearmgen,, "I want to be a writer so I'm spending this summer writing," Sally explained. "I already have gotten a rejection slip from a women's magazine." The Misses Lexy Estes and Peggy Derry will act as tour guides in a Dundee pottery factory, Miss Barbara Haight will attend summer school at Northwestern university, and Wicky Loomis will work for a department store. Blonde Penelope and brunette Pamela Fowler, twin daughters of the John H. Fowlers of Evanston, will be day camp counselors at different camps when the debuts are over. Miss Dana Littell Emily Ann Everitt hopes to obtain a modeling job this summer, while Miss Kathy Bard plans to tour Japan with her parents, the junior Ralph Bards. Altho it was a woman's luncheon, getting a bird's eye view of the buds and taking it all in was E. Payson Smith Jr., who is called "Skipper" and who helped serve the refreshments. He will be among young men acting as escorts for the round of parties and he seemed to think the debutantes are "A-Okay." Debut Note George Pfisterer of Vero Beach, Fla., will miss the debut tea for his granddaughter, Courtney Kling, today in the Exmoor Country club, but he has a very good reason. Mr. Pfisterer, who is 82 and shoots his age in golf, will attend his 60th class reunion at the University of Illinois. However, he will come here this week-end to visit his granddaughter and her parents, the Walton Klings of Northfield. The debutante's paternal grandmother, Mrs. LeRoy Kling of Evanston, will be present for the tea today at which decorations will be present for the tea today at which decorations will be multi-colored. HERE I AM GJALK(N5 ACROSS THE AEflODKWE CAMEL (7 S7" THE OJEATHER 15 CLEAR... 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