Statesville Record And Landmark from Statesville, North Carolina on September 30, 1972 · Page 21
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Statesville Record And Landmark from Statesville, North Carolina · Page 21

Statesville, North Carolina
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Saturday, September 30, 1972
Page 21
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Concert Set In Valdese Symphony Season Opens MARK SPITZ, winner of seven gold medals in the 1972 Olympic Games, kisses actress Julie Bennett, as comedian Bob Hope looks on during rehearsal for a skit to be televised on a special Oct. 5. Spitz plays a fledgling dentist in the skit which will mark his show business debut. (AP Wirephoto). Olympic Medalist Appears On Hope Show Spitz Gets His Feet Wet As Comedian HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Bob Hope: "Arc you a painless dentist?" Mark Spit/.: "I haven't hurt my- Use Your Bank Americard master charge THE INTERBANK CARD For Automobile Repairs At T&S 252 E. From St Statesville, N.C. Cadillac-Olds, Inc. Your Downtown Service Center Gilbert Windsor Service Manager self yet." Tliis was part of the dialogue of a television skit that will mark the showbusiness debut of Mark Spitz, winner of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games. 'ttie 22-year-old swimmer broke into the bigtime Monday night by taping a Bob Hope special for airing Oct. 5. Spitz came to Hollywood last weekend under the auspices of his new agents, the prestigious William Morris Office. The fee for the Hope show was estimated at $10,000. All this for working a day and a half. At rehearsal, Spitz handled the gag lines well, with some coaching from the master, Hope. "Mark went home and did his homework after the runthrough last night," the comedian remarked between rehearsals. "He knows the lines, but he reads them too fast. He's gotta learn to wait for the laughs." Hope said Spitz had been offered his choice of three skits from the comedian's gag writing factory: a Western, a movie saga with Hope as an aging Tarzan being replaced' by the younger Spitz and a spoof with Spitz as a fledgling dentist. Spitz a dental student at Indiana University, chose the last. The skit included three kisses by Julie Bennett, a busty redhead who portrays his nurse. At a news conference earlier, Spitz left no doubt that his swimming career was over. "Ihaven'teven been in the water since I finished the last race," he said. Spitz's agents said he had received, but not yet accepted, film offers from MGM, warner Brothers, director Vittorio de Sica and others. Hope remarked, "I think he's got a real future in our business. He's a real inspiration to the youth of our nation. And what an athlete! He makes Superman seem like Truman Capote. I call him Fort Knox with fins." Call Letters Undergo Change WINSTON-SALEM — Effective Tuesday viewers of channel 12 television in Winston-Salem will be watching WXII instead of the long familiar WSJS. The change in call letters of the station was brought about by the " sale of WSJS by Triangle Broadcasting Co. to Multimedia of Greenville, S. C. BUSTER CRABBE POOLS DAVE'S POOL SALES Of Mooresville, N.C. ^^ B.H.B., Inc. "^^ UP TO FIVE YEARS FINANCING A Pool Priced To Fit Every Family And A COMPLETE LINE OF SWIMMING POOL NEEDS. Member Of Mooresville Chamber Of Commerce D. H. Baldwin-Phone (704) 663-3235 HICKORY — The Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra opens its 1972-73 season tonight and tomorrow with tandem concert appearances in Valdese and Hickory. Under conductor Martin Bellar, the 55 piece orchestra will appear at Valdese Elementary School at 8 p.m. today. Sunday afternoon the orchestra will play at P. E. Monroe Auditorium on the Lenoir Rhynei College Campus in Hickory at 4 p.m. Featured at both concerts will be Eugene Barban, pianist. Barban is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's Conservatory of Music. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Since completing his graduate degrees Mr. Barban has appeared extensively throughout the eastern United States. He made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. With the Western Piedmont Symphony Mr. Barban will play Rachmaninoff s Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra. Bellar and the orchestra will present Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" Overture and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Currently some 750 volunteers are conducting season membership drives throughout the Uni- four area, encompassing Alexander, Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties. Those season mem- More people go to Savings & Loan Associations when they need money to buy/ build or remodel their home! There is a good reason! First Savings & Loan is Anxious to serve you! Your Savings Are Immediately Available At Any Time You Need Them Without Prior Notice. Remember, all accounts exempt from N. C. Intangible Tax "Security and Service Since 1887' FIRST SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION 212 East Broad St. Phone 873-3431 Use Our Convenient Drive-Up Window Always plenty of Free Parking in Our Lot! berships will have crossover privileges, allowing members to attend any of the orchestra's concerts. 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