The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 16, 1965 · Page 13
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, October 16, 1965
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i A a. U U UTUTUU'A "V " THE COURIER 13 By V Explores Indian 'Rights On 'ABC's Nightlife ca on UA1EL Oct. U, l6S G1RL1NDI EVERY OXCE IN a while, television comes up with a provocative program of a controversial nature. Last Wednesday night was one of those rare times. The program in question originated on "ABC NIGHTLIFE," show with host LES CRANE and NIPSEY RUSSELL exploring the injustices ac corded the American Indian. Because of the lateness of the hour however, it Is believed few saw the informative program, although H was certainly one that all shoud have had the opportunity to see during prime time. THE POPULAR ABC - TV network show moved from New York to Hollywood a few weeks ago. Presented In most cities at 11:15 P.M, It comes on much later In the Pittsburgh area, following the "MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE" which Is In the aforementioned time slot on WTAE - TV. As a result only those willing: to wait up until after 1 A.M. saw and listened to one of the most stimulating discussions presented on the air this season. PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED JAY SILVER HEELS, better known as "TONTO" of "THE LONE RANGER" fame, a thorobred Indian; WILL KOGERS Jr. and MARY McCARTY, the latter two claiming some Indian blood. DICK McKENZIE, a member of the Sioux tribe, opened the subject. A veteran of World War II, McKenzie told of the broken treaties made by the government with his people. He also said in many respects, the Indians faired much worse than the Negro in this country. MARY McCARTY, AN actress who In her own words Is "half breed," said when the white man first arrived In this country, the Indian In all Innocence, looked upon them as "white gods." They befriended them and gave them land to make home and start a new life. Money meant nothing to them. But Instead of friendship, the white man cheated and utole the land from the Indian, forcing him to fight a losing battle. Now they have to live on reservations that are In many respects, worse than the ghettoes which poor Negroes have to live. DO YOU KNOW that until 1950 it was apalnst the law to serve an Indian an alcoholic beverage In a bar? This and A A. Izzy Rowes NOTE BOOK NEW YORK Last week was the week that Sammy Davis rturned to Broadway and there's a new glitter to "Golden Boy." Davis known as "Mr. Total Talent" has put out the word that from now until the show closes, he will have to to take It easy and cut down on the many benefits he's been doing. Doctor's orders, barked by Mrs. Davis demands. The latter told this scribe that she does not intend to be a young widow. Incidentally, SD plans to do most of the taping of his teevee spectacular, "Sammy Davis Wonderful World of Children," over. He isn't pleased with the way some parts of the show came off. He said the shooting didn't happen until the wee hours of the morning and the kids were too tired to glow with the "go go" then. By the way, Sammy Davis and his musical conductor George Rhodes have been nominated for an Emmy. The nomination came for "The Swinging World of Sammy Davis," which was a local teevee show. The Emmy Awards will take place here next month. JUDGE AND MRS. Amos Bowman acted like newlyweds celebrating their 24th anniversary last week. Thy have their hearts and eyes set on a Mediterranean cruise to mark their 25th. Couldn't happen to nicer people . . . Speaking about newlyweds is a reminder that the girls turned it on for Martha Lewis Crawford Satdee at the L. I. manse of Mary Lopez. Martha is slimer and as pretty as she ever was to prove the point that a woman Is beautiful when she's loved. However Evelyn Cunningham sent this Item along on that matter of the heart. "Love makes the world go around but often causes people to do mighty dizzy things." Hope this has nothing to do with the fact that she's telling the girls happy things about the teevee director whose heart side she's seen with at all the gay places. PERRI COUSINS HARPER dashed off to D.C. so fast over the week - end there's thoughts that she's coming up with a more Important job to replace her former WLIB chores . . . Marie Poston and Mildred Vernon must have passed Perri on the way as they headed for N'York to ogle the dying World's Fair and take in a few B'way shows. Marie has joined the LBJ crew working on Economic Opportunities. The man of my house got himself quite a radio scoop last Friday when he interviewed Veepee Hubert H. Humphrey for his "Community Journal of the Air" radio show. His sponsor, Burling Balfour Mills, will offer the interview, free and without commercial spots, to radio stations throughout the country as it is against school drop - out ... Dr. Buddy Cowan Is watching his Juanita with both a medical and husbanly eye since she's expecting any hour. Jackie Robinson is warning all who would listen that the Birch Society is playing a most dangerous game. Its members are allegedly embedding the young generation with the same brand of hate which has made democracy such a farce in the eyes of the non - whites throughout the world. He has put out the call for all organizations to Join the ADA in a con - eenstrated fight against the posion of hate. THIS ISN'T A pun, but true that comes November, the first annual $4,000 open Southeastern proamateur golf tournament will be held at Jekyll Island, Ga. The affair is being sponsored by the Frontier Golf Club whose members guarantee that there will not be any "Mr. Hyde" connected with the vent. John T. McPhee, who's better known about Tin Pan Alley, Is spending most of his time working with the House of Youth Program Inc. in Boston. Rf v. 0Neil Shannon, some flame for a "brother eh?," former pro - fighter and marathon runner, is founder of the project The news strike here kept many friends of Lawrence Winters from learning about his death In Germany after a long bout with cancer. I remember his great talent from "Porgy and Bess" and "Call Me Mister." He never got the break here his talent deserved. His baritone voice got some note when he became the first race member to sing a major role with a major opera company when he was selected to sing RJgoletto with N'York Opera Company. When he died he was the leading baritone with the Hamburg State Opera in Germany. ADAM O. TATEM, who spent most of his teen life with the older theatrical crowd, like Leonard Reed, Ralph Cooper and the late Willie Bryant tipped his hat to all of them a few weeks ago when he was personally honored by the prexy of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. He was also a mem ber of the President's Club for writing oodles of insurance policies . . . Clarence Jones, better known for his legal work for Dr. Martin Luther King, has just about gotten his in suranee company off the planning board. It's big with several million dollars, six to be exact, backing its success. Lamont Washington had an understudy's dream come true, but the critics were on a strike and nobody will know how it filled Sammy Davis shoes as top - star of "Golden Boy." The play dropped almost SO - thousand dollars when Sam was forced into a rest period ... Movie star Joan Crawford and Sammy Davis have Joined together for a big USO punch here to help all of us pat the fighting boys on the back. The Bridgefield Civic League has set its Northeast Bronx Cotillion for next Friday . . . Cecil Moore, the fiery leader of the Philly NAACP, is contacting all his friends about advertising In that city's first Freedom Journal. Sound like a capital idea and deserves backing, but with bucks . . . And while you're feeling helpful don't forget the Medical Committee for Human Rights' affair at the N'York Hilton Oct. 15 . . . The press party at Toots Shor to announce the December Carnegie Hall tribute to Louis Armstrong raised more than $10,000 for the AGA Youth Fund . . . And this was just a press Dasn, wonaer now mucn iney wiu raise inrougn rops for the Carnegie event NBC - TV people, and me too, are kinda happy about the manner in which Bill Cosby was received by the nation's eyes costarring with Robert Culp in "I Spy." The program won out over all the rough spots of bias and bigotry. In fact the reports from NBC - TV that only one un - American card was received. more was revealed on "ABC's NIGHTLIFE." Crane asked for anyone representing the Department on Indian Affairs, is welcome to come on the program and defend the government. This writer would like to hoar more of such programs. Only wish they could come on at a decent hour. r. J A IV ' 'V - r ALL - STARS - Junior Walker and the All - Stars leaped into prominence with their smash recording, "Shotgun." They were featured on last week's "Shindig," and ABC - TV show. This popular quartet will be part of Motown'i Big Show which will be touring major cities this month. it f. "THE FIRST LOOK" The regular cast of the new NBC News public affairs series, "The First Look," tunes up for the 1965 - 66 season on the NBC - TV Network, Left to right: Oscar Brand, Jackie Washington, Neil A LOT OF credit must go to all three of the major networks for their coverage of the Pope's visit to this country. Whether one was Catholic or not, made no difference. It had to go down as one of the most Inspiring teevee presentations in a long time. The Mass at Yankee Stadium was most Impressive. And seen In color was simply magnificent The brilliant reds in the Pope's robe, the Cardinals hats and sashes and the carpet were most colorful. No matter what one's religious denominations, certainly one couldn't help but feel gome emotion when the Tope blessed the little children. AT THE TIME wher. this column went to press, everyone was awaiting the outcome of the WORLD SERIES. The MINNESOTA TWINS had captured the first two games and t was un to the LOS ANGELES DODGERS to defend their title. (They were last year's champions). Speaking of the series, once again color played a great part in the enjoyment of this big classic. The commercials were particularly effective on a color set. one or tne nicest commercials ieaiurea a pau - of young boys (one Negro) who showed their delight in the new PLYMUOTH AUTOMOBILES. ALL - TIME GREAT FRANK SINATRA will host "THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE" Saturday night The popular ABC - TV variety show comes on at 9:30 P.M. Among Sinatra's guests will be the great Count Basle Band, which wui De returning from Europe for the outing. Incidentally, Frank and DEAN MARTIN brightened the "TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON" last week on NBC - TV. They made the show swiii LOVELY LESLIE UGGAMS and the famous SUPREMES will be among PAUL ANKA's guests when he takes over the host duties on "HULLABALOO" Oct 18. Show time, 7:30 P.M. EDT . . . Dean Martin and guest star Robert Goulet will help Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong celebrate his 50th year in show business on NBC - TV's "The Dean Martin Show" in color on Thursday, Oct 21 (10 - 11 P.M. EDT). GETTING BACK TO the Pone's visit, FATHER O'DON - NELL on NBC - TV with FRANK McGEE, and BISHOP SHEEN on CBS TV with HARRY REASONER, were Just wonderful In their sidelight color reports. FATHER LAWRENCE LUCAS, a Negro priest In Harlem, and Father Moody did s nice Job recounting their Impressions of the day. . .. rrv' . f til 5,vit ,Mi - r j it a Z. . 4.T X. '7. H - v I . tar i Jones and Sally Sheffield. They will tell "in song and story for youthful audiences" about the wonders of our our world. The program will ba colorcast on Saturdays ( 12 noon to 12:30 P.M., EDT) starting Oct. 16. E......Tf. a . . . . IL, ....S. i i wTm "w . RADIO INTERVIEW - Distinguished pro - ducer - director Otto Preminger is interviewed by Evelyn Cunningham, on her mid - day radio program in New York City. Preminger visited Harlem to help promote his new motion picture, "Bunny Lake Is Missing," a Columbia Pictures release. As with many of his pictures, f is - Preminger's latest movie was filmed on location in London, England, without utilizing any studio facilities. As head of his own production company, Otto Preminger has blazed trails for Negro actors and actresses, as well as being one of the leading creative figures in tha movie industry. V i & i w c . ii ;, O. .. i kiiiiTi'I y'n' - in) n ill - i i i iMiiiiit" PLUGGING DISC - Gospel singer Clara Ward and Anthony Newley, star of "The Roar of the Greasepaint," pose backstage at the Copa Lounge where Miss Vard is now apoearing. She moves into the Cadillac Club in Philadelphia later this month. Here Miss Ward and Newley hold her latest hit, "Gonna Build a Mountain," which was written by Newley. The recording has sold 5,000 copies in its first two weeks of release. Negro Rodeo Star In Film Roy Quirk, noted Negro rodeo star and champion bronc - buster, will make his motion picture debut in Ralph Nelson's "Duel at Dia. bio," a Nelson - Engel - Cherokee production for United Artists release. The movie is being filmed at Kanab, Utah, with James Gar ner, Sidney Poitier, Bibl An derson, Bill Travers and Deft nis Weaver starring. The casting of Quirk along with Poitier In the action Western, set in the turbulent period following the Civil War, rests on sound historical grounds, following recent dis closures about the important role of the Negro In the open ing of the West Nelson is directing the color movie and co - producer with Fred EngeL No Glass Slipper Kristin Nelson, starring with ' husband. Rick, and Jack Kelly in reversal's "Love and i iCisses," says the greatest dis appointment of her life occurred in the fourth grade when she was by - passed for Sings For Cops German opera singer Eric Domain makes his American movie debut in a non - singing role in Universale "A Man Could Get Killed," starring James Garner, Melina Mer - court, Sandra Dee and Tony Franciose. He plays a German spy who becomes a police in former. NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. In the short space of a few months, the name of Ruth Bowen has become a big one In theatrical circles. As presl - dent of Queen Booking Corporation, the immaculately groomed Mrs. Bowen has demonstrated her ability to guide the show business careers of more than 50 singers and bands. The latest to sign contracts with her up - and - coming agency is the Gentrys, an all - white rock and roll group that en - Joys national popularity and rate high on the best - selling record lists. Other recent additions to her stable are singer Betty LaVette, the Ikettes and bandleader King Curtis and Willie Jackson. A FORMER BUSINESS adviser to the late Dinah Washington, who schooled her well in the strange world of head - liners, Mrs. Bowen started con centrating In earnest in the man - dominated business side of the profession two years ago. Cutting back on her social world affairs where she was rated one of the city's top socialites as a member of the famed Rlnkeydinks Club, she set out to make a name for herself as a shrewd and talented pilot for the big names in the pop music world. Among the top record and nlteclub artists under pact to QBC are The Impressions, Major Lance, Chuck Berry, Roy Hamilton. Johnny Hart - man, Barbara Mason, boui bis ters, Johnny Nash, The Royal - ettes, Gene Chandler, Walter Jackson, Irwin C. Watson, The Allegros, Kenny Burrell Quar tette, Earl Bostic, Gene Lud - wig, Johnny Lytle, Willie Bo - Bo, and Sonny Stitt At first many performers the role of CInderelle. Instead, she played the fairy fHENNESST MtwrxtMTtr man wumm mm . p'Wi '" - wmiBt ' - mm - jiMjajwiijiiyiiiijiuiinwuwijK ivi.U' "1 r I i t J i . A Mri . , f ; ' - - : ' ": : f M 'Sf J I - jit - 'ill i - ' $ I ' "'! ' I) I . ; - 3 fclllllMMil.. , IIM "LOSER" - Eartha Kitt guasKstart as a Hong Kong nightclub singer who helps American undercover agents smash an international narcotics ring, although she is an addict herself, in "The Losar." episode of NBCTV's "I Spy" color series, Wednesday, Oct. 20. The script for this episode was written by series star Robert Culp. Bill Cosby co - stars in the series. Ruth Bowen Guides Stars To Show Business Fame may have doubted the ability of a woman to steer them into the paths of fame and fortune, but no more. Each day brings more big name clients to her BLP4201 (BST 84201) Broadway offices as they hear of their fellow performers rise to success being master - minded by the smooth Bowen magic wana On HBLujE MOTE The great tenor sax star Stanley Tiarreniinie and the Big Band J0YRIDEH r JOYFtlDE" tlx - i V - r Vm i River's Invitation I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone Little Sheri - Mattie T. - Bayou - A Taste of Honey OTHER BLUE NOTE ALBUMS YOU WILL ENJOY All That's Good Frederick Roach BLF 4190 Talkln' About Grant Green BLP Ills One Flight Vp Dexter Gordon BLP M Free For All Art Blakey ft The Jazz Messengen .... BLP 417 The Turnaround Hank Mobley BLP 4188 It's - Time Jackie McLean BLP 4179 The Thing To Da Blue Mitchell BLP 4I7S riialngiiai finhhr Hntrhcrunn ....................... BLP 4198 Prayer Meetin Jimmy Smith BLP 4164 Dl I IC MTC WRITE FOR FREE CATALOGUE DLUC IM W I C 45 W. fist St, New York S3, N.Y. HAVE A LITTLE BRANDY 3 fey iUlL HANDY A friend in need - thsfs Hennessyl Your own flask of Hennessy will come In handy any time, for any occasion. This popular, economical small size 1$ perfect for sporting events, picnics, and outings. ..makes an ideal traveling companion tucked away In your briefcase or suitcase. So have a little Hennessy handy - it's America's most popular cognac brandy. HENNESSY COGNAC BRANDY 64 4 SO Pfool Schleff elin & Co, Naw York t

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