The Mercury from Pottstown, Pennsylvania on October 18, 1975 · Page 13
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Mercury from Pottstown, Pennsylvania · Page 13

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Saturday, October 18, 1975
Page 13
Start Free Trial

Glad y ou asked that! Are TV's lady cops for real? By MARILYN AND HY GARDNER Q: In those TV series depicting policewomen doing the jobs of policemen, are we supposed to believe that somtheir exploits—like Angie Dickenson’s — are genuine? Or is it all one big ripoff? - Doris K., Portland, Ore. A: Naturally a good deal of it must be fictional — but also much of it is factual. Police chiefs readily admit that their policewomen are dedicated, courageous and effective officers. Take as an example assistant chief Anthony V. Bouza, commanding officer of the Bronx (N Y.) Field Services Area. He has 80 women under his command, many on patrol performing the same duties given to their male counterparts “While lady cops number less than 3 per cent of all officers in the Bronx, they have amassed 64 medals for heroism or exceptional performance. They work around the clock in the worst ghettoes of the city and receive their assignments on the basis of a color-blind and sex-blind policy. They carry sidearms, even the five-shot, three-inch barrel model, carried on the hip,” Bouza proudly points out. “By the middle of this year the presence of women in police ranks had become commonplace, despite a substantial amount of resistance from men. The appearance of feminine first names on department reports or in news acoouhts of arrests or rescues was no longer a curiosity. They were performing, gaining a grudging and very hard-won acceptance. ” As for the intrusion of sex (which TV series writers and producers inject to add glamor), Bouza observes: “A platonic but terrifically intense relationship is forged in the crucible of shared danger, as well as long hours and soul-revealing moments spent together. This relationship, when one of the Scenery delay halts Pearl Bailey's show BOSTON (UPI) - Pearl Bailey’s “Hello Dolly” road show ran into a dead end Friday when two of four large trucks packed with costumes and stage gear failed to show up after a cross-country trip “I'm alive and well in Boston and waiting for the scenery,” the veteran actress said, announcing that Friday's opening performance at the Schubert Theater was called off inimmiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiii!iii£ SAT. NITE 9 30 to 1:30 RECORD HOP = Tune» of the 50 » A 60 » = i WOODY SELLERS I of fhe turntable Coming Diuo Sound 5 Sot Oct 25 ‘isn't this a weird situa­ tion9” she asked. ‘‘How can they be lost? It's not a Volk- wagen, you know.” The show, with an all black cast, was a sell-out hit here for six weeks in 1967 PARTY Room Facilities OPEN DAILY FOR LUNCH I COUNTRY I TAVERN E Rt. 100 j= 4 Mi. S of Pott»town = 469-9970 älllllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIWIIIIIIilHIIIIllllllin FRANKFORT, Ky. (UPI) — Jesse Stuart, Kentucky’s poet laureate, has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his latest book, ‘The World of Jesse Stuart.” a collection of poems. The book is his 46th. and while Stuart. 68. has mainly been recognized for his best selling novels, he began as a poet. Stuart's latest book has already won the Academy of American Poets Award. Jjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiitiiiiitiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiu i GREEN TREE INN | RT. 73, Obelisk I FRI. i LOADED DICE | Si 7 3 GUYS & A GAL aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiniiiiitiiir? ■ *'& * * ÿ ■'’’i; • 4V ; " I i r'it IM POWER PLANT INN Rt 422, Sanatoga UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT FRI. & SAT. EVES. COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC • Hot & Cold Sandwiches • Steamed Clams • Shrimp-ln-The-Basket POTTSTOWN ORIOLES 62 High Street SATURDAY, OCT 18th, 11 to 2 Music by JV DRIFTERS SUNDAY, OCT 19th, 7.30 to 10.30 Music By THE GOLDEN BRASS HAPPY DAYS MONDAY THRU THURSDAY We Cater To Wedding Receptions, Banquets and Parties lln Our Newly Decorated Banquet Room — Phone 323-97 69 partners is a woman, is likely to have amorous possibilities.” Q: Didn’t Rocky Marciano, the late undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, once want to be a major league ballplayer? If so, in what position? And with what club? — C. McC., New Bedford, Mass. A: As the Strong Boy of Brockton, Mass., Rocky had dreams of making the Chicago Cubs as a catcher. After a tryout with one of that team’s farm clubs, he decided to become a fighter. The first time he heard this, Rocky’s No. 1 fan, Yogi Berra, said: “Well, he hits pretty good in that league, doesn’t he9” Q. Is it true that those paging beeper devices doctors and other busy men and women use for emergencies, will soon be built right into wTist watches? — ROD , Phoenix, Ariz. A: Yes — it's only a matter of time. Q . Did any foreign country ever issue a stamp honoring an American’s music? — Rita McD., Tacoma, Wash. A: Yes. In the mid-60s, while “The Sound of Music” was being filmed in Salzburg, Austria issued a special cancellation stamp honoring Rodgers and Hammerstein and the musical movie. This could have been a philatelic first. Q. How many brothers does Telly Savalas have? And what are their names? — Joanne Saywitz, Burlington, Vt. A: Socrates, Praxiteles and Demosthenes. Aristotle (that’s Telly) told Don Rickies, when they were filming “Kelly’s Heroes” in Yugoslavia: “That’s how I studied diction — pronouncing my brothers’ names!” Send your questions to Hy Gardner, “Glad You Asked That,” care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 11748. Chicago. 111. 60611 Marilyn and Hy Gardner will answer as many questions as they can in their column, but the volume of mail makes personal replies impossible. y QTAG£~ 'v/ IV £ A'fo l//f S Yablans to produce independent film gimiMimiiiiiimiiiiiimmimiiiiiiiiiiimiimnimmiimiiiiiiiiimiiiimiiiiimimiiU: | LOWER FREDERICK FIRE CO. f Spring Mount Road, Spring Mount 287-9961 FRI. 10.30 1:30 MIDNIGHT COWBOYS SAT. f ROCK N COUNTRY SUN. 9.00-12.00 SIIVIRLINKRS OPEN DAILY 3.30-1 00, SAT. & SUN 9 A M -3 A M Kitchen Open Thur*. thru Sun. 5iiiitiiiMiiiimiiiiii!Hiiii(iiiii!iiiiiiiiiiimtiisiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiii£ LOS ANGELES (AP) Frank Yablans. former president of Paramount Pictures. starts his new career as an independent producer with “Super Chief,’’ a comedy starring Gene Wilder. Yablans first film under his contract with 20th Century-Fox is an original script by Colin Higgins about a successful author who encounters wild characters and misadventures on a train trip from Los Angeles to Chicago. Arthur Hiller, who recently completed “W.C. Fields and Me,” will direct ‘‘Super Chief,’’ startng early in 1976 M-U-S-l-C TONIGHT FROM 10:30— 1:30 Music By WIND JAMMER GABELSVILLE A.A. 1 Mi. W. of Boyertown MEMBERS ONLY LOS ANGELES (AP) Double Oscar winners A1 Kasha and Joel Hirschom have been signed to wTite the music for “Pete's Dragon,” the biggest musical project at Walt Disney Productions since “Mary Poppins ” The song writers won Academy Awards in 1973 for “The Morning After’’ from “The Poseidon Adventure’’ and in 1974 for “We May Never Love Like This Again” from “The Towering Inferno.” “Pete’s Dragon” will combine live-action and animation and will be produced by Jerome Courtland next summer. .. LOS ANGELES (AP) “Starsky and Hutch,” one of the few successful new shows of the television season, has been assured of a full-season run by ABC. CLOUD 9 MUSICAL BAR 940 Township Line Road, Phoenixvilte Presents tor your dancing and listening pleasure -TONIGHT- THE HIGH HATS Full menu nightly Proper attire please j Open 9 pm to 2 am Tue$., Wed., Thurs , Fri. & Sat nights CLOUD 9 MUSICAL BAR 940 Township Line Road, Phoenixville NOW OPEN for lunch, cocktails and late night snacks — lunch served 11 to 2:30 — cocktail hour 4 to 6 — dancing 9 pm to 2 am Catering to weddings, banquets, parties and1 private meetings — live entertainment nightly. Call 935-9932 for more information Wk ' ? * Maid Marian in Gotham Misty Rowe, wHo plays the role of Maid Marian in the ABC TV series, "When Things Were Rotten" reacts to a question during an interview in New York City last week. Miss Rowe was in town to publicize the new series. ABC captures first in weekly TV ratings NEW YORK i AP) Although CBS’ “All in the Family’’ was the nation’s top-rated show. CBS occupied a rare No. 3 spot among the networks last week in estimated average audience levels for its evening programs, according to A C. Nielsen ratings made public Tuesday. ABC, a consistent third-place finisher in the weekly ratings averages, came out on top last week for the first time since the new television season began five w’eeks ago. The network, enjoying its best season in years, said the last time it won the weekly ratings averages for prime-time programs was in mid-January a year ago According to Nielsen figures for the week ending Oct. 12. ABC's prime-time viewing audience worked out to an estimated 13 million homes each night, compared to 12.5 million for NBC and about 12 million for CBS No national audience estimates were immediately available for President Ford's nationally-televised prime time appearances on TV on Monday and Thursday last week A Nielsen spokesman said ratings on Ford's appearances were not immediately available because they were broadcast live on a “sustaining” basis, without sponsorship. He said the figures would probably be available in about two weeks, when Nielsen puts out a more detailed audience survey. Ml SIC & DA \( I\C, NKNRY TARLKCKIS Bull N Barrel Today JUSTICE & THE SQUIRES Every Wed. Ladie* Night /./i p \1u*i< New Berlinville, Pa Phone 367-9918 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR OUR OCT. 30th HALLOWEEN PARTY Dress Up or Come as You Are (AND) ■ANDY WARHOL'S DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT ____The Mercury, Pottstown, Pa. - Sat., Oct. 18, 1975 - 13 Chicano is first to star on TV HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Richard Yniguez beamed, exposing bright white teeth, as he said, “This is a television first for my people.” He stars in “The Deadly Tower,” an NBC-TV special (Oct. 18) in which he plays Ramiro Martinez, the hero of the University of Texas sniping incident in which 13 persons were slain. Yniguez is a handsome 29- year-old Californian who is delighted to have broken the Mexican-American mold in a dramatic television show “I am the first Chicano to play a major starring role in a national television program,” he said, still beaming. “Imaginethat' “Sure, there have been other Chicanos or Latins from South America who have had top roles But most of them are foreign bom “There is Fernando Iximas. Alejandro Rey. Gilbert Roland and Ricardo Montalban. just to name a few. They all speak with Spanish accents Not me. And in my role as Martinez, the heroic policeman, the only accent I use is Texan “At last we have managed to break the cliche. I am playing a man. not a caricature. It is only incidental that the character I play is a Chicano.” Yniguez belongs to a new breed of American Latins. He is young, ambitious and unwilling to settle for sub­ servience. He is dismayed that his people have not made a greater effort to assert themselves. “There are eight Puerto Ricans in television series right now. But not one Mexican or Chicano,” he said. “We've got to change that. The blacks are organized and very vocal. You see them on television all the time. In street scenes blacks everywhere. They are highly visible, but not Chicanos. “What really gets me down is watching producers go to foreigners for Chicano roles. They are often actors from Mexico. “In Chico and the Man' the hero is a Puerto Rican “We have now become the invisible people in America, That's amazing considering there are a million and a half of us right here in Southern California AMERICAN LEGION GEORGE A AMOLE POST 47 57 N. Franklin St. POTTSTOWN NOW BOOKING • CHRISTMAS PARTIES • WEDDING RECEPTIONS • PRIVATE PARTIES PHONE 326-0363 or 326-9265 CHESCO HUNT 1st ANNUAL GYMKHANA Sunday, Oct. 19 — 10 a.m. PIGEON CREEK FARM Pigeon Creek Road, Pottstown North on Route 100, Pass Route 23, 3/10th Mile, Turn Right on Cadmus Road, Follow Signs. AMERICAN LEGION HOME SOUTH READING AVENUE, BOYERTOWN FOR YOUR DANCING PLEASURE NEW OPENING HRS, SAT. 10 AM, SUN 9 AM FACILITIES FOR BANQUETS, RECREATION PARTIES CALL 367-9956 FOR RESERVATIONS ssa&j cMEmn NOÌOO MAU J 2 J -7770 . 'v«\w * • V.- H; STARTS SUNDAY & Mon. & Tue». Special 7.30 p.m. All Seot» ‘I90 Jan-Michael Vincent , is Carrol Jo H • A working man who’s had ; enough! I ■m-i C-. • s 1 1" ■ ■v -,,V*V * ' ïfVV- WHITE LINE FEVER A COLUMBIA PICTURES era INTERNATIONAL ONEMEDiA CENTER PRESENTATION LAST TIMES TONIGHT warren beatty julie christie * goldie hawn from Columbia I’u lures A l’-B Visla Feature ,R; STATE For Information Cali Anytime ‘24 Hour* A Day

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 21,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free