Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 5, 1978 · Page 7
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 7

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, January 5, 1978
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Thursday, January 5, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, ,Callf.—7 Television in Review Of tarantulas and the family viewing time CB HAPPENINGS By JOAN HANAUER UPI Television Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - There was a television movie on CBS last week called "Tarantulas: the^Deadly Cargo." CBS is the network where at top executive once called the other in making jokes, at its expense. And while the wits chuckled at each other's' clever repartee, CBS laughed all the way to the bank. According to the ratings compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co., "Tarantulas" received a intellectually dubious biit , 20.4rating and a 33 share. CBS demographically popular research translated those tig- with their big audiences and bad scripts tend to weaken the remark made recently by John A. Schneider, seniftr vice IH-esident' of CBS, Inc., who told the National Association of Attorneys General in San Francisco, "If a program is so bad, or is so eVil, the viewers shows on another network "junk." ' Everyone who has seen this show has called it terrible. However, it also appears that everyone watched it. In the office, in the elevator, in the supermarket, people talked about "Tarantulas." Yes, they all slammed it. A father talked about his 10- year-old daughter imagining creatures creeping up her arm. They vied with each will turn it off. W? don't need ures into an estimated any watch dog committee to atidienee of slightly more than make those decisions." 30 million viewers. There is a heap of hypocrisy involved in deploring those shows we watch most. Few and far between are television's self-styled critics who haven't seen the shows they claim to hate — much more likely they are closet viewers. Somebody must be watching all those shows Shows such as "Tarantulas" Teen suicides on increase SACRAMENTO (UPI) The suicide rate among American teen-agers has jumped 50 percent in the last five years, partly because parents ignore the danger signs, says a specialist in adolescent depression. Irving Berlin, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of California, .'Davis, said an increasing number of young people who commit suicide don't feel loved by their parents. "These kids have trouble , learning in school because they feel nobody cares,about them," said BerHn, former president of the American Academy of ChUd Psychiatry. "A child's academic performance is related to how much his parents care about, his performance.'* He said the suicide-prone child is typically a Ipner who has difficulty miaking friends. "The kids are hungry for some kind of interaction with adults and other children, but how can you form close relationships when you haven't been given a firm foundation by your parents?" he said. But Berlin, who noted the juvenile suicide rate had soared 50 percent in five years, explained that although parents play a significant role in a child's problem, they can't always be blamed. "The parents haven't been nurtured themselves" he said. "Most parents who abuse their kids have been abused themselves when they we^ kids." ( Berlin said some parents dpn't seek psychiatric help for their children soon enough to prevent suicide because they don't take suicide threats seriously. "It's hard for parentstto see that their kids are repeating their (parents') life patterns," ' he said. "It's hard to get parents to do anything. Any suicide threat must be taken seriously." He said among the possible danger signals that should alert parents are their children becoming "isolated," a lack of friends and poor performance in school. He said girls are more inclined to kill themselves than boys. "Girls are more" vulnerable because they experience a desperate longing for friendship with both boys and girls." Boys tend to be more independent, he said. He said girls often turn to sex to make up for the lack of "They have a sexual relationship which leaveslthem empty, and suddenly the magical expectation isn't realized," he said. "Girls also don't have sports to give them a sense of unity. Evien if you're not close to your dad, sports can teach you ^togetherness." j i ^Berlin said suicidal tenden- dea are often found in young users of drugs and alcohol. "We have reason to believe that most kids who smash themselves up in car accidents and are killed in drug overdoses ai'e suicides," he ^aid. "But we have no way to . document this." •? Berlm s$id the' suicide rate among adolescents from racial minorities is higher than among whites, with higher rates in urban ghetto areas. "In a study we did in Los Angeles in 1971, the rate among blacks and Mexican- Americans was twice as hig^ as for whites," he said. "But native Americans probably have the highest rate among minorities." Berlin said Asian-American youngsters historically have had a low suicide rate, but because families ties in America are not as firm as they would have been in the, Orient, an increase in the rate has occurred. He said he knew of no specific iigijires, however. NO EGO TRIP: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has found a fan in U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young. Young, speaking at a Los Angeles press, conference, calls Sadat's trip to Israel "miraculous in that for the first time in my lifetime a statesman, instead of sending his young men and women out to kill, decided to take the risk upon himself." Schneider was striking out against those groups who threaten advertisers with economic boycott if they sponsor disapproved shows — a controversial tactic that apparently has thrown quite a scare into the television industry. There was another part of Schneider's speech worth noting, in which he seemed to back the network away from a concept it pioneered — family viewing time. Arthur Taylor, former president of CBS, Inc., was the man who proposed family viewing time, which the other networks adopted and which is under court challenge. Now Schneider says: "In today's society, there is no children's hour. That's not our doing; that's the problem of the family and its life style. According to the best estimates, the number of children between the ages of 2 and 12 watching television does not- fall below i million nationally until 1 a.m. That's a parental problem, pure and simple. "But does that mean-we should program, literally around the clock, because of the possible impact that we might have on some children who are predisposed to aggression and who might be viewing at 10 p.m. or midnight ...? "Television cannot be, indeed should not be, the third parent in arty household." UNION MADE Harold Rome created a song entiUed "It's Better With a Union Man" for the 1937 off Broadway musical "Pins and Needles." Breaker! Breaker! You got a copy on the Wajlaby? The new year is upon us, but with the close of the old year came sadness. As many of y6u already know. Mack Miller, better known as the BELKER, passed awsfy last week leaving a void on the air waves that will never be filled. As I sat at the. services for .him last Friday, a picture came to mind of our first meeting. His bright, cheerful smile and warm, loving,haridshake will remain a treasured memory with me always. I know all of you join me in wishes of deepest sympathies to ELDOMin these difficult days ahead. Many of you have asked what happened to last week's column, and I feel most of you should know that only in the case of illness will it not appear, which happened to be the case last week. As we're feeling better now, we are getting ornery and ready to stir up some "hate and discontent". In the last few months 've done a lot of listening around the dial and have noticed that it is NOT always the kids who are causing problems and misusing the CB radio. One person using abusive language is bad enough LATEX m •gas* '*LLRMNT Give Your Walls The Very Best Easy Stain Removal One Cqat Hiding For Wails, Voodworit and Trim • Outstanding Scrubability 9 per gal. Dirt Fighter The Paint That Fights Dirt and WINS Repels Airborne Dirt • Outperforms Competition • One Coat Hiding Water Cleanup SAVE '3 00 per gal. CUFF MUSICS ^UKIAH COLOR CENTER 'OPEN MOW. . THRU SAT, 8 to 5 30 without the rest of the people yelling like words right back. The FCC has been known on occasion to crack down on abusive language if the CB'ers assist. Document the information as to exact times and-locations, names and call signs if known! and turn in this information. In the last six montJis, this infraction of the rules has,. been enforced with great efficiency and very stiff fines. Many of you parents who have gotten licenses in your name so that your teenagers might use the radio should know that, according to the law, YOU are responsible for whatever rules might be broken and will be subject to fines antl-or imprisonment. But who is responsible for adults who don't care? Frankly, there is too much of an attitude of "I can do or say anything I want to" on the radio. Somewhere along the line it has been forgotten that we all have to share the air waves and sometimes what seems to be chit-chat may. be the only way of communicating with a person. Well, that's all the lecture for this week. Three's and eight's to all of you, this is the Wallaby clear. Believe It or not, they say drought's not over SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — It's raining. It's snowing. So the great California drought is over. Right? Wrong. Despite a rash of Decfember storms and predictions of more early in the new year, drought officials say that, at best, they are just the beginning of the end. less water, they cut down incomes of water companies, which complete a vicious circle by raising water rates to the good Samaritan con• sumers. Waterbills of $100 for households are not uncommon. The key word to the drought is "groundwater." It's the water that seeps into under- To the.5 million Northern, ground storage, from rainfall Californians still under water rationing, Bill Clark of the state Drought Information Center said Tuesday: "It will be at least three years before we can say we have turned the drought around." That means the drought, already in its third year, will make more permanent new life stylos imposed on residents, such as; Shorter showers, less flushing of toilets and decreased use of dishwashers, which are big water consumers that use nearly a whole .day's allotment, for some persons on rationing. An irony of the drought is that residents, who have cooperated remarkably in the rationing, are paying more for ' being good citizens. By using and runoff from the Sierrij snowpack! And it accounts for 40 percent of the water supply. The other 60 percent comes from reservoirs, which have filled up to nearly half of normal but can't signal the end of the drought even when full. "We're taking more water out of our underground resources than is going in," said Richard Poison of the Fresno Farm Bureau in the San Joaquin Valley, the heart of the nation.'s fruit and vegetable production. "We're about 1'/is-million- acre-feet short of the normal, underground table. It's going to" take several years of normal or pxcessive rain to build it back up." An acre foot is one acre of water a foot deep. He' added .that shoppers across the nation pan expect continued higher prices because of farm losses estimated at $700 milliori as a result of the drought. As the producers of 25 percent of America's food, California farmers use about 85 percent of the state's water. Fishing Tackle Hod Building Supplies Crab Rings & Traps SURPLUS g84 S. State St. Ukiah 462-3847 ONLY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA! HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS OF SAN FRANCISCO SERVES ONLY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. IT MAINTAINS BRANCHES IN EUREKA • GARBERVILLE • UKIAH SANTA ROSA • SAN ANSELMO • SAUSALITO 'SAN FRANCISCO • SACRAMENTO AND MODESTO. 705 W. STATE ST. EASY PARKING 462 9008 Home Federal Savings of SAN FRANCISCO'S full name means that Home Offices are in San Francisco where it was originally, federally chartered. 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