Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 16, 1977 · Page 21
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Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1977
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Wine Cache Could Prove 'MostImportant Collection' ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A cache of rare, 19th century wine has been unearthed in the cellar of a Revolutionary-era mansion here, but an expert says it must be examined to determine whether it is "priceless treasure or dust." Alex McNally, international wine manager at Heublein Inc., said he was astounded when he first squeezed past the jammed doors of the musty wine cellar of the 180-year-old Ten Broeck Mansion, now owned by the Albany County Historical Association. There he found 30 unopened cases of 26 bottles each. Among them were such rarities as Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1875, Chateau Lafite 1868 and 1870 and Chambertin 1875. It has not been determined who put the cache in the cellar or when it was put there. McNally described the cache as "the largest and most important collection of 19th century, golden age vintages ever discovered in America." He likened the discovery to the uncovering of King Tutankhamen's tomb in the 1920s and said the wine had great potential value. The cache was to be shipped to Heublein's wine warehouse in East Hartford, Conn., for further inspection. The best of the collection will be offered for sale at Heublein's national auction of rare wines next May in Atlanta. Mr.Nallv said. Proceeds from the sale will be used to continue restoration of the mansion, which was built in 1797 for Abraham Ten Broeck, a Revolutionary War general from Albany's Dutch community. Although the historical group has owned the mansion since 1948, association members said the door to the wine cellar remained locked and forgotten because one of the society's board members, Col. William Hannay, had resisted attempts to disturb its contents. Hannay died last November. The cases will be opened at Heublein's East Hartford facility, and each bottle will be examined individually, McNally said. He said that in addition to the estate name and vintage, other key factors determining the value of the wine will be color, the level or fill in the bottle and the condition of the cork. Garden City Telegram Wednesday, November 16, 1977 Page 9A Little Lively Banter in Script LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1956, Edwin O'Connor wrote a fine novel, "The Last Hurrah." Based on Boston politics, it concerned the final campaign of a droll old Irish rogue of a mayor, Frank Skeffington. have been writing with the governor on. His script has little of the Irish sense of fun, little of what the Irish call "good crack," or lively banter. While everything's done in good taste, there's a minimum Tonight, a made-for-NBC of toora loora tomfoolery. A version of it starts the 27th pity. The show emerges with season of "Hallmark Hall of Fame." Carroll O'Connor, no relation to the novelist, stars as the mayor. He also wrote the script. Since he's of Irish heritage, attended college in Dublin and acted three years at the Dublin Gate Theater, he seemed a happy choice to write the show and act the part of the good mayor. Alas, O'Connor seems to scarcely more zip than an Englishman defending the virtues of kidney pie. The only grade-A banter occurs at a wake, as two of Skeffington's city hall acolytes inspect the remains of an ex-pal and partner of the mayor. One says the deceased, . a bad drunk, looks swell now. Storey to Sit As Pro Tern Marvin Guest-Hosts Stunt Special ByJAYSHARBUTT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lee Marvin, the hard-charging, Oscar-winning actor, appears on TV about as often as the sun rises in the West. But he'll be appearing in a two-hour NBC special next Nov. 17. Not as a villain or semigood guy, though. He's guest- hosting "Superstunt," in which Hollywood's stuntmen and women demonstrate how they take the lumps while the actors take the bows. He says he also is doing a stunt or two, but has left the truly hard stuff — such as a midair leap from one plane to another — to the professionals he's known in his 26-year career in films here. "They're all friends of mine and we've had a good relationship over the years," he said. "So when they asked me to represent them, I said, 'Hell, yes, be glad to.'" Marvin, 53, spoke by phone from his home in Tucson, Ariz. At the time he was getting set for a trip to Australia for purposes of catching marlin before starting work on his Getting settled simple. New-town dilemmas fade after a WELCOME WAGON call. As your Hostess, it's my job to help you moke the most of your new neighborhood. Our shopping areas. Community opportunities. Special attractions. Lots of facts to save you time and money. Plus a basket of gifts for your family. I'll be listening for your call. .275-5644 next movie, "Big Red One." The film is about the famed 1st Infantry Division in Eur"ope during World War II. Marvin was in that war, as a Marine, and was wounded in combat against the Japanese on the Pacific island of Saipan. Asked where he was hit, he promptly replied: "I was a good Marine. Now where does a good Marine get hit? " A chance guess — in what the Navy calls the aft section — proved correct. "That's right," he said. "All my pals laughed, said, 'Oh, boy, 'Captain Marvel's got it.'" He laughed, too, but the truth is, he spent 15 months recovering from the wound. During that grim period, the tall, rugged New York native met an off-Broadway theater owner who cast him in a play, "Roadside." Marvin decided to study acting formally and has been in the dodge ever since. A veteran of over 30 movies, the first being "You're in the Navy Now" in 1951, he often specializes in playing tough, hard-boiled gents who'll remove a guy's head before the morning's first boilermaker. He did that even as a cop in "M-Squad," his first and, he hopes, last weekly TV series. He says he took the job simply because it came at a time the film industry was in a slump, ditto the villain market. After his show ended in 1960, he still made a few bob in a few films and TV roles. But it wasn't until 1965 that he struck gold as a drunk, over-the-hill gunfighter restored to fighting trim in the Western comedy, "Cat Ballou." It earned him an Academy Award. GOOD TIMES 1st ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS WED., NOV. 16TH THRU SUN. NOV. 20TH FREE DRAWING EVERY EVENING PRIZES FOR HIGH SCORE ON MACHINES POOL TOURNAMENT GIRLS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 P.M. BOYS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 P.M. OPEN WED. & THURS 4:00 to 10:30 P.M. FRIDAY 4:00 TO MIDNIGHT SATURDAY 2:00 TO MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 2:00 TO 10:30 P.M. GOOD TIMES WEST HIGHWAY 50 Body Found; Effort Shifts KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City area Metro Squad planned to redirect its efforts in a murder investigation today after the body of a man considered the prime suspect was found Monday. The Jackson County medical examiner said Larry Smith, 19, died of two shotgun wounds, one in the throat and the other in the back of the head. He wearing a running suit and tennis shoes, and his feet were entangled in a fence behind an apartment complex on the city's southeast side. Police learned of his death as they completed a first- degree murder warrant charging Smith in the death of 18-year-old Latresa Shaw. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — James E. Wells, new Municipal Court judge for Topeka, announced Monday the appointment of former state Sen. Bob W. Storey as judge pro tern of the Alcohol Safety Action Program division of the court. Wells said he selected Storey to fill the position because he believes Storey's qualifications and experience exceeds that of others who applied for the job. He said he is fortunate to have someone with Storey's expeience and maturity to take over the special court which deals primarily with drunken driving offenses. Storey said he will retain his position as general counsel for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. A court official said the special Alcohol Safety Action Program judge earns between $750 and $925 per month. Airport Activity 'Above Average' Activity at Garden City Municipal Airport during October, was up a bit from the yearly average. Daily average number of lakeoffs and landings was 92 in October, compared to 87 for the year. Here is a summary of activities. For Oct., 1977 Takeoffs and landings 2839 Daily average number of takeoffs and landings 92 Outbound flight plans processed 891 Pilot weather briefings 3249 Aircraft contacted by radio 4353 Airline passengers departing Garden City 804 Airline passengers arriving Garden City 812 Airfreight departing Garden City (Ibs.) 2644 Airfreight arriving Garden City (Ibs.) 4925 "Yeah," the other murmurs, "the mean look is gone." O'Connor, who plays the mayor as an unusually subdued, low-key politico with little of the original's dry wit, also has taken certain liberties with the plot of the book. No longer is Skeffington a confirmed widower. He now has been conducting a long, illicit love affair with a writer lady of noble birth. She drifts in and out of scenes, scolding or supporting him. And there's the problem of the mayor's son. In the book, he was a handsome, amiable dolt of a lawyer, a bachelor playboy about whom the mayor once sighed: "I've sired a featherhead." Here, the son is married, idealistic, smart and alienated from his father because Pop was unfaithful to Mom, spent more time on politics than the family, and was no good for the city, to boot. In time, all this is resolved and the son (Patrick Wayne) goes campaigning with his father. But not before some tiresome prelims that include a nol-in-the-book murder that could cause scandal. Things perk up occasionally, as during Skeffington's showdown with a banker (Patrick O'Neal) leading a GOP charge against him, and a Catholic cardinal (Burgess Meredith) opposing him on moral grounds. But such moments are few. The movie, directed by Vincent Sherman, seems oddly listless, with the human juices of oldstyle, big-city politics slowed to a trickle. SERVICE MASTER CARPET CLEANING 2751433 "The Cleaning People Who Care" Total for 1977 26,442 87 8432 37,352 46,210 7841 7683 27,084 60,936 8 TRACK TAPES WHOLESALE & RETAIL A FINE SELECTION OF WESTERN-EASY LISTENING POPULAR-CLASSICAL-ROCK MODERN RADIO-T.V. SERVICE Your Zenith Sale* & Service Dealer Serving Western Kansas Kor 30 Years ED COX-OWNER 626 N. 8TH GARDEN CITY, KS. 275-5251 THE SPUR TRAILER SALES & WESTERN STORE REFRESHMENTS SERVED East Highway 50,1 % miles past the city limits. 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