Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 27, 1978 · Page 13
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 13

Ukiah, California
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Friday, January 27, 1978
Page 13
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GEJ YOUR TICKETS — Scott Ackert reels off several tickets, while Tony^ Engel and John Drury unload some of the prizes available at game booths for the Ukiah (Pomolita) Juhior High band carnival, noon to 9 p.m. ^turday in the school's gym. There will be a variety of carnival games, three drawings for stuffed animals and food booths. Proceeds will be used to finance the junior high band's appearances in parades and the state festival. — Journal photo by Fae. Friday, January 27, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif.—13 Sponsored by Mendociha College — ' —«——— \ — ' ''' ' • 'Popular Culture'is Seek to change billing procedure By DEAN TREMEWAN Capitol News Service SACRAMENTO— New billing procedures sfet forth by major credit card firms would be "demodernized" under legislation just introduced by Assemblyman Pefte Chacon, D-San Diego. Chacon said that Master Charge and Visa have stopped sending cardholders signed receipts with each billing, opting instead for a computerized listing of new charges each month. But Chacon feels that leaves consumers at a disadvantage if they want to check for billing errors or trace recent expenditures. , "To be absolutely sure that the bill is correct," he said, "you must either have a faultless memory or keep an up-to-date file of all' receipts." Chacon's legislatibn would take the company's billing procedures back a few years, requiring them to include in each billing statement, regardless of frequency, the signed receipts for all purchases included in the billing. The San Diego lawmaker said he introduced the bill after a constituent wrote him relating an experience she went through trying to rectify an error made by a credit card company. The legislation is awaiting assignment to an Assembly policy committee. paperwork drivers are required to fill out at DMV. Anyone who would like to be placed on a mailing list, to receive the forms (before they are used in DMV offices), can write the DMV at P.O. Box 2411, Sacramento, Ca., 95811. The Department of Motor Vehicles has announced a program to allow the public to inspect its forms hoping the project will result in the development of more readable Assemblyman Larry Chimbole, D-Palmdale, has introduced a measure to require mortgage lenders to mail "satisfaction notices" to county recorders when a home is paid off. MendocinoCollege, in cooperation with the Daily Journal, will offer for credit Courses by Newspaper's spring program on the images and impacts of modern popular culture. Tom MacMillan, the instructor of record for the newspaper course, has been on the- faculty at Mendocino College since 1973. He has had seventeen years teaching experience at the Community College level, and teaches both English and philosophy courses at Mendocino College. Dr. MacMillan holds the BA and MA degrees from San FYancisco State College, and the EdD from the University of California at Berkeley. Weekly newspaper articles, one component of the course erititled "Popular Culture: Mirror of American Life," will appear in this paper starting Sunday, Feb. 12. Fifteen scholars and observers of the contemporary scene authored the college articles under the direction of David Manning White, Professor of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor White's early research on popular culture was influential in creating interest in this topic among academicians. Readers of this series who wish to enroll irt the course for credit and who wish to attend discussion sessions based on the series should contact the College! The course books, a "Reader" and "Study Guide," cah be purchased at the college or can be ordered by mail from Publisher's Inc., 2f43 12th Street, Drawer P, Del Mar, CA. 92014. Topics explored in the course include popular culture as a big business and arbiter^ of change,'[ the themes of popular culture that recur in movies, sports, and politics, and the heritage and future of today's popular culture. Among the course authors are Herbert Gans, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University; George Gerner, Dean Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania: Ray Browne, Director, Center for Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University (Ohio), Robert Sklar, Professor of Cinema and AGTproducfion Chairman of the Department of Cinema Studies, New York University; Nat Hentoff, staff writer for The New Yorker ahd columnist for The Village Voice; and Robert Lipsyte, columnist for the New York Post. Other authors include Andrew Hacker, Professor of Government, Queens College, aty University of New York; Nathan I. Huggins, Professor of History, Columbia University; B^tty Friedan, Founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW); Bennett Berger, Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego;. Alvin Toffler, futurist and author of "Future Shock"' and "The Culture ()on- stimers." • Courses by Newspaper was developed in 1973 by University Extension, University of California, San Diego, and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The spring series "Popular Culture: Mirror of American Life" is the eighth in a continuing series of timely educational features prepared by Courses by Newspaper. For more information contact the college at 462-0571.. Death is the villian in All the Way Home' SAN FRAISICISCO (UPD As one of the characters observes early in the play, the hand of death is about to come down on the family being portrayed,in "All the Way Home," the major production of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater group, playing at the city's Geary Theater. But when death hits, it does so unexpectedly, not in the oldest or even the second oldest wave of the four generatioris who- are represented on the stage in their 1915 Tennessee setting. Instead, a fr^ak auto crash snuffs oiit the young, robust life of Jay Follet, father of 7- year-old Rufus and husband of Mary, upon whom the tragedy most sharply focuses. A family in various stages of harmony, conflict, indifference and love first shifts emotional gears in response to the death, makes its adjustment to the loss, then gets itself going again. Such is the rough outline of the Tad Moselplay, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, and was based on the novel "A Death In the Family," by 'author James Agee. Agfee, who died before' the novel was published, wrote of his own' family through his own eyes as a child, and in the play, too, the boy Rufus is central. ^ Death makes its mark on the FoUets, and the in-law Lynchs, but life and regeneration as represented by the tousle-headed, constantly fussed-over youngster are in the ascendency by the flnal curtain. Along the way, as the death theme works its effect. on everyone, from a 103-yeSar-oId great, 'great grandmother to young Rufus, richly drawn characterizations emerge and some strong performances make a few of these characte^rizations especially standout'. Barbara pirickson, playing the widowed Mary, is convincing in a range of emotions from shrieking breakdown to icy loftiness to those around her'' as she reacts to her husband's death. 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