The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 19, 1970 · Page 2
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 2

Tipton, Indiana
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Saturday, December 19, 1970
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Page 2 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1970 TELEVISION IN REVIEW By RICK DuBROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Every year about this time I feel I ought to extend a very special Christmas greeting to Robert Montgomery for bringing civilizing hours to television with considerable frequency over the months. It's not that he has a video "series any more. It would be nice if he did because he's just the kind of maverick producer-, director-actor that television needs. But fortunate are we who stayed up late at night and ire rather often rewarded with what we hope to see on video's late shows— a Robert. Montgomery movie, any old Robert Montgomery movie. That's how he brings civility to the-home screen. And what an acting wonder he is to watch as his many roles flash by in .television reruns. I guess he's pretty much my favorite actor. I can't think of anyone, in American films who could do more different kinds of parts better than Robert Montgomery. I don't imagine he had much sex appeal. And this worked to his advantage because he never had to worry about losing It. What he had was much more rare than sex appeal: he was a superior human being on screen, and it showed. Watching him work, even to this day in the television reruns, one is struck by the gem-like precision of his style: total composure, breeding, intelligence, wit and a coolness that hinted: "I maybe a nice guy, but don't assume you can get familiar with me just because you want to." He was a loner on screen- out of choice, one instinctively felt. He was somewhat aloof, but never arrogant—aloof ii a way that suggested impeccably correct self-confidence. A trust in one's self after casting doubt on the general capability of the human race. When I think of "the Great Gatsby.'M think of Robert Montgomery, and no one else. Having seen him in elegant. biting comedy and realizing what a polished man he was, I began to prefer—and still prefer—him in his tough guy roles, not because he was any better in drama but because such parts were so far from his natural character. Of course there were films like "Night Must Fall" and "Here Comes Mr. Jordan," but my favorite Montgomery movie is "Lady in the Lake," a private eye tale he also directed and in which— lest anyone forget—a much younger • Jayne Meadows was wonderful as a very dangerous lady. Merry Christmas, Robert Montgomery. A gentleman always . triumphs within himself, even while the barbarians are getting the publicity. LAVER TOPS MONEY LET DALIAS (UPI) -Rod Laver^ of Australia is the official 197u Professional Tennis Players' leading money winner, it was announced Thursday. He won $201,453. . PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Harry Litwack, head basketball coach at Tsmple University, will miss the team's upcoming West Coast trip due to an ulcer condition. IWall Street Chatter •" NEW YORK (UPI)-Walston & Co. expects a dynamic economic recovery in 1971. The company says the market already has anticipated this since the more "sophisticated and informed investors have endeavored to 1 get aboard early." The company notes that odd lotters in general have remained skeptical and continue largely on the sell side. "A word of caution is in order," Hardy & Co. says. The firm warns investors not to "expect miracles" and suggests they stay away from securities that have made sharp gains. The company urges them instead to find securities that have not made big moves because "theirs will come." The reported pickup in steel orders and the size of the Christmas rush suggest to the Argus Research Corp. that "the < business curve will be moving up sharply during the coming WASHINGTON WINDOW By ARNOLD B. SAWISLAK WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Nixon says'his administration is going to enforce the weeks." The company believes money will continue to expand and corporate earnings will improve significantly by the second quarter of 1971. The firm thinks this adds up to "a further rise in the average P-E ratio." Investors who buy now "will find that in the U.S., profits and Americanism go together," Wright Investors' Servicebe­ lieves. The company points out that the U.S. stock market was the only leading exchange in the world to advance during the last 12 months. The company says the investors who will find that "Americanism and profits go together" are those who buy "in the belief that the American stock market will lead the recovery of the American economy during 197172." open housing laws, but is not going to force integration on the suburbs. That sounds like another loud argument getting ready to happen. Just as he did in the case of school desegregation, Nixon said he would apply the letter of the law to the even more emotional field of housing. He said that forbids federal housing or urban renewal aid to communities that practice discrimination and show no sign of changing. All clear so far. But then the President moved into I the area of the spirit of the law, and gave what he interprets it not to mean. It doesn't mean, he said "forced integration of the suburbs." That's where the hatchet hits the rock. First, "forced integration" is one of those phases like "free choice" or "right to work." Who would be in favor of the picture "forced integration" evokes — the massive power of a pitiless federal government crushing the will of decent citizens whose only sin is seeking a quiet safe neighborhood where they can rear their children and raise flowers in peace and safety? Except that there ar v e people who don't get that image, they see a picture of the racist or seldish middle and upper classes setting themselves up in suburban comfort and privilege while using every device imaginable to keep blacks and poor people locked in the rundown inner cities. They see use of "forced integration" as an attempt to make enforcement of a long-delayed civil right sound tyrannical, or ridiculous, as speed limits might if called "forced slow driving" laws. The second source of controversy is more legalistic. The President obviously is right in saying he will enforce the law and no more. But while the President certainly has to have an understanding of what the law provides, his opinion in that regard is not final. The same constitution that tells him to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed" reserves to the courts final judgment of exactly what the law requires and forbids. If the Nixon declaration should mean that the administration inends to give a soft Interpreation to the open housing laws, the President should- not count on everyone placidly accepting his word that a matter of "forced integration" is involved. Those who believe no one should get a penny of federal benefit if they practice illegal discrimination will object and fight, hopefully in the courts. And it must be remembered that judges have corrected more than one President of the United States. This is of some note because the open housing issue is moving into a new phase. With the law flatly forbidding owners, landlorde and real estate operators from denying housing to ayone because of their race, religion or national origin, overt discrimination has started to fade. But open housing advocates say the effort to keep minorities and poor people out of the suburbs now is using the back door. They point to suddenly enacted zoning laws forbidding construction o f apartment-type housing for large, relatively poor families as constituting instruments of discrimination just as effective as' a "white only" sign on the lawn. POPEYE <8> By Bud Sagendorf Blondie ® By Chic Young SEE.' I NEVER REAUZED Yt THERE WERE SO MANY lr' | MEAN THINGS w J\ \ YOU COULD SAY ABOUT A TURKEY Rip Kirby By John Prentice & Fred Dickenson ¥&&Cmm#f FEMINA MAY BE REVIVING'HER SHOW, Brick Bradford By Paul Morris LATSe^A THERE'S? THE OKPITAU CITY - '' 5 PR*WI_E<? OUT ©BLOW US! THE SuPe«ZCOMPUTE« I* IN THE CENTER OP

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