Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 17, 1973 · Page 6
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 6

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, May 17, 1973
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I Qaltsbliffl .fafllstofrMofl*. Golesburfl, HI. Thursday, May 17, 1973 ABC Gains: Money Not Only Yardstick By RICK DU BROW HOtLVWOOD (UPI) - CBS- TV and NBC-TV keep frying to put down the claim of the smallest network of the "Big Three," ABC-TV, that it has achieved parity with them. Tctevtoton In Review But the achievement of parity la measured one way by most network executives and another by the public. Most non-news department executives at commercial networks think primarily in terms of dollars. That is the mark of achievement. To achieve parity means, to them, a parity on accounting sheets. It is a limited and insignificant view of the world. For example, it is nice tha ABC-TV can announce it is going great guns financially, but that in itself does not mean real parity, in all the senses of the term. Parity in a General Sense Parity is achieved in a general sense for a communications organization like a televi sion network when it registers a public impact that is competitive with its corporate rivals. And ABC-TV certainly has achieved this level of public impact. In terms of liveliness, its entertainment programming has achieved parity. Its sports coverage has been praised for years. Its evening news team (Howard K. Smith and Harry EVERETT'S TAP Wotogo, HI. FRIDAY and SATURDAY COUNTRY GENTLEMEN and tha GIRLS HAD A BALL LAST WEEK COUNTRY JAMBOREE VKTOMA COMMUNITY (BRR VICTORIA, ILL Good Country Muiic For The Whole Family Shiran Dennis, Vocalist Bob Condreay, Lead Guitar Tom Ronk,-Piano Pat* Denials, Drums Ronny Wilson, Flat-Top Don Wilson, Bass BAND The Plainsmen ~ vmH guest Kant Gordon SAT., MAY 19th - 8 pm Adult*—$1.50 Children Under 12—75c The Red Coach Lounge Is Proudly PRE SWING.. Starting at 8 PM NIGHTLY! Featuring Bessie... A Female Vocalist Formerly With The Ika & Tina Turner Revue. Tha Trio Entertains With Music From the standards to tha Latest. Where The Action Is . . . ROUTE 150, NORTH OF GALESBURG Reasoned) has moved up against CBS-TV's Walter Cronkite and NBC-TV's John Chancellor. But there is still little doubt that ABC-TV has some catching up to do in the over-all impact of its news documentaries. Anyway, it is a lively network, and I think that is the main impression that it gets across to me. For example, I continue to enjoy the variety of its new late-night "ABC Wide World of Entertainment" series. While CBS-TV is running, and rerunning, late night movies that are (with a few notable exceptions) mostly routine, and NBC-TV is naturally standing pat with its solidly successful Johnny Carson Show, there is the pleasant option of being surprised on "Wide World of Entertainment." Maybe there's a suspense- type teleplay. Or a Dick Cavett discussion show. Or a Truman Capote talk with convicts or law officers. Or a vignette-style comedy entry- Or a satire on the news. Or a Jack Pair program. Or an Alan King documentary from Las Vegas. Or a rock concert. I know the ratings still have Carson well ahead in the late night field. And I also know ABC-TV says its late night ratings have improved substantially sirx* the "Wide World of Entertainment" series replaced {the nightly Cavett Show, which now is part of the new entry en a one-week-ia-month basis. But who cares about who's got what ratings when you're flipping the dial looking for something good? So far as I'm concerned, levery program has to prove itself each time out, and reputations end ratings don't matter, That's another form of parity. Child Prodigy Hiked Radio Ratings; Now Concertmaster in San Francisco By DUSTON HARVEY SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Violinist Stuart Canin deserves a footnote in the history of American pop culture—he triggered the most famous "feud" of the golden days of radio. Canin was 10 years old when lie stepped before a microphone on Fred Allen's "Town Hall Tonight" in December of 1936 and whipped through Schubert's "The Bees" in a minute flat. When he finished, Allen tossed in an ad lib: "He plays so well—and Jack Benny still has trouble getting the violin out of the case." "That was on Wednesday night. On Sunday, Benny Friday ELKS FAMILY BUFFET answered with his own insult- and the feud began," recalled Canin, 46, concertmaster with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Canin, a child prodigy whose father gave him his first violin at age five, appeared on both radio shows several times—"for $75 at the height of the depression" — as the feud became one of the most famous and popular running gags on network radio. "I asked Benny in 1963 when I appeared on his television show whether they had gotten together. He said that he and Allen 'just did it' for about nine months, afraid they'd ruin things if they got together. But it was going so well they finally had their writers work with each other." The insults exchanged by the two comedians won't go down in any anthology of sparkling witticisms, but they sent the ratings of both shows soaring and led to the staging of a "fight" in the Hotel Pierre in New York in 1937 that set listening records for its time. Stuart Canin made his occasional radio appearances, took private violin lessons in his native New York City, and won a National Federation of Music Clubs national contest in 1938. He went into the Army at the age of 18—in 1944-Hand was sent to Europe shortly before V-E Day. He became part of an Army entertainment group with Mickey Rooney, which led to command performances before Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill and Harry S. Truman at Potsdam in 1945. Canin returned to postwar America to begin "the long, hard grind of learning my craft." He married and spent 13 years, as a violin professor at I the University of Iowa and Oberlin College, with time out to win the Paganini international competition in Italy and for a year's work as a Fulbright instructor in Germany. He became concertmaster— the leader of the entire string section—of the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia in 1986, corning west to San Francisco as assistant concertmaster two EAGLES CLUB 74 N. CHAMBERS ST. "Galesburg's Leading Fraternity" Members Till 9 PM SATURDAY, MAY 19 'THE VARIETIES 50c — Guests $1.00 After 9 75c and 1.50 n DANCING 8:30 • 12:30 - DANCE THE GALESBURG AMERICAN LEGION TEEN DANCE VIOLA OPERA HOUSE Sun., May 20 7-10 Featuring Head East GIRL SINGER - FROM CHAMPAIGN II ll years later. He has been the lead violinist with the San Francisco Symphony for the past three years. Canin, whose acquisition of a Stradivarius in 1963 led to his appearance on Benny's TV show, expects the next highlight of a long career as a soloist at recitals and with orchestras to come this week as conductor Seiji Ozawa takes the San Francisco orchestra on tour in Europe and Russia. The violinist will perform Leonard Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra in six cities during the tour. "Otherwise, I'm just enjoying life and trying to stay one week ahead of the conductor," he said. Airline Service Meeting Topic WASHINGTON—Airline service to the Peoria area and the possibility of at least one more airline serving, the community will be discussed at a meeting in the office of Rep. Robert Michel, R-Ill., June 7. Michel, who announced the meeting to Greater Peoria Air port Authority officials, said Robert Timm, Civil Aeronautics Board chairman, will attend the session. Featuring THE FOUR MOST Sat., May 19th - 9 PM - 1 Public Invited II *************%*****>M #• «*• #• -X•K* -X•K- •X- •X*X- •X- •X- •X* •X- •X•X- •X•X- •* •* «* •* -X-X- *• •X-X- l ¥ * -X-X- •X-X- -X•X* -X•X- •X•X- •X•X- •X•X- •X•X- •X•X- -X•X- #• *» *• •X- Also Help Yourself to a Glass of Fine Whit* Win* from the Chilled Bottlas You Will Find on Ice at the Buffet Table. «* •X•* •# •* -X-X- •X•X- -X-X- Every Friday Night FISHERMAN'S BUFFET IF YOU LIKE FISH YOU WILL LOVE OUR SEAFOOD BUFFET . . . FEATURING A VARIETY THAT IS BOUND TO PLEASE. • DEEP FRIED SHRIMP, SCALLOPS AND PERCH • CREOLES AND NEWBURGS • CLAM CRISPS • BROILED CRAB LEGS • TUNA CASSEROLE ALL OF THIS AND MANY, MANY GOURMET SALADS AND RELISHES TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION, INCLUDING CREAMED HERRING AND WHOLE SALMON. and COMPLIMENTARY ELKS STEAK and SEAFOOD NIGHT SAT., MAY 19 Blue Angel FRIDAY LUV-N- COUNTRY Featuring JONNA RAYE and DANNY McGRAW SATURDAY Red Boughton And The GOLDEN ROCKETS FRI. and SAT. SPECIAL His & Hers T-Bone $7.50 His & Hers Catfish $5.00 Rib Eye $2.25 PLUS TAX Baked or French Fries Large Salad KNOTTY PINE TAP Wataga, III. — 375-9918 •• HELD OVER - I "Might just turn nmaway success of'BILLY JACK.' -K «Wa TAMM* M. Ttawa WALKING TALL A BCP Production n , lol . AHi»catf c .i•' C*r. (? S (IUJ»A 7:30 & 9:45 CINEMA I & ll •• • ARIANS WINE STARTS FRIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE tSaKJpCaPat^^ F ™sri METROCOOR 4<| PANAVISION* ~ MGM A simple prank, a game nobody won . . . Lolly- Madonna XXX SEE YOU FRIDAY NITE AT... RESTAURANT ROUTE 150 NORTH — GALESBURG, ILLINOIS Call Now For Reservations 342-2151 ****************** |_j[rtds Tonight "Clou of 44" 7 & 8:45 IMETROCCtDt? i; i; ; |iililivlljj||i:' , •W*'!"/ % J < ^4 ' 2 ;j|r 'llllllllllli'" Iowa Cobbler William Jansen, who came from Holland back in 1956 to settle in Orange City, Iowa, is a wooden shoemaker who turns out some 4,000 wooden shoes a year. Jansen is extra busy these days as he gets ready for the Orange City Tulip Festival which began today in the small Iowa Dutch community. UNIFAX — NOTICE — THE GOLDEN NUGGET 614 W. MAIN (Formarly Barnay'a Drlv.-In) NOW OWNED * OPERATED BY VELMA SHIPP Opan 1:30 A.M. Dally TRY OUR NEW "HOAGIE SANDWICH " CURB OPEN SOON Now Playing Thru Sat. When Legends RICHARD WIDMARK FREDRICK FORREST On* Show Each Night at 7:M CHILDREN 60c — ADULTS $IM HELD OVER Open 7:15 • Shows 7:30 9 pm NOW! Adults Only IP 's Required - 18 or Over tmSTMT WERE ova SPECIAL SEX PRIVILEGES! Open 7:15 - Shows 7:30-9:05 UAlAf I SEE THE B,RTH nUffi OF A LEGEND JS i< * !• Cbe Ugend of Boggy Creeto BE ^3 ATFlUB STORV * a pianci-Lto.wiLL pnoou^Ttott OPEN 8 PM tonite rr. Fri. ond Sat.! fj CQDI Dg uflL^^j l*i Shows Dusk TWO CYCLE HITS . . . RATED-R PAUL CARR • MICHAEL FOREST MICHAEL PATAKI EVERY DMT TRAIL B A ONE WAY, DEAD4ND BATTLEFIELD AND A CHEAP, DUSTY BEDiOOMm "FAT MOMMA" DON'T MESS AROUND WITH A GREEN BERET'S MAMA... HE HAS A BAD CHOPPER I ML I un IU Ml LIU id d lytic

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