The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on January 12, 1977 · Page 3
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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Wednesday, January 12, 1977
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The Index-Journal, Greenwood, S C., Wed,, Jan, 12, 19773 'The Quest'-Falls On Hard Times Like Other TV Westerns Of Today By JERRY BUCK Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Was "The Quest" an unsuccessful last-ditch effort to revive the Western series, or was it merely the wrong show? The NBC series, about the search of the Baudine brothers for their Indian-captive sister, goes off the air at the end of the month. The TV Western has fallen on hard times and I miss it. I don't miss the overkill when 32 shoot-m-ups rode the range. But the gritty realism of "The Quest," and earlier "Rawhide," "The Westerner" and "Gunsmoke." You could almost smell the horse flesh and fetid saloons. Some critics say that a generation that has been through Vietnam, Watergate and pot doesn't believe the Western is relevant. I couldn't disagree more. The Western, wjth its emphasis on independence and determination, has plenty to say about how we got where we are besides being good entertainment. Concern over violence also tamed the Western, although it doesn't seem to have had much more than a cosmetic effect on police shows. 1 Quentin and Morgan (Two Person) Baudine, played by Tim Matheson and Kurt Russell, proved no match for ' their Wednesday night competition, ABC's "Charlie's Angels," & sexual tease with the biggest fairy tales since Mother Goose. "The Quest' never caught on, despite an interesting concept and a sense of reality developed by creator Tracy Keenan Wynn. Executive producer David Gerber sought to inject into it the same verisimilitude that makes , "Police Story" stand out among cop shows. Perhaps it was the casting. Russell, the most charming and charismatic, played the most phlegmatic part, that of a youth raised by the Indians, Mathesonxwas the emotional and excitable greenhorn brother, but did not bring enough fire to the role. Gerber feels "The Quest" was a casualty of a bad time slot and poor handling by NBC. ' "They put us on at 10 p.m., a late hour for a Western, and that hurt," said Gerber. "Westerns traditionally have grown slowly, but we came under pressure for the competition and didn't get a . chance to grow in the ratings." He'said after the show achieved its highest rating the network muffed its chance to build on that by pre-empting the show in the following weeks and failing to promote it. John Mantley feels that "The Quest" wasn't the right show to bring back the Western. He was executive producer of "Gun-smoke" and heads "How the West Was Won," which ABC will air as three two-hour movies beginning in February. "I think there is a lack of interest in Westerns because there hasn't been a really good one," he said. "My belief is that television goes in cycles and that a good show sets off s cycle. A successful show witf spawn imitators, whether it's a Western or science fiction or whatever." In Minneapolis Diseased Trees End Up As Playground Equipment By KAREN A. MILLS nasuviaieu rress wruer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The demise of cathedral-arched elms along Minneapolis' residential streets has not meant the end of the road for hundreds of the trees. Trunks being cut to slow the spread of the Dutch elm disease are being recycled into playground equipment, sculpture, furniture and fuel. "The trees have to be handled correctly to avoid further spread of the disease, but the wood is not damaged at all," said Jerome Seamon, deputy director of the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis. He said careful removal of the bark, which harbors the disease-spreading beetles, leaves a wood interior that can be used as any other wood. One group of parents at a Minneapolis elementary school learned that debarking an elm isn't particularly easy. A dozen adults worked for three days, cutting the trees into four-foot pieces and pounding the bark off with a sledge hammer. But the result, a retaining a walking wall around a playground, was worth it. The children were "really taken with the whole idea of using these trees which otherwise are an enormous tragedy, and making something really beautiful out of it," said project chief Barbara Nicholson. Episcopal Priest Is Also Town's Chief Of Police GAINESVILLE, Ala. (AP)-The Rev. Edward Cate has an unusual opportunity to watch over the souls and the safety of residents in this tiny Alabama town. He serves as an Episcopal priest and as Gainesville's chief of police. 1 Father Cate took over three churches, in the Gainesville area after more than 20 years as a priest with the police force in Frankfurt, Germany. He was appointed police chief last February when Gainesville formed a volunteer police department. The two roles mix well, he says. "If a police officer is not a good Christian, then he's not going to be a good policeman." - Father prejudice appointed a black man as assistant chief. j He is proud of the fact that no break-ins have occurred in Gainesville since his force was established. And he handles most police cases with what might be called priestly understanding. When a local man argued violently with his wife and asked to be jailed as a precaution against killing her, ' Father Cate didn't turn the man down just because the , town didn't have a jail. "I took a nice comfortable chair out of the house, padlocked it to a pecan tree and handcuffed him to the chair. I gave him a big glass of lemonade and a book to read Cate says racial - and told him that when he felt makes me madder he'd calmed down enough, I'd than anything else," acd he's come let him go.".. Tough new rule on home as office By Ray De Crane (Eighth of a Series) Probably because of the many abuses of this deduction in the past, the office-in-the-home deduction has been destroyed for most taxpayers by the Tax Reform Act. Under the stringent new rules in effect for all of 1976, the portion of a home used as an office must be used .EXCLUSIVELY and on A REGULAR BASIS as a principal place of business or as a place to meet with patients, clients or customers in the normal course of business. This exclusive use, furthermore, must be for the con- uanian)H nf tha Amnlnvjir nnf . k K knnl. .,AllakU a . casional use of the space for business purposes , The claiming of the office-in-the-home deduction this year could trigger an immediate inquiry from IRS. But if you have a "moonlighting" job that produces income solely from a home office, or if you are a traveling salesman who must use such space simply because no other office is provided by your employer, make the claim but be prepared for a challenge. (NEXT: Earned Income Credit could mean $400 refund.) . (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) . the employe. For the first time, there is also a gross-income limit. The deduction is limited to the income" generated by, the business activity of the taxpayer in his home. This ends the claiming of $1,500 as an office-in-the-home deduction when only $900 of income is produced there. As a further blow to salesmen and manufacturers' representatives who have been claiming a deduction for space in the home or garage used for storing their wares for delivery, the new rules say this is allowable only if the home is the sole fixed location of the business. Exclusively implies that the office space may be used for no other purpose, such as a family room, TV room, den or bedroom by other family members. 1 The regular-basis test rules out the Infrequent or oc-. ) help you save dollars on your 1976 income tax. CUT YOUR OWN TAXES 1977 costs only $1.00 plus 25 cents for postage and handling. "Cut Your Own Tixee" co The Index-Journal P.O. Box 489. Radio City Station New York, N.Y. 10019) Please send copies of Ray De Crane's "Cut Your Own Taxes" and Save." I enclose $ for books by check or money order. (Make check payable toJ'Cut Your Own Taxes. Allow three weeks (or delivery.) Mam - Address City , . State ; Zip ; Elm trunks are being used in other city playgrounds as climbing "forests" of short sections sunk into concrete. Many of the trees also are being used to produce elm veneer, a product that is cheaper than oak yet similar in quality. David DeVoto, forestry director for the Minneapolis Park Board, said the board also has given logs to artists for sculpting. Over the next four years,' Minneapolis is planting 40,000 new shade trees to replace the thousands of elms expected to be killed. Experts expect nearly all of the 300,000 elms in Minneapolis and 130,000 in neighboring St. Paul to be stricken. The two cities areispending a total of $3.1 million to remove and replant the trees this year. A state shade tree committee has recommended $46 million from the legislature to fight the problem. Many of the diseased frees are being burned as waste. But the Twin Cities are planning more nrnductive use. A $620,000 recycling plant is under con- struction in st. raw to aeoarx logs, produce chips for paper pulp and grint) wood into fuel. When operational next spring, the plant should be able to handle all the elm wood being cut, said DeVoto. Dramatic Darts! Printed Pattern 4539 SIZES 8.20 LflL See how dramatically the darts lengthen and narrow your midriff in this flew spring shaping. Let the scarf ends fly freely in spring breezes. Printed Pattern 4539: Misses' Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20. Size 12 (bust 34) dress 2'i yds. 45-inch; scarf . $1.25 for each pattern. Add 35 for each pattern for first-class airmail and handling. Send to: 4N Pattern I The Mex-J 243 West 17 SL, New York, NY 10011. Print USX, UKKSS, ZF, SS an4 STYlf WS3QL ANSWER to inflation - sew and save dramatic dollars! Send for NEW SPRING-SUMMER PATTERN CATALOG. Clip coupon for free pattern! Separates, jumpsuits, day-evening dresses. Send 75C Instant Sewing Book $1.00 Sew Knit Book AUS Instant Money Crafts .$1j00 Instant Fashion Book $1.00. SHOP EVERY DEPARTMENT... SEE HOW MUCH YOU SAVE! Your Happy Shopping Store ml 9 Lingerie Ladies Briefs 77' Sizes 5, 6 & 7. Long & Short Gowns Missy Sportswear Hi 2 PRICE Usually $8. to $19. short Terry Also available Cloth Jumpsuits. Great selection of blazers, skirts, and sweaters. vests, slacks, blouses, Children's Accessories Sizes 2-3-4 reg. $9. Toddler Warm-Up Suits ENTIRE STOCK TODDLER'S SPORTSWEAR off Ladies' Belts ONE GROUP reg. $4. to $6. 3. Dresses included. 17 reg. $4.50 to $18. 73 off Jackets for Toddlers Turtle Hack & Cowl Neck Dickies ONE GROUP Assorted Solids. reg. $3. to $6. $2. to4, tpenm with Fur Collar Western rancher style. Double line stitching, braid trimmed pockets. Quilt-lined for warmth, Sherpa look trim on collar, cuffs, hemline. Pre-washed or navy. 1 3 oh reg. $22. Heiress Cantress 11 Panty Hose reg. $1.59 ONE GROUP Boys Jackets & Jeans Coordinates and Suits Toddler Sizes. 4 reg. $4.50 to $23. Girl's Knit Tops, Slacks, Skirts, Jeans, Jumpsuits, Short & Long Dresses. Sizes 3 to 6X and 7 to 14 1 reg. $3.50 to $26. Sizes 2-3 and 4. off off Boxed Stationery Assorted Styles Boxed Jewelry one group Necklaces, earrings, bracelets reg. $1.55 reg. $28. pnee Housewares noady-To-Uoar . Throw Pillows t ONE GROUP Assorted Solids .& Patterns - reg. $4.50 to $15. Husbands price Maternity Wear Ladies Leather Coats :: llow$114. reg. $175. to $219 long style Juniors 7-13 Missy 8-16 to 3 off '159. Assorted Solid Colors. "STATE PRIDE" CORDUROY BEDREST. Resilient, ihape-holding Kopok filling. "Armchoir" contour, edged with jumbo self-fabric welting. Houseware & Gift Items Ash Trays, decorator Items, Mugs, Candles, Soap Dishes & Salad Bowls. LARGE GROUP y2 price Ladies' Fabric Coats Junior, Missy, & Half Sizes 1 Sizes 5 to 26ft Now '49.88 to '116. Reg. to $145. Assorted Styles 4 Fabrics. Missy & Junior Dresses ONE GROUP Missy Sizes 8 to 20 Junior Sizes 5 to 13 Formal & Casual Dresses price LARGE GROUP Polyester and Polyester Blends. Also Wool Blends. reg. $2.39 to $6. yd. LARGE GROUP price Missy Sizes 8 to 20 Junior Sizes 5 to 13 off Junior Sportswear off A large group of blazers, tops, blouses, sweaters, skirts, slacks and jeans. . 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