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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, June 8, 1973
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6 'Galesbuf^Reglstef^Moil, Galesburg, III, prlddy,.,June 8, 1973 Richard Roundtree Counts His 'Nuts4o»You 9 Money fiy t>tCK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NBA) There was a nttvle called "Shaft's Big Sfibfe," but let's consider Roundtree's big seore. | The Lively Arts Roundtree and Shaft are virtually inseparable. Richard Roundtree has made all three of the Shaft movies and now he's ready for his big score — television. This coming fall, assuming the writer's strike is settled, there will be a Shaft series on CBS. It will be a 90- minute show every third week. Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams are the two top candidates for First Black Actor To Be A Genuine Matinee Idol. Williams won't do TV. Roundtree is doing it. Why? "BILLY DEE IS older than I am," says the 30-year-old Roundtree. "He has to make NOW OPEN BUSINESSMEN'S LUNCH 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. COCKTAIL HOUR . . ' Chip-n-Dip, Fresh Popcorn, Salted Nuts 3 to 6 p.m. DINNER MENU 5 p.m. to 12 midnight SANDWICH MENU 11 a.m. to 12 mldnlflht NORTHGATE LOUNGE Route 150 North — Galesburg The HUDDLE INN Presents The FRANK AND FRANK Trio — COMING SOON — WAYNE CHAPMAN AT THE ORGAN 1487 N. HENDERSON ST. it in movies now if he ever will. I can wait a while. "For me, the best thing about becoming a star through the Shaft thing is that it gives me what my mentor, Gordon Parks, calls, 'nuts-to-you money.' I hope this TV series lets me accumulate enough money in the next few years so after that I can do what I want to do" Until now, Roundtree has been scrounging for work, like most actors. Now he's making his big score. It's been a long time coming. • He grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., where his father was a deacon in a Baptist church. All his early life, he wanted to be a pro football player and he was an outside linebacker at Southern Illinois University. But he realized he couldn't make it in the pros — at 205, he was too light to be a linebacker and he wasn 't fast enought to switch to safety. AFTER GRADUATION, he went back home and sold clothes in one of those cheap' chain stores in New York. From that, it was a quick step to modeling and he found he liked being in front of the public. "But I realized it would be even better if I had some words to say," Roundtree says, "so I decided to study acting. I enrolled with the Negro Ensemble Theater." It was a big upheaval at home, that step of giving up the steady job of a clothing salesman to actor. Richard Roundtree ... challenger for matinee idol His mother couldn't understand it. His wife went along with him but he thinks that may have been a contributing factor to their ultimate divorce. THE "SHAFT" films, of course, were the big things in his life. They made him an immediate star and made his decision look like the smartest career change anybody had ever made. They also have enabled him to indulge in a few minor luxuries. He plays a lot of tennis now. And he's a big horseback riding enthusiast. It's curious, at first, to think of him as a horseman, but he says there was a riding stable near where he grew up in New Rochelle and he's been riding for years. "It's only been in the last five or six years," he says, "that I consider myself a good rider. I like show riding and I hope to do some of that. Somebody gave me a show horse in Atlanta, but I haven't had much time to ride him." THE LATEST "Shaft" film — "Shaft In Africa" - was shot in Ethiopia. Roundtree didn't particularly like Addis Ababa — "It could have been Minneapolis" — but he liked the Ethiopian countryside. But the trip was disappointing. "I figured," he says, "that it would be a time for brotherhood with the African blacks. But it wasn't. There are still divisions. It was sad to see it but there were divisions between the African and American blacks." This will be the first "Shaft" movie that he won't let his children — eight and six — see. They've seen the earlier ones, but he says "Shaft In Africa" and his other new film, "Charlie One-Eye," are too rough. You've been warned. New Yorker Magazine's Cartoons On TV Collected in Special Book By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - The football player, speaking to a television sportscaster as a cameraman records the scene, says: "Yes, Pete, I would have to say that this is the first game in which our defensive line achieved something near its Television In Review potential. Heretofore, we had been filled with self-doubt anxiety, fear and trembling and the sickness unto death." These delightfully droll comments are the caption of a cartoon from the New Yorker Magazine, which has offered some particularly incisive and charming cartoons concerning television over the years. FOR YOUR DINING & DANCING PLEASURE Appearing Tuesday/ Friday, Saturday ENTERTAINMENT BY RON CARROLL AND THE INN CROWD AT THE Sheraton Motor Inn "THE INN PLACE" 1-74 At E. Main 343-7151 -^t^i A number of these hav been gathered into a booklet that a magazine spokesman says has been directed at "agency people and the like," and here are some of the other choice bits of humor included: There is the cartoon that shows the front of a home, and on the lawn is a sign that says: "The Smiths and their color TV live here." Fuzzy About Time In another cartoon, a woman is speaking to a police sergeant who is sitting at a desk that bears the sign "missing persons," and she says: "I don't know when he disappeared. I just happened to notice that his chair in front of the TV was empty." Then there is the old lady in a bathrobe standing in front of a television set that has a blank 'Progress Show' Set July 27-29 At Alexis Field ALEXIS — Alexis' third annual "Progress Show" will be held July 27-29, spokesmen for the event announced this week. It will be staged in the field southwest of Alexis High School. Special events scheduled for this year's show include: -r-A horse and pony pull contest July 28 beginning at 6 p.m. —A heavy horse pull and western horse show the evening of July 29. —Entertainment by Bill Reeves and the Midstaters, a country and western music , group. | —An old-fashioned threshing bee. —A kiddie parade. —Antique and gasoline engine shows. screen. With her hand raised in a small wave to the set, she says: "Nightanight. See you in the morning." In one cartoon, a family- father, mother and son- visiting a museum is looking at a display of a Stone Age family sitting around a fire, and the father says: "You know, when you come to think of it, all they really lack is a television set." In another, a couple is watching television, and the woman says: "I'll tell you one thing. When I sent my twenty- five dollars in, I didn't bargain for 'The Last of the Mohicans.'" There is also the jazzily dressed woman standing in a jazzily furnished home, drink in hand, as the video screen shows Prairie Players Awarded Grant The Illinois Arts Council has awarded a $300 technical assistance grant to Prairie Players- of Galesburg for summer workshops in directing, acting, make-up, costume design and construction, scenic design, lighting and sound design and construction. A total of $21,260 in grants will be awarded by the council to 13 Illinois community theaters. The program is open to theaters with at least two years of continuous operation that produce at least three productions a year. the words "need money?" Turned toward another part of the home, she says: "Ralph! Do we need money?" Other Cartoons Other cartoons in the New Yorker booklet include these: —A father arriving home is hanging up his hat, and as he is doing this one of the children gathered in front of the television set looks over at him and says: "Yes, it's daddy- live and in color." —A couple getting up in years-is sitting in front of the video set, the woman on the man's lap. Both are holding drinks, she has a rose in her teeth, and he is on the phone, saying: "We're watching an old Pola Negri picture."' —A baseball umpire leaps well off the ground and gestures dramatically as he makes an "out" call, and a player tells him: "This game isn't being televised, O'Malley. A simple 'out' would have sufficed." Horoscope By FRANCES DRAKE Look In the section in which ,your brthday comes and find | what your outlook is, according to the starsi FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1973 March 21 to April 20 (Aries)Aspects indicate new advan tages, but you may well overlook some because of their very newness. So keep eyes open — and with a view to the future. April 21 to May 21 (Taurus) Dealings with others may disappoint in part, but YOU keep a sure-footed, even tempo. Do not be overly skeptical and don't blow minute situations out of proportion. May 22 to June 21 (Gemini)— Do not dash headlong into day's activities no matter how much is expected of you or how much you wish 4o accomplish. There are "gray" areas to study well. June 22 to July 23 (Cancer) — Take all the help you can get. Don't try to do everything yourself. Also, don't settle for the "lesser of two evils" when you can prevent ANY undesirable situation. July 24 to Aug. 23 (Leo) — A generally good day, but be alert and don't fall for propositions offered by those who have proved unreliable in the past. Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (Virgo) — Don't let unexpected situations dismay you. Prevent them from crossing you up by being your usual philosophical self and stressing good management. Sept. 24 to Oct. 23 (Libra) Under day's favorable influences, you can win new laurels by capitalizing on your fine imagination and by pooling ideas with those who share your enthusiasms. Oct. 24 to Nov. 22 (Scorpio)— Be sure that your premises are correct and that your efforts are not wasted on worthless undertakings. But do recognize a good thing when you see It. Nov. 23 to Dec. 21 (Sagittarius) - You will find the "little" things rewarding now. Don't look for the spectacular, Be satisfied with even small gains. Dec. 22 to Jan. 20 (Capricorn) — You may face a difficult situation but,' properly handled, it could lead to fine advantages in the future. Rewards often come from what seem to be unlikely sources. Jan. 21 to Feb. 10 (Aquarius) — A good day for carrying out worthwhile plans, activities. Don't scatter energies or follow uncharted courses, but pursue your way steadily, confidently. Feb. 20 to March 20 (Pisces)— A thorough knowledge of what this day requires and an Intelligent approach can offset 1m- Imoderateness, discordant notes. Be alert to avoid false moves. YOU BORN TODAY are endowed with lofty ambitions, a fine Intellect and unusual versatility. You are a born traveler and could excel in any occupation which keeps you moving — transportation, tour - conductor, world-travel lecturer or cruise director. But you have a wealth of other talents; could, for instance, malce an outstanding success of writing—may even combine this gift with your love of travel—turning out stimulating tales of adventure, stories of exploration and journals of your twanderings. You could also engage in music, painting or science; On April 29,1045. In his air-raid bunker In Barlfn. Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun. Martin Bormann was the beat man. Each of the wedding guests received a silver-framed photograph of the FUhrei and two cyanide capsules. W E Now Playing thru Saturday FIST FULL OF DOLLARS CLINT EASTWOOD One Show Each Night At 7:30 Children 60c — Adulli $1.00 Elks Club Steak * Seafood Night Sat., June 9 Flying through the air with the greatest of ease, instructor Rodney Jones, 3rd Degree Black Belt, easily demolished a 2" by 8" by 16" concrete brick block with a jump sidej kick. Student holding the concrete block is Robert Watson. Mr. Jones thinks that with hard workouts Mr. Watson may some day be ranked in the top ten fighting men in the United States. There will be a demonstration this Saturday at Lake Storey (north side) between 2:00 P.M. & 2:30 P.M. from the Taekwon-Do-Fighting Arts Institute. Located at the Weinberg Arcade, Room 321. III in EDELSTEIN nUD SAT., JUNE 9 RAY HANUON And The MIDSTATERS The DREX EVERLY TRIO GIRLS! ! Just mention at Box Office the name of Ray's song being played over WGJL and get a FREE ticket. NOW SHOWING! 7:00 & 9 :15 "Might just turn out to emulate the runaway success of 'BILLY JACK'. Slambang impact. Deeply involving'.' —Kevin Thomas, tot Angtfet Times Buford •The Bull" made them pay for every sin! CINEMA I & II NEXT TO ARLANS - N. HENDERSON ST. GALESBURG ^EJjjJS* HOW SHOWING! MS KflfWTEl KUTWflH The new tcreen excitement that gives you the biggest kick of your life! Bruce Ue tY»ry|irob 9I N* it a Mud wtopon In Fists of Fury Color»A National General Pictures Release® [R PLUS! JOHN WAYNE in BIG JAKE 9:00 P L A Y I N G OPEN 6:45 PuifflBunt Pitturtiani Tomsrrew Cnlariainnwnl.Inf. ALEC GUINNESS SHOWS 7-9 PM SIMON WARD HITLER: THE LAST TEN DAYS Two Mike Nichols Hits Together for the first time JosephE.Levine presents a Mike Nichols Film Carnal Knowledge Panavislon* • Technicolor* An A«co Embawy Plctur* (Qg^) JOSEPH E.UVW8 presents a S MIKE NICHOLS .' LAWRENCE TURMAN Production I \ / ^ ACADEMY AWARD WINNER •1ST CUUCTM ». Ml .Mm. ^ GRADUATE TECHNICOLOR- PANAVISIOfT AnAvto Embassy MW9 ^/II3 _M NOW PLAYING - ORPHEUM THEATRE OPEN 7 P.M. "CARNAL" At 7:15 - "GRADUATE" At 9 Open at 8 PM Shows At Dusk kl#%%A#f GREAT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT M U W i ADULTS - T .50 — CHILDREN ONLY 50c FROM THE JUNGLE TO THE GYM...HE'S THE GREATEST WALT DISNEY Productions' ^W owk G reatest TECHNICOLOR* [Gj« RiliiHd by BUENAVISlADISlRIBUllON CO, INC. • 1972 Will 0(miy PioduclroM PLUS WALT DISNEY production*' NAP0lE0N w TSS m and JOHNNY WH1TAKEB JODIE FOSTER m >m ncmmon

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