The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 20, 1975 · Page 15
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 15

Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, November 20, 1975
Page 15
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Courf grants newswfre rafe delay THE BRAIWOflT PACT* , TMUNSCAY, (AJ'> A federal court hat l temporarily hifner private line r*l*» du» to go effect l»«lay The , n»<lon'» four major >*«Wwir« agencJfrf have said the new rain would cwrt UWTO an additional 1% miliitttt s year "TV US Court of A|> granted th« May an appeal by tlw nrw»*i! r y of it .Vjrt live old ratr> unlawful 'Hie t>rirl order l>> Jm^tw J Sicily Wright w»d Malcmtin f< Wtikey littsft-Jy width* prtUswi f».<r tt *iuy "U £r«r.!H mail the maximum allowed, to study the matter the newswlre services had a»kwl the delay so that the commission could look into tb* legality of related rate! [Kit into effect In June 1974 by the American The petition turned ikiwn by a 60 FCC vote was I lied li> lite A«wiat«l 1', trftwtKmal, Itwiter* U<l , Commodity News St-rMn* and th»r AHtrrican Newspaper l'ut)||*hera Associstloti Tl!f*r «h'j wt-f*? OR* [jarttes iil^H-ailiig to ilf ia> Uw ra!p inrr«raw 'lltf H!C r'-tiKJ ifi K<-[» l«nt«*f !)i;tt Ui'.' u«- d! "Tetpdk MS'.! Itnk <nrfrij» v»,u illruul That nt rates cheaper than what Is called the hl-lo *y»tem After several delays, hi lo rntffi ww c put into effect on an Interim ba«l8 in June 1974 while the FCC dwlded ixrtilions by the newswire M*r vices nrnJ others calling hi lo rat" 1 * dlBcrlmlnalory nnd unlawful The hi lo system provide* for lowt-r rales f'jf higlwr dtfisity lines in AT4T {>rival«! line wrvlc*. This replaced the traditional uniform nationwide mileage charge for !}«• »y»tem uiw-rf by cuttorner » . largely iif"*swir«- service and unlawful. It ordered AT&T to file rates In line with hl- lo. At the name time the commlsnion began an inquiry to determine whether the newuwlre iterviccs should be granted special rate privileges The Sept. 9 ruling would mean Increase* in (he co*t of newuwlre agency delivery by wir* by at much a« 55 per cent, depending on the lit* of (he service in terms of outlet* and their dlitance from metropolitan areas. In gwerol, the wider the di«tril»ution of new», the inonr it COMJI to deliver, particularly to smaller and broaden*! (men of private line Mr- view" who were nubject to the hl-lo ra(«i, The FCC also rejected the newswlre (service* 1 con- RADJO-TV tendon that the new rales for the Telpak oyntem would cause AT*T to cam above iU prescribed rale of return. BENEFIT DANCE PLANNED FOR DEPUTY AND WIFE Stevenson special shows promise 8URFSIDE - A benefit dance for George 4 Aflkis«on, Brazoria County Deputy Sheriff, and hi* % wife, Cynthia, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Slarliler !>ounge. Mrs. Adkiflson was injured in a car acddcnl Monday on FM 521 near Brazoria, She Is currently at John Scaly Hospital in Galveston. George Adkisson was also injured in a recent car accident while on duty as a deputy sheriff. He was recently released from the hospital. The Starliter Band is scheduled to perform at the dance sctrd #Jt«*f tbr FIX" rrfut«.$ tm T-vX-swia) to *r*Bt « Out* «*,';-nth (iris). to llftf afttl viM' She rl l«»ii'jtis itj varitu* point* In II* .V-(/l S ruJing, Wie KCC s,«id I! ntr<J<"tl more inff/rmation to decide the hi In ((ueftt.iott Uil did find !)ial (hf u,v of the Tplniik e^frnptmn !>>' thr n«"*8v»ir».- services In it* ruling, the FCC iaid the nfwawire services had put forward "no convincing reason" why they "nhould lw treated differently from other ^*5L. ^;»;^iHit ?i*«fSfSl Hy JAVIWIAHBUTT Al* Tetevtekm Writer NEW YOFtK - The writers of "M-A-S-H" caused a national uproar last season when they wrote Col Henry Blake out of the Korean War comedy by having his homeward- bound plane shot down over the Sea of Japan Since then, Col Blake, or McLean Stevenson as he's called in civilian life, has been one of TV's few plane crash victims to remain in a holding paUern until he can land and have his own series The actor, who left CBS' series to try his luck at NBC, u getting the chance tonight in a one hour comedy-variety show NBC has Mid U a pilot for a poMJblp series Sad to report, this "McLean Stevenson .Show" doesn't do justice to his considerable talent for humor, even though he's one of the five writers who pu! the show together. The program's pace is uneven, "very special guest star" Kaquel Welch may light up the boys but can't sing for beans, and having the Fifth Dimension breeze through a hit medley doesn't add much, either. The show does have some sprightly moments, such as one skit in which Stevenson, clad in star- spangled tights and red sneakers, sallies forth as "Mr Impossible" and tries to stuff himself in a quart milk bottle "without the use of wires, strings or lubricants " But two "Mr. Impossible" efforts later -• he tnes lo fly on audience wind and escape from a trunk — are el floppo, funnier on paper than In practice. Stever/son docs a promising take-off on "Wild Kingdom," in which he, as white-haired "Merlin Pompkins," and assistant "Stag Fury," show creatures they've brought back from the "Mokolondoya Plateau." But the skit falls flat, mainly because it's shot entirely in the studio The best bit in the show is a news report about a Decatur. 111., couple «Stevenson and Mary Jo CatJetu who claim a flying saucer landed in their backyard. Stevenson vividly recalls the event. He was watching television at the time and "John Cameron Swayze was takin' a wristwatch out of a jar of creamy smooth peanut butter." Asked why the UFO crew picked his backyard as a landing site, he opines, "I think they was attracted to our new yella bug light." It's good writing, but there's not enough of it In the show. Which Is a shame, because Stevenson has one of the wildest, most inventive comedy minds in the business. Television needs a guy like him Use Facts Want Ads '* v»niiM«'it>' ' I vs-. '.* tr <> ,.. ,!• (•*.;, j Meaner Karrx->, S»<-«rr> . president, and EHl TUfHSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 3 Dav» Onh CHS YEAR- LIMITED WARRANTY 6ET FULL TRADE IN VALUE™ Your present color set! 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