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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 22

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K Ay_AlAt^HE.JOURNAL~Tue5day Evening, April 8, 1975 HY GARDNER HAS THE ANSWER; Glad You Asked That! Q: Would you please Rive us somn past history on Freddie I'rlnzc and Jack Alborl- son? — Ms. Wendy Lummox, Pittsburgh. A: Jack Albcrtson, an actor's actor, always has been underrated. Born in Maiden. Mass., he achieved a reputation as a local pool shark u'ho, still in his teens, Inured provincial poolrooms where he challenged local champs. Later he entertained \vith his dancing. A high school dropout at 17. he \veiil to sea on United Kruit Co. .ships, In UX11 ho played straight man for come diati Phil Silvers on the Minsky burlesque ciri'iiit. Albertson's recognition as a fine dramatic actor finally went public in 1%9 when he was voted host, supporting actor in Hie Oscar sweepstakes for his supcrfonn- ance in "The Subject Was Roses." Freddie "Chico" Prinxe. who'll be 21 on June 22, started "ac-tinp;" when he was only four — doing a hilarious takeoff on Kd Sullivan. After attending various parochial elementary schools, he was accepted by the New York High Scbool of Performing Arts. He got his sheepskin in 1073 as ,1 drama major. Me paid his dues entertaining at a small improvisation club, usually waiting until Kiree in l.he morning to gel on. A spot on the Jack Panr show made a king out of the Prinze. Single, he started dating at the lop: he recently was linked in a hot romance with Raquel Welch — he's IS years youngtr! Next to Rarrucl, "Chico's" favorite hobby is music. In his early-early days he composed songs, strummed the guitar, thumped the drums and took piano lessons while studying the ballet. To protect himself from Washington Heights hoodlums who looked upon a ballet dancer as a sissy, Freddie took up judo and kung fu. : I hear that some motorists nre pressuring to have the ~>r> mph speed limit increased to fin mph. why? Hasn't il re- duccil accidents and saved lives'.' — T. Sudane, Oakland, Calif. A: Definitely. It's no coincidence that the highway death toll in 1974 was liic lowest, since 195.1, reports the U,S. Transportation Department. Preliminary figures show that -15,-100 pcopb were killed in traffic accidents in 1974 — that's about 9.400 fewer than the preceding year. Apparently. 5"> keeps mor? of n.s alive. Q: The c°lor[ul, la IP Xcw York Mny»r •liminy Walker tnathcd dfucuuscs. Did he FREDDIE PRINZK AND JACK ALBERTSON — Chico's first "acting" tail — at age four — was doing a takeoff on Ed Sullivan, lie also took up- judo and kung fu to cope with neighborhood hoorls when lie was taking ballet les.sons. "The Alan," as a boy, was a poo! shark who later played straight man for Phil Silvers in Minsky burlesque. ever sum up Ills feelings about (hem? — Krnie Uukotf, MiisliiiiK, N.V. A: Yes. Walker once described a reformer as "a £iiy \vho rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat:" Q: It's hard to believe that funny mau- and-wife team. Ford nnf} Illnes, have split up. If true, what arc they doing now?—G. D. Johnson, Minneapolis, .Minn. A: No humor to this rumor. The Fords are traveling down separate roads. Mimi's doing the nightclub and TV circuit. Phil is co-starring with Jane Kean in "Mind With the Dirty Man" in Las Vegas. Also featured is Marilyn Chambers, whose coming out from "Behind The Green Door" threw execs at Proctor & Gamble into a lather. Though her face- had graced the Ivory Snow package for some time, her emergence as an X-ratcd film star soiled the "39 and 41-UX) per cent pure" slogan. Q: Settle an argument — wliut is tlic bossa nova? — W.C. Biokct, Phoenix, Ariz. A: It was a short-lived dance craze given momentum in 196.> when Eydie Oormc recorded the hot platter. "Blame It On The Bossa Nova." Actually the bossa craze originated in Brazil in the early '60s, when Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote "Desafinado." Us meaning in English? "Slightly out of tune.' 1 -Scud your qucslkn; to Hy Gardner. "Glad You Asked That." care of this newspaper, P.O. Ko\ 117-18. Chicago, Illinois 60311. Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. HKTKK CL'KCO /V/O.YAS D LWKEVA O KAI5EP BY PEOPLE WHO CRAVE ATTENTION. Now arrange the circled letters to form the lurpriie answer, M suggested by the above cartoon. Print UK SURPRISE ANSWER here rt\rt<\»\'t (\ju>*rri tomorrow) JumMr*. EJECT CANAL ADVICE FETISH Am*cr: "Ific ItfJff It'f'it' t'tttttf thiUtl as n family':"- "DESCENT' Jill Clayburgli Searching Lombard 'Quality' To Portray Her In Film By VKRNN SCOTT j Lombard's external look and HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Jill, mannerisms, mostly her voice. Clayburgh. the girl who will portray Carole Lombard in "Lombard and Gable." is doing •her homework —studying old Lombard movies. But that was superficial. She gives me the impression of being sweet, on screen. I think there was more acid in her off camera. Hour after hour she sits alone] Searching For "Quality" in a Universal Studios projection room watching the flickering shadow on screen that was Lombard in a variety of roles. "I have to see the pictures more than once because I get involved in the stories," Jill said, "f laughed all the way through 'To Be Or Not To Be."' She was a great comedienne." .Jill has style and a distinct "I'm soarchiny for the same sort of quality that Duslin Hoffman found \vhcn he played Lenny Bruce." No newcomer to films. Jill appeared in ''The Terminal Man.'' "Portnoy's Complaint" and "The Thief Who Came to Dinner." She recently played a prostitute on television in "Hustling." quality of her own, yet she is! i tll elli K cnl Sophisticate reminiscent of Lombard, light, breezy, faintly mocking. Trinil imitating At fivr-font-eight she is three inches taller than Lombard who died in a 19-12 plane crash before Jill was born. Jill flunked her first screen test for the Lombard role. It WHS touch and go whether she would lose the part, to one of eight other actresses who tested. In her second test .lill wore It. was necessary for Jill who onc of Lombard's long, clinging has the high Lombard cheekbones, to bleach h:r brown hair blonde for the role. gowns. "It weird sensation putting on her dress," she said. it might be awkward calling famous people and asking them about her. i Impression, Not Impersonation i "So far as I know she has no living relatives. She never did have any children." In her quest to capture the Lombard charisma, Jill is learn ing everything she can about Clark Gable, who will be portrayed by Jim Brolin. "I'm still looking," Jill concluded. "And when I finally find that Lombard quality you can bet it will be an impression of her, not an impersonation." Bit Paris: Fliil Silvers will return to television with a pilot for a new situation comedy at Columbia ... Helen Reddy signed a two-year contract to star at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel ... "At Long Last Love," a slow starter at the box office, has been shortened nine minutes by director Peter Bog- clanovich ... "Watching old Lombard mov-l jj], Lhe daughter of ies isn't really the key to playing the part." Jill said. wealthy Now York family, makes her home in Manhatan. i -, Awards "She is acting m them and I s i ie is a Sarah Lawrence havp lo play the woman i Co | !cf , e P ,. a cluate, an intelligent herself, not the actress. i sophisticate who was the "So r look for those momrnls|i rtnRUma K j r ]fri cm i o f aclor Al which might l>e pure Lombardjp;ji-ino rather than the character she is| . Thc ' more I sec of Lorn pUiyinp. And that is very hardjbard's movies the more I'm '° f '°' convinced she was a warm, "At first I tried imitating elegant woman who was available to everyone. 'She was delicate and fcmin- in e. She wasn't nloof. I talked lo Kclith Head about Lombard. jShe said Carole was elegant I and her reputation for using ifoul language was exaggerated. Twrnly-tii-o employees of Ltib- " rd ' ike lo lalk to morc bouk Christian College were ho-|P G °P Ic who lcncw ncr in ll i° ol(i norcd Monday night for serving! fla - vs - * f'""' 1 - suppose there arc the college five or morc years, many of them still around. But Tho annual Employes Appreciation Banquet was held in the Betty Hancock Cafeteria. Receiving five-year service pens were Inez Eaucum, Dr. Jim Rcycr, Dr. John Castlcman, Johnie Gowcr, Dr. Furman Kcnrlcy, John King. Lynda McClecry, Pat Maddox, Jim: Owner, J. Lee Roberts, Dr. Lynn 1 Shcrrorl. Dr. David Smith. Caro-| lyn Sturclivant, Margaret Roh-; nrts, Yvonne Hinds, Ray Stiirdi- vfinl. Bud Tale and Juanita^ Thompson. j Receiving 10-year r.crviccl pins were Dr. Aubrey Crcen,! Thelma Poindcxter and Rohby Rhodes. R.V. Poindcxter received a 35-year service pen. Professors Reveal Occult Findings By BRYAN BRADY II ARLINGTON. TEX. (UPI) — Primitive man believed in magic to help explain the happenings he could not under- stanc]. Science has explained away many of man's mysteries but people slill believe in the occult because they are not satisfied with technology, according tj two experts on mysticism. Professor Joseph Campbell, international authority of mythology, and Dr. Wayne Shuma- kcr, professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley, spoke Thursday on the first day of a three-day seminar on the occult, on ihe campus of ,thc University of Texas at Arlington. Early Occult Activity Shumaker said early occult activity grew out of events which appeared to have hidden causes, events -is easily explained now as earthquakes, floods or tornadoes, or even a stroke of goad fortune. "If a force was vaguely understood or appeared to work capriciously, it was thought of as occult," Shumaker said. "What was called white or natural magic was both magic and science." But he said while science has progressed mankind is still not satisfied. "Inner Man Unsatisfied" "The material development of our culture hasn't satisfied the inner man," Shumaker said. "A revolt of the soul against the intellect seems necessary periodically." Campbell is professor emeritus of English at Sarah Lawence in New York where he has taught comparative mythology for 38 years. "The occult is not just magic or witchcraft, it includes mythology and acceptance of things that are not understood," he said. "Acts of God are considered good and arc called miracles; while acts of the devil are supposed to be from the dark and evil world of the occult. Actually, because they are hidden and unknown, both belong to the occult." Campbell said he experienced occult behavior, one time when he iinjured an ankle in Cambodia and was healed by monks in Japan. Disappointed Disalliisioncil Campbell said people are turning to the occult because they arc disappointed and disillusioned with what science and religion are giving them. WHY PAY MORE . . 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GREAVES, President • 1617 Broadway • 66th and Indiana Lubbock.Texas "Thank You For Helping Me With The Change To Pay-By-Mail" The smoothness with which the change in my collection system is taking place makes me serving you an even greater pleasure. Your overwhelming cooperation is an inspiration to me and all the other Avalanche- Journal carriers. Pay-By-Mail encourages newspaper carriers like myself to "Stay with it.." We'll keep our newspaper routes longer because the big job of collecting has almost been eliminated. And the longer we stay on our newspaper routes, the better acquainted we are with your needs for newspaper delivery. YOUR AVALANCHE-JOURNAL CARRIER Forget about receipts, having the right change and waiting for the doorbell to ring . . . Paying by mail simplifies things. For your Avalanche-Journal carrier. For you. Wilh one check you can pay for three months, six monlhs or a full year of home delivery. 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