Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 26, 1974 · Page 43
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 43

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Sunday, May 26, 1974
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TRAGIC IRONY UNDERLIES STRONG NOVEL SCARS ON THE S O I L , by Francoise Sagan (McGraw-Hill. -- $6.95} "When she was 18, she had written a nice tittle French Composition that tud been pub- ished and had made her fa- nous." IT this reference to her- 'jelf made by the narrator of "Scars on the Soul" reminds us A Francois* Sagan, we have ample encouragement to nuke the connection. For France's ormer Uterary enfant terrible, who-first grabbed attention as a teen ager with "Bonjour Tris- tesse." has now, two decades and several novels later, produced this book which largely depends on its autobiographical perspective for Its effect. The book intriguingly counterpoints the writer's journal of writing a novel with the novel itself. Mile. Sagan is the mistress of ceremonies whose first chapter tells us why she cannot begin her novel and whose second chapter begins it The novel's two main characters are a Swedish brother and sister, the van Milhems, who were introduced in Mile. Sagan's play, "Castle to Sweden." Now we follow them through emotional and moral tangles from which fhey emerge with their careless innocence destroyed, their souls scarred permanently. This novel within the novel is lightly handled, but its underlying tragic irony is strong. V Mile. " - ' Judged MISUSE OF NUCLEAR POWER Edited by BID WIHam* Special Police Team DECOY COP. by Sgt Steven Dubinsky (Ace -- $1.50) Dubinsky, with the h«lp of New York Post reporter. L e o Standora. tells about the New York P o l i c e Department's Anti-Crime Unit, specifically, the 20th Precinct. Dubinsky was a young policeman in 1973 when Standora first met him. He had already been on the anti-crime unit for a year. Dubinsky was offered the chance, along with several others in the precinct to join a special team. They would not wear uniforms, suits or anything that labeled them policemen. They grew beards, wore stevedore coats in winter, and sloppy outfits all year. These specia policemen worked on the seamy . Sagan keeps a well balance between the FAST PACED ADVENTURE By VIRGIL TALBOT THE GRAVE, SNAKE ON By George THE Bear telling of the story and the digressions of the journal. At first, she refers to her novel as If it's a game, a puppet show she's putting on: what shall she make her puppets do next? Then the puppets evolve into real people, the action moves forward with its own momentum, and finally Mile. Sagan's life and that of the van Mil- hems merge. , The writing Is elegant and sharp. In her "pertinent reflections" linking the novel's scenes, Mile. Sagan. now in her late 30s. emerges as a likeable personality -- her tone is good- humored and direct, her moods ranging from playful to philo sophical. :*' Comparison with the text in the original French shows that the translator, Joanna Kilmartin, has done a careful and sympathetic job, occasionally supplying a discreet and helpful clarification of some allusion which literal translation might have left obscure. (Houghton Mifflin -- 55.95) Sammy Latch gets an S.O.S from Big Jack Carmody an he doesn't hesitate to help. Biu Jack is in prison for stcalin two valuable paintings. Latch owes Big Jack a lot He got his start as blg-nam pianist at Big Jack's club Besides. Latch is sweet on Bi Jack's wife. · An anonymous letter write is threatening Big Jack unles he tells where the paintings ar hid. Latch takes up the tas of protecting Big Jack's wil de of the city arresting dope- ushers, thieves, robbers and arious rip-off artists found in he streets of New York. They take on the coloring of ieir surroundings. When on the unt for a park mugger, one them will appear drunk and s the hit man approaches, they ait for him to make his move, hen he does, out come the andcuffs and soon the mugger on his way to the precinct. Dubinsky reveals some of the ctics they had to use to get n arrest and even to save their ves. They emerge as dedicate men who know their efforts are ot appreciated until someone n innocent, is attacked, robbed r beaten. The decoy cops stand in door 'ays, shuffle down dangerous t reels and often fight violence with violence. The book is well written. It tells of thei. r i u m p h s and frustrations frustrations come when the; atch a criminal and a deal s made by the district attorney and the man's lawyer for a esser sentence to save time oi trial. "Decoy Cop" is not a glamor ous story but neither is it dirty There are moments of humo and farce as well as traged r ound in the story of New Yor X)licemen who act like th dregs of the city to capture th crooks. and daughter of trying t track down the bad guys. He meets with a sadistic Gei man. a hungry conger eel, kidnaping and the opening i a fifty-year-old grave. All th boils down to a fast-pace story. George Beare is good, turning out good fast movin tales of suspense. All have setting in the Middle East. Switches Again PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Caro Graebner was released by th Pittsburgh Triangles and h a signed a new contract with th New York Sets of the Worl Team Tennis league. Miss Graebner, 30, w; drafted out of retirement by th WTT Cleveland Nets alon with her husband, Clark. Whe the couple separated, she wa traded to Pittsburgh. She saw limited action wit the Triangles, compiling a 2 record in six sets of mix doubles. Both victories cam against New York. ADVENTURE IN WORDS THE LATE HARVEY GROS ECK, by Gilbert Millstein Doubleday -- $6.95) The promotion for this nove eludes glowing comments bout the author's command of, ubmersion into and passion for he English language. POISONED POWER, by John Gofman and Arthur Tamplin (Signet -- $1.95) Tamplin and Gofman are members of the biomedtca! division of th* Lawrence R a d i a t i o n Laboratory in California. In "Poisoned Power they discuss the use of nuclear power as a source of electrical energy and nuclear power plants are seen as a definite danger. They say that the 'safe-limits are a Iraud. that there are really no safe limits. Their study shows thatnnuclear wasti can poison the land and wate for thousands of years and tha radio-active pollution has been ectricity plants from being ut into operation. They say that we are under false 'allusion that there is safe amount of radiation that an can absorb. In the back of the paperback a list of 74 questions and The promotion is true. The raise for Millstein's vocabu- ary and its usage is deserved, his is a word adventure be- ond the average printed line. However, what should be a «pping stone to aid this au- lor's initial venture into fiction seems to be a stumbling block. [is extraordinary word choice inders the flow of the narra- ive. There are scenes, such as one *en Grosbeck and his wife re told by a neighbor of devel- pments stemming from Mrs. Grosbeck being mugged, t h a t re completely engrossing. This articular moment is created »y an obvious writing talent, a pecial one. But such scenes are few and separated by what appears to be an exhibitionism of the author's language mas- The main character and the author become difficult to sepa- ·ate as the reader is given the mpression that Grosbeck's marriage to the world of words s actually Millstein's. Millstein's talent is not in question here, only his use of it. His book fits into that library of writings that leads the reader .0 say after the last page: 'Hmmmmm. interesting. I wonder if there's more to this book than I discovered?" -dl grossly underestimated. They talk about a hoax being perpetrated upon the public There is. they say, a real poten tial disaster ahead. Radiation, they claim, is far worse hazard to human than any of the experts ha previously thought possible. Th hazard to this generatir- humans from cancer leukemia as a result of atom! radiation is 20 times as grea as previously believed. The two scientists ask th public to become aware of the dangers to take action tc irevent further atomic poweret Shero Sets Visit MONTREAL (AP) -- Fred Shero, coach of the Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, will begin a three-week visit to the Soviet Union Sunday along with 99 other coaches and hockey students as part of a sports course at Montreal's Loyola College. Change Stolen In Station Burglary An undetermined amount change was reported stole from "the A and A Lion Servic Station, 271 N, College Ave Friday night or Saturday morn ing. Most of the change wa taken from a soft drink mach ine and a small amount of pe nies were taken from the cas register. Fayetteville police said bu glars broke a window on tl south side of the service ba to gain entry. After enterir the burglars obtained the k to the machine. An attempt w made to break into anoth machine, but failed. TUttS, Sim., May M, 1*74 rATsn-rcvtuJb AMUUMA* · 90 nswers, a list of atomic energy loraorium activists and lists of moratorium proposals. There is Iso a complete list of members ' the Atomic Safety and icensing board members, the dvisory Committee on Reactor safeguards and a look at the xperts' testimony. Gofman and Tamplin. with a oreword. by Sen. Mike Gravel have issued a warning that wfll scare the pants off m a n y eaders. They say that scare ictics are justified if only to make people stop and think about the danger inherent in atomic energy being used to create electricity. --bww Takes Firm Stand KEY- BISCAYNE. Fl». (AP) -- President Nixon w«» described Saturday as assuming a irm stand "to defend his office against excessive encroachment." Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon was facing "very difficult decisions" bul views it as "his unique responsibility to the office of the presidency and the Constitution" to resist the mounting pressures, new ORIGINS SPGCM 4 days, $186.78* Tour historic Mew Orleans at a reduced rale ol only M8S.T8 per person for four day* and lhre« ni grits-Thursday. July * ttiroujh Sunday. July ?· Trip includes: ·Round-tri p air fare from Fayettevllle ·Three nights at Bourbon- Orleans Hotel 'Transfers Irom airport to hotel and back "Choice of Mississippi River Cruise on S. S. President or Bayou Cruise on Maik Twain ·Choice ol breakfast at Brerman's or dinner al Le Restaurant Maurice ·Choice of 1 ol 3 city tours ·Cocklnl and a souvenir doubloon at the Top of Ihe Mart. ·Based on minimum of fO passengers. Call now to ensure reservations: WORLDWIDE TRAVEL SERVICE INCORPORATED . JM North School Avenue S2t-7«0 NORTH and SOUTH SMORGASBORD ALL THE PIZZA ond SALAD You Can Eat $145 1 MONDAY 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. BRING THE KIDS Only lOc Per Year of Age Arts Center Reaches Goal Of $500,000 LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A goal of $500,000 to match the $1.5 million offered in February by the Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust has b e e n reached by the Arkansas Arts Center. ; Townsend Wolfe, executive director of the center, said Friday this means $2 million will be added to the Permanent En- 'dowmcnt Fund of the center. APPEARING THIS MONTH! May 31, Junel VASSAR CLEMENTS ·King of the country fiddle" (pickers Welcome) Friday, June 7 One Night Only HANK THOMPSON The Brazos VaOey Boys PLUS: Tracy* Tony JunelO-15 RED, WHITE BLUE PLUS; SamRonth Weds, June 19 ONE NIGHT ONLY LESTER FLATT ft The Nashville Grass Saturday, June 22 ONE NIGHT ONLY THE KITTY WELLS SHOW Jane 24-28 From Denver COUNTRY COOKJN' Saturday, June 29 ONE NIGHT ONLY O. BL McCUNTON t Gentry CMC*' Steaks, music and brew at The Barn on Holiday Island, five miles North of Eureka Springs on Slate Highway TS. Live music six nights a week; no .cover onj weeknights. Open op.m. to midnight. For table reservations, phone] (Ml) 253-8070 J Anything you want! From June 7 through June 16, Hot Springs will offer a calendar of events to delight and entertain the entire family. From spectator sports to participation affairs, the Hot Springs Fun Festival really does have all the fun. Fishing derbies, beauty pageants, arts and crafts exhibitions, boat races, airplane races, a motocross, a rock skipping tournament, spear fishing toumaments,horse shows, swimming races, tennis tournaments, the Football Coaches Golf Tournament, baseball »v games, a Hole-in-One contest and much, much more await you There's no better place than Hot Springs to take your vacation, and the Fun Festival is Hot Springs at its best. Come visit. DEAN GUYLL TIRE CENTER ALL TIRES FIRST QUALITY FREE MOUNTING ROTATION, FIAT REPAIR SALE ENDS JUNE 1,1974 UNIROYAL SALE UNIROYAL STEEL-BELTED RAM AL* HMt 7M5 h/iOE, iffL Bfas- KK j*W PfZXKTKtJ AGAINST on ma FXXP. STOPftOKT. KWAiLy CHflUe. " THE WAY "iCUR CAK BOWZS. ALS MO R65UMW UIHITEUMLLS UIHITEUMLLS Tor free color booUct, maQ to: Hot Sprljgi Tooriit Commission P.O. Bex 1SOO Hoe Sortn«i NrtioaiL fefc ArkamM 7l«(tt Dtpt rTS74 Oy StaH. Zip ^tU**. Hot Spring Itaooiiiai PBrtc. 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