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'Bobbie Gentry's Happiness Hour'To Be Aired Tonight By JAMES SHARBUTT NEW YORK CAP) - CBS tonight is .showcasing .the efforts of Bobbie Gentry, a tine singer; Frank Peppiatt, a skilled writer; and Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson, two gifted arrangers. CBS calls their collaboration "Bobbie Gentry's Happiness Hour." Wrong title. This show is a wretched.' overproduced mess that somehow manages to waste the considerable talents of all concerned. The first of four CBS variety series scheduled this summer, it'll be with us four weeks, If tonight's sample is what Miss Gentry t Co. have in mind. July will come none two soon I herewith cross my fingers ind hope the program improves, if only because I've' always admired Miss Gentry both as a singer and as a songwriter ever since hearing her "Ode to Billy Joe" a few years ago. She's aways struck me as good performer who'd .be great one if she'd only just con- Alas, simplicity i iresent in tonight's show vhich roars in like * ,0*njsh ugitive from UK main room of any Las Vega* hotel, complete vrfth blaring /brass, t Â» u d y dance numbers and reewe patter, '.' Robert Goutet and W a y n e Sewton are on hand for additional music and comedy sup- portv but despite their old-col lege-try efforts, nothm* ever iells. It only pablums Â· Regulars Vartl Bromheld, Michael Greer and Earl Pomerantz join in some comedy skits, but they lose, too. Peppiatt, who as the show's producer was in charge of the writing and pace, has done wiiy. way belter; dido Messrs. Elliott and Ferguson, who for the most part buried Miss Gentry in overarrangements. I think the main problem is that nobody seems to realize Miss G. is neither (a) a comedienne, nor (b) 'a belter of .songs in the Bar bra Streisand tradition, sider tile virtues of simplicity. Nofthw** Arfcamot TIMfS, W*d.. JUM S, 1*74 Â· f PAVITTIVILLK, AMJUMM ~ . JCPenney 20% off all window shades. , -V .*Â·.. * "V . Â· * . - Â· , v , !J " *.' * ^ c % c 'V ^ a i 5 ^ ' i^ x Â·: litiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiii 20% Off Our entire line of window shades, including: 'Sunshetf, cloth impregnated with vinyl, iranslucent 37'A-wide, reg-3.49 Sale 2.79 'Nocturne', plastic, keeps the sun out 37'A" wide, tag. 3.19 Sata iÂ» "Plaza 'Stripe', vinyl coated Ctolh, translucent. 37'A" wide, reg. 3.99 .... Sate3.19 Other sizes available at 20% off. Sale price* eltaeMM thru Saturday. In assorted color? _ nney sates for your home. ^ Save s 30 frost-free refrigerator/ freezers. Reg. 279.95. Sale 249.95. 13.9 cu. ft. capacity top-mount with 158 Ib. freezer capacity. Equipped to receive ice mater. Save 20% rt' ensembtes make a bathroom beautiful. Rich looking DuPofit* nylon is machine washable. Mats have no-skid Duragorr* waffle backs. 24x36" bath mat, reg, 3.99 Sate3.19 Standard lid cover,-feg. 2.69 Sate 2.15 21x24" Contour, reg. 3.99 Sate 3.19 27x45" oblong, reg. 7.50 Sale 6.00 9-5=30 TIM*., Wed., Sat. Shop 9-9 Mon., Thurs., Fri. Save $25 on all ranges. Sale 274" Reg. ZM95 M" electric rtngf Wrtti ceramic coated oven liner over porcelain enamel (continuous. Â· cleaning). Removable oven doer, storaoe drawer, clock-controllad Reg. ZÂ».Â»5.30" Â«M rang* with porcelain enamel even. Clock wtth. Minutti Minder Timer. Lift up-and-off 25%offall framed decorator wall mirrors. Redecorateyourhomewiththeje'elegantwallmirroraandaawabio 25% from a big collection; all shapes and situ. Perfect to make room* appear larger. Combine with pictures and paintings tor comnUU MIMnMhiMnt*. M are elegantty framed in gold Kriiah. fQ ^ pm " . . . 38)dÂ«rrÂ«g. WO, Mto MO. taw (20. Shoe* 9-9 Mon., Thun., Fri. 9-5 30 Tun., Wt4, Sot.