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22 · Northweit Arkansas TIMES, W«d., July 3, 1974 rAYtTTtVILLt, AUKANSat ___ Country Boy Versus City Slicker Dennis Weaver Fits In Role Of Sam McCloud :LOS 'ANGELES (Al- -- Sam VMcCloud is no rule. His story is the classic one of the country hoy who outfoxes the city slickers. /jrDennis Weaver, who plays : the title role in NBC's "McCloud," filh that mold, too. Against the odds, he chucked .'a!?7,ODO-a-week role in "Gun- smoke" in 1964, endured two so-so series, then scored heavi- ·ly with "McCloud. He is much in demand for TV "movies and variety shows. Last 'year, he took on the establishment of the Screen Actors Guild and won as a maverick candidate for president. ."·Weaver is guiding SAG's ne- Weaver had hoped to follow "Gunsmokc" with his own variety show, "Kentucky OIIG season and lie was soon back for three seasons of but ended up in Tones." It lasted 'Gentle in which he 1 filiations the producers ft)r a new contract. There is fear (he actors will strike if their demand for higher residu- ^itls for reruns is not met. "Time has mellowed Weaver's reelings about Chester gimpy bumpkin on Good, "Gun- played second fiddle to a 700- pound bear. BECOMES McCLOUD Finally, in 1969, Dennis Weaver became Sam McCloud. He said, "It was the kind of role I was looking for when I quit 'Gunsmoke."" After the two-hour movie pilot, the show went into the 197071 season as part of the "Four- in-One" series. As the only survivor of that, it went into the "NBC Wednesday M y s t e r y Movie" the following year. The next year the Mystery Movie was moved to Sundays. 's had a checkered his" Weaver said smile. "It's been changed and moved and withstood all kinds of things. It's always come out jiinoke." His screechy drawl of "Mis-ter Dil-lon" was a tele- vjsion byword for seven years. ·;-"! don't think we'll ever get to the point where people won't · r-'e m e m b e r Chester," said :Weaver in his SAG office. "1 don't want them to forget the [character. But I think the in- .diistry no longer associates [Dennis Weaver with Chester." on lop." "McCloud" l|].:il; .JIB JIB II IK.II; ill! IINB.III ,11 Today In History was Weaver's fourth series -- and.the first h: which he was the real star. "If you're the lead, just by the nature of that you get better acting chores and belter scenes to play. That's what acting is all about," he said. "I don't think I'll ever gel tired of the character," he added. "I don't want to play a one-dimensional detective. -He's got a humorous side, a roman tic side. He has deep feelings and cares about people's prob lems. "He doesn't like red tape ant takes the bull by the horn. "It's a classic tale of a fish out of water. A guy from on nvironmcnt trying to do his liing in another. He's not only he hero ami wins in the end -- ic's the underdog. He has to ight the bad guy -- and his chief. Every successful series vithout question has that going or it -- a relationship between he regulars." . HUMOROUS CLASH The clash between McCloud, he New Mexico marshal, and J.D. Cannon, who plays the Vew York chief, is a humorous me, Weaver said. "You always ry to inject all of life into a role. Even the most serious as- ecls of lite have a humorous side." He is married to his college sweetheart, Geraldine Stowell and they have three sons, Rick :tob and Rustin. About the time ic started "McCloud," Weaver juilt a new Spanish-style home .n the Calabasas area of the San Fernando Valley. Weaver had not been active :n the Screen Actor's Guild im ;il he was elected to the boarc of directors in 1071. He said i was impossible to be involve* with the guild unless you were on the board. Last November :ie took on incumbent presiden John Gavin and beat him. On of the first things he did was to revamp the rules so that more actors could become involved. Most of the contract negotiat ing problems have to do with reruns. The 'more reruns on the air the less the demand for ac tors to make original shows. . "The Weaver thing said, that hurls us,' is that we no Treasures Saved In Taiwan Museum TAIPEI (AP )-- Hundreds ot landwriltcn emperors' noics -n subjects ranging from the mpcrlal health to the conduct jf wars -- are preserved in Taiwan's National Palace Mu- eum. Along with clothing and jersonal. possessions of China's ater rulers, they offer human idelights on the men who ran he world's oldest continuous Mnpire until their world col- apsed in revolution in 1971. The museum's priceless col- ections of art and documents vcre brought along by the Na- ionalist Chinese government vhen it fled Mainland China for Taiwan in 1949. Jade and cora] lair pins, golden fingernail juards and, for the man who las everything, a gold-paintcc ostrich egg, all atJorn the mu scum's spacious display cases. Among them are several ;ypes of court records, reports and instructions for China's last dynasty, the Ching, which was founded in 1644 24 years after the Pilgrims landed in America. One type, called the "Diary of Action' and Repose,' records what emperors, did and said on each day of the dynas ty's 267 years, officials say. COMPLETE They're nothing if not com plete, as befits the country which some say contained one half of all the world's. printed books in 1800. For example, the court diarj for July 4, 1776, the day the U.S. Declaration of Independ ence was signed, says: "Th emperor went to the temple o the city god to offer incense 3n this day the imperial en- ourage was in residence at the chol summer palace." Now that was a slow day. In act, it was a slow summer, as he emperor was oft until Sept. 7. But other entries are packed vith the action of empire. At almost the same time as he American Civil War, China lad its own domestic conflict aging. The day Confederate orces in Charleston, S.C., fired jn Fort SUmtcr. the Emperor Hsien-Feng received a report on an action against "bandits," which is what Chinese like to call civil war opponents. It may seem strange that em-| perors had Hie time not only to read all these reports, but aso :o write their own comments at Hie end -- usually a simple "read," o r "noted," b u t frequently detailed instructions. Sometimes the red ink -- which could only be used -by emperors themselves -- even appears filling in the blanks on routine forms for the payment of funds or appointing officials. KEY FACTOR Many scholars, however, maintain that this guarantee of a personal reply from the emperor, along with the status it conferred and supervision implied, was a key factor in maintaining officials' loyalty to the government. Personal asides also sometimes crept into the day's business. On July 6, 1197, Chien- Lung wrote on one report: I am deeply concerned about my health. Today, on seeing this report, I feel a little better." Many documents also record the emperors' importance in the myriad customs that were then considered vital to maintaining the empire and which still strongly influence Chinese culture today. Respect for elders is frequently noted. Even the worldwide power of secretaries to make their bosses look good or bad comes out n the documents. Records for one day in 1865 contain a hns ,hat must have taken some careful planning. · Hidden among reports or famine relief, enforcement of salt tax inspections and some silk and silver for a man who had passed the age of 100. is this brief line in the tloweriest phrases of an elaborate language: "The emperor called on the imperial mother." What the secretaries of Ilia day neglected to mention wai that the emperor was 10 years old at the time. · Not Good On Delivery Or Carry Out , only get nothing for oui- per g*: formances, it prevents us from making new shows because the time is filled." By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 19V4. There are ··181 days left in the year. ' '"' Today's highlight in history: - On this date in 1!1C2, Algeria - became independent after 132 'years of French rule. ~ On this date: ·'·- In 1C08, the French explorer, : Samuel de Champlain, laid the ·foundations of the -Canadian ·city of Quebec. - In 1775, George Washington "took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass. - ' I n 1863, the Civil War Battle "'.'of Gettysburg ended after Confederate Gen. George Pickett's Mroops suffered severe losses in ·his famous charge. ;. In 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state. In 1888, the U.S. Navy de- -feated the Spanish fleet in the '.harbor at Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War. :', In 1950, U.S. and North Korean troops clashed for the first jime in the Korean War. _,Ten years ago: Lester Mad-, dox drew a pistol as he.drove ·away a black who haH sought service at Maddox's Atlanta restaurant. . Five years ago: The U.N. Security Council voted unani-| .mously to censure Israel for ac- ;tions in the Arab section of Je- .rusalem to alter the status of the area.. One year ago: Foreign minis- -ters of 35 countries met in Hel'. sinki. Finland, at the Conference on Security and cooperation in Europe. '~ Today's birthdays: U.S. Sec- .fetary of Agriculture Earl Butz is 65. President Jean Claude ·JDuvalier of Haiti is 23. : Johnson County Gels ; Hospifa! Grani T; WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Health .Education and Welfare approved a 5500,000 grant and a $1.6 million loan Tuesday for a new hospital in Johnson County in Arkansas. .Rep. John Paul Ham- -merschmicif., R-Ark., said the money would he used by the ·Johnson County hospital board at Clarksville to replace the existing -15-hed facility and add 20 new beds. SMORGASBORD PIZZA HOT For LUNCH ALL THE PIZZA Now Mon. thru Fri. 11-2 AND SALAD YOU CAN EAT Also Man., 5-8 p.m. All locations Bring the Kids -- Only lOe Per Year of Age. 314 South School 2325 North College Highway 68 West, Springdale UMPKl^l^MMH^BJI^HKral^HllwuMBi^KlId MR. BURGER 3014 N. College 521-3242 All Sandwiches Served on 5" Bun GRAND OPENING SPECIAL! One 65? Hamburger T /2 Price wrrh This Coupon GOOD THRU JULY 6th A Girl With a large Following... Like 600 State Police in 200 Patrol Cars. . . . ·X-X*X'X;X;';I- Maybe Every Cop in the' Slate was After Her -- But the People Were Behind Her. "IT CAN BE SAID, SIMPLY AND WITH THANKS, THAT IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC MOVIE'. 1 THE THREE MUSKETEERS A Small Woman With a Big Gun and a Bigger Cause. Joy Cocks lime Magazine OLIVER REED RAQUEL WELCH RICHARD CHAMDERLAIN · .^MICHAEL YORKo,DAmyx» FRANK FIN LAY- CHRISTOPHER LEE- GERALDINE CHAPLIN *KWSOl[S!i«, l .THE THREE MUSKETEERS .B.5IMON WARDAMFAYE DUNAV/AYo,»«, CHARUON HESTON CELEBRATE 4th OF JULY BOWEN'S RESTAURANT Located in Northwest Arkansas Plaza Serving from 11:00 a.m. till 8'00 p.m. BUFFET 16 SALADS RUMAKI BROASTED CHICKEN FRIED SHRIMP 10 VEGETABLES HAM FRUIT SAUCE FRIED FISH OPEN 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. Adults 2.95 Children Under 6--Free OZARK FROM THE SNOWY SLOPES TO THE JUNGLE GYMS! #4 N. COLLEGE 521-9440 442-4561 .He's a winner... he's a swinger... lie's DYNAMITE! (G) / M W W » * » TM \ DISNEY \~CdMEOY / ENDS THURSDAY JCHUB-BOOM-OUCH! It's fractured trees and-flying^kis... it's a SNOWBALL! Big Laughs Open 7:00 Feature Times Athlete-7:45 Snowball-?^ Don't Miss Our Sat. and Sun. Mat. at 2 p.m. STARTS FRIDAY: THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF S1NBAD" Open 7:00 Fet. 7:20 -D:20 Sunday Mat. 2 p.m I 521-1920 HELD OVER--4th WEEK Action -- Laughs -- Excitement DON'T MISS ALL THE FUN CASSIDYA^ HE SUNDANCE KID AREBACX!r\ noW^ \ 5^V Open 7 Fet. 7:10-9:15 Sunday Mat. 2p.m. ENDS THURSDAY THE 30's MEANS TROUBLE JACK NICHOLSON means tough . . . . in the Bogart tradition FAYE DUN AW AY means tender . . . . i n the Bacall tradition ROMAN POLANSKI means suspense,. ... in the "Rosemary's Baby" tradition. Together they mean "Chinatown" ,. . . .the most exciting film of the year. PG PAUL NEWMAN BEDFORD ROBERT

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