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10A · NorthwMt Arkansas TIMES, Sun., S4pt. 15, 1974 FAVKTTIVILI.1, ARKANSAS Andy Wants I Live Weekly I TV Program S NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy S Williams has this weird idea. $ He'd like to return to the grind S of a weekly variety show on 3 TV, probably do it in New $ York, do it live and not sing as y much as he did during his olc ·f~ series on NBC. .'"/',? The Iowa-born singer, lean .·'··and tanned at 43, discussed al S .this heresy while in Fun City to -: 'do an NBC special -- it aired i Sept. 7 -- which the network C; says is a pilot for a possible ·; midseason series. '·. Williams, who got into the * singing business at an earls I age with brothers Bob, Dick , and Don, had his own weekl; ; music show on NBC from 1962 to 1967, but since then has done the NBC specials route. Why go back to the grind? " old "Well," he grinned, "I think ~. it'd be interesting to do it anc .' I'd just like to try it. I don' ; think it'd be as hard as doing ·· the old series where I had tc ' rehearse all week." ; . Williams, still as casual anc " relaxed as a yawn, said tin !- series he has in mind wouldn' ; resemble his old show. For om ; thing, it wouldn't have a staf o! singers and dancers -- "we'c * hire 'em as we need 'em." : - It should be as up-to-the-min '·' ute as possible -- which is wh - he says he'd rather do it liv ." instead of taping it severa weeks in advance -- in . hot IIIIHIIHIIRIIHIJIIIIIIIUIDI Edited by Bill William* nnmtiNiiiiH^ HIGHLY ENGAGING TALE INNOCENCE OF THE GREAT HOLMES THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION By Nicholas Meyer. (Button $6.95) "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" is an entertaining ;our de force. Casting himself in the role of editor, author MISSION TO THIRD REICH .FURIOSO, by VoldemarLe s- ttenne (Warner -- $1.75) FURIOSO, by Voldemar Les- Frenchmen who, at the behest of Churchill and DcGaulle enter Germany during the Second World War on a secret mission--they must destroy pornographic copies of photographs of the Queen of England before the Third Reich can send them across the channel. This it is said would result in the breakdown of morale of the English and they'd never see their finest hour. The four are Castagne, a gentle giant, Belletois, a handsome youth,'Breval, scarred by acid and haunted 'by dispair anc Mauper a teenaged aristocral who swam the English Channel to join the Revanche commando song material, guest artists and unit, comedy. The three enter Berlin and RECORDING ACT before they finaly destroy the pornography separately and together have plenty of adventures. The adventure is fast and sly and even seriously amusing. It is often farcical, violent and includes a dash of sadism with a glob of Marx Brothers nuttiness crossed with the three stooges plus sex, sadism. A scene with Hitler chewing the jg is thrown V for good me'a- ure. ' --bww Nicholas Meyer presents the reader with a hitherto unpub- ished adventure of Sherlock iolmes as drawn from a recently discovered manuscript icnned by Holmes's great jriend, Dr. John H. Watson, The manuscript, found in a dusty British attic by Meyer's "uncle" and sent to him for editing and placing for publica- ,ion, details the wild escapades in which Holmes, Watson and -- believe it or not -- Dr. Sigmund Freud find themselves in Vienna in 1891. Arriving in that city, in hot pursuit of Holmes's archenemy, Prof. Moriarty -- whom they have tracked all the way from London by using a remarkable dog that can smell and follow the trail left by the vanilla extract Holmes ingeniously managed to get onto Moriarty's boots before t h e . professor escaped him -- the two end up at Freud's home. And it is there that Holmes learns, although the reader has known.all along, that the .whole chase was dreamed up by Watson anc Holmes's brother, Mycroft, in order to get the great detective to Freud who hopefully will cure him of his addiction to co caine. Holmes, of course; is not "I'd like to have the number * one recording act of the week ~ on and the comedy -- I don't .· mean standup comedy, old rou- ; tines -- should be about what's · happening in the newspapers ·, that week, or the day before or "- even the day of the show,'' he - said. :. "I think that if it works out ; the way I'd like it to, and if we: , had-the money to do it, I'd like ', -to cut away during the show to - different places. ·' . "I'd like it if the NBC News ~ ; department could possibly help " us. If, say, the Rolling Stones ; 'were on tour in Cleveland and ; 'if we got permission to shoot a - little of their concert, I'd like to -, get the NBC affiliate in there · with a hand-held camera for the show. .- "The whole idea of it is to T catch the things people are . talking about, and all of it ; should be new." * Doing the show live would be ; more of a hassle, he conceded, ; "but the immediacy of the " thing would be more important · t than the fact it might not be as « slick or smooth as it would be * on tape." Williams, who said he'd con; .tinue singing, but not as much r as he did on his former series. ·' said the new show "would be a * combination of shows. " "It should have the quality of : 'That Was the Week That Was,' : talking about things that are in ; the news, what's happening to- ·; day, and maybe a little bit like ·: the old Jackie Gleason show, in " :.that you do it in a big theater ' with a live audience." . : FAVORS NEW YORK ' Wiilams lives in Beverly : Hills, Calif., but said he'd prob- ; ably do the show here even .: though he used to think, "Why -- come to New York when you · can do it in Los Angeles.' ' "But since I've been here, ·· I've found there's an aliveness i to New York -- the theaters, j the music tours that start here j I'd rather be back in LA be 3 '.cause my kids and Claudine C f(his wife) are there. S "But like I say, I feel like a there's a vitality in New York that there isn't in IMS. Angeles TROUBLE FOLLOWS IAN WITHOUT A GUN by Ray Hogan (Doubleday Co. $4.95) Dow Slater thought he put iolence behind him w h e n e hung up his badge and guns fter an outbreak of senseless illing soured him on his life s a lawman. But trouble follows hi mfrom own to twon, and his ability to iand\e himself even without a ;un soon brings him to the ittention. of a hard talking 'flung woman whose ranch is in the brink of foreclosure. Almost against his will, Dow ound himself leading a cattle Irive on a dangerous short cul hrough outlaw territory in a desperate attempt to have the ranch. Before his mission has ended, a vicious chain of jealousy anc corruption takes the life o every man in his trail crew, as well as the money for the lerd. Slater alone and unar ned. with only his fists ant his wits to protect him, sets out to bring the killers to jus tice. This is a well writeen ,sus penseful and action filled nov el by the author of "Jackman's "The Life Death of Johnny Ringo." I think LA's back." a bit too laid they'd like one. Williams said commences the ; The singer, who held forth in - a suite that overlooked the ·7 summer greenery of Centra ' Park, said he didn't know whei ; or if he'd get word from NBC .- to crank up a midseason series ·1 The network has no music-va -· riety shows in its current line " up, aUhough NBC officials say whether h series parti, depends on whether the new o ; returning series in NBC's (a · lineup gets into ratings trouble * "And then you have to decid i whether you want to go in tha ' trouble spot," he said. "If it' ; up against "All, In the Family i His words trailed off and h · laughed. ·' "When I was just startin, · out, I was offered a couple c '- shows. The first show I was o! '.' fered was against 'Gunsmoke : I just said, 'I have a destruc ·; fion complex to a degree, but ; don't want to just go in and ge 1 wiped out.' ' "Same thing now. I think thi * show would be much better o ~ i weekend, and if they gav I- me, like, a Monday night spot ". I don't know whether I'd wan , to do it. And I don't care e: , ther. "I don't have to have thi ' show, but it'd be fun." Senate (ommitlee To Consider Wiretaps - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. Senate subcommittee headed by Sen. J o h n L McCIellan, D-Ark., will hold i hearing next month on the con gtitutionalily of proposed legis lation to regulate the use of na tional security wiretaps in gath ering foreign intelligence information. McCIellan said that every President since Franklin D. Roosevelt has asserted his constitutional power to use electronic surveillance for national security purposes without prior ·uthorizaiton by a court. ileased by this but grudgingly onsents to be cured if possible md it is while Freud is work ng with him that all are thru si nto a great adventure that in 'olves a most nefarious at empt to take over a munitions mpire and ends with delaying he start of World War I for. a number of years. In between there is a hair raising train chase in which Tolmes, stretching al I of his fa led with to the utmost, man ages to catch up with the flee ng villain and engage him in a duel with sabers atop one o ihe hurtlin gtrain coaches. And hen. . . We, Meyer has written a highy engaging story here an" t is heartily recommended ti both Holmes fanatics and thosi not so. --P Considers FO1 Low LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Cir cuit Court Judge Tom F. Digby took under advisement Friday a suit contending that the Uni versity of Arkansas Board o Trustees violated state law by barring a reporter from twi meetings of board committees. Th suit was filed Jan. 18 by the Arkansas Gazette, which said one of its reporters. Ginger S h i r a s. had been ousted from two meetings of the board's Student Affairs Committee last year. The suit contends the action by the board violated the Freedom of Information Law. LAUGHABLE READING TORO! TORO! TORO! B William Hjortsberg. (Simon I Schuster $5.95) . The dust jacket gives away. It shows a bull fighte waving his cape at a chargin rhinoceros. Which is what thi blackly funny novel is about -partially. For it is in the events an characters leading up to tha climactic scene that the reade is going to get his bigge: laughs, and there are a lot them. William Hjortsberg pul out all the stops in this novel his fourth book -- and by th time he has finished the read, has been taken on as rousing tour of crazy land as he cou hope. There's this Chinese scienlis Lucky Sam Wu, who figures 01 a way to plant electrodes in th head of a fighting bull so th its behavior can be controllei He also invents a robot bu that looks like the real thin but after it is "killed" by th torero it can be turned back o again and used in fights ov and over. Then there's tl American con men who com up with the rhino fight gir mick, and they almost mak the con. But that's where th demented mother of a dea matador comes in. She rais poisonous snakes in her garde There's also a cowardly mat dor, a super-brave matado and a girl matadod. Mix all these things and cha acters together and out com "Toro! Toro! Toro!" -- as fu ny a novel as one could hope come across for a little lig and laughable reading. AND EVIL SEVENTH ALL HALLOWS VE, By Ruby Jean Jensen Varner--$1.25) Ruby Jean Jensen of Rogers this, her second novel, ex- ores the world of devil cults id innocence. Luther Christian, a rich man mfined to a wheelchair, asks eah Chalmers to marry him. has a 10-year-old daughter amed Jodie and an 89-yearold randmother. ' ... He tells her that the marriage an end after Halloween and e will make her a big settle- ent. She decides to accept not lalizing that her daughter is be the bait that will break p a coven of devil worshipers. · Miss Jensen has created a ne mood piece and although tuch of the action is rather ,ow moving, there is still the felirig of tragedy and mystery. Aleah meets Luther's brother, arth, and is fascinated by im. He can do what Luther an not and appears, to be a ig happy-go-lucky man who as few cares in the world. Aleah's daughter decides that he likes her step-father and pends a lot of time with him. e. in turn develops a protec- ve feeling toward the viva- ious girl and she begins to call im Daddy. On an earlier Halloween ight, Luther had been drunk, nd when he sobered up, he ad found a little girl murdered his car. Shortly after that e was In a car wreck that eft him confined to the wheel- hair. He feels that the Seventh All Hallows Eve will end in tragedy oo unless he can somehow prevent it. Miss Jensen has written her econd Gothic tale and area eaders will find the story intri- iuing. She has also written The House That Samael Built" vhich was reviewed by the 'IMES. --bww OFFENSIVELY BRILLIANT ·Iris .AFTER CLAUDE, by Owens (Warner--$1.50) Iris Owens takes a look at he world of a woman who lives vith a man--unmarried--until ic throws her out. Harriet took up with Claude, a French television newsman during a cold February night Claude is a man who hates thiirgs and jeople American while living it up in America. Claude tells her that she will lave to move out because he s tired of her. She decides that she will stay and calls a locksmith to change the · locks. When Claude returns he is furious and calls the police who cheerfully batter the door down. After Claude she moves into a hotel which houses actors writers and odd balls. There she meets a.bunch of books and they accept her as one of them. "After Claude" is barbed, sour, spiked with mockery and offensively brilliant. Women's libbers may enjoy the book but unfortunately this reviewer found it debilitating. The author's view of her heroine is even less flattering than her view of Claude. Of course, some of her remarks taken in context, are amusing,but Harriet is not the kind of woman a man wants to get together with. She emerges as a harridan few people want to know because of her relationships with old friends and new found acquaintances. Perhaps the author is too direct. Perhaps that is what makes "After Claude" a disturbing book, and then maybe it is just that Irjs Owens is too truthful. bww The TIMES It On Top of The News Seven Days a Week! YOU ARE INVITED.. To attend the Formal Opening of MORTON COMPANY'S NEW OFFICES 440 North College · Fayetteville, Ark. 1:00-5:00 P.M. 7:00-9:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 17th ., ACATCHV IDEA! Look at it this way. Ideas, like footballs, aren't always the easiest things to get a handle on. Sometimes they get away from us. For instance. Using a Classified Ad to sell something, you no longer need, but which can be useful to someone else. Is not a new idea. Chances are you've used these little ads before and learned for yourself how well they work But the point Is, have you thought of Jhe idea lately? Why not get with it again and give us a call? Tell us the things you want to sell. We'll do the rest. And then in a couple of days, you'll learn all over again that using the Classified Ads occasionally really is a good, catchy ideal PHONE 442-6242 ask for classified Jlorttoest

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