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DETROIT FREE PRESSWEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 1D78 1 9B Campaign downfallin g and h ellraism, Names People Play. . . Democratic candidate for governor William Fitzgerald's misleading radio spots on PBB, now off the air, could be the young politician's downfall, and that's too bad because he probably had little to do with them . . . One political onlooker makes the astute observation that Republican Sen. Bob Griffin wouldn't have to be "raisin' hell" campaigning at home if he'd spend more time "raisin' a little hell on the Senate floor." Will we ever forget that No. 19 belonged to the Los Angeles Dodgers' late coach, Jim Gilliam? It's indelibly burned in my mind and on my heart. . . Mark Fidrych and the Detroit Tiger fans sure started something with that taking a bow from in front of the dugout after a great performance in pro baseball, didn't they? . . . How come pitchers such as Jim Palmer, Tom Seaver and Don Drysdale seem to be able to explain baseball better than anyone? . . .Some insiders think Michigan sophomore star Mike McGee may become the best outside shooter in basketball this season and Michigan State's Earvin (Magic) Johnson will be the nation's top player, including the NBA. There are at least four upcoming TV specials on NBC-TV I know I'll watch two comedy hours by Steve Martin and two variety hours with Chevy Chase . . . Since Jim Garner and Mariette Hartley have been doing their wonderful little give-and-take, they've helped sell $2 million worth of Polaroid One-Stops. Wouldn't you love to see them in a a good sit-com? .. firriN Bob ym Talbert At first I wasn't sure what to make of Channel 7's newest innovation, the bearded-and-jeaned Henry Birdseye III, but after a few essays that have a wry, high humor, he grows on you. Another reason WXYZ-TV stays in front. WNIC's morning man, Dick Shafran, is another who can't wait for Steve Martin's "Wild and Crazy Guy" album to come out and notes that Glenn Frey and the Eagles' next album will be titled "Straight Ahead American Rock 'n' Roll" . . . That celeb fashion "Happening for Judge Sue Borman" at Mary-grove College Oct. 27 will have quite a roll call of models including Leon Spinks, Dave Bing, Deputy Police Chief Jim Bannon (maybe Detroit's sharpest dresser), Lem Barney (another fashion plate), Wayne County Prosecutor Bill Cahalan and Wayne Sheriff Bill Lucas. "I wish we were modeling Bermuda shorts," says Cahalan, who claims he possesses the best looking pair of male legs in town. If you are in New York between now and Nov. 11, please catch "A Woman Now" at The Play Factor. It's Detroit's Dorothea Joyce's concert show that has New York entertain ment circles a'buzz. Big, big talent . . . And Birmingham's Town Hall series starts off Thursday with big talent ABC-TV's Howard K. Smith, delivering the 1 1 a.m. lecture at the Birmingham Theatre. For ticket info, call 644-1544. . .Andoneof music's weirdest and most wonderful talents today, Tom Waits, appears in concert at the University of Michigan with Leon Redbone next Tuesday. Title of Waits' new single, for example, is: "Conversa-, tions in a Car Between Two Suspects After Having Knocked Over Yonker's Race Track With Three-and-a-Half Million Dollars, Riding in a '62 Nova Headed in the Direction of East St. Louis." Waits, by the way, does the soundtrack on Sylvester Stallone's upcoming "Paradise Alley," set for a pre-Thanksgiving release. I'm told they could fill this column with the local names who have been and will be traipsing in and out of the very sharp new Applegate Shopping Square in Southfield on Northwestern at Inkster. Northwestern Highway from Oscar's disco to Dunham's sporting goods has become a name-dropper's paradise. . . Rosemary Clooney got the new Bounty towel spokesperson role over such people as Sandy Duncan and Suzanne Pleshette, and I'll betcha her commercials will revive her old hit, "Come on-a My House," one of my all-time favorites and a very, very innovative arrangement for its time. Wed n esday moa n in9. . . . . . If Broadway music is your thing, then take in the Orchard Lake Music Series' "Broadway Melodies '78," Friday through Saturday at the Orchard Lake Community Church (5171 Commerce Road on the lake shore). Some excellent talent out there. . . . Best we brace ourselves for a rash of Polish pope jokes. . . . Congress passed so many bills in that whirlwind finish it'll take us months to figure out how they will affect us now and in the future. . . . Regardless of age or musical back ground, Dixieland always makes your feet keep time, and jazz in general will give your hands a workout, too. . . . Young people today, by the way, are taking to jazz the way we did in the early '50s our music because rock now belongs to the world, and disco isn t intellectual enough. . . . Did you realize Pittsburgh Steeler Terry Bradshaw wears a toupe? Wonder if he keeps it on while playing? . . . Talk in movie circles is that the Tom Skerritt-starrer, "The Alien," could be the ultimate science-fiction horror film. . . . Remember when every small town home had a copy of "Grit" lying around? . . .Now that H.J. Heinz Co. has purchased Weight Watchers, will catsup become legal? . . . Public relation ghost-writers of speeches and ad agencies can sure get a politi cian in a peck of trouble, can t they? ... Is there anything that fills up a home with a better smell than a pot roast cooking for hours.'' Hp? " - - - A -s Sydney HlUlS Mz Smith Gene will go' Dutch for Diana's new movie "THE TRUEST SAYINGS are paradoxical," said Lao-tse. Recently, I wrote about how Motown is readying a dynamite new film for its superstar Diana Ross. It is "Tough Customers," a 1920s scenario about a black woman running a numbers racket in Harlem and her involvement with the gangster Dutch Schultz. There was word the whole thing would be junked if they couldn't get Jimmy Caan to play the mobster. Well, they couldn't get him he wanted too much money. But "Tough Customers" will be filmed, and Diana's leading man will be that really marvelous actor Gene Hackman. Sounds even better to me. RADIO CITY that great palace of art deco came into its own when Diana Ross playing to a packed house for the kickoff of her week's engagement. I hope she will take this incredible sound-and-light-and-lovely Diana show to the rest of the United States. It's a dazzler. Diana makes her first entrance in a Bob Mackie explosion of white fur and silver-sequined body suit. Mackie shows his campy sensibility in all the costumes for the dancers from white zoot suits to pale pink T-shirts with glitter on the front. Later at a marvelous party hosted by designer Diane von Furstenberg and her steady guy, movie mogul Barry Diller, Diana was heartily embraced by Sidney Lumet, who had just directed her in "The Wiz," another triumph upcoming for them both. DETROIT RULES: In round one of the law case against Henry Ford II brought by attorney Roy Cohn, Ford is the winner. A judge has already ruled that the plaintiffs, represented by Roy, must pay all the costs of the trial, which come close to $250,000 . . . Christina Onassis and her Russian mister have already moved into a much larger and grander apartment in Moscow. Yes, they took his mother along, too. byGairyTrudeau PAY6. BEFORE MR. BEGIN DEPARTS FOR HOME, HE GRANTS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 10 ABC NEWS. HE 15 ASKED IF HE HAS ANY PLANS FOR ' TAKIN6 A VACATION.. 3 -" ABSOLUTELY NOT! AS I TOLD NBC YESTERDAY, THE S1W66LE FOR. US NEVER ENDS. THE. JEWISH PEOPLE MUST NEVER LET DOWN THEIR. GUARD AGAINST THE ENEMY! '3 ii nr ME HA VE SUFFERED FOR TOO LONG, HIE HAVE ENDURED PERSECUTION, HORRIBLE WARS, AND THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION FOR OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS, 8E6INHIN6 WITH. . ID ABC NEWS WITHDREW THE QUESTION. BACK AFTER THIS.. M fHvwftjjuiai. wyin urn., !, ? ' I, 4 ' 1 2t '. , Diana Ross: exander. like Al- BY ASHLEIGH !fc TT1W T A V MM IF I'M NOT HOME ACCEPTING WHAT I CAN'T CHANGE, I'M PROBABLY OUT CHANGING WHAT I CAN'T ACCEPT liirinA,., ,. 'n;lf."'i .v it n ill y son the underachiever WHEN MY SON entered the first grade, his teacher asked to see me. She said, "He verbalizes during class, periodically engages in excursions up and down the aisles and in general is immature." "Are you trying to tell me he's goofing off?" I asked. "I wouldn't have put it in quite that way," she said. WHEN HE WAS in the third grade, a teacher at Open House told me he "did not work to capacity and was definitely an underachiever." In the fourth grade, he was still goofing off but he was described as "lacking in basic skills as he was not working at his level of competency." In the sixth grade, I had a long talk with his teacher who said, "Your son has potential, but he is incapable of any viable feedback. You tell me. What are we going to do with a child who does not relate to social interaction?" (I don't a Erma know what she did, but I ran home and got out my dictionary.) In the eighth grade, my husband answered the phone one night. When he hung up, he turned around and said numbly, "Bruce is not motivated by curriculum innovation. They don't want him to stagnate in a lockstep system and they're trying to stimulate his awareness. What does all that mean?" "It means they're trying to stop him from goofing off." Bruce was in his sophomore year when he was diagnosed as having problems modifying his behavior. They de cided to put him in a modular-flexible schedule. At the beginning of hhis senior year a few weeks aago, Bruce's adviser summoned me to her office and said, "Well, we're at that time where we have to consider the conundrum (she laughed nervously). It's hard to say where the burden for the lack of motivation and apathy lies, but before Bruce's achievement levels polarize, I thought we ought to have a little talk. "This year will hopefully open up options for Bruce so he can realize his potential and aim for some tangible goals." I LEANED OVER to the secretary on my way out, "Do you speak English? (She nodded.) What was she talking about?" "Bruce is goofing off," she said flatly. I don't know if education is helping Bruce or not, but it's certainly improving my vocabulary. He treated sprained ankle himself DEAR DR. SOLOMON: My husband got into a lot of trouble recently by trying to treat a sprained ankle himself and only going to a doctor a week later. I think you would be doing your readers a big service by warning them about this. Frances. DEAR FRANCES: Unfortunately, what your husband did is all too common. Many people seem to think of a sprained ankle as something not too serious that will take care of itself with an Ace bandage and a little rest. But, in fact, a sprained ankle is very often a serious injury. Orthopedists think of it as worse than a fracture, as a general rule. And if the ankle does not lei Solenieii, Ml heal properly something that takes time, as torn ligaments mend slowly you are likely to sprain the ankle all over again before long, with even more serious results. If the sprain seems to be really very slight, and if you walk it off in five minutes or so, you may be able to skip seeing a doctor. Of course, you should not try walking at all if the injury seems serious. You should stay off that foot until it has been examined. The great majority of sprained ankles require medical care. This is particularly important if you hear something snap or feel a tear when the injury occurs. This could mean that there is a badly torn ligament. Or it might indicate a fracture. There are two main kinds of ankle sprains. Most of them are inversion sprains those that happen when you turn your foot in. The eversion sprain occurs when you turn your foot out. In a first-degree or mild strain there is swelling and pain but no actual tear of a ligament. A second-degree or moderate sprain involves some incomplete tearing of the supporting ligaments. Finally, with a third-degree or severe sprain one or more ligaments are com pletely torn. All three categories require prompt medical attention. DEAR DR. SOLOMON: Who should get the injectable polio vaccine? Mrs. N.A. DEAR MRS. N.A.: 1 People who should not get the oral polio vaccine and who need polio vaccination. 2 Unprotected adults traveling to a place where polio is common and who have time (2 months) for a full series. 3 People for whom oral polio vaccine is recommended but who still prefer the injectable vaccine. The worst choice for these people would be to remain unvaccinated. Roy Scheider's soft shoe has the last laugh SOFT SHOE SCHEIDER: A lot of film smarties snickered when the news got out that Roy Scheider was going to play the lead in "All That Jazz," which is about a dancer. Can the police chief from "Jaws" do a brush step? Well, it turns out Scheider is extraordinary. My spies who have caught some of the scenes say he is as graceful and agile as a gazelle. Q We enjoy watching the old "Perry Mason" reruns. Could you possibly tell us what has happened to the actors who played Paul Drake, Delia Street and Hamilton Burger, the district attorney? A William Hopper, who played Paul Drake, and, incidentally, was Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper's son, died in 1970. William Talman, the forever frustrated district attorney, Hamilton Burger, died in 1968. Barbara Hale, or Delia Street as "Perry Mason" viewers knew her, appeared early this year (with her son William Katt) in a film titled "Big Wednesday." She also does TV commercials. Raymond Burr, of course, who did very well as "Ironside," but not so well in "Kingston: Confidential." has just finished a pilot film for CBS titled "The Jordan Chance." Emm Jfttosss Sloan people s FRETFUL FIFTY: Roddy McDowall, who starred in the Planet of the Apes films, decided to give himself a cheer-up 50th birthday party and invite 49 of his closest friends. As the big day drew closer the ever-boyish Roddy got more depressed and edgy. At the last minute he canceled the party and mysteriously flew off to Malta. Q Did Christopher Jones, who played in the film "Ryan's Daughter," have a nervous breakdown? And does he have a daughter wit h ex-wife Susan Strasberg? A The answer is yes to both questions. Jones is out of the hospital now and is planning a comeback in his movie career. He and Susan had a daughter, Jennifer, now 12, and he sees her often. J nc I 31 Elizabeth Taylor's daughter signs up; Raymond Burr's secretary still acting. Q Am I correct that none of Liz Taylor's children have shown an inclination to follow in their mother's footsteps and take up acting? A Not quite. Liz' daughter, Liza Todd, who was studying art, has been nipped by the bug maybe because she's living in Los Angeles. At least she's taken the first step and gotten herself an agent. Q How legitimate are all those sweepstakes drawings? I suspect the ones that say "no purchase required." Are they really fair and impartial to entries when there are no purchases? A Several years ago some of the large, organizers of sweepstakes were suspected of less than fair dealings with their millions of entrants. They were subsequently investigated by Congress, and laws were passed on the federal level as well as in some states to assure that sweepstakes would be run legally. If you have reason to doubt that you received fair treatment from an organization's sweepstakes, contact both your congressman and the Better Business Bureau. Robin Adams Sloan welcomes questions from readers. While Sloan cannot provide individual answers, questions of general interest will be used in the column. Write to Robin Adams Sloan, care of the Free Press. Dark forces at work in the name of freedom ONE REASON that most Americans breathed a sigh of relief at the "peace framework" negotiated at Camp David last month is our overwhelming ignorance and confusion about the whole Middle East. We know less about that part of the world than we did about Vietnam. Beyond the fact that the Israelis and the Arabs have been locked in contention for 30 years, the whole area is a blur to 99 percent of us. NOTHING IS MORE confounding than to read a story out of Beirut, telling about the Christians in Lebanon attacking the Moslems in Syria, or vice versa, while the Israelis seem to be supporting the Christians, and the Marxists the Moslems. Meanwhile, the Palestinians are quarreling among them selves. Most of us don't know Jordan from Lebanon or Iran from Iraq. We don't know whether all Moslems are Arabs, or all Arabs are Moslems, or which countries are Christian or divided in religious loyalties. We cannot distinguish good guys from bad guys by their labels. Most of them seem half-crazed, living with one foot In the traditional past and another in the Marxian future. We don't know whom Russia is supporting this week, where China has placed her chips, or how the forces of revolution and reaction align with religious blocs. If, in the future, we are pushed, or dragged, or conned, Into taking military action in the Middle East, it will be the greatest travesty since we became embroiled in a Balkan escapade that culminated in World War I 60 years ago. WE DIDN'T KNOW THEN why we entered World War I and we don't even know now. Historians have called it the most pointless and purposeless war in the Western world and it was a war that brought us Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini in its poisonous wake. It is fatuous sentimentality to believe that a so-called democracy such as ours goes to war any more intelligently or rationally than does a dictatorship, a monarchy, or a theocracy. We go to war when our current leaders think we should, for motives of their own power or prestige or paranoia which were the three main driving forces in the Vietnam debacle. Our relief at even a provisional peace agreement between Egypt and Israel may well be premature, because deep and dark forces will be at work to sabotage any detente. Extremists by definition are always dissatisfied with any compromise that fails to give them all they want and seem to deserve; and there are more extremists, of all shades, in this latter part of the 20th Century than we have ever seen before. And all of them, of course, are doing their thine In the j name of freedom. 7 I. Joyce otners Is guilt keeping mc from having a baby: DEAR DR. BROTHERS: When I was 17 1 had a baby out of wedlock which was immediately put out for adoption. Four years later I married a fine and gentle man who has provided me with all the love and attention anyone could ask for. We have had a good life for the past six years. The only problem has been our inability to have a child, something we both earnestly desire. I have never told my husband about the child I had and there are times when the guilt of the past makes our childless state almost unbearable for me. I have read that ooften couples too anxious for a child can have trouble conceiiving. Can this be true or is the secret of my guilt inhibiting me from giving my husband the child he wants? ILL. DEAR H.L.: You alone know how your husband might react to such a confession, but in most cases it's best for the past to remain past. There can be many reasons why you are unable to conceive a child. Foremost is the possibility that one or the other of you has some physical dysfunction that may be preventing your pregnancy. You both should see a doctor to check this out. There could be psychological drawbacks as well. I doubt that guilt feelings are holding you back. Very often couples who have tried for years to have a child turn to adoption only to find that shortly thereafter the wife becomes pregnant. Guindon " 10 "6 IHI 1 T.m,, If you enjoyed Annie Hall, wait until you see the film Myron Feldstein is planning about he and his girl friend, Candy Horst Meyer.

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