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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Television Today By Jay Sharbutt -Profile- (Continued from Page 1.) Hudson Brothers Iowa Train Route Promised Very Serious Consideration The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Tues., August 20, 1974 NEW YORK (AI'> The Hudson Brothers ;ire riding iiigh now with their summer muiic-CGiiiCiiy sliOiv usi (JiiS. liut to hear Bill Jludson tell it, their climb from obscurity was more like riding the crest of a slump. Record deals collapsed, cred- itors' notes materialized, emp- ty stamactis rumbled and worst of all, Allen lilye, who now co-produces their show, didn't laugh when they audi- tioned for him. But the three brothers Bill, 2-1, Mark, 22, and Brett, 21 never were fazed. Bill says that's because they've al- ways found something to laugh about, usually them- selves. They liail from Portland, Ore., where they started their career in their early teens and also started slipping fast com- edy bits now a staple in their routine into their soft- rock music act. Alas, when they landed their first record contract in 19G8 and went on tour, the comedy caused problems, Bill says. The company thought they should stick to music, but the brothers couldn't help gag- ging it up. "We've always cracked each other up, but there were many times we didn't crack anyone else said Bill. "We'd say something and thought it was hilarious. "We'd kill ourselves laugh- ing on stage and we'd stop laughing and silence. We'd just look at each other like, 'Why did I do The Hudson comedy style on their Wednesday night show is a wild blend of sight gags, quick skits and fresh puns. Bill said it evolved in late 1908, when the brothers were doing night club work and suddenly found themselves in Miami, pursued by creditors and short of cash due to a business misunderstanding with their then-manager. lie said the brothers repaired to the basement of the Hud- son home in Portland, "and that's really when we started getting into skits, writing and performing them and working the whole act out." They went back on the road, but fiscal disaster followed thi-m One record company flew them from Ixis Angeles to New York to play at a bash it was putting on, but the bash was canceled for reasons un- known, he said. "Wo got around to looking at our plane tickets and they w e r e o n 1 y he laughed. "The company wouldn't fly us back. And we only had between us." Still unknowns, they grabbed whatever club dates they could find to work passage home. One club hired them for two weeks, but wouldn't pay in ad- vance. It did agree to advance them nno meal a night, though. ''We'd sleep all day so we wouldn't get hungry, then get up in time for dinner, play, come back, sleep, and do it Bill said, noting that (hey finally arrived home in Portland with total cash as- sets of 75 cents. Their big break came and went in early 1973 when they met pop music star Elton John, whom Hudson said liked their style and wanted to pro- duce an album recorded by them in England, a deal that fizzled. But prior to leaving for Eng- land, he said, they'd met Chris Bearde, producer of the old "Sonny and Cher" show, and auditioned for him. He made them do it again for his part- ner, Allan Blye. Although Blye eventually persuaded CBS to give the Hudson brothers a summer tryout. Bill Hudson recalled that their tryout before the producer left them feeling that fame and fortune were not imminent. ment plants to clean up rivers. ;ln 1973 he won legislative up-i jproval of a sweeping plan to puf jsharp restrictions on future' growth and rt-vrlopmnnt in tho'By [jorothy Williams Sta. Dick Clark wld C. liyrd (D-W. Bthu-t.i MU Adironuaeks. WASHINGTON A delcga-jJohn C. Culver, Iowa of a senate was caused to the in'c- Two Charged With Damage To Steakland In 1957 he, created the first i habilitate drug he fathered the dollar Urban lion seeking restoration of were among those link Chicago with Portland audition of the wanted routes by the! Loi Angeles Tuesday was depar In 1968 multi-billion- Development surod itorp., armed with Barnum ,hat; nary powers to bypass local j wiu receive ing and revitalize consideration." Wn0i subcommittee, that "every ifort will be made to el- feasibility study of rail portation routes through Iowa. .f.'fior and exterior of Steakland, First NK. during a Mon- according to a day morning police repcri. i Among those meeting with thet Supporting Statements addition j Still others, including Mayor Canney and Cedar ftapi'js, Wiiitam KH't chc r i i avpnnn MO However, he found: Television Listings 2-WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids 7-KWWL-TV, Waterloo 9-KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids 3-KTVO, Oltumwa 4-WHBF-TV, Rock Island 6-WOC-TY, Davenport 8-WKBT, La Crosse 10-KROGTV, Rochester 12-KIIN-TV, Iowa City 40-KDUB, Dubuquo Another World 8-Prlce Is Right World Hospital Game To Survive a Marriage Life To Live 3-One Life To Live Gatf, To Survive o Marriage Game Marriage To Survive a Marriage Life To Live 2-Tottletalcs Pyramid Pyramid 4-TattletaIes C-Tattletoles Pyramid '-Dr. -Room 2J2 -Star Trek -Movie -Mike Douglas -Jeonnle -Bewitched -Not for Wc.Tien Only -Floppy -Western Stars 8-Daniel Boone Bonanza 13-Merv Griffin a Hi West 2-Bewitched Valley Heroes Sesame Street '-Pioneers 7-Dragnet 4-Haiel Munuors '-Robin Hood 36 I-CDS News 7-NDC Newi V-A8C News J-ABC News H-NBC News lion when he took office and billion when he left. Even billion did not tell the whole story, since he created a succes- sion of semi-autonomous agen- cies and authorities with power to raise and spend money on their own. I Rockefeller began traveling j DETROIT around the country and testingiMotors is the waters shortly after his in- auguration in 1959, but decided William Schcrle experimental routes to be: j restored in 1575 in accordance ------------iwith the Amtrak Act which pro-j A A 11 ividcs for the initiation of not jr." AliOWing lless than one experimental1'" Q I f rou'c eacn iaie OT Barnum, noting the efforts RGCsivGcl mat'e "lis year in bc'ia'f tne MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) county jail under the super- its to sell 1975 cars as soon as they The move was made because GM has very low inventories of its 1974 cars, particularly the full- and medium-sized ears, a spokesman said. Sales could start as early as this week for a handful of deal- ers. Most dealers should have 1975 models for delivery by the end of the month, the spokes- man said. GM started production get them which could be a that then-Vice-president Nixon montn aheaci nf had the 1960 Republican presi-juicd introduction date, dential nomination locked up. He endorsed Nixon after the vice-president, agreed at a se- cret meeting in Rockefeller's Fifth avenue apartment, to a set of platform planks calling for increased defense spending and strong civil-rights laws. Strongest Bid In 1964 Rockefeller made his strongest bid for the presidency, losing out to Sen. Barry Gold- water of Arizona in a clash that was climaxed when. Goldwater supporters at the San Francisco convention shouted down Rocke- feller as he tried to speak in favor of a platform plank con- demning political extremism. In 1968 Rockefeller first gave his backing for the G.O.P. no- mination to then-Michigan Gov. George Romney, but belatedly entered the race himself after Romney faltered. Nixon won at the convention. In 1940 President Franklin Roosevelt named Rockefeller coordinator of inter American affairs in the state department. He had other government jobs from, time to time including a stint in the first days of the department of health, education and welfare, ithe establishment of which he recommended President Eisenhower. to (Continued from Page 1.) and practical and a perfectly sound approach." But Rep. Scherle (R-Iovva) said, "I have sympathy and compassion but I've got to re- serve that for the missing POWs and MIAs. My first con- sideration is for them. Once this is attained, we can think about those who deserted and dodged the draft and fled to a foreign country.. Formal Opinion Some members of congress said they expected Ford's an- nouncement lead o a revival of attempts to pass legislation offering a period of civilian ser- vice in exchange for amnesty. Others said they believe only the President can offer amnesty but that congress might be asked to express a formal opin- ion. Senators Taft (R-Ohio) and Pell (D-R.I.) have had condi- tional amnesty legislation pend- ing since 1971. The most recent form of their bill would grant amnesty to draft evaders willing to serve two years in either the armed services or in a civilian agency such as ACTION, VISTA, or the Veterans Administration. The bill offers no relief to deserters. 30 YEARS AGO Berlin in- dicated lhat a great battle for he Polish capital of Warsaw had begun. 1975s last week, with more plants going on the line this week and next. The arrival of new cars at the dealer's depends on when the plant building his line of cars begins production and on shipping time from the plant. The "official" introduction dates for the 1975s is Sept. 19 for Cadillac and Sept. 27 for the rest of the .GM line. Ford plans to put its 1975 models on sale Sept, 27 and Chrysler has scheduled an Oct. 1 date. 'American Motors' intro- duction date is Oct. 5. GM's cars will carry a 10 per- cent price hike, averaging near- ly a unit, that was an- nounced Aug. 9. At that time, Vice-president Mack Worden told dealers they would be authorized to sell the new icars as soon as they got them. The world's largest automak- er had huge inventories of 1974s this spring because of a sales slump that hit large cars par- ticularly hard. The firm made drastic pro- duction cuts which resulted in layoff of more than workers. More than half remain idle. T Qijjeago (Q General go to Angeles trains, said at the close of Tuesday morning's meeting, "We are going to givi very serious consideration to your application as, indeed, we did in our 1974 selection." Expense Factor Barnum pointed out that ex pense will be a major factor in the selection of a route to be re activated. He said he was wel aware of the excellent condition of 'he Union Pacific tracks upon which one of the trains woulc run between Omaha and Port land, of i He said availability of equip j 25 years of the now defunct Col-i vices and the juvenile was re-1 !iers magazine, died Sunday to his parents, a convalescent home. i Entrance to the restaurant 'was gained by prying open a! 20 YEARS AGO President'rear window to an attic and1 Russell D. Cole of Cornell through the ceiling. I ment also will figure in the 1975 selection, adding that Amtrak has a passenger car shortage. Barnum commented on the "very high return" of 96 percenl of the questionaires published in newspapers under sponsorship of the Western Assn. of Railroat Passengers to determine public support. Report Praised The undersecretary praised the report also made by Transaction Assn. of Chicago a1 the request of the Iowa Develop ment Commission and the West era Assn. of Railroad Passen gers in an attempt to show hov, well the restoration of service on the Chicago to Portland am Los Angeles routes would mee the criteria set forth by the department of transportation That report pointed out the wanted routes would serve the largest city in eight of the nim states crossed and in Iowa would serve the second larges city, Cedar Rapids, while being close to the state's largest city. Clark also made the point tha the route would serve the more heavily populated parts of the state. The senator added that he has been assured by Sen. Rob Over a pint of triple thick goodness a double delight. a shake plus a sundae serv- ed fresh from the freezer. For GOODNESS sake try a TAS- TEE-FREEZ Boston Shake. SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT TftSTEE mil Take the family That's where the good things are! tte 1 936 42nd St. N.E. CEDAR RAPIDS S. llth St. Grancf MARION COMPLETE DINNER Complete dinner 3 pieces of chicken j 'VJS Mashed potatoes and gravy Cole slaw 2 Hot biscuits and honey FR'ED CHICKEN MARION 835 Seventh Avenue CEDAR RAPIDS 201 First Ave. West legc asked the state to do some-j thing about improving the safe-] 20 YEARS AGO House and' ty of the 30-261 highway inter- senate conferees agreed on a section in Ml. Vcrron. compromise social security bill. we can't make you drive safely li's someliiing you have to want to do. but stop and think for a second. Every time you get be- hind the Wheel, lives are at stake. Yours, too. We insure them, but we'd rather save them. INSURANCE 701 MNB Phone 362-3030 During 1974 our Company reached its 100 million dollar mark in Real Estate sales since its founding in 1957 a period of 17 years. We estimate that we will reach our 200 million dollar mark in Real Estate sales in 1979 a period of only 5 (10 points for qUMlion aniwefcd cofracllr) 1 As required by law. Richard Nixon's letter of resignation sent to the a-Supreme Couri b-Secretary of State the House 2 Mr. Nixon's resignation made him (CHOOSE ONE: eligible, ineligible) for a annual lifetime presidential pen- sion. 3 Gerald Ford is the first man1 in U.S. history to beconle President through ap- pointment and not election. True or False? 4 In his speech to a joint session of Con-. gress, President Fcrd called fnr 4 re- activation of.. to help combat infia'ion. a-the Cost of Living Council h price and wage controls c-an income surtax 5 According to predictions, the U.S. crop will be 12 per cent lower than last year due to a drought in the Midwest. acorn b-wheat c-rice THE WEEKLY QUIZ IS PART OF THIS NEWSPAPER'S SCHOOL PROGRAM (10 poInU If you iniwir thlt qutttlon corrtctly) An athletic chief executive, President Ford enjoys swim- ming, skiing anri golf. He performed well enough as a col- legate sportsman !o receive offers to p'ay professional (10 pointg IF you can identify thlt psnon in PIWI) As Speaker of the Hou-se of Representatives, I'm in line to succeed Prevdent Fard un'.it .1 new Vice President r-> iv.'Om in. V.'hoam I' matchwords (4 pointi far correct milch) 1.....mettle belter 2.....meliorate b courage, spirit 3.....medtllrt c-made up of parties 4.....bipartisan d-morally offensive fere (2 points for each qiHttion aniwtrtd correctly) 1 players, involved in a labor dispute with owners, agreed to suspend their 41-day strike. a-N.itional Football League h-v.'nrld Football League c World Team Tennis 4 Intrppid namf of (CHOOSE ONE: the winning horse n tne 1974 Preakness, the defending America's 5 Thfl only in basenall history to have won the Most V.jijsblrt Player award in both major leagues is i (CHOOSE ONE: Ftobinson, Frank ftm'ly riiiCiiiilon (no icort) (I.) you think future luslotian; will rale the Adininislralion' YOUR SCOHE; 91 la 100 point! TOP 5CORIIII lo M polnli 71 to 80 polnti Good. to 70 potoli File, 819-74 VCC, Int., Martlion, Wliconiln ___________ _ ANSWERS ON RBVEK8H
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