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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Kapids (Jazelte: -I. Twain Would Have Liked TV By IHck West WASHINGTON (DPI) _ Wo are now dt'i'i) enough inlii Ihe new television season In con- firm thiiC some of Hie biggest hits arc spinnffs from other shows. If yon don't know what a spinuff is. try to imagine1 Mark Twain as a TV writer anil producer. Twain sells t'BS on a series called "All in the It's the heart-warming story cif a small town hoy. Tom Sawyer, growing up along the Missis- sippi. Iluek Star The show IK such a smash that even it secondary character, Muck Finn, hecnmes a big star. Finn na- turally is nn longer content to play second banana in "All in the So he goes to NBC and gets his own series. Called Dick West "Huckleberry it is a sociological drama about a small town boy with a n'er-do- well, drunken father. The ncxl season ABC comes up with "Surrogate the star of which is Tom Sawyer's Aunt Polly. A situa- tion comedy, it relates the experiences of a spinster who is rearing her late sislcr's son, CBS promptly counters wilh "Half a melodrama in which the principal character is Injun Joe, who plays the villain in "All in the Radlcalization A reflection of the plight of American Indians today, "Half Breed" recounts the of a sensitive young man of mixed parentage who becomes disillusioned and embitlered by the double dealings of the while man's world. Allhough "Half Breed" Is more of a critical than a com- mercial success, NBC does not like to sec another network get all the credit for producing heavy stuff. So it brings out In this series the focus is on Tom Sawyer's half-brother Sidney, a minor character in "All in the A psychological drama with homosexual overtones it explores the impact of sibling rivalry and peer group pres- sure on male adolescence. Spinoff's Spinoff ABC, not wishing In he left out. offers a dramatic series called A spinoff from a .spinoff, il dwells on Ihe struggles of Huckleberry's father to conquer alcoholism. That, of course, prompts CBS lo spin off another spinoff. This one, "Strange boldly tackles the racial theme, picking up Hie life of Jim, a runaway slave In after he escapes bondage. By this time Mark Twain is a millionaire several times over and leads a life of leisure. But NBC coaxes him out of re- tirement for one final spinoff. The result is "River the hilarious es- capades of Hie Duke and the Dauphin, two lovable con ar- lisls firsl introduced in "Strange BUILD fl HEW HOME ON YOUR LOT ANY PLAN-ANY SIZE ANY Smi-ANY DESIGN ANYWHERE WE Witt BUILD ANV PLAN OUT OP OUR CATALOG OR ANY I'LAN OP YOUR OWN FREE ESTIMATES CNHirUUY FURNISHED .10 DAY DELIVtRY OUARANTEtO PRICf MIOHfMOIIAIITY Hilt COLOR CATALOO tlll-Owiiftn tut TY BINNITT, BUILDER U.K. IIY, IOWA PH. 848-4268 U.S. HOMES SIM 2ND AVE. DCS MOINES. Your United Way At Work 'Spirit' Makes Economic Summit Important '1 am Gladys liedmond. II was three days before Christmas when 1 hit rock bottom gas lurned off two children with no shoos to wear one sirk. no money, hus- band without a job. "A CACAP worker came lo Ihe rescue. Within hours our immediate needs were taken care of. Hut what happened aft- er had more far reaching results. "Through whole-hearted encouragement of my I1ACAP outreach friend. I was given the opportunity to finish high school and get job readiness through Operation Mainstream training. After completion of training, 1 was offered a job with I1ACAP. It was then that I began lo believe that success could be mine loo. "Two years later I am a full fledged IIACAP neighbor- hood worker, happily involved with people. Hopefully. I can motivate someone as 1 was motivated." This kind of help [nr people is available because of your United Way. Thanks In you it's working. (This story is real, however to maintain confidentiality, a fictitious name has been liy Sylvlu Porter NKVV YOHK What does the Summit the historic bipartisan conference of a cross-section of the Mil- lion's top leaders called by President Ford to suggest solutions to today's murderous inflation mean to yon? Honesty demands that this report begin with three tilings of deepest bread-and-butter importance which It does not mean to you. It does not mean Hint your cost-of-llving squeeze will ease in the months ahead any mure than it would have eased had there been no summit. It well may be that by year-end our annual rate of inflation will have dropped below loday's devastating double-digit level. Hul if so, lhat would have oc- curred anyway. For what is to happen to retail prices already lias happened to farm and wholesale prices. If you were dreaming that the summit could work a "quick you were dreaming an impossible dream. II didn't. It couldn't. II does not mean that the peak of unemployment for this recession has bfcn reached. Joblessness cannot help but continue to climb as long as our economy remains so slug- gish if for no other reason than (he fact lhat business is not expanding enough to create the jobs lo absorb new workers entering our work force. in fact, estimates of a jobless rate In tin1 polltically-soclally explosive (i lo 7 porconl range were widely (if not publicly) discussed ai Ihe Washington Sylvia Porter By Oswald James .laroby The man who sits around doing nothing is very unlikely to fall flat on his back, but he is even less likely to gel anywhere. Those Bust players who sat hack and failed to stick In a one spade ovorcall on board 112 of the Olympiad game found this out. Invariably, West would open a club agalnsl Smith's three notrump. The jack would be played from dummy. After it held the trick South would lead dummy's jack of diamonds and let it ride. West would be in with his king. If he meekly made the safe loud of the queen of clubs, South would romp home with the rest of the tricks for a top score. If die got brilliant and led a spade Hast could lake two spade tricks to hold South lo four notrump which would still be a mighty NOHTH .1 lllli V K I) .1 8 .12 .1 il 5 :i WKST II 7 4 3 2 4 SOUTH III) KAST A K 5 3 a f ID :i n 5 4 107 4 A il li 5 3 4> A K N'nrth-Soulh vulnerable West North Easl South 14 Pass IV Pass 2 N'.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass ass Opening The bidding lias been: -1 West North East South Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 4 N'.T. Pass 5V Pass 5 N'.T. Pass fir Pass on, .Suulh, Iliiltl. K 84 3 VA 2 Q87 Whoi do you do mm-'' A seven nolrunip. Bar- ring a very had break you fan count 13 tricks at notrunip. TODAY'S OUIiSTtON Instead of bidding six homls your partner has bid six dia- monds lo show one king. What do vou do now'.' good .score for Nnrlh and South. When Kast sticks in a spade overcall, north and South are dead. The best any of them can hope for is to play a diamond part score for plus 130. If they do wander in lo three notnimp, il will be no problem at all for Ihe defense lo find a way lo cidlecl four spade tricks, one diamond trick and a whole bag full of match points. Imports Goats For Sacrifices KATMANDU, Nepal (UP1) Nepal will import mountain goats and sheep from Tibet next month to be used for sacrifices during the Hindu Festival of Desain. The animals will lie offered lo the goddess Durga Bhawani lo keep her in good humor. For Ihe past few years, Tibet has been exporting the animals to Nepal during the Hindu fes- tival when demand outstrips supply. It does mil mean that money again will become a cinch lo get and cheap loo Credit is becoming n hi! easier and a lilt cheaper for big borrowers (but not yel for small borrowers or for home buyers) but Ihe vital point is that Ihe federal reserve board hail begun lo moderate a brutal crunch on credit weeks before Die summit. Then doesn't the summit mean anything? Yes, plenty. Most significant is a mean- ing you can only "feel" a "spirit" you can'l wrap inlo a package and weigh on a scale. For (he first time, we as a country are facing the bitter truth that there are no simple or painless ways out of the economic nightmare into which we drifted during the final years of the Nixon ad- ministration's do-nothing policy. This recognition of the dimensions of our dilemmas has, in turn, led lo broad agreement thai the lime for words has passed, the time for action and attack has come. Ford dramatized this "spirit" with his plea for the best ad- vice from all sides and his pledge lhat this is a war "which will not end until it is won." Specifically, here are good guesses of what's ahead: The federal budget will be cut by some billions perhaps lo the %'.W billion-or-below lar- gel. Ford has said, but Ihe precise lotal is nol the crucial point at all. The crucial point is that this demonstration of "fiscal res- Irainl" will give the federal reserve the grounds for further modification of monetary res- traint thereby permitting interest rates to decline from loday's extremely dangerous levels. This is what federal reserve board Arthur Burns is waiting for help from a curb on budget spending. Any real decline in interest rales will strengthen the economy, restimulate the ravaged housing market, buoy stock prices. A solid energy conservation program is in the making. We are lo return to energy-saving measures, lo seek aggressively for new sources of fuel, lo move as fast as we can toward untangling ourselves from dependence on the Arabs. There will be special slops to lighten the burden of inflation on the poor via lax relief for low-income groups and programs under which the government will he an employer of "last resort" for workers who can't find jobs el- sewhere. There also will be special sleps lo assist the horribly depressed housing industry. A wage-price policy board, with more "teeth" than has been indicated until now. will come into being. And a major drive is begin- ning to involve America's con- sumers you and me in direct actions to fighl inflation. This involvement, if it works as it should and it can. will recall World war ll's voluntary consumer programs at Iheir best. Disagreement nn appro- priate anti-inflation policies? Sure there was. As Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn.) remarked, that's the nalure of the democratic process. Lots of talk? Sure there was. That's how ideas are born. But as I sal there at the summit hour after hour, lis- tening, thinking, writing, I carne lo Ihe heartening conclusion thai we have made a commitment lo fighl at last. We will now involve all Americans in the battle at last. Now I believe we are in- deed hilling bottom. Pot Derivative May Help Terminal Cancer DENTON, Texas (AP) A chemical derivative o[ marijuana may help terminal cancer patients endure their final days by alleviating much of the pain and anxiely, a North Texas State university researcher says. Dr. Joel Butler, chairman of Ihe psychology department, told newsmen ihe finding is the result of a of study with Dr. William Kegelson of Vir- ginia Commonwealth univer- sity, a cancer specialist. Butler said the study showed marijuana works like an anil- depressant and patients got less morbid after taking the drug, Delta 11-TIIC. He said the study also showed that "emotional in- stability in the patients decreased while being treated with the drug." Butler said Hie study began with W) advanced cancer in-pa- tients and was followed ill) with 200 out-patients. "Treating cancer palients with Ihe usual anti-depressants is of minimal Butler said. "These agents are frequently counter productive in that they produce disas- sociation and hallucinations. "Those patients are depressed for good reasons. And if marijuana is found lo be an anli-depressanl, 11 would be. of assistance lo them." Butler said the study also found that the drug was helpful in relieving pain and fighting appetite loss in cancer pa- tients. He said a group of eight out- patients was given pills wilh no medicinal purposes and a similar group got capsules containing Delta 9-TIIC. The firsl eight continued to lose 20 to. ISO pounds per week as a group, Butler said. The group thai look Ihe drug gained three pounds during the testing period. "Marijuana is supposed lo stimulate appetite, and if ter- minal cancer patients are los- ing appetite and weight, perhaps it could lie used lo keep them ill a strong condi- iie said. 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