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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa lrt The Cedar lluplds Gazette: Wed., Novriaber U7, Television Today By Jay Sharbutt 'Annie, Hoods' Not So Good NEW YORK (AP) Even though Thanksgiving isn't until Thursday, ABC-TV is giving us a turkey anyway, Wednes- day. They're calling it "Annie and the Hoods" and claiming it is a music and "comedy show. It stars Anne Bancroft, the gifted actress whose first TV variety special won an Emmy award four years ago. This one starts with some male dancers dancing. They are dressed like hoods. But the hoods to which the show's title refers aren't mobsters. They are skits with such titles as Womanhood, the Other Womanhood, Likeli- hood, Bachelorhood, Adult- hood and Motherhood. Each skit features a famous male Jack Benny, Gene Wilder, Tony Curtis, Alan Alda, David Merrick (he pro- duced "The Great Robert Merrill, Carl Reiner and Miss Bancroft's husband, Mel Brooks. Most of the skits are the very sophisticated kind you used to see in Fun City's in- timate boites. A boite is a joint where, if you pop a but- ton, a water hurls a tablecloth on it and seats a party of six. A good example of this humor, is to be found in' the show's opening Bachelorhood skit in which B., and Merrill arrive at this pad after a night on the town. She ob- viously appears ready to fool around. He .pours a snifter of brandy, puts a record on and sidles over. She turns her head up, prepared to kiss. He starts singing, "Strangers in Ihe She gets annoyed. A high note by Merrill shat- ters the snifter. Finally, the song ends. They kiss. "Do you know 'Some En- chanted she 'breathes. It is the sigh point of the evening. The rest save for a reading of an Ogden' Nash poem with Alda and a song to a baby who keeps staring at the camera will cause only snores or channel changes. I had a faint hope for a skit in which Carl Reiner, a bril- liant comic actor and writer, played a BBC man interview- ing a gaudy New York strip- per who is in London to marry Prince Charles. The stripper, played by Miss Bancroft with the help of chewing gum, was named Bambi Levine. My hope grew fainter at that. It died al- together when she said and I quote: "I want to be remembered as the queen who brought soft toilet paper to your country." Brooks, who among other things gave the world the zany "Blazing did none of the writing for this show. I wish he had, if only to introduce the element of laughter. The scrivc'ning villains here are Gary Belkin, Bob Randall, Bob Ellison, Judith Viorsf, Thomas Meehan, Kenny Solms, Martin Charnin and Gail Parent, the last an ex- cellent comedy writer whose work often appears in "The Carol Burnett" show. How she wound up in this caper is one of life's major mysteries. How "Annie and the Hoods" even got on the air is another. It should be put in a boile and the door sealed shut. Man Listed Fair after C.R. Crash Richard J. Johnson, of 193 Johnson avenue JMW, was in fai condition at St. Luke's hospita Wednesday injuries suf fered Tuesday in a car-truck at cident. Johnson suffered laceration :o his head, ribs and back whei ils car and a (ruck driven b. Robert J. Frondle, 36, Amana collided at the intersection Villiams boulevard and Edge vood road SW. Police charged Johnson will lisobeying a traffic signal lohnson was driving south on Edgewood road when his cai allegedly struck Frondle's ruck, which was castbound on tVilliams boulevard. Teacher Group Endorses C.R. School Issue The Cedar Rapids Federation f Teachers (CRFT) has voted o endorse the million bond ssue for remodeling four junior igh schools in the Cedar Rapids Community school dis- rict. A referendum on the bond issue is set for Dec. 10. The CRFT will meet at p.m. Monday at 1211 Wiley bou- levard SW for election of of- ficers. Persons nominated for CRFT offices include Norman Hanson, president; Kris Juffer, vice- president Valaric Haiike- meyer, Harold recording Schreiber, secretary; treasurer; CBS Signs Dick LOS ANGELES (AP) Talk show host Dick Cavett lias signed an exclusive contract with the CBS television network. A spokesman said Tuesday :hat Cavett, currently under contract with ABC-TV, will ap- pear on a one-hour entertain- ment special and as a guest on numerous prime-time pro- grams. CBS Vice-president Fred Sil- verman said Cavett's contract will run from Jan. 1, 1975, through the 1075-76 television season with an option for CBS to use him in a prime time series of his own in the 1976-77 season. The amount of Cavett's salary was not disclosed. Silverman said Cavett's com- Paul Co'ty, 1428 Third avenue and costs Holiday Weekend Long for Many Many government offices will remain closed until Monday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Cedar Kapids and Linn county offices including the city li- brary and branches will be closed both Thursday and Fri- day. The library will be open Saturday. Federal offices will be close Thursday, but open Friday. Tl post office will follow its holida Carport, Three Cars Destroyed In C.R. Blaze A fire of undetermined caus iestroyed three cars and a cai port early Wednesday al I Arno K. Grabe residence, Devonwood avenue SW. The fire, reported at a.m Vednesday, also caused severa >roken windows and heat ant moke damage to the neighbor ng Al Sweet residence, 48 Do 'onwood avenue SW. Fire and police investigators vere checking to determine the ause of the blaze. Grabe tolt )olice he heard a car horn in lie neighborhood minutes ore the fire was discovered. be Joe Domian, executive secre- tary; Dick Wallace, sergeanl-at- arms, and representatives lo the Hawkcye Labor council, Joe Domian, Mathelle Carlson, and Hans Eschbach. Court Finds Overby Innocent of Assault Two persons appeared in magistrate's court on charges of assault and battery. Rod Overby, no address, was 'ound innocent Monday. He was charged with assaulting Edward on Sept. 6. pany, Daphne Productions, Inc., would develop the entertain- i nient special. The network also is considering using Cavelt in a television, feature film, Silver-' man said. Three boys were charged 'uesday with disturbing the eace after they allegedly in- ured the maVager of the down- own Woolworth's department tore. Police said two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were using foul language in the store and otherwise creating a distur- bance at p.m. Tuesday when the manager, Jerry Mill- er, approached them. Miller was shoved from be- hind by one of Ihe youths and wrenched his back and neck. He did not require hospitalization, police said. The youths were released to their parents after booking at the police station. Gold Heist LONDON (AP) Thieves stole a 33-foot, trailer and its cargo of gold and jewelers' melal from an East London warehouse during the weekend, oolicc said Sunday night. Po- lice estimated the value of the Armenian Ouster MOSCOW (AP) Tass said Wednesday that the head of the Communist party in Armenia las been, relieved of his post and put on pension. Television Listings Cedar Ropids Cedar Rapids Waterloo Ollumwa Island Davenport ta Crossc Rocheiler 1 Iowa City Moinei Wednesday Night 9-Eyewilncis News 2-Action Newi 7-Mows, Weather 3-News, Weather 4-Action News 6-News, Weather 8-News, Weather 10-News, Weather 12-Free Press 13-Eyewitness News 9-Pricc Is Riqhl 2-To Tell Truth 7-Nashville Music 3-Jimmy Dean 4-Let's Make Deal 6-Candid Camera 8-Consequences' 10'Candid Camera 12-Rock Stars 13-Name That Tune 9-Godspell 2-Thanksgiving Treasure 7-Robtnson Crusoe 3-Godspell 4-Thanksgtving Treasure 6-Robinson Crusoe 8-Thanksgiving Treasure 10-Robinson Crusoe 12-Feeling Good 13-Robrnson Crusoe 12-Da Vinci 2-Things in Season 4-Things in Season 8-Things in Season 9-Anne Bancroft 3-Anne Bancroft 6-Petrocelli 10-Pelrocelli 12-ln Recital 13-Petrocelli 12-Mele Hawaii 9-Eyewitness News 2-Action News 7-News, Weather 3-News, Weather News 6-News, Weather 8-Nows, Weather 12-Day at Night 13-Eyewitness News 9-Wide World 2-Movie- "Sabrina" 7-Tonight 3-Wido World 6-Toniqht 8-CBS Movie- "Ivonhoe" 10-Tonighl 12-Movie- "Wilson" ]3.Tonighl 4-Mod Squad A- Dig Vaiiey 7-Tomorrow 6-Tomorrow 10-Tomorrow 1 3-Tomorrow 2-Last Word Thursday Morning 4-New Zoo Revue 13-Not Women Only 2-CBS News 7-Today 4-CBS News 6-Today 8-CBS News 10-Today 13-Today 9-Romper Room 3-tester Family 9-NewZoo Revue 2-Parade 7-Pre Parade 3-Sesame Street 4-Parade 6-Pre Parade 8-Parade 10-Pre Parade 13-Pre Parade 9-Morning Show 9- Mike Douglas 7-Macy's Parade .3-Make a Wish 6-Macy's Parade 10-Macy's Parade 13-Mocy's Parade 3-Reed Farrcll 9-AII My Children 3-AII My Children 9-Brady Bunch 3-Brady Bunch 9-Password 2-Lively Arts 7-Football- Broncos-lions 3-Password 4.lively Arts 6-Foolball- Broncos-lions -8-lively Arts 10-Foolboll- Broncos.Lions 13-Football- Broncos-Lions 9-Split Second 3-Split Second Thursday Afternoon 9-Eyewilncss News 2-Lukovsky Family 7-Football (Conl'd) 3-News 4-Family Affair 6-Football (Confd) 8-Noontime 10-Foolboll (Confd) 13-Football (Confd) 3-Town, Country 9-Let's Make Deal 2-Three Muskete'ers 3-lefs Make Deal 4-Thrce Musketeers 8-Three Musketeers 9-Newlywcd Game 3-NewlywcdGame 9-Girl in My Life 2-Swiss Family 3-Girl in My life 4-Swiss Family Robinson 8-Swiss Family Robinson 9-Generol Hospital 3-General Hospital 9-One Life To Live 2-Footboll- Redskins-Cowboys 7-Magic Man 3-One Live To Live 4-Football- Redskins-Cowboys 6-Mogic Man 8-FootbaII- Redsklns-Cowboys 10-Magic Man 13-Magic Man 9- SI Pyramid Pyramid 12-Busy Knitter 9-Gilligan Island 7-Room 222 3-Movie 6-Jeannie 10-Lost in Space 1 2-Roosevelt 13-Floppy 9-tucy Show 7-Bonanza 6-Merv Griffin 1 2-Misterogcrs 13-Merv Griffin 9-Mod Squad 10-Daniel Boonc 12-Sesame Street 7-Drarjnet 9-ABC News 2-CBS News 7-NBC News 3-ABC News 4-CBS News 6.NBC News 8-CBS News 10-NBC News I 2-Electric Co. 13-NBC News schedule Thursday. Collection pickups will bo. mude from boxes marked with one or two stars. City garbage collection v not be made Thursday. Thurs- day's pickups will be made Fri- day, and Friday's schedule will be delayed until Saturday. SEATS transportation will not be available Thursday except for previously arranged group excursions. The city senior citi- zen bus service will be closed Thursday, but open Friday. Grossing Rule Passed, but in Effect D. L. Burrows Held in Three Breakin Cases Donald L. Burrows, 18, of 1040 Clifton street NE, was charged Tuesday wilh breaking into .hree businesses on Center Point NE. Burrows was charged Jreakins at Jerry's Drive-In, 3335 Center Point road NE, on April 10, in which :aken; at the Spring House res- .aurant, 3980 Center Point road NE, on Aug. 30, in which an un- determined amount of cash was. aken and at Leonardo's Pizza, 1317 Center Point road NE, on Sept. G, in which cash was aken. Police last week charged a 17- rear-old boy in connection with he same breakins. The youth vas also charged with 22 other ireakins at northeast Side busi- icsses. Burrows ounty iond. was taken to the jail in lieu of A Cedar Rnplds ordinance limiting train niovcinenls al downtown street crossings re- ceived its final reading Wednes- day morning, but it, may not accome law immediately. Ordinances go into effect after .liey are published, and Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck i said the council will probably lake a "wait and see" altitude before ordering publication of (he railroad ordinance. He said the council wants lo see specific proposals from (he railroads on how they plan to voluntarily comply with the aims of Ihe ordinance. The law prohibits train move- ments at the Fourth street crossings downtown 'between Tire Spring Wielding Trucker Foils Burglary An out-of-town truck driver who was sleeping overnight in a friend's service station foiled a burglary attempt early Wednes- day by two youths. Robert Flagel, Maquoketa, told police he was awakened by the sound of shortly before breaking glass 1 a.m. Wednes- day while sleeping inside the Roof Oil Co. station, 629 Second avenue SE. One of tile youths climbed into the station from the back and walked to the front, where Fla- [el jumped from a hiding place and hit him several times on the legs with a truck spring, which was about two feet long and two to three inches wide. The youth fled on fool. A sec- ond youth drove away in a car, Flagel said. Nothing was rcport- p.m. and p.m. Representatives of t li e railroads have opposed the ordi-led taken in the brcakin. nance, saying they will volun- tarily keep the crossings as clear aa possible during those hours. of the business, Robert Hoof, said Flagel oflen sleeps on a col at Ihe station after driving a mail truck lo Cedar Rapids. Roof said his business has been burglarized about 50 limes in Ihe II! years lie lias operated the station. Sentence Deferred In Resisting Case Russell Wcllncr, 1324 D ave- nue NE, was given a one-year deferred sentence in magis- trate's court after pleading guilty to a charge of resisting execution of process. He was charged with resisting two Cedar Rapids police officers ion Sept. 13. Arson Possibility Seen in Hotel Fire A fire Tuesday in a second floor hallway at the Taft hotel, 403 Second avenue SE, was under investigation for possible arson. The fire, which broke out shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, was confined to a circle about 15 inches ini diameter on the wood and carpeted floor. A resi- dent extinguished the fire before firemen were called. ft. m THANKSGIVING 0 VACATION SPECIALS Wed. 8-10 10-12 CHEAP SKATE NIGHT AT 754 Per Session p' with or without skates U Blue jeans on this Wed. ONLY Thurs. Open 7-10 9-12 Fri. All Day Skate 1 0-4 Plus our regular weekend schedule BIRTHDAY SHOW LOUNGE SKflTE 3233 6th St. S.W. 363-6500 Skates Make Lasting Christmas Gifts He was charged with assaulting John Kinncv on Nov. Tonight COUNTRY CLOSED THURS TONITE! Do's Don'fs FRI. NOV. 29 Jolly Bohemians SAT. NOV. 30 Fourth Estate Resvns. 857-3002 THANKSGIVING BUFFET (targe Parties Our Specially.) Serving P.M. TODDLERS Reg. Menu 3- TURKEY DINNER 90 Twixt Town Rd. N.E. for Reservations Call 377-6386 v'v Roast Sirloin of beef Roast Tom Turkey and dressing Baked Ham with Jubilee sauce and all the trimmings Serving 1 2 Noon 'til 8 PM Now Taking Reservations For Vo Meetings, ttoliday Prir Served Nightly to Perfection at The Flame room s. Still Featuring Our Friday Night Special- Shrimp or Top Sirloin Dinners For 2 Your Favorite Cocktails Served in Mikado or Fox Hounds Lounge CLOSED THANKSGIVING :Sing Along With Mary Pike At The Piano Bar 310 THIRD AVE. S.E. DOWNTOWN 362-8679 IJUST A IITTLE BIT BETTER] We weren't around to help start the tradi- tion, but we'll help you continue it Thanks- giving Day with Roast Turkey, giblet gravy on whipped potatoes, candied sweet pota- toes, cranberries, salads, rolls, pumpkin and minced meat tarts Service: am to 2 pin and the cost would make a Pilgrim smile only Honest. "Looks as good as the first one we had." 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