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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 Kojack: a surprise winner beats odds TELLY SAVALAS HOLLYWOOD The returns are all in and the ballots have been counted There s no longer anv doubt the biggest hit of the 73- 74 TV season bv far is CBS1 Kojak It couldn t have happened to a more surprising show The Tellv Savalas series in the Top Ten most of the season and hit the No 1 spot several times all this for a show which started out with two strikes against it One was a real strike the writers strike of last fall which delayed all the new shows but particularlv Kojak Because of that it was the last new show to hit the home screen last season not appearing until the end of October The other strike against Kojak was the fact that its star was an unlikeh leading man Tellv Savalas is far from handsome not completelv bald vet there seems to be something about him and his show the public adores HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA Honda-the toughest name on two wheels. 11 HONDA 750-4 THE NO. 1 SELLING BIG BIKE IN NORTH AMERICA is on SALE TILL JUNE 30 Rag. SALE PRICED at '2395 Built by The WORLD'S LARGEST MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER Checu prices on competi' ve brands and compare1 Ask about our layaway deposit plan 100 new and used motoicylces to choose Irom goe 1974 T'T I Bi-es 75cc Mm Motoross -ind 360cc 6 speed road bike now on display! LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE 1117 2ndAVE. S. PHONE 327-8889 CLOSED MONDAYS OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL 9 P.M AMPLE FREE PARKING HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA One problem Kojak faced was that bv the time it got on the air there already had been a or so cop shows holding lorth in the TV precincts Mavbe that turned out to be in its favor At the time it seemed an insurmountable handicap The public had already gotten acquainted with cosp and private eves in all shapes sizes and colors But what Kojak had as it turned out was something the others didn't have quahu It sprang from a first rate movie-fot-TV The Maicus-Nelson Murders which was good enough to have been a theatrical feature Kojak is Savalas savs "If some hood has a gun, Kojak will go hide somewhere If Kojak sees a prostitute on the street he II kick her in the rear and tell her to get lost He II behave like a real cop behaves not like some of these TV cop Boy Scouts To Savalas honestv is the key thing in any part he does He won t accept loles he doesn't believe in For a long time, he wouldn t consider taking a series lead but thev more or less tricked him into the Kojak deal Thcv did it sneakv he says T h cie was a contingency thing in my contract for 'The Marcus- Nelson Murders That forced me to do it if it became a series I didn't want to do it I hoped it wouldn t sell I like variety too much 'I also like the insecurity of not knowing what I am going to be doing next week Being in a series is too secure a life Mv father made a million in the tobacco business then lost it and piled his five kids in a truck and peddled cakes He was happv broke So were we Telly enjoyed the gamble of an actor's insecure life Now, despite himself he's saddled with security It looks like he s going to be a rich man Kojak seems to be headed for a long and prosperous run Minstrel retires HALIFAX (C'P) Bill Caswell known for many thioughout the rural Maritime provinces as the Halifax Jov Bnngei is rctuing from gospel- singing and minstielhng Now 81 Mr Caswell had n entertaining chinch gioups semoi c gioups and olhri s for moie lhan 40 he decided to tetiie a derision inspired in part bv the fact that his last tup led to a two week hospital in Tape Bieton with water poisoning "V V" V' Short end of the stick Dom Deluise is never on the ball but always behind it as Stanley Belmont, a lowly busline cierk who gets life's short end of the stick on the situation comedy series Lotsa Luck seen Mondays at 7 30 p m on CBC-TV GET NATIONAL EXPOSURE The Global Village Theatre players are leaving their Toronto stamping grounds this month for the first time to take their pantomime production Moderan Fables actoss Canada Reliable Carpet Care STEAM CLEANING 327-4493 Mnmber of Alberta Rug Cleaners Association with over 7 years experience ROY OSTER SALES MANAGER A MESSAGE TO ALL SOUTHERN ALBERTANS Whether you are buying or selling your home property or any form of real estate call the professionals MARION KEIVEH 328-3603 ALLAN COLLINS 327-2735 CITY REALTY INSURANCE LTD. 1117-3rd Ave. S. Phone 329-3000 ;