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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 1H6 U1HBRIDGE HERALD October 18, 1972 Is Nixon waging nothing but a television spectacular? By KVSSKI.l. New York Timi'S Service WAillliW'ON Those per- tons who pcrsii-lcnly fault Pres- ident Nixon for refusing to dis- cuss the issues this fall are missing the point. The presK'.'nl is not waging im election campaign. lie is waging a tclev is i o n show. lii television shows, issues arc rarely, if ever, discussed. The possibility of waging an issue show was discussed at the White House before the fall TV season hegan, but it yvas The advertising men who fill so many important White House positions cautioned Pres- ident Nixon not to do it. They reminded him that whenever anybody tries to dis cuss issues on television Vice I'rcsiiVjnl Agnew becomes fur- ious and sets off a public out- rai'e ngainsi the offender. With an election coming up in November, they told t li e president, it would be a mis- take to arouse the vice presi- dent's hostility. Actually. Nixon was never enthusiastic about doing an issue show. His favorite televi- sion is football, and he very much wanted to do a football show. This idea was scrapped nfter a sweaty afternoon on the White House lawn in which be was able to complete only two of 17 passes for a gain of onlv six yards. The show that has finalK emerged is the big-speolacte reminiscent of the "spectacu lans" of television in the 1'jiseu- lower era. This was the type of show all blanoncss ami in with aetors costumed as soap which led Fred to characterize television "chewing gum for the eyes." The rncsl difficult problem in preparing the show was to find someone to play the president. An actor from Boston who bore a startling p b y s i c a 1 resem- blance to Nixon was tried ou! for the role at the Republican convention in Miami but he was unsatisfactory. On the night of the show in which was to be embraced on national television by Sammy Davis Jr., he lost his courage, drank six martinis am: somehow escaped bis Secret Service guards. Fortunately, he was found at the bottom of a en-o! in-as Icn R.'' in ind cut. ore etn-OU'-can lint in bv his am: crel lie f laundry chute anA firctl, .nit the result was that I'vcsi-dmt Nixon lu'ri lo stcn into the role at the last minute with practically no prcpantioii. "You're poing out (here as, just another 11. H. 11 a Idem an told him as he braced for the Wp, performance with Sammy Davis Jr.. "but vcr.i'rc going to come bnck a star.1' For a wlu'le tlin president was so buoyed by Ills Florida success that he wanted to play himself for the entire campaign. His advisers were able to talk him out of this by pointing ovit that the day of the amateur performer in politics was dead. McGovern, they said, had tried to get away with playing himself. Look where it had Nobody iu the present ape of media politics could ho'ie to wage winning television shows w i t h o ut an all professional mrdia cast. In the end the president approved (lie rusting of Vinnic Satchsayer, who made the famous prize winning series commercials in 1955. Satclnvaycr does not look much like Present Nixon, This is cue reason the reporters ate always kept out of the rooms in which he speaks to financial contributors, p a r t y agents and extras hired to play strike ST. JOHN'S, iS'fld. (CP) A bus strike that has HI this Newfoundland capita! of more than 100.000 without public transportation continued today with no sign of a settlement. The St. John's Transuortation Commission's 30-bus fleet was made idle Monday when continues drivers and mechanics toft the job to support demands for a two-year contract with a GO-cent increase In wages thai averaged an hour under a previous agreement. The comm Lssion offered 50 cents. role of Ihc public. The show's producers do no! want u lol of carping. I" Hit prcrs about how bad Salctisay- ei-'s makc-uy job looks from close ran ye. There is another quite sensible reason for excluding reporters, of course. They project a rump- led, fatigue image which would damage the cKecl of Satchsay- cr's performances, The White House has offered to let actors play the reporters' roles in sev- eral of the bigger show's still to come, hut (he niggling about costs refuse to pay actor's equity scales. Last week's performances, In which Satclisaycr met at the White House with Irving Mac- Leod who plays the vita lienry Kissinger role was television at its most tempting. It was difficult not to bclievo hat something had really been on in Paris, that Macleod really had sonu'lliing interest- ing to impart to Satcb.sayer. It was surely tlie best lele- vision of this kind since ABC took off "Dark Shadows." Head injuries falnl CALGARY (CP) diaries William Hensel, 28, of Calgary died in hospital from head in- juries after his motorcycle was in collision with a semi-trailer truck. }s Soup and crackers Time! Town House Condensed 10-fl. oz. tin FRESH PRODUCE Mix or Match HEAD Town House Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Rice, Veg. Beef, Cream of _, 10 fl. ox. tin Condensed ueiery Busy Baker Salted or Unsalted 2 Ib. plcg. Discount Prices PURE JAM S' 7rp Mfl. lin SOUR'CREAM 59c ,et wt. tub PURE JAM Serry 33, 24 fl. 01. tin.............. COOKING OIL 77f Seed 32 fl. oz. btle......... C Chef Boy-ar-Dee SPAGHETTI SAUCE With Mushroorm 14 II. 01. lin C CORN SYRUP tJ'JL 2 Ib. bile................. 3'C MEAT SAUCE for Spaghelti 14 fl. oz. tin Chef Boy-Ar-Dee SPAGHETTI SAUCE Mc-allesi 14 fl. oz. lin CORN STARCH I Ib. pkg................. LUNCHEON MEAT Tulip 12 01. net wl. tin...... POPPING CORN Jiffy 5 oz, nel wt, pan Green Giant Canada Fancy Creamed Corn 14 fl, oz. tin for T011ET SOAP Pkg, of 3 Regular.......... Colgate Palmolive Contest Buy any of Hie following or Palmolive Bar Soap to enter. Contest Rules on Product Displays. ENTER NOW You may be Ino wmnerl Powdered Detergent 42 net wt. pkg. Liquid Detergent 24 ft. 01. bile. Liquid Cleaner Pine Fresh New? at Safeway FROZEN BREAD DOUGH Bel Air White Pkg. of 5 1-lb. loaves More Super Savers Zee While or Assorted Colors 300-1 Ply..........2 roll pkg. Tissue Fabric Softener Dutch Cleanser 49' Arrid light Powder, Extra Dry, C 420 2 Ply____4 roll pkg. Calgon Cling Free 13 oz, net wt. tin Powdered 14 oz. net wt. tin MM for Arrid light Powder, Extra Dry, C pf Antiperspirant r., v, 1 Pearl Drops Polish Shop Early For Halloween Shell Outs. Safeway Still Has A Large Variety To Choose From. Buy Now! This week's FLATWARE FEATURE California Crisp Green _; Canada No. 1 for FRESH CARROTS r GOLDEN BANANAS 5 GREEN PEPPERS Alberta Grown Canada No. 1 Cello Bag CALIFORNIA FRESH Largo size SPAGHETTI Taste Tellt in Tomato Sauce 14 fl. 01. tin Tasta Tells Taiwan Choice Whole, Sliced, Bjlton 10 fl. oz. tin Enchanted Isle Crushed.............................. 14 fl. oz. tin PINEAPPLE Enchanted Isle Crushed GROUND Safeway All Purpose Lucerna Macaroni 16 OI "el ctn- Green Giant Medium Small Canada Farcy.............. 14 fl. 01. tin COTTAGE GHEESE Lucerne Creamed large or Small Curd o r 2% M.F.............32 01. net wt. ctn. Party Pride Yellow............................ 16 01. net wl. bag Aliens Oron8e, Grape, Fruit Punch......................43 fl. 01. lin ;