Week of August 9, 1972
Northern Ireland ’s children of hate
kill a British Soldier. They stoned his
car, smashed him on the head with a
brick and cheered as he died when
his car crashed. The children
(actually 5 to 6 teenagers) learn how
to make nail bombs, scout for the
gunmen, carry messages from the
IRA’s command and learn avidly the
hate and abuse.
The U.S. government announces development of a new kind of influenza vaccine
that it says, “holds the future promise for the eventual control” of the disease.
President Nixon sends White House advisor Henry Kissinger to Saigon for talks
with President Nguyen Van Thieu amid rumors of progress at secret sessions of
the Vietnam peace talks...the House rejects 228 to 178 a mandate to pull U.S.
forces by October 1 in return for release of American prisoners and a limited
cease-fire.
In Miami a 53 year-old grandmother from Key West is the first woman to receive
an atomic heart. “I just keep thinking that I might blow up,” joked Virginia
Recupero from a hospital bed. Atomic hearts only have to be changed once in
every 10 years compared to the 21-month average life span of the conventional
pacemakers.
Pitcher Sandy Koufax gets inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame at
Cooperstown, NY. At 36, he’s the youngest player ever inducted.
Dies - Walter Botts (72). Walter was the model
for the infamous Uncle Sam poster (I want you
for U.S. Army). Botts posed for other artists,
including Norman Rockewell but The Uncle
Sam poster, still in print, is his most notable.
Botts was also a vocalist and saxophonist
playing at a time with the likes of Harry James
and Red Nichols.
In Tampa, Marise Salizzoni, a talkative
waitress, faces a federal charge of obstructing
justice for allegedly telling three jurors at a
table she was serving, “Y’all have an innocent

Week of August 9, 1972
day now.” The 42 year-old divorcee spent eight hours in jail after making the
remark over breakfast to jurors deciding a jury tampering case.
At a car dealer - a new Ford Pinto Wagon - $2265.
Includes front disc brakes and over 60 cubic feet of
carrying space. You can get optional wood-sided
wagon look, plus wheel covers.
Ford signs with N.V. Phillips to develop “hot air”
engines for automotive and Industrial use. The engine uses alternately heated
and cooled gases to push pistons back and forth: The engine uses an external
burner to heat a contained gas. As the gas is heated, it expands and pushes
against a piston. Standard internal combustion engines burn their fuel inside the
cylinders.
Actor Ed Platt , the control chief on TV’s “Get Smart” and
now a moviemaker, finishes the movie “Santee” - the first
major motion picture shot on videotape. Actually, some of it
was shot on film but Platt defies anyone to tell the
difference. “For our part, we now know better what video
cameras can and can’t do which means we can do a better
job of planning during our preproduction next time around.”
The film stars Glen Ford and will be released later this
year.
Top booksellers include “The Winds Of War” - Herman Wouk, “Jonathan
Livingston Seagull” - Richard Bach, “O Jerusalem” - Larry Collins and Dominique
Lapierre and I’m OK - You’re Ok” - Thomas Harris.
At the mart - 46oz can of V-8 - .45... Nestles Quick - 3lb can - .78...
. Boneless
Chuck Roasts - .98lb... 7-Seas dressing 8oz bottle (Italian, Russian, French) - 3
for $1.00
Wednesday night TV (8pm
eastern)...(CBS) David Steinberg,
Medical Center, Mannix...(NBC) Adam
12, McCloud, Night Gallery...(ABC)The
Super, The Corner Bar, Marty Feldman,
The Kopy Kats.
Valerie Harper and Tommy Smothers
guest on David Steinberg.

Week of August 9, 1972
Night Gallery features “There aren’t any more MacBanes.” A college student
resorts to witchcraft in an attempt to get rid of an uncle who has threatened to
disinherit him. Stars Joel Gray and Howard Duff.
KopyKats is hosted by Tony Curtis this week. Stars Frank Gorshwin.
Pop music this week in 1972 -
“Alone Again” - Gilbert O’ Sullivan,
“Where Is The Love” - Roberta
Flack, Donny Hathaway, “Brandy” -
Looking Glass, “Long Cool Woman”
- Hollies , “How Do You Do’ -
Mouth & McNeil, “I’m Still In Love
With You” - Al Green, “Too Late To
Turn Back Now” - Cornelious
Brothers, “School’s Out” - Alice
Cooper, “Daddy Don’t You Walk So
Fast” - Wayne Newton.
Top Albums - “Honky Chateau” - Elton John, “Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest
Hits,” “Chicago V” - Chicago, “Exile On Main Street” - Rolling Stones, “A Song
For You” - Carpenters, “School’s Out” - Alice Cooper, “Big Bambbu” - Cheech &
Chong, “Still Bill” - Bill Withers
At the movies -
Last Of The Red Hot Lovers - Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman.
Where Does It Hurt - Peter Sellers
(as Dr. Albert Hopfnagel )
Alfred Hitchcock’s “Frenzy” -
Everything You Always Wanted To
Know About Sex - Woody Allen
The Godfather