January 14, 1987 |
Jeanette E. Laws McCabe, a poet and former magazine editor, died Sunday. She was 90 and lived in Swarthmore, Delaware County. Her late husband was Scott Paper Co. magnate Thomas McCabe, who died in 1982. Originally from Philadelphia, she was an editor for the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1924. She also wrote poetry and was published in literary magazines. McCabe had been an organizer of the Swarthmore Women's Club and was a member of the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church and the Providence Garden Club.
June 23, 1986 |
Lonnie O. Vallery, an editor who worked for many years on labor union publications, died Saturday at Chestnut Hill Hospital. He was 64 and lived in Ambler, Montgomery County. "The trade union movement became his life's work," Vallery's wife, the former Stella Lord, said yesterday. He was editor of the "Glass Horizons," the publication of the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association (now the Glass, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers), when he retired in 1977. A native of LeCompte, La., he moved to this area in 1964 to work for the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association and also was its public relations director.
June 21, 1986 |
PROTESTING WITH ABOUT 100 other senior citizens outside the offices of The Inquirer, Emily Pildis holds an Inquirer Magazine article that the demonstrators found unfair. The June 8 article, headlined "Do the elderly have it too good?", told of well-off retirees receiving benefits and price breaks they don't deserve. Magazine editor David R. Boldt told the group the article described only a part of the elderly population. The protest was organized by the Action Alliance of Senior Citizens.
January 31, 1986 |
Welcome to the sleazy shores of Mini-Series Land. We've been here before, where everything feels like deja vu, and nothing is real. That is because in Mini-Series Land, time stands still. Aging actresses play ingenues, old Nazis never die, and life is one big flashback. CBS's current package deal, "Sins," (starting at 8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 10) compresses 42 years of glitter into seven hours, and is about 90 percent flashback. This tends to kill suspense. Twenty minutes in, we know, more or less, who's going to live (Joan Collins, because she's the co-producer)