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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 6 The Cedar Raptds Gazette: Sat.. April 13, 1974 'Conrack': Little Gem Brilliant in Its Simplicity fheorer r e UUte title role. CMro-v has ton bfcot to ultra-libcral. he tl'lls island's reputedly mad recluse (Pau! but Brazilian Students Fight Against Political Arrests SAO Paulo, Brazil (AP) University students are challenging the power of President Ernesto Geisel, the new leader of Brazil's Liberation Movement, a leftist guerilla organization active in the late 1960s. Arrests Common Political arrests, often made u-i recuse au ne. u I w 9: "now I'm Just loacWn" school." guidance suggested. ntKtarlf By Beverley Dotty Tough Obstacle The enormity of the job before Once in awhile Hollywood him is immediately apparent, throws off its jaded pretentions Despite their upper elementary and creates a little gem brilliant status, many of his students don't even know the alphabet. And their experience nf life off in its simplicity. "Conrack" is one of these. Occasionally awkward dialog the island is limited to their and sometime lapses into ex- cessive sentimentality can't de- tract seriously from the warm appeal of this story. True Story "Conrack" is the true tale of boll: amusing and pathetic. Pat Cunroy, young male teacher whose charges are the virtually illiterate black pupils of a dilapidated two-room sihunl on a South Carolina coastal island. Yamacraw. The film is based on taste (or Coca Cola. The long, anxious faces as the children ride the launch from Yamacraw across the river to a Halloween adventure on ihe mainland are As might be expected, the toughest obstacle lo educational headway turns out to be Skef- finglon, the conservative superintendent and patcrnalis- tarian regime, in a campaign without charges, have been against political arrests. common during the 10 years the The protest movement is a military has been in control of major defiance of the political Brazil. blackout imposed on Brazilian "Thousands of young students, intellectuals and workers disappear in the jails of universities in the late ISSOs regime when the military purged campus political circles Ihe country, are tortured and are said Ihe protest Boyle: From Coal Mine to Riches MEDIA, Pa. (AP) A. minor union offices, Boyle was "Tony" Boyle had eaten the elected president of the Western hard rock dust of the Montana States District 27 in 1940. and ordered strict measures against anti-government activi- ties by students. Last wctk an estimated leaflet. In a challenge to Geisel it added: "All of the conduct of the Conroy's book, "The Water Is and the film title stems from the children's mispronun- ciation of Conroy's name. Blond, physical Jon Voight Theater Time for Saturday COMMUNITY THEATER "The Tempest" PARAMOUNT "Paper Moon" 9.55; "Save (he Tiger" 8. IOWA "The Great Gatsby" WORLD "The Sting" shorts TIMES "The Last Detail" shorts 7-15 PLAZA "Alice in Won- derland" 2, 7'35 STAGE 1 "American Graf- fiti" STAGE 2 "Blazing Sad- dles" STAGE 3 "The Three Musketeers" STAGE 4 "Conrack" EASTOWN i- "The Exor-' EASTOWN 2 "The Exor- cist" 5, MARION Features at 11 1 .3, 5, 7, 9, 11. COLLINS "White Light- ning" "The Outside Man" "Two Lane Blacktop" 12. TWIXT TOWN "All the Way Boys" "Ace High" TWIN WEST "M'A'S'H" "The Last American Hero" "The Carey Treatment" TWIN EAST "The Swedish Wildcats" "The Stewardesses" "Jen- nifer on My Mind" 12. tic white of ihe Old South per- sonified. Hume Cronyn proves Ihe master (if this role, which calls for a veneer of gracious good humor to mask a rigid, self-righteous nature. Scorn Methods Unexpectedly, however, his altitudes are mimicked by the school's black woman principal, Mrs. Scott (Madge who has apparently been brain- washed by life. Her talk is tough, but her expectations of the youngsters are no more ambitious than Skcffington's. Both Skeffington and Mrs. Scott are alienated by the flam- boyant methods Cimroy uses to attract the attention and affec- tion of his listless students. "Drill in the basics" is their chant, despite the obvious miserable failure of this method in the past. In addition to the fine cast of principals, the film features 21 charming black children, all non-professionals, skillfully navigated through the picture by Director Martin Ritt. The ending won't be satisfying to romantics Conroy fails to beat the system but that fact reinforces the picture's honesty. persons met on the campus of recent governments, including the University of Sao Paulo. The the 'new' one whose only new meeting set up a "Committee feature is the name of the for the Defense of Political president not even elected by Prisoners in Brazil." Hie people maintains its policy mainly at the expense of super-exploitation, maintaining low salaries and. increasing enormously the profits of the companies "In such a situation, the dis- content of the Brazilian people is great and increasing, and it tries to show itself. That is why More Meetings More such meetings were held this week, and subcom- mittees are seeking support and distributing leaflets accusing the government of repression. One leaflet lists 53 persons it said political police have iLovu. i 1IUI. 13 WI1 rested in recent weeks. They thc number of Geisel, a former genera include economists, Roman Catholic labor leaders and social workers. general handpicked for the job by his predecessors, was elected to the presidency by the government- A Sao I auto police spokesman controlled electoral college in arrests arc january and took offiee last said such "reserved" matters about which Ihe government does not comment. But local newspapers month. "SUM Risky" A female student active in thc reported last week that "legal new protest movement said the proceedings" had started committee hopes that because against nine persons, including of 'he large number of persons three Catholic leaders of the Sao involved, authorities will not Paulo metalworkers' union who take action against it. were on the students' list of "It is still risky, but political prisoners. persons means she An official report said the..sa'd- nine had been arrested in con- nection with an unsuccessful attempt to revive the Popular coal fields, and he also knew (lie opulent pleasures that went with (he presidency of thc Unit- ed Mine Workers union. Bu( his once-spectacular career as a labor leader was already over Thursday when a jury convicted him of three counts of murder in the slayings of UMW rebel Joseph "Jock" Yablonski, and his wife and daughter. The verdict came more than four years after a trio (if hired gunmen shot the Yablonskis to death in'their beds at their Clarksville, Pa., farmhouse. Defection Yablonski had once been i Boyle's inner circle, but h defection over the issues o miners' health, safety and we tare led to one of the most bitte internal struggles of Ihe labo movement. The reform movement h spawned eventually topple ioyle's regime, even Ihoug Yablonski lost by more tha votes when he ran again; ioyle for the union presidenc in 1969. Three weeks after th election thc Yablonskis wer dead. It was 11 years ago that Boyl gained the union presidency a the hand-picked heir of John L Lewis. Born in Montana in 1901, tin son of Irish immigrant parents Boyle went to work as a coa miner after graduating fron high school. After holding a number o Assistant to Lewis He came to Lewis' attention and the union president was impressed by the young man with the bushy red eyebrows and folksy speech. Lewis made Boyle an assis- tant in 1943 and Boyle worked in the shadow of his boss until Lewis' retirement in 1960. He inherited a union that would soon be seething with discontent. In 1964, unrest over union- company complicity erupted in- to wildcat strikes in scattered areas and surfaced again at the UMW's convention in Miami. In 1968, nearly 80 men died in the Farmington, Va., mine disaster. Seven months after Farming- ton, Yablonski challenged Boyle for the presidency. He accused thc labor chieftain of running a dictatorship and colluding with coal operators on mine safety standards and other issues. Yablonski Fired Y.ablonski was speedily fired as director of the union's lobby- ing arm. Shortly after his death, a federal grand jury began investigating the use of certain union funds and the labor department challenged the election. In a court-ordered rerun, Ar- nold Miller, a retired miner and Yablonski supporter, rode tr victory on a reform slate and Boyle suddenly was out of a job. The rapid decline of a once- powerful union boss had begun. On Sept. 6, 1973, Boyle was indicted on charges of en- gineering the Yablonski murders. Trophy Lounge presents every Fri. Sat. "KAYNK" II Slrccl S.W. YOUNG BODIES ON THE PROWL! n BEEFEATERS BUFFET per person Children undw 10, ast Round of Beef Beef Srroganoff, SHE LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL AND COULDN'T STOP... Grant Wood Kitchen Direct from Chicago tetaring thc former HI ftp >f "CHARIOT1! A NEW FILM TOUCHING ON AREAS OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR ADJACENT GUEST PARKING SC 1st AVI, NX LATE SHOW PR. SAT. 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