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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 40-45. LKTHBKIDGK, ALBKKTA, MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1D72 I'HICJi' NUT OVKK JU CENTS TWO .SECTIONS -21 PAGES 7 HOLLYWOOD fAP> The ballots are counted and it's Academy Award night, hut a labor dispute could black out television coverage of tonight's 44th annual Oscar presentations in the United States and 33 oilier countries. Five liundrcd m cm tiers of n stagehands union, Stage Employees Alliance Local M, voted .Sunday Lo strike against the television networks, including NBC, which is showing the Academy Awards. Cut the union members were waiting final authorization today from their national headquarters. An NUC spokesman said the telecast would go on (vithoul the stagehands. Hut if rclated-bchmd-the scenes unions also walked out as the stagehands predicted, "we can't say what the impact would the spokes- man said. The union it was coincidental that the strike vole came the rfay before O.scar night. The dispute over pay-am! contract length goes back to July ;U, when the contract v.a.s lo expire, n spokesman said. will go on Despite the strike threat, the two-hour Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences show will go on be- fore a live audience of al. Ihe Los Angeles Music Centre Pavilmn. George C. Scott and Glenda Jackson, winners last year, are up for repeats. And the best-picture race is a bewildering mix with no sure-fire favorites. A television blackout would mean that (he world would not see. live one of the most historic reconcilia- tions in Hollywood's history tlie presentation of a award to fi2-yeyr-old comedian Charlie Chaplin after 20 years of exile from the United States. Chaplin has returned from Switzerland with his wife Oona to receive an Oscar for "the incalculable ef- fect he has had on making motion pictures the art form uf the century.'' Winners of the Oscars are chosen hy secret ballots nf academy's voting members. Nominees for the best picture of J971 are: Clockwork Orange, advertised as "about a man v.ho loves ultrnviolcnce, rape and Beethoven.'1 IL won the New York Film Critics' awards for best picture and direction. K Stanley Kubrick. --Fiddler on the Hoof, a rollicking musical with tragic overtones al the time of tlie Russian revolution. French Connection, a slam-bang contempo- rary melodrama shout two New York detectives on Ihe trail of Minified narcotics. Lrist Picture Show, a nostalgic, black-and- white film about a small Texas town and teen-agers discovering sex. and Alexandra, which depicts the life and turbulent times of Russia's last czar. Petej- Finch, who plays a homosexual doctor in Sunday Bloody Sunday is among the best-actor nomi- nees. Others are Gcnne Hackman. a relentless detective in French Connection; Walter Mntlhau, unwanted wid- ower of Notch: George C. Scolt as the harried medical :hief of The Hospital; and Topol as the milkman philosopher of Fiddler. system TORONTO ky bailed out over Vinh with SiiCOJXH) iti ransom monev. Charged in the- Friday hijack- ing was Richard Floyd McCoy, 29, an rtmalenr skydiver. McCoy. ;i enforcement student at fcrighum Young Uni- versity ana a .skydiving enthu- siast who said he v.a.s n heli- copter pilot while in Vietnam, remained today in Hie Salt Counlv jail without bond. He was formally charged willi air piracy and interfering with flight, crew. Sunday's attempted hijacking was Die eiglrJi involvmr; para- chutes in just under five months, Tlie only parachute- skyjacking in which there have: been no arrests was one involv- ing n man known as D, B. Cooper, still sou pi it jiftoi- hailing out over eastern Washington with 5200.000 he gol from norih- west Airlines. KITCHENER. Out. (CPl A drink before dinner is just what the doctor ordered and residents of the Sunnyside Home for the Aged have their own bar to fill the prescrip- tion. One of the first .senior rili- 7ens' homes in Ontario to set. op a liar Sunnyside has been offering its residents up to (wn drinks in the late after- noon for five years. residenls agree with a United Stales doctor whn .said recently that moderate quant- ities of beer have "a remark- able effect on many elderly people in hospitals.'' drink to that." said Charlie Bindermagel, musing bis pi ass. I've been having a heer every day since I was 14 and its a habit lh.it unuld he very Iinrci to shake Mr, Bmdermagc'] is R.V Surmy.skie physician I) r. Norman MrMurchy doesn't. think tiie alcohol does much poorl fnr blood rirnjlalion. "but it certainly makes Ihese peoplc feel at home." U.S. bombers back war I rotn AIMH'JUTKK