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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Auguit H, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HfRAlO 5J, Hal Boyli NEW YORK (AP) Things a columnist might never know If ho didn't open his mail: If your teen-ager is moping because he can't ranke up his mind what career lo follow, tell him to take heart from Bob Hope, Oiu multi-millionaire sup- urstar. lie had the same trou- ble. Before going into show busi- ness, Hope worked as a dance instructor, clerk, boxer, and newspaper reporter. How well New Guinea head- hunters treat your skull after death depends on whether or not you're a mcmlier of the family. If you're a even a mother-in-law they string up your jawbone In a place of honor. If not, they use it to make ornaments and wea- pons. Hunters don't have to hit (lucks or gcase with their pel- lets to kill them. A study show- ed that three per cent ot the wild fowl population wintering in the United Stales dies each year ot lead poisoning from swallowing shotgun pellets that have fallen into their feeding waters. That is a million birds cacli year destroyed inadvert- ently by hunters. SECRET UNCORKED Unusual legislation: In Eliz- atethan England you could be hanged if you opened and road the message in a floating bottle. The law was passed after a fisherman found a con- taining an important political secret. The Queen then ap- pointed an official "Uncorker of Bottles" who was solely authorized to read their con- tents. Good catch: As a child, when you ran around with your mouth open, were you ever startled to have a bug fly into it? Well, that's why mother chimney swifts teach tlicir young to fly around with their mouths open. They catch more insects. Tip to fat men: you're travelling and have no shoe- born, a folded envelope or two can he used as a handy sub- stitute. Mighty waters: Ocean cur- rents are one of the strongest forces visible in nature. They may travel only a mile a month or as last as ICO miles a day. The largest in the world is thn current around Antarctica. The National Geographic Society says it carries more than 100 billion tons of water a .secom Safety note: The reason ex- perts watn motorists against excessive smoking v.hilc driv- ing is that it puts more carbon monoxide in the blood stream. This can deprive the brain and eyes of the total amount of oxygen they need to funclion tit [op capacity. Film is vehicle for self-discovery WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLY Cumulo Nimbus, Ir- biggest balloon, rises from a field near Bristol, England, on its maiden flight. The hoi-air giant is about 120 feet high, and holds cubic feet of nir. Its builder and pilot, Don Cameron, and co-pilol, Mark Ycrry, plan lo attempt the first hot-air crossing of the Swiss Alps in Iho rainbow-colored balloon next week. By VU.TOJI STANTON TORONTO (CP) Some people make movies in search of fame and fortune. Others use film as a me- dium for their persona! ego trips. Canadian film-maker Albn King sees in film a means of self-discovery, for himself and for Individual members of a film-viewing audience. In Us films to date, King lias licen more of an explorer and observer than a creator a catalyst effecting reac- tions rather than an initiator of yet at the same time ar. innovator in film style. His 1989 feature, A Married Couple, illustrates his ap- proach to film making up to this time. Tlw 112-minulc feature fo- used on real-life husband and wife Billy and Antoinette Ed- wards during a period of cri- sis in their marriage. Filmed spontaneously over a 10-week period in their To- roi-to home, around their wor- kaday environs and on vaca- tion in the couple, "long with their then three- year-old son Bogart and dog Merton, are seen throughout much of the daily routine. The lilm's emphasis, how- ever, is on the personal con flicts between husband ant wife, conflicts which threat er.cd to break up their mar riage. COUPLE SEPARATE (Since the film's comple lion, they have, in fact, sepa rated, but King says h doesn't feel "there's any evi dencc in the film" that Ihi would ultimately happen.) Abuses spark changes in execution laws By KI3N I'KITCIIAIin Canadian Press Staff Writer Civilian libertarians in the United Slates were understand- ably jubilant when on June 20 the U.S. Supreme Court, by 5 to 4 vote, abolished the death penalty on a state basis for crimes ranging from murder to rape and armed robbery. A few days later in Britain, a criminal law revision commit- tee brought in recommendations of a different nature. The com- mittee, in its nth report since 1959, urged changes in laws of evidence with the aim, it said, of "making the law less favora- ble to the defence." These contrary swings of the legal pendulum were both in- spired by abuses. In the U.S., death-penalty sta- tistics indicated blacks were being discriminated against. In Britain, police and prosecutors have Ircen complaining that the rules of evidence, help n new breed of professional criminal escape punishment. PRAISED A letter to the editor of the New York Times from a num- ber of cii.slinguishcd lawyers said statistics gathered in the last 40 years showed 90 per cent out of 455) of all those exe- cuted for rape in the U.S. were black. And 90 per cent of all Ihosc in prison June 29 awaiting execution for raps were black. The letter praised the role of a voluntary organization, the legal defence and educational enaissancc R.ducodup.o SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE ORIGINAL VIENNA OIL PAINTINGS 40% HAND CRAFTED PORCELAIN OFF! orted from Franco O IMPORTED GIFTWARE 1 0% to 25% OFF! MEXICAN VELVET PAINTINGS 1 0% OFF! -enaissance Centre Village Mall Phone 328-8412 J, M porks CHARGE? fund of the National association tor the Advancement of Colored People, for bringing the court challenges which led to the abo- lition ot the death penalty and "a historic turn toward humane- ness and rationality in the ad- ministration of justice." 'flic Supreme Court decision followed others through the years which increased the rights of U.S. defendants. An accused person must he promptly warned that he lias the right to remain silent; legal aid must be provided at public expense in a broad range of prosecutions. Ttie British law revision com- mittee recommended that the long-used police caution be abol ished. It would withdraw the right of an accused to make un sworn statements-net subjec to his trial. It would let the court de cide on the admissibilily of i relaxation o present practice. It would even require that a woman give evi dence against her spouse cases involving violence agains her person or a sexual offenc in the household against a per son under 10 years. CRIMINALS SMARTER The committee, whose 10 pre- vious reports have passed into law almost intact, took note of an increase In the number of so- phisticated criminals who "use every possible means to avoid and found a good deal of feeling "that the law ot evidence should be less tender to criminals generally." Bolstering its case are the crime 5.8 per cent in Britain in 1971 over 1970. Behind these opposing legal trends in Britain and the U.S., differences in national tradi- tions and characteristics may be discerned. Britain has long famed for tho honesty and pood judg- ment of Its police and courts. Hut in the U.S., distrust of gov- ernment and authority of all kind is traditional, which may explain the tendency lo impose rules and precedents that curb the power of police and courts. King, a 42-year-old native of ancouver, has teen making Ims since 1950, many of icm documentaries for CBC clcvision. His technique of filming 'ilhout scripts or professional ctors and within as much of ic subjects' natural environ- icnt as possible culminated i the highly-regarded though ontroversial 1966 film, War- rcndale, which dealt with mentally-retarded children. I was finishing Warren- dale, I became aware that it might be possible to make a ilm about an actual marriage n conflict, using this kind of to produce a fresh viewpoint, a different ap- proach, to what has been in fact a theme of drama and literature for as long as men and women have been to- gether." He was a personal friend of the Edwards, who agreed to he the subjects of his film, King says, partly because "they had a strong feeling that this might help them get a new light on their relation- ship, help them see them- selves from a little distance, as it were, and increase their possibility of happiness to- gether." NOT ACTING "Some people have thought that Billy and Antoinette, being very flamboyant, were acting. But I don't think there was much in the film that was out of character. "Sometimes, when we wer- en't there, they would get into something and see a row com- ing up over a matter they both felt strongly about and they would agree to not get into it until we were there. But that was what the enter- prise was all about." King says he was "very careful all the way through the film, and particularly at the beginning, not to instruct them in what to do or push them in any direction or ask for anything, so that every- thing that occurred on film ought to have arisen sponta- neously out of their actions." The entire Edwards house, where most of 70 hours ci film was shot, was rigged in ad- vance with enough additional fixed lighting to provide suffi- cient illumination for filming. This avoided the necessity of moving awkward light stands about from room to room and consequent interference I n normal living conditions. DIRKCTOK LKKT After the first two or three weeks of "setting up a work- 'ng situation tiiat was com- fortable for e v c r y b (i d director King left only the cameraman, sound man and a technical assistant in the house Vi'ith the Edwards fam- ily. .Shooting usually began when the Edwards woke up, continued through breakfast until Billy went to work and then for maytw an hour after that. It would begin again at 4 p.m, and go on until they went to sleep. The film contains scenes King describes as "intimacy of a flirtatious kind" but no love-rnakicg. While on vaca- tion, the family is seen taking a skinny dip, "a very innocent says King. A problem in distribution of the film, at first to theatres and still for television show- ing, is the four-letter language used by both Billy and Anto- inette. Initially, the Ontario censor- ship board sought 34 cuts in the film, but after an appeal it was approved with only a few eb'minations. CKTO, tho Toronto flagship of 1'ie private CTV network, holds the Cana- dian television rights and Uio film also has sold to tho BRC and a German network. King says he believes It has been televised in Germany. LIVING COSTS JUMP BUENOS AIRES (Renter) The cost of living in Argenlia rose Gl.l per cent in the 12 months tip to July said offi- cial figures published Monday. CENTRE VILLAGE MALL BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIA! THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Spaghetti Meat BaSSs 89 Cheeseburger Deluxe Fish and Chips BLUEBERRY Buttermilk Pancakes Smittfs A GREAT PLACE MEET and EAT! to Grits form first time voter group OTTAWA (CI'l The Lib cral party announced here the formation of the Primo Minister's First Time Voter Committee n lO-rnembor group "lo channel the participation o young people in Ihe ncxl cam paign." Chairman of (he new group i; Kathy Robinson, 22, of Toronto youth co-ortlinator of the On tario federal campaign com mittce. "Tlic committee grew out o a series of meetings of younj activists dedicated to assisting the re-cloclion of Prime Mini Ira- Trudoau and Ihc I.iljcri said a press release from the party. HII'... JEANSTON MltAIIB Fall into the line-up of jean casuals. Flare legs, straight legs; slosh pockets, patch pockets; solids, What a formation awaits your inspection, herel Choose several great pair for the start of the school year. For BACK-TO-SCHOOL The LARGEST SELECTION of PANTS and JEANS Kappies Cuffed Big Bell Jeans H.I.S. Jeans, Cords and Crushed Velvet Pants H.A.S.H. Denims and Brushed Cords with Matching Jackets if Westland Denim Jeans Lee Boot Cut Jeans Flared Denims, Boot Cut and Cords H.I.S. Hi-Rise Cuffed Pants in Fortrel, Brushed Cord and Denim Blousy Shirts by Downtown Fashions T-SHIRTS MUSCLE SHIRTS SHRINKS KAPPIES HOT PANTS ALL The Original Price! 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