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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta xugun me tcinammjE niKALD With worth of generosity Norman is still a Mailer chauvinist By RALPH NOVAK NEW YORK Into I he crowded room strut Nor- man Mailer and his not necessarily in that order. The sweating pack of wait- ing journalists bristles. Most journalists are would-be auth- ors and there is nothing they like better than grilling an al- ready-is especially one who is as famous and tal- ented as Mailer. A young television reporter whistles to the as Mailer moves to the front of the room. noisy con- fusion reigns as he waits to be- gin talking. let me knsw when you're Mailer says in impatient tones. And there are mumbled indications r SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. F PHONE that the like a large segment of the rest of human- are 'not never have been and never will be ready for Norman Mailer. The occasion for the press conference is a response by Mailer to the critics of his lat- est which he describes as a biogra- of actress Marilyn Mon- roe. Accustomed as he is to dwelling on such cosmic sub- jects as the orgasms and Mailer portrays Miss Monroe as a in an admittedly hypothe- tical closing raises the possibility that the actress was murdered. says that Miss Mon- roe and Robert F. Kennedy were close friends and that re- actionary elements of the FBI NOTICE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT REDEVELOPMENT AREA Various properties owned by the City in this area will eventually be demolished. The City have in the past reclaimed some equipment and materials from the area and some of this has been available for sale. In view of the imminent considerations of demo- it has been decided thct no more salvage will bs done other than for internal City requirerrents. Since it is probable that final demolition will be done on a commercial it is likely that the public will be able to negotiate with the contractor for any salvage materials that are then available. The co-operation of the pufelic in not contacting City staff regarding salvage in this area will be appreciated. Norman Mailer and wanting to embarrass the Kennedy may have planned her death in 1962 so it would appear to be a suicide over unrequited Critics have called the book a lot of including a hack job at overpriced. Mailer tells the that he believes is cne of his best books. you hear me there in the he out while ex- plaining this. can hear He admits his theory is largely speculation but does not apolo- gize for citing same medical evidence that tends to discount suicide as an explanation for Miss Monroe's death. He flatly denies the plagia- rism acknowledging that he never met his subject and that his book is based mainly on two previous biog- raphies Of Miss Monroe and cit- ing instances where he has credited then- authors. He also denies the printing out that he 'had originally contracted to write a word preface to a book of more than 100 photo- graphs. he once m my professional I felt a generous impulse course through He ended up with a took illustrated by more than 100 for which he will receive royal- ties of four per cent instead of his usual 15 par cant. He does not address the ques- tion of perhaps1- bs- cause four per cent of is 80 cents and his publisher has already printed copies of the beak. If overpricing is then Mailer's share of the wages of sin could come to at least which Is enough to make even a literary superstar forget about inflation- ary consequences. Mailer concedes that he hur- ried through the end of the book under pressure of a pub- lisher's deadline but he doesn't apologize. are still about 40 books I want to he says. I'd rather write 10 some- what imperfect books than one or two almost perfect Imperfections notwithstand- Mailer is at some pains to counterattack against his especially Time magazine and television commentator Mike both Mailer foes of long standing. Someone asks what reason Wallace would have for being unfair to him and Mailer says you you can take this Wallace is a jobholder. you talking it is just too old and tired to do anything 1 Mailer seems to be enjoying the press conference. His blue eyes are bright blue and shin- ing. His answers come almost too quickly but they are -witty and lucid. He is poised and short but a slightly kosher le- prechaun. He is still standing in the front of the sweat mat- ting the curly gray hair at the back of his new answer- ing unasked when the reporters begin gathering their equipment and start to talk to each sending up a low murmur that brings an unde- clared but definite end to the press conference. you don't have any more Mailer adds anti- will be it. GRAND OPENING OF HOLIDAY Glendale LOCATED IN HOLIDAY VILLAGE AUG. 18 1 P.M. TO. MIDNITE Under New Ownership and Management Phone 3282855 PRIZES FOR NOVELTY BOWLING Cookbooks for the Ladies Bowling Shirts Passes for Free Games FREE DRAW LADIES' AND MEN'S BOWLING SHOES AND BAG 12 P.M. SATURDAY Don't Miss All The Bookings Now Being Taken for Fall Leagues SHOP AND SAVE ON THESE GREAT there's MORE to love at PRICES EFFECTIVE at CENTRE VILLAGE IGA LETHBRIDGE ONLY FRIDAY and SAT. August 17th and 18th WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES FREE DELIVERY WE HONOR ALL COMPETITORS' FOOD COUPONS REGAL STRAWBERRY SOFT DINNER ROLLS FRESH FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY WITH PECTIN 24 oz. tin c 1.00 TOMATO PRUNE Plus Deposit TOP VALU EVAP. MILK SURF DETERCENT MIRACLE WHIP 15 fl. oz. tins King Size SALAD DRESSING LIBBY'S In TOMATO SAUCE 19 fl. oz .tins 19 fl. oz. tins 32 oz. jar SPAGHETTI LIBBY'S DEEP BROWNED BEANS Dll 11 IB C I fc A ft TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A i W IfUURU d I ELJm .49 RUMP ROAST TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF FULL CUT.................... Ib. FRESH FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY BRAN MUFFINS doz. ORANGE ...-5si'00 CENTRI VtLIACI IGA ITORi HOURSi Open Daily 9 a.m 6 p.m. Thuri. and Fri- 9 a.m. 9 p.m. PRUNE PLUMS ;