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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Negro private eye called ra smasfi9 HOLLYWOOD CAP) Rich- ard Round tree, Ihc movio sci-ccn'.s1 first Negro private eye, is taking sudden recognition by bolli whiles and al- tcndanl pleas for calmly. In Shaft, a contemporary thriller in the Bogar-Cagney- Robinson traclilion, Koundtrcc, plays a lough New York City sleuth who clashes with (lie Mafia, black militants and po- lice. Touches of sex, nudity and rough language gave it an "R" adults only. In five weeks Shaft paid ils 51.2 million cost. ]ji seven, with openings yet to come in many cities, the MOM release lias grossed It's the sec- ond film directed by famed photographer Gordon (The Learning Tree) Parks. Critics have called it "A fast- moving pleasure" and "an en- joy a b I e, suspenseful who's- domg-it." Of Kountree they've written: "He's a smash" "Reason enough to see the movie." Soft-voiced, Roundlree admits with a smile: "That handclap- pin' is a very addictive drug." He was here from his New York home for a brief visit that RICHARD ROUNDTREE Car stolen from Fende NELSON, B.C. (CP) A 19- year-old Saskatchewan youth was sentenced here to IB months after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a stolen car and breaking and entering. Willis A. Tewean, of Carlyle, Sask was arrested at Crescent Valley, B.C., in the West Koo- lenay, about 15 miles west of here. Police said he was in posses- sion of a car taken from an auto body shop at Ferine, B.C., in the East Koolcnay. bore fruit in two deals: A S'naft sequel was set to start filming next January in the Bahamas. Meanwhile he'll star as a U.S. diplomat in an independent film with Chuck Connors and Broder- ick Crawford on location in Le- banon. Protesting war veteran sets self ablaze SAIGON CAP) A Vietnam- ese war veteran set himself afire at a main downtown in- tersection today to protest Vice-President N g uyen Cao Ky's disqualification from the presidential election Oct. 3. A military policeman sprayed him nith a fire extinguisher, and an ambulance took him to hospital. Doctors said he was in a coma with burns on cent of his body. per it I HED SKELTON JACKIE GLEASON JACK BENNY BILL COSBY Funnymen find TV no paradise By DOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) Televi- sion lament: Where have all the comics gone? Back lo Las Vegas, that's where. Also Kaye, summer Eei'le, concerts Jack Benny, Cosby, and even selling Lewis. Some will also be turn- ing i'f> on TV guest appearances and their own specials. But for steady employment, television is a depressed area for comics. Look at the casual- ties among last season's shows: Cosby, Red Skelton, Jackie Gieason, Don Knotls, Jim Na- bors, Andy Griffith. Only one new comic made the network scene, and he scored big: Flip Wilson. He'll be back for tile 1971-72 season, of course, as will Rowan and Martin with their Laugli-ln. Then there's Dean Martin, who sings as much as he clowns. Also the Bob Hope specials. EDMONTON (CP) Agri- culture Minister H. A. Rusle Tuesday asked the federal gov- ernmenl to begin immediate negotiations lo encourage the Japanese lo postpone the appli- CHOLERA OUTBREAK j An outbreak of cholera killed! 719 persons in Ghana earlier in 1071, a licalth ministry spokes- man said. Callon o[ new in' CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "TfiL'E GRIT" In Technicolor. Starring Acadamy Award winner John Glen Campbell and Kim Darby. Wednesday, August 18. Show at p.m. Family. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "THE OBLONG BOX'' In color Starring Vincent Price and Cliristopher Lee. An adult horror show, Wednesday, August 18. Show at p.m. Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "FLAP'' In Technicolor. Starring Anthony Quinn. Wed- nesday and Thursday. August and 19. Wednesday show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. TABER Tower Theatre "CATCH 22" 111 color. Starring Jon Voight, Alan Arkm and Orson Welles. Wednesday, August 18. Shows at and p.m. Hcslricletl Adult. creased import duties on pork. He said Ihe Alberla depart- ment of agriculture has learn- ed lhat the Japanese will es- tablish quota restrictions and'ease duly levels on pork substantially afler Scpl. 30. Ca- nadian meal packers were re- luctant lo mnkc commitments lo fill orders before that date because they were not certain wbclhcr llicy could meet the deadline. "It is extremely importani lhal as much poik as possible move before new trade restric lions Lake he said. Dock strikes in Ihe northwest- em United Stales and a long- Icrm shortage of port facili- ties al Vancouver were the cause of the packers' uncer- tainty. Mr. Ruste said he does nol want trade restrictions and con- gestion at (he Vancouver port lo jeopardize the developing market for Alberta livestock products. To date, the Alberta red meat export council had been making progress in meet- ing the specialized meat quirements of Japan. auto centre If stopping is your problem a Woolco Auto Centre brake job is the answer. 4-WHEEL BRAKE RELINE, We inslall bonded broke shoes on all four wheels, check master cylinder, check com- plete hydraulic brake system including wheel cylinders and grease seals and road test. (Paris other than brake shoes extra if JUST SAY, NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE WORK IS PERFORMED ON CAR WITHOUT CUSTOMER'S KNOWLEDGE AND PERMISSION. FOR APPOINTMENT PHONE 3288014 Monday rsclay c rff Open Monday nnd Tuesday 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. lo 1 p.m. _ Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m.; Snlurday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. iege Shopping Mnll Former U.S. president Harry S Truman says his secretary of defence, Georji> C. Marshall, was Ihe only official initially lo voice, disagreement over Ihe chief executive's Tiring of Gtn. Uouglas IMacArthur during Ihe Korean War. MacA r I h u r was command- er of United Nations troops in Korea. Truman, in an interview in this month's Esquire magazine, declared he had "called every- body together" at the peak ot his K o r e a n War dispute with MacArlhur and told them "I'm going to lire that right now." Interviewer Robert Alan Ar- thur quoted Truman as saying "everyone agreed except George Marshall, who said it would hurt troop morale in Ke- ren" and "we'd have trouble gelling mililary appropriations through Congress." i Lord Thomson of Fleet leok a swing at "extreme" social services and "cockeyed" youth programs in Toronto, although he conceded it wouldn't do him much good. The Toronto born, 77-year- old head of the w o r 1 dwide Thomson communications em- pire admilled: "I'm way off lo the right and I'm afraid my views will nev- er prevail." "I wouldn't be here lonight if I hadn't made it my own ho told 225 businessmen, law- yers and accountants. S: Two former meter maids who say they were fired at Guelph, Ont., July 13 because they are too pretty lost a bid lo regain their jobs when council voted 8 (o 3 against reviewing the dis- missals. "We'll take the matter to the provincial government if we have said 18 year old Penny Collier, who was fired along with Marie Mammuliti, 13. That's all in Sie line of the straight comic. Yet television in seasons past had been the fun- nyman's paradise. Remember Uncle Millie, Red Buttons, Jack Carter, Ed Wynn, Jack Carson, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Sid C a e s a r, George Burns, George Gobel, and all the oth- ers? What caused the television world lo go sour for comics? A sage observer is Hal Kan- t e r, producer-direclor-wriler who successfully moved from stand-up and Lewis, Gobel to the situation 1 kind Julia, next sea s o n's Jimmy Stewart Show. "I tliink the decline of the comic in television is a passing Kanter remarked. "The main problem is lhal new comics are needed. When o talented new one comes along, he'll be welcomed. Flip Wilson proved that The trouble is that they have liltle ground on which to de- velop their latent. Most of the current crop came from night clubs. Except for tire casino- backed clubs of Nevada, the ni- tery industry has declined to al- most nothing. Economics plays a role in the decline of comics in TV. Few comedy-variety shows have re- play value. Much of the humor is topical, and the music be- comes dated fast. As Ranter says: "A guy can be the leader of the nation's top rock group and in six months people ask 'who's he'? On the other hand, situation comedies can go on forever. Witness endless replays of 1 j Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show. HARRY TRUMAN Fired MacArthnr Talks gi-iiid on HELSINKI (Reuter) The IHh plenary session of the U.S.- Soviet strategic arms limita- tion talks was held at the So- viet Embassy Tuesday. The ses- sion lasted one hour and 50 min- utes, of which 20 minutes was given lo informal discussions. The next meeting will be held at Ihe U.S. Embassy Friday. MANY LUFT HOMELESS PATNA, India (Reuler) Monsoon floods in the eastern Indian stale of Bihar have driven more than 1.6 million people from their homes since earlv Julv. Ontario provincial secretary John Yaremko said in Toron- to he is "mad as hell" aboul an Ontario government publi- cation showing pictures of a drunken Indian lying in the street and other Indians load- ing a canoe with cases of beer. Tlie pictures illustrate an ar- ticle about Ontario's north country in the Topical Quart- erly, a provincial publication with a circulation of about government employees. Mr. Yarmeko said in an in- terview the scenes show a "remarkable insensiti v i t y in perpetuating a stereotype, in- cor-ecl image of Indians." He would demand an apology from the authors. Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "Billy Jack" Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Summer M2" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "Shootout" Last Complete Show GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN "Odd Couple" "Love Story" One Complete Show ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd Avenue South EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES JACKPOT IN 53 NOS. 10th GAME BONUS JACKPOT SB NOS. NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS ALLOWEDI PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN CANTEEN ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY-AUG. 19-VAGABONDS FRIDAY-AUG. 20-MOON GLOWS SATURDAY-AUG. 21-CLIFFS'S COMBO In the Centre of Things WED., AUG. 13 VIMY LOUNGE 'THE METROS' SAT., AUG. 21 VIMY LOUNGE 'MOONGLOWS' FRI., AUG. 20 BEAVER ROOM 'THE HIGHWAYS' SAT., AUG. 21 BEAVER ROOM 'THE HIGHWAYS' Royal Canadian Legion GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. A FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS Isl AVENUE AND 9lh ST. S. -Wednesday, August 18, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Oddities in the news LOOK FOR NOSH ROME (ficuler) _ Police went to an apartment Monday to look for a woman's nose, bitten off by her husband din- ing a quarrel. They found il in a corridor and drove with it, sirens blar- ing, lo hospital, where sur- geons immediately sewed it back on. Police arrested 37-year-old Salvatore Cali. His 40-year-old irife Veneranda was expeclod lo remain in hospilal for about four weeks. HOOKS HIS WIFE MIAMI (AP) Patrolman Otis Pitts booked his wife on two driving charges, testified againsl her in Iraffic court Monday, then paid her ?10 fine and promised lo baby sil while she attends drivers' school. HOLE UNDER HOUSE BLAYDON, England fAPI- Edward Slainer lifted the floorboards in his living room in an atlempl lo trace Ihe source of a worrisome draught. He found a deen hole. "There was just no ground said tho horrified SUi- ne, who has lived in the house in this County Durham mining village for 20 years. National Coal Hoard offi- cials confirmed find wiw a 200-ypar-old mireshaft, and informed him (he could have collapsed if the hole had been a few inches wider. Coal hoard officials now plan to try to fill the hole with concrete, hoping il won'l get any wider. THE GREAT MISSOURI The Missouri Hjve.- is miles long. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Ctrtified Dental Mechanic National Store Bldg, Ph. 327-7244 lelhbridgB NOW SHOWING at nnd p.m. A Romantic Film one fhat Glows warmly. Jennifer O'Neills is a girl of Most Magical Loveliness. RESTRICTED ADULT NOW SHOWING at and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT The picture everyone will be talking about Don't miss it prelects children and other living things BILLY JACK LfiUGHLIN DELORES TAYLOR TECHNICOLOR' COLLEGE Tonight thru Sat. at ond p.m. RY PECK HALWALLIS SHOOT OUT PHONE 71100 IIDIUF.IN REEN ACRES UKlVE-lli JUNCTION OF MAYOR MAGRATH-COUTTS HIGHWAY TONIGHT THURS., FRI., SAT.] Brought Back To Thrill You Again AiiMacGraw Ryan O'Neal ADULT IN COLOR t HOKMO G UiKSW- WWUS MILLER Produclrai Gates open p.m. Show starts p.m. IN "IKE ODD COUPLE" No. 2 JACK LEMMON WALTER MATIHAU ;