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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta ____Thurtday, Docember 10, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 39 J' jsfck3 SCREAMS OF PAIN Margaret Orr, a 19-year-old Newmorket, Ont., girl, screamed for 90 minutes while police and firemen used power saws to free her from the wreckage of her car. A special steel-cutting saw was used while firemen sfood fay with fire extinguishers as sparks showered her larpaulin-covered face. She suffer- multiple leg, hip, pelvis wounds, a skull fracture and ether internal injuries in a head-on collision. Shouts of discrimination dwindle Long-liaired find havens By PAUL GESSELL SASKATOON (CP) The city that once heard shouts of discrimination by long-haired youth now only hears the odd whisper, as the youth have found places where they feel acceptance. Many of the "long-hairs" refer to last summer's dis- turbances at the Bessbnrough. Hotel with nostalgia because they fought for something they believed in. However, they lost the war and quietly retreated to other establish- ments. COAT SPECIAL Regular to 159-98 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL CLEARING FROM 50% OFF Luxurious Fox, Mink and Muskrat fur trimmed coats in Plains, Tweeds and Plaids, Also o good selection of un- trimmed styles. CAR COATS and JACKETS In Suedes. Crinkle Patent, Wet Look, Fur Fabrics and Plaids. Reguior 149.98 CLEARING FROM 50% OFF DRESSES Beautiful selection of casual, cocktail, long gowns and evening pant suits. SPORTSWEAR Plaid co-ordinates by Mr. Leonard. Co-ordinating sportswear by Tan Jay and Koret. large assortment of JUMPSUITS PANTSUITS for Casual Wear. and Gift Suggestions for Her Gowm and Peignoir Scarf and Glove Sell Slip and Brief Sets Fine Gauge Boiany by Kayser Sweaters by Dallteith, HosKss Gowns also Bulky Knits lounginn Pyjamas Frilly and Softly Tailored Hosiery and Panly Hose Blouses 407 5th Street South Phone 327-5176 The Bessborough, a stately, castle-like hotel, was the scene of demonstrations by about 200 youths protesting the hotel's dress policy. They invaded the beverage room and helped themselves to beer, staged sit-ins and got in- volved in scuffles, but the man- agement remained steadfast to rules prohibiting blue jeans and other "inappropriate" dress. The youths needed a beer par- signs read "We want beer, not dope o many moved to a hotel in a less-fash- ionable section of downtown. TRY TO IGNORE IT On weekends now the long- haired, Mue-jeaned youths sit and sip their draught in their current home-away-from- home and refer to the "riots at the only in whis- pers. As one of their group said "Defeat does not rest easy with idealists and they are faying to ignore the situa- tion rather than accept defeat or continue the struggle." At the Bess, the youths were protesting what they consider- ed a loss of civil liberties by being refused service in a pub- lic place because of their ap- pearance. The Bcssborougb said its dress policy is being enforced, with not many "i n a p p r o- p r i a t e 1 y dressed people" trying for service. Blue jeans are not allowed in the dining lounge and torn or dirty clothing is frowned upon in any area of the hotel. A spokesman for the protes- tors at the time of the dem- onstrations said the focal point was discrimination against long haired youth. The hotel management preferred to call it refusing to serve people in inappropriate dress patch- ed or torn clothes, bare feet or chests, and for using four-let- ter words liberally. Most of those whn took part in the protests have accepted that establishments have the right to set. standards of at- tire. CHANGE OK HEART Meanwhile the manager of the hotel that received many of the Bessborough cast-offs is not happy with the situation in his beverage room, but he also keeps his displeasure to a whisper. "I'm not in favor of all these people coming here with blue jeans. They're ruining my establishment He says he doesn't mind long hair, but "some of these people come here looking like they crawled out of bed." In only raro cases is anyone ejected from his hotel. Misbe- havior or the odd woman "ex- posing too much of her chest" are about the only circum- stances in which people are to leave. He was happy to receive the "long-hairs" business at first, but has had a change of heart. "Whenever I ask a long- haired person to leave be- cause of unruly behavior, I am accused of discrimination. And if you ask one person to leave, tbay all start holler- ing." If police come to remove someone from the beverage room, patrons side with the person in trouble and cause difficulties for the police, he said. He now gives the Bessbor- ough credit for putting its foot down and refusing service, but he hasn't yet practised strict measures himself. VAGRANT HERO STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (CP) Former French foreign legionnaire Jimmy Williamson has just received the Croix de Guerre and the French Bronze Star for at Narvik, Nor- way. 30 years though the 54-y e a r -o 1 d Staffordshire man joined the legion only to escape a jail sentence for va- grancy. Trend conl.inii.fin toward lol.fd exposure. Film nudity unknown five years ago HOLLYWOOD (AP) Five ployed for Mia Farrow in Rose- ma'ry's Baby and for Elizabeth Taylor in Reflections in a frontally nude. This highly visible manifesta- tion of the sex revolution in the United States has brought change and controversy. The is- sues are moral, professional and ariiaiie. Church forces were responsi- ble for the quelling of nudity in early American films. Moralists placed such pressure on Holly- wood that a frightened industry years ago, nudity was unknown in major A m e r i c a n films. Today, the display of bosoms j Golden Eye. and bchimls is common and the Natalie Wood and Dyan Can- trend continues toward total ex-! iron refused to appear nude for posure j the four-in-a-bed scene in Bob And'it is not merely in mid Carol and Ted and Alice, skin-flicks that play the grind} Miss Cannon reasoned: I houses The million Catch 22 i don't want lo play a nude scene, features a scene in which Paula I think the human body is a Prcntiss stands on a raft wav- very beautiful thing; I dig the ing to Alan Arkin. She is fully, human body. But I think nudity is being exploited in movies. Producers are using it to sell tickets." Box-office popularity of nudity is demonstrated by the millions earned by I Am Curious (Yd- low) and the flood of other Scandinavian sex films. The les- son has not been wasted on American film-makers. GUILD PHOTKSTS The result is that more and more ing asked to play nude scenes. adopted a p r o d u c 1 1 o n code which now seems ludicrous in b its strictness. Among its strictures: "Com- matter has caused con- Dlete nudity is never permitted Undressing scenes should be avoided. j appointed committees in Holly- Indecent or undue i.-smisure is I wood and New forbidden. Children's sex complaints and cera to the Screen Actors Guild. President Charlton Boston has York to hear make recoin- organs are never to be ex- posed." The 1930 Production Code, with rare amendments, was strictly enforced for 35 years. In 1965, The Pawnbroker became the first major American film to expose female breasts, and it became a cause celcbre. Produ- cer Ely Landau argued that the exposure was a valid dramatic point, and the Production Code office reluctantly agreed. CENSORS BANNED Despite opposition, movies be- came nuder than ever. Nothing could stop the trend. The courts outlawed censorship boards, granting freedom of the screen under the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The end of Hollywood's fig leaf era came with the estab- lishment of the classification system in November 1968. Vir- tually anything could be por- trayed on the screen, as long as children could be barred from seeing it. "There are no guidlines for nudity." said a spokesman for the Motion Picture Association, which administers the classifi- cation system. "It's strictly a matter of how it is presented. Our attitude is more lenient for a serious, well-made film than for the ob- vious skin picture." The acceptance of nudity in films poses a professional di- lemma to performers: to strip or not to strip. Some actresses refuse. In the case of a few stars, this has brought a new phenomenon to the acting profession: the nude- in. Substitute bodies were em- mendations. British Briefs SOUND OF SILENCE SALFORD, England (CP) A high-pitched noise which fast- driving motorists can't hear but which could kill them has been discovered by researcher working in Lancashire and Lon- don. The inaudible sound caused by the slipstream rushing over the automobile's body can cause dizziness, blurring of vision and nausea which might lead to loss of control. WIG WARDROBE NOTTINGHAM, England (CP) Fashionable women in the 1970s will probably have a different styled and colored wig for every day of the week, a beautician told a congress here. Brian Brears suggested as hem lines get shorter and clothes more see-through, the fashion focus will switch to hair. "As she takes off more and more, she will want to add to her crowning he said. BIRD DENTISTRY DOUGLAS, Isle of Man (CP) Happy the great Indian horn- bill was happy again after seeing the dentist. He had been unable to eat since he broke off part of his huge upper beak at the Curragh wildlife park. The dentist fitted a plastic dental plate to tie beak to satisfy Hap- py's requirements. Details of the operation, only the second of its kind, were sent to other zoos. WORLD OF SHOES 317A Sixth Street South Have a Complete Selection of HANDBAGS if WINTERBOOTS if DRESS SHOES for miladi! IDEAL FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING! Magicubes X-15 Models CHRISTMAS SPECIALS at DRAFFIN'S DOWNTOWN KODAK INSTAMATIC 24- 401 5th Street South 0' 1 1 PERFUMES CHANEL FABERGE YARDIEY COLOGNES if MAX FACTOR i, TWEED WHEEL CHAIRS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFF TIMEX WATCHES 25% OFF AT DISCOUNT PRICES..... MEN'S TOILETRIES BRUT PUB OLD SPICE HAI KARATE BIACK BELT GTO ROYAL REGIMENT BRITISH STERLING PRICED FROM AND OF COURSE Famous Laura Secord Candies DRAFFIN'S DRUG STORE OPEN WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY YEAR ROUND FREE DELIVERY FREE GIFT WRAPPING Said Hcslon: "With employment as low as it is in the movie business, some of our members have been subjected to brutally im- moral pressures to do things which are against their princi- ples." Some of the complaints from guild nu'mbers: Actresses arc signed to con- tracts without being told they will be required to perform nude. Then they must either do so or lose the job. Photographers steal shots of nude scenes and sell them lo magazines. Actresses have been required to strip before being considered for film roles. The artistic aspect of nudity in the films has been debated on all sides. One of the voices of moderation is George Sealon, director-writer whose Airport has already amassed a lion gross while exposing not a single female breast. "If nudity is part of the story, then 1 have no objection to he commented. "What 1 do ob- jeci to is tiie gratuitous use of nudity in an appeal to the pru- rient element of the audience. "I think nudity in most cases is unnecessary. Ernst Lubitch was able to make a sexier scone out of a closed bedroom door and the shoes of Hie butler than today's directors can do with total fornication. A lot of film-makers today are simply not making use of their imaginations." ONLY 'KNTEHTAIIV.MK.Vr' On the opposite side i.s Russ Meyer, who pioneered the skin- flick and then was brought into the Establishinonl to make Be- yond the Valley of the Dolls for 2Mb Century-Fox. 1 "Nudity in pictures is such a phoney issue: I don't even de- fend it any more.'1 said Meyer. "Nowadays the formula is: if nudity is story-oriented, it's AOK; il it's not too much, it's AOK. ".Sheer hypocrisy! The film- makers shoot one scene of nud- ity to make it palatable for the sophisticated audience, which will believe it lias 'redeeming social value.' Then the same film-makers will 'sell the pic- ture' on the basis of that, one scene. "Me. I've always used nudity for entertainment. That's all: entertainment. And that's what the public seems to want." from BERT RECORD BAR FENDER GUITARS STRATOCASTER 3 pick-up Termolo. New with case, flUOQfi Regular SPECIAL ___............ -9twO MUSTANG 2 pick-up Tremolo. New with cose. Regular SPECIAL........... HARMONY GUITARS SOLID BODY 2 pick-up with cose. Regular SPECIAL SOLID BODY 2 pick-up Tremolo with case. Regular SPECIAL............ 69.95 89.95 Many Hofner Electric and Gibson Acoustic Guitars at Drastically Reduced Prices! MISCELLANEOUS PARADE DRUM Rogers (used) including sticks and sling, SPECIAL Bb TROMBONE With case. Regular CHORD ORGAN Portable. Regular 49.95. SPECIAL RCA PORTABLE STEREO VSA 1082. Plus 2 free records......... 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