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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Freedom of expression could be threatened Information monopoly says committee Thursday, December 10, THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID OTTAWA (CP) The special Senate committee on the mass media says freedom of expres- sion could be threatened by the media's "tendency towards a state of natural monopoly." "There are places in this country where a few people hold what amounts to an information says the commit- tee's report, tabled in the Se- nate Wednesday. "This is not exactly conducive to press freedom." The report says the press in Canada by and large is free be- cause it is. by and large, re- sponsible. But there were threats to this freedom: Interference by gov- ernment, unwarranted govern- ment secrecy, the power of the corporation, high-handed ar- ARMADA IS lions by police, prosecutors and i porters, newspapers and broad- judges, and the economic tend- casting stations being forced or encies of the media themselves. The report describes shocking the intimidation and harassment, both legal and ex tra-legal, of the underground press, particularly Vancouver's Georgia Straight. SET PRECEDENT Harassment of the paper had produced a regrettable legal precedent. The British Columbia Su- preme Court had upheld validity of the City of Vancouver's ac- tion in revoking the George's Straight's business licence. The city's two dailies, the Sun and Province, "now are under a strong legal obligation to com- port themselves as the mayor sees fit." The committee says it is sad- dened that most daily news- papers were lukewarm in their editorial approach to the issue or ignored it altogether. ''We find this reticence strange, especially when (he same newspapers are capable of such fire and eloquence on the subject of postal rates." The harassment of the under- ground press was the most striking instance the conimitee had found of press freedom being infringed. There were also "numerous and alarming instances" of re- EL RANCHO CABARET TONIGHT "Magellan" FRIDAY and SATURDAY "Shamen" SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "BARQUERO" In color. Starring Lee Van Cleef arid John Phillip Law. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Decem- ber 10, U and 12. Thursday show at p.m. Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "THEY CALL ME Mil. TIBBS" In color. Stan-ing Sid- ney Poitier and Martin Landau. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 10, 11 and 12. Thursday show at p.m. Adult. Now On Sale Theatre Gift Books For Christmas For Every Age Group. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "BARQUERO" In color. Starring Lee Van Cleef and John Fillip Law. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Decem- ber 10, It and 12. Thursday show at p.m. Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "MAROONED" In Eastman Color. Starring Gregory Peck, Hichard Crenna and David Janssen. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 10, 11 and 12. Thursday shows at and p.m. Family. Cer ouf of life Take the family to a movie PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMING and SKATING SCHEDULE ADAMS PARK ICE CENTRE Friday, Dec. 1 llh- Mothers and Pre-Sehooiers Free Skating noon Public Skating p.m. Salurday, Doc. Public Skating p.m. Public Skating p.m. Sundoy, Doc. Beginners Skating p.m. Public Skating p.m. Family Skating p.m. LETHBRJDGE ARENA Saturday, Dec. Public Skating p.m. Monday, Dec. Free Public Skating p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE Friday, Dec. llth_ Free Public Skating p.m. Saturday, Doc. Public Skating p.m. Sunday, Dec. Beginners Skating p.m. Public Skating p.m. NOTE: There will be no Public Skating at the Lethbridge Arena on Friday evening, December 11, 1970 due to a previous booking commitment. PUBLIC SWIMMING SCHEDULE FRITZ SICK POOL Friday, Dec. llth- NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. Public Swim p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12th- Public Swim................... p.m. Sunday, Dec. Public Swim................... p.m. Family Swim p.m. Monday, Dec. NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. pressured into acting as police informants. This represented a "genuine danger to freedom of the press." FILMS SEIZED The committee presented sev- eral Montreal examples of po- lice seizing newspaper and tele- vision film of street, demonstra- tions as evidence in prosecuting the demonstrators. But it concluded that "news- man's should not exist in Canada. Reporters should not enjoy any privilege inside the court- room not shared by other citi- zens. Press freedom involve more than freedom to publish, the committee says. It involved "the public's right of access to information." Tills right must be protected. Governments sometimes in- fringed on this right. But a more likely source of infringe- ment was the "economic tend- encies of the press itself." The committee said it could see the day when government might have to consider interven- tion not to preserve a news- paper's freedom to publish but to establish a citizen's right to have his views expressed in the mass media. The possibility ot the public being silenced by its own press was a far-off threat. But the committee said it hopes Uie tendency toward mo- nopoly in the mass media will be arrested. Jazz musician making comeback TORONTO (CP) Malt Movin' On sold sonic 3.5 million Newspapers supply stones used by radio., television OTTAWA (CP) The Senate committee on the mass media says the vast majority of news brcadeast on radio and televi- sion is based on information col- lected by newspapers. In a report tabled Wednesday the Senate, the committee soys it learned of one case where two radio stations in the same town broadcast "exactly the same news stories, word for uord." News is obtained from news- papers by The Canadian Press, the national news-gathering co- operative, and distributed across Canada. Broadcast News, a CP subsidiary, distrib- utes the same news to many radio and TV stations. Digest hit by media probe By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) Tax advan- tages now provided for Cana- dian advertisers in Time and Reader's Digest but not in the Canadian editions of other for- eign magazines sold in Canada should be discontinued, tile Se- nate committee on mass media recommends. The committee headed by Senator Keith Davey tario) also says in its report that if this move does not im- prove the competitive position of Canadian magazines, Time and Header's Digest should he required to sell 75 per cent of their Canadian interests to Ca- nadian owners. The report was tabled in the Senate Wednesday. The Canadian editions of Time and Header's Digest, pub- lished in Canada since the 1940s, are the only ones now exempt from a 1964 Income Tax Act provision that Canadian adver- tising in the Canadian editions of foreign magazines is disal- lowed as a business operating expense. The committee said Time ami Reader's Digest Canadian edi- tions have a big advantage over other Canadian magazines be- cause they get most of their edi- torial matter from their parent U.S. magazines at low cost. Magazines in general, the re- port says, constitute "the only national press we possess giving a depth, whole- ness and texture to journalism that no other media can pro- vide. But only four magazines in Canada could be judged as healthy by normal business Reader's Dig- est, Miss Chatelaine and To- ronto Calendar. PRINTED HERE Time's Canadian edition is published by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Internation- al's head office in New York, Jobless ranks growing at Calgary CALGARY (CP) About persons were unemploy- ed in the Calgary area to Nov. 30 compared with for the corresponding period in 1969, says Ted Palmer, local man- ager of the Unemployment In- surance Commission. "We have been taking In close to new claimants week and had close to 500 Mon- he said in an interview Tuesday. "0 u r intakes are running about 100 per cent above last year and active claimants are about 129 per cent above 1969." The city's unemployment sit- uation has remained high since early summer when more than were on the jobless list, equalling last winter's record. PC candidate VEGKEVILE (CP) John Matiuk, reeve of Lamont Coun- ty, won the Progressive Con- servative nomination to con- test the next provincial election for the constituency of VeRre- villc-Bnice. Mr. Matiuk, 47, of Mundare won the nomination on the sec- ond ballot, defeating lawyer Mike Kawiilych of Vegreville. DIED IN' OI'TICE Sis United States yice-presi- dents have died while in offices. and is edited in Montreal and printed in Montreal and Vancou- ver. The Digest's English and French Canadian editions are 30-per-cent Canadian-owned anc are edited and printed in Mont- real. Miss Chatelaine is a Ma- clean-Hunter magazine p u b- lished in Toronto for the teen- age fashion market. Toronto Calendar is a digest of Toronto happenings circulated free to upper-income Torontoni- ans. The Davey committee founc that other major Canadian mag- Night, Ma- clean's and in a precarious financial condition. Weekend newspaper supple- ments were getting a declining share of the industry's advertis- ing revenues. Time and Reader's digest draw about 56 per cent of total Canadian advertising expendi- tures in the major consumer magazine field. This is up from 43 per cent in a dozen years, the report said. "It is reasonable to anticipate that Time and Reader's Digest will continue to grab off larger and larger proportions of avail- able revenues. The end result, quite conceivably, could be that the only mass magazines serv- ing this country would be the heavily-subsidized, heavily-pro- tected Canadian editions." Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "No Blade of Grass" Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Carry on in the Legion" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "I Walk the Line" Last Complete Show "For the work of Broadcast News, we have mostly the committee says. "It pro- vides a good basic service at modest cost and every news broadcasting operation relies upon it at least to some extent." WELCOMES OTHERS But the committee welcomes the recent development of other radio news services in addition to BN such as Contemporary News and Standard Broadcast News. "These services contribute to a diversity of viewpoint that is most welcome in news broad- casts and is equally welcome in the related area in the public affairs features. The committee says many people feel TV is the most relia- ble source of news. "Yet the chances are that the television station and the local newspaper both obtained that story from the same place, CP- BN, and it is not inconceivable that Uie same CP man wrote them both." The committee says broad- casters tend to place more im- portance on entertainment pro- gramming than news. It urges both the publicly-owned CBC and the private CTV network to improve TV news. Lucas is making a comeback. In case anyone is wondering just who Matt Lucas is, he's a former Musician of the Year in Belgium; he wrote and recorded the song I'm Movin' On, which sold more than 3.5 million cop- ies in 1963, and has dona a bit of time in movies. copies and he was voted Musi- cian of the Year in Belgium. But, as is the story with many musicians, Lucas and his for- tune soon parted. After a while he settled down in London, Ont., his wife's hometown, and took a job in a printing house, a trade he had Lucas is a jazz musician, and learned when he was a teen- with a recent offer of to ager. cut some records, he must be good. Ilis musical life started in his early teens when he played drums for groups in his neigh- borhood. He was bom in Poplar Bluff, Mo. "I was just a little kid and 1 had to bribe the black guys to let me play with them. I'd go out and buy a bottle of Bourbon and give it to the drummer in this club near where I lived, and then after he'd had a little taste, I'd ask, 'Mind if I sit and he'd say 'Sure and go off with the Bourbon and I'd sit behind the da-urns and wait all night long." When he turned 16 he decided to take a. crack at acting and left with two friends for Holly- wood. But things didn't seem to work. "Well I was just a dumb country kid Lucas savs now. "Funny thing was that after I made it in music a few years later I got bit parts in a couple of Face In The Crowd, and Hoodlum Priest." SONGS CAUGHT ON He then worked his way through a number of jazz and rhythm and blues bands. By the early 1960s he was recording songs, mostly things he wrote himself, that caught on in the popular market. That's when his record of I'm FOR DAILY INSPIRATION 327-4581 PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT 49 NUMBERS Lethbridge Elks Lodge Room (Upstairs) EVERY THURSDAY -8 P.M. THIS WEEK AT THE MOTORHOTEL IMPERIAL LOUNGE HARRY BAILEY at the ORGAN TUESDAY thru SATURDAY EMBASSY LOUNGE Direct from the Phillipmes "ROSALIA PASCUAL" MONDAY thru SATURDAY PIRATES COVE CABARET 1 "HORSE" j WED., THURS., FRI. 8 B S B S i ft I WED" THURS" FRI' n PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE TELEFUNKEN AMPLIFIER and SPEAKERS......10% OFF PANASONIC 16" COLOR PORTABLE TV.......20% OFF TELEFUNKEN STEREO COMBINATION.........25% OFF LLOYDS PORTABLE RADIO-STEREO PLAYER.....20% OFF ALL TELEVISION-RADIOS-COMPONENTS-CASSETTES AND PAINTINGS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE THAT'S AT DOWNTOWN ON SEVENTH STREET BERT {.MAC'S "ESTABLISHED IN LETHBRIDGE OVER 31 YEARS" Phonos 327-3232 327-5560 lie still wrote in his spare time but never thought of re- turning to the business until re- cently when he was offered to make some records. Soon, he's going into the record- ing studio. He figures that he's a little older now, a little smarter, and if' he makes it back up there again, he'll hang on to his money this time around. Applications for divorce 011 increase EDMO_NTON (CP) Appli- cations for divorce in the Ed- monton Judicial District have increased substantially sinco the country's divorce laws were relaxed in July, 19C9. Supreme Court officials said here that applications for di- vorce are running at between 50 and 60 a week, compared with 20 to 25 prior to July, The Edmonton Judicial Dis- trict covers about one-third Alberta. PHILCO-FORD COLOR TV JACK'S 302 13th St. N. COLLEGE CINEMA COLLEGE'HALL ACRES OF f ffee PA SATURDAY at and SUNDAY at p.m. only ONE SHOWING ONLY SATURDAY at p.m. CHiLDRENS MATiNEES THE MOST EXCITINS ADVENTURES A BOY EVER HAD] METRO-GOLDWW-MAYER SAMUEL GOLDWYN, JR'S MARK TWAIN'S The .Adventures of All SEATS SHOP WORRY FREE IEAVE THE us THIS PROGRAM ALSO SHOWING SATURDAY AT TOWER THEATRE TABER REX THEATRE BLAIRMORE CHECK IOCALLY FOR SHOW TIMES On sale at main office Paramount Theatre Building Daily to p.m. Also at Theatre box till 10 p.m. And for your convenience Eoton'i main office 2nd floor. Startling Realistic We urge you to iee this totally different and timely motion picture R. E. SHACKLEFORD, Manager RESTRICTED ADULT AVIRUS'OFDOOM ENVELOPS THE EARTH! PARAMOUNT dth AVE Sift ST 327 5100 Tonight, Fri. and Sat. ot and p.m. ADULT .FIDDLE PLAYED ON AN DUNE..... 'iNCQtOUP. PHIL SILVERS. KENNETH WILLIAMS, ANGELA DOUGLAS JIM DALE, CHARLES HAWTREY, JOAN SIMS, PETER BUTTERWORTH. BERNARD BRESSLAW, ANITA HARRIS MRAMOUOT CINEMA 4th AVE 8th Sf 32JS100 1111 U. of and p.m. Sheriff Tawes walks iJie line between duty and desire ADULT COUEGE CINEMA PANAVISION8 COLC2 Tonighf, Fri. and Sat. Bi ond p.m. ;