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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 fHE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, December 11, 1971 Anti-war shoiv on Far East lour By CH.AKLKS (London OliM'rvrr News j Scnicf.s) LOS A.XGKLKS A form-j sive anti-militarist road show! w h i c h has ''mi attracting large audii'iurs outside army' and air force ba--cs across Am- erica. n tour uf United States Far garrisons this despite the protests of an ;ingry ami baffled Pentagon. Organized by -lane Fonda, Dick Gregory and Donald Sutherland, and hacked by a show busi.' tannin that in- cludes and screen names, the guerrilla theatre "ronp visit the most sensi- tive I'.S. :iix-as Pearl Har- bour, Japan, the Philippines, Okinawa. They also hope to tour army posts in Smith Vietnam, al- though they cd no response yei lo requests for fa- cilities 10 do so. "This sug- gests." Miss Fonda told me, "that Richard is not se- rious aixHit ending the war. be- cause if he he'd let us in. That's what we're all about, stopping tiv war. We've writ- ten to say v.c believe our show would do ,nwe to rr.ise morale out (here than any oth- er Chris-mas gift short of letting the men come home at once.'1 If General (.'reighton Abrams. th? U.S. Commander in Viet- nam, has also officially ig- nored the appeal fnr per- mission to cnUTtrJn his troops, the matter i.r1 been over- locked. The lYr.U'inn regards Miss Fonda, v. hose is sup- por'efi Iiy thi? "Enter- tainment Industry fur Peace and Justice" group, with angry apprehension. Orders have already gone out. 1 umioiVianri. to bar the performers from bc.sps as they are already bar- red in America. Out Miss Fon- da and her fellow .stars have no doubt that servicemen will pour out to improvised theatres nearby, as they do in the U.S. By now. both sides have re- fined their techniques of con- frontation. Miss Fonda has been forcibly escorted from three major bases and civil ac- liens have failed to gain her en- try. On (he other hand, the au- thorities have proved unable to prevent m asive m Hit ary at- tencc at GI rnffoe houses, and wherever the troupe has found temporary quarters. Hell Know What to Do; HUGH OLSON PLUMBING HEATING SERVICE Phone 327-7689 Some men linvc seen the Flunv, and Miss Fonda's pic- lure is in barracks everywhere, j She has opened u "complaints" j agency to defend sorviet'irien who oppcsf; (lie war and forced the dropping of charges i against black soldiers licensed of riot and assault on an offi- cor at Fort iloocl. Texas. "There's trouble wherever she an indignant officer said. ''At Fort Hood more.1 llian 100 GIs were arrested in a peace march. She gave a show til San Diego after being turn- ed back from the carrier CON- STELLATION and a hunch d sailors who saw it refused to sail for Vietnam. "That radical gang of hers gets together with militants outside the bases and they use the show to exploit war weari- ness by turning our men i against authority and under- mi'iing morale." The Pentagon, it scorns, is furious at the idea of a series of big name stars carrying the message" to men who mzy IK) in action next week. It is no secret that the army in Vietnam is already d ru g-rki- clen. dispirited anri in parts As Miss Fonda puts it: "We should be proud of our new breed of soldier. They are not even performing the basic functions of a sol- dier." She denies that the "FTA Show" the loiters arc va- riously interpreted lo mean ''Free' or "F the N inflammatory. "We are not starting anything. We're sim- ply supporting attitudes the soldiers have already to the war and repressive military life. Our political vaudervillc offers an alternative to Boh Hope and his racist gir'io shows. It's based on the phil- osophy of some 70 anti-war newspapers published by GI groups. "We've nothing to tell them they don't k n o w already. They're really far ahead of Miss Fonda. 34, makes few- films nowadays. Radical pro- test absorbs most of her time. Her Hollywood base is a run- down Spanish house decorated with anti-war posters, a far cry from the farm in France where she lived for seven years after marrying director Roger Vadim. "I was there when we went into she said. "The war made me re-examine everything about America." Funds for the tour have come from "private contributions.1 Miss Fonda's friends chipped in. There have been cocktail parties and other benefit per- formances. Some of the cast are paying their own expenses. Sketches were written by cartoonist Jules Feiffer and Barbara Garson, author of the anti-Johnson play MACBIRD. Canadian-born Donald Suther- land is "Mr. a magi- cian who makes revolutionaries vanish with a flick of the wrist. He delivers Father Daniel BerrigEii's plea for peace from a play about ''the Catons- vine and reads from Dalton Tnmibo's grim anti-war novel JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN the message of a legless, arm- less veteran who wants himself put on view to the world. ITS! you have youfc 3 nghts Applying for a job renting an C CHRISTMAS COMES TO LIFE Ptease that youngster on your gift list with a pet from EATON'S! Tim Alhcru Governmflnt Human Briincli is conducting an active to ensure fair treatment of .ill of this province. Know your rights. It ynti difficulty inntinf] an qcMirif! ,1 job. qnttimj in ,intl bPCriiJi-fi of 'll colour, sox, place of h tir (defined between 40 and !'is Humnn Rights branch stands ready you. nr fsoo information wrilc; HUMAN RIGHTS BRANCH WI-T Alhertii Dpparfmnnt of Lnbonr X) Room 1007, 10B08-03lh AVC., Edmonton 6, Alberta 1. 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