Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednejday, February 2, 1972 THE tKTHBRIDGE HERAtD 29 Wislms was .slill in business Billionaire Howard Hughes was power in movie land To Kronl I'iiS'- arr uricimilic tlnssics. I'Yw lii'ciplc recall (licy WIT ilnccd hy Howard Hushes. Hut al niH1 linio tlio hillion- I Hire IKIM' a rr- clusr, l nivcTsily break plan Iiirnrti ICDMONTON A unii-signalnre pel ii inn f r o m University of AlluTIa sludcnls asking for a one w irk break just before examination time has been turned down for this year. The general laeilllies (olilicil of lite university said inj; for a break tins year uonlrl be Ion disrupting, however, it agreed to a break next The break would allow stu- dents lo prepare1 for spring exams as weil ;is them a res' after u inter studies nuiik univcrsilies and colleges ahvadv have such a break. valeiil lo a form of torture, and testimony obtained in such cir- cumslanccs should he treated i as sniped was fined for con- lompt of court. j Other develop m c n t s rclal- ed lo the detentions have spill-1 ed over into 1972. One is the j imjuc.st on the death of Ahmed i Timol, 3d, a schoolteacher, who detained on 23 October, 1 and according lo Ihe .police- on 27 October jumped from the lenlli floor of police headquar- ters in Johannesburg, where he had been taken for inlerroga- lion. police have liinled that lie committed suicide lo avoid 1 disclosing informalion o u 1 .subversive activities. The in- quest proceedings have been delayed because, according lo the Timol family's lawyers. Ihe Slate is not making available all relevant reports and docu- mcntalion. Thc family briefed an inde- pc'ndenl pathologist, Dr. Jona- than Gluckman: of .Johannes- burg, to attend Ihp, post mor- tem on Timol. and as a result of rumours and allegations, Dr. Gluckman has said he found no evidence of allegations that Timol's eye had been gouged out, his nails removed and his testicles crushed. Further post iT'orlcm findings will be dis- closed only when Ihe inquest proceedings begin. Dr. Gluck- man presumably then be called lo give evidence. Another pending court aclion arises out of the detention of nnolhar Indian, .Mohamcd Es- sop, :M. a second year medi- cal student al the University of Essop was arrested on Oct. and, according lo affidavits, admitted unconscous lo the .Jo- hannesburg General Hospital on Oct. 3G. He was then re- moved lo the H. F. Venvoord Hospital in Pretoria, where his father tried to sec him, hut was told he not there. IIis father, however, claims that be stood on a bed outside a hospital room and peered in through the [aiiliphL and saw his Ron lying so-mi conscious on ;i bed, wilh blond ckil.s on his chosl. Subsequently s s o p uas rcniinTcl to a prison hos- piial, and ilion brought j hack to a public hospital. Affidavits by counsel for the family allege ac-! curding lo n u r .s e s. Kssop was unemiseimis and in a "oril- cvjiidilioji ubon lie -avis hniiiRht lo hospital: that ii was f o ar e d he would nol pull tivo pinis of blood I 'wore rushed lo his and Ihii! were hoard cnm- lua froiti Ins room. Tlie family obtained a i-oiirl ordor the so- [xificv from i n p ;md the judgo ox- n for a full in- (iiiiry [o (ho public's mind n1 it-si. Moharnod, howovcr, is slill liold iiicoimminu-ado, and counsel for Hie family llial nine doctors and nurses fi-om ibey ai- trnipted to obliun TO- fused in talk, because they said j Ihe security polii-e had Inld I theni nol lo iii'vo slalomonls. The courl has ordcrod MiOM- nine (inclors and nursos I lo lie brounhl (o courl on lo Icslifv Slalc, iiicaiiuhilo, mainliiin.s llial M'o- biniii'd is Miinilalin.i; In.sloria. Must of llic detainers held hy I ho M'ourily piilior aro i Indians. Tho rest aro Africans land uhiles, including Iwo Bril- isli n.ilional.s and an Australian, when Howard tried to take over and make the pic- ture himself as in the case wilh Hell's Angels and The Outlaw. Ihe result was pretty gawdawful." While Hughes may not have advanced Ihe film art, he an- ticipated the current attitude of the industry in eliminating; moral curbs. As early as 19-12, Hughes was battling Ihe cen- sors, and lie continued the fight' throughout his movie career. Ilughes's interest in movies began early. When Ihe young Texan was attending Thacher School in Ojai, Calif., he somclimes .spent his weekends in Los Angeles with his undo Huperl. A successful novelist, fliincrl Hughes bad come lo Hollywood lo write movies. Fin.ST WAS I'OOI! Howard accompanied bis uncle lo movie scls and was fascinated with Ihe infant in- dustry. In at the age of 19, he 'produced his first pic- lure, Swell J-logan. JL was so poor that he never released it. Next he hired a competent director. Marshal! Neilan, for Everybody's Acling. a suc- cess. Hughes' third film, Two Arabian Nights, won an Oscar for Lewis Milestone's direc- tion in the first Academy Awards. I sail. Next came the First World War f i i' i u g extravaganza, llelt's Angels. A plane c n I h u s i a s Hughes scl out lo make the ultimate air picture. Hell's Angels look three years and nearly million lo complcle. Midway in filming, lalkics came in. and Hughes had lo rcshool much of the picture. He replaced [he Swedish-ac- cenlcd Greta Kissen wilh new- corner Jean HarJow as leading lady. The critics scotfed at some of Die over-ripe dram a lies, much of them directed by Hughes himself but Hell's An- gels was a papular success. Seal-face followed, as well as a couple of minor films star- ring Huglics's romantic inter- est. Billie During mosl of the Hughes abandoned films for another passion, aviation. But he remained on Hie Hollywood scene as escort of many of (he most glamorous stars of the day. Nancy Carroll, Ginger Rogers. Katharine Hepburn. Ida Lupino. Olivia dc llavil- land. Hughes, who was married briefly in the 1920s lo Ella Rice, a Houston, Tex., heir- ess, often was rumored en- gaged lo Ihe glamorous stars he dated. Hut be didn't marry agr.in until 1957, when he se- cretly wed Jean Peters, star of Captain from Castile and Three Coins in the Fountain. They were divorced in 1971 and" she m a r r i c d Stanley Hough, prmlucuon executive of Century-Fox. Hughes went hack to film making in HMO wilh The Out- law, wilh a bosomy beauty he had' discovered in a dentist's office. Jane Russell. Racy dia- logue and ample display of Miss Russell's chest hiought down the wrath of the cen- sors, and Hughes engaged Iliom in well-publicized bat- tle1; He had done the same in 1B32. when Scarface-based on (he career of Al was attacked Cm- brutality. Hughes premiered The Out- law in San Francisco in 1943 then withdrew if under a cen- sorial storm. He became ab- sorbed in bis airplane enter- prise during and after the war, finally released The Out- law'in 19-17 to good business and bad reviews. In ;1946 Hughes formed a company with film-maker Preston of M o r g a n 's make Mad Wednesday, starring co- median Harold Lloyd, and Vendetta, wilh a young Hughes protegee, Faith Do- merguc. Both were failures. Hughes plunged into the movie business in a big way in 1948. when he assumed con- trol of RKO. He was now a rc- clusc and never visited the studio, controlling operations from an office al Goldwyn Studio two miles away. LITTLE GOT DOM5 kept a close eye on ev- erything that went on at RKO." recalls a former em- ployee, 'lie had to read every F-cript. approve every cos- tume. That's why so little got done." Production wuund slowly dew n. but Ihe Hughes pen- c haul for exploitation re- mained active. He staged lav- ish premiers for Hard, Fast and Beautiful in San Fran- cisco and The Las Vegas Story in Las Vegas. He sent a large party of reporters to Lihby Dam budget set at million LIBBV, Monl. Of the 4500 million proposed by President Nixon in llic currciil year's bud- get Lo Llic Bureau of Reclama- tion, the largest portion for a single project it' for construc- tion on the Lihby Dam. The bureau's tola] allocation calls for an expenditure of S50rt million of which -10 million is for the Libby project. The behind (lie project is to be an impoundment 100 miles long nearly half of which, will be in Canada. It will flood acres in Canada and 28.030 acres hi the U.S., and is to be one- of the largest man- made impoundnic'ils in the U.S. The largest is Uic Fort Peck Reservoir in norrh ccnLral- MoTilana which is 400 feet liifili. So far more lhan ?100 million has been spcnL on Libby con- struction. The project is lo have 3 tola! cost of S352 million which in- cludes holding reservoirs and (lie building of more structures for increased water flows in British Columbia. Libby is located In Llw ex- treme northwestern corner of Montana near the Idaho-British Columbia border. PORTRAIT OF A QUEEN A hard subjcci 10 paint and please nil hor subjocis, Queen filizabcih lias figured in ciido Icmpcsls raised by poilraits Billisb crilics tic pel too modern, unflnltcrina. or othci wise no I quilo fining. Her Inlost however, ncconlunics the traditional and ir, by cm Ammicon artist--Joseph Wnllacr KinC] ol Winslon- Snlcni, N.C. Unvoiled in London, the King porlioil, right, shows (he queen in a blue TJOWII and wcarinrj a neck- lace oner the possession of her cjrc.at-groal-a.rondmollicr, Queen Vicioria, against a castlc-ciownnd landscape. Florida to premiere Underwa- ter beneath the clear lakes of Ciyslal Springs. Again he tilted wilh the censnrs. The film industry's produc- tion cede denied a seal of proval to French Line because of a .lane Russell costume and dance number. Hughes released film any- way. An archbishop warned Roman Catholics not to attend tlit; SI-. Louis prcioitru uiuier a penally of mortal sin." Crit- ic.s1 found French Line neither sinful nor entertaining. During 1'JM, RKO made only one film. The Conqueror. a S-1-million oriental epic siar- rinK John Wayne as Genghis Khan. The following year, JhiL'Iics .sold KKO to General Tire interests. But he still re- tained affection for Trie Con- (juci'ui i'id Jet I'llol another John Wayne film ivbk'li liad required three yews to com- plete. Hughes bought the two films buck foe million. A trade paper called Ihe transaolifin ''one of the mast, lanlaslic" in film industry Iii.'.torv. The sale of HKO marked the end of Iluglu.V movie HU- far. Dentist a torch GAINESVILLE. Fla. (AP- I A dentist was tied up, gagg i ;tnd turned into a human tor hei'e by robbers who hro into liis laboratory, police- sa The dentist. Jack Adam.s, w I listed in serious condition hospital. A spokesman said suffered third-decree bums 50 per cenl of his Iwdy. 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