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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta .Thursday, February 17, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Hard to find good plays in Canada EDMONTON (CP) Sean Mulcahy is one of the most knowledgeable people in Ca- nadian theatre. He'll tell you so himself. At the drop 01 a theatrical name, he'll start talking a blue streak. As artistic direc- tor of the Citadel Theatre, however, there's no doubt that THE EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL In Tin LOUNGE SONGS BY "WES GRANT" (EVERY NIGHT) IN THE OUTRIDER TAVERN MUSIC OF "THE BUCKWHEAT" (TKURS., FRIDAY, SAT.) lie knows what he's talking about. "Some of the things I say SEAN MULCAHY THE EL RANCHO CABARET -PRESENTS- "The Sunshine Company" (4 guys and 2 gals from EDMONTON) "Playing music for people of all ages." THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY Thursday Cabaret11 EVERYONE ADMITTED FREE 111 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMING AND SKATING SCHEDULE SWIMMING FRITZ SICK POOL Friday, Feb. 18 NOON HOUR SWIM Public Swimming Saturday, Feb. 19 Public Swii Sunday, Feb. 20 Public Swimming Family Swimming Monday, Feb. 21 NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. p.m. ,9 p.m. p.m. p.m. p.r SKATING ADAMS PARK ICE CENTRE FndtM'otheers and Pre-Schoolers Free Skating Noon Public Skating p.m. p.m. p.m. Public Skating p.m. Family Skating p.m. HENDERSON PARK ICE CENTRE Saturday, Feb. 19 Public Skating P'm- Monday, Feb. 21 Free Public Skating P-m- CIVIC ICE CENTRE Friday, Fob. 18 Free Public Skating p.m. NOTE: There will be no Public Skating at the Henderson Park Ice on Friday evening, February 18, 1972 from p.m.; nor at the Civic Ice Centre on Satur- day evening, February 19. 1972 from p.m., and Sundoy, February 20, 1972 from p.m. and p.m. due to previous booking com- mitments. are wounding. 1 realize that. 1 ask no quarter and I give none." For example: "It's not easy to find quality plays in Can- ada writlen in the English language." But he also said the Citadel is doing tliree Canadian plays next year. So there must be some good ones around, musn'l there? "We're doing three because I spend a great deal of time looking for new playwrights and because I think audiences should sec Canadian they're good ones." He's gleaned the plays from original scripts lie's reviewed since he came as artistic director to the Citadel in Sep- tember, 1968. At that time he was quoted as saying he'd like to do Canadian plays. MOST WERE GARBAGE "It took me two years to find tliree plays of per cent of the scripts were garbage." What about a proposal by Canadian playwrights that Canada Council grants should only be given to theatres which devote 50 per cent of their season to native-written plays? "I've no sympathy with writers who gather and sound off as though they were sitting on a whole bag of John Stein- beck scripts. They're not, but that's the way thsy talk." Tlie volatile Irishman- turned Canadian has opinions, strong opinions, on everything concerning the theatre. He said a playwright of stature halo's up a mirror to his coun- trymen and shows them to themselves. Canadians have an identity and writers should be holding up the mirror. A professional theatre, he said, wanning to his subject just prior to the January opening of Mice and Men, which he directed, has a re- sponsibility to give its audi- ences plays of high standard and quality. All too often, these are not available from Canada's "im- mature" playwrights. A good play will enthrall au- diences, it will give a sense of pride, he said. "It can be much more than it must never be less." The 40-y e a r -o 1 d bachelor came to the Ciladel after 11 years in Toronto as a stage, radio and television actor and director. He also had built a reputation as a university lec- turer in drama and slill re- turns every summer to lec- ture at York University. Itinerary of Nixon's China trip WASHINGTON (A P) Brief summary of the China trip itinerary of President Nixon: Thursday, Feb. 17 President and Mrs. leave White House lawn by helicopter for Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The presi- dential jet takes them non- stop from ttere to Hawaii. The president remains in Ha- waii, without public appear- ance, until Saturday. Saturday, Feb. ID President flies to Guam, crossing the international date line. Monday, Fell. 21 Presidential party leaves Guam for Shanghai, arriving there at 9 a.m. (8 p.m. Sun- dey EST) to take aboard Chinese navigator. Arrives Peking at a.m. p.m. EST President occupies guest house on Peking's western outskirts. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler said Tuesday, without providing specific times, that Nixon will remain in Peking five days before flying to Hangchow Feb. 26 for over- night stay. He flies to Shanghai Feb. 27 and spends night there before leaving sometime Feb. 28 on return flight to U.S. via An- c h o r a g e, Alaska. Arrives Washington at an undisclosed time Feb. 2'. Crash program lo build houses iii Bangladesh OTTAWA (CP) A crash program to build about homes in war-ravaged Bangla- desh will slart next week, Henry Selz, CARE'S director in Dacca, told a news conference here today. Mr. Selz said the program cost about million, much i! which will have to come from donations from Canadians and Americans. He said the Canadian Inlerna- ional Development Agency has pvcn CARE, the Co-opera'.ive or American Relief Every- where, that will be used lor the housing project. The two-room dwellings will X grouped into 62 model vil- ages, built at sites whre houses were destroyed in the recent civil war. The project is being carried out under an agreement be- en the Bangladesh govern- ment and CARE. Donations may be sent to CARE Canada, 63 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Ont. legislature opens Feb. 29 TORONTO (P) A new ses sion of the Ontario legislature will open Tuesday, Feb. 29, Pre- mier William Davis announcec Wednesday. The session will be the second since the government's re-elec lion last Oct. 21. The legislature sat for one week in Decem her, primarily to pass bills connection with the province' works program. Ths Progressive Conserva- tives hold 73 scats in the 117- seat legislature, with 20 seats held by the Liberals and 19 by the New Democratic Partv. Quebec tells CLC ''keep hands off MONTREAL, (CP) The Quebec Federation of Labor lias told the Canadian Labor Con- gress lo keep its hands off the provincial body wilh regard lo policies formulaled in the con- text of Quebec developments. There were reports Tuesday the QFL may not send any reso- lutions to the biennial CLC con- vention at Ottawa in May. The federation's general coun- cil, si a meeting this week, re- solved to support CLC repre- sentatives in Quebec "who will continue to support, promote and disseminate the policies of the QFL adopted democratically at its convention." The resolution was an appar- ent reply to Donald MacDonald, CLC president, who said Feb. 5 provincial labor federations are subordinate to the CLC and its policies, which deny any form of totalitarianism such as Marx- ism, Trotskyism or Maoism. FEELS WITH NOSE The star-nosed mole has a disc of tentacles at the end of his snout used as multi-feelers for locating worms and grubs. Quebec kidnapping crisis tory to he made into film MO.VIES YOU 1IKE BEST CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre Walt Disney's "THE BAREFOOT EXECUTIVE" In Technicolor. Starring Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn and Wally Cox. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 17, 38 and 19. Thursday show at p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre "THE HORSEMEN" In color. Starring Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young anl Jack Palance. Friday and Sat- urday, February 18 and 19. Friday show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. PINCHER CREEK-Fox Theatre "PLAZA SUITE" In color. Starring Barbara Harris and Lee Grant. Thursday. February 17. Show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. TABER Tower Theatre "SKIN GAME" In color. Starring James Garner, Susan Clark and Lou Gossett. Thursday and Friday, February 17 and 18. Thursday shows at and p.m. Adult. LOS ANGELES (CP-AP) A look about the 1970 Cross and [aporte kidnapping crisis in Quebec will be m a d e into a movie and will star French-Ca- nadian actors, the book's author said here. Brian Moore, who wrote The Revolution Script, said in an in- terview the movie dealing with the kidnapping of British trade official James (Jasper) Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte "will be a politi- cal thriller with the main char- acters portrayed by French-Ca- nadian actors." Moore, a native of Northern Ireland who later worked as a newspaper man in Montreal and is a Canadian citizen, has de- scribed his book as a non-fiction novel. He said he had finished writ- ing the first draft of the film's scenario. EFFECTIVENESS LOST? During the interview. Moore said the kidnappings snd subse-1 quent murder of Laporte seems to have destroyed the effective- ness of the Front de Liberation du Quebec, the group which carried out the kidnappings. Moore, said the FLQ "seems much less powerful today and j has less potential than it had years ago." Moore said the movie he is writing will focus on the kid- nappers themselves and not on j the political climate which pro-1 duced the violence against La-1 porte and the subsequent intro- duction of tlie War Measures Act. Moore's hook was critical of the act and the writer says he still believes it was a "danger- ous and repressive law which could lead to facism." He said the movie account of his book is being filmed by Pot- terton Production of Montreal and will he directed by Donald Brittain. At the same time Mr. Mac- Donald denied published reports quoting him as saying at a pri- vate union meeting in Toronto that paid CLC organizers in Quebec would be fired if they pursue Marxist policies advo- cated by the QFL. NOT SPECIFIC Andre Leclerc, responsible for QFL political action, said in an i interview Tuesday that five of! eight Quebec CLC organizers at- i tended the Toronto meeting but j that Mr. MacDonald did not1 specify what QFL policies he opposed. Jean Beaudry, CLC vice-pres- ident, was to moot here today with Philippe Vaillancourt, dep- uty national director of tlie CLC who attended the closed-door meeting Monday of the QFL general council. UNIVERSITY of LETHBRIDGE CHINA LECTURES Professor S. J. NOUMOFF "THE RECENT HISTORY OF CHINA" FRI., FEB. 18th 8 p.m. NEW LECTURE THEATRI ROOM E-690 WEST CAMPUS UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE EVERYONE WELCOME YOUR PHILIPS DEALER WITH SERVICE SEE THE MODULAR SOLID STATE COLOR TV RADIO AND TV 302 13lh ST. N. JACK'S Passport Photos Condid Wtddlngi.- Picture Framing Photo Suppli A. E. CROSS STUDIQ Minn 328-0111 710 3rd Avt. S. Phono 3284232 CANADIAN GROUP The Imperial Order of tlie Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.) began in Canada Feb. 13, 1900. Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT "10 Rillington Place" "See No Evil" Last Complete Show Friday Matinee Short Subjects "Man in the Wilderness" One Complete Show "ARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Without A Stitch" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "Chandler" Last Complete Show MUSEUM OF EVIL The Canadian Penitentiary Museum ot Kingston, Ontario, Is thought to be unique in North America, Learn about this showcase of convict-made lighters, knives, stuffed heads, and other escape aids, plui devices of torture. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE TONITE thru SAT. at and p.m. ADULT WARREN DATES LESLIE GABON PANAVlSIOtf METROCOLOFt P Home of fine Brazier foodt u Dairy Queen brazier w. i. m. M. a. o. cvp. o iw o. SPECIAL FRL AND SAT. February 18th and 19th AT BOTH LOCATIONS 1152 Mayor Magrath Drive-Phono 327-6440 516 13lh St. N. 327-4855 BIG BURGER AND REGULAR MILK SHAKE ONLY 79 RQUIS HOTEL GRENADIER ROOM Presenfs Dancing and Entertainment FEATURING FRED Thursday, Friday, and Saturday No cover charge for ladies Thursday P.M. TO 1 A.M. FULLY LICENSED NOW SHOWING at and p.m. Funny, Absolutely "'WITHOUT A STITCH1 HAS A FEW CURIOUS SECRETS OF ITS OWN' "SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT-EVEN SEEING IS NOT BELIEVING0 -JOYCE A APTLY DESCRIBES HOW ITS PERFORMERS CARRY ONI" N.Y. Daily Newl RESTRICTED ADUIT ENDS TONIGHT "SEE NO EVIL" and 10 RILLINGTON PLACE" STARTS TOMORROW and p.m. They just couldn't find the time to bury him. They should have. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT I rtchard in'mon In wlKfwiwM" o santofd 'production and huiton oi'caplam hony Wilton by iack dcwT 13 SHOWS SATURDAY MATINEE P.M. EVENING 7 and p.m. ;