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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Hard to find good plays in Canada EDMONTON (CP) Scan Mulcahy is one of the most knowledgeable in Ca- nadian theatre. He'll tell you 60 himself. At the drop 01 a Ineaincal 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 The LOUNGE SONGS BV "WES GRANT" (EVERY NIGHT) IN THE OUTRIDER TAVERN MUSIC OF he knows what lie's talking tmt. "Some of the things I say "THE BUCKWHEAT" FRIDAY, SAT.) 4 THE EL RANCHO CABARET -PRESENTS- "The Sunshine Company" (4 guys ond 2 gals from EDMONTON) "Playing music for people of oil oges." Thursday Cabaret EVERYONE ADMITTED FREE 111 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMING AND SKATING SCHEDULE SWIMMING FRITZ SICK POOL Friday. Feb. IS NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. Public Swimming 7-00- p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 Public Swimming p.m. Sunday Feb. 20 Public Swimming p.m. Family Swimming p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. SKATING ADAMS PARK ICE CENTRE Friday Feb 18 Molhers and Pro-Schoolers Free Staling Noon Public Skaling p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 Public Skoling p.m. Public Staling p.m. Sunday, Fob. 20 Beginners fkaling 1 -00- p.m. Public Skaling p.m. Family Skaling p.m. HENDERSON PARK ICE CENTRE Saturday, Feb. 19 Public Skoling p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 Free Public Staling p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE Friday, Fob. 18 Free Public Skaling p.m. NOTE; There will be no Public Skating at the Henderson Park Ice Cenlrn on Friday evening, February 18, 1972 from p.m.; nor at the Civic Ice Centre on Satur- day evening, February 19 1972 (rom p m., and Sundoy, February 50, 1972 from p.m. and p.m. due to previoui booking com- mitments. arc wounding. I realize lhat. I ask no quarter and I give none." For example: "It's nol easy to find quality plays in Can- ada wrillen in the English language." Hut he also said Ihe Citadel is doing iliree 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 hould see Canadian they're good ones." lie's gleaned the plays from original scripts lie's reviewed since he came as artistic director to the Citadel in Sep- tember, 1968. At (hat lime he was quoted as saying he'd like to do Canadian plays. MOST WERE GARBAGE 'Jt took me hvo years to find three plays of per cent of the scripts were garbage." What about a proposal by Canadian playwright 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 silting on a whole hag of John Slein- beck scripts. They're not, but that's the way they talk." The volatile Irishman- hjrned Canadian has opinions, strong opinions, on everything concerning the theatre. He said a playwright of stature halo's up a mirror lo his coun- trymen and show's 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 e a r -o} 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 (AP) Brief summary of tlic China trip itinerary o! President Nixon: Thursday, Feb. 17 President and Mrs. N7ixon leave White House lawn by helicopter for Andrews Air Force Base, Md The presi- dential takes them non- stop from thsrc 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, Feb. 21 Presidential parly leaves Guam for Shanghai, arriving there at 9 a.m. (8 p.m. Sun- dey EST) to take F.board Chinese navigator. Arrives Peking at a.m. p.m. EST President occupies guest houss on Peking's western outskirts. Press Secretary Ronald Zieglcr 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 end spends night there before leaving sometime Feb. 28 on return flight to U.S. via An- chorage, Alaska. Arrives Washington at an undisclosed time Feb. 2'. Out. legislature opens Feb. 29 TORONTO (P) A new ses- sion of the Ontario legislature will open Tuesday, Feb. 29, Pre- mier William Davis announced Wednesday. The session will be Ilic second since the government's re-elec- tion last Oct. 21. The legislature sat for one week in Decem- ber, primarily to pass bills in connection with the province's winter works program. Th? Progressive Conserva- tives hold 73 seals in the 117- seat legislature, wilh 20 seats held by the Liberals and 19 by the New Democratic Partv. Crash program lo build houses in Bangladesh OTTAWA (CP) A crash program lo build about houses in war-ravaged Bangla- desh will slarl next week, Ilerny Selz, CARE'S director in Dacca, told a news conference here today. Mr. Selz said the program will cost about S2 million, much of which will have to come from donations from Canadians and Americans. Ho said the Canadian Interna- tional Development Agency has given CARE, the Co-opera'.ive for American Relic! Every- where, thai will be used for the housing project. The two-room dwellings will be grouped into 62 model vil- lages, built at sites whre houses were destroyed in the recent civil war. The project is being carried out under an agreement be- tween the Bangladesh govern- ment and CARE. Donations may be sent to CARE Canada, 63 Sparks Street, Ottawa. -Thursday, February 17, 197J THE LETHMICGE HERALD 7 Quebec tells CLC %eep hands off MONTREAL (CP) The Quebec Federation of Labor has told the Canadian Labor Con- gress lo keep ils hands of! the provincial body wilh regard lo policies formulaled in Ihe con- text of Quebec developments. There were reports Tuesday the QFL may not send any reso- lutions to (lie biennial CLC con- vention at Ottawa in May. The federation's general coun- cil, A a meeting this week, re- solved to support CLC repre- FEKLS mm NOSE The star-nosed mole has a disc of tentacles at Uie end of his snout used as multi-feelers for locating worms and grubs. sentatives in Quebec continue to support, who will promote and disseminate the policies of the QFL adoplcd democratically at its convenlion." The resolution was an appar- ent reply lo Donald MacDonald, CLC president, who said Feb. 5 provincial labor federations are subordinate (o the CLC and its policies, ivhich deny any form of totalitarianism such as Marx- ism, Trotskyism or Maoism. Quebec kidnapping crisis story to he made into film 'SOUTH MM MOVIES YOU 1IKE BEST CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre Walt Disney's "THE BAREFOOT EXECUTIVE" In Technicolor. Starring Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn and Wally Cox. Thursday, Friday nnd Saturday, February 17, 18 find 19. Thursday show at 8P15 p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunlond Theatre "THE HORSEMEN" In color. Starring Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young anl Jack Palaiice. Friday and Sat- urday, February 18 and 19. Friday show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. PINCHER CREEK-Fcx 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 Gosselt. Thursday and Friday, February 17 and 18. Thursday shows at and p.m. Adult. LOS ANGELES (CP-AP) A book about the 1970 Cross and Laporte kidnapping crisis in Quebec will he 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 wish the kidnapping o[ 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 (lie interview. Moore said the kidnappings arid subse- quent murder of Laporlc seems to hare destroyed the effective- ness ot the Front de Liberation j du Quebec, the group which earned out the kidnappings. the FLQ "seems much less powerful today and has less potential than it had I'.i years ago." Moore said the movie he is writing will focus on Ihe kid- j riappers themselves and not on j the political climate which pro- j duced the violence against La-1 porte and the subsequent intro- duction of the War Measures Act. Moore's book 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 be 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 i[ 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-! tended the Toronto meeting but j that Mr. MacDonald did not specify what QFL policies he opposed. Jean Beaudry, CLC vice-pres- ident, was to moot here today wilh Philippe Vaillancourt, dep- uLy national director of the CLC who altended the closed-door meeting Monday of the QFL general council. UNIVERSITY of LETHBRIDGE CHINA LECTURES Professor 5. J. NOUMOFF "THE RECENT HISTORY OF CHINA" FRI., FEB. 18th 8 p.m. NEW LECTURE THEATRI ROOM E-490 WEST CAMPUS UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE EVERYONE WELCOME YOUR PHILIPS DEALER WITH SERVICE SEE THE MODULAR SOLID STATE COLOR TV I A C C RADIO AND TV J M SV 3 302 13lh ST. N. Passport Photos Condid Weddlngi. Picture Framing Photo A. E. CROSS STUDIQ Fhone 35S-0111 710 3rd Avt. S. Phono 338-0222 CANADIAN GIIOUP The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire d.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 "Chandier" Last Complete Show I MARQUIS HOTEL I Home of fine Brazier foodl Queen 'i M', brazier SPECIAL FRI. AND February 18th and 19th AT BOTH LOCATIONS 1152 Mayor Magrath Drive-Phono 327.6440 516 13lh SI. N. 327-4855 BIG BURGER AND REGULAR MILK SHAKE ONLY GRENADIER ROOM Presents J Dancing and Entertainment J f FEATURING FRED Thursday, Friday, and Saturday No cover charge for ladies Thursday 8.30 P.M. TO 1 A.M. FULLY LICENSED MUSEUM OF EVIL The Canadian Penilenliary Museum ol Kingston, Ontario, is Ihought to be unique in Norlh America, Learn about this showcase of lighters, knives, stuffed heads, ond other escape plui devices of Jorlure. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE COLLEGE CINEMA TONITE thru SAT. at and p.m. PANAV1SIOT METROCOLOR ADULT NOW SHOWING ot and p.m. Funny, Absolutely Pj A STITCH1 HAS A FEW CURIOUS SECRETS OF ITS OWN' -IHT.nei TO THINK I ABOUT-EVEN SEEING j IS NOT BELIEVING" f -JOYCE HABER "WITHOUT A STITCH1 j APTLY DESCRIBES i HOW ITS PERFORMERS j CARRY ONI' i N.Y. Daily COLOR RESTRICTED ADUIT STARTS TOMORROW and p.m. ENDS TONIGHT "SEE NO EVIL" and "10 RILLINGTON PLACE" They just couldn't find the time to bury him. They should have. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT nchofd hart in'mon In wlkJwnW o sartod howa'd lirrtmdga prodjclijn and lohn button os'cciptan wincn by jock t 13 SHOWS SATURDAY MATINEE P.M. EVENING 7 and p.m. ;