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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-21,Lethbridge, Alberta e - the LETHBRIOOe HERALD - Mondiy, January *1, 1«74 ^Junk art* discussion bubbles in Ottawa Mysterious shapes bewilder taxpayers By RICHARD JACKSON OTTAWA - Public Works Minister Jean-Fudes Dube doesn’t much like it either. "Junk art," that is, as Cochrane Liberal MP Ralph Stewart, chairman of the Commons Arts Committee insists on calling those works in metal, plastic and fibre^glass, plunked down in mysterious shapes on the doorsteps of new federal buildings in Ottawa and all across the land In fact the Works Minister IS so turned off by what Ralph Stewart calls “this million dollar-plus collection of welded scrap metal and twisted plastic” that he’s taking it up with the special committee that commissions it This committee, comprising what Mr. Dube says are “art* ists of established repute, one for each of the five regions of Canada—the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and the West Coast—chaired by former Public Works Chief Architect Kelly Stanley, now the department’s Resources Director, has been summoned to meet m Ottawa January 25 and 26. “And I,” announces Mr Dube, “shall attend their deliberations and acquaint them with the public reaction to their selection of what I prefer to call ‘modern’ rather than ‘junk’ art ” B.C. judges appointed OTTAWA (CP) - S. Martin pointed British Columbia Su-Toy and John C. Bouck, both prenie Court judg«, JusUce of Vancouver, have b««n ap- Minister Otto Lang announced PEPSI COLA’S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Pr i;i mil are    by the Radio fli'ifd Telewiijon Sialions Arjy varmtion ifi progfam schedule li ciu« to    iTiii^ijtif chang*ift by the »leiion» and ia not the ponnbi111y The Lethtandgi? Herald. Scrap metal and twisted plastic This $35,000 sculpture adorns the path to the new external affairs headquarters. Barrage Since the Federal Government spends one percent of building construction costs on commissioning these works-11,600,000 out of a ¥160,000,000 budget last year—there has been a heavy barrage of flak arising from aroused taxpayers, Ralph Stewart, who as chairman of the Commons Arts Committee has threatened to end what he calls "this avant-garde nonsense” by blocking funds for it, has charged that the committee-of-selection is captive of “the in-group” of the art world. tape-recorder in hand, Mr. Dube recently posted himself on the steps of the new $30 million External Affairs Building to hear what the passing pubhc had to say about one of these modem works An enormous hunk of curing and angular blue metal. “Haida,” as the creation is known, first had to be picked and shovelled out of the ice and snow before it could be properly viewed. “What do you think of it?” was the ^st of the questions the worried Works Minister put to those passing by, mostly staffers at External Affairs, who supposedly being specialists in the arts of diplomacy, might have been expected to react with noncommittal nicely nice answers. But no such good fortune came to Mr. Dube. Negative The public servants—tai-payers, like the rest of us—let him have it with what he describes as “a blast of negativism." Which means they didn’t like it Some so un-liked it they were willing to chip in to have it towed away to the junkyard Mr Dube, dubious of his own hearing, hurried away, and executing what he gleefully believes to have been an “end run” around the listening and watching press, posted himself out back of the new National Defence Headquarters where another “modem work,” as he views it, huddles in the storms of winter. “It wasn't the one at the front that all the row has been about,” he reported, “but the one at the rear which hasn’t yet been named.” What is it? Mr. Dube isn’t sure. But he describes it as “a rather largish hunk of fibreglass; some sort of a figure, I suppose, with what I take to be two arms outstretched towards the building.” And how did the taxpayers like that one? . . . Ability Fund Contributions Provide Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation For Physically Disabled Adults All Funds will Refrain in Lethbridge and District SEND YOUft CONTRIBUTIONS TO: REHABILITATION SOCIETY OF LETHBRIDGE 1261 >2ndAva. “A” North “Negative again," he reported. Although, he insisted, they “almost all agree with our policy of spend ng one percent of the construction budget on omamentation—but they disagree with our taste. “They don’t like avantgarde art—and you should hear what some of them call it ” Ralph Stewart, for one, has named a massive work in purple plastic and sted, out beside the National Arts Centre, variously as “The Big Bowel,” and “The Giant’s Jobbies ” Hideous While the taxpayers generally seemed to regard the works as meaningless if not hideous, said Mr. Dube, “they just don’t understand and appreciate the new art forms. “Perhaps,” he said hopefully, “the next generation will. “Great masters,” he added optimistically, ‘ ‘are never recognized in their own time.” The complaining taxpayers, lamented the disappointed Works Minister, hadn’t realized that art, as he described it, “no longer is the stone or cast iron statue of the hero on the horse galloping off to war or into the sunset.” Perhaps not, but what, he was asked then, was wrong with the simple human form m stone or steel—like the massive metal statue behind the East Block of Mackenzie King, faithful in its every larger-than-life line to the head, face and fi^re of the wartime prime minister‘d Mr. Dbe answered “Nothing, but would the modernist like it?” But since there seemed to be few modernists among the taxpayers Mr. Dube taped on the steps of the Lester Pearson Building and National Defence Headquarters, he deems it only his public duty to so inform the committee of selection. Will he play his “negative” tape for its members? “No. I don’t think so,” he reported, dubiously, "but I will make it quite clear the Read TheWorld Almanac The new 1974 World Almanac knows Û lot about a lot of things: Sports, Government, Ecology, History, Politics, Personalities, Watergate, Persona! Finonce, Social Security and Medicare, Zip Codes, Consumer Information, the World since 3,000 B-C It's The Authority since 1868 and now it's bigger, with bigger type that's easier to read. It has indexed full-color maps of the world and the flags of all nations. It's indispensable in schools, homes, offices, libraries. To find a fact fast, read The 1974 World Almanac and Book of Facts, co-published by this newspaper as a public service. THE WORLD^ ALMANAC & BOOK OF FACTS i» . I laro*r1>M - Cwnpltlwtv llAvltKl MHim MliMMe* For Ov*r A Cmtufv Clip and mail this handy order form for your copy of The World Book Almanaci Please mail copies 01 The world Almanac I am enclosing 2 25 plus 35e handlinfl and mailing charges for each copy NAME ! ADDRESS 1 1 CITY STATE ZIP 1 Now on sa/e of faoofcitores, newsstonc/s, supir-markeis, drug stores and our public service counfer. Use coupon and add 35 cents postage and handling to order by mail. It you prefer to pick up your order — The World Almanac is availabi« at The Leltibridge Herald Business Ollice for 2 25 per copy Mail 10 The Leinbndge Herald PO Box 670, LethUridge The Lethbridge HcraU "Serines the South" CHIC MONDAY thru FRIDAY 6 00 Buryi Clarke 6    50 Farm NsaS 7    30 News Wthf Sports 9 00 ChBcll^^e 10 00 Wall Edwards 12 00 John Oliver 12 30 News, Wlhr Sports 1 00 Qram Pnces 1 01 Call of Ihe Land 3 OÛ Jack Neufeld S 00 News, Wlhf Sports 7 00 Paul Tessier 12 00 Roy flennick CJOC 5 2S 5    50 ËOO 6    35 eoo 12 30 6 00 6 0S 6 3S MONDAY Sports Local News World at Six Jim Parsons Show John CtiarlBS Show ^ Kevin McKenna Show TUESDAY CBC News Jack Thys Show Phone Bill Show 10    OO Gord Whitehead and Ask the Doctor 11    00 Jack Thys Show 12    00 Hour of Information 1 00 News and Gram Prices 1 05 C Id Whitehead Show 3 OS Jim Parsons Show S 00 News 5 25 Sports S 40 Market Report 5 50 Local News reaction has been decidedly negative.” Would he ask for a change in policy? ‘ “I am not an artist,” he parried, “I cannot asls, much less order a change, but I can perhaps suggest a modification in the point of view. “And I am going to urge the committee to have the artists explain the meaning of their works to the public.” How? ivtr. Dube IS figuring out that one between now and the January 25-26 meeting. TV highlights MONDAY MUSIC: Lawrence Welk, 6 p.m., Ch. 7. A mixture of musical compositions identified with the South. Minnie Pearl is a special pest. SPEOAL: S p.m.. Ch. 7. A discussion on the energy crisis, prempting “The Partridge Family”. VARIETY: 8 p.m., Ch. 13. *'A Whole New Season Called Winter” is a musical comedy starring Michael Landon. The film was shot on location in Grand Teton National Park. CRIME DRAMA: Cannon, 8:30 p.m., Ch. 7. A slashed portrait of a wealthy young heiress has involved Cannon in a search for a ghost. DOCTOR DRAMA: “Choice of Evils”, 9 p.m.. Ch. 13. Gannon's old friend must decide to live with a potentially fatal il* Iness or submit to surgery which might have serious complications. SCIENCE: Target, The Im^sstble, 10:30 p.m.. Ch. 13. The secret of longevity and the possibilities of what man can do and become in the future. COMEDY DRAMA; “Marriage - Italian Style”, 12 midnight, Ch. 7. A blend of NeapoliUn social comedy, laughter and tears TUESDAY . INTERVIEW: Fred Davis, 11 a.m„ Ch. 13. A personality probe in which psychiatrist Jean Rosenbaum and Fred ask each other and the audience some revealing questions MOVIE DRAMA: “The Young Doctors", 1 p.m., Ch. 13. Two generations of doctors, with two different schools of thought, clash over conflicting opinions. MONDAY thru FRIDAY 6 a m -12 noon Don McMasler 12 noon-6 p m De!l-0 6pm -10 p m Don Hedman 10 p m -12 midnight Coricerts, Overtures and Encores (BoP Concie) SATURDAY 6 a m -12 noon Don McMaster 12 noon-6 p m Don Hedman MONDAY 6 30 As It Happens 8 03 Music tor Our People S30 Identities 10 00 News Weather Sports 1010 From the Capitals 1015 Five Nights a Week 10    30 CBC Playhouse 11    03 Ideas 12    03 The Oroove Yard TUESDAY 5 30 Warmup CHBC-FM 100.9 * 6 p m -1 a m Deli-0 SUNDAY B a m -1 pm Concerts Overtures and Encores (Bob Concie) 1^2 pm The Qasthaus (German program t 2-6 p in Don Hedmat! 6pm -12 midnight Concerts, Overtures and Encores (Bob Concie) CBR 6 OS    Eye Opener 8 00    World at Eight 8    10 Eye Opener 9    00 The World at Nine g 13 Country 12 03 Radio Noon 1    55 Stock Market 2    03 School Broadcast 2    30 Off tha Reeord 3    30 Max Ferguson 4    00 BBC News 4 OS Home Run 6 OD World at Six PEPSI COLA Announces That It Is Again Supportina GAME CITY^HOCKEY SCHOOLS LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA June 24-29 and August 12-24 QUEST INSTRUCTOR VIC STASIUK Coach and Gmaral Managar DENVER SPURS •    iVihoiirtieitliiiiMlf •    Hockiy |iMt 01 fintl hy at ncN tcbwl •    diih liikt ind filiiit»iddltltnil mw film Ihit |«ir INSTRUCTORS TO BE ANNOUNCED Again open to City of Lathbridge roaidenta and South-arn Alberta DIatrlct mldtnlt. A CITY DFLETHBHIDGE COMMUNin SERVICES PROJECT CJOC-TV chwitl«! 7 (CaMovlalon Ch. 6) 5    00 b 30 6    00 7 00 7    30 8    00 8    30 9    30 10 00 10    30 11    OD 11 20 12    00 MONDAY Hollywood Squares CJOC News Lawrence Welk Qoing Places Shrine Bingo Energy Crisis Cannon This IS the Law Nature o( Things Man Alive CJOC News P M Movie Manage Italian Style TUESDAY 6 00 Pmnociiio 6    30 Secrets of the Kitchen 7    00 Farm and City Today 7 15 Wizard of Oz 7    30 Mon Ami/Fnendly Giant 8    00 Uncle Bobby 8    30 Ed Allen    ' 9    00 Second Look Polka Oo( Door 9 30 New Horizons 10 00 Canadian Schools 10    30 Mr Dressup 11    00 Sesame Street 12    00 Dale Hainy Show 12 3D Truth or Consequences 1 00 Lets Make a Deal 1 30 fiflrnstrEl Gallery 1    30 General Hospila! 2    00 Our Town 2    30 Klaras Korner 3    00 Take Thirty 3    30 Edge of Night 4    00 Family Court 4    30 Close to Eartfi 5    30 Hollywood Squares i CPCH-TV LMItbrid«« Channol 13 (CaMevlsleii Ch. 4) MONDAY A 30 Mod Squad S 30 Doctor m the House 5 55 News e 30 Girl with something Extra 7 00 The Magician a QO A Whole New Season Called Winter 9 DO Medical Centre 10 OO Pig n Whistle 10    30 Kreskln 11    00 News 1130 News 12    00 Merv Grittin Show TUESDAY 5    55 Thougnt for the Day 6    00 Uriiversny of the Air 6    30 Yoga 7    00 Canada AM 8    30 9    00 9 15 9 30 10 00 10    30 11    00 11    30 12    DO 12 30 1 DO 2    30 3    00 3    30 4    00 4    30 5    30 5 55 Romper Room This Week Parlons Français Polka Dot Door Life Style Pay Cards Fred Davis Show Beat the Clock Buckshot The Fhntslones Movie The Young Doctors or Mutilate Somerset Another World What$ the Good Word Anything You Can Do Mod Squad Get Smart News KRTV Or*at Fulls Ch«nn«l 3 (C«bl*vl«lon Ch. 0) MONDAY 4 00 News 4    30 News 5    00 Gunsmoke 6    00 Emergency 7    00 Movie Rabbit Run e 00 Medical Centre 9 00 News 9 30 Torij^ht Show TUESDAY 5 IS Understanding Our World 5    45 Salute to Agnc(.Jl1i.>r6 6    00 T£>day Show 7    00 Today m Moniane 7 30 Pyramid a 00 Gambit 8    30 9    00 9 30 10 00 10 00 10    30 11    00 11    30 12    00 12 30 1 00 1 30 3 00 3    30 4    00 4 30 Hollywood Squares Jackpot Price Is Righl Jeopardy Price iS Righi As the World Turns Days of Our Lives The Doctors Another World Match Game Secret Sirom Mike Douglas Jokers Wild News News News KPM OrMt ralta Cliwm*l 9 (CaMvvltlon Ch. 11) MONDAY 4 OD Password 4    30 TV-Fiv6 News 5    00 News S30 Truth or Consequences 6    00 Jacques Cousteau 7    00 Movie SkL.I Duggery S 00 News 9 30 Movie Global Affair TUCtOAY 5    55 Farm News 6    00 Captain Kangaroo 7    00 News 8    00 Audrey a 30 Jack t ril anne 9 00 Young and the Restless S 30 Search tor Tomorrow 10 00 Atl My ChilUron 10    30 Lels Make a Deal 11    OD NewiytNed Gamo 11    3u News 12    00 General Hospital 12 30 One Lite to Live t 00 Love American Style 1    30 Dinahs Place 5 00 Three on a Match 2    30 Girl in My Life 3    00 Spill Sccond 3    30 Brady Bunch 4    00 Password    ^ ;