The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
flrttw, JMMMry M, 1174-THI LBTHBMDQB HIRALD-7 Joan Waterfield Latest Taylor film some 'duckling' There are two great stock situations which can be found in what used to be called Msanthropically, a "woman's movie. There's the "ugly duckling into swan" (for this read Bette Davis and Paul Henreid in Now Then there is "I've got a fatal disease but I'm facing it with courage (as in Davis again in Dark Both are guaranteed to give you a lovely therapeutic weep And loaded with as much trouble as the writers can contrive, with slick production and acting, they provide very acceptable femme fare. So what have we now? Elizabeth Taylor in Ash Wednesday. Some "duck- And it can be feared that only the audience will expire with terminal boredom. Here's Liz at fifty, with a face so raddled with wrinkles that one would suppose she had spent thirty years yoked to the plough by a pioneer husband rather than as the pampered wife of a wealthy lawyer. But not for her the good offices of Mesdames Arden and Rubenstein; it's top-to-toe cosmetic surgery at an expensive European clinic to take the sag out of a failing marriage. Be advised that the big excitement of Ash Wednesday is in the first twenty minutes in surgery; be warned that this part of the film is extremely graphic. From then on the movie progresses from dead slow to stop. Liz emerges porcelain Sretty, gowned by Edith ead, accompanied by Keith Baxter playing Roddy McDowell (he's had a bit of the nip and tuck at the clinic too) to savour la dolce vita in Cortina. Since hubby (Henry Fonda) now has a young mistress there's a tit for tat dalliance with a young ski bum (Helmut Berger) which is eventually and discreetly, consumated. But nothing really happens, nothing is told. Why did the marriage fail? Does anyone care as director Larry Peerce zooms over the Italian Alps, lingers on silent silhouettes. Even when Fonda, looking quite gorgeous for his 69 years, eventually turns up in the-last twenty minutes, an exhausted audience can only respond with laughter to his "I'm happy for you" reply to Liz's confession of her And if you skip the opening surgical procedure, you may safely miss the interminably long closing sequence of Liz walking bravely away with nary a reddened eyelid to GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE Sat. Jan. 26 p.m. Music by "THE BLUES" MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS NOTE: Don't Forget Our Annual Mardi Gras Feb. 23rd Our theme this year is "ENERGY CRISIS" LOYAL ORDER of MOOSE SOCIAL and DANCE SAT., JAN. 26th 9 p.m. MOOSE HALL 3rd Avenue N. t v Music by GOLD DOTS'' MEMBERS and INVITED QUESTS SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "SHOWDOWN" In Technicolor. Starring Dean Martin, Rock Hudson, and Susan Clark. Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26. Friday shows at p.m. ADULT. Special Matinee, January 26 "ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS" In color. Saturday at p.m. FAMILY. FORT Theatre "COUNTRY MUSIC" Starring Ferlm Husky, Skeeter Davis, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Buck Owens, Hank Williams Jr., Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26. Friday show at p.m. FAMILY. Special Matinee, January 26 "THE CANADIANS" In color. Starring Robert Ryan. Saturday at p.m. FAMILY. MILK Theatre "HEARTBREAK KID" In color. Starring Sybil Shep- herd and Eddie Albert. Friday, January 25 show at p.m. SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. PINCHER Theatre "BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES" In color. Starring Roddy McOowall, Lew Ayres and Natalie Trundy. Fndav Saturday, January and 26. Friday shows at and p.m. MATINEE SATURDAY AT P.M. FAMILY. Theatre "WALKING TALL" In Color. Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26. Friday shows at and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. Special Matinee Saturday "SNOOPY COME HOME' 2 Saturday at and p.m. FAMILY. show for a night of violent weeping. What comes in the middle of this sentimental sandwich is as unpalpa table as unseasoned cold potato. There's nothing traumatic about being fifty according to The Playgoers, Alberta's oldest continuously operating community drama group. And just to demonstrate that the "best is yet to the new executive of the club has embarked on a series of eleven workshops to instruct and involve anyone interested, however peripherally, in drama The sessions open this evening at p.m. with Dr. David Spinks and a session on "improvisation" at the U of L's drama studio. Don't let lack of transportation discourage you. Plan is to assemble at the Bowman Arts Centre at 7 p.m. before travelling to the studio. Cost is very low; a two- dollar Playgoer's mem- bership, plus a one-dollar fee for each class and you can take in any or all'of the sessions. For fullest information give Bob Baunton a call at 328-6034. If further proof that Playgoers are lively is needed it can be found in their entry of two plays in the Regional One-Act Festival at the Yates February 7-8. Ed Bayly, actor and set designer, stalwart support of many a local production, will take his first flyer as a director with a production of The Rteiftf of the Moon. Jim Veenstra, whose Babel Rap for Lethbridge Youth Theatre took the honors at last year's festival, will bring in Thornton Wilder's Hello Out There. Sponsors of the local festival is Allied Arts Council and festival tickets will be on sale next week. Budding playwrights may have the opportunity to blossom in the 1974-75 season of Theatre Calgary. TC's artistic director Harold Baldridge is seeking new Canadian scripts following the success of Walsh by Sharon Pollock last November. Playwrights should send their scripts to Mr. Baldridge at Theatre Calgary, 211 11 Avenue, S.W. Calgary. Enclose a stamped, addressed return envelope for quick reply. And opening this coming Wednesday at Theatre Calgary, that most delicious of musicals The Fantasticks Betty Sorensen of the Community College will be bringing her production of the show to the Yates come spring. So see both and double your pleasure. Ancient Indian campsites almost years old ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Anthropologists from Memorial University have discovered that ancient Indian campsites in southern Labrador are years older than any human habitation previously found in the province. Dr. James Tuck, head of the university's anthropology de- partment and Or. Robert McGhee report that radiocarbon dating showed the remains of campfires and animal bones to be almost years old. The> campsites were found on the coast between the southern Labrador communities of Pinware and Forteau, about 20 miles from HOTEL Red Coach Lounge GENE LENNEN Nightly for your listening pleasure TAVERN MOJO REVUE Coriwr 4th Am. md 7th at. 8. Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7 00 9 OS ASH WEDNESDAY 7 25 9 35 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 05 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7.15 930 AMERICAN GRAFFITI 74010.00 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 30 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEOE CINEMA THEY CALL ME TRINITY 6 30 10 00 TRINITY IS STILL MY NAME 8 20 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 8 20 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT WANT TO BE POPULAR? 1-10 p.m Sat 1-5 p.m. Phone 329-0955 Monte Cristo Dance Academy AFTERNOON RATE? FOR COUPLES Vz PRICE ftPARKPLAZA Prwentt for your Dining and Dancing Plnsura "Time of Your Life" WEEK-END "SPECIALS" No. 1 Bar-B-Qued Back 02. Pork Back Ribs Seasoned rice Bar-B-Que sauce 3.85 No. 2 Start Sandwich two oz. top sirloin steak and broiled to perfection toast 4.75 per person In so many words Tom Middleton and Songbird are on their way to tethbridge on a 19-city Canadian tour from Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie. The Canadian rock group will be in concert at 8 p.m. in the LCI auditorium, with the LCI stage band, directed by Jerry Pokarney. In each city, Middleton will be working with youth orchestras a first in Canadian music history. Snowdon refused interview DETROIT (AP) Detroit Mayor Coleman Young refused an inteiview with the Earl of Snowdon, apparently because he thought Princess Margaret's husband was only a photographer for a British newspaper. The Earl is in Detroit taking photographs to illustrate a story for the London Sunday Times. William Beckham, the mayor's top aide, said Young "had no time" to see the photographer Wednesday "You're Beckham said, when told who the photographer was Ford family cool about White House the Newfoundland Quebec boundary. Dr. Tuck said the Indians who created the campsites probably were the ancestors of the people whose year-old burial sites were found at Port au Choix on insular Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula in 1968. The radiocarbon dates were taken from wood charcoal found in a fireplace which also contained seal, caribou and seabird bones. The anthropologists also found quartz crystal spearheads, polished slate spears, Janes and carving gouges. The Indians are believed to have been members of a race who once lived in New- foundland, the Maritimes and parts of Maine. Prisoner stabbed NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) A British Colum- bia penitentiary prisoner, Ronald James Sinclair, 25, was stabbed in the back Tuesday. A penitentiary spokesman said he was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital where he was listed in serious con- dition. Sinclair had been in the prison since August awaiting trial on charges of robbery and rape. SPECIAL INCLUDES SOUP, SALAD CHOICE OF POTATO AND BABY CARROTS By ISABELLE SHELTON Washington-Star-News WASHINGTON If fate should send vice-president Gerald R. Ford to the White House, at least one member of his family would feel right at home there. The Fords' 16-year-old daughter, Susan the youngest of their four children worked at the White House all last summer, selling official White House guidebooks to the tourists who throng through the presidential mansion. But while Susan, a junior at Holton-Arms school, found the mechanics of the White House intriguing, she has no desire to live there, Susan says. "I haven't thought about it, really. I wouldn't know what to do if I ended up there. It's a huge place." Her three brothers Michael Gerald (Mike) 23; John Gardner 21; and Steven Meigs 17 are equally cool toward living in the nation's No. 1 mansion. They're remarkably calm, solid group of young people, whose heads don't seem turned one degree by' their father's new eminence. Not only are they not looking ahead to the White House tney don't even want to move into a bigger family residence now that their father is vice- president. Their pleasant four- bedroom house in Alexandria, Va., adequate by normal suburban standards, seemed a bit crowded when it had to stretch to accommodate the secret service, two navy Stewarts in the kitchen, and an office and secretary for Mrs. Ford plus a constant stream of reporters and TV crews. But the family voted unanimously to stay put. "This is the Fords our house, our neighbors, our says older brother Mike. "We all feel very strongly about says Susan, "when the subject came up, Steve said, 'No way. A Ford will always live in this house.' Betty Ford says fondly that her husband, the new vice- president, is a "square." As for her children, they've never been in a protest march, they're not into drugs, they don't even seem to have hangups. On the other hand, they don't have bristling short hair or American flag pins in their lapels, either Mike, the oldest, is "into Burn books on occult in a serious way, studying in a divinity school outside Boston, with plans for devoting his life to "Christian service." "We were, I'd say, a typical middle class suburban American family that attends church on Sunday. We all were fairly active in the church, but I never really received too much spiritual growth in my childhood and adolescence. "It was in college that I was having to ask myself serious questions about my future what is there to live for, and things of that sort, besides the immediacy of waking up every morning and going through a regular routine questions, and also just somewhat getting caught up in my own evil nature, I guess, made me really begin to feel that there's got to be more here than we can see and can touch. It was in my junior year in college that I was led to receive Jesus Christ as my lord and savior." 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(AP) About 40 books on occult subjects, including the novel The Exorcist, went up in smoke yesterday as young members of the Bethel Assembly of God Church held a book-burning around a charcoal grill. About 100 persons watched as the books were put to the torch by the youths, who said they are disturbed by what they said is Satan's effort to usurp God's place in the world. The church members said they collected the books as evidence of a new mania with the occult. They said they are concerned over publicity about the world of evil spirits and wanted to burn the books to repudiate Mack magic. ADULT-NOT SUITABLE] FOR CHILDREN TONITE AND SATURDAY At p.m. Barbara Sawyer and her beauticians. Paramount Picture Proems A Sapcianus Production Elizabeth Taylor Ash Wednesday1 ADULT paramount cinema HELD OVER THRU TUESDAY At p.m.