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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Alberta ballet company receives grant Hollywood salves its conscience EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Ballet Company will get from the provincial government to help it complete tours throughout the province. Horst Schmid, Alberta min- ister of culture, youth and rec- reation, said today he his ar- ranged for the grant and added he hopes the grant will enable the company to give perform ances at LeUibridge, Medicine Hat, Lacombe, Hinton, West lock, Peace River, Grande Prai- rie, Valleyview and High Pral- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights from 8 p.m. to 12 Midnight FEATURING TOP COUNTRY WESTERN and ROCK GROUPS EVERY WEEK AT THE DALLAS TAVERN 312 5th STREET SOUTH FULLY LICENSED ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd Avenue South EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES JACKPOT IN 50 NUMBERS BONUS JACKPOT IN 55 NUMBERS NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS ALLOWED! PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS ELKS AND GUESTS DOWNSTAIRS ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY, JAN. 27-SHEMO FRIDAY, JAN. 28-SHEMO SATURDAY, JAN. 29-CLIFFS COMBO By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) Why an honorary Oscar to Charlie Chaplin in Ilia 83rd year? Tire answer to that lies partly in Hollywood's Chaplin's onetime partner, D. W. Griffith. In a surprise move, the Mo- tion Picture Academy an- nounced last week that Chaplin would return to the United CHARLIE CHAPLIN Honorary Oscar States after a absence to receive an honorary Oscar at the awards April 10. He was cited for "the incalcu- lable effect he has had in mak- ing motion pictures the trt form ol thli century.. Chaplin hid bom given a cial award at the first academy event in 1928 "for his versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing The but over the yean he never won an Oscar in competi- tion. Hie academy often makes up for discrepancies like that by giving honorary says a long-time observer of the local scene. "Obviously Chaplin is one of the of film history and should have won an award. The honorary Oscar helps salve Hol- lywood's conscience." IMAGE A CONCERN Hollywood with a conscience? It may seem absurd, but the remaining figures of the film establishment are concerned by the industry's image. That image was tarnished in IMS when D. W. Griffith died in ob- scurity and poverty. Griffith, who founded United Artists with Chaplin, Mary Plckford and Douglas Fair- banks, was generally considered the creative father of movies. He was given an honorary Oscar In 1936, but for his last dozen years he was virtually ig- nored by the industry he founded. The neglect of Griffith has long been cited as evidence of Hollywood's callous attitude to- ward Its former greats. During the past two decades, the academy's board of direc- tors has striven to compensate for the industry's GRETA GARBO Special Oscar to reward those who should have won an Oscar but didn't. Greta Garbo, acclaimed by many historians as tie screen's greatest actress, never won the Oscar although nominated four times. In 1955 the academy made up for the omission with a special Oscar for "her unforget- table screen performances." GRANT HONORED Gary Grant, the screen's best Audiences are smarter SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "SEE NO EVIL" In color. Starring Mia Farrow. Wed- nesday, January 26. Show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. TABER Tower Theatre "THE LAST VALLEY" In color. Starring Omar Sharif and Michael Caine. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 26, 27 and 28. Wednesday shows at and p.m. Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "GET CARTER" In color. Starring Michael Caine. Wed- nesday and Thursday, January 26 and 27. Wednesday show at p.m. Restricted Adult. NEW YORK (AP) Audi- ences are getting smarter and smarter. Take the word of star Robert Shaw, who says it is mostly because of theatre's up- start rival, television. "They are much quicker to feel things on stage than every- one more than UIIC L they That new sophistication on th spectator side of the proscenium is particularly evident in Harol Pinter's Old Times, the Lanca shire actor's fourth and curren stint on local boards. The audience each night the Billy Rose Theatre display consistent penchant for re- were 10 years ago as- spending at different points 1 serts Broadway's visiting Briton. "You used to have to tell them much more. They indeed see so much rubbish on TV, but they also see so much acting and indeed better quality act- ing. Now they get ahead of you, whereas they used to be'behind. "So you play much less broadly and throw out the old Terence Rattigan rule that ev- erything must be repeated three times. Now you've got to tell them only half a time, and they're there." Having played a gamut of roles from James Bond's blonde nemesis in From Russia With Love to Henry VIH in A Man for All Seasons on film, Shaw says the communicative speed- up is prevalent in cinema as well as on the stage, his pri- mary enthusiasm. FAIRFIELD'S MOTOROLA TV SPECIAL TRADE-IN OFFER FOR OWNERS OF PUSH BUTTON, LOCK IN COLOR SETS PURCHASED FROM FAIRFIELDS, AND PROSPECTIVE BUYERS Your 2-year-old colour Motorola TV set can be traded in on a brand new colour set, same model for 295 IF YOU WISH TO TRADE YOUR SET IN FOR A LARGER MODEL YOU PAY ONLY PLUS THE DIFFERENCE IN REG. LIST PRICE OF THE TWO MODELS. Financing is now available an a declining balance. Thli meant you will have a guarantee of two years on parts and one full year an labour. FAIRFIELDS SERVICES LTD. 12.44 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-6684 Your exclusive Motorola Dealer In Uthbrldge. Remember us for all your Partt and Service Needs. the script with the laughter tha is one of the most reassuring indices of rapt attention. "It's a real test of ensembl he appraises the el feet upon him and his two co leagues, Mary Ure and Rose- mary Harris. "You have to keep the whole thing fixed in your head like a computer, be- cause the basic rhythm of the play must somehow be main- tained.' The highly praised drama concerns a couple and the wife' long-missing friend, engaged in an elliptically typical Pinter probe into psychic tensions cross affections. "Pinter requires a sterner discipline among players than any writer I know. You can' throw anything away. Those laughs put great demands on your inner concentration You've got to have all UK possi bilities in mind. I know now about 10 fairly sure laughs, bu there are about 20 others tha are different from night to night. You never know where they are coming." ACTS AGAINST TYPE His third Pinter play again has the ruggedly athletic-type actor performing against type Of the taut erotic triangle, Shaw says, "I have to show a mascu- line vulnerability that's alien to me. In a situation like that 1'c nave walked out, definitely." Since Mary Ure is his wife in private life, he briefly dwells on the desirability of professional partnership. "There's enormous carryover from one sphere to the other. To live with any other performer 24 hours a day is rough. It's some- National Ballet manager quits TORONTO (CP) Wallace Russell, general manager of the National Ballet of Canada for the last five years, has re- signed, effective next August. "I cant' support the policies of the ballet any he said in an interview. "I can no longer support the people who are making many of the poli- cies.1 His departure is to occur in the middle of the ballet's 20th season following its first European tour and just prior to a major North American tour headlined by Rudolf Nireyev. Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "Carnal Knowledge" Last Complete 9nw PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Dollars" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Toklat" Last Complete Show what easier in films because you're usually in differe nt scenes. "The paradox is that nobody, however, can play a husband and wife better than a husband and wife. Because if it isn't your wife, either tlie woman is so sexy you're trying to have an affair with her privately, or else you loathe her. "So husband and wife in cer- tain circumstances is very good, but not too often. I wouldn't like to get into the Burton-Taylor position. That's kind of ridicu- lous, really." His own first play, The Man In The Glass Booth, attracted considerable international atten- tion several seasons ago under Pinter's direction, and his sec- ond, Calo Street, was done re- cently by tha youth division of E n g I a n d 's National Theatre Company. He is at work on his sixth novel, Flesh and Blood. Rail traffic almost back to normal CALGARY (CP) Rail traf- fice through the Rocky Moun- tains returned to near normal Tuesday as crews worked to clear siding along the Cana- dian Pacific lines, a company spokesman said. After digging out from slides and a crippling storm which hit last week, traffic was dis- rupted Monday afternoon by a slide which knocked out the central traffic control system between Revelstoke and Field B.C. The system sets signals auto, matically along short sections of track to let trains crews know whether it Is safe to pro- ceed into the rent section. Train crews had to stop and set signals manually and this left some trains up to 10 hours late. light comedian, was nominated twice but failed to win. Two years ago, he got an honorary. Comedians rarely win Oscars unless they break type and play Red Buttons academy has dramatic roles, So the compensated with special awards to Harold Lloyd Danny Kaye Buster Kca- ton (1960) and Stan Laurel Bob Hope has also bsen honored several times by the academy. Chaplin left the United States In 1952 with his family for a visit to Europe. The justice de- partment announced he would not be able to' return without facing a hearing on charges of moral turpitude and Communist sympathies. A long-time resident of the CARY GRANT Passed Up United States but never a citi- zen, he took up residence in Switzerland. In 1957 he made a film in England, A King in New York, which was critical of America. Wxfnnday, January 16, THE LETHHIOOI HIULD 7 Singer Gene Austin dies from cancer of lung PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (CP- Reiiter) Gene Austin, com- poser and singer of tunes that have been performed for more than four decades, died Monday at the age of 71. He had been suffering from lung cancer for 20 months and entered hospital last week. Austin's songs include When My Sugar Walks Down the Street, Lonesome Road, How Come You Do Me Like You Do, Wedding Bells are Breaking up That Old Gang of Mine and Ridin' Around in the Rain. Austin never learned to read music and composed by ear at a piano or electric organ. Be- tween 1924 and 1930, the public bought 86 million copies of his records. His theme song, My Blue Heaven, sold 12 million. My Blue Heaven was written by Walter Donaldson. Earlier re- ports erroneously identified Austin as its composer. Although his popularity waned Burn trees NATAL (HNS) The For- esters Club made its contribu- tion to the proposed Eparwood recreation complex recently by sponsoring a Christmas tree burning event at the site of the proposed complex. Proceeds from the event will 'be About 50 to 60 people were on hand. Eddie Nortbey's band entertained. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic Suite 1-304 5lh St. S. Ph. 327-7244 lelhbrldfjo after 1930, Austin remained ac- tive until recent years, writing songs, recording and occasion- ally performing in night clubs. His biggest year was 1929 when he sang three hits mitten by Girl ol My Dreams I Love You, and Caro- lina Moon. COLLEGE Tonight Thru Sat. TON1GHT-THURS.-FRI. at and p.m. SATURDAY CONTINUOUS p.m. Adulti Evening Children Evening SATURDAY MATINEE Adult. Jl.SO Children 75c In the Centre of Things WED., JAN. 26th VIMY LOUNGE DEITRICH' SAT., JAN. 29th VIMY LOUNGE 'THE EMBERS' FRI., JAN. 23th BEAVER ROOM THE METROS' SAT., JAN. 29th BEAVER ROOM 'HIGHWAY' Royal Canadian Legion GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4 hi AVENUE AND 9th ST. S. FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT NOW SHOWING 2 Shows Daily At and p.m. "'Carnal KnOWlcdce'ii or the bail movlei ever." 0 -LllSmilll. Arthur Garfunkel, Ann Margrei and Jules FeiNcr. Carnal Knowledge.! Tli( IinguiQi in this lilm may be offensive to some people. Minipir UJRRI .nd GOLDI6HRUJfl RESTRICTED ADuLT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Written and Directed by RICHflRD BROOKS LAST TIMES TONIGHT at and p.m. Shocking. Beautiful. Brilliant. Sensual. Deadly ...and in the end, only they will survive. ...WOW! C.B.C. TV THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE Science Fiction? No. Science Fact. A DAVID L WOLPER Production. PrHliicud and Dl'rctpd by Walon GrMn. Music Ulo ScMInn Cm, cinema STARTING TOMORROW 2 SHOWS AT AND P.M. ;