Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, Junt 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -13 Joan Waterjield 'Exorcist' movie starts local run So it's finally here The Exorcist, the number-one box- olfice sensation of the year It's a movie that has been trumpeted through word-of- mouth, newspapers, magazines and talk shows The result is that it has captured the curiosity of the masses and is cleaning up financially Author Peter Blatty and director William Friedkin have lost no opportunity to flog their product moving the promotion phase by phase from the television appearances of Linda Blair who is shown grinning wholesomly to the latest tack which has Friedkin revealing how the special effects were treated Which leaves one with the uneasy feeling that these gentlemen are less concerned with what they have wrought than its effect on the marketplace Such blatant exploitation has had a natural backlash of condemnation with various community attempts to invoke censorship The Chancery Office of the Archdiocese of Boston issued a statement that the Church does not encourage support or recommend 'The Exorcist and in fact find the film totally unsuited for non adults and for adults who lack the special maturity required to view the film with rare objectivity Backlash is suggested too, in a further quotation from the Boston chancery "Because of the peculiarly Catholic nature (plot chief characters ritual) of the film, the impression has grown that the Roman Catholic Church gives unqualified support to this highl) controversial motion picture This impression is bolstered in the various media by reports, analyses and other commentary Such an impression is not only misleading but in no way represents the general feeling of churchmen in the matter Certainly the film could be dismissed as a figment of a violent imagination were it not it has been placed in a pseudo religious milieu On the score of the language a main element of the "shock it has been observed in some theatres that certain types of patrons start repeating the words and phrases aloud in spontaneous mimicry Yet the concensus seems to be that the shock is not so much the foul language and the lewd invitations but the circumstance that all proceeds from a sweet young girl So The Excorcist. To see or not But the decision to view this lurid clash of good and evil should be carefully considered Loyal Order of Moose SOCIAL and DANCE Saturday. June 8th, 9 p.m. Moose Hall Music by The Albertans Members and invited guests only1 To entertain you at the VENTURA HOTEL INCOALDALE "LARRY BRANSEN" Playing this Fri. and Sat. and all next week. TONITE AT THE HOLIDAY INN A Fun Musical with Sheila Pisko Ray Mercer Jim Mc- Hugh Albert Azzara Linda Johnson Kirk Jensen David Mann and Shen McFaddden Bar Service from p.m. Show Starts at p.m. _ RED COACH LOUNGE Don Perrin nightly for your entertainment TAurDNBARNEY and the BEERNUTS I HVtltn (Thurs., Fri., Sat.) Phone 327-3191 IcaNaoa HOTEL City of Lethbridge Community Services Department PUBLIC NOTICE Effective Saturday, June 8, 1974, admission rates at the City of Lethbridge swimming pools and skating rinks will be revised as follows: GENERAL ADMISSION TO PUBLIC SWIMMING OR SKATING Children (14 yrs. and under) Students (15-18 yrs. with Student Cards) Adults ....................................6OC FAMILY SEASON PASSES: Summer Season (May 15-Sept. 15) Winter Season (Sept. 16-May 14) INDIVIDUAL PASS TICKETS: SHEET OF 28 TICKETS 1 ticket admits one child 2 tickets admits one student 3 tickets admits one adult For further information contact the Community Services Department at 328-2341 Local 258 On a happier and indeed healthier note, the appearance of Celeste Holm as> the final speaker at the Arts and You Conference in Red Deer Miss Holm is a very classy lady who with waimth and good sense cut through the self-indulgence which pollutes the arts Speaking of her parents she said they had a constant respect for children, not for what they might become but what they are now Her parents believed, too, that an educated mind without an educated heart is no education at all Recalling her own big breaks" she told of initiating her auditon for "Ado Annie" in Oklahoma by falling on to the stage singing in a well- trained soprano then being told by Richard Rogers to sing as though she had never had a lesson m her life She got the part As she did the role in The Snake Pit by trapping Anatole Litvak in an elvator, convincing him her interest in mental health (a continuing interest) made, among other things the part important for her Some memorable quotes All of the arts are only to remind us of life itself" "the artist is someone able to perceive other in chaos" (on doing your own thing to see ourselves in relation to each other, doing everything we do in relation to the other (about acting) the actor should be like water, able to assume whatever shape the vessel demands" you re an actress when more people think you are than don't And Miss Holm brought down the house when talking about nudity on the stage The human body looks about as defenceless as an earthworm" and she climaxed the comment with that unwriteable sound most commonly given by one viewing a very cute and defenceless baby And congratulations are indeed in order To Shen McFadden who has just been advised of her acceptance at the National Theatre School Close to three-hundred young people auditioned, from these to be chosen 10 male and five female students The ratio need not be debated, but it can be considered that Shen had a one-m-forty chance of selection Pre-school program funds hiked EDMONTON (CP) Education Minister Lou Hyndman announced Tuesday increased operating and capital grants will be paid to operators cf early childhood services programs in Alberta Operators of approved pre school programs for children will get more money per child beginning Sept 1 Most per pupil grants will be increased to from grants for children in disadvantaged situations will go to from and varying grants for the handicapped will be increased 13 per cent Capital grants for buying furniture and renovations will be increased to per pupil from Mr Hyndman also announced that operators will be eligible to receive grants for children over the age of 5 years in early childhood services programs One-million mark near for Expo SPOKANE Wash (AP) Expo 74 expects the one- million fair-goer late Friday or early Saturday at the World s Fair Total attendance after turnstiles closed Wednesday night was 936 015 including 24 821 visitors Wednesday Tommy Walker Expo s entertainment and management consultant said today the one-millionth guest will have gifts from all the pavilions and a gift from the Expo Corp _ May up fare Liz ana companion OTTAWA (CP) If current Movie star Elizabeth Taylor is shown above strollmq on the waterfront of a economic trends continue famed nviera resort in Portofmo, Italy, yesterday with her companion Henry HALIFAX (CP) Lord Al- exander, former governor- general of Canada, was a big tipper, says Tom Wolfe Tom, as he is known to most Haligomans. should know He has met every Canadian prime minister and governor- general since 1930 during their stays at Hotel Nova Scotia, where Tom has worked for 44 years I ve been here as long as the cornerstone he com- mented in an interview as he prepared for retirement this month A native of England who started in the Canadian hotel business at the Royal York in Toronto in 1S29, he has served the Queen, her father George VI, the Duke of Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Princess Anne The most charming guest he has met he says is the Queen Mother, On her last visit here, she reminisced with Tom about the time he rushed headlong into her as he tried to leave the royal suite hurriedly before her arrival with King George VI in 1939 He had delivered sherry to the room The Anne Campbell Singers And Teen Clefs WILL HOLD A BOOSTER DINNER Southminster United Church Hall Sunday, June 16th at p.m. FOLLOWED BY A MINI-CONCERT In the SANCTUARY p.m. Dinner a Person SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "PAPER MOON' in color Starring Ryan O'Neal Friday and Saturday. June 7 and 8 Shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m ADULT "DONOVANS REEF' Saturday Matinee Starring John Wayne Show at 2 00 p m FAMILY FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "THE DEADLY TRACKERS" in color Starring Richard Hams and Rod Taylor Friday and Saturday. June 7 and 8 ADULT. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre LADY SINGS THE BLUES' in color Starring Diana Ross Fnday and Saturday. June 7 and 8 Friday shows at 8 30 p m ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre 'CAPTAIN APACHE in color Friday and Saturday June 7 and 8 Friday shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m ADULT 'CMQN LETS LIVE A LITTLE Saturday Matinee Show at 2 00 p m FAMILY TABER Tower Theatre MAGNUM FORCE in color Starring Clint Eastwood Fnday and Saturday June 7 and 8 Friday shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m RESTRICTED ADULT PARTNERS Saturday Matinee Starting Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show at 1 30 p rn FAMILY there likely will be further increases in air fares Angus Wynberg, Los> Angeles, car salesman She has been seen lately with Wynberg Mornson president of the Air since divorce reports by her and Richard Burton Transport Association of Canada said Friday Tory election candidate CBC newsman loses job TORONTO (CP) Ron Colhster, CBC's chief parliamentary correspondent since 1968, has been asked to resign because he accepted nomination as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the July 8 federal election in the Toronto riding of York- Scarborough The request came in a letter Wednesday from Knowlton Nash, director of public affairs programming for the television network. Mr Colhster, 45, trying to unseat Revenue Minister Robert Stanbury, had employees can run for public office and not be penalized he said Mr Colhster said he has not decided whether to obey the resignation demand A CBC spokesman said Thursday that1 Mr Collister was informed at the time he Veteran hotelman retires RON COLLISTER requested a leave of absence "You would think the CBC would try to set a good example in citizenship by encouraging employees to run for public office he said Mr Collister said there has been at least one precedent set in 1968 when CBC announcer Bruce Rogers was an unsuccessful federal candidate in Toronto but was allowed to return to the network "If Bob Stanfield forms the next government we'll make sure things are changed so Show Times expressed interest in seeking the political nomination that network bylaws require the resignation of anvone seeking public office He added that should Mr Collister fail to be elected we would certainly discuss his return to the network Oddities in the news ALFRED Me (AP) Tuesday was a bad day for Richard McAllister after being arrested for streaking on the Maine Turnpike, he was hit by a dump truck and was admitted to hospital Police said McAllister was naked along the turn- "pike when he was stopped and refused to put his clothes back on McAllister was taken to a county jail and booked on charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct He was released after don- ning clothes and posting a bond Shortly after leaving the jail officials said McAllister was hit b> the truck The hos- pital said he suffered a bro ken leg and possible head in- juries GOLD HILL Nev (AP) The Gold Hill News has re- sumed publication after a lapse of 92 years To our readers and ad- vertisers we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delav said Monday s issue, the first since the paper folded in 1882 The first paper was a daily It now is bi-weeklv paramount cinema NOW SHOWING at and p.m. Roar once again with the original movie cast Co'or by Deluxe Adult Not Suitable For Children Contains Gory Surgical Scenes PARAMOUNT THEATRE EXORCIST 7 00 9 00 No Short Subjecls TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 700900 RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 15 9 15 MASH 7 25 9 25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 915 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA WALKING TALL 8 00 HARRAD EXPERIMENT 10-05 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 8 00 RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE KARATE KILLER 10 00 OR DEATH 11 50 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 1000 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT ENTETA1NWIENT Ihealre lor PARAMOUNT THEATRE EXORCIST 2 15 7 00 9 00 No Stictl THREE COMPLETE SHOWS 2 15 7 00 9 DO RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short 7 15 9 15 7 25 9 25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 1s. ADULT NOT SUITABLE f OR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA WALKING TALL B 00 MARRAD EXPERIMENT 1005 OWE COMPLETE SHOW 8 OD RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE WESTWOPLD 1000 COPS AND ROBBERS 11 50 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 1000 GATES OPEN 900 T ADULT rSTEPTAIWENT green acres drive-in SATURDAY _________ AND SUNDAY Time Tonight "DR. DEATH" and "KARATE KILLERS" BOY, HAVE WE GOT A VACATION FOR YOU... ...Where nothing can possibly 90 A FUTURISTIC SUSPENSE DRAMA YULBRYNNER RICHARD BENJAMIN JAMES BROUN HIT NO. 2: "COPS and ROBBERS" with ALAN OELOINE Gates (torn compliti show 10 P.M. MAS II: Ingo Premmger Production j college cinema NOW J SHOWING j I One Complete Show 8 00 p m 1 "Might just turn out to be this year's sleeper and emulate the runaway success of 'BILLY Kevin Thomas L A 3TRICTED ADULT WALKING TALL HIT NO.2 EXPERIMENT paramount NOW SHOWING DAILY at and including Sunday ADULT I [RESTRICTED ADULT! THE EXORCIST e i sequtncti may bt disturbing to Passes and Golden Age cards not vtljd for this movfe ALL SEATS THIS MATINEE SATURDAY I SUNDAY 2 SHOWS at p.m. I at and p.m.