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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ISRAEL: A Flame Rekindled VII. The you, go among the (Arab refugees) in the hills of Judea, they mill take you by the arm to a -crest of land and point downwards, across the rusty skeins of barbed wrirc. "Can you see there beside those trees? That is my home." ChUders, in 1961. Had the 1948 Arab-Israeli war been merely one of army against army, it could be argued that there might not have been a second war, or a third. The nearly one-million Arab residents of Palestine were in essence the third party to the war; they were locked between th0 Arab- Israeli vise. After the passage of years, ft is dif- ficult to reconstruct what happened to the Arabs of Palestine, caught tip in the swirling conflict of 1948. In the judgment of the American Friends Service Committee, "most of those who fled did so out of the perfectly human tendency to panic in the face of warfare and to flee from the fighting." The Palestinians fled to Lebanon, to Syria, to the West Bank of Jordan, to the Gaza Strip. Of the Arabs in Palestine, only remained (in Israel) after the war. Since that time, a new generation of Palestinians has been born, and they are also refugees, living a mar- ginal existence in squalid camps, eating food supplied by the U.N. Relief and works Agency, clinging to a dimmed hope that they will one day return to Palestine, a land which technically -no longer exists. To the lefugees, there are two indisputable facts: (1) they have not been allowed to go home, and (2) they have not been able to re- claim or gain compensation for the properties they lost. These basic realities are the funda- mental source of their bitterness. And this bitterness has spawned the Palestine Liberation Organization, the El Fatah, the September movement and other groups which, aided and abetted by Arab states, have continued a reign of terror in the Holy Land, a reign has touched distant areas of the earth. According to U.N. officials, more than 60 per cent of the Arab refugees have found new homes and jobs in the host states (although, only one, Jordan, grants citizenship) and have been in- corporated into local economies. But the re- maining Arabs are, for the most part, the elderly, the very poor, the widows and orphans who are difficult to incorporate in a largely subsistance and traditional agriculture. No state today claims responsibility for the refugees. are, as Jewish refugees once were, a homeless people. The Arab states have not tempted to resettle refugees to any significant degree because, both refugees and governments say, successful resettlement would help the Is- raelis and the world forget the injustice done to the Palestinians and to accept a large-scale fait accompli. That the refugees have been used as pawns is undeniable. What is the fate of the Arab refugees? Mid. die East specialist Albert Hourani suggests that ''in the long run it may be in Israel's interest to grant the refugees the right of return or com- pensation for only as a mixed state has it a chance of being accepted by its neighbors. But in the short run, the desire for security and for further immigration works against it. It seems more likely than not that Israel will do nothing." NEXT: The Leaders Canada Council study: Dance companies gaining in popularity OTTAWA (CP) Dance com- panies attract the smallest over-all audience of all the per- forming arts, says a Canada Council study. But the study says that in the last five yeans, dance has in- creased its audience at a rate that is leaps and bounds aheac of opera, theatre and meuic. New television network commissions documentaries TORONTO (CP) Global Television, which plans to ge on the air next Jan. 1, announced DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic Suite 5th St. S. Ph. 327-7244 lethbridge Friday tihat Brian Nowlan, former CBC producer, has been signed to produce a senes of documentaries. Nowlan, now an independent producer working out of Ot- tawa, served with CTV Tele- vision news and also with CBC's controversial This Hour Has Seven Days. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "SOIDEER BLUE" In Technicolor. Starring Candice Bergen and Peter Strauss. Monday, Tuesday and Wed- nesday, May 14, 15 and 16. Monday show at p.m. Restricted Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "TALES OF THE CRYPT" In color. With Peter Gush- ing and Joan Collins Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14, 15 and 16. One show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable for Children. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "SHAFT'S BIG SCORE" In Metrocolor. Starring Richard Roundtree. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14, 15 and 16. Monday show at p.m. Restricted Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK" In color. With Woody Allen. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14, 15 and 16. Monday shows at and pm. Restricted Adult. Dialogue and scenes may be objectionable to some. We Want You To Attend 32nd Annual BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday- Sunday-Monday May 18, 19, 20, 21 CRESTON, B.C. 4 FULL DAYS OF FUN IRISH ROVERS IN CONCERT GIANT FESTIVAL PARADE CABARETS GOLF TOURNAMENT GIANT CAR BINGO if NEW INTERMOUNTAIN SHOWS MIDNIGHT BOWLING TOURNAMENT MOTO CROSS RACES MODEL AIRPLANE SHOW FESTIVAL QUEEN PAGEANT if 3 NIGHTS TEEN Between 1966 and 1971, profes- sional dance companies had in- creased their audiences by more than 100 per cent, com- pared to an average audience growth of 50 per cent for the other performing theatre and opera. The study by MeKinsey and Co., Inc., a Toronto manage- ment consulting firm, is one of a series commissioned by the Canada Council to assess the status and problems facing each of the performing arts in Canada. There are 15 professional dance companies in Canada- five ballet, nine modern and one folk. The ballet and modern dance groups operate out of Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, or Vancouver. Can- ada's only professional folk dance troupe Les Feux Toi- its home in Char- lottetown. The report says that in the 1970-71 season, professional dance companies were left hold- ing the bag for a total of million worth of costs not cov- ered by box office returns, gov- ernment grants or donations. FUTURE BLEAK The future promised to be even bleaker a 5-miiHion to- tal deficit projected for 1974-75 and a shortcoming in dance com- panies took steps to attract big- ger audiences and lowered their costs through better marketing and management techniques. Dancers are poorly paid, so cost cuts cannot be directed to- wards salaries, says the report. Modern damcers earned an av- erage income of a year, while ballet dancers reportedly averaged annually. Dance groups must acquaint themselves with what is avail- able in from the government and from private organization and how to go about applying for money, the study advises. To build bigger audiences, the study says, more effort must be made to acquaint the public with dance as a performing art. This could be done by luring more people to the box office and by ensuring that when they came to a performance, they would be exposed to a first-rate demonstration. Monday, May 14, 1973 THC LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Heartbreak Kid" Last Complete Show Adult, Not Suitable for Children COIXEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "Shamus" Last Complete Show Restricted Adult GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN "Murder in Rue Morgue" "Frogs" One Complete Show Adult greenacres drive in TONITE and TUESDAY ICHHUL AOL. Nature COLOR by Movielab 1TROfiS'L.MYMILLAND-SMIII ELLIOTT SECOND FEATURE Gates Open One Complete Show p.m. FAMILY paramount Mi St. 4th An. South. 327-5100 NOW SHOWING thru WED. some say he's dead... s -'Jeremiah Johnson" DAILY AT and P.M. Jtobeit Redfoid From Warner Bros, Fa'oraarRc'uresI-i'ema'io-sl Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid .AnHameMayfilni 2 SHOWS AT and P.M. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN paramount cinema Ml St. 4th Am. South, 3Z7-SKXJ TONITE and TUES. RESTRICTED ADULT SHAMUS IS A PRO! HE NEVER MISSES! college cinema 20th Are, Mayor Dr, 328-6300- Tonite and Tues. MMiRnMoi fJ D jha mas SHOWS AT and P.M. KALISPEL MAY 19, 20, 21 Saturday, May 19 SOCIAL HOUR, p.m. Elks Pool area Sunday, May 20 PICNIC, 1 p.m. Woodland Park Monday, May 21 DRAWING FOR PRIZES 2 p.m. on Main Street Registration for prizes in Kalispel stores all three days, all events free to visiting Canadians. BAXTER'S BOOK STORE OPEN FOR BUSINESS TUESDAY, MAY 15th At our new location 1005 3rd Ave. S. Hours: 10 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday CLOSED MONDAYS LCI. BAND SPRING CONCERT PRESENTED BY THE CONCERT AND STAGE BANDS TUESDAY, MAY 15th 8 p.m. YATES CENTRE Tickets at the door proceeds to the BAND UNIFORM FUND Irving Berlin is 85 Composer Irving Berlin, shown at left in uniform he wore overseas with his "This Is The Army" show, and at right, as he ap- peared in 1968, was 85 on Friday, Berlin, who wroie some 850 songs from "Oh, How I Hate to Get up in the Morning" to "God Bless spent the day quietly with family members on his estate in the Catskills. HOTEL TAVERN TONIGHT THRU SATURDAY 'DOWNTOWN' DINE AND DANCE LOUNGE TONIGHT thru SATURDAY 'MASON RAIL' RED COACH LOUNGE TONIGHT thru SATURDAY GEORGE RENAUD" CORNER 4th AVE. and 7th ST. S. PHONE 327-3191 HOTEL COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMING and MUSEUM SCHEDULE May May May May 1 FRITZ SICK POOL Swim (adults only) 72-7 Swim (adults Only) 12-1 pm. Public Swim Swim (adults only) 12 1 Swim (adults only) -1pm. Public Swim Swim 3-6 Swim 1 5 p m Family Sw m 6-8 Swim 10-12 noon i Noon Swim (Adults Only) 12 1 p.m. Public Swim 1.30 ill? ALEXANDER SALT through Friday IjOO.-WO p.m. NOTE: The summer season Family Swimming Pass is now on sn lo at the Fritz Sick Pool during the above hours. The pass is j valued at and will entitle the entire family to admission to any public swimming session at any of the City 1 1 swimmino pools from May T5 September 15, 1973. _ _ ;