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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Written By Bill Fmet Coin5 Down The Road Profiles Big-City Coldness By JOAN KOWiMAN Herald Entertainment Writer Down the Koad arrived in town Friday night loaded down with honors and the kind of critical acclaim accorded few Canadian films. Currently at the College Mall Cinema, the movie won the 1970 Etrog for best Canadian-made feature film. Its stars, Doug McGrath and Paul Bradley, were named best actors. And, last but not least, Bill Fruet, a Lethbridge born actor-turned- writer, won the award for best screenplay. IN CALGARY STAY AT THE ATLANTA MQTEl WHERE YOU ARE A STRANGER ONLY ONCE! 45 Modern and Deluxe Unils Bridal Suite Free TV and Ice Dial Phones in all units f Minutes from Shopping Centre- Stampede Grounds Moderate Rates Phone 243-4651 3630 MACLEOD TRAIL The critical acclaim has in eluded plaudits from most east ern critics, Variety and Time magazines, and U.S. reviewei Judith Crist. There is no doubt about it. it i< a good film, perhaps the finest produced so far in Canada. Al- though it lacks the sleekness, of American films in its techni- cal side, it has a strong spine of integrity. But a great film it isn't. McGrath and Bradley are Pete and Joey, two Maritimcrs who take off in a garishly- painted old car for the big lights and swinginc life of Toronto. Upon their arrival, Pete, en- cumbered ith dreams far past his capacity to fulfil, tries for a job at an ad agency because he liked to watch the TV com- mercials back home. The agen- cy's personnel director, astound- ed at Pete's naivety, suggests he return to school or to the Mari- times. Eventually both Pete and his sidekick land a bottling com- pany job, one that is superior to their previous jobs only hi that it pays more mousy. They ogle the girls on Yonge Street, peruse store ads, take rides in Toronto's old-rich sec- tions, but none of it's for them. "MUSIC FOR YOUR DANCING AND LISTENING PLEASURE" Booking Available For: CABARETS WEDDINGS PARTIES Four of tethbridge's Top Musicians Playing All Types of Music THE JACKS Contact Bill Heibcrt 327-4979 Days 327-8029 Evenings Corner 13th St. and 2nd Ave. N. WEEKLY BINGO EVERY MONDAY 8 p.m. Cash Jackpot in 49 Nos......... Game No. 1 and Game No. 10 50 11 Games Prize Money....... 20 ALL GAMES PRIZE MONEY CAN BE DOUBLED ON A BLUE CARD WORTH Entry Card S1.00 All Wood Cards Each Children Under 16 Not Allowed Bingo will also be played in the club room for members and their invited guests Music Friday and'Saturday Banquet facilities Pole tries lo hustle the com- pany's resident sexpot, and spends the night watching her dance with someone else. Joey gets a girlfriend preg- nant and they enter into a pointless marriage. Both men are laid off their jobs and the duo. now a three- some with Joey's wife (Jaync sink into a bog of boredom and frustration. Tlie nightmare peaks when the two rch a grocery store and are forced back to the road again. Coin' Down (lie Road is a touching movie. It mercifully has no philosophy to expound, no explicit crilici'srns lo make. It settles on the lives of two down-and-outcrs and watches as the city, in a revel of indif- ference, pushes Ihem slill farth- er down. What the film lacks is bite. It is too episodic, with no final crushing dramatic scene which could have distilled the two men's grinding frustration. As Pan! Almond did with the Gaspe Peninsula in Isabel, She- bib seems so taken with the landscape the grimy, self- congratulatory ugliness of To- his camera dwells on it without furthering the ac- :ion. What raises Com' above most films, Canadian or Am- erican, is its ring of truth. Big cities, and Toronto in )articular, have foreclosure signs where a heart should be. Toronto accepts no lOUs, not from its own and certainly not from a Maritimer. Sciturday, November 7, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Bill, FRUET WELL WORTH WHILE A decade ago NYU basketball coach Lou Rossini visited Sche- neclady, N.Y., to see Barry Kramer, then one of the top schoolboy prospects m the United Slates. The journey was rewarding. During his first four years with the NYU Violets, Kramer shattered 11 team scor- ing records. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "A MAN CALLED HORSE" In Technicolor. Starring Richard Han-is. Saturday, November 7th. Shows at and p.m. Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "TRUE GRIT" In Technicolor. Starling Best Actor Academy Award winner John Wayne. Kim Darby and Glen Campbell. Saturday, November 7th. Shows at and p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre "HOW THE WEST WAS WON" In Metrocolor. Starring Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, James Stewart and Carro! Baker. Saturday. November 7lh. Shows at p.m. Family. Sunday, November 8th. Shows at and p.m. "PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE" In Tech- nicolor. Starring Elvis Presley. Family. PICTURE BUTTE-Cinema Theatre "CHARLY" In Technicolor. Starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom. Saturday and Sunday, November 7tli and 8th. Show each night at p.m. Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "TWO MULES FOR SISTER KAKA" In Technicolor. Starring Shirley Maclaine and Clint Eastwood. Saturday, November 7th. Shows at anil p.m. Adult Nol. Suitable for Children. TABER Tower Theatre "TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA" In Technicolor. Stan-ing Shirley Maclaine and Clint Eastwood. Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7th, 9th, 10th and llth. Saturday shows at and p.m. Adult Suitable for Children. Ger more out of life Take the family to a movifl SATURDAY PARAMOUNT Short Last Complete PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short "Start The Revolution With- out Last Complete COLLEGE CINEMA Special "Going Down The Last Complete SUNDAY PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short "Start The Revolution With- out One Complete COLLEGE MALL CINEMA Matir.se: only. Short "Going Down The One Complele NIGHT CALL 327-2224 327-3838 327-4440 UNITED CABS Gerald Collins Lynn Tcnnant Henry Welbroek_____ Laporte Death Cited THE HAGUE (Renter) The death of Quebec Labor Ministei Pierre Laporte was cited here Friday at the opening of the ICth annual session cf the North Atlantic Assembly as an in- stance of gangsterism threaten- ing the fabric of modern soci- ety. In his report lo Ihe closed ses- sion of the assembly's political committee, Erik Blumenfeld, a Christian Democrat from Ham- burg, West Germany, stated that governments must be pre- pared to he tough. "I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the fabric of society' is, in most of oar countries coming under in- creasing strain, due to the oper- ations of extremist political mi- nority groups, who start as quasi-social revolutionaries, but who rapidly slide into militant gangsterism to attain their aims." Then Blumenfeld said: "The tragic death of Minister Laporlfi of the Quebec govern- ment is only one recent instance of a whole series of violent and illegal actions of this kind. Gov- ernments must be prepared to be tough with militant groups that act outside the law and they must act soon enough and firmly enough to put a stop to their illegal activities at the earliest is the moment when initial threats are made, since to wait for violence itself is to be too late." Predicts Hike In Montana Coal Production BILLINGS, Mont. Montana should be producing 20 million tons of coal annually within 10 years. This is the prediction of. Ernest Thurlow, mineral devel- opment manager for the Bur- lington Northern railway. He said Montana has at least 22 billion tons of surface coal. As to reclamation, he said "one of the most exciting pros- pects is in the development of new water resources. The cool seams generally are aquifers and therefore, when exposed, will furnish water to fill res- ervoirs that will be planned as part of the reclaimed land- scape after mining." YOUR PHILIPS DEALER WITH SERVICE RADIO and TV 302 13th SI. N. Movie Column Film Business Not Dead HOLYWOOD (Al'l If the film business is ailing and Uie star system is dead, somebody forgot lo tell Paul Newman. The actor's company, New- man-Foreman, with producer John Foreman, has a new film in release, WUSA, and is com- pleting another one. Sometimes a Great Notion, which Newman took over as director midway in shooting. Newman-Foreman has also completed They Might Be starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward, and Puzzle of a Downfall Child with Faye Dunaway. There can be no doubt about the firm's sol- vency, since it shares in the bonanza Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Newman office at Univer- sal was abuzz with activity, in- cluding Ihe First Artists Co. which he formed wilh Barbra Streisand and Sidney "No immediate plans: we're waiting until our projects de- velop." Newman took a lunch break from his cutting of Some- times a Great Notion to discuss the state cf the industry. WANT CHEAP FLICKS "All Ihis talk about making another Easy Rider is so much nonsense, said the actor. "Nat- urally the studios want you to make pictures cheaply. But it can't always be done. "I've never made a picture for million, but if I thought it was necessary, I would. 'The important thing is to make pictures any price. I can save money; I made Rachel, Rachel for and the latest gross on that picture is million.' He pointed out that Some- Jmes a Great Notion was budg- eted at million despite an important cast e w m a n, Henry Fonda, Lee Oregon location. with six days of retakes ai a hiatus when he broke an .inkle, the film only cost million. Gasoline Presents Hazard WASHINGTON (API New evidence from experiments with mice suggests humans may bo faced with a child-bearing haz- ard from breathing a chemical used as an additive to leaded gasoline, a Massachusetts re- searcher reports. Dr. Samuel S. Epstein of (ha Childrcns Cancer II e s e a r c h Foundation in Boston said the chemical, trimethyl phosphate, is used in leaded gasoline at the rale of one gram per gallon "lo stop spark-plug fouling by the but that some of it is released, unburned, through a motor car's exhaust. H.e told a conference spon- sored by the National Research Council and several other agen- cies that when male mice re- ceived the chemical and were mated with untreated females, the embryoes produced quickly died in the mothers' wombs. The researcher said while the chemical had so far been ad- ministered to mice only by injections or orally, there's ''a good likelihood" that similar findings will be aclueved in ex- periments now being planned wherein the mice will inhale the chemical. "But of course, I didn't take any money for the Newman said. "That's what the companies want nowadays foi us to take part of the risk by working for less money. "I'm perfectly willing to do that, is the important have to make somo sacrifice, loo. The comp imcs have to give a lillle on Iheir side." WUSA cost million, which Newman said was "loo much. But he is more enthusiastic about the picture than anything he has done in years. "I was so high on (his film and what it has to say that four months ago I made a decision to put my name on it as produ- he said. "That was some- thing I hadn't done on Butch or any of the other productions 1 have been associated with." The tide WUSA comes from its Soulhcrn radio station run by a superpatriot. Jt J'ML M Offers Answei Vow Replacement For X-Kavs "The Esquires" Touring Western Canada Will Appear At The YORK HOTEL ONE WEEK, NOV. 9th thru 14th GERMAN-CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE Saturday, Nov. 7th p.m. CLUB SHALL 9th Ave' and 6th St. N. "THE SUNSET FOUR" MEMBERS AND GUESTS Royal Canadian Legion PIPE BAND'S 7th ANNUAL TARTAN BALL TONIGHT, Nov. 7th in the MEMORIAL HALL Dancing from 9 p.m. 'til a.m. to the MOONGLOWS ORCHESTRA SPOT PRIZES DOOR PRIZE S3.00 Per Our Friendly Atmosphere Makes Dining Out Fun For The Family! SUNDAY BRUNCH Sundfly Buffet SERVED II A.M. to 2 P.M. Choice of juice Ho) cokes. Ham, Sausages or Bacon and beverage. Under 12 900 Aclulli 1.35 Served in the Dining Room 4 lo 8 p.m. FEATURING: Prime Ribs of Alberlg Beef, Famous Hot Dishes, Jellied Salads, Rel- ishes and many other laste ireats to delight your palale. DURING THE WEEK ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS LUNCHEON BUFFET SERVED 12 TO 2 P.M. EVERY WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FEATURING: Our famous Smorgasbord ONLY Still a few dates left during the week for Christmas now while they last! Mayor Magrath Drive S. Phone 327-5701 18-Becl Hostel Financed OTTAWA (CP) An Central Mortgage and Housing Cotp, loan will go to X-Kalay Foundation Society for an 18- bed hostel in Vancouver. The foundation provides re- habilitation for ex-criminals and is supported by the parole board and John Howard Soci- ety. YORK (neuter) A new I c c h n i q u c using sound rather Hum radiation or x-rays to view inrer parts of the body was introduced hare. T h e acoustical holography machine could eventually re- place x-ray machines which have potentially damaging ef- feels from radiation, said an of- i ficial of Holosonics Corp. which holds patent rights for the new equipment. Two sound waves are direct- ed toward the body area which is submerged in water, the of- ficial said. Ripples of the two waves arc then read by a laser and reflected on lo a viewing screen. LEADS IN LEATHER The United Stales is the lead- ing leather manufacturing coun- trv in the world. DIETRiCH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACC Certified Denial Mechanic National Store Bldg. PH. 327-7244 lethbrldgs An All Canadian Production with the screenplay by Lethbridge's own BUI Fruet t WINNER CANADIAN FILM AWARDS BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR BEST Scriinplir Wllllim Fruit 5EST Actor tJOIKUMIIID! DouiMcGulh-PiulBridlir Donald'Shebib's ADULT SHOWING SUNDAY ONE SHOW ONLY AT P.M. 2 SHOWS MONDAY ond P.M. TODAY thru TUES. COLLEGE Sunday One Complete Show at p'm. "WHATA PLEASURE TO LAUGH! The acting to a man is Wildly -CHICAGOTRIBUNE 'JUST FUNNY-JUST GREAT.' -CHICAGO SUN-TIMES GENE WILDER out of "The Producers DONALD SUTHERLAND fresh from "M.A.S.H." ADULT MATINtE MONDAY TONIGHT Thru TUES. PARAMOUNT dth AVt 8lh ST DP i SHOWING TODAY thru TUES, WE JUST CAN'T LET IT GO. EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT. SO IT STAYS FOR 3 MORE DAYS! The sensational novel that sold over copies author of AIRPORl TECHNICOLOR KARL MALDtN CATHERINE SPAAK ROD TAYLOR MELVIN DOUGLAS ADUIT DEFINITELY STARTS WED. I WOVE" IN COLOR with ELLIOT GOULD LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS "MY FAIR LADY" YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE P.M. Nov. 23rd-Dec. 5th Tickets and S3.50 AI YATES BOX OFFICE 9-5 p.m. Open Mon. thru Sat. starting Oct. 28th Students' Nite-Nov. 22 Phone 327-7055 For Tickcls STARRING BILL MATHESON SHEILA PISKO AND 100% LOCAL and DISTRICT ARTISTS r PLEASE NOTE! Tickets are nearly sold out except for Mon. and Tues., Nov. 23rd and 24th, also Nov. 30th, Dec. 1st and 3rd BOOK YOURS NOW AND AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT ;