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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, November 12, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Greek actress in election race ATHENS (AP) Melina Mercouri, the star of the movie Never On Sunday, is working seven days a week these days in form-fitting slacks and see-through blouses, seeking a seat in the Greek parliament. The 49-year-old actress has her election campaign head- quarters in Nikaea, a working- class suburb of Piraeus the setting for the film. She is running under the Panhellenic Socialist Move- ment headed by Andreas Pa- pandreou, a former economics professor at York University, Toronto. She is one of 34 women in Greece's first national elections to be held in more than a decade. Miss Mercouri is basing her campaign for the Nov. 17 balloting on feminist and Socialistic planks such as equal pay and opportunities for women and improved medical and social welfare. Miss Mercouri was an ac- tive opponent of the military junta that controlled Greece for 7Vz years and she was banned from Greece until the junta collapsed in July. One of the first exiles to return, she received an emotional welcome by hundreds of her admirers. Melina is one the party's key organizers along with her American husband, movie di- rector Jules Dassin. Melina's father, Stamatis, was a parliamentary deputy for the Communist-line party, United Democratic Left, before the army closed parlia- ment in 1967. He died in London of cancer in 1972. CBC okays office of opportunity OTTAWA (CP) The CBC has become the first Crown corporation to approve estab- lishment of an office of equal opportunity. Approval for the office was granted following an interim report by a six-member group which studied the status of the CBC's female employees. "The chief mandate of the office for its first few years is to ensure equal opportunity for said Catherine Maclver, head of the group. But it also would attempt to eliminate any hiring practices that discriminated on the basis of race or religion. The committee report and its recommendations are ex- pected to be made public by the end of the year and it is hoped the equal opportunity office will be operating early in 1975. A selection board now is searching for a director. Ms. Maclver said the com- mittee found most CBC female employees in secreterial and clerical jobs and women barred from upper management positions. Women also were under- represented in technical cate- gories and usually were script assistants rather than televi- sion producers. "There have been conscious and unconscious attitudes which have traditionally designated men for some said Ms. Maclver. "We hope to change she added. LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE Presents tt ZORBA THE GREEK NOV. 15th to NOV. 30th Yates Memorial Centre Featuring SHEILA PISKO WES STEFAN ELLYN MELLS KATHLEEN THOMPSON and JACK WARBURTON AS "ZORBA" With Full Cast and Theatre Orchestra BOX OFFICE OPEN Yates, Daily to 5 p.m. TELEPHONE 327-7055 Tickets and BOOK NOW GOOD SEATS STILL AVAILABLE Performances Nightly p.m. Excluding and DONT MISS THIS THRILLING MUSICAL Song-writer, wife team have string of hit tunes NEW YORK (AP) In many songs under construc- tion, says lyricist Alan Bergman, "there are words on the tips of those notes; all we have to do is find them." The other half of "we" is his wife Marilyn. Together they have written lyrics for a str- ing of hit tunes ranging from Yellow Bird to this year's Oscarwinning The Way We Were. While they have worded the theme songs of five television series, including Maude, they haven't done much more in TV. But they .are waltzing into it in a big way soon with Queen of the Stardust Ballroom. The show, which CBS says will air in January, is a dra- matic musical written specifically for TV. It stars Maureen Stapleton as a freshly-widowed, middle-aged Bronx woman who finds a new life in ballroom dancing. "If this had been for a high- school theatre in Dubuque, we still would have done it because the script was so said Mrs. Bergman, a warm, but no-nonsense woman. The casually dressed colla- borators wrote the words for seven songs in the CBS musical, working with com- poser Billy Goldenberg and scriptwriter Jerome Kass. The old question: Did the lyrics or music come first? "Well, we got the book (the script) he said. "The four of us talked about where we should spot the songs. In some cases they were ob- vious, in others they were not." While the music came first for six of the tunes, said his wife. "The exception was the first song, which is really a 'book' song with a lot of im- portant information, and that was lyric first." She said that by "book song" she meant a tune which contains the same kind of plot- related material you'd find in spoken dialogue. Spectators Country and western singers Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter arrive at U.S. District Court in Washington Mon- day to watch the Water- gate cover-up trial. The two were invited to watch the trial by prosecutor James Neal. million SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "LITTLE BIG MAN" starring Dustin Hoffman. In color. "Tuesday. November 12 show at p.m. ADULT, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "NOT NOW DARLING" starring Leslie Phillips. Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday. November 12. 13, 14. Tues- day show at p m. RESTRICTED ADULT. TABER Tower Theatre "CINDERELLA LIBERTY" starring James Caan and Eli Wallach. Tuesday. November 12 shows at and p.m. ADULT. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. The new Mercedes-Benz 280S A new dimension for those who want the handling and comfort of a full-size sedan with the economy and efficiency of our lesien- dary six cylinder engine. S 16.755. 1OB loronto PRO-MOTORS 1520 2nd South, Phone 328-8117 Entertainer i injured in accident ST. JOHN'S Nfld. (CP) Entertainer Tom Kneebone has been transferred to Toronto General Hospital for treatment of a broken hip received in an atuotmobile ac- cident Friday 30 miles east of Gander. Nfld. A hospital spokesman here said today the Toronto based entertainer was first taken to hospital in Gander and later brought to St. John's. Doctors at the Gander hospital said Friday night the injury would keep Mr. Kneebone off the stage for several months. The accident occurred when a rented van driven by Dinah Christie, an actress and singer who performs with Mr. Kneebone. was involved in a collision with another vehicle. Miss Christie and three others in the van recieved minor injuries. The accident led to cancellation of the remainder of a Newfoundland tour by Mr. Kneebone and Miss Christie. budget for film set TORONTO (CP) Filming is to start in May in Toronto and Victoria for what promoters say is the most ex- pensive Canadian movie ever made, with a budget of up to million. The screenplay for Double Negative was written by Thomas Hedley, a former editor at the now-defunct Toronto Telegram and later an editor of Esquire magazine. The movie is based on the book. The Three Roads, by Ross Macdonald of California. Screenrights for the novel were purchased for Archie MacDonell and Associates, promoters, said in a news release. Mr. Macdonald's The Mov- ing Target was made into the movie Harper. The Drowning Pool is being filmed fay Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward for release in 1975. Producer of Double Negative is Jerome S. Simon who has taught film at Califor- nia State University in Los Angeles. Actors for the movie will be chosen after a director is ap- pointed probably within four weeks. Gordon Lightfoot wins folk act music award KITCHENER. Ont. (CP) The Canadian Entertainment Conference, an annual meeting of university and college, students from across Canada with representatives of the entertainment industry, presented its first awards at the weekend. Awarded plaques were: Bachman Turner Overdrive, based in Winnipeg, outstanding Canadian album of the year, for their rock band album Not Fragile. Bachman Turner Overdrive. Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Shon Subjects 7 00 9 10 BENJI 740 1000 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 10 ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subiwls 7 15 9 15 WISH 7 ip COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subpcts 7 oo 9 00 MY NAME IS NOBODY 710910 L'ST COMPLETE SHOW 900 ADUL" ENTERTAINMENT most oustanding rock act: and Gordon Lightfoot. most out- standing folk act. The awards were based on pre conference voting by par- ticipating schools and campus radio stations. More than 300 student delegates from about 85 colleges and universities attended the four day- conference Entertainment industry- representatives and the students decided during the seventh annual conference to establish a permanent conference organization divid- ed into three region western, central and eastern. The 1S74 conference ex- amined entertainment promo- tion on campus, legalities of the music business, per- formers' views about Cana- dian campuses, the role of agencies, the operation of campus pubs and matters in- volving advertising The delegates elected Joe Recchia of Waterloo, Ont an entertainment businessman, chairman of the conference and decided to move the conference to Toronto next vear Ancient theatre being modernized PARIS (Reuter) France's renowned national theatre company, the Come- die-Francaise, founded in 1680 by order of King Louis XIV, has been forced temporarily out of its traditional home by modern safety regulations Since 1802, the main theatre of the company has been in a wing of an 18th-century royal palace in the centre of Paris. But modern safety and fire regulations have caught up with the 1.110-seat theatre and for the next two years the state company will perform in borrowed homes elsewhere in the city. Hundreds of portraits and busts of actors and play- wrights who made the Come- die-Francaise one of the most respected names in the world have been carefully trans- ferred from the Palais-Royal and stored in a chateau out- side Paris. Workmen have moved into the theatre to install new seating, electrical wiring, stage equipment and ward- robe areas. The heat from stage light- ing and cramped seating sometimes caused spectators to faint, so a new heating and ventilation system also will be installed. As work got under way, the Comedie-Francaise began its 1974 season in the Theatre Marigny, just off a tree-lined section of the Champs El- ysees, a few streets from the Palais-Royal. The importance of the com- pany in French cultural life was emphasized by the pres- ence of President Valery Gis- card d'Estaing at the opening night of Hernani, a romantic tragedy by Victor Hugo. Charged with presenting the French dramatic tradition to as large a public as possible, both at home and abroad, the Comedie-Francaise has a big government subsidy to enable it to carry out that task. The subsidy of more than million covers a large portion of the companys budget. About 85 per cent of the budget goes to salaries for actors and administrative staff, while the rest is set aside for production costs. A place in the Comedie- Francaise is one of the few secure jobs in the French theatre and there is intense competition to join." Of 6.000 actors in France, only about work regu- larly, so the 30 "socie- taires" (full members) of the Comedie Franchaise are for- tunate. They receive good salaries and a share in box-office Housing decline continues OTTAWA (CP) Housing construction continued to drop in October with urban starts so far this year down 16 per cent from the corresponding period last year, says Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. CMHC says preliminary figures indicate urban housing starts to the end of October amounted to 148.470. a decline from 176.209 at the same time in 1973. Construction of single family homes was down two per cent while apartment and other housing starts dropped 25 per cent. In October alone, urban Starts fell 42 per cent to 12.874 from 22.069 in the same month last year. House building activity has been steadily slowing in the last six months largely because of high interest rates. high prices and shortage of mortgage money. Hows Your Hearing? A fw of for of l 1" 1hw who noi unrfrrsl.ind words KJS ivon by FWlonr. A non-opmlinc mod- el