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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBR10GE HERAID Thumtny, Odolirr Theatre group requests film board censorship EDMONTON" Motion Tic-lure Theatre The Asso- elation of Alberlu keep- ing the province's film censor- ship hoard, .snys a brief pre- sented Wednesday to Ihe spe- cial legislative committee on censorship. "The fear have abol- ition of censorship and the sub- stitution of classification is that the function of censor will Iw assumed by (lie police and enforcement agencies un- der the obscenity sections of Ihe criminal saifj Melvin Friedman, suokcsmsn'for the association. lie said Ihe average person police constable dees not training and ju necessary to initiate prose- utors Association, suggested a cution the obscenity sec-! director of film classification lions of the code. I should replace the censor. Mr. Friedman, president ol i He said this sytcm is used Ltd.. which was recently I lighter than other provinces on with obscenity for I censorship, all provinces ban ov 1 Without A cut about the same number of movies yearly. Opponents to abolition of the showing the movie Stitch, said the hoard's func- tion primarily should be one ef classification and its decisions should Ix." subject lo appeal. It also should be empowered lo edit a film or to ban a film that il believes obscene. NO INTKNT The association bus no inten- tion of featuring "blue movies or stag he said, leg- islation might open the door to sucli films, "a door we feel should remain shut." censorship board, including United Church study group and an Edmonton Unifurm wom- an's groin, said violence and ob- scenity portrayed in movies could'influence the hchavoir of viewers. Most favored expan- sion of the board to 12 mem- bers lo broaden public repre- sentation. PRESENT IIKIKP" D. C. McDonald, chairman ot Ralph Zelickson of the Cal-1 the policy committee ot the Al- rary Film Board, which is mi- berta Liberal party, presented uu.uu tier'the jurisdiction of the Can- a brief favoring replacement ol have tin- training and judgment i adian Motion Picture Distrib- censorship by three classifica- Midwestern Icon Theatres n British Columbia where the director classifies films and assigns brief warning captions advising ttie public what can be expected in the films. Asked by a committee mem- cr whether he thought placing i nudity or explicit sex label m a movie would triple attend- ance, Mr. Zclickson replied he iid not want to argue that point, but people were begin- ning to look for their own label of entertainment. A committee member said .hat despite the feeling evident at the hearing that Alberta was NOBEL PRIZE WINNER Maurice Edelman, above, of the Rockefeller Uni- versity in New York, was awarded the 1312 Nobel 5'rize for physiology or medicine jointly today with Hoilney R. Porter of the University of Oxford, England, Inr their discoveries concerning the chemical structure ot antl- loilies, will be men one cf them armed with a knife after he stepped from L his Vancouver hank. ami runs north and cast from Chicago Pincher Creek Meeticine Hat Edmonton....... Grande Prairie Banff...... Calgary Penticton Prince George Kamloops...... Vancouver Saskatoon...... Hcgina......... Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal Quebec St. John's Halifax Charlotte town FYederielon 37 44 37 42 34 '59 T- Pro 2S 42 22 48 21 52 34 his wallet and Die he had just received from rnshing his pay cheque. anually, in- The abductors forced him to drive around the Vancouver area for several hours while they discussed whether lo kill him; eventually they decided to Total cof.l. of Ihe in- creases s a year. Aldermen decided that they .should be enrolled in the On- tario Municipal Employees Ke- lirerncnt System, Ottawa-Hull. It was considered a safe Liberal seat, the Liber- als having taken it with a crushing plurality in 1970. Duplessis appeared to be a setback for the Parti Qvie- becois, which hoped to prove their ability to make inroads in rural Quebec after establishing a base in working-class Mon- i treal ridings in ]970. I However, Ihey failed to pick i up a substantial number nf Hie votes that went to Unite- i Quebec's forerunner, the Union Rationale, in the IfJ70 election. Unite-Quebec stayed out of the election in Duplessis this time. The Parti Quebecois also slipped to a share of (he vote in Sept.-Ties, where (hey won just over half t he votes in !970. Mr. Levesque attributed (his to fears resulting from severe labor disruptions in (he ore- Paris London Berlin Amsterdam Madrid Moscow Stockholm Tokyo .shi j i p i n g porf .12.1 n f h that I east'of Quebec City last spring, drive to Surrey, B.C., where j present members should he eli- [''ournier, former solicitor gun- they stayed in a motel for two from the dates of their days and tv.o nipht.s. first election. About Ihis time Mr. t mother fifed a missing report with Vancouver police. On Sunday, Uicy rlrovn lo Ixnlhbridgc and remained in a motel for a day before corning to Calgary where they stop- perl at another motel for two days. Police said Mr. Ce.llr-y (old them lit; was kept inside tin; motel rooms the entire one of his captors remain- ed v.ith him .dmrxsl constantly. He wa.s unharmed. At midniyiil Wednesday Ihey cVivinr; around the city and finally released him. Mr. Colley walked for JVz hours be-fore reaching the po- lice station nnif investigators he would be driven around I tic city Irxlay lo find the lorn- Lion n( his the outside world for several clays by a general strike. The BIBLE myth or facts? Come Hear HOMER HAILEY Vice-Pros, of Florida Col [ego and Evangelist for a huff-century. CHURCH OF CHRIST 7720 21 Avo. S. Continuing through Oct. 15th P.M. through Sat. Night and 10 A.M. and 6 P.M. on Sunday You will be very Hring your Bible