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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD TuMdsy, October 15, 1974 pot Poker game held for film By I'ICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NBA) You've heard of Minnesota Fats, the pool player? And Amarillo Slim, the poker player? Just call me Los Angeles Normal, the gambl- ing man. There's a movie out now, a funny but outrageous story of gambling called "California Split To promote it, Colum- bia Pictures staged a poker game here, with Amarillo Slim and and invited me to sit in. Los Angeles Normal never lets a challenge like that go unanswered so I dusted off my copy of "Poker According to sandpapered my fingers and presented myself at the poker hall at the ap- pointed time. "Howdy, I'm said a tall, slim gentleman in a western style tuxedo and a large white hat. "Howdy'back at you, I'm I said. There was a large, green- covered table. By green, I mean GREEN neatly wrapped stacks of and bills at each of seven places. Each stack totalled I began to drool uncontrollably. RULES EXPLAINED Slim explained the rules. The money, he said, was on loan. You could touch it, feel it, play 'with it but you couldn't keep it. Two steely eyed cops were there to make sure I understood that primary rule. We were going to play a ver- sion of poker which is Amarillo Slim's favorite. It's called Hold 'Em. It's a kind of seven card stud You get two hole cards, dealt all around. Then you bet. Then three cards are dealt, face up, in the middle of the table. You bet again. Then two more face-up cards. All five of the face-up cards belong to everybody. You make the best hand you can, out of your two hole cards and the community five face-up cards. I told Slim I preferred draw. He said that was too bad. I won a pot my pair of threes beat Slim's deuces and raked in a couple of Gs. The cops edged closer. "What do I win if I I asked. "A fur-lined syrup said Slim. He's a big kidder. Watching him play, I could see why he's a claimant for the title of world's champion poker player. He keeps up a steady stream of patter. I pushed into the pot and looked him in the eye. "Do you know Mr. he asked. "Which Mr. "Three thousand he said. Everybody called and I fainted. My king-high hand didn't look too good. I found you can't bluff people with a raise when they can call with somebody else's Poker is Slim's life. He said he had once played for four days and five nights, straight. With an occasional straight flush. My aggravated flush took only a couple of hands. Jury awards injured boy million LETHBRIDGE'S NEWEST MAJOR MINOR RECREATION VEHICLE REPAIRING CENTRE Recreational need special attention when it comes to repairs. We are experienced in all makes and models. We guarantee. ______________ OPENING SPECIAL ON AIR CONDITIONERS including installation B.T.U. B.T.U. 3QQ95 43495 R.V. SERVICE 9luj WIRING HOOK-UPS SALES CENTRE 1502-2nd Ave. South Phone 327-6834 .JOHN GLUSKOWSKI RALPH MISKULIN SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A jury has awarded almost million to a six-year-old boy who is blind and partially paralyzed after being hit by a bakery truck. A Superior Court jury made the award here to Terry Lee Spears. The boy's lawyer had asked for million, but the jury decided on noting future medical costs listed by the boy's doctors. Terry was unconscious for six weeks and he spent another two months in hospital after he was struck April 28, 1972, by a Laraburu Bakery truck, travelling about 25 miles an hour, his lawyer said. An appeal is possible, but there was no immediate in- dication whether one might be made. COUNTRY SHAPED Denmark has been endlessly honed and levelled by a succession of Ice Age glaciers. JOIN NOW! LETHBRIDGE OVERTURE CONCERT SERIES 1974-75 Ai exciting 4-concart eBtertiipnint packet licMing oitstinding Cawlln attractions M tour. Featuring "THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY" in Puccini's immortal La Boheme In English with full orchestra TUESDAY, November "TWO BY FOUR" Canada's newest two-piano team. They bring their tvijo concert grands with them! (ROBIN and WINNIFRED WOOD) THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 1974 "THE CASSENTI PLAYERS" Canada Council assisted tour by this distinguised all Canadian instrumental ensemble group of 8! FRIDAY, Jan. George Zukerman, Conductor And Concluding With RRST NORTH AMERICAN TOURI THE MUNICH CHOIR BOYS The big new name in European Children's Choirs! SATURDAY, April 12, 1975 ALL FOUR CONCERTS AT ONE LOW PRICE Admission to concerts by membership only Students and Thssmns pries ss last ystfsssriss! Contact: Jean Ringland 82015th St. S., 327-4415 Or drop in Leister's Music Store, Downtown, for your application form. AU. PROGRAMMES AT YATES MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM p.m. Director polices entire film crew AMARILLO SLIM CALLS HAND CALMLY Good roles for women scarce in U. S. films By JUDY KLEMESRUD New York Times Service NEW YORK It has struck many women as a contradic- tion: At a time when feminism seems to be in full flower, there is a dearth of good roles for women in American films. And when women do get parts at all, they are usually cast as prostitutes, empty-headed blondes, sex kittens or neutrotic housewives. It is a complaint that has become more and more com- mon in the last year among feminists and women in the film industry, many of whom can remember the Hollywood of the '30's and '40's, when such stars as Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell and Bette Davis played strong, assertive women who held their own in a man's world. And no one considered it un- usual. TAKE POLL Today, when 57 per cent of the women questioned in a re- cent Roper poll said they favored efforts to improve their status in society, moviegoers are still seeing films where male speaking roles outnumber women's, 12 tol. And to the chagrin of many actresses and feminists, women seem to have been, for the most part, eliminated from that movie staple, the romantic couple, which itself seems to have been put on the shelf. Their replacements are such all-male duos as Paul Newman and Robert Redford in "The and Elliott Gould and George Segal in "California two of the more successful of the recent rash of "Buddy" films. Those are a few of the reasons why a predominantly female crowd of about 300 people jammed into the Donnell Library Centre auditorium here the other night to hear a panel discus- sion on "Filmmaking U.S.A.: A World Without Women." "Women have been silent about their recent mistreat- ment in films because women are programmed to be silent it isn't nice for a woman to said one panelist, Eleanor Perry, the screenwriter. "Another reason is that women have real hang-ups about power; power is a dirty word when it's linked to a female." Miss Perry, whose screen credits include "Last Summer" and "Diary of a Mad Housewife." said that films were "the most critical area of the media vis a vis women and the movies we are seeing now offer nothing for women to get involved with or identify with." NEED POWER One of the reasons, she said, is that there are so few women in power positions in the film industry. She said there were men and 8 women in the Producers' Guild: men and 23 women in the Directors' Guild, and 2.828 men and 148 women in the Writers' Guild. The other panelists were Joan Hackelt, the actress; Molly HaskeJL the film critic and author of the book, "From Reverance to Rape- The treatment of women in the Phyllis Chesler, psychologist, film critic and author of "Women And and Amalie Rothschild, an independent film producer. Describing her difficulty in finding meaningful film roles. Miss Hackett, who played a doctor in her most recent film, "The Terminal said: "As an actress, I'm real- ly flailing around; I'm in shock, again and again. I look at the '30's with affection. I want to embrace those women; I want to play those parts." Miss Haskell said she thought that one of the reasons actresses fared so much better in the '30's was because the studio system was in its glory then, "and when you had actresses under had to find parts for them." "There were also a lot of women screenwriters in the she added, "and they wrote good repartee between men and women." Things began to go downhill for actresses after World War II, she said, when there was a feeling that women, who had held so many men's jobs dur- ing the war, "should go back and that their "am- bitions should be punished." COY MOVIES This was followed by the coy movies of the '50's, Miss Haskell said, and the "Mam- mary Fixation" with such stars as Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Then, Miss Haskell went on, came the '60's and the '70's, with the films showing women as vic- tims, losers and the objects of the violent acts of men. The panel discussion includ- ed a slide presentation of stills from recent movies, used to demonstrate "the current treatment of women in films." By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NBA) I learned what a producer does by sitting on the set of "Report to the Com- missioner" and watching Mike Frankovich in action. "I'm here every day, all Mike said. "If I wasn't they'd get away with something." Mike says sometimes the cast, crew, director, "forget the fundamentals." And, presto, somebody forgot a fun- damental but Mike was there to remind them. It happened on the fantastic set, where they had recreated, inch by inch, the fifth floor of Saks Fifth Avenue, the New York City department store. A big chase scene was taking place in and among the dis- plays of dresses and lingerie. They were setting up a scene, director Milton Katselas, cinematographer Mario tosi and the rest of the crew, using standins. Tosi squinted through the camera and said that they'd have to put a ceiling on the set, because he could see the top of the set and there was no ceil- ing and, naturally, it looked phony. Frankovich leaped down from his chair. "Put the real actor in and let's see, he said. To put the ceiling on would take a hour at least and that would be a costly delay. They put the real actor Michael McGuire in and he was three inches shorter than the standin and the ceiling wasn't needed. Frankovich's remembering of the fun- damentals saved a few thou- sand dollars right then. The picture stars Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto and young Susan Blakely. But the real star is the story, another of those fast-paced New York cop tales. And they have Sonny Grosso, the New York cop who was in on the actual "French Connection" case, as technical advisor. I talked to Grosso about the about a New York cop who made a fetish out of honesty. Grosso says he thinks Serpico, the man and the film, has done the police a disservice. "The he says, "is that all cops in New York except Serpico were dis- honest. I knew Serpico well. He used to look up to Eddie (Grosso's long-time partner, Eddie Egan) and me as almost Gods. Chlorine vs Fluorine There Is a Difference In chlorination of water supplies, chlorine gas is added as a germicide and purifies the water by acting on disease- bearing germs such as typhoid and other harmful bacteria making them harmless. It, thus prevents the water from caus- ing and spreading diseases that could be highly communic- able and deadly, such as typhoid. Anyone with typhoid, not only endangers himself, but is also a menace to the health of others. The chlorine gas diminishes in strength as it is used up in the purifying process. It is not intended to reach the con- sumer for any action in his body. On the contrary, with fluoridation, fluoride is added in the water as a solid, not as fluorine gas. The fluoride chemi- cal has nothing to do with water supply treatment; if does no- thing to ensure the safety of water. The fluoride chemical is intended to reach the consumer in UNDIMINISHED strength for the purpose of acting within the bodies of children while their teeth are forming. It thus becomes COMPULSORY for all to partake of this MEDICATION. Dental decay is not a water borne disease. Dental de- cay is nof communicable. Dental decay is individually con- trollable. Anyone with dental decay is not a menace to the community, as is one with typhoid. Safeguarding the consumer from water borne harm is quite different from using the water supply as a MEDICINE BOTTLE to administer a poisonous chemical to humans for its effect in the body. Vote... Against... X Fluoridation LETHBRIDGE SAFE WATER COMMITTEE 920-2nd Avenue A. North Phone 327-7142 LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS ZORBA THE GREEK AT THE YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE, LETHBRIDGE Friday, November 15 to Saturday, November 30 with JACK WARBURTON as "ZORBA" SHEILA PISKO ELLYN MELLS WES STEFAN KATHLEEN THOMPSON MAIL ORDERS from OCTOBER 15 to 23 Book Now for Priority Reservations! TICKETS: ft STUDENTS NIGHT: (under 18) NOV. 1401 BOX OFFICE OPENS YATES OCTOBER 24th PHONE 327-7055 Directed by Dick Mslls Choreography: Muriel JoflHTs No Sunday or Monday CHynlMI "ZORBA" Box 811, Lethbridge, Alta. Please Reserve and Forward the Following Tickets (use box for number of tickets required and circle date you wish to attend and price) PLEASE ENCLOSE CHEQUE OR MONEY ORDER NOVEMBER D 15 D 16 O 22 D 23 O 29 O 30 NAME ADDRESS O 19 O 26 D 20 D 27 a 21 a 28 PHONE ;