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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Historic South A Iberta painting now on display By JAMES NELSON CALGARY A significant but little known event in Canadian history oc- curred in Southern Alberta 100' years ago this month, and there was an amateur artist on hand to record it. The event was the first destruction of contraband .whisky by the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) after their arrival in the dis- trict, following a long inarch overland from the end of the railway then existing in the east. ._ The picture, currently on display in the Glenbow Alberta Art Gallery, Is one of LETHBRIDfiE PUBLIC LIBRARY AN EVENING OF FILM p.m. An Fun evening for the whole family is planned, for the second Chautauqua program sponsored by the Leth- bridge Public- Library and the National Film Board. There will also be a 'pre- view Wednesday. Noon at p.m., October 23. FEATURING: HAPPINESS IS Some people who have children, and all who don't are sure to know what is best for a child. felt's Car: Smit it i Nit A delightful film encounter with a man who found his own solution to the gasoline shortage iri a barnyard manure pile. A Saity Yankee ..story about. a that never had cause to worry until the world wor- ried about them. Cartoon ani- mation. All Are Welcome ana There is Wo Charge more than 100 by R. B. Nevitt, a surgeon with the NWMP for four years during their march west and in their early posts here. Nevitt, born in the United States but trained in medicine in Canada, spent four years with i the force later the RCMP to save money so he could set up a professional practice in Toronto, which he later did. Along with caring for the police, and sick Indians in the neighborhood free of charge, Nevitt sketched the landscape and camp events in water colors, pencil and pen. To celebrate the mounted police centennial, the Glen- bow Gallery arranged a public showing of most of its collec- tion, along with Nevitt pic- tures borrowed from the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Orit. The exhibit has already been shown in Banff, Alta., Win- nipeg and Regina, and .will go to Edmonton and, early next year, to Hamilton. One of the principal pur- poses of forming the NWMP was to put down lawlessness in the west, particularly that provoked by alcohol, and to establish a paramilitary presence in the western territories by the then still new government in Ottawa. the picture titled FIRST WHISKY SPILLED is dated October, 1874, is in water color and pencil, about 7 by 10 inches. It shows three con- stables pouring what appear. be more than a'dozen cans of whisky, each containing perhaps 15 gallons, into a river. Red tunicked Mounties stand in the background, and on the right side of the pic- ture, five or six Indians in blue and brown robes look on, with surprise and clear concern on their faces. v Other water colors by Nevitt show scenes in the mountain foothills around Fort Macleod, Fort Calgary and Fort Walsh. There are scenes of courts martial in pen and ink, and of the forts, Indians and police with their dogs, horses and oxen, in winter and summer. This is the first public show- ing of most pf the pictures, but some were published in Cana- dian Illustrated News in 1681, when Nevitt wrote some of the captions. He described the country in October, 1874, as ifdry, desolate and barren, a very Sahara .the northern por- tion of the great American desert." But he also wrote that there were signs even this late in the season of great fertility. "We are just near the base of the. Rocky Mountains; their snow capped summits rise up to our left in jagged rough peaks; the sun sinks behind them every night in a blaze of glory making the m6st gorgeous sunsets that I have ever seen." Airline fares hike given green light Allied Arts Council (In arrangement with Provincial Cultural Development Branch) Present CITADEL THEATRE In-.-" Sheridan's Classic Comedy "THE RIVALS" OcMw 24 nil 26 YATES CENTRE P.M. Tickets each at Ulster's For Group Rates Contact Bowman Arts Centre _, _ Phone SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON-Mayfair Theatre "JOHNNY Starring Chip Gorman and Gil- bert Roland. In color. Tuesday, Tuesday show at p.m. ADULT NOT SUIT- ABLE FOR CHILDREN FORT Theatre Starring William Holden. In color. Tues- day. October 22 show at p.m. ADULT NOT SUIT- ABLE FOR CHILDREN PINCHER CREEK-Fox Theatre "THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT. Starring Clint East- I wood. In color. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Theatre "BLACK BELT Starring Jim Kelly. In color. Tuesday, Wednesday, October 22, 23. Tuesday shows at and p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN WASHINGTON (AP) The Civil Aeronautics Board ap- proved Monday an average 10- per-cent increase in air fares over'the north and mid-' Atlantic routes between the United States and Europe. The increases, ranging from 3.6 per cent to 19 per cent, are effective Nov. 1. The beard also took action which will substantially boost the cost of charter flights to Europe. It also approved a new ad- vance purchase excursion fare which will allow Atlantic air passengers to travel between 22 and 45 days for about the same fare as the old excursion However, that fare requires passengers to. make their reservations and pay the fare in full two months before" their .departure, does not permit stopovers and limits sales to" 20 per cent of each airline's weekly economy class capacity. The increases were worked out by the International Air Transport Association, a group of scheduled airlines from various countries to which virtually all airlines fly- ing the North Atlantic belong. t The increase in'scheduled fares was the fourth since the U.S. fuel shortage began and, like earlier increases, was blamed on soaring fuel costs and general inflation. Earlier increases resulted in an 18- per cent jump in North Atlantic fares. WRITER UNKNOWN First known American printing of the song Yankee Doodle was a part of Benjamin Carr's Federal Overture, in Baltimore in 1795. Origin of the song is un- known. "ZORBA" THE GREEK FRIDAY, NOV. 15 to SATURDAY, NOV. 30 YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Directed by DICK MELLS Choreography MURIEL JOLLIFFE BOX OFFICE OPENS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th at tbe YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Daily a.m. to p.m. Telephone 327-7055 NlgM (under 11) November 14th PLEASE BOOK NOWI NO SUNDAY Off MONDAY PERFORMANCES! NIGHTLY P.M. AN OUTSTANDING MUSICAL SNOWI October 22, THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD ,7 Play publisher tops in field From prisoner to playwright Peter Madden holds his son Sean, 2, during a visit to Toronto where his play, The Night No One Yelled, is playing at the Tarragon Theatre. Madden, who hasspent almost 20 of his 34 years in prison, lives in Montreal where he works as a writer with the National Film Board. Government maintains artist important part of society AMSTERDAM The land that gave birth to the great Flemish school of art has been busily developing a sense of acute social responsi- bility for the artists. The process started soon after the Second World War and has reached the point where hundreds of artists are directly subsidized by the Dutch government to the tune of millions of dollars an- nually. The system 'appears to en- sure that no budding Rem- brandt need starve in. an at- tic. Many Dutch artists now sell their best work directly to the state. They are normally those unable or unwilling to sell their output to private buyers. The state acquires the work for the equivalent of a 'Social Security cheque and then lends it out to a variety of causes. "The government maintains that the artist is an important part of the fabric of said Rik van der Mey, an offi- cial of the 135-year-old Am- sterdam Society of Artists. "There is no doubt in my mind that their measures have been beneficial. "A pyramid has been created. At the foot of the pyramid are many people who otherwise could not have been artists. Because the foot is so large, there is a greater chance of more people getting to the top." Van der Mey said well over half the estimated art- ists in the Netherlands benefit from public funds in one form or another. However, there are not many rich artists around. About a year is re- garded as average income and is "very good." In last year for which complete figures are total of about million was paid out of Social Security funds to acquire art that-had not been sold'in the private .sector. Under the system, an artist submits his work to a re- gional board made up of fel- low-artists, museum officials and laymen. If the work is ac- cepted by the board, the So- cial Security office is advised and the money is paid out, sometimes in substantial sums. However, the system is regulated to ensure the artist receives ho more than the rough equivalent of the na- tional minumum wage, now close to a week. Van de Mey said the system does not provide a free ride for everybody calling himself an artist. "He doesn't get the money for nothing. His work comes before the jury and must be selected. Many works are rejected. What the artist does with the money is bis own business." In addition to the social payments scheme, the Dutch government spends substan- tial sums on a varietyof other measures aimed at en- couraging art. These include the award of specially ap- proved commissions; stipends for talented artists who are helped to study abroad or work for a fixed period on par- ticular projects; "ere geld" (honor The lat- ter is basically paid to marie outstanding artistic achieve- ment but it is also granted an- nually to artists aged 65 and over who have fallen on hard times. There is also a so-called 1% per cent rule, which stipulates that 1.5 per cent of the con- struction costs of every gov- ernment building is allocated for the beautification of the building or for commissions to artists. A similar one per cent rule applies to new schools. By JAMES NELSON VANCOUVER (CP) Ten years ago, David Robinson was a university freshman with a penchant for poetry. He then had a year-old liter- ary magazine with a circula- tion of a few hundred copies whenever he could get the money together to publish it. Today, he is one of the most successful publishers of Cana- dian plays in the country. Robinson approaches his success with the enthusiasm of a youngster. Some of the enthusiasm of Canada's 1967 Centennial celebrations still is rubbing off on David Robin- son: For it was the centennial that created a new interest in Canadian plays, and a new interest at Canadian univer- sities and colleges hi Canadian literature. Talonbooks, Robinson's firm in partnership with Gordon Fidler, a school chum, now has a catalogue of more than 60 books, 22 of which are volumes of Canadian drama, including three of Michel Trembgay's four plays translated into "English. These include Hosana, the Quebec writer's drama of homosexuals and trans- vestites which now is on Broadway. Also in his catalogue are plays by George Ryga, David Freeman, James Reaney and Sharon Pollock. Reaney wrote Colours in the Dark for tee Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Playhouse Theatre Centre here com- missioned Ryga's Ecstasy of Rita Joe, and other Canadian plays blossomed elsewhere for the centennial. STARTED BY CHANCE By just happening to be in a friend's office when someone called looking for a pub- lisher, Robinson launched his drama catalogue with TALKS TO BLIND WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) A computer is giving blind people back help them avoid mistakes. The device, linked to a telephone line, helps sightless persons "look up" the spelling of technical words, prepare payrolls, check inventories, proofread printed copy and process invoices. It. was by a team of re- searchers at MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics headed by Dr. Kenneth Ingham, blind for 17 years. Millions protest N-ehtry Show Times TuMMy, OcMwr 22 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects: 7.-00 9.00 UP TOWN SATURDAY NIGHT: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: FAMtLY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: OUR TIME: 9.45 CAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEOE CINEMA Short Subjects: ftOO MIR. WIAJESTYK LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ftOO A0W.T WOT SUITABLE QMEEN ACMES MOVE IN DRIVE IN CLOSED TUESDAY TOKYO (Renter) -Possi- ble reaction to United States President Ford's November visit to Japan was foreshadowed Monday with nosiy demonstrations throughout the country as millions protested the entry of nuclear weapons into Japan. Organizers of "inter- national anti war day" protests estimated about 13 million persons took part No police figure was immediately available. In Tokyo, police said about trade unionists, liberals and pacifists took to the streets after an open air rally Monday evening. Police detained seven per- sons in Tokyo but said the CRASHES INTO ROOM NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) A car crashed through toe wall of a kindergarten classroom at Wilbur Wright elementary school here Wednesday, killing one child and injuring 10 others, of- ficials said. The driver also was killed. Authorities said be may have suffered a heart at- tack or seizure moments before the crash. Officials said the class bad an enrol- ment of 31 pupils, but did not know if all tbe children were in the room at tbe time of the accident. demonstrations were general- ly orderly. The crowds shouted slogans against Ford's Nov. 18-22 visit and the entry of nuclear weapons into Japan. This followed a recent controversy over whether U.S. warships had brought 'nuclear weapons during calls at Japanese ports. A protest note addressed to Ford by the Tokyo rally demanded he call off bis visit Why Aren't You A Good talker? A noted publisher in Chicago reports a simple technique of everyday conversation which can pay yon real dindends in social and business ad- vancement and works like magic to give yon poise, self-confidence and greater popularity. According to this publisher, many people do not realize how ranch they could influence others simply by what they say and how they say it Whether in business, at social functions, or even in casual conversations with new ac- quaintances there are ways to make a food impression every time you talk. To acquaint the readers of this paper with the rates for developing skill In everyday convol- ution, the publishers have printed ion drtaibflftJwrnrtereiUnfs-lMraratng method in a new booklet. "Adventures m which wffl be mailed free U> anyone who requests H. No obligation. Send your name, address, and zip code to: Conversation. MS E. Lange St, Dept OWH, MaDdeMn. nt flftftfln A postcard win do. Advt green acres drive-in cpk story of wooden 'derricks, iron men., .and a defiant woman. GEORGE C.SCOTT FAYE DUN AWAY JOHN MILS JMCKJimLANCE ADULT-HOT SWTMU POH CtffLMEM ALSO SHOWING NO SEX PLEASE WFREBWTISH IN TECHNICOLOR Reaney's Colours. He and Fidler worked and slept in shifts so they could keep their tiny press working round the clock, and a few months later they set the press to work on their first edition of Rita Joe. Colours had its third printing last year, and Rita Joe its eighth printing this year. Robinson said in an inter- view that an estimate of 000 worth of business for Talonbooks this year is inflated. But the firm now has distribution agents as far east as Quebec, and a recent order from the University of New Brunswick. Its books retail across the country through bookshops specializing in Canadian works. But perhaps 40' per cent of its business come from the universities and colleges which are gobbling up Cana- dian literature. Talonbooks has 22 volumes of Canadian drama in its fall cataologue, including the Eng- lish translations of Tremblay's Forever Yours, Marie-Lou, Les Belles Soeurs, and Hosaana. Also in the list are Ryga's Sunrise on Sarah, and Cap- tives of the Faceless, Drummer; four plays by Reaney for children, and Listen to the Wind; Sharon Pollock's Walsh, in the revis- ed version done last summer at Stratford, and Freeman's Battering Ram, and You're Gonna Be Alright Jamie Boy. This fall, Talonbooks plans to move into Canadian fiction, with a reprint of Ryga's Hungry Hills, and Audrey Thomas' Blown Figures, and Mrs Blood. paramount NOW SHOWING at and p.m. 6WNEY HARRY MlAFtNYE As Geechie Dan FAMILY UPTOWN 6ATURBAY NWMT paramount cinema NOW SHOWING at and p.m. tenfold ins a New England yrts school in 7955 Fhc curriculum tangeti from Lain lo Etiouene... Hockey. rherg lear Itvngslhe scToOl didnl icacft TUBS sabotf JUNLT4NJT SWTME FMCMUND NOW SNOWING not aunabfa for cMMien ;