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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Neiv supporlcrs (ire being found every day Nader's Raiders have declared war VMiiciJoy, Oclobcir 27, 1971 THE LETHDRIDGE HERALD 33 Leagan's waterworks By CIIAIILES FOLKY Loniliin Observer Service LOS ANGELES A rmilti- billion dollar scheme lo bring water from California's w i 1 d northern rivers lo tlio deserts and densely populated eitics of the south lias achieved its first goal over the frantic pro- tests of conservationists and the condemnation of a Ralph Nader task force. "Slop it was the recommendation of Nader's Raiders, who call the mighly California Water Project the biggest special in- terest boondoggle in history. The notion of "stopping it" has on1 raged Governor Ronald Reagan and his officials but it is not outside the realm ot possibility. The views express- ed by Ralph Nader's team of 25 investigators after 14 months of work are finding new sup- porters every day. They say that the project is not only en- vironmcnlally bankrupt, b u t quilo unnecessary: that south- Back to work. for Hitchcock LONDON (CP) Early next year Alfred Hitchcock, portly master of macabre movies, be back in his native London putting the finishing touches to his first British film in 21 years study of a psychopathic sex kilfcr entitled Frenzy. Hitchcock, now in Hollywood after five months of supervising the shooting on location in Lon- don and at Berkshire's Pine- wood Studios, ted long wanted to set one of his thrillers in Cov- ent Garden fruit and vegetable market. His father was a green- grocer in the East London sub- urb of Lelytonstone, where Hitchcock was bora 72 years ago. The new film, for which Hitchcock chose the locations on a three-day visit last always his first step before put- ting a script around a mass-murderer roughly modelled on the post- Second World War British Killer Neville Heath. Two of the girl victims are strangled in Covent Garden market and three other killings lake place offstage. Hitchcock has deliberately stayed away from big-name in- ternational stars for Frenzy, preferring to mould his screen characters from relatively lit- tle-known faces. His scriptwri- ter is playwright Anthony Shaf- fer, whose dazzling thriller Sleuth is simultaneously run- ning in London and New York. ANNA MASSEY IN IT Among the chief British, and mostly with a the- a t r i c a 1 Anna Massey, daughter of Canadian- born stage and screen star Ray- mond Massey. Hitchcock has cast her against type as a bar- maid, while Bili'e Whitelaw who is noted for working-class portrayal, plays a middle-class suburban housewife. Chief suspect in the story is played by John Finch, a former paratrooper of 29 who most re- cently appeared in Roman Po- lanski's screen version of Mac- beth. Alex JlcCowen, who played Hadrian VII in both stage and movie versions, has the part o[ a police inspector. Hitchcock has often said that the only tiling that frightens him is "the of a childhood ex- perience when his father had him locked up in a police cell for several minutes as a punish- ment. The Covenl Garden scenes in Frenzy, a color film, may have a special historic interest if a city council plan goes through to demolish the site with its iron arcades and re-develop it as an ultra-modern shopping plaza. The market itself is scheduled to move eventually to the out- skirts of London. IT'S SIIIiD FILM Frenzy will be the 53rd film for Hitchcock, whose career as director and producer goes back to the first British talkie, Black- mail, and includes such classics as The Lady Vanishes, The 39 Steps, Rebecca, Hear Window and Psycho. As usual, the unmistakable figure of the 252-pound suspense king will be seen for a fleeting moment in the film. Hitchcock hasn't yet decided whether to appear as a beer-drinker on a billboard ad, as a dummy body floating in the Thames, or as a city gent in bowler hat looking on from the crowd. Still possessing a rich Cock- ney bass voice after 34 years in California, Hitchcock recently explained his fascination with English crime by contrasting the Englishman's "armor of dilnvard respectability" with the hidden depths beneath. "Heaven knows what pent-up emotions are panting to escape. They're a strange lot, the Eng- lish." POLITICAL STAB HARCOURT, Nigeria A young fisherman of Sinikiri village found a quick but dan- gerous way to win public office. He crept up on a sun-bathing crocodile and stabbed it to death. The villagers, who fish for a livelihood and had been harassed by the crocodile for five years, were so elated they appointed the hero. Thomas Bu- nu, head of the village. SAVE AT SILK-O-LINA'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF FABRICS SPECIAL THIS WEEK ONLY POLYESTER DOUBLE KNITS From England. 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It will dam the last of our wild rivers and de- stroy life in San Francisco Bay as surely as paving it over with asphalt. All at a minimum cost of million." The Nader bombshell substantially backs these charges and adds a few of its own in the course ol a 900-page report. It was thus with a certain sourness that the governor, on opening a major stretch of the project recently, snapped that if people like Ralph Nader had been around when Columbus was setting out, his flagship, the Santa Maria, would have been declared "unsafe at any speed." Then he seized the telephone beside the battery of microphones on his rostrum and called: "Start the pumps." The first of many billions of gallons of water began to chug uphill, for feet, over the Tehachapi mountains and down into the Los Angeles basin, to the lands and homes of some 10 million people." BIGGEST IJAllItlEK The TVhacliapis are the big- gest natural barrier along the path ot the California aqueduct, and the opening ceremony, at- tended by thousands of Cali- fornians, marked the climax of 10 years of work on a project unmatched for sheer any- where in the world., it is said, rcnorl. that only two man-made strudure.s arc visi- ble from space: nno is tilt1 Great Wall of China, the other I he California Aqueduct, designed lo nm for 4-14 miles, down three- quarters the length of the Gol- den State. This Pharaoic undertaking, involving 083 miles ol aqueduct, tunnel and pipeline, 28 power and pumping plants and 21 dams and reservoirs, is sched- uled to go inlo peak operation in the 1990s. It has been under discussion for two decades. Yet the Californian laxpayer seem.s oddly bemused about what is at stake. "Not long ago, Californians voted on something called Pro- position says Alvin Duskin, a businessman and ecologist, who runs a S5 million a year concern, "r'rom Ihe way the farmlnnd being turned over Iliing was worded they couldn't' to real estate and industrial de- know what it was aixuit. A velopmcnls in defiance of fcd- 'yes' vote seemed like a harm-! eral land reclamation law.s, less hit of legalcse. In fact they ami a handful of hi-; c-oimanir; rector, Mr. Fred Gianelli, says voted to support a scheme that j are making hundreds of mil- it js all nonsense. Tidal action interest and other costs lions of dollars ,15 their holdings js inc principal factor in wash- jng pollutants out of (lie bay, may end up with a price appreciate in value. tap of million. less perturbing lo Ihe j he claims, and far from devas- "It will dry up the rivers and Haiders is what they call "the I 'ating the north, the project will lakes in Ihe north and briny j frantic cycle of merely syphon off the more cars and mye pollution 1 At the hc'arl of ecological arfiu- northern water surplus now run- to the south. It will increase merits the project is ninfi to iva.'.lr in the ocean lo crowding and the sort of creep-; slill-to-lu'-huiil M-mile make Ihe arid plains of Ihe ing. random ugliness that has i which would take south bloom with gardens ami made California a less marvel-j v.-aior from the Kacratncntr; nuimuful crops. Ions, less healthy place to live." j hjr, nol jnto (ho Nader's Raiders are. if any- Ihing, still more strident in I heir denunciations. Governor Reagan, says their report, like contradiction of the Reagan ad-1 epitomized to me in one con- servation worker's remark: "They're going to dry up the rivers and ruin this beautiful land just to flush more toilets in Los Angeles? Not if I can help ministration. The governor's zestful. highly articulale Wnlcr Resources Di- many of the lop echelon of the executive branch, is "reaping substantial profits from land transactions and development amazingly, over one half of the Legislature is cuilenlly re- ceiving substantial sums from the ownership nf land." BUYING LAND The conservationist charge is that the huge corporations are busily buying up Californian dud headed for southern Osli-1 mire of emotionalism which j forma. This would cut off river: says that we have to bring de. water from the marshy thita that leads into San Francisco because we're desecrating the Bay, disrupting the natural "flushing action" which washes away chemicals and pollutants. Life in the water, and the birds thai feed on it. would die, say the conservationists, and at velupment in this state to a halt says Mr. Gianel- li. "This project is our long-: range water bank account. We must see that our tomorrows begin today." Cut Heating Bills THIS WINTER "Do you ..iiowiDuck it costs you fur every degree you kfiat your home over 70 degrees? how many degrees yon i should lura clown 1he ther- j niost-at'. at night for the great- est fuel savings? gold, silver, flat paints can decrease a radiator's heating land just as soon as the water (cam points to a U.S. geologi- project would make it profit- ral survey report which large- able. Open space and good Iy supports these conclusions, in ________ ______, ____ But the battle goes on. The! 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