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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wedneiday, September I, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Festival film condemned ROME (AP) The Tlmnan Catholic patriarch of Venice Joined the Vatican loday in con- demning a Venice Film Festival entry, The Devils, as a sac- rilege containing "indescrib- able orgies and ignoble abber- rations." The by British director Kenneth Russell, depicts (he life ol depraved nuns in a 17th-cen- lury French nunnery, including orgies led by a priest who ends up tortured and burned to death. Most Rev. Albino Luciani classed the film "among the morally critidzable films at Ihe festival" in a pastoral letter is- sued today in Venice. He said Russell had included "excesses never seen before." The Vatican newspaper L'Osserviitore Romano had called Monday for Ihe resigna- tion of festival director Uu'gi Ikmdi for allowing The Devils to DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK' Cerlified Denial Mechanic National Slore Bldg. Ph. 327-7244 Lethbridgo be entered and screened. Patriarch Luciani said in his letter the film "is obscene lo the superlative degree, com- posed of horrors mixed in incredible measure with sacrilege to the sacred." WENT BEYOND IIISTOIIY The patriarch said the histori- cal basis for the film had ex- isted and wts "deplorable" but had "very restricted limits." This, he added, "served as a spike upon which to hang a pic- ture of indescribable orgies and ignoble aberralions spilling from a monstrously fertile fan- tasy." "Men of the Church some- times err. To admit it, tell it and deplore it is permissible, in certain cases even dutiful. How- ever to invent faulls for eccle- siastics and nuns, mix them with those that do exist, spice them with sadistically erotic pepper and with problems felt today Lo make of if all one indiscriminate unit and throw it into a pasta for the public can wreak enormous damigc on .cxiuls." Ugo Spirito, a leading Italian philosopher, upheld The Devils as a necessary documentation HIGHLAND DAfJGNG LESSONS EVERY SATURDAY MORNiNG CONTACT INSTRUCTRESSES SANDRA MOLINE CAROL RAMAGE Phone 327-6419 after 5 p.m. BINGO 1251 3rd Avenue South EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES JACKPOT IN 50 NOS. 10th GAME BONUS JACKPOT 55 NOS. NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS AtlOWEDI PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS EIKS AND GUESTS DOWNSTAIRS NO BINGO IN THE LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY, SEPT. 2-METROS FRIDAY, SEPT. 3-MOONGLOWS SATURDAY, SEPT. 4-CAMEOS CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE DESERTER" In Technicolor. Starring Richard Crcnna, Chuck Connors and Hioardo Montalban. Wed- nesday, September 1. Show at p.m. Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "COMPANY OF KILLERS" In color. Starring Van Johnson and Michael Kelly. Wednesday, September 1. 1 show at p.m. Adult. PINCHER CREEK-Fox Theatre "ANGEL UNCHAINED" In color. Starring Don Stroud, Luke Askew and Aldo Ray. Wednesday, September 1. Show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. TABER Tower Theatre "I LOVE MY WIFE" In color. Starring Elliot Gould and Brenda Vaccaro. Wednesday, September 1. Shows at and p.m. Restricted Adult. of corruption in tha 17th century church. "What's important is the ca- pacity of the church to confess itself ami its history. The Catho- lics who do not have this cour- age continue to represent a sick faith and give a lesson in hyop- crisy and dishonesty lo the new generations." St. Louis was known as the Mound City for some 150 Indian temple and burial grounds in its vicinity between the ninth and 15th centuries. Bujold will star in FLQ movie CENEVIEVE BUJOLD MONTREAL (CP) Mont- real actress Gcnevieve Bujcld says she will star this fall in a film about a member of the ter- rorist Front dc Liberation du Quebec am] his mistress set during ihe political kidnapping crisis of last October Miss Bujold told a news con- ference here (hat the screen- play for Troir. Jours en Octohre days in He's a one-man show HOLLYWOOD (AP) Ask Melvin Van Peebles how much his hit mnvie cost, and he sup- plies Ihis answer: "Well, I got together with my producer, my director, my script writer, composer and star, and we all decided that we weren't going to tell how much we spent on the movie. After all, would you ask Picasso how much his paint It's put-on. All those positions in the making of Sweet Sweet- back's Baadasssss Song were filled by one man Van Peebles. He made the a one- man crusade and toured the U.S. to publicize and sell it out- side the regular film establish- ment. He succeeded. The gross of S'weetback so far: million. Next month it opens in the RKO chain of New York City and elsewhere through the U.S. and is expected lo reap another bo- nanza. SPINWFS LUCRATIVE The soundtrack album is high on the charts, and Van Peebles is merchandizing a host of prod- ucts, including a T-shirt he wears wilh the legand: "Rated X by an all-white jury." The message refers to his batlle with the film industry's rating system. Van Peebles, 38, is a limpid- eyes, mustachioed black who doesn't come on as strong as his hard-hitting movie. He is wry about his success, com- menting: "People ask me why I started at the lop. I tell them it's be- cause nobody would let me in at the bottom." "Oh, I tried Sweelback on the maw companies, but I insisted on my terms: a million dollars and complete control. They told me, 'you gotta be outa your mind.' So he used his own money and borrowed more to make the picture, which tells of a Los An- geles pimp who turns terrorist after witnessing police brutal- Drtiies lo vole in September COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Prime Mirister Hilmar Baunsgaard, for nearly four years the leader of a three- party, non-socialist coalition, today called general elections in Denmark for Sept. 21. The announcement was made at the opening of a special ses- sion of parliament called lo de- bate tax policies and a renewed opposition demand for diplo- matic recognition of North Viet- nam. The coalition of Baunsgaard's Social Liberals, the Conserva- tives and the Liberals took I power in early 1968. In the Centre of Things WED., SEPT. 1 VIMY LOUNGE 'ANYTHING GOES" THURS. AND FRI. VIMY LOUNGE VERA SINCLAIR ORGAN MUSIC SAT., SEPT. VIMY LCUNGE 'SUNSET 4' Royal Canadian Legion FRI., SEPT. 3 BEAVER ROOM PHIL LETHBRIDGE SAT., SEPT. 4 BEAVER ROOM PHIL LETKBRIDGE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4 FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS Isi AVENUE AND 9th ST. S. ity. The rest is a chase through bedrooms and roadblocks with a number of fatalities along the way. Sweetback has been termed antiwhite by some critics, but Van Peebles says: "The critics make the mistake of looking at it as an American film. It isn't. It's an American black film, perhaps the first one ever made." Because of that, he aimed his first release at black audiences "because I knew they would dig it" "Then I tried it with the kids, who would also be more recep- tive to the picture. Next we will try it on adult white audiences." LOOK-ALIKE HAIRDOS Conslant companions with virtually look-alike hairdos, Julie Christie and Warren Bealty were on hand for ihe American premiere, at New York's Museum of Modern Art of her Cannes Film Festival award-winning picture, 'The Go-Between." Bennett: Socreds over-confident VICTORIA (CP) The Al- berta Social Credit government may have been a hltle over- confident and laken that prov- ince's election "just a liltlc too Premier W. A. C. Ben- nett said here. "They were u s e d to winning in a Mr. Bennett said when asked for his reaction to the defeat of the Alberta party after 36 years in government. The 70-year-old Social Credit premier said the defeat doesn't trouble for his party in British Columbia because Ye've never been we're a peoples' movement, al- ways active and always putting the people first." Mr. Bennett congratulated Al- berta premier-elect Peter Loug- hecd and described Premier Harry S'trom as "a wonderful leader." He said Alberta had 36 years of "real good govern- ment" under the Social Credit administration. The premier noted the large number of "turnovers" in pro- vincial elections of the past few years, saying the B.C. elect! T in 1969 was the only instance of a government increasing a majority. The Alberta election also showed the New Democratic and Liberal politi- cal opposition in B.C. doing poorly, Mr. Bennett said. Public works Minister W. N. Chant of B.C., one of the ori- ginal members of the first So- cial Credit administration in Alberta under the late William Aberhart, said he wasn't ex- pecting such a "drastic" over in Alberta. Mr. Chant said the Alberta party had "pretty well gone Conservative" under former premier Ernest Manning in any case and none of the original members of the 1935 Social Credit party were left in the government. LABOR CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. AND 13lh STREET NORTH WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY "Black Light" FRIDAY and SATURDAY "Anything Goes" Members and Invited Guests 4 4 beirig written by television pro- ducer Patrick Watson and per- former-professor Lauricr Lap- icrrc. Lapierre also has a role In the film. "The only Miss Bu- jold said, "is that it fthe film) will be made by English-Canadi- ans. I would have preferred that it be made by people here." She is cuiTcntly filming Un- dersky, a love story written by her husband Paul Almond, in a little village 30 miles north of Tadoussav, Quc. Scotia bank assets rise TORONTO (CP) The Bank of Nova Scotia reports balance of profit for the nine months to Julv 31 of of a share, up from or 90 cents a share for the corre- sponding period a year earlier. Assets of the bank were up SG20 million to a record billion a year earlier. Revenue lor the nine months was up to F. William Nicks, chairman and chief executive officer, said in a report to shareholders that continued growth of Canadian and foreign currency assets, coupled wilh improvement in the interett spread on major in- ternational operations, were prime factors in the improved earnings. Mafi o.si on hunger ike ISLAND OF LINO.SA, Sicily (Reufcr) Fourteen of 1'J sus- pected Mafia tosses exiled to this tiny Mediterranean island began an indefinilc hunger strike Tuesday as Iheir latest protest against Ihcir confine- ment here. They marched in silence to the carabinicri harracks, snt down on the sidewalk outEidr- and refused to answer police questions about why they were demonslraling. Last week the mfifiosi ?lartod refusing to pay Iheir bills for rent and food, and found tliem- :-X'ivcs evicted from lodg- ing houses to a sinjill school. lold tlicy would only explain Iheir reasons for protesting lo the nijjgislj'atts who sent them here and until that time would inainkiin a hun- ger strike and sleep ihe open. The Mafiosi were among I dozens rounded up following the I May 5 killing in Parlenno of ihe i city's public pio.iLcnl'ji and Ins police driver. Texas cominercsal fi IKrnien were pnid a rccm-M millioD for their 1970 catch. LATE FINES GRAND ISLAND, Neb. AP) Secretaries al the city police department recently found two 50-cent parking tickets in the mail. The tickets were dated Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, 1969. Ajid one of the tickets had been post- marked at Grand Island Sept. 29, 1969, and Ihe other at Cairo, 13 miles away, on the same date. Each contained the re- quired 50 cents. 4 Todays Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "Anderson Tapes'1 7.42, Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Summer of M2" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "Billy Jack" Last Complete Show GKEE.N ACRES DRIVE-IN "Vampire Beast Craves Blood" "Blood of Virgins" One Complete Show COLLEGE -.CINEMA OOLttOB Blfljno NOW SHOWING al 7 00 and p m. Jus! a person who protects children and other living things DELORES TAYLOR RESTRICTED ADULT Tonight end Tliurs. al cmd p.in. POSITIVELY LAST 2 NEGHTS CINIMA AVt Slh ST 327.5100 RESTRICTED ADUtT j TONIGHT and THURSDAY ill WILL BLOW YOUR I ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN I GATES OPEN P.M. SHOW STARTS P.M. Now Showing at and p.m. COMING NEXT JOE COLOR bestseller that bugged the world of crime .races to the screen. SEAN CONNERY Rough! Tough! Charming as only he can be! ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COIUMBIA PICTURES Prssenl J Sean InAROBERTM.WEITMANPRODUCTIOH The Anderson 'Tapes also starring Dyan Cannon Martin Balsam Alan King MUSIC LESSONS PHONE 327-7524 ACCORDION GUITAR ORGAN PIANO DRUMS PRUEGGERS ACCORDION COLLEGE LTD. WE SUPPLY THE INSTUMENTS FOR HOME PRACTISE DURING OUR "BEGINNERS TRIAL COURSES" PRUEGGERS ACCORDION COLLEGE LTD. ;