Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
What the Weil-Dressed Champion Wears -Wtdimday, Seplnmbsr 13, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HEMID 51 New optimism for Bangladesh DACCA (AP) Trails of main entrances of mines and Waller HagdK-1926 Jimmy J3cn Arnold Jack massive destruction serve as a reminder of the cruelly destruc- tive war with Pakistan, but new-born Bangladesh has started looking forward with op- timism. The economy, almost totally shattered during nine months of war, is recovering. Mills and factories have gone into production and peasants are back in fields. Trac'e and commerce are in the process o[ being rehabilitated. The government, wedded to socialism, has nationalized banking, insurance, shipping, sugar and the jute trade. The government in some cases is appointing former own- ers of mills and factories as managers. A shortage of in- dustrial raw materials is pri- marily responsible for low pro- duction. Train, air and shipping serv- ices have resumed in part Road communications, remain poor; bridges destroyed by the occupation forces have yet to be replaced. PORTS CLEARED The country's two ports, Chit- tagong and Chalna, have re- sumed operations. The Soviet Union and India cleared the visit relatives. vrecks. By December it is expected he ports will be fully opera- tional. Floods caused damage to rice and jute crops and the country ast year was short of about three million tons of food grains. Russia, India, the United States and the United Nations are helping. The jute industry, the major source of foreign exchange, has made a remarkable recovery though it has not been able to reach the pre-Marcli, 1971, ductipn level of about metric tons a month. Production now is about a month. WINjS VANCOUVER (CP) The Keith Tripp family hasn't yet decided how to spend the 000 won in the Saskatchewan Sweepstakes, but Keith was in, no hurry to get back to work. Mary Tripp said that her 43- year-old husband, employed by Chrysler Canada Ltd. in the parts department, had accepted the free weekend trip to Re- agina for the Saskatchewan Derby and decided to stay on to Jesus Christ Superstar Great success for creators By IAIN MacLEOD LONDON (CP) Inside a tumble-down house in the west London district of Bays- water, Tim Rice, tall and well-built, leaned over a juke box and selected the disc Jesus Christ Superstar. As the familiar sounds of the theme song to one of the most acclaimed rock operas pound out of loudspeakers, Rice listened, detached. "At he said, "I'm in the final throes ot superstar- When he wrote Jesus Christ Superstar more than three years ago wilh fellow Lon- doner Andrew Uoyd Webber, the two young men had little idea that they were on the threshold of a remarkable success. "We never envisaged all Rice said glancing at piles of Superstar posters ad- vertising the album and the stage musical. "1 suppose, the one thing that must have snowballed the work was the Jesus move- f mcnt in the Slates. The album J appeared there just as this I was getting under way and, naturally, rocketed to Ihe top of the charts. It was perfect timing, I admit, but quite un- intentional." Now, after countless suc- cesses in a dozen countries with the musical and more than six million album sales later, Rice is looking to the future. Superstar has at last hcen staged in a London and it's the most accurate version I've seen so Ilice said. CRITICS DIVIDED Critics had mixed leelings about the show. One com- plained it was "startling anc nauseating" although most enjoyed the fool-stomping rock numbers The Finan- cial Times praised un- deniable devotion and excite ment that glow from this re- markable Rice maintained he's ''happy with tile way every tiling has'turned out, hut I m longer feel part of it all now.' Nevertheless, it is not easy to slop oul of the limeliglil o a show which practically sho the two writers into Ihe mil lionaire bracket overnight. A constant stream of letler. pours into Rice's home fron oung and old admirers, jrateful to him for "pulling Christ in the right perspec- as one note said. Nonetheless, Rice stressed lhat Superstar "has no mes- sages for anyone." It's just a story taken from the Bible and if there are any messages in it, you'll find them in the Bible's version of Ihe last seven days in Christ's life, not in mine. "I think the basic point of Superstar is the portrayal of J. C. (Jesus Christ) not. as a god but as- a man." This attitude, he said has "brought Christianity out into the open and now youngsters can discuss J. C. freely and maybe enjoy reading some of the really great Bible stories. The Bible is a fascinating book, and at last kids are be- ginning to catch onlo Ibis." The 27-year-old Rice rarely goes to church and described himself as "on the verge of atheism." Since his days at an exclusive privale school in Sussex and as a student at the university of the Sorbonne in Paris, he has been spelbound by the idea of writing for the Ihealrc. Despite only moderale suc- cess as a librettist before Su- perstar, he regards Ihe box-of- fice sensation only "as a logi- cal progression in my devel- opment." One of his previous operas, written with Lloyd Webber, was also based on a religious theme. The work, Joseph and his- Amazing Technicolor Drcamcoat, depicted the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. It was popu- lar throughout schools in Brit- ain and the United States, its inlended market, where it was performed at end-of-term con- certs by school choirs backed by orchestras and sometimes pop groups. The lirst Rice-Lloyd Webber oratorio, a musical based on the life of Dr. Barnardo, failed to get off Ihe ground in 1865. The two went on to write pop songs together during the next two years and although some were recorcod, none achieved success. They arc currently working on an opera based on the P. G. W o d e h o u s c character Jeeves, "getting away from religion Rice said. House broadcasts decided success CALGARY (CP) Speaker Gerard Amerongcn of (lie Al- herta Legislature said Monday that broadcasting of house pro- ceedings, introduced on a per- manent basis at this year's spring session, lias been a de- cided success. He was reporting on the re- sults of the move lo the annual meeting of tho Western Associa- tion of Broadcasters, compris- ing owners and managers of pviyale prairie radio and tele- vision stations. Speaker Amerongen said pub- lic reaction has been almost unanimously favorable. Broad- casting of the legislature at work had given (he public a better understanding of Ihe leg- islative process and in this broadcasters were performing a valuable public service. 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