Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 26, 1971 · Page 1
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'Housewife's Diary' to Be Opened More a tragicomedy than an j style, attempt at light entertainment, ! Finally, in the midst of a i deliver cars between Ssn Frani cisco and Denver in record 'Diary of a Mad Housewife" ; crisis, when Benjamin is being time. He sets out to prove that presents the eternal triangle in j particularly preposterous, she the form of, three rather un- is catapulted into a love affair spaed is the shortest distance between two points. sympathetic people. ! with Langdla. Her new lover is i Newman has made a bet that Showing at the State Theatre i talented, sslfish. sadistic — all I he can cover the distance in 15 Sunday through Tuesday, the characteristics of her husband j hours, and sets out from Den«™ ;„ ~~^A u j mt pyj together in an entirely iver without rest. Throughout different manner. jthe picture, he is seen out-driv- As might be expected, the af- i ing policemen and eventually fair ends rather badly, and she \ becomes world-wide news for finds herself in a group therapy ; this ability. film is rated The drama of present day malaise, the disintegration of marriage and fragmentation of the individual, "Dairy of a Mad Housewife" takes an acidly i session attended by an assorted humorous look art; a bright, at- i collection of human beings KOWALSI (Barry Newman) walks aiong the beach with his giri Vera (Victoria Medlift), in a scene from "Vanishing Point." City Girl Is West DeMolay Sweetheart tractive, well-educated young couple. Carrie Snodgrass was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress for her portrayal as a long-suffering wife, put upon by everyone including her children. Richard Benjamin plays her husband, a self-centered and sickeningly status conscious lawyer. He believes in his own set of opinions and strives to be with the right people in. the right places. Frank Langella portrays the pit)hy-*peafcing, successful novelist of the story who becomes Snodgrass's clandestine lover. Her ."diary" starts as she is beginning to crumble under her husband's constant and excessive demands. She is not exactly mad (looney), but mad (outraged). Her rebellion is tentative ais she struggles to speak out 'agaiinst her husband's life I caught up in their own human dilemmas as she is. She listens to an impassioned variety of opinions and comments on her problems, and discovers that the mad housewife will no long- he drives, a voice comes over the radio that is to stay witih him ait intervals throughout tfae film. The voice is that of Super-Soul (Oleavon Little), a blind disc jockey who has a strange ESP connection with New man > Throughout the film, er remain merely mad. She is j he feeds the racing driver in- ready to act — to do someitMng j formation thait aids him in foil- atoout her life. On one level, the film attempts to explore the viability of a marriage which depends on the myth that the male is dominant. On another level the fflim deals with the atrophy of idealism and the emptv materialism which often replaces it. * * * One of the wildest and fastest-moving oar chases put on film makes up the entire plot of "Vanishing Point", playing at the State Theatre Thursday Ubrough Saturday. Barry Newmam, ex-Marine, ex-policeman, ex-racetrack driver, undeoibakes to pick up and ing pursuers. Through his travels across country, he comes with two faggots in contact a nude I ls a many songs in the film, sung by such groups a>s Dolancy and Bonnie and Friends, Eve, • Mountain, and Bis Mama Thornton. Raged GP. * * * "Lovers and Other Strangers , showing at the Garden Drive In Sunday through Tuesday, is, briefly, the entemal man-woman conflict told in hilarious terms. Equal time is given to couples in the film in varying degrees of involvement (married, about to be married, divorced, ending and beginning an affair) and results in a tunny and sometimes touching movie. Action revolves around Michael Brandon and Bonnie Bedelia, about to be married although they've lived together for the past 18 months. Gig Young, the nominal star, Page 2 Unriton City Tetatfritm Saturday, Junt 24, If 71 military-community relations iff.; »niliirlc terms. Residents of the town neaa- an Army Base emerge as carica- tires of small-minded bigots, while the military personnel ; come across as more human, ikeayle beings. A large cast is headed by Tony Curtis, Brian Keith, Ernest Borgntoe, Ivan Dixon, Suzanne motorcyclist, among otters, and J*" "L"*' is be-frieinded by Dean Jagger, a snake-hufltiing desert rat. Jaigper stivers the picture when. Newman runs out of gas in a des€irt. Jagger takes him to a religious meeting of snake worshippers and trades them 'snakes for gasolina. Viewers will be drawn to the rather mystical quality of Newman's journey on shimmering highways, past symbols of authority. .Another drawing poinit far the younger crowd is *he please everyone and assuring his prospectice son-'in-law that there is no generation gap. In the process, he is trying to juggle has aiffairs to include both feis wife and his mistress. Sharing the billing with "Lovers and Other Strangers" is "Suppose They Gave a War and likeable beings. This.film is not a war comedy, nor is it really a satire; iit diealis witth the sobering subject of Tarn EweU, Bradford Dillman and Don Amecke. programs rated R. Garden Drive In's traditional flireworks display will be next Saturday night, accompanied by "Plague of the Zombies", "The Devil's Own", and "Prehistoric Women". These shows will play Saturday night only. * * * Lest times tonight a< the Garden Drive In is "The Cheyenne Social Club" and "Anato", both rated GP. Thursday drive in is and Friday at the 'Devol Riders" and "Hell Oats" 'and ''The Choppers", rated GP. * * * Wednesday only at the Garden Drive In is the Spimish- speaking film "Ambivton San- grienlta". , - ft, '"! Debi .. Mitchell, representing the Dodge City Chapter Order f Demolay, was named West Area DeMolay Sweeittoart for 971-72. Her award came ait the West Area Spring Conclave earlier his month, hosted by the Garden City Chapter Order of De- Vlolay at the Garden City Masonic Temple. More than 100 DeMol'ays, advisors and guests were in attendants for the all- day affair. Chapters represented were Liberal, Ulysses, Dodge City, Hugoton, Hays, Scott, City, Sharon Springs and Garden City. The evciut was under the direction and planning of Bryce J. Slonehocker, west area master councilor Visiting state officers were Denmiis Daughiefty, Lawrence Scribe; Ron Kuter, Eraporia, Councilor; Richard Me ThrnMoh in Gota* PfaofrooiMplhy herson, Emporia, Junior rtewart; John LaGesse, Garen City, Marshal; Preston 'empero, Scott City, Standard ;ea>rer; Deputies Andrew Finfrock, Lawrence, and Kent wiyder, Overland Park; Gay- ord Pearson III, Kansas City, Northeast Area Master Coun- ilor; and Dr. W. D. Lairmore, Hugoton, West Area Governor. Garden City advisors assisting at the conclave weire Raymond E. Rotlh, Chapter Dad; )r. J. D. Raynesford, chair- main of the advisory boaird; Bad M. Pan-Mi, Scribe; Jerome B. Stomehocker, Awards; anid Vieirnon Schwartz. Liberal Chapter Order of DeMolay was elected to host the Spring Enclave of 1972. Fal Conclave wil be in Ulysses. Area business, sports com- pabiibion and the judigimg of the Sweetheart was conductieid at the conclave. BBG 8"x 10' Living Color Special For Everyone AT 99° Plus 74c For Handling ^V This very special offer is presenved as on expression of our thanks for your patronage. COMPARE AT $25.00 « GENUINE' FULL NATURAL COLOR PORTRAITS. Not the old style tinted or painted black and white photos. 9 SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money refunded 1 . A FOR ALL AGES! Babies, children, adults. Groups photographed at an additional charge. Free 8x10 living color portrait to all customers over 60 years of age. 9 LIMITED OFFER! One per subject, one per family. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY June 29 & 30 at Representing the Garden Ciiby chapter in 1ihe Sweetheart ombest was Janiis Kimraey. Local DeiMolays winning wards in the various spoils joni'peitiitioin was Greg. Becker, «h 10 in bowling anid Lance loam, second in rifle. A banquet 'held in the Ma- omic Temple was prepared amid served by the Mother's lu'b wilih 90 guests in at- enidance. Guesit speaker was /ony Jewell, manager o>f KIUL 'adiio. A flower talk was given >y John Hibber, Liberal. The Rev. Lesiten 1 Myers of Garden 'iby gave the benediction. Movie Calendar STATE THEATRE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL G-UN- iMiGHTER, ends tonight, features at 7::i() a,nd 9:80. Rutal G. DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, Sunday through Tuesday, rated R. Sunday at 2:SO, 4:05, 5:50, T:W, and 9:40. Weeic days at 7:30 and 9:38. VANISHING POINT, Thursday through Saturday at 7:355 and 9:30. Saturday matkiee at 2:30. Rated GP. KAKDEN imiVE IN CITEY.ENNE SOCIAL CLUB and ANZIO. last times tonight, raited GP. LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS and SUPPOSE THEY GAVE A WAR AND NOBODY CAME?", Sunday thromgh Tuesday, rated R. AMBIVION SANGRIENTA, Wednesday oiu'.y, Spanish-speaking. DEVIL RIDERS and HELL CATS «ind THE CHOPPERS Thursday and Friday rated GP. PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES and THE DEVIL'S OWN and PREHISTORIC WOMEN, plus ftre- •works display Saturday only, ratec GP. CHRISTIAN LIFE CONFERENCE SATURDAY (Tonight): 6:30 p.m. Youth Choir 7 p.m.-—"Mean Business with Christ" Classes 8 p.m. Bible Study and Worship THE WHOLE FAMILY IS INVITED TO THESE YOUTH LED. ACTIVITIES CHARLES EASLEY YOUTH DIRECTOR SUNDAY: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Youth Led Worship 6:30 p.m. Youth Choir 7 p.m. "Mean Business with Christ" Classes 8 p.m. Bible Study ad Worship First Baptist Church 11 th& Jones Thursday we breakfasted in. Paris and then, had a business lunch in New York. On Friday, we joined a conference in San Francisco. With the new space-age technology, we feel so free, as though we have conquered time and distance and everything. Well, maybe not everything! You know some things can't be answered by better machines. So, wherever we are, we go to church on Sunday. How about you? • Monday Psalms 19J-U • Wtdntsday Psalms 119,97-104 • friday Provarbf 2,1-B • Ti/Mcfoy Psalm* 107,31-43 • T/iundoy Psalms 139,1-6 • Saturday Provarbf 8:5-14 Scripture! iilccted by lh« Amirltin Blbli Society ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE TOMORROW / . This advertisement sponsored by the following Garden City Business Firms • MACHINE SUPPLY CO. • AL HINKLi OIL CO. • GARDEN CITY SAL! CO. f EHRESMAN PACKING CO. • C.G-F GRAIN COMPANY • MASSEY FERGUSON • THE GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM V:

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