Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 142
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 142

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
Page 142
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... raeping Up ^ With Tooth by ^Pamela Swift CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: 'IT'S A GOOD FILM.' Potentially JTotorfou They are saying in the movie business that The Night Porter will do for Charlotte Rampling what Last Tango in Paris did /or Maria Schneider--make her an overnight sensation. Charlotte Rampling is a beautiful young English actress who lives in Southern France with her writer-husband Brian Southcombe and their 19-month-old son Barnaby. More than a year ago Charlotte went to Italy and Austria to star opposite Dirk Bogarde in The Night Porter, a film in which she plays a 14-year-old Jewish girl and Bogarde acts a sadistic Nazi concentration camp officer who subjects her to the most awful sexual degradations. The production, directed and written by a woman, Liliana Cavani, tells the story of a group of ex-storm troopers who have escaped punishment by killing all the witnesses to their wartime brutalities. Bogarde, a night porter in a Viennese hotel, notices one afternoon in 1957 that a young woman he tortured in the concentration camp has checked into the hotel with her husband, an American orchestra conductor. Bogarde and Rampling recognize each other. For some strange, inexplicable reason the young woman finds her former tormentor irresistible. She leaves her husband and moves into his apartment where he again debases her with his sadistic sexuality which feeds her masochistic appetite. The film, which won an award at Grenoble, France, was released in Paris last month. It received mixed reviews. As of this writing, The Night Porter has yet to be released either in England or the United States, much to the irritation of Charlotte Rampling who says, "I don't know why it should be unacceptable in England. But if s a good film, and I've got faith in it, and it should be shown both in Britain and America for those people who want to see it." Charlotte, the daughter of Col. and Mrs. Godfrey Rampling of Middlesex, is currently being seen in Zardoz opposite Sean Cannery, a film she finished long after working in The Night Porter. Degree Pays A man with a college degree can expect to earn $758,000 before he dies. That good news comes from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. While many job-seeking college graduates may not agree, the census bureau reports the yearly income of men with college degrees in 1972 was $16,200, compared to $10,430 for high school graduates. The census bureau did not report salary averages or lifetime revenue expectations for women college graduates. Illiteracy Among Our Young Five percent (1 million) of all Americans aged 12 to 17 are illiterate. That disturbing news comes from a Department of Health, Education and Welfare survey. Defining illiteracy as the ability to read at a beginning 4th-grade level, government researchers found that a young male, born and raised in the South, as a member of a large, low-income family having parents of limited education was the most likely candidate for illiteracy. Using mobile examination centers to test word recognition, the researchers discovered that boys, white and black, demonstrate a higher percentage of illiteracy than girls (6.7 percent for boys as compared to 2.8 percent for girls); white youths have a lower rate of illiteracy than black youths (3.2 percent for whites, 15 percent for blacks), and the rate of literacy improves with increased parental education (27.4 percent illiteracy rate for youths whose parents possessed no formal education compared to 8.9 percent if parents attended elementary school). Illiteracy is most prevalent in the South--8.8 percent for white males and 2.7 percent for white females, 26.9 percent for black males and 14.5 percent for black females. »?m* £ N ,! A I IONS ° VER DRUCS PERSIST: STUDENTS PROTESTING DRUG wu^c LV;5!^ MARYLAND CLASHED W «TH CAMPUS POLICE LAST MONTH, WHILE MICHIGAN STUDENTS PETITIONED TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA. $5 Pot Penalty Political pundits who downgrade the potential of "the student vote" had better reconsider. When students get behind issues which are important to them, smoking marijuana, for example, they can become a.viable political force. Some weeks ago the residents of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, with the assistance of student populations at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, voted to set a $5 maximum fine as a penalty for smoking marijuana. Buoyed by their success, the Michigan collegians are now engaged in a campaign to place the issue of legalizing marijuana on the November ballot in Michigan.

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