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AVALANCH£^OURNAL~.Thursday Evening. April 3. 1975 U.S. Film Community Honors Canadian Talent • PISCATORIAL PICTORIAL—A lone fisherman makes one .more cast as the setting sun adds twinkles tp the waters of ;thc Tennessee. River near Florence, Ala. The waters here offer the angler some of the best smallmouth fishing in the country. (AP Wirephoto) Rich Texan Tries Hand Making Films By VKRNON SCOTT 'HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Three years ago a bit player, tired of watching a movie being made on a shoestring, pulled out his checkbook on the set and bought the entire production. The movie was "Santee." The extra was playing a piano in a bordello scene when he took over control of the picture. The actor was Canith C. Byrd, a big, smart Texan who won't make l-he world forget Laurence Olivier or Van Cllburn. But he has invaded the movies determined to make good films at a profit. An expansive man who counts the political Byrd family of Virginia and the late Adm. Richard Byrd among his cousins, Caruth is cast in the mold of old time movie moguls. Rich And Influential To begin with he is rich and accustomed to doing things his way. He owns 7,400 apartment unils in Dallas. His Texas oil wells pump crude night and day. He owns so many cattle he s lost count. And Byrd is versatile. He is a licensed minister and mortician. Ho owns a cemetery. He 20 SPC Coeds Vie For Title LKVELLAND (Special)' Twenty South Plains College coeds will compete for the honor of "Woman of the Year" to b£ announced April 8. •Winner will be announced at the Women's Recognition Day danner sponsored by the Faculty "Vfomen's Club. Speaker for the fa* p.m. dinner will be Dr. Alice French, host of the "People Blace" program on KCBD-TV i$ Lubbock. •Nominees include Emily Clark of Plainview, Karen Wil- lis of Floydada, Mrs. Betty Hall, Brenda Kuhlcr and Tena Wells, all of Littlefield, Tony Germany of Brownfiold, DcAnn Bingham of Meadow, Cindy Caswell, Debbie Gray, Kay Hord, Jackie Keller and Doris Smart, all of Lcvelland, Paula King of Meadow, Mary Hernandez of Lubbock, Margarita Cruz of P'e- tersburg, Mitzi Albus and Gail Albus, both of Pep, Dana Henderson of Midland, Cassandra Cargile of Mulcshoe and Jackie Wit brow of Sudan. lives in six houses scattered around the Lone Star State. Even Louis B. Mayer didn't have so much going for him. Byrd polished off a scotch highball with a tcquilla chaser at lunchtime not long ago,and allowed as how he is learning the movie business the hard way —by making pictures. "I got hoked on movies 16 years ago when I was going to Trinity University in San Antonio," he said. "I was an extra in 'The Alamo,' which encouraged me to play bit parts in a lot of westerns. "Knew All About . . ." "I decided I knew all about movies in 1961 and produced 'Commanche Crossing' for $42,000. It was so bad I scrapped it. But my mother said my acting was fine. "I learned from that picture that I wasn't so smart." Byrd relumed to pictures after meeting Pat Boone and Charley Pride in Dallas. The singers and the late actor Ed Platt were financing "Santee" and prevailed on him to play the brothel pianist. "Glenn Ford was the star," Byrd recalled, "and the original budget was §650,000. I discovered they were in deep financial trouble. That's when I pulled out my checkbook." The picture eventually cost $1.2 million. "It's still in release. Now I'm committed to making more movies," he said. Roles For Conrad The white haired, muscular Texan completed "Live a Little, Steal a Lot" starring Robert Conrad, and headed for the Phillipines to produce "Sudden Death," again with Conrad. Another of his productions is "The- Monkeys of Bandarpur" filmed in India starring Alan Hale. Caruth C. Byrd is a millionaire many times over. To him profits are the name of the game. No dilettante, he is patiently building a celluloid empire based on a financially secure company with headquarters in Hollywood. "I've hired the best men possible," he concluded. "There is plenty of: room for growth and profits in -movies. Ar.d 1 aim to succeed." Hollywood Bits Bit Parts: Gary Grimes joins Ed Asner and Don Knotts in Disney's "Gus" ... Jack Palance will star in a television series pilot titlted "Bronk" ... Twentieth Century-Fox bought film rights to "Tom Mix Died For Your Sins" ... KTXT, PBS KCBD. NBC CDKLBK, CBS SDKMCC.ABC By BOB THOMAS LOS ANGELES ( AP) — At long last, the Hollywood film community has acknowledged the contributions of Canada. American films since their earliest years have been enriched by Canadian talents — Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Norma Shearer among the pioneers. Even Louis B. Mayer came from Minsk via Nova Scotia. Other film figures from Canada include Walter Pidgeon, Yvonne DeCarlo, Lorne Greene, Norman Jewison, Michael Sarrazin, William Shattner, Raymond Burr, Leslie Nielsen, Genevieve Bujold, Arthur Hiller, Charles Jarrott. "Homage" Offered Last week the Los Angeles International Film Exposition, the local version of the Cannes Film Festival, offered an "Homage to the National Film Board of Canada." Twenty-seven films produced by the board were shown to an admiring audience. The chairman of the National film Board . and Government Tilm Commissioner, Sydney Mewman, came here to accept ;he honors, and he explained lis operation, which seems unique in llie film world. "We're a government agency founded by an act of Parliament, yet we can make films with utterly no political interference," said Newman, a bristly man of middle years whose family came from Russia and Hungary. Sometimes Attacked "We're never stigmatized as a state propaganda agency. Our job is to interpret Canada and Canadians to themselves and to the outside world. The warts are not concealed, and as a result we sometimes come under attack. "But there is never any pressure from the government to avoid co.nti-ovcrsial films. The Film Board has produced movies about poverty, labor and French-Canadian relationships that have aroused anger — but no censorship. Board's films have brought praise as well as controversy. A French-language feature "Mon Oncle AntoLne," won an Oscar nomination. Two animated films from Canada are in Oscar contention this year. Large Budget "Our budget for the past yeai has been 522 million," said Newman. "In addition, we receive revenues when the films are placed in distribution. Las! year they earned $4.5 million. "Unlike the United States where film departments within the government operate independently, no department in Canada can spend money on film without going through the board. All film procurement las been centralized. So our' budget really amounts to $30 to t9"> milli,™ >> million. The film advantage Program information in «:3U CO) Farm & Hanch News li:45 © New Mexico Hcpnrl 7:00 (Mj Farm Show 1U) CBS News (3D AM Arierica 7:30 (Mj Today Show S.-OO (O) Captain Kangaroo — Program about airplanes. 9:00 C£ Sesame Street — No. 774. Big Bird can't understand why l,uis wants a canary when Rig Bird can do everything a canary can, anil more. (O) People Place Decorating ideas. & Jack LaLanne @ TTO Show 9:30 (0) Wheel Of Fortune 43) Not For Women Only ltl:00 CSJ Electric Company No. 509. Igor, the .Mad Scientist's assistant, takes time oif. (TO High Rollers (ii Now You Sec II & Lucy Show lU::il) (JO Villa AleRre (il) Hollywood Squares (LJJ Love Of Life (2$ Brady Bunch 10:55 its CRS News 11:00 CD Misterogers — No. 551 Look at an array of different kinds of locks and keys. OJ) Jackpot <L)j Young i Restless ® Password 11:30 (n; Blank Check CCS Search For Tomorrow © Split Second 11:55 in) NBC News 12:00 (TJ) Celebrity Sweepstakes ©J News, Weather, Sports © All My Children li:30 iTf) How To Survive A Marriage TV Weekly Log is supplied by the Networks and local television stations (B/Wf Black and White Program. (Ill llepeat Prog mm. lii) As The World Turns & Let's Muke A Deal 1:00 QJ Days Of Our Lives (J3) Guiding Light ® SIO.OOO Pyramid 1:30 :~H) Doctors fU) Kdge Of Night 83) Big Showdown 2:00 ® Another World lUl Price Is Right •IS General Hospital :i.-.1fl © Match Game @ One Life To Live :t:00 is) Sesame St. (Repeat of morning telecast) OJ) Somerset © Taltlctales SB Money Maze U:30 O Beverly Hillbillies OS Joker's Wild (18 Movie: "Without Reservations" (19461 Claudellc Cohcrt, John Wayne, Don DeFore. Hollywood-bound novelist finds romance with Marine pilot aboard coast- hnund train. 1:00 (13 Misterogers (Repeal of morning telecast) CD) Gomcr Pylc OS C ambit (:.!0 fs) Villa Alcgrc (Repeat ot morning telecast) '} i; Ironside iu; Bonanza 5:W) (» Electric Co. (Repeat ol morning telecast) 5::IO ® Komagnolis' Table (Repeat of Sunday) til) NBC News (IS CBS News ® ABC News K:0fl [jj Aviation Weather O <L» ® News, Weather, Sports S-.30 CO Consumer Survival Kit — Presents facts about buying tires. (HI Adam-12 — Keurt takes on a new temporary partner, a recruit with nine monlhs probation behind him. fiS To Tell The Truth ® Hank Thompson 7:l>0 (D Bill Mover's Journal: International Report OB Sunshine — Sam tries his hand at various jobs to care tor his daughter until he can make it as a singer. in) Wiiltons (Hi John-Hoy hopes to ride the family mule in the annual local race until he learns a horse descended from Derby winners is entered. © Confessions Of Dick Van Dyke — Light-hearted look lit the funny side of fear through music and comedy with guest stars Michele Lee and Dick's 20-year-old daughter, Stacy, making her television debut. 7:30 (rfi Bob Crane — Bob has to lake advantage of a Columbia University summer scho/>l scholarship without the presence o( his wife. 8:00 (B Japanese Film — "Early Summer" story of family life in modern-day Japan whose ancient traditions are crumbling. Final of scries. ID) Mac Davis — Guests: Lee (Irani, Donna Fargo, Jim Nabors, 0. J. Simpson. f(3) CBS Movie: "Crime Cluh" (1975) Scott Thomas, liugenc Roche, Robert Lansing, Biff McGuire, Barbara Rhoades. Loser who craves public recognition insists on taking blame for and is subject to change. the (.Time ot a multiple murderer. ill) Streets Of San Francisco (HI Man flees from his new life as a trusted employe when a murder investigation threatens to expose his escape from a prison farm. Brock Peters, Mitch Vogel, Diibney Coleman guest. !):00 iijj Lucas Tanner — New <!ay and time for ihis date only. The school and Tanner arc named in a law suit when he elects to defend two student reporters who uncover questionable dealings of a local businessman. tS Harry 0 (R) Harry is unable to prevent the systematical slaying of relatives of a rich old woman. (l::m (13; Mr. & Mrs. Cop (fl) Young couple, both police officers, marry. KOSA CHANNXI. 7-ODKvSA Area Television Log Thursday, 7 80 CBS New* > 00 C. Kanitroo *;00 Joken Wild I :30 Pyramid J^OO Gtmblt NT30 Ixive o! Llf« 1L.GO Vounz-flcstletl 6- K 30 S*«rch-Tmrw ' 32 00 Ne\f» 3, U7j 2:00 Frlce-Rl 2:30 Match Gam a 3:00 TullTo Tales 3:SO Marv Griffin .1:00 lucy 5:30 CHS Kewa NWS Fiin «t Rtc*i 6:45 Nona 7:15 New Zoo -- -M .,w.... 7:00 n* 12 !0 World Turns 8:00 CBS Movie 1 00 Guldlns LU 10:30 NWS 130 Eds« of Night 11:00 CKA :,:ovl« KG.VC CHAN.VET, 4— AMABn.IXJ ThiirKila>-, April 3, 1*75 KVII CIMXNKL 7—.I.U.UIIUO TJuirMlay, April X 1975 »:30 Kindergarten 2:30 On» Llf« 3:00 Pyramid B:oO Lucy 4VO Jeannle 4 :M Hlllbllllea 5:00 B. Vim Dyln '•:SO ABCN»w« I'.on Ktft 6:30 Tell-TraUi 7:00 Temp. R. S:f)0 Kunz Fu 'J:00 Sun Fran. 10:00 N'ewn KMTD eru.vx.Er. a—Minuvn TM Cartoons 8:00 Scname SL 0:00 Dennis 0:30 Hunger* 10:00 Hoinn 10:30 Brady Bunck Ll:00 Pisiword 11:30 Split Second J2:W) Ne<ti 12:30 Moke-Beat 1:00 Newlywerin 1:30 Olrl-ify Lift 1:00 G«n. HosolU! T:0:> Todny 3.00 Dinah 9:30 Jconnrily 113:00 Wizard 10:30 H'wd Bna. ,1:00 .TiiL-kjrat J:30Swccpiitalics April 3. 1J7.1 3:00 Eomertet S:!0 Beiver 4:00 Andy Orimih 4:30 Star Trek 5:30 NBC NBFI 6:M NWS I:M Trutii-Consfl. V:00 Ironside !):00 NBC Hpcls. 10:45 P. llama UM5 ABC BOCJ f -50 Ag Tei*r M Tod*? »:00 Dlnnh'i H. 9:30 J«on»rdT lV.00 mart lOttO Ifwood Sq«. 11:0* Jtckrot 11:30 Baffl* a-M Koon«iteii 13:3* 3 on Ibtek 1:N D«v«of LlT«i i:» Dadm 3:06 Another World 2:30 How-Survive 3:M SomRrxt 3:30 Movie 3:30 NBC N«w« 8:00 Netruftitch 1-30 Lucy SM Ironside 8:00 NBC Spell. 10:00 NewnrMch 10:30 Tonlfht - KFBA CHAXVH, KK-AMARnXO Thiirmiax, AlMll 3, 1S7J ':» 5^ Newi 2;M **»t c h Q«m« R:M C. Ktnnrao 3:00 TatU«la!ca J'M Jokers Wild 3:30 Bewitched J:SO pyramid 4:00 That airl 10:00 oambrt 4 .-JO Qr«n Acn> »:g }ffo» EH" ^ : 1? ^Sw5>"Sw. M:J5 CBS N*w« S:M CBB N«»l 11:00 YOUOB R«»tl«»a s:00 NWS U:MHwST U. 8:80 Wh*t'i mrUM 7:00 Wallow 8:00 CBB Mort* 10:30 Nnu 11M CBB Uovl* . ...J Dociora"" 10:30 Tonlzht aiOO Another WId. 13:01 Tomorron 2:30 How-Survivo KMOM CRAVLT »—MOXAHANS Thurrictay, April 3, ivji 13? |*rm-R«ich 2:00 Oen. HowltaJ 7*5 Dan. Boon* 3:50 On* Life 1:00 New Zoo 3:00 Ixiv* Am m 8:30 Ifovc Oun 3:M VoyS« 4:30 Dan'l BOOB* 2:30 ABC Newi (1:00 Neva 8:30 Tell Trulls 7:00 Temp. R. 8:09 Knnr Fa !>:00 San Fran •vsc «***^ L^»* 20:00 Newa 1:00 KtmlnNtli 10:JO ABC Bpol* ...» n. Walters 10:00 Cnll of West 10:50 Brady Bunch U:CO Password 11:30 Split Rtfont \TM My chlldrm 10:110 -iT) fil) @ News. Wealber, Sports IU:M (_s) l.ilias, Yoga & You ;.U Tonight Show tfi; CBS Late Movie: "Men ol the Kighling Lady" (1951) Van Johnson, Walter 1'idgeon, Keenana Wynn. Frank Lovrjoy. Drama of men at war. <??) Wide World Special (K) "Dick Cavelt Show" Second of two-part presentation of interview with Katharine Hepburn. 12:00 O Tomorrow — Visit to flamboyant costume gala in New York City. 12::tO (fJB News. Weather, Sports 1:00 in) News, Weather, Sports Radio Stations NETWOIIK STATIONS KDAV (ABC) 580 Kir KK.V0 (NBC) ISM Kb. KI-TO (CBS) 7*0 Mil KLRK (ARC) 1340 Khn (TSN) 1«0 Ebl NDN NT,T\TORK STATIONS KT.FB 1«0 Kill XSKL IWO n» KT.nK I'M 9<.5 Mh/. - . KOHM FM 91.1 Mhl • KSW. FM »3.7 M»» KTtZ IN, I Mill XTXT FM »!.» Mlilt KWGO FM M,$ Mfcm KUXFM H.3 Mlw PLOT REVEALED THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities have arrested 10 South Molue- can militants who plotted to kidnap members of the royal family from Queen Juliana's palace in Socstyk, a Dutch Justice Ministry spokesman said. Gospel Meeting Slated For Tulia A-J Correspondent TULIA — A spring gospel menting will be conducted at the Central Church of Christ, Third and Donley Streets, April 6-18 with Stanley D. Crews, evangelist of Norfolk, Va., as the preacher. Monday through Saturday services will bu at 7 a.m. and is p.m. and on Sunday the schedule includes Bible classes, all ages, at 9 a.m. morning worship, 9:50 a.m. and evening worship, 6 p.m. Crews, born June 8, 1921 in Bronx, N.Y., began preaching in Lawrenceberg, Tenn. He has been with the Central Church of Christ in Norfolk several years. Tommy Stewart will direct the song service each evening. Eggs, a remarkable storehouse of nutrients, are among the few foods that contain natural vitamin D, Each, woman and child in the United State seats an average of more than 300 eggs annually. Board over has the another United States. Movies by the United States Information Service cannot be shown in this country (an exception was made for the agency's account of the death Music Finds Now 'Quality' Release By BRUCE MEYER United Press International Nearly a year ago, word of a new "discovery" of quality- recorded Jimi Hendrix material swept the music industry. The hundreds of multitrack ;apes had been stored Tor years n a New Jersey warehouse. They had been virtually forgot;en, except by Alan Douglas, ,he man who had been working vith Hendrix as producer just before rock's premier guitar virtuoso died in 1970. Douglas not only knew about ;he tapes, he —unlike those few of Hendrix' management who md gone through them before they were relegated to storage knew what could he done with such raw material given the electronic wizardry of a modern recording studio. "Crash Landing" So. given the go-ahead from Warner Bros. Records. Douglas began working with the warehouse tapes last June. The first results of those labors are included in « new Hendrix album, "Crash Landing" (Reprise MS-2204). This album is the first of at least three —and possibly as many as five quality new Hendrix releases that will be appearing over the next couple of years. The emphasis here is on "quality" —because all but an isolated handful of tracks from the four previous posthumous Hendrix UPs have been inferior junk. It was Douglas* intent to set The straight the Hendrix legacy through his work, and if "Crash Landing" is a representative sample of that work, he is impressively accomplishing his goal. With the possible exception of the original "Are You Experienced?" album, 1his may be the best Hendrix set ever released. Flawless Production Douglas has done a flawless production job, laying down new rhythm tracks behind Hendrix' guitar and voice. The playing time on this album is short —less than 30 minutes — but it is 17.74 seconds of pure delight for any Hendrix fan. There is no "best track" on this album —it's purely a matter of taste. But the title tune, "Crash Landing." and an explosive instrumental, "Peace in Mississippi," are my favorites. Five tracks on the album are completely new. The other three have appeared previously in rather obscure forms. Example: "Message to Love' is included in a live Hendrix set recorded at the ok! Fillmore East but will be new to most listeners. "Crash Landing'' likely wil be the last new collection of lard rock Hendrix material. The other two definite albums o be gleaned from the varehouse tapes will be in the blues and jazz vein —the kind rf music Hendrix was moving nto at the time of his death. "If You're A Fan ..." Meanwhile, we can be more nan happy with "Crash Land- ng." If you are a fan who has >een turned off by the garbage oisted on you over the past our years under Hendrix' name, this album is an .absolute must. Likewise, if you are less amiliar with Hendrix' material >ut know the name and are vondering what rock's greatest ;uitarist sounded like at his •auncfoy peak (and you'd like to earn where Robin Trowcr and a half dozen other current stars earned their licks) £on't miss t. And —at least the first lime —play it LOUD. It's the way Jimi would've wanted it. of John F. Kennedy). The Canadian Film Board shows its movies Jn theatera and schools throughout Canada and on primetime television about 18 times a year, both on English-and French-language channels. Impressive U.S. Showing- One of the Board's features, "Cry of the Wild," even found its way to U.S. theaters, earning more than ?5 million in the massive TV-sold bookings known as the "four-wall" (because the theaters are rented as real estate). Canadian film making has been spotlighted lately because of the success of "The Education of Duddy Kravitz," which was partially financed by. the Canadian Film Development Corp. That .agency has supported several projects that have brought attention to filming in Canada. "About 40 features are made in Canada every year," Newman reported, "but only 20 are ever released. The rest are what we call 'station wagon pictures,' made by a few people operating out of a station wagon. "Our problem is that we are short of commercial expertise and lacking a commercial impresario. We have good actors and good directors, but what is missing is the golden touch. The government is intent on keeping film alive in Canada, and perhaps some day we will produce our own Ingmar Bergman." 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