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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 21

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In Today's Movicf Boy-Meets-Boy Significant LOS ANGELES (AP) "Paul' Newman *nd Robert Bedford ara th« greatest ro- mantle team since Bogart and Bacalir Burt Reynolds cracked at the Academy Awards ceremony, adding. "Well, maybe they're not as romantic -- but they're prettier." Reynolds was making a wry comment on a fact of movie We i n . j l w 19TOs: : ;that male wmpaniooihlp to ! a more prominent theme than male-female relationships. Reynolds himself starred in one of the most notable examples. "Deliverance," in which four men canoed down a raging river to reassert their manhood. "The Sting." voted by the Motion Picture Academy as the best film of 1973, spotlighted tha trend. Newman and Red ford were portrayed as . couple of scamps pulling off a mammoth eon game with the zest of a couple of teenagers playing one-on-one basketball. Their female companion was a warm-hearted hooker who served them beers. . The two stars also enjoyed enormous success with the 1969 · "Butch Cassidy and the Sun dance Kid," in which they shot their way into banks, baggage cars and the hearts of film goers as a pair of whimsica desperados. . Katherine Ross, as Sun dance's woman, went along part of the way. then left the two men to their fun in South America. BUDDY PICTURES The "boy-meets-boy" or bud .dy picture has become the most 'significant trend in today's film inidustry. The reasons are fi nancial. social and perhap psychological. Finances come first. The fac Is that such films as "Butcl Cassidy," "Midnight Cowboy,' "MASH," "Easy Rider," "Th Odd Couple," "The Sting,' ."Deliverance and o t h e r : .based on male relationship ·have been enormously success : ful. Producers are notorious fo Jseeking to repeat success. ( Also, the moneymaking sta: |in today's movie world ai largely male. 'Who are the bi stars?" muses director Mar Robson. "Paul Newman, Stev McQueen, Robert Redford. Dus tin Hoffman. So you try to ge wo of them in on* film." Actress Kathleen Nolan beeves that woman are relented to being "the victim or whore" in films because of .he early militancy hi the wom- n's movement. Miss Nolan, a Screen Actors uild vice president and leader f the Guild's Women's Confer- nce Committee, observed, We are suffering the backlash of the excesses of women's lib in the 1940s. 1 think it is be- ause of the inherent fear of hange. the fear of losing control on the part of the male.' The frustration of film resses was . expressed by Glenda Jackson after she won _. Oscar for "A Touch of Class." She remarked that she might retire from the screen because there are so few good ·oles for women. Charlton Heston pointed out hat his kind of epics seldom calls for important female roles: "There's not much a woman c a n contribute when you are assaulting Valencia, acting as President of the Jnited States or defending MINIMIZE TREND The men who make films are mclinced to minimize the trend. Says Billy Wilder, director ol "The Front Page": "This is a long long tradition in the American film. The greatest love team in the history of Hollywood was Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy." Are there homosexual undertones in the buddy-picture | trend? "Sure," says the scldom- serinus Walter Matthau. "We're all fags." Psychologists might find | some indications of homosexuality in the films. "The Super Cops" is one of a rash of movies dealing with male companions on both sides of the law: "Cops and Robbers," "Hot Rock." "Mean Streets," "Busting." etc. The two cops. Ron Leibmdn and Davis Selby, talk about meeting a couple of girls, but their dates are never seen. The two men show their affection for each other by an occasional grasp of the shoulder. Psychology professor Scott Fraser of the University of Southern California admitted the Freudians might find homo- sexuality in the films. Fraser does not. "1 think they reflect a more enlightened attitude that accepts the fact that men can form a close relaionship without any sexual connotation," he says, "This has been a recent development in America. "We still don't kiss an dem- brace. as Frenchmen do. bul now male friendships are less susceptible to suspicion. That's healthy." "When I made 'Midnight Cowboy.' I didn't consider it in terms of starting a trend," say! British-born John Schlesinger Nor does he see any undertones of homosexuality: "Basically it Unit* City, County WASHINGTON (AP) -- County fairs have been annual milestones of American history since the early 1800s when farmers first found time to get .ogether, size up the fruits of each other's labor and have a litle well-earned fun. the National Geographic Society »ayi. Most of the county fairs -some states have as many as 100 -- are held for a week or 10 days In August or September. Those who "come to the Cair" no longer come only from the country. Two-thirds of all Americans are crowded into 2 per cent of the land, and these was a human story about need find summertime country roots or city folks stirs their makes them want to sample life on the farm. They spenl $200 million in search of it at Ntay M» It74 · TIB To Fill Intellectual Gaps Workers Pioneer Program BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- After eight hours on the job 22 factory workers in this industrial city pick up their lunch pails and head for school. A pioneer program of labor studies is trying to help the workers keep up with their boss. "The program is really designed to fill the intellectual void between highly educated technical management person nel and, in most cases, their less formally educated union counterparts," said J a m e s Stewart, the program's originator. Described by its founders at Housalonic Community College as a first in Connecticut, the program is aimed at full-time workers. It lists among its students foundry workers, steelworkers, machine shop employ- es and construction laborers. The courses, developed by the college and the Labor Education Center of the University of Connecticut, range from the history of collective bargaining to the sociology of the work place. REACTION FAVORABLE Stewart, an assistant profes sor at the labor center, said the students reacted favorably to the program in the first semester even thouih most of them attended after working eight hours. Most planned to continue for the entire two-year course. The courses art designed to give the workers knowledge of labor and the labor movement, its history and its functions in today's society. English and economics are also required to complete the program. The majority of the union men enrolled, unlike the major ity of union members, are un der 30 years of age. For one reason or another they nenr tad the chance to attend college. The 10-course program e a a be applied toward an associate's degree »t the school. But there are benefits right on tha Job, too. "The students are using the knowledge gained in th» courses to become more involved in their own union* also," said John DelVecchio, a program advisor. "Their labor consciousness is being raised." Indus River To Be Tamed By Man With Completion Of Dam ; By BRIAN JEFFRIES ' · TARBELA. Pakistan (AP) -- Tb» full fury of tha mighty Indus river that sweeps 1,800 miles down from the snow-riv- en Himalayan Glacier* of Tibet, through Pakistan and into She Arabian Sea. will be tamed by man for the first time this In the valley below this small town 64 miles northwest of the Pakistan capital of Islamabad 16 000 engineers and laborers are throwing the world's largest earth-filled dam two miles across the path of the Indus, just at the point where H enters the plains. . By the end of July they must raise the dam's height along its entire length to 450 feet in order to be certain of controlling the river, which will be in full flood as a result of the monsoon Despite a short-lived labor dispute earlier this year that threatened to Jeopardize the whole project, nobody now has any doubts that the final short section of the dam will be high enough in time to capture the PURPOSE The purpose of ..Tarbela which is about three times the size of Egypt's Aswan dam, is to trap part of the Indus waters in a massive new reservoir which will submerge 80000 acres of land under 11.1 million cubic feet of water. In the past the floodwaters have been largely wasted sweeping on to the sea without benefiting the land. But once held in the reservoir it will he possible for the water to be stored until the dry months when it can be released for use on millions of acres of lam parched for lack of rainfall and so give a much needed boost to the nation's agriculture. _ In addition, hydroelectn generators being installed a the dam will eventually make a major contribution to Paki stan's power needs. Tarbela, which is due for completion in 1976 after cigh years of round-the-clock labor Is the centerpiece of a far larj er scheme devised as an engi neering solution to an inter national dispute between India and Pakistan. . _ ,, _ _ DISPUTE ARISES The dispute arose followin the partition of the Indian suf continent into the two nation of India and Pakistan in 194 when British rule came to a "shortly afterwards. India be Havoc NEW YORK (AP) -- Fog can raise havoc with the averag motorist's vision in more way than one. Pedestrians, trees and or earning vehicles v i e we ·srough fog may took twice a far away as they real! ·re. reports CTT Service Leasing Corp., which provwes safe - driving information for of its care and true What's more, a motorist dm kg tteoogh f o « m a y '«jl *» 5» ii going at only hstf to* an diverting the Waters of iree rivers -- the Ravi! Sutlej nd Beas -- which flow through s territory before entering akistan. Historically, w a t e r rom these rivers had been tsed for irrigation in Pakistan's readbasket province of the unjab. Pakistan's bitter protests led i eight years of negotiations laired by the World Bank, lat resulted in the signing of he Indus Waters Treaty in 960. Under the treaty India re ained the right to siphon off ater from the three rivers. As ompensation Pakistan re- eived substantial foregn aid owards the $2.25 billion cheme designed to capture, onserve and distribute for irri- ation the waters of the Indus nd another large river, the helum. The Mangla dam across the helum. the largest of its kind fter Tarbela, was completed 5967 by a San Francisco Mmpany under a $354 million ontract. Tarbeln is being built y a consortium of companies rom France, Italy, Germany nd Switzerland, which in turn mploy subcontractors from ther nations including the United Stales. SYSTEM DEVELOPED To handle the water and ransfer it from the two reser- oirs to the Punjab irrigation system developed by the Brit- sh last century, a sophisticated network of barrages, canals and siphons has already been completed. More than 40 per cent of the otal cost of the scheme is wing contributed by the United S t a t e s - Pakistan, Canada, ·"ranee. Italy. New Zealand, Britain. West Germany, India and the World Bank are also making sizeable loans and grants. When Tarhela is finally completed the Pakistan tourist authorities intend to turn it into a major attraction, floodlighting the dam and providing accommodation for 4,000 people. But t will be 3 tourist site with a limited lifetime. Experts estimate that the 440 million tons of silt swept down from the Himalayas annually by the Indus, will fill all but a small fraction of the reservoir in 60 years. By then Pakistan will have to build yet another dam, probably further down stream, if it wishes to conserve the precious Indus waters and spread them over the parched lands of the Punjab during the long dry seasons of the year. SORRY, NO MAIL OR PHONE ORDERS LIMITED QUANTITIES Bint PraMntvd NEW YORK AP) - On fte 50th anniversary of George Gershwin's Carnegie Hall -debut, in April, a bust of Gershwin was presented to the hall. It was accepted by Leontyne Price, who sang Bess hi Gershwin's "Porgy and ten" on Broadway, on behalf of the Carnegie Hall Corp. The bust Is by Boston-born sculptor George ft. Anthonisen! It will be displayed in a niche along the wail of UM first bn boxes. Choice of 5 Five ft. 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