Friday, November 15, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
protest Ford visit
TOKYO () - Marxist radi- bent U.S. president, and thus
cals in red helmets attacked the ourselves."
U.S. and Soviet embassies on Massive anti-American de-
Thursday with fire bombs in the monstrations by leftists forced
first violent protest against officials to cancel the 1 a s t
President Ford's scheduled visit scheduled visit of an American'
to Japan next week. president, by Dwight D. Eisen-
There was little damage to hower in 1960. Japanese and
the missions. The government American officials say they ex-
said three or four Soviet diplo- pect no protests comparable to
mats and 11 policemen were in- those that kept Eisenhower
jured, the latter in scuffles with away, but some already have
attackers. Leaflets were drop- been held and more are plan-
ped at the Soviet VEmbassy op-
posing Ford's visit and alle g-
ing that Washington and Mos-
cow are trying to divide the
world between themselves.
PRIME MINISTER Kakuei
Tanaka's government expressed
regret and said it is mobilizing
160,000 Tokyo policemen, 60 per
cent more than normal, to pro-
tect the President next Monday
The security operation is Ja-1
pan's biggest since World WarI
II. Riot police were reported
coming to Tokyo from as f a r
SECURITY precautions a r e
expected to keep Ford far from
demonstrations, but Japanese
radicals recently have shifted
to small commando-type actions
like Thursday's attacks on the
As three radicals of the Marx-
ist Youth League used iron pip-
es in scuffling with police guard-
ing the American compound,
two of their comrades tossed
gasoline bombs into the com-
pound from a hotel roof 30 floors
up. Police said three helmeted
radicals came down a slope
behind the Soviet Embassy com-
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ROBERT STEPHENS, COLIN BLAKELY, GENEVIEVE PAIGE
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The Piate Life
Director - BILLY WILDER
Is The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes the best American
film of the last five years? This 1970 Billy Wilder produc-
tion, which opened as Radio City Music Hall's Christmas
attraction but soon drifted into critical oblivion and com-
mercial disaster, now qualifies as a maior rediscovery of
However, don't let its relative obscurity fool you-The Pri-
vote Life of Sherlock Holmes is for from being an esoteric
film. In fact, it may be one of the last greet entertain-
ments-a film in which style, comedy, plot, and meaning
are blended with the ease and assurance that character-
ized the old Hollywood masters.
In addition to its lively script, visual flair, and fantastic
Miklos Rosza score, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is
also one of the most ingenious mysteries ever written for
the screen. A cage full of canaries, a mysterious woman
saved from drowning, "a swan that really isn't a swan,"
four midgets at a lonely gravesite, a group of four Trappist
monks, a "red runner" the code-word "Jonah", Kaiser
Wilhelm, and Loch Ness: these are iust a few of the clues
that unravel in an intricate chain of events leading to a
truly surprising conclusion-perhaps too surprising, even,
for the redoubtable Mr. Holmes.
But, besides being a mystery, The Private Life of Sherlock
Holmes also has mystery, if you know what I mean. And at
the center of this mystery is the character of the legendary
arch-decettive, Sherlock Holmes. The film opens with a
safe-deposit box being opened and a series of dusty objects
being extracted from it-a hypodermic, a violin concerto,
a deerstalker, a pipe, and a Rosebud-like glass ball con-
taining a bust of Queen Victoria. A handwritten manuscript
narrated by Dr. Watson tells us that 50 years after Holmes'
death, we will learn of this case, one of Holmes' few
Was Holmes really a supersleuth, or was he the creation of
his sometimes overzealous chronicler, Dr. Watson? Was
Holmes one of the last romantics; or an unfeeling thinking
machine? Was he a homosexual, or the victim of a tragic
love affair? At the end of all these questions is a syringe
filled with opium, which allows Holmes to conquer the ag-
onizing boredom that so often afflicts him and to smooth
over the contradictions in his elusive character.
Finally, the film is about myth-making. Sherlock Holmes,
the Loch Ness monster. Romanticism, the Victorian age-
these are some of the myths the film treats, myths that be-
come real more than the reality that debunks them, just as
World War I will debunk the Nineteenth Century that is
dying at the film's end. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
is a very funny film and a very melancholy one, very cyni-
cal and very romantic. It is on. old-fashioned film and a
very modern one. It is a film for all audiences, particularly
that rather large audience that missed it the first time
around, and perhaps now, five years after the fact, film so-
cieties and revival houses will give it a well-deserved second
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oficial said: "We simply have
to welcome Ford this time. Oth-
erwise, it would be a second
time we humiliated an incum-
five or six fire bombs and triedI
to dash inside.
Police said they arested all
eight of the Marxist attackers.
Workers at Tokyo's flag factory make U. S. fi gs L preparation for President Ford's visit
to Japan scheduled for next week. The Japanese Foreign Ministry reportedly ordered most
of the flags.
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Friday, November 15
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