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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, July 14, 1972

Mobsers take over TV

By CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS
Joseph Losey's Accident may
be an interesting movie for
those who like psychological
melodramas. It's the story about
a married college professor who
gets himself involved with one
of his more attractive female
students.
The story gets more compli-
cated when two other men enter
the picture. Losey calls it: "the
exploration of tensions arising
from the three way conflict be-
tween man's emotional desires
and needs, his legacy of guilt
from the morality of the past,
and his responsibility - to his
fellow human beings."
It sounds like a soap opera-
three men in love with the same
girl, the tangled web of rela-
tionships between Stephen and

Rosalind, Charley and Laura-
everyone suffering from sexual
frustration.
Peyton Place in a feature
length film? Maybe for Pauline
Kael, but few soapers are script-
ed by Harold Pinter, have an
unusually fine performance by
Dirk Bogarde, or are made with
the sophistication and technical
finesse of Joseph Losey. And,
although Ms. Kael calls the Pin-
ter-Losey combination "incestu-
ous", Accident should be inter-
esting, at the very least.
The next week's films also in-
clude some notable gangster
films. Two are classics of the
genre, I Am a Fugitive from a
Chain Gang and Roaring Twen-
ties, and there is a more recent
spin-off, Underworld, U.S.A.
Gangster films were received

Act,'ivities?
~' "But I want friends,
diversity, action and
something to keep my
interest, too!"
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with enthusiasm in the early
1930's, during the days of Al
Capone and Prohibition. Peo-
ple flocked to the theaters to
see such big names as James
Cagney and Edward G. Robin-
son in their roles as vicious,
hard core mobsters. The gang-
ster was portrayed as "the ur-
ban wolf", with his tough talk
about "contracts" and "rub-
outs" and his molls and flunkies.
When bank failures wiped
out life savings, and the stock
market crash ate up fortunes,
the resulting unemployment
touched off a national concern
for law and order. People felt
satisfaction when the ruthless
hoodlum qot what was coming
to him. In a way, it was a vi-
carious method of punishing
those responsible for their mis-
fortunes.
Mervyn LeRoy's Little Caesar
(1930) began the cycle of gang-
ster films. Today you'll get a
chance to see another of Le-
Roy's films, I Am a Fugitive
from a Chain Gang. The fugi-
tive, played by Paul Muni, is
unjustly sentenced for theft,
tortured, and condemned to a
life on the chain gang.
LeRoy's unpleasant, but ac-
curate portaryal of the brutal-
ity and violence experienced by
prisoners was moving enough to
stir up public demand for re-
form of the chain gang system.
Muni eventually escapes from
the gang, but spends the rest
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Round two
Boris Spassky of the U.S.S.R. leaves the Reykjavik chess hall
- yesterday after winning the second game of the world chess
championship. .Spassky won by forfeit when Fischer failed to
appear. See story, page 11.
CHINA, RUSSIA BALK:
UN to endorse plan
for pollution project

By The Associated Press
The U. N. General Assembly
is expected to give its approval
this fall to the wide ranging de-
cisions reached by the United
Nations Conference on Human
Environment held last month in
Stockholm.
A key move is endorsement
of a plan to monitor pollution
levels around the world.
Diplomats at U.N. headquar-
ters in New York predicted that
the Russians would protest de-
cisions made by the 114'nations
attending the parley, but that
Moscow would finally give its
blessing to the program which
had received such universal ap-
proval.
The Russians and their clos-
est allies shunned the June con-
ference because the East Ger-
mans were not accorded full
representation. It was believed
that Moscow would feel the
need to sound a note of dis-
sent against any actions in
which they did not have a voice.
Looking back on the confer-
ence, many diplomats felt that
it was more significant for the
change in attitudes it symbol-
ized than for the actual deci-
sions taken.

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Youth-Fare Prices, Even Though You
Don't Fit the Youth-Fare Mold.
We do not discriminate against people over 25, or non-students,
or people who are not returning within 45 days, or anybody who
just doesn't happen to fit the mold the big airlines have forged
for those who wish to qualify for reduced fares. Even if you are
only buying a one-way ticket, we can send you to Europe, Israel,
Africa, or the For East at fores comparable to the youth fares,
on scheduled airlines with confirmed reservations.
Some examples of our fores from New York are: London, one-
way, $130; Paris, one-way, $140; Nairobi, round-trip, $519; Tel
Aviv, round-trip, $519.
Special Detroit-London Thru Fare:
$149 .W; $298 R.T.
How do we do it? If you're really curious, check out an article in
the New York Times of Sun., Dec. 5, 1971, entitled, "The Great
Air-Fare War and What it Means to You." If you contact us, we
can refer you to other newspaper articles detailing the kind of
operation in which we are involved. But what the newspaper
articles can't tell you is that we pride ourselves on giving
everyone the kind of personal attention you rarely find any
more. You tell us where you want to go and when, and we'll do
everything humanly possible to see that you get there quickly,
safely, and cheaply.
If you're thinking about a trip abroad, contact us. We can help.
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The parley endorsed a volun-
tary fund to finance an inter-
national pollution monitoring
program.
The project would set up 110
specially equipped monitoring
stations of which 100 would
keep check on regional atmos-
pheric pollution. The United
States would establish 10 of
these stations at various loca-
tions in the continental U.S.
The remaining 10 stations
would be established in some of
the most isolated and pollution
free parts of the world to pro-
vide a standard for determining
how serious pollution is else-
where.
The U.S. pledged $40 million
to the project and Japan pro-
mised $10 million.
Toward the end of the par-
ley, a special committee strug-
gling to draft a declaration of
principles became involved in
bitter argument. China, billing
herself as the champion of non-
industrialized states, insisted
that there are good wars and
bad wars.
Peking claimed that aggres-
sion should be condemned but
that defensive wars and wars
of liberation were righteous.
Peking objected to the parley's
call for a halt in nuclear wea-
pons testing, claiming her tests
were defensive.
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