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.Hie9 probes prejudice
Tuesday. November 23. 1971
Another Indian movie is in town. Tell
Them Willie Boy is Here," directed by
Abraham Polonsky and based on the
novel "Willie Boy" by Hairy Lawton,
focuses on what we are told is an
historical incident. While touring the West
in 1909, President Taft is supposed to
have stopped near a Pauite Indian
reservation to confer with a number of
local dignitaries. At about this time a
posse was being formed to search for an
Indian (Willie Boy) who had left the
reservation after killing a man. Somehow
the press traveling with Taft caught wind
of the incident, and probably for the sake
of some excitement, played it up as a
major Indian uprising.
Yet in Polonsky's movie the
presidential business is always on the
periphery. Occasionally we get glimpses
of the special chair which has been built
to accomodate the nation's 300 pound
executive, but the focus is always on
Willie Boy and his pursuers. Robert
Redford plays the sheriff, Cooper (after
Gary?), who conducts the chase
half-heartedly, and Barry Sullivan is the
aged Indian fighter who misses the old
days when he and Coop's father used to
bring home ten scalps a day. Robert
Blake gives a controlled performance as
the taut, laconic Willie Boy, and
Katherine Ross is less than convincing in
The Tuesday Evening Series will
feature the UNC Men's Glee Club, under
the direction of Robert Porco, tonight at
8 p.m. in Hill Hall.
The group received a standing ovation
at the joint annual meeting of the
American Musicological Society for
Ethnomusicology held last weekend at
both UNC and Duke University.
Stafford Wing, UNC faculty member,
will appear as tenor soloist with the
ensemble, which is composed of nearly
40 men. Also, student pianists Tony
McDowell and Felton Smith will perform
an arrangement for two pianos.
The program includes the motet,
"Mater Patris et Filia" by Brumel;
Josquin des Prez's "Missa Mater Patris," a
mass based on the Brumel motet;
"Carnival Song" by Piston, for men's
voices and brass; two part-songs for male
voices, "Der Gondelfaher" and
"Nachtelle" by Schubert, featuring Wing
in the tenor solo; and several spirituals
Director Porco was guest conductor
recently at a six-county choral workshop
held at Guilford College in which the
Glee Club presented a demonstration
concert. The UNC ensemble presented a
"Music Day" concert for the Federation
of Music Clubs in Raleigh and has
appeared statewide in several concerts on
college campuses and community
programs, as well as the University's
Executive Program banquet in Chapel Hill
and the Carolina Union's Longhair Series.
In addition, Porco directs the UNC
Opera Theater and teaches voice and
The Tuesday Evening Series concerts
are open to the public without charge.
4 a.m. Thursday, November 25
will re -open at
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the role of his dark and very lovely
squaw, Lola. (Stanley Kauffnunn says
Miss Ross looks more like a Bryn Mawr
girl after a month in Hawaii.)
Like "Billy Jack," the film is
essentially plotless; it revolves entirely
around the chase. Willie Boy abducts Lola
(Lob?), kills her father, and is on the run
until the final showdown with Cooper.
Contrasts are drawn, between Willie and
his lover and Coop and the rather
unlikely female reservation director (A.B.
Radcliffe, M.D. Johns Hopkins), and
between the white man's pool hall
civilization and the primitive Indian
Weltanschauung (how is that in Pauite?),
but they hardly form a coherent story.
Yet, as a film about racial prejudice in
a West falling somewhere between the
prime of Penn's Jack Crabbe in "Little
Big Man" and the contemporary "Billy
Jack," "Willie Boy" is surprisingly
inoffensive. It treats serious problems
with perhaps a little too much facility -the
issues are a little too clearly drawn -but
considering the pitfalls inherent in
this kind of film, Polonsky Jus to be
given credit for avoiding most. On the
whole the Indian context is treated with
descretion, and there is little of the
embarassment which "serious" movies
about racial subjects tend to evoke.
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excitement of the coming
Before December I, pick
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those favorite youngsters.
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Israel tests sirens;
war a possibility
Israeli leaders called for a tesi luesiay of several hundred air raid sirens across the
ration, after Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said twice during the weekend that the
time had cone for renewed war in the Middle East.
Although a military- spokesman said the test had nothing to do with the
preparedness arising out of Sadat's speeches, it served nevertheless to underscore the
mood of apprehension pervading the public. It will be the fmt time the warning signals
have been sounded since the commerative blast on Memorial Day six months ago.
A military source described the situation on the Suez Canal, the focal point of the
crisis, as quiet. But he added the deployment of nearly 70,000 Egyptian troops and
2,000 Egyptian tanks and guns there meant the fire could be reopened at any mmute.
Meany claims JMixon
'contrived' poor reception
MIAMI BEACH. Fia. - AFL-CIO leader George Meany stepped up his feud with
President Nixon Monday by accusing the chief executive of deliberately staging the
allegedly rude reception he received at the labor federation's convention last Friday.
Meany, equating Nixon with a monarch who wants complete subservience, said
"The accusations of discourtesy on the part of the AFL-CIO in connection with
President Nixon's visit are absolutely and completely untrue and unfair.
"1 think we showed the respect that is due to the President of the United States."
he told the closing day's session of the convention. "We were not discourteous, there
was no booing and there was no jeering.
"I have the impression," said the 77-year-old labor leader, "that the President did
not come here to make a speech. He came here to contrive a situation under which he
could claim th3t he had been unfairly treated."
Shortly after Meany spoke, Treasury Secretary John B. Connally told a nationally
televised news conference in Washington that Meany had been "arrogant and boorish"
in his treatment of the President at the convention.
Senate makes changes
in election finance plan
WASHING ION - Trie Senate voted Monday to alter a Democratic plan for tederal
financing of presidential election campaigns to allow taxpayers to decide which party
they want to benefit.
Acceptance of the Republican modification by a 72-27 vote cleared the way for a
decisive vote on the concept itself.
That vote will decide whether to attach the plan to President Nixon's bill cutting
businesses and individual taxes by more than $27 billion over the next three years
despite strong White House opposition and the threat of a veto.
Under the new plan, the money would be split among the major and minor parties
but their candidates would have the power - under threat of criminal penalties -neither
to accent nor spend any private contributions in seeking the presidency.
Nominees should gain
approval to high court
WASHINGTON - Despite the controversy over William H. Rehnquist, both the
assistant attorney general and Richmond, Va. lawyer Lewis F. Powell Jr. seem certain
to win Senate Judiciary Committee approval Tuesday for their nominations to the
About the only uncertainty was how long Rehnquist's opponents on the committee
would be given to write a minority report before the nominations are sent to the
Senate floor, where they are also expected to be approved.
There is no active opposition to Powell. Rehnquist appeared to have further
dampened opposition to his nomination with his unequivocal denials over the weekend
that he had harassed black voters in a 1964 Phoenix election, or belonged to the right
wing Arizonians for America.
The denials were in response to written questions submitted to Rehnquist by three
members of the committee - Birch Bayh, (D-Ind.), Philip A. Hart, (D-Mich.) and
r - ..rd M. Kennedy, (D-Mass.).
They and Sen. John V. Tunney, (D-Calif.) and Quintin N. Burdick, (D-N.D.) voted
unsuccessfully last week to recall Rehnquist to appear at another public hearing before
Country marks death
of President Kennedy
DALLAS The tall, wiry-haired young man knelt next to the black granite slab in
the middle of the John F. Kennedy Memorial. From inside his heavy wool
windbreaker he pulled one long stem red rose wrapped in wax paper to protect it from
the cold and rain that shrouded the city Monday.
He unwrapped the rose and placed it on top of the slab. He knelt there silently for a
minute, then stood up and, with his head bowed, backed away.
Eight years ago Nov. 22, 1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald perched on the sixth floor
of trie Texas School Book Depository and fired three shots from a mail order rifle
killing the 35th President of the United States.
Two blocks from where the president was slain, 200 persons gathered inside the
open tomb of the Kennedy Memorial in a brief three-minute tribute to John F.
The 50-foot square memorial was designed by Phillip Johnson, a close friend of the
late president, and was dedicated June 24, 1970.
Monday's memorial consisted of three short prayers and a 45-second speech by
Mayor Wes Wise.
Supreme Court, Senate
aid women's rights fight
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court for the second time this month provided
advocates of equal rights for women an encouraging but limited victory Monday.
At the same time, a Senate subcommittee narrowly approved a modified
constitutional amendment to outlaw legal sex discrimination.
The court's unanimous 7-0 ruling in a complex Idaho case held that the "equal
protection" provision of the 14th amendment to the Constitution prohibits states
from favoring men over women as administrators of estates solely on the basis of sex.
The decision by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger was not expected to apply
immediately beyond the probate issue involved in the Monday ruling, but his use of
the 14th amendment as the guideline for the opinion was seen as a hopeful sign by
some women's rights spokesmen.
It was the same clause used by the court to strike down discrimination against
blacks and other minorities in the landmark cases of the 1950's and 1960's when Earl
Warren was chief justice.
Two weeks ago, the court refused to interfere with a lower court ruling in a
Wisconsin case that a pension program compelling a woman worker to retire at an
earlier age than men was unconstitutional.
The ser2te subcommittee on constitutional amendments voted 6 to 4 to outlaw
legal distinction between men and women except those based on "physiological or
The proposal was a substitute for one advocated by Sen. Birch Bayh, (D-Ind.) who
sought to outlaw all laws - federal, state or local - that discriminated between the