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Do courts cheat new citizens? Art Hiller a hit in Hollywood Car's color may be dangerous

August 31 1957
BACKSTAGE

Background

Do courts cheat new citizens? Art Hiller a hit in Hollywood Car's color may be dangerous

August 31 1957

Background

Do courts cheat new citizens? Art Hiller a hit in Hollywood Car's color may be dangerous

Many new Canadians feel they’re being cheated because courts are overcharging them when they apply for naturalization. Fee set by the Canadian Citizenship Act is $10. Some courts charge extra when the clerk of the court is also a lawyer; some add a dollar for hearing our Oath of Allegiance. Immigrants in one New Brunswick city have paid up to $75 for their $10 citizenship hearing. These violations call for a $500 fine or three months in jail. But the charge must be laid by provincial crown attorneys, not by a mulcted immigrant. and only the new Canadians— not the crown attorneys—have so far complained.

Getting fat? One reason could he

your “coffee break,” according to Dr. Leo B. Janis of Toledo, a specialist in obesity. Overdosage of coffee increases nervous tension, he argues. Increase in nervous tension leads to more coffee drinking. “Unregulated liquid consumption brings on an increase in weight.” Most fat people, Janis reports, drink six cups of coffee a day. some as many as 20. Even a dedicated coffee lover should be content with three cups, he insists.

Exciting sneak-preview reaction to

The Careless Years, a story of adolescent love, has Hollywood critics predicting big things for Canadian director Arthur Hiller. He was a junior producer at CBC. went to Hollywood two years ago and quickly shot to the top as a director on TV. Actor Kirk Douglas’ BRYN A Productions liked his work so well that it persuaded him to try The Careless Years although he'd never handled a movie before. The film will be released in mid-autumn.

The color of your car can determine

how safe you are while driving. The most dangerous cars are light grey or sand, the safest is red, according to tests by Kitchener, Ont., police. Fifty percent of cars involved in accidents at intersections are grey or sand, the Kitchener authorities discovered in consulting records; they found only one red car in a traffic accident.

New film maker in Canada is the

CPR, which will start shooting—mostly documentaries — early next year, with Norman G. Hull the top producer. He started with James A. Fitzpatrick, of the old and famous Traveltalks, in Hollywood. then worked for Associated Screen News, a CPR subsidiary, in Canada. The new set-up is designed to increase TV and public showings of Canadian scenery.

Ottawa’s exclusive Rideau Club for

the first time in its long history is without a cabinet minister among its distinguished members. Although the club’s first president was Sir John A. Macdonald, few Conservatives have joined since the Liberal regime took over power in 1935. Most of the new PC cabinet is now applying for membership.