CARMAN’S BARBER SHOP is a one-chair establishment in Aurora, a town of 10,500 with no apparent beginning or end on Yonge Street 25 miles north of Toronto. The proprietor, Carman Minichiello, is 34 years old, stocky and amiable. His English is a-pretty good and his eyes are like ripe Salerno olives.By JON RUDDY
WEIDMAN HANGS UP the phone at the nursing station. He looks down the corridor and sees them pushing the stretcher through the waiting room. By the time they reach the glass doors he is already there. The ambulance attendant is struggling to lug along the portable Heart and Lung Resuscitator Unit and keep the mask on the man’s face.By IAN ADAMS
CONGRATULATIONS on Dr. C. Wellington Webb’s A Consumer’s Report on Canada's Top Universities. In his ratings chart (The 20 Best Campuses), however, he might have mentioned that the proximity of the Public Archives, the National Library, the Supreme Court Library, and the libraries of various government departments give the graduate student at Carleton University opportunities for research far beyond that of students who have only their own university library to call upon.
“WHAT I REALLY NEED,” Saul Ilson was saying from behind his desk, “is a sign out there in the hall saying YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE CANADIAN SECTOR.” That seemed fair warning, in a way. After all, not everybody manages, as I did, to penetrate Ilson’s third-floor fortress there in Television City, Hollywood, and discover that one of the brains behind The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is a shy, dark-haired gnome who keeps a picture of Lester B. Pearson and a Canadian flag, side by side, on his office wall, and a hockey puck on his desk.By HAL TENNANT
AUSSIES LOVE TO TELL JOKES and sing drinking songs. It’s expected of them. One joke I heard on a recent trip back there equates the attractiveness of the ages of women to the continents of the world. The punchline, about the oldest age-bracket, has it that they are like Australia— everyone knows where it is but nobody wants to go there.By BRUCE LAWSON
The most incredible thing about the above scenario, of course, is that it really has happened, all of it, to the former Raymondus Adolphus Vernon Agopsowicz, now John Vernon, better known as Steve Wojeck, originally of Zehner, Sask., currently of Toronto, and imminently (he has every reason to expect) of Hollywood.By HAL TENNANT
NAME: Marianne Schuett, aged 10 years, last seen in Kilbride, Ontario, on April 27, 1967. DESCRIPTION: Height, four feet, six inches; weight, 75 pounds. Last seen wearing red cotton car coat, red plaid skirt, white blouse, blue sweater, blue socks and blue denim running shoes with red laces.By EARL McRAE
Reflections In A Golden Eye: John Huston’s washed-out-color version of Carson McCullers’ sour Southern story of army camp life. Marlon Brando plays an officer who lusts after a private (Robert Forster) who lusts after the officer’s wife (Elizabeth Taylor) who lusts after her husband’s best friend (Brian Keith) whose wife (Julie Harris) doesn’t lust after anybody.
“HE’S A PRO—he’s beautiful.” This phrase alone, a tribute from a younger gun to old hand Lee Marvin, marks Point Blank as a movie made in the year of the flower children. Never before would a compliment from one tough guy to another be worded this way, and probably never again.By WENDY MICHENER
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