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THE GUARDIAN,APRIL 16, 1982 PAGE 7 00film REVIEW Prepared by USCC Office for Film and (Fox). .Sex- adolescents cavort Florida high school the Eisenhower era. dirty joke made ore offensive by some stabs at USness. Canadian Bob Clark, a craft- lacking in taste, and the participants to have made up the they went on. One of witlessly-vulgar of recent memory, auch nudity, graphic and an almost non- of verbal obscenity. • S. Catholic Conference it O, morally The Motion Picture of America has restricted. of drug abuse was a great box- office hit in West Germany where it was made, but, though its graphic realism gives it some force, it lacks a moral perspective adequate to the horrific events it matter-of-factly chronicles. Director Ulrich Edel and writer Herman Welgel suggest that Christiane (Natja Brunkhorst) drifted into drugs because the sterile environment in which she lived drove her to it, but that's not quite enough. We have no idea why her mother should be so unaware of what's happening or why, at one especially critical juncture, she seems to all intents and purposes to abandon Christiane to her fate. Because of the squalid en- vironment depicted, the in- numerable scenes of needles being thrust into arms and the depiction of sexual activity, "Christiane F." is extremely STORY OF F. ( New .This coldly-cynical, d, account of a 13-year- descent into the hell Broadcasting. mature fare even though done seriously without any trace of exploitation. The U.S. Catholic Conference has, accordingly, classified it A- IV, adults, with reservations. DEATHTRAP (Warners).. .A washed-up playwright (Michael Caine) con- templates murdering an up- and-coming one (Christopher Reeve) and stealing his play in this competent, if unin- spired, movie version of Ira Levin's Broadway comedy- thriller: It drags and the ending is weak, but the per- formances are first-rate and make it fair entertainment. Because aberrant sex figures in the plot and there is a flow of verbal obscenities and profanities, it has been classified A-III, adults, by the U.S. Catholic Conference. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated it PG, parental guidance advised. Recent Deaths (Information for this column is prepared from data furnished by the families of the deceased, their pastors or funeral directors.) RALPH D. MCBRIAN, 83, of Beacon Manor-Airport Road, Hot Springs, died March 9 at NuCare Con- valescent Care. Born in Grenoble, Kan., he is survived by his wife, Edna Kate McBrian, a sister and two grandsons. Father Joseph N. Doyle, V.F., conducted funeral services March 11 in the Gross Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. JOSEPH ALBERT GRABHER, 73, of 5100 West Thirtieth Street, Little Rock, died March 11. The brother of Sister Albertine Grabher of Fort Smith, he was a retired employe of Coleman Dairy. A son of John A. and Emma Isenman Grabber, he was born in Perry and was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish. Other survivors are his wife, Velma Wetzer Dare Grabher; a son, a daughter, three step-sons, three brothers, two other Rock. Born March 8, 1885, in Murfreesboro, she is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Father Joseph N. Doyle, V.F., conducted graveside services March 16 in Greenwood Cemetery. BERNADETTE BUCKLEY WOERNER, 83, of Stuttgart, died March 10 at Stuttgart Memorial Hospital. Born July 11, 1889, in Canton I11., she moved to Stuttgart in 1914 and had been a desk clerk at the Riceland Hotel. She was a member of Holy Rosary parish, its Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, Past President Club, Arkansas County Salon No. 373 Eight and Forty and Royal Neigh- bors. The widow of Her- man G. Woerner, Sr., she is survived by a son, a daughter, two brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren. Her nephew, Father Gary Subiaco Retreat League, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Third Order of St.Francis. Surviving is a brother. Father James P. Reynolds offered the Mass of Christian Burial March 26 in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. JAMES FOX, 86, of Hot Springs, died in Hot Springs. Born Oct. 23, 1895, in St. Louis, Me., he is survived by a sister. Father Joseph N. Doyle, V.F., conducted graveside services March 16 in Crestview Memorial Park. Smart A riding mower that trims closely because it discharges clippings through its de. sisters, 10 grandchildren Fessard of the Archdiocese Clever  la fU@ .ie i and one great-grandchild, of Los Angeles, offered the Smith Shoppers Father James P. Reynolds Funeral Mass March 12 at offered the Funeral Mass Holy Rosary Church. March 13 in Our Lady of Burial was in Holy Rosary And then throws Good Counsel Church. Cemetery. them rilht into Burial was in St. atrashca--. Elizabeth's Cemetery TONY OI,I,ES, 64, of Bigelow, (Perry County). died March 16 in Bigelow. Jacobsen RMX Born Oct. 2, 1917, he was Riding Mower MESILLA (MAUNCY) the son of Adolph and LEWIS, 97, of Little Rock, Frances Driller Olles, a died March 14 in Little retired farmer and a member of St. Boniface FT. SMITH " parish Surviving are five sons, two brothers, two IEARING AID CENTER sisters and four grand- For the Best in children. Father James R. Savarv offered the Mass of Hearing Aid Care. Chris(Jan Burial March 18 Batteries, Repairs & in St. Boniface Church. Burial was in St. Boniface Accessories. Cemetery, New Dixie. SUNNYMEDE DRIVE IN 'Home of the Big 3516 North "0" St. Bob Burger" Chili & BOB SCHWARTZ Onion rings 783-9231 Berlin J. Brown 906 Garrison Ave. 182-1342 Ft. Smith, Arkansas d FISHERMAN'S CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE 1613 Dodson, Fort Smith, Ark. Sandra and Carl Martinous Hard to F ind 783-9227 Rosaries, Medals, Records & Tapes 783-3910 Crucifixes, etc. i Take Grand Ave. Exit off 540 Thirty Years in the Same Location 3610 GRAND 783-5171 FORT SMITH MISS MARGARET HAMPEL, 83, of 819 Valmar Street, Little Rock, died March 23. Born in Dixie, she was a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Gasper Hampel. She attended Mount St. Mary Academy and was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish and its Altar Society, the Get the best for yourself. JACOBSEN MYERS LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT Across from Tri-State Speedwal Hwy. 271 East of Pocolo P.O. Box 451, Pocola Ok 74902 PHONE 918-436-7001 €.€€€ € ; ;t. € €€€€€€€." ,.'€€ € ;€  #$€€€€ €;; $$e€€ € € I I .1 Knights of Columbus Insurance Tlu' Lite RuSs Anzub t  11 J[ K- J- Medical PhoneS01-646-2605 i ? '// Travel Rt. $, BOX 613 i Bos,ness . Sm,th A, 7290, + Albert Porta's MALT SHOP SPECIAL NOON LUNCHES Your Favorite Beverage Ph. 783-2639 Ft. 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