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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBR1DGE April Street musicians troupe attracts large crowds SAN FRANCISCO (AP) On a cool and clear San Francisco night, the plaintive THE NOOK will be Opening Soon! wail of a trumpet wafts across the nearly deserted Civic Centre Plaza. Then the tempo changes. "Ain't She Sweet boppa, boppa Ain't She Sweet. Coming closer, the rapid patter of tapping feet punctuate the chorus. Past darkened government buildings, limousines and cabs pull up on busy Van Ness Ave- nue to disgorge patrons for an evening at the Opera House. But the applause is outside: for the Sari Francisco Strutters, one of San Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Zenith's new Directional Hearing Aid. If you find thai much of the sound you hear is harsh, irritating noise then our new Directional hearing aid, the 'Royal D" could be just right for you This comfortable aid brings you clear, at a pleasant level as it softens and reduces from the bide and rear Royal D' or any other rich sound harsh unwanted background noise- Come in for a demonstration of the aid Zemin s line of more than 20 quality aids at no cost or obligation Batter ee for ill make? of hearing aids ri c.' s jn hfit rp the 'irjnx-1 OP LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Helping the hard of hearing since 7943 Paramount Theatre Bldg. Phone 328-4080 715 4th Avenue S. 327-2272 Francisco's better known troupes of street musicians. During a recent performance, Jacqueline Portnoy, 24, dressed in blue jeans, work shirt and silver dancing slippers, tapped furiously on a manhole cover, swinging her arms in the scat style of the 40s. Michael Miller, 28, a poet and former college English teacher, sang and smiled and strummed his guitar. Lee Keefauver, a veteran of the Buddy Miles Band blew an instrumental chorus during Jackie's dance interlude. This night the group gladly accepted contributions tossed in an open banjo case, but they're going legit now, playing the Boarding House where such hot properties as Bette Midler and the Pointer Sisters have appeared. APPEARED IN 2 MOVIES The group is proud of its participation in two movies, The Laughing Policeman and Conversation. "We're the local laughed Jackie. She said a chance sighting of their act near Fisherman's Wharf earned them not only a bit part in Conversation, but a famous musical fourth, too. Film maker Francis Ford Coppola liked them so much he joins in on tuba when he's in San Francisco, she said. Miller and Portnoy are from Brooklyn. N.Y.. Keefauver from Burbank. Calif. OPENING SPECIAL 2 forl SALE ICE CREAM CONES 17% Butterfat Old Fashion 17% Regular Ice Cream in 20 Flavors Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April "LICK 'EM UP" at SUPER SAM Norbridge Shopping Centre, 732 23rd SI. N. Phone 327-4717 1016 9th Avenue South Phone 327-3625 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK a.m. to p.m. The natural gas Payment Equalization Plan. Think of it as a savings account. You know a savings ,11.count works, you s.ivt1 up in older to cover later expenses. Well, that's how our P.ivment Flan works When von up with us lor Pay- ment KqiirtlJZritiun estimate vour annual natural i.nn- siimption and divide the cost by twelve. Then we bill you an equal amount every month This von build up a reserve in the summer to take raie ol the ol vvmlet healing During the year keep track ol vour actual con- sumption and adjust anv dillereme everx twelve months. P.K.I', has another advantage too; everv month when you work out vour budget know that at least one bill will be the same every time our bill, the one lor the lowest natural rates in Canada think ol it as natural yas layavvav Helping you look after your natural gas budget. Dear Sirs I am interested in having my gas account billed on the PAYMENT EQUALIZATION PLAlM 1 rj Yes NAME ADDRESS 2 a Please provide details Phone Res Bus IF NEW HOME -INDICATE SQUARE FOOTAGE Mail To Credit Department Canadian Western Natural Gas Your Account Number Company Limited 140 6th Avenue, S W Calgary. Alberta T2P OP6 canaoian ajesrern naruraLoas company umrreD Country music shows television ratings high By JERRY BUCK BURBANK, Calif. (AP) Television has finally opened the barn door and let in country music. That "redheaded as Roy Clark calls it, is picking and plucking all over the tube "Music Country U.S.A." is doing well on NBC, country music specials have generated high ratings and Hee Haw, the show CBS discarded three years ago, is seen by 30 million people every week in syndication. "I think country music's said Clark, who sang, plucked and clowned his way to the forefront of the movement. "It's now really a part of American music. It's1 become so infiltrated into the total music sound that you don't know where one starts and the other ends." Beefy, round-faced Clark recently became the first star named Entertainer of the Year for the second straight year by the United States Academy of Country Music. Clark, a Hee Haw star, Book characters novelist's friends A way with words Merle Haggard, who recorded "Okie from Musk-, claimed to be the only platinum record in country music history, exhibited these expressions Thursday as he listened to a series of questions at a news conference in New York. Questions asked the has performed at the White House for the from ones about country people to others about the president. Dairy workers planning one-day work stoppage REGINA C P Saskatchewan's 1.200 unionized dairy workers will stage a one-day woik stoppage Monday unless their dispute with their employers over wages is settled, a spokesman said today Clarence Lyons ol the Canadian Food and Allied Workers Union, one of three unions representing the dairy workers, said if the one-day strike does noi produce results, further action could follow the next Monday.' The workers want a wage increase ol S130 a month over a one year contract, with a cost of living escalator clause, while the milk producing companies have offered a month, to be reached ;n three blades over two years and contingent upon the producers being allowed higher prices tor their milk. DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Novelist Erskine Caldwell lives between the covers of his books his characters are his friends. "You can only be happy that he said. "A writer shouldn't have any other friends. You cannot be both a good socializer and a good writer. You have to choose." Nearly a half century ago, Caldwell began creating people he admired and ones he despised. He cast them into 50 books that sold millions of copies and were translated into 35 languages His best sellers were God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road, both written in the early 1930s For these earthy sketches of the poor white South, he has been dismissed by critics and acclaimed by peers Today. God's Little Acre is still banned in Boston. At 70, Caldwell lives with his fourth wife, Virginia, on his own little acre in this quiet Gull Coast suburb Lining the living room of their ranch style house is a 20 foot long, three-tiered book case, crammed with different editions of his works LETHBRIDGE the most exciting all-family home show ever staged! Home and Recreation Equipment Show April 10 13, Exhibition Pavilion, Exhibition Grounds SEE THE AM AZING.DANCJ Raster a one hour Television Special TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD TQM BRADLEY in AlUjt 1 It i I .istrr Story Roqulais RICHARD ROBERTS PATTI ROBERTS Tomorrow at 10 p.m. CJOC-TV Ch. 7 The years have been kind to Caldwell, a patrician looking man with a hooked nose, erect stance and Caesar haircut. His work pace has slowed in the six years he has lived in Florida. It used to be two books a year, now it's one every two years. "When you're young, you think everything you do is Caldwell said. "But as time goes on and you gain experience, you see your mistakes. I find myself taking longer, revising more. You learn the world is going to be harsh on your work. You become your own critic." But he still readily refuted those who pan his novels as obscene. "All I'm interested in is story telling. So it can never be pornographic to me As a youngster he said reading never impressed him. "I remember assisgnments m school books and poetry. I'd do anything to get out of them. I liked short stones But I was not impressed by anyone's fiction. That's why I wanted to do it myself and do it better." After odd jobs cutting wood, I arming, selling, driving cabs, Cdldwell started out on a newspaper in Georgia Soon he learned he couldn't handle both lact and fiction "I gave up journalism, went to a farm and dug in to see if I could do it It took six or seven years for my first book." Caldwell said he would hate to relive those days. He reviewed books for free. The publishing house sent him stacks of paperbacks which he sold to a second-hand store in Boston for 25 cents a copy. That was his pay "I was on the move all the lime, propelled by this great desire to invent, create I wrote to please myself Once I was satisfied, no one could me change my mind hosts NBC's Midnight Special Friday. He will appear on Country Comes Home, an NBC special April 26 and will perform at the 60th annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington on May 4. "For years country music was treated as a red-headed he said. "No one would ever admit he listened to it. People went home and closed the door and sat close to the speaker." Now country music's popu- larity is growing, not only in the U.S. but around the world. "I think the main thing was exposure. People became aware of it because stars like Dean Martin and Al Martino began singing country music. I think a lot of people got their introduction to it from their favorite singers. "Also it goes along with the fact that country music has changed. There are a lot of new writers The old writers were raised on the farm and they wrote what they knew about Saturday night was the big night and it meant going somewhere and living it up. Then came the Kris Kristoffersons and the people who had no rural background. "They had a love for country music, but they brought a new understanding and a new depth to it. Kris Kristofferson and Mickey Newberry would write a country song the way Cole Porter would write a song." No small part of this was Hee Haw, which zoomed to the top of the Nielsen ratings when CBS brought it in to replace the Smothers Brothers in 1969. It was one of the first U.S network exposures of country music and was followed by the Johnny Cash show on ABC the next year. CBS dropped Hee Haw in 197f "It didn't bother Clark said He said the show was the icing on his cake. "I'd been on most ot th ;