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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta II, W9 1HI UTHMKXSI HtUU) _ 7 Statistics Comparison Of South Alberta New Wealth Production fer Acre In A In tnhtb Tetal Price rW 1.48 .51 .82 1.13 3.10 Ib. Ib. ton ten 4 ton oil, coil, Cattle, Sheep, Wool TOTAl Average Prite Per 1 and Alberta luraaiM of Statistics) Wheat hi 1 In twMs Grade. Total .4 2 t 1 feed 1.6 1 feed r 1 CW (.4 1 CW 1 KM. 0 far. 144 tarn 1 tons 1 1.27 .43 .63 .92 2.55 .035 Ib. .042 Ib. 15.00 ton 42.00 ton 19.00 ton I Oats 1 Rye flax i Vegetables, Seeds Oil, Coal, Dairy Products .-Cattle, Hogs Sheep, Wool Poultry Federal {Figures from oarf W It Was An Uncertain Year For The Arts In Letnbridge In 1969 Jy JOAN BOWMAN HeraM Enkrtaaf-fKJJt Writer For he arts Lethbridge, 1M was an uowrtaai year. The Western Canada Arts Festival, which showed prom- ae IB its Graf, year of deveiop- iag in time into a major m'1969 was beset by financial debts and went under. .The two-year old festival, vhkn in 1968 and featured music, dancing, and other entertainment, -was la peeled will see at least one doroiant. .vying "for .the music dollar were the LethbrMdge Music the University of Leth- bridge Concert Series, the Ov- erture Concert Series and the [jxfabridge Symphony .Orches- tra. have gone into its third year1 in 1970 but coold not raise the money to defray debt Amateur commuDity drama-; tic wHch Bormat ly inetaJe at least one from Ow Town Workshop, Playgo- ers of Lethbridge and often CoaHate Little Theatre, dwin- dled te a one-act play by Plaf (Playgoers bare since come back with a punch: tbe group's >odneti6B of Brendan Beam's tbe Hostage won the Alberta Regional Drama Festival in At press time, word was received the ptay had been COO- MB as the western-lone entry in tbe Dominion Drama Festi- val. LeWndge Musical Theatre, with Dick Mete directing, was tbe one consistent dramatic groop last. year. LMT put-on BOB Slop as tbe sole entry in tbe-ises regional festival, an anrmal musical comedy (Des- try Hides Again) and a sum- mer student musical, Little Mary Sunshine. A new bright light in the dra- ma scene was the emergence of the Umversky.of Lethbridge Dramatic Society. The society, with bers drawn largely from tbe uiiivasity, produced Sheridan's The School for Scandal (This year1! play, Tbe Miser, won three awards and shared in a fourth at the Alberta Lethbridge Theatre Awards, offered in six categories, were presorted for the first, and seemingly the last, time in 190. The awards, bestowed, by the Lethbridge media to members of the best Letnbridge amateur productions in tbe 196841 sea- son, disappeared for tbe 1N8-70 The overture concert series, previously handled through a committee of local citizens, was turned over 'completely to the parent organization in Van- couver because of diminishing Lethbridge' audiences. 1 :Anfiebces in UxM969-70 son for'the series, which fea- tares top nrofessional names in 'the music field, remained at a lone -'However, Mr. Zu- kerman is expected to continue overture concert in the city for another'year.' YOUNG ARTISTS The .Lethbridge Music Club, which btxicsors four concerts in Ballet Company's saramer course. Mis Muriflo is carrentlr at- tending regular season datses with' the company. Mr. Greta has joined the semi profes- sional Alberta Dance Company. The Allied Arts Council, which received a tZ.MO grant from the provincial guwu in late 1969, tporoot'ed a her of cultural activities rhynnghpot the year. The council backed the pan- tomime, a 17 coarse summer co ordinattd the school the appenraooc cf piaoM Marek Jab- testi, and were closely in- volved in the Western Catada Arts Festival.. Other council sponsored e.vents were Sister Angelica and a puppet The group initiated a fQe of persons interested hi theatre end held a cumber ot art stows at the Bowman Arts Centre. The council has about 23 groups as members, the Oldma'n River Potters' Guild, Uthbridge Sketch Club, LeUibridge Handicraft' Guild and the JoUiffe academy. An 18th Fiekl Artillery Regi- the isfl has VH after :an- af ta SoceearM to UN, and for sucb'local dubs ai'the Lett- bridrje One Club, Sootbern Al- berta Writers' Workshop, the Sir Alexander Gait and the Khraois Baod. Art began to play a more important pert in the cultural scene last year with regular exhfciSons on the U of L cam- pus by Canadian artists. The exhrnrtiorx, which were held in the Science Building acd Old Fort Whoop Up were organ- iied by ttie umveraty art de- partment. And the university was re- for visits to the city ot such well known peraonal- ities as poet Al Purdy and art- ist Ken Lochhead of Manitoba. Entertainment in the city was also bolstered by per- formances by out of fawn- ers. These included the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National (U.S.) Shakespearean Company the White Heather Concert and the Breath of Scotland.- season highlighting young