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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta IS THt LilHMIDOi HMALo Ttiuiiday, Moy JO, LAST CEREMONY Ceremonies marked the end of the 110-year history of Quetn'i Own Rifles. Wilh Ihe firing of iti final feu. dw. This opinion of Ihingi bespian was' yoked recently Ed Fumifean, president of 'ancouver's Playhouse Thea- tre Company, who lirxis hit iroup in dire financial straili. In fact, if the performing trti organization, formed li K2, doesn't receive the in grants it is seeking ram Ihe Canada Council, Bri- tish Columbia Cultural Fund and Vancouver city council, Af. Finnigaa said, "the thea- tre here will go dark." Toe 39-year-old broker for a investment firm sat in a room full of posten of the company's past glories The Kesiiay of Rita Joe; Like Father, Like Fun; A Streetcar Named told. of the mat situation irtach hi said is facing all North Amer- ican theatre. We need Ihe money be- cause of a working-capital de- [iciency which has been brought on over the years due to an income which has re- mained stable despite expand- ing operations and normal in- flation. "Tbe only difference be- tween us and other companies is the urgency of the situation. TAKE HARD LOOK Mr. ivho is finish- Ing his apprentice year as president of the group, said the Playhouse is perhapc the flrs't Canadian performing theatre group "to take a cold, .hard look at their situation. and do something about it." "I am very mthutustic that the problem no be tolved, but do act wut to be unreal- "The crucial thing if to get hack a sound financial basil srilh the added money and a little bett-tigbtenine, and then we won't get into the same problem again." The "belt tightemng" amounts lo In cost cuts irccn the Playhouse Company is prepared to make, "We uill have to go through this period of retrenchment in order to do eventually the things the company would Lie to be said. "Part of the artistic chal- lenge is la make a hall of siring and pot of due go u far a possible." Among the successes of the company, which Ur. Fienigan says is recognized on i na- tional and in'.enutknal level, is Father, Like Fun by .Viuicouver playwright Erie Nichol, a syndicr.ted news- paper columnist. The plajr set an attendance record in Van- couver and then played in To- ronto, Montreal and New York. Then there It The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, by George Hyga of Summerland, B.C., which, after playing in sellout audi- ences here, was performed in Ottav-a m June, The Vancouver gftup was the only Enghsn-speakicg theatre com- pany lo he port of the opening program of the National Arts Centre. Driver Killed At Calgary CALGARY (CP) Robert Winder, 30. d Calgary vac killed Wednesday wfaea car he was driving wu in wift another OB the ada Highway icar tbj outskirts. APPOINTED D1KECTOK OTTAWA (CP) -Dr. Louis Lniieui, one of Canada'i fore- most wildlife hat bed appointed director of the Na- tional Uuseun of Nahrt Sd- enees effective Hay l. Man, Woman Die In Road Crash IflXTON (CP) Herbert L. Reynoles of Rimbey and Kaye Boomer, 49, of Blufffon, were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck. The driver of the truck and t passenger were not injured in the accident near Hinton, ISO miles west of Edmonton. lacs Ponti Strato-Chief is the lowest price hardtop in its class. Noik Nobuts. And here are a lew of the things you get for Ihe lowest price you can pay for a full-size hardtop: 1970's most distinctive front end styling, Body by Fisher. Concealed windshield wipers.Qulel, draft-free Upper-level ventilation. A windshield-embedded anlenna when you order a radio. Simulated woodgrain on the Instrument A choice of all-vinyl or cloth-and-vinyl interior, Armrests, front and rear. Deep-twist carpeting. 165-hp Six, Fully-synchror ized 3-spsed transmission. Steel Side Guird beams In both doors. Cargo-guard bulkhead between the trunk and you. Bias-beltt'd tires. GM'sfull safety package, Ask your Porrtl'ac dealer to show you the rest. Slrato-Chlel, value, POHTIAC Emuthn CiUKni 2 2 Parisienne Liurtniian Slrato-Chiel GTO Seen LeMmi Tempest yovr keel oufhofinxl Poflioc AUTHOfllZED PONTIAC DUUR IN UTHHIDGE fMlK ENERSON MOTORS LTD. 117-97M ;