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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE HERALD-7 Singer Massey dead at 72 WASHINGTON (AP) Ilona Massey, 62, a Hungarian-born singer and Hollywood actress of the 1930s and '40s, died Tuesday after an illness of three months Miss Massey worked as a dressmaker and theatre singer in her native Budapest to save money for a trip to Vienna Austria, where she won the leading role in Tosca with that city's opera com- pany Eventually she won a Holly- wood contract after taking a screen test in London Her big break came in 1939, when she co-starred with Nelson Eddy in Balalaika She made Love Happy with the Marx Brothers 10 years later After the Soviet Union's in- vasion of Hungary in 1956, she became a familiar figure in demonstrations protesting the plight of her homeland and was active in relief efforts In pursuit lllmgworth Kerr wants to get back into painting "to achieve things that I didn't have the technical knowledge to do in the 1930s" Your Business Associates Will Be Staying At The Ferme B.C. Color TV DD Telephones See You There' Reserve 423-4438 LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. North WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT In The Clubrooms THURSDAY, AUG. 22 "GERRY" Friday and Saturday Aug. 23 and 24 "COUNTRY BLUES" Members and Invited Guests SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre 'AMERICAN GRAFFITTI" in color Thursday, Friday, Saturday August 22, 23, 24 Thursday show at 815 pm ADULT FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre 'YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE' in color Starring Sean Connerv Thursday Friday Saturday August 22 23 24 Thursday snow at 8 00 p m ADULT PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "JUDGE ROY BEAN" in color Starring Paul Newman Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 22 23, 24 Thursday show 815pm ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN TABER Tower Theatre "SERPICO starring Ai Pacmo Thursday, Friday, Saturday August 22, 23, 24 Thursday shows at 00 q 15 p m RESTRICTED ADULT TABER Sky-Vue Drive In Thursday is Bargain Night 00 per car CLEOPATRA JONES" in color Starrmq Shelly Winters and C'l I btarts 9 i5 p ii. r-AMILY Prairie painter applied east ideas REGINA (CP) In 1923, when he was 18, lllmgworth Kerr left his home town of Lumsden, 15 miles northwest of here and headed for To- ronto to further his art In one year he had won 13 of 15 fir'-1 prizes for art at the Regm_ Exhibition He al- readj knew he could draw better than anyone else in Lumsden and, having beaten 'the kids from the big city" of Regma, decided to try his luck in Toronto I arrived in Toronto with to set an art education, he in an interview while in ia for a showing of his work I always was sort of im- practical, I guess I used to think that if I had 50 bucks, I was happy If I had a hun- dred I was rich That sort of philosophy has helped me a lot over the years For four years, Mr Kerr studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto LEARNED ABOUT COLOR When I went there I did not know the first thing about color I had mainly done know, copies of old calendars and pictures Whenever I added color it tended to be garish and if I bought a sweater it was bound to be !oud e college he studied unde Mch artists as Fred J E H MacDonald and Arihur Lismer members of the Group of Seven Although he termed his art training Mr Kerr enjoyed it "I liked ev- ery minute of art school, but I hated Toronto Every Westerner I met in the east was homesick and that gave me the idea to come back the west' He Aso drawn back to the Prairies by a desire to ap- ply to the West some of the techniques and ideas he had absorbed in the east "The Group of Seven had a stylized quality which ap- pealed to me, although I was probably closer to Tom Thom- son than to the Group "I saw that the Group was painting other parts of Can- ada but nobody was reallj painting the Prairies in a con- temporary style So I really wanted to try to translate some of the things I learned from the Group into the spa- tial qualities of the west HIT BY DEPRESSION In 1927 Mr Kerr returned to the west and established a studio in Lumsden But the Depression set in, sales of paintings were few and far between and he took an as- sortment of jobs to keep him self going After eight years of strug- gling to make it, he became depressed and discouraged I burned an awful lot of paintings in those days I just went into the attic, earned down a lot of paintings and dumped them in the gar- bage' He worked his way to Eng- land on a cattle boat and studied at the Westminster School of Art in London To earn money, he wrote short stones which were pub- lished in a British hterarv periodical Blackwood s Magazine I started writing bedause I wanted to illustrate a story, Mr Kerr explained "I couldn t get work illustrating others stories, so I wrote my own In 1945 he returned to Can- ada to teach at the Vancouver School of Art Two years later he became head of an art school in Calgary which later developed into the Al- berta College of Art He retired from the college seven vears ago In recent years, after mov- ing through a more personal landscape style and abstract painting, Mr Kerr has re- turned to painting animals and landscapes 'I would like to achieve things now that I didn't have the technical knowledge to do in the 193 )s he said 'I am doing more colorful paintings on a larger canvas and I'm us- ing a lot of color concepts I wouldn't have dreamed of us- ing in the old days I d guess you d call that _______________ Christies schedule art sale LONDON (CP) Christies, the fine-art auctioneers, will hold a sale of Canadian paint- ings and sculpture, Eskimo and Indian works and Canadiana in Montreal on Oct 24 Among pictures in the sale, to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, are important works by Cornelius Kneghoff, David Milne, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Maurice Cullen, Fred- erick Verner, Goodridge Rob- erts and other well-known Canadian artists Canadiana to be auctioned include six pieced quilts, a rare stoneware jug, three earthenware platas decorated with pictures of Toronto and Cobourg, Ont, and a rare pic- ture of John of Arc done by process in which pieces of charcoal were pick- ed up by a stylus and smudged on paper to form a picture All these articles come from the estate of an Ontario family called Merkley, eight of whose nine daughters remained unmarried and practised the typical female homecrafts of the mid-19th century, the results of which now are being sold as collec- tors items The Eskimo prints and carv- ings include a picture of a man hunting at a seal hole by Ni- viaksiak whose work is con- sidered among the finest in Eskimo art and a bear carv- ing by Patua V V V ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 years allowed and INVITED GUESTS ONLY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY, AUGUST "ALBERTA RANCH BOYS" >ELKS SATURDAY, AUGUST "ALBERTA RANCH BOYS" Red Foxx denied summary judgment AUGUST 19-24 Featuring The Way Down East Music of ALLEN CAPSON from NEW BRUNSWICK at the MINERS 733-13th St. North Members and Invited Guests only! LAJs VEGAS, Nev (AP) A motion by comedian Redd Foxx for a summary judg- ment in his divorce case has been denied by a district court judge Judge Keith Hayes gave no reason Monday as he denied the request Foxx for a now and property settle ent latei Foxx star of the Sanford and Son television series, testified that he and his wife, Betty Jean are incompatible We just don t get along, he said "She wants to go out at night and I'm too tired He said he had moved out of the couple s Las Vegas home and into a Los Angeles hotel Foxx 51, filed for divorce in May to end the five-year mar- riage They have no children OSAKA (Reuter) Kanji Tsurusawa, Japan's leading musician in the Bunraku puppet theatre who was nam- ed a 'living national treasure in 1962 died here Tuesday from a kicnej ailment He was 86 A native of Japan s old imperial capital of Kyoto, Tsurusawa was a master of tne samisen, a sinnged musical instrument LIGHT ROCK With "ACME MUSIC" At The ALEC ARMS Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 HERBlE RIDES AGAIN 7 30 9 30 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subiects 7 10 920 THREE MUSKETEERS 7 35 9 50 LAST SHOW 9 20 FAMILY EN "TAiMVIENT COLLIE Short Subjects, i 00 9 05 THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT 7 10 9 15 LAST -iMPLETE SHOW 9 05 REST TED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE EASY RIDER 9 00 FIVE EASY PIECES 1055 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN _____________ _ 4 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Public Swimming, Skating, and Museum AUP 22 Fr, Aiie 1" Sat Aug 24 Aug AUQ Z6 FRITZ SICK LIONS Swim 4 00-9 00 p Swim 4 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00-5 00 p m 6 00-9 00 P Swim 1 00-5 00 p m 6 00-9 00 p Swim 4 00-9 00 p m HENDERSON SWIM 1 00-9 00 p SWIM 1 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00 9 00 p Swim 1 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00 9 00 p m SIR ALEXANDER SALT 00 9 00 p 00 JO p 4 30 p 00 5 00 p 00-4 30pm HENDERSON