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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Tuesday, August 27, 1974 Television networks profit up WASHINGTON (AP) The three major television networks of the United States showed hefty pre-tax profit increases in 1973 with NBC TV gaining the sharpest percentage rise, cutting sub- stantially into CBS's dollar lead. Television Digest reported Monday The report was a follow-up to an announcement by the U S Federal Communications Commission last week that the three networks' profits rose 66 6 per cent in 1973 to million The weekly television digest reported that had revenues of 4 million and pre-tax profits ot 536 7 million, up 62 per cent from 6 million in 1972 ABC s first profitable vear on network operations in nine vears had revenues of 2 million and pretax profits of 2 million up 47 per cent from 1972 s 2 million TV keeps animated cartoon production flow continuing Karen Magnussen world champion Ice show booked at new Sportsplex NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS t A A HAWAII and MEXICO 2 WEEK DEPARTURES FROM DEC. 21st-APRIL 12th THOMAS WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 309 5th St. S. Phone 329-3336 World figure skating cham- pion Karen Magnussen will star with the internationally known ice show Ice Capades, when it comes to Lethbridge for the first time Oct 10 to 13 The show will be one of the tirst events to be held in the new Canada Winter Games Sportsplex now nearing com- pletion Ice Capades will feature championship skaters from mam parts of the world, including Swedish and Scan- dinavian champion Ann- Margret Frei There will be and slapstick, color- ful production numbers, interesting special effects, music for every generation and a fantasy created special- h for children Ice Capades will present tour evening performances and three matinees, with special discounts on all ticket prices for certain perfor- mance'; for children 16 years ot age and under HOLLYWOOD (Reuter) Rising costs have almost brought to an end the making of animated cartoons for movies but television has stepped into the breach to keep the flow of cartoon production going Dozens of cartoon features are being produced at studios throughout the Los Angeles area particularly for the children's programs on the three networks on Saturday and Sunday mornings But animators say there is one major difference between cartoons for movies and tele- vision cartoons Few of the television car- toon characters are original Most are borrowed or derived from books, comic books, films or earlier television series Chuck Jones, one of Holly- wood's leading animators, said "One of the reasons why little original work is being done these days is that networks want something that has had feel that if something is already known to the public, it gets better ratings Jones recently produced cartoons based on the Dr Seuss and Charlie Brown chil- dren's books for evening tele- vision To keep costs within the strict budgets imposed by television networks for day- time television shows, a num- ber of shortcuts have to be used including drawing a lim- ited number of frames He said cartoons done for dims and quality cartoons done for nighttime television have full drawings per halt-hour compared with lull drawings for daytime television shows Basic drawings are used over and over and the posi- tion of an eye or an arm is changed from frame to frame This is usually referred to as 'limited animation" al- though even a half-hour car- toon made like this can cost Walt Disney Productions, once the backbone of the ani- mation industry but now re- duced to one full-length fea- ture every three years and an occasional short feature, re- fers to this reduced number of drawings slightly as cheating animation The main producers of chil- dren's daytime television shows are Filmation Studios, which produces the award- winning Fat Albert cartoons about black children, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Between them they provide 95 per cent of children's day- time programming on net- work television The Saturday morning car- toons have long been a prime target of educationists who complained, particularly in the '60s, that their mindless violence and noice were bad for children But Norm Prescott, chair- man of Filmation Studios, said there has been a move by the networks to get violence out of the cartoons and get some social relevance into them Fat Albert, based on the stories of black comedian Bill Cosby, is produced with the help of a committee of univer- sity educationists who pass on all plot ideas and scripts But Prescott said it would be wrong for children's week- end television to be made en- tirely educational "Kids are in school for five days a week They don't want to be lectured to on the sixth and seventh day Filmation recently took the daring step of producing its own full-length animation fea- ture for films Journey Back to Oz is based on the Wizard of Oz story with a new witch to replace the one who melted away in the classic film Liza Minnelh speaks the part of the little girl Dorothy, played by her mother, Judy Garland, in the original film, and sings Uncannily like her mother The film cost million and Prescott estimated it would earn twice that in its first showing If it does, Filmation will be the first company other than Disnev ever to make money from feature cartoons for films New girl enters ltfe Prince LONDON (Reuter) A pretty blonde of 23 has entered the life of Prince Charles, press reports say. She is Davina Sheffield, a former debutante who comes from a solid upper-class, but not aristocratic English family Britain's best-known gossip columnist William Hickey of The Daily Express, says in a SHOPPERS DRUG MART Centre Village Mall Phone 328-8442 PORTRAIT SPECIAL NATURAL COLOUR 69 05" x 7" Size Plus Mailing Handling One Offer Per Family Additional Children at 00 Each Children 12 Years and Younger Choice Of Different Poses No Obligation Wednesday thru Saturday, August 28th-31st Daily 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Until 6 p.m. Month End Specials! Kleenex Tissue Kleenex Towels Daytime 24's i I i diaper A Pkg.ofZ Old Spice Aerosol Shave ..lloz. 7? 2i99c PRINCE CHARLES front-page report that Miss Sheffield was introduced to Prince Charles by Princess Anne Hickey reports that Miss Sheffield spent Sunday with the 25 year-old prince at Balmoral Castle in Scotland She was seen at his side when members of the Royal Family went to church I Color-film of Ottawa in progress OTTAWA (CP) Ot- X; tawa is issuing an m- :S vitation to the world in living color to come to see the national capital area A 20-mmute color film is being produced in French and English by Crawley Films Ltd in 3 conjunction with the provincial industry and tourism department and the Ottawa visitors and convention bureau "It's not often we get to make a film in our own back said Graeme Fraser, Crawley vice-president The company has g purchased a low-flying, vibration-free heh- copter and has already shot considerable footage But Mr Fraser x said it will take at least a year to complete the film in order to include views of the area in different seasons Shots of the region's x winter attractions will .x include skating on the Rideau Canal and skiing in the Gatmeau hills Jve 329 5th Street S., Phone 329-3434 U6S6rl I lOWGl Hand and Body Lotion Toilet Bowl Cleaner Everynight "Life" Shampoo 79' Children's Aspirins Shop Daily For Many Unadvertised Specials! 159 24 oz. 1 Special Clearout! Assorted PANTY HOSE 329-5th Street S. Wednesday Is SPAGHETTI DAY at The PIZZA PLACE Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Closed Sundays Spaghetti Meat Sauce ALL YOU CAN EAT! .69 TV highlights TUESDAY MOVIE CRIME DRAMA: Banacek, p.m., Ch. 13. Banacek goes after a grand-larceny suspect who conveniently vanishes during his performance George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson 90 mm MOVIE SUSPENCE: Satan's School for Girls, p.m., Ch. 11. A ritzy girl's school is plagued with student problems, the coeds have a chilling penchant for suicide Pamela Franklin, Kate Jackson 1973, 90 mm SPECIAL: The American Parade, 9 p.m., Ch. 9. A chronicle of Kansas from its territorial days through early statehood, un- folds through the eyes of an archetypal pioneer family Richard Kiley 60 mm MOVIE MYSTERY: Murder Ahoy, p.m., Ch. 11. A naval training vessel is plagued by grisly deaths Lionel Jeffries, Charles Tmgwell 1964, 1 hr 55 mm MOVIE COMEDY: Magic Christian, 12 midnight, Ch. 7. A story about the world's richest eccentric Peter Sellers, Rmgo Starr, Raquel Welch 1969, 2 hrs WEDNESDAY MOVIE COMEDY: Caprice, 1 p.m. Ch. 13. Complex spoof of gimmicky suspense films Dons Day, Richard Harris, Edward Mulhare 1967, 90 mm PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Programs are listed by the Radio and Televiion Stations. Any variation in program schedule if due to last-minute changes by the stations and is not the responsibility of The Lethbridge Herald. CHEC Tuesday thru Friday 6 00-9 00 a m Wayne Barry 6 50 Farm News 7 40 News Weather Sports 9 00 12 00 Wally Hild 9 00 Checlme 12 00 3 00 p m Roy Rennick 12 30 News Weather Sports 1090 1 00 Gram Prices and Call of the Land 3 00 7 00 Jack Neufeld 5 20 News Weather Sports 7 00-12 00 Paul Tessier 12 00 6 00 a m Rod McDonald News is, 20 mm to the hour and 20 mm after Bob Hesketh 8 50 11 25 1 25 CJOC 1220 5 00 Probe 1220 6 00 World at Six 8 35 Phone Bill Show 12 00 HOur of Information 1 00 News and Gram Prices 5 00 Probe 1220 25 Sports 5 40 Market Report 5 50 Local News 6 CO at Six CHEC-FM 100.9 Monday thru Friday 6 00 9 00 a m Don McMaster 900am-3 00pm Concie s Carousel 3 00 6 00 p m Don McMaster b 00 10 OU p m Bel King 10 00 12 Midnight Concerts Overtures and Encores 12 00 Midnight Sign Off on Mon dav Tuesday thru Fndav Del King CBR 1010 Tuesdav 6 30 As It Happens 8 03 Tuesday Night 10 00 News Weather Sports 10 10 From the Capitals 10 15 Five Nights a Week 10 30 Dr Bundolas Pandemonium 11 03 Rupersland Rock Slide Wednesday Morning 5 30 Warm I ps 6 05 Calgary Opener 8 00 World at Eight 8 10 Eye Opener 9 00 World at 9 13 This Country in the Summer 10 59 Time Signal 12 03 Radio Noon 1 20 Summer Scene 1 55 Stock Market 2 03 Summer Scene 2 30 Off the Record 3 30 Hancock b Half Hour 4 00 BBC News 4 05 Home Run b 00 World at Six PEE WEE CELTICS with coaches IAN AND DAVE HEWITT This is one of the teams participating in MINOR SOCCER WEEK SEPT. 2-8 CJOC TV O CABLE 6 CFCN TV 8 45 O Farm Facts 9 00 ffl Fred Davis O Now You See It ID Audrey O Frontier Collection 9 30 ffl Universitj of the Air O Ed Allen O Hollywood Squares CD Jack Lalanne 10 00 ffl Yoga O Mon Giant O Jackpot ID Young jnd Restless 10 'iO O Mr Dress Up ID Search For Tomorrow O Celebrity Sweepstakes ffl Pay Cards 10 55 O NBC News 11 00 O Sesame Street ffl Free and Easy ID All My Children O Winning Streak 11 30 O As The World Turns ffl Galloping Gourmet CD Let s Make A Deal 12 00 CD Newlywed Game ffl Bet O Davs of Our Lives 0 Uncle Bobby 12 30 ffl Bewitched Q Doctors O Truth or Consequences CD News 1 00 ffl Movie Caprice O Movie The Revolutionary O Another World 1 00 CD General Hospital 1 30 O Match Game CD One Life To Live 2 00 CD 000 Pyramid O Tattletales 2 30 CD Somerset O Mike Douglas 0 Our Town CD Name That Tune 3 00 0 Thirty From CD Another World CD Jeopardy 3 30 CD What's The Good Word O Edge of Night CD Girl In My Life 4 00 0 Forest Rangers ffl Anything You Can Do O Joker s Wild O Split Second 4 30 O Odessey CD The Rookies CD Brady Bunch O News ;