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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Las Vegas Lounges close LAS VEGAS, Nuv. (AP) For two decodes they have been a shov.'place toe ncw- comcrs, Ilic salvation of stars who never made superstar, and Hie refuge of old names hanging on. For llio Uvo-di'ink minimum of about J5 they're now, as al- ways, the best entertainment buy in But the lounges in the Las Vegas Strip hotel casinos are on the way out, v i e t i in of profil-and-loss statements in a new era. "It's a matter of econom- says Sidney Gallirid, cn- terlainment director for Caes- sars Palace, which closed its lounge last year. "Entertain- ment is very high priced and in a small room you jut.t can not make it pay." DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Denial Mechanic Nalional Storo Bldg. Ph. 327-7214 Lelhbridgi A lounge is a room scaling 150 lo 500 persons, ha.-d by the casino. They serve drinks only feature contin- uous entertainment wilh three or four acts headlined by a star making perhaps a week. By contrast Ilic main showrooms seat 000 to serve dinner, and pay the en- tertainment w o r 1 d 's elite lo a week. PROFIT BECOMES AIM It was only recently that mailing it pay became the ob- ject of running a lounge. They were long considered casino draws, an expense to be writ- ten off against getting players into the house and keeping the losers happpy. The lounges started in the early 1950s, a few years after the Flamingo Hotel was built to open the Strip. They began as raised platforms above the casino bars. People at the gambling tables could hear the music, wander over for a drink and watch the show. It was five years ago that The Following Lethbridge Hotels WILL OPEN AT P.M. Monday, Aug. 30 after the closing of the Election Polls Alexandra Hotel Park Plaza Dallas Hotel Lethbridge Hotel El Rancho Marquis Hotel Garden Hotel York Hotel Plainsman Hotel PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE The Parks and Recrealion Department will spon- sor a Hockey Inslruclional School for Pee Wee age boys (10-11 years) from September 13fh fo September 181h and for Bantam age boys (12-14 Years) from September 20th tc- September 25lh, 1971 at the Adams Park Ice Cenlre. The registration fee will be per boy for 9 hours of ice time. Regislrations will be laken at Room No. 2 Civic Sporls Centre from Tuesday, August 31st to Friday, September 3rd between the hours of p.m. and p.m. and on Saturday morning Septem- ber 5lh, 1971 from noon. Registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis as only a limited number will be accepted. Instructors for the school will be: Mr. Stan Maxwell Mr. Hector Negrello Mr. Les Colwill Mr. Howard Yanosik Each boy is requested to provide his own skates, stick and protective equipment. For further information, please contact Mr. S. Aris- man, Recrealion Program Co-ordinator at 328-2341, local 236. SOUTHERN ALBERTA CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre Walt Disney's "IN .SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS" In Tehnicolor. Starring Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders and Willrcd Hyde White. Saturday, August 23. Shows at and p.m. Family. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH" In color. Starring Victoria VeLri. Saturday, August 28. Shows at and p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre Walt Disney's "THE WILD COUNTRY" In Technicolor. Starring Sieve Forrest, Vera Miles. Ronny Howard and Frank- DcKovn. Plus "NIOK, THE ORPHAN ELE- PHANT" In Technicolor. Saturday, August 28. Show at p.m. Family. PICTURE BUTTE Cinema Theatre "PUFN STUF" In Technicolor. Starring .Tack Wild, Billic Hayes, Martha Rave and Mama Cass. Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29. Show each night at p.m. Family. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre Walt Disney's "THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES" In Technicolor. Starring Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero and Joe Flynn Saturday, August 20. Shows al and p.m. Family. TABER Tower Theatre 'I LOV10 MY WIFE" In color. Starring Elliotlt Gould and Uremia Vaccard. Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August HI, .10, 31 and September 1. Satur- day shows at and p.m. Rcslriclcd Adult. Nevada firsL licensed corpor- ations lo run casinos. Corpo- rate licensing remains a major stale issue, but Ihere is no debalc about ils impact on Ibe casino-hotels. The drive has hcen lo make evei-y oper- ation in the hotel a proiil- makcr, or get rid of it. two hotels have closed their lounges, one more is def- inilely going and oilier hotels are taking another look at their lounges. Aiili-subiiiarme ships finest OTTAWA fCP) Four Cana- d i a n helicopter-carrying de- stroyers now under construction premise to be the "finest, most effective anti-submarine war- fare ships yel to see service in the Rear Admiral S. E, Padon said Friday. Admiral Padon, deputy chief of technical services at defence headquarters, was speaking at a ceremony marking the han- dover of a sophisticated, compu- terized command and control system for the vessels. Today's Shcwtlmes PARAMOUNT Saturday Special Matinee Short Subjects "Valley of the Gwangi" One Complete Show Short Subjects "Billy Jack" Last Complete Show Sunday Short Subjects "Billy Jack" One Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Saturday Short Subjects "Summer of '42" Last Complete Show .Sunday Short "Subjects "Summer of '42" One Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Saturday Short Subjects "The Gunfight" 10.-00 Last Complete Show Sunday "Reincarnate" "Witchmaker" One Complete Show Please Note; This double bill starts at p.m. GliEEN ACRES DRIVE-iN Saturday and Sunday "Take Her She's "Hello Dolly" One Complete Show MIRACLE OF BIRTH 'DOWN UNDER' Photos, thought to be unique, show the birth of a three-foot Grey Nurse shark, left, at Tweed Heads Aquarium in Brisbane. A skindiver hold's the pup next to its 10-foot mother, right. The female had been cap- tured off Cook Island. London no longer in fog LONDON (AP) "Great town, said the vis- itor. "But where's Ihe fog I've hoard so much ahout? "I've seen some sun and a hit of rain, but not a wisp of fog." Tlie fact is you hardly ever see fog in London any more. In days gone by, London's fogs inspired peels, novelists and songwriters. A Foggy Day in London Town and The Foggy Foggy Dew are two songs that mean London and Britain to a great people all around the world. But it's all a myth nowa- days. Every three hours, for many years, the British gov- ernment's meteorological team has had a good hard Icok to see hew far it can see. Checking visibility, it's called. In the winter of 1952-1953, when L o n d o n 's worst fog choked people to death, the meleorological team found if ccnld sec less than 500 metres, or sny 550 yards, on 118 occasions. The latest comparable fig- ures show that the team could see less than 500 metres on only nine occasions. What has caused such a dramatic change? The an- swer, said the meteorological office is: "Britain's Clean Air Act is working and at the same time there seems lo be a change in Britain's climate, which we're still trying to fig- ure out." Under Ihe Clean Air Act, Londoners, and residents in olher specified parts of Brit- ain, mmt burn only smokeless fuel in homes. That cuts out the tarn' oils, grit, sul- phur dioxide and other nox- ious elements that helped cre- ate Britain's notorious pea- CUTTY SARK Coming! WEEK ONLY! thru SATURDAY Arlisli DALLAS TAVERN LABOR CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. ond 13lh ST. N. 4 ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS TONITE 4 "Alberta Ranch Boys" r Members and Invited Guests! jj soup fogs of bygone days. Smoke from factory chimneys also is conlrolleo. A man at ths meteorological office said: "The British weather has been changing since 1940. It's hcen getting slighlly colder. But variations in the weather picture are nothing new to Britain. "Did you know that we used to grow grapes in Britain in the days of the Romans, and make wine, too? We don't know why the weather has changed. We're trying to find out." Whatever the reason, Brit- ain's air is GO per cent cleaner than it was 15 years ago, said Rear-Admiral Philip G. Sharp, director of the Na- tional Society for Clean Air. The Clean Air Act became law in 1957. laiuiday, Auautl 5R, _ THE IFTHBRIOGf HERALD 7 Oil discovered in California LOS ANCiiaES (Al') Mc- Culloch Oil says it has s i 'k oil in an exploratory well in Kings County in ihc San Joa- quin Valley of California. McCulloch and I.D.S. Oil Pro- grams, Inc. are general part- ners in the exploratory project. C. V. Wood Jr., McCulloch president, said that duiing a six-hour test period the well flowed gross barrels with a water content of less than 10 per cent. STARTING MONDAY "THE SAINTS" FROM CALGARY Appearing Nightly at p.m. YORK HOTEL 3rd Ave. and 13th St. N. ENTER CANADA To reach a neighboring Uni- ted States city, Point Roberts, Wash., residents cross into Canada and re-enter at Elaine, Wash. YOUR PHILIPS' DEALER WITH SERVICE IKfV'f JMV.K and TV 302 SI. N. PHONE 71106 REEN ACRES JUNCTION OF MAYOR MAGRATtl-COUtfs HIGHWAY TONIGHT and SUNDAY ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd Avenue South EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES JACKPOT IN 50 NOS. lOlh GAME BONUS JACKPOT 55 NOS. NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS ALtOWEDI PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS ELKS AND GUESTS DOWNSTAIRS INCLUDING THE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS TONITE SATURDAY, AUG. 28 RAYMOND CANADIANS COLLEGE CINEMA STARTS SUNDAY ALL AFTER WINNER OF 4 KSDEMY IWJRDS! HEItLO, DOILY! AT POPULAR PRICES FAMILY HIT NO. 2 'Take Her She's Mine' IN COLOR wilh JAMES STEWART SHOWING MON. and TUES. (Enter an age of unknown terrors, pagan worship and virgin sacrifice... I SECOND FEATURE Visit the future where lovei, is the ultimate crime. THXII38 ADULT GATES OPEN P.M. SHOW AT 8 P.M. BLOOD-CHILLING SUNDAr ONE SHOW ONir AT 8 P.M. MONDAY AND TUESDAY FIRST SHOW AT 7 P.M. the REifiCfiRNfiTE a fascinating tale of the occult JACK CRELEY'JAY REYNOLDS TRUDY YOUNG HUGH WTBSTFR GEJJETYDURN TOWr TWEED REX HAGON WrMon and Produced by SEELEG LESTER Directed by DON HALDANE Producer N.A.UY1-OR Music by MILAN KYMLICKA A Tower Productions Release COLOR rFCOmmtndcd al I ADULT IVIHUIHmHI NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN SECOND FRIGHT FEATURE HELD OVER THRU TUES. HELD OVER THRU TUES. EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT "BILLY JACK" OR "SUMMER OF WHICHEVER YOU CHOOSE WE KNOW YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. TWO CONTROVERSIAL MOTION PICTURES Just a person who protects children and other living things BHLY JACK LAUGHUN DELORES TAYLOR RESTRICTED ADULT Showing Sat. at and p.m. Sunday One Show at p.m. Showing Sat. at and p.m. Sunday One Show at p.m. SAAR STOCK CAR RACING EXHIBITION SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, AUGUST 29th 20 B, C AND V8 SPORTSMAN RACES "RACINGS FUN IN 71" ALSO "CLAIMER CLASS RACES" PRESENTED BY SOUTHERN ALBERTA AUTO RACERS AND CARS EXPECTED FROM LETHBRIDGE AND VARIOUS SOUTH ALTA. POINTS DUE TO LAST WEEK'S RAIN-OUT THERE WILL BE 2 SETS OF MAIN EVENTS ENERSON MOTORS LTD, 817 4lh Avc. S. PONTIAC BUICK AGENCY ;