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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, December 1974 THE IBTHBRIDOE HERALD 7 Telestat stations contract awarded SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON-Mayfair Theatre "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 5, 6, 7. Thursday show at p.m. FAM- ILY PINCHER Theatre "THE GREAT GADSBY" starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 5, 6, 7. Thursday show at p.m. ADULT Theatre "BUTCH CASSIDY THE SUNDANCE Thurs- day, Friday, Saturday, December 5, 6, 7. Thursday shows at and p.m. ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NIW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 18 allowed PELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEIKINDINTERTAINMENT L FRIDAY December 6th "ODD FELLOWS" SATURDAY December 7th f UPSTAIRS SUGAR BEAT" i DOWNSTAIRS "HERB'S MUSIC MAKERS" LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. North WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT in the Clubrooms THURSDAY, DEC. 5th "GERRY" Friday and Saturday Dec. 6th and 7th "The 49'ers" NEW YEAR'S EVE TICKETS NOW ON SALE Members and Invited Guests! CASSETTE AND 8 TRACK CARRYING CASES Insert made of molded, expanded polystyrene. Plasticized covering crocodile grain washable water repellent. Luggage type strap handle with attractive saddle stitched top panel. Rugged stop hinges with key lock. VINYL CASSETTE 330 LEATHER CASSETTE 395 8 TRACK (AS PICTURED) 1 fl58 Reg. SPECIAL I V (tupply limited) A good selection of other types and styles at reduced prices available LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. -4th AvenueS. Phone OTTAWA (CP) Sed Systems Ltd. of Saskatoon has been given a million contract for a chain of stations able to receive televi- sion transmissions via satellite, Telesat Canada an- nounced Wednesday. The company, an indepen- dent corporation owned by the University of Saskatchewan, is to build and equip six receiving stations and equip existing stations owned and operated by Telesat Canada. The stations are to be used by the CBC to extend their programming to 13 isolated areas. KELLY'S STEREO MART Proudly IN PERSON "FOG HAT" ALSO SPECIAL GUESTS Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Sunday, Doc. 8th p.m. Advance tickets on sale at- Kelly's Stereo, Muslcland, Leisters Music and Shoppers Drug Mart. Tickets also available at the door Produced by Gold Gold Brimestone Productions This will be the last big Concert of the year don't miss it! TONIGHT THRU SATURDAY "South Country 4" at the MINERS' 733-13th St. N. Members Invited Guests Only COULD THIS BE YOUR BIG BREAK? WE NEED SIN6ERS TO TRAIN in a semi-professional capacity for a large trav- elling stage production which will be based in Lethbridge. 20 FEMALE SINGERS REQUIRED (minimum age of 18 years) We will audition; all voice ranges required. If you are interested in a chance of a lifetime con- tact Miss Carroll Lande Music Director HI-LITERS 21 Days 329-4383 or Evenings after 6 p.m. 327-9363 Southern Alberta New "IN" Place PeopTe Who Know.. Got THE HERITAGE MOTOR HOTEL on No, 3 Highway Taber Alberta's New Fun Spot CABARET THURSDAY THE HERITAGE MOTOR HOTEL IN TABER c Proudly Presents Southern Alberta's Popular "HAtFBREED" Bity tar 6th ANNUAL SINGING TREE Anne Campbell Singers and Teen clefs SUN., DECEMBER 6th and p.m. YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE This years' program will feature an ar-. rangement of O' Little Town of Bethle- hem from Cathedral at Rebe, Denmark. GUEST ARTIST Patricia O'Conmll, flutist CHAIRMAN at p.m. Vtta Ptrguton CHAIRMAN at p.m. performance Mr Morris 50-year association Burns, Benny legendary Jack Beuy awl George Bint have kad audiences laigbiBg for St yean, slice their vaudeville days. IB exclusive Interview, the comedians discass their lives, the way comedy has changed and the oftea ardwws task of nuking jokes. By BOB THOMAS LOS ANGELES (AP) In a town where friendship is fleet- ing, the 50-year association of Jack benny and George Burns is legendary. They are legends themselves. Benny, 80, entertainer of three generations, was one of vaudeville's smoothest funny- men. He starred in stingy, ever 39, and was one of the few radio comics to succeed in television. Burns, 78, is best known for his cigar and rakish humor. For 36 years he played the patient straight man for scatter-brained Gracie Allen. They, too, starred in vaudeville, radio, films and television. Gracie retired in 1958 and died in 1964, and Burns created a new role as a successful stand-up comedian. Nearly every day when they're in town, they meet for lunch at the Hillcrest Country Club, joining a comedians' round table for the latest jokes and gossip. Recently they lunched with a reporter for a session of reiminiscence. Benny didn't remember how he met Burns. "Well, I Burns said. "Gracie and Mary Kelly and Renee Arnold shared an apartment at the Coolidge Hotel in New York. I was go- ing with Gracie, and you were serious about Mary Kelly who was thin and beautiful. So we met at the girls' apartment, then we went out on double dates. That had to be 55 years ago." Was it fun playing vaudeville, or just work? Benny: "Oh, it was fun. I'll tell you why: You didn't have to worry about writing all the time. If you got a good act to- gether, you could play it for seven years, because you were in a different town every week, you Burns: "And another thing: nobody could steal your jokes, the way they do today. If you caught somebody using your material, you could send your original act to Pat Casey (labor executive for the theatre owners) and he'd make the guy stop. Nowadays if other comics don't steal your jokes, you fire your writers." Was vaudeville really as good as people's memories of it? Benny: "Sure it was. Every city in America had a big-time vaudeville house, and they had top performers. Of course there were small-time houses too, and that's where the talent had a chance to train. You know, George Jessel is always saying that there's no place for talent to be lousy any more, it's true. All of us had a chance to be lousy in small-time vaudeville and gradually we learned how to be good." Burns: "That's right. We all built our acts gradually, learning what would get laughs and what wouldn't." Benny: "You learned what were things you did best, and bit by bit you developed your own style. You ended up with 17 minutes of surefire material." Bums: "That was how you determined how successful an act was. The smaller acts did 10-12 minutes. You'd ask a vaudevillian how he was doing, and he'd answer: Seventeen minutes. That meant he was playing next to closing (the star's position on the Were there times when that "surefire material" didn't get laughs? Benny: only time I Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short 7-00 9-10 LONGEST YARD: 9.20 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: (RESTRICTED ADULT) PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: LORDS OF FLATBUSH: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: (ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEOE CINEMA Short Subjects: MACON COUNTY LINE: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: (RESTRICTED ADULT) GEORGE BURNS found when my act wouldn't work was when I was follow- ing another comedy act, par- ticularly knockabout comedy. One time I had to follow the Marx Brothers for 13 weeks in a row. It was just murder. The bad thing is that the minute you lay an egg it hurts your timing." They could tell when vaude- ville started dying. Benny: "Gradually the au- diences got smaller. The pea-' pie just weren't coming in." Burns: couldn't compete with talking movies. For a dollar you could go to the Roxy Theatre in New York and see 70 musicians, 60 Rockettes kicking in unison, a feature on the way out they pressed your pants and did your income tax for you. Vaudeville never changed." Benny: radio killed vaudeville. People stayed home to hear it. Here's a funny thing. In theatres all over the country they would stop the movie and play the JACK BENNY Amos 'n' Andy radio show." What got them into com- edy? Burns: "I had seven sisters and five brothers, and I was the only one in the family that went into show business. I lik- ed it because I could be somebody. For the first 27 years of my life I was a failure. I never got out of small-time vaudeville. But bad as I was, I liked it. Because I was somebody." Benny: "The same with me. I started out playing the fiddle in the orchestra pit of the Waukegan vaudeville house. We were all lucky in those years that we had a place to learn our craft." Will they ever retire? said Burns. said Benny, "it's tough not to retire. Sometimes I think. Burns: "What would you do, stay home with Mary? How long have you been with Benny: "Almost 50 years." Burns: "Well isn't it nice to get out of Radio station application turned down OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Radio Television Com- mission has denied an applica- tion by Foothills Broadcasting Ltd. for a licence to operate a watt radio stafion in Calgary. The commission said the schedule of daytime programs proposed by the company did not offer sufficient diversity from programs already available in the Calgary area. paramount cinema MOVES OVER FOR ONE MORE FRIDAY thru THURS. at p.m. The Picture That Pltys Dirty RESTRICTED ADULT Former top bandleader now works for church BOSTON Kyser, the one time bandleader and the Old Professor of radio and television's Kollege of Musical Knowledge, has been working at the Christian Science Church here. For the last nine months, Kyser, 68, has been manager of the film and broadcasting department of the church. And for the last 23 years, he has guarded his privacy after leav- ing the entertainment business. He declines to give interviews. Tom Waldman, who assists Kyser as producer director, said their audio visual department makes films to be shown at churches. The two men were brought together when Waldman was engaged as a writer for Kyser's television series. Kyser was referred to Waldman for treatment of a physical problem, said Waldman, who also serves as a Christian Science physician. In the big band era, Kyser, who didn't play an instrument, his band and vocalists fashioned a succession of hits. STARRING BURTREYNOLDS "THE LONGEST YARD" COLOR By TECHNICOLOR fWWMOUm PICTURE college cinema If you enjoyed "BILLY JACK" and "WALKING Then this is your kind of movie! NOW SHOWING at and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT lamuel I Arkolf presents Mai Bisr production A. iMacon County Line, byCFI an American International release "Another Place. Another Time" composed and sung by Bobbie Gentry paramount STARTS TOMORROW FOR 5 DAYS ONLY FRIDAY FIRST SHOW P.M. LAST COMPLETE SHOW AT P.M. SATURDAY FIRST SHOW STARTS P.M. SOX OFFICE OPEN P.M. -CONTINUOUS SHOWINGS. SOUTH SEA ISLAND ADVENTURE Afferent kind of henjcame drifting into town on a wave! FAMILY war DISNEY PRDDUdlfONS THE; GARNER MILES ML MMTTCO I PLUS THIS HILARIOUS FRED MUCMURRAV- NANCY OLSON KEENAN WYNN KIRK ENDS TONITE: "THE LONGEST YARD" with ;