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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta The Music Box Septuagenarian singer young at heart By MICHAEL BENNETT Cnnailian Press Slafr Writer Meeting Malvhia Reynolds is like discovering your grand- mother gets stoned. It's a culture shock. Life for 70-year-old women often revolves around petit point and old-age pension cheques. Not for Malvina, the Berke- ley, C a I i f., septuagenarian who composed Little Boxes, a lyrical swipe at faceless sub- urbia. S'he'd rather tilt at bureau- cratic windmills than admit senior citizens can't fight pol- lution, the war in Vietnam and the American dream. Malvina lives and breathes today with the passion of a fresh-faced teen-ager, and on her, phrases such as "blew my "really beautiful" and "kind of plastic" don't sound like affectations of someone afraid of growing old. "In my songs, I try to tell people to listen to the young and what they're telling us about said Mal- vina, who makes the John Birch Society see red and loves every minute of it. "They are confronted with something that no one ever had to face before; the possi- ble end of the world in which we live. "So I tell my audiences, THIS WEEK AT THE K FU1AI MOTOR HOTEL IMPERIAL IOUNGE HARRY BAILEY at the ORGAN TUESDAY thru SATURDAY EMBASSY LOUNGE Direct from the Philippines "ROSALIA PASCUAL" MONDAY thru SATURDAY PIRATES COVE CABARET "THE SPRINGFIELDS" WED., THURS., FRI. t tnutta., CM. SOUTHERN ALBERTA AIRES' CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE STUUDENT PRINCE" In color. Starring Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom and the singing voice of Mario Lanza. Wednesday, December 10 only. Show at p.m. Family. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING" In Technicolor. Star- rnig Carol White and Paul Burke. Wednesday, December 16. Show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. Give Theatre Gift Books. Now Available at the Box Office. PINCHER CREEK-Fox Theatre "THE LAWYER" In color. Starring Barry Newman, Harry Gould and Kathleen Crowley. Wednesday, Decem- ber i6. Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT" In color. Starring Jerry Lewis. Wednesday, December 16 only. Shows at and p.m. Family. Get more out oF life Take the family to a movie 'Don't be turned off by their and t h c r dress. They may be offering us something new.'" It took her 47 years lo get to the concert stage and, since then, her songs have appeared on Top 40 charts all over the preserve of the under-30 by Judy Collins, Peter Seeger, the Kingston Trio, Glenn Yar- borough, The Seekers, Harry B e I a I o n t e and Marianne Faithful. "I was always somewhat musical and thought of myself as a she said, brush- ing her snow-white hair off her forehead. "I got to know people like Peter S e e g e r and Woody Outline who were collecting folk music in the '40s and eventually I began to write and sing my own songs." When Malvina sings a song like Boraxo, inspired by an interview with Gov. Ronald Reagan of California following the student riots at Berkeley, the lyrics come out as poison darts. Her guitar is her bandoleer and her words her weapons; she kills with an expression. Gene Lees, writing in High Fidelity Magazine, calls her "the sweet-sad-funny chroni- cler of America's dying." "I'm trying to change my country to a direction which I am sure is a better direction than the one it's she said. "And I'm taking it on the chin. I don't know what else a patriot is. It's a person who is willing to sacrifice his well- being for the sake of his coun- try. "If these things can be ef- fected before it's too late, I think there's hope. The young people who are thinking in the direction of peace and a de- fence of the environment are growing up very rapidly and the old fuddy-duddies will soon be gone." OPPOSED TO WAR Personal conviction in the face of conformity is some- thing she grew up with. Gordon Sinclair in Hospital TORONTO (CP) Toronto broadcaster Gordon Sinclair, 70, was admitted to Toronto West- ern Hospital Tuesday night for a series of medical tests. Earlier, he had been admitted to another hospital for what was described as a heart spasm. His condition is reported satisfac- tory. TUESDAY to SATURDAY to a.m. till the New Year Her parents had opposed American involvement in the First World War and on the eve of her high school gradua- tion, school authorities pub- licly embarrassed her by withholding her diploma. That didn't stop her. S'ne enrolled in the Univer- sity of California by special permission, received her Phi Beta Kappa pin in her junior year and a doctorate in Eng- lish in the hungry '30s. Last Aug. 23, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam invited San Francisco to a champagne buffet to help cel- ebrate Malvina's 70th birth- day. She now limits her tours to four months a year, hitting as many college campuses, churches and women's clubs as she can. And when she speaks to women, she really gives it to them. "Over on Vancouver Island I performed for a group made up for the most part of mid- dle-class women in their 40s who are all hooked, in one way or another, on cleanli- ness. "They didn't care about what they are spewing out to corrupt the environment. So I sang a song called Bloody Neat, which sums up their Lady Macbeth beauty hang- The initial reaction among younger audiences is: "Who's this old But by the time she gets into the second chorus of a song like Do You Todays Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "Suppose. They Gave a War and Nobody Came" Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Rider in the Ram" Last Complete Show Thursday, Dec. 17 "Barefoot in the Park" "Odd Couple" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA 'Story of Woman" Time in the Sun" Last Complete Show TRANS1SITOR BATTERY SPECIAL SPECIAL LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BIDG. fiwui Features the Largest Selection of Styles and Colors in: rCHAI SWIVEL ROCKERS ROCKER RECLINERS ROCKERS Now at Capitol at Lowest Prices for Chistmas Gift Giving! CONVENIENT BUDGET TERMSI Open Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. 326 5th Street South lothbridge Phono 327-8578 Think You've Hit Boltom, they realize you don't have to be part of the post-war baby boom to know what's happen- ing. Wodnosdoy, Docombor 16, 1970 THE tETHSRIDGE HERAIC1 f Savage Shoes lop man dies GALT, Ont. (CP) John S. Malcolm, 59, president of Sav- aye Shoes Ltd., died Monday at his home in nearby St. George, Mr. Malcolm joined Savage in 1945 as vice-president of sales and became president in 1904. i He was a director of the Shoe Manufacturers' Association of Canada and chairman of the Shoe Information Bureau of Canada. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Denial Mechanic Nalional Store Bldg. PH. 327-7244 Iclhbrldgn TOMORROW at these theatres CINEMA1 327-5100 4th ST.'- 327-5100 COLLEGE now, 'tis beautiful tney are! Imported glosses sprinkled with green shamrocks with rim tfimmed in gold. Set of 6 .Indiyidudlly ---------AFFIUAUO WITH MAPPIN 5 LIMITED----- REGINA MOOSfjAW 1ETHSRIDOE n LETHBRIDGE: 613 4th Ave. S. Ph. 328-4214 PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT 49 NUMBERS Lethbridge Elks Lodge Room (Upstairs) EVERY THURSDAY--8 P.M. MAKE UP A PARTY COME TO EL RANCHO CABARET Thursday Friday Saturday "The Soul 9 p.m. fo I a.m. TONIGHT and THURSDAY Wanton..SVife...Mistress.., "WHAT OTHER WOMEN DREAM...SHE DARED! Robert Stack-James Fareittino BibiAndorsson, Show p.m. Story ofaWoman Show al 7 p.m. r A UNIVERSAL RELEASE InTECHNICOLOR HIT NO. 2 "TIME IN THE SUN" In color with GRYNET MOINIO On sole at main offics Paramount Theatre Building Daily to p.m. Also at Theatre box office! (ill 10 p.m. And for your convenience Eaton's main office 2nd floor. PARAMOUNT i AVE 8th ST 3275100 STARTS THURSDAY MATINEE THURS. AND FRI. AT P.M. EVENINGS ONE COMPLETE SHOW ONLY AT P.M. THE GREATEST DOUBLE FEATURE OF ALL T! ME I ;