Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, Dt -mbtr 19, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 TONIGHT thru SATURDAY "KURT and TOM" At The MINERS 733 -13th St. N. Members and Invited Guests National Ballet reduces big deficit SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "A WARM DECEMBER" Starring Sidney Poitier. Thurs- day, Friday, Saturday, December 19, 20, 21. Thurs- day show at p.m. FAMILY. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "THE CONVERSATION" Starring Gene Hackman. In color. Thursday, December 19 show at p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. TABER Tower Theatre "BANG THE DRUM Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 19, 20, 21. Thursday show at and p.m. TORONTO (CP) The Na- tional Ballet this year reduced its accumulated deficit to from and if its current fund-raising drive is successful, the debt will be wiped out in 1975. Success of the drive will mean a sufficient saving in in- terest charges to enable the National to mount another new ballet for its repertoire, in addition to those it has already in the works. The current fund-raising campaign, being conducted by director-mail appeals, billboards and some free magazine advertising, is intended to raise about of which is needed to supplement the new year's income from govern- ment grants and box-office earnings. The balance goes to long-term debt reduction. The campaign is headed by Paul Dacon, first vice- president of the National and editor and publisher of The Financial Post, and by Peter Sever, the ballet's assistant general manager, graduate of York University's atts ad- ministration program. The National, the country's biggest classical ballet com- pany with wide travel ex- perience in the U.S. and abroad, has an annual budget of about million, half of which comes from the box of- fice. It obtains about 11 million a year from various governments, but still depends on donations and business sponsorships to make up the difference. "The problem with fund- said Sever in an interview, "is that you don't know how successful you are until it happens. "We had the first good year in a long, long time, last year." To encourage private and public donations, the National has dropped its annual membership fee. Cult hero of 60s returns to stage fa i ii For Your Musical Listening Entertainment THE EL RANCHO presents In the AZTEC LOUNGE Songs and Piano Stylings by VINCETROY In the OUTRIDER TAVERN "OXO" In the FRONTIER DINING ROOM WAYNE ALEXANDER In the CABARET Thursday and Friday "SHAZAM" all at the MOTOR HOTEL 327-5701 526 Mayor Magrath Drive 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 Ho one under 16 allowed 'ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY, December GORDON TRIO" SATURDAY, December 21st VARIETY MEN" GORDON TRIO" Up in the air Royal Canadian Aerial Theatre members fly hel- ium-filled ballons in downtown Vancouver as publicity stunt. The shape of the column of about 1.000 balloons can be changed by pulling different strings. Hope decides to stay home this Christmas MONTREAL (CP) Dono- van, cult hero of the 1960s, has returned to the stage after almost four years behind the scenes, seeking a new direc- tion in his music and philosophy. Sadly, judging by a recent appearance at Montreal's Place des Arts, those inter- vening years have produced little to match the quality of earlier music which made the singer-songwriter an inter- national star. Donovan seems unable to bridge the gap between the mood of the 1960s and that of the present. His long-awaited return to the stage, in the form of an extensive North American tour, is little more than a nostalgia trip, which has left many critics luke- warm. But Donovan is convinced that the bond between himself and the forgotton Flower Power generation remains. "The kids were influencing and producing he said. "I was just their singer. There was always a strong bond between me and the au- dience. To move the au- diences again and to make a new relationship will only make an old one stronger. We're all just friends, really." Of course there are those faithful followers of Donovan music, whether it be a golden oldie or a selection from the three albums he has so far recorded since 1970. But in general, Donovan has mis- LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. North WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT in the Clubrooms THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th "GERRY" FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th "SABRES" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21st "ANYTHING GOES" NEW YEAR'S EVE TICKETS NOW ON SALE Members and invited Guests! CHRISTMAS MATINEE SMORGASBORD Dec. 21 12 Noon to 2 p.m. PARK PLAZA MOTOR HOTEL Presents GEORGE DE SOUZA in two SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MATINEES ADULTS CHILDREN Includes Smorgasbord LOS ANGELES (AP) This is the time of year when American comedian Bob Hope and his troupe used to take off on the road to Seoul or Saigon, Guam or Guantanamo Bay to brighten Christmas for U.S. servicemen far from home. But the comedian will stay at home this year. For the millions who have heard Hope tell his jokes on bases and battlefields since 1941, he has written a remem- brance book, The Last Christ- mas Show. Predictably gag- laden, the book provides a nos- talgic view in words and pic- tures of the comedian's travels through three wars and the intervals between. Through all his travels, Hope came through un- scratched, but he has had his share of "hairy, anxious moments." Among them, he recalled: "The time we had to crash- land in a navy flying boat between Brisbane and Sydney, Australia. The time in 1958 they put the wrong kind of fuel in our plane in Moron, TRACK SPECIAL FOR DECEMBER Our entire stock of 8 track tapes prices as marked All kinds popular, country, classic, etc. "Another inflation fighter special offer" ,rom LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount Theatre Bldg. Phone 327-2272 Spain, and it wasn't dis- covered until the last minute. The time when the Viet Cong tried to blow us up in Saigon in 1964. And the time the Cong managed to put a few holes in our plane in 1966." Hope's Christmas routine began in 1948, when Stuart Symington, then secretary of the air force, called him to ask for a tour of air bases to spread holiday cheer. One of the stops was Berlin, which the air force was supplying during the blockade. Symington again lured Hope to entertain in Alaska the fol- lowing year. When the comic argued that he had promised to spend Christmas with his wife and the children, the air force secretary offered to send the family. His wife Dolores accepted for himself and the two oldest children. The Christmas shows continued until 1972, when he went to Vietnam aud Thailand for the ninth time. In The Last Christmas Show, Hope concedes that "I've had my share of criticism, flak and hostility from some who have accused me of being a 'war lover.'" Show Times I We are pleased to announce that our DINING ROOM Prompt F Courteous Service is now FULLY LICENSED Thursday, December 19 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects: MIDNIGHT MAN: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: GIRL FROM PETROFKA: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects: RIDE A PINK CAR: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT college cinema SATURDAY Matinee Only p.m. THESGREERAS SHIDBADH6HTS THE EM. ELCAMWI FAMILY -zero iviostet.r All Seats judged the mood of the new generation, in the belief it would be an offshoot of the hippie era. The nostalgia, as one critic put it, "failed. Mis- erably." Donovan's three latest al- Wheels Essence To Essence and 7-Tease lacked, despite wide acclaim, the spark which crystallized his earlier work. paramount TONIGHT thru SAT. at and p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN The most tascinating murder mystery in years. Starring SUSAN CLARK, BURT LANCASTER paramount TONIGHT thru SAT. At and p.m. Suilible (or Children. A Russian girl, an American reporter, ...and the love v they shared mean Saturday Matinee Only Doors Open p.m. One Show Only p.m. GOLDIE UAWM UALMOLBROOK in TIC GIRL FROM PETROVKft college cinema TONIGHT thru SAT. at and p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN THERE ARE TWO THINGS IN THIS WORLD I HATE... RACIAL PREJUDICE AND INDIANS! CLARION PICTURES INC I presents blENNCORBETT- MORGAN WOODWARCJ IVY JONES-BIG JOHN HAMILTON We recently completed a major renovation and remodelling pro- gram and are happy to announce that our secluded dining room is now fully licensed for your dining enjoyment. Come in and enjoy our tantalizing Chinese Food or Western Cuisine. Why not make our Coffee Shop your quick stop eating place, downtown. 328-5th Street South Phone 327-2844 We require experienced weitresses or waiters. Please apply in person to the Alexander Restaurant. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Public Swimming, Skating, and Museum Dtc. DK, DSC. Qts. 23 FRITZ SICK SWIM (ADULTS ONLY) p.m. PUBLIC SWIM SWIM SWIM SWIM p.m. and Family Svyim Noon Noon Swim (Adults Only) p.m. Free Public Swim p.m. STAN SIWIK SWIM (ADULTS ONLY) p.rn PUBLIC SWIM p.m SWIM (ADULTS ONLY) p.m. PUBLIC SWIM p.m. and SWIM SWIM p.m. FAMILY SWIM Swim (Adults Only) p.m. Free Public Swim p.'m. Public Swim p.m. HENDERSON PARK ICE SKATING Skating Public Skate p.m. ADAMS PARK ICE Preschoolers. FREE SKATING p.m. PUBLIC SKATE SKATING SKATE p.m. PUBLIC SKATE p.m. FAMILY SKATE Public Skate p.m. CIVIC ICE PUBLIC SKATE SKATE SKATE p.m. PUBLIC SKATE SiR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM COMMUNITY will htld In and on p.m. iERVICES DEPAF Sym No. 1 at Mr 20th from p.m. :ivlc Ctntrt p.m. lorn for MM Wlntt on r Swimming from p.m. Skating d p.m.