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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta CJ3C-TF host to end show TORONTO (CP) Elwood Glover, host for the last 11 years of Luncheon Date with Elwood Glover, will end his television show after the summer, a CBC-TV official said Thursday. Mr. Glover said he finds "the preparation effort becoming too great and I would now like to take things a lit- tle easier, although I in- tend to continue in broadcasting, which has been so good to me." 2 Buffalo TV stations may block out Canada Joan Waterfield's. Fridiy, February 7, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Entertainment Eye TV viewers irked at CBC showi TORONTO (CP) -Officials of two Buffalo, N.Y., televi- sion stations say their stations are considering blocking their signals so they would be dif- ficult to pick up in Canada. Officials at WKBW and WHEN, Channels 7 and 4 re- spectively, say the action would be retaliation against removal of their commercials on Canadian cable television. The United States stations attract many Toronto com- mercials and would lose reve- nue if all cable firms stopped carrying Buffalo commer- cials. Lawrence J. Pollock, vice- president of WKBW which carries the ABC network, call- ed the deletions "indecent and immoral." Quinton E. Renner, sales manager of WBEN which car- ries the CBS network, said his station is considering moving its transmitter to allow broad- cast signals to the south and east only. A third station, WGR which carries the NBC network on Channel 2, says it is consider- ing no action. Operations manager Ed Herbert said, there has been no talk of mov- ing the transmitter site to cut off Canadian viewers. CHANGE REPORTED The station officials were commenting on published re- ports that all three stations, which broadcast from Singers convicted on drug charges separate towers 20 miles southwest of Buffalo, were studying possible relocation to a single transmitter tower on Grand Island in the Niagara River and beaming south and east only. At present their signs are beamed in a circular direction with equal power in all direc- tions. The new transmitting setup would effectively block any transmissions to Canada. Last month, the federal Court of Appeal upheld the authority of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission to have cable systems remove U.S. commercials from U.S. channels before passing the program to Canadian cable viewers; The three stations attract about 45 per cent of the tele- vision audience in the Toronto WATCH FOR DIETER'S SKI SALE AD IN MONDAY'S CANADA WINTER GAMES TAB LOS ANGELES (AP) Two members of the rock group, The Undisputed Truth, have been sentenced in federal court here following convictions on heroin charges, which alleged the two par- ticipated in a ring sending the drug to Detroit. Singers Joe Harris and Calvin Stephenson were sentenced after they were convicted on charges of con- spiracy and possession with intent to distribute heroin. Harris was given two years in prison and Stephenson was placed on three years probation. Both remained free on bail pending appeal. BETTER MEMPHIS (AP) Elvis Presley, being treated for what his doctor says is an intestinal blockage, remained in satisfactory condition in hospital Thursday. To entertain you at the VENTURA HOTEL in Coaldale "LARRY BRANSEN" From February 3rd through 15th asStMCSSMeSSMtXMWMEWCjeSVl GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB Our Regular Dance will Not Be Held SAT., FEB 8th ANNUAL MARDIS GRAS Sat., Feb. 15th p.m. Music by "BUCKHOLZ" from Calgary ADMISSIONS.50 Congratulations to CKTA 1570.TABER on their Grand Opening. Gold Gold Productions Ltd. Bi to IN Tmyt Tiickir it Hit LtHibridgi Sportspln. Fri.. Frt. 7tk p.n. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE STING" starring Paul Newman Robert Redford. Friday, Saturday, February 7, 8. Friday shows at and p.m. ADULT. SATURDAY MATINEE "JOHNNY In color. Saturday, February 8. Show at p.m. FAMILY. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "THE STING" Paul Newman and Robert.: Redford. Friday, Saturday, February 7, 8. Friday shows at 8 p.m. ADULT. TABER Tower Theatre "UPTOWN SATURDAY Friday, Saturday, February 7, 8. Friday.shows at and p.m. SATURDAY MATINEE "WILL PENNY" Saturday, February 8, Show at p.m. NIGHTLY LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT HOTEL RANDY GLENN wwwwwwwwww TAVERN BARBARA VARTY DUO Show Times SHEET MUSIC and BOOKS MUSICLAND COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TIMES) PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Island at Top of Last Complete FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT (SATURDAY) (Show Continuous) Island at Top of Last Complete PARAMOUNT CINEMA Space Last Complete (ADULT ENTERTAINMENT) COLLEGE CINEMA Short Black Last Complete (RESTRICTED ADULT) CALENDAR OF THE ARTS Co-ordinated by the Allied Arts Council. Con- tact Bowman Arts Centre, Weekdays 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Telephone 327-2813. CURRENT EVENTS Feb. 10 Opening, Exhibition Bill Groenen, Photographs, Roger Woslyng, Potter, Bowman Arts Centre, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon- day through Friday. Feb. 12, 13 Winter Games Review, Yates Centre, p.m. Feb. 16 Concert, Nova Scotia Youth Jazz Band, Anne Campbell Singers, p.m. Feb. 17, 18, 19 One-Act Drama Festival, Yates Centre, p.m. COMING EVENTS Feb. 21, 22 Play "Le Medicin Malgre Public Library. Feb. 21, 22 Children's Theatre, "Alice in Public Library, 2 p.m. Feb. 25 Poetry Reading, Gary Geddes, Public Library, 8 p.m. Feb. 27 U of L Noon Hour Series, "Musical Composition for the Electronic Media, p.m. CONTINUING EVENTS To Feb. 15 Exhibition, "Leonardo Da Vinci" as Engineer, Public Library. The weather may have registered cold but the air waves were hot on the Phone Bill Show as irate viewers let known their feelings about last Sunday's CBC Perfor- mance Ten Lost Years. The opinion was almost un- iformly negative but the point missed on almost all calls was that even with expletives (the sorest point) deleted Ten Lost years was rotten television. What happened? What went wrong in the transition from stage to television. The Toronto Workshop production was presented at the Yates Centre last year to enthusiastic reception. The play impressed with its cleverness of concept, wit of presentation and the cast per- formed robustly. The production was lifted directly from the Barry Broadfoot book; Broadfoot took his material explicity from the lips of the survivors of the Great Depression. On stage Ten Lost Years was a slice of real life and splendid truly Canadian theatre. It told it like it was and raked the emotions of its audience with humor, horror and pathos binding all these ingredients into a most satisfying product. So what happened? On television Ten Lost Years became shapeless and aimless. Gone were the imaginative staging, the inventive setting crushed by rotten camerawork; lost the multi talents of the engaging cast in terrible miking. The freedom in the perfor- mance, the mime, dance, music, the balance that kept the audience between tears and laughter all .gone! 'What could have been done? Well the production could have been staged in a theatre, the camera attendant in the audience. Alternately it should have been produced (and it could have been) as a legitimate vehicle for television.. What we got was a sow's ear made from an honestly homespun purse. The ultimate impression was of an "aren't we clever" effort by a class of earnest drama students. And the ex- pletives, a part of the living language, has all the impact of an urchin cocking a snoot. What stunned on stage but was part of the exciting theatrical fabric became merely disconcerting. Undoubtedly the work of Toronto Workshop Produc- tions was the victim of a mis- guided project, an ultimate disappointment in what was so eagerly anticipated. Local stations almost inevitably hear the brunt of viewer disfavor for network boo boos so a kudo or two does not come amiss. CJOC- TV has come up a winner in the National Can Pro Festival of local community programming, with their tap- ing of Frist-ilia Pringle's Predicament. The melodrama was authored by Ed Bayly and was first produced by Playgoers at the last year's Lethbridge and District Exhibition. The local station rightfully decided that the effort deserv- ed a wider audience and arranged the taping in their studios. That session, to get the half hour show, required four hours work by the cast and the television crew and it not only went to air but in prime time. The Can Pro recognition (runner up in entertainment, is welcomed and should encourage CJOC-TV to do more in this line. As it stands'it would appear that the local station is the only one in Canada to telecast drama. This was not a first effort though; back in the sixties CJLH-TV (then) aired Bill Matheson's winning one act play Chinook. Shot with one camera, live and in black and white. Priscilla, Sergeat Presson and the dastardly villain Grimshaw Grimes will ride again, this time in {he One Act Drama Festival to be staged at the Yates Centre February 17, 18, 19. The local festival sponsored for the third year by Allied Arts Council and the Alberta Drama Festival Association has attracted entries from At- tic Theatre, Coaldale Little Theatre, Harlequin Players, Quarter Theatre Troupe, the U of L Drama department, The West Side Players. Playgoer's Prisdlla will not be the only locally authored play; U of L's Richard Epp will stage and direct his own The Lust Plateau. With the witty Dr. Brian Tyson on hand as adjudicator and a dollar ticket for each evening's performance of three (or more) plays the festival is a great entertain- ment buy. More Winter Games enter- tainment in the big shindig to follow the opening ceremonies, there's the THIS WEEKEND at the LEGION Friday Beaver Room "VARIETY MEN" Saturday Beaver Room "VARIETY MEN" Vimy Lounge "THE METROS" MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS Winter Games Entertainment February 10-15 February 17-22 MCCALMONT EXPRESS" "ARIRANG SISTERS" ititii INERS' 733-13th ST. N. and Invited OiMtis Only! review of song, dance and comedy at the Yates Feb. 12, 13 and a nice get.- together touch as the Nova Scotia Youth Jai> Band and the Anne Campbell Singers team for a concert Sunday February 18. When the drama festival is over Playgoers will start on their production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Casting has been completed by direc- tor Dr. Terry Theodore; rehearsals begin right after the Winter Games in the Bowman Arts Centre with production scheduled for the first week of April. On the movie scene1 All Time Box Office Champions are the current fare. Gone With The Wind (Number 3) had a short but successful run and may return later in the year. ZOO: A Space Odyssey (Number 26) is the current offering offering another op- portunity .to ponder Stanley Kubrick's enigma. Next up will be Dr. Zhivago now number nine as a money winner. The Godfather is still all time champ at a figure of 85 million dollars, followed closely by Sound of Music. Good television movies this week. Most interesting is Saturday noons 1932 classic If I had a Million. A roster of stars in this one with the laurels going to Charles Laughton for the most memorable segment. Same day you have your choice of fair Hitchcock in Frenzy and Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, but the nicest bet is Friendly Persuasion with Gary Cooper and Anthony Perkins. Sunday CBC's Per- formance sails into calmer waters with Man in A Tin Canoe. Monday an unknown Cold Sweat with a great cast in Charles Bronson, Liv Ullman and James Mason, or you can have Elizabeth Montgomery as the Lizzie Borden who gave Mum and Dad the axe. Tuesday it's James Franciscus in a new. TV movie Trial of Captain Jensen, Thursday the interesting Bless the Beasts and Children of Stanley Kramer. paramount cinema NOW SHOWING NOTE FEATURE it mil p.m. fora perfect vacation take... ADULT the ultimate trip college cinema TONIGHT and SATURDAY Now Showing at and p.m. If this movie doesn't make your skin crawl... It's on too tight! EIRDULLEA MARGOT KIDDER nring JOHN SAXON ultFulUi RESTRICTED ADULT Warning Extremely Foul Language. NOW SHOWING thru THURSDAY FAMILY paramount [TONIGHT SHOWS it ind p.m. FAMILY Kids Matinees Evenings WMTDISNE? PRODUCTIONS' MKHARTMAN MNASMEN MNETAEGKEMYR JARRE WINSTWHIBLER iCD gnwiiMtewrnuuittt WUTINSNEY, WIMHE tbt POOH iRd TI6GERTOO t 1 ;