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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tumday, February 25, 1975 Has advice for young hopefuls Singer defies pattern for success LOS ANGELES (AP) When young hopefuls ask John Denver how they can get started in the music business, he tells them: "Don't do what anyone else is doing. Because if you do, you're No. Z already." The system worked for John Denver. For a half-dozen years he was singing songs that nobody else was doing and, it was conceivable, that nobody wanted to hear. But he persisted, and three years ago he clicked with his first million-seller, Take Me Home, Country Roads. Now, he says, "I believe I am the biggest record-seller in the world." And he con- tinues to defy the normal patterns for success. Denver came out of the Rockies for his third televi- sion special, which will appear on the ABC network March 10. Denver, born Henry John Deutchendorf in Roswell, N.M., on New Year's Eve, 1943, is a slender man of medium height with hay-stack hair hanging over his round- steel-rimmed glasses. In an interview, he traced his success, which followed hard years of slogging through coffee houses and fairgrounds. "I quit college (Texas Tech) in 1964 because I found that singing and playing the guitar were more enjoyable to me than anything I was doing in he said. He went to Los Angeles, worked as a draftsman until he started getting jobs in coffee houses, changed his name because he realized Deutchendorf wouldn't fit on record labels. Denver got marrjed, joined the Chad Mitchell Trio on its downswing, went through periods "when I was way overdrawn and getting notices to pay today or get out of the apartment." "But we weren't dis- he said. "If you do what works and you enjoy it, then you get a positive feed- back. Then it's working for you." Denver's career began to turn with his song, Leaving on a Jet Plane, although Peter, Paul and Mary made the hit record. Since Country Roads finally did it for him, he has enjoyed seven consecutive gold records. Now he lives in Aspen, Colo., comes here for televi- sion and recording dates, and has resisted suggestions that he record near his home. "One of the reasons I live in Aspen is so I can maintain a perspective on my life." Texas Massacre film 'gruesome' I Ke Pizza J'lace 329 5th Street S., Phone 329-3434 EVERY Wednesday SPAGHETTI DAY at The PIZZA PLACE Spaghetti Meat Sauce 149 1 PER ORDER VANCOUVER (CP) Peo- ple who go to see the Texas Chainsaw Massacre after reading British Columbia provincial film classifier R. W. McDonald's warning deserve what they get, says Mr. McDonald. He said the film, which was the subject of debate last week in the B.C. legislature, is exactly as he described it in the warning he ordered for advertisements: "An ex- tremely gruesome, disgusting pictured" Mr. McDonald said his of- fice hasn't had many com- plaints about the film although several people have asked questions. "It certainly isn't a very good he said. "It's rather cheap." The film became a matter of debate Thursday when B.C. Conservative Leader Scott Wallace asked in the House whether complaints had been received and whether a review of .its classification was being considered. Attorney-general Alex MacDonald replied that he would investigate. He said Sunday he hasn't heard back from an official who is looking into the matter. Meanwhile, two officials of the local theatre where the movie is showing gave contradictory answers when asked about patrons' reac- tions. John Bernard, the theatre manager, said he hasn't heard any complaints about the 'movie. But a man who identified himself as the assistant manager of the theatre, but would not give his name, said the theatre has received about 100 complaints about the film. SALE ANNOUNCED TORONTO (CP) Cana- dian Industries Ltd. (CIL) an- nounced Tuesday the sale of the Canadian assets of McPhar Geophysics Ltd., a wholly-owned CIL subsidiary, to Venturetek International Ltd. of Toronto. Established in 1950, McPhar designs, manufactures, sells and leases geophysical instruments at its main Cana- dian facilities in Don Mills, Ont. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) One of the fathers of television is dis- illusioned with his offspring. He says the best part about it is the on-off switch. Unlike his invention, Dr. Vladimir Zworykin's name is not a household .word. Modern TV combined the ideas and research of many men, but. the Russian-born Zworykin is credited with be- ing the first to recognize that an electronic system, rather than a mechanical one, should be used. It was under Zworykin's direction that the system was perfected at the Datsun 710. More standard features than Nova, Maverick and Valiant combined. If you've been thinking of buying a compact car, you probably have Nova, Maverick and valiant on your list of possibilities. But if you're shopping for the bes't value for your money, you should add one more car to your list: a Datsun 710. Because when you check out standard features, you'll find the Datsun 710 is way out ahead of the other three. Nova, Maverick and Valiant all have standard six cylinder engines. Datsun 710 only has a four cylinder engine, but it's an Overhead Camshaft engine, which uses 43% fewer moving parts, so (here are fewer things to go wrong. Score 3 for them (1 each) and 1 for us. Now, score 1 for the Datsun's economic 4-speed transmission. (They all come with 3-speed transmissions.) Maverick, Nova and Datsun have front disc brakes. Score 2 more for them and 1 for us. Then another for Datsun because ours are power assisted. The Datsun 710 is lighter and more com- pact than they are', and still comes with a much larger battery and alternator than any of them. Score 2 more for us. Datsun 710 comes with carpeting. Nova and Valiant don't, Maverick does. Score 1 for us, and 1 for them. The Datsun corries with whitewalls and wheelcovers. Score 2 more for us. It also comes with'anti-lift wipers, separately fused dual headlights, tinted glass, electric clock, electric defogger and lighter. Score 6 for us. The 710 comas with bucket seats. 1 more for us. The bucket seats recline to 12 different positions, so give us yet another.. If you've been keeping score, that makes 17 for Datsun 710, and 6 for the Maverick, Nova and Valiant combined. Of course; we haven't listed all of their standard features. But then, we haven't listed all of ours either. (The Datsun 710 has another 60 or so we could list.) All we've tried to point out is that before you buy any kind of car, to be absolutely fair to yourself and your money, you should check out a Datsun before you decide. laboratories of Radio Corp. of America. "Television is in its in- he said in a weekend interview. "I don't mean tech- nologically, I mean socially. "Television could be of ter- rific value for human pur- poses. It could help bring world peace. But it is not used that way. There is too much violence, too much crime. "People are hypnotized by it. They look at it all the time. It's contaminating our society." Zworykin, now 85, was a 17- year-old student in Leningrad, Russia, when he began to work with a professor named Boris van Rosing on an "elec- tronic eye" a primitive tele- vision picture tube. The in- vention was patented in 1907 by van Rosing. The holder of more than 120 patents, the scientist-inventor now is retired as a vice-presi- dent of RCA. He spends his winters here, away from the colder climate of Princeton, N.J., where he still works as a consultant at the firm's main headquarters. Montreal show wins TV award MONTREAL (CP) Ex- cuse My French, a weekly situational comedy produced in Montreal, won the best tele- vision show of the year Satur- day by the Montreal branch of the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists The show's star Earl Pen- nington, won the best TV acting award for his role as Charles Hutchins, the publisher.. Best film acting award went. to Stuart Gillard, for his por- trayal of a young newspaper reporter in Why Rock The Boat. Other awards went to Dave Van Home of the Montreal Expos who was chosen sports broadcaster of the year, while Don McGowan won the best public affairs TV award for McGowan and Co. Norma Springford, a well known figure in national theatre circles received a special award for outstanding service in the cause of per- forming arts in Quebec. Dancer sketches National ballet dancer Frank Augustyn finds sketching a satisfying hobby. During break in rehear- sals for his Toronto engagement this week he sketches former dancer Leigh-Ann Griffiths. Television in infancy 'socially' says inventor TV highlights TUESDAY CRIME-DRAMA: Hawaii Fiye-0, 6 p.m., Ch. 9 and p.m., Ch. 13. Jack Lord and James MacArthur are out to pre- vent a syndicate war and must find a hit man assigned to eliminate the head of a crime family. COMEDY: Funny Farm, p.m., Ch. 13. Host Blake Em- mons is joined by singer Jeannie C. Riley and comedian Milt Kamen. CRIME-DRAMA: Police Story, 8 p.m., Ch. 9 and p.m., Ch. 7. Robert Forster and Richard Yniguez are after a syn- dicate shadow boss who made a big monopoly out of Mexican suppliers and Chicano dealers of narcotics. MEDICAL DRAMA: Marcus Welby, M.D., 8 p.m., Ch. 11 and p.m., Ch. 13. Patty Duke Astin and John Astin join Robert Young as a politician's wife's recovery is jeopardized when she hears her husband is being accused of accepting il- legal kickbacks. INTERVIEW: Johnny Carson, p.m., Ch. 9.. Marilyn Home is scheduled to appear as McLean Stevenson hosts tonight's program. DOCUMENTARY: Maclear, p.m., Ch. 13. "The Guns Across the Border" has Maclear reporting on the spread of urban violence in America. DISCUSSION: Tomorrow, 11 p.m., Ch. 9. Tom Snyder becomes involved in a discussion of pornography in films. PEPSI RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Programs are listed by trie Radio and Television Stat rri schedule IB due t t the responsibility i Herald e changes by the CHEC 1090 Farm News News, Weather, Sports News, Weather, Sports Grain Prices News, Weather, Sports News is 20 min. to the hour and 20 min. after CJOC 1220 Probe 1220 World at Six Phone Bill Show Hour of Information News and Grain Prices Probe 1220 Sports Market Report Local News World at Six CHEC-FM 100.9 Monday thru Friday Tuesday As it Happens Tuesday Night CDN Ladies' Curling Five Nights a Week Touch the Earth Folk Circle Wednesday Morning Warm-Ups Calgary Eye Opener World at Seven Concie's Carousel Midnight Concerts, Overtures and Encores CBR 1010 World at Eight Eye Opener B.B.C. News This Country in the Morning Time Signal Radio Noon Your Forum School Broadcast Off The Record World at Six DIET PEPSI PI Jobs scarce See the Yellow Pages for the Datsun Dealer nearest you. DETROIT (AP) Unemployment in Detroit how affects an estimated 21 per cent of the workforce, up frttm 13 per cent a year ago, of- ficials say. The latest city figures show of Detroit's workers are out of work and collecting unemployment, and a city labor analyst says un- employment probably will reach 24 per cent this month. City officials estimate the unemployment rate for blacks is probably- double that for whites. Tuesday IB Truth or Consequences Hollywood Squares Q Good Times News B News O Truth or Consequences O) Let's Make A Deal 0 Mash a Movie: Aloha Means Goodbye (D Happy Days 01 News O Hawaii Five-0 ID Hawaii Five-0 Movie: You Lie So Deep, My Love O Barnaby Jones Funny Farm ID Excuse My French O Police Story Marcus Welby Happy Days Marcus Welby Police Story News ONews Headline Hunters Front Page Challenge O Tonight Show Movie: Banachek 0 Police Surgeon Up Canada News Magazine Maclear News O Tomorrow News Tommy Banks Show Merv Griffin Movie: Wedding Night Wrestling WediKHJiy Farm News News Understanding Our World Salute to Agriculture Thought for the Day University on the Air Pinnochio Captain Kangaroo' Today Show Yoga Wizard of Oz Farm Facts A.M. America Klaras Korncr Canada A.M. Tales of the Rivcrhank Juliette O Today in Montana ID Audrey Ed Alien Romper Room 0) Love of Life O Hollywood Squares ID News 0) Come Alive O Jackpot O Young and Restless O Access O Blank Check CD Search for Tomorrow B News ID Lifestyle Western Schools O Celebrity Sweepstakes All My Children 0> Pay Cards Let's Make a Deal Mr. Dress Up O As the World Turns ID It's Your Move Sesame Street S10.000 Pyramid O Days of Our Lives Galloping Gourmet O The Doctors News Dale Harney O General Hospital Buckshot O The Price is Right O Partridge Family O> Woody Wood Pecker O Match Game '75 One Life to Live Movie: Wheeler Murdoch The Money Maze Sand Pebbles (Part 2) O Tattletales Mike Douglas B Wheel of Fortune O Gambit Another World The Big Showdown O Now You See It Edge of Night Our Town B Joker's Wild Split Second What's the Good Word Brady Bunch Take 30 News Family Court He Knows, She Knows Password Definition News Cronkile News Dr. Zonk the Zunkira ;