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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, February 28, 1974 THi LETHBRIDQE HERALD Nominated for Grammy award Singer's fame comes after death LOS ANGELES (AP) Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash last September at the age of 30 before many people knew his name. He now has two albums topping the United States sales charts, a television special about to be released and two nominations for the music industry's highest award, the Grammy, to be awarded Saturday. His posthumous success is the source of grief, anger and SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON- Mayfair Theatre "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL" in color. Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 28, March 1, 2. Thurs- day show at p.m. FORT Theatre "WHEN THE LEGENDS DIE" in color. Starring Richard Widmark. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb- ruary 28, March 1 and 2. Thursday show at p.m. ADULT MILK Theatre "LAST AMERICAN HERO" in color. Starring Jeff Bridges and Valerie Perrine. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 28 and March 1. Thursday show at p.m. ADULT. PINCHER Theatre "ROBIN HOOD" in color. Thursday, Friday and Sat- urday, February 28, March 1, 2. Thursday show at p.m. FAMILY. Theatre "PAPER MOON" in color. Starring Ryan O'Neil and Tatun O'Neil. Thursday, February 28 shows at p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. pain to the men who worked to nurture his career, record producers Tommy West and Terry Cashman. "All this success and all his records says Cashman. "It would be nice if we could call him up and say, 'Hey Jimmy, you're No. 1 again this We would enjoy that." "It makes us feel very help- says West, who was Croce's closest friend since college days when they sang together in'glee club. "It's like a guy in the Olympics making a perfect dive and just before he hits 4he water, the camera stops." Cashman and West encour- aged Croce to record his big- gest hits, You Don't Mess Around With Jim and Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. "We were at the point where the fight was almost says Cashman. "We were at the point where we could enjoy the success and the friendship." Cashman and West were here to preview a 90-minute TV special in which they appear. The show, A Tribute to Jim Croce, will be shown in March. IT'S A HEART BREAKER The mustachioed, craggy- faced, gentle-humored Croce is shown performing, telling jokes and romping in the grass with his wife, Ingrid, and their now two-year-old son. Croce, whose death is barely mentioned in the show, was for years "just a folkie." His first record album in the folk vein was a flop and he moved back to Pennsylvania where he worked as a truck driver. In 1970, Cashman and West introduced Croce to a young guitarist, Maury Muelheisen, and together they recorded some tapes. COMMUNITY SERVICES CITY OF LETHDRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMING. SKATING and MUSEUM Feb. Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. 4 FRITZ SICK Swim, (Adults Only) Swim (Adults Only) 1200-1-00 pm PUBLIC SWIM 7.30-9.30 SWIM 3 00-6-00 p Swim (Adults Only) 12-00-1 00 pm HENDERSON PARK ICE SKATING 2 00-4.00 p Public Skating 4-00-5 30 p m ADAMS KE and PRE-SCHOOLERS FREE SKATE Noon PUBLIC SKATE 7 00-9-06 D Skate 2 00-4 00 p Skate 1 00-2 30 p m. Public Skate 3 00-5 00 p m Family Skating 6.00-7 30 CpflCKE Public Skating 4 Public Skating p Skating 1 -00-2-30 p m Public Skating 3 00-5-00 p SIR ALEXANDER GALT 00-4.30 00-4 30 p 00-4 30 p m JIM CROCE "We both knew when we heard the tapes that Jimmy had discovered how to make himself sound says "Working with Maury he found new cords and began writing about what he was." His career began to take off. "We knew a week before he died that Jim was going to' be a gigantic says Cashman. "The third album was great. TV started to understand what he was all. about." "If we win a Grammy, it's 5oing to be hard not to have immy says Cashman. "It's going to hurt not to be able to say, "Thank you, Jimmy.'" COUGARS ABOUND One of the world's densest cougar populations is found on Vancouver Island. BABY DEER here! Owl drink TO Thai! Lei s go Tolhe parly, deer. BF O. 7O IT Rabbrfup and I'll it home! unbearably good! llhink I'll duck Friskiest little wine in all the forest. Chalet BfVBY DEER "You'll be fawn'd of Baby a new-born blend of sparkling red and white wines. Try it. TV highlights THURSDAY MOVIE COMEDY: "Dear 6 p.m., Ch. 7. An eight-year-old mathematical genius uses his talents to win a horse ra'ce so that money may be collected for an art school but he develops a crush on Bjigitte Bardot. MUSICAL: Jack, 10 Ch. 7. An original musical exploring the various aspects of man through playing-card Jacks and each Jack has a Jill. CRIME DRAMA: Ironside, 8 p.m., Ch. 13. A woman who has a bullet buried very near her heart is suspiciously undisturbed after learning it's there. MOVIE DRAMA: "The p.m., Ch. 7. A TV- movie about a sheriff coping with racial tensions in a small western community. SPORT: Boxing, 10 p.m., Ch. 13. Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier 12-round non-title fight in which Ali bested Frazier in a unanimous decision. NEWS: CTV National, 11 p.m., Ch. 13. International news including a report on the British election results. SCIENCE FICTION: "Destination Inner a.m. Ch. 7. On the ocean floor explorers find a strange craft peopled by strange beings. FRIDAY INTERVIEW: Fred Davis Show, 11 a.m., Ch. IS.Comedienne Barbara Hamilton in a reflective mood about her career. MOVIE COMEDY: "Nobody's 1 p.m., Ch. 13. Men from a submarine rescue vessel steal a Buddha from a shrine and hide it in a cave. Gov't pledges funds for new theatre project THURSDAY aid FRIDAY "MAQIC CITY" At The MINERS' 733-13th St. N. MEMBERS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY NOTE: 1974 MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW DUE 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 No undw 16 aHowwL ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WHKIND INTlRTAIHIilNT TtanrfiT. Frtrmry ZJ "BRIDGETOWN TRIO" Fridiy. Mired 1 "CHEMOS" Saturday, March 2 Upstairs Downstairs "CHEMOS" paramount LAST TIME TONITE By JAMES NELSON EDMONTON (CP) Rising building costs are adding a day to the projected cost of a new million home for Citadel Theatre says its founder and president, Joseph H. Shoctor. The new theatre, replacing the cramped 274-seat converted Salvation Army hall which gave its name to the Citadel, is to be built on city-owned land in the heart of Edmonton, close to the main intersection of Jasper Ave. and 101st St. Mr. Shoctor, a leading lawyer and promoter of everything from football to Broadway shows, said in an interview the provincial government has pledged support for the new theatre. But it does not want to announce the sum until the federal government has announced a contribution. Ottawa's action apparently has been held up pending the formulation of a new per- forming arts policy for the secretary of state department. Such a policy has been submitted to cabinet and approved in principle. But the treasury has not yet put up the money. Mr. Shoctor said he has been pressing Ottawa to make an announcement. WAITING EXPENSIVE "The way building costs are rising, I estimate it is costing us a day, he said with his bushy grey eye- brows knotting. "If we don't get started soon, what we planned as a million project will be up to million." The Citadel has clearly out- grown its brown brick structure two long blocks west of the new site. It now has close to subscribers, and seating is so tight in the little theatre that the regular customers can't exchange seats for another night "Our audience is unique, be- cause if you take that in proportion to the rest of the country. I don't think any theatre in the country can boast of that kind of support." Hike pensions EDMONTON (CP) About 3.000 retired Alberta teachers will receive a five-per-cent pension increase retroactive to Jan. 1. Education Minister Lou Hyndman said today. He said the increase is "an adjustment to compensate for increased living costs" and will cost 1610.000 this year. The provincial government will contribute with the rest coming from the teachers pension fund. Show Times Chalet Wines Ctd. CHALET WINES LTD. CALGARY. ALBERTA. CANADA PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7-00 910 RO81N HOOD 745955 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subject 7 15 9.25 OONT LOOK NOW 730 940 LAST COMPLETE SHOW RESTRICTED ADULT COLLEGE ClfEMA: MAGNUM FORCE 7iOO