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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta G THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, Junuuiy Service record of choirmaster hard to topple OTTAWA (CP) A promise of a gold watch led to almost 52 years of interrupted service for choirmaster Lawrence Virr. "I missed two Sundays this year because I was ill in the hospital." said the 80-year-old' pianist and organist. "Before that 1 never missed a ser- vice." Born in England, Mr. Virr came to Ottawa in 1922 and since then has led choirs every Sunday: "My father, who was a great singer, promised me his gold watch if 1 could learn to accompany him on the he said. "I learned piano in two years but I didn't get the watch until he died. By that time 1 didn't want it." Mr. Virr's professional career also included motion picture theatres in the early 1920s. "Accompanying silent films nearly drove me nuts because we had to play the music on opening nights without having seen the films." But his main interest was religious music. He was choir- master and organist at St. John's Anglican Church fur 31 years. He has held similar posts at St. Barnabas and St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican churches and now; at the age of 80, he has been choirmaster at All Saints Anglican Church for 11 years. "Music has been good to me and has kept me out of he said. "1 love old-fashioned church music, especially Bach, tradi- tional hymns and Christmas carols." Mr. Virr's dedication as choirmaster has led to great loyalty from his choirs. Some of his choir members t have been with him for more than 30 years, following him from churcn to church. Mr. Virr said it is difficult now to keep a choir together because of declining public interest. "People don't attend church as regularly as they used to. Younger people especially are more interested in watching football on television or skiing on Sunday than singing in the choir." Messy Mini Miss Three-and-a-half year-old Justine Hayles of Hounslow got" herself into a rather messy situation at a tea party in London, England, after she won the Mini Miss United Kingdom title for 1975. Justine was among ten finalists competing for the title annually sponsored by baby and children's wear specialists. We started off by saying "Something must be Now, we can has been instance, take a look at what we've done for the following: 1. (or per month increase for employeesof The General Service of the Province. The Alberta Liquor Control Board. The Alberta Hospital Services' Commission. The Research Council of Alberta. The Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission. 2. per month bonus for employees of The University Hospital, Edmonton. The Clenrose Hospital, Edmonton. The W. W. Cross Cancer Hospital, Edmonton Calgary. The Foothills Hospital, Calgary. 3. per month increase, across the board, for employees of the University of Lethbridge. 4. per month Northern Allowance for employees of The General Service of the Province. The Alberta Liquor Control Board. The Alberta Alcoholism Drug Abuse Commission. 5. per month Fort McMurray Allowance for employees of The General Service of the Province. The Alberta Liquor Control Board. The Alberta Alcoholism Drug Abuse Commission. Civil Service Association of Alberta faulty TV sets recalled TOKYO (HuutcrJ-Japan's Matsushita Electric Company is recalling about Pan- asonic color television sets sold in the United States for suspected radioactive leaks. The action will be taken in compliance with the U.S. health, education and welfare department's instruction call- ins on the Japanese maker to Personality is required to be porno film star SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pornographic film casting di- rector Bob Cecchini and his assistant Calpurnia say they're looking for actors with good personalities. They interview up to 15 would-be skin flick stars every day. Prospective porn stars must be young and physically attractive, but "we try to find people with good per- says Cecchini. "If we think they are pleas- ant, there's a good chance they'll be easier for directors and cameramen to work with. "Surprisingly enough, the personality emerges on screen, even in the kind of films we make." Calpurnia interviews the women and Cecchini the men for the Mitchell Brothers sex film company. Some 'people seek the work for the money, they report. Others do it to satisfy their curiosity or their ego and some see it as a way to break into legitimate films. "Most of the chicks simply want to earn some Cecchini said in an interview. The applicants come from a variety of walks of life. "We've had insurance men, bankers, brokers, lawyers, an optometrist and one Calpurnia said. Mitchell Brothers, who make films for the national market and operate six theatres in the San Francisco Bay area, expect to hire some 200 actors and actresses dur- ing the next year to make 20- minute sex films. They pay a guaranteed minimum of a film. Most applicants are recruited through classified newspaper ads, then Cecchini and Calpurnia weed them out in interviews. They take down names, ad- dresses and measurements for costumes, then ask applicants what kind of. sexual activity they are willing to perform on film. Calpurnia photographs the women nude from the waist up, but does only facial portraits of the men, "unless I find them really attractive and am almost sure we'll use them." '74 Oscar race Year of Copycat LOS ANGELES (AP) If the current Oscar race seems duller than usual, perhaps that is because 1974 was the Year of the Copycat. The studios aimed their big guns at repeating previous suc- cesses, thereby depriv- ing the screen of real in- novation. Big budgets were expended in an ef- fort to match disaster epics such as Airport and The Poisedon Adventure. Although they are succeeding at the box office, Airport 1975, Earthquake and The Towering Inferno are attracting no serious attention for the Academy Awards, ex- cept in special effects. Likewise the impact on the awards by God- father Part II is blunted because it is a sequel. Some critics have proclaimed it better than the original, but it lacks the startling newness and the perfor- mance of Marlon Bran- do. Other Oscar hopefuls seem to have a derivative nature. Lenny borrows heavily from Orson Wells' classic Citizen Kane. The Front Page, The Three Musketeers and The Great Gatsby all are based on previous movies. This doesn't mean the Oscar race is any less spirited. The studios now are trying -to win favor in the nom- inations, due Feb. 24. The Academy voters are invited to screenings every- where, trade papers bulge with ads and usually reclusive stars are appearing on tele- vision talk shows. The awards season produces heartaches for studios like MGM and Columbia with no Os- car hopefuls, aqd headaches for those studios with too many. For instance, Paramount must give equal treatment to Chinatown, Godfather The Little Prince, The Great Gatsby, The Longest Yard, The Conversation, The Gambler and Murder on the Orient Express. Not, all are Oscar calibre, of course, but the makers and stars of the films need to be placated. Hence, Paramount publicists show no favoritism. I Ke jAzza jpace 329.- 5th Street S., Phone 329-3434 EVERY i Wednesday SPAGHETTI DAY at The PIZZA PLACE Spaghetti Meat Sauce 1 49 PER ORDER repair its TV sets after tests which were reported to have shown that they ieak radio- active rays under certain conditions. It was not immediately known what these conditions wore and the Japanese firm claimed that they never leak radioactive rays under nor- mal conditions. TV highlights TUESDAY COMEDY: p.m., Cli. 9. Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers star as a heavy barrage leads to mass confusion at the 4077th. MUSIC: Ian Tyson, p.m., Ch. 13. Ian is joined by singers Narvel Felts and Don Williams. DRAMA: Police Story, p.m., Ch. 7 and 9 p.m., Ch. 9. A sergeant is acting without thinking as he is blinded by his desire fur lieutenant's bars. James Fareritino, Jan Michael Vincent and Lyle Bettger star. MEDICAL DRAMA: Marcus Welby, M.D., p.m., Ch. 13 and 9 p.m., Ch. 11. The first of a two part drama finds a wealthy former boy friend of an artificial kidney recipient wanting to resume an affair with a girl who is afraid the stress could adversely affect her condition. Robert Young is joined by Lindsay Wagner and Dack Rambo. SPECIAL REPORT: Prime Time, 10 p.m., Ch. 7. Don McNeill hosts an interview with ballet dancers Valery and Galena Panov. DOCUMENTARY: Maclear, p.m., Ch. 13. "The Axis Thirty Years Later" is a study of economic expansion and military growth in West Germany and Japan. WEDNESDAY COMEDY-DRAMA SPECIAL: ABC Aftersehool Special, 4 p.m., Ch, 11. Sixth grader Mouse Fawley calls the school bully an ape man in "Pssst! Hammerman's After Christian Juttner and Jim Sage star. PEPSI RADIO AND TV LISTINGS ----------------ited by the Radio and Televliion Any vari- ation in program, schedule uv-due-to-Jatt-mimite by tnvna-- lionj and ii not the retponaibllity of Chinook Baveraget Limited or The Lethbridge Herald. 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