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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wagon-train trek north planned by homesteaders TORONTO (CP> sixty modern-day homesteaders planning a wagon-train trek to the Peace River district of the Canadian northwest remain enthusiastic despite the prospect of a cool reception from Alberta government officials. They have no horses or wagons yet, but as they gath- ered Saturday in a cold barn northwest of here they were told that the organizers still plan to have the train on the road by April for its month march to a supposed new frontier. "Are we really co- organizer Gary Horan shouted rhetorically at the "pioneers' who have decided to scrap their urban lifestyles. Back came a chorus of: After thousands of inquiries from people as far away as Israel, 14 families have been selected to go, including 26 children under 16 years. Many of them plan to sell ev- erything they own to make their dreams of a new life come true. Les Corman, with his wife and three small children in tow, declared: "The whole deal is that when you work for somebody, they own you. There's no way I can see a future here at all. My kids are raring to go, to get out of the city." Fred Young said his 'family plans to sell its house and "start from square one." Kveryone told reporters they realize how tough the trek will be. "When we get out there, those mountains are.trea- one organizer said. "People could get killed." Mr. Horan was asked about press reports that the Alberta government has been trying to discourage the project. "I've had discussions with Charles Paquin, director of lands, and Dr. Allan Warrack, minister of lands and forests, and we're encouraged by their attitudes. "Their concerns are com- patible with wel- fare of the people on the wagon train. I feel confident we'll arrive at mutually ac- ceptable solutions." Meanwhille, the search is on for horses and suitable exactly in good supply. One man suggested a wagon-maker in Elmira, Ont., who might be able to build prairie schooners for around less if he got enough or- ders. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON-Mayfair Theatre "THE MECHANIC" Starring Charles Bronson. Tues- day, Wednesday, January 7, 8. Tuesday show at p.m. Theatre "SCREEMING TIGERS" Starring Wang Yu. Tuesday, January 7. Shows at and p.m. ADULT. PINCHER Theatre "OUR TIME" Starring Pamela Sue Martin and Betsy Slade. In color. Tuesday, Wednesday, January 7, 8. Show at p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. Top jazz guitarist dead at 47 LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Rene Thomas, the world's top jazz guitarist in a 1963 poll conducted by Down Beat magazine, has died of a heart attack in Santander, Spain, friends here said Monday. He was 47. Thomas, a Belgian, began his career at the end of the Se- cond World War when he formed a trio called the Bob Shots with Bobby Jaspar and Jacques Pelzer. He also performed with such musicians as Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Lou Bennet and Denny Clarke before joining the Stan Getz Quartet in 1969. Thomas performed mostly in Canada and the United States. Find wreck PENZANCE, England (Reuter) A< British diving team said today it has located the wreck of an 18th-century battleship thought to contain a major art collection which belonged to the diplomat hus- band of Lady Emma Hamilton, mistress of Ad- miral Lord Nelson. The ship Colossus went down off the island- of Sampson in the Isles of Scilly in 1798. Now a diving team un- der Roland Morris wants to salvage the wreck. Tuesday, January 7, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Liz Taylor's companion fined on car charges LOS ANGELES Henry Wynberg, 41, constant companion, of film star Elizabeth Taylor since her divorce from Richard Burton, has been fined on charges of setting car mileage meters back in his used car business, a spokesman for Wynberg said Monday. The Dutch-born Wynberg was to have appeared in superior court in the eastern Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk today, but instead made an unscheduled Doctors at the double A husband and wife, Philip and Ruth Parry 'of Ringwood, England, both became Doctors of Philosophy at the same ceremony at the University of Tech- nology Monday. Philip, 27, received his degree for research into computers and Ruth, 25, gets hers for design investigations on pile fabric design research Turntable topics Harris album jazz classic ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AUTHORITY SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLIC HEARINGS into the Use of Pesticides and Herbicides in Alberta Although we have been touring the Province and have held hearings in 14 locations to date.ynany Albertans have not had the opportunity to express their views and participate in these public hearings into the use of herbicides and pesticides in Alberta. For those of you who were not able to attend previously, the Environment Conservation Authority will be conducting supplementary public hearings in the following locations: Hearing Dates and Locations All hearings will commence at a.m. Doors will be open for registration at a.m. January 21 ......................Edmonton E.C.A. Hearing Room January 28 ......................Edmonton E.C.A. Hearing Room February 4.......................Brooks.....................................Provincial Building February 11 .....................Edmonton E.C.A. Hearing Room February 18.....................Edmonton If Needed Individuals, companies and organizations are encouraged to participate by attending and presenting a brief or submission. Objectives The primary objective of the hearings is to enquire into the present policies and programsof pesticide and herbicide use. The benefits of use are to be weighed against the hazards that may develop from continued and widespread applica- tion of these chemical compounds with a view to ensuring that future social and economic development is in keeping with the goals of environment con- servation. Information Available To assist the public in preparing statements, the Authority has issued eight information bulletins, on display at the fifty Environment Conservation Author- ity intormatibn centres located in Alberta Public Libraries throughout the province. Copies of the bulletins may be obtained from the Environment Conservation Authority offices in Edmonton. For more information please mail the coupon below to: ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AUTHORITY 2100 College Plaza, Tower 3, 8215 -112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M4 Telephone: 423-2247 Please tel) me the location of your Information Centre In my locale. I would like to receive additional information lor Public Hearings Into the Use ol Pesticides and Herbicides in Alberta. Name Address By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Eddie Harris Is Eddie Harris is one of those guys who is always coming up with varied and unique musical styles. But its always jazz Eddie Harris jazz. Some of his music is raunchy, fast and funky some of it is soft and melo, but the music is always good. Harris' originality reminds me of Charles Mingus. Every song has a new feeling, a new sound. He may not be appreciated as much as he should, -but that's probably because he is ahead of his time. Joining Harris on this album are Ron Muldrow on guitar and guitorgan, Rufus Reid on electric and string bass, and William James, drums and electric bongos. The highlights of Is It In include the funky title track to the free-form Tranquility and Antagonistic and ballads These Lonely Nights and Look Ahere. This album could be Harris' best yet. (Atlantic SD1659.) Dino and Sembello. "Philadelphia That's what the music of Ralph Palladino "Dino" and John Sembello is being termed. The music is an interesting combination of rock, blues and soul and perhaps even a bit of country. Side two opens with Holy Moment, with Dino and Sembello accompanied by some great brass back-up. The harmony is really tight and arrangements of all the. numbers are very well done. The song, Helpless, is not the one done by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. All the songs on this album are written by Dino, Leiber and Stroller. The albums more poignant number is Neighborhood, a vivid evocation of a city childhood that Dino and. Sembello wrote in 1967. But there's music for dancing as well as for reflection. The musical influence of Stevie Wonder is evident throughout the album. (A M SP-3657.) Shawn Phillips Further- more. It is as difficult to attach a label to the music of Shawn Phillips as it is to explain his personality, someone once said. Phillips is down to earth, his tastes are simple and he is totally reachable. One can get to know him easily, through his music. His music? Well, Phillips' music has no boundaries. He fuses rock and roll with folk and funky rhythms and it even contains evidence of his love for classical music. His amazing four-octave' voice is self-trained, as is his ability to play the guitar. The album is fantastic when Shawn Phillips plays, you listen. Highlights of this album are tracks, Ninety Two Years, See You, Song for Northern Ireland, and the title song, Furthermore. A M SP-3662. Musicians convicted on drug charge LOS ANGELES (AP) A jury has convicted two members of a rock group of conspiracy and possession Of heroin with intent to dis- tribute. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Muntean said Joe Harris and Calvin Stephenson, both of West Hollywood and members of the rock group The Undisputed Truth, were convicted F'riday with five other persons in connection with the alleged smuggling operation. Prosecutors said heroin was transported from Mexico through San Diego and Los Angeles to Detroit. Others -convicted were Darryle Calhoun, a rock music promoter, James W. Wimbley, Clifford Burston, James E. Ellis and Andrew Sheppard. Sentencing before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Lydick was set for Feb. 4. appearance before Judge Julius Leetham Friday. Leetham reduced the four felony counts of grand theft against Wynberg to mis- demeanors. Wynberg was ac- cused of setting four mileage meters back between July, 1972, and May, 1973, to get higher prices for the cars. The judge also placed him on probation. Under the felony counts he faced a possible prison sentence. Wynberg was introduced to Miss Taylor by actor Peter Lawford in 1973. He gave up his used car agency soon after meeting the actress. Funeral set BRANTFORD, Ont. (CP) A funeral service is to be held here Wednesday for broad- caster Gordon Cook, 60, who died in hospital Sunday after a lengthy illness. He began his career in Re- gina, later moving to Toronto where he worked for radio station CFRB. He came to Brantford in the early 1960s and became news director of radio station CKPC. He retired three years ago. paramount NOW SHOWING Daily it and p.m. Show Times Tuesday. January 7 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects: AIRPORT 75: 9-25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: TAMARIND SEED: 9-40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: 9'30 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects: RETURN OF DRAGON: LAST COMPLETE SHOW- 9-00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT U.S. sugar price decline expected NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) Barring natural disasters in next year's sugar crop, prices in the United States should go down now .that the U.S. government has scrapped federal controls, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation says. William J. Kuhfuss of Mack- inaw, 111., made the com- ments in an interview when he arrived for the opening today of the federation's 56th annual meeting. Louisiana cane growers, in- cluding James Graugnard, president of the state Karm Bureau Federation, have warned that dropping federal sugar controls could mean higher, less stable prices. In its past session, Congress allowed the 40-year-old Sugar Act, which set import quotas and provided subsidies, to lapse. Louisana growers fought re- peal of the program, but Kuh- fuss indicated Sunday he thought Congress took the right step. "The best direction and the best motivation is to allow the price to find its right place in the market place instead of the political he said. "Politically, sugar has been more of a tool and device of GORGE ON OYSTERS United Stales Indians gorg- ed on oysters, then dried and smoked the leftovers. Strung on slender twigs, they were carried back to villages or were bartered to the new arrivals from Europe. the state department than the agriculture department. It has been used in negotiations and relationships with foreign countries over the years." Graugnard and other sugar producers haye that scrapping the federal controls will introduce an element of uncertainty into the sugar, business that could discourage producers from expanding their crops. Ohio Players Fire Expect to hear more of Ohio Players. They've already .had .__________- one gold album, Skin Tight. I Fire is headed in the same direction. i ir 'J Their style is similar to Sly AlTEm yOU 16 and The Family Stone and the j ftaaf? Isley Brothers, a combination j aumS uedl of jazz and rock. The instrumentation and harmony is very effective, well mastered and easily evident in two potential singles, Fire, and Smoke. The music of Ohio Players is very very funky and very, very good. (Mercury SRM 1- 1013.) YAMAHA ORGANS I New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 free offer of spe- cial interest to those- who hour hnl do not understand words has been announced by Ik-llone. A j non-operating mode! of (he .small- esl Hellone aid ever made will be (jiven absolutely free in anyone I requesting il, j Send for (his free model now. 11 is not a real hearing aid, but it i will show you how tiny hearing can be. The actual aid weighs less than a third of an ounce, and it's all at ear level, in one unit. No wires lead from body to head. These models are free, so write for yours now. 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