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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-23,Lethbridge, Alberta WcdnMday. Januwy 2». 1974-THC LfiTHBNIOOe HEHALD-7 COUNTRY MUSIC AMBASSADOR STARTED CAREER IN BASEBALL By MICHAEL BENNETT t'P CorrHpoadnt Back in ’U, a cocky, skinny tttsebaH-pIaying kid walked into tbe Men^s Red Sox front office ana told tfa«n how be flcured he was worth more than IlSO a month and 92‘a> day eatin’ money tor takina his turn every four days and playin* the rest of the time in the weeds-If Ibey hadn't cussed his hide and taken back the uniform, Charley Frank Pride mi^t have made the jump ftom the old Negro American League to tbe big time, like Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron before him. And one of country music's finest ambassadors would have been heard from only at the plate and in the locker room. "At tbe time, I had no idea I was preparin’ mysetf for this DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS HOSACK Carttflad DmHiI MMhwite Sull* «-304 Stti SI. 8. Ph. 327.7244 LtlMindg« type of role s far as even bein’ in countiy mutlc. 1 Just sang it because I loved it. My ambi-Uon was to be tbe greatest baseball player that ever p«t on a uniform.” It probably still is, in day-li^t dreams on flights from Dallas to Nashville, where be has recorded 20 albums, to Houston, where he drew «5,-«41 for two shows at tbe ’72 livestock show and rodeo, STILL TRAINS Charley goes to spring train' ing with Milwaukee Brewers every year. He says it keeps him in shape. He’s covered a lot of ground since he bussed around Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana and Florida with the Red Sox and the Birmingham Black Barons. "I was subscribing to The Sportir^ News from St. Louis there, it had all the minor leagues and standiqgs, and 1 read an ad said: ‘Ball player capable of playin’ A ball, write this number.' So I wrote and I got a reply from Missoula, Mont. Told me to get in the best shape as possible at home and if they signed me, they’d reimburse me. WANT TO BE POPULAR? Phone 329^0955 Monte Cristo Dance Academy AfTEPNiJiJN F OH COUPLES /2 PRICE The Kinsmsn Club of Latbbridge In Coniunction WHh The Lethbridge Minor Hocltey Association Proud// Presents SKATt-t-THOM ‘73-‘74 To Be Held On Henderson Lake During Minor Hockey Week Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 1974 (Weather Permitting) PARTICIPATING OflGANIZATIONS iraulitlowi LETHBRIDGE MINOR HOCKEY •    Navy League •    Gemini Qrmnastlee Club •    McKlllop United Cuba and Scout Troop •    20th Lethbridge Cub Pack •    Immanuel Lutheran Youth Club lor hirllMr iRromiliM Itlk II iRf Kiismn CItb Mttib« Kinsmen Giub Of Letiibrìdge «-/jNCfSeif , v.safcaf.rii' <ÆÎÎS6' I «i Saturday. Jan, 26 — 8 p.m. Lithbridfi CoUofiitt Institite also presenting «THE LCI BAND’’ Advanee Tickeia $2.0« - M the Do«r $2.M LlltTtna, MUMCIAND mt •HOmHS Dllua MART, C«3«r* VIMfl» HWI “S 1 mortgaged all my furniture, about 400 bucks, left 200 with my wife, and beaded for Missoula. “I'd been in two games, up three times, got two hits, drove in two runs. That’s 750. So 1 started singin’ in nightclubs." The team sent him over to Helena where the smelter kept job« open for players. One night, somebody brought a guitar to the park and he sang the Lonzo and Oscar novelty song There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea over the public address system. That and a good night at the plate got him some publicity and more club dates. “In fact, for 2^4 years, I drove from Helena to Anaconda to play on a Friday night, 80 miles, sing for five hours until two o’clock, drive back, get tiome about four o'clock, get up about six, punch in, get off at three, drive back. Two-and-a-half years, SO bucks a night.” Then in ’63, the late Red Folev and Red Sovine came to Helena for a show and Charley was «1 the second half, singing Lovesick Blues and Heartaches By the Numbers because he hadn’t anything of his own. "After I got through, they said: ‘Man, I never seen anything like it. You’re unique. You oug^t to go to Nashville. You're country.' 'i had a lot of fans locally who figured I ought to do somethin’ for mv<ielf I told 'em ‘But I siQg rountry music I never known ’em to record anybody with a tan this deep.”’ Now he says: “I used to sit on the porch and think: ‘Tliere’s somethin’ out there. I want to do somethin*. I thought I could do it in baseball. but and the adulation of millUms and it all comes back to Abner Doubleday. A base hit in the big time means almost as much as being named entertainer of the year by the Country Music Association. EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NBWfSOO BLACKOUT PlMyMl Till Won (No Numbor Limit} .No one under 16 years allowed PL'BLIC - UPSTAIRS ELKS and INVITED GUESJS ONLY DOW WEEKEND EHtfehtAIMlWENT Thu™., Jan. 24B1--FRANKI.V BHOTHEftS“ FrI., Jin. 2$th—"CHAnADES” Saturday, Januwy 26th— ^ Up«alf»-“BAVMOMD CANADIANS” Oown«alr*-“VABIETY MEM* “BeERFEST” M»n.. Jan. 2Sth to Sat., Fab 2nd •    DMkiwytartd, Pilm Sprina«, Grand Canyon. Tour* Feb. 9 and March i — from $286. te days transpoftallon and accornodatlor) (twin) Fl«no, San Francisco, Fisherman's Whart, Hollywood. Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, Patm Springs. Grand Canyon and Las Vegas •    HAWAIIAN TOUR—WAIKIKI,.Maroh1»th ■ At Low Aa S430 per poraon u days, return transportation by Pacific Western Airlines and accomodaUons Personally escorted Ijy Steve and Cathy Kotch. Reservations must be made prior to January 31. , •    April Eaatar Holiday DItnayiand Tour »Im u tm 11 days transportation and accommodaiion (twin) Reno, San Franciseo-Hollywood. Disneyland, Las Vegas NORTHERN BUS TOURS LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.    PHONE 3g7-3536 TV highll«hts WKUNKSDAY SFOHT; NHL Hockey, « p.m.. Ch. 13. The Toronto Maple Lt>als meet the Canadiens at Montreal. SPECIAL: Robert Bums, 1:» p.m.. Ch. 7. A local tribute to the famous Scottish bard, Rolwrl Burns SFOHT: Commonwealth Game«, 8 p.m.. Ch. 7. Prince Philip officially onens the 10th British Commonwealth Games, hve via satellite from Christchurch. New Zealand SCIENCE FICTION; “The Questor Tapes,” 8:3« p.m., Ch. 13. A computerized robot in human form who faces a nuclear death. SPECIAL; Energy Conierence,p.m.. Ch. 7. A report op the ministerial conference in Ottawa on the energy crisis MOVIE DRAMA: "Thailk You All Very Much,” 12 mid-nighl, Ch. 7. A graduate student facing unwed motherhood in London THURSDAY INTERVIEW: Fred Davis. 11 a.m.. Ch. 13. Conclusion of conversation and film clips from “Monty Python s Flying Cir- MOVIE MYSTER; "Five Desperate Women." 1 p.m.. Ch. 13. A group of women hold their college reunion on an Island and suddenly find themselves targets for murder. French comedian Yvon Deschamps, 38, of Montreal is French* Canada's foremost comedian. The vehicle for his success has been his ability to create the ultimate tragi-comic characters—the buffoon who allows life’s assaults to talte their toll without having the desire or capacity to fight back. Orchestra tour plans proceeding THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Concert Series A Recital - by MERRILL DEMARCO Coloratura Soprano Thelma O’Neill, piano YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE LMhbrldfl« Wednesdiy. January 30.6:30 p.m. TICKETS Leisters’ Music Limifed Switchtioard Operator, University ol Lettibndge Yates Centre (immediately prior lo perlormance) Adult» $2.00 Student* 50« OTTAWA (CP) — Plans are proceeding without interruption for a projected tour of China by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, says an external affairs deparfinent source. Both the department and the Canada Council said they knew nothing of any possibility that the tour might be cancelled except what they had read in the newspapers. Press reports raised the possibility of a cancellation after Chinese official statements criticized Western music as played there recently by the Philadelphia Orchestra. A music authority here said that the Chinese ohlection was not to the whole of the classical Western music repertoire. The Chinese viewed only certain composers’ worlcs as “reactionary and bourgeois,” including works by the French composer Calude Debussy and the German, Richard Strauss. An external affairs source confirmed that the Vancouver Symphony had submitted a list of the works it proposed to play in China, and the Chinese offered no objection. Travel plans and other arrangements for the trip, scheduled for September, now are beii^ worked out by the department of external affairs with Chinese authorities. The source said there has been no hitch in this planning, and so far as he knew the trip would proceed. Announcer heads ACTRA TORONTO (CP) - The national officers and executive of the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists {ACTRA) were elected at the union’s annual meeting of the board of directors held here. The officials, elected for the 1974-75 term, were chosen from the directors elected by the membership in ACTRA’s 10 branches, a news release today said. The release said those elected included: Donald R. Parrish, a Toronto announcer and singer, president; William Fulton, an actor and writer from Halifax and Jack Gray, a Toronto writer, vice-presidents; and Lorraine Thomson, a Toronto host and commentator, treasurer. The executive members elected included Jack Goth, a Calgary actor, Victor Knight, a Montreal actor, and Ron Wigmore, an actor and commentator from Edmonton. SOUTHEHN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON - Mayfair Tlwatre "LOVE AND PAIN AND THE WHOLE DAMN THING" m color. Starring Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms. Wednesday, January 23, show at 8:15 p.m. ADULT. MILK RIVER ~ Sunland Theatre ■‘HEARTBREAK KID" in color. Starring Cybll Shepherd and Eddts Albert. Thursday and Friday, January 24 and 25. Thursday show at 8;30 p.m. ADULT, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. PINCHER CREEK — Fox Theatre “BADGE NO. 373" in color. Starring Robert DuVall and Verna Bloom. Wednesday, January 23. Wednesday show at 8:15 p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. TABER — Tower Theatre ■SUPER FLY T.N.T.” in color. Starring Ron O'Neal and Sheila Frazier. Wednesday. January 23 show at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m ADULT, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. Wednesday Night at the LEGION VIMY LOUNGE . “Vera Sinclair” MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY ADULT—NOT SUITABLE | FOR CHILDREN Barbara Sawyer and her beauticians. # m # # The Pi izza 329 - Sth^reet S., Phone 329*3434 Enjoy Them 3 Waytl Enjoy Our Scrumptuous or our famous... Spaghetti and Meat Balis Anytime! We lleiiver! OPEN HOURS; Monday le Thureday 11 a.m. I» 1 e.m. Friday end talwrdey 11 a m. te Z a.m. 329-$th Street 8. Phone 329-3434 It’s about the first time you fall in bve. eremy llmleri Hrtmlt w..:,. \- "Rcsüvî;« ;