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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i nc bci ncmiWE Playboy Enterprises Inc. clubs lose money CHICAGO The fig- ires at Playboy Enterprises aren't so enticing these lays Playboy's profits skidded ibout 30 per cent in 1973 from he previous year's million Its stock has iropped from 50 a share in 1971 to less than on the New ifork Stock Exchange Its lotels and domestic clubs to lose money at a nillion-dollar clip Even the company's prime Deration Playboy iuffered a six per cent circula- lon dip in the last six months if 1973 Playboy executives contend hat Hugh Hefner's nillion empire faces only a emporary dilemma Says Executive Vice-President lobert Preuss the setbacks are but we've had individual failures before If you don't miss then you're not trying enough Since Marilyn Monroe ap- peared in Playboy's first issue in December Hefner has built a kingdom of and personal products all sealed with the rabbit insignia Profits multi- plied as quickly as the famed mascot Yet m me last six months of 1973. net earnings dropped by more than 40 per even as revenues rose to 2 million Some executives blame the problem on Hefner's autocratic business style and his failure to delegate authority Other officials tag poor marketing and unexpected de- velopments Amid the financial furore AQUARIUS TROPICAL FISH AND PET SUPPLIES 524A 6th Street South ANNIVERSARY SALE OFF On All Fish OFF On All Aquariums plants. VsOFF On All Fancy Poodle Collars and Leads and OFF On All Pet Supplies________________ HOTEL RED COACH LOUNGE Nightly for your Entertainment JIMMY ROGERS TAVERN and 4th Ave. 7th St. S. Phone 327-3191 HOTEL Expo Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chicago Expo Jack Benny July 5 and Expo as low as Expo Water Aug Expo Charlie Pride Aug. 5 Expo Royal Lippizan Stallion Aug S Expo Jim Nabors and Buck 4 Aug. 18th Expo Aug 5 Expo Canada Week 4 Aug 28th..... Expo Merle Haggard Aufl 30th. 5 Expo Kretkm Sept 4 Weal Coatt Autumn Tour Sept. 12 low Lake Columbia Ice Expo. Expo Soviet Union Cancers a NHL Hockey S Expo Porter Wagoner Special. Sept. 26th. S Canada Autumn Tour. Quebec Prince Edward Niagara Oct. low t.po Polynesian Oct. 5 days Expo Guy Lombardo Oct. 4 Expo Oct. 5 Expo Wettern International Hockey Oct Expo Ella Fitzgerald Nov. Grand Nov. 18 days.............................. Pasadena Rose Bowl Dec. 2Mb Dlmey World Washington .Jan. 11-44 Includes Transportation and Accommodation NORTHERN BUS TOURS Alia. Phone 327-3536 329-4474 Alto Plnchor Crook Travol Contra one investment appears to hold special promise. GUI launched in 1972 and aimed at a more cosmopolitan audience than Playboy The magazine doubled its initial circulation while earning million in advertising reve- nues But Playboy magazine continues as the accounting for 1973 revenues of 4 million or nearly half of total corporate income One of its major has surged to about four million circulation while Playboy was dropping six per cent to 6 5 million Last month the circulation battle became more fierce as Penthouse sued Playboy for million for allegedly making false statements about Penthouse to advertisers Other sectors of the business have faced up to their problems Just a sample how sweet it is New night club features top blues artists SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES TABER-Tower Theatre and OF DOUBLE FEATURE Wednesday July 3 one show at 7 30 p m FAMILY PINCHER CREEK-Fox Theatre m color Starring Sean Connery July 3 show at 8 15 p m ADULT ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won Number IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD Limit PAYS DOUBLE No unctor ie ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKIND ENTERTAINMENT Friday July 5th Saturday July 6 Downttalri By GEOFF HOWARD MONTREAL Ema- nating from a quiet corner in the heart of Old Montreal's maze of tiny cobblestone strains of jazz are be- ginning to be heard again in this city When jazzmaster Rahsaan Roland Kirk opened the new home here for top-talent jazz and blues he resur- rected a part of the city's night life missing since the days of Norm Silver's Esquire Show which closed 16 months ago In Concert is the only jazz club in Montreal to adopt a big-name policy on a weekly basis Among many stars to ap- pear within the next three months will be Howling Esther the James Cotton Blues Bo Did- dly Cannonball Adderly and Les McCann THEY NEEDED IT just what Montreal was waiting Kirk said club owners are all in their 20s and they know what's in the air They really want to do something for the music scene The idea for the club came in late May when the three voung owners began a week's remodelling of their former Louis XVI Supper Club A posh restaurant interior remains and the club seats 350 Thick romanesque pil- Wednesday Night at the LEGION VIMY LOUNGE and Gordon'9 Members and Invited Guests Something Good is going to happen 10 You' Turn back the clock and recapture the real Spirit of America on RAL Summer'TI A ONE HOUR TELEVISION SPECIAL Direct Irom Oral Roberts STAPHING Pearl Bailey FEATURING -ii Richard Roberts Parti Roberts THE WORLD ACTION SINGERS RALPH CARMICHAEL and his ORCHESTRA Special Guesl Star Pat Boone SINGS GOD BIESS AMERICA and narrates ihe graphic MM WITHOUT A COUNTRY J Tonight at p.m. CFAC-TV Ch. 7 Watch Oral Roberts Presents -a weekly half hour program Jars the one serious imper- block the view of the stage for some A sound system keeps the au- dience aglow during sets ATMOSPHERE INTIMATE The atmosphere is intimate and In Concert promises a good evening s entertainment for all jazz lovers Bar and grill service also is provided Kirk s abundance and vari- ety of material makes for a perfect opening night to any new jazz club He leads the five-man Vibration a group which though at times is overly is never- theless a non-electric sound phenomenon thoroughly em- bracing the jazz experience HE IS BLIND Loud but Kirk tempts the spirit by playing what he calls classi- cal music Known as one-man jazz he has a unique reputation for playing three instruments si- saxo- phone manzello and clarinet Though he has mas- tered countless percussive in- struments and horns He fa- vors tenor with a rambling style Kirk s musical confreres are the inventive bassist Henry fluent baritone saxophonist Kenny pianist Hilton Riuz and drummer John Goldsworth Kirk moved the crowd in the first set with a reminder of the death of Duke playing the Duke's Satin Doll It was a though emotional dpening to Mon- treal s new jazz era Mediation lo begin Mediation was to begin today in a dispute between Blunt s Nursing Homes Ltd and employees at three Southern Alberta nursing homes Nap a repre- sentative for the Can adian Union of Public Em- ployees which represents the workers said CUPE was seeking hospital rates an increase to 60 an hour from Hospital workers are considered underpaid he said in a telephone interview from Calgarv So you know how tar underpaid nursing homes are Mediation was requested bv Blunts after employees at nursing homes in Calgary Fort Macleod and Lethbndge rejected a conciliation recommending increases of 45 cents an hour over 15 months strike vote m J.he three homes has been set for Julv 4 Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 BADLANDS 7 25 9 30 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 15 9 20 SUGARLAND EXPRESS 7 30 9.40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 20 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 BUTCH CASSIDY 7 10 9 10 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN STONE KILLER 1000 FORTY CARATS 11 55 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 10 00 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT NOT SUITABLE New symphony conductor named TORONTO Andrew associate conductor of the New Philharmonic Orchestra in has been appointed music director and conductor of the Toronto Sym- it was announced Tues- day He succeeds' Karel former conductor of the Czechoslovakia Philharmonic who was music director of the Toronto orchestra for several years until his death last year James president of the said Mr Davis' appointment is effective at the beginning of the 1975-76 season and is for a minimum period of three years During the 1974-75 season Mr Davis is to be guest conductor of symphony orchestras in Cincinnati Los Angeles Chicago and Montreal Modern musical drama opens festival season CHARLOTTETOWN The Charlottetown Festival opened its 10th season Monday night with a new modern music drama. Kronborg 1582. based on Shakespeare's Hamlet With words and music by Cliff Jones of the production staged and directed by Alan Lund featured pop Singer Cal Dodd as the moody Prince of Denmark and Shellv Som- mers as the fair Ophelia Soul singer played King Claudius and dra- matic actress singer Roma Hearn was Queen Gerirude DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSSHOSACK Certified Mechimc S 304 5th St S Ph 327-7244 L.lhbndg. KLL THEATRES ARE COOL AND COMFORTABLY AIR CONDITIONED paramount Smith 3Z7-51W NOW SHOWING AT P.M. BASED ON A TRUE STORY RESTRICTED ADULT RAIHJ IN A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE KILLING TIME. KIT WAS KILLING PEOPLE. TONITE and THURS. At p.m. T.NBTSUI FOR CHILDREN College Shopping Mall college cinema ADULT NOW SHOWING 20th Awe Mayor Mayath Dr 3286300 I A I I U I .W. BUTCH THE KID ARE Just for the fun of PAUL NEWMAN ROBERT REDFORD KATHARINE ROSS.. CASSIDYAND THE SUNDANCE Parm s on' Co or Sv DeLuxe1 GREEN ACRES DRIVE U JUNCTION OF MAYOR COUTTS HIGHWAY MAGRATH 327 1100 LAST TIMES TONITE I with CHARLES BRONSON I with LIV ULLMAN FRIDAY and SATURDAY GATES OPEN P.M. ONE COMPLETE SHOW AT 10 P.M. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN RICHARD HARRIS IH2A1HX TRACKERS WARNIM-VIOLENCE MAY IE OUECTIOMBLf TO SOME ;