Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
The lethbridge Herald Alberta, Wednesday, July 14, 1971 'Explosive situation9 sve suaon Gas export hearings open _________ needs and the estimated she of By GARRY FAIRBAIRN OTTAWA (CP) Potential- whether Canada can export 2.7 trillion cubic feet of gas to the needs and the esUmated size of Canadian gas reserves. If the board decides a surplus exists, it will move into the sec- i ,-4-iiiltrinfT flTmllCa- Deveiopmeni ui sources by foreign-owned com- panies and the export of non-re- newable resources nave Seen touchy political questions in re- e U.S. singer more at home here T would if I "I really dread the i EDMONTON (CP) A hefty folk-country singer with a Texas accent has abandoned Nashville and Los Angeles for Canada and finds he s better known in the United States because of it. Russell Thornberry, 27, who has turned out a moderately-successful album, several popular singles and a local television series in the last year, says he feels more at home in Canada than in his native Canada Is where most of the. music that inspired him has come from since his ambition ;o become a professional foot-hall player was shattered by a [ranting accident six years ago. He took up the guitar to ease the boredom of convalescence. Since then, the blonde singer, who looks like a football player with a page boy haircut, has developed a light sound that some call midway between folk and country music. The sound is more than I would if stayed there, I'm sure. lo There's just that much re- An meet now for Canadian sing- ha ers in the folk bag. This is pi thanks to people like I and an Sylvia and Lightfoot." Thornberry came to Canada ro in 1968 on a two-week visit re and has lived in Edmonton ever since, flying around the T( country and sometimes back a to the U.S. to play coffee Y houses university halls and p concert halls, making guest ic appearances on television and akin to .Ian Tyson's or Gordie Lightfoot's, two of his biggest influences. IOST POPULAR SINGLE as singing host of. a y half-hour CTV show, distnbu- a ted locally during the winter. g He was brought up in Cor- j idea passes trial only album-One Mom-ing Soon-consists entirely of is own compositions, includ-ing his most popular single, Roseline, a cryptic ballad that made the Top 40. He is Christi, Tex., where he j devoted most of his energy j through high school and col- t lege to his dream of becoming _ a pro football player. The hunting he was shot in the foot-changed VANCOUVER (CP) John Dale's hitch-a-bus service has passed its trial run with flying Dale left another album for re-ease later this year. _ Thornberry has a simple, straightforward approach staying away from rock or what he calls life. During a hitch m the army that followed he slowly developed enough confidence to perform for an audience. MOVE TO TORONTO ronto July 1 in a 41-seat bus and began picking up hitchhikers on the road type of country ;tusic" that he hates. "What I'm to say with music is the army, Thornberry performed around the Texas coffee house circuit. He and his wife, an Edmon- it full the first day and about 36 people came says he has gone beyond the drug scene. Stabilizing influences for girl, are planning to move to Toronto soon to be closer to the recording and music pub- full distance to his songs and the scenes. he said. "men they got on, I told them the first day's travel was free and if thejt wanted country of Western Canada, which he prefers to Texas. HP Csjisds is 8- over continue after that, they had to share in the expense of society where "people have time to be mark eration. The kids were be too 'delighted to have a ride al that kind of money. They told me the hitch-hiking is bloody awful right now.' Dale, who had trave agency experience overseas says he is ready to hit recordings were done primarilyin Toronto and Thornberry admits he has been helped by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission's ruling on Canadian content in broadcasting. At the same time however, (CP) Manitoba's population has surpassed the million mark for the first time in the province's 101-year history, premier Ed Schreyer told the legislature. road again as soon as an en gine replacement can be 'are selling in the U.S. where he now is said that using "the most precise calculations ranged. "I'll do it as long as as a Canadian population now is esti- are hitch-hikers on the roa who are looking for rides, h "I'm working more in the U S. too because I come at of whom an even are males. really dread the move. Toronto reminds me of Los Angeles and I was real.y happy to get away from that place. There's just no fresh ir." But Thornberry likes To- as a place to make records. "We haven't developed Toronto sound like they have a Nashville sound or a New. York sound or an LA sound. People are a little freer with ideas here. "You go to Nashville and vou get the same guys doing all the recording. They're great but they often sound just the same. But there s a lot of talent up here that hasn't been stiffled with repe- tition." crossfire between nationalists and conservationists on one hand and gas exporters and the Alberta government on the other. Alberta is the source of most of the gas and the provincial government has indicated its willingness to have the gas ex- ported. Eastern gas companies, however, have expressed con- cern in the past that their needs may not be met if commitments are made to export large amounts to the United States. Political considerations are beyond the scope of the energy oard, but its task will not be imple. From the submissions and estimony of all interested par ies it will have to estimate fu ure Canadian needs, presen reserves and probable discover- indications of large oreseeable Canadian needs even without considering the po- ential extent of Arctic and East Joast gas stocks. es. Recent ecen n gas supplies in the Arctic Is- lands and off Sable Island on the East Coast will be a compli- cating factor. At a press reception Monday, Jack Brady of Calgary, execu- tive vice-president of Consoli- dated Natural Gas Ltd., said his company believes the gas they want to export is surplus to City managers get course KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) The Institute of Local Government at Queen's University is intro- ducing a summer course this year designed for city managers and administrators. Lectures will cover such topics as the economy, external influences and urban govern- ment, the urban environment, problems of muicipal finance, and democracy and urban gov- Parallel sessions will intro- duce participants to techniques management and policy mak- ing, planned programming and budgeting, organize tern method, labor relations and the handling of capital expendi hires. Course co-ordinator Dr George M. Belts said he hope the program will prove attrac tive to municipal office-holders from all the provinces. If th course is a success it will be continued next summer. protection New Chinese newspaper TORONTO a newspaper is no easy task, but when the language it is pub- lished in has about charac- ters the job becomes enormous. This is one of the problems facing the daily Chinese Ex- press, Toronto's third Chinese- language newspaper. The paper started publishing in early March and now has a daily circulction of copies, 1000 of which go to Vancouver, Montreal, New York and even Hong Kong. Because of the number of characters in the Chinese lan- compared to 26 in of the work has to be done by hand. A CAST OF THOUSANDS Annie Chow selects one of 8 000 typo characters at Chinese Express, Toronto's tliird Chinese language newspapers which has been pub- liking since March. Because of the number of characters in the Chinese language compared to 26 in English most of the work must bs done by hand. Managing Editor Robert Chow says it takes about two hours to complete one of the paper's eight pages. By conven- tional methods it would take about one-quarter that time. Since it is impossible to man- ufacture a Chinese typewriter, reporters must write all their stories in long-hand, adding to the problems of the typesetters. The typesetters must choose Hie characters from one of five sizes, and two differet faces or styles. TAKES MIDDLE ROAD Unlike the two other Chinese papers, The Express has taken a "middle of the road" stand regarding international politics. "We feel there is not one good Chinese newspaper in North America good in the sense it can serve the community, Mr. Chow says. They are either for Peking or Taiwan There's not one paper that s for the Chinese Canadian. I want to provide the news that Chinese Canadians want to read." One of the most best-read sec- tions in the paper is one dealing with hockey. Mr. Chow said the Chinese community is fond ol the game. "When the Leafs are playing, on go the TV sets and radios They may not know the firs' thing about hockey, or what icing or offside means, but they hang around and listen to the entire game." Slrort stories or stones in a serial form also are popular features. Mr. Chow estimates tha three-quarters of the Chinese in Toronto do not know enough English to read the Eng lish daily newspapers. Despite a captive market, Mr Chow says the newspaper bus ness is not for money makin] In the four months it has bee publishing the paper has yet t show a profit. "If I really wanted to mak money, I'd liny a Chinese re taurant. But if wo can mak some money and provide service to our readers the wo are happy." WHITE VINYL JOGGING SHOES FLORAL TOWEL ENSEMBLE Thirsty towels splashed with sun-bright flowers in Peacock Blue, Blush Rose, Turquoise, Sun Gold, Parrot Green or Lilac. 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