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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Tuosdny, July IB, 197J Kitty Wells entertaining Ily r.AItnY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer A stage show bolilting an event I'm calihre of Ilic bridgi; am] District Whoop-Up Days was presented to a rain- thinned audience in front of Ihc Exhibition Grandstand last' night. After years of low-qiialily shows, Hie Exhibition hoard went western and brought in Ihe Queen "f Country Music, IMiss Kitty Wells, and the show scored a hit. Due lo the rain and official opening [he show didn't get under way until ,15 minutes past the s'tarling lime, bill il preyed to to "'ell worth Ihe w-it. The Whoop-Up Days week- long show was officially opened by Bob Dowling, Alberta miiu's- lev responsible for tourism. Miss Wells took the stage first, in order lo get in her act in case the rains returned, and was backed up by the Tennes- see Mountain Boys. She did Honky Tonk Angel, much lo the delight of the chilled, damp audience, and also sang some of her ballad hils, including Making Believe and Search- ing. The high-pitched nasal qual- ity of her voice, which has made her one of the business' lop female artists for Ihe past 20 years, was strong and cer- tain and one had the feeling she could get along without the mike and all the elaborate elec- Irical equipment the group uses. Her yoice is cither one you like or dislike, and if you have been a fan of hers at all you will enjoy her show tonight. The surprise of the show was Bobby Wright, son of Kilty and Johnny Wright. Bobby, a loud, lively "Long Tall Texan" and former TV ac- lor on McIIale's Navy, belled nut popular bits like Proud Mary, Joy lo Ihc World and then switched to the ballads like Easy Lovin1 and his cur- rent hit. There She Goes. The rousing finale featuring Johnny Wright and Miss Wells along "with the rest of the cast, was Ihe highlight of Ihe show. And if Iheir rendition of How Great Thou Art didn't stir many a soul then no song ever will." The only disappointments of (he show were its lenglh, only one hour and 15 minulcs, and singer Bill Phillips. Phillips was lislenable but he lacked Hie drive and life the rcsl of the Iroupe had. although he did work in well in the finale numbers. While counlry music Isn't everyone's cup of lea, the Whoop-Up Days slage show is an enjoyable and entertaining package lhat almost everyone could enjoy. Tonight's show goes at and Wednesday's show will be a brand new one fealuring a gospel singing group called The Profits. Despite earlier an- nouncements lo the contrary from the Exhibition Board, all scats are reserved. Music Conservatory marks announced for district The following is a list o[ suc- cessful candidates in examina- tions in Lelhbridgc by the Royal Conservatory of Music of Tor- onto. The names are arranged in order of merit. ARCT Piano Wrlllen Honors Deborah Richards. Grade 5 Theory pass Patricia L. Skef- lofi; History: honors David W. Edgar; pass Linda K. Holt, Form: pass Linda Unger. SOUTHERN ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES NOTICE OF MEETING WED., July 19th, at p.m. at the CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE in the AIL-PURPOSE ROOM TRAP5HOOTING ELIMINATION WHEN: July 20lh at p.m. WHERE: Lelhbridg. Trap Club WHO may eompefe: any rofidenr of lethbrldgB FEE: 50t AN EVENT SPECIAL GOLF ELIMINATION For men and women 50 ytars and over wishing to In the southern Alberta Summer Games. Thera is an 18 hole medal play golf tournament. If enlriet warrant ilr there will be a local elimination. COMPETITIVE DIVING WHEN: July 21sl at noon WHERE: Fritz Sick Poo! WHO MAY COMPETE: Any Resident of lelhbridge FEE AN EVENT Further information and registration available at the Summer Games office in the City Hall Annex or by phon. ing 328-0676. Registration Forms mutt be In by WEDNESDAY, July 19th at p.m. Grade 4 Theory pass Elizabefri Ccr- nock, Jeanne L. Snow; Counterpoint: honors Joy Hoyano, pass Diane C. Beallle, Lori M. Le Baron. Grade 3 Theory Harmony: Honors Linda P. Carler, Karen E. Boultcn, Patricia E. Goslln, Lvdla G. Regier Sherry D. Clark, Elaine M. Gasiler, Cheryl Russell Pass Marvin H, Dueck, Colleen F. Leahy. Linda D. Smilh Jamie Chizmazla, Selty M- Psnncr (squall, Joanne R. Christie, Carolyn A. Regehr, Sherill Doyle. Cheryl A. Scherer, Sharon Wilde His- !ory: first class honors Jadlne H. Pong. Grade 3 Rudiments First class honors Debbie A. Vaselcnak, Judilh A. Cummins, Moni- ca Erickson Sandra M. Vase- lenak, Belly Jo Wnlshe Bev- erley A. Hranac, Gary H. McKenna; M. Dubc- Roberta L. Harrison, Denise Leverlon Sheila Valgsrdson, ShE-ryl Loewen, Shauns YJ. Blaxall; pass Kristlne Ackerman, Sharon Sam, Suzanne Mc- Donald. Grade 1 Rudiments First class honors Donna Gibbons, Cindy A. Gleb Jeanelle Gib- bons, Debra D. Mann, Carolyn M. Saunders Winnlfred De Jong, Heather Rae, Heather E. Atkinson, Rcberla Grynock Carolyn Phillips, Irene H. Jam, Lennea M, Oseen Deborah P. Scnaufele, Isabel F. Bschthold, Mary Ann De Jong fequaD.- Gordon K. Ens, Teresa G. Mulgrew (equal Vera RomanJuV, Diane L. Bessie, Linda J. Proud. Allc Veluw Joanne Juris, Rhonda Rus- Ion Vana Leonard, Joan Nlcoll, Myrna L. Reid, Debra J- Smith Honors Elaine Engel, Loma Erickson, Tracy Gooler, Terl J. Hlqa Patricia J. Isaac Carla M. Reid, Anna U Boullon, Corlnna Erlck- son. Gay L. Plomp Susan, Boras, Linda A. Groves Ruin E. Pelerson, Kalic J. Pedrlnl. Ronalee G. Bennclt. Pass Mark Johnson, Gall M. ry. Rlley Carolyn Heninger, Brenda F, Burton, TrocVtstad Preliminary Rudiments First class Rlla Proeht, Jane E. Robinson f Joseph Anderson, Cecilia MalkBS, Noel Pat- son Laurs J. Unruh, Cather- ine Chlrka. Patricia Patching Shirley E. Unruh, Helene Darcel, Cheryl Orr D. Jones, Mark A. Albrecht, Hawley, Norms J. Bergen, Melanle Cough, Joyce MeTnyk, Kevin C. Plzzey, Leanne Wehlage Honors Dona Bailey, Dwlqht E. Siemens Aniko K. Ott, Gall Trafanstiko Marilyn B. Sawada, Leah Brown, Nancy Carnlne, Heather Felth, Barbara Haney, Sharon M. Orr, 'David P. Sarsfield RELAY STATION MASERU, Lesotho (AP) The government radio will relay British Broadcasting Corp. pro- grams 16 hours daily, an official spokesman said. WEATHERPLY PLYWOOD 4' x 8' SHEETS LIMITED QUANTITIES Grade SPRUCE SHEATHING PER SHEET No. 1 FIR SHEATHING J.39 PER SHEET FIRPLY GOOD ONE SIDE- (OFF GRADE) WEATHER-TESTED EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT _7R Manufactured Exclusively jj Q for Advaneo Lumber Co. WHITE ONLY PER GAL. 7 CO. LTD. "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEAIER SINCE 1925" Cor. 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S. Phone 328-3301 m whoop-up crowds have fun even in the rain -Phil FauldsPholo Casino blackjack is a gamble to get closer to 21 points than the dealer Casino... where money flows like water By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writer Money draws the crowds, the chance to win S10, maybe more in a night. Honey is why at least two policemen, one in uniform and one in plainclothes, are always present at the casino at the Whoop-Up Days midway. Police patrol the gambling ball, first, to guard against a possible robbery, and second, to watch that both the dealers and the gamblers play fair. "Wherever there's money, there's a says the officer in charge, Detective-Sergeant Frank Bathgate of the city force. Casino manager Eddie Wong superstitiously touches wood declaring lhat he hasn't had any trouble in the three years he's run casinos at fairs on the prairies. Under the criminal Code ol Canada, gambling is allowed by permit at fairs and exliibitions for short periods. Year-round gambling, Las Vegas-style, is illegal. The Lethbridge exhibition ca- sino gets busy about 2 p.m., with people on their way to Ihe horse races that start each day at 3 p.m. The crowd picks up again in the evening when the races are over and swells from 9 to 11 p.m. The mood is solemn: not tense exactly, but serious, as customers place bets with the steady rhythm of the game. The crowd was a bit slow Monday evening, opening day. A few of the 20 blackjack tables in the centre ol the audi- torium were empty. A glamorous redhead sat at the free blackjack lessons table chatting socially. Only a light crowd played at games of chance around the outside oE the room two money wheels, two crown and anchor tables and one game of over-and- under. "Next year we're going to try to open a school in Leth- bridge teach the basics of how to deal, what to be aware Eddie said for open- ers. The 46 personnel in the casino are from Calgary, Re- gina or Saskatoon. It's a bad practice to have local people running the tables (who wants to beat their and Eddie would like to take some Lethbridge card dealers on the road with him. School teachers and univer- sity students make good casino staff because they have sum- mers free, are usually bright and interested in making some part-time money, he said. The casino at the exhibition isn't part of the midway. Eddis has a contract with the exhibition board and puts his own show together. He has gathered a core of "pit bosses" foremen who supervise the games, usually each responsible for about four blackjack tables. They keep an eye out that dealers and players follow the rules. Common forms of cheat- ing are "pressing bets" where a player tries to add to his bet when he sees he has a good opening hand, or switching cards when the competitor isn't looking. "Dealers make Eddie adds, "they're only hu- man." While dealers are paid straight salary, good dealers in the long run are those who win the most money. At the Lethbridge fair, they're working an average 10-hour day, in one-hour shifts broken by a 15-minute rest. Toward the end of the evening they can get tired and careless. Eddie says pit bosses have to be extra alert toward closing time at 2 a.m. Gamblers come from all walks of life "businessmen, professionals and the aver- age Joe" yet the same faces tend to appear at the casino year after year, he said. An average individual's win or loss in a day is to he said. Occasionally someone wins or loses S100 in a day. "Some win Eddie hesi- tates, "but you don't often sea anyone lose that much." Pioneer Day today By JIARLENE COOKS1IAW Herald Staff Writer Today is Pioneer Day at the Lethbridge Exhibition grounds. While nothing but the name Is dedicated exclusively to the senior citizens, it seems they enjoy the arjual chance lo have fun as much as the younger visitors. Bill Burdeft of Fort Macleod enthusiastically declared lhat his favorite part was the bands that were playing in vr.rions parts of the grounds: "We sure like them, they're something extra." His wife enjoyed Ihc horses most. "I guess we've been coming to the fair since '50 or I forget, fl.'s changed a great (leal. I Ihink the midway is in a much higher class now, moro entertaining." Mr. Unrau of Hie cily agreed. "There's a lot more of every- thing, more on. "We come here every year." ndded Mrs. Unrau. "The par- ade was nicer Ihis time lols of bands." The parade wns n popular event for most of those rjucs- Ijonwl. "I tliink they've lincl the best parade this year Ihal thcy'vo had in a number of was Mrs. Allan McLean's coin- mcr.l. The MacLcans, from Cham- pion, "always coma to the fair tho first day. We like 11. Actu- ally Ihey'ro jusl. II set up." "1 don't Ihink Ihe fair has changed greatly in many said Mr. McLean. "I wouldn't like to say how many years we've been coming 20 or 30, something like that." The last time Mrs. Rcgier of Conldale had Extender] the ex- hibition was "maybe five years ago. But I always watch the parade." "I really don't know if Iho exhibition is getting she sr.icl. "There's not much lo see yet." The people were interviewed Monday aftorecoii and many of Ihc midway rides and equip- ment was not set up. Beatrice Nilsson commented that the fair gond. but "not really ready for people yet. Thry hnvrn'l had the time." Mrs. neper's companions, Mrs. Por.ner and Mrs. Bartel were resting .iml listening to lire band music. K was Mrs. Tenner's first tiinr nl tho fair "I jusl moved to Coaldale a couple of years ago." Mrs. Bar- tel was visiting for the second time in lii years. "I Ihink il's vr.ry nice lhat they have Ihe Christian Book Shop." Mrs. Itogior. "It's flood to find a place like Ihal here." The Youlharama Building she thought "wns nice." Mr. and Mrs. .lack Kcllles of rinchcr Creek were less cn-'lir. Bnth considered llm fair "the same tiling ns usual." LUCKY LADY The fair is a happy event for all with lots of noise and games, even tho occasional winner. The lady above was ono of the luckier ones and walked off wilh n large pink poodle. Today was dcsignolod Pioneer Day by iho Exhibition board. ;