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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAI.O Wednoday, July 19, 1972 Hearings planned for all colleges Southern Albcrlans will soon have r.n opportunity lo express their feelings about operations at Lcthbridge Community Col- lege. Submissions from the pu'olle will be invited at Alberta col- leges commission open hearings at oach of the province's six colleges. Glen Yost, the commission's Four games closed on midway Four midway games at the Lethbridge and District Exhib- ition fairgrounds have been closed by city police and the operator of one game charged with fraud. Thomas Oliver Mapes, 46, of Omaha, Neb., pleaded innocent when he appeared at the magistrate's court this morn- ing. His trial was to start this afternoon. Police said Mapes' ring-pass game was closed because "it was impossible for the public to win." The four games were ordered closed Tuesday night. Although not fraudalent, police s_aid the odds of the other three games two bottle games requiring the participants to knock down three bottles with a baseball, and one game of pulling a string appeared too much against the public. information officer, said in a prepared statement, "Those persons who would like lo sub- mit briefs on the operation of the colleges or merely discuss matters concerning the two- year colleges will have the op- portunity." Although no dale has yet been set for meetings they will be held at approximately the same time as last year, he said. Last year the nine-member commission visited the college centres, beginning in Edmonton in December and wrapped up in Calgary in April. I Summerhm program on every week Children from six to 14 can get involved in some activity every day of the week. The Community Summer Program sponsored by the City of Lethbridge and the Leth- bridge Community College pro- vide sports activities of all types. The YWCA of Lethbridge also sponsors seven fun clubs at the local playgrounds. Two play- grounds at Norbridge and the Civic Centre and one day camp at Henderson Lake Park pro- vide activity for younger chil- dren. The Fun Clubs offer hiking, picnics, swimming, visits to drama and music specialists, arts, crafts, treasure hunts, barbecues, tours and camp- outs. It doesn't pay to be evasive Trying to evade a car IhaL Is following you with occupants who have yelled at you is not always the thing to do, as a 22-year-old bcthbridge man dis- covered in provincial judge's court. Gerard Laufcr of 215 20th St. N. was lined ?50 after he pleaded guilty to driving his motorcycle at speeds of about 70 or 80 mph in a 40 mph zone. In liis own behalf Laufer told tlie court he had been ap- proached by a Ford Bronco while he was riding his cycle in town. "The driver of the vehicle yelled at me to get niv miiffi fixed and then started to follow closely behind he told the court. "I didn't know who was in the car, what they wanted or why they were following he said. Laufer explained to the court he was frightened about being followed and when he made his way to the 5th Ave. exit bridge he speeded up to get away from his pursuers. Not until he returned from holiday did Laufer learn the persons following him had been police officers, and he dis- covered that only alter he re- ceived a speeding ticket. After sentence was passed Laufer questioned the speeds he was accused of driving and said his motorcycle wouldn't even go that fast. It was later learned the driv- er of the Bronco in question was police inspector in charge of traffic, Bill West. CAME FROM SPAIN Spanish horses were the ancestors of the horses ridden by the American Plains Indians. Kitty Wells Country Queen Kitty Wells troupe tourists By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Work Is not the only order of the day for the Kitty Wells show while they visit in Leth- bridge during the Whoop-Up Days celebrations. After finishing their section of one of the finest stage show presentations seen in Lethbridge in quite some time, Kilty, hus- band Johnny Wright, their son Bobby, and Bill Phillips have a three-day layover in the city in which to take advantage of the local sights. Johnny, pockets full of color- ful plastic dogs won on the Whoop-Up Days midway, said the group's next engagement is in Shelby, Mont. Saturday, so they will have a few days rest. Casting a disparaging eye at the clouds, Bobby Wright men- tioned hopefully, "If the rain lets up and the sun comes out maybe I can even get in a few holes of golf." Then lie went back to munching his ham- burger and drinking his pop. While these two wore inking in the midway allraclions Tues- day, the star of Ihe show, Kitty Wells, and another show regu- lar Bill Phillips, were prepar- ing for their performance. Bill and Kitty, however, sat In on a four-way chit-chat with Johnny ami Bobby earlier in the day and spoke about their favorite subject country mu- sic. Kitly, whose rprords have sold in the millions, recalled that at the start of her career some of the tops in her busi- ness were the late Hank Wil- liams along with new comers Carl Smith, Webb Pierce and many others. "Kitty was the first female singer to really make hus- band Johnny said. "She opened the door for the others Country music's first lady thought the choosing of the proper song was important to 'any singer. "I look for a story, the lyrics and the she said, "and Johnny usually pass- es his opinion on it as well. When we feel we have the right song we record it." Of all her lu'ts, she says she doesn't really know which one is her favorite. "I guess f like them all, but I sort of lean to- wards my first big record, It Wasn't God Who made llonky Tr.nk Angels, and I also like Making Believe." She recently received a gold record for Ilcnky Tonk Angel, emblematic of more one million sales. When qiicslioncd on tlie dif- ference between coiralry mil- I sic and western music sho felt they were really one in the same. "You could call the cow- hoy like Tumhlin1 Tum- hlcwccd, she said, "but really it's nil the same typo of music." Johnny continued along flic same line when he pointed out that country western music Is really sincerity. "It's everyday whoop-up days: for kids, summer's Christmas living. It's banjos and fiddles. It's square dancing on a hard- wood floor. Like Kitty said they are one in the same." Bobby Wright, whose latest record, There She Goes, is a re-release of an old Carl Smith hit said the trend in the busi- ness now seems to be the re- releasing of old hits by newer artists. Johnny, who together with Jack Anglin used lo form cae of the top male duets in the business, has had one of his and Jack's biggest hits, Ashes of I-ove, recently re-released by another artist. "I find it flatter- Johnny said A veteran of McHales Navy of TV fams, Bobby, who played the tall blende radio operator on the show, says he prefers to work in front of live audi- ences rather than the TV cam- eras. "You can identify with Ihe people more and you know if you're making it o'r not." Bill Phillips was mentioned by Kitty as Iwing a top song writer. Bill said that while ho liked writing he also enjoyed singing. "I guess what I'd enjoy is lo do a sonp; 1 wrote and have it income a hit." Home for Kitty and Johnny is in "Ihe .suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, at Madison." The neighborhood? Well it's aver- age, you hnvo your Johnny Cashes, your Hank Snows, your Roy Acuff.s, your Coorgc Mor- ngns sounds just like Lolh- bridge. m m I ATE THE WHOLE THING Most of the children at the fair eat as they stare at the "see how it works" machines, go on tho Yellow and green wouldn't do. Cathie said she liked "I don't know what it's called but it's made out of ice and it's colored." It turned- ndes ond tour the exhibits. Two little girls from Champion, Janet, out to be a pink sno-cone. Scott Jamieson (right) of Lethbridga (left) and Cathie (centre) Carlson thought fair food was great. Janet said her favorite was the cotton candy, ond it had to be pink. settled for a well-salted and peppered cob of corn. "It's nice and hot." -Phil Faulds Photoi m Thrill-a-minute ottered by midway activities By BERMCE HERLE Herald Stalf Writer "Loot at his eyes, Scott, look at his eyes, they're moving back and forth in his I said, clutching the small boy's hand for confidence. The red eyes were moving back and forth and staring at us continually. Scott said, "but of course "we know it's only a wax dummy." "Yeah, of I said. We turned to walk towards the exit and suddenly the weird mon- ster the Hunchback of Notre Dame leaped up and came running to the edge of the bars, reaching out for us. Scott grabbed for me and we held on to each other, scream- ing. Then were outside and that was the end of the Cham- ber of Horrors tour. But I felt grcst. The Cham- ber of Horrors tour was signif- icant in that it was the only part of the fair that Scott said he was afraid of. What's a fair without rides? We had been through all the thriller rides on the midway and Scott hadn't even treen frightened a bit. I was begin- ning to wonder what's a fair if you don't get a reaction. Then, he admitted that the Chamber 06 Horrors is scarev. Scott Jamieson is 11 years old and attends Hamilton Junior High School. After a tour of the fair Tuesday, Scott gave his opinion of it as "just great." He feels if the sur. came out and dried a few things up the fair would be wonderful. It would make eating fiddle sticks and riding In Saturn Six's alot more fun. If the rain can't be stopped, Scott suggests that they build wooden sidewalks lo all the rides. The newest ride attraction of the Thomas Midway this year is the Saturn Six. The ride op- erates in a circular fashion at a speed between 50 and 60 miles per hour. It consists of six separate sections attached to one main section. Jerry Kampf, owner of the Saturn Six, said the ride re- minds him of "wings flapping." He said the Saturn Six is a "thrill" ride and quite popular with children. Fiona Wilson, 14, of Pincher Creek made tin's comment as she came bravely off the ride: "It's a bit frightening at first, and it makes you dizzy, but I've been on worse." Scott designated the Saturn Six as his favorite ride. He wasn't afraid of falling off it, "it's impossible to fall out, be- cause, uh, yeah, centrifugal force holds you down." In the evening flashing lights and whirring buzzing sounds add to the ride. After taking a spin on the Trabant, which goes forward, backward and around, and the Flying Bobs, Scott could still answer the question, have you ever been sick from rides with "never have yet." Tire Tip-Top was quite a dif- ferent sort of ride. It operated on compressed air pressure and was made up of little "cars" attached to a bigger wheel that rose up and down with a swish- ing sound. K the occupants of the cars were lucky enough to get the car's steering wheel turning they could move around in a circle as well as being lifted up and down. It seemed to matter a great deal to most of the boy riders what color car they se- cured for their ride, Scott said the ride was fun, but "just when I found out how to get the steering wheel work- ing the ride was over." The Sky Bomber was one of Scott's favorite rides from pre- vious fairs. He recalled it as the Sky Bomber, but it was official- ly named the Roll-0-Plane. This ride consisted of two sep- arate capsules attached to a large boom. Scott's co-pilot in the bomb- er was Randy Huismen, 10, of Gilbert Paterson. Randy said this ride was his favorite of all, "ar.d I've been on quite a few. It's scarey but it's good." A ride called the Round-Up worked on that "thing" called centrifugal force again. The machine revolves riders on TL horizontal plane initially and then switches to a near-verti- cal plane. An age of five and Hie ride manager's discretion are required for all children who want to ride on the Round- up. All the children who rode on this ride agreed that "it isn't for people with weak knees." "I really hke this ride, be- cause you can ram people and cut them said Scott, in reference to the Bump-a-Car ride. The main feature of this ride are the electrically-oper- ated cars. Scott said the trick of this ride was "to out-man- oeuvre the other guy." Scott passed up the side shows like the little horse and the two-headed baby for an- other day. The rides seemed to take top priority. But he was disappointed that Zambora, the proof of the miss- ing link between man and the ape was "not available for her afternoon performance at the moment." We didn't have an hour to wait. Time at the fair is precious. Most of the children tryed their hand at the task of trying to knock down two plates or get two balls in a basket. The prizes they wanted included green crocodiles, fuzzy bears and pink elephants. Most of the children missed because as the manager put it, "You're throw- ing too hard." Before leaving the fair Scott glanced at the Zipper, the ride which hadn't operated all day, "I'm sorry we had to miss that one, I'm sure it's the one that would have scared me lo death." What about the Chamber of Horrors, Scott? But then that attraction can't be called a ride. OHHH MY STOMACH The newest addition to the Thomas The ride travels at speeds of 50 and 40 miles per hour, 40 feet Shows Midway this year is the Saturn Six. It's guaranteed to glvo abovo the ground. Scott, Janot and Cathio try out Iho ride, your stomach the r.ame feeling as riding over hvrnpi or small hills. ;