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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20-THE LETHBRIDGE July Alberta said better than U.S. for making television films Harvest9 Even grasshoppers can have stand-ins in a Hollywood as the pictures above show. Shredded paper and puffed wheat are fed into a blower and blasted by a giant fan. actor Ben Johnson plays a Montana farmer whose fields are plagued with locusts. At actor Ron Howard appears as his son. Senior citizens' services should be increased soon SUPER 5-YEAR LIGHT BULBS Popular Sizes Va Mfg. Sugg. Retail Call Hardware 3Z7-5767 DOWNTOWN Alberta will have to spend more money on senior citizens in the and planning for adequate health and welfare facilities must start a Canada Manpower publication says. The quarterly Manpower Review for the Prairies and Northwest Territories said in its second 1974 issue that Alberta has a lower percen- tage of senior citizens in its FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. population than Manitoba or Saskatchewan. The statement was made in an article analyzing the pop- ulation of the region by age and sex. Seven per cent of Aibertans are 65 or com- pared with 10 per cent in both and Saskatchewan. The article concluded that the manpower and immigra- tion department must make population characteristics a part of its job planning. Alberta's labor force will support mild it said. By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Development in the United States has made Alberta a good place for film said an American producer working on a television movie near Lethbridge. Herb producing for the American Braodcasting said Alberta is not as developed as Colorado and and has more open spaces left. A- tourist boom in the States has resulted in subdivisions on the a profusion of billboards and power lines. Mr Wright said he travelled miles in Southern Alberta to find the right farm after the general area had been picked to find the area 1943 shooting site. The movie needed a successful farm for a but it had to look like a successful farm of not 1974. Aluminum granaries were and so were houses of obvious post-war he said. The farm's Bud has been very co-operative and understanding about the movie company's activities on his said Mr. Wright. Alberta's other advantages include friendlier people than in parts of the United States and good local actors in the little theatre he says. Sometimes there are disadvantages to loca- tion such as the weather. Paramount making the film for had wanted to burn down a wheat field Tuesday but the scene needed sunshine and the sky clouded over. The field was to be burned because revolved around a locust with the film's characters trying everything to kill the insects. Mr. Wright says Paramount paid for the market value of the plus the psy- chological effect of burning a crop. Richard director of the says he learned to take advantage of changes out- doors while making documentaries. As actor Ben Johnson stood in field hopefully scanning the the camera focus- ed on him and on the locusts swarming around him and the wheat. Then the scene the air blast machine and giant fan were turned and the wheat puffs fell all around. Real grasshoppers are used for says Mr. but for swarm puffed wheat looks the same to the camera. Jack an ABC public relations of- says the thousands of real grasshoppers are expensive. They can eat 150 heads of lettuce a day at 75 to 80 cents a head. Wheat and grasshopper feed are two of the items in the television movie's budget. The budget is part of ABC's spending on television films for next and the network uses 48 every year. Mr. Wright says he likes working on televi- sion movies because a movie gives a producer different characters and story every time unlike a series. He also has more liberty with a movie than a he says. It would be impossible to film only one installment of a series in Alber- ta. Mr. Heffron also praises the television movie format. He says he prefers it to a because he can create unique characters. He prefers it to many feature-length because many feature films are exploitation he says. Many good television movies would not be made as feature he adds. He cites Morning which he directed last year. It dealt with and probably would not have been made as a he says. The bad part about television work is the brief shooting 12 days instead of six to 10 weeks spent on longer movies. The best says the would be mak- ing television movies on a feature schedule. Mr. Johnson says he is working on the movie because and are a way of life. He had been home two days after finishing the a movie about an en- durance horse when he got the'script for and he liked he adds. He is a real rancher playing a and has a small ranch with 500 to 600 cattle in Oklahoma. He can thus create the characters in these shows he said. Mr. Johnson said his introduction to acting came when he was working as a cowhand at a and Howard Hughes bought the horses for a western movie from the ranch. The cowhand was hired to take the horses to Hollywood and found the pay better there. He has also ridden in and in 1953. year everybody else had bad won .the world steer roping he said. Television is hard Mr. Johnson said. Sometimes 10 pages a day of script are compred to five or six in and there isn't time for the best possible he says. But an above average company is working on and he'll be sprry to see the show he says. PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializing -m service Water HealPrs and' Ba.sem 'Plumbing 1209-2ndAve. S. Phone 327-4121 PI IRON PLAC A New Concept In Mobile Home Living pening August r 1 FEATURING Individual Lots Natural Gas Minimum Lot Size 45'x128'. Street Lights Fenced Lots Parking Pads Close to Public and Underground Power Separate Elementary and Telephone LOCATED IN PICTURE BUTTE Only 18 Miles North of Lethbridge PIRON DEVELOPMENTS LI 732-4300 John Hcrmoth D. City Scene Orientation set at U of L Prospective University of Lethbridge students will have the opportunity to become familiar with campus facilities during a special Orientation '74 evening at the university Aug. 8. The 390 freshman students who enrolled at the U of L have been invited to bring friends and relatives to a tour and ask un- iversity members questions. The orientation program is to begin at 6 p.m. with a tour of the Physical Education Fine Arts followed by a dinner and welcoming remarks by Bill U of L and Darryl students union president. University enrolment to July 19 shows 390 freshman students and 515 students enrolled this year. Between 200 and 250 students are expected to attend Orientation '74. Egg charge said unfounded Egg dumping charges against Canada by the United States are said the chairman of the Canadian Egg Producers Council. Dick Clemis of Purple Springs told The Herald Monday eggs sold by Canada to the U.S. are color dyed so they can't be sold on the retail fresh market there. They are destined for egg breaking plants so they can be processed into powdered eggs and melange. Mr. Clemis said the Canadian egg industry has had growing pains but with the institution of the Canadian egg marketing producers have the benefit of a supply management system to control production and sales. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 Threatening clouds Thunder clouds in Southern Alberta Tuesday night gave farms no rain while the Edmonton-Red Deer areas received some damage from marble-sized hail stones and gusts to 86 miles per hour. A few thunder storms are possible again tonight. Temperatures are expected in the 50 to 55 degree range. High temper- ature Thursday is expected to be 80 degrees. Extra wear For Every 371 -7th Street South AIR CONDITIONING NOW AVAILABLE for homes heated with hot water systems. CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262- 2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING PhOM BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Thurtdty Evtnlng till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 S. Cyclist killed in accident SEVEN Alta. Karen of Seven was killed Tuesday night when the bicy- cle she was riding was struck by a car on a secondary road near here. Seven Persons is about 25 miles southwest of Medicine Hat. Door axed Somewhere lurks a smoker with a according to police. For the second time in three the conces- sion stand at Dave Elton 6th Avenue and Stafford has been broken into and several cartons of cigarettes and boxes of chocolate bars taken. City police said sometime between and a.m. today someone used a small axe to chop a hole in the door of the concession stand. Taken were seven cartons of cigarettes and four or five boxes of chocolate bars. Police said that on July 29 the same conces- sion stand was broken into and someone took a quantity of cigarettes and chocolate bars. Four hurt in mishap Four people are in satisfac- tory condition following an ac- cident west of Fort Macleod on Highway 3 in which a semi- trailer on a police said. Fred of Great the driver of the west- bound 1973 Chevrolet that was completely demolished in the is in satisfactory condition in Fort Macleod Municipal Hospital. Also in satisfactory condi- tion are three passengers in the O'Connell vehicle. They Elenor Steve and Freda Rosbarsky. The driver of the westbound semi-trailer was Leonard 27 of Calgary. No damage estimate on the truck was available. The accident is still under investigation by Fort Macleod RCMP. SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At the WAREHOUSE-1920-2nd Avenua South JULY 25th Terns Cuh Sill starts p.m. No Risirva Dinette tabie and 6 piece chrome 2 youth 2 single chesterfield and lounge and 2 good baby Kenmore wringer combination dishwasher and IHC electric doors and gas and electric 2 large electric auto washer and rinse Ducati motor Yamaha motor 2 5 power 10' x 8' rug and 14'' x 22' rug and 3 TV fireplace air 2 portable sewing end tables and step trikes and 10 speed odd chairs and lawn 22 Hornet gun and a quantity of records. DONT MISS OUT ON 1964 PONTIAC CAR 1963 FORD ft TON 1960 PONTIAC CAR HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 321-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE TED NEWBY Lie. 010283-41 ;