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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, June LETHBRIDGi HERALD-7 TV movie show host ex-comedian TORONTO (CP) Comedian Gene Taylor has written jokes for Bob Hope and toured the Playboy Club circuit in the United States on a salary of a week. He gave all that up to come to Toronto as host of CITY- TV's afternoon movie show. Prizewinners Playhouse. He also does zany newscasts under the pseudonym Victor Voice and is host to a 1950s- style party each Tuesday night at the Nickelodeon on Yonge Street. Moving here meant taking a cut in pay, but Taylor, explaining his reasons for the change in an interview, said he is the youngest guy he knows who can boast of having his own daily TV show. Besides, the nightclub thing generally is going down, and he likes Toronto: "Clean and safe, all the things New York should be and isn't." Taylor's Victor Voice news- casts started last October dur- ing breaks in the afternoon movies. Several were used later just before the Friday night Baby Blue Movie and response was so good the station decided to make them a regular feature. Taylor said his jokes are "just they're meant to be." BEGAN AS DISC JOCKEY Taylor, a 26-year-old native of Detroit whose real name is Eugene Lee Herships, began his career at 18 as a disc jockey in Streater, 111. Two years later he started working nightclubs. After army duty he took his comic routine to burlesque clubs. When Bob Hope came to the Canadian National Exhibition in 1969, Taylor paid a bellhop at the Royal York Hotel to slip some jokes under the star's door. Before he knew it he was travelling in advance of Hope, writing local material in places where Hope was to appear. WEST COAST SEAFOODS Truckload Sale of Fresh Fish and Seafoods will be held at GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN on Mayor Magrath Dr. Herring Oysters Halibut Shrimp Salmon Smoked Fish Thurs. and Fri., June 27 and 28 11 a.m. to p.m. Ask for price lot and schedule. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE" in color. Wednesday, June 26 show at p.m. SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. Theatre "THEY CALL ME TRINITY" and "TRINITY IS MY NAME" DOUBLE FEATURE in color. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 26, 27, 28. 29. One show p.m. ADULT. PINCHER Theatre "THE MACINTOSH MAN" in color. Starring Paul New- man. Wednesday, .Thursday, June 26, 27. Wednes- day show at p.m. SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. Harry Special June 27th, (7 Expo Special 4 dayr, July 1 (10 Expo Special, July 8th, 5 Murmon Tabernacle Choir Chicago Special, July 15.5 (9 left) Expo Jack Benny Special, July 25th, 5 (18 Disneyland and Expo Tour, Auguit 17 low at 10 seats Water Follies, Aug. days. (20 seats) Expo Charlie Pride Special, Aug. 8th. 5 days SI OS Expo Royal tippizan Stallion special. Aug. 16th! 5 OS Expo Jim Nabors and Buck Special, 4 Aug. 18th Expo Special, Aug. 22nd, 5 Expo Canada Week Special, 4 days, Aug. 28th......... 992.50 Expo Merle Haggard Special. Aug. 30th. 5 91 OS Expo Kmkin Special, Sept. 9.4 992.SO Weal Coast Autumn Tour Sept. 9, 12 low Lake Louise, Columbia Ice Jasper, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Spokane, Expo. Expo Soviet Union NHL Hockey Special, S Expo Porter Wagoner Special, Sept 26th. 5 91 OS Eastern Canada Autumn leaves Tour. Montreal, Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Oct. 1st 23 low Expo Polynesian Special. Oct 2nd, S days 91 OS Expo Guy LombardO Special. Oct 10th, 4 days Expo Special, Oct 17th. S days..........................91OS Expo Western International Hockey Special, Oct. 24th. S 91 OS Expo Ella FitzgeraM Special. Nov. 1st 4 992.SO Disneyland, Grand Canyon. Vegas, Nov. 2nd, Christmas Disneyland, Pasadena Bowl Tour, 26tti Florida Disney World Washington O.C.. .Jan. 11-24 NORTHERN BUS TOURS Alia. Phone 327-3536 329-4474 Also Plnchtr Crevk Travel Film pair to wed Actor Robert Vaughn, 41, and actress Linda Staab, 31, wait in the court- house at Santa Monica, Calif., to obtain a marriage license. Vaughn, wearing a costume for his role in "The Towering hurried from nearby Twentieth Cent- ury Fox studio between scenes to get the license. No date for the wedding, which will be Vaughn's first, was set. Personal license plates popular with film stars LOS ANGELES (AP) California's personalized licence plates are popular with some actors and actresses. Tourists have no trouble spotting actor Ernest Borgnine, for instance, with DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS HOSACK Dental Mechanic 8 304 5th St. S. Ph. 327-7244 Lathbrldga his BORG 9, or Lawrence Welk with his Al AN A2. Some of the other notable combinations include Dean Martin's DRUNKY, Telly Savalas' TELLY, June Allison's JUNEY and Frank Albert Sinatra's FAS III. Some celebrities prefer messages, such as Tim Conway's 13 WEEKS, presumably referring to his short-lived television series, or Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters singing group with SONG 4 U. Lyle Waggoner of the Carol The EAGLES present... for your DANCING PLEASURE "THE SUNDOWNERS" FRIDAY, JUNE 28 9 p.m. EAGLES St. N. FOR MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY DEE BROWN AUTHOR OF "BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE" at the LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY Thursday, June 27 p.m. with the Peigan Native Dancers FREE ADMISSION! ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NIW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WHKIND1NT1RTAINM1NT Saturday, June 29th "Johnny Downstairs Tatar Sugar Bear 0 HOTEL RED COACH LOUNGE Nightly for your Entertainment JIMMY ROGERS TAVERN Nightly: "DANNY and MARIE" 4th AVI. A 7th SI. S. Phoni 327-3191 Horn Burnett Show runs around town with RM. COOL. For lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman it's WORDS 1 for him and WORDS 2 for her. In other garages: Joan Rivers, STARLET; Flip Wilson KILLER: and Redd Foxx FOXX. BRANDO HOSPITALIZED LOS ANGELES (AP) Oscar winning actor Marlon Brando has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a tear in his throat. Officials at UCLA Medical Centre would only say Brando, 50, was admitted tc hospital last Friday and was expected to remain several more days Daily Variety, a Hollywood trade newspaper, says Brando "almost died" in Tahiti two weeks ago after eating bad fish. Variety says Brando may have suffered a recurrence of the trouble last Friday. The torn esophagus was caused by violent vomiting, Variety says. Brando won an Academy Award in 1972 for his role in The Godfather. BHUTTO TO VISIT ISLAMABAD (Reuter) Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar AH Bhutto will visit Bangladesh from June 27 to 29. an announcement made simultaneously here and in Dacca said Thursday. His visit will be his first to Bangladesh since the former province of East Pakistan broke away as an inde- pendent state in December, 1971. after months of civil war that grew into war between India and Pakistan. Rock group drops 'obscenity act9 following protest SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. (CP) Rev. Larry Edwards, whose protests prompted the dropping of an obscenity-rid- dled act from a tour by the rock group Lighthouse, says it is encouraging to find that people will respond to such protests. The United Church of Can- ada minister also expressed surprise that the act, per- formed by two Nova Scotia brothers whose function was to warm up audiences for Lighthouse, aroused no pre- vious protests in British Co- lumbia or Alberta. The brothers, Blair and Gary MacLean of Glace Bay, were to be dropped from Lighthouse's 75-day cross- Canada tour after weekend performances in Winnipeg. Mr. Edwards described in an interview how he organ- ized protests against the act, saying "I hope that what I have done has saved the rock concert tour, not killed it." He said he started his cam- paign after his two teen-age children had gone to see Lighthouse perform in Swift Current and told him about the warm-up act. Mr. Edwards first protested to Labatt's Breweries, which is subsidizing the tour; Media Advertising Personnel, the tour promoters; and the pro- vincial attorney-general's de- partment. A Labatt's official said no other protests had been re- ceived previously. After getting no satisfac- tion, Mr. Edwards started or- ganizing a general protest: "I just tried to tell every- body I knew what a dirty, fil- thy thing it is. I wrote mayors and police officials and churchmen and anybody I could get hold of." After protests started com- ing in, the MacLeans were dropped from Lighthouse's Regina performance and told they would not be needed after Winnipeg. Bruce Bell, Lighthouse spokesman, said pressure came from the United Church, Saskatoon police and Labatt's. Lighthouse leader Skip Pro- kop said adverse reaction to the Saskatchewan concerts put some subsequent tour con- certs in jeopardy and he felt he had to drop the MacLean brothers although he was un- happy with "the immaturity SPECIAL OCCASION GIFTS from THE NOOK Westminster Plaza Phone 329-0700 I run a very simple business. Do you know who I am? Wednesday Night at the LEGION VIMY LOUNGE "Bridgetown Trio" Members and Invited Quests Show Times and narrow-mindedness ol some of the people involved in the whole thing." The MacLeans meanwhile, found some benefit in the in- cident. "From all the publicity we've received from this con- troversy, it sounds like we are going to go over pretty said Gary MacLean, while Blair predicted "we're going to be the hottest college group around." Blair MacLean contended that audiences had not been the others not going to the concerts that are imposing their morality." Gary MacLean said "we were doing well till we met up with the Rev. Larry." The brothers, whose act is- described in promotional ma- terial as "straight toilet rock designed to flush your muddy have been described by one Toronto reviewer as "not only the funniest act in the country but also the fil- thiest." A record of theirs, Toilet Rock, is to be released shortly. "That's an insult, you know, to a Mr. Edwards said. "The toilet is a really beau- tiful functional thing. It's the guys that loiter around toilets that are disgusting and that's the kind of humor it was." Stressing his belief that there is a place for obscenity in art when the obscenity is being used to make a social or moral point, Mr. Edwards said the obscenity in the MacLean act was there just for obscenity's sake. WILL SIGN MONEY WASHINGTON (AP) The woman whose signature will adorn U.S. currency was sworn in Friday as treasurer. Francine Neff, 48, of Albu- querque, N.M., a Republican party state official, succeeds Romana Banuelos PARAMOUNT THEATRE EXORCIST. 7 00 9.00 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 7 00 9 00 RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7.15920 WHERE THE LILLIES BLOOM 740 945 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 20 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7-QO 9 05 SUGARLAND EXPRESS 7 15 9 25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW '9 05 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE VELVET HOUSE 1000 CRYPT OF LIVING DEAD 11 50 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 1000 GATES OPEN- 900 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN CONDUCTS ITSELF WELL The electric eel may generate up to 650 volts and one ampere of electricity, more than enough to fell a horse. FNJOYASHOW i IN HOOLCOMFORT paramount cinema iTONITE THURSDAYi I at and 5 p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT Frightening fale of demonic possession extremely course language and repulsive sequences may be disturbing to some. THE EXORCIST HURRY! LAST 2 College Shopping Malt college cinema 20th Hiyor Nbyith Or 328 6300 TONITE and THURS. AT and p.m. I SUITABLE i FOR CHILDREN I A girt with a great fallowing... I 600 troopers on hertaiL I And the rest of the country I cheering her on. paramount NOW SHOWINC Evenings: First Show 7 p.m. green acres drive-in ADULT, NOT SUITABLE I FOR CHILDREN I TONITE THURS.! FROM THE SNOWY SLOPES TO THE JUNGLE GYMS! He's a downhill racer heads-op fun! DOUBLE DISNEY COMEDY He's a winner he's a swinger he's DYNAMITE1 FAMILY OEAN NANCr HARRY KffNftN GCORGt 10NES OLSON MORGAN WYJW IWOSEY TECHNICOLOR' Matinee Daily 2 p.m. TfM JANWICHAJl JOHN COWWV VlWCtV Mn1 HI Kids Anytime .flMS__! THE STAMPEDERS Plus A M Recording Artist LAWRENCE HUD Thursday, June 27 Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion p.m Doors open at pm Advance Ulster s Musidind Shoppers Drug Marl TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ;