Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, March 2, 1973 A review YoiCre a good troupe, Harlequin Players By LYNNE VAN LUVRN Happiness is . . . finding a pencil . . . having a sister . . . singing together . . ." And, for 90 brief and entertaining minutes Thursday evening, happiness was Harlequin Players' "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." Playing to a smnller-than-deserved crowd, the Leth-bridge Community College drama club's presentation of a day in the life of Charlie Brown and company was a delight. Under the able direction of Betty Sorensea, the presentation was amazingly faithful to the cartoon vignettes which characterize the Charles Sclmlz "Peanuts" comic strip. Schulz' humor and philosophy is a subtle blend of poignant observation and ascorbic jibes at the foibles cf human nature, the joys and sorrows of evei-y-day life. To overdo Schulz is to moralize, to underplay is to diminish to trivia. Happily, the six actors and actresses in "Charlie Brown" struck just the right note, capturing all that is appealing in the comic series. The most memorable Peanuts character is, of course, Lucy, played by Sherry Kennedy. Miss Kennedy's Lucy was completely convincing: storming and storming through her playmates' lives, crabby, bossy, opinionated, Lucy dispenses p u t-downs and advice in one fell swoop, shattering Charlie Brown's ego one moment, re-building it - sort of - the next; protecting Linus one second, bullying him a minute later. Her be-ribboned pony-tails bouncing in indignation, her Lucyesque jaw out-thrust in determination, Miss Kennedy played her part with finesse, never over-acting but coming across as a believable child-holocaust. And what would Charlie Brown be without Snoopy? Displaying a fine sense of comedy as the fantasizing beagle, Ron Bissett was a loveable Snoopy. Whether cursing the Red Baron or catching baseballs in his mouth, Mr. Bissett played Snoopy as he should be - doggedly debonaire. His song and dance routine, "Supper-time" was one of the best moments in the musical. Kim Hall as the insecure, shy, put-upon Charlie, played the character just as Schulz meant - as a seemingly wishy - washy ordinary guy who becomes the character with whom everyone empathizes, since he represents the weaknesses inherent in us all. Bill Ma 11 alien enacted blanket - hugging Linus, depicting how tough it is to give up an ingrained habit in his solo number, "My Blanket and Me." Lucreta Feaviour portrayed Peppermint Patty -jovial but suitably cowed by Lucy's forceful personality. And, Allan LaFayette did well as the overly-sensitive Schroeder. Wrapped up in his Beethoven, he really "can't stand it" when Lucy drapes herself coquettishly over his piano. The "Glee Club Rehearsal" was undoubtedly the Players* most hilarious scene: the closing number, "Happiness," the most poignant, recalling the near-lost joys of life's (childhood's) simple pleasures. Pianist Susan Young gave excellent support throughout the entire production, her music enhancing, but never overwhelming the action on stage. The simple set, in sharp primary colors, was particularly well-suited to the presentation, its effectiveness increased by skillful lighting. "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" continues tonight and Saturday at the Yates Memorial Centre. Curtain-time is 8 p.m. You're a good troupe, Harlequin Players. Robbery attempt suspects remanded without plea Two men appeared in pro-vincia 1 Court Thursday charged with the attempted robbery of a mail truck Wednesday at Brocket, and were remanded in custody, and without plea, to March 9. Paul Lukiv, 46, of New Westminster, B.C., and Jean Jacques Rochon, 43, of Montreal were arrested Wednesday morning near Arrowwood, 65 miles north of Lethbridge. Although the offence occurred in the jurisdiction of the Pincher Creek RCMP, the two QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental MecKanK Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684 men will appear in provincial court in Lethbridge through all preliminary court appearances. If a trial is held, it will be in rincher Creek. The offence occurred at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when a Big Horn Transport truck, under contract to the post office, was being unloaded by its driver, Barry Beglaw, of Lethbridge, at the Brocket post office. Two masked men jumped the driver and attempted to holdup the truck. Mr. Beglaw was able to get in the truck, but as he was driving away, one of the men tried to break the windshield with what appeared to be a heavy pistol. Mr. Beglaw drove away and notified the police. GERALD A. BULLOCK, B.A., D.D.S. AND DENNIS S. BULLOCK B.Sc, D.D.S. wish to announce they "nave relocated their dental office to the Main Floor, Suite 101 MEDICAL DENTAL BUILDING COR. 7th ST. and 5th AVE. S., LETHBRIDGE The hot meal is the 'highlight of my day' Delivery Dorothy Morrison and Vale Dragland. Lethbridge Meals on Wheels has 26 clients Bv KATHIE GARRATT Herald Staff Writer In a small musty hotel room, an old man fussed around, getting ready for dinner. He dressed in his Sunday best and then sat on the edge of his bed and waited. Soon, the ladies �from Meals on Wheels arrived at his door, bringing him his daily hot meal. It was, he remarked as the ladies poured soup into his cup, "the highlight of my day!" The situation is a familiar one in Lethbridge. Through the Lethbridge Society for Meals on Wheels, elderly people are able to enjoy a hot noon meal and a bit of companionship. Meals on Wheels, founded in the spring of 1970, is a volunteer, non - profit organization which provides a warm, nourishing meal five days a week to those unable to fully care for themselves. These people seem to function better, get well sooner and are happier in their own homes but often tend to neglect eating habits. They become undernourished and ill, and candidates for nursing homes and hospital beds. Meals on Wheels enables many aged and infirm individuals to continue living independently in their own homes. A typical meal, put up by the Marquis Hotel, consists of dinner soup, veal cutlets, brussels sprouts, roll and butter, and a dessert. It is kept hot in a special styro-foam container while the soup is served from a Thermos. All meals are paid for by tho clients on a sliding scale, according to ability to pay. There are r.o free meals. The scale minimum is 75 cents and the maximum is $1.50. Any deficits are paid by the city preventive social service department and church and club donations. Meals on Wheels is totally dependent on volunteer help. This year there are 130 volun- teers and couriers who deliver the meals and collect funds. Administrators of both hospitals have supported the society and donate their time to assist in any way. Student nurses have been observing the work of Meals on Wheels and help as part of their training. The society is an agency of the United Fund, with a local board of directors supervising the selection of clients, the distribution of meals, and the staff which prepares the meals. The client committee interviews interested people as to their need and financial resources. The board decides on their eligibility and sets the cost of meals on their ability to pay. As the service is on a voluntary basis, prospective clients must ask to be interviewed, unless as in exceptional cases, authorization has come from a doctor or someone aware of the situation. Each delivery team has client cards with names, addresses, and pertinent information as deafness, speech difficulty, doctor, which door to enter, and so on. The society has 26 clients. Meals on Wheels feels there are many more people in Lethbridge who may qualify for their services. Dinner time f . Mrs. Florence Sauder enjoying hot meal. Preparation Mrs. Rose Radulj dishes out meals in Marquis kitchen. It- �m<----- 7 7^n*r Adams toe CANADIAN RYE WHISKY IOKONTO, ON I VANCOUVLN, B.C. CANADA The whisky a man saves for himself ...and his friends. It's a matter of taste. So we take the time to blend together ' 29 great, aged whiskies ... into one great taste. Adams Private Stock. Do your friends a flavour. Thomas Adams oisTiue*s. .tsTAeusHiD tioi Fire routs city family from home A fire Thursday afternoon has displaced the occupants of a house at 1317 3rd Ave. N., but no injuries resulted from Leader here Alberta Liberal leader Boh Russell will be among the guests at tonight's meeting of the Lethbridge Federal Liberal Association. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. in Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Marcel Prud'homme, MP for Montreal Saint-Denis and parliamentary secretary for Don Jamieson, minister for regional economic expansion. the blaze which started In the upper storey and burned for about 20 minutes. Fire damage was extensive Van Wier, but damage to electrical wiring forced Abe Fehr and his .amily, who were liv i ing in the other half of the in the part of the house rent- j duplex, to find other accommo-ed by Dan Phillips and Ben I dation. REHABILITATION SOCIETY of LETHBRIDGE 1261 - 2nd Ave. A. N. Requires 1. A Secretory Receptionist 2. A Supervisor (Mole) Applicants must be interested in working with the handicapped. Employment commences April 2. Salary negotiable with experience. Send complete resume to: Director, 1261 2nd Ave. A N.