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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wtdneiday, March 3, 1971 - THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 7 How can Canadian TV survive? OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Radio-Television Commission.made clear last week that it does not wish to impose arbitrary limits on the number of  U.S. television channels imported by Canadian cable television systems. But it accepted publicly the argument often voiced by broadcasters that cable reduces the audiences and revenues of local television stations by bringing in outside signals-Canadian and U.S. This-raises the question of how ; Canadian television can survive without barring U.S. television signals from the country. Some solutions were suggested by the CRTC in a 30-page report released last Friday. Others have been proposed elsewhere. These ideas range from stripping U.S. advertising from imported programs to compensating television stations for U.S. channels imported by cable. Pierre Juneau, CRTC chairman, confirmed at a Friday news conference the initial impact of the commission report on integration of cable television in Canadian broadcasting. ELKS PUBLIC BINGO EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES 2-$500 JACKPOTS IN 49 AND 50 NOS. PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN CANTEEN 1251 3rd Avenue South entertainment for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY, MARCH 4-VAOABONDS FRIDAY, MARCH 5-TWO 2 PS SATURDAY'S DANCE-CLIFF'S COMBO SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON - Mayfair Theatre "MASH" - In color. Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould and Tom Skerritt. Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 and 4. Wednesday show at 8:15 p.m. Restricted Adult. FORT MACLEOD - Empress Theatre "THE GYPSY MOTHS" - In color. Starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. Wednesday, February 3. Show at 7:30 p.m. Restricted Adult. Comming soon "Mash". PINCHER CREEK - Fox Theatre 1932: "THE MOONSHINE WAR" - In Metrocolor. Starring Patrick McGoohan and Richard Widmark. Wednesday, February 3. Show at 8:15 p.m. Adult - Not Suitable For Children. Oat md� out of lit* - Toko the family to a movU He said "the thrust of the paper is to reduce and practically eliminate the blocking of American channels." The commission last April issued a list of priorities for cable systems, placing U.S. channels close to the bottom. Cable operators could import one commercial and one non-commercial U.S. station if other requirements were met first. While the CITC allowed itself room to make exceptions, it appeared that limits were being placed on the number of U.S. signals that could be imported. But these guides were based on the 10-to-12 channel cable systems now licensed in Canada. The communications department has said it is willing to approve 20-channel systems once they obtain CRTC licences. Mr. Juneau acknowledged Friday that some cable operators icouia meet all requirements under, the CRTC guides and still import more than the two U.S. stations if 20-channel systems are introduced. But the commission report says that if cable television is allowed to continue growing as it has in the past, Canadian broadcasting is threatened. The threat is economic. Advertising for Canadian subsidiaries of U.S*. companies is placed directly by the parent firm. Advertising budgets for these Gentian kidnap suspects held MUNICH (AP) - West German police announced the arrest of the son of a former Nazi S*S member and a Turkish youth sought in the kidnapping last week of seven-year - old Michael Luhmer. They said the two suspects admitted involvement in the case. Police said Hagenajoerg Roll, 32, and Attila Ikbaliye, 17, were seized in a student's apartment here along with $39,900 in cash. The boy was kidnapped Feb. 22 and released unharmed Friday after the state paid a $47,900 ransom. subsidiaries is likely to be reduced or removed if Canadians can be reached by U.S. stations. Two major advertisers-Quaker Oats and American Motors-have ceased advertising on Canadian television. Quaker Oats had a 1969 Canadian television advertising budget of $1.2 million ana American Motors spent $448,000 on television in the same year. Micro-wave relay of telev&sn signals orthward from the U.S. border increases the problem. ' A Spokane, Wash., station could double its audience for example if its signal were relayed to Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge in Alberta. Even some. Canadian advertisers have begun advertising on U.S. television stations. SUGGESTS ALTERNATIVES The CRTC suggested some alternatives which could be considered by persons making submissions on the problem at public hearings in Montreal in April. One of these was compensation by cable operators and their subscribers to local television stations for non-Canadian channels imported into Canada. This would help maintain the Canadian broadcasting system and act as an economic disincentive to import channels. Another proposal was that Canadian television stations could replace cable byinstalling transmitters to rebroadcast U.S. programming. They would presumably gain additional advertising revenue. The commission also suggested that cable systems could still be required to carry Canadian stations first and carry on financial negotiations for use of the programs with these stations. Another possibility is deletion of U.S. advertising from American programs. Cable operators object to this, saying it would be almost impossible for someone blacking out the commercials to guess when they would come on the screen. But the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed a special signal could be sent out 60 seconds before a commercial, allowing an automatic switching system to delete the advertisement. ENERSON'S PONTIAC BUICK G.M.C. TODAY jbl SUNDAY NEW and USED CAR and TRUCK CLEARANCE SALE EXHIBITION PAVILION (FAIR GROUNDS) INDOORS 127 CARS AND TRUCKS ALL MAKES - ALL MODELS YOUR CHOICE OF OPTIONS OPEN 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M. SHOP AT 75� NO PAYMENTS UNTIL JUNE! NOW YOU CAN BUY WHOLESALE! $450,000 STOCK REDUCTION WHOLESALE PRICES! IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! ALL CARS CLEARLY- PRICED! FULLY GUARANTEED! 7-DAY, MONEY-BACK POLICY! IAC On-The-Spot Financing - YOU NAME YOUR OFFER -Be Early For Best Selectionl NO DOWN PAYMENT ON APPROVED CREDIT!! 36 MONTH TERMSI BANK RATESI ENERSON'S of Course! Dealer for OPEL, FIRENZA, ACADIAN, PONTIAC, BUICK, GMC TRUCKS TELEPHONE 403-327-5705 PEARSON . . . Gets Pension DIEFENBAKER ... No Pension Shabby treatment Purple gasoline for snowmobiles REGINA (CP) - All farmers in Saskatchewan now can use tax-free colored gasoline in their power toboggans. The regulations under the Fuel Petroleum Products Act have been changed to allow farmers to use purple gasoline, according to the latest issue of the Saskatchewan Gazette. SING TRADE PACT HAVANA (Reuter) ~ An Egyptian mission has signed a new trade agreement with Cuba increasing trade between the two countries. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic National Store Bldg. Ph. 327-7244 Uthbridg* OTTAWA (CP) - Compared with the United States, Canada treats its retired political leaders rather shabbily, Tom Goode (L -B u r n a b y-Rtchmond-Delta) said today. He suggested that perhaps a retired prime minister appear before the Commons committee on miscellaneous estimates to comment on the matter. Mr. Goode was told during a meeting of the committee that former prime ministers are entitled to annual pensions of $16,666 at age 70 provided they are not still MPs or on federal boards. Lester Pearson and Louis St. Laurent, both former Liberal prime ministers, are receiving the pension. Former Crime minister John Diefen-aker is not because he is a member of Parliament. Mr. Goode said it was shameful to deprive a former prime minister of his pension just because he was still in the House. Mr. Goode also noted that former prime ministers do not receive expense allowances and depend on the airlines and railways for passes. The matter should be looked into, he said. Alan Lund does it again TORONTO (CP) - Alan Lund, who has been turning literary classics into successful stage musicals for six years at the Charlottetown Festival has done it again-in Toronto. The Heart's a Wonder, a musical adaptation of the classic Irish play Playboy of the Western World by John Milington Synge, was received so well when it opened a week's run in a small university theatre Feb. 12, that it was given another opening. Lending rates sliced MONTREAL (CP) - Montreal Trust Co. here announced a one-half-per-cent reduction in its mortgage rates effective immediately. The company is cutting to 8% per cent the rate on National Housing Act mortgages while the rate on conventional mortgages is being reduced to none per cent. Last week, the Royal Bank of Canada reduced its rates by one-half per cent, bringing NHA mortgage rates to 8% per cent and conventional rates to 9Vi per cent On Friday, the Bank of Nova Scotia cut its mortgage rates by one-half per cent to match those of the Royal Bank. LONDON, Ont. (CP) - Canada Trust-Huron and Erie has announced a series of mortgage-rate reductions with most interest charges being reduced by a half of a percentage point. For loans sponsored under the National Housing Act, the rates go to 8% per cent from 9*4 for new single family homes and to 9 per cent from QVz for existing houses. The conventional rate for new homes drops to 9 per cent from 9Vz. The NHA-sponsored rate for multi-family dwellings goes to Wi from 9Vi and the conventional rate to 9% from 9%. The prime rate for commercial and industrial mortgages was reduced to 9% from 9%. The rate for o t h e r-t h a n-prime-rate loans went to 10 per cent from 10V4. Lad produces $100 bill for water pistol EDMONTON (CP) - Proprietor Stan Kubicki was somewhat astounded when the four-year-old lad marched up to the novelty counter of a downtown store to buy a 10-cent water pistol. - The boy pointed to the pistol, unfolded his fingers and produced a crumped $100 bill. Mr. Kubicki took the boy home, extracted a promise from his mother not to spank him and gave him a quarter to stop the flood of tear. The lad hasn't been back yet to buy the gun. This time the North American premiere production, directed and choreographed by Mr. Lund, is being presented at the Playhouse Theatre for four weeks. Future plans for the show Include a possible two-week pres entation at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, an engage' ment in Charlottetown and a tour of the Maritime Provinces It is the first musical that Mr. Lund, artistic director of the Charlottetown Festival since its inception in 1965, has mounted in Toronto. "They don't mount musicals in this city," he said in a recent interview. "It's usually revues that are done here. "In this city you never know whether a show is going to continue beyond the first few days. I'm happy and pleasantly surprised that the run has been extended." Mr. Lund also has directed and choreographed for the Prince Edward Island summer festival musical adaptations of Anne of Green Gables, Johnny Belinda and Jane Eyre, the latter to be presented at Toronto's O'Keefe Centre in May. His Anne of Green Gables has been a feature of every Char-lottetown Festival, was presented at both Expo 67 and Expo '70, and had a successful run on London's West End. The Heart's A Wonder received unanimous rave reviews from Toronto critics at its initial opening. The idea for presenting the musical here to mark the centenary of playwright Synge's birth was that of producer Robert O'Driscoll, a native of Newfoundland and an associate professor of English at a Toronto college, who personally raised $48,000 to get it on stage. Mr. O'Driscoll found In Mr. Lund a ready enthusiast for staging the show, the creation of Irish writers Nuala O'Farrell and Maureen Charlton, which had previously only been done in Ireland and England. ART SHOW and SALE The Best Buy of the Year SAVINGS 30 to 60% Over 200 original oil paintings by well known Canadian and European artists - Taylor, Raymonda, David, Garzon, Pieries, Venuhzen, Buchard - Featuring landscapes, winter scenes, portraits, still life, sea scapes, modern and semi modern. All prices include custom mad* frames of your choice. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3rd THURSDAY, MARCH 4th FRIDAY, MARCH 5th SATURDAY, MARCH 6th SUNDAY, MARCH 7th From 11 a.m. 'til 10 p.m. Daily EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAVERICK ROOM MAYOR MAGRATH DR. PHONE 327-5701 |J THIS WEEK AT THE ^ liMRK PLAZA V MOTORHOTEL W EMBASSY LOUNGE . . . HARRY BAILEY at the Organ TUESDAY thru SATURDAY IMPERIAL LOUNGE . . . JIMMY JAMES FAMOUS IMPERSONATOR PIRATES COVE CABARET WED.; THURS.; FRI. "MINT JULEPS" Admission S1.25 P�r Parson SATURDAY EVENING DINE and DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF THE MINT JULEPS Embassy Dining lounge 9 p.m. BUFFET AVAILABLE Mtam M*mm Good! PETER SELLERS  GOLDIE HAWN COLOR' Restricted Adult PARAMOUNT 2 Shows At. 7:15 and 9:25 p.m. NOW SHOWING "ACT OF THE HEART" with GENIEVE BUJOLD Road conditions cut traffic fatalities EDMONTON (CP) - Extremely icy roads in January were one factor in the month producing the lowest number of people killed in traffic accidents in the province in 10 years the Alberta Safety Council reports. The road conditions resulted in people avoiding travelling and when they did travel they practised a great deal of caution, the council said in reporting 10 traffic deaths in January. The council did not give the previous low. Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects - 2:15, 7:00, 9:10 "Five Easy Pieces" 2:50, 7:35, 9:50 Last Complete Show - 9:10 PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects - 7:15 9:25 "Girl 'in My Soup' 7:50, 10:00. Last Complete Show - 9:25 COLLEGE CINEMA "Tora Tora Tora" 7:00, 9:25 Last Complete Show - 9:25 FAMILY JbNd| FAMILY NOMINATED FOR 5 ACADEMY AWARDS for the UntlR) States Sequences a^WRIlNBttS�l�"WfnifjlKmmer JOSEPH CflflEK as "Henry L Slimson" E.6.IURSHUL�''U.CoLBtattonr 2a COLLEGE Far lie Aptnest Scqiicmcs SlnringSOHYMUIIUMttWudYin^* TATSUY* WHASW as "Cdr. Seftda"" TMO^UWMatltttf.Fudutf NOW SHOWING at 7:00 and 9:25 p.m. Some people are never satisfied. NOMINATED FOR 4 ACADEMY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE-AND BEST ACTOR COLUMBIA PICTURES Presents  BBS Production JACK NICHOLSON Official Selection^ M New York \ M Film Festival and ^ ,. Edinburgh ,y. -A. Film Festival M RESTRICTED ADULT FIVE EttSM COLOR NOW SHOWING 2:15  7:00 � 9:15 P.M. PARAMOUNT Wl K. Hlh ST ;