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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 3 Elwood Glover has gone a long way Hick kid from Saskatchewan thinks about his villa in Spain ELWOOD .GLOVER HALIFAX (CP) - The hick kid from Saskatchewan whose father thought the radio was frivolous is thinking ahead to the day when he is able to retire to his villa in Spain-made possible, of course, by Canada's electronic media. Elwood Glover, at 57, and host of the CBC's popular noontime show Luncheon Date, said: "I think I am one of the luckiest people alive because I truly enjoy my work." He was interviewed here while attending a Heart Fund charity ball. Mr. Glover said of his more than 38 years in radio and television: "I have a pet theory: Be on time, ne-*ar ask for a raise and take snort- vacations." He has gone a long way since his earlier days out west. It wasn't until he was 13 years old that his family owned a radio. He spent his early childhood as an only child of a western farmer and his wife living in a community devoid of any of the glamor connected with show business. The family moved to a city when Elwood was five, a traumatic move, since he hadn't been used to other children. An admitted introvert, be found it hard to relate to other kids. IMPRESSED TOP BRASS "I think I made up for a lot of my early lack of directness with people," Mr. Glover said. Following high school and two years in university, he got a break when chosen to emcee Sunday/ March 11 6:30 Q| Farm News 7:00 0 Archie's Fun House fjl) Christopher Closeup 7:30 0 Harlem Globetrotters c Pinocchio fQ This is the Life 7:40 (g) Thought for the Day 7:45 c 4-H Clubtime 8:00 Q Rex Humnard 8Gospel Hour Revival Fires fQ University of the Air 8:30 fB People's Church fQ Gospel Hour 9:00 Q Kathryn KuhJman 0 Niven Miller 9:?9 0 Sunday Hour Face the Nation Rev. Solbreckken Make a Wish 10:00 0 Faith for Today Q Day of Discovery IB Day of Discovery fj) Curiosity Shop 10:30 |B Oral Roberta ,0 News Reel 0 Meet toe Presi 11:00 O Crossfire 0 Face the State 0 BuUwinkle IB NFB 11:30 0 Issues and Answers 0 Danger is My Business 0 Pet Set HONDA RIDE THE BEST! CB 750 The best design and performance ideas come from Honda, th� world's largest motorcycle manfacturef I Honda pioneered the disc brake for motorcycles, 4-stroke overhead cam engines on all model* for smoke-free power and efficiency..  Sale*  Accessories  Complete Service with genuine Honda parts Come (n and see our full stock. Mini bikes, trail bikes, big bikes, sports bikes. Trades accepted. Easy financing. LETHBR1DGE HONDA CENTRE LARGEST STOCK Of MOTO-CtOSS AND CUSTOM ACCESSORIES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA 1117 - 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 327-1889 AMPLE FREE PARKING CLOSED MONDAY Open Daily 1:90 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 1:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Southern Alberta's largest and Mast Progressiva Motorcycle Dealer IB Rural Report 11:45 O Grain Tram (PL 2) 12:00 0 Res flumbard .0 NBA cWHA 12:30 0 You Are There 1:00 0 Market Place 0Duty Bound 1:30 0 Under Attack 2:15 0 American Sportsman 2:30 O Reach for the Top 0 Pentecost Presents 3:00 0 Travel With Da Suva (73 District 7 3:15 0 Howard Cosell 3:30 fQ Pendulum O Garner Ted Armstrong 0 You Are There 0 Political Decisions in Montana 4:00 O Country Canada 0 Untamed World 0 Sixty Minutes 4:30 0 Gamer Ted Armstrong 0 Medical Explorers - 0 Man Alive 5:00 0T Lassie 0 Movie: Every Man Needs One O Music to See 0 Wild Kingdom 5:30 0 This is Your Life 0 Disneyland S| Irish Rovers 6:00 0 Lawrence WeTk 0 Disneyland 6:30 0 Mod Squad 0 Adrm 12 7:00 0 FBI O Beachcombers 0 Gunsmoke 7:30 cThe Red Pony 0 Black Beauty 8:00 0 Hutterites - A World Apart 0 Harry O O To The Wild Country 9:00 0 Sunday'at 9 Purple Playhouse 0 Intertect 9:30 0 A Touch of Grace 0 Escape 10:00 0 MASH 0 W5 0 Bobby Goldsbore 0 CBC Weekend 10:30 0 Abortion 0 Mission Impossible 11:00 0 News News _ News 11:15 ) Nations Business QB News 11:20 0 News (2) C JOC News 11:30 0 News 0 Question Period 0 Billy James HargJs (T) Sunday Hour 11:45 0 Travelure 12:00 0 Merv Griffin Show 0 Movie: Boy Did I Get lite Wrong Number a western origination of a CBC program. He was working at the local radio station in Moose Jaw, Sask., at tbe time and was just 21 years old. His program "staggered the town" and be even got a telegram from the general manager of the national network. A year later �be was with the CBC in Toronto. Part of the pleasure Mr. Glover bad derived from interviewing everyone from millionaires to movie stars is the learning experience. "I love to bring people out of themselves and I find that most bate to be interviewed. 'You have to "win their confidence which isn't always He has never considered his job work and would shudder at tbe thought of a job in the hard business world. His earlier days in tbe media were somewhat frustrating. "I didn't like tbe fuss and bother and it was nerve-racking. People fussed over my appearance and I had to shave my moustache." Luncheon "Date began on radio in 1956 and in 1963 it became an hour-long feature of the CBC television network. Part of tbe drama for Mr. Glover was the fact that shows and commercials were done live. It was shot outdoors and since tbe ice cream used on one occasion attracted many fBes thecontainer s were - sprayed with a repellent-all but the one he was to taste. A nervous technical assistant ; mistakenly sprayed all the containers. � "Unfortunately, I didn't realize it until I had a large spoonful in my mouth. I was thunderstruck, not knowing whether to gag, swallow or spit it out" He did swallow it and was ill that night, but that was tbe only effect. Since Luncheon Date pre* miered the staff has grows from three to about 14 including full-time guest researchers and the Sotmy Caulfield Trio/. Although he bias had many prominent people on his program, Mr. Glover's dream guests would be Sir Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles- "because they have reached the pinnacle of their craft." Away from his hectic- career Mr. Glover seeks solitude within bis family, two daughters, 22 and 32, and two grandchildren. 'He and Ins wife were high'school sweethearts. "I am a private person and think my personal life should, remain apart; besides I realty don't think the public is that interested." Now be is thinking about retirement and that viBa be bought in Spain. Shooting begins on QB VII a six-hoiir TV film drama HOLLYWOOD (A B C) QB VII, the ABC Television Network's six-hour dramatization of tbe .Leon Uris bestseller which win be a multi-presentation on the network, has gone into production .in Hollywood. Most of the movie, the longest ever filmed for television, will be shot in London ard Israel this spring. Ben Gazzara stars as an. American writer who accuses a German doctor of war crimes in bis book. Anthony Hopkins, the young English actor who was introduced to film audiences in Tbe Lion in Winter, plays the doctor who sues for libel. Juliet Mills and Lee Renv ick also star as two of the women in Gazzara's fife; Leslie Caron plays.tbe wife of the accused doctor. Others in the all-star international csst include Signe Hasso, Jack Hawkins, Sam Jaffe, Dan O'Herlihy, Milo O'Shea, Judy Came, Anthony Quayle, Robert Steepens, Kris Tabori, Joseph Wiseman and Lana Wood. This production is one of the most ambitious television projects ever undertaken. WATCH FOR VAN'S NEW NAME SALE STARTING MARCH 12fh Savings of up to $150 ON 26" COLOR TVs 35 SETS TO CHOOSE FROM RCA and ELECTROHOME PORTABLES A CONSOLES EXTRA SPECIAL 26" R.C.A. COLOR CONSOLE FULLY FEATURED VAN'S TV SALES & SERVICE 123* - 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-5020 ;