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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta FrMay, March 15, 1974 THE LBTHBRIDQE HERALD 11 Sports biggest interest Gable's son 13 next week By BOB THOMAS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) He will turn 13 this month, and he's like most other boys his and more interested in sports than girls. He leads a normal life despite his famous name: John Clark Gable. The boy marks his birthday March 20, celebrating it, as al- ways, out of the public eye. That's the way his mother, Kay Williams Gable, wants it. John Clark Gable was one of the most famous babies in Hollywood history. His father, called king of the movie world, had been childless in four marriages. In 1955, the actor married Kay Williams Spreckles, who had two children by her marriage to sugar heir Adolph Spreckles. Kay Gable became pregnant after the first two months of the marriage, but she suffered Ex-Miss World wanted to attend Best trial LONDON (Reuter) British police have sent an urgent message to Indianpolis police requesting the immediate return to London of the deposed Miss World, 20- year-old Marjorie Wallace. Police sources Miss Wallace is needed to give evidence at the trial of soccer star George Best accused of stealing property from her London apartment. The Mecca organization, which sponsors the Miss World contest, fired Miss Wallace last week because of her controversial private life which, they said, brought discredit to the title. She immediately returned to her parents' Indianapolis home _, The sources said she is reluctant to return here to give evidence at the trial March 27 and there is no way they can force her to make the trip. However, United States officials and police have been asked to persuade her to return. CLUB'67' PRE-SPRING DANCE March 16 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MOOSE HALL Music by 'STARLITE TRIO' Members and Invited Guests! Elks Club of Lethbridge DINING ROOM NOW OPEN SUNDAYS Dining Room Only to p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 17th-SMORGASBORD CHILDREN'S ORDERS For Phone 327-7219 EVERYTUESDAY SMORGASBORD to p.m. Come and Enjoy HI For Members and Invited Guests only. THE IETHBRIDGE FOLK ARTS COUNCIL THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL SUNDAY, MARCH 17th U OF L NEW GYMNASIUM PROGRAM: Free Admission1 Everyone Welcome! uncheon Served 12 00-1 30 p m HOT ind COLD SMORGASBORD ussmums................2.95 WBKOflE 2.15 a miscarriage in the 10th week. Then in July, 1960, when he was on location for The Misfits in Reno, Gable learned his wife-was pregnant again. "It's going to be a he announced beamingly, and he chose the name, John Clark. BORN AFTER DEATH The star, who had performed some strenuous stunts for The Misfits, was stricken with a heart attack and died at the age of 59 on Nov. 16, 1960. His son was born 124 days later. From the beginning, Kay Gable vowed to keep her fa- mous son out of the limelight. He has rarely been photo- graphed, and has always at- tended private schools. As might be expected, he is a handsome boy. He and his mother, now 56, recently moved to a comfort- able home in Beverly Hills after spending the boy's first dozen years at the Gable ranch in Encino. The 19-acre place with a seven-bedroom house had become too big for them. Mrs. Gable, who has not re- married, owns copies of the star's movies and sometimes runs them at home, so John Clark can observe his father's style He is impressed, but, said his mother, shows no signs of of wanting to become an actor like his father. "Not at said Kay Gable. "And I don't think his father would have encouraged it, if he had been here." LONELY? at home? Not knowing what to do? Lacking friends and Companions? II you re over 30 ?nd single or unattached, loin our Selective and most congenial CLUB IN TOWN 329-O955 Afternoons and Evenings THE EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL AZTEC LOUNGE Songs and Piano Stylings by 'Jesse Jones' in the... CABARET Thursday, Friday and Saturday "Alias" Osmonds hit it big Teen rock idols devout Mormons Cagney 9s big night Actor James Cagney has a few words with newsmen, with former Screen Actors' Guild president Charlton Heston listening at left, as he arrived at Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel to be honored by the film industry. He ended his 40-year acting career in 1961, and Wednesday night was recipient of the Life Achievement Award of The American Film Institute. Tough guy of movies now 74 Former film star honored By NORA SAYRE New York Times Service LOS ANGELES Since he wound up a bloody mummy at the end of "Public Enemy" tap danced on a bar with Ruby Keeler as Shanghai Lil in "Footlight Parade" went to the chair in "Angels With Dirty Faces" gunned down Bogart in "The roaring Twenties" became a patriotic master-spy in "13 Rue Madeleine" lost his mind in "White raised the rhubarb in "Mister Roberts" (1955) and portrayed a maniac international coke executive in "One, Two, Three" James Cagney retired enthusiastically after 62 movies to focus on farming in Dutchess County, New York, where he has some 200 head of beef cattle, breeds Morgan horses and raises hay and oats and corn. Meanwhile, he paints, works on his autobiography for Doubleday, reads voraciously about the Civil War (a life long fishes and sails at Martha's vineyard in the summer and dances daily to tunes like Twelfth Street Rag." Most emplhatically, he does not miss acting: "I got bored." Cagney is 74 and the once red hair is white, but the sudden smile hasn't changed since he was a gangster or a g- man, a bootlegger or a boxer. As Kenneth Tynan wrote in 1952. "Cagney, even with a submachine gun hot in hand and corpses piling at his ankles, can still persuade many people that it was not his However, along with the admission that he was "long practiced in the art of Cagney is repelled by the violence in movies today. "And the language! We couldn't say Goddam in 'What Price FOR RENT OFFICE OR SMALL REPAIR SHOP Space approiimaMr 13x20 It Darirabla location oil 6tti St Smith L Ktta. JUfta SHVN. 419-th St. S. 3284661 4th Tlh Slnwt South Phono 327.3191 SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY" in color. Friday, March 15 shows at and p.m. ADULT. Saturday Matinee "TEXAS ACROSS THE RIVER" in Technicolor. Starring Dean Martin, Alan Deion and Joey Bishop. Show at p.m. FAMILY. FORT Theatre THE NEPTUNE FACTOR" in color. Starring Mmeaux and Walter P4geon. Friday, March 15 show at p.m. Matinee Saturday at 2.00 p.m. FAMILY MILK Theatre "SOMETIMES GREAT NOTION" in color. Starring Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint. Saturday and Sunday. March 16 and 17. Saturday show at p.m. PINCHER Theatre "THE DAY OF THE JACKAL" in color. Starring Edward Fox. Friday, March 15 shows at and p.m. ADULT. Saturday Matinee "TEXAS ACROSS THE BORD- ER" Starring Dean Martin and Alan Delon. Show at p.m. FAMILY. Theatre "FORTY CARATS" in color. Starring Uz Ulman. Edward Albert and Jean Kelly. Friday, March 15 shows at and 9.00 p.m. FAMILY. He rather hopes that "The Exorcist" (which he hasn't seen) "will trigger a backlash." Wednesday night he received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. His manner is gentle, reflective. And he speaks of his farm with a zeal that isn't kindled by any references to acting. Yet whenever he quotes anyone, he does the voice: From the tough street strays of his New York childhood to Pamela Tiffin, German or Swedish or Irish or English accents, singers, stutterers, southerners, judges or directors or cops, women or children, the inflections ring through, and it seems like a reflex to take on multiple roles. Even though he dislikes New York very much, and has avoided the city for years, he did draw on his early life in the city for a number' of characterizations. As he talks, the voices of Manhattan recur, since he frew up on 79th Street near irst Avenue. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School, where he studied German and picked up some Yiddish which he later used in "Taxi" (1932.) By 1914, "the entire neighborhood was loaded with pushers. And hopheads. Mainly cocaine: Nose-candy. All the kids there were in danger." He evoked "the familiar hipitty-hop of the cocaine addict: That lope, the eyes on the ground, walking very fast there was an urgency sure, it was a tough neighborhood. But we didn't know it was tough. We were poor, but we didn't know we were poor. You'd go out and hustle a buck, get a job after school." In Carl Schurz Park, "where we did all our sparkin.' he recalled a young neighbor running by him with a knife stuck in his back. And despite Yorkviiie's "inevitable geraniums on the fire escapes which you could reach out and pluck, and the morning glories on the strings." Cagney was "a city kid who hated the city. Country crazy since I was. a little boy." Cagney thought of his early acquaintances, many of whom he saw in prison when he went there for an exhibition baseball game in 1919, when he was playing hoods. One had a tic of repetition, which turned up in "Winner Take AH" A pimp who used to stand on the corner of First Avenue and 78th Street when the future actor was 12 "in our eyes, he was a helluva he had four girls working for him out of a Show TIlMS Friday Wlarcti 15 PARAMOUNT THEATRE SATURDAY MATINEE STING 215 ONE COMPLETE SHOW. 2 15 STING 7-00 7OO 9 15 TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 7-O0915 A0ULT ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA SATURDAY MATINEE Short Subjects 2 IS LATITUDE ZERO 235 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 215 Short Sutyetfs 7 15 9.20 725930 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 920 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COtlCOE CINEMA Subjects 7-00 SLEEPER 735940 LAST COMP1ETE SHOW Hungarian rathskeller" and inspired that special shrug in With Dirty Faces." (Cagney lifted his shoulders, squared his fists, rolled on his feet and snapped his fingers.) The style of the affectionate jab aimed at Loretta Young in "Taxi" came from his bartender father: "a good man, a good boxer." STARTED AT 19 Drawing and agriculture were his earliest interests. Although he never aimed toward show business, he began hoofing in Vaudeville at 19, after working at Wanamaker's Department Store and in a settlement house to pay his way through school" "when we were flat broke I'd have done anything for a week." (Later, he came to love ballet "and I first saw ballet on the baseball Throughout Cagney's career, he nearly always played characters-who worked very hard, or did several things at once like the young producer in "Footlight Parade" who made business calls while one of his legs danced to the music from a rehearsal. Asked if he ever played a gentleman of leisure, Cagney laughed. "No. but if I had. there wouldn't have been anything leisurely about him." The-speed with which he acted almost every part was dictated by early training: "I always had that Vaudeville feeling: When you're on, you're on! You've got 15 or 20 minutes to make it in no sitting SALT LAKE CITY (AP) To some people, the lives of the idols, night club stars and recording 'might seem paradoxical. On the one hand, they are devout Mormons, pledged to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, coffee, gambling and premarital sex. On the other hand, they live in a world of rock music criti- cized by some Mormon leaders and they earn much of their wealth performing before the gambling crowds of Las Vegas. But the 11-member family, which says it begins each day with a family prayer and gives 10 per cent of its income to the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- ter-day Saints, sees no con- tradictions in lifestyle. "Jesus ate with the publicans and the Olive Osmond, the mother, said in an interview. "People are people whether they're there to see a show or gamble in the slot said her husband, George. go in the back door and out the back door." Whatever the religious considerations, the Osmonds have hit it big. Almost continually one or more of the seven singing Osmond children has a record high on the charts They play in standing-room crowds. In 1972, the Osmonds pro- duced 11 records, each hitting at least the mark in sales. No other singer or the Beatles, not Elvis so many gold records in one year. The seven performing Os- monds are Alan, 24; Wayne, 22; Merrill, 20; Jay, 19; Donny, 16; Marie, 14, and Jimmy. 10. Two older children in the family, Virl and Tom, are deaf and work on name given some family productions. The group started with bershop harmonies at church- sponsored events, then went from civic club dates to Dis- neyland, to the Andy Williams television show for nine seasons and finally to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. paramount cinema SATURDAY AFTERNOON KIDDIES' MATINEE Discover the incredible world of tomorrow... Doors Open p.m. One Show Only p.m. All This Show 75c Announcing the Winners of 'THE ROBIN HOOD CONTEST' In Connection with the Showing of "ROBIN HOOD" In tbt Paramount and Collage Cinema Theatres PARAMOUNT THEATRE WINNERS COREY KOSTIUK 203118th North ANNETTE HUNKA 1202 23rd Street North MICHAEL DA VIES Picture Buttt JUANITA BLACKMORE Carditon (Little John) (Robin Hood) (Robin Hood) (Robin Hcod Ganw) COLLEGE CINEMA WINNERS HALANDERSON Picture Butte BERNIE HORVATH Box 34, Lethbridge SHAWN PENNEY Rollag Subdivision KIRT SALMON (Little John) (Robin Hood) (Robin Hood Gwne) (Robin Hood Game) Kindly Pick Up These Prizes at the Paramount Theatre Office 1 Door West of Leisters. 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