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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta March 1971 THE LETHBRiDCE HERALD 23 ExAlbertan becomes TV ombudsman OTTAWA CP Ron an Ottawa has been appointed as what he de scribes as the first community ombudsman in Canada for tele editor of a televi sion news program for CJOH TV has been named promotion director of Bushnell Communications owners of the His main duties will be to dis cover what areas of the com munity are not a d e q u a t e 1 y served by CJOHTV and to ad vise the station how this can be he Wood said he will also be suggesting to the station how it can produce programs for sale These programs could be sold to the CTV televi sion network CJOHTV is a member or distributed to sta tions throughout the a Bushnell em ployee for four has also worked for radio stations CKMP and CKPM Ot He was born in Midland and educated in Theatre may play greater role in social life By VICTOR STAXTOX Canadian Press Staff Writer Theatre may play a greater role in the social life of Cana centres for the arts that have I professional companies concen been opening annually ever traung on experimental and The latest of the new forms of These Lower quorum for committee OTTAWA CP Difficulties in getting enough MPs to attend meetings has prompted the Commons public works commit tee to lower its quorum from 11 members to six and also to meet afternoons and evenings raiher than Committee chairman Leonard Hopkins announced Uie changes at todays meeting which got under way about 20 minutes late until the required six members showed A committee meeting last week was postponed due to lack of a There are 21 MPs on the Regina Centre of the been the mam source of dians inThe if the trend opened last Cjnadian 01 Jgjialily in the of the last decade is any indi The centennial largesse of paj At present there are resident triotic fervor and funds ako professional theatre companies while the Centennial Cuhural Fund Advisory Committee selves the sarce purpose A CrossCanada Survey by The Canadian Press shows that the emphasis in the 60s on construction of build ings designed expressly for le presentation of the lively rts concerts and on establishment at resident professional theatre This cultural growth also extended to the size of audi ences attending theatrical pres ntations not the ability of how ver to support Even companies and cultural entres reporting seasonal aud ence capacity averages of 80 and 90 or more per cent had to ely on subsidies from provincial and federal govern ment bodies to carry them hrough each seasons and it seems unlikely this pat will Canadas Centennial Year vas an occasion for more gen rosity than usual toward de velopment of Canadian and 1967 is commemorated ac oss the country by several PRINCESS IN FILMS This is Princess Ira von Fur pictured at a Rome press who sajs her amibitiun is to play a peasant woman in the Born to the title of princess and an automobile she led a jetset life as a became a bride at mother at 16 and was a twotime di vorcee at New bank charges motion blocked OTTAWA CP A move to have the chartered banks ap pear before the Commons fi nance committee to defend servicecharge increases was blocked Committee Chairman Gaston Clermont said the rules didnt allow him to put a motion by Max Saltsman a s k i n g Fi nance Minister Edgar Benson to refer the matter to the commit Clermont prom ised ti seek advise on the ruling and confirm it at the next meet Saltsman raised a series of questions about the service charge increases on cheques in a letter to The increases average about 33 per He wanted to have chart ered bank presidents before the committee to among other things the banks determine who pays service charges and who are costs allocated in clearing the banks were absorbing losses in clearing these losses must have been absorbed via higher charges Would these charges be reduced now that cheque charges were higher Uie chartered bank favor takeover of the cheque clearing sysetm by the Bank o as recommended bj the royal commission on bank ing and finance Why is it that all banks hav the same costs for handlin cheques Saltsman askec Are we to believe that they ar all equally efficient Why then do their profits dil fer Why did they wait a week o more after telling their employ ees to announce to the publi the increases in charges Did the banks believe one fre cheque a worth 14 cents for each in the account a fair rate of return Thi worked out to per cent he If banks said they were losin money on clearing cheques they obviously must attribute an implicit rate of return on cur rent and personal chequing ac counts They paid no interest on sue arguing that the reve nue earned defrayed the cost o What is the implicit rate they use in their internal ac counting spearheaded a movement toj in every province except New ward increased production of i foundland Most got off to an Canadian written works that jinsecuie start during the 60s for the most pait proxed far from lucrative at the box Once past business minded professional companies m general reverted to a pro gram policy of giving audiences what they seemed to like best Broadway and London hits with a few classics thrown in to add a little stature to the Musicals and as a attract the largest audi Yet nothing could have been more Canadian than the Char lottetown Festival musical production of Anne of Green which has become probably C a n a d as biggest theatrical success going back to the early 1600s when a cast of Indians and French explorers is believed to have initiated Canadian theatre with a marine masque in the harbor of Port Royal now Annapolis But for the most little theatre groups are semi and their m many depends on government recognition of their social John director of the Johns Arts and Culture Cen foresees a situation in New foundland wliich has a simi lar centre in Corner another to open this year in Grand Falls and a fourth plan ned for Gander where a resi dent company would mount a production to play one week in Johns and then tour other parts of the The federal government has assisted theatre in Canada through annual grants from the Canada a government agency created in 1957 for the encouragement of the hu manities and social Canada Council grants for theatre in the 197071 fiscal year are estimated to total ust over up frorr a liitle more than million in Ontario and Manitoba provide further funds for the arts meanw lias received briefs through their own arts councils caiimg for the establishment of an arts council in that Cities with profes British Columbia All three siunal theatre companies also agencies came mto being in the contnbuie to their and es for ale donations are The Saskatchew an Arts Board j 01 ganized the companies is the granddaddy of themsdv es ing government agencies in n o what comes Canada It was set up in 1949 o hjs laxes and wnat lw may with a provincial grant of cascs The grant m 1970 was just I eascs tax bill the theatre over with the budget in Canada contribute for 197172 providing a similar anywhere from SI to 01 a single performance ticket Somc funds for the arts in at he resident company thea Newfoundland come through res the department of provincial atTh resident Ca while m Alberta ana coraDanlDS are Brunsmck arts funding comes i Hahf under the jurisdiction of the lollelown Festival Company provincial secretary s depart1 Theatre New Erunswlcka It is handled by the based m par ment of education in Nova Tteat La Scotia and Prince Edward Isi Canadienm Theatre lard iRideau Vert and Theatre du The Alberta govern n e n j all in Mon whieh proposes to provide treal National Arts Ot more than for theatre St Lawrence Centre for alone in the province in 197172 more than 10 times the pro vision for drama in 19fiO Stratford Ont Festival Hani plans to include a department ODa Theatre Centre and Rain the Shaw Festi Onl and Bastion ictona Of onl La Comedie Tinaiu du Rideau Yer ih Kpstival and Thare Centre exist ed pijor to Ai tuo new professional Ix1 Trident in Que in Ed nine produced thej fuM in 1iTI The future 1 Kuih Tuinbjll of the Mar Itoba Theatre at 26 the I resident director in i Canada the next stage of elopmtnt in theatre in tin5 coumr will hopefully see eral mjor companies perform mj in each city a wider range of pi ofessmnal theatre i Joe recently retired as fn president of Edmontons Citadel wants to see the development of Canadian j playwrights writing on Canadi an but loesnt favor having a strictly Canadian theatre Theatre is intema t i o n a i Good theatie communicates j across boimdai iej of cultural development when the cabinet is reorganized later bow both in Winnipeg Mr Slioctcr says he sees the ultimate audience for theatre in Globe Regma CiUt this del Edmonton Thea The Nova Scotia tre Calgary Playhouse Thea any area as about five per cent I of the population Mayor says college people snubbed universities LACOMBE CP Mayor Jackson said Tuesday graduates from the Seventh Day Advcntist College here are refused entrance to the provinces Highest sales for Boeing ect sJos the of Boeing amounting to S3 6 billion during were re ported in the aerospace firms annual report issued hero But the firm predicted thai sales in 1971 will he tno record level reflecting lower deliveries under all jet transport programs The 1970 il were an increase of SIH2 4 million re ported at compared with milhon in he told an informal ses sion of the commission on edu cational they can go to Hie United States to obtain a teachers certificate and return o Alberta and Mayor Jackson told more than 300 delegates at the hear ing the same situation applied to other private colleges in Al I Chairman Walter Worth i said the matter had been iCiorc tiic i at rnrlier sessions and would j be studied before the commisj sions final DECKKASK CD A total of 315 fatal accidents in 1370 took lives m Alberta com pared wilh accidents and in Iwi he Ai herta Safety Council The 1970 total was the lowest since Ifs time to GET GROWING Yes Its nearly time for the green thumb enthusiast to start thinking of gardening and planting Heres a must for the beginnera Revelation for the experinced BETTER WAYS TO SUCCESSFUL GARDENING in Western Canada by ISABELLE YOUNG and CHARLES YOUNG 326 Pages Chock Full of Useful Information Available at The Lethkidge Herald For only Or if you wish a copy sent to you Send cover mailing and handling Featuring Conditioning plants to survive our winters Planting dates and soil mixtures BulbsIndoors and Outdoors Greenhouses and Cold Frames Lawns and Landscaping Rock Gardens and Lily Ponds House Plants and Gift Plants Plus much ;