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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Sinatra drops libel suit LOS ANGELES (AP) Frank Sinatra says he has dropped a milJion libel suit against a weekly tabloid that published stories saying was married and an expectant father. Sinatra said here he dropped his suit after the weekly, Mid- night, published a retraction, paid the entertainer "minimal arra had cancer, and MARQUIS CABARET Due to prior commitment there will be NO CABARET this weekend in the Grenadier Room "RIA" will be entertaining In the RED COACH LOUNGE' COME AND ENJOY THIS EXTREMELY FINE ENTERTAINER THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 1751 "rrf Avenuu Sruih EVERY JACKPOT IN 50 NUMBERS 2nd JACKPOT IN 55 NUMBERS IN 56 NOS. IN 57 NOS. If no bingo called after 57 nos. we will continue for NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS ALLOWEDl PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS ELKS AND GUESTS DOWNSTAIRS for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY, MAY 11-BARNEY AND THE BEER NUTS FRIDAY, MAY 12-BIUES SATURDAY, MAY 13-4 HITS AND A MISS New breed of angel on Broadway NEW YORK (AP) A new bnsd of angel has turned up un Broadway. Actors are so eager to have the show go on thai they've put their savings whero their are. "There's never ever been a production like this in the his- tory of exclaims Larry Blyclen, leader of the un- fiscal covev. Just how rare it all may be is not statistically demonstrable, but the circumstances surround- ing the current revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum afford new proof of how there Is no busi- ness like show business. The improbable sequence of chaotic events which eventually landed the production amid unanimously rave reviews at the Lunt-Fontaaine Thteatre hero began last November. A Funny Thing was the first show put on by a new manage- ment at the Los Angeles Music Centre, with Phil Silvers star- ring. Blyden, cast in a support- ing role, recalls the premiere as iust short of total disaster. "Everyone was disenchanted because Phil wasn't up to ex- Passport Photos Photo A. E. CROSS STUDIO Fhom 3M-011I "710 3rd Av.. S. Phone 328-0222 YOUR DEALER WITH SERVICE SEE THE MODULAR SOLSD STATE COLOR TV JA flff, RADIO AND TV A C K b 302 ,31h N. ALBERTA CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN" In Color. Starring David Wayne, James Olson and Kate Reid. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 11, 12 and 13. Thursday show at p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre "ANGEL UNCHAINED" In Color. Starring Don Stroud, Luke Askew and Aldo Ray. Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. Friday show at p.m. Adult. PICTURE BUTTE-Cinema Theatre "PLAZA SUITE" In Color. Starring Walter Malthau. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 12, 13 and 14. Friday show at p.m. Adult not suitable for children. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "10 RILLINGTON PLACE" In Color. Thursday, May II, show at p.m. Adult not suitable for children. TABER Tower Theatre "THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS" In Color. Starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward. Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12. Thursday shows at and p.m. Adult. CORNER 2nd AVE. and 13th ST. N. THE QUBROOMS Friday "ACES HIGH" Saturday "MINT JULEPS" Members and Invited Guests! COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Public Swimming Schedule FRITZ SICK POOL Fri., May 12- NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. Public Swimming.............. p.m. Sat., May Public Swimming............. p.m. Sun.r May Public Swimming p.m. Family Swimming p.m. Man-, May NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. says the actor whose admiration for the ebulli- ent comedian verges on ecstasy "Well, that opinion came from people who haven't the vaguesl notion how talent functions. Some players take a long time to get into a role." BECOMES 'SELL-OUT1 Nightmare errors of the open- ing night were repaired, favora- ble word-oF-moulh succeeds opening dismay. By the end o: the six-week run the SRO sign was up in the lobby. Something else was also evi- dent backstage. "A remarkable e n s e m b spirit had says Ely- den. "By the third week I wantet to get the rights to take the production elsewhere, it was so good. they wanted to get a New York producer and kep saying, 'What does an actor know about Ills record as an impresario was limited to a lone, futile ven ture as co-sponsor 10 years ago with Tony Perkins of Harold, a play that lasted on Broadway one night. Three or tour Broadway man agers, including David Merrick came West to look, and wenl away. "At 1 o'clock on the morning before we were to close there was a Blyden recalls "Suddenly everyone was looking at me and I was really angry AH of a sudden I had to decide whether it meant that much to me." Finally he said yes because some prior skirmishing made him confident of prompt accesF to of an anticipated nut. The balance was to be raised by a couple of inter ested businessmen. FUNDS FALL SHORT "We thought we'd be ready to move on in two or three weeks But when I went to the people who had promised, it turned oul I had just Raising the rest was unbelievable." At this point in the saga, Sil vers quips: "What Larry did was fantastic. He was all over the place, to Houston, Dallas Fort Worth. I think he got from a newsboy." Eventually Blyden accumu lated from about 60 backers, among whom were nine members of the company- Together, the cast contribution came to Among the biggest backers Is Carl put up ev- erything he had to come to Broadway." The lusty baritone portrays a mighty Roman war- rior in the farcical romp, am thus far has been rewarded witli glowing personal notices. Other participating players are Lew 30 years since he's been Owens, who is 84, and John Hansen, 20, who figured, "wha' an adventure to do a New York show once" before settling down to a hoped-for career as an oceanographer. Quality for the Sneered "Headquarters Colt is the touch little car lliats big on dependability. Its strength starts" with construction, a design feature that combines body and frame into one solid, safe unit. Before Colt could be announced it had to prove itself over some of the toughest roads and driving conditions in the world. Dodac Colt is a lot of car with such standard features as: front disc brakes; now-through ventilation; reclining bucket scats (except adjustable steering column; overhead cam mini-Hcnu'engine; fully synchronized four-on-the-floor; inside hood release; and a trunk lid that works as a radio antenna. How's that for the complete little car. Av.iilaWc in coupe, 4 door Sl.ilion Wacon 2 door Hnnllop nnd-1 door Srtlan. It's the lowest priced line of Dodge cars going. The financial prohlem still wasn't settled. There was that other pledged by Bly- tlen's associates. There were all kinds of legal complications, too. KEADY FOR OPENING Broadway producer David Black finally was recruited with the last and with all the cash finally raised, the com- pany prepared to go to Chicago. In Chicago, the show opened In a blizzard. Parker had fallen ill and Silvers was limping around with a pulled leg mus- ele. The reviews, however, were enthusiastic. With growing con- fidence and high morale, some extra funds were raised for the trip to Broadway. Because of a rapidly shrink- ing cashbox, the production sud- denly moved its scheduled open- ing up a into the middle of major Christian and Jewish religious observances. Blyden declares it was a cal- culated wanted to be open for the post-Easter week which traditionally is one of the test two of the entire year. A Funny Thing did get In under the deadline wire for the annual Tony Awards considera- tion and captured three nomina- Silvers, Blyden and director Eurt Shevelove. News service slate named HALIFAX (CP) W. A. Speers of Vancouver was re- elected today as president of Broadcast News Ltd., the news service of private broadcasting stations in Canada. He is vice-president of Selkirk Holdings Ltd., owner and opera- tor of a number of broadcasting stations in Western Canada. The Broadcast News board of directors met in Halifax to dis- cuss development of the service now delivered to 301 private radio and television stations. Gabriel Gilbert of Le Soleil, president of The Canadian Press, Canada's national news- gathering organization, was elected vice-president, succeed ing Norman Smith of the Ot- tawa Journal. Mr. Smith contin- ues as a director. Other directors are: A..R. W. Loekhart of CFBC Saint John, N.B.; Jean Pouliot, CFCM-TV Quebec; Douglas Trowell, CKEY Toronto; Jack M. David- son, C JAY-TV Winnipeg; Boss Munro, Edmonton Journal; R. S. Malone, Winnipeg Free Press; and St. Clair McCabe, Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Broadcast News service is based on news of The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France- Presse as well as news contrib- uted by broadcasting stations. Thursday, May 11, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 Mclntyre ranch TV show in big Prague festival MONTREAL (CP) Radio- Canada, the CBC's French-lan- guage television network, has entered a documentary on beef cattle ranching in Canada in the International Television Festival in Prague, Czechoslo- vakia, it announced today. The 30-minute documentary le Beouf de L'ouest was directed by Georges Francon and written by Jacques Ouvrard as part of a scries on agri- culture in Canada. Much of the documentary was filmed oil the Mclntyre Ranch near Lelhbriclgc, Alfa., one of the country's largest with head. The festival is to be held June 14-21. ROYALTY IN WALKATIIONf MASERU, Lesotho (Renter) Moshocshoe II of Le- sotho and Mamohata were among ,'fftrt persons who took part in a 20-mile charily walk to raise money for the Save the Children Fund. SATURDAY MATINEE only at p.m. SATURDAY at and p.r SUNDAY at ONLY HER SCRAPPY PUP BECOMES A HMO! REEK ACRES t'.r> DRIVE-IN LAST TIME TONIGHT "HORNET'S NEST" IN COLOR ROCK KELLY" IN COLOR NICK JACGER J FRIDAY and SATURDAY i, ALBERTO f ADIOS ADULT V "S ,0 V j j SECOND FEATURE THE MCKENZIE BREAK The Escape Film GATES OPEN P.M. SHOW AT P.M. ADULT ENTERTAINMENT LAST TIMES TONIGHT AT AND P.M. The first fun picture of the year! Robert Redford Gccrge Segal Rock PANAV1SION" COLOR BY K LUXE' RESTRICTED ADUIT COLUGE BIRTE TOVE SUSAN HURLEY INGER STENDER DANIEl GEUN TONIGHT OPQ FRIDAY end the AIR HOSTESSES FROM COPENHAGEN Produced .ind Uiieclca cy JACK O'CONNELL nocK Scciu Fioductc by MANFRED MAW AT AND P.M. ADULT-NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN It's called TONIGHT thru SAT. AT and P.M. STARTS TOMORROW At and p.rrr sis 13 RESTRICTED ADULT SrmNGITARG MGM Presents "SITTING TARGET" Stnrrtna OLIVER REED JILL ST. JOHN ;