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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UTHBRIDOE HERAID Tuesday, May 19, 1970 TV Star Also Talented Author Amsterdam Hit Of Taber Dinner By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer Comedian Morey Amster- dam, a headliner for many years, was apain the star of the show at Saturday's fund- raising dinner r.t the Tabcr Civic Centre. Co-star of the Dick Van Dyke show, he also appears regular- ly on the Tonight Show, lid Sullivan and ethers. Talented as an author, he has written Keep Laughing (a best seller) and will be coming cut soon with I Remember Me (an Betty Cookers Crock Bock and Bright Sayings cf My Wife. Besides doing personal ap- pearances, Morey is also an executive producer at Four Star International Studios and will have three new television shows on the air this year. In an interview following Sat- urday's civic centre fund- raising dinner he commented on the comedy aspect of show business. Q Does the night club cir- cuit still exist as a training ground for young comedians.' A "No, mind you I'm so busy in television and pictures that I don't get a chance to get out and play ttem anymore anyway. Maybe six or eight weeks out of a year, that's all. "But now, there's no place left to be bad. These kids coming up today, I don't know where they get their training. When I was starting out in show business a comedian could play the club circuit and really de- velop his act, get every joke, every nuance down pat. Today with television, radio and pic- tures eating up so much ma- terial so fast, it's very, very difficult. An act becomes stale very quickly when millions of people see it the first time you go on television." Q _ What's it like doing a weekly series on television? A "Well, may I tell you, the Dick Van Dyke Show was the happiest five years I had in television. I think the talent in front of the camera and be- hind the camera was probably one of the best weddings of the kind I've ever heard of. The show is still being shown in 48 countries." Q What changes in humor have you noticed over th- years? A "There has been no dil- ference in the kinds cf humor; all that changes is the material and the subject matter. Humor is still humor. You can show me a sophisticated audience and I'll have a man walk out ELEPHANT BRAND 16-20-0 FERTILIZER 25-lb. bag 1.85 50-Ib. bag........ 2.95 Free use of spreader with every FREDDIE'S PAINT LTD. 816 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5540 and hit another guy in the face wilh a pie and they'll break up and fall down. "People are still fundamen- tally laughing at (lie same things. I went to see a show called Hair recently and they were doing bits that .we die! in high school." _ Do you think the "raw y vuu utuuv "iv i.------------ morality" has had any effect I became art. on television? A "Have you watched the late shows like Jolmny Carson EOT! Merv Griffen? YTU can say anything you can talk about pregnancy, you can talk about sexual relations and other things that used to be taboo. And I think its dreadfull, I really do. "Taste has become a tiling of the past, with a few excep- tions. Romeo and Juliet (the latest movie version) has nude scenes but they are in context and tastefully done. They couldn't offend anyone. Then it Q You used some Polish jokes in your act tonight. Doesn't this type of material verge on "black" humor? A "No, these have been around for years, but every year there's a new nationality MOREY AMSTERDAM RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 DRY CLEANING 40' iC PER COIN OPERATED Ml POUND BY THE POUND MINIMUM OF 4 POUNDS LEE DUCK DRY CLEANERS 330 13th Street N. Phone 327-2770 Two Mishaps On Weekend City police report Lethbridge had two major accidents over the Holiday weekend. Sunday, vehicles driven by Bill A. Nagy of Coaldale and Herbert Michallik of 1803 1st Ave. N., were involved in an intersection collision at 13th St. and 6tli Ave. S. Damage to both vehicles amounted to Monday an accident with es- timated damage of occur- red about p.m., at 3rd Ave. and 13 St. S., involving vehicles driven by Peter Janzen of Vauxhall and Douglas G. Bow- man of 1014 12 St. A S. o o o o 6 000 o o o o o SALMON fUHERAlHOME tTD. SOUTH f r T UTH1RIDCE. AlBERTA CalaUis6ei 1927 PHONE 327.2802 to pick on, they've always got to have a scapegoat to pick on. TWs year it's the Polish people. All these Polish jokes were originally "moron" jokes. I think they're all done in the spirit of tun." Q _ To what would you at- tribute the success of Kowan and Martin's Laugh-In? A "Their formula for suc- cess? They were simply the first ones to do on television what Olson and Johnson did in vaudeville for 35 or 40 years. That's all it is a series of quick lines, black-outs, .with important people doing ridicu- lous things. "The only thing is that I think this becomes kind of tire- some too. The Rowan and Mar- tin show, which was to first place for a couple of years, is gradually losing ground be- cause you can only go on with it for a certain length of time. In 10 years somebody will try the same formula again and it'll be new again and be a hit all over again." 600 Plates Oi Beef About 600 plates of roast beef, with all the trimmings, were served at the Taber celebrity and sweepstakes dinner Satur- day night. The event, staged to help raise funds for the town's new civic cen- tre, had a long and impressive list of head table guests. Among them was Taber May- or Arthur H. Avery, who, in lis welcoming speech, noted that this was the first major event held in the town's new centre. Greetings from the pro- vincial government were ex- tended by Premier Harry Strom, and from the federal government by H. A. (Bud) Olson, minister of agriculture. Ray Speaker, provincial min- ister of social development, got an enthusiastic response from the crowd when he ended his brief speech by extending his thanks to "the pyromaniac who burned down the old centre." Preceded by a fashion show that featured Julie Malcmey, Miss Canada 1970, the dinner was capped by an evening of entertainment by such well- known speakers as Henry Viney, Red Storey and televi- sion star Morey Amsterdam. The dinner was organized by Pat Shiinbashi of Taber, who headed a committee of Ken McDonald, Colin Oddie, Gordon Schnell and Wayne Gough. Grand prize winner of a new automobile was Marion Jensen of Taber. Winner of a color television set was Push Mat- sumiya of Coaldale. Cash prize winners were C, A. Leeks, Taber, Mrs. A. McFadden, Coaldale, Haddie Qkamoto, Taber and Jack Iwabuchi, Lethbridge. How About It Mr. Kierans? With the threatened postal tieup and recalling the dis- ruption and delays caused by the strike two years ago, a postcard with a one cent stamp which arrived in Leth- bridge on May 14, 1970 has caused some eye-lifting. It was mailed in Calgary, June to Peter Regal, Palace Rooms, Lethbridge, and received this week by his friend Chris Sorensen. Mr. Kegal never got to read the details. He died two-years Railroaders To Meet Here The 1970 spring meet of the Pacific Northwestern region of National Railroaders Associa- tion will be held in Lethbridge May 29-31. About 80 railroad workers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Montana are expected to be in Lelhbridge for the conven- tion lo ho held at Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Features of the convention will be a photo contest, cross table clinics, most popular train model contest, and gen- eral social activities. F. F. Balderson, president of the Tyrrell's Lake Fisherman's Association, says the group needs more funds if it is to con- tinue its operation. Over 000 has been collected, he says, but more subscriptions are need- ed if venture is to be a suc- cess. GOOD NEIGHBORS The international 25th Anni- versary celebration of the liberation of Holland in 1945 by Canadian troops became more persona! Saturday, as former Netherlands residents Mr. and Mrs. Frans Elemans hosted their neighbors, coincidentally Canadian service- men involved in the liberation, at dinner. Mr. Elemans, Jack McMahon, Sophie McMahon, Ada Elemans, Marge Maclean and Cleve Maclean toast the occasion. Police Chiefs Meet Here This Week Western Canadian chiefs of police will meet at the El Rancho Motel in Lethbridge Wednesday and Thursday for their 15th annual conference. Alberta Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart will open the conference Wednesday with a talk regarding amendments to the Criminal Code in the areas of gambling and lotteries. Thursday morning will- fea- ture discussions on uniform crime reporting, use of fire- arms by police and protection of VIPs. In the afternoon the confer- ence will move to the Leth- bridge Community College where Ken Riley, law enforce- ment instructor in charge of the LCC law enforcement pro- gram, will explain the course and facilities. Packers' Lay-Off Now Over Forty men will resume work today and tomorrow, following a lay-off action last week by Canada Packers Ltd. and Ca- Stop-Smoking Sessions Start Tonight The Lethbridge unit of the Canadian Cancer Society will begin its educational course on smoking and health tonight in Gas Company auditorium at 8 p.m. The theme of the four ses- sion course is S.O.S. (Save on Smokes Stop Smoking) and will feature IVi hour sessions, with1 films and group therapy. There is no charge for the course. The three remaining ses- sions will be held May 27, June 10 and June 1_5, all at the Gas Company auditorium, all at 8 p.m. nadian Dressed Meats Ltd. meat packing plants at Leth- bridge. Slightly improved beef mar- keting Mowing the long week- end was given as one reason Vice-President Brook Barker of Magrath was chosen recently as vice- p r e s i d e n t of the Idaho Col- legiate Press Association. Mr. Barker is sports editor of the Rick's College (Rexburg, Ida- ho) paper, The Scroll. for bringing the men back. Generally both packing houses are still at near capacity, ac- cording to plant officials. Upcoming employee holi- days are expected to relieve the situation to some extent, and officials of both plants ex- pressed hopes to avoid further work lay-offs. THEIR LIFE UNCERTAIN All high-mountain flowers have an insecure existence. Some take as long as 20 years to blossom fully. Discussions will resume at the LCC lecture threatre re- garding police training. The conference will wind up Thursday n i g h t with a barbe- cue at the police shooting range. Lethbridge Police Chief James Carpenter will be chair- man oi the conference. BOYD'S PHARMACY ITD. Next Ta Zeller'l Phone 328-3760 Foil Office Service Prescription Service Max Factor and Du Barry Cosmetics Free Delivery 9 a.m. to 9 Monday thru Friday Saturday 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays WE SPECIALIZE IN COMPLEXION CARE THAT IS OUR MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE MALL 328-1525 ClfU Costume Jewellery Perfumei How come over thrifty Canadians are willing to pay more for a Lawn-Boy? Because this is what they get with every Lawn-Boy: Exclusive Finger-Tip start Clog-free Grasscatcher Bushel-sized, mildew-proof bag, snaps on and off Discharge chute at the front, slanted down for safety Lightweight, rust-proof magnesium housinj Special spring-steel blade with stiffener, for level cutting. Double blade-housing for safety's sake And an exclusive 2-year warranty Self-cleaning, smooth tread wheels Safety switch and primer 2-cycle, 3-hp engins Vibration-absorbing engine mount 2-speed cutting: normal and heavy duty Polyurethanc air cleaner Finger-tip wheel height adjustment 6 cutting height? It's taken us 17 years to perfect the 1970 Lawn-Boy. You can see them all at your dealer's right gas-powered, electric, commercial, self-propelled. 10 great models in all. Lawn-Boy conform! to C.P.O.E.A. ttfcty ataruUrdi. Lawn-Boy World's biggest mower mufiler Years from now you'll know it worth it. A product of Outboard Marine Corporation of Canada Canada, maktn of Evinrude and Johnson outboard motors, CMC Stern Drive tngines. Snow Cruiser snowmobiles and Pioneer Chain Saws. HEPP'S INDUSTRIES LTD. Parts and Service Sale< Wcuanteo Dspot Phono MOWER Lawn Boy Sales 4 Serviet 117 3rd Ave. S. PHONE HARDWARE Shoppers' World PHONE 327-7066 See Fred at Panoni Hardware Parkers of Taber and Southern Alberta TABER, LTD. Authorized Sales and Service Depot in Lethbridge 32 i 8th St. S. Phon. 327-5566, FARM SERVICE PINCHED CREEK, Alia. PHONf 627-3522 Norbridae Marine Authorized Service A Warranty Depot 1252 3rd Ave. N. PHONE 327-6960 YOU'LL FIND THE BEST BRANDS ADVERTISED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ;