Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "This is the puppet speaking. Would you care to talk to the U of L presents harpsichord recital Southern Alberta audiences will have the chance to hear a demonstration on the harpsi- chord on Wednesday. Sponsored by the University of Lethbridge music depart- JOHN SEARCHFIELD 2 Localioni COLLEGE MALL 112 8th 5TREET SOUTH the performance will take the form of a lecture-denr onstratlon on harpsichord mu- sic. Given by Professor John Searchflcld of Calgary, It will introduce the U of L's newly acquired Sabathll Bach I harp- sichord to the community. John SearchfieJd is harpsi- chord professor at the Univer- sity of Calgary. Bom In England, he studied at Magdalen College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Mu- sic before moving to Canada. He came to Calgary in 1958 to take the position of organist and choirmaster at Grace Presbyterian Church. A music producer for the CBC for several years, Mr. Searchfield is now assistant music professor at the U of C, conductor of the Calgary Festi- val Chorus and the CBC Cal- gary String Orchastry Orches- tra, and harpsichordist with the Calgary Baroque Ensemble. The performance will be held at p.m. at the U of L lecture theatre, Room E690. FAST DESCENT TORONTO (CP) A hydro crew witnessed a speed record in pole descent here recently. It wasn't a veteran hydro lineman, but a black and white cat which had been trapped for two miser- able days atop a pole. A nudge from a stick carried by one of the hydro workers was all It took for the cat to overcome its fear of height. family life by MAUREEN JAMIESON NIGHT, while a few of our offspring gave an impromptu concert over the washing-up, one of my favorite daydreams quietly gave up the ghost. It is now obvious even to me, thr.t we will never be one of those happy little TV families drawn into musical togetherness. Not for us the merry little after-dinner gathering where father picks up his bagpipes, mother tootles her tuba, daughter grabs her zither and son his mar- acas while grannie gets groovy on the drums. Our friends will never admire the nonchalant per- fection of our Three Blind Mice, or our sophisticated rendition of a rare Sibelius Rhapsody for forty cym- bals. I have finally faced the fact that all of our poor, unfortunate children have inherited my total lack of musicality. This total lack of mine has been going on for years. It first achieved social prominence in kinder- garten, where for some reason lost in the shadows of antiquity, a local radio station was holding a kiddies' amateur hour. Volunteers were needed, and ever anxious to ob- lige, I moseyed up to the microphone and told the whole world that I dre-e-eamt I dwe-e-elt in ma-a-arble ha-a-lls with va-a-asals and se-e-erfs at my fee-yee- yeet. The audience quickly succumbed to mass hys- teria. The news of my show biz debut travelled home, and my mother promptly burst her stay laces. Hoping to overcome the Family Shame, she signed me up for singing lessons. I was blessed with a teacher who dreamed of High C, which caused her to cringe every time she heard my raspy little bathtub baritone. She spent months dragging me up to a tortured little falsetto squeak before admitting defeat. Piano lessons followed almost immediately. After two long and weary years spent on the first four bars of Shine Little Glow Worm, Sister Gertrude advised me to take up the violin, which, by a strange co-incidence, she didn't happen to teach. Even mother was brought to her knees by then, and so I heaved a sigh of relief and joined the ranks of appreciative listeners at least, most of the time. There are, unfortunately, occasions when a person can't cop out like when you're expected to do your bit with 0 Canada. Neither of the two notes which make up my en- tire repertoire happens to be included in 0 Canada. I look on this as musical chauvinism, gross dis- crimination and a personal insult, because everybody thinks I don't sing because I'm not patriotic, which just isn't true. In fact, my intentions are all pretty sharp. It's just my voice that's flat. Saturday, November 11, THIIETHBMDCE HBlALD Commuting students benefit from piped-in movies, music SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) It's music or movies now for 45 students of Killarney who commute 70 miles each way by bus to Lo-Ellen Park sec- ondary school. Robert Bradley, superin- Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements In The Lethbridge Herald Afl weading reports, marriage and engagement announcements will now bfl published on i spe- cial page in The Herald'l Saturday edition each week. Special requests for publication on other days of the week will be given every consideration- Wedding Reports, with or without picture, will now ba accepted in the following forms: Standard Wedding Report- Using the information you provide on The Herald's standard wedding report form, (available at Tho REPORT ONtY 5.00 REPORT WITH TWO COLUMN PICTURE Extended Wedding If you wish information published which would bo additional to thai provided on The Herald's stand- ard report form, this will be accepted, and the entiro report will then be charged at 20c per count line. Charge for a two column picture with this write-up would be DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL BE 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone 328-4411 Family Editor The Lcthbridge Herald tendent of schools for the Sud- bury board of education, thought of the idea of Install- ing equipment for films and music on the 50-seat yellow bus. The bus has a silver, day- light screen at the front end. Midway down the aisle there is a 16-millimetre automatic projector while a portable generator is at the back. There also are tape-record- ers and plenty of tapes with a wide range of music. Dangling above each stu- dent is a pair of earphones. It's only when they put on the earphones that they will hear the music or sounds from the films. Mr. Bradley hopes the new facilities which cost wilt mean a larger number of stu- dents from Killarncy, in the Nickel Belt area, will stay in school for a longer time. Evan Cordon, vice-principal of Lo-Ellen Park, said only one-third of Killarney students flay to e a c h Grade 12. It takes delerminalion and per- severance to travel about 15 DO YOU THINK THIS WAY ABOUT FUNERALS? Money spent on elabor- ote funerals would ba bet- ter spent on the living. I don't wanf my body put on public display. I wont lo record my wish- es beforo my death so thai my next of kin need nol moko painful decisions under stress. I want lo support a non- profit group working for simple, dignified and in- expensive funerals. If to, osk for freo folder MEMORIAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA 328-6335 1132 16 SI. S. Lelhbridgo miles each day to go school. While most Sudbury stu- dents are snug in bed during the cold winter, the Killarney students rise nt 6 a.m. By 7 a.m. they're on the tedious two-hour drive. Before music and movies the students clutched blankets to snatch sleep to and from school. One student summed up the feelings by saying "The trips tended to get bor- ing. The only alternative was reading." Mr. Bradley believes the drive no longer will be devoid of educational value. He said that while the films largely will be for entertain- ment lie felt they also will help the students In some area of schooling. Vice-principal Gordon said the expenditure a worth- while investment snd ex- pressed confidence the stu- dents would take care of the equipment. 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