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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta J4 THE LETHBRIPGE HERALD Monday, November 15, T97I i You RCAAP patrol: night life with difference AV Ask Me. by HERB JOHNSON HAT Till. (TIT fir LETHBRIDGt) nral> Ix'furp HV go any further or this controversial sub- shall have to spend a paragraph or tuo explaining club is We shall begin by cxplainirg (hopefully i> ,i F'-nn of music. No one has ever been Me In define u That pretty much takes care of the explana- tion of v.hat iaz.7. music is'. However, "we can safely say that jazz music doe? exist. People have been using tn describe variola musi- cal idioms since the early 20th century, 50 there must be some kind uf music actually being played Uiat fits into this broad category. If it were otherwise people would nut be around using [ho word. Actually, the fact Unit no cr.e can define jazz with any degree of 'accuracy is central to the argument into which we shali launch. cannot he pinned down because it keeps shifting around. Livery time it seems to be settled down into a nice comfortable groove the public can understand and accept, the musicians move on to something else. 'This process of musical evolution is, of course, net unique to jazz1. An important facet of the evolutionary process is the periodic surfacing of underground activity into the public spctlisht. For example Dixieland was the big thing in the lilMs, an era that is still kawn as the Jazz Age A particular form of jazz was imprinted on the national consciousness and ii. remains there for those who were young at that time. Grow up with Dixieland in yctir ears and you never really tcrget it. The same thing happened during thc Swing Era Re- member Goodman. Miller. Shaw and the rest? Of course you do. West lazz made a similar impression on a genera- tion in thc 'Ms. hard bop still has its followers, as does the bop phenomenon of tire '40s that preceded it. Jazz keeps changing and every time it does at least some of the musicians involved gain some public recognition. Jazz is the common thread that runs through the entire North American music scene. now some of tho best jazz players are deeply in- volved in rock music, and vice versa. What we have today is a society that has never really understood that everybody has a common musical heritage. The yotingsters look down on their parents' "square" Count Basic records dcn't realize that Basie and Jimi Hen- drlx are soul brothers The parents, of course, are in tire same boat. Critic Albert Goldstein has observed a mixed crowd of young and old at a jazz dub discovering that they don't really have a generation gap after all. It could happen here. There has been periodic talk of starting a new jazz club Why not? Make it wide open. There's no reason some of the older musicians cant get together with the rock play- ers, just as long as both keep their ears and minds open. Don't call it a jazz club. Call it a music club. Avoid labels and just play music. It could be a real vitalizing force on the mu- sic scene Everybody wouid come and listen and play music and have fun. That's what a jazz club is a place to play any kind of music, just for the fun of it. Jean Noble dies BENNETT was granted G. R. Gordon, li; LARRY BENNETT Staff U'rilcr Probably few Letlibnclge and disirict residents are aware of the work carried out by the RC3IP while the rest of the community i s sleeping. I his reporter vas the first ever to be oi- fieially ed to travel with an RCMP member while on patrol. Permission to do thc story by Inspector Officer Com- manding the Southern Alber- ta Subdivision, following ap- proval from Ottawa 'Hie Herald spent one night on patrol with Paul Fredrick Hayner, a con- stable in the Lethbridge sub- division of the RCMP. Constable Hayner explain- ed RCMP night patrol is often a very routine and lonely assignment. A log cf what transpired during a routine evening fol- lows. Const. Hayner's first job was to relieve a constable at the complaint desk. Xo complaints or phone calls -received. p.m Signed out and picked up keys to patrol car No. 1001. p.m. Inspected pa- trol car to ensure the tires were properly inflated and all lights worked, and then filled 'the fuel tank. p.m. Left for patrol. p.m. Stopped car from Shelby, Mont., which was being driven strangely. When stopped, the driver said he hod been nervous because there was a police car behind him. p.m. Routine check of car with three men in it on side road near Stirling. p.m. Check was made at the New Dayton bar; everything quiet. 10 p.m. Stopped a car for not dimming headlights for oncoming car. Equipment cliock performed on the car, routine vehicle search car- ried out and fuel tiink check- ed for purple gas. A SKI vol- untary payment ticked issued for faulty headlight beair: switch. p.m. Cruised through Warner on routine check, nothing suspicious noted. p.m. Several quick spot checte were made of lo- cal secluded parking spas, and drinking spots in Stirling area. p.m. Pick-up truck with a man and woman in 't stopped, after it pulled rapid- ly out of an obscure parking spot near Stirling. Nothing was found. p.m. Two parked cars investigated, nothing found. Ilayner informed Lethbridge radio he would be having coffee at the El Kancho. p.m. Man who wit- nessed a car in the El Rancho parking lot back another and then leave with- out inspecting the damage or attempting to notify the driv- er, reported incident to Const. Hayner. Hayner investigated and radioed Ure city police. a.m. City police arrived. City constable took the information from Const. Hayner. a.m. Returned to the Lethbridge RCMP bar- racks to get additional gaso- line for car. a.m. Back on pa- trol, on Coutts highway. a.m. Truck stop- ped for exceeding a posted speed limit of 50 mph hide was clocked at 75 Routine vehicle equipment check was made on lights, muffler, turn signals. Inrn and brakes. Additional check made for mandatory flags, flares, insurance card and registration. Truck bad no flags or flares. Alcoholic beverage check was made, none found. Warning ticket Usuect for speeding after driver said he had just pur- chased the vehicle and speedometer was not wo'rk- a.m. Received ra- dio message while near Stir- ling to investigate accident near Hardicville. a.m. Arrived on the scene of the accident. RCMP highway patrol already con- ducting the investigation of single vehicle accident. No injuries resulted when a car left 13th St. N., entered a diich and sheared off one telephone pole before strik- ing another. a.m. Several quick ciwcks of known Hardieville area secluded parking spots were made. Three vehicles checked. stopped one mile east cf Coaldale on Highway 3. Routine inspec- tion made and voluntary payment tickets of S20 each issued for expired insurance card and expired driver's li- cence. a.m. Radio call re- ceived to proceed to the Kipp area to search for a red 1961 to 1370 Ford crew1 cab truck believed to have been used in the theft cf tools from a farm in the area. a.m. Stopped car for routine vehicle inspection by Picture Butte turn-off on Highway 3 west. a.m. Arrived at the Kipp area and started search. Made one routine ve- hicle search. a.m Received call to investigate serious car ac- cident two miles south of railroad track on Courts highway. a.m. Arrived at the scene of the accident. RCMP highway patrol and city po- I RCMP Const. Paul Haynor talks with city police Const. Marvin Imeson in co-operative investigation lice were already there. The two car passengers had al- ready been taken to hospital by city ambulance. One was believed to have been se- riously injured. Identities were not confirmed. a.m. Lethbridge coroner Dr. John E. Morgan arrived on the scene, talked to the RCMP and left. a.m. Identification branch of the RCMP arrived. It was determined the car failed l.o negotiate a turn, struck several road markers and rolled over several times, throwing one cf the passengers out. Pictures were taken and investigation was postponed until daylight. a.m Confirmation was received, car was reg- istered to Bryan Frank Ross, 18, of Calgary. St. Mi- chael's General Hospital in- formed RCMP Ross was dead on arrival and other occupant, Robert Larson, 1115 Stafford Drive, was to be held for observation. a.m. Radio message advised hospital refused to allow- questioning of Larson. Driver of the car could not be determined. a.m. Returned to RCMP barracks, Lethbridge, to file reports. address of Ress home in Calgary con- finned. Attempt to contact parents failed. a.m. Attempt to contact Larson's parents suc- cessful. Notification given iheir son had been in car accident but no! seriously in- jured a.m. Const. Hayner and this writer had coffee. Const, Hayner booked off and went to bed, this writer re- turned to The Herald. Mixed local reaction Canadian content requirement suggested for stage plays The people who produce of Lethbridge Musical Theatre. Mr. Mells suggested tlu's kind there js. not enough material plays abou' putting Canadian plays 1 on stage than those who write (.._ ,i.. nau e wo prouceo ere usca ea.. less enthusiastic pointed to the effort bv of approach could be used oc- any standard to fill the bill, let less emnusiasuc K __. i ,inno mollir rmc.rl n avs the Dominion Drama Festival j casionally, but not on to stage a program of all-Ca-1 lar basis, dian plays. While it was Jack Warbtirton. president of .saire. done, they said, the resources That pretty well sums up lo-1 of Canadian playwrights were agreed that the 50 per cent regu-1 alone really good plays. As producers, Playgoers must use what, we think is the even Theatre Calgary, dedi- cated as it was to their pro- P 1 a v g o c r s of Lethbridge. cal reaction to a brief sent to thc j the Canada Council by the [playwrights, suggesting the council enforce Canadian con- tent rules in theatres to which it gives financial aid. The council's annual report was far too ambitious ford, son of the late C. S. Noble who developed Noble Blade and pioneered trash-cov- er summerfallowing in south- ern Alberta. the Lethbridge County agricul- tura' committee since its incep- i tion. lli-s. Jean Noble, mayor of Mrs. Noble failed to gain re- Nobleford for many years, died election to the mayor's position Sunday in California following thi h t returned lisls s3-3 million in subsidies to a lengthv illness. te fall but was relumed as She was the daughter of Fort i Nobleford representative to the j of major proposals in Macleod pioneer W. A. Day and j County of Lethbridge schools j the brief is that the council is- wife of Shirley Noble of Noble- committee. sue a ruling limiting to 50 per She was an active member of j cent foreign content in the repertoire of subsidized theatres. The suggested ruling would be similar to Canadian content regulations instituted in broadcasting by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission. The brief, which contains other related proposals to aid this country's writers, was pre- pared by the playwrights' corn- Western Canadian Seed Pro-1 tail sales through an aggres- i Ca- esssoi-s Ltd. experienced It, j slve marketing program. Radio best financial year in 1071 with I He said costs were reduced of The sales exceeding S16.6 million, achange m raw ma-, circle. Cousins, Gardner Canadian Seed has best financial year up mere than ?1 million from 1970. The company showed a net earning, after payment of taxes on income, of or cents per share for the year ending July 31. Net earnings and taxes on in- come ncarlv doubled from 1970. terial procurement metliods; and manufacturing capacities i Four local PenPle- r.on' were increased due to expand- ncclc'd somc way wllh ed crushing plant and .production, a! reacted to good facilities. WCSP also initialed an ex- tensive commodity hedging program which was aimed at minimizing the effects of changes in the price between raw materials which are pur- chased and the finished pro- Annual dividend payments to duels which are sold. During 1971. WCSP spent S690.000 on additions to the plant, including equipment the idea with an "it's idea but" altitude Dick Melis, the city's super- intendent of culture and rec- reation, pointed out that de- spite ils merits, the plan might best of what is available to draw an he said.; The public is entitled to get j what it wants, not what it is told it should have, he said. Another danger that of s "terrible seen j by David Spinks, chairman of j the department of drama at i j the University of Lethbridge. Like the others. Professor Spinks was leery of an overly- protected atmosphere for Ca- nadian playwrights. We should not, he said, pro- mote third-rate plays simply because tiiey are indigenous to motion, could find only on< this season's schedule. The attitude generally for that Canadian playwrights should have their work on stage as much as possible, but that there were few plays available and the audience should not he subjected to sec- ond-rate productions just bc- they are home-grown. The playwrights' brief con- tends that'Canadian plays are popular with audiences and have done well at the box-of- fice. They have collected at- tendance figures supporting their stand. They also point out that the The mechanisms and politics {minimum Canadian content be out- rules have worked with "amaz- Urban growth talk subject scientists or urban grmvih lined for research scientists and other interested persons in the Biologgy Building a t the Lethbridge Canada. All things being equal, he would choose a Canadian play, he said, but also noted that there were so few of them that bridge. Dr. Bettison Toastmasters meet tonight n The Lethbridge TMStmas- ter's Club is preparing a hu- morous speech contest. Although contest details nre sketchy at this time, it is nn- der.siood tihat, women have been Research Station Wednesday at p.m. Speaker will he Dr. D. G. Bettison, social anthropologist j at the University of Loth-1 feels urban growth in Canada occurs through an identifiable set of mechanisms and that at each point of this set tJiere are poli- tical decisions to be made. He says these decisions gov- ern the process of urban expan- aicn and conlraction and there- fore have direct relevance to programs such as local region- based persons in general. He will attempt to identify the mechanisms and tile nature of the political inputs ing success" in broadcasting, prompting "a reluctant indus- try to an effort that can only be described as a boom." The brief says the quota sys- tem ought to be viewed as a challenge, rather than a threat by theatrical producers. There are no direct implica- tions for local theatre groups: none receive Canada Council grants. FRAME STYLES FROM AROUND-THE- WORLD OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO W. J. (Jim) Cou-iins. chair- man of the University of Loth- wen be thc death of Canadian i bridge history department will the shareholders increas- j ed to 10 cents prr share from i three certs in I act as chairman uf the labor- management ounfcieneo I theatre groups. The first, con- corn must be for the audience, he said, and it would be "real- J held in Lethbridge Wedn< ly tough to draw known s p c with a 50 per cent level of Ca- j throughout the province. In his report to the share- TOuTi ion i plaj's thsre jl'st I Ccmsins was holders, Hugh II. Michael, i crcated bv" the crushing i aren't that many good ones, dean of the Lclhbrulgc Junior president of WCSP, attributed This sentiment was echoed College in 13S7. _. .1 [no f-nmnnm! rocrirrl nv- I m, everyone The Herald con-1 Associated with education in as Ixirn in Camrose. Aha. nd educaicd in Edmonton. He studied accounting at Queens University in Ontario, Edmonton to work for a number o f to reluming to in business k before joining the civil Mr. first service in J9S. i increased profits to expand- paneled institutional (hospitals, pansion was in hotels and restaurants) and re- spent SSSO.OOO. 1970 HORSES LKASEII The Lethbridge Commun i t y College leases 80 horses for its when it j ta'ctcd. "Both Mr. Mells a n d Yatighan Hembroff, president ycars, Mr. Cousins was horn in horses are kept on Hie campus, Wales and immigrated to t'an- 1 j yw province for more than 40 horsemanship course. Forty t I h horses are ket on (he camus. Also invited to enjoy a night j of light-hearted speeches is the public. The regular Monday meeting of th? Toastmasters tonight will feature speeches from Boh Ac- kcrman. Llo_vd Flaig and Dick Bateman. Chairman for Ihe meeting is Gerry Wright and Vic Roger will act as toastmaster. j The meeting will take place at thc Park Plaza Hotel in the Bridge Room at p.m An Earnest Invitation To Come and Listen to PASTOR BARNABAS From Mysore City, India Pastor Barnabas, is n Christian Hindu, on his second Western tour, and has received a message from the Lord, for thp Western World, warning us about the corning punishment. 2 NIGHTS ONLY Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 15th 16th CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. ond 13th St. South ada in 1921. He is frequently called upon to eilJier chair or speak at meetings and workshops where I labor and management rcpre- j sentatives gather. The deputy minister of lalmr in the Alberta civil service, Donald I. Gardner will open the labor-maminpinent oonfer- e'.nce in IxHhbridf-'e Wednesday. Sharing welcoming duties with city mayor Andy Ander- son, Mr. Gardner will comment on the need for hetler rcla-L tions labor and man- j agement, due lo the continual industrial growth in the prov- ince. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gardner, 1217 r.lh Avc. S., ill Lethbridgc, Mr. Gardner' SAVE Tuo 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A S9.95 MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT 509 6th Avenue South INUTB UFFLER INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 WAKE UP YOUR COMPLEXION FOR A PERFECT MAKE-UP With Mnrlo Norman Thrnn Steps In A hpmiliful rmw lank brains w.th a bpnutifol rnmp'oxton. 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