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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, November 21, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Broaden CBC radio in North Satellite contract awarded OTTAWA (CP) A 1- million contract for satellite earthstation equipment has been awarded to RCA Ltd of Ste Anne de Bellevue, Que., Telesat Canada announced Former city announcer heads broadcasting firm WINNIPEG (CP) -GO (Jerry) Johnson, formerly of Lethbndge, has been ap- pointed executive vice presi- dent and general manager of Canwest Broadcasting Ltd Canwest has been licensed by the Canadian Radio Television Commission to es- tablish and operate a new independent television station in Manitoba, to be located in Winnipeg Mr Johnson, 46, currently is general manager of KCND- TV, which serves Winnipeg and southern Manitoba from its studios in Pembma, North Dakota Canwest has purchased the border station, which will go off the air when the new Cana- dian station begins telecasting next fall Mr Johnson joined KCND- TV in 1966 and previously worked in broadcasting in Ed- monton Lethbndge, Prince Albert, Regma and Winnipeg Canwest president Paul Morton, in making the an- nouncement of Mr Johnson's appointment, said additional details of the new station's development plans will be released shortly SOUTHERN ALBERTA TUC CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE GREAT GADSBY starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow In color Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 21, 22, 23 One show only 815 pm ADULT PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "OLD YELLER' in color Starring Dorothy McQuire and Fess Parker Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 21, 22 23 Thursday show at 815 pm FAMILY TABER Tower Theatre Double feature Family show "WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE and "THE SNOWBALL EXPRESS" Thursday Friday, Saturday November 21, 22, 23 Thursday shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m FAMILY TONI8HT thru SATURDAY "SOUTH COUNTRY 4" at the MINERS' 33 -13th Street North Members and Invited Guests Onlyl ATTIC THEATRE 33412 Street S. Lethbridge Group Sessions in: ACTING DIRECTING STUDIO PRODUCTIONS Youth Group Monday Evenings Adult Group Tuesday Evenings For information contact BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE or Phone 327-7952 THE PARK PLAZA proudly presents for your entertainment THE "GEORGE DE SOUZA SHOW" NIGHTLY Wednesday The equipment will allow broader distribution of CBC radio programs in the far north, the company said in a news release Telesat Canada, jointly owned by the federal government and com- munications carriers, operates Canada's domestic telecommunications system The equipment will allow remote northern communities previously dependent on shortwave radio to receive radio broadcasts on the AM band, a Telesat spokesman said It will also make possi- ble the live transmission of radio programs produced in the north to the complete CBC radio network, he said The equipment for trans- mitting the programs will be installed at Yellowkmfe, Inuvik and Frobisher Bay in the Northwest Territories, as well as in CBC production centres in Montreal and Toronto Equipment to receive the programs will be installed at 16 remote communities in the north the statement said Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for the summer of WOMAN HOLDS SERVICE WASHINGTON (AP) Rev Allison Cheek defied a bishop's orders and Sunday became the first woman to conduct a communion service at an Episcopal church in the United States The service was held in defiance of orders from the Rt Rev William F Creighton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Mrs Cheek of Annandale Va one of 11 women elevated to the priest- hood last July during a service in Philadelphia MICHAEL ONTKEAN CC book purchase up OTTAWA (CP) The Can- ada Council's book purchase program has been increased this year to for books by Canadian authors to be distributed free to needy li- braries and other institutions, the council announced Wednesday Last year the council bought and distributed books at a cost of The council this year will buv 79 books in English and 39 in French, including novels and short stones, collections of poetry, essays and other works of general interest Textbooks are not included They will be packaged in kits of 200 volumes each, for distribution to universities cultural centres, and other in- stitutions abroad, through the external affairs department, and to associations, in- stitutions and other groups in Canada which lack funds REPEAL TAX The five-per cent ad- missions tax on dance opera, chorus, theatre and music performances and readings, painting, sculpture and craft exhibitions has been repealed m Washington ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 allowed ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday, November GORDON TRIO" Saturday, November 23rd CANADIANS" GORDON TRIO" Show Times Thursday November 21 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7 00 9 10 LONGEST YARD 7 10 9 20 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 15 9 15 WALKING TALL 25 9 40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 15 RESTRICTED ADULT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 CRY OF WILD 730930 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Public Swimming, Skating, and Museum Nov. Ntv. 25 FRITZ SICK SWIM (ADULTS ONI Yt 12 00 12 -45 pm PUBLIC SWIM 8 00-10 00 SWIM (ADULTS 12-45 SWIM 5 00 5 OC D SWIM 1 00 5 00 p m and 6 00 S 00 p (Adults onlv) 1200 1245pm STANSIWIK SWIM (ADULTS ONLYi 1200 1 00 SWIM (ADULTS ONLY) 12 00 1 00 pm PUBLIC SWIM "30930 SWIM 3 00-6 00 C SWIM 1 00-5 CO p m FAMILY SWIM 00 8 00 0 SWIV (Ad ults onh) 1200 1 00 pm HENDERSON PARKiCE 2 00 00 p PUBLIC SKATE 00 5 30 P T-I ADANIS PARK ICE FREE SKATING ID 00 1200 p-n PUCLIC SKATING 00 o 00 p SKATING 2 00 00 p SKATE 1 00 2 30 P m PUBLIC SKATE 3 "0 5 00 p m FAMILY SKATE 00 7 30 D CTVIC ICE PUBLIC SKATE 1 00 5 ?0 P SKATE 00 1 0 00 p SKA'E 1 00 2 30 D m PUBLIC SKATE 3 00 p SIR ALEXANDER 6ALT MUSEUM NOTE wi pm oo "3D p m U no Public St to 00 1 ?0 0 m on on OD r T November DO 3" P m from 7 00 to 9-00 Actor refuses to continue in TV series By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NEA) Some time ago I wrote a lengthy story about TV stars who left their series at the height of their success As part of that storv, I wanted to talk to Michael Ontkean, who had just left ABC s The Rookies at the height of his and its success I did talk to his represen- tative, Alan Bristowe, who told me that Ontkean was out of town and thus unavailable to be interviewed He would he said, relay my request and let me know what Ontkean had to say I heard nothing for several months The original story was written of course without any new information about why Ontkean had left The Rookies Now I have a communica- tion that's the only word to describe it from Ontkean via Bristowe It is so remarkable for its candor that I believe it is worth a separate article It comes in a folder which Ontkean apparently had printed up for just such an oc casion There is on the front cover a picture of a man presumably a U S Marine, posing in his resplendent un- iform Above the picture are the words, 'You're Only a Rookie For Two Years Inside the folder is a piece which Ontkean apparently wrote headlined "You re Only a Rookie For Two Years and" 000 Is No Substitute For Growth In the article, Ontkean says how he was offered that sum to continue with the series He gives some of his reasons why he elected to turn it down and leave The Rookies Basically, his thesis is that The Rookies was no longer growing, that it no longer "reflected the real that to stay on would only be repeating himself The folder afso contained a letter from Bristowe, in which he reported on a telephone conversation with Ontkean, who was at the time in Canada Bristowe's letter amplifies the other story, and here are some of the points it makes "It was announced that Michael was fired because he made certain salary demands Well he was offered much much more than he was reportedly demanding Bristowe writes that none of the press who reported the "firing" had bothered to con- tact Ontkean. or even to try and Contact him The letter makes several points, from Ontkean to Bristowe to Kleiner to you. about the actor's theories on television "An actor is an interpretive artist He must have material of substance and texture in order to grow If you have taken a particular character as far as the material allows vou then it is time to shed another skin "There are alternatives to violence Some cops never fire their guns in their entire careers There can be dramatic truth and there can be exciting entertainment without resorting to the emp- tiness of excessive violence "High ratings are a sign of approval and acceptance in the immediate present They should be encouragement to grow and not to stand still "The muscle of high ratings should be used to stretch and improve a series The cor- porate mentality is afraid to gamble with a success This forces talented actors to only move within a very narrow, limited range Most of the ac- tors who have sold out by play- ing the same character for too long have fat bank accounts but depleted artistic resources It can work for an older actor but it is suicide for a young, evolving actor Some of the points made in the docu- ment are on the practical nuts and bolts side "Michael is grateful for his experience on The Rookies and he used the series to learn a great deal about the purely technical aspects of filming Michael worked with the editors very closely and was directly involved in the editing of many episodes Michael is now in the process of com- pleting a short film he shot himself It is a documentary on Sufi dancing He is doing the final editing now in Toron- to Michael is still very close to the cast members of The Hookies He respects them all as actors and individuals Their current artistic needs are just different than his It continues Michael tried to exit the show gracefully and on good terms with his employers His attorneys had been negotiating for a release for more than six months paramount NOW SHOWING AT and P.M. RESTRICTED ADULT IT'S SURVIVAL OF FHE FIERCEST AND THE FUNNIEST. PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS AN ALBERTS RUDDY PRODUCTION BURT REYNOLDS "THE LONGEST YARD" college cinema NOW SHOWING at and p.m. 3 MORE DAYS ENDS SATURDAY! CONTINUOUS SHOWS SATURDAY BOX OFFICE OPENS 1PM FIRST SHOW STARTS 1 30 P M TAKE THE ENTIRE FAMILY! in COLOR. CRY OF THE sensational insight into the life of the lysterious and powerful timber wolf... A National Film Board o! Canada Production ADULTS MATINEE EVENINGS CHILDREN UP TO 14 YEARS S1 00 ANYTIME paramount STARTS TOMORROW at and p.m. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME SOMEONE GAVE YOU A HICKEY? It was 1958 when making love meant "making out ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN L'V A PICT ENDS TONIGHT: "WALKING TALL' in COLOR with JOE DON BAKER ;