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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Novrmber 27, 1971 THt UTHBPICC.t HtTALP 3 Still going strong (it 65 Pianist Earl "Fatha" Hiiies still has the touch PEEK-A-BOO These unidentified spies check on eocli other's activities through (lie owl-eyo windows in the fence surrounding an Ottawa construction sight. Nome on way out as one-horse town Kv .Mil niCN'NKTT I'uuiitlinti I'i-css Stuff Writer K.'u'l Mines brought the piano cut of tire nipimc honky-tonks of I he 1920s to Hive il ti ilistincllvo jazz voice. Aral (it. (ii lie is still om.' of the finest Lv.-fi-hi.iHicd payers around. The Planlatic'i i.i Chicago, the cireuil and the Grand Ter-rcte have lonf! sincu passed, giving way lo the plush appointinents of the Tropieami Room in Las Vegas arm the Nine in York. Earl 'l-'alha, Mines rales thai kind of (Delusive show- case. If he hadn't been black and Pennsylvania had been Aus- tria or Germany, nines might, have become a concert pian- ist. those MOTS, you had to have the stamp of Flu- rope before you were given any credit for being an artist of any kind as far as classical music was concerned. "And in tire Slates, the col- ored situation came up. There were no classical artists as far as the Negro race was concerned. You had to go through too much in order to be recognized. "I remember a fellow by the name of Eddie South, they called him the Dark Angel of the Violin. He went to Russia, spent I don't know how many years there, came back In the United Sliiles and ended up working in beer parlors." lil.UKI'-EI) WAY Mines was a tall, awkward kid and wore Icni; pants to bluff his inlo his first club dates while still in hiah school. "That's what put me through .ScliL'nlcy hish school. Pittsburgh was so corrupl. the law didn'l pay attention to what was going on in the street, especially in Kast Lib- erty." Etibic Blake was dating Bines' aunt about that time and convinced him the sleel city was loo far off the beaten path lor a young musician itching for the bright lights. first Fulltime job was I working with a singer named Lois Drppe in Chicago: The year was 1922 and Mines was barely 1C. Five years later, he was a regular with Can-oil Dicker- son's orchestra and persuaded i a young trumpet player J i leave King Oliver at the Plan- tation and "come over here with us young fellas at ths Sunset." His name was Louis Armstrong. FLETCHER WAS BEST "Chicago had 25 or 30 big bands in those Whileman, Guy Lombardo, Coonlin S a u n d e r s, George Olson. Ted Weirr.s. All of them had 14, 15 musicians, some of them had more. "America was dancing at that lime. Any big firm had a dance hall and would have one of the big bands come by. Sometimes there were three of us at lime in one hall. "Then I hey weald have n battle of I remember one time. I went to Philadelphia and there was Duke Ellington. Jimmy Lu nee ford and Fletcher Henderson. Wha were blow- Mines has a lot more going for him than memories He doesn't need the money from engagements at the Cen- tury Plaza in Armies or the Bnnavenlure in Montreal: Uie music keeps him happy am! a lot of jicople too. In 1U70. a group of friends presented him wilh SS'j.Wt. gold braid and a rosewood piano made in HIM. The inscription on I he piano reads: i "Presented by lovers from all over llie world, this piano is the only one of il-. l-.ill'l tlCVCI lld'r NOW IS THE TIME TO BE THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS GIFTS! BOYS' AND GIRLS' WATCHES 17 Jewels We also handle ROLEX, WAITHAN, nnd other SWISS brands at outstanding prices 304 ON THE SECOND FLOOR TO SAVE YOU MOREI SANDY'S JEWELLERY 304 5th St. S. Phone 327-4625 FOR THE MEN ON YOUR from ALBERT'S FLESH COIOR STUPE SHIRTS WASH TIES in poVoiler i, Inmb'i Wool or Popcorn Stitch CARDIGAN SWEATERS FORTREL DRESS or CASUAL SLACKS SPORT SHIRTS ROBES PYJAMAS HATS WINTER JACKETS SCARVES GLOVES SOCKS AND BEITS 8.50 12.00 3.00 to 6.00 19.95 10 25.00 19.95 29.95 Drop in soon! ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 331 5th Street 5. 'WHERE ONLY AlBERT HIS YOU' OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Tltl 9PM. NOME. Alaska (API This old gold rush city is on its way out as a one-horse town. Tossy has been given her walking pa- pers. The five-year-old Shetland pony's problem is garbage cans. She can't resist poking into them. In the old days, hundreds of j horses were used to haul toads j through the boom town's muddy j streets and to move 2old dredges over the gold-rich' gravel surrounding Nome. But the number dwindled and dwindled until Tossy and an- other horse were the only two in town. Then the other horse w a s killed recently to provide food for a dog team on display for tourists. with the town lo herself and left to roam. Tessy increased Mail action no surprise CALGARY (CPi The fed- eral government's decision to take over mail (Delivery service now handled by private con- tractors didn't surprise mem- bers of the Charles Schneider Mail Contractors Lid. of Cal- gary. Charles Schneider, president of the company, said employees were aware of the switch, an- nounced Tuesday by Postmas- ter General Jean-Pierre Cote. Mr. Schneider said 130 to 150 men, including part time workers, are eligible to be ab- sorbed 'Jin public service by the end "of 1972. This is the dead line for integration of truck sen-ice involving IS ci- ties. "We started hauling mail from the train station '11 years ago with one truck and its grad- ually grmvn over the Mr. Schneider said. The company now has 70 trucks. her assaults on Nome's garbage j cans and the city administration decided she had to go, one way j or the other. Happily for Tessy. it's the other. She'll be shippped by air to Kenai, Alaska, south of An- chorage, as soon as space on a cargo plane can be arranged by her keeper, Rev. Paul Bills of the Assembly of God church POI.ICE UPSET "This horse has been in ev- erybody's garbage pail and the wl'iole town is upset." the minis- ter said. "The police and the mayor have been getting all kinds of complaints." Until she developed a pen- chant for garbage cans, Tossy had been a town pet for Nome's residents. Robert Morris, who originally bought Tessy, said: "It got to IK a real bother. The kids won't pay much attention to her any- more. I couldn't find anyone to buy her, so I gave her away." And the hay Tessy munched along with the tidbits she found in the garbage cans was expen- to 5150 a ton by air, with no road links between Nome and other Alaska cities. Ontario plans miniature i hooze hollies I TORONTO ICP) The TJ- quor Control Board of Ontario i said litre that miniature bot- Itles of liquor will be intrn- i duced in some liquor stores in Ontario. j At present, (lie 1.6-ounce i miniatures are sold through 1 retail outlets in Canada only 1 in New Brunswick. They are also sold on trains and planes i and used for room sen1 ice in I Alberta hotels. Many European liquor i brands are sold in larger min- iature bottles containing up to ibout three ounces. jif For Those Who Caro I? To Give the Best 1? Give Comfort fc Give Warmth Give Genuine I SEALSKIN BOOTS L-? to mill orcJj Pay Fostcige. I IAPUS' COLD SEAl AISO TWO F.LICKLE STYIE in LAHIES' PONY BOOTS MEN'S GOLD SEAl ALSO TWO BUCKLE STYLE In Won't MEN'S PONY BOOTS 36.95 36.35 36.95 40.00 40.00 40.00 r fin for wiioin family including SKI-DOO BOOTS BENEFIT SHOES LTD. M5 -lili Avr. S. Photic 357-7300 AND FRIDAY Tin P.M. m m a A FACT HOOVER APPLIANCES ARE HANDY HELPERS! 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