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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THt lETHBHIDCt HEHAID Thundny, November 30, 1971 East businessmen start own three ring crcus Kitchener-Waterloo Reeonl KITCHENEH, Ont. A group ol Kilchcncr-Water- loo businessmen is putting to- gether a three-ring circus with the emphasis on a Cana- dian theme, a clean, fanily- shmv image and an honest deal for sponsoring service clubs. Canadian Circus Inc., owned, managed and directed entirely by Canadians, al- ready "has been booked [or an initial-season six-week tour of Ontario and Quebec, starting with a Sept. 5-9, 1973. engage- ment at Montreal's Paul Sauve Arena. That first season will take the circus, which to date has lined up 90 per cent of its acts, from Thunder Bay to Quebec City, and may be ex- panded by another two to ihreo weeks. Rfjss Marshall, a former broadcaster and local pro- moter personal circus experience, is president of the newly-formed circus which will maintain business offices in Kitchener while housing and rehearsing its acts in Sar- j asou, Fla. Mr. Marshall said in an in- terview that of most of the acts will be performed by Americans, since Canadi- ans have no history in the field. The headline act will be The Coronas, a family of f'vc rial performers who also oc- cupy an honorary position on the circus board of directors as artistic advisers. Mr. Marshall said that if a USE CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT TUBERCULOSIS, CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, ASTHMA AND EMPHYSEMA permit can be obtained this act will launch a publicity drive at the start of the lour with a crossing over the Niag- ara gorge on the high wire. Such a feat was first per- formed in 1859 by the Great Blondin, an ancestor of the Czech-born Coronas. In all, the Canadian Circus will feature just under 30 acts in 50 different production numbers, In addition to dogs, horses and monkeys, Uiere will be 53 animal performers, including nine elephants. Mr. Mai-shall himself will be ringmaster, and Frank Varga of Kitchener will be the producing clown, the individ- ual who works out the rou- tines for the funny men of the circus. Another Canadian Involved in the production end is David J. McLaren, a young area rock musician who will director of music. A drummer End vocalist, he will head a five-member circus band and iyill be updating the tradi- tional circus music to make it more appealing to today's youth. He expects that all but the organist in (he band will be Canadians. Mr. Marshall said it took "approximately to get Canadian Circus off the ground and we will have a weekly operating cost of about but a little lighter Almost the same size. Well, not quite. The squash weighs over 30 pounds and old Jennifer Raivson only 28. She is 3G inches tall and the hanana squash a mere 27. But then it took the vegetable only one growing season lo reach its size, It took Jennie nearly three. Moslems thrive in Russia By HEDIUCK SMITH New York Times Service TASHKENT, U.S.S.D. When the director of Tashkent's large pedagogical institute died a couple of years ugo, officials proposed to accord him the higli honor of burial in Uie communist cemetery reserved for out- standing political and social lealers. But his family refused, insisting instead on burial in the Uzbek cemetery with a Moslem IH- lah chanting prayers. One evening last month at a restaurant in Bukhara, a young man with a flair for mod- ern fashions collapsed into a chair, impa- tiently ordered a beef dinner plus Jour fried eggs, and hungrily devoured it all. Later, he explained that, during the daytime, peo- ple in his family were observing the month- long Moslem fast of Ramadan. Other edu- cated young Uzbeks said the same. Three teen-aged boys, sitting on a park bench near the magnificent blue-domed Is- lamic monumer.tT of Samarkand, told a foreigner they wera Moslems, evincing none of the normal Soviet liesitancy to acknow- ledge religious affiliation. The visitor, in- trigued, asked which holiday was most im- portant for local people, expecting them to cite the anniversary of the Bolshevik revolu- tion on Nov. 7. But first one boy and then another said this year the most important holiday fell Nov. 8 the Id El-Fitr, the great Islamic feast marking the end of Ram- adan. Three minor incidents, but indicative of the hold that Islamic customs have among the people of Uzbekistan, probably the most economically-developed republic in Soviet Central Asia. "Nowhere in the Soviet Union is the In- fluence of religion stronger than in Central said a young Soviet scientist, himself an avowed atheist. "The Islamic influence is very powerful." The observation Is borne out by periodic press articles attacking "religious super- stitions" or by public demands of Sharaf F. Kashidov, the Communist leader of Uz- bekistan, among others, lor greater efforts to "overcome religious survivals" because "a section of the population still carries out religious ceremonies." A half century of Soviet rule has wrought great changes in Uzbekistan. Widespread public education has replaced near-total illi- teracy. Clear, water is generally available in place of the stagnant reservoirs that in czarist days were breeding grounds for ty- phus and other diseases. Extremes of wealth and poverty have been narrowed. The Soviet era has brought Industrializa- tion. During the Second World War, especial- ly, when industry was evacuated from Euro- pean Russia to escape the advancing Nazi forces, Tashkent and its environs were among the major beneficiaries. Nowadays, gold, coal, natural gas, textile goods, rolled metal, cement, synthetic chemicals, and agri- cultural machinery are produced here. Ex- ports go to 80 countries. Some Western schol- ars regard Uzbekistan's growth rate as more impressive than those of neighboring Afghanistan, Iran or Turkey. 1973 Dodge Colt. Little but loaded. COLTCT 2-Dour Hardtop Here's the new little car you've been looking for. Little in size, but loaded features you might expect to pay extra for. New Dodge Colt comes in five different models-coupe, 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan, station wagon and the sporty new GT Every New Dodge Colt is the result of extra care in engineering. Dodge builds in the solid difference, starting unitized construction that combines body and frame in one solid unit. Then we load 'em up with the kind of features you want most-as standard equipment. Performance features like a 4-cylindcr mini-hemi engine for plenty of pep and economical operation. Fully synchronizedfour-on-the-floortransmission. Variable ratio steering for less effort and positive 'feel' of the road. The new Dodge Colt has as standard, comfort features like high-backed bucket seats. Adjustable steering column. Flow-thru ventilation. Ample head and leg room. Beauty features like wood-grained console and instrument panel. Color-keyed interiors. The New Dodge Colt incorporates, as standard equipment, safety features like big disc brakes up front. Extra protection front and rear bumpers. Energy absorb- ing steering column. New emission control systems. Naturally, you can equip your New Dodge Colt with optional features, too, like automatic transmission and radio. Feature for feature, inch by inch, Dodge builds in the solid difference. Innovative engineering, plus extra care in thb way we put it all together, make us believe that your New Dodge Colt is the best little car ever built for Chrysler. It's little-but it's loaded. Extra Care in Engineering... it makes the difference. Coronet DODGE BUILDS IN THE SOLID DIFFERENCE are on display. See your Dodge Dealer. Charger Dart Dodge Challenger TELEPHONE COLLECTOR Ted Shepherd In the basement of his suburban Toronto home with some of the 100 telephones he has collected. Amongst his collection ara somft machines that were first put into lervice before 1900. Ghost towns have real value to antique buffs BODIE, Calif. (AP) Ask took worth the owners have ranger where to find one of from a miner's said Newlin. ifornia's ghost towns these "the small items Claraville Cemetery In and he's likely to look you bottles, moustache Fiute Mountains was torn pretty closely. He may look an opium scale, that have said Richard Bailey, Kern over when you come back, value and are easily sole historian. "They left the Or he might just refuse to Clyde Newlin. a district scattered all over the you at of the California 0 The problem Is, of beaches and said one team of pot ghost towns are DOWN hired a helicopter to get Jiece by piece into the backs hunters, as they the rugged canyons of the campers' four-wheel drive not only dig tilings Mountains. They practi- cles and even even dismantle the dismantled one entire "Up in Boulder Flat, someone looked a four-wheel drive walls, hoping to cle onto the porch of one of the log cabins and jerked it Liquor Licensing Act (Part trom the said 90 (4) Symmonds, historian of Mono County, in east-central OF nia, in an interview. "It used to be that LIQUOR liked or drove into these following notice is published in accordance to take a few pictures and provisions of The Liquor Act: poke around a bit. Most of The area comprising Tho Village of Burdetl, being oil still probably do. But area within the corporate of the Village year we see more and has been designated as a local option area vandalism purposes of the act. One reason Is the soaring market value for antiques Tho fourth day of January 1973, has been ict as the date upon which tho Board will consider applications for licenses under the abovo Act, unless prior to as bottles, kerosene lamps tho Board has a petition signed by 500 miner's of iho abovo local on I ion area or Symmonds said he per ronl of the number of persons nomcd on caught thieves dismantling lisli of olcclori election of a member or ;old mill that had been lo the legist Assembly from tho area ,o the Mono County the local option area, whichever Is in Council submit a vole of iho doctors of tho From area a qunslion of the class of license COWLEY (HNS) Mr. Mrs. J. Houbrcgs of at Edmonton, ihis ninth day of November, have been visiting Mr. and D. L. Bourdlcr of Mr. Houbrcgs is brother Alberta Liquor Control Mrs. Bourdlcr and is an Petitions requesting votn must bft on Imcr In Ihis official pofiflon forms which may bo In the cnrly dnys he actively participated in hockey nnd other sports in tho Crowsncsl Tho Alberla Liquor Control Board, 12360, 142 Streoi, Edmonton, T5J 2RA, together with instructions for tho submission of a ;