Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
October 4, 1972 THS IHHBRIDGE HERALD 35 Emmett Kelly Jr. never intended to follow in famed footsteps By JEAN SHARP Women's Editor TORONTO (CP) Emmett Kelly Jr. is a clown and Ihc son of a clown, but lie says he never meant (o he one. "I can't really say wliy I was a clown. I didn't want to bo in show business. I was' raised by relatives and worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as a brpke- man for 10 years. I was watching the Stan Kcnton band ono night and I don't know why, but I deck'cd wanted to be in show busi- ness. "I made my debut five years later, riding the back of an elephant. You can go over curbs and you don't even know they're there when you ride an elephant." Mr. Kelly was in Toronto to appear with Happy Time '72 at the Canadian National Ex- hibition. He wears a make-up similar to his father's, a sad-faced tramp, and lie wears tattered, baggy clothes and the clown's traditional big shoes, but he says he can't work the way his father did. 'WHAT'S A "You have to do different things for the kids now. The only act I do that my father did Is balancing a feather on my nose and that all the way hack to King Arthur's court, so what's new? "Kids don't see hobos any- more, I scare some of the uppe-- and middle-class kid.s, but the ghetto kids will come right up lo me. They see them sleeping in the doorways and they know they wouldn't hurt them." Mr, Kelly says it took him a YOUNG TURKEYS Prices Effecfive 'Til Saturday, Oct. 7 Closing. CANADA "A" GRADE STEAKS PORTERHOUSE SIZE CANADA NO. 1 GRADE while lo get established, work- ing in the Calskills, at trade shows, doing commercials. But in September ho is open- ing his own ci-cus and he fays it's booked solid until January. lie has five clowns, five mu- sicians and some well-known animals, but he says the show won't he like the traditional circus. "We're a different hag, a new approach to circus. We're playing air-conditioned con- cert halls, no pop corn, no cotton candy. "We're reviving Hcllzapop- pin1, (he clowns will run- ning up and down the aisles. "Adults will be admitted only if accompanied by chil- dren. We don't care if grown- ups don't like it. If they do, that's nice, but we want to do what the kids want to hear." He says he feels there's a shortage of entertainment for children. "There's always a brand new violent show. Why can't v.c have more good ONLY NATIVES The only cultivated vegetables that are native to North Ainer- ica are the Jerusalem artichoke i and the tepary bean. Founding marked UNITED NATIONS (AP) China gave one of the biggest receptions in United Nations history Monday night to mark the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Repub- lic. Ambassador Jacob Malik of the Soviet Union was among the guests who attended the party in the delegates' din- ing room. -MART HOLIDAY WEEKEND FEATURE CANADA II All GRADE 20 Ik and over LETHBRIDGE L-MARTS ARE ALSO FEATURING A LARGE SELECTION OF SWIFT'S PREMIUM 'BUTTERBAIL' TURKEYS SILVERWOOD'S MEADOW GOLD ASSORTED FLAVORS .......1 GALLON CONTAINER SAUCE or JELLY PICNIC BRAND CANADA GRADE 'A' LARGE ICE CREAM MINCEMEAT CRANBER FRESH CHEESE WHIZ PEANUT BUTTER STRAWBERRY JAM SWEET 44 fi. oz, jar 14 Fi, oz. fin 2-lb. net wt, jar 32-oz. net wt. jar SQUIRREL NABOB PURE .......24-oz. net wt. tin DILL PICKLES Bick's Plain, Garlic or Polish.........48 fl. 01. jar POTATOES Aylmer whols ......23 net tins L-MART CLOSED MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 THANKSGIVING DAY. STORE LOCATIONS: 2025 Mayor Magrafh Drive 'College Mall' 420 6th Street South 'Downtown' 324 Mayor Magrath Drive STORE HOURS: A.M. P.M. DAILY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY A.M. P.M. ORIGINATED IN ALBERTA FOR ALBERTA FAMILIES.