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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IFTHBRIOGE HERAID Saturday, October 51, 6An unforgettable experience9 to in Linda Flitton concert XiUhan K. Tanner of Salt Lc.ke City, firsl counsellor to Presi- dent Harold B. Lee of lite Church of Jesus Christ ot Lat- ter-Day Saints is in Lethbridge to officiate at the naming of the new Lcthbridge Stake presi- dent The new president, to suc- ceed Dr. Elmo Fletcher, will be announced at the keynote ad- dress meeiing nt the Lethbribge Stake Centre, 2Sth St. and Scen- ic Dr. at 10 a.m. Sunday. O'er 2.0CO persons arc ex- pected to attend Sunday morn- special conference, at which the new president will be sustained. The three-day con- ference began Friday. The first two days were devoted to in- ternal matters. Dr. Fletcher, a Lethbnngc dentist, is moving to Cardston Nov. 1 lo become president of the Alberta Temple, w h i c h covers church imits in all of Canada and northwestern Unit- ed Stales. Mr. Tanner will announce tha new stake president and deliver I the keynote address. Lethbridge constituency By PAT ORCHARD l.iniia Flitton sang to a near capacity audience al the Vates Memorial Centre iast night, Listening to this varied, af- fable programme was a most' rewarding experience as she addressed herself, not to an audience, but rather to a circle of friends. DEMANDING The program began with a performance of Mozart's Alle- luia. This is a most demanding piece of music and it was here that signs of nervousness were much in evidence. That caused her to sharpen in the higher register and make an elegant skim over some of the alleluias rather than sustaining a long- line throughout the phrase. There was the occasional un controlled vibrato but her pin1-1 ity of tone and perfect Uicticr. soon captivated ear and mind at once as she warmed up to her next selection, of classical art songs by the French com- poser These soitgs were sung not only with faultless style and execution, but with a sustained amber quality that is quite un- forgettable. Her voice exerts a quiet, potent charm as she goes on to sing an Kalian Love Song which was immediately follow- ed by the aria Je Vcux Vivrc from Romeo and Juliette. astonished me was not so much the skill of the per- formance, but i (he extraordin- ary depth of feeling in so much of it. She had little trouble pro- jecting her voice above the stave and even firing it away ;or pianissimo effects. Miss Flitton 'vent on to dis- play a marvellous kaleidoscope )t 'emotions in her Spanish .jongs by Ravel and Rcdrigo and [hen treated us to an aria from Meyerbeen's opera LeaN o r a. This aria showed off the gym- nastic capabilities of her voice wliich can be heavy at timss yet capable of deliver! ng col- oratura with the speed and ac- curacy of the canaries. A beautiful example of sus- tained interpretation. Miss Flit- ton and her accompanist have a strong and intimate artistic rapport. Having onchanged us with her selection of classical songs and so as not to bo bitten by this virulent bug, she then goes on are Kieth Hancock. Social Credit, canvassing in Lclhbridge to- night. Sunday morning en route to Calgary for a 2 p.m. Alberta Socred rally. Nothing schedul- ed Sunday evening. Canvassing in Lethbridge Monday all day and evening. Hal Hoffman, New Democrat, tonight at the annual Lethbridge police ball at the Exliibition Pavilion and later at an Okto- beriesl celebration at the Ger- man-Canadian Club, 6th St. and Oth Ave. N. Both events start at 9 p.m. Nothing scheduled Sunday. Monday at a.m. on Chec- line radio show and then a tape recorded interview on cable- vision. Monday afternoon can- vassing in Lethbridge and al 7i30 p.m. at a rally in Calgary attended by national NDP leader David Lewis. Ken Hurlburt, Conservative home relaxing this evening Nothing scheduled Sunday. Can vassing in Lethbridge Mon- ;iay during the day and even- g. Cancer Society to meet The Lethbridge branch of Ih Canadian Crncer Society wi hold its annual meeting" Tue. day at Scandinavian Hall star ing p.m. Featured speaker will be D Alvin LePage, director of M Eachera Cancer Research La oratory In Edmonton. John Gogo, president of th Lethbridge branch, said Halt Guliagher, winner of the 15 Miss Hope contest, will a present. Russell, Liberal, at the Abridge police ball at the xhibition Pavilion tonight othing scheduled for Sunday orning and afternoon. At 7 m. Sunday showing a film rizzly Country at the Glad one Hall at Standoff on th !ood Reserve. Canvassing in Lethbridg onday during the day am veiling. Vlaiiagerneiit seminar s planned A two-day seminar smooth relations betwe nanagement and its personn s slated for the Lethbrid Community College, Oct. 27 an 28. Sponsored by the Lethbrid Construction Association, 11 heme of the seminar is super- visory management leadership skills. Bub McAlister, of LCC who recently obtained a masters de- gree in personnel will be the keynote speaker. Two main topics will he dis- cussed at the seminar: the na- ture of management and tha leadership skills involved, and improving communications and motivating employees. The seminar is open to any- one in management or lead- ership positions. It costs in- cluding supper. Anyone wishing further infor- mation is asked to contact the I school of continuing education! at LCC. :o explore a wealth of material in some lighter folk songs such as Down by the Sally Darlin, a Betsy from Pike, and a beautiful rendition of Aaron Copland's Ghing-A-Huig- Ching-Chaw. Tlw latter was made to pos- itively sparkle and effervesce. But then Miss 1'Millon skillfully took the gleam out of her voice as she sang her next two num- bers which were Negro spiritu- als. Nothing was exaggerated, yet there was sentiment in every phrase. This concluded the first half of the program. Like all great performers Miss Flitton has the ability and the talent to change and keep up with the younger generation while at the same time pleas ing older people. Consequently she chose some folk songs in the middle beat categoric for the sec- md half of the programme. Her ather accompanied her as she sang one of Anne Murray's songs. The mood was gentle and quiet and Mr. Flit- ion had the master touch in music such as this. The audience showed its ap- preciation when Miss Flitton and her father treated us lo an instrumental duet on Ihe banjo and guitar. The selection could hardly have been belter, rang- ing in breadth of repertory from modern folk song to rag. time. The evening concluded with some Broadway Musicals. Once again Miss Flitlon weaved her own quiet spell on an already captivated audience as she Im bucd her songs with sentiment and impeccable in- crpretution. It was so refreshing to have a singer of this calibre doing light music with as much eavoire faire as her classical GENEROUS She also bad so generous a selection in her repertoire. Needless lo say, the audience gave her a stand- ing ovation. Miss Flitton is still young and shows tremendous promise with the possibility of becoming a great artist amongst some of the top entertainers. Her charm, enhanced by her ability lo exude warmth, radiance and her own deep feeling for hu- manity made last night a mem- orable experience. Maura K. Wedge replaces Marlowe in city musical The Lethbridge Musical The- atre today announced that it Constance Teskey, 82, Jack Barclay, 90, enjoy lodge life has released Jlarion Marlowe from an agreement to play Al- denza in its forthcoming pro- duction of "The Man from La Mancha" because of health rea- sons. She is being replaced by actress Maura K. Wedge. Jack Warburton, publicity director for LMT, said it was regrettable for both parties that Miss Marlowe is unable to per- orm in the city but that Leth >ridge Musical Theatre's "ini ial disappointment has been al- eviated by being able to secure Miss Wedge." Miss Wedge is no strangtr to the character she will por- tray in the Lethbridge produc ,on, having played on Broadway stage for two years in such august company as Richard Kiley and acad- emy award winner Jose Ferrer. In addition, she also played Nancy in the Broadway produc- ion of "Oliver" and has ap- peared in a number of tele- vision shows including The FBI, The Bold Ones, The Ed Sulli- van Show and the Merv Griffin Show. In off-Broadway productions she has appeared In the musi- cals Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, Pajama Game, and hi the plays The Homecoming, The Chalk Gar- den, Misalliance and Golden Boy. Said La Mancha producer- star Dick Mclls: "New'York critics have acclaimed her as the best female ever to play the part of Aldonza." Adc'od Mr. Waburlori: "She's, rive in Lcthbridge Oct. best available anywhere in the "Man from La Mancha" begins vorld for the part." a 14-day run in the Yates Mem- Miss Wedge is expeatcd to ar-1 orial Centre Nov. W. As a result of patron requests RON'S RESTAURANT ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS Monday thru Thurs. a.m. to a.m. Friday and Sat. a.m. to a.m. Sun. and Holidays a.m. to p.m. Bookings are now being accepted for your Christmas and New Year parties and banquets For Reservations Phone 328-5666 [3rd Ave. S. across from ihe Elks Club) free as say pensioners MAURA K. WEDGE NEW AGT BUILDING OPENING FOR BUSINESS JOIN YOUR CREDIT UNION It's where you belong Credit Unions. The people place anyone can join, by cJolng so, you become one of many part- You're a member nof a customer at a credit union. IT'S EASY TO BECOME A MEMBER! GET FUIL DETAILS AT THE LETHBRIDGE CENTRAL CREDIT UNION 311 8th Street South Uthbridga WE HAVE A NEW PHONE SYSTEM, AMD OUR NUMBER IS By HUDY HAUGENKDEB Herald Stuff Writer Free but enraged. Residents living at two Leth- senior citizens homes are furious over stories publish- ed in The Herald which stated that their lives are regimented. To the person, every senior citizen denied their liberties were infringed upon. "We can do what we want, when we want and where we said one M-year-old pen- sioner. The only semblance of regim- entation, which The Herald's thres-part interview scries quot- ed, were dinner hours. 1 This, ths pensioners at the l homes said, compares to the normal set (lining hours by most Canadian families. "A home away from home" and ''belter than the quaint, but small English ho- tels" were descriptions ap- plied to the modern senior citi zens home. Modern publically-Fimded se- nior citizens homes are "the best thing that ever happenet for the aged." It has been more than two .ecades since any of the so- alled regimented homes out- ined in The Herald seines have existed in this province, claim- ed one official in charge of both edges. "The government has lo that." And the pensioners were also unanimous in saying that the xnnes were the best possible deal for the cost to them. Their rents all range below per month. Included in the price is everything except per- sonal laundry care. Also in the package deal are various forms of recreation, in- cluding countryside excursions. Senior citizens are provided free bus passes by the city. Something the aged claim hap- Only one brief opposing the c'owntown development scheme has been submitted" lo the city clerk's oEfice for consideration at Tuesday's public hearing on the bylaw. City clerk John Gerla said he received the brief from Rice, MacLean and Babki law firm which is represenling a prop- erly owner in the area planned for redevelopment. The {lead line for submissions was 2 p.m Friday. Under ordinary circum stances, only those persons ap- plying at the city clerk's offici are allowed to speak at the i public hearing. However, t h CITY OF LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CIVIC GRANTS 1973 forms are available for community groups and agencies wishing to apply for cily grants for the year 1973. Application forms ore available at the Community Services Department and are lo be relumed by Nov- ember 15th, 1972. Any group or agency requiring assistance" their application may contact ihe office of iho Com- munity Services Deparlmenl 328-2341, exl. 203. Brief opposes re-development mayor can alter the procedure o let others speak, Mr. Gerla said. The bylaw represents one of :hc most ambitious develop- ment plans in the city's history and involves 35 acres of land west of Slh St. K. downtown. An integrated development of commercial and public build- pens la no other Canadian city. A cduple of elderly men lev- led minor complaints about their life styles in the homes but said they wouldn't move out. Those living in the homes said the money they received was but added that those not living in homes need- ed substantially more. However, an acute shortage of homes and self-contained suites for the aged exists, there- by causing incalculable hard- ships for many senior citizeas. All pleaded for politicians at all levels lo try to obtain betler accommodation and more mon- ey for Ihe aged. Pensioners at the two homes were "pvoud" to be paying for their keep. "It's definitely noth- ing to do with saic The business office portion of the new AGT Building will be open Monday. The new building, a mil- lion undertaking by Alberta Government Telephones, is lo- calcd at tha corner of 8th St. and 4th Ave. S. and adjoins the existing building. It con- tains million in SP1-ESS switching equipment. SP1-ESS Stored Program No. 1 Electronic Switching System, s currently being installed and will be ready for service next May. It Is ings is included in the scheme. I one 90-year-old. Threinen hearing resumes in Nov. isting equipment lo handle tha same number of telephone lines. AGT public information sup- ervisor Jerry Brice urges city residents to use seven digits in city calls instead of the five customary. After next May, new telephone lines channelled Ihrough SP1-ESS must use all seven digits. "Please get info the habit of using seven digits he said. capable of handling i lines and will increase AGT's line capacity in Letli- bridge to The existing line capacity of is almost full. The new equipment can be adapted to provide abbreviated dialing, conference calling, wailing and call forwarding fa- cilities. ft occupies only one-fourth of tlio floor space required by ex- INSURANCE O LIABILITY BONDS AUTO 9 FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES no. ESTABUSHED 191 I lower Flaor 417 4lS Ava. t. Phono 327-1541 The preliminary hearing into] a charge ol non-capital murder f against David William Thrcin- en, of Leilibridge has been adjourned to Nov. in Leth- bridge provincial court. Threinen has been charged in the death of Angela Hucmcr, 16, of Lethbridge, whose was discoveredi near Park Lake July l'I, after she had been missing about two weeks. Crown prosecutor Bill Gorc- explained today the rea- son for the adjournment to Nov. 6 was that the necessary per- sonnel lo handle the hearing I was tied up with other com-! milmcnts. Lawyers, court reporters and j judges have commitments to many other trials, hearings, cli- ents and jurisdictions, he said. I The hearing began Thursday and continued, for part of Fri- day, ft is closed lo the public on an application by the de- fence. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9lh St. S. Phone 328-1778 Wo Are Pleasod lo Announce That we are now Ihe official Dealer! for L.D.S. Books, Missionary and Genealogical Supplies For ihe Quorum of the 70'i Via have a large Inventory of Eooki and Suppliol, with ample free parVing to moke your thopping convenient lo you. GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION hove now slartcd their Annual Poppy Campaign ond canvassers are presently calling on business and offices. More canvassers are urgenlly required. POPPY TAG DAY will be held SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 1972 Ladies Auxiliary to tha Genera! Slewart Branch No. 4 of the Royal Canadian Logion organize and conduct ihe sale of poppies with the assistance of Ihe I.O.D.E., in forested youlh groups and cilireni. Anyone wishing lo assist would bo very welcome, ORDER YOUR WREATH BY CALLING THE ROYAL CANADIAN IEGION POPPY CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS Phone 327-6644 "WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM" ;