Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 6

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 32

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU MARQUIS HOTEL The Lethbriilge Herald TELEVISION GUIDE Tags Drive In FOR PICKUP ORDERS Phone 328-5405 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1971 LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5. 1971 j FLIP WILSON anfl his friend, Gcraldlne, have become a hit but it hasn't occurred i overnight. Wilson says he is now in Ihc ICth year of n 20-year plan he drew up Lwncu lie, was learning to IK a comedian and working for a nighl. Flip Wilson: 15 years to learn business By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD No matter what happens from here on. Flip Wilson figures he's licked the system. He's ahead of the game. Sixteen years ago, Clenxv Wilson of Jersey City N.J., was discharged from the U.S. Air Force. He decided he would fcry to become a comedian. He was serious about being funny, and sat down and figured out a long-term plan to aclueve that objective. "I'm now in the 16th year of n 20-year plan or rather, a 15-year plan to be followed by a five-year ho says. "When I set out to become a comedian, I did a lot of reading about comics not the now comics, but the old gentlemen like Bert Williams and W. C, Fields. learned that it takes a long time to be a good come- dian. So I gave myself 15 years. to learn, to make mistakes. I didn't care if I made any money or not during those 13 years. "I never had anything to Btart with, so I didn't have anything to lose. We're all bom naked, and if after 50 years we die with a suit of clothes on our back, I figure we're ahead." So that's what he did, work to learn rather than to make money. He says that for the first seven years, lie made less than Sl.OOO annually. He hitchhiked around the country, working as much as he could, practicing, trying, falling on his face, picking himself up and trying again. ''I dreamed lie says. "I used to fall asleep under a tree or in a parked car, anywhere, and I'd dream of all this that I have now. I'd wake up ami try to go back to sleep, so I could dream it again." He worked for a night. But lie was young, lie had no responsibilities, he could af- ford it. He was learning. And he was aiming toward the sec- ond part of his plan the five years that would follow the 15 years of education. "After 15 lie says, "I felt I would know my business and be able to work the next five years for my own security. 1 figured I'd be ab'le to make j enough in those five years to hold me the rest of my life.' He figures he's a couple of years ahead of his plan. That is probably an under- estimation. Certainly, Flip Wil- son has to be considered one of the major talents today. His weekly NBC show is a smash hit. now in its second year. He could write is own ticket for club work. "My success." he says, "is not beyond my wildest dreams it IS my wildest dreams.' He remembers being a poor kid back in New Jersey, with nothing or the next best thing. He would look enviously at other kids who had something. And he would want things, the tilings they had. "But he says "I came to the realization that no- body was about to give those tilings to me. I'd have to earn myself. It dawned on me that I didn't want the things the other kids had I wanted my own. There's a difference." FLIP Concluded on Page 3 Telegram Story to be told 011 TV Death is sometimes difficult to predict. In the case of the Toronto Telegram, it is easy, because its death has already been announced October 30 1971, at the age of 95. Cta Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m., CBC-TV's Tuesday Night win present a one-hour docu- mentary in color entitled The Telegram Story, produced by former Telegram staff report- er, columnist and Washington correspondent, Gordon Donald- son, now of the Tuesday Night staff. The program is a "capsule history, complete with hilar- ious and profoundly pathetic stories of the Telegram during its 95-year lifetime. Tuesday Night cameras film- ed right inside the Telegram building on Toronto's West Front Street and many staff members, old and young, talk about their days as newspaper- men and women. Lavish use is made sol old still photo- graphs from the paper's by- gone days when as many as 120 reporters and photograph- ers would be sent out on a major story to compete with the city's other daily, the Tor- onto Daily Star. Secret, inside stories are re- counted about such incidents as UK "personal, first-person' story by Marilyn Bell after she swam Lake Ontario; the sec- ret battle to be ibe first to get to Gerda Munsinger; the at- tempt by a Tely night news editor to dress up as a woman to bait the "Parkdale Strang- the day that top-hatted Telegram founder, John Ross Robertson, strode through the composing room and derisively called all the printers "a bunch of blacksmiths''; and anecdotes by such staffers as Wilson McCormell, who has covered 40 annual Orange- men's parades in Toronto and who wound up writing a col- Wide acclaim for Slory Theatre CTV's series Story Theatre which telcscasts Sundays. p.m.. has been enjoying a phenomenal success. The Ocbtber 16 22 edition o{ the TV Guide describes it as "an improbable series of fables and iairy tales that has wrung unanimous prase from critics here and in its U.S. markets and much more significant emerged a winner in early feedback from home viewers." umn on religion: Phyllis Grif- fiths, who covered the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets and was subsequently labelled as a "sob-sister" by Gordon Sin- clair. Producer Donaldson terms the program "a bit of nostal- Newspapermen across Canada will possibly find it worth sobbing over. Scaling mighty peaks Torre: Expedition To Pata- gonia, a dramatic hour-long doc- umentary of tile 19S9-TO New Zealand expedition to the far northern icecap of Chilean Pa- tagonia, will be telecast C in color) Wednesday. November 3 at 10 p.m., on CBC Television's Wednesday Night Features. With narration by Sir Ed- mund Hillary, the film will feature highlights of the eight- member ejcpedition's attempt to scale the nigged hitherto unsealed Torre mountains. Alan Bibby, cameraman on the expedition, has climbed ex- tensively in Antarctica, the Arctic. Canada, New Zealand and the European Alps. He now produces independently in Van- couver. DON'T MISS DOWNTOWN DURAFLAME CALIFORNIA CEDAR FIRELOG One log will burn for 3 hours in your fireplace. ONLY, EACH SUMML _N JMLVE OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR FEATURING MANY, MANY EXCEPTIONAL VAtUES JUST LIKE THESE! REGINA 2-SPEED ELECTRIC BROOM The best money eon buy EXTRA SPECIAL 39 CCM HOCKEY HELMETS Red, blue, gold or while EXTRA SPECIAL, ONLY or white 2-88 WHY FREEZE? GET A TORCAN PORTABLE HEATER for use anywhera T5OO watt with fan Switch allows unit to be used as fan only if so desired. Adjustable. Thermostatic con- Reg. 23.95. n Extra Special, only Convenient Terms Available or Use Your Chargex! Open till 9 p.m. Thurs. emd Fri. Nights ;