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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Times have changed iu Toroiilo The Good Saturday, 4, 1971 THE IFTHBRIDUE HERALD Taternalism' rejected TORONTO (CP) Thc beer-bellied man in the blue- jeans and black cowboy shirt fidgeting impatiently in an outside lineup for a Yonge Street strip joint has sweaty palms and too many wrist- watches. He's getting jumpy. He wanls lo get inside where all the raked girls arc before Ihe show ends because it's an hour between sets and he has better tlu'ngs to do, other joints to hil. While he's wailing he's trying lo drum up a little business with a hot wrist- walch. "Let you have it cheap, Made in Switzer- land, 24 jewels, tells you Ihe dale as well as the lime." He is wearing four of them, same make, model and price, part of a shipment "me and some friends boosted" on Ihe Montreal waterfront a few days earlier, It's on a weeknight in Toronto the Good. And The gaudy, impolite blocks o[ once-staid Yonge going into over- drive, getting ready for the weekend. The harsh gut-ripping sound of rock music blasts out the doors of Hie topless beer joints. The standup burger palaces are slopping oul stale buns and barely palatable meat patties to people too hungry, or drunk, or high to care. MOVIE SLEEPERS The porno movie houses are doing a roaring business, de- spite the lu'ppies who regu- larly sleep in the back rows because it's less ol a hassle than the YMCA, cheaper than a fleabag on nearby Jarvis Street, and they've given up on the youth hostels long ago. The dirty bookstores shelter a clientele of surreptitious browsers behind shelves and racks, turning a fast buck de- spile repeated depletion of their stocks by a busy police morality squad, court convic- tions and thelts by strange people who want but can't pay. What it's all about is sex and where it's really al is in the strip Strip, Starvin' Marvin's and Les Girls. But it's a weird kind of non-partici- patory, a blasphemy against true eroticism. Follow the man with the wristwalches upstairs into Le Strip, a room with an elevated stage surrounded on lliree sides by rows of chairs from some long-abandoned movie Iheatre. He races an East Indian wearing a turban for a cov- bushels last IIUUIU IIUU jokes from some comedian thai no one has ever heard of, and canned music. The lights come on and out grinds Christina The Sexiest Housewife In Town pushing a floor mop. She has tier hair in curleis and is wearing a faded bathrobe and carpet slippers. Five minutes later she has taken out the actually, she has periled off a wig along with everything else she is wearing and has forsaken her mop to wriggle suggestively against a cliintz stage curtain. Christina stomps up and down the gangway stark naked for another 90 seconds giving everybody a bored smile and icy glint from unfo-cussed eyes. Thc lights go she puts her frayed robe back on and shuffles off into the wings. Tlie ritual is repeated five times by five other girls. Nobody in the audience utters a sound until somebody in the second row shatters the reverence with a rude remark. But he is quickly cowed into silence by the angry stares wiring clenched fists at other patrons. As the sixth girl finishes there is a polite tinkle of applause. Then the customers get up and file out the door si-Jenlly, imporonlly past another line of people waiting to gel in. None, of the three strip joints has a liquor licence. That's because James Mackey, chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, has ruled liquor licences slop one inch below the navels of female entertainers. You can get a licence with topless go-go dancers, provided they're wearing G-strings at all times, but the strip joints have lo survive spiritless, on their high cover charges alone. "The day Mackey says you can take off a G-string in a bar, we're out of says Howie Deverett of Le Strip, confident that Armageddon for the strip joints will never arrive. Backstage at Le Strip Mississippi Sherry is pouring her body into an evening UUI U Ig that will break away on stage a few minutes later, S'ne is introspective, blase, and well-paid. "I lurn on all the dirty old she says. "Where else could I make S300 a week? Sometimes I gel depressed and moody, but give me a day off and I get so rangy I have to come back." Up the streel at Starvin' Marvin's, Slarvin Marvin Sni-dermari himself storms around shirtless, waving his arms at a rock band that seems to spend as much time tuning up as playing. In Marvin's joint, the customers are younger and rowdier. His emporium is right above a bar and the patrons reel up and down the stairs for a few blasts between acts. His girls seem !o be a lot livelier too. Two weeks ago Miss Montego was involved in a clash of opinion with Miss Nicole. Miss Montego settled the dispute by clobbering Miss Nicole with a rhinestone spiked heel that laid the laller out in hospital for the better part of a "These are, indeed, perilous reflected one of Marvin's five partners. Thc fierce competition from the strip joints has forced the licensed topless bars to inno-valc, freely and frantically. BIKINI BAP. At the Nickelodeon the management gives free liquor on certain nights to any girl who shows up wearing a bikini. Downstairs, in the Living Room, they've got a girl who gels her breasts painted by the paying customers in a sort of paint-by-numbers system. "Business is pretty slow this quipped 2 pretty cocktail waitress wearing a see-through biouse. "Our body is on holidays she's taking a turpentine bath." In the Zanzibar on the north end of The Scrip, the mail) attractions are three lopless dancers who soar above the beer drinkers on swings suspended on thick link chains from the ceiling. "It's a masterpiece of structural engineering. Thc swings are winched down to the floor, pick up the girl s, then winched back up while the rock band waits respectfully for the girls to gain altitude. QUOTH THE RAVEN? The whole system of creaking chains, and girls, and gal-lory of breathless spectators is somehow reminiscent of the Edgar Allan Poe novel, Pit and The Pendulum, replete with torture rack and an unseen dungeon keeper who runs the apparatus. In Toronto, what would have been grounds for the biggest vice raid in history five years ago now has become commonplace with changing moral standards and court rulings on obscenity. In the rest of Canada, community standards in force since the turn of the century in many cases are getting a big dose of indigestion with the opening o! more and more topless bars and strip joints. There's one thing that just about everybody agrees on. With the drinking age now down to 18 in most provinces, the trend is toward more live entertainment, more loud music, and many, many more naked (CP) Western Conservatives have been called upon to reject policies proposed by ll'c party's national office on the grounds these cause a rise in laxcs and increased inflation. Dr. Magnus Vcrbniggc ol Vancouver, one of 75 delegates at a policy conference for the four weslern provinces called recently for rejection of "Ihe central paternalism" contained in policy papers issued by national oUice in prepa- The independence of the Indi-ration tor an October annual vidual, including financial inde-mcoling in Ottawa. pcndence, should be a basic The papers "contained 30 pro- principle of Conservatism, he ptsals lo increase government sai. control and the size or Ottawa Thc ( bureaucracy the attendant CRCC to workshop larVi1" 1uCS '-i agriculture, society and the "L individual, Weslern Canada "These papers advocate mas- within Confedorrftion, finance sive federal funding of all sorts taxalion ai.ii resource develop! of projects, from Ihe CBC to ment. medical research. All these prc- Delegates voted that all policy posals fly in the fact of our ex- workshops and plenary sessions pericnce with the disastrous ef- Ire open to the press but not a feels of Ottawa bureaucrats Saturday-afternoon workshop on spending billions of our money." organization. held down by central bank TOKYO fEeuter) The Japanese central bank appeared today to be succeeding in holding down the value of the yen at about six per cent above its fixed partly through secret intervention. About million were traded al 338.50 ven to 338.35 yen lo the U.S. dollar. The Bank of Jana. which banking sources believed was almost the sole buyer, was reported to have moved the intervention point slowly from 338.50 yen lo 338.35 yen. The bank was said to be anxious to prevent the yen from soaring beyond the present level while multi-lateral currency talks are in progress in Paris. The government abandoned the old fixed parity of 360 yen to the dollar a week SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Truck! Industrial Scrnp-Mac'nlnery-Demolition Anything Mqde of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck toodi Carloadi Truck Scales Magnel Crano Servks National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Slrccl North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap Is Our Business" This yes will sur] OTTAWA (CP) Canada's 197J wheat crop, estimated at 507.4 million bushels, will be about per cent larger than last year's government-induced drop to 331.5 million bushels, .Statistics Canada reported Friday in its first estimate of this year's principal field crop. Production will be up for al1 the major crops except flax and oats. And record yields are expected for barley, rapeseed and mixed grain, according to estimated prepared Aug. 15 by the federal statistics bureau. Dry weather and higher temperatures in the Prairies hastened crop matwily around the middle of August, and harvesting operations are general. The wheat crop, although larger than last year when farmers were paid to put wheat land into other crops in the face of a glut on world markets, is still down from the in-veav average of 609.5 million bushels. Average yield is down slightly to about 26.4 bushels an acre from 26.6 in 1970, but is well above the 10-year average of 22 bi'.sheis an acre. The 1971 spring wheat crop is estimated at 4S3.9 million bushels against 315.9 milh'on whea 3ass last eluded in the spring wheat forecast, is estimated at 59.5 million bushels compared with last year's 80.9 million. Details on other crops: Oats for grain: 1971 forecasts is 3G1.2 million bushels, two per cent lower than last year's 367.8 million. Average yield is a record 51.6 bushels an acre on the PrBiries where 271 million bushels are expected to be harvested compared with 280 million last year. Barley: A record 642.7 million bushels, 55 per cent more than last year's 415.7 million bushels, is 175 per cent above the 10-year average of 233.4 million. Average yield this year is estimated at a record 42 3 bushels an acre compared with 41.4 bushels. Flaxseed: production is forecast to drop about 45 per cent to 27 million bushels from last year's record harvest of 48.9 milh'on. The drop follows a decrease of 40 per cent in seeded acreage and an eight-per-cent drop in average yield. All but bushels is grown on the Prairies. Rapeseed: The other major oilseed, however, is expected crop year yield a 104.6 million bushels, up from 72.2 million in 1970. Acreage increased about 35 per cent this year and average yield is expected lo rise lo 19.1 bushe's an acre from 17.8 bushels. Mixed Grain: A record 102.4 million bushels compared with last year's 98.6 million and a 10-year average of 74.6 million. Yields have increased to a record 51.5 million bushels an acre from 50.8 last year. About 51.4 million bushels of the total oropp is growing in Ontario-Tame hay: Production is estimated at 26.5 million tons, six per cent below last year's 28.3 million tons. There were decreases in all provinces but Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Manitoba. Potatoes: Production is down eight per cent to 50.7 million hundredweight from last year's of 55.1 milh'on. The bureau cautioned however that final yields of potatoes can differ considerably from the mid-August fore-east depending on how potatoes grow in last August and foi AUTODR1 LTD. WE CAN BE FOUND NEW, LARGER PREM 1805 hi AVENUE SOUTH i from Gulf Oil Bulk Plant PHONE 327-4453 for dollar, the ladies who buy our Royal Trust Guaranteed Investment Receipts, leave the Women's Lib movement little nvvW-Acf eted front-row scat. Thc East Indian beats him out and clutches the armrests posses- sively as the Montreal booster relreals lo join 30 olher pa- trons lining the back wall. CANNED JOKES Blackoul, taped off-color CARPET and LINO (Complete Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-6578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpsl Hoi'se ct the South" !ACREAGE INCREASES About 18.9 million acres were planted to wheat this year com- pared with only 12.1 million acres last year. Saskatchewan will produce most of the million bushe's compared with 210 mil- lion last Alberta produce about 90 million bushels compared with 72 million. In Cats best friend hit by injunction WINMPEG (CP1 Bertha Ranci, a 76-year-old pensioner with a penchant fur cats, has Manitoba the. wheat crop is esti- mated to yield 67 million injunction in an attempt to lim- ptepof bushels compared ivilh 30.5 mil- lion last year. I can keep in her House. I Durum wheat production, in-1 "I don't know what to she i sdd in an interview. The injunction is an attempt to enforce a suburban St. James Assinilwia bylaw that j restricts the number of pets in a to battles with the city dating back six years. She has faced a number of charges and once spent five the oMhe'pets she hours in jail because of the by- law. Miss Rand has about 25 cats in her home and a friend ex- plained that lately she has tried to abide by the bylaw but peo- ple keep dumping unwanted any household. The bylaw was cats and kiltens in her yard. originally passed by the city with Miss Rand in mind and She lives an a a month pension of and spends she has harl legal and verbal about to feed her cats. uptren Avoir) last minute problems by applying early. You'll gel beiler and faster service. Gel passport applications at any post office, travel agency, airline or steamship company. DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Tome to work for Alberta Your Opportunity Is Here PROBATION OFFICERS Several positions are available in the Aclult Probation Branch in Calgary and one petition in the Family Court, Lethbrtdge. CALGARY POSTIONS: Duties include preparation of pre-sentance reporls as required by the courts in Calgary and area. Apply social casework techniques to the supervision and rehabilita- tion of adult offenders and parolees. IETH5RIDGE POSITION: Duties include assistance in the en- forcement of Orders of Maintenance, preparation of appropri- n'e case hislorjej and provide counselling 1o resolve domestic disputes. QUALIFICATIONS: University graduation in the social sciences preferably tupplemenled by some related experience. Individual mnlurily ond the ability to relate to, and work wiih others is essential. SALARY; lo per month wilh storting salary CO-T- mensuraic with qualifications. GENERAL: mdicofs preference for either Calgary or Lethbridgfi positions. Competition No. B123-C-4. Closing dole September 17, 1971. Information and application from: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA, Personnel Administration Office, Roam 1101, John J. Bowlen Building 620 7th Ave. S.W. CALGARY 2, Albirla About 50% of Ihe people who buy our Guaranteed Investment Receipts are ladies. Ladies who like a high guaranteed rale of interest on their investment. ladies who don't mind leaving their money with us for a period of ons to five years (depending on the rale of interest they Ladies who like their interest paid semi-annual ly. Ladies who want more for their money than they can gei U'ith a bank term deposit. Ladies wilh ai little as or as much as or more. Ladies who like both the principal and interest of Iheir investments fully guaranteed. If you'd like to profitably liberate your money, find out about our Royal Trust Guaranteed Investment Receipts soon. Whether you're male or female, they're just one of the ways we offer to make you a little more financially independent. Member, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. Trust Royal TrustVWd like to do more for you. 70-1 4th Avenue South, Lelhbridge, Alberto 328-1761 OTHER ALBERTA BRANCHES: Ccilgary qnr) Edmonton ;