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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TV vows for Siompin? Tom Stornpm' Tom Connors, famous for his board chomping and homespun numbers, plans to wed his life-long steady girl Lena Welsh on a CBC television program this November. Among those invited to the wedding are New Brunswick Premier Richard Hatfield, Prince Edward Island Prenver Alex Campbell and Toronto Mayor David Crombie It will be the first televised wedding since Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky exchang- ed vows on the Johnny Carson Show in 1969. Fares can crash ceremony through CBC telecast TORONTO (CP) Stom- pm' Tom Connors plans to get married Nov. 2, and fans can watch the wedding without an invitation. A television set is all that will be required to watch the ceremony. A spokesman for Connors, one of Canada s most popular country music performers, said Sunday the wedding will take place on the CBC tele- vision program Luncheon Date which stars Elwood Glo- ver Connors' marriage to Lena Welsh, his long-time stead} girl, would be North Amer- ica's first televised celebntj wedding since Tiny Tim mar ned Miss Vicky on NBC's Tonight Show in December, 1969 Among those invited to the wedding are Premier Richard Hatflidld of New Brunswick, Premier Alex Campbell of Prince Edward Island and Mayor David Crombie of To- ronto. The spokesman said Con- nors asked Mr. Crombie, an avid fan, to perform the cere- mony. "But the mayor doesn't have the authority to marry, so we're looking for a judge to conduct a civil service.1' Unusual children's series Viewing to brighten Cliiistian Science News Senice Long, -wintry Sunday after noons will be bughtcned for youngsters season by Rainbow Sundae, an unusua' million series of hour long shows that maiks the latesl chapfer m telex ision's contro- versial performance in chil- dren's programming The fne ABC owned tele- vision stations have entered into a unique arrangement whereby the BBC will produce three lit- erary classics to be piesented as mini series on the ABC sta- tions m Jfoew York, Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los An- geles. 20-th Centaiy Fox will syndicate the series around the country In addition, the senes will in- clude Over Seven, a group of segmented live action and ani- mated episodes in a magazine foi mat. The senes maiks what calls "a netwoik caliber commitment" on the part the ABC stations Each station al ready is required to produce a half-hour a week of children's programming, and in addition the stations have bought Vision On, a widely acclaimed BBC series for deaf children to run adjacent to the ABC (network) after-school specials on the nrst Wednesdays of the month. The three classics are Fran- ces Hodgson Burnett's The Lit- tle Princess, The Pathfinder by James Fermmore Cooper, and The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott. They aie produc- ed by John McRae, who also produced The Last of the Mo- hicans, Tom Brown's School Days, and The Moonstone, sesn on PBS last season. Anyone who sobbed delighted- ly through the vicissitudes of Sara Crewe, The Little Prin- cess, and was put off by the Shirley Temple version, should be pleased by this production. It stars Deborah Makepeace as a Sara with considerably more gumption than the young lady from tho Good Ship Lollypoo. The Pathfinder, which willj air in five installments, is of course another of Cooper's Lea- therstccking Tales about Natty Bumppo and Chmgachgook, his Indian friend, while The For- tunes of Nigel is Scott's adven- ture classic about a Scottish nobleman fighting for personal justice. Over Seven there are four programs currently is a magazine program for children, a sort of 60 Minutes for young people, according to its producer, Danny Wilson, who also created the award-winning Discovery series for ABC In a sample screening recent- ly in New York, segments in- cluded Superbug, a superbly imaginative film produced by teen-ager Tony Joseph. Mmia- ture cars enact the triumph of Superbug, a jazzed up Volks- wagen serving as defender of compact cars against wicked Cadillacs, Buicks, and other outsazed vehicles Theie will be a minifilm made by youngsters, in each program Over Seven also will probab- ly include an explorer or wild- life segment in each show (an excellent film on coyotes was aired in the version in New York) as well as some sort of music. A study of Irene Cara, ear-old actress composer- singer, will be in the first install- ment Other segments include a visit to a farm where handi- cappsd children gam confidence through horseback riding. The ABC stations have sunk more than million in the production of Rainbow Sundae, which is scheduled so far to run through January. They also committed for newspaper ads alone, since they feel many good children's pro- grams have sunk from sight simply because nobody knew they were on Altogether Rainbow Sundae is a sizable undertaking, and the ABC stations are to be com- mended for their enterprise and commitment Changing of guard ends summer run OTTAWA (CP) The daily changing-the-guard show on Parliament Hill, one of the cap- ital's biggest tourist draws, has ended it's 15th con- secutive summer run. The regular Governor Gen- sral's Footguard and Canadian 3renadier Guard units stamped .heir final dismount parade be- fore a crowd of about A similar number have watched the bearskin-topped militiamen drill each day since the end of May on the lawn in 'rent of the Peace Tower. One of the guards fainted in the muggy 85 degree heat. Guards soon learn to wiggle their toes inside their boots to help keep themselves from dropping in the heat Maj Gen. J. P. Charboneau, area militia commander, made the final inspection. Each of the roughly 200 uni- versity students that join the militia each spring for the pur- pose of performing the cere- mony make about for the summer. All take a six week regular militia training course at Camp Pctawawa before the annual show begins. In the past, regular soldiers performed the ceremony, but m 1969 a mixture of militiamen and Canadian Guards joined to see whether the part-time mili- tary men were up to the drill. Wednesday, September 5, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERA1P 5 Marijuana dealers donate GAINESVILLE Fla. (AP) A cash donation from a group calling itself the Gainesville Marijuana Deal- ers Association has enri- chened muscular dystrophy fund-raising efforts and left police puzzled. Volunteers here had raised during the Jerry Lewis television telethon when a bag containing 10 packs of arrived, officials said. An accompanying note read: "From the Gainesville Marijuana Dealers Associ- ation. Right on." DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A five-year-old boy has been ordered to appear in court on a traffic charge. Patrolman Max Street said he issued a ticket to Craig Johnson after the boy's bicy- cle collided with a pickup truck. The youngster is charged with failure to yield the right of way and is to appear in court Sept. 27. He was treated at a hospital for shock and released. Street said he issued the ticket because the Johnson boy caused the accident. V HALLANDALE, Fla (AP) A young construction worker who fell six storeys to the ground and escaped With limited injuries says he will climb the scaffolds again be- cause that's how he is earning his way through school. Paul Wilson, 22, of Kalian- dale was working on an unfin- ished Miami Beach building two weeks ago when his hard hat fell off and he reached out to grab it. Wilson's co-workers said he plunged like a swan diver be- fore striking the hard dirt be- low. 1bps and Dressing casually used to be as easy (and as ugly) as crew-necked or turtled. And sleeveless (very taking off your tie and slopping into some old suit pants, pullover or cardigan. From to Never again. Today, Tip Top's full of bright new ideas Slacks have gone from bells to bags and have at last, that work in magnificent new ways. Together. settled somewhere between. The fabrics are now beefier Put a check shirt under a check sweater, calm it down (tweedier tweeds and loftier Knits top. And withapairof solid slacks, and come away looking very neat, cuffs are a must. From to Compare with any It's only a matter of knowing what otherstores. workswithwhat. a convenient charge Account. when talking about leathers, our Shirts are showing a Mown buyer starts to rave. "We've got the in' feeling. Hempcloths and linens best in tne country. 30, less than any body Pigskins, suedes, cowhides, Cabrettas...bomber jackets, jackets, coats and full-length. Everyone as handsome as the one shown here. It's at make so much of rich, earthy colourings. Great values from to Sweaters never change, they just get nicer. They're V-necked, scooped, Saving money never looked so good CENTRE VILLAGE MALL LETHBR1DGE ;