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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, September. 30, 1970'- THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Disney Success Story By DOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) Most Jilm companies present a sor- rowful image nowadays. Hip- deep in debt, they are selling assets while trying to chase an elusive market witli dirtier and dirtier movies. There is one exception: Dis- ney. Walt Disney Productions is the only film company free ol debt. While others were losing millions, Disney announced in July that Us after-tax net in- come for nine months had leaped 40 per cent to million. Gross income jumped from ?90 million to almost million in the same pe- riod. All this while making mov- ies suitable for your grand- mother. How have the Disney people managed it? "We're just trying lo run the shop the way Walt set it says Card Walker, the tall, dynamic executive vice- president. Next December will mark 9 STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO LIVE A LONGER LIFE Did you realize that a loncer life is chiefly up to you? Fa- mous Mayo Clinic doctors now believe that you can add from 10 to 30 henlthy, active years to your lifespan. The October issue of Reader's Digest fea- tuies an important article which could help you feel bet- ter and live longer. It tells how an early death from killers like cancer and heart disease can often be averted. Health guide- lines you can follow _and in- valuable tips on exercise, diet and relaxation are provided. Be sure you read this helpful article in October Reader's Digest. Get your copy today. four years since the restless founder of the Disney empire died. During his lifetime he ran a fight shop. Other companies met their downfall by paying huge sala- ries to stars, cutting talent in for a percentage of the take, allowing producers and direc- tors to run far over budget. Not Disney. "Wo never got explains Walker. "We never Actor Advised To Slow Down LONDON (AP) Sir Laur- ence Olivier, 63, said today his doctors have told him not to act for a year. he told a news confer- ence, "I'm more interested in being director of die National Theatre than acting nowadays." Sir Laurence was stricken with thrombosis and bronchial pneumonia in early August. "I just cannot manage to act on stage he said. "I get puffed lo do an emotional Scene or a long speech." He became director of the -Na- tional Theatre in 19G3. PUNCII-A-CONDUCTOR NEW YORK (AP) Frus- trated because there's nothing you can do about train delays? Strike'back with Punch-A-Con- ductor. Punch-A-Conductor is a doll designed just for the pur- pose of letting disgruntled com- muters work off their hostility. The doll is the brainchild of tliree Wilton, Conn., commuters on the Penn Central Hailroad. It's an inflatable plastic figure complete with maddening smile. When you punch it, the doll bounces right back and so does the smile.. SOUTHERN ALBERTA vS THEATRES MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre "YOUNG BILLY YOUNG." In color. Starring Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickenson. Wednesday, September 30. Show at p.m. PINCHER CREEK Capitol Theatro "SHOT GUN" In Eastman Color. Starring Tab Hunter. Wednesday, Thursday, September 30 and October 1. Wednesday show at p.m. Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE" In color. Welnesday "MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE" In color. Wednesday, Thursday, September 30 and October 1. Wednesday oul of Kit Talit the family lo a mevU went overboard on salaries and we've always kept a clos eye on we'r not afraid to splurge whei the expense seems war ranted." Disney has never bee known to pay more Ilia for a star, and mos of them work for much less No one has ever received percentage of any Disne film. All are company-owner. This backlog of Disney film provides one of the bases to the company's stability. "The biggest base is Dis neyland, which provided 4 per cent of our income las year and this year will d even said Walker Feature films provide 37 pe cent of the income. The next base is the nega rives that we have in th vault. They are like gold. W can bring out two of the car toon features per ir the summer and one in th winter, the periods when movie attendance is at it height. They inevitably do ter rific business." THE NAME HELPS Why do Disney pictures earn so much while other companies squeeze out the dollars? "Disney lias built up theen scheduled. It was the first time such a ype of production was trans- mitted to a.mass audience via closed TV. Ticket prices ranged from Sfi to S15. One of the cities where view- ers were turned back was Pe- oria, 111., where Circuit Court udge Robert Hunt issued an njunction against the show at a rive-in theatre. He said he acted to protect the environ- ment from "moral fl.y ash." Colormedia Corp., promoter if the telecast, said showings Iso were cancelled in Atlanta, Ga., Oklahoma City, Syracuse, V.Y., and Louisville and Lexing- on, Ky. Rodney Ericson, president ol Colormedia, said in most cases le cancellations resulted from jressure brought by Charles (eating Jr. of Cincinnati, a member of the president's com- mission on pornography. Ericson said his firm plans to uc Keating for million. The justice department said he closed-circuit screening may ave violated prohibition on in- erslate transportation of eo- cene material. CBC Cutting Toronto Trauma VANCOUVER (CP) The anadian Broadcasting Cor- oration is hoping to get away om "the Toronto ays Knowlton Nash, CBC di- ector of information program- ming. "The general trend in the CBC is to have more produc- on in the regions we want get away from the Toronto he said. There is al- :ady a pool of talent here and le new million facilities hould act as a magnet." It was announced two weeks o that a new 520 million Van- juver studio would he built arting in December, 1971. It expected to be in operation mid-1974; Mr. Nash, who was appoint- head of information pro- gramming 18 months ago, was Vancouver as part of an an- ual cross-country tour to see local areas are doing. Mr. Nash said that between 0 and 600 hours of network rogramming are now being outside the To- nto headquarters. Today's Shpwtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "They Call Me Mr. Tibbs" Lash Complete Sliow nARAMOUNT-CINEMA Short Subjects 'Strawberry Statement" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA 'Zig Zag" 'My Lover My Son" jst Complete Show iREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN 'Coogan's Bluff" "Two Mules for Sister Savn" One Complete Show HOLLYWOOD (AP) Bar- bara Parkiiis co-starred for five years on Peyton Place, won an Emmy nomination for it, is starring ill her fourth movie, lives in London and loves to travel. She'd prefer talking about such things, but complains: "The main question that's put to me seems to be, 'What about the men in your Miss Parkins, 25, a brunette beauty born in Vancouver, was known during her Holly- wood residence as one of the more notable girls about town. Every date, every change of escorts, was chroni- cled in the columns. Does she mind that? "I'm glad you she said. "Nobody has before. If you're a young star and dale frequently, I guess that's of interest. "But I dislike the distor- tions, the suggestions that each experience is a love af- fair. There are different levels of intensity with different men. "They (the distortions) make me look like a loser, hopping from one man to an- other. "There are so many things I'd prefer to talk things I've done, things I'd like to do, living styles, travel, other people." CAME AND STAGED In her mid-teens, came to Los Angeles to perform at a convention of dance instruc- tors. She and her widowed mother, who accompanied her, decided to stay. Barbara got some .television parts, then Peyton Place and re- mained through all 528 epi- sodes of the TV soap opera. In the role of Betty Ander- son she endured a pregnan- acy, a miscarriage, a mar- riage, an annulment, a mar- riage, a divorce and another marriage. During a summer shooting recess in Peyton Place, Miss Parkins played one of the un- happy pill addicts in the movie Valley of the Dolls. After the TV series ended, she did The Kremlin Letter and recently Puppet on a Cham abroad. Now a London resident be- cause "it's more relaxed: there's a simplicity; I love the she returned tem- porarily for her first Holly- wood movie in three years. The Memphisto Waltz is a grim story of withcraft and devil worship. Hardly had she begun her role when a columnist con- fided that she was seeing Jerry Schatzberg, a photogra- pher turned director and an ex-fiance of Fayo Dunaway. "Depends on how you inter- pret she said. "He's just a good friend of mine, a lovely man. We're not roman- tically involved." Last year a column noted: "She has been linked, in the fan magazines, with dozens of actors, from Adam (Batman) West to Bobby Hydell." Another chronicle men- tioned Marcel Marceau. Barbara said one of the worst after marriage distor- tions" about her is "that I'm going only after which is untrue. "Another is that I want stardom and no man wants (o live with also is untrue. "If I go loo casually with a man it's supposedly a new, deep involvement for me. Who knows whether my romances are serious? "In America gossip plays a large part in many people's lives. It's like the public can't wait for you to go on from one man to the next. "In England there's not nearly tire obsession to know about a person's private in- volvements." She wondered L' it was "that intriguing" if she changed boy friends. To her fans, perhaps? "I've never had one letler from a fan asking about the men in my life." Any prospect of marriage? "I don't think about mar- riage. Marriage just happens. You can't go after it." What gives her happiness? "Life. An accumulation of experience. Work. Reading a book. Being alone. Sitting under a tree. Making love. "It's also important to expe- rience the sake of sanity. No one can be constantly happy." Beekeepers Fear Govt. Control CALGARY (CP) Alberta beekeepers have expressed con- cern that if the government gets its fingers into the honey busi- ness, they might not get the fin- gers unstuck later. A spokesman for the Alberta Beekeepers' Association said .hat based on a request at the annual meeting last year, the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council has held meetings with apiarists in four )arts of the province to discuss formation of a honey mar- lettng commission. Many beekeepers, especially n one zone, have opposed the dea of a marketing commis- sion, the spokesman said, be- cause thsy fear it would lead to oo much government control. The plan will be presented again at the association's next meeting this fall. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Denial Mechanic National Start Bldg. PH. 327-7244 telhbriclgt PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT 49 NUMBERS Lethbridge Elks Lodge Room (Upstairs) EVERY THURSDAY--8 P.M. PHONE 71100 DRIVE-IN REEN ACRES JUNCTION OF MAYOR MAGRATH-CDUTTS HIGHWAY TONIGHT THRU SATURDAY ...the deadliest man on a whole army with two guns and a iisKul dynamite! CATES: p.m. SHOW: p.m. A MARTIN RACKIN TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA' HE! RT IULTI lit ij I'JDO'tDETTItHtS Evn'.rf IT D31 SlEGEL TVtNtH NITIfi MCKM A UNIVERSAL SECOND FEATURE T CLIHT E3STWOOD in'coocan's Bujfr IN COLOR-A UNIVKRBAL. PICTURE 1'USIIV JOI) In Osaka, Japan, while-gloved students earn extra money by pushing commuters into filled subway cars. niOI'USKl) HOLIDAY Thomas Jefferson refused to proclaim Thanksgiving, de- nouncing it as a "monarchal! practice." TONIGHT thru SAT. RESTRICTED ADULT STHAWBERRYSTATEMENT' is'. 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