Free Press Files
First television programs for Fernie are slated for public viewing at the Legion Hall from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, when local dealers will have a variety of receiving sets on display.
The showing is sponsored by Fernie Television Ltd. which this week completed the last details before TV signals could be obtained.
Hookups of between 25 and 30 homes are expected to be made before the weekend.
A special feature of the television program on Friday will be the “live” telecasting of the light-heavyweight fight between Yvonne Durelle, Canadian champion, and Tony Anthony, contender for the world championship. The fight will take place in Madison Square Garden, New York, at about 8 p.m. Fernie time.
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