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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Leg loss hasn't slowed king of stunt pilots O I. SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Losing ;i leg seven years ago hasn't .slowed Frank Tallman's cnrccr as king of (lie stunt pi- lols. Doubling as Clifl Uobcrlson in Ace Eli, lie crashed an old plane into a barn. Replacing Dean Marlin in The Wrecking Crew, lie landed a liclicopler on a moving Irain. As Jim Hackns, he flew n twin-en- jjiiie neechcratl through a sign- board in It's a Mat] Mnd Mad Mad World. Kor Catcli 22, Tallman assem- Weil 25 Second Worlil War bombers from llic country's air- porls, and farm fields, re- conditioned them as Alan A r k i them DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. KOSACK Certified Denial Mechanic Suilo B-3M Slli Si. S. Ph. 327-7M4 LolhbnttDB Ilirouslj flak on location in Mex- ico. "Last lime a one legged guy will ever lead a bomber Tallman grinned, loudly rapping his pipe lighter against the arti- ficial liml) as he lounged behind a desk in his trophy-cluttered office. A handsome trim grandfather with a lined, pink face and neat aL 6 feel Hi named- Tallman 53, bos been flying for 35 years logging an estimated air hours in almost every type of craft. SPACE ONLY CHALLENGE "TJre only filing left is Tallman says wryly, "but thoj don't want one legged UYS flying around there." A U.S. Navy flying Instrucloi in the Second World War, Tall man later became a competitor then the partner of Ihe older better-known Paul Manlz in thi movie stunt-flying business. Manlz, Gl, was killed in July when a makeshift aircrnf Community Services Department CITY OF LETHBRIDGE FRITZ SICK POOL Wed. April 24lh NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. p.m. p.m p.m, p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Frl. April 28lh Sat. April 29lh Sun. April 30lh Public Swimming Public Swimming NOON HOUR SWIM Public Swimming Public Swimming Public Swimming Fcmily Swimming NOTE: The Noon Hour Swim selsion on Monday, May 1 si hai been cancelled, rfuo lo previous hooking coaltnitmenti. of Ills own ciealiijji crashed on .oeation for the movie Might of Ihe Phoenix in the California de- trl. "A fine guy, a biillianl Tallman The firm lie heads is still called Tiillmanlz Aviation. Inc., a combination ol their names. Tallman says his only flying injury was a lirolien ankle in a parachute jump. He his Icfi leg from a classically irrelevant ground mishap a few months before Manlz' death. He was helping his son Frank, [hen 12, operate a ncv go-curl. Tallman got the moto slarlcfl. The vehicle lurchec, swiftly toward nearby traffic Ho leaped after il, fell lo tin pavement, shattered Ihe knci socket and split Ihe hip hone il entire length. Infection set in, the injur worseneil. vSurgeons amputate just above the knee. Slowly mntje Ihc painfl adjustment lo an artificial liml. DOUDLK.S FOR STAIIS In ZO years' movie flying li has doubled hazardous flyj jobs for mosl Ing name mal stars. "As far as I know- I'm (lie la: person in the world doing ]h crashes with sai Tallman, who gels for each stunt. Stunt flying bad Its heyday i 1025-35 r.nd the days of such a epics ns Wings and Hell's At gels, Tallman says. "Once the studios made CO piclures a year, including tt Pearl While serials, all Urns old D movies and the Saturda a f I e r u o o n kid serials. Yt couldn't find enough stunt mei "Now the demand is (low: Rut with pay TV, wall -scrci. projection, casscltes, all sorts things coming, we'll sec a r surgence in five years or Ic that will dwarf whal the bus ness was in its best days." SOUTHERN THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "T. li. BASKIN" In color. Starring Candicc Dcrgcn. IMondny and Tuesday, 24 and 25. Monday show at p.m. Adult not suitable lor children. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "HUSBANDS" In color. Starring Ben Gnzzara, Peter Falk and John Cnssavottcs. Monday and Tuesday, April 2J and 25. Monday show at p.m. Adult not suit- able for children. TABER Tower Theatre "GKT CARTEIl" In color. Starring Michael Cnine and Ilntt Eckland. Monday and Tuesday, April 24 and 25. Monday slioivs at and p.m. Upslricteri ndlllt. NEW EDMONTON (CP) The C nadian Imperial Rank ol Co: mcrcc opened a branch office April at Resolute, N.W.T., miles novtlicnsl of Edmonto It is the northern-most branch in Canada. And in (his corner, Indt-cz and Monday, April It, 1972 THE IE1HBR1DGE HEHALO 7 Thomas hurl in accident NATIONAL BALLET DANCERS Koren Kain and Frank Auguslyn, principal dancers wilii tlie National Ballel oF Canada, danco Icgcll'.cr in Ellol Feld's Intcr- mciio. Karon, 21, and Frank, 19, bolh of Hamillon, Onl., will dance the lillo ro'.cs in (wo of ihe five per- formances of Romeo and Juliet during the ccmpany's spring season in Toronto. Thuy have bolh been training since liiey were nine years old. I.OS ANGEMCS (Al'j "111 this corner, 133 pounds, give