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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta MCE 9 Returns to the East as "The Last Viceroy" Mountbatten solves the Indian problem In March 1947, less than a year after leaving, Mount- batten found himself back in the East this time as Vice- roy of India, the highest posi- tion an Englishman could hold The Last "The Life And Times Of Lord Mount- wiH be telecast on the CTV Sunday Night Special, Sunday, June 3 at 7 30 p m India in 1M7 had a popula- tion of four hundred milbon people speaking 23 languages and 200 dialects, divided b> castes, living in more than 500 semi independent states. Four hundred million people united by the Bn i >h Raj and by the desire for freedom Moontbatten's task as Viceroy to end British ru'e to bring India, prefer ably a united India, to the in- dependence her people were so anxt3us to attain. The British Government had agreed to give Mountbatten a time limit Indian Indepen- dence was to be achieved by June 1948 But on arnval in India Mountbatten realized this date was unrealis ic and inde- pendence would have to come much sooner Already the threat of civil wai was very real as the two major forces within India tugged in different directions. Mountbatten talked with all the major Indian leaders, in- cluding Nehru, Gandhi, Juinah and Sardar Patel, eventually winning their trust and confid- ence. He considered tins of great importance, as, in his words, "The alternative would have been distslrcms" Pas- ran high and ill feeling between Mountbattcn and any of the leaders could have made meaningful decisions dif fictitt By June 3, Moun'bat'en had steered the Indian leaders to the acceptance of a plan It called for two Inde-erdent Dominions remaining within the Commonwealth India, pre- dominantly Hindu, would be in the middle and, because the Muslims uere concentrated in v.idely separated areas there would be a divided Pakistan- Hawaii Five-O episode to feature rfky-divimg LOS ANGELES (CBS) An aerial look at Hawaii from a sky-diver's point of view is ore of the action features on the production schedule for Hawaii FiveO currently filming for its swth aeason on CBS. The sky-dtving episode, to be filmed early in the season for broadcast next fall, will include all of the adventure and drama of the sky-diving craze and will feature spe- cial cameras and other equipment designed to show off the sporl at its best It will be the first time that such a show will have been filmed in Hawaii. The sky-diving episode will continue the contemporary action-adveature trend on the series, wliich stars Jack Lord as Steve McGarrelt and features James MacAr- thur as his lieutenant, Dany Williams. Belting it out in Belgium Billed in Europe as America's biggest teen idol, David Cassidy, 22, bells one out during his engagement in Antwerp, Belgium. He's got his work clothes on. West and East Jinnsh had a corridor bstween the wo parts but had finaTy been talked out of it. August 15, was set as lihe date for transfer of power. So in slightly less than five months Mountbatten had com- pleted his mission, and two hundred years of British rule in India was about to come to an end. Filming 'The Last Viceroy9 The CTV SurxJoy night special The Life And Times of lord Lest Viceroy Mountbatten returned to India for part of the filming of The Last Viceroy. His task in India was to keep it united and end the rule of the British Raj The Life and Times Of Lord Mountbatten will be telecast Sunday, June 3, at 7 30 p.m. HOMEOWNER LOANS AVAILABLE NORMAN J. GIESI3RECHT No Special Qualifications' If you hove equity your home we can lend you tho money. Loans from or more for first or second mortgages. We buy and agreements for sale. We can assist you when purchasing a home. Consolidate those bills now and reduce payments by 50% or more. There are no hidden costs total interest chaiges on all loans. We come to you, loans made confidentially in the privacy of your home. Put Mid-City's years of experience to work for you our financial consultation is free. Out-of-Town Inquiries Welcome Call 329-0566, Evenings and Weekends 328-0005 MID-CITY MORTGAGE CO. LTD, 1265 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J OK2 ;