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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta HOLLAND'S DRAPERY SHOP largest Display Of DRAPERY MATERIALS In Western Canada 325  7th St. S. Ph. 327-4475 The Lethbridge TELEVISION Herald GUIDE Launderette  31 washers  17 dryers 3 Ave. ft 12 St. B S. (Open 24 his. every day) FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1972 LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 17. TO FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Jerry Potts and the 74s" Winston MacDonald plays Jerry Potts one of Canada's legendary figures of the old west who was an Indian scout and guide for the North West Mounted Police, in CBC-TV's This Land two-part program "Jerry Potts and The 74s" to be seen Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on March 14 and 21. Acting as host and narrator for both parts will be former RCMP Commissioner, George B. McClellan now Ombudsman for Alberta. Gunsmoke begins filming for its 19th TV season! LOS ANGELES (CBS) - Gunsmoke, the longest running dramatic series on television, has begun filming at CB Studio Centre for an unprecedented 19th season on the CBS television network. James Arness stars as United States Marshal Matt D3-lom wihh Milburn Stone as Doc Adams, Amanda Blake as Kitty Russell, Ken Curtis as Festus Haggin, Buck Taylor as Newly O'Brien and Glenn Strange as Sam, the bartender. Popular stage, screen and television actor David Wayne has been cast in the title role of The Circuit Judge, the 50th episode written for Gunsmoke by Calvin Clements. Scott Brady and Mitch Vogel also have guest - starring roles. Others in the cast include Warren Kemmerling, Ken Swofford, Norman Al-den, Nancy Jeris and Julie Cobb. Bernard McEveety directs the episode, his 35th on the series, for executive producer John Mantley, Leonard Katraan is the producer.- Kate Smith Carson show host April 2 BURBANK (NEC) - Kate Smith, whose distinguished show business career began when she won a Charleston dance contest in her native Virginia, will be host for NBC's Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Monday, April 2. Star of Broadway, radio and television, Miss Smith is probably best known for two of her recordings, When the Moon Comes Over the Mount sin and God B!ess America, both in the million-plus seller class. Two-part series on Jerry Potts, Mountie scout George B. McClellan, former Commissioner of the RCMP and now Ombudsman for Alberta, appears as host and narrator, for two editions of CBC-TVs This Land series recounting the story of one of Canada's legendary figure of the old West - Jerry Potts, Indian scout, plainsman and guide for the North West Mounted Police. Potts' exploits are every bit as dramatic and colorful as any of the folk-heroes Hollywood has glamorized, but all too few Canadians knew about him. Beginning this week at 8:00 p.m. This Land presented the first two-part dramatization of the story of Potts and bis association with the Mounties. Entitled "Jerry Potts and the 74s" it featured Winnipeg actor Winston MacDonald as Potts and Michael Bafl. of Victoria, B.C., as CoL Macleod, the Mountie who hired Potts to guide the force of redcoats known as the 74s on the trek from Dufferin, Manitoba, to what is now southern Alberta. Filmed on location in the actual sites where the historical events took place - Fort Whoop-Up in Lethbridge, Heritage Park, Calgary, Blackfeot Crossing near Calgary. Fort Macleod, and Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park - the two programs were produced and directed by Don Williams of CBC Winnipeg and written by Calgary writer Bonnie Lemay. The cast includes special guest star Chief Dan George as Chief Sitting-in-the Middle, Robert Silverman as Potts' friend George Star and Raymond Crowchief, Dennis Blackrider, Lauretta Weasel Moccasin, Robert Haley, Dan Rosin, Frank Adamson, Bill Berry and Tom McBeath. The second half at 8 p.m. on March 21 shows how Potts meets his Waterloo, as George B. McClellan puts it On the day the Mounties meet the chiefs of several tribes for the signing of Treaty Number Seven near what is now East Calgary, Potts gets drunk and negotiations break down. Among the chiefs are Red Crow, Bear's Paw, and Crowfoot, who have come to hear it Gov. Laird, and CoL Macleod of the Mounties spell out the terms of peace in the name of the "Great White Mother" Queen Victoria. Potts' world is coming to an end and in a moving speech to Col. Macleod who demands to know why "on this of all days" he got drunk, he talks in the language of the Blackfeet about the vanishing buffalo, the end of the great open hinds, and the end of the Indians' traditional way of life as reservations are set aside for them. There is no room any more lor Jerry Potts. Concluding the program, George B. McClellan sums op Potts and his contributions to the Mounties and to Western Canada. Canada's Timmy honored A half-bear tribute to Canada's Timmy for 1973, symbol of the Eastern Seal cam-vaiga is U-^ear-oHJDamiy Mas grave of Saskatoen, Sask. wiB �e sees on Channel 7 at 2:3� p.m. on Snnday, March 18 on Chanel 7. Danny -plays ice hockey and indulges in a fall round of normal activity far n boy his age, on twe artificial legs. Directed by Bill Ryan, executive producer at CBKST-TV in Saskatoon, the film depicts the everyday fife of a boy bora without legs, yet who doesn't consider himself crippled and, with the help of artificial legs, sets ant to prove to the world that he isn't. In so doing, he has also excelled in swimming, lacrosse aad other sports. Jack Lord opens new TV season in Australia LOS ANGELES (CBS)-Jaek Lord, star of Hawaii Five - O on the CBS television network, is currently in Australia to attend the opening of his new television season there. Lord and his wife Marie wQI visit both Sydney and Melbourne, where they have been invited to tour a children's hospital, meet fans and attend various press functions. Since seasons are reversed Down Under, Australians are just winding up summer vacations and the fall television season win soon begin. RECORD OF THE WEEK SIMPSONS bears Hi LOBO OF A SIMPLE MAN" BIG FREE RECORDS Record Dept. 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