Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
TORECA5T HIGH TUESDAY 70-75. The Lethktdge Herald ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 15, 1S72 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Bonanza TV South soldiers base star DAN BI.OCKliU 1 lOLLYV.'OOU f Blotter, whose portrayal of the gentle, hulking Iloss Cartwright on Ihe Bo- nanza television series made him one of North Am- erica's best-known actors, will lie buried in (he small Texas town where he grew up. Elocker, 43, died Saturday of two blood cloLs in the lung. A family spokesman said Blocker developed an in. fecUon after undergoing gall bladder surgery May 1. He died a few hours after reluming to hospital. Tentative plans call for the 300-pound, six-foot-four actor (o be buried beside his father this week in O'Donncll. Tex. Blocker's bulk and West Texas drawl disguised his being a millionaire and former school teacher. But his friends wiid lire bi-oiid humor and tenderness he dis- played before million viewers in Mi countries for 13 years as a son of Ben Carlwrijhl nil the Ponderosa Ranch were, characteristic of the man. Julian Goodman, president of NBC. which (clevises Mic series, recalled Ibal Blocker was "a man of great energy, but he was a gcnllcmnn who re- fused lo allow iiis sons lo own a gun or go until the animals taa.ni to shoot back." Blocker once said the amount of money he. mado for each Bonanza episode) was "absolutely im- moral." And o( devoting most of his career to one part, he once remarked: "Let's face it. I sold out. For money.' SERVED IN ARMY' After college in Texas, Blocker served as first ser- geant in the army lie laught in New Mexico and then began work on a dodoralc in education at the University of Califor- nia at Los Angeles. To help support his familv he looked to acting, ant] gnl roles in Gunsmoke and oilier television sc- rie.s. Tie ollributcd his success lo his size; "If I'd been an 1 never would've stood a There were only a few big guys around." He moved his fai.iily to Switzerland last year hop- ing (a avoid Ibe recognition lhal made it impossible for him In take, bis wife to a rcslanranl or his sons to a ball game. Blocker was married for 20 years (o his five-fool- three college sweetheart, Dolpliia. who was with him when he died. They had twin daughters and two sons. Lorne Greene, the OKawa-born acior who plays Ben Cartwrtght in the scries, said: "His sudden loss comes.as such a grea! personal shock to me that I cannot properly put it into mere words. "Our personal relationship was like lhal of brothers or a faiher and son." Find contradicts Bible AMMAN. Jordan (Renter) Jordan is to offer for study by world experts an important archaeological find which it claims contradicls Ihe Bible's version of the conquest of Palestine by the Jews. The discovery, a large fragment of plaster from a mud-brick wall bearing a religions text in the Aramaic language, comes from a temple wall at Tell Deir Alia in I lip. Jnrdnn Vallry. Il nas disrnvricd bv H m''liqirolnpral fXpcdi' hnn Pv. II ,1 I'rnnkrn in April, aii'l deciphered in Holland before being relumed (o (lie Jordanian department (if antiquities. Il is claimed lhal I text dues nol conform with information in Ibc Bible about the history ot Jordan's ijhor region in [he seventh century B.C. at the Lime of (be kingdom Judca. Jordan's minister of tourism, Ghalcb Barakat, in- tends lo put the text at Ihe disposal of world experts for study. "Fnr I ho limp thr find rnrrocls I bo errors of Inlfl bv Iho hi> rrniiMf.n. m i llio rnp. T'Ml Alia ns rm .nnrionl .Inrdanian sanr-- hnn- rnmplntely frnm Mm anrinnl Ilcbrpw rolicion aiul Ilobrnu influonrn Muring Ibo of Ul6 costs WASMlNtJTdN (AIM The Krdrral Ad- llu- nv.nn (if a aulninobilr uill In buy ;md npnalo Hir r.ir fnr Hi rm nf P. ;i milr The nwni'r of a cnmpacl. car pay or 10.fl] ccnls a mile over the I0-yrar, period. The "f a subcompact model will pay out IMM-I-1, or :t.-l mils a liiili: over Ihr dcrado. "Puri.ii; Iliis pri'ivKl, Hie pay for some pallon.s of Iho nfioncy said. "Ho will pay to keep Iho vohiclo niainiaiiH'd and in repair. to insure il, and uvcr .fl.HOO fnr parking and tolls. ''His slate and frdcrnl bill, most nf "Inch Ihr lie nn, ujfl niiiniml In abnul ii.V rcnl frf InlJil reoccupy SAKiON CAP) Viet- namese forces reoccupictl IrirB Base Bastogne 12 miles west nl Hue today after 30 hours o f tierce fighting and B-52 satura- tion strikes, fieM reports said. Tiie base fell to the North Vi- etnamese April 20. The counter- attack that took it was the oncl on the northern front in three days by .South Vietnamese forces who in six weeks of set- backs had retreated 30 miles Ijelow the so-called demilitar- ized zone and given up (ho pro- vincial capital of Quan" Tri City. In the central h i R h I a n d s. Korlh Vietnamese forces made fresh probes during the night of the defences o f Kontum City, and scurccs said they believed H to be preliminary lo an all-out assault. SIEGE North Vietnamese gunners rained artillery, rocket and mortar shells on An Loc, 60 miles north of Saigon, continu- ing a UVi-wcck siege. Light ground fighting was reported. The N'orth Vietnamese wnre reported still holding sections of the northern part of the city. The U.S. command announced three F-4 Phantom jd.s were losl over North Vietnam last Thursday and Friday and said all six crew members are miss- ing. Spokesmen said 45 U.S. planes and 38 helicopters have been lost in North and South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos since the North Vietnamese of- fensive began March 30 and 64 Americans have been reported killed and 78 missing in tha crashes. PREMIER BOUHASSA blasts QUKBKC (CPi Premier Ttoberl Boiirassa larhed out Sunday night at what he called arrogance of the federal govern- ment in presenting social legis- lation which Quebec tinds "to- tally unacceptable.'1 Mr. Bourassa saiQ in an inter- view he sympathized with (wo of his rahinel ministers, Com- munications Minister Jean-Paul L'AIlier and Social Affairs Min- ister Claude Castonguay, whn were reported to have resigned last week because of the federal government's interference wilh Quebec's jurisdiction in the field of social affairs. Both ministers said they would remain in the cabinet be- cause of the labor difficullies the province is experiencing. "The unilateral decisions of the federal government in a provincial and wel- heavy pressure on our social welfare Premier Bourassa said. "Intervention in other sectors, economics for inslance, is less important, but social affairs is extremely important." In the past, Mr. Bourassa lias kept differences between the (wo levels of government behind rinsed floors, saying "Ihe prn- vindal govcrninenl in the p-ir-f, hns loo oflcn issuer] iillima- l.nms The sonal Ir-gislalinn Mr. Bourassa referred lo was HIG increase in old age pensions contained in Ihe federal budget presented May S by Finance minister John Turner. Words name of ihc Soinelhing new is coming to The Herald. Slavlinp Tuesday The Her- ald will inaugurate "On the Use of a new col- umn designed lo holp you nso English more rffrdivoly a.s Miss TliisHrbnltom niul hrr ruler did in Miir'l Cr.'idr bill, rnllirr, wjlh M il .'Hid liumnr. Tin1, new column, which will appear on the editorial pages each Tuesday and 'rhursf'ay. is wrillcn by Tlion- rlore M. Bernstein, consult in (j editor of The New York Times and a aiilhorily on Ilir lan- lie makes il fun In your cffcclive of Quebec labor unrest enters second week man killed Lome Gordon Alfred Hansen, 32, of Cowley was killed Sun- day when the car he was driv- ing crashed into a ditch about seven miles east of Pincher Station. Pincher Creek RCMP report no inquest (has been planned and no reason for the singla vehicle has been released. Hansen is survived by his wife Ixjraine. Halifax fire HALIFAX fC.'P) Guesls were evacuated from two floors of the Nova Scotia Mon- day as fire in a kitchen sent smoke llirough a ventilating system into upper floors. Fire- men said there were no In- juries. OKINAWA RETURNED U.S. Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew, reads the Presi- dcnlia! Proclamation lo revert Okinawa to Japan Monday during the reversion ceremon- ies in Tokyo. In background are Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako. (AP Wirephoto) scenes mar Okinawa return 'It's another obscene call from 1'rom AP-REUTER TOKYO (CP) The United Plates returned Okinawa to Japan loday but 33.000 Tokyo demonstrator'.'; marched in pro- test against Ihe U.S. retaining military bases on the island. Police estimated that 209.000 persons would join protest ral- lies throughout mainland Japan. It was also expected that Okinawans would demonstrate. The only violence reported Truce line established found, polim BELFAST CAP i Brilisli paratroops pushed through a crossfire of bullets early today to establish a truce line between battling Protestants and Roman Catholics in Belfast. Nine per- sons were killed in the weekend of violence, including a okl gii-I. It was Northern Ireland's most violent weekend in months, siiTce British para- troops killed 13 demonstrators on Bloody Sunday Jan. 30 in Londonderry. At least 327 per- sons now have died in nearly three years of communal war- fare in IVorlhern The army said quiet prevailed early today on the battlefield of bullet-scarred b'Jilrlinps between Ihe dislric', nno of Ihe foughnst falholir. enclaves in flic rfiy. and fnnu 'trly II i, my Imjtn thai mjr visif uill help m iiicaMir" In Ibe imporlancr. n( combining of national lalcnls for Ihu prospo-.-ily and fulfillment fif our Iv.o pcoplcr. in Ibe .scrvico of Kurupi1, and, through Kurope, nf the .siu; said, speak- ing in French. (Jiicrn here is stvn in Paris as helping lo ce- mciil ivlalions lu'lwren I'Yann1 and Itiitaiii in ance nf r.ril- .ihi's rntry UK- I'iurnprun Cnnimnn Markd next >cnr. In Iiis welcome Fproch, French President Genrcrs Pom- [irdoif snirf flie royal visif is par- licularly opporlune b e c n n s o Britain is joining the Common Market shortly. Seen and heard About town N E R G E T T C Thompson playing ball nn Hie wodiond and hit instead of pel tine; a bit (ijiry .Iiim'.s I'haslising Iiis puller -liin MiicNVil bi-inp I'aujihl ou France. Britain and Ihe other rninnmiiily count rios work Iopei her (o pivp Kuropp a coliei sion and personality which will enable it lo play il.s true world rule, he said. After the welcome speeches, the Queen was' guo.si of honni1 .it a luncheon given by Pompidou. she vill attend a ban- (picl nl Hi'1 Trianon Palace at follnwiv] by a pfrformanrp nnd a wrplinii. Thn Quern and Philip vcrn wck'niiu'd at Orly Airport by iVt'.-iiienl Ueorges Pompidou v. hn last year ih'oitpctl lonp-limo Frciu-li (ilijtH-hoiis to Hriiish entry into tin1 luilinn Markol. I nion .lacks and 1'iviu'li I laps flew nl Hie airport and lined Iho broad Avenue ill's Champs Klys- cvs for Hu1 (Juoen's five-day sialr Paris ncuspajM-rs niihli.slir'l WHmrnn In in ICnyJish.