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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta PORECA5T HIGH TUESDAY 70-75. The LetKbridge Herald ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 15, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Bonanza TV South soldiers base star DAN Bl.OCKliK HOLLYWOOD Blotter. whose portrayal of the gentle, hulking Boss Cartwright on the Bo- nanza television series made him one of North Am- erica's best-known actors, will be buried in the small Texas town where he grew up. Blocker, 43, died Saturday of two blood clots in Uie lung. A family spokesman said Blocker developed an in- fection 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 aetor lo be buried bsside 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 said the broad humor and tenderness he dis- played before 41X1 million viewers in CO countries for 13 years as a son of Ben Cartwright on the Ponderosa Ranch were characteristic of the man. Julian Goodman, president of NBC, which Icleviscs Hie western series, recalled that Blocker was "a man of great energy, but ho was a gentleman who re- fused to allow his sons to own a gun or go until the animals loam lo shoot back." Blocker once said the amount of money he mado for each Bonanza episode! was "absolutely im- moral." And of 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 taught in New Mexico and then began work on ,1 doctorate in education at the University of Califor- nia at Los Angeles. To help support his family he looked to acting, and quickly got roles in Gun.smoke and other television sc- ries. He attributed his success to his size: "If I'd been an guy. 1 never would've stood a There were only a few big guys around." He moved his family to Switzerland last year hop- ing to avoid Ihe recognition that made it impossible for him lo take bis wife to a restaurant or his sons to a ball game. Blocker was married for 20 years to his five-foot- three college sweetheart, Dolpliia, who was with him when he died. They had twin daughters and two sons. Lome Greene, the Ottawa-born actor who plays Ben Cartwright in the series, said: "His sudden loss comes.as such a great personal shock to me that I cannot properly put it into mere words. "Our personal relationship was like that of brothers or a father and son." Find contradicts Bible AMMAN. Jordan (Renter) Jordan is to offer for study by world experts an important archaeological find which it claims contradicts 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 religious text in the Aramaic language, comes from a temple wall at Tell Deir Alia In the. Jordan Valley. It -WHS disrnvprH bv Pntrh linn ijnriT Or. H ,1. I-'rnnken in April, and deriphered in Holland before, being relumed fo the Jordanian department of antiquities. 11 is claimed that the text does not conform with information in the Bible about the history of Jordan's Glior region in the seventh century B.C. at the time of the kingdom of Judca. Jordan's minister of tourism, Ghaleb Barakat, in- tends to put the text at the disposal of world experts for study. "Fnr the time HIP find cnrreets errors of fold by ihr JIP paid Tursd.iy FYqnlifcn. m '1 M.nl.-'mr'ti', s.'nrj i.ho 'Ml Pnr Alia ns fin Jordanian sanr-- tunry rontple'ely indrprnrlfiil. from the ancient Hebrew rplicion ;ind Ilrbrnu infjijrnro during tho period of Urn Jurjean kingdom. Car operating costs Thr 1'nleral Miglnui) il nunn- (if ;i ,M.niidarrl-ent 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, left, reads the Presi- dcnlia! Proclamation to revert Okinawa to Japan Monday during the reversion ceremon- ies in Tokyo. In background are Emperor Hirohitoand Empress Nagako, (AP Wirephoto) scenes mar Okinawa return 7frs another obscene call from From AP-REUTEft TOKYO (CP) The United States returned Okinawa to Japan today but 33.000 Tokyo demonstrators marched in pro- test against (lie U.S. retaining military bases on the island. Police estimated that 200.000 persons would join protest ral- lies throughout mainland Japan. It was also expected that Okinawans would demonstrate. The only violence reported Truce line established BELFAST (API British 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 13-year- old girl. It was Northern Ireland's most violent weekend in 3Vi months, since 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 Northern Ireland. The army said quiet prevailed early today on the battlefield of bullet-scarred buildings between the Ballymurphy district, nnp of the toughest. Catholic enclaves in Ihe city, and the- Protestant Springmartin housing develop- ment. "But there is still a lot of tension in Ihe air.'' one Briiisii officer said. "It won't take much to touch things off again." More than 2.000 shots were fired in the 36-hour battle, and more than 70 civilians and (liens woimded. There were (pars that the o n E -e x p e c t e- d Protestant counter-offensive f i n s 1 ly had been launched. BOMB lill'S BAR The bailie began Saltirday afternoon when a bomb in a car blasled Kelly's Bar. on the edge, of Ballymurphy. The Catholics charged that Protestants planted the bomb: Ihe army said it believed it belonged to the Irish Republican Army and went off prematurely. The puii was jammed with soccer fans an inter- nnlional malrh "ii Icti-viMon, and snniR Kangaroo shot Australia (Ren- ter) An fl2-year-old man was savagely attacked by a kanga- roo on a game preserve about miles south oi here, and in hospital in serious condition with multiple its and bruis's. Th kangaroo was shol imme- diately afler Ihe man was found, fSJil. children playing outside, wero the car when it blew up may wounded. Two men seen near have been killed. Remains found at Waterton EDMONTON (CP) re- mains of Dr. Colin Scott Dafoe of Edmonton, who was reported missing after a holiday trip to Waterton Lakes National Park in 1969, have been found in the park, it was reported today. Dr. Dafoe had been the ob- ject of a police search in the area at the southwestern Alber- ta park, south west of. Leth- bridge. His skull was found last week by hikers in the area where he disappeared. It w a s identified by a dentist who matched a denture with patient records. Red press breaks silence MOSCOW AP) For the first lime since Uie U.S. mining of North Vietnamese porls, the Soviet press p u b 1 i s h e d dis- patches today about President Nixon's forthcoming visit. Tass, the official news agency, carried dispatches from Ixmdon and York that said (he preparations for the visit are still under way. The dis- patches were published by Pravda, the Communist party newspaper. was petrol bombs thrown into 8 Japanese army base and a po- lice post in Tokyo. No injuries were reported. U.S. Vice-President S p I r o Agncw, attending the transfer ceremony, said the return of Okinawa operated a new era of full partnership between the two countries that fought the last great battle of the Second World War on the island. 27 YEARS LATER Ending 27 years of American occupation, the 73 islands and one million inhabitants of Oki. nawa and the Ryukyus archi- pelago reverted to Japanese rule at a.m. to the din of sirens, whistles and horns in Uie area. Ten hours later, Agnew read President Nixon's proclamation of the turnover at a subdued Tokyo ceremony attended by Emperor Hirohifo, a moist- eyed Prime Minister Eisaku Sato and other Japanese lead- The audience of stood during a speech by Emperor Hirohito, in whose name 110.000 Japanese soldiers died defend- ing Okinawa 27 years ago. U.S. casualties in the March 12-July 2, 1945, battle was dead and wounded. The movement of American planes, ships and men from Okinawa now is subject to prior consultation wilh Ihe Jap- anese government if they are headed directly for combat. Okinawa has been a major American staging and supply area for (he Vietnam war. bow- ever, and its importance has been reduced as American ground forces have been with- drawn from Vietnam. QUEBEC (CP) second week of province-wide labor un- rest began 8 a.m. today with a 24-hour walkout of 800 blue col- lar workers in this provincial capital. The surprise action by the Quebec City workers came as public interest was split be- tween threatening developments in the north shore St. Lawrence River port of Sept-lies and sprawling Montreal. After a weekend In which labor and government dug in their respective heels on the root causes of the unrest, there were plans by businessmen in the ore-shipping port of Sept- Iles, 320 miles northeast of here, to end what they called a "reign of terror" that began last Wednesday. In Montreal, there were pre- dictions of a bus and subway drivers strike Tuesday to follow a vote tonight by drivers. Also in Montreal, newsroom employees of the morning Le Devoir launched a 24-hour strike today that was expected to pro- hibit publication of the Tuesday edition. Newspaper publication has been a favorile target of the protesting unionists, who also have occupied about a d o 7. e n radio stations for various pe- riods. As well, 3.000 of 8.000 striking City of Montreal blue collar workers voted by a narrow margin to cut off all their serv- ices today, including essential services, with the exception ot the city water supply. COLLECT GARBAGE The workers collect garbage, clean streets and look after water supplies and the parks. Businessmen in S e p t -I I e s, scene of the worst violence and the only death linked lo the tur- moil, said they would re-open shops and offices today since police are "in full control." But. in a television broadcast, supporters of a common front of public services workers said the business reaction was a "pro- vocation." In Sept-lies, Quebecair and Air Canada, the two airlines serving the community, sus- pended operations Sunday after- noon. A provincial police spokesman said the airlines made the deci- sion to cancel the flights. There were reports tho airlines re- ceived a telephone call warning that the airport would be blown up if airline traffic continued. Operations of the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Rail- way at Sept-lies returned to normal today. Railway work stoppages began last Wednes- day but the tie-up had no major effect on Iron Ore Co. of Can- ada Ltd. operations at Labrador City, Nfld., and Wabush Mines Ltd. at Wabush, Nfld. Produc- tion was stockpiled during the transportation halt. PLANNING MEETING Premier Robert Bourassa said in a television program Sunday Labor Minister Jean Cournoyer, appointed to the civil service portfolio Friday, will soon meet common front, officials in an attempt to resume negotiations for a new public service contract. The premier also said de-- tails of an imposed contract might be open to negotiation. But he repeated his opposi- tion to withdrawal of the back- to-work legislation and to gov- ernment amnesty for jailed labor officials. PATHS (UruteO KliMhrlh began tnctay a five. flay stnlc visit, to France, ex- pressing her that the I wo countries will combine their lal- enls in "the great European partnerships." are old fricnrls engaged in a new venture she said in n speech al the Kly.see presidential palace ;ifler driving into Paris fnmi Orly II my Imp" Hi.il nijr visit uill help in sninn nirnsur" tn omplinsizc Ihe importance n( combining of national talents for the prosporily and fulfillment of our Iv.o peoples in the .service of Kuropc1, and, through Kurope, nf the sho .said, speak- ing in French. (Juei'ii liere is seen in Paris as helping to re- inenl relalions helvveen Krnnre and Urilain in of Urit- .Tin's entry niln I KuropiMii Cmnmnn Market next year, In his welcome speech, French President Georges Pom- pidou said Ihe royal visit is par- ticularly opportune becausn Britain is joining the Common Market shortly. Seen and heard About town 17 K F. R G E T I C I.nrMlft 1 liompson playing ball on Ihe weekend and gelling bit instead of gelling a bit (iary .Imir.i chastising his putter MacNVii nncxpccledly being caught on Iho urnnc -'i'lc "I lockrd France, Britain and Ihe other community countries will work together lo give. Europe a coho< sion and personality which will enable it lo play it.s true world role, he said. After the welcome speeches, tho Queen was guest of honor at a luncheon given by Pompidou. Tonight, she will attend a ban- (picl al the Trianon Palace at (ollnwivl by a halH prrfoniianrc and a reception. Tho Queen and Philip wcro welcomed at Oiiy Airport bv Prc.siiicllt Georges Pompidou v.ho last year dropped lonp-tima French objections to British entry inlo Ihe six -nation Market I nion .lacks and Freiuii flag', flew al the airport and lined tho broad Avenue dcs Champs Klys- tvs for Hit1 Queen's five-day slalc Pans m-uspaiirrs published Welcome In nearJIinn. in Knglifh. ;