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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Tivo more years on 5-year contract Bob Hope, at 70, considers stage debut at Las Vegas By RON ROACH HOLLYWOOD (AP) -Bob Hope grudgingly admits he's pusliing 70 but he doesn't act, talk or feel like slowing down. In fact, the comedian with the ski-jump nose and barrel full of topical wit seriously considers making his Las Vegas stage de- but. He also talks of making quick trips abroad for filming of tele- vision specials and, eventually, producing and directing motion pictures. "I know I'll be 70 in May but I'm not announcing Hope said in an interview at his To- hica Lake home. "I'm going to do Jack Benny's routine, only I'm going to go to 49 and be very large about it." Hope, whose birthday is May 29, keeps busy with benefit shows and TV specials. He has two more years to go on Ms fifth five-year contract with NBC, which calls for a min- imum of six specials a year. "We've been averaging he said. When the contract expires, he taper off? "R all depends on how I feel. You know, they make things so attractive, just like this Vegas deal. You sit around and say: 'Gee, I don't know. I'd like to get in on that.' MGM want's Hope to make his Las Vegas debut at the opening of its Grand Hotel next fall. "It's very Hope said. "They are very chari- table-minded, and I think I can help the Eisenhower Medical Centre." BOB HOPE Tlie medical centre In Palm Springs, Calif., is Hope's pet philanthropy. Of Leslie Townes (Hob) Hope, someone said: "If he had to live his life again, he wouldn't have time." agrees Hope. "It's been a little hectic but I lined up the schedule so I can't blame anybody." ENDS VIET TOURS Hope Irs spent each Cfirlst mas since 1964 in Vietnam en tertammg United States troops With the end of American mili tary involvement there, Christ mag, 1972, was his last such ex cursion. But lie's not turning in his passport. "My next show, I think, will be an international show. Wrand of his humor, and he doesn't see anv need to alter his tyle. He conceded that much of the news doesn't land itself to com- edy. "But there's always stuff that you can use. For instance, "he said: "I may have to go back to Vietnam next year just to do a slww for the fighting peace ne- gotiators.' Is there anything Hope wants to accomplish? "I'd like to invent a 28-hour day so I could get abort four more hours of golf he said. Patricia Neal first VIP guest For Front Page Challenge fans who've always wanted to ECO and hear rniare about the show's famous mystery guests, CBC television has come with a solution VIP. VIP stands for "Very Inter- esting People" and is a new summer series with Iwst Lor- raine Thomson, beginning on CBC television Monday, May 20 at 10 p.m, concept of VTP was born when Front Page Challenge producer Don Brown realized that his mystery guests still had much to say after their appearances on the show. Lorraine Thomson stepped inito the breach and launched the 12-week series of conver- sations with such people as ac- tress Patricia Neal, U.S. Sena- tor Eugene McCarthy, Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed, wres- tler Whipper Billy Watson, hoc- key player Paul Henderson, broadcaster and Front Page Challenge panelist Betty Ken- nedy, astronaut James Irwin, U.S. presidential candidate (1972) Shirley ChLSholni, Gor- don Sinclair, evangelist Marjoe, P.E.I. Premier Alex Campbell, Elwood Glover, Juliette and Chief Dan George. On the opening show, May 28. Miss Thomson talks with actress Patricia Noal, whoso bravery in her battle to recov- er from multiple strokes has resulted In a remarkable re- covery and a career come- back. Rotating series is better for TV The rotating series format appeals to Richard Boone, star of NBC-TV's "Hec "It's much better for TV. I did 39 'Have Gun, Will Travel' epl sodes a season no way to keep up the quality when you do that many week after week.' World traveller Nancy Walker, who plays Mildred, the McMillans' maid in NBC-TV's "McMillan and was born in Philadel phia, but spent only three weeks there. Her father's vau- deville act took tlie family to cities around the world during her cliildhood. PAGE 3 Sunday, May 27 Farm NCVTS Q Aixhle's Fun House (H) Clirlstopher Closeup O Pebbles and Bam Bam (7) Pinocchio ID This is the Life (Q) Thought for the Day IB 4-H Clubtime O Lamp Unto My Feet Gospel Hour __ Revival Fires IB University of the Air Window on Britain HI Gospel Hour O Day of Discovery Q Kathryn Kuhlman SNiven Miller NFB O Face tine Nation Q) Rev. Solbreckken ID Make a Wish O FaiUl for 1'oday Q Consultation flj) Day of Discovery ID Curiosity Shop Roberts Meet the Press Wolper Special 0 Camera 3 0 Camera 3 IB Under Attack ID Bullwinkle O Claire Olsen Issues and Answers Danger is my Business fB Rex Humbard fD Movie: Little Coknel 0 American Enterprise Debate O for the Top ffl District 7 O Simon Locke, M.D. 0 Sports Spectacular IB People's Church O Tennis Challenge O Country Canada 500 Parade O You'Jh Confrontation IB Rural Report Q Badniinton IB Pentecost Presents 0 Tennis Classic Q You Are There IB Market Place O Maradatha Singers ID The Racers Q Going Places IB Pendulum O Sports Illustrated Q Love ID Montana State Low Income Organization Untamed World Sixty Minutes Garner Ted Armstrong Medical Explorers Lassie IB Movie: Tribes gAudubon Kingdom This is Your Life Q World of Disney O Irish Rovers fD Lawrence Welk Q Disney World CD Let Them Live Q Adam 12 The FBI Q Beachcombers 0 Gunsmoke IB The Protectors IB Canada Five Portraits O Black Beauty ID Movie: That's My Boy 0 Mystery Movie O Tom Brown's School Days Manner. Strauss Family A Touch of Grace Night Gallery MASH _ IB W-5 S Bobby GoMsboro First Person Singular News Lando AU People Nein: Insight Q Nations Business CJOC Ken IB News US Oil Report 0 News HI Question Period O Water World (B Merv Griffin O Movie: Jack the Eflec DEPARTMENT STORES BEAUTIFUL SOUND IN BEAUTIFUL CABINETRY 90 Day Free Labour, A Service The "Leigh" by "RCA" A beautiful sfereo with 60 watts of peak music power and a Garrard 2025 changer. Also fea- tures a front mounted headphone jack, slide volume controls and a tape in and tape out facility. 299 .95 each Open Doily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. We Reserve the Right To Limit Quantities. COLIEGE SHOPPING MALL 2025 Mayor Magrath MNRTNCNT ITOMS IF YOU TAKE AWAY OUR LOW PRICES YOU'VE GOT A REGULAR DEPARTMENT STORE PATRICIA NEAL ;