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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 65-70 The LothlnicUic Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER iFcENTtT SECTIONS Secret talks with North ROCKET DAMAGE Three Soulh Vietnam- ese ammunition trucks explode after they were hit by North Vietnamese rockets Wednesday which slammed into airport at Kontum, South Vietnam. (AP Wrrephoto) By TIIK CANADIAN PRESS A municipal income lax to replace the present tax on property "which most agree has serious draw- has recommended for SI. John's, Newfound- land's capital. A flat rate on personal income arid business profit? would replace properly, business, fuel and other taxes collected now by city council if the recommendations of a royal commission report tabled in Ihe legislature Tuesday were found acceptable. Tho tax also would apply to persons who work in the city but live elsewhere and who now pay no St. John's taxes. The report says many Canadian municipalities col- lected an incomo tax before (he Second World War but between 1911 and 1962 federal-provincial collodion agreements ended the system. The tax rale for city residents would be 2.3 per- cent of income. Those working in St. John's but living outside municipal boundaries would pay l.l per cent and businesses within the city would pay per cent of profits. A lower business tax would result, thereby stimu- lating the city's economy, the report says. Most low and middle-income rcsidenls would pay less but thosa in tlio lop earnings brackets would pay more. NEW YORK (AP) The FBI believes that Albert lallo, brother of slain gangster Joseph (Crazy Joe) Gallo, and four aides have been marked for assassina- tion by members of the crime family reputedly head- ed by Joseph Colombo, (lie New York Times says. It says lhat (he FBI, quoting an informant of "known reliability." said in a court deposition Monday that the Colombo group "was responsible for (he death of two members of Ihe Gnllo mob and there are five, more virlims scheduled to executed by (he Co- lombo moli." The deposition was filed in slate Supreme Court in Kingston in application for a warrant to search a. farm said to be owned by Carmine Persico, a cap- tain in the Colombo family anil now in prison. The FBI arrested five persons, including Persico's brother and his bodyguard, as they were driving away from Ihe farm Monday morning. In addition to Joseph Gallo. Ihe second man slain by members of thr Colombo group, according fo (he mfornvml, was Ccnnarr, He was shot lo death ihreo days after Ihe murder of (lallo April 7. The FBI would not comment on liie dcposilion. The rive arrested Monday included Persico's broth- er, Alphonse; Jerry Langella, who is Pcrsico's body- guard; and Charles Panarella, described as an acting caplain in the Colombo family. Persico was arraigned in New York cm a charge of making a false slnltmenl in an application for a hank lorm. I he Hi1h slnlc n oils virilnlitms. Last day in space j i TtlC.MEMUEIl 1 s n n d a y. April 30, 2 a.m. Turn clocks ahead one hour for DAY- LIGHT SAVING TRIE. From AP-KIvUTEli HOUSTON (CP) The Apollo Ifi astronauts planned a news conference from JOO.OOO miles in space loday to report first-hand on their moon exploration which scientists feel will help unravel many secrets of lunar history. The late-afternoon conference was Uie only major item for the astronauts on their last full day in space before they land in the Pacific Thursday with their record cargo of moon valuables. The astronauts were faced with only Eiouskeeping chores and some minor experiments on the next-lasl day of their mis- sion. In (he South Pacific, where Ihn carrier Ticonderoga wails to recover Ihe astronauts, (he weather forecast for (he p.m. EST splashdown time Thursday calls for unlimited visibility except for a few Ihun- derheads. T b e astronauts Ken Mal- tingly, John Young and Charles Duke- had only one problem to contend with Tuesday night. They had to manipulate by hand a valve which controls the tem- perature inside the cabin. They were to spend a good pail of today resting for their homecoming at the end ol 11 days away from earth. EDMONTON (CP) Sliff minimum fines for driving without insurance would be re- moved by an amendment lo the Highway Traffic Act given first reading in the Alberta legisla- ture. Motor vehicle insurance he- came compulsory in the prov- ince on April 1, will] legislation prepared by Ihe previous Social Credit government calling for minimum fines for a firsl of- fence of S250 for an aindividual and for a corporation. For second and subsequent of- fences, the minmums were S500 for an individual and for a corporation. Tlie amendment proposed by the Progressive Conservative government would remove the automatic minimum fines but retain the maximums SLOW) for an individual and for a corporation for a first offence and for an individual and for a corporation for sec- ond and Kubsequenl offences. A 11 o r n e y-General Mcrv Leilch said outside Ihe house (lie step is being taken because the minimum fine could operate "unduly harshly in some circumstances" in" the initial stages of the compulsory plan. "No matter how good Ihe ad- vertising is, how much publi- city, there arc bound to he peo- ple in the province who aren't going to hear and they could quite innocently get picked up without insurance." Mr. Letich said removal of the automatic minimum fine would leave it to the discretion of the court to impose a fine based on the circumstances ol a case. FINE EXCESSIVE He said there had already been one case in which a judge recommended to a convicted person that he apply to the gov- ernmeul for remission of his automatic fine because it seem- ed excessive under (he circum- stances. Gordon Taylor a former highways minister, said the move could curtail the effectiveness of Ihe compulsory insurance plan. Mr. Taylor said removal of tile minimum takes away some of the teeth of Ihe legislation because a person would conceiv- ably face a lower penalty. loom s 'No one wins but each side think they Castro lo visit Soviet Union MOSCOW ffleulcr) _ Cuban Premier Fidel Castro will come here at (he end of June for his first mil to Ihe Soviet Union in eight years, (he newspaper Pravda announced today. NEW DEUI1 (liculeri India and Pakistan are about to embark on a major effort to settle differences that have kept (hem in a state of hostility for 25 years. Optimists here believe a sum- mit meeting between Pakistani President Zulfikar All nhutto and Indian Prime Minister In- dira Gandhi could lake place as early as May. India's leading diplomatic trouble-shooter, Durga Prasad Dhar, began exploratory peace lalks today with Ihe secretary- general of Pakistan's foreign ministry, Aziz Ahmed. It is the first time that talks have been held between the (wo countries since the two-week war last December which led to the creation of the new state of Fiangladesh in what used lo be East Pakistan. Mutual hostility has dogged their relations since Britain div- ided the sub-continent in 1947 to create two independent stales. Moslem Pakistan was eslah- lished in Ihe norlh in (wo wings -East and by more than miles of Ihe much larger, and mainly Hindu, India. The atmosphere I hen was tense and (hey wcreal war with eacl. other almost immediately. PARIS (AP) United States and Soulh Vielnam have agreed lo resume (he Vietnam peace lalks Thursday, appar- ently with the assurance lhat secret negotiations wifh North Vietnam also will lake place, highly placed sources said lo- day. The sources said Ibis pros- pect of "Iwo-track" lalks pre- sumably was the explanation of the southern allied retreat from the position that peace talks could not resume while the North Vietnamese offensive was going on in South Viel- nam. The lalks would mean reopen- ing of (he semi-public plenary sessions and parallel secret contacts such as those in the past belween North Vietna- mese polilburo member Le Due Tho and U.S. presidential ad- viser Henry Kissinger. North Vietnam's chief dele- gate to the peace talks. Zuon Thuy, fold a news conference April 17, that Tho would return lo Paris if the United States agreed to return (o tlie regular weekly plenary sessions and if it hailed the bombing of Norlh Vietnam. Three days later Thuy withdrew his condition thai the bombing must cease. The United Slates contends that the Commimisls have turned Ihe plenEtry sessions into propaganda shows and that secret lalks offer the only possibility for progress. The While House said Tues- day rdght thai as soon as Am- bassador William Porter re- lurns to Ihe lalks Thursday, he would press for an end lo the "flagrant, blatant North Viet- namese invasion'' of South Vietnam. HEADY TO TALK A similar Norlh Vietnamese stalement today said il, too, was ready to resume Ihe lalks bul "we reject all fallacious al- legations on the part of the United Slates on the so-called invasion of Soulh Vielnam by Norlh Vietnam, violation of an understanding, etc." This was a reference to the U.S. conlentiou that North Viet- nam agreed in not (o send Iroops across the demilitarized zone in exchange for cessation of the bombing of Norlh Viet- nam. Hanoi contends it never gave such an understanding and that Ihe bombng halt was unconditional. CUT-IN-TWO THREAT Meanwhile, Norlh Vietnam- ese forces threatened today to cut South Vietnam in two, posed a new lank challenge in Ex-ball player, Mamie's former hubby killed HUXTINGTOX BEACH, Calif. (AP) Leroy (Ijeel R. Meyers, a former minor-league pilchrr u-ho was once maried ft> aclress Mamie Van Horen, has been killed in an auto acci- dent. His car wonl out nf conlrol and plunged off a street here Tuesday, police said. Meyers pitched for minor league clubs owned by Califor- nia Angels and Chicago Cubs. Meyers and Miss Van Dorcn were divorced in January, Hess is 78 BEF1MN (API Rudolph Hess observed his 78lh birthday Wednesday in West Berlin's Spanrlau prison. Hitler's depuly is serving a life scnlence as a war criminal. election not ruled out OTTAWA (CD The possi- bilily of an early election wasn't ruled out hut Liberal sources said loday Prime Minister Tru- deau didn't give the party cau- cus an election date. "We were not given any elec- tion date in caucus today, Grant ncnchman (Vancouver Ihe party whip, said after (he regular weekly meet- ing. Another MP Mid privately Urn possibility of a June election is still open. Ho said Mr. Trudeau hadn't gone as far as previously in dampening the idea. Asked whether ho was discour- aging the idea of a spring elec- tion, Trudeau replied: "f always said we slxuld keep all our options open but .slow down Ihe machine.'1 Reporters pressed Mr, Tru- deau alwuf whether he would make an amioiuircmciil allnr (lie Commons sat ,it p.m. EST. "Don't ask me, he. said, adding: "I was going lo make a slalcmcnt in (he House on some oilier .subject and they said don't because I'm going lo make you people loo nervous. "So I don't even know if I'll make (he oilier stalemonl.'1 Hut thai begged the and raised Mw bmz of specula- tion even higher. Some Lilwrali are cominced an election should be held Ibis spring, others see trouble in some areas and want to wail. Mr. Trudeau was asked why Liberal MPs looked so happy aficr Ihe meeting, ''f quoled Ihem something from Desider- a, i o implied, then repeated lines from Iho Iiomlly. Desidcr- at; have been a clue in iliclf. The definition mggesis desire for action. Cambodia 55 miles northwest 'Ihe U.S. Command said !4 of fcaigon and shot down on- American helicopters arid 18 other big U.S. transport plane planes have been lost since the al An Loc. Six Americans are Xoith Vietnamese launched missing, their offensive 27 days ago. premature KDMONTON (CP) Knvir- onment Minister Bill Yurko said Tuesday lie personally op- poses tlie proposed S30 mil- lion Village Lake Louise rec- reational project in Banff Na- tional Park because it is pre- mature. Mr. Yurko, taking part in dc- lialc on a motion calling for restriction on development in national parks, said lie opiwses the project because the federal government lias made no stu- dies on the effect it might have on the park's environment. Mr. Yurko is the first mem- ber of the province's Progres- sive Conservative government to oppose the proposed project. The offieial party position, expressed earlier by Premier Peter Lougheed and Don Get- ty. minister of federal and in- tergovernmental affairs, is one of "listening and watching." The Conservative administra- tion recognizes the federal gov- ernment's jurisdict ion in tho area, but says it is interested In development and conserva- tion. Outside the bouse. Premier said he found Mr. Yurko's position "interesting." Mr, Yurko made it clear that he was expressing a personal opinion. Mr. Yurko said more facili- ties in the parks to handle tour- isls are needed, hut restrictions are necessary and there is a vital need to know how and who will develop Ihem. The environ m e n t minister Joined [he rest of the house in unanimous acceptance of the motion for restricted develop- ment by Ron Chiller gary The legislature earlier talked out I, molion by Grant Notlcy, New Democratic Parly leader, that would have put" the as- sembly on record against (lie, Village Lake Louise project on conservationist and foreign in- vestment grounds. The project would be built by i.ake Louise Lifts Lid. and Im- perial Oil Ltd.. a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey. r QUEBEC rcP> Fcrnand Daoust, secretary-general of tho Quebec Federation of Labor, said today there will be no gen- eral strike of all unionized workers in the province May 1. He said organizing such a strike for Monday was "physi- cally impossible." particularly among workers in private indus- try. The one-day strike for May 1 was suggested by the ber Montreal central council of the Confederalion of National Trade Unions to protest back- to-v, leg; cndi-.r. an 11-day strike by provincial em- ployees lasl Saturday. Seen and heard About town I N II K S E S Florence Kuhinrc. IJrr- Iha C'vetko and Inez Keflv un- decided whether Ihey should wear Indian, Japanese, or square dance costumes nt up- coming Canadian Nurses As- sociation convention in Kd- monton Marlrnc Jang looking for handsome young man to play with her kill brothers. f-OUND DEAD Aclor George Snnclcrs, 65. found dead in his holel room near Barcelona, Spain. Police said he commiled suicide. He is shown: upper loft, winning Oscar in 1951: upper right, in bis flr't BroocKvoy musical, in 1967: and, at bottom with C-inn Lollobrigida, in 'Solomon and Sbcbn in 19iS. See. lory poqo 7. (Af> Wircpholo) ;