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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -T.HOWEFV FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 65-70 The LethbtuJge Herald LETHBRIDGB, AU1KRTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1972 TRICE NOT OVF.K 10 CENTS UIIU'.V: SECTIONS 10 PAGES Secret talks -with North ROCKET DAMAGE Three Soulh Viclnam- ese ammunition trucks explode after they were hit by North Vietnamese rockets Wednesday which slammed into airport at Konlum, South Vietnam. (AP Wirepholo) Hy THE CANADIAN PKESS A municipal income lax to replace Hie present lax on property mos! agree has serious draw- has recommended for St. John's, land's capital. A flat rate on personal income and business profits would replace properly, business, fuel and other (axes collected now by cily council if tlio recommendations of a royal commission report tabled in (he legislature Tuesday M'cre found acceptable. The tax also would apply (o persons who work in the cily but live elsewhere and who now pay no St. John's Uses. The report, says many Canadian municipalises col- lected an income lax before (he Second World but between 19-11 and 1962 federal-provincial collodion agreements ended the system. The lax rale for cily residents would be 2.3 per cent of income. Those working in St. John's but living outside municipal boundaries would pay 1.1 per cent and businesses within the cily would pay 46 per cent of profits. A lower business (ax would result, thereby stimu- lating Ihc city's economy, (he report says. Most low and middle-income residents would pay less but those in the. hip earnings brackets v.ould pay more. NEW YORK fAPi The FIJI hHicvps that Albert lallo, brollirr of slain gangster Joseph (Crazy Joe) Gallo, and four aides have been marked for assassina- tion by members of (he crime family reputedly head- ed by Joseph Colombo, Ihc New York Times says. Tt says tlv.ti the I-'l'I, an mformnnl of "known s.'jid in a court deposition Monday thai the Colombo Krnup "was responsible for the, (loalli of tv.o mrmhers of (lie Gnllo mob and there are five, more virlims scheduler] fn [H? excculed by (be Co- lombo moh.'1 The doposi'ion was hied in stole Supreme Court in Kingston in application for a warrant to search farm snid lo bo owned by Carmine Persico, a cap- tain in the Colombo family and now in prison. The FBI arrested live persons, including Persico's brother ;md liis bodyguard, as they were driving away from Ilii? I'iirrn Monday morning In addition tn Joseph Callo, Ihc second man slain by members of thr Colombo group, according fo (ho infornifMii, (imnarrt Ciprio. was shot In dcalh 'hrco day; iifirr Mm murder of (lallo April 7. Tlic FIJI uould not common) on (he deposition. The five arrested Monday included Persico's broth- er, Alphonsc; Jerry Langdln, who is Pcrsico's body- guard; and diaries Panaiella, described as an acting capl.iin in the Colombo family. Povsico was arraigned in New York on a charge of making a false slalimciit in an application for a bank Porm. Thf nlluT fnuv were chiivgcd stale weajv nns >-inlnl kin-.. Last day in space HK.MKM1IEH 1 Sn n d a y. April 30n 2 a.m. Turn clocks nhcatl one hour for DAY' LIGHT SAVING TfME. I'Ynm Al'-HEUTKlt HOUSTON (CPl The Apnllo Ifi aslronnuls planned a news roilfcrraico from JOO.OOO in today to report first-hand on Iheir moon exploration whicti BcienUsts led helyi unravel ni.iny secrets of lunar history. The conference was Uie only major item for the astronauts on their last lull clay in space before they lanrl in the Pacific Thursday with their record cargo o! moon valuables. The astronauts were faced wilh only houskeeping chores and some minor experiments on the next-lasL day of Uieir sion. In (he Scilllh Pacific, where Urn carrier Ticonderoga waits tn recover Iho (lie weather forecast (or the 2 44 p.m. time Thursday calls for unlimited visibility except lor a few Lhun- T h e astroniuls Ken tint'ly, John Young and Charles Duke- had only one problem lo contend with Tuesday night. They had lo manipulate by hand a valvp, which controls the tem- perature inside the cabin. Tliey were, lo speud a good part of today resting for tiieir homecoming at the end of 11 days away from earth. fines EDMONTON (CP) Stiff minimum fines for driving without, insurance would be re- moved by an amendment (o the Highway'Traffic Act given first reading in the Alberla legisla- ture. Motor vehicle insurance he- came compulsory in the prov- ince on April 1, witli legislation prepared hy Ihe previous Social Credit government calling for minimum fines for a first of' fence of for an aindividual and Sl.OOO [or a corporation, For second and subsequent of- fences, the mi n mums were 5500 for an individual and for a corporaUon. Tne amendment proposed hy the Progressive Conservative government, would remove Ihe automatic minimum line.s but. retain the maximums Sl.OOO for an individual and for a for a first offence and (or an individual and for a corporation for sec- ond and subspquenl offcncc.s. A i t o r n c y-Goneral Merv I.eilcli said outside the house the step is being taken because the minimum fine could operate "unduly harshly in some circumstances'1 in Ihe initial stages of the compulsory plan. "NTo matter how good the ad- vertising is, how much publi- city, there arc bound to he peo- ple in Ihe province who aren't going to hear and they could quite innocently get picked up vnlhoiil insurance.'1 Mr. Lctich said removal of the automatic minimum fine M'ould leave it lo Ihe discretion of the court to impose a fine based on the circumstances ol a case. He said there had already been one case in which a judge recommended to a convicled person that lie apply lo iha gov- ernment Tor remission of his automatic fine because it seem- ed excessive under the circum- slanccs. Gordon Taylor (SC-- Driim- licllor a former highways minister, said (he move could curtail the etlculivcness of I he compulsory insurance plan- Mr, Taylor said removal of (lie minimum takes away sonic of the teeth of Ihc legislation because a person would conceiv- ably face a lower penalty. PARIS CAP) -The Unilen1 Slates and South Vielnnm agreed lo resume (he Viclnam peace lalks Thursday, appar- ently with the assurance secret negoliations with North Vietnam also will lake place, highly placed sources snid to- day. The sources said Ihis pros- pect of "two-track" lalks pre- sumably was the explanation of the allied retreat from Ihe position llial peace talks could not resume while the North Vietnamese offensive was going on in South Viel- nam. The talks would moan reopen- ing of (he semi-public plenary sessions and paralfel secret contacts such as those in (he pasl between North Vietna- mese polilburo member Le DUG Tho and U.S. presidential ad- viser Henry Kissinger. North Vietnam's c-bief dele- gate If) the peace talks, ZLJDII Thuy, loltl a news conference April ]7, that Tlio would return lo Paris i; the United States agreed to return (o the regular weekly plenary sessions and if it hailed the bombing of North Vietnam. Three days later Thuy withdrew his condition that the bombing must cease. The I'in'led Slates contends UinL Hie Communists liavc turned the plemivy sessions into propaganda shows and that secret lalks offer the only possibility for progress. The While House said Tues- day night thai as soon as Am- bassador VTilliam Porter r c- lurns to Hie lalks Thursday, he would for ;m curt lo the blatant North Viet- namese invasion'' of South Vietnam. HKADY TO TALK A similar North Vietnamese statement today said it, too, was roady to resume Ihe lulks hut "we reject all fallacious al- legations oti Hie part of the United States on the so-called invasion of Soutii Viclnam by NorMi Vietnam, violation of an understanding, etc." This was a reference to the U.S. contention thai North Viet- nam agreed in 19G3 not to feud Iroops across the demilitarized zone in exchange for cessation of the hombing of North Viet- nam. Hanoi contends il never gave such an understanding and that the bombnp halt was unconditional. CUT-IN-TWO TIIHEAT car Norlh Vietnam- ese forces threatened today to cut South Vietnam in two, posed a new lank challenge hi Cambodia 55 miles norlhwest of Saigon and shot an- ntlier big U.S. transport plane o[ An hoc. Six Americans pro missing. 'Jlie TJ.S Command said 2-1 American JicTieapiers and IB planes have ficen lost since the Xoi th launchc'I their offensive 27 (Jays ago. KDMONTON (CP> Knvir- onnicLit Minister Dill Vurko said Tuesday he personally op- poses tlic proposed mil- lion Village Lake Louise rec- reational project in Banff Na- tional Park because it is pvc- xnalurc. Mr. Yurko, taking part m de- Imlc on a motion calling for restriction on development in national parks, said he opposes the project because the federal jUivemmenl has made no stu- dies on the effect it might have on (he park's environment. Mr. Yurko [s Ihe first mem- ber of the province's Progres- sive Conservative government lo oppose the propped project. The official party position, expressed earlier by Premier Peter Loughecd and Don Get- ly, minister of federal and in- tergovernmental affairs. Is one cif "listening and watchinp." 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. 0 ul skip tho house. Premier LoiHieed said he fouiif! Mr. Vuiko's position "interesting." Mr, Yurko made it clear (hat he was expressing a personal opinion Mr. Yurko said more facili- ties in the parks to handle lour- isls are needed, bul restrictions arc necessary and there is a vilal need to know how and who will develop (hem. The environ in e n t minister Joined (ho resl of [he house in unanimous acceptance of the motion for restricted develop- ment by Ron Ghitter gary BufTalol. Tliu legislature earlier talked ou[ i, molion hy Grant Nollcy, New Democratic Party leader, thai would have pn'. Ihe as- sembly on record against Hie Village Lake Louise project on conservationist and foreign in- vestment grounds. The project would he built by Lake Lifts IJcl. and Im- perial UU Ltd.. a subsidiary o( Standard Oil of New Jersey. ak summit 'No one wins but each side think they lo visit Soviet Union MOSCOW (filter) Cuban Premier Fidel Castro will come here af Ihc end of June for his first visit to the Soviet Union in eight years, (lie newspaper Pravda announced today. DKIJI1 (Hculcr) Inrlia and Pakistan are about lo embark on a major effort lo settle differences that, have kept Ihcm in a slate of hostility for 25 years. Optimists here believe a sum- mit meeting bcUvecn Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Indian Prime Minister In- rlira GanriUi could Inkc place as early as May. India's I e a d i n p diplomatic1 froubleshoolor, Utirga Prasad Dliar, began exploratory peace ialks today with the secretary- general of Pakistan's foreign ministry, Aziz Ahmed, Tt is the lirsL time (ha! talks jtave hccn held helwecn the- Iwo countries since tlic tvvo-ueok war December which led lo the creation of tlic new state of fianfjladesh in what used to be East Pakistan. Mu tun I hostility has dogged their relations since Britain div- ided the sub-continent in 10-47 lo create two independent slnle.s. Moslem Pakistan was estab- lished in Ihc north in (wo wines FlasL and separated by more lhan niilcs of I lie much larger, and mainly Hindu, India. The atmosphere Ihon was Icnsc and Uicy ucroal war with each other almost immediately. Early election not ruled out OTTAWA (CTJ The hility of an early olcclion wasn't ruled out Inil sources said today Prime Minister Tru- deaii didn't Rive Ihc party cau- cus an election date. "We were not given nny elec- tion date in caucus today, Grant Dcaehman (Vancouver (he party whip, said after the regular weekly mrct- Jnp. Another ftLJ' said privately (ho possibility of a .Tuna elcrlion is still Ho snid Mr. Trudoavi hadn't gone as far as previously in dampening Ihe idea, Asked whether he was riiscour- nging the idea of n spring elec- tion, Trudeau replied: "f always said c si keep nil ouv options open but down Ihc machine.'1 Ilpnorler.s Mr Tru- drau alHint he would make an JTaunmirciiJCij1 alirr Ilin C'ommnns sat at 2.00 p m. KST. "Don't ask me, he- said, adding: "I was going to make a statement in Ihe House on some other .subject and they said don't because I'm going lo make you people too nervous. "So I don't even knmv if I'll make (fie oilier lint Hint bogfird the and rflised Ihe of linn r.von tiiglicr. Pome Liberali QUEBKC rCP> Fcniand secretary-general of tho Quebec Federation of Labor, said today there will be no cnil strike of all unionized in tbo province May 1. IIcn said organizing such n strike for v, as ''physi- cally particularly among workers in private irtUit- try. The one-day strike for May 1 was suggested hy the In-mem- ber Montreal oenlral council of the Confederation o( National Trade Unions Ui inulesl back- cndr.r. an J 1-day rlriku em- ployees last Saturday. Seen and heard About town I ETHBRiDGU X I' USES Florrncc Kuhinrc, IJrr- Iha vrtko rind Kelly un- decided whether they should wear Indian, Japanese, or square dance rostumo> nt un- coming Canadian Nurses As- socialion convonlion in Kd- monlon Miirlono looking for handsome younc; man to play licr kio! brolhers. Ex-hall player. Mamie's former hubby killed IIUXTINGTQX Calif, CAP) Leroy R. Meyers, ?.3, a f o r rn r r minor-lrntiuo [lilclirr uho once niaripfJ aclrrss Miimir Porrn, lias been tailed in an nulo acci- His inr vcnl out of control and plimgrd off .1 street here Tuesday, polic'c said. ivreyci's pitched for minor league clubs ouiicd by Califor- nia Antfrls antl C'hiraro Cubs. Meyers and Van Dnren were divorcerl in January, Hess is 78 BEFIMN (AP) Rudolph I loss observed his 781 h birthday Wednesday in West Berlin's Spanrlmi prison. Hitler's deputy is serving h life sentence as a war criminal. nrc comiiu-cd an election should be hold Ibis sprinfl. ollicrs see trouble in some areas jmd to Mr. Trudoau wns npkcd why Liberal MPs looked so happy nficr Ihc meet int.'. ''f quoled llieni something from Desidcr- it.- H-plied, thrn ropeniod line.s from (lie TiomlTy. Dt'sidor- luivo bcrn a flvio in iiiiolf. Thn drfiiiition for h (-OUND DEAD Acfor George Snnclcn, 6.r> found dead in his hoi el room near Barcelona, Spain, Police saicf he commifed suicide. He is shown: upper Isft, winning Oscar In 1951: upper right, in his firM Broocf.voy muMccil. in 19A7; and, ol hotroni with C-ma Lollobrigida, ir> "Solomon and Shcbn in 19iS. Srr. lory paqfl 7. ;