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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Iraugstcrs high stakes n.v Aivi'iiuii EVKIIKTT NT'AV YORK CAP) As (lie ilcadliesl gnnRhml in n clci'adc. r.cros.s New York Cily UICSQ )asL weeks, Police Commissioner Palrick Mur- phy observed of UIG combatants: "They play for high slakes. They liva dangerously, They sometimes die by the gun they lived by." During Uie two weeks, seven have died in under- Tvorlrf-slylc, slain by Hie sun. Murphy today had hun- dreds of police engaged in an effort lo end Uw shoot- ing. Three of the biggest names in organized crimt figured In the current underworld drama. There Joseph Colombo, '18, youngest of alt Ilia Cosa Noslra chieftains, now comatose with brain dam- from n bullet in the head last Juno. Lost war There was Joey Gallo, 43, a flashy mobster assassinated recently, a decade after ha had lost a war Cor coijlrol of llic crime family later taken over by Colombo. And there Carlo Don Carlo Gamnino, whom authorities call (lie underworld's boss of bosses a courlly figure who resembles Hie Godfather of the novel and movie. Police questioned him when the rumblings of war began in his empire. Gambino, 69, came here from his native Palermo, Sicily, in H stowaway who made it ashore at Norfolk. Va. He is currently under deporalion order. [lis Cosa NosLra family is said by federal authorities to be deeply involved in loan shark- ing, crimp, gambling and construction and labor rackets. A Senate committee in 19G3 heard testimony lliat Gambino and the late Vito Gcnovese teamed to bring about the 1957 rubout of Mafia chieftain Albert Anas- tnsia, shot lo death in a barber's chair in a midtown New York hotel. The late Joe Valachi, the mobster-turned informant, H aimed that Ihc, contract to kill Anastasia was let by Gambino to the Gallo brothers Joey, Albeit and Larry. Headed crime family Armslasia's crijnc famjly was taken over by Gam- bino. And when Genovese died in prison in au- thorilcs said Gambino succeeded him as high commis- sioner of organized crime. Gambino's rise lo power was said lo have como from murder. Colombo made, it by eschewing same. And the target whose life he saved happend to bo Gambino, whose moh protege he was to he. According to an authoritative version, Colombo was. assignor] (o "hit" Gambino during a gangland dispute in Instead, he went lo the intended victim and revealed the plot. Colombo's reward from Don Carlo was said to be leadership of the late Joseph Profaci's Cosa Noslra family in Brooklyn. Colombo directed a gang of about 200. described f-s active in construction, linen supply and liquor rack- els, bookmaking nnd sliylocking, The justice depart- ment listed him with Gambino as one of the Cosa Nostra's eight national commissioners. Colombo WEIS shot June 23. 1971, while leading an Kalian-American rally in Columbus Circle, His assail- ant, R black posing as a professional photographer, was gunned down on the spot, presumably by Colombo henchmen. Humors persisted family allrihuleil Ins bilootmg to the net nf a psycliop.Tlli, unrelated tu underworld animosities. DuL rumors persisted dial the assault, had been ar- ranged, and oltcn speculation centred upon Crazy Joo Gallo. Colombo was hcliovpd to have incurred the displea- sure o( Gamhino and otlici- gangland leaders by a (lam- boyant life slylc, which included the picketing of FBI headquarters in liehnlf of his llahan-American Civil Kighls Tf Gambino was the stereo-type of the Godfather, Crazy Joe Onllo was slr.-iiplil on[ of an old .limmy C'agnoy panjrsirr nil .Mjiiy, .loey. a u-iry ua.s finninoncM lei in 1058 a Kenalp Com- inillce JiivcstiKalmp jukobiix racketeering. Ix-gcnd has il ho paid n visit to Hie offirc of the late )loljert r. Kennedy, then Ihc coiinnillce's chief counsel, and olMn-cil out of thn side of his mouth: "Nice carpel ya pit here, kid. lie good for a crap game. ,Jony and his Iv.o brollicrs Rained reputations as ljullonmen, or hired "iir.s, with Ihc old Profaci family, liul Ihc-y grew dissatisfied over their role in the gang's operations some said they felt they had received Insufficient recognition for their barber shop call on Anaslasia. Launched mir At any rale. tiallos gal.hcrec! supporters alwiiS llicm and liiuiK-lied r. war for control of Ihc Profaci mnli. Before it ran il.s course, it claimed 12 lives. Prnfaci died of career in lilfij and aflcr Colomlw look over fir patched lopcllirr a Inice willi (he (Jallos. -Inry wcni lo ji-ivpn in fnr cvloition. Cancer rlaiinnl [.airy l.illlo was hrnrd in Ihe intervening Ihc yniuiflc.vf broilirr, Albert Kid Blast (Jalki. nciu last of Ihc Ihrec. .lory (Jallo gnt mil, of prison (hrra monlhs before Colombo was shot. Deleclivos said he had been mirier Km-vcillmrc smco (he pmphv and word fiot arounrl Ural Joe n marked nan. Cialln had s-htiwn Mgns of rclishinp Ihe limelight, lie hnriMcd lir had rlrrntlil nnd was writing bis mill Ihn aid of M.-irfa llrhadi. wife of aclnr Jerry (uliach. lie hej.'an makine Ida Broadway cafa Uicalro rccng. HIGH FORECAST IUNDAY 50 LXV No. lift The LetHbridge Herald "Srrui'ng South Albcrli anil Southeast an fl.C." GK, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, IDTZ Price 15 Cents SIX SECTIONS 78 PAGES million project Trudeau prom highway to WANTS BUS LINE Timothy James Manning, a m- lired Unilcd Stales Air Force general, has bfd mil- lion for the B.C. debt ridden Lower Mainland transit system. It is the Ihird cffer Mr. Manning has made for the system since 1958. All three have been rejected. (CP Wirepholo) ster security forces face test Vrnm HKUTEH-AP BELFAST (CP) Northern Ireland's hard-pressed security forces faced another big test today as Roman Catholic and Protestant organizations pre- pared for weekend protest marches and parades. Hurried arrangements for raps HONG KONG (Rculcrl China accused President Nixon today of trying to gloss over UnilccI fitatos crimes of aggres- sion in Indochina. II was (he first personal at- (ncli by Peking nn the president, since his visit lo China in Kch- ruary. IL ii'as in a New China agency commentary on Kixon's televised address on Vietnam earlier this week. The agency expressed dissat- isfaction Nixon's decisions 10 withdraw a further 20.000 U.S. troops from Vietnam by July 1, and (o resume the Paris peace talks, which hari been suspended for five weeks. "hi announcing this, he marlc 11 clear lhal U.S. nir raid and naval attacks on llic Dcmn- rratic Republic of Vietnam will be (he agency said. demonstrations followed Thurs- day's decision hy Iho British government lo lift the ban on marches, imposed last August. The first demonstration will be loday at Armagh, in central Northern Ireland, where tha loi gely-Cafholic Civil Rights As- sociation plans a prolest march calling for release of those still held in internment camps with- out trial. Technically the march is ille- are supposed to give five days' warning to po- it appeared unlikely that police or soldiers would at- tempt to break up the demon- stration. Among Ihose expected lo lako part arc Catholic leaders Der- nadelte Devlin and Frank Mc- Manus, who arc members of Ihe British Parliament. FACKII TERMS Dolh faced six-month prison terms for joining previous Ille- gal marches until Northern Ire- land administrator William UTii- telaw announced an amnesty for them last Thursday. Thousands o f Orangemen, members of a Protestant frater- nal body founded in ]705, are expected to take part in marches Sunday. The most significant demon- stration lakes place in London- derry, Norlliern Ireland's sec- ond largest city, Sunday. Alberta' ombudsman re-appointed Tly CIIKK llrrald fx'gislalure ISiirran EDMONTON The Alberta 1 c p i s 1 a lure unanimously ap- proved Ihc re-appointment of (reoige McCleUan to a second five-year (crm Aug. 31, wlien his current term of office ex- pires. Appointed in IM7 for Ihc first lime, Mr. McClellan was Can- ada's first, ombudsman. I) r n w i c k. Quebec, Manitoba, anrl Nova Kcolm have .since created Iheir public invcsligalors and Sas- katchewan is lo bring in IslaOon soon creating an om- budsman. flic 63 year old former nt'MT1 commissioner declined in an inlcmrw In s.iy whether ho will arrrpl a MTOIH! term and said he h.i.s not yrf, dis- cussed the matter with t h a government. By CiOllDON GRANT EDMONTON (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau promised an all-weather highway for the north, had n run-in with mem- bers of women's lib and sang French songs Friday night at a public meeting attended by more than In a speech lo (he standing- room-only crowd, he said a year-round road would be built lo Ihe Arctic Ocean al a cost of: million to million. The road, when finished, will stretch miles from the Northwest Tcrritories-Allxirta h o r d e r to Tuktoyakluk on the Arctic coast. Survey work will get under way shortly and be finished be- fore, the, end of the year, he told an enthusiastic gathering. The highway would be part of an overall plan to bring oil nnd gas from the north, with the road semng lo cut costs to pipeline companies during con- struction. vSincc the road would he built before any of the would run the length of tho Mackenzie V a 1 1 e y t would "offer considerable cost savings to them during the construction period." "For this reason, ilie govern- ment intends to recover some of the highway construction costs from Ihe pipeline companies." COST S10 BILLION The tola! and.' ga.s pipelines and highways from the cost an es- timated biUlon, Mr. Trudeau said. Ttie highway's roule would bfl selected so that it would be of use lo Ihe oil and gas pipeline companies if pipelines are built along the Mackenzie. It also would improve eco- nomic opportunities for resi- dents of communities along the route and "bring an end to the isolation of (he communi- ties along the Mackenzie River." Care also would be taken not to damage the environment of. the north. Mr, Trudeau also referred to studies designed to hcntfit Iho Prairie provinces. Some of Iho projects tarried out by a group called the Great Plains Project are "breathtaking in their scope." Included in the studies was a giant "resource-carrying air- plane'7 which would revolulion- transportation and create Ihe need for maintenance and overhaul facilities in Western Canada. AN'SWKRS QUESTIONS After his speech, Mr. Trudeau answered, questions from Ihe floor and (hat's when he ran into the womon1s-lib faction. One questioner stood up and said hor minority group was called "women." She, and three others after her, asked t h e prime minister to repeal the present abortion laws. Other questioners asked about Canada's involvement in the war, old ;ige pensions and student jobs. The prime minister fielded them with skill Turkey names ncn premier ANKARA fllcutcr) Sual Hayri I'rRuplu. 72. a inemhcr of the Scnale, v.'as officially named today as Turkey's ncv: premier. lie succeeds N'ih.il Erim who resigned 12 days aqo after fac- ing renewed hostility in parlia- ment over requests for powers for Ihe governnicnl lo rule hy decree to combat politi- cal extremism and implement reforms. IJrjjunlu al.'-o was premier briefly in 1M5. I'll call nn election whe 1 m good end Apollo 16 aylrommls head for reunion with families A R O A K I) TICON 'AT i Tlic Apollrj JG nanl.s IiKifiy for a lalo rcuninn iiith Uicir fami- lies nt Tlonston. Jolm Y o u n p, (Tharlcs Duko and Tliomas Mal- linply Irnvc rccovno1 rarrior Iiy liclirop'.cr for Hawaii flTirr jl slrrirns ilhin fliclil ri Tlickmnn A i r I'nrcf! KPSP Following a Hawaiian wel- coming ceremony, they'll be that had Ihe largp Uirnout clieering and w h i s l 11 n g ap- proval. After the inccUnp. Mr. 'I'ni- dcau ininpled with the crowd find then on his way lo his car eneounti.'! a group of people sinpinp songs in Frpnrh. He Joined in (or a few minutes and appeared lo thoroughly enjoy himself. Today he will meel a few provincial Liberals lie-fore ri'hiri'im: hy nir to Ot- lana a hric-f in Inn Air T''nrcc. Hnf p I tin, Manned Sparccr.ifl. a L IloiLslon, Wilh Ihem rn the TicronclfTOga n.rc pounds of moon rocks and 501! samples nnd conlninpr.s ol film and other (tola which FcicntisLs arc lo stnrl nn- Thr-y fcrl fluii nn and .ii'onnd Ilir moon, Ihe ;islionaiils paltxircd informaLion tJirit might fihod more Light on Uio early hLston? of lie moon. FRIENDLY FLOOD Inundated by well-wishers, Prime MInisler Trudeau reaches oul to shake hands wifh one after a public rally in tdmonlon Friday night. (CP WirephotoJ T SAKJON The Norlh Vietnamese offensive rolled southward unchecked f o d a y. laying siege (o Qunng Tri and knocking mil a fire base guard- ing flue to the south, in an ap- parent bid to seize South Viet- nam's Iwo northern provinces. Qnang Tri, (he northernmost provincial capital 19 miles south of (lie demititatized zone, still held with Xorth Vietnamese troops battling in the southern oulski rts. Highway One, (he supply line to the south, was cut. Press correspond- ent Holder Jensen reported from the front Hint the North Vietnamese had outflanked llic Soutli Vietnamese at Quanp Tri and were advancing soulh of the city. There they stopped a col- umn of reinforcements for Qnnnp Tri and amhushed a refugee convoy. N'orlh Vietnamese tanks were spotted on all sides of the city. A fonior T.S. officer said U.S. bom tiers and helicopters, and Japanese emperor 71 today TOKYO fAP' An estimated 40.000 Japanese and a few for- r'fjinrrs went to the Imperial Palace (winy lo Kmprror Hirohito a Jijjppy TIM birthday. Tlin emperor, Kmpress Nn- jfoko niicf others in the- imperial family madr four appearances behind Iroversy that, lerl lo an attack on their validity hy a pronp of seven majnr raiiiulian tobacco and nublishinp [inns. The firni.s had named llic al- lorncy-pcneral of British Colum- bia as defendant in their action. Mr. Justice IMnkson- -fnllow- Irii; a five-day trial earlier Ihis year- held (m Friday (liat the, IcRisl.ilnrc had the lo pav; the statutes. The companies, in a combined Mill preseuirxl hy Douglas McK, nnd -tolm at- larked (he turn acl.s jnninly nn the grounds lhal Ihry vere illi-- pal because they invaded the federal field of ITS I KDKIt.M, Tho firms, all but one, national corporations, rl aimed I lie nd haris illegally the, ficlr] of federal (liminnl law, im ;ided the ficM of Irade nnrl CMininrr'T and inlci-fnred with Ihe rights nf Dominion-chartered firms lo op- erate on nn all-province hasis. Tbey claimed also that tha bans inlprEcTt'd with firms hold- ing federal The tobarro lint] no penalties fnr advei timers and leaves it up lo citizens lo seek provincial Supreme C'nurt in- to stop infractions. The liquor ndvcrlisinii han Is an extension of Hie Act lo and tele- vision vere already prevented from earning liquor Ihc act provides for H ranpe of penalties including fines r.nd jail sentences. Mr. Justice Hinkion ruled np.iinst the plaintiffs on every count. 'Seen and beard About town o.i nr f MI 1 n n borrowing Ken Srn- ninn's clubs finrl return- ing tti''m M-illi ;i brnkcn driv- or T, in a I ion offi- cer (inrcl f rclurniniJ from a trip lo find every- (hiiiL1 bu! the from Ins nffirf niio the vacuum t Hill mid Alice 1'ollark ad- miri ng I heir j liorongb- hrod colt 'Moochin Mickey1. ;