Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Many U.S. clergymen jailed but latest one gravest By GEORGE W. CORNELL NEW YORK (AP) - In the long view of history, clergymen repeatedly have come into conflict with state authority and been accused;of crimes. But it is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. Only in the last decade has it become a frequent occurrence for them to land in prison. The turning point was the civil rights effort of the early 1960s. Since then, hundreds of U.S. priests, ministers and seminarians have gone to jail, briefly or for longer terms, both in the civil righto struggle and in resistance to the Vietnam war. But the new federal indictment Tuesday again three priests, a nun, a former priest and a layman, accusing them of a ttdnaptanbing plot, is probably me gravest of recent cases against professional religious personnel. "Historically, arresting clergymen and even executing them SHOE REPAIRS ? BEST ? PAST * CHEAP SHOE HOSPITAL 331 11th Street South is not especially unusual," said Rev. Robert Trisco, a church historian of the Catholic University of America. "But the action with which these people are charged does seem to be quite a rare case of its kind in (Ms country." OTHERS NAMED Besides the six charged with plotting to kidnap presidential aide Henry A. Kissinger and to blow up heating systems in federal buildings in Washington in opposition to the war, seven others were named co-conspirators but not defendants. These uv eluded another priest, three nuns and a former priest. Although many other Roman Catholic and Protestant ministers have been prosecuted lately, most of these cases have involved passive resistance or impersonal acts of violence, such as destruction of draft files. In a series of these draft-raid cases across the U.S.-in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, Ca-tonsville, Md., Baltimore and Chicago-at least 15 clergymen have been imprisoned, and two others remain fugitives. 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Kahane, leader of a campaign to harass Soviet representatives in the United States in protest against treatment of Jews in Russia, was arrested in New York this week and freed on bail. In other lands in the modern era, both Christian and Jewish leaders have come under more severe charges, including a Roman Catholic bishop sentenced to death Jan. 6 in the Cameroon, West Africa, for an alleged role in a plot to assassinate the president. His death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. Other clergy have faced expulsion, or prison in Rhodesia, South Africa and Latin America. Build plants with help from Ottawa OTTAWA (CP) - Two Winnipeg companies will receive federal industrial incentives grants totalling $197,000 for construction of plants at Gimli, Man., and Winnipeg. They are: -Alwest Marine, $180,000 for a boat manufacturing plant at Gimli. -Delro Industries division of Home Smith Development Ltd., $17,000 for expansion and mod-endzatios of its mining tools factory. m SIMPSONS-SEARS New Store Hours Commencing Monday, January 18, we will be returning to our regular closing hours as follows Monday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Service Station Hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Doily including Wednesday. Thursday and Friday until 9 p.m. Telephone 328-9231 Teleshopping for orders from the store or catalogue call 3284611 CONVERTING TO NATURAL GAS - This is the installation needed to convert a normal gas-burning automobile into a natural ga� burner. 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