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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Visiting Jiitiliplacu Of (losti JNostfa i" Sicily Democratic Party MLA laiia Connections -Wednesday, June 10, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 TORONTO (CP) A New Democratic Party member of the Ontario legislature is visit- ing Sicily this week in connec- tion willi Ms private investiga- tion of an alleged connection be- tween the Mafia and senior offi- cers of the Ontario Provincial Police. Dr. Morton Shulman (Toronto High Park) flew to (lie birth- place of the Mafia, or Cosa Kos- tra, Saturday to "pursue a lead" in his investigations, On- tario NDP Leader Donald MacDonald said Monday. Dr. Shulman, a self-made mil- lionaire and instigator of count- less personally-financed investi- gations of social and political is- sues in the province, caused an uproar with his latest bombsh- ell. He told a legislature commit- tee meeting Thursday that George Duke, a prominent Oak- ville, Ont., businessman, had personal contacts with Canadi- ans connected with the Mafia and with senior officers of the OPP. He said his statement to the committee comprised the "opening shot" of material he has been gathering with the aid of a firm of private detectives in an investigation of Mafia pen- etration into Ontario. Since then, Dr. Shulman has said nothing more about the charges publicly. Legislative immunity protects him against libel or slander suits in making ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 his allegations in the house or in legislative committee. Attorney-dcneral A r t h u r Wishai't, who acknowledged that Mr. Duke's past criminal record in the United Slates is "not un- known" to the police or his de- partment, promised to investi- gate and report in about two weeks to the legislature com- mittee. Named by Dr. Shulman in his statement were: Clinton James Duke, (i5, president of Duke Lawn Equipment Lid. of Oak- ville, wiio lias denied Mafia connections and called Dr. Shul- man a "character assassin." Dr. Shulman said Mr. Duke was arrested in New York State in 1929 as the leader of a gang which stole in jewels in a raid on a private house party. Duke was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison and was deported to Canada in 1942. A. (Johnny Pops) Pa- palia, 45, of known as The has not commented publicly on Dr. Shulman's allegations. He was sentenced to two years in prison in Vancouver in 1949 on a narcotics charge and in 1961 to in months imprison- ment in Toronto for the beating of a local gambler. Sentence was commuted after 11 months so he could be extradited to the United States to stand trial on a narcotics charge. March 11, 1963, Mr. Papalia was sentenced in New York City to 10 years in prison for his part in a international narcotics smuggling operation. Released in January, 1968, he returned to Hamilton where he told an interviewer at the time: "I'm nothing now." (Danny) Gabriel Gas- barrini, an officer of several Hamilton construction linns, ho has denied any connection itli the Mafia and challenged Dr. Shulman to repeat his charges outside the legislature. Mr. Gasbarrini was given a seven-year prison sentence in Vancouver in 1949 on a narcot- ics charge, part of which was served at Kingston, Ont., where COMING SAL CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Regular Evening Auction At The Warehouse-! 920 2nd Ave. S. Thursday, Jyne p.m. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Nice old double pedestal writing and typing desk; Old wood setee with padded seat: Admiral 21" TV; GE Fridge; Small chest of drawers; Brown 3-pce. sectional chester- field; wood cribs; Lawn Boy power mower; Old wood rocker: DuMont portable TV; Table and 4 chairs; high chairs; Nice grey lounge and chair; Frigi- daire fridge; Twin rinse tubs; Large rug; Electric sewing machine; Old brass top table; Mangle; Chrome table; Chrome high chair; Good Frigidaire electric dryer; single box springs and mattresses; Good 30" electric range; Swing set; Small cupboard; Selection of wringer washers; Silver chest; Beds. Guitar; Transistor radio; Vacuum cleaners; Step stool; Patio umbrella; Fern stand: Toy piano; Garden tools; Coffee table and two step tables; swinging doors, Wood chairs; Polaroid camera; Bed chester- field and chair; Bicycles; Lawn chairs; Electric appliances; Good selection of ranges; Dishes, pots and pans. SPECIALS 10' Aluminum Boat Sears 4 h.p. outboard motor Yamaha 100 motor bike Honda 90 motor bike Wood boat and trailer Monday, June 15th at p.m. At The Warehouss 1920 2nd Ave. 5. BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. BICYCLE AUCTION SALE TERMS CASH 6-50-1 OOcc Motorbikes Boys' and Girls', High Rise and Standard Bikes 10-Trikes 40-Used Bikes SPECIAL HOUSEHOLD SALE Wednesday, June 17 at p.m. Sale To Be Held At L W MOVING WAREHOUSE 327 3rd Street Spulh COMPLETE LISTING WILL APPEAR IN SATURDAY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD For information on any of the above sales, contact Hurlb'jri Auction Service Ltd. 1920 2nd AVENUE SOUTH Lelhbridge Phone 328-4705 TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN lie. No. 4! tic. No. 458 lie wns released in February, 1955. ill October, i'Xl, Mr. (iusbar- I'ini and Mr. Papalia were among eight Canadians named by police before a U.S. Senate crime investigating commi'.tee as being involved in the narcot- ics trade organized by Mafia k i n g-p i n Sicfano Magaddino- named as the head of the syndi- cate in Buffalo. Niagara Falls, Toronto and Hamilton. Silk, CO, OPP commis- jsioner who lias said lie will reply to Dr. Slmlmnn's allega- I lions only before a legislative i conimiltc'.! or another "appro- i pi-late body." i Mr. Silk took over tile post in j the year a royal commis- sion report on crime in Ontario found that provincial law forcemont agencies had subverted lo a large extent by criminals. Mr. Sill; re-organized iis- tlic OPP. badlv shaken bv in investment in I tcnninc the o{ his province. Money obtained He was at the Ue- report, prepared by Mr. Justice W. D. Roach of the was being ''cleaned" by investing it in legitimate Irial to bond and his pt- a tu carrv a Supreme Court, found there was no evidence to Shuhnan's main was claims of Mafia are: i -That Silk had into the Mr. Duke enjovcd spc- j visited the in De- subject of the privileges in being granted I comber. 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Check mostcr cylinder for leaks or wear. Check complete hydraulic system including brake seals. Inspect all wheel cylinders. Check brake fluid level and top up if necessary. Repack front wheel bearings. Road test and guarantee work for miles. SHOCK ABSORBERS Good Shocks are vilnlly important to your car's handling and con- trol Wooko offer o complete line of lop quality shocks manufac- tured to our own specifications by a leading original equipment supplier, and are priced from 5.99. SPECIAL THIS WEEK SHOCK INSTALLATION 1.25 PER SHOCK LOpen Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to I p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m For appointment Phone 328-8014 College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive, ;