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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBR1DGE HERALD Thursday, 21, 1973 Gang war revives in Bronx New York Times Sen ice NEW YORK The jackets called colors Emblazoned on the back with ominously colorful sjmbols of machismo they parody the style of the archetypal outlaw gar% the Hell's Angels Savage >i o m a d s, Black Spades, "Savage Skulls, Ghet- to Brothers the street gangs that died urimourned in the late 1950's are back with a vengeance and with a chill- ing expertise in professional killing. INCIDENTS Last week two incidents in New York's South Bronx un- derscored that pioficiencj In the first, four sapposed rang members, armed pistols and a rifle stopped three jouths, asked their identiU and gang affiliation, and then lined them up against a tene- ment vail and opened fire The next daj, two gang members opened fire on thiee jouths returning home from their jobs. The toll was one dead, three wounded Police officials, fearing in- citement, have been reluctant to term the incidents gang- related, but the street ver- sion is that the shootings were pait of a war between two of the laigest gangs, the Bach- elors and the Black Spades, stemming from a Bachelor hold-up of a Spade-protected drug pusher New York is not the onh city that has seen a resurg- ence of gang activity. In Phil- Monufocfuring and industrial plants, retail outlets, con- struction firms, service industries and even home owners ore in need, during the summer months, of extra help for holiday replacements, increased business activity, or odd job help around the home All nchools in lethbridge are now closed for the jummer, ond hundreds of senior and junior high school stu- join the college and university work force looking for summer em- ployment, capable female ond mala students have o great variety of talents, and are able to fill nearly every employ- ment requirement imaginable. They are willing 1o work for e day, o few days, a week, o month, or all summer. They registering of the Student Manpower Centre, and they need your help. Many v.on't be able 1o continue their edu- cation unless they find summer employment! If you have need of extra summer help, no matter how short the period, CONTACT THE STUDENT MANPOWER CENTRE PHONE 327-2111 LETHBRIDGE Across from Canada Manpower on 7th St 5. adelpma, gang warfare has claimed 92 lives within the past three years, in Los An- geles, the death toll was 32 i last year In New York, the spawn- ing ground for gangs has been the South Bronx where low- income housing projects, like brick cliffs, hide the rotting tenements and storefronts of one of the nation's worst slums ON WELFARE Fortv per cent of the neigh- borhood's residents ate on welfare, 30 per cent ate un- employed Gang activity in- creased noticeably late in 1S69. and by last summer had spread to virtually every neighborhood in the 'Bronx By this spring, gang lence had spread to the other boroughs, but the Bronx re- mains the centre There were 34 gang homicides three last year and there have been 13 so far this year Police count 100 "fighting" gangs in the Bronx. Estimates of gang membership (about 70 per cent Puerto Rican, the rest mostly blacks) run as high as The Bronx Youth Gang Pol'ce Task Force, little more than a year old, has over dossiers on gang membeis. NOMADIC Mirroring the nomadic ex- istence that is a fact of ghetto Me in the Bronx, many gang members are homeless; most come from broken homes. The need to belong to some- thing, to anything is a strong motivation for joining The gang offers family, shelter, protection The groups are usually dominated by four or five older members the president, ice-pi esident, and war lord, and one or two other top brawleis They are backed by a dozen or so hard-core members, and several hangers-on who sweep tne floors and steal the wine and beer. The members range in age from 10 to 20, though there are some gangs with older members who devote their attention to crimes such as robbery Some gangs have initiation ntes where the entire mem- bership participates in beat- ing the new member viith chains and pipes. Joining is easy But leaving is a differ- ent story When one member announced he was quitting French scale low Wage-earners bear the brunt PARIS f CP) Two out of i Low men on the totem pole cnree wonters in trance earn no more than annually despite a 6 increase in the cost of living index dur-' Portugese, Algerian or Span- in me rrench salary scale are the estimated 1.1 million agri- cultural workers mostly of ing 1972. In an attempt to coirect this situation, the government nas launched an anti inflation pro- giam and has announced its in- tention to introduce legislation that -will fix the minimum monthly vags at and de- crease the tax burden income workers Optimists predict the cost of ning will rise only five per cent this year but the low wage- earner will still suffer to be a winner! ish on sin Scientific studies show the ag- ricultural worker consumes half as much meat as the industrial- ist or nrofessional and less but- ter, fresh vegetables, milk and cneese. On the other hand he spends twice as much fcr nood'es and three times as much for table wine DISCREPANCIES WIDE His health and sanitary care expenditures are much lower and for every franc he invests In each Sunshine and Cycle Contest 50 people across Canada will win trips for 2 to the Nassau Beach Hotel via Air Canada, and 600 others will win CCM 5-speed bicycles. Here are some winners! Pictured left is ANNE SAVAGE of 833 Stafford Drive winner of a CCM Grand Sport 5 speed Bicycle BILL QUAN sf medicine Hat also won a 5 Speed Bicycle Next Contest Closing Date June 29th, 1973. Remember-50 trips for 2 and 600 more bicycles will be won in the next Sunshine and Cycle Contest. often! Mail your entries in today to: Purity Bottling (1967) ltd. 2920 9th Ave. N. lethbridge, Alberta Authoring boltttr o! Cocn-Colt under wllh Coca Cola Lid Entry forms conleit details displays ol Coca-Cola It's the real thing.Coke. ind i in clothing and housing, the pro- fessional spends six. The agri- cultural worker spends one-1 ier-fh the time on reading, and; much less on vacations and for j communications such as the j telephone. In this country of 52 million people, there are wide dis- crepancies between salaries earned by various professional ana trade groups as well as be- tween the members of those groups For example, an industrialist earns 20 times the salary of an agricultural worker or appren- tice. A man occupying a posi- tion in higher administration earns an average a month compared with the 1 monthly wage earned by a, woman occupying a similar po-1 sition. 1 For all salary categories in France, the average monthly wage in 1972 for men was and 5250 for women Families, particularly low-in- come families, bear the brunt of taxes and social expenses i and are less favored by the sys- tem than bachelors i It costs more To live in die i city than in the country and j most urban families cannot af- ford a single-family j which currently rents for about j a month. i Food prices are generally i high Beef is costly so most people eat mainly pork, lamb and fish. Foodstuffs sold in large stores are generally more expensive than in Canada but open-air markets offer a better deal. Low-income workers j few canned goods because they t gjnera'iy cusl twice as> I much as in Canada I i Milk, oil and bread are gener- j ally cheaper j Gasoline costs more than a i dollar a gallon, there is a 20- i per-cent tax on the purchase of 1 new cars and each telephone t call costs about eight cents in i addition to regular subscription J I rates. I today's FUNNY 1 FffcSTAID FINAL CONTEST CLOSING DATE JULY 1972 kr NIA, Inc 9-25- the Savage Skulls, he was found a few days later, shot death outside the gang's clubhouse Living quartets are usually an apartment in a burned- out tenement, or a basement in a still-occupied building Gangs e been known to set fire to buildings to force out tenants. Others have extorted free rentals from landlords or superintendents RUMBLES PASSE The old-fashioned rumble, where opposing gangs met in an open area to fight it out, is passe in the Bronx Gang leaders now resort to quick "hits'" in groups of two j or three And the zipgun, a hand-made weapon that was as likely to maim the shooter as the intended victim, has been replaced by handguns, nfles, and even homemade bazookas Police searches in the first three months of this year turned up more than 400 weapons Fights are still touched off by the same kinds of things as in the past- territory and women. In most gangs, the women are considered prop- erty. Some even wear jackets that carry the designatiC-n "ptooerty of followed by the gang name Drugs are a touchy subject among the gangs. Some claim that they have run pushers out of their neighborhoods, and that then- members are forbidden to use hard drugs. Others form protection syndi- cates for local pushers in re- turn for a piece of the action Most gang members have at least a casual acquaintance uitu aicuu drugs, many, how- ever, have switched from heroin to cocaine. OUTLETS Whv the resugence in gang activity7 Some sociologists believe that gang activity and drug addiction are the two major outlets for the frustrations of vouths When one out- let is closed off bv the larger sooctv. as was gang activi- ty in the late fifties, or Icsos its cachet as the lexelling off of addict population seems to indicate for heom addiction, then the lemaming one be- comes fashonable Others behcie that neigh- borhoods such as the South Bronx, -where urban blight is perpetual, create such despair that gangs, seeking to protect their territory, are inevitable. Now, as m the past, efforts are being made to channel gang groups into recreational activities or community pro- jects But the social conditions in many Bronx neighborhoods remain so bleak that such ef- forts are at best a stopgap. Sisters in advertising Shirley and Dale Smith of Edmonton Advertising girls profit jr-ft f a BTi TJ ff i j ISAM uwbinubs 8 i EDJIONTOINi (CPN "Wei Dale was the first copy writ- have to believe in what we ad- vertise 1 That's the basic po'icy of Smith and Smith Associates, an advertising firm urn by sisters Dale and Shirley Smith "We always want to test a product before said Dale Smith, who joined sister Shirley in combining their respective writing and design- ing abilities in Ififn Since then Smith and Smitn Associates, which specializes in diicct mail brochuics, has added five em- ployees and developed an an- nual revenue of 000 BEGAN AS COPY WRITER Dale and Shirley were born and raised in Wetaslawin, about 50 mJes southeast of Ed- monton They were influenced by their father, who started his own businesses at the age of IP er at Woodwards department store in Edmonton before be- coming continuity writer for two local radio stations She worked in the provincial gov- ernment's publicity department and was advertising manager for a large automotive dealer. Shirley worked as a designer for an Edmonton printing com- pany until eifht j ears ago, when she and her sister simul- taneously decided to try some- thing new "It wasn't hard to get start- ed, you don't need much capi- tal in this said Dale. "We found an office and order- ed a phone Ten minutes alter the phone was installed it start- ed ringing and it hasn't stop- ped since Smith and Smith produces pamphlets for the provincial department of culture, youth and recreation as well as mag- azine ads for Imperial western marketing region. "Political advertising Is very satisfying, especially on elec- tion day. It's fascinating to sell a human We wrote speeches for Bill Skoreyko (Progressive Con- sprvativel member of Parlia- ment for Edmonton East when he was just starting." The company also contributes advertising at cost to at least two charitable organiza- tions, the Cystic Fibrosis Foun- dation and Miles for Millions. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental MechanK Capitol Furniture PHONE 328-7684 Before you go, see us. Qpomr There s one sure way to stop car troubles from ruining a vacation them behind. One stop win us before you go will do trie trick. It's quick. It's simple and the peace of mind you get will last through your entire trip. Plan to make us your first holiday stop. Here's what we do: Professional engine analysis with electronic scope check. Inspect the following: 1 Front wheel bearings Brakes Cooling system Belts Battery and connections Exhaust system Steering and suspension Lights Wiper blades and washer operation All fluid levels including spare Make sure car troubles take a holiday too. Use your Esso or Chargex Ciedit Card, Offer expiies June GUARANTEE All work is guaranteed 90 days or miles. Ask for details. 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