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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, March 30, 1971 - THC LETHBRIDGE HERALD - tl Rebirth of Ku Klux Klan signalled HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -The man said he was a grand dragon of the New Jersey Ku Klux Klan. He wasn't wearing a hood, but he was fingering a double-barrelled shotgun. H e would not give his name. "We've been waiting for a racial blowup," he said. "When it happens, it's going,to be like a shooting gallery." Hightstown, which sits in the middle of the central New Jersey flatlands, is a small community of wooden-frame houses about 15 miles east of Trenton, the state capital. Its 19th-cen-tury main thoroughfare is crowded during the day with shoppers and trucks headed for the New Jersey Turnpike. It to deserted at night, as it was when the first cross burning occurred in January. The cross burning, and a half-dozen more here, in nearby Princeton and West Trenton, signalled what has been billed as the rebirth of the Klan in New Jersey. FIVE ARRESTS MADE There have been three arrests for cross burning since January; two more for attempted cross burning and an increased willingess by men claiming to be Klan members to grant interviews in which they talk of extensive recruitement drives, the use of weapons and of tarring and feathering. The idea is, as one self-described Klansman puts it, "to re-establish the idea of white man's rights." The Klan now claims a New Jersey membership of 1,000, spread among six klaverns in the central and southern areas of the state. Law enforcement authorities disagree. "I can assure you that we're on top; of the situation, says Col. David B. Kelly, the superintendent of the New Jersey state police. "At this point it looks like about four or five nutty guys who are snooting off their mouths.' NOT NEW IN STATE Whatever its size, the Klan is not new in New Jersey. In the 1920s, it boasted a membership of several thousand, most of it in the rural southern reaches of the state that lie below the Mason-Dixon line. By the 1930s, it had died out. But in July, 1965, a one-time New York City welfare caseworker named Frank W. Rotella Jr. announced that he had been appointed king kleagle for New Jersey and said he was starting an organizing drive in the industrial cities of North Jersey, where blacks were moving into white blue-collar neighborhoods. Within six months, he claimed a membership of 1,000. Rotella announced in June, 1966, that he was retiring for personal reasons, and the New Jersey Klan went unheard from for the next five years. Then, on New Year's Eve, a cross was burned in West Trenton, and two weeks later the first of the Hightstown crosses appeared. Rabies ernes reach 17 in Alberta EDMONTON (CP) -Seventeen cases of rabies have been reported so far this year in Alberta, J. Donovan Ross, lands and forests minister, told the legislature. He said there were seven cattle, seven coyotes, two skunks and one dog involved. In January, 11 cases were reported, five in February and one so far this month. CARPET and UNO (Complete Installations!) Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House of the South" CANINE CUBBYHOLES - Sled dogs, showing varied expressions, peer from vehicle-mounted travel container in Anchorage, Alaska. The dogs had been brought to the Alaskan city for the 1971 World Champion ship Sled Dog Race. It was not explained where the sixth dog of the team was. May be he's a late sleeper. Canadian mission to study conditions of the Maoris AUCKLAND, N.Z. (CP) - A 12-man Canadian mission headed by Jean Chretien, minister of Indian affairs and northern development, is to visit New Zealand soon to study conditions of New Zealand's native people, the Maoris. The findings of the visitors will be of considerable interest in New Zealand, quite apart from any application they may have to Canadian problems. Elk, deer herds cut announced CALGARY (CP) - Reduction of elk and deer herds in Elk Island National Park, 30 miles east of Edmonton, has been decided by the national parks after consultation with the Canadian Wildlife Service, a national parks spokesman announced today. The program, removing the weakest animals, will coincide as much as possible to a natural reduction as in nature, the spokesman said. He said this winter's unprecedented snow and crust conditions has left some animals in an unusually weakened con dition and more deaths than usual have been recorded. COME TO ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING NEW STORE - 426 6 St. S. 9:30 a.m. Thursday FREE GIFT - PRIZES The Canadians are due March 29 for a threeriay stay as guests of the New Zealand government. Social and economic relationships of the Maoris are stated to be the major study planned. The New Zealand,Maoris are of the brown-skinned Polynesian race and are closely related to the people of many South Pacific island groups. In fact Pacific islanders are also settling in New Zealand in substantial numbers, so that Auckland, with its Maori and island population, is today often called the largest city of Polynesia. This claim is based on the fact that the 80,000 or so Polynesians in the city's 600,000 population are more numerous than in any other city, including Honolulu. TOTAL 230,000 The total Maori population today is about 230,000 in a New Zealand population of 2,830,000. At the beginning of the present century , the once numerous Maori race had dwindled to about 40,000, wasted away by intertribal wars with European weapons, and by introduced European diseases. But the race has made a great resurgence and today is increasing faster than the white population. Once rural dwellers, the Maoris have for a good many years been moving to the cities. None live in reservations or restricted areas. In fact, Maoris live side by side with the white population, on a basis of equality in law, and are to be found in all housing areas. There has been a tendency for them to congregate in certain parts of cities, but any tendency to the development of ghettos is resisted by both the central and local gov ernments. Maoris intermarry freely with Europeans without social stigma and the number of per- CLIP AND TRY THIS DELICIOUS ROGERS' RECIPE Raisin Loaf sons of mixed race continues to increase. Few laws remain distinguishing between Maoris and the rest of the population. One of the major distinctions still outstanding is in the maintenance of a separate roll for Maoris at elections and the election of four Maori members to Parliament This discrimination is maintained at the wish of the Maoris and they are under pressure to agree to its abolition. 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