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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast high Tuesday near The LetKbttdge Herald LXIV 92 MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Grain picture bad Railway tieup talks scheduled for today Neofascist outbreaks upset Italy By ALEXANDER CHANCELLOR R01EE increasingly menacing tone of recent neofascist violence has created something of a rightwing scare in Italy anci led to demands for a tough government Italian authorities from the premier down have indicated in statements they are fast swinging round to the view that rightwing political violence poses a greater threat to public order than leftwing Among leftwing it new is regarded as virtual heresy to admit even the possibility of danger ous violence from the although many serious inci dents in previous years have been blamed by police on leftwing The starting point for the current rightist scare appears to have been the death of a socialist Giuseppe killed 4 in the south Italian town of Catanzaro when grenades exploded in the mid dle of an antifascist Although the at tackers have not yet been brought to it is uni versally assumed that they were of neofascist per This which led to demands for a tough government crackdown on neofascist was followed by a rash of extreme rightwing demonstra Plot disclosed Antifascist feeling came to n head with the dis closure on March 17 of an alleged rightwing plot to stage a coup and the subsequent detention of five sup porters of the extremist National Front An arrest warrant is also out for the arrest of the fronts earold Prince Junior Valerio Bor one of Italys Second World War heroes who con spired to replace dictator Benito Mussolini in 1944 be cause he was jot fascist Borghese is as are his detained col with promoting an organization aimed at pro voking an armed insurrection against the powers of the It is a sad change of fortune lor a man who was once feted by Italy for leading daring underwater at tacks on British ships in Allied harbors during the and whose as a member of one of Romes great papal is still carved in huge letters on Ihe front of Saint Peters The black as he is is alleged to have laid plans last December for a government takeover but details published so far make the sup posed plot appear something of a pipedream with little chance of Front most extreme The National Front is among the most extreme o the various extraparliamentary movements which bring together belli nostalgic exfascists of the Musso lini period and younger people tired of disorder and the apparent ineffectiveness of Italys multiparty sys tem of In its the National Front pledges itself to the destruction of what it calls drugged and demo cratic in its of prostitution and It calls for absolute and immediate obedience to the In a newspaper interview last Bor claimed the front had several thousand mem bers and secret supporters in the armed forces and in both houses of He said it was preparing a poucr bare on a national scale uhich can one day take the place of present It is estimated that if a general election were held at million out of an electorate of 32 mil lion would vote for the This is not sufficient to turn Italy fascist but enough to make Italians nervous about extremist Nu cuiiipiUcibic rightwing resurgence appears to hove taken place in West THEY FACE DEATH Charles Manson and three co from Susan Patricia and Leslie Van walk to court Monday for sentencing in the Sharon Tate murder All were sentenced to the gas but none was in court to face the They were ejected for boisterous conduct and heard the verdict from an adjoining Post extra guards at court house LOS ANGELES Reuter Extra guards were posted at the Hall of Justice here today amid threats of reprisals after a jury recommended that Charles Manson and three women fol lowers be sent to the gas cham Additional guards moved in almost immediately after the jury delivered its deathsent ence recommendations for the convicted killers of actress Sharon four friends and a middleaged married First plane hijacked to China HONG KONG AP Five young men hijacked a Philip pine airliner to Communist China but the Chinese are expected to send the plane and the 25 other persons aboard back It was believed to be the first airlinei hijacked to The passengers were flown to on the South China after five armed men diverted the twinengine jet from a domestic flight in the An airline spokesman said the hijackers were all 17 to 25 yeais spoke a central Philippine dialect and told passengers they were seizing the BAC111 jet liner for ideological separatist bludgeoned in Paris Hal PARIS Reuter Canadian Francois said to be a Quebec was found bludgeoned to death in a suburban fiat Monday po lice reported Police opened an investigation and refused official But police sources said the young Canadian was a known member of the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec and that he at one time fled to Cuba before coming to Judge Charles prosecu tor Vincent and jury members were escorted to then homes by special sheriffs depu Manson threatened last week that if he were sentenced to death murder and bloodshed would LED AWAY SCREAMING In the courtroom as the jurj returned its verdict in the penalty phase of the 10 monthold defendant Susan was led away screaming Lock your Watch your Its gonna come down Patricia K r e n w i n k e shouted The whole system is a And 21yearold Leslie van Houten yelled at the court Youve all just judged your Watch your Manson yelled at Judge Older You dont have any au thority over Half of you arent even as good as He was led from the court before Ihe verdicts were The girl defendants broke into shouts of Judge and Youre all They also were taken from the courtroom before they heard the Polling of the jurors and read ing of the verdicts took about 30 climaxing a maiathon trial for the brutal mur ders in Formal sentencing for the de fendants is scheduled for April at which time Judge Older can reduce the penalty to life imprisonment if he There are 94 men in Califor nias death row awaiting possi ble including Sirhan sentenced to death in 1969 for the assassination of Senator Robert The last woman executed in San Quentin was Elizabeth Ma convicted of hir ing two men to kill her pregnant daughterinlaw in The 01 g was a 30yearold nurse from She had moved to California from Vancouver a year before she was pistol whipped and Her body was found in a shallow grave near New tax deal in offing LONDON CP Higher old age pensions and lower corpora tion income taxes were among changes announced by Anthony Barber today as he sought to apply a stimulus to Britains sluggish Launching one of the longest budget since the Sec ond World the chancellor of the also promised farreaching tax reform during the next few He said this reform will sim plify Britains complicated tax system and reduce the overall Oldage now a week for a single person and 10 new pence for a married cou will rise next September by for a single person and 60 new pence for a The pound is worth about in Canadian A new penny is worth about 24 cents The corporation which was trimmed last fall to per cent from is to be re duced again to 40 per The chancellor of the ex chequer estimated that his overall measures will boost the economy by about three per cent this leaving business men wondering whether this will be sufficient to prevent largescale Some of Barbers measures seemed to be aimed at the Con servatives best wealthier members of the com For the peak income tax surchaige rate of 91 per cent on the extremely wealthy is being reduced to 75 per cent during the next tax year begin ning April Tax on capital gains is to be eliminated for the small inves those making profit of fiWO a year or The current ex emption is Some of the g o v e r n m e n t duties on house sales and mort gages also are to be The muchcriticized payroll lax is to be reduced in This and the purchase tax which goes on most consumer goods will continue until 1973 when they will be eliminated and replaced by the European styled valueadded applied at each stage of commodity British team at Suf field OTTAWA CP A British military reconnaissance team began a twoday inspection visit Monday to I he defence research board establishment at The British Army is inter ested in using part of the squaremile area as a training base for tank though no formal request has jel been made to the Canadian govern a defence department source Seen and heard About town JJASKETBALLERS Alan and Ken Yellow horn proving their prediction by winning a recent game in fine fashion Anne Camp bell putting mil an SOS for a well mannered preferably to partici pate in the Anne Campbell Singers Spring Sung Sunday Jack Gnshowatyj of 1134 Lakeway Road spoi ling a twoblossom dandelion in her yard and feeling it was spring despite a forecast for CALLEY cheerful Life or FORT AP Brighteyed and cheerful after his first night in the stock William Calley returned to the courtroom today for a sentence of life or death that can be tempered only by a long string of reviewing authori He was escorted by six mili tary policemen to the little one storey courthouse where a jury of six combat officers convicted him Monday of murdering at least 22 civilians in the blood bath of My Lawyers were in court this morning to work with the mili shuffle coming EDMONTON CP An an nouncement of a longexpected cabinet shuffle appears likely to come Premier Harry Strom indicated in tlie legislature Monday The first direct word on anti cipated portfolio changes came after Hugh Homer PC Lac Ste Anne asked the premier during clausebyclause study of a bill to establish a hospital services which minister will be responsible for the I hope to make an announcement this pos sibly SYrom The expected cabinet shuffle at least in from government legislation to cre ate a new department of the merge the de partments of health and social development and create a de partment of youth and Indignant man aulo plate lineup FREDEBICTON CP The man standing in line for his 1971 motor vehicle regis tration early today was in Looking over the line of motorists who had waited until the day before the March 31 he said I dont know wh ats wrong with If they got their stickers I wouldnt have to stand in tarj judge on instructions hell give to the The arguments on the sentence were to begin at and were likely to be concluded During the night someone threw a bottle of gasoline at the courthouse where Calleys trial spanned the seasons from au tumn into The bottle landed on the lawn and burned only a small patch of of took the jurys decision with head Ins manner soldierly cor But he was shaken by a Vfidict lie didnt The night in the stockades private officers a tworoom Calleys first lime in confinement since he was charged one and a half years He is the tost American ac cused in the the first to be VANCOUVER CP Talks aimed at settling a railway work stoppage that has paralysed traffic m British Columbia and threatens to close the port of Vancouver were scheduled here Contract negotiations in uhich the Brotherhood of Locomotive the Canadian Pacific anci Cana dian National promised to negotiate to a conclusion were to be held in Montreal PROTEST DELAY Don a federal media and Ray parlia mentary secretary to Labor Minister Bryce were to meet in Vancouver with engi neers who have been booking off sick in British Columbia and Alberta to protest delay in the contract Tysoe said in an inter view Monday The name of the game is to get the men to listen to reason and return to Talks in Montreal concern the engineers contracts with CP which expired March and the which ran out April The talks broke off last week after a threeman conciliation board re ported to the federal govern ment that it was unable to reach agreement on a wage set Henimingson of Mont the unions assistant grand chief said in an inter view Monday We have had nothing realis tic in better than a year of ne This had led to the work stop pages on the West SERVICE PARALYSED i n spokesmen for both railways said Monday that freight and passenger service is paralysed in Acting Port Manager William Duncan said the port of Vancou ver will be closed in about a week if work does not About 200 Vancouverarea en gineers booked off work last Wednesday and about rail way employees have been laid off by CP Rail and Some railway carloads containing more than 15 million bushels of grain have been stranded between Vancouver and the The grain picture Is Duncan with elevator stocks already far below nor Coal shipments are practi cally at a The stock pile of bulk products such as po tash and sulphur will hardly last the Im very he We can expect diversions of cargo to Seattle or other ports very MAY SET EMBARGOS CNR and CP Hail said Mon day in a joint statement that total embargoes may become necessary in and the af fected parts of Alberta if the work stoppages continue to keep rail operations at a CP Rail has already placed embargoes on shipments of live stock and perishable commodi lies to and from and points The bookoff spread Sunday to Prince George in northern CP Rail services in Calgary and Lelhbridge haie also been hit by the A CNB spokesman said the average wage for an engineman is At the Saskatchewan Legislature demanded Monday an end to the disruption of grain shipments to Pacific Language training class flops OTTAWA CP Only of public servants who started the governments sec ondlanguage training courses finished the Commons committee on miscellaneous es timates was told John chairman of the public service said a number of factors accounted for the high dropout rate includ ing weak Outside tiie committee Carson told reporters that language training will have cost the government about S30 mil lion by the end of the 1971 fiscal He also noted that the low graduation figures could he explained in that until the courses were on the basis of an hour a Now that the gov ernment offers e train more success is Trudeau to attend Stampede CALGARY CP Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau will visit the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and act as pa rade grand marshal July the Stampede board announced New hockey rink in Pavilion A new hockey arena for Lcth bridge in he Exhibition Pavili on This was the poposal made Monday to city councils finance committee by the Lethbndge and District Exhibition As outlined in a prepared the proposal includes an arena with a seating ca pacily plus and extension of th to replace the floor area that voiild be lost by con the pavilion to an ice arena Cost of converting the pavilion is estimated at t h e new building would cost about The boards proposal is that the facility could he leased by the city eight months of t h a ear for a 3 with a 15jear It also requests a loan from the city to aid in fi repayable at seves per cent inteiest 15 I would repay a on Ihe bringing the an nual cost to the city to The brief points out that the alternative to the cily would he the construction of its oun building I the cost of Medicine Hats as and gives the pay ment uf debenture charges on this amount at current Munici pal Financing Corporation rales at It also nutcs that the board is a nonprofit op erating on cityowned land and in the final analysis the facili ties belong to the According to the boards sub he pavilion has more than enough floor area for an arena Seating for could be expanded to by extending the seats around the remaining twothirds of the floor There are four dressing all of which would he usable for sporls events with minimal Other including are also TIME LIMIT If the pavilion were to be come an arena the ex Icnsion would be built for the horse show stock and sales and other events that now arc booked into the pavilion about days of the It would also provide additional space during Whoop Up It would have a floor arci of squaie but would not have the seating capacity of the as ilus is not needed for most of the events for which it would be used The hoard indicated a deci sion on he proposal unnjrj hT to be made the cit council within a month if the extension were to be ready In the The of lie pavilion could bp accomplished on time vith htte bey but the plan not be func tional unless ihe extension were finished to handle al ready ;