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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta IS-THE LCTHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, October hit Canada this winter New 6flu' virus coming Mafia hit man admits mob controls top entertainers OTTAWA (CP) A new influenza virus will make an appearance in Canada this winter but it is expected to produce milder symptoms than previous flu bugs, Or. A. Enjoy your vacation at RAINBOW HOTEL GREAT FALLS, MONTANA SPECIAL RATES 9.50 Mh......13.50 B. Morrison of the federal health protection branch said Friday. The new virus is called Port Chalmers after it was isolated last winter. International travel has spread the virus and it is expected to be widespread in the Northern Hemisphere this winter. The virus will produce sore throats and aching bones, but it will not be as severe as the A-England strain which was widespread in past winters. Announcing Lethbridge's newest Canadian Family Record Plan STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY FRP Customers Welcome 416-13 Street N. Phone STARRINC WORLD CHUMON KAREN MAGNUSSEN LOS ANGELES (NEA) A Mafia hit man with 43 murders that he admits to says that the mob controls better than 50 per cent of the top entertainers today. Call him Joey. That's the name he uses on his autobiography. It's a name thatjjuits him. He looks like he should be called Joey and that's the best description I can give you. He has a natural distaste for having his description noised about. I talked to Joey for an hour, mostly about the mob and show business. He came in carrying a big bottle of grapefruit juice and drank it while we talked. He's a cheer- ful man, given to making little jokes. He says he has no remorse about the men he's killed. "Remorse? No way." I asked him if he'd ever had anyone he knew per- sonally, any friends. "I killed eight people I he said. "But I drew the line at an old friend, Joey Gallo. We used to bust heads together." He said that his 43 hits have aU been contracts and that he does no jobs for individuals or for personal spite. "Each on of those he says, "was a military operation. If I'm gonna blow somebody away, I research it. I can't afford to take stupid chances." He says that what helps make his job as a mob en- forcer easier is movies and TV "TV shows about the he says, "do 95 per cent of the mob's work for them. You go to see a guy to collect money, he's been conditioned to be terrified. He comes across quick." He considers "The God- father" one of the funniest movies he's ever seen. "That was a he says. "That was a comedy. You mean to tell me a guy who'd kill 50 peo- ple ain't gonna sell dope? I find that very amusing." Joey is very knowledgeable about the entertainment world. He says he has to be because a lot of mob money is going into movies, TV and show business in general these days. "The big people in the business owe he says. "They gamble with us, they buy cocaine from us. We got to know about their business." He says the mob owns many of the top money, making TO-NIGHT 8 p.m. (MDES 3 SHOWS ON SATURDAY 12 Noon-4 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 Shows on Sunday 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Prices: The most incredible Ice Experience Ever! Get your tickets at the Canada Games Sportsplex and Eaton's YOUTHS OFF all tickets at these performances: Sat. 12 noon 4 p.m. Sunday 6 p.m. SEATS AVAILABLE BIGHT UP TO SHOW TIMEI Come see come see TV speaker, world traveller and lecturer, illustrated in color on the screen. Coming to LETHBRIDGE Saturday Night OCTOBER 12 Bible prophecy answers your questions nightly at p-m. "BLOOD ON THE MOON" Sitiriiy, October IZtfc. p.H. Sunday, October p.m. "War off ttw) Worlds" Monday, October p.m. "stead MMI do Toll Tates" Tueedey, October p.m. "Jesus Jssus for Roall" Wednesday, October pm "Plain Truth about tiia World Tomorrow" Sponsored fcy "It is Written" TV Telecast CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE 11th Street and 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge FREE TRANSPORTATION-Phone 327-1372 FREE ADMISSION WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT The University Of Lethbridge Tuesday, October 15 Open Meeting Public Library, 8 p.m. "Master Plan Programming for Waterton Lakes National Park" Sponsored by U of L Biology Dept., Lethbridge Natural History Society and the Public Library Speakers: Mike Murtha Tony Bull (Parks Canada) Thursday, October 17 "Education in the U.K." Faculty of Education members Drs. Eric Mokosch, Gordon Campbell and Charles Schott B 820 Academic-Residence Bldg., p.m. Noon-hour Concert Series A comedy hour featuring musicological lecturer, "Dr. Kenneth von Hicken" E 690 Academic-Residence Bldg., p.m. Biology Seminar "Pheasant Management in Alberta: a case study in politics and conservation" Speaker: Dennis MacDonald Dept. of Lands and Forests C674, Academic Residence Bldg., p.m. For further information on any of the above, contact Information Services at 329-2582. BRUCE PLAUSTEINER Wishes to announce the Opening of Lethbridge's newest Optical Dispensary, effective October PROFESSIONAL OPTICAL LTD. 303 5th St. South Phone 327-7704 Specializing in: CONTACT LENSES Ask about system 2000 Computer fitted contact lenses New concepts in SOF lenses EYE GLASS WEAR Exciting fashion from around the world such names as Christian Dior, Silhouette, Viennaline and Metzler Remember... for the finest in quality and service it's PROFESSIONAL OPTICAL LTD. South, Downtown Lethbridge entertainers today and he names their names. He says the mob gets half of 'their take, which is considerable. "We own them and we put them in our own he says. "We make money both ways." As for movies, mob money is now responsible for many independent films Joey says the day of muscling into a business is over because it no longer is needed. Now the mob sits back and waits for people to come to them. "We're into shows, movies, records, Joey says. "Any independent 'producer who needs money comes to us and we're in business together We're not saints, we're hardheaded businessmen." He says there are quite a few TV shows currently on the air that are mob financed. .And a great many movies. "You'd be he says, with a wink, "at some of the people who've come to us for money." But they turn many propositions down Joey says the mob is very careful about where they will invest and that is particularly true in -show business. "With he says, "we go into things we know the public wants sex, crime, spy stuff. Remember that it was Joe Adonis who pioneered those Italian spaghetti Westerns." There is the possibility that his own book, may become a movie. He says it has been bought but the com- pany that bought it hasn't 'done anything with it yet. It could be a winner because it has plenty of action and violence and it's all true. Some further quotes from Joey about his business: "There's still plenty of call for my services. There's always somebody wanting to settle a score, somebody getting too big or too old. "It was a hit when I started. Now it's and sometimes I ask more. And there's an unwritten law that the person hires me, if I get nailed, has to support my family while I'm away. I'm afraid of dying. We live. We die. That's the way the game goes. Look, I'm go- ing to die sometime. What's the difference if I die peacefully or violently? You're just as dead. "I won't deal with people out of the business. I don't trust them. I meet a lot of so called honest citizens lour or five a week who want to blow somebody away. They only spell trouble. "I can knock off 30 hoods a day, no problem with the law. Cops don't give a damn if a hood is knocked off. But let one honest soul get hurt, we got trouble That's why the mob don't put out contracts on civilians Playgoers play runs Oct. 17-20 Elderberry wine is an un- usual murder weapon, but lit- tie oW ladies who use a room for rent ad as bait are unusual murderers. "Arsenic and Old Lace" is an unusual play, about two maiden aunts (the LOLs) and the bobby they choose for their declining years. The Playgoers of Lethbridge will perform John Kesselring's work at the Yates Memorial Centre Oct. 17. 19 and 20. Curtain time will be p.m. Joan Waterfield directs "Arsenic and Old and the cast includes Cathy Evins, Nora Rose, Ed Bayly, Bill Matbeson, Mardi Renyk and George Mann. Tickets, costing are available at Leister's. Subway Realty OPEN HOUSE October it 2124-24 SI. COAUMLE Your Host HARUMIFUJITA Phone) 345-3467 APPOINTMENTS RICHARD HAY GARTH RUDD THE HERITAGE MOTOR HOTEL is pleased to announce that Rick Hay and Garth Rudd wiH now be managing the Heritage Motor Hotel in Taber. Rick attended the University of Lethbridge and re- ceived a bachelor of arts degree, and also has 3 years experience in the food industry and in account- ing. Garth has been involved in the food business for 6 years. Rick and Garth invite their friends and acquaintances to drop in to the Heritage Motor Hotel tfor the finest in food, entertainment and ac- commodation, in southern, Alberta. Priva; tructio c -rx tiaGied Courses in Orr Karate Karig Fu Studios 258A-13th St North Phone 328-1241 A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL WSSftAVE-S. PHONE or 32t-1191 P. LAWSON TRAVEL MARQUIS HOTEL BUDO. PHONE 329-3000 ;