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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October 17, 1973 Receives status Lillian Motiki, a 22-year-old native of Cape Town, South Africa, has been granted landed immigrant status after registering during the immigration department's campaign to register illegal immigrants. Miss Motiki said it was the government's campaign that convinced her to register. Policemen guard famous fountain By BARRY MOODY ROME (Reuter) Peace has returned to Rome's fa- mous Trevi Fountain It is filling up with tourists' coins and the teen-age gang violence that centred on it has only after the stationing of at least two po- licemen by it day and night Thousands of tourists follow the romantic tradition of throwing coins into the 18th- century fountain because of a legend that this will ensure the visitor's return to Rome. Until recently, two gangs, totalling about 20 youths, jeal- ously guarded the right to col- lect "this money, estimated to amount to between and lire to a day There was a series of vio- lent incidents and attacks on outsiders who tried to take a cut of the coins These at- tacks climaxed in September with the savage beating of a passerby who invited one of the youths to cover himself as he fished for money dressed only in scanty underpants YOUTH ARRESTED A 17-year-old youth was ar- rested "after the incident, in which the passerby was knocked into the fountain and punched in the head until the water was stained with blood The incident brought a pub- lic uproar Local shopkeepers said there were attacks on passersby or fights between tilt: gdlig5 ScVciTeii uulcS a week They cited the example of an American honeymoon cou- ple said to have been at- tacked by 13 youths after they remonstrated with one of them who had banged into the wife in his scramble for the money she had just thrown. But in dealing with the gangs, the police had to take into account a magistrate's decision that money thrown into the fountain was "res property. Even when police arrested youths they had to let them keep the money they had col- lected. SET UP GUARD Following the September beating, a permanent police patrol was established at the fountain Although the youths could not be arrested for col- lecting money, it enforced laws that forbid bathing in public fountains and climbing on or damaging monuments. Although some gang mem- bers took money from the fountain with magnets on pieces of string, the major collection came at night when they waded in the water and took the money out in hand- fuls Several big cracks ap- peared in the fountain's im- pressive sculpture of the Ro- man sea god Neptune and his horses after youths climbed on them. Now the gangs have almost disappeared and the city has strengthened the policemen's hand by increasing fines for entering the fountain. Once a week municipal workmen clean the fountain and collect buckets full of coins. There is a legal controversy- over what should be done with the money and it is being stored. Newspapers have demand- ed that it be donated to city welfare funds or orphanages. HAUNTED BY STARLETS This is not the first time that police patrols have been necessary at the fountain. In the early 1960s, young starlets took to disporting themselves semi-naked in the waters and the craze caught on in other fountains in the city. During the summer months policeman protected the foun- tain against publicity seekers. The history of the fountain began nearly years ago when soldiers of Emperor Agrippa, seeking water east of Rome, were led to the source of a clear stream by a young girl Agnppa named it the Vir- gin's Spring and brought its waters by aqueduct to the spot where the Trevi Fountain stands today Successive popes con- structed fountains on the spot and in 1762 iVicola Salvi built the present magnificent ba- roque fountain in which the massive figures of Neptune and his horses are framed in the columned facade of a neighboring building Water cascades over artificial rocks into a gigantic curved basin below Union starts distributing strike pay EDMONTON (CP) United Transportation Union officials have begun dis- tributing in strike pay sanctioned by the union for wages lost in the recent rail dispute. UTU members refused to cross picket lines of other un- ions and conducted study sessions when there were no picket lines during the lengthy strike by non-operating employees. Legislation prevented a legal strike by the UTU. Four union locals in Alberta cover about 800 employees. ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINK 'King of Hearts ROLLING STONES 'Let It Bleed' GARY DAVE Together' MOODY BLUES 'Days of Future Past AL GREEN 'I'm Still in Love With You ROBERTA FLACK 'Killing Me Softly' SEALS CROFTS 'Diamond Girl' ALLMAN BROTHERS 'Brothers Sisters' JETHRO TULL 'Passion Play' DEEP PURPLE 'Machine Head' GRAND FUNK 'We're An American Band' HELEN REDDY 'Long Hard Climb WAR 'Deliver the World PINK FLOYD Dark Side of the Moon' BEATLES 'Hey Jude' JANIS JOPLIN 'Greatest Hits' SIMON GARFUNKEL 'Greatest Hits EDGAR WINTER They Only Come Out At Night' ART GARFUNKEL CAROL KING Tapestry' CAROL KING 'Fantasy' CHEECH CHONG 'Los Cochinos' CAT STEVENS 'Foreigner' CARPENTERS 'Now Then' THE HOUSE Baby Don't Get Hooked Funny Face Dueling Banjos What About Me Teddy Bear Song Woman Kids Say the Darnest Things The Famous Song OF RANDOM What's Your Mama's Name Behind Closed Doors Don' Fight the Feelings of Love Satin Sheets Ravishing Ruby Sensuous Woman Top of the World CANTATA CANADA from CAPITAL RECORDS A History or Canadian Music The Story of the Nation Through its Peopie and Events. 8 Track Tape Charlie Farquharson Tree Historical Canada' 8 Track C Tape U Check This Special Product Sale Priced COLLEGE SHOPPING MALL 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive We reserve the Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ht to limit quantities DEPARTMENT STORES A DIVISION OF THE F.Wy. 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