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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 35; high Thursday 60. The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV 2GL USTHblUDGE, ALBlillTA, WKDNKSDAY, OCTOBER IB, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS) 6 SECTIONS 66 PAGES Mafia backed calls by muscle NEW YORK (Reuter) Lawyers in a major crime in- vestigation say they arc piecing together a picture of how the Mafia made a sinister takeover bid for legitimate business in New York. Sometimes, Mafia mobsters paid up by New York business- men; sometimes li ght str offered to needy firms. In this way, money began pouring into Mafia hands from ordinary businesses, informed sources say. Brooklyn District Attorney Eugene Gold said Tuesday that mobsters had infiltrated "al- most 200 legitimate businesses and institutions throughout the city of every kind and descrip- tion." He described some of the business as "very, very sub- but refused to name them. A spokesman at Gold's office Tuesday night also refused to give details, but said many businessmen had co-operated with law agents in the year- long investigations they made before this week's huge crack- down on the Mafia was launched, HEARINGS SET Today, the lawyers will con- tinue sifting through a moun- tain of information gained dur- ing the investigation, and which will lead to a mammoth series of hearings before a grand jury starting Oct. 25. Gold said information from businessmen victimized by muscle or money-lending tech- niques would form the basis for a number of indictments ex- pected within the next 10 days. Much of the information amassed by the investigators comes from a six-month watch on a trailer in a seedy Brooklyn junkyard into which police somehow managed to plant a bug. Gold claims the trailer was a Mafia summit meeting place. Chile clamps curfew PARAMItlTARY GUARD Their backs to ihe camera, uniformed members of ihe militant Ulster Defence Associa- tion stand al ease Tuesday outside Strandlown police station in Belfast. They were nwaiting members of their organization who were Inside the station, negoMating with police. (AP Wirephoto) Crucial test faces Europe British soldiers at summit By HAROLD MORRISON PARIS (CP) The ability of nine European coun- tries to live in harmony and make progress lowards unity will undergo a crucial test here Thursday in a summit aimed at turning an enlarged Common Market into an eventual federation of states. But while the leaders will talk of means of reaching eventual goals, including a common currency and clos- er political links, nationalism will still stalk the corri- dors each existing and approaching member state wondering how to obtain a bigger share of the ECM's financial pie. President Georges Pompidou of France, playing host to the eight leaders, including the new entries, Britain, Ireland and Denmark, is reported to be view- ing the proceedings with a jaundiced eye. His aides say he doesn't anticipate that the two-day summit, in a hotel where Vietnam negotiators have been wrangling, will go down in history as a meeting of great signifi- cance. But Canada and other interested spectators will lw watching developments closely. The Common Market, with almost million consumers, controls about 40 per cent of world trade. It is a big and growing market great political the leaders can match an outward display of harmony by elimination of inner discord. Agenda is broad The summit agenda is broad and all-embracing, Covering economic and monetary the of European inslitutions and relations with other indus- trialized countries. These external relations may produce greater har- mony than other issues. The leaders are likely to agree they want no trade war with the United States and un- doubtedly will give more than a nudge to a new round of world tariff bargaining expected to open in 1973. They also are likely to endorse West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik approach to acliieve closer relations with East Germany and East- ern Europe. But they arc likely to steer clear of making any unified demand for a higher official gold price or even openly press Britain to relurn sterling lo a lixcd parity. Britain already has expressed iiope that the float- ing pound will be repcgged by (lie end of the year, though Ihe exchange rate is still open to question. But Prime Minister Heath, who is reported to con- sider the summit a major occasion, is unlikely to em- barrass his new partners next January by attempting any substantial devaluation. In the eyes of Pompidou and other European leaders, he is still on trial ns "a good European." Hepcgging the pound, at a rate which liis partners will consider reasonable, is considered by "European authorities as an essential step towards economic stability and eventual monetary union. Heath has his problems. There still is much opposi- tion in Britain lo Common Market entry. He has to convince the voters back home that there will be tangi- ble advantages. Critics have attacked Heatii's membership cam- paign mainly because it will mean higher prices and a huge contribution of British funds to the central Com- mon Market treasmy. Heath hopes to get some of that back by pressing for regional aid. This would mean turning some of the funds not only towards lite depressed southern regions of Italy but the northern and western regions oE Britain. The British government has argued that memtwr- fliip is necessary if Britain is to remain at the centre of major internalional policy-making. Defence is unlikely to play a big role at the aimmit talks hut Lord Carrington, Britain's deft-nee minister, has wl tongues wagging with a hint of a European nuclear force. 'meat in BELFAST (API British troops battled both Roman Cathoik-s and Protestant guer- rillas Tuesday nijihl, and the scidiers said they killed or wounded 10 of the gunmen. Ten soldiers aud two policemen v.'oundcil The bodies of a man n Moman who had been shot were delivered anonymously to the Belfast morgue. They raised the confirmed death toll to fin in more than three years of communal violence, 4 o( them this year. "We're the meat in the sand- wich." said one British soldier of the emergence in force of Protestant gunmen. Heretofore, most of Ihe guerrillas have been Catholics of the Irish Re- publican Army. But during the shooting, offi- cials of the province's British administration were mce'ing with members of the Ulster De- fence Association, the Protes- tant counterpart of the IRA. The UDA demanded that Uie killing of two Protestants by troops during rioting Monday night be investigated. The Brit- ish were reported non-com- The discussions wore de- scribed as hut botli sides agreed to continue the dialogue. "What scorned like a collision course has been said Roy Bradford, a former minister of Uie provin- cial government helped ar- range the talks. UDA Vice-Cbairman Tom "Herron commented: sin- cerely hope this will lead to a lasting understanding between ourselves and the British army. None of us wants a con- frontation." Another Protestant leader, Rev. Ian Paisley, said William Whitelaw, Britain's adminis- trator for Northern Ireland, had asked him to make an in- vestigation of at least one of the deaths. SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Patrols arrested scores oE tardy pedestrians and motorists early today after President Salvador Allende ordered a nightly cur- few in Santiago because of a week of strikes, street protests and violence. Many of those arrested were allowed to go home after identi- fying themselves or convincing authorities they had not heard of the curfew. It was not imme- diately known how many others spent Uie night in neighborhood jails. The midnighl-fo-fi a.m. cur- few was the first major action taken by the government sinco it declared a state of emer- gency in a majority of the provinces last Thursday. Wide- spread unrest was sparked by a truckers' strike which touched off a crippling wave of walk- outs by small businessmen, doctors, lawyers, students and industrial and commercial workers. All oppose Ihe Marxist president's plans to convert Chile to socialism. President Allenrle warned Tuesday that the situation was loading the nation "to the brink of war. But so far the government has not carried out its threat to take over businesses and shops closed by the strikes. PRICE TAG 'STAGGERING' ear-water nixed by Nixon B.C. government comes under fire VICTORIA (CP) 'Hie month-old New Democratic Party government of Brilish Columbia conic under fire Tuesday for alleged failure to introduce jolj-crcating legisla- tion and not doing enough for pensioners and the handi- capped. After lite opening of tlie spe- cial session of Ihe 30lh Icgisla- assembly, Opposition leader W. A. C. Bomiclt, said an IvDI'-proposed industrial de- velopment corporation, siiniiar to one he liacl planned to set up with million in surplus funds, was needed immediately to fight unemployment. lion to set up any coiyoration is not planned at this .icss'on. He >ciLso said a bill introduced by Rehabilitation Minister Nor- man Lcvi providing for a S200 guaranteed monthly income for persons 65 and over ivas not large enough. The former Social Credit pre- mier said the amount should have been 5325 as pledged by Social Credit in the Aug. 3 pro- vincial election campaign. Earlier, Premier Dave Bar- vc'.t denied at a news confer- ence that the provincial govern- ment was trying lo outdo Ot- tawa's unemployment insur- ance plan by introducing the bill providing for the S200 guar- anteed monthly income. Under the Canada assistance plan, by which Ottawa pays 5 JXT cent of the approved costs, there will have (o be a needs test, he said. Kven if the federal govern- ment refuses to pay half of the total cost of the scheme, the province will push ahead it. the 42-year-old premier said. Also see Page 6. T) i S 1111SS1O11 Ttllfa II fit MOSCOW