The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 12, 1976 · Page 11
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 11

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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 12, 1976 All Desert Arsenal Discovery Likely To Grow Bigger 1 1 m i i mr a FOR HIS GI1RISTMAS BELOW ARE JUST A FEW IDEAS Russian and U.S. machineguns, including ,50-caliber anti-aircraft weapons. The bunkers were booby-trapped carefully with landmines, and contained dynamite and other explosives, chemicals and instructions for making napalm and poison gas, smoke grenades and tear gas. Authorities could not link the arsenal with any specific group, but in vestigators said they found literature at Wiggins' home that was anti-black, anti-Semitic and anti-Communist "of the most extreme right-wing leanings." There was evidence Wiggins had known the late Wesley Smith, organizer of the California Rangers, which was described by the state attorney general's office in 1965 as "a secret guerrilla warfare unit." 75?J 99 tac 34 m f - TiV jiA717 16 pc. '." Drive Met. 1 1 96 nc Socket Set. 20 pc. Combination 'V 1 A' 1 '," drive Socket Set. 9 tune-up kit. 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Federal authorities stepped up their involvement in what is believed to be the largest stockpiling of illegal weapons in U.S. history. "It keeps snowballing," said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "We don't know where it will end or how much stuff is actually out there." Fresh finds of hidden military equipment were made in three separate areas of Southern California from Lancaster, where 6 tons of arms and explosives were found in bunkers earlier, to Ontario where 3 tons have been seized, to the San Bernardino County desert community of Wrightwood. In custody in connection with the case is Donald D. Wiggins, 41, Ontario, a self-employed foundryman, who surrendered to authorities Thursday and reportedly led them to a desert area near Lancaster where most of the weapons were found. Authorities said Wiggins is known to have had ties with right-wing organizations. "There is enough to equip a 200-man company of military personnel," Sheriff Peter Pitchess said prior to yesterday's new finds. "We are satisfied it was placed by a paramilitary organization. It could very likely be a group who planned to overthrow our form of government." Police in Ontario, acting on a tip, raided Wiggins' home early yesterday and discovered a hidden cellar filled with a submachinegun, machinegun parts, a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition. "There was enough material to fill the back of a pickup truck," a police spokesman said. Then, later in the day, San Bernardino County officials reported the discovery of "several" 20-gallon barrels filled with arms and explosives along with gas masks and anti-tank guns on a road near the town of Wrightwood. A bomb squad was sent. The location was approximately 100 miles northeast of Lancaster, where 6 tons of weapons and military supplies were found in four bunkers. A spokesman for the Sheriff's Department said a link between the two finds could not be established immediately. But he said it was known Wiggins owned property near Wrightwood. A U.S. military helicopter, equipped with an infrared camera, took pictures of the desert area near Lancaster some 60 miles north of Los Angeles early yesterday, looking for more bunkers where weapons might be hidden. The weapons included rifles, pistols, hand grenades, mortars, bazookas and French, Japanese, German, Utility Tax: Firms Keep Overcharge WASHINGTON (UPI) - Public interest groups said yesterday that 134 of the nation's major privately-owned electric utilities including Florida Power & Light Co. charged consumers for $1.5 billion in federal income taxes which, because of tax breaks, the utilities wound up keeping. In addition, the groups said, 43 utilities paid no federal income taxes at all. The report by the Environmental Action Foundation (EAF) and the National Consumer Information Center was based on Federal Power Commission records for 1975. It was the second annual report by the two private citizens' groups. "Electric utilities charged their customers $2.2 billion for federal income taxes (in 1975), but paid only $728 million to the Internal Revenue Service, resulting in an overcharge of $1.5 billion," the report said. "This is over one-half billion more than the $936 million overcharge reported by EAF in a similar study last year based on 1974 data." A spokesman for the Edison Electric Institute, which represents several privately owned utilities, characterized the allegations as "the same old, tired charges they've made for years." "We pay hundreds of millions in taxes every year, not only federal but state and local," the industry spokesman said. "There are certain tax benefits for certain things. Accelerated depreciation for instance every industry enjoys that. "They're just advocating public power. Generally public power groups in the United States pay no taxes at all, but they don't say anything about that." The report by the two groups, entitled "Phantom Taxes in Your Electric Bill," blamed the situation on tax breaks granted to the utility industry since 1954. The largest single break is accelerated depreciation, which allows a company to "postpone indefinitely the payment of certain taxes," it said, and "a second tax loophole, the investment tax credit, provides additional tax savings." Chicago's Commonwealth Edison Co. showed the largest single tax "overcharge" $110 million. Other utilities listed among the top 10 in terms of "overcharges" were Georgia Power, $91.2 million; Duke Power, $64.3 million; Consolidated Edison, $62.5 million; Alabama Power, $57.9 million; Florida Power & Light, $53.7 million; Public Service Electric & Gas, $51.8 million; Philadelphia Electric, $42 6 million; Carolina Power & Light, $37 million, and Detroit Edison, $35.9 million. , It S m X)Pnnv "-v Reg $815. Snowflake ring set with 25 diamonds, 14K gold Sale $652 Reg. $425. Wedding set of 14K gold: 5 diamond engagement ring, matching band. Sals $340 WW... SALE $299 Reg. $450. Men's ring with 3 diamonds in 14K gold setting. Sale $360 Reg. $350. Snowflake ring with 9 diamonds, 8 rubies in 14K gold. Sale $280. Reg. 349.95. 625 watt microwave oven. Dual power for cooking and defrosting Contoured black door with window Oven with big 1.3 cu. ft. capacity 2 speed, 35 minute timer Interior light Cookbook included. 5650. Reg. $375. 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