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San Diego County CIRCULATION: 1,034,329 DAILY 1,332,875 SUNDAY MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1978 CCt VOL. XCVII86 PAGES DAILY 15c Monday Final Pope Blesses World, Outlines His Policies LAGOON LAW Policeman's Lot a Wet One in Old Venice FIRST MESSAGE Pope John Paul I looks down on crowd of more than 100,000 in St. Peter's Square. APWIrtphoto Offers Rare Insight Into Emotions Felt During Conclave BY WILLIAM TUOHY Tlmw (tiff Wrlttr VATICAN CITY-Pope John Paul I Sunday gave his blessing to the-world, outlined his policies and charmed a crowd of more than 100,-000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square to see and hear the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The new Pope appeared to be totally at ease as he appeared on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square, where his formal enthronement will take place next Sunday. He gave his benediction to the throng at noon and was greeted with widespread applause. Earlier, at a Mass in the Sistine Chapel, where he had been elected Sunday, John Paul I outlined the course he would steer as the 262nd successor to St. Peter as spiritual leader of nearly 700 million Roman Catholics. . In that speech the new Pope, who lias been described as conservative on some church matters, promised to follow the reforms launched by the Second Vatican Council, which was initiated by Pope John XX111 and followed up by Pope Paul VI, who died three weeks ago. Of the Second Vatican Council, the new Pope declared that he wished "to commit our total ministry as priest, as teacher, as pastor" to those reforms. And the new Pope seemed to confirm to the assembled cardinals that he would try to steer a course somewhere between that of John's and -Paul's. In his address of the prelates, the new Pope used the traditional papal "we" and "our" in referring to .himself and his programs. After spelling out his policies in the morning Mass, the new Pope took a more personaLand casual tone in his apostolicbenediction to people in St. Peter's Square and to the rest of the world. Here he seemed to show those human qualities that the cardinals say Scientology Critics Assail Aggressiveness of Church Combative, Litigious 'Guardian Office' Accused of Seeking to Discredit Those It Perceives as a Threat anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbvlate (sic) or stop Scientology or its activities, can make Captain Bligh look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit on what I would do to safeguard Man's only. road to freedom against persons who . . . seek to stop Scientology or hurt Scientologists. L. Ron Hnlbitd, Anr. 15, 1067 BY ROBERT RAWITCH and ROBERT GILLETTE Tlmn Staff Wrlttn BY LOUIS B. FLEMING Tlmti stiff Wrlttr - VENICE, Italy-One day recently two speedboats roared to life at the canal-side Questura, the central police station. One raced south toward the main shipping channel. Another sliced north through the crowded, narrow waterways to the lagoon between Venice and the mainland. Other police speedboats elsewhere converged on the Piazza San Marco. Radio-equipped foot patrols fanned out along the key canals. All were seeking to close in on "Cochise" but this was no "spaghetti Western" movie. "Cochise" was the popular name for the notorious Silvano Maistrello, 29, who had a record of seven prison escapes. He had just tied up his speedboat in a canal near the piazza while he and two other gunmen robbed a nearby bank. When the police radio crackled, "Bank robbery in progress," officers had leaped to the helms of their speedboats almost as soon as the robbers, holding two dozen bank employes and customers at bay, had emptied the money trays. A detective recalled later that it was "standard procedure," but it spelled disaster for "Cochise" Maistrello. Minutes later, still wearing the ski mask he had worn in the robbery, he was shot to death in his own boat. The other two jumped overboard but one was hauled out of the canal and the other was captured five days later. "And we got the 30 million lire (about $35,000) back, too," a police officer said with a smile. "We don't have many bank robberies around here." Three security forces keep law and order in the 496 miles of canals, busy with work boats and water taxis; the 210 square miles of lagoon, and the streets of Venice. They have 100 speedboats at their command. None of the narrow streets of Venice proper will accommodate a squad car, although patrol cars are used in other areas of the multi-island city. The local police have 30 boats and the Carabinieri, the national police, have 20. The third security force, the Guar-dia di Finanza, is Italy's coast guard, tax police and border patrol. Its diverse operations in Venice require 50 boats, including four high-speed offshore craft to intercept smugglers in the Adriatic and carry out rescue operations. All three departments cooperate with one another. Which responds first often depends on which telephone number is dialed in an emergency. Sometimes all three methods of deploying officers by boat, by car and on foot are called into play, as in the case of a recent murder handled by the Carabinieri. "The murder was at Tre Ponti, a short walk from the railroad station where three bridges cross the canals," recalled Col. Andrea Castellano, who commands the Venice Carabinieri. When the call came in, three Carabinieri squad cars were dispatched from Mestre, on the mainland, to seal off the causeway from Venice. A patrol boat was dispatched through the canals to the murder scene. Radio-di-Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 1 U.S. PRELATES' VIEWS Manning Sees Virtues of 2 Predecessors in Pope BY WILLIAM TUOHY Tlmn Staff Wrlttr Carter Will Cut Vacation Short to Fight for Gas Bill BY ELLEN HUME Tlmn Staff Wrlttr JACKSON, Wyo.-President Carter will cut short his vacation by two days, returning to Washington Wednesday to try to salvage his natural gas compromise and work on Civil Service reform and defense appropriations bills pending in Congress, White House Press Secretary Jody Powell said Sunday. "We view the fight on this natural gas compromise to be as difficult as any we have faced in Congress," Powell said. "If Congress fails to act ... it is going to destroy the hope for a national energy policy for this country . . . (and) adversely affect our position with regard to international economic matters, and particularly with regard to the dollar." Powell said that "the entire Administration is going to be involved" in trying to obtain passage of the en ergy mil, "to make sure that the tremendous stakes that are involved in this natural gas question are clearly understood by the rest of the country." - The President has spent much of his time trout fishing, playing Softball and river rafting since he left Washington on Aug. 18 for a two-week vacation. However, he has made an increasing number of phone calls from his rustic lodge in Grand Teton Na-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Governors Fear Tax Gut Tever' . Say Burden on States May Grow Too Large BOSTON GB-The taxpayer revolt is a serious problem for state government and a "fever" to cut taxes and spending may cast a burden on the states that they cannot handle, several governors said Sunday. "It's very serious," said Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts, host of the annual convention of the National Governors Assn., which on Sunday began three days of meetings here. "In Massachusetts, which has one of the highest property taxes in the country, it's particularly burdensome." Gov. William G, Milliken of Michigan, chairman of the association, predicted that some kind of tax limitation proposition would be approved by the voters in his state this fall. "I think there is widespread concern across the county," Milliken said. "People feel in many ways that government has grown too large and that in many respects it is not doing what it does very well." The governors were interviewed on ABC's Issues and Answers. There was general agreement Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 1 THE WEATHER National Weather Service forecast for San Diego: Mostly fair and slightly warmer through Tuesday with low coastal clouds in the late night and early morning hours. Highs today between 73 and 80 on the coast, 83 to 88 inland; lows 63 to 69 on the coast, 48 to 54 inland. Complete weather information and smog forecast in Part 3, Page 12. .WITH SMILE Pope John Paul I raises hand in his first appearance in the white papal robe. AP Wlrepholo attracted them to him as a papal candidate. For one thing, he switched from the formal papal "we" to the more familiar "I." He also gave the world some rare insights into the emotions of one who has just been elected Pope. "Yesterday morning," he said, "I went to the Sistine Chapel to vote in tranquility. I never would have imagined what was about to take place. As soon as it began to be a danger for me, two of my colleagues sitting next . to me whispered words of encouragement. "One said, 'Courage. If the Lord gives a burden, He also gives the strength to carry it.' "And another said, 'Don't be afraid. The whole world prays for the new Pope.' When the moment came then, I accepted. "As regards the choice of names ... I had to slop and think a while. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Pontiff of 700 million Roman Catholics around the world. The American cardinals seemed pleased that the election was completed quickly in only one day with no apparent hitches or rancor involved in the selection of a relatively unknown figure, the patriarch of Venice, as the new Pontiff. Under the rules of the conclave, none of the cardinals can discuss details of the selection. They can only describe their reaction to the results. . But that stated reaction was unanimously positive. Manning had met Luciani previously, he said, and found him to be a man of intellect, simplicity and charm. And along with the other American cardinals. Manning said that what seemed to have appealed most to his Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 1 the Democratic Movement for Change. The Movement split . up Wednesday over internal issues, leaving Yadin's faction with only seven or eight seats in the Knesset, Israel's parliament. The Religious Party, with 12 seats, became the biggest minor party in Begin's ruling Likud coalition and demanded that its leader, Dr. Yosef Burg, minister of education, go to Camp David if Yadin did. Yadin is much more moderate on peace matters than Burg. Begin said Sunday that Israel's delegation would consist of himself, Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and Defense Minister Ezer Weizman. Eight members of their staffs will accompany them, he said. Begin also told reporters: Israel will take no new plans to the Camp David meeting. "Wc don't have to have new options," he said, Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 1 VATICAN CITY-Cardinal Timothy Manning of Los Angeles said Sunday that the key to the selection of Cardinal Albino Luciani as the new Pope lay in the qualities represented by his choice of names. "John and Paul. Everything John XXIII and Paul VI stood for is sanctified in this man," Manning said after emerging from the Vatican conclave that elected the new Pope, who took the name John Paul I. "It was the first time any Pope has chosen a double name, but it was also revealing because of those two previous Popes' names he chose. Whether the new Pope will be more like John or Paul well, we'll just have to wait and see," the cardinal added. Manning was joined by the seven other U.S. cardinals in the conclave in their support of the new supreme It was not the first time that private investigator Eual R. Harrow had interviewed jurors following a verdict, but in a 1974 Los Angeles case involving the Church of Scientology, Harrow said the jurors proved to be "the most difficult group I have ever encountered." The case was a civil suit, and the church had hired Harrow to find out why it had lost The jury had awarded $300,000 in damages to former Scientologist L. Gene Allard in his suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the church for malicious prosecution. "Many of the jury, especially the' women members, were concerned for their safety, and felt that the church may try to do something to the members of the jury," Harrow said in a sworn affidavit. One juror said several of the others contemplated asking for protection, Harrow said. "It appeared that all the jurors were somewhat intimidated by the doctrine of the Church of Scientology," the investigator wrote. "Everyone I interviewed felt they were now 'fair game.' " Fair game is the name the church applied to a policy dictum first expressed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1965, and which he This Is another In a scries of art!-, cles on the Church of Scientology. reaffirmed in a written policy communique to the worldwide church in 1967. The fair-game policy has been a central focus of Scientology's critics among them former Scientologists who contend that the church pursues individuals who offend it with the same combativeness it directs toward government agencies and private groups the church counts among its enemies. In a policy order dated Oct, 18, 1967, concerning a "suppressive per- parently, has even approached the now-crippled governor to seek his endorsement. Nor is any of the lot running against the Wallace record, the years of racial discord or Wallace's use of the governor's office as a staging ground to run for the Presidency three times. The governor's retirement from politics has set the stage for Alabama's most important election in a generation. Besides replacing Wallace, the man who played the leading role in shaping Southern politics in the 1960's and 1970's, Alabama voters will elect two new U.S. senators replacing retiring John J. Sparkman (D-Ala. ) and choosing someone.to fill out the term of James B. Alleff (D-Ala.), who died last June. Alabama underwent a social and Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 son" (SP) or "enemy" of the church, Hubbard wrote: "SP Order. Fair Game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without discipline of the Scientologist May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed." Spokesmen for the church insist that the intent of the fair-game policy has been widely misunderstood by outsiders, and that it signified only that a "suppressive person" could be deprived of the special protections Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 1 Postal Strike Possible Tonight Those Who Refuse to Work May Be Fired Frm TImti Wirt Strvlcts WASHINGTON Union leaders showed little sign Sunday of backing off from a threatened nationwide mail strike as Postmaster General William F. Bolger stood firm on his refusal to reopen contract talks. A strike could occur as early as midnight tonight Bolger, buttressed by a court order prohibiting a work stoppage, said on CBS-TV's Face the Nation interview program, "I personally donH believe that there's going to be a strike." But he added that "everybody has to be prepared for that eventuality." Leaders of three unions representing the postal workers met on and off with federal mediators during most of the day and met informally with Bolger also. However, a source close to the dispute said that "nothing really has changed." Bolger promised that if a strike did develop he would uphold the law, including possibly firing those who refused to work. An officer of the smallest of the three unions called Bol-ger's position "heavy handed." Bolger said a strike would cause widespread economic problems within a few days, although the government has contingency plans, including the use of troops, to Keep the mail moving. U.S. Dist Judge John Pratt on Saturday issued a restraining order that Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 1 FEATURE INDEX" ASTROLOGY. Part 2, Page & BOOK REVIEW. View, Page 6. BRIDGE. View, Page 5. BUSINESS. Part 3, Pages 13-16. CLASSIFIED. Part 5, Pages 1-28. SAN DIEGO COUNT; CLASSIFIED. Part 2, Page 5. COMICS. View, Page 13. , CROSSWORD.Part5,Page2a DEAR ABBY. Part 2, Page 2. EDITORIALS, COLUMNS. Fart 2, Pages 6 7. FILMS. View,Pages7-ll. MUSlC.View,Pages8,ll. SPORTS. Part 3, Pages 1-11. TV-RADIO. View, Pages 12, 14. VITALS, WEATHER. Part 3, Page 12. Begin Snuffs Out Potential Revolt in Israeli Cabinet NOT EVEN A MANTLE TO BESTOW Wallace Being Ignored in Gubernatorial Campaign BY DIAL TORGERSON Tlmn stall wrlttr BY RUDY ABRAMSON Tlmn SUff Wrlttr JERUSALEM-Prime Minister Menachem Begin snuffed out a potential revolt in his cabinet Sunday by announcing that his politically weakened deputy prime minister, Yigael Yadin, would not accompany him to the summit at Camp David, Md. Yadin will stay in Jerusalem as acting prime minister while he is at Camp David, Begin said after Sunday's cabinet meeting. He said it was Yadin's idea. At the invitation of President Carter, Begin and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt are' scheduled to open a new round of peace talks at Camp David on Sept. 5. The decision to leave Yadin behind saved Begin from a potential crisis. The National Religious Party had threatened to make trouble if Yadin went to Camp David and no representative of the Religious Party went along. Until last week Yadin led the 15-member parliamentary delegation of BIRMINGHAM George Corley Wallace, the feisty governor and presidential candidate who dominated public affairs in Alabama for nearly two decades, has all but vanished as a political factor as his state searches for a new generation of political leadership. It has been only three months since he announced his retirement from the campaign wars and he still has four-months to go in his third term as Alabama's chief executive. But in the struggle to determine his successor, Wallace is already a forgotten man. His followers have scattered to at least four contenders in a herd of Democrats running for the party nomination in the Sept. 5 primary. Seldom is his name even mentioned, either by the candidates or the voters. None of the candidates claims to wear the Wallace mantle; none, ap

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