Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 8
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 8

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 6, 1976
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8A --June 6, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . -- - ClwrlMfon, W«1 Vlrjinis Florida Klan Awards Black Man $1,000 LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) ~ The Ku Klux Klan will give $1,000 to a black man for his work in helping law enforcement officials crack the central Florida ski-mask terrorist case, a Klan official said Saturday. John Paul Rogers, grand dragon for the United Klans of Florida, said his group will give the check to Sam Coleman, a former convict who served as an undercover agent for the Florida Department of Criminal Law Enforcement. Coleman, who is being protected by law enforcement officials, was not available for comment. The terrorists, said by police to be a group of black men who wore ski masks during at least 16 attacks on white families, kept many central Florida residents in fear between October of last year and Jan. 20. Rapes, robberies and at least one murder wereattributed by police to the gang. The Klan offered the 51,000 reward for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the terrorists. Rogers said he talked with law enforcement officials recently and they agreed that Coleman deserved the money. A task force of nearly 50 law enforcement officers conducted a raid Jan. 20 in Gordon Heights, a small community just north of Bartow, and arrested Daniel M. Thomas, 27: his wife, Lattie Mae, 26: Lee 0. Martin. 19: and his brother, Cody C.Martin, 16. Officers raided Thomas' and Martin's home after Coleman allegedly purchased three weapons from the suspects. The weapons, police said, linked the suspects with at least three raids in central Florida. Italians Want Identities Of Lockheed Participants ROME (AP) -- An Italian pa^liamen- tary delegation of two Christian'-Democrats and a Communist flew to the United States on Saturday seeking the identities of Italian politicians involved in the Lockheed payoffs scandal. Newspapers called the trip a "Hunt for Antelope Cobbler," using the code name by which Lockheed documents were said to have referred to a former Italian premier. Angelo Castelli, president of a special parliamentary investigation commission, told airport reporters the group hopes to obtain documents and quetion witnesses who can shed further light on the scandal that has rocked Italy and the dominant Christian Democrat party during a crucial election campaign. Castelli was accompanied by fellow Christian Democrat deputy Giuseppe Cod- acci Pisanelli and by Sen. Francesco d'Angelosante, a Communist. The parliamentary commission is investigating Lockheed payments of $1.6 million in Italy to promote the sale of 14 C130 Hercules planes to the Italian air force in 1970. * * * TWO FORMER DEFENSE ministers, one a Christian Democrat and the other a Democratic Socialist, are already under parliamentary investigation in the case. Commission members have reported that documents sent from the United States mentioned the code name for an Italian premier in the years 1965-69 involved in the corruption case. The three persons who headed Italian governments in those years the current President Giovanni Leone, current Premier Aldo Moro, and Foreign Minister Mariano Rumor have all denied any involvement. The investigation comes during a bitter campaign for the June 20-21 parliamentary elections. The Christian Democrats, in power 30 years and tainted by scandals over Lockheed and U.S. Central Intelligence Agency payments, face a stiff challenge by the Communists who are bidding for a share of government power. The delegation planned to go first to Washington and did not rule out visits to Atlanta, Ga., or California, to talk with Lockheed officials. They expected to be the United States up to 10 days. In Tokyo, the Japanese government said it has offered immunity from prosecution to three former Lockheed officials who have been ordered to testify in Los Angeles about alleged Lockheed payoffs in Japan. The Japanese immunity would cover A. C. Kotchian, former Lockheed vice president, and A. H. Elliot and J. W. Clutter, two former Lockheed representatives in Tokyo. U.S. authorities, at Japanese request, have ordered the three to testify at a Los Angeles court hearing, scheduled to begin June 8. The case concerns allegations that Lockheed made more than $12 million in questionable payments in Japan to boost the sale of its planes, including $2 million dollars in bribes to government officials. Last week to save 15-20% on Baker Furniture. It's the best we offer! We are proud to display furniture from Baker. Through the years Baker has developed a well deserved reputation for producing the very finest furniture available. 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