European Stars And Stripes, March 23, 1979

European Stars And Stripes

March 23, 1979

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Issue date: Friday, March 23, 1979

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 23, 1979, Darmstadt, HesseIsraelis alerted as pact nears By United Press International Israel, fearful f attacks by Palestinian guerrillas lo provoke hostilities to spoil the Middle Hast peace treaty. Thursday or- dered troops on alert along its easternfront with Jordan and Syria As if confirming those fears. Iraq warned other Arab states that if they do not harden their opposition lo (he Kgyp- tian-lsraeli peace accord, they will betreated as traitors and overthrown. The treaty is scheduled to be signed in Washington Monday by Kgyptian Presi- dent Anwar Sadal. Israeli Prime MinisterMenachcm Begin and President Carter. The Israeli military beef-up was ordered by Defense Minister Ezor Wei/man only hours after the Knesset overwhelminglyapproved the draft peace treaty with Egypt, an action Egypt's president saidwas insured by his secret ally — "the Is- raeli mother." Wcizman ordered the alert to prevent Syria. Iraq and Palestinian guerrillasfrom initiating hostilities on the Israeli frontier todetract from the peace pact./rfcThe army stands on alert always, and f • more during the last few days withthe events in the Middle East and with pos- sible threats from Iraq. Syria and Jordan," Wcizman said. Me said Israel faces "more than 5.000 tanks and 1,200 planes" on the eastern front.A military spokeswoman vaguely de- scribed the alert as "a fairly routine situa-tion, with a bit of alert to be prepared" for anypossibility.The Knesset's 95-18 approval of the treaty climaxed two days and 28 hours ofdebate — the longest in its history. Two deputies abstained, four did not vote andone was absent. The vote came as no surprise to Sadat,who is resting at his Nile Delta Barrages retreat. "I knew this," a visibly happy Sadat said. "Do you know why? Because I have aC 't ally in Israel that I depended upon.- Know who? The Israeli mother." Sadat said he never lost hope a treaty(Continued on Page 28, Col. 1) U.K. ambassador slain in Holland I'lIK IIAIH'K. Netherlands il'l'li -(lumiu'ti sluil and Killri! lite ItHlish ambas- sador to tin* Netherlands alonn uilh a Iccn-ap'il v;iM Thursday as llu- cnvn\ — an e* |>cil on sminly — Icll Ins uilniuulnl house at n regular hmir. Tin- amlxis.sadnr, Sir Richard Sykes. .~)H. died .11 a nr,uIn hospital two hours .ifUT Hie attack. His driver and a woman olficial I nun theMrilish Foreign Olhcc who also was in Ins Kolls-lloyce linviusini' were unhurt The woman. Alysun Italics, pul herhandbag in Iron! of licr lace tn protect her- sell (mm living glass and did mil sir ilu> aMaekcrs iSecplmlu. P.-igc:i i "II was only when Ihe chauffeur dr-ivc- out into the Mreet Ihal ', icah/.ril the am-bassador had turn shot and xvas imcon- scums." slit1 said. The driver look Die ambassador In a pn-lice station around tin- cnnu'f and was guided In ii hospital Ihal had been npciicdonly the day before. The ambassador's I'J-ycar-old valet. Dutchman Karel Straub. died in the same hospital. He was holding open the door nl the limtiiisine when the attack came. A police ollicial said the two gunmen be- lieved lo be involved in the attack were "highly trained professionals."They appeared from behind a church and fired from n .small square np|>nsiic ihe ambassador's 17th century residence. Un- official said I'nluc uric investigating a [MssilNhly Ihf ambassador had been killed by Ihe prousional Irish Republican Army, which has close links will) ultra-Id! groups in the Nelhcrliiiuls Sykes was in <'harge »' I'"' invc-sligalinn *L PUBUCATION FOR IKE US ARMED FORCES Vol. 37, No. 337 Friday, March 23, 1979 LANE Bye, dear, I gotta fly A new sign at Raleigh-Durham Airport, N.C., eases parking congestion and gets travelers on their way, without a lot of walking. Blake ^Bennett Jr. follows the sign (o the teller, kissing Linda, as little Slacey walls. his wife. -UHI Ihit'c years ago lollowmg Hie nuir-ilrr ot llnlish Ambassador Chnsloplit-r Ktt'.irt-Itiggs in DublinAs a result, he rocoinmriitlt-d sieppt-tl up security at at British diplomatic missions,including the homes nl senior envoy s Tin- qucslinn was being asked in Th-- Ha- Kile wbelhi-r he ignored those rules him-sell l>i[ilnrnatic sources said lie Icll his resi- lience at the same lime every ilay and lonk the same mule lo Ins nlfice 'At the lime "f Ihe attack, the residence was uni;iiartlcil. IHiU'h Koreinn Minister t'liris van tierKlaaiMV jckiiim'letl^'-il Itnlish Charge d Allaires Roger Harveyexplained the apparently la\ scc'inlt by saying, "There was nnihing lo stiji^i---! ihe ambassador had made any cnemit1.^ any- where lit- was well loved and le-pcclcd'" Harvey said tin- cmbassv hail "no reasonfnrcomplain!" abnu! the butch police Queen Juliana of the Netherlands anil Queen K!i/.abcth II nf llritain sent mes-sages of condolences lo the ambassador's wuiow. Lady Ann. and his three children Squads ol armed police pal rolled The Hague and set up roadblocks Securitymeasures were put iniii ellirl al ollicial Hritisli premises in Ihe Netherlands. Top-season gasoline lack feared NEW YORK (UPIi - Unusually strongdemand for gasoline has reduced U.S. gas- oline inventories and could lead to spot shortages when the peak driving seasonopens of Memorial Day. industry sources said Wednesday. ', the American Petroleum In- itut^repoHed that the nation's gasoline'II bf 5.9 million barrels to 246.4 in the week ended March 'APr*said gasoline inventories in the est week were 26 million barrels below ycar-ago level. Gasoline production rose, however, to 6.9 million barrels a day in the same period from 6.6 million barrels daily a week ear- lier, the API said."Unusually high and early demand for gasoline at this time of year could presage spot shortages as the driving season moves into its pt-aK season between June and Oc- tober." the industry sources said In an encouraging sign, the API saidsupplies of distillates used primarily for home heating oil dropped by only 5 millionbarrels, to 119.3 million barrels, and re- flected milder weather around the nation,particularly in tbe Northeast. Distillate stocks hnd declined by as much as 15 million barrels in recent weeks because of severe winter weather in many parts of the country-"The warm weather is enabling refine- ries to switch over lo making a little more gasoline." the sources said. "As it gets warmer, they will be able to shift more of their production into gasoline " Henneries have the capacity to match their production record of 79 million bar- rels of gasoline a day if they can get enough crude oil. the sources said.Crude oil imports rose slightly to 67 mil- linn barrels in the week ended March 16 from 66 million barrels the week before, the API said. The nation's crude importswere well above Ihe 5 6 million barrels of foreign oil that came into the country atthe same time last year. ;