Publication name: Florence Morning News
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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 1, 1972, Florence, South Carolina
GOOD MORNING! It's Thursday, June OUR 46TH YEAR NO. 152 The Only Daily Paper Published in Eastern South Carolina FLORENCE, S. C. DAILY SUNDAY PREMIER MEIR WARNS ARAB STATES Israelis Hint e For Airport Massacre TEL AVIV (AP) Premier Golda Meir told Arab slates Wednesday they will be held re- sponsible for the massacre at Israel's international airport in which 25 persons died and 78 were wounded. Hinting broadly at retaliation for the Tuesday night killings by three Japanese terrorists hired by Palestinian guerrillas, iyir.s, Meir told.the Israeli par- liament: "I am sure Israel will find a remedy for what hap- pened, so that it won't happen again." More than 24 hours after the attack, there was still confusion over the identity of victims. A list issued by the government did not match those from hospi- tals. Of-the 25 dead, five re- mained unidentified. fear of an Israeli reprisal strike. President Suleiman Franjich conferred with Pre- mier Saeb Salam and govern- ment and military leaders, and the government announced Lebanon will complain to the U.N. Security Council about what the Lebanese viewed as Mrs. Mcir's implied threat. A leader of the Marxist Popu- lar Front for the .Liberation of Palestine, which claimed re- sponsibility for the attack, boasted in Beirut, "We have many more surprise in store for Israel." In a blast at world govern- ments, over airport security, Mrs. Meir said the massacre could "easily have been pre- a government spokesman, "The French government can only express its surprise at certain official Israeli statements." Expressing France's con- demnation of the attack, spokesman Jean Philippe Lecat tional security measures "that will include a search of all checked bags of travelers bound for Israel." Air France and Paris airport- authorities later announced that starting immediately, baggage vented if only the airline .on The government listed among which the attackers flew had the dead Puerto Ricans, checked theirpassengers." most -holding American pass- The Japanese terrorists flew ports and'eight Israelis, in- into Tel Aviv from Rome on a eluding and a cus- state-run Air France aircraft toms inspector. whose flight originated in W'Belrut, govern-.'Paris. ment officials, guerrillas and Slung by Mrs. Meir's cen- ordinary 'citizens, '.expressed sure, France declared through said extensive precautions at checked by Tel Aviv-bound pas Orly Airport have protected sengers would be searched, flights bound for the Middle East since September 1971. He added-that since.those respon- sible for the attack embarked at Rome .airport, "naturally, neither French authorities nor Air France have security" re- sponsibilities" there. In New York, however, Air France in a statement said the Tel Aviv-bound flight jected to the normal security procedures followed by Air France and other international carriers serving Israel." On arriving in the crowded Tel Aviv terminal building the three Japanese pulled Commu- nist-made submachine guns and grenades from their baggage, then started shooting. "They were tremendously one witness said. "They rogaiors the group had been trained at an Arab guerrilla center in Lebanon. Japan's Kyodo news service said the terrorists could have been three of several United Red Army soldiers sent (o Pal- estinian guerrilla camps sev- eral months ago for training. The radical Japanese group preaches revolution and de- struction of the establishment. The dead Puerto Ricans were members of a Christian pilgri- mage tour which had just ar- rived in Israel. Twenty-six members of the group SPECIAL SESSION Israeli Premier Mrs. Golda Meir, right, confers with De- just stood there pumping maga- fense Minister Moshe Dayan during a special session of the Israeli parliament; zine after magazine into the jj was the second time vio- Tel Aviv, Wednesday, called alter the terrorist attack at Lod Airport Tuesday; struck at the airport "ight. Three Japanese terrorists, hired by Palestinian guerrillas, killed. 25 iper--; jn iess than a month. sons and wounded 78 more in the machlnegun massacre. Four Arab terrorists hijacked gers and their hand baggage. Each checked bag, in addition, was set aside and identified by its owner, before boarding. It added that Air France im- a Sabena to Tel Aviv after it took off .from crowds of screaming and frightened people. They showed no emotion." One of the Japanese was be- lieved killed accidentally by a _ _ The statement said that these bullet fired by one of the other Ronie on May 8- passengers included a search of all passen- attackers, a second committed and crew were captive for suicide by exploding a grenade a day before Israeli command- after spray ing two aircraft with os stormed the aircraft, killed shots, and the third attacker two.of the hijackers, captured was captured. .two girl accomplices and freed The Israeli radio reported the hostages. One passenger mediately is introducing that the prisoner told inter- .later injuries suffered the shooting. ..-The Popular Front claimed that Tuesday's attack was to avenge the death of the two hi- jackers'. South Vlets Regain Lost Kontum Ground SAIGON (AP) South Viet- namese forces wrested back some lost ground in Kontum Wednesday behind diving air- craft that pelted the enemy government defenders at Kon- had improved for the South lum claimed killing 194 enemy Vietnamese defenders at Kon- turn in the past week, the battle for the city has not been "by a long shot." The North Vietnamese, now) holding two ..conx pounds in the: northern" Terminated In Montana city. REACHING OUT Nixon stretches his arm put to clasp hands with a Warsaw girl, one of ands of Poles who packed a Warsaw square to see the President on his arrival in the Polish capital Wed- nesday. Boisterous Crowd Greets Nixon at Polish Capital Nixon with the words which means "may you live 100 years." Moments after Nixon laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Un Warsaw residents stood shoul- of policemen 'night on his historic week it der to shoulder and the crowd known'soidier, he walked to the plans t5 report to a joint ses- the President's motorcade, edge of the crowd that surged sion of Congress Thursday against ranks of policemen nigh linked arm in arm. talks with Kremlin leaders. When he re-entered his car At Warsaw airport, Nixon and stood to wave at the crowd, -said his visits here and to Mos- the police lines gave way and cow were intended to help the Poles .closed in on the wait- "build a new structure of peac? ing black American limousine, in the world." His car started and stopped He referred to the death and several times, continuing at destruction wrought on Poland this pace for a number of during World War II, and said: WARSAW (AP) President Of a million Poles, said Wednes- blocks. Then it broke into the Nixon returned to this Commu- day's crowd was 'at least as clear and carried the President nist capital Wednesday, retrac- large. The Poles again cheered to his meeting with Gierek. ing his steps of 13 years ago, Nivnn with the words Nixon and Polish leaders will and received a warm welcome from an' estimated clapping, chanting Poles. The crowd appeared to be larger but not as emotional as the throng of a quarter-million that mobbed Nixon here in 1959 .when he was vice president, said correspondents who made both trips. At one point Wednesday, how- ever, the crowd spilled through police lines onto the streets of downtown Warsaw, halting the presidential limousine. -After the motorcade Nixon talked 90 minutes with Polish Communist leader Edward Gierek and then was honored at a state dinner. Nixon flew here from Tehran, Iran, where a series of terrorist bombings caused tight security to be imposed on his departure. 'Poland, the Communist world's third largest country, is th'3 fourth and final stop in a jour- ney that has carried Nixon to summit talks in Moscow and break-through agreements wit i Soviet leaders. There was. no official esti- mate of the size of the crowd which lined the President's Ifr mile motorcade route. But newsmen who were with Nixon in August 1959, when the then vice president'received an emo- tional welcome from a quarter Poland has suffered too much from war. Poland wants peace. United States wants peace he added. "Thai if confer mainly on trade and eco- our goal, to achieve a world o. nomic matters. peace for all peoples." The President travels back to Washington on Thursday, and HELENA, Monf. (AP.) rumble of heavy equipment on Montana's. anti- ballistic missle (ABM) project officially comes to an end Thursday, idling an estimated million in equipment and throwing nearly men out of work. Edward Rzewnicki, project manager in Conrad for Peter Kiewit Sons Co. of Omaha, Neb., the prime contractor, said most of the workers would be laid off in the morning. With (he suspension of the project in north-central Mon- tana, which had been, delayed In starting for 11 months by disputes between the govern- .ment, contractors and labor un- ions, comes the loss of a poten- tial to jobs later in the year. Rzewnicki said that accord- ing to the contracts, the men will be paid "show-up" time, ranging from two to four hours of contract scale and either or travel pay, depending on which of the two locations the men worked at. And that will belt. In addition, Rzewnicki said, the firm's in- vestment in heavy equipment, office complexes, housing and Almost from the beginning oi other buildings would, in effect, be shut down. The work came to an end last week when President Nixon 10-deep in some places, signed an arms limitation treaty with Russia, limiting the At the 1'cmb of the Unknown United States to two ABM sites, Soldier, a military band played one in North Dakota that is the Polish and American an- nearing completion and one thems, repeating the music that around Washington, D.C. greeted the Nixons when they arrived from Tehran at the air- port. NATO Allies Approve Parley g INDEX The NATO allies have given the Classified 10D g go-ahead for a major conference :S on European security. Page 16. 1JD g Deaths 2A Local police arrested seven in oil theft investigation. Page 2A. 1 Doctor Editorials X Addresses Congress Tonight WASHINGTON ident Nixon will report straight to 'Congress on his return Thursday night in an.apparent bid to win speedy approval of the strategic-arms limitation pact signed in Moscow. Nixon, returning from his for- eign trip, plans to go from the airport to -the Capitol to ad- dress a Joint session of Con- gress at p.m. EOT. His speech will be broadcast nationally on television and ra- dio. The last president to make suchareDorttoCwwressonan international accord was Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, in 1945, described .the Yalta Agreement among the United States, Russia and Great Brit- ain. The White House would not confirm that Nixon's subject would be arms limitation, The speculation in Congress was that the purpose of the re- port was not only win prompt approval of the 'arms Talks (SALT) to reach a per- manent agreement on limiting offensive weapons. The treaty to limit defensive antimissile systems and the five-year interim agreement on limiting offensive missiles, war- heads, submarines and bomb- ers appears to have over- whelming although not unani-. mous support in Congress. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Rzewnicki said that since the signing of the treaty, the work has been in "limbo." He said they havs received only a sus- pension of work in the contract, no termination. That, a spokesman for the Safeguard Command in Conrad said, would come if the treaty is ratified by Congress. Rzewnicki said there will be some maintenance work contin- uing, such as safeguarding the facilities and insuring that no damage to property occurs, but in clashes south of the airstrip and at the city's northern edge. Associated Press correspondent Pulzel reported the murky''" weather. .The' senior', fighting was-sporadic.- It was highlands said the North-Viet- toe provincial on; narhese We'pulling bactbut John Paul Vann .the senior .the.swtheast ofc will renew their attacks on the the 2nd military .supplies- and troop replace--, region 'that includes the high- ments and troubled by low. North Vietnam, U.S: lands, "told a Pleiku news con- rale, Vann said. aircraft dropped tele- ,'ference.that of the. He said 100 North Vietnamese guided bombs around the key .battle lias ended and the North .offered to. surrender, afjer cpn- soulhern port of Vmh to-block .Vietnamese-are now pulling ta c ting South iVietnamese stored war supplies and destroy .back to resupply, regroup their -hoops -in Kontum by radio petroleum depots, the US .''forces' and! get ready for more but four emissaries.' Command said. -attacks. invited to come forward under With most other fronts quiet, He said although the situation a truce vanished in a gully as they approached the .govern-- ment ,ines gjjd nothing of the .offer. Vann said the enemy had lost: killed in the Kontum fight--- ing in the past nine days, the? majority by artillery and air strikes. South Vietnamese casu-. allies were put at least killed and wounded. Government forces said they reoccupied an abandoned field hospital at the north of town next to the former 22nd Divi- sion headquarters which the. North Vietnamese hold. President Nguyen Van Thieu, who ignored hostile rocket fire to fly into Kontum on Tuesday, spent Wednesday in Hue to bol- ster morale of troops holding the northern defense line on the southern edge of occupied Quang Tri Province. "We will recapture Quang he asserted. But he ac- knowledged: S "...Sure they intend to attack Hue...not only with the troops they have now in South Viet- nam, but they will try to rein- force with another division. The attempt is one thing. What they are capable of is another." There was little action along the My Chanh defense line, at the south of Quang Tri and about 20 miles north of the for- and that he would be in danger mer emperor's citadel at Hue. during the journey. But Associated Press corre- A U.S. District Court judge in spondent Holger Jensen said Brooklyn told Kunstler he had government positions were no jurisdiction in the matter, shelled most of the day. and referred him to stale court. Kunstler got his delaying or- der from state Supreme Court Justice Harold Birns. But when he tried to serve the order at the state correction facility on Rikers Island, Brown was gone. A federal marshal in New York said Brown had been moved out of his cell before 5 a.m. and put aboard a plane. However, U.S. Attorney Gerald Gallinghouse ta New Orleans departure had 63 10BJJ A government scientist has Markets warned of a hurricane disaster this season. Page 4B. Sports Women WEATHER Mostly sunny and cool today Friday. Highs in mid 70s; low tonight in Details, Page 3A. Hustle Rap Brown Out of New York NEW ORLEANS (AP) Black militant H. Rap Brown was hustled out of New York City Wednesday, just ahead of a court order that would have delayed his transfer to New Or- leans for resentencing on a gun charge. Hislawyer, William Kunstler, said he was misled by author- ities when he tried to locate Brown in New York and serve the court order. He called it a "dirty piece of business." Brown is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Court Judge Lansing Mitchell on Thursday for a new sentencing on his i968 conviction.. Federal authorities refused to whether he was in a New Bullet Can't Stop Golfer said Brown's been delayed untif 11 a.m. m w _ Brown, 28, had been sent to "we have exhausted all possi- 'Orleans jaU or'injaif Rikcr's Island after recovering bilities of continuing work, so nearDV city, with the final leg from bullet wounds suffered of Thursday." rtrom t w fimita'lion' agreements already Wash., said Wednesday that not reached but 'to rally backing all of President Nixon's agree- behind Phase Two of the ments ta Moscow have been Strategic Anns Limitation 'disclosed yet In addition to the loss of nearly jobs, a weekly pay- roll of an estimated will come to an end. Kunstler had sought a court order last Tuesday in an effort to block Brown's transfer to on the claim that the ._ tip would jeopardKehishealtb.toft saloons when police broke up the armed robbery of a Manhattan tavern last October. He faces state charges in New York in connection with CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa.