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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 10A New Texas October Cheers greet accused hijackers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some Americans cheered it as better than an old war and others said the military capture of four men who hijacked a cruise ship and killed a wheelchairbound New Yorker was a long overdue demonstration that the nation could stand up for itself in the face of Go ahead and editorialized the Paul Pioneer Its like the movie Heres a message to Terrorist Were mad as hell and were not going to take it said Jack Sferlazza in But a former senator of Lebanese descent noted a lynch mob atmosphere in the reaction to Middle East saying some people feel its OK to kill some The fact that we finally took retaliation shows that America is no longer a guinea pig weve been con stantly and weve been so said Lee an actor who lives in the New York City neighborhood that was home to slain tourist Leon When the attempted rescue mission of the hostages in Iran failed before it reached the that was an said fellow New Yorker Leda referring to President Jimmy Catters aborted attempt to reach Americans held captive in Tehran in Now we kind of evened up the We have to show our country is strong and said Juan another resident of Klinghoffers He thought the Navys performance in forcing the Egyptian airliner carrying the four alleged hijackers to land at a NATO base in Sicily was better than an old war I give three cheers to the I think they should let these terrorists know not going to play footsie said Postal Service employee Pete of who was confined to a was reportedly shot and thrown overboard by Palestinian terrorists who seized the ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean on Our family will not rest until something Is said his Ruth Mints of Defray 1 think the hijackers should be severely wrote 11yearold Ezra one of the pupils at the Seattle Hebrew Academy who wrote condolence letters to the Klinghoffer America did a great job of catching the I hope that this never happens If only the government can get a hold of them and kill tf you have these kinds of people around no one is safe said Sandra of whose Anne was one of those held hostage on the There seems to be a mood that to go ahead and to kill some its said former James Abourezk of South There is this sense of a kind of lynch from President Reagan on down its cowboy on the part of the on the part of the on the part of the said national chairman of the American Arab AntiDiscrimination The West Coast leader of that Alex was killed Friday when a bomb exploded in his office at Santa The night he had called Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat a man of in reference to the PLOs role in negotiating an end to the Some callers state loudly that we should have more Arabs said president of the American Relations Committee in New York The public opinion and market research firm Mount Vernon Associates of New said a telephone survey it made Friday found percent of Connecticut residents supported the Only percent were opposed and percent were not The survey also found that percent strongly agreed that military force was justifiable in dealing with and that 72 percent said Reagan is doing a good or very good job On foreign affairs in light of the In New York a Daily NewsABC News poll found that approval of Reagans handling of the hijacking soared to 78 percent after the up from 33 percent Strategic defense forces In number of units W SAM launchers J United States Soviet Union 300 1 Modern interceptor aircraft Air defense radars 0 1M ABM Hardened launchers leadership bunkers Chicago Tribune Graphic Source The While House Reagan says Soviets hiding Star Wars WASHINGTON AP President Reagan on Saturday accused the Soviet Union of dangerous deception in con cealing a strategic defense program that he said involves Soviet scientists and engineers and could put a missile defense system in space by the end of the In his weekly radio delivered from Camp Reagan said his Strategic Defense known popularly as the Star Wars shield against nuclear is crucial to maintain the military balance and protect the liberty and freedom of the The Soviets refuse to admit that they have any strategic defense program at the president This is not only It is dangerous for without a full picture of what is going on the people of the world cannot know what they need to know to keep the Reagan said the Soviet Union has the worlds only operational antiballistic missile the worlds only operational anti satellite system and the worlds most extensive strategic air defense In he The Soviets have been engaged in a number of acts that raise questions about their com mitment to the antiballistic missile treaty of including construction of a new radar in Central Sibera which is an out andout violation of the But thats not he The Soviets have for a long time been doing advanced research on their version of SDL they dont talk about All they say about SDI is that the United States shouldnt have But as many as Soviet scientists and engineers are believed to be working on research related to They are doing so well that our experts say they may be able to put an advanced defensive system in space by the end of the cen Reagan said research on SDI is being conducted within the limits of the ABM We welcome the day when the Soviet Union can shoot down any incoming so long as the United States can shoot down any incoming missile the president Reagan described SDI as a means to a balance of safety as opposed to a balance of terror and repeated his frequent argument that it may result in getting rid of nuclear weapons The sooner the Soviet Union comes clean about its own strategic defense programs and joins with us in a real dialogue to reduce risk of the better it will be for the he Hostages widow spat at terrorists NEW YORK AP The widow of the American killed by hijackers aboard an Italian cruise liner told President Reagan on Saturday that she spat in the faces of the terrorists in where she identifed the men for who initiated the telephone call with Marilyn reportedly replied You did God bless The conversation was recounted by Letty a family spokeswoman appearing outside the Klinghoffers Manhattan where Klinghoffer arrived after a flight from to aboard Air Force remained after saying she spat in their told Reagan I will do anything I can to see the killers of Leon brought to said Reagan called Klinghoffer to express his sympathy at the death of her the White House Klinghoffer told the president how much she appreciated what he had said Mark an assistant presidential press She also told him she had an op portunity to face the four terrorists and she told them how despicable they Klinghoffer and other Americans who were held hostage on the Achille Lauro stopped Saturday at en route to the United States and identified the hijackers in a officials and relatives warplanes intercepted an Egyptian jet carrying the hijackers and forced it to land hi where the terrorists were being held for At the sidewalk news conference Klinghoffers Jerry said the family is holding up Asked whether Klinghoffer would return to Italy to testify against the he replied Marilyn I want to get them I want to Ret I will do anything to get them Charlotte who accompanied the Klinghoffers on their said Klinghoffer did not learn her husband had been killed until the day after he was shot and thrown overboard along with the wheelchair to which he was confined because of a also of New York said Klinghoffer was separated from the other hostages because his wheelchair would not fit through a passageway through which the terrorists led the other The hijackers told Klinghoffer that her husband had suffered a stroke and had been taken to the but they refused her repeated requests to see Speigel told It was not until after the hijackers had been removed from the vessel and the hostages freed that the captain broke the news to said real not PLO aide says Yugoslavia AP i A PLO official and an who had accompanied the four hijackers whjo seized control of an Italian cruise ship and then flew from Rome to Belgrade Saturday for a brief a fellow passenger The Yugoslav JAT airliner landed at after having been delayed by airport authorities in Rome for three Reporters at the airport said Mohammed a lieutenant of Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser and his aide were allowed to bypass normal customs wearing a blue safari did not talk to But a passenger on the plane said he had talked to Abbas during the and that the Palestinian told him who he was and displayed an Iraqi The who spoke with the condition he not be quoted Abbas as saying he came to Belgrade for a brief and would be in the capital for two or three We shall continue our struggle to liberate our comrades from Israeli the passenger quoted Abbas as He said Abbas also told him It is the Americans who are the not The American governments act of state terrorism gives us the right and encouragement to use all means in our liberation We will continue to fight the but not the American Abbas was accompanied by another Arab in a light blue In the Italian news agency ANSA said the United States had filed a protest over Abbas depar In the Justice Department said Abbas had been released even though the United States had sent Italy a warrant for his Department spokesman Patrick Korten said a district judge in Washington issued the warrant Friday and sent it to Italian The warrant charged Abbas with and conspiracy to commit both and asked he be held until the United States could file a formal extradition RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL CARPET DYEING CLEANING SERVING AND ALL COMAL CARPET DYEING TINTING UPHOLSTERY DRAPERY CLEANING 24 EMERGENCY SERVICE WATER RESTORATION FREE SMOKE RESTORATION ESTIMATF SANTIZE DEODORIZE tblIMATE J FIBER GUARD TM f 1 MINOR CARPET REPAIR Keep an ear to the ground on local events in the HeraldZeitun Fall TradeIn Days 9r jBring in Your Old 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