Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
32 THE LETHBR1DGE HERALD Wedncsdoy, April 4, 1973 A family hug Air Force Capf. Rudolph Zuberbuhler, a former prisoner of war, hugs his Judith, and two daugh- ters, Carolyn and Jennifer, after his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington. Juberbuhler is from Col- fax, Washington. His wife and family live in N.C. Munich agreement still denounced By KEVIN DOYLE Canadian Press Staff Writer A piece of paper, which in 1938 gave Hitler's armies the opening they needed to seize and occupy Czechoslovakia, still stands in the way of a reconci- liation between that country and West Germany. The Munich pact is denounced by every state that was party to Italy, France and Britain. But what to do about it next perplexes international ex- perts. Basically, the agreement gave the Sudetenland border territories of Czechoslovakia to Gennany with the blessing of the other three signatories. Less than five months after its sign- ing, Hitler overran the entire country. West German Chancellor Willy Brandt now is anxious to restore normal relations wiih Czechoslovakia as part of his policy of reconciliation with Eastern Europe. But when German and Czech- oslovak officials meet in Bonn next week, observers believe there is a good chance the 1933 Mouiitbatteii ordered to cut activity NEW YORK (Reuter) Lord Mcuntbatten of Burman, the Queen's uncle, announced here that he has been ordered by his doctors to reduce his public en- gagements by per ecu'. The announcement was made by the 73-year-old rarl in a tape-recorded speech played Monday night at a dinner at the Plaza Hotel bcrc at which he to have been a prominent guest. Instead of attending. Lord Mountbatten left for the Ba- hemas 1o stay with friends. He arrived in the Tnitod States Sunday nicht on the maiden flirht of British Caledo- nian Airways London-to-Xe-.v York service, but his plane had to land at because of bad Tfcathcr htrc. He was driven straight from Boston to New York, a four- hour journey. The dinner was attended by leading British and T.S. mdus- triplistj; 1i wart 'he entry British Ci'i'orlonir'Ti in'i 'ho XoTth Atnrric-aii schcduJed air- line -market. accord will again provide an in- surmountable obstacle to agree- ment. The last attempt at a set- tlement was broken off a year ago -when negotiations became deadlocked on the issue. HOW INVALID? Prague insists that the Mun- ich pact be declared invalid from the time of its signing. Bonn readily agrees that the pact is no longer valid and was, in any case, always immoral. But the West Germans con- tend that to label it as invalid from the beginning would pose major legal problems for the millions of Sudetenland occu- pants who were "Geranized" by the agreement and expelled from Czechoslovakia after the Second World War. Some observers say the j Czechoslovaks now may be un- der pressure from the Soviet Union to soften their demands somewhat. The Soviet Union, l East Germany, Poland and Ro- I mania have already established full times with West Gennany. Hungary and Bulgaria are anx- ious to follow suit as soon as an agreement is reached with Czechoslovakia. i The main fear of West Ger- many in resisting the Czech- oslovak demands is that if the Munich document is condemned as illegal from the start, Prague could then claim repa- .raticns for Hitlers seizure of the territory which it. won back 1 at the end of hostilities. I WOULD BE TRAITORS Also, if the agreement was never valid, all those Sudeten- Madders who fought in Hitler's armies would be deemed trai- Itors to Czechoslovakia since their citizenship would not te- 1 gaily have beer, changed. i France and Italy, in Uic late 11940s, agreed that Ibc pact was illegal from the beginning. Brit- while denouncing 3338 agreement, has refrained from 'declaring that it was invalid from the start. 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