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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THI LITHBRIDGI HIKALD Wednesday, December 27, 1972 Massacre of Israeli athletes., plane hijackings black marks on '72 By DAVID NICHOLSON Canadian Press Staff Writer The massacre of 11 Israeli sthletes during the Olympic Games in Munich served as a sombre milestone of a_ year marked by a growing tide of terrorist violence. As 1972 neared a close, there ap- peared to be little prospect of success in dealing with such and the related prob- lem of aerial hijackings. Outraged fay the Olympic slaughter. United Nations Sec- retary-General Kurt Wal- dheim called on the UN to take immediate action against terrorism. But as soon as the matter was broached, it became em- froiled in political debate. The Arab and African mem- bers, fearful that anti-terror- ist steps might harm their .lib- eration movements, blocked anything beyond a study of the question. Israel was the target of the mcst spectacular terrorist ac- tion. In one major incident, three gunmen sprayed the ter- minal of Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv with sub- machine-gun fire, killing. 25 persons and wounding another 78. Israeli diplomats also be- came the victims of yet an- other of bombs mailed in letters and parcels. Aircraft hijackings reached beyong all borders. As the fig- ures mounted late in the year, it was estimated that one hi- jack occurred every 4% days. Two of the most harrowing acts of air piracy came late in the year. In one, three men took "over a jet in the United States and held it for 29 hours before finally surrendering in Cuba. The plane made nine stops in three countries and at one point the hijackers threat- ered to crash the into the Oak Ridge atomic plant in Tennessee if they were not given million. In the other, seven hijack- ers took control of an Ethio- pian airliner and one explod- ed a hand grenade, tearing a ho'e in the side of the plane, before six shot dead by security guards. A mentally deranged man took control of an Air Canada jet in Frankfurt in November and held a stewardess hostage for 24 hours before be was shot by police. A record for ransom pay- ments was set in February when Palestinian commandos j got million from West Ger- I many after hijacking a West j German jumbo jet to Aden, j Airline pilots protested the I hijackings by holding a 24- j hour strike in June and gov- j emments responded with new measures aimed at tightening security, but no measure seemed likely to end the prob- lem. In a related development, the steady wave of hijackings to Cuba "from the United States appeared likely to ena- ble those two feuding coun- tries to begin talking again. Cuba was reported con- cerned that the hijackers' mo- tive was more criminal than political and indicated it was willing to discuss the matter with the U.S. MAULED MAIL LONDON (CP) Explana- tion typed on the remains of an envelope delivered to a West 2nd business: "The post office that this cover has been away by a snail in the 3tter box in which the letter posted." Jack's 8 oz. pkgs. Prepriced 59c COFFEE Pride of Arabia Mb. Flavotainer Bag MIXED NUT! Johnson 13-oz. net wt. tin OFT DR CARLTON CLUB ASSORTED FLAVOURS 30-fl. oz. bflt. HE YEAR Beyer IOC's bottie 69" SILVIKRIN SHAMPOO Normal, lime or Conditioner.....7 fl. oz. betfie ENOS FRUIT SALTS VEGETABLES Morden Manor Canada Standard Grade Peas, Cream Com, Cut Green or Wax Beam................ 14 fl, oz. tins DILL PICKLES Plain, Garlic or Polish style................... 32 fl, oz. jar COCKTAIL MIX Langis liquid 25 fl. oz. POTATO CHIPS 8-ez. triple 55 79 2.89 BICK'S PICKLES Yum Yum Sweet Wafer, Sweet Mixed.......... 32 fl cz. jar FROZEN DINNER ROLLS Bowness Bakery Pkg. of for PREPARED MUSTARD French's.......................16 fi. oz. jar York 40 fl. oz. tins for CLAMATG JUICE MINCE PIES Mart's 46 fl, oz. tin ORANGE JUICE .00 York frozen concentrate 6 fl. oz, tin PINEAPPLE JUICE Dole..........................43 fl. oz. FACIAL TISSUE White Swan ISO's 2 ply TT pkgs. 3 89 "I Pkgs 5J5J Banquet size Fresh for Flavor CRANBERRY SAUCE or JELLY Ocean Spray 14 fl. oz. tin NAVEL ORANGES Sweet and Juicy, Large Size FROZEN CAULIFLOWER, BROCCOLI SPEARS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS Pks, SLICED PEACHES OR vUUllAlL Canada Choice Grade 14 fl. oz. tins RED OR WHITE-FLORIDA GRAPEFRUIT New Crop, Large Size CANNED HAMS tin Maple Leaf STRAWBERRIES Westvaie Frozen. Canada Choice Grade 15-oz, net wt. pkg. POTATOES .37 Canada No. 2 grade, Red or White...................20-ib. beg GOOD FOOD COSTS LESS ;