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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 HERALD y, rebrunry 9, 1977 Only 100.000 fell I> j-nB'f't'Zli S I U f S'l' MODERN-DAY BIRD MAN Charles Jeffries, who parlayed a parrol ncl inlo a parole fcr h'imscif cmd other prisoners, puls "Elvis" through his acl at a tourist attract- ion in where he has set up a show with one cf his pupils. Jeffries is now an instructor of animal psychialry at a pr'son in California. bank-robbers problem in West Germany ni in- TUiUls MHKI, OliM'rviT Sn'vicr v.V.M (lyniiiiiiy's in- tellectual Left i'.1- Km dri'Tii iiilo painful by dor Me.inhof >v.'in2 come iho hn- cmies Nuinlic: One. Shrr.ld1 they givu help ar.d to the group. 'ie.vHc nvord of bank ;'n.I u'.ir.-bal- Ue.s with ihc For 1H mor.ln been vainly leaders. once Ormuny s enl let! woman journal- ist. and Andres Baader. 23, four yt-nrs EIEIO >et fi'T m two Frank i u T i ilc-pari-mont store? n "rcuilunnnan1" pro- test pcp'urr. Taking Ki'in Antrim a? their exP.ir.pV. '.K-v vo creale an urkm e.iernlla move- ment in lii'rmri.-.y In destroy existing s o i c i y. call themselves the K.-VF, the Red Army Faction. Kej'-cir-d by vir- tually oM-er left- wing group.-. tially anarchists appear lo believe r.cii-'m U most effective nu'ar.s nf With 11 in jail lhf> RAF's hani-cnre cslirnMal to be down V' t tr-ey have receiver) nujn.1- pub- licity during nt'crit moiiLiis. Bonn's lop chirr liss called Ih'jm "Hie n[ tUe most dancnrou- desjxrados" end of Wrirlf! V.'ar II. The RAF is nll'ser! to havr planned Ihc- kidnapping of Chancellor Urandi, 1 n s t year. He v.as U1 been hold in a counlry house iinul mem- bers had been rrlea-rvl Thii project seemed ivildly rv- travaganl. nitenlion lo build '-i helicnpln- u. n IV-rlin backward for ihr rol'-r.r.r of an impri-oned I-.A1-" lender. Although Frau Meinhof and her companions went under- ground as far back as May 1970, they claim any exploits of real political .signifi- cance so far. Tnry have Mpged five bank rvchanC- ed uilli t Ji pnljrr civ f-lolen in-nunr i'able, port-S and f: '.'''d from jail. The raMialiy loll consi.sLs of one policeman one RAK girl killed. In a counlry where about l.noo bank robliorio.s and TfXi eases of murder and manslaughter occur every the deens the- r-Mein- hoff group are of minor .signifi- cance. Yet. I'ney in en built up. particularly In tin1 f-f the riizhl Sprimi- rr chain, in'f -i d'-adU Ihrnl lo law nnd nrd-r A'nuir-l tend to (-.'-''v niai'ir bank roblvjrj' lri HAI' Rcccnlly. police llnouL'b'iiit the eounlry, from Hamburg !o Munich, v.rre to a whilr Alfa Roim-n in winch RAF niombr-rs r r n rcpnrlcd to be travelling. Rnad blocks mannofl IA In armed po- ll were set up nl k'-v hclionplrrs pntrolled mo- t onlays, r guards s-. s- lemnhcallv lu-d all c.'ir.s. iVnhody canuhl. In an ominous iiu idrni at Mu- nich '.lie oilier Iv.n de- leetives opencrl fire ;il a Dutch lorry driver Ihr-y er- roneously 11 is coni- paiunii a man. "ir inahililv nusspklcrf of n minor RAF member for alleged participa- lion in a Kmk robbery has re- venled how some left wing intoHi'f-lu.'ils have boon wilb'ng [o ticln and she Her HAF men and prl> on the run from the en if Miey dLsagi'ee, wii'i ;hoir methods ul -vnolence. Arnonc those named by the riL'ciisod aj-e iournalists, a imi- professor, n a woman sociologist, They 1 willing tn give assistance even it had become evi- dent Lhat the aetivitic5 ot the Mcmliof group eon- sisiod chiefly of bank robberies, i CONTUSION j Left wing Intellectuals ap- 1 JXMT to be m a state of acute i confusion at what stage actions to ho politically jiLslifi- able and become ordinary crimes. Countess Marion Docn- boif. of DIF. ZEIT, West i Germany's loading liberal wcokK. attributes support for j moTiibo-r.s of Urn RAF to pres- sures of fashion. Nobody wants to bo regarded as D reaction- aiy lo-'lay, she sa'ld. and it is "iif1 to oppose exisling society. Tlie Baader Mcinhof prob- leni has divided Germany's in- tellcctual Left' mlo two oppos- i ins camps. Professor Mas Ilovkhoimer, one c-f the found- iu-i fathers of the German New 'Loft, is convinced that Frau Mcmhof and her companions are achieving exactly the oppo- site of what they are seeking. i Their actions merely reinforce Ibfi Right and hinder change in 1 Germany. i For the left wing pcriwli- cal KONKRET, whicli happens i lo be edited by Mrs. Meinhnf's i PX husband, the HAF is so in- volved in erimc that it has be- come "a grave danger" to the eniire socialist movement in j Germany. However, Ulrike Meinhof has fc-und an eloquent defender in Heinrich Boell. one 1 of Germany's leading novelists and president of the Internation- al PEN centre. i crated by the cam- paign of Ihe Springer Press, vhich he condemns as an in- vitation to Ijiich justice, he de- cribos Frau Meinbof as a mis- j 1 puidcd idealist, tn despair. liuxirirs "f her grnup, Boell arn much wilder lhan lhi.ir actual deeds. The, vnry fact lhal she is on Ihc run should arouse sympathy. Bocll fears that she risks j beins killed in circumsLances i Avill never be clarified. .His proposal is that she KUM-antced "free passage" to Ihe. law courts whcie she could r-xnl.iia herself lo world opin- ion. Fran Mcinhof nnrl her com- panions arc. in fact tlic last ao t.hi.-J. remnant nf ihr nnco-pow- Ilir- A.I'O. In IfM (hry ff'iild .in.fVin proplr fnr bail Ins in Merlin. Today] i'le ovenvhelminc majorily nf ihc has lx> come part of established so- eiely. It was PYau Meinhof's des1- I pair alXHjt Ihe "Rliotlo lion'' of l.lvo sun'ivintT radical: K r o u p s, friends claim. I drove IKT inlo the nnder- m'Oiinrl and Iho ensuring bank I roblwne.v She felt inrapp.ble resurn- i her place in ihe Mi-wing a.s a Inlented i a p e r columnisl. Like iro.si of Ibo others in tlio fiifnip J she rome.s from a family of I bourgeois bnektiround. Most of I In- (iAF mnnlifi-s studiod at a 1 iirmrrMly. In l-'rau Meinhof's as nlhcrs, il nai work u'ilh ynunf; delm- which appears to j tho rejeclion nf KO- riety as it exists today. Evi- dently the APO's early success misled l-hein about the chances of a revolutionary movement. They misjudged (lie real .sit- uation in Germany. German wo-kers are in no mood today lo become urban guerrillas and lo fight a revolutionary war. HID DK .IANKIKO I AC' Indians have duin- dlctl to perhaps lai.onu. A Jinan C'.ilhohi1 dovumt-ul si .'d recently said" ai'e heading s-lowly c Iiu al and bMjlrdical ''xiiue- liou." Many of Ihe cutmlrv's lead- ing scienlisls and f i made similar pre- 1. 11c Craftsman 12-pcc Socket SOL each piecp iely, IB 1.W Craftsman Screwdrivers 200-pc to flioose from ly in inilciliuclililc, shnrkprool pin Selcf.tlon rhillipi, Rnlinrts blndcs nrifl SI.lil In ?2.ia (II Now only rn.............. i5.9c> Uravy nil wltli Ihn moclinnir m nuiul Tnln lilh nul (or rn.y lo all vi o( llii! bn.. SIM: iiofi. ss.nn. Nnw only enmc Tiiippr-Tllff" alloy nnd p'jqr, nntno n.i ihe above srt- Scl con.sisti of: one 6-pt. spark plug socket; seven 12-pl. sockcls; a univer- sal a quick release rnichcl, 3'' extension bar; and a handy permancx box. Craflsmjui 24-pc. Metric Set Reg. 24.99 Uncondilionnlly quainnlned no! tn break- llinl's how lough il is! Scl sevrn 12-pt. sockets (10 lo 17 quick roloar.n rntchrl, 3" extension; 6 npcn end (7x9 to 17x19 8-pc. metric. Hex Key sot. Completn wilh mrlnl box COSTS NO MOKK AT STMPSONS-SIOAKS STORE HOURS: Oprn Daily 9 n.m. lo p.m. Thursday nnrl Friday 9 n.rn. to 9 p.m. CrnJro Villngn. Telephone 328-9231 ;