Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 29

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 36

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetWmdge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, March Pages 29 to 35 The Sinai tragedy: an Israeli My Lai? By TOM TIEDE JERUSALEM (NEA) !t took U.S. Army Lt. William Calley Ihe better part of a bad day to eliminate at least 22 people in (lie Vietnam hamlet of Wy Lai. It took the Israeli Air Force only 15 minutes to create its own My Lpi the destruction of the Libyan airliner and more than 100 passengers over the occupied Sinai Peninsula. And just as (he apparent majority of American people has stiil net after severs! years of considering the facts of the Vietnam massacre- decided that their soldier was wrong, so too dees and will t're Israeli population over- v.'hehnlngly support their mil- itary's actions. There is some woe here, to be sure, that so many help- less civilians had to be caught in the shoot But the hard sentiment is, as numer- ous patriots coldly put it, "better Arabs dead than Jews." The callousness comes as a surprise to many foreigners here. Israelis lost their image as a long suffering, almost pa- cifistic, people. Following brilliant victories in three wars wiiH their Middle East enemies, the feeling lingered that they were still totally humanitarian. That feeling, much to their adversaries glee, is now shaken. A disgusted tourist here, purchasing an air ticket "on the first plane out "of this said it for a number o' visitors shocked by the air- line slaughter: :'l always felt sorry l-Vlhe Jews. Hitler and all 'm Christian but I was iicppy when Israel was cre- ated. I've read for years how they have made this land bloom and advance. But now I look around here. I talk la these people, and God it i-eally scares me. They're fj hardnosed it makes the Julin Birch Society look left- wing, I talked to one cat and you know what he said? He said any Jew that doesn't agree the Libyan jet had it coming is a traitor. These people are really scary." The t o u r i s t' s view, no doubt, is exaggerated. But for Americans especially, used to a cornucopia of public opin- ion, the Israelis can appear to be regimented in a kind of lock-step chauvinism, par- ticularly concerning the mil- itary. Solidly into the 1070s as a nation, Israel is decades be- hind the Western world's modern concept of military patriotism. Where Americans are tearing down some of their statues to war, Israelis are just putting theirs up. "When they play the na- tional anthem says one observer, "you could get all two and a half million of them to pick up muskets and march on any nation in the world." Phenomenon "If Israelis lost their image as almost pacifistic following brilliant victories in three wars, the feeling lingered that they were still totally humanitarian." Panama leaders seek U.S. ouster from canal zone PANAMA (AP) The flags of both Panama arid the United States fly in the Panama Canal Zone. The symbolism is lost on Panamanian leaders who see 3 kind of colonialism and "big stick" diplomacy in U.S. domi- nance of the ground from wliich Ihe Panama Canal was gouged impress this GO years ago. Panama will The Greatest... 'MOBILE HOME LIVING' SALE EVER SEEN in LETHRIDGE is still on at JOE'S MOBILE HOMES I The best buys are here... Check with us and be sure I viewpoint next week on mem- bers of the UN Security Coun- cil, which is meeting here at Panama's invitation. The Canal Zone is a strip ol land 10 miles wide at this coun- try's waist. Panama proper is about employees, most Panamanians. Life in the zone is easier, cheaper and more comfortable. Most supervisory personnel are U.S. citizens. The zone has its own police force and U.S. courts. Torrijos claims that U.S. troops are not needed foi protecting the canal and ha: said he wants them out. U.S sources have said he probabl; will agree to a reduction of mi! itary. Few persons expect the U.S will give up protection or oper We guarantee you won'f get better value or buys anywhere than right here on our sales lotl This is where all the action is really at with worth of new 1973 units now going at savings up to FEATURING The Fabulous Homes of KNIGHT SCHMIDT INDUSTRIES LTD. In Single and Double Wide See Ihe oil-new 24' x 56' 3 bedroom with 2 end many other fine features, now on display! It's a home fil far a king. Gracious living wherever yott go! Example of llie Savings! 14' X 60' 3 BEDROOM UNIT Fully furnished carpet In living bedroom, ha M Now, as Low as AISO The Incomparable Homes by GENDALL In all sizes from the smallest right up to the largesll Singles from 12' x 52' up 1o 14' x 68'. featuring bright-new exciting belter living ideosl 4 Reasons why you should deal at Joe's 1. Quality. All units carry CSA approval 2. Low term financing 3. low rale terms on both sides. alien ol the canal. The strip came under U.S. rule in 1903 when a treaty was signed with flic 15-day-old Pan- amian republic giving Washing- .011 full and perpetual sover- eignty over the zone. Panama originally received million and a year, but the annual payment has since been raised to mil- lion. AGGRAVATES RELATIONS The treaty has aggravated re- lations between the U.S. and Panama for years. It resulted in anti-U.S. rioting in 395fi and again in 1954 26 persons were killed. Since last June negotiations between the two countries have gene on, tapering off some- what during the U.S. presiden- tial campaign. Brig.-Gen. Omar Torrijos, who has dictatorial power under Panama's new constitution, has pegged much of his appeal on the question of sovereignty over the zone. Torrijos says ouster of the U.S. is "the only religion unit- ing all Panamanians." Two main areas of negotia- ions that remain to be solved .re U.S. contentions that it re- am the right to operate and de- end the canaland the right to ither improve the existing wa- erway or build a new one if needed for larger ships. ECONOMICS A FACTOR Although Panamanians op- icsc the U.S. presence on na- ionalistic grounds, their antag- onism can also be traced back economic differences be- ween their republic and the J.S. zone. Most of the Americans n the 7one work for the armed forces on one of the 14 military installations. About civil- ians are employed by the Pan- ama Canal Co. or the zone gov- ernment. Both bodies also have The phenomenon has its obvious reasons. Israel is young (25 years this May) and feisty. Israel has a re- ported 300 combat aircraft able to hold more than 100 million bitter Arabs in vir- tual geographic humiliation. Israel is also proud: In 1948 fewer than Israelis de- fended the state against four invading Arab nations. Small wonder, then, the John Wayuism here, where one of the first gifts some Is- roeli kids request from smil- ing parents is a replica ol a "Uzi subnvachinegun. Out of necessity, one, an csprit-de-corps, two, the Is- raeli military has become with the possible exception of tourism the most impor- tant preoccupation in the land. Israelis spend nearly four of every ten tax dollars for defense. The slate cadre, according to one foreign publication, currently totals troops and can be -bloated to at least in 72 hours with the mobilization of reserves. "It's fair to nods one educator, "we're almost, a military society. But a riglit- cous one. Soldiers are genu- ine heroes in this country." Indeed. Every able bodied boy and girl is eligible for conscription, and heroism, at age 18 (after active service, men remain in the national guard unlil age And few complain. It's simply not done. Some girls wiggle out of duty by marry- ing but male draft dodgers are as rare as wings on worms. "It's an honor for me (o says one hairy youth, who in the U.S. would prob- ably be marching on the Pen- tagon. "You Americans can afford to be antimilitary, but we Israelis know our army strength is the only reason we survive." Some protest Net everybody in Israel agrees with this line. Occa- sionally, some free thinker will step forward (o protest conformity. Lt. Doran Kiesel, for exam- ple, has two months to serve in the Israeli army and he can't wait for the end. "I think the shooting down of that Libyan plane was the worst crime in Israel's his- tory. And then the people try to excuse it." Kiesel, 22, who holds both Israeli and German papers, says he came to Israel with great expectations, but in three years he has seen many of the more idealistic ones shattered. "Recently I met a 5-year- old hoy in the street, and he looked up at me and said, 'You're a soldier and you have .to kill me.' "I shook my head, but the insisted 'You're a sol- dier and you have to kill me.' I tried to explain to him that soldiers do not have to kill, that they do only when absolutely necessary, but it was no use. He was brain- washed at 5 years old. That's what they da to peo- ple- here." Yet for any opinion like that in Israel today, there is thunderous, even threatening opposition. When young Kie- sel made his remarks to a newsman, he was overheard by a man named David An- lebi, who retorted: "How can you say that and still wear your Antebi, a middle aged tour guide, speaks for many when hs says, "Anybody who runs Israel down should go and live some place else." Thus it is, in this atmos- phere, few today chance run- ning Israel down. National unity is still too precious to treat lightly. Nationhood is still too fragile to allow creep- ing cynicism. So: Our country right or wrong. No doubt a monument will be built somewhere in the Sinai, as monuments of battles arc built- everywhere here, to commemorate the Libyan plane crash, the in- My Lai. But, some day, when there's peace, no doubt the real Jewish conscience will tear it down. SOD UNDERGROUND WATER SERVICES SODDING LANDSCAPING UNDERGROUND SPRINKLING For more Tnformolion contact ROSS NIELSON IETHBRIDGE, AlBERTA PHONE 328-0924 4. We gu nie vici and satisfaction after purchase! Beat Ihs high rent problems) Get In our great buys now with low, low down payments and long term. Tow ratesi Remember you always buy for less at Joe's Mobile Homes Ltd. Where I Old Experience Pays Off for Youl Open Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Joe's Mobile Homes Ltd. Located of 1st Ave. and 32nd St. S. on Highway 3 East fo Taber Phone 328-0166 or 328-0181 Days After Hours Phono 327-4006 or 327-2416 Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dally Saturday a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. 1o 5 p.m. Back to normal ATHENS, Ga. (AP) A 15- year-old beagle named Jeff is leading a normal dog's life again after a veterinarian a University of Georgia installed a pacemaker (o control his mal functioning heart. "The oper at ion was a is bad home and doing said Dr Kathleen Keating, who per formed the surgery. SIGN PROTOCOL HAVANA (Router) Gib; and Russia have signed a proto- col on Soviet aid at the end o the third session of their join commission on economic ant Kientific co-operation. IS THIS A HUMAN BEING? YOU BE THE JUDGE SEE THE NON-RELIGIOUS PRESENTATION "ABORTION, HOW IT IS" Based purely OR medical, social and physioiogkal areas RESTRICTED 18 YEARS AND OVER YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE SUNDAY, MAR. 11 at 2-4-7 and 9 p.m. FREE ADMISSION PRESENTED BY VHE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1490, LETHBRIDGE Immanuel Lutheran W. T. Schoepp Coaldale Mennonife Brethren-Rev. D. Retzlaff Japanese United W. E. Harms Good Shepherd lulhern A. Olson Rev. M. Taubensee-Ml North Mayor Magralh Drive Christ Trinity Lutheran Church-Rev. H. Marlln Pentecostal Rev. M. Israelson Christian Reformed L M, Rev. L D. Hcmkinson-536 20th St. S. Rev. J. Chapman-617 I2th St. S. This advertisement Inserted by KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIt 1490, LETHBRIDGB ;