Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
low tonight 35 high Thursday 45 The Lethbridge Herald Vol. LXV No. 225 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEFfEMBER 6, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 52 PAGES The victims: 11 Israeli athletes, 5 Arab terrorists, 1 German policeman 17 die in bloody Olympic carnage but Games continue Next host declines to comment MUNICH (AP) Members of the organizing committee for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal declined comment to- day on the incidents that have marred the current games here. Pierre Charbonneau said fol- lowing the memorial service for the Israeli athletes killed in terrorist action by Palestinian guerrillas that the Canadian group had adopted a strict "no comment" approach to the sub- ject. "It is still the 1972 Games and Germany is the host coun- Charbonneau said. "It would not be appropriate [or us to comment." MEMORIAL SERVICE A bouquet of flow- ers beside the Olympic torch in the Munich Olympic Stadium as a memorial to the 11 Israeli Olympic team members killed by Arab terrorists during night. The stadium in the background filled to capacity. World reacts with revulsion at slaughter "By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arab newspapers came to the defence of the Pale- stinian guerrillas today as much of the world reacted with shock and outrage to me slaying of Israeli ath- letes at the Munich Olympics. "The world may call these said the Egyptian Gazelle, "but it must expect to continue until Palestinian rights are restored." "As long as Israel refuses justice, it cannot expect the Arabs to leave it in peace." The leftist Beirut pnper Al Moliarrer, wliich Is to tlie Palestinian commandos, commented that "pub- lic opinion has always been against the Arabs, never taking their side .into consideration." "So public opinion needs a sharp blow to become Impartial." (SAYS GOAL POLITICAL Beirut's Al Naha, apparently referring to peace feel- erd between Israel and Egypt, said the Munich assault had a political let certain Arab states know that any settlement with Israel will never be complete "because there will always be Individuals, however few, who will continue to fight." Government radio stations in Iraq and Syria and Arab nationalist newspapers In Lebanon accused the West Germans of treachery in opening fire on the guerrillas as they tried to leave with their Israeli hos- tages. "Commandos at Munich victims of a was tha headline in Ihe right-wing paper Safa. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed horror 'and out- rage at the killings. "I know all Canadians snare my outrage at terrorism wherever it Trudeau said in a telegram to the West German Olympic committee, "Those feelings are matte even, more intense how- ever when such cowardly and vicious a els are commit- ted at a time and in a place dedicated to the brother- hood of man." In a telegram to Ihe West German Olympic com- mittee, Mayor Jean Drapcau of Montreal, where 'the' 1976 Slimmer Olympics will be held, said: "Deeply sor- rowed by developments of the last few hours in Mu- nich, the people of Montreal express feelings of soli- darity in this ordeal as they rejoiced in the immense success of the Olympic Games." CALLED OUTLAWS President Nixon branded the Munich terrorists "in- ternational outlaws of the worst sort who will stop at nothing In accomplish their goals." The U.S. president said he felt a sense of deep outrage. Senator George McGovern, Nixon's Democrat- ic party rival in the November election, said he was "sickened by the outrage." Israeli newspapers demanded revenge. United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim cabled Premier Golria Meir that "words cannot ex- press the revulsion and shock which all people of good will must feel at this appalling event." The first outright Arab condemnation came from King Hussein of Jordan, who has battled the Palestinian guerrillas himself and defeated thsm. Ho said the Mu- nich tragedy was "an abhorrent crime perpetualed by sick minds who do not belong to humanity." But one of the strongest voices in the Arab world took a sympathetic view toward the terrorists. Mohammed llassanein licikal, confidant of Egyptian President Ahuai- Sadat and edilor of Ihe semi-official Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram, said the attack was the desparate act of "people in a desparate condition." He added thol "certaiii extremist organizations are out of step with the times." B.C. power transfer to come 'in due time9 VICTORIA (CP) British Columbia's Social Credit party will transfer the reins of the government to the New Demo- cratic Party "in due Premier W. A. C. Bennett said Tuesday. The premier, whose party was defeated in the Aug. 30 provincial election, told report- ers after a cabinet meeting that there would be another cabinet meeting on Friday be- fore he announces the dale of the transfer of power to Pre- mier-elect Dave Barrett. Mr. Barrett was in seclusion Tuesday and his Victoria office said the premier-elect would not make any statement on the changeover until Mr. Bennett has announced his date. His office also announced that the first caucus of the 38 KDP members elected to the 55 member legislature will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16. Tuesday's cabinet meeting, the first since Social Credit was reduced at the polls to 10 members from 36, lasted a little over an hour. Wesley Black, outgoing pro- vincial secretary, told re- porters before the meeting that twc months had elapsed be- tween the election of social credit in 1952 and Its actual coming to power on Aug. 2 of that year. "It's great if you're support- ing the oilier side and are glad the government is out. But it's not so simple as just taking a few mementoes oft the wall and clearing out your desk. "Particularly in some of the larger departments It takes time. And, remember, some of us have been here for a long time. I have spent one third of my life Mr. Black said. Premier Bennett emerged from the meeting smiling and said: "Everything is fine the finances of the province are in good shape." Asked if he would serve as opposition leader or resign his Okanagan South seat, Mr. Ben- nett replied: "I'm an MLA a majority above all others." When pressed for a more definite answer, he 'i ipeated: "I'm an MLA, my friend." Earlier in the day he said he felt his future looked "brignt" an dasked reporters not to fence him in on his plans All three of the remaining Social Credit ministers who survived the election Labor Minister James Chabot, Mines Minister Frank Hichter, and Minister Without Portfolio Pat Jordan said they would not resign their seats. "I'll be right out there fight- ing like the rest of Mr. Richter said. "I've got my sieu'gc hammer and my wreck- ing bar and that's all you need In the opposition." Mrs. Jordan said she Intends to stay in the legislature and "speak up for the people of Mr. Chabot said he hoped Early ivinter onslaught halts southern harvest Southern Alberta today was given a sneak preview of the winter season as rain mixed with snow covered most areas. Three to four inches or snow was on the ground at Fincher Creek, Calgary had about two inches, mainly in outlying areas, and Banff one to tnches. 'Which one is Bobby The snow was expected to disappear later in the day. As Ihe snow fell, harvest op- ralions ground to a halt. A front pressure system started moving south from Ed- monton Tuesday after n o on, bringing rain and snow condi- tions to almost all areas north of Calgary and all along the foothills. As the front moved south, precipitation conditions p e r- sisled throughout the province except for the extreme north- ern part. Southern Alberta has report- ed rainfall wilh very little snow except in the area west of Fort Maclcod. C. S. (Sherry) Clark, south- ern Alberta regional director for the Alberta department of agriculture, said this morning the wet conditions are Ihe last thing the Alberta farmer needs. "If fliven the rest this week, the bulk of the crops would have been in the he said. "There won't be any real problem in Ihe south if the wet conditions aren't most of, the east of MUNICH (CP) The Olympic Games were sched- uled to resume today. Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee, announced plans for the resumption as the 20th Olympiad mourned Its dead after nine Israeu' hostages and a West German policeman were killed in a Shootout with Arab terror- ists. Two Israelis were killed earlier. The Games resumed at a.m. MDT. The death toll stood at 17, In- cluding five Arabs killed in a Shootout at an air base outside Munich and two members of the Olympic team killed when the Arab guerrillas invaded the Olympic Village early Tuesday. The lerrorisls had sought the release of 200 of their own kind from Israeli jails. The fate of the Games, which began Aug. 20, had hung in the balance until the announcement by Brundage, 83-year-old presi- dent of the IOC. A spokesman for the Olympic spors committee said the com- petitions would resume at the point at which they were sus- pended Tuesday afternoon. DAY BEHIND That pushes each day's schedule back 24 hours and the closing ceremony will be held Monday instead of Sunday. An official of the Israeli team said the 18 surviving members will leave for home Thursday morning. "The Games must go Brundage said during the me- morial service for the dead Is- raelis. Brundage was to have met after the service with the full membership of the IOC, but an Informed source said the com- mittee was canvassed before and during the ceremony and agreed the Games should con- tinue. "We cannot allow a handful of terrorists to destroy this nu- cleus of international co-oper- ation and goodwill that we have in the Olympic said Brundage, patriarch of the Olympic movement. SET UP AMBUSH The Shootout flared after Ger- man authorities, unwilling to give in to terrorist demands and convinced the terrorists would kill the hostages set up an ambush at an air base out- side Munich. The terrorisls and hostages had been flown there from Olympic Village in two German, army helicopters apparently believing they would be flown to Cairo. Details of the fight m the sealed-off air base were still not complete but eyewitnesses said shooting started when two terrorists stepped from a heli- copter to inspect B Boeing 727 jetliner they expected to use. German sharpshooters hit one of the terrorists. Other ter- rorisls started shooting the hos- tagej; officials said. One Arab blew' himself up with a hand grenade starting a fire in one of the helicopters where hostages were trapped blindfolded with their hands tied. DRIVE FIREMEN BACK Firetrucks attempting (o ap- proach to rescue them were driven back by terrorist fire. Bruno Merck, Bavarian state interior minister, announced the hostages were dead along with five terrorists. He said three terrorists were captured. The fifth terrorist reported dead had originally been re- ported missing. But his body have already been was found today at the air harvested. base, police said. Allan Toley and Murray Me- Conrad Ahlers, West German Lelland, district agriculturists government spokesman, dis- for Willow Creek and Leth- Premier Elect Barrett would indicate whether, the B.C. Fed- eration of Labor or the new government would announce- new labor policies. His remarks were in refer- ence to recent statements made by the federation on like- ly new policies of the govern- ment, Political pressure is needed CALGARY (CP) S t r o ng political pressure must be ex- erted if Canada's national parks system is to he signifi- cantly expanded during the next few decades, says the Cal- gary head of the National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada. Chris Dunkley told a meeting Tuesday that unless there is such pressure, he doubts that Northern Development Minis- ter Jean Chretien's goal of 40 new parks by 1985 can be met. He said political pressure i s also required to compel park administrators to deal with the continual problem of over use of existing park areas. As starting points, he said, administrators should not al- low park use to exceed ecologi- cal carrying capacity and should work from the premise that they will not try to meet all demands for visitor use. A MOTHER'S ANGUISH The mother of 31-year-old Israeli wrestler Moshe Weinstein weeps during memorial service to her son and 10 other members of tha Israeli Olympic team murdered by Arab terrorists. Her son the first victim of the commando attack on quarters at Olympic village. Olympic spirit one casualty? MUNICH (CP) A bitter si- lence, not unlike the quiet of an armistice morning, fell over this Olympic City at 10 a.m. to- day. More than people cvuwded the huge modernistic stadium for an event that was not on the program when the 20th Olympic Games were con- ceived. They came for a memorial service for those who died In terrorist strife between Pale- stinian guerrillas and Israeli athletes. Outside, as the crowds filed in, newspaper banners proclaimed "16 tote" sum up in two words a grim score never before reg- istered at an Olympics. There were speeches by dig- nitaries, the soft obligatlo from the translators. There was tin solemn music of Beethoven. And long after the stadium wai filled the crowds continued to file in. Normally inflexible guards and police were not holding anyone back today. Most of the traffic stilled, but those cars which did move car- ried the message to the streets on their radios. There was si- lence in the press bars, except from the voice on television. USHERS ON TRACK Within the stadium, blue-suited ushers stood direct- ing traffic across the track looking like finalists for an event that might never be held. It was a solemn service for the dead, and one of the casu- alties may have been the tradi- tional spirit of the Olympic Games. Meir demands: expel guerrillas bridge county respectively said the delay in the harvest caused by the wet conditions was criti- cal. "We are already two weeks behind sechcdule." Mr. Toley said if the farmers can get away from a severe frost and the wet conditions aren't prolonged, the damage will be limited. Hay crops throughout the south could be affected as well. Bales in the field are gelling wet and it takes a prolonged hot, dry spell to dry them out. Cars were stopped for about 15 minutes this morn- ing at the Chief Mountain U.S. Canada Customs while plows cleared Ihe eight inches of snow which fell there over night. A Canada customs official said cars are now moving both ways across the border at that point. At press time, snow was still falling in Uia Crowsnest Pass but the highway remains dear. closed that when the guerrillas and hostages were flown from Olympic. Village to the air base there was no thought of aiow- ing them to leave. He indicated that even if the Germans had decided to allow them free passage to Cairo, the Egyptians had already refused per mission. CAN'T REACH SADAT Ahlcrs said Brandt had tried to icnch President Anwar Sa- dat of Ejypt to have him inter- cede with the guerrillas. Brandt could, not reach Sadat, but in- stead talked with the Egyptian premier. "He was not Ahler said. A West German airline offi- cial described the scene at tha airfield as "the most horrible thing I have ever seen." Merck's announcement of tha death of the hoslagcs came as a surprise because only three hours earlier Ahlers said in a television interview that all hostages had been freed. JERUSALEM (CP) Israel demanded today that govern- ments expel Arab terrorists from their territories. It also warned that It will hold countries that assist Arab guerrillas responsible for the murder of 11 Israeli Olympians at Munich. It's tragic, says lawyer "Tragic. It's raised the In- dignation of the M. E. Moscovieh, Lethbridge lawyer and presidenl of Ihe Lethbridge Jewish Congregation said this morning. "I don't think we feel differ- ent than anyone else" he said aljout the Munich slaughter of "the flower of Israel's youth." "It's Mr. Moscovieh la- mented. Mr. Moscovich's despair over the situation echoed the senti- ments of many southern Al- bertans. Mrs. Brian Ulingworth, moth- er of Phil, who is representing Canada in judo at the Olympics and lives only 40 yards from the Israeli compound where it all began yesterday, shared the world's dismay at the in- cident. She felt "concern and extra thought" when the news first broke of the raid. 'I presume he's safe and healthy." Mrs. Illingworth thought her son would be home sooner than expected due to the tragedy. In a communique following an extraordinary session of the Israeli cabinet called by Pre- mier Golda Meir, Israel said It has vowed to fight the guer- rillas and "will not excuse those who aid them from re- sponsibility." The guerrillas constitute a danger not only to Israel but to the peace and well-being of all countries, the communique said in calling on world govern- ments to fake more effectiva action against the guerrillas. The communique also ex- pressed thanks to the West Ger- man government for its efforts to secure the release of the hos- tages. Mrs. Meir voiced support for the West German decision to use force against the terror- ists. She expressed regret the rescue operation had not sue. ceeded but the communique contained no hint of Israeti ill feeling towards Germany. Seen and heard About town fOURMETS Sherry Clark and Gordon Ross by- passing the "watering hole" in favor of huge barbecue heef sandwiches Bill Cousins enthusiastic In his praise of the golfing ability of his boss Dr. 0. P. Larson George Goldie paying for coffee for a friend in expec- tation oE a free soda later in the day.