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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta High Wednesday 65-70. Lows 35-40. The letKbrtdge Herald VOL. :LXV No. 231 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Munich games victims left unguarded By TERENCE SMITH York Times Service JERUSALEM The Israeli cabinet listened nearly Ihree hours Monday to a detailed report on the security arrangements that failed to prevent the abduc- tion and killing last week of It members of the Is- raeli Olympic delegation in Munich. Reliable sources said later that the report had un- covered "glaring" deficiencies in the precautions takeu by both the Israeli and German security agencies. One government source, who declined to be Identified, said the Israeli athletes and coaches wero "all but unguarded" Hie night of their abduction, al- though German intelligence officials reportedly had noti- fied Israeli authorities the day before that a group of armed Arab terrorists had entered the country. No specific details were available Monday night from, a report, which.was presented to the cabinet by the heads of the Israeli security agencies and fie am- bassador to Bonn, Eliashev Ben Horin. Questions unansivered It seemed clear, however, that some important ques- tions were left unanswered, since the cabinet directed Premier Gold a Mcir to prepare and submit a defini- tive accounting of the incident. Mrs, Meir was also ex- pected to recommend specific steps to improve the se- curity provided for Israeli citizens and institutions abroad. Discussing this problem with a panel of reporters on Israeli television Monday night, the foreign minis- ter, Abba Eban, stressed lhat complete security could never be acliieved for Israelis overseas. Noting lhat the ISO-man Israeli philharmonic or- chestra was touring South America, Eban said it was obviously beyond Israel's capability "to provide every- one of them with a bodyguard." In the end, he said, Israeli travellers and delega- tions would be forced to rely on the co-operation and vigilance of their host countries. Stressing the interim nature of the report presented Monday, he said: "Until all Ihe data are in, and until we know precise- ly what was done and what was possible to he said, "we can under no circumstances pronounce judg- meut." Applauds U.S. veto In answer lo another question, Eban applauded Ihe United States' veto earlier of a pro-Arab security coun- cil resolution calling for the immediate cessation oi military operations in the Middle East without ref- erence to the Munich shootings. The veto, Eban said, had restored a measure of balance to the security council record, and demonstrat- ed lhat it need not be "solely a for the produc- tion of biased and unbalanced resolutions.11 Commenting on the shooting Sunday night in Brus- sels of an Israeli diplomat, Eban said it was this sort of incident that lent urgency to Israel's demand that European nations lake deliberate and concrete steps lo curtail the activities of terrorists on (heir soil. He said lhat Israel was in Ihe process of recommending specific steps other nations could take to isolate and obstracizo the Palestinian extremists living within their borders. Earlier in the day, foreign ministry sources said that Israel had prevailed upon Germany to raise the question of terrorist activities on Ihe continent in the meeting of the foreign ministers in tire European com- munity being held thus week in Rome. It is through this sort of multilateral pressure Uiat Israeli authorities are hoping to hamper and restrict the recruitment, training and fund-raising activities of Arab guerrilla organizations outside (he Middle East. They also hope fo persuade certain European na- tions, such as Germany and Great Britain, to use their influence with the Arab countries to cut back Ihe political and material support they provide to the guer- rilla groups. close ranks in Ireland BELFAST (AP) The Irish Republican Army threatened to attack Belfast's biggest hospital Monday as Northern Ireland's Proteslant militants closed ranks to form an army of hard- liners pledged to fight any po- litical solution that does not re- turn power to the Protestants. The new alliance, the United Loyalist Front, linked the para- military Ulster Defence Associ- ation, 'the more politically-ori- ented Ulster Vanguard move- ment and the Loyalist Associ- ation of Workers. It ended months of Protestant disarray and put more pressure on the Britisli government to give in to the demands of the Protestant majority for control of Northern Ireland. The alliance was formed at a meeting in an East Belfast ho- tel Monday night. Protestant workers, meanwhile, went on a strike at two of the city's main power stations. The walkout by 300 tech- nicians blacked out parts of Belfast. The crisis could worsen it more men at the Ballylum- ford station, the biggest in Ul- ster, join tne strikers, protest- ing alleged brutality by British paratroops in Protestant West Belfast. CRAIG IS LEADER The formation of the Protes- tant coalition thrust forward the Vanguard leader, former Ulster cabinet minister William Craig, as the new strongman in Northern Ireland's Protestant politics. Craig wasted no time in throwing down the gauntlet to Ihe British administrator, Wil- liam Whitelaw. The ULF's Inner council, which he heads, said it will re- sist "any attempt to impose a solution which is contrary to the normal democratic proc- ess." Downtown renewal plan gets shot in the arm City buys land Rail loot recovered CANMOKE (CP) Goods valued at looted from a derailed train Sept. I, have been recovered, Canadian Pa- cific Railway police said today. The looting occurred after- more Hian 30 piggy back rail cars left the tracks 50 miles west of Calgary and spread general merchandise over the area. The thefts took place over two days as railway workers cleared the area and tried to keep people away. Railway police said they ex- pect to charge 23 persons with theft and they are continuing their investigation. WRECKED CARS TO BE REMOVED-Final sales agree- ments have yet to be completed, but city has accepted plans to buy the 33-acre Marshall Auto Wreckers property west of 2nd St. S .A spokesman for Marshall's said it will be a "couplo of years" before the car shells are either removed to a lot east of the city or juried. The downtown property, formerly the city gar- bage dump, has been used for a wrecking yard sines 1958. Unemployment remains high OTTAWA (CP) Unemploy- ment declined to an estimated last month from in July but remained higher than the counted as job- less in August last year, Statis- tics Canada reported today. Because unemployment usu- ally soars during the winter months and drops during the summer in Canada, economists generally look to this season- Another bizarre event at Munich ally-adjusted rate to show the underlying trend. It was down to 5.8 per cent last April but has been rising since then. The drop in unemployment was less than usual for August, the agency said. There was a drop in the total number of people in the labor force, to 9.27 million from 9.37 million, and the statistics bu- reau said this was more than usual for this time of year. Tne unemployment number of people without jobs as a percentage of the total la- bor to 5.4 per cent in August from 5.8 per cent in July. It was 5.1 per cent in August last year. However, Statistics Canada said its computation of the un- derlying trend in unemploy- ment, taking seasonal factors Into account, showed a higher rate, rising to G.7 per cent of the labor force in August from 6.3 per cent in July. The actual number of unem- ployed declined last month In alf of the regions, and the ac- tual unemployment rate de- clined to 4.2 per cent from 4.6 in Ontario, and to 3.7 per cent from 3.8 in the Prairies. It w-as the highest, however, In the other regions: Atlantic, 6.9 per cent last month, down from 7.5; Quebec 7.3, down from 7.8; and British Colum- bia, 6.3, down from 6. By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer City council took a major step toward urban renewal in the downtown area Monday by approving the city's purchase of several blocks of land for 000. The major acquisition in the land assembly are the 33.4-acre Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd. property, west of 3rd Ave. and 2nd St. S., and several parcels east of Scenic Drive and 6lh Ave. S. owned by Abe Bicktnan. Mayor Andy Anderson said the development of a land bank in the area has been a necessity for the time when major devel- opers approach the city. Large companies have shown an interest in the area but have backed away because of the dif- ficulties in putting land togeth- er for development, he said. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff said, "I don't think there is a citizen in the city that wouldn't be de- lighted to see the removal of the eyesore at Marshall's." "We have put ourselves in the- posilion to be a part of the complete refurbishing of the downtown area. We can encour- age and direct proposals be- cause we own roost of the he said. Mayor Anderson said, "You won't recognize the downtown area in 10 years." NEW FIREBALL It is understood the Marshall property could be turned into a parking lot, with the coulee north of Uie property filled in, with1 the derelict cars which aren't removed from the ing yard, and earth. The land off Scenic Trive and 6th Ave. is needed for construc- tion of the approach to ths bridge to West Lethnridge. A new firehail is also planned for one of the parcels. Aid. Cam Barnes, who, with the mayor, was instrumental in completing the purchase agree- ments, sees parks on some of the property. "It will be a beau- tiful area for the benefit of all he said. The land will be paid for out of the city's reserve for real es- tate account; Find bullet-riddled bodies of two Quebec game wardens Time to drop games Montana senator says WASHINGTON (AP) Mike Mansfield, United States Senate majority leader, said here the Olympic Games serve no useful purpose and should be dis- continued, The Games have Ijccomc "loo political, too racist, too anarchic, and loo the Montana Dem- ocrat told reporters. "Their ideal is dissipated more rapidly with the passing of time. Even the refcrccing is getting a nationalist tinge." Mansfield said he was referring primarily to the "big just completed in Munich. The next sum- mer Games are scheduled for Montreal in 1976. Mansfield said he was undecided about his atti- tude toward legislation pending in the Senate to au- thorize a ?15.5-miiiion federal contribution for construc- tion of facilities for the winter Olympics scheduled for Denver in February, 1970. The Senate, he said, will consider the bill Defers adjourning for the year. From MUNICH (CP) The 1972 Olympic Games, bloodstained by murder and rocked by politi- cal strife, ended on another bi- zarre note. As liie Olympic flame was extinguished and the Olympic flag came down before a capac- ity at Olympic Stadium Monday two West German fighter planes patrolled the sky overhead. They had been sent alolt after Olympic officials received an anonymous telephone call that a stolen airplane would bo used lo bomb the closing cere- monies. Radar screens showed an air- plane headed in the direction of the stadium, but it developed the plane was a DC-8 charter plane of Finnair, the Finnish 'Worst case of candidates disease I'vo airline, which had strayed off its course. Police said later lhat no plane had been stolen. They termed the anonymous caller "a madman intent on causing further disturbance." Tho fighter planes patrolled over the stadium for two hours, but nothing happened and. final ceremonies continued without interruption. Willie Daumc, president of the Olympic organizing com- mittee, said not a (lay had gone by without some threat directed at the Games since 11 Israelis were killed in an Arab terrorist attack last Tuesday. In the final competition of ths Games, West Germany won (he gold medal in the equestrian Grand Prix of Nations team event. The United States team took the silver medal for finishing second. The closing ceremonies marked the retirement of Av- cry Brundage of the United States after 20 years as presi- dent of the Intel-national Olym- pic Committee. Lord Killanin of Ireland look- over as the new president o( the IOC with a briefcase full of problems lo be solved before the next Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. RUSSIANS ARK WINNERS For the Russians the Games have been another triumph for government-organizedi sport. For the Americans, sev- eral of their alhleles disgraced for drug-taking or dishonoring the flag. Ihe Games have been a big disappointment. Their 33 gold medals did not compare witb the Russians' SO. Airline captain dies at controls JAKARTA (Renter) Tho captain of a Pan-American Boeing jet carrying 117 passen- gers dropped dead at the con- trols while coming into land at this Indonesian capital but the co-pilot look over and managed a safe landing, officials said Tuesday. An airport spokesman said the captain, William Young, 47, was believed to have suffered a heart attack. ST. LOUIS-DE-BLANDFORD, Que. bullett-riddled bodies of two Quebec game wardens were discovered in tho bush near here Monday. Their two revolvers were not In their holsters and a high- powered .308-calibre rifle nor- mally mounted behind the seat of their truck was reported missing. Police identified the dead as Mederic Cote, 62, of nearby Plessisville, and Ernest St. Pierre, 52, of (his community, 45 miles southwest of Quebec City. The bodies of the game war- dens were found about 150 feet from their truck. They tad been buried under leaves about 10 feet off a dirt road. "Money was scattered about their bodies and I saw what looked as if one of their pockets had been said game warden Claude Bmelle, a mem- ber of the search party that found the corpses. "They were shot like dogs. But why? What did they see that was so important it be kept secret by killing two per- asked Inspector Denis Emond, supervisor of the two dead men. Fernie man killed in accident SPAIUVOOD (HNS) Fran- cesco Commisso, 40, of Fernie, was killed in a mining accident at a.m. today. RCMP would not release any details of the accident. Kaiser Resources Ltd. of- ficials were not available for comment. Commisso died in Kaiser's hydraulic mine at Natal. Woman's head is pinned under wrecked car's wheel GUELPH, Ont. (CP) A Maxwell, Ont., woman, whose head was pinned under the wheel of a wrecked car for five days while the bodies of her husband and two friends lay nearby, is recovering in St. Jo- seph's Hospital here. Deiu'se Sprayson was found Sunday. Dr. OF. L. Stewart, Mount Forest coroner, said Monday ho did not understand how Mrs. Sprayson survived. "Mrs, Sprayson's wounds were loaded with crawling said Dr. Stewart. "Her discomfort must have been be- yond imagination. She survived an ordeal which not maay people could have." The coroner said the others could not have survived, even if they had received prompt med- ical attention, because of the extent of their injuries. Dead are: Frank Sprayson, 42, of Maxwell, Mrs. Gordon Willicombe, 38, of Proton Town- ship; and Albert Price, 40, of RR 1 Maxwell, believed to have been driver of the car. MISSED CURVE Police said the accident oc- curred Wednesday when Ihe car failed to negotiate a curve on Concession 20 in Egremonl Township, near Durham, Onl. The car shot through the air shearing off tree limbs, felled a tree and rolled down a 16-foot embankment. Mrs. Sorayum was dis- covered Sunday by Paul Smeil nf Rexdale, Ont., who had been driving in the area and stopped to walk his dog. The dog found the woman and barked ex- citedly. Mr. Smell was at- tracted at the same time by moans. He attempted to help tho woman, then ran to a farm- house half a mile away to call police. Mrs. Sprayson survived rains, temperatures as high as so degrees, and chilly nights. Police said her head was near enough to water at the bottom of tlie embankment that she may have been able to drink. She suffered a fractured leg, broken ribs and possible skulJ fracture. Seen and heard About town Knohby Chan da pestering fellow workers with grins, giggles and smiles all day following a weekend victory in a company golf tournament Jesse In- gram's fresh-baked buns of- fered as an imitation and welcome to new tenants to Lethbridge Marvin Galls, Murray McLelland and Blair Shaw all informing a photo- grapher that each was the best looking. Where pnrly leaders are By TlfE CANADIAN PRESS i rime Minister Tru- Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Halifax. New Democrat Leader David Social Credit Leader Real Qua, ;