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September 11, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

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felegraph Monday, Sept. 11, 1972 in Munich MUNICH (AP) - Three Arabs, otie a woman, were taken into custody in the past wfc days while trying to leave Munich by plane, German police announced today as they continued to probe the Arab terrorist raid on the Olympic Village. Police said the names of the three had been found in the poclsete of the five Arab guerrillas killed tuesday night in the gun battle in which the Israeli hostages died. Police emphasized that they hid no other evidence linking the three to the Arab raid. The names of the three were not disclosed. German border police were making a tight security check of all passengers going •throtigh Munich Airport on rthls final day of the Olympics. •All were searched, those ^traveling on domestic as well ,; as international flights. ; The police indicated that they thought a report of shots .at the Olympic Village Sun;day night was a false alarm. . The police called off their ^search for a gunman after ;<: o m b i n g the athletes' residential area all night with dogs. Detectives said they ' found no spent bullets, no •empty cartridge and no other evidence that any shots had .•been fired. Strong police reinforcements were rushed into .the village Sunday night amid •fears of another terrorist attack like the one Tuesday .in which 11 Israelis, five Arabs and one Munich ^policeman were killed. As during Tuesday's 'tragedy, conflicting reports and rumors flooded into the Olympic press center across the campus from the Olympic Village. Munich police gave this version of Sunday night's activity: Five shots were fired. A gunman was seen firing from a spiral staircase outside the quarters of the Moroccan team. The gunman got away. No casualties were found. \ A police official suggested that it "could have been an evil practical joke." About the time the shots were heard, a 17-year-old Austrian fell to his death from a flagpole near the village while apparently trying to steal an Olympic flag. Hans Klein, the head of the Olympics' press section, said the death absolutely was not connected with the shooting. America's first rapid-transit system in 50 years opens today By JEANNINE YEOMANS OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The first regional rapid- transit system built in America in 50 years opens today as transportation experts around the world watch to see if the sleek, high-speed trains can lure an automobile- oriented society to rails. Bay Area Rapid FninMt District (BART) took to years to plan, eight years to build and $1.4 billion of tax funds. It will attempt to do what no other major urban transportation system in the world has done: operate without a deficit through labor-saving automation. The opening is five years later than originally promised due to BART's history of time-consuming, costly delays. The 75-mile electrified rail system, which includes a 3.6- mile tubular tunnel under San Francisco Bay, will connect San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond with six outlying suburban cities. Ceremonies today mark the opening of a 28-mile link from Oakland to Fremont, with eight aerodynamic cars speeding between 12 stations. The rest of the plush, computer-operated system is Gunman riddles Israeli envoy III Meyer Lansky, in Jcrsmilem left, an alleged leader in organized crame in the United States, talks with his Israeli attorney after Israel's supreme court rejected Monday Lansky's appeal for citizenship. Lansky's attorney is not identified. (AP Wirephoto) Pork Chop, Salt and Pepper code name for enemy Yanks By DENNIS NEELD DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) — Three Americans have been seen serving with the Viet Cong for at least two years, military sources report. U.S. military intelligence knows them as Pork Chop, Salt and Pepper. The men are believed to be deserters but could be prisoners of war who defected, the sources say. Although seen from a distance by Americans and several times close at hand by Vietnamese villagers, they have eluded capture and have not been identified. Salt and Pepper work together in Quang Ngai Province 70 to 90 miles south of Da Nang. Salt is white, Pepper black. Pork Chop, a blond 6-footer, works a little farther south in Binh Dinh Province. He is said to have bad burn scars on his face and wears bushy sideburns to obscure them. "They are members of small Viet Cong units, and as far as we can tell they enjoy no special privileges," one intelligence source said. "We are certain they do not command their units." Investigators say Pork Chop appears the most active and daring of the three. Several times he has flagged down South Vietnamese military vehicles and hijacked them at gunpoint. He also is credited with having made off with two American armored personnel carriers from a vehicle park, hitching one to the other. All three of the men are Virgin Islands (Continued from Page One) club — site of four of the eight killings last Wednesday — squelched rumors of the possibility of more arrests Sunday. Throughout the day, witnesses said, at least 14 men had been moved in and out of the Rockefeller-owned clubhouse. Two of the men left the command post in handcuffs and accompanied by police, raising the arrest speculation. Tonkin refused to discuss them. Small squads of FBI sharpshooters, Virgin Islands police and U.S. marshals continued chopping through tangled tropical brush surrounding the club in an effort to flush out the five believed still in a 15- square-mile area surrounding the course. Tonkin ordered all newsmen and investigators traveling between Christiansted and the murder scene five miles south to go in caravans of two or three automobiles. reported lo have spent "leaves" in Da Nang, hitching rides into the city virtually under the noses of U.S. and South Vietnamese military police, Two of them were said to have been spotted riding a motorbike in the city last Christmas. Villagers say the Viet Cong display the Americans in remote villages and tell the people: "Look at these American comrades. We offer them only a life of hardship and struggle and yet they choose to fight at our side. They are living proof that our cause is just and soon will triumph." A small U.S. military intelligence team at Da Nang is trying to track down the three men. A reward for information about them has been suggested, but one source said officials were reluctant to do this for fear of endangering other Americans. . Reports of Westerners serving or traveling with Communist field units have cropped up frequently during the Vietnam War. The closest the Americans ever came to pinning down such a report was in 1969 when a U.S. Marine patrol shot at and apparently wounded a young armed American with a Viet Cong squad near Da Nang. BRUSSELS (AP) - A gunman believed to be an Arab wounded an Israeli diplomat Sunday night in a Brussels cafe, the Israeli Embassy reported today. The embassy said Zakok Ophir, 42, was hit by five bullets in. the liver, ear and shoulder. It said he was operated on but was not out of danger. He was shot by a man who gave his name as Mohammad Rabah, the embassy said. The Israeli State Radio said he might be a Moroccan. The gunman escaped, and Belgian police were looking for him. The embassy gave this account: A man identifying himself as Mohammad Rabah phoned Ophir Sunday and told him he had information on a attack planned against the embassy. Ophir asked him to come to the embassy, but the caller said he preferred to meet at a cafe downtown. When Ophir identified himself at the cafe, the man pulled a gun and shot five times. Other reports said the gunman was accompanied by another man, also believed to be Arab. The gunman was reported to be short, with a dark mustache and short hair, wearing a brown jacket, green trousers and basketball shoes. Police set up road-blocks and sent special patrol cars through the city during the night, but no results were announced. Dan Walker leads ticket SANDWICH, 111. (AP) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daniel Walker ran far ahead of the rest of the ticket in a poll at the Sandwich fair last weekend The poll, conducted by the Aurora Beacon-News, showed Walker with 928 votes to 1.103 for Republican Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. The otliei 1 Deniocva'Jc candidates trailed their opponents badly. George S. McGovern had 509 votes to 1,675 for President Nixon and Rep. Roman C. Pucinski, the senatorial candidate, had 497 votes to 1,328 for Sen. Charles Percy. Federal revenue sharing Rep. Kennedy set to testify for larger food stamp office .. .filled to your doctor's orders ZIKE PHARMACY 637 E. Airline Drive ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS WPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Leland Kennedy, D- Alton, and Mrs. Ella Campbell, Alton senior citizens specialist with the Madison County Economic Opportunity Commission, were to testify ibefore the Ulinos Public Aid Commission here today and request either an additional office or larger quarters for food stamp sales in Alton. Kennedy said he and Mrs. Campbell wanted to impress on the commission the need for larger quarters for the food stamp sales before Winter, so that elderly per- -If you fail to receive yaw Telegraph by 5:3« n,na. phone 465-6841 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. Alton Evening Telegraph Altai T«l*$r»p> sons would not have to wait outside in long lines, as they have in the past. The food stamp office was moved from Alton to East Alton on Aug. 1. After a storm of protest, both from Alton food stamp buyers who complained of transportation cost and time, and East Alton Wilshirc Village area merchants, who complained that the food stamp buyers were causing traffic jams and taking up too many parking spaces, Public Aid agreed to move the office back to Alton. State Public Aid d i r e c- tor Edward Weaver told the Telegraph the food stamp office would be moved back by Sept. 10 to the same quarters it previously had at 653 E. Broadway in downtown Alton. But Madison County public aid supervisor Ted Funkhouser said today that the office would be moved back to the Alton location on Thursday and food stamp sales would resume on Friday there. Public aid officials said they moved the office to the East Alton location to provide inore room. The EOC senior citizens advisory committee and the Madison County Welfare Rights Organization have contended that the East Broadway office is too small and other outlets are needed. Weaver said today negotiations are continuing with the owner of the East St Uuis Currency Exchange, which sells the food stamps in St. Clair County. He has offered to sell the stamps in a Alton and has suggested using i» § mobile unit that would stop at ievaral locations in the area. Weaver also stated today that Public Aid would try to stagger the mailing of the cards needed to purchase food stamps. These authorization cards, mailed from Springfield, have generally in the past all been moiled at once on one or two days to Alton area food stamp buyers. Regional public aid director Ar m i n Ripplemeyer of Belleville, told the Telegraph that he has been suggesting for several years that tiie cards should be staggered when mailed so that people won't all be going on the same day or two to buy the stamps. Weaver also characterized the move back to the old Alton location as a "temporary" solution to the food stamp sales problem in Alton. DIAL-A-DEVOTIONi 466-6217 24 HOURS A DAY (Continued from Page One) act as though we won't have that money next year." The $1.4 million plus the proposed $853,800 in federal revenue sharing funds leaves the county in doubt as to whether the $2.2 million will be available for county use next fiscal year. Meanwhile, the county will remain flexible in its budget planning, Hagnauer said, and will take into consideration developments as they arise. If decisions on the service charge and revenue sharing come before late October, the county can provide for the loss or gain, Hagnauer said. AUDIVOX HEARING AIDS Licensed under patents of American Telephone & Telegraph Co., Western Electric Co., Inc. & Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. Repairs All Makes Batteries. Cords. Eannolds MADISON COUNTY HEARING AID CO. 62 E. Feriiuson, Wood River Phone 254-1433 If decisions are reached after November county board budget approval, the new budget can still be amended, Hagnauer said. The first of a series of county budget hearings was scheduled to begin this afternoon hero. The finance committee will begin hearng requests from departments which have been warned to "tighten their money bel'.s," by Hagnauer. IT PAYS TO SHOP AT BROADWAY & MAIN PRODUCE: MARKET 2530 E. Broadway, Alton NO. 1 RED POTATOES 20' bag *1.00 New White ~ ONIONS .... 5 & 590 Large Freestone PEACHES 3 *1 White Seedless GRAPES .., 3 lb , $ 1 READY TO EAT CANTALOUPES for 1.00 We Accept Food Coupons Start HEARING BETTER Today SONOTONE THf H OUSf Of HEARING the (rusted name in better bearing since J929 SONOTONE OF ALTON 651 E. Broadway 462-6720 Could you afford to replace your home at today's prices? Property values and replacement costs are zooming! If it's been two years or more since you reviewed your home insurance, let us make sure you're fully piotucied with a modem Milleis' Mutual "All-in-One" Homeowneis Package Policy. Call today. WAYNE E. DUELM Office 465-5551 After 5 p.m. 359-0530 MILLERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSN. OF ILLINOIS AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS scheduled to open in stages through next summer. Centered in Oakland, BART radiates in four directions with elevated, surface and underground tracks. Passengers entering one of 34 lavish stations will be greeted by murals and will buy magnetically coded tickets from electronic turnstiles. They will ride in air-conditioned trains designed to reach a top speed of 80 miles per hour and to average 45 m . p . h . A computer at headquarters here can adjust speeds automatically if the trains get off schedule. Attendants riding up front will be needed only in an emergency. The system is designed to carry as many as 28,800 persons an hour. Boeing signs pact to sell 10 giant jetliners to China SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. has announced the signing of an agreement to sell 10 jetliners to mainland China, the largest sale of heavy equipment to the Chinese since trade barriers fell earlier this year. The giant aerospace firm said the agreement for sab of the Boeing 707s, wo'-tb about $150 million, was signed in Peking Sunday after nearly five months of negotiations with Chinese officials. A Boeing spokesman said details were being withheld pending the arrival in Washington Tuesday of Byron II. Miller, Boeing's international sales director ai.il head of the team that negotiated the contract. In Washington, a State Department spokesman said he could not confirm or deny whether the deal had been made. But he added that, "if it had, "it would not DP unexpected." Boeing's spokesman said the long-range, intercontinental jetliner, with a passenger capacity of abo'it 180, sells for nearly $10 million. But, he said, with spare parts, training and other equipment, the Chinese sale probably would total $150 million. An export license with a limit of $150 million was granted Boeing by the Commerce Department last July 5. The largest previous single sale to China was $2.5 million worth of RCA communications equipment for a television station in Shanghai. U.S. officials estimate Chinese sales to the United States this year will be between $40 million and $50 million. U.S.-China trade last year amounted to about $5 million. The Chinese government rep o r t e d 1 y showed interest during the talks in all Boeing models, including the 747 superjet. But a spokesman said that, because of "strategic" problems, a sale of the superjet is unlikely. Officials to address black group EDWARDSVILLE — The second meeting of "Black People for Peaceful Progress" — a "community progress report" session — has been set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Colonial Room of the Walt Schlemer Agency at 405 E. Vandalia. Following fast on the heels of the organizational meeting of the group, co-chaired by Ron Lambert and Winston Brown — the meeting will feature talks by Mayor William Straube of Edwardsville; Jack Hartung. former police chief and present member of the board of fire and police commissions; Don Metzger, chamber of commerce; Paul Riley, Madison County public defender; and Rudolph Wilson of the SIUE staff. Mayor James Williams of East St. Louis will be a special guest at the meeting. "At the first meeting, Aug. 31, a number of questions were raised as to why there are so few black people hired by the City of Edwardsville, questions as to the procedure for joining the fire and police departments, as there are no black firemen and only one black policeman. . . and the fact that very few blacks' people are politically active in the Edwardsville community," Lambert noted. "For this reason, we have invited a number of city officials who are in a position to answer some of these questions, to address our progress report meeting. We also plan to introduce the members of the group steering committee at the meeting." See Your Local SMART NEW KNITTED TRIO Flatter yourself in one of these smart trios designed by Jane Colby, fashioned for leisure or travel of carefree 100% Dacron® Polyester. Interesting combinations of solid tops and bottoms blended with checks and argyles. A fine expression of the do-it-yourself layered look. Top sizes S-M-L, pant sixes 7/8 to 17/18. Come in and layer it on! Daily 9 to 5. Man. & Friday 9 to 9. Park Free Powatovml We vaHdatel t Downtown Alton Phone 462-9751 1

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