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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald Third Section Lethbridgc, Albcrla, Wednesday, April 12, 1972 Pages 33-40 Appeal to Yugoslav leader Russians urge during Brezhnev's visil to Yug- oslavia lusl mmnirmi, appears lo be the growing anxiety in Moscow over American efforts to boost their strategic position in tlie Mediterranean area by cultivating the Yugoslavs. Last week the American Sec- retary of Slate, William Rogers, told Congress in Washington nl Ihe administration's "interest in Nixon arrives in the second huU' Yugoslavia's independence and of May. integrity." The immediate reason for Ihc The timing of llih statement By LAJOS London Observer Service MOSCOW President Tilo of has received an urgent from the Soviet Communist 1'iUty lender Leon- id Brezhnev, tu Moscow. According to report from Belgrade totl.iy, Urezlmev is pressing the Yugoslav leader tu come talks before Preskleii; it Hc'lguide "welcomed it vakia-fypp actions. What wor- u'ilhoiil'i'i'o" IVTJS in- rics Moscow is thai a Yugo- creased Mm Kremlin's suspi- j slnv-Aineiiciin military allianco cions of n liimfrn nrmiigt'nieiit miyhl be in I lie waking in mi hctweeu Uio United Stales and; area where a new confronta- Yuj'oslavia about Yugoslavia's, lion between tire suppr-Powcrs future role in the Balkans and the Mediterranean. MOSCOW WOKIUKD is developing, Marshal Tito agreed in prin- ciple lo visil Moscow during It is clear that the American Brezhnev's Yugoslav trip last which the Yugoslavs I year after the .Soviet leader consider to lie of great intcnia- I al the insistence of the Yugc- tionnl importance, is inl ended slurs reaffirmed Yutfosla- as a lo Moscow against vi.Vs right to full independence Soviet invitation, first m a d a i and Die Yugoslav reaction to1 taking any CV.c'chcialo- and sovereignly. ------j Dnt since then relations be- tween the (wo countries have deteriorated onco more. T h e Yugoslavs arc worried by nidi- calions in Moscow lhal there are plans afoot to revive tiic Com inform (a contraction ol the mime Communist Informa- i lion which was scl up by Stalin in 1947 to keep a tight grip on foreign Commun- ignore respons OTTAWA (CP) More than S3 ppr cent of Q73 women who sought help from a national abortion advisory agency last year had to go to the United Slates for aliorlions, Lore Perron, director of the Association for then review of Canadian Abortion Laws, Inc., saitl in an interview here that public hospitals in Cnnnclu do not meet llieir responsibil- ities. Hospitals v.hich legally could i scl abortion committees ei- I her refuse to do or instruct Ihe cojnmilk'L-s to he too strict in interpreting acceptable rea- sons for aljorlion, she said. Of six main public hospitals in Ottawa, for example, Ihroc had Roman Catholic affiliations and had not. set up abortion commit- tees. Two others had commit- tees, but acceptor! only a few application 5. "Only one hospital fakes a le gaily liberal attilixlc and ac-1 isl parties, ccpts Us j Yugoslavia was expelled from llieir operating facilities arc ov- Cominform in after she said. Tito's break with Stalin but "Otlawa's situation is not a Corainform itself was dissolved singular example. Most cilies in i il1 195fi after a rapprochement Canada also have hospitals that between the two countries. Cubans earning too By DUD JOnCKNH HAVANA COP) Money and the value of what it buys have completely new propor- tions in Cuba. The government currently is concerned about surplus money in the economy: Peo- ple are earning too much rela- tive to what is available to buy. The value of the peso in rc- lalion to foreign currencies is established artificially by Hie government. Prices charged a foreigner vary widely and are lower at places which deal ex- clusively with foreigners. The official value of the peso was par with the. United Stales dollar before (he dollar was devalued. The official value now is 32 cents U.S. and the Cubans lake the world currency market value for the Canadian about par with the U.S. dollar. In foreign trade the Cubans use hard and Canadian dollars, Russian roubles, Japanese yen and the major European currencies. The Canadian department of external affairs advises busi- nessmen thai most Canadian exporters ".sell to Cuba on the basis of irrevocable letters of credit in Canadian funds." AM- HA VIC LNC'OMi; The Castro government en- sures that every Cuban has access to basic services nnd this means that virtually every Cuban family lias a source of income sufficient to buy u'hal is imivorsnlK' avail- able. The mini in (i m wngc is aboul 85 pesos a month and top workers and middle-level managers earn un lo '250 pesos or more. Income fan be lari'.L' in Cuban terms if more thfiii one member of a family is v.oikhii! Kvurylhinf! Hint cun be bought ihrougli Ihe ration book, which includes food and ro.sls le-w I bun 1W pesos a month. Kent for new housing is' 10 of income and there is no rent in cilil hoti.'-c.s and apartment blocks. TJasic medical, denial and hospilul care is free and there is no charge for education. A substantial portion of a Cuban family's income is available for discretionary spending. money One result is queues to buy what is available. Another is lhal prices of black market items and many open market items are distorted. Two com- mon outlets for surplus cash arc restaurant meals and travel and Cubans line up for reservations, which are al- ways necessary. DKAR FOR VIS1TOI1S Foreign govern men t offi- cials working in Cuba say res- taurant meals arc too expen- sive for their salaries, as they must buy pesos al Ihc official rale. A North American with drinks costs between S15 and S50 Canadian per person aL one of Ihc bettor Havana restaurants. The same meal cosls about, one-third as much at a Havana hole! reserved for foreigncis. A foreigner can buy a hoUle of rum for ?l.30 and the price for a Cuban is al least 15 times as much. The government recently doubled Ihc fares (or air and bus Lravcl between cilios. The fare on Havana city buses, however, is only five cents- there! are JOO ccnls in a peso, Sources here say iVifc black market is not flourishing, partly because of government policing and partly because there is a scarcity of goods. Tourists and technical advis- ers from socialist countries and businessmen make up the major portion of foreign vis- itors and these groups are not likely to inject items into the black market. There is no heavy flow of tourisls and they travel in groups. Tho technical advisers .ire not been frequently as they live in areas. A package uf cigurelles is tuur packs a monih- can living fill PI-MIS on tin1 black markel. An old car which can nol be driven be- cause a pavt is broken can be Kii'fl for 15.WK) pesos. Consumer iUims sold on the oijun markel are .scjirci; and available; inainlv lo fail lo meet their responsibil- ilios.11 DISCUSSES KKKRASE Mrs. Perron was commenting on a news release about sfatis- :ics on women who came for help. "Oul of the women, 50 carried on wilh their pregnan- cies after counselling from tho association, 19 were found lo be nol pregnant and 20 aborted spontaneously Of he total pregnancies ter- minated, GI were done in Cana- dian hospitals, she said. CHAT BETWEEN CHUKKAS Prince Cliurles chols wilh Georgina 25, between chukkas of a polo match on Smith's lawn ol Windsor, England. The blonde beauty was identified as fhe daughter of Sir John Russell, One Belgrade newspaper re- cctilJy cited the Soviet Commu- nist Parly journal Kommunisl as urging lite need for "the ideological, political and organ- izational unity" of alt "Com- munist and workers' parlies." President Tito has nol yet replied to Brezhnev's urgent in- vitation. He is at present at his home on the island of Bri- oni, preoccupied with mcasnres to consolidate the rapidly re- turning stability of the country after Hie worst infernal crisis of his rule. While HresJmev waifs, plans The apes of those women who arc goinR ahead Ior thg Yugo_ for help ranged from 13 president to make a stale years lo 50, she said. Ninety- seven were under age IR. Only 2G per cent of the women who sought help from Ihe asso- ciation were married, the fig- ures showed. The association stresses coun- selling and educational help, Mrs, Perron said. During coun- selling, methods of birth control re discussed. CITFS IftNOHANCE "There's so much Ignorance involving birth control and just normal facis about the reprod- uctive she snid. The association found that more than one-third of the women believed they were usinc some method of contraception, but ignorance or mistake had led to Ihc unwanted pregnancy, "Doctors often fail patients by not explaining birth control inelhnd or device) properly. They assume too much about the patient's knowledge." Mrs. Perron said that, con- trary lo a number of reports, the association's statistics show lhal only aboul four per cent o[ visit to Poland for bis first meeting M'ith the Polish Com- munist leader, Edward Gierek. Reds bases By RAM SUNDAIl Canadian Press Cmrespondrnl BOMBAY Press re- ports say militant Communist groups have set up Dime bases in Hie Telengana region of tho southern Indian stale of Amlhra Pradesh. The government of Andlira Pradesh claimed recently that the back of Hie pro-Peking group known as the Naxalilo the. women had a previous his- party lias been broken after lory of abortion. nearly three years of polirc ac- "Anrl of our people, who have tion. had counselling from us earlier. At one slapn. the Naxahles only six (O.G per cent) were re- controlled many villages in An- pcalers she said. New hospital in north .tlira Pradesh, collecting taxes, terrorizing government officials ami landowners and running what amounted to a parallel ad- ministration. Though the rebellion lins been largely suppressed, Ihe lalcsl reports from Hyderabad, the slate capital, suggest lhal the extremists may he trying lo IllflH LKVKL (CP1 Sod a comeback was tinned lit-ie for Albcrln's government official in Uy- i hosnilnl. I [Iti ;iliatl is cjiuiled as The hospital, expected to will nol prnnit tho pro-IV open I'Vbruavy, will have j extremists to i ".s beds nnd will cost 51 million, themselves in -my pait of the The governtneiU is pay- part of the cost because state." ItKlNI'OltCKI) Brilnin's ambassador magazine, Tho pair royal romance. Snc-in. She (or s sol ci fashion about a the hospilal will serve treaty Bombay Timns of Inrliar Indians. reported from Ibc city ot A noil' concept in health care in Amllira I'radi'.sh thai 1- The price of a 10 inrh black and while television set is 750 ment been used in (lesipning the pini00ns 0[ policomen have heci Jinilding. K will have public scnt to Manlhani area to pu 1 healtlt offices, social develop- ment and visiting clinics, don- space and a larne mulli- pLisns: an cighl-cubic-fool frigeiMlor a four-burner I purpose Rrc.n for pas hitl-platc P.'i; pressure hSms cookers 35 and anil a Irca- I High Level Is about -10 rile-lype sewing machine IfiO. norDiwosl of F.dnmnton miles SPRING SALE OUR COMPtETE STOCK 0% to 50% OFF REGULAR PRICES n ONE RACK OF SUITS and COATS Price 309 5th STREET S down Nnxalitc aeitvily. Tin paper said ttm( two senior po lico officials recently loured tin Manlhani is the consliUipne> of HIP chief miniblcr of Antlhr Pradesh. Nav.Tsimha Rao. Tin hns the revival o violent Commnnisl activity ii the Indian stale. Krishna Kumar, a senior po lice official, Is quoted in Un press as .saying Hint most of thi pro-Peking extremists in Ih Manthani area arc "forme criminal nol committed to an; ideology." Observers, however, arc in clined to be skeptical about (hi description- While the Reels may Ix1 re milling criminal elements their violent campaign, U knonn lli.Tl they have the s port ol many bndlcFS peasants A group of lilicra) politic inn has urged Chief Minister Uno t counter (he fled threat combination of police action am I social and economic reforms." sJi I T- Only Jordans, Canada's larrjnsl carpel dealer, can crcale such high slylc far ihn low price nf cnly Jordan s hove scored again svith a dar look imaglnalion in departuve fr r common sharj to a vibronl, rich now tcxfure! new, it's differcnl ii's a carpel everybody loves because I he re's so much colour, so much com- fort and so much fun lo dccorale wilh to VIOVB parlies on lo relax onl "Clieerleodc-f" Is anoiher Jortfans first! Long- wearing nylon yorni, luxuriously with o bril- iionr array of 16 mulli-colour shades. Sq. Yd. 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