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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The LctWnridgc Herald Third Section Lethbridgc, Albcrla, Wednesday, April 12, 1972 Pages 33-10 Appeal to Yugoslav leader Russians urge By LAJOS London Service MOSCOW President Tilo of has received an urgent from the Sunel Communist J'filly 1 wider Leon- id Brezhnev, tu Moscow. According to :i report Own Ilelgrnclc today, Brezhnev is pressing the Yugoslav leader (u come for talks before President Nixon arrives in the second halt dvn'ing Brezhnev's visit to Yug- oslavia last ainmimn, appears to be growing anxiety in Moscow over American efforts to boost their strategic position in the Mediterranean area by cultivating the Yugoslavs. I.n.sl week the American Sec- retary of Slate, William Rogers, (old Congress in Washington nf l he administration's "interest in Yugoslavia's independence and ot May. integrity." The immediate reason for llic The timing of hh statement it Hdgt.icJe "welcomed it raki.-i-fypc actions. Wli.it uror- wilhaid icservo" in- ric.s Moscow is Una a Yugo- creased Ihe Kremlin's susni- j military allinneo cions of a hidden arrangement might he in Hie making in an between the United Stales and; area where a new confronla- Yuj'oslnvia about Yugoslavia's. lion between the super-Powers future role in the Balkans and Ihc Mediterranean. MOSCOW wotuiiKD It is clear Hint (he American which the Yugoslavs developing, Marshal Tito agreed in prin ciple to visit Moscow during Brezhnev's Yugoslav trip last year aflcr the -Soviet leader consider (o lie of great inlcnia- at (he insislciice of the Yugc- tional importance, is intended slavs reaffirmed Yuposia- as a to Moscow against vi.Vs rifjht to full itufupcnricnci ignore Soviet jnvitiilitui, llrsl in n d a i ami Die Yugoslav reaction to'taking any further Czechoslo- and sovereignty. LJut since then relations be Iwceii the two countries Imvc ciclcrioratcd once more. T h c Yugoslavs arc hy incii ealions in Moscow tlial tllere are plans afcol lo revive the Cominfortn (a contraction ol Uie name Communist Informa tion which set up by Slalir. in 13-17 to keep s. tight grip on foreign Conrmun gaily liberal nttiludo and ac- j is' parties. ccpt.i ils j Yugoslavia was expelled from respoiis OTTAWA (CP> More than 93 per cont of 073 women who sought help from a national abortion advisory agency last year had to go to the United Slates for abortions. Lore Perron, director ot the Association for I hen review of Canadian Abortion Laws, Inc., snitl in nn interview here that public hospitals in Canada do not meet IJjoir responsibil- ities. Hospitals which legally could set up abortion committees ci- llier refuse to 1Rw propor- tions in Cuba. The government cwrcnily 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 re- lation to foreign currencies is established artificially by the government. Prices charged a foreigner vary widely and are lower at places which deal ox- ckisivcly with foreigners. The official value of Die peso was par with the United States dollar before (lie dollar was devalued. The official value now is 92 cents U.S. and the Cubans take 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 that most Canadian exporters ".sell (o Cuba on the basis of irrevocable letters of credit in Canadian funds." AM- EIAVIC INCOME The Castro government en- sures that every Cuban has access lo basic services and this means Ihal v i r I u a 11 y every Cuban family lias a source of income sufficient to buy what is umversallv avail- able. The mini m u m is about 85 pesos a month and top workers and middle-level managers earn un lo '250 pesos or more. Income c'nn be lari'.e in Cuban terms if more Dian ojie member nf a family is v.orkini! can be bought ihrouuli Die ration linok, which includes foot! and clothing, rosls I him pesos a month, for new housing is about 10 per cent of income and there ususilly is no rent in did houses and apartment blocks. Basic medical, dental and hospilul care is free and there is no charge for education, A substantial portion of a Cuban family's income is available (or discretionary spending. One result is queues to buy what is available. Another is thai prices of black market items and many open market items are distorted. Two com- mon outlets for surplus cash are restaurant meals ami travel and Cubans line up for reservations, which are al- ways necessary. DEAR FOR VIS1TOHS Foreign government offi- cials working in Cuba say res- taurant meals arc too expen- sive for their salaries, as they must buy pesos at the official rale. A North American with drinks cosls between S15 and S50 Canadian per person at one of (he bettor Havana restaurants. The same meal cosls about, one-third as much at a Havana hotel reserved for foreignCLS. A foreigner can buy a bottle of rum for and the price for a Cuban is al least 15 times as much. The government recently doubled the fares (or air and bus travel behveen cities. The fare on Havana city buses, however, is only five there are 100 cents in a peso. Sources here say Ihe 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 Ihe major portion of foreign vis- itors and these groups tl0' likely to inject items into the black market. There is no heavy flow of tourists and they travel in groups. Tho technical advisers are nol been frequently as they live in fail lo meet their responsibil- ities.1' DISCUSSES KEI.KA.SK Mrs. Perron was commenting news release about statis- ts on women who came for help. "Out of the women, 50 carried on with their pretman- cies after counselling from tho association. 19 were found lo bo not pregnant and 20 aborted spontaneously Of he total pregnancies ter- minated, GI were done in Cana- dian hospitals, she said. The apes of those women who came for help ranged from 13 years lo 50, she said. Ninety- seven were under 18. Only 2G per cenl of the women I 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 are discussed. CITES KINORAN'CF "There's so much Ignorance involving birth control and just noriii.nl facis about the reprod- uctive she snid. The association found that more than one-third of the women believed they ivcrc using some met hot! of contraception, but ignorance or mistake had led to the unwanted pregnancy. "Doctors often fail patients by not explaining (Ihe birth control method or device) properly. They assume too much about the patient's knowledge." Mrs. Perron .said that, con- trary to a number of reports, (he association's statistics show that only about Four per cent ot One Belgrade newspaper re- cently cited the Soviet Commu- nist Parly journal Kommuuist as urging the need for "the ideological, political and organ- izational unity" oE all "Com- munist and workers' parties." President Tito lias not yet replied to Brezhnev's urgent in- vitation. He is at present his home ou the island of Bri- oni, preoccupied with measures to consolidate the rapidly re- turning stability or (he country after the worst internal crisis of his rule. While Ureshnev wait.s, plans are going ahead for the Yugo- slav president to make a stale visit to Poland for his first m reeling wilh Ihc Polish Com- munist leader, Edward Gierek. Reds ases By RAM SUNDAK Canadian Press Cm respondent BOMBAY (CP1 Press re- ports say militant Communist groups have set up three bases in the Telengana region of the southern Indian stale of Amllira Pradesh. Tho government of Andhra Pradesh claimed recently lhat the back of the pro-Peking group known as the Naxalilo the. women had a previous his- party 1ms been broken nfter lory of abortion. nearly three years of police ac- "And of our people, who have (ion. had counselling from us earlier. At one the Naxnbles only six (O.G per cent) were re-' controller! many villages m An- Britain's ambassador lo Snr_-in. She works for magazine, Tho pair has tol Icngjiji wacj'jir. royal romance. ci fosh'.on about a she said. New hospital in north A uf tliy is t c-iui livin ntai-kul. cigiirulles r packs a nil PI-MLS on An old dura Pradesh, collecting taxes, terrorizing government officials and landowners and running what amounted lo a parallel ad- ministration Though the rebellion has been largely suppressed, Ihe lalest reports from Hyderabad, the slate capital, suggest Dial the extremists may be trying lo Illfin LKVKL iGrM Sod a comeback, was finned he-re for Alberln's i [tovcrnmenl official in Ily- musl.-northerly hospital. j denihad is quolecl as The hospital, expected to will nol prnnil the pro-Pe- open I-Vbruary, will have i extremists lo LSlnbh'sl beds nnd will cost Si million, themselves in any pint of the iTh. federal tinvet iitilenl is pay- stale." which can nol lie driven be- eniisf ,T is broken be Ko'd (or pesnrf. items sold on the cinen market are scarce and available mainly (o "menl luis been used in rtcfipnmg the Of poficomen have heci 1' n have public] scnl lo tnc Manthani area to pu .i_....i_.. Naxalitc aeitvily. Tin paper said thai Iwo senior po lice officials recently toured tin of the cost because poi.lCl; ItEl.N'rollCKI) the hospilal will serve treaty Bombay Timor, of Indiar liifliiius. reported frnm the city of A new concept in health care hi Andhra I'rali'.sh thai 1- Tlic price of n Irt-inoh black nnd wliilc television set is 750 pLisns: an re a four-burner Ras hitl-plato pressure ,V> and and a Irca- sewing macliinc IfiO. SPRING SALE OUR COMPLETE STOCK health offices, social develop- ment and visiting clinics, den- tal space and a larne mulli- purposc Rrca for lectnres nnd iims REGULAR PRICES ONE RACK OF SUITS and COATS Price MEN'S 309 5fh STREET S. aren. Manlhani is the of Ihe rJiief minister of Ant Pradesh. Nnrasimha Uao. Tin hns Hie revival violent Communist activity the Indian state. Krishna Kumar, a senior po lice official, Is quoted in Hi press as .saying that most of th pro-Peking extremists in th Mantbani area arc "forme nol committed to an; ideology." 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