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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, April 24, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGC HERALD 17 Germans in Russia, Poland glad to be in the west Lilves Everglades Author Marjory Sfonemon Douglas, 83, who long has been fascinated by Florida's Everglades and is work- ing to insure its survival, poses recently with a copy of one of her books, "The of Grass." She is the prime mover of the Friends of the Everglades, a group organized to protect the area. Smugglers work while tourists enjoy living By HUBERT J. ERB FRIEDLAND, West Germany (AP) They are the bits and pieces of lost empire: Germans from Russia and Poland, bitter and angry, but glad at last to be in the West. The older ones show a linger- ing fear that makes them de- mand anonymity. "It is pretty good said a man of about 50, just arrived from Russia. "But who knows about tomorrow? "I have heard so many prom- ises. Promise me you will not use my picture. I think not only of myself but of my comrades still wailing to get out." For the Germans from Russia who come to Friedland, it is a last step in a journey begun by their ancestors 200 years ago. the Great, a Ger- man princess who became Cza- rina of Russia, recruited Ger- man colonists to live, work and prosper in the vastness of the Russian land mass. They trekked eastward be- tween 1763 and 1842. By 1871 and the founding of the German Reich, Russian rulers began ig- noring special privileges for the German settlers, including a promise they would be spared military service "forever." A Communist revolution and Resources crisis warning issued By LARRY HEINZERLLNG LOME, Togo (AP) Tourists splashed in the rolling Atlantic surf, sipped beer on the palm- fringed beach and tanned under a bright African sun .while the smugglers casually wsnt about their work. Three trucks laden with ciga- rettes, liquor, evaporated milk and other merchandise lum- bered into view. I PACIFIC car wash people FREE EXTERIOR WASH with gasoline purchase of 3 gallons or more (Exterior wash Si. 50 wttti gasoline purchase of or Complete interior and exterior wash wjiti 15 gallon About 30 bare-chested men waiting on the beach hoisted the cases of contraband onto their heads and transferred the load to four dugout canoes bobbing in the shimmering sea. Later, under a cloudless tro- i pical sky. the motor-powered boats sat off on a night journey to Ghana, a few miles to the east. Lome, a small, dusty port city that serves as Togo's seat of government, is the smuggling capital of West Africa. The illegal trade is source of income for WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is becoming heav- ily dependent on foreign coun- tries not only for oil, but for a wide range of materials, warns a new report to the govern- ment. The report's statistics add weight to a view increasingly expressed here that the current energy crisis is only the begin- ning of bigger crisis in all sorts of resources. In a report commissioned by the National Commission in Materials policy, economist Wilfred Malenbaum projects U.S. demand for half a dozen major raw materials over the next 30 years, and compares it wth U.S. production. "For all materials, U.S. re- quirements are expected to ex- ceed domestic production in the year Malenbaum said. "Expanded requirements abroad and such import needs by the United States can only be met through growth in pro- duction in the rest of the world." In 1970. the report indicates, the U.S. produced more alumi- num than it needed for its own use: by the end of the century the country will be importing almost one-quarter of its alumi- num. Compared with a surplus of copper production in 1970, the country will be importing 36 per cent o'f its needs by the year 2000, the report said. Abnormal weather predicted Over those 30 years, it adds: of iron ore will in- crease from 32 per cent of U.S. needs to 61 per cent. fuel imports will rise from about 30 per cent to more than 44 per cent of U.S. sumption. zinc, filling 19 per cent of the country's needs, will leap to 81 per cent. the fluorspar needed for the U.S. steel and chemical industries, already 80 per cent imported, will become 94 per cent imported. TOKYO (Reuter) Japanese experts predict abnor- mal weather conditions ob- served throughout the world since 1963 will continue through- a major i out the 1970s, this tiny j The meteorological agency country of two million. Lsaid here the steady cooling Smiling traders on the feceiv- of polar regions has been re- j ing end in Accra. Lagos and i sponsible for droughts, sudden j other capitals show up with bar- j flooding or abnormally cool or gains from Togo at private hot summers. j homes and market places. The cooling of polar regions t Customers in Lagos for ex-1 ample, can buy 200 American !terence or British cigarettes that cost in ths stores for about from Togo's underground. TOGO COLLECTS DUTIES Togo collects modest duties on imports that are sub- sequently smuggled out of the country. And it charges fees and export duties on com- modities such as cocoa smug- increased the temperature 6H- j with the equator and j other low-latitude areas, caus- j ing winds to move from north I to south or south to north. j Tne agency said no single the- ory on the cause of the cooling j is convincing. These theories in-! elude the earth entering a I "little ice a change in the number of black spots on the j sun's surface and mounting air j pollution. gled into Togo and subsequently j exported legally. Levies on this flourishing two- way traffic add up to a substan- tial part of the million an- j 1 nual national budget. The illicit trade turnover is estimated S 1.50 with 10- 15 qaJlon purchase 00 W4lh 5-10 gallon purchase S2.25 wifri 3-5 50 wilh no ciasolmc purchase SUPERSONIC CAR WASH 1819 3 Ave 3. We honor all credrt cards approved by dealer including CHARGEX. arge tor l c turnover is estimated to be million to million a year. Millions of dollars in radios, liquor, cigarettes, perfume. tape recorders and other goods are smugg'ed into Ghana from Togo. Ghana, imoort restrictions. hitrr- prices and austsrity under military rule' have created I j widespread shortages of such j j ms. 1 Lome's booming black mar- 1 ike! in Ghanaian currency also i irrlates Ghana's j i Travellers crossing the fron- j ilicr are assailed by of 'money uoon cars Jusl before IJsey cross 3nio Ghana. Ghanaian owlside the is offered dwily for Rate? dollars aTxJ "other nrwertiWs cnnvndes. GHANA ACTS Occasionally Ghana Tito plans in j j parliament BELGRADE (API Pres- i i ident Tito said today the Yugo- Slav parliament will be changed to the delegate system, instead of representatives, to secure workers' influence on the coun- i i try's policies. j Tilo also denied "various sto- j I ries that we allegedly are i i changing our course of interior j i development and our foreign j policy orientations, that: we arc abandoning nonalifnment." 1 With words. Tito again denied rumors that Yugoslavia j i? returning to the Soviet camp, j He said the second jJace of i constitutional] changes he directed Jo secure inference for workers. He said the firsl rtage gave workers derision making i powers in factories and own-' panics, and it. is necessary to go a slep further Under tJie delegate system. workers will send their dele- j gates. TOprfters. directly to TWO- nicipal and stale assemblies. i The federal parliament Til] j also he on the delegate j i system. Tito said in a slate-of-: The shooting of two smug- f. !etf year, and beefed-up i border patrols and army cbedt- j points on major iivire j Ghana have Trdncetf smuggling jaw? hence Che rerenw thai {Two gets from iJ. j Ghana-Togo which j furred bwausr of rrscV- KVwn. 1o irnrrov? in March folmvinc a b-icf In 597 1 there were 87S.OW stale visit Ghana by Togo's j women employed in clerical oc- infer, EtiWBe Eyadama. copaiJros in Canada. Jhe-nati'wi message. (XKRICAI, WOKKKKS two world wars in this century decimated the ranks of the Rus- sian-Germans and played havoc with settlements that once com- manded as much farm acreage as there now is, in West Ger- many. In 1914, they numbered 2.4 million people, clustered mostly along the Volga River and near the Black "Sea. SCATTERED BY STALIN Now only a few settlements remain with the number of eth- nic Germans put at just over one million, down from the 1.6 million listed by German esti- mates in 1959. Under Stalin, the ethnic Ger- mans were scattered as work- ers for the most part east of the Ural Mountains in the wake of the Second World War. Albert Schulz, 55, director of the resettlement camp at Fried- land, said about ethnic Germans have applied for per- mission to leave the Soviet Un- ion, He said that of an estimated 1.2 million Germans still living in what became Polish terri- tories after 1945, up to would come to West Germany immediately if they could. Schulz said that for a German con- j to reach the West, he must prove he has relatives in West Germany. He praised the pol- icies of Chancellor Willy Brandt in establishing better relations with the East. In 1971-72, he said, Ger- mans were allowed to leave Po- land, compared with in the three years before. Figures for arrivals from Russia for the same periods were put at compared with In 1973, the pace has slowed. EXPECT NEW TALKS Reliable sources said Brandt and Foreign Minister Walter Scheel are expected to go to Po- land this summer to try to get Polish agreement to speed up release of those Germans who want to leave. Brezhnev when the latter visits Bonn. The Germans from Poland are the remnants of several Brandt is believed likely to) million wno were forced out as take up the matter of the ethnic Germans in Russia with Soviet Communist Party leader Leonid Poles pushed west by the Soviet Union were resettled in the for- mer German lands. the best way to enjoy barbecuing Is with a CowgfL (Canada) Ltd. GAS BARBECUE This summer have all the fun of cook-outs with- out the "mess and Enjoy the delicious taste of barbecue with the perfection and speed of either propane or natural gas. 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