Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Cuban co-operation will be limited 11 197t THf tfTHMODOf HMAIO 9 Bjr Carl t. Rowan, UJ. tyadiettetf eehuuifet WASHINGTON If you won- der why Fide! Castro's Cuba seems to be takiag a reason- ably eo operative stand cm batting certain hijackings, poo- these two facts. The Soviet Union is still spending miPioB a day to -bolster the Cuban economy gad prevfut U-S, inspired econo- mic sanctions from, submerging the Castro regime. If Cuba were to become more acceptable within the Isemiapoere, and thus more left sufficient ecocorai- calJy, the Soviets could have this heavy burden lifted The Soviets long ago that they could better achieve their objectives in Latin Amer- ica through the "peaceful co- existence" techniques of diplo- macy aad trade 'than through guerrilla warfare tactics. The Soviets cow bave diplomatic rtpreseataikc ia zsost Latin countries, so the Eussiass have been pressuring Castro to "cool it" la 3367, General Di- rectorate of InteHigesoe (DGI) speeding a mocta to train insurgents for joerrillt warfare ia Bolivia, Venezuela, Guatemala and other parts of Latin America, Toe DGI, bead- ed by Manuel Pioiero, the famed "barba roja" (red beard) -was the most prombent instru- ment of Cuban foreign policy. One doesn't bear much of Pmlero these days, tad there are so overt signs that Cuba is still training thousands of Lat- inos for insurgency ia their hraaeiands. Castro has shown every sign of wanting to ead the ostracism of Cuba, His keg vis- it to Chile, Ms stops in Peru and Ecuador en rode borne, were dramatic bids to encour- age defections from the dec- ade old OAS policy of isoiatioa- Still, it vrouM be foolhardy to assume that Cuba will submit easily or ctdckly to a U-S. anii- hyaekbg proposal, especially ooe that closes Cuba to poetical reeds and revofestMnaries- It is to remember that Argentine revolutionaries hijacked a plase to CMie re- cently, asd the Marxist ABficde government made it clear they were Tawelcome, Cuba gave them a warm reception. When Bolivian went to Peru end were asked out, Cuba said, When Mexican rev- ofoiionariec hijacked a Mexi- caaa airliner and extorted money, Cuba gave them safe caves. We must also remember that while overt indications of Cu- ban subversions have Iwied in Bolivia since the killing of Che Guevara, and have almost van- ished k Venezuela, C a s t'r s rhetoric against Brazil, Argen- tina, Uruguay has not changed. He still vows support for arm- ed revolution. So the Cuban poeture, so far, is to entertain a deal under which it wcrjid threaten severe puffishmetrt for common-crim- inal type hijackers, but to re- frain .from any agreement that Cuba should turn ideological soul brothers over to "the im- perialists." Weie.CUba to cling doggeoly to this position, it -would still help a lot where U.S. hijackings are eoncenied. Tie worst of the recent ooes have involved robbery, extortioo, or des- peradoes on the 3am, and politi- cal ideology had nothing to do with it. A narrow, asii hijacking agreement lowering the boom only in crooks and robbers would be lees beneficial to La- t3s American airlines wMch are more often plagued by political activists. A broader agreement calling for punishment asd-or return of ALL hijackers might be more desirable, but it is infinitely more difficult to achieve, It is inconceivable that the United States couid agree to send back to Havana some be- draggled Cuban f a m i 1 y that steals a boat acd braves Cuban bullets and the to get to Miami and beg for political asylum. But Castro is sure to insist oa just that before be agrees to extradite American hijackers whom he believes to be his comrades. These negotiations about hi- jackings are, because of the very nature of the problem., of far broader consequences than their impact on air travel Be- fore they are over they will have affected greatly Cuba's re- lationship not only to the United States, but to toe rest of the heroisphere. Book reviews Timeless tour of East Africa "Tie Tree Where Man Was Born" by Peter ilattfaiessea and African Experi- ence" Irj- EBot Porter (E. P imtun and Co., llfz" z 3rir% 247 pages, flT-K, distributed by Clarke, Jrwin and Coat- paay Two OGtstasdisg artist ope tsisg words ssd the other combine b this book to pre- sent a tmkrse portrays! of East Africa. Peter Mattasessea d i d the wrifesg; Potter took the pictures. They trsveSsc sep- arately acd wsgi they cave re- portec is ssl pictures is ociy gessersllT cornpiemeEtary. Tfeere are more tviar? 190 fcS- coloc pictograjte of trees, flowers, -skater, motaaaiig. are as could be ezpected frocc the re- Eliot Porter. Bat -without the tezr by Peter a false im- pression of usreiieyed besisy aad besigrnty codd be grren. Eecsase of fcis appredetion for the beamy of East Africa, Pster farisgs a of restrsiaed ootrage to his portrayal The land is being ravaged. Cosservaooa, if an unknown is largely r-ot understood or appreciated Aai- rnals otcsoe the parts are cis- -appesrisg; insMe tbe paris the elephants are creatcig aa is> bslance. Farmffig are depleting the soD. are to the 'cities patting greaser presstires on the gad addisg to their Tasre is great psSias in the prcepect of East Africa betsg SEO a wasteiasd- It here that man eaaerged. Tbfc baobab (SGOWB in tie fsrst the pbxntograpijs) 'wbere man %-as born is cyisg oat killed by fires set by caen. ciearing the coimiry for their herds aad gardens. Kan ean- ixe. Sve in a iaad. The horaeiarxi 1227 isa "e to be deserted. With a ssiztcre of legesds, persons! ssecdoces, Mstory, ge- and aiEboooiogy tHessea takes the reader oa a kpd of timeless tear of the re- gicci. So tivid are isis oescnp- ticcs tbar cce is made to feel that 'be is present et the idn of a Zebra ay a pack of vlld dogs and can iear the wet sosod of eaaag; or sitfe-g paralyzed ia the Lasd -uodef a tree a is poised to atteek aad bearisg the hean7 thanip of tie tail tae One could tJas book just to savor the artistry of the vord rooGger. 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North Caliahan, an emineet has endeavored to portray the man, in the pages of this book. Callahan's account deals with Washington drmng tbe years the War, start- isg with his appointment at of the arm- ed forces through his battJes the English in the first great Asaerican VET. Tbe author goes deeper than the surface and uncovers Wash- ington's character his life both public and private. Callahan has succeeded in providing both an interring and informative look at the roan -spho has become ooe of the best known military man in world history. K C. A mink tall for Christmas By Eva Brewster COUTTS "What can we get you for Cflristsaas, That perennial question does not usually require an answer, My lainiiy is always full of beight ideas but this year's suggestion caused me night' mares. "How about a yin> tail ask- ed, admiring an advertisement thai prom- ised "added glasaour asd ekgaace in black, raaih, or pastel" shades. Already I anticipated a soft, furry tail tickling my forehead, reminding me it once belooged to a warm little animal with four legs, bright eyes and a ferocious will to live. How would you like your pet dog or cat to come home minus a leg it had left ia a trap? It might, at least, have a chance to live out its life. But, when a vakl animal is caught and, if it happens to be a female with young not yet able to fend for them- selves, the kittens too die slowly of cold and hunger. Think about the double agony, that of a mother suffering excruciating pain for days knows her young are waiting for her to bring lood A mink tail ijai perched on my hair would never me forget how the had suffered in a trap before it finally For wbat? Not primarily to keep me warm bat for "gla- mer and elegance." As far as I am coocers- ea any cue of attractive, mss-made fur substitutes would do just as welL But who. before Chrisanas. ia the ex- paasve mood of buying real fur as proof of true devotion, "-vanis to hear that the ani- mals trapped for that precious pres- ent "take so long to It would not GO in feat season of love and good would it? However, that was exactly tbe some couceroed young people had hoped to pyt across to an adult audience in a recent meeting OB behalf of "The Canadian Asso tiafioo for Humane Trapping-" The trouble was, ooly a handful of peo- ple tamed up. As ooe lacy who was hope- fully looking forward to receiving a new fur coat, said: "Everybody knows of far-bearing aasmals are frilled for Christ- mas every year. It's traditional and neces- sary asd nobody has made sacs a fuss until now." Another person who refused to at- tend tbe meeting dauned: "At this time of year meetings should sell tbe spirit of broth- erhood, joy asd giving. Instead, these mor- bid kids want to talk about nothing but paia and death. It's incongruous with, true Christ- mas spirit Anyway, what can we do about CAHT offers a trap excbacge program whereby a trapper may excaaage tbe cruel leg-hold variety for a humane Cocibear trap. This, the society claims allows a trap- per to ezperreaee Srstrflaad the advantages of the instaat-kJlliuf trap. The cost of this is borne by CAHT members who have spear on this program so far. It had occur- red to me that had the young people ad- vertised their meeting somewhat Hke this: "A new appliance in exchange for your old one at 20 cost to tbe haE might have been packed. It have been as aoaest advertisement arid tbe aadieace would hare jearsec that there is'.indeed something we can end shoald c.o to-lessen agoay of cur fellow creatures If indeed it is really stiH necessary to kH! them- If humaae trapping prevents from caewjng off their EB-oSlea legs caught in steel traps aai left to die from resast- irsg infectiCQ soesewbsre ia tae wHderaess. any mooey and effort is -vpeil spent, "Why has tbe gm'ersmect done nothing to stop such cruelty? Because no pressure vorth ineationing has been applied to force legislation. What can we longer be honored by a mere certificate but mast also be marked, as custom demands, with a sew Camaro or some type of sports car m order to make tbe occasion more meaningful. Are the parents sitting in tbe front row of tbe. andiiormni crying -with happbecs because their dear toe graduated and they have to worry being a dropout? Or are they siting there crying becaase for the next three or four years papa idS be working foBrtime as -well as part-time to pay for the ctr. And mama, dear .sweet mama, -will of course be fussing over the food bUSs, eiec- trkity gas bills, as usual Is there any need for families to "go dswm U3oerj financially, to buy expensive gifts asked for by their children? No. of course not But that doesn't stop many par- eats. By buying or ffoarvfog their chil- dren's expensive gifts, they make their child gro-w 19 mthout reaBy experiencing the true family happiness of giving, and accepting. On th e use o f word i Theodore Bernstein i] Net sore. Considering that core in its essential meaning expresses certainty, it is surprising that not infrequently it is used to express uncertainty. The peculiar use crops up in the phrase 'Tin as ia, "I'm tore your parents won't ob- ject" or tnre you agree that we shouldn't spend so much money on that WIT, doo't In roch instances a degree of uncertaisry dilute the sureness. Prov- ing, perhaps, that words don't always mean what they mean. Word eddities. The ptrase hue and cry means t clamor at alarm or protest or criticism. Way, you nay wooder, is color introduced into it with the word hne? It isn't This vrord boe comes frora a middle English word hoe. meaning outcry. Origiasi- Jy hue tfld cry was a loud shouting, which aH were duty-bound to take up, when felons were being pursued. Everybody joined in having a good cry. Fraction of an inches? Dr. Samuel Sherman of Moorestown, N.J.. says he has trouble convincing his science coQeagues that they should not write phrases like "0.95 but rather should write "G.95 BeaDy he should not have any trouble, "Liches" obviously denotes more than cot inch. Just as obviously 0.95 that is, 95 one-bundredihs is less than ooe inch. If you wert ipeaking the phrase, you prop- erly would sty "95 ooe-huDdredths of an not "96 just as you would say "one-half of a not "one-hail The doctor is one hundred ooe-buadredths correct.