Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
g THE 1ETHBSIDGE HERALD Tuesday, December 26, 1972 U.S. is now actively promoting trade with Communist Bloc By JAMES J. XACLE New York Times Service NEW YORK Remember 10 or 12 years ago, when the John Birch Society placed cards Li fupermp.rkp's urjlns custom- ers not to buy hanis or other products imported Irvm Pol- And a decade earlier, curing the Korean people called for a hoycoU against polish hams on the srourx's that American dollars shouldn't be to Poland while Poland wns supplvlng North Korea. all that has changed. In the name oi improving East-West relations, the United States government 15 actively promoting trade '.vilh the Com- munist ar.d food and bev- erage items are pUying a major role. Such specialty items give Americans some- thing to import and facilitate our exports oi more sophisti- cated gocds. traf'e v.ill prov'.de vital dollar income for many coun- tries and strengthen trac'e rela- tions ber.veen them and the United States." says Leon Rubin, ore of the men at t h e hear: of this basiress. Rubi'i. '.v'no v.-os 61 years in is presi- dent of the Atlanta Corporation of Ne-v.' York, international food traders am! distributors. He v.-as importing Polish hams that so outrareV. some patriots years ago. In an interview the other day. Rubin replied lhat the at- tacks on the hams in the press and elsev.'here had the effect of publicizing the hams among people who had never heard of them. ''You can't tell the American consumer what to he said. "She wants to make up her o'-vri mind. Our sales actually ir.crased as a result of the at- boycott." Nowadays it's not only hams from Poland that, compete for space on the shelves of Ameri- can supermarkets but also Csar- das hams from Hungary. Boh- emia brar.d hams from Czech- oslovakia and a variety nf other pork products from all three countries. Other popular Imports are paprika, peppy seeds and car- away seeds from Hungary; canned pickic-s, beets and onions trom Poland as well as frozen strawberries and raspberries and dried mushrooms: fruit anrt tomato pulp in barrels or tins from Bulgaria. Rumania and the other Eastern European countries: caviar from Ruman- ia and the Soviet Union and cheeses of al! kinds. Among the beverages are cor- dials and vodka from Poland and Russia and a variety of wines and national specialties, such as Hungarian tokay des- sert v.ine. Yogoslavian rissling and slivovitz rjlum brandy. Some of these lines have been imported for years, but there is now official encouragement to swell the Part of Pepsicn's recent deal with Moscow calls for the mar- keting of Soviet wine, brandy and vodka in this country. An- other prominent importer of !fcod is Overseas Barters. Inc., whch imports pork pro-Ju'-'ts from Czechoslovakia and Hun- gary. Among those importing beverages are Austin Nichols, Seagrams and Heublein. Despite official encourage- ment. trade is not all smooth Julian Hoffman, president of the Industrial Raw Materials Corporation, who visits the Soviet Union about everv s'x weeks, warned re- cently that American compan- ies were losing because offers from Europeans were more attractive. Ke said an- 'o'her di'fLc'.t'tv v.'as the fact that, in dealing with a commu- nist nation, the seller rarely si's dov.n with the ultimate user of that once a business relation-] his ship is established, there are Kubin is more sanguine. He usually few problems. concerted c'-'fficulties of get- A plus for the American con- ting ur.ablisticd in a sla'.c-lrad- sumer anil importer is the fact system. 'He ha.s been deal- that, no in v.hich East- ing with Poland since ern European plant products are Hungary since 1969 and Ku- i turned out, they have to meet mnnia since 1970.) But be said j government standards, "This j -----------------.........------------------jr vents an of quality j if production costs risa or prices are cut Ixjcause demand Actress marries WINTER PARK, Fla. i U Mr. Rubin said. Jo Ann who Although trade with the Corn- s' a -red ES I.ieut. Dish in the munist Bloc is moving up sharp- movie ni.a.s.h., was married tOily, it is still relatively small. singer Charles yeari impels rrom tire j 'en' in a chapel on 'he countries to- of Rollins College. j mWm exporU for imnorts and million for j :ports. Of the million Imported, almost SCO million food products, with nearly mil- lion involving meat. About two- thirds of the- imports from ern Europe carne from Poland. As for the Soviet Union, food and beveraycs accounted for only a small fraction of the million in imports last year. On the other hand, feed and graias accounted for a part of this country's mil- lion of exports to Russia. This export total should swell as the grain shipments reflect the to them totalled million. Miss Pflug. 2.3. designed the gown she for the church wedding which included mostly Through October of tnis year, family friends. i the figures were million SJIKF) shed their shells they grow. Capture The Event on Film! Magi Cubes 9-s-F- Super Party Needs at Saleicay Prices SNACK CRACKERS Buiy Pv9. 31 c SMOKED OYSTERS ,.66-., 55c CANNED CRABMEAT s" Hn 1-59 WHITE TUNA FISH Sol'd n., 57c CANNED LOBSTER Sea Trader Nuts 'n Bolt? BROKEN SHRIMP d .1. 59c i w 5'i-oz. drained wt. lin -J7 4' --02 drcinsd wt. lin SARDINES IN OIL ,in 3U COCKTAIL MIX GrorthomV7. 99c RITZ CRACKERS 72c MEAL MATES Pk.. Sic ARTIFICIAL 85c BACON DIPPERS 9-0, Pkfl. 47c CREME DE MENTHE old En3'iih ?5c CHEESE TWISTS Joctl ,0., ..n. bag 57c CR1SP-I-TATERS Oenerat Miil> pk3. 49c MIV After five Or' 4 f1a'ourl QQr COCKTAIL mlA 6-01. nel wl. pkg. 77C BUGLES Pfc8. 49c CHEESE RITZ 47c PRETZEL STICKS 38c TRISCUITS 47c JaeVi Snaelc 5.5-ot. net cello pVg. IMPORTED DANISH CHEESE fdom, Tybo, Danbo, Sanv c V OC Kovarti Tilsit. QQ- S I Safeway Ib. 'C When good friends join you to welcome the New Year, you'll want to be sure to have plenty of fine foods at hand! The kinds that are ready for you at Safeway. Festive foods for parties, friendly gatherings, and family meals. Come browse and choose. You'll love the variety and our low, low prices! Scrfewcv Oani-.h Blut Edom, Danbo, Sam- Emmenlhal T nn 1 oc 1ce, Havarti Tilsit. QQ, Safeway Ib. Ib. Prices effective in tethbricfga Dec. 27-30 to our many friends and patrons from the staff of SAFEWAY New Years Entertaining Specials! 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