Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
_________Wednesday, February 16, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 35 Crowng n Young people taking to Peronism By JAMES NKILSON1 London Obsi'rvrr Service BUENOS AIKES I'cionisin is one of the oddest political phenomena of modern times. It is not merely that a Uilin American version of the popu. I lisi movements of Europe's tics, and its spokesmen are con- fitlent it will win the March i'ii) Poron was told his deputy vns atlracling a considerable Lcfions following of his The former party chief. Jorge I against the foreign affiliates economy: Argentina's biggest private firms have names like Fiat, The mi on the plane of practioil thirties has persisted, even grown in strength in the; seven- ties, for by all the rules of the discredited man. elections if they are There is, however, By the time he was ignomini- elections did ously removed from powei inks there is no guarantee they would actually win enough votes to rule. The threat of their power, untested, enables them jnissed him without explanation. Campora exulted over Paladi- no's downfall by labelling him held, "a political corpse." widely Much Peronist infighting con- that the Peron- corns just who his Peron's ear. j January" 1972 some elderly Jus- be too unhappy if The stream of letters and tape j (jcialist politicans were forced id not talu- place, recordings sent across the At-1 lo resign h.scause members of Ford and Coca Cola. FACTIONS HOSTILE Poronist factions are feroci- ously hostile to each other. Their disputes are settled by bullets and bombs. Murder i-' commonplace. At the end of 1955 he had brought Ills once wealthy country to the brink of bankruptcy. He escaprd being Iried for statuory rape liis behavior the then old Nelly Rivas only bi'C'iiiw he lied the country. But one third of the Argentine people have remained loyal to him 10 this day. Percnism, which glories in a rhetoric praising loyalty to the leader and shoulder-to-shouhler lantie by El Lider often he- come opaque and contradictory. Peron has perfected what local "pendulum" uport j analysts call a youth movement accused them of killing one of their comrades. This infighting pro- vents any one man getting loo technique, swinging bis support I powerful. It also keeps the gov- first behind terrorist groups: ernment guessing and, hope- ARRESTED Valcry I. Markelov, -12, a Russian translator employed hy the United Nations in the U.S.. is shown. The FBI said Marke- lov was arrested shortly a f t r.r obtaining documents about the U.S. Navy's- new F-14A jet fighter plane. sharply reduced if they found themselves trailing another pol- itical party. Peron, in far away Madrid, .....__. is the movment's undisputed fi- with "pw.ple." gurehead. But hi Argentina it- ni plains much of its appeal; self a conslant struggle is going by meaning all things to all: on for the position of deputy men. It is a banner flaunted; leader. The .Iiisticialist Party, by revolutionary Maoists and as the Peronisls are known be- cbmfortable middle-class refer-1 cause the law forbids any party mists, and has recently become having the name of its leader, fashionable among the young, is on hostile terms with the Like other mass movements it trade unions who feel they rep- to play a major role in the na- tion's affairs bv putting pres-........... sure on the weak military Gov- that invoke his name, then be-: cxpends the range of con- eniment of General Alejandro i hind those who support some C3s3um3 the government may This role would be j sort of agreement with the gov- exploits the yearning lo the mainstream of Per- lor-g" of the chronically in- onism. Peron's current deputy secure middle class and the nat-; is Hector Campora, a scme- ural resentments of the work- i what colorless ex-dentist whosn I ers. A Peronist meeting K servility to bis m'aster is absol- I much like a religious revivalist I ute. _______ eminent, then behind the more bellicose trade union leaders, be prepared to offer. For all the complicated ap- at ils disposal, Peron- then behind party chiefs who ism carmot iOI1g survive the j urge caution. As well as the trade unions is now 7i death cf its elderly leader, who still seems inl- and the Juslicialisl likelv that Tcron will ever re which is itself divided into a turn'to bring the nation togeth- Women's party and a Men's er and Icsd lire "people" into party, not to speak of a vocal youth movement Peronism "incorporates an association grouping thousands of small businessmen. The Confedera- tion General Economica (CGE) was created by Peron to bal- ance the trade unions that be had built up. It is now headed by the millionaire industrialist Jose Gelbard. The CGE strid- ently demands state protection the promised land, but this merely contributes to the move- ment's messianic force. The of- ficial position is that all Peron has to do is to apply at the nearest Argentine consulate, get his passport, buy a ticket and climb aboard a plane. He has shown no inclination to do this, although some of his siroport- ers maintain that he Will re- turn this year. GUAra DUTY Keri stands gucrd duty of Toronto International Airport brothers Stephen, 5, and Bobby Wright, 7, of Fort Erie Ont., catch up on their sleep while waiting for their grandparents !o arrive from England. A combination of aircraft engine problems, weather and radar technicians strike stretched out the wait. 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