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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ______Vfodnciday. March 6, 1972 THE UTHBRIDGE HEftAUJ -33 MALIGNANCY IN THE MOLURUS Operaling team, including o zoologist and veterinary surgeon, examine a gian! pylhon snake (python moiurus) in Vienna Thursday, after operating on the snnlce earlier this week to remove a cancerous growth from its lungs. The malignancy was detected through x-rays. (AP Wirephata) is raguay activity Uy JAMKS London Ohscrvt-r .Service BUENOS AIRES In (lie liot ar.d impoverished land cf Paraguay smuggling is the jnast important activity. The annual turnover exceeds that of ortlvxtox trade, and it i maintains the smnll middle-' class in a fashion that would otherwise be out of reach. Most Paraguayans have a hand in the traffic, whether di- rectly or not. Tiie GuaranU speaking boat nj en will beer or coohing oil across then Parana river to Argentine towns, and his many relatives uill live en the proceeds. Great piles of American, Japanese or goods on sale at cut prices in the few shops of tiie capital, Asuncion. Only the tourist will try to carry his booty across the fronlier himself. He will his address, jrny the man he- hind the a bit more than the grois cost, muL sure enough, his Lcica or expensive pislcl be forwarded to his name in Buenos Aires or Sao P.'iib within a week cr so. DOUHLE PRICK Not ail is on thh of course. Smnll pircrnft weighed ftcv.'ii cjpnrcttcs r.' I'io smaked in Ar- gentina is daily Uke off Paraguayan air- strips to lard at a makeshift airfield, unmarked on :wy map, in an e-slancia I'rr.iicb) n e a r fiuenos Alre.s. The goods have already in price, but ns mo-it Argentine imports carry taxes of 2PO or "GO per cent, when imports are rJlr.vcd r.t the distributor Elands to make a tidy profit. Tins has made Par- which i- one of the world's ;t countries with a population nf fewer two million, a mnpr importer of c i> t eh and American Slringtun to on school act TABKK (llXSi Bi-yr-nl Stringi-mri of U-lhir.'icV.', Di- rector of with the Dcpni-lmt-nt of Kdneation, will address a pn'illc meeting br.rc March on tbe subject of Uio Schorl Act of In aniKHiiKinjj the mating he held r.t tbe U T. Kchoal at p.m., .school supcrhitondcnt says that all teachers, trustees and inter- ested members of Ihe public are invited to attend. Mr. Slrincham h e ad c cl a committee crmmis.sionid lo re- write the Act three years lie comes to Tn- bcr well vcr.scd in inlerpi'cla- 1ion :mil implementation of the Act and its regnlrilions. One of Ihe concerns of teach- er.s IK.S been Hie increase in au' voslcd in t'n- -school boards, and Mr. Slrimjham will provide answers to seme of these concerns. 'i'hc; is bnins snon- by Divi- sion's board of, trustcco. I cigarettes. The general corrup- tion ensures that, prcfits are evenly spread smong the large j number of military men and 1 police in the know. The police do intervene now and again, but only when they judge their share lo be too small. Then they act energetically. There no coroners in Paraguay. Brazil and Argent ma, which arc dogmatic upholders of the ideal of non-intervention in the affairs of oilier nations, have, turned a blind eye to this traf- fie. Indeed, many of their own citizens have grown fat on it. But the greed and ruthlessness of the smugglers may lie bring- j ing the party to an end. A num- ber of US legislators are very angry because Paraguay is deeply involved in the smug- j of heroin anl other hard drugs, which come to Latin America from the. Middle East or Europe and arc (hen flown to the US via Panama. One US Corgressman described Para- guay heading Latin country in this traffic, and the jnrun country for her- oin en route to the United American concern has been magnified by Paraguay's al to hand over Joseph Ang- us tc R i ccrd, a Fre nch bom Argentine, vha, recording to the State Department, heads an that has smuggled million worth cf heroin into the US in the five years. Riccnl was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York a f te r five Pare guay a ns and one Argentine were arrest- ed in Miami in Cclober 1070, when they tended a Email piano carrying 93 Ibs. of heroin worth several million dollars. Riccrd has never been on US territory but he was arrester! in Paraguay ard has been in prison for a ycer. Paraguayan reluclance to let the US extradite Uicord is in line vl-h a bng-standing Latin American attitude. Overtii dictators, or venal, arc sure of finding re- fuge in a ]f.nd, and cvrry is aware that liis turn coidd c-snvi p.i any time. This hospital- ity has msde America, particularly Paraguay, a hr.veu for war criminals. Jilcrigckr Ilorinann reported (o he >.g in the backlands v; hero Argcrfinn and Prrcgnay inect. On the brighter side, hov-'- ever, this trr.diti.m allows vic- tims cf elsewhere lo escape their tormentors, and many Jews ar.d German libsr-