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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Revolution helped Cuban farm boy By BUU JOHGENSEN SANTA CLARA, Cuba (CP) Ui'aJdo Lazo says he is con- vinced he would never be where he now is if il weren't for the revolution Lnzo, 40, is doing a job he enjoys and the job is one that carries considerable prestige in Cuba. He is director of an artificial insemination station in (his provincial capital in the interior of Cuba. His father was a campesino, a poor farmer, who managed to save enough to send Lazo to veterinary school. But after Lazo graduated he could not find steady work. Before Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, Lazo said, vet- erinarians depended on politi- cal influence to get jobs and most of the hiring was done by large landowners. Lazo, a six-footer with a ruddy tan from years of work- ing outdoors, said he managed to support himself by doing small jobs for family farms. The privately owned estates have been replaced by state- owned farms since 1959. Lazo said there are still family farms and they can get veteri- nary assistance from state clinics. CASTRO AN EXPERT Development of a cattle herd in Cuba is one of Cas- tro's pet projects. Lazo said Castro has become an expert in Cuban prime minister obtained a law degree in reg- ularly visits farm installations such as the artificial insemi- nation station. "He asks a thousand ques- tions and he always remem- bers." Canadian farms are major sources ot breeding stock for the Cuban cattle program. In 1967, the Cuban government paid for a grand champion Hoslein bull, Inter- national B act Velvet from the R. J. Stewart farm at Bol- lon, Ont. Foreign observers of Cuban trade say the Castro govern- ment now is more economy conscious and trade figures support this view. During and 1971, Cuba bought about 11.500 head of cattle in Canada for about S3.G million or about a head. They are crossing the Hol- slcins with the Indian Zebus in Canada as the Brahman. Lazo said the cross combines the high mik-pro- ducing capacity of the IIol- sleln and the ability of the Zebu to survive in a hot, humid climate. The cross produces a bit less than half the amount ot milk given by a Holsfein. Latest available figures on Ihe Cuban cattle herd give its size as 7.1 million in I960 and the Cuban report said this to'.al is up from about five million in 1958 "with an ex- traordinary increase in qual- ity, thanks to artificial insemi- nation." QUALITY IMPROVES Projects in which Caslro has taken a personal interest usually have t o p -q u a 1 i t y equipment and Lazo's labora- tory is no exception. The equipment includes capsules of liquid nitrogen to freeze semen for storage and trans- port it to small farms in re- mote areas. But the cattle program has a shortage of veterinarians, Lazo said. Many professionals left Cuba alter Castro look- over and the Cuban education system now is graduating a high proportion of agriculture specialists. Lazo said his station oper- ates an on-the-job training program lor laboratory tech- nicians in conjunction with the university at Santa Clara, one of three in Cuba. Lazo said ability and not po- litical influence now is the way to promotion in Cuba. He ssid he was not a mem- ber of the Cuban Communist party and he was asked if sci- entific technicians were vn- polilical and not interested in party membership. "Oh no, that is my aspira- tion." LCC graduates Approx'malely !M sludenls grad- ualcd Saturday during Ihe 15th con- vocation of Ihe Lcthbridge Commu- nity College. Following is a list of praduates wllh I heir home towns parenthesis. Alex; Kennelh Haaland n d e r Desjardins (Cowleyl, Dong Dryce Jacob Jack Kinnlburg (Purple William Kooiker [LDth- Timolhy Marshall (Lelh- Lamberl Oldenburger (Iron relh Tnomsen Barlon Walburgcr (W-aunialn Richard Wells Donald Whcnham Robert Borley Norman Fenty Charles Harrison Shannon Lee (Lelh- brlcfge) Robert Lewis Mourca Minor Roberl Olson G w e n Pollock fPlncfier Lawrence Shipley William Thomas {Red Donald Thompson (Lelh- George Tokuda (Picture Alan Wood (High Rnlph Kooikor Doug- las Orr Robert slephanscn (Mellon, Bruce Arneson Daryl Larsen (Cranbrook, Ming Leung (Hong Pnl- rick Lls o wa k i Criarlcs Markus (Pincher Ronald Polrcr Wayna Schuell Ralph Vanhell (Picture Butle) Ylu f.'-ng Wong Stewart Ynmamolo Steven ElleM (Milk Rodney Haraga (MMK Mllsuru Kobayashi (Lelh- Richard Pllsol Lome Benson (Canwood, Ger- rll Emmelknmp (Dow Wayne Gcrrfon Jacob Hooge Robert Jarvle Harvey Koelse (Noble- Rodney Leishman William Niti (Rnlilna Harry Tokotylo Robert Slewarl Jack Tyrrell (Fort Mac- Normnn Worthy (Klmb-rly, Deborah Atkinson V-'afln campa (Lclhbridgel. Lana Marl (TabcrK Sheila Hlgqlns (Vaux- hflil, Judy Langeman Sharon Nilsson Doreen Pfizenmaier Carol Teresa Archilida Corliss Clarke (Cal- Carolyn Culp Louella Gonsalvez Jran Hoffman ft1, a p I o C r e f< k. Barbara Kob-lka n.clhbridgel, Janot MiVlos Joyce NiklforuK (Red Caroline Pela JBI Prince (Scanlebury, Man.) Carl erts (Lelellier, Terry Thomas (The Pas, Michael Bailerman Corns (Grassy Edgar Nelson James Ririe (Ma- Jack Woolford (Cards George Lem Douglas SpMlmon Raymond Fred crick Donald Gray Kennelh AMchalsky Gerald Pol- lack Gudencio San. chei 1 Norman Doram John Glllales Barbara Kimolo (Crowsnesl Ondrlck Dennis Pclltier (Pincher James Reardon Maureen Relswig (Ver- non, B Fred Uwarnf (Lefri- Peler Asplund Emily Brook Douglas Goruk (Ta Edgar Skelding (Fort Edward Woodruff (Picture Jacob Veer Leonard M- wood Nadine Ring (Pilot Bulle, Patricia Williams Patrick Holder (Crcslon, Leo Jensen Jennifer McDonald Glenn Stianks (Assiniboia, Dixie Aim Barry Bar- Ion Lori Beazer (Card Gerald Bennett (Palhlow, Roger Bmoir Paul (T o b e Jean Boon Valerie Brookman (Sib jarnes Cameron (Pincher William Cauthers (Vermil- Sherryl DeCoste Law- rence G o I d b y Sluarl Heard (Red Laurie Johnson (Mozarl, Vela Lowry (Card- Linda. Merchant (Corona I Waller Nolson Palrlcla Purkls V 1 o 1 e t I 8 Rowland Donna Takeda Villa Tyr- rell Marilyn Wyllie Hoi Ming Cheng [Leth- Catherine Chernlawskv Dennis Dempster (Lelh- Shelly Larson Deborah Masson Sergio Tonln Mar- (jucrife Barlfe Wendy Bowman Audrey Campbell (ShopI Lake, Linda Chapman Maura Chcmolli (Lc-lh- Wendy Dlckout Judy Lynn Duce (Mounlain Shannon Dunonl (5 w I f I Current. Rae Eakelt cxls Gladstone (SI. Shciscih Rnpion Hebarsh Sher- (Lei h b r i d n Gwendolyn Wrfqhf Terry Borcjer Leeannp Boner ll (Twin Karrn San- cire Easlhope Margarel Kluserlli (fort Wanda Wolditn M_ n t h b r i d q Ingrirl Schemer (Cos Ida Sherry Wallraur Crnnbrwk, Roxanne Deqrnsleln (Fort Sherry Edwards (Cranbrook, Carla Flemmlnq (l.ofh 1) r GoFcmblosfcy Joycr Pnnt.irollo Val- V.'lide Shirley Antler- son (Swan t.nkp. Henry Bin- Ihroal Maro.nrrl Drcwslnr (C o n t I Eugene "Cardinal (St. Shirley Carr Rich nrd Coiirchonc (EHskson, Man Waldrcn C'.'.ir (Grtswolci Mnn.l. Shir- irv I r fi i e r Elnninr Mnrpcr (G.irdcn Hill Island Lnkc, Msn Alfred Marl (Norway House, Aldfi Neil Kemtikh (Rcllcitn Raplris, Edna Ilicberl Cily, Irpne Hughe; (Crystal (Long Lynda LetlinQWcIl Jaiwt MncDonald (Rov-J Marilyn Nelson (Bow Bcrnlce Obcr Otrhnlek Penny, cook Sharon Pocd Cole Me Reaohr Fha Snn Diecjo Thehi-a Schafrr (Govenlock, Judy Scnmled Paul Sh.nw Rlla Sullivan (Toronlo, Dallas Siarko (Lelhbridciot. Sflndrs Thorn I Alicia Wilson (L ctri Wolborl (L e t h b r l d q Dennis Dockray Lloyd Loslin (Prnndon, Wrndy Liicnii TURN TO LIQUID Juices from Ihc digestive glands of spiders liquefy llieir prey before il is sucked inlo their nioulhs by Ihc of llieii1 slomachs. Here ore the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART 1: 1-opproved; 4-c; 5 Social Democratic PART II: 1-d; 2-0; 3-C; 4-C; 5-b PART III: 1-b; 2 c; 3-n; 4- c; 5 d PICTURE QUIZ: Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Ebon Screening Thursday, May 1972 THE LETHBP1DGE HERALD cut Tuberculosis threat drops WOUNDED IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS Wounded South Vietnamese soldiers are carried from a helicopter in Pleiku, Soulh Vietnam, afler a recent firefight in Ihe Central Highlands. Fighting has accelerated in recent days In Hie Central Highlands XILM OTTAWA (CJ'i one-' time scourge of liibcrc'iiolsis has receded to Hie point where sev- eral provincial hen 111) depart menls have cut Ilic-ir mass screening for delcc- I lion of (lie lung disea.se ;ind i Nova Sco.ia 1ms slopped allo- i gel her. Medic til experts are divided dbout the wisdom of the trend: towards reduced de-lection pro- i grams in Canada, Dr. L. Jciines, medical director of Hie Canadian Tuber- culosis and UcspinUovy Disease Association, says thai Quebec, j Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia have reduced pro- grams, with mobile x-ray trailer units now concentrating on' high rihk groups or certain j areas of Ihc province. In UHS probably no; province will be doing mass j screenings for Luhnrt-ulosis be-' cause the incidences are going; down satisfactorily." Dr. Jcanes was commenting in an interview about compan-, ion articles in (he association's. i quarterly IJuIIoliu, in which two medical experts look opposing views on the need for mass screening programs. "The articles represented the present pictures in two prov- lie said. "One believes there still is merit in carrying on Ihc program there. The other now finds the costs of finding such a few new cases too costly.11 LTJIOmS {'HECKS Dr. D. Harriett, director of medical services for (lie Sustal- c h e w a n Anti-Tuberculosis LCUIRUC, said In his article that rmtss survey programs in his province still "are a valuable tool." "Unfortunately, many people evaluate surveys according to the cost of identifying one ac- live case of tuberculosis, but this is the wrong approach. II would be more appropriate, if it were possible, to relate part of the cost to the number of cases which were prevented, but this is an unknown quantity.7' The Saskatchewan program combines x-ray and tuberculin testing as case-finding methods, a registry of cases and contacts, education programs for urban and rural areas [he last five test to detect j diabetes as well. Dr. Owen Clarke, medical director of the Sir Adam Beck chest disease unit in London, Out., said in his article that case finding through mass sur- veys "i" no longer economic." Use of mobile frailer x-ray. units is "ineffective and with only per cent of new casc5 found this way in Ontario during 1970 He recommended instead that doctors, and clinics do chest x-rays and check them lor Tti as part of a complete routine chest exami- nation. Money and resources saved by eliminating mass screening "arc belter used to improve medical (acililics, educate the public and ensure that a che-l x-ray is accepted as an integral pail of a thorough clinical ex- Dr. Clarke said. Shower held TURIN fl-INS) A commu- nity bridal shower was held in the Sundial Community Centre recently to honor Miss Janice. daughter of Mr. Mrs. Lawrence Lawlor of Turin. Several games were played. Mrs. A. Binder was the hos- tess. Mrs. L. J. Dunn introduced the bride. Mrs J. Pap worth gave n reading and presented the gifls. Assisting at the gift table were her sister, Mrs. B. Cartoon, and her sister-in-laws. Mrs. J. Lawlor and Mrs. D. Law] or. 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