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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Pridoy, May 12, 1975 _ THE lETHBRIDCE HERAID 29 Show eugerness and vitality Builders of new socialist society in Cuba see changes taking place Rv urn .HMKJKNSKX HAVANA (UP) Those ivho lire (Icdii'iilc to huildinK a new socialist society in Cllhfi find mid sliniu- tolhiK change Inking place hut (here i> a L'.roy snineness to Hie workaday world. The people iviici arc rebuild- ing Hie iigricullurc to the economy, re.slructuriiig the is- land's educational system and developing tlie beginning of an industrial capacity show ea- pernt'ss and L'ilalily. Bi.l lor many uho must curry out tlie rtelai'ls of 1'ic neiv programs there is rcpctilive and un.sti- imilnLiiig Almost every- thing is rationed and usually there are long queues to ob- tain tlie few consumer goods and services available. The official work week is hours but contributory over- lime ar.rl weekend v.cvk encouraged those iniKyni- pathelie lo regime say it i.s reouiral. Tlit; irork week includes either a half shirt on Saturdays or a full shift on allernalc Saturdays. There are regular cam- for a variety of pro- jects from Harvesting crops In building baseball stad- PROTEST AGAINST RCMP Aboul 75 demonstrators sit in front of Vancouver RCMP headquarters to pretest what they say is "the oppression of Indians by RCMP in this province." The demonstration was the latest of several in various parts of British Columbia sparked Ilie deolh lost foil of Fred Quilt, a Si-year-old Chilcotin Indian whose relatives say he was beaten by two RCMP officers. Investigation into the continues. CENTRE VILLAGE SATURDAY SPECIALS Stemware Variety Pinwheel Designs. 4 QQ Reg 99 SALE Free Protein Shampoo Me r MERCHANT PRINCE Formosa Woven-Wood Bowls For buns or fruit. QQti Reg 19 SALE and Lemon Slices 31.00 Ibs. MERCHANT PRINCE Wig Service Comb-out. 7Cli Reg 00 SALE f Barbeque MACLEODS MERCHANT PRINCE Heavy Duty Garbage Bags Reg. 69c SALE Q f SHOPPERS DRUG Camp Stove SALE ID MACLEODS Children's Aspirin Reg 39c SALE Sanders Reg. SALE tO' MACLEODS SHOPPERS DRUG Maalox Liquid 12 1 ,08 Reg 95 SALE Cushion MLl r MACLEODS SHOPPERS DRUG MART Soft Puffs Absorbent Balls 250's. Reg. Si. 09 SALE SHOPPERS DRUG Paint Oil Base. Per Gal SALE %J Crest GIANT fECjji Reg. 69c SALE SHOPPERS DRUG Barbeque 24 Inch SALE Q MACLEODS Hawaiian Poppycock Candy SAIE, per tin Guard Furniture Polish SALE UD Surf Detergent King Tin Ware Assortment for OO MACLEODS Koronette Stereo Foaluring AM, FM, nnd SW Radio and BSR Changer ONE ONLY. 1 Reg. SALE QO Balsam Cream Rinse and Conditioner B 01. QCd Reg. SALE QD SHOPPERS DRUG MART Matt That Has It All" 1 3th St. and 2nd Ave. work is a of tfctling extra produc- licii. it i.s also a way of involv- ing Cubans in different as- pect.'; of developing Ibe coun- try and of filling in time in a country where liesure activi- ties arc limited. Abortion jbiil may be killed ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Nelson Rockefeller was con- fronted today with a challenge from the legislalure to make good on his threat to veto a measure that would virtually outlaw abortions in New York. There was no word on when Rockefeller would act on the bill, which he has scorned re- peatedly. The measure would abortions only when necesary lo save the life of the the standard that prevailed for a century in New York before the legislature liberalized the law in 1970 to permit elective abortions in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. Terence Cardinal Cooke, Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, joined in the pres- sure for repeal of the 1970 stat- ute. Cubans whose jobs allow Ihcm to travel around the is- land see that Ihcre is growth. "See that factory? I was here .six monllis ago and il wasn't there." The factory was one built near Cienfuegos to make pre- fabricated cement slabs for building construction and the comment was made by a pho- tographer wilh whom I shared R ride on a lour of industrial find a.enniJlural siles in Die interior of the island. Cuban government publica- tions make the growth appear imoressive by making selec- tive comparisons with condi- tions under prc-Caslro admin- Mraticns Reduction of the il- literacy rate, increased avail- abilily of education facilities, improvements in the cattle herd and expansion of electri- cal Ciiuacilv are among ac- complishmenls about which the government boasts. But government officials frankly describe Cuba as a "sub-de- veloped nation." Every Cuban parlidnates in tlie drive lo develop the econ- omv because a strict rationing system ensures that most get only basic necessities. "Merit workers" get (lie few extras, such as television sets and sewing machines, that are available. Cubans who are critical of the Castro regime concede that there was not an equita- ble distribution of benefits under Ihe previous govern- ments but they contend that Ibis government has spread poverty evenly. The critics contend dial despite the cor- ruption Cubans were materi- ally Ijftler off and there was no starvation under the old administrations when United Stales investment was a major factor in the country's economy. CASINO BECOMES CLUB One who was bitterly crili- cal of the regime said "if 40 people barricaded a street and started yelling go home. Yankees come back.' everybody would follow Ihem.1' On a Havana side streel is a building that was once a ca- sino designed to appeal to Americans. The ground floor now Is a club where men play dominoes and drink beer. Un- like rum and cigars, beer seems to he readily available to Cubans and it is nol expen- sive. The plaster has long since fallen off the ceiling, the walls are crumbling, and win- dows and doors are missing. Rooms upstairs have been converted to tenement hous- ing. Because the water sys- tem is broken a rope on a pulley is used to pull up buck- ets tilled from the only faucet at ground level. "Every day it is very, very, very bad." one old man said. "Too many people are hun- gry." A man in lus middle 30s said "four or five million peo- ple would like lo leave." The country's population is 8.5 million. ItATIOXINC SKVKIIE The complaints were mainly about rationing and the old man displayed the end of his belt which showed by the creases in the leather thai it bad been laken in Hirer notches. The ralion for a ha'f-poi'ncl a week; for rice, six pounds a month; beans, six ounces a month; cigarelles, a package a week; coffee. I'.i ounces a week; and milk is available lo chil- dren only unlil (he age of three. The sugar ration was reduced in February to four pounds a month from sui. A nurse at a nursery near Havana said children at the nursery gel milk unlil the age of five Government figures show thai nursery capacity in 1970 was 40.3SB and the census counted 1.4 million children below age .six. Nurs- eries are for the children of Hie best workers. Government officials say it is not necessary lo be a Com- munist party member lo get the benefits available to merit workers but being a ''good revolutionary" i.s one of Ihe factors in EssigDjig merit points. There is a comitlee at each work centre wliich as- signs merit points and the committee is so structured that at least half jLs members musl be party members. Death penally requested for pilot killers OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Air Line Pilots Association wants (he death penalty (or those who murder the chief pi- lots of commercial aircraft. "The aircraft commander Is charged with the safety and sc- curily of hundreds of passen- gers and his death would sen- I ously endanger their the association said in a brief to tho Commons justice committee Isrc. Captain Charles Simpson, CALPA president, told reporters afler the committee meeting that the proposal was a "very j positive recommendation to stop (the air piracy menace." CALPA was presenting a brief on amendments to the Criminal Code which would deal wilh a variety of matters including hi- jacking aircraft. CALPA also called on the committee to stretch the anli-hi- i jacking provisions to include aircraft on the ground before preparations for flight. SIMPSONS-SEARS Saturday Specials Men's Slack Clearance Your Choice Reg. to Make your choice from o gigantic assortment of slacks in revolutionary styles for the 70's. You may find it hard to make one choice so lake two or three pair al ihis price you can sure afford ill Ice Cream Cones Regular 15c each SATURDAY ONLY LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER Terry Mule Slippers Reg. .66 Great for summer wearing frorr bain to beach. 5.M.L.XL. Ladies' Accessories Vinyl Slipperette Reg. 50 2 Cross over vamp, open toe, ideal for summer casual wear, S.M.LXL. Pink, While, Blue, Red. Men's 'Jean Look' Slacks 10.99 Reg. O New! Forlrel double knit slacks made for easy care easy wear. They're perma- press and machine washable. Men's Slacks Craftsman Drive Sockets Drive Socket Drive Socket Drive Socket Hordwari Craftsman Tool Box 5-99 Reg. high. Available in yellow, green, red, orange and grey. Hardware Ladies7 Support Nylons 0.44 Reg. fm These nylons give you the extra support you need in your legs. Sizes: small fits medium fits large fils lOla-l 1, x-large fits Hosiery Ladies' Fashion Hats 1.99 1 n.66 Reg. I U All of our spring si raw and felt hats are reduced for a fast clearance, Ladiei' Accesioriei Ladies' Handbags .33 Reg. Reduced lo clearl large assortment of bags, including some hand-tooled ones and some genuine leathers. ladiei' AcceisoHei Candies for Mother JUBE JUBES Reg 59c Ib........... BOXED JELLIES 12-01. box Reg. B9c PIC-A-MIX Reg. 79c Ib.......... PEANUT CLUSTERS Reg. SI.10 Ib...... MIXED JELUK Reg. 89c Ib........ BLANCHED PEANUTS Reg. 79e Ib......... MARSHMALIOW SQUARES Reg. Ib...... SPANISH PEANUTS Reg. 69c Ib.......... HERSHEY BARS Reg. 39c LICORICE ALLSORTS Reg. 69c I'. LIFE SAVERS Reg. lOt 44c 66c ,b. 55c ib. 88c ib. 66c ib. 66c ib. 88c S5c 3 for 88c 55c 3 22c Argus Camera Kit 1.99 Reg. 236 electric eye camera kil includes: camera, color film, nnd wrist strap. Pcrfecl gift for Molher. Com era Deport mo nt STORE HOURS: Optm Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. ro 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 328-9231 ;