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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, May 12, 1972 THE UTHBRIDSE HERALD 29 Show eagerness and vitality Builders of new socialist society in Cuba see changes taking place By lil'l) .lOIHiKNSKX HAVANA (C1J) Those v.-ho arc dcclirale to building a new socialist society in Cuba find exciting anil slimu- lating change t there U a gre tlie workaday The people ing the agricul economy, restr king place hut sameness to orld. 10 are rebuild- ire base to the during the is- land's educational system and developing the beginning of an industrial capacity show ea- gerness and vitality. But for many who must carry out the details of the new programs there is repetitive ami unsti- mulalinf! work. Almost every- Ihing is rationed and usually there are long queues to ob- tain the few consumer goods and services available. The official work week is 44 hours hut contributory over- lime ar.d weekend v.crk encouraged those unsym- pathetic to the regime say it is required. The work week includes either a half shift on LSaturdays or a full shift on alternate Saturdays. There arc regular cam- paigns for a variety of pro- jects from Harvesting crops tn building new baseball stad- PROTEST AGAINST RCMP About 75 demonstrators sit in front of Vancouver RCMP headquarters to protest 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 by the death last fall of Fred Quilt, a 55-year-old Chilcotin Indian whose relatives say he was beaten by two RCMP officers. Investigation into Ihe case continues.__________________ CENTRE VILLAGE SATURDAY SPECIALS Stemware ariety Pinwheel Designs. li QQ eg. SALE MERCHANT PRINCE EMPORIUM V Reg. Formosa Woven-Wood Bowls For buns or fruit. Reg. SALE MERCHANT PRINCE EMPORIUM 99" Wig Service Comb-out. Reg. SALE MERCHANT PRINCE EMPORIUM Heavy Duty Garbage Bags Reg. 69c SALE SHOPPERS DRUG MART Children's Aspirin Reg. 39c.............SALE SHOPPERS DRUG MART 24" Maalox Liquid 12 Reg. SALE SHOPPERS DRUG MART Soft Puffs Absorbent Balls 250's. Reg. SALE SHOPPERS DRUG MART Crest GIANT Reg. 69c.............SALE SHOPPERS DRUG MART Hawaiian Poppycock Candy SALE, per tin MACLEODS Surf Detergent 5 Ib. box............ SALE MACLEODS Koronette Stereo FeaJuring AM, FM, and SW Radio and BSR Changer ONE ONLY. Reg. SALE MACLEODS 188 Born Free Protein Shampoo 14 01............... SALE MACLEODS Orange and Lemon Slices Ibs. I SALE MACLEODS Hibachi Barbeque 10 x 20 with cover. SALE MACLEODS 9 ,99 Coleman Camp Stove SALE MACLEODS Rockwell Sanders Reg. MACLEODS Car Cushion Reg. SALE MACLEODS 99" White Paint Oil Base. Per Gal............. SALE MACLEODS Hooded Barbeque 24 Inch........... SALE MACLEODS .97 Kleen Guard Furniture Polish 66' SALE MACLEODS Bake King Tin Ware Assortment SALE for MACLEODS Alberto Balsam Cream Rinse and Conditioner Reg. SALE SHOPPERS DRUG MART "The Mall That Has It All" 13th St. and 2nd Ave. North j'lpiq. Voluntary work is a way of gelling extra produc- tion, k Ls also a way o[ involv- ing Cubans in different as- pects of developing the coun- try and of filling In time in a country where licsurc activi- ties arc limited. Abortion bill may be killed ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Nelson Rockefeller was eon- fronted today with a challenge from the legislature 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 allow abortions only when necesary to 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 them to travel around the is- land see that there is growth. "See that factory? I was here six months ago and it 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 with whom I shared a ride on a tour of industrial and agricultural sites in the interior of the island. Cuban government publica- tions make the growth appear imnressive by making selec- tive comparisons with condi- tions under pre-Castro admin- Mrations. Reduction of the il- literacy rate, increased avail- ability of education facilities, improvements in the cattle herd and expansion of electri- cal capacity are among ac- complishments about which the government boasts. But government officials frankly describe Cuba as a "sub-de- veloped nation." Every Cuban particmates in tlie drive to develop the econ- omv because a strict rationing system ensures that most get only basic necessities. "Merit workers'' get the 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 this government has spread poverty evenly. The critics contend that despite the cor- ruption Cubans were materi- ally teller off and there was no starvation under the old administrations when United Stales in vestment was a major factor in the country's economy. CASINO BECOMES CLUB One who was bitterly criti- cal of the regime said "if 40 people barricaded a street and started yelling 'Russian go home. Yankees come back." everybody would follow them.1' On a Havana side streel is a building lhal 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 be readily available to Cubans and it is not 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 filled from the only faucet at ground level. "Every day it is very, very, very one old man said. "Too many people are hun- gry." A man in lu's middle 30s said "four or five million peo- ple would like to leave." The country's population is 8.5 million. ItATION'IW; SEVEIIE..... The complaints were mainly about rationing and the old man displayed the end of his belt which showed by the creases in the leather that it had been taken in Hirer notches. The ration for a half-popncl a week; for rice, six pounds a month; beans, six ounces a month; cigarettes, a package a week; coffee. 1U ounces a week; and milk is available to chil- dren only until the age of three. The sugar ration was reduced in February to four pounds a month from six. A nurse at a nursery near Havana said children at the nursery get milk until the age of five. Government figures show that nursery capacity in 1970 was 40.348 and the 1970 census counted 1.4 million children below age six. Nurs- eries are for the children of the best workers. Government officials say it is not necessary to be a Com- munist party member to get the benefits available to merit workers but being a "good revolutionary" is one of the factors in assigrrng merit points. There is a comittee at each work centre wliich as- signs merit points and the committee is so structured that at least half its members must be party members. Death penalty requested for pilot killers OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Air Line Pilots Association wants the death penalty for those who murder the chief pi- lots of commercial aircraft. "The aircraft commander Is charged with the safety and se- curily of hundreds of passen- gers and his death would sen- ously endanger their lira I association said in a brief to the Commons justice committee tare. Captain Charles Simpson, CALPA president, told reporters after the committee meeting that the proposal was a "very positive recommendation to stop the air piracy menace." CALPA was presenting a brief on amendments to the Criminal Code which would deal with a variety of matters including hi- jacking aircraft. CALPA also called on the committee to stretch the anti-hi- 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 a gigantic assortment of slacks in revolutionary styles for the 70's. You may find it hard to make one choice so take two or three pair at this price you can sure afford it! Ice Cream Cones Regular 15c SATURDAY ONLY LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER Terry Mule Slippers Reg. .66 Great for summer wearing from bath to beach. S.M.L.XL. Ladies' Accessories Vinyl Slipperette Reg. 2 Cross over vamp, open toe, ideal for summer casual wear, S.M.L.XL. Pink, White, Blue, Red. Men's 'Jean Look' Slacks Reg. New! Fortrel 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 796 Hordwars Craftsman Tool Box Reg. 5-99 high. Available in yellow, green red, orange and grey. Hardware Ladies7 Support Nylons K44 Reg. These nylons give you the extra support you need in your legs. Sizes: small fits medium fits large ftls x-targe fits ll'i-12. Hosiery Ladies' Fashion Hats 1.99 in.66 Reg. I I U All of our spring straw and felt hats are reduced for a fast clearance. Ladies' Accessories Ladies7 Handbags .33 01.33 01 Reg. Reduced to clear! large assortment of bags, including some hand-tooled ones and some genuine leathers. Lodiei' Accessorial Candies for Mother JUBE JUBES Reg Sic Ib................... BOXED JELLIES 12-oz. box Reg. 89c PIC-A-MIX Reg. 79c Ib.................. PEANUT CLUSTERS Reg. SI.10 Ib................ MIXED JELLIES Reg. 89c Ib.................. BLANCHED PEANUTS Reg. 79c Ib.................. MARSHMALLOW SQUARES Reg. Ib............... SPANISH PEANUTS Reg. 69c Ib................. HERSHEY BARS Reg. 39c LICORICE ALLSORTS Reg. 69c K LIFE SAVERS Reg. lOf Ib. 44c 66c ib. 55c ib. 88c ib. 66c ib. 66c ib. 88c S5c 3 88c 55c 3 22c Argus Camera Kit 1.99 Reg. 236 electric eye camera kit includes: camera, color film, and wrist strap. Perfect gift for Mother. Camera Departmnnf STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 328-9231 ;