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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Werfrssdtry, May 30, THE IFTHMIDSE HEKAID 41 J Super cradle German mothers have been offerftd a first-hand glimpse of what the future nursery may contain with this invention by Munich furniture designer, Gunter Belt- zig. The super cradle rocks gently, powered by electricity. Other features include a bottle warmer, diaper sterilizer and a place to store warm food. A touch on a button lowers dark glass canopies to simulate darkness. You can get one for a mere Technicians want to stay in etnam By TOX BUTTERFIEIJD York Times Service SAIGON. South Vietnam An estimated American civilian technicians and con- struction workers are living in Vietnam illegally, not wanting to go home after their jobs. with United States defense contractors were closed out recently as part of the Vietnam ization program. Seven of the men have al- ready been pat in a Viet- namese jail, but the Saigon police are reluctant to arrest more of them because those in prison have simply refused offers of freedom in exchange for promising to leave the country, U.S officials sa> "They don't want to leave Vielnam, and there doesn t seem much the Vietnamese police can do except fill up their jails.'' said one frus- trated embassy officer who has tried to deal with the un- employed -workers, the last sizable group of Americans left in Vietnam since the withdrawal of the last U S. troops on March 28 Toil end They re the tail end of the great Bonanza that be- gan in 1965, and now don't know what to do he added. The men's presence in Vietnam is illegnl because, under tne term-, ol their em- ployment, 30 alter they lose their jobs laey lind another job with a U.S detente tonlractor. register as a Vietnamese civilian, or leave the ccunin concKions, which some of the wo: hers are angry about, were worked on! several ago by the former U.S. military com- mand and the Saigon govern- ment. Few, if any of the men appear to have adopted the alternative of becoming Viet- namese citizens, for it vvould mean giving up all the priced benefits that have alvvajs made Vietnam attractive to the workers high U.S. wages, privileges with the rhance to profitably resell American goods on the black market, and exemption from Vietnamese taxes Only last winter when Hie Paris agreement was being negotiated it appeared that there would bUli be plenty of jobs, with the defense de- partment reportedly intend- ing to keep at least U S civilian contractors here They were to maintain Soalh Vietnamese airforce planes, run Saigon's complex computerized logistics com- rnand centie. and rebuilt the country's war shattered high- ways and bridges Reduced Bui the number of Ameri- can crvilian contractors con- sidered necessary has been rapidly reduced this spring, under pressure from the em- bassy, and an official in the defense attache's office re-_ ported that the prospects "were for a definite, steady, downward phaseout Embassy officers are now concerned that this continu- ing cutback in jobs will lead to even more American work- ers staying in Vietnam illeg- ally and increase the number of those arrested 4ccerdmg to a list com- piled by the U.S. consulate, in addition to the seven men being held in the national lice compound for illegal overstay, there are 24 other I" S. civilians in Saigon's Chi Hoa Municipal Jail on charges including drug abuse, truck hijacking and man- slaughter. Most of them are unemployed workers. Bleak For those civilian workers who try to stay on in Viet- nam, the future looks bleak. Wilbur I. Sheffer. a 33- ear-old pipefitter and fore- man who has worked in Viet- nam since and has a Vietnamese wife, lost his job just a month ago. He does not warn, to leave "No way I'm going to go. this is my said Shel- ter, a soft-spoken man with muscular arms and craggy lined face Before he was unemployed he lived in an eight-room ulla. Sheffer said, but now his meagre belongings are piled in a tiny one-room apartment in a seedy build- ing inhabited by bai- girls and unemployed contractors. Sheffer, who says he likes Vietnam because "people don't rush around going no- where like they do ir, the United is not sure what he is going to do now. His wife a former night- club performer lost their savings of a few days ago when she tried to make some money by getting into the heroin business but was swindled by a Chinese mer- chant "I guess I'll just wait around for a while and see if anything opens Shef- fer said slowly, as if he knew that there really weren't any jobs to found. The heat's off with a coo 30 saving 37995 Reg. installed a-28 R 58700. Our very best auto air conditioner. With just a flick of a switch the luxury and comfort of an air-conditioned car is yours. Unit features a pre-cool selector switch and a choice of two mounting positions for blower housing. Automatic adjustable thermostatic control and three position switch for blower adjustment. New design high- impact case with wood grain inlay on control panel. The four louvre assemblies can be individually controlled. Unit is guaranteed for 36 months or 30.000 miles.' Save 943and travel with music berg Seat Covers 18-oz. pile for standard compact cars. 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