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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE LEIHSRIDGt IICRAIO Scituufny, October H, 1973 A JICMC of- life -for more thuii 400 ______ N-Defence urged for Europe Sweden is home to American deserters by Lord Carrington of U.K. SKV.MOl H IIK1SSII i Nrvv Ynrk Times Service Eirmy more limit four when lie was hist home and k niseling Swedish r maniecl to a Swede we'll Meals said, "It's a very des- 1 have a kill in February but poratp tliinR for a person lo do', tlturiiia' 1 want In po back." said tlie Swedes in Slock- 1'Ynm AI'-RKUTER liLACKI'OOL, England to Sweden. When Western Kurope must even- was nolliing else to builly tmivo toward a unified immiurn i ticui [iureau. (icl.Uds a moment. loobs_ around do and tliere -still isn't. I jail, Vietnam or "ivilli five cllier (rally piys." i holm seem cold and stiff. "You (l lie udjusied well lo [mil yourself becoming shy, un-{ n, etioice who makes H he said. "1 started learninj! tlie like in ho said. "It's j Sweden. Jescrtor." language and got into the uni-1 like no other place in the world; Meals expressed Hie defence program including bolli jnvenlional anil nuclear wean- "AUliougtt not on a com- parable scale lo the United States and hope, n n y without, I weakening with the would of the United States, there will be problems. IUUIIK is no a deserter. language ami goi uuo me inn-1 HKO no oilier place in uie worui; his office above one of Stock-, hl a iuler-: veisity. Like everybody eke in- plates, you can sit in a holm's mam streets and says, jol) 'Sweden. I'm hit boml. but! bar and fict tofiether." morning Antielo, a former sergeant, is one of Ihe nearly 7W yonns! American deserters and drnlt dodgers who (led to Sweden (luring tlie peak Vietnam war buildup years, when draft calls and military levies were high. They came, one by one. throughout the late 1900's from military bases in West Ger- many.'the United States and rest and rcln.xaiifm spots tln-oiighoiit southeast Asia. In the beginning, there was con- troversy over Sweden's ion to grant them asylum ami over Pentagon studies describ- ing the deserters not as war foes, but as disciplinary prob- lems. the suburbs and sellles into a midc-le-class life. Nol every- body here is mmiing from a middte-elass existenee." I The notion that American des- erters would someday begin inining Swedish middle-class have provoked scorn I've hail about leaving, second thoughts ironically, be sa'ui, hjs deserters many of arc also Due older Ameriean who lias j seemingly less friendly. "They lived in Sweden for the last five i consider themselves Swedes years noted, that "nobody win'-1 he explained, "and ons. Britain's defence secretary Bui if Europe is to have a iiievil-[ said Friday. Ricaler share of ils own de- fence, v.e have to overcome these problems." The defence secretary did not able anger that must be shared Lord CaiTington, speaking al by all the deserters when he j the Conservative parly's annual was asked aboul amnesty. "It's I convention, said: not a question of anybody giv- 'Western Kurope has ils own nuclcnr powers in ourselves ing amnesty to he said, defiantly, "but of our giving amnesty lo them to Lyndon ried about the Americans any-i they've got a little bit of their amnesty lo (hem to Lym more Hut in the late Johnson and Richard Nixon. coni- p.-n r laughter in Stockholm a few j pbints that stemmed i years ago. when local news- i from a general disappoinlment papers and citizens were full of jn the Americans, complaints over the high crime i --fliere's a blrom; tradition of rate among Ilic American i ju political refugees in exiles, and the shocking to j the American said. Swedes use of marijuana and i hashish. SITUATION IMPROVES "In Hie William Leth. an official of the Swedish Immigration and Naturalization grateful. They complained anil More than 400 of the men i Service, explained diplomatic- j they broke down. Some were still reside in Sweden, but no i ally, "perhaps many thought! malcontents and demanding; there were other reasons for their coming here other than politics, and many citizens particularly older citizens (bat the evolution of European defence musl include some kind 1 of European nuclear force. of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have signed a world Ircaty to slop the spread of nuclear weapons and therc- fe-'C are committed not to make or Eictjuii'C atom IxtmUs, hydro- gen bombs and the like. C'AM. FOR KOHCKS The party alro adoplcd a res- olution recognizing that Europe can no longer expect the United identify the problems, but they i States lo shoulder the main de- were well known. Britain is bound nol lo share any nuclea1- weapon secrets it gets frotn the Uniled States, West Germany and other European members longer as deserters and in most cases no longer as Americans. Now they are becoming Swedes. people arc thought of very highly. But the American deserters weren't put into the same category by the people, j Why? Because they weren't they didn't like learning Swe dish vet east European refu- gees would go study without a nol like them. But now j Larry C. Cornell, 25. grew up Robert Angelo. for example, things ate much better with in Richmond, Va.. and dcsert- v.-hose family resides in Miami! the "exiles they are much j ed the army nearly Ihrcc years Beach, lo become more together with the Swe-i ago. the first American deserter to dish." i Unlike the other deserters be given formal citizenship by! George V. Meals, 27, who des-1 who were interviewed at ran- the Swedish government, an erted frem his South Carolina; dom. Larry Cornell expressed evc-nl that could take place; armv base in early is a i about his future with no within a year. Fluent in Swed-l pari-lime student in economics hesitancy. "I'm sort of up in ish, be is" now a full-time gov-1 at the University of Stockholm. I tlie air." be said. "I'm settled, By PAT LE1SNF.R ORLANDO, Fla. (API More than a year after Disney World opened its Magic Kingdom to tourists, central Florida has a boom- time economy. Slut there have been some growing paitis, jams, skyrocketing land prices and a housing shortage. Since opening day Ocl. 1, 1971. the giant amusement centre has attracted 11 million visitors to central Florida's once sedate countryside lined with rows of citrus trees. "It's turned into a goldfish bowl, the tourists' own Main complains Miko Smith, a retired gas station operator. Smitb came to Kis- j sinimce, a cow town, 1-1 years ago. He bought a small retirement house and Disney built on his doorstep, seven miles away. "It used to be a real nice place to lie says. "Now stacks of buses start whizzing by at a.m. You can't get out of your erly taxes were up to on his small tract of laud. Now, he's just outside the city limits on a dead-end street in an orange grove and tilings are like they were Ijc- forf. POPULATION DOUULKD Kissimtuee, with acres and acres of fertile pas Lure lands are hundreds and hundreds of nestled among cars, We don't even go out to eat anymore, it's not worth trying.'' The traffic, the hassle, less privacy and taxes, too, foiled the Smiths to pull up stakes and move 11 miles out of tlie mainstream. "Taxes went to Smith said. Ten years ago he paid and he sold, prop- orunge groves, was a mecca for reti- rees attracted by the warm climate, fishing lakes and soli- tude. But as an entranceway to Disney World, it changed drastically overnight. In two years population dou- bled to land area in- creased by 10 per cent as the citv annexed to accommodate ED APPEAL Hundreds of concerned volunteers will be making a restricted house to house canvass of Lethbridge homes on behalf of the United Appeal. Give your fair sharo to enable the 15 member agencies to pro- vide their worthwhile services fo lethbridge's residents. House-to-Mouse Chairman, MRS. LEONA HOPKINS CANADIAN RED CROSS SUPERVISOR: Mn. M. Bradley TEAM CAPTAINS: Mil. J. Pcdieh Mrs. R. Johnson Mrs. B. Pasfoor Miss Jean Galbr CANVASSERS: M. Niehaui Misi Ivo Perlich Marion Flelt Miss Dorcen Mi3! Joanne Hildebrand Mrs. Belly Nimchuk MM. Ann Culler Mn. A. R. McFadden Mrs. W. Carnill Mrs. E. Rico Y.W.C.A. SUPERVISOR: Mrs. Jeon findlajr Y.M.C.A. Ih Mn. B. Barllell Mrs. Kirk Mrs. Jan Okomura Joyce Gogo B. Tucker Mrs. V. Mrs. A. Mrs. f. Morgan Mrs. R. Linlon Mrs. J. Blaxall Sydoney Johnson CANVASSERS: Mrs. f. M. Christie Mrs. W. O. Haufo Mrs. T. L. Ferguson Mrs. B. Beadiing Mrs. T. O. Chapman Mis. H. K. Coulter Mn. Ross Held Mrs. Gerald Mrs. E. H. Mikhail Mrs. John Rutledge Mrs. Peter Slaltcry Mrs. G. R. Willoughby Mrs. Ken Anderson Miss Jean Boon Mrs. S. J. Cicon Mrs. R. J. Falrtield Mrs. Warren Johnson Mrs. W. Mclntyre Mrs. W. P. Sketlon Peter Siobodiun Mn. John Williams Mrs. Lorry Larcombft Mrs. C. 0. Stewart Mrs. Gladys Snofthouie K. Depner SUPERVISOR: Mrs. Sue Kuipen TEAM CAPTAINS: JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY md Mrs. D. K. Walker SUPERVISORS: Mr. CANVASSERS: Mrs. R. Simmons Mrs. D. Stalker Mrs. J. Nixey Or. R. A. BaEnborough Dr. f. R. Harper Miss H. Lindsay Mn. U Ichikawa SALVATION ARMY SUPERVISORS: Thclma Corncy ond Major Joan CANVASSERS: Seplito Mrs. T. Graham Mrs. D. Graham Mn. J. Syme Mr. H. Wooliseroll Mr. E. Ross Dr. Ir.In Forbei Mr. Dave Roger! Mr. Chuck Mr. Bill Lockstoad Mr- Geo, lynch CapL R. Bulcher Mri. R. Bulther BeHy WalcJron Annie CorneSson Leona Hayden MfS- VI ArVinsra.l Ellen Kennedy Loria Luft Mary Ann Babker Martella Backer Hendrika BoVker Lori Kennedy Kathy Konrad Valerie Arfcinstall Donile Koenfng Mn, Sonjct Jacobs on Mr i. Dorothy OUhaski CANVASSERS; Mrs. P. Blnkeley H. Plumplon Mrs. A. Ecclei Mri. D. Colder Mi si G. Bricc Mrs. Cathy Creighlon Mri. Cathy Gleason Mri, Jennie Oletky Bernice Spenca Mrs. Marf Jordon Mildred Cox Mn. W. S. Hooper Mri. Allison Cadion Mn. Barb Montgomery Mrs. laureen Mrs. Sharon Moriyama Mrs, ?Aarilyn Hembroff Mrs. Dorothy Mere'dilh Mn. Bev Kotch Mri. Bev Henderson Mri. E, G. Swailei Mrs. G. Peloquin Mrs. Leona Peterson Karen Mn. Marilyn Gilliei Mrt. Marierla Moroi Mrs. Loii Weir Mrt.. Muriel Benningfield GIRL GUIDES SUPERVISOR: Mrs. Joyce loncjford CANVASSERS: LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICE SUPERVISOR: Mri. Sylvia Compbel CANVASSERS: Mrs. Audrey Mori Mrt. Mary Falkenburg Mn. Joan Leilio Miss Diana Slmioni Miu Debbie Raa Miss Linda R Mr. W. A. MiClenaghan Mrs. W. A. MtCIenaghan Mrs. Helen Sullivan Mrs. Belly Zoak Mn. Sandra Fletcher Mrs. Sheila Pelherbridge Mrs. Pat Koch SUPERVISES: Mr, CANVASSERS: Mr. Bennett Mr. Sian Coxson Mr. Con Miss Kathy Henderson Miss Mary Ann DrjHeer ST. JOHN AMBULANCE G. DeHeer Mn. R. W. Bids Mrs. R. Cilletl Mrs. A. Holmei Mn. W. I. Milson Mrs. P. Nir.ni Mn. Y. Oiih! Mrs. Tymenien Mrs. G. VanGaal Mr. Dan Kicks Mn. D. Hula Mr. Smils Mrs. Marnaret Spiccr VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SUPERVISOR: Mis. Claudit CANVASSERS: Card for Ibc boom; land that once for an acre went "You run all your might and you can't keep up explains City Man- ager Robert Gelirig. There are more jobs than people and more people than housing. United States Navy ami Air Force officials say ti Ijooni in home building in (be Orlando area has hurt incoming mili- tary families. "We advised people being transferred to McCoy Air Force Ba.se not to bring their families until they've fount! a said Col. Stanley Obarski, McCoy's base com- mander. Thousands o[ new homes nre being built but military officials say (he majority are priced in tlie range out of the reach of most servicemen. Disney started a staggering building boom unlike any that central Florida lias ever known, sent economics sky- rocketing and road planners crying for more funds. It's brought other major tourist attractions, such Circus World, planned b> Singling Brothers