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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDQI HERALD Tueedey, October 18, 1f74 African Nationalism Advances Preparing South West Full independence by June 25, 1975 Black-Ruled Nations Nations waziland Lesotho Guinea Bissau Independence for Portuguese colonies Whites9 last stand? The white-ruled states of Rhodesia and South Africa are, to all intents and purposes, the last bastations of white supremacy on the African continent. Early in September, the Portuguese government abandoned the policies of the regime it disposed earlier in the year and granted independence to Guinea-Bissau, ending more than a decade of guerrilla war in what was previously Portuguese Guinea. Similarly, Portugal bowed to the FRELIMO independence movement after years of war and promised Mozambique full imdependence by next June 25. Portugal's third, and richest, African colony, Angola, also is preparing for self-determination. As a result, Rhodesia and South Africa are faced with the prospect of defending borders which once had acted as buffers between them and Black Africa. South Africa appears to be better able to except the spread of black nationalism than Rhodesia. Mozambique's economy relies to a large extent on South Africa's use of the ports of Lourenco Marques and Beira, its use of power from the Kabora Bassa Dam in Mozambique's western arm, and the dependence of the tourist industry on South Africans. Some observers feel Mozam- bique and South Africa will perhaps the need to make limited economic deals. Rhodesia is not so fortunate. Mozambique has little need to deal with the government of Ian Smith, and it is likely its ports will be closed to Rhodesia. Rhodesian African nationalists will find it easier to launch attacks from a black- ruled Mozambique and some western diplomats predict Rhodesia could be a black-ruled nation in three years. With an African government in Angola, South Africa almost certainly will face guerrilla attacks on South-West Africa, which it now controls. The same diplomats believe South-West Africa could fall before Rhodesia. Pleasant seaside town is a smuggler's paradise By RAM SUNDAR CP Correspondent BOMB AY The small town of Daman, about 200 miles north of here, is known for its beautiful beach, its coconut groves and its seaside bars. There is nothing more re- freshing than a glass of fresh coconut toddy. Thousands of people, including members of the diplomatic community and foreign tourists, travel to Daman to taste the beer-like drink It is said that a fortnight's stay in Daman, a former Portuguese colony, with a regular intake of toddy makes a man feel 10 years younger. No wonder that overworked business executives from Bombay go there whenever they can get away from the bustling metropolis. But little Daman has another face which is not so pleasant. It has become a focal point for smuggling. As Bombay Times recently described it. "Daman now is one of the key links in the chain of international smuggling." Daman's smugglers become active when the tourists are fast asleep in their hotels and villas. Nearly 60 per cent of its population of is said to be connected with the smuggl- ing business in one way or another. Arab dhows, single-masted ships originally used for slave- trading, bring all kinds of arti- cles to Daman from Dubai and other Middle East sheikdoms. These range from French per- fumes to American refrig- erators, from Danish cheese to Japanese tape-recorders. One local customs official estimated the worth of a year's smuggled goods at more than million. Some newspapers place it at million. Once desperately poor, Damanites now are prosperous. Many fishermen's houses have modern gadgets like tape recorders, electric toasters and washing machines. Some have TV sets though the nearest TV station is in Bombay, 200 miles away, and the reception is poor. A senior Daman police offi- cial says there are fishermen who have become fabulously rich. Some spend their holidays in Europe and the United States. "You may not believe the policeman said. "Ten years ago these very men were struggling to earn a day in the local fish market." The international smugglers operating from Daman need the fishermen's expertise to bring the smuggled goods in from about 50 miles out at sea (where the Arab ships halt) into the creeks in their quaint sailboats. On their return trip to the Persian Gulf sheikhdoms the Arab ships help to smuggle out Indian rice, cooking oil and spices. Indian silver is also much in demand in the Middle East. Of late, police patrolling of the Daman coast has been stepped up and some 25 smug- glers have been arrested. But says a wise local resi- dent: "Smuggling will con- tinue so long as there is fish in the sea. The present lull is only temporary." NAMED BY SDWCOE Louis Roy was named as the first government printer in Upper Canada by Governor John Graves Simcoe in 1793. SAFE WATER COMMITTEE ON GUARD-THE WATER SUPPLY We are a large group of freedom loving citizens who believe in a true democracy. A democracy that functions for all peoples not just a few. For the past 18 years the Safe Water Committe has remained firm in its j stand against introducing a poisonous PRESCRIPTION DRUG into s public j water supply. We believe that drinking water should come from the city reservoirs and all poisonous drugs should be sold in drug stores by licensed pharm- acists. We further believe that all poisonous drugs should be dispensed under a doctor's prescription only NOT by way of a water supply. One's Constitutional Rights cannot be decided by a city plebiscite. You may heartily endorse a medicine but regardless of your faith in it or the fervor with which you may urge your neighbor to take it you do not have the right to force your neighbor either by persuasion or by a VOTING MACH- INE. Let it be Safe Water Committee shall continue to carry "The Torch" until the public every man, woman and child is free of the threat of COMPULSORY fluoridation or the forceable use of any other Drug. We call upon all FREEDOM LOVING people and urge you as a free j and responsible citizen to emphatically reject any move to pollute your j drinking water with a.iy drug not intended for its purification or safety. COME FORWARD STAND AND BE COUNTED VOTE AGAINST... X FLUORIDATION Snake vemon useful LONDON (CP) Ten years after the idea was suggested in a scientific paper, an anti- blood clot agent based on snake venom has come on the market. It is produced in Britain, the first country in the world to have the preparation. The idea that the venom of the Malayan pit viper might be valuable was put forward in a paper by Dr. H. A. Reid, who noticed that when people were bitten by the snake the blood was prevented from clotting, but they did not bleed. This is exactly the effect needed to treat the blood circulation blocks called thrombosis and embolism. Blood clots often form after surgery and have to be dis- persed because they may travel to the lung. The results are intense pain, shortness of breath and even death from heart failure. Clots in deep veins are the hardest to treat. A number of drugs are available to doctors, but none has the ability of the snake- venom agent, called Arvin. It removes or reduces the amount of fibrinogen in the blood. Normally, fibrinogen forms -fibrin, the basic material of a blood clot. Its removal means that there is no possibility of a clot for- ming. Deputy promoted: Former minister puzzled as to why he was fired OTTAWA (CP) Herb Gray, former minister of consumer and corporate af- fairs, says he cannot understand why he lost his cabinet job while his former depu- ty minister, Michael Pitfield, has just been tabbed for promotion. The Pitfield promotion to cabinet secretary from deputy minister of con- sumer affairs adds to "the air of mystery" surrounding his demotion, Mr. Gray said. Mr. Gray, Liberal Member of Parlia- ment for Windsor West, was questioned on the CTV program Question Period, taped for broadcast Sunday. It was suggested that Mr. Pitfield, known as a close associate of Prime Minister Trudeau, might have contributed to Mr. Gray's removal from the cabinet. Mr. Gray insisted that he and Mr. Pit- field always got along well. "He seemed to actively carry out the policy initiatives and administrative initiatives I wanted. I think it's generally agreed the department was active and ran well during my period as minister and his somewhat shorter period as deputy Mr. Gray said. Mr. Gray reiterated his criticisms ot government policies which he made in a House of Commons speech Thursday. He said the government's recent deci- sion to name consumer representatives to the Farm Products Marketing Council was not sufficient. Consumers should be named to national and provincial marketing boards for in- dividual commodities because they're the bodies that make the real decisions, Mr. Gray said. He also criticized' the government's decision to remove the five-cents-a-quart subsidy on fluid milk. He also chided the government for not renewing the mandate of the food prices review board to make formal recommendations to the govern- ment as well as report its findings. He also said the government should make every effort to bring forward soon the first stage of the Competition Bill and Anti-Profiteering Bill which were presented to the last Parliament but died when the election was called. However, despite these criticisms, Mr. Gray still says he's loyal to his party. "My remarks were made in a positive and constructive sense as a Liberal speak- ing to he said of his recent House speech. HERB GRAY EVER-LITE ELECTWC LTD. APPOINTMENT Ever-Lite Electric Limited Is pleased to announce the appoint- ment of Mr. Graham W. Collins, as Sales Representative for the Southern Alberta area Exclusive distributor for Ever-Lite NCADESCENT :LUORESCENT LAMPS, Fire protection equipment, idustrial and Manu- acturing Lethbridge Office is ocated at 426 -13th Street North To lower your maintenance costs, sail 327-3365. All lighting guaranteed. 24 hour answering ervice. The) Lethbridge Safe Water Committee 920-2nd Avenue A North Phone: 327-7142 ;