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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 THE tETHBRIDGE HtRAlD Wednfjdoy, Septsmber 29, 1971---------------------------------------------------- Hard-working Cubans give business a big lift Castro was the best thing that ever happened to Miami Bv ISAAC 51. I linuing impact on Llie United MIAMI (API Fidel Ciislro Stales and ils pcopic. is Ifie besl Ural erer liap- Miami is Hie liome-aivay- peni'd to Miar.ii, says a promi-j from home [or almost half o[ all nent local businessman. Cubans who have fled Iheir is- "Before (lie Cuban exiles i land since Ca.stro grabbed came, the business comniuniLy was stagnant in many cases power Irom dictator Fulgcncio Ualisla in January, 1959. Tlie 12-year influ.x of Cubans deteriorating. The Cubans, uiih their willingness to work hard j creeled tensions and anxieties and spend hard, picked it up. in Miami that have not been They should be publicly! dissipated, thanked." There are problems connccl- Siatemenls of praise (or the i ed with federal assistance, Cuban may draw- immediate! housing, jobs, schools and so- and healed'rebuttal. cial conflicts. There are preju- A congressional move lo elim- inate funds for (lie Cuban feftl- dices and rhalries. One of every four Miami-area gee airlift just before Castro. residents is of Latin descent- suspended the flights indefi- i about 325.000 Spanish-speaking nilely provoked an ever-ividen-; residents of ivbom 90 per cent ing deljale over Ihc Cubans, are Cuban, their achievements, their faults They arc olved in virtually and virtues. every phase of community life; With more than 600.000 in the; and business. Their activities j U.S., there is growing concern range from bank presidents to in some quarters over their COD- laborers. I Cubans live in luxury, in noal middle-ciass homes, or in sub- standard housing in areas heav- ily populated by Negroes and other poor minorities Cubans own almost one-third of all businesses and industries in Dade Miami. Most Cuban households have an average monthly income of more than S500. Sixteen per cent have earnings of more than S900 per month, studies show, and only ]8 per cent earn less than S350 a month. In a large area of souLhwesl Miami known as "IJttle Ha- one can be born, live and die in the typical Cuban manner. Miami has become a bilingual j cily in many respects SI'ANISH NEWSPAPERS A Spanish-language daily newspaper, Diario Las Ameri- cas, has been published in Miami sinco 1953. In addition, have spent SaOO million on the commercial flights, boat cs- there are some lo 15 ivyi'kjyl c'.irrenl refugee program by the! capes and clber illegal means, or biweekly tabloids published i end of the present tiscal year, j KEGISTKltRD and circulated free among the j Appropriations for this program Many of have registered Cuban colony by Cuban editors: began in 19S.1. program, and publishers who were lead-1 I'rior to that, federal funds! The arriving Cul.'iins are proc- ers in their field in pre-Castro' had gone lo a number of agen-; Cuba. cies providing refugee assist- There are Spanish-language' ance. Television programs. The Cuban refugee airlift Miami Police Chief Bernard began Dec. 1, 1965, after Presi- Garmire says Cubans arc re- dent Lyndon D. Johnson took up csliniales sponsible for only about six per a challenge by Castro lo fly oul j "have been resettled to cent of crimes in the cily. al-, all Cubans who ivanlcd lo leave self-support opportunities in jll though they represent more i the island. Almosl refu-' 50 stages and more llian esscd in Miami and, if possible, are relocated lo other cities, even if it means retraining or special schoolirg. Program Director Howard than one-fourth of the popula- tion. In shorl, Cubans arc a major element, a vital aspect, of this metropolitan area of 1.3 million. gees arrived in Miami on Ihc communities." twice-daily flights before slopped this summer. "rey, The largest part of the pro- gram's appropriation this year. The remainder of Ihe esti-: million, is to go for welfare mated believed to have assistance and sen-ices. The federal government will I left Cuba since 1959 went out by Dr. Dcinhold YVolK, head of a local economic research firm, says Dade County has Ihe low- est industrial wage rale of any metropolitan area in Florida. all of Ibis is due lo Ihe presence of the Cubans, but they had a bearing on he says. Harry Tyson, direr-tor 01" the Miami office of the Florida Stale Employment Service, agrees wilh Wolff's findings. "We have Ihe lowesl in- duslnal wage rales because of Ihe, Cuban refugees." he says. "The employers in Dade County hEve capitalized on these piople coming here and working for Jess money." An estimated 120.000 of Dade County's total work force of aboul 050.000 are. Cubans. There is still much debate over whether the Cubans took jobs away from Ihc Negro, the elderly and other minorities. A consensus appears to be thai Cubans came in and began taking over jobs as clerks, hi industry and in the service lieMs just as they were open- ing up for blacks. Director Robert Simms of the county community relations board lias been quoted as say- ing the Cuban influx stopped blacks from moving into better jobs and 'hat local blacks felt the Cubans were receiving more 1 help from Ihe government than they were. This Saturday In Weekend Magazine Truscott Convicted of the rape-murder of a young girl. Condemned to hang at the age of 14. The Steven Truscott murder trial remains one of the most controversial in Canadian memory. .Now, after 10 years in prison. Truscott is trying to make a Jiexv life for himself. But he can neverforget those terrifying years. In collaboration with staff writer Bill Trent, he tells The Steven Truscott Story. Read thfi first of three excerpts from this book, beginning Saturday. Greg Clark and the long-hairs Read what happened when Greg's friend decided to lecture a couple of long-haired hitchhikers, Back To College At 50 How floes il. feel to IIP a middle-apod student in the midst of in day's voulh poupins TTmv was both an insider and outsider when he. returned, to college at SO. Read penetrating insiffhts on the university scene this Saturday, The Day They Bombed The Prairies All the terror and cold statistical tragedy of what muld happen during a nuclear attack on the Prairies. From the disturhinf? novel by Ian Adams, The Trudeau I'apers. Colorful Cords a full-color look at new corduroy fashions. Attack! an ex-mental patient speaks mil. and gives hope. Cranberries For Thanksgiving Enjoy the tart taste of this native fruit in JUarpio Oliver's Thanksgiving recipes Cranberry Chutney, Cranberry Molded SaJad, Cranberry-Apple Pie and others. The letfihridge Herald SIMPSONS-SEARS a Gallon Guaranteed 1 Coat Satin Wall Reg. gallon Gallon Quart Size Reg. 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