Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 23, 1976 · Page 7
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South Vietnamese gffifflffi Are Fleeing by Sea By Roger Bollen By Denis D. Gray BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — For South Vietnamese who do not want to live under the new Communist regime, the sea still offers an escape route, if they can pay the price. The refugees usually must make a clandestine dash to the Vietnamese coast, pay a shadow "broker" and boat captain and take a 500-mile voyage in small craft over open water, recent escapees say. They usually wind up in Thailand. The sea escapes have been going on since the Communist victory last April and show no signs of ending. Initially, there was a flotilla that pushed off from Vietnam to all points in Southeast Asia. But in recent months the boats have come one by one. Thai officials say they cannot estimate how many arrive in the country during any given period. "The escapes are not well- planned and many who try are caught," a Western source in Bangkok said. From time to time radio broadcasts from Vietnam tell of would-be refugees being trapped by revolutionary authorities. Recently, a 60-year-old fish- ing boat captain claiming to have an interest in politics brought out 12 refugees, charging each $75 for the four-day voyage. Interviewed at a Thai police station, the seaman said he had been impressed into a fishing cooperative after the Communist take-over, but that the fixed price the authorities paid him for his catch was insufficient to make ends meet. Although he said he himself had no intention to flee, the 20 days' fuel supply provided by the authorities each month was enough to set him up in the sea-flight business. He said control of boats in South Vietnam was very tight but not always consistent, with no security checks at all during certain times. The sources say that besides such "freelancers" as the old fisherman — who faces an uncertain future if he returns to Vietnam — there are those who simply steal a boat and others who make use of the "Chinese connection" operating out of Thailand with agents inside South Vietnam. Prices for this service range up to $1,000 per person. A Business & Professional Directory INTERNATIONAL Handling all phaMt of Travel NO CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICE 108 W. llh Carroll 792-9742 NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE TO SELL There's A Want Ad Just For You Phone 792-3573 BOOKKEEPING FARM MANAGEMENT HAROLD WM. SCHMIDT H«R BLOCK TAX CONSULTANT Carroll Manning 792-2770 Horn* 106 W. 6th St. 653-3116 R.M. WINJUM O.D. Optometrist Complete Vision Care including Contact Lenses Dial 792-3318 1 Block West of Sernetf i BOB KRAUS & RAY LENZ INSURANCE CALL 792-2580 or 673-4422 FOR ALl YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS DR. JOHN E. 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East St. Family Practice of Chiropractic Phone 792-3605 Hours — by Appointment SOI N.Miin Street Ph. 7I2-7W-3MI Carroll, Iowa 51401 ElmftSumpterSt. Ph. 7124M-IMO „ Coon Rapids, Iowa 50051 Blankenbaker Chiropractic Clinics DR. T. E. BLANKENBAKER CLINIC DIRECTOR / Carroll Hours: Coon Rap | d , Ho urs: Monday-»:00-5:00 Monday-*:00-8:00 Tuesday-»:00-12:00 Tuesday-1:00-5:30 Wednesday-9:00-5:0p Thursday-2:00-8:00 Thursday-iOO-UsOO • Friday-«:00-8:00 5..urday-1:OO.S:«, Blue Cross Blue Shield loin your County H I A As with HUM. CROSS .md HLU V.iu i- K ut'inq Uluf Cross H1u« Sh 1 Ml 1 I ' 1 T I ' I I r " " ' •' 'T^e CHMRMAW OF TME y BOARD DOesWHAVe, \ TO DRe.^5>TO IMPRESS-\ OOST FOR COMFORT/ / **- -i i _^^ Is Recovery too Consumer-Based? Westerner who recently made inquiries about getting a friend out of South Vietnam said the Thai Chinese operators he contacted seemed to be well-organized in Thailand and Vietnam. The sea route is not the only way out. Westerners returning from Saigon say that some Vietnamese with the necessary money and connections try various ruses to obtain an exit visa and a one-way air ticket. Some reportedly try to marry foreigners or bribe officials to obtain such permits, while others plead with authorities to let them go on humanitarian grounds such as family separation. There have also been a few stowaways who steamed out aboard foreign vessels calling at South Vietnamese ports. The most dramatic escape known to date came earlier this month when a test-pilot stole a helicopter and flew his wife, four children and a mechanic friend to Thailand. WASHINGTON - (LENS) — Wall Street's surge in the Dow Jones index to touch 1,000 is the most dramatic, but not the most important, indication that the American economy is recovering well from its recession — better indeed than the economic advisers to the Ford administration had believed. The boom in prices, and business, on Wall Street reflects the forecast that the country's GNP will grow about 6.5 per cent in real terms this year. This is a pace that is unlikely to reignite inflation but will certainly produce some uncommonly good corporate profits. The Republican administration may be buoyed by the stock market's turn of speed but its greater delight is the rate at which unemployment is coming down. Last month it dropped to 7.6 per cent. That still means about 7 million people out of work but it is a steep decline from the 8.5 per cent unemployment rate of only two months ago. More encouraging, the number of people in jobs has never been higher at 86.3 million, but the national labor force is still growing rapidly, particularly as more women are looking for work; so unemployment is likely to remain high. As the economy gathers speed, those in jobs are working longer hours and getting thicker pay packets. It is their spending that is now fuelling the recovery. Retail trade is running very much higher than it did a year ago. The public is catching up on the things it sacrificed during the long months of recession: car sales, for example, are 10 per cent up on last year's, with a return in popularity of America's traditional big and expensive models. The public is also starting to Timet Herald, Carroll, la. ^ Tueiday, March 23, 1976 / feel happy enough about the future to get back into the housing market. The number of new houses being built had dropped to less than one million a year at the depth of the recession; it is now slowly climbing again. All this has led a confident President Ford to talk of a "new prosperity." "Every week we are hearing more and more good economic news," he said in Washington last week. "These figures are not political fiction; they are economic facts." That may be true but will the recovery last if it is supported solely by a consumer spree? Business investment has been much more slow to pick up. Capital spending is expected to climb by only Boys Town Pays Tribute to Fr. Wegner Ho wa Bookshelf BOYS TOWN, Neb. (AP)— They came Monday to pray, to remember and to pay their last respects to a man who guided the fortunes of Boys Town for 25 years — the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Nicholas Wegner, 77, who died last Thursday. Two masses were said Monday morning in Dowd Memorial Chapel, the place where Boys Town founder, the Rev. Edward J. Flanagan, is buried. The first mass, celebrated by the Rev. Robert Hupp, who succeeded Wegner as Boys Town director in 1973, was for the Boys Town staffers and students — the second was celebrated by Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan of Omaha, and was open to the public. Both masses were drew capacity crowds, as Wegner's body lay in state in the chapel where he had so often prayed. "Boys of Boys Town, if you loved him in life, do not forget him m death," said the Rev. Aloysius J. McMahon, pastor of St. Francis Cabrini Church and a former Boys Town staff member, delivering a eulogy during the first mass. Father McMahon said Wegner was a man "who realized true Christian fulfillment by encompassing the laws of love." A floral tribute, purchased by students and staff members, rested nearby. White flowers, set against a blue background, formed the letters "B" and "T," just as they appear on the school's letter jackets. Following the second service, the funeral cortege about 6 per cent this year as factories still have large reserves of unused capacity. New orders are coming in (they were 1.9 per cent higher in January than in December), but these are being met with longer working hours and more employes and not by any rush to investment. Many manufacturers are likely to hold off ordering new plant additions until the end of the year when they will need to be making judgments about the levels of demand in 1978 and beyond. The market surplus in men, and machinery, and the gains in productivity now being made are a double-edged sword: they allow ample scope for continued growth in the economy but they also mean that the capital investment which will be needed to keep the recovery going will be made only slowly and perhaps too slowly. passed by an honor guard of Boys Town students. Msgr. Wegner was buried at Calvary Cemetery. Boys Town Mayor Clarence Walker, 18. said Msgr. Wegner was "one of the greatest men I ever met." Walker, a native of Gary, Ind., was the last boy admitted to Boys Town by Msgr. Wegner. "He (Wegner) put us (the students) first. He's the kind of a person you can't forget." said Walker. Edited By Mary Ann Riley SLIP-UP. By Anthony Delano. (Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., $8.95) This is the story of Ronald Biggs, who engineered the Big Train Robbery in England, when seven million dollars' worth of bank notes were efficiently removed from a mail train. Biggs and his cohorts were not careful in their cleanup of the hiding place where the loot was divided, and fingerprints on eating utensils and food packages, which were to have been destroyed, eventually led to their identification. 'Biggs was duly apprehended and thereafter broke out of the jail with the help of his wife, Charmian, thus making him the most wanted of the robbers, but he is now sunning himself on the beaches at Rio de Janeiro. Biggs was hard up in Australia when he let it be known that he would sell his story if he could be assured of becoming rich and apparently hoped for a light sentence on nis return to England. The Daily Express newspaper, sensing a scoop of gigantic proportions, then entered into an informal agreement with Scotland Yard that they would lead the police to Biggs if they could get the story and the right to produce his book through one of their reporters. "The great embarrassment of Scotland Yard, however, in Brazil, Biggs declined to depart with the Detective Chief Superintendent Slipper of Scotland Yard, and because he had endeared himself to a new girl friend, now pregnant, he availed himself on the loophole which provides that the father of a Brazilian child cannot be deported or extradited. Delano rightly treats the subject with the wit and derision it deserves, and the book is highly recommended as a good read about the robbery and avarice, not only on the part of the robbers, but also on the part of the publishers and journalists who saw the opportunity to make a bundle from the story of this extraordinary con man and fop. —R. Choate. GRANDPA AND FRANK. By Janet Majerus. (Lippincott,$7.95) For those readers who liked To Kill A Mockingbird, True Grit and Addie Pray, here's a new first novel with a gallant, sassy twelve-year-old heroine named Sarah McDermott, and a story that ranks with the aforementioned bestsellers for warmth, earthiness, comedy and pathos. The setting is rural Illinois in the 1940's. Uncle Frank, (of Poland China fame locally), is the villain who wants to put Grandpa in the County Home to get control of the family farm. Grandpa does suffer from senility which is always sad but occasionally funny. The peregrination Sarah thinks up to 'save' Grandpa is hilarious both in scheme and execution. This is one of those slice-of-life books that make the reader feel teary-eyed and happy at the same time. Calling it a wholesome story may turn some readers off but they can stick to their sexy thrillers, of which there are many. Grandpa is a Model A truck sort of book and there aren't many of them around anymore. — Mary Ann Riley. THE RUSSIANS. By Hedrick Smith. (Quadrangle, $12.50) If this book proves anything, it proves the Russian citizen is more downtrodden under the present fake Socialist system of government than he was under the Czars. According to Smith, they're living under a vicious, dehumanizing form of capitalism. Forget the word "Communism"; that's just a silly, ill-informed, political catch-word. This revealing volume about governmental clout, class distinction and exploitation of the Russian people was compiled by a New York Times correspondent who lived in the Soviet Union three years, kept his ears and eyes open and his thoughts to himself although he spoke the language. For obvious reasons, the true names of people who supplied insightful information have not been used. The average American with his wealth of consumer goods will learn of the average Russian who stands in line for hours to buy everything he needs from toothpaste to pants; while the elite gobble goodies from special import stores, and the serfs don't even .have the privilege of standing in line. The average American with his house, mobile home or apartment will learn of the average Russian family crowded into quarters far below the standard of an American farmer's pig-shed. And of the small elite group who have multi-homes, multi-cars, multi-vacations; and of peasants who freeze to death or starve. , Worst of all in the average American's view will be knowledge of the closely guarded lives of all these people. Friends are often informers for the price of a pair of nylons. Even the elite doesn't trust the elite. Regarded as "elite" are civil service personnel, scientists, the military, exceptional professional artists and athletes used as export window-dressing. Still, the Russian citizen copes. He bends the rules as much as he dares. He lies, cheats, works as little as possible and as sloppily, buys from the enormous black market, secretly makes fun of his masters. And fears for his life. It's a cinch, Hedrick Smith will never get inside Russia again. But, then, if his portrait of Russia is an accurate one, who'd want to? — Kelly Adrian Want Ads make it happen Want Ads have the stuff dreams are made of. They have almost anything you need, at a price you never dreamed possible. Something for your dream house, perhaps. It could be an attractive dining room set, a good sofa at a reasonable price, or any of a variety of large and small appliances. It will pay you to shop the Classified Section and turn your dreams into reality. If you have a nightmarish accumulation of useful but no- longer-used items around the house, exchange them for cash with a fast-acting Want Ad. 792-3573 Classified Ad Department Carroll Daily Times Herald

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