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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 55

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Sunday, December 5, 1976
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If 1 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976 D5 Tito 5 Death Would Leave Yugoslavia Fate Unclear Life begins ivhcn you begin Ho live aft Abbey Dclray J . By EDWARD MAGRI AimcIiM Prtu Writer BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - Josip Broz Tito has forged a single nation from eight nationalities and six language groups and as president held it together under communism for 30 years. The question now is what A happens after he is gone. At 84 and despite health problems the Yugoslav leader still is the man If you're accustomed to privacy, independence, warm social relationships and beautiful surroundings, you'll feel very much at home at ABBEY DELRAY. Here is a total life community, thoughtfully planned to provide a life style of convenience and carefree living. Our Studios. One and Two Bedroom Apt.Homes and Two Bedroom Villas offer complete privacy and security while freeing you of routine household chores. Preventive health care, specialized medical attention and a 2 hour call system allow you to pursue normal activities with complete peace of mind. And. there's plenty to enjoy nearby: shops, churches, golfing, boating and sparkling beaches. Life begins when you begin to live at ABBEY DELRAY. Come visit our delightfully decorated display center to get all the facts, today. Call: 278-3249 They say Soviet officers conduct checks on identities and property, where one would expect Hungarian customs officials to be in charge. They tell of "the large roads that seem to have no use and lead toward Yugoslavia ending abruptly near the border." Tito's Yugoslavia has pursued a so-called "nonalignment" policy that has put Belgrade between East and West. But a ranking Yugoslav official says, "We know we need a direct dialog with the United States and its recognition of the importance of our sovereignty and independence. We know that strategically the United States is interested in Yugoslavia remaining free from any power bloc. But I would not say the Soviets have the same interest." An intellectual in Zagreb summed up his views as follows: "Yugoslavia will remain united also after Tito. But it is uncertain whether it will continue on Tito's path or whether it will tilt to the Soviet side. "There are those who think the party would be stronger with Soviet help. Once Tito's charisma is no longer here, who can guarantee that the party can maintain control? Many Communists believe that a Communist government is always better than freedom for the people." This view is discounted as exceedingly pessimistic by Milovan Djilas, who spent nine years in jail after breaking with Tito. "Transition problems will be solved inside the party in agreement with the armed forces that are closely controlled by the party," the 65-year-old Djilas said in his Belgrade home where he lives on a state pension. "I don't believe much in a Soviet invasion. It exists potentially, but not in the foreseeable future. I don't think it is in the Soviet interest." Djilas says he believes the collective Presidency will not work beyond a transition period. "They will have to amend the constitution. Yugoslavia needs a strong leader as symbol of unity." Avery special place for tKat very special tiMP. n-f iirutf l'itt M dBBGtf BOX 650-2000 LOWSON BOULEVARD. DELRAY BEACH. FLA DIRECTIONS: trom Federal Highway (US 1) turn at Atlantic Ave. and proceed West for approx one 1 three tenths miles to Congress Ave. (hen turn left and go one mile to Lowson Blvd Abbey Delray is on the S W corner of Congress Ave & Lowson Blvd A NON-PROFIT INTER FAITH FOUNDATION COMMUNITY to whom ultimate decisions are referred. But there are reports he may retire to test how the transition process works. Some fear Tito's death may unleash disrupting forces that have been dormant during his three decades of rule. There also is widespread fear the Soviet Union may use transition problems to pull Yugoslavia back into the Soviet fold from which it broke away 28 years ago. Experts agree political stability would be the best guarantee against any Soviet threat to this country that was born from merging vastly different national groups for the first time less than 50 years ago. The first Yugoslav state broke up during World War II when Germany and Italy partitioned it and installed puppet regimes. Tito led his partisan troops to victory over both occupying armies and laid the foundations of the new state. There seems to be no single man influential enough to inherit Tito's unchallenged role and popularity, but he has devised an intricate machinery in an attempt to get around this while accommodating the interests of the various national groups. Since 1972, Yugoslavia's top executive body is represented by a collective "Presidency" including a member for each of the six republics and two autonomous provinces. The Presidency is led by Tito, who has been named president for life or until he decides to retire. Once Tito has left, the Presidency will elect annually a president for a one-year term, as provided for by the 1974 constitution. The same formula has been used for the past four years to elect vice presidents, with the various members taking turns. The incumbent vice president is Vidoje Zarkovic from Montenegro. Members of the Presidency are elected by the legislatures of the republics and autonomous provinces, for a five-year term. The governments of the six republics and two provinces enjoy broad autonomy in internal matters. But a separatist trend has persisted among the Croatians, the second largest national group after the Serbians. Tito has been hitting hard against it, however, and a drastic purge ousted nationalists from the Croatian Communist party cadres in 1971. "The idea of a separatist state lingers on in the mind of Croatian intellectuals," says Milovan Djilas, Tito's wartime comrade later sent to prison, "but any organized nationalist movement can be easily broken up. They are isolated from the liberals in Croatia and from other Yugoslav nations." The most popular among the members of the Presidency are Ed-vard Kardelj of Slovenia and Croatia's Vladimir Bakaric who both fought alongside Tito in the 1943-1944 partisan war. Bakaric is reported to be ailing while Kardelj has recovered after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment. Kardelj might be Tito's choice to succeed him as party president. ' Kardelj was the No. 2 man after Josip Broz Tito . . retirement possible Tito in the Yugoslav delegation during the three-day visit of Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev in mid-November. Kardelj was listed before Vidoje Zarkovic, now serving his turn as vice president, and Stane Dolanc, the Communist party secretary. During his talks with Tito, Brezhnev renewed a pledge that the Soviet Union will not interfere in Yugoslavia's internal affairs, and accused the West of spreading tales to spoil Yugoslav-Soviet relations. When Jimmy Carter said before the U.S. presidential election that he would not send troops into Yugoslavia in the event of a Soviet invasion, he raised an issue that Yugoslavs have been trying to play down for years. Officials in the Yugoslav government and Communist party never state publicly they think the Soviet Union may send tanks into this Balkan nation as in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and in neighboring Hungary in 1956. Military invasion is one of the possibilities being discussed, but most analysts agree this is unlikely. The Soviet Union could be discouraged from taking such an extreme step by Yugoslavia's social and economic system that has developed in a way vastly different from that of all other European Communist countries. Experts judge the Yugoslav system as working fairly well and credit it with having raised the standard of living to such a level that would make it exceedingly difficult for the Soviets to absorb this country's 22 million inhabitants back into the centralized "orthodox" state system. In Yugoslavia there is virtually no shortage of consumer items. Russians and Bulgarians, for instance, come to shop for things they can't get at home. Another factor discouraging a military invasion are the highly trained armed forces, equipped with some American weapons, and the "Total People's Defense" system under which millions of Yugoslavs are periodically trained in sabotage and guerrilla activities against "all invaders." 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