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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 40

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Friday, November 1, 1968
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40 Palm Beach Post, Friday, November 1, 1968 Bob Higher Shoe Tariff Asked DeYoung Germans Who 'Made It' ) ) uisr. 3 Snakes Stolen ST. LOUIS (AP) Three boa constrictors were taken Wednesday in the burglary of the home of Barbara Brooks, 28, police said. Officers said one snake is 5-feet long and named George. He is supposed to be friendly, police said. The other two snakes don't have names. The;' are 4-feet and 3H-feet long. A record player and 200 record albums also were taken. 2x 1 Sound like arithmetic to you? It's not!! This is newspaper talk for a 2 column by 1 inch ad. Think It's too small to be noticed? You're reading it . . . aren't you? Post-Times Advertising pays! At the Giessen reception camp all fugitives from East Germany are screened for recognition as "political" refugees from the Soviet zone of occupation, the term used In official German for the (East) German Democratic Republic. No one Is turned back If his flight motives are not found to be "political." All refugees get free food and shelter and, if need be, new clothes. But only those granted "refugee status" are helped to find jobs and granted tax and other benefits later on. Nearly 90 per cent of refugees obtain these privileges. There are about 100 refugees at the camp, and most of them said that East Germany's armed participation in the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia had had a "disastrous" effect on East German morale. "After this I said to myself that things can only get worse," said Friedrich, a student from Erfurt. He explained that he and his friends had looked to the Czechoslovak liberalization process as "a beacon of hope." "This hope is now gone," he concluded. Republican For State Senate JO SAVE TODAY Fri.'Sat.-Sun. as DEPARTMENT STORES minefields along East Germany's 860-mile frontier with West Germany. An estimated total of 2,500 succeeded last year. The majority Jump East German ships, seek foreign assignments for defection, use frogmen's suits to swim the Baltic or slip gradually westward across less guarded frontiers within the Communist bloc. Except for those who climb, break or tunnel the wall in Berlin, all East German refugees are prepared for a new life in the West at a "reception camp" Ih Giessen, a university town in hilly Hesse, a few dozen miles from the East German frontier. Looking pensively across the fields and meadows surrounding the camp's barrack-iike buildings, Erich H. explained to a West German offi- Woman Named 'Man Of Year' BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (AP) Mrs. Spencer Tracy 1.' the choice of the Beverly Hills. Lodge of B'nal B'rlth for its 22nd annual "man of the year" award. The widow of the actor w. be given a testimonial dinner next Feb. 3. The award an nounced Wednesday night is in recognition for her founding 21 years ago of the John Tracy Clinic. The clinic helps train the parents of preschool deaf children in ways of coping with the handicaps of their youngsters. The Jewish service organization has similarly honored three other women In past years. They were Eleanor Roosevelt, actress Mary Pick-ford and newspaperwomen Dorothy Buffum Chandler. ' 3 DAYS Fri-Sat.-Sun. save (C ) Nnr Vark Tknea Nnra Scrvkc GIESSEN, West Germany The young East German, his tan scarcely hiding the strain of a wild 10-day escape through (our Communist countries, anticipated the question. "I know it sounds trite," he snapped, "but I did It for freedom." After a pause, he added "I would have tried anything to be a free man." Erich H., a recently graduated 26-year-old engineer from a Saxon coal town, is one of the 15,000 East Germans who still manage to outwit the Communist regime's border controls each year. Their flight methods indicate the ingenuity of desperate minds. Erich H. fled with a friend, after two years of preparation, by hitchhiking, walking and using local trains and buses on a 2,500-mile trip to Austria through Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania and Yugoslavia. Afraid of Soviet patrols in Czechoslovakia, they walked remote mountain passes in the snow-tipped Talra Mountains. The distance they covered on foot, including a hike through Rumania's rugged Carpathian Mountains totalled almost 100 miles. From Rumania to Yugoslavia they swam the swirling Danube at the Iron Gate Gorge. Their few belongings, including a good suit and a white shirt, were wrapped in water-tight canvas. 1 hey were in constant fear of being stopped by police and sent back to East Germany. Once they were held by a Rumanian policeman, but he let them proceed after wishing them "godspeed." The foolhardy take a 10-to-l chance in making the direct route: a dash through barbed wire, electric tripwires and AQUARIUM SET WASHINGTON (UPI) Main problem of the American shoe Industry Is Its archaic manufacturing practices, not foreign competition, the American Importers Association contends. The association made known lis views at a fact finding hearing this week conducted by the U.S. Tariff Commission to determine the Impact of Imports on the domestic shoe industry. A brief prepared for the association asserted that "shoe Imports have greatly expanded the market and have not significantly displaced domestic production." Domestic shoe manufacturers earlier urged the tariff commission to tighten Import quotas because of ability of foreign firm's to undersell home products due to lower labor costs. The domestic producers denied they were losing out to the American market because of lagging technology or a labor shortage. American shoe manufacturers are being driven out of business by their foreign competitors "primarily because labor costs abroad are so low . . . that imported footwear can under sell domestic producers by a wide margin In every type of footwear and in every price bracket," Alan H. Goldstein, president of the Plymouth, Shoe Co. -of Mid-dleboro, Mass.; told the commission. The Importers Association retorted that "the main problem of the American footwear manufacturers today In inability to deliver on schedule. Without the Increased imports, the retailers would be seriously handicapped." The association contended the domestic shoe industry's reliance on relatively expensive manual labor and its slowness to adopt cost-saving automation had cut down its production rate. Imports have served to fill the void and keep shoe prices down for the general public, the Importers maintained. cial that he had no Illusions about the "so-called Golden West." "But I know I have a future here," he said. "And that Is something I could not look forward to in the East." A Communist functionary had warned him that he could not expect a good Job In Industry unless he Joined the party and showed more Interest in the "workers' struggle against imperialism." The young man shook his head in angry recollection of the warning. "Of course I did not tell him that his slogans were what I hated most, and I Just kept on studying the maps," he said. Evy P. a 21-year-old hospital nurse from Leipzig who arrived in Giessen, told a different story. To Join her fiance In the West, a boy who eluded Imminent arrest for "anti-socialist" propaganda last spring, she swam a river at the Bavarian border. The fragile girl said she paid a former frontier guard her total savings of 2,000 marks, or $500 at the official rate of exchange, to bring her to the border on his motorcycle from Leipzig and show her a place for a safe crossing. The girl admitted that it was not politics that drove her away from home. "But If my government does not let me marry the man I love, it has no right to complain about my flight." Camp officials observed that most flights across the "Green Border" (of heavily forested regions) are aided or performed by former members of East German army units in charge of frontier defense. Georg D., 21, a mason from Dresden and a former private in a unit belonging to the East German army's frontier command, said that each border guard considers his "terrain knowledge" a special asset. "I knew a lane in a minefield, made necessary by a farm road," he said, "and before I leaped across, I watched the guards walk the road at Intervals." aPm ,0 9.30 tnvingt today! on Swift's oho n0 s Bridge Tolls To Be Hiked SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Officials of the International Bridge connecting Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., have announced that bridge tolls will rise Friday. 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