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4 PalmBi-ach Post, Friday. Nov. 15, 1968 Cuba Puts Emphasis On 1970 Sugar Harvest Boost U'ANA l AP - The eov- of man hnnrc ni.nti ,, m: h k....- ...... C " VJ J & , HAVANA (AP i The of man hours planting and fer mat he government and the Communist says believes the gov more clinical view: "There is tilizing new cane, building dams, laying irrigation lines and channels, strengthening transportation facilities and schooling technicians. Partly officials lash back at anyone who suggest the 1970 goal will not be met. A diplo parly an' selling off this month the "ninth sugar harvest of the people," the'har-vesl of 1W9. But all-even, and most of the effort, remain fixed on 1970 when Frime Minister Kide Castro savs Cuba eminent will make it because Castro has committed himself too deeply not to succeed." He adds: "after all, this is a Communist government. They can sacrifice 1969 for 1970." A sugar expert with years of practical experience takes a The government says about one million more acres of cane will be harvested in 1970, a total of 3.6 million acres. The grinding capacity of the coun-' try's 152 mills is estimated at about 7.5 to 8 million tons annually. The Sugar Ministry-says that with plant expansion no doubt they have the cane. They have planted lots of cane. But everything will have to work. They cannot afford any breakdowns in grinding or transportation problems like they have hau in previous years." and remodeling, production will be increased tons by 1970. Earlier Castro harvests also have been plagued by transportation problems getting the cane to the grinding mill before it loses sugar content. Some sugar experts contend stalks hardly are worth grinding unless they are at the mill within 48 hours after they are cut. This year some cane lay In the fields up to two weeks. In the past the government has built Its cane-cutting force around a nucleus of 75.000 permanent cutters. For 1970, even w ith increased mechanization, it plans to put 400,000 cutters in the fields. The Soviet Union buys the bulk of Cuban export sugar for just over six cents per pound. The world market price fluctuates around two cents per pound. will produce a record 10 million metric tons. The 19fi9 sugar harvest seems almost forgotten in the nationwide drive to make the 10 million goal a year later. Castro has said both his government's ability and credibility can be judged on whether l ii nr a z- Smoothly sanded, beautifully grained KNOTTY PINE COLONIAL READY-TO-FINISH FURNITURE BOOKCASE 1H95 m inn i a iki i fj i tf i va i n f & orw a ku h i is I ii i ti i fj h i n "- jr What attractive decoratina Bnr( nr. r,,;uui v...' , REG. 36-INCH HIGH; 38-INCH WIDE. 3E-IN.DUP.no. 391 M $22.95 so you do EXACTLY what wVdSKS varnished! 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