The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 26, 1981 · Page 9
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Page 10 The Salina Journal - Thursday, November X, 1981 Food shortages critical in Eastern Europe •«••* BONN (UPI) - Critical shortages of food, energy and essential goods afflict much of Eastern Europe, posing the possibility of civil disorder in tightly controlled Communist societies. Several countries are up against the same kind of economic difficulties that erupted in Poland last year in strikes and the formation of the Solidarity free trade union. Poland, still the worst hit economically of the East Bloc nations, faces one of the toughest winters in post-war history. Solidarity leader Lech Walesa has urged people in the West to save Poles from starvation by organizing emergency food shipments. "We expect a big wave of illness," a Solidarity spokesman said. "People wait for many, many hours in queues outside of shops, in freezing weather. They lack protein and vitamins." In Warsaw, food queues begin at 3 a.m. or earlier. Deliveries of any commodity trigger panic buying. A stroll down Nowy Swiat, Warsaw's tart shopping street in normal times, •hows store after store exhibiting nothing but bare shelves. In Moscow, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev acknowledged in a speech to the Communist Party central committee that Russia also faces a food crisis, with grain and dairy products in particularly short supply after three years of drought and agricultural mismanagement. Brezhnev encouraged the development of private plots, which are anathema to dogmatic Communists, but which supply much of Russia's supplies of meat, fresh fruit and vegetables. "The food problem is, economically and politically, the central problem of the five-year plan," Brezhnev said. This year's* Soviet grain harvest is likely to be disastrous — perhaps 66 million tons short of the 236 million-ton target. Reports from Romania say strikes and demonstrations followed the recent rationing of bread and Hour. Workers in the Jiu Valley coalfield reportedly held a Central Committee member hostage until President Nicolae Ceaucescu agreed to discuss their grievances. Policy a failure Ceaucescu has admitted his policy of fast industrialization at the expense of agriculture has failed and ordered every available patch of land planted with vegetables and grain. Neighboring Bulgaria recently introduced a ban on the export of several food staples and consumer goods, ap- The real meaning of Thanksgiving? It's pig-out, elastic waistband time! Sometimes I feel the real meaning of Thanksgiving is lost in a flurry of turkey, prayers and homecomings. What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? It's pig-out time throughout the land. No sauces made from blue milk. No pies constructed with sugar substitutes. No potatoes baked with the nutritional value still in the skins. No tradeoffs for the next five weeks for a spoonful of dressing. It's elastic waistband time, when you not only plan on eating everything in sight, but usually exceed your own expectations. I have come to await Thanksgiving Day like a child with her nose pressed against the cold window awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. It's the only day of the year I set my alarm. This morning, I will get up at dawn and erma bombeck at wit's end have my turkey-preparation breakfast. This is followed by my turkey-in-the- oven formal breakfast with the family. The third breakfast I will combine with snacks and tasting sessions with the cranberries, carrot-cabbage salad, pumpkin chiffon pies, relish plate, vegetable casserole and dressing. By three or four in the afternoon, my fourth breakfast will consist of crackers and cheese, canapes and hors d'oeuvres of varying sizes and consistencies as I certainly do not want to ruin my dinner. Around five or six, dinner will be served, at which time I will announce that I have had nothing to eat since breakfast. (Dieters are always managing the truth. It's their way.) After dinner, I will offer to clean out the roaster only to chip the turkey skin out of the grease and pop it in my mouth before anyone notices. Every bowl I return to the refrigerator as leftovers will also be sampled. Around 11 tonight, I will sneak out and put together a dressing sandwich...my last official sin before saying goodbye to the day. As a dieter, I have had my day of liberation. If the president ever put Thanksgiving on Monday, I don't like to think what dieters would do to him. C°^«YMV $S2®$<»2 \, parently to prevent existing shortages from getting worse. Yugoslavia has a modified communist system that permits capitalist Incentives, but the nation is plagued by a $2.3 billion hard currency debt and 3040 percent rate of annual inflation. A few goods, such as coffee, are in chronic short supply. Heating oil is available sporadically. Authorities in Czechoslovakia have been quick to plug supply gaps out of fear that sporadic shortages could cause unrest to spread across the frontier from Poland. Even in East Germany, the economic showcase of the communist bloc, shortages are reported although they are not critical. Sign for Pocino film HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - A pair of glamorous blondes, Dyan Cannon and Tuesday Weld, have signed to star with Al Pacino in "Author! Author!" for producer Irwin Winkler at 20th Century-Fox. Cannon will play Alice Detroit, a Broadway actress involved with playwright Pacino. Weld will play Pacino's wife who walks out on him, leaving him with her five kids. "Author! Author!" will be filmed on locations in New York City and Gloucester, Mass., under the direction of Arthur Killer. Shopping For A Camera? It's More Important WHERE you buy... than WHAT camera you buy! Largest Selection in Salina When FOB Think of Cameras...Think of A.SMILE A-MINUTE PHOTO CO. 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