Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 21, 1974 · Page 3
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Panama City, Florida
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Friday, June 21, 1974
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India Has 30 Bomb Potential • NEW t>ELHI - India has enough plutonkum manufacture ered In reactors developed within the country, to make about 30 small-sized atomic bombs o! the kind exploded under the sands of the bleak Rajasthan desert on May 18. In other words, should the government wish, the country can go nuclear In a big way. Whether or not It will depend on the asessment now being made, of the possible threat from Peking and the uses of nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes, At present, India's leaders, notably Mrs. Indira Gandhi, are arguing that the country does not want to make any bomb, In the sense of weapons that other members of the nuclear club possess. They are trying hard to persuade others that India has not use for a bomb and the explosion on May 18 was intended solely for testing its peaceful uses. This is being received with considerable scepticism by other countries, notably India's close neighbors and countries like Canada and Japan, which are big donors for the international assistance program to develop this country economically. As Japan has argued, it has to be determined whether a nuclear power can also be called a developing country, and hence qualify for aid. This seriously jeopardizes the prospects for aid to India. There is considerable concern in this country over this. Large-scale assistance Is required to pull the economy out of the stagnation It has been In for the last three years. A THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY.... COMPARE TWO AND THREE BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES AND SINGLE STORY ONE BEDROOM VILLAS HoHzon^ ou th FROM •21,114 5% DOWN UNTIL CLOSING FINANCING AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY SEE BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED MODELS AND THE NEW CLUBHOUSE, NEW TENNIS COURTS & SHUFFLE BOARD COURTS TFULL COMPLIMENTS OF AMENITIES; ON U.S. 98 FOR INFORMATION: '/a MILE WEST of 79 HORIZON SOUTH or on Back Beach DRAWER 9480 Rd.(30-A) PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLA. 32401 234-6663 THE NEW RESIDENTIAL - RESORT COMMUNITY ON THE GULF AT PANAMA CITY BEACH. India's first explosion may have been caused without any radioactivity but the government Is seriously worried by the political and diplomatic fallout that followed. Predictably, the reverberations of the explosion have been felt most in Pakistan, whose President and Foreign Minister have sounded warning signals all over the world and announced that they will have to revise their nuclear policy. But Pakistan's capacity to make the bomb is limited and this stance is clearly adopted to Influence thinking in the capitals of the major nuclear powers whose "nuclear umbrella" Pakistan has sought. Political observers are still trying to guage the advantages that India has derived from joining the exlusive nuclear club. True, India has demonstrated that she has developed technology to an unexpected extent; the atomic device exploded was developed entirely by Indian scientists and reports that assistance was given by the Soviet Union are totally false. In fact, Moscow is known to be unhappy over the explosion since It has long been pressing India to sign the Nuclear Non- Prollferatlon Treaty. Mrs. Gandhi has refused to do so on the grounds that being a signatory was useless in the absence of guarantees from the nuclear powers. It is now clear that one of the major reasons for not becoming a signatory was that India had already decided to make the bomb. But what is the gain? Politically, China Is no longer the only Asian member of the club, but India cannot claim to have developed a nuclear deterrent since she lacks the necessary delivery system if any point in China is considered a potential target. Tests in developing rockets for meteo- rolgoical research have been going on for some years at Thumba, in South India. But Facilities To Be Modernized In 763, 769, and 785 Offices I 1 Due to the increase in the number of telephones in this area, certain equipment changes will be made Starting June 20th in the 763, 769, and 785 offices. The transaction will take about a week^ However. Coincident with these changes, it will be necessary for customers in these offices - as in most other areas of the country - to dial all seven digits of the telephone number when placing calls. Remember, on calls placed from these offices after June 20th, please dial all seven digits, or otherwide the call cannot be completed. Southern Bell Progress has been slow and a long-range missile Is nowhere near being part of India's armory. Instead, India has much to lose from the explosion in concrete terms. It is no secret that the country Is" in an economic mess. For the last three years there has been virtually no rise in the national Income as the country has been plagued by recurring drought. Psychologically then, the nuclear explosion has come at a wrong time since the feeling among the aid donors is bound to be that if India can fritter scarce resources on a prestigious nuclear explosion.there is no reason to give help to her to develop economically. It is hardly surprising, therefore that India has already started sending missions to countries which are members of the Aid India consortium, to explain away the explosion. This will undoubtedly be argued on the basis that expenditure on development on atomic energy is Insignificant. The argument may not be convincing to countries which can reasonably claim that any such expenditure by a country like India is unncessary, especially since having the bomb is pointless militarily. Bloodbath Remains Question BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - A year after the biggest bloodbath in Argentina in the last decade there have been no arrests, no indictments and no official count of how many persons were killed and wounded. June 20, 1973, was billed as a day of national unity. Juan D. Peron, who served two terms as president during the 1940s and 1950s, was coming home after long exile forced by a military coup in 1955. Military rulers and civilian politicians had banned Peron and his political movement during the troubled years that followed his exile but finally agreed to let him return. Peronist candidate Hector J. Campora swept the first presidential election in 10 years and flew to Madrid to personally escort home the 77-year-old hero of the working class. A crowd estimated at between 400,000 and two million flocked to a field surrounded by woods two miles from Ezeiza International Airport outside Buenos Aires on a day declared a national holiday. Peron, who was described in a government statement as "the maker of national unity," was to land at Ezeiza, then arrive at the rally in a helicopter. He never got there. As a column of the leftist Young Peronist organization marched toward the grandstand where Peron was to speak, shots rang out. First the pop and buzz of a few bullets, then barrages. People scattered or flattened themselves on the grass as bullets flew over their heads. The battle which raged sporadically for several hours was between the advancing young leftists and the rightwing Peronists guarding the central platform. The civilian guard had been impressively armed. Some men carried and used light machineguns. Peron changed his plans and landed at an air force base under tight security. He never addressed the crowd. The government has never announced the number of casualties. Estimates of the death toll range from a score of persons local newsmen were able to identify in nearby hospitals to newspaper reports quoting "in- tellingece sources" who said the total was well over 200. The number of wounded and injured easily runs into the hundreds, including dozens beaten by ad hoc "interrogation squads" formed on the scene. The left versus right violence was not a total surprise. The broad coalition that had elected Campora as Peron's stand-in three months earlier had shown signs of a violent split before Campora could take the oath of office. And the violence continues. Campora resigned in July to force the elections that returned Peron to the presidency last Oct. 12. Peron, harassed by continued attacks by the Marxist guerrillas who had formed to fight the previous military governments, launched a virtual war on Marxists within his movement shortly after his inauguration. Attacks, bombings and counter- bombings against political and labor leaders on both sides became almost daily occurrences. NEWS-HERAM), Panama (Uv, Flu., Friday, Juno 21,IM4 FRIDAY and SATURDAY Last two days to take advantage of these "Fun in the Sun* 9 Savings Reg. $32-$34 SUMMER POLYESTER PANT SUITS Sale! $ 16 90 From leading Miami and California makers come new summer pant suits ... we've just unpacked 200 more for this weekend! Plenty of short sleeve and sleeveless styles to choose from, all in machine washable polyester ... and all at our lowest price of the year! Reg. $5 100% Cotton KNIT TOPS Sale* $V 9 WCHCi vj (2 for $7) All the newest summer colors in solids and stripes to please the active woman. Special Purchase! Kodel-Cotton SUMMER R0BESI Perky duster (style similar to illustration) of 65% Kodel, 35% combed cotton permanent press. You'll love the summer pastels. S- M-L. Only $17 SALE! FINE QUALITY SLEEPWEAR Reg. $10 Kodel-Cotton Waltz Gowns Reg. $10 Kodel-Cotton Baby Dolls Reg. $10 Kodel-Cotton Long Gowns. Reg. $12 Nylon Print Long P.J.s. $ 90 EACH -A h l '<A • • »• .-1.* '%•< A* '•ir. Reg. $9-$ 12 JUNIOR KNIT TOPS Sale! s 4 90 A great selection of over S00 summer knit tops for Juniors ... plenty of styles to choose from. 1 •• •V. '1 v Reg. $15-$16. Two-Piece BIKINI SWIMSUITS Sale! s 8 90 From California and Miami come swimsuits for the Junior, all at a low Leon's sale price. Open daily, 9-9, Saturdays 9 til ^-p ^ r incite i *v>:

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