Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 119
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 119

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 27, 1975
Page 119
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Some weeks ago the Internal Revenue Service released its Statistics of Income Report on Estate Tax Returns for 1972, the latest year for which data is available. According to the 1972 . figures, 93 individuals with gross estates of $1 million or more, died and paid no federal estate tax. Two hundred and three individuals with gross estates "between f500,000 . and $1 million also died, and paid no federal estate tax. "It appears that these millionaires and near millionaires were able to avoid federal estate taxes through a careful planning of marital deductions, charitable bequests, and the paying off of debts and mortgages," according to Rep. Charles Vanik (D-.,. Ohio). The evacuation earlier this year of 130,000 Vietnamese children and adults to the United States has'a prece^ dent few Americans know anything about. ·In 1949 when the Greek Communist partisans .lost the Civil War in their own country, 65,000 of them' fled into Bulgaria and · Albania, both Communist countries. Among them were 28,000 children who were supposed to be trained into rabid Communist cadres for future struggles. . For years these Greek children.-were moved from one Balkan country to another where they were 'either reunited with exiled relatives or assigned to various exile communities. Since 1949 every Greek government has refused to repatriate these exiled Greeks, fearing contamination from the Communist virus. Premier Caramanlis, however, has now legalized the Greek Communist party and restored citizenship to 2230 emigrants of the 24,000 Greeks living abroad who were deprived of it by the military junta from 1968 to 1974.. This has raised hopes among the Greek exiles of 1949 now scattered · throughout Eastern European countries. But Caramanlis wants carefully to control the influx of these exiled Greeks. He's afraid of a strong Communist party in his own country spurred .on by a group of well-trained fanatics. Besides, Greek workers are returning from Western Europe who need jobs and housing. As for the Greeks of 1949, they may' well. end up as -men without a country. Hot that there's very much in the way of souvenirs for. the American tourist to'buy in the Soviet Union-onyx jewelry, watches, cameras, winter hats--but just for the record, the Soviets are now charging $1.45 American for one Russian ruble. The rate, artificially . set by the Soviets, has not been so unfavorable to the dollar since August,' 1973, when it was pegged at an all-time low of $1.46 for one ruble. In Switzerland, on the free market, the true rate of the ruble is about four or five to the dollar. 'The Soviets, of course, won't bring any' of those rubles in, and you'd better not try. Currency violations are punished by stiff jail sentences. Herewith a list of the world's languages and the number of people who speak them listed in millions: · . ' . inevitable starvation of millions, Bangladesh's health officials in Dacca have proposed that marriages in their country be allowed only every two years, a measure they hope will stop the population explosion. Sometime iff SUNK this year the U.S. Air Force is going to decide whether or not to develop an unmanned high-flying spy plane, currently code- named "Compass Cope." "Compass Cope," if it comes into being, will be a remotely piloted, high- altitude, long-enduring drone, designed to gather intelligence. A few weeks ago one of our U-2's crashed in West Germany, 60 miles from the East German border during the test of a new electronic reconnaissance system. Yugoslavia, most liberal fjV ICQC of Communist ""U" I£OU countries, offers socialism without Moscow's iron hand and Mao's tight restrictions. A recent report from Serbia, one of Yugoslavia's principal states, reveals that Titoland is not the liberal paradise many socialists imagined. In Serbia, long-haired workers are paid 5% lower wages for the same job. Individualism has its price. Chinese English · Hindi Spanish Russian Arabic Indonesian German Portuguese Japanese Bengali French 750 350 250 220 145 130 130 110 110 108 100 80 Bangladesh with 75 million people J is the most densely populated country in the world. To avoid the A WALL STREET BUST ATTRACTS A LUNCHTME CROWD. tnr 'American j|£E men and women have long been obsessed with the size of female breasts, frequently equating size with sex appeal. As a result more and more women are having their breasts increased or decreased through plastic surgery. . According to the California Medical Association, the .best candidates for breast augmentation surgery are "young women whose development during adolescence stopped short of breast enlargement." The surgical procedure involves either the use of a bag containing silicone gel or inflatable silicone bags, which are implanted under the breasts. Women who submit to this surgery and later become pregnant may be able to nurse their babies. Silicone injections into the breasts in order to enlarge them are unsafe and are prohibited. Women who have gone to Mexico, Paris, and Tokyo for a series of such injections, later live to regret them as the silicone is sometimes impure, causing lesions, infections, and on occasion, cancer. Women with oversized breasts should consider breast reduction as a viable surgical procedure. Such women frequently suffer from backaches, head-, aches, shoulder and neck pains, which disappear after surgery. Breast reduction calls for reconstruction and reshaping . of the breasts after the elimination of excess fatty tissue.

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