Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 16, 1974 · Page 128
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 128

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 16, 1974
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EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER MIBUHCEKNn ·ECAUSE Of VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED, PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES. WUtOLD WLSOH-ttttAT MIITIUN While Americans focus, on the scandals of the Uixon Administration, which may or may not lead to the second · impeachment of an American President .in U.S. history, .the citizens of other Free World nations have their own governmental ordeals to worry about. In Great Britain the .economic problems of inflation and union demands confront a new Labor government. In France uncertainty reigns as Gaullism exits with the death of Georges Pompidou and a new regime comes to power .with Valery Giscard d'Estaing at the helm. In West Germany, the coalition government of ' Willy Brandt dissolves, following the disclosure that one of his closest aides is a top Communist spy. Portugal swaps a Fascist dictatorship for a less repressive military gov- HOMUTSCINIOT-KMIMff ernment and revises its' bloody colonial war policy. In Israel Itzhak Eabin forms a new government- with a treasury deeply in debt as a result of the recent war and its economic disruptions., Canada loses liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in a no-confidence vote, must elect a new government next month. In Greece and Italy- there is neither economic nor governmental stability. The same holds true in Australia. In Scandinavia the governments of Denmark, Sweden, and Uor- way face rising popular opposition. In Japan, the Tanaka government tries to conquer inflation, a growing imbalance of payments, and a shortage of vital materials. lowhere in the Free World this spring is there a strong nation which can show the way with vigor, morality and a secure leadership. W l P|Wf According to HII "The Medical MTMMfV Letter," a ·I HIT nonprofit publication which provides nearly 70,000 physicians with unbiased, evaluations of drugs, and treatments, the oral contraceptive tablet combining two hormones, estrogen and pro- gestin, is the' most effective, convenient form of birth control. It also, -however, generates the greatest risk of adverse effects. In reviewing various contraception methods, the publication cites-several studies which show that women who use the pill have a very low rate of 0.1 to 1.5 accidental pregnancies per 100 of use. The least effective method .of contraception is the rhythm method, with 15 pregnancies per 100 woman-years. "Medical Letter" declares that there is no completely reliable, hazardless method of contraception and that the major risk with the pill is the formation of blood clots in veins. '"The incidence of death to this complication was seven to eight times as · high in users of oral contraceptives as compared to non-users," in British studies. U.S. researchers have found that four to 11 times as many women on the _pill have blood clots and a higher.incidence of strokes compared to* women not using the pill. Since the risk of clots seems to be related to the dose of estrogen, "most .authorities," the publication says, "recommend preparations containing no-more than 50 micrograms of estrogen per tablet." . The pill also produces in some women such side effects as increased blood pressure, gallblad- der trouble, headaches, fluid or salt retention, bloating and fungus infections which cease when the users go off the pill. This summer the Soviets · are estab- 'lishing an Embassy in Ireland. Since no passports are required for British and Irish residents.traveling between both- countries, the British intelligence service, MIS, is afraid that Russian agents stationed 'in Dublin will ferry undetected across, the Irish Sea to England. Soviet diplomats will be told, of course, that they must show their diplomatic passports or special visas to cross from Ireland into England, but no Soviet secret agent worth his salt is expected to obey that regulation. The Soviet ambassador to Ireland will be Anatole Kaplin who has served previously in Bonn, Swe- . den and Norway-. Originally the Soviets asked to send · 30 diplomats to staff their new f1.5 million embassy in Ireland, but the Irish government restricted the number to 12, pointing out that Dr. Edward Brennan, the Irish ambassador to Moscow, 'was taking only three diplomats with him to the Soviet Union. By the time'the Soviets get set up in Ireland with clerks, assistants, and staff aides, their'embassy will number 50, a group large;-enough to include several K.G.B. officers, who may or may not keep the pot boiling in Northern Ireland by providing the Irish Revolutionary Army with money, and arms. If there is one embassy the British are sure to watch round the clock, it will be the Soviet embassy in Dublin.

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