Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 27, 1976 · Page 128
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 128

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 27, 1976
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by LLOYD SHEARER BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED. PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES ABOUT THIS COLUMN. The World Health Organization is trying out in London a "once-a-year pill" which, has already been tested by 6000 women in West Germany. The pill, manufactured by the German firm Chemic Gruenanthal, is said to give as much protection from conception as birth control pills-taken daily. The once-a-year pill is a thin tube about an inch-and-a-half in length. It contains the hormone progesterone and is implanted in the womb. In Germany it costs $25. Generally birth control pills which contain pro- gfcsterone only are not · considered as efficacious as those which have estrogen as well. Most of the peo- BETWffl MANKIND ANDSIAINAfflN pie in the world today are fed by less than 20 crops: wheat, rice,'corn, millet .and sorghum; root crops such as potato, sweet potato and cassava; sugar · cane, sugar beet,' coconuts and bananas; and such legumes as peas, various beans, peanuts and soybeans. To broaden the world's food base, a panel of the National Research Council suggests the consideration of long-neglected or little-known plant species such as: (1) A wild Australian grass that needs little water yet yields a nutritious grain; (2) A grain-producing, gtasslike marine plant which grows off the west coast of Mexico and provides food and flour; (3) A fruit which is grown in Southeast Asia; and (4) A vigorous Central American hedge with nutritious, spinachlike leaves. WAYNE HAYS Several weeks ago The Washington Post broke the story about Eep. Wayne I. Hays, 65 (D., Ohio), and Elizabeth Ray, 33. According to Miss Ray, she was placed on the Congressman's payroll as a $14,000-per-year secretary--not because she could type, take shorthand, file or answer a Capitol Hill telephone- but because she could service him sexually. The Hays-Ray scandal has given rise to many stories and anecdotes now hushed all over the capital. One ELIZABETH RAY of the funniest and most frequently told involves a British secretary who was hired by a top Washington lobbyist at $750 .a week. The secretary, an honest and forthright young woman, quickly confided to friends that she, like Elizabeth Ray, could neither type, take short hand or perform other ordinary secretarial duties. "If that's the case," one of her friends asked, "why is your boss paying you $750 a week?" Blithely replied the British secretary: "I can't conceive." One of the Philippines' most valuable exports is people. Half a . million Filipinos live in the U.S. All Filipinos who reside out of their home country have to remit at least 40 percent of their basic salary back home. The reason is that the Philippines is suffering from a foreign exchange deficit of $690 million, and dictator Ferdinand Marcos wants more hard currency for his country. He is eliminating all private recruiting agencies in the Philippines and organizing an Overseas Employment Development · Board and a National Seamen's Board. ' Approximately 50,000 Filipinos work for various shipping lines, and these men will have their remittances deducted by their employers and sent back to the Philippines. After wood, sugar, copper and copra -- cheap labor ranks as the fifth or sixth leading Philippines export. Marcos is determined to capitalize on it. While Montreal prepares frantically and perhaps hopelessly to have its Olympic Games complex ready by July 17, the Soviet Union is carefully mapping plans for the 1980 Olympics. Moscow is the first socialist capital to be awarded the Olympic Games. While the Soviets expect that four years is long enough to prepare for the two-week sports festival, they are not unmindful of what happened in Montreal, and they propose to he ready. .Moscow, however, faces formidable tasks even though it boasts a wealth of athletic facilities. The Soviet authorities expect 200,000 visitors and 8000 journalists, but in Moscow there are only 10,000 hotel rooms and 16,000 hotel beds. Moscow intends to build facilities for another 25,000 beds, plans to build additional hotels and campsites and to assign visitors to university dormitories. To date, only one Western company, Serf! of France, has signed a contract to build a new hotel- of 1800 rooms--In Moscow. Moscow wants bids for its first airport hotel at Sheremetjevo International and a terminal addition to handle the expected volume of visitors. Fortunately, of the 22 sports buildings it will need to stage the various events, it already has 14, the main one being the Lushniki Sports Grounds at the base of the Lenin Hills. Lushniki Park consists of a stadium that seats 105,000, an indoor sports palace that seats 13,000, and a swimming pool with room for 12,000 spectators around it. v 24

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