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1% Canada,which has "been paying 5 to 7.54 percent on various savings "bonds will pay 9 percent on all such "bonds, held to maturity. The higher yield will "be paid by means of cash Â· bonuses on all unmatured Canada savings "bonds. For income tax purposes the cash "bonus payments will be treated as capital gains-. This year more women are seeking political office than ever "before-828 at this writing. The figure was compiled by the National Women's Political Caucus in Washington, D.C., whose executive director, Jane McMichael, believes that women are emerging as the "new breed of political activist in 1974." On the national level, 108 women are running for Congress, a 24 percent increase over the 1972 figure of 87 and 74 percent over 1970; At present 16 women hold Congressional seats, all in the ..House. On the state level, 671 women have-declared for legislative posts, 10 are seeking governorships, 12 are in contention for lieutenant governor, while 27 are running for various executive posts such as secretary ,of state. At present there are 441 women serving in the state legislatures of the United States. The NWPC encourages women to "become,' active in politics and has launched a campaign, "Wfn With Women," to assist and encourage women to run for office. It offers aid.in the way of public relations, campaign organ- .--. ization and fund raising. For further information contact: national Women's Political Caucus, 1921 Pennsylvania Ave. H.W., Washington, B.C. 20006. "Having babies is fun and truly Marxist." So reads one of the slogans in East Germany where Communist leaders are worried about. the slump in the birth rate. For the past 12 years the birth rate in East Germany as in other European countries has fallen steadily. But now it's become acute, and if it continues in Communist Germany, s the state is afraid the decline will jeopardize its long-range economic plans. In East Germany free abortions are granted on request during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. While absent from work for the abortion a woman draws 90 percent of her salary as sick pay. Contraceptive pills for all women are fr.ee. How the new propaganda holds that only through having children can the East German woman enjoy a happy family life. "Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the ' government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means -- to declare that the-government may cpmmit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private citizen -- would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face." OTWf vnM^V^N^H Hi H^P D1-1C7. Detente is the current watchword not only for diplomats but for fashion designers. The Soviet influence will be strong in this fall's Paris and Hew York collections, showing up in all types of garments from lingerie to outerwear. Stylists are pushing the Russian Look for both sexes, with "Cossack shirts" for men, and gaily embroidered peasant blouses, high-collared tunics and side-buttoned coats with braided trim for women. If none of these is your cup of borscht, you might be interested in Russian- style, thick-heeled leather boots, available both in men and women's models. They're said to be sturdy enough to keep a wearer's feet warm in Siberia -- which might give them a chance in downtown Chicago on a windy winter's day.