Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 117
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August 17, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 117

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at ·\ JULECmSTE AM WAKEN tCATTY M'SHAMPOO' This summer U.S. movies are doing so phenomenally the "box office that 1975 may turn out to be the richest year in film history. "Jaws," the shark epic which grossed $14 million --it cost $10 million.--in its first seven days of nationwide release, will probably earn f!50 million worldwide. Also doing well are Warren Beatty's "Shampoo," which is estimated to gross $60 million; "Mandingo," produced by Dino De Laurentiis, will probably earn $40 million. "Return of the Pink Panther," starring Peter Sellers* should gross in the vicinity of $20 million. A hot, ho t box office this summer. The Italian Senate Ml recently ^ Ml, approved aliil which would provide free contraceptives and birth control advice to all citizens of Italy. What a dramatic change . in public opinion! Four years ago any Italian who publicly advocated contraception could be sent to jail for one year. The new bill calls for establishing birth control centers in cities, towns, and villages and providing free contraceptive .devices and advice on how to use them to any Italian or foreigner residing in Italy. The measure needs the approval of the Chamber of Deputies'^ where .despite opposition from the Vatican, it stands a good chance of passing. Of the thousands of Americans employed by the CIA since 1947, only one of its field officers, Philip Agee, defected. The former agent who worked in Mexico and South America but now lives in England, quit the agency, he explains, because "I finally understood.. .how much suffering it was · causing, that millions of people all over the world had been killed or at least had had their- lives destroyed by the CIA and the institutions^ it supports." In a recent "Playboy" magazine interview, Agee reveals that the CIA has a dirty trick department called the Technical Services Division (TSD), whose laboratories "have produced all sorts of things, some of them pretty unpleasant. "For instance, TSD has . developed an invisible itching powder--I think it's made of'asbestos fibers...that drives its victims wild for about three days. My agents used a lot of it, they went to leftist meetings and sprinkled it on the seats of toilets. r. "I remember," he addsi "another chemical we had. If you dropped it into somebody's drink, it would give him a horrible body odor. : "We also had another drug that would make people say whatever they were thinking, just babble : on... " " · " "We even had an ointment that came in a little container that looked like a ring. On the underside .was a little compartment filled with ointment that, when you smeared it unobtrusively on the door . . handle of a car, would give the person who opened the door terrible burns on his hand." Agee, a 40-year-old Notre Dame graduate, whose book exposing CIA tactics has been published in Britain and Canada has turned left-wing and is convinced the CIA should be done away with. Many of his former colleagues feel the same way about him. Whether they come from guns' or knives, wounds to the heart need not be fatal. If the. wounded person makes it to the hospital alive, chances for survival are pretty good. . According to surgeons in Houston, who operated on 350 such patients in recent years, it is better to be stabbed than shot in the heart. Of those patients suffering from gun wounds, only one out of three can be saved by suturing the damaged heart. Four out of five stabbing victims make it. Of the 350 reported cases, surgeons saved 251, or more than 70JG, the crucial factor, of course, being the presence of a heart surgeon when the patients were ambulanced in. A RELAXED CASTRO JOINS SCHOOLGIRLS ON VMADERO BEACH. PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY ITALIAN FILM STAR GHiA LOLLOBRIGIDA. Everyone in- · volved real-.- izes that __ there is no' point in perpetuating the hostility between Cuba and" the United States. A rapprochement is inevitable. Castro has- agreed to return a $2 million ransom paid in 1972 by Southern Airways for the return of its hijacked jet, and the airline should get the check any day now if it hasn't already. Castro has also engaged in talks with Sens. Jacob Javits, Claiborne Pell and George McGovern. A few weeks ago he talked to Rep. Charles Whalen Jr., a Republican of Dayton, Ohio. He has made clear to U.S. politicians that if the U.S. will end the embargo' on Cuba and permit food and medicine to be /'shipped into Havana, he, .Castro, will be prepared to start bilateral negotiations with the U.S.A. In Havana, however, for home consumption, Castro blusters in his characteristic bellicose fashion that the following condi- ·" tions must be met before bilateral talks get under way: the U.S. Guantananjo Naval Station must be returned to Cuba; there will be no compensation for $2 billion of U.S. property expropriated by his regime; the U.S. must muzzle anti-Castro Cubans in the U.S.; and Washington must promise not to interfere in Cuba's special relationship with the Soviet Union. Fence-mending between Havana and Washington is very much in the cards, especially as economic sanctions against Cuba are inevitably lifted. But the fence-mending will surely not be on Castro's terms.

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