Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 3, 1972 · Page 92
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 92

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 3, 1972
Page 92
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BUMFS SttCUi EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER INrailGENCE REPORT SWISS OPKT r nBING RENTS without * fuss or fanfare, the United States has increased by $290.25 the - annual rent we pay to Cuba for our 45-square-rnile naval base at Guantanamo Bay, located at the strategic southeast end of the island. The increase was caused by the recent devaluation of the dollar and the rise of the official price of gold from $35 to $38 an ounce. In 1901, following the controversial Spanish- American War, Congress passed the Platt Amendment (named after Sen. Orville H. Platt (R., Conn.) which established a policy for Cuban-U.S. relations. We compelled Cuba to sign a treaty by which she granted the U.S. the right to intervene "for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty." In addition, we ordered Cuba to make no treaty affecting either its territory or independence, and to give the U.S. the right to buy or lease coaling and naval stations. This obvious infringement upon Cuban sovereignty was deeply resented by the Cuban people, so in 1934 we abrogated the Platt BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED. PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES ABOUT THIS ^^·^.^ySWfrHW^r-,-_,-_· y, ·; ; ,-;-;.,; -T - COLUMN. | y p | l | | | D What's the LArUtlllU best way to introduce young children to the facts of sex and childbirth? A Swedish toy designer has come up with a novel approach: a pregnant dol] capable of command performance. The foam rubber doll contains a baby which can 14 Amendment. We retained in perpetuity, however, the right to rent the Guantanamo Naval Base at $2000 a year "in gold coin of the United States." Over the years, with the 1934 and 1972 devaluations of the dollar, we have been raying. Cuba $3386.25 in annual rent for Guantanamo. For the past 12 years, however, since the United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, we have been paying the money PAID AS RENT ON 'BMimMMllimU^ to the Swiss Embassy in Havana. Dr. Castro, however, has refused- to cash our checks totaling $40,635 on the grounds that the treaty under which we leased Guantanamo was illegal. Whether he cashes them or not we magnanimously insist upon paying regularly our annual rent, now $3676.50, for what surely must be one of the most spectacular bargains ever negotiated by any country. be removed and reinserted. Priced at about $10, the doll is accompanied by a letter explaining how a baby is born. Explains designer Wanja Djanaieff: "I wanted to create something realistic which would help children learn about sex and"childbirth naturally. For instance, if a child's mother is pregnant, the doll will help the child to understand the mother's feelings.' When the pregnant doll first went on sale at a Stockholm department store it ran into unexpected opposition: the salesgirls were too embarrassed to demonstrate it for customers. "They are getting used ' to the idea now," Mrs. D.janaieff reports. Wise in the ways of inter-- 4 ---- -----.·.. national finance, the Swiss expect an early devaluation of the British pound sterling, the Italian lira, and the Danish kroner. According to Joberg Boiler, spokesman of the Finance Ministry, "the devaluation of the three currencies will come shortly." agency has devised a new lure for its Europe- bound tourists -pornography. For $1300 the agency offers a 15-day tour of Hamburg, Copenhagen and other European cities famed for their sex centers. The tourists travel by day and take in the sex sights by night. So who's buying? The travel agency reports that most of its customers are middle-aged businessmen. Aspirin and alcohol are a poten- J^JT-- -- -- tially llflllT IflY dangerous ·MIH I HIM combination, warns Dr. Horace W. Davenport, professor of physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. In a recent issue of "Scientific American," Dr. Davenport writes that aspirin in combination with alcohol may break down the mucous lining of the stomach, causing bleeding. Aspirin alone, Dr. Davenport points out, may cause a small and harmless amount of bleeding in the stomach, while alcohol penetrates the stomach lining. Together the two agents may destroy the lining which prevents the stomach from digesting itself. Another common household agent has this same effect -- dishwater. So, don't drink while taking aspirin, and never sip soapy water. PARADE · SEPTEMBER 3, 1972

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