Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 16, 1974 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, May 16, 1974
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Portugal Has a New Sense of Solidarity LISBON — (LENS) — The Portuguese tend to be thought of as a rather stolid, solemn people. Just now they are animated, gay and eight fppt tall. Housewives, clerks, manual workers and journalists all say proudly "Now we are free". One person in two sports a red carnation, the symbol of the new Portugal. Soldiers put them in the muzzles of their submachineguns, even when they are lined up, in platoons,. For a day or two after the coup of April 25 Lisbon was an anarchist's dream, with students driving around in the police cars, and even now the police are keeping their heads down. Behind the carnations and smiles there is a new sense of solidarity. Only a tiny far-left lunatic fringe advocates violent revolution. Their coup, saythe Portuguese, was different from any other: it. was on the side of the angels/ It reversed the standard procedure by opening prison gates, abolishing censorship and inviting the public to think • about its political future. Instead of demanding a bigger .military budget, the Armed Forces Movement (AFM) which organized the coup wants more money for education and development. One has only to use one's eyes to appreciate that a sizeable peaceful revolution is under way. Earnest groups gather most evenings in city squares to discuss forming unions and co-operatives. In hand-printed posters, the doctors' professional association has announced that medicine will now be free Astrology Friday, May 17, 1974 Bernice Bede OSD ARIES (March 21-April 19) This is one of those days when you and your mate won't see ey.e-to-eye on family matters. Neither will admit the other has valid points. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Obligations and responsibilities will keep you on a short leash. It's likely you won't have the freedom to move about as you'd like today. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) A friend is cross about something she loaned you. Get it back to her today if you can. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You'll have to be exceptionally tactful over the next few days in furthering personal ambitions. If not, you'll alienate your allies. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Someone is going to be butting into your plans and throwing up unnecessary roadblocks. Don't let her know she's slowing you down. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Be sure you're keeping abreast of obligations you have to friends or business associates. They won't appreciate tardiness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) A relationship important to you will be under considerable strain today and tomorrow. Do all you can to keep the peace. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Outside pressures are heavier at this time. You'll feel everything needs doing at once. Keep your perspective. Just do what you can the best you can. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You could get involved with some undesirable companions over the . next few days if you aren't careful. Stick with pals you know well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It will take a real diplomat to maintain harmonious conditions domestically. Try being the Kissinger in your household. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You're apt to have a negative attitude toward your work today. This will make everything you have to do seem twice as tough. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Tend your pennies carefully for awhile or you might find yourself a bit overextended. Now is the time to save, not spend. YOUR BIRTHDAY May 17, 1974 Before you tackle something new this year, complete what you've started. Once you do, your prospects for the future look very promising. to serve the people. When Alvaro Cutihal. secretary of the Communist party, came back from 14 years of exile on Tuesday, he made his first public speech standing on an army tank. Some of the people applauding him (fewer than met the Socialist leader. Mario Soares, on his return) were military and naval officers. Cunhal was later welcomed by the head of the junta. General Antonio de Soinola. The captains and majors who, with the help of a few colonels, organized the AFM are a loose coalition of socialists and liberals. Although they are eager for political reform, their most urgent concern is to rescue Portugal from its Afrif.m quicksands. Portugal's 13-year-old African war is widely disliked. It has been fought at the expense of the nation's health, education and economic infrastructure. And it Has helped to depopulate Portugal. Thousands of families emigrated not only to escape poverty but because parents were determined to spare their sons the rigors and brutalization of four years of compulsory military service. Nearly 2.5 million Portuguese now live abroad, against 9 million at home. No civilian opposition movement could set up an effective nationwide organization — the secret police saw to that. The church was split. Only the army could detonate change. Now that it has done so, its junior officers are holding informal seminars to educate themselves and their men in current affairs. Most of them are reported to agree that the army must now get out of politics. A mainly civilian government has been set up and free elections for a constituent assembly will be held within 12 months. Conservatives are muttering that the junta is opening the road to communism since, they say, the Communists are stronger than the democratic left. Times Herald, Carroll, la. _. Thursday, May 16, 1974 5 Socialists dispute this but add that if it were so the conservatives would have only themselves to blame for suppressing the democratic left for so long. General Spinola has comforted a lot of people by declaring that the army will enforce order if extremists of left or right abuse the country's new freedom. An immediate decision the new regime must take is how to prevent a flight of capital. Its first remedy was to keep the banks closed. Two or three FUNNY BUSINESS I M&UE THE RESULTS OF ^DOR VOCATIONAL, APTITODE TEST By Roger Bollen ...I'M REPORT THAT QGO) ,DID MOT PASS • J banks and the offices ot a right-wing newspaper have had windows smashed. Most people applauded the incarceration of Pides (as members of the dissolved secret police are still called) in prison cells vacated only an hour or so before by their victims. Three or four Pides are said to have been killed. Otherwise there seems to be little vindictiveness in the air. ic) The Economist of London Make a real cool entrance into the warm weather season with these summer styles from Jantzetv Charge it if you wish! We accept Master Charge and BankAmericard DASH OF PEPPER DOTS Eye-popping dots make a memorable impression, in big- and-bigger interpretations. Free-flowing 100% Antron^- nylon in sizes 8 to 16. Cocoaberry with black, green with turquoise, navy and bright red or royal purple with dark green. 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