Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 24, 1974 · Page 15
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 15

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 24, 1974
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White Indian Tribe Discovered in Brazil Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, July 24, 1 974 • I ByRicardoInojosa RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Disappearing into the forest for days, a small band of Brazilian Indian workers came out of the wild Amazon jungle with astonishing news — they had contacted white Indians. The men from Brazil's National Indian Foundation — FUNAI - had been on an exploratory mission up the Ipixuna River which flows to meet the Xingu, one of the tributaries of the mightly Amazon "ocean-river." Nature is magnificient and tough in that region. Toucans, parrots, and a countless variety of other birds chatter through the jungle which aiso hosts the enormous anaconda snake that takes month-long naps while digesting capyabara pigs swallowed whole. The white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Indians were swimming in the Ipixuna River, the men claimed after they emerged from the tangled forest. The Indians were friendly and showed no fear of the intruders. Although the white-skinned Indians spoke a completely strange language, the FUNAI men said they managed to communicate and discovered the tribe had close to 100 members. Raimundo Alives, the expedition's leader, wrote a detailed report illustrated with color photographs and sent it to the FUNAI headquarters. Puzzled by the information, Helio Rocha, director of FUNAI's Commission of Amazon Affairs (COAMA) and a professional anthropologist, left his office and flew to the jungle city of Altamira to check the facts personally. Although the group had little to say about the newly contacted tribe — they met only eight of its members — their conviction and the backup reports of Indian guides who accompanied the expedition convinced Rocha that something different had been discovered. The discovery gave rise to much speculation. "The phenomenon may be explained by the presence of white men in remote times who might have stayed there and mixed with the Indian population.' 1 Rocha announced. Alives, an experienced forester with great knowledge of the Amazon region, had another theory. "Despite the color difference," he said, the yet unnamed tribe "may belong to the Acurini group, which holds to common customs and lives in the same region." "One of the white women we met," Alives said, "was carrying her child in a roughly woven cotton sling. Rudimentary cotton weaving is a technique peculiar to the Acurinis." FUNAI prefers to stay in a position of official silence, claiming its experts will have to make deeper studies on the new tribe before any conclusions are reached. Meanwhile, it has discreetly scheduled helicopter flights to search the region, and has appointed an anthropologist to study the case. Until now, all that is known about the white tribe is that it has very primitive customs. They do not wear clothes and have few ornaments. The "White Indians" have raised skepticism and controversy in a land long accustomed to wild mysteries coming out of the Amazon wilds. Last year another group of FUNAI workers discovered a tribe cooking with pots and pans stamped "Made in the People's Republic of China." Turkish Poppies Make Heroin Sold in Harlem ANKARA, Turkey — (LENS) — Much to the chagrin of the Administration, Turkey ended its ban on opium cultivation on July 1 without consulting the United States. President Nixon was the driving force behind the 1971 understanding under which the Turkish government promised to ban growing poppies in return for $35.7 million in compensation over three years. Before 1971 narcotics agents estimated that 80 per cent of all illegal heroin in America came from Turkey and the ban was followed by a spectacular drop in the known number of heroin addicts. But the Turks have long felt that they got the raw end of the deal, and Ankara's decision to start growing poppies again in Anatolia came as no surprise. During last October's election campaign in Turkey three of the four major parties gave pledges to reintroduce the poppies. This has become an emotional issue for many Turks, who regard the ban as evidence of Turkey being in Washington's pocket. The Turkish government has felt particularly hard done by since Turkey is the only country to be pressed by the United States in this way to halt poppy production. The resulting shortage of opium for medicinal purposes caused a steep rise in price, but Turkey had to stand by and watch as Mexico, India and countries in Southeast Asia stepped smartly into ttte market. With the pharmaceutical industry complaining bitterly about the shortage, even Washington toyed earlier this year with the idea of growing 400 acres of opium in Arizona and Washington state. The Turkish government further argues that some 100,000 poor Turkish farmers, many of whom have been growing poppies for centuries and use the by-products themselves, have suffered real economic hardship since the ban went into effect. But these farmers were the very persons who were supposed to benefit from American help and officials in Washington argue that if they are not receiving it, this is the fault of the Turkish government. With Turkey rescinding its promise the Administration which up to now has paid out $17 million in compensation is unlikely to hand over the $18 million it still owes under the agreement. Many members of Congress want to go further. Two Democratic Representatives from New York, Lester Wolff and Charles Rangel, disregarding Turkey's importance as a cornerstone in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, are leading the call for a halt to all military and economic aid, which last year amounted to $82 million. According to Wolff, the chairman of the House of Representatives' subcommittee on international narcotics control, 250,000 Americans could become addicted to heroin and morphine as a result of the lifting of the ban. Rangel, whose district includes Harlem, home of half of the country's heroin addicts, says that adverse effects could be felt on New York's streets within a few months. The Kcmiomist of London Oldest at 132 ~ Charlie, Smith, 132 years old on July 4, takes the sun in front of his candy store in Bartow, Florida. The Social Security Administration established his age by searching old slave sale records when Smith applied for retirement, benefits in 1957. Born in Liberia, he is the oldest of 30 million people getting social security benefits and one of the oldest people on earth. FINAL WEEK SALE ENDS SAT. The 27 EDDIE QUINN CLOTHING LUNG OUT SALE! SUITS Racks of 118 quality suits Formerly valued to $100.00 THIS IS IT! There's no next week on these unbelievable bargains! Ken Burkett, new owner of Burketts Inc., formerly Eddie Quinns says "enough is enough!" Here's the final markdowns on men's & boys' clothes — still lots of selections in most everything! SPORT COATS Racks of 100 Men's Coats Values to $80.00 ONLY Entire stock yellpw- tagged at low % ., ,•.. _ prices. £•***• BOYS' PANTS and JEANS ENTIRE STOCK Sizes 6-1 2 Hundreds left WORK CLOTHES Famous LEE and BIG SMITH everyday clothes going out at unheard of prices! You'll never get work clothes this cheap again!! Coveralls 5 Overall Pants Uniform Shirts Overalls Jackets Pants SHIRTS ENTIRE STOCK —••»*»——'•— ^••••••^^^^•••••r ^^^^^N«nJBBBr ^^••••••••••••i^r •N^HBHBH^HJH^B ^^^^^^»^^^^^^^^w URKETT'S (Formerly Eddie Quinns) 513 N. Adams, Carroll Entire Stock Yellow ' Tagged Up to 50% Off! ,. BOYS' SPORT COATS Sizes 6 to 20 $ Rack of 72 Coats $ Rack of 45 coats - ALSO STILL ON SALE- PANTS-DRESS SHIRTS- JEANS-BOYS'CLOTHES SWEATERS-SPORT SHIRTS

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