Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 14, 1973 · Page 23
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Gqlesburg Register-Mail, Golesburg, Thu rsdoy, June 1 4, 197323 LONG DISTANCE - A long, long distance call — 44,600 miles to be reasonably exact — is placed by Nick Cook, 15, in Boston, and he was only calling home to the nearby Mission Hill area. The call was routed via Anik II, a satellite in orbit 22,300 miles over the equator, with equipment set up by RCA Global Communications to demonstrate the capabilities of domestic service. NEA Junked Cars ShiftThought Off Scandals By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPlj - In some respects the Watergate case is like a car wreck. Other motorists stop to gawk and pretty soon traffic is stalled for miles. The Lighter Side At the moment there is a lot of talk about the need to start traffic moving again. The theme being repeatedly sound' ed is that government officials should Cease being so preoc cupied with Watergate and get back to the business at hand. I am pleased to note that at least one governmental body— the Commission on Highway Beautification—is doing just that. Next month, the eight members of Congress and three presidential appointees who comprise the commission will tear themselves away long enough to spend three days in Alaska studying junked cars. Junk Car Collector Other highway beautification problems also will be taken up by the commission. But according to its chairman, Rep. Jim Wright, D-Tex., the removal of abandoned auitos from roadsides is the major concern. Wright reported that Alaska has exceptional problems collecting junked cars because of its "rugged terrain, vast distances between population centers, and remoteness from scrap consumers." Apparently, distances in Alaska are so vast your car is likely to wear out before you reach your destination. But if you send a tow truck to haul in the derelict, it is likely to wear out before it gets back. Thus compounding the problem of debris along the right of way. This is an ideal problem for getting your mind off the Watergate scandal. And certainly well worth sending an 11- man commission throe or four thousand miles to study. A High Time But I have a hunch the solution will be found right here in Washington. Remember the controversial order by the National Highway Safety Administration that air bags be installed in all passenger cars beginning with ;1976 models? In collisions, the bags would inflate upon contact and cushion the impact for the occupants. Veiy well. Now suppose the bags were filled with helium rather than Hie common or garden variety of ogonc. Do you see the advantage that would have from a highway beautification standpoint? Canadians Get Welcome From Cubans By SUSAN REISLER HAVANA, Cuba (UP!) Canadians m becoming almost as familiar td the Cubans these days as the Russians—and just as welcome too. More than 1,600 Canadian tourists picked Cuban beaches for a vacation this past year and more will be back when the tourist season begins again in ,the fall. But tourists aside, there are also Canadians who have been here from one month to two years working to develop an aid and technological exchange program between Cuba and Canada. Canada began Us foreign aid program—out of a budget of $350 million here and in Latin America In general-on a very modest level, the Canadian International Development Agency (CtDA) has allotted $10 million for Latin America over the next three years. In January, External Affairs j Minister Mitchell Sharp announced a $1.1 million developmental assistance program to help strengthen Cuba's graduate engineering faculty. It is this program and others connected with it, such as teaching students English so they can receive instruction from Canadian professors, that is bringing small numbers of Canadian professionals to Cuba The roots of the Canadian aid program go back to 1069 when Cuba invited the Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO) to set up a project. CUSO investigated the idea and sent Joe Vise, a CUSO volunteer who had worked in Kenya and Guatemala to be the regional director and coordinate CUSO programs. Vise says the CUSO program in Cuba is unique because the Cubans have very specific needs—they want trained In­ structors to teach their people at the very top levels. "We've been in Cuba for about two years now and have started several programs," Vise said in an interview. CIDA's $1.1 million contribution will be used to bring about 120 Canadian professors to Cuba over the next three years and pay their salaries while they teach courses. 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