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wm M : m' m •4 m m 8 Gdlesburg ReQister-Moi), Golesburg, 111. Wednesday, July 18, 1973 iPeron Symbolizes Hope Wor Out-of-Work Dictators spa ill ByPHlLNEWBOM \3fct»I Ferei#i Kerns Analyst ^or Juan IX Peron, this la his •gran* moment, the one he ha? waited lor lor marly 18 Ifaretga Wens Commentary > fror the Argentine army it is ttJioment of humiliation. For out*of-work dictators everywhere Peron is the new symbol of hope, ~"lut, at 77 Peron is not the same man who for nine yea** ruled Argentina as dictator until his ouster by the military in 1956. Nor does he have in bock of him the treasury bulging with wartime profits that helped win to his side the "descamisados" — the shirtless ones-nat the start of the' first Peron era. Nor is it a crushing humiliation for the army which cleansed itself with its confession of failure after seven years of Rile and capped it with perihi &kHi to Peron to return to Buenos Aires from his Spanish exile. What the army gave it can take away. Says Kept Promises . Hie armed forces have promised him their support if he once more takes over the presidency, but only if he stays within the Argentine constitu tion. There have been many attempts to explain the success of Peronism. One is that he gave dignity to the Argentine workers. He himself says he delivered Don't 'Bus' Diplomat ICXJOTUS His OPP 00160 * 3 have accused S T , W ^ GT °i?? PI) r Sampling of foreign diplomat Sfurht to^litLTtlmiel 'indicated today that, on the whole, visiting envoys are not ^ m Secret White House Tapes ^surprised or unduly upset that President Nixon secretly re corded conversations with his visitors. £ The State Department said that it had received no protests or reactions from foreign governments following the disclosures at the Senate Watergate hearings about the secret ;/ recordings. In testimony Monday, former White House aide Alexander Butterfield disclosed the existence of a highly secret re- r "lording system in the President's Oval Office and other 7. .White House rooms. He said that disclosure of the monitor- 2 ! dng devices "could have a number of serious repercussions ^ with regard to foreign governments." 2£2 ONE SOVIET diplomat said it was his personal opinion wrthat the Soviet Embassy was not particularly upset about ,»**the recordings which apparently were still being made when .* "general Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev of the Soviet Commu- "*;' , nist Party visited here last month. " "Your country has its own rules. It's really up to you," -the diplomat said. "As I understand it, he was recording for ; w hls own purposes and that is his business." *;; A Romanian diplomat, disagreed. "I think it is something unusual," he said. "Of course, if the visitor were told and -was offered a transcript, that would be another matter." A WEST GERMAN diplomat, also giving his private VJopinion, said that in foreign affairs such secret recordings do :£$ot have the same significance as they might in the intertal ;affairs of the United,States. "When Chancellor. Willy Brandt comes to see the President, he comes as a friend, and nobody really worries. But when the President is meeting with senators, for example, •.that is a different matter. Under the U. S. Constitution, they are basically adversaries," the diplomat said. Soviet Suds Sippers Sad Over Russia Beer Shortage MOSCOW (UPI) - When you're out of Tulskaya Pivo, jrou're out of beer in some of the hottest spots in the Soviet Union. ^.Hundreds of thousands of •twijs sippers in Tula, Azerbaijan, Khirghizia and Uzbekistan are without beer or in some cases able to find only stuff that no one can drink. The Communist party youth newspaper Komsomolskya Pravdia reported the sad news to beer drinkers after sending a reporter on a round of breweries and bars. His report Tuesday concen- *trated on Tula, a city of 500,000 iocated 80 miles south of Moscow. '*I looked all over Tula," the reporter said. "I couldn't find a Sirfgle beer." Tula has one "very small" factory that makes its own beer —ask for it by name, Tulskaya Pivo—but the factory's conveyor belt broke and it shut down. Another problem is lack of pasteurization. Only three factories, in Moscow, Leningrad and Lvov, pasteurize beer, allowing its storage for as long as three months. Almost all the other Soviet beers have to be drunk within three to five days or not at all. "If we ever get to drink Tula beer this year," one thirsty citizen said, "the quality is bound to be lousy." That's what happened in Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan where several beer factories began making beer from barley and hops originally intended for pig fodder. Customers stopped buying beer there, but they did not stop drinking. "I'm deeply convinced," said V. I. Schtukin, deputy chairman of the Tula city executive, "that if there were enough beer in Tula, people wouldn't be getting so drunk on vodka." and of permitting blatant corruption in his government. There is truth in all of it. He has described Peronism as not a political party but rather a doctrinal movement. Certainly it is , nationalistic, structured on the idea of a corporate state such as set up by Benito Mussolini in Italy." He describes capitalism and communism as having been overtaken by time. Disavows Extremists "We consider capitalism as ithe exploitation of man by capital and communism the exploitation of the individual by the state," he says. As he has prepared himself for a resumption of rule in Argentina, he appears to be disavowing both the extreme right land left of those groups avowing Peronism. He already is being denounced by some of the young leftists. Others say he is only biding his time before leading them on a violent revolution. At the moment be appears to have been successful in putting together a coalition based on moderate and conservative elements among Peronists, among businessmen and the clergy and among the military. He has the solid support of top unionists. There have been no signs of any attempted purge against his former enemies. Some senior generals have been retired but that is all. Matter of Waiting Despite earlier denunciations of the United States and of imperialism in general, there has been no over-all move against foreign investment; in fact, to the contrary. General Motors, Ford and Eastman Kodak, for example, have been reported going ahead with plans for increased production. It is said foreign investment also will be sought for development of a copper industry. 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