Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 27, 1968 · Page 10
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 10

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, June 27, 1968
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JUNE 2?» Vietafri ,* T* '•.w ' Vi ' ''•"•"' Key to Cuba Ties ":^> ; iy PONTON WHEELEtt ; Associated Press Writer ^ItAVAN/irAP)'•- Would Cuba toe interested to resuming dlplo- matlc relations with the United States? Not until Vietnam is set* fled and not unless the "right man" ^as4ft the White House, say the experts here. Even If those conditions were met, the immediate prospects for a reconciliation look gloomy from here, the political barometer Indicates, instead, that Fidel Castro couldn't care less about diplomatic ties with the United States. Or the Organlza- tion of American States. Or the Alliance for Progress. The Cuban prime minister never really has trusted Wash- Ington and appears to dislike it even more today, many diplomats report. They reason that too many changes have taken place in Cuba since Castro broke U.S. domination of the island and plunged the country into a whole new world of communism, alliances and thinking. Vietnam has served to harden Cuba's anti-American stance. Despite this seemingly rigid position, there are occasional suggestions from East and 'West sources, but seldom from Cubans, that Castro might be open to some accommodation-; with the United States. Most agree, however, the United States would have to make the first Washington cut relations with Cuba in early 1961. Since then the gap between this Caribbean island the United States has widened, aided by the Bay of Pigs invasion, the 1962 missile crisis and now Vietnam.^ The resulting isolation'- has hurt Cuba more than 'the United States. There is little doubt Castro would like to see the American blockade lifted although he has .punched, holes in it by increasing trade with Western nations like ( ' France; Britain, Spain, Italy, Canada and Japan. t . Recalling Castro's statements 'that Cuba is prepared to trade with anyone, it is suggested that this offer also might apply to / the United States. Observers 'also note that the Cuban govern- ,meht has made repeated efforts to increase contact with what it ^considers "progressive'* elements in the United States—the Black Power movement, Vietnam protestants and antidraft people. But again most experts agree :that any improvement of Cuban-U.S. relations probably 'would have to be mostly on Gas: tro's terms, a condition presently unacceptable in the United States. .; ^Eastern an'd Western diplo- ^iir^;sayjthey:see Uttie possibility of Cuban-UlS. conversation until President Johnson leaves office and until the Vietnamese problem is resolved. The Cuban ^government 1§ fully committed ito Hanoi and could not be expected to act ahead of the North ; . Vietnamese, it is argued. : There has been no official and •little unofficial reaction to a mi: nor flurry of reports from the United States recently that some kind of reconciliation : wight be in the works. The visit to Havana this spring of Cyrus Eaton, the millionaire Cleveland industrialist who is always a respected guest to Moscow, aroused some speculation that lie came to Cuba with official U.S. sponsorship. But Eaton told Havana newsmen bis only interests during : two days of private talks with ' Castro were cattle and agricul- ; ture. On his return to the Untied States he reported .Castro felt there-was little chance for resuming diplomatic relations k with Washington. ' When the U.S. ambassador to the OAS, Sol M, Linowitz, expressed ; hope that Cubs someday might take part in the Alliance toj-, Progress apd, by impli- -. catlwP'we OAS, lie startled ? sources to«re. • Cuba was expelled from tb? OAS 'iSx yearr ago for proraot- '. ing armed revolution outside its 3 t._—j_— * M «i M!MXU% fkAti Oflstro OAS tools a THURSDAY SAVE 22% Misses 1 & Half Sizes Shift or wilsted styles. Prlntt t, solldi. Colorful cotton/polyesttr or rayon blends. , GOWNS STRAPPY SANDALS GIRLS'2-PC. COTTON •SHORT SETS; Woven blouse and' boxer, shorts. 3-6X TODDLER GIRLS SHORT SETS Cotton. Fancy tons l.|99c Everyday 1 boxer shorts. 2-4 ^* §f^ fiSf GIRLS' 1 & 2-PC. SWIMSUITS PAMPERS DAYTIME 30'* 47 BOX Adorable water baby styles, I* solids, stripes, plaids. Choose stretch nylon WASH'n DRI SWIM CAPS SUNGLASSES 1TANFASTIC Disposable diaper •> panty in one- KODAK AS10R OUTFIT JULY 4th SPECIAL! Scotch* M»|le Tape with «v§ry roll or Dyn'whrome flln|purchM«di COLOR RLM llm lint ln»Urnft)« U fylly ' M iu^nitio. Kodiofllw >llm * initimitlf «l«, I ba,tteritf, fla^ih t^f > Miry Mfr toe RST QUALITY MERCHANDIS m e, ALTON • WB8T SAINT UOUIS AVENUE near BAST BROADWAY t««^ Chuqi H with your ,

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