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Sunday, June 18, 1972
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PROFILE OF MEXICO'S PRESIDENT Luis Echeverria Battles Extremists On Both Ends Of Political Spectrum SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP)Luis Echeverria, the Mexican president who will visit San Antonio, is a conservative looking man whose appearance belies the radical changes he is making in his country's social and economic structures in the party that brought him to power. He does not fit the leftist or rightist labels sometimes used in classifying friend aand foe south of the border. Since he took power in December 1970, he has been battling extremists on both ends of the political spectrum, pressuring the party's old guard which refuses to yield to changing times, and cooling off the frustrated young people who want a share in government. "The day our youth becomes silent, the country will stall," Echeverria recently told a large crowd in Northern Mexico. The 50-year-old president came to power following a brief period of political upheaval that many veteran observers interpreted as a serious warning to the ruling Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRIl. The party has governed Mexico practically unopposed since the days following the revolution that shook the country early in the century. It has ruled at times with an iron hand, crushing opposition, but often acting as a paternalistic guide for the Mexican masses—a system of government which the new generations reject as a mockery of democracy. Students marched and protested in the capitol and other cities and the confrontation had a bloddy climax when dozens of youths died in a clash with troops and police on June 2,1968. Hundreds were arrested as the government sought to crush the protest. Government leaders placed the blame on Communist agitators, but many in the party felt that the demonstration were manifestations of discontent among the growing middle class and the youth. Immediately after he took office Echeverria began a slow, but effective process of reform surrounding himself with young economists and politicians who gave his regime a new look. Top government jobs went to men in their early 30s -and younger, men who had traveled with Echeverria in the big cities and hundreds of small villages the new president visited during the election campaign. Party leaders at all levels began to feel the sting of Echeverria's drive for reform. He submitted to Congress a new tax law, a new aggarian reform program and antipollution law and expanded coverage of Mexico's social security system, which, unlike that of the United States, provides free medical assistance. He continued to pay weekend visits to cities and remote towns checking on government programs and listening to complaints. He urged the Mexican press to offer more criticism instead of its customary praise for all government activities. One of his biggest targets has been government corruption. Chiefs of police and government officials at all levels have marched to the political chopping block following disclosures of corruption in their agencies. Last year, when police stood by as a group of rightist, armed youths attacked a peaceful demonstration by students, Echeverria reacted by dismissing the police officials and the attorney general and then the mayor of Mexico City. Internationally, Echeverria has tried to expand Mexico's share of work market and, indirectly, its political influence in Latin America where the country already enjoys considerable prestige. He went to Chile where he spoke before the delegates to the giant United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Last year he spoke before the United Nations urging highly industrialized nations to provide more assistance—in the form of trade instead of direct aid—to developing nations. He broke relations with Nationalist China and then established them with Communist China and sent trade missions to that country. Trade and development of Mexico's growing industry is one of the president's biggest concerns. Shortly after he took office he selected a group of nearly 30 young economists and dispatched them abroad as ambassadors with a mission: "Sell Mexican products." One of them is now Mexico's ambassador to Peking. He has met with almost all presidents of the neighboring Central American countries where Mexico's cultural and economic influence is welcomed. Mexico now sells manufactured and heavy industrial products—including automobiles—to Central and South America. Mexican construction companies are busy building dams, power plants and highways in several Latin American countries having outbid American, Japanese and European companies. Mexico's new aggressive trade policy is the result of the government's desire to destroy the country's old image of a source of raw materials. It is also a natural expansion of its growing domestic industry. It is a needed move to help the nation's balance of payments. Mexico has a trade surplus with almost every partner except the United States with which it has an annual deficit close to |600 million every year. Most of it is made up by the tourist income, mostly from the United States, but Mexico wants more favorable trade terms from its northern neighbor. Echeverria still faces many problems, especially internally. Guerrillas, although they surface occasionally in the western part of the country, do not pose a real threat, but Echeverria knows that there is still a large sector of the population left on the fringes of economic-industrial growth. The large peasant population still needs financial aid and an equitable distribution of land. And the middle class is pushing for political reforms to open the government and the ruling party—which in Mexico are almost one and the same—to a more literal interpretation of Democracy. Echeverria, a third-generation Mexican, is 50 years of age and has eight children and two grandchildren. He was graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico with a bachelor degree in social science. In 1940, he entered the university's national school of jurisprudence where he received a law degree in August, 1945. While a student he founded a magazine in which he published a number of articles dealing with outstanding matters of national interest. Echeverria had an early interest in international law and as a young man won a scholar- Royal Mint Issues Millennium Proof Now that all official presentations have been made to various chiefs of state and noted political leaders, The Royal Mint of Great Britain is accepting orders from American and Canadian collectors for sets of Millennium Proof Coinage. One specimen each of eight denominations has been issued by the United Kingdom over the past 1,200 years. Great Britain converted to the decimal system in 1971, consequently, each piece in the millennium proof set is dated 1970. Strangely enough, the Royal Mint has never made proof-quality coins or sets available for public consumption. When the old system was being phased out to make room for the new coinage, it was decided to strike a reasonable number ol proof sets for distribution to political notables. Following U.S. practice of tilling proof orders directly through mint facilities, The Royal Mint established a North American Bureau in Washington. The eight-piece set consists of the famous penny i or copper as it is more commonly referred to) first struck in'the eighth century. The half-penny, pronounced MONEY CUPS by Mort Reed (Hay-pen'yi: Ihe I h r e e- pence, pronounced ithr'u' pence) with 12 sides: the sixpence introduced by Kdwartl VI in 1551: both the Scottish and Kngl'sh shilling, each w i I li a different n>al-oi- arms; the florin (two-shillings); and the handsome RUSTLES OWN HORSE BEAUMONT, Tex. (AP) — Then there was the man who rustled his own horse. A horse, roaming loose on a street, was taken to the City Pound. When his master learned what had happened, he dashed to the pound. Finding no attendant there, he whipped out a hacksaw, cut the chain, and rode off into the sunset. half crown introduced by Henry the VIII. This coinage of the United Kingdom comes sealed in a welded-plastic display case. Kach piece has been struck on a selected polished blank in the original composition by the master dies. All finished coins have been micro- examined for flaws or possible die imperfections. Whether or not thus particular gesture commits the Royal Mint to a continuing program of proof sets remains to be seen. In the past British authorities have- successfully avoided any special issues that may tend to interfere with normal production. Proof coinage today is one ol the rare commodities in which a term investment almost guarantees a sizable return on limited investment. Headers interested in ordering Millennium P roof Sets of Great Britain, may do so by addressing their orders (accompanied by U.S. Money Order for no more than three sets per order plus 75 cents each tor postage) to North American Bureau, The Royal Mini of Great Britain, P.O. Box 701) Benjamin Franklin Station. Washington, D.C. 20044. All orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis with delivery in no more than (10 days. All remittances should be made payable in U.S. currency. {NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) ship from the University of Chile. In 1946, he joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party which has controlled Mexico's politics for over 40 years. The following year, he was appointed professor of general theory of the state at the national school of jurisprudence at UN AM, his alma mater. He was appointed in 1952 to the post of general accounting and administrative director for the Naval Ministry and two years later was made secretary general for the Ministry of Public Education. He continued to work for the PRI and became administrative chief for the party in 1957. He became Mexico's minister of government in 1964 until he resigned In 1970 to begin his presidential campaign. He is married to Maria Esther Zuno de Echeverria of Guadalajara. Mexico's president sleeps 45 hours a night and is an early riser. He enjoys plain food, but will eat whatever is served him. He does not smoke and only occasionally will he indulge in an alcoholic beverage. When asked recently how he maintains such a long working day with so little sleep, Echeverria replied, "I sleep like 1 work—rapidly." Echeverria speaks little English. Unit Taps Forgotten Voters WASHINGTON (AP) - If you're young and live in a working-class neighborhood, chances are you'll be tapped in a movie line some summer day and asked about your voting plans this November. If you live in New York, a decision to register to vote may get you a ticket to see the Yankees or maybe even the Mets. An organization claiming it has registered more than 500,000 college students since the voting age was lowered to 18, has turned its attention to what many politicians say is the greatest untapped bloc of voters in the nation: blacks, chi- canos, Puerto Ricans and white non-college students, all between the ages of 18 and 24. "They are the forgotten people," says Ridley Whitaker, executive director of the National Movement for the Student Vote. His goal is 750,000 more new voters. Sustained by $750,000 in private foundation grants, the movement says it is nonpartisan and that its ranks include conservative Young Americans for Freedom, and the leftist Students for a Democratic Society. Propranolol Reported Safe For Addicts INDIANAPOLIS (API-Successful use of propranolol in treating heroin addicts was reported Friday in the Indiana State Medical Association Journal. Dr. Hanus J. Grosz, a researcher at Indiana University's Medical Center Institute, said his experience with pro- pranolol—used for a decade for heart ailments—shows it prevents the recurrence of heroin hunger. "Experience with propranolol in this case and in other cases of heroin addiction... leads me to believe that propranolol promises to be a safe, nonaddicting and highly effective agent for the treatment to opiate drugs," Grosz wrote in a foreword to a case study in the June issue of the journal. "All we have now is coinical impressions," Grosz told The Associated Press. He said $350,000 in federal funds are sought for more clinical research and research with animals to determine its maintenance value. I ft m I "i ' K»/vntJ DO-IT-YOURSELF Keep Your Cor Healthy Yourcelf Ronetta Moore Patterson Ex-PaijTipan Is Film Star Ronetta Moore Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hobart H. Moore, former Pampans now residing in Tehran, Iran, has the leading feminine role in the film, entitled "Hot Pants and a Felt Hat," in which she plays opposite Nassar Molete Mahtel, Iran's leading male actor. Her state name is Christina Patterson. The film, a sellout on opening night, was produced by Pars iStudio, the largest film-making concern in the country, and is now playing in 14 theaters in Tehran. While residing in Pampa, she attended Pampa Junior High School and was active in the Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ. In 1966 she moved to Oklahoma, graduating from Collinsville High School in 1969. In 1971 she joined her parents in Tehran where her father, Hobart H. Moore, is chief welding engineer for the National Iranian Gas Company. Two more contracts for movies have been signed by the young actress the next one to relate the story of the conquest of Iran by the Romans. Miss Patterson is the niece of Miss Opal Moore and Mrs. John Hall, both of Pampa, and Owen Moore of Odessa, formerly of Pampa. Colleges' 11 Face Money Problems WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's colleges and universities have been told they will face critical money problems unless they cut their present rate of spending by $10 billion a year by 1980. The warning came Thursday from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, which also offered some advice on how expenses can be reduced. By Mil. FIX For most of us, auto repair is something left to the professional, not a do-it- yourself chore. Yet a certain amount of care can be given an auto by its owner. It's especially important to have your auto in good shape for a vacation or weekend trip. A breakdown is bad anywhere, but especially bad' when you are in some strange place. Since auto makers reconi-. mend fewer trips into the garage for routine matters such as lubrication and oil changes, your car is seen less often by a trained mechanic. Meanwhile, make yourself aware of some of the trouble spots you can find and correct yourself. How about the radiator? It the water is rusty or scummy it should be flushed out and the water replaced. An accumulation of dirt will lead to overheating. The air passages in the radiator should be clean. Direct a stream of water through the radiator core from inside so that you can flush out the leaves, dirt and dead bugs. Remember, from the inside out. You don't want that stuff all over the engine. Do this the next time you wash your car. Check the water level in your battery now and then. When the weather gets hot, do not overfill the radiator, battery or gas tank. The heat will cause the fluid to expand and overflow. In A Tribute To Fathers By BILL DOWNS There's an old laying that "mothtr knowt belt." Well, it seems to us that Father, bleu him, should come in for tome compliments, too, once in a while. It is true, of course, that upon mother's patient shoulders rests the upbringing of the children. And this is as it should be. But let's not forget that Pa is generally the family breadwinner and it is up to him to pay the bills. When day is done and he comes home, make things as cheery and loving as you can have a nice dinner ready. Lay out his slippers and beloved pipe. Show him how much you love him being kind and considerate. mqy no\ tell you now_ne his slippers and beloved pipe. Show him how muc' ' '' by being kind an He mqy not tell , appreciates these attentions. But he all good fathers dol We Salute Our Town 57 Cleaners Coronado Center North of Dunlaps Phone 669-2441 REGISTER NOW: FREE CLASSES Starting Each Week Tole Painting 9 f o \\ Plaster Painting » Mncrame Bread Dough Welcome: Children 10 years old and over Tlie Hobby Sliop 112 E. Francis Lil Hall, Manager 669-6161 He wants the big things in your life to be happy. CHECK RADIATOR WATER FOR RUST AMD SCUM CHECK BATTERY CHECK. . TIRE PRESSURE E. E. Shelhamer the case of your radiator, it could leave the water level too low. When the battery overflows, you will lose electrolyte and corrosion on the outside of the battery will occur. Check your tire pressure but do so when the tires are cool. If you have been driving allow the car to stand a few hours to cool off. Heat causes pressure to build up in the tire. Do not bleed out excess air when the tire is hot. This could leave them badly un- derinflated when they are cool. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on tire pressure. Note that the pressure is different when you carry a full load of passengers. lANRADlATOR CORE If you have been driving for some time in hot weather, let your engine idle a little before turning it off. Let it cool off. 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