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The Monroe News-Star from Monroe, Louisiana · Page 21

Monroe, Louisiana
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Thursday, April 18, 1963
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NATIONS OF THC WORLD Monroe News-Star Thursday, April IS, 1963 5-C Cattle Outrank People In Troubled Argentina ^ (EDITOR’S NOTE: Did you pions: The Pampas (prairies), Argentina was discovered ini is Gen. Jose de San Martin Con- pie can read and write. The go' know that everyone in Argen- the subtropical Northern Plains, 1516 by Spanish gold seekers vinced that no colony could truly ernment provides free primar fins f ImAA a I a I IO xa ann AndPS SnH PsfllCtntlia hpaHf*H hv Yf\I AV* Af* .Illnn Hia? H p DnH c nnrtnrl o r cnVinAl t onrl n though, from the U.S. pattern. The president and vice president must be Roman Catholic. Voting is obligatory for all men and women over 18. years after the dictator’s overthrow. The other parties are badly splintered. However, powerful ■forces in the military remain im- know that everyone in Argen tina over t hgae ofeliSso tina over the age of 18 is compelled by law to vote? Or that Buenos Aires has more movies in its downtown district than anywhere in the world& Here is another in the series, “Nations of the World,’’ written by UPI correspondents living and working there.) By MICHAEL FALLON United Press International BUENOS AIRES (UPI) -Cattle outrank people two to one in Argentina. There are 42 million head of cattle pastured in the country and 21 million persons. The figures point up a curious condition. In an era of explosive population growth, the rich land the gauchos has a serious shortage of people. Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and second largest in South America. It covers 1,072,700 square miles—roughly equal to the part of the United States east of the Mississippi River. With all this space, there are only about 18 persons per square mile, compared with 49 per square^ mile in the U.S. Population density is increasing at the very slow rate of 1.8 per cent a year. The northern frontiers lie near the Tropic of Capricorn, and southernmost shores are lapped by antarctic waters. The Andes form a 2,300 - mile spinal column along the western border with Chile. Mt. Aconca­ gua, which peaks at 23,000 feel. is the highest point in the Western Hemisphere. To the east are 1.600 miles of Atlantic and river coastline. Besides Chile. Argentina’s nearest neighbors are Bolivia to the north, Paraguay to the northeast and Brazil and Uruguay to the cast. Beef exports are the country’s most important in terms of value. They could have more value still » if Argentines were not the cham- * pion meat eaters of the world. One report has each of them packing away 232 pounds of meat a year, several cuts above an American’s 152 pounds. As a wheat exporting nation. Argentina trails only the United States and Canada. Its traditional best trade customer is England, but it does most of its shopping — particularly for machinery and vehicles —in the United States. Pampas (prairies', the subtropical Northern Plains, and Andes and Patagonia. Best known and economically most important are the vast treeless pampas — 250,000 square miles of some of the richest agricultural land in South America. The Pampas are the home of the gaucho, hard-riding cattlemen of Spanish-Indian descent. Argentina was discovered in 1516 by Spanish gold seekers headed by explorer Juan Diaz de Solis. The country remained under Spanish domination until 1810, when the provinces revolted. Six years later, after scoring battlefield victories against Spain, Argentina formally declared its independence. Argentina’s great hero-patriot At the moment, Argentina isplacably opJ^ ‘V retu™ of ruled by an interim civilian-mili- on!fm’ c P°^s or is Gen. Jose de San Martin Con- pie can read and write. The gov- are not models of efficiency. tary government. The military y r v'ay‘ vinced that no colony could truly jCrnment provides ^ free primary The country’s form of govern annulled congressional elections Thirty-three years of unstable mcnt is similar to that of the last year after followers of ex-die-;Eovernrrien,s and periodic disunited States. There are 22 prov- tator Juan Peron scored an im- tator.ships have left a deep resi- inccs which elect their own gov-1 pressive victory. The President f*ue °f cynicism, distrust and apa- ernors and legislatures and a fed-(elected in 1958, Arturo Frondizi. thy. oral district, Buenos Aires, whose was deposed and replaced by Sen- "How can it happen," bewild- Argentina's economy is largely mayor is appointed by the presi- ate President Jose Maria Guido, ered Argentines frequently free enterprise, but telephones I dent. Federal legislative power is Peronists still wield about 30 ask themselves. "In a country as and almost all transportation are vested in a two-chamber congress, per cent of the vote. largely rich as this, with so much poten- Eighty-five per cent of the peo-ioperated by the government. They There are notable differences,! among the working class, eight tial?” be free until the Spaniards ucre,?nd. and at„ , , , /tendance is compulsory up to the expelled from the west coast of sixth grade. Tuition charges are South America, he formed and Token at the IO universities, trained an army to cross the Andes and strike the Spaniards there. Argentina is far ahead of any other Latin American nation in level of development. Some economists feel it could conceivably stand still for the next decade before being challenged by another Latin American area. Buenos Aires, the capital, is the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere. Most of Argentina lies within 4.the south temperate zone, but its climates range from the broiling heat of the northern provinces to the subarctic cold of the Patagonian south. The country has four ma jor re- Angry Canine Owner's Recall Drive Pushed PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old dog owner—angered over the .shooting of stray pooches —says his petition to recall the mayor and city council is rolling along "extra fine.” “I don’t know exactly how many names we have,” said Johnnie A Mon nee, who owns seven dogs and repairs and sells outboard motors "But one lady on our committee got 20 signatures last night." Prompting Mounce's campaign started last Monday, are the shooting by police of dogs roaming the streets and a street improvement campaign that makes residents pay the paving costs for their block. Mayor P. Elmo Futrell Jr., de fended the shooting edict because wof dog bite incidents and said the ^ ty must improve its street sys- T tem. “It’s awful the way they’ve been running down and shooting dogs in streets and in yards Mounce said. “They’ve already hit one child. And then, they're forcing people to pay for paving their streets. People who can't pay can lose their homes. I just don’t think ifs right. So I’m trying to call for another election." Thcare are about 3,000 voters in this central Louisiana town. TIK* 'aw says 25 per cent must sign a recall petition. Mayor Futrell, 45, a former real estate man in office since Juy of 1962 , said the whole incident has been "blown out of proportion.” The law permittmg the shooting of stray dogs has been on the books for years, he said. Futrell, in ordering the crackdown some months ago, said only the dogs whose owners cannot be found are destroyed. Only where these dogs cannot A be caught, he added, do police have orders to shoot, He pointed out there have been dog biting incidents, and that a dog bit a boy less than two weeks ago. A 14-year-old boy who was hit in a shooting incident was struck by a bird shot and not seriously hurt, he said. oqe FMV IN ' ea RST ow Get entry cards and check for winning numbers in our store. No purchase necessary. The Kroger Beef Cuffing mefhod gives you more, lean eafing meaf, less bone, and faf. Compare a Kroger Sirloin or T-Bone Sfeak fo those sold in other stores — you will see the difference. TENDERAY BRANDO UST CHOICE CHUCK ROAST VI >\ Le***) I I /J ■ i MMS TOTALING SMSS* of SICO cf* No other beef so fresh can be so naturally tender. Tcnderay Beef is tested periodically by experts for flavor ond tenderness, assuring you the best beef every time. STEAKS Round IB. Sirloin LB. Tailless T-Bone U.S.D.A. 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