Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 1, 1974 · Page 10
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 10

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 1, 1974
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10 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thurs., Aug. 1, J974 FAYETTEVtLLE, ARKANSAS Brazilian Economy Bypasses Populace , RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- b Brazil, once written off as a j trppical tomorrowland of coffee . plantations and samba dancers, 3 is driving to become a modern, _, prosperous country. But the 5,' benefits of . a business boom [^ now . seven years old haven't trickled down to most of. the 100 million Brazilians- fc. This South American giant, . - t h e world's fifth largest coun- . try, has. been run by military .; men for a decade. Its land area j is bigger than the 48 continen- ·i tal United Stales, It borders on every South American nation except Chile and Ecuador. Its £ people are an amalgam of the . Portuguese, who colonized Brazil, Africans, Germans, Japa-i nese, even English-speaking de- c scendants of American Southerners who emigrated after the cities project Michel's, a French restaurant n Rio's Copacabana neighborhood, known for high rise jpartment buildings which stretch along wide, tropic l e a c h e s . - B u t millions of Brazilians had to cut down his year on b l a c k beans -- t h e i r basic food -- because a poor harvest sent the rice rocketing from the usual 27 cents to 46 cents a pound. .. Sao Paulo industrialist rented an elephant and a camel or several thousand dollars to Jve his daughter an "Arabian lights" parly on hrr 15th birthday. Meanwhile, · mothers in jig-city slums willingly rent heir children to "beggar "Civil War. f Big Brazilian panoramas of skyscrapers and ! traffic-clogged freways, daz- ]' zlirtg visitors who expecled jungles and snakes. Sao Paulo has 6.5 million people and by 1980 I may be Ihe biggest city in Ihe I Western Hemisphere. Rio's i population exceeds 5 million. t Belo Horizonle, Recife, Salva'. dor and. Porto Alegre are j around one million and growing as new industries spring up. An ato msmasher and a rocket base have been built, and the world's largest dam is under hydroelectric construction Steel mills and auto plants are producing at record rates anc plans have been made to put a communications satellite into orbit. LAST FRONTIER Stone a'ge. Indians, not included in the census, are vanishing from the Amazon jungles as a 3.350 mile completed highway -- to be this year, finally opens up one of the world's last frontiers- Iron ore, petroleum coal, copper, bauxite and a doz en other basic minerals have been found within Brazil's hor ders. The mineral wealth is just beginning to be tapped. .."· A middle class has emerged buying homes and cars ant clothes on credit. But this new middle class, a product of the world's fastest growing econo my, has not blotted out the con trasts of wealth and poverty: --Dinner for two costs $100 a queens' who send the young- ters to panhandle on downtown street corners. --Mercedes-Benz sedans cost 43,00 apiece in Brazil because of high import t a r i f f s to protect .he nation's thriving auto industry. Nevertheless, Mercedes-Benz sedans are a common sight in the-parking lot of .he Rio' tie ' Janeiro Country 21ub. Workers from Rio's Madureira neighborhood, however, jam into dilapidated commuter trains' tq get to downtown jobs. They, ch'ng .to the lutside of windows and doors, if necessary, because the' fare is only 6 cents. Three hundred people fall off these trains year and are killed, bul M a d u r e i r a residents don'l switch to. buses, which are safer and more comfortable. The 14-cent bus fare is too expensive. --Socialites flock to famous Brazilian plastic surgeons for face, breast and rear end lifts so they'll .look more attractive to .their friends. In . t h e rura" hackla'acls.'.-millions:. of ..Brazil ians suffer from chronic weak ness because of a mysterious ailment called Cha'gas Disease for which there i, no k n o w n cure. They get it from an in nicknamed the "barber,' which breeds in .the-, mud brick walls atid~ ,lhatched roofs /o their "shacks. 'It' "bites farmers lower eyelids while they're asleep and introduces the dis ease into their blood by defe eating in the wound. PEASANT FARMERS Sixty-million Brazilians ar peasant farmers outside . th joney economy. Nine million n the middle class earn $52 to COO monthly, but mostly less han $150 in a land with a per apita annual income of $500 "he-middle class wage earners upport an additional 30 million Brazilians, counting spouses nd children. Less than 2 mil ion people, are truly rich from ortuncs linked to large land- lOldings, industry and banking ·Robert McNamara, Work Bank president, is among those urging Brazil's 10-year-old mill ary government to improve in ome distribution to head off unrest. Government economists reply hat taking from the rich to give to the poor in a developing ;conomy only "divides up the misery." They compare Brazi o the United States early thi: :entury when sweatshops paic ow wages for long liotu-s. An. country aspiring to indusiria ireatness must go through thi stage of heavy investment and ow wages, they safe A docile labor market and n_ visible unrest have helped tc attract $3.7 billion in foreign in vestment last year, 37 per cen of it from the United States ?ew .developing countries eve: have done as .well. Strikes are illegal. T h e gov eminent permits only limitec a n n u a l Tequently salary increases less than inflation which was officially around 1 per cent last year, but ma double in 1974. To live wiJji inflation, th Brazilian government uses s y s t e m called which some U.S. "indexing, economist advocate for the United State today. Under indexing, wages, rent bank interest, loans, bonds a mortgage s are p ermi tied rise each year according to formula based on the wholesal price index. An example: If Brazilian receives 4 per cent in terest on a bond and the flation rate for a particula year is r5 per cent, then the i terest "paid to the hondholdi. that year would be increased t reflect the 15 per cent inflatior This has allowed the midd class to preserve their saving But critics argue that "ii dexing" has reduced the pu Bullet-Proof Vests Have Saved Lives In Past Year LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A I ear ago, motorcycle officer dwin Goulart was returning ome from the funeral of a fel- ow officer who had been shot own on patrol. ' On an impulse, Goulart topped and bought a bullet- roof vest. He found out later hat more than a dozen other fficers liad done the same hing. "None of us wanted that -he funeral and all -- to happen o us," said Gcularl, 25. Mid-Year Review Of RECP UnderWay A mid-year review of the Rural Environmental Conserva- ion Program (RECP) is now underway, according to Fred Veathers of the Washington County Agricultural Stabiliza- ion and Conservation Service. RECP, a program that shares vith farmers the costs of f a r m conservation work, deals with oday's significant soil, water, imber, and wildlife needs, Weathers said. Developed in 1973 under the Agriculture and Consumer Pro- eclion Act and the Soil Conservation and Allotment Act, the program is being evaluated in his mid-year review. Suggestions concerning RE.CP's future will be made by county development groups who have been working with the program, and natural resource specialists in state and county offices. Weathers outlined the basic provisions of RECP as: one ,'ear or multi-year conservation cost-share agreements with farmers to control water and erosion, encouragement ot private timber production and wildlife Because he bought the vest and wore it, it didn't happen. Last month a motorist shot him with a .32-calibcr pistol as ie was writing out a ticket, loulart suffered only a chest bruise. Two weeks after Goulart was shot, San Francisco policeman Robert Hooper was only slightly injured when a motorist fired a bullet at his heart. He was wearing a vest like Goulart's--costing about $50, weighing less than four pounds and undetectable under his uniform. Impressed by the Goulart incident, the Los Angeles City Council ordered that bulletproof vests become standard equipment for the city's 7,000 policemen. The expected cost is 5350,000 -- less .than the city would have paid in pension costs to Goulart's family had he been killed. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and police departments in San Francisco, New York and Detroit are considering buying vests. Tests are being conducted to determine what kind of vest Los Angeles will buy. The rigors - of police work--including running, diving under a car, jumping off a motorcycle or reaching for a gun--are being considered, along with how hot it makes the wearer. Bullet-proof vests were considered by Los Ang^c; police n 1949 and 1957. They were re- ected because they were too leavy and hot. Modern bullet- iroof wear is sleek and light. Helal has been replaced by fiber glass and boron carbide EDWIN GOULART .. .shows where he was shot while writing out a (ra/fic ticket last month · . . . . . , : - . which are less and more bullet preservation, - and of pollution. prevention class. Only weak labor unions and press censorship has permitted "indexing" to work, these critics say. " In this atmosphere, the gross national product has grown 10 per cent annually for six years, surpassing all other countries The list of the 50 largest Brazilian companies shows 62 per cent are state enterprises, 29 per cent are foreign-owned and cumbersome resistant. A ightweight fabric called Key- ar, now used instead of steel in some radial tires, is used in some vests. Flak vests, used by .soldiers .0 protect against shrapnel, are low carried by Los Angeles police in their cars. Bul as one detective said, "Just about every time we've been involved in a wild Shootout there's been no time to suit up. A 10-year-veteran of the San Francisco force, Hooper said, "They're a little like seat belts. For a while they, were a pain." Hooper said getting shot while wearing the vest was "like get- tins hit with a baseball bat." Kennedy Expects No Hearing Rush BOSTON (AP) -- Sen. Edvard Kennedy says he does not expect President Nixon to seek a quick House vote on impeachment so he can stand trial sooner in the Senate. In an interview With the Boston Herald American in Wash- ngton on Wednesday, the Massachusetts Democrat said, 'I've heard talk about the possibility, but I don't expect it will happen." Several White House aides said Wednesday that option was open but not - under active con- of the public held government ris.litutioris- and the Congress tsel'f --in low -isteem. Asked whether he had decided ?.o seek the prsidency in 1976. Kennedy said, "My target date is still next year. I will make my intentions known at that time, if not before. Right now I'm still undecided." sideration. Kennedy refused to predict how the Senate would vote, but he forecast overwhelming ap- )roval of impeachment in the louse. He praised the House Judiciary Commiltee, which recommended three articles of impeachment. He.said the pan el performed a "noble service" at a time when a large segmenl Groups Proles) Judgment Basis UTTLK ROCK (AP) -- Two state agencies .and a private or; ganizatidn protested Tuesday; that the stale Public Service Commission 'cannot determine the environmental compatibility of a proposed coal-fired power! plant if it is limited to tcsti-1 nony on existing government standards on air and. water, quality. ; Southwestern Electric Power Co. and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp'; asked the PSC last week to bar testimony on' desirable air and water, quality! standards -- as opposed tq existing standards -- from a, Sept. 16 hearing on the applU caMcn to build a plant on'Little Flint Creek near Gentry. ' ' The utilities said that the air. and water quality standards are solely within the expertise of the stale Department of Pol-; lution Control and Ecology and not the PSC. Assistant Atty. Gen. Fred Frawley, representing the state Planning 'and Health depart-: menls, said in a reply Tuesday, that the PCS is charged by Act 164 of 1973 with determining the, environmental compatiblity of a power plant. ; To receive approval from the PSC. the aplicant must demonstrate that a public need ex-! ists and that its proposal will be in compliance with all per-: tinent environmental laws. '. John EIrod of Siloani Springs,' attorney, for the. private organization, the. Energy Council 'of Northwest Arkansas, Inc., said that in determining whether a! Gold Bill To Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bill permitting Americans to buy and sell gold has been sent to the White House by Congress. T h e m e a s u r e , enacted Wednesday, would allow the buying and selling of gold as of Dec. 31 if the President finds that the transactions will not disrupt the U.S. international monetary position. This would be the first time since the 1930s that private citizens could conduct gold transactions. facility was environmentally; compatible, the PSC is not nee-: essarily bound by state and federal minimum standards. ; Frawley and Eldrod cited an a t t o r n e y general's opinion which said the PSC had specjfio authority to decide any qu'esi lion with regard to the possible environmental effects resulting from the plant. . ; SWEPCO and AKKCO also objected. to-any testimony about rate structures: But EIrod said, this was within "the proper scope of inquiry because rata structures may directly affect the amount of electrical consumption and, thus, the ques: tion of need." -. The TIMES M On . Top of The News; .' Seven Days a .Week chasing power of the working!9 per cent owned by Brazilians. OPEN DAILY 9-10; SUN. CLOSED THURS. FRI. SAT. MIKHUM 1-OZ. ROLL 9-OZ, BABY POWDER VASELINE' 1 10-OZ.- BABYQIL INTENSIVE CARE® LOTION 3 0»ys Only ruensive Care* Anti-Perspirant. 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