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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETH8RIDQE HERALD-Wednenday, April Winning eyes Jacqui Morgan, 20-year-old bank clerk from Ply- displays a double-sparkle with those eyes with which she won the Miss Beautiful Eyes 1974 contest in London. Jacqui beat 19 other finalists to win this contest sponsored by the British Safety Coun- cil as part of a campaign to cut the quarter million eye injuries a year in British factories. Niger struggling for its survival NIAMEY Niger (AP) The sun-bleached bones of dead cattle litter the countryside from the desert outpost of Agadez to this merside capital in the south Sprawling refugee camps- clusters of hundreds of waist- high hovels of grass matting- house tens of thousands of no- mads fleeing the sun-baked Sahara Desert to the north. Niger, a semi-desert country of 4 2 million nomads and subsistence farmers landlocked in the heart of Africa, is struggling to survive an ecological disaster West Africa's six-year drought has had a crippling impact on the rural economy of this former French colony, one of the poorest countries in the world Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Upper Volta and Chad also have been hit hard by the drought, but Niger is considered one of the worst off United Nations relief officials estimate half of the population has been affected by the dry spell that has wiped out crops and destroyed millions of cattle, goats, sheep and camels THOUSANDS PERISH While accurate statistics are unavailable, relief officials estimate thousands of nomads have perished from starvation or disease One estimate says about 800 000 persons in Niger now are receiving some of the food grain arriving from the United States and Europe. But only a third that number are getting the 14 ounces, or calories a day, Red Cross officials consider a minimum daily ration Besides the plight of its own people, Niger is beset by refugees from Mali More than of these drought victims, mostly Tuaregs, are in Niamey A special centre called Camp Lazaret has been set up to pro- vide food and medical treat- ment In the department of Agadez which embraces the northern half of Niger about persons out of a total population of are reported totally dependent on food from abroad for survival, relief officials say The economy of the Agadez region, a bleak, sandy wilder- ness larger than all of France, has been almost wiped out MANY CATTLE LOST From 40 to 80 per cent of Ni- ger's four million cattle have been lost, said a U S survey of the economy "This is an especially heavy loss when one considers that livestock raising employs al- most one-fifth of the population and that cattle on the hoof account for almost 20 per cent of the country's exports by value in 1971, the U S report said. The annual harvest of pea- nuts, which once accounted for 65 per cent of Niger 3 export earnings, plunged to tons in February from 105.000 tons last year. Niger was forced to import peanuts this year so farmers would have seed to plant this summer Production of cotton, another major export, dropped 40 per cent in 1973 to 3.000 tons. Production of two food crops, millet and sorghum, reaches one million tons in a "normal" year, but because of the 1972-73 crop failures more than tons had to be imported "There's no cattle no food left and no more money, said one U S relief worker Wardair stock purchase by Air Canada approved OTTAWA (CP) Cabinet has approved Air Canada's purchase of a one-third interest in Wardair Canada Ltd the nation's largest air charter carrier, privy council sources confirmed today They said that the cabinet issued an order on March 26 rejecting a CP Air appeal against a Canadian transport commission decision allowing the Air Canada acquisition. The cabinet had agreed with the commission that the purchase would not unduly restrict competition or be against the public interest. Wardair is an Edmonton- based company. The commission said last March that though Wardair and Air Canada account for more than 60 per cent of the Canadian passenger traffic earned on charter flights outside the country, there are other carriers in the field. The link between the two air carriers would help both to improve service and reduce rosts without giving them a monopoly power that leads to an undue restriction of the commission said CP Air objected during hearings 18 months ago that the acquisition would give the two companies a strangehold on the Canadian portion of the international charter market Taxes avoided TOKYO (AP) The presi- dents of two of Japan's largest trading firms admitted Monday that their companies had underpaid taxes in recent years. The executives were among a number of top-level corporate officials being questioned about alleged tax evasion and profiteering by a committee of Japan's Parliament. Hiroshi Hiyama, president of Marubeni Corp and Kazuo Yasumoto, president of Toyo Kaisha Ltd., said their firms paid less taxes than they should have over six consecutive accounting periods ending in September 1972. With Top Jean Fashions From Famous Makers Men's 'Dobber' Jeans Are Made In Canada hard wearing blue jeans, put to- gether with a western flair at the right price, too! 'Dobber' jeans are made of sturdy 14 oz. weight, 100% Cotton Denim. Styled with super 24" flare bottoms, scoop front pockets and back patch pockets. Waist sizes 28 to 36 legs 31, 33, 35. B_Authentic western styling by Canada's leading jean maker means rivets on scoop front and back patch pockets. Made of ever-popular Indigo Fader Denim pre-shrunk oz, weight. Waist sizes 29 to 38. 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