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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Avgvtt 1971 THt UTHMIDOt HWALD 7 MILLIONS FACE DEATH IN AFRICAN DROUGHT AREAS OTTAWA Canadian relief officials launching a million emergency African re- lief drive Tuesday heard a moving description of millions of people facing famine and fleeing the sun-scorched drought area. are at said Andre Senegal's ambassador to the United States and Canada. is difficult to convey the dimensions of this natural dis- he describing hia recent flight over the parched African Sahel area where and rocks are darkened by the intense heat any water evaporates imme- diately and even the next rainfall won't do any Buildings have turned red from wind-whipped hot sands lashing he said. Mr. Coulbary came here from to at- tend the announcement of eight Canadian relief groups launching a appeal to Canadian citizens to aid the countries of Mau- Upper Niger and Chad. WORST OF CENTURY are facing disease and even said Mr. Coulbaiy. The drought culminates five years of scant rainfall and is the worst of this Canadian along with re- lief from other will prevent a disaster of monstrous he said. can't imagine what it is to lack he said. wrhaps are trekking southward out of the drought com- pounding the problem. Kenric official of CANSAVE said the drought tnreatens some six minion Africans. He said the stricken nations themselves are doing the major relief but that the hoped-for million from Canada's people would help provide emer- gency water and medi- Officials said the Canadian government already has pro- vided about million in plus aircraft to deliver it. Thomas T. repre- senting Canadian Hunger said a ton of grain that normally costs 5 to distribute could cost as much as to deliver on an emergency basis. Other groups participating in the fund-raising campaign for African relief are CARE World Cana- dian Bed Cross UNI- ada and CUSO-SUCU. AT THEIR FLAVOUR I 2025 MAYOft MAGRATH DRIVE 324 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE 420 6th STREET SOUTH HOT DOG or HAMBURG BUNS BEANS LEMONADE TOOTHPASTE WHOLE WATERMELON B.C. APRICOTS B.C. Peaches Cucumbers SWEET AND JUICY- A TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 8's pkg. 'N' PORK VIVA..................28-fl. oz. tins MINUTE MAID FROZEN PINK OR. WHITE ..........6-fl. or. tins McLean's Freshmint or Spearmint .......15C mi. pkg. LEMON PIE Filling Nabob. 2-oz. net wt. pkg. ORANGE ALPINE CLUB DRINK 3 net wt. pkgs. poly bag of ORANGE ALPINE Crystals NABOB WHIP DESSERT CARNATION FROZEN Topping 4-oz. net wt. 2 tof1 Potatoes Hash Browns 2-lbr net wt. Alberta grown. Large size. With This Coupon You May Purchase CASE OF 24-10 FU OZ. ZIP TOP TINS LOBLAW ALPINE CLUB ASSORTED FLAVOURS SAVE CANNED POP FOR. ONLY PLUS DEPOSIT Coupon Effective Till August 1973 Closing At L-Mart Only ONE 10-LB CHARCOAL BRIQUETS COUPON EFFECTIVE TIL AUGUST 1973 CLOSING AT L-MART ONLY CLOVER VALLEY PROCESS CHEESE Coupon Effective Till August 1973 At UMqrt Only. Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities. FRANK CALDER Cabinet minister fired VICTORIA Premier Dave Barrett asked Tuesday for the resignation of Frank minister without portfolio in the cabinet of British Columbia's new Democratic Party govern- ment. The premier would say only that he had in the 57-year-old minister who was appointed last Sept. shortly after the NDP swept to power in the Aug. 30 general election. He said the cabinet gave Its unanimous approval to his ac- tion at a special 25-minuta meeting. is but none- theless I have lost confidence in Mr. Calder and that LI the rea- son for the Mr. Barrett said in a brief statement. He was first elected to tha B.C. legislature in 1919 as the member for the huge northern riding of Atlin. He has repre- sented the riding since that time except for a four year pe- riod following his defeat in the 1956 election until his re-election in 1960. Mr. Calder a Nishga Indian and was the first Indian elected to a legislature in Canada. He also was the first provincial In- dian cabinet minister. Mr. Barrett said asking for Mr. Calder's resignation a very difficult to make. never thought I would be faced with decisions like but I have been and have de- cided on a course of he said. COUNCIL PRESIDENT Mr. Calder also is president of e Nishga tribal council and in 'that role has pushed his tribe's plea for aboriginal rights to about square miles of land in the Nass Eiver valley far as the Supreme Court of Canada. In a ruling on the question earlier this the Supreme Court judges reached a 3-3 split decision with a deciding vote going against the Indians' claim on a technical point. Mr. Calder viewed the deci- sion at that time as a victory for his tribe's cause and said that the matter would be taken to the International Court at The Hague if necessary. Shortly after his appointment as Mr. Calder was given the responsibility of mak- ing a study of the needs of B.C.'s Indians and to bring in report a year later. Mr. Barrett did not say whether Mr. Calder had com- pleted his report. The premier said he had not considered a successor for Mr. Calder. will review the de- partment myself and make a decision in a short period of he added. As to whether Mr. Calder will continue as an Mr.'Bar- rett said that is something he must decide. have not lost confidence In him as an I've lost con- fidence in him as a cabinet the premier said. The dismissal of Mr. CaMer reduces the provincial cabinet to 18. New resource roads planned PRINCE B.C. British Columbia. High- ways Minister Graham Lead has described a federal-provincial highway de- velopment proposal as tic that will create new resource roads to the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Mr. Lea said the proposed project would include improve- ments to the Slewart-Cassiar Highway which would make it main road to the and a new highway between Fort in nui umestern and Fort in tha Northwest Territories. ;