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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Mugun LtiriBniuvi nnuuu Soaking up emergency rescue help Drought-stricken West Africa needs more world aid By DAVID WINDER Christian Science Monitor d UNITED N.Y. Like some enormous dried up j drought- scricken Africa is soaking up emergency international rescue aid as if it were the gentle rain. More international assistance is needed to- help the 30 million many of them caitle- tcnding in six African countries on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The rescue operation may even be continued on an emer- gency basis through 1974 and 1975. But at least the grim specter last July of possibly six million people facing starvation by Oc- tober has receded According to UN Undersecre- tary General F. Bradford the advance that critical reading is ''consider- able food require- have been met in most of the he said in an in- terview SEVERELY HIT The most severely hit coun- which also poses severe logistics was the Chad on the vost eastern rim of a zone tiiat includes the other French speaking coun- tries of Uppei and Mali in spile of its owi has loaned the Chad metric tous of food grains because the food situation there remains desperate The international response to the drought though now gener- was initially slow. As insidiously stow and stealthy as the encroaching desert the African drought ladied the emotional drama of the Nigeria civil war with its starving Biafran chil- or the suddsn cataclys- mic impact of the Bangladesh cyclone. But the African drought has not been without its heroics as bewildered nomads losing herds to sandblown winds and 140-degree tempsra- tures that have blackened rocks are forced to quit cen- turies old modes of living Traditional dwelling places have been abandoned and no- mads have had to consider radically altering their styles to become sedentary farmers. I The UN with its special skills for handling this massive type i of disaster is undertaking a three pronged attack of the acknowledging at the same time generous bilateral and multilateral cooperation fiom other countries As outlined by Mr i the emergency period could stretch to 1974 and 1975. even' as he ''We had a high degree of success in get- ting seeds in before the rains i came RAINS STARTED I The long-awaited rains have I started in most affected areas. but they have besn scant and I m some cases considerably less i than 1101 mal which helps ex- plain the longer need for food assistance. The second or mid term stage is the recovery period restoring affected countries to a position where they would bs but. tor the drought This could take three or four years. The third and final stage is the total and here Mr. Morse foresees a time span as long as or even 50 years He is cautious enough to would be reluctant to say the situation is under control because tabere are so many variables among them the uncertainty of the October har- vest and the severe logistics problems in getting food to people in such a remote re- But Mr Morse at least has the expression of a man uho feels much worthwhile progress is being made Value of Corvair on increase as collector's item LOS ANGELES The Corvair a collector's item The resurgence of interest in the cars has produced a mini- industry of sorts in restoration and modification of Corvairs A club the Corvair Society of America has 1.800 members Missing from the member- of is Ralph the consumer advocate who al- most sins' 3handedly made an orphan of the General Motors model by contending it is un- safe When production stopped four years ago. the car an out- ACE BUILDING SUPPLIES Home Owners PITTSBURGH PAINTS EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT OIL OR LATEX Per gallon 5 cast Now its value is increas- ing There's even talk of ODsmng a Corvair museum. So far 3100 and a car have been contrib- uted Sales of Oorvair. which peaked at cars in 1963 and still exceed ad 200.000 in plunged to in 1E66. a year after the publication of Nader's book. Unsafe at Any Soeed Sales continued to de- cline until GM halted produc- tion May 14 about 10 ysais after Corvair was in- troduced About 17 million Corvairs were built m the 10 years About are still in use Nader's chief allegation was that Corvairs had a tendency to roll over on a sharp even at speeds under 30 miles an hour Last the U S. trans- portation department issued the results of a two-year study that showed Corvaire cited by Nader were at least as safe as similar i models sold at that time. CORSA is headed by John of Anaheim. Calif He has two as do most CORSA members Some own even more Wis man is said to have 90 stored on his farm as am investment Woody a young so- cial worker in D C has 14 Corvairs and says generally see them on the road in one of two condi- tions They're either rolling trash or nicely kept Book values for old Corvairs still are but some are sell- ing for higher than their list value. Jackson says he sold one supposed to be worth only for He knows of a man who sold a 1967 model in mint condition for CHECK AND COMPARE OFFER IS GOOD ONLY WHILE SUPPLY LASTS CROWN 78 BELTED Mileage for those who plan to drive up to miles Quality Construction -2 2 belieo construction Single whitewall styling matches 72- 73 csrs Modern 78 sewes profile Performance Proven Characteristics I Suggested I _ _ Sia Sale Price i E78-14 F7814 G7814 S3095 S2595 belted construction reduces tread distortion H78-14 and ensures long tread lire steering control than bias tires -Firmer ride than bias tires -Gulf value tire. 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