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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Scenes DV JOHN JIODKIUCK J TOKYO Filipino villagers carrying lighted candles waded waist-deep in swirling flood waters, praying for divine help. In Japan, a one-year-old baby was dug from the mud, chortling and unhurt, A 12-storcy luxury raise louse in Hong Kong collapsed mdcr the pounding of thousands of tons of rain-weakened Darth. A British lawyer, pinned n the debris, calmly directed rescue workers. Scenes of misery, suffering and bravery were commonplace in much o! the suffc Cast this wet summer as torrential rains touched off Hoods and landslides thai destroyed lundrcds of thousands of By today, the death toll had reached Damage mounted into the hundreds of millions of br Four areas were hit hardest: he Philippines, with 4M dead; South Korea, M8 dead and no missing; Japan, 370 dead, 07 missing; and Hong Kong, 162 lead. CHINA HIT TOO Heavy rains also pounded China, flooding Peking, but igures were available on casu-lies or damage. Monsoons are the prevailing inds in East Asia thnt bring p to half a year of wet Typhoons are the vast viml and rainstorms that lash 10 western Pacific during (he ummer and autumn. Bom in id area near Guam, they omeUmes reach 150 miles an lour and may cover an area talf tho size of Canada. There re as many as 35 each year. This year's rains began tak-ng their toll in mid- June triggering disastrous landslides in nc British colony of Hong Cong, where many of the five million inhabitants live on steep illsidM. The rain totalled more than CO inches in three days, the icaviest in Hong Kong's cichicves >rosperity SINGAPORE (Reuter) The mall island republic of Sing-pore embarks on its eight 'ear of independence with pros-wets of continued prosperity nd political stability. Prime Minister Lee Kuan 'cw and his governing People's Action Party stand virtually un-hallenged before a scattering of disunited opposition parties. Through vigorous and puritanical government, as well as aggressive salesmanship of ils investment potential, Singapore appears on the road to achicv-ng Lee's ideal of "the ruggec ociely." Foreign capital flows in racist says Nye LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) he anti-Asian movement gath-red steam across East Africa oday with resident shop-ieepers and businessmen of oulh Asian extraction the tar-el of sharp new blasts in Kenya and Uganda. President Julius Nyerere of onzanla, however, branded as racist act Uganda's recent xpulsion order against Asians who became Ugandan citizens. And the Independent Commu-ity of Churches in East Africa ssued a statement In Nairobi ,'arning that "Ihe wave of anti-Asian feeling sweeping Uganda must not get out of hand." A group of African businessmen in Zambia charged that heir Asian rivals engaged in arge-scale currency smuggling o set up factories abroad with the profits of African operations. If this is true, a group spokesman said, "there is no reason why we should not support President Idi Amin's example of expelling Asians from Uganda." Amin recently ordered non-citizens Asians to leave Uganda within 90 days. He fol lowed this with an expulsion order against South Asians who were citizens of Uganda The decrees stirred speculation that other East African coun tries may act against the In dians and Pakistanis who for years have dominated shop-keeping and trade in the area. BACKS UGANDA'S STAND In Kenya, Deputy Home Min ister Martin Shikuku said he fully backed Uganda's decision to expel all Asians. Warning that non-citizens would have to leave Kenya "unless they slop sabotaging our Shikuku said it was time economy was controlled by Africans. India earlier took the position that the expulsions were a matter between Uganda and Brit-am and lightened her visa system against persons of Indian extraction with British passports. But with Airo-Indians rere Uganda citizenship now threat-fined, an official in New Delhi aid Indian opinion has been lardenlng against Amin. The official said Amin's latest order affecting Asians with Jgondan citizenship was a mater for the UN human rights commission. The UN Refugee, office had previously disclaimed jurisdiction over tha )llght of Asians with British >assporta being expelled because they were not stateless persons. In Canberra, immigration Vlinlster James Forbes told ths Australian Parliament the government would allow some Asians from Uganda to 1m migrate provided they had tha irofessional qualifications required by Australia. Michae FORT OF SI'AIN, Trinidad (Itculcr) Alxiul Malik, former London-based Black Power leader ki.own as Michael X was sentenced Monday night X sent deatli by hanging for murder. Malik, born Michael dc Frcitas in Trinidad 39 years ago, was found guilty of murdering Joseph Skerritt, a to ear-old Port of Spain barber, letwcen Feb. 7 and 22 this ear. The barber's body was nearthed in the backyard of talik's burnt-out home at Christina Gardens, Arima, 20 nilcs from Port of Spain, late n February. Malik was ar-c-stcd in a coal mine on a Guyana plantation after dodging wlicc for several days and irought back to Trinidad for rial. Malik denied in court that he killed or participated in the tilling of Skerritt. "There was no animosity of any sort us over anything at ic said. Stanley Abbott, a 35-year-old Trinldadian and former British Army dispatch rider, was hang uilly of manslaughter and sen-enced to 20 years' hard lalwr or seizing Skerrilt and brlng-ng him to Malik's house. Po-ice said Skerritt may have jecn buried alive. Malik, Abbott and two others, ,dward Chadee and Marvin X-ane, a United States citizen, iavc also been charged with he murder of a white Gail Ann Benson, those body was found buried ear Malik's house two days fter Skerritt1 s body was found. Mrs. Benson, daughter of a member of the British Parliament, had been stabbed 10 imcs. The preliminary inquiry into this case has been opened bu adjourned. The Trinidad police have stil not located Deanc who is be-ieved to be in the United States. Malik dominated the Black Power scene in Britain for more than a decade before he lumped bail last year to avok :rial on robbery and blackmai charges. He left Trinidad as a yout! and came to Britain in 1951 settling in London's Nottinghi district, home of many black Remand for exai BAIWIE, Onl. Harry Blackler, 17, was remanded 30 days for psychiatric examination here wlien lie appeared in court oti non-capital murder charges in cornel-lion with the shotgun deaths of his father and another man at nearby Angus Aug. 13. Judge James Rennieks committed him to the mental hospital at Pcnctanguishcne after hearing of a prc-senlcncc V niiiation port in a previous case Involving Blackicr, which stated he needed psychiatric help. He was arrested after his father, Wilfred Barry Bladder, 46, and Robert G. Knight, 3C, were killed in their homes. Knight's 15-year-old daughter Gwendolyn, was taken forcibly from her home early in the morning of Aug. 13 and was found unharmed in a car wilt Dlackicr when he was arrested near Toror.lo later in the No escape after all COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio penitentiary guards say they learned of a planned escape as a result of a bulletin board in the conference room of the 134-year-old prison. Warden Harold Cardwell said the bulletin board swung loose during a routine check here, and an 18-inch square hole was exposed. The escape route would have led directly below the warden's office on an island which has virtually no natural resources other than its population of 2.2 million. Banking is booming and Singapore is becoming one of Southeast Asia's top finan cial centres. Trade, tourism and port ac tivity Singapore is the world' fourth largest arc all :i the increase. Lee and his party hold all 5 seats in the elected Parliamen General elections must be hel by April and could be earlier but the opposition is divided o important issues. STATE PROSPERING Ixe wept seven years ag when he announced that Sing aporc was splitting from tl Malaysian federation which had joined in 1863. When the ii dependence anniversary wa marked recently he could smi broadly in the knowledge lha the island state now is one o the most prosperous in Asia with a standard of living se ond only to Japan. The people of Singapor mainly Chinese with stron mixtures of Malays and Indiar as well as other races, are we dressed, well fed and mo fashion conscious. Shops ar packed with luxury goods many of them duty an there are many good rasta rants and earnings increase Me too! SOUTH PORCUPINE Ont. (CP) Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tweed of this community near Timmins were pretty excited when their lottery tickets were drawn for the Sept. 4 Canada-Russia hockey game at Maple Leaf Gardens. Mrs. Tweed telephoned a son who lives in Toronto to give him the good news. Tommic Tweed also had good he, too, had picked up two tickets in the draw. To make matters even better, they learned that all four sets are side by financial corporal 1 o n Ltd., in a consolidated statement of earnings for the six months ended June 30, has reported net Darnings of compared with for the corresponding period last year. President M. L. Goeglein said consolidated net earnings available to common shareholders was compared with last year. The average number of common shares outstanding during the period was four million and earnings per average common share outstanding amounted .0 57.1 cents compared with earnings of 49.6 cents on the 3.9 million shares outstanding during a comparable period in 1971, he said. "This represents an increasa of 15 per Mr. Geoglein said. Hassaif's pilo to air force RABAT, Morocco (Rcutcr) The pilot who successfully landed tiie royal aircraft carrying King Hassan after it had been attacked by rebel air force fighters last lias been appointed commander o the Royal Moroccan Air Force officials here. The pilot, Commander Mo named Kabfoaj, was at the promoted commander Irols of the royal Boeing 72 when it was strafed by three F 5 jet fighters at an altitude o to feet. Although the airliner was ric died with holes, had two of Its three jets out of action and il undercarriage damaged, th commander landed it safely a Rabat airport 27 minutes aftc the IN TIME MOSCOW (Reuter) Sovie surgeons operated for Iv. hours to save the life of a U! rainian tailor who accidental pierced his heart with a need he had left on his bed. The monthly magazine Soviet Unio reported that the needle was touching the walls of the ta lor's left ventricle at eac LAWYER SAN FRANCISCO, Cali Ruchcll Magee one-time co-defendant with An gela Davis, added a new ter to his daily routine of stall ing out of court Monday whe he spit in the face of his lawye Robert Carrow, who had bit appointed by the FOR GIRLS' SIZES 7-14, ma- chine-wasfiatile cotton flannelette pyjamas. Lively prints accented with piping aronnd collar and pocket A, B For toddlers 2-3x, little boys girls 4-6x, colourful tops of wash and wear polyester. Zip- neck, long-sleeve style in navy and other favourite Fall shades. FOR BOYS' SIZES 4-6X, macMnt-wasluble cotton flannelette tailored pyjamu In smart striped or geomet- ric patterns. FOR GIRLS' SIZES 4-6X, machine-washable llannelel- te pyjaraas in assorted pretty prints. Accent piping 'round collar and pocket Localod in lolled Contr. on Mayor Marah daily 9 a.m. >o 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Telephone 328-8171 ;