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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 34-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, August 26, 1974 Catastrophic drought may be broken LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Heavy rains and floods are sweeping parts of the West African famine zone which may mark the first real break in the region s catastrophic six- drought Rehet agencies say rainfall appears to be closer to normal throughout the region than at an.v time in recent years But some fear the rains which run from June through September yet fizzle out and result in widespread crop failures across the sub-Saharan belt which runs through parts of Senegal Mauritania Mali Upper Volta Niger and Chad How well the rams have performed will not be known how ever until the harvest in late October when crop production can be gauged if the drought is broken continued relief will be re quired for at least another year a United Nations relief worker said Meanwhile relief agencies are using planes trucks and trans Saharan caravans in the fight to feed millions of near starving Africans until the hoped-for harvest The rains have disrupted land transport and isolated v illages in areas wiping out West Africa s primitive network of dirt roads and desert tracks tirlijt launched A Lnited States food airlift launched in June is still fern- ing grain to remote outposts in hard-hit eastern Mali I S airlifts are also expected to be mounted soon to assist sandswept Mauritania and Chad where relief officials re- port verv serious medical and nutritional problems I S financial aid is also being used to mobilize some 2 000 camels to earn, 5 000 tons of food to stranded areas caravans across the Sahara have also been organ ized the L S and the IA to deliver food to Mali and Niger 'ron, A huge international relief effort has moved more than 560 000 tons of than a third of it from the United West 4fncan ports since last March Tola' t S food aid granted to the region since 1972 totals some bOO 000 tons of grain valued at more than million hven 't the drought is broken this >ear relief workers point out the future problems facing the vast sandy wilderness called the Sahel are staggering loll unknown Most officials sav communications are so poor that there is just no wav of knowing exactly how many have perished in the long drought although thev are believed to number in the ens of thousands Thp Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) roughly calculates that more than 3 5 million head of cattle worth some million died in 1973 alone It is estimated that at least 25 per cent of the cattle herds in the six worst hit countries perished with the death toll soaring to 80 per cent in some areas Hundreds of thousands of no one really knows how there now sit in scmalid camps al most totalh dependent on food from abroad for survival Estimates on hard-core refugees range from a conser vative 250 000 to as rnanv as five million The nomads particularly the Tuaregs the famed blue men of Sahara are among the worst off Uhile farmers hope to return to the soil and rebuild their crops the nomads entirely dependent on their herds of cat tie and goats for survival have lost everything Mncan governments and donor countries will have to de- cide whethei to rebuild the nomad herds or rehabilitate the icfugees and tram them to farm Some sav forcing the nomads to become Tanners and abandon their freedom to roam the desert is tantamount to cultural genocide A L'NJ expert on Tuaregs in Niger however says the no- madic lifestvle is irrational in the 1970s problem has been that many Africans have found it more attractive to abandon their homesteads where they might have survived and flocked to the refugee camps for lood and medical care HITACHI WHERE QUALITY ALWAYS COMES FIRST PS-310P Combination Washer and Spin Dryer the big machine from Hitachi Feature large 12 Ib washing capacity dram pump independent con- trols and timers towel rack anodized alumin- um tub porcelain spin basket automatic shut-off when spin door opened white enamel steel exterior Dimensions Wx19 D FAIRFIELD'S APPLIANCES AND TELEVISION SALES 1242 3rd Ave. South Phone 328-0082 Just across from the Elks. N NEIGHBOURS I FRIENDS'N NEIGH riELD 316-6th St. S. SALE: THURS., FRI., SAT., AUG. 29-30-31 CHARGEX- MASTER CHARGE TOPS BACK TO SCHOOL. FASHION COSTS LESS AT FIELDS. BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS IN NEW FALL FASHIONS FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY AND REMEMBER YOU SAVE TOO WHEN YOU SHOP AT FIELDS AS EVERY PURCHASE IS FULLY GUARANTEED. 70 STORES SERVING B.C., ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN While Quantities Last CO-ORDINATES OR SEPARATES Here s fashion for fall that s sure to please but more important look at the low prices You can buy as separates to augment your wardrobe You can mix and match to make up any combination of exciting looking outfits 100% acrylic fabrics for that easy care and always smart appearing quality hand or machine washable PANTS i99 PULL ON PANTS Elasticized waist band Solids and argyles in navy brown or black Sizes 1018 REG 1298 I VESTS Button front sleeveless solid or argyle Perfect match with pants Sizes 10 18 1 REG 9 98 SHIRTS Long sleeve 100% acrylic tailored look 2 button cuff button front Solid shades of brown royal dark green ivory and black Also some antron and nylon shirts with turn back cuff Sizes 10-18 REG 1098 ACTION KNITS IN 100% POLYESTER MEN'S DOUBLE KNIT BLAZERS For comfort durability plus great flexibility Tailor- ed to fit beautifully Popular 2 button single breast- ed wide notched lower flap pockets Solid colors only S.zes 36-44 REG to 49 95 (99 199 199 CANADIAN MADE FASHION KNITS FOR MEN Fields puts the accent on value with 100% polyester double knit pants that are practical for both casual or dress up af fairs Canadian made all f rst quality Slim regular or full fit in this group Assorted patterns or plains Sizes 32 42 ANOTHER FIELDS SPECTACULAR AT MEN'S SKIJACKETS Fashionable and correct weight for early fall Nylon schuss outer 100% orlon pile lined draw string waist Fall shades of black brown loden Sizes S M L REG 1495 1O 88 6 (By Famous American Maker) (You'll recognize the label instantly MEN'S JACKETS Jean styling in practical hard wearing corduroy in the right style at the right price Flap pockets and metal button closure Colors navy brown or bur- gundy Slight irregulars If first would be 1895 Sizes 36-44 LANDLUBBER CORDUROY BOOT JEANS Popular styling in first quality cordu- roy in shades of brown navy or grey Sizes 28-34 (Co-ordinate with the above jacket) ORIGINAL VALUE 12.99 SPECIAL 9 MEN'S "DOWN FILLED" SKI JACKETS 100% pure down or 75% down filled box quilted nylon shell in hip length style with high zip roll collar or knit insert zipper closure poc- kets Assorted colors Sizes 36-46 "CUSHION SOLE" SOCKS Comfort-soft and absorbent cotton and nylon blend stretch socks (10- 13) Plain shades of green blue grey, burgundy and charcoal REG. 1.29 88 REG. to 44.95 SPECIAL 29 99 MADE IN CANADA- TOP QUALITY MANUFACTURER MEN'S BETTER "SKI" JACKETS A specially selected group featuring superior quality and style in two popu- lar lengths Tow coat and industrial length Nylon shell with polyester or polypropylene interlining Assorted colors OUR REG. to 29.95 GIRLS' SWEATER SALE 100% acrylic in new fall in BACK TO SCHOOL colors Plain and tweed rib sleeveless pullovers and turtle neck in the assortment, 3-6x boys and girls 288 3-6x Girls' long sleeve 188 turtle neck sweaters SALE O 7-14 Girls' sleeveless aa pullovers SALE 7-14 Long sleeve turtle neck M pullovers ..............SALE GIRLS' PANTS Machine washable, 100% nylon pull on style pants in practical, serviceable plain shades Sizes 2-6x and 8-14 REG. VALUE TO 3.99 SALE 88 GIRLS' NYLON SHIRTS Fall shades in the "SHIRT LOOK" are now available 100% nylon easy- care in long sleeve, button plaquet front and regular collar Sizes 7-14 REG.T03.98 .........SALE SPECIAL 19 99 ANOTHER GREAT FIELDS BUY COWBOY KING JEANS BY G.W.G. Rider Kings over the boot jeans in padasoic navy denim Western poc- kets contrast stitching Sizes 29-40 95 REG. 16.95 ......SALE 11 SPORT SHIRTS AND DRESS SHIRTS Naturally neat to keep you looking your best Long sleeve perma-press blend of polyester and cotton Regu- lar collars and button cuff Assorted patterns or plain colors of blue, tan, maize or green Sizes S M L XL and REG. 6.98 ..........SALE 4 GIRLS'SKI JACKETS 2 smart styles from which to choose Nylon cire outer shell One pile lined, hidden hood One 100% ny- lon belted, polyester lined Both instructor length for style and com- fort Sizes 7-14 888 KIDDIES', BOYS', GIRLS' SKI JACKETS Nylon cire outer shell, all pile lined, and hooded styles Boys style have stripe trim and some with knit cuffs 2-3x boys' or girls' ONLY O 4-6x boys'or O88 O girls' ONLY KIDDIES' GIRLS' BRUSHED SLEEPWEAR CLEARANCE Famous maker Assortment of cute stylmgs in pyjamas and long gowns Washable, practical brushed fabric of 87% acetate, 13% nylon Pastels and darker fall shades in greys Sizes 4-6x and 8-14 REG. 3.98 and 4.98 ............ONELOWPRICE FIELDS OWN BRAND LEOTARDS Leotards for girls in sizes 2 to 14 Plains and diamond patterns in non- run or run resistant leotards in a wide assortment of fall shades REG. 1.89 and 1.98 4 33 ONELOWPRICE I SAVINGS ON SUPER RUNNERS BACK TO SCHOOL- UNSURPASSED VALUE IN: (a) Striped vinyl joggers (b) Canvas cut-offs (c) Popular strut hockey shoes Built up arch supports cushioned insoles and traction soles Available in men s and boys in white gold or navy Boys'sizes 1-6 eoo Reg. 5.98 to 7.98 .......SALE O Men's sizes 7-12 no Reg. 6.98 7.98 ........SALE O BOYS'SKI JACKETS Popular instructor style, 100% nylon schuss outer shell with polyester insulation for warmth without weight Colors royal or red Sizes S M L XL ORIGINALLY 12.98 SPECIAL BOYS'DENIM JEANS Hard wearing 11% oz cotton denim Canadian made with that smooth fitting jean style and flare leg Sizes 8-18 REG. 8.98 .........SPECIAL 588 BOYS' CARDIGANS Smart appearing novelty self weave 100% acrylic Full button front medium weight Assorted fall shades Sizes 8-16 REG. 5.98 .........SPECIAL [99 BOYS' PULLOVERS 100% acrylic in fine gauge Long sleeves, high crew necked style Assorted with striped trim collar and waist Sizes S M L XL REG. 3.98 SPECIAL 188 BOYS' GYM SHORTS Navy blue with white trim Elastic waist Sizes S M L XL SPECIAL I49 BOYS' DRESS OR SPORT SHIRTS Jacquard nylon and polyester knits, wrap knits Long sleeve, plaquet front Assorted patterns Sizes 8-16 REG. to 3.98 ........SPECIAL 268 BOYS' CORDUROY SLACKS Fine pmwale cotton cord with belt looped waist in shades of brown, navy, green, etc Sizes 8-16 SPECIAL BOYS' DRESS SOCKS Textured nylons or cushion sole Sizes for both little and big boys at one low price REG. 79C SPECIAL BOYS' PYJAMAS Canadian made Deluxe quality 100% cotton flannelette piped edges As- sorted bright prints Sizes 8-16 388 REG 4.98 SPECIAL LADIES'SKI JACKETS Water and wind resistant nylon with polyester fiberfill insulation -Concealed nylon hood slash pockets with zipper Belted A large assortment of styles in red navy yellow or light blue REG.14 98 SALE 10 88 TEENS'AND LADIES'WHITE TURTLE NECK SWEATERS 100% acrylic fine quality snug fitting rib knit Popular long sleeve triple roll turtle neck White only Sizes S-M-L 599 GIRLS'AND TEENS' POP-TOP SWEATERS Sleeveless acrylic in a wide array of colors Sizes S M-L 199 FIELDS OWN BRAND PANTY HOSE Made exclusively for FIELDS by Top manufacturer All popular shades and sizes REG. 89c pr. FIELDS OWN BRAND KNEE HIGHS Made exclusively for FIELDS in colors of brown beige grey navy One size REG.69cpr. LADIES' BIKINI PANTIES Arnel and acetate attractive prints elastic leg All sizes REG 98C ..it TEEN BRAS Slight Kodel fill Spandex and lycra back White only Sizes 30AA-34AA 197 T-SHIRTS Long and short sleeve 100% nylon rib Moc and turtle neck Solid colors Sizes S M L 377 LADIES' SLEEVELESS SHELLS SAVE 50% (Made by Famous Maker) 100% poly- ester mock turtle neck, zip back Assort- ed solid colors slight subs Sizes S-M- 199 REPEAT OFFER LADIES' AND TEENS' SWEATERS Back to school fashion in vests, short and long sleeve pullovers and cardigans Wide array of patterns, colors and styles available at all stores Size S M L REG. VALUE 10 10.9ft 99 ;