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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE IE1HBRIDGE HERALD Tnuridny, Detnmber 10, 1970 DeGaulle defence still is going on By RODNEY ANGOVE ILE DE SEINE (AP) No spot in France was more sad- dened by Charles do Gaulle's death than this half-squarc-milo of rock and sand off the coun- try's western tip. Perhaps never ha's the reputation of a great man been intended for so long by so few. And the defence is still going on. The island's fishermen are credited with being the first to rally to do Gaulle's 1940 appeal to join the Free French. Throughout, the war. they were hailed as exemplary patriots. Afterwards, in gratitude, de Gaulle came here and awarded the whole island the Liberation Cross. But the Islanders couldn't bask undisturbed in their glory. Mischievous tongues began ask- ing how the broadcasts from London could have been heard on an island lacking electricity or radios, and wnv the first ar- rival of 130 men in Britain after de Gaulle's broadcast had in- cluded so many too-young and too-old non-combatants. Gossips accused the islanders of fleeing pell-mell in blind panic, and de Gaulle of usine the accidental timing of their arrival to fabricate a rallying symbol. The 500 permanent residents here don't like such talk. "Of course we had radios." affirmed thin, blue-eyed Pierre Salaun, one of the first to nflly to de Gaulle. He operates a tinv cafe between the Qua! of the Free French and Place du Gen- eral de Gaullo "I had a radio myself, right over there on my buffet. It ran on car batteries, just like every- one else's around here, If wo hadn't heard de G a u 11 e speech, we w o u 1 d n 't havo gone." Historically, the Germans had arrived in Quimper, 35 miles away, by the time de Gaulla made his speech. All over France, a wave ui military-dye men was trying to keep ahead of them. Fishing boats were a godsend. Many already had loaded up and shoved off for Spain other foreign ports. "I was only 15 or 16 at the said a fisherman whose white stubble beard and flushet complexion aged him beyond his years. "I frankly don't remember anything about the broadcast But I do remember that when the Germans got close, we were afraid they'd come and round us all up for prison or work camps, or who knows. So we left." LONGEST SNAKES Anacondas, the longest snakes in the world, sometimes grow to 38 feet and weigh up to 500 pounds. Special! 15" HI TOP SNOW BOOTS Fully pile 2 Tone Dark Brown and Tan. Reg. 21.00 SPCEIAL- HANDBAGS Tho Perfect Giftl Genuine leathers New wet look FROM A complete selection Men's and Ladies' Simulated Seal. SNOW BOOTS For that Man on your list we havo a complete selection of famous quality PACKARD SLIPPERS See, loo our lovely choice in CHILDREN'S SLIPPERS CAMM'S SHOES A MAJOR PROBLEM Air pollution is a world-wide problem. Here a passerby In Vienna studies an anti-pollution poster depicting a mother and child wearing gas masks. The poster calls attention to a local newspaper story on the dangers of pollu- tion, a problem facing all the world's large cities. African commuter sends no sympathy By MORT ROSENBLUJU LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) You may be feeling sorry for your- self, jammed on to a crowded subway train or stalled on an expressway. The African com- muter sends you no sympathy. Modern living has made com- muting vital to the African, and he spends more time at it than the North American, the Euro- pean, the Latin or the Asian. But transport on this huge still- sometimes-dark continent re- mains an afterthought. It is largely inadequate, un- comfortable, unreliable and un- safe. An Upper Voltan who travels regularly 400 miles to Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast, relies on a lurching tram that makes the trip in 25 hours. A suburbanite clerk awakes four hours before starting lime to drive across Lagos to his job. Market women and laborers jounce along in shuddering "mammy wagons" whose jour- neys are no less harrowing for :he slogan "God is our Protec- ;or" gaily lettered on the back. Few African cities have regu- lar bus service and nearly all of hose are overcrowded to a joint that defies imagination. All are roughly dated vehicles that offer gam bier's odds at reaching theii destination without time out for repairs. Smaller "taxibuses" and taxis a bolt away from the junkyard help move the flow in some cit ies. In the rainy season, a Lagos commuter might wait hours to hang off tlie side of a bus, get ting doused from every mut puddle en route. Despite the rains, motorbikes are widely popular. Lagos, with its Islands anc peninsulas, has a ferry fleet ol groaning boats and light canoes, some loaded so full that water slops over the gunwales. Occa- sionally, they overturn, spilling passengers into the choppy har- bor and drownings are not rare. Drivers with their own cars are more comfortable than oth- ers but seldom less harried. Lagos has monumental traffic jams with constant road con- struction and open drainage ditches adding to the confusion. Lagos is not alone. In Accra, capital of Ghana, passengers find they can leave their taxis and walk a dozen blocks to their Times are tough in U.S. Forty Plus Club NEW YORK (AP) The ris- ing unemployment rate among American executives is be FOR MEN ON YOUfc DRESS and SPORT SHIRTS New patterns, solars, Psrma Preji. PYJAMAS for sleeping or lounging. DRESSING GOWNS Vivella Terry and Silks. SWEATERS Alpacas, White Ram. bylkiss. large assortment of SWEATERS SK! and WINTER JACKETS V-NECKS, BULKY, CREW NECKS, CARDIGANS. Open Thursday ana Friday Til Phone 327-3730 reflected by membership in the Forty Plus Club of New York, where men who not long ago made between and a year help each other find work. "They've been pouring in here said one member, a commuter from Westchester County who has a big housing bill to meet and six youngsters under 10 to support. Median age is 53, median income about Membership now is up to 180, compared with 90 a year ago, and rising applications indicate that eight to 10 will be aoSed to the rolls each week for at least the remainder of the year. Activity also is picking up in some of "the other Forty Plus clubs in Washington, Philadel- phia, Chicago, Cincinnati, Den- ver, Los Angeles, and San Fran- cisco-Oakland. In Manhattan, each member must make a contribution if he is accepted and then work 214 days a week in the club's drab office, where coats are hung together on a long rack and attache cases arc lined1 against the wall. Not one of the club members has a steady, income-producing job, but there isn't a loafer among them. The typewriters and telephones are busier than in most offices as members re- write resumes and process job opportunities. When a member finds a job, and thereby evicts himself, z big brass bell is struck and those not yet so fortunate send up a choer. One man made it in 13 minutes; most wait months. The average of "Outgoings" is six tu eiyht a Times are poor in American job markets today, especially when a man reaches 40 and sud- denly must seek employment for the first time. The executive veneer sometimes cracks, and most members concede Ihcy are bewildered and lonely. Nearly 50 per cent have never out of work before and many never Urought they would he. They are shocked not. only losing income, but group life j and health insurance, pensions, i stock options and other fringe I benefits. destination faster in the lunch' time rush hour. In Kinshasa The Congo, the rush hour gets longer and longer as drivers hang around their offices wait ing until what used to be a less crowded time. THAVEL IS HECTIC Moving from city to city can be hectic and difficult. With some well-paved excep- tions, African roads are por holed if tarred and corrugated i not. Between villages, ubtqui tous clay road surfacing colors everything within yards dark red. All but the rich travel In open-backed trucks or hard- benched windowless buses. A fleet of huge, rebuilt American buses are to run Nigerian roads soon, and they will be without precendent in West Africa. There are miles of rail- way track in industralized south track is laid for freight, not pas- sengers, and routes do not al- ways follow population eoncen- Tations. Passenger cars, except :or some first-class accommo- dations, are windowles and short of seats. Accidents are common. Intercontinental air service Is normally good, but on national airlines things like overbooking and lost reservations are so common that veteran travellers usually ignore them. President Jean-Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic race complained that to visit Campala, Uganda, fewer than ,000 air miles away, he had to go to Paris and London and iack again. Volunteer workers wanted for CUSO overseas service TORONTO (CP) Wanted volunteers for Canadian Uiiivcr slty Service Overseas. Idealist., need not apply. "Some people display wha we call 'the white man's burden outlook' and make it sound as though the white mail has been given a mandate from God to improve the lot of the downtrod den. "If that's their only reason for going, we have to bring them down to earth quickly." CUSO interviewers like Doug las Martin are trained to take (his jaundiced view of ideal to prevent the possibility of peo p 1 e suffering disillusionmen when they discover what little impact their contribution really does make. In fact some people have said Mr. Martin, "tlia: the volunteer workers gain far more than the country they worked and often there's a great deal to truth to that." Mr. Martin's knowledge comes from personal experi- ence. He spent two years in Kenya as a teacher in a technol- ogical institute. He has been a CUSO inter- viewer for a year now, serving in one of 80 local committees al universities, colleges and insti- tutes of technology across Can- ada. SKILLS IN DEMAND .The sort of people they are looking for are like Dan am Cathy Hazlett, a young marriet couple with a range of skill: and experience that is rare am much in demand in developing countries. Dan, 25, is E microbiologis and has already had one stin with CUSO, teaching in Tanza nia. Cathy, 23, has taught biol South Pole expedition scheduled MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Wai ter Pederson, who went to the North Pole in 1968 says he wit lead a snowmobile expedition to the South Pole. Pederson says a successful venture would. make him the first man to reach both poles by surface travel. He was the mechanical engi- neer on the Ralph Plaisted polar expeditions of 1967-68 and was one of four men to reach tie North Pole in April, 1068. The trip from Me- Murdo Sound across the Ross ce shelf and the Trans-Antarc- Jc Mountains to tie South Pole is expected to take three weeks, said Pederson of St. Cloud, rfinn. The expedition will leave the United States Dec. 15, he said. WORKED ALONE During the four years it took rlichelangelo to complete the 43 separate figures on the resco on the Sistine Chapel eiling, he worked alone except or a plasterer and a color mixer. ogy for !he last two years and like her husband graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor of science de- gree. She too has had some pre- vious experience with a com- munity program in Mexico and now feels that as a teacher she would be more valuable to a de- veloping country than to Can- ada. Their final destination will re- sult from a matching of what they have to offer with the needs of a particular country in the world area of their choice- East Africa. Volunteers are paid ai about the same rale as local people doing similar jobs, wlu'ch in Dan and Cathy's case would be about ?125 a month each. COUPLES ACCEPTED Established in 1961, CUSO is a technical assistance program which operates according to the priorities of the countries con- cerned. There arc at present 1.200 volunteers serving in about 10 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Anyone qualifies who has a degree, diploma or certified skill for which CUSO has a re- quest, provided they are healthy, Canadian citizens or landed immigrants intending to take out citizenship. 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