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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday. January 3, 1573 Britain has hopes in ECM gamble By MlCHAFl STEKN i brief summary pinpoint Ni-vi- York Times Service the mes: paL-Ji tvonom .1 p.ot- LCNTON entered are no: '.he Common Marke: oversea.-, open ber o: lies rosier ecoso- .j... --dc.mliming cor 1.10 one hand she gams :urne. p cs irJd-i- from me c :i tablv hiih level of i Disease killed more people than n'nrs Final victory near in global fight against smallpox GENEVA iAP1 Fir.jl vie-1 seems rear m the f'.ght s.t'iilltx'ivi. a that nils ki'ieti more people thar. all t'-e wars of history. Health Orsia-jzatioa of- ficials report "uriparilleleol suc- cvss" in "their docial efforts to eliminate the disease that has destroyed millions and left co'mtless blmcevi or ciis- Tb.e vaccine has been avail- rble for nearly CCO years, but up.til recently getting it to re- areas and mass innoeulations have KVQ major problems. N'ew cases have been reduced from -5 million to fever than iOO.OOO a year since a world- wide drive against smallpox launched in 1W7. The fig- ure may approach ?ero before the campaign marks its. 20th an- niversary, officials predict. Smallpox is believed to have started in Mian and Centra! Asia and spread westward. Scars like those caused by smallpox were found on the nutmniiiied head of the Egyp- tian pharaoh Kanises VI, ivho died in 116 B.C. The disease reached spectaoi- proportions in Europe, by the tirr.e of the in the 11th century. For hundreds oi after that it suvpt nations with appalling regularity. The disease struck rich and Fven royaltv could I no' escape. Peter II of Russia. j Ixjuis XV of France, Joseph I of Germany and Queen EUia- I beth I of England were victims. A slave of Spanish conqueror I Hemaado Cortez is, beh'eved to j have introduced smallpux to America in producing an epidemic that killed millions. Some historians have said the disease a principal factor i in the white man's cocquest of America. Smallpox vsccine u-as dls- covered in 1796 by Edward Jen- i ner. an English country dijctor I who noticed that milkmaids j who had suffered cowpox seemed ininiure to But it was decades later, after more epidemics including (ore that killerf 41.000 in EntaiB j smallpox vaccination became mar.da'.ory in I The disease was virtually 1 eUimnated in Europe and North America Mloning the Second War but when the World Health Organization began its campaign in smallpox was still a major threat in many de- ve'oping foUEtries, about 30 in all. In Africa, most countries south of the Sahara srere breed- ing grounds. In Asia, where smallpox mortality is highesi, it was out of control on the entire Indian subeoDti-sent and ta In- doresia. .v.viers m u'.nng pie to :.-e tcui-.. mncvative arrn er.ierpnsL-; mcusuries cf the PRICES RISING be ;re _-L-er or loser L- :he long PREDICT BOOST ac-. :o MAZDA ANNOUNCES 1973: THE YEAR OF THE ROTARY crienrec ft-or.o-r.y of, cent years. ihe ca'-'ea" izen b_ive nv' ci: and. have tj "ts co zee 2 ricjr-r Vzlirr. tr.e secre Ur.der :ue aec Er.tair. Lr> cr create ieir by ctly per cur y -.voulii arc prices duty per --her 11 crasses rranie or Crvr- Appeal planned in 1 511.S. Airer me Arm: 1 tnrlit bullet case By mLLlAM L. CH_iZE ATLANTA. C-i. A? A Eir-r accused ci mimder carries z bullet m his back. The state fe'e'r.ce ry a -..-nia; before s.-e Mi1-" ihe sin; be rtnoved fcr as :he Je- Or -icid retrieval ot fre bui'tt cocsi- t-jrional rirha of acc-jsec v-nreasocabie search and scinrre as as Tna: ii at ijsue in case of James Edward Creamer, cce of sever persons charged -rli murcer- ing Dr. Warrec B azd his physician vj'e Msy 7, The Georgia Supreme Coiri has ruled rhe surgery may be performed, but defence bvyers have ser-'ed n-jtice they ap- the case :o :he U.S. Sn- preme Cour_ The sirrgery has beec heic up uzui me matter is selrtled. The Matthews were ia an apparsr-t :o rob them a: i.teir home oircside the vms sr.c: m the sack and strruck repeatedly on head. Es wJe shot :z the r.ead. Her pis.- toi was rearby. Creamer. a 42-year-old drliter irrm Greenville. S.C.. was ar- rested sene later on an unrelated charge. He was ser> tenced :o I'S years in prlsor. for and auto men. Nothing a: thai time cccjiected him "1th Lhe In Aurist. the LT.'esu- into ite killings, turned up an in'omter "Ling to turn siDte'5 _erldence ;rair_- the killers. The a wr.o said she "as alor.g on the crime, iirie.t-c Creamer. She said had shot iri the hack by Mrs. before his bullets cu: her Superior Cotn Jucse Luther iclci Creamer of the charges 2nd also ;r.a: he was tho'iirlit to be carr-ir.c a iule; ia his back. Trc -ndte said he was of a search warrant 10 2llo-.v ex- cisior. of 'Jie si-g. Crcamor '-VILS illtyved to caii a win) vij.irousiy ;ecied to :he Alter '.he -fiiir.iir.a'-ion oi at Talmj.-i-e nfriLl Ko-tiiil ir. Auaista, Gi. Dor-or? had do- tf-t'.ed meta! in'j back r.rd romrA'a! of the l-r.'p of !-td would M simple, r -rjiri.-.g a local I compared S 2 ptr :or arkf-. tries. TR.U3E GROWTN'G Trace berseen Briiiin e orif beer. ET2-.vir_z :'or "an a decade. 1- :w. C'jk 15 per cen: c: pors: r.ov, ier take cent. The e-ilarsed mar ircl-dis Ireland lakes "0 per cen: eipcr-j The cf il-Is erdcrt r is esdmaiec 10 have m than J- biilion L- soverrmer: hows a C'i lir.g of this icral. roinrirr that cncs me SLt pins o-.i- mmii Mrrte tr-Lde arrcr.z ihem -tcrea have imr-t-e the m e; s serersl l against rheir joccs. e.ver 3r.iam ,-'._iii co'-ntries 1973. T'ne year the "nitron engine becomes obsolete. The year the world switches to Rotary power. The year .Mazda introduces a complete new line of rotary cars. RX-3'a. r.Gtic'eah'-; for or .NORTHERN The ' of Supremo Court, northern settlement. ;