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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, March 2, 1974 Tot locked in bedroom, dies in apartment blaze EDMONTON (CP) A five-year-old boy was killed Friday in an early morning fire that forced six families to evacuate a 40-year-old apartment building on the southeastern edge of the city's downtown area. Vincent Fritz, son of Don and Rita Fritz, died in the fire, which started in his bedroom about a.m. The boy had been locked in his room.- as were his two sisters in another bedroom, "because the kids used io get up early and run around." Mr. Fritz said in an interview. He was able to get Tammy, 3, and Dawn, 2, from an adjacent bedroom without difficulty, "but I couldn't get into his room." The Fritzs, both 25. and their other children escaped in night clothes. Mr. Fritz said he tried to sound the alarm by breaking the glass in a fire alarm box in the hallway "but they didn't work I broke three and it wouldn't go off." "I grabbed the other two kids and we ran outside with them. I went back in and tried to get into Vincent's room. I made it almost as far as his bed. I shouted for him to come to me but he didn't answer. "I just couldn't get to him." Six units responded to the lire which was contained in the Fritz apartment, although there was heavy smoke damage throughout the rest of the building. Four men escaped by jump- ing seven feet from a second- storey window to the ground. Mrs. Ahmed Mustafo and her three children fled down a fireman's ladder from a third- floor suite. Mr. Fritz said his family was asleep when his wife heard Vincent scream. "He only screamed twice I tried to get into his bedroodm but it was too hot.. I really tried." Fire officials believe the fire may have been started by Vincent playing with matches. Stanfield claims estimates misleading OTTAWA (CP) Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said today the government is deliberately misleading the public about the size of the increase in 1974- 75 main spending estimates issued Thursday. He said in the Commons Fi- nance Minister John Turner LETHBRIDGE WEST PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING Monday, March El Rancho Motel p.m. Highlights: 1. Election of Officers 2. Guest Speaker has indicated spending is up by only about 10 per cent while the actual increase is really about 20 per cent. The estimates list budgetary spending of billion, up billion from the 1973-74 estimates of billion a year ago. Mr. Stanfield said non-budg- etary as loans, in- vestments and deliberately ignored because they change the fiscal picture drastically. These amounted to mil- lion in the current fiscal year and are estimated at bil- lion for the year beginning April 1. This would bring the 1974-75 total to billion, which is about 20 per cent more than the comparable combined tigure of billion for this tiscal year. Mr. Turner stuck to the main estimates, saying the increase is about 10 per cent, not the 20 per cent estimated by Mr. Stanfield. He said the increase is largely destined for social im- provement programs to protect those on fixed incomes homesA haven't already mailed a coupon for unusual money-saving Phone us for details homes Serving the growing needs of Canadian families. in the news Emperor Haile Selassie Change evolves slowly in feudal Ethiopia New York Times Service He built a railroad, opened factories to process food, make clothing and manufacture construction materials. He has even begun plans for building his country's first earth satellite communications station. But under Emperor Haile Selassie I, ruler of Ethiopia for almost half a century, these changes in the economic condition of his feudal northeast African nation did not happen overnight. Nor. in his view, should they have. The 81 year old emperor, who has held to a firm policy of gradual progress for the predominantly agricultural country of 26 million people, recently was faced with civil rioting over inflation and unemployment and now is confronted with an uprising by dissident troops. The discontent among the troops appears to reflect a conviction that their standard of living has failed to keep pace with their most basic needs. Long regarded as a symbol of stability on the African continent, the emperor has nevertheless had a markedly turbulent reign, dotted with assassination attempts, aborted coups and a persistent secessionist movement in the Red Sea province of Eriterea, a former Italian colony. HAILE SELASSIE In spite of these, he has established a long record of reforms in his own country and, as symbolic head of the Organization of African Unity, helped to thrust the African continent into an vocal world increasingly presence on the scene. In 1924, eight years after pronouncing himself regent to Emperor Menelik's he placed on the throne, Haile Selassie abolished slavery in Ethiopia. This was the first in a slow but steady process of reforms based on his belief that social and economic advances should be paced to accommodate the least ready. The emperor has achieved a degree of modernization with .projects in hydroelectric power, improved highway and rail systems and gains in education and health. In recent years, for land reform measures to modify the centuries old system of tenant farming controlled by commercial farm projects. But these efforts have been frustrated to a large degree by pressure from the landowners in parliament. A proposal that would have expanded educational opportunities beyond the estimated 25 per cent of the young people who are now able to attend school was widely resented by students and teachers because it was poorly explained, inciting their role in the urban riots last week. A wiry, bearded man. his 5 feet, two inch height magnified by a strikingly imperial bearing, Selassie 4s perhaps best remembered in the West for his vain appeal to the League of Nations in 1936 for help against the Italian occupation of his country. Since then, he has repeatedly warned that the United Nations must be strengthened if it is to avoid following the league's footsteps to collapse. After a 1971 visit in Peking with Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Premier Chou En-Lai, when the controversy over the possible seating of Communist China in the United Nations was at its height, he declared that "the more nations to recognize the significance of expanding relations with China the better." A year later he became the first head of state to receive the United Nations Peace Medal, for his lifelong support of UN principles. The emperor was born on July 23, 1892, a cousin of the Emperor Menelik but not in direct line to the throne. After a period of political infighting, he was proclaimed king in 1928 and emperor with a string of titles including "Conquering Lion of the Tribe of "Elect of God" and "King of Kings" in 1930. He is considered to be Ethiopia's 255th monarch, and by tradition a direct descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. In recent years.- following the death of his wife of 50 years and several of his children, the emperor has grown lonely. Ottawa's electronic pill signals from your insides NOW By JEFF CARRUTKRRS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Shades ot James Bond! Now the Canadian military have a miniature radio trans- mitter you swallow. Defence Research Board scientists have developed an electronic "pill" that broadcasts the internal body temperature of the person who swallows it. The device, the size and shape of a typical gelatin tran- quilizer capsule, is designed to prevent arned forces' divers from literally freezing to death during very deep dives of up to 1000 feet below the MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information A Prevenlalive surface in the cold, off-shore waters of Canada. And the armed forces is con- sidering using the technique for gathering other medical information from inside the human body and broadcasting it to nearby radio receivers. The scientists at the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) in Toronto have even saved the Canadian taxpayer a considerable sum with their new device. The devices are available on the commercial market for each. The DGIEM scientists have recently developed a small-scale mass- production approach that produces just what the doctor ordered for as little as each. The cost saving.also makes it more convenient for the patient (in this case the since there is no longer the financial necessity to recover the electronic device once it has passed through an individual's diges- tive system, as was necessary with the more expensive com- mercial models. Dr. K. M. Ackles. head of the group at DCIEM that developed the miniature radio body temperature transmitter, explained in a recent interview that deep divers face the danger of slowly losing their body heat without knowing it. becoming anesthetized, and possibly dy- ing. Most of the waters around Canada are very cold most of the year. But in addition, the divers lose a lot of body heat to the special mixture of oxygen and helium they must breathe at during deep dives. The compressed helium- oxygen gas mixture conies into the diver's lungs cold and removes large quantities of heat when the diver exhales. With the radio a diver would have a constant check on his internal body temperature. If the temperature starts to drop, the diver can be recalled to hs submersible or ship before the heat loss becomes dangerous. The DCIEM device consists of a thermistor an electronic thermometer device that produces an electrical current related to the temperature hooked to a miniature AM radio transmitter run by a battery the diameter of a thin pencil. The electronics are contained in a plastic capsule which looks like a medical pill. The pill is then coated with a plastic, so that it won't dissolve while passing through the gastrointestinal tract. The radio "pill" transmits a pulsed signal to a small radio transceiver worn by the diver on his belt. The radio "pill" has a range of only about two feet. The temperature signal is then relayed to a nearby submersible of the surface ship either by radio or via the umbilical cord securing the diver and providing him with his oxygen helium "air." is the time to look at your asphalt require- ments for 1974. We now have two asphalt plants to serve the City of Lethbridge and District. Asphalt will be available by the ton or truck load. If you have a parking lot or driveway or any other asphalt us now for a free es- timate. 328-9196 TQLLESTRUP CONSTRUCTION HARDUTE LENSES... Maximum protection for Children who wear Glasses Shatterproof for maximum eye protection. Lighter on their faces. Only half the weight of ordinary lenses. warranty against eye injury. Available in all prescriptions. OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. 308 -7ih ST S LETHBRIDGE Phone 3609 HL101 ORDERING BY PHONE? PLAN YOUR NEEDS AND AVOID SMALL ORDERSI Effective immediately Eaton's Store and Catalogue will be applying a "Small Order Handling Charge" of on each tele- phone order with a total merchandise value under 5.00. We suggest that you schedule your ordering so that the total value of each order is greater than 5.00. To order by phone, dial Eaton's Buy-line 3214811 NICK OSTAFICHUK FARM SALE Located 2 miles north and 5% mites east of Vauxhall on Hays road. Tuesday, March Sale noon LUNCH AVAILABLE 1 Chrome set; chairs; beds; mattresses; card table and chairs; stacking stools; table saw; doors and win- dows; 2 truck gas tanks; bicycles; 2 gas pumps; G.E. inch; high chair; crib; radio: small pool table; 1 bench grinder; 1 post drill; dresser; chesterfield and chair; 1 rocker; 303 rifle: desk; toys; fishing equipment; stove; dishes: magazine rock; waffle iron; Coleman camp stove; metal cabinet: 2 bottom disc plow: 3 pi. hitch: swath turner; swath packer; fence post and wire; grease guns; 10x18 4 inch by 16 ft. auger; 2 quarter horse; motor with pumps; 1 gear oil dis- penser; grease gun filler; 4 tractor tires: 1 Horse cul- tivator; electric soldering iron; painting equipment; Ireco miniature lawn sprinkler set irrigation tarps. Gate valves; C welding hoses; soldering iron and carbon arc for Forny welder, carburetor for Ford; 70 bags of cement; 40 gal. pressure tank; good used tires; tractor umbrella: Massey Harris 35 diesel tractor; 3 point hitch; dual hydraulic: live tires, low hours. To fit above tractor: 2 bottom 14 inch plow; 2 bottom disc plow; 7 foot cultivator; 7 foot blade; No. 9 John Deere Mower. 4.6 C.S.M. air compressor with 50 foot hose. Miller Thunderbolt. Acetyl- ene welder with contract. 3 inch portable Honda pump with gas engine. 2 inch high pressure pump. 1 Vi horse electric motor. 25-40 foot 3 inch sprinkler pipe. 8-20 foot 3 inch sprinkler pipe. 6-25 foot power poles treat- ed. AUCTIONEER Bernard Erickson No. 010420 ;