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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Do-it-yourself truck developed TORONTO V o 1 k swagen has designed a simple, rugged vehicle capable of being pro- duced with limited assembly facilities in developing coun- tries. Designed to carry people or products on roads and trails everywhere under all sorts of climatic conditions, the new pick-up is being offered in kit form for local assembly. Pow- ered by the air-cooled Beetle angine, the truck has i'rorf. wheel drive, a torsion bar front suspension and a simple rear axle suspended by leaf springs. Payload for the truck is pounds. The chassis consists of easy- to-fabricate C-beams with weld- ed supports for spring hang- ers, shock absorber towers and front suspension The spare tire is carried amidsbip. under the flat cargo bed, A heater is included as standard equipment. The cab is made up from sheet metal parts which can be made on a metal bending ma- chine. The cargo bed Is wood and there are side bench seats which can be arranged to meet the kind of service for which the truck will be used. Fabrication of the new vehi- cle requires only metal bending and shearing tools and gas welding equipment. Volkswagen supplies the more complicated machined components such as engine, steering gear and trans- mission. Price for rights to the vehicle and estimated production costs were not announced. Thursday, May 10, 1973 THE UTHBRID6I HMALB 27 1 New vehicle A vehicle for developing countries is being offered by Volkswagen. carrier vehicle designed for loco! manufacture can be built with simple sembly equipment. Kidnapping in South America a way of Hie The kidnapping and re- lease of the U.S. consul-gen- eral in Guadalajara, Mex- ico, was the latest in a wave of political abductions in Latin America that be- gan more than four years ago in Brazil. This dispatch from Argentina, where kid- napping has reached epi- demic proportions this year, reviews the phenomenon that has made diplomatic service in Latin America a hazardous precession. By ROBERT D. OHMAN BUENOS AIRES (API Sept. 4. 1969, anti-government guerrillas in Rio de Janeiro kid- napped the U.S. ambassador to Brazil. C. Burke Elbrick, He was freed after the gov- ernment released 15 prisoners, but his abduction set in motion a wave of political kidnapping in Latin America. 1970. and freed him in exchange for one prisoner. A month later, on March 6. they traded U.S. la- bor attache Sean Holly for three convicts. Then they seized the West German ambassador, Count Karl von Spreti, and murdered him when the govern- ment, refused their demand for and freedom for 22 prisoners. Tough police reaction and public condemnation sub- merged the guerrilla campaign. of the victims have been wealthy ranchers and businessmen in the poor Pacific Coast states of Sinalda and Guerrero. Lucio Cabanas and his Justification Brigade of the Party of the Poor have been responsible for most of the nine abductions in Guerrero since 1967: three of the hostages have been slain. Tupamaro guerrillas kidnapped 13 persons from 1968 until last year, when cial for political gain Guatemala. Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina. There also were Isolated cases in the Dominican Republic, Columbia and Bolivia. Common criminals, noting the reluctance of governments to risk the lives of those kid- napped, decided it was easier bo snatch a. wealthy victim for a cash ransom than rob a bank. Some kidnappings go unre- ported to protect the victims' lives, but there have been more than 200 since 1969 in Argen- tina, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala. It ia estimated that a fourth of ttiese were committed by anti-government guerrillas, gen- erally leftists or anarchists. Most of the victims were re- leased unharmed after the kid- nappers' conditions were met, but a dozen have been slain. the Tupamaros killed four government officials on April 14, 1972, Congress de- clared internal war and gave the army a free hand. Within six months, more than suspects were in jail and about 20 guerrillas were slain. abduction of three ambassadors and a con- sul-general between September. 1969, and December, 1970, brought such a crackdown by the military regime that there have been no political kidnap- pings since. is an epi- a police official told re- porters recently when three kid- nap victims were being held and a fourth had just been seized. The death sentence now Is in force, however, in Buenos Aires and four other provinces for Argentina, alone, ransoms and re- lieu- last month for a British tobacco executive. Tough military measures in Brazil and Uruguay virtually have stamped out political napping. The crime has also ta- pered off in Guatemala, but it continues simmering in Mexico and has skyrocketed in Argen- tina. Argentine police registered rir major abductions in 1970 and three in 1071. They jumped to 18 in 1972 and soared to 29 in tte first four months of this a i Strawberries. aid hospital This te the country-by-country Guatemala Terrorists j seized Foreign Minister Alberto Fuentes Mohr in INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE R05SITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Mtone 327-1541 PICTURE BUTTE fSpecial) A new projector for hos- pital was decided upon as the latest project of the Picture Butte Hospital Auxiliary. Funds toward this project are being raised at the Flor- ence Nightingale Tea. It will take place in the hospital base- ment here May 10. Home baking and fancy sew- j ing will be featured. There will j be strawberries and ice cream j at the tea tables. 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