Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
In Africa: East-West links sorely lacking Wcdntsdoy, May 16, 1973 THE lETHBRIDQE HtKAlO 91 LAST MONTH IN HISTORY By NICHOLAS MOORE NAIROBI, KENYA (Beuter) Often the quickest way to get from East Africa to West Africa is to fly north to Paris, London or Rome, change planes and fly south. For even in this second dec- ade of Black Africa's independ- ence, east-west communications links across this vast continent leave much to be desired. It is possible to fly direct from Nairobi to Lagos, on the right days of the week, for trans-continental air services do barely exist. There is no railway across Africa, There are roads. But the drive from here across to Ni- geria would prove to be a stern test both of man and machine. Now, however, all this is to change. There are bold plans for a Trans-African high- way from Mombasa, Kenya, to Lagos, with a hardtop, paved roadway linking, like beads on a string, the nations of Kenya, Zaire (the former the Central African Re- public, Cameroon and Nigeria. MAY REACH OTHERS A network of feeder roads may bring half-a-dozen more states into the transcontinental hookup.' Recently, a co-ordinating committee of the SIT across whose territory the pro- jected highway wall pasb met 10 discuss the plan at Mombasa, under the chairmanship of Dr Robert Gardiner, executive sec- retary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Af- rica. Gardiner told participants the project could be completed within five years. The cost is not yet estimated, although pre- liminary surveys by British ex- perts have show" tbnf roads, and road alignments, could be uliJi- mean a total expenditine per- haps as low as S50 million Vice-President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya told the co-ordi- nating committee "It is my belief that the con- struction of this highway will make it possible for the most humble trader on the west coast, for instance, to sell his groundnuts in the eastern part of Africa. "It will create an artery across central Africa which will act, in my view, as a central contact point where all the var- ied types of people in our part of the world can meet freely trrde freely and live freely United Ho. itv Council con- iroel's mill- Hcch in Lebanon. flood dam- age estimated at mere than 425 million as seven million acres were I inundated along the I Mississippi River. EOIiUVISiiprem. Court ruled that torn- panics must disclose total purchase price and all "hidden" charges on goods sold. __ i U.S. housc- vives began boycott of meat Prices dented only in rare places. _________Presidtn} Nixon announced ht a planning a "grand tour" of Europe in the fall. _______Irifiih chtrrer airliner embed in lasel, 1M killed _____ Sikkim't leaders appmltd to In- dia far help in purtlnf politico! turmoil. ____ Lcjtknovn Army CirMUfc- ert- T. WJiife, it. leased in the Mekong delta. President in pledged to sus- pend any person indict- ed in the Watergate burglary and bugging. ._. __ Pojbla Heat- so, orris! genius, died at age 91 at his villa in Maugms, France. EUU9B1 Pape Paul ,VI called far peace in Indochina, Middle East and Northern Ireland, in his faster messoje in Rome. Israeli com- mando! raided Arab guerrilla base Itirat and Sidon, Lebanon, killed three juerril.'i lenders. SIMPSONS Sears pnqueror of Everest, Edmupd Hillary, seal on this tent Hillary 2-man pack tent 7Q98 Sir Edmund Hillary. Conqueror of Mt. Everest, has tested and approved this tent. Hillary knows tents inside out. His life depended upon one. This 2- man nylon pack tent features a fiberglass frame and aluminum centra ridge to suspend tent under tension for taunt, arched support. The separate, urethane coated nylon fabric fly stakes down over roof area for maximum protection in rainy weather. Sleeping area: 5 x 7 ft. Centre height: 4-ft. Packs in 22" x diam. case. Weight: Flystakes incl. Orange colour. SPORTS CENTRE WHERE THE NEW IDEAS ARE nts for trail blazers Go-Pack 3 man nylon tent Has outside frame The water- proofed nylon is strong yet light- weight Sewn-in acrylic coated floor. Zippered scieen door. centre height. Two-man Nylon pack tent Two-man Nylon pack tent 24 98 This nylon pack tent with aluminum frame weighs only Has vinyl coated floor. Front zippered screen door, nylon screening in rear window. 5'x7'x3V2' high. Waterproofed sewn-in plastic floor. Easy set-up aluminum outside poles. 5x7x3'6" high. I I'll nmary backpacks- our largest capacity packs 32 98 1 compartment oxford weave nylon bag. 4 side pockets Hillary 1. STORE HOURS: Open daily from a.m to 5.30 p.m., Thurs. and Fri a.m. to p.m., Centre Village Mall, Telephone 328-9213.