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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Spring on the farm Just about anything can happen on the farm and often does. A baby goat and a cat seem to have a little spring fever on the farm of Bill Mauser near London, Ontario. The kid fs just one of 21 goats born on the Hauser farm this spring; May 23, 1973 THE UTHMIDOI HftAlD 35 Mrs. Traxler hosts club ETZKOM (HNS) 'The Community Club held its May meeting at the home of Mrs. Claud (Faith) Traxler with 10 members present. Boll-call involved flower for the hostess. The June roll-call was chang- ed to toiletries for the Pleasant View Lodge at Bow Island in- stead of the usual food hamper. Mrs. Rose Burger held her hobo tea at the home of Mri. Glen (Ivy) Lee. The hostess gift went to Maurice (Hazel) adman after which a lunch was served by the hostess. The next meeting is scheduled for June 13 at the home of Mrs. Harry (Betty) Cooper. UN researches napalm: i r i Greek fire still kills By MAX WILDE London Observer As warfare still flickers and flares in Indo-China, a report on napalm, probably the most lethal weapon in re- cent use, has been prepared for the United Nations. One of its users describes the clinging fire of napalm as the "best all-round weapon in (the war in) when a total of tons was used. But the report says that fire bombing in Vietnam in 1966 spread as much napalm as was used in the entire Korean war, and by March, 1X8 one hundred thousand tons had been used. No later figures are quoted. The report was prepared by experts appointed by the Governments of Nigeria, Ro- mania, Czechoslovakia, Swe- den, the Soviet Union, Peru and Mexico. There was no American participant, but Dr. Frederick W. Ackroyd, of Harvard Medical School, helped the experts as a pri- vate consultant. ANCIENT WEAPON Napalm is a legacy from ancient warfare. It was the "Greek fire" of the Byzan- tines, a petroleum-based liq- uid incendiary composition that came into prominent use in the seventh century AD. Its revolutionary character- istic lay in the means of de- livery, designed by Callimcus, a Syrian engineer and archi- tect: a high capacity pump mounted in the bows of ships or on the walls of a city. In modern times the use of napalm, has increased rap- idly only in the past 30 years. One reason is its cheapness. It is based on petroleum oil, with a current market price of around per metric ton compared with per met- Glen Little rebuilds Taber school TABER (HNS) -Glen Little Construction Co. of Lethbridge has the contract for rebuilding the portion of Central School which was swept by fire April 9. A construction contact Issued at the town office covers labor and materials in the amount of Completion of the building re- pair, and replacement of furni- ture and books destroyed in the Monday evening fire will bring the total expenditure to about according to early esti- mates. Negotiations are continuing with the school division's insur- ance carrier as to the exact amount of loss occasioned in the fire. ric ton for white phosphor- ous, and per metric ton for magnesium. AM it gen- erates a great deal more heat. ADHESIVE To prevent the oil from burning away in one rela- tively harmless flash, it is mixed to make it adhesive. At first rubber was used, then polymers, but more re- cently it was found that cer- tain soaps had advantages, especially soap made from a mixture of coconut, naphthen- ic and oleic acids. This be- came the real napalm. Instead of leaving a nozzle as a coarse spray of limited range it can be thrown long distances. Used from the air napalm, is often put in a thin-walled container of about 400 lit.Vs. When this strikes the ground the napalm is scattered over an elliptical area about 120 metres long and 25 metres wide. A singjle fighter-bomlber can carry several of these big fire-bombs under its wings. MASSIVE FIRE Uncontrollable because of the massive spread of fire, napalm is scattered in large gobbets, so that people in a target area are likely to be hit by a substantial mass of it. "What also tends to hap- says the report, "is that when they (the victims) try to remove the napalm, from their skin, or strip off burning clothes, they spread it over other parts of their bodies, particularly their hands." Field observations have shown that more than a quarter of people struck by napalm are likelv to be burn- ed over a quarter of their bodies. Doctors, who formerly clas- sified burns as first, second and third degree, now ex- tend them to fourth and fifth degrees when napalm com- pletely chars the skin and penetrates to the bones and internal organs. If a victim of fourth de- gree burns stays alive for one day his condition will be critical for the next 30 to 40 days. And in this time he often dies from, infections. Fewer than 20 per cent of casualties are likely to win tihrough to convalescence, which itself Is arduous and painful. They then have to come to terms with deformi- ties and disabilities. TREATMENT To treat war-time vic- tims having 30 per cent burns, saps the report, re- quires litres of plasma, litres of blood, litres of Ringer's lactate solu- tion (a balanced salt solu- 250 trained surgeons and physicians, and around skilled attendants. Badi patient needs a hospi- tal bed for four or five months, Even in developed coun- tries, these requirements would be difficult to mobil- ize; in developing countries they might be far beyond reach. According to the report napalm may not only burn, but soffocate or poison its victims. The intense burning can exhaust oxygen in the local air, and large amounts of deadly carbon monoxide may be generated. To increase the destructive power of napalm aluminium powder may be added to in- crease burning temperatures, white phosphorous to re-ignite napalm fires that have been put out and to increase the toxic effect, sodium to en- able napalm to catch fire on water. Today, the report warns, development continues to- wards even more destruc- tive incendiary weapons, and because they, are easy to make, their possession may spread to a growing number of States. The use of napalm is chem- ical warfare, and in the pro- hibition or control of this the United Nations has made no progress so far. 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