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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LITHMIDOE HIRALO-43 die in drought area By JOHN TALBOT ADDIS ABABA At least people ire esti- mated to hive died in the last six months in a drought which has ravaged central and northern Ethiopia. A United Nations report has estimated the dead at more than and adds that the total could well reach as high as The drought-stricken which have been without rain for about a are situated in the provinces of Wollo and all to the north of Addis Ababa. But as bad as the loss of human the death toll among livestock has been ca- tastrophic. like all developing relies almost totally on its agricul- ture and the country folk of the stricken regions are desti- tute. Not only has the scorching sun burned the crops of mil- maute and other but the pools and ponds have dried up and the deprived of fodder and have died in tens of thousands. A drive through the famine areas a few weeks ago re- vealed thousands of skeletons of sheep and all picked white by vultures and hyenas. Some farmers managed to drive their starving beasts to local but the great majority of the crea- tures were too weak to make this last journey. The real trouble started ear- ly this year when the generally the high plateau in failed to materialize. The in the plateau normally fall from mid-June to mid-September. By the beginning of the skies have cleared and there is uninterrupted sun- shine for the next four months until the next Between the great and the small the farmers plant the new crop. But this year there has been a total crop failure hi the drought-stricken areas. By starving country folk were streaming into the towns for food and the author- ities were forced to set up famine refugee camps where supplies could be distributed. Tales of the horror and the indescribable filth of these where the inhabitants lived and died in their own ex- have been broad- cast and televised outside but the Ethiopian government declares that these reports were based on unprecedented ignorance and Food and relief is pouring into the alone has contributed plus food supplies from such organizations as the British Christian churches and the Overseas Develop- ment Agency. But the effects of the drought and the famine will continue well into next year despite the massive effort by international agencies. Cattle health hazards feared Love at first sight a one-year-old Indian nuzzles was rescued by rangers and sent to his mate Rhonda at their first meeting at the Gladys Austria and then onto the United States and the zoo. Porter Zoo m Texas. whose mother It is hoped that Raja and Rhonda will help restore the was killed by poachers in the Kaziranga Reserve at almost extinct species. Air Transport Command hasn't lost passenger Ont. The Canadian Armed Forces' Air Transport Command which began 25 years hasn't lost a passenger yet. Between the elderly DC-3 Dakotas and the North Stars of and the sleek Boeing 707s and thundering Hercules of there have been some crew but no accidents affecting passengers. hesitate to mention this because you know what happens to a pitcher after someone says he's got a no- hitter said Maj.-Gen. Hugh ATC commanding officer Maj -Gen McLachlan pre- sides over a fleet of 75 air- coast to men and women in and civilians. His fleet includes five Boeing 707s and 23 Hercules. The ATC operating budget which doesn't include service and civilian is about million for 1973- 74 CELEBRATION PLANNED Along with supplying Arctic running transatlan- tic operations in support of Canada's troops in Europe and hauling five million tons of grain and dry milk to drought-ridden Niger over a sixweek and running searches for lost civilian air- ATC had planned a cele- bration for its silver anni- versary. Although the date was set in air and ground festivities were planned for when the public is customarily invited to the base for the air show But an-old-ATC socked in the airport and not one aircraft took off. While it hasn't lost a passen- the command has is highly experienced pilots to the commercial air- lines. The leak is not as bad as in the when the airlines were so hungry for good men they practically camped out- side bases in Germany and wined and dined fliers at the best hotels. This 134 pilots have applied for premature a minimum of five years with the armed the 32 of them from ATC's total of 350. Maj.-Gen. McLachlan said about 30 will go to better- paying airline the others are older men taking early pensions. Maj. Jerry ATC staff officer for flight said he receives about a year and estimates his pen- sion at A friend with whom he started flying in Winnipeg is an Air Canada captain who gets a year and can look forward to a pension of about he said. ATG-had its beginnings in the Second World War direc- torate of air which was formed in 1943. It co- ordinated the ferrying of air- craft across Canada and the airlifting of mail and personnel to the various war theatres. Over the ATC air- craft have airlifted troops and supplies to the Korean supported United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Congo and flown countless miles on mercy mis- sions to drought-and earthquake-seared and ferried royalty and Canada's diplomats to other countries. New medical worker By MARIA BRADEN Ky. experimental program has segun at the University of Kentucky that may pave the way for a new career in nedicine and relieve jhysicians of many of their luties. hope to train a multi- purpose person who can assist i doctor in a clinic or Dr. Earl lirector of the program. The new kind of medical worker will be certified as a 'physician's after of a two-year course. Dr Vastbinder said a physician's assistant should je able to take over many Juties that a physician now freeing him for Tiore specialized practice. physician's assistant will be the one who sees the Mtient who will help a jerson in primary he He should be able to give routine physical ex- treat minor nlments and recognize abnor- malities in a patient. The six men and four women enrolled in the program will be exposed to a variety of courses. First- semester courses include anatomy and physiology and medical ethics want to help them define the limits of their recognize their responsibilities to the patient and learn what they can treat and not Dr. Vastbinder said. A major difference in the role of the nurse and the physician's assistant is that nurses are taught not to treat a patient without a physician's supervision whereas the physician's assistant will be taught simple physical diagnosis. Students will have an oppor- tunity to examine patients during the course and are re- quired to do six-week clinical rotations in several different areas of medicine. In the pediatrics clinic they will learn about growth and about nutritional problems and about the sick and well child. In obstetrics and students will learn to counsel give a routine pelvic take Pap smears and give instructions on birth all of which are functions now handled by the doctor. In a- physician's assistant will learn antiseptic how to suture minor set plaster casts and administer local anesthetics. Students will also be expos- ed to family medicine prac- getting a broad range of experience so that they can function like- family doctors. Students will also study radiology and learn practical application of x-ray techni- ques. At the end of their training the students enter a three- month similar to a medical student's internship. Eight of the 10 students- enrolled in the program are college graduates All are re- quired to have at least three years' training or experience in medically-related fields. Students going to China TORONTO A six- day week which includes regular calisthenics will be undertaken by 20 Canadian students who leave for Peking this month for up to two years of study in China's capital. Asia will be Roberta Bra- ngam's third continent. Born in Northern the red- haired 23-year-old came to Canada as a child and it was only in her fourth year at McGill University that she tegan studying Chinese. study schedule is and the Chinese are nsisting on a strict moral she w Miss Brangam expects an exciting experience among tw 4AO pant Peking Language Institute. The overseas students will number 150 and come from Zambia and Mali. Most will have Chinese room-mates and all will enjoy one teacher to each three students. GET CHANCE TO TRAVEL The Canadians will study modern Chinese history as well as the language and literature. They will have a month's holiday early in 1974 when they will be able to travel around the country. The cost of their stay will be divided between the Canadian government and their univer- sities. Five are sponsored by u.. ty of Toronto and 10 by the Association of Universities and Canadian Colleges. Miss Brangam says a new track and swimming pool are being built at the language in- stitute and she is looking for- ward to the discussion groups where she will be able to talk with other foreign students. The Canadians can also attend National Film Board showings at the Canadian Em- bassy. The external affairs depart- ment will brief them during their five-day stopover at Hong Kong before they arrive in Peking Nov. 23. It has already warned the students to bring their own film attf invtant INFLATION SOARS SANTIAGO Chile's cost of living rose 87.6 per cent during pushing the inflationary rate to 449.2 per cent for the first 10 months of the the national statistics institute reported Monday. The military junta that overthrew the government of President Salvador Allende in September has estimated that inflation might register to per cent by the end of the year. Ont. Health hazards to cattle may result from delays this year in the normal movement of Western feeder cattle to On- tario feeder says an On- .tario ministry of agriculture and food cattle diseases specialist. Dr. D. G. Davis said fluc- tuating market conditions and good weather in the West are causing producers to leave their calves on the cows longer than usual. cat- tle should already be in the feedlots to give them time to become accustomed to local conditions he said. well as normal stress caused by the cattle may suffer from bad weather en route here or poor weather conditions when they reach Shipping he is the most common health problem found in feeder cattle. But plenty of good grass and adequate water are important elements in reduc- ing this danger. PNEUMONIA UP The Ontario Veterinary College has found chronic pneumonia is on the increase among feeder cattle. For preventive measures he recommended washing down and disinfecting isolation pens for newly-arrived cattle In- stallation of chutes would also make handl- ing and treatment of cattle much easier. Once a diseased animal is it should be treated intensively for about three said Dr. Davis. problem is that operators don't treat illness He said a treatment diary should be kept to show the animal's including chemicals used if a local veterinarian is treating the case Combat those Miserable Fall Colds For relief of coughs and sore throats due to colds 79 Decongestant to relieve the misery of colds Coricidin 'D' 1.49 24's SHOPPERS DRUG MART Village Mall Phone 328-8442 ideas begin McGregor Dress Socks Solid and Two Tone 75 Argyle a. Fine siretch hose made of Kroy Wool and Nylon. Sizes Reg. pair. c. Unshrinkable sock made of Kroy Wool and Nylon. Sizes Reg. pair. 2-tone and solid colors Fancy. Simpsons-Sears Ltd.- at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee aaHsfacHon or money i and free delivery Store Open daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 326-9231 ;