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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Tokyo, JapanWarning on poisons How to keep children Safe Washington in an Effort to Cut Down on the number of accidental deaths by Poison 3,700 a year Many of them children the american red Cross has recommended safety measures to keep poisons stored safely and insure their proper use. These safety tips Are offered to prevent children from swallowing poisons us keep Housen old products out of the reach and the sight of children preferably in a locked Cabinet or closet. If you must leave the room while using one of these items even for an instant remove the Container to a Safe place. Store medicines separately from household articles and Al ways keep these items in their original containers never in cups or soft drink bottles. Do not take Medicine from an unlabelled bottle. Be sure tha tall products Are properly marked and read the Label each time before using. Utilize safety packaging and child resistant packages an containers. Avoid taking Medicine in the presence of children because they tend to imitate. In speaking of Medicine to children Call them by their Correct names and do not refer to them As candies. Safeguard especially pills that Are candied or coloured since children will eat them like Candy. Clean out your Medicine Cabinet periodically. Get rid of old medicines by Flushing them Down the toilet rinsing the Container in water and then discarding it. Date All drugs when you buy them. Weed out the leftovers regularly especially drugs your doctor prescribed for a particular not eat or serve foods that look or smell abnormal. Forbid Small children to eat or drink drugs chemicals plants or berries they find outside of the Home. Outdoors protect eyes and skin when using insect poisons Weedkiller solvents and cleaning agents. Follow directions carefully be sure to Wash thoroughly after each use of these things an remove contaminated clothing promptly. If products Are spilled be certain to clean up thoroughly. First Aid treatment in cases of accidental poisoning by Mouth when the victim is conscious and the antidote is not Given on the bottle is to dilute or neutralizer the Poison As quickly As possible with water or milk. Induce vomiting except in cases where Strong acids Strong Alkalis or Petroleum products have been swallowed. Get the victim to the nearest Hospital or Telephone your local Poison control Center. Take a red Cross first Aid course to learn More about Poison prevention and what to do for various poisons. Pm Lay school massacre still smolders in Viet by Tad Bartimus Cai Lay South Vietnam a before 2 55 . Nomarch 9, the lives of the 5,000 children of Cai Lay elementary school revolved around their 47 classrooms 70 teachers text books and Idle hours of pranks and Friendship. But on that hot saturday after noon in the Mekong Delta a single explosion brought the Vietnam War into their school Yard and killed 23 Little boys. I left 86 others wounded 11 of them maimed for weeks later the bodies have been buried the wounds Are Healing and about half of the injured pupils have returned to their desks. But the fear and horror has t gone am afraid. I go to school still but now i am afraid said Nguyen Thi thu thao a first grader with Short dark curls an soulful Black eyes. My Friend be Mot died. Replayed together but now he s gone to the cemetery. I Don know if he is coming Back or not. I miss him she said Wip ing away sudden tears on her simple White school i opened my eyes and saw my Mother i cried Mother am i dying " remembered Pham Van Sun a third Grade who constantly fiddled with his Gauze draped left hand. When iwas in the Hospital people came to see me and gave me Money and cookies and candies. My wound has t healed so Haven t gone Back to school but i want to. My Mother has told me to stay Home until the next term. I am still afraid said the10-year-old in knee pants. Sun said people told him Cheviet Cong caused the big blast but he said he did t know what Viet Cong meant. He also did t know the meaning of the word War. I be walked to the school of ten since it happened said Nguyen Van a the father of Nguyen Van be Mot 9. I be been invited there to meet vis iting dignitaries and delegations who come to Tell us How sorry they Are but Many other times i be just gone there to look atthe place. To imagine my son still standing there in line wait ing to go into it was such an unjust he had died of disease i would have called it Fate said the father a Buddhist. Now i want to take revenge but i adjust a common Man without a piece of Iron in my hand. I can not change a Nguyen Mai Chau s Mother has sat by a sparse family Al tar cradling a blurred photo graph of her 11-year-old son every night since he died. Her Hus band Nguyen Van Pham says she holds Chau s Black and White image in the candlelight and stares for hours As her tears smear the Ink of the hand printed poetic tribute she paste around the cheap plastic Frame. I have six children but this boy was the Best said Pham 43. He used to sell bread in the morning and earned enough to buy breakfast for his brother and Sisters. Now that he has died his Sis ters no longer have breakfast and his brother has been taken to Saigon to live with his grand absentees to vote in . Polls Washington special As a result of recent legislation new York will allow voters to participate in primary elections by Absentee ballot. Until the change out of state new yorkers could Only vote in general elections. The change especially benefits marines and their dependents who Are out of the state As a re sult of military orders. They will be Able to exercise the new privilege during the state s sept.10 primary. To vote in the coming primary eligible voters should com plete the Federal Post card application Spca form 76 and Forward it to division for servicemen s voting office of the Secretary of state 162 washing ton ave., Albany . 12225. The form and assistance Are available from unit voting offi cers. Sufficient time should be Al Lowed to receive Complete an return the Post card so that the Absentee ballot can be returned to counties boards of elections at least one Day before the primary. Martha s mouthpiece new York up attorney Melvin Belli says he expects to represent Martha Mitchell in a separate maintenance suit against her estranged husband former attorney general John Mitchell. " -. U.s., filipino scouts whoop it up Lefki vat attic exr i a

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