Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 10, 1976 · Page 2
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tuesday, February 10, 1976
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PAGE 2 Cries among the litter T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1976 Guatemala in stunned despair By Wire Services GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala --- The signs of despair are everywhere in earthquake-stricken Guatemala, but mostly on the faces of the people and in the cemeteries. Officially, the victims of the e a r t h q u a k e s t h a t began Wednesday are an endless stream of numbers: 17,032 dead, 54,825 injured, 1,044,441 homeless, according to the National Emergency Committee. But in a cemetery on the outskirts of this rubble-strewn capital are the uncounted statistics -- the stunned and the helpless: --A dark-skinned woman, lines carved in her face, stood before her husband's tomb chanting an Indian lament. Slowly, she dropped bracelets and necklaces into his casket. --Another, her face covered with scabs, screamed as she left the graveyard after bury- ing her husband, two Indian girls comforted her in their arms. "Oh my husband, where have you gone," she cried. Beggars lined some roads leading out of Guatemala City. One group propped up a sign saying: "Brothers, help us." They held their hands out as cars whizzed by. Refugee camps appeared on vacant lots, soccer fields and parks around Guatemala City. Firemen and Red Cross workers built outdoor latrines. Col. Guillermo Echeverria, coordinator of the Emergency Committee, called on his countrymen to adopt children who became orphans. "There are thousands of children who have remained without parents and without homes," Echeverria said. It was the worst recorded disaster in Central American history. A catastrophe of the same magnitude in the United States, where the population is 34 times as large, would result in more than 575,000 ·dead, nearly 1,865,000 injured and 35 million homeless. Relief supplies from many nations flowed into Guatemala City and on into the stricken countryside. Private U.S. relief agencies have committed more than $13 million in short-term aid, a report from Washington said. The U.S. Embassy said these organizations have already delivered 47 tons of food and 11 tons of medicine. Authorities started a program of mass vaccination against typhoid and tetanus throughout the 30,000 square miles of stricken area. U.S. military experts worked to get water mains functioning again and to purify contaminated wells and cisterns. Injured persons in the vil- Mayor Stays jailed lages were being evacuated to " " field hospitals. In one village, a slight, bearded man sat in a lean-to in front of a pile of bricks that was his house. News Capsules Ted Kennedy still top choice NEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts remains (lie (op choice for the Democratic presidential nomination even though he maintains he will not run, a Harris poll shows. The survey, taken among 2,580 Democrats and independents and made public yesterday, showed Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota second and Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama third. In another survey, in which Kennedy was not listed, Humphrey moved into first place and Wallace finished second. Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington finished behind Wallace both limes, followed by Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. of California, Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana and former Gov. Jimmy Carter of Georgia. U.S. stockpiles tapped for Israel JERUSALEM (UPI) -- Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin says the United States dipped into its emergency weapons stockpiles to help rearm Israel after the 1973 Middle East war. "It gave priority to the arming of the Israel defense force over its own emergency stockpiles, even depriving American units of weapons," Rabin told Parliament yesterday. Million starving in Niger K1AMEY, Niger (AP) -- The government of this impoverished nation in Central Africa says nearly a fourth of its five million people are threatened with serious malnutrition, and it has appealed for 200,000 tons of emergency food before the rainy season begins in May. New Florida violence feared PENSACOLA, Fla. (UPI) -- Escambia High School students and patrolmen attempting to prevent further outbreaks of racial fighting say no violence will erupt on the school grounds as long as state troopers stay on guard. But once the 70 riot-equipped policemen leave, said 17-year-old student Jay Giblin, "All hell will break loose." Mercenaries executed? * i British still checking LONDON (UPI) -- Shaven- headed British mercenaries, some on crutches or in wheelchairs, who came home from the Angolan war tuday differed on reports that 14 of their comrades had been executed for refusing to fight. Scotland Y a r d special branch.plainclolhesmen quickly took the approximately 50 men aside for questioning about whether Britons had murdered or been murdered in Angola; Reflecting the government's crackdown on British mercenaries fighting 'in Angola, three of the men were arrested -- two for offgnses alleged! committed before they left, the third for illegal possession of firearms. The youngest of the mercenaries, David Murphy, 17, spoke to newsmen on the plane from Kinshasa about reports of the execution. He was reported to have been one of the victims. "It's just not true," he said. "What really happened is that 20 of our men went out one night to a place called Dambo. Only five came back." Another man managed to elude the policemen and slip out of the arrival lounge where fellow mercenaries were drinking whisky and brandy and smoking cigars. He said the execution reports were true. Surrounded by a horde of reporters, the man said, "Yes," when asked if he had talked to witnesses of the massacre. He said he did not know if the man who allegedly ordered the execution, a Col. Callan, was dead or alive. A squad of policemen thereupon pulled him out of the crowd of newsmen and back into the lounge for questioning and a search of his baggage. The British Embassy in Zaire has been unable to confirm or deny that the men were shot and killed last week by their colleagues in northern Angola on the orders of their Greek-born mercenary commander. If You Love Life F0CUS /CITIZEN Plans? "I have no plans. All I know is ! lost my house.". CONCORD, N.H. (UPI) -- A federal judge has turned down a petition to release former Concord Mayor H e r b e r t Quinn, jailed for refusing to answer grand jury questions on alleged gunrunning from New Hampshire to Northern Ireland. 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