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Children In Poor Nations Face Danger Of Starvation UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -- Many more children in poor countries face the danger of starvation because of new high food prices, the head of the United Nations Children's Fund said today. "Before the recent price rises, it was estimated that . .. there were some 10 million severely malnourished children in the world with a high risk of mortality." Executve Director Henry R. Labours said in a report to UNICEF's executive board. "Now we have to expect a considerable increase in their number. . . . It appears unlikely that there will be sufficient food and Funds available for supplementary feeding on a scale to deal with the probable Increase in child malnutrition." The UNICEF board is meeting for the next two weeks at U.N. headquarters in New York. Labouisse warned people in the richer countries are eating more meat, which diverts grain to animal feed. "Of particular concern to UNICEF." he said, "prices for staple foods an rising rapidly in developing countries, where the lower income group spend approximately 10 per cent of their income on food . . . . "In the food deficit countries, a larger number of children in the lower income groups will suffer severe or moderate malnutrition. In fact, if past ex- Successful Author Blends Jobs 30-nation perience is any guide, young children will suffer first and most hi any situation of scare. We should be pre- ity paring not only for famines recognized as such, but for a widespread deterioration of nutrition among young children of lower income families . . . ." He stressed the need to "act quickly." The report said UNJCEF expects $80 million or more this year from government contri- tnat food | butions. greeting card sales and surpluses have vanished and.'trick-or-teat "collections to since prices went up, govern- spend on regular aid to chil mcnt appropriations buy con- dren and mothers in 115 coun siderably less of what food tries, including North and South there is. SUPPLY CUT He said food prices are Vietnam. Labouisse said because a 20 up ] per cent general price rise is . . . -- r- Â·- -- Â· -- u f I F*-Â« vcllv gdlcldl |/l \vc I lav la mainly because drought has cut expected during 1S74, it is espe supply population increases dally important that UNICEF have_ boosted demand and I take in $100 million m 1975. m's Political Future Improved After Ohio Primary By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON AP) _ Democratic Gov. John J. Gilligan of Ohio, one of the few state executives with a potential national political future, strengthened himself substantially in his state's primary election last week. Interim Sen Howard Metien- baum, whom Gilligan appointed last December to succeed Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe, was beaten Tuesday. However, Gilligan-backed candidates won important state contests to lay the basis for what party leaders believe could be a sweeping Democratic victory in Ohio this November. This, in turn, could pave the way for the 63-year-old governor to seek national office in 1976, either the presidency or more likely the Senate seat of Taft Jr. Former astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., the Democratic Sen ate victor over Metrenbaum and November favorite against Republican Mayor Ralph Perk of Cleveland, has been personally closer to Gilligan in the past than to Metzenbaum. TO APPEASE LABOR Gilligan appointed Metzen- baum in part to appease politically powerful Ohio labor lead ers. Glenn turned down a proposal to become Gilligan's run nmg mate for lieutenant gover nor in 1974 in return for the Senate nomination against Taf In 1976. Now, Glenn probably will at tain the Senate this year. Met zenbaum's political hopes are crashed and the way is clear for Gilligan himself to seek 2976 the Senate seat he always has wanted. First, however, the governor must win re-election in November against the Republican who preceded him, James J. Rhodes. Then, his running mate for lieutenant governor, state Rep. Richard Celeste, must defeat incumbent Republican John W Brown, who survived when Gil u'gan first won in 1970. GOOD CHANCE Many knowledgeable Ohio political observers believe that Celeste's p r i m a r y contest against eight rivals was his big gest stumbling block of the year, and that he will have a good chance against Brown. Celeste's election would as sure a Democratic successo should Gilligan seek and win another term as governor, per laps paving the way for an ex ended period of Democratit control in a state long consic ired strongly Republican. Despite polls showing sena ore are considered better presidential timber than governors some Democrats here want Gil .igan to try for *e Whit* House. But he certainly won 1 run if Sen. Edward M. Kenned; does and may opt for the Sen ate even if the Massachusetts senator stays out of the presi dential race. Fulltime lawyer Nortliwe* Arkar,Â«Â«. TIMES, Mon,, May 13, rAvrrrevtLLf, MMANUI NEW YORK (AP) - Unable .t decide whether to be a law- Â«r or a writer, George V. Hig[ins decided to be both. So, while working fulltime as n attorney during the day, iggins spent his nights and eekendi at the typewriter. Uter six weflks he'd produced ic first draft of what went on become the successful novel, The Friends of Eddie Coyle His next two novels -- like Coyle" about the Boston area underworld -- took a little long r. Higgins estimates "The Diger's Game" took IS or 16 weeks at the typewriter while Cogan's Trade" required or The modishly-dressed, fast- alking Higgins, who seems to ave a knack for blending jobs, ays he learned to write quick y while working as a reporter -- a job he had while attending iw school at the .same time You learn to come to the poinl s a reporter," the 34-year-olc Higgins says, adding that il 'as while covering a variety of trials as a newsman that he be- ame interested in the law Watching trials you get to see what lawyers do," Higgins ys. "which is something you don't get in college.' 1 FIRST CASE Higgins, who lives with his wife and two children in Htng m, Mass., gave up reportinf after he got his law degree am went to work for the Massachu etts Attorney General's office. "I tried my first case the day ifter I was sworn in at the ar," he recalls with a smile 'Not only did I win it, I got thi defense lawyer to take me tc unch. I wanted that case rea bad. Actually I want them al so zad I can taste them ' In his off-4iours he wrote 'something I always wanted ti do -- write books. I starte- writing when I was in hig school. I wrote, maybe, a dozen novels before ".Coyle." None o~ .hem was published. Thanl leavens! That wasn't my reac :ion then, but now I'm gla they weren't picked up." Higgins, whose books hav Jrought him enough money set up his own law firm in Bos ton, says he used to do his wri) ing at home but now does it a the office "to keep from wakin the kids up. TOUGHEST PART "The toughest part of writin for me is getting the first sen tence. I might have to try 14 o IS times before I get that sen tence but once I do I'm in bus ness and I go. I get impossible I just don't want to quit. There have been times when I'v written 40 pages in a day an other times when I started at a.m. on a Saturday and kept o A News Analysis By MYRON L. BELK1ND NEW DELHI, India (AP) -Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Iressed in a yellow cotton sari, Truckers Shut Down Rigs Near Houston HOUSTON (AP) -- About 100 independent truck drivers shi down their rigs at a nearb Channelview truck stop on I: terstate 10 Sunday night, appa ently in support of a natio: wide strike call. 'ft.Â«Â«lÂ«_.i;.TM' U!.l^ Joe Wallen. an independent; 170X13111311011 AlKCM contracted with Greyhound Van oing -- with breaks, of course until 3 p.m. the following ay. I love to write. I think it's Â»e most fun there is next to rying cases and I really don't jiow which I like best." WAITING NOVELS Higgins, who says "! have estroyed eight typewriters in ny lifetime, currently h a s two novels waiting to be pub- shed. One's about cops and K other's about people in poli- cs. Note that it's not about )litics just like my first three lovels were no crime novels but books about people "Speaking of those, I think Cogan's Trade' will be the last. In eludes: "I always said that if once I could get started in writing they couldn't stop me.'' because I can't go any further at this time with novels about hoods." Higgins is also working on Â» book about Watergate and when that is finished then ought to be another in the works because "I get severe attacks of anxiety if I've got a book coming out and I don't have another one under way." Then, with a laugh, he con- Indira Gandhi Emerges As Tough, Pragmatic Leader rose from her seat in parlia- trike now in its sixth day. Across the chamber, more rian 50 men--Communists, So- ialisls. Conservatives--tried to hout her down. The 56-year-old prime minis- an wheat trade, saying a government monopoly would speed the c o u n t r y toward socialism, which her ruling Congress party claims its guiding principle. Two months ago she ment after midnight to defend 1 scrapped the takeover and let er handling or the railway private wholesalers back into the market. After President Nixon cut off economic aid to India during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Mrs. Gandhi vowed never to ter angrily outshouted them, | ask the United States for assist and they sat back to listen to a a nce again. Last month her me-hour lecture from the worn-i government quietly told Wash- who ordered thousands of, jngton it wants aid. inion leaders to jail in a fruit-; ess attempt to block the strike.' "To say our policy is anti-la- MORE LICENSES For years, the Congress par ty pledged to break up large bor is the most preposterous SusfnesTernpires ta the" n.'me statement that anybody could rf socialism ."i n recent months "- have made," she declared. lhese congbmerates httve .-.-; We are for labor, but receiving more and more indus even more for the country. The trial licenses. country's interests come first, I sh M th , h t estl ot^onel^on 11 " ^l^A^S^ ZrrÂ»^nÂ«; g Â° al0 " B the r Â° ad Â° f conUnuin Â« .NEW. GANDHI 'to give more and more (to la The tough, extemporaneous bor) when we have less am speech and. stubborn refusal to less." be 'shouted, down illustrated! The country is short of food what many here see as a new/ fertilizer. p e t ro ] eurn products more pragmatic Indira Gandhi, [steel, cement and most of al A year ago, she sponsored a 'money to pay for vital imports law .-.requiring private com-! Political setbacks are companies to pay a month's pay as : pounding Mrs. Gandhi's eco- an annual -bonus to employes I nomic problems. One state gov- even if the - company is losing I e"-irrnt rontrolleci by her par- money. Now, she is adamantly ty fell in February because of a refusing to pay such bonuses to public revolt over high prices the 1.7 million workers on the and official corruption, and a government-run railways. .similar campaign is jeopard- A year ago, Mrs. Gandhi took i izing another state adminis- over the critical wholesale I tration. Bumpers Comments On Lines and a spokesman for the group, said the truckers at the Key Oil Co. truck stop have de- ASHDOWN. Ark. (AP) -Gov. Dale Bumpers said Saturday it was interesting that an article accusing him of signing cided to stay at the stop for at Â« proclamation calling for an ,..,, f-.,, ,,_,,, end to all hunting was pub least four days. hisbed two weeks before the pri- However, several truckers | mary election. among some 75 drivers who' Archie Schaffer III, a former 76 aide to Bumpers and now one j,TM- ^ "says nothing about; parked rigs at the Union Truck Harbor on the North j" flrkl TM. Freeway expressed mixed emo- mation' lions about striking. being against hunting -- it only' "Nobody in their right mind talks of not torturing or being wants to drive off onto the cr g curn ^ sm TM fd - Salurdav ne highway thinking they_ might,hated to have to dignify the ar : get shot at," said William rieam aader. who drives f o r Refrigerator Transport Express of Atlanta, Ga. tide in the Arkansas Sportsman b.v even replying to it. "I never heard of that maga- and I don't know of any- , He said he wai awaiting body else that heard of word from his firm on whether it, "Bumpers said. "It is inter or not he should shut down nil jesting that it came out two rig. I weeks before the election." GOOD NEWS FREE WHEELS! You can win a terrific ten-speed bike, the wheels everybody wants Perfect gift for brides, P*d- 353 rates, 'Mom*! UK butt-in fashion, zig-zag. Wiod-Â»MÂ«i ailches, pÂ«4h-bunoÂ«rÂ«Â»Â«ne, aup-on prefer feet, more! pea TSL95 Â·99 Model 2S2 CAMRVMQ CASE OR CABMET EXTHA SINGER Far store newest you, Â«Â· the w*ow pton under SEWING MACHINES. There's nothing to buy. Just come in, pick up your official Â·ntry blank and tefl us on the back o( it, in 2 5 words or less, why you like Free-Wheeling Miss America Shoes*.And while you're here, be sure and see our great new collection of free- wheelin' shoes. Ties, slip-ons, all the casual looks you like, in the softest materials ever, on the softest soles, ever. 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