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Lava Stream Pours Down Mount Etna

CATANIA, Sicily. Friday (A,A.P.-Reuter) l^-A.. 150ft. wide strip. of red hot lava was yesterday creeping down the slopes of Mount Etna, the biggest. active volcano in Europe.

' Explosions every few minutes sent clouds of

steam and hot gravel hurt-1

ling from a crater, a fewi hundred feet below the Etna peak.

By midday, the lava stream had poured about 350 yards down the moun tain.

Professor Salvatore Cuc uzza, Vice-Director of the Etna Institute of V.uicarf-; ology, said "Although this is the biggest ei-uption in nearly seven year-s. it does not look like being a seri

ous one." !

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