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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 46 LETHBRIDQE HERALD WMlltMly, April Z4, Modern science used to hunt pharaoh's gold By WALTER SULLIVAN New York Times Service WASHINGTON A new effort to locate a treasure- laden burial vault within or under the gigantic Khefren Pyramid is being undertaken by the Stanford Research Institute, using a rock- penetrating radar. The effort follows an eight- year attempt to probe the monument through observations of cosmic rays penetrating its massive limestone blocks from all parts of the sky. Had there been a cavity, it was assumed, it would have shown up as a in which fewer of the rays had been absorbed than those arriving from other directions. However, Dr. Luis W. Alvarez, Nobel laureate in physics from the University of California at Berkely, who conducted the search in collaboration with Egyptian scientists, said that continued efforts to probe all corners of the pyramid had revealed no such chamber. The Khefren Pyramid is one of the three famous pyramids at Giza, about three miles southwest of Cairo. It is conceivable, Alvarez said, that a chamber exists so crammed with gold that it absorbs as many cosmic rays as the solid limestone. If so, he told a press briefing, the gold would produce an "enormous signal" in the Stanford radar. The latter, he said, will also be able to look beneath the pyramid where the cosmic ray experiment was blind. The Stanford Research Institute of Palo Alto, Calif., will continue under the same arrangement with the Egyptian authorities, which made possible the cosmic ray observations, Alvarez said. Observations should begin within a few weeks, using short-wave radio emissions, a few meters in length, that should penetrate a few hundred feet below the pyramid. They will also be directed upward from the chamber under the pyramid from which the cosmic ray observations wese made. While this may have been the burial chamber, the fact that a treasure-laden burial vault was found within the heart of the nearby Cheops pyramid has led to speculation that one might also be within the Khefren pyramid. All three of the Great Pyramids at Giza were built some 45 centuries ago. According to Alvarez, the Caliph Mamoon in the 10th century, seeking treasure, ordered a tunnel dug through the heart of the largest, the Cheops, pyramid. This would have missed the vault in its core, Alvarez said, had those working inside the pyramid with a battering ram, not heard a thundering near by. They guessed that it was a dislodged stone bouncing down a sloping shaft. A right angle turn by the tunnelers led them to the opening. It was this discovery, ten centuries ago, that lay at the basis of hopes for a similar find in the Khefren Pyramid, using devices more sophisticated than battering rams. In 1969 Alvarez said that so far he had found no evidence of a chamber in the upper part of the pyramid. Today he reported negative results for the rest of its volume. SEES 60-CENT GALLON ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) John Sawhill, the new United States energy chief, predicted Sunday that U.S. gasoline prices will go up another three to five cents this to not much above 60 cents on a national basis. He urged states to retain 55-mile-an-hour speed limits. enmar_K Netherland Britain IrelandUj Switzerland1 France Jamaica Canadian Representatives Abroad JJT I v Sweden Norwa Ghana cS 'Guyana Union of Soviet Socialist Republics r Germany Poland AustriaJLzechoslovakia 'Hungary China Bangladesh c Hong Kong Wf South Africa Canada's foreign posts Map shows countries around the world in which Canada has resident ambassadors or high com- missioners. The newest embassies are in South Vietnam, Hungary, Barbados, South Korea and Zam- opened in 1973. External Affairs department officials say a new batch of embassies will be opened in 1974. Some of Canada's embassies are considered hardship posts, among them Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Moscow and Peking. There are going to be some high bills HALIFAX are going to be some whopping telephone "bills mailed out when the postal walkout ends. Long-distance calls are "running like Christmas a spokesman for Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Co. Ltd. said Tuesday but, like other businesses, the telephone company has been unable to mail out regular monthly bills. The 15-per-cent increase in normal long-distance calls. primarily during business hours, has forced the telephone company to call in part-time help and permanent employees have been piling up overtime. The Halifax office of CN-CP Telecommunications reports a 50-per-cent increase in business due to the postal strike, most of the extra working involving company orders and money transfers. Among other business reaction to the snarled postal services in Nova Scotia was included a blast levelled at the postal unions by Gordon Lummis, general manager of the Halifax Board of Trade, who said the board has received numerous complaints from area businesses. He accused the postal unions of showing no social conscience and trying to blackmail the government with an illegal walkout. The Nova Scotia Power Corp. has been unable to mail its regular utility bills to cusomers. Like the telephone company, it has been compiling them and keeping them on file for later delivery. Halifax-area banking officials have been using joint courier services to maintain inter-bank and inter-branch communications. The telephone company has set up a special public service using facsimile transmission between major points in Nova Scotia and with larger centres in the country to move documents, letters and pictures. Save Vs Sears on mens socks and underwear. 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