Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
_ THE 16THBRIDGE IIERAID Wednesday, Autjuil 16. 1772 China reaps benefits Archeological finds important By JOHN BURNS i-'P PuMiculiotis I'KKlNCi Whatever arm- choir critics may think of the civil defence value of (ho tun- nels the rtiiiu'si1 ci'iilimie In l defence work i triumphantly anixiunccil y c 11 the aUentiou uf Us millions of another important find, tins I readers across China as few of iime in tho smithcru c'ily j its recent articles have. j lllu.sU'aiitig its accuunt uilh Kxaclly n week uller Inuncli- j ;i set uf supevb photographs, tho Ihe puper told of the discovery on tlic out.sUirls o: of a Western Han dynasty tomb iliilini; Inick more than 2.100 there I kind of turbid matc- nf (heir i rial that so often fills its pages, .il impurlaiiee the paper appeared with a fas- il seemed re- i dilating account of the Cliang- the E'eople's Lliiily slia find lliat must have riveted AlthoiuUi the tomb belonged We feature Iho largest selection of Lees and Levis in Southern Alberta inducting: Levi Bell Bottoms Lee Boot Cut Cords Levi Bool Cuts H.I.S. 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The value of the discovery not only In archaeological but medical science can he mea- sured from the fael that Chi- nese tombs have never before yielded a recognizable corpse that was even remotely as old as Iho one found in Changsha, v.'luch appears to have bene- fited from an unusually deter- mined effort that was made to seal it from the decaying ef- fects of air, OLD UAI1ITS Slipping back for a moment Into Us vague habits of old, the paper did not disclose how the discovery was made, noi- when, other than saying that it was "recently t o u n d.11 However, sources in the capital disclosed later that workers digging evacuation tunnels stumbled across it earlier this year. According to these sources, the find so seized the imagina- tion of the Chinese leaders that they dispatched one of their own number, the octogenarian poet and lustorian Cuo Mo-Jo, to make a personal inspection of the site. It is also reported that the leadership ordered work on (Sic tomb to be given the highest priority among number of competing archaeol- ogical finds. It is always difficult to wci personal factors in Chinese po- litical life, but it is passible that the leadership's interest in the tomb may have been heightened by the strong links that Chairman Mao Tsc-Tung has with the city of Changsha, Casual heavies featuring the layered look for the young men In on assortment of suedes leofhors nil sizos FROM FLAGG, SHOES fOR MEH-% CENTRE VILLAGE MALL AA9SSES SHOES BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL Co mo in and See I ho lafesf si yles in Iho HEAVY LOOK for FALL for Iho teen end Campus crowd HEW SOLES! NEW TOES! NEW HEELS! CHILDREN'S SLIP ON RUNNERS Rod eind Whilo Navy and While. .49 REWARD SHOES CENTRE VILLAGE MALI [lie capital o[ liis native prov- ince of Honan. LINK STItONCr Mao first journeyed to hangslKi in at the age of and it was there, in Ihc years that immediately follow- ;d, that lie first came into con- tact with tin: revolutionary ideas that lie was later to as- similate into a revolutionary ideology of liis own, After eight years of .study in the city, the future chairman moved to Poking, hul ho was hack two years later to or- ganize the communist party in Ilonan. hi J930, the city bc- caino even more closely linked with the Mao name when his wife and younger sister were both executed there by the Kuomintang. The chairman's biographers offer further evidence lo sup- port the notion, that he may have taken tho Changsha dis- covery under liis wing when they record liis fascination in early life with Chin Shih Huang Ti, the man who created the unified llan empire in the Uhrd century It was the same empire which about years later conferred local authority upon Li Chu Tsang, the vizier prince of Changsha, whose first wife is thought to lie buried in the tomb. DESCRIPTION Describing the tomb and its contents, the People's Daily did not spare itself. "These are among the most important and extremely rare relics recently it declared. "They arc of great value to studying the history, culture, handicrafts, agriculture, medicine and pre- servatives of tho age." Tho paper gave a remark- ably full description of tho state of the corpse, thought lo to he that of a woman of about 50. It said she was found wrap- in 20 layers of silk cloth, and half immersed in a reddish preserving fluid. In a brief lapse into medical j terms, the paper said the worn- 's "subcutaneous loose con- nective tissues remained dis- tinct and while her femoral artery "is .similar ir color to that of a fresh corpse.'' "An injection of preserva- tives made the soft tissues swcl immediately and t h e ti the swelling spread it added Whatever this may mean to Ihc doctors and cmbalmers, il big news to archaeologists who have opened tombs of a far less distant age to find the crumbling coffins empty. I'ILK OK DUST Such was tho case in tho mast startling of all recent finds in China, that of Ihc tomb of the Han Prince Liu Sheng and .ins wife, dis- covered about 100 miles from Peking in The tomb at- tracted world-wide attention when it was announced that both bodies had been clad head to foot in priceless suits of jade, now on display in a mu- seum in Peking. It was believed by cm- balmcrs that Iho jade won Ed preserve the bodies forever, but when the archaeologists opened up tbe suits all they found in- side each was a little pile of rlust. Jn the Changsha tomb, fluting from the same period, far more elaborate precautions were la- ken. First of all, the corpse was placed in fhe innermost of six coffins, placed one within the other. Then Iho whole was buried under five tons of char- coal, and .sealed with a four-foot layer of clay. A THIRST QUENCHER Sir Walter Raleigh would hove been proud. Rony Sovoic, 7, bows to allow 3-year-old Heidi Fosler get a drink at a playground in Toronlo, Tho kids were taking part in a playground party organized by a local recreation group. Defoliant use is urgt to stall Communist attack liuried v.ilh tin; corpse were inrji'c Hi an burial acrn.v Ernies, amoiig Iht-m silk lah- lacquerwrn e, brmiljoo Find various kinds of including J''or the most part, those wea; typical of fhu artifacts f on nd i n ol her I la n dynasty tombs, but there was one piece that was sufficiently untypical to s c n d the archaeologists searching for superlatives. This wa.s the colored silk paint ing covering Ihc inner- most coffin. Nearly seven feet long arid three foot wide at its wldost part, it is reckoned by experts in Peking to he per- haps Ihe most valuable; piece of Chinese silk ever found. Photographs in tho paper showed that Iho silk is in most perfect condition, decor- w i t h elaborate paintings, some of Hiern drawing on (he life of rfio period, others based IMJ'RrSSIVK Storting at the bottom, the scenes ted on Ihe silk show Ihc: underworld, earth nnd heaven. I'ickor! out in dazzling colors, tho scenes include one drawn from the legend of Yi (ho Archer, whom legend crorl- il', v.'irli having shot down nine of Iho 10 suns in Ihe sky, thus making earth a habitable place for mart WASIIINGTON (Router) Use of d cf ol in nts i n Western Europe to help stall a Commu- nist attack is recommended in a secret United State.'; Army study, according to an inde- pendent Washington science I writer. j In n forthcoming issue of bis news Letter, Science and G o v- emment Report, Daniel S, Grecnberg also states that the army study recommends use of herbicides to defoliate vegeta- tion in case of counter-insur- gency war in Cuba, Ethiopia anil Venezuela, and convention- al war in Korea. Codcnamed Spectrum, the study claims that use of def- oliants in a Communist attack through Germany into France, Holland, Belgium and Lu.xem- hourgli would increase the per- iod of lime NATO forces could hold ut, Grecnberg said. In the insurgency warfare sit-: xiations, (he use of herbicides would reduce the need for anti- guerrilla forces from :t5 lo nor cent, tho army analysis is reported to state. Green berg would not say whether lie had a copy of the secret study luii ronfirmM nx- tensive quotes from it publish- ed in the Washington Post Sun- day. of recommcded con- tingency plans for the defence of Europe, the army report is quoted as snying: 1''Hie use of herbicides per- Marijuana use likely lo decline WJXNIPKG (CI'J use of ijuuna in North America i-: largely Ihe re-suit of a fad and trie number of casual users and exm-rimi'ii- tors in the drug will likely rle- eline. a KatTanl University psychiatrist sairl here. Dr. linger K. Meyer, who wa.s a consultant to the United States national commission on marijuana anrl drug abuse, .said in an interview the public's concern about marijuana should be directed toward Ihc heavy user. "There is every rhance that tbc number of r.-iMial weekend and less than 10 limes per montfi dec-lino provided I he; I a w against aro not he said. While of marijuana woukl probably in- crease the id heavy use, absolute prohibition v.ill nnvcr prevent its snle or use. He said an intermediate stage of penalising only tlio.se Iraf- in marijuana would pro- vidn tho time to dis- cover the long-term clfocls of llic drug on society. 'To move from ubsolufe pro- hibition to ion would rrcntc unknown problems, liul to conlituic lo make criminals out of those who use the drug i.s equally wrong." mils NATO forces to prepare successive defensive positions by selecting defoliating areas where the attacking forces must assemble." The main value of herbicides in the counter-insurgency situ- ations, the study .said, is to in- crease the visibility for patrols seeking out guerrillas in such terrain as forest.1! and sugar can fields. 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