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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, August LETHBRIDGE Ghost town Canadians in Cyprus Pte. Bob Jones of Stonewall, Ont., helps ready a machine gun on an armored personnel carrier with Cpl. Maurice Paul McManus of Windsor, N.S. while serving with the Canadian contingent of the United Nations Force near Nicosia, Cyprus. keel in Pheasant Program Southern Alberta Landowners are being asked to help make life more pleasant for the pheasant! Pheasant populations have de- clined m recent years, and out of concern for our feathered friends, the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division is embarking upon a co- operative program of habitat development for this species Pheasants, like any other form of wildlife, require land areas where food, shelter, and a s''-. }ie reproductive environment are provided. The habitat requirements of pheasants are well known from wildlife research con- ducted tnroughout the plains region of North America. Their food consists primarily of grain, and the seeds of natural grasses. However, a high proportion of insects is essential in the diet of pheasant chicks. Water is a vital necessity at all times. Adequate shelter affords protec- tion from extreme climatic conditions, and escape from predators. While shelter is normally available during the summer and fall months, it is severely restricted by winter conditions. Adequate wintering areas are in extremely short supply in Southern Alberta at this time. A program priority will be to maintain existing areas and to develop new ones. Successful reproduction requites the availability of nesting cover which remains undisturbed throughout the nesting and incubation period. Prime nesting cover is provided by haylands and roadsides, which, if mowed before hatching occurs, yield very few successful pheasant broods Often a slight delay in the mowing schedule can greatly increase pheasant production from such areas Through the implementation of such simple measures, the Division believes that pheasant production on farm and ranchlands can be significantly improved. Opportunity to Participate: Alberta Fish and Wildlife personnel wish to meet personally with land- owners who are interested in determining how the pioduction of pheasants and other forms of wildlife on their iand can be increased. Toward this end, Fish and Wildlife will lend whatever assistance is deemed feasible to enable landowners to accomplish this objective. Such assistance may be in the form of technical advice, manpower, material or financial help. We recognize that wildlife is a product of the land In order for the program to succeed private as well as public land will be required If you are interested m this program and wish to obtain further information please contact the program development office at your earliest opportunity by mailing ihe coupon below to the following address Pheasant Habitat Development Program Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division Administration Building Lethbridge, Alberta Please send me information on the Pheasant Habitat Development and how I may participate in the program. NAME ADDRESS Historic Cyprus port stands silent, dark TEL. NO. LAND LOCATION: SEC...... TP..... RC. W...... M CLIP MAIL xllborra LANDS AND FORESTS Thinking about tomorrow today FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) The Greek half of Fam- agusta is a ghost town. We had the choice Thursday night of sleeping in any of 40 empty luxury hotels along the beach. Two British correspond- Jones of The Sun- day Times and Colin Smith of The I checked ourselves into the Markos, a multi-storey hotel with a well- stocked bar and a clear view of the city. The beds were neatly made. Towels and soap were in the bathroom. But there wasn't another soul in the hotel. The staff had fled, leaving the front door open. The Greek police also had fled this most important port in Cyprus, and Greek-Cypriot soldiers seemed to have dis- appeared completely. Twenty truckloads passed me at dusk, heading out of town. The reason for their depar- ture was clear. A Turkish tank armada rolled across the wide Masaoria Plain Thursday and at dusk pushed through the north gate of Famagusta's old walled city, where Turkish-Cypriots had been holed up for nearly a month. HEAD FOR SAFETY At dusk, even the oldest Greeks were heading south to- ward the sanctuary of the British base at Dhekelia. I picked up two elderly people and a blind woman who beg- ged to be taken to the edge of town. The coolest heads in the Greek part of Famagusta were the United Nations sol- diers and policemen who counted the Turkish tanks as they moved into the city just before nightfall. Swedish UN police manning a post in the southern part of Famagusta decided to stay overnight. They provided the three of us with bread, cheese and a handful of grapes. A few Greek-Cypriots still wandering the streets said they did not want to abandon their houses. But they said they feared that the local Tur- kish-Cypriots, with their new freedom, might embark on an orgy of looting through the Greek sector. Famagusta Thursday night was silent and dark. The only glow of light came from a smouldering fire left over from the day's fighting. Telephones, however, were still working perfectly, main- taining a convenient link with the outside world. TURKS MOVE IN Turkish-Cypriot soldiers walked jauntily out of the sandbagged main gate of the walled city this morning and began occupying the aban- doned Greek part of Fam- agusta. They carried their rifles at ease over their shoul- ders. I watched from the hotel overlooking the walls. Through the night and until a.m., when the Turkish- Cypriots began taking stations' in the main shopping areas, there was no snooting any- where in Famagusta. There was no sign of the tanks that raised the Greek- Cypriot siege of the Turkish enclave. There seemed no li- kelihood that they would be needed. The Greek positions around the walls were aban- doned. In a dawn drive through the city. I saw only two Greek- Cypriot soldiers. They had come out of hiding in a hotel and were fleeing, weaponless, on a motorcycle. Famagusta setting for famed play By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At the time of the last Tur- kish invasion of Cyprus four centuries ago, Famagusta was a rich commercial seaport in the Mediterranean sitting astride one of the leading trade routes of the day. With the collapse of the city on Aug. 5, 1571, after a 12- month siege of the massive walls, Cyprus fell under Turkish control which was maintained for more than 300 years. Although not mentioned by name, Famagusta and the 27- foot-thick, 50-foot-high walls of the medieval city were the setting for Shakespeare's Othello. Othello's Tower, part of the fortifications, is where Desde- mona is said to have met her tragic end. About 360 churches, castles, mosques and other structures also have been left behind as a quiet testament to the past. The succession of Cyprus in- vaders dates back to the origi- nal arrival of the Greeks years before the birth of Jesus. They were followed through the centuries by Egyptians. Assyrians, the Persians under Cyrus the Great, Romans. Byzantines and Arabs. In 1191 AD.. England's King Richard, leading the Third Crusade, expelled the Byzantines. But when the Crusaders found they couldn't hold the island with their overtaxed resources, it was sold to the French who in turn sold it to the Venetians, the builders of the walls. It was during this period that Famagusta reached the peak of its commercial glories. It was said at the time the merchants of Famagusta were richer than kings and princes. In 1571 the Turks conquered the island and held on until 1878, when the British took over under an agreement between the two gov- ernments. Under British rule, which ended with independence in August, 1960, the Turkish community in Famagusta held on to the old walled city as the Greek-Cypriot community grew up and flourished around it. Obesity drug in sight MILWAUKEE. Wis. (AP) Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have dis- covered a chemical in the stomachs of animals which reduces the appetite for food. This discovery may one day lead to a drug to help fat people lose weight, although that may be years away. Dr. Anthony Sances, professor of bio-medical engineering in neurosurgery. said in an interview the discovery came about during anesthesia experiments on monkeys at the college. Researchers were ex- perimenting with electrically- induced anesthesia and found that gastric acid secretion in the stomachs of the monkeys was almost totally halted and they had no appetite. Even when the gastric nerves were cut and when the monkeys were made paraplegic, application of electric current to the brain resulted in vastly reduced gastric acid secretion. The researchers found that when gastric juices from the lining of the stimulated mon- keys' stomachs were injected into rats there was a loss of appetite in the rats, accom- panying reduced gastric acid secretion. The same thing happened when these juices were injected into other monkeys. There have been no tests of the juices involving humans. An unnamed chemical, a protein, was identified in the studies as being responsible for the reduced gastric acid secretion and the consequent loss of appetite. Sances said he and his co- workers are analysing the composition 'of the chemical in the hope that it can be produced synthetically, since it would be difficult to obtain enough of it from natural sources for use in treating a large number of patients. In addition to possible use in the treatment of obesity, Sances said, such a drug might be used also in the treatment of stomach ulcers since it would reduce the amount of acid secreted and would allow the ulcers to heal. Sances said he hopes a syn- thetic preparation might be available for humans to take orally so it will not have to be injected. EARLY WEEK SPECIALS Taste Tells in Tomato Sauce Peanut Butter Empress Homogenized or Chunk Style. 48 oz. net wt. tin 1 69 Coffee 1 Peach 72 s Town House or Slices U.S. Fancy 14 fl. oz. tin Edwards Instant 6 oz. net wt. jar Raisin Bread Skylark Fresh White or Brown, 16 oz. net wt. loaf Apple Juice Taste Tells Reconstituted 48 fl. oz. tin Canterbury OP P Pkg. of 120 Bags Ice Cream Snow Star Assorted Flavours. 6 pint carton Briquets Lemonade Bel Air Frozen Pink or White Concentrate. fl. oz. tin Margarine ?01 oo Empress Soft. lib. pkg.............................. R Many moreJn Store Grocery Specials effective Aug. In RotallQMntltlM Only Copyright 1960, Canada Safeway Limited ;