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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBFHD3E HERALD Thursday, Ftbruiry Tf, 1974 Ancient Egypt knew pollution TORONTO (CP) An autopsy last year on a year old mummy showed that air pollution was a health hazard for ancient Egyptians, the Toronto Academy of Medicine has been told. Dr. T. Aidan Cockburn, a research associate with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, told the academy of the findings of an autopsy team he directed a year ago at Detroit on the body of the Egyptian man of about 35. The autopsy, he said, showed carbon deposits in the lung tissues, likely accumulated from living in homes without chimneys and lit by smoky oil lamps. Dr. Cockburn said the autopsy also showed the man had hardening of the arteries and varicose veins. During a period of several months, the autopsy team examined three such mummies. One was not embalmed and did not survive intact. The other two showed signs of arterial disease. The Detroit mummy was the third to be examined. Inside the burial wrappings that took eight hours to chisel away, doctors were surprised to find cotton swabbing. Domestic cotton was known to exist at that time in India and Central America, Dr Cockburn said, but the oldest known cotton surviving in Western culture came from a Roman grave date 200 AD. "The argument now is whether the Egyptians cultivated the cotton or whether it was imported from India." 'Divine appointment' to rule Gairy never lets Grenada's poor forget he came up from the bottom ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) Eric Gairy, prime minister of this tiny Caribbean island that becomes independent today is described in his party's literature as "the man appointed by the Divine Master to rule Grenada "I was born in a manger." he himself says. It is his way of saying he came up from the bottom of a closed British colonial plantation society. He doesn't let the poor of Grenada forget that he was one of them. They lemember at polling time to vote to keep "Uncle "Gairy" in the big white and greeti house atop Mt. Royal that serves as his official residence. On the wall of his office is a magazine picture of what Gairy says is a spirit. SPIRIT CAUGHT In England, he says, they t have a camera that can photograph a spirit. In the office are voluminous copies of spiritualist literature. "I come here at midnight, or at two in the he confides. "I have visions of things I can do." His political opposition, which he says will prove just a fleeting united front, accuses him of corruption, demoralization of the civil service, and above all, police brutality. They say PREMIER ERIC MATTHEW GAIRY he organized the "Mongoose Gang" to intimidate and beat up opponents. He calls the squad "volunteers for the defence of human rights." He has long been opposed by Grenada's businessmen. More recently dock workers and other labor groups, as well as the political left, have joined in the opposition A dock strike and shop shutdowns since the first of the year, in an effort to bring down Gairy's government before independence from Britain, have brought shortages of fuel and some foods on the island of In January demon- strations against Gairy ended in bloodshed and some Grenadians began to leave the island. SAYS BEEFS POLITICAL What really unites his opposition, Gairy contends, is political ambition. Gairy has an official title as the best dressed man in West Indian public life. Other accolades that irk some of the island's gentry include his election as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1955, and the 1971 award of the Order of the Liberator, Venezuela's highest honor. Gairy, 51, scrambled to political power in the early 1950s as a labor leader working on behalf of the ragged nutmeg and cocoa pickers. He organized a general strike in 1951, and an acting British governor sent him on a warship to a neighboring island dependency. But when the real governor returned, the same frigate brought Gairy back to St. George's, a hero. Now, more than 20 years later, he still is a hero to many of the poor. Average income in Grenada is about ayear, and thousands believe they would not have half of that if it were not for Uncle Giary. Election results, except for a reverse in 1961, seem to confirm Gairy's claim to mass support. His party holds 13 of the 15 parliamentary seats, and "to ask a government like this to resign is Gairy says. Last year, we set up a new Employment Expense Deduction that applied to most Canadians...but almost half a million people forgot to take it. Probably because it was new and we didn't tell you enough about it, you forgot to take advantage of it. And of course, when we ran across the oversight on your return, we corrected it and made sure you did get it. (Which also explains why a number of people received a refund that was more than they expected.) Anyway. This year remember to deduct your Employment Expense Deduction, because if we don't have to correct it on your return, we can process it faster and in turn, get your refund to you faster. Who does it apply to? Almost every employee who worked for any length of time last year. There are very few exceptions to this, which are outlined in your Guide, Item 4, but by and large it's for everyone who was employed. Does everyone get an automatic Actually, it's calculated at a rate of 3% of your income, to a total of Which means that if you earned or more, you automatically get and you don't have to bother calculating anything. APMLAID If you earned less than you're entitled to 3% of what you earned as a deduction (i.e., if you earned last year, you can claim 3% of that, which is as your Employment Expense Where is the Employment Expense Deduction explained in my guide? It's Item 4 in the Income Section and it's clearly labelled "Employment Expense Where do I enter it on my form? On Page 2, the one that deals with "Sum- mary of Income and It's near the top of the page in the section labelled "Income from and you enter the figure on the line numbered 05. Is anyone allowed more than No. is the maximum allowed, no matter what you earned. Just remember that if you did earn a salary last year, as an employee, you're almost certainly entitled to the deduction, so take it. Ibgethei; we can get it done. RctoertStanbury. Minister Robert Stanbuty.ramtsdTe Your n always the best answer flsadJl Follow ri Believe i! tt should tellyouwhat youneed to 'enow, and how to figure thmgs out Watch this newspaper From now through well try to give you as much additional help as possible, in punt, about specific probtom areas When you see something that applies to you, dip the ad tor reference, and use it When you're