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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-30,Lethbridge, Alberta We*ieeäiV, Jammnf M. 1t74.THI LiTNMiPai HWALO-11 Trouble brewing . Planned automation in the post office in 1974 Is creating tensions that could lead to wildcat 8trli<es this year. Mechanization lies at the heart of the problem despite repeated promises by Postmaster-General Oueiiet that no workers will lose their Jobs through this automation. Mr. Oueiiet Is shown trying his hand at one of the coding desks. -t For 3,000 years Colossi questions intrigued man SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter) — Eievm centuries twfore the blrtH of Christ, tourists to Thebes in Egypt were mar-vellingat the Colossi of Mem-non TOere did they come from? How were they transported? For 3,000 years the questions have intrimed man. It seeiptid impossible that the two 1 huge statues of King Amenhotep in, who lived in the 14th century BC, would ever disclose their secrets. But modem scientific methods such as nuclear “fingerprinting” techniques have settled some of the controversy A and team of chemists ;ts ni- from the versity of California at Berkeley have announced In the latest issue of^Science magazine the results of nearly three years of research which included two trips to the upper Nile. Hieir findings suggest that MOTION PICTURE y TRIGGERS SCARE By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA — The movie “The Exorcist” seems to have triggered a wave of anxious patients seeking help at emergency department of general and psychiatric hospitals in Toronto in the first weeks after its opening there, according to the Medical Post I Aiid one Toronto Psychiatrist, Dr Albert Leung of the Toronto General Hospital’s acute psychiatric service, advises that anyone who is hysterical should be advised not to see the movie According to the front-page article in the fortnightly medi cal publication for doctors, the anxiety problems following viewmgs of the movie seem most common among young females. Most victims of such anxieties go to hospitals just to be with other people and can be talked out of the concerns quite easily, doctors quoted in the article say. Within a week of the opening of the movie in Toronto, the acute psychiatric service at the Toronto General saw about half a dozen patients, most of them young and female, The Medical Post reports as one eitample of the problem the early Egyptians mounted a transportation effort that staggers the imagination. The Colossi, which once guarded the king’s mortuary temple, began to attract grrat numbers of visitors following an earthquake in 27 BC when one of the huge statues began to-iising.” STATUE REPAIRED Its fame rapidly spread as visitors described sounds like human voices, wind instruments, trumpets and the sound of clashing cabals carried in the dawn winds. However, a Roman emperor stopped the sound three centuries later by reconstructing the broken colossus with stone resembling the original rock And the tourists, who had enjoyed scratching Greek and Latin poems on the statues. stopped coming. The Ci MBEER OPPOBTUMITY Perton to manage automotive stor#, write stating experlenc« and salary expected to Box 61 c/o The Lothbrldge Horald PRODUGTION UNE WORKERS Rapklly expanding manuficturer in mobile Home industry requires empfoyees for production line work ort a permanent baa!». Prevlou* experience in the mobile home Industry or related fields is nonessential The company pays 50*A of cost for Alberta Health, Life insurance, Sickness and Accioem Benefit plan. !    «»HmMw PTMMiraiM , Mm«Ii i, »74 fltaieninrt»    l.Stpw(ww S.1«HrbMr MHMMrhhi9«ri S.iO»*rM«r    l.M p«r iMur *Hlf 4SiMrMn«4qF» SJSpwliMr    t.tS p«r Imw reft NORTHWEST DESIGN & FABRICATION LTD. Post office machines create tension ' OTTAWA (CP) - PlataMl automation in the post offlce In im Jt «reatlM tenstoot that i«Ml to wtldcal itrlkeB this year, »me offida]* Sl.MO'nMiiibtr Council'«1 Postal Uo^ are predicMn^ * ' walkout! c«ikRMiie, they evea tiMNigk a wocking contract does tixA end until Deo, 31 and ttae agreem^ specifically forbids wildcat strikes.    -JStn McCall, president of Ote Canadian Union of Postal Work-.m^dUPW), predicted wdi strHus recently and even an made lii M<»itrea] l|at week 1^ Poi^iiBster-Ce^H'al Andre Oueiiet has failed to calm the apparently troubled wateiv. >lr. McCaM’s: viewl 'luve been eebeedk*y some loc»l Ontario gnlonleadm>^< '' ‘r! ^ - ^ . Medianuaiion lies at tiie'lieert of tbe.problem..‘nus year, new letter-sorting equipment is to be used at Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon. Edmonton, Calg^ and Toronto. In spite of repeated promises by Mr. Oueiiet and other offi cials Uiat no workers will lose their jobs through this automation, Mr. McCall says the union members are “concerned and nervous.'' . CUPW, v^lch r^esents about 17,000 inside workers, is most apprebensiM of the tl|0 miUion program because it would be its members that could be most affected.' Utter-S(tfting and postal coding machines now are in operation only in Ottawa, but will soon start up m Prairie cities as the post office tries to modernize the deal with increasing mail volunMi.' Interviewed recently, Mr McCall said wiklcat walkouts “are not on the doorstep.” But he said tensions will increase and are running hig^ 'now Reports ^ disgruntled postal workers reaching Mr Oueiiet apparently provoked a response from him in Montreal, where he toM the chamber of commerce automation will not be introduced to the detriment of employees. > Canadian and regional air fare hike sought THE CANADIAN PRESS Major Canadian and regional airlines have announced increases in fares, placing the blame on higher fuel costs. Air Canada, and CP Air ask* ed the Canadian transjwrt commission Friday for, m-mission to raise lam on.ueir domestic flights by an aver^ 10.5 per cent, effective I^. 24. ’ ' The airlines, in a joint press release, said jet fu61 prices have climbed more than 150 per cent in the list year—from about 17.7 cents a gallfMi hi Janua^, U73, to 3L cents a gallon in ^uary of^ this year.    ' , r The proposed new’ fare, structure provides for in- ^ creases in first-class, -economy and special discount northern ~ fares and would mean -betweei (2 and |1A more for existing economy flights in Canada. Economy fares for trips Uxiger than 500 miles will increase less than nine per cent, but increases will be greater for trim under SOQ miles because of higher costs for short-haul trips, the airlines said. Discounts for travel in off* peak period« will-remain un-chanj^ at 30 per cent of the normal eoonomy'f^. and However, fares for. senicM* düzais, faml! groups will all increase. The senior ótizens’ discount will be cut to 10 per cent from 20 per cent. Discount for yopths travelling <m a standby basis will be cut to SO per cent frcHQ 40 and grou^ of 15 or moré passengers inll receive a 10 per cen? discount, down from the current 20 per cent. Oiildren age two to 11 will qualify for r two-thirds fare instead of hall, said CP Air officials in Vancouver. Meanwhile, Transair Ud. said it has been giveniieimis-!áon>)y the federal r^idatory body to Increase fares an average of 4.5 per cent on its non-competitive routes.' A sp<Aesman said the in' ring mainly to .    itoba and parts of northwestern Ontario, wiU go into effect within a week. Transair, with headquarters in Winnipeg, has also applied for increases similar to those announced Air Canada on competitive portions of its Wlnnipeg-Toronto^run. Time Air Ltd. of Lethbridge increased its fares Jan. 1, and officials say no over-all increases are expected now. > However, the airline says it will have to adjust senior^fl-'zen and standby-discounts to remain inline with major carriers. That is to avoid p^ems wi^ passengers on major cairiers connecting with Time flights. VANTA’S ECONOMY! •04-7lhAv«mMt. BEEF SPECIAL THISÌI CXrHAWECIALtl COUNTRY CUT SPAM RIM Limit 25 lbs. par shopper ........ MEATS nwMtaf-4S4s VEEK 79« S««f taiiaage. Fresh daily......... MkWiaiwra .................... DInnarHMnaC.P.................. iaeon Unsliced................... TM ...... lb. i.a» ...... lb. 69« CONTMUINQ MARANJO’S . SELECTION OF WMTDl BOOTS sF^ 10" SELECTION OF WMTER BOOTS Now Vi pfllCE iitd OFF SELECTION OF WOMENS SHOES NHI3Q C9Q Ctaríai Q Qnriiif ■I ... MEN’S SHOES IH.tiS40 1499 SELECTION OF HANDBAGS CiNríng It. lieti »3 SiitlMni Mbim BmIrms Saaplir ■M AppHeaMi Ma| iMs tût. SELECTION OF WOMEN’S SHOES HH.1IS30 Now ... yo9 WORLD Op»n ThiirMl*)F flH • OF SHOES ai7A Sih StTMt — DMnilOWA California team, work* ing in mind-dazing 120Hlegree summer temperatures and near-freezing winter conditions, soon settled conflicting information about the dimen* sions of the Colossi The statues, once mirror images of each other, weighed 720 metric tons each and towered 47 feet above the pedestals they rested on. More difficult to answer was where the monuments came from The team chiseled samples of quartzose sandstone and compared them with the stone from seven possible quarries The reddish-pink stone was extremely hard and beautiful when polished. SOURCE DETERMINED It took a year of pétrographie studies and complicated neutron activation analysis at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory before the group agreed that the stone came from Ge-bel el Ahmar quarry near Cairo—some 420 miles downstream on the Nile How then were the enormously heavy statues transported up the Nile’ Robert F. Heizer, the professor of anthropolo^ who led the California team, guessed that at least 3,000 men, and possibly as many as 15,000, lashed the Colossi to a sledge and ran them over friction-reducing logs to a waiting monster barge Then, Heizer suggested that perhaps 1,800 oarsmen and draggers hauled the Colossi upstream, most likely when the Nile was in flood He also speculated that when the statues reached a point on the Nile bank one mile from Thebes, they were floated through a special access canal and into a now dry, man-made lake Said Heiier- "It was the greatest job of transportation ever attempted up to that time and must have been a very impressive sight " It was surpassed, perhaps, only a century or so later when Rameses II brought a statue about 300 tons heavier down from Aswan, a distance of 125 miles. ;