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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 0-THE LETHBRIDGE July Physicist pursues space colony plan WASHINGTON If physicist Dr. Gerard K. O'Neill has his the world will start building space colo- nies in the 1980s and a century from now most of humanity would be living there. The inhabitants would live in comfort in huge cylindrical stations featuring the most desirable aspects of earth-and some that earth lacks. There would be a pollution-free climate and un- limited power from the sun. There would be punty of room and a high standard of living. There would be grass and trees and water and birds and animals. There would be using soil from the but no crop-damaging insects. There would be mountains for skiing and lakes for swim- ming. is no science-fiction said professor of physics at Princeton in an interview. is proposed can be done with 1970s technology and within the cost range of the Apollo The world may not have a he said. If the present There's Still Time... and there's still good reason to HIRE A Hundereds of students of all ages have obtained summer employment with the help of the Student Manpower Centres in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. But there is still a need for jobs for many students for the remainder of the summer. If you need help for a a or any part of the balance of the student holiday period CONTACT THE HIRE-A-STUDENT OFFICE IN YOUR Blairmore Court House Bldg. Carbston M.D. Administration Bldg. Claresholm Sr. Citizens' Drop-In Centre Coaldale Sportsplex Building Fort Macleod Town Office Picture Butte North County Rec. Office Pmcher Creek M.D. Bldg. Box Taber Post Office Building Milk River Town Office Vauxhall Town Office Lethbridge-424-7th St. S. Counsellors Mavis Walmsley Dean Russell Shelly Matkin Lynn Baxter Linda Pavan Brenda Tillsley Cheryl Davies Terry Bond Steve Lucas Elaine Conrad Marilyn Selk Maureen Yamashita Garrett Palmer and six staff members Phone Office Open 562-2633 Aug. 15 653-4244 235-3977 345-3960 234-4425 732-4774 627-3433 223-3232 647-3773 654-2556 327-2111 327-2112 327-2113 Aug. 31 Aug.15 Aug. 15 Aug. 31 Aug.15 Aug. 23 Aug. 31 Aug. 19 Aug. 15 Aug. 31 population trend the number of persons on our globe would quadruple by from four billion to 16 billion. O'Neill is internationally not as a designer of space vehicles but in one of the most productive areas of physics in which beams of high energy particles are fired head-on at one another. His principle has been used in the design of some of the world's most powerful particle accelera- tors. O'Neill's concept has at- tracted the attention of re- searchers at other univer- sities and in the National Aeronautics and Space Ad- ministration. Says John H. NASA's director of advanced study is well based and we'll certainly fol- low the results with interest. But we're not in position now where we can put any money into USES SPACE SHUTTLE O'Neill envisions using NASA's reflyable space which is to become operational in to deliver elements of a first space col- ony and a construction force into space. He said about 300 shuttle launchings would be required to hoist the needed tons of material and 000 people. An additional 200 people would be sent to the moon to build a camp to mine and process raw materials for construction of the colony. key point in cost reduc- tion is to get nearly all the materials for the some 98 per cent of the total from the moon. The cuum environment of the moon and its low escape ve- locity will make it possible to use an ground- based materials running on solar The initial colony would consist of two connected cyl- about half a mile long and 900 feet in with total weight of tons. Each would rotate once in 20 seconds so that centrifugal lorce would produce an earth- like gravity for the in- habitants. A collector at one end would convert the sun's rays to electrical energy. External mirrors would reflect sunlight inside to illuminate the colony and permit crop growing. A changeable mirror angle would control the length of day. The physicist even has se- lected the site for the first colony. It's a place along the orbit of the miles from both earth and known as L5. Because 1970s tedinology is sufficient we coufd start now and have 10.000 people living and working in space at L5 by the late 1980s at a total cost of about O'Neill es- timated. 'We could move nearly all industry into space and turn earth into a worldwide O'Neill said. QUIT GUERRILLA WAR LISBON The major insurgent group in Portugal's richest African has announced it is giving up guerrilla warfare in favor of legal participation in Angolan the Por- tuguese news agency Lusitania reported. The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola said it will continue to strive for independence but we can struggle because of the overthrow of the old Portuguese regime. Keeping cool The summer heat across the prairies is enough to drive a dog to drink. sipping on ice is a three-year-old bloodhound owned by H. S. Lockhart of Winnipeg. CHARGEX Corner d. 3rd AVI. 5th St. S. NATIONAL DEPT. STORES CHARGKX Thurs. and Fri. till 9 BOYS' GIRLS' DOWN FILLED S.E. WOODS SKI JACKETS lot Exactly as Illustrated i First quality garments at a fantastic low price. 2 way concealed sizes S.M.L. Navy Blue only. Not exactly as illustrated. nylon outer polyester fiberfill sleeves. Retail Price I Fully tested and approved. I Heavy duty rubberized nylon. HOLIDAY SALE PRICE ONLY 2 MAN RUBBER BOATS Reg. 49.50 4450 SPECIAL FACTORY HEAVY COTTON DUSTERS In a beautiful array of colors and and washable. 95 BUY SEVERAL AT THIS LOW PRICE 1 THE STARSTREAM Rip Stop nylon with sidewalls. BACK PACK TENT Complete with pegs and own carry case. Reg. 42.95 MEN'S NYLON JACKETS Full cut for action. 2 with zippered and domed front. Sizes 38-46. Reg. 17.95 14 44 DELUXE NYLON PACK MAGNESIUM Alloy padded 1 A95 shoulder straps. 19 COLEMAN SPORTLITE LANTERN Suggested Selling 28.50 HOLIDAY SPECIAL i 16 AJAX CLEANSER 14oz. size. HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2.43 LADIES' EMBROIDERED and STUDDED BLUE DENIM 2 PANT SUITS Just Enhance your summer wardrobe. Sizes 7-16. Not exactly as illustrated. 21 50 CLEARANCE 1 RACK LADIES' ASSORTED TOPS I and .fa MEN'S POLYESTER PERMANENT PRESS DRESS PANTS Sizes 32-36. Reg. MEN'S AND BOYS' OXFORD AND BOOT STYLE RUNNING SHOES Your choice of vinyl or cenvee. Reg. to Boys' sizes 1-5. Men's6-12. MEN'S HIKING BOOTS Lug speed lace. Padded ankle. Sizes 7-11. 1295 LADIES' SUMMER SHORTS CLEARANCE Large table styles and sizes. '1 LADIES' HANDBAGS HOLIDAY CLEARANCE All styles. All colors. Values to Undelivered mail sold to Italian pulp mill ROME It doesn't really matter what address you put on your let- ters to Italy Likely as not they'll end up at the pulp mill. At that's the impres- sion after revelations that several tons of undelivered mail have been sold to mills as waste paper Some it is still get through the nation's chronically inefficient mail system Most of them arrive several or even after they were posted. Italians and foreigners alike long ago became resigned to the idea that their greeting letters and even tele- grams may well be historical documents by the time they reach their destination. But recent newspaper re- ports of mail pulping have once again focused attention on what must be the Western world's least reliable postal system There was even a report of a travelling perpetually in circles around the country and carrying mail bags with no destination. BUSINESSES HARD HIT For many people living the chaotic situation has become a sick joke. One for- eign journalist received a telegram telling him when his wife would be arriving from abroad. It arrived a day after his wife had returned safely home. For Italian businesses try- ing to trade with foreign con- the situation is intoler- able. They resort either to private who charge them about to deliver a letter from Rome to or arrange for their mail to be posted in neighboring Switzer- land. Visiting foreigners regular- ly find themselves hounded on by desperate ur- gently pressing mail into their hands for posting when they return to France or the United States. If a letter arrives from Bri- tain in less than three it is considered miraculous. Some people are still getting Christmas cards. The Reuter office in Rome received a letter from some 150 miles eight weeks after it was posted. VATICAN BENEFITS Large international organ- such as the Rome- based UN Food and Agricul- ture Organization run their own privately-operated postal services. Embassies are pestered by residents who want to use the diplomatic bag to get mail out of the country. The has long had its own postal and the notorious unreliability of Italy's service provides ex- tra revenue for church coffers as Italians buy Vatican stamps and post their letters in the pale-blue mail boxes around St. Peter's Square. The recent mail-pulping al- legations were a new twist to an old story and are the sub- ject of inquiries by both po- lice and the postal ministry it- self. According to press more than 15 tons of mail which the postal authorities farmed out to private agen- cies for delivering were in fact sold to pulping mills as scrap. The which have not been allege that among items vviiic-h ended up as ''reconstituted were registered pen- sion books and postal orders worth more than PROBLEMS NUMEROUS The ministry explains that such if they took have been a mis- There have been several at- tempts at reforming the sys- but so far they have had little effect. One of the prob- lems is said to be the vast amount of religious literature sent by church organizations at highly favorable con- cessionary rates. More is the hopelessly outdated equip- ment used in the dimly-lit sorting offices around the country. An attempt some years ago to introduce postal codes for big cities had no effect be- cause the authorities never got around to buying the nec- essary electronic equipment. Postal workers resent offi- cial allegations that chronic absenteeism and slack work- ing habits are to blame for the chaos. Union leaders argue that postmen's working conditions are among the worst in Italy and that the long hours of overtime they are expected to work are grossly underpaid. For the tele- phones and telexes are the best bet when you can get a line. BIRTH OF AIR MAIL The first air transport of mail in Canada was made in 1918 by Capt. Brian who flew from Montreal to Toronto with 120 letters. VANTAS ECONOMY MEATS 904 7th Ave. S. 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