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1 Ga lesbufg f I - _ Monday, June 4, 1973 JLJ . I_L J - - A _ _ J U- . I _ _ I - ' ^ * L- ' _I_±X_^ • • • — • -I MM • I l_l _ k_ Sri Lanka's Gem Wealth Being Stolen By REGINALD NICHOLAS COLOMBO —While Sri Lanka (Ceylon) as struggling with serious economic problems, much of its natural wealth is being loslt through the highly organized smuggling of gems, Efforts to curb the illicit trade have been intensified and heavy fines have been imposed on those caught, but it 'seems the smuggling is On the increase. The authorities (are unable to put an exact figure on the value! of gems smuggled from the island each year but an official estimate puis the total at $30 million. Unofficial estimates range from $50 to $80 million. This compares with Sri Lanka's total export earnings from gems of about $8 million. Between 35 to 40 different varieties of precious and semiprecious stones are mined in Sri Lanka in tan area of about 800 square miles in the souilhwest sector of the isfland. In the last decade, new gem fields have been found in the cen tr al a nd sou thorn sec tors and these are now being exploited. Ruby, sapphire, chrysoberyl iand -alexandrite arc of the highest value and considered precious, while aquamarine, zircon, topaz, gaimets, spinel and tourmaline are considered semii-prccious. Ceylon's rubies, sapphires and chrysoberyls tare the most (sought alter stones. The ruby is a mixture of purple red and red lightly tinged with orange. The sapphire has a color ranging from a bright to a light blue, but it also occuns in colors such as pink mauve, green, yellow or brown. The chrysoberyl, generally yellow in color, is of two varieties: cat's eye which has a luminous silvery band between two colored zones and the other very rare and valuable alexandrite. Some of the most valuable a sapphire weighing 500 carafe, stores in toe world's best and the "Blue Belle of Asia/' a collcictioiiis are from the island, sapphire weighing 400 carats. They include the world's All the latter are in the largest star ruby, known as the Museum of Natural History in tlossor Reeves Ruby, weighing New York, over 140 carats, which belongs , to an American collection; the 0 smuggling down the govern"Star of Incite," a ster sapphire ment has granted several tax 563 carats: the In an effort to bring the level blue carats; a deep sapphire weighing 118 carats; the "Blue Giant of the Orient,'* weighing "Midnight Star," _..sessions to gem Among line concessions is a 25 cent per bonus foreign to import cars ocdhiange and luxury goods ami a higher exchange rate on earnings. In another move the slale- aponsored Gom Corporation is buying atones direct from the miner. Though the corporation has been foble to step up exports—In April it sold blue sapphires and cats eyes worth $1 million to Ohina-ils earnings represent a tiny fraction of what merchants make in the illicit trade. Downward Trend As the U. S. birth rate goes down, so do the predictions. Left side of chart shows actual birth rate since 1912. On right side are four predictions of possible future rates by the Census Bureau. Before 1968, the series were lettered A through D, with A being the highest and D the lowest phojections. At the end of 1967, series A was dropped and a new Jower series E was added. At the end of 1972, series B was dropped and a new lower prediction, series F, was added as the birth nate per 1,000 population dropped to its lowest level in history. Already there are signs the series F may be too high, NEA By LAWRENCE LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — Your series on low blood sugar was great. Your suggestion about adding roughage to the meals was unknown to me but seems to be a real help. Sometime when you're discussing it I wish you would consider the fact that some of these people with low blood sugar have a genuine kttoleriance for certain protein foods especially. Not all but some. Do you find this to be true end is it related to the general picture or just a second complicating condition that one sees at times with the hypoglycemia? The intolerances are usually multiple and include milk, cereals, legumes, etc. Dear Reader — I receive a number of good letters from doctors, such as yourself. They contain important public information. I hope to include such year-old female and have syphilis. I'm having treatment, and also started work at a V.D. clinic. The reason I'm writing is because there are hundreds of people who have V.D. and don't know it. I would like to say if you think you might have j V.D. go to your doctor, or better, go to a V.D. clinic, there are a lot of them. Venereal disease doesn't just get teens. V.D. doesn't play favorites. V.D. can infect at any age. The youngest person in our clinic was II and the oldest was 53. I read an article about an 80-year-old man who got syphilis. If you're over 30 don't think you can't get V.D., because you can. Please print this letter because I want everybody to know about this disease. l Dear Reader Thank you soci information from other doctors when possible. l for trying to help other people. It's certainly true that some I You're absolutely right. V.D. of the people who suffer from I does not play favorites in terms low blood sugar attacks do not j° f age, religion, sex, race, wealth or social position. Having oY "these"people have muIUpIcl' nUmate relations with others, problems in absorption from the digestive tract, This can affect milk tolerance, particularly if they have trouble splitting and absorbing tlie double milk sugar lactose. It might be difficult to establish that this was due to 1 also agree with >\>ur recom- the proteins in some of the foods jmendation that anyone who has or whether they were associated \™y ™ason to think they might i with other elements that are :have venereal disease elnuld common in certain protein foods i seek an examination from a; such as the milk sugar in milk. VD - clin,c or through the COUIK It is also true that some peopled or clt y health office. ; don't tolemte soybean and soy-:(Newspaper Enterprise Assn.); bean products well and find them to be gas formers. Some individuals who ing or other aspects, raises the possibility of venereal disease, unless both partners are free of disease and are not engaging in 'activities with anyone else. have blood ach acidity with their attacks and generalized digestive complaints. As an initial approach, eliminating sweets, and in severe cases eliminating milk and cereals (both of which are sometimes troublesome in terms ol absorption and Send your questions to Dr. Lrmb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on diver- ticulosis, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Diverticulosis" booklet. absorption and sticking to digestion); lean meats, 'Singapore* ItevivuJ IMiitiy, fish, aJid Mturat vegrt-, Singapore, thv independent ab es with plenty of roughage is: c ;, v . slate with a population of helpful. After the problem has; m arly two million, off the south- been controlled, by individual ex- iCrn tip 0 f Malaysia, was a pros- pen mentation one can find.j jer ous trade router in the 13th what foods are best tolerated. 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