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Radar May Solve Mystery Of Tke Hidden Tomb I t A 111 n \.tfi n i r t . . . . . _. * * Northweit Arkontai TIMES, Wed., April 24, 1974 PAYITTIVILLC, ANKANIA* WASHINGTON ( A P ) ~ Ainerlcnn scientist* m-o p ], m . nlnK lo u.so 11 u p c c l n l l y closiKiied riKlnr system In mi nltcmpt lo llml Iho hidden tomli of onu of the Pluiraiilis In oi 1 Iwnculli u pyramid hulll 2,500 years lie- lore Christ. The new ntlcmpt ID lo ho made by scientists of llm Slim- Mo' Research Institute nl Piilo And, It they're successful, the achievement would m u r k Hie . Breiitcst archcoloKlcal f i n d in history --surpassing the finding of King Tut's tomb" dec- adcs ago--according In ;i scion- list \Â«ho disclosed Iho plans. Tho venture, to bejjiii In a Â·month or so, will follow nn elKlit-yenr, unsiiccessnil attempt ly other American ant! MyiJtlim bdentists-using a dlfforent method of probing--to find Iho t o m b of PharoUh Chcphren In Ihe pyramid he tiullt lit Ghi/n, second oldest of the pyramids. Chcphren WAS the son of Cheops, Ihe pharoah who built the first pyramid, culled "The Great Pyramid." All this was reported Monday hy Dr. ],uis Alvarez of the University of California at Berkeley, one of Ihe world's leading nuclcnr physicists, and origina- tor of Ihe attempt lluit failed. In a report to ho spring meeting of Uio American Physical Society, Alvare/. Kiive the final negative report of his team. He said tho scientists had been trying for the past eight years to determine whether there arc any "hidden chambers" in the Chcphren pyramid--presumably Including the Pharoah's own b u r i a l chamber--by measuring the intensity of cosmic rays penetrating the pyramid from outer space. The cosmic rays were delectable on special instruments placed In a previously lis- rered chamber beneath the pyramid's base. And tho Idea behind Ihe tests was thai, if there were hidden chamber:! In Doli Has Bunny NEW YORK (AP) - Salvador Diili is returning to ICuropc with a 5-foot-tali "Hugs Bunny" doll. The doll was given to Dull by A. Reginald. Morse, director of the Salvador Dali Museum in Cleveland, as the surreulisl painter and his wife. CJala. inl ready to sail aboard the liner France after a three - month the body of the pyramid, Iho Intensity of Ich cosmic ray flux would bo much grcalcr I h u n thai of rays passing through solid limestone, Alvarez said the researchers had m a n y tantalizing findings t h a t appeared orginally to intensity of In ccosmic ray (lux dirt--but all turned oul to bo false hopes. He said he Stanford Research Inslllutc scicntisls now p l a n lo use a different technique. 'fliat is, Instead of trying to record cosmic rays passing through the upper part of Ihe beams -- from a "very-short- range radar system"--into tbe earth beneath the chamber where Alvarez' team had placed their detection instruments. The Idea will be lo sec whether the reflected radar- waves will yield a pattern lhat might indicate tho prescenco of still another chamber deeper down, Alvarez said the chamber in which his team worked is believed lo have been a "decoy" built by the original builders lo fool grave-robbers who might have been looking for Chepn- ren's remains. Off Senate Payroll UTTLE ROCK (AP) -- Seven aides of Sen. J.W. Fulbright who are working in his re-election campaign have been taken off the Senate payroll, James B. Blair said Tuesday. Blair, a co-manager of the Fulbright campaign, said lhat all of the senator's staff mem bers who are working in the campaign arc now on the campaign payroll. Cream nil r invars ^ _ Half Gallon 109 Betty Crocker Hamburger Jiff Peanut Laundry Buffer Helper Revel Cups Iw CHKW, Ch.K.,,1-- ~ w Detergent Off Label Plus Dillon's Savings 1.89 , 3 9 n Chiffon Margarine REGULAR 66*. 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The resolution has since picked up co-sponsors. Hammerschmidt Backs Firing Of Donald Johnson WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, R- Ark., said Tuesday that Donald E. Johnson, who has resigned as hCad of the Veterans Administration, was too "headstrong" to survive in his politically sensitive job- Hanrrmerschmidt is the ranking minority member of tha House Veterans Affairs Committee. He said Johnson was caught "In a terrific crossfire" between the committee chairman. Rep. Olin E. Teague, D-Tex., and the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif. Hammerschmidt said Johnson could not have continued to head the Veterans Administration "under the constant criticism that he would have been receiving from the House and the Senate. "For that reason, I suppose it is good for the veterans program that he is resigning," he added. Hammerschmidt, Cranston, Teauge, Sen. Strom. Thurmond, R-S.C., and Sen. Clifford - E . Hansen, R-Wyo., discussed Johnson Monday with Gei. Alexander M. Haig, the President's chief of staff. Soon after the meeting, Johnson announced he would leave M Jn the near, future." Criticism of Johnson mounted after veterans groups complained the VA was ignoring veterans problems and mismanaging the distribution of GI bill benefits. Hammerschmidt mentioned two men lie believes would be acceptable replacements for Johnson -? Odell Vaughn who is chief benefits director at the VA, and Ross Adair, a foimer Indiana congressman who was a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Congress To Begin Study Of Insurance WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is starting its study of national health insurance legislation with most attention focused on President Nixon's proposal and major compromises sponsored by top Democrats. The House Ways and Means Committee scheduled Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Caspar W. Weinberger as leadoff witness today. "Comprehensive health insurance Is an idea whose time has come in America," Nixon lo!d Congress when he sent his bill to the lawmakers earlier this year. The President noted that "there is widespread support in the Congress and in the nation for some form of comprehensive health insurance. Surely, if we have the will, 1974 should be the year that we find the way." Already waiting on Capitol Hill at that time were a cradle- Lo-grave measure backed by Senate health subcommittee Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.. and a compromise plan sponsored by Sens. Russell Long, D-La., and Abraham Ribicoff. D-Conn. Long is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and Ribicoff. a former secretary of health, education and welfare, is a leading liberal on the f i - nance panel. Karlier this month Kennedy joined Rep. W i l b u r D. Mills, D- Ark., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, In introducing a compromise Intended to reconcile what had been s h a r p l y divergent approaches to health-care legislation. Ray In Hospital NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Earl Ray, confessed assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is In the hospital section of the Tennessee Slate Prison after suffering what was described ns a fainting spell. Hay had been on a four-clay hunger strike to protest his solitary confinement when ho vas moved to the hospital Sunday. But the prison warden, James finio, said he thought Ray w n n "pretending ho passed out In UU c*ll."