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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, April 3, 1972 1HE ISTHBR1DGE HERAID IS Noiv in third month CBC technicians rotating strike defies simple lly IAN POHTKK Canadian Press l.alior Writer OTCVWA (CP> Now in Its third month, the rotating strike by CBC technicians defies a simple explanation almost as much as it tlocs a simple solu- tion. The issues in the dispute lie- twecn the corporation and the National Association of Broad- cast Employees and Techni- cians were not easy to isolate in the first place. The positions of both sides seem to grow harder as more and more bystanders are drawn into the battle. "We have a feeling that If we go tliis far anil then give in, management will throw it in our face everytimc we sit down to talk contract in the said one NA13ET member on a Parliament Hill picket line. NABET officials say their men would compromise for a hefty salary increase. Chief union negotiator Robert Bou- chard insisted in an interview this week, however, that "they Cthe management) don't have enough money to buy a peace.' At least equal to money in im portance, he said, is the issue o job security. He blamed man agement attitudes for the feet ing by the men that they mus fight for their jobs. From this point of view, thi dispute is the underside of z revolution in communication technology that has occuret during (be past 10 years, largelj as a spin-off from the U.S space program. The new technology includes (he lightweight, hand-held tell, vision cameras known "creepy desk-size v deotape equipment that enable a producer lo pre-edit hi shows, computer programmXi that permil.s automatic swifd ing and scheduling of broa free-lancers, he said. Mr. liouchard accused the CBC of seeking a "blank cheque" to introduce new equip merit in any way it sees fit. At the same time, he agrec n s of ways of saving "Now, if yive you a clear money. Kor one thing, they guarantee <.m it, why do they i could eliminate some of their say nnepl management." Toronto heroin users problem TORONTO (CD Metro- polltan Toronto police say her- oin users, some toting guns and others only 13 years old, have become the city's num- ber one dnig problem with more than addicts to the habit. "It's got out of -said one police officer. simply can't keep up with it. There's no doubt it's going tn get much worse." Since last Tuesday, 56 per- of them of Italian origin and in their teeiis or early been arrested by members of the ROMP'S drug squad in a major crack- down on traffickers, Most of those arrested are charged vntli trafficking in heroin, amphetamines and MDA. Police say a result of the raids has been that the price of heroin, winch was a capsule at the beginning of the week, has jumped to They add that last Decem- ber liKjre was such an over- supply of I'1? I'" price dropped to a capsule. WITHIN PRICE RANGE cap that would ne within the price range of any kid who's gone the route of marijuana and hashish and speed and who wants to try something said a senior police official. at tliut price, a lot of kids probably tried their first heroin. it a deliberate at- tempt to drop the price hi order to rcmiit new users? I don't know." Heroin, the most potent and addictive narcotic- available on the illicit market in To- ronto, is a while powdery 51 Finec from (he raw .seed. It is normally taken by injection into (he bloodstream in a procedure called "main- liring." Drug experts sny it under mines the emotions and mor- als of the user. At first, heroin merely expands the ogo and gives tlic user a sen.se of ex- aggerated value ant! happi- ness. l.atcr, it removes pity, re- morse and al! sense of respon- sibility. RCMP Commissioner W. L. Higgitt has estimator! there are ;.bout to .000 "hard-line heroin addicls" in Canada. Tn 1JI71, police seized Mfl pounds heroin worth S75 million. OIUGIN'ATKS IN TURKI'W Toronto police say the im- port i up, of heroin is entirely by a few members of the city's Italian community. "They have Die contacts in snid a drug investi- gator. ''The morphine base niuve.s out of Turkey to Italy to France, as a rule., and there is refined into hcroih. Then it's smuggled into Can- ada." An RCMP official said it is getting more and more cases of "kids carrying guns." 'We made three arrests in Toronto last week in three days and each one of the peo- ple we arrested was carrying a he said. 'We've lieard of at least possible killing. Our infor- mation was that two heroin users just kept injecting her- oin into a third person to kill him. What can we prove? Only that he Od'd (over- The two people who are supposed to have done it have since died both of them from an over- dose." Police say they have had trouble dealing with the Ital- ian community and receive little assistance in apprehend- ing suspects. "It's almost impossible fo watch a suspect in Little said one policeman. "As soon as you park your car the whole street knows you're there. Italian sou glit n MONTREAL (CP) -An ian national Ixnug sought by po- lice in connection with .several slayings in Sicily is do- tmiKti pending LI hearing by im- migration officials. An im migration men. spokesman said Giacu 1711110 Carnporealt, 41, of Palermo, Sicily, was detainer! on arrival at MonUcal International Air- port, Officials noted certain ir- regularities in his passport and checked RCMP. Through Intcrpol, the interna- tional police organization, it was learned Italian police had issued warrants for Camporoalc's ar- rest in conneclion with at least three slaybigs. Police said Camporeale es- caped from Asinara penal col- iny last December. lie had Ixien sent there in June, ]fl7lf during an exile of alleged lead- ers of organized crime. STAMPEDE GIMMICK CALGARY