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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 mi irrHniDGi HJWUB Mdoy, AJMII 10, wo Doctor Raps Drug Study Commission By JIM POLING REGINA (CP) The LeDain commission, bombarded with thousands of words on the evils and advantages ot drags Thurs- day was told it may have been established for political or per- Eonal gain. The allegation, made by Re- gina physician Dr. E. W. Bar- ootes, brought an angry re- sponse Irom GeraM LeDain, chairman of the federal com- mission studying the non-medi- cal use of drugs. Some people suspect "your commission may be asked to be a rubber stamp or that you will be the acquiescent body lint provides the stamp of approval for already preconceived said Dr. Earootes. Mr. LeDaJn. the 45-year-old dean of Toronto's Osgoode Hall law school, warned the doctor he was reflecting upon the in- tegrity of the commission and Jts members and could have to answer for it. The doctor asked for a private bearing because he did not wist to "offend" the commission but the angry chairman replied: "It's too late for that. You have been very offensive to me." Dr. Barootes said the com- mission may havs started oui with the best of intentions bul some people are wondering whether the commission is bearing all groins wanting present views. iTires Slashed In Regina Riot REGINA (CP) More than The doctor did not specify tu is fearful and suspicious of M commission's work. Dr. Barootea cfflKluted hi? re- marks by apologizing for any mputations, Air. LeDain, bow- asked him to remain seated. "In suggesting that this com- mission is to be a rubber stamp anyone's views, you have cast a serious reflection on my- self and my colleagues. It is completely unrounded, and it is so far from the truth that it a very unjust imputation and one which I repudiate." Some persons iiave been un- happy with the hearings be- they were subjected to examination, evaluation and criticism of their opioioos, said he chairman. SAYS SEEK OBJECTIVITY The commission had worked lard to get the widest possible range of opinion and had main- ained its independence from any potiricai influences. Throughout the one-day Re- gina public the com- mission was inundated with the views of students, some of them admitted drug users. At m hour-keg hearing at the University o f Saskatchewan, commissiooers were told mari- juana must be legalized and of the youthful audience of about 206 suggested they may get tie by armed re- volt. The 200 teen-agers dows and slashed win- tires on a police car during a disturbance Thursday light in uuwnUiwu Regma. "They" dispersed after a special 16-man police tquad ap- peared on the scene. The altercabiiD started when one person was arrested on charge of creating a distur banoe on a downtown intersec- tion. Need Is Stressed For Independent Western Canada student' union, in a brief, asked that a government agency control sale of mari- juana done for liquor. Some of the university crowd followed the commission bade to the afternoon session in a down- town hotel and heckled Regina lawyer Morris C. Sbunrialcber when he suggested legalization of marijuana, could lead to eov- ernmeot encouragement of use of the drug. Dr. Soumlatcher said It Is passible government would compel use of marijuana for the revenues and to make "men tractable and obedient and de- stroy their will." Welfare Recipients Stage March EDMONTON (CP) About 40 members of Humans On Welfare march- ed in front of the legislature Thursday as representatives of the organization met with So- cial Development Minister Ray Speaker to present a brief. The organization is urging that the voucher system of pay- ment to welfare recipients be replaced with ordinary checks. A H.O.W. spokesman said he had about 200 letters to present to the minister. These urge the government to change the sys- tem of issuing welfare vouch- ers. The brief to the minister calls the voucher system humiliating and inoo and degrad- ation is due not only to the constant reminder to welfare recipients that are on chanty, but also to an unwill- ingness on the part of landlords and merchants to accept the inconvenience cf the welfare voucher." The spokesman said another letters are being mailed directly to the government "We hope these will convince the government that we are ready for a-change." WANT CHEQUES KOT VOUCHERS Bill Of Rights For Alberta Proposed By Tory Leader EDMONTON (CP) An At i BUI of Rights "f a r ranger and more comprehen- ve than the existing Social >edit Human Rights Act" was reposed in {he legislature jursday by Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed. "This bill contains a positive eclaration of 11 fundamental ghts and thus effectively sup- ements the Canadian Bill of lights in the provincial sphere." Hiirty Persons Charged >n Various Drug Offences M SCOTT 344C .This powerful SO-Watt FM stereo receiver includes Reid Effect Transistors to let you hear more stations more dearly, Scott Integrated Circuit IF strip for reception, and all-silicon output for instant power, lirterstation muting gives you noise-free tuning between FM stations. For crystal-clear AH reception, checX out 384, the version of the 344C, LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BUILDING PHONE 32MOIO IW-TIRK PLAZA MOTOR HOTEL 'AND RESTAURANT R I B For Prospective Bride and Groom WATCH AND CLIP THIS ADVERTISEMENT EACH FRIDAY FOR HINTS ON .Jo rlan Uou THE MAID OF HONOR AND THE BEST MAN Affer the vows cf the marriage bsen spoVen, the maid of honor toVes the bride's bou- quel. She may arrange the brldVi veil and that her train Is slralght os turns lor Ihe re- ceisional, The moid of Sonar aVapti the face veil, If she has one, back over headrfreis. Afler the reception the maid of honor Ihe britfe dresi for anrf may care of ber wedding dress and veil. When ihg bride gives the groom a ring, maid of honor carries it end hands II to the The ben man U usually tht brother of the groom or bride or beil friend. The beil man carries Iho marriage licence, handi the clergyman hli fee and came) the wedding ring. The lug- gage it taken care of before the couple leave for Ihe honeymoon. He may secure hotel and cccomodatlont for couple, 9 Labor Party Makes Gain In Election LONDON (CP) The Labor party made gome gains in T h u r s d a y's etecnon for the Greater London Council but the Conservatives retained contro of the big municipal body ant also held their own in county elections held elsewhere in Eng Ian. "It now looks as though chances of a June general elec tion are Anthony Bar her, national chairman of the Conservitive party, said today Prime Minister Wilson now will be counting on a favorable public reaction to the Labor government's budget Tuesday His party has to face a genera election within about a year. Wilson will keep close tabs on elections due next month in var ioiL5 municipal boroughs outsk London for signs of hie govern- ment's popularity.. Labor has >een badly-baUered in a strin o f parliamentary byelections sinco tha last national vote in 1966. HALE OfTlCAL COMPANY I TO Ptrty Mp4oy Dltpcming Optician 307 St. S. 127.71 >2 HIGH RIVER (CP) West- en Canada can no longer be a doormat for eastern interests, jolt HarradttKe, a Calgary lawyer who is the spokesman for a group studying the (easi- Properiy and civil rights and administration of justice are under provincial jurisdiction and such matters under the Ca- nadian bill would not apply in Alberta, said the Progressive Conservative member. The proposed Alberta bill would .have precedence over other provincial statutes, un- less they were specifically ex- empted. Toe pcvseot act ifiiiutInnate- EDMONTON (CP) About I persons charged with drug Jences foDowmg city police undercover work reserved elec- tion and plea when they ap- leared in magistrate's court Thursday. A police spokesman said the average-age-of those arrested fas 16 years. Charges included, tafficking and possession of such drugs as opium, STP, hashish 'and speed." Sixty warrants' were issued and 27 of the youthful suspects were arrested by a squad of 25 RCMP and city police offi- cers during the day. Five persons, who 'attended court as they waited for a' spe- cial session to begin involving 26 people, were arrested under warrant and charged with traf- ficking. Most of the arrested persons from re- manded to nest week. Arrests began early Thure- lay morning and a city police ifticial said raids would con- inue at addresses scattered throughout the city "until we accomplish what we set out to do." Dief Suffers Ankle Injury OTTAWA (CP) Former prime minister John Diefenba ker walked with the aid of a cane Thursday, as a result of a fall during his daily walk Wednesday. Mr. Diefenbaker fell about a.m. a he walked through Rockcliffi Park village where he lives, i section of the curb crumbled be- neath him, He suffered torn ligaments in Ms right ankle. Although advised to rest bis ankle, Mr. Diefenbaker was or his feet several times in th Commons Wednesday and mad a. 25-minule speech Thursday OFFERING YOU THE FINEST IN CATERING FACILITIES LARGE OR SMALL WE CATER TO THEM AIL PHONE 328.2364 FOR RESERVATIONS 10th AVENUE and MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE A new Exciting Sound in Rock Music BOOKINGS AND INQUIRIES PHONE: 328-6849 or 327-2929 WK1TI! THl CRYSTAL SOUL 702 15th Jt. N., lethbrldgt CUP THIS AD FOR FUTUH REFERENCE Edmonton police arrested 25 ersons last December foikrw three months of undercover ork by a policeman. Seven- more have been charged a result of the vdercover t'estigatjoa ncreased Speed Limits )pposed EDMONTON (CP) A mo- on proposing increased speet rots and a freeway experi mental zone with no postet limits may have been "talked out" of the Alberta legislature Irorsday. A private member's motion by Dr. W. A. Buck (SC-Clover lar) asked that consideration given to removing the day i g h t differential, increasing speed limits to five-to-10 mites an hour and setting up an ex perimental xooe on a freeway with unlimited speed other than reasonable and prudent.1 Dr. Buck said engmeerin) and designing of cars hat anced and modern highways are improved to the point where many limits are unrea istic. He also urged members to keep the debate short, M that vote could be taken.- It is.unlikely that debate on be motion will come up again. wu opposed by wth Social Credit and oppos ion members, including cab net ministers Ethel Wilson lordon Taylor, Highways Minister Taylor said that to suggest that post ed speeds are too low indicates a belief that criteria used bj Ihe department to set fl speeds are too cautious. "Speed limits are not set b guess-work." y is subservient to other legis- he said in an interview ter. The bill proposes non dis- criminatory provisions on em- oyment for the 45-to-6S age poup, fim'ilar to legislation in iritish Columbia, and also would broaden the anti dis- criminatory provisions based on sex. It requires all unsettled com- ainls to be reviewed by an ndependent concussion, Mr.v Lougheed said. "The existing act requires n minister's approval before there can be a review by a joard of inquiry." The bin also permits proseco- oos for offences contravening x act to be' made without re- quiring the approval of a cabi- net minister, as is now the ase. I Mr. Lougheed said many of provisions reflect the think- ing of an Ontario Royal Com- mission inquiry into civil rumts. TV TRIAL In other business House peaker A_. J. ffixon announced hat television cameras woold se. brought into the legislature next Monday aiid Tuesday to Jve members an opportunity to ee if fuming of sessions would Ssropt the business of the House. None of the film would be Bed for news broadcasts, Mr. Xxon said. But certain parts FouM be used for educational Toadcasts. The .concept of trial filming o see if TV crews would af- tect the conduct 'of business was discussed in the last ses- sion and Mr. Dbton was asked to arrange a trial for this ses- sion. DAM UNSOUND The rnanagement.of the Bas- Electric Workers Plan Strike RED DEER (CP) Union employees in the cirr hgbt and power, department voted 18 to one Thursday to strike over a contract wage dispute with the city. The workers must provide 41 hours notice before a strike can be called. It is the first time the city has faced a strike by civic workers. The vote follows rejection by members of the Internationa] Brother food of Efectrka Workers local of a provincial conciliation award providing wage increases of 20 per cenl over two-years. The conciliation award would have provided wage rates of a year by May 1, 1971 to journeymen linemen, the key classification. They earned an bow un der the previous contract which expired Dec. 31. The con- ciliation award mold bare pro- vided an increase to last Jan. 1, to Sept. 1 and May 1, 1J71. illity of an independent west- ern Canada, said Thursday. The f casibility study is neeet- sary so that western Canada can negotiate with Ottawa from a position of strength, be told 100 persons at a public meeting in this ranching and fanning community 55 miles until of Calgary. must be prepared far the iitiire. Unless we know all answers gained from an iade- >endent study, we win contuut. to be the doormats of Canada. Mr. Harradence, former lead- er of the Alberto Progrearn Conservative- Party, eriUened the while paper in .taxation which he said "expressed philosophy, thoughts sod dreams of those whom we might kindly can socialists." He said the only reason an oil pipeline is not being built into Montreal is that prices would rise cHghfly there. "Alberta oil wells are pro- ducing at one-half capacity, but a Montreal pipeline is refused because gas would cost two cents more a gallon. "Is that too high a cost far Canadian unity? "Apparently it is, but ii is not too high for us in the west to pay a family because of high tariffs designed to protect Cnaadian industries." Deadly Parcel PARIS (Reuters) Wednesday intercepted a parcel Doooy-trappeu wzdi _ French Defence Debre, the addressed to Minister Michel newspaper France Soir reports. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 48 ABOVE ZERO At SUNRISE SATURDAY. SUNSET Lethfcridge .......tl Pincher Creek 56 38 Vermilion.......46 28 Edmonton........so 34 sano Dam has expressed con-' that the dam. is structural- ly unsound, said Bill Yurko (PC Stratheona "If it fails, it will fail on a catastrophic basis, with danger to fife and property." He was commenting on the sasons for his questions to Labor Minister Ray Reierson during the question period in the House Thursday. He asked the minister If studies had been done on the dam structure and if there was any danger to lives if struc- tures were weak. Mr. Reierson said there has been no reports 'of any dangers in dam structures and that the Water Resources Branch car- ried out continuing studies in such matters. He denied there wu any danger to life or prop- erty. Mr. Yurko said he consider- ed the minister's answers vague and said he will pursue the matter outside the legisla- ture Bassano is about 60 miles southeast of Calgary, Calgary..........59 37 45 35 57 38 62 44 47 37 53 33 Kamlopps.......66 39 Vancouver 59 43 Saskatoon 54 40 Regina .......54 37 Winnipeg........ 29 18 Thunder Bay ......31 14. Cranbrook Victoria...... Penlicton..... Prince Rupert Prince George .01 .23 Toronto Ottawa Montreal 53 28 52 30 57 33 Chicago......... 33 Sew York....... 76 44 las Angeles.....-. W 57 Miami 71 SYNOPSIS Sunny weather win prevail ia most AKerta areas Saturday. By late in the day a thick layer of cloud nill cross the mouo. tains with the approach of an- other Pacific storm. FORECAST Lethbridge Mostly with little change f. tempera- ture. Kuril W1S. kUk Medicine Hat Mostly sunrrj and u'We cooler. Winds NW15 and gusty. Low high Colombii, with a few sunny periods by day and Saturday. Light winds. Low tonight and high Saturday at. Cranbrook '30-47. Castlegar 35-50. THE UNIVERSITY Of CAlGARY SENATE SUBMISSIONS Tho Senate of The University of Calgary will hold its regular spring meeting on May 5, 1970. It Ihe duty of Senate to enqulrt Into ony moHer thai might tend' to enhance the usefulnesj of the University. or groupi art Invited fo make written lubmisslons to the Senate for consideration of its tpring meet- ing. These will then be studied by appropriate Senate commlnees prior to the meeting. may appear the in lupport of their submissions, or attend as spectators, Direct all correspondence not later than April 17, to, R. T. C. MtBain, Q.C., Chairman External Rtkrtiont Univtitity of Calgary 200 City Tnm luilding 332 7fh AvtniM CMOAKY SPRING MACHINERY SPECIALS CASE 1032 With Cob, Duel Hydraulics. Jvit of tht tpccUb on now at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES HIGHWAY PHONE 3J7-116S OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Loth- bridge district are bare and dry and in good driving condi- tion. There is a 75 per cent loading restriction DO Highway 61 from the junction of High- way 4 to Skiff, which came into effect April .9 at 7 a.m. Highway l-Ca1gary'to Banff is bare dry. Banff-GoH- en is mostly bare and dry. Few sections of black ice. la Rerebtoke.had 7i4 inchd of mow. which has been plowed and sanded. Motorists are ad- vised to watch for slippery sec- UODJ, fallen. rock and frost heaves. Banff to Radrara (s mostly bare and in good condi- tion with a few slippery sec- tions. Banff Jasper is mostly bare and in good condition, however, there was 10 inches of new snow in the Columbia let Fields and risibility is poor. CresUm-Salmo highway main- ly bare with sli MotorisU are slippery se advised to sections. watch for fallen rock and caribou and deer on the highway. Snow tires or chain are re- quired when travelling In any mountain area. This Includes all ski resort access roads. PORTS OT ENTRY (Opening and Closing Cmrtts, U hours; Carwajr I a.m..to 6 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain ctoed. Del BoniU 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to I p.m.; 24 tours; PurthiU-RykerU I a.m, to midnight; Pass, for winter. ;