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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBHIDGE April Officials doubt drug use increasing OTTAWA (CP) While 1973 figures show a substantial increase in the reported use of narcotics, hallucinogenics and cannabis, officials are not ready to concede that drug use is in- creasing Instead, they leel the figures might only reflect a better system of recording who uses what drugs The bureau of dangerous drugs reports a whopping in- crease in new marijuana and hashish users The bureau recorded new users dur- ing 1973 compared with new users in 1972 The report also says new illicit narcotic drug users were uncovered in 1973, about the same number that became known to the department in 1972, but up considerably from the years before 1972 About 90 per cent were heroin users and 35 per cent were between the ages of 20 and 24 In 1973, almost persons became known to the branch as new users of mostly LSD MDA and increase from in 1972 Inspector Gordon Tomalty of Ottawa, national co- ordinator for RCMP drug squads, said the big increase in reported cannabis and hallucinogen users could be due to increased police surveillance RCMP drug squads, as well as provincial and municipal police squads, have been in- creased and strengthened, he said It was difficult to say whether use of these drugs was more widespread than three or four years ago. However, he said narcotics use may be increasing Many of the 2.266 known new A really slick idea Ex-French premier leading candidate General Motors researchers Dr Edward Trachman (left) and Richard Rosen- berg demonstrate a new kind of lubricant, the two developed, by pushing a five- pound steel block across a steel surface with feathers The new lubricant system called the "ball-grease bearing" because it is made of grease and tiny ball bear- ings, has a friction coefficient 100 times greater than ordinary grease. The best to you from Palm. Old Fashioned Ice Cream. DAIRIES LIVITE-Q Welcomed back OTTAWA (CP) Social Credit Leader Real Caouette got a warm welcome from lellow MPs when he returned to the Commons Tuesday Mr Caouette has been recovering trom a snowmobile accident for about a month and there was desk thumping from both sides of the House PARIS (Reuter) Former premier Jacques Chaban-Del- mas emerged Tuesday as the strongest presidential candidate of the French centre when Prime Minister Pierre Messmer declined to run against him Messmer declared his can- didacy, but withdrew less than eight hours later after Chaban-Delmas refused to withdraw in Messmer's favor Chaban-Delmas received a further boost Tuesday night when the Democrat and Pro- gressive Centre partv one of the members of the governing coalition announced ilicii support for him in the May 5 election to pick a successor to the late President Georges Pompidou, who died last week Chaban-Delmas told a news conference he believes he is the best man to "block the way to the candidate of the left' leader Francois Mitterrand, joint candidate of the Socialists and Communists He was speaking only 15 minutes after Messmer conceded that he had failed in his attempt to become the sole pro-government candidate LITTLE FOLLOWING The 58-vear-old premier, an orthodox Gaullist with little personal following, announced his candidacy with an appeal MULTIPLY HERE! Tomato Soup CAMPBELLS 10fl. 02. tin Orange Crystals 69 ;