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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta New breed of addict causes concern Wednesday, April 18, 1973 THE IITHBMDGI HHtAlB By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau.. OTTAWA Canada's almost- epidemic heroin problem now involves what the head of the federal health protection branch in Ottawa describes as a "dif- ferent breed" of addict. And the new breed of heroin addict is not only considerably younger and better educated than the stereotype "criminal heroin addict" of a few years ago, according to Dr. A. B. Morrison, assistant deputy health minister in charge of the HPD-tbe new addict seems, more importantly, to have lost "the fear of heroin." Federal health authorities, as a result, are becoming increas- ingly concerned that the coun- try's changing and rapidly-ex- panding heroin problem must be dealt with in a new and bet- ter way. The latest heroin conviction statistics recently published by the bureau of dangerous drugs reveals support of Dr. Morri- son's comments. Heroin convic- tions during 1972 reached 923, up almost 85 percent from the previous year's number. Alber- ta experienced the most signifi- cant jump, involving a 375 per- cent increase compared to 1971, followed by similar large in- creases in Quebec and Sas- katchewan. B.C. remained the centre of the problem, with 63 per cent of the convictions, fol- lowed by Ontario with 17 per cent and Alberta with almost 15 per cent. More important perhaps, one- third of those convicted for her- oin offences last year were be- tween the ages of 21 and 24, ac- cording to the statistics. An ad- ditional 23 per cent were be- tween 18 and 20 and another 19 per cent were between 25 and 29 years of age. Dr. Morrison in an interview added that the statistics reveal that the new breed of young ad- dicts tend to be multiple drug users, in contrast with the old- school addict who usually used only heroin. In fact, there is considerable evidence that the young heroin users take heroin as a part of a much larger drug ex- perimentation that involves cannabis and other hallucinogens such as LSD. The bureau of dangerous drugs, in its latest statistics, es- timates there are almost "known" narcotic addicts in Canada, 86 per cent of them us- Diamond thief puzzles police LONDON (Reuter) and security men are mystified as to how a hitch-hiking thief got away with nearly mil- lion worth of diamonds and platinum. The valuables were unloaded Friday from two planes at Lon- don's Heathrow Brit- ish Overseas Airways Corp. (BOAC) jet from Johannesburg which had brought the platinum and a Ghana Airways plane which had brought the dia- monds from Accra. Shortly after locking his panel truck and driving off, the driver stopped for a man he assumed was an airport employee. The man, wearing white over- alls, appeared to have been working on a nearby plane, the driver said. The man signalled he wanted a lift and once aboard the van he chatted pleasantly. But as the van got into passenger traf- fic near a terminal building, the stranger pulled a gun and or- dered the driver to pull into a nearby multi-storey car park. The gems and platinum worth nearly million were trans- ferred into a car while the driver was locked in his van. The raider then stripped off his overalls and drove away. Police would not reveal who owned the consignment but air- port officials said it was not un- usual for such valuable cargoes to be bandied at the airport. What puzzled them, however, was why there was no guard with the cargo when there were hundreds of airline and private security men stationed at the airport. One official said that nor- mally any large consignment of valuables passing through the airport was escorted by some sort of guard. This was not the largest theft at the airport, an airport spokesman said. "About eight or nine years ago there was a big bullion raid when about million mil- lion) was- taken from inside a warehouse." Alcohol found in diamonds By WALTER SULLIVAN 1973 New York Times Service NEW YORK One would hardly expect to find the essen- tial ingredient of a martini or whisky sour inside of a dia- mond, but it now appears that most, if not all, natural dia- monds contain trace amounts of ethyl alcohol and more abun- dant (though still minute) quantities of water. The fact that these sub- stances were incorporated into the diamonds when they form- ed, 100 miles or more below the surface, has lent support to a new theory as to how they got blown up through the entire crust of the earth at certain lo- calities and at certain times. WATER THEORY It is now believed that, de- spite the extremes of beat and pressure that exist so deep in the earth, free also ex- ists in a layer near the top of the earth's "mantle" the re- gion beneath the crust that con- stitutes the bulk of fee planet's solid interior. According to the hypothesis, there are times Gryschuk rules Elks BLA1KMORE (CNP Bureau) Tfte Blair-more Elfcs Lodge exalted ruler is Marx Gryschak. Other officers: leading knight, Vern Decora; loyal fciigM, Lloyd Filimek: lectur- ing fcaight, Albert Stella; inner guard, Tom Uraoo; Tyler. Art chaplain, Alan Mar- tini; organist Pete KroS sec- mstary, AmeKo Giacorauzzf; treasurer, Harold Macphail; es- Archie Hobson; and tnisiecs. Tony Vejprava. Del Hereford and Mickey Finn. The officers Trill be installed in a Joint ceremony with the CORP. BUILDS HOME STIRLING Work is proceeding on the Kenneth Pet- erson home here in town. Mr. Peterson is a teacher at the school. when this water develops suffi- cient pressure to blow a bole through the entire crust, erupt- ing into the atmosphere at su- personic speed. Such a blast would carry with it bits of rock picked up along the entire route, wearing them into rounded configurations on the way up. When the pressure had been relieved and the blast faded away, the "pipe" leading from beneath the crust to the erup- tion crater at the surface would remain clogged with these frag- ments and they would become together by finer ma- terial. After the crater had eroded away, millions of years later, prospectors would find the surviving top of the pipe. This, in fact, is the nature of formations where diamonds are found (unless they hive been transported elsewhere by wa- ter or flowing This dra- matic picture of bow diamonds reach the surface has been de- veloped by Dr. Thomas R. Me- Geichin and his students at the Massachusetts Institue of Technology. ERUPTIONS OCCUR There is a suspicion tbat such eruptions occur at certain turning points in the earth's history, notably when con- tinents split and begin drifting apart Wnile gas driven erup- tions from shallower depth have been witnessed, none from the rnauUe, below the earth's crust, has probably evsr been seen by man. The extraction of gaseous in- clusions from diamonds has been carried oat by Dr. Charles E. Melton of tin University of Georgia in Athens. He grinds up a specimen and ttoen mas its components through a de- vice, known as a mass spectro- meter, that can identify very small traces of various com- pounds. For comparative purposes Mellon has also analyzed a syntMc diamond produced by General Electric. Its over-all gas content was about the same j as in the natural diamonds, bat there was no water and no al- cohol. He says that General Electric would not reveal bow the diamond was made. ing principally heroin. This compares with the more realis- tic estimate, Dr. Morrison agrees, of the LsDain Commis- Canada has between and narcotic ad- dicts. The "official" but definitely "conservative" narcotic addict estimate of Ottawa of compares with the estimate of addicts in 1971 and addicts in 1S70. Health depart- ment officials say that a large portion of the 92 per cent in- crease in the two years involves the "new breed" of young ad- dict in B.C., Alberta and On- tario. Mr. Morrison is particularly concerned about the seeming lack of fear of the health effects of heroin among these new breed of addicts. "It's really too bad they have lost this he says. "Heroin remains a horrible, addictive drug without anything in its he added. "I think the situation now calls for an increased aware- ness on the part of young people in Canada of the real dangers of he sug- gested. Gerald LeDain, chairman of the LeDain Commission on Drugs, has warned that there is no "cure" for at present at least, a life-long de- pendency on methadone, a syn- thetic heroin substitute. Dr. Morrison notes that be- cause the type of heroin addict has changed, so too must the approach to treatment, educa- tion and even punishment change. The old-style addict, found most often in Vancouver, was often a criminal before he be- came an addict. He bad most often a previous criminal record and definite anti-social tendencies. The new breed tend to be bet- ter educated, to have no pre- vious criminal record, and al- most seem to drift into heroin use as a result of multiple drug experimentation. Now, heroin must be re- garded as being mainly a medi- cal-social problem, Dr. Morri- son said. "You can't just think of the heroin user only as a criminal and therefore just throw him in jail as punish- ment." Dr. Morrison and three other Canadian scientists are visiting England this weekend and part of next week, to study how the British are approaching the her- oin situation. Health Minister Marc Lalonde said outside the Commons this week tbat he does not expect Ottawa will do anything dras- tic or make any significant changes with respect to its her- oin programs until after it re- ceives the final report of the LeDain Commission. The re- port, expected in June, deals primarily with the berob pro- blem. Trouble spot Military action along the borders between fraq and Kuwait has all fngreal- ents of a box of dynamite. The border between the two countries has remained un- defined for several decades, either on pap sr or on the ground. SUPS. Intervac charter flights cost much less than scheduled ariines regardless of when you travel. (SCHEDULED AIRLINES CHARGE EXTRA, PER EACH WAY FOR WEEKEND TRAVEL) Act quickly. Flights are filling fast ff you miss booking a charter flight you'll have no alternative but to pay the extra money. Ry non-stop to Britain in comfort aboard WARDAIR'S luxurious Boeing 707 Jet Enjoy delicious in-flight meals, free bar service and the extra friendly service mat WARDAIR is famous for. infants undertwo are carried free of charge. Comparison based on weekday fares of scheduled airlines April 15-1973: sunjectto government approval. New'Advance Booking Charter1 rules simply require that you book your flight AT LEAST 15 days prior to May departures, 30 days prior to June departures, 60 days prior to July or August departures and 90 days for all remaining flights. You are required to pay a non- refundable per passenger at the time of booking. BOOK NOW AND GET THE FLIGHTS YOU WANT. additional charge of per passenger will be made for Fare Protection Insurance. BOOK NOW! EDMONTON TO LONDON RETURN DEPARTURE RETURM DURATION MUST BOOK A.TC. I BEFORE rotMT.no. 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