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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta SPECIAL STUDENT and TEACHER FLIGHT to LONDON Depart Calgary July 4 return Sept. 3. 61 days plus insurance. Book before May 4th. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, April 24, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 26 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. tower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone ,403) 328-7411 FILING CABINETS Safety closures may lull parents By WARREN CARAGATA and1 GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writers Safety closures for vials containing prescription med- icines cannot replace paren- tal supervision, says a Leth- o bridge pharmacist. "I use them because I do believe there is an advan- tage, but I don't want to lull parents into a false sense Cf Larry Gillott, manager of Tarnfolyii's in the Holiday Village shopping cen- tre, told The Herald. Mr. Gillott is the president of the local branch of the Alberta Pharmaceutical As- sociation, but stressed he was speaking as an indivi- dual and not as a spokes- man for local pharmacists. The association is the desig- n a t e d authority through' Alberta pharmacists self-regulate their profes- sion. He said the closures are really only tamper-proof for "most anyone under three years of age. "I've seen three year-old kids who can open them be- fore their mother can." Use of safety closures, which require some degree of manual dexterity to open, will be required for all pro- vincial druggists by summer, if proposed legislation drawn up by the AJberta Pharma- ceutical Association is enact- ed. "The use cf these safety closures has been shown to dramatically reduce the ac- cidental poisoning of children aged zero to says Don- ald Cameron, registrar-treas- urer of the association. "Mr. Cameron can say what he pleases, but there is no safety value after three years of Mr. Gillott said. He said he was in favor of the proposed legislation, but stressed that parents should be lulled into a false sense cf security, thinking that medicine kept in a safety vial is automatically out of the reach of their children. "I'll be the first to admit that they are the safest thing (now available) but there is nothing absolutely tanroer- proof. If people can get into a bank vault He also daimed that the plastic used to manufacture some safety vials is not as strong as that used to make regular vials. To demonstrate, Mr. Gillott took a safety vial and knock- ed it lightly three times on a counter. He was then able, Typical safety closure press down and turn to open and close BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Avc. 5. Open Thun.. Fri. till 9 p.m. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABg MEDICAL DENTAL BIOG. lower level PHONE 327-2822 Girl dies A four-year-old Edmonton grrl died Sunday in Calgary Foothills Hcspital as a result of injuries sustained in a fall from a horse Friday at Glen- wood, near CardsJon. Jaync Oviatt had been rid- ing with her molJisr Mrs. Barry Oviatt when the acci- dent occurred. wihout difficulty, to break the vial apart. "Until thev make a safe- ty vial that is really a safety vial. I'll have no confidence in them." He said he dispenses about 90 per cent cf his precriptions in the safety containers and gets some complaints from people, usually older custom- ers, who are unable to open them. For persons suffering from conditions, or from ar- thritis, safety closure should not be used. Mr. Gillctt said. The legislation, which will ammend the Alberta Pharm- aceutical Association Act, re- quires pharmacists to put, a sE'fety closure on prescription containers "except when in the professional judgement of the pharmacist it is not re- quired." Max Baines, of McCready- Baines Pharmacy, said that while he stocks safetv-clos- ure vials, he is not happy that then- use will be legislat- ed. "Too many people have complaints they are still not the answer. Most custom- he said, ''refuse them just don't want them. But if the law passes, "there is nothing I can do about it." Mr. Baines said. Mr. Gillott said that in De- cember he contacted all Lethbridge pharmacies and everyone had safety closures in stock. He made his survey after an article in The Herald Dec. 2 quoted three druggists as saving that they did not stock safety vials, against a rec- ommendation cif their own professional association. In addition to McCreadv- Baines Pharmacy, both Mc- CaKery's Drug Store snd Kit- sons's Pharmacy did not carry the safety containers at that time. Al Haysom, manager of Kitson's Pharmacy, says he is now using the "tamper- proof" vials regularily and he has had no complaints. "The safety factor alone is the main reason for their he said. And Jack McCaffery says he began stocking them in December and uses them in 90 per cent of his prescrip- tions filled. "They haven't been receiv- ed very well and tlie com- plaints aren't just from el- derly people or he said. While safety closures will be mandatory only on pre- scription drug containers, ?.Ir. Camerson said "some progress" is being made to have them used on over-the- counter containers as well. However, regulation of mass produced, over-the- counter medicines is the jurisdiction of federal and international authorities. The association last year asked the provincial govern- ment to make it mandatorv that druggists simply stock safety closures. However, after several meetings with provincial health officials, the associa- tion decided to go a step further and require the usage cf the safely vials, except where not required. Mr. Cameron said the new leeislatiTi will tell short cf measures in other provinces which reouire saf- ely dosure use on all pre- scription containers. Kawasaki Does your motorcycle meet government regu- lations? All cycles are required to have a headlight and tail light if ridden on forest reserves. COME SEE OUR ALL NEW 73 Ml 250 ENDURO 22 h.p. 6500 rpm 21" front wherl 18" bock wheel Alley '1099 LETHBRIDGE KAWASAKI 13rh ST. and HARDIEVIUf RO. PHONE 327-4117 iriem "WHAT'S A BETTER MACHINE? COME OUT AHEAD ON A KAWASAKI! 6 months full coverage warranty. Reg. 12299 ZI-900CC ONLY Bank Financing AvoiloWe (O.A.P.C) Wrtf) No Trade-in Howard Beebe and classmates at lethbridge Community College Once dreamed of joining RCMP Indian policeman has advantage By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer A 26-year-old police con- stable for the Blood band at Cardston, well on his way to becoming the leading officer in the six-man force, says he has no intention of ever join- ing the RCMP Howard Beebe, who once dreamed of donning the scar- let tunic, says he can serve the needs of native law en- forcement best as a member of the Indian corps. Mr. Beebe has every re- spect for the RCMP and for the help its members have given him since he police work two years ago. But instruction in law en- forcement at Lethbridge Community College has given him the confidence and deter- mination needed for native police work. Born and raised on Can- ada's largest reserve, Mr. Beebe says half his problem in law enforcement is al- ready solved. He knows Ms people. "Before you can work with Indians, you have to learn something about their cus- toms and traditions. Recreation Scholarships approved conference by V of L faculty in Banff Dr. Tom Goodale, a con- troversial figure in recrea- tional land use issues in the United States, will speak Thursday at the Alberta Re- creation and Parks Associa- tion spring conference in Banff. Now a professor of recreo- Icgy at the University of Ot- tawa, Dr. Goodale was dir- ector cf the Nassau County Recreation Department in New York state and is in- terested in the areas of out- door education, community development, recreation ad- ministration, the environ- ment and leisure philosophy. Also speaking at the con- fernce which runs through Sunday at the Banff Springs Hotel are Alberta's minister of labor. Dr. Bert Hohol, and the editor of Recreation Canada. Art Drysdale. Dr. Hohol will speak on the compressed work week and its effect on leisure ser- vices, while Mr. Drysdale will speak on park develop- msnt. Two new scholarships, for the spring semester at the U n i v e r sity of Lethbridge, have been approved by the university's General Facul- ties Council. Music majors and foreign students are eligible for the new awards, to be offered on a continuing basis. The Chris Verhoef Memo- rial Award of S100 is avail- able to a music major in ei- ther the faculty of education or arts and science who shows aptitude in voice studio courses. A International Stu- dent Sdholarship is being of- fered to foreign students studying at the U of L under a student visa. Eligible stu- nents must be in then- third year of a degree program in either education or arts and science. They must also have com- pleted at least two semesters as a full-time student. The scholarship is given for aca- demic proficiency. Loading restrictions set on Southern Alberta roads The provincial depart- ment of highways and trans- port has announced 75 per cent loading restrictions for Local professor honored A local psychology profes- for has been named a fellow