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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, April 27, 1974 int Leineniuue i> Itul today German city is happy il did Munich griped too about staging Olympic Games Here and there Munich Stadium, top, and Montreal model, bottom MUNICH, Germany (CP) The activity in east-end Montreal, where the site of the 1976 Olympic Games is being created, was duplicated in Munich four years ago. In 1970, it was Munich that was noisy with trucks, bulldozers, compressors, jackhammers, vibrators and rammers and where omnipresent signs warned spectators to keep clear of dsiMimte zones. How do Muenchners feel about the games nearly two years after the Olympic standard was lowered for the last time? Did the plans for future use of the site materialize? On the whole, residents are more than satisfied with the lasting benefits the Olympics brought to their city. The manager of a small hotel summed it up: "The roads and subways would have taken 12 years to build. With the spur of the Olympics, they were finished in four. We have new hotels to handle conventions and congresses, a new park, recreation area, gardens and housing." What about the rest of the country? Throughout Germany four years ago one heard the same kind of griping about Munich getting the Games as is heard in Canada today about Montreal, amplified because centuries-old ri- valries still exist between German states and cities. Today, however, even a Prussian will admit that the 1972 games brought credit not only to Bavaria but to the whole of the country. Many of the six million visitors who have visited the Olympic Vil- lage so far have gone on to see other sights in the republic. A city-owned company now manages the village and spokesman Camillo Noel commented: "People enjoy walking and jogging through the gardens; the skating rink is popular, the pool is used for lessons and swimming; the tennis courts are 80 per cent occupied throughout the year from in the morning to 10 at night. "These are important but there is also the health centre which gives treatments, saunas, massage, therapy, psychological and medical treatments. The sports academy has become the largest college of physical education in all of Europe. It makes use of the gymnasium, tracks, training fields and other iacilities "High-rise buildings were designed for use after the Olympics. The women's residence has become a students' residence. Public housing is full but the condominiums are only half sold because at present there is a surplus of expensive housing in the city. Time, however, will change that." Olympic Village, with the most modern housing in the city is a prestige address and neighborhood real estate values have gone up. Residents have their own shopping area, restaurants, snack bars and schools. The most successful, and the most profitable building is the Olympic Tower with its revolving restaurant Visitors come to see the views of the Isar River, the domes and spires of the city and the Alps in the distance. School bus driver fined for negligence STONY PLAIN (CP) Edwin Baron, 54, of Stony Plain, driver of a school bus involved in an accident last December, was convicted Friday of criminal negligence in operating a vehicle. He was found guilty in a trial before Provincial Judge H. G. Langton here and was fined or ordered to serve a month in jail. He also was prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada for two years. Stony Plain is 15 miles west of Edmonton. Baron was fined an additional or sentenced to 10 days, on a charge of impaired driving to which he had pleaded guilty when he appeared in court Feb. 22 He had pleaded not guilty to the charge of criminal negligence. Court was told the accused was driving a bus carrying about 50 students which cut across Highway 16, a divided lour-lane route, without stopping. The bus struck the rear of a car travelling in the opposite direction, forcing it into a snow-filled ditch. Some of the students in the bus scrambled out when it stopped and helped free the driver of the car, who had been pinned. EASY SWEEP BUILDING CLEANING SERVICES SPRING SPECIAL CLEAN-UP Shampooing all types of rugs Deodorizing-shock proofing, raking WINDOW CLEANING All types of tile floors Rec room floors Hardwood floors Why not call us and arrange for a free estimate. ALL WORK GUARANTEED 327-3365 24 hour answering service Canada is reprimanded for trying to justify sovereignty claims WASHINGTON (CP) One of the most respected of U.S. legal figures reprimanded the Canadian government Friday for its attempts to justify Canadian claims to expanded sovereignty in the Arctic. Myers McDougal, Yale law professor and an acknowledged authority on international law, said his own writings have been used by Ottawa to justify its unilateral action in passing the 1970 Arctic Waters Pollution Act. But his ideas were "miscon- ceived" by Canada, he told the American Society of Inter- national Law as he traced the legal conflicts on the right of a country to act alone when it believes international law is inadequate to protect is interests. He criticized several speakers for suggesting that consultation among countries can be a limitation on their sovereignty. Consultation was at the core of international law. In discussing the environment countries should "go back to the ecological unities which bind us together in this hemisphere and, in that case, any talk of sovereignty becomes absurd.1' The Canadian view on the Arctic, that unilateral action is justified and will spur other countries to international agreement, was sharply disputed at the conference, especially by American participants who favor international action first. But John Fraser, MP for Vancouver South and Conservative spokesman on environmental issues, retorted that countries will be driven to act unilaterally "out of frustration'' if in- Le Dain claims illicit drug use increasing By BRUCE LEVETT WASHINGTON (CP) Gerald Le Dain said Friday there is every indication the use of illicit drugs is increasing in Canada. Le Dain, who headed a Canadian commission inquiring into the non-medical use of drugs, told a panel of experts that while he has no current figures. "LSD has been levelling off" in Canada. But the use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and some chemical drugs is on the in- crease. "We have a serious and growing heroin problem, mainly centred in British he said. He described heroin use as mainly a regional problem With Le Dain on the panel at the annual conference of the American Society of Inter- national Law were Richard Kleindienst, former United States attorney-general, and Ira Glasser of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Le Dain. now with the Os- goode Hall law school of York University in Toronto, sided with Kleindienst in opposing the view put forward by Glasser that her- be legalized. "Heroin dependence is very Le Dain said. "A very small proportion is ever cured." Glasser argued that heroin has a minimal effect on the human body when contrasted against alcohol, tobacco and even over-eating. Kleindienst said ''free people have a responsibility to maintain good, strong, vital societies" and that heroin is an addictive, escapist compound. "We can't remove ourselves from reality and responsibility going for a (rip on a cloud whenever pressures become too he said. Glasser argued that for the sake of consistency in law en- forcement "maybe we should outlaw alcohol, smoking and over-eating." "Alcohol causes liver prob- lems, cigarettes cause lung problems, over-eating causes arterial problems Aside from the fact of addic- tion itself, Glasser said, there are no serious side-effects Irom the use of heroin "It's not even possible to die from an overdose." he said "Nobody could get hold of enough heroin on the street at any one time to kill himself, not when it is adulterated to the extent it is today." Urging a sort of legalization now common in England, where addicts are supplied through clinics, thus removing the profit motive from the traffic, Glasser blamed harsh laws for the rise in the drug black market as it exists i" North America. Users arc being physically and psychically destroyed, he said, not by the drug but by' the laws "which produce the common afflictions of today's addicts ternational law is not sufficient or if the public thinks common sense has been ignored in any given solution. Fraser cited the Skagit River case, in which a British Columbia valley is threatened with flooding by a dam in Washington state because of an International Joint Commission order issued 30 years ago. The Skagit and similar questions raised profound issues about the IJC; the Canadian public's ex- pectations were being dis- appointed. Terence Bacon, a legal expert with the external affairs department, suggested tentatively a new IJC role in coastal waters, not just the inland waters which are its concern now. It might also be given "new functions of semi- judicial nature" to examine regulations each country adopts. He said he found evidence in Canada of public dis- illusionment over the IJC's failure to resolve some cross- border disputes. Bacon said that in cases of accidental as oil spilled by tankers carrying Alaskan crude to mainland U S. IJC could help evaluate damages, "something the normal courts don't seem to have the capacity to do." or speed up compensation. Whelan denies claims OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan has denied claims that the government diethylstilbestrol (DES) certification program has pushed up beef prices. The government introduced the program April 9 to prevent importation of meat produced with the growth hormone DES. which has been linked to rancer. "Il is obvious that there is no shortage of beef being marketed in Canada the minister said in a statement, "and it is obvious that any changes in market price cannot be linked to a reduction of beef slaughter resulting Irom the DES certification program. "I'm not saying that prices will not change either up or dowji, but I do say that recent price changes are not associated with the DES question." MC said the recent statements that beef prices would increase possibly up to 30 cents a pound "appear to be a bare-faced attempt to influence the market and are obviously designed to further their own ends These pictures were taken 44 years apart That's how long we've been getting Albertans together. When Aunt Mildred from Grassy Lake wanted to go to Cousin Sue's wedding in Red Deer, Greyhound got them together. When Jimmy from Coleman left for university in Edmon- ton, he went on a Greyhound bus. Just like his dad when he left in 1939 to enlist in Calgary. Greyhound been getting people together in Alberta for 44 years and millions of passenger miles. We serve most of Canada now. Our routes stretch from the west coast deep into the east. But our roots are in Alberta, and we're proud of it. Our first buses back in 1930 weren't much like today's Scemcruisers, but they did the job. Plowing through prairie snow, always on the go, even when the going got rough. Today, the whole Greyhound systom is managed from Alberta. But it's more than our head office province, it's home. Has been lor 44 years. GREYHOUND CANADA Greyhound Lines of Canada Ltd. years of A get toaetne 1508 ;