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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE ITTilSKIDGE HERALD Tuosdoy, December 28, 1971 By LARRY BENNETT Participation in i.omc cnmmeiTinlly manufac- tured parly .names'1 could result in tragedy. Most of these called "adult games" encourage the participants In become as drunk as possible as soon as possible, and to make fun (if the resulting condition One particular game consists only of a board, similar lo a Monopoly board, with many colored Landing on a'square detrrmines how many drinks one or all eight of the players should con- sume. Tile object of Ihe game is to pass go and read a sentence 10 times. Kach time one o[ the" players is unable to read one of the difficult sentences, be must down a drink and try again to a maximum of five drinks. During one of these "fun sessions" it is easd_y possible for eight persons to consume two full 25- ounce bottles of liquor, eight bottles of mix and in- numerable boitles oi '.vine in about two hours. -U the end of the game, providing everyone has retained the sobriety to complete it. all of the play- ers have attained a dangerous level of intoxication. If the average weight of the eight persons play- ing the i.-T 130 pounds and if all participants have had to drink equally or a similar amount, they each would have about 230 miligrams of alcohol ab- sorbed in each 100 milliUtrcs of their blood. A breathalyzer would register a reading of .23. The legal limit of blood absorbed alcohol before a person is considered impaired in Canada is .08. Any person who lasted out the entire game would be impaired nearly three times the amount allowed. Because social' pressure and a desire not to ruin a party force persons to play such a against their better judgment the participants generally consider their condition humorous, or are too smashed to even think, let alone care. A person driving a car in such a state is as dan- gerous as a loaded''revolver in the hands of a child who believes the weapon is a toy. Not only has such a person endangered his own life, he has' also created a menace to everyone else on the road. Another game goes one step farther. Not only does it encourage excessive drinking, but it also has definite sexual connotations. Tins wonderful "adult pastime" encourages the players to drink and at the same time remove their clothing. The game is considered completed when one of the players has but one article of clothing remaining. The instructions to this "intelligent" and "fas- cinating" game suggest it be played in a candlelight- ed room and the winner be determined by blowing out the candle and "letting tilings happen." The candle is supplied with the game. Again a drunken state is encouraged and consid- ered to be humorous hut, a total lack of morality would probably make the game much more "sim- ulating.'' There is no law enforcement, or governmental agency which can prohibit, the sale of such games. It becomes obvious partygoers must develop a little more independent thought, and take these games for what they really are: a gag meant, to be laughed and snickered at. but not played. A -fLff t-f''-'" LCI model United Nations will drmv 100 delegates UNIVERSITY CHOIR SINGS FOR CITY George Skipworth, (left) assistant professor of music at the University of tethbridge an d Frank Smith, manager of ihe Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta listen to Ihe university choir's recording of the Canadian and American national anthems and God Save the Queen. The lape was presented to Mr. Smith for use durin g conventions in the city. By MAHLEN1S COOKSHAW Staff Writer More than too delegates are expected to attend lire model I fees in 1973 if more support is not available from local sources. The 1972 Assembly will he held at LCI. The public is invited to watch t h e proceedings. Featured speaker at the wind-up ban- I quet will be Dr. R. David i Clark, formerly a member of Lelh- Topics under debate will be j the Economic and Social Coun- I marine pollution, the expc- j oil at the United Nations Gen- United Nations 1672 in bridge April 3 and 4. Registration forms are avail- diency of underground nuclear j era! Assembly, and at present able at the Lethbridge Colle-' explosions and the UN's poten- j director of the school of agri- giate Institute from Jack Stead. The fee per student is ?G plus transportation costs. Out-of town delegates will be accom- modated at the Marquis Hotel. Deadline for registration it Jan. 11. The model UN is a project I which has been organized an- i nually for Uie past eight years by the World Affairs Club at' I W LCI. lial involvement with oppressed j culture at the Lethbridge Corn- African nations. I munity College. Indian association reoranzn The event provides high school students with the oppur- tunity to become familiarized with UN proceedings and the principle of formal debate. It also includes the study of coun- tries prominent in world af- fairs. More than 100 delegates from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Montana are ex- pected. The meetings are a facsimile of the UN Assembly, with sec- retary general and president appointed by the club from lo- cal qualified adults. Controver- sial topics for debate are taken from tire book of UN Resolu- tions. Cost of the project runs about co- council, years were assisted by service clubs as well as civic 2nd provincial grants. However, as of this year the grants have been discontinued and the club feels it be ne- cesssry to raise registration An almost broke Indian As- sociation of Alberta is in the throes of reorganization. New IAA president, Clarence McHugh says the group's cur- rent reduced staff of 24 is "busy reorganizing" its struc- ture. He said, "we're going to get moving in the proper direc- tion." Indian Association leaders met Wednesday with Dave Greyeyes, regional superinten- dent for the department of In- dian affairs, to seek new fi- nancing and to re-establish rap- port with the federal govern- ment. The association's previous He added, the organization is conducting direct ialks with Ot- tawa in its hid to regain the status of being Alberta's strong- est Indian poliUcal group. Cardinal's difficulties with the Indian affairs depart- ment "was a political hassel more than Mr. Mc- Hugh said. At present tbe organization has "no money whatsoever" and staff members have been using (heir own funds to travel around the country, trying to reorganize their group. "It's been a real (financial) drain on seme of he said. However, Mr. McHugh is confident that the majority o! Tha reorganized group will The IAA had not gamed the work out for the benefit of all j favor of many southern AlberU Alberta Indians, "tetter than j Mian leaders in the past. Mr. McHugh said in a telephone monlxm. interview from Ed- 1971 farm credit use down to economic pressures i Sugar prices vary rapidly The reasons stated were that it was primarily a northern In- dian group and that the asso- ciation's workers tad made many promises in the past but had never done anything. The new organization will represent all Alberta Indians, Mr. McHugh promised. To ensure that it does, 8 meeting of Indian chirfs is slat- terprises. The average size of loan to incorporated farmers remain- Drug Money loaned under the Farm "Credit Act in 1970-71 dropped 28 per cent from the previous year as a result of high pressure economic condi- tions, higher interest rates and higher land prices. The Farm Credit Act of 1959 established the Farm Credit CorporaU'on for the purpose of making long-term mortgage loans to assist Canadian farm- ers in organizing viable farm businesses. In a brief released by W. G. O'Brien. Alberta branch .man- ager for the FCC. figures show- ed the Jotal money loaned dropped from S15S million in 1969-70 lo million last year. The average size of a loan was marginally larger and a higher proportion of funds was used to refinance existing a dangerous progression loans. drug usrge. "Manv exoerts and made to incorporated farm en-; ed at S14.200 with more money earmarked for specialized and times, and has been sold for all Lethbridge is slowly gaining l drug problem. miscellaneous equipment. Lending under the Farm Im- provement Loans Act was down about 25 per cent in 1970- 71. The average loan remained about Since 1SM5, 1.5 million loans amounting to billion have been processed. i The purchase of farm imple- i ments remained the major item for this money, account- ing for 61 per cent of the total. I Land purchase under this act j has amounted to 54.4 million since 1968. In 1970-71, 34.7 per cent of the borrowers were under 35 years j of age, compared with 38.4 per Police Chief Ralph Micbelson, cent a year earlier. Borrowers said some persons in Leth-1 were younger than the average bridge are beginning to follow of all commercial farm opera- i n tors. Gross income declined Only one-third of the money borrowed was used to buy land, down from 42 per cent the year previous. The report showed money loaned for housing dropped from million in 1969-70 to orJy S3 million last year. Mon- ey for farm residences seems in the drug culture have re- peatedly said that the use o f marijuana and hashish will not lead to the use of hard he said. "In the past two months two deaths have occurred which have teen almost conclusively attributed to the of hard persons per cent in 1970 while net in- to take second place to other sudl M morphine her. farm onerauons m need 01 im-1 v-n. provemcnt. About two thirds of the money loaned went to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario w h e r e, proportionately, two- thirds of the commercial fr.rms arc located and two-thirds of oin and crude opium. In cases the persons have both been pro- found to have started on mari- juana and said the chief. "We hope with the help of our citizens and courts we will be able to prevent this problem come dropped 22 per cent. In the same period, pro- ductivity foutput per unit of in- put) in all agriculture rose by 4ti per cent, about the same as commercial non-agriculture industries. On the basis of per person due to international system ed for January. At the meeting Indian lead- Sugar in Lethbridge sells for 11 o w e r for beet sugar, still j ers are to be allowed a chance based on the system, in order j to outline what they want from to ensure the purchase of local j the association and help in the product. reorganization. 15 cents a pound some weeks and 10 cents a pound at other prices in between. The reason has an interna- tional flavor, with the es- tablishment of a system which has been set up to minimize lo- cal involvement in the pricing of all aspects of the beet and sugar industry. The price for raw sugar on the world market is used as a base for all sugar pricing. The London, England daily sugar price is used by Canada for the period Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 as the base price for raw sugar. Tile price for sugar in Leth- bridge stores is computed by adding tte London daily price, cost of insurance and ocean freight to the coast, duty to en- ter Canada, refinery margins (cost of refining the raw sug- ar) and the freight from the coast to Lethbridge. This pricing system is used for beet or cane sugar and is simply a method used to deter- mine a price. There are no shipping charges across oceans, no duty charges or in- surance coats for locally-grown raw sugar, but it is priced as though it came from England. e m p 1 o y ed, agricultural pro- All pricing on the local scene ductivity increased seven per i is done cent while non-agricultural in- dustries had no change in per- person productivity. with cane turers. strict competition sugar manufac- I The price is kept slightly from becoming greater. "Both the police and the courts are prepared to deal the farm products duced. Incorporated farm declined 13 per cent last year j quite harshly with anyone and the volume of loans do-1 found to be dealing in drugs clined per cent. any kind. 1 Lending under the Farm 'We do not want Lethbridge j Syndicated Credit Act declined i to become a drug cenlre, and from million lo mil-'wi- will do every thing in our] lion. Since 1933, MB loans total-j power lo prevent said the' ling million have been i chief. SALES REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN DIRECT SELLING Approximate Salary Reply to Box 133, Lethbridge Herald NOTICE EXACT CASH FARE Effective January 1st, 1972 Adult Fare lOc exact cash Student Fare lOc exact cash Fare lOc exact cash NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD NO CHANGE WELL BE MADE Please deposit your own fare City of Lethbridge Transit Department (INTERIORS) LTD. PRICE SALE 1 ONLY 2-PIECE CHESTERFIELD AND CHAIR 5-PIECE AVOCADO GREEN DINETTE SUITE Reg. NOW S-PIECE WALNUT ARBORITE DINETTE SUITE Reg. NOW COMPLETE COLONIAL ROXTON, BEVERLY, HEIRLOOM PRICED TO SELL HURRY! QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE A SELECTION OF CHAIRS CLEARING NOW FROM 25% to 50% OFF SELECTION LAMPS AND PAINTINGS tO Off INCOMPLETE SETS OF COFFEE and END TABLES 912 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5777 (INTERIORS) LTD. ;