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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW. If your aro travelling lo Britain via Group or Charter we can arrange your around touts, accommodation, fcif your sightseeing in Britain. For information and bookings cull ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE The lethbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lothbridgc, Alberta, Wednesday, February 9, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 215 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Ash about Photogray Thn lens that changes the light. First of four articles ,ocal drug scene for different reasons By JUDE TURIC Staff Writer Parents aren't the only ones who are concerned about the driif, problem. The kids are looking for the truth, a way lo who is will- ing lo listen to side of Ihc story. Not only listen, hut hear as well, and understand. Three students who took part in this interview attend the Lcthhridge Collegiate Institute, and like most people Iheir age, have used drugs. They don't encourage, justify or condone using them. They just talk about it. The answers aren't all out in Hie open. A lot of people will have lo w o r k together Start fresh without Ihc encum- brances of pre formed preju- dices and misconceptions. Drag users in LCT? Yes. and a percentage estimated at 30 la 40 by Dave, Brad and Chris. An introduction to the drug scene, according to them, be- gins at the Grade 7 level, and cscalales, balloons and multi- plies from (here. Reasons offered for faking that first step into drug use varied from curiosity to peci I1 'I pressure, and an agreement on trouble within the hone. "It often starts as a detached sort of said Chris, "to see if all the articles are true, or it becomes a social thing all your friends have tried it, and through peer pres- sure, you try it too." Brad disagreed. "Peer pres- sure isn't right term. .Some- thing within yourself, a sort of doubt or question pushes you oi1." He added, "The term peer pressure is a hard one. It's nc! that your friends pressure, it's more indirect." Chris said, "In some cases it's a matter reading good stuff, bad stuff, and the only alternative is to try it, and find out for yourself." A major point of debate in drug usage is the effect it has on the personality of the user ard the way in which these ef- fects are perceived. Chris said drugs "eliminated biases and increased objectivi- ty. You can see both sides of tile story. You don't need drugs to open your mind. But it helps you to see things in a totally different light." On the mind-expanding quali- ties of drugs, Brad said, "As far as creativity goes, 1 don't think that it (drugs) helps, be- cause most of the time yen are irrational. It doesn't alter your creativity, but might add lo imagination." Since the lowering of th: legal age, there has been a de crease in oven1 all drug usage. Tile availability of liquor seems to have put the idea of using drugs "out cf peoples' heads for a according to the Ihrco. They added it seemed the circle of using drugs and alcohol took turns in popu- larity. Dave said lie considered drugs were often just too much for seme people lo handle, and "a lot are afraid of what is happening to them, so they go back to where they were he- fore (usir.g SfAliLE PERSONALITY Continuing with the idea of personality being affected through the use of drugs, Brad attacked misconceptions a s- sceialcd with the effects on an individual's rnind. "The problem with taking any form of drug is with the person who is unstable, who has strar.ge tendencies in tile first place. This is the person w.ho finds drugs r.dd the little bit of needed the one step to push them off the edge." Chris added, "You? have to remember that drugs are like anything else. You have to bo moderate in Iheir use. It's the same as alcohol, if you lose control, it'll affect even the most sane person." Fallowing a variety of ques- tions and answers searching for a rational method for using drugs, (he three met with the conclusion that a persjn intend- ing lo try a drug should take IIiili.....I'd......1'iMl very careful stock of himself. "You have to know your limitations and your capabili- ties, and grasp inside yourself whether or not you arc commented Dave. In his opinion, "The ideal situation be to run a screening test on everyone who wants to try drugs. Those who don't pass would be refused. That way, the suicide rate and the strange things done would go down drastically." Df'.UC; EDUCATION A particularity sore point with all three youths concern- ed drug education being prc- ESr.lsd to students, and specif- ically, the type not being given. Dave began by s t a t i ng, "Drug education in the school is biased. II gives gross exag- gerations of what can. happen, the incidents of what has hap- pened iji a, minority of cases." Desire for the truth was ex- pressed by Brad. "What they (the schools) need for effective drug educa- tion is a young person, say 23 or 24, long hair, respected by the students, and probabiy working in the straight world. Then, have him give both sides of 'he ha said. "We need information from people we can trust aivl be- lieve. In a drug education pro- gram, what is nesded is the straight fads, not the isolated examples. "We want to hear from some- one win has 'done the bit' lo say drugs aren't all bad, that they can he exciting. Put the truth and facts together. S.iy drugs can harm you too." Dave and Chris jointly said, "Bringing in someone like.that would be the last thing on earth. But Ihc schools do more harm by using brush cut, straight-pants and white socks people than they imagine. The kids automatically turn off, not a word ge's through." Dave added, "The purpose of drug education now is to stamp out and get rid of drug usage-. Why not accept it instead. Why not set up a program to help kids in trouble, or if they ivajit to quit, help thorn do that." Brad said, "The idea of a drug education or crisis centre is always bandied about, but lie added, "I guess the best way to learn about marijuana is to smoke it. Like the best way to learn about breaking an arm is lo break it." What aboul the acceptance of the drug user, the long hair and the young adult in gener- al? lias the furore died down, do people tend to accept more than reject. The over all feeling was one of stalemate between the two. It hovers between outright hostilily and indifference. Chris' open ing statement brought approval from (he others. He said the altitudes of most parents had not become harsher, although "they still think in terms of the marijuana addict, and turn more in dis- gust at the increasing number of teenagers coming over to it." Dave and Brad added par- ents believe too many of the things they read, not caring lo distinguish between the heroin user and the sofl smoke dope user, such as hashish or mar- ijuana. 'The values between our- selves and our parents are so different that meeting on com- mon ground gets more and more difficult. We've been brought up in a different world from them, still we can see their point of said Chris. He added parents love their children, and have no desire to see them hurt. "It's basically a fear of the unknown. They wouldn't get all upset about (us) coming home drunk. They can understand the effects of alcohol because they have had experience with drinking. So they accept using alcohol, but not marijuana." The types of drugs used have changed in popularity over the past year, swinging from the harsher chemicals to a prefer- ence for smoke dope. "The kids are getting said Brad, "the use of chemi- cals has dropped, and most are afraid of the heroin line." THE YEARS AHEAD Within ten years, the high school students will be parents. What can they expect? Chris stressed a change in thinking, the major point of dif- ference being the hinge which would keep his own generation and their children out of the boxing ring and closer to each other. "The current ideas on dress and hair styles are just another form of rebellion. But it is more p e r m a n ent, it has brought a shift in thinking pro- cesses and value differences. "We all live in a drug cul- ture. Wove been brought up with the aspirin, pep pill and sleeping pill. Nov.1 its marijua- na, f think we'll be able to ac- cept and cope with it, and whatever our kids will do with it. Hopefully." Brad add'ed he, "could see the dnig scene becoming a social thing, like drinking is now. But a lot of people are stopping, the whole enjoyment, excitement, wears off like a !icw record you play too often." THE FUTURE RIGHT NOW People helping people may be the answer. Education of the masses takes time. Chris, Brad and Dave see the answer in treating drugs like any other subject. "It's not necessary to get up on a soap box and preach drugs, just sit back and if your opinion is asked for, give it." Last word goes' to Chris. "Right now, it's like being the editor of a southern U.S. news- paper and trying to convince the Ku Klux Klan to love Negroes." THURSDAY: Winston Chur- hill's scene. "Whisky bottle may mark trail By GREG McINTYKE Staff Writer Ths silhouette of a whisky bottle with the number on highways signs between Lcth- bridge and the Coutts border crossing has bueri suggested MS an appropriate symbol of Whoop-Up Trail. The suggestion of a Whoop- Up symbol made by Tra- vel and Convention Association of Southern Albert director Larry King, to compete with the Indian head and number "16" symbol on the Ycllowhcad Highway running through Ed- monton. The southern Alberta travel association has decided to write AVierta Premier Peter Lougheed commending him on Send Your "Valentine" Flowers Early! I FLOWERS l PLANTS i LOVE BUNDLES i LOVE BUGS l NOVELTIES a recent expression of concern over the importance of tourism lo the province. Tiie TCASA will ask Premier Lougheed to give tourist zone hoards in the province the tools to do a more effective job pro- moting tourism. One tool is permission to use names such as Whoop-Up and Macleod Trail on signs. Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne, however, has turn- ed down a southern Alberla board request for official rec- ognition of the names for High- ways 2 and 4 through southern Alberta. Mr.King, mamanger of the Fort Macleod Historical Asso- ciation, suggested the highwajs minister "get in tune" with the premier's concern for tourism and grant official recognition of the historic names for high- way signs and maps. HKAUT FUND Your Heart Fund contribution fights I hen: all heart attack, stroke, blood oressure, rheumatic fever -iml rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease end many o'her heart and blood vessel diseases. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB tower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 COMMISSION of the Alberta colleges commission listen attenti- vely to a verbal presentation during commission hearings at the Lethbridge Community College. Left to right are, Dr. Harry Quinn of Grande Prairie, Dr. Henry Kolesar, commis- sion chairman and David Mitchel of Vulcan. Transfer and student right are issues By r.OX CALDWELL Staff Writer The main concern of students at the Lcihbridgc Community College appears to be the thorny issue o[ transferability. This (opie emerged several ROOFING C A SHEET METAL LTD. 1709 2 Ave. S. Ph. 328-5973 areas where this problem con- conceni that they did not seem timics to exist college-to-col- lo have a definite appeal pro- lego transfers and college-to-' ccdure to follow when they do university transfers. i not approve of board of gover- ''Thc college to university nors action on certain issues, transfer issue is the one thai Dr. Kolesar told the students has caused the most j that it is better to adopt a mis- Dr. Fast. However, he ture cf co-operation rather than expressed opii-1 one of confrontation when two misism that a solution will be j such groups arc divided. New Japan trade deal help south farmers By rtlC SW1HART Staff Writer EDMONTON A longer term and substantial trade agreement with Japan is in the final stages of planning, and shipment of Alberta hog pro- ducers should start in March. Dr. Bruce Jcffery, general manager of the Alberta hog producers marketing board, said brokers arc now in negotia- tion with packing plants to sup- ply an undetermined number of hog backs. This new market venture fol- lows closely on the heels of shipment of two containers of backs totalling pounds to the Japanese market. Actual figures on the size of the new market are not being revealed, to allow the broker to fill the order without dis- rupting Ihe market price of hogs in the province. Hog shipments to Japan were good in the past, but then the market experienced a lull, said Dr. Jeffrey. The same market is now beginning to pick up again. He said the whole philosophy of the Japanese buyers is changing from the short-term arrangement on t h e basis of what advantage they could get by buying selectively, to firm, long-term contracts. Instead of waiting for a fluc- tuation of supply and a result- ing lower price, they want firm commitments. Dr. Jeffrey said this was a good plu'losophy for the hog in- dustry, because the industry can now start to co-ordinate the total hog picture to produce more hogs to supply additional markets, rather than just shift Government grain elevator is still for sale here unexpectedly-short Alberta' Col- found in the near future, lego's commission hearing on I "We arc now at a stage I the campus Tuesday afternoon, where we are giving diiTdor of instructional service's for the commission, said there are two To compliment your New Spring Navy Blue for Spring '72 Nrjvy Blue ir. goinq Mm inosl pcpulai colo Spring. Sen the very lat- est in shop sly'os now at C a men's. Sec these 2 new JOYCE SHOES (exactly ns illusti cilcd) "NEW OVERTURE" In Nnvy Bluu Wot took "PERFECTO" In Ncwy Blue Glovo CORIE hy AIR STEP ;y Wn! took (oho id close study to what could bo a solution wo will lie recom- mending mi agreement in tho Exaclly as shown obovi Kid under glass. All these lovely shoos available AAA, AA and B widths and sizes from 5 to 10'j. We want a .solution within a year." Ho said the cum mission would press for legislation in this rnitrovrsinl area, tint only as n last resort- Corn mission chairman Dr. Henry Kolesar expressed simi- lar sentiments. "Tho problem lias boon that receiving institution (Ihe university) has wanted Ihe right to determine what credits transferring student, shall re- he said. "Wo feel it should ho the oth- er way around, thai the sending institution (the college) should have ihis responsibility, T think we arc reasonably close to get- ting an agreement, on this." The students also expressed OPEN MONDAYS AS USUAL ALL DAY TUES., WED. AND SAT. 7HURS. AND FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. "Each group has to assume sonic responsibility for the achievement of chjectives. Con- frontations do not produce the best results in tho long run." One. student said perhaps the only way for college students to increase thc-ir power is for all colleges lo join the Alberta As- sociation of Students and seek Iheir goats with a unified voice. "The first said Dr. Kolesar. "when two grows have differing views is for them to try to find a solution within the framework of the es- tablished routine. 1 le said everyone cannot have his own way on every is- sue some comprises have to he made. And, people can't ex- pei't to always get what they want right away because many things take time to bring about. EDMONTON (Staff) The status of the Canadian govern- ment grain elevator on the eastern outskirts of Lethbridge remains unchanged after months cf advertising for the lease or sale of the 1.25 million bushel capacity facility. Forrest HeUnncl, member of the Canadian grain commission attending the Canadian Federa- tion of Agriculture annual con- vention here said there was only one (order received for the facility. He said the conditions of the tender made by the single re- sponding group were such that it went beyond the design the commission has for Uie eleva- tor. Tenders have been opened only once. ART DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th 51. S. Phone 328-4095 the product from one market to another as they become avail- able. He said with this new ap- proach the hog industry can co- ordinate the supply of hogs right on through to sale, which makes firm forwarding con- tracts for hog products pos- sible. The new system will mean that hog producers can add to the production instead of taking away when a market opens up. Hoyt's Sporting Goods Depf. SUPER SPECIAUl 101 FIBRE GLASS SKIS Manufacturer's Sugg. List Price SAVE! SAVE! SAVEI ONLY PAIR CALL 327-5767 HOYT'S SPORTING GOODS DEPT. 606-608 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge ORGANS NEW and USED MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAINI HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Chcirlton Hill Ltd. 1J62 2nd Ave. S. Phono 328-3388 Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 NOW OPEN Government licensed Technician Repairs to Radios, Televisions and Tape Recorders. SONY LLOYDS DUAL NORESCO SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, FEB. I0th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Tappan cotmlcr lop electric range with double oven; Pliilco portable TV and stand: Older darkwood bedroom suile with complete bed; Chest of drawers and vanity dresser and stool; 3-Pce. green sectional clicslerfield; older dresser; Leatherette recliner chair; Admiral portable TV and stand; Wood crib and mattress; Rollaway bed; Inglis automatic wasl'.T; Good gas floor furnace; Small old table; 3 gas heaters; Good 30 gal. gas hot water tank: Doors; Large windows; Clothes tree; Chrome stool; Wicker chair; Kid's wicker rocker; Good iron board: Small old tables; Chairs: Gas radiant; Occ. chair; Coffee table; Floor lamps; Nice trikc; Guilar. Stroller; Chairs; Slepladder; Stereo set: Luggage; Dishes; Pots and pans; Picture frame cutter: Remington semi-automatic 12 guage shotgun; Pishing rod and reel; Small tap and die set; Table; 10 bicycles; gas ranges; Lounge: 0x12 patterned rug. Many More Hems Too Numerous To Mfiitioii. 1961 OLDSMOBILE S.C.M. ELECTRIC ADDING MACHINE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. IETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN lie. 41 Lie. 458 ;