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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW. If your oro Unveiling 1o Britain via Group or Charier we can arrange your tiround louts, accommodation, fcr your in Britain. For information and bookings cull I ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VIUAGE MALL PHONE The letHbtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Letliliridfic, Albcrla, Wednesday, fchruary 9, 1972 PAGES 13 TO NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVF. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Ask about Phologrpy Thn Ions lhal changes the lighl. First of four articles Local drug scene concerns kids too-but for different reasons By JUDE TUIUC Staff Writer Parents aren't the ones who are concerned about the driif, problem. The kids are looking for Ilie Iruih, a way lo cope and sume- one who is wiil- e ing lo lisipn In their side of lire story. Not only lislen, hut hear as well, and understand. Th.rce sludenls who look part in this interview attend tne Lcthbridge Collegiate Institute, and like most people their age, have used drugs. They don't encourage, justify or condone using them. just lal-c about it. The answers aren't all oul in the open. A lot of people will have lo work together Start fresh without the encum- brances of pre formed preju- dices and misconceptions. Drug users in LCI? Yes. and a percentage estimated at 30 Id 40 by Dave, Brad and Chris. An introduction lo the drug scene, according lo them, be- gins at the Grade 7 level, and escalates, balloons and multi- plies from there. Reasons offered taking that first slep into drug use varied from curiosity lo peer pressure, and an agreement on trouble within the Jio: ic. "It often starts as a detached sort of said Chris, "lo see if all the arliclcs are true, or it becomes a social tiling all your friends have tried it, and through peer pres- sure, you try it loo." Brad disagreed. "Peer pres- sure isn't the right term. -Sonie- Ihing within yourself, a sort of doubt or question pushes you oi1." lie added, "The term peer pressure is a hard one. It's nc! (kat your friends pressure, it's more indirect." Chris said, "In some cases it's a matter ol reading good stuff, bad stuff, and the only alternative is lo Iry 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 Hie 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 you arc irrational. It doesn't aller your creativity, but might add lo imagination.1' Since the lowering of h" legal age, Iherc has been cli Whisky bottle may mark trail crease in over ;ill drug usrigc. Tiic availability of liquor seems Lo have put Ilie idea of drugs "out cf peoples' hsnclw for a according to I ho Hires. They uddcd it seemed (lie circle of using drugs and alcohol look turns in popu- larly. Dave said he considered drugs were often jusL too much for seme people to handle, and "a Jat are afraid of happening Lo t'icin, .vo lliuy go hack Lo where they he- fore SJ'AIILE I'EIISONAUTY Continuing wiLh (he idea of personality being a f f e c Lori through the use of drugs, Brad attacked misconceptions a s- scciaicd wilh the ellccts on an individual's mind. "Tho problem with taking any form of drug is with the person v'.io is unstable, who has sLrargc tendencies in Lliu first place. This Ls the person u.ho finds drugs r.rld the litllc bit o[ needed the one sLcp Lo push them off the edge.'1 Chris added, "You- have to remember that drugs are like anything else. You have to bo moderate in their use. Il's Cie same as alcohol, if you lose control, it'll affect even Ihe most sane person." Following a variety of ques- tions and answers searching for a method for using drugs, (lie three met with ihp conclusion thai a person intend- ing to Iry a drug should take i'inI1' "fijii very careful .stock of himself. "You have to know your limitations and your capabili- ties, ami grasp inside yourself whether cr not you arc commented Dave. In Ills opinion, "The ideal situation would be to rim a .screening test on everyone uho wants to try drugs. Those who dcn'L pass would be relumed. That way, Ihe .suicide rate and the strange things done uould go down drastically." DIll'G EDUCATION A particularity sore point with Ell three youths concern- ed drug education being pre- scr.led to students, and specif- ically, the not being given. Dave began by s I a 11 ng, ''Drug education in the school is biased. It yivcs gross exag- gerations of what can. happen, Ihe incidents of what has hap- pened in a minority of cases.'1 Desire for Ihe truii" was ex- pressed by Brad. "What they (the schools) need for effective drug educa- tion is a young psrson, say 23 or 24, hail', respected by tll2 studcnLs, and probabiy working in the straight world. Then, have him give both sides of 'he bs said. "We need information from people we can trust an.1 be- lieve. In a drug eduealion pro- gram, what is needed is the straight fads, not the isolated examples. "We wanL to hear [rom some- one win lias 'done the bit' to say drugs aren't all bad, IhaL i Ilil1 In1 they can be exciting. Put Ihc Iruih and facts logethcr. Eay drugs can harm you loo." Dave and Chris jointly said, "Bringing in someone like.thai would be the lasl Ihing on earth. Bui Ihc schools do more harm by Using brush cut, sinrighl-pants and while socks people than Ihcy imagine The kids automatically turn off, not a word gels through." Dave added, "The purpose of drug cducalion TIDW is to stamp out and get rid of drug usage. Why not accept iu instead. Why not sel up a program to help kids in (rouble, or if they ivant (o quit, help Ilicin do lhat Brad said, "The idea ol a drug education or crisis centre is always bandied about, but He added, "1 guess the best way to learn aboul marijuana is lo smoke il. Like Ihe best way lo learn a.boul breaking an a.rm is lo break it What about the acceptance of the drug user, Ihe long hair and Ihe young adull in gener- al? Has the furore died down, do people tend lo accept more than rejecl. The over all feeling was one of slalemale belween Ihe two. It hovers between outright hostility and indifference Chris1 open ing statement brought approval from the olhers. He said Ihc attitudes of most parents had not become harsher, although "Ihey still Ihink in terms of the marijuana Will1 ,iiirii'i'i ffiWiiiMiiwif; addict, and lurn 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 dislinquish between (he heroin user and the soft smoke dope user, such as hashish or mar- ijuana. 'The values between our- selves and our parents are so different that mceling 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 lllinking. the major point of dif- ference being the hinge which would keep his generation and their children out of the boxing ring and closer to each other. 'Tlie current ideas on 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. all live in a drug cul- lure. Wove been brought up with Hie aspirin, pep pill and sleeping pill. Nov.- its marijua- na. I Ihink we'll be able lo ac- cept and cope with it. and w halevcr our kids will do with it. Hopefully." Brad added lie, "could see the dnig scene becoming a social thing, like drinking is now. But a lot of people are stopping. Ihe whole enjoyment, excitement, wears off like a new record you play Loo often.'' THE rUTUIlF. IUGIIT NOW People helping people may be the answer. Education of the niusses takes time. Chris, Brad and Dave soc Ibc 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 }oiu- opinion is asked for, give it." Last word goes lo Chris. "Right now. it's like being the editor of a southern US. news- paper and trying to convince the Ku Klux Klan to love Negroes." TIIUHSDAY: Winston Chur- liill's scene. msm By GHEG McINTYKE Staff Wriler The silhouette of a whisky bottle with Ihc number "-I" on highways signs bohvccn Lcth- bridge and the Coutls border crossing has buen suggested MS an appropriate .symbol of Whoop-Up Trail. The suggestion of n Whoop- Up symbol was made by Tra- vel and Convention Association of Sou them AlborL director Larry King, to compete vilh the Indian head and number symbol on Ihc Ycllowhcad Highway running through Ed- monton. The southern Alberta I ravel association lias decided lo AVierta Premier Peter Loughccd commending him on Send Your "Valentine" Flowers Early! FLOWERS PLANTS LOVE BUNDLES LOVE BUGS NOVELTIES a recent expression of concern over the importance of tourism, to the province. The TCAvSA will ask Premier Loughecd lo give tourist zone boards in the province the tools to do a more effective job pro- moting tourism. One tool is permission lo use names .such as Whoop-Up and Mac! cod Trail on highway signs. Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne, however, lias turn- ed a southern Albert a board request for official reC' ognition of the names for High- ways 2 and 4 through southern Albert a. Mr.King, mamnnger of the Foil Macleod Historical Asso- ciation, suggested the highways minister "get in tune" with the premier's concern for tourism and grant official recognition of Ihc historic names for high- way signs and maps. HEART Your Heart Fund contribution fights lln'n: all heart attack, stroke, lii.'h blood oressurc, rhoumalic fever "ind rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease rii'l many oMier heart and blood vcsssl diseases. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 COMMISSION LISTENS Members of ihs Alberta colleges commission lislen allenli- vely lo a verbal presenlalion during commission hearings af the Lembridge Communily College. Left lo right are, Dr. Harry Quinn of Grande Prairie, Dr. Henry Kolesar, commis- sion chairman and David Milchel of Vulcan. Transfer and student rights LCC issues are ROOFING C A SHEET METAL LTD. 1709 2 Ave. S. Ph. 328-5973 By CALDWELL Stuff Writer The ninin concern of student? aL Ihc Lelhbridsc Community College appears lo bp the .horny issue of. Iransferabilily. This lopie emerged .st-vcra! nici dm ing a qiiL'sLuin an- swer period followed the unexpectedly-short. Alberta' Col- lege's commission hearing on (lip campus Tuesday afternoon. Dr. R. diiTdor of j iiislriiclioiial services for !h? I commission, lliere aro areas where Ibis problem con- tinues to exist collegc-lo-col- Icj-e transfers and collegc-to- imivcrsily transfers. college lo university transfer issue- is Hie one thai concern ilia! (hey did not seem lo have a defuiile appeal pro- cedure to follow when they do not approve of board of gover- nors action on certain issues Dr. Kolesar told tbe sludenls New Japan trade deal will help south farmers s. By R1C SW1IIAUT Staff Writer EDMONTON7 A longer term and substantial trade agreement with Japan is in the final stages of planning, and shipment of Alberta bog pro- ducers should start in March. Dr. Bruce JcffeiT, 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 hoc backs. This new market venture fol- lows closely on Hie heels of shipment of two containers of backs lolalu'ng pounds to the Japanese market. Aclual figures on Lhe size of [he new market are not being revealed, lo allow Ihe broker to fill the order without dis- rupting (he market price of bogs 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 t o pick up again. He said the whole philosophy of the Japanese buyers is changing from the short-term arrangement on the basis of what advantage they could get by buying selectively, lo firm, long-term contracts. Instead of waiting for a fluc- tuation of and a result- ing lower price, they want firm commitments. Dr. Jeffrey said this was a good pliilosophy for the hog in- dustry, because the industry can now start to co-ordinate Ihe total hog picture lo produce more hogs lo supply additional markets, rather than just shift Government grain elevator is still for sale here To compliment your New Spring Wardrobe Navy Blue for Spring 72 has caused the most trouble-." i (hat it is better to adopt a mis- Dr. Fast. l lure cf co-operation rather than However, he expressed opii-1 one of confrontation when two misisui lhal a solution will be sudi groups are divided, found in Ihe near future. ,.En'ch R1.011D llils ,0 assllmc are now at a static r where v.-e arc Riving close somc "ie slnciy to what could he a liiial I ni'hiovcmcd of cbjccUvcs. Con- solulion lie tin not produce tin? mending an in the host re.sulls in the long run." near future. olu, said perhaps I he EDMONTON7 (Staff) The status of the Canadian govern- ment grain elevator on the c-aslc-ni outskirts of Lethbridgc remains unchanged after months cf advertising for the lease or sale of the 3.25 million bushel capacity facility, j Forrest Holland, member of the Canadian grain commission attending the Canadian Federa- tion of Agriculture annual con- vention here said llmre was only one received for Ihc facility. He said the conditions of Ihe lender made by Ihc single re- sponding group were such that Nnvy it goi li" Mm most pcpulni (or Spring. SPG the very lol- csl in shop sly'ns now ol Camm's. Sec Ihfisc 2 new JOYCE SHOES (r-xnrlly n Kirl under All those lovely AAA, AA ontl H 5 I, ;xquisilc Dress Miladi. y Uluc shoes available m idllis and sijos from lovely new HANDBAGS lo Mnlclil OPEN MONDAYS AS USUAL AIL DAY TUES., WED. AND SAT. THURS. AND FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. CAMM'S "103 Slh Slrccl S. SHOES Commission chairman Dr. Henry Kolcsar expressed simi- lar seiitiiuenls. "The problem been thai, the receiving inslilution (Ilic universilyl has wanted Ihe ripht lo delennine what ciedils a Iran.sferriiifZ sludenl shall re- ceive." he paid. "Wo. feel il should he the oth- er way around. Ihni (lie sending only way for college students to increase power is for all commission j cdleges Ihc Alberta As- sociation of SludcnlF and seek Iheir wilh a unified voice. "The firs! said Dr. Kolcsar. "when (wo grouns hnve differing views is for them lo I IT lo find a solution within the framework of the es- tablished routine. lie snid everyone cannot have his own way on every is- sue some comprises have lo be made. And, people, can't ex- peel tn always what they want away because many it went beyond Ihc design the commission has for Uie cleva- lor. Tenders only once. have been opened ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwnrlz Bldg. 222 5th SI. S. Phone 328-4095 the product, from one market lo another as Ihcy become avail- able. He said wilh this new ap- proach Uie hog industry can co- ordinate the supply of hogs right on through lo sale, which makes firm fonvarding con- tracts for hog products pos- The new system will mean thai hog producers can add lo the production instead of taking away when a market opens up. Hoyt's Sporting Goods Dept. SUPER 101 FIBRE GLASS SKIS Manufacturer's Sugg. List Price SAVE! SAVE! SAVEI NOW ONLY CALL 327-5767 HOYT'S SPORTING GOODS DEPT. 606-608 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge ORGANS NEW and USED MUSECLAND WE TAKE GRAINI institution (Ilie college) shmdd lo brinR alroni. have Ibis responsibility. T think wo are reasonably close lo gel- ting an agreement on this The sludenls also expressed HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Clicirlton Hill Lid. 1262 2nd Avo. S. Phono 326-3388 Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 s NOW W'} OPEN Gnvcrnmcnl 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. 10th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Tappan counter lop electric range wilh double oven; Philco porlablc TV and sland: Older riarkwood bedroom siiile with complete Ixxl; Chest of drawers and vanily dresser and slool: 3-Pce. green sectional cheslcrfield; nice older dresser; Leaiherclle reclincr chair; Admiral portable TV and stand; Wood crib and matlress; Hollaway bed; Inglis automatic wash-r; Good gas floor furnace; Small old lablc; 3 gas healers; Good 30 gal. gas hot walcr lank: Doors; Large windows; Clothes tree; Chrome slool; Wicker chair; Kid's wicker rocker; Good iron board; Small old (allies; Chairs; Gas radianl; Occ. chair; Coffee (able; Floor lamps; Nice trikc; Guilar. Stroller; Chairs; Slepladder; Stereo sel: Luggage; Dishes; Pots and pans; Picture frame culler: neminpjon semi-aulomalic 12 guage sholgun; Fishing rod and reel; Small lap and die sel; Table; 10 bicycles; :i gas ranges; Lounge: 0x12 patterned rug. Many More Items Too Numerous To Mention. 1961 OLDSMOBILE S.C.M. ELECTRIC ADDING MACHINE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE AUCTIONccRS TED NEWBY KEITH F.RDMANN lie. 41 Lie. 458 ;