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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW. IF your ore (ravelling lo Britain via Group or Charter we can arrange your ground tours, accommodation, for your sightseeing in Britain. For information and bookings call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE 326-3201 The Lethbrldgc Herald SKCOND SECTION Lclhbnclgc, Alberta, Frida.v, February 11, 1972 I'AGKS 15 TO NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL B1DG. 740 4rh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBEriTA Ail( about Photogroy Ih'j Ions 'hut chonjtl with the light. Third of four articles Drug scene problems often created through misunderstandings Three-quarters of the senior high students and one-third of Catholic Central lligli School arc using drugs, The Herald lias ton told. Four students from tho school, v.'liu wish lo remain anonymous for their prelec- tion, met will] Herald report- ers lo discuss Hie drug situa- tion in their school, and the need for a drug crisis centre in Lethbridgc. Pseudonyms will be used in this article: .Sargc, Midget, Did: and .lane. "Most kids u'ho do drugs do so because they like the re- actions Ibcy get from said Dick. "Tho kJds usually use mari- juana and hashish, in prefer- ence lo chemicals like LSD and speed, because Ihey know (he harder drugs can be dan- added Sargc. Sonic older persons hare also turned onto done, the slu- dcnts said. They suggested that some parents lave Iricd drags in order to !md out what exper- iences their children are hav- ing. The group felt, however, that many parents in IjCth- bridge would be reluclant to admit their children are lak- ing drugs, much less that Ihey had Iricd them themselves. "Many parents don't want to Ijelieve Lheir kids do drugs, Dick said. "I Ihink they're worried about their own reputations." "f don't Ihink there is any need to lyj ashamed of laking drugs older people go out and said Sarge. "When you're stoned on drugs, no one gels sick and you have no hangover. Tlierc isn'l Hie mess afterwards lhat you have when someone has vomited drinking too much." The students believe lhat many parents are complelely unaware lhat their children arc using drugs. Midget said he had been on drugs for two years before his parents found out, and Dick said il had lakcn his parents about 2'2 years. They said drugs are usually plentiful and easy lo get in Lethbridge: "Lethbridgo has more dope per capita than anywhere else in Sargc claimed. Most drugs come lo Lclh- bridge from the- U.S1. Iht-y Mid, although supplies come from Vancouver. And they're often cheaper in Lclhbridgo than in Calgary, the students They denied thai there are "pushers" in ihe popular im- hge: there is no man dressed in black skulking about the .school gi'ounrl.-; leading stu- dents astray by selling them drugs. "No one forces anybody lo do Dick said. "They start because they want lo, and tlrcv get turned on by their friends." Jane said young peisons-of- len start using drugs out of curiosity, mostly because they are continually warned against them. "If parents say, 'don't do too otfcii, their kids will probably try dn'jjs just to see v.hal the drugs will do to them." she said "They keep hearing their friends say what great reactions they get." The students said most youths do not believe there is any danger in using mari- juana or ha.shish, because they see nothing happening lo harm their friends who they know arc constant users. And even Lho students who arc not allowed lo go out at night by themselves have ac- cess to drugs during school hours, so home restrictions are useless. But the result of home re- slriclions and disbelief in ''scare propaganda" from parents is that "many kids are freaking out at Jane said. The older students, more experienced in drug use, find the drugs have litllc effect on their .school work most of the time, the students said. They said drugs tended io give them courage and confidence, they didn't otherwise have in social situations, just as al- cohol does. They said a crisis centre for drug problems is definiicly in LcthbrWge. Nol all youths have the ma- turity or knowledge lo use drugs safely they .said, and there is also the danger at times of adulterated drugs or an accidental overdose. The students interviewed said Ihey, and other users, would not likely give up drugs. But Ihey said a drug erLsis centre is; necessary be- cause of Die times trouble docs develop. "You'd need a central lo- cation such as Central School to make it work, Dick said. "You'd also have to bo able io trust '.he peo- ple who'd be running it and be able to be friends with them." The crisis centre directors would have to drug users or former users, he added, so they could understand what the crisis was like and what the he.st treatment for it would be. S.ATI.HDAY- Junior high school weather wanning If you are planning any out- door activities, you'll have a great weekend lor 11. The weatherman cheerfully reports (bat the mild weather that was so long in coining lo southern Alberta is going to hang around for another few days at least. today's weather will be a carbon copy of Thursday, with cloudy periods, winds out of the south at 25 m p.h. and gusty and leinperaturcs rang- ing between .15 and To- night's low will be near :IO. Saturday will be mainly sunny and continuing windy and mild, wi'.h highs again in die 40 degree range. Thc overnight low last night was 27 while Thursday's high was M. Nice IMI'I it? Meanwhile, several schools in the districts surrounding Letlibridge were closed today while a number of others had less than Ihe normal comple- ment of students all due to high winds and drilling snow which has hlockcd school bus mules. All schools in the County of Lelhbridge. with Ihe exception of Coalhursl and Nobleford. were closed because of road conditions. Schools in Taher! nnd Vauxhall were also closed. Undernourishment leads to low learning capacity By HICH MID BUIIKE Slaff IVriler Infants who are undernour- ished arc "damned to a life's condifiou of lov, learning abili- ty Dr. Ken dementi told the Southern Alberta Council on Public Allairs Thursday. rJTiecr for Medicine Hat, ap-i cular areas of the brain I child's life, his brain develops I Even with adequate nourish- i lo 76 per cent of noienlial menl slier Ilia crucial years, i adull size and by the time lie j the first group caught up is three, the brain is no per lo Iho peer group in growth, i CLMit developed physically. Dr. dementi said, and had an At each stage of develop- i average I.IJ. of :o points less :mcnl, essential nutrients such! )hc had re. as prolcin must he present, o nourishmeni in pieseni, or, (llc firs( vcars of ljfo ion of parli-l ____ ap- plied Ihe statement "ue arc the best fed nation In the world but the worst lo rip director for Nutrition Can- children and learning. i ada 1970, pointed lo a 20-year Another study, of a 40-child head start class, cave a par- .1 lia] reason for Dr. Cleir.enti. who was prai- ]npn. caused. Tlie mothers of the 40 chil- umieii dim I WI.TC properly U of L in Time The University ot Letlibridge occupies a prominent place in the February issue of Time magazine. FIRST BUFFALO ON FEED Valley Feeder? in ihe riverboltom has received the first1 buffalo for feeding pur- pose in southern Alberta. Owned by South West Barley Growers Ltd. and Bob Dogerlem, the yearling heifer calves were part of a 27-head herd thai sold ihrough ihe auction ring for an average of per head. Dick Gray, owner of Valley Feeders said he expects to feed them the same rations as caftle, buf said this was only an experiment with the rate of weight gain per day an unknown. Kerber Photo ART DfETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5lh SI. S. Phono 328-4095 Hammond urges return 'concert sma FACTS from O. C. STUBBS Wilh nil the talk and publicity io our drills, it's rallier to re- member we're slilt dependent on some drugs knoivn oripm- onlv lo the? e r i can TH- IS. The In- I dians v. e r o Ihe luirM of quinine, iodine, ciicainc nnd ro- c'al. Today's t commonly used erne! if for I hi1 vomiting or poisons is Ipecae, v.lik'h Ihc Indians pivn In (lu our main reason for hcinfj in business, l.'iflfi Dili Ave. S. is address where we'iv always plnd lo sri; and he of .service to yon. Open daily run. lo p.m. Sundays a nd Holidays p.m. lo p.m. and p.m. to p.m. By GREG McINTVUE Slaff Wrilcr J1EDICINE HAT Leth- bridge city solicitor John Ham- mond urged a planning seminar here (o fight the current (rend toward urbanization. "With the breakdown of the communily, can equate (he sick cities, Ihe rising crime lie said people has been suggested as the. largest lhat democracy and creative thought, thrive in tlie small cDinmimJly. "With the mulli national growlh of corporate giants, we appear lo rapidly witnessing the return to the feudal stale and the division of spoils be- tween tlie huge corporation and jiLics and ;t parlicul- The Lclhbridgc Ovrrluro Con- ist ciJirs'sliould grow to, willi i cert Association will hold Ihe neighborhoods or villages of; second concert in its series Feb. 112 at p.m. in the Yatcs Memorial Centre. 20.000. "The minimum size of [he village or township which can] offer reasonable work opportun- big he said. "e Stl 'cnic TIat "All of us who have i part of these organizations have ist1 foil the restraint imposed on us In-, to conform, to present the- cor- j poralc image.'' arly for women and children, is I believe about 800 lx> The concert is by the West- ern Savoyards, Canada's Gil- bert and Sullivan ensemble, and features Harry Mossfield as nessman and Ihe farir.er s ill ,ave an free HEI.IEVES GAS PAINS 1969 VW DELUXE Rodio ond Gas Hnalcr 1969 DATSUN DELUXE 1600 Kndio, low milcnrjo OOWN RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. 3rd Avn. nnH 16th Si. 5. Soles Cnr Lol 318-4356 Ilair.r.ioncl was if Ik1 m i would limit Hie size of Lolli- The small ijidepcmlrnl Inisi-1 Ho replied Hint pppulntian is lie! mve.ssnrily fiiclor clc1- voiee, ho said. lerminiiiR the iwst size. Ho snid Mr. Hammond said while i size LcUibridse can grow In Lclhlmdso is still more of n', detenninod by Ihe ca- than larRcr cities Of (he River [o siifli as Calgary and water. it has already lost much of the hciiefit of small .size. "For instance, I no lonper know evciyljody on my he said. S in a 11 coninmnilict; should capitalize on two current fac- tors in [heir favor tho in- creasingly undesirable ills o( large cities and Hie current sur- j plus of such as slu- dcnt-s who could become future mem. baritone. i I-1I is for season hckcl holricrs Tom Peterson dies in U.S. Tom C. Peterson, one of Ihe top men in Canada in the food processing industry, died Thursday at his home in Ham- buvg, NCAV York. A native of Colorado, Mr Peterson moved to Lelhbritlgs n 1950 from the Eddinglcn Canning Company of Spring- ville, Utah. He was manager of Alberta Canning Company at Magralh i from 1950 until 1968 when he liceame general manager of Producer Canners' Co-opera- tive Inc. in New York stale. In Mr. Peterson was elected president of the Cana- dian Food Processors Associa- tion. lie was chairman of the Lethbridge branch of the Cana- dian Manufacturers Associa- tion in 1M7 and served as chairman of the city'1? Indus- trial Development Commission. Survivors include his wife Ro.slyn and a son ind throe daughters attending university gazne The magazine cover story on the university's -17 year old architect, Arthur Erickson of Vancouver, contains Ih r e c color photographs of tlie cam- ant of nutritional feeding, for tlrj most part. More than 80 per cent r.f Ihe mfiihcrs did not know how lo feed Ihemsclves cliinnr! pregnancy or how to fowl Uic bahy oncu it was born, Dr. dementi said. lie appealed lo Canadians to "loarfi our children (o lead heallhy lives rather than how lo make a quick buck." One member of (he audience siiggerfcd the educational sys- tem, as it exists, is inadequate for teaching children about nu- pus. taken recently by a Time photographer. trilion and" called for an ad- Tbe most impressive .pie- campaign to get the lure was taken from the east! across lo (he general side of the Oldman River. It Pllbllc- Dr. ClemcnU agreed, and re- ferred lo a planned house-to- liouse survey iriUiin the next few months, as a means of shows the streamlined campus nestled among snow covered coulees. "Of all of Erickson's new designs, none so fully sums up the architect's approach as Al-berla's S12 million University of says the Time article. "II is 3 tour de force ol form, scale and siting. A preventive social ser rices programs lo the atten Lion of the public. The preventive social services programs are valuable instruments fcr educating tlie pubic and can be used (o instruct m nutrition. Dr. CJementi said. 012 ft. concrete slab, it inevitably summons up the imago of an ocean liner riding the humpy coulees that flow down the prairie Lo Lelli-bridgc's Oldman CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic i BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-5822 NEW and ORGANS MUSSCLAND in Utah. Funeral scrv i Utah, likely Mr. Pcierson died at home Applications for mciv.bevship after a brief illness. He was re- may lie scut lo Jcaji Jliiiglnnd, (Jc.i.sod from hospital Sunday or o'olaincd at surgery, lie was in tor's Store. :his late small-community leaders. Dcanc takes J'ecleral joh Dr. Philip Doanc has been named lo a senior adminislri- tivo post in (he fcdernl gm'crn- i JEN'S UNIFORM CENTRE PANTSUITS UNIFORMS All Styles Colors 404 5lh SI S., Upslniri Plio.io 35B.3631 Dr. Donne, who resigned as dean nf Arls and Scic-ncc at the University of Lollihridgo in Oo- ccmlH'r, iias been iippoinloil di- rector general of the I'ublie Service. Commission's language bureau. He .succeeds Marcel LEROY'S PLUMBING S GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTAUA1IONS PHONE 318-8403 Tlie Dee. resignation an- nouncement came amid a flur- ry of eoiV.rover.sy over a pro posed managemcnl arls course ;i( Ihe 11 of Prof. Quo named interim dean unlit .lime II. is nol kunwn when lie will assume the federal nosilion. 2 LOVELY NEW HI STYLE DRESS PUMPS by USA DEB Marbelircd Wet fock. Also in Black Wet Look. AAA, AA, and B wid FAMILY DINING EVERY SUNDAY! SEE THE VERY LATEST FOR THE NEW WAFFLE STOMPERS Willi new fread soles. Excellenf Food NEW MAXINE TIES Willi nolural crepe Bolo5. 2 tone and Gracious Service Special Children's Menu You will ho entertained by CREPE SOIE SUEDE TIES Aro oil tlir- rciru. (or I 'ciunpci- 'el from 5 nfonls, Rluo and Drown. Coniliin.ihon Surdo Accordionist Dinner Music 6 fo 8 Wo hnvo Notln Stor JOGGERS For ihe wholo family. For mo Young Men melds by Savage arc tops in ilip-oni nnd buck- Oprn ot uiunl. 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