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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW. If yoor or. levelling to Britain via Group or Charter can arrange your ground touri, accommodation, tor your sightseeing in Bnlain. Por informalion and bookingl toll ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lcthkidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, February 12, 1972 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIDG. 740 4th AVE. S. 1ETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Ask nbout Phologroy The Ihot changei wilh light. Last of a series ries i 1 1 1 to begin on the drug 'problem': jmuor _schoo By .TUDB TURIC Staff Writer Realizing there is a drug problem is only part of a solu- tion. Deciding .to do something about it is another, and help- ing and being willing to help someone is the basis of it all. Prevention and cure go hand in hand. To close your eyes to it, doesn't make it go away. Be- gin at the beginingi junio high school. The student in junior nigh school is susceptible, and will- ing to experiment to prove his maturity. The drug influence fillers down through the grades and leaves none sheltered or naive. Jane and Sandy are Grade 9 students In Wilson Junior High 1 School. Next year they will move on to senior high, and lake with them a drug knowl- edge most teachers and parents arc unaware of. They have lived in the midst of the drug scene since Grade 7, learning about il from (Ihey eslimatcd) the half of the stu- dents who have tried or used drugs. "We first started to learn about drugs "in the summer of Grade said Sandy. "Before that, we were pretty dumb about the whole thing." Jane added, "When we got to Grade 7, we saw and learned a lot more. The older kids bug you, telling you to try drugs and trying to sell them.' Peer pressure plays a big part, and o type of drug com- petition is apparent. The younger students fall easy prey to those who are old- 'Almost none ol the kids know what they're getting explained Jane. "The old- er ones sell the others aspirin and all kinds of bad stuff just for the money.' She s a i d the students then use this money to buy legi -imate drugs for their own use. A wide variety of drugs is in use, ranging from glue, acid, and sometimes the bathrooms are heavy with smoke to cover the smell of said Sandy. DKUG EDUCATION Jane referred to the over-all approach taken by the schools as presentation of "fright films." Films which are meant to show the dangers of drug use, meet with student defiance. "They (the teachers) show us films on what Happens to you when you take said Jane, "but the situations are all out of monster movies where people turn into were- because of drugs." Student reaction to speakers brought similar replies. Sandy said, "Most of the time, we have the straight type of person who hasn't tried any drags telling us how awful they are. The kids laugh at them lie- cause they know they've never tried anything to know the dif- ference." Jane said, "They only brought in one or two speakers, and we listened to what they said. It seemed to make sense." Jane went on to explain, We'd like to hear the truth about drugs, both sides of it. That's why a drug centre would help to set everybody straight on what's good and bad and help kids." DISTRUST AM) DISBELIEF There was an underlying sense of distrust and a ten- dency to disbelieve what was presented by counsellors, teachers and parents. "We'd like to sit down and have a good talk with them." said Sandy, 'but the counsel- lors start off by questioning you. Do you use drugs, when, do your friends, so you don't go Parents don't think kids in y 1 our grades use slutf, so wo don't talk about it." Reasons given for first-time use of drugs were similar to those expresed by most stu- dents. "Most kids who have tried or I keep using said Sandy, I "They start because they want to find out what's so great about i it Some have older boyfriends who keep asking them to try stuff." Jane said, "At our age, a lot of kids are accused by their parents of trying drugs, so when they get mad, they really do try some, to sort of get back." Peer pressure often forces a break-up of the students into drug-using and non-using groups. The two segments cling together and mixing sel- dom occurs. "The thing said Sandy, "the ones who start think afraid of talking about how stoned they got, or of selling drugs openly in the school. jobless picture not bad and I stopped after a few limes because I like to think of my- self as being smarter than that." OVER-EMPHASIS The students generally agreed there is an over-empha- sis on the drug subject. no "Thorp's so much talk aboui it, you get sick of it." Sandy said what was needed i more was a drug crisis centre j where "the kids that don't [know anything about drugs could go lo gel Ihe straight facts, and help if they need it." These sludents are on the up and corning side of the drug perspective fence. Values they adopt and accept will possibly shape the future of those in the elementary schools. Both Jane and Sandy ex- pressed a pride in their city, and hope for a sensible approach to the problem. Questions are easy to ask, and any answer can be easy to give. Solutions become the stumbling blocks. tor drills Thomas Terry. 2G. of mond was lined S700 in Leth- bridge magistrate's court whui lie pleaded guilty to charge of p o s s e s s i o n of Iwo grams of hashish and 14 tablets of LSD. The narcolics were found in Mr. Terry's pocket durine routine vehicle equipment check by the RCMP near Ray- mond. Court was told this was Mr. Terry's first offence. In setting the fines Judge L. W. Hudson said he normal- ly fined an impaired diner and he was certain a per- son in a car with LSD present ed a much greater hazard. The fine for possessing LSD war or 100 days in jail. The fine for possession o] hashish was or 90 daj in jail. After selling the fines Judge Hudson told Terry, "If you flaunt the law you pay the pen ally." Mr. Terry was given unti May 15 lo pay the fine. During (he same morninp Judge Hudson fined a Med Seine Hat man for third charge of impaired driv ing since September, 1971. The judge also prohibits Harry John Simonson. 41, frorr driving on a highway in Can ada for 13 months. Prepaid taxes The city assessment depart ment has received i prepaid taxes to date this year more Uian al the sam time in 1971. Property owners paid in taxes last week. A five per cent per annul interest rate is paid on taxc received before Feb. 29. All property taxes are du June 30. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDG. PHONE 327-2822____ AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES No federal election this year Jaims minister of manpower NOTHING STOPS THE PRESS-While firemen were fighting a ceiling fire at The Herald shortly after 11 a.m. today, the presses continued to roll to ensure of service to our readers. A faulty exhaust system resulted in a ceiling fire in The Herald s mechanical stereo department._________________________________________ Poppy Family to perform Sunday night The Poppy Family will be in the city Sunday to entertain at two concerts. The concerts arc part of the Lethbridge Community College W inter Carnival festivities which will continue until Feb. IB. Times of the programs are 7 and p.m. They will be held ill the Tales Memorial Centre. Tickets are available at Leis- ter's, Doug's Music and Sports and the LCC at S2 per seat. jor project hinted for city WIN HER HEART With Our HEARTS and FLOWERS SPECIAL! S7.95 510 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S. Phono 327-5747 The Lethbridge Research is al the top of the building priority list for the- Canada department of agri- culture and could get an ?8 million structure in the near future. Kent Jesperson, special as- sistant to federal Agriculture Minister Bud Olson, said the Lelhbridge building was in Ihe long range plans for tho research slalion. Apparently Lethbridge has been considered for a new structure for a number of years and there arc now glim- mers of hope thai il will come in the near future. The building would encom- pass the offices and major laboratories of the present re- search station under one roof. Space requirements for such a building have been submitted to the federal de- partment to determine the cost of a structure for the Lethbridge research centre. Apparently one of the deter- mining factors for the date of the construction is the re- lationship of building cost lo money available for building purposes Killer will take live Lover's hearts seem io quick- en at this time of the year when St. Valentine's Day ap- proaches. February also is the tradi- tional lime dedicated to saving liearls, especially the hearts of more than 2'i million Cana- Act has provided more protec- tion for the workers, he said. Under the new act, high pre- miums are paid and because CMC offices are now computer co ordinated, a better job placement sen-ice on a national basis can be provided. He said the old UIC Act was of .a "shambles" compared with ed the new act Mr. Mackasey said middle- aged workers have many skills to offer. By RUDY HAUGEXEDEU Staff Writer Brycc Mackasey, federal minister of manpower and mmigralion, Friday discount- ed the possibility ol a federal jlection this spring, or year. In Lclhbridge as part of ti one-day whirlwind tour ol southern Alberta, Mr. Macka- sey stated during a press con- ference that, il he were "a helling man" there would he "no election lliis year." Elections are called at tho rerogative of the prime minis- news media, Mr. JN, he then added. Mackase'v commented about He denied that liis current our was electioneering, but esire to find out what the prob- prediction, that have lit: oruu cent of the work force thai is currenlly jobless is lower than in previous years. Traditionally, unomploymcm lways high during this time r is a Complaining about being ta- ken out of contexl by the par- current unemployment figures can decrease tte ing work force in the western world and is creating jobs as fast as possible, the minister said. Not included in Januarys un- emnloyment figures were ooo' positions created through declining annually. Force a s t i n g an er currently in training or work- ing as a result of these efforts the monthly unemployment sales and job positions figures figures, he said. esire to find out what the prob- C 1 Avvomtment embarr requently visit. z j_ The of alleged kasey says was done indepe, On the ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS C and A Sheet Metal 1709 2 Ave. S. Ph. 328-5973 NEW ond USED ORGANS MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAINI diaiis who suffer from heart an blood vessel diseases. Within the next year, th leading health enemy will tal i Ihe lives of more than children r.nd adults, causin vast human suffering and eco- nomic loss. I This month the Alberta Heart Foundation asks the public lo i join the battle ngainsl heart at- j lack, 'stroke, high blood pres- sure, rheumatic fever and in- born heart defects. Heart Fund contributions will speed the development of great- er advances hi treatment and prevention so vitally needed lo combat those diseases w h i c h strike one in every four Cana- dians. Support the Heart Fund. The best Valentino you can cive is a gift from the head, to pro- iect the hearts of those you 1 love. management should become lore conscious of the econo- tic and skill contributions reliable from the middle-aged worker. Most older workers are re- ilaced by companies not be- oause of a reduction of the work orce but due to technological changes. Among the policies that man- agement should implement are: ample notice to workers to he aid off _ about six and immediate conbcl wilh Canada Manpower Centres. By applying these rules, CMC offices have more lime ,o locate work for middle-aged workers or prepare them for job re-training. The recent introduction of a new Unemployment Insurance Liberal image change in offing? The federal Liberal party may attempt to de emphasize Trudeaumania in favor of ils candidates during the next election, says new Manpower Minister Bryce Jlackascy. Mr. Mackasey evaded direct- ly commenting on a conslitu- e'ney wide survey conducted B........ by Alberta MP Allen Sulatycky, lensive. which disclosed that the cabinet' is more popular than Ihe prime minister in llic Rocky Moun- tain riding. However, Mr. Mackasey stat- ed that a more concentrated ef- fort will be made to elect can- didates on (heir own merits ra Ihcr than Mr. Trudcau's popu- larity. formed FLQ leader Pierre Val- liers, as co ordinator of a fed- eral winter works project, has been "embarassing" to Man- power Minister Bryce Macka- sey. Mr. Valliers. who faces char- ges of counselling to kidnap and murder during last year's FLQ crisis in Quebec, will work on a low income evaluation study in Mont Laurier, Que. The embarrassment stemmed from those attempting to make political hay or sensationalize Valliers hiring, which Mr. Mac- dent of the government. Federal winter works pro- jects arc for the purpose of pro- viding jobs. He said the government pro- vides the money but not super- vision. The minister expressed plea- sure that no job discrimination is evident federally fi- nanced projects. Last week Mr. Mackasey said a man facing charges does not have to starve or be discrimin- ated against. On the issue of race, marital or sex discrimination, he said Canada Manpower Centres are under order not to take job placement offers from prospec- tive employers who practice any form of discrimination. Minimum wage Mgli enough The federal minimum wage is If the minimum wage he- comes too high the labor inten- sive industries may become capital intense at the expense of jobs, said Mr. Mackasey. higher than those of any of the 10 provinces, Manpower Minis- ter Bryce Mackasey said here Friday. Asked whether he will con- sider a Canadian Labor Con- gress proposal to increase the minimum wage to per hour from the current SI .75 per hour, M. Mackasey suggested a raise could be injurious to the na- tion's economic health. The minimum wage should be high enough lo be a weapon to improve the quality of life but not so high as to hurt "mar- ginal industry that is labor in- he said. HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Charlton Hill Ltd. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-3388 !CE FISHING IS GREAT SPORT! SAVE ON EQUIPMENT AT HOYT'S! ICE FISHING TENTS 1 man size QC Only 1 man size Oft QC Only X7.7J 9 MUSTAD ICE AUGERS Free tip up with each auger (value Call 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Slh St. S. Phono 328-4095 777 Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6972 NOW OPEN Government Licensed Technician Repairs to Radios, Televisions and Tapo Recorders. SONY LLOYDS DUAL NORESCO Valentine's Day Feature Family Dinner FOR 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN Sat., Sun., Mon. 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