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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW. If your era travelling to Britain via Group or Charter can arrange your ground accommodalian, for your lighheeing in Britain. Tor information and call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The LetKbtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Saturday, February 12, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 23 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIDC. 740 4lh AVE. S. IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Ask about Phologray The leni that cbongei wilh liohl. Last of a series Where to begin on the drug 'problem': try junior high school Hy .IUDI5 TUIUC Slafr Writer Realizing (here is a drug problem is only part of a solu- tion. Deciding.lo do something about it is another, and help- ing and being willing lo help someone is llie basis of it all. Prevention and cure go hand in hand. To close J'our eyes to it, doesn't make it go away. Be- gin at the beginingi junior high school. The student in junior high school is susceptible, and will- ing lo experiment lo prove his maturity. The drug influence filters clown through Ihe grades and leaves none sheltered or naive. Jane and Sandy are Grade 91 students In Wilson Junior High School. Next year (hey will move on In senior high, and with them a drug knowl- edge most teachers and parenls arc unaware of. They have lived in the midst of the drug scene since Grade 7, learning about it from (they estimated) the half of the stu- dents who have tried or used drugs. "We first started to learn about drugs "in (he summer of Grade said Sandy. "Before thai, were pretty dumb about the whole Ihing." Jane added, "When we Rot to Grade 7, we saw and learned a lot more. The older kids bug you, telling you to try drugs and trying to sell lliem.' Peer pressure plays a big part, and n type of drug com- petition is apparent. The younger students fall easy prey lo those who are old- er. "Almost none of the kids know what they're getting explained Jane. "Tire old- er ones sell the others aspirin and all kinds of bad stuff just for Ihe money.' She said the students then use this money to buy legi -imale 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. WtUG EDUCATION Jane referred to the over-all approach taken by the schools films." Films which are meant to show the dangers of drug use, meet wilh student defiance. "They (Ihe teachers) show us films on what happens to you when you take said Jane, "but the situations arc all out of monster movies where people turn into were- wolves because of drugs." Student reaction lo speakers brought similar replies. Sandy said, "Most of the Lime, we have the straight typo of person who hasn't tried any drags telling us how awful they are. The kids laugh at them be- cause they know they've never tried anything to know the dif- ference." Jane said, "They only presentation of "fright brought in one or two good speakers, and we listened lo what Ihey said. II seemed lo make sense." Jane wenl on to explain, We'd like lo hear Ihe Irulh about drugs, both sides of it. That's why a drug centre ivould 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 lo sit down and have a good talk with them." said Sandy, 'lint the counsel- lors start off questioning you. Do you use drugs, when, do your friends, so you don't go. Parents don't think kids in our grades use stuff, so don'L talk about it." Reasons given for first-timo use of drugs were similar lo those cxpresed by most stu- dents. kids who have tried or I keep using said Sandy, start because they want to find out what's so great about it. Some have older boyfriends who keep asking them to try stuff." Jane said, "At our age, a lot of kids are accused by llieir parenls 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 tile students into drug-using and non-using groups. The two segments cling logelhcr and mixing sel- dom occurs. "The thing said Sandy, "the ones who start, think they're .superior or smart. They j h r a g about it, and aren't afraid of talking about how stoned they got, or of selling drugs openly in the school. "I think the ones who get; hooked aren't very and I slopped after z lew limes I because I like to Ihink of my- self as being smarter than (hat." OVER-EMPHASIS The students generally agreed there is an over-empha- sis on the drug subject. j "We always have to do re-1 ports on drugs it said Jane. "There's so much talk about it, you get sick ot it." Sandy said what was needed more was a drug crisis centre where "the kids that don't anything about drugs could go lo get the straight facts, and help if they need it." These students ore on the up and corning side of Ihe drug perspective fence. Values they adopt and accept will possibly shape the future of those In the elementary schools. Both Jane and Sandy en- 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 tho stumbling blocks. fine for drugs Thomas Terry, of Ray- mond was lined ?700 in Lelh- bridgc magistrate's court when lie pleaded guilty to charges of p o s s e s s i o n of two grams ol hashish and 14 lablels of LSD. The narcotics were found in Mr. Terry's pocket during a routine vehicle equipment check by the liCMP near Ray- mond. Court was told this was Mr. Terry's first offence. In setting Ihe fines Judge L. W. Hudson said he normal- ly fined an impaired driver ?200 and lie was certain a per- son in H car with LSD present- ed a much greater hazard. The fine for possessing LSD was or 100 days in jail. The fine for possession of hashish was 5300 or 31) days in jail. After setting the fines Judge Hudson (old Terry, "If you flaunt the law you pay Ihe pen- alty." Mr. Terry wits given until May 15 lo pay the fine. During the same morning, Judge Hudson fined a Med- icine Hat man MOO for Ins third charge of impaired driv- ing since September, 1971. The judge also prohibited Harry John Simonson. 41, from driving on a higlni ay in Can- ada for months. NOTHING STOPS THE PRESS While firemen were fighting a ceiling fire ot The Herald shortly after 11 a.m. today, The presses continued to roll lo ensure maintenance of service to our readers. A foully exhausl system resulted in a ceiling fire in The Herald's mechanical stereo Prepaid taxes The cily assessment depart- ment has received SS01.370 in prepaid taxes to dale Ihis year, more than at the same lime in 1971. Properly owners paid in (axes last week. A five per cent per annum interest rate is paid on taxes received before Feb. 29. All properly taxes are due June 30. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denlnl Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. ____PHONE 327-2822 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 [he Lelhbridge Community College W inter Carnival festivities which will continue until Feb. ID. Times of the programs are 7 and p.m. They will be hold in the Vales Memo rial Centre. Tickets are available at Leis- ter's, Doug's Music and Spoils and (he LCC at S2 per seat. AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES WIN HER HEART With Our HEARTS and FLOWERS SPECIAL! S7.95 510 FRACHFS FLOWER SHOP 322 6lh SI. S. Phone 327-5747 U n 1 f niHTPO JLJL-ill HUUL The Ijelhhridge Research S.ation is at the lop of the building priority list for tho Canada department of agri- culture and could get an ?9 million structure in the near future. Kent Jesperson, special as- sistant lo federal Agriculture Minister Bud Olson, said Lethbridge building was in the long range plans for Iho research station. Apparently Lelhbridge has been considered for a new structure for a number of years and there arc now glim- mcrs of Iiopc lhat it will come in the ncr.r future. The building would encom- pass (lie offices and major Jfiborsiorics of the present re- search station under one roof. Space requirements for suc'h 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 daie of the construction is the re- lationship of building cost to money available for building purposes. Killer will take lives Lover's hearls seem io quick- riians who suffer from heart and en at this lime of Ihe year j blood vessel diseases. when St. Valentine's Dav aa- i Within Ihe next year, this leading health enemy will take February also ,s tho Ihe lives of more than trail- 1 more than 2'i million Cana- lional lime dedicated lo saving j vasi suffering and cco- Iwarls, especially the hearls of nomic loss. This month the Alberta Heart Foundation asks the public lo join the brittle against heart nl- lark, 'stroke, high blood pres- sure, rheumatic fever and in- born heart defects. Heart Fund contribulions will speed the development of great- er advances hi treatment and prevention so vitally needed lo combat diseases K'hich strike one ill every four Cana- i (linns. I Support the Heart Fund. The j best Valentino you can give is a gift from the heart, to pro- tect the hearls of those you 1 love. iBiiiaiiisM Jobless picture not bad No federal election this year claims minister of manpower By HAUGENEDEU Staff Bryce federal minister of manpower anil immigration, Friday discount- ed the possibility of a fcdrral election this spring, or year. In Lclhbriclgc as part of n one-day (our of southern Alberta, Mr. Macka- 5cv stated during a press con- fcrencfc dial, if lie were "a hcllinj; man" there would he "no election tliis year." Elections are called at the >rerogalive of the prime minis- cr, he then added. He denied that his curronl our was electioneering, but a desire to find out what the pi-ob- ems are of. people living in re- jions cabinet ministers do nol requenlly visit. The minister said husi ness manage m e n t should become more conscious of the econo- mic and skill contributions available from the middle-aged worker. Most older workers are re- ilaeed by companies not be- :ause of a reduction of the vrnrk orce but due to technological "hanges. Among the policies that man- agement should implement are: mple notice !o workers to br- aid off about six and immediate contact with Canada Manpower Cenlres. By applying these nilcs, CMC offices have inure time o locale work for middle-aged vorkore or prepare them for ol) re-training. The recent introduction of a ew Unemployment Insurance Act has provided more protec- lion for the workers, he said. Under the new acl, high pre- miums are paid and because CMC office.? are now computer co ordinaled, a better job placement service on a national basis can be provided. He said the old UIC Act was .a "shambles" compared with the now act. Mr. Mackasey said middle- aged workers have many skills (o offer. Complaining about being ta- ken out ol context by the par- liamentary nevs media, Mr. Macka s e y commented about current unemployment figures and v.-ortr predictions that have around Christmas which were appeared in the media, about 10 per cent higher than He said the C65.000 or 7.7 per j during (lie previous year. cent of the work force that currenUy jobless is lower than in previous years. Traditionally, unemplo.vmen'. is always high during this time of the year and can be expcct- Canarla has the fastest grow- ing work force in the western world and is creating jobs as fast as possible, the minister said. Not included in January's lin- ed to increase next month and employment figures were Ihen decrease Lhe follow i n g j (XW positions created tlirough month, he said. And unemploj-1 the government's winter works ment among family bread-win- j incentives programs, ners is lower than usual and About 60.000 people arc eith- declining annually. Force a s I i n g an economic boom in Canada. -Mr. Mackasey pointed to the increased retail sales and job positions figures er currenUy in training or work- ing as a result of these efforts and they have not been noted in Hie monthly unemployment figures, lie said. Appointment The appointment of alleged kasey says was done indepen-1 On the issue of race, marital Liberal cliangt image offiu g? Hers, as co ordinator of a fed- eral winter works project, has been "embarassmg" lo 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- The federal minimum wage is higher than those ol any of Hie 10 provinces, Manpower Alinis- ter Bryce Mackasey said here Friday. Asked whether he will con- sider a Canadian Labor Con- gress proposal (o increase the minimum wage to per hour from the current SI .75 per hour, M. Mackasey suggested a raise could Ire injurious to tho na- The federal LilKM-al part y nay attempt to de emphasize Yudeaumaiua in favor of iis lioiVs economic andidates during the next) ectjon, says new Manpower inisler Bryce Maekascv. Tlie minimum ivage should be high enough lo bo a weapon Mr. Maekasey evaded direct-1 lo improve the quality of life commenting on a constitu- j but not so high as lo hurt "mar- icy wide survey conducted ginal industry lhat is labor in- Alberta MF Allen lensive." lie said, hich disclosed that the. cabinet more popular than Ihe prime inisler in Uie liocliy Jloiin- in riding. However, Mr. Mackasey slat- Ihal. a more concenlralod ef- rt will be made to elect can- dales on (heir own merits ra or than Mr. Trndean's popu- rity. 1 dent of the sex discrunmation, he said Federal winter works Manpower Centres ars jects arc for the purpose of order not to take Job viding offers from prospec- He said Hie gora-nment employers who practice any vides the money but not of discrimination. vision. The minister expressed pleasure that no job FISHING is evident on federally GREAT SPORT! nanced projects. Last week Mr. Mackasey said a man facing charges docs ON EQUIPMENT AT HOYT'S! have to starve or lie ICE FISHING ated man size Art Qf Only o man size AQ QF Only ATi73 If Ihe minimum wage comes loo high the labor MUSTAD ICE sive industries may become capital intense at the of jobs, said Mr. 12.99 14.99 SI10 Free tip up with each auger (value T.35J FURNACE 327-5767 .JrtB Charlton Hill 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phone ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS C and A Sheet Metal 1709 2 Ave. S. Ph. 328-5973 NEW cmd USED ORGANS MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAINI ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Jlh SI. S. Phono 328-1095 Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street Soulh Phone 328-6922 NOW OPEN Government Licensed Technician Repairs lo Radios, Television1 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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