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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, Jnnuary 17, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERMD 23 Vancouver's Skid Row hotels perpetual headache for police VANCOUVER (CP) The boy, barely into his teens, jumped startled from a wooden chair, ran to the door and held it open no more than he bad to. "What do you he asked shalaJv. The policeman said he no- ticed the door was ajar and wondered if everything was all right. Through tie crack on Lhe hinged side of the grimy green door there was a glimpse of a man in his the boy's father lying naked on the sagging mattress o( an iron bed. He was unshaven and even the single, bare lightbulb hanging from tie ceilffig was bright enough to the pain in his eyes and to highlight the beads of sweat pouring down his cheeks. "Yes, it's all tlie lad replied, visibly relieved that the constable had no more se- rious business with Room 27. He auickly shut the world from the room. Vancouver's do'.relown core is dotted ivith third-rate hotels and rooms that, like magnets, draw the criminals, the drug pushers and the users, the runaways Er.d the prosu'iule. For Lhe police, they are a per- Here. o'd in shabby cloihes. or men down on their luck or out on drugs, sit al- most motionless with expres- sionless faces for hour upon hour, watching the stream of people passing by outside. Rooms for Rent, Daily, Weekly. Monthly, read the signs outside. Centrally Healed. Hot Running Water. Inside: "The management v.ill accept no responsibility for "It is forbidden to loiter in the hallways do not stub cigarettes on the car- pets As the policeman continued his tour of the hotel where he had come upon the boy and the older man. he turned to a n accompanying reporter and said the two-storey place is a haven [or criminals. "I'll wager that just about everyone registered in this 1 place right now has a record." he said, brushing his hand along a coil of fire hose to check for concealed drugs. "It's amazing where you'll find drugs in these he said. ''Under the carpet, on lops o! closets, in the toilets, beside trash cans In the washrooms the con- stable checked inside the cis- terns, on the ledges and under seats for drugs. "Gee., they've cleaned this piece up since I was last here.7' he said, looking around t h e green-walled bathroom with its chipped, iron tub and ianiished copoer piping In the tiny lobby, the officer checked the registration book. i An elderly, round-shouldered clerk WES co-operative, giving more informa'Jon about ten- ant than the officer needed. j Toe row of vacant-faced men sat (.here, watching the I policeman's move. No- body spoke. It's hard to talk to the peo- ple who live in these hotels because most have a past to I bide or a present they want no one to see, a social worker explained. But Gideon, a French-Canadian, said he j didn't mind talking. He lives in a little room with flower-pattern wallpaper and a square of shabby brown carpet on Lhe linoleum floor. There are, he said, 23 other rooms just like his in the small hotel. He said he'd been a laborer, raillworker, cook, tractor driver and a handyman, and now he's just checking around Vancouver to see how things are. He's 43 but looks 10 years older. "I was drinking for a while a few years he said with a hoarse chuckle. "Dripkin' makes you look old. "You know, once I had a bit of money and I went up io this fancy hotel in Calgary and I was gonna slay there, just for the hell o! it. I gol inside and it was real strange. It made me feel funny. You know, it was fancy and every- one was dressed up "They Ell kind of looked at me in a funny way. I got mad and lold ihem what they could do wilh iheir was drinkm' a bit in those days, you v.eci down to the east end End found a rooming house." Gideoo, the philosopher, put his hands around his beer glass and the foam. i "That's the poizt, you see. You get so bloody used to staying in S4 rooms that you can't go any place else." Ballet names fund-raiser WEVXIPEG The England and a! tin University Bailei ha? ap- Dr Manitoba, has mo- -Ja- y X- of busbess essence fc created post o' director o: de- mosiry u Ilaaitoba. His era position is 1L-. Granger, educated m concerned with iimd-raisag. FINEST MEATS Pineapple Juice lalani Unsweetened 48 fl. oz tin for Household Needs at Extra Savings BATHROOM TISSUE PAPER TOWELS SMOKED HAMS 7Qc Swifts Lazy Maple Skinned WHOLE, HALF OR QUARTERS...... Ib, V LEG-0-PORK 1.09 Boneless Fresh Government Inspected Zee Family Assorted ..........600 1 ply 4 roll pkg. Zee Assorted DETERGENT POWDER FLOUR WAA d LIQUID DETERGENT LUNCH BAGS 300 1 ply 2 roll pkg. 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