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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, January 28, 1971 Ottawa to spend more to curtail drug abuse OTTAWA (CP) - The federal i government stepped up its drug abuse program Wednesday with priority attention going to learning exactly what marijuana and other cannabis substances do to users, then telling the truth about it. Cost of the total program is being stepped up tenfold to $4.5 million starting April, 1, Health Minister John Munro announced in the Commons'. Its main components, and the budgets, are: research $1.2 million, information $1.1 million, analytical services $200,000, innovative services $2 million. Cannabis, which marijuana and hashish contain, will be the chief research target, Dr. Au-rele Beaulnes, who heads the drug abuse program, told a news conference. Sixty or 70 per cent of the funds will go to finding out precisely what a standard form of the drug does in the body. Fifty research projects involving more than a dozen institutions already have been proposed. These include controlled studies to show how the body responds to known doses of the active ingredients of cannabie -how much it speeds up the heart, how much it changes perception. Once the scientific verdict is in, the word will go out so the hazards, if any, will be known. "If we have to say that on the basis of the evidence marijuana is less toxic than tobacco or cigarettes then we will have to say so," Dr. Beaulnes said. Mr. Munro said the credibility of authorities has suffered from statements being made that are open to question. The hope was that "when we do come out with information we can stand behind it and it is correct and accurate." Mr. Munro said the government still is considering the proposal of the Le Dain royal commission on non-medical drug use that jail terms be abolished for drug possession, especially for marijuana. A decision could be made before the commission's final report in June. At a news conference, Mr. Munro said two types of analytical services will be available based on changes in regulations last Nov. 25 which permit doctors and scientific analysts to possess drugs for chemical analysis without risking criminal charges'. Doctors will be able to transmit samples to designated analysts, mostly in hospitals and addiction research institutions. Negotiations were going on to select the hospitals. In addition, food and drug directorate regional laboratories Clark tells school districts to efficient with funds EDMONTON (CP) - Education Minister Robert Clark has told Alberta school districts to be efficient with funds. School districts should not look on the Innovative Projects Fund as merely "a way of getting more money," he told the annual conference of Alberta School Superintendents Wednesday. The $l-million fund was established by the education de- partment last spring to help school boards improve the ef-fectivenes of their programs. Mr. Clark declared the fund "a major accomplishment of the past year," but said he thought some school districts regarded the fund as easy money. Only those applications that meet strict guidelines will even be considered, he said. The convention ends Friday. at Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver would do more extensive analysis to determine all ingredients oi drugs submitted by police. They now act as analysts to provide police with evidence identifying drugs in criminal cases. This work continues. Dr. Ross Chapman, the food and drugs director-general, said the aim is to know more about the composition of drugs on the illicit market because adulterants in them could be more dangerous to the user than the drug itself. Public warnings would be issued where the drugs analyzed represented a significant health hazard. This would make drug users aware of extra dangers involved in illicit drug buying. Mr. Munro said the hope is to be able to respond with Analysis quickly enough to get warnings out about dangerous drugs making the rounds' at, for example, pop festivals. Mr. Munro said the drug abuse fight will cost considerably more than the $4.5 million because some aspects would include provincial programs. The provinces would be encouraged to use the Canada Assistance Plan, for which Ottawa pays half the costs, to spark innovative services. Innovative services is professional jargon for such things as crisis centres, where drug users suffering serious ill effects can get emergency, short-term help, sometimes medical and psychiatric and sometimes from volunteers who know drug use hazards firsthand. Calgary nears  400,000 mark CALGARY (CP) - The city's population has not quite reached 400,000, the report of the annual census shows. 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Drake invoked a 1967 amendment to the Supreme Court Act to prohibit Mr. Burnham from instituting any further legal proceedings concerning MOMS SAY NO - Mothers ond pre-tchool children from Vancouver housing project block rail line that passes near their homes, using to let trains through before iate afternoon as children must cross tracks to get to school. City has promised to build overpass. The mothers say they were offered $1,000 to let a freight train through on Wednesday but they refused. Government farm marketing plan given added support Wage offer is accepted by teachers CALGARY (CP) - Separate school teachers ratified by 75 per cent Wednesday a proposed two-year contract which offers pay increases of 6.69 per cent in 1971 and 6.57 per cent In 1972. The contract, to be taken before the separate school board for ratification Feb. 3, was the first two-year agreement ever signed by city separate teachers. It is expected to cost the board an extra $1.1 million over the two-year period, bringing the board's total salary bill to $9.9 million for 1971 and about $11 million by 1972. The draft contract provides for a beginning teacher, now earning $4,900 a year to get $5,150 as of Jan. 1, 1971, and $5,400 as of Jan. 1, 1972. Teachers at the degree level, (four years of university) now earning $7,175 to $12,125 a year, would rise to the $7,675 to $13,-050 range as of Jan. 1,1971, and receive $8,175 to $13,875, starting Jan. 1, 1972. the validity of the present flag. The reason given for the prohibition was that Mr. Burnham has "persistently and without any reasonable ground instituted vexatious legal proceedings with respect to or concerning the validity of the Canadian flag." After his third court defeat Mr. Burnham, an 80-year-old veteran of two world wan, said he will continue "to pursue Justice." He said he hasn't decided whether he will appeal his case, but meanwhile he will send a copy of the ruling to Conservative MP Robert Coates of the Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester North. Describing Mr. Coates as an "outspoken Red Ensign man and a good lawyer," he said: "I'll ask him to read it out In the House of Commons. I want a thorough investigation into this matter." OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Federation of Agriculture Wednesday threw its weight behind a government plan to coordinate the marketing of farm products nationally. Federation members approved a resolution urging the government to ensure passage of Bill C-176 in the current session of Parliament. The bill would set up national agencies to oversee provincial marketing of various farm commodities. The bill also is designed to counter poultry trade restrictions implemented last fall by many provinces after trade con- Bus service sought by workers EDMONTON (CP) - "No bus transportation, no work," is the slogan of 50 insulators who walked off the job Tuesday at the nearby Gulf Oil refinery. The insulators, members of Local 110 of the International Asbestos Workers, said their contract promises bus service when they work out of the city. Without this service they refuse to work. "It's actually an illegal walkout, but in a couple of days it will go to grievance, a spokesman for J. K. Campbell and Associates, sub-contractors at the site, said Wednesday. "We're not pressing it but we'd like to talk to them." "We are willing to supply buses," he said, adding that attempts to r e a c h union offi-cilas were unsuccesful. The spokesman claimed "one or two agitators" were causing trouble and that the company already has selected a chairman to negotiate. "It's up to them to come to us." The existing refinery is being expanded. trols were placed upon eggs and broilers in Quebec. The controls were designed to prevent one povince from glutting the market in others and thereby depressing prices. Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson told delegates that if national agencies were developed to co-ordinate marketing efforts, agriculture would become a more vigorous competitive industry. Mr. Olson told a questioner beef producers are excluded from the legislation because there are no provincial beef marketing boards. The government couldn't co-ordinate where there were no agencies. If beef producers set up provincial agencies to market their product, it would be a "relatively simple matter" to take the exemptive clause out of the bill. Mr. Olson said the present problems of pollution and overcrowding in urban areas are reversing the population drift from rural areas. Rural land around large cities Plans to curb mayor's actions CALGARY (CP) - Aid. Ed Dooley said Wednesday he is confident he can gain the support of most aldermen in using the "severest methods possible" to curb some actions of Mayor Rod Sykes. He said the mayor has ignored wishes of city council and in doing so has indirectly opposed the wants of Calgary residents. As a first step, Aid. Dooley said he wiU seek restrictions on the power of the police commission to appoint advisory bodies. The commission, of which the mayor is chairman, recently appointed a citizen's advisory board after city council asked such a move be delayed, Aid. Dooley said. was being snapped up by city dwellers who "feel the need to return to the land." Although some people have predicted that thousands of smaller rural communities would disappear as agriculture became increasingly special-ied, "the trend is reversing itself," Mr. Olson said. Earlier, delegates defeated a resolution to initiate talks between the United States and Canada to remove all tariffs on cattle and beef. In its place, they recommended the agricultural economic research council be commissioned by the CFA to carry out a cost-benefit study on the advantages and disadvantages of a "completely free continen tal market." Two former policemen duel to death NEW YORK (AP) - Two former city policemen, separated by 37 years and the side of the law, faced each other as guard and gunmen during a holdup Wednesday. In a furious exchange of gunfire, both were killed. John Foray, 75, who retired as a detective with a dozen commendations, and William Curtin, 38, who left the force to open a bar, duelled to death at the Edison Savings and Loan Association in Bayside, Queens. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE Weather and road report E. Germany intensifies harassment BERLIN (AP) - Cast Germany intensified its harassment of civilian road traffic to and from West Berlin today despite an Allied warning to the Russians that such action endangers chances for a Berlin accord. For the first time in the two days of delays, Western border officials reported both inbound and outbound car and truck traffic were affected. The harassment is an expression of Communist displeasure at the meeting in West Berlin today of Free Democratic party members. The Western occupation powers in Berlin-the United States, Britain and France-protested at the Soviet embassy in East Berlin Wednesday night, asserting that the meeting of the Free Democrats and the visits of West German political officials did not provoke or threaten any one. River water diversion plans only proposal says official CALGARY (CP) - A massive planning scheme for moving water from the north to tho south of Alberta is only a proposal and not a commitment, says Reg Bailey of Edmonton. Mr. Bailey, head of the agriculture department's water resources division in Edmonton, said various diversion plans outlined under the Prairie Rivers Improvement and Management Evaluation scheme will only be put into effect as public demand for water arises. He was one of five panelists in a forum which discussed Alberta's water needs to the year 2000, at the University of Csigary Wednesday. Engineering studies are necessary to outline what diversion projects are technically feasible, said Mr. Bailey, adding it would be pointless to launch detailed economic, social and biological studies of specific projects until there is a demand for the water. His remarks were in response to comments from Lou Hamill, University of Calgary geographer, who said user costs were unrealistic. Mr. Bailey said diversion schemes are being considered in view of the fact that while 87 per cent of Alberta's water is located in the northern part of the province and flows to the Arctic, 85 per cent of the population is located in the drier south. Water shortages have occurred along the South Saskatchewan River system one year out of the last 10 and it can be expected that shortages will mount in the next decade, Mr. Bailey said. He said 14 provincial agencies now are involved in a study of a diversion project on the Sturgeon River northeast of Edmonton. The study has been under way for three years and will continue another two before public hearings are called to review the project. He also agreed that there Is need for better use ot existing water supplies and for more direct charges for benefits from water projects. 47 ABOVE ^' ZERO AT 12:00 N00N SUNRISE FRIDAY 8:08 SUNSET 5:21 H LPre Lethbridge ... ... 45 10 .. Waterton..... ... 42 39 .. Pincher Creek ... . 46 39 .. Medicine Hat . .. . 25 0 .. Edmonton ... ... . 15 8 .11 Grande Prairie . . 1 -16 .20 Banff....... .  42 35 .. Calgary...... . . 42 14 .. Victoria...... . . 48 40 .. Cranbrook ... ... . 44 27 .. Penticton .... . . 40 35 .. Prince Rupert   46 34 .45 Vancouver ... .. . 48 41 .. Saskatoon ... . .. . 0 -5 .. -5 .. Winnipeg..... . . -5 -23 .01 -3 .. -18 .20 Montreal .. .. . . . 18 -13 .17 St. John's .... .. . 42 37 1.25 Halifax...... . . 40 5 .07 New York ...    23 9 .. Miami...... .... 74 45 .. Los Angeles...... 80 56 .. Las Vegas..... . 73 42 .. Rome......... . 34 57 .. Paris........... 40 51 .. London......... 45 48 .. Berlin.......... 41 48 .. Amsterdam..... 37 46 .. Madrid......... 42 51 .. Tokyo.......... 32 50 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgary -Today and Friday: Variable Chinook cloudiness. Gusty Chinook winds. Lows 15-25. Highs in the mid 40s. Medicine Hst - Today: Cloudy periods. Winds W20-25. Friday. Sunny periods. Lows 5-10 above. Highs 3445. Columbia, Kootenay - Today and Friday: Cloudy with a few snowflurries or rain showers. Continuing mild. Winds S15 in a o m e valleys. Highs today and Friday in 30s. Lows tonight in 20s. V 'Wsm I <#7ls,tor bib Aewn tun-pawwd, exctietnem-finedaMM^i * uart-blaiinnscttan/hun'tfrttfiey-f^ I Abovo all.^fjjf is WAbt'^utiijjtllahlW. Alouime, Tho ,Blg -^p* f 7�o Reliable Op*. FOR BARLEY ON PRESENT STOCKS WE Will ACCEPT $1.00 PER BUSHEL GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare with the exception of the following: Highway 3 - west. Pincher Creek to Lundbreck, long drifted sections, plowed. Highway 5 - some drifting snow near Waterton Park. Highway 6 - From 4 miles north of Waterton to Waterton some drifting snow. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Golden. Generally in good winter driving condition. Few slippery sections, Golden to Revelstoke had l and iVt inches of new snow. Plowed and sanded. Banff  Radium and Banff-Jasper highways, generally in good winter driving condition, with several slippery sections. Creston - Salmo highway is mainly bare with slippery and wet sections. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to tt p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthlll-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorsc, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, j, ;