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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THI LCTHBRIOCf HERALD Saturday, July 14, 1973 SORRY TO LEAVE Schmidt predicts Lethbridge boom Henderson pool With temperatures of 85 to 90 degrees expected in the next few days, under 12 can take a dip for 20 cents, students 30 cents and adults the cooling waters of Henderson Lake swimming pool lie waiting. Children cents-a refreshing way to break the heat of summer. 'Province's drug scene declining' 60 8y GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Participation in the drug scene in Lethbridge, as in other Alberta cities, seems to be slightly declining, an offi- cial with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission said here Friday. Jan Skirrow, supervisor of Calgary community services with the commission, said there is less discussion about drugs and fewer people being exposed to them. Mr. Skirrow said no sur- veys on usage have been car- ried out in Lethbridge so it is hard to pin down any definite trends. However drug usage is not much different across the province except that her- oin and amphetamine usage is not as much of a problem in the small cities compared the metropolitan areas. "Lethbridge is not much different than other places. If a person wants to buy sometbuig (drags) he usually can." The wane of interest in drugs is a favorable thing be- cause it does not increase curiosity. Mr. Skirrow said provok- ing curiosity is a major point against the introduction of drug education in elementary schools. "We have to be very cau- tious and careful about bring- ing the education into schools because usage may actually he said. He cited an example in the 1T.S. where an education pro- gram on solvent sniffing was carried out. The program backfired and the problem in- International element at drug abuse school People from many diverse xcupations, countries and areas of Alberta will be con- rergiBg on the University of Calgary for the second an- nual summer school on al- cohol and drug abuse, coor- dinator Jan Skirrow said Fri- day. Mr. Sorrow, supervisor of Calgary Community Services with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, said the six-day school will provide training for interest- ed people from all areas of Alberta. Part of this is achieved by bringing in people and ideas from various parts of the world and by having sessions aimed at various levels of involvement, he explained. Mr. Skirrow was in Letb- bridge Friday to promote the Aug. 19 to 25 school. .The school, sponsored by the commission, hopes to draw 300 to 350 participants. Speakers and resource peo- ple will attend to present "a smorgasbord of around the central theme of formulation ond effects of so- cial poHcy governing tie use and distribution of intoxi- cants, Mr. Skirrow said. The program will be so or- ganized that a person can hear a speaker in the morn- ing then go to the workshop of his choice in tire afternoon. With a deadline, of August 6, registrations from coun- tries including Great Britain, France and Germany have been received. Mr. Skirrow is especially interested in hearing the ap- proaches made to drug prob- lems by the Europeans. "They are more willing to experiment with different ap- proaches than we are in Can- he said. He said that in Holland there are special nightclubs where tha police leave drug users alone. This is only an experiment and may work and may not but it does put the user in a controlled environment, he added The core of speakers for this year's school represents the spectrum viewpoints on intoxicant use, Dr. Marie Bertrand. a member of the Le Dain Com- mission, will spsak on the problems of policy formation at the national level. Dr. Joel Fort, author of the "Plea- sure and "Alcohol: Our Drug will 'address a session on so- cial implications of irilosi- cant use. An overview of the confer- ence theme will be provided by Dr. Richard Blum, a psy- chologist at Stanford Univer- sity. A summary of the de- velopment at the summer school will be provided by drug education expert, Ken Low. The cost of the school is with accommodation available at Kananaskis Hall on the U of C campus at single and double. In addition to speakers and special sessions directly con- cerned with the summer School theme there will be many sessions available .for updating relevant informa- tion and skillbiuldmg re'e- vant to the partJcioant's area of activity, be said. creased because of young- sters being curious of what it was like. The commission is caught in a dilemma over education because if there was none those using drugs or potential users would not be aware of the real dangers. Proper education does suc- ceed in showing the dangers of drugs and showing that no drug is harmless. Those exposed to education are less likely to get into dif- ficulty if they decide to use drugs, Mr. Skirrow added. The commission is present- ly working on programs for schools in Calgary which hopefully will be implement- ed across Alberta. The commission, working with Ken Low a drug educa- tion expert with the Calgary Public School Board, has been promoting educational programs designed at pro- moting "life sMHs." The life skills -or alterna- tives approach to drugs means guiding young people into various paths where they can get the same thing they are seeking in drugs. "We toy to show people the mechanisms whereby they can go camping or boating down the Bow (river) we don't plug them into any- tiring, we let them choose and organize their own options to drug t'se we guide Mr. Skirrow said. The commission program differs from that, implement- ed in the Calgary school sys- tem. Bather than dealing with all types of people the com- mission deals with people who have drug problems. The commissicn has ranging in ages from H to 70 involved in programs de- signed to teach tiiem skills to cope with life problems. The life skiDs approach to drug education was presented to educators at the University of Lethbridge about three months ago in a seminar con- ducted by Mr. Sfchrow and Mr. Low. Mr. Skirrow said there is good opportunity to expand, such "inputs" in a city such as Lethbridge. The smaller centres can beat problems be- fore they get out of hand by watching the errors and suc- cesses of the larger cities. Hs added that "seaic" edu- cation to curb orug use has failed and more innovative techniques are needed in Can- ada." By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Alberta Social Credit Party leader Werner Schmidt is sorry to be leaving Leth- bridge on the eve of what he sees as the biggest boom in its history. "The area is affluent- al- ready because of general good management and diver- sification of crops and indus- try over the years. And while the cattle barons may not ad- mit it, the city is becoming the cattle capital of the West. "I have a feeling this place is about to boom as never be said Friday. Mr. Schmidt is packing himself and his family off to Edmonton at the end of tbs month after a five month Stint as'a commuter to party, headquarters and the legisla- ture. Still without a seat af- ter his defeat in a Calgary byefection in June, he pilot- ed the parry from caucus and the gallery when the legisla- ture was sitting. "An excellent foundation has .been laid here for con- tinued diversification and balanced economic growth and the for- mer academic vice pres- ident of Xethbridge Commu- nity College said. Although the city can bene- fit from such growth, the Soc- red leader is concerned about too much emphasis on expan- sion for its own sake. Some expansion is possible "before the city loses someuf its unique characteristics such as the ease of getting around." he said. "It is still easy to accommodate the traffic flows even in the morning and evening. "The city is the right size for people to feel a personal identification with then; com- munity. The individual still matters in Lethbridge." Commenting on the desir- ability of expansion, Leth- bridge economic development officer Dennis O'Connell said he has always believed that "any economic development or progress must pay atten- tion to the quality as well as the quantitative aspects of growth." He said growth must con- tribute toward making living in Lethbridge a "pleasurable and self-fulfilling activity." The goals of the city are a matter for public dsfcate, Mr. O'Connell said, and he is at- tempting to stimulate that de- bate. A second city official sounded a note of caution about burgeoning new busi- nesses and housing. "It is expanding too fast really to my way of looking at it but as long as the de- mand exists there is no way we're going to stop de- velopment officer Fritz Cam- eron said. "A little caution should be used. People shouldn't go in over their heads." He said, he was not too con- cerned about a sudden slump after any boom stimulated in part by the 1975 Winter Gsmes but wondered if the anticipated demand for ser- vices will materialize. "At times I feel it will and at times I wonder." He noted there was a significant skimp In Quebec after Expo. While develop ment has levelled off "to a steady in- he said, development permits have still doubled over last year. 200 more bus-riding students Tickets issued first school day Students using city buses for transportation to and from Lethbridge schools will be issued special tickets, or passes, during the first day of the 1973-74 term. Principals at both pubbc separate schools will pro- vide the bus passes during the first day of classes August 21. Public school officials say they expect an increase of about 200 bus-riding students for the new term mainly caused by the need to trans- Trafficker awaits sentence A 23-year-old Lethbridge man pleaded guilty in provin- cial court Wednesday to the possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and was remanded to Aug. 24 for sentencing Rick Wayne Lee. W! 1st e X --vas arrested a! >is residence July 3 and ROIP seized between and 000 worth of drugs. port students from and Lakeriew Schools. The provincial government has also announced students living within a three-quarter- roile radius of their school arc eligible for bus transpor- tation The previous Jiniil was 3 5 miles. There is no charge to stu- dents using dry buses for school transportation. Ten per cent of the cost is paid by local school boards. per rent is paid by the provincial government. A complete bus schedule for LeUibridge school stu- deats wifl be published before August 21. One major change will be in operation by the start of the new school term, at the Lethbridge Coltegjate Insti- tute and Hamflton School. The 1.300 stwJcnts previous- ly boarding buses on 5th Ave- nue will be picked up behind the two schools on 4th Ave- nue S. Paving of the new bus area is expected to be complete before fall and the 4th rue bus centre will be oper- ative by August 21. For Monday's parade Michelle Wolker seems to enjoying ready for the Whrop-Up Days parade The 20-year-old leader at the Henderson lake Day Comp is seen making popor flowers for one of in parade. WERNER SCHMIDT No local action on car bodies There is no local action be- ing taken as yet on a pro- vincial government scheme to reclaim car bodies collect- ed by municipalities exclu- sive of Calgary and Edmon- ton, city development officer Dennis O'Connell said Fri- day. Under the pro; gram, announced by Minister of the Environment Bill Yurko, tenders will be called for the transportation of about bodies to ap- proved balers or shredders. The departments of the en- vironment and highways and transport collected ve- hicles in storage sites in the province last May. Mr. Yurko said the pro- gram will provide car recycl- ing firms with an immediate supply and also help clean file landscape. He added that derelict ve- hicles from centres other than Edmonton and Calgary were not being recycled be- cause of the cost of trans- portation. Mr. O'Connell said the city would be investigating to see if the new plan would help Lethbridge. P Mr. Yurko said a bounty system on derelict cars, as an alternative to a permanent cleanup program, is being examined as a method of keeping abandoned cars to a minimum. Also being considered is a fee, that would be levied when licence plates are pur- chased, winch would go to re- cycling old veHclej. V offers evening program Forty-one credit courses are being offered this fall in the off-campus locations through Southern Alberta. Subjects in which instruc- tion is offered include art, English, history, political sci- ence, psychology, sociology and numerous education courses. Deadline for registration in the on-campus evening degree program is Sept 5 and for the off-campus program Sept 21. Instruction wffl start after Sept 6 for on-campus courses and the week of Sept 10 for off-campus courses. Off-cam- IAS locations inducte Medi- cine Hat, Taber, Brooks, Fort Macteod, Pincber Creek, Blairmore, Vafcan, dares- holm, Raymond and the Blood Indian Reserve at Cardston. Kew or returning students planning en taking the courses should spply to the university registrar by Aug. 3. Persons wanting to take the for iuleiest rather thai credit must bare audit forms completed and back to the registrar by Sept 5 for en-campus courses end Sept. 21 for off-eampcs courses. Fee for auditing students is ;