Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
New method used to help The let lib ridge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUKDAY 65 overcome fear VOL. LXV No. 159 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURD "Serving South Alberta and Sotithetuiem B.C." JUNE 17, 1972 Price 15 Cents FOUR SECTIONS 66 PAGES WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Riding an elevalor, crossing a bridge or walking around the block are ordinary daily events in most person's lives. But for millions, such simple actions are phobias, bringing on an overpowering fear and unbearable phy- sical reactions. To drive across a bridge without gasping for breath, or to ascend to the fifth floor without screaming be- comes a major accomplishment. All phobics, whether they fear cats or planes or open spaces, have much in common the anxiety they can't cope with, the compulsion to avoid the fear- ful situation. So one psychiatrist has brought together a group of persons with a variety of different fears and is using new methods to help them overcome. Traditionally, most psychiatrists try to get to the root cause of the patient's fear. But Dr. Manuel Zane, director of the phobia clinic at While Plains Hospital, is not concerned with the origins of fear. He feels it is more important to get the person to understand what is happening in the phobic situation. "The person loses contact with the realistic ele- ments in Iris environment and gets caught up with his inner thoughts and expectations, which are usually dis- torted." Need therapists Zane believes that the best way to help the phobic is to go directly into the feared situation. But this is best accomplished with the help of a therapist who works with the phobic and encourages him to stay with the situation. These therapists, all volunteers, are col- fcge students with an interest in psychology, or gradu- Ites of a previous phobia clinic, or men and women ttfio simply want to help. The therapists meet with their patients several times during the week to expose them to those situa- tions they fear. A woman who had agora-phobia fear of open spaces practised walking around the block, with her therapist a short distance behind. A man who was terrified of being loo far away from home, drove to a town 20 miles away with his therapist. A woman who used to break out in hives at the sight ot a cat has progressed so far wiih her therapist that she could actually fondle a cat with no adverse reactions. Participants in Ihe phobia clinic use a scale from one to 10 to measure the degree of fear and anxiety. "Tliis is just an arbitrary method to help the explained Zane. "If he feels he is at seven in a certain situation, he knows that it could still be worse. But when it decreases to five the next time, he sees that indeed anxiety can decrease." Participants pay up to a session, depending on their income. A blackboard in the room outlined several rules for the phobic to follow: the fear to rise; when it rises, wait; focus on the present; label the level of fear from ona to 10; find things to do to control the level of fear, and don't try to limit the fear completely. It's important that the patient understands that a little fear will always remain, Zane said. A woman who had been afraid of driving on high- ways and at speeds of more than 40 miles an hour be- cause of an uncontrollable urge to step on the brakes, announced that she felt herself really cured. She had driven to the clinic that afternoon on the expressway and felt just fine. Her therapist, Julie Joffee, brought laughter to the entire group when she said, "You'll really be cured when you get a speeding ticket, though." Sato steps down as Japan leader PREMIER SATO in tears Copper find at Pincher EDMONTON (CP) Kintla Explorations Ltd. of Edmonton has reported copper and lead mineral findings on its proper- ties in southwestern Alberta. The company statement said good showings had been found in tlie Yarrow Creek area about 20 miles southwest of Pincher Creek, on a claim block two by three miles. Pincher Creek is about 60 miles southwest of Lethbridge. Liberals Dominion Day work varies By THE CANADIAN PRESS It may take four days to blow out the 105 candles on Canada's birthday cake this year. The fireworks may explode Saturday, July 1, her- alding the 105th year of Confederation, but for most working Canadians the real holiday is the day they have off work. This year, because the statutory holiday is Sat- urday, it could mean having Friday, Saturday or Mon- day off, depending whom you work for and where you live. For most It will mean a weekend, with some having Friday off work, others Monday off but working Friday and for a few, having Saturday off and working Friday and Monday. Sounds confusing? It is. The Canadian Labor Code says If Dominion Day is on a Saturday or Sunday that is a non-working day: Employees are entitled to a holiday with pay, either Friday or Monday. The Employment Standards Act simplifies it a bit, declaring that if Dominion Day is Sunday, then Mon- day is Hie holiday. But if doesnt' help if Dominion Day is Saturday, as this year, when it's left to employers to declare their own day off. The federal government took the lead this year, giving its civil servants Monday off. Most provincial governments followed, except Manitoba, which gave ita employees Friday off, and Quebec, which hasn't de- cided. Most municipalities followed the lead of their pro- vincial governments. But Winnipeg decided its civic servants will holiday on Monday. Quebec City has said Monday but Montreal, u'ke the province, hasn't decided. Employees in some companies normally open Sat- urday are working both Friday and Monday, having Saturday off. The situation in Western Canada: Alberta: Civic and provincial employees will ob- serve Monday as the holiday. British Columbia: Government offices will close Monday while some department stores will close Sat- urday only. A strike by civic employees has left tha holiday for municipal employees unsettled. Manitoba: Provincial government employees will take Friday off while the Winnipeg stock exchange, grain exchange and telephone employees will observe Monday. Saskatchewan: Tlie province and City of Hegina employees will have Monday off. win in Manitoba Manitoba liberals and their leader, I. II. Asper, ended a long political drought Friday as Mr. Asper swept to a decisive belec- tion victory in a former Conser- vative stronghold. Mr. Asper, a 39-year-old tax lawyer who took over the de- moralized Liberals 20 months ago, scored a relatively-easy win in the south-central Winni- peg constituency of Wolseley and gave the provincial Liberals their first political gain in nearly three years. Mr. Asper, who passed up three earlier yelection oppor- tunities whilo leading his party from outside the legislature, later told victory-starved sup-- porters to "take the match we lit tonight and turn it into a torch tomorrow." The byelection, the fourth since Premier Ed Schreyer's New Democratic Party toppled the Conservatives from power in a June, 1969, general election, did not affect Mr. Schreyer's majority. NOW HAVE FOUR The Liberals now have four members in the 57-member chamber while the NDP holds 30 seats to 20 for the opposition Conservatives and one for the Social Credit. There are two in- dependents. However, it may have rescued Liberals from extinction. They have been teetering on the brink since the 1969 vote. In that election, they went from being the official opposi- tion with 13 seals to only five and watched their leader, R. W. (Bobby) Bend, go down to per- sonal defeat. (Editor's Note: Mr. Asper writes a tax column for The Letlibridge From AP-REUTER TOKYO (CP) Prime Minis- ter Elsaku Sato will retire early in July after a record of nearly eight years as head of the Japa- nese government and ruling po- litical party. With tears in his eyes, Sato, 71, told the nation over live tele- vision today that with Okinawa restored to Japan it was the best time for him to step down. Reversion of Okinawa from U.S. occupation had been a major goal of Sato's administra- tion ever since he succeeded the late Prime Minister Hayatao Ikeda in 1964. Sato told the public that good r-ic.tip-1 with U.S. had been the backbone of his policies. Ho ceciareu: "i am convinced there will not be peace in Asia unless the United Stales and Japan maintain their friendly relations." Sato supported the Peking government as representing all of China and said one of his suc- cessor's important tasks will be lo have relations with China. Sato's decision to step down nearly five months before the end of his term was prompted by liis declining prestige and by the clamor in Japan for official relations with mainland China. PEKING SAYS HOSTILE Peking accuses Sato of pursu- ing a hostile policy and has de- clared it will not deal with him. The oulgoing prime minister's prestige was battered this year by President Nixon's reversal of U.S. China policy and major U.S. economic decisions without consultation with Sato. Sato's announcement set ofl full-dress campaigning to suc- ceed him by leaders of the rul- ing Liberal Democratic party, the LDP. The party has scheduled a convention, with election of the new party chief, July 5. The party's strong majority in par- liament assures It the premieix chip. Foreign Minister Takeo Fu- kuda, 67, appeared to have the best chance to succeed Sato, fol- lowed closely by Kakuei Tan- aka, 54, minister of; inlerna- tional trade and industry. Pilots' gains sympathy A LIFE IN THE BALANCE Fifteen-year-old Jeanne Lataillade screams as emer- gency squad policemen Rudy Dabaer slips hand under rooftop fence to grab her on ledge of her 15-storey apartment house In New York's Bronx. Police, firemen end neigh- bors cooperated to save the life of girl after she sealed herself precariously on the ledge. Police learned she had boy friend trouble. (AP Wirephoto) Seen and heard About town rpRAFFIC ENGINEER Peter Bowkelt coming to Lethbridge to get away from the French Canadians in Ottawa spelling his name Bouquet hospital admin- istrator Andy Anilreachuk saying "feedule sche" and ''schefee dule" before over- coming his fatigue to pro- nonce "-fee schedule" Tom Adams, thinking he would surprise his wife by being on time for supper, ar- rived home but found no place had been set for him. 1 i U.S. pulls out ground units SAIGON (AP) The U.S. deactivated its last remaining infantry brigade in South Viet- nam today, officially ending ita ground combat role but continu- ing the commitment ot a air and naval force to the war. U.S. air and naval forces again heavily bombarded North Vietnam, but stayed below the 20th parrallel 70 miles south of Hanoi to avoid any incidents during the visit of Soviet Presi- dent Nikolai Podgorny to the North Vietnamese capital. The command announced the withdrawal from Vietnam of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Di- vision, the last full Infantry bri- gade remaining in the war zone. Mail found hooded, shot BELFAST CAP) The body of a man, hooded and shot through the head, was found lying at the side of a road on the outskirts of Belfast late Fri- day night. Another man, with bullet wounds in both legs and hi1) jaw, was dumped from a car outside the city. Police said both attacks car- ried the hallmarks of guerrilla groups till waging violent war- fare despile a growing clamor for peace in Northern Ireland. Britain's administrator of tha province, William Whitelaw, called on the guerrillas Friday to lay down their arms lo pull Northern Ireland back from the brink of civil war between Roman Catholics and the major- ity Protestants. He publicly renewed his pledge to Protestants lhat they would not "be bombed into union" with the overwhelming Catholic Irish republic to the avowed aim of tho Irish Republican Army guerril- las. The command said the move would cut American strength in Vietnam by troops. The disclosure that the bri- grade was being deactivated came less than 24 hours after the command announced thB start of the pullout of tlie only other remaining brigade, the 196th at Da Nang. Sources dis- closed that seven air force and marine fighter-bomber squad- rons at the Da Nang base had begun shifting their operations to three bases in Thailand. One battalion of the 3rd Bri- gade and some helicopter units, it was reported, will remain be- hind for now as a ready reac- tion force operating under a re- gional command and not as part of the brigade. This will mean roughly 500 to 700 front-line in- fantrymen remaining in the en- tire southern half of South Viet- nam. The moves were made to re- duce U.S. troop strength in Vietnam by the end of this month lo the ceiling of ordered by President Nixon. The last official strength figure issued by the U.S. command, as of June 8, listed American troops in Vietnam. A new strength summary will be released Monday. The U.S. Iroops who remain will amount to a resid- ual force of advisers, techni- cians, logistics experts and helicopter units. athers' Day- Speedin trains collide g SOISSONS, France, (AP) Two speeding passenger trains collided in a debris-liltered tun- nel 60 miles northeast of Paris Friday night and by early today the official dealh loll stood at 39. A physician working at tha scene said he believed 17 more bodies were still trapped in the cars and at least 78 persons were injured, many seriously. The two trains, crowded with some 500 persons, were travel- ling at 60 miles an hour in op- posite direclions between Paris and Laon, railway officials said. Chief denies RCMP morale low MONTREAL (CP) Sympa- thy for the cause of interna- tional airline pilots, planning to ground themselves for 24 hours Monday in a bid for tough ac- tion against hijackers, cama from a Canadian government minister and at least two re- gional airlines Friday. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and President Donald Watson of Pacific West- ern Airlines indicated support for the 24-hour strike, although it will halt flights by Canada's domestic and international air carriers, along with others around the world. A. V. Mauro, president o! Transair Ltd., said in Winnipeg flight operations would be can- celled in sympathy with the pi- lots' objectives. But he regret- ted the inconvenience caused by the disruption of air service. Capt. Charles H. Simpson, president of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Asso- ciation, confirmed Friday that its members would join the walkout, reiterating that the ac- tion was not aimed at any one government or airline. CP Air said the strike is illegal in Can- ada. In Edmonton, Ward air Can- ada Ltd., primarily a charter service, announced that its 35 pilots are not members of CALPA and will not participate in the strike. AFFECT A spokesman for the Interna- tional Air Transport Association in Montreal estimated the threatened strike could affect well over one million persons around the world, exclusively of travel within the Soviet Union or China, who normally would travel during the 24-hour strike period. He said about per- sons would be similarly atfecled on North Atlantic air routes alone. Mr. Sharp told reporters In Otlawa he can understand the strike mode and he hoped It will "wake up the world" to the dan- gers of air piracy. Earlier, he told the Commons Canada will ratify The Hague convention which calls for pros- ecution or extradition of aerial hijackers. Mr. Watson said In Vancouver that PWA will shut down for 24 hours beginning at 11 p.m. Sun- day. "We trust that in this way we may contribute our part to a vital and common desire to pro- mole effective international air piracy and bomb threat legisla- tion for the protection of all pas- sengers and air crew every- where." If ALTS BIG ONES The strike will halt flights Monday by Canada's two na- tional ah- Canada and CP both said Fri- day they are trying to keep in- convenience of booked passen- gers to a minimum. Air Canada said it is laying on extra flight capacity immedi- ately before and after the strike period and would try to help ar- range some alternate transpor- tation. CP Air said passengers stranded in mid-journey will have their hotel rooms and meals paid for. Air Canada said it hopes the notice given Friday "is sufficient." At Ottawa meanwhile if air- line pilots go on strike Mon- day, the Canada post office will attempt to move mail as far as possible by surface transport, a spokesman said Friday. "If the mail cannot be ad- vanced by surface transporta- tion, it will be held until the first available he add- ed. H. ASPER OTTAWA (CP) RCMP Commissioner W. L. Higgitt said Saturday the morale in his force of more than men is the highest in the world. "Morale is high. The turnover rale is the lowest in the he said in an interview. "People in large organizations are amazed at the rate." The commissioner was re- sponding to an article by a for- mer RCMP corporal who said, among other things, that alco- hob'sm and suicide have become serious problems in the force due to low morale. The article by Jack Ramsay In the July issue of Maclean's magazine also said RCMP offi- cers prejudice themselves in court, persecute Indians to build up arrest statistics and falsify reports. Ramsay said he had 14 years service in the RCMP when he retired in 1971 over an incident involving an Indian constable disgruntled former employee" accused of getting a young that hardlv justify the dignity of white girl pregnant. He said the constable was dis- Commissioner Higgitt said, while he had not yet had a chance to read the article, it sounded like "the words of a that hardly justify the dignity a reply. GENERALLY NOT TRUE Commissioner Higgitt's basic response to what he had been told of the article was that while there could be some bad apples in such a large organiza- tion, the charges in general are simply not true. He said it is possible that some of what Ramsey said is true and that if there is any le- gitimate criticism of the force "I'm man who wants to hear it." He did respond to some of lha specific charges in tha article that were read fa him. charged and the whole thing hushed up because people might think the force was prejudiced. He said the force is not con- cerned with morals, justice, truth, the public or its men. It was "concerned only with in- creasing its power by polishing its image." CALLS SOME INEPT Some of the officers of the force were so inept they could maintain discipline only by fear and mistreating lower ranks, who In turn often persecute tha public. "I watched fellow members lying, falsifying records and ig- noring suspects' rights until 1 came to dislike putting on the famous scarlet tunic because it made me feel like a he said. He said, despite official deni- als from an RCMP officer on television within the last year, the force does put undercover men on university campuses. Commissioner Higgitt said It Is not true to say that alcohol- ism and suicide have become serious problems. But he added that one case of alcoholism is a serious problem. ID such a case a policeman gets headlines where a businessman Is Ignored, ha said. Remove bullet from Wallace SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) The bullet in Alabama Gov. George C. W a 11 a c e 's spinal canal will be removed in an op- eration at Holy Cross Hospital here Sunday, the governor's press secretary, Billy Joe Camp, announced Friday. Stanlleld guesses Oct. 17 elecHon SHERBROOKE, Que. (CP) Opposition Leader Robert Stan- field told reporters here Friday he predicts tha next federal el- ection will take place Oct. 17. Mr. Stanfield was on a tour ol the Eastern Townships area 75 miles east of Montreal.