Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Albertans practise TM Tutiday, June 19, 1973 THE 1ETHMIDCE HERALD 19 Transcendental meditation spreading By KATHERINE KENNEDY EDMONTON (CP) The brown stucco duplex hardly fits its imposing Plan Centre i But then the six conservatively-dressed people inside hardly fit the far-out stereotype of transcendental meditators. A doctor, an agriculture de- partment clerk, a violinist and a housewife were among those who had come to learn the meditation technique now practised by an estimated 000 people in Alberta, in Canada and in the United States Transcendental meditation (TM) was introduced to North America in 1960 by an Indian moik, Mehanshi Mdiesh Yogi. But it did not gain widespread popularity until 1970, when scientists began to document its physiological effects. Since then, interest in TM has grown among teachers, social workers and govern- ment officials. An experimental study con- ducted in four schools of the North York Board of Educa- tion by Howard Shector, a doctoral candidate at T> r to's York University, re- vealed that meditating stu- dents experienced improved relationships and often better grades. PRAISED BY TEACHERS The Alberta Teachers' Asso- ciation magazine for May- June 1972 said a school of me- ditators, where "individuals are more able to cope with their problems, quicker to A HONDA 7t Zip over to see your friends, down to the store, or head out into the clean country air! Here's Honda's CT70, great first bike for any member of the family. So easy to handle, even if you've never been on a motorcycle before! Smoke-free en- gine like the bikes. Automatic clutch. Loaded with safety features. Trouble-free, economical and safe for any rider. While you're at your Honda dealer, see Honda's new ST90 or SL70. At your dealer now. 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There is also some indication that is useful in reducing the use of mood-al- tering drugs Executive members of the Alberta cabinet agreed to meet June 20 with representa- tives of Maharishi Inter- national Academy to discuss possibilities for implementa- tion of TM and its theoretical aspect, the Science of Creat- ive Intelligence in pro- vincial institutions DESCRIBES TECHNIQUE Dennis Michaelchuk, a teacher at one of Edmonton's two W Id Plan Centres, stud- ied with the Maharishi in Eu- rope TM, said Mr Michaelchuk, is a "purely mechanical tech- nique during which physical stress in the nervous system is naturally released, bringing rest even deeper than sleep The meditator silently re- peats a mantra, or mean- ingless sound, that has been given to him personally by his teacher This repetition for 20 minutes twice daily "takes the mind to finer and more abstract levels of thought The February, 1972, issue of Scientific American docu- mented physiological changes during TM including a 16 per cent drop in oxygen con- sumption, slower heartbeat, an increase in skin resistance (a measure of relaxation) and a decrease in arterial lactate, a chemical correlated with anxiety. Research conducted by Dr. Hubert Dhanaraj, an exercise physiologist at the University of Alberta, showed that dur- ing TM the body functioned "below its base metabolic level, using less oxygen than during indicating deep rest to the system. DRUG USE DROPS Studies by California's Stan- ford Research Institute and the Harvard Medical Institute indicated a decrease of up to 98 per cent in the use of both prescription and non-pre- scription drugs by meditators. Similar decreases were con- firmed by studies performed by three researchers in Rich- mond, B.C., funded by an Op- portunities for Youth grant. The LeDain Commission on the Non-Medical Use of Drugs recommended that TM be studied in drug abuse pro- grams. Gordon Bell, director of the Donwood Foundation in To- ronto which treats alcoholics and drug addicts, said at a symposium in Kingston, Ont, last year that TM could be "a powerful weapon for curbing drug and alcohol abuse in our society World Plan Centre facilities and teachers are supported entirely by tuition received for courses. The fee for seven-step TM instruction, in- cluding follow-up lectures, discussions and personal con- sultation is for adults, for students There are 22 centres in Can- ada including two in Edmon- ton and two in Calgary The Edmonton branch, said Mr Michaelchuk, instructs about 50 people a month in TM "Our dropout rate is vir- tually ml" Mail rate increase to be sought WASHINGTON (AP) Post- master-General Elmer T. Klas- sen of the United States expects to seek approval for a two-cent increase in regular-mail rates to go into effect in January to meet rising labor costs. Klassen said in an interview in the current issue of U.S. News and World Report that 85 per cent of the United Statta postal services costs are wage- related because of substantial wage increases in the last few years. Raising the price of a first- class stamp to 10 from eight cents would bring in an addi- tional "billion dollars, a year, Klassen said. That is "a great deal of money. But so is the cost of union proposals. The postmaster-general also said that the use of the air mail cents declining and "I don't know whether we will keep air mail or not Safe boating week date set OTTAWA (CP) National safe Boating Week, sponsored by the Canada Safety Council and the transoort department, ivill be held July 1-7 this year, it was announced today There were 302 deaths attrib- uted to boating accidents in 1972, with capsizing causing most of the deaths. More than 80 per cent of vic- ;ims drowned in boating acci- dents were not wearing lifejack- ets The council urged that chil- dren and non-swimmers wear nejackets at all times when in >oats or near the water. Keep watch on IRA Ireland to strengthen army Cy By COLIN FROST DUBLIN (AP) Ireland is planning to beef up its tiny army to meet the threat of vio- lence spilling over from the troubled North Two regular battalions will be recruited for duties along the republic s 260-mile bolder with Northern Ireland Their task will be to ease the lot of soldiers now on duty up to 100 hours a week keeping watch for gunmen of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Tne new battalions will total men Current army strength is which is below authorized strength Is on wheels HOLIDAY SPECIAL CHINOOK 66 AND SUPERSONIC 66 have purchased, in bulk SUMMER TIR now at special savings to you! FIRESTONE 50 SERIES ALL SIZES ft A 00 EACH ILL POLYESTER R '500' G78xl5 A4.00 EACH I OTHER SIZES ALSO AVAILABLE PRE HOLIDAY TUNE-UP SPECIALS INCLUDES PLUGS, POINTS, SET TIMING, CONDENSER, CARS. ADJUSTMENT AND LABOUR 8 CYL. 28 00 6 CYL. Jncludes Inspection of: U JOINTS TIE ROD ENDS MUFFLERS BALL JOINTS SHOCKS FAN BELT CHINOOK 66 SERVICE 1205 Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 328-0288 WHEEL BALANCING BATTERY SUPERSONIC 66 CAR WASH T819 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-6866 Offer expires Saturday, June 23 An army spokesman said the hope is to recruit most of the new stiength from the border legions. Local knowledge is im- portant m countering a guer- rilla force British officials privately wel corned announcement of the new baltaliors as a sign that the republic's national coalition government means business against the IRA ONLY ONE ARMY Liam Cosgrave, the coalition prime minister, sums up his anti-IRA policy in these words "One army, one police force." Whi'e in opposition, Cosgisve was instrumental in exnosmg pro-IRA factions in the former government of Jack Lynch Lynch takes the same stand as a united Ire- land can be won peaceably, and that the IRA is an obstacle rather tban a Vip-ln to thai With the aim of winning the confidence of pro-Biitish North- ern Ireland Piutestants, C grave's foieign minister, Garret Fitzgerald, is keeping up old contacts with northern politi- cians. But the government's main diplomatic thrust can onlv come when the new Northern Ireland assembly is established after June 28 elections This assem- bly is to supplant the Protes- t a n t-dominated Parliament which Britain dissohed last year Meanwhile, Cosgrave's coali- tion continues to operate the strengthened anti-IRA legisla- tion which Lynch mboduced amid a spate of bombings last December Patrick Rooney, Cosgrave's justice minister, himself de- nounced the act as a breach of human rights. It allows con- viction on the testimony of a senior police officer that ha be- lieves an accused man to be a member of the IRA Scores of suspects have been jailed in this way, usually for six months Two killed ELKWATER (CP) The RCMP today released the names of two persons kil'ed in a collision Satuidav mghl near this town, about 50 miles southeast of Medicine Hat. Edward Nesjan, 43, and Net- fa s Lane, 63, both of Elkwater, were trapped m a car which burst into flames Danny Nile Gass, 17, was in- jured in the accident and is in hospital. SUPER SAM GROCERY NOW OPEN (FORMERLY KROL'S GROCERY) 732 23rd Street No Ih and 1016 9th Avenue S. For Northerners, however, a truer test cf Cosgrave's in- tentions will come in a series of extradition suits now pending in the appeal court One concerns Mrs. Roisin McLoughlin, wanted in Belfast for questioning in the killing of three off-duty snldiers who were lured to a drinking party and machine-gunned. Another is for extradition of Rev Bartholomew Burns, a Ro- man Catholic priest wanted in Glasgow for questioning about explosives The Dublin government in- sists it has no influence over the judiciary, which is as inde- pendent here as in Britain. Whatever the outcome of the appeals, the result may be un- comfortahle. The IRA threatens to start bombing in the republic if ex- tradit'on is grained. 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