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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Centre to treat alcoholics, drug abusers to open in Claresholm By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staft Writer A facility in Claresholm, being established to treat alcoholics and dependent drug abusers in Southern Alberta will open July 15, the director of the project has announced Wayne Bazant said in a Herald interview, programs for the project have been mapped out and applications for admissions are being sent to various referral agencies The project, second of its kind in Alberta, is part of a plan by the southern branch of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission to provide a full range of addiction services including a halfway house and detoxification centre in Lethbndge Unlike the Lethbndge community, which has defeated repeated attempts by AADAC at obtaining a halfway house the community in Claresholm asked that the new facility be built there The project, which will initially house 16 people, will involve a three-phase program including live-in treatment at the centre and self-help treatment while the person is living at home Mr Bazant said the first phase of the program will be 12 days of residence at the centre with physical and psychological assessments, family, group and individual counselling, an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous and recreational activities The patients, who will be paying a day for residence treatment, will be expected to provide input on various programs and recreational projects "If there is no input by the client the chance for no interest is greater and you are then looking at a limited amount of success "Response for changes and ideas are as much a responsibility of the patients as the he says Each patient, although admission is voluntary, must agree to stay at the centre for the first 12 days Following the 12-day phase patients will be discharged into their communities for six weeks While in the community they are to implement recovery plans they have learned during the first step, with assistance from referral agencies, which could include the Lethbndge Correctional Institute, Blood Band counselling or department of health If a patient does not have a referral agency, a follow-up counsellor from the centre would be available to help the person, Mr Bazant said Following the community phase, the patient re-enters the centre for five days of treatment involving the relationship between the patient, his addiction and associates, such as family and employer "We have no phase four program but many things from phase two will be included such as follow-up until no relationship is necessary with the centre he said Initial admission to the facility will basically follow four criteria Those considered for admission will include the alcoholic or drug dependent person for whom abstinence seems impossible applicants whose home situation is poor for recovery and applicants who are a great distance from any commission out- patient facilities Mr Bazant mentioned the out-patient facilities because he said it would be Herald expected the applicant would first have had some consultation with counsellors at the facilities "The centre will not provide emergency treatment for alcoholics nor will it be a place to treat physical or psychiatric complications 'And I would like to stress it will not be a place for a person to drop-out of living experience he said He added there will be no fixed ratio between men and women in the centre except that there should be at least two women as there will be two people per bedroom The facility, which will provide similar treatment to that given patients as Kenwood near Edmonton will employ about 13 full-time staff members The area it is designed to serve stretches from Red Deer to the United States border Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbndge, Alberta, Saturday, June PAGES 19-36 Cards ton honors NWMP By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer CARDSTON Area residents Friday night gave a salute to the men in scarlet and. in the words of Chamber of Commerce president Den- nis Burt "served the cause of freedom About 500 people from Cardston and area heard the granddaughter of Col J F Macleod give an emotional tribute to the men her grand- father led into Southern Alberta during the 1874 trek of the North West Mounted Police Speaking to Cardston's testimonial dinner honoring the arrival of the NWMP a century ago, Mary Dover recounted the hardships over- come by her grandfather and his men The former Calgary alderwoman and daughter of rancher Calgary brewer A E Cross said "at a time when 000 soldiers were required to protect Montana just 150 NWMP brought peace and order to Southern Alberta "These are the men that you pay tribute to tonight" she told an applauding audience liberally sprinkled with RCMP brass, out-of-town mayors and out-of-town politicians like Edmonton- Highlands MLA David King. Lethbndge federal PC incum- bent Ken Hurlburt and Lethbndge Liberal candidate Sven Encksen Mrs Dover unveiled a collection of paintings depicting the colorful history of the Mounties Among the artists, whose works were ex- hibited were Kathleen Perry, wife of Edmonton RCMP Cnief Supenntendent Gordon Perrv. and Staff Sgt Paul Cederberg Cardston Lloyd Gregson presented Mrs Dover with one of the pain- tings, to her obvious delight The paintings will be on at the Card Home museum on main street for the two months Author Dee Brown to speak The author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, an interpretation of Amencan history from an Indian point of view, will be in Lethbndge Thursday Dec Brown will speak about his book and Amencan historv at an author's night at the Lethbndge Public Library at 7 30 pm Mr Brown s appearance is sponsored by the hbrarv. the jViapi Friendship Centre in Pinchcr Creek, and 1he Blood and Pcigan Reserves Display A selection of antique swords is on display at 1he Ix-lhbndge Puhr Library Three of the six weapons on displav until .July 18 are from Jhc Qiiecn s Guards of and dale from 1830 flood ruin at Elkford Finance minister signs in Candidate Bud Olson holds guest book at Medicine Hat Airport BILL GROENEN photo Turner rides budget South to help out an old friend By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer MEDICINE HAT Finance Minister John Turner rode his budget into town from Calgary Friday to "help out an old fnend The old fnend. and former cabinet colleague. Bud Olson, who was unhorsed by Conser- vative incumbent Bert Hargrave in 1S72. is being counted on to put a Liberal dent in the Tanes' A'berta ar- mor Mr Olson stayed in the wings for the most part Fn- oav evening while Mr Turner took centre stage At a television press conference and later in a spmrh at the Medicine Hat College the finance minister vigorously defended his million deficit budget which precipitated the July 8 elec- tion and equally vigorously rippc-d into 1he Stanfield price and wage freeze package In conJrast to the heckling his speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce produced. Mr Turner was given a standing ovation by ihe largely partisan Liberal crowd of about 250 people at Medicine Hat College In fact the only sour note of his six hour stopover occurred when a flat-tire on his chartered executive jet delayed his planned 9pm departure for Edmonton At the college, Mr Turner said inflation, which he term- ed the number one economic and social issue in the country, is being primarily caused not by a wage-cost push but by increases in world commodity pnces and world oil pnces "There's general agreement." he said, "that in 1972 and 1973 even- industrial country in the world was in a state of rapid expansion They all started to bid for the same goods at the same time "Right around the world the pnce of wool doubled, cotton doubled, rubber doubled, all the base metals doubled, tea and coffee doubled, cocoa quadrupled gram went from to over a bushel And if that was not enough the oil-producing companies around the Persian Gulf quadrupled the pnce of oil in six months "There's no way these costs would not work their way through every economy in the world and they have JWe have said that until these costs do work their way through the economy things will get worse before they get better." Mr Turner said the Liberal government's answer in the face of strong demand against inadequate supply was to take measures to increase agricultural production and industnal capacity He said the Conservative wage and pnce controls would not work in this situation because controls do not en- courage production to increase supply, domestic pnce controls would not affect imports and wages are not pushing pnces. Uiey're chas- ing pnces In the last six months es- pecially, he said, wages have fallen behind pnces AS a result Mr Stanfield would freeze pnces up here and wages down here "That s whv no working man in tiio country would buv i1 Mr Stanfield s proposals arc absolutely the wrong solu- tion Jor the type of inflation we the finance minister charged "1 believe it would have a disastrous effect 11 would throw this country mio a recession Mr Turner also challenged the Conservative leader's claims to reduce government expenditures and balance the budget .As he had in Calgary, Mr. Turner defended the provision in his budget to tax oil com- panies on the provincial royalties they pay as necessary to prevent further erosion of the federal tax dollar by the provinces He also said an increase in corporate profits reported Thursday by Statistics Canada may be misleadmgly high. Mr Turner said "it must be remembered that in an inflationary period inven- tones are valued more highly than they might be which inflates the revenue picture He was commenting on the Statistics Canada report that corporate profits rose an average of 45 7 per cent in the first quarter of 1974. com- pared with the same penod a year earlier He said corporations had invested billion in new plants equipment and repairs while making total profits of 5 billion In other words, Canadian business invested more money in the economy last year than it realized in profits ELECTION FORUM THURSDAY Farmers in the Lethbndge electoral district will get their chance to probe the can- didates' agricultural policies at a city federal election forum next Thursday Sponsored by Unifarm. the all-candidates" forum will be held in Gym 2 of the Civic Sports Centre. 420 11 St S at 8pm Each candidate or party representative will present a J5 to 20-mmute platform and then a five-minute rebuttal to the other platforms A question period will follow but with only written questions allowed Unifarm expects candidates will emphasize agricultural questions but the forum is not limited to those policies ELKFORD B C Floods have caused about damage in Elkford with most of the harm coming to the Lewis to visit Friday A public breakfast will be held next Friday for the elec- torate to meet David Lewis, national New Democratic Party leader, the anly national leader slated to visit Lethbndge before the July 8 fefleral election The pancake and sausage breakfast in the Marquis Hotel at 9 15 a m will cost a plate or a plate for senior citizens The public has also been in- vited to drop in to hear a short address by the NDP leader at 10 a m if they don't come for breakfast Organizers say coffee will be served after the address, until 10 50 a m and they hope voters will take the chance to meet Mr Lewis Accompanied by his wife, several aides, provincial NDP secretary Howard Leeson and about 25 journalists, the national leader will arrive at the Lethbndge airport at 9 a m aboard his Convair cam- paign aircraft. Daisy I A cavalcade will escort him from the airport to the hotel He will arrive from Saska- toon after spending Thursday in Saskatchewan He will be met in the city by Lethbndge NDP candidate Bessie Annand. Crowfoot NDP candidate Muriel McCreary and Medicine Hat NDP candidate Lauranne Hemmmgway Ms Hemmmgway will travel with Mr. Lewis when his aircraft leaves the city about 11 30 a m They will make a brief stop in Ed- monton before flying to a Grande Praine rally in the Peace River electoral dis- trict Ms Hemmmgway is the daughter of Peace River ]VDP candidate Anne Hemmmgway who will be at the rally The Hemmmgways" are thought to be ihe first mother-daughter combination to contest the same federal election community s water intake ana part of the one road washed out according to the mayor of the village Mayor Karl Maartman said this morning the worst appears to be over but the damage is done He said culverts in Boivm Creek had been plugged by rocks gravel and trees which caused the damage to the village s water intake The water in the creek is running so fast it just carries the debris down the creek, he said He said the plugged culverts also caused about 200 feet of Fording Drive to be washed out There was some damage to houses m the area The mayo said he had talked to provincial and federal government officials in Vic- toria about assistance but had not received any confir- mation Wednesday night, workers erected a bridge of long timers over the creek about one-quarter of a mile below Fording Drive It is near an old wooden bridge that is be- ing used only as a foot bridge The bridge settled very severelv but hasn't been washed out yet. Myor Maartman said He said the community had been warned by the company that put in the culverts there might be trouble with floods 'We re going to have to find some alternative so this doesn t happen again the mayor said Meanwhile, in Sparwood CP Rail workers are struggl- ing against time to fill in about 200 feet of mainline track along the Elk River One worker said the water had washed out the once solid grade under the tracks, leav- ing a 20 foot gap underneath the tracks "You can look through the ties and see the river." the worker said He said crews pushed a road through to the trouble spot on the tracks Rocks and gravel is being trucked in from the Kaiser works Reports from both Elkford and Sparwood are that if the weather doesn't get anv hotter ihc worst is over and only repair work is left If the temperature goes up things could get worse." the worker said RCMP officials in Fernie report no major problems in thai community for the last two Foundation officers named The Lclhbndge Foundation board of direc- tors has a new president and secretan treasurer, it was announced after a board meeting this week Reid Ellison, was elected president and G Clarke was elected secretary-treasurer Two new members of tiie board are Gerald Lilchfield and James Dunston, who replace Mrs V Broder and R F P Bowman Olher members of ttie board are F .1 Morgan former president S A Brodenck Mrs G W MacLeod, former treasurer. RC Hill and Sven Knrksrn The foundation is a local organization form- ed to receive and administer donations in trust for chantable, educational and cultural purposes In 1he past vear ihe foundations roTilnbiilirms went to the Anne Campbell Singers The Ix-thbndge Collegiate Institute Band ihe Symphony Association and the YWCA ;