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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE LETHBP.ibGE HERALD Wednesday, March 1, ters losing By CIUKUIS TOI.KV Observer Server LOS ANGELES As n icvol- ulkmarv force cupnlile of help- ing black pccplc the Uliii-k I'nr-- Ihcis of America to lest most of tlioir craliliililv among own Tiie latest in a long line of j Panther trials, which has iMiil- c 1 in I-os with the quitlal of 12 young at- eilsetl of to murder jlice officers, has uuclci-Iincd in the darkest terras the intonial quarrels which have divided the movement. The (rial of the IMS Anpele-i as th2V were until a stili unsolved murcicr re- duced Mica- number hy was the oddest of all Ihe many courtvoom confrontalions in recent years have pihhi i t raciieal nioveiuent against tb Kstablislnncnt. of its weapons in a ccrsphacy lo kill i month v.eie: policemen, officers armed with revelation tint one of Ih; riot guns and dressed in blacl; ton Lin Annies I'iiithers was I pyjama suits raided the Pan- (her headquarters In downtown In (r.el a police asronl. A e.iiirtrooin brawl SLUi'kC'ti nnitcli lasted rival of I lie I'mther f'Jr Piiriv wliich was broken un bv a mrmis while the v Police bm-si ,n li.e of ttic CIUK-. wins fcot- kiokul on. The imirckT of defen- found sUiffed into a .slccpinR had been stripped to the waist. bombs v.ci'O hnrk'd and as grcnadi'S flunf! back in re- vaders at bay with sliuis upper floors. Finally, they k riddled luillels. and the white flag of .snnond.r Uu her broken and lied bearing the itfn, hr.ck. "Feed Hungry Clnldrcn The (rial from a ljun UrosHlf-jl. b-ttlf uolii'c i'nti rr.n- In the trial thai followed, the Ihcrs in December 1959. II was i prosecution attempted to fhoiv th- t muit-ims I'-ini 1 1 'On b 'MI 11 Irameii II' i Hh 1 mild mi C'liming thai dc'encc iculic.l In t Hi- (i L 1 Ihe Panthers were stockpiling only in self de.'cnce. Tnsn lh i man bad been in charpe of His '.'iinllKTs1 "oViKirate pi op- erations to rtprl any pitlice raid" turned Hate's evidence. It soon emerged that he was an urderiiovi-r ixii-co hy name Smith. Kirilh'.s toilimuny was the ba- sis for the charges of conspir- acy to murder policemen. Bui bi'yor.d this, he wr.s liaison man bciwesn Los Angeles and the Panthers' national hend'ltlartcrs in ir.mw blacks Relieve lie is responsible al least in part, for selling the party against ilseif. 'i'i'e jury's rejection of the ir.dicale ttial have given little credence to his evidence. Ilie defendants argued that a task force had been foitiicd under (he aegis of At- 'o lu d 'i-i tl loan M Icne'l in lu destroy or disrupt in any way possible Hie, Panther movement. If that was indeed the adiniiiislratbn's purpose, they appear to have succeed- ed, al leasl partially. The Los Panthers are confused and divided: they will not meet with' or co operate with other movement groups around them- i and they have Ireen either i abandoned or purged by the Oakland leadership. Only four of 12 .still recognized I BS Panthers on the day of the verdict. SUTS A1U RECORDS MOSCOW (Heuter) Hus- sin's largest tut'ho-prcp aircraft' the. AX-22. piloted hy a woman, lias established 10 world cargo- e.TTi'ii'g records, Tass news Trss said the plane was captained by Marina Ponovirh, v.ne cf cosmonaut i PaVcl Popovich. ''ISLAND" OF Oil ARRIVES Universs Jcpan; largest ship ever lo cross tlie Allan- tic, sieams triumpha niiy up Nova Scolia's Sfrotl cf Canso, one of the world's finest nat- ural harbours. The? deadweight ton lanker, which is 170 feet longer and 70 feel than rhe Queen Elizabeth, delivered 2.35 million barrels cf crude oil from Ihe Gulf or Arabia to Gulf Oil Canada's Point Tupper refinery. The lanker, which carried enouah crude oil lo supply lo-Ml Canadian c onsumplicn of pelroleum for about two was unloaded In 40 hours at pumping rales of about barrels per hour. By IAIN MacLEOD LOVDON 'CP1 "Susan couldn't survive Taose few lir.es were wrii- len by Frank, an ex-morphine addict v.'bo today works Curt, the National Addiction nnci Institute. Trc poem is ;i sad reiv.inder -thai seme of his efforts were in v.i'.s a heroin addict and by the time she turned to Cure for help, it WLIS too I ale. "li Cure couldirr help her, llien nothing could." Frank srJd. "But Susan was in Lhe last stages of adclicUon when s'no conic to Cure is a charity organiza- Cure progressed Sal- vation Army huts and church halls lo its present M-rcom rehabilit at ion centre on I ho King's Road in fashionable Chelsea. PLANS EXPANSION This is tlis lai-tiesi rims Ircntment rUnic in Britain and plans r.re lo the lo scvc-ivsl ether prc-misps in Xot .surprisingly, Cure die? atkiicts the handful of similar drug trcai- ruenl orgarsizatLOns liie c o u n t r y, in chid ing govevn- meni relir.bihtation centres. Sjicc vhcn Cure re.eistcrod as a charity orgaui- I zation. more than 1.003 pa- devoted to the treatment j ticnis have veiled Dr. Chap- ail drug addicU. Ii has gathered such momentum in London d urin g t lie 1.1 st f i v e. years that the founder. Dr. Peter Chappie, says he thinks "it's the first, place an addict in trouble would turn lo." From small beginnings in ]966 in Chappie's tiny surgery, pic. "In recent years.'1 lie said in an "Cure has been able io record a cent success rate with harfi- drug adtiicts. No one working iis this field has been able to better Last year 215 addicts and are JAMES iistic's Canada March 14 alcohol ics we re (reat ed; off dntgs 1 25 ie- i leased on liannless flmg sub- sM'utts like methadone. Four L died, including Susan, while i cLhers relapsed or were main- j tainccl en prescribed doses of hcvcin or cocaine-. ''Our philosophy, unlike 1 niost other enures, is not to rliininr.te rinigs entirely. A re- i formed addict can always 1 t a in wli a t lie likes when he i likes on relefisu from Jiie clinic. tt'v to fashion libi in such a way that i ]v? svill fact1 this ttinptaiion i v.i.tl resist achieve this i by giving him a regular pre- j scribed dosage during his re- hnbiliEntion." 1 LOSICS INTEREST Ciiapple. found that the addict quickly lost interest in v.hcn his distracted. Hobbies, recrea- tional pursuils and even edu- cation play large parts in the treatment technique. While the addict is with Cure, he must join one of those activi- ties. "This." says Chappie, ''is thj key to our success." Ex-addict Frank at present is of Cure's research de- partment. Under Chappie's guidance, hi? has fievisC'ci a narcotic withdrawal taclinirm? if successful, can cure n hard ndrlict within days. ''It's the apcnwphine treat- M PSO N S S EARS Keg, 29.98 OTTWA fCPl fur-! be reduced hy only 20 cent, i ther mixlerction is expected this At (ho end of the annual mint." Frank explained. belongs to the year in the degree of seasonal i swing, the actual figure of un- influenced on employment and employed m September, ma. uncmoloyment statistics. was increased by per cent to The harness of winter has al-1 fiivc a representative figure family but contains a sort of mental sickness elf- ir.cnt. After treatment, the ad- wavs been a'main CTIFC o! wide seasonally-adjusted unemploy- i feels totally drained of swings between relatively full employment in the summer months and the mounting roll jobless in the But since tire middle and late 1950s, statistics shov: there has actual figure in will be increased by only 39 per cent. r.RNGTHY TKKMI The factors bv which the ac- been a continuing trend towards lual unemployment camts smoothing out these psaks and adjusted are worked out hollows. Without taking into account seasonal variations, it is impossible to ccmpare th? ac- tual numbers of persons unem- ployed in February with those computer on the basis of the trend over many years. The fig- ures are made public by .Statis- tics Canada at the start of each new year. They are forecast, based on unemployed in say. June or Sep-1 past trends. They have to br corrected when all the results of Statisticians have recorded a year's experience are in, hs- thcsc seasonal swings over; fore a new ret of factors is pro- many years, jected for the following year. COMPITKK.S NOW Critics frequently accuse the Their computers r.ow arc able administration of juggling the j street collections, jumble seles. to produce so-called seasonally- j figurcv; for political purposes. charity walks and individual adjusted figures of the jobless i fn fact, it is a mathematical each month. and statistical operation. The tt is no comfort lo a jobless changes are very slight. S.MAU. C'llAMJK This verir. the acluaf num! any desire to toko heroin, co- caine or morphine again.1' The lechniqnc entails an injection of anomcrphinc every tv.'O for 9fi Mick is Frank's assistant. His job is to visit reformed adi.icls from Cure and talk about problems, lie also checks on relapses. "it's impossible to say whe- ther there's such a thing as a reformed heroin lie said. HAS MONF.y PnOIII.EM Despite its current success among hard-drug takers Cure's problems arc mainly financial. As a charity organization, it it relies entirely on voluntary donations. "We ideally need a t> o n t filO'OOO a year to do our job properly." said Joy Maitland. Cure's administrator. "At the person in June lo be told that (here are in effect fewer unem- ployed than the figures slirr.v. i of unemployed in April will be moment we arc existing on But judging the progress of j divided by a factor of !o much less -CIG.OOO was do- economic growth, the seasonal-1 get a seasonally-adjusted figure, nalcd in 1971." ly-adjusterl figures are neces- j Last April, the factor employed At present the majority of the sary. was 116.IB, a difference of one- strong slaff consists of ex- Ten years ago, Ihe number of hundredth of a point, or 0.008 addicts like Frank and Mick who work at low wages. longer period of, "We owe our existence to _ people actually unemployed in j per cent. February was reduced by 30 per It's over a oner pero o, e owe our cent to get a figure indicative of j time, 10 yesrs or more, that the I people like this." Jov added. the impact of unemployment on trend hecomc-s apparent. !t re- I "Without their detiica'tion and a sf.-isonaliy-sdjuslcd basis. flect.s the fact that industry expert knowledge of the pro- This year, Ihe Kcbruary count slowly adjusts to seasonal fac- j blem, Cure would have died will be released by Sta- tors. 1 out a long time ago." each Craftsman Sabre Saw The handiest liule tool a mon can own. CuK horizontally or vertically even in places loo small to use a hand saw. Base tills up to 45 degrees on either side. Develops h.p. and 3500 r.p.m. Craftsman Drill Drill comes in handy for hundreds of household repair jobs. Designed oil-impregnated bronze sleeve bearing for long life, No lead speed of 1200 r.p.m. Meter develops U h.p. Craftsman Orhilal Sander The perf fool for removing paint, sanding or smoothing wall joints and door jambs, targe pad moves at no load speed of 4200 orbits per minule. 1 5 h.p. rnorcr. Craftsman Scroilcr Sa 84.98 Varioble apeed from 0-3000 r.p.m. lets you cul through almost all kinds of wood and some cufa Fibreboard splitling. Rigid aluminum housing. The blade the making lighf culs and fancy scrolls. Telcsliop 328-6611 QUALITY COSTS IVO MORE AT SIMPSONS-SEARS STORE HOURS: Open Doily 9 a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 323-9231 ;