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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast high Saturday near The Icthbruuie Herald it LXIV 71 MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Drugs 5 Not all drug use can be tabbed abuse That drugs are abused there can be no doubt not all drug that of marijuana can be considered Some people use drugs as a social tool In this alcohol and marijuana are And sub stantial amounts of research indicate that marijuana and hashish arc significantly less both physi cally and socially when used in moderate than is This does not in any way suggest they are com pletely harmless or safe alcohol really has few re deeming qualities other than its social and legal ac Robertson writing in the February 1968 Canadian Medical Association says Marijuana is considered by most experts to be a mild hallucinogen which does not produce physical de pendence or significant abstinence symptoms with drawal pains during nor lias tolerance mean ing a requirement for more and more of the drug been Reactions uncommon Unwin adds Adverse reactions to marijuana are apparently uncommon and the incidence of delinquency seems to be low for the marijuana and psychedelic Some people use the same drugs more al though often in entirely uncontrolled to as sist themselves to view the world from a sufficiently different point of view so that they may better under stand In this way they concentrate their ability to medi and again substantial evidence exists to show that hashish and LSD increase the ability to and to and thus to reason out new free from Some researchers suggest that creativity is also Reaction timing is not so such activities as walking and talking are not vision is usually upset depth per ception and peripheral vision undergo radical change and judge lengths of time is impaired The sarne drugs have bccn found useful in treat ment of alcoholics and heroin since they give the same mental escape to the user while he undergoes a relatively painless without introducing a new Sidney in a 1963 review of Ciba Symposium writings covering 15 years of drug research said there is strong evidence that psychedelic drugs can assist in treatment of psychosomatic neuro borderline character problems and Pure form The real cause of all the public concern over non medical use of drugs is that they are also used as a pure form of escape from Alcohol addicts and heroin addicts are wellunderstood social problems potheads and acidheads are less understood but equally difficult problems for society at Many times tins form of drug eruse is a passing phase in a young persons and one he can drop when he is ready to drop since he does not become a jail sentence for drug use will only result in sufficient social stigma that jobs are suddenly entirely impossible to drag escape becomes a way of In these prison does much harm and little or no And the crunch increasing numbers of young and are turning on with drugs in such ex treme dosages that they can do themselves physical harnr due to increasing lack of appetite and a general couldntcareless Its escape in ils truest sense and the root of the problem is in the society theyre trying to escape often for very good But that explanation doesnt lessen the Number small The number of drug users in this category is fortunately and it has nothing to do with legality or illegality of drugs the same people would turn on with alcohol or find some other way to drop out if marijuana suddenly ceased lo Yet it is because of this and not the that people have be come so uptight about None of the foregoing should be taken necessarily to suggest that marijuana should be legalized simply because alcohol is but it should point out that Ihe real abuscrs of drags will use them in equal quantities whether or not they are legally And consider the following A large number of UK people who use drugs are businessmen and but the majority of the rest are young and in low salary Sufficient marijuana for a three to fivehour high costs less than cents per person and as little as 25 cents with good For a happy social the cost is even Compare those figures with the high cost of amounts of alcohol showing the same and one of lie drugs nrajor attractions becomes And marijuana doesnt leave a It is also from this iclatively small group that studies produce such frightening sideeffects as birth it is not specifically due to mari Continued overuse of drugs tends to deaden hunger feelings and produce often resulting in severe An unborn foetus in the moth ers suffcimg from varying degrees of mal nutrition as the mother will often be born retaid ed or and similar birth problems are found ui slums and Sorry girls your pet pulled fast JUST MARRIED Prime Minister Trudeau gazes at his the former Margaret of West at their wedding reception Thursday night at a West Vancouver country rub The two were married in a quiet and secretive ceremony in g North ancouver with only the closest family as Photographer Fred Schiffer of Vancouver caught the two in a private moment during the Crippled Montreal stirs after 20ineh snowfall MONTREAL CP Mont real was slowly digging itself out today from under some 20 inches of snow hi the wake of a paralysing record 24hour snow fall Uiat swept through the prov ince and crippled the businesses and schools were closed for the second straight were to open Saturday between 9 and Montreal International Air port officials said they were to start functioning again at about Provncial transport buses were to be off the roads until they had been City buses were but in some cases taking two to three times as long to make their rounds and some not even managing to make it over Almost the only activity going on normally was snow as crews battled heapedup ISLAND CUT OFF The storm cut off Montreal Island from southshore and northern isolated some rural and caused power Quebec City had 16 inches of bringing the winters total to 138 Montreals fall of nearly 20 inches surpassed an record set in 1954 at the airport and an record set in 1883 at the downtown McGill ob It also brought the season total to about 140 sur passing the previous postwar season record of inches hi The storm barrelled up from the New England and hammered at eastern Ontario and the Maritime provinces as well as Many Montrealers termed the Pakistan split Muted DACCA Router Troops guarded strategic points here today and army reinforcements were rushed in a constitu tional crisis gripping Pakistan threatened a lotal split between its east and west This capital city of East Paki stan was cut off from the out side world by normal means of communications and there were hints that a historic state ment promised Sunday by local leader Sheikh Mujibur Excuse your Theres a fellow outside with something called Rehman could be a declaration of C130 transport aircraft and ships ferried in the troop rein forcements from West Pakistan to Dacca where Sheikh Mujibur claims at least 300 persons have died in clashes this Barricades blocked major including those In the and most areas were strewn with bricks and other de They were reminders of the angry demonstrations sparked by President Yahya Khans de cision Monday to postpone in definitely Pakistans constituent assembly which was Lo have begun here because West Pakistan political leaders had refused to travel to COMMUNICATIONS CUT All telephone and telegraph links from Dacca were cut Thursday and radio links dis rupted following a call by Sheikh Mujibur for East Paki stan not to cooperate with gov eminent Police have vanished from the over the last couple of days and the only signs of order DOW are ceaca patrols formed Seen and heard About town A T H L E T 1 CTYPE IliMrgard Mars chasing two gophers across the prai ries on her way to the uni versity Fire Inspector Doug Koniffj complaining that the clean water used by the firefichters sure up his job Russ Ijeskiw offering tidbit to the cham ber council meeting for what it was woilh1 and man ager ttilf Rowns getting seiged by requests for NORTH Prime Minister Pierre Elliott a pri vate man with a flair for the is honeymooning today with his 22year old bride after a wedding that caught an entire country by Canadas 51yearold one of North Ameri cas most eligible took as his bride Thurs day Margaret a almondeyed and a university gradu ate in political science and ALL IN THE PARTY its all in the The brides father is 62year old James a privy councillor and former Liberal fisheries minister with a record of 17 years as a Liberal mem ber of Parliament interrupted by five years of air foice serv ice in the Second World The marriage of the million aire swingerthinker and the au burnhaired beauty took place Thursday evening in Ste phens Roman Catholic a modest onestorey establish ment with an austerely modern Only immediate family at there was no an nouncement until the ceremony was The met three years ago while both were vacationing in have a honeymoon in the dramati cally beautiful ski country in the Garibaldi Park area north of Vancouver and will head for Ottawa next week to set up housekeeping at the prime min isters official residence on Sus sex Here is the sequence that led up to and followed the thunder bolt announcement that Pierre Elliott the kissing campaigner and dater of entei tainer 3arbra among many had settled into the marriage fold Earlier Tru deau was reported to be in the Vancouver area on a skiing holi by all but the most intimate insiders to be just another of the prime ministers attempts to gain a little hard won privacy and get away briefly from his recent impish interjections in parliamentary Trudeau arrived in the afternoon aboard a transport department jet plane which was late it was because of storm conditions in the Announcement phoned Nothing more was heard until Trudeau aide Gordon Gibson called The Canadian Press with liis bombshell announcement in the form of a statement on behalf of James Sinclair and The statement said Pierre Elliott Trudeau mar ried Margaret Sinclair this evening at Stephens North in a quiet cer emony attended only by mem bers of the two Tnideau was best man for his brother and Rosalind Sinclair bridesmaid for her After a wedding and Trudeau leave for a short honeymoon before return ing to Ottawa next From the church the Trudeaus went to a wedding dinner at the Capiiano Golf and Country Club in North Vancou ver where a dinner was served for an exclusive sitting of Smoked salmon capilano was on the weddingdinner menu along with turtle roast filet of asparagus with lemon and pears Mountie drives storm the worst in living mem The storm also caused post ponement of the trial of Paul charged with the noncap ital murder of former labor minister Pierre The trial was to resume In other developments National Hockey League game between Montreal Cana diens and Vancouver Canucks was cancelled Thursday night at tile citys Canadian Forces base at suburban Hubert was snowed in and the duty officer had to refuse all requests for help because of the lack of per Quebec the ninth round of the Canadian curling scheduled for Thursday was postponed to Sleighs and snowmo biles were used to get Saskat chewan curlers four miles from their hotel to the The social niceties the couple went back to the Sinclair home hi a welltodo neighbor hood in West Vancouver and then left by automobile with a plainclothes RCMP officer at the Their reported destination was a private lodge in the Whis tler Mountain The new Trudeau is one of five others being 19 24 and Heather Tom Doreen a sister of was asked how long the couple had been en In days gone speculation linked Trudeau romanti cally with a dozen or more women after he was seen out with them once or more A footnote to the end of the bachelor days of Pierre Elliott Trudeau In Los Miss Streisand was not available for And B Premier Bennett got in a note of booster ism on behalf of the Great things are happening in and this is one of he by Awami League members to step looting and Sneikh Mujibur called the dem onstrations and strikes after the assembly He and his allpowerful Aw ami League which won most of East Pakistans seats in the December election arc still standing by their demands for East Pakistani auton Since last she Sne said Margaret was an An glican but recently became a Roman Her father is a member of the Presbyterian church Fatherofthebride James Sin Scottishborn building company executive now out of said ah1 the secrecy was He after the wed ding One thing they wanted was a wedding with nobody and we got it we got it A swinging at least one with that It began even before Trudeau was sworn in as prime minister on April PRIME MINISTER HE XTII Another bachelor Hot neivs n LONDON CP One bach elor prime minister congratu lated another today on his marriage and news of the wedding of Prime Minister Trudeau made headlines ui British Bachelor Prime Minister Edward Heath sent a letter to congratulating him on his surprise marriage Thursday night in North Van couver to 22yearold Mar garet daughter of a former Canadian cabinet min An aide said Heaths letter to the former bachelor was w a r in 1 y congratulatory in tone HushHush Trudeau Weds 22 is The Evening News headline over a picture of the prime minister and Vancou verhorn Miss Sinclair at a 1969 ball in Bachelor Premier M a r ries is the top story in the rival Evening Both papers say the carold Trurleati was one of the worlds most eligible bache lors until his marriage in a North Vancouver Roman Catholic Tnideau his been hot news for British gossip columnists since his here for the 1069 Commonwealth confer when he captured the hmehpht with his colorful Mjle of and so cial whirl of nightclubs and pretty PREMIER STROM unflappable flaps Strom EDMONTON CP Pre mier Ham Strom of Al who has a reputation for being flapped a bit Thursday night whan he learned about the marriage of Prime Minister I am not staggered very often but you fellows have staggered me was his reaction when a reporter sent him a note during the legislature I can read what you say but is it Tru dean He then wished the Tru deaus ITS GREAT I think its great that Can ada has a first said bachelor Premier Richard Hatficld of New Brunswick at The 39yearold premier de clined comment on whether he intended to follow Premier Alex Campbells reaction to the marriage waj G r e a just th Prince Edward Island premiei said in MY GOD VANCOUVER CP The only woman member of the House of Commons said Thursday night she thought Ihe institution of marriage was under threat until she heard of lie marriage of Prime Minister My I didnt think he was the marrying said Grace New Demo cratic Party member of Par liament for VancouverKings when told the SHARP SURPRISED OTTAWA CP Exter nal Affairs Minister Mitch ell Sharp said today he is as surprised as the rest of the Canadian population about mairiage in Van couver Thursday of Prime Minister I of abso lutely he adding that he had met the bride previously at the prime ministers She is a rieliglitful young and I wish them all happiness STAXFIELD DID IT HALIFAX CP Prirre Minister Trudeau is not the only political leader who pre fers to pet married in Opposition Lender Robert was even more se cretive when he married ManHall hero in So in that not even a picture of the bride and was available until a press auffht them at Boston on their way to a Bermuda Mr then 43 and premier cf Vjva Scotia mar ried the of Hall of the Su preme at 111 Irmie at 330 pm One hour ami in minutes later thcv weir en a not waiting for the ;