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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Drugs 6 Fourpronged attack on drugs needed mdts cut South Vietnamese Big 4 jockeying By JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer Walter Houston an American drug re searcher with more than 10 years of background in the wrote of the drug problem in the 1970 issue of Psychology Today magazine of look to physicians for guidance and the only experience of many physicians has been with panicstricken drug users who have freaked The same observation can be made of police ex perience they do not get called upon when there ii no as is the with by far the majority of nonmedical drug use police see only the bad trips and the Clark adds that the result is the family doctors advice becomes the counsel of Thus fear and ignorance are Lawmakers make laws and we have a fairsized witch for all drug In a survey conducted by Clark and Psychology replies from 127 professional researchers showed among other things that the ex posed primarily to drug were signifi cantly less concerned about drug trips than were doctors whose only drug contact was with the small minority of users who require medical Also among the findings the who ex perimented with upwaros of were 59 per cent in favor of publicuse legalization of mari and 45 per cent of doctors favored only nine per cent of researchers and three per cent of doctors said LSD should be Films same trap Socalled drug education films fall into the same trap they dramatically feature the bad trips and make no mention of the vast majority of cases where even the rare unpleasant experience causes no HI after effect The films become onesided and theyre aimed1 at an audience which is too sophisticated to be taken The young people almost all have friends who use They know there are few freakouts and that most of the freakouts are caused by adulterated arent as closely connected with the reality of the and are often taken Their store of misinformation about drugs is in creased by the films and when they are confronted by the drug problem in their own there is an immense credibility gap which results in thenchildren laughing at the parents ignorance and ignoring tiie good advice they could be What seems to be in addition to a lot of rational thought about drugs is a fourpronged attack on the entire medical and psychological Realism needed First The existing situation must be treated realis Common sense shows it is impossible to put the literally millions of drug users in Threats of threat of jail are no longer deterrents because the whole legal system is in great disrepute among the who tend to wear a bust as a badge of Probably a third of the users also buy and sell thus making police control theories The Le Dain Commission preliminary report rec ommended a relaxing by police and by the courts in all cases involving marijuana and may eventual ly recommend that marijuana be And while there may be no value to the argument that marijuana should be legalized simply because alcohol is it seems sensible that the penalties involved in abuse of both drugs should be the same its illegal to be drunk and and to drive while but penalties for these offences are seldom as extreme as are penalties for marijuana Second A program of social education should be implemented in all schools from perhaps the Grade 3 covering all forms of escapism and drug use including heroin and even Truthful focus The focus of the program would have to be truthful and or it would be ignored as just another bunch of adult The whys of drug and alternatives to their use such as more personally useful leisure should be If no one wants drugs to fill in his spare they are not in any way dangerous Tliirtlt Drug crisis centres and crash drug educa tion still truthful and are immed iately and desperately There is always going to be drug particularly until children exposed to intelligent drug education programs become teen agers and There must be places where parents can gain real and vhcre users can obtain both emer gency medical attention and general Heavy drug users could also be helped immeasurably in the centres by olher who would know much better how to help them than do No liarussmciil Theremust abo this fe impor tant be formal undertaking b I police that poople seeking assistance at a rrisui and information centre will not be checked or photographed cm Mcst difficult of research must be undertaken by qualified people to define and analyze the social problems and cucumstanccs which lead people to both social use of all and to abuse of Other social outlets leisure activi ties mut be found that will appeal lo people who mm into n away HIP Ilir problems creating the need for the crutch must be coped SAIGON AP South Viet namese forces with United States bomber and gimshdp sup port fought their way into the Laotian town of Sepone and cut the Ho Chi Minh trail network arijnd a South Vietnamese spokesman Le Thung Hien told reporters at the rear headquar ters in Dong Ha that 200 North Vietnamese died in todays fighting in and around and major war stockpiles were including an ammu nition dump with 300 tons of At 1300 hours 1 an el ement of the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division entered Se Hien On the Vietnam side of the 19 North Vietnamese rockets crashed into the South Vietnamese forward base at Khe Sanh and sources said two South Vietnamese were killed and 10 were The command said it had no reports of American casual Associated Press correspond ent Wolkerstorfer reported from the northern front that the area struck by the rockets is congested by several infantry units and a major communica tion The command disclosed that five more helicoptersand a fighterbomber were shot down and destroyed supporting the Laos and seven air men were listed as The 28 perish in clinic losses brought to 52 the number of helicopters acknowledged by the command as but sources said twice that number have been brought The command does not report as lost helicopters it retrieves from Three fighterbombers also have been disaster ZURICH AP Twenty eight trapped by smoke and grilled died today in a predawn fire in the largest psychiatric clinic la this Swiss An electric radiator which ig nited paper in a waste basket was blamed by police as the ini tial cause of the Most victims died on the first suffocatingin dense The bodies of seven oth ers were recovered from the ground including that of a 43yearold man from another wing who was trying to save Zurich District Prosecutor Theo Mangold told a news con ference the wallin window grilles made escape He said they also kept nurses from entering the bedroom from the outside as smoke barred in side access by the The grilles were to be re moved in the modernization re cently Seen and heard About town TIFE LONG cribbage formerly of Leth getting his first per fect 29 in a game with Carroll of Patricks Church Mau reen Jamicson suggesting new that Pierre Trudean is he might start kiss ing babies like the rest the politicians Heinz Krcter claiming he should qualify for mechanics papers after he fixed the soft drink dispenser at the curling Montreal braces for more snow MONTREAL CP Weath erbattered Montrealers woke up to sunny skies today expect ing to enjov a brief rest before preparing for anolher in a se ries of vicious winter storms that have hit the city this While the public weather off ice here predicted between three and six inches of snow for the blizzard that left Canadas largest city and most of Quebec province paralysed Thursday swept through the Almost 20 Inches of snow fell Thursday bringing the winter cliil to II inches winch sur passes postwar record o tactes set in im Mideast ceasefire future under cloud TRUDEAUS AT WHISTLER Prime Minister Trudeau and his young bride spent ths first day of their honeymoon skiing Friday on Whistler about 90 miles north of Honeymooning bride back on ski run today ALTA CP Pierre and Margaret Trudeau planned to get an early start on the ski slopes making the most of a short honeymoon al Whistler 90 miles north of The newlyweds skied three hours Friday riding an enclosed gondola and an open chairlifl to the top of Whis tlers ski slopes at The area was Canadas bid for the 1976 Winter It was foggy and snowing but Trudeau said it was very good adding that his wife was the bet ter skier of the She not its not They were accompanied by Jack manager for Garibaldi which operates Hie lifts and twos on the moun He said lite prime minister was skiing much better than when he was here a year Trudeau had a season pass and skied most weekends on the The couple stayed at a cabin owned by Margarets and James Sinclair of West FEIGNS INJURY Both seemed in high spirits after coming off the mountain late Friday Tru deau joked with a crowd of re porters and pre tending to limp and grinning when somone asked whether he had hurt his Bank service charges increased TORONTO CP Six Cana chartered banks have an nounced they will increase the service charge for personal chequing accounts to 14 cents a cheque from 11 cents effective April The fee for clearing cheques on business accounts will be in creased to 20 cents a cheque from There will be no change in the 20centsacheque charge on chequable savings ac The banks are Toronto Do minion Canadian Impe rial Bank of Royal Bank of Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of British On arriving at the base of the mountain at noon Trudeau was in good He said his marriage Thursday was his first centennial referring to the centennial this year of entry into Confed Congratulations came to their cabin from around the world Queen Elizabeth sent a tele gram My warmest regards on your I send both of your my best Messages of congratulations also came from GovernorGen eral and Roland Michener and from Denmarks ambassa dor to Arne Bogli An dean of the Ottawa dip lomatic WISHES COUPLE WELL Even crusty newspaper editor Margaret Ma Murray of Lil only 60 miles from wished the couple She has been critical of the prime minis ters politics in the he should have done It 30 years I leave him to God and luck Hes going to have a hard time living up to the re quirements of a 22yearold but I wish him lots of She said m a r r a i g e would make Trudeau A hell of a lot smarter UNITED NATIONS future of the Sliddla East ceasefire was under a cloud of uncertainty today following failure of the Big Four to support Secretary General U Thant in an appeal for its The lack of agreement came Friday at a three hour Big Four ambassadors meeting when the Soviet Union refused to permit any reference in a proposed communique to Thants LINKED TO DEMANDS This refusal apparently was in part linked with the rejection by the United States of demands for a Big Four call for with drawal of Israeli troops from Arab territories captured in the 1967 Middle East Thant had made his appeal in a report to the Security Council which also asked Israel to com mit itself to withdraw her troops from the Sinai The uncertainty over the fu ture of the ceasefire that ex pires Sunday may be lifted on that day by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in a scheduled Few here feel that he will an nounce resumption of a shooting but he may indicate that the ceasefire henceforth will be on a daytoday THANT SEES PROMISE attemptingto provide the indication of progress that Sadat has demanded as part of the price for continuing the said be sees consid erable elements of promise in the efforts of UN negotiator Gunnar But he added that It is a matter of increasing concern tadkS bt ESewhere the return was ap SK Less than an hour after the L of Thants the Big Four ambassadors met to f jy 7 consider for second day the LlllULOreCK issuance of a Middle East state MEETING CRUCIAL The meeting was crucial be cause Sadat had also demanded positive action from the Big Four if he was to extend the In an unusually frank state British source told re porters that there was a wide measure of agreement in the meeting but it was not possible to complete that agree The Soviet Union had blocked any form of appeal from the Big Four and refused to permit a communique that even took note of the secretarygenerals The four agreed to meet next Contacts would be maintained and they would meet earlier if they thought that it might be Strike nears end LONDON AP A masslva returntowork vote across the country today seemed to indi cate a reopening of Britains strikebound postal services Monday after a sevenweek Balloting began Friday in the branches of the Union of Postal Workers on an appeal from union leaders to end the strike and submit the deadlock ed pay dispute to a commission of Final results are not expected to be announced until The Liverpool branch rejected returntowork More than postal workers there voted to call a mass rally Mon day to protest the indecent haste of the unions national executive committee to end the Politician murdered CALCUTTA AP A Cal cutta political leader was stabbed to death bringing to 46 the death toll from viol ence that has accompanied In dias parliamentary elections this Pijush Chandra a can didate from West Bengal state and a member of the Congress party faction opposing Prime Minister Indira was at tacked outside his Calcutta resi dence and died a few hours Ghosh was the third candidate for he states legislative dele gation to be murdered in the last three weeks and the second prominent member of his party to be killed in a Voting now SO per cent com ends next Isabel well known southern Alberta pioneer from died in a Claresholm hospital Saturday at the age of LynchStaunton was born July daughter of Cap tain and Tipper ary She cama to with her par ents in 1871 and received her education in grad uating from the Toronto Gat eral Hospital with her register ed nurses She came to Alberta In 1890 where she married longtime Lundbreck rancher Richard LynchStaunton in They re sided on the Antelope Ranch at Lundbreck until their retire ment in LynchStaunton was pre deceased by her husband in and a daughter Betty in She is survived by one broth Wilson of Shanty and her son now residing on the Antelope at There are four grandchildren and 10 great Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p in Johns Anglican P i n c h e r f Ali aids relief Pakistan Reu ter Muhammad Ali has do nated S3 000 for relief of he cy clonestricken people luing on the Bay of Bengal coast in East the government said outh sliot dead in Irish riot BELFAST AD British troops shot dead a teenager and wounded four other rioters early today during a bailie which swept the Roman Catho lic Falls Road area of this Northern Ireland Security forces reported just before tint had re turned lo Hie and said 511 persons worn arrested during the It followed a major not in the area during the afternoon Fridaj The shooting was1 along Bala clava Street in the district which has become a flashpoint of the political and economic strife that has plagued the coun try for Soldiers were called to the shortly after midnight to pill bombthrowing Snipers of the outlaws Irish Republican Army kept bullets flying from and five soldiers were felled by home made bombs scattering sixinch CONFRONTATION EXISTS Before the latest outbreak the dealh toll in two years of Norlh ern Ireland stnte stood at But what began 35 a Catholic campaign for cMl rights m ths Protestantdominated country now has become a direct con frontation between the British Army and IRA extremists seek ing to unite Ulster by force with the predominantly Catholic Irish Republic to the The afternoon not occurred as British Home Secretary ald Maudling discussed secunty with legislators in the Ulster ;