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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 Teen-age alcoholism is a growing problem Cadets get ready to fire at the tank in the back- ground as they load a shell into a 105 Howitzer under the supervision of Sgt Fix This display was only one of seven at the 2296 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Annual Inspection'held Wednesday evening at Kenyon Field Armories Other interesting displays included the radio team and the aerial ropeway team On the right Sgt Fix stands at attention while Col FT one of the five inspecting m- inspects Sandy Hrycyk Among the various award win- ners are Cpl Terry Penney who received the Jack Shields Best Senior Cadet Trophy and Cdt CSM D Egger who obtained the Master Cadet the high- est cadet award possible to achieve Wilson students display products Twenty-two students from Wilson Junior High School used some of their class time to join the Lethbndge working force this year and they're ready to display the fruits of their labor The products of more than 30 city manufacturers who employed the Grade 9 Wilson students will display their products at the school Saturday from 9am until 6 p m The project is part of a social studies says teacher Tim Johnston Students got jobs doing various tasks from clerical to cleaning to assembly line work They received first- hand experiences at being part of the working force and Saturday will help display the products of their employers Products include farm recreational furniture and truck vans Saturday's Manufair 74 is open to the public Displays will be in the school gym and outside on a parking lot By CAROL DEEGAN NEW YORK a red-haired teen-ager with enormous emerald- colored recalls the days when she put liquor in a baby bottle so she could sip it during school a 19-year-old Mia started drinking when she was 11 years old She is involved in the Alcoholics Anonymous program A spokesman for the National Clearinghouse for Alcoholic a federal estimates that Americans under 20 years of age are alcoholics or problem drinkers The most recent United States government statistics on drinking were gathered in but they did not break down drinking habits by age groups The Los Angeles County Alcohol Safety Action a private contends that three out of four teen-agers one in 20 has a serious problem and one in 10 will become an alcoholic Alan Herzlm is director of educational programs at a N Y which operates a 52-bed alcoholic treatment centre are more young people who are getting into trouble with he said to the we've treated about 155 people at my last count under the age of 25 In The National Council on Alcoholism found that the youngest alcoholics coming to the group's attention had dropped in age to 12 from 14 Why alcohol9 Herzhn offers this explanation Because that's the socially acceptable drug of our the socially accepted drug of the world Your Business Associates Will Be 1 Staying At The JWotcl Fernie B.C. Color TV DD Telephones See You There' Reserve 423-4438 Diplomas Students appointed received Ricks College of has announced the following Southern Alberta students received diplomas at its spring commencement Receiving diplomas this week were Patricia Boulton of Lethbndge and Beverly Schneider of Raymond Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Ap- pointments of two student representatives to governing boards of the University of Lethbndge and Lethbndge Community College were approved by cabinet Tuesday Hal president of the Community College students' council will commmence a one-year term on the college board July 1 Darryl chief executive officer of the U of L students council joins the university board of governors as a student representative June 1 for a one-year term Both were nominated for the posts by their students' councils Cabinet approval public today became Air cadets Win at sports day Lethbndge air cadets won four of eight categories at the Southern Alberta air cadets sports day in Calgary at the weekend Competitors from Number 11 Lethbndge squadron won the junior and senior volleyball event and the junior drill and senior rifle marksmanship com- petitions MEET THE THRIFTY NEW MAZDA SOS'S Don'L iusl complain about the high ol di iv Uilk to someboch who can do some about it Talk to dealer Let him tell about the econonn minded 808s Choose horn a sedan and a -4 dooi asjon the best heai d m a longtime. the coupe starts at And that s a equipped coupe Just listen to some ot these standaid a miser ol a IdOO cc OHC a silk-smooth 4-speen all synchiomesh piwei hont disc brakes c en tie llo thin and a hamh contiol levei on the steei column And it moie he's something special lor Mipeibh-equipped So il been looking to talk to voui doalci You can't attoid to wait anv FROM Manufacturer s suggested retail price p o e Moncion Montreal Toronto Vancouver not including preparat on cnargcs I cense gas provincial sales tax or local freight where applicable The Herald- Youth Pro Motors Ltd. 1520 2nd Avenue 328-8117 And young people follow the footsteps of their elders Mel assistant director at the bureau for health and physical education for the New York City board of says the use of alcohol has taken on an air of respectability these compared with use of other drugs we fear today with our strong educational program driving kids away from so-called hard is that they seem to if society is so much opposed to using alcohol seems to be acceptable Mom uses it Dad uses it Very respectable And many parents apparently say they would prefer having their kids drinking liquor than getting high on other drugs The National Alcoholics Anonymous and other organizations dealing with alcoholism agree that about 95 million Americans over the age of 15 drink with some regularity Of an estimated nine million are alcoholics or problem drinkers compared with five million 10 years ago Use of alcohol is apparently surpassing the use of other drugs among the American teenagers The second report of the president's national commission on marijuana and drug abuse said junior senior high and college alcohol by the drug of choice Figures extrapolated from student surveys show that by approximately 56-per-cent of the junior high almost three-fourths of the senior high students and 83-per-cent of the college students have used alcohol at least once And in a national survey made by the commission on marijuana and drug six million young people said they drink compared with 3 5 million teen-agers who said they smoked marijuana Experts point out that it is difficult to gauge just how extensively the teen-age drinking problem has grown over recent years And there is the problem of the alcoholic the teen-ager who refuses to admit that he has a drinking problem FBI crime reports contain the following statistics In there were arrests of younsters under 18 for drunkenness or driving while intoxicated In the number was reported Six out of every 10 alcohol-related highway deaths involves a person 16 to 24 years of age Young people are being encouraged to join Alcoholics oldest and largest organization for helping alcoholics There are members worldwide NADINEKOVACS CGIT elects officers Canadian Girls in Training of McKillop Church have elected Nadine Kovacs president for the coming term of office Miss Kovacs has been associated with CGIT for six years and is a student of the Lethbndge Collegiate Institute Serving on the executive of the 110-rnember organization for teenage girls are Judy Ronna Janice and Ann Meyers and Manllee publicity Representing the CGIT at camp council in August will be Dana Martin and Miss Kovacs LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By CAROLYN STERENBERG Winston Churchill For Lethbndge high school seniors there are two weeks of school left I don't want anyone to shed a tear because there are probably bigger and better things ahead The strangest thing about this is we won't realize this until August when our younger brothers and sisters are heading back to school and we are either on our way to a job or waiting for the college or university year to begin Some of the moie unfortunate or fortunate depending on your point of will be heading back to high school to patch up on required courses before venturing out into the business world The final year of school is the most but also the busiest and toughest of all 12 years This year the activities of the grad committee were varied and time-consuming All of it was well worth it The graduation followed by the banquet and dance were enjoyed by the graduates and guests There are only a few days left before final exams start Even though everyone should be studying they're all getting into gab knowing they are soon to be parted for the summer and longer The expectations for the summer are great and we can look forward to the excitement of meeting our old school chums The greatest pleasure about leaving friends is meeting them unexpectedly Good luck to all the seniors and I wish everyone a really good summer EXTRA SPECIAL HOME AND GARDEN GLAD BAGS Pk9 0.5 650 SANDWICH BAGS 100 s omy 590 GLAD WHAP 100 roii ooiy 390 AIM Bags Mini Etc. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount Bldg. Phone 328-4080 ;