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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: If T had read the letler 1 am about to write a year ago I would have laughed it but I hope and pray that every person who Ls on pot and considering experimenting with harder drugs for curiosity or kicks will read this and learn something As far back as I can remember I have been aware of mankind's problems and wished I could help alleviate human suffering. I pondered the meaning of truth and sought an- swers to "Who am I? Where am 1 going? Is life worlh the I heard drugs could give added insight and new dimen- sions so I decided to experiment. Grass just laid me back and wasted my time, so f went lo peyote and mcscaline. Next I tried acid, and finally Speed. I took about fen trips before I overdosed and slipped into a cavernous hell. For ten hours 1 tried desperately to hang on to lite. 1 prayed to a God I didn't believe in to keep me sane until the drugs wore off. I went as high and as low as a person can go and slill come hack. I found not truth but fear; not comfort, but agony; not light, but darkness. When the dawn broke I was so grateful lo be alive I swore off drugs for- ever Yes, I was through with drugs, but drugs were not through with me. lrour months later the flashbacks began. Walls be- gan to move, rockets began to go off in my head. Dizzy spells, weird noises, sleepless nights, terrifying images, mania- cal laughter cut deep inlo my skull. My heart wouldn't slop pounding, f was swimming in against these horrible sensations. Before I took drugs I knew I had problems, but at least I knew I was sane. Now my problems were overwhelming me and I wasn't sure of anything. Please don't worry about me. Ann. I'm getting profes- sional help and crawling back, an inch at a time. I'm going lo make it. but it's a slow process. I just hope my letler connects with some cat who is where I was a year ago. If such a person is reading this now, please don't say, "You're a nut. II won't gel me. I can handle it. It's all in your head." What do you have but your head, man? Your head is a masterpiece of electro-chemical engineering. Don't mess it up with drugs like I In The Pacific Northwest DEAR FRIEND: 1 can add nothing except my (hanks for a moving report from someone who's been Ihere. God bless you and write again. And here's anolher shameless plug for my booklet "Straight Dope On Drugs." Send SI lo Ann Landers, Box 3346, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Unclose a long, self-addressed en- velope with 16 cents worth of stamps. No preaching. Just facts. The proceeds of this sale are going lo Synanon in San Francisco. Monday, 6, 197J THI IflHBRIDOl HERALD Car sexual object or status symbol? ARTIST AT WORK Clyde McConnell, Umversily of Calgary arlisl, sels up his photography and water colors in the fine arts-physical education building al the Uni- New York Times Service DETROIT in 1909, an Hal- i talks about machine eroticism, and he has become aware that there are certain people ian named Filippo Tommaso; mostly men who do not ac- Manuetti wrote an essay called The Futurist Manifesto, in which he described machines as artistic objects and gave automobiles sexual connota- tions. Sixty three years later, a University of Delaware histori- an, George Basalla, sees a great deal of significance in Marinel- ti's composition and other cept what he says. "Women are very fascinated by the he said. "Men are very hostile." ''But the male polishing Ihe car, for instance, is an erotic he continued. "Women don't clean ears. Women have many other cleaning jobs, but polishing is a man's job." In (he fifties, he said, some works like if. To Basalla, they automobile design was "pretty show that men and cars were obviously sexual." lovers long before Madison! "But even now." he went on, Avenue came along lo provide: "there is a kind of bloated, bil- candles and champagne. lowly, pregnant look about There has been a weller al j automobiles lhat goes Iwyond comments about the automobile necd of aerodynamics, as sex objecl over the years Kichard n. McLaughlin. gen reaching a crescendo in (he eral sales manager of the Chry- lale I950's, when (he highways Dodge divi- were being taken over by svm-1 S10M- h" u'ouble accepUng Bas- bolic fins and grilles I alla s machJne eroticism theory. "I don'l fully unders land can hlivpr Pponlp hnvmo rare man and car versity of tethbridge. Mr. McConnel display throughout the week. ing to the historian, there is an i i emotional fulfilment, not associ- i work be cn ated much wjth socia, Ervin, phol Historic firsl lor Guinea Woman heads UN security council By KATHLEEN TELTSCH New York Times Service UNITED NATIONS -The kirn of the calendar has made Mrs. Jcpnne Martin Cisse of Guinea I he first woman presi- dent of the security council in the United Nations' 27-year his- tory. The prestigious position Is not an elected one: the presi- dency is rotated monthly among (he council's 15 mem- bers. When Guinea's turn rived, Mrs. Cisse, as chief del- egate, moved into the spacious office of the president and be- gan receiving a stream of dip- lomatic well-wishers. Since no council meeting has been called, Mrs. Cisse has yet to lake her place in the centre of Ihe U-shaped lable and gavel I lillle time for leisure, but when j she finds a few free hours, she likes to see a film or catch up on reading she enjoys nov- els, reads the younger African writers but admits that she pre- fers classic lilerature. Guinea and Is proud of her Malinke heritage her ances- tors were ]3lh century rulers of the great Mali empire which flourished in west Africa. Her lather is a doctor, her molher j a midwife. She comes from north easlern j Accepting her appointment as A u-hiidjjuu lauie aim giivci PI I) v l> I rirst EGSSion to nl- Inrril hsiniiaia! m n Meanwhile she busies herself oj wcai tiannenuicjl wilh lhe consultaUons I thai are the important but less- First Unitud Church UCW anils will meet as follows: Margaret Atkins: 2 p.m. Thursday al Ihe home of Mrs. the homo of Mrs. L. Tail, 1040 i 14 St. S I'liinnnk Unit: p.m. Tues- mpo i visible elements of the presi- "The century is a great R. L. Smith, 1711 8 Ave N. M Annie I. C'liapiicll: 1 p.m. [S, Tuesday, Nov. 14, al Ihe home of Mrs. R. Langworlhy, 4 Ave. N. Jubilee: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, al the home of Mrs. G. Coutts, 1017 1C SI. N7. Clara King: 8 p.m Tuesday al the home of Mrs. R. L. Dim- lop, 646 12 St. S. Emily I.yllc: 2 p.m. Thursday al the home of Mrs. P. Jones, 12 St. A N. Please lake j finislied bazaar ilems. Magowan 2 p.m. Thursday al lhe home of Mrs. L. Roadl-.ouse. 11507 6 Ave. S. Whitmore Johnston: 8 p.m. Thursday al the home of Mrs. A. R. Moline, 2719 7 Avc. N. day, Nov. M. at home of rs Ii. McTavish. 2318 22 Avc 1320 I The Ladies' Orange Benevo- lent Association No. 11G w i 11 epoch for women." Mrs. Cisse is fond uf saying. She also likes to point out lhal in Guinea nomcn have been encouraged tn become involved in govern- ment women occupy almost one-third of the seats in the meet al p.m. Tuesday in naljonal arsembly and sne hcr. Ihc gas company auditorium, 'with hosies'-es as arranged. SI. Mary's ACW will hold a regular monthly mec-Ling at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ihe parish hall. Mrs. May will be hostess. The monthly meeting of the Lethuridge Symphony Women's League will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in (he home of Mrs. Shirley Walkey. 519 13 St. S., with Mrs. George Vazari as co- hosless. The league will hold its annual bake sale al n p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. on the sec- self has been vice president of I the assembly for two years. Forty-six years old and the mother of six. Mrs. Cisse (pro- nounced Sre.s-aye) is an arrest- ing figure in her artfully-draped Guinea dress, or panne, always worn with a matching turban. "A mother figure" was one description volunteered by one observer who had remarked on the Guinea delegate's fervent- ly expressed view that women who have borne children seem chief delegate last June meant wTenching close family lies Her husband is governor of the Mali region of Guinea and only her nine-year-old daughter ac- companied her to New York. don't know whether liiuband liked my appointment, bul he didn't stop me." she: 7 tram kere Gay lib touchy subject HOLLYWOOD (AP) "f am a moderate in the lesbian move- ment." says author Sidney Ab- bott, "t have a lingering point have for of view thai YJFC4 news Scrap drive: Buttons, bows., cancelled for one more week. j beads, needles, thread, scrap materials, scrap wool, spools, paper, egg cartons, popsicle sticks you name it we can use it. Many odds and ends can be converted into hours of fun and a do-il-yoursclf craft The YWCA would welcome any such items that you might our young leen pro- Those ladies wishing U> swim on Tuesday are very welcome to join the Tuesday class al a.m. The babysitting arrangements are the same for this recrea- tional swim. We regret any in- convenience Uiis may have caused. Although we don'l want lo be reminded lhal Christmas "'The buyer knows exactly what he wants and buys much more specifically than 10 or 15 years ago. Look al anybody's beyond transportation. Status LS lhe olher temptress Motorists, he says, share the. that supposedly locked arms sense of control over E com- i sex and escorted America plicated, responsive machine. into lne driver's seal. Basalla has given dozens of; Seymour Marshak, manager of market research for the Ford Molor Company, does not think i thai classic slalus seeking is as potent a force as it used to be. ft has not disappeared, he said, it just has more oplions. "Today we live in a very af- fluent society so the car is just j one of many status symbols." Marshak said. "Since every- body has a car and so many have hvo or three lhe car is longer a mistress. Il's com- Tanzaniiin my army women