Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
M-THK LITHMIDQI H1RALD Wsdnssday. November Drug may have future as anesthetic NEW YbRK Medical volunteers have been taking huge doses of mari- equivalent of cigarettes or in one find out whether the drug has a future as an anesthetic. And one of the surprising discoveries was that none of the volunteers experienced the euphoria or that conies from smoking as little as two or three marijuana cigarettes in the relaxed set- ting a party. It was part of an ex- periment this summer by the University of Philadelphia Hospital to study the on the human body of large doses of the drug. The 12 men aged from 21 to did not smoke the because this would have prevented ac- curate measurements of the dosage. They were injected with a liquid form of the ac- tive part of the called THC As the marijuana took ef- the far from feeling reported a sense of anxiety and some although all re- mained conscious. ATMOSPHERE CLINICAL Most of the who were mainly students and doc- had smoked marijuana at parties. In that setting say smoking makes the music the food and the jokes fun- nier. One of the researchers in the project said the reason the subjects did not have similar pleasant experiences was probably psychological. The experiments wen done in a unsympathetic lab. Nor- mal tensions were heightened. must depend on the so- cial said Or. Robert Johnstone. a ev- erybody's having a good time and joining whereas in the its sombre. Everybody's wired Six THC spread put over an were made into a major vein in the leading directly to the heart. Volunteers then lay on oper- ating tables and wires were connected to various parts of their bodies. For the next three hours their breathing and pulse rates were moni- tored. UNABLE TO TALK They were unable to talk because of measuring devices in their but they nod- ded and shook their heads in response to doctors' ques- tions. they filled out questionnaires giving de- tails of how they felt. They were for about 11 hours. After their three-hour stint on the they stayed at the hospital chatting with researchers about their experience. Doctors seemed delighted with the results. They were a little surprised that such a huge dose did not knock the Rent-a-date at per evening TORONTO If you can't find a rent one. It will cost you an even- ing and must escort agencies will rent you a man or woman willing to do anything as long as it's legal and moral. Lots of would-be customers hope for but Dorothy Halliday of Adrian's Ex- ecutive Escort Services Ltd. says is absolutely out... our hostesses and escorts just aren't available for the rented knew he had problems when he showed up at a party in his tuxedo and everyone else was in jeans. Then he noticed a big bruiser glaring at him and muttering threats. Ralph ner- vously asked the girl he was escorting. that's just my boy- she replied. hired you to bring me here so I could make him WORKS PART-TIME That's one of the hazards of the profession. gets to be hard concedes Ralph his real a bachelor part-time actor who accepts escorting jobs about twice a weelj I'd rather be dining in a high- class hotel than some hash- There are more than 100 men and women in Toronto working for a dozen or so agencies. Mrs. Halliday started her escort service 10 years agp. She has a staff of most of her hostesses being un- married ste- wardesses and business- women. ________________ One of her hostesses concedes that men who hire her are always hoping the evening will lead to something more than chit-chat. they accept it when you refuse them in a but ladylike she says. had very few unpleasant ex- Some dates result in more than more Mrs. Halliday says she has lost dozens of her best hostesses over the years. They quit to marrv clients patients enough for a surgical they said marijuana might make an ideal pre-operative tran- quillizer. Johnston said marijuana af- fected and the pulse rate only slightly. But it relaxed the patient and made his mouth dry bis as other ore- operative drugs increase the flow of nuisance during He added that marijuana seemed to have many of the properties of sedatives now in with none of the draw- such as causing vomit- ing and weakening of the heart muscles. may be an ideal pre-op- erative he said. we may discover unknown The next phase of research will be a search for such dangers and ex- periments combining mari- juana with other drugs. He said the researchers may be ready to try the drug on hospital patients in about six months. If all goes it might be in general use within three years. The research team gets its supply of marijuana from the government. Asked whether he thought the drug should be Johnstone not a medical question. 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A group of uniformed British and French admirals and coloriels met in the basement of United Nations headquarters to learn if their orders had they have been awaiting for 28 years. The orders hadn't come as they broke up after barely five minutes. It was the 739th official meeting of the UN Security Council's military staff com- mittee and coincided with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. But the Arab-Israeli conflict wasn't even mentioned. All the Big Five brass did was approve the minutes of their five-minute meeting two weeks earlier and set the date for their next session. The sterile scenario is re- peated at two-week intervals. wonder why this goes but the answer is relatively an Crippled children given money EDMONTON A spokesman for one of two companies involved in .dis- tribution of the drug thalidomide in Canada says almost all of the Alberta children crippled by the drug have received compensation. Dr. John Chewning of Richardson-Merrell Inc. said in a telephone interview from that details of the settlement and the ex- act number of cases cannot be revealed. Six children in the province were believed to have suffered birth defects because their mothers took the a during pregnancy. The developed In West was used in the ear- ly 1960s. The drug was marketed in Canada by William Merrell a subsidiary of the Ohio firm. The drug was also dis- tributed by the Frank Homer Co. Ltd. of but a company spokesman said the firm is not Involved in any cases in Alberta. American Vice Ad- miral Harry L. told a reporter. part of the UN char- he indicating Arti- cle where he had underlin- ed in red that the military staff committee is created to assist Council in deploying standby peacekeeping troops supplied by UN member countries. AWAIT AGREEMENT The problem is that the Big Five have never agreed on setting up a permanent peace- keeping so the military committee remains a paper command. UN troops that have been as in the Congo and other trouble have been organized on an emergency basis outside the Security Council's military staff committee. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said in his Sept. 24 speech to the General Assembly that peacekeeping is an idea whose time has come. So far there has been no followup. the committee holds its attended by two or three officers from each of the five powers. Socializing goes on after and between meetings. When the last session Lin Fang of the Chinese Com- munist People's Liberation Army was seen exchanging chitchat and smiles with U.S. Army Col. Charles S. Johnson Jr. Harty has had Lin Fang and his staff as his guests at a Metropolitan Opera perfor- mance of Carmen and to dinner at his quarters. The Americans have been invited to dinner and film showings at the Chinese UN mission in uptown Manhattan. If the call comes to activate UN peacekeeping and the Big Five Harty said he would welcome it enthusiasti- cally. get people with uni- forms talking together and there are some things they can solve as well as or better than he said. Columnist's notebook By Hal Boyle NEW YORK a columnist might never know if he didn't open his You can be but a machine can be wronger. It has been estimated that it would take 100 conscientious clerks working for 100 years to make a mistake as monu- mental as a single goof that a computer can make in one- thousandth of a second. Scientists have a nickname for snow- This is because they consist largely of dust par- ice and frozen gases. The ancient Greeks named them meaning because they leave misty tails that may stretch 100 million miles or more through space. Why is It so hard to swat a young and alert its eyes have lenses each. The fly can see thousands more of you than the one you see of him. aMuMdi i Wntn the people shout in unison and every man walks straight be- fore the walls of tyranny will come tumbling .Heywood Broun. Mg brawl You can safely btt your know-it-all bartender that he can't name which of all the land animals has the largest eyes. it is not a male girl watcher. It is the horse. Worth beautiful girl usually has what it take what a fellow Share the European red-legged partridge are fine examples of feathered domes- ticity. They raise two families at a time but without leading a double life. The female builds two nests and fills each with eggs. Then she incubates the eggs in one nest while the male incubates those in the other. Foibles of the Sig- mund the father of psy- was himself a superstitious neurotic who ad- mitted he suffered from an Oedipus complex. He feared the number and became convinced he would die at the age of is three times 17. But he lived on until 83. Geographical Nor- way has a village named A. It was Benjamin Franklin who an in- jury puts you below your revenging one makes nevtn with forgetting ets you above him.