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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta lethbtidge Herald I.XIV No. 250 LETHBKIDGK, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Canada playing game with U.S.? drus club EDMONTON (CP) Alberta mil become the fhird province to undertake a methadone treatment program for heroin addicts, the Alberta alcohol and drug abuse commission announced Monday. Pat Helming, commission chairman, said the deci- sion to open treatment centres in Calgary and Ed- monton was at a meeting of tlie commission, the Alberta Medica] Association awl civic, provincial and federal representatives. Although it is recognized that methadone treat- ment merely replaces one addiction with another, it also is true that a certain percentage of heroin addicts benefit from the treatment and can become produc- tive members of society, Mr. Henning said. Funds for the two treatment centres will come from the commission and Mr. Henning said it was "initially looking at about Ontario and British Columbia each have centres using methadone. Dr. H. R. Williams, clinical direc- tor of the Narcotic Addiction Foundation of B.C., said his centre was set up in 1958 and now has about 350 persons ton active treatment. Ted Mllligan, project director of the Ontario Addic- tion Research Foundation narcotic addiction unit, said Ontario has accepted 188 persons for methadone treat- ment. New kind of addict Not all heroin adnicK uere suitable for treatment. Dr. Williams said that last year about 1.000 applied for treatment and the majority were unsuitable. Tho same is true in Ontario, said Mr. Milligan. There, 356 applied during the last 18 months. AMA president Dr. C. J. Varvis estimated that Al- berta still has a small number of addicts. "We might have a population of about 50 (being treated) if Ihe criteria were restricted. If they were given the broadest interpretation, then maybe 200 Dr. Williams said the Vancouver treat m e n t centre had been treating addicts from Alberta. "There have been quite a few in the last little while, especially from Calgary." lie also said treatment centres are being forced to deal with a kind of addict. Formerly, the hard cere heroin addict was older and had a history of alcoholism and criminal involve- ment, he said. there is a younger element, better educated, and who have got onto heroin through other psychedelic: drugs. They have not had any criminal involvement and they pose a greater threat to the spread of drugs, he said. To support their heroin habit, they often turn into small-time either selling the drug them- selves to their friends or drawing others into the habit. Seven days a week The centres would have to operate seven days a week with day and hight hours, Dr. Williams said. The addict takes his dose of methadone once a day under supervision. Because the addict comes to the treatment centre, he is more amenable to counselling and rehabilitation, he said. But it is unlikely that he can be cured of methadone addiction. The advantages of methadone addiction over heroin addiction are: tolerance to methadone builds up more slowly, it is a long acting drug and only a daily dose is needed, the patient on methadone can reach a main- tenance dose and is able to function in society. Dr. Williams said he had quite a few patients in Vancouver who had been leading a normal life on ireth- adone dosage "for five or six years." Priestly study KANSAS CITY iAP) _ The National Catholic Re- porter says a study on priestly life and min- istry questions the doctrine of apostolic succession, the belief that Catholic bishops enjoy a divine authority handed down from the original apostles. Excerpts of the study sponsored by Roman Cath- olic bishops in the United States are carried in a copy- right story in the Oct. S issue of National Catholic Reporter, an independent weekly published in Kansas City. The study lias not been released. The newspaper reports the study also questions the permanence of ordination to the priesthood. The report was prepared under direction of the Rev. C.iti J. Armbnislcv, who drew fire from delegates to a meeting of VniUxl Stales bishops last April in Detroit when he suggested there are no theological reasons prohibiting married men from the priesthood or the ordination of women. The report .said that "two major theological issues present llumselvos as especially in-pent in regard to the Christian mini.-lry mid priesthood: church authority and the pcrnuiu'i.ry ordination." I! qiie.-'iioin-d "Thai the K apostles ap- pointed imn.cdiiilc MICITS.-WS, from whom in turn fur- ther successors vine commissinnrrl in an unbroken historical In tin- " irflrrimu suggests that in ,1 sense it is ths entire church which succeeds the apostolic col- lege, the report said. The report also questions IIio concept of "the in- delible chararler 'imprinted' at the time of sacra- menial "Too simple a view of what, earlier councils and theologians were trying to convey Ihe term 'Character' has oversimplified the complex nature of ordination and church office." Tire ivporl sml this view "prematurely prejudices (he pre.sihility lemporarv ministry." OTTAWA (CP) Commons exchanges Monday aroused sus- picions that the cabinet has dcr cided to use Canada's energy resources as a bargaining counter in its campaign for re- lief from United States trade re- strictions. The suspicions among MPs were fuelled by cautious govern- ment replies to a series of ques- tions on how Canada could ob- tain exemption from the 10-per- cent supplementary duty the U.S. has placed on imports and other measures of economic protectionism. Government ministers also denied they ar? considering yielding lo U.S. requests for re- vision of the 1905 Canada-U.S. auto pact and defence-pur- chasing agreement in order to win relief from the extra duty. Prime Minister Trudeau said the government has told the United States it now is too busy with other economic matters to continue U.S.-requested discus- sions on energy issues. U.S. ASKS The talks on trade in oil ad- journed last spring with a view to resumption in the fall. The U.S. government recently asked when they could begin again. "We have indicated lo the United States that at this partic- ular point we are preoccupied with other matters, particularly economic matters, and that we are not in a position at the mo- ment lo sit dovni with United States officials and continue these Mr. Trudeau told Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield. Andrew Brewin ronto Greenwood) asked if the refusal is "a subtle form of re- taliation in respect of recent U.S. economic policies." Mr. Trudeau said, "No. "You mean it is not interjected New Democrat chief David Lewis. The questions followed pub- lished reports that senior cabi- net ministers have disagreed on whether to make auto-pact con- cessions in an attempt to obtain removal of the U.S. import charges. DENIES DISSENSION Mr. Trudeau, however, said Monday a report on cabinet dis- sension was entirely false. Under the auto pact, Canada is guaranteed a certain share- too large a share say U.S. offi- production and em- ployment in the North American auto industry. The pact provides for customs exemptions to per- mit a more integrated auto and parts manufacturing industry. In an interview outside the Commons, External Affaire Minister Mitchell Sharp said the energy talks so far have r-v- ered only oil. Since N( there had been no cffct strictions on Canadian oil now- ing into the United States. He added that "we just ha- ven't got time" to continue the energy talks. "Everybody's all tired out." Mr. Stanfield told reporters this is a time for continued Can- ada-U.S. dialogue, rather than breaking off talks. "it's hard to sec how that's any part of a rational game plan to protect the best interests of Canada at this time. It looks like petulance." Asked if he saw the govern- ment's refusal as retaliaiioa against the U.S. supplementary duty, Mr. .Stanfield said: "It's hard to interpret in any other way." The talks followed a 19ffl meeting between President Nixon and Prime Minister Tru- deau. The two countries agreed to talk about energy trade and the then-existing U.S. oil quota, restrictions in particular. The U.8. is understood to be seeking more Canadian natural gas. electricity and water while Canada wants to sell more oil and uranium. Wilson to fight market entry BRIGHTON, England (CP) Former prime minister Harold Wilson vowed today to fight Britain's projected entry into the European Common Market on present terms every inch of the way! He demanded total backing of all labor MPs in that fight. "We have no room for passen- gers or faint lie told cheering delegates at the par- ty's annual convention. "There is not one Labor member of Parliament who could have been elected by lu's own ef- forts." Wilson was plainly warning Deputy Leader Roy Jenkins and a band of followers who have vfcte 'To help this economy, everyone should pull in his belt'.' signalled their intention of vot- ing with Prime Minister Heath's Conservative government when Parliament makes its choice oa the issue Oct. 28. In defiance of a convention vote Monday overwhelmingly rejecting Heath's terms for join- ing an enlarged Market, Jenkins and up to about 40 other Labor- ites are planning to part com- pany from their colleagues. BREAK POSSIBLE Thus the Opposition party i) the light of the Wilson-Jenkins conflict, faces the prospect of a fundamental break. In a hard-hitting speech, Wil- on also pledged that a future Labor government will cancel certain laws passed by Heath's government from industrial pol- icy to foreign relations. Wilson listed Conservative government policies which Labor will reverse if it regains power: defence where they are suggestions for linking Britain with a European nuclear deter- rent. Rhodesia where he said there have been signs of a Brit- ish sellout of African interests to the white settler regime of Prime Minister Ian Smith. industr al relations where Labor means to scrape the Conservative act limiting the powers of the labor unions to strike. public ownership where the Conservatives have sold off to private enterprise certain thriving sections of state-owned industries. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon is sending Dr. Henry Kissinger find a full travelling- party to Peking later this month to make advance preparations for his own journey to China. The announcement was made "We have not raised the issue. They have not volun- teered any information." However, he said the White House has been in direct con- tact with Peking and that the Chinese have pushed ahead with advance planning for the Nixon visit in a "meticulous and care- ful" way. SEEK BETTER RELATIONS Kissinger said he believed the Chinese Communists have made a "serious decision" to seek im- proved relations with the United States and added that he did nit believe this decision would be easily reversed. The makeup of Kissinger's travelling party, would suggest that a Nixon journey could come relatively soon. Travelling with Kissinger will be "advance men' from Nix- on's staff, from the White House press office, from Ihe secret service and from the White communications agency. Advance men do careful plan- ning prior to all presidential trips outside Washington. Sex scandal pastor dies after heart-break ordeal TORONTO (CP1 Rev. Rus- sell Horsburgh, a United Church minister who said his life was nearly ruined by "a vigilante squad bent on crucifying me" in the courts, died today of cancer. He was 53. Mr. Horsburgh was the cen- tral figure in a sex scandal that' halt service VANCOUVER arading this man before us." Much attention on news- papers, however, has been fo- KMl'IJtOK iilHOIliro mixed reception KAItl. MOl'NTBATTKN no thank ymi cused on the reactions of Brit- ons who lived or fought through the war. This was given added empha- sis today by news that Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 7J, a leading member of the Royal Family, will not attend any of the ceremonies of the next three days. KKC'EIVKI) SL'nilEXDKU Lord M o u n t b a t I e n, the Queen's uncle, was supreme al- lied commander in Southeast Asia during Ihe Second World He received the surrender nf .I.Tpanese forces al Singapore, in IMY His non-appearance at. the royal functions planned for Ihe 70 year old emperor probably will find favor among British veterans of the Burma e.nin- paipn, many of whom suffered in Japanese prison camps dur- ing the war. Prisoner-of-war associations agreed not to demonstrate. the visit. They have merely lhai members will switch off their televisions when covc-rago of, the tour president signed an executive order naming a five-member in- quiry board that could recom- mend seeking a back-to-work in- junction. The board is to report to Nixon by Wednesday on the is- sues in the stalemated labor dis- putes on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts. Nixon signed the order Mon- day night as negotiations in the record-long 96-day West Coast dock strike, and the Atlantic and Gulf Coast strikes, broke down. The Atlantic and Gulf Coast strikes started last Fri- day. The 1947 Taft-Hartley labor law has been used seven times in the past to deal with dock strikes. Once the inquiry board makes its report, the While House said, the president will decide whether to direct the justice de- partment to seek an injunction forcing strikers back to work for an fiO-day cooling-off period while negotiations continued. Seen and heard About town Hary air- lifiing h.Trnbitrgers .i-pd Ivei' lo the .it the LeBarons new Klrip arriving seconds too late with a iHU'ki't ;it the Holary auc- tion of I'ei'dinand, !he steer lYi'd Im-kiiii; his ro-workers keys in t.hoir of- fices, ;