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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, October 9. W4 Doping may hamper athletes' drive OTTAWA (CP) More ath- letes are using drugs in their competitive drive for peak performances but some of the drugs actually may hamper them, say organizers of the drug-screening program for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. It remains to be proved that the most widely used drugs, the amphetamines, actually improve athletic perfor- mance, Drs. Robert Dugal and Michel Bertrand said Tuesday at a Spectroscopy Society of Canada meeting. However, it is quite certain' these drugs have harmful ef- fects'in some circumstances, the Montreal researchers told the experts in the analysis of drugs and compounds. Amphetamines and related compounds produce alertness, wakefulness, a decreased sense of fatigue, heightened confidence and ability to- concentrate, they said. Staying in Calgary? Stay with friends. Traditional Calgary hospitality starts with as. So the next time you're headed our way call Zenith 6-601 4 from anywhere in Alberta for reservations. It's toll free. Or ask your travel agent to reserve a room. Isn't that friendly? Downtown. 9th Ave. and 1st St., next to the Calgary Tower. CP However, it appeared that amphetamines do not affect one's ability to absorb oxygen, raise the respiratory rate or rate of carbon dioxide produc- tion. The drugs do improve an athlete's ability to exercise strenuously but because they disguise some of the psy- chological symptoms of fatigue, they mayrbe dangerous in long com- petitions because the athlete won't recognize physical ex- haustion. Moreover, combinations with other drugs can lead to potentially harmful drug interactions, said the researchers who are associated with the National Institute for Scientific. Research at the University of Quebec. They said the drug problems in athletics are a reflection of drug abuse throughout society. It made it easy to per- suade young people to use drugs. "Coaches and trainers often have an impressive stock of powders and liquids which young athletes indiscriminate- ly take hoping to build strong muscles and improve their athletic abilities." In an environment which emphasizes winning at all costs, athletes are often vic- tims of the system, they said. Like management, they were reluctant to introduce control procedures. Sears Spanish-style stereo. stereo 8-track, phono Feature-packed stereo console 29998 Massive Spanish-inspired console gives you music 5 ways, listen to AM, FM, FM stereo, 8-track tape or phono. The 100% solid-state tuner amplifier offers separate adjustment for bass, treble, volume and balance. Built-in 8-track tape player lets you choose automatic or manual operation. Full-size Garrard automatic changer features lever and dual needles. 6 speaker sound system with switching for Internal, external or combined. Cabinet is finished in Spanish Oak with a rich, deep Blue grillcloth accent. 57R 018 020. Spanish-style console 5-way system, 48" wide in ele- gant Spanish styling. Wood ven- eer, molded front. 57R 018 088. Big 60" 5-way console Classic period styling gives you 5-way sound. Wood veneer, molded front. 57R 018 085. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. Independent inquiry sought on Hill Indian protest at Simpsons-Sears you get the guarantee and free delvery Store Hours: Open OaHy am. to p.m Thursday and Friday 930 a.m. to p m. Centre Vfflage MaU. Telephone 328-9231 WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) The general counsel to the' Canadian Civil Liberties Union (CCLU) said Tuesday that an independent om- budsman should investigate complaints about police handl- ing of an Indian dem- onstration on Parliament Hill last week. Alan Borovoy told the Wind- sor District Labor Council that the CCLU does not have enough information yet to pass judgment on accusations that RCMP overreacted in the clash with demonstrators. But he said "an internal vestigation is not good enough. "Even if the investigation is carried out fairly, the problem is it won't be perceiv- ed as won't have the appearance of Mr. Borovoy said. He said the CCLU believes independent investigations should be carried out "in the case of anybody with any com- plaint against any police force." Mr. Borovoy also said frustration is the principal cause of anger among Indian people in Canada and a background of "terrible degrading poverty" increases this anger. He said the annual income for 78 per cent of Indian families in Canada is or less and, for 54 per cent, or less. Livestock industry aid started, Mr. Borovoy said the CCLU investigated the problems of Indians in the Kenora, area. He said they found many In- dian complaints under the Employment Standards Act were not settled for months because the returned to the States for the winter and could not be reached. Also; many Indians fail to receive even acknowledgment of public housing applications while white persons earning as much, as occupy public housing units, he said. Mr. Borovoy said all the blame cannot be placed on officials in isolated areas. He said the real problem is government apathy in southern Canada. "We must go after the gov- ernments which have the power to do up to us he said. Investigation asked in prison beating HELENA, Mont. (AP) Governor Thomas Judge has taken a move aimed at helping the state's livestock industry get out from under problems resulting from high feed prices and a surplus of cattle. An eight-step program was proposed here at a meeting of representatives of the livestock industry. Judge said he called the meeting because the industry is in severe economic trouble. The representatives agreed to continue opposing beef im- ports into the United States and to work for the establish- ment of an additional packing plant in Montana. Other steps call for sup- porting federal legislation to lower the choice grade into the top third of good grade and for supporting state legisla- tion to impose a 25-cent-a- head check-off fee for adver- tising and promoting beef cattle. JOHANNESBURG (AP) Justice Minister James Kruger has demanded the court records of a case in which three prison warders were found guilty of assaulting an African prisoner who died. The three prison officials- two whites and an African- were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail. "It looks to me as if there will be an investigation and I will decide what sort of investigation involving which people after studying the Kruger said. South Africa's opposition United party has also de- manded a full investigation of prison practices. Two other warders charged in the incident, described by Justice V. G. Hiemstra in the Rand Supreme Court as "bar- baric, inhuman and were given suspended sentences. One was African, the other white. About 150 African spec- tators, whistled, hissed and shouted "They should rot in jail" after the sentence was handed down. The men were charged in connection with the death of Lucas Khoaripe, a 28-year-old prisoner who was as- saulted because it was sus- pected he had stolen money. Medical evidence showed Khoaripe died of heart failure Caused by bruising of the heart from blows with a baton and kicks. The prisoner also suffered broken ribs. The judge said the incident at Leeuwkop prison near Pretoria left "an indelible stain of shame on the prison administration." The five were originally charged with the murder of Khoaripe, who died Dec1. 28, 1973, and with assaulting Isaac Gumede, another prisoner. judge said, however, the warders had no intention of killing the prisoners and therefore could not be con- victed as charged. -Mike Mitchell, the United party spokesman on matters involving justice, said in Cape Town the findings of the court "concerning the animal behavior of prison officials are an affront to us all, our society and to our system of justice." Study shows will get used car in good shape VICTORIA (CP) It costs approximately to get the average used car in good con- dition for normal driving use according to British Columbia Automobile Association fin- dings released here by association president George Bradley. Bradley, here to launch the BCAA's second mobile inspec- tion service, said Canada's B.C. land act 'dramatic step9 VANCOUVER (CP) Urg- ing Canadians to conserve rather than consume their resources, the director of the Science Council of Canada gave British Columbia's controversial land act a vote of confidence Monday. Dr. Patrick McTaggart- Cowan said the act is "the kind of dramatic step needed to shock people into a sense of reality." The land act applies a freeze on the development of des- ignated lands which have agricultural potential. "If the act stands the test of time it will force other provinces to Dr. McTaggart-Cowan told his audience of 300. He was speak- ing at the first of 12 lectures sponsored here by the Univer- sity of British Columbia's Westwater Group and the Vancouver Foundation. Dr. McTaggart-Cowan said that because agricultural land has already been cleared, it is most easily developed. He warned that "if things are allowed unchecked there will be nothing but a string of bouses, super markets and beer parlors between Van- couver and Hope." He warned Canadians could no longer afford to waste agricultural produce such as eggs because "starvation win be eating at our energy problem." The science romciTs direc- tor also urgad a more consis- tent immigration and settle- ment policy saying that otherwise "by the year 2001, 90 per cent of all Canadians will live in metropolitan areas." He called for a larger investment in university research and noted that the Phillips Corporation of Holland spends more on "free research" than Canada spends on all its universities. first service which started in Vancouver at the end of May had already checked out more than 500 used cars for owners and potential buyers. He said that during a 100- point examination of cars for sale to association members by private sellers and used car dealers some vehicles were designated by the BCAA as hopeless junk, others as not feasible to repair and for many the cost of repairs ex- ceeded their value. "Most of the problem vehicles offered for sale as reliable were six to 10 years old. Worst examples of repairable vehicles were a 1969 North American car and a 1967 import both requiring approximately to repair. In contrast, though, many vehicles were also found in exceptionally good he said. He said that while tune-ups and valve adjustments were needed by a large number of vehicles, major expense areas were brakes, exhaust systems, suspension, water pumps and windshields. He said there was also a signifi- cant number of cars with ma- jor oil leak problems. Defensive driving V urged at inquest A Fort Madeod youth died from brain damage in an acci- dent last August near Pearce, a coroner's jury ruled here Tuesday. Graham Scbuitema, 13, a passenger in bis brother's truck, was killed in a bead-on collision Aug. 16 about 4 p.m. a half mite south of Pearce on the Pearce-Orton Road. The coroners'' jury found the driver of the pickup track, Darrall Schtritema, 17, bad a "complete lack of driver reac- tion" at the time of the collision. No blame was placed on the driver of the other vehirle. The driver, Wayne Hoftrook, his wife and two children were all injured in the ac- cident. At the time of the collision the Holbrook family was proceeding north on the east side of the road and the Scbuitema track was heading south, also on the east side of the road. "Because of the complete lack of driver reaction on the part of Schoitema, and because of the fact that be was on the wrong side of toe the jury said, "we would recommend that a defensive drivers course be given to Mr. It was farther recommend- ed that Mr. Schoitema be given a medical examination before being allowed to drive in the futuiv. The jury also felt that defen- sive drivers' cuuises be re- quired before anyone under the age of 19 is allowed to drive. Coroner at the inquest was Dr. John E. Morgan. ;