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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Native alcohol may be rooted in poor diet By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) Alcoholism among natives, a serious problem, may be rooted in poor diet mixed with stress, researchers conclude in a recent study. Jerry McLeod, a Saskatche- wan Indian, and Stanley Clark, chairman of the Gordon College sociology department at Wenham, Mass., say the best way to reduce alcoholism among na- tives may be to improve diet, provide vitamin supplements and reduce tension. The researchers, writing in the October issue of Canadian Welfare magazine, say that one estimate indicates there are problem drinkers among the Indians and Metis in Saskatchewan. Canadian Welfare is published by the Canadian Council on Social Develop- ment .in Ottawa. Most native people suffer from a low blood sugar condi- tion resulting from poor diet, they say. Almost all alcoholics also had this disorder. The article says that "crav- ing for alchol is in large part the reaction of the body to its low sugar condition." Rise in crime High alcohol use among Sas- katchewan natives helped push up crime figures, the researchers say, with about 85 per cent of all convictions among native people related to alcohol. A United States study in- dicated that the proportion of natives arrested for alcohol- related crimes was 12 times greater than the American na- tional average. In Saskatchewan, Indians were convicted of offences at 10 times the rate of non- Indians in 1961. Most offences were tied to use of alcohol, the article says. The authors say the behavior of drunken Indians seems to be largely staged. "There seems to be a degree of play-acting which does not reflect the actual amount of alcohol consumed." Alcohol use may give native people a momentary sense of superiority, allowing them to forget the problems of daily life, they say. Occasionally this might give them a chance to show hostility to whites. But violence was usually aim- ed at other natives. Cast doubt The researchers cast doubt on some other theories of alcohol use among natives. There is no evidence to sup- port the view that genes are responsible for drinking problems, they write. They suggest the view that alcohol is used to release natives from their inhibitions cannot be applied generally to all Indians. They agree that pressures from rapid social change are part of the native drinking problem. In proposing improvements to diet and for reducing ten- sion, the authors say they recognize that reducing stress is difficult. "It involves the entire social system, dominant group attitudes and the cultural reintegration of native people. It is long over- due, however, and all efforts should be intensified to this end." tired' of gov't reports OTTAWA (CP) -TheCana- dian Medical Association (CMA) has criticized recom- mendations made Wednesday by the Science Council of Can- ada report on health services. "Practising active providers of health care in the grow- ing' increasingly frustrated and infuriated with the never ending series of government- initiated, arbitrary reports criticizing the health care delivery system and recommending superimposed answers to very complex problems." CMA president, Dr. Bette Stephenson, said in a statement Wednesday. The government-funded Sci- ence Council recommended in its report, released earlier in the day. a shakeup of health care organizations and in- creased health-care research funds. The report, which goes to cabinet for possible im- plementation, was written by social scientists and non- practising physicians. Dr. Stephenson said: "There seems to be a govern- ment sausage factory somewhere, staffed with sociologists, economists, university-oriented teachers, government bureaucrats, everything except practising health-care professionals, that turns out one of these reports every three months. Contrary to the ac- cusations in a myriad of these reports, there is a health care delivery system in this country directed at the in- dividual patient at the primary-care level." The report said there is a clear need for experimenta- tion with new approaches to health care delivery on a scale large enough to provide con- vincing guidance for mass im- plementation. While agreeing that the country's health care delivery system "can be improved.'7 Dr. Stephenson said the pre- sent system "works reasonably well." CORRECTION! The Item: UPHOLSTERY That in Tuesday's HtraM At yd-, should 2 99 yd. ALSO OTHERS PRICED FROM to9 yd. yardage to choose from. 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Easily installed. 600-watt. lighting the way at low sate prices Weatherproof Kit Chandelier Bulbs U-ground receptacle with separate 25 watt frosted bulbs for weather-tight sprung lids. sparklig brightness. Regular IQ base. Copper House Wire Oblong Boxes Octagon Boxes sheathed For switches and receptacles. For ceiling light fixtures, cable for general wiring. 2" x 3" x 2V- Square comers. 4" wide 1 vz" deep. Duplex Receptacle U-ground. Brown Ivory Quiet Switch Single-pole. Silent operating Brown 45' Ivory 49' MCh Electrical Tape CSA approved vinyl wiring tape. 33ft. 66ft. 49C C.G.E Light Bulbs Shadow ban for soft light with- out shadows. 60 or 100 watt. pkg. of two Pipe Heat Bands Prevents frozen pipes, (metal Thermostat controlled. 9-ft 10 12-fl.... 11.95 1S-fL 1546 for all of your electrical OPEN DAILY to THURSDAY TILL P.M. 3rd St 8., PHONE or SALE ENDS SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 1974 BEAVER HOME CENTRE ;