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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October 27, 1971 Never a dull minute in the life of Allan Hamilton A tough oldtimer from the West reminisces CALGARY (CP) "How old do you think I am, te asks right off. Under the black cowboy hat there is little except fuzz. His brown skin is wrinkled. But there is an energetic cocky air about him that makes you revise your estimate down- wards. Still, you think, he wouldn't be asking if he wer- en't remarkably old for his appearance. Sixty-eight seems a good guess. he hoots. "Hah! Hah! Seventy-eight. Seventy- eight if I'm a day." It's not a great victory, but Allan Hamilton lights a ciga- rette to celebrate He holds the cigarette be- tween the third and fourth fin- gers of his left hand. His first and second fingers are miss- ing. "I give 'em to the city some years back. Give 'em to the city in the line of duty." HIT BY SIGN He was working for the city doing everything from street sweeping to road grading, when he dropped a sign on his hand. "I looked down at them fin- gers and oh, was I mad! I threw that sign down by St. George's Island and it's there today." Four toes also are gone from his right foot. "Cut 'em off mowing the lawn last July." Mr. Hamilton says he is a descendant of Louis Kiel and believes the government con- siders him to be one too be- cause they once sent him worth of stamps free in a Kiel commemorative issue. "I can't figure it out. How is it that he was considered a rebel when he was alive and a hero after he's He has 10 grown children. "Five of them look like In- dians and five look wliite. But what can I do about that Mr. Hamilton was in the army but didn't go overseas. "Got arthritis just before I was supposed to go. All down this side. So bad they had to carry me off. The doctors couldn't ciu-e me. They were gonna take off my leg above the knee. "But I went to an Indian. He cured me. Name of Big 444 new jobs tallied by Stewart By NANCY MILES Herald News Service CRANBROOK Okanagnn- Kootenay member of Parlia- ment Doug Stewart has updated Incentive Act tallies in East Kootcnay. They show in fed- eral industrial grants on capital expenditure with a total of almost exclusively for the woods industry. The nine approved projects will create 444 new jobs, he re- ports. Evans Wood Products Ltd. of Golden will have a new plywood plant at million creating 122 new jobs. A new sawmill at its Donald plant at million will create 93 jobs. Canadian Willa- mette Ltd. at Golden will create 30 new jobs in a new cedar pole processing plant. At the east end of the Rogers Pass, Downie Sawmills Ltd. of Revelstoko will create 44 new jobs in a lumber-wood- chip plant. In southern East Kootenay, Cresbrook Forest Industries Ltd. will create 45 jobs with new dry kilns at Cran- brook and Canal Flat at LeFevre Sales Ltd. fence post manufacturing plant makes 11 new jobs at capital cost. Interior Prefabs Ltd. has filled eight new jobs in a sash and door ex- pansion. Peerless Wood Pre- servers Ltd. of Natal creates 35 jobs in a post and poles plant there at capital cost. Only non-woods industry aid ed is the new Kimberley Build- ing Products Ltd. con- crete block plant. It creates six jobs. The incentive grant was Swan. He used roots and herbs." REVIVED BY WHISKY His father was Irish and lived to 106. "I was living down south then and I drove up to see him in an old Dodge without a licence. "He was just lying there and the nurses said he wasn't too good. So I said, I'll fix him a bottle of Irish whisky. Geez, when he got ahold of that he perked right up. Talked all day. I told him I'd come back and get him that fall, but he died before I came." Mr. Hamilton is retired now after working for the city for 39 years. He started as a street-car driver but quit after witness- ing a fellow trolley driver go out of control on a hill. "The brakes didn't work and he ran right into that drugstore there at the bottom. I quit that night. That very night. "That was in 1913. That was a long time ago, ain't it? But you wouldn't know it to look at me. "You wouldn't know I was part Indian If I didn't choose to tell ya." U.S. BRAIN DRAIN TO CANADA It used to be that Cana- da's loss was often America's gain. But now the drain works In reverse. Many bright young Americans have settled here recently. In Saturday's Weekend Magazine, Gerald Clark talks to a number of U.S. intellectuals about why they're In Canada. IN YOUR LETHBRIDCE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE ALLAN HAMILTON Tough and energetic as ever. A story from Kingston Drug users increasing By ROBERT TAYLOR Kingston Whig-Standard KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) One night last summer four young boys were arrested here as they sat in a car shooting speed. Of the four, one 14-year-old was taken to hospital where a doctor (eared any additional use of speed could result in severe complications to an ex- isting medical problem from which the youngster was suf- fering. The age difference between doctor and patient, however, was such that the boy was re- ferred to a younger man, Richard Scovii, director of Kingston's Storefront Infor- mation and Referral Centre. Mr. Scovii told the bizarre iale of the four youngsters in an interview. The 14-year-old told Mr. Scovii that he and his buddies honestly believed it was okay to inject speed into their veins because ''someone told them the law had been changed and you could have five (needle marks) tracks on your arm and it was all right." "They had been told by someone that for each mark over five, you were fined Mr. Scovii said. "It sounded fantastic to me, but that's just a sample of what we have to cope with with young kids." BIORE USING DRUGS Has Kingston a drug prob- lem? "You're damned right we've got a replied Mr. S'covil, who has worked for almost a year with local people who had bad trips on drugs. Mr. Scovii and Jaclyn Sny- der operated the Storefront from June to Sept. 1 under the federal government's health and welfare department's Non-Medical Drug Use Infor- mation and Support Program. The project is ended now, but Mr. Scovii is continuing his work, thanks to the financial support of Hotel Dieu Hospi- tal, which is paying his sal- ary. He said tha average age of the illicit drug user is de- creasing, while the number of users is on an alarming up- swing. He said the 19- and 20-year- olds "still freak out on LSD but now we've got the 14- and 15-year-old kids using speed and even younger kids." "You can talk to someone 20 and he may listen to you, but a 14-year-old doesn't listen when ho doesn't want to. Edu- cation is the only answer. At least that's what we think." HOPES TO KEEP GOING The Storefront director said a pusher will build a market by withholding one drug in order to push a more costly one. Another major problem was that most dnigs pushed were potentially lethal be- cause of impurities. Mr. Scovii said he hopes to keep the Storefront in opera- tion and, with the aide of the Circle Group at Collins Bay penitentiary, form an anti- ding program that will stress "prevention through educa- not just "a drop-in centre where you get informa- tion if you want it." The Circle Group consists of former drug addicts now con- fined in Collins Bay peniten- tiary. It is hoped they will be paroled to give first-hand guidance to young drug users or potential users. "It boils down, simply, to finding and experimenting with new ways to fight the old problem. For example, I think drop-in centres have been no- toriously ineffective basically because of the way they are run. They could be effective, but it all takes money." HALLOWEEN NOTICE To all witches, goblins, ghosts and to all things squealy, squirmy and spooky that emerge from covert, cavern and various other lairs one night each year to prowl the streets of this City on the weird and wacky mission known as and WHEREAS your moment, known- as the Eve of All Saints, falls this year upon a Sunday, THEREFORE Council of the City of tethbridge Implores you .to launch your broom and set forth on your frolicsome forays one day earlier, namely SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 AND FURTHER NOTICE to all those mortals hav- ing in their care such witches, goblins, ghosts, etc., as may be too young to read this notice, you are asked to commu'nicote Its contents to them and beg them in their morcy to comply. Mayor B) SIMPSONS-SEARS Save and discover why a lovely fashion leader stays so cnic and carefree. 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