Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Drugs may rescue heroin addicts By ALTON BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor NEW YORK (AP) The epi- demic of heroin jecting increasing thousands of American troops in Vietnam and kids and adults in cities and suburbs at spurring new emphasis on chemical counter-attack, Two kinds of drugs are aimed at taking ad- dicts of( heroin. Melhadone, a substitute for henrn, is being employed more widely each year. Newer in research use, and less well known, are the heroin "antagonists." These are drugs that tio not wipe out the addict's physical craving for heroin, bu which do block out his psychol oglcal reward of a "high" or contentment if he does shoot or snilf heroin. It just becomes THE FRONT AND THE BACK, 100 FEET APART Two sections of a car sliced com- pletely in half when it collided with another automobile near Pollslown, Pa.r are sep- arated by more than 100 feet on the Philadelphia-Reading highway. Two men, one in this car and another in the second auto, were killed. A passenger in this car was injured Police said the cars were traveling in opposite directions when the collision occured. Business spotlight New work system great MONTREAL (CP) Nor- mand DcChevigny's neighbors thought he had lost his job when they saw him staying home sev- eral days each week. But the 25-year-old operator at Canadian Liquid Air Ltd. is one of eight workers at the nearhy Varennes plant who has as much time off as he spends working. Under a new work schedule introduced on a trial basis last June, the eight men work in 12- hour shifts for two days, then take two days off, work another two days followed by a two-day holiday, and Uien work three days which end with three more days off. In a 14-day period, the men work seven days. Michel Cote, industrial rela- tions head of Canadian Liquid Air, said employees suggested the short work week during an annual review of wages and working conditions at the plant, which is not unionized. The company agreed to study the idea and left the employees to work out an acceptable schedule. "Over-all there is no change in the number of hours they work from the old system, and they are receiving tie Mr. Cote said. Film festival an announced pi LOS ANGELES (Rcuter) Hollywood announced here it is launching its first interna- tional film exposition. About 35 Uniled States and foreign films, both new produc- tions and classics, will be shown al Graujnan's Chinese Theatre during the 11-day festival, open- ing Nov. 4. B.C. beer price hike is hinted VANCOUVER (CP) An in- crease in the price of bottled beer in British Columbia may be on the way. But Labalt's and Molson's the two breweries in the prov- ince which account for 65 per cent of the production said Tuesday ihey'll wait and see how much money the prov- ince's liquor advertising pphich goes effect today laves them deciding to tsk for an increase. Liquor Control Board Chair- man William Bruce said both mmpanies have indicated to Jim they will be making fonn- pricc in- a recent The board of trustees for the event, which promises to be an- nual, includes veteran directors George Cukor and King Vidor and film star Rosalind Russell. il application for a rre.isc, becansi. of :onlract with employees giving Jinn a 2.1.5 per 'cent wage JOOSt. Don McDougall, genera] nanagcr of Lahaft's said; "We lon't know how much money lie regulations will save us, if my. "We may not linve lo ask for me at nil, or we may not have o ask for one as large as our rests suggest is needed." ADVICE TO MALES LOS ANGELES (Reuter) Television comedian Dick Jlar- tir returned from Ms honey- moon Monday with this advise for young a bachelor until you are at least 35. "And when you reach 35, look for a girl who isn't 35, if possi- ble just in her 20s, and try to find a British girl. They're the best." Martin, star of Laugh In, back on the studio lot after his surprise wedding (o British star- let Dolly Read in Honolulu last weekend. BURIED BESIDE MOTHER CrRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) Vaudeville's Ted Lewis was bur- ied Monday beside Use grave of his mother in an old cemetery in his hometown. Tire hometown tnat he and often mentioned in his show business life virtually closed in solemn tribute to the 81-year-old entertainer, who died last Wednesday in New York City. Flags fluttered at half staff from public buildings when the cortege left a funeral home two doors from the house where Lewis grew up. PASSES TEST CimiSTCHURCH, New Zea- land (AP) G. P. Purnell, 95, of Waimniri County, has passed nnnthfr an-.u.il tost for his driv- ing licence, authorities re- ported. NOBODY LOSES "And it's not costing the com- pany any more either. "This was i basic point when we decided to study the idea- nobody was to lose." The plant produces liquid and gaseous oxygen and nitrogen by breaking down 'air in a freezing process. The process requires that the plant operate 24 hours a day, and the new schedule had to adapt to the require- ment. Under the old schedule, the employees had five eight-hour shifts a week, and had only every fourth weekend free. "Under the old system, they might have between three to five years without a Christmas or New Year's Mr. Cote said. "Of course they wowld get half, but it's still not the fame." Nov.- the e m p 1 o y e e s have every second weekend free and have their Christmas or New Year's olf every year. Mr. DeChevigny says the new system suits him and the biggest advantage comes in terms of better familv life. Aime Mallet, 58, also likes the new schedule. He has a camper trailer and can now go camping two weekends a counting his weekdays off. "My kids and wife like that very much." Mr. Mallet, a 15-year em- ployee, said (lie new schedule also saves him travelling costs. "I save 350 miles a month on travelling. Before, I had to come in from Montreal 10 times every two weeks. Now it's only seven times. This cuts expenses nnri in one year I can save miles." Georges Filteau, 40, likes the additional time off, though when pointless to take heroin. Testifying to a Congressional committee, William McCord, 46, said he had been using heroir for 25 years, then was treated with one antagonist six months. A year later, he said, he was drug free and "when I was on naloxone 1 wouldn't get any feelings from it but I didn't want heroin ei- ther." Some scientists regard the an tagonist drugs as offering a dra- matic potential forward step to succor heroin addicts, and they complained to a congressiona" committee that there are nol enough funds for research with them, nor is there a commit- ment to seek newer answers to addiction to hard drugs. ON METHADONE The substitute drug, metha- done, appeases the physical hunger for heroin without pro- ducing the heroin "high." One estimate is that nearly persons in the United States and Canada now are being maintained on metha- done. in out-patient clinics or live-in centres. Methadone can be a means of weaning addicts nff heroin. A drawback is that the effects from one dose last only about 24 hours, but a longer-lasting form is under test. A large majority of their pa. tients treated with methadone have given up heroin and gone back to work or school, report Dis. Vincent P. Dole and Marie Myswander, a husband-wife team who pioneered use of methadone in New York City. Other teams report similar suc- cess, but methadone is criti- r-izej by other physicians Methadone is itself a narcotic and addictive, so some critics say it is wrong to substitute one addictive drug for another. Pro- ponents say it is like giving in- sulin to diabetics who would otherwise be in trouble, or die. NINE CENTS A DAY The cost of the average daily dose of methadone, mixed into a soft drink, is nine cents, com- pared with the addict's need to scrape up S25 to S100 a day through crime or prostitution or whatever means to buy heroin. This docs not include, of course, the cost of paying personnel or overhead in operating a metha- done clinic. The major antagonist drugs are naloxone and cydazocine, which some authorities think may play a more effective role than methadone. Experiments with the antagonists have been under way a shorter time. They are not addicitve drugs. In testimony before the Con- gressional committee, Dr. Rich- ard Resnick, a psychiatrist at New York Medical College, said he had had about 50 per cent success in treating addicts with cyclazocine. "I he said, "we are on the threshold of an important medical breakthrough in both the treatment and prevention of narcotic addiction." Layoffs fail to materialize MONTREAL (CP) The number of layoffs expected in Quebec because of the recent 10-per-cent supplementary duty on imports into the U.S. has not materialized, a Quebec labor department spokesman said Tuesday. Some billion worth of Quebec exports to the U.S. this year will be liable for the sur- charge, making it hard for Quebec to compete with U.S. made goods on the American market. Gaelan Belleville, director of the Quebec later department's manpower services, said the de- partment thought employers would use the surcharge as an excuse to lay off employees hey were really letting go for other reasons. "We just can't understand it, We were sure there'd be an av- alanche of layoffs when Nixon announced his he said. "It will mean day with my are school start.1! spending the wife." "At least the windows ;oing to be cleaned now." Plant supcrintendant Jacques tehard said the company has rMjuKsLs for the schedule 'from all over, especially from men dotag the same Lyre of work t s we do here." Mr. Cote said Canadian Liq- uid Air is sufficiently happy with ilit play to IM trying it out al two other plants in Montreal East. Town plans to change its slogan TISDALE, Sask. (CP) _ The town of Tisdale may be on the verge of doing it again. Last year, it caused a stir by adopting "the land of rape and honey" as its slo- gan to publicize its rapesced and honey industry. A Chamber of Commerce official said recently that, with the fight waged in the area this year to control the Bertha army worm that in- fested the rapesced, per- haps the slogan should be changed to "the land of rape and bertha control." PRICES EFFECTIVE Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 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