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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, 13, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Commune dwellers no sex, drug maniacs First metric sign Winnipeg mayor Stephen Juba, left, and Steven- son Gossage, chairman of the metric commission of Canada, examine the city's first metric traffic sign, installed at the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street. After 1977, Canada's year for adopting the metric system, the kilometer figures will be larger than the miles per hour figures. SEMI-ANNUAL KERBER FLOORS 1251 2nd Avenue South Phone 327-0023 SAU ENDROLLS REMNANTS CONTRACT CARPETS VINYL SHEET GOODS Open Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. Poppy farmers back in fields ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Poppy farmers will not be allowed to extract opium gum from poppy pods when they resume cultivation next month after a two-year ban, Premier Bulent Ecevit an- nounced Thursday. He said the decision, made at a cabinet meeting, Would be a major step in preventing il- legal trafficking in opium. The decision meant that government agencies will buy the pods from the farmers before harvesting Poppy cultivation was bann- ed in 1972 under strong pressure from the United States, which said 80 per cent of the heroin reaching U.S. ad- dicts originated in Turkish poppy fields. The United States agreed to pay the more than Turkish farmers million in compensation, but they said it wasn't enough. OTTAWA (CP) A popular view of commune dwellers as sex maniacs and rebels against society is scorned by a Canadian Council on Social Development study The study report, released by the council Thursday, says researchers found nothing to justify notions that commune members are "free loaders, sex and drug maniacs and non- contributing members of society While there is some sexual permissiveness in communes, sex does not have the "high priority that many outsiders would like to says the report written by Novia Carter, a council program director. And commune residents had a "refreshing hve-and-let-live philosophy They did not re- ject society. The study of 26 communes in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces was done over a four-month period recently. The communes included rural and urban concerned with farming, others with crafts and still others with spiritual growth. Ms. Carter says that most commune dwellers interview- ed came from educated and affluent families. Their fathers were professionals or top-level businessmen or self- employed. Lottery draw at Hamilton HAMILTON (CP) Draw- ing for the third Canadian Olympic lottery Nov. 18 will take place at Hamilton Place, a cultural centre here, it was announced today. Julien Cote, general manager of the lottery, said today at a news conference that final negotiations for holding the drawing here have been completed. The drawing for the two grand prizes of million each and another million to be split among about ticket holders will be telecast na- tionally by the CTV network and by some CBC stations. Most of those interviewed were on good terms with their families. "They do not con- sider the adoption of com- munal living as rebellion against their parents." Though many of their values were different they managed to keep "open lines of commu- nication" with their parents. "They are not very quick to place judgments on sectors of society that they believe hold values different from their Ms. Carter says. They brushed aside' some values from the past but included others with new attitudes The author says that out- siders appear to have an exag- gerated idea about sexual ac- tivity in communes While there often was a cas- ual attitude toward sex in communes, commune dwellers did not stress sex There were strong and lasting ties between individuals. The report says many of commune residents have un- iversity degrees and have worked for a couple of years before joining communes "All individuals voiced the desire to continue learning and appeared highly motivated to do Few considered communal living an experiment, although some suggested they might move on to other groups or other activities later. Most commune dwellers adapt well, Ms Carter says. See the light. Wiser's Northern Light. One of the smoothest whiskies ever blended in Canada. rewarding blue apprenticeship programs.... a chance to earn more money be proud of your skills and achieve professional status in the trades! Apprenticeship is training on-the-job supported by training in a trades school. It's a Provincial-Federal program and is operated in co-operation with Alberta employers. "Rewarding blue" apprenticeship programs provide the opportunity for persons in the "blue collar" field to achieve professional status as Journeymen. Qualified people are in demand throughout the province. The pay is above average and opportunity for advancement is excellent. Alberta's Apprenticeship Training Program could be your ticket to a successful career. For facts on the program, clip and mail the "blue collar" coupon. TO: Apprenticeship Registry 6th Floor IBM Building 10808 99 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta Or conlact the following office of the Apprenticeship and Tradesmen's Qualification Branch: Lelhbndge Administration Building, Street 3rd Ave. N. 328-4471 MANPOWER AND LABOUR Apprenticeship Branch ;