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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BUS TOURS California Arizona 16 Doys October 2T ea. (Double Occupancy) For Information and booking! contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridgc, Alberta, Saturday, September 23, 1972 PAGES 17 TO 32 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. PHONE 328-7121 Now Arriving: THE NEW EUROPEAN FALL EYE FASHIONS for 1973 Neiv methadone regulations Drug policy 'ridiculous By JOE MA Herald SiaH Writer The new federal policy pat- ting lighter control on the pre- scipUon of methadone in the treatment of drug addicts is ridiculous and goes nowhere to- ward solving the problem, says a Lethbridge general practition- er. Dr. John McTavish was com- menting on the policy, intro- duced July 1, requiring physi- cians to obtain special licences and do mountainous paper work hi using methadone, a synthet- ic narcotic drug. 'Methadone is an innocent drug, a useful Dr. Mc- Tavish said. "It is unwise for the government to get involved in the medical profession's pre- scription of drugs." Dr. McTavish said he is no longer using methadone be- of the "punitive mea- cause sure.1 Under the policy, a physician has to prepare "eight to Senator and former prei congratulations from Dr. Bill honorary doctorate degree. imier Ernest Manning accepts Beckel after presentation of Dr. Claude Bisseli has his robe adjusted by U of L registrar Jack Oviatt following presentation of honorary doctorate. Chief Judge L. 5. Turcofte, first chancellor of tha U of L, receives honorary degree from his successor, Dr. James Oshiro. Roloff Beny receives honorary doctorate from U of L Chancellor Dr, James Oshiro. pages of application, eight to 10 jages each time methadone is prescribed, eight to 10 pages every month in a brief." "I am not saying there shouldn't be any control in the use of he said. 'But there is too much red tape." He said doctors are trained :o use drugs any drugs in a responsible manner. "The government is making things he said. Dr. McTavish said he Is no longer seeing local patients who need methadone because "I want nothing to do with metha- done anymore." Dr. Scott Angus, a Lethbridge psychiatrist, however said the new policy is good. "Metha- done can be abused, and there should be effective ho said. Under the new policy, a pa- tient can only take under supervision so he cannot give it to others, Dr. Angus said. Dr. Hobert Clark, executive director of the Alberta Medical Association, said the AMA sup- ports the new policy on metha- done and requires all Alberta physicians to 'check with t h methadone control and evalua- tion committee of the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission each time metha- done is prescribed. Dr. McTavish said he agreed that some patients given meth- adoae might give it to others, but "a methadone addict u more useful than a heroin ad- diet." "Very few people realize ths agony in the treatment of drug he said. U must be responsibility' By RON CALDWELI, Herald Staff Writer A university must be above responsibility for its actions in its effort to discover and pass along knowledge, says Dr. Bill Beckel, president of the Univer- sity of Letlibridge. He made the comment Fri- day following his official instal- lation as the second president of the U of L. He has been president since Dr. Sam Smith left last year. Dr. Beckel told the convoca- tion: "Almost the only available agency to find out, to know and to pass on knowledge is the university. "The university must shelter and develop thinkers, experi- menters, inventors, teachers and students who, without re- sponsibility for action, will ex- plore the phenomenon of life and endeavor to understand it. "My position is that the uni- everything. Universities In the 1950s and 60s tried to respond to all demands and, as a re- sult, left Uie shore of conserva- tive security and almost drown- ed. Society has resuscitated the universities by providing other agencies such as vocational schools and colleges, to take some of the load off of univer- sities, he said. Dr. Beckel said it Is not the university's job to train people for jobs: its primary task must xs concerned with values. "The university should sot each values as such. It teaches See other U of L coverage pages Tr IB, 19 onfrontaiion of values. The tudent is led up to the point vhere he must decide for him- lie said. In looking back on history, versity in all this is beyond re- Dr. Beckel said universities He said if (lie university com- lave been a major factor in tha events and actions that "Not all information cornea rom the universities but MOVING? "Honorary degrees conferred. Dr. Bill Beckel receives the president's robe from Dr. F. Q. Quo, dean of arts and science and Dr. Russell Leskiw, dean of education, mite itself to anything more, it changed world, runs the risk of drowning in flood of misunderstanding. "To avoid drowning, support nowhere else in society may we and use the he except, even demand, relevant said. information consciously and "But be careful. If you force consistently. There is nowhere the university to do more than else where it has been done i OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES ART DIETRICH DENTURE CUNIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz nldcj. 222 5th St. S. PScme 328-4095 PARK'S-NEILSON'S Dry Cleaners Ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 tlh St. S. and 15 HA 9th Ave.S. PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 327-777) hour lervfce tailoring blocking and lealher processing Perfect pleot drapery processing WEEKEND SPECIAL! Family Dinner FOR 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN Chicken Chow Main Sweet and Sour Spareribe Deep Fried Breaded or Pineapple. Chicken Chicken Fried Rice ALL FOR ONIY Delivered lo Your Home Piptnfl Hotl OPEN SUNDAY and MONDAY IT a.m. to 9 p.m. PHONE THE 327-0240 327-2297 LOTUS Acrotl From The CPR Depot Honorary doctorate degrees were conferred on four notable Canadians during the first day f the official opening cere- monies at the University of Lethbridge. Roloff Bcny, formerly of Leth- iridge and Medicine Hat, who las won world acclaim for his art and photography; Ernest farming, former premier of Al- >erta and now a member of Canada's Senate, Dr. Claude Sissell, former president of tha University of Toronto; and Chief Judge L. S. Turcofte, the first chancellor of the U of I, re- ceived honorary degrees. Dr. Bill Beckel described Mr. Beny as, "An Albcrtan who is man for all countries, an ar- tist whose creative talents are recognized far beyond the boun- daries of Canada, a man who has brought honor to our country, our province, to our cily." Dr. Bisseli also received high "YOU" really don't have to have a special occasion In mind to SEND FLOWERS In fact one of nicest raaions to tend flowers Is "NO REASON AT ALL" CAU THE MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-TS15 from the U of L presl- tent. "A man of liimself, a man if the academy, a man of the world. A man who widened the lorizons of the Canadian uni- 'ersity by Ms writings, his peeches, his literature while developing at his own univer- sity the pinnacle of the aca- demy admired and emulated by us all." The honorary doctor of laws degree was conferred on Sen. Manning "in recognition of speed and stamina, of a very long period of remarkably clean government, of a national repu- tation for integrity, ability and accomplishment... in recogni- tion of a man who, by virture of the quality and quantity of his leadership, is now called Can- ada's senior statesman." Chief Judge Turcotte was de- scribed as "a man whose main ambition to be of ser- vice to the community has been clearly realized. A man whose concentration on the local and immediate has always been with an awareness of, and for the sake of, the universa' and the humanitarian man not only civilized but ac- tive also In tho interests ol civilization. VOTERS LIST COAIJDALE (HNS) The list of eligible electors for the. town of Coaldale and surround- ing district for the upcoming federal election has been post- ed in the Coaldale post office. AIR CONDITIONING Alton Refrigeration ltd. For tha buy in Air Conditioning Phone 327-5814 Eye Tiie Oddfellow and Rebekah xxlge in southern Alberta will or.duct its annual eye tests for re-school youngsters during September and October. The free clinic is open to chil- iren between the ages of four and six. Clinics will be held on the ollowing dates: County of Warner Sept. 26, Coutts School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Milk River Elementary School from 1 p.m. :o 4 p.m. Sept. 27, Warner School from L p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28, Raymond Element- ary School from 9 a.m. to 12 :.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. of Lethhrirlge Oct. 2, 3, Galbrailh School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from p.m. to 4 p.m. Kerber can within its irresponsible, stance, you will destroy it." The second president of the J of L said the university cannot and should not try to i Oct. 4, Lakeview Selwol from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Fleetwood Bawden School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 and 50th ANNIVERSARY GIFTWARE Excellent Selection Cupi and Musical Decanters 3 Tiered Caka PlatM Spoons Dinner Belli Sweet STARTING AT "Op DOWNTOWN Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street Soulh Phone SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS 5110 INSTALLED Phone Government Licensed Technician Repairs to Radios, Televisions and Tape Recorders. SONY LLOYDS -DUAL CUFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower Level PHONE 327-2822 BE A SENTIMENTAL SANTA Christmas is the ideal time of year to give your loved ones a truly fine portrait of yourself or your family and remem- ber Christmas cards personalized with a photograph of yourself, your children or your family are fhe most cherishing of all greeting cards. Call now for an appointment and Solve your most important gift giving pro- blems. Just phone 327-2673 or 327 2565 MAKE NO MISTAKE! You know the name but Ths address is new 1224-3rd Ave. South opposite the Elks Club ;