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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - November 5, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press thursday november 5, 1970 French toughen attitude to drugs by Anne head at the opening of the film Paris special owns the i Woodstock m Paris in july to Wiz re this week of More than Willce deployed outside the me milion Worth of pure heroin i he Champ the biggest haul Ever made by that Dealmo French police reflects a new Tough attitude by the French authorities towards drug trafficking. In the past year 311 people have been arrested on Traffick ing charges and prosecuted for using drugs. In the Mediterranean port of Marseilles the biggest european base for handling and manufacturing illegal drugs the narcotics Bureau has been reinforced by 50 police inspectors in the last three months. This activity comes in the Wake of French press reports of american anxiety about the Marseilles drug Trade said to be a major source for the . Underground Market. Interior minister Raymond Marcellin visited Washington recently for discussion with ils. Attorney general John Mitchell and an agreement Between the two countries pledging a common Effort to fight drug trafficking is expected to be signed in de Cember. Until two years ago the drug problem in France was a minor one. A few sophisticated people smoked marijuana at parties for three hours with a pop festival would Appeal to the Young which it did and no doubt with the bogey of student riots in their minds the police Force in fighting Armor was there to show it meant business. The and the harder drugs were to be found in the Small cheap hotels in the latin Quarter usually frequented by foreigners. But now Young people travel More extensively particularly to Bri Tain and in the last year to the . And they Are fervent fans of the music of the rolling stones the beatles and Bob Dylan All heroes of the British acid North american drug Cul Ture. Young people filed in ignoring the police sat Down and started lighting up the hashish. Two hours later the Cine a had become a hazy smoking Den. The first French doctor to re Alize the serious threat drugs could become was or. Claude Olivenstein a psychiatrist at one of the state hospitals in a Paris suburb. He wrote his thesis on Ltd 25, and has recently published a Book called la Drogue dealing with All aspects of drug taking with emphasis on French youth and comparisons with . Habits and treatment. I am very pessimistic about the or. Olivenstein says "1 had been promised the possibility of starting a free clinic somewhere Between Day top Haight Ashbury medical free clinic in san Francisco and Phoenix House which is now being used experimentally in England. That idea has been vetoed. I have a daily Psychia tric consultation in a suburban Hospital but it is not easy to reach. Twice a week i have an evening consultation in a Paris dispensary Only one is intended for addicts but now both evenings Are taken up with this an average of 18 patients an eve Ning and the average age is be tween 16 and i or. Olivenstein 37, had lore seen that after the disillusion of the 1968 revolt French youth could easily become prey to the same addiction he had witnessed in the United states. France is a poor country barely ahead of Italy and Spain Cigar peril stressed London renter smoke from Small cigars has a greater tumor producing effect than that from Ordinary cigarettes researchers reported wednes Day. Their findings based on Ani Mal tests came As a Surprise to smokers who puff cigars in the belief that they Are less harmful than cigarettes. Britain s tobacco research Council said in a report that nicotine in Cigar smoke is much More readily absorbed in the Mouth than cigarette smoke. The study also suggests that the smoker who takes a Long draw on a cigarette is in less danger than one who takes a Short pull because the larger puff has had less tumor producing effect on mice. The cancer causing effect of the smoke has been checked by its action in producing tutors on the skin of mice and it May be possible in time to identify the responsible compounds it said. Capitol height the . Capitol rises to a height of 287 feet. In our treatment of drug Addic Tion. Since january i have taken on 150 addicts i cannot take on asked what happened to thus he could not treat he shrugged his shoulders wearily. No there is one other Hospital ser vice that will treat addicts in there Are no real Means. Curin drug addiction is not an Over night affair. Now addicts a treated As criminals or Menta cases neither of which is usually True. There is no definite Socia pattern. They come from Al classes often from North Afri can and mixed marriage Back grounds or kinds with too much Money and not enough Home life. Cafes particularly in the latin Quarter Are the meeting places. They Start off smoking hashish but one in 20 will be come an addict going on to heroin and the amphetamines. France cannot and will not pay the Cost of tackling this a new Law now before the Senate will make people Selling drugs liable to up to 10 years in prison and Fine while the addict could get up to one year in prison and a 400-franc Fine. Those addicts who Volunteer for treatment will escape penalties be treated anonymously and freely Al though if they Stop treatment they will then be liable for prosecution. As or. Olivenstein Points out this is Fine if the Means of treatment Are available. But he is extremely sceptical about the government s position. He Al Leges that there is collusion be Ween highly placed members of the administration and the mafia who Supply drugs. A when Russel in t hush sending recorded messages he listens to his built in radio. Kumor has it that someone somewhere is giving us lot of free publicity. You Tea when we built our portable cassette tape recorders we made sure they d come in Handy. So in addition to the simple to work cassette tape recorder we included an my am radio. In one Model we even put a True radio with separate speakers. In All of them we put fast Forward and fast rewind. And automatic recording level indicators. Capstan drive for constant Speed and better sound. And almost All of them we built to work on batteries or House current. So walk into any Panasonic dealer and ask to see one of our Many Many cassette tape recorders. Tell our dealer Russell sent you. Panasonic1 just slightly ahead of our time. C t. Raw . A or m Fuff pwt my of hot St. Iamb Croft 215 win Crown Ramo it 1 it Ifim St. 9. Mikut Home furniture 510 winning w. T. Snowdon 2si him duct hwy., e. Pm Wei Eva a mists 133 is 355 Eft co. Ltd. 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