Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 18, 1971 · Page 1
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ronco By Jack Erv/in Pre-enrollment for the fall semester now is at 454. This total includes 266 men and 188 women. Approximately 175 of these are new students . This is ahead of pre-enrollment last year, but the largest influx will come during the first three weeks in August. At this time, enrollment will probably more than double. The men's section of the dorm is already full. There are only five spaces left in the women's section of the dorm. In addition to the 454 students who already have pre- enrolled, 86 more have applied for admission and will pre- enroll later. * * * Landscaping was discussed at the Board of Trustees meeting last week. Mary Stengel made a formal request that a rose garden be planted somewhere on campus. Along with this, Trustee John Collins suggested the college also plant some natural Kansas plants, such a* yucca 'and sagebrush. There are 96 students enrolled an summer school at G.C.C.J.C. The classas include psychology, sociology, philosophy, college math, general chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, speech, music his- tory and ' appreciation, oil painting I and II, health education an English. j The psychology course is a i special extension coursa from 'the University of Kansas. With i this course, there are actually 112 attending classes at the college this summer. * * * The first summer Student G-overnment Association meet- in will be 8 p.m. Friday. The meeting will be held at 1803V& Mike's Drive. The agenda includes homecoming plans, orientation plans, suggestions for names for the college buildings, election of the summer S. G. A. vice-president and treasurer and discussion of traffic regulations. * * * Chartes Michael, registrar, and Ron Hopkins, dean of student services, have-been busy sending letters to incoming fresihrnen inviting them to an-, informal come-and-go coke- aJid-doughniut get-togetor that will be tonigfht - from 7:30 to 8:30. Students who were on campus this year will be presenit to answer questions and to tell it like it is. Information about financial aiids ; awards and scholarships wM be 'available. No longer confined to sweaters, shirts, socks, knits move into slacks. Double knit slacks that move with you wherever you go. DayKnits that shed wrinkles, keep their press, launder beautifully. Truely relaxed beltless extended waistband styling in argyle patterns mini or maxi. Your now and future in slacks. DayKnits by Day's. 100% Fortrel® polyester. Only £2.11 MEN'S WEAR War Hard to Forget without 'Heroin Help By EDWARD CODY Associated Press Wr|f«r FT. BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Pfc. John P. says he volunteered for action in Vietnam because he was afraid of getting hooked in the drug culture around Ft. Bragg and the Army town of FayettevUle. Last week John, not his real name, returned here addicted to heroin. His savings were ravaged and his body was drained by months of taking heroin in Vietnam. "I hadn't heard about drugs being the main problem over there," he said, "I hadn't heard of anybody coming back from over there in bad shape from drugs." Three congressmen back from a study trip to the war zone estimated—about 'the time, a wiser John arrived back at Ft. Bragg—that 60,000 American soldiers have shared his bitter lesison. Most -are about John's age, 19. The GIs have learned that the powder offered for sale by Vietnamese outside virtually every base brings the promises escape from an ugly war but with it debilitation and addiction. John arrived in Vietnam in April of last year, 11 months •after he enlisted following graduation form a suburban San Juan, P.R., high school. His path to -addiction started with a few puffs of marijuana at weekend parties while in high school. In Vietnam, he manned an M60 machine gun atop an armored personnel carrier based at Bon Son, about 250 air miles north of Saigon. On one patrol he was blasted from his perch by an exploding mine and landed uninjured on soft ground. It was 'his closest brush with death. Determined, John touched no drugs, for .the first three momiths. He had come to the war zone because his experiments with heroin at Ft. Bragg had frightened him. Then the loneliness. "Being so far away from home . . en your birthday ... on Christmas . . . you thought of that ail the time." In July his resolve buckled. First some marijuana to put a rosy hue on the solitude, a few days later some heroin, within a week—regular snorts, about three weeks later he tried—and faEed—to snap back. "One day I wanted to go without any because we had to go out on a mission on foot that was important and I didn't want to take any. I didn't make it. "I started to sweat, chills—Li other words, the 'Joneses.' I suddenly realized I was hooked." By the time John turned 19 Aug. 5, he was a combat veteran and a dope addict. Finding heroin to feed the Cleaving was easy. You walked out of camp and down to the nearby Bon Son Rivor and Hado's The/11 Do It Every Time ® EFORE THE SAME THERE'S AN AWAYOF NIFORMED ATTENDANTS HELPING fessfa^ ATTENDANT IN SISHT , handed $3.50 to the girls who ' also sold Cokes. | I That was the first time. John j ^ learned within 24 hours that the! j white powder could be pur- : chased still more cheaply He; bought a carton of cigarettes ati the post exchange for Si.70 and j traded it for an inch-high plas-; tic vial of 90 per cent pure he-' roin. ! "This went on and then I started buying two or three, and sometimes it came to where I had 5 or 10 vials in my j pocket, just for my own person-; al use and for the others 1 around." "You work high, you don't mind working. You have your leisure time and your high, and you don't mind what you're doing. No hassle. No trouble. Hardly anyone notices it." Detection was a remote worry. Sergeants and junior officers often looked the other way, according to John, "Just about everybody got a Httle hangup," said John. "The one who didn't use smack (heroin) smokes marijuana. And the one who doesn't smoke marijuana drinks." John paid for his five to eight vials a day by selling cases of soft drinks, rain ponchos, C-rations, most of them stolen. He sent nearly his whole paycheck to his family in Puerto Rico, amassing $700 in his account 'by the time his 13-month tour ended. He said he didn't really need the money from the paychecks while in Vietnam, "just enough to get started in business. The business was resellin marijuana and other drugs to GIs. The prices mounted drastically when John arrived home in Puerto Rico last month for a 30-day leave at the end of his Vietnam tour. He brought back 15 vials of heroin in his pockets. But they were soon consumed and John began draining his $700 bank account. "I had to spend S20 a day just to get off." he said. "For what I was getting for SI.70 over there. -I was paying S25, and here in Favetteville, you have to pay $40." By the time John arrived back at Ft. Bragg last week he had spent his savings, about $400 of it on drug:. He showed up at the base with $50 and spent it the same night to stave off the agony of withdrawal. The next day, broke, chained to his habit and facing another year in the Army. John walked into Ft. Bragg's drug treatment center. After four days of Army-administered mediadone, a heroin substitute. John was declared physically free of his addiction. He was given calmant pills to- last foui' days after his last methadone shot. \ Page 2 Garden City Telegram j Friday, June 18, 1971 j "And after the pills, I'll just,;;.] i be on my own," he said. Not really. Ft. Bragg's treatment center will offer continuing counseling to help John i over the physialogical hump. 'He can join "rap session" and iget treatment in "mental hy- ! giene" at the base hospital. I The Army says only one- i fourth of the soldiers seeking, treatment at Ft. Bragg first' I took heroin in Vietnam. More*"' I than half had tried it' befwjar •* i joining the Army, the figures*" (indicate. . .. a ;,. i But in Vietnam it was cheap;";,,; •j er stronger and more plentiful:""" ! And the war was hard to forget..'^ .without help. ';'_';•" Delight your Dad Show him how much he's appreciated with an Ambassador card that's as special u he It. See our handsome collection and let an Ambassador card be "your personal envoy of good taste." Morris Drug & Book Store 312 N. Main 276-3231 32S N. Main 276-3001 SW Social Security Visit Dates Are Set A representative of the Dodge City social security office wffll visit itihe Gatrdftn Cdity area dixrinig July, August and September. Citizens should contact their social security office wthen tbey ireadi reitirememlt iage, if •Khey become disabled or if a worker in the family dies. Those who need to contact itfae office may call or viisiiit the Dodge City Office, 117 E. Spruce, Smistead of waiting for the represenltaatiive to visit their localities. Speakers are available >ait no coat. Office bourns for the Dodge Oiity office are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday itfarough Fni- diay, 'amid the telephone number is 227-8591. Most residents in AsibJanid, Hooker, Kinsley, TexJhoma, liberal and Garden Oiity may make toU-iree calls to the social security office by dialing the operator and 'asking for Enterprise 2-0338. The Dodge City repneisemfca- tive will visit the Garden Cffiy area a>ec<wd!imig to the Mlow- ing schedule: Garden City, Dodge Med Center Is Given $122,270 Grant WASHINGTON (AP) — The Dodge City, Kan., Medical Center has been given a $122,270 grant for. a pilot health maintenance program, government sources said Wednesday. In announcing the grant, Sens. James Pearson and Bob Dole said the money will come from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. It will be used to determine the feasibility of creating a health maintenance organization in Southwest Kansas. The project will be carried out in Ford, Hodgeman, Gray, Meade and Clark Counties. courtihouse basement, 9:30 'a.m. to noon Joily 6, 13, 20, Aug. 3, 10, 17, Sept. 7, 14, 21; Elkhart, courthouse, 10:30 a.m. to noon Jujy 8, Aug. 5, Sept. 9; Hugoton, courthouse, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 23; Ulysses, commiisskxhiers room, 9 a.m. to moon July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30; Dighton, community room, 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 11; Scott City, federal buidtog, 10 a.m. to noon July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 16; Syracuse, commissioners room, 9 a.m. to noon MT July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 22; md Tribune, city Ml, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. MT July 22. Gunmen Hit Queens Bank a Second Time NEW YORK (AP) _ A Queens bank held up exactly one week earlier and robbed of $30,000 wais (hit again Thursday by three gunmen. 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