Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 27, 1969 · Page 13
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Crab Industry OTTAWA - "A real success story" was how federal Fisheries and Forestry Minister Jack Davies recently described the rapid expansion of Canada's Atlantic queen crab industry. Twenty new plants are now! ... . processing these crustaceans, Minister caught mostly in the St. Lawrence Gulf and off the east coast of Newfoundland. Tl catch was negligible in 196 in 1967, landings totaled 1.5 m lion pounds. The catch jumpe to 10 million pounds in 1968. E L E C T CARRELL DEACON COUNCILMAN Ward 2 VOTE DEACON On Nov. 4th He's Interacted In You, Economy In City Government, Better Working Relations Between City Council And The People. one is more than an all-purpose charge card. Now, BankAmericard introduces a Check Reserve Plan that protects you against overdrawing your checking account. Your do-anything 1 , buy-anything, go-anywhere Bank- Americard now offers you another built-in convenience: Bounceproof Checking... a guarantee- against overdraft checks. . · · · · · . Let's say you wish to issue a check for more than your balance. Instead of issuing an overdraft to your account, your bank notifies BankAmericard. BankAmericard deposits money into your account, to cover the overdraft up to your account limit. Naturally this' service will also protect you if you make a mistake in your checking account total, or if you write a check that clears before your deposit reaches the bank. To qualify you need only be a BankAmericard holder with a good checking account record with any BankAmeri- card bank. Your existing checks can be used for this service. Take advantage of "bounceproof" checking. Fill out an application at any BankAmericard bank. You need only one... why carry two? Be sure to'see the Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass TV color special "The Brass Are Coming," KOA-TV Channel 4 at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29th, brought to you by your BankAmericard merchants in Greeley and across the Nation. DON'T FORGET TO V O T E TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK or GREKLEY. COLORADO Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Deposits Insured to 515,000.00 FIRST... Mon., Oct. 27, 1969 GREELEY TRIBUNE Page 13 'Open Door Clinic' Patients Shun Establishment Facilities By LORRIE BORING Associated Press Writer SEATTLE (AP) -- Behind the weathered red walls of a turn sledown building in Seattle's University District, doctors and nurses are volunteering time to ;reat and counsel alienala young people on their own .ernis. Eighty per cent o£ the youths who climb the wooden steps to the Open Door Clinic use illici: drugs. But the ailments for which they come to the free medical facility range from drug addiction to the common cold. The reason: they want noth ing to do with Establishmen' lospitals or doctors. Neither will they accept medical treat ment from anyone who criticiz s them for using marijuana , amphetamines, or drugs. The Open Door Clinic is one o 10 such free medical facilities in cities around the nation. The Seattle clinic, started two years ago on a stake of $87,'is the onlj one which has been able to oper ale continuously, its director says. The others are staffed ir regularly, when money is donat ed to pay for medicine, electric "ty and telephones. Lack of Money But the Seattle clinic faces in sufficient government funding irograms and pressure from po- ice to provide information, on patients who use'drugs. With drug usage increasing many health officials are ques ioning whether their profession requires that they also be moralists and law enforcers. Seat le's clinic Is joined by the other centers in refraining from overt moral statements and offering instead a soft sell approach in an attempt to reach- the prob- ems that precipitate drug abuse. The Open Door Clinic, offer- ng medical and counselinf reatment, operates with aboui 200 lay and professional volun- eers, 39 of whom are doctors. A ihysician is required to spenc it least two nights per month at he clinic to remain on the agency's active list. Clinic director Al Weese said clinic physicians do not take a stand against drug usage, nor do they file reports on drug-us ng patients with city police. Dr John Green, a member of the clinic's board of directors, said '!£ we did, the kids wouldn': come near us." Green mentioned one youth who suffered a severe leg laceration but would not go to a hos- ital because he had marks rom a heroin needle on his irm. The youth was treated al he clinic and released. Weese estimates that although 0 per cent of the clinic's pa- ients use illegal drugs, only bout 20 per cent of the. treatments given are for drug abuse. ost cases involve what Green alls "a huge area of kids who on't want to communicate with heir parents or the Establishment in any way--even for treatment of a cold." Green, who also is director of ne University of Washington ieizure Clinic, added, "Drugs ire only an agent--there must ie a problem that precipitates !rug abuse." Pollen Angry It is this attitude toward drug users, however, that has drawn ire of police officials upon be clinic and many of the treatment centers. Lt. Dave Hart of the Seattle 'olice Narcotics Division says ailing drug abusers is inadequ- te, but he asks, "If you make it )o free for kids, is it making rug usage too easy?" Hart has never visited the linic and says he doesn't want o put the "stigma" of narcotics gents on it. He said he would ke a file kept on the clinic's atients and "some sort of coop- ration." Green said police "assume ie clinic sanctions drug usage ecause it offers treatment to eople who are suspected of or ave been charged with drug buse." The police believe, he said, that the physician or counselor must be a moralist, physician nd policeman all at once." Clinic personnel also must be Drofessional fund raisers. The Seattle facility · now" depends solely on gifts, and a $12,oq» jrant from a local company will eep it running until next April. Many of the financial prob- ,ems stem from the lack of unding programs for drug abuse. Knox Price, regional director of the National Institute of Mental Health in San Fran- iscOj said there are various federal programs for narcotics addiction but these do not cover drug abuse -- the cases of drug users on "bad trips." Worse Problem "The drug abuse problem is much greater than narcotics addiction problems," he said, "but rccause of the lag in legislation it is almost impossible to fund drug abuse programs." A lU-month state departmenl other grant ran out June 30 and a renewal was denied as were federal funding requests by the clinic. O p e r a t i o n s cpntinuet through the summer,'on money earned at temporary' facilities at a rock music festival. The clinic, which treats an estimated 500 young people each month, is the city's third mosl often used referral health agency, Weese said. Audrey McCoy of the Seattle Irisis Clinic, a nonprofit organization treating emergencies 6: all kinds, said the clinic is "an excellent resource and a very effective agency for those to whom. it.'is appropriate." She said her agency, refers a large proportion of persons in their iate teens and early 20s to the Open Door Clinic. Superior Court Judge Charles Smith is one of the numerous community leaders on the din- .c's board of directors. "If J didn't agree with its philosophy ! wouldn't be on the board,'.' he said.., . - . · - . , : . About once every two. weeks clinic staffers testify in Smith's court and numerous others in cases dealing with drug usage. Weese said the clinic usually is asked to give evidence that a client had gone to the clinic for lelp or to. testify that the clinic will offer therapeutic treatment .0 the client. 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