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Page Six

I HE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, October 22, 1970

Page Six IHE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, October 22, 1970

Underground drug-test center
checks for harmful substitutions

DAILY OFFICIAL
UI U TW E W TUWT1

By ZACH SCHILLER
An underground drug testing
center which will make cost-
free chemical analyses of drugs
whose contents are uncertain
has been established in A n n
Arbor by candidate f o r state
representative Don Koster.
Koster s a y s he set up the
testing center because he is
concerned about people who use
hallucinatory and other drugs
which a r e not the substance
they are sold as.
Substitutes and additives in
heroin, mescaline, ST?, THC,
amphetamines and other drugs
are "making people sick," claims
Koster. He believes his service
can spot the substitutes a n d
thus prevent those harmful ef-
fects.
The center has not been offi-
cially sanctioned by the police
and Lieut. Det. Eugene Stau-
denmair says that "in no way.
can we (the police) sanction or
Utter doesn't throwv
itself away:litter
doesn't just happen.
People cause it-and'
only people can prevent,
it."People"means you.
Keep America Beautiful.
"(dvertising contributed
for the public good

overlook" the. drug testing cen-
ter.
Staudenmair adds that Koster
is "well aware" that "anytime
anyone is caught with the. drugs
they're subject to prosecution."
But Koster set up his center,
because he believes drug use is
a matter of individual choice,
and that the "drug problem"
can not be solved by passing re-
strictive laws or calling in the
police.
"I think the police understand
they can't solve the drug prob-
lem," Koster says. The only way
to solve the problem, he claims,
is to start telling people t h e
truth and a way to do that is to
tell them what drugs they are
actually taking.
If a person wants a drug
analysed by the center, he is re-
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quired to drop it into Koster's
mailbox along, with a made up
nine-digit number. The drug is
then put through a spectrometer
analysis, which reveals what the
drug is composed of.
The person then can call back
in a few days, tell Koster his
number, and Koster will tell
him exactly what is in the drug.
So far, Koster says he has
found the results of his service
rather shocking. Of seven drugs
which were supposedly mesca-
line, none actually were. One
turned out to be aspirin with
food coloring added, while the
others includded such other
drugs as. STP, belladonna, and
LSD.

! IS ULjLL JI EN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
Day Calendar
School of Natural Resources Con-
ference; Recreation Development of
Industrial Forest Lands: Michigan
League, 8:30 a.m.
Resonance Group Seminar: R. Shaw,
"Comparison of Opticau Properties of
Crystalline and Amorphous Arsenic
and Tri-Selenide and Applics. to De-
vices, P&A Colloq. Rm., 12 noon.
Near Eastern Languages and Liter-
ature Lecture: Prof. D. N. Freedmon,
San Francisco Theological Seminary,
"The Future of Jewish-Christian Re-
lations: A VBackward View": Aud, A,
Angell1.Hall, 4 p.m.
Nuclear Colloquium: R. Shoup, "A
Study of Trnangle T equals I Electro-
magnetic Transitions and the 54 Fel
(3He, Dr) 54 Co Reaction," P & A
colloq. Rm., 4 p.m.
Speech Student Lab Theatre: "La

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Music" and "Four Dialogues," Arena Sociocom, latest issue avail. now at
Theatre, Frieze Bldg., 4:10 p.m. Career Planning.
University Varsity and Concert Bands: N. Y. State Dept. of Civil Service,
George Cavender, conductor, H 111i brochure describing Professional Ca-
Aud., 8 p.m. reers with N.Y.C.S. is at Career Plan-
ning. Sample exam questions includ-
G e e a V ic s ed in brochure. Exams for past grad-'
l! 1 uatesand Jan. 71 grads only will be3
Regent's Meeting: Nov. 20. Communi. given between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
All other seniors between March 15
cations for consideration at this meet-
ing must be in the President's hands and April 15. Application available.
no later than Nov. 5. Latin American Teaching Fellow-
School of Education monthly research sips nobeingoferedtpre- d
seminars: Educational Change Team of posh-doctoral students for teaching
ISR, "Crisis, Conflict and Change in and research in L. Am. Applications
the High Schools," (1st seminar) Nov. are open to persons who are now or
4, Schorling Aud., 4 p.m. have studied at U.S. and Canadian
4, Scorlig Auc., 4p~m.uniyrsities.
Pev ospital Admin., School of Public
Pl Centen tServte Health, program description available
at Career Planning.
3200 S.A.B. The Ohio State University, Student
Announcements: Further informa- Personnel Work at Ohio State, graduate
tion available at Career Planning, 32001 asst. ships for 1971-72 through coun-1
S.A.B. ! (Continued on Page 7)
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