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Wednesday, Novembr 24,197,6

THE MICHIGAN DAILY ,

Page Three

Wednesday, Movem* 24, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Kids smoke more marijuana,
and take fewer hard drugs,

WASHINGTON (AP) - A gov- "THE PROBLEM is not go-
ernment, survey released yes- ing away," he said. "On the*
terday shows that American other hand, we are not report-
young people are using mari- ing any dramatic upturn eith-
juana more often, but the over- er."
whelming majority continues to He said the studies show "an:
frown on other drugs. apparent stabilization in drug
The survey of 17,000 high use and the attitudes toward
school seniors showed that near- drugs in general. There is a
ly 53 per cent said they had very strong strain of conserva-
tried marijuana at some point tive attitudes in the American:
and one out of five had used public toward drug use."
the drug at least 20 times dur- The Michigan researchers
ing the preceding year. compared results of the 19761
poll with a similar survey of
EIGHT per cent said they the 1975 graduatingclasses and
had smoked marijuana almost found that the number who re-
dailyduring the month preced- ! ported trying marijuana rose
ing the survey. I from 47 per cent to 52 per cent.
The poll of the 1976 graduat- The number reporting regular!
ing classes of 130 schools across use of the drug throughout the
the nation was conducted by year increased from 16 per cent
the University of Michigan's in 1975 to 19 per cent a year
Institute for Social Research. later. The number reporting the
The study was commissioned: daily use was 6.1 per cent in
by the National Institute on 1975 and 8.1 per cent in 1976.
Drug Abuse, which released the
findings. BUT the number who report-
ed trying other drugs was far l
Dr. Robert DuPont, director smallrndremaind stble r!
of the national institute, told a smaller and r s ainedstae or
news conference that the sur- For example, 11.1 per cent of
vey of high school seniors ,and the 1976 seniors said they had
two related studies "represent tred9Ls, sh dtheymha.6
major advances in our knowl- tried LSD, slight drop from 11.6
edge' about drug abuse trends. per cent for the previous year.
In hth vears. ahnt 17 nerI

cent reported trying tranquiliz
ers and no more than two per
cent said they were regular us
ers during the preceding month
IN BOTH years, barely tw
per cent said they had tried her
oin and less than 10 per cen
reported strying cocaine.
Less than one per cent re
ported regular use of the har
narcotlcs during the previous
year.
Questioned about their atti
tudes toward drugs, more than
80 per cent of the 1976 class
said they disapproved of experi
menting with LSD, cocaine an
barbiturates and more than 90
per cent frowned on trying her
oin. About 75 per cent disap
proved of trying amphetamines
VIRTUALLY all disap-
proved of regular use of any of
those drugs.
The disapproval rating was
slightly higher in 1976 for al
drugs'hut marijuana.
As for marijuana, 38 per
cent disapproved of trying it
and 69 per cent frowned on us-
ing it regularly in 1976.
The number disapproving try-
ing it was about 47 per cent ir
1975 and for using it regularly

Arab nations discuss c
KUWAIT (1) - Ten Arab oil oil price increase would be a Iraqi Oil Minister Karim told
nations began a search yester- serious blow to the United reporters before the meeting
day for a common stance on oil States and to developing na- began: "Oil prices should be
prices, but appeared far apart tions, adjusted to inflation. The OPEC
r : on the amount of increaserthey Seven of the 10 nations taking must increase oil prices by at
- will seek when the oil cartel printemisral etI least 25 per cent."
.meets next month. Iraq said it arintemisra mtIg- ,-
meets nexmon th. Ierat saie ihere are among the 13 members The oil minister of Qatar, Ab-:
insists on 25 per cent, while of OPEC, which is scheduled dulaziz bin Khalifa al-Thani,
e some want it held to 10 per to decide in December whether agreed with the need for oil
cent or less. to raise the price of benchmark nations to protect themselves!
A member of the Saudi-led crude above the present level! against inflation but said the!
- moderate group called for a of $11.51 for a 42-gallon barrel. price increase should be be-!
d "judicious attitude so as not The last increase was ,in Octo- tween 10 and 15 per cent.
s to hit U. S. President-elect Jim- ber 1975.
my Carter with an economic SAUDI ARABIA has not spell--
- shock the same month he takes THOSE in both OPEC and the ed out its position but is thought
n ' office. Arab group meeting here are to want the increase held to
H 0 WA E V E R, Iraq Oil Mviin- a Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, about 8 per cent for fear of
isterW TaEyihra Ol in Algeria, Libya, Iraq and United further damage to the world*
d aster Tayih Abdul-Karim said Arab Emirates. Syria, Egypt rt
0 increases in prices of industrial' and Bahrain are attending the economy.
-, goods imported by Arab na- session here but are not mem-
- tions justifies a big price rise bers of OPEC. Iran; the second
by the Organization of Petro- largest oil exporter, is not an
leum Exporting Countries. Arab nation and is not attend- Fj

Mana Saeed Oteiba, the oilI
minister of the United Arab
Emirates, counselled a "judi-
cious attitude . .. on the price
issue, so that we don't push the!
U. S. into supporting our Israeli
enemy."
"We should not hit the new
American leader Carter with a
hard line on oil prices,".Oteiba
told reporters before the meet-
ing began. "If we do, we would
be doing exactly what the Zion-

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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price hikes

ists would like us to do."
He cautioned against "judging
Carter on the basis of his elec-
tion campaign utterances."
"We should give Catter a
chance to assume power and
handle problems realistically,"
he said.
Daily O f ,"al Bulletin
Wednesday, November 24, 1976
DAY CALENDAR
WUOM:eSpeaking of American
Music "The American Music Cen-
ter & Its Founders," 11 a.m.
CAAS: Charles D. Moody "Public
Education for Blacks in the U.S.,"
Ctr. Conf. Rm., 1100 S. University,
noon.
ISMRRD: William M. Cruickshank
"Extensions to Intellectually Normal
Neurologically Handicapped Chil-
dren," ISMRRD, 3 p.m.
Thanksgiving Recess: begins at 5
p.m.
PTP: Guest Artist Series: "Oh
What a Lovely War," Power Ctr.,
8 p..

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Wednesday, November 24, 1976
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James Akins, former U. S.
ambassador to Saudi Arabia,s
arrived here yesterday on what
Kuwait Radio described as a
'mission "to communicate Car-'
ter's views to the Arabs."
Akins was quoted as saying
on arrival that Carterasees the
Middle East situation and the
oil problem as "most important
issues which have reached a
perilous stage."
CARTER himself was quoted

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No full confession from Ray
unusual,' says chief counsel
WASHINGTON (R) - The pro-1 full interrogation or full con- agreed not to seek the dea
secution failure to obtain a full! fession by Ray," Sprague said. penalty if he would plead gu
confession from -James Earl This "is most unusual where ty.
Ray in return for accepting his somebody is pleading guilty to He answered affirmativ
guilty plea in the murder of the murder of an individual and when asked by the court bef
Dr. Martin Luther King was questions have arisen as to whe- . a
"im o s t unusual," Richard ther others were behind -it," he sity tmurdeoin the firsad
Sprague, chief counsel 'f the added. grinth i n he ist y
House Committee on Assassina- During a breakfast meeting killed Dr. Martin Luther lng
tions, said yesterday. with reporters, Sprague, who is But Ray told the court he
The failure is "one thing that directing the House investiga- "not acyept" statements
does stand out," Sprague told tion into the King murder and the prosecution and his own
reporters after reviewing de- the slaying of President John fense attorney that there w
tails surrounding Ray's confes- Kennedy, refused to discuss his no conspiracy in the slayin
sion to the April 1968 slaying. plans for interrogating Ray, Ray recently has attempted
now serving a 99-year prison reverse his guilty plea and ga
"WHEN arrangements were term. a new trial.
made for Ray to plead guilty,
the law enforcement agencies RAY admitted killing King ! S P R A G U E also outlin
never made as part of their on March 10, 1969, as part of his plans for simultaneous
plea bargain that there be a a bargain in which prosecutors vestigations into the King a

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as saying in Washington that a
large price boost "would be the:
xwrong way to start relationships
with OPEC nations."
Sen. Charles Percy, (R-111.),,
said Carter, in a closed, meet-!
ing with the Senate Foreign!
Relations Committee, had reaf-
ath-'
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