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Vol. LXXXI1, No. 16-S. Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, June 1, 1972 Ten Cents Eight Pages

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ix n e n sPoland, talks to
Cong9ress today
WARSAW (N-Tens of thousands of shouting and sing-
ing Poles welcomed President Nixon to this Communist
capital yesterday in a warm, boisterous greeting.
Nixon flew here from Tehran, Iran, where a series of
terrorist bombings caused tight security to be imposed on
his departurey
Poland, the world's third largest Communist country,
>>> is the fourth and final stop in a journey that has carried
Nixon to summit talks in Moscow and a series of agree-
ments with Soviet leaders.
Nixon and Polish leaders will confer mainly on trade
and economic matters
The President travels back to Washington today and

-Associated Press
PRESIDENT NIXON stretches his arm out to clasp hands with a Warsaw girl. Nixon, who arrived
in Poland yesterday, was greeted by thousands of Poles.
FLIGHT SECURITY TIGHTENS:
Meir accuses Arabs
of airport massacre

By The Associated Press
Israeli Premier Golda Meir
told Arab states. yesterday they
will be held responsible for Is-
rael's airport massacre in which
25 persons died and 70 were
wounded.
Transport Minister Shimon
Peres turned over the job of
airport security to tough bor-
der police, who will patrol the
Lod international terminal with
submachine guns.
At an emergency meeting with
representatives of 17 interna-
tional airlines that fly to Is-
rael, Peres called for tough new
measures at their home air-
ports.
Simultaneously, security mea-
sures were tightened at airports
around the world following
Meir's charge that the massacre
could "easily have been pre-
vented if only the airline on
which the attackers flew had
checked their passengers."
Hinting broadly at retaliation

for the Tuesday night killings
by three Japanese terrorists
hired by Palestinian guerrillas.
Meir told the Israeli parlia-
ment: "I am sure Israel will
find a remedy for what hap-
pened, so that it won't happen
again."
A leader of the Marxist Pop-
ular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine. which claimed re-
sponsibility for the attack,
boasted in Beirut, Lebanon "We
have many more surprises in
store for Israel."
Tokyo authorities said the
three gunmen carried stolen
Japanese passports.
More than 24 hours after the
attack. there was still confusion
over the identity of some vic-
tims. A list released by the gov-
ernment did not match a list is-
sued by hospitals. Of the 25
dead, five remained unidenti-
fied.
In Beirut, government offic-
ials, guerrillas and ordinary

citizens expressed fear of an Is-
raeli reprisal strike.
In a letter to the U.N. Secur-
ity Council, Lebanon disavowed
responsibility for the massacre
and alerted the 15-nation body
to "any eventuality" that might
follow Israeli threats.
Israel, also in a letter to the
council, laid blame for the at-
tack on Lebanon.
Israeli Ambassador Yo s e f
Tokoah said in the letter: "Ter-
ror actions carried out abroad
are planned and organized in
the Beirut headquarters of the
terror groups."
The Cairo press this morning
hailed the guerrilla operation at
Israel's Lod airport as a "com-
plete success and a crack blow
of utmost significance."
Editorials expressed hope that
the Tuesday massacre would be
a prelude to similar operations
and to a "Palestinian revolu-
tion inside Israel and occupied
See MEIR, Page 2

plans to report to a joint
session of Congress tonight
on his week of talks with
Kremlin leaders.
At Warsaw airport, Nixon said
his visits here and to Moscow
were intended to help "build a
new structure of peace in the
world."
The bomb that exploded in the
Iranian capital during the Nix-
ons' overnight visit killed one
Iranian woman and broke both
legs of a U.S. Air Force general.
One bomb exploded near a
royal tomb before Nixon arrived
there to place a wreath, b u t
White House press secretary
Ronald Ziegler said that was
"no indication whatsoever that
the acts were aimed at the life
of the President or members of
his party."
Afterward a crowd of teen-
age boys stoned the presidential
motorcade as it drove to the
airport, an American television
crew traveling several cars be-
hind the President's reported.
Several cars in the convoy were
hit, but apparently not the Pre-
sident's, a spokesperson said.
Nixon's discussions with Gier-
ek at the Polish parliament were
in the presence of translators
only.
Their meeting occurred at al-
most the same time as U.S.
Secretary of State William Rog-
ers signed a consular agreement
with his Polish counterpart,
Foreign Minister Stefan Olszow-
ski.
The pact, which took 10 years
to negotiate because of fluctuat-
ing relations between both coun-
tries, provides additional Ameri-
can Embassy protection for U.S.
citizens arrested in Poland. Pol-
See NIXON, Page 2

EPA OKs
new clean
air plans
From wire Service Reports
The head of the Environment-
al Protection Agency (EPA) yes-
terday approved clean air plans
submitted by nine states and
three territories. The agency ap-
proved some parts and rejected
segments of plans proposed by
41 other states and jurisdic-
tions.
The EPA rejected a plan sub-
mitted by Michigan, claiming
that air pollution levels in down-
town Detroit, Grand Rapids and
Flint are much higher than state
tests show.
The legal effectiveness of the
approved plans is unclear how-
ever in the light of a court de-
cision issued Tuesday which re-
quires that approval be grant-
ed only if plans give complete
protection to air already clean-
er than required by federal stan-
dards.
EPA Administrator William
Ruckelshaus is required by law
to impose federal regulations by
July 31, 1972 where state plans
are deemed inadequate. So m e
states, however, may correct de-
ficiencies in their plans and win
complete approval before the
July deadline, according to EPA
officials.
Ruckelshaus said yesterday
that the court order does aot af-
See EPA, Page 2

Quaaludes: The new 'hip' downer

By PAUL TRAVIS
Intellectual heroin. The new hip
downer. Azzies. Sopors. Optimals. Qua-
aludes.
All are names for the latest drug fad
to hit Ann Arbor.
Methaqualone, the drug's medical
name, is a non-barbituate sedative pre-
scribed by doctor's primarily for in-
somnia.
Users describe the drug's effect as
giving a "loose, relaxed mellow feeling,
with unpredictable bursts of energy."
"If you drink with it, it's a real heavy
downer," comments another user.
Medical officials report that the use
of the drug-for both medical and non-
medical reasons-is growing.
Locally Drug Help counselors say they
have received over 200 calls about
methaqualone since January, ranging

from informational questions to over-
dose situations.
"We first started getting calls around
last November," said Gail Johnson of
Drug Help. "The calls really picked up
after January."
Because of the large supply of metha-
qualone on the streets a 300tmg Quaalude
costs between 50 cents and one dollar.
Quaaludes, the most popular brand of
methaqualone, are manufactured by the
William H. Rorer Co.
The drug was put on the U.S. market
in 1965 and has since become one of the
most p o p u 1 a r prescription seda tives
among doctors and young people.
Since that time, according to Charles
McCallister, vice-president of Rorer, the
company has had a "nice sales gain."
Very little research has been per-
formed in the United States to explore

the effects of the drug. According to
the Rorer Co., "the site and mode of
action of Quaalude is not known."
Research reports from European med-
ical journals, however, indicate side ef-
fects from continuous use of the drug
including convulsions, repiratory depres-
sions, early, profuse, or prolonged men-
strual bleeding, spontaneous vomiting,
and discoloration and fissuring of the
tongue.
According to medical reports, the drug
may be harmful to pregnant women, or
women who become pregnant within a
short time after using it.
Research also indicates that if used
continuously, the drug may become phy-
sically addicting.
Doctors in Germany have reported at
least eight deaths resulting from an
overdose of methaqualone.

No deaths resulting from overdoses
have been reported locally.
Most crisis situations in the Ann Arbor
area result from people who drink while
taking methaqualone, according to Drug
Help workers.
Mixing alcohol and Quaaludes is dan-
gerous because the two potentiate-mul-
tiply the effect of-each other, and re-
duce the amount of methaqualone needed
to cause an overdose.
The dose usually prescribed for the
insomniac is 150 or 300mg, but some
users ingest up to 10 times that amount.
According to Drug Help, suspected
overdose victims should be kept awake.
"Use yelling, slapping, walking or pinch-
ing the Achilles tendon, anything to keep
the person awake," says Gary Rogow
of Drug Help.
See QUAALUDES, Page 2

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