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Local 'coke' users
not fazed by study
By RON DeKETT Pnd GREGG KRUPA
"Coke adds life." "It's the real thing." "Things go better with
coke." "The pause that refreshes." No, not a soft drink commer-
cial, just some of the claims made by cocaine users ("coke" for
short) and Ann Arbor has a slew of coke users.
"The people that do the most abundance of coke (in Ann
Arbor) are not amateurs," one coke user said. "A lot of business
people use it and I know at least three teachers who are chronic
THE NATIONAL Institute 'n Drug Abuse (NIDA) yesterday
issued a four year, $4 million report on cocaine, its uses and its
abuses. The report said the drug has increased in popularity to the
point that it "has become a serious drug of abuse."
"It is a social drug. You take it for some-
thing special like seeing the-fireworks the
other day or music at a concert."
-A cocaine user
Ann Arbor has always been a little ahead of the country witere
drugs are concerned and it is not surprising to many here that
more people use coke than ever before.
Students, professors, busines persons, and professional people
indulge in the expensive hobby of snorting cocaine. Some users
claims that several first string players on the University football
and basketball teams also inhale; the infassssus white powder.
But according to Lieutenant (liff Murray, commnandistg offlcer
of the Narcotics Unit of the M'chigas State Police it l)etroit, co
caine use has leveled off, in the Ann Arbor area.
"I DON'T think there hass hben an increase over the loss year,
but prior to last year beginnittg in 1967 cocaine had increased
sharply then leveled off last yer in use," Murray said.
Cocaine - sometimes called the rich man's drug - is an ex-
pensive hobby. The street value for one gram ranges between $75
and $80 and an ounce can go for $2,000 to $2.51
The inhibiting price gives the drug an uia of excltsivity.
See DOES, Page 10
Clericals sekNew union
THE SWELTERING temperature doesn't bother these escapees from the heat, as they enjoy
themselves in the cool, refreshing water of Fuller Pool.
Overheate city residents list
ways to escape record highs
By DENISE FOX
If you feel like you are going to drop dead
from the uamercifully high temperature and
humidity, but notice "strange people" who
seem to be having a jolly old time of it, don't
tsink that something is wrong with you.
Some people like hot weather, humid or not.
"I LOVE" IT," exclaimed Huron High stu-
dent Renee Braxton. "I think this weather is
fantastic. it's just like Florida." Braxton
claims that you simply have to get used to
"he hot weather and then you will certainly
enjoy it. "I hate winter," she said.
And Mike Seesholtz doesn't spend his after-
noons in the house with the air conditioning, on
full blast, or hiding timidly under the shade of
a large tree. Seesholtz prefers sitting on his
porch with a beer, enjoying the weather to the
"Heat doesn't bother me," he said. "Cold
does. When it is really cold you have a chill.
There's too many ways to beat the heat."
Seesholtz said he definitely thought this
weather was preferable to the unbearably
cold winter we had.
"DURING THE WINTER you get the ther-
mos up to and the heat still isn't on. You
pay 320 do Lars for rent .."
Besides those who lose hot weather, there
are many who feel miserable but have found
their own special ways of coping wit it.
As he sa:intered jauntily across the Diag,
Steve Hill claimed the heat hardly affects him
"I MUS' BE immune to this heat," con-
fided Hill. "I've been taking saunas."
Hill said that instead of making him feel
more hot and uncomfortable, the saunas have
just the oppc site effet.
"After a sauna this will feel like cool winter
weather," ie said.
"IT'S NO'T a very popular idea. People just
haven't caught on yet.."
However, there is a second ingredient in
Hill's ,uccess in coping with the heat-lime-
See HOT, Page 10
By SUE WARNERD
The Organizing Committee for
Clericas f(OCC) will meet again
tonight in hopes of moving
closer to their goal-re-organiz-
ing a union of University cler-
Patty Schwartzman, interim
recording secretary for the
group, said yesterday that com-
mittee members should finish
establishing bylaws for the OCC
at tonight's meeting.
The group also plais to re-
view a recent economic survey
on clerical contracts at various
colleges and universities across
the state, By comparing the
contracts of union and non-
union clericals, OCC hopes to be
able to see clearly which offers
Schwartzman said 0CC cler-
icals will also discuss plans to
attend an upcoming statewide
clerictits conference at astetrn
Michigssns University. The session
is designed tit provide a forum
for university clericals from all
over the stale to discuss setting
up a snion, contract demands
and cosllective brgainng.
f)CC activity currently centers
on circlatisng cards which auth
orize a uniion to baragin collec
tively for clericals who sign
the aithorication cards. How
ever, before it can petition the
Michigan Employment Rela
tionss Commission (MERC), the
OCC must attain authorization
from 30 per-cent of the prop*>sed
bargaining unit, roughly 1,108
of the University's clericals.
Officially, clerical employe;
will be able to re-organize as of
August I-one year after mem
bers of the disbanded clerical'
union, UAW Local 2001, voted to
R has been so hot and muggy these last few days
that it was not unusual to see philosophy students
wandering about in a daze muttering, "I sweat
therefore I am." Anyone who had the gumption to
look at the sun may have felt that it seemed to
loom larger than ever as it became classified as an
overachiever. Well looms are deceiving. The sun
couldn't have been further away. Jim Loudon, Uni-
versity staff astronomer said, "the greatest annual
distance between the sun and earth occurred on
July 5 of this year." To add frostbite to heat stroke,
he said the earth came closest to the sun, "in the
beginning of January - during one of the winter's
coldest cold snaps." Loudon said it's the tilt of the
earth's axis ratthEr than its distance from the sun
that is responsible for the earth's seasons,
Drug Help i still interviewing people interest-
ed in volunteering to answer crisis phones, call
994-HELP . . . mime Michael Filisky will perform at
noon in the Pendleton Rm. of the Union . . . there
will be a meeting of the Christian Science Organiz-
ation at 7:15 p.m. in Rm. 4304 of the Union.. . at
7:30, the Reconvilation/Gay Catholics will meet at
the Fr, Richard Center . . . also at 7:30, the films
Braverman's Condensed Cream of Beatles, and Yel-
low Submarine ,1ill be shown in MLB Aud. 3 free
Of char e and nt _ the MA Hsin L .w Prn
Judge Philip Pratt gave the case to the jury then,
Assistant U. S, Attorney Richard Yanko told the re-
porters that the prosecutors have indeed been tak-
ing bets on how long the nine women and ten men
would deliberate. At that time, Yanko publicly pre-
dicted "about three or four daays." Well, if that's
what Yanko bet on in the jury pool, he may be out
of luck - the jury just completed its first week of
deliberation. Federal Prosecutor Richard Delonis,
the other U. S. attorney at the trial, was asked how
he fared in the jury sweepstakes. Delonis stiffened
and replied 'Oh, I never gamble."
11111 g . . . wu tb, L gV1t 1 bS aw Yr-
ject will present the film It Just Ain't Right: The On the outside
Ann Arbor lousiug Crisis at Markley Hall. Today's guest weatherman is Noah Webster.
-t Sweltering: extreme heat which causes persons to
Jur y p ol suffer, and perspite profusely. Needless to say, that
means we can expect more of the same, with to-
Federal Prosectitors in the Veterans Administra- day's high in the low 90's, and tonight's low in the
tion (VA) poisoning trial aren't talking anymore low 70's. Remember, it's just five and a half months
about a "jury pool" started last Wednesday. After until winter.