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Ames Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - July 13, 1974, Ames, Iowa Ames has Learned How to use drugs by Bill wit Kersham from the drug a a crisis several years ago characterized by rashes of overdose cases and experimentation by school age people in Ames a new period of sophistication in drug use has evolved individuals knowledgeable on the use of drugs Here generally agree with David Sundberg director of the Bridge project Street counselling and drug information service a this town has Learned How to use drugs without getting into As much Down from Peak Sundberg considers the Winter of 1971-72 the a High Point of drug related problems Here when people were experimenting indiscriminately with a variety of drugs. He foresees a real problems of that nature in smaller of Story county communities within the next couple of years. A drug use a he said a hit Ames three or four years after it hit the coasts so we can expect the 1971-72 experience Here to spread to the smaller those contacted by the Tribune agree the questions involving use and abuse of drugs cannot be separated from Large societal questions. They also agree it is impossible to estimate precisely the incidence of drug use. Alcohol is considered the a most used drug Here As it is for All age groups throughout the country. Marijuana is the second most used by Young people. A Federal health education and welfare department report this week said use of alcohol among 18-20 year Olds is a now almost drug use is not necessarily drug abuse and what constitutes abuse of a drug any drug is an individual matter. Sundberg shelter House director George Belitsos and regional alcoholism Center director a Huck Bradshaw use comparable working definitions of a a abuse a person is abusing a drug when its use consistently interferes with other areas of the persons life such As family work school and interpersonal relationships. Act Over react at Ames High school during the initial experimentation period students using drugs tended to advertise the fact or a act out a High within the school Structure according to school Counselor David Fleming school staff members tended to a overreact a which gave the a acting out Quot students the attention which was a motivating Factor in their use of drugs he said. A the kids at that time used their experimentation in part As a Way to get attention from their parents a Belitsos commented. A now running away serves to Force the parents to confront an underlying As the experimentation period began with such drugs As amphetamines acid barbiturates students use of alcohol was Low. Fleming said now Fleming and the others agreed alcohol has again become the most popular drug. While the numbers of persons using the other drugs except marijuana have apparently decreased a Beer busts Are now again one of the More popular things to do a Fleming commented Sundberg believes use of marijuana starts to become a quite prevalent in Ames from eighth or ninth Grade. A aside from alcohol pot is the most popular drug in town and its use starts with a Small percentage probably less than to per cent of kids about eighth Grade. From there it builds to probably More than one third of the kids in High the student see drugs Page j4 Ehrlichman guilty of perjury conspiracy Irlam / no a i i in i in Washington up a a Federal jury Friday convicted president Nixon a former no. 2 aide. John d. Ehrlichman on three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy in connection with the 1971 Ellsberg break in. Three other defendants also were convicted of conspiracy for the breaking at the office of or. Lewis Fielding psychiatrist for Pentagon papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg. . District court judge Gerhard a. Gesell set sentencing for Ehrlichman and convicted watergate burglars g. Gordon Biddy Bernard Barker and Eugenio Martinez for 9 30 a in. July 31. Gesell freed the defendants pending sentencing. Ehrlichman said he intended to Appeal and expected to be exonerated. He expressed distress that the trial had been conducted in the District of Columbia. Liddye a attorney also said he expected to Appeal. The conspiracy charge is a felony and carries a maximum penalty of to years in prison and a $10,000 Fine w Hile the charges against Ehrlichman of lying to the Fri and to a watergate in Aily i it ask a Ames Iowa saturday morning july 13, 1974 grand jury carry a maximum penalty each of up to five Yearsin prison and a $10,000 Fine. The jury of six men and six women deliberated slightly Over 3�/fe hours before returning its verdict. Ehrlichman highest ranking former Nixon aide convicted in the watergate scandal so far was cleared of a fourth charge of lying to the grand jury. Ehrlichman Nixon a former Domestic affairs adviser resigned on april 30,1973 As the watergate scandal reached the White House. Nixon praised him As a one of the finest Public servants i volume 108�?no. La plan commission votes zoning the four men were charged with conspiracy to violate the 4th amendment rights of Fielding through a scheme to illegally enter his office and examine the medical files he had on Ellsberg who gave to the news Media the secret government study on the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War. The special watergate Force in its first major prosecution based its Case on the fact that the White House a a plumbers tried to obtain a psychiatric report on Ellsberg during a time when the White House was engaged in a full scale Effort to Stop National Security news leaks. On sept. 3, 1971, Martinez Barker and another cuban american recruited by convicted watergate conspirator e. Howard Hunt entered Fieldings Beverly Hills calif., office. Hunt and Liddy supervised the operation from outside. Prosecutors contended during the trial that Ehrlichman not Only knew about the break in Well in Advance but also approved a a Covert operations and set in motion a a game plan to utilize whatever information was obtained weather a slight chalice of thunderstorm saturday morning. Slighs saturday and sunday 95-100. Lear to parti Cloudy and quite warm through sunday. Lows saturday night in Mic 70s. Winds South to Southwest 10-1. Mph saturday. Probability o measurable rain is 20 per Cen factory by Ontario Street convicts hold hostages after verdict former White House aide John Ehrlichman talks to newsmen after a Federal jury found him and three others guilty Friday of conspiring to violate the civil liberties of Daniel Ellsberg a psychiatrist by burglar izing his office in 1971. Up telephoto Ames City plan commission voted without audible dissent Friday to approve plans for a $15 million manufacturing facility under the City a 1-3 planned Industrial zoning the plans now go to the City Council which will consider them at its meeting tuesday. On june 14, the Gloover ask bearing co. Of Ann Arbor mich., presented its plans for the faculty to the commission asking rezoning of a recently annexed 10-acre tract in Northwest Ames to provide a site for the Plant. The site under discussion is located Between Ontario Street and the Chicago and Northwestern railway West of Doboy industries. At the june 14 meeting the commission delayed action on the company s request for l l Light Industrial to determine if the request could be changed to 1-3, w hich would give the City More control Over the use of the tract than under the l l zoning. At the june 21 meeting the commission voted to Amend the City a comprehensive plan to allow Industrial use of the tract the area previously had been designated in the 1965 comprehensive plan by the City for residential use but was classed for Industrial use under county zoning and to recommend the 1-3 zoning to the City Council Boom walking a Crane operator working on the 13th Street Bridge Over Squaw Creek walks Down the Boom of the Crane As a Crew dismantles the Crane in preparation for us next task. Pilings for the Bridge have been poured but work has not begun on the deck of the Bridge. Tribune photo by Jerry Dickinson Tell the Council in answer to questions from the audience commission chairman John Thurston commented objections to the location of the plan should be brought before the Council on tuesday. The commission s Only function Friday he said was to approve or disapprove the firms plans As they related to the 1-3 ordinance. He noted the commission had heard Public comments at the two previous meetings. The purpose of 1-3 zoning As stated in the City a ordinance is to a a accommodate business and Industrial facilities in planned units which can be located closer to residential areas than might otherwise be under terms of the 1-3 zoning District the Developer must submit to the City a plot plan defining precisely the location of parking building location and landscaping of the tract a traffic Survey indicating effects of the development on the surrounding area information on the number of persons to be employed and the nature of the Industrial activity and a a a statement of financial Gloover ask had submitted the required documents according to plan director Hon Wooldridge and the staff recommendation was that the submissions were Quot technically the traffic report was conducted by the City a traffic department and indicated one or two Semi trailer trucks would be travelling to and from the Plant each Day. Wooldridge said. The trucks could be routed by the Boone Story county line Road away from the Sawyer school area Wooldridge said. Hoover nor representatives have stated in earlier discussions the employ yes work shifts could beset plan Page 4 one rejects official offer Washington up a one of two convicts who held seven hostages in the Federal courthouse Cellblock and threatened to kill them if not Given their Freedom rejected an offer Friday to release the captives unharmed in return for transportation to another prison. Frank Gorham turned Down the proposal to give up the hostages and Fly to the Federal prison at Al Reno okla. Where they would surrender. �?o1116 Only Way i going to Al Reno is feet first a Gorham was quoted As saying by arc to newsmen Jim Vance who joined negotiations As an observer at the request of the convicts. Vance said the other convict. Otis d. Wilkerson alias Robert Jones had accepted the proposal. The two convicts who were serving Long prison terms for various felonies including rioting in jail and attempting to escape demanded they be allowed to take two hostages on a plane out of the country after first saying they wanted to go to san Francisco. They said they wanted to go a somewhere far away and mentioned Algeria and China then they specified Venezuela but that nations officials said they would be sent right Back to the United states. Later discussions involved an unspecified african country that might offer Asylum. The Fri said a Lear Jet was available if authorities supervising negotiations with the convicts agreed to their demands. But Debbie Collins one of the hostages said Jones and Gorham had promised to leave All the hostages in the Cellblock if they could get away safely. A it could be hours i done to know a she added. Quot nothing seems to be happening. Why done to the marshals give them a car and let them leave a next week in Ames. Events july 13-14, a the haunting of Hill House a resident theater 8 ., maintenance shop memorial Union. July 15, Craft and recreation classes begin memorial Union. July 15-19, a a season a finale Marks the end of the six week summer session for the Parks and recreation instructional and playground programs. Events include a gymnastics meet a a spent at to Ion for summer track participants a Tennis tournament a a playground olympiad a Baton recital and baseball exhibition. For information about times and Days Call 232-6210, ext. 267. July 16, lecture a the caucasian Chalk Circle a Judith Nelson instructor in English 3 ., Pine room memorial Union. July 18, lecture a a serenade for Mouldy figgess new Orleans jazz Robert Brodsky head of aerospace engineering 3 ., Pine room Union. July 18-19, a the boys in the band a resident theater 8 ., maintenance shop Union. July 18-20.isu players presents a contrast a 8 , Fisher theater. July 19, children a International Story hour a Thailand a to a.m., mini gallery memorial Union. Students International meditation society will present a free Public lecture on transcendental meditation monday at 7 30 In Carver Hall Iowa state University. July 14,1-5 p Open House at shelter House 712 Burnett ave. Exhibits july 16, Iowa state fair Purchase awards through aug. 13 in the design Center gallery bldg. Of sponsored by Iowa arts Council. Through july 31, a major exhibition of contemporary swedish crafts will be shown at the Octagon Art Center. The exhibit includes wearing apparel weaving jewelry and Glass to a.rn.-5p.m., monday through saturday Short courses and conferences july 15-19, youth you and human awareness Dorothea Gienger 9 a.m., Maple Willow conference room. July 15-26, curriculum development in safety education Richard Boyer and Lillian Schwenk 8 a m., safety education building. July 15-26, journalism teaching seminar James Crook 7 30 a m., room 114, press building Iowa state University. July 15-16, mass Media teachers workshop. James Crook la a m., room 114. Press building Iowa state University. July 15-16, publication advisors workshop. James Crook. 7 30 a m., room 114, press building. Iowa state University. July 18-19, soybean workshop. Harvey f Thompson 8 a m., Sun room memorial Union. Henley defense rests Case without calling witnesses san Antonio Tex. Up in a Surprise move the defense rested its Case in the Elmer Wayne Henley mass murder trial Friday two hours after the prosecution closed its Case and without calling any of the 59 defense witnesses subpoenaed. A it just sounded like the thing to said defense attorney will Gray who would not elaborate further because of a court imposed gag Rule. The trial was immediately recessed and final arguments were scheduled monday. District attorney Carol Vance said he was not surprised by the defense tactic. A i done to w ant to express any opinion about it a he said. A was a general Rule it does no to Surprise in a criminal Case that that can the state earlier closed its presentation by stressing a confession from the 18-year-old defendant who is charged with killing six of 27 victims of a sex and torture ring. Vance who presented 24 witnesses and introduced 96 pieces of evidence in five Days of testimony stressed Henley a written and spoken confessions of the bizarre killings on the final Day of the prosecutions Case the defendants grandmother. Mrs. Christeen Weed said after the state rested she still Felt her grandson is innocent. A i done to feel the boy is she said. A a it a in god s Henley is charged along with David Owen Brooks. 19, with participation in the torture killings that claimed 27 lives. Brooks is awaiting trial. The boys were All killed in the Houston area but Henley a trial was transferred to san Antonio because of the publicity at Houston policeman Sidnie Smith of Pasadena Tex., a Houston suburb testified Friday that Henley admitted the killings the night following his aug 8, 1973 Ai rest he said Henley was upset because Brooks would not share the blame for the killings Quot he Felt like David Brooks ought to Tell the truth and share the Smith said. Smiths testimony corroborated earlier statements by Del. Sgt. David Mullican who was with Henley the night he confessed to the six deaths the trial which has drawn a packed courtroom every Day was interrupted Friday by the sobbing outburst of Josefina Aguirre As she testified about the disappearance of her 17 year old son Frank one of the victims. She was led from the courtroom by bailiffs

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