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OCTOBER 10, 1074 ? V
, Speaking Of Drugs
By Tony Harris
During the 60's many new kinds of life deteriorating drugs were
introduced to the general population. One such drug is LSD.
?Initially, this drug was the Choice of the white middle class young.
LSD rose in popularity along with the hippie movement. It gained even
more popularity after its use was considered okay by the radical
student leaders who themselves were products of the hippie
Blacks began to use this drug with increasing freauencv. Several
reasons were given for its rise in popularity in the black community.
Some people heavily involved with this drug felt that they gained
__ true, but the psychological damage which could possibly occur is
where the danger lies. Many people were afraid to take LSD because
of fear^f losing their minds or jumping out a window to their death.
Like most drugs it can be used for awhile before any negative effects
?<ocauvLSD can be taken orally or by sniffing. Some people iniect LSEh
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io gei ine maximum effect of the drug instantly. J 1 LSD
is usually mixed with small amounts of strychnine, a deadly
poison. Each time you take USD, you deposit this poison; which
continues to build up in your body.
- According to a study of The North Piedmont area by a Washington,
D.C. based Planning Coiporation, there are 50,000 people Who have at
s least tried I5D. Approximately 20,000 are current users, and 7,100 of
this number use it frequently for social and recreational purposes.
The most menacing problem for drug users is not the physical
problems but the psychological complications that develop after long
? -periodsofuserRehabilitation is a long and tedious process: programs
geared toward helping problem LSD users are almost non-existent.
. Most users of LSD must seek treatment in programs that emphasi7e
the treatment of different type drugs.
LSD produces changes in thinking patterns, self-awareness,
sensations and emotions. This change is the real danger. With
frequent use the person becomes two people. He thinks one way while
' he is straight, but changes his thinking while under the influence:^"
being straight is not appealing, then many people feel the only
alternative is to continue using the drug. They do this to be more
aware and to achieve a good feeling about themselves.
First offense possession is a felony. The penalty is not more than five
years imprisonment; second offense is not less than five ySars, and
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and not more than life imprisonment along with a $15,000 fine.
The last two years has seen a rise in the use of LSD especially by
students. My four years of helping LSD users get themselves together
has been very "frustrating. The users' thinking pattern ahs been
disrupted so completely that concentration and logical thinking is
almost nil. This is very sad especially when the users are young and
mentally dead at 18.
The mind is all we have to help us live a happy and healthy
existence. We must take care of our bodies with exercise. We should
iaKe care of our homes by cleaning and repairing. The mind must be
given the same attention that we give our clothes, and our cars.
? Without a healthy mind, everything else would be impossible to
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Kleven students and faculty
members ztt?A&T State
University have been inducted
into the newly organized Alpha
J'sL-JJinega, ^national honor
society in dramatics..
The charter members include
students, Anita (). Manlev of
Ahoskio; Deborah Williams,
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The facults members are Dr.
John Kilimanjaro, director of the
Kirhard B Harrison Flayers;
?domes VV -Korster. technicaldirector?
of the (Iran a group;
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HoliiK?s, and Mrs..Sandra Hughes
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designated the Phi Kpsilon
chapter of (he national
organization^whieh was founded
jn 1925.and currently has. more
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Clarence Nottingham amid souveniers. from Central and Latin
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Man Of Many Cultures
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Chichicastenango. Where is Chichicastenango? It's in Central
America, of course. . ;
That's just one of the hundreds of places that Clarence Nottingham
has visited since he began leaving the country every summer. .
. Travelling has become a way of life for Nottingham. At 71, he has
been to practically every country between Canada and South,
America, and many islands in the Atlantic Ocean. #
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He started taking tours every summer since he went into semiretirement
A professional photographer, Nottingham continues his
work at the studio now and takes long vacations.
When I take a vacation," he says, "I want to get away from the
things \ou see here m th:s country. Howard Johnsons, SkvscraDers
white people-ami beaPup Negro-sJ' He explained his affinity for the
tropics hi a recent interview;- ?? ??-??: z
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like the landscaping and the cultures. Most of the peoples are selfsufficient;
they import very little and make practically everything ^
they use. But, the main thing I like and admire is the respect and care
they give their elders."
Nottingham, a very refined and stately gentleman, once played
semi-professional basketball in Philadelphia. That was in 1920, he
recalled. He did a lot of travelling then too. "In those.days the first
thing I'd look for when 1 travelled was the black neighborhood,"
because, he added, "I wanted lo see the churches, the homes, and the
schools. Then I'd go down town."
What he wanted to see was black businesses. He said he didn't like to
see black businesses fail. "When black businesses fail," he said sadly,
"I actually hurt." He started a business here about 16 years ago.
"When I first came here it was pathetic. Blacks wouldn't patronize
me. They weren't used to a black professional photographer," he
He said he tried all of the "gimmicks" in the book to get business.
"Finally, 1 set up a display in the window of Quick's Drug Store on the
confer of 3rd and Church Streets. I did a portrait of Georgiana Austin
and put it in the display. It was right on the corner where the bus
stopped. People began to see her picture and say 'Hey, that's
Georgiana'." They started calling me to do one of them."
Things got a lot better after that. He has a good name here, he said.
"Gaining the confidence and goodwill of the people has been my
biggest accomplishment," he remarked. "Some people ^vvould
measure their accomplishments by the amount of money theyliave
made, but not me."
Nottingham, who lives on New Walkertown Road, warned that
blacks must support each other. "The black community needs more
unity," he warned. "We must stick together."
\ All the travelling and interaction with peoples of different cultures
nas had its affect on Nottingham. "I have a little different set of values
now," he said solemnly. Probably the trip that had the most impact on
him was the one to the San Blast Island in Central America.
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The grass huts are right at the surf, he remembered. Behind the surf
is a forest of beautiful green palm trees. Further beyond the palm
trees is a small village \vhere the elderly live. The men and boys go out
and hunt and fish. Afterwards, a long wooden table is set up and the
cooked food is placed on it. "They
feed the old folks first," Nottingham said. "The old men are
brought to council meetings after the meals for their wisdon\.^They
are not cast off." He believes that the U.S. is probably the only place in
many that treats its elderly with such disregard and disrespect.