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Beating the system

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JUDGE R ULES IN CANCER CASE:

The Michigan Doily-Wednesday, Januory 24, 1979-Page 3

Child must halt Laetrile intake

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The
parents of three-year-old Chad Green,
the focus of a court battle over cancer
therapy, were ordered yesterday to
stop diving him Laetrile and large
doses of vitamins to treat his leukemia.
Judge Guy Volterra issued the order
in Plymouth Superior Court. Sixmon-
ths ago, he had put the boy in the con-
trol of the state because the parents
refused to give him chemotherapy to
treat his cancer.
SINCE THEN, the boy has been
receiving chemotherapy in addition to
the other treatments while living with
his parents, Diana and Gerald Green of
Scituate. Last Friday, the judge ended
two weeks of hearings on a request by
the parents to resume legal custody.
At those hearings, state officials con-
tended that Chad suffers from cyanide
poisoning caused by the Laetrile, and
vitamin A poisoning brought on by high
doses of the vitamin.
Lawyers for the parents of the small,
blond child, whose disease is in
remission, said they will appeal to the

U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary, to
overturn the order.
YESTERDAY, the judge said Chad
must remain in the legal custody of the
state, even though he can live with his
parents. The judge also said
Massachusetts General Hospital must
be allowed to do periodic tests on Chad
to check for cyanide and vitamin A
poisoning.
In Washington on Monday, the
Supreme Court agreed to decide
whether the federal government may
ban Laetrile, a trademark for a sub-
stance derived from the chemical
amygdalin, which is found naturally in
the pits of apricots and peaches and in
bitter almonds.
Advocates claim Laetrile is an effec-
tive cancer treatment, but the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration and the
medical establishment in this country
have said there is no proof it is of any
value in treating cancer.
DURING THE hearing, tests were in-
troduced showing that levels of
thiocyanate, a cyanide compound, were

six times higher than normal in Chad's
body, and his levels of vitamin A were
almost 10 times higher than usual
After the ruling, Assistant Attorney
General Jonathan Brant said, "It was
necessary to protect the best interests
of the child."
George Donovan, the Greens' lawyer,
contended that the amount of
thiocyanate found in Chad is not
dangerous. "It's the same level as an

adult smoker has, although it's
significantly more than is found in a
normal three-year-old child."
Donovan said that if Chad's parents
believed the Laetrile and other therapy
were harmful, they would have volun-
tarily stopped administering them.
"The best evidence is Chad himself,"
Donovan said after the ruling. "He
looks good, he feels good and he sleeps
good."

Pearlman
Tired of the University's computer games, Residential College
sophomore Allan Pearlman resorted to his own hi-jinx .to prove that
"you don't need to be human to go through CRISP". Pearlman went
through registration yesterday morning dressed as a robot, complete
with a silver mask and a shirt with his social security number across
it. He found that poking fun at the technical system elicited very
human repsonses. "When I was dressed up like -a machine, the
workers treated me like a human being. They joked around with me
and treated me like a person. It was really great," Pearlman said.
Advice for 'pot puffers'
Yesterday we received a belated "Season's Greetings" card from
William A. Tunstill, III. Although the card hardly arrived in time with
our other seasonal correspondence, we thought Tunstill's message
was worth repeating here. Besides, we're honored to be among the 90
notables - including Peter Bourne, Walter Cronkite, Rona Barrett,
the Midnight Globe, and President and Mrs. Jimmie Carter - to
receive greetings from Tunstill. His message is in the form of "advice
for America's 36 Million Pot Puffers:"
"I enjoy a marijuana cigarette in the morning for the same
reason some people drink coffee. I don't drink coffee.
"I enjoy a marijuana cigarette in the evening for the same
reason some people drink alcohol. I don 't drink alcohol.
"Nor do I use any other drugs or smoke tobacco. Two joints a
day and I'm on my way. . . feeling great! But many marijuana
smokers (especially novices) also consume coffee, tobacco, and
alcohol. To them Isay:
"If you drink coffee, make it low caffeinated, such as Sanka
or Taster's Choice.
"If you smoke tobacco, make it low tar and nicotine, such as
Carlton or True.
"If you drink alcohol, remember that hard liquor and
marijuana are a bad mixture. Stick to light beers such as new
Coors light. (My friends say it's got 'the taste of' the original.)"
At the end of the card, Tunstill wishes us a "happy, healthy, and high
1979." Turnstill also offers us a resolution to "never mix, and never
worry.. . and don't get caught!" Why does he add that word of
caution? Turnstill was recently sentenced to two and a half years in
prison for the first-time possession of marijuana.
Take ten.
Gen. Francisco Franco decreed on the evening of Jan. 24, 1969, a
three month state of emergency for all Spain to cope with rising
violence and dissidence of political opponents, Basques separatists,
and student insurgents - suspending five key civil rights. Within
hours the police in that country began a nationwide hunt for political
and university dissidents under the special powers of the decree.
Happenings
FILMS
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - Summer in the City, 7, Woodstock, 9, Aud.
A, Angell Hall.
Cinema II - Aparajito, 7, 9, Aud. 3, Modern Languages Building.
Cinema Guild - Double Indemnity, 7, Mildred Pierce, 9:05, Old Ar-
ch Auditorium.
MEETINGS
Wildflower Community Bakery Co-op - Public meeting to discuss
raising prices, 7:30, 208 N. 4th Ave.
Journeys - international travel group, meeting and slide show,
7:30, Conference Room A, Michigan Union.
LECTURES
Center for Afro-4merican and African studies - Lemuel Johnson,
"Nonsense, Race and the Black Aesthetic," noon, 346 A&D.
Center for Russian andEast European Studies - Zvi Gitelman, "The
Impact of World Economic Changes on East European Domestic
Politics", noon, Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Anatomy - Malcolm Steinberg - "Cell to Cell Adhesion on
Multicellular Assembly", noon, 4804 Med Sci II.
International Center - "Unskilled Summer. Jobs Abroad: What to
Expect, What Not to Expect", noon, Recreation Room, International
Center.
Commission for Women - Proposed exception of football form Title
IX Compliance, noon, 2549 LS&A Building.
Engineering - S. Meerkov, "The Principle of Vibrational Control:
Theory and Application", 4, 1504 East Engineering.
Industrial Engineering - R. Chandrasekharan, "Location
Problems on Trees", 4, 229 West Engineering.
Ann Arbor Committee for Human Rights in Latin America -r first
regular meeting, 7:30, Room C, Michigan Union.
Computing Science - Brice Carnahan, "The FORTRAN IV
Programming Language II", 7:30, Nat. Sci. Auditorium.
PERFORMANCES
Studio Theater - Enchanted Night, 4:10, Arena Theatre, Freize
Building.
The Ark - Hoot Nite, open mike, 1421 Hill.
MISCELLANEOUS
Alpha Phi Omega - Blood Drive, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Pi Sigma Alpha - National Political Science Society is accepting
membership applications until January 26. Applications available in
6618 Haven Hall..
Peace Corps and VISTA - Volunteers on campus to discuss various
opportunities. Interested students should call 763-1363, Career Plan-
ning and Placement for an appointment.
National Model United Nations Conference - applications due, today,
4p.m., 6618 Haven Hall.

Student Advisory Committee - Forum on President Selection: The
Needs of the University, 7:30, Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.
PIRGIM - PIRGIM Board is now accepting applications for the
February board elections. Applications, due Jan. 26, are available in
4106 Michigan Union.r

Iranian students face
expulsion from UMU

KALAMAZOO (UPI) - About 100
Iranians attending classes at Western
Michigan University (WMU) face ex-
pulsion because they can't pay their
tuition and revocation of their visas if
they lose student status.
Marlon Gerould, director of inter-
national, student services, said that
although no definite decision has been
made, it is unlikely the university will
allow the Iranians to continue attending
classes if they cannot pay their bills.
"I THINK the univiversity is doing all
it can reasonably do to accomodate the
circumstances," Gerould said. "The
university has a long-term financial
commitment. There is a definite limit
beyond which tthe university cannot
go."
About 200 of WMU's 20,000 students
are Iranian, and half failed to meet the
extended payment deadline Monday.
Unrest in Iran has been blamed for
interrupting financial support for the
students from their homes. Mail ser-
vice also has been unreliable.
IMMIGRATION officials in Detroit
said there are 1,600 Iranians in
Michigan schools. Nearly 250 attend the
University of Michigan.
Verne Jervis, a public information of-
ficer at the Immigration and
Naturalization Service in Washington,
said anyone admitted to this country on
a student visa "is subject to removal
from the country" if that status is lost.
Jervis said, however, no policy in the
Michigan cases has been set.
"THIS COULD have implications to a
..
Daily Official Bulletin
..ns "
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1979
Daily Calendar:
Ctr. Afro-American/African Studies:
Lemuel Johnson, "Nonsense, Race, and the
Black Aesthetic," 345 A&D, noon.
Ctr. Russian/E. European Studies: Zvi Y.
Gitelman, "The Impact of World Economic
Changes on East European Domestic
Politics," Commons Rm., Lane Hall;,noon.
Anatomy: Malcolm Steinberg, Princeton,
"Cell to Cell Adhesion in Multicellular
Assembly," 4804 Med Sci II noon.
ndustrial/Operations Engineering: R.
Chandrasekharan, "Location Problems on
Trees,"'229 W. Eng., 4p.m.
Physics/Astronomy: J. Reppy, Cornell-U.,
"Experiments in Two and Three Dimen-
sional Helium Films," 296 Dennison, 4p.m.
Computing Center: Brice Carnahan, "The
FORTRAN IV Programming Language II,"
Nat. Sci. Aud., 7:30 p.m.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
' Volume LXXXIX, No. 95
Wednesday, January 24,1979
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CEDAR P+INT IVE SH0WS
PERFORMERS
MUSICIANS
TECHNICIANS
Tech nterviews 1:00, Auditions 2:00
ON CAMPUS
Thursday, Feb. 8
University of Michigan
School of Music
Auditions: Room 2038
Registration: Room 2033
Also at Cedar Point

great many of the students who through
no fault of their own find themselves
without funds," Jervis said.
"We're not going to make a hasty
decision. At the same time, we're not
going to do anything to enable people to
stay here for endless periods of time."
Joe Gagie, WMU public information
director, said those students who were
unable to meet the deadline have until
Friday to file individual appeals in an
effort to get a further tuition extension.
BE ST OF BROADWAY
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IT'S COMING!
A SUPER SPECTACULAR EVENT
MICHIGRAS '79
Sat., Feb. 10-8 pm-The Union
To find out more call UAC: 7F3-1107
gU
Forum On
Presidential
Selection:-
The Needs of the
University
Students, Campus labor, and
Community are urged to
attend and comment.
Wed. Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm
Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room
sponsored by Student
Advisory Committee on
Presidential Selection

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Michigan fans aren't the only ones who are true blue. Tucson,
Arizona City Council members had a hard time deciding between
sports arid politics last week when Arizona met Southern California in
a Pacific 10 Conference basketball game. Council members took a
hasty recess an hour into their meeting and hustled to the nearest
television set in hopes of catching the game. To their dismay, they
found out it was half-time. Aides were delegated to keep council mem-
bers posted throughout the meeting and an additional recess was

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