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Mediatrics
Presents: THE AFRICAN QUEEN
(John Huston, 1952) HUMPHREY BOGART won his only Academy Award for
his portrayal of the hard drinking skipper of "The African Queen" who must
face the hardships of the African tjungle with KATHERINE HEPBURN, the prim
sister of a missionary.
Fri, April 13 Nat Sci Aaud 7:00, 8:45, 10:30
-and- THE PAPER CHASE
A story about a first year low student (TIMOTHY BOTTOMS) trying to do well
academically and date his professor's daughter at the same time. By the end
of the film, he learns a pretty important lesson about the grading system.
Sat, April 14 Not Sci Aud 7:00 & 9:00 -ADMISSION $I.50-
he Ann Arbor Film CooperVtive presents at MLB 3
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
AND GOD AGAINST ALL
(Werner Herzog, 1975) 7 & 9-MLB 3
A film concerned with madness and alienation, based on the legendary
Kasper Houser story about a man who mysteriously appears in a German
town with no memory of experience of life. The portrayal of Kasper by Bruno
S., a psychotic with a similar case history, is as intense cis it is unconventional.
The most popular film of the 1975 Cannes Film Festival. In German, with
subtitles.
Monday: TEA FOR TWO: Join Sinclair Freedom Rally
CLAUDIA WEILL'S 1978
GIRLFRIENDS
Klutzy but talented woman photographer and her arty coed friend share an
apartment until the later decides to get married. MELANIE MAYRON, as the
photographer, redecorates the place, changes her appeal, falls in love with
her Rabbi and swears off free-lonch hackwork at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.
But will she make it? Not a studio film but the work of a dedicated few over
a period of three years. The surprise critical success of 1978. With ELI
WALLACH, in 35 MM 8 Color.
SUN: Hitchcock's DIAL M FOR MURDER
CINEMA GUILD TONIGHT AT OLD ARCH. AUD.
CINE A G ILD 7:00 & 9:05 $1.50

Page 6-Saturday, April 14, 1979-The Michigan Daily
EXPER TS ARGUE TREATMENT WORSE THAN DISEASE

Cocaine may cure arthritis,

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A country doctor
says cocaine can relieve the pain and symptoms of
crippling arthritis, but experts on the illness say the
purported cure may be worse than the disease.
Dr. Lowell Somers of this tiny Lake County com-
munity 100 miles north of San Francisco told repor-
ters he used cocaine and Darvon to successfully treat
arthritis in 13 states.
"GOD PROVIDED ME with this opportunity to
give something to mankind. I am dedicated to seeing
that it becomes public," Somers said.
But Dr. John Decker, clinical director of the
National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and
Digestive Diseases in Bethesda, Md., said he doubts
the cocaine-Darvon combination had any effect on
the sufferer's arthritis - except to reduce pain.
"We get a cure a week for arthritis and this is in the
same category," he said.
"THERE ARE times when you have to give ar-
thritis patients medicine to relieve pain, but
physicians are constantly trying to make sure people

don't become addicted to it. That can be a worse
monkey on your back than joint pain," he added.'
Cocaine, while not physically addictive, is con-
sidered by experts to be pychologically addictive. It
is also illegal except when used under a doctor's care.
Darvon is a brand name for a mild prescription pain
killer.
The only pain-killing medications of real value
against arthritis are those which also reduce the in-
flammation in swollen joints. The most common
treatment is large doses of aspirin,he said.
However, cocainerand Darvon do not have an anti-
inflammatory power, Decker said.
SOMERS' UNORTHODOX treatment brought the
physician under scrutiny by the state Board of
Medical Quality Assurance, but no action was taken.
Somers also was removed from the staff of a local
hospital and had to close one of three offices due to a
drop in the number of patients.

doctor says
meaningless," and added, "You should take'this with
a large grain of salt."
Somers, 40, said he discovered the treatment whent
two of his cousins, who are identical twins, came to
see him. One of them had a serious case of
rheumatoid arthritis.
THE ONLY difference in their lifestyles was that
the healthy twin had been using cocaine in Los
Angeles. He persuaded Somers to try the drug as a
prescription.
Somers, who said he was "reluctant to order the
powder, as you can well imagine," made a solution of
the cocaine and Darvon, dried it with a hair dryer,
and gave it to the arthritic twin.
Somers said he later discovered that the drug's
powdered hydrochloride form, the kind most com-
monly sold illegally on the street, does not affect ar-
thritis. But he said that the alkaloid form, sniffed or
taken orally, was a different story.
"It relieved the pain," Somers said, "and I thought
that's all there was to it. But two weeks later the
symptoms were also diminishing."

A spokesperson at the
Atlanta said Somers'

Arthritis Foundation in
results were "almost

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CINEMA li Angell Hall, Aud "A"
7:00 & 9:00 $1.50

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P" Based on an actual event, AHW recreates the un-
deniable and irreversible beginning of a new era-
the birth of rock and roll. It is 1959; a cultural
revolution is happening in America. CHURCK BERRY,
JERRY LEE LEWIS and BUDDY HOLLY have taken over
the record charts. Elvis reigns as King. And Alan
Freed (TIM McINTIRE), the controversial NY disc jockey who made it all
happen over the radio, is planning the first anniversary Rock and Roll show
at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre. In spite of a plot by the local DA to close
the show, the audience is treated to the pulsating rock and roll of Chuck
Berry performing "Sweet Little Sixteen," Jerry Lee Lewis bringing the house
down with "Great Ball of Fire," and rocking musical numbers by screaming
Joy Hawkins and the Chesterfields. ."Rock and Roll is here to stay!" With
Loraine Newman. (91 m). Plus Short--THE HECKLING HARE (1941)-Tex
Avery directed this, his fourth and last caroon featuring Bugs Bunny (whom
Avery created). SUN.-HARDER THEY COME

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Psych dept. delays
release of Project
Outreach revisions

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BY JOHN SINKEVICS
Although the Psychology Depar-
tment's Undergraduate Committee had
planned to complete its draft for
revision of Project Outreach yesterday,
Committee Chairman Tony Morris said
the report will not be released until next
week.
The revisions in Outreach were
prompted by the Literary College's
(LSA) Executive Committee's decision
two weeks ago to set aside Teaching
Assistant (TA) allocations for the
program until specific changes in its
teaching structure and credit
arrangements are made. The LSA
committee asked the Psychology
Department to increase the number of
faculty supervisors in Outreach, and
also recommended the total number of
credits a student may take in the
program, 12, be reduced.
MORRIS SAID the release of the
report is being delayed in order to cir-
culate it to persons in the department
for additional comment.
"My guess is we'll give the final
report to the Psychology Department's
Executive Committee for review by the
,middle of next week," said Morris. "I
think the draft we have right now
represents the direction in which we're
headed."
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Morris would not comment on details
of the report, but he indicated earlier
that his committee might decide not to
recommend an increase in faculty
supervision of the program.
The Undergraduate Committee's
report must first be submitted to the
Psychology Department's Executive
Committee for approval before it is sent
before the LSA Executive Committee
for final judgement.
Garbage can
fire results

in

S.

Quad

evacuation

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By KEVIN ROSEBOROUGH
A fire in three garbage cans on South
Quad's fifth floor resulted in the
evacuation of the entire building early
yesterday morning.
South Quad Building Director Mary
Bewley said the fire - confined to a
garbage storage room on the 700
corridor - was discovered by a
resident. The resident pulled a fire
alarm and the building was evacuated.
No injuries were reported.
THE FIRE WAS extinguished by
seventh loor Resident Advisor (RA)
Tom Bundt. "I was going to get a coke,"
said Bundt, "when I saw a lot of smoke.
I went down the hall, where there hap-
pens to be a fire station, grabbed an ex-
tinguisher, and went down two floors.
"I found the fire, which seemed to be
going pretty good - smoke went all the
way up to the eighth floor. I put it out
with the chemical fire extinguisher,"
said Bundt, a Literary College senior.,
The cause of the blaze hasn't yet been
determined, said Bewley, although ar-
son has not been eliminated as 'a
possibility. A purposely set fire caused
an estimated $30,000 in damage at Bur-
sley Hall last month.
Heavy smoke from the fire causesi
enough damage to require eventu4l
repainting in the corridor Bewley said.
"But residents of the floor were able to
return to their rooms after the fire,
she added.

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