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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, April 16, 1978-Page,3


In yesterday's MSA election story we inadvertently neglected to
mention the winner for the Engineering School. Three representatives
were elected: Steven Knobler, Laurie Kendall, and David Fischer.
New pot penalties
John Mills, who advocates the legalization of marijuana, has been
sentenced to push a wheelbarrow containing dirt, a marijuana plant
and a sign around the Mason County courthouse. The signs says
"decriminalize marijuana." Mason County Superior Court Judge
Frank Baker said Thursday that he handed down the sentence after
Mills pleaded guilty to possessing more than 40 grams of pot. He was
told to perform the task 20 times each Sunday morning for the next
four weekends. Baker also assigned Mills to write a 1,500-word paper
on the pros and cons of marijuana use.
Happenings . ..
... since you're all caught up on your studying, and you've handed
in all your papers early, so you're just loaded with time and we've got
plenty of things for you to do beginning at 2 p.m. when you can see an
Islamic art exhibition at the Kelsey Museum... also at 2, the lacrosse
club will play Purdue at Ferry Field. . . at 3 p.m. in the Kuenzel Rm. of
the Union, Dr. Gail Barton will speak on Women in Medicine.. . or, if
you prefer, the Youth Band will perform at 3 in Hill Aud.... at 4 the.
Graduate Opera Workshop will present Mozart's "Magic Flute" at the
School of Music.. . at 7 and 9 in Aud. A Angell Hall you can see the film
'"The Clowns" free of charge ... and at 8 WCBN will feature tapes of
the Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock concert at Hill Aud. .. . MON-
DAY: being at noon when Dr. Young of Radical Science Journal will
speak on "Medical Science and the Social Order" in Rm. 2747 Fur-1
stenberg Center . . .Prof. Alan Deyermond of the University of London
will speak at 4:10 on "Stage, Birds and Fountains: Symbol and Anec-
dote in the Traditional Lyric" in the W. Conference Rm. of Rackham
Nobel laureate P.A.M. Dirac will speak in the Rackham lecture
hall at 4:30. . . you can see the play "Aparajito" in Rm. 126 E. Quad
7:30.. . at 8 the Renaissance Dance Group will perform in the Pen-
dleton Rm. of the> Union... there will be a free showing of the film
"The Southerner" in Aud. A Angell Hall at 9:10. . . TUESDAY: at
7:30 p.m. in the Pendleton Rm. of the Union Hector Marroquin, a
Mexican political dissident, will tell his story.. . also at 7:30, there will
be a political science informational meeting in Rm. 6602 Haven Hall
for students who are Washington summer interns ... and for real 7:30
freaks, you can participate in an introductory program of Siddah
meditation at 902 Baldwin.. . good luck on your finals, and have a nice
On the outside ... .
there are some clouds headed our way and they are going to
stay for a few days. Today should be only partly cloudy though with a
high of 53 degrees and a low of 34. Winds will increase tonight blowing
from the southeast. Monday will be increasingly cloudy with a high of
56. There is a possibility of light rain on Tuesday.
Daily Official Bulletin

Med students cheated abroad

With the applications to American
medical schools running at an all-time
high, many students are considering
taking their medical training abroad.
But according to Robert Harrington,
president of, the Council on Foreign
Medical Education, (CFME), students
attending foreign medical schools may
not be getting their money's worth.
Moreover, he adds, they may actually
be cheated.
HARRINGTON, WHO has himself
completed only two years of school at
the Autonomous University of
Guadalajara, charges that American
students are unfairly treated, that
health and sanitary practices in
Mexican universities are seldom ob-
served, and that students run the risk of
being extorted out of $1,000 or more in
unnecessary fees.
"Guadalajara is a money mill,"
claims Harrington. Students are
treated like tourists, he continues.
Thousands of dollars are spent on
tuition, housing, etc., but the university
refuses to release student transcripts
without a $1000 fee, Harrington reports.
Foreign medical schools have often
been seen as a haven for the American

student who cannot be
school in this country.

accepted at a

'Guadalajara is a money
mill. Students are treated
like tourists. The Univer-
sity refuses to release stu-
dent transcripts without a
$1000 fee.'
-Robert Harrington,
President, Council
on Foreign Medical
HARRINGTON SAYS that the reality
is far from rosy, Mexican students
complete a 4-year course of studies, and
then one year internship and one year
of social service. American students
must complete the full six years before
they can think about re-entering the
Not only that, but re-entering studen-
ts must take the Educational Council on

Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
exam. Board exams in Mexico take
from 6 months to 2 years -to com-
plete-so the total time elapsed for a
foreign medical student can be
anywhere from nine to eleven and a
half years, where the American coun-
terpart averages only 7 years.
Also, Harrington charges that
Mexican medical facilities ignore
health problems. He cites an example
where he and fellow students were sent
to Santiago Ixcuintla for a field project
to treat flood victims. Unfortunately,
,the students were not vaccinated for the
typhoid which was rampant there.
About 30 percent of students contract
thphoid each year, according to
Harrington's estimates.
Harrington's organization, the CF-
ME, was formed of self-styled ,"sur-

vivors" of Guadalajara, the group's in-
tent is to warp American pre-medical
students of the hazards posed by
foreign medical schools.
Just for the
health of it.
Physical Education Public Information
American Alliance for Health
PhyscafEduatin ad Rcretio

Weed samples 'show
paraquat blight
By JULIE ROVNER the money for the paraquat spraying
All five marijuana samples from program, which was run by,Mexican
Michigan tested for paraquat con- authorities. Paraquat kills the contents
tamination by the Pharm. Chem. of a field of cannabis after a few days.
Research Foundation in Palo Alto, According to reports many of the
California have come back positive, ac- farmers have gone ahead with their
cording to a spokesman for the lab harvests between the time the fields
there. were sprayed and the death of the
A GOVERNMENT REPORT .crops. As a result, there is apparently a
released last month stated that a heavy large amount of paraquat-covered pot
marijuana user can expect to do finding its way onto the U.S. market.
irreperable damage to his or her lungs
within a matter of months.
For five dollars the Pharm. Chem.
lab will analyze a half-gram(a bout a
tablespoon) samples and tell smokers
whether or not there is paraquat in
their grass. The address is 1844 Bay
Rd., Palo Alto, California, 94303.
The lab asks smokers to include a five
digit number of their own choosing, Paintings
wait three to six weeks, then call (415)
322-9941 to find out the result for your & Works on Paper
numbered sample. Tue,-Fri. 10-6
A SPOKESMAN for the lab said all April Sat, Sun. 12-s
samples should be accompanied by a 4 - 30 764-3234
piece of paper indicating what the sub-
stance is, how much was paid for it,
where it was purchased, and if any side
effects have been felt from it yet. The
firm claims it provides the only such
service in the country.
The U.S. government provided all of FIRST FLOOR MICHIGAN UNION


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"(b) All students owing such accounts will not be
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