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(Continued from Page 1) and Uncle Toms out and get but all black women. We have
AS SPECIAL guest speaker in strong people in there. We have proven that we have the right
the Fifth Annual Tribute to to be assured we have a strong to defend our own bodies and
Black Women, sponsored by foundation in this country," that is something to be proud.
EMU's Black Student Associa- Little urged. of," Little said, her head just
tion, Little urged the crowd to barely popping 'above the large
work actively for black pro- LITTLE E X P R E S S E D wooden podium.
gress . a desire to divert the public "We must make sure there
"When you graduate I hope spotlight from herself and are no more Joan Littles and
you'll have more on your mind stressed her acquittal as a land- make sure black people are not
than your job and feel obligated mark achievement for all wo- railroaded into jails and pris-
to that job and feel that you men and all black people. ons."
have no time for nothing else,"
she said. "It won't be just Joan Little A NATIVE of North Carolina,.
"We must get those dictators who will have a place in history Little also attacked the Ameri-

inty, activism

Former medical student
sues U'. blasts expulsion

have to have money to get any-
one to help you?"
"My money came from peo-
ple who relate to Joan Little,"
she said, referring to those who
donated funds for legal defense
and bail.
"THIS TELLS you we have to
do something," Little told the
University crowd.
She urged the students to write
prisoners and "make them feel
like they're more than just
Little said she is working on
a book and there are plans for
a movie, starring Cicely Tyson.
"WHAT WILL I do with my
money? I might build a house
next to Nixon in San Clemente,"
Little said, drawing laughter
from her audience. "But I have
to remember where I came

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can prison system and the in-
equities she sees.
"Patty Hearst, she's going to
walk free because she has the
money, but what about all the
people who have been in jail on
$1,000 bail and can't get out?"
Little asked. "Is it fair that you
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who need it."
"This is one sister who had
her life on the line for you, I
could've left the country," Little
sternly spoke. "But I'm willing
to put it on the line again."
"IF IT wasn't for people like
Malcolm X, and others who lost
their lives for you, we wouldn't
be here," she said.
Appearing on the program
with Little was black poetess
and playwrite Sonia Sanchez,
also known as Laila' Mannan,
who rose to prominence through
her active role in the black
movement during the sixties.
Preceding Little were two
other poetesses, Baraka Sele
an Ayesha, who stressed the role
of poetry in developing blackE
women's consciousness.
professor, spoke on the impor-
tance of women in black history
and their powerful role in keep-
ing black culture alive and fami-
lies together.
"It is the survival of the race
with which the black woman is
credited-to preserve what she
knew," McIntosh said.
Master of Ceremonies Brian
Moore billed the program as a
"tribute to black women who
are responsible for the survival
of black people today."
John Jay, appointed by George
Washington, served as chief jus-
tice of the Supreme Court from
1789 to 1795.

(Continued from Page 1)
function under stress.
In May 1972, the Medical
School Promotion Board placed
Stone on non-passing status and
requested he take a leave of
absence for health reasons. Ac-
cording to Stone, that decision,
made 17 days before graduation,
was based on a recommenda-
tion from Dr. Derek Miller, who
Stone says examined him that
spring and deemed him psycho-
logically abnormal and unfit to
be a physician.
MILLER, then a staff psychi-
atrist and now head of the Uni-
versity's Adult Services, says
professional ethics prevent him
from divulging any information
on Stone.
However, Medical School cor-
respondence shows that Miller
saw Stone in late March and on
October 31. The latter meeting
included Stone's father, and of
that encounter, Miller cryptical-
ly wrote to Dr. Colin Campbell,
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
in the Medical School, that
Charles Stone . . . remains a
rather frozen, rigid man with
some capacity for warmth, par-
ticularly when he is not under
stress . . .
"He is uninsightful about his
difficulties and not aware that
he will have problems again, on
one level. On another, his solu-
tion is to exercise tighter con-
trol over himself and to try to
take a less stressful medical ca
MILLER then recommended
psychotherapy to strengthen
Stone's personality. The same
recommendation appeared some
months later when the Promo-
tion Board refused to readmit
Stone. Instead, they suggestedj

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pewriter "I'm thinking of starting a
alS free busing program for fami-
lies who want to visit relatives,"
she said. "I don't want to give
ty cellar my money to the government
I want to give it to those
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therapy with University staff
In late May, Dr. Jeffrey Bind-
er, a University psychiatrist,
wrote a letter to Campbell that
stressed ". . Stone is vulner-
able to disruptions in his func-
tioning under stress. Only ex-
perience within the situation
could determine whether Mr.
Stone is now able to cope with
the pressures of medical educa-
tion and practice."
IT is unlikely that he is going
to change much in the near fu-
ture, so a period of time might
help determine whether he can
cope with the demands of the
final year."
Reinstated after psychother-
apy in 1973, Stone complains1
that he found that courses of
interest to him were already
filled by Senior students and the
only duty available for him:
was the pressure - laden ob-
stetrics ward at Wayne County
General Hospital. Despite no
course in obstetrics for two
years, Stone entered a rotation
that included gynecology at
Wayne University Hospital.
The Promotion Board wanted:
to see if Stone could function
under pressure, according to the
Medical School letters. He fail-
ed badly.
OBSTETRICS ward director,
Dr. John Gosling, reported in
failing Stone that he ". . . was
the subject of more complaints
and adverse comments by vari-
ous members of the house and
nursing staff than any student
in the last two years .sg
But Stone complains his long
obsence from obstetrics was'
the reason for his failure and
points out that he was graded
solely on obstetrics while the
course included gynecology -.
which he passed.
In late 1973, Stone appealed
to the Medical School's Execu-
tive Committee for reinstate-
ment. Campbell, in a memo to
Dr. John Gronvall, Medical
School Dean, wrote that the
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Promotion Board f e 1 t Stone
had not performed in a
satisfactory matter in a clinical
setting and that the manfesta-
tions of poor perfarmance which
occurred in obstetrics might
happen again in other services."
upheld the Promotion Board's
verdict in late 1973 and again-
on an appeal directed through
President Robben Fleming and
state Senator Dale Kildee of
Flint-last month,
Now the Stones are disgusted;
particularly C h a r 1 e s, whose
science accolades throughout
public school and college in-
cluded publication of articles in
national journals.
Stone and his father say
they've humbled themselves to
'the University. They've paid
their own money for University-
suggested psychiatrists and even
travelled to Massachusetts to
inspect a mental health clinic
mentioned by Miller.
THE ELDER Stone, a retired
physics professor, says he was
unknowingly analyzed by a Uni-
versity official and angered
when told he was too much the
"boy scout leader and flag
But as one Medical School fac-
ulty member explained that a
student's interaction with clini-
cal patients is as important as
good grades.
He speculated that even
though a student might have
good grades, an inability to re-
late to patients could wash him
out of school.
A medical student added,
"There are people in each Med-
ical School class who have psy-
chological problems, but most of
them are not major enough to
affect the way they practice
medicine. In most cases the
school does not eliminate stu-
dents for psychological prob-
lems unless those problems af-
fect performance."
Records show there are abot
130 million registered motor ve-
hicles in the United States, -lut
only about 125 million licensed
driversaccording to the Na-
tional Automobile Club.

To attend Commence-
ent, you mst order a
cap and gown, by Nov.14
university cellar.

Stone complied with the sug-
gestion, he spent the winter and
spring terms of 1973 in psycho-j

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