THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, September 5, 1975
.~'age Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, September 5, 1975
FBI confirms paralyzing drug
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Reputed Detroit underworld figure Leonard Schultz, flanked on the right by his attorney,
John Bain, returns to the Federal Building in Detroit after a break as the inquiry Into the
disappearance of James Hoffa continues. Speculation has centered on the possibility that
Schultz may have information leading to the disappearance, and he is scheduled to testify
as cause otfbretIlh a
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Foye, VA deputy chief medical one Who worked in the institu-1
director, announced that "a tion during the past few months.I
group of neuro-muscular agents Despite the fact that there?
called Pavulon and tubo-curare may be a killer on the loose'
are the causative agents in the and that he or she may strike1
respiratory attacks. These were again at any moment, hospital
not prescribed drugs for the' pa- officials decided Tuesday to be-'
tients involved - it's a case of gin re-admitting patients and1
contaminated medication." performing regular surgery
again - over two weeks after
HOWEVER, proof was still they halted such measures in
needed to finalize Foye's con- a security move.
clusion, and it also remained to Freier said that the hospital
be determined exactly what staff is "looking at the mechan-I
kind of paralyzing drug was re- isms involved to increase ad-
sponsible. The evidence arrived missions and surgery." The pro-
yesterday after three weeks of cess, he said, would be gradual,
testing urine samples from two and by Monday, the hospital
of the August 15 victims. !'population is expected to be
Dr. Duane Freier, acting near 250, approximately 60 less
chief of staff at the hospital, has than its capacity of 311.
since ruled out the possibility 1
that the Pavulon contamination AT ONE point early in the in-
could have occurred at the drug vestigation, the hospital popula-
manufacturing level tion was down to less than 200
He and other administrators patients.j
termed the poisonings deliber- Dr. Martin Lindenauer chief
ate after discovering that drugs Dr.staatitheauet, j if
administered to the arrest vic-, of staff at the facility, justified
timss came from different the move saying, "There are pa-i
sources including the hospital tients that need care and sincea
pharmacy and outside commer- there have been no incidents in
cial firms. the past few days, we thoughtF
Freir comentd tht hesuch a measure would be safe."*
hasn't "the foggiest notion" as He also cited stricter security
to when the agency would con- measures, implemented sincea
dude its investigation but said the last attacks occurred, as a
that they would have to accum- rationale for the gradual in-s
ulate "overwhelming evidence" creases.
before making any announce- BEALS said there is a "mor-
ment. ale problem with the staff" be-
THE FBI yesterday reached cause of the halted admissions,
the half-way mark in personal- but doesn't "think that people
ly interviewing the 700 persons are too uptight."
in the professional staff at the "We are interested in treatingj
hospital. The bureau is also ex- people," he continued, "and I
think everybody will be a lot
happier when %-*y start admit-
ting patients and treating them
Both hospital officials and the
FBI denied reports circulated
yesterday that the bureau was
winding down their probe and
leaving the hospital.
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FORD injected the Middle
East comments in an ad lib to
the hotel audience of some 300.
The President tossed away a
prenar ed speech, in which he
said he was looking forward to
his visit to the People's Repub-
li^ of China later this year as a
move toward expanding U.S.
trade with Asian nations and
"toward our over-all goal of
peace and stability and normal
relations with our neighbors in
At the fund-raisers, the Pres-
ident stressed his belief that
"Republican policies, both for-
eign and domestic, are in tune
with the needs and the aspira-
tio~,s of most Americans."
At a luncheon at which more
than a thousand had paid $25 a
plate. Ford got applause when
he said "a successful blend of
personal initiative, private en-
terprise and public service will
,ome closer to solving our prob-
lems and realizing our potential
than will total reliance on the
massive muscle-bound bureauc-
racy of government."
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