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Summer Daily

Vol. LXXXIlI, No. 16-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 31, 1973

Ten Cents

Sixteen Pages

UOIIY r-rauuoto y U I r M AK L-N
300 tons of coal were left lying near the intersection of Liberty and First streets yesterday when a
Penn Central freight train derailed there. Nobody was injured in the mishap, but three parked cars
Big c lea U p ob a hea were crushed. Police rerouted traffic around the intersection, but city officials say that part of Liberty
may stay closed for a week to allow for cleanup and repairs. The cause of the accident has not yet
been determined.
Court reverses *
til)r m uan
convictions in
'69 SA sit-in I SbC

By DAVID BURHENN appeals. Most of these cases are pending
The convictions of eight persons arrest- in Washtenaw County Circuit Court after
ed for staging a sit-in at the LSA Building almost four years of legal maneuverings.
during the 1969 fight for a University-run Technically, the decision of the state
bookstore (now the U Cellar) have been appeals panel does not affect the other
overturned by the State Court of Appeals. cases. But the ultimate result of the rul-
A three judge panel ruled that a portion ing will probably be to overturn the other
of the statute under which the defendants convictions.
were charged is unconstitutional. Those STATE REPRESENTATIVE P e r r y
arrested were accused of inciting a "dis- Bullard (D.-Ann Arbor) argued the sit-in
turbance or a contention". appeals before the court. Bullard was
pleased with the panel's decision, saying,
THE EIGHT, Allen Edmonds, John "I think it is good that the court of Ap-
Scott, Thomas Abbott, Keith Clark, David peals recognizes that the portion of the
Light, Edward Fowler, Guna Spacs, and statute used to convict the defendants was
Gary Baldwin were originally sentenced unconstitutional and vague."
to seven days in jail and a $240 fine in Assistant County Prosecutor John Hen-
district court here. sel, who handled prosecution of the sit-in
Over 50 other persons arrested at the defendants, reserved comment yesterday
sit-in are still awaiting disposition of their until he saw a copy of the court's opinion.

for role in.
Story on -Page 3

Safety of IUDs questioned
WASHINGTON R) - Two doctors testi- serted hundreds of IUDs but now pre- Both doctors urged that IUDs be ap- Dr. Ervin Nichols, associate director of
fied yesterday that increasingly popular scribes them cautiously. proved for controlled investigational use the American College of Obstetricians and
intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the most He said the devices have been "proven only, with informed patient consent and Gynecologists, however termed the testi-
dangerous type of contraceptive now in to cause death, sterility, hemorrhage lead- accurate followup to check for adverse mony by the two physicians "ill consid-
use. ing to anemia, disabling pain, unwanted reactions. ered and unsubstantiated."
They said at a House subcommittee hear- pregnancy, miscarriage; ruptured tubal "The most dangerous means of contra- Nichols said there are "superb statisti-
ing that the metal or plastic rings, springs, pregnancy, thousands of major surgical ception today is the IUD," said Madry, cal data as to the effecti~eness" of the
coils, loops, bows and spirals lack proof procedures, massive infection, blood trans- adding that he considers the device only
of either safety or effectiveness. fusion and untold numbers of x-rays to slightly more effective than a douche and IUD. The IUD is second only to the birth
the ovaries of young women." - far less effective than oral contraceptives, control pill in effectiveness, he added.
IN CHICAGO, however, a spokesman diaphragms condoms and foams.
for the American Clle e of Obstetricians HE AND Dry JohnuMadrv. acrivate dp" o

and Gynecologists defended the IUD as be-
ing both safe and effective in comparison
with the alternatives.
Maj. Russel Thomsen, an Army gyne-
cologist at Ft. Polk, La., said he has in-

. u rI" i rtttiiuy, a p vt
practitioner at Melbourne, Fla., called for
tighter regulation of medical devices by
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
and stronger policing of advertising by
the Federal Trade Commission.

MADRY SAID he inserted 45 of the de-
vices before halting the practice in early
1969 because of his concern about their

"ANYTIME you give medicine or use a
device there is an irreducible number of
people who will react," Nichols said, not-
ing that even aspirin causes a reaction in
some cases.

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