Friday, June 9, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
CHICAGO (A-) - The South-
ern Christian Leadership Con-
ference (SCLC) has announced
it will build a tent city in Mi-
ami Beach to dramatize de-
mands to delegates at the Dem-
ocratic National Convention.
The Rev. Ralph Abernathy,
head of SCLC, made the an-
nouncement Wednesday to an
audience attending a tribute to
the late Rev. Martin Luther
"We are organizing the poor
to build Resurrection City II in
the midst of the rich resorts be-
cause the blacks, the young and
the poor must give a message to
the Democratic party," Aber-
In 1968, the SCLC sponsor-
ed a tent city in Washington to
dramatize demands before leg-
islators. It was called Resurrec-
tion City and lasted about six
"We will put the iithe Dem-
ocrats, on notice that we will
not give our support for the
same old crumbs they have
been tossing out for y-ars." Ab-
"We will tell them we want
the whole thing no more
cheap poverty programs, no
more moon explorations while
doing nothing about the valleys
of injustice on earth. no more
Spiro Agnews passing o u t
moon rocks across the world
when he should be passing out
bread here in Chicago, and no
more blacks fighting a rich
man's war," Abernathy said.
Abernathy said he hopes about
3,000 persons will participate in
New screening test for
lead poisoning devised
NEW YORK OP) - A simple and reliable mass screening test
for lead poisoning, from a drop of blood by finger puncture, was
announced yesterday by New York University (NYU).
"If field teals confirm itshvalue," a university spokesman said,
"its use should allow every child between 1 and 6 years of age in
this country to be tested for exposure to lead and should contribute
greatly to the eradication of lead poisoning."
Many young children contract lead poisoning by eating the high
lead content paint which is often found in old, run-down urban houses.
Lead poisoning can lead to either death or permanent brain damage.
Five per cent of urban children between 1 and 6 show elevated
lead levels in their blood when tested by conventional methods.
The conventional methods were termed cumbersome by the
university, however. They involved drawing a quantity of blood and
subjecting it to a complicated laboratory analysis.
Dr. Sergio Piomelli, professor of pediatrics at the NYU School
of Medicine, has developed a method to measure rapidly and ac-.
curately a substance in red blood cells that signals the presence of
elevated lead levels, NYU said.
"The test is rapid and inexpensive." NYU added. "With this
technique, it appears possible that blood samples could be collected
by finger puncture on a piece of filter paper and mailed to a central
The test measures substances called free erythrocyte prophyrins-
FEP. In studies of the test done with the New York City Health
Department it was found that the FEP concentration increases with
increasing lead level.
"Thus the value of the FEP test is not limited to the diagnosis
of severe lead intoxication," NYU said, "but can be used as a method
for early detection."
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