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Page 6--Tuesday, June 6, 1978--The Michigan Daily
Chinese to evacuate Vietnam

TOKYO (AP)-Vietnam announced PEKING'S OFFICIAL Hsinhua news
yesterday it will permit Chinese ships agency, in a dispatch late last night,
into Vietnamese ports to evacuate said two Chinese passenger ships had
Chinese residents Peking claims are completed preparations and were
being persecuted. ready to depart for Vietnam.
Hanio radio said in a broadcast Neither Hanoi nor Peking said what
monitored in Tokyo that the Foreign ports would be involved. It is estimated
Ministry issued a statement saying about 800,000 of some one million
"The Chinese ships can enter the Viet Chinese living in Vietnam reside in Ho
namese ports designated by the Viet- Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon.
namese side. The first Chinese ship will The Hanoi broadcast said Chinese
arrive at a Vietnamese port on June residents wishing to leave Vietnam
20.' "can take with them their property on
Pot harmful to
dental treatment

the basis of Vietnamese government
regulations. They must obtain per-
mission of exit from the Vietnamese
authorities prior to their departure.
"CHINESE RESIDENTS who wish to
remain in Vietnam will be treated just
like other aliens in Vietnam."
Peking has bitterly denounced its
one-time Communist ally, claiming
persecution and harassment has forced
more than 105,000 Chinese to flee Viet-
nam and resettle in China in recent
months.
Hsinhua said on May 27 that China
would send ships to Vietnam. Its
Tuesday report said the vessels
Minghua and Changli were anchored in
Canton's Whampoa harbor and would
leave "shortly" for Vietnam.
MAJOR FACTORS in the Chinese-

Vietnamese dispute are the ideological
conflict between Moscow and Peking
and frontier warfare that erupted bet-
ween Vietnam and Cambodia after
Communist forces in those two coun-
tries defeated U.S.-backed regimes in
the spring of 1975.
Peking backs Cambodia and Moscow
supports Vietnam.
Vietnam has denied any suppression
of its Chinese residents. It said some
Chinese merchants decided to leave
when their stores and businesses were
nationalized by the government and
others feared "false rumors" of
reprisals because of the border battles
with Cambodia.
As in many Asian countries, the
Chinese minority in southern Vietnam
controlled much of the area's trade and
commerce and was resented by many
Vietnamese.

CHICAGO (AP) - Marijuana and
dental treatment don't mix, say two
dental researchers who warn that
marijuana users may suffer serious
side-effectsebecause of reactions to
drugs used in dental treatment.
For that reason, they advise habitual
marijuana smokers to abstain from
use of the substance for a period before
and after treatment.
THE RESEARCHERS review
marijuana in relation to stress and
dental treatment in the June issue of
the Journal of the American Dental
Association. They are Drs. Leonard
Horowitz of the Eastman Dental Center
in Rochester, N.Y., and Robert Ner-
sasian of Tufts University school of
dental medicine in Boston.
They point out that about half of
college-age Americans used marijuana
in 1972, with 8 per cent smoking it daily.
And they say it is projected that 66 per
cent of young adults will use it by 1980.
For this reason, they advise dentists,
more young dental patients will be
seeking elective or emergency dental

treatment while under the influence of
marijuana.
MARIJUANA, they say, "is a potent,
pharmacologically active agent that
could affect and complicate a dental
procedure" and it needs further study
as it relates to dental treatment.
They say it interferes with normal
cardiovascular mechanisms and those
responses involving the involuntary-
nervous system.
They caution that cross-reactions
between the active chemical break-
down products of marijuana and drugs
used in pain killers and as stimulants in
dental treatment.
Patients who have used marijuana
may develop irregular heartbeats and
may experience drops in blood pressure
to the point where they faint, Horowitz
and Nersasian say.
The chemically active ingredients in
marijuana alone are capable of in-
ducing a number of abnormal respon-
ses involving the heart, lungs and blood
vessels, as well as other physiologically
dangerous changes.

Supreme Court lets

rape law
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme
Court yesterday refused to disturb a
lower court decision striking down a
state statutory rape law because-it
named only young girls as potential vic-
tims.
Over two objections, the court let
stand a federal appeals court ruling
that New Hampshire's former
statutory rape law fostered uncon-
stitutional sex discrimination against
men.
THE LAW applied only to men who
have sexual intercourse with females
not their wives and under 15. It did not
apply to women who have sexual inter-
course with males not their husbands
and under 16.
The court's action was taken without
comment, except for a note that Chief
Justice Warren Burger and Justice
Harry Blackmun would overturn the
ruling which invalidated the law.
Because no opinion accompanied the
court's action, it is far from certain that
the seven justices who voted not to hear
an appeal from New Hampshire
authorities agree with the lower court's
reasoning.
BUT UNTIL superseded by some
future Supreme Court ruling, the
decision may call into question gender-
based statutory rape laws in many
states.
Thomas Meloon was 25 when convic-
ted of statutory rape in 1974 for having
sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old
girl whom he met in Portsmouth, N.H.

crumble
Although the girl had consented to the
sexual relationship, Meloon was sent to
prison on the statutory rape conviction.
He served 3% years before his convic-
tion was overturned.
EVEN THOUGH New Hampshire
now has a gender-neutral law for
statutory rape, Meloon could have been
sent back to prison had the appeals
court ruling been reversed.
In other matters, the court:
" Upheld a tax return check-off
method used by Minnesota for public
financing of state election campaigns.
Bank cards
(Continued fromPage 1
sfers," Annunzio said. He said that
because the debit cards resemble credit
cards, many consumers incorrectly
assume they are protected by the same
laws that guard against unauthorized
credit card use.
The legislation also would require
financial institutions to provide mon-
thly statements.
The American Bankers Association,
which has opposed the legislation, now
generallay supports the bills. Speaking
of the Annunzio version, A. A. Milligan,
president of the organization, said last
week, "The bill recognizes and builds
constructively upon the principles of
customer protection, which have
matured through several decades of
banking innovation."

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