Page 10-WednesdayJuly 12, 1978-The Michigan Daily
British woman may/bear 'test tube baby'
ONDON (AP) - A British woman is OF COURSE, we also recognize that, government's Medical Research Coun- funded National Health Service
ected to give birth by Caesarian because of the unique nature of this for- cil. hospital and is confident that she at last
tion in two or three weeks to what thcoming birth, there is enormous Ms. A: is believed to be 32 years old will have a baby after years of disap-
erts believe will be the world's first public interest." and married to a railroad man in his pointments.
ng "test tube baby," her He said he and Edwards advised the late 30s. Their identity is being withheld
ecologist said yesterday. couple to "make a special for ethical reasons. Various sources provided ifor-
he woman, identified only as Ms. A., arrangement" with an international THE WOMAN is now in the maternity mation which indicates that during
same pregnant by means of a agency to relieve pressure on them and warpat Oldham and Ditrict General In- their 12 yers of research Edwards and
oratory technique after nine also "to secure a financial future for firmary at Oldham, about 190 miles Steptoe found they could fertilize
dless years of marriage during their child." northwest of London. female eggs with male sperm in the
ch a defect in her fallopian tubes The test tube technique aims to held The British newspaper syndicate laboratory - in a "test tube" which is
vented her from conceiving. women who cannot conceive because of chosen by the couple to tell their story in fact a sophisticated and complex
WO BRITISH specialists implanted an obstruction in the fallopian tubes for a fee issued Tuesday's statement in piece of glassware.
egg from Ms. A. into her womb four which carry eggs from the ovaries to which gynecologist Steptoe urged the Women who previously volunteered
s after it had been fertilized ina test the uterus. news media not to put any pressure on to try the technique reportedly became
e by her husband's sperm. MEDICAL AND genetics research his patient as she awaits the birth, pregnant, but the pregnancies did not
r. Patrick Steptoe, 65, a authorities in Britain say the inter- He said all announcements concer- continue the full nine months cycle.
ecologist, and Dr. Robert Edwards, national medical community believes ning the birth would be made through
a Cambridge University no test tube baby has ever been born, the news syndicate, which declined to MANY QUESTIONS mustremain
siologist, have spent more than a although there have been reports of test reveal the amount of money the couple unanswered, medical authorities said,
ade trying to bring a test tube baby tube conceptions which failed during will receive for publication rights, until Steptoe and Edwards publish
fe. pregnancy. - dtilsSof the arc Ed ter d icl
t must be recognized that in the No proof has been offered to substan- MS. A. REPORTEDLY will give bir- details of the research in the medical
ks ahead an atmosphere of total tiate other claims that three test tube th by Caesarian section in the publicly press.
m is vital to the well-being of the bables are alive in Europe. The report
her and her child to be," Steptoe is believe groundless, said David San-
in a statement issued yesterday. ders, a spokesman for the British C os ia sn e s
Nazis hold rally
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THE INTERCHANGE was typical of
many that transpired throughout the
afternoon. After Co.1lin and his follow-
ers arrived the more noteworthy oc-
currences seemed to take place in the
audience and not on the podium where
the brownshirts gathered.
Standing behind a podium encircled
by four rows of police officers,
featured. speaker Frank Collin began
his address under a banner proclaiming
"White Power, Welcome to 1978 and the
"What we want to know is, are you
ready for white power?" he asked the
crowd. "The blacks have been mar-
ching into our neighborhoods for years.
Next time, we're going to march into
the black neighborhoods."
Collin continued speaking in that
vein, characterizing Chicago as "the
worst nigger city I've ever seen," and
blamed blacks for the city's problems.
COLLIN'S VOICE was frequently?
obliterated by the chanting crowd. Fist-
fights and screaming arguments were
not uncommon and the tense crowd
surged toward each altercation,
straining for a release.
"White Power, White Power, White
Power now," screamed a coalition of
youths, many of whom sported shirts
emblazoned with swastikas. "Down
with the Jews, Down With the Jews
resounded ominously through the park.
One of the tattooed youths explained
his purpose in attending the rally and
his support of the White Youth Gang
"JEWISH REAL ESTATE guys buy
our houses and sell them to Niggers.
They are trying to take our park
As thechants of "Jews Go Home"
and "Six Million weren't enough"
picked up momentum the youths joined
in, eagerly raising their hands in a fist
salute, punctuating the beat of the
chants. Ron Kenkat, a Marquette Park
resident in his mid 20's who earlier had
discussed his affiliation with the Nazi
Party, leaned over and gestured toward
the anti-Nazi faction, "These Jews
wouldn't even make good lampshades"
he said. -
.The group'to, which he was referring,
Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.
A WOMAN'S VOICE pierced through
the air. "Kill the Nazis, she repeatedly
screamed. "Kill the Nazis."
The anti-Nazi forces began chanting
"Never Again, never Again," referring
to the annihilation of 21 million people
-6 million Jewish - in World War II.
"Jews go home, Jews go home, Nazi
"Frank's (Collins) father's a Jew,
You're one of us," the anti-forces
screamed back. The crowd pressed
forward, jostling each other, and the
- tension could be felt in the heat of
sweaty bodies pressing against one
COLLIN'S VOICE became audible in
a momentary silence. "Jews will lead
to the downfall of this country," he
proclaimed. The crowd burst into ap-
plause as he ended his address.
The antagonism the factions felt
toward each other was erupting more
and more frequently into small battles.
Plainclothes police dispersed through
the crowd rapidly surrounded and
broke up these incidents before they
ignited the tense antagonists. But as
one incident would be squelched on the
right another altercation would erupt
on the left.
Gradually the crowd dispersed until
once again the park took on a peaceful
air of summer cool. Scattered clumps
of hangers-on stood by quietly talking.
Many of the extra police squads boar-
ded chartered city busses to leave while
others stood by, waiting for the
remnants of the rally to wander
A young couple stood by surveying
the scene. They both grew up and con-
tinue to live in the Marquette Park
area. Both expressed opposition to the
Nazis and explained the actions of the
crowd. "These guys are just saying,
'We want the Park to stay white," 27-
year-old Xavier Marrique said.
"If the Nazis would leave the people
would still be here. The Nazis are just
an added attraction. Just a sideshow.
These people would still be here defen-
ding their property values. This is the
only- nice Dark left in the citv It's all
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