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Page 8-Saturday, January 19,1980-The Michigan Daily
iter topples bridge

Pres. candidates
make last effort
for Iowa caucuses

to rush on
help for

STOCKHOLM Sweden (AP)-Frog-
inen searched for at least 10 motorists
hurled into deep water yesterday after
the mid-section of a highway bridge
collapsed when a freighter rammed it
in early morning fog. Six cars and a
truck plunged into the strait on the
Swedish west coast, police paid.
4 More than a dozen frogmen were sent
to the scene. But chances were slim of
finding any survivors in the freezing
temperatures. None of the vehicles had
been found by nightfall.
.BECAUSE OF POOR visibility,
frogmen were able to search only half-
way down the 130 foot deep waters un-
der the bridge connecting Tjorn Island
with the mainland about 300 miles north
of Goteborg.
Police feared currents had carried
the vehicles 60 feet or more away from
the collapsed bridge.
During a critical hour before police
cordoned off both approaches, wit-
nesses said seven vehicles plunged into
the cold water when speeding onto the
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1,700-foot bridge, missing the 800-foot
mid-section knocked down by the
About 12,000 vehicles normally cross
the bridge each day.
THERE WERE NO reports of cars
using the bridge at the moment it was
rammed by the Liberian-registered
16,000-ton Star Clipper at 1:27 a.m. The
33-member crew of the freighter
escaped injury. Police said they plan-
ned to question the pilot and captain.
One Spanish crew member, 4osto
Souto Villa, said he saw six or seven
cars speeding over the edge of the
bridge and falling into the water. He
said, "We could do nothing."
After the Star Clipper rammed the
bridge, the crew radioed authorities

and mainland policemen were on the
scene in 14 minutes setting up a road-
block at one end of the bridge, police
A policeman on Tjorn Island was
called at home about 10 minutes after
the accident, police said, but it took him
50 minutes to get dressed and drive to
the bridge to block the other end.
Coast guard officials said' the
freighter, owned by Norwegian Olsen
Line, hit the bridge span apparently
while being piloted too close to the
The concrete pnd steel bridge,
costing $3.6 million, was completed in
1960. Experts estimate it will cost up to
$12 million and two years to complete
repairs on the bridge.


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"Jerry" Brown, the third Democratic
contender, effectively withdrew Thur-
sday from the Iowa caucus and urged
all his supporters to vote uncommitted.
Brown has made a token effort in
Iowa, spending only $20,000 and
buying no radio or television com-
mercial time, His volunteer cam-
paign staff of 18 is being shored up
by the California-based Campaign
for an Economic Democracy
(CED), the left-wing lobby
organization founded by activist
Tom Hayden.
On the Republican side, the can-
didates were also making last-
minute appeals for support.
BEFORE A CROWD of some 500
Republicans in Cedar Rapids,
presidential candidate George Bush
unleashed another attack on
President Jimmy Carter last night,
criticizing him for the spiraling in-
flation rate and calling him "one of
the most ineffective presidents in
foreign affairs this country has seen
in decades." Bush said the President
Sias not fulfilled America's global

commitment and miscalculated the
Soviet threat during his three years
in office."
"He wakes up after three-and-a-
half years in the White House and
says 'Hey we can't trust the Soviet
Union'," joked Bush.
The Quad City Times in Davenport
endorsed Bush yesterday for
president, saying he was the only
candidate able to meet the nation's
foreign and domestic crises.
nor Ronald Reagan, once the over-
whelming frontrunner for the
Republican nomination, has seen his
campaign suffer a serious setback in
Iowa since his decision not to par-
ticipate in the Jan. 5 GOP debate.
Reagan's strategy had been to keep
a low profile in Iowa, but recent
drops in public opinion polls here
have led Reagan's political
operatives to reconsider.
In breaking with his strategy,
Reagan was interviewed yesterday
morning by telephone from New
York on the Iowa radio station
where he was once a sports broad-
caster in the 1934s.

Development of safe
male 'pill' still far off,

(Continued from Page 1)
Relations Committee on Monday, the
day before Congress reconvenes, and at
public hearings of the Zablocki commit-
tee later in the week.
Acting under requirements of a
federal law, President Carter last year
halted all U.S. aid to Pakistan, exce
Food for Peace shipments, because of
that country's refusal to allow inter-
national insecption of a nuclear resear-
ch program which U.S. officials believe
is geared to produce a nuclear weapon.
BUT AT THE Capitol yesterday, the
nuclear dispute was all but forgotten in
the concern over a. possible Soviet
thrust into Pakistan from Afghanistan,
and the need to meet Pakistan's defen-
se requirements.
"We' _ do it as fast as we can," sai
Gary Hymel, chief aide to Speaker
Thomas P. O'Neill.
In other developments Friday:
" Chinese Foreign Minister Huang
Hua arrived in Islamabadhthe capital
of Pakistan, for talks he indicatedt
would be dominated by developments
'in Afghanistan.

(Continued from Page 1)
cent effective, its effects are irreversible.
The urologists said the most
promising birth control pill, however, is
one developed by the Chinese.
Proponents claim an effectiveness rate7
of 99.89 per cent for "Gossypol," a
derivitive of seeds and other parts of
the cotton plant.
Chinese doctors say the effects of


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TAKEN DAILY for three months,
Gossypol prevents sper-
matogenesis-the formation of sperm.
If males wish to remain infertile, they
take a maintenance dosage.
Fertility can be restored within a
year after a man ceases to take the pill,
doctors say.
Both Anderson and Konnak agree
that Gossypol has much future poten-
tial in the U.S., but neither is certain
whether it is currently being resear-
ched here.
"Don't expect to hear much about
research until it's fairly conclusive,"
cautioned Konnak. "Not only do these
(Chinese) researchers want to test the
pill extensively, they also fear the com-
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not the spending of the government
for the poor. That is utterly
inadequate." '
HARRINGTON ALSO said that the
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young are victimized by the corporate
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Corporations moving onto Carter: Iran

transformation" of the economy. It was
these groups, he said, that were
"Scapgegoated" to absorb the cost of
defining the natural rate of unem-
ployment at four per cent.
Speaker William Winpisinger,
president of the International
Association of Machinists, outlined
what he cited as the major problems
confronting both labor organizations
and the population at large. He said
"maldistribution of income and wealth
in the country, unemployment, and in-
flation and energy - energyflation"
are three of these problens. The fourth,
he said, "is the failure of the Carter
administration to fulfill its campaign
pledges and address the needs of the
people - the Carter credibility gap."

journalist ban
may be helpful
Carter surprised a group of visiting
Oklahomans at the White House by in-
sisting that Iranian expulsion of U.S.
journalists'could help negotiations fo'
the release of the 50 U.S. hostages held
in Tehran, the Daily Oklahoman repor-
ted yesterday.
Carter broke his silence on the ex-
pulsion of the journalists in a meeting
Thursday with 150 Oklahoma residents
who had been invited to the White
House for a day-long briefing, the
newspaper said.
"HE (CARTER) said the presence of
the press in front of the embassy was
giving the kidnappes too much influen-m
ce," Stillwater banker Torn Bennett
said after the meeting. "With the press
absent not so much attention would be
focused on the demonstrators."


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