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Regent wants talks on
Soviet chemical use

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, November 19, 1981-Page 3
PIRGIM directory
11sts area doctors

By MIKE McINTYRE
University Regent Deane Baker
called yesterday for a major sym-
posium to be held in Ann Arbor to
discuss allegations that the Soviet
Union has developed and used
chemicals and toxin warfare for the
last 20 years in Yemen, Laos, and
Afghanistan.
Citing passages from Yellow Rain,
a recent book by Sterling Seagrave
that traces Soviet use of chemical
and biological warfare in Asia, as
well as recent editorials in the Wall
Street Journal and the New York
Times, Baker noted that if such
allegations were true, the Soviet
Union would be in direct violation of
numerous international agreements
prohibiting the use of bacteriological
and toxin weapons.
BAKER MADE his remarks in a
speech delivered yesterday to about
40 members of the University Civic
Club. Baker, a Republican, is con-
sidering running for the U.S. Senate
seat from Michigan in 1982. He said
yesterday he would not become a
candidate if Gov. William Milliken
decided to seek the party's
nomination.
"Perhaps the most important
question of our age is 'can we trust
the Soviet Union to negotiate and
live by international agreements
which will reduce armaments and
build a framework for lasting
peace?'"

Yellow rain is the term used for
the poisonous substance because it
reportedly is a yellow powder drop-
ped from airplanes and helicopters.
Recently discovered samples show
yellor rain to be a fungus-made toxin
of a type known as trichothecenes.
ACCORDING TO experts, a dose,
as small as 0.1 mg/kg is fatal,
making the poisonous substance
more potent than cobra venom. The,
toxin causes excessive itching,
bleeding from every body opening,
and death within an hour.
"One is reminded of three other
similar events over the last five
decades which demonstrate man's
inhumanity to man, as well as
civilized society's ability not to con-
front gross human tragedies at the
time they occur," Baker said,
referring to Joseph Stalin's order in
the 1920s and '30s to kill off the
Kulakh peasant group, the holocaust
in Adolph Hitler's wartime Ger-
many, and the 2 million Cambodians
who were killed after the American
forces withdrew from southeast
Asia.
Baker said in each of these cases,
the response from, the Western
democracies was limited and ex-
traordinarily subdued, adding that
the institutional church in the west
remained silent regarding the
atrocities.
Westen democracies and the in-
stitutional church must not remain

Baker
.. . wants chemical warfare
issue addressed

silent on the issue of yellow rain,
Baker said.
"The. issues raised by the United
States government, author
Seagraves, the New York Times,
and the Wall Street Journal are of
the most serious nature and affect
the well being of our society and
other societies into the foreseeabole
future," Baker said. "'Therefore, it
seems appropriate that here on the
campus of the University of
Michigan, that these issues be raised
so that those who have an interest in
the future of American-Soviet
relations can examine, investigate,
reflect, and discuss these issues in
their most profound ramifications,"
Baker added.

By MINDY LAYNE
Comparative shoppers, rejoice!
Although the pursuit of the cheapest
frozen greenbeans or the most
economical -microwave oven often is
draining and laborious, the least expen-
sive hernia operation is right at your
fingertips.
Want to find out if your potential
physician speaks Chinese? Encourages
circumcision? Removes warts? Ever
wonder where your doctor went to
medical school, or with what hospital
he or she is affiliated?
THE WASHTENAW County Medical
Services Directory, available begin-
ning tomorrow at most Washtenaw
County bookstores, grocery stores, and
pharmacies, provides this information
on community health services. The
free directory contains an alphabetical
list of Washtenaw County general prac-
titioners, general surgeons, internal
medicine personnel, obstetricians,
gynecologists, optometrists/op-
thamologists, pediatricians, dentists,
and psychiatrists.
The volunteers and staff of the Public
Interest Research Group in Michigan,
along with community residents and
organizations, compiled the directory
from physicians' responses to
questionnaires. The directory
represents 35 percent of the Washtenaw
County physicians who completed the
survey.

IN ADDITION TO names, addresses,
office hours, and phone numbers, the
free directory includes a physician's
educational background, fees for
various procedures, special services,
hospital affiliation, health insurance in-
formation, and even answering service
availability.
Some doctors wrote additional com-
ments, such as how often the physicians
return calls to patients, or whether the"
doctors allow patients to read their
medical records.
"We don't grade any doctor, we just
let people know what's out there," ex-
plained Pirgim Intern Wendy Eichen.
"This ?directory is an instrumental
and crucial step in getting additional
medical information into the com-
munity," PIRGIM Director Rick
Levick said. "A lot of information is
available, but people don't know where
to get it. Here it is in one neat
package."
A COMPLETE glossary of relevant
terms, from abortion to board-certified
to prophylaxis, runs along the bottom of
the 19-page booklet.
Descriptions of community hospitals,
clinics, and health organization help the
-patient choose the most suitable care
center. Although PIRGIM does not en
dorse any one hospital over another, it
provides criteria upon which to judge a
hospital..
The directory also contains recom-
mended schedules of immunizations for
infants and children. One section ex-
plains the signs and symptoms of child
abuse, and'tells where to write for more

information.
The "Patient's Bill of Rights,"
developed by the American Hospital
Association, and usually found only on
hospital walls, is listed in its entirety. It
emphasizes the "overriding concern for
the patients, and, above all, the
recognition of his/her dignity as a
human being."
PLANS FOR THE directory began
two years ago, with an original grant
from CETA to fund the project.
PIRGIM hired Stephen Bergey, a
University graduate of the School of
Natural Resources, as a research
organizer. Dr. Edward Linkner, a
Washtenaw County internist, compiled
the medical information, and developed
the questions for the physicians' sur-
veys.
"Dr. Linkner offered his services out
of the goodness of his heart. He took a
lot of his own time and offered it to the
students," Levick said.
The CETA grant expired shortly
before the final printing of the booklet.
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HAPPENINGS

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HIGHLIGHT
UAC-Soundstage, University Club, Union, 8 p.m.: Go Blue-Go Bucks
Pep Rally, Caravan to N.W. Ohio, Pre-Game festivities. Leaves Union at
4:30 p.m. .
FILMS
Mediatrics,-The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Nat. Sci., 7 & 9:30 p.m.
AAFC-Children of Theatre Street, Aud. A, Angell, 7 p.m.; Romeo and
Juliet, 8:40 p.m.
Cinema Guild-The Jazz Singer, Lorch Hall, 7:30 p.m., Singin in the Rain,
9:15 p.m. -
,Educ. and Psych--yStevie's+Lightbulb Graphic Art in Child Psychiatry,
Whitney Aud., School of Educ., 3-5 p.m.
Public Health-Grain of'Conscience & Hungry Angels, SPH II, 12:05 p.m.
Film Video Studies-The 60s: Boom Between Pop and Underground, MLB
4,3p.m.
SPEAKERS
Computing Machinery-Prof. Philips, "Current Topics in Computer
Graphics," 229 Angell, 6:30 p.m.
Robotics Int. of SME-James K. West, "Computer Vision Systems Are:
Fast.... Cheap.'.. Smart-Pick Any Two," Aud., Chry. Ctr. for Cont. Ed.,
7:30p.m.
ME & AM-Jamil Ghojel, "A Study of D.I. Diesel Combustion
Arrangements," 145 Chrysler Ctr., 4 p.m.
Medicinal Chem.-Duane Miller, "Synthesis and Biological Actions of
Tetrahydroisoquinolisnes," 3554 CC Little, 4 p.m.
Great Lakes and Marine Environment-Donald- Whitehead, "Watershed-
Lake Relationships in the Adirondacks: Past, Present & Future," White
Aud., Cooley, 4 p.m.
Health Psychology-Bernard Agranoff, "PET Scanning: Potential for
Behavioral Research in Man," VA Med., Ctr., 2215 Fuller Rd., Conf. Rm., A-
154, noon.
Public Policy Studies-Barry Blechman, "The U.S. Defense Budget,"
Rackham E. Conf. Rm., 2 p.m.
Biological Sciences-Lewis Kleinsmith, "Recombinant DNA & Chalones,"
1139 Nat. Sci., noon.
English-Colloquium, Julie Ellison, "Literars Criticism & Biblical Her-
meneutics," 7th floor lounge, Haven Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Japanese Studies-Yoshinobu Ota, "The Religious Cosmology of
Okinawa," dommons Rm., Lane Hall, noon.
Vision/Hearing-Roger Davis, "A Behavioral Index of Optic Nerve
Regeneration in Goldfish," 2055 MHRI, 12:15 p.m.
International Ctr.-H. van Kerkwijk, "Outgrow Adulthood! Turn to
Children's Books," Int. Ctr., 8 p.m.
Studies in Religion-Symposium, Robert Ludwig, "The Politics in Com-
passion: Implications of Teilhard's Thought for Socio-Political Life Today,"
Henryk Skolimowski, "The Politics of Evolution Equals Epistemology of
Becoming," Rackham Amp., 8 p.m.
Law School-Austin Ranney, "Bias in Television News," 100 Hutchins
Hall, 4 p.m.
Union of Students for Israel-Deene Pearlman, "Anti-Zionism: A Front
for Anti-Semitism," UGLI Multi Purpose Rm., 8p.m. -

Russian and Eastern European Studies-Sandor Rot, "The Development
of Hungarian Literary Language in its Socio-Linguistic Aspects," 200 Lane
Hall, noon.
South and Southeast Asian Studies-Swami Chetananda, Rudrananda
Ashram, "Kashmir Shaivism: Philosophy of Universal Consciousness," E.
Lec. Rm., Rackham, 4 p.m., Jacqui Chagon, "Laos, Indochina Policy, &
Refugees," Memorial Christian Church, 7:30 p.m.
Wildlife Society-J. P. Ludwig, "Results of Michigan Marten Reintriduc-
tion Program," 2024 Nat. Res., Dana Bldg., 4 p.m.
CULS-Alexandria Gubin, "Aquarian Age: Effects on Health," Francis
Aud., SPH, 7 p.m.
AAUP-Prof. Norman Kopmeyer, "Collective Bargaining as a Guarantor
of Faculty Governance," Mich. League, 12:30 p.m.
CRLT Workshop-Virginia Norby, "The Legal Aspect of Evaluating
Faculty: Hiring and Promotion Decisions, UM Administration, 9-11:30 a.m.
Nuclear Engineering-Richard Loos, to be announced, Cooley, Baer Rm.,
4 p.m.
A&OS - Fred Bartman, "An Albedo Model of Effects of Satellite Sam-
pling on Earth Radiation Budget Measurements," 2233 Space Research
Bldg., 4 p.m.
MEETINGS

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Camp Crusade for Christ, 2003 Angell Hall, 7 p.m.
Sailing Club, 311 W. Eng., 7:45 p.m.
Bottecelli Game Players, Dominicks, noon.
Med. Center Bible Study, F2230 Mott Children's;

Hosp., for info call 764-

2979.
Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship, Union, 7 p.m.
Amer. Chem. Socety, 3005 Chem., 5 p.m.
WSUM Amateur Radio, Conf. Rm. 4, Union, 7:30 p.m.
Women Engineers, 229 W. Eng., 6:30 p.m.
Scottish Country Dancers, Beginning class, Union, 7 p.m., Intermediate
class, 8 p.m.
Economic and Social Outlook Program, 29th annual conf., Rackham am-
phitheatre, 9:30 a.m.
CEW-Math Review: Brush up on math; practice exam-taking, 7:30-10
p.m.., register at CEW.
Computing Center-CC staff, Chalk Talk, 1011 NUBS, 12:10-1 p.m.
American Society for Training and Development, Holiday Inn West, 5:30
p.m.
Women's Community Center, Mich. League, Henderson Rm., 7:30 p.m.
Spartacus Youth League-Conf. Rm. 5, Union, 7:30 p.m.
School of Ed.-Teacher Certification Info., 2302 SEB, 2 p.m.
PERFORMANCES
Ark-Concert, Tommy Peoples & Last Nights Fun, 1421 Hill, 9 p.m.
Arts Program-Clair Ross, harp, Pendleton Rm., Union, 8 p.m.
School of Music-UM Trombone Choir, Briarwood Grand Court, 7-7:30
p.m.; Opera "Cosi fan tutte," Lydia Mendlessohn Theatre, 8 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS
Summer Job Clinic, Jack Baker, Rm. 35, Angell, 7 p.m.
Committee Concerned with World Hunger-Bucket Drive for Oxfam
America.
Ann Arbor Public Library-"Reporting Day Program," with 45 min. play,
"Rumpelstiltskin" for children K-6.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI., 48109.

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Teilhard Centennial Celebration in Ann Arbor-1981
November 19, Thursday, 8:00 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre
"THE POLITICS OF COMPASSION: Implications of Teilhard's
Thought for Socio-Political Life Today" -Prof. Robert A. Ludwig
"THE POLITICS OF EVOLUTION EQUALS EPISTEMOLOGY
-OF BECOMING" -Prof. Henryk Skolimowski
Prof. Ludwig currently in the Theology Department of Loyola University in Chi-
cago participated earlier this year in the Boulder Forum on Evolution honoring
Teilhard de Chardin.

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