may link tampons
to toxic shock
NEWYORK (AP)- University of as a disease that strikes menstruating
Wisconsin researchers have found new women, but it is also found in children,
preliminary evidence that toxic shock men, and patients who have recently
is linked to tampon use, but other undergone surgery.
researchers said yesterday there is still There is also some evidence that the
no prcof that tampons cause the illness. illness is contagious.
The Wisconsin researchers announ- The national Centers for Disease Con-
ced last spring that they had discovered trol in Atlanta has recorded 1,407 cases
a bacterial toxin that seems to be linked of toxic shock, 80 of which resulted in
to toxic shock syndrome. They have death. Most of those cases have been
been trying since then to determine recorded since 1979, when the disease
whether tampons somehow affect the was first identified.
production of the suspect toxin. PROF. MERLIN Bergdoll, head of
THE RESEARCHERS have some the Wisconsin research team, refused
evidencd that bacteria grown on tam- repeatedly yesterday to discuss the
pons produce greater amounts of the research with reporters.
toxin than bacteria grown on other Patrick Schlievert, a toxic shock
materials, according to yesterday's authority at the University of Min-
Wall Street Journal. nesota who is familiar with Bergdoll's
Previous studies have shown that , work but who has not yet seen the data,
women who use tampons, especially the said it is too soon to tell whether the
so-called super-absorbent tampons, are tampons actually promote the produc-
more likely than-others to get toxic ' tion of the toxin.
shock. Schlievert said he does not think
Toxic shock is characterized by Bergdoll has gathered enough data to
fever, nausea and a rapid drop in blood be sure of thatconclusion yet.
pressure. Although the illness is very Even if Bergdoll does discover that
rare, its dramatic symptoms and tampons encourage production of the
mysterious onset have prompted a toxin, it will not solve the riddle of why
nationwide effort to find its cause. tampon use seems to be associated with
TOXIC SHOCK has been publicized toxic shock, researchers said'.
The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, December 9, 1981 -Page 3
expands Allen probe
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice
Department has expanded its inquiry of
Richard Allen to include the national
security adviser's failure to list his con-
sulting firm's clients, on his financial
disclosure form, a government official
The official, who asked not to be iden-
tified, said Justice Department in-
vestigators met with officials of the
Government Ethics Office in the past
few days to discuss the client question.
"THE JUDGMENT that he should
have listed 'his clients is going to be
made," said the official, adding that the
only question was whether Allen would
be required to file a second amended
disclosure form now, or wait until the
Justice Department review is over.
Rilchard Hauser, deputy White House
counsel, said last night that "I don't feel
that I'm at liberty to discuss any matter
relating directly or indirectly to the
financial disclosure statement while
the Justice Department inquiry is
Last week, the department said no
special prosecutor would be named to
investigate Allen's receipt of $1,000
from two Japanese journalists who in-
terviewed first lady Nancy Reagan on
Jan. 21. But the department is still
reviewing Allen's acceptance of two
watches from the journalists as well as
the date discrepancy.
At that time, the Justice Department
said its inquiry would be limited
specifically to the two questions men-
tioned. The disclosure that the review
has branched out into the issue of
Allen's clients means that the con-
tinuing probe is not as limited as had
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given in English.
University Counseling Services and Student Legal Servies present a
workshop for individuals who are considering divorce today at 7:30 p.m.
Nicki Atwood, a therapist at Counseling Services, will talk about the'
emotionalissues persons face when considering or undergoing divorce. At-
torneys Barbara Kessler and Molly Reno willdiscuss the legal proceedings
involved in a divorce. The workshop will be held in the Pendleton Room of
the Michigan Union. Admission is free.
Mediatrics-On The Waterfront, 7 p.m.; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,
9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema Guild-Othello, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Cinema 1-A Woman is a Woman, 7 p.m.; My Life to Live,,8:40 p.m.,
Classic Film, Theater'Kurosawa Festival, Yojimbo, 3 & 7 p.m.; San-
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ARK-Hoot Night, open mike, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Gilbert & Sullivan Society-"Utopia, Limited," 8 p.m., Lydia Men-
School of Music-Piano Recital, James Jelasic, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Shool of Music-Piano Recital, Rico Saccani, 8 p.m., Rackham Assem-
School of Music-Piano/Violin Recital: Laura Kargul, Dan Foster, 8
Union Arts Program-Twelve Swans a Swimming, "Twelve Days of
Christmas," 12:15 p.m., Union Lobby.
CRIME-Bret Eynon, the current status of military research at the
University, 6 p.m., Michigan League, Conf. Rm. 5.
Center for Afroamerican and African Studies-Prof. Kyoung Kun Har,
"The Two Koreas and their Relations with Africa Today: Its Impacton the
Future," noon, 246 Lorch Hall.
Committee on Southern Africa-Dialogue, Paulo Freire, "Liberatory
Pedagogy," 4-6 p.m., Whitney And, SEB.
Adult & Continuing Education-Reception for) Paulo Freire, 3-4 p.m.,
Dean's Conf. Rm., SEB.
Russian and East European Studies-Rozza Kulcsar, "Changes in the
Social Status of Women in Hungary," noon-1 p.m., Commons Rm., Lane
Ind. & Opers. Eng.-Stephen Pollock, "Past Intensity of a Terminated
Poisson Process (Do Juvenile Corrections Programs Work?)" 4-5 p.m., 243
Chemistry-Joel Goldberg, "Elemental Analysis of Biological &
Geological Samples via Direct Solid Sampling AAS," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem. ,
Biological Science-Richard Harrison, "Barriers to Gene Exchange
Between Closely Related Insect Species: Analysis of a Hybrid Zone in Field
Crickets," 4p.m., MLB 2. -
Commission for Women-Meetin, noon, 2549 LSA.
Science Fiction Club-"Stilyagi Air Corps," 8:15 p.m., Ground Floor
Conf. Rm., Michigan Union.
Greenpeace-General meeting, 8 p.m., Rm. 4117, Michigan Union.
LSA Student Government-Weekly meeting, 6:15 p.m., 3rd floor,
Latin American Solidarity Committee-7:30 p.m., International Center.
Tau Beta Pi-Free tutoring, walk-in, 7-11 p.m., 307 UGLI & 2332 Bursley.
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Meekreh-Study break in Mosher-Jordan Lounge, 10 p.m.
Extension Service-tGrant-writing workshop, Craig Smith, "Proposal
Writing inProcess," 9 a.m-5 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.
Latin American Solidarity Committee/Science for the People-The War
at Home; El Salvador, Another Vietnam? 9 p.m., Angell Hall, Aud. B.
Dharma-Dharma Study Group, free public recording, "Cutting
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan
administration yesterday alleged that
the Soviet Union and other anti-
American elements are trying to un-
dermine U.S. foreign policy by
disseminating forged State Department
U.S. officials said a number of false
documents have surfaced in ,recent
years, including one which purported to
present secret American plans to blow
up Western Europe with nuclear
weapons in the event of war.
THE OFFICIALS, who briefed repor-
ters on the condition they not be iden-
tified, claimed the Soviet Union clearly
was behind some of these efforts but the
origin of others could not be
They said that during the past year
and a half, the forgery outlining alleged
American war plans has appeared in
Great Britain, The Netherlands, Spain,
Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Malta,
and Greece. In some cases, the
document surfaced more than once.
The forgery has appeared in newspaper
and magazine articles and in the hands
of anti nuclear groups, the officials
ACCORDING TO the officials, the
forgery is based in part on documents
stolen in the United States in the 1960s
by Sgt. Robert Johnson, a Soviet agent
,now serving a 20-year jail term.
They said the forgery first began to
appear two decades ago then resur-
faced in 1979 when the European allies
were debating a NATO proposal to
deploy medium-range nuclear forces in
Europe to counter the Soviet in-
stallation of SS-20 missiles.
The officials said the forgery, entitled
"Holocaust Again for Europe," is
believed to be of Soviet origin because it
contains some of 'the same military
jargon and phrases as the documents
Johnson passed on to the Soviets.
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