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Page 2-Wednesday, January 28, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Polish students

WARSAW, Poland (AP)-Workers staged warning
strikes in a dozen Polish cities yesterday to press
their demands, while student strikers seeking an end
to required courses in Marxism at the University of
Lodz won support from other schools.
Some 5,000 students continued for the eighth day to
occupy university buildings in Lodz, 75 miles south of
here, to demand a choice of courses in political scien-
ce and economics, autonomy of some groups from the
Ministry of education, barring of police from campus
without university permission, and access to printing
facilities.
ONE SOURCE SAID that the protest had spread to
buildings at the Lodz Polytechnic, but another said
the polytechnic students had voted to support the

protest but had not occupied buildings.
A student leader said delegations were sent to War-
saw and Krakow, Poland's major student centers, to
seek support from their peers.
As new strikes rippled across Poland, the
possibility of a general strike loomed in southern in-
dustrial and coal regions. Independent union leader
Lech Walesa negotiated with angry farmers seeking
their own union and calling for.worker support of a
possible general strike today.
WALESA MET WITH hundreds of angry farmers
and workers in Rzeszow, 90 miles east of Krakow. In
a related protest, 15 farmers pressed for an indepen-
dent union by staging a hunger strike inside a Roman
Catholic church at Swindnica, the union said.
The strikes prompted the first comment in weeks

protest
from East Germany, whose news agency ADN cited
letters to the Polish Communist Party daily Trybuna
Ludu in its attack and said they showed "the growing
concern over the future of Poland."
Strikes were reported in Lodz, Poland's second
largest city, and in Bielec, Jaroslaw, Bialystock,
Katowice, Bielsko Biala and Zdunska Wola, Jastr-
zebie, Radom, Sieradz and Swidnica, where workers
demanded action on government promises made last
year.
The issues include demands for a 40-hour, five-day
workweek, revised laws on censorship and unions
and Solidarity access to the state-run media. Last
week saw numerous protests over the government's
refusal to abandon the current 46-hour, six-day
workweek.

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Vasectomies increase
chances of artery

disease in i
TUCSON, Ariz. (UPI) - Two gover-
nment-sponsored studies show that
vasectomies increase the risk of artery
disease in monkeys, but scientists said
yesterday it will be at least a year
before it can be seen if the same thing
happens in sterilized men.
"I think it's necessary to realize that
the finding may not be applicable at all
to men," said Ruth Crozier, project of-
ficer of the vasectomy research spon-
sored by the National Institute of Child
Heath and Human Development,
Bethesda, Md.
Nevertheless, she and one of the
scientists who came up with the
monkey results said men contem-
plating a vasectomy and who have a
high risk of heart disease might be wise
to wait until more is known.
IT HAS BEEN estimated that a half
million American men have been
vasectomized annually'on the average
during the past 10 years.
Nancy Alexander of the Oregon
Regional Primate Research Center at

monkeys
Beaverton told an American Heart
Association meeting that experiments
with two species of monkeys show those
who were vasectomized developed high
rates of artherosclerosis while those not
vasectomized did not.
Artherosclerosis, sometimes called
hardening of the arteries, is marked by
the buildup of fatty material on the in-
side walls of arteries. It is a slow
progressive disease that sets the stage
for heart attack and stroke, the leading
killers of Americans.-
"I don't think there is any question
about the validity of the findings in
monkeys," Crozier said in a telephone
interview. "The big question is whether
this applies to man. It is potentially
serious enough so we are trying to settle
it."
The institute is sponsoring studies in
Milwaukee, Seattle, and Boston to look
at large numbers of men who have been
vasectomized to see if they have an in-
creased rate of heart disease sym-
ptoms. The first results are expected in
a year.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Reagan pushes Congress
for tax cut
WASHINGTON - The Reagan administration pressed its case in Con-
gress yesterday for a swift tax reduction followed by cuts in the federal
budget to turn the economy around.
But the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board warned both Congress
and the new administration that they would unleash new inflationary
pressures by cutting taxes before taking the more difficult political step of
cutting spending.
Reagdn's comprehensive economic package is expected to be submitted
to Congress by February 17 or 18.
Agent Orange suit filed on
behalf of Michigan veterans
GRAND RAPIDS-A class action suit was filed in U.S. District Court
yesterday seeking damages for 89 Vietnam veterans who claim they have
suffered health problems and other injury through contact with Agent
Orange.
James Witzel, a Lansing-based attorney, filed the suit on behalf of the 89
veterans in western Michigan seeking damages.
The suit names as defendants 12 companies which nfanufactured the
defoliant which contains dioxin and was used extensively during the Viet-
nam war to clear large areas of tropical growth. Many of the veterans
named in the suit also contend that the chemical caused genetic disorders
which were passed on to their children.
Internal bickering in
Iran-escalates
BEIRUT, Lebanon-A power struggle between Iran's clergy-dominated
hardliners and President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's secular moderates
escalaated yesterday, with the president charging opponents twice plotted to
assassinate him in the past two months.
The hardliners rallying behind Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai
claimed Bani-Sadr's supporters attacked and ransacked their Islamic
Republican Party's headquarters in the northeastern city of Mashhad, chan-
ting "close the nest of spies."
Bani-Sadr recently stepped up criticism of the handling of the hostage
crisis, claiming the agreement negotiated by Rjai and his associates will
return to Iran only $3 billion of the $11 billion in funds frozen after the
hostages were seized Nov. 4, 1979.
'Fear factor' contributes
to old price drop
LODON-Dea ers cited the "fear factor" as one of the main con-
tributors to the recent drop in the price of gold.
A rush of sell orders on bullion markets devoid of buyers caused the
panic. The rush followed rumors that Iran might sell off the 1.6 million oun-
ces of Iranian gold returned by the United States in partial exchange for the
release of the American hostages.
Sellers speculated that Iran might want the nearly $900 million in hard
cash it would gain from the sale to buy more arms to fight its war with Iraq.
Desertion charges against
Vietnam veteran dismissed
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-A military judge, in a surprise decision
yesterday, dismissed desertion charges against Marine PFc. Robert Gar-
wood, the only Vietnam-era serviceman to be charged for his actions as a
prisoner-of-war.
But the judge, Col. R. E. Switzer, says he will let a court-martial jury
decide on the government's key charge against Garwood-collaborating
with the enemy.
Switzer also let stand a charge that Garwood struck an American
prisoner-of-war.
A military jury of five Marine officers will begin deliberating those
charges next week. If convicted, Garwood could still be sentenced to life im-
prisonment, despite the other charge being dropped.
The defense has maintained throughout the court-martial that Garwood
was driven insane by Viet Cong torture and is not responsible for his actions
in Vietnam.
Woman accused of diet
doctor's murder testifies
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Jean Harris unexpectedly took the witness
stand yesterday to tell of her life with-and engagement to-Scarsdale Diet
doctor Herman Tarnower, the man she is accused of murdering last Marach
in a jealous rage over another woman.
The court was packed with reporters and spectators who had no in-
dication Harris would testify. A gag order has prevented attorneys from

discussing thecase with reporters.
Harris described meeting the millionaire heart specialist for the first
time, their engagement five months later, and the hurt she felt when he
broke the engagement.

Oldest of former hostages
hospitalized for pneumonia

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WASHINGTON (UPI)-Robert Ode,\
the oldest of .the freed American
hostages and a native of Michigan, was
hospitalized in satisfactory condition
last night with pneumonia, hospital of-
ficials said.
State Department spokesman Jack
Tuohey said Ode, 65,Awas taken to
National Hospital in Arlington,- Va.,
"for rest and observation because of
exhaustion, fever, and a cough."

SUSAN STEIF, a spokesman for the
hospital, said Ode was admitted at 7:15
p.m. EST for "just exhaustion" but
"once they examined him, they
discovered he had pneumonia."
Tuohey said a nurse- acompanied
Ode to the hospital fron -ie hotel near-
by where the governmentJ9,ged the 52
freed hostages for their Washington
visit. Ode's wife, Rita, also went along.
Steif said Ode, who grew up in
Manistee and has a sister in St. Louis,
Mich., and a brother in Midland, was
treated in the emergency room and was
in "satisfactory condition."
Native
- m_
lose appeal
against U'
(Continued from Page 1
Although the treaty states that the
tribes believed they "may wish some of
their thildren hereafter educated," the
appeals court said the land was uncon-
ditionally donated and questioned the
Native Americans' technical land title.
"Certainly, the cost of higher
education is subject to the rigors of in-
flation as are all other things and the
plaintiffs, like everyone else, could
benefit by the financial assistance they
seek," the court said.
But, it said, where the evidence in-
dicates the existance of a gift of land,
the imposition of a trust "is neither
equitable nor legally desirable."

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