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clusive results. Electron microscopy
and X-ray diffraction were used to test
acoustical tiles from the Frieze
Results from the X-ray diffraction
tests indicated that asbestos is not
present in the tiles, according to Donald
Peacor, professor of gbological scien-
ces. The Daily sent a third sample to
the State Department of Public Health
for conclusive results, which are expec-
ted next week.
Lawrence Allard, an electron
microscopist who tested the Daily's
samples at the University, said 'the
samples contain calcium, aluminum,
silicon, sulfur, iron, manganese, and
perhaps an undetectable trace of
"I CAN ALMOST definitely guaran-
tee you that there's no asbestos in it, but
it's as fibrous as hell," Allard said. "I
would think that small particles of any
sort that you breathe in are not good for
you," he said.
University health officials said they
were concerned that renovations began
before the buildings were 'tested,
stating that older buildings such as the
Union and Frieze are always especially
suspected to have asbestos present in
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their constrcution materials.
"That old stuff should have been
looked at," said Dr. John Weg, Chief of
Pulmonary Medicine at the University
Hospital.. "In fact, I questioned the
same procedure at the University
Hospital some years ago, and found out
it had already been evaluated," he said.
DONALD BROWN, director of
hospital and environmental health at
University Hospital, said that "anytime
one deals with a fibrous material, one
should be very, very careful because of
the (possible) consequences. "The
lesson to be learned from this," accor-
ding to Brown, "is that one should be
sure before proceeding."
Responsibility for the situation
should be shared by the University and
the contractor, he said. "It has to be a
group effort, to be sensitive to this sort
of thing," he added.
Bailus Walker, the state director of
public health, said that although
asbestos may not be found in the
materials from the two buildings, they
may present a health hazard.
"Any time you are dealing with these
kinds of dust operations, it is necessary
to prevent worker exposure," Walker
said. Workers should have been
provided with respirators and proper
ventilation, he explained.
University officials who requested
anonymity said construction workers
on the Frieze project are University
personnel, while the Union renovators
are contracted to the Schiller Construc-
tion Company, a private firm.
AFTER THE possibility of a health
hazard surfaced, the University began
imnmediate testing of acoustical tiles
and pipe insulation, according to
William Joy, theUniversity's director
of environmental health and safety.
New safety precautions have also
been taken in the Frieze Building and
the Union, Joy said. Duct work in the
Frieze Building has been sealed off, and
a new policy of submitting building
materials to Environmental Health and
Safety before further remodeling in
either project has been adopted, he
"WE WELCOME the state health
department's participation," Joy said
yesterday. "We've referred many-
problems to them, and they've assisted
us in the past."
Joy would not commend on why his
department did not test the materials
for harmful substances prior to con-
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United Press International reports
Prosecution rests in Atlanta
ATLANTA- Before his arrest, Wayne Williams said he would confess if
authorities investigating the slayings of 28 young blacks had enough eviden-
ce against him, a witness testified yesterday as the prosecution rested its
Sharon Blakely was the 114th and final witness called in five weeks by the
prosecution to back charges that Williams killed two of the 28 young blacks.
The judge refused a defense request for a directed verdict of acquittal, and
Williams' lawyers were expected to begin their case today.
Mrs. Blakely's testimony came shortly after an ambulance driver said
Williams had once startled him by asking, "had I ever considered how many
blacks could be eliminated by doing away with one black male child."
Castro's sister takes
oath of U.S. citizenship
MIAMI- Juanita Castro, younger sister of Cuban President Fidel Castro,
became a U.S. citizen yesterday ut said her "heart will always remain in
A fervent anti-communist who denounced her brother as a "traitor" to the
Cuban people, Ms. Castro took the oath of allegiance at the Dade County
Auditorium along with 414 others,
"I have a lot of pride inside of me right now-I am so happy," said Ms.
Castro, flushed with excitement and clutching her Certificate of
JFK taped conversations
BOSTON- The disclosure that President John Kennedy secretly taped
hundreds of White House conversations drew both shock and shrugs yester-
day, and Sen. Edward Kennedy said his family wants transcripts of the
tapes "released ... as soon as possible."
Dan Fenn Jr., director of the JFK Library, said transcripts will not be
released until summer, and he estimated that two-thirds of the material will
never be made public for reasons of national security.
Argentina said to intervene
in Central American affairs
WASHINGTON- Argentina's military government has undertaken a
"paramilitary" role in Central America, intending to destabilize
Nicaragua's leftist government and cut off supplies to rebels in El Salvador,
congressional sources said yesterday.
One source said Argentina's role has been in "coordination" with the
United States, but he said it was unclear how much encouragement and sup-
port the Reagan administration has provided, if any.
This week, the State Department also stepped up its verbal attack against
Nicaragua, denouncing it as "a base for the export of subversion and armed
intervention throughout Central America."
25 Salvadoran leftists
killed in attack on town
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador- Leftist guerrillas, pressing a burgeoning
campaign to disrupt Salvadoran elections, suffered at least 25 casualties
yesterday in an attack on a town that had just been reinforced by soldiers,
Army officers said several towns in northeastern El Salvador were in
danger of falling into guerrilla hands because of a shortage of helicopters
following a destructive guerrilla attack on El Salvador's main air force
The roads in the mountanous province of Morazan are controlled or mined
by guerrillas and the army has only two helicopters, to rsupply garrisons
and evacuate wounded from the area, the officers told reporters.
President Reagan Monday ordered $55 million in emergency military aid
to El Salvador, about half of it to replace eight UJH-1h "Huey" helicopters
and 10 warplanes destroyed Jan. 27 in a rebel raid on the Ilopango Air Force,
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