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Page 10-Thursday, June 19, 1980-The Michigan Daily
State studies
ways to help
slumping auto
industry sales

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LANSING (UPI)-Gov: William
Milliken said yesterday his ad-
ministration is studying ways to spur
lagging auto sales in an effort to bolster
Michigan's ailing top industry.
While Milliken offered little detail on
the study, a General Motors Corp-
backed plan to lift the sales tax on autos
is getting a critical review amid doubts
concerning its effectivenss.
ALSO UNDER STUDY are
promotional moves to stir' public in-
terest in buying American cars.
Milliken said he expects to know
something definite this week.
Robert Berg, Milliken's executive
assistant, said the governor feels as the
"Motor State," Michigan should set an
example for others by doing something
about slumping car sales.
MEANWHILE, IN Washington, the
Senate overwhelmingly approved a
resolution calling for the ad-
ministration to review its fiscal,
regulatory,-and import policies that af-
fect the rapidly declining American
auto industry.
The non-binding resolution, in-
troduced by Sen. Donald Riegle (D-
Mich.) was approved 90-4.
In a related development, a panel of
experts told a Senate Banking sub-
committee that restriction of foreign
cars imports may not solve the auto in-
dustry's problems.
RIEGLE, WHOSE state is most
severely affected by the slump in car
sales, called the industry "the keystone
of this nation's economy," saying it
directly creates one out of every 12
manufacturing jobs in America.
His resolution, 'co-sponsored by 75
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senators, is designed to promote the
competitiveness of American cars and
trucks in international markets..
The auto industry slide has hit
Michigan hard, with swelling welfare
rolls and declining revenues forcing
repeated, painful budget cuts.
arejuan
pils or
patients
due soon
WASHINGTON (AP) - Cancer
patients undergoing - chemotherapy
may soon be able to get government-
made pills containing a marijuana
derivative to help them avoid nausea.
The National Cancer Institute is
hoping to make the pills available by
prescription through pharmacies at 400
to 500 comprehensive cancer centers
and medical school hospitals across the
country.
TWO THOUSAND to 10,000 doctors
would be authorized to write prescrip-
tions for the pills containing synthetic
tetrahydrocannabinol or THC-the
ingredient in marijuana that makes
users high.
Studies have shown THC can help 30
per cent to 50 per cent of cancer patien-
ts avoid nausea during chemotherapy,
according to Dr. John Macdonals, the
National Cancer Institute's associate
director for cancer therapy.
The cancer institute is seeking per-
mission from the Food and Drug Ad-
ministration to make the marijuana
pills available on the same basis that
experimental cancer drugs can be
prescribed.
A thtrd agency in the Department of
Health and Human Services, the
National Institute on Drug Abuse,
already is rushing to prepare 500,000
marijuana pills by July 1, and it plans
to make 500,000 more by Jan.1.
The FDA's Oncology Advisory Com-
mittee, a group of outside experts on
cancer, will discuss the cancer in-
stitute's plan at a meeting here June 16.

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Old Mouseketeers alive and well" Photo
Walt Disney Studios is planning a special television reunion of the original
cast members of the "Mickey Mouse Club" in honor of the 25th anniversary
of the opening of Disneyland. The show's producer finally located the last
four of the 39 cast members: top, from left, Don Underhill and Charley
Laney; bottom, from left, Ronnie Steiner and Larry Larson.
Hostages feelings towards
eaptors analyzed by expert

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person will respond to captivity by
terrorists, many victims' reactions will
be "idiosyncratic," dependent upon the
person's personality and background.
Ochberg noted while international
and trans-national terrorist incidents
are on the upswing, fewer than 3,000
hostage-related deaths have occurred
in the past 15 years. He called this a
"relatively insignificant fraction of
human loss" compared to the number
of deaths incurred by war and natural
disasters.
Ochberg added that "world attention
is way out of proportion compared to
numbers involved."
HE SUGGESTED the reason for this
may be that terrorists are
"deliberately reaching for the soft un-
derbelly of democracy."
He added that a democratic ad-
ministration, in keeping with its oveall
policy goals, has little choice but to
negotiate with hostage-takers in an at-
tempt to save lives. Ochberg noted
hostage-taking is a rare occurrence in
countries with a totalitarian form of
government.
Citing the South Moluccan hijacking
incident, Ochberg said the Dutch jour-
nalist told him the atmosphere on train
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shifted from the early chaotic phase to
an orderly life routine. He also said
people began to take on roles such as
doctor and priest.
THE JOURNALIST added although
he knew the South Moluccans were
killers, he had "to fighta certain sense
of compassion for (them)."
Such positive feelings on the part of
the hostage toward his or her captor is
referred to as the "Stockholm syn-
drome," according to Ochberg. The
term originated after the bank vault in-
cident in Sweden when the female em-
ployee became emotionally attached to
her captor, he added.
According to the mental health direc-
tor, the explanation for the Stockholm
syndrome is that the hostage taps into a
"wellspring of infantile feeling."
OCHBERG LABELED these feelings
"primitive" and "primordial," and
likened them to the way an infant feels
towards a parent who removes the
terror and helplessness of infancy.
According to Ochberg, the significan-
ce of the Stockholm syndrome is four-
fold:
" the police cannot trust the hostage
due to the positive feelings towards the
captor;
e the hostage will most likely not be a
helpful witness during testimony
following the incident;
" the hostage may transmit a
positive message about his captors to
the public; and,
" the bond established between cap-
tor and captive inhibits the chance of
harm.

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