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'U' Center Utilizes Isotopes

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
in a series of articles dealing with
Phoenix Project progress designed to
give a picture of research efforts in
both the physical and social sciences.
Today's article is on the Alice Crock-
er Lloyd Center for the use of radio-?
active isotopes "in research and ther-
In somewhat the same way as
the fictional Mr. Blandings built
his dream house, a Medical School
professor, William H. Beierwaltes,!
has watched a six-room suite in
University Hospital turn into ai
extensive center for radioacitve
isotope therapy.
Partly financed by Phoenix Pro-
ject funds and first of the memor-
ial program's projects, the offi-
cially year-old center has diag-
nosed and treated about 750 thy-
roid patients with a sure, quick
and painless method utilizing ra-
dioactive iodine.
NO ONE-SIDED unit, the cen-
ter has also provided facilities for
a process of localization of brain
tumors, for treatment of cancer
of the thyroid and for a total of
four Phoenix research projects. In
the process the staff has developed
what Prof. Beierwaltes called a
"good research tool for other forms
of cancer."
But like Mr. Blandings, Prof.I
Beerwaltes has had to contend1
with fluctuating architect's es-
timates for the expensive pro-]
He has had additional problems'
reconciling a clinic with a research
project and constructively rerout-
ing patients' skeptical attitudes
towards a treatment drink built
up by science journalists as an
"atomic cocktail."
ONE OF THE nation's first nine
users of radioactive iodine, the
"center" got underway in August,
1947, without special rooms and
equipped only with a Model-T
scaler and geiger counter.
After publishing three re-
search papers, Prof. Henry J.
Gomberg of the engineering col-
lege and Prof.Beierwaltes start-
ed to treat cancer of the thyroid
but found no one especially in-
terested in their work except the
Phoenix Project.
The hospital okayed a six-room
center for the researchers' use af-
ter it was demonstrated that ra-
dioactive iodine experiments could
be applied as cures for thyroid
THEN THE architects stepped
in with estimates of $5,000 to re-
decorate the former patient rooms
to house the complex, expensive
equipment in the service area. Po-
Fuller To Lecture
About Architecture
Buckminster Fuller, head of the
Fuller Research Foundation in
Forest Hills, N.Y., will give an il-
lustrated lecture on "Architecture
as a Science" at 8 p.m. today in
Architecture Auditorium.
U' Bureau To Hold
Business Parley
Some 16 administrators from all
over the nation will gather hre
for a conference on business ex-
ecutive development sponsored by
the University Bureau of Indust-
rial Relations to be held today
and tomorrow in the East Confer-
ence Rm. of the Rackham Bldg.

-Daily-Don Campbell

* * *.'
enix officials agreed to finance
that sum, but when actual funds
used for decoration climbed up to
double the original "estimate,"
Phoenix said no.
Progress slowed until 125
alumnae decided to look over
the center. The day before their
arrival a wooden plaque reading
"Alice Crocker Lloyd Memorial
Laboratory" was hung over the
The women decided the project
was worthy of support by the
Lloyd cancer research fund, and at
last the center had a legitimate
shingle to hang over its door and
$5,000 to complete purchase of
THE FUNDS helped finance a

"hood" which sends excess iso-
topes from the radioactive iodine
supply through the roof of the
hospital and keeps them "out of
researchers hair," according to
Prof. Beierwaltes.
Still in the process of comple-
tion, the center is mainly concern-
ed with diagnosing thyroid cases
and treating them with radio-
active iodine, a process which in-
volves a relatively short period of
time and does not require that the
patient be hospitalized.
With one form of cancer, that
of the thyroid, under its control
and with the localization of brain
tumors serving as a cancer preven-
tative, the center is taking slow
but important strides in ridding
the nation of its second place fa-
tality disease.

Stressing that "four-fifths of
the world's population live under
what we would call intolerable con-
ditions," Colin Clark, one of the
world's foremost economists, spoke
yesterday to a capacity crowd in
Economics Bldg. lecture hall,
The genial Australian who has
made important contributions to
economics in the fields of popu-
lation and statistics, discussed the
long - run relationship between
population and economic develop-
* * *
CLARK SAID that progress for
low income nations will never come
spontaneously. But he expressed
the hope that increasing pressure
of population on limited agricul-
tural resources may stimulate in-
dustrial, social and cultural gains.
In clipped phrases, Clark ex-
plained that increased industrial
productivity could be the basis
for the export trade underde-
veloped areas of the world need
if they are to raise their living
Clark surprised his listeners by
revealing that the population of
Europe is now increasing at a
much greater rate than that of
Asia. He also said that the world's
population has been stationary in
size through most of history.
Large capital outflows from the
United States and Europe to Af-
rica and Asia will be needed to
develop low income areas, Clark
Fauri Cites
Social Work
Training Need
The need for extending aca-
demic training for social work was
stressed by Dean Fedele Fauri of
the School of Social Work yes-
Speaking at the Institute for
Supervisions for Social Field Work,
Dean Fauri said that recent cur-
riculum changes in the subject
were aimed at helping the students
understand social welfare needs
and methods of meeting them and
their effects on national economy.
Other speakers at the Institute,
which was focused on achieving
better integration of classroom
learning and field work, were
David G. French of the social
work school, Genevieve Slear of
the Wayne County Consultation
Center and Clarice Platt of the
Kalamazoo Child Guidance Cen-
'U' Alumna Dies
Charlotte Pickett Davis, 81 years
old, a graduate of the University
in 1896, died Tuesday night after
a long illness at the home of her






Katherine Mason, left, shows Charlotte Klonis a Christmas stock-
ing priced at $200 in a New York store. Handmade stocking is
trimmed with felt, sequins, beads, pearls rhinestones, jewels.


is rushed on blast furnace No. 1, rising 100 feet into air at the
new Fairless Works' Steel city being erected at Morrisville, Pa.



Former Iran Ambassador
To Speak on Eastern Problem

Former British ambassador to
Iran Sir Reader 'Bullard will speak
on "Britain and the Middle East"
at 4:15 p.m. today in Rackham
Ambassador from 1936 to 1945,
Sir Reader is now the Director of
the Institute of Colonial Studies
under the University of Oxford.
* * *
THOUGH there was no oil crisis
in Iran when the British diplomat
was ambassador, he was there at
the time when the Russians and
Courtes To Give
Sonata Concert
A public program of sonatas for
viola and piano will be given by
Robert and Lydia Courte at 4:15
p.m. Sunday in Lydia Mendelssohn
The Courtes will play "Sonata
in C minor" by Biber, "Sonata in
A minor" by Prof. Ross Lee Fin-
ney of the music school, "Sonata"
by Arthur Honegger and "Sonata
in C major" by W. A. Mozart.

Allies went into the country dur-
ing the war on the threat that
Iran was going to the side of the
Sir Reader also served in the
Colonial Service at the time
when Winston Churchill was
Colonial Secretary.
"Britain and the Middle East
From Earliest Times to 1950" is
his latest book.
The talk is being sponsored by
the political science department
and the Department of Near East-
ern Studies.


W H A T. A H A U L !. - Gail Humphrys stands beside
devilfish weighing 1,380 pounds and 14 feet from tip to tip, which
he harpooned and hauled in on nylon line at Long Beach, Cal.

S T A T°U E S U R C E R Y-Restoration of West Germany's
famous 180-foot Hermann Statue near Detmold is hazardous job
for Berlin specialist in attempt to repair World War II damage.



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