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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1956

PAGE1 IGHTos1moi1n1 TUE MICHIGN DAILYFIDAY,1OCTOER 5, - -

I

?J Health Service Initiating
New Mono Evaluation Program

WORKMEN SEARCH THROUGH NIGHT:

The University Health Service
is initiating a research program
to evaluate a new test for infec-
tious mononucleosis, according to
Dr. Charles J. Tupper, Director of
Consultant Services at the Health
Service.
Infectious mononucleosis is a
disease prevalent among young.
adults-such as students-whose
symptoms include excessive fatigue
and a large decrease in the white
blood cell count. However, the
symptom of fatigue is often psy-
chosomatic.
Diagnostic features, said Dr.
Tupper, include a patient's history,

the blood count, and the present
positive test, a "heterophilic agglu-
tamation" or Paul-Bunnell test.
This -requires a four-hour super-
vision of a blood sample under test.
The virus affects nearly every
organ in the body, Dr. Tupper
said. The nervous system is af-
fected in approximately 8% ,of the
cases, often-causing numbness. An
attempt is being made to deter-
mine any possible effects on the
heart, and for this reason an
electrocardiogram is taken for all
cases received by the Health Serv-
ice.

Building s

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ARE

YOU ELIGIBLE?
rANCNG
Friday and Saturday Nights

FowerW all
Six Rubble Trapped Bodies
Sought By Relief Squads
They searched.
From 3 to 6 a.m. yesterday, the scene at Consumer's Power office
building was one of desperation.
A crew of 63 prison inmates from Jackson Penitentiary feverishly
worked at digging out rubble from "the hole" in the basement of the
building.
Six Bodies Sought
They sought the bodies of six men believed trapped beneath the
mass of concrete and steel.
At 4 a.m., a cool breeze began to blow, chilling the crowd of spec-
tators. Then, the signal was given to remove a three story tower of
the building.
Cables were fastened, running from the tower to tractors below.
The crowd tensed as the tractors tightened the cables.
The tractors halted. The building's tower swayed almost gently.
in the morning breeze.
Then the foreman lowered his arm. The tractors moved. The tower
fell. Flashbulbs cracked through the semi-darkness.
All was still. Dust rose above the space vacated by the tower.
Digging Started Again -
That part of the building was now safe to work in; and digging
started again. Cranes pulled tons of concrete away from "the hole."
But, a wall had to come down.
The demolition crew swung into action. A mammoth crane, its
cables taut, hoisted a demolition ball of unknown weight.
The crane's arms swung outward and back, then down. The huge
ball crashed solidly against the wall. It cracked. The ball crashed down
again. The wall cracked again, then collapsed after several blows.
The air was quiet.
"My husband's in that hole! Is he alive?" The anguished voice of.
an expectant mother echoed through the rubble heaps.
Desperate Digging Began
The digging started in earnest. Each man desperately pulling,
pushing, tugging, shoving at the mass..
Were they alive?
The question remained unanswerd. Getting the rubble out of
"the hole" was most important.

Torn Down

VnIMv
CNjus

Members and Guests
Phone NO 2-3972
You Must Be 21
314 East Liberty

THE WORKERS-Prison inmates gather for informal photo dur-
ing lull ingearch. Sixty-three Inmates joined in the search.

Vocals by Lolly'

- Specializing in Hall Rentals eid Banquets
RELAX AT THE CLUB AFTER THE GAME

I. WI

THE WRECKAGE-Portion of the wreckage shown above is but.
one of many sections of the Consumer's Power office building
which collapsed mid-Wednesday afternoon, killing and injuring
several construction workers.

BE
CO'

EKE
CERT

and
STAGE
-SHOW
featuring
Al

THE DEMOLITION BALL-Swinging from the arms of a crane,
this ball repeatedly crashed against a wall of the building. The wall
cracked, then crumbled

EXCLUSIVE
DAILY COVERAGE
Story by RENE GNAM
Photos by VERN SODEN
and LARRY CARBONELLI

THE CROWD-Watching and waiting to lend a hand in the search, prison inmates, members of the press, civilian and military relief
squads and other 'certified' onlookers view wreckage. Cranes were utilized to break through walls of the building after most of it had
collapsed. Rescue workers treaded lightly through passable sections of the half-constructed building, fearful that there might be addi-
tional fallings.

__.I

NANCY DREW
Vocalist
BOBBY SHERMAN
Comedian

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