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 - Red Tape Keeps Family Apart BY TOM NICHOLSON i...
Red Tape Keeps Family Apart BY TOM NICHOLSON i Fra Pi Staff Writer The future seemed so wonderful two years ago when I Kenneth liampinen, with the American Air Force in Scotland, married a Glasgow lassie. He'd be discharged in mid-1955 mid-1955 mid-1955 and they d set up house- house- j keeping back home in Detroit, But the dream future has turned into, a pightmare. Back in his parent's home at 1B708 W. Ten Mile Read, Southfleld Township, I Ampin-en Ampin-en Ampin-en remains separated from his wife, Margaret, an a - month old daughter, Lynn Marie, he never has seen. Because of immigration rules, only an act of Congress can get the family together again. deadline by special permission of Congress. ' The Lampinens filled out the mountain of forms necessary for Congress to act. The bill has been in the hands of a House committee for several weeks. Meanwhile, Lampinen works as a real estate salesman ana saves his money. "Some guys are worse off, he said. tin- LAMPINEN'S long wait for his loved ones began last July. It may not end until fall. Lampinen met pretty, brown- brown- haired Marearet Wilson at a dance in September, 1953. "I'd been there only three days," he recalled. "I was a happy guy." Their future clouded in May of 1854, four months after their marriage. "Margaret hadn't been feeling well and we tpok her to a doc tor," he said. "He decided she had tuberculosis." SHE WAS treated for eight months. She was pronounced cured in November. "We started making definite plans then," Lampinen said. He was due for discharge last July. "I'd thought of staying In Scotland and going to school there," he said. "But my father was ill and I decided to come home. I figured Margaret could follow." Margaret couldn't. The fact that she had had TB made her "undesirable" in the eyes of the American Government. Lynn Marie was born Sept. 21, two months after her father returned returned to the United States. MARGARET immediately ap- ap- Epilcpsy Group Meets Thursday A demonstration by the Michigan Michigan Epilepsy Center to show how persons with epilepsy can lead normal lives will highlight the March meeting of the Greater Greater Detroit Council for Epilepsy st 8 p. m. Thursday at Mc- Mc- Greeror Library. 12244 Wood ward,, Highland Park. tiMaH tA th TTnitc-H TTnitc-H TTnitc-H Ktttta rrmaul jln Gla8gow for permission to come to tne united states Levin- "He told her she'd have to wait untiK this fall," Lampinen said. "They have a rule against admitting former tubercular pa tients until two years after theve recovered." But there Is a loophole. Former Former TB patients can be admitted admitted before the two-year two-year two-year II I Saved and returned insured The announcement Exchange has increased insured members of the last year and 50 over emphasizes the tremendous That part of the 'premium on the business is member of the Auto the spectacular sum of month of March the another $400,000. IT PAYS He Ira it InierInuranre

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 11 Mar 1956, Sun,
  3. Page 8

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