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r-hwnlt, Tiir*., April 4. 1%7 [,;i The Arizona Republic l.V 'Permanent' Pills Tiny Contraceptives Under Skin May Give Long-Term Protection New York Times Service ATLANTA — Birth control researchers predicted yesterday that tests of an entirely new kind of long-acting contraceptive drug that can be implanted within women would begin before the end of the year. Dr. Harry Rudel and Dr. Sheldon J. Segal of the Population Council, New York, said devices the size of threads, cigarette filters or microscopic dots placed beneath the skin were being considered as containers for antifertility hormones that might prevent conception for from three months to a year or longer. Made of inert plastic or wax, the porous pellets would constantly release a small amount of hormones into the bloodstream, they said. Segal said tests with laboratory rats indicated that the contraceptive effects "could last perhaps 20 years." This, he said, would be of immense value in overpopulated nations where more common antifertility agents are not popular or arc ineffective. The report was presented to the two-day annual meeting of the American Association of Planned Parenthood physicians which started here yesterday. Another report, on the taking of the standard oral contraceptive pill by Puerto Rican women indicated that patients using the drug remained free of serious side effects for up to 11 years of use. These women have been taking "the pill" longer than any other group in the world. Dr. Rudel, a physiologist who is associate director of the biomedical division at the Population Council, said a "pellet-type implant" that would yield a "sustained, constant release" of a small amount of hormone "was most exciting." Foreign Cars II ' 1 " llh r -"i>«»ic O T I ow On Safety Washington Post Service NEW YORK - An official but unpublished study of 1.2 million traffic accidents in New York jState gives foreign cars a worse score on safety than American makes. Corvair reportedly shows up better than might have been expected in view of the attacks by auto industry critics. The study followed a request by the New York insurance commissioner last year that insurance companies consider the feasibility of rating cars for safety the same way they rate drivers. , OF MEAT CON»JN* ABOUT 400 £ALORtE£, AH 6 op POTA- Mf ABOUT (50 More Sales Tax Intake Reported The state sales tax last month j THE COMPANIES alreadyj brou S nt in nearly $(> million, an ihave special rates for high-'increase of $759,366 over the powered cars, especially if they)same month last year, the state HT'P tr\ no rltMirrtn VM* iimi***-*. . are to be driven by young people. But the New York study was an attempt to identify cars having conspiciously high or low accident rates. The study covered accidents from 1962 through 1965. In terms of the number of accidents, the foreign cars led the list with 1400 for every 10,000 registered cars. This compared with 475 for the compacts. tax commission reported yesterday. The commission said there also was an increase of $378,107 in the education excise tax over March 1966. The figure for last month was $3,043,361. A slight increase in the use tax collection, up $2,480 from the $110,716 reported in March 1966. Vietnam, Then Death on Sleazy N. Y. Slrwl NEW YORK (UPI) - A young Marine sergeant, a decorated Vietnam veteran who had asked to return to the war, was shot to death on a sleazy Greenwich Village sidewalk yesterday when he intervened in an argument between a sailor and two civilians. Sgt. Michael Kroll, 21, who held the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in action in Vietnam, plus other decorations, died of a shotgun blast in the face received on honky- tonk W. Third Street, far from where the honor and the glory of the U.S. Marines is being written. KROLL HAD helped a lonely sailor out of a tight spot, authorities said, then apparently decided to adjudicate the matter further. As he approached the two young men with whom the sailor had been arguing, one of them pulled a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun from beneath his coat and blew half the Marine's face off. The young Leatherneck, who enlisted at the age of 18, left Vietnam March 12 after a year there and had been scheduled to return after a leave, according to police. They said he had extended his period of overseas duty voluntarily in order to return to the war zone. KROLL HAD a reputation for helping people out. "He was always helping someone, especially the older folks," said Mrs. Lottie Pore- ba, a neighbor of Kroll. The Marine's mother, a 57-year- old widowed charwoman, lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Mrs. Mary Knoll was not aware her son had been killed as she was in a hospital. It was 4:30 a.m., just after the bars close, when Kroll was shot. Police said he was driving east on W. Fourth Street, apparently heading home after a Sunday night out, when he spotted Seaman Apprentice Robert Crist, 19, of Cornwall, N.Y., arguing with two youths on the sidewalk. KROLL HALTED his car and leaped out, authorities said, and the dispute was set- the" modern bank of the west! tied without a fight. Crist, on leave from the Navy oiler Elkomin in Norfolk, Va., said the Marine then told him to come along, and they both entered the auto. According to the sailor, Kroll then drove around the block to W. Third Street en route uptown when they saw the two youths walking past a strip joint. Crist said the Marine kilted the car and jumped out, heading for the pair. 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