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July 16, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 14

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14A--July 16, 1972 Sunday · - ' · i Owmten, Wt*t Vlrtln Asbestos in Drugs May Play Role in Cancer Cause By Victor Cola The Washington Post WASHINGTON-Asbestos has been found in possibly danger' ous amounts in some of the most popular antibiotics that doctors prescribe. The asbestos fibersT-whkh may play a role in causing cancer and other lung disease- are getting into. medicines because manufacturers use asbestos filters to strain out impurities. The finding was reported last week .in science, and will be expanded on in a coming issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. "Our conclusion is that it is only prudent to change manu- facturing methods," Dr. Irving J. Selikoff, one of the authors, said Saturday. "There are other filtering methods that are quite effective." The drugs involved are alJ injected. Drs. W. J. Nicholson, C. J. Maggiore and Selikoff--all o! Mount Sinai Medical School, New York--tested 17 and found "significant" amounts of asbestos in six, all antibiotics. These are acetazolamide, oxa- cillin, cephaloridine, tetracycline, van comycin and methicil- lin. Lesser amounts of asbestos were found in two penicillin samples. * * * THE AMOUNTS i n v o l v e d were generally small, 'ranging from a dozen to-more than 100 fibers per gram. But it has been learned in experimental animals, said the doctors, that as little as 10 to 30 milligrams of asbestos can produce cancers. The Mount Sinai group testec only one sample of each druj and those sampled, they addec "Represent only a small frac tion of those on the market. The finding of asbestos in one third" of those examined, they concluded, "indicates significan asbestos contamination of som parenteral (injectable) drugs this time." t "I'm sure some drug compa nies have already done something about this," Selikoff add ed. "I know Hoffman-La Roche has entirely eliminated this con DOG Monday Store Hours 9:30 till 9:00 ODD LOTS MEN'S SHOES Odd Lots and Discontinued styles "DOGS" to us but a genuine bargain for you Refugees Infant twins occupy basket on a peasant's carrying pole south of Quangf Tri. Villagers in this northern province left their homes earlier this month fleeing the fighting between North and South Vietnamese troops. (AP Wirephoto) Discovery of My Lai Witness Leads to New Trial Request Red White and Blue oxfords 82 pairs--odd lot- Regular 16.98 to 18.98 3 90 Men's Sandals 22 Pairs Odd Lots Plus other assorted "DOGS" [90 tl 490 Suede Casuals Gold or Blue 20 Pairs Reg. 18.98 490 lamination since we first rnade some findings in 1969 and discussed them with the parenteral drug manufacturers' group." Still, he pointed out, his group's most recent tests-^in spring 1971--found much the same results as in 1969. . A Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Assn. spokesman said he believed there has been some 'progress," but some manufac- turers regard the caso against asbestos as still unproved. Selikoff agreed. "I don't know yet if these amounts of asbestos are dangerous to people," h« said. "We only know what happens in animals. 3?e've only been treating people with injected antibiotics in the last 25 years, and it may take these diseases a long time to develop." Call No. 482 . Charter No. 15377 National Bank Region No. 5 REPORT OFCONDITION, CONSOLIDATING DOMESTIC SUBSIDIARIES, OKLAHOMA CITY w -- The civilian lawyer for Lt. William L. Galley said Saturday he will seek a new trial for Galley because of the discovery of a witness to the My Lai massacre the Army claimed was missing at the time of the lieutenant's original court-martial. "I think it has enough impact on the findings that the Court of Review may very reasonably grant a new trial on it," George W. Latimer of Salt Lake City, Utah, told the Daily Oklahoman in a telephone interview. Galley was sentenced to life in prison in May 1971 for his part in the My Lai incident. He sentence was reduced to 20 years during the first step in a lengthy reviewing process. The case of Galley, who is currently under house arrest at Ft. Benning, Ga., is now before the U. S. Army Court of Mili-j tary Review in Washington, D. C. Charles Dean "Butch" Gruver, 27, of Stotesbury, Mo., was located by the Daily Oklahoman after it reported that he was considered a key witness missing during Galley's court-martial. His discovery led to a meeting here last Sunday between Gruver and Capt. J. Houston Gordon of Washington, D. C., one of Galley's military counsels. Latimer said Gordon told him he considers Gruver, a former grenadier in Galley's infantry company, a "very impressive and sincere" witness. Latimer said Gruver is the only person who could testify that orders to destroy My Lai and kill all its inhabitants came to Capt. Ernest L. Medina, Galley's company commander, from higher headquarters. Gruver has said he was available to testify during Galley's trial and was in contact with the Army. Latimer said he was hoping to file the petition for a new .trial after the government filed its answering brief to the original appeal brief. But the government has asked for a second extension of time to prepare the answer and it is now due now until Aug. 1. "I may not be able to wait that long," said Latimer. "I may have to do something next week." Fayetle Book Runs Scheduled FAYETTEVILLE--The Fayette County bookmobile will visit these communities this week: Monday--Ansted, 9:30 a.m. to noon; Hico, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.; Lookout, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday--Powellton, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Kimberly, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Deepwater, Noon to 12:30 p.m.; Rohson, (Mulberry P.O.) 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Beards Fork, 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday--Rosedale, 11 to 12 a.m.: Harlem Heights, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday--Boomer, 10 a.m. in noon; Charlton Heights 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Falls View, 2:10 to 3:30 p.m. Friday--Lansing, Noon to 2 p.m. CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK of ST. ALBANS IN THE STATE OF W. VA., AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON June 30, 1972 PUBLISHED IN RESPONSE TO CALL MADE BY COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY; UNDER TITLE 12, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 161. ASSETS Cash and due from banks ....... : ......... v ..... '. , $543,045.93 U.S. Treasury securities . , ...... ". ......... '.:..... 2,009,555.37 O.ther securities .......... . ........... ....,...,, 18,750.00 Federal funds sold and securities purchased* · *,. . under agreements to resell ---- .·....- ......... . . 550,000.00 Loans ____ .................................... j. 2,878,030.28 Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other · assets representing bank premises ____ : . . . , ...... 388,240.32 Otherassets . . . ..... ............ ......... , ..... ,- 42.189.62 TOTALASSETS ............................ $6,379,811.52 LIABILITIES . Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations : ..... - ..... . ................. $1,821,625.60 Time and savings deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations .. .................. ,. ____ · ...... 2,983.819.43 Deposits of United State Government .............. 120J320.23 Deposits of State and political-subdivisions .......... 401,109.74 Certified and officers' checks, etc .................. 93,388.16 TOTALDEPOSITS . . . .......... ... $5,420,263.16 (a) Total demand deposits ......... $2,436,443.73 (b) Total time and savings deposits .. $2,983,819.43 Other liabilities ....................... ........ 21355685 TOTAL LIABILITIES ........................ $5,633^820.01' RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES Reserve for bad debt losses on loans (set up pursuant to IRS rulings) ................. 12864.38 TOTAL RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES ................... 12,864.38 » - CAPITAL ACCOUNTS IQUITYCAPITAL-total ....... ;' ........ -. ....... $733,127.15 Common Stock-total par value ................... 312,500.00 No. shares authorized 31,250 No. shares outstanding 31,250 ' Surplus ................................... . Undivided profits .................... TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .................. TOTAL LIABILITIES, RESERVES, AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .................. $6,379,811.52 MEMORANDA . -- -- -- -Average of total deposits for the 15 calendar days ending with call date ..................... . $5,381,436.49 Average of totalloans for the 15 calendar days ending with call date ...................... $2,811,610.15 I, Charles F. Dodrill, of the above-named bank do hereby declare that this report of condition is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. CHARLES P. DODRILL We, the undersigned directors attest the correctness of this report of condition and declare that it has been examined by us and to the bat of our knowledge and b liefs is true and correct. John A. Giles, Jr. ELB.GuntCT * Edward Jackson Directors. · 312,500.00 108,127.15 733,127.15 Charleston Store Only Coats Stacks Shirts Shorts Dress t^DocronPo^er .350/0 Cotton And Remember, Henry's Regular Summer Sale Now In Progress In All Henry's Stores And Henrietta's of St. Albans. ASS'T GROUP OF JACKETS $ 9 9 ALL SALES FINAL No Refunds or Exchanges on Dog Days 7 Merchandise. St. Albans--(B Main St.) Montgomery (406 3rd Ave.) Open Friday Nights

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