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Sunday, August 24, 1975
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,1975 'NASTY' Wyman Aide Calls New Hampshire Senate Campaign Dirty, Likely to Stay That Way CONCORD. N . H . ( A P ) - The current campaign for New Hampshire's vacant U.S. Senate seat is a dirty one, and likely to stay that way. Republican Louis C. Wyman's campaign manager said Saturday "On a U.S. Senate level. I think it the campaign is dirtier than most,"' stated George Young in an interview. Young, a California political consultant hired to direct the Wyman camp, said the blame for the campaign's low level rests ' with the Democratic candidate. John A. Durkin: "All we're doing at the moment is making Durkin live with what he started." The tone of the campaign set last fall may have gradually accelerated "into a crescendo. I don't know if any of us could get out from under if we wanted to." he added. "When you get down to smaller campaigns on occasion they turn very nasty. As far as I'm concerned,, the dirt in this campaign has been generated from the other side beginning last fall. "All we're doing at the moment is making Durkiri live with 3hat he started. Young added. Wyman, he continued, has taken the offensive and is going to stay on the offensive until the Sept. 16 runoff election. Young said Wyman had "demonstrated a statesman like capacity," earlier in his campaign and it did him no good. Wyman, a five-term congressman, has siad his problem in last fall's election was he believed polls that indicated he would win easily. Much of the debate in the runoff campaign has centered on hard-hitting broadcast advertisements that take punches at campaign fundraising practices. Durkin initiated the battle of the airwaves with raising a lot of money by courting big business, especially oil. interests at cocktail parties. Wyman forces responded with commercials accusing Durkin of using loopholes in campaign finance laws to avoid reporting the names of persons who contributed under WO. Young said Durkin made a mistake when he responded to the Wyman spot by advising New Hampshire broadcasters candidate Carmen C. Chimento may take more votes from Durkin than from Wy- that he might institute libel litigation against them. Young predicted that American Party man. Federal Jury Dissecting Kent 13-Second Volley of Gunfire LIFE Arms, Legs and Hope Saved In New Cancer Fight Plan CLEVELAND UP! - A 13-second volley of gunfire that echoed from an Ohio college campus across the nation five years ago was being dissected second-by-second by a federal jury here Saturday. Six men and six women drawn from voter lists in northeastern Ohio entered their second day of deliberation on the question of whether 29 present or former state officials and Ohio National Guardsmen are personally liable for the deaths of four students and the wounding of nine others on the Kent State University campus. Jurors, many wearing casual clothes and two in shorts, resumed their deliberations six minutes early at 8:54 a.m. The wounded students and parents of the dead are asking $46 million in damages, alleging the students' rights were violated. U.S. District Court Judge Don J. Young is presiding at the trial. Defendants in the case include Gov. James A. Rhodes, who ordered the Guardsmen to the campus; former Adj. Gen. Sylvester Del Corso and Brig. Gen. Robert H. Canterbury, the Guard com- manders: former Kent State President Robert I. White and 25 present and former Guardsmen. The plaintiffs' claims are based on federal and state laws, on common law and on the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides that "no state shall . . . deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law." The plaintiffs contended the shooting victims were unlawfully denied their liberty and. in the case of the four dead, their lives. The volley of gunfire came as Guardsmen moved across the campus to disperse an antiwar rally. The defendants maintained they were carrying out their lawful when the shootings occurred. They argued that the shootings, while unfortunate, were not wrong. The case went to the jury Friday after 14 weeks of testimony, much of it conflicting, on events during and after the first weekend in May 1970. Freedom Doesn't Last For Wally the Wallaby ST. PAUL Minn. (AP) -"After 15 days of freedom, Wally the Wallaby is back in his cage at Como Zoo in St. Paul. The animal, which resembles a small kangaroo, escaped Aug. 8 as he was being loaded into a truck at the Goodhue County Fair at Zumbrota. The Izaak Walton League, which had borrowed the wallaby from the zoo. put up a 550 reward for his safe return. Searchers on foot and on horseback combed a wide area without success. Wally finally turned up Friday in a chicken coop north of Zumbrota. The farmer who found him put the animal, which is about the size of a large jackrabbit and stands about 2Vz feet tall on bis hind legs, in a dog cage and too him to Zumbrota police headquarters. There was no one in at the time, so the fanner left a note saying. "Here's your wallaby. I'll be back to get my $50. Save my cage for me." Advantages of Doing Business with. WEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS FORMS, INC. \A Local Manufacturer · We Employ 25 People · We Are Interested in the State · Service · No Freight Bills to Pay · Quality · We Make Snap-Outs and Computer Forms fcviflG/NL4 BUSINESS FORMS, INC. MI mi . CHAILEITOH. WV 253JJ (XMI 3J3-M41 (Q N.y. Timei Service WASHINGTON - A 17-year-old Boston youth has both of his arms and a large measure of hope today because of recent gains scientists have made in fighting a deadly form of cancer. The youth is under treatment at the Sidney Farber Cancer Center in Boston for osteogenic sarcoma. This uncommon but deadly cancer of the bone attacked his upper left arm last year. Under the conventional treatment that was still in practice just a few years ago. the entire arm and part of the shoulder would have been amputated, and even then the youth's chances of living more than a year and a half would have been dim. Recent advances in drug treatment, employed at several major centers, would have given him much better hope of survival, still at the cost of an arm. * * * · BUT THE DOCTORS in Boston have employed an even more recent innovation in drug treatment. They hope that it will save both life and limb. Furthermore, they think the experience may point the way to more successful and less disfiguring treatment for other'/forms of cancer, ·perhaps including cancer of the breast. It is still too early to be certain how well the new: treatment will succeed over the long run. but Dr. Emjl Frei 3d, director of the Farber Center, says there is substantial evidence from his insitulion and elsewhere to support the hope of success. To him the youth's case epitiomizes the dramatic changes that have been taking. place in recent years in treatment of this form of cancer. The changes reflect the sum of advances made at several centers, most of them with support frorn the National Cancer Institute, the federal government's main agency for cancer research. A key advance, pioneered several years ago by Dr. Isaac Dierassi, now of the Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby. Pa., was the use of huge doses of the antican- !cer drug methotrexate for advanced cancer patients. The doses were so extreme -- as much as 1,000 times the normal dose -- that the patient had to be "rescued" after each treatment by use of an antidote, a vitamin-related chemical called citrovo- rum factor. Later. Djerassi collaborated with Dr. Normal Jaffe of the Farber Center in using this treatment for advanced osteogen- ic sarcoma. About three years ago, Frei and Jaffe took this development a step further by us- had no evidence of any remaining cancer. Other drugs and changes in the regime have been added since, the specifies varying from center to center. The Memorial Sloari-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has had the greatest experience with the latest innovation -the use of preoperative drug treatment followed by sophisticated surgery to spare the limbs of youngsters attacked by osteo- genic sarcoma. The basic startegy is to give, before surgery, several massive doses of methotrexate, each followed by the life-saving antidote. Sometimes other drugs are used as well. THE PURPOSE of the presurgery treatment is to reduce the cancer as much as possible. After surgery, each patient gets regular periodic doses of drug and antidote to cope with any cancer cells that might persist or arise. Dr. Gerald Rosen, the physician who leads the program at Sloan-Kettering, said about 20 youngsters with bone cancer of the leg have been treated in this way in the last two years. In only two cases, he said, did the treatment fail completely -- in one -case because of recurrent cancer, in the other.because of the fatal effect of the .drugs. A few of those who survived have required amputations; the rest have at least some use of both limbs, an outcome that was unheard of just a few years ago. The doctors in Neiv York also have saved the arm of one child with osteogenic sarcoma. The surgery was done nearly two years ago. Rosen said the patient has completed all treatment and appears to be free of cancer, but has only limited use of the arm because the extent of the cancer required removal of the shoulder joint. In a recent telephone conversation, Rosen said'he considered the saving of each patient's life the primary goal, with the saving of the limb a welcome bonus when it is possible. The group in Boston takes the same view. ' When the 17-year-old youth came to them last winter he was warned that amputation might prove necessary, Frei and Jaffe recalled, but they also told the youth there was a good prospect of avoiding it. They gave him a huge dose of methotexate once a week for four weeks each followed by "rescue" with citrovorum factor. Then, in January, surgeons removed 6Vz inches of upper arm bone and adjacent muscle. The surgeons were able to limit the extent of surgery because the massive drug ing the methotrexate with citrovorum res-.-treatment appeared to have strunk the cancer considerably. Even more hopeful, Frei and his colleagues said during a recent interview in Boston, was the fact that no living cancer cells could be found in the tissues the surgeons removed. Today, the youth has a metal rod in his upper arm, replacing the cancer-afflicted section of bone. He has full use of his left hand and is capable of lifting a weight of 18 pounds with that arm. Most important, his doctors say they find no remaining traces of cancer and no evidence of its recurrence seven months after the operation. cue treatment in patients who had just had surgery for osteogenic sarcoma, but who 150 Refugees Protest Firing Of Priest EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP)About 160 Vietnamese refugees, many already unhappy over the prospect of being transported to another refugee camp, staged a protest over the firing of a Viet- names-born Catholic priest. Authorities said the protest Friday was peaceful as the refugees gathered to request that the Rev. Joseph Hoc be rehired and allowed to accompany them to Fort Chaffee. Ark., where about 1,000 Vietnamese at this base who have not obtained sponsors will be sent starting Monday. Rev. Hoc was fired by State Department officials on Thursday after they charged he had become a disruptive influence by- urging Vietnamese not to accept sponsors if it meant being separated from relatives. Aone-time member of the faculty of Boston College. Fr. Hoc was not available for comment on his dismissal. Officials said it was not practical to require sponsors to take "all 10 or 15 relatives" that some of the refugees have. The refugee tent city at this sprawling North Florida air base is due to close down by Sept. 15. However, officials said that many of the refugees are balking at plans to send them '· to Fort Chaffee and instead want to go to ; New Orleans because of their background - as fishermen. New Orleans has been eliminated as a resettlement site because of the scarcity of jobs in the .area, officials said. IF THE YOUTH'S present state continues for the rest of the year, his chances for a long and relatively normal life are considered good. After surgery to remove the cancer, Frei and the other specialists said, the main risk to an osteogenic sarcoma patient's life is the growth of further cancers in the lungs -- offshoots, called metaslas- es, of the original bone cancer. Without postsurgical drug treatment of the type pioneered by Djerassi and others.these metastases proved fatal in the vast majority of cases within two years at the most. With the modern postsurgical drug treatment at special cancer centers, most of these recurrences appear to be preventable. Probably the best known patient who has received the amputation-followed-by- drug-treatment regime is Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's teenage son, Edward Jr. His right leg was amputated above the knee in November, 1973. because of bone cancer. A spokesman for the senator said recen- ty that the boy's drug treatment was completed carter this year and that there had been no evidence of recurrence of cancer. Altogether, according to Rosen, more than 100 cases of osteogenic sarcoma have been treated by surgery and drugs within the last two years in the United States with only one recwerce that developed Time Out is worn out FararTTime OutTM is fashion that's more versatile than a suit. Match the shirt jacket and slacks and they can easily be worn out to dinner. Coordinate a pair of patterned Time Out slacks with the top and you have a completely different look for work. And yet, any mix or match Time Out look can be casual enough for a backyard barbeque. Time Out is fashion made to be worn out . . . anywhere. FARAH SPORTSWEAR ® Lee ADtckimon Streets Available in Cox's Stores in St. Albans, Nitro, Madison, Ravenswood, Clendervin *r

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