Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1973 · Page 17
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 17

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, June 30, 1973
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All EDITIONS Administration halts cutback on medical-research support Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - The Nixon administration reversed its course Friday on one of its major plans to cut medical- research support—its announced aim to "phase out" fellowships and stipends that finance thousands of young scientists jn training. Dr. Charles C.. Edwards, as* sistant secretary for health, told a Senate subcommittee that "we have decided to consider a revision" of phase out plans. Whether this will mean much or little in dollars and numbers of scientists has not been decided, but the change of mind will at least keep alive the programs that have produced a large share of today's biomedical researchers. Minisub designer blames 2 deaths on inadequate undersea rescue plan Associated Press BINGHAMTON, N .Y. The designer of the minisub in which two men died last week off Key West said Friday that the deaths could have been averted with an adequate undersea rescue system. Edwin A. Link, the father of one of the victims, made the comment in a letter to the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Chester R. 1 Bender. the June 17 and 18 rescue attempts, I cannot speak too highly of the efforts of the Navy officers, divers and personnel who worked thoughout the day and night tq the point of exhaustion to accomplish the impossible with the obsolete and inadequate diving systems at their command," he said. "Had it beeri a modern nu- Helpful guide printed for New York visitor NEW,YORK (UPI) -How can a .visitor to New York City protect his car against tickets or towing? And how can he retrieve the buggy if it is towed from an illegal parking spot? The answers to both questions are included—along with masses of far more cheerful information on Fun City—in "Welcome to New York." The guide for visitors has just'been published byHags- trom Co., famous for its street maps and city guides. clear submarine with 100 men entrapped, the result could have been the same. "The tragedy of the situation is that with an adequate undersea rescue system and equiipment, this loss need never have occurred." The minisub was snared in the wreckage of a World War II destroyer before it was retrieved. Archibald "Jock" Menzies and Robert Meek, in the forward compartment, survived. E. Clayton Link, 31, and Albert Stover, 52, both research scientists, were in the aft section and died. The Smithsonian Institution was sponsoring research by the minisub on marine life. Edwards said that figures should be available early in July. "We have not been insensitive to the views of the scientific community," Edwards added, a day after Dr. Albert Sabin, oral polio-vaccine de* veloper, and other scientists told the Senate health subcommittee that continued support for young researchers is essential. The government supports medical research and its practitioners by three main methods: Grants, contracts, and individual s u p p o r t of young researchers. 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