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THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Thunder, Jw* 4, IfTt Page A-3 FDA L-Dopa Sales WASHINGTON (AP) - The government today approved the general use of L-dopa, a new drug widely hailed us the first effective help for the hundreds of thousands of Americans suffering from Parkinson's Dis- The Food and Drug Administration, under heavy public pressure, cleared the drug for sale in an unusually short time. But the FDA also ordered unprecedented follow up testing by manufacturers because of the high incidents of adverse side affects associated with L-dopa. "This new drug shows promise of being one of the major drug discoveries of recent years/' said Dr. Charles C. Edwards, commissioner of the FDA. "As a treatment for Parkinson's Disease, it is important to possibly as many as a million Americans suffering from this affliction." Parkinson's Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system, usually affecting persons over 50 and causing leg and arm tremors that often progress to total rigidity. There has been no effective drug treatment for the incapacitating disease. Edwards said clinical tests in this country since 1966 indicate approximately two of three patients are partially or totally relieved of their symptoms by L- doptu He cautioned, however, that "side effects have been reported in a majority of patients, some of them quite unpleasant and others even dangerous. "Whether or not the use of this drug is justified in the very early stages of Parkinson's has not been established,*' the commissioner said. The side effects range from nausea to intestinal bleeding, heart problems and mental disturbances of varying severity. L-dopa also is believed to act as a sexual stimulant in many patients tested. "Evidence to date shows clearly that benefits outweigh the risks," Edwards said. "For the first time in FDA history," he said, "manufacturers will be required to conduct long-term studies of the drug's effects. "Since Parkinsonism is a chronic disease, patients will have to take L-dope for long periods of time," Edwards said. "We dont know how these patients will react after five, 10 or 15 years of treatment. "Because of our limited knowledge of the drug's long- term toxicity, it is conceivable that it can reverse the benefits to risk ratio," he said. L-dopa is a naturally occurring substance known as an amino acid. It is converted to a product called dopamine in the body. While the drug's precise method of action is not known, victims of Parkinson's Disease have decreased amounts of dopamine in their brains. MOTHER KNOWS BEST-Goldie, a lioness at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo, carries one of her four cubs Wednesday. The cub, born on April 17-- the day the Apollo 13 crew successfully splashed down-- strayed too close to the bars and inquisitive visitors for her mother's liking. The three male cubs were named after the Apollo 13 crew. The female was named NASA, after the space agency. (AP Wirephoto) Rap Brown Missing At New Hearing NEW ORLEANS (APV Attorney William M. Kunstler, claiming that the government never intended to prosecute, has asked a federal judge to dismiss a charge that H. Rap Brown threatened an FBI agent. The charge against the black militant leader, said Kunstler, was another government move in a pattern of harassment. Brown was supposed to be on hand Wednesday for the hearing. He didn't show. Kunstler said he didn't know Brown's whereabouts but "my own supposition is that the defendant is underground because of fear for his life." Brown is also being sought by the FBI on charges of arson and inciting to riot in connection with 196? civil disorders in Cambridge, ML He failed to appear for that trial last month. U.S. Disk Court Judge Alvin B. Rubin set July 23 for a hearing on both the motion to dismiss and on a move to revoke Brown's $15,000 bond in the New Orleans case. High Court Decision Due On Public Housing Veto Southern Baptists Ban « Liberal Commentaries DENVER (AP) - A decision by the Southern Baptist Convention to ban a scholarly book of Biblical analysis was expected today to cause anguished reactions in denominational academic circles. "It will seriously cripple our efforts toward creditable scholarship," said the Rev. Dr. Charles Trentham, a Knoxville, Tenn. pastor and dean of the school of religion at the University of Tennessee. The action came in a turbulent session of the massed assembly of 13,330 church people Wednesday, and remained a topic of keen discussion as the convention neared its close. '*K's bound to drive a terrible wedge between the convention and thinking young pastors and seminarians," said Jack Harwell of Atlanta, editor of the Georgia Baptist newspaper, the Christian Index. The overwhelming vote was to suppress Volume I of a projected 12-volume set, the B roadman Bible Commentary, being issued by the denomination's publishing arm. The volume deals with the books of Genesis and Exodus It was the first such definite censorship of a book produced under church auspices in Baptis* history, officials said. Sparked by a motion by the Rev. Gwin Turner of Los Angeles, convention delegates assailed the volume as a "denial of the word of God," an attack on the Bible's infallibility and contrary to beliefs of most Southern Baptists. "When the Bible says so and 90 happened, we ought to preach it hist like that- take it as it is." said Evangelist Gray Allison of Ruston, La. Singled out for particular criticism were the volume's presentation of Adam and Eve as representative, or symbolic, of mankind's beginnings, and its explanation of the thesis that several authors, not Moses alone, produced the first five books of the Old Testament. These concepts are common among Biblical scholars both Protestant and Roman Catholic. Objections also were raised to the volume's questioning wheth- er the flood of Noah's time literally covered the earth, and the inclusion of the view -- among other views- that God did not actually tell Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isa?c, but that Abraham only thought so, later realizing otherwise. The Rev. Glennon Culwetl of Santa Cruz, Calif., said the volume uses terms such as "myth and fancy'' for some passages and "tears the heart out of the word of God." Observers said that the western site of the convention, drawing a heavy proportion of delegates, or "messengers" from the West, where Southern Baptists generally are more conservative than in the older, settled Southeast, figured strongly in the outcome. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court may rule Monday on a California case that could have national bearing on the legal rights of poor people and the pace of public housing construction across the country. At issue is a 1950 amendment to the California constitution giving state residents a veto over public housing projects in their area. The amendment bars low-rent housing construction by cities or counties unless the project is approved by majority vote of area residents. Papers filed with the court indicate similar legislation exists in Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Up for action by the justices is an appeal by the city of San Jose of a ruling by a federal court in San Francisco that held the amendment unconstitutional. The San Jose city council, by a 6-1 vote, found a need in 1966 for low-rent housing in the community, established a housing authority and put before the voters in 1968 a proposal to construct up to 1,000 units in various sections of the city. The measure was defeated when 57,896 votes were cast for it and 68,527 against. A group of welfare recipients living in overcrowded facilities sued in federal court, claiming the amendment was discriminatory and unconstitutional. They pointed to exemptions in .the amendment excusing the need for voter approval of federally owned housing and housing for public employes and university students. The decision by the three- judge court, as given by district Judge Robert F. Peckham, agreed, saying California could not make assistance for the poor more difficult to obtain than assistance for other groups. San Jose's appeal argues this concept of equality should not be applied to public housing, which it contends is a benefit, LOOK! 1970 SPECIAL AT I960 PRICES COMPLETE ROOMS NEW FURNITURE $ r «r «· 3 ONLY INCLUDES-- 288 TERMS 4 PC. BEDROOM SUITE INNERSPRING MATTRESS MATCHING BOXSPRING 2 PC. LIVING ROOM SUITE 5 PC. DINETTE SET A Real Special For Newlyweds And Everyone Else -- Look For The Super £ For Super Savings SHEPLEY'S 50 SOUTH MARKET ST. OPEN EVERY NITE TILL 9 not a right, with voters entitled to decide whether the benefits should be extended. This argument is opposed by attorneys for 41 low-income residents of San Jose and San Mateo County, all found eligible for public housing and all on waiting lists. They say at least 2,625 families in San Jose and San Mateo alone are waiting for units that are not available. Lima Hit By New Tremor LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A strong earth tremor shook Lima Wednesday night as the U.S. and Peruvian air forces marshaled helicopters, rescue workers and workmen for the quake-devastated Huaylas Canyon 200 miles to the north. There were no immediate reports of damage or loss of life from the new tremor, which appeared to be one of the aftershocks that foiiow a major earthquake. The University of California seismographs at Berkeley registered the tremor at 5.6 on the Richter scale; Sunday's quake in which as many as 30,000 are feared to bave died registered 7.0 at Berkeley. With the floor of the Huaylas Canyon covered by a sea of rock, snow, mud and water and roads into the Andean valley blocked at numerous points, helicopters and parachutes were the only means of speedy transport to the dozens of settlements there. Two U.S. helicopters flew over the 80-mile-long canyon Wednesday and landed a doctor and two medical assistants near the town of Yungay, where 2,500 survivors were spotted huddled on a stretch of higher ground, surrounded by mud. Officials said they had taken refuge in a cemetery. The helicopter pilots reported all landing strips in the canyon unusable, and the Peruvians dropped 114 paratroopers into the ruined town of Huaraz to repair its runway. The U.S. Air Force planned to move its rescue mission today from Chimbote, the wrecked fishing city at the canyon's mouth, to Huaraz. Medical personnel and 10 tons of medicine were to be lifted to Huaraz today also. Refugees, injured and dazed, trickled into Chimbote, on foot or muleback, some carried by friends or relatives. Most Were being evacuated to Lima by a round-the-clock "air bridge" of 20 transport planes. Chimbote's one modern hospital was partly wrecked in the quake, and its operating theater was polluted by water seeping up from cracks in the floor. In the hospital chapel bodies were laid in neat rows in front of the altar. House Ready To Debate Postal Reform Proposal WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration's postal reform legislation makes its debut on the House floor next week, a year-- and the nation's first postal strike-- after it was sent to Congress. The bill calls for a massive overhaul of the Post Office into a semi-autonomous agency able to set its own rates, wages and investment plans. Action on the measure, which carries an 8 per cent pay hike for postal workers, is expected to head off renewed talk of a second walkout because of Congressional inaction. The Senate is expected to consider a similar reorganization bill later this summer. Postmaster General Wmton M Blount, speakng informally to newsmen Wednesday, expressed hope the legislation could be approved by fall. Passage of the postal reform package would conclude a drive begun three years ago when then Postmaster General Law- irence F. O'Brien proposed a 'postal corporation, declaring the 200-year-old Post Office "is in a race with disaster." That conclusion was echoed a year later by a presidential commission. The Nixon administration introduced its reform legislation May, 1969. Neither the House nor the Senate bill conforms exactly with the legislation submitted by the administration last year. But Blount said differences are of a technical, rather than substantive nature. "When we first submitted the legislation, we said there were four basic things we wanted in a postal reform bill: control of our investment policy, control of our costs, proper control of our income or rates and continuity of management "Our feet weren't set in concrete as far as form as long as the«=e four principle^ were preserved. These are principles that we will not compromise on." Even though Congress appears likely to pass the reform legislation, the administration has received one setback: proposals for higher postage rates seem doomed this year. In the interview, Blount did not consider passage of the rate increases a condition for acceptance of the reform and pay hike package. Under either Senate or House bills, the new postal service would be divorced completely from the President's cabinet and be run by a board appointed by the President. The board, in turn, would hire a manager to run the service on a day-to-day basis. Kates would be set by a rate commission, also appointed by the President Proposed new rates need approval of the board and, in the House version, could be vetoed by a majority vote in either chamber within 90 days. Salaries for post? workers, now set by Congress, would be subject to negotiations between management and the postal unions. Armstrong Talks To Soviet Premier MOSCOW (AP) - Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong says he has the impression that Premier Alexei \ Kosygin is receptive to the idea of space cooperation between the Soviet Union and the United States. Armstrong, the first man on the moon, began a Soviet tour May 24 and had a talk with Ko- sygin in the Kremlin this week. He told a news conference Wednesday: "We did not discuss any particular type of space cooperation, except to encourage the general idea of such a proposal. I had a delightful conversation with the premier. I found him very knowledgeable about scientific and engineering matters, and particularly space matters." 1 3 Enlarged to show Mail melart nakes it lappen... Scandia -- $250.00 When you give her a PtRFECT KEEPSAKE DIAMOND. Guar- anteed perfect in writing. Came choose "her*" today. Miami -- $350.00 Central Charge Matter Charge Bank America rd Melart Charge melart Frederick Shopping Center Hours: 12 Noon to 9 ». M. Monday thru Friday 10 A. M. lo 9 r». M. 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