Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 24, 1974 · Page 14
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 14

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Wednesday, April 24, 1974
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14 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., April 24. 1974 PAYITTIVILLI, AMKANIA* Surgeon Speaks Out Against Acupuncture Nerve Treatment NEW YORK (AP) - A fa mons ear surgeon who took up acupuncture finds no basis for using it to treat children with profound nerve deafness. In a six-month study, only two out of 40 children given acupuncture "seemed to lend towards improvement, but we don't know the lasting effect, ' says Dr. Samuel Rosen, a professor emeritus at Ml. Sinai School of Medicine here. "Parents would save a lot of energy, money and misery" by not taking children to acupuncturists who claim the Chinese needle technique does improve nerve deafness, he said. Some such clinics charge $25 . for each in a long series of treatments. Rosen said temporary variations that ocurred in hearing ability in some children "makes it look like something is beginning. The prescription is more hard work. We need rigid, scientifc, objective studies in laboratories and institutions." Rosen, who has visited China three times since 1971, said the Chinese now report only eight per cent of children show improvement from acupuncture that goes on from one to four years. The Chinese "still regard it as experimental," he said. A MIRACLE "But that is a miracle in itself. Nothing else ever improved one child in a million. We are scratching the surface of something that has baffled the world all these years. But we definitely are not ready to use it as an individual treatment." . Nerve deafness occurs when the nerve of hearing, which carries messages to the brain, is weakened or destroyed. Causes include congenital defects, German measles infection of a pregnant woman, or drugs like streptomycin in some cases. Rosen is well-known for innovating an operation that made rigid bones in the hearing apparatus mobile so they could transmit sounds. He was taught the acupuncture technique by Chinese specialists in 1972 and set up a pilot study in conjunction with the Alt. 'Sinai School of Medicine and the New York League for the Hard of Hearing. The 40.children were treated five days a week for three weeks, then given a week's rest each month during the six months. Needles were inserted around the ear and in the arms. Parents were not allowed to pay any of the costs. The children were deaf enough that "they couldn't hear Arkla Files Second Time For Rehearing LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- For a second time, Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. asked the state Pulbic Service Commission Tuesday to rehear the utility's rate hike request. Arkl a filed a petition saying a supplemental PSC order on April 3 compounded errors made in the initial order of Feb. 22. Those orders gave Arkla about $7 million of a requested $12.2 million rate increase. The first PSC order allowed Arkla $5.8 million more annually in revenues from residential, commercial and small industrial customers. The April order added another $1.2 million, but only from commercial and small industrial natural gas users. Arkla earlier had asked for a rehearing on the initial order, but the PSC denied the rehearing at the time it issued the supplemental order. Arkla asked the PSC Tuesday to reconsider the method used to compute the utility's income tax. The company said the PSC allowed different deductions and computed tax differently in the current rate case than in 1972. That year, the PSC ordered increased rates for large industries. Arkla said if the PSC used a combined statutory federal and state tax rate of 51.1 per cent the company should get more than $11 million, which Arkla said was fair and reasonable. Court Reverses Ruling On Bus Driver Hiring CHICAGO (AP) -- The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a 1973 U.S. District Court ruling that ordered Greyhound Lines, the nation's largest bus company, to hire drivers between the ages of 40 and 65, The three-judge panel said Tuesday the company's previous policy of hiring new drivers only between the ages of 24 and 39 was an "occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of Jts business." The panel concurred with Greyhound's argument that the "impact of the aging process will be magnified by the rigorous physical and mental demands ... to which all new drivers between the ages of 40 ·nd 65 would be assigned under It* seniority system." unless you yelled In their ear," Rosen said in an interview. They were tested reputedly during tile experiment with tin audiometer and with spoken words to determine how well they could discriminate between words. No child ended the experiment with worse hearing, Rosen said. In the two who tended at times towards improvement. Hie poorer car improved towards (lie level of the better one. One of these was one of 10 children on whom he used very shallow insertions of t h e needle, rather than the deeper penetration used by the Chinese. Concerning his mostly negative results, Rosen said Chinese specialists suggested that s i x month of treatment might be too short a time to produce improvements. Hearing To Air FOI Complainl Set April 29 HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -A hearing will be held April 29 In the freedom of Information suit against the Hot Springs School Board, District 6, by the Hot Springs .Scntlnat-Record and New Era newspapers. The newspapers filed suit Monday, alleging that the board violated the state Freedom of Information Act by failing to notify the papers of two special meetings April 17. The board contended the sessions dirt not violate the law. Dr. Bruce Weeks, superintendent of schools, said the board lad discussed "student person- no!" matters. Weeks said t h e meetings were "open to everyone but the press." He said newsmen were 1 barred to protect children involved In disciplinary action at Hot Springs High School mid Because "(here was discussion of our principal and they were attacking our principal." Mike Maslevson. managing Candidate Complains Station Rejected Ad LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Doug Brandon of Little Rock, a candidate for Iho Democratic nomination for lieutenant govnnor, said 'Tuesday tlwt television stations will not sell him 30- minute program blocks to present l\ls platform. Brandon, one jf five people In the, called for an Investl- ga I ion by the 'federal Communications Commission it the stations do not change the policy. Eric Nelson, vice president and .general manager of KATV at Little Rock, said his station currently was not offering to sell program time to lieutenant governor candidates. He said the policy was established because there are too many candidates and this time is not available for the luiger programs for lieutenant governor candidates. editor of the papers, said he did not consider public school students employes of the school system and said no one from either of the papers was notified by the board of either of the meetings, as required by law. Three Persons Killed Two Airmen Charged I n Utah Terror Spree ORDEN, Utah (AP) -- Homicide charges have been filed against two young Air Force men tn connection with a robbery-slaying case in which live persons were beaten, tortured and shot. Three died. The two Hill Air Force Base airmen, Dale S. Pierre, 21, and William A. Andrews. 20, were arrested Tuesday night, Ogden Police. Chief LeRoy Jacobsen said. Pierre is from the.Caribbean nation of Trlndad, and Andrews Is front Joiiesboro, Lit. Jacobsen said officers found belongings of some of the victims of the Monday night robbery-slaying al the Hi-Fi Simp in Ogdcn in a trash receptacle nivir the Hill AFB dor.nitory where Pierre and Andrews were seized without resistance. Jacobsen and Detective Capt. Robert Warren said none of the $2l,000 worth of stereo equipment taken in the robbery was recovered. They said Pierre and Andrews were arrested on the basis of a description given police by one of the victims,·who had been shot, fed n caustic liquid and lind a .ballpoint pen forced Into his ear. "It apparently started ns a robbery. It appeared a guv went bananas," sale! Police I,t, Edwin Hymas. Two men bound and shot four employes of the Ht-FI Shop, then wowded the father of one of the victims when he went to the shop to find out why. .lis son had not returned home, officers said. Courtney Naisbitt, 18, son of Mrs. Byron Naishilt, who was killed, remained in critical condition with a head wound and other Injuries. Orrcti W. Walker, 43, father of Stanley 0. Walker, .20, who was also killed, was reported n satisfactory condition with superficial gunshot wounds and a punctured eardrum received when one of the assailants forced a ballpoint pen into his ear. The third person killed was Michelle Aliisloy, IB. An autop By showed she had been raped The autopsy report also sale! Miss Alnslcy, Mrs. Nalsbltl anil Stanley Walker had been klllc'l by gunshot wounds In the back of the head and that tlHr bodies revealed traces of a caustic liquid they apparently had been forced to swallow. Police sa|d young Nalshllt also had annarently been forced to :iwallow a caustic liquid. PSC Hearing Sot LITTLE ROCK (AP) - T h e state Public Service Commis sion hearing on Arkansas Pow or Light Co.'s application to build a coal-fired electric generating plant at Redfield begins June 17. The hearing, which will be held in the Justice Building at the Capitol, is expected to be lengthy. 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