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~avy,Js.,,T~st~g,., Microwave ( isks mental " volunteers to p otentially ' (unctions ranging 'from Mood

~avy,Js.,,T~st~g,.,

Microwave

( isks

mental

" volunteers to potentially ' (unctions ranging 'from Mood

His '· fits r UmtaH '" '

~'.'

Am~ric'ans ' are ' bombarded Complicating the . Beisch~fJ

daily .by microwaves from study is the NavY's enormou~

THE

NAVY 'is exposing '5(1' "on

40

physical

.

and

haPrl!ul microwave.s·' to ~ill4 ' tl) brain.

ut ~w~at ·these.

mysterious .

rays. ' do to the human body.

· K~ 'ncreasing ' nu ' mber of

"

. . results Will be made

mid,1973 .

.

pubhc j~

pvens, , TV transmitters and financial stake. If Beischer

other -electron! c Military specialists. in partlc- ula r , are encountering micro-

waves

with

woU~d .bave,tQ spend ml~lon~.

t

the

too

. 10 - mllllwa t the'. ~av~

.

dlscov~rs

level

IS

lax,

il1

th eir

work

" radar equipment, · secret c.om

mocti~ytng or replacl~g Its vl-

' munications

bomb-gyidance ~ystems. Medical reports link the

rays t. cat,arac~s, damage to

. male

organs r

devices

. and ,~al

and

h

QW-

. , ',.' prevlou's . Nay:{,

,test. ~.as .abru~tly .c,an,celle!f

began ~o sho,:" .th , at

Indeed,

when e It

'a

repr.o.ducti v~

: monk ., ys under l1ea~~ micro.

. :-v ave

cardioVascular

.exposure. wel'e !lU!f~r­

chang~s

mg frightening Injury and ill- ness.

ever, the health ' damage is But Beischer insists he Uncertain and unexplored. won't hold back his findings.

even 'psychological problems.

Except f(lr cat~racts,

-. The "Navy's research proj- "The Secretary of the Navy

has a personal interest in our

ect. using human guinea pigs,

is intended ,to ' find out how dangerous microwaves. really

chief resellr.cher.is

work," he.

beam~_"

.told us . '.' It's pO~~I•• -

ble we'll h~ve,to 'tlght~ry tip

standards: EVery city is crtp crossed with thl!se n1iCrowavjt .

.are.

The

""'T

Dr. Dietrich Beischer. a Ger- man scientist quring ' World

War 11, wno '· has · tilaae him- ' - 'Footnote: Rep

self the chief g'uinea pig. He subjec,t,s his · o'7'n, 50·year·old

body ~ frequent mH:~owave . waves are c~llsing ,~y'e p r 09.:

dose~. The sailonvand officers

in

Aerospace- MedicaC Institute,

(D-C~110 - has · received , .d.S1

John Moss;

Cl.~ieting_ reports, th'at mict~

lems

amorig

trollers . 'He

air ·traffic

coni

will . ask

Hotfs~

,Health

Subcorhmittee) ChaM

Jiis program at the Naval

F\msacola, Fla., also get regu- ' m,~n r~ul.'I!0.ge.r~~ ~D~Fla-) ~

~

l'llf

'J

l1icro;ave

. bombard- . i~vesti_gat~ ,'.,. >1 ~t".

U

nsun

.

d~

e

nero · 1

\

_

';

'."

.

_ i

.~

me.nts, Dr.

,.-

. Many

eischer tells us. n atlons ,. have , , set. "

'

.

'

.

.

St~nq~rds ~gr mlcrowave . ~CCASIO~A'~LY~e le~n;

.-

~~eqiiipinent: l.'h.e "Soviets,

for

01" an "extraOrdutary. 'bure~-,}:

example, have · set 'a limit 1,000 times ' smalle r than the

10 milliwatts-per-squate·centi-

meter permitted by our own

DeJense Department. without fanfare after servi

. zle.r, . who re~ently. r~tlre

crat" .·: one ',' ). wh:ose.

qu~e,.t;

achlevem~nts deserve t.att~Dr1

tiQn.

Such tl m~n is Jack ~e~.••

·

'ti mes

' ; gr,eate~ . than ' the ~' natural

'~J>ackgr ound . · ley-el .". of. micro-

' Even · the Soviet limit

:

ev.er,

is

a

' million

ho~'- . 21 years .as superintendent :~t

4Tllngtorr Cemetery'.

):'

. Under

Cel!leter:x

Metzler-, Arlingt,o~ ~volved ·, from '

f

4~'aves \ from th~ "sun. Me~q- _, gra~ey~~ .; int 9 . p.".• n~tio~

::. whjJe; iBeis~h~r c9n~edes Il;llY

·

·al·armed," he told us. "We do

'.: npt believ e that even 10 milli -

shruie.

coat

,:' .• ~. " ~,,,!; }'r ,\1': )1 ,

~vel!l~ mostl~ ~~e~sw~~k. " ,Ashe)o.o~§.b~!;k, he~c ' a,n . r~_

'. "Tne , public h

holildnot be

cataracts.

call '; the un\.i~ua l':: incidents ':·

the old widow who asked that

a her deceased husband to pro-

be " wr~pped aroUJld

watts

will

cause

Bi1~ ~e ateU't ., ~re ,what .: r$"

.

tect

him from colQ ~e~tl~~t;

safe ." "fi'

the

chaplain

who . fell ' back·

To' protect his volunteers

Beisc;her

ward into an open grave; the

wife ,.! who ~: veqen\~npy , ~~

· against

cataracts,

,ma~kst. them . in ,weird

~_esh , eyes,.l}arl;es.

monitors "hot spots" in the

. skills tlf his ' subjects i'ri an at-'

wire- ,' ,manct,ed ,thP.t~ft-.:~\l~Qlind.n,oi

be b,~rJe4 ~ext to a. ~ertai~

WAC.

",

'"';''; "'i",t

.

.

.

-,

.) f.But' :ih~ 'sceM"'P.fet~ler pre;.

He ' . also .

, tempt .fo seek out o.th'E!r dam- l fefs

·a~e befote It occ!Jrs. , , As )h e .Navy!

I"

to recan .is·: sjtting with'

his wif .e ;~m .L'EIi{a;nt~' meJl.lo\.< rial tomb on · a' w.aqn. autum\1

' ,

.

~ol\J.nteer&

mov~.·.on to .ot~t;r JO?S, the~, evening find . gaz\ng ' out lie:- contmue theIr \ests, smce mt- ~ond the. ~ra.veUo~theli{e.'{i!

the city .across the Potomtle.

crow~e effects Itlay s~ow up

years lIft~rward.Thefinl!lre- For Arlington Cerpetery wat

·sults, ;Belscher

J.lot be knowp for decades ; . '.

f~ ·1;tev.0rt~d ~~t~acts , in mq ~-,.

admits,

may , more

than

Metzler's job; .it,

W~ ' his home . , ·, I~ ·,a-.Qlodest

hpuse ,- ami!i~~ : ~

myrJad . 9(

tombstpn!!s ' j'!l.clcM'e.t~letaM

his'

wife. ;'Bernadette

r.i~cf

tary 'radarmen, for exampM,

sometimes .don't 'at:h'eaf· \lntll

'A: de~ade 'or . more ' IIf.ter

" YlOtim leaves. th.qeX:Y1ce.

th~ '(our tibyS. "IA >

Ge . -. 1, ;iBUn 'mu~ 'ti!dr(t!t" lie :flow. ,

-

~

:'

~;!-,"

lll,lg~tm)t S.h,ow ' tells .; US " from :hls \ l'~tireint;lilti

. .' . 1Th'e' Gerniart:born scientist ' ri~~,til \l;l~i.9~t,a.~~Q"~')"t

: netic . damage

,< t\on UP. until

t~e ~~cond ., ~enera~.,h me .in. Elorida

,

I.

0

• .'

1"

':that: 4t's-

"'1

·bopes. to

compleU! findings ~ n© 1972; tini~~pea~ur.87ndlc\14i