Zanesville Times Recorder, October 1, 1974

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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Zanesville, Ohio Surgeons Expect Betty's 'Prolonged Survival9 WASHINGTON (UPI) Betty Ford's doctors reported Monday they found slight traces of cancer cells in the First Lady's lymph tissue, but said there was no clinical- evidence the disease had spread to other parts of her body. ine surgeons said they' remain optimistic for Mrs. Ford's "prolonged survival." They said "microscopic" traces of cancer cells were detected in only two of the 30 lymph nodes removed during Mrs. Fcrd's operation. Specialists attending a Na- tional Cancer Institute Confer- ence on breast cancer said statistics show that for women with one to three cancerbearing "positive" lymph nodes there is a five-year survival rate of 62 per cent and a 10-year survival rate of 38 per cent. Mrs. Ford underwent surgery to remove her can- cerous'right breast Saturday at the Bethesda Navy Medical Center. Muscles underlying the breast and lymph glands ex- tending back under her arm also were removed, and the lymph tissue was examined by cancer institute pathologists. Dr. William Fouty, the hospital's chief surgeon who performed the operation, and Dr. William Lukash, the White House physician, issued a medical bulletin late Monday based on final studies of the lymph tissue removed during the three-hour operation, called a "radical mastectomy." "Examination of the tissue in the lymph-bearing area removed at surgery showed microscopic involvement of cancer in only two out of 30 nodes." the medical bulletin said. "There was no involve- ment in local blood vessels." "Considering that only two of the lymph nodes were invol- ved." the report said, "and there is no clinical evidence of cancer spread other areas, her doctors remain optimistic Analysis of the lymph tissue is important, because if cancer cells get into the lymph system they can be carried throughout the body and additional cancers may develop. Doctors said the pathological examination showed no involve- ment of cancer in local blood vessels, another route through which cancer can spread through the body. Special diagnostic studies will now be performed to determine whether Mrs. Ford must undergo X-ray therapy. hormonal tnerapy or chemotherapy to "ensure maximum treatment of this cancer" and decrease the chances of additional cancer developing, doctors said. A spokesman at Bethesda said Mrs. Ford. 56. spent Monday quietly up in bed. walking a bit and eating food instead oi being fed in- travenously that she had no visitors. The President canceled plans for a morning visit to the hospital because of a tight working schedule after being told that his wife's condition was "very but was expected to go there later in the day Today's Chuckle Sign on a house: "This Place Protected by Poverty Nothing Here Worth The Times Recorder Today's Weather FORECAST Mostlj sunnv and continued cool with highs in the Partly cloudy tonight with lows near (Details on Page 110th Year Vol. 274 18 Pages Your "Good Morning" Newspaper Zanesvilie, Ohio 43701 Tuesday, October 1, 1974 1 AD Ford Pledges Effort ToCutWorld Inflation WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford said Monday inflation has gone far beyond levels that the world can tolerate, and pledged the United States to help solve the1 problem through cooperation in trade, monetary policy and other means. Addressing the opening ses- sion of a meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the President said: "We want solutions which serve broad interests rather than narrow self-serving ones. We want more cooperation, not more isolation. We want trade, not protectionism. We want price stability, not inflation. We want growth, not stagnation. We want a better life for our- selves and our children." Ford turned his attention to global economic problems just two days after completion of the domestic summit meeting aimed at seeking solutions to the nation's own ills including burgeoning inflation and unem- ployment. At the White House, Press Secretary Ron Nessen said the President was "very pleased" with the summit, and that he will be spending "a good deal of time on economic matters in the days ahead" as his economic advisers sort out alternative proposals presented at the conference. Summing up the world situation, the President said in his prepared speech: "The problems that confront us today are serious and complex worldwide in- flation at a rate far in excess of what we ckn tolerate; un- paralleled disruption in the supply of the world's maior- commodities; and severe hindrances to the growth and the progress of man} nations, including, in particular, some of the poorest among us "We in America view these problems soberly and without rose-tinted glasses But we believe that the same spirit of international cooperation which brought forth the Bretton Woods agreements a generation ago can resolve the difficulties we face today." The Bretton Woods pact, reached at a conference in New Hampshire in 1944, included creation of the World Bank and President To Appear Pardon Answers Due Soviets Watch NATO Exercise A Soviet intelligence gathering ship (foreground) approaches the British assault ship HMS Fearless during the NATO exercise "Northern Merge" in the North Sea. The picture was taken from the British command carrier HMS Hermes. Some 180 ships, 750 aircraft and men are taking part in the exercise, and the Soviets have continued a close surveillance throughout. Illness Too Dangerous For Travel Nixon Testimony Ruled Out _ __, '4. Nixon was showine "marked LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPT) Former President Nixon's illness is dangerous enough that he will not be able to travel for prolonged periods for at least a month, and possibly three months, ruling out his early testimony in the Watergate cover-up trial, his doctor said Monday At a specially called news conference at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, which Nixon entered a week ago, Dr. John C. Lungren said he ex- pected final reports on Nixon's diagnoses by Wednesday. Lungren said Nixon might be released from the hospital by the end of the week, but would require an extensive period of convalescence for his phlebitis Butz Sees More Food Price Hikes WASHINGTON (UPI) Ue- spite a recent drop in the average price of raw farm products, Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz predicted Monday that supermarket shoppers can expect to see food prices rise another 8 to 10 per cent by the end of next year. The anticipated retail in- crease, a result of a grain shortage born in the spring rains that delayed planting or washed out crops and in the summer drought that did even more damage, would come on tcp of the 12 per cent food price hike already registered this year. But 'the retail prices showed Kissinger To Visit Mideast NEW YORK (UPI) Secre- tary of State Henry A. Kissinger officialy announced Monday he will visit the Middle East Oct. 9-13 on a peace- promoting mission, while re- porting some progress in seeking a solution for the Cyprus conflict. Ambassador Robert 0. An- derson, Kissinger's spokesman, announced the whirlwind Middle East tour simultaneously with the State Department in Washington, saying: "The purpose is to continue consultations on the future course of negotiations looking towards a just and lasting peace in the Middle East." Anderson also reported that Kissinger, after breakfasting for two hours with Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes, "feels progress is being made in clarifying positions with regard to "a peaceful solution in Cyprus." U.S. officials said that Kiss- inger does not currently plan to combine his peace-making ef- forts in the Middle East with those on Cyprus by stopping in Nicosia during his four-day trip to Cairo, Damascus, Amman and Jerusalem. no apparent relationship to what the farmer is getting. Butz" prediction came shortly before the Agriculture Dppart- ment released figures showing that lower prices for livestock and key grains allowed the average raw farm product price to fall 2 per cent in the month ending Sept. 15. Agriculture experts, mean- while, believe the food price outlook for the next 18 months could be even bleaker than Butz predicted because of last week's premature frost in the midwest which will reduce both the quality and the quantity of this year's crops. Butz said price hikes that can be forecast now will be gradual, with "perhaps 2 or 3 per cent more this year" and the remainder coming in 1975. Retail food prices have already increased 12 per cent during the first nine months of this year amount of in- crease originally forecast for the entire year Butz in- dicated he" believes the worst may be over. "The big increases are behind us, and I think it is extremely fortunate that they are behind he said. "We may get an 8 to 10 percent in- crease in the next 18 months. Most of that will be the result of inflation." Butz was interviewed on the CBS Morning News. The agriculture chief blamed the sharp food price increases so far this year "primarly on weather conditions" in the Midwest. Straw Sells Straw for sale, 50c per bale, ______Ph. 982-xxxx._________ The advertiser who placed this ad canceled it after selling the straw. If you have straw or any- other item you want to sell just place a Classified ad in The Times Recorder. Try our 3 line ad for 10 days for Cancel when you get results (during office hours) and pay for the number of days the ad appears. Call The Times Recorder at 452-4561, ask for Classified and blood clot condition. "We will avoid protracted periods of sitting, of riding, of standing, of riding in a car, airplane, bus, you have said Lungren in describing Nixon's limitations. The doctor was asked how long a period of such restric- tions would continue. "I can't tell Lungren said. "It's certainly going to be, in my estimation at least a month, maybe longer. Maybe three months. In all honesty, I don't know." Lungren did say that Nixon's condition was such that he would recommend that Nixon not even give a written deposition in the Watergate coverup case, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Washington, D.C., for at least two or three weeks. Further tests will be conduct- ed this week to determine the course of future treatment, he said. Lungren said there was no' indication at the present time that there was any need for surgery, but that therapy by anti-coagulants would con- tinue. A medical bulletin issued earlier in the day said that Nixon was showing "marked physical and that he was able to get out of bed only for portions of the day to sit in a reclining chair with his left leg elevated. A newsman asked Lungren what has contributed to such exhaustion "Twenty-seven years without Lungren said. "Five and one-half years in the roughtest job in the world. An illness that he has had at least since June, and the longest hospital stay he has ever had." Lungren said the "immediate acute danger" probably has passed. The doctor was asked about Nixon's spirits. "I think they're excellent Maybehe's a little not going to use that the doctor said with a laugh. "He's a little stirred up." Another newsman asked him whether Nixon's fall from the presidency had contributed to his illness, whether he had been hurt by it. "I don't think that he would be human if he wasn't hurt and I think he is a very human Lungren said. "But that wasn't the prin- ciple reason." WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford told a House subcommittee Monday he would appear in person within the next 10 days to answer its questions about why he issued a full pardon to former President Nixon. In a surprise move, Ford sent Rep. William L Hungate, D-Mo., a three-paragraph letter shortly before 8 p.m. EDT telling him, "I expect to appear personally to respond to the questions raised in two resolutions of inquiry con- cernjng the pardon." If Ford appears person before the subcommittee, he would become only the third sitting President in U.S. history to appear before a congressional panel, according to White House researchers "It would be "my desire to arrange this hearing before your subcommittee at mutually convenient time within thefnext 10 Ford said in his letter Ford had been given until the end of the day Monday to reply to 14 questions posed by two members of Congress asking the background to- his Sept. 8 unconditional pardon. The par- don freed Nixon from any prosecution for crimes he may have committed while presi- dent. The pardon angered Con- gress, and Reps. Bella Abzug, -D-N.Y and John Conyers, D- Mich., introduced resolutions of inquiry demanding an explana- tion. Hungate said in reply to Ford's offer, "I am impressed by-President Ford's desire to set the record straight per- sonally. It is consistent with the frankness and openness he displayed as a congressman. I trust his appearance will make a positive step toward putting the final chapter of the Watergate affair on the public record, so we may at last close this book." Hungate had asked Ford in a letter two weeks ago to explain the reasons behind his pardon. Ford answered that he or his counsel had already answered those questions in news con- ferences, the transcripts of which Ford sent Congress. That response angered the subcommittee members again and they decided to demand again answers to their ques- tions and to insist that Ford send his counsel, Philip Bu- chen, or someone equally knowledgeable about the par- don decision to testify before the panel Tuesday. Hungate, head of the House Judiciary Criminal Justice sub- committee, gave Ford until last Thursday evening to respond, but the White House requested an extension. Hungate granted a 24-hour extension, but Ford became preoccupied with his wife's pending operation for breast cancer and said he would not be able to meet the new deadline. He asked for a Monday evening deadline and got it. the IMF in an attempt to stabilize world monetary and other financial policies. Ford said Treasury Secretary William E. Simon will, during the current con- ference, "speak in greater detail on how we view these problems and how think they can be solved." "You will help to decide how it can best be Ford said of the aims he spelled out. "The United States is prepared to join with your governments and play a constructive leadership role." During the two-day economic summit which ended Saturday, the assembled experts agreed that both inflation and unem- ployment are getting farther and farther out of hand reached no consensus on what can be done about them. Ford closed the session in a speech urging ordinary Americans to help both by economizing themselves and by offering suggestions to him personally. A White House source said Sunday that administration economists are discussing in- creasing gasoline taxes by a dime a gallon to help fight inflation. The idea drew stiff opposition Monday from rank- ing members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Com- mittee, and from other mem- bers of Congress. White House Studies Gasoline Tax Jump News Digest Senate Votes To Halt Turkish Military Aid WASHINGTON (UPI) The Senate Monday voted 57-20 to cut off military aid to Turkey but killed an attempt to ban all U.S. aid to the world's oil ex- porting countries. The Senate approved an amendment by Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo., that would prohibit aid to any country using U.S. weapons in violation of laws governing their use. The Senate was reacting" to Turkey's invasion of Cyprus. Earlier, the Senate killed an amendment by Sen. Frank Church. D-Idaho, to deny any aid to the oil exporting coun- tries in retaliation for huge oil price increases set by the Organization of Petroleum Ex- porting Countries. The Church amendment was killed, 46-33. The Eagleton amendment to the pending continuing resolu- tion on foreign aid won over- whelming approval despite arguments by Democratic lead- er Mike Mansfield that the Senate should not interfere with Cyprus negotiations being un- dertaken by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, Mansfield said that "passage of the resolution will undermine the efforts of.Mr. Kissinger." Eagleton's amendment would deny military aid to "any country" but it was clearly aimed solely at Turkey. "The secretary has been Eagleton said, "that the letter and the spirit of American law require an immediate cutoff of military assistance to Turkey, which more than two months ago violated its bilateral arms agreement with the United States by using American weapons to intervene in Cy- prus." He said, "Recipient nations must understand that American weapons cannot be used to wage war with American allies." GM Plant Idled LORDSTOWN, Ohio (UPI) A General Motors Corp., spokesman said a strike at a supplier plant forced the shutdown of the van assembly plant at the giant GM complex here Monday. Dead Sea Oil Sought TEL AVIV (UPI) An American gas drilling company is conducting preliminary tests in a search for oil below the Dead Sea. a newspaper report said Monday. Amnesty Response Lags WASHINGTON (UPI) Only some 70 men out of an estimated eligible military deserters have surrendered under President Ford's two-week-old program of limited amnesty, Pentagon figures showed Monday. Army Officer Accused NEW YORK (UPI) An Army officer assigned to the Selective Service headquarters in New York was indicted Monday for allegedly accepting in bribes to help 400 men avoid the draft or get out of the service during the period from 1968 to 1972. Rumsfeld Vows Access WASHINGTON (UPI) Donald Rumsfeld assumed his new duties as White House chief of staff Monday by promising that all of President Ford's senior advisers will have access to the Oval Office. Former Official Slain BUENOS AIRES (UPI) Gen. Carlos Prats, a former minister in the Marxist-led government of deposed President Salvador Allende in neighboring Chile, and his wife, were killed Monday in a machinegun and bomb attack as they returned to their apartment, police said. WASHINGTON (UPI) Influential congressmen Monday discouraged any talk of a 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase but the White House insisted it was still an option being considered to fight inflation. Congressional observers gave the plan almost no chance of passage if President Ford should recommend it, partly because of solid op- position in the Ways and Means Committee, which must originate any tax legislation. "Surely there's some better way to do that (conserve Speaker Carl Albert said of the proposal. At the White House, Press Secretary Ronald Nessen said that even though Ford was opposed to such a gas tax he "has an open mind on how to'fight inflation" and it "is one of many options that his advisers have." The Ways and Means Committee, now con- sidering a tax revision bill, resoundingly de- feated a similar proposal last week which would have placed a large excise tax or, automobiles which got low gas mileage. Committee Chairman Wilbur Mills, D-Ark., previously has expressed opposition to gas tax increases. Rep. Al Ullman, D-Ore., second-ranking member on the committee, said Monday a gas tax increase might stand a chance if it was part of an overall energy proposal that was "hard hitting and comprehensive and made but "just 10 cents to raise revenue doesn't make sense." Rep Herman Schneebeli, R-Pa., ranking committee Republican, said he was strongly opposed to any gas tax increase Besides, he said, "I don't think they're (the administration) too serious about this. It's just a trial balloon." Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield also said he was opposed to the proposal, as did Sens. Walter Mondale, D-Mmn., and Edmund Muskie. D-Maine. Two House members Reps. Peter Peyser, R-N.Y., and John Brademas, D-Ind. cir- culated a letter asking their colleagues to declare to Ford that increasing the gas tax would "push the already strained working man and working woman past the financial breaking point." The American Automobile Association added its voice to the chorus against the proposal, saying that 78 per cent of Americans reach their jobs by private transportation, and they could not cut consumption at any price. Area Welfare Office Snags Castro Wants U.S. Ties HAVANA"