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   Derrick (Newspaper) - November 26, 1974, Oil City, Pennsylvania                                THE DERRICK. OU City, Pa. UCtmti TtkpbMtMi-1221 TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER M, B74 Doctors Examine Nixon For Trial Health Decisions Will Be Made By Friday PROTEST SUGAR PRICES Members of the Consumers Education aad Protective Association International arrived at the Interior Department in Washington yesterday with signs and petitions calling for a reduction in the price of sugar. The petitions were presented at hearings of the Council on Wage and Price Stability which is looking into the quadrupling of the price of sugar this year. Windfall Price Gains LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Three physicians, appointed by a court to determine if former President Richard M. Nixon Is physically fit to testify at UK Watergate coverup trial, spent two hours inside Nixon's walled, seaside estate in San Clemente on Monday. However, the doctors drove out the gates of the villa without stopping to talk with reporters, and there was no word on whether they had examined the former president or determined whether he was able to testify at the trial of five former aides. Nixon spokesman were un- available for comment. Earlier Monday, the medical team visited Memorial Hospital here and studied the medical records and X rays of the 61- year-old Nixon, who is suffering from phlebitis. The physicians planned to leave California on Tuesday, and a spokesman for them said they would hold an airport news conference. Dr. Charles Hufnagel and the other two doctors appointed by Ihe court went to San Gemente after apparently deciding that a physical exam would not cause dangerous stress to Nixon. They were accompanied by Dr. Eldon B. Hickman, the sur- Judge John J. Sirica. If the for- mer president is too weak to travel, he may be asked to give a deposition at his home or his testimony may be videotaped. While Nixon, 61, was said to be unopposed to the exam- ination, Hickman and Nixon's persona) physician, Dr. John C. liingren, have expressed con- cern that it would cause Nixon excessive stress. now on vacation, warned the stress might cause Nixon's blood pressure to rise dangerously high and trigger internal Weeding. Hufnagel told an airport news conference on his arrival Sun- day, "We would like to spare Mr. Nixon all the stress pos- sible." 75 Car Sales Take Nosedive DETROIT (AP) U.S. auto sales continued to nosedive in mid-November as the nation's car makers posted their second worst performance (or Ihe peri- od in 14 years. Company figures released Monday showed a sharp 34.7 per cent decline from Nov. 11-20, 1973. All four manufacturers al- ready announced major plant closings and worker layoffs last week in anticipation of the lat- est sales drop in the year-long slump. US. Has Been Sugar-Coated -fe-.w.-; V-7 in mid-November 1973. Kor the calendar to date, Industry sales of trailed 1973 levels by 22.5 per cent, or nearly two million units. Chrysler Corp-i which has embarked on an unprecedented production cutback program this fall, reported the sharpest drop, with sales off 41.7 per cent. General Motors was down 34.3 per cent, Ford Motor Co. was off 31.3 per cent and American Motors was down 34.7 per cent. Industry analysts noted with guarded optimism that despite WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. sugar industry "reaped very large windfall gams" this year from rapidly'increasing sugar prices, according to a re- port issued Monday by the Council on Wage and Price Sta- bility. Bruce Water of the council staff, who helped prepare the report, said all segments of the industry reaped windfall gains when increasing prices raised the value of their sugar in- ventories. He said grocers also shared in the windfall, increasing their share of the retail price of sugar from 42 per cent last fall to 55 per cent (his fall. Edward D. Hollander, senior vice president of the accounting firm of Robert R. Nathan Asso- ciates, Inc., said "the increase in the wholesale price of refined cane sugar over the past year is almost entirely a reflection of the spectacular rise in the price of raw sugar." Hollander, who spoke on be- Patient Given Second Heart half of the sugar refiners, said raw-sugar prices have in- creased 450 per cent in a year. Treasury Secretary-William K. Simon called for the hear- ings, seeking the causer of a "boost in the retail price ar. The jump in retail prices so far is somewhat below the wholesale jump. Hollander said an analysis of special questionnaires sent to sugar refiners showed their op- erating costs have increased 19 per cent. But he said that has been overshadowed by the in- crease in the price of raw sugar, which he said accounted for about 75 per cent of the whole- sale price six years ago and 91 per cent of the wholesale price in September, 1974. In other economic develop- ments Monday: leaders of the United Mine Workers were summoned frorji the coal fields for a crucial vote on an im- proved contract offer that could speed an end to the miners' strike, now two weeks old. -House Speaker Carl Albert said Democratic leaders of Congress will seek a meeting with President Ford soon to re- view the state of the economy and possible legislation. New model deliveries in the geon who operated on Nixon latest period totaled Oct. 29 to prevent blood clots compared with a year ik- sharp decline for the period, from breaking loose in Nixon's ago, when the energy crisis be- the daily selling rate was 23.4 left leg and traveling to his gan cutting into sales Tne daily selling rate of 21, m waj most sluggish mid-November igeo, with the exception of 1970, when a national strike against GM virtually halted production at the auto giant. The percentage decline is ratal. could Nixon has phlebitis, an in- flammation of the veins, In his left leg and has been hospi- tallied twice since leaving of- 'ice. The doctors' determination on Nixon's health is to be made by based on the daily selling rate. Friday to US. District Court There was one less selling day Happy's Chances For Recovery Set At 90% CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Dr. Christiaan Barnard implanted a second heart in the chest of a 58-year-o'd man Monday to ease the burden on the man's own diseased heart. The unidentified man was reported in satisfactory con- dition with both hearts beating together. It was the first im- plant of a new heart without removing the old heart. "The old heart takes care of as much as it can. What it can't handle is taken care of by the new Barnard said after the five-hour operation at Groote Schuur Hospital. The new heart came from a '10-year-old girl killed in an accident on Sunday. A hospital spokesman said thai after Ihe child was clinically dead her heart was kept beating ar- tificially inside the body until Barnard's heart team was ready to begin its llth tran- splant. Barnard performed the world's first heart transplant on Dec. 3, 1967. The surgeon (old a news conference the right side of the patient's own heart was normal but thai multiple heart attacks had practically destroyed the left side. Barnard said the patient's own heart was the worst he had ever seen and that the man had been bedridden with terminal heart failure before the- operation. "I was very surprised to see how the action of the heart had he said of the effect of the operation. He said there still could be problems of the body rejecting the new heart, as in past transplants, but thai the added heart gives "a little leeway." DIES U Tbant, retired secretary- general of the United Nations and former Burmese diplomat, died yesterday in New York of cancer. NEW YORK (AP) Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller was in good con- dition Monday after undergoing her second operation for removal of a cancer- ous breast. Her surgeon said her chances for longtenn survival were 90 per cenl. Dr. Jerome Urban removed Mrs. Rockefeller's right breast to excise a cancer the size of a pencil lead that he discovered during the first mastectomy five weeks ago. Mrs. Rockefeller was expected to go home in four or five days, doctors said. "I'm greatly Vice President- designate Nelson A. Rockefeller told reporters Monday night after arriving at the hospital to have dinner with his wife. Rockefeller said their two young boys Mark and Nelson Jr., "are home right now making Christmas presents for their mother." Asked how they were reacting to the hospilalization of their mother, he said, "As long as I don't worry, they don't worry." When Ihe former New York governor came to Memorial Hospital about an hour after Ihe surgery was completed Monday- morning, he looked tired and drawn. "It was 2'j hours before I heard, so I've been'a little worried, but now I feel much he said. "Both preliminary tests and indications from the doctors are that this is he added. Rockefeller said he telephoned First Lady Belly Ford from his wife's room after the operation at her request. Mrs. Ford underwent a mastectomy shortly before Mrs. Rockefeller's first operation. Rockefeller said President Ford had telephoned him earlier "and he and his wife were deeply concerned. His wife was very worried." The operation Monday was a simple mastectomy, removing jusl Ihe breast. The first operation was a radical mastectomy, taking the lymph nodes in the armpit as well as the breast. Dr. Urban said he took just eight or 10 4ymph nodes this time to test them but preliminary indications were lhat they were benign. He said he was "about 100 per cent sure we will not have lo operate again." The cancer removed was a primary growth "at a very early he said, not a secondary spread of the earlier can- cer. He said he did not anticipate Mrs. Rockefeller would need X-ray chemotherapy. Mrs. Rockefeller is expected to be released from the hospital, a part of the Sloan-Ketlering Cancer Center, in four or five days. There's Much To Be Thankful For Tanaka Prepares To Resign TOKYO (AP) Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, beset by a soaring inflation rate and charges he misused his power for personal gain, announced Tuesday that he will resign. No successor was named immediately and it was not known when Tanaka would leave office. Standard practice is fdr the president of the ruling party to be prime minister, but factional strife within the ruling Liberal Democratic parly caused disagreement over how to choose a replacement and the process was expected to lake several days. Tanaka, 56, summoned three executives of his ruling Liberal Democratic party to his home Tuesday and told them of his decision to resign. He handed them a letter addressed to the party explaining his movc. Tanaka, one of the most popular prime ministers when he first took office in July 1972, said he held himself responsible for current discord within Ihe Liberal Democratic ranks. His resignation had been expected. Pressure for the move had been building since a reputable magazine published charges Oct. 10 that he had amassed a huge fortune by using his office and dubious per cent higher than In early November. Mid-month sales normally are higher than the early-month's. Sales during Nov. 1-10 were down 38.4 per cent from the year before to their second low- est early-November mark In 15 years, with only Ihe strike-af- fected 1970 period posting a smaller total. October sales were off 27.4 per cent from 1973 to their low- est levels in a decade. Altogether, blue collar workers and about white collar employes will be jobless because of industry layoffs next month. Henry Ford II, chairman of Ford Motor Co., predicted the worst was yet to come. "I don't see any sign of it (the auto market) getting he said at an impromptu news conference Monday. "We've got a period we've got to live through, but it can get worse. I don't think it's bottomed out yet. "This country's in a reces- sion, and we're in the auto maker said. "I think the leadership in Washington has to take some substantive stands. I think the problem is that there's no con- sumer confidence." Ford, the only lop auto exec- utive to favor a gasoline lax in- crease, said revenues from the added levy are needed. Inside Today Alexander Jalfurs charged Monday that a House committee whitewashed Its investigation into state regulation of the liquor industry page 2 New York Slate Police, with fewer men and a smaller budget, make far more arrests each year than their counterparts In Pennsylvania. Fifth In a series page 5 By UK Associated Press The dollar is shrinking. Unemployment is rising. Millions of people are fcreatened by starvation. What is there to be thankful for? Peace. Health. Opportunity. Freedom. These are some of the things that some prominent Americans from different walks of life said they were grateful for as Thanksgiving approached. i The Associated Press asked people in the arts, business, sct- ence, labor several ottier fields what they round to be op- timistic about in a time of general economic gloom. Here are some of their answers: James J Needham, president of the New York Sock Ei- dtange: "Of greatest importance, we can be thankful that our nation remains at peace. And while recognizing the problems created by Inflation and recession, we should be thankful that more ttanewrbrfort have Jobs... Wecan be thank- fid, too, that shortages of many basic materials that we ex- perienced a year ago have largely been Beverly Sffls, opera star who recently underwent successful surtery for a pelvic mat am I thankful for this nsnkspvvg? That I'm alive with my family and that we're all in good health; that I'm working successfully in the field I always dreamed of being in and enjoying every minute of it" Rogers C.B.Morton.secretary of the interior: "I am thankful that with action to curb waste our country still has more than enough energy resources lo bridge the gap until we can develop effective new forms of energy... And I am thankful that the American people, once they understand a situation, have always shown the spirit andingenuity todo what must be done." Quincy Collins, a former prisoner of war in North Vietnam who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in the November elections: "How thankful I am for freedom. How thankful I am for the opportunities America provides." Jerry Wurf, president of the American Federation of Sate, County and Municipal Employes: "These are indeed difficult times, but we have seen worse, and if our elected officials can respond to the clear-cut demand by the American people as expressed in the rece nt elections for a new sense of direction and porpOK to end the inequities, we can make it We can be thank- ful for the spirit and good sense on the part of the electorate..." Betty Friedan, founder of the National Organiatkn for Wom- en: "Women can be thankful that at last everyone's con- sciousness is really changing. We are taking ourselves seriously and are being taken seriously. We have broken through on so many fronts and our voice is finally being heard politically... I think women must Join now with all concerned people... to seek the new thinking and courage that is required in a national crisis." Frederic Ness, president of the Association of American Colleges: "We are thankful for what seems to be a growing sympathy and understanding on the part of the public to the' mission and goals of higher education We are certainly grateful for the increasing support we are getting... And we are thankful for the very strong evidence of a new seriousness of purpose among students." Dr. George Rosemond, professor of surgery at Temple University and president of the American Cancer Society, cited the establishment of a network of detection clinics for breast cancer. "Initial results have been very promising at the clinics with 77 per cent of aB cancers detected in a stage before there Is any lymph node involvement and theref ore enhancing the cure rate." Wendy Partner, Manhattan housewife: "Turkey is actually 15 cents a pound cheaper this year. And I managed to buy five pounds of sugar just before the latest price increase." methods. The article prompted demands within his own party and four major opposition parties thai he step down. Tanaka's popularity dropped lo 17 per cent this month after the millionaire-lurned-politi- cian refrained from fully an- swering questions raised in the magazine story about his personal wealth. The investigative article in the Bungei Shunju magazine alleged Tanaka made a fortune from from questionable land and business deals. His ambitious scheme to remodel the Japanese islands backfired when real estate prices soared beyond the reach of average home buyer. The Oil City council asks two mill Increase In real estate (axes page 5 Weather Partly cloudy today with high in (he mid 20s to low 3fls. Clear and cold tonight, law in the teens. Fair and warmer tomorrow. High in the mid 30s to near 40. Deaths Dr. Ctovb Fslm. Fraaklta Mrs. Rosa Post, Ernmett Smith, Trevtse Mrs. Catherine Szypusz, 1107 North St. I Deaths on page 18)   

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