Wednesday, June 23, 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Italian political crisis swells
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scramble for votes.
Finally, they can agree to
share power with the Commun-
ists, who have not been in a
national government since 1947,
but the Christian Democrats
have said they will not form a
partnership with the Commun-
ists. Washington strongly op-
poses such a government in this
The Communists increased
their share of the votes from a
fourth in the 1972 parliamentary
elections to more than a third.
attributed to dissatisfaction with
the Christian Democrats in a
time of a crumbling economy
and allegations of scandal af-
fecting high officials of the
THE WHITE House said the
results offered an opportunity
to preserve democratic govern-
ment in Italy, but the initial
view from other Western coun-
tries was that the parliamentary
election confirmed the political
The Soviet news agency Tass
said the Italian Communist
party, which claims indepen-
dence from Moscow, had scored
a "great success."
White House Press Secretary
Ron Nessen said President Ford
had no comment "except to
point out the non-Communist
and the non-Fascist parties won
a majority and therefore the
opportunity for continuation of
democratic government in Italy
has been preserved."
THERE WAS no formal re-
action from NATO and the Euro-
pean Common Market, but of-
ficials were privately puzzled
about what kind of government
can be formed in Italy with the
present lineup of forces.
"At best, Italy seems in for
continued instability," wrote the
Daily Telegraph, a conservative
The influential French news-
paper Le Monde said the elec-
tion had turned up two blocs:
the Christian Democrats and the
Communists. "Between them
any arbitration seems impos-
sible. The deadlock is total."
THE CHRISTIAN Democrats
ran a strongly anti-Communist
campaign and profited from the
fear of many Italians about the
internal and international risks
of allowing Communist partici-
pation in the government-fears
bolstered by United States warn-
ings of possible consequences for
The Roman Catholic Chmrch,
while unable to exercise the in-
fluence it once had over Italian
voters, waged a major effirt to
block the Communists, including
personal appeals from Pope
The Italian stock narket
showed an initial favorable re-
action yesterday to the election
results but then slid down again
when fears of continued political
turmoil set in. The lira, on a
steady downhill slide in r(cent
months, gained from 854 to 847
for the dollar.
i lg th
Your future: It's in the cards
Ccntinued from Pae 3) A reading for a L'Esprit staff While skeptics may think his
ubject's body cues can member revealed an impending claim of 99 per cent accuracy a
e the reader with impor- death in the family. The man's bit far-fetched, Wieme's clients
nformation, says Wieme. father, who had not been ill, swear by him.
intains that a reader can died soon afterward.
deas about a person even "MOST PEOPLE, especially
the actual card-reading BUT WIEME says there have the men, have to be pushed to
been happy readings as well. get their first reading," said
ME downplays the wild He claims to have accurately Walton, "but they keep coming
ensational aspects of his predicted a number of mar- back."
" 'Occult' just means 'hid- riages, and even forecast a So popular and influential are
he said. "A hundred pregnancy a month before it Wieme's readings to some of
ago, a transistor radio was medically detected. his clients that he refuses to
wsi- read a person's cards more
have been called witch- One of his readings was in- than once each month. His
strumental in the founding of readings, particularly the pes-
extra-scientific reasoning the discotheque itself. Carol simistic ones, often come with
to be the only way to ex- Walton, manager of the year- the reminder that his predic-
Wieme's record of suc- old L'Esprit, recalled, "All of tions are only that-there are
He claims that a startling the businessmen and analysts no guarantees attached. He
r of his predictions - 99 we talked to said a discotheque claims nothing more than an
nt by his own estimate- in downtown Detroit would never ability to identify a person's
o come true. work. Dan told us to go ahead general teidencies. After all, he
ites as an example a read- and that it would be great.. . . warns, the cards-and the future
at he gave to a young I e ' s fantastic, phenomenal," -can always change.
i. The cards revealed she went on. "Everyone who -
IN EXPLiCIT COLOR -
THEATRE DOWNTOWN YPSILANTI
danger, Wieme said.
"I HAD NEVER smelled death
so strongly. I told her what I
saw and warned her to be care-
ful," he recalled.
The woman was shot to death
the next night.
works here sees Dan."
Wieme's clients range from
business people to athletes.
"More men are interested in
wealth," he said. "Women are
more open and concerned with
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