Saturday, July 10; 1976
THE MICHItGAN DAILY
Pat Nixon remains seriously i
LONG BEACH, Calif. ( - Farmer President Rich-
ard Nixon says his wife, Pat, will recover from a
stroke "because she's a fighter."
Meanwhile, her doctors said yesterday that the next
two days will be crucial in determining whether for-
mer first lady recovers from the partially-paralyzing
"We wouldn't say she's out of the life-threatening
phase," said Nixon family physician Dr. John Lungren,
adding that she remained in "serious condition."
However, he told a packed news briefing at Memor-
ial Hospital Medical Center that her condition "seems
more optimistic" now and that "the next 48 hours is
an important time."
Former President Nixon returned to the hosital
yesterday morning to visit his 64-year-old wife after
spending the night at the family estate in San Cle-
mente, 40 miles to the South.
When he departed several hours later, Nixon -
in one of his first public appearances since his 1974
resignation - told a throng of onlookers that he was
confident his wife would have a complete recovery.
Nixon said: "Because her spirit is good, she's going
to see this thing through and she's going to beat it,
she's a fighter. She isn't giving up and for that rea-
son, combined with the excellent care she's receiv-
ing from the doctors, that will mean that she'll have
- CImOlete recovery."
Looking somber, the former president shook hands
with well-wishers as he left the hospital lobby and
stepped into a black limousine for the trip back to
San Clemente. Lungren said he expected Nixon to
make two visits to the hospital each day.
Dr. Jack Mosier, a neurological specialist who ac-
companied Lungren at the morning news conference,
also said the former, first lady was showing remark-
"Many patients are very despondent. They feel that
life is all over. They give up the fight. She's done none
Lungren said, "We would hope that she returns to
complete normal function but only time and observa-
tion is going to give us that answer."
The doctors told the news briefing that she remains
partially paralyzed following the stroke Wednesday
evening, but said her blood pressure had dropped to
within normal levels. Lungren said it was "quite
elevated -- 175 over 100 or 110," when she entered the
hospital around noon on Thursday. He added she had
no history of high blood pressure.
Plane crashes in
Detroit: pilot killed
DETROIT (UPI) - A twin-engined Beech aircraft carrying engine parts crashed
into a drug store parking lot on the city's east side late Friday, killing the pilot.
Police said the unidentified pilot of the plane apparently was trying to find
a place for an emergency landing shortly after taking off from Detroit City Airport
bound for Dayton, Ohio. Witnesses said they heard the plane suddenly lose power
ust before the crash.
"As he was trying to land," a police sp kesian said, "he hit a pole and
crashed into the lot.
The plane was heavily damaged, and three cars in the lot were also damaged
by the fire."
The pilot was dead at the scene. There were no other injuries.
Ralph Wiliams, assistant manager of the Cuotingham's store near the crash
scene, said he heard the plane explode as it hit the parking lot.
"I was here in the store," Williams said. "All of a sudden I heard a boom
that shook the building. We ran outside,
and there was all this smoke and fire.
Several cars were burning around the
ag plane. The plane was destroyed except
(A : r for the tail.
Spector calls for aid
to Vietnamese women
cc. ttct oS E C
Looking for some Harmony in your
It's now for sale - for only $375,000.
The neof the rustic village of Iar-
any is asking that much for the en-
tire community, inclading a pout office,
restaurant, pottery shop, blacksmith's
shop and creamery. The town is located
on the central California coast 13 miles
south of San Simeon, the famous castle
built by the late newspaper magnate
William Randolph Hearst.
When an Italian pedestrian gestured
angrily at a motorist whose car grazed
him during a turn, he got more than
he expected. Albino Olcese found him-
self confronted by the driver who jump-
ed out of the car and fired a pistol at
him twice. One shot hit Olcese in the
foot. Maybe he will be more careful
about who he gestures at in the future.
... it looks like a quiet weekend. Sat-
urday there is a hiking and swimming
trip leaving from the N. Entry of the
Rackham building at 1:30 ... Sunday
at 8 p.m. Dr. Walter Spink, a history
of art professor, will show slides on
"The Devine Image in the Art of India
and of the West" at 921 Church.
Weather or not
Expect partly cloudy skies and scat-
tered thunder showers today. The tem-
perature will climb into the upper 80's.
Chance of rain is 30 per cent.
By JENNIFER MILLER
Norma Spector, representing Wom-
en for Racial and Economic Equality
(WREE), told a small gathering at
the Union yesterday that the Ameri-
can people must give their support to
the women of Vietnam.
Spector, back from a two-week
stay in North and South Vietnam,
stressed the need for America's fi-
nancial help to assist the rehabilita-
tion and cure of Vietnamese prosti-
tutes, seventy per cent of whom
are suffering from venereal disease.
THE FIVE - WOMEN trip was
hosted by The Women's Union of
North Vietnam and the Women's
Liberation Union of South Vietnam,
the groups that requested penicillin.
The unions invited the Women's
International Democratic Federation,
of which WREE is an affiliate, to
"The prostitutes, the drug addicts,
the thieves, these are the war vic-
tims of Vietnam," Spector told the
attentive crowd. In an earlier inter-
view withConnie Healy of the Com-
mission for Women, Spector blamed
these problems on the American oc-
cupation strategy. She also cited the
introduction of pornography as an-
other "war crime".
In a previous article, Spector
stated that since the American forces
have pulled out of Vietnam, all the
brothels have shut down, the drug
addicts are being cured, and an at-
tempt is being made to restore dig-
nity to the Vietnamese. This is being
done through the actions of the Cen-
ter for the Restoration of Women's
Dignity and the Center for the Res-
toration of Youth's Dignity.
WHILE CRITICIZING the United
States government for not living up
to its promise of reparations, Spector
stressed that the Vietnamese feel no
resentment toward the American
"They welcomed us with open
arms," she said.
Spector reiterated that the Vietna-
mese people are working hard to re-
build their country, and "they are
not dismayed by what they have to
AGAIN CRITICIZING the United
States, Spector blamed it for pre-
venting the development of industry,
education, and self - government in
Vietnam. She added that help is
needed there. "They don't have ma-
chines to fill the bomb craters," she
said, "they do it with a shovel. They
build by hand."
According to Spector, the Vietna-
mese women are being persuaded to
return to work on the farms and to
learn trades. She claimed that it was
the fleeing of women into the cities
that introduced them to prostitution
"The pimps picked them up," she
The women are also being encour-
aged to adhere to the three responsi-
bilities of the two unioins: to achieve
democracy in family life, to conserve
materials, andI to build sociali.sm and
support the socialist government,
BUT THE first concern of the wo-
men is to give medical care to those
who need it and secondly to educate
Spector stressed the possibility of
Vietnam becoming a beautiful coun-
try with enough support and finan-
"It looked like he was trying to find a
spot to land but just didn't make it."
It was not known how many persons
were in the plane. None of the occupants
O'Hora to serve at
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Rep. James
O'Hara, (D-Mich.) said yesterday he
has been chosen to serve as co-parlia-
mentarian at the Democratic National
Convention next week in New York.
O'Hara said he will share the duties
with Hugh Cannon, a prominent North
Doctor calls Amin 'very sick'
TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) - An Israeli
psychiatrist who treated Idi Amin for,
three years said yesterday the erratic
Ugandan president suffers from brain
damage caused by tertiary syphilis.
"In all respects, Idi Amin is very
sick -- and not just mentally'" said Dr
Marcel Assael, a lecturer at Hebrew
University in Jerusalem.
"DURING 1IS visits he would ask
stupid, childlike and confused ques-
tions," Assael said. "le would describe
his conversations with God, angels and
other voices he heard in the night."
Assael, head of the department of
psychiatry at Kaplan Hospital in nearby
Rehovoth, said the Ugandan president
displays "classic syniptoms of syphilis."
"It's no secret that Idi Amin suffered
from the advanced stages of syphilis,
which caused brain damage as well as
other mental and physical illnesses,"
A'sael said in an iaterview published
yesterday in the ncwsjuaper Vedioth
"HE SUFFERS from a lock of judg-
mnt and an inability to reach conclu-
stons that take reality into coiisidera-
In an interview published in the same
edition of Yedioth Ahronoth, Amin said
he did everything he could to gain the
safe release o fthe 104 Israelis, French-
See IDI, Page 5