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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, July 17, 1976

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, July 17, 1976

Carter warns Dems of
overconfidence, arrogance

2 claim nurses innocent

iCantiomi iris rag 1
his running mute, hen. Waltet
Mondale of Minnesota, had put
in a murningafiei appeairance.
TU E Nl(1T before, the con-
vention had ended in Madison
Square Garden with a show i f
unity and confidence after hear-
jug acceptance speeches from
(arter and Mondale. For a
party unaccustomed to happ
endings to its conventions, it was
a rare experience.
In his speech to the national
committee meeting, traditionally
held the morning after the final
convention session, Jordan ac
knowledged thit the relationship
between the staff of the party's
presidential candidate and the
national committee "hts never
been particularly harmoniru or
successful."
In an appircant attempt to
avoid as imuch frictiont as gas-
sihle, Jordain sad C' a r I e r
-lanned to estahNish a steering
committee "to air prohlems aad
concerns" that might arise d tr-
ing the campaign.
EARLIER, Carter had made it
clear his principal concern was
otverconfidence. "We have a
good chance to win," he said.
"It's not a sure thing."
Then, liter he added, "My
goal is not to lose a single Ftate.
Bit if I ever take a single state
for granted, I deserve tn lose it."
The man the Democrats chose
to try to recapttire the White
House after eieht years of Re-
publican control said it would

be "a very serioi.s mistake if
We arie itvercanfident.'
TIE FORMER CGeorgia gater
nor and peanut farmer also gave
the commtittee a lecture tin hit-
tility:
"TIle peanut farmer, the truck
driver, the schoolteacher and
the ditch digger, they feel I'm
the nitmintee because of them,"
Carter said. "They feel they've
given me the nominatitin and
thev're right.
"I hope to be the servant of
the 215 million Americans who 1T
hope will choose me as presi-
dent, he added and then told
the committee members he .
thought they oug-ht to feel the
same way.
"IT'S DIFFICULT to maintain
that posture when we're far
ahead," he added.
Carter said he had worked tip
to 20 hours a day throughout his
long drive for the nomination
and intends to keep up that pace
through the general election
campaign.
"I intend to work hard this
year. I don't intend to slack off."
AFTER Carter left the meet-
ing, Mondale spoke and referred
to renorts that he had abandon-
ed his own presidential ambi-
tions because he didn't have the
stomach for a tough national
campaign.
The Minnesota senator said he
intended to work an hour longer
each day than Carter, and that
in their drive for votes "no

meeting in America is safe."
Mondale's remarks were brief
and light. tie displayed a talent
for stump humor that Carter
is said to lack.
MONDAI E told the natioial
committee that when he war
thinking abiout running for presi-
dent he asked for the advice of
three Minnesott politicians who
had long yearned for the job:
Iiarold Starssen, Eugene Mc-
(Carthy and Itlubert tIumpihrey.
"Stassen said, 'Be humble.'
McC'arthy said, 'Work hard.'
Iltihert said, 'Keep it short,'
Mondale related.
It was an in-ioke. but it drew
Kt hearty laugh from the political
crowd familiar with the failings
of Stassen, McCarthy and Itutm-
pihrey
IN THE only serious note in
his remarks, Mondale said that
both Carter and Strauss, who is
from Texas, were Southerners
aind "they're leading this coun-
try toward a restoration of the
national spirit."
"Jimmy Carter offers the
hope, the real hope, that at long
last, we're going to be the
United States," he concluded.
Before he left, Carter exer-
cised another prerogative of
Presidential nominees. He told
the committee he honed it would
re-elect Strauss and all other
national committee officers to
continue in their 1 osts through
the November election,
"Use your own judgment," he
said with his broad, trademark
smile, "but that's my hope."
The committee complied with-
out dissent.
Interestiig facts
As a dressing for fruit salad,
you might like to thin may-
onnaise with a little orange
juice and add grated orange
rind.
Fresh strawberries are espe-
cially delicious served with a
custard sauce,
You can vary a plain cottage
cheese salad (cottage cheese on
lettuce) by adding mashed avo-
cado, finely chopped tomato
and minced chives or scallions
to the cheese.

(Coiiinneit from Pagel i
lt otubers.
Burns and Kybett claimed to
have spent 33 hours examining
intravenous fluids at the hos-
pital. which came from a chem-
ical company called Baxter-
Travenol taboratories -.. a Chi-
cago - based firm they charge
the l'BI has ftiiled to investi-
gate thoroiughly.
Kvhett mentioned nt inresti-
gatitoi done by- CBS which indi-
cated a priidsction recall of the
fluid, as well as a payment by
the company of $2.1 million to
a subsidiary abroaid.
Kybett explained the proce-
dure used in conducting their
investigatlion-
"WE JUST WORKED in pure
ltigic," she said, "The nurses
could not have done it because
people involved in saving lives
do not kill people."
"We began by saying that if
nurses don't kill people, who
could kill them," she explained,
"We're thinking in increasing
terms of an accident in contam-
ination."
Both Burns and Kybett said
they were convinced that the
FBI had not sufficiently inves-
tigated their theory. Both dis-
count any scenario that involves
the two nurses.
BURNS SAID he felt their
theory was more plausible than
the present explanation that the
two nurses injected their al-
leged victims with Pavulon, a
powerful muscle relaxant. The
pair also maintain that the two
nurses were arrested in an at-
mosphere of hysteria that pre-
cipitated premature conclusions
about the case.
Federal and hospital officials
do not deny outright the allega-
tions, but noted that several
facts concerning the possibility
of contaminated drugs being
shipped by the firm damaged
the credibility of the pair's
theory.
VA hospital chief-of-staff Gary
Calhoun said Burns' and Ky-
bett's theory concerning con-
taminated intravenous fluids
was the "first thing we (hos-
pital investigators) had checked
out."
CALHOUN said that although
the new theory sounded "plaus-
ible," the dispersal of the intra-
venous fluid shipped by Baxter-
Travenol would have tipped in-
vestigators off,

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"The company that sells the
intravenous fluid sells it in big
lots," explained Calhoun, "One
hospital (such as the VA hos-
pital) cannot possibly buy up
all of one lot-it's too large"
Ile continued, "If they had
sent a contaminated batch, oth-
er hospitals would have bought
portions of that same batch and
they would have had the same
sort of problems we had. We
checked with other hospitals
that had bought part of this
same batch and they repurted
tut problenms tiEthat nature.''
U.S. DISTRICT Attorney Rich
ard aelonis also saw problems
in Burns' and Kybett's theory
Ie mentioned that the l'A
(Food and Drug Administrationi
and FBI investigators had done
an extensive study on the fluids
They "came to us about a
week ago and we're not sure it
is the same route the FDA went
over, but we're still checking it
out."
Delonis reiterated Calhoun's
contention and cited additional
circumstantial evidence which
tended to discredit Burns' and
Kybett's theory.
"One thing to be aware of,"
he noted, "was that the poisoni
ings stopped with the entry of
the FBI into the case on August
16. If you believe contamination
was the source of the problem,
it would seem pretty coinciden-
tal that the poisonings would
have stapped at precisely that
point."
Kybett, who says "I am not a
nurse, Catholic or Philippine"
involved herself in the case af-
ter many "sleepless nights" of
thought, She calls herself a his-
torian, and says her first con-
cern is that the nurses do not
go to trial.
"All I want is the truth," she
said. "After that, I'll blend in
with the grass."
ALTHOUGH A WRITER, she
claims not to have any finan-
cial or literary interest in the
case.
Defense attorney Thomas
O'Brien, who is handling the
case for Narcisco, said last
night, "I know one of the peo-
ple involved with this theory.
It will certainly be a possihi
ity."
O'Brien added that he does
not have any notion of govern-
ment evidence. "I am very in-
terested in this possibility but
I don't have special knowl-
edge."
THE FBI, which has been
investigating the case, declined
comment on Burns' and Ky-
betts thory.
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