Saturday, July 10,1976 DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES Good w/shes, flowers swamp her Physician'optimistic'on Mrs. Nixon Senator to retire Sen. Milton R. Young, dean of Senate Republicans, says he wants to retire, possibly before his term expires. "This ma'y be one of the last political conventions I will ever attend," the 31-year Senate veteran from North Dakota said Friday. He is 78 years old. Army leader named Feting radio today reported the appointment of Li U Shui-ching as deputy commander of the Nanking units of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. John Birch U. The John Birch Society, a right- wing organization that warns of a worldwide conspiracy against the United States, says it plans to open a university in California. The school, to be called John Birch University, will open in September 1979, according to John F. McManus, a spokesman for the society. The big story Reporter William Parr, who lost a bid to the Supreme Court last week to prevent his imprisonment on a contempt citation, was ordered Friday to surrender and begin a five-day term next Tuesday in Los Angeles. Fair refused to reveal the sources of a story written during the Charles Manson trial. He writes for the Los Angeles Times. Prices climb W A S H I N G T O N ( A P ) Wholesale prices climbed fourtenths of a per cent in June, the Labor Department says. Officials blame the rise largely on increases for steel products and gasoline. The increase, announced Friday, compares to a rise of three-tenths of a per cent in May. June's increase reflect a 3.3 per cent boost in the wholesale price of steel products and a 3.7 per cent rise in wholesale prices for gasoline. There is little lag between a change in the wholesale price of gas and a change in pump prices. Some consumers already are feeling the jump. But the impact of the steel hikes will take longer. It could be reflected in higher price tags on new cars and appliances. Mail costs up WASHINGTON (AP) - The cost of mailing a special delivery letter will go up 45 cents to $1.25 starting a week from Sunday. Former President Richard Nixon speaks to newsmen Friday. Pulled wagon train 21 mules saved from slaughter VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) Twenty-one mules, veterans of the bicentennial wagon train, have been purchased for $200 each by a group concerned that the mules might end up as dog food. The Women's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals bought the animals before they could reach the auction block. Robert Hudson, executive director of the society, said those were the only animals whose fate was in doubt. "We bought the mules to eliminate any possibility of these animals being slaughtered and used for dog food," said Hudson. "Also, we wanted to prevent their being used as novelty animals by people who have no knowledge how to care for them." Many Pennsylvanians, including Gov. Milton Shapp, had expressed concern over the fate of the animals, who drew a line of covered wagons to Valley Forge for Fourth of July celebrations. There had been reports that dog food brokers would be at the auction. "The American Bicentennial spirit was perfectly captured by cross-country trek Bicentennial Wagon Train," Shapp said in a telegram to the Marland C. France Stables in Doylestown, Pa., site of the auction. "(I) Urge your every precaution that these animals sold to buyers who will insure their lives are lived out with dignity, rather than be mere food for dogs." Hudson said the the agency's board of directors authorized him to buy the mules from Pat Doran, who had traveled with the train from Blaine, Wash. Hudson said he and other SPCA officials had interviewed every horse and mule owner in Valley Forge and found that only Doran planned to put animals up for public auction. LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - As good wishes swamp the switchboard and flowers flood her room, doctors say the next two days are crucial to Pat Nixon's recovery from a partially paralyzing stroke. Dr. John Lungren, the Nixon family physician, told a news briefing Friday that Mrs. Nixon, 64, is not yet out of the "life- threatening" stage. "It seems more optimistic," he said, "but I would say the next 48 hours is an important time. We would hope that she would return to complete normal function, but only time and observation are going to give us the answer." Lungren said Mrs. Nixon still has weakness and some loss of feeling in her left arm. left leg, and the left side of her face. He said her speech remains slurred and she can walk only with assistance. Although the former First Lady is still partially paralyzed from the Jack Ruby visited Castro MIAMI (AP) - Jack Ruby, the bar owner who killed Lee Harvey- Oswald, had previously made several trips to Cuba and discussed with Fidel Castro "the removal" of President John F. Kennedy, a former intelligence operative contends. Frank Sturgis, who once worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and was later caught inside Democratic national headquarters at the start of the Watergate scandal, said the Ruby trips were first reported a few months after Kennedy was killed in Dallas on Nov. 22,1963. "I made a report in early 1964 that there was a meeting, that Jack Ruby did go to Havana several times, that a few months before the JFK assassination Ruby was in Havana at a meeting with members of the Cuban heirarchy," Sturgis said Friday in a telephone interview. He said Castro, Castro's brother Raul, Che Guevera, "an Argentine woman who is believed to have been a Russian KGB agent" and several rebel Cuban officers met with Ruby, then a Dallas bar owner. Ruby has since died. "At this meeting, the discussion was the removal of the president, the elimination of the president of the United States," he said. "This would be to neutralize the U.S. government because of the threat of invasion" of Cuba by the U.S. Sturgis said he learned of the alleged meeting through intelligence sources he would not identify. He said his sources included members of an anti-Castro Cuban underground in Miami and Havana. "Associates of mine who were also connected with intelligence" made the same report, he said, adding that they independently gathered their information. Sturgis said the reports were given to "certain American intelligence agencies, including the Senate Internal Security Committee." He would not say if the CIA was among the agencies. Sturgis added that the intelligence subcommittee of Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, R-Pa., has been given information about the reports. He would not say how the Schweiker panel obtained the information. He said he is revealing the 14- year-old reports to counter "the leftest element in the country" that has said the CIA was involved in Kennedy's assassiation. stroke, doctors say her blood pressure has returned to normal. Former President Richard M. Nixon spoke to reporters after visiting his wife Friday and said is optimistic about his wife's recovery. "Because her spirit is good, she's going to see this thing through," he said. "She's going to beat it." Nixon, looking tired and grim, shook hands with wellwishers as he left the hospital through the main lobby. To reporters, he spoke of his wife's strength, saying she "has been through a great many difficult experiences over many years, and one characteristic she has is self- reliance. She's a fighter. She isn't giving up. That, combined with the excellent care she's been receiving from doctors, means she will have a full recovery." Then he stepped into a waiting limousine and drove off. He was due to visit his wife again today, hospital Politics out, music in spokesmen said. Both Nixon daughters, Julie Eisenhower and Tricia Cox, were with Mrs. Nixon much of Friday and were joined in the afternoon by son- in-law David Eisenhower. Flowers overflowed Mrs. Nixon's room. Both Tricia and Julie took bouquets home with them when they left the hospital. Julie said her mother is grateful for the flowers and is giving them away to people on other wards. "She's very much admired," a Secret Service agent said. "You can see that by all the flowers she gets.'' A delivery boy noted proudly that he was carrying a bouquet from Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. Also delivered was a huge floral arrangement from the Shah of Iran, a Secret Service agent said. The hospital's telephone operator said the switchboard was flooded with calls all day. Posters tell temper of times BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - For a clue to the temper of the times, elaborate polls and doorto-door surveys may be unnecessary. All you really have to do is see which posters are selling well. For instance, say retailers in this university city, posters featuring Richard Nixon and antiwar slogans are gathering dust in back rooms, while those showing television personalities like Mary Hartman, JJ or The Fonz are going like hot- cakes. "The sense is away from social involvement of the 1960s to idealized conceptions," says shop owner Alice Shankar, whose Pre-Print Mint is on the edge of the campus which led the way in student protests. "Today, people just want to sit and look at something pretty." And former President Richard Nixon? Well, Watergate is passe, says Ben Friedman. In fact, the only political poster that is selling now is one showing presidential hopeful Ronald Reagan, dressed as a cowboy, with drawn sixshooter. "Thanks for the vote, sucker," the caption reads. "They buy Reagan because they think he's funny," says Friedman. Friedman says that when he opened his shop in 1963, he hung travel posters on the walls for decoration and they sold. Rock posters that sold for $1 10 years ago now sell for $5 to $50.. Friedman has several posters announcing a Beatles concert at Candlestick Park -- and he's asking $50 for them. Cold Wo Â·TM--Â· SB__ ShoÂ»Â«rt SlOlionory Occludtd DolO fr NATIONAL WEATHH SEtVICE NOAA. U S Dtp! of CoxmiK Weather: Sunny DELAWARE COUNTY Mostly sunny today, highs in mid to upper 80s. Fair tonight, lows 65 to 70. Partly sunny, warm and humid with a chance of an afternoon thundershower Sunday. Highs around 90. NEW CASTLE COUNTY Suuny and warm today, highs in upper 80s. Partly cloudy and warm tonight, lows in mid 60s. Partly cloudy Sunday and continued warm, with a chance of showers and thundershowers. Highs near 90. AIR QUALITY U n h e a l t h f u l conditions in Wilmington and satisfactory 7 in Chester, with ozone as the highest pollutant. PRECIPITATION In the past 24 hours as registered at International Airport, 0 inches- this month, 1.22; normal this month to this date 1.17; total this year to this date 19.5; annual norm to this date 20.63. TODAY'S TIDES Off Chester Tidewater Terminal pier: High, midnight and 12:47 p.m.; low,7:20a.m. and7:28p.m. OTHER WEATHER FACTS High temperature in 24 hours, 86; low this morning, 65; average Friday, 77; normal for this date, 77. Temperatures a year ago today: High, 87; low, 67. Sun rose 5:41 a.m. sets,8:32p.m.; moon sets 3:50 a.m. Ford continues to distance Reagan By The Associated Press President Ford continues to pull away from Ronald Reagan in the Republican delegate race, for the second time this week confounding the predictions of the Reagan camp as Colorado Republicans choose delegates. Jimmy Carter, meanwhile, went fishing Friday. With the Democratic nomination all but officially his, Carter tried his luck at a small pond near his home in Plains, Ga., and landed 26 blue gill of "keeping size," according to his son, Chip. Reagan picked up five delegates Ford opens stampede Ford, Â», youngest son of UJ. Prattmt Gerald Ford officially opened the Calgary EitiB"*'*! wl a ""iMMfr Friday as tradttiooaJ Â·pad manbal of opening day parade. Ford represented hit father at the Stampede which has been designated an official Bicentennial event. Calgary to to Canada. omnl 1MB. Â·Â» St., PC, HIM fittnd Â· M Offle* * BÂ» Ad ntt by as the state Republican convention opened in Fort Collins, Colo, on Friday, but Ford won three and one uncommitted delegate was selected in congressional district caucuses. Prior to the opening session, Reagan's chief spokesman in Colorado, Michael South, had predicted a Reagan sweep and Reagan himself said he expected to get the lion's share of the delegation. It was the same story earlier this week when 18 GOP delegates were selected in North Dakota on Thursday. Reagan forces had predicted a nine to nine split, but Ford won 10 delegates to three for Reagan and five uncommitted delegates were selected. As of today, the Republican delegate tally stood at 1,031 for Ford and 984 for Reagan, with 1,130 votes needed for the nomination. There were 172 uncommitted delegates and 71 still to be chosen. Two weeks ago, after the last round of GOP delegate selection, the tally had been 1,001 for Ford and 976 for Reagan, a 25 vote lead for the President compared to the his 47 delegate margin today. In additon to delegate selection at state conventions, there has been a slow drift of uncommitted delegates into the Ford column. Carter flies today to New York, where the Democratic convention opens Monday. In addition to fishing, he worked Friday on the acceptance speech he expects to deliver next Wednesday night and continued his deliberatons about a vice presidential running mate. Carter has insisted he is still open minded about the No. 2 spot. Campaign aides, however, are leaning toward one of the three senators who pilgrimaged to Plains this week: Walter Mondale of Minnesota, John Glenn of Ohio and Edmund Muskie of Maine. Sixteen GOP delegates remain to be chosen in Colorado tonight by the state convention. Reagan won six delegates in earlier GOP district meetings. Combined with the three he picked up Friday, Reagan appears to be in position to gain the majority of the delegates selected tonight. The remaining GOP delegates will be selected next week in Connecticut, 35, and Utah, 20. Connecticut is expected to be solidly Ford and Utah solidly Reagan, an outcome that will leave the party's presidential nomination dependant upon the 171 uncommitted delegates being courted and cajoled by both sides. Both Ford and Reagan on Friday predicted first ballot victories at the Republican national convention next month in Kansas City and both said they have not ruled out letting the convention have some say in the choosing of the vice presidential candidate. On May 8, the President said Reagan would be "a babe in the woods" in dealing with Congress.
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