The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 8, 1974 · Page 25
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Kdlmbdch testimony disclosed H '9h blood pressure hides from victims WASHINGTON (AP) - Herbert L. Kalmbach is said to have testified that a dairy cooperative leader was asked for confirmation of a $2 million ' Nixon campaign pledge before . milk prices were raised, and House impeachment investigators want to know more about it. Informed sources say Kalmbach swore he took part in a midnight meeting in 1971 in which a dairy-farmer cooperative leader was told that the administration was going to raise milk price supports, and that the White House wanted confirmation of a promise of J2 million in donations to the Nixon campaign. Kalmbaeh told the story under oath to two investigators for the Senate Watergate Committee, Alan Weitz and David Dorsen, and the committee passed the information along to House impeachment probers, the sources said. The White House has denied that the promise of dairy farmers' money influenced President Nixon's decision to raise prices, although it says Nixon was aware of the $2 million promise, which was made in 1970. It says Nixon was swayed by political considerations, including pressure from Democrats in Congress who wanted prices up. Nixon ordered a price increase March 23, 1971, the White House says. The public announcement was made two days later, making the increase official. On the eve of the public announcement, around midnight of March 24, Kalmbach says he took part in a meeting in his room in the Madison Hotel, after a "Salute to the President" fund-raising dinner attended by dozens of dairy co-op officials, according to the account. Kalmbach said he heard Murray M. Chotiner tell co-op leader Harold S. Nelson that White House aide John D. Ehrlichman expected dairy farmers to reaffirm their $2 million promise in light of the forthcoming price increase, the sources said. Nelson is said to have agreed, and the next day prices went up. The sources said that Kalmbach's testimony, which Senate investigators shared with House impeachment probers, provided some of the basis for a letter that the House lawyers sent to the White House April 19. The letter listed assertions that House lawyers said back up their request for 45 tapes of Nixon's talks about the milk- price matter. The letter alleges that after Nixon gave the order to raise prices, Ehrlichman called White House aide Charles Colson, who has been identified as the dairymen's main contact in the administration. Colson then called Chotiner, and Chotiner told dairymen that Ehrlichman wanted confirmation of the $2 million promise, the letter said. At the time, Kalmbach was President Nixon's personal lawyer and his chief fundraiser. Chotiner had resigned from the White House staff three weeks earlier, and as a private lawyer -was being paid $57,000 a year by Nelson's group, Associated Miik Producers, Inc., the largest dairy cooperative in the nation. Nelson's lawyer, William N. Carter of Little Rock, Ark., declined to comment on the matter. Chotiner died Jan. 30 of in- juries suffered in an auto accident. More than a year before his death, he testified that "under no circumstances" would he ever have linked government favors with campaign donations in his discussions with dairymen. He testified that he talked about campaign donations with Nelson the night of March 24, 1971, but he didn't mention Kalmbach's presence and he denied that any specific amount . was discussed. "I knew it wasn't going to be a $25 donation," he said. Chotiner's testimony was given Dec. 28, 1971, in connection with a Ralph Nader lawsuit challenging the 1971 price increase as illegal. The suit still is pending. ENZYMES FINE MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The human body produces more than 1,500 enzymes, tiny protein molecules that promote chemical reactions essential to human life, and scientists have also been able to adapt several of the functions enzymes perform in the body to industry. Enzymes lower costs to consumers when they are used in the production of food items. One of the best arguments for periodic checkups to detect high blood pressure, says Dr. Yang Wang, is that a man with systolic pressure over 150 is twice as likely to have a heart attack, and almost four times as likely to have a stroke than a man with pressure under 120. Women should take no comfort from this, however, says Dr. Wang, who is president of the Minnesota Heart Association. He adds that in older age groups, women are more likely to have high blood pressure than men, and, therefore, have e.ven more reason to continue regular medical checkups. Does this mean that young people have no concern about high blood pressure? "Not at all," he replies. "While it's a small part of the total picture, high blood pressure is found in teenage girls and boys and has been detected in children four years old. The earlier it develops, the greater the reduction in life expectancy." The odds are really not worth anyone gambling that he is immune, Dr. Wang says. Children with one or both parents having high blood pressure have more reason to see a doctor regularly because some studies seem to say that if your parents have had the disease you may be likely to get it, too. Black people are up against greater odds. High blood pressure is their major health problem, far outstripping sickle cell anemia, for example. About 3,500,000 blacks are estimated to have high blood pressure, and statistics indicate that almost 3,000,000 of them have not yet been discovered or are not receiving proper treatment. "We don't know why it is, but blacks are twice as likely as whites to have the disease," Dr. Wang says. "And those who develop it probably will do so at an earlier age and have a more severe form of it than white people." It recently was estimated that among all U.S. adults age 20 and over, 26 per cent of black males have high blood pressure as against 13 per cent white males. Women generally have a somewhat larger prevalence: 28 percent for black females, 17 ' per cent for white females. The continuing drive to encourage more people to have their blood pressure checked is being accelerated because there are an estimated 23 million Americans who have the disease. But half of them are hidden cases—they don't know it— and half of those who do know it are not under treatment. There's no big mystery why this is so. There usually are no aches or pains or other problems to serve as early warning of high blood pressure. And for the same reason, a person who is told he has the disease just doesn't feel sick or sick enough to take the daily medication that can control the disease. Untreated, it can lead to heart attack, stroke or other heart and kidney complications. If there is no mystery in why people fail to care for themselves, there is a mystery in how most of them got to the point where they really should have medical care — how the disease go started. Over 90 per cent of all cases are of a form called essential hypertension, for which the cause is not yet known. Nevertheless, there are drugs to deal with it and many scientists are trying to find its cause. Fergus Falls (Mi.) Joiirul Wed. May 8,1974 27 KVERY DAY THEY RIDE HEARSE DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - To help out during the energy shortage, nine workers at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant here are sharing a ride they wouldn't want to make alone — in the back of a hearse. "We were urged by the company to do something to save gas during the nergy shortage," says Sylvester Madden of Blanche, N.C., a fork lift driver at the Goodyear truck and aircraft tire plant. 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