Sunday, January 8, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif.- ALBERTSONS MEAT MANAGERS SPECIALS! VIOLET PIPKIN Will perform at dinner By Jack Anderson WASHINGTON - Did the late Lyndon B. Johnson conceal from the American people that he had cancer while he was their president? His long-time Senate confidant, Bobby BakeiK claims that LBJ confessed this startling medical secret to him. The two men developed almost a father-and-son relationship during their Senate years. Then Johnson moved up to the vice presidency, and Baker was caught in a wheeler-dealer scandal. He wound up in "prison on federal charges, After his release, he had a dramatic, secret reunion with Johnson at the LBJ ranch in 1972. Baker's account of the conversation will appear in a forthcoming book. He told us he is willing to take a lie detector test to bear out the truth of his account. In the unpublished manuscript. Baker relates that he and Johnson got into a discussion of the former president's health problems, beginning with the heart condition which later proved fatal. Johnson said he had consulted doctors about the possibility of open heart surgery, but they unanimously held "it would be a waste of time and that I might die on the operating table." Then, leaning toward his young friend, Johnson said: "I've got cancer, too, you know." While Baker sat "astonished," according to the memoir, LBJ confided this bombshell: "When they removed the throat polyp when I was president, they found it was malignant." After a pause, he continued: "Of course, we didn't make that, public." Johnson explained that he kept the illness secret on grounds that "if the damn president has much more than a hangnail, the stock market goes crazy." Johnson had the growth removed from his throat at the same time as his hernia operation on Nov. 16, 1966, with more than two years left in his presidency. The White House announcement at the time emphatically reported no malignancy was found in lab tests on the polyp. Dr. Wilbur Gould, who removed the polyp, told us no cancerous malignancy was found by pathologists. A similar denial came from Dr. James Cain, who for years was the Johnson family physician. Dr. Lewis B. Woolner, . who, did the pathology work on the president's polyp, told us: 'It was a benign polyp — there was noquestiai about it." Dr. George Burkley.'ariother physician to the former president, also said there was no finding of cancer. We obtained Navy confirmation, hpwever, that doctors had removed a small skin cancer from LBJ's ankle in October 1967. It \yoald have been characteristic of Johnson to engineer a massive coverup of, a cancerous condition. It would have been equally characteristic of him to exaggerate' a nlinor skin cancer to impress intimates with his ability to carry on under adversity. Bobby Baker's book, meanwhile, may well be the political publishing event of 1978. It reportedly will contain allegations that such Washington giants as Clark Clifford and Abe Fortas had feet of clay. FISH STORY — The United Nations is quietly searching for an Ameripan fishing expert to work for Uganda's zany dictator Idi'Amin. The State Department strongly discourages Americans from going to Uganda. Yet U.S. government agencies are actively cooperating with the recruitment effort. TTiis is the latest in a series of mysterious US. favors to help the bloody Amin. We reported last November that the State Department had issued visasto a dozen Ugandan airborne policemen so they could receive heUcopter training in Texas. We later revealed that other groups of Ugandans were receiving communications and flight training at various facilities in Florida. Some of these Ugandans, investigators believe, are tied to Amin's personal execution squad. The quest for a fishing expert, however, may be merely a bureaucratic blooper. We could find no , evidence that, anyone in government is pulling strings for Idi Amin. But we could alsb find no evidence that anyone questioned the recruitment effort. Here are the facts:' •< The UN's Food and, Agriculture Organization has undertaken a thrfee-year project to upgrade the fishing industry on Uganda's Lake Victoria. Among the specialists needed for the job, according to ah FAO job notice, is a "Mai^ter- Fisherman-Team . Leader." The person who is selected for this job will work closely with Amin's government in Entebbe and will organize training courses for "trawler boat crews." The job notice was passed on to the U.S. government and turned up floating through the Hydrographic Center at the Defense Mapping Agency. Officials admitted.the notice was being circulated but claimed to have no idea where it came from. We traced the document hack through the bureaucratic labyrinth to the Foreign Agricultural Service. Dr. Ralph Phillips of the FAS suggested that "a secretary probably received it and routinely sent copies" to other government agencies. Federal/ officials, thereafter, routinely helped search for, a fisherman for Idi Amin, despite the fact that the United Stated virtually terminated relations with Uganda in 1973 after Amin detained 112 Peace Corps volunteers and sent insulting telegrams to U.S. leaders. PAUL! Dinnfer speaker. Prayer dinner Monday The International Correspondence Institute Director of Development, Paul Pipkin, will conduct a "120 Club" dinner in cooperation with the Northern Calif.-Nevada District and the' Division of t'oreign Missions of the Assemblies of God. It will be held at the Ukiah Assembly of God, 395 N. Barnes St., on Monday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Special invitations are extended to pastors and their wives, church deacons and their wives, as well as to other missionary-minded leaders in Lake and Mendocino Counties. Highlights of the dinner prbgram will include international student body testimonials, patriotic prayers, singing, and Violet Pipkin, vocalist and accordionist. Paul Pipkin wiU be the featured speaker. Paul and Violet Pipkin, although natives of California, have for 30 years traveled widely in China, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines. They are now assigrted to ICI, whose main officQ is located in Brussels, Belgium. The ICI is a world school of the Bible with rpore than two millioii students enrolled from 113 countries. The purpose of the dinner in Ukiah is to recruit partners for prayer support, ^d to share news concerning the school's publication outreach, and to enlist faith commitments for membership in the new "120 Club." Pastor E. Ward Willoughby, local coordinator for the dinner, reports the dinner will be served without charge. However, a cash and ' faith promise offering will be received for the publication outreach of ICI. Any who are interested in becoming a partner with ICI in its world-wide Christian education and evangelism publication "butreach are urged to call 462-8106 or 4625347 for their dinner reservation. GROUND BEEF Fresh Regular Ground Beef In 5 Lb. Chubs LB... J 58 0 WHOLE FRYERS Holly Farms Fresh Grade A Whole Fryers LB.... 0 Fryer PARTS 99 Drumsticks Or Ihigtis With Pritic Bone HHsched Or Brtasls With Rib Dttadied n. CHUCK ROAST 58^ Suprme Blade Cut Chuck BEEF ROAST 1.38 Boiwl«ss 0««n Ready Cross Rib Roisl lb. A Bonus, Buy! Grocery Managers Specials! Chunk TUNA 55^ Carnation Brand Reg. 63c 6</i Oi. Cam. Save 8( Ballard BISCUITS OrPIHibury Blicuils Reg. 18c 7>/i Oi. Slie Sa«e 44c LGE. AA EGGS AlberlsoniBrand Morhing Freih Large Crude AA Eggi. 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[ Today 's Almanac By United Press International Today is Sunday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 1978 with 357 to follow. The moon is new. The morning' stars are Mercury, Mars, Venus and Saturn. The evening star is Jupiter. Those bom on this d^te are under the sign of Capricorn. James Longstreeti Confederate general in the Civil War, was bom Jan. 8, 1821. This would have been rock star Elvis Presley's 42nd birthday. On this day in history: In 1815, American Gen. Andrew Jackson's forces decisively defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812. In 1867, Congress approved legislation providing suffrage for Negroes in the District of Columbia. In 1973, the trial of the "Watergate Seven" began in Washington, D.C. They were charged ^rith breaking into the National Headquarter^ of the Democratic Party. In 1976, Chinese Premier Chou En-lai died in Peking. 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