People: Oct. 5, 1970

She recognizes her weakness, but apparently cannot do anything about it. Last week Martha Mitchell—using a phone in an upstairs bathroom so Attorney General John Mitchell wouldn't hear her—called a U.P.I, reporter to complain that "the academic society is responsible for all our troubles in this country. They don't know what's going on." John's reaction is a matter of conjecture, but a few days later, when a White House elevator door nearly closed on Martha, she was offered a Band-Aid. "What should I do with it," she asked, "put it over my mouth?"...

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