Milestones, Jun. 14, 1976

Died. Martha Mitchell, 57, whose late-night telephone ramblings with reporters about the horrors of the Nixon Administration turned out to be considerably more than hallucinations; of cancer of the bone marrow; in Manhattan (see THE NATION).

Died. Jacques Monod, 66, Nobel Prize laureate for his research into the mechanics of heredity, which led him to claim that man is a cosmological accident; of blood disease; in Cannes. A Resistance fighter, molecular biologist and, since 1971, director of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, he helped solve the riddle of how cells develop into unique structures like hair or the heart. In his...