Nation: Betty's Ordeal

Again, remarkable courage

Two weeks ago Gerald Ford suddenly broke off a speaking tour in Rochester, N.Y., to take care of his wife Betty at their new $600,000 home in Rancho Mirage, a city eleven miles from Palm Springs, Calif. She was tense and anxious, and needed his help. Soon afterward, Betty decided that she had "overmedicated" herself with a combination of painkilling drugs for arthritis and a pinched nerve in her neck.

Last week, two days after her 60th birthday, the former First Lady entered the U.S. Naval Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. for...

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