The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 8, 1976 · Page 3
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 3

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, December 8, 1976
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Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, December 8, 1976 A3 Prime Minister Tiki Accepts Election Blame, May Step Down gorous investigation 'of the scandal touched off the ouster drive by opponents who charged that Miki pursued the investigation at the expense of important state affairs. Fukuda, 71-year-old former bureaucrat, turned against Miki and said he would seek Miki's post. He resigned as deputy prime minister in November after he gained heavy support among Liberal Democrat members as new party leader. IMS $31 off get two ways to sew with A WPB 241 S BUILDERS one great machine AIR CONDITIONING Replacements - New Systems Commercial - Residential SERVICE 842-0571 Extension plate slips on to give you a large, flat sewing surface. 7 J TOKYO (UPI) - Prime Minister Takeo Miki told leaders of his pro-American Liberal Democratic party yesterday that he assumes responsibility for the worst election losses in the party's history and is ready to resign. Miki's arch rival, former Deputy Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, is regarded as the likeliest choice to succeed him. The Liberal Democrats, who pursue a conservative philosophy despite their name, failed for the first time to win a majority in the lower house of the Diet (parliament) but support from independent conservatives will enable them to stay in power at least for the time being. Miki earlier conceded that the $12 million Lockheed bribery scandal cost his party votes. Several party officials are accused of accepting money in a Lockheed campaign to promote sale of its L1011 Tristar jetliners in Japan. "I strongly feel the responsibility for the election setback as party president and I have no intention of evading my responsibility," sources within the party quoted Miki as telling party executives. The party executives took Miki's remark as an expression of his readiness to step down and were prepared to begin work on the selection of his successor, the sources said. Tsuneo Uchida, secretary general of the Liberal Democrats, told reporters the party would convene around Dec. 23 to pick its new president a post assured of becoming prime minister. The Liberal Democrats won 249 seats in Sunday's election, seven short of a majority in the 511-seat House of Representatives. However, its strength increased to 258 later after nine elected conservative independents joined the ruling party. Miki, who became prime minister in December 1974, has been resisting a persistent drive for his ouster by rivals who objected to his handling of the Lockheed scandal which became public in February. His public pledge to conduct a vi- Slide the extension plate on and you have a large flat surface for normal sewing. Slide it off to use the open arm. Four stretch stitches. Button-holer and blindhemmer. 1344 1344 Wings up for normal sewing. With foot control. 50.95 off 2 in 1 convertible-bed zigzag machine triesewdclies a I il i. i snow ihe same lime; OUR REG. 299.95 4i Because they're both accurate. And that's because they're both Rolexes. A. Lady's 14 karat yellow gold Rolex with textured dial and matching bracelet, $575, B.Man's 30-jewel Datejust chronometer In stainless steel case with 14 karat yellow gold bezel and matching bracelet, $775. Something Beautiful for Everyone... M Lay-Away now! Or use our convenient charge plans. Also, American Express, BankAmericard, Master Charge. Christmas Seals Fight Lung Disease Flip wings up for normal sewing, flip them down for open arm ideal for cuffs, collars, sleeves. 6 stretch, 8 creative stitches. Built-in button-holer, blindhemmer. 1460 1 1460 Jacobs Fine Jewelers Since 1890 158 Palm Beach Mall West Palm Beach Also Jacksonville Orlando Merritt Island Tampa Daylona Beach Ft. Walton Beach SALE STARTS TODAY AT 10 A.M. available WEST PALM BEACH AT Okeechobee Blvd. & Military Trail Space conir Duied by ihe pursuer as a duWic service HABERDASHERY SHIRT IN UNDERSTATED PLAIDS Favorite of Jones New York girls who are devoted to the classics. Strictly man-tailored. . . even buttoned from left to right. Soft colors on fine cotton, 6 to 16. $25 Sportswear Center, at all jm stores STRIPED SHIRTING . . . GREAT ON FEMININE FIGURES. Neat-look menswear in shades that pick up the colors of all your Crewneck, Shetland and fair Isle sweaters. Choose yours for gifts and for yourself. Multicolor polyester-cotton, 6-16, $20. Sportswear Center, at all jm stores TAKE IT FROM HIM . . . THE SHETLAND CABLE VEST It looks terrific on you, too. The masculine sweater vest to slip over your tailored shirts, . . one of the best of the new separates. Knitted in soft, thick cables with a crushy, sporty look. Shetland wool in oatmeal, gray or white, S,M,L $18 Sportswear Center, at all jm stores lordani iSaiuW4t& win o! Aiiad Stem ALL JM STORES NOW OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY 10 AM TIL 1 0 PM

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