The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 14
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 14

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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A14 Palm Beach Post, Thursday, December 9, 1976 t m i mi' "n t n iitt ' TnTi"TTn"TTi a im --jfjuh mmm whjijii.jmjDdiii House Republicans Prepare To Oppose Demo Presidency WASHINGTON (UPI) - Relaxed, joking and swifter than their Democratic counterparts, House Republicans yesterday elected the spokesmen who will lead their first opposition to the presidency in eight years. In the key contested election, House Republicans chose the more conservative of two candidates to head the Policy Committee which will coordinate the House GOP stance on issues for the next two years. Del Clawson of California defeated Lou Frey of Florida, 71-63, to head the committee. In the only other contest, Bill Frenzel of Minnesota outpolled Marjorie Holt of Maryland, 77-53, to become chairman of the Research Committee. In the three top-ranking posts, John Rhodes of Arizona was re-elected GOP leader, Robert Michel of Illinois his assistant and John B. Anderson of Illinois chairman of the GOP Conference, all by acclamation. For the first time in eight years, congressional Republicans will be not have a Republican in the White House to speak for the party and be defended in Congress. In a brief speech alter his re-election, Rhodes said there existed an "opportunity for the Republicans which may not be repeated for many years, to take their story to the people." He said, "We will oppose them (Democrats) when they are wrong and compose our own program and take it to the people." Rhodes said the party must appeal to Americans better than it has and attract minority groups "without diluting Republicanism." He told a news conference the recent election may finally have rid the party of the "political albatross" of Watergate. Although congressional Republicans had nothing to do with the scandal, they have been made to suffer its consequences, he said. "The punishment has been rather protracted and perhaps was cruel and unusual." He said he thought there was ."more there than meets the eye" in recent congressional scandals and urged the Democratic leadership to conduct a thorough investigation to see if the scandal surrounding former Rep. Wayne Hays, (D-Ohio) was "an aberration or whether he was pretty much the vogue around here." The GOP meeting ended after only three hours while Democratic congressmen were in the middle of a third day of deliberation over new leaders and rules changes. Staff Photo by Aklra Suwa Frey Weighing His Options possible run for governorship predicted Frey Loses House Post By 8 Votes By ROLAND PAGE Special to The Post WASHINGTON - Florida Rep. Louis Frey Jr. of Winter Park lost a bid Wednesday to move up in the House Republican leadership - a defeat which is sure to fuel speculation that Frey will run for governor in 1978. "I've got options," Frey said after his GOP colleagues elected a Cali-fornian to head their policy committee for the next two years. I've just got to decide what I'm gonna do." Frey failed by only eight votes to take the post, which is the No. 4 spot in the House Republican leadership. At the same time, the conservative gave up his chairmanship of the House Republican Research Committee - the No. 5 leadership position. Just elected to his fifth two-year term in the House, Frey's movement into the upper councils of his party in Washington was swift. He was expected to face a tough choice in the next few months -between a bid for the governorship of Florida, or a long-term congressional career aimed at the top Republican leadership post once held by Gerald Ford. Frey, though clearly stung by the defeat, took comfort in the fact that the man who bested him for the policy chairmanship, Rep. Del M. Claw-son, had been defeated for the same job two years ago. "I haven't been hurt at all," Frey said. He added that the vote would not affect his decision on the governorship. He conceded, however, that his defeat was unexpected, and it was obvious that statewide office is high among the "options" he is now considering. Although as conservative as Claw-son on paper, Frey was the candidate of most moderate Republicans in the House, such as William S. Cohen of Maine. "He is a conservative," Cohen said prior to the voting, "but he's not a knee-jerk . . . he's more open to argument, more flexible." Workers Had Democrats Appoint Brademas MEN'S SWEATER SALE! WE'VE CREW NECKS, AND V-NECKS, AT THIS GREAT LOW PRICE! 9.99 MAS WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats yesterday completed their organizing for the new congressional session that begins Jan. 4. They chose Rep. John Brademas of Indiana as their whip, the third ranked post in the majority leadership. His appointment followed the defeat of a proposal to make the post elective. Majority Leader Jim Wright of Texas announced to the party caucus that Brademas was his choice and that of speaker-designate Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill. Wright and O'Neill were chosen by the caucus Monday. Brademas succeeds Rep. John J. McFall of California, who was defeated in the race for majority leader. The whip is appointed by the two top leaders. His principal responsibilities are keeping members informed on legislation, rounding up votes and reporting to the leaders on the prospects for passage of legislation. He heads an organization of deputy and regional whips who maintain contact with the members. Brademas was chief deputy Democratic whip in the outgoing Congress and a senior member of the House Education and Labor committee. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) was named deputy whip succeeding Brademas. reg. 12.00 to 15.00 Welcome to sweatersville! The mainland for pullovers to please every taste imaginable. And now we've sale-priced them all for holiday giving! You'll be overwhelmed by our super selection. We've solids in crew or V-neck looks; in navy, ecru, blue, rust, and grey. 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