14 CREELEY (CÂ»U.) TRIBUNE Mm.. MtrtM. .GOP convention delegate battle starting May 3, to be low key House to work long, hard hours' as deadline nears ' By DAVID ESPO f Associated Press Writer Â£ DENVER AP- The battle jto win Colorado's delegates to Â»the Republican National Con- ivention will be low key and Â· low-budget, without mass media advertising and possibly clacking a personal appearance Sfrom either major candidate, ! spokesmen say. ', Because Colorado is one of J fewer than 20 states without a I presidential primary, the (state's 31 delegates will be '.picked at a series of con; ventions, assuring the political I maneuvering will be low profile jfor most of the next two I months. ! "We're trying to assure that , we have enough people at the [state and district conventions to support our delegates," Bill . Graham, executive director of 'President Ford's committee, said. i Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan's chief Colorado spokesman, Michael South, has a similar strategy outlined. It calls for appointing chairmen in each of the state's 63 counties and relying on them to develop organizations in each of the estimated 2,600 precincts. "The nature of the selection (process) in the state dictates your strategy," South said. "Not being a primary state, we don't plan to buy television time, simply because it's inefficient." The delegate selection process in the state begins May 3, when precinct caucuses choose delegates to county conventions. County conventions will appoint representatives to the five Congressional District conventions, each of which will elect three delegates to the National Convention in Kansas City this summer. The remaining 16 of the state's delegates will be elected at the state party convention in June. Information made available by both camps indicate the Reagan forces, who have been at work longer, are ahead of the Ford campaign in the rush to organize. "We're presently organized in about half of the counties," South said, including the ones encompassing the state's major urban areas, including Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Pueblo, El Paso and Mesa counties. "We're still recruiting county chairmen. We've given the county people deadlines to select precinct people. We're monitoring them on a daily basis." South said he has his sights set on capturing all of the state's 31 delegates for Reagan. Beard-growing contest set to begin in Arvada iMarch 15 ARVADA, Colo. (UPI) Beards on the chins of suburban men will be off and growing as of March 15 in the city's Centennial-Bicentennial beard growing contest. Prizes will be given for the longest, neatest, most colorful, the best mustache and in various sub-categories including Abe Lincoln, Buffalo Bill and Van Dyke style. "The idea is kind of unique, I don't know whether we'll get anybody or not," said Fred Schutz, organizer of the contest. Entrants must be clean shaven on March 15 and judging will bÂ» hpM Â»n SÂ»pt 11 Schutz said no fee would be required, but bearded entrants from outside of Arvada would be banned from competition because "if people came from Denver and Aurora, we wouldn't be able to handle them at all." The contest committee has offered suggestions for the most creative beard, including dying the facial hair red, white and blue or forming the numerals 76 with a curling iron. However, Schutz said there will be no place in the event for ill-kent beards. "If we've done our job I think it's not unrealistic," he said. Part of South's plan is to approach the party faithful in each county, including county chairmen and precinct workers. If an appeal for outright support is unsuccessful, he said, Reagan's supporters ask for possible allies. To carry out his plan, South estimates he will spend up to $35,000, although the state has been assigned a "quota" by Regan's national campaign office to raise between $75,000 and $100,000, about $40,000 of which has already been collected. Ford's campaign, operating on a somewhat tighter budget and getting a later start than Reagan, is also less organized throughout the state. Spending about $3,500 a week, Graham said the campaign has a goal of an organization in each part of the state by April 1. "I feel in the majority of cases we'll get it filled," he said. With the precinct caucuses nearly two months in the future, Graham said Ford's delegates would "do well" in the 3rd Congressional District. "The Reagan people are a little stronger in the 2nd and the 5th districts." Graham said. In El Paso County, "Reagan has a majority, "he said. Both South and Graham also say their candidate is unlikely to spend much time in the state campaigning before a National Convention, if any. The President's national campaign includes "no plans for him to come here between now and the general election campaign," Graham said, although the President will probably be "making some type of stopover" after the convention. By CARL HILUARD Associated Prttt Writer . DENVER (AP) - House Speaker Ruben Valdei, weary after a daylong Saturday session that accomplished little, told legislators be believes the deadlines the General Assembly has imposed upon itself are not working. The House ar j Senate must report out bills originating in their respective houses by March 13, and the House has 49 measures still awaiting action on its calendar. ' "We haven't made too much progress." Valdez said as the Saturday session broke up at 4 p.m. "Be prepared to work long, hard hours next week." He said the legislature's imerim committee on procedures would examine the possibility of doing away with the dead-lines, or else consider a rule that would limit each legislator in the number of bills he or she introduces. He said he was sorry he had to drive the lawmakers into working the number of hours they have been, but it was necessary to clear the number of bills that must be sent to to* Senate. In 1973, when Republicans were in control of both Houses, they decided -- and Democrats agreed -- to try to set a series of deadlines in order to expedite the movement of legislation. This session -- the so-callfd "short session" -- it has been necessary to set the deadlines back at least once to allow the Joint Budget Committee time to draft the main spending measure. The House will be hard pressed to take final action on its lengthy calendar this week, primarily because of the controversial nature of the bills. Still undebated are bills which would: --Change the procedure for taxing corporations. --Enact a severance tax on Colorado's mined minerals. --Provide extra funds for Western Slope counties affected by energy development. --Make changes in the civil rights law regarding unemployment. Maxell's WiUerness bill lesser of two evils: Gonce DENVER (DPI) - Republican congressional candidate John Gonce, says a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Johnton, R-Colo., creating in Eagles Nest Wilderness Area is environmentally disasterous. Gonce alto said during the weekend a measure sponsored by Sen. Floyd Haskell, D-Colo., and supported by Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Colo., was "a partial disaster." Gonce said Johnson's measure could cost metropolitan area residents 1130 a year (or water pumping facilities, 113 million annually for operating costs and waste 135 million kilowatt hours at energy per year. He said Haskell's measure could cost area residents $29 million in water pumping costs, 13.4 for operations and the waste at 75 million kilowatt hours of energy each year. "Evidently, the Haskell bill is the lesser of two evils," Gonce said. "But from the metropoli- tan Denver viewpoint, and from an environmental and energy- consumption viewpoint, it is still extremely evil." Gonce, who Is attempting to ' unseal Mrs. Schroeder, alto said the hiring of Byron Rogers by the Denver Water Board to fight for adequate water .for future generations, proved Denver lacked adequate congressional representation. The most common American snake is the garter snake. Rep. Schroeder urges new classification guidelines WASHINGTON (UPI) - Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Co4o., says Congress and the President should draft new classification guidelines for documents to halt the current system's use as a device to evade public exposure. "Over 17,000 bureaucrats can classify documents at the present time," said Mrs. Schroeder. "And they're allowed to exercise their own judgement as to whether documents relate to national security and should be kept secret." She said had a House Select Intelligence Committee report received the non-classified label it deserved, controversy over the report's leak could have been avoided. "As I understand it there's nothing in the report that, if released, would endanger our national security," Mrs. Schroeder said. Sportsmen Check Our Newest Sunglasses. Protect your vision, be comfortable, and be in style. optique ltd 821 8th St., Greeley National Plaza 9-5 Mon.-Fri. 9-1 Sat. Ray Bedan, Manager Radar controller credited with averting plane crash DENVER (UP!) - Federal investigators say a Stapleton International Airport radar controller's alertness prevented the crash of a twin-engine plane near Lowry Air Force Base last week. 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