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4B Lincoln, Neb. Journal Thursday, August 8, 1974 Our 38th President? Pice President Gerald Ford Native to Cornhusker State Gerald Ford has Nebraska blood. Although the only native-bom Nebraskan to ever hold the office of the vice presidency, Ford joins the ranks of two other Nebraska residents who occupied that position. But Ford's Nebraska roots have not been forgotten. The Omaha house that the young Leslie King, later Gerald Ford lived in was demolished in 1971.
The building occupied the corner of 32nd St. and Woolworth Ave. vice president, practiced Lincoln from 1887 to 1894 made a name for himself important Nebraska rate case. However, he was in Ohio but was regarded, after coming into national limelight, as an law in and in an railroad born generally the Illinoi-san. Chester A.
Arthur, the 20th vice president who became the twenty-first president, is said to have resided briefly in Omaha. He was born in Vermont and was generally regarded as a New Yorker. Ford last visited the state in February, 1974 when he addressed a $100-a-plate GOP fund-raising dinner. At that time he visited the site of his birth. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
was born July 14, 1913, in Omaha and christened Leslie King, son of Leslie L. and Dorothy A. King. Although no landmarks remain of the vice president's Nebraska heritage, Ford has been cited as the first native of Nebraska to hold his present office. However, other former Nebraska residents who became vice presidents of the country are Charles G.
Dawes and Chester A. Arthur. Two years later his parents divorced, and his mother moved back to her hometown of Grand Rapids, to live with her parents. There she met paint manufacturer Gerald Rudolph Ford Sr. who adopted her son and gave him his name.
Charles G. Dawes, the 30th Gerald It. Ford Ford (right) toured command facilities at the Strategic Air Command (SAC) headquarter in Bellevue last February. He is shown being briefed on the Soviet "strategic posture" by SAC Commander-in-Chief Gen. John C.
Meyer. fil i 'jBgjgjCSl irSni Ford poses for a family picture with his wife, Betty, and children during the Christmas season. The children are (from left) Michael, Susan, Jack and Steven. ft A 'N4t; i i nniiii Congressmen Silent On Nixon's Plight statement," after the Nixon Lynch said. Ziebarth's Republican opponent, Mrs.
Haven Smith of Chappell, was campaigning near McCook and was unavailable for comment. Hruska Still Keeps Silence Nebraska Republican Sen. Roman Hruska, who has declined comment in recent weeks regarding President Nixon, continued that stance Thursday in the face of reports the President may resign. Hruska aides said the senator would have no comment until after Nixon addressed the nation on television. Nixon watches the ceremony along with Carl Albert (upper left), the Speaker of the House, and James O.
Eastland, President Pro Tern of the Senate. Ford is sworn in as the 40th Vice President of the United States in December of 1973. Chief Justice Warren Burger (left) swears Ford in as Mrs. Ford holds the Bible. President Wayne Ziebarth, Democratic candidate for the Third District, said that although he felt compassion for the President and his family, resignation was the only possible course of action left.
"This just proves to all citizens of the United States that no one is above the law in our great country," Ziebarth of Chappell said. "We have survived a civil war, scandals, world wars, drouths, economic disaster, and I'm sure we'll come back as a stronger country even after this." Marvel, Chambers On Nixon Resigning representative, and John McCollister of the Second District, both Republicans. Rep. Dave Martin of the Third District was tied up in a Rules Committee and also unavailable for comment. However, Thone's Democrat opponent, did comment.
Hess Dyas, stressed that America's "strong system of government" and Constitution are intact and that "we are a strong, resiliant people." He said "it is time to look at what's good and right with America. For one thing, the experience, though short of the full impeachment process, proves emphatically that America has done peacefully and fairly what many other countries can do only with violence and injustice." Dyas cautioned that the resignation "doesn't mean that we should sweep under the rug the abuses we have been made aware of these past two years. It would be a tragedy to forget, to not take action on political and campaign reform after this painful lesson of Watergate." McCollister's Democratic opponent in this fall's race for Nebraska's Second Congressional District seat, Dan Lynch of Omaha, declined to comment Thursday on speculation that President Nixon's resignation would be forthcoming. Lynch said he would not have a statement until after Nixon's 8 p.m. CDT nationwide television broadcast.
Anything he would have to say "would be more meaningful a good long time." If Vice-President Gerald Ford does step into the presidency he will "not be able to inspire the country," according to Chambers. In an apparent reference to himself, Chambers said, Ford should pick a vice president who has everything that he lacks "and he would have to come to Omaha for that." be permitted to resign without a full admission of guilt." "Nixon should be indicted federally and at the state level for various crimes and if convicted should be put in prison for Marsh Joins the Ranks Observing Umbrella Day Wall Street Sees Nixon NebARC Ouster As No Panacea Proeress experts think that there must be improvement in several areas before the market can mount a Hinted Being a loyal Nebraskan, Marsh went even further than this for the cause of rain. He even tore the roof off his garage, creating a situation which would cause such a royal mess if it rained. And he even dressed for the occasion. Standing before his closet this morning Marsh chose a light-colored suit which would spot of the unwelcome drops came.
On a serious note, as acting Governor, Marsh suggested Nebraskans with tank-type toilets put a brick in them in order to save a gallon of water each time flushed. Lincolnites joined forces Thursday in a effort to bring rain to the parched skies over the city. The Lincoln Journal named Thursday "Umbrella Day" and urged citizens to do whatever they usually do when they don't want it to rain but to be sure to carry an umbrella. Among "Umbrella Day" observers was Lt. Gov.
Frank Marsh, acting governor while Gov. J. J. Exon was out of the state Thursday. Marsh carried his plastic see-through umbrella in order to catch the first glimpse of any raindrops which the skies might offer.
And he washed his car on the way to work. Two incumbent Nebraska Congressmen refused to comment on the possibility of President Nixon's resignation until after the President's speech on national television Thursday night. Making that comment were Charles Thone, First District Barrett: Hopes For Orderliness The chairman of the Republican party in Nebraska, Bill Barrett of Lexington hoped "for a swift and orderly transition." That is how Barrett reacted to the probability of President Nixon's resignation from office Thursday night. Stating that he thought Gerald Ford would make "a good President," Barrett said: "I'd have to say that I think Nebraska can absorb and cope with whatever shock we must. I think the party (GOP) can remain united and, once this thing is resolved, I can't see anything but good for it." He said the nation "must not forget the positive things that came out of the Nixon administration.
His Democratic counterpart, Richard White of Lincoln, was out of the state and not available to comment. One of President Nixon's staunchest supporters, George Cook of Lincoln, also was out of state and not available for comment. Cook was chairman of the Committee to Reelect the President in Nebraska during the 1972 national elections. Patricia Smith, Republican National Committeewoman for Nebraska, said: "I think if the President resigns or if he stands for the impeachment process, President Nixon's personal tragedy will be mourned by the nation. "The suppression of investigation of that inane blunder at Watergate by the President and his staff was an enormous error," she continued, adding, "I nevertheless feel that President Nixon's achievements in foreign and domestic affairs will be recorded and remembered." If Gerald Ford should become President, Mrs.
Smith declared that "The public should welcome him with great confidence because he was the most thoroughly investigated candidate for U.S. office of all time." Gov. J. James Exon was in Canada on vacation and unavailable to comment on President Nixon's anticipated resignation speech. However, Exon's two opponents, Republican candidate Richard Marvel and Independent candidate Ernest Chambers did have comment.
Marvel said the decision was the President's to make and that, after meeting Vice-President Gerald Ford, was "impressed with his integrity." Chambers said that Nixon "should not be allowed to resign without a full admission of guilt." Marvel commented while campaigning in Burwell, saying: Resignation "The President obviously had information which backs up his decision to resign. He's the man that has to make the decision; he apparently has the information. I accept his decision." Vice-President Ford "This will put Gerry Ford in as President. I have met him twice in the past year. I am impressed with the fact that he has a good grasp of how national government works and impressed with his integrity.
I think he can put things together. Mr. Nixon may have recommended Mr. Ford but remember that Mr. Tord was ultimately approved by the Congress and by a very substantial vote if I recall." World reaction "I think the world is impressed that we have a constitution and that our government is working out this problem through the constitutional procedures." GOP, national and state "The GOP was not involved in the Watergate problem, nor was the State GOP organization.
Therefore, our party in Nebraska is strong, I find this by the support shown throughout the state. Naturally, it's on everyone's mind." Chambers made these contents to The Lincoln Journal: "President Nixon should not Fairmont Foods Corporate Headquarters Leaving State By Newhouse News Service New York It is going to take more than a change in occupancy at the White House to bring a sustained upswing in stock prices. That's the view one hears in checking with analysts at leading consulting and brokerage firms on Wall Street. They aren't saying that share prices won't do nicely in the wake of resignation. They just don't think that resignation, by itself, will launch a bull market.
The experts don't deny that a new president unencumbered by Watergate will be good for the country and, therefore, for the stock market. Investors certainly seem to be thinking this way, to judge from the spurt on Tuesday, during expectations of a Presidential resignation. If nothing else, a new President will have the time to attack the country's pressing economic problems. What is more, investor confidence a critical market element is bound to improve. But the feeling is that, even so, the improvement will be limited.
The rally will no doubt last several days, and it might lift the widely-watched Dow-Jones Industrials average by 50 or 75 points. But the consensus is that it would run out of steam even lose ground again in the absence of progress or hope of progress in solving more basic problems. Specifically, the steady iise: Interest rates must come down from their current record highs. At these levels, they offer investors irresistibly attractive alternatives to common stocks. The 9 coupons on two issues just offered by the treasury are cases in point.
Corporate profits have to improve to beef up current returns on stocks and to hold out the promise of consistently good gains. These developments first require the credit-controlling federal reserve to ease up on monetary policy. AH these hoped for improvements hang on one basic development a slowing in the rate of inflation. These days, everything concerned with the economy comes back to that. The "fed" won't ease its tight grip on the money supply, interest rates can't start moving down significantly, and corporations can't do better until the credit-controllers see an abatement of the still rampant surge in the price indexes.
A new President will get his honeymoon and the benefit of numerous doubts. But after the initial relief at having a new hand on the helm, basic reality will reassert itself: what can President Ford do that isn't being done now to cool inflation and get the economy going again? A report that hinted progress but gave little detail was issued Wednesday by the Nebraska Association for Retarded Citizens (NebARC) following a meeting Tuesday in the Governor's office. It was prompted by the association's widely publicized earlier criticism of the manner in which Director David Blume is handling the State Office of Mental Retardation (OMR), his staff turnover and the work with the community-based regions under OMR. Since that time, Dr. Jack Anderson, under whom Blume and the OMR operates, has announced his plans to retire as director of the State Department of Public Institutions as soon as Gov.
J. J. Exon can find a replacement. In NebARC's prepared statement, State President Jake Moser of Hastings said "agreement was reached on some items of the resolution presented last week to the governor and senators. Further discussion will take place in the near future to resolve the remaining issues." Moser indicated "he was pleased with the open and frank discussion and felt that we will be moving forward in a posiUve direction." On hand with NebARC officials and the governor's staff for the session were DPI officials, including Dr.
Anderson Blume and DPI attorney Roger Hirsch. Founded in 1884 as the Fairmont Creamery Co. of Fairmont, the firm has been headquartered in Omaha since 1907. During the fiscal year ending Feb. 28, Fairmont reported sales of $415 million, with net earnings of $5.4 million.
Omaha (AP) Fairmont Foods Co. will move its corporate headquarters from Omaha to Houston, Tex. Fairmont President Charles Solomonson said that in addition to the headquarters shift, the firm's dairy and food processing, marketing and manufacturing activities will be transferred to Chicago. The moves will be carried out over a 10-month period, and will affect only about 45 of the company's 307 workers here, according to Solomonson. The moves will not effect the company's Kitty Clover potato chip and snack food plant here, or its dairy food operations in Lincoln, North Platte or Omaha.
The firm's data processing and research will remain in Omaha. The move will put Fairmont's headquarters at the home of the firm's most profitable operation, U-Tote'M convenience stores. The move of other offices to Chicago is an effort to locate in a more "geographically accessible" area, Solomonson said. Rail Official Killed in Fall Philadelphia (AP) George R. Wallace, a vice president of Penn Central Railroad, was killed when he fell from the rear of an Amtrak passenger train.
A railroad spokesman said the accident occurred Friday at Tacony station, about 10 miles, north of here on the Penn Central's suburban Main Line. The train was approaching Philadelphia from New York. Insecticided Torreon, Mexico (AP) At least eight workers died and 150 became seriously ill from insecticide they were spraying on cotton plants, the Coahuila state government reported Wednesday. "TJiey refused to wear masks and ate contaminated food while working," said an Agriculture Department spokesman. i.
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