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NIXON SEEN AS CERTAIN GOP NOMINEE Lost-Minute Bids Mode By Reagan And Rockefeller MIAMI BEACH (UP1>—Gov Nelson A. RocteMter, running out of time in his effort to block Richtrd M. Nixon from winning the GOP presidential nomination on the first ballot, accused him today of "catering to the Southern delegation at the expense of the Republican Party." Nixon, who appeared all but certain of winning the nomination tonight, spent most of the morning in his Hilton Plaza Hotel suite holding strategy talks with his campaign managers. Uont . -i f wi, M effort Is Rockefeller and Ctov. Ronald Reagan of California, mean- whtte, were racing from hotel to hotel la • last-minute effort to lure away «wugh Nbton dele- Uon«. made, I wfll become the third person in the history of oar nation to reject this Mgh office." Herbert G. Klein, Nhoa'i fates to block him on the first preH gpokwnan , MhJ: -OUT RICHARD M. NIXON OOV. RONALD R1AGAN OOV. NELSON ROCKIFILLIR Published in the Httrt of tht Dairying and Industrial Region of Piedmont North Carolina STATESVILLE RECORD a LANDMARK ballot. A UPI delegate tabulation compiled at 12:15 p.m. EOT today showed Nbton with CM first ballot votes; Nelson A. Rockefeller with 302; Ronald Reagan with 201; ISO pledged to favorite son candidates, and 14 lob today is to keep the surf* going." Gov. Walter J. Htekel of Alaska visited Nixon headquarters to report that although ha is a favorite «on, Alaska would be among the first states to cast its votes for the former VOL. M STATESVILLE, N. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1968 NO. 188 uncommitted. A candidate vice president. needs 607 to win the GOP Today's climactic convention nomination. session opens at 5 p.m. EOT In meetings with the Ohio and and the nominating speeches New Jersey delegations, Rocke- begin approximately half an feller charged that Nbton had hour later, become "beholden to Southern Gov. Spire T. Agnew of delegates." Maryland was named by Nixon "Nixon has told the Southern to place his name in nomina- delegates he win not propose tion. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer 118 Starving Tribesmen Saved Registration Rules Cited Doct< Green Berets Cautious On Progress Chase Guards ON SMINO THI LIOHT-Sly old Everett Dirksen made a tremendously effective indictment of the Great Society in his speech before the Republican National convention in Miami last night. But we couldn't help wondering as he went along if his righteous indignation, which at one point matched that of old Oliver Cromwell, was either righteous enough or indignant enough to wipe out a twinge of conscience he must have felt. For the Senator from Illinois, the leader of the loyal opposition, no less, voted for many of the measures which, in the conglomerate, were supposed to produce the Great Society. Beyond that, many of the ills of which he complained can be traced directly to the work of the Supreme court since another great Republican, Earl Warren of California, became Chief Justice of the United States. And even now, when the mobs are in the streets and the hands of the police are tied by Supreme court rulings, the Senator from Illinois has let it be known that he win not oppose the elevation of another activist and leftist, Abe Fortas, to the Chief Justiceship of the United States. Still, many of the things that Senator Dirksen said before the convention need to be said; and the country is fortunate that the national networks must provide the forum from which they can be said without being chopped up and mutilated by newscasters and commentators who are instant experts in almost every field. Our country has tried to play Santa Claus to the world. Our peaceniks have tried to make patriotism into a bad word. Our courts have helped to put the criminal element in the saddle while society cowers behind locked doors from curfew to curfew. Our government has abandoned fiscal responsibility, taking money from the honest, hardworking millions to pay out as blackmail to one sort of pressure group after another. Our people have been led to adopt a feeling of corporate guilt for historical injustices over which they had no control but for which they now want to atone not only in sackcloth and ashes, but by giving free reign to all sorts of experiments with our daily lives. Change has become sacrosanct not for the sake of change alone, but for the cash involved. Indeed, poverty has become a profitable racket. So, let the senator speak. And let all others speak who are beginning to see the light. We have been led by the blind long enough. SPECIAL EVENT— We are proud of today's Record & Landmark, which consists of 46 pages chock full of news, comment and advertisement. The occasion is Old Fashioned Bargain Days, an annual event designed by Statesville merchants to draw customers to town from Down In Iredell and beyond for their mutual benefit. The merchants need to clear their shelves for the fall restocking. To do this, they are offering attractive buys on many things you will find you can use. So, be sure to check your Record & Landmark carefully. The bargain you miss will be your own. C. B. Winberry, chairman of the County Board of Elections, today reminded all persons who desire to vote in the Hospital Bond Election on Tuesday, September 10, that they must be enroled on the permanent registration books or they cannot vote in this bond election. The registrars of each of the 23 precincts in Iredell County will be at the voting place in their precinct on Saturday, August 10, 1968, from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of registering any person who desires to come to the voting place and register; and any person who is not now registered can register at any time between now and 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 19, by making an appointment with the registrar in their precinct; and any and all persons who are not now registered, can also register at the Iredell County Board of Elections Office in Statesville, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m.; however, the last day on which any person can register, and vote in the bond election to be held on Tuesday, September 10, is Monday, August 19, at 5:30 p.m. If a person who is now registered, has moved from the precinct in which he registered, and will have been away from that precinct for 30 days prior to the bond election on Tuesday, September 10, it is necessary that he transfer to the precinct in which he is now living, and this can be done through the local registrar or the Iredell County Board of Elections office; however, it must be done by 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 19, if the person so removed, desires to vote in the bond election. WASHINGTON (UPI) Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's recovery from his sixth heart attack "is unpredictable," his doctors said today. The 77-year-old Eisenhower spent a comfortable night and "his vital signs have remained stable." The doctors report that they are satisfied with his current progress, a bulletin issued at Walter Reed Army Medical Center said. In response to written questions by newsmen, doctors said Eisenhower's heart attack Tuesday was of "equal severity," to that of his June 15 attack. At that time the heart attack was described as major. Doctors said that . their prognosis remains "guarded." "The word 'guarded" means that in this early period after any heart attack, the outcome is unpredictable," the doctors answered. The doctors also indicated Water Bond Notes Sold North Carolina National Bank was the successful low bidder Tuesday in Raleigh on $400,000 water bond anticipation notes on the City of Statesville. The sealed bids were opened at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Raleigh at the offices of the Local Government Commission and NCNB's low bid was announced by W. E. Easterling, commission secretary. The notes, dated August 15, 1968, will mature February 14, that they have never considered a heart transplant operation for Eisenhower. "Has a heart transplant operation ever been considered in Gen. Eisenhower's case, either in his present episode or at any time in the past? If not, why not?" the doctors were asked. "Negative," was the one word reply. Follow up questions on whether a person might be considered a candidate for a heart transplant operation and whether Walter Reed is equipped to perform such surgery were both answered in two words: "Not pertinent." The doctors also said that Eisenhower is being administered oxygen "continuously," and that he is continuing on a low salt, liquid diet which he takes by mouth rather than being fed intravenously. Eisenhower was stricken at 6:15 a.m., Tuesday, less than 12 hours after taping an address for telephone relay to the Republican National Convention and televising to the nation. His son, retired Army Lt. Col. John S. Eisenhower, hurried here from the Miami convention and joined Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower, the general's wife, at the hospital. Republicans, who gave Eisenhower's seven-minute speech a rousing cheer when it was piped into Convention Hall at Miami Beach, expressed distress over his renewed illness and some attributed it to the strain of preparing and delivering the address. SAIGON (UPI)—U.S. •pedal forces "Green Berets" rescued 118 starving Montapnard tribesmen from a Viet Cong jungle prison in a bloodless helicopter raid, American headquarters said today. Spokesmen said the mountain men, women and children were emaciated and covered with body sores after two years of forced labor at the hands of the Viet Cong. The Green Berets, tipped to the camp's location by relatives of the prisoners, swarmed hi Sunday in helicopters and scared off the platoon of Communists guarding the captives, they said. The Berets were few but their use of helicopters apparently led the Viet Cong to believe they were under a major U.S. assault. It took two days to ferry the Montagnards from the camp 200 miles northeast of Saigon to hospitals and aid stations. "One baby had been born just before they were recovered," said Sgt. Edward Miller, 24, of Hammond, Ind., one of the Green Berets. The Communists put up no fight for the Montagnards, who told their liberators they had been deprived of salt and clothing during their two years' of carrying Communist supplies and growing rice for the Viet Cong. Montagnards are racially different from the lowland South Vietnamese. They are a smaller, darker people inhabiting the central highland mountain country and depend on nature for their sustenance. any legislation they find unacceptable, and now he's telling them they can all but pick the vice presidential candidate," Rockefeller said. "We're not going to win nationally with a candidate beholden to Southern delegates." R « a g a n, meanwhile, was meeting with the Illinois and Oklahoma delegations and planned to see delegates from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington and Oregon later in the day. Reagan emphasized he was a candidate only for the presidential nomination, and "under no circumstances would I accept the nomination for the vice presidency." "I am not a candidate (for the vice presidency) and I cannot be drafted," Reagan said in telegrams to the chairmen of all other delega- of Pennsylvania does the honors for Rockefeller with Mrs. Ivy Baker Priest, former treasurer of the United States, nominating Reagan, Robert Stasaen, Harold G. Stassen's nephew, will put the perennial candidate's name in nomination. Barry M. GoMwater, who won the GOP presidential nomination four years ago, predicted today Nixon would win tonight on the first ballot. Key states in the final day of maneuvering were New Jersey, Florida and Ohio. There were rumblings of revolt in New Jersey where favorite son Clifford Case, a Rockefeller man, sought to prevent a bolt to Nixon. Florida, hitherto strong for Nixon, threatened to drift into * the Reagan camp. That could spark a Southern defection from (See 1, Page Iz-A) Significance Implied In Ground War Lull PARIS (UPI)—The North Vietnamese delegation called attention today toi the recent lull in ground fighting in Vietnam and implied this might be Hanoi's answer to repeated U.S. demand for de-escalation of the war as the price for ending U.S. bombing attacks against the North. Nguyen Tanh Le, the North Vietnamese delegation spokesman urged the United States to study "the situation in South Vietnam during the past month" to judge its significance. He apparently referred to the ground war lull but was extremely cagy in anything he said. Newsmen asked specifically if the lull were a gesture on the part of North Vietnam to meet WEATHER—Sunny and warm today and tonight. ThurMlay, fair and warm. Local temper*- twTM for th* 24-newr period •ndtd a» « a.m. today: Hifh, 94; Low, 45. U.S. conditions for a total bombing halt. Le denied there was any North Vietnam restraint or reciprocity but then said he would recommend that U.S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman "carefully study" recept North Vietnamese statements. He added, "I suggest Harriman study the situation in South Vietnam during the past month." Le's words were interpreted by well-informed sources close to the talks as being the first public statement implying significance to the lull. Over the weekend, similar reports have been leaked to individual newsmen. The United States told the Hanoi group today it would release 14 North Vietnamese prisoners as a "gesture ot goodwill" and appealed to Hanoi to release more U.S. war prisoners. It was a move obviously aimed at thawing the stalled talks. Trapped Five Days Pair Is Found Alive In Debris MANILA (UPI)—For five days the world of Suzie Wong was a 25-foot high pOe of rubble. An earthquake Friday collapsed a six-story apartment house, killing 260 persons, and two days ago rescue authorities said hope of finding survivors e Exciting • Dramatic • For an evening of exceptional theater performances ... see 'Hatful of Rain' 4 performances this week August 7-8-9-10 Statesville Arts It Science Museum Curtain at 0:15 p.m. presented by Statesville Little Theater tlok«U at the door or at Btarmte't was dead. But today diggers found alive 10-year-old Suzie Wong Chan and her counsin Nancy Wong Chan, 13. Dr. Francisco Cassanova wept a« he examined the girls and said they would live. "It's a miracle," he said. "My eyes ... my eyes ..." said Suzie when her rescuers lifted her out of the rubble into the sunlight. "I don't want to die. I don't want to die. My mother died, my father died and my grandmother died," she said. Taken to a hospital she told Dr. Jaime Laya, "Don't kill me, please save me." The shaken, bruised girl repeated the plea in Filipino, English and four Chinese dialects. Doctors said Suzie will recover 80 per cent of her strength in two days. They said her cousin Nancy wa« in more serious condition. No one had been found alive in the wreckage of the Ruby Tower apartment house since Sunday. The stench of death rose so heavily from the rubble that workmen wrapped handkerchiefs around their heads to block their nostrils. They found the body of a woman lying beside Suzie and Nancy. The woman had died three day* ago,. Nancy was unconscious but Suitle Wong talked. She asked the doctor about Nancy. Cassanova reassured her. Police said they are preparing homicide charges against the five men who were the owner, architect, engineer, contractor and inspector of the year-old building. Tho quake killed 270 persons in Manila, with all but 10 in the Ruby tower. They are being issued in the interim period until permanent bonds are issued. The bonds were authorized in the last city water-sewer referendum. Statesville received a very attractive rate of 2.94 per cent interest on the bonds. The next lowest bid was 3.18 per cent. "The extremely low rate is due to the high quality of credit worthiness of the City of Statesville," commented J. Allen Knox, vice president and city executive of NCNB's operations here. Dalton Sarvai At Alternate MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Reginald W. Dalton, a native of Statesville, N. C., is an alternate in tlte 52-member North Carolina delegation to the Republican National Convention. He is not disappointed, however, at being the only Negro member of the delegation. "You can't claim a big share of what is not yours," he said. "On the basis of Negro Republican registration in North Carolina, I think it is excellent to get one Negro alternate." Dalton, a former Democrat, ie a Durham insurance man. ANTIQUES ON EXHIBIT— This 1925 Fierce-Arrow touring car, owned by David K. Hinkle of Thorns* ville, is one of the antique vehicles expected to be on exhibit here Saturday. The regional meeting of the Antique Automobile Drivers Association is being held in Statesville. A parade featuring the antique cars and Miss Statesville contestants will be held in the downtown area at 10 a.m. Saturday

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