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9B --June 20, 1976 Sunday Gaxette-Mail ' _ Charleston, West Virginia Challenger Narrows President's Lead In Delegate Totals The Astocialcd Press Gov. Moore, George Seibert Leave White House Discussed Divisions Within Republican Party Moore, Ford Talk WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Arch A. Moore of West Virginia said Saturday that President Ford's quest for support at the Republican National Convention is "entering another phase" -- a series of White House luncheons with GOP delegates. After meeting with Ford, Moore said 22 of West Virginia's 28 convention delegates have accepted an invitation to have lunch with Ford Friday. Of the 22, the governor said 20 are committed to the President and two are uncommitted. Of the six who declined the invitation, he said five could be considered backers of challenger Ronald Reagan. He expressed hope that the sixth might be persuaded to back Ford. Discussing divisions within the GOP, Moore said that restoring party unity after the Kansas City convention -- "putting all of this back together" -- is going to be a challenge. Asked if a Ford-Reagan ticket might not heal all wounds, he replied, "It might well be the answer to all the anticipated problems." The Governor said he paid for his own' Christians' Fear Seen By Carter WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Jimmy Carter, self-proclaimed born-again Christian and almost certain Democratic presidential candidate, said Saturday many Christians are afraid to show love and compassion because of fear they will appear weak. Carter told several thousand persons at a Christian Church - Disciples of Christ - meeting that many Christian laymen tend to be "strong, stalwart, unemotional, hard -- when a truer demonstration of strength would be concern, compassion and love, sensitivity, humility." He also said that belief in Christianity provides the stability many are seeking in a day when, after Vietnam and Watergate, "we've seen the goodness and Tightness of our nation not as sure as it was." Â« # * CARTER FLEW TO Indiana on Saturday after ending a five-day working vacation with his family on the Georgia coast. He also was scheduled to appear late Saturday before a meeting of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta. The former Georgia governor is a devout Southern Baptist layman, a Sunday- school teacher who speaks of himself as a born-again Christian, refering to what he calls a religious experience some years ago. His religious beliefs, and his frank expression of them, have stirred some comment during the campaign. His religion, however, has not been an issue with the public, according to several pollsters. Special Activities A number of special activities will be offered to youngsters this week at the 20 playgrounds which are being operated by the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission. Groups from each playground, for instance, will have an opportunity to go on a swimming trip to Coonskin Park. Most of the playgrounds will have a theme for the week. They include nature week at Andrew Jackson Junior High, birds of West Virginia week at the Campbells Creek playground, bicycle week at the Eskdale and Pratt Elementary playgrounds, Olympic week at Midland Trail Elementary and pirate week at Ruthlawn Elementary. Further details of the schedule of special acitivites may be obtained at the play- gVowids. * trip to Washington and that delegates who meet with Ford "will be coming at their own expense." President Ford and Ronald Reagan fought for the few remaining national convention delegates Saturday in Republican caucuses and conventions in five states. Ford gained most of the delegates chosen early in the day, but Reagan began catching up and narrowed Ford's total delegate lead to 90, according to an Associated Press tally of results from Iowa, Delaware, Texas and Colorado and partial returns from Washington. Ford has a total of 1,005 national convention delegates, according to The AP tally, while Reagan has 915. It takes 1,130 votes to win nomination at the national convention. There are 164 uncommitted delegates and 174 yet to be chosen nationally. * * * NO DEMOCRATIC delegates were chosen Saturday. According to The AP tally, Jimmy Carter has 1,416 delegates -- 89 short of the number needed for nomination. His only remaining active opponent, Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. of California, has 301. Caucuses of Republicans representing Washington's seven congressional districts gave 14 delegates to Reagan and 7 to Ford. The remaining 17 members of the state's 38-member national convention delegation were being chosen by the full state GOP convention. Republicans in Texas chose four at- large delegates committed to Reagan. Ford won 19 delegates to the Republican national convention at Iowa's national convention on Saturday. Reagan won the other 17. Delaware Republicans elected a slate of 17 national delegates. They are technically uncommitted, but an AP survey of the delegates indicated that 12 preferred Ford and 5 were undecided. None said they preferred Reagan. And, as expected, Reagan picked up all three national delegates chosen in a convention of Colorado's 2nd District Republicans. Reagan now holds all six of the delegates elected so far in Colorado. The state will send a total of 31 delegates to the GOP national convention. Here are delegate votes by candidate based on binding requirements or stated preferences of delegates selected so far for the national party nominating conventions: Republican: Ford 1,005 Reagan 915 Uncommitted 164 Other 1 Total chosen to date 2.085 Yet to be chosen 174 Needed to nominate: 1,130 Democratic: Carter 1,416 Udall 312 Brown 301 Jackson ; 203 Humphrey : 80 Church 63 Other 29 Uncommitted 565 Total chosen, to date 2.969 Yet to be chosen 39 Needed to nominate: 1,505 No More Live Bumps WASHINGTON (AF) - Apparently there will bn no more news photos of President Ford bumping his head on the doorway of his helicopter as he leaves the White House grounds. Without explanation, the White House press office began a policy last week of having reporters and photographers witness Ford's helicopter departures from a portico offering a view thoroughly obstructed by a row of flowering crabapple trees. When Ford took office, he initiated a number of policies intended to draw distinctions between his attitude toward the White House press corps and that of former President Richard M. Nixon. One was to let the press have a closeup look at his comings and goings by helicopter. One result was a series of news photos showing the President bumping his head in the helicopter doorways and getting his feet tangled in the leashes of his dogs. Since Mrs. Ford bumped her head a week ago. the press has found itselt consigned to the same vantage point offered during the Nixon administration. George D TucVei, Ajiist. Mgr I333cd Avenw Gbyo*v Vv. Vo. Prione595-35.il people listen to George D. Tucker As a local area sales manager lor Peoples Life, his experience, concern and effective leadership have enabled our company to meet the insurance needs of the public we seive in profession?! fashion. 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