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July 18, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 18

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2B -July 18, 1976 Sunday Gau-ttt-Mail , Chicltifcn, Weil Virginia-- , (APWirephoto) Ronald Reagan (Left) Hunts Delegates in Utah President Ford Greets Crowd in Connecticut DELEGATES Ford Expands Lead to 46 Votes; Reagan Sweeps Utah Vote The Associated Press President Ford won all 35 Connecticut delegates to the Republican National Convention on Saturday, expanding his slim lead over challenger Ronald Reagan, while Reagan won all 20 in Utah. The Connecticut state convention's action gave Ford a total of 1.066 national convention votes, bringing him within 64 votes of the OOP's nomination, compared with Reagan's 11020. according to an Associated Press tallv. The two state conventions were the last in the party's delegate-selection process, leaving the two candidates only the 172 uncommitted delegates to fight over if one is to gain the 1.130 votes needed for the nomination before the national convention opens in Kansas City on Aug. 16. * * * FORD CALLED FOR unity at the Connecticut convention in Hartford, to "center our attack not on fellow Republicans but on this Democratic Congress, the Democratic platform and the Democratic ticket which tries to be all things to all people. "Now we must resolve to stop fighting each other and start helping each other." It was his first political address since Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale won the Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominations on Thursday. Ford got a rousing welcome at the Hartford convention, but outside the hall a group of about 50 Reagan supporters chanted "We want Reagan" and waved placards. President Attacks Democrats' Ticket (C) New York HARTFORD, Conn.-President Ford made his first attack on the Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates Saturday saying the Carter-Mondale combination was a ticket "which tries to be all things to all people." Addressing the Connecticut State Republican Convention, he pleaded for party unity, saying Republicans must now join forces to oppose the Democrats. "We must stop fighting each other and start helping each other," he said. * * » THE PRESIDENT IS still locked in a tight contest for the Republican presidential nomination with Ronald Reagan, the former governor of California. Both men have been strenuously working for the support of the few remaining uncommitted or wavering delegates. Connecticut, along with Utah, which chose its 20 delegates Saturday, were the last two states to engage in the formal delegate selection process. From here on, Ford and Reagan will seek to amass the delegates needed to win the nomination - a total of at least $1.30 -- by wheedling, cajolery, promising and other means of persuasion that they or their aides can think of. A senior Ford campaign official said before Ford spoke Saturday that the President would be "very close" to having the nomination sewed up by the coming week. In his speech to the Connecticut Republicans. Ford said. "We must resolve to strengthen our party with November victories at every level, from the court house to the state house to the White House. We must center our attack not on fellow Republicans, but on this Democratic Congress, the Democratic platform and the Democratic ticket, which tries to be all Top Japanese Try to Break Scandal Lock TOKYO ( A P ) - Two officials of the Japanese supreme court left for California on Saturday to help break a legal impasse blocking the questioning of a former Lockheed Aircraft Corp. executive in the multimillion dollar Lockheed payoff scandal. L ockheed has admitted spending $12 million in Japan to promote sales of its aircraft. Lockheed executives have said at least $2 million of that went to Japanese government officials. A U.S. district court judge in Los Angeles, Warren Ferguson, has allowed Japanese and American prosecutors to question top Lockheed officials under oath. However, he has ordered the testimony kept secret until A. Carl Kotchian, former Lockheed vice president; A. H. Elliot, former Lockheed marketing executive; and J. W. Clutter, former head of the firm's Far Eastern operations are given complete immunity from prosecution in Japanese courts. Ferguson has said he will accept a guarantee of immunity only from the Japanese Supreme Court. There is no concept of immunity in the Japanese legal system, but authorities here are reportedly considering making an exception to facilitate investigation of the Payoffs. '^ Times Service things to all people." * * * AFTER THE DISPLAY of harmony at the Democratic National Convention, Ford. Reagan and other Republicans appear to be seeking a semblance of unity despite the bitterly fought battle for the party's presidential nomination. The Ford and Reagan camps, for example, now ' have agreed not to challenge the creden3ti£ The bulk of the President's speech was similar to other stump speeches he has been making over the past few months, boasting of his record in restoring peace, prosperity and trust, and promising an administration that does not impose an excess of government on is citizens. The Reagan camp claimed Connecticut party leaders had stacked the deck against them at the convention by refusing to give them 20 per cent of the delegation. They contended that proportion of the convention supported Reagan. While Ford called for unity in Hartford, Reagan was repeating his attacks on the President's foreign and domestic policies, telling Utah delegates that Ford had created an illusion of prosperity by deficit spending in a election year. And he charged that Ford had failed to tell Americans the truth about the nation's military weaknesses. "We're told that we're having a solid economic recovery. I don't believe that. We've been given the illusion of prosperity in an election year by printing press money. But what happens then "You cannot spend your way to prosperity. You cannot build prosperity by going into debt." * * * ON FRIDAY, Reagan inserted the Watergate scandal into the intraparty struggle for delegates, saying Ford's pardon of former President Nixon would be a campaign issue that would hurt Republicans in the fall if the party gave its nomination to Ford. Carter, meanwhile, spent a relatively quiet weekend at his home in Plains, Ga., preparing for his Sunday school lesson at the First Baptist Church, catching up with press coverage of the convention in New York, and reading. When Carter returned to Plains on Friday he said he hoped that the pressures of his presidential campaign wouldn't change him or his neighbors. But change was Hard to prevent. By Saturday. Secret Service agents had erected guardhouses and barricades to seal off his home. The security precautions barred reporters from sitting on the street outside Carter's ranch-style home and ended the lemonade and sandwich business of his 8-year- old daughter Amy. Reagan 'Accepts' Early Nomination LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronald Reagan stood in the aisle of his campaign jet Saturday on the way home to Los Angeles and sliced a "nomination cake" with a big 1,130 written in white frosting under red, white, and blue roses. "I accept," a laughing Reagan said, holding hands with wife Nancy during the airborne homecoming party. "But isn't that cutting it kind of close" he said referring to the 1,130, the minimum number of delegates needed for the Republican presidential nomination. Reagan expected to end the day with 1,020 delegates after selection of 20 national delegates in Utah. His rival for the nomination, President Ford, swept the delegates chosen earlier Saturday to bring his total to 1,066, according to The Associated Press tally. * * * REAGAN WAS RELAXED, smiling and in high spirits on his flight home after a three-state campaign tour which concluded with an appearance before cheering delegates to the Utah State Republican con-' vention. "I think it's been a very successful campaign," Reagan said in a Salt Lake City news conference earlier in the day, the last stop on the former California governor's last scheduled campaign trip before the Aug. 16 Republican National Convention. "Now it's back to the ranch," added Reagan, who plans to vacation the next two weeks or more at his 688-acre ranch in California's coastal mountains near Santa Barbara. Reagan briefly reviewed the eight- month campaign, which started with losses to Ford in the first five GOP primaries after Reagan announced his longshot candidacy last Nov. 20. "It started out as a challenge against an incumbent. Everyone said that was kind of a foolhardy, jumping-off-of-thecliff sort of a thing to do. "I have so far in the primaries received about 400,000 more votes than he (Ford) has, and we're coming down to the wire in what is a very close race. I believe we're going to have enough to take it on the first ballot," Reagan said. Reagan's chief of staff, Michael Deaver, said the challenger will spend most of the next two weeks resting. But there will be telephone calls everyday to uncommitted delegates. An Associated Press survey says the nomination is in the hands of 172 uncommitted delegates scattered among 18 states. * * * "WW THINK WE can do what we have to do by telephone. If it looks like another trip to meet with groups of delegates will be beneficial, then of course we will do it. For example, we might go to New York, and maybe West Virginia, possibly Virginia, too, maybe in about three weeks," j Deaver said. "We are very optimistic. We think we I can see 1,130 delegates in our column," [ Deaver said. Reagan, who during the campaign react-1 ed coldly or angrily at times to certain stories written about him, was friendly and helped create almost an emotional atmosphere of farewells on the homecoming flight. As Mrs. Reagan served pieces of the I nomination cake to Secret Service agents and reporters, Reagan walked back to the press section of his charter jet as it start-1 ed the final approach to the Los Angeles | airport. "People like to snipe, and I guess I've| done my share, too," he said. "But I don't have a complaint in the I . world. I think you've all been fair as hell, f It's been a delight and a pleasure for me, and I hope you've all had some enjoyment out of it also. Thank you all very much," | he said. Earlier in the day, Reagan said that as I president he would disband the Federal I Energy Administration, and he criticized I President Ford's economic policies for! giving "the illusion of prosperity in an) election year" by stimulating the economy with deficit spending. "The Federal Energy Administration! was a temporary agency," Reagan said. I "It was supposed to expire June 30. There I was a temporary extension and it is my I understanding that the administration! wants to continue it much longer and even [ triple its budget. "I can only quote the first energy czar, I Bill Simon. He said the thing has become a I monster and does no good whatsoever, and I it should be done away with. He used the] word 'destroyed'," Reagan said. COUNTRY STYLE SPARE (DBS 1 $129 IB. IDAHO POTATOES 10 LB. BAG FRYER BREASTQUARTERS FRYER LEG QUARTERS FAMILY PAR PORK CHOPS CENTER RIB PORK CHOPS CENTER LOIN PORK CHOPS LB. LOIN END PORK ROAST JlJf BUCKET STEAKS ONIONS $149 LB. 3LB. BAG NEW GREEN APPLES 318. 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