Daily News from New York, New York on October 20, 1970 · 255
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DAILY NEWS, TUESDAY,' OCTOBER 20, W7' i . t- - 24 By SAM ROBERTS Staff Correspondent of The News - Oriskany, N.Y., Oct. 19 Conservative Senate nominee James Buckley said today his staff has "failed in its hopes" of waging a $1.5 million campaign. He predicted his budget will hit $1 million but charged his Democratic rival Richard Ottinger will have spent four times as much in the primary and fall campaigns. Ottinger aides have estimated Buckley would outspend both Ottinger and incumbent GOP Sen. Charles Goodell. Those estimates have "not been based on truth," Buckley asserted. "He's not fooling anyone least of all his mother," Buckley added in a reference to Mrs. Louise Ottinger, the major contributor to her son's primary campaign. Aides to Buckley, who said he Is "way behind" in his budget goals, explained their candidate will spend $100,000 on television ads next week to climax a 10-. week TV campaign that will cost at least $360,000. They said campaign costs so far have totaled about 1700,000, with "most" of the $5,000-plus donations coming from New York State. Buckley flew to this Mohawk Freed Jews Held by Reds, Says Goodell Republican Sen. Charles E. Goodell disclosed yesterday that he won the release of 100 Jews from prison by secret negotiations with the leader of an Iron Curtain nation. Goodell was endorsed and blessed for his efforts by Rabbi Eliezer Portugal, spiritual leader of the Hassidic Jewish community in Brooklyn. "As you unselfishly helped us in our need, so I support you for election," Rabbi Portugal told Goodell in his home in Crown Heights. "Your continued service in the Senate is in the best interest of the Jewish people." Goodell refused to name the nation or the Communist leader involved in the negotiations because he is seeking the release of more Jews. Earlier, Goodell received his best reception yet of the campaign when he walked up Fifth Ave. with Sen. Edward Brooke (R-Mass.), 'He (Goodell) is a leader and we need your support to continue his momentum through election day," Brooke told lunch crowds. Brooke came here to speak at a private fund-raising luncheon for Goodell in the Fifth Ave. Club and said he hopes to return to campaign with Goodell in black neighborhoods. Valley community in a converted bomber last night after receiving a rousing reception at a rally at the Westchester Country Club. Today, he traveled in a borrowed funeral limousine to the Oneida Silversmith plant, an open house in Rome, and visits to Buckley headquarters in Utica and to Griffiss Air Force Base. He said he would be better able than his rivals to retain the base's facilities in the state because "I'm the only one . . . who will have access to the White House." Buckley claimed today that he has been the target of Ottinger's "electronic artillery" because "he must see me as the guy he's got to frighten votes away from." He predicted he will carry Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, West chester, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess counties as well as upstate areas to achieve a victory goal of 40 of the turnout. Republican officials weren't bashful about appearing with Buckley, who was backed by the city of Oneida's GOP committee and was welcomed to Utica by Republican Frank Dulan, the U. S. marshal and former mayor. At a $10-a-plate dinner in New York Mills, hosted by Assemblyman Edward F. Crawford and State Sen. James Donovan both Republicans and attended by 500 persons, Buckley won a stirring endorsement from Mrs. Irving M. Ives, widow of the late senator who said- the crew-cut Conservative "reminds me so much of my husband." I Straw Poll Teams f Move Across State t From western New York State to eastern Suffolk County, eight experienced teams begin today taking a random sampling of voter sentiment in the 31st News Straw'Poll to give a preview of how the electorate will cast their ballots for governor and U.S. senator in the general election just two weeks away. Approximately 15,000 qualified individuals will cast their straws in three surveys, with the results of the first go-round being published in the next Sunday News. With a sample of 5,000 in each survey, the results of the second wave will be published Oct. 29 and the final one on Nov. 2, the day before election. In this manner we should be able to detect any shift in voter sentiment as the race between Rockefeller, Goldberg and Adams for governor and the battle between Goodell, Ottinger and Buckley for the Senate approach the day of reckoning, Nov. 3. In addition to keeping you informed on the standings of the candidates, we also will bring to you the sentiments of the voters on the important issues in the campaign. The News Straw Poll, which has called the shots correctly in 26 out of 30 previous samplings (we made no prediction in 1944) is secret and inter-, views take place only at the place of residence of the qualified voter. We make no phone calls; conduct no street corner pollings. Each memher of The News polling crews carries an identification card. The cars in which they travel throughout New York City and the state are clearly marked. The crews which are farthest away from New York City moved into position yesterday. -All eight will begin their work early this morning. Read The News daily and Sunday to find out how the candidates are doing. Associated Press Wirephoto Sen. Charles Goodell with fellow Republican senator Edward Brooke on Fifth Ave. yesterday. Lindsay for Goldberg; Kocliy Slams Decision Later, Goodell's aides said a new poll reflecting the effect of Vice President Spiro Agnew's criticism of the senator will be released this week to show Goodell taking a slight lead in the three-way race. Democratic Senate candidate Richard L. Ottinger, in a speech before the John Jay. College of Criminal Justice, criticized the city and state for failing to utilize federal funds for court reform. Ottinger said that less than 1 of federal funds available under the Crime Control and Safe Streets Act was spent on modernizing criminal courts last year. Thomas Poster ( Continued from pagm 3) Brydges and Assembly Speaker Perry Duryea, both Republicans, "have been anchored to the past. They have resisted change every step of the way. Now they must yield to new leadership more responsive to local government." He said that Goldberg and Pat-erson were the state's "only hope for resisting an ominous trend to the right." Lindsay then jabbed hard at Vice President Agnew for his stumping around the nation and at Rockefeller for not criticizing Agnew. He said "there are men across the country who seek political gain by attacks that polarize our people" and said "others condone this politics of division by their silence." 1 He continued: "In New York the Goldberg-Paterson team is the one gubernatorial ticket which stands against that threat." Asked if he thought that Rockefeller was threatening him when he counseled him to remain neutral, he shrugged: "You'll have to ask the governor that." - When a newsman, after several unsuccessful attempts to get Lindsay to make additional state ments about Rockefeller, asked: "Is it true that you have come here not to praise, but to bury him?" Lindsay grinned-as the roomful of mayoral buffs and Goldberg followers applauded loudly. Goldberg, who is not by nature taciturn, followed Linday's lead and refused to discuss Rockefeller or the possible effects of the endorsement. Goldberg's wife, Dorothy, helped out by saying: "I think that every endorsement is very helpful." ' Goldberg got a bit eclgy at the end of the 45-minute conference when asked if the mayor's backing was in return for his endorsement of Lindsay last year. "No, no," he snapped, and he explained that he had endorsed Lindsay because he was the best man for the job. The third man in the race, Conservative Paul Adams, said of the endorsement: "Lindsay and Goldberg deserve each other. I noticed that Mr. Goldberg said yesterday that Mayor Lindsay was running a good city administration and Mayor Lindsay endorsed Mr. Goldberg today. I am sorry that Mr. Goldberg had to pay this terrible price for the mayor's endorsement." Fextis of Mloyor's LINDSAY bb4 Sous &&s2hBii ROCKEFELLER I am endorsing Arthur Goldberg and Basil Paterson. I do so because they have expressed the strongest commitment to the battle for urban progress. They offer the best chance to end our annual role as a beggar for survival in Albany. , The dominant forces In Albany have been anchored to the past. They have resisted change every step of the way. Now they must yield to new leadership more responsive to local governments. Morever, at this time in history, Arthur Goldberg and Basil Paterson are the state's only hope for resisting what, in my judgement, is an ominous political trend to the right away from the progressive tradition of our state. Across the country there are men who seek political gain by attacks that polarize our people rather than confront their real fears and legitimate grievances. Others condone this politics of division by their silence. In New " York, the Goldberg-Paterson team is the one gubernatorial ticket which stands against that threat. They understand that the leadership of this state must speak out against national policies that jeopardize peace, continue irrational priorities and endanger the right to disagree. I am a Republican and I intend to remain a Republican. I am supporting two Republicans for statewide office, Sen. Goodell and Attorney General Lef-kowitz. But my endorsements of them, like my endorsement today of two Democrats, ae based on principles more important than party. I believe we are entering a new age of political independence. Last year, I asked voters to respond to ideas and ideals, not to outworn party structures. Arthur Goldberg was among those who stood above party then. I am convinced by the issues in this campaign that independence is just as important now. Some have counseled me to stand on the sidelines. But silence when fundamental principles are at stake is unacceptable. History warns us against silence. If concerned men fail to fight for their convictions, they lose the battle for the future. That is why I speak up today for Arthur Goldberg and Basil Paterson. Mayor Lindsay's rationale for his political decision to support Mr. Goldberg is based on a complete distortion and misrepresentation of the facts. To try to label this long-delayed decision as a . matter of principle is absurd. The people will not be fooled after the spectacle of his highly publicized months of consultation as to which course of action would best serve his political ambitions. Let's look at the record: No state administration in the history of this country has done so much as has my administration in terms of massive increases in financial aid for the cities, especially New York City and John Lindsay knows it. No state administration is more responsive and innovative in meeting change. In fact, New York State has set the pattern for the nation and led the nation in making state government's actions relative to emerging needs and John Lindsay knows it. No leader in the country has consistently done more to fight extremism and polarization to the right or the left in his party or the nation than I have and John Lindsay knows that. " No individual has been Involved In the' national and international problems of this country for as long a time and with greater forthrightness than I have and I have never deviated from my course or my principles and John Lindsay knows it. And finally, rarely has a candidate for governor in the history of this state known less about this state or had less administrative experience than Mr. Goldberg, who during this campaign has demonstrated a unique capacity to distort the facts in order to mislead the public and John Lindsay knows that. There is no basic evidence of either commitment to principle or conviction in this political marriage of convenience. However, let me say that Mayor Lindsay's personal decisions in no way affect my continuing concern and full commitment to the people of the state and our greatest city in which I have spent most of my life which I love as my hometown and for which all the members of my family have worked so hard over the years. -"

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