Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 16, 1970 · Page 27
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 27

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Sunday, August 16, 1970
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CITY MAIL- IfrA Th« Arizona Republic B Wmtix, SOT., Aug. 1«, W7I 1' With a smile, Dwigbt David Eisenhower II finishes signing the keel plate for new carrier. With him are AIMCIMMI Frm bis wife, Julie; Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, and behind him Mamie Eisenhower. u Navy lays keel ior third nuclear carrier t Washington Post Service NEWPORT NEWS, Va. The Navy laid the keel here yesterday for its third nuclear - powered aircraft carrier, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a 95,000-ton behemoth that will cost about $700 million before it joins the fleet in 1975. Cost of the ship itself is estimated at $510 million with almost $200 million more needed to outfit the vessel with all its complex electronics and plane - handling gear, according to the Navy. The late president's grandson, 22-year-old Dwight David Eisenhower II, who will break the family's tradition in September when he enters Navy Officers Candidate S c h o o L performed the authentication ritual before some 1,500 guests, including the secretary of defense, by etching his name on a brass plate attached to the ship's keel. In the next shipway, the Eisenhower's sister ship and the nation's second nuclear carrier, the USS Nimitz, lies halfway completed. The Nimitz is the first of a new class of these carriers and will enter service in 1973, about a year behind schedule. A mile away, in another part of the sprawling shipyard, the USS Enterprise, the first U.S. nuclear carrier, was getting its atomic powerplant recharged for only the second time since joining the fleet in 1961. The Eisenhower and Nimitz, however, will come back here even less frequently to refuel. While the Enterprise needs to have its eight nuclear reactors refueled every four years, the newer ships, which use only two reactors and can hit speeds to 35 knots, can cruise for 13 years on their initial atomic power supply. The new power plants also will 'allow Nimitz - class ships to carry more than twice the aviation fuel and 50 per cent more ammunition for its 100 warplanes than the latest .conventionally powered carriers. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, a former Navy man, told the assemblage here that "if our nation is to assume any responsibility for international peace and security, it cannot allow its naval forces to deteriorate." Noting the decreasing number of overseas airbases available to us, he said, "for the foreseeable future, the attack carrier will remain an indispensable element of American sea power." Despite the concentration of nuclear might here yesterday, and the testimonials, ceremonies marking the start of new carrier construction may become increasingly rare. The Navy's carrier fleet, currently 15 attack ships, or CVAs, Umd four antisubmarine carriers, known as CVSs, has came under increased scrutiny by both Pentagon and White House planners seeking ways to reduce defense SJM aiding. Administration reviews of global iitrategy and the forces needed 1 to carry it out are scheduled to be completed later this year. However, part of those* studies dealing with general } purpose forces already a^-e well along, according to acj ministration officials, and theyj point to a virtually certain reduction in the number of aircraft carriers. The pQian getting most attention involves cutting the CVA foi^de for the 1975 - 80 period tofcU or 13 carriers. Also beiingdiscussedis mothballi)ntg the entire CVS fleet andijputting detachments of the Miivy's new S3A sub- hunting airplane on each of the remaining attack carriers. \ WE'RE SELLIMG OUT g TO THE BARE WALLS! • — • • . . . -- * . — ill Carpet Must Go Regardless of Cost: SAVE 30 YOUR CHOICE — Polyester or Nylon SHAG Or level loop or Hi-Low Sculptured 70% To '6,51 Sq. Yd. Completely Installed Over Heavy Lifetime Rubber Waffle Pod CertKM 100 Te 'io.00 S% Yi Vihie HANDSOME HIOH-LOWS TWEED TEXTURES •SMART SHAGS •fRVVPi^lp-llpH -^iwiJwPliP Oily Of rMHMMX "'••^••^•ia^'-m • UotMt HMM MONMYM LEVEL LOOP ON HIGH DENSITY RUBIER PAD MrtaMlhrltoiMr|A VilM.T.ltH.M/»* KOML I»OLYI«T|R •MAO T«M •« • V«hHM *• •!*.••/•* Y4. COMHITflY INSTALLED OVER Si. YeY ™ "• ^ r ^^^^"^^^^^^^P^"^^^^P^^p^^TP^P^i^^^^^^P^|^ RIMNANTSOK •OU BAtANCIf - - - ^^^?W^ - *^P w^PP viPVpr ™ wwpwwe p»vie w ipef iMi ipm Reevi CASH 4 CAHKY-Up !• 30 •ej.Yeli v*. CARPIT MIL 48io N. uth st. 263-1121 OOING OUT OF BUSINESS; EVERYTHING GOESI Secretary says Reagan rejected vice presidency Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Spiro T. Agnew once suggested that Oov. Ronald Reagan accept the Vice presidential nomination at the 1*8 Republican national convention, Reagan's former private sec- retaty said in a book published yesterday. Reagan replied, "No thanks," wrote Kathy Randall Davis in the book entitled, "But, What's He Really Like?" She said the suggestion from Agnew, then governor of Maryland, came six months before the convention at Miami Beach, where Reagan eventually challenged Richard M. Nixon for the presidential nomination and tost. Agnew was picked by Nixon after the presidential nomination balloting. "While the question of Gov. Reagan's candidacy for the presidency pursued him everywhere* speculation about his interest in the vice presidency seldom surfaced," Mrs. Davis said. "How ironic it was, I often thought, that Spiro Agnew, six months before the convention, had written to suggest that the governor accept the position of vice president," she wrote. According to Mrs. Davis, Regan's "Dear Ted" reply said, "I'm flattered by the word in your p.s<v but have to say 'no thanks; that's not for me; I'll just stay a California!.'" She also disclosed that 24 Secret Service agents were assigned to guard Reagan in addition to his own state police security force the day after the June 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles. Other potential candidates received the same Secret Service protection, but the number assigned to Reagan had not been disclosed before. "Security in the office was a major concern," she wrote. 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