Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 16, 1970 · Page 28
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 28

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Sunday, August 16, 1970
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lfi-A The Arizona Republic Ang. 16, 1970 ,•*>» Associated Press With an etching tool, Dwight David Eise nhower, II signs aircraft carrier keel plate Navy lays keel ior th ird nuclear carrier 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 UNEXPECTED HARVEST LONDON (AP) - British farmers are reaping wild oats they never sowed. Agricultural experts say a late spring and dry weather had spread the weed over an estimated 2.5 million acres. Officers Candidate School, 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 tharf 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, and four antisubmarine carriers, known as CVSs, has come under increased scrutiny by both Pentagon and White House planners seeking ways to reduce defense spending. Administration reviews of global strategy and the forces needed to carry it out are scheduled to be completed later this year. However, part of those studies dealing with general purpose forces already are well along, according to administration officials, and they point to a virtually certain reduction in the number of aircraft carriers. The plan getting most attention involves cutting the CVA force for the 1975 - 80 period to 12 or 13 carriers. Also being discussed is mothballing the entire CVS fleet and putting detachments of the Navy's new S3A sub- hunting airplane on each of the remaining attack carriers. WE'RE SELLING OUT TO THE BARE WALLS! 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BUSINESS; Secretary says Reagan rejected vice presidency Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Spiro T. Agnew once suggested that Gov. Ronald Reagan acc e p t the vice presidential nomination at the 1968 Republican national convention, Reagan's former private secretary 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 homination and lost. Agnew was picked by Nixon after the presidential nomination balloting. "While the question of Gov. Reagan's candidacy for the presidency pursued him everywhe«e 6 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., but have to say 'no thanks; that's not for me; I'll just stay a Californian.'" 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. "Information leaks were always a problem in the years I was private secretary, partly because ihe press then had such free access to the governor. 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