Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 23, 1974 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 23, 1974
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Norrhw«*f Arkoiwot TIMES, Thurs., May 13, 1974 r*V(TTIVILLI, A Watergate May Threaten GOP Growth In Deep South growing strength in the By TBE ASSOCIATED PRESS ubUc may b* willing to r»--n a ;. Some Southern Republicans ' -My Watergate and related developments may diminish the ·OOP's South. The area has shown a strong 'trend toward the Republican brand o( conservatism in recent years, and President Nixon has freceived warm welcomes in Southern cities. ! But the possibility that Wa ;terga'te may have changed all (that has some Republican wor ;ried. ; "We would have advanced · further; we may have moved -·long more easily if we didn' ;have Watergate" said Jerry ^ Thomas, Democrat turned Re ^publican who is expected to run 'tar governor of Florida this :year. ! U.S. Rep. David Treen, R- ;ia., said he thought Watergate ; "will have the effect of tempo- ;rarily retarding the growth o ;the party in. Louisiana. But 'don't think ii will weaken it.' ! "If it had not been for Water ! gate, we would have had some Ivery prestigious switchovers in '.Florida," added stale chairman ;L,E. "Tommy" Thomas Cum -lated lo Jerry Thomas). Bui, jaddeii, "I think it'll pick ba ;up. Most people in Florida ar · conservatives.. ." ; STILL CONSERVATIVE ; Few will say so for th ;record, but several Republic a ; leaders admit they would fee ; more comfortable entering t h '1974 general elections with Vic I President Gerald Ford in the · While House ralher than Presi- ident Nixon. I One leading North Carolina [ R e p u b l i c a n , requesting \ anonymity, even said it would ;be "thrilling" if Nixon stepped ; down and Ford became presi- · dent. ' Another North Caroline party : spokesman, state chairman I Thomas S. Bennett, said it "is t difficult to say whether Ford ; would help us . . . In light of Ilhe , transcripts TJ say the '.President has many more min ;nses than Ford has. but I'm not ··in a position to speculate ·who I'd rather see as Presi- ' dent." '. A prominent Georgia Re^ publican, who also 'asked not to ;be identified, indicated he was .'embarrassed by the tran- ' scripts. · "I was chagrined, red-facet' ·about the whole situation," he 'said. "I was shocked by the '. language. The shame of t h e ', whole thing is bhat if he had !)aid all the cards on the table Ito begin with, peopl« would *have accepted it." ; "I'd say yes," the Georgia 'Republican continued. "He · (Ford) Is more acceptable po Sliltcally lhan President Nixon.' I Bul others disagreed. I CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES ; "We have to look to who' ;there," said Jerry If they vote for impeachment, crals who vole split tickets wi!l,G. Martin of North Carolina's 9lh congressional district. "I don't expect to be able to campaign on the issues I'd like defense, inflation, energy," in especially difficult posl lions. While Democrats can fol- lem this year in both parties." change for the best. they turn off loyal Republicans lose 25 per cent of Ihe who still support Nixon. If they comes to vote on impeachment, vote whichever way I go on im- many independents ate in which the people want THURS.-FRI.-SAT. OPEN DAILY 9:00-10:00; CLOSED SUNDAY he adds. "But since Archibald Cox was Ilred, I've made speeches about those things and it doesn't mailer. The press always asks a question on impeachment and li'oat's what th« stones are about. But Treen said he feels that "Where you have an incumbent, the Issue is his record \ ihown mMt o* IjtcMd I hi ufety ip*dfle»ttoni «t by Iht American Ntttonal Stinefaicf* Inning* (ANSI) ind th« Outdoor Powtr ntlltuta {OPEU. Thomas _ "Richard Nixon was electe ' overwhelming by the peonle Tof Florida and he's carryini tout what he considers to be : I mandate the best way he can ;If the election were held todaj · between Nixon and McGovern ·Richard Nixon iwould · again." · Clarke Red. chairman of th ! Mississippi Republican party Jsairt he is "more comfortabl Iwith Nixon, Nixon Is a mor · known quantity." · Bob Shaw, Georgia GO: '·chairman, says the Watergat '·Image "may be found in leamps. And many incumbent :may hear that image and th TERMITES? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Roaches, Ants, Spiden, etc COMMERCIAL t RESIDENTIAL . LATEX WALL PAINT ia 3 Days Only GoU Fost-drying, woshoble lolex point bos no painty odor, Lead-free. Apply over all types of walls. White end colors. LATEX HOUSE PAINT Our R«s. 4.4* 3 Days Only Resists peeling, blistering onvnood, masonry, asbestos siding. Dries dust- iree. White and custom tinted color.v OIL-BASE PAINT Our Reg. 6,44 3 Days Only Col. 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