Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 13, 1974 · Page 64
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 64

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Sunday, October 13, 1974
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·D · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, Oct. 13, 1974 I FAVKTTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Udall Walking For Nomination By KENNETH B. DALECKI TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- At least half a dozen men are already running for presidential the Democratic nomination for 1976, but only one -- Morris K. Udall of Arizona -- is walking. The lanky 6-foot-5 congressman is combining the characteristics of a Don Quixote, Will Rogers and Abraham Lincoln in his so-far low-key quest for a chance to run for the nation's highest office. Many factors would seem to make Udall's political quest akin to Quixote tilting against a windmill. He is hardly known outside the West; his home state has little political muscle; he lacks personal wealth and a statewide office from which to preach his message. He does not have a campaign staff and he displays no consuming obsession to be president. Like Will Rogers, he comes across as a likeable cowboy with a great sense of humor. He does not take himslef too seriously and he freely acknowledges the faults of his own as well as the opposition party. Udall's hometown paper, the (Tuscon) Arizona Daily Star, has described him as a "Lincol- nesque figure." Admirers say his honesty and integrity are unquestioned. His height helped him become a professional bas ketball player for the Denver Nuggets in the late 1040s. RELAXED EFFORT "Mo," as Udall is nicknamed began a relaxed exploration o his presidential chances five months ago after 29 colleagues in the House signed a petition urging him to do so. The peti tion describes Udall as "one p the most effective legislator and engaging personalities i the House" and "a man whose record and leadership ability could have widespread national appeal." - Most signed the petition to push a House member they consider highly qualified into the Senate-dominated presidential sweepstakes. It does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. Until now, the 52-year-old Udall has taken slow steps toward a full-fledged presidential campaign. Since Sen. Edward Kennedy has taken himself out of the field, Udall may nick up the pace. After the Nox'ein- bcr elections, he will decide whether to start running or to drop out. "No one has this (Democratic nominaton) locked up. and I think that is healthy," .Udall said in an interview. Because Democrats have abolished winner-take-all primaries, "it looks Then, when the Democratic onventoin becomes deadlocked ver better known candidates ike Alabama Gov. George Wai- ace and Washington Sen. Heny Jackson, Udall will be in he wings and ready to appear as the "concensus candidate." Who is Mo Udall and w h a t would he do if he sinks h i s outside shot and becomes the democratic nominee? He is the son of a former Arizona Supreme Court Justice and the younger brother of Steward Udall, secretary of in- erior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Rep. David R. Obey, D-Wis., co author of the petition urging lim to run, says he is "a guy willing to stick his nock out once in a while." such as when defied seniority and sought election to House leadership losilion several years ago. He ost, but his effort proved a catalyst for reform within the democratic House caucus. LIBERAL IMAGE Udall cannot disclaim a liberal namelag. He had 100 per cent vote ratings in 1972 from organized labor, the League of Women Voters, the Americans "or Democratic Action and the C o n s u m e r Federation o f America. Last year the National Wildlife Federation dubbed him "Legislator of the Year." He broke with President Johnson over the Vietnam.War while his brother was in the Cabinet. Udall is a Mormon, the father oT six children, an Air Force veteran who rose from private to captain during Pacific service in world War II, a former county attorney, and the pilot of his own airplane despite the lose of an eye in a childhood accident. As a legislative leader he has hampioned expansion of the National Park System cam- sign and House committee re- oim, a national land use policy nd tough strip mine regulation. Udall's dream is to rebuild he Roosevelt coalition of orga- ized labor and ethnics in the ^ o r t h and conservative iouthern Democrats. "I have a theory that we :an't just write off the South inymore," he said. "The loosevelt coalition always had n it the Sourlherri interest on iconomic issues -- highways, lousing, rural development," Udall would re-build the coa- ition -- shattered by the race and war issue -- by concentrat- ng on common economic problems. He sees Southern moderates and Northerners moving closer together. Udall has cosponsored legislation w i t h a moderate approach to school like no one will have a ballot victory," he said. first "The idea of a brokered convention I look at as healthy," he said. "The question will be who can we agree on; who holds the center of gravity?" ·· STUDIES PRIMARIES. Udall has molded his campaign strategy around his vision of the 1976 nominating process If all goes well, Udall will enter a few carefully selected prima ries (Florida, New Hampshire and Wisconsin are likely choi ces outside his Rocky Mountain base) to win some delegates. Udall sees himself as a "Muskie moderate." He want to avoid making enemies and will try to build on his strong following in conservation am political reform circles. bussing. Nevertheless, concedes one Udall admirer who reresents d Southern state, "I would have a hard time selling M o . i n my Udall has travelled t o ' 13 state to meet local Democratic Party leaders, speak on behalf of House colleagues, win atten- :ion from the media and to show you don't have to be a senator or governor to seek the presidency. He feels the television expo sure given members of the House Judiciary Committee during its impeachment hearings and the ascendency of former House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to the presidency has greatly improved the image of congressmen. "Now I don't feel so pretentious," he said. First Woman In Connecticut National Guard Enters OCS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -"I want to be a leader," says Edna Acosta, who has traded typing and filing for rifle train- Ing and pushups at 5:30 a.m. to become a lieutenant in the Connecticut National Guard. The 24-year-old Hartford woman is the first female to attend the guard's Officers Candidate School (OCS), which prepares members for leadership positions. She recently returned from a training session at the guard's Camp. Meskill in Niantic. Miss Acosta has been in the guard 1 'A years, working full time in the recruiting office at the Hartford Armory. This year when the guard opened OCS to ·women, she jumped at the chance to leave her secretarial job. The challenge of dawn exercises, weaponry training, drills, marching and military tactics has made her proud to he the first woman in officers' school. She's done everything her male classmates have done. "Sometimes even better than a lot of them," one male officer :andidate said. The soft-spoken, dark-haired juardswoman came to the Jnited States from Puerto Rico seven years ago. Miss Acosta, vho said she "always wanted o be a WAC," enlisted in the ,-uard in April 1973. She was sent to Ft. McClellan, Ala., for lasic training and Ft. Jackson, S.C., for advanced instruction. She must return to Camp Meskill for one weekend a month and undergo another two weeks of year be- 'ore she is eligible to take a series of tests. If she passes the tests, she will be commissioned second lieutenant. A woman officer is not allowed to command a company o.' troops, so she will probably become an executive afficer performing administrative duties. Being a woman, she also has to do "women's pushups" dius ing physical fitness training. When doiirg "women's pushups" she balances on her knees instead of on her feet so her abdomen isn't strained. "We've got a lot of crazy rales," one lieutenant said. NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES ANNOUNCING THE 24th ANNUAL PERFORMANCE-TESTED BULL SALE Hereford, Angus, Polled Hereford UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS BEEF FARM Fayetteville, Arkansas OCTOBER 17, 1974 1:00 p.m. Sears f Coupon Values! SAVE $1.50 On Any One Record Album With This Coupon LIMIT ONE ALBUM PER COUPON Coupon Good Monday, October 14th, Only 1 «J«J Section With Coupon While 150 Section Last Coupon Good Monday, October 14th, Only SAVE $1 "'; Women's Warm Pajamas Regular - O99 Wifh $3.99 ^ Coupon Up to Sizs 48 Coupon Good Monday, October 14th, Only ; SAVE .3i%X . 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