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In The White House Liberty Suited For New Home WASHINGTON (AP) - The new inhabitant of the While House reportedly has the perfect temperament for the situation: "Not tha least bit ner- vous or high strung. 1 So says trainer Rachel Friedburg of Liberty, the Ford family's new dog. Mrs. Friedburg, who says she Ella Grasso Handshaking Her Way To Congressional Victory HARTFORD Conn. (AP) Glasses perched on a head of tousled short brown hair, Ella Grasso is smiling and handshaking her way to a predicted Democratic victory in Connecticut's gubernatorial race. "Hello, my dear-" the 55- year-old congresswoman says in greeling elderly elevator operators, fellow politicians and virtualy everyone else encountered on the campaign trail. U.S. Rep. Robert Steele, 35, Mrs. Grasso's Republican opponent, trailed by 18 points in a public opinion poll taken in late September. Many political veterans of both parties expect Steele to carry only his own congressional district in rural eastern Connecticut and the traditionally Republican bedroom suburbs bordering the New York metropolitan area. Mrs. Grasso would be Connecticut's first woman governor and the first woman in any state to win the office without help trom her husband's political coattails. But her sex isn't an issue in this campaign, ONE FACTOR "I thought this might have been a factor because I had been told it would be," she said early in the race. "The phenomenon seems to be discussed more in the national press than in Connecticut." Steele, a two-term representative known for a painfully firm handshake and a keen understanding of how to develop a desirable image in the news media, is cautious in attacking Mrs. Grasso personally. ' "He knows that if he looks like he's hitting a lady he's going to lose a lot of votes," said one key Republican. Mrs. Grasso emphasized her 22 years in government, as congresswoman, Connecticut secretary of the state and state legislator. But past ties also are a liability. Steele has linked her to deficit spending of previous Demo cratic administrations and has said the current Grasso platform would force a higher state sales tax or a stale income tax. Steele's charges of Democratic Â· overspending and higher taxes kept Mrs. Grasso on the defensive during August and September. But on Oct. 3 she leveled charges that the state Public Utilities Commission has allowed power companies to charge customers $19 million Photo Exhibit To Begin At UA An exhibit of Bob Zehring's underwater photographs will be dislayed in the Arkansas Union Gallery for two weeks accord- Ing to Jack Mahan, chairman of the Arkansas Union Arts Committee. The exhibit will ba open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. week days beginning Monday and continuing through Nov. 1. Zehring, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force is stationed at Norton Air Force Base in California. He is director of documentation photography for the Air Force's Aerospace Audiovisual Service. For the past ten years, he has been working in news and information activities, including four years with the space program at Cape Kennedy, a year with t h e Saigon headquarters staff in Vietnam, and four years as public informaton director of the Pacific Air Forces with headquarters in Honolulu. Hawaii. A native of Mishawaka, Ind., the photographer holds a fine arts and physical education degree from Ball State University !n Muncie Ind. Zehring does free-lance writ- Ing and photography in his spare time, mostly for travel and adventure subjects. He has won awards in international photography competitions and was featured in the 1974 Nikon Camera World Calendar with the July page showing a surfer challenging a giant "Banzai Pipeline" wave off Hawaii's north shore. In 1970 and 1971. he was chairman of the international sea meetings, "Innerspace Pacifiea", held in Honolulu and rceived the 1971 "Diver of the Year" award. He was lead photographer for two underwater photo-exploration expeditons to Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, photographing the Japanese ships sunk there in 1944-45. Driver Killed MALVERN , Ark. (A !P) -State Police said Hughie H. White, 56, of Hot Springs was killed Tuesday when the small foreign car he was driving struck a tractor-trailer's trailer wheels near here. The accident occurred on Arkansas 51 a half mile northwest of the Jones Mill. McKesson-Bexel F A L L S A L E V4 Price thru Nov. 30 too much lo cover the rising cost of oil lo generate eletric- ity. The utilities and the commission deny there have been overcharges but admit that the oil has not cost as much per kilowatt hour of power as customers have been billed for. The new issue caught the Steele campaign off guard. Three weeks later, Steele pro posed virtually the same plan as Mrs. Grasso to regulate utilities more effectively. Despite the 18-point gap in the poll and the Grasso often sive on electric bills, Sleele says he's optimistic. "That poll showed an un precedented number of people 22 per cent, undecided on how they would vote," he said las week. "There's every indication we're gaining fast, will catch up Nov. 2 and win by 20,000 Nov. 5," he added. as trained thousands of dogs, inds Liberty "absolutely un- anny." She says, for instance, jibcrty is doing extremely well n getting on and off the presi- cntial helicopter. "Never before has a presi- [ential dog got on a helicopter or the first time without being nuzzled or held down," Mrs. '"riedburg says she was told. But Liberty "just bounded aboard" while its rotor blades were whirling noisily above. Amid all the excitement and people at the White House, she iays the dog has managed to mow and have a s p e c i a l elationship with her new owners. The President hired Mrs. ^riedburg, a dog breeder and trainer, to provide a month of obedience lesons for their new dog. Since Oct. 14, she has been putting Liberty through her Daces at morning and afternoon sessions, fifteen minutes ol raining alternated with 15 minutes of play for the friendly, new White House pet. Mrs. Friedburg, of Mount Vernon, Va., says the month old golden retriever is doing very well. The Fords plan to take Liberty on the helicopter on their next trip to the presidential re treat at Camp David, Md., anc aboard Air Force One when they go to a Christmas visit to Vail, Colo. Mrs. Friedberg says she's een coaching President and Mrs. Ford and .their daughter "usan in working with the dog. Eventually she'll transfer the raining of the dog entirely to he family. The President wasn't doing oo well when seen by reporters Sunday trying to get Liberty to respond lo shouted commands Liberty preferred romping amid the reporters and cam eramen. The President and Susai have been walking and working with their dog. Mrs. Ford has practiced training Liberty ii ihe family quarters, where shi is recuperating from cancel surgery. "They're like an ordinar; family who adore their dog,' Mrs. Friedburg said of thi Fords, who have had two othe: golden retrievers before Liber ty. The Fords have had the! new dog since Oct. 4. In threi weeks' time, everyone seems t have taken to Liberty, excep perhaps the Fords' Siamesi cat. Shan. The cat and dog "are at ; standoff,' 1 says Mrs. Griedbur^ "Shan doesn't quite trust Liber And Susan is in the middl between the two pets. Bot sleep in her third-floor be room, Mrs. Friedburg reports But Shan has been with th Fprds longer and she sleeps o the bed. Doesn't Deter Candidate TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Vhen George Nalloy wheels his :ongressional campaign into ligh gear, chances are good hat he is talking about having lis wheelchair pushed a little aster. The Republican member of he Tacorna City Council is rattling five-term incumbent r loyd V. Hicks for the stale's 6th Congressional District seat. Crippled in a surfing accident while serving in the Marines during World War II. Nalley is meeting the issue of his handicap head-on--and is attempting to turn it into a plus. "I don't want to hide it," Nalley. 51, said in a recent interview. "I can't. But we decided to really publicize it this year." Nalley's brochures are filled with photos of him in his wheelchair. One brochure says. "George Nalley sils in a wheelchair. So what makes him think oe elected to Con- Hnme Builder; Back N Â»Â«hwÂ«*t AriÂ«,nÂ»Â« TIMES, wed., oet. 23, 1974 .* 3 nUlllC DUIIUCIj DfltH FAYlTTtVILLI, ARK*MtAÂ» Amendment 55 LITTLE ROCK (API -- The Arkansas Home Builders Association Board has voted unanimously to support the proposed constitutional Amendment 55. The measure would establish an independent commission to recommend the level of salaries for officers in the execu tive and legislative branches of state government. The salaries currently are limited by the state Constitution. The association said the proposal should be approved Â·main- ly because the salaries of the governor and other constitutional officers are the lowest in the country and the pay of legislators ranks 45th. "The first question my staff has lo ask when we're asked to speak is, 'How 'many steps are there?'" he saicl. "We have to turn down some events because we simply can't get inlo the building or room." Nalley says he's delected no backlash by people who think bis condition might keep him from doing a congressman's job. he can gress? 1 ' It lists his qualifications and ideas on top issues as an answer to his own question. "My biggest handicap is that people think I don't get around." Nalley says. "But I'm very active. I go to all the fairs, I visit the ports and all the shopping centers." Nalley, who retired 11 years ago from his family's food company, admits his handicap causes some campaign problems. "You don't have to get hoi low-eyed and watch television all day just because you an crippled," he said. "You don' have to be institutionalized.' Coon Wants PSC Elected By Popular Vote LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Ken !;oon, the Republican candidate 'or governor, said Tuesday that Arkansans should consider choosing the members of the stale Public Service Commission by popular election. The three members of the PSC, which regulates public utilities, now are appointed by the governor and serve stag- (ered terms. 'Coon said he believed popular election of the commissioners would make the PSC more' re sponsible to the public. He stopped short of a firm endorsement of the concept saying, "This idea can work only if the majority of Arkan sans want it." Coon asked voters to discuss the subject, then notify him ol their views. Coon told a news conference outside the Justice Building where the PSC is conducting a hearing on Arkansas Power Light Co.'s proposed $38.6 mil lion rate increase, that publii service commissioners weri elected in Louisiana and Ten nesseo. Under his suggestion, Coon aid, each commissioner would ;erve a six-year term. The erms would be staggered to expire at two-year intervals. Coon did not criticize the current commissioners. In fact, hi said they were doing a good iob. "Therefore, they could run "or election at the end of their existing terms," he said. Under his concept, Coon said, 'Any hint or possibility of favoritism for either - the utility companies (or the consumers) would be removed. The possibility that any governor could control the PSC would also be removed if the commissioners were elected." Under the current system. Coon said, a governor who served two terms would appoint two of the three commissioners. Coon, who met two busloads of El Dorado residents coming to the APL hearing, did not attend the hearing and said he did not know if the proposed Social Security Office Postpones Relocation The Social Security office at Evelyn Hills Shopping Center will not move into the new Federal Building until further notice. The move was set for Friday cf this week but has been postponed because space in the new building is not ready. 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