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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - October 4, 1976, Bakersfield, California national Wire service poll sees Republicans have a chance of adding 1-3 Senate seats and up to 10 House seats in Page fi Negotiators for the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company Indicate they may be on the threshold of a Page 2 state ' Growers are collecting funds to fight Proposition 14 four times as fast as Cesar Chavez and Page 5 A crisis may be approaching which could threaten the long-term water supply for many especially Page 2 local Lake Street residents still have a In an alley following Friday's Page 7 Record crowd Saturday boosts Kern County Fair attendance near 1975 Page 7 Good afternoon Inside today Business and Finance 16 24 15 10 Metropolitan Section 7 2 19 3 11 2 23 2 23 2 Vital 29 sports James Harris passes for record 43fi yards to load Rams to 31-28 win over Miami Pago 11 Kansas City's Hal McRae injects racial factor into determination of American League batting Page 11 Vol. 90 No. 278 3 SECTIONS OCTOBER 4, 1976 30 PAGES 15 Butz resigns over racial says action his own WASHINGTON of He then released a statement in with high moral who insists Before to see Ford WASHINGTON of Agriculture Earl L. embattled over voicing an obscene racial resigned Butz himself announced his departure after meeting with President Ford in the Oval Office at the White have just submitted my letter of resignation to the and he has Butz told reporters in the press was completely my own he is what I and Mrs. Butz felt would be in the best interests of the President and his election Butz declared that this was price I pay for a used in a private Butz emphasized that at no time was pressure put on him by the White House to He then released a statement in which he said is the price I pay for a gross indiscretion in a private The use of a bad racial commentary in no way reflects my real The explosive remarks were made on an airplane after the Republican National Convention in Their subsequent publication landed Butz in hot water last when he was officially reprimanded by and triggered numerous calls for his Democratic presidential contender Jimmy Carter charged that failure to fire Butz on the spot displayed a lack of In his statement Butz said that taking this I hope to remove even the appearance of racism as an issue in the Ford Ford is a decent man with high moral who insists that every American be treated equally and with Butz In his letter of Butz told the sincerely apologize for any offense that may have been caused by the unfortunate choice of language used in a recent conversation and reported Asked what he would do Butz for President He said the resignation should not be taken as a sign that the administration's farm policies could is why farmers should support Gerald Ford in the lie is why I will continue to work tirelessly for his Butz declined to answer any other Before going to see Butz canceled a speaking engagement at Camp scheduled later in the according to Ford campaign aides in The speech was to be made instead by Assistant Secretary John who would become acting secretary If Butz An Agriculture Department source told The Associated Press today that the President had left it solely up to Butz himself as to whether the secretary stays on the According to the Butz was asked to make up his own then let the President was quoted as telling some black plant workers today that Butz was telling a with the offensive language but had been punished with Friday's White House spokesmen declined to confirm that the choice had been left entirely in White House see 2 scene Diverse bands strike up tune in Lori Brock Junior Museum Opening at the Year benefit show Page 19 Father of American book review Page 20 business Financial dealings of an Argentine family on four continents are probed as huge losses loom In collapse of two Page 16 Auto officials warn there won't be any 197R models if standards are not Page 16 opinion Kern County residents prepare for another outpouring of compassion of people helping Page 10 Justice is swift and sure in Damascus in marked contrast to New York Page 10 EARL BUTZ resigns over slur Humphrey surgery looms WASHINGTON - Sen. Hubert H. plans to enter a New York City hospital probable major surgery to correct a bladder his physician said Dr. W. Dabney Jarman said in a statement that Humphrey was to enter Memorial Hospital later today for treatment of a bladder tumor condition previously described as a borderline form of his last checkup in which a changing character of a bladder Sen. Humphrey has undergone a series of tests at Bethesda Naval Hospital which confirmed the necessity of this Jarman are that surgery will be performed later this who served as vice president under Lyndon underwent radiation treatments three years ago for the bladder He also received cancer prevention drugs until last 65, is seeking re-election to the Senate and also has announced his candidacy for the post of Senate majority Earlier this when he was considering becoming an active candidate for the Democratic presidential Humphrey released a medical report that said the condition had remained stable and that his general health was Until he entered the hospital this weekend for Humphrey was described as being in good spirits and maintaining a normal Spanish aide slain by fire Spain - Gunmen today assassinated a member of the powerful 17-member Council of the Spain's highest consultative in a submachine gun attack in the Basque the Spanish news agency Europa Press The unidentified assailants fired on the Juan Maria de Araluce y from an auto in the city of San Sebastian and then roared the report Several other persons were Police did not immediately place responsibility for the killing but the attack was the in the style of the left-wing separatist group ETA - the Basque Homeland and Liberty It came a week after ETA announced at a news conference in France that it was not going to abandon its armed Araluce y Villar also was the president of the Council of the of which San Sebastian is the held one of the two seats for local administrators in the Council of the Police sources said the politician was attacked as he left his Near an outspoken right-wing general who is being eased out of active service by Spain's reformist government drew cheers and applause today at a big memorial service for late Generalissimo Francsico the Spanish news agency Europa Press It said that besides giving vocal support to Gen. Carlos Iniesta Cano the crowd of more than 3,000 also shouted for the army and for the memory of The service was held at the Valley of the Fallen monument where Franco is buried in the mountains north of It marked the day of Franco's Francis of and was organized by some of his family members and Court upholds access ruling WASHINGTON I - The Supreme Court today dismissed claims by California landowners that their property rights are violated by a state regulation requiring them to admit union organizers onto their land to recruit farm The justices acted in a brief rejecting the appeal from a state Supreme Court decision upholding the Agricultural Labor Relations Board The approved in August 1975. allows union organizers to enter a farm or vineyard to recruit workers and discuss union issues during breaks and lunch Organizers may not disrupt The regulation was approved by the only one day alter the Capt. Glenn Bakersfield Fire gives Mark 11, sixth grader at Longfellow a demonstration of fire Mark was selected from Bakersfield City School District students as honorary fire marshal for Fire Prevention which runs through He will accompany firemen on visits to city schools this week in fire prevention - board was created as a means of winning labor peace during a Fight for farmworker members in California's fields between the United Farmworkers and the Teamsters Several growers immediately filed suit to have the law declared They pointed to past U.S. Supreme Court and said union organizers could recruit on the property only if there was no other reasonable means of reaching the The growers said the regulation was too and deprived landowners of their property rights without due process of in a 4-3 the California Supreme Court upheld the regulation as limited economic regulation of the use of real property imposed for the public Ford gives major tax revision OK WASHINGTON - President Ford today signed a massive tax revision saying that he disagreed with many of its but this legislation is positive and long The five-inch thick which Ford signed in an Oval Office extends all tax cuts at least through 1977 and makes thousands of other changes ranging from an Increased new minimum tax to expanded tax breaks for working parents and the Ford said he was pleased with action in raising the minimum tax and in curbing some tax and was that Congress had approved relief from estate taxes which he said he had Ford criticized Congress for failure to approve his proposed extra billion in individual tax will again urge Congress next year to further reduce the tax burden on Americans by increasing the personal income tax exemption from to Ford said he also would propose that Congress grant new accelerated depreciation tax breaks for industry investing in new plant and equipment in areas of high plus other proposals in the area of formation and broadened stock In the he the legislation he signed go a long way toward providing common sense and equity in our tax Several new tax advantages are opened by the notably for railroads and But a number of including curbs on some tax already have tax lawyers searching for new ways to shelter their income from the IRS Developed over three years by congressmen and staff subjected to intense lobbying by both reformers and special it is the first major revision of tax law since 1969. Ford announced in his first debate with Jimmy Carter that he would sign the but blasted Congress for failing to grant an additional billion tax cut he had tax writing committees ignored that proposed cut because most of the extra billion would have gone to and Even Ford's strongest see 2 A UTTIE LEARY 77MotAftgltlllinf| WHAT IS POSITION OKI
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