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   Ottawa Herald (Newspaper) - October 9, 1976, Ottawa, Kansas                                halftitne show at the OttawaOlathe football game Friday night was presented by the Ottawa High School baton twirlers and flag twirlers with songs like Free Ride and For the game story and pictures see Page OTTAWA HERALD OCTOBER KANSAS 66067 80 243 15 Cents 8 Pages Not The Best Of Weeks For Fords Campaign By The Associated Press It was President Fords turn to be on the defense this week first about Earl Butz and lat er about his own performance in his debate with Democrat Jimmy The controversy over Butz started Friday with the dis closure that he had made some obscene remarks about On Butz resigned as secretary of Carter criticized Fords han dling of the saying he should have fired the who had reprimanded compared the remarks to Carters comment during the primaries that he wanted to preserve the ethnic purity of Carter apolo gized for that The question of Butz didnt come up in the debate on Wednesday the second of three sponsored by the League of Women Voters because the topics were limited to for eign policy and But there were some hard hitting exchanges with both men making a few bloopers as after the first both men claiming suc Fords debate performance caused the most He said there is no Soviet do Arms Treaty Kaput WASHINGTON AP President Ford offered to complete a treaty with the Russians restricting nuclear but he was turned down because the agreement would not have limited cruise high administration officials The relayed to Ford at the White House late last week by Foreign Minister Andrei appears to eliminate chances of com pleting an agreement by elec tion The broached ini tially to Gromyko by Secretary of State Henry was to put aside the cruise mis Thailand Eyes Civilian Regime sile and Russian Backfire bomber since they are in con and complete a treaty on what already has been set This would mean limiting both countries to strategic delivery systems through For the believed to have already exceeded that to it would have meant a re The ceiling also would have held the two powers to 320 missiles with multiple war The Soviets based their rejection on the exclusion of the fastdeveloping cruise missile from the American One of the most promising weapons in the the pilotless missile can be launched by surface ship and submarine and has the capacity to elude earlywarning Negotiations have been snagged for most of the year over the cruise and the Russian Backfire The side has resisted the Soviet argu ment that the Backfire is not a strategic A similar proposal was made to the Russians last win ter and was rejected in a for mal note from Moscow in March on the same ruination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under a Ford Organizations representing Americans of Eastern Eu ropean descent expressed shock Carter said the state ment was a blunder and foreign newspapers were sharply Ford did not retract his Campaigning Thursday in he said the United States has never conceded and never will concede the domination of Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union and is dedicated to helping the area become less dependent on The California trip part of a weeklong journey marked Fords longest campaign ex pedition since Labor Carter has been traveling more extensively and criti cizing Ford for not doing The Democratic candidates current trip is taking him to 10 cities in eight states in five The vice presidential nomi nees took their cues for the campaign from the debate as they prepared for their own confrontation next 290 Agenda 290 Board of Education will meet at in the board meeting room at 420 Its agenda is as follows Action on the proposal to initiate a baseball program at Ottawa High Approval of a new Consideration of a proposal for textbook fee on the Title IV Review the annual audit Consideration of the purchase of a Discuss the following topics League bleacher overnight activity additional trainable mentally retarded class for younger student projects to raise money for the state Kansas Association of School Boards and a recent school meeting in Weather COUNTY clear through Sunday with a warming High today around Low tonight In the High Sunday mid Light northerly wind today becoming light and variable Thailand AP Thailands twodayold military regime released suspected subversives on bail today while the newly appointed prime minister began searching for cabinet ministers for a civilian gov ernment he hopes to form with in two Police arrested about most of them during and after a bloody police attack on leftist demonstrators at Thammasat University on About remained in cus tody Charges against them included insulting the involvment with Communists and illegal possession of The 24man military com mittee that seized power Wednesday continued to run the The new prime Tanin a 49yearold supreme court judge and political science was appointed by King Bhumipol Adulyadej after being selected Friday by Sangad head of the military Let us join hands to bring our Thai boat country out of a storm and darkened sea to calm waters brightened by de mocracy under the Tanin told the nation in a televised He said that during the next two weeks the National Re form Council military com mittee will have to administer the country while I am forming a new Tanin Mad not been active in party politics but served one term in the national legislative assembly in 197475 after being chosen by the king as a nonpar ty Like Tanin has a reputation as an outspoken critic of Since 1973 he has urged support for the containment of Asias Communist After a twoday ban on news the military council began granting press licenses on a selective So far 51 daily papers and SO weekly magazines have received per mission to continue leaving most Thai publications still shut Winters Committee Satisfied With Audit AP The Legislative Post Audit Com mittee took no action Friday on a controversial audit report on the state treasurers We have given the people a fair and accurate said Wint chairman of the committee after reviewing the I have no public funds with which to pay for another au Democratic officeholder Joan who is running for said she was somewhat disappointed a new audit wasnt She did not attend the post audit meet The audit pointed to a lack of communication between Finneys office and the Division of Accounts and plus a changeover in a computer system as responsible for the delay now causing concern over reconciling the states bank ac After it was Winter and Wendell R Overland chairman of the House Ways and Means said they agree with the audit reports conclusion about the cause of the The audit report said the backlog of reconciling the books could lead to fraud going although there was no evidence of fraud or missing money in the The committee generally concluded the next step is for Finney and Keith secretary of the Department of to meet in an effort to develop communication between the two agencies and iron out the No meeting was immediately Finney indicated she doesnt care to see Richard the state post auditor who she ordered out of her of fice last Monday when he came at her invitation to discuss the preliminary The report was finalized without correc tions she apparently and was released She said she remains con vinced Brown was encouraged by not the post audit issue a politicallybiased report on her Finney repeated her be lief the administration of Re publican Robert Ben nett is out to get her ousted from Bennett has denied he is out to get Brown has emphasized he was hired by the post audit a bipartisan and that he is answerable to no one Both Winter and Lady strongly defended Brown and his staff as having conducted a thoroughly professional audit of Finneys Area Among Fortunate With Vaccine AP The swine influenza vaccine in noculatlon program has gotten off to a stuttering start in Kan The says Donald dierector of the bu reau of epidemiology in the state Deportment of Health and is the slowness with which the stale is receiving its allocation of Through WIIcox the state had received only slightly more than one fourth of its allocation of flu Wilcox said he didnt know why the vaccine shipments are not coming in any Only four counties had begun giving shots to their elderly and high risk residents by Franklin and to reports reaching the state Department of Health and State officials estimated only a couple thousand shots had been administered through public facilities by weeks Many more counties are ex pected to crank up public clin ics this coming The supply definitely is not enough so Wilcox It has been practically Impos sible for the counties to have community clinics operating with only a fraction of their doses They are con cerned with having to turn people away when they dont have the Of the more populous coun only Shawnee County was expected to have its public clinic for the elderly and high risk residents operational by then only with the cooperation of public health officials in Johnson and Wyandotte he Those three counties agreed to let Shawnee County have some of their vaccine so it could start its public clinic Sat Theres a little unhappiness but they Wilcox Johnson and Wyandotte had their allotments made up by but shifting the vaccine to Shnwncc County initially apparently delayed opening public clinics in the other thrw large The program received considerable publicity last Monday when Robert Bennett and members of his cabinet received their Many of the stntcs residents may have to unit another month for Because of the luck of suf ficient vaccine in the Wilcox We recommend they utilize what they had by taking care of the nursing homes and high risk persons now and delay giving the shots to the general public until they have a larger Virtually nil counties may be able to start on nursing home patients and the high risk per elderly and those with certain ailmentsthis coming but have had to hold off opening general public Kansas has been allotted million Wilcox but by Friday had received only If the state gets the mil lion Wilcox they should be sufficient to take care of all Kansans who want the decision is made to innoculate children as Evidence so far is that the shots would not afford those under 17 enough protection to moke them How Wilcox said there is dis cussion of giving children two and if this were done the million doses for Kansas would not be It would crente all sorts of problems if the decision is made to give the flu shots to Wilcox The stete estimates there are million Kansans eligible for the flu so if million shots are it would mcean about 73 per cent of the population had been in Wilcox said he would consider a 60 per cent in noculation really If we get 60 per Ill be he State officials hope the pro gram can be completed in Kan sas by the end of China Tabs New Leader HONG KONG AP Pre mier Hua Kuofeng has been appointed chairman of the Chi nese Communist party to re place the late Mao according to wall posters put up in foreign residents of the city reported Foreign residents contacted by telephone from Hong Kong said the which ap peared In Peking this after called on the people to unite around the partys Cen tral Japans Kyodo news service said Hua had also been named chairman of the military com Both posts were held by Mao until his death 9 at the age of Kyodo said Hua would resign the premiership and pick his own in that which was held by Chou Enlai until his death last Kyodo said the decision was taken by the Central Political Bureau of the The residents reached by telephone said people in Peking did not appear surprised by the There is no great ex citement among the people and the mood of the city is quiet as one foreign resident The foreign residents said they did not know if the wall posters have also appeared in other Chinese One resident said he did not see any particularly large crowds reading the I did not see the posters my self but was told of them by my Chinese another for eign resident Chinas official Hsinhua news agency said the Chinese government has de cided to build a memorial hall to honor In a broadcast monitored in Hsinhua said the crystal sarcophagus containing Maos body will be placed in the memorial to be built in the UAW Confident Of Settlement DETROIT AP Union officials say theyre confident that striking Ford Motor including independentminded skilled will ratify a new threeyear contract in voting that begins this United Auto Workers Presi dent Leonard Woodcock and Vice President Ken Bannon said Friday they believe the pact will be But Woodcock added that the tra desmen machinists and other nonassembly line workers can block it and extend the 25dayold strike even if a majority of the production workers approve the The union is conducting separate ratification votes in an attempt to placate the who rejected the 1973 national contract and forced the union to renegotiate   

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