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Color Country Spectrum (Newspaper) - November 3, 1976, Saint George, Utah IS C Color Country Spectrum Local forecast Cedar City: Fair through Thursday with continued mild days; low tonight 35: highs mid 70s. St. George: Fair through Thursday with mild days: low tonight 37: highs upper 70s. Wednesday, Novembers, 1976 The printed voice of Utah's booming Southwest! Volume 13 Number 183 Utah: Fair through Thursdax with continued mild days: lows tonight 20s to mid highs 6tts and lower 70s, iiimiiiiiiimyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiimm Carter wins by narrow marg WASHINGTON (UPI) Democrat Jimmy Carter, marching out of Georgia with a pledge to restore the nation's founding principles, narrowly ousted Gerald Ford from the presidency today in a patternshattering election. Carter will take office Jan. 20 as the nation's 39th president and the first of its third century. To w in. he put the Solid South and just enough of the industrial North into the Democratic column to give him and running-mate Walter Mondale a narrow but conclusive popular and electoral vote victory. He will have a solidly Democratic Congress to work with in attempting to redeem his campaign promises of tax reform, government reorganization, and federal intervention on the side of the poor and disadvantaged. In one of the closest electoral vote decisions in a century. California went narrowly for Ford and Carter apparently took Ohio by fewer than 700 votes four'million cast as results trickled in after dawn. Carter appeared before a cheering crowd in an Atlanta convention hall shortly after 3 a.m. EST to claim his victory and declare that Americans "are now ready to see our nation unified." "It's time to tap the tremendous strength, vitality, idealism, hope, patriotism and sense of brotherhood and sisterhood in this country to unify our country and make it great once Carter said. The a.m. EST national vote for president with 98 per cent out of 178.159) of the precincts reported-Popular Vote Pet Carter: 51 Ford: McCarthy: Maddox: 166.7770 Carter won 24 states with 297 electoral votes. Ford won 27 states with 241 electoral votes. Ford had won 25 states with 192 electoral votes, and was leading in two states with 49 electoral votes. When Carter finally put together enough votes to win. Ford was in a position to make the election the closest since 1876, when Republican Rutherford Hayes was awarded the presidency by a single vote in an disputed election decided bv a special commission. The popular vote appeared to be the closest since 1968, which Richard Nixon won by 510.000. The 1976 election was close because neither candidate could dominate the big electoral states. Carter won New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida and Massachusetts, hut Ford got New Jersey, Michigan, Indiana and Virginia. Carter ail but swept the South, beating Ford in every state of the Old Confederacy except Virginia. He also rolled up the border states Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia. Maryland, and Delaware. But Ford gobbled up the western mountain states and split with Carter in the Farm Belt, taking Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and both Dakotas. white the former Georgia governor carried Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ford waited for the results in the White House and retired before UPI first flashed the news that Carter had won. Carter got the returns in Atlanta, the Georgia capital from which he launched his unorthodox assault on the presidency two years ago. Carter, "trained as a naval officer and nuclear physicist, now makes his living as a peanut warehouse operator. Throughout the winter and spring. Carter won primarv after primary over a long list of nationally known Democratic hopefuls. He then dominated the most peaceful and unified national convention the Democrats have had in more than a decade, and came out of Madison Square Garden with a lead in the national polls that seemed unbeatable. But Ford, the 13-term Michigan congressman who came to the presidency by succeeding Richard M. Nixon and Spiro T. Agnew. the first president and vice president ever to resign their offices, put together a comeback campaign that pulled him almost even with Carter by election day. The 63-vear-old conservative midwesterner first had to fight off a determined bid for the GOP nomination by former Gov. Ronald Reagan and then catch up with his Democratic opponent. He did it by remaining in the White House projecting a "presidential" image during most campaign and then emerging with an allstops- out barnstorming tour that concentrated on the bie states where Carter was most vulnerable The campaign was full of unique elements. Ford was the first president ever to come to office without having run for the office or for vice president. Carter was the first native of the South except for Lyndon B. Johnson to win a major party presidential nomination since Woodrow Wilson, a New Jersey resident born in Virginia, in 1916. Ivan Mathecon __wins unopposed Garth. returned Grant J wins James Clark __new commissioner RaySchmutz wins in district Q. Murray Webfc wins again Jerry Lewis solid win GOP sweeps Washington, Iron Counties at Iron County election is Republicans claim wins in all Washington County races PAROWAN-The votes were counted and local races of- fered few surprises for Iron County residents. A last-minute write-in campaign for state senator, a close vote tally and the suspense of waiting for the final vote counts from made things interesting for the candidates. says practice discriminates By DENNIS ROWLEY Spectrum Staff Writer CEDARCITY A Utah Power and Light official urged the Utah Public Utilities Commission to file a legal suit against the federal government. Sid Baucon. senior vice president of the company, urged the commission to join the attorney general in the consideration to file the suit against the government for the practice of supplying power to preferred customers from federal power sites Baucon told the commission that private power companies are not able to buy power from Glen Canyon Dam because of the policy of giving municipal and rural electric associations preferred status in the sale of eleclrictyHe claims the sale of the cheaper power to municipal systems discriminates against the citizens wno are under private power systems such as Caiirornia-PaciHc Utilities. Baucon was before the hearing between the utility commission and Cal-Pac where the power company is trying to gain approval for a rate increase in Cedar City. Utah Pow er was askecl Jo appear to explain its roll in the contracts made with Cal-Pac for supplying power and the construction of a new transmission hne from Sigurd sisubstation to the Iron Countv line Utah Power's position is that even if Cal-Pac took over ownership of the line after repaying Utah Power as some critics of Cal-Pac have requested, it would not be in as good a position economically as it is without the line. Questions into the legality of the contract were raised by representatives of the Division of Public Utilities. local farmers and the attorney general's office. They indicated they felt the contract should have been submitted to the Public Utilities Commission before authorization was given. Further testimonv and cross-examination continue today with some indications that the hearing of the rate increases mav conclude ._ .._ increases requested by Cal-Pac have been modified to total 48 per cent A 35-per cent increase tentatively has been approved i in three of the four cases before the commission. The commission is expected to make those increases per- manent and will consider an additional increase of 10.16 per cent in the case relating lo the new transmission line. A pass- through increase of 3.445 per cent is also under consideration in a case where no increases have been approved. Cal-Pac officials indicated the status of power generation facilities in the Cedar City area are under study, and it is likely those plants will be removed The cost of generating power with those plants, officials said, is three limes the current costs of buying power. Ivan Matheson, unopposed in his bid for state senator, got a last-minute challenge from Hal Adams. Adams- Ivan Matheson. unopposed in his bid for state senator, got a last-minute challenge from Hal Adams. Adams' wnte-in bid won him 546 votes. This was not nearly enough votes to overcome the total of 4.728 votes for Matheson. Much closer was the race in the county school board Precinct 4 between Gwyn Clark and Ardeen Childs. Clark took 899 votes to win. but Childs Dulled close with a 859 total- Iron County followed closely the voting patterns of the Stateo of Utah as a whole in giving Gerald Ford. Scott Matheson. Orrin Hatch. Dan Marriott. David Monson. Robert Hansen and Richard Jensen their margins of victory in the state- Iron County went for Stanford Darger. but state tallies put his Democratic opponent in the seat- In the state representative race covering and Kane Counties, incumbent Garth Jones walked way easily with another victory against Vivian Little and Bert Eastman. County Commission races went to the Republicans as James Clark and Grant Seaman were lelected. Other winners in the county school board races were: Frehner over Reagan. Precinct 1: Hallerman over Mor- lensen. Precinct 2: Rollo beat Perkins. Precinct 3. and Overson won unopposed in Precinct 5. Stale school board incumbent Steve Garrett was also victorious over challenger Dallas Greener. Iron County voter approved the state constitutional amendment lowering the legal voting age in the state to 18 years while they defeated the other three initiatives Utah election wrapup By Bill Cooper Spectrum Staff Writer ST. GEORGE Republicans reclaimed Washington County Com- mission and State Representative seats here Tuesday night, as voters cast ballots for GOP candidates in all state, and local seats, plus went strongly for Gerald Ford in the President's race. Ford claimed 5927 votes to 1889 for Jimmy Carter as 79.5 per cent of the registered voters cast ballots in the Countv. Incumbent G. Murray Webb. Republican, was returned to office picking up 59.6 per cent of the vote, 4863. to Democrat Edna Mae Samp- son's 3299. Jerry Lewis. Republican, newcomer to the commission race swept the county, picking up the largest percentage of the votes of any local candidate, as he captured 63 per cent of the final tally. 5204 votes, to 2946 for Democrat opponent Ron Nelson. The commission race became the most heated race in the final week of the campaign, as the recent hospital sale was made a major issue by the two Democratic candidates. The commission race had a larger spread than in the primary for both GOP candidates, as G. Webb narrowly edged Republican opponent John Whitney in the earhar election. "I did my homework this time, and that made the difference." stated Webb, indicating that he spent mut-h more time campaigning throughout the County during the general election. In the race for State Representative from Dixtrict 75. Ray Schrnutz cap- tured 60.36 per cent of vote, with a total of 4894. to MacArthur Wright's final total of 3214. All candiates at the Courthouse Tuesday night expressed gratitude toward campaigning efforts of friends and family, following the final election tally. Republican candidates in the state election fared well in Washington Countv, Vernon Romney. although defeated in the State election, winning in Washington County over opponent Scott Matheson. The race was the closest of any state race in the County however. Ronmey finished with a total vote of 4954. while Matheson captured 3229. In other state races throughout the County. Omn Hatch overpowered Frank E. Moss 5969 to 2212 George Batchelor. American Party Candidate picked up 125 votes, and Steve Trotter. Libertarian candidate, captured 22 votes in the County. Daryl McCarty's last minute write-in sticker campaign effort had little effect in Washington County, as Dan Marriott won overwhelmingly, finishing with 5944 votes. Allan Howaptured 1777 votes, and McCarty only managed 151. In the remaining state races. David Monson finished with 5868 votes to 2120 for David Duncan in the Secretary of State-Lt Governor's race: Robert Hanson balloted Gilbert Athay 6000 to 2026 in the Attorney General's race: Richard Jensen picked up votes to 2J03 for Robert Swan in the State Auditor's race: and Stanford Darger captured 5207 votes to 2607 for Robert Swan. In the Washington County School Board race. John Willie. Sheldon Johnson, and Sherwood Bracken captured posts. Willie beat Dr Robert Coombs 551 to 455 in District three. Johnson captured 1068 votes to 529 for Cleo Atkin to capture the seat in District Uvo. and Sherwood Bracken finished with 816 votes to 541 for Dennis Payne to capture the seat in District one. In the State School Board election. Washington County went for Steven Garrett with 2858 votes to 2O67 for Dallas Greener. In the State Senate Race. District 29. Ivan Matheson. running unopposed, picked up 6287 votes in County. In the balloting for the proposals. Washington County voters went for proposals one. two. three ami against number four. On Prc-posjtion One. the 18 year-old vote. Washington County voters balloted for and 2S44 against- On Initiative Proposal A. the F'.uondation issue, the County voters went 4425 for and and on Initiative Proposal B. She Utah Recall and Advisory Act. the wens 4038 for and .5507 against. The onK proposal to lose in County was, the Budgetary Procedures The voters defeated the mesaure in the County 5333 to 2196 for Hatch unseats Moss in U.S. Senate SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Republican Orrin Hatch, a Reagan conservative, un- seated veteran Democratic Sen. Frank Moss in Tuesday's election and fellow GOP con- servative Dan Marriott ousted scandal-tinged Rep. Allan Howe. To no one's surprise. President Ford swept the state's four electoral votes, defeating Democrat Jimmy Carter by a two to one margin. But the Democrats held on lo the governor's office and Ihe state's other congressional seal as Scolt Matheson and Rep. Gunn McKay rolled to easy victories over their Republican opponents. Republicans won three other major state offices electing David Monson as lieutenant governor. Robert Hansen as attorney general and Richard Jensen as slate auditor. Democrat Linn Baker won a close race lo become slate treasurer, a job he held from 1964 lo Republicans recaptured the Ulah House of Representatives, but the Democrats main- tained a slim majority in the State Senate. Utahns rejected two initialive proposals a public officials" recall law and a proposal lo freeze Ihe slale budgel. But they passed an anti-fluoridalion measure and a con- slitulional amendmenl lowering Ihe voting age lo 18 H >h. 42. rode an anliWashington wave lo viclory in Ihe Senale race. Throughout the campaign, he branded Moss as a big spender who consistently voted for costly social welfare programs pushed by the easlom liberal establishment Former California Gov. RonaUi Keagan drove home the poinl. attacking a "free spending Congress" and endorsing Hatch one-clay campaign through the slalo .1 week before IheeU-i'lion The pollsters falling Ihe race a dead he.-il. but llalrli licat Ihf senator In nulil percentage points, finishing with 53 per cent of the vote to Moss's 45 American Party candidate George Batchelor and Libertarian Steve Trotler attracted less than 2 per cent belw een them Hatch ended Moss's 18 year career in Washington and gave the state two freshmen Republicans in ihe Senate Jake Garn was elected in I97vusucceeding GOP Sen Wallace Bennett Moss. 65. was the number three m.m in the Senate leadership during tho laM congressional lerni. and slro.sM-d his srtuoi ilx throughout Ihe campaign enough xotos." teal till M-naloi replied hen askfd w In he hail loM Moss hail counting on a last numiu- oil! the vote diixe ivmociais to him llu- xictoix luil hoaxx ii-i Koul helped pull llalchaticail "I couldn't ioresee I thought we had a surge in the last few daxs. said the senator "The Ford momentum had to help us. too." said Hatch "Bu! I heiped Ford I gaxe more than 400 speeches tor him 1 think we would have won without it. but no! so big a margin McKay, who won re election to a fourth icrni In defeating Fork airline pilot Joe Kermison, said lie thought Moss had been a ol "Koaaar. lexer in I Kin coupled xxith Ford's and a u-icction ol Hoxvc ol his conxiction on a solicit ing chat laiididaU- i an fi'i-n m'ualui- hut .n a inaltipii-. IK- -i.tk! "lllii Il.tV.- bin l ii-i U ill> III! n Hi ai'.N Wl II ll.H S l< l.i-lull' I ui III ID
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