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Argus (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Fremont, California Sunday Argus vol. Xiv no. 150 797-5275 a Comoli Dantion and continuation of the news Register Fremont Newark California sunday september 26, 1976 80 pages 25 cents fans bundle up for Fremont Parade former miss America Laurie Lea Schaefer braves cold of Mont was t Tunny Southern California but it was All right with her by Keith Jones Fremont How do you hold a Parade on a fall morning in Fremont not a warm Bright lets toss the baseball and sip soft Demk fall morning. But a Cool Cloudy Breezy lets toss the football an jump in the leaves fall morning. You bundle up if you re among the hundreds of Fremont residents who sat along pase padre Parkway or Stevenson Boulevard yesterday watching the 1976 pathfinders Day Parade go by. You keep moving if you re sitting on one of the floats or marching with one of several High school bands that took to the streets yester Day. And if you re Laurie Lea Schaefer grand marshal of the Parade and miss America of 1972, you smile and Hope the Sun comes out. Miss Schaefer who is used to Southern Cali fornia fall mornings wore a red strapless gown and no wrap. It s been a standing joke in past years that the rest of the Parade units wait for the vips to get lined up As the politicians apparently can t resist making a few extra speeches up at City Hall. This time however. Ken Klapperich of the Pathfinder Days committee had the vip units lined up even before the floats and horsemen were ready. And yet there still was an anxious delay on Stevenson. Two City fire engines leading the Parade got too far ahead of the remaining units and stopped to let the rest of the Parade catch up. But the other units sensing some thing was wrong stopped too. It took about 10 minutes for someone to think of asking Why everyone was standing still. Over on civic Center drive Joann Goletto of Irvington is walking her Palomino Crystal up and Down along the Roadway Joann has been up since 5 . Getting her horse ready. At first she had butterflies Over being in her first Parade but now she s just tired. The fire engines have started again. The vow 14th District Pathfinder color guard Steps out smartly followed by miss Schaefer looking As warm As if she were sitting before the fire. Continued Page 12, col. 1 miss Fremont demise Keene Waves to crowd watching Parade Fremont tradition shined yesterday despite overcast weather Many Tri City voters still undecided by Mike Lucas Fremont with 36 Days to go until the nov. 2 general election both major political parties Are having problems winning the hearts and minds of Tri City voters. The democratic party with a vast majority of the Tri qty s registered voters in its fold has plenty of hard Core faithful to stuff envelopes and walk precincts. But in spite of the grass roots Effort Large numbers of voters Are clearly undecided. The Republican party is having problems getting its Campaign out of the starting Gate. There is still no Tri City Republican head quarters and it s obvious that Many workers who campaigned for former gov. Ronald Reagan in the june primary Are sitting out the general election Campaign for president Gerald Ford. The Republican Campaign is being led by the Alameda county Republican Central com Mittee several members of which Are attend ing a strategy session this weekend in Anaheim to plan an Lith hour push. But last week gop county Central commit tee members Trudy Mcdonald and Joe Costa were hard pressed to Point out Active campaigning by party workers to match what the democrats have put together. The Campaign is just getting said Costa a member of the gop county Central committee for the past eight years. It is usually the last six weeks of the Campaign that is the primary the closest Republican Headquarters is at 950 b St. In Hayward where the chairwoman of the county Central committee Ewa Stivers admits we Are a Little late in getting or but she pointed out that Fervour for president Ford is growing after a slow Start after the gop convention in Kansas City. With every Day that goes by he looks a Little she said. A lot of people who were lukewarm Are really Gung to. The picture has changed and people really want him Ford to win. Politics is a funny thing. If you re really dedicated then you la find that time heals one of those who has t healed yet is a Long time Republican party activist Omar Conger of warm Springs. An ardent supporter of Reagan Conger organized a Crew of 11 precinct workers who canvassed votes for the former California governor in the june presidential primary Campaign. But last week relaxing at Home during a few Days of vacation from his Job he indicated he had no intention of working As hard for Ford. With dedicated precinct workers such As Conger hitting the streets Reagan campaigners reportedly visited the Home of every registered Republican in Fremont at least once. Many Fremont republicans were visited two or three times Conger said. Where Are All those dedicated workers now i honestly can t shrugged Conger. Since the primary we Veall Felt so let Down and cheated. I be been waiting and hoping it will pass and i will feel More enthusiastic. I m not. And every precinct worker i be talked to feels the Why does he feel let Down and cheated the local people Are not tremendously enthusiastic. I think they Reagan supporters feel that Reagan got a bum Deal. I know i Conger said that conservatives do not perceive much difference Between the two candidates running for president. He Calls them Nelson carte Feller and Nelson i be noticed that Carter speechwriters Are former associates of vice president Nelson Rockefeller and so Are key appointees of president Ford. Both men Are fronts from the Rockefeller he said. Conservatives Are just Plain out in the cold this while Conger is relaxing at Home the democrats Are Busy conducting their Campaign out of a storefront Between a cleaners and a realty office at the Monument shopping Center on Fremont Boulevard near washing ton Boulevard. Heading up the corps of precinct workers. Reportedly numbering 30 men and women is continued Page 2, col. 1 winners of Parade awards announced Here Are the official winners at the Pathfinder Days Parade the huge Silver sweepstakes trophy went to the Liberty Belles of Salinas As Best entrant in the Parade. A special award was Given to Centerville Junior High s marching band for being the first entrant in the Parade and always com ing through for the Pathfinder director Bob Wright received a standing ovation from the other High school Bondsmen present when he received the award. Class i floats Amateur Fremont entries first com Mission honorific Mexicana. Second Candle lighters. Amateur other cities first the Patri ots. County water District. Continued Page 2, col. 1 Ford paddles into Carter country on riverboat picture of Ford at the Helm. Page 3. Carter Trumpi tote Rich California. Pages. New Orleans Dpi president Ford chugged Down the Mississippi in a pad dle wheel Steamer yesterday and warned Jim my Carter to watch his own backyard because the republicans will Cany some Southern states in november. "1 won t predict we will carry the Ford said As the Steamboat trip ended with a Dixieland greeting in new Orleans but we will carry some states More than my opponent thinks. He d better get Down Here and do some campaigning. He d better watch his own Ford told about 20 Southern newspaper Ford donations investigated new York up the watergate special prosecutor s office is investigating Wheymer funds from two maritime unions were secretly paid to Gerald Ford from Amto 1774, the new York times reported in i sunday edition. The times said the investigation by special prosecutor Charles f. Ruff apparently began aug. 19, the Day after Ford was nominated As Republican presidential Ruk issued a subpoena for the records of two Republican political committees in Kent county s Home county when he was a congressman from Michigan s fifth District and records of he Marine engineers beneficial association and the seafarers International Union the times said. Editors joining the six hour trip aboard the Natchez in his Campaign is gaining in the South. We Are encouraged in Virginia Loui Siana and he said. Ford pounded at the theme at frequent stops along the River where he was greeted by Friendly crowds. The South is with he told a levee audience in Destrehan ferry la. When he arrived in new Orleans Ford and his wife Betty stood in their open top limousine and waved to a crowd estimated at about lining the Sleets on the Way to the hotel. The motorcade followed a Dixieland band which played new Orleans jazz and some spectators danced along the curb. The big Steamer draped with Blue presi Dent Ford "76" banners pulled in at tiny River ports like Reserve Landing and Destrehan ferry where Ford Shook hands among the thousands thronged at dockside cuddled crying babies and made speeches from the boat rail. We re coming Down Here to prove that the South is with he told the crowd gathered along the levee at Destrehan ferry. The president who changed sweat soaked shirts several times in the muggy 80-degree heat told crowds his economic policies would put More Money in their pockets and his defense policies would keep America no. 1." and he attacked Carter s running mate Liberal sen. Walter Mondale at every Stop calling him a big spender who voted to override All the president s Money saving vetoes. Do you want him for your vice he shouted to one crowd. Trying to lend authority to claims he is overtaking Carter in the georgian s Home land. Ford brought along Southern democratic politicians supporting his candidacy. They included former Mississippi rep. John Bell Williams and former Georgia gov. Marvin Griffin who pledged to do our dead level Best to help Ford beat Carter in his native state. Terminus for the riverboat ride was new Orleans Toulouse Street wharf and a Riverside Republican rally. On sunday and monday Ford was moving on to Mississippi Alabama and Florida. The Southern swing got him rolling into his first heavy schedule of trips since the re flood watches in la. Area dropped los Angeles up heavy Thunder showers drenched Valley yesterday but a Flash flood warning issued in the area was dropped after two hours. Flash flood watches issued for parts of san Bernardino and Inyo counties were also pulled after 24 hours and the National weather Bureau said South Landers can expect isolated thundershowers in the Northern deserts today but fair skies elsewhere. The Flash flood watches which Are less severe than warnings had been issued for desert areas South of interstate 15 to the mexican Border and Over the san Gabriel mountains. Flash flood watches also had been in effect in Arizona and Nevada hailstones struck the City of Redlands Fri Day while lightning bolts toppled Trees and Tore Down Power lines. Several businesses reported flood damage. A thunderstorm struck los Angeles and nearby cities late Friday dumping More than a half Inch of rain on the civic Center in a 45 minute period. The rainfall brought the season s total to 2.88 inches compared with a Normal amount of .15 of an Inch. At this time last year no rain had fallen in los Angeles. A lightning Bolt struck at the Orange county Airport at Santa Ana Friday afternoon Only a few feet from a 737 Jet being fuelled. The Flash knocked Down two baggage handlers and a passenger and ripped a Hole in the Tarmac. Dave lash Santa Ana. A baggage handler was hospitalized in fair condition with an irregular heart beat caused by Shock. Two other men were shaken up but not injured officials said. The storm dumped torrential rain across the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs with Flash floods damaging More than 100 Homes and closing 27 roads. Riverside county officials said residents of Palm desert just East of Palm Springs were cleaning up saturday from its second round of devastating storms since tropical storm Kathleen struck two weeks ago. About 300 Homes were flooded in the series of rain storms that sent torrents Rushing through dry desert Gull cys curing up roads and pushing cascades of mud through Homes publican convention with a tour of California and the far West to Start oct. 5, the eve of the second presidential debate. Carter has trav Elled extensively since labor Day. The Fords began the Day by flying to new Orleans and driving upriver to Lutcher to Board the riverboat. About persons crowding the Dock and riverbanks burst into cheers As the Fords arrived in muggy heat that exceeded 80 degrees. Six girls in flouncy Scarlet o Hara outfits carrying lace parasols greeted the president arid gave mrs. Ford a bouquet of roses. Among those greeting the Fords at dockside was Elaine Edwards wife of Louisiana s democratic governor. Mrs. Edwards has endorsed Ford s candidacy. Mostly Cloudy skies to prevail mostly Cloudy through tomorrow with

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