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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _. Wednesday, May 6, 1970 THE LETHBRIBGE HERALD 35 Mulli-MUUoH Dollar Complex South Of Los Angeles Nixon Rarely Uses His Expensive 'Western White House' By CHARLES KOLEY London Observer Service LOS ANGELES "Ten fully- equipped offices, confer e n ce rooms) kitchen and dining rooms, private beach and bath- house, helipad and excellent communications system. Ideal conference accommodations for up to approximately 40 persons. The area offers generally pleas- ant weather, in a secluded, in- formal setting." The setting is San Clemente, in Golden Southern California, and the modest commercial is for a key part of the "Western White House." President Nixon, conscious of criticism over the high cost of his rarely used Cal- ilornian retreat, is offering it to state governors, Cabinet members, heads of Government agencies and certain other groups. Already the Office of Minority Business Enterprise has held a conference at the multi-million dollar com p 1 e x, which lies 90 minutes' driving time south of Los Angeles. For the first time since his Christmas vacation the Presi- dent .returned last week for a 10-day working holiday at his Spanish style villa above the Pacific. He will tra- vel the short distance from home to his offices by electric golf-cart and, perhaps, will pon- der en route the grumbles in the Press about his life-style. Old hands in the White House Press corps agree that no other President has had vacational resources equal to Mr. Nixon's. But the Administration replies that this is an' established in- stitution of government. When you telephone San Clemente, the operator answers: "West- ern White you know that this is no mere holi- day hideaway. Such influential newspapers as the usually pro Adminis- tration Wall Street Journal, however, are complaining. After estimating, the total annual cost of the Presidency at million, the newspaper voiced a suspicion that "many Ameri- cans resent the idea of a high- living President." The Los Angeles Times went further, saying that it had been "bluntly refused" specific infor- mation on the total cost, al- though White House Press Sec- retary Ron Ziegler said that the last working vacation for the President and his ent o u r a g e cost more than That, said The Times, was "akin to acknowledging that the 555-foot Washington monument is more than 25 feet high." Mr. Nixon is paying off a one million dollar mortgage himself on the 21 acre estate, with a little loan from his friends. But an additional in public money was spent last year in establishing the basic necessi- ties for running the nation from San Clemente. These included the suites of executive offices now on offer to the country's leading opinion makers. The. helipad and the commu- nications system by themselves are estimated to have cost one million dollars. There is a special "communi- cations building" with a hot line to Moscow and links to the Pen- tagon. There is a situation room with a wall map that displays America's nuclear dispositions. There is a garage for the Pres- idential motor pool, with 10 black limousines brought from Washington at a cost of about There is a regular jet service from Washington to S'an Clemente. Some of the personal touches the Nixons have added to the villa like the new bullet- proof glass wall by the swim- ming pool may also be paid for from public funds. The White House is not saying. The cost, it pleads, is spread over too many agencies the Gen- c r a 1 Services Administration, the military, the secret service, the Federal Bureau of Investi- gation But at least the golf course built behind the pool is free. Local firms fixed it up at their own expense. It has four greens and seven tees, and cost an es- timated Mr. Nixon once called golf a waste of time, but now he seems to be following in the steps of that devoted golf- er Dwighl D. Eisenhower. He plays rounds with the Rev. Billy Graham, or Attorney General John Mitchell. With his son-in- law, David Eisenhower, 21, he sometimes takes a helicopter to the 18-hole course at Palm Springs. All this does not mean that the President is not extremely hard working and economy- minded. The grumbles we used to hear from Lyndon Johnson about the load of public office never pass Nixon's lips. His staff aides say he spends al- most every waking moment working. He reads enormous numbers of documents a day, skimps nothing and avoids time wasting chit-chat with visitors. SaH Clemente offers him some breaks from a gruelling routine and also a politi c a 1 foothold in Ronald Reagan country. California's Governor Reagan could be a Presidential challenger in 1972, and the state, the most populous in the Union, is a key factor in every candidate's strategy. Mr. Nixon was born here. He grew up in Whittier, a. few miles from Los Angeles, where his father ran a combined grocery store and petrol station. He began his po- litical career here in 1946 by running for Congress. And last January 8, the day before his 57th birthday, he emphasized his continuing status as a Cali- fornian by registering here as a voter, along with his wife Pat and his unmarried daughter Tricia. By establishing the Western White House, Mr. Nixon is also giving symbolic blessing to one of the great changes in Ameri- can life since World War the movement of people, power and money westwards. The long political and cultural domin- ance of the East is being chal- lenged at last, and Nixon's ca- reer coincides indeed a major factor social up- heaval. The wine that's winning the West! Calona Red Dry is winning new friends every day. The reason: superior quality and consistent good taste! Calona Red Dry is a dry, velvety, full-bodied dinner wine- carefully vinted from specially selected grapes and aged to perfection. Once you've tried Calona Red Dry, you'll want to serve it as the perfect complement to roasts, chops, steaks and game. It's the one red dinner wine you'll always want to have on hand. Canada's leading winemaker. And try these ol fine Galona Wines "I Crackling While, Crackling Rose, 'ther Italian Red, Royal Red, Royal While, Sweet Shorty, Muscatel, While Port, Italian Vcrmoulh, One has only to look at San Diego, southern California's sec- ond to see the process in action. Once a sleepy n aval base, it has increased its em- ployment level in the past dec- ade by M5 per cent.'it lias pass- ed Boston and San Francisco in population and become one of the busiest technological cen- tres in the United Slates. Politically, the movcni e n 11 Rockefeller of New York to win I fornian headquarters "the West- of power to the West has been evidenced by (he nomination for the Presidency of Senator Barry Goldwater in 1804, by the failure of Governor Nelson higher office, and the reliance of Lyndon Johnson and Nixon himself on the support of South- ern and Western states. By officially naming his Cali- ern White House" Mr. Nixon is pulling the Presidential seal on a Iransf o r in a t i o n lhat must have far reaching effects on American life. SOF-WOK CARPETS 131 THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MAY 6th, 7th, 8th at 1007 3rd Avenue South Rubber Backed Carpeting PER SQ. YD. Extra heavy nylon shag Reg. 15.95 per sq. yd. SAtE, PER SQ. YD. I'1 SO F-W r v' Heavy Kodel Sculptured Plush Reg 15.95 per sq. yd. SALE, SQ. YD........ FREE DRAW 1 9'xl2' CARPET EACH DAY Thurs., Fri., Sat. May 7, 8, 9 FREE SHAG RAKE with each purchase of wall-to-wall installation (20 sq. yd. min.) A FREE COFFEE AND DONUTS 4 i PRICE and LESS 79.0C Nylon sculptured. Color-Bittersweet. Reg. 160.00. Sale 0 Nylon sculptured. Color-Chestnut. Reg. 147.00. Sole 0 Nylon Sculptured. CoIor-2-tone gold. Rej. 165.00. Sale................... 2'xI2' Kodel Heavy Plush. Color-Moss green. Reg. 30.00. Sale 7'xl2' Nylon Plush. Color-Topez. Reg. Sale 8 Nylon Sculptured. Color-Tropic green. Reg. 340.00. Sale____ 8 Nylon Plush. Color-Green. Reg. Sale 7'xl2' Nylon Sculptured. Color-Burnt Orange.. Reg. 80.00. Sale 8 23'x7' Nylon low loop. Color-Red. Reg. 140.00. Sale 9 Nylon Sculptured. Color-Sold. Reg. 398.00. Sale 0 Nylon low loop. Color-Red. Reg. 96.00. Sale 0 9'xl2' Nylon Sculptured. Reg. 96.00. Sale s 6'xl2' Nylon Sculptured. Green. Reg. 64.00. Sale Nylon Sculptured. Green. Reg, 78.00. Sale...................... Nylon Sculptured. Reg. 495.00. Sale 0 Nylon Sculptured. Color-TwMght Blue. Regular Sale PLUS ODD SIZED PIECES _ Your pick whiU They Last 47.( 3U SHEET 080 6' w i d e, CMHC approved. Per i 1.89 Special, 1 Q. Special, each wide. CMHC approved. Per I Aft (in I jf Tf Limited Tt. Whilt they Colors-While They Last LURAN CUSHIONED VINYL FLOORING 12' wide. Sale, sq. yd. n (JO 4 Colors- While They last RUMPUS ROOM SPECIAL Mill CLEARANCE' PROPYION Multicolor. Reg. 8.95 sq. yd. 6 Sole Price, iq. yd.................................. mm SCULPTURED Med. weight. Colors Buttercup Gold, Moss Green. Reg. 7.95. Sale, sq. yd...................'......... SPECIAL CARPET While it lasts 1 color only Gold nylon sculptured with attached urethone backing. Sq. yd.................. All colors. Reg. 10.95 sq. yd. Sale Price, sq. yd......... Heavy sculptured nylon carpeting. 2 tone carpeting. All colors. Sq. yd.............................. CASUAL-AIRE Propylon mini shag. All colors. Reg. 11.95 sq. yd. Sale Price, sq. yd. DELIGHTFULLY YOURS Fortrel Stlush 2 tone, all colors. Reg. 15.95 sq. yd. Sale Price, sq. yd. AQUARIUS Heavy polypropelene sculptured. 2 tone, all colors. Reg. 9.95. Sale, sq, yd........................ IMPORTANT ALL MDSE. GUARANTEED FIRST QUALITY 1007 3rd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE Confines With Huge DISCOUNTS of 30% >o 50% off Hoyt's are closing the furniture department in the 7th Street Shopping Mall on May 31st, and moving their appliance and television department to the main store on 3rd Ave. There's 000.00 worth of furniture that must be disposed of by May 31st. Hurry in for the great savings. "Like Walking On A Cloud" Division of Falcon Floors Ltd. Calgary's Leading Carpet Contractor FREE DELIVERY In City limits PHONE 328-5953 ALL SALES CASH or approved financing FURNITURE APPLIANCES 7th Street Shopping Mall Phone 327-5767 ;