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Pomona Progress Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Pomona, California Why Baker lost out As veep nominee w ,. Info Baker s past drinking problem nor today that this was not a Nashville term a a Nashville attorney says sem Howard Baker topped the list of president Fords potential running mates until a one of the Best timed cheap shots in history knocked him out of the running hours before the final selection was made. Lamar Alexander a former White House aide and one time member of bakery a staff told the Nashville Banner that Baker probably lost the Republican vice presidential nomination because of a Story about his wife published by columnist Jack Anderson last thursday the Banner quoted Alexander on saturday As saying that Baker s wife Joy was involved in a minor traffic Accident in Washington on aug 12 and that Andersons column quoted the Driver of the other car As saying the Tennessee senators wife had been drinking. The column came just one Day after it was disclosed that mrs Baker 47, had been hospitalized in 1971 for treatment of a drinking problem Alexander congressional Liaison aide in the White House during the first administration of former president Richard Nixon said Baker s staff denied that mrs. Baker had been drinking before the Accident he said Baker press Secretary Ron Mcmahan produced affidavits thursday afternoon from investigating officers and statements from witnesses which showed no evidence of drinking by mrs. Baker Alexander was also quoted As saying that Anderson telephoned Baker in Kansas City and said he realized that some of the information in his column about mrs. Baker May not have been accurate. A the asked the senator if he would like for him to get in touch with someone from the White House but Baker declined the offer Alex Ander was quoted As saying. Alexander who was in Kansas try for the gop National convention told the Banner he understood that Baker was first on Fords list of running mates As late As 6 . Thursday and As late As 9 . That Day the eventual nominee. Sen Robert Dole of Kansas was quoted As saying he expected Baker to be chosen. At about 11 a a. Ford selected Dole Anderson could not be immediately reached for comment on alexanders statements. A Ford administration source said saturday night that neither mrs. Bakery a past drinking problem nor Andersons account of the traffic Accident placed a part in determining the Choice of the presidents running mate. In Kansas City on thursday As the Bakers prepared to return Home mrs. Baker said she was not upset about disclosure of her drinking problem a it s no secret she said i m glad its out in the Baker commenting on his loss of the nomination to Dole said e had word from the president s stall today that this was not a Factor in determining the nominee a he said he had Given information about his wife to the president % staff and the Story was leaked from the White House. After losing out on the nomination Baker said Quot that s part of the Price of the game its not too big a Price to pay. Without trying to sound self righteous. This country exacts a big Price from its Public officials. This is just one of the prices Vou have to pay he added that his wife a is take it volume 92 number 205 ,975 prize winning newspaper of the California newspaper publishers association Pomona. California. Sunday August 22. 1978 6 sections pried my per copy Carrier delivered c3 40 per bus Drivers red still apart on contract transit strike tonight % a 1 a % 1 talks continuing deadline 12 01 . A a los Angeles api Southern California rapid transit District management and bus Drivers were reported $5 million apart after an eleventh hour negotiating session saturday afternoon negotiators for both sides said around the clock talks would continue in the Hope of reaching an agreement before a strike deadline set by the Drivers for 12 ,01 Mun Dav a 1/ a n 1 Var s is nut Quot a mum a 4 a a a or. A by Jar. Ibo Aira Vuk i death bus a West German bus is pulled from the Danube River saturday near the lower austrian Village of Augsbach Dorf after a car the tourist filled vehicle causing it to plunge into the photo by a#ocmwk1 prs River the Accident resulted in the death of 11 persons and injury to 41. All we. German tourists returning from cording to police. _ All a week in Vienna to were approximately 4 to 5 per cent apart Over a three year period perhaps that sounds like Small difference but it represents a significant amount of dollars a said scrod general manager Jack Gilstrap said at a special s k re Board meeting he explained the 5 per cent difference in a three year contract translated into a sum of 15 million a strike could Force 750,000 commuters to seek other transportation the Union was to make a counterproposal to an offer by the District in spite of the Drivers us tuna turn we still feel that Between now and 12 01 monday morning. Is suming the demonstrated Good Walth on the part of both parties a settlement of the dispute Short of a work stoppage can be achieved said Walt Thompson red spokesman mayor torn Bradley who offered his services at the special meeting to help both sides reach a a reasonable settlement a a told scrod Board members. A i share your concern that we somehow avoid a strike like we had in 1974 scrod bus Drivers ended a 98-Day strike m 1974. After voting to accept a two year contract with a 24 per cent increase which gave the bus Drivers an average hourly wage of w�7. A governors fact finding commission recommended two weeks ago that Drivers pay be boosted four per cent the first year and three per cent each following year the Union said its proposal Wouk add about three per cent to management s first year offer half a per rent the next and one per cent the third year. St had chief negotiator John likens told the Board the bus Drivers had been offered a three year contract with a 12 2 per rent increase including Cost of living raises the transit District s offer to scrod mechanics who have not announced any strike plans yet a three year contract with a 12 per rent hike including a Cost of using raise scrod Board president Byron Cook said after a Board executive session late saturday afternoon the talks were at an extremely sensitive stage and it would not be is prop Riate to comment further. Carter due in . Today numb a Alt adv is do. The indu�1 by the associated press democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter mapped out his Campaign schedule saturday while president Ford kept dose lbs on the tense situation in Korea and rested after a strenuous five Days at the gop National convention in Kansas City. Kansas sen. Robert Dole lord s running mate spent the Day working in Washington and democratic vice presidential nominee sen. Waller Mondale relaxed Ai a Lake Retreat in Northern Minnesota asked when he expected to a tart extensive planning for the fall Campaign against Carter bord a Aid we 11 Start sunday or monday Nema n said Dole and other Campaign strategists will arrive at Vail in tuesday or wednesday tor Campaign discussions Campaign manager Rogers Morion already is in a a u a High on the Agenda will be the proposed series of head to head debates Between Ford and Carter favored by both candidates Carter meanwhile announced his already prepared Campaign schedule the democratic nominee plan. To kick off his Campaign in Georgia but then will turn his attention to Calif or a. The Industrial Midwest and the Northeast press Secretary Jody Powell said. Caller begins a three Day trip today u the West coast and Midwest during which he has said he will out line his Basic Campaign themes Carter intends to attend a couple of fundraising events sunday in us Angeles including a reception hosted by actor Warren Beatty. Pomona Man found dead at Home a 35-year-old Pomona Man was found dead in his Home saturday by police officers. The victim was identified As Phillip g. Crow. 684 Tangier place his body was turned Over to the a it Angeles county Coroner s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death officers had gone to the Home after being notified by the victim s brother that he had not been seen in several Days paper reports can t win a Connally rejects Post Washington apr former Texas gov John Connally declined a request by president Ford to become chairman of the Republican National committee because he believes it is too late to mount a winning Campaign against Jimmy Carter Sun Day s Dallas times Herald reported. The newspaper said that Connally according to persons it it worked closely with him during the Republican National convention thinks Ford has no Chance to beat Carter the democratic nominee in november and did t want to us warned for the loss thousands flee fires in drought Ridden France and Britain by the associated press fires raged through acres of forests in Bone dry Britain and France saturday forcing thousands of vacationers to flee for their lives. Weathermen foresaw no Relief from Western Europe s longest drought in memory. The 15 Ino nth dry spell has drained reservoirs and parched crops in a Belt from England and Wales to Belgium and Northwest and Central France. ,. Some 3.000 campers and bathers were evacuated in boats when Forest fires swept toward France s Atlantic Beach North of Royan and Cut off All Overland escape routes an emergency evacuation might be necessary Black smoke swirled Over la pal Tnyre and flames could be seen shooting hundreds of feet into the air less than two Miles away the director of a to pal Tnyre appealed to other p Tench zoos to Send him Mobile cages and tranquil using drugs As quickly As possible so he could move his animals including Lions users giraffes and hippos u. S. Show of military Force in k Oree . Or Felling of tree is warlike operation a 26-Man Honor guard saluted. A u s Navy at least 10.000 other vacationers were in a Beach area farther North around the Village of la i and vans with loudspeakers poured the streets and tent Camps warning Seoul Sou Korea 1ap1 Tom it United states staged a Demontra Sun of miliary mar a a an saturday a us a a urn a. Allied Force felled a Lre-lh�?o1 a or Tenter of 11� Aeple a �1� weather ii Ibi sad Serwag Tow coed a Dev. 14�. A a a a a in a a a Quot North koreans killed two american officers president Ford personally a i eds the plan to go in there and Cut the tree Down White House press Secretary Ron n Essen said saturday at Vail. Cot where Ford is vacationing with Ford is National Security Agency director Brent a scowcroft who is keeping the president abreast of the situation at Travis air Force base in California Flag draped caskets carrying the bodies of the two slain american officers arrived amid a Brief solemn ceremony. As the Pawluc Gin Mil Hudz to Una jail Down a 26-Man Honor guard die bodies were taken to the v a army mortuary in Oakland Calif col Erroll Loving. Travis information officer said maj Arthur Bonitos. 33, of Newburgh. N.y., would be flown to West Point . For burial and 1st it Mark t. Bar rett 25 to his Hometown of Columbia Bond As was promoted posthumously from Captain to major. In the operation an Armada of warplanes and troops was poised near the demilitarized zone during cutting of the 40-foot Poplar at the Uruu truce Village of pan Munjin a u s Navy task Force steamed toward Korea. Twenty six helicopter gunships o the wind used in lbs vow a backed by an unspecified number of f4 phantom and fill Jet Frand three b52 bombers from Guam circled overhead tule a Quick reaction Force Quot of you and so he korean soldiers protected the tree cutting Allied military sources said North korean soldiers at the scene unused their response to shooting photographs but their government accused the United slates of a grave military pro Voce to m i a a a i a a i Quot Quot some 600 animals have evacuated the zookeeper said but he a Aid be did Noi have Adt Quale equipment to move the 50 biggest animals hundreds of firemen from comm uni ties up to 100 Miles away were trying to Block the Braze m the pm Woods but Strung winds tanned the fire inside pm today astr Ouranis. Bohalis Del Progreso. Bombeck. Erma a a a a books. Boyd. . Bridge. Classified ads. Crossword Puzzle eater win meat family Page. Uit. 11 ,.�11u ,.uma us Fiat Iclal. Launsb. Lawrence . I aids Ana a Miller. Or Frank. 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