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Sunday September 19, 1976
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News stories from Sunday September 19, 1976

Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Street campaigning in New York City, Senator Mondale spent time with four of the city's ethnic groups -- Jews, Arabs, Chinese and Italians. The Democratic vice-presidential candidate spent most of the day outside doing such things as riding through an Arab neighborhood in Brooklyn, visiting the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy, touring a Chinese grocery and taking a tour of Jewish shops in Brooklyn. [New York Times]
  • When President Ford and Jimmy Carter face each other on national television this Thursday they will be as well prepared as their staffs can make them for what is supposed to be a spontaneous encounter. Aides have prepared lists of possible questions, and the best responses the candidates could make. The films of the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debates have been reviewed over and over and polls have been taken ascertain what might be expected of the candidates from the viewers. [New York Times]
  • Sweeping tax reforms that would place the burden of government on the wealthy and big business rather than the working class were promised by Jimmy Carter. Responding to Republican charges that he would increase taxes, Mr. Carter said he would never do that, but would bring about changes in the tax laws. [New York Times]
  • A.T.&T.'s record profits for the third quarter -- $1.01 billion, making it the first corporation ever to net $1 billion in one three month period -- have caused a stir. On Wall Street the company's stock moved to its highest level in a decade. The company's competitors said the profits proved A.T.&T. should be broken up and consumer groups said that it was just one more sign that rates were too high. [New York Times]
  • More resignations among the trustees of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Central States Pension Fund are expected in the next several weeks as the fund seeks to reach an accommodation that would slow down the government investigation into mismanagement of the fund. Two of the fund's trustees were forced to resign last week after they balked at going quietly, and some persons close to fund said that the resignation of the union's president, Frank Fitzsimmons, was not inconceivable. [New York Times]
  • Sweden's Social Democratic Party was narrowly defeated in parliamentary elections after more than 40 years in power. Leaders of a three-party coalition that toppled the Socialists said there would be no moves to dismantle the advanced welfare state begun by the party of Prime Minister Olof Palme, who said he would formally resign Tuesday. The new Prime Minister is expected to be Thorbjorn Falldin, who heads the Center Party. [New York Times]
  • After talks with Ian Smith, Secretary of State Kissinger said that he was confident the Rhodesian Prime Minister would recommend that his country accept an Anglo-American plan for black majority rule. Mr. Kissinger, who will leave South Africa today for more talks with black African leaders, clearly wanted to convey the impression that progress had been made on the Rhodesian issue. Mr. Smith left to report to his colleagues in Salisbury soon after the meeting. [New York Times]
  • The Polish Roman Catholic church, in a statement read in the country's churches, called on Poles to support the Communist government in its attempts to solve Poland's economic crisis. The move reflected the growing degree of cooperation between the two antagonistic groups. The government, however, allowed only portions of the appeal to be published in the mass media and censored entirely an appeal by the church for an amnesty for people arrested after June's riots. [New York Times]

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