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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 Thf Cfdar Rapids Gazette: Fit. Aug. 9. 1974 Ray: Acted in Public Interest Here are comments of Iowa political leaders On ihe Nixon- Forii transition of power (im Robm IVs Monies Republican "By resigning -s President 01 ine l mie.i M.iies Hienaril Nixon lus taken an action hv appareiiih sees as our nation the additional nv intensified that might result frum f'.ir'her Nixon did not appear to he contrite He continued We waited for the words. 'I am -.iirry and the blame is mine' They never came Nor uas i here any expression of are a Svslem IN' iiuit has required airountahilitv. answeraliility. :iiul a siandanl tit ciintlih'i The reiinu HU: a lYet-Kleiil !rnni office, Ihiiuith H was inovini; forward, would h.ue further drained Ihe capneiiy (if both Ihe li'.u'isliiiive exivnme hnmelics (if the federal erninent to enneentraU' their attention where i! the tnerrixdint; problem of inflation and its cosily con- sequences "A heau price already has been paid hv every American for the lack of firm, coherent policies In deal with economic difficulties a lack that stems largely (rum Wash- ington's absorption in the impeachment process. The simple truth is that Mr. Xix- on's credibility and leadership role s have become fatally eroded beyond repair. "Therefore, his replace- ment by Gerald Ford is in the public interest, whatever the route. Gerald Ford brings to Ihe presidency long experi- ence in the federal govern- ment, great vigor, candor and impeccable integrity, j "He is entitled to. and will surely receive, the same initi- al nonpartisan cooperation accorded to other vice-presi- dents who have succeeded to the presidency in the last 29 years: Harry Truman in 1945 and Lyndon Johnson in 1963. "The resolution of our na- tional troubles requires no- thing less than universal coop- eration: cooperation within the federal government, coopera- tion between the federal gov- ernment and the state govern- ments, cooperation across the whole spectrum of economic interests, and most of all cooperation among all citizens of the land. "There are les- sons to be learned from this entire tramatic and tragic ex- perience. And equally im- portant is that those lessons not be forgotten. "Perhaps the simplest and most significant lesson to ar- ise out of this whole set of events is the importance of telling the truth Regardless of one's position in life, the lesson applies the obliga- tion to tell the truth is fore- most. "I think now we must commit ourselves to the same high purpose which Abraham Lincoln set before a divided republic at the close of an- other decisive American expe- rience: 'Let us strive to bind up the nation's wounds to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all mankind.' "To press forward to the building of a more open so- ciety is now. as it was then, the first order of business for the citizens of this nation." L'.S. Sen. Harold Hughes, Ida Grove Democrat, ex- pressed support for President Ford and disappointment that of the men and their families of his own staff that were ruined by Walerswk1. nor was there am offer of help to clear up liie matters lhat remain unresolved and that ..ri enlliili In the i.ise- i'f Ihese people "Resimiatiun ends Ihe par aiysis nf ihe 1' dues iini resolve Ihe fiinda mental issues and questions which led Mr. to this fateful day "Sadness in that fur Ihe first lime in Iwo4 ci'iitunes ut nur ninstitional republic the President has lefl office under less lhan honorable circnni'-t- ances. with an majority of our people and their elected representatives feeling he has committed crimes and misdemeanors "A sense of joy in thai once operation of congress and of the American people as he moves the country forward i> tiir.c iiiiv to tU; aw .n with tile rancor thai has been a part of our lues for su mam ahead State Sen. Tom Kiley. Odar Rapids. Republican candidate lor Second district congress- man chapter in American history and a sad momeiil for Ihe President and his faimh "I'nder Ihe circumslanccs. I Ihe President's deci- sion uas Ihe onh correct out1 thai hc could make The al leniative would he lo prolong Ihe iialion s agony and dehi> solving critical problems fac- ing us such as inflation. "1 am confident lhat Ihe of Ihe American pen- pie will rise to the occasion and thai ue will enter the third ccnlury nf American independence wilh a new re- solve tn meet the high I'.S. Sen. Dick (lark. Mar iod Democrat: resignation) i't in Hit- ciumtl') both a national sense of traced) and a national sense of relief 1 lit- i oulllIA IHls heel) iler- ph lorn and dnided for more than iwn years now and we must put Ihe .husueitess behind us (In will not erase his admitted uolation of the lieuple's trust n.-n" should it (tetrad from Ins significant foreign policy accomplish- menls in aclneuiig detents." (ongressman .Inhn Culver. Cedar Rapids Democrat' "Mr Nixon's resignation should he seen as a regretlii- ble bul entirely proper vin- dication of I lie constitutional process by which he was brought lo account Culver said he has known President Kurd for ten years and supported him for vice- presidenl. He continued: "We had and will continue lo have policy differ- has been written culminating one of the most difficult and di-lieartenmg crises ilus na- llini has i'.tced. "liin our nation has faced ii. and I am confident it xull H cm.mi strung in Hie alter- math Mr Nixon's decision in voluntarily resign must be commended as an act that will as old more days of bitter dissentnm and turmoil for Ihe count rv l-'mlluT. H will allow congress in get back to other mipnrtanl issues facing us to- day 1 am confident a smoolh transition will be as the reins of gnvernmeiU pass In our new President. "With Herald Ford. can look lo a future of promise and I am hope- ful Dial tonight will signal a reunification of purpose and spin! in America." Democratic State Chairman Tom Whiiney. Des Monies' "1 Hunk 1 probably feel like most Americans do, thai n is a tune of sadness and also a OTTl'MWA (AP) This southeast Iowa city was home to President Richard Xixon in the early UMIls Then it was Navy Ri- chard Nixon, an admmislra- tive aide to top officers at llie Ottumwa naval air base where pilots learned to fly The future President ar- rived here in Ihe autumn nf 1042. and departed May 7. for Ihe Pacific war zone 1.1. .Nixon worked from a.m lo 4 p.m. in those opening his bosses mail and typing He drank black coffee from paper cups and played Ihr piano during his: infrequent visils in (he Officers flub wilh his, wife. Pal. who was a tidier at a downtown bank Friends, Good Times "Those days in Oilumwa don't seem lliiil remote." wrote President Nixon in again. in me mmsi 01 uageu> peciaiions ni nur enees, hut they will he lime in joy and national crisis our institu- and we can )e lions stood Ihe tesl and the "The President confident of his orderly transition of govern- remembered for Ihe new Sen. James Schaben. ment and the power of lhat directions he provided in Democratic candidate government will be made. eign policy notably in detente state Rep. David governor, said he was "Our constitutional system, with the Soviet t'mon and Miiscatino Ronohlican "personally saddened" by the which we so often take for communist China." Culver for Hug affair. He continued: granted, has once again ill the I'.S. il (Nixon's resigna- onstrated the wisdom of our State Sen. Michael Blouin. President's decision) hc founding fathers and Ihe en- Dubuqne. Democratic can- uas -m nu. interest as a nation under a new tire world marvels. didate for Second district President 'who the future "I join. I know, all lowans congressman, said he did so much for world traditional American and all Americans in express- ihe judicial system undermined his manv and prove to the world ing my best wishes and found- swiftly to determine the guilt nients hv his mishandling of "lil1 wl' l'an K" "n ancl est hopes to Gerald Ford as he or innocence nf those involved [he Watergate pressing problems. accepts the most difficult in Watergate and its coverup consistentlv mantle of responsibility in the "now that the President is President to reveal Firemen world, the presidency of the assuming the role nf a private whole truth and let justice he United States." citixen." He continued: ,ionc If this course had Against Strike is important) that we followed in the beginning, (LTD _ Local do noxl forget the lesson of nation could have of the International Asso- Mary Louise Smith. Des Watergate that the political this crisis with less of Firefighters here Moines. co-chairman of the mus, he punlfied Thursday against a Republican national com- ,hat om nation will not or work slowdown to mittee and Iowa's national this tvpe of crisis Wiley the city council's re- City Republican, to give the 123 members "I think the President made "Mercy should and member of the house raises immediately. a correct decision hy resign- doubtedly will temper the Wateerloo firemen earlier ing. It was a painful decision treatment of the first Presi- at a city council for him to make, but he dent In resign from office. But much that was that they be given thought first nf Ihe good of the (it would be) igno- America (in the cause hikes at once to keep country. hie form of plea world peace) (but) with the rising cost of "My heart goes out lo the (to guarantee Xixon immuni- js indeed tragic that and inflation. President and his family. The have said he will ask American sense of fair plav t-irnisherl hv his nm-' Is amnesty to be extended (armsnui ny ins aumiuiri Leo Rooff and the city should guarantee that thev are to Ihe person of first involvement in to establish a citizens' treated with respect and led to his review board to take an compassion. the good he look into the salaries The fine accomplishments for America will public safety employes in of President Nixon's hy to public service istration will stand the test of "I believe it is imperative offenses must await the history. for the future of our country ment nf "Vice-president Ford, in that the record of these THIS DATK in HHj-1. Ihe moving into the presidency, deeds must be completed fi r Rennblican State Security Council adopter will provide the leadership history no blurred McDonald. I'.S. proposed resnlu on and the calming influence this no doubts about what for a cease-fire betweei country needs now. He will, pened or who was a truly and Turkish Cypriots on without doubt, receive the co- in American Hoover Speaker Views IOWA CITY (AP) The discussed in detail aspects and others, said which are tragic, brink of abdication over which the Hoover tenure, the "They all reached President Richard Xixon hility Thursday of the a bottom of approval To Protect stepped was a familiar pre- resignation evoked cipice to many nf America's between the two heads Eisenhower, speculated that a chief executives, a profession- believed "the generation may say al President-watcher recalls. Dr. Hoxie believes presidency was in President Nixon's "great- But Nixon is the only Pres- would have heen written Johnson's fault on the one hand and idenl who resigned from off- ferently" had Mr. on the other was that he ice. heen confronted by said that Truman to protect his friends." Dr. R. Gordon Hoxie. pres- The situation so great that Francis O'Brien of the idenl of the Center for the have reached this year in office hc Presidential Library Study of the Presidency, .New Dr. Hoxie at West Branch, who York, was in Iowa City Thurs- "I believe that when presidential the symposium. day for a symposium nn the fronted with the facts "many Presidents "Given the situation, it Herbert Hoover presidency, unswerving Quaker that virtually forced to was the only The gathering was in conjunc- (Hoover) would to he taken. tion with a celebration at acted: surgery Came nearby West Branch, Hoover's m other words, the is unfortunate that the birthplace. The 31st President "f those (President thing came to pass. I would have heen lllfl years old Reached Ihe last six Xixon for having made Saturday. Hoover and Nixon shared office, was under such in the first place and Cited Parallels kinship wilh because of his kept them." As Hoxie and other scholars Lyndon .InhnsNn. Harry ni foreign policy that lo THIS DATK in three Dned In came hack lo the White House." Dr. Hoxie is concerned and Iwo women, including aclre-s Sharnn Tale and coffee iciress Abigail Knlger. were vy Officer in perhaps no longer have that full separation of powers perhaps we are moving more Inward a government murdered al a sechu er Hime in I'.cMTly Hills. Calif ir-l "for we both remember quite a a uvidly Ihe friends and Rood un Hie meek and by public opinion. Not always is thai public A NEW HOME limes nf those navv riavs. TI u f Ihe Nivons who live in same today as ii would YOUR LOT The chief executive was mi m future ,t White House 'i penning a note in Max on characterixed Xixnn Schrader Pal Nixon's old boss nf the men most al rmon Bank and Trusi Cn apartments in in many ways to The officer was re- hack in [he best served, businesslike, hand- an ('Ntrii foreign some and frugal, recall Ol- just hope we can look tumwans who knew him then Melvyn 1.. Burns and magnificent record "He was very reserved." wife. Julia, lived on Ihe of recalled Mrs 1) W Kills, who and also profit hy PLAN-ANY SIZE was a waitress in Ihe officers --Thr. ,mlv uav STYLI-ANY DESIGN mess. "A nice bellow to talk uas breezing in and out to but one nf those uhn didn't his head in the air." WEEKEND Witt BUIID ANY PLAN OUT Or OUR CATALOG OR 'ANY go much out of his way lo Hums, who worked m a OF YOUR OWN mix." ry. 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