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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 23, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaWas Rogers always uncomfortable under Shadow of or. Kissinger a bhang on api William p. Rogers was not always n the most comfortable position As Secretary of slate even Hough he was a close Friend and adviser to president Nixon if a of per mint Henry the obvious cause of the discomfort will succeed him in title As Well As m i act. As some pundits in his politically sensitive town would put it. Slate department corridors and on the capita cocktail circuit was thai foreign policy was being Bui if this is Siruc and there arc very few pundits who can push their Way deep enough into the n ionian upper strata to really find Oul Togers soldiered Well saying Only two Days ago the president wants to run his foreign affairs and whom he wants to assign to certain desks is up to him 1 he thing that is important to the american people is that it is with obvious Pride and not unmindful of the watergate scandal and other Black Marks on the administration s record. Rogers Lold reporters very Ono. I think accepts the fact that foreign policy affairs have been the most successful part of Hie administration or one of the most successful. I m very Happy to have Lavod the part i have played in Cven the sceptics and cynics who minimized Rogers role generally agreed that he was one of the Nice buys in an administration led by a president who now ranks Well Down in the pollsters pulse taking. Sensitivity and sincerity Are obvious characteristics of the Man. As Well As a Quick wit and an easy manner. Asked by a latin american journalist earlier this year Why Kissinger seemed to be handling the China and Russia missions for Niport As Well As other top assignments Rogers said he cause he s a actually the Secretary of slate was proud of the travel jobs Dixon save him. One of lingers Strong Points was the Good relationship he had developed with Congress. This relationship with Congress was Strainer somewhat this year when the stale department insisted Rogers had discussed the bombing raids Over Cambodia with committee members in 1970. But Only Rcd. Thomas Morgan seemed Able to recall thai Rogers was the last member of the original Nixon Cabinet. Me Lent it experience he was attorney general under president Dwight d. And the familiarity with the powerful that comes from years As a top ranked lawyer. Me also brought to it a kingship with Nixon. A Long Lime confident of Nixon. Rogers is credited with a major role in helping Nixon through the crises thai marked his re White House political career. The truth is that the president and i think a lot alike he said in an interview a year and a half ago. Our instincts arc alike and the decisions i favor Are Apt to he the decisions he makes. Secretary of state Rogers resigns Nixon announces move effective sept. 3 in his closeness to Nixon the Secretary also evidently provided considerable psychic support during the last months of scandal and presidential Retreat. But there s also Good Rea son to believe he disapproved of tactics taken in the presi Dent s name. monday he told newsmen it is wrong for the govern input to become so obsessed with Security that civil liberties Are violated. Rogers specifically disavowed any knowledge of a double accounting system to hide the bombing raids in Cambodia from the american people and he said the Bur Glary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg s psychiatrist was unjustified. Presumably lingers had his pick of several lop jobs before choosing to return to his old Law firm. Royal. Woogel. Rogers and Wells. He could have been the ambassador to Moscow a Job open since january according to some insiders and Long ago could have copped one of Mxon s nominations to the supreme court. Hul at fid. An affable Man who enjoys his moments of relaxation. Rogers turned them Down. Your Happy shopping store c. Our annual summer clearance is now on the largest selection of Fine casual outdoor furniture umbrellas and Patio accessories. Discounts up to 50% save now Molia Brown Jordan Lyon Shaw Hurricane int. Keller scroll Vandy Craft Patio lights floats swim trainers Patio decorations Barb a grills chaise pads Price Pool Patio shop 1401 Pecan St. Florence. S. C. Off Darlington Young Pecan first edition shirt suits of 100% in Crone 24.88 smartly tailored knit polyester shirt suits with elegant top stitching Novelty packets cuffed sleeves and Point collars. Matching cuffed pants you just pull on and go great looking fall colors. Sizes 8 to 18. A. Contrast color under Collar and cuffs. Wine or Brown. B. Double top stitching curved Shirttail. Brown or Black. C. Deep pockets curved Shirttail. Camel or wine

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