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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning its sunday june our 51st year no. 167 Florence s. C. Daily 10c, sunday 25 Nixon s popularity in percentages president in Syria As tour continues Jan feb mar apr May Jun july aug sept oct nov dec Jan feb mar apr May Damascus Syria the stars and stripes fluttered nver the syrian capital for the first time in seven years Satur Day welcoming president Nix on for an unprecedented visit that sources said could Herald the resumption of diplomatic relations Between the formerly hostile nations. Nixon told a slate banquet saturday night that a cultural Exchange program with Syria was being re established but neither he nor his Host presi Dent Hafez Assad mentioned a restoration of the diplomatic lies broken by Syria in the 1967 Middle East War. Syria has had close ties with the soviet Union. The two presidents were to Confer privately before Nixon goes to Israel on sunday. His fifth and last Stop in the Middle East will be Jordan. On Nixon s arrival in dam ascus the first syrian visit by any american president he was greeted by an unexpected escort of soviet built syrian Mig jets a Hearty handshake from Assad and the Waves of a crowd of 450.000 waiting in the sweltering heat. But As at his last Stop in saudi Arabia where he prom ised More military Aid to King Faisal the reception was More subdued than the frenzied Wel come thai millions gave him in Egypt. A Force of soldiers and plainclothes Security agents was on hand in Case of trouble. At the banquet Assad be came the third Arab Leader in four Days to Tell Nixon that a lasting peace in the Middle East cannot be achieved until the palestinian question is re solved. The american president re plied that i understand your concern about but he said that Issue As Well As the question of israeli occupation of Arab lands and other mat ters must Avail future negotiations. "1 would like to Tell you that i had an instant solution for these very Complex Nixon said. But you would know that 1 do not bring any instant he described the Dis engagement of israeli and syr Ian troops along the Golan Heights As a beginning and a Good he added that now we must move for Ward step by step As each Case see Nixon. Page8ai 1973 following cease fire agreement 1974 poll shows Nixon popularity up Princeton n. J. Presi Dent Nixon s popularity rating has increased slightly from a Low Point of 25 per cent approval in an Early May Survey to 28 per cent in a Survey conducted immediately following the mid dle East ceasefire agreement. For the first six months of 1974, the president s Job performance rating for 11 measurements has fluctuated within a narrow Range of three percentage Points from a High of 28 per cent to a Low of 25 per cent. The president s High Point in popularity. 68 per cent was recorded in a Survey taken immediately following the Viet Nam peace settlement in Jan uary 1973. His popularity sub sequently declined accelerated by watergate developments during the summer and a Turnn. Regionally. Nixon continues to receive his highest rating in the South the area where he has in the recent past made a number of personal appear ances. Among southerners 33 per cent approve of his hand Ling of the presidency. Regional differences in approval ratings however Are not so marked today As they were in the pre watergate Days. Following is the question asked by the Gallup poll about each incumbent president since Franklin Roosevelt s administration do you approve or disapprove of the Way name of incumbent is handling his Job As to measure of approval disapproval concerning Nixon s performance in office those interviewed were also asked to indicate How strongly they approved or disapproved. The results of this question consistent with the Overall find Ings show that proportion who strongly disapprove has consistent with the Overall find who strongly has increased from 12 per cent in Marci to 15 per cent when the same question was asked i while the proportion who strongly disapprove has declined from 48 to 42 per cent Over this same period of time. Nixon expressed great fondness for Alabama Birmingham Ala. A gov. George c. Wallace quoted president Nixon saturday As telling him on a recent trip to Alabama that the people of this state represent the conscience of then Wallace told the Ala Bama democratic executive committee not that Ever thing the president says is too per cent Correct. I agree with him on that statement but prob ably no the governor also noted that he had prepared some tapes to be shown on a democratic fund raising telethon june 29-30 and had sent a Check to the National party. Grand jury s Nixon declaration released by the supreme court Washington api the supreme court released on sat urday a watergate grand jury declaration that Richard m. Nixon was a member of the conspiracy to defraud the United states and to obstruct at the same time the court agreed to consider arguments by White House lawyers that the grand jury exceeded its authority when it named Nixon by a vote of 19-0, As an Unin diced co conspirator in the watergate cover up. But it refused a motion by both special prosecutor Leon Jaworski and presidential attorney James d. St. Clair to make Public the entire portion of the grand jury proceedings which were attached to its listing of Nixon and others As among those responsible but not charged in the conspiracy. The one passage made Public said on feb. 25. 1974. In the course of its consideration of the indictment in the instant Case the june 5, 1972, grand jury by Vole of 19-0, deter mined that there is probable cause that Richard m. Nixon among others was a member of the conspiracy to defraud the United states and to obstruct Justice charged in count 1 of i he instant indictment and the grand jury authorized the Spe Cial prosecutor to identify Rich Ard m. Nixon among others As an a indicted co conspirator in connection with subsequent Legal proceedings in this the High court ruled that other than this disclosure the sealed record shall remain the june 1972 Date is when the jury was Impan eled. In agreeing to hear St. Glair s argument that the grand overstepped its authority in naming Nixon the court fixed Oral arguments for july 8, the same Date it is scheduled to take up the dispute Over whet i see court Page Sal Rubens masterpiece the adoration of the magi hangs in King s College Chapel at Cambridge University Valery Galina arrive in Israel by Jonathan Broder associated press writer Tel Aviv Israel a russian Ballet dancer Valery Panov and his Ballerina wife Galina arrived saturday in is Rael and Valery told cheering israelis i feel As if i have come the jewish Agency welcomed the 35-year-old dancer and his wife As immigrants to the jewish slate. Panov is jewish his wife is not. I have come Home to Israel but my Art belongs to the the Wispy bearded bal let Star told newsmen who asked the couple if they would live permanently in Israel. and his wife arrived in Israel from Vienna their first Stop after leaving the soviet Union. Panov and Galina a 25-year old blonde appeared exhausted As they stepped onto israeli soil after the three hour flight. They left their native Leningrad on Friday after n 26-month struggle for exit visas and a Linn revealed in Vienna int she had suffered a miscarriage shortly before leaving the so Viet Union. The couple was surrounded by about 30 excited israeli officials Dnn cars and Halle personalities As they disembarked with Galina smiling wanly and holding a bouquet of red roses. Thanks from the Bottom of my heart to All those who saved us both As people and As Panov he said he had not danced for two years but i expect to be Back to my former level in three in Vienna a police officer said the Panovs both looked tired but smiled briefly As they boarded their flight to Tel Aviv. Before their departure a jewish source in Vienna had said the couple might have to delay the trip to Israel at the request of doctors examining mrs. Panov. She . Suffered her miscarriage in a lithuanian Hospital last monday in her third month of pregnancy. Galina Panov s eyes glistened with tears at Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv Bill during a crowed news Confer ence she sat composed silent and smiling. She nudged her husband closer to the Micro phone so his soft voice could be heard through the shouted questions. Valery has Long hair and wore Gray Slacks and a Blue see Panov Pii of signed i Bill thirty years ago thirty years and billion ago president Roosevelt signed the go Bill into Law. Page 2d. Tom Watson takes the third round Lead in the . Open with a 69. Page 1b. Miss teenage Black Florence Louise Merritts wins Crown at Friday night Beauty pageant. Page 2a. Index arts Tob business so deaths. 2a editorials 4a Horoscope 20 sports 1b Heaters 8b women 1c weather mostly Cloudy with Chance of Lunde showers. Highs mid-80s. Lows around of great world masterpiece Rubens magi defaced with ira1 Cambridge. England Lapi the Rubens masterpiece the adoration of the one of the world s most Valu Able paintings has been de faced with the letters Ida scratched deeply across its sur face Cambridge University authorities reported saturday. A spokesman said he letters two feet High across the Center of the 128 Square foot Canvas appear to have been scratched with a Coin. Ira stands for the Irish re publican army. The roman guerrilla organization waging a terrorist Campaign to unite the British province of Northern Ireland with the Irish Republic. The 17th Century painting which stands in the King s col lege Chapel at the University was bought at auction for 000 in 1959. Ii was Given to King s College by London Busi Nessman Alfred Al Natl two years later. The Chapel was broken into during the night and a Large Oak differ was also broken inn and some coins tin College spokesman said. Police were called but it was not until later in the morn ing when a tourist spotted the damage that we realized any thing else had despite the initials scratched across the painting there was no other immediate indication that the Ira was responsible for the vandalism. The Rev. Michael till lean of the Chapel said ii is an open question As to whether this was a political act or the adoration of the magi was painted by Peter Paul Bens in 1834. It fetched a world record Price when sold Al Soth Eby s auction in 1959 and today could he Worth More than j4 million according in Artex ports. Tile painting u one of the most important old master.1, in Britain. Vermeer s the guitar player was Stolon from Kenwood House earlier this year and there were demands for the release of convicted Ira guerrillas Marion and do hours Price in Exchange for its return. The s2.4 million painting later was discovered undamaged in a churchyard a few Yards from the old Bailey. In Inion s Central criminal court. Ten paintings valued at nearly million were stolen from the Home of sir Alfred beit a South african Diamond million Aire in the Irish Republic last month 4 leaks continue to plague judiciary Washington a to Ward the end of a difficult week for the House judiciary com Mittee one member of the pan1 Al placed in urgent Call in a reporter for the Washington i Osl. A flood of documents had leaked from the committee s secret impeachment sessions. The reporter rushed in the con Gressman s office hoping to receive still More material. Instead the congressman greeted him and said i hear the Post has All 14 Dixon Munios. I want to plead with you not in publish the startled reporter who had been trying All Day to gel some of the sought after Dixon memoranda said he was cer Tain the Rumor was false. The incident was an illustration of How badly shaken com Mittee democrats were by leaks. Rep. Pelew. Ondino or. D n.j., chairman of inc judiciary committee docs nol Lake lightly what he constantly refers to As the panel s constitutional responsibility in report to the full a Liim on whether there arc grounds for the impeachment of president Nixon. With a 21 to 17 democratic majority Lodino knows he has inc Voles to work his will. But he also knows that if the Coin Ini Ltee Voles on a straight parly line inc while House could say the impeachment inquiry is a partisan move to oust a he publican president. The leaks of Dixon Nemos and kill memos on administration wiretaps threaten to shatter the bipartisan Atmos phere Hod inn has worked in develop. After the leaks Lodino and House speaker Carl Albert. D okla., moved swiftly Liodina ordered committee staff Mem her William p. Dixon to write no More memos for democratic members Albert called Kodi Iio to of press his displeasure with the leaks As expected there were at tacks from Nixon administration figures. Dean Burn. A presidential aide and vice

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