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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 17, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Watergate break in changed . Mood High Point Enterprise monday. Jim la ii a by d. M. Rothberg associated press writer Washington a police sgt Paul Lee per Drew his gun and jumped onto a desk in democratic National committee Headquarters Quot i looked Over this Glass partition there were five men standing in front of a desk with their hands either raised above their Heads or at least shoulder High wearing Blue surgical gloves. A we ordered them out from behind the desk and lined them up along the Wall facing the Wall hands on the Wall feet spread apart and at that time i informed them who we were they were under arrest for burglary and advised them of their rights it was a Heady limn for Richard Nixon who was relaxing that weekend in key Biscayne Fla. Earlier that year he had made his historic trip to China and he had every reason to be confident that the following november he would win a second four years in the presidency former atty. Gen. John n. Mitchell had taken command of the president s re election Campaign and was in los Angeles. The Campaign Treasury was overflowing. The democrats seemed certain to nominate sen. George Mcgovern of South Dakota whom both Nixon and Mitchell were convinced would be their easiest opponent. That is unless Mcgovern proved a stalking horse for sen Edward m. Kennedy the Democrat they feared the most not even the break in at democratic party Headquarters ruffled the outward Calm of the Nixon Campaign. Quot a third rate burglary not Worth commenting on said presidential press Secretary Ronald l Ziegler. But As time passed that Calm facade would crack Widen and reveal far More of the secrets of the Nixon administration than the burglars had succeeded in disclosing about the democrats. June 17, 1972, would become the most easily remembered Date of Richard Nixon s presidency and by the first anniversary of the break in no one was calling it a third rate burglary. Sen. Sam j. Ervin jr., d-., was starring on daytime television As chairman of the Senate watergate committee hearings. Archibald Cox. The Crew Cut Yankee Law professor with a fondness for Bow ties was the special watergate prosecutor. And most of the men who had held the real Power during the first Nixon administration had resigned such As . Haldeman John d. Ehrlichman and former atty Gen. Richard g. Kle Dienst had resigned. But one former White House counsel John w. Dean in had been fired. Dean had a Story to Tell. Eight Days after that first anniversary he settled into the watergate committee spotlight and in Flat unemotional tones related his belief that one of those who had conspired to cover up that involvement of Nixon Campaign officials in the watergate break in was the president himself. But How to prove whether Deans Story was True of false the president declined invitations from Ervin Dent write refits dentures in minutes ind dictum m1siry Lough talk it wished worry available at All Mann drug stores and Cox to Tell his Side of the Story. Testimony from Nixon loyalists conflicted with Dean s. And then Alexander p. Butterfield told the watergate committee of the existence of Ute White House taping system. Thus began the Battle of subpoenas it quickly became Clear that Cox. A former solicitor general and Legal scholar represented the chief threat to the presidents determination to guard the confidentiality of his discussions with aide finally on of. 20, 1973, after Cox had obtained two court rulings upholding his right to subpoena presidential tapes Nixon fired the special prosecutor within Days. White House aides conceded they had misjudged the possible Public reaction. Thousands of telegrams had poured into Washington demanding Nixon a impeachment. Three Days after the firing Nixon agreed to turn Over the subpoenaed tapes. But the impeachment process had begun it was spurred on by the disclosure that two of the subpoenaed conversations did not exist and that a third was marred by an 18lx-Nunute erasure that bad wiped out the Only discussion of watergate. A new special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Took Over. In March 1971, grand juries returned the major watergate indictments. Facing criminal charges were those familiar names Haldeman Ehrlichman. Mitchell and former White House special counsel Charles w Colson. With All his one time closest advisers under indictment the president suddenly appeared vulnerable. The House judiciary committee joined the special prosecutor in demanding Access to White House files. After a period of cooperation the president Drew the lint. He had turned Over the material needed for the full Story of watergate. Name change Montreuil Switzerland was a Marline Noman 28, never did like name. A it always made me wind Uke an old maid and Drew laughter from desk clerks when i checked into hotels she explained. Now Marline is Here on honeymoon and getting More snickers with married name. She is mrs Richard m watergate. He would turn Over no More. But Jaworski and rep. Peter w. Rod no jr., d-n.j.,. Chairman of the judiciary committee did t let up in their demands in a dramatic bid to quiet their demands Nixon released edited transcripts of 44 presidential conversations giving them not Only to Jaworski and Rodino but to the general Public. However the transcripts gave a picture of a president who had sought to Quot keep the lid on the bottle a a to contain the watergate investigations. His position on the payment of hush Money proved ambiguous. He often came across As a bitter and cynical Man who yearned for a Chance to retaliate against political opponents. But had the president broken the Law had he done anything that could be com Ftp a dered grounds for impeachment on the second anniversary those were unanswered questions. And because they were unanswered they overshadowed All the other questions of guilt or innocence that would he decided in the courts. But there was one certainty. John Dean was a poor Prophet when he told the president feb 8, 1973, that the watergate break in would end up Quot in the funny pages of the history books Bush Hiu Lodge no. 732 a f. A am. I it tot it ii. To to pm Rohr j. Wimfrey matter Dan Muy Salt re tory a. A n close crunch a it clean cats Launo Cofas need help Oil an hem our Prater s will Pray for you no mrs attached it is our in of serving the lord. It one will Contact you Bess you specially quest it. Just do this phone 454 11, a recorder will Spond. You done to need to be your name. Just state Lur need and we will Pray r you then watch your e for the hand of god to love.,. Phone 454-4511 or write Rayers answered to. Of 154, Jamestown . M. Mhz notice. We be got new hours beginning. Mon june 17 monday. Tuesday wednesday 6 til 4 00 pal thursday. Friday. Saturday i of Aja to 8 00 pal breakfast starts at 6 00 . Our speciality Good Home cooked f00d.great peach Cobbler Whitehouse restaurant 2409 South main Street Pilot til insurance company and David b. B shop High Point salts manager or the company a Ordinary dim Mon a closed to announce the appointment of or Richard Colemon of a sales representative. Richard Coleman joins Pilot life or Coleman of a native of High Post and graduate of Ragsdale High school. He attended the University of new Mexico and hoi recently discharged from the us air Force. A invite you to concoct or Colemon for the finest in life health and group insurance pions David b. Bishop sales manager 120 weft Lexington Avenue High Point North Carolina Telephone 882-3378 Tea attention All democrats important precinct meetings to elect committee and delegates to county convention will be held tuesday june 18, 1974 at 8 00 precinct # polling puce precinct polling puce 1 Central High gymnasium la Guilford county bldg. 258 s. Main St 2 i Ferndale Junior High school 12 Brentwood school 3 Kirkman pork school 13 Blair Park club House 1901 s. Main St. 4 Emerywood Baptist Edu. Bldg. Providence St. Entrance 14 Oak Hill school 5 Mon lieu ave. School 15 vow Post 1960 302 w. Burton St. 6 William Penn High school 16 Oak View school 7 City county bldg. 222 s. Hamilton St. 17 Northeast Junior High school 8 Northwood elem. School 18 Allen Jay school 9 Johnson Street school 19 presbyterian Home to Tomlinson school 20 21 Union Hill school Oak View Grange halt lanyard re. 206 Triangle Lake re. Plan to attend and participate help keep democracy in the democratic party. The Only nonstop service to Stlouis at Eastern we believe that most people want to spend less time getting where they re going and More time there. That a Why we have the Only nonstop to St. Louis and have through service daily to Portland and Seattle. By Greensboro High Pointe Winston s Al pm Arr. St Louis remarks 10 32 am 11 03 am nonstop one Stop to Portland i by. Greensboro High Point w in Ston Salem i Arr Portland remarks 10 32 am 1 15 pm one Stop 12 05 pm 8 36 pm connecting right via Atlanta two Stop to Seattle by Greensboro High Point Winston Salem Arr. Seattle remarks 10.32 am 2 39 pm two Stop 12 05 pm 7 19 pm connecting flight via Atlanta Ctir-4 reservations to and the Northwest or for any other travel information Call Eastern at 299-3221 in Greensboro 885-5141 in High Point and 725-2344 in Winston Salem. Or Call the travel specialist your travel agent. You Gutta believe the wings of Man 4 Quot the Wing j or Man Isa Reg tto to strict Haw o Casian a hints inc

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