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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, High Point, North Carolina High Point Enterprise wednesday May 15, 1974 7anixon troubles Speed departure of Young staff people under this new North Carolina loan Law you la be Able to borrow More than Ever before. See or Call us today to arrange a loan. When approved Well let you know and Well have the Money ready for you Bright and Early saturday morning May 25th. Liberty loan corporation of High Point 114 North Elm Street phone 883-7191 High Point North Carolina 27260 u4 Sale 399 Reg. 4.99 a Bombay solid color Shantung embossed Vinyl Shower curtain with Matching fringed Valance. 11 colors. Window curtain 68x45" or 68x54" Reg. 4.99, Sale 3.99 yes you can charge it at a Penney in Westchester mall. Shop monday thru saturday 10 00 to 9 30. Sale 399 Reg. 4.99 Pansy Parade Bright Floral print and Stripe on Vinyl with Valance and Ball fringe. 5 colors. 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They had supped on the readiness of the 1968 Campaign and were full of Energy ambition ideas and ideals. It had been As one of them put it a an extraordinary Vantage Point a a Chance to be involved in the highest Levels of government a tremendous career boost an ego trip beyond their wildest dreams. Today most have departed their Rose coloured vision shattered or shredding at the seams. And they Are bewildered saddened betrayed and confused by the complexities surrounding the watergate scandal. And with the release of the transcripts it is soul searching time again More whats and whys and Hows. A a you got so carried away in that place with a feeling of moral righteousness that its understandable some thought what they were doing was Good for the country a said one disillusioned former Nixon aide. A i found myself saying so Many times the bureaucracy Isnit going to help these people. In a going to help them with the Power of the White House. But it was illegal. Where do you draw the line a if you did it by the rules and regulations you a be there 25 years. We did no to have that time. So sometimes you a fudge and say a the president wants this even so the aide and most of his departed colleagues do not agree with Gordon Strachan the tall sad eyed Young Man who fought tears As he told the Senate watergate committee last summer that based on his experience at the White House he had this advice for Young people interested in government service a stay anniversary rights report is scheduled Washington apr the . Civil rights commission will Mark the 20th anniversary of the Milestone supreme court school desegregation ruling by a series of reports sizing up the nations civil rights Progress in five key areas. Or. Arthur s. Flemming who was sworn in As commission chairman earlier this month announced the series of reports and hearings at a news conference monday. He said the commission will address itself to the significance of the Brown is. Board of education decision of 1954 by evaluating where the nation is today on such areas As education employment housing Public accommodations and political participation. The White House often pointed out that almost one third of the presidents staff was 30 or under. In 1969 a reporter interviewed some of 30 White House aides with the title of staff assistant Deputy Secretary or research assistant. Today Only about a half dozen remain. John r. Price a former executive Secretary of the Urban affairs Council and special assistant to the president left the administration in 1971. Price now 35 and a vice president of manufacturers Trust co. In new York was interviewed after Reading the edited transcripts of Nixon a watergate conversations. A a it a very depressing there was not More leadership shown a he said. A the Only things that come out is the instinct for survival. A the supreme irony of the Nixon years was brought Home to me by a memorandum Daniel a Moyniham wrote to Nixon just before he was inaugurated. The Gist of it was that it was Nixon a task to restore Confidence and respect to the office of the presidency and american then Price added a it is time for the president to step aside in favor of vice president of the dozen former Nixon staffers interviewed All Between the Ages of 28 and 35, most said they left the White House with mixed emotions proud of having worked for the president of the United states sickened to see so Many of their colleagues facing indictments court trials and jail and relieved not to have been sucked into the Whirlpool themselves. Lee w. Huebner a former Nixon speechwriter offered these reflections on his five years in the White House a when i first came to Washington it was a great glittering glamorous and exciting place. When i left it was sad and depressing. A everyone who remembers what it might have been is saddened it Hasni to turned out the Way we wanted it Huebner 33, now working for the Whitney communications corp. In new York said he finds it hard to talk about his feeling on working for the Nixon White House. The transcripts of the watergate conversations Are in Huebner a View a one of the most depressing things watch your fat go lose ugly excess weight with the sensible new fat go diet plan. Nothing sensational just steady weight loss for those that really want to lose. A full 12 Day Supply Only $3.00. Ask drug store about the fat go reducing plan and Start losing weight this week. Money Back in full if not completely satisfied with weight loss from the very first package. Don t delay get fat go today. Only $3.00 at Mann drugs i in be read. People still have questions.�?�. But of his experience in the White House Huebner insisted a it is an extraordinary Vantage Point. I feel Lucky to have had the Opportunity. I met a lot of Fine people there. I Learned a he smiled at the memory then Shook his head. He was disappointed he said that Nixon did no to take a More Active role in investigating the watergate scandal a from the Day after the break in we kept waiting for someone to raise the roof. I regret he did no to take a stronger role from the Start in condemning it and cleaning it a for a time i was mad As hell i did no to know More a said Robert c. Odle jr., a former Nixon staffer and official at the presidents reelection committee who was the first person to testify before the Senate watergate committee. A they could have taken me into their Confidence but in a glad they did no to. Odle a Strong defender of the president takes offence at those who describe the White House a was a dark fortress like Garrison where everyone went around with paranoia and he scowled at the image. A a it Wasny to like that a he said rising from his chair to Pace around his ninth floor office at the department of housing and Urban development where he has worked since last summer. A it was a Fine place. They were principled people generally. A there were few affairs Little adultery Little drunkenness. Many of the people were Church going. I think a few individuals went wrong. One or two things were done improperly and people attempted afterwards to cover up these things. A you have to ask yourself in conscience. Might the people who covered it up not have done so if the vultures weren t waiting a in Odless View the edited transcripts a conclusively show the president had no More knowledge of the scandal than he said he should Nixon leave office or be impeached a i can to think of a greater National tragedy. He said. Some of the Young people who like Odle carried the title a staff assistant to the president a have been unable to find a Job or found potential employers wary of anyone with White House connections. They View themselves As victims of guilt by association even in cases where no evidence has surfaced to connect them in any Way with watergate. Jefferey e. Donfeld 30, a former Nixon staffer who worked for More than four years on Nixon a drug abuse program said he received less than red carpet treatment when Job Hunting last summer. He received indications he said that congressional leaders had Little interest in awarding High government positions to any attorneys who had worked on the White House staff during Nixon a first term. At most of the Law firms and corporations where Donfeld interviewed officials insisted on knowing if he had done anything that would subject him to prosecution or unfavourable publicity. A talk about resentment and disgust a said Donfeld who now works for a los Angeles Law firm. A the fact that i served the president of the United states and committed no illegal acts and be Able to get a High position in government i resent Bobbie Greene Kilberg a Yale Law school graduate who worked on Indian affairs and other Domestic areas echoed the View of Many former aides when she said that in spite of a the stupidity of watergate a she has not lost interest in politics. A i May run for state legislature sometime a said mrs. Kilberg now a vice president of mount Vernon College in Washington. What annoys her however is when people ask her to justify the individual actions of watergate just because she worked in the White House. A a we be tended to socialize increasingly Only with our friends a mrs. Kilberg said. 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