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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 50

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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C8-Palm Beach Post. Thursday, December 9, 1976 Kissinger Often Used as His Source, Days of 'Senior9 Are Over could only quote "state department officials." "Senior American official's" words were carefully weighed and watched by newspaper readers and broadcast listeners, as well as the world's governments which naturally had a pretty good idea who he was, from 1973 to 1976. "Senior" could speak frankly without disrupting delicate negotiations, whereas Kissinger himself could not. It helped Kissinger, of course, but it also helped the world's news watchers. For instance, it was "senior" who first let the world know Kissinger was close to an agreement in the Israeli-Egyptian negotiations and later that a Syrian-Israeli agreement was to be achieved. "Sertior" had a reputation for never lying to the reporters who checked him carefully. The reporters sometimes later learned that they had not been told the entire truth, but that was within the limits of fair play. The "senior" in his name was a badge of rank and authority which distinguished his reflections and assessments from mere "American officials." "Senior" oddly never appeared on the ground, only in the air. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the State Department Correspondents Association for its annual BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPI) -The famed "senior American official," an institution in American journalism and diplomacy during the secretaryship of Henry Kissinger, quietly died Tuesday at age 3. The mythical "official" actually was a Kissinger device born in late 1973, suddenly appearing before the American reporters who traveled aboard the plane that also carried the secretary of state through the Mideast. Without explanation or further clues to his identity the "senior American official traveling on Kissinger's plane" became the attributed source of thousands of news stories charting the progress Kissinger was making in his negotiations. Thus did a Kissinger's-eye view of things get before the public of the world while the secretary himself diplomatically managed to avoid being directly quoted by name. The "senior official," not surprisingly, proved to be very loyal, exercising discreet silence about Kissinger's failures. But "his" death as a device for transmitting news was indirectly caused by the U.S. elections and the change in the U.S. administration. The disappearance of "senior," as some of his friends called him, was made known to reporters aboard the Kissinger plane Tuesday when they were informed that henceforth they New Jersey Rail Fest Draws Modeling Buffs "It's similar to customizing a car," he said. "A railroad car doesn't come with piping, or braking or rigging." "If you go further, a guy has to sit, right?" he said, extracting a minuscule red velvet chair from a plastic box atop his booth. DR. GRAWB0W ( VIKING POPE GIFT 4 GOOD I 1 DECATn tej ZCyK SMOKING TOBACCO pes. 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In model railroad parlance, a "pike" is a full layout from train and rails to sage brush scenery, and s-gauge 1 inch equaling 64 feet of real railroad is the craftsman's scale. The lingo needed little elaboration for. the 8,000 model railroad buffs' who last weekend crowded the rail fest crammed with 45 display booths heaped with everything from cabooses to semaphore lanterns. "Of course, we all started with trains under the Christmas tree," Bob Vok, 33, of Union, organizer of the two-day show, said. "I can still remember my first train. I was 3." Model railroading began in Britain in the 1800s with mini-models first used in industry. A booth with finely detailed bronze locomotives made in Japan showed the hobby is still spreading along with interest in everything connected with the Iron Horse. The breathy tones of a long muted locomotive welled from the tape recorder at one booth. 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