Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 27, 1974 · Page 31
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 31

Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, June 27, 1974
Page 31
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NKWMIKRAIJ), Panama City, Kla,, Thursday, June 27, MUf Page 1ft s No w Me m o r i es WASHINGTON (UP!) - Oh, but those were heady days Just one short year ago. They stood in Washington's warm summer sunshine — young people In Jeans, women with babes In arms, retired people working crossword puzzles. They waited for the doOrs to bfc thrown open on a unique living civics textbook —the Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities and Its Inquiry Into Watergate. Sam J. Ervln of North Carolina, the folksy chairman, looked exactly like a senator sent by central casting. He ruled the affair with a relaxed but firm hand, and the young people In the audience who wore T-shirts' Omblazoned with his Image hung on his every word. Sen. Howard Baker, young, smiling, handsome arid boyish, asked probing questions. The pundits pronounced him a cinch for the Republican presidential or vice presidential nomination someday. Sen. Lowell Welcker, a man of the President's party, was the angry young man on the panel. He was quick to rage when he felt witnesses were evasive or stupid or Just plain lying. •; Those three and their four colleagues on the committee became matinee Idols as, one by one.Rlchard Nixon's present and former brain trust paraded before .national television cameras to tell their stories about Watergate. Forgotten, suddenly, were the afternoon soap operas. Their make-believe tales of passion and melodrama paled as a spellbound nation heard John Wesley Dean HI accuse his for­ mer boss, the President of the United States, of willfully coverlng-up Watergate. Those were halcyon days of high drama that held the nation and the world willing captive. The names of the committee senators —and even the staff members —became household words. The Senate Watergate Committee will expire/at midnight June 30 —not with a whimper, perhaps, but certainly not with a bang. The spotlight long ago shifted to the special Watergate prosecutor and to the House Judiciary Committee studying Nixon's Impeachment, and although it laid the groundwork for both, the Watergate committee has outlived its usefulness. . "Time has passed us by," Baker told reporters last week. Ironically, the most explosive discovery of last summer's dramatic inquiry proved the committee's undoing. Alexander P. Butterfield, former Mxon aide, revealed to a startled television audience on July 16 that Nixon had taped all his presidential conversations. Within days the committee subpoenaed —and then sued —to get tapes of five Nixon conversations with Dean, his chief accuser. But although some of the tapes have been relinquished to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, and some are in the possession of the House Judiciary Committee, the Senate Watergate committee has been stymied at every turn in its efforts to get the recordings. You hardly ever see a "Senator Sam, he's our man" T-shirt any longer. Sam Ervih is retiring from the Senate to go back home to his beloved North Carolina. The pundits have been silent for months about the presidential ambitions of Howard Baker. Baker is Just another young, attractive senator whose probing question, "what did the President know and when did he know it?" never will be answered by the committee. Dan Inouye, Herman Talmadee. Ed Gurney, Joe S ara We're doing something about it! If you're like many young couples and find yourself still up a tree where furnishing your home is concerned, come off it with these down-to-earth bargains! Smartly Styled Sofa & Chair Heavy Herculon Covers These are our everyday Low Money Saving Prices EMERSON QUIET KOOL Kompact ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS 5,000 BTU Model 5CJ9C Spanish Style 5-Pc. 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But the public long ago haa stopped clamoring for their wit and their wisdom. "The train has left our station," said Talmadge. But the $2 million the committee spent was not wasted. Their hearings were amusing and entertaining, their work necessary and historic. They plumbed the depths of the worst political scandal in American history and they wrote perhaps the most vital chapters in the total volume that will be Watergate. The senators may have been outdistanced by history, but for a time they were history. Sister Helps Poor MIAMI (UPI)--Agnes Bojaxhlu, Mother Teresa, walks among the poorest of the poor, in Calcutta and Caracas, In Tabora, Tanzania, and Bourke, Australia. She lives a life of loving. She says poverty is freedom. She says: "There is a tremendous hunger for love. There Is a terrible loneliness killing people." Mother Teresa, 63, is a former geography teacher who always wanted to become a nun and founded the Missionairles of Charity in 1950. 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To be able to love the poor and to help the, they have the joy of.choosing poverty, the freedom of poverty." She said about loving other people: 'love, to be true, has to work. You and I have to do It. Not the church or government." Mother Teresa was recipient of the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971. In 1973 she was given the Templeton Foundation prize from Prince Philip of England, and beccame the first Catholic nun since reformation times to be honored by the British ruling famlly.She has been the subject of books, television documentaries and a movie. She told the story of taking a little rice to a Hindu woman In Calcutta whose eight children had not had anything to eat for several days. "I watched her divide the rice into two small piles and then leave. I learned later that she took half the rice to a Muslim neighbor whose children also had been without food for several days. It was very beautiful." Said Mother Teresa: "I don't worry about the hunger and poverty of the masses. 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