Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 16, 1974 · Page 133
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June 16, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 133

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The 2d District Police Station began to fill up. The FBI arrived. Higher ranking policemen rolled in, up to an assistant chief, who read the suspects their rights all over again. Everything moved very slowly as the routine took control. v Each piece of property on the defendants was carefully logged in--including the now- famous $100 bills arid the notebooks that were to lead to higher places. A United States Attorney arrived to get a search warrant for the two hotel rooms four of the five were occupying, and to find a judge to sign it. Then all the property in the hotel rooms had to be logged in with care. The long night Every few hours Leeper would call his wife and explain that he'd be home "soon." That "soon" stretched into all night and most of Saturday. When Leeper finally made it home at 8 o'clock Saturday night--28 hours after' going on duty--he was too bushed to take anyone anywhere. Since that long night, teepee's life has gone ba,ck to the old, comfortable routine. His captain put him in for a citation, but the Awards Committee never issued one. He did appear briefly on television as a witness at the Senate hearings, and got a few letters. Some were from old friends from his hometown, Fairmont, W. Va., now scattered around the country. There were a few requests for autographs, and a series of letters from someone in Kentucky urging him to read the Bible and fight corruption in government (Leeper, as it happens, is, and always has been, a member of the Church of Christ.) Around the station house, even the kidding from his fellow officers has quieted down, or shifted to the topic of why his team in the police softball league finished only second in the city championship. 'A crying shame' But when Leeper is not around, his fellow cops feel rather strongly about what they consider his lack of recognition. "It's a crying shame that he wasn't named Policeman of the Year) not only for the city but for the whole country," says Detective Sgt Anthony Rogers of the 2d District Leeper, since the Watergate night, has received an $800 yearly raise--but .he was due that anyway. He has moved to a new home in suburban Maryland (as planned) and fights an endless war against the dandelions (not foreseen). He goes about his work happily, as he always has, proud to be a policeman. He has had to explain to his older daughters what Watergate is--they had pictured it as an enormous gate with water pouring out And there came a point in time when the anonymous hero of Watergate was helping take his daughter's kindergarten class to the Smithsonian's museums. As the bus passed the Watergate complex, the teacher pointed it out and explained, "That's where it all began." Little Tracy Leeper looked up at her father and grinned. He smiled down at her, as the bus, like his life, rolled quietly on. 15 MILLION PEOPLE TO THE TRACE RAZOR. TH TO HAS TO BE A SIMPLE EXPLANATION The TRAC IP-razor Effect. As the 1a blade shaves your whisker, it lifts it out from your face. Before it dl snaps back, the 2nd Wade can shave it again, doser. Now hereto reason for switching that needs no explanation. Onedolarrehind from Gieneon^ocITor Lady »«n *1°°l I I I I Here's how you can receive your $1.00 refund in the mail: 1. Purchase a Trac n Razor or a Lady Trac H Razor. 2. Cut the words "Gillette Trac fl" or "Lady Tracfl" from the-top of the razor package. 3. Rl in the coupon completely. 4. Mail the coupon and the package top to: "GiHette Trac n Razor, $i:00 Refund Offer," P.O. Box 9216, St. Paul, Minn. 55192. i send a Troc fl* and a Lady Trac n package top, we'll send you $2.00! Name Address Oiy State Zip Offer expires September 30, 1974. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. I I I I n°°l © 1974,The Gillette Company, Boston, Mass.

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