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Sunday January 13, 1974
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News stories from Sunday January 13, 1974

Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Supposedly, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has arranged a major breakthrough in the Mideast. The Israeli deputy prime minister informed Kissinger that a specific Israeli proposal has been created for troop disengagement along the Suez Canal. Kissinger spent time with Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and chief of staff David Elazar working out the technical details of the disengagement. Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban then authorized Kissinger to present the disengagement plan to Egypt; Kissinger flew from Israel to Egypt with the proposal. If Egypt accepts the agreement, the Geneva peace conference attendees will review the plan. A final peace agreement may be imminent. [NBC]
  • President Nixon flew back to Washington from California in a small government plane. The President faces monumental problems in the upcoming year. [NBC]
  • David Young Jr. of the White House plumbers group concluded in a report submitted early in 1972 to President Nixon that Adm. Thomas Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had received secret National Security Council documents taken from the office of Henry Kissinger. The report also implied that classified materials were provided both to Admiral Moorer's office and to Jack Anderson, the columnist. [New York Times]
  • The House Judiciary Committee's impeachment investigation could be delayed indefinitely if President Nixon invokes executive privilege and refuses to turn over tapes and documents, Attorney General William Saxbe said. A President using executive privilege during an impeachment investigation "is new ground that has never been explored before and I would guess it's finally going to be decided by the Supreme Court of the nited States," he said. [New York Times]
  • Senator Barry Goldwater appeared on "Meet The Press" and said that President Nixon's ability to govern has improved. Goldwater stated that the world has high esteem for the President and for Henry Kissinger. Goldwater added that if the President resigned, an upheaval in American politics would follow. Goldwater's statement strengthens President Nixon's position. [NBC]
  • A new crackdown on street crime in New York City seems to be working, but problems have arisen. Few muggers are caught; even fewer go to prison. A tough-looking uniformed police squad patrolled neighborhoods which have been particularly plagued by muggers. The squad moved from precinct to precinct, hoping to scare away muggers. The tactics were not very successful.

    Now, members of the crime unit are sent out into the streets in various disguises in hopes of becoming victims of street crime and catching criminals in the act. Detective Mary Glatzle said she gets self-satisfaction from removing muggers, robbers and rapists from streets. Police catch the perpetrators swiftly and without violence. The police are proud of their new tactics in the fight against street crime. However, most suspects get only a light sentence in court and are back on the streets soon. The New York City jails are filled with suspects of street crimes, but few are convicted and receive stiff sentences. The state legislature is reviewing street crime in New York City; changes may be imminent. [NBC]

  • In Cambodia, fighting continued near Phnom Penh. The best government troops have been sent to hold back Communist troops from the capital city. Fishermen were caught between government and insurgent troops. Overall government losses were light. [NBC]

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