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Sunday October 13, 1974
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News stories from Sunday October 13, 1974

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

  • The resignation of Leon Jaworski as special prosecutor, effective Oct, 25, should have no effect on the Watergate cover-up trial, according to officials in his office, The government's case will be outlined to the jury today. That task and others in the trial were assigned long ago by Mr. Jaworski to his team of assistants. [New York Times]
  • The personal fortune of Nelson Rockefeller, which used to look like a political asset, now more and more looks like a liability. The Vice President-designate's generosity, from which sundry friends and associates have benefited to the extent of nearly $2 million since 1957, has come under scrutiny from the congressional committees considering his nomination to be Vice President. The committees want to know whether Mr. Rockefeller spent the money in the public's interest or in his own. [New York Times]
  • School systems throughout the nation, now well into the new school year, are facing not only the familiar problems of rising costs and growing racial imbalance but also some new ones. These include an increase in student violence and a greater militancy by teachers seeking to protect their jobs in a declining market for teachers.

    Major urban systems find a relentless decline in white enrollments leaving the schools increasingly segregated. In the suburbs, a sagging birth rate and a frozen home-buying market have brought a decline in the overall enrollment and sparked controversies over the closing of unneeded neighborhood schools. [New York Times]

  • Chief Justice Warren Burger, faced with the heaviest accumulation of unresolved cases in Supreme Court history, has called on Congress and the legal profession to find a way to bring under control the Court's continually expanding workload. The Chief Justice said the high court's annual caseload, which was 1,000 40 years ago and 2,000 25 years ago, had grown to more than 5,000 this year. [New York Times]
  • The United States Attorney General for New Jersey, Jonathan Goldstein, has spoken out sharply against the state's referendum in the upcoming general election, which, if approved, would permit casino gambling. Mr. Goldstein said the state would receive "no benefits of any kind" from gambling casinos, adding that they would provide an economic resurgence for organized criminal elements and not for Atlantic City. The city is hoping that casino gambling will bring a general economic revival to the shore's tourist center. [New York Times]
  • Secretary of State Kissinger, on leaving Tel Aviv for a flight to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said he had reached agreement with Israeli leaders on principles and procedures that might be followed in the next round of Arab-Israeli talks toward a Middle East peace agreement. Mr. Kissinger went to Saudi Arabia for talks with King Faisal before returning to Egypt to meet President Sadat again. [New York Times]
  • The Soviet Union's major Communist party newspaper, Pravda, marked the 10th anniversary of the present Soviet leadership's ouster of Nikita Khrushchev by stressing achievements in the decade. Pravda did not mention the late Mr. Khrushchev in its editorial, but it hailed the present leadership's shunning of "subjectivism, voluntarism, posturing and fuss." [New York Times]

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