Texas Jewish Post (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 21, 1974 Page: 2 of 16
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a, THE CHIEF: “Bean, are you coordinating everything?”
BEAN (Alertly) “Yes, sir! Only insiders. Calmey is taking care of the West Coast up
through Nevada«Big Jake is handling Texas through the Midwest. Stanley is clearing the
Northeast” (AG nodded and winked to the Chief) and Ruby is wrapping up the Southeast.
Everything is clean. Washed. No traces.”
THE CHIEF: ‘Ok. Good.” (He turned to Eichleman)“What about the damn reporters?Are
we putting the pressures on?”
EPILOGUE: A small stream trickled out of the Watergate. It exposed a crack in the
Administration. It was first denied. Then the denied reports were classified as
"non-operative" and new reports came out. Soon several official government committees
started investigations. They were stymied. Then some unknown, un-pretentious news
started digging and the story became a flood tide that was soon to drown out all other ne
Everything was tried to divert it: vilification of the press by the vice-president as
chief-reviler. Soon, along with dozens of other high Administration officials he, too, had to
resign, face■ indictment, a prison sentence and charges of criminality. The greatest crime
was that the people were going to lose their political freedom and even Watergate in its own
peculiar dramatic way clouded the real point of whether this tremendous exponent of man's
progress of government would stand the test.
EICHLEMAN:(Looking at his notes)“We’ve got IRS investigating a group.Some of the
boys like to play a little you know. We’ve got pictures on B—, Robert and a few of their girls
friends we’re sure their wives would love to see. No problem, here. You’re too busy with the
affairs of government to concern vourself, Chief with some of these bastards who criticize
you in the press are really havingi ‘affairs.’”
The President of the United States reported to the Managing Editors of the nation s leading
newspapers that he was not "a crook." More digging. More exposure. Now problems with
income tax. How could one man hold up under a torrent of criticism for so long ? Impeachment
cry was now heard more often. "Resignation" soon joined the chorus.
THE CHIEF:rt)K. Everything has to go according to plan. Remember. I don’t want to know
about any particulars. NOT ONE WORD. We’re doing a great service for the nation. The
people will soon learn what a real powerful Administration can do for them.” )Bean wondered
if The Chief reallv meant FOR or TO. He saw the entire system being usurped. Wrecked.
Men placed in high position to spy,large corporations intimidated for huge casn contributions.
Privacy invaded. Political rights violated. God damn, evidence planted to make it look like the
opposition was doing everything. Even a fire and bombing contemplated and set-up for the
opposition to take the blame. This is almost like Germany 1932,’ he thought. He quickly
eradicated the comparison and remembered he was taking delivery on a new Alpha Romeo
late that afternoon. Mooney, his new girl-friend, would be ecstatic with it. Besides, The Chief
demanded strict attention and he was now being addressed again.)
The President was not a coward. He was going to fight to finish his term—the sentence he
was to serve under his oath of office. This week he spoke to the Chicago Executives and
played to an orchestrated press conference of leading businessmen, hand-picked. A
nights earlier, before national TV, he and Pearl Bailey were singing "Home on the Range
the White House, the same place that he never really officially welcomed the Jewish Press
two years earlier. Later in the week he played "Happy Birthday" for his beautiful wife, PnL
who returned from her Ambassadorial mission to South America as everyone sang the sc^K
and also added a chorus of "God Bless America" intoned on the piano by the president. He
tried but couldn't make the Yo-Yo in Nashville really perform and the audience cheered him.
THE CHIEF: “You’re positive about the coordination?”
In Houston, Tuesday night, he appeared before the Radio and TV Broadcasters in a "pr|p
conference" where the bulk of the background ticketing was handled by the local Republican
BEAN: Hatchet, Eichleman, Collie and the AG are working it out to the smallest detail. It’s
a masterpiece. I’m watching everything fall into place.”
The questions came on Watergate. On Sen. Buckley's suggestion for him to resign.ti
On inflation, foreign affairs, the energy crisis.
d , THE CHIEF: I don’t want a f—u in the slightest detail. I’ll be out of the country most of the
< time. It’s in your hands, boys. You’re doing the greatest and finest service for your country.”
X (He turned to Eichleman) “Anything new with the press?”
EICHLEMAN: “Only some Yids on a tour of the House today. Usual treatment. Class A.
Nothing said, nothing gained. Only PR.”
Of one question he was certain, he answered. He advised future politicians "to run 1i
And he was never going to fool around with Yo-Yo s again.
Poker was his real game.
THE CHIEF:“Well, then, now let’s get down to some of the real business of running this And there was one widely circulated story that he had as a young naval officer bluffed ft
Dvernment. Hatch, will you stay for a moment?” admiral out of a winning hand.
Hatch always stayed. No one knew how the very special plans or ideas surfaced. Somehow
Hatch always stayed. This irked Eichleman the most. But Collie and the rest had things to do
and Bean knew he was already running late to pick up the Alpha and couldn’t wait till he saw
the look on Mooney’s face as he picked her up later that day.
But that was a long time ago.
And now he was dealing with the people and the nation we all love and cherish.
The honorees of the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews are exemplary members of
the medical profession, dedica-
ted servants in the cause of
humanity and the healing arts.
Their outstanding accomplish-
ments in the service of uplifting
and curing the illnesses of
mankind and in the prolongation
of life through the dedication of
years of service to their
fellowman is an event that
deserves the recognition at then 1
Testimonial Dinner in their
honor with the Brotherhood \
Citations they will H !
March 26. J
We congratulate Edward
Guinn, Louis J. Levy and May
Owen on their significant contri-
butions and also wish to offer
our commendation to the entire®
medical fraternity on this histo-
ALCON LABORATORIES, INC.
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