Thursday, November 8, 1973
THE MTCFiTGAN UAILY
Dems success tied to
EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS in amphibious vehicles, watched by Finnish U.N. observers, ferry supplies
to the trapped Egyptian Third Army.
Egypt to resume
full diplmatic relat ions
By DON McLEOD
AP Political Writer
WHILE THE DEMOCRATS on
balance appear to have come
out on top in Tuesday's elections,
the chiefs of both major parties
agree that Watergate had little
to do with it.
Instead, Democratic National
Chairman Robert Strauss and Re-
publican George Bush said in
separate news conferences, the
real test was their efforts in re-
building troubled parties. Both
said yesterday they saw evidence
of their own success.
Watergate doesn't appear to
have been a determining factor,"
said Bush, who has been cam-
paigning to persuade the nation
that the party shouldn't be blam-
ed for scandals at the White
House. And Strauss, who has
been warning Democrats against
a false sense of security, said,
"I don't think the elections were
a Watergate referendum."
DEMOCRATS IN GENERAL
did well, however, especially in
New Jersey, where they recap-
tured the governorship and con-
trolled the legislature in a re-
cord - breaking performance.
In California, a referendum is-
sue championed by potential Re-
publican presidential candidate
Gov. Ronald Reagan went down
Democrats scored heavily in
important municipal elections
across the country, principally in
New York, where Abraham
Beame led a citywide Democra-
tic sweep which returned the
city to the party fold it left in
electing John Lindsay as a Re-
publican mayor eight years ago.
THE CLOSEST THING to Re-
publican glee came in Virginia
where the GOP retained the gov-
ernorship by a paper-thin margin
in a race with no Democratic
"I'm extremely pleased about
Virginia," Bush said at party
headquarters in Washington. "I
think it may have national sif-
nificance, because it continues
a trend in the state which could
extend across the borders of
Bush's confidence about the
Watergate issue was not shared
by Gladys Brooks, the Republi-
can candidate for mayor of Min-
neapolis who finished a distant
third. "A great deal of Water-
gate has carried over here," she
IN THE MINNEAPOLIS race,
another possible trend might be
seen in the defeat of Mayor
Charles Stenvig, a tough law and
order proponent seeking a third
term, by a Democrat-Farmer
"Three or four of these police
chiefs got beat," Strauss said.
"People know now that law and
order doesn't just come from
electing a police chief as mayor.
They know it's got to come from
electing people who know some-
thing about the processes of gov-
ernment and meeting the needs
of the people."
In Louisville, Dr. Harvey
Sloane, a Democratic newcomer
to politics, beat Republican C. J.
Hyde, a former police chief, in
the mayor's race.
ANOTHER NEW black mayor
was elected in Raleigh, N. C.,
Clarence Lightner, a three-term
Nevertheless, top Republican
strategists say they did pretty
well considering the off-year na-
ture of the elections following
the national ticket's landslide
victory last year and in view of
the Washington scandals.
Bush says this might actually
favor his party in next year's
congressional elections because
it has fewer incumbents to risk
at the polls.
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CAIRO (R) - Egypt and the
United States announced agree-
ment yesterday on an early re-
sumption of diplomatic relations
in the first apparent dividend for
Secretary of State Henry Kis-
singer'spersonal diplomacy in
the Arab world.
"I think we are moving toward
peace," Kissinger declared af-
ter conferring for more than
three hours with President An-
"I agree with him," said Sadat,
flashing a smile in the bright
sunshine. "For myself, let it be
THE ACCORD to resume re-
lations was announced 'a f e w
hours later, closing a diplo-
matic gap opened by Egypt in the
1967 Arab-Israeli war because of
Washington's support for Israel.
The pleasant words after the
talks and the announcement of
restored relations were positive
signs in Kissinger's search for a
settlement to the Middle East
war of last month. They appar-
ently signaled Sadat's approval
of the American attempt to play
the role of middle man between
the Arabs and Israel.
Although no date was set for
normal restoration of diplomatic
relations, Egypt's Middle East
News Agency and the White
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House said the two countries will
exchange ambassadors immed-
THIS WILL raise the level of
contacts, facilitating exchanges
that could follow as Kisisnger
pursues his attempt to find a
formula for bringing peace to
the war-scarred Middle East.
In a demonstration of the mid-
dle-man role adopted by the Unit-
ed States, Joseph Sisco, assist-
ant secretary of state for t h e
Near East, flew out of Cairo
for Israel soon after Kissinger's
talks with Sadat.
Meanwhile Israel claimed that
Egypt was preparing to renew
warfare while Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger was negotiating
SYRIA REPORTED a clash on
the Golan Heights.
A spokesman for the Israeli
military command in Tel Aviv
said Egyptian troops were step-
ping up preparations for open
warfare and declared, "We aie
taking a very grave view of the
THE IRAELI radio said
Egypt's 1st Army, stationed in a
defensive position around Cairo,
had reportedly moved up toward
the Suez front ,apparently to
give it the possibility to break a
corridor through the Israeli lines
and open an escape route for the
trapped Egyptian 3rd Army in
the Sinai Desert.
The Israeli spokesman, "C o 1.
Nahman Karni, said he could
neither confirm nor deny the ra-
Egypt's official Middle East
News Agency described the sit-
uation on the Suez front as "tense
and explosive" and said the Is-
raelis on the west bank of the
canal were in pockets that could
easily be destroyed.
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ther part of yet a third White
House Watergate tape may be
missing or nonexistent.
White House aide John Ben-
nett testified before U.S. ))is-
trict Court Judge John Sirica
that the President's personal sec-
retary, Rose Mary' Woods, ca;}-
ed Bennett into her office Tucs-
day to say she had discovered a
"gap" in a tape-recording male
of presidential conversations.'
BENNETT, an aide to W h i , e
House chief of staff Alexander
Haig, said Woods did not describe
the tape she was listening to and
he did not ask.
Bennett also said she told him
that she was not transcribing Wa-
tergate tapes and that his own
testimony of Tuesday - in which
Bennett said he was told that's
what she was doing - was
"She came into my office this
morning,"- Bennett said, "and
said in effect that it said in the
paper 'I'm transcribing tapes. I
did not transcribe tapes. That's
the wrong word. If I'm called as
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explain I did not transcribe
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was listening to when she dis-
covered the gap presumable will
have to await her own testimony,
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