WATERGATE: The Hearings Resume

Off to a faltering start after a seven-week recess, the resumed Watergate hearings presented no startling new evidence of outrageous conduct in the 1972 presidential campaign. But, through two witnesses whose personalities, perspectives and fortunes offered a fascinating contrast, they did provide an intriguing dialogue on political ethics. The two:

— E. Howard Hunt, 54, a career Government spy and mystery novelist, now imprisoned for the Watergate wiretapping and burglary. Graceful of language but wan and dispirited, he argued that not even the political raid on Democratic National Headquarters was improper since...

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