The Nation: Regret and Tears in Beaver Falls

The people of Beaver Falls, Pa. (pop. 14,000), a steel-fabricating town north of Pittsburgh, slowly retreated from their support of Richard Nixon with each Watergate shock (TIME, Nov. 12). Now they are glad that the long ordeal is over, but they bear him no ill will.

As he watched the resignation speech, Eugene Jannuzi, 58, head of the Moltrup Steel Products Co., took some comfort in the fact that Nixon's hands were steady, his eyes clear and his voice strong. "As he spoke," said Jannuzi, "I felt that I could forgive him much." Edward Sahli, 70, a General Motors dealer, also felt...

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