• Short Summary

    Making a speech that linked the recent Arab commando hijackings with the wave of violence currently sweeping the United States, President Nixon was given a thunderous reception by a 15,000 student audience at Kansas State University yesterday (Wednesday).

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    GV & SV College audience applauds Nixon (8 shots)
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    2.
    CU Nixon speaks
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: NIXON: "And as they held their hundreds of passengers hostage under threat of murder they sent shock-waves of alarm around the world at the spreading disease of violence and terror, and its use as a political tactic. That same cancerous disease has been spreading, all over the world, and here in the United States.



    "America at its best has stood steadfastly for the rule of law among nations, but we cannot stand successfully for the rule of law abroad, unless we respect the rule of law at home.



    "If the war were ended today, if the environment were cleaned up tomorrow morning, and the problems for which Government has a responsibility were solved tomorrow afternoon, the moral and spiritual crisis in the Universities would still exist.



    "The destructive activists of our universities and colleges are a small minority. But their voices have been allowed to drown out.........(CHEERING)"




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    Background: Making a speech that linked the recent Arab commando hijackings with the wave of violence currently sweeping the United States, President Nixon was given a thunderous reception by a 15,000 student audience at Kansas State University yesterday (Wednesday).

    The President warned against nations condoning violence as political tactic. He called for an "uncompromising stand" against the elements of society who rejected the rule of civilised conduct."
    A handful of hecklers, shouting anti-war slogans, were drowned out by applause as the President started his condemnation of the Arab hijackers:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7Z1B6ISCMYIVXGXHEUKO3L4ES
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Z1B6ISCMYIVXGXHEUKO3L4ES
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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