Reprinted from yesterday's late editions.
[Text omitted from source]tion and banquet on Capitol Hill Monday night sponsored by the U.S. Citizen's Congress, founder Rabbi Baruch Korff took the opportunity to announce. "This is my final public appearance."
Korff, ardent Nixon supporter during his Watergate troubles and former president of the "Nixon Justice Fund," said he was going to retire to his home in Rehoboth, Mass., and expects to write a book.
Bearded and tanned, he seemed to know everyone there, even a lady who stopped to shake his hand and remark about Nixon, "I think he did a fanstastic job on TV."
Between 250 and 300 guests moved in and out of the cocktail reception and about 200 sat down for the banquet at the Dirksen Office Building.
Presiding were Sen. Carl T. Curtis (R-Neb.) and former Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz.
Korff said he raised $359,000 to pay Nixon's Watergate legal fees and paid it to an attorney and has $141,000 to take care of the rest of the bills.
Other highlights were scrolls awarded to the three ambassadors who negotiated the release of hostages during the Hanafi takeover here.
They were Ardeshir Zahedi of Iran, Sahabzada Yaqub-Khan of Pakistan and Asraf Ghorbal of Egypt, who was represented by his attache.
Awards were given to the winning essayists on papers written about tapping our vital resources.
One winner, Mary Leh King, who arrived an hour late holding a five-month-old baby, won $100. She made a tiny speech into the mike.
When Se. Curtis spoke he said, "We all believe in the two-party system, the members of Congress go to two parties a night."
He introduced Butz by calling him the humorist from Indiana.