The front page of the Indianapolis Star, August 9, 1974.
President Nixon’s resignation was effective at 11 a.m. EST on that date. At the same time, President Ford became the first president to assume the office under the succession procedures listed in the 25th Amendment. “The leadership of America will be in good hands,” said President Nixon.
Incidentally, on August 9, 1974, the weather in Indianapolis was forecast to reach a high of 80 degrees F with a low of 68. Showers. Also, the newspaper could be purchased for 15 cents. Weekly delivery was 70 cents for carrier delivery but 75 cents if you needed motorized delivery.
Ladies, you’ll be happy to know that “Women’s Pages” could be found on pages 18-22.