Page Ten HOPE MRK.) STAR Wednesday, October 23, 1974 —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers GARLAND PATE of 701 Moses St., holds a Japanese persimmon, which weighs two pounds, along with some wild persimmons just for comparison. Mr. Pate is also holding an oddity which O. F. Lloyd brought in the Hope Star office. Looks like modern art which might be called 'togetherness'. It is two sweet potatoes which grew wound together as one. Lawyers press efforts to erode Dean's story WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense lawyers in the Watergate cover-up trial are going to press their efforts to erode the credibility of John W. Dean III with questions about his personal use of a secret political fund. Cross-examination of Dean was to resume today by 72- year-old John J. Wilson, principal attorney for H.R. Haldeman. Meanwhile, there was an indication Tuesday that former President Richard M. Nixon may teslify in the trial. His attorney, Herbert J. Miller, asked for transcripts of White House tape recordings used in the trial so Nixon can-prepare his testimony. Nixon has been subpoenaed by defendants Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, and Miller told U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica in a motion: "It ... may be anticipated that he will be questioned in detail about events and conversations extending back at least 2% vears." Miller said the tapes will be part of the court record by the time Nixon testifies and that the request "represents a reasonable, simple accomoda- tion, making it possible for Mr. Nixon to begin at once the necessary and helpful refreshing of his memory." Wilson said Tuesday he plans to question Dean about his personal use of $4,850 from a secret $350,000 White House political fund. Dean has testified previously that without telling White House superiors heVwithdrew the cash in hopes of using it for a honeymoon trip to the Carib- beans. He later repaid it. In Tuesday's testimony, Wilson drew an admission from Dean that while the original Watergate burglars were being tried in January 1973, he shredded two notebooks, which came from the White House safe of E. Howard Hunt Jr. Html, then among the original seven Watergate defendants, had compiled names and addresses of men who had helped in the 1971 break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, according to Dean's testimony. The former White House counsel said he shredded the notebooks because he had known of the Ellsberg break-in since May or April of 1972. Dean said that when assistant U.S. attorneys began asking him about the Hunt notebooks, he discovered they had been transferred to his own office safe from Hunt's White House safe shortly after the June 17, 1972, burglary at Democratic National Committee headquarters. "You did not turn them over to the prosecutors?" Wilson asked about the notebooks. Dean: "No sir, I destoryed them." Dean had said that in perusing the notebooks' pages, he saw no names or addresses he recognized and Wilson asked why, then, Dean placed them in his office shredder. "I had been told there was information in them related to the individuals Mr. Hunt had used in the break-in at Dr. Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office," Dean replied. Soviet construction projects questioned By FKED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is asking Russia about some puzzling construction and radar developments to make sure they do not violate the nuclear aims limitation agreement, administration sources say. These sources stressed there is no evidence of any Soviet cheating but that "we are approaching the Russians on certain ambiguities, certain things thev are doing " In recent months, U.S. re- connaisance satellites reportedly have picked up photographic evidence that the Russians are building something that looks as though it could be new ICBM silos. Sources also said the United States is asking the Russians about signs that they are developing a new mobile radar that some experts think could be used in connection with the Soviet antimissile system. Presumably Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will discuss the matter with the Russians during his Moscow talks. The 1972 interim agreement on strategic offensive weapons forbids the construction of any additional launching silos for intercontinental 'ballistic missiles beyond those in place or being built as of July i, that year. "Something is being constructed," said one administration source, describing the number as small. "They say it is for conunand and control," he added, indicating the United States already has had some discussions with the Russians. There is nothing in SALT agreement to bar new underground bunkers for controlling the Soviet missile force. The 1972 U.S.-Soviet treaty Limiting antimissile systems stales specifically that "each party undertakes not to develop, test, or deploy ABM systems or components which are sea-based, air based, spare based, or mobile land based." There was some opinion that the new radar is designed to improve Russian antiaircraft defenses, rather than the Soviet ABM system. White collar crime probe is pushed WASHINGTON (AP) - Fed eral prosecutors say they're digging into more while-collar crimes than ever in support of a Justice Department crackdown on corruption in corporate boardrooms and public offices. "I think everybody has the oush on and it's high time," said a aoutnern prosecutor whose comments were echoed by a score of other U.S. attorneys interviewed about the department's recent emphasis on investigating fraud, embezzlement, political kickbacks and similar crimes. Several asked not to be identified by name. The prosecutors said they're anxious for the drive to continue although the complex and lime-consuming investigations strain their limited manpower. And some are upset with what they consider light trealrnent of while-collar criminals by judges and juries. The U.S. attorneys are pressing Congress and the Ford administration for more money to hire more lawyers for those investigations and other duties in civil and criminal cases. Meantime, many prosecutors say they're prodding state and local authorities to take over the prosecution of such routine cases as drug violations and auto thefts to free more of their own time for corruption probes. The campaign was born out of the kickback investigation of former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and the Watergate scandals which shook public confidence in government and especially in the Justice Department. As part of a bid-to regain public support for the department, Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe has promised fair prosecution of the rich and poor alike and urged harsh prison sentences for white-collar crooks. Some prosecutors said the Agnew and Watergate cases gave them the public support they needed to indict prominent individuals without suffering from accusations that their investigations were politically motivated. "The Agnew* case indicated two things to us — it's possible to crack these cases, and the public damn well wants us to," said Dean C. Smith, U.S. attorney in Spokane, Wash. The prosecutors were unanimous in appealing for more money to hire more lawyers to handle investigations of white- collar crime. "We can't possibly prosecute every crime committed, but right now the emphasis is on while-collar crime," said one U.S. attorney. "I'm finding an increasing determination to defer to local prosecutors on a number of cases so we can go into the white-collar cases." 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