Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 1, 1973 · Page 2
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 2

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, February 1, 1973
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f At 2 ·nf*r*4 M MOMM cltw mttltr. P»l Off It*, TiKMft, ArlUM T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1973 stery witness' . _'" '. · V ' . . ' . .. · ' · , ' '· . · . hits papers' harm Capsules \ Bullets kill Milwaukee policemen LOS ANGELES (UPl) The government today tried to discredit a "mystery witness" who swore his superiors at the Defense Department ordered' the suppression of evidence showing that release of the Pentagon Papers would not endanger U.S. security. Lt. Col. (ret.) Edward A. Miller Jr. said that after the New York Times and other newspapers printed the secret Vietnam war history,' it-was liis job ~"to see if disclosure of information in the papers would be -harmful to the security of the United States." Miller, the "mystery wit-' ness" the defense said could prove the government intentionally withheld information which'would .be helpful to defendants Daniel ". Ellsberg and Anthony Russo 1 Jr., said that although his superiors had ordered suppression of his report he had. kept a copy for his own files. ; His admission led U.S. Dist. Judge Matt Byrne Jr. to advise him of his constitutional right to refuse to incriminate himself, and to read aloud to him the federal statute forbidding removal, of government files. · ' . . - · ". . . In December, Miller said, he attended a meeting at which Frank Bartimo, assistant general counsellor the Defense Department, presented a letter from the Justice Department asking for a "security review position'' on the impact of nine volumes of the Pentagon Papers. . "It was our understanding ·that these documents formed the core of the government's case against Dr. Ellsberg," Miller said'. . . . He said his reports concluded that the majority of the Nixon admits pilot was agent of CIA material in the documents had been improperly classified to begin with and "did not relate to national defense." After he had completed his report, Miller said, he was in. formed by his''boss, Charles Hinkle, Ije'a'd of the Office of Security Review, that Jerry Friedheim, deputy assistant secretary of defense,, had ordered the "damage reports" removed from the files. He said 1 he had seen a memorandum, for the record prepared by Hinkle, which confirmed those instructions. Hinkle was expected to follow Miller to the stand. Both men were ordered by the judge to fly to Los Angeles from Washington to tell-what they knew about the impact reports. The jury was excused until Monday while Byrne : questioned the pair about the reports. The defense is expected to move tomorrow for dismissal of the indictment against Ellsberg and Russo on grounds the government deliberately withheld evidence. -- UPl Tclephblo Happy Birthday, Black Jack The Army's oldest and most famous horse, Black Jack, celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday at Ft. Myer, Va., and took large bites from a birthday cake. Helping Black Jack celebrate are Mrs. Michael V. Schado, wife of a retired Army officer, and Army Spec. 4 Don Ott. Black Jack, the riderless horse at military funerals, appeared last week in the funeral procession for Lyndon B. Johnson. 'Fan letters' with bombs mailed to three actresses ROME (UPl) -- Those letters addressed to three actresses were not from fans. They contained bombs. So far, no one has been hurt, but police in Pisa, Florence, -- UPl Tdcphoio Elsa Martinelli Repair costs 'inexcusable' for '73 cars WASHINGTON (UPl) The head of an independent safety organization has told Congress that 1973 model cars can meet new government bumper standards and still sustain "inexcusable" damage costs. ( William Haddon Jr.. president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee he crash-tested seven 1973 model cars, ranging from full sized sedans to compacts. In a 15-mile-an-hour front end collision -- ten miles an hour above the speed cars must be able to withstand front end crashes into a barrier without damage -- the vehicles sustained damage costs ranging form §1,112 to $681, Haddon said. Although the damage costs were slightly less than the same test conducted on 1972 model cars, Haddon said "There is absolutely no technological justification for bumper designs that permit the amount of damage" shown by this tests. Haddon noted three of the car? -- a Chevrolet Impala, a Plymouth Fury and a Ford Galaxie -- survived without damage in one test that followed federal pidelines for MM collisions- Rome and elsewhere said to- · day they are worried about the latest spate of letter bombs. The actresses said nothing. The third 1 such letter in six days exploded accidentally yesterday in a mailbag, at the Pisa railway station. Like the earlier two letters, that one was mailed from Tuscan villages within 22 miles of Flor : ence. The best known target was actress Elsa Martinelli, a star in many of the saucier Italian movies of the 1960s. Like her, the other two actresses are best known . for scantily-clad roles. "It looks like the work of one man," a police spokesman said, "someone with a grudge against actresses in general." The first letter bomb was addressed to West German actress Solvi Stubing and exploded last Friday in a mail sorting office at the Florence railway station, shooting flames 10 feet into the air. Mailman Paolo Berti, 44. was not injured but went to a hospital for what his doctor called "light mental shock." Miss Stubing, best known for scantily-clad appearances in television beer ads, is currently appearing in a musical. The envelope was addressed to her Rome home. On Monday, a thick orange- colored envelope arrived at the Rome home of movie actress Laura Anlonelli. Her husband, Enrico Piacentini. decided the envelope looked suspicious and called police. Bomb disposal experts x-rayed the envelope, then opened it. Inside was a defused explosive device, consisting of 1% ounces of explosive with a chemical detonator. The bomb addressed to Miss Martinelli was the one that exploded at the Pisa station. It TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thr Ais«iot»d Prut i! entitled ««· dusivety to the us* for ntpublicafion of all 'flcal nfws printed in this newspaper as well os all AP news dispatches. MEMBER OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL SUSSCKIPTION RATES, Home-Dtliv»rrd in Tuciom By Carrier, 60- per weelt or $31.20 per yeor. By Auto-Routs, $2,65 per month ftr $31.80 per year. Horre-Detiviraa 1 Ouhid* Tucson; 60* per week or $2.65 per month. Moil Sole* PayobU in Advance: State of Arizona. $3.25 p4r month or 539.00 per year. Outside Ariiono, including Canada Mexico, $4.25 f»r month or $51.00 per year. Second!os« poitag* paid at Tucson, Arizona. Published Doily «rep» Sunday by the: CITIZEN rilSUSHING COMPANY 70S Norft Jton» A»smrci Tucson, AriioM 8570T Phono (402) M2-5J55 was in a gray envelope addressed to her Rome home, police said. When it went off, it sent up a lot of .smoke but caused no damage. Several other letter bombs have been mailed to addresses in Italy since Palestinian guerrillas first started using such devices against Israel last year. Targets have ranged from a Jewish relief organization in Rome to a Sicilian judge threatened after detaining, some rightwingers accused of causing a riot. WASHINGTON (AP)" President Nixon has publicly admitted that an American captured in China 20 years ago was a CIA agent, but administration officials say it was not an effort to trade for the man ? s early release. · Other government sources had 1 acknowledged the espionage role of John Thomas Downey and Richard Fecteau when their plane was shot clown, but Nixon, in yesterday's news,' conference, was the first U.S. official to put it on the record. The old official line .had been laat Downey and -Fecteau were civilian employes of the Army whose plane was downed when it strayed off course on a flight from Korea to Japan. In the period leading to Nixon's China trip last year Fecteau was released after serving 19 years of a 20-year sentence. Downey's original sentence was 30 years, but in December 1971 'the remaining term was cut to fivej'ears. The matter came up when a reporter asked' Nixon about Americans held by the Chinese. He answered that "we have every reason to believe" that two military pilots shot down during the 1960s will be released "as the POW situ- ation is worked out in Vietnam." The pilots-, Navy Lt. Cmdr.. Robert Flynn and Air Force Maj. Philip Smith, were shot down in separate missions involving Vietnam reconnaissance missions. · '"Downey," Nixon said, "is a different case, as you know. Downey involves a CIA agent." While House and State Department sources say Nixon was only stating fact, not attempting to trade the admission for Downey's release. In fact, the President told reporters, "we have no assurance that any change of action, other than the commutation of the sentence, will take place." ' . However, he emphasized such an act by Peking "would be a very salutary action," indicating Downey's early re- i lease would be helpful in improving U.S.-Chinese relations. Concert planned The Sahuaro High School band will hold its winter concert Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. There will be no admission charge. J Since 1906 40 N. STONE AVE. EL CON CENTER is having our first store wide v sale 20% to 50% off Fine Jewelry Gold Jewelry Diamonds Watches Clocks Silver China and Crystal and items gift No Special Order* Please. Stolen N.Y. dope hits $73 million NEW YORK (AP -- New procedures for monitoring naiv cotics evidence have 'been ordered following the disclosure that 398 pounds of heroin and cocaine worth $73.million were stolen from the police department from 1961 to 1972. Police/Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy announced -the'.'loss'following a five- week audit begun after the discovery that a large amount of heroin seized in the famous "French Connection" case was missing from the police 'department's property clerk's office. Striking teachers remain out By United' Priii International . . . ' . " · Public schools remained closed in St. Louis today despite a circuit court judge's temporary injunction ordering the city's 4,000 teachers back to work. In Philadelphia, teachers discarded their picket signs but remained outside tne classroom despite a court order banning picketing. And In Cleveland, parents were advised to check before sending their children off to school today as the first strike ever in Ohio's largest city went into its second day. Arms talks stalled over details VIENNA .(UPl) -- Diplomatic sources said today "that delegates from 19 nations assembled to discuss a mutual reduction of aims and troops in central Europe art split by disagreements over details that may delay the start of their talks until next, week. The delegates instead began a series of quiet private meetings today aimed at" resolving their differences. MILWAUKEE (UPl) Two uniformed policemen who moments before had radioed for more help were shot to death late yesterday, apparently while making an arrest. Four suspects were arrested: in connection with the shooting, including one who was wearing handcuffs when, found. 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