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SOONER OR LATER Chance of occasional rain late tonight, low in mid 60s. Same chance tomorrow, high in 70s. Mild Sunday, with some sun-shin. Middlesex General Hospital pollen 37 molds high. Vol 94, No. 182 Home News Home Edition FIFTEEN CENTS NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1972 Earlie re a k -In Suspecte At Democratic li 1 Ji ldB Headquarters MIAMI (AP) - State Atty. Richard Gerstein of Miami says the testimony of a photographer points to a second break in of the Democratic National Headquarters where correspondence between party leaders was secretly filmed. Gerstein said yesterday that a Miami commercial photographer had testified he developed prints of what appeared to be handwritten letters between Democratic leaders one week before five men were arrested inside the party's headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Photographer Michael Richardson identified the men who paid him for the "special rush job" on June 10 as former CIA agent Bernard L Barker and Frank Sturgis. Both were charged with the June 17 brtak-in at the Watergate, Gerstein said. "The only conclusion you can reasonably draw is there was another break-in at the Watergate or somewhere else where these people came into posses-sion of documents they shouldn't have had," said Gerstein, a Democrat who Is running for re-election this fall. Gerstein said his investigation of the Watergate affair is "continuing," but declined to say if formal charges would be filed. He said the probe was "totally nonpolitical." Richardson was subpoenaed by Gerstein and gave a sworn statement last week. Gerstein said the 29 year-old photogra pher passed a lxk -hour lie detector test yesterday "with flying colors." However, the state attorney refused to say how Richardson's story came to his attention. Martin Dardis, Gerstein's chief investigator, said only that Richardson's role came to light with a tip from an unidentified third party. In his statement, Richardson said Barker and Sturgis came to his father's firm. Rich Photos, on June 10. He said the two men described the photographs as "legal documents and notes, stuff like that." But Richardson said when he began to develop the 8x10 prints, he started to suspect "some sort of hanky-panky." The commercial photographer told investigators the 38 pictures from two rolls of 35mm film showed what appeared to be personal correspondence between Lawrence F. O'Brien, then chairman of the Democratic National Com- ' i y- i m nil jiu,h mi - -I i - f. ; ' " I r t . fry . i i - .1 INVESTIGATES SECRET FILM Shown are photographer Michael Richardson, left, in Maimi yesterday and Dade County State Attorney Richard Gerstein. Gerstein yesterday said he is investigating secret film processed by Richardson which indicates there may have been more than one break-in ar the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington. mittee, and other Democratic leaders. He said many of the letters were signed simply, "Larry." Richardson testified he first thought the onion-skin copies were being held by "deformed hands" on a "deep shag rug" background. He said he later realized that the hands actually were ill-fitting surgical gloves. While he processed the film, Richardson said Barker and Sturgis waited across the street in a restaurant. Barker telephoned him "at least three times" demanding to know when the prints would be ready, he said. Richardson said when he finished the job, "they were happy with the results. . .seems like they said somebody was going to be happy to see them." Barker paid him $93.30 for the prints, including a $10 tip, Richardson said. He added he thought little else about the incident until June 19 when he saw Barker's picture in a newspaper identifying Barker as a suspect in the Watergate break-in. "I saw the pictures in the paper and wham, that's when everything jibed together," said Richardson. "I ran my fanny right down to the FBI. When I saw something wrong, I did something about it." After giving the FBI Miami office his statement, Richardson said "they told me I might be called to testify before a grand jury in Washington." But he said he has not been called yet. A spokesman for the FBI in Miami refused comment on the case last night. But Gerstein, in confirming published reports about a possible second break-in, said, "We are willing to share our information with any other federal agency and have in fact cooperated with the FBI." Warren D. Holmes, former chief polygraph examiner for the Miami Police Department, said Richardson showed "no psychological reactions indicative of deception" when administered a lie detector test yesterday. Barker, a Miami realtor, refused comment on Richardson's statement. "Nothing personal," he said, "just no comment." A General Accounting Office investigation last week was touched off by the discovery that a $25,000 check and four other checks totaling $89,000 were deposited in Barker's bank account last April. The GAO probe concluded that the Committee to Re-elect the President had possibly violated sections of the new Campaign Finance Reporting Act. During the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach last week, Gerstein took sworn statements from Maurice Stans, former Commerce secretary and now treasurer of the the President's campaign committee, and Kenneth A. Dahl-berg, a regional chairman of Nixon's campaign. O'Brien Threatens to Quit Campaign WASHINGTON (AP) - While Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern worked to rectify complaints of loose campaign organization, two more Cabinet members joined the administration's chorus against McGovern's proposals. Lawrence F. O'Brien, national chairman of the McGovern campaign, sounded the complaint yesterday, saying it is too loosely organized, too lacking in coordination and central direction to operate effectively. Meanwhile, Secretary of the Treasury George P. Shultz said McGovern's tax proposals would endanger the economy. And, Commerce Secretary Peter G. Peterson said McGovern was naive in his belief that a unilateral demonstration of good will toward the Soviet Union will prompt a similar reaction from the Russians. O'Brien said in an interview published yesterday by the Miami Herald that he might leave the campaign after Labor Day unless steps are taken to improve the organization. McGovern and his two top strategists, Frank Mankiewicz and Gary Hart, spent three hours discussing the campaign and its problems with O'Brien. It was understood that O'Brien, whose chief task is to work with party regulars, considered the Wednesday night meeting a good start, but remained unconvinced that organizational problems have been overcome. Speaking to a news confer-ence, Shultz said that McGovern's proposal that capital gains be taxed at the same rate as ordinary income would discourage investment. And, while the Treasury secretary criticized McGovern's tax proposals, he refused to comment on specific tax reform recommendations under administration consideration. Commenting on McGovern's views on relationships with the Soviet Union, Peterson said, "I believe this view simplistic and it flies in the face of all that we have learned from long history of dealing with the Communist powers." In other developments: Presidential aide Robert H. Finch said the White House is "bemused" by the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters office. "If I wanted information, the last place I would go is the Democratic National Committee .... It was just the height of idiocy," Finch told a news conference at the Western White House in San Clemenie, Calif. In New York, a McGovern campaign spokesman said philanthropist Stewart R. Mott is contributing up to $377,000 to help elect the Democratic presidential nominee. The Democratic committee of Chesterfield County, Va., voted 13-9 to endorse President Nixon for re-election. As a result, chairman Bennie L. Dun-kum resigned and called for another committee meeting early in September "for the purpose of reversing ourselves and agreeing to support Democrats." i v-- - " r. i 'w?: I LAWRENCE O'BRIEN North Vietnam Flood Threat Eases WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon officials say the peak of North Vietnam's rainy season has passed without any serious flooding in the heavily populated, rice producing Red River delta region. Administration authorities have been worried about a possible recurrence of North Vietnam's traditional flood problem this year because, they said, Hanoi and anti-war critics would blame it on alleged U.S. bombing of dikes and dams. The United States has denied Fedders Strike Hits 6-Month Mark, But . . . The Fedders Corporation strike when will it end? How has it affected the lives of the 2.600 striking workers, out since February 24? Wthat are the prospects of settlement? How is union morale? How does a giant corporation whose annual net sales topped $350 million last year-weather the longest walkout in its recent history? For answers, Home News staff writers Ann Ledesma and Mike Celizic talked with representatives of both factions. "Production is at a virtual shutdown," admits company president Salvatore Giordano. "Our other plants will almost maintain our company's position in the central air-conditkming industry." And Union vice president Alex Roman asserts: "We will never go back for the same wages. Not after six months." With both sides determined to hold to their positions, the long battle goes on. The impact of this deadlocked struggle is presented on page 21 of today's Home News. repeatedly that its bombers aim at North Vietnam's dike system, although it has acknowledged some minor damage to the system in the course of attacks on nearby military targets. One senior defense official reported "fair confidence that there won't be any major flooding this year." He said the rains usually come down heaviest in August and ease off in September. The official said there have been a few minor breaches in dikes this month but claimed this happens almost every year because of the pressure of high water. State Department officials were not ready yet to rule out the danger of major flooding in North Vietnam this year. They were concerned about the possible effects of a big storm now over that country. Last year, before the United States resumed sustained bombing of North Vietnam, abnormally heavy rains in July and August brought severe flooding which crested in the last 10 days of August. The floods destroyed about 10 per cent of North Vietnam's rice crop, forcing the Hanoi government to dig into reserve food stocks, U.S. analysts have estimated. 426284 This is this week's winning New Jersey lattery number. Other lotteries: NEW YORK 248087 PENNSYLVANIA 608446 Under the best of conditions, North Vietnam never has produced enough food. It has relied for years on imports, principally from Russia, to make up the deficit. The U.S. mine blockade of North Vietnamese ports has cut off much of the country's food imports, but defense officials say Communist China is filling some of the gap by sending rice into North Vietnam over a network of highways, despite U.S. bombing of land supply lines. Late last spring, the North Vietnamese press and radio began escalating accusations that U.S. bombers were deliberately striking at the country's dike and dam system with the aim of ruining the rice crop. American analysts have suggested the North Vietnamese government was trying to establish an alibi for any food shortages that might develop later this year. . ,. ,- aWI.....Jl..I.LIIII II U.U......I .L UK, II HI, U..UI. ,U .. H ... . I ..H-ll --" I" , If .- -J " v- A ft VV-lf .J f x - ' TALKING - President Nixon and Prime Minister Kakuei Tenaka of Japan AP Photo meet at the Kuilima Hotel north of Honolulu for their summit talks. .1 rade Agreement HONOLULU (AP) - President Nixon and Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka wind up their mid-Pacific summit today, reaching accord on a one-shot Japanese effort to ease the plight of the dollar. The agreement, to be spelled out in a joint communique, envisions Japanese orders for an extra $1 billion-phis of American goods, with the bulk to be paid for in advance. American officials had hoped to leave Honolulu with a similarly specific meeting of the minds on longer-range solutions to a chronic and growing deficit in U.S. trade dealings with Japan. Such matters, however, are being left largely to future negotiations. Nixon and Tanaka were said to have spent a third of their time in private talks yesterday discussing trade matters. Sitting in on their initial discussion were Henry A. Kissinger, the President's foreign policy adviser, and Nobuhiko Ush-iba, Japan's ambassador to Washington. While they met at the Kuilima hotel on Oahu's north shore, Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Japanese Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira presided at a companion conference of other officials from the two countries. They were joined for an hour by Nixon and Tanaka before all summit participants took a break prior to an evening working dinner at the hotel. After the dinner, American sources disclosed that Tanaka has been invited to visit the United States mainland. He may go to Washington early next year. The dinner lasted two hours and in what was described as a "private and very informal toast," Nixon paid tribute to Tanaka in terms of baseball a. sport popular in Japan. Likening the new Japanese tween the two nations could be solved by frank and constructive talks. After a final meeting and issuance of the communique, Nixon flies back to his San Cle-rnente, Calif., home tonight, Before departure he will participate in a ceremony marking the retirement of Adm. John S. McCain Jr. and his replacement as commander in chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific by Adm. Noel Gayler. Chess Crown Is Tottering REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) Bobby Fischer's relentless march toward the world chess championship paused last night with adjournment of his 21st game against Boris Spassky. Some grandmasters said Fischer was well placed to win the game and seal his capture of the Russian's crown. The game was adjourned after five hours when Spassky selected his 41st move and sealed it in an envelope for use when play resumes today. Fischer went into the 21st game with an lU-i to 81 lead. A chain of eight draws had brought him half-point at a time to within, one point of the 12 he needs to take the title. A win today would clinch it for the 29-year-old American. A draw would move him to within half a pointjust one more draw of the title he-has, coveted since boyhood. Playing with the white pieces, Spassky made the first move by pushing his king's pawn two squares forward. Then he walked offstage. Fischer quickly went into the Taimanov variation of the Sicilian defense, a line thah gives black good attacking opportunities. It is named for Soviet grandmaster Mark Taima- if Tf X 4 xJ X prime minister to a pitcher, ' nov, w ho lost 6-0 to Fischer in Nixon said he and his team are "in the big league," adding, "He has all the pitches. He has a fastball, a curve, a slider and a knuckler." An American official who was present said Tanaka talked of handling problems in a "family spirit" at the summit and declared all difficulties be an elimination matcn tor the championship. As the game began, Spassky needed three wins and a draw to retain the title. He has won only twice in the series, and got a third decision through a Fischer forfeit. Fischer has six wins, draws. and there were ll BOBBY FISCHER Both players made their first moves quickly. Central pawns were traded on the eighth move, leaving Fischer with an isolated queens pawn. Isolated central pawns are a mixed blessing in the middle stages of a game. Without other friendly pawns nearby to defend them, they may be an easy target for an attack. But such pawns, properly supported, can become powerful springboards for, assaults. Spassky's position appeared strong. He had four pieces in the center, with open lines toward the king's side. Fischer had advanced his queen's pawn two squares on his seventh move, which led to See BOBBY, Page 7 Reds Step Up Attacks, Kill 24 Vie ts B Today's Home News STOLEN PRISON keys story labeled false Page 5 JUOY MEUCK wins swimming heat Page 14 TODAY'S TEMPERATURES 1 i.nv W .1 i.m.-M 4 a m.-5T 5 ft.m 36 6 IK M 1 tm.SS 8 m . 3 9 m 68 Business 12-13 Classified .30-37 Comics 26,27 Editorials 22 Obituaries . 23 People in the News .... .. 4 Real Estate II Sports 14-17 Television 26 Theater , 18-20 Women 24,2S SAIGON (AP) Communist sappers and gunners stepped up their attacks today on the eve of North Vietnam's national day, killing 24 rangers and wounding 23 in one assault. The Saigon command reported four attacks along a 150-mile stretch of Highway 1, the country's main north-south road, between Da Nang and Qui Nhon on the northern and central coasts. The heaviest assault hit the town of Tam Quan, 50 miles north of Qui Nhon, which the South Vietnamese recaptured on July 24. The Saigon . command gave this account: Simultaneous assaults were made shortly after midnight against the district headquarters, which was defended by a militia unit, and against a ranger command post 500 yards south of the town. Moving behind a 100-round rocket and mortar barrage, a number of sappers blasted their way into the ranger post. The attack was repulsed, but 24 rangers were killed and 21 were wounded. The command said 21 of the enemy also were killed but it reported only three weapons captured. - A spokesman claimed that the ranger post was not overrun. He said most of the government casualties were caused by the rockets and mortars. Meanwhile, a 500-found barrage of rockets, howitzer shells and mortars hit the district headquarters but only two militiamen were wounded. The spokesman said government troops looking for the enemy batteries after the attack caught up with an enemy force a mile southwest of Tam Quan, killed eight and capturd one prisoner and two weapons. Forty miles to the south, enemy troops attacked militiamen guarding a bridge near the town of An Nhon. Reinforcements were rushed in, the attack was driven back, and 34 of the enemy were killed, the Saigon command claimed. It said one militiaman was killed and four were wounded. Sappers blew up the halfmile-long Cau Lau brige 15 miles south of Da Nang, the biggest bridge in the northern military region, and closed Highway 1 there. The southern span was dropped into the water, but government engineers hoped to have the highway open by Saturday afternoon. Heavy fighting continued in the stalemated battle for Quang Tri. The Saigon command reported 63 more North Vietnamese and 12 government troops killed and 38 South Vietnamese wounded. Forty miles to the south, enemy troops attacked militiamen guarding a bridge near the town of An Nhon. Reinforce- was ments were rushed in, the attack driven back, and 34 of the enemy were killed, the Saigon command claimed. It said one militiaman was killed and four were wounded. In the Que Son Valley 30 miles south of Da Nang, government troops reported recapturing the district headquarters military compound. The blocksquare compound has changed hands four times since the North Vietnamese first captured the town Aug. 19. Field reports said pockets of enemy resistance remained in the northwestern end of the town, which the South Vietnamese returned to a week ago. Military sources said another government task force of several hundred troops spearheaded by an armored column was advancing toward Fire Base Ross, just northwest of Que Son, which also fell Aug. 19.

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