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Julv 13,1975 *TM^ ' Exxon Contribution In Italy $49 Million The Force NASA announced Saturday that it will close its tracking station in the Malagasy Republic on Monday because President Didier Ratsiraka has placed the facility under military control and threatened to shut it down for nonpayment of rent. (AP Wirephoto) AW Yorfc Time* Serric* WASHlNGTON-The Exxon Corp. made from $46 million to $49 million in political contributions in Italy over a nine-year period, including apparently $36,000 to the Italian Communist party. The corporation acknowledged Saturday having authorized its affiliate, Esso Ital- iaha, to contribute $27 million to Italian political parties from 1963 to 1972. It said that the other $19 million to $22 million had been made by an Esso Italiana employe on his own authority. Â· * * IB testimony before Â· closed sesskm of the Senate foreign relation subcommittee on multinational corporations last Thin- day, in Exxon executive, Archie L. Monroe, is reported to hive said that the contribution had been intended for the Communists. The open question is whether it was in fact delivered by Esso Italian* employes or intermediaries. Asked why Exxon had authorized the contributions, Monroe answered, accord- Tap Records Kissinger Pleading Aide to Stay On i*l to a cMaptay sfnkwMM, "te talker toMcmcy." Asto* why the tlapny h4 enraurkei the naUlfcrttoa tt the CN* on**, he sail: "I te't kww." The Italian CtmmMbt party SMfht to win votes hi an eketfca last mwth by IÂ·- rasing M charges ctaceniaf nnvmesiU from American oil companies to other Italian parties. The Ommwists improved their position in the elections. Â· Â· Â· A MAJOR ISSUE the senate subcommittee plans to explore in hearings this week is whether payments by both Exxon and Mobil Oil Corp. in Italy were simply payments for specific legislative benefits accorded the companies. Another issue the subcommittee plans to look into is whether the payments were legal under Italian law. People in Italy familiar with the oil industry there, including Italian official and American diplomatic personnel, are understood to have told the subcommittee staff that not only Exxon, but virtually all foreign oil companies doing business in Italy, makes political contributions. By Nicholas M. Horrock AW York Time* Service WASHINGTON-Three months after Henry A. Kissinger ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to wiretap Morton Halperin as a potential security risk he was recorded on the tap pleading with Halperin to remain in government, FBI docu- ; ments disclosed Saturday. Â· 'The documents, filed in district court Â· here, were part of a series of FBI internal memoranda and letters from J. Edgar Hoover, then director, to Kissinger, who . was then President Richard M. Nixon's Â· assistant for national security affairs and is now secretary of state. * * * ' THEY WERE surrendered by the gov- " eminent in a lawsuit pressed by Halperin, a former member of the National Security Â· Council staff. He was wiretapped by the : FBI on Kissinger's orders both while serv- Â· ing in the government and after he re- Postal Service Cuts A Possibility Â· . WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal Ser' vice will have to make drastic, cuts in ser; vice unless it gets higher postal rates Â· soon, its chief financial officer says. ! - Without new revenue, the Postal Service Â· "faces a financial crisis within a few ;months, Ralph W. Nicholson, senior as- - Â·sistant postmaster general for finance, 'said in an interview. \ "There is a chronic disparity between -our revenues and our expenses. It's a problem that must be resolved either by new -revenue or by very sharply reduced expenditures, which would mean curtail- 'ment of service," Nicholson said. Â· He said the Postal Service has not decid- '.ed what service cuts would be needed and Â·he insisted reduced service is not the an- -swer. What is needed is new revenue in the ".form of higher postal rates, he said. . Â· "We do not think the nation wants us to .make the kind of drastic reduction in ser- .vice that would be needed to bring expenses down to the level of revenue. The solu- 'tion is to put revenue up," Nicholson said. -'. So far there have been no service cuts, 'he said. Nicholson continued the Postal Ser'-vice's attack on the independent Postal .Rate Commission, saying: "We can't continue with the present rate-making structure." ; The Postal Service asked the commission in September 1973 to make present postal rates permanent. The commission is still studying the request and postal rates are frozen until it decides. The Postal Service has announced it will raise the price of a 10-cent stamp to 13 cents if it can get the authority. While rates have remained stable, inflation and recession have played havoc with the 'Postal Service's finances. Nicholson said. Pipeline Pact Viewed Likely (C) A'.y. Time* Service WASHINGTON - Canada and the United States expect to sign in two or three months a treaty regarded in both countries as an essential step toward the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Alaska and Canada's Mackenzie River Delta to the main part of the United -States. Officially. Washington and Ottawa are not committed to the 2.600 mile line proposed by the Arctic Gas Consortium of Canadian and American companies. In fact, both governments are reliably reported leaning towards it. El Paso Natural Gas Co. has made a competing proposal for a pipeline across Alaska with delivery to the West Coast by tanker ships. However, the arctic gas project appears to have more political support because it would deliver gas from Pradboe Bay to the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountain area, the Upper Midwest, the Northeast and the Middle Atlantic states. Canadian gaifcould How to Canadian markl|s. Total vonime would reach 4.5 billion cubic feet a dav. signed and returned to private life. The tap was placed on Halperin's private telephone at his home in suburban Maryland. In this most recent filing, made this week, is a series of letters that the FBI used to report to Kissinger on the product of the wiretap on Halperin's telephone. By and large the references to specific conversations are brief and in many cases inconsequential. For instance, the FBI reported to Kissinger that Halperin's wife had told a cemetery lot salesman and several women callers that her husband was working on President Nixon's Vietnam speech. It reported on a conversation in which Mr. Daniel Ellsberg, who later made public the Pentagon papers, discussed "trips" which the FBI concluded were drug trips. * * * THE FBI technique in these cases was to record the conversation and then reduce the material to summary form that became part of a "log" of the traffic over the tapped phone. Most of the summaries were brief. But apparently the bureau felt a call from Kissinger to Halperin placed at 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 9,1969 was worthy of fuller attention. It prepared a four-page summary of that call but there is no indication the bureau ever sent the summary to Kissinger. The original tap, FBI records have confirmed, was placed on Halperin's telephone on May 9,1969. It remained there until Fbrurary 1971. This was nine months after he left government service. The FBI recorded conversations he had after leaving government including some while he was advising Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D- Maine, who was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Menhonite Youths On Job in Xenia Year After Storm XENIA, Ohio (AP) - It has been more than a year since a tornado hit this southwestern Ohio city, but a Mennonite Youth Squad is on the job. The 10 young men and women have been busy helping Xenians with limited resources make repairs, replace siding, paint and even cook. Earlier this month, they began rebuilding the frame portion of Joseph Austin's nursery school. The school was destroyed in the April 3, 1974 tornado and Austin received a $25,000 insurance settlement. Contractors wanted $100,000 to $150,000 to replace it. The Xenia Interfaith Council put Austin in touch with the Youth Squad, headed by Amos Lantz, 23. They were quickly at the site. In 90 -degree temperatures, they were measuring, sawing and nailing. "Without them I would be at a standstill," said Austin. "For awhile, it looked like I would never get the school built back." 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