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4;^ Gotesburo Rcaister^Moil Golesburg, Wed.. ApfH 25. 1973 The Fence Mender EDITORUL Comment and Review No Winners I Alaska's oil-rich North Slope is going to:be tapped. The question is not so much wten but how. I That is, should the oil be piped across A^ska 'to the southern port of Valdeas, a^ thence by tanker to the West Coast, a| the oil companies want, or should it be tdmsported whol\/ through pipelines across A&ska and Canada to the Midwest? » The answer will be up to Congress, ajl the forces on both sides are gearing u# ttielr arguments. Not surprisingly, a number of mid- wftstem senators and representatives favor tJA Canada route. What is surprising is tlwt numerous environmentalists do, too. It is^ almost as if Canada did not have an eiprironment to be concerned about, or a sdirereign government ttiat might have a say in the matter. > Points in favor of the Canada line inc^de the facts that: (1) it would avoid afftas of high earthquake hazard, (2) would a<bid a marine leg, (3) would interfere liess yfkti caribou migrations and (4) might be c<^bined with a gas line in a single cor- ri0or. « Also, it's argued that the Midwest needs oi) more than the West Coast and that much oCthe oil delivered to the West Coast would only end up being shipped overseas, prob- aky to Japan. ' The administration, however, through Secretary of the Interior Rogers C. B. Morton, has advised Congress that a trans- AJaska pipeline would best serve U.S. in- on Pipeline terests and that a Canadian route is "not desirable." The Alaskan and Canadian routes are equal in terms of their effect on the land and on wildlife, says Morton, but any pipeline through Canada would involve more unavoidable environmental damage because it wouVl be about tout times as long. '*It would affect more wilderness, dis< rupt more wildUfe habitat, cross almost twice as much permafrost and necessitate use of three or four thnes as much gravel that has to be dug from the earth and it would obviously use about four times as much land." Moreover, he says, discussions that have been held with Canadian officials liave made it clear that there are certain conditions the government of Cahada would impose on any pipeline through Canada. These are: (1) a majority of the equity interest in the line would have to be Canadian, (2) the management would have to be Canadian, (3) a major portion (at least 50 per cent) of the capacity of the Ihie would have to be reserved for the transportation of Canadian-owned oil to Canadian markets and (4) at all thnes preference would be given to Canadian-owned and controlled groups during the construction of tiie project and hi supplyuig mtiterial,s. These are the major arguments pro and con that will have to be considered by Congress. Whatever tlie decision may be, it can be said now with certainty that it is not going to satisfy everyone. Trouble in White House i The impression now being given the cduntry is tliat the Watergate affair is "fcreaking wide open" and we are steadily gettuig closer to the truth. Actually, the situation is mixed. In some ways, the r^Uty of what happened seems more eluded tlian ever. The reason is simple. It is incontestable that a great many people involved in tlie whole espionage-sabotage pattern have lied (sK >me under oatli). Without l)eing irresponsible, the observer can suggest tiiat sqme may still be lying. The visible evidence of falsehood is the rash of changed stories issuing from several individuals. First on this list, of course, was James McCord, convicted participant in the 1972 bugging of the Democrats' Watergate headquarters. . Reliable sources say Jeb Stuart Ma- gvnder, top aide to tiie President's re-elec- tien committee, has recently told a grand jijry a version of events differing from his original. ; Even former Attorney General John li^tchell, who has filled the air with scoff- denials regarding Watergate, now is reported by the New York Times to iiave altered his story privately—to the point ol saying he did take part in meetings wjbere bugging was discussed, but rejected t^ idea. Drawn into the matter in a new way by the apparently altered testimony of Magruder, the President's legal counsel; John Dean, seems ready—according to his friends speaking anonymously—to tell a new story. Yet, while all this widens the roster of openly named individuals, it obscures even as it "reveals." Dean, for instance, issued a statement —unauthorized by the White House and unknown to it at the time—saying he would not be a "scapegoat'* in the affair, and a friend says he will implicate people "above and below" himself when he talks. Mitchell's unpredictable wife, Martha, has repeatedly said she would not let her husband be made a scapegoat and would blow the cover off others involved if anyone tries to cast him in that role. Consequently, the new developments, though indeed "major," as the President labeled them, do not really have about them the clean aura of "here is the truth at last." Many "revelations" have mstead the sound of self-service in an atmosphere reeking of "every man for liimself." We do not know what motives guide these sources. But the fact that they talk to key newsmen is prima facie evidence that the President's house is an arena of bitter internal warfare. Watergate Web WASIflMOlt»f - Ifta Wat«^ gate web Is titfhtenbtg around thrM «( PnAim tfamfa cios^ est tdvlsifs fofinef Attofitey Qefieril 3dtak WnM, fortner Side Jeb Magftider and White House counsel Jtohn Dean. Alt three have itrotested their innocence, and the case against them is still largely ciromi- stantial. But witnesses before the grand Jury have given secret testimony wMch darkens the ckHid over the trio. Tiie case against them rests heavily up<m Watergate wire* tajpper James MoCord's charge that the burglary-bugghig aper- ation was actually planned in Mitch^l's Justice Department office by MitcheU, Magruder and Dean, with Watergate ringleader G. Gordon Liddy giving the briefing. On AiHril 2, we quoted from McCord's oonfidenUa], tntUaled memo that "John Dean, Jeb Magruder, Gordon Ud^ and John AflteheQ In Fd>. IVn met In Mltehdl'8 office at the De- partmeni of Justice and held the fhrst formal discussion of bugging and related operations." Tiie memo states that Uddy prepared huge four-feet-by«four- feet charts for the meeting. "The charts were .brought in late one afternoon and left in (Uddy's) office on the fourth fk >or wrapped in brown paper," McOord related. Uddy's former secretary, Silvia Panarites, has confirmed to the grand Jury ttiat a meeting was sdieduled. "It was a meeting at the Justice Department," she testified, "among Hf. Liddy, Mr. Magruder and Mr. MitdwU." mmmmpkCiLktsM "Hm, Miss f>anarites," asked Assistant Atty. Donald Campbell, "did tbere co«ne a time when you observed a.broivn package hi Mr. Uddy's office?" "Yes, sir," she replied. She described the package as about four feet in dhnensions, an indi tiiick, wrapped In braim paper. "Mr. Uddy himself carried tiie package into tiie office... ," she testified. "He did say tiiat I was not to look in the package; that it was better for me not to know of its contents. .. ." The mysterious package was left in Uddy's office overnight, she said, so Uddy asked her to hide it in case "somebody should happen to walk in, it would not be seen. ... So I moved the bookcase and put the package beMnd ttie bookcase." Anottier prosecutor, Seymour Glanier, asked whetiier Uddy's removal of (he package the next day was "related in vnur mind to tills appointment he had at Justice?" "X can't relate it to anything," she responded, "otiier tiian the fact tiiat he removed it himself." Mitchell reiterated to us in a telei^ne conversation titat he had no advance knowledge of the Watergate bugging. Magruder acknowledged attending the February 1972 meeting but insisted tiie bugging had not been discussed. We couldn't reach Dean, but our White House sources say he has now admitted Comment By Jack Anderson to his superiors tiiat Uddy presented various "wild" bugging plans at the meettaig. 'QBMSTONV PAPERS r The iMst damaging grand Jury teitlmoiHr disputes Magni- der's iwom Itatemeat tiiat he famr nottiing of the Witel-gata bugging. Aaotiier Uddy seere- taty, idly Hamwiiy, testified tiiat iha had typed up reporU on tiie conversations of Democratic Party officials. She used secret stationery with tiie code word, "Gemstone," printed on top, she said. , She reported tiiat the campaign committee's own printer had delivered the "Qemstone" stationery to Uddy's office and had cautioned her: "Mr. Uddy said no one is to see tills." . After tiie arrest of tiie burglary-bugging squad at the Watergate, Magruder in a phone call irm OaHfumii Inalntet^ his aasistanti Rohiffe Iteisneri to reiRMyve amiiitivi f ilei fram his effice. One was a blue fold* er, #hteh Relsner testified he asseelated witii Uddy. "Now my memory is vague," he stated, "as to whetiier it said 'Source' or whetiier it said 'Memorandum from.' But it said tiiat first, and tiien tiie second word was 'Gemstone.' It seemed to me (hat was from Mr. Ud­ dy." "Gemstone?" asked prosecutor Eari Silbert. "That's right." Reisner said he turned (he "Qemstone" folder over to campaign official Robert Odle who later testified he returned it to Magruder without examining it. Reisner also recalled that Magruder, in introducing Uddy to the staff in January 1972, said: "TMs is Ckirdon Uddy, who is going to coma to tiie staff as a lawyer, and Ckirdon Uddy alf» has otiier talents." Oommenled Reisner: "(Ma* grader) was trying to make a .Joke about the fact tiiat Mr. Ud­ dy was ... engaged in dobig kinds of research activities." Afterwards, Reisner overheard enough around the office to "Uifer" that Uddy "was re- spontibe for some sort of secret activity or research." It would appear Magruder must have had more knowledge than he has admitted of Liddy^s Watergate qieration. (Copyright 1973. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Environmentalists Blamed in Shortage At a time when most Americans want to get hi their cars and spUi out to enjoy the country sprh^, filling stations are shutting down because of shortages in gasoline. And the situation will get worse befwe it gets better—if it ever does. The public utilities have been warning of inadequate power to meet tiie nathm's energy neieds. There Just aren't enough tiiermal and hydroelectric power stations to meet our daily requirements. Who is being blamed for this "energy crisis"—and crisis it is-who is being called to task? Angry voices aro being raised agahist the Nixon Admhilstration for shortsightedness, against the pubUc utiUUes for their greed and stupidity, agahist the producers and refiners of oil for their failure to look ahead. Tlie fault lies elsewhere—first in the Congress and Uie state legislatures for bebig stampeded by the environmentaHst lobby and, Comment By Ralph de Toledano more significantly, by the relatively smell environmentalist movement which has bkicked the necessary expansion of our enei^y industries, They have screamed loudly about our environs, but^tii little mentality. Today, the United States might have the benefit of tiie vast Alaskan oil reserves, but development of tiie north shore has been s^ped dead in its tracks by environmentalist sob- sisters who were more worried about a handful of caribou and about tiie ecology of tiie tundra, a word which sounds lovely but merely means the Arctic wastes. Alaskan oil and gas might have been in your tank but for this sabotage. The oil spill in California's Santa Barbara Channel set the environmentalists off-and tiiat source has been virtually cut off. There have been important oil discoveries on tiie continental aheU off our nortiieastern states, and tiie environmentalists are girding for batUe to prevent drilling and pumping. There is a great shortage of refineries, but environmentalist groups are perpetually crying out tiiat to build them will pollute the landscape "-which simply me*ans tiiat it won't look as pretty as a cow barn. The public utilities have fought a long and losing fight to build nuclear reactors and convention(Continued on Page U) CroMword PiuBssle Htod Covcriiigi Amvtr M f MVINI Piinit THE MAILBOX QuesUona Board Editor, Register-Mail: What are school boards coming to? I pondered this question after readbig an article re- gardhig the firing of a Union School District teacher. The two biggest complaUits I have agauist this school board (and ottiers) are the procedures they use and why they do it. Not knowing the full problem Union has concerning this matter, one can still be reasonable in his judgment, since school boards function the same way. Members of the board might be reasonable in their judgment, but their judgment is not as im- pcrtant as the citizens who live in the community. Members are elected by the people with the purpose of servhig those people. If a majority of tiie people ask a board to reconsider hiring a teacher, they should do it and not go along wiUi the superintendent. Not criticizing his ability to make this type of decision, but the citizens vote for the board, not him. Why have a school board if he makes the decisions? For the three years I have been in high school, not one board member has sat in on a class. They just take the <^hiion of the principal or the superintendent. Those opinions might be good, but the members should make the decisions. . . . -Mike Robson, ROVA High Srhool student. 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