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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 12

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, May 30, 1973
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12: GolesbufQ, Rftflfiter-Mqil, Galesburg, III. Wednesday, May 30, 1973 Nixon Cites Security Leaks as Reason for Covert Acts By EUGENE V, RISHER WASHINGTON (UP I) President Nixon said last week that he may have initiated the Watergate cover-up but he didn't intend to. Washington Window The President issued a statement setting forth what he said were his own recollection of events since last June 17 when live burglars were caught In the Democratic national headquarters. It said he directed two of his top aides, H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehriichman, not to allow the investigation of the Watergate to interfere with national security operations and offered the explanation that somebody —presumably Haldeman and Ehriichman, both of whom have resigned —went beyond his directives to hide their own involvement or that of others. The 4,008 carefully chosen words were clearly a response to the various charges of widespread efforts by the President or his sides to corrupt the political process and insure his re-election. Garment Objects Leonard Garment, who took over as Nixon'*' lawyer from the ousted John W. Dean til, presented the statement N to newsmen in two sessions and declined to expand on it in any significant way or to answer any of the numerous questions it raised. At one point, Garment even raised objections to newsmen's questions because they were "based on facts not in evidence.'* , In summary, Nixon said he was so concerned about leaks of secret information and about domestic violence —some of which he said had "foreign support" -that he launched a series of covert operations. He said he authorized wiretaps on some of his staff members to determine how Abbott Lab Indicted in Death of 50 newspapers were learning se crets and in 1979, when the Cambodian incursion sent rioting and violence to a "new peak," he authorised but later rejected a plan which would have permitted agents to burglarize specific targets for the sake of national security. With the publfoatlbti of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, Nixon said he became convinced there was a "security' leak of unprecedented proportions 0 - and -"dissatisfied with domestic intelligent* efforts by rivalries between the FBI, CIA and other agencies --he organised a special white House unit, under Ehrlichman's supervision and directed by ggftKroghtfr, Against this backdrop, Nixon gave the following account: Watergate -After an initial reaction of complete surprise) Nixon said he was informed he did not say by whom —that the CIA may have been involved. Because Of this he directed his two chief lieuten ants to make sure the investigation did not expose "either an unrelated covert operation of the CIA or the operations of the White House Investigations unit." Left unexplained was why he didn't ask the CIA director if his organization was involved and why he disregarded the advice of L. Patrick Gray, the acting FBI director, who told him three weeks later that the CIA was not involved. Ellsberg burglary: He had so | emphasized the importance of finding out all there was to know about the leak of the national secrets in the Pentagon Papers that Egll Krogh and his operatives broke the law and burglarized the offices Of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. While he did not condone this activity, he said he could understand how highly motivated individuals could have felt justified" in engaging in such operations. WASHINGTON (UPI) - A federal grand jury has indicted Abbott Laboratories and five of its present or former officers on charges of distributing contaminated intravenous solution linked to 50 deaths and 350 injuries. The indictment, returned by a grand jury at Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday and announced by the Justice Department here, names the North Chicago, 111., firm and the employes on 60 counts each. The contaminated fluid was allegedly shipped from the firm's Rocky Mount, N.C., plant from September of 1970 to April of 1971. The U.S. Center for Disease Control in Atlanta said its investigation of t h e case showed 394 persons suffered blood poisoning after receiving the Abbott fluid and that 50 of them died. The deaths, and an estimated 350 injuries which occurred all across the country, were traced PAY YOUR REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX at THE BANK of GALESBURG Payments Can Be Made In Our Bank Lobby, Drive-Up and Walk-Up Facilities or By Mail. "The Bank That Leads The Way" Bank of Galesburg MEMBER F.D.I.C. MAIN & KELLOGG PH. 343-4141 by government investigators to a faulty capping system on several kinds of intravenous solution, officials said. The fault allowed bacterial microorganisms to Survive in the fluid even after sterilization and caused blood poisoning when administered to hospital patients, according to the Center for Disease Control. At the time of the incident Abbott was the nation's major producer of intravenous solutions. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled millions of bottles from hospitals and other medical installations to prevent additional | injuries. The indictment returned Tuesday charges the firm and its employes with shipping adulterated and misbranded intravenous solutions in interstate commerce—a criminal charge. If convicted Abbott Laboratories could be fined $1,000 on each of the 60 counts. The employes could be fined $1,000 j and sentenced to one year in; jail for each of the 60 counts. The five individuals indicted | were Herbert M. Gross, president of Abbott's ' Hospital Product Division and an Abbott vice president; Clarence J. Endicott, vice president for scientific and quality affairs in the Hospital Planning Division; Robert T. O'Donnell, former director of quality assurance for the Hospital Products Division, now a stockbroker trainee in Chicago; Robert A. Otto, plant manager, Hospital Products Division, Rocky Mount, N. C, and Harry W. Howell, quality assurance manager, Hospital Products Division, Rocky Mount, N.C. A. White Only Soft sandal bands make a big stand for summer. Little stripling straps get it on with bouncy bits-o-heel. Everybody 's raving 'bout their freedom-Iovin' looks in genuine leather uppers. si** connie* SHOE SALON - O.T.'s STREET FLOOR B. Brown, White or Navy your prices. 15% off all ready-made draperies. 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