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Home Paper ot. 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Showers Tonight Low fiO's Clearing Tuesday High 70\s A timer ttmtpaper VOLUME LXXXII — 131 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 6.1401 — MONDAY, JUNE 4, 1973 PRICE TEN GENT;. Dean Records Kept From Investigators WASHINGTON (UPI) - The White House said today President Nixon kept records of all his contacts with John W. Dean, his former legal counsel, but would refuse to give them to Investigators on grounds it would be "constitutionally inappropriate." Gerald L. Wanrcn, deputy press secretary, wa^i questioned at length about . weekend reports that Dean had told Senate investigators Nixon was involved in more than 30 White House discussions with Dean this year concerning cover-up of the Watergate bugging* The Mttu ii II luQ 1 liilllliiilllii limiiim iiiiiiiimiiiiiiitiiiiNiiiiinnii Jet Shatters Homes Townspeople return to their shattered homes to salvage what France. The incident occurred during an aerial display which personal goods they can in the wake of the crash Sunday of a Was to have climaxed the Paris Air Show. UNIFAX Soviet supersonic Tupolov 144 jet in suburban Goussainville, Nations To Continue Plans Despite Soviet Jet Disaster PARIS (UPI) - French Premier Pierre Messmer said today the fiery crash of the Soviets' needlenose supersonic Tupolev 144 Sunday with the loss of 14 lives was an "international catastrophe." Despite the disaster Britain, France and the Soviet Union said they will press ahead with their plans for supersonic civil air travel. The Soviets were reported to have 10 more, of the planes under construction in hopes of selling them on the world market. France and Britain are working together to market their supersonic Concorde although leading U.S. airlines have decided not to buy and the Japanese expressed new uncertainty today. "Russia will go on with its program," said Henri Ziegler, president of Aerospatiale, the French part of the Franco British supersonic Concorde project. "As for the Concorde, its viability and security have been abundantly proved and the program will not suffer from this accident." Crash Kills 14 The six-man , crew of the Tupolev and eight villagers died Sunday when the plane went into a nose-dive during a demonstration flight (before 300,000 spectators at the Le Bourget air show and crashed in blazing fragments on the nearby village of Goussainville. The wreckage hit 15 houses and injured 28 persons. It was the first known crash of a civilian supersonic airliner and was one of a series of recent Soviet aviation disasters that have claimed 519 lives in six separate crashes. Police said the bodies of four missing crewmen were found in the shattered cockpit of the plane and were being guarded until Soviet aviation officials could supervise their removal. The other two bodies were found earlier. Program Will Continue Ziegler said Pyotr V. Demen- ticv, Soviet aviation minister who watched the crash, told him today that the Tupolev program would continue and "the Russians expect to be in the business commercially by the end of next year or the start of 1975, same as the Concorde." The French official is one of the few Westerners to have seen the Tupolev factory in Voronej. He was shown through by Alexei A. Tupolev, who helped design the plane. Asked about the cause of the crash, Ziegler said it was too early to speculate. But he said the fact the entire incident was filmed by television cameramen would be of great help to the investigators. Shultz Asks Congress To Raise Debt Limit WASHINGTON (UPI) - The administration asked Congress today to raise by $20 billion the limit on the amount of indebtedness the government can legally incur. Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz asked for a new debt ceiling of $485 billion in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. He also: —Proposed that a 5M> per cent limitation on the amount of interest that can be paid to holders of U.S. savings bonds be removed, making possible a better yield for future bonds. The public now holds more than $58 billion worth of savings bonds. —Proposed elimination of a 4'A per cent interest rale ceiling which applies to all but $10 billion worth of other Treasury bonds, which are usually sold to big institutions. This would cost more tax money but Shultz said it would lead to better management of the enormous government debt. —Asked for a law to give the Treasury authority to issue income tax refunds in the form of a check which, if uncashed by the recipient, would become an interest-bearing bond. The need to borrow billions of dollars every spring to pay out income tax refunds complicates the Treasury's handling of the national debt. Shultz asked for a one-year increase in the temporary debt ceiling. The permanent ceiling is $400 billion but the temporary ceiling supercedes it. A $485 billion ceiling would leave the government with an anticipated cash balance of $6 billion and a $3 billion margin for unexpected contingencies and a debt of $472 billion by June 30, 1974, Shultz said. That compares with the $455 billion debt expected at the end of this month, when the temporary ceiling of $465 billion expires. ' Where to Find It White House vigorously denied the reports. 'President Not Involved' Warren stressed that it had been repeatedly staled by the White House that "the President was not, involved in Watergate or in any cover-up." Of telephone conversations and other contacts' the President had with Dean, Warren said the two had been In touch frequently thijj yeair with Dean on matters "involving the office of counsel." Nixon fired Dean April 30. Dean was quoted today that ne was in the process of studying papers stored near the White House to back up his claims of high involvement in the Watergate case. In an interview with Paul Duke of NBC News, Dean said the papers are in the Executive Office Building next door to the White House. He was quoted that officials had made it difficult for him by refusing to allow him to make copies of the materials. During the (weekend, two newspapers, the Washington a it a Post and the New.York Times, said Dean had told Senate investigators that President Nixon was involved in more than 30 discussions of cover-up aspects of the Watergate. White House Denial The White House issued categorical denial, saying appeared to be part of campaign against Nixon using "innuendo, distortion of fact and outright falsehood." Duke said Dean told,him that he was prepared to tell all he knows to the Senate Watergate committee. The Justice Department has delayed a court order of limited immunity for Dean for Senate testimony until later this month. Minority Counsel The minority counsel to the; Senate committee, Fred Thompson, said that although he generally had access to most material supplied to the chief counsel, Sam Dash, "I cannot confirm" that Dean had given Senate investigators information about alleged presidential participation in discussions about a cover-up. Defense Secretary Reports Homicides 2 SECTIONS Abingdon - 25 Amusement _ 6 Building 22-23 Bushnell - 7 Classified Ads 25-26-27-28-29 Comics-Radio 20 Editorial 4 Galva — 7 30 PAGES Hospital Notes 25 KnoxviUe - 25 Markets 21 Monmouth _ 24 Obituary — 15 Sports 17-18 Weather 2 Women in the News 8-9-10 WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Defense Department reported today that non-feattlefield homicides took the lives of 1,163 American troops during the Vietnam war. Suicides claimed 379. The deaths included 86 from "fraggings" —assaults of one serviceman upon another with explosive devices—in the Army between 1968 and 1972. In addition to the suicides, 793 GI's died from what the Pentagon called "accidental self destruction." Conflict 'Phenomena' The figures were furnished to Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., along with a letter frojn Gen. Leo E. Benade, deputy assist­ ant secretary of defense, explaining the deaths as "phenomena of the conflict in Southeast Asia." Benade denied that the "fraggings" represented a breakdown in discipline in the armed, forces that could affect the success of the all-volunteer army. "Considering the difficulties faced and the less than unanimous public support of the Department of Defense mission in recent years, the state of discipline remained generally satisfactory and never declined to the degree that alarmists have asserted," he told Byrd. Astronauts Await Decision On Skylab Repair Spacewalk HOUSTON (UPI) - Skylab's astronauts prepared to survey a swath from Montana to Georgia today while awaiting word on plans for a dangerous space- walk this week to free a power wing and give (their sky home a longer productive life. Leaders of the $2.6 billion space research project met at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., to weigh all the risks involved and decide whether or not to go ahead with the extraordinary repair walk down the side of the station. Final word was expected tonight. But mission control told Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz Sunday night that the space- walk was planned this week to cut free the jammed solar cell generator, "Very good," replied Conrad. "We aim to please. We're more than happy to do anything we can." Preliminary Plans Project director William C. Schneider said the spacewalk could come as early as Wednesday if top management approves the plan. Flight Director Charles Lewis said, however, the preliminary plans call for the repair work Thursday. While waiting for the deci­ sion, the three astronauts went ahead with their space research, starting by taking panoramic pictures of the sky to measure star brightness and by turning power telescopes toward the sun. "We're all up and operating," Conrad told Houston as the crew began the day's work. The pilots then readied Skylab's earth cameras and sensors for a 12-minute pass over the nation's midsection. The earth resources survey Ecological Map was expected to produce an ecological map of the wetland regions of the Georgia coast, and to study the ecological effects, of strip mining over the lower Ohio River valley. Other photographs were to map geological features in northeastern Wyoming and study urban development changes in Atlanta since the 1970 census. The Skylab cabin, meanwhile, was continuing to cool as a result of the umbrella the pilots raised over the space station May 26, The average air temperature this morning was 76.5 degrees, down a degree from Sunday. Flight planners completed preliminary plans early today for the spacewalk to free the jammed solar panel. Storm damage in Prairie City. Story on page 2. Life 'Not Worth Living' for Returned POW Capt. Edward Bruduo HARRISON, N.Y. (UPI) An Air Force officer, who would have celebrated his first birthday today as a free man since returning from more than seven years in North Vietnamese POW camps, committed suicide Sunday because life was "not worth living." Capt. Edward A. Brudno, described as despondent and distressed recently, was found by his mother-in-law in a bedroom of her brick and shingle home in this wealthy, tree-lined Westchester County suburb of New York City. Ho would have been 33 years old today. Felt iteborn' Police said a plastic bag, secured by a rope, covered his head. Brudno had said he felt "reborn" upon his return to the U.S. four months ago. He was the first returned POW to take his own life. Detective Jack Kaner of Harrison said "there was no indication that the death was anything other than a suicide." Police said Brudno left nine sealed letters to relatives and friends,'a will dated March 22, and a two-line note, written in French, that said in part, "Life is not worth living." His mother-in-law told police he had been "despondent." Dr. Henry Ryan, deputy chief medical examiner of Westches­ ter County, said that while Brudno's messages did not mention Vietnam or family matters, "we will talk in terms of suicide. I know the police have told people it was suicide. They have reason to." However, Ryan would not fix the exact cause of death until medical tests were completed. He said the plastic bag was evidently not tied tightly enough to cause suffocation. Brudno's wife, Deborah, was told of ills death while visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. James Brudno, in Quincy, Mass., and returned here Sunday night. The couple was married in 1965, about five months before he went to Indochina. First Returned Brudno, shot down over North Vietnam Oct. 18, in 1965 and freed Feb. 1., was one of the first American servicemen to be repatriated. He had been on convalescent leave since March with his in-laws, Mrs. Benuce Gitenstein and her husband, Milton, a manufacturer. The death of the former POW came only two days after the Pentagon announced that all the 566 returned servicemen had suffered from mental stresses during their captivity. The assistant secretary of defense for health, Dr. Richard S. Wilbur, the military 's top medical officer, said Friday the POWs apparently were medically in worse condition that everyone had thought. Wilbur said they would receive medical observation to prevent the high rate of violent deaths that oceurred among American POWs after World War 11 and the Korean War. Brudno graduated with honors in J958 from North Quincy High School. Ho received a B.3. degree in aeronautics and astronautics fro m Massachusetts institute of Technology in 1963 and joined the Air Force in that year. Brudno was ghot down in an F4 Phantom, ami captured. •Mr-

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