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Home Paper oil Communities Register-Mail Fair Tonight Low 64*70 Sunny Saturday High 85-90 A Belter Newspaper VOLUME LX >6<irzri35- GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Haldeman Tells Of Dean Report Franco Passes Premiership to Blanco Franco Names New Premier WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former presidential chief of staff H. R. Haldeman says it was 11 weeks ago that President Nixon first demanded a full, written accounting of his administration's involvement in the Watergate scandal. Haldeman says Nixon based his public statement last summer, that "this very bizarre Incident" did not involve the people around him, on second - hand assurances from his legal aide, John W. Dean III. Nixon Unsatisfied Dean was asked repeatedly who was responsible for the break-in, Haldeman said, and repeatedly said no one in the While House had anything to do with It. Then, last March 22, Dean was instructed by Nixon to submit a full, written report —and Nixon was unsatisfied with the results, according to Haldeman. Haldeman made his fullest public accounting of his Watergate knowledge to date in a sworn deposition in connection with the Democratic Party's $6.4 million civil damage suit against the Committee to Re* WASHINGTON (UPI) James W. McCord appealed today for a new trial or reversal of his Watergate conviction on grounds that perjury was committed during January's trial. McCord, in a motion filed in U.S. District Court, asked Chief Judge John J. Sirica to act in the face of information which came to light after the trial. elect the President (CRP). The deposition was made public Thursday. Haldeman also said the President had from the beginning "a desire that the facts be known, cleared up and established in the public mind" even before the November election so that "doubts would not persist." Haldeman Quotes Dean Haldeman quoted Dean as saying Job Stuart Magruder, who was deputy to campaign manager John N. Mitchell at Nixon headquarters, had advance knowledge of the Watergate break-in, as well as "possibly" Mitchell. Haldeman said he repeatedly asked Dean who was responsible for the break-in and Dean repeatedly told him he did not know. Haldeman's former associate at the White House, John D. Ehrlichman, in his sworn deposition earlier this week, said Magruder planned the raid and fold him that Mitchell gave his specific approval to the plans. Thursday Testimony Magruder, an aide to Haldeman before he worked on Nixon's re-election campaign under Mitchell in April 1971, also figured in the testimony at the Senate Watergate hearing Thursday. Californian Herbert L. Porter, who was scheduling director for Nixon's re-elecion campaign machinery, testified under oath that Magruder told him this spring he has committed perjury 12 times. MADRID (UPI) - Generalissimo Francisco Franco has decided to hand over the premiership to Vice President Luis Carrero Blanco but retain his other jobs as chief of state and supreme commander of the armed forces, the Information Ministry announced today. The decree on the naming of Carrero Blanco as prime minister will be published in Saturday's official state bulletin, the ministry said. "Admiral Carrero Blanco will fee sworn in Saturday morning," a spokesman for the ministry said. Sources close to the government said the change meant that Franco, 80, has taken the first step toward eventual retirement but that, as chief of state, he will continue to be Spain's leader. The Information Ministry statement, read by telephone to "Tomorrow's (Saturday's) official state bulletin will publish the appointment of Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco as premier of the Spanish government. "Admiral Carrero Blanco will be sworn in Saturday at El' Pardo Palace (Franco's residence)." Before the official announcement there had been wild rumors that the generalissimo was stepping down from the leadership of Spain after more than three decades. The Foreign Ministry and a spokesman for El Pardo Palace both denied the rumors. Turning over one of his four duties to Carrero Blanco left Franco with the jobs of chief of state, supreme coimander of the armed forces and chief of the "National Movement," Spain's only party. Reports that a change in the government iwas "imminent" were published in the Spanish press following an unscheduled meeting of the Council of the Realm on Wednesday. The 17- member body is Spain's highest advisory organ to the chief of state. Sources close to the council said at the time it took a "very important" decision but did not elaborate. Government sources reported Thursday Franco would reshuffle his government to name Carrero Blanco as premier. uts HOUSTON (UPI) - Skylab's astronauts saved their space station from another crisis early today, with emergency repairs on a vital cooling system dangerously close to freezing up. Two hours later, Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz set an American space endurance record of 14 days and, barring further troubles, headed toward a world mark twice that long. Improved Chances A bold, four-hour spacewalk that ended Skylab's power shortage Thursday also vastly improved chances that six more astronauts will be able to stay up for two 56-day missions 'later this year. Skylab now has enough power to run all its normal experiments. The cooling system problem, however, was an immediate threat to Skylab's planned operation until it was fixed. Hutchinson said it could have resulted in some "busted up" equipment if action wasn't taken quickly to correct the trouble. Pilots Are Awakened The trouble came to a head shortly before midnight when the three pilots were awakened by ground communicator Henry Hartsfield. "Hey, sorry to bother you guys, but this coolant loop is getting away from us and we're going to have to do something with it," he said. "What it looks like it may do is freeze up in the condenser heat exchanger and that's an intolerable situation." Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz reacted quickly. The astronauts immediately turned on more electrical I equipment in Skylab than had been running at one time since launch. Then, following orders from mission control, they took a spacesuit cooling garment consisting of a maze of water pipes, hooked it up to the frigid spaceship coolant sysbem and placed it near the hottest part in Skylab. The heat surged through the coolant system and temperatures shot up from two degrees below freezing to eight degrees above freezing in a matter of minutes. System Failed The problem, began to develop during the spacewalk when Skylab's main cooling system failed because of a bad valve. The secondary system then was turned on, but it gradually got too cold because most of the ship's electrical gear had been turned off to save power for the spacewalk. Temperatures continued to drop. The astronauts passed the previous U.S. spaceflight mark of 13 days 18 hours, set by Gemini 7's two pilots in 1965, at 3:36 a.m. EDT while they slept in their private bedrooms aboard the world's largest spaceship. World Record The world record of 23 days, 17 hours was set by the three Soyuz 11 cosmonauts who died in a depressurization accident •as they prepared to return to earth two years ago. The 30-foot power wing Conrad and Kerwin freed during their spacewalk was completely unfolded today and producing the power Skylab vitally needed to supplement four smaller overworked solar generators. Executive Powers Legislation Likely WASHINGTON. (UPI) gress appears certain First Kiss Princess Anne and Lt. Mark Philipps greeted each other with their first public kiss at the Hanover, Germany, airport today. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS Abingdon 21 Amusement 6 Bushnell - -- 5 Churches 12 Classified Ads 21-22-23-24-25 Comics-Radio 20 Editorial 4 Galva 5 26 PAGES Hospital Notes 13 Knoxville — 21 Markets 18-19 Monmouth 9 Obituary 13 Sports , 16-17 TV —. 7- 8 Women in the News ..10-11 — Conto confront President Nixon this year with landmark legislation to prevent the executive branch from committing American troops to armed conflict without congressional authority. Both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have passed strong and unequivocal resolutions de signed to reverse the 20th- century trend of executive domination in war powers. A presidential veto fs expected after the two houses act but a two-thirds vote to override the President is within the realm of possibility. Sponsored by Rep. Clement Zablocki, D-Ill., the House resolution not only covers future wars but the one now in process in Indochina. In addition, it would permit Congress to force disengagement of U.S. forces from any war by a concurrent resolution that a president could not veto. The Senate measure contains neither of these provisions— retroactivity or veto-proof congressional power to stop a war once it has begun. In other particulars, the House and Senate measures are much alike. Both would force a president to disengage troops he has committed on his own-if he fails to get congressional approval in a specified period— 120 days under the House version, 30 days under the Senate's. More important, both resolutions reassert the constitutional principle — which has been eclipsed by the modern practice of waging limited warfare without a formal declaration— that Congress is a co-equal partner with the executive branch in decisions of war and peace. Kissinger Talks Canceled Again SenateWatergate Committee Seeks Rejection of Broadcast Blackout President Makes Graduation Speech WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate Watergate Committee wants a federal judge to reject the government's request for a court ordered blackout of radio and television coverage of testimony by witnesses granted immunity. Chief U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica summoned both sides to a hearing today on the possible effects of pretrial publicity about the political scandal before he acts next week on the committee's request for immunity for two key witnesses. Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox has warned Sirica that broadcast coverage, either live or recorded, could endanger prosecution of witnesses granted immunity or those they implicate. "This committee rejects the special prosecutor's dire predictions that its proceedings will prevent the conviction of guilty parties," Samuel Dash, the chief committee counsel, said in a memo to Sirica. Appropriate Condition Cox contended in a memo Wednesday that a limit on news media coverage would be an appropriate condition to a grant of immunity for former White House counsel John W. Dean III and Jeb Stuart Magruder, former deputy director of President Nixon's re-election committee. The committee voted to give both men "use" immunity under which witnesses cannot be prosecuted for testimony they give. But they are liable to indictment based on other evidence. He Wants Closed Session The potentially explosive testimony by Dean and Magruder should be given, Cox said, in closed session or at least without live broadcast coverage. The prosecutor said since the committee has rejected his plea for a three-month delay of the hearings "the most appropriate condition would seem to be the exclusion, during the giving of compelled self-incriminating testimony, of live or recorded radio, television and other coverage not permitted at a trial." The committee maintains this would, in effect, keep testimony from "critically important witnesses" hidden from public view. ORLANDO, Fla. (UPI) - In his first public appearance away from government buildings or military installations in eight weeks, President Nixon today addressed the graduating class of Florida Technological University on "the country today and in the future." About 8,000 people turned out to hear the President. The crowd was generally friendly, but one spectator, Bill Warden, chairman of the Orange County Democratic Committee, circulated in the crowd passing out bumper stickers reading, "Impeach Nixon, Now More than Ever." A spokesman said Nixon prepared only noies for his 15- minute speech dealing with "the country today and in the future." The President stopped over in Orlando on his way to Key Biscayne for a secluded weekend grappling with the political and economic problems besetting his second term. Gen. Alexander Haig Jr., named this week as permanent successor to former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman, accompanied President to Florida. He was PARIS (UPI) - Presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho canceled their scheduled meeting on the Vieniam cease-fire agreement today without explanation. It was the second consecutive day that the talks were disrupted. Instead, U.S. officials said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State William H. Sullivan would meet North Vietnamese deputy Foreaign Minister Nguyen Co Thach at 4 p.m. at a Communist villa in suburban GJf Sur Yvette for a technical session. The s c h e d u 1 c announced Thursday called for a meeting between Kissinger and Tho for 3 p.m. today. Officials said there would be a plenary session, apparently Involving Kissinger and Tho, on Saturday. No time was announced. Earlier today Kissinger met with French Foreign Minister the'Michel Jobert for two hours and ]!5 minutes on bilateral the only member of the White 'Frcnch-U.S. concerns. Officials talks in House inner circle to make the gave no indication of Kissiri- reported trip. Iyer 's plans for the rest of the stand. day. The North Vietnamese had no comment on the cancellation of today's meeting. On Thursday a scheduled morning meeting between Kissinger and Tho was delayed four hours and Kissinger was reported as saying ho wanted to prepare something. After the U.S.-French talks, Kissinger said he invited Jobert to Washington to continue conversations. Kissinger then returned to tho U.S. embassy residence, ostensibly to prepare for a meeting with Tho. But tho meeting was cancelled. T h u r s d a y's peace talks, aimed at shoring up the shaky Vietnam cease-fire agreement, was delayed for five hours without explanation, There was stil/ no official explanation of tho delay, but it was believed they centered on a statement in Saigon that President Nguyen Van Thicu would not sign any new agreement. Following a day of U.S.-South Vietnamese Saigon, Thieu was to have eased his President Studies Options for Quick Action on Inflation WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon is studying a broad range of options to meet growing pressure for quick action to curb runaway inflation, White House sources said today. A decision is expected next week. The President, aides said, is taking a look at a spectrum of jxjssible moves, including a price freeze and a gasoline tax increase. His advisers are divided on how to proceed. Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz, Chairman Herbert Stein of the Council of Economic Advisers, and John T. Dunlop, director of the Cost of Living Council, all refuse to concede that Phase 111, primarily a voluntary controls program, lias failed. Shultz, a strong advocate of a free economy, is opposed to new wage-price controls, an aide said. Shultz believes the economy "will work Us way out of tiie rising price dilemma." On the other hand, other top advisers, such as former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally, Chairman Arthur Burns of the Federal Reserve Board and probably Mel via R. Laird, the President's new chief domestic adviser, argued in favor of reimposing strict controls like Phase II. While the Wlute House said there would be no weekend announcement of new anti- inflation action, the expectation is that the President will disclose shortly — possibly by Monday —the new steps he has decided on. Next Move? Officials at the Cost of Living Council say they are "in the dark" about Nixon's next move. "We haven't been asked to redraft any regulations yet," said one spokesman. Following issuance of a report Thursday showing that wholesale prices —a harbinger of future price movements at the retail level —rose 2.1 per cent in May, there were renewed demands from Congress ami elsewhere for reim- position of wage-price controls. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-, said he would try next week to attach a freeze provision to anotlier bill in absence of administration action. Heavy pressure for action against rising prices is coming from the public, based on latest Gallup and Harris polls that show inflation tops the Watergate scandal a.s the No. 1 concern of citizens. Nixon as-ked his Cabinet officer's to give him suggestions and will IK? considering his decision during the weekend in Florida. A While House spokesman said Nixon also view* inflation as "tliu major problem this nation faces." Asked if Nixon expressed to his Cabinet "a sense of urgency" during a long meeting Thursday after tlio "obviously un/welcomo" price report, Acting Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren .said: "He expressed a desire to lu'ar Uie views of the entire Cabinet, and lie would like to have tiwse as soon m possible. He did not express any mm of crisis, or urgency."

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