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Home Paper ot 70 Communities Galesburg fegister-Mail Partly Cloudy Tonight LOW 79 Thunderstorms Sunday High 90 .4 Belter Nempaper VOLUME LXXXII — 142 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS \ ii Dean Is Questioned Behind Closed Doors Cambodian Soldiers WASHINGTON (UP!) - The Senate Watergate commit lee called former presidonial counsel John W. Dean HI to appear before its staff in secret session today for questioning about reports that he discussed a Watergate cover-up with President Nixon on at least 35 occasions. Dean is scheduled to testify under oath Tuesdiay at the televised Watergate hearings, but committee investigators first want to hear what evidence Dean has to substantiate his allegations. "Here is a guy who apparently says he can lay it on the President of the United States and two high White House officials. We've got to be awfully careful," said one committee source. "We don't have any idea what he is going to say," said a committee spokesman, who noted that detailed questioning of witnesses always precedes public testimony. Dean arrived at the staff offices at the New Senate Office Building shortly after 10 a.m. and refused to answer reporters' questions. "This is an executive session and I think we're going to keep it that way," he told them. Committee Vice Chairman Howard Baker, R-Tenn., said he doubted the questioning would be completed in one day. Sources quoted by the Washington Post two weeks ago said Dean told Watergate investigators that Nixon's former top assistants, H. R. Hakleman and John D. Ehrlichman, also attended many meetings at which the cover-up was dis cussed in Nixon's presence. The White House issued a categorical denial of the "assertions and implications of this story," but later agreed to give the committee a list of dates on which the President talked with Dean in person or by telephone. Meanwhile, James Voren- berg, an assistant to special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, (Complained to newsmen that Cox' office has been waiting a week for the White House to send it Watergate documents, including logged conversations between Nixon and Dean. The White House replied that it will respond to the prosecu tors' requests for documents "as soon as counsel for the President have an opportunity to act on them," and added that it only received the requests in writing June 11 and June 13. In other developments: —Vorenberg, in a news conference, "strongly" urged members ot the public who have knowledge of campaign financing or related Watergate information to notify the prosecutors about it. —The Senate Watergate Committee subpoenaed campaign finance records of five 1972 Democratic presidential hope fuls—Gov., George C. Wallace and Sens. Hubert H. Humphrey, Edmund S. Muskie, Henry M, Jackson and George S. McGovern. —The American Bar Associa tion announced it will begin a study of how federal law enforcement agencies might be removed from political influence. In addition to his Interview with the Watergate committee staff, Dean is to Undergo questioning Monday In closed session by the committee before testifying publicly the next day. Sources close to, the committee told UPI on Friday they are now especially interested in the testimony of Haldeman and Dean following testimony this week by deputy campaign director Jeb Stuart Magruder. Haldeman has said he did not suggest, direct or participate in a cover-up. Magruder said he went to Haldeman in January during the trial of the Watergate seven, and. without discouragement from' Haldeman, told him he was.going to commit perjury to, deny involvement of others in the scandal. Cambodian soldiers wade through a swampy area, carrying a wounded comrade to the rear as heavy fighting continues along Highway 4, south of Phnom Penh. UNFAX U.S. Fill Bomber Crashes i PHNOM PENH (UPI) - A U.S. Fill swing-wing bomber on a mission over Cambodia crashed early today about 40 miles northwest of Phnom Penh. Both pilots were rescued unharmed by the Cambodian Air Force, authoritative military sources said. , The sources said the heavy bomber, one of scores that have been flying in relays out of Thai air bases over Cambodia in the past few days, crashed at 8:30- a.m. (9;30 p.m. Friday EDT). It was first Fill reported downed by ground fire over Cambodia. However, authoritative military sources said later the cause of the crash was still unknown "but it definitely was not shot down." Since the intensified U.S. bombing of Cambodia began 103 days ago, the Pentagon has acknowledged the deaths of two pilots in crashes in Cambodia —both within the past 30 days. The pilot of a third downed plane, an A7 Corsair, was rescued. Ground troops saw the two American . pilots eject and immediately sent out search parties, the sources; said. The Cambodian"Air' Force brought both men back to safety. By evening it was reported that both men were "back home" (in Thailand). Officials would not confirm reports that two Jolly Green Giant rescue helicopters are on perpetual standby in Phnom Penh for U.S. flights over Cambodia. The crash came in the middle of one of the most intensive bombing campaigns in the 102 days of U.S. bombing of Cambodia. The American warplanes have bombed Commu nist targets south of Phnom Penh in an effort to stall a Communist drive from the south to Phnom Penh. Government troops aban doned one town early today and Communist troops launched an all-night attack against the market village of Bek Chan, only 13 miles from downtown Phnom Penh, the Cambodian high command said. Saigon, Viet Cong Accused Of Cease-Fire Violations SAIGON (UPI) - The Saigon command and the Viet Cong accused each other today of extensive violations in the first 24 hours of the second Vietnam cease-fire. Saigon accused the Viet Cong of 108 violations from noon Friday, when the new Paris agreement to shore up the 4 ] /2- month-old cease-fire went into effect, to noon today. A spokesman said 180 violations were reported for the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. today—a time period that included the last six hours before the truce renewal. It was the highest number since 200 were reported Feb. 20. The Viet Cong's Liberation Press Agency, as quoted by Hanoi's Vietnam News Agency, cited no figures but accused Saigon of using heavy artillery and infantry near Cu Chi, 25 miles northwest of Saigon, "causing heavy losses to the population." "However," a Viet Cong spokesman on the two-party truce team told a Saigon news conference today, "the period of time is still too short to appraise the situation." The Saigon command said 119 Vietnamese on both sides were killed in the first 24 hours of the new truce, including 74 Communist troops, 37 government soldiers and eight civilians. In the most serious single incident, military sources told UPI Correspondent Tracy Wood in Hue that 28 Communist troops and five infantrymen were killed Friday in a nine- hour battle near Da Trach, about 350 miles north of Saigon. The battle began half an hour before the renewed cease-fire and ended at sundown. Seventeen infantrymen were wounded. Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 20 PAGES Abingdon 10 Amusement.... 5 Bushnell 5 Churches 6-7 Classified Ads 15-16-17-18-19 Comics, Radio 8 Editorial 4 5 Hospital Notes 11 Knoxville __ 10 Markets 20 10 11 Sports .13-14 2 Women In The News. ... 3 Communists Hold Civilian Pilot Prisoner WASHINGTON (UPI) Emmet Kay, a civilian pilot working in Laos for a firm on a CIA contract, has become the first confirmed American prisoner of the Communists since the,. Vietnam War officially became a nonwar. Frank A. Sieverts, the head of the State Department's POW office, told UPI Friday Kay was ferrying several Laotians in a small propeller plane May 7 when he became lost and landed in Communist territory. Kay, whose wife lives in Vientiane, Laos, worked for Continental Air Services, Inc., a firm that flies supplies to anti- Communist troops in Laos under a CIA contract. Sieverts said the Pathet Lao, the Laotian Communists, had confirmed in conversations with U.S. authorities that they werei holding Kay. I Baboon Island Five families of baboons romp across their newly reconstructed "Baboon Island" rockwork in suburban Brookfield Zoo, Chicago. The 55 baboons were moved to the island early Friday. Reconstruction of the island was forced on the zoo by 40 years exposure to weather and the demolition of the baboons. Reconstruction took two years, and in the meantime the baboons were kept in another outdoor enclosure that offered little chance for observation by zoo visitors. UNIFAX Astronauts Rehearse for Comeback HOUSTON (UPI) - The three Skylab astronauts, ending their most successful week of research, today tuned up for the return home in six days by practicing landing procedures in their docked Apollo space taxi. Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz flipped switches and read instruments as if today were the end of their 28-day mission. The pilots remained latched to the space station throughout the exercise. The test began at 7:19 a.m. when mission control, participating in the simulation, gave Conrad a "go" to undock from Skylab. After they leave Skylab next Friday, the astronauts will fly their Apollo around it to give mission control a television view of the sunshade they raised and the solar power wing they fixed. Ground communicator Richard Truly went along with the simulation today and said the mock television reception was good. Flight director Neil Hutchinson said the exercise was as much a drill for controllers on the ground as it was for the astronauts. Before starting the rehearsal, Weitz reported seeing a strange white cloud - like formation above the atmosphere as the rising sun shined on it. The astronauts also beamed back television today that was taped Friday night. Kerwin gave a guided tour through Skylab's three bedrooms, the kitchen, medical experiments area and bathroom. The astronauts forgot to turn on their voice recorder so the telecast lacked narration. The uncertainties have been removed and the plans are set for the final six days of the 28- day flight. Project director William C. Schneider has decided that the three astronauts will not be asked to complicate Tuesday's film retrieval spacewalk by erecting another sunshade over the big space station. And he has ruled out another earth' resources picture-taking pass. Tests on the ground have shown that the orange and silver umlbrella Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz raised over Skylab May 26 should last at least another two months in the intense, unfiltered sunlight in space. By then, the next crew will be aboard Skylab and they will raise the awning as an insurance measure. "Right now, the systems are working well, the experiments are working well and the crew is working well," Schneider said late Friday. "All In all, we've got a mission the nation can be proud of." Brezhnev En Route to U.S. Train Oeruih Neur Abingdon, Story on Vugv 2 MOSCOW (UPI) - Soviet Communist party leader Leonid I. Brezhnev embraced his colleagues today and left for Washington for his second summit meeting with President Nixon. The meeting is expected to result in new agreements on U.S.-Soviet cooperation in trade and diplomacy. Brezhnev, secretary general of the Soviet Communist party and the strongest and most influential of the Soviet leaders, left aboard an Aeroflot llyushin 62 jetliner. It was his third trip to the West in recent months and his first to the United States. Brezhnev's plane made a stopover in Gander, Newfoundland for refueling. It had been scheduled to land at the NATO air base at Keflavik, Iceland, where Icelandic government officials and dozens of security men were on band. But visibility at Keflavik was reported at only lVa miles and Brezhnev's plane flew on to Gander instead. Brezhnev's flight was scheduled to land for refueling at the Keflavik NATO base on Iceland, but bad weather prevented the plane from landing. Visibility at Reykjavik was only V/z miles and Brezhnev flew instead to Gander, Newfoundland where he was scheduled to land at 9:37 a.m. The president and premier of Iceland, along with many Soviet, American and Icelandic security guards had been waiting for Brezhnev's plane to land at Keflavik. (Gander air control said Brezhnev's plane landed safely at 9:47 a.m. EDT. It was estimated refueling would require 90 minutes;. The 06-year-old Soviet Communist party chief was accoin- Ipanied by Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, Foreign Trade Minister Nikolai S. Patolichev and Civil Aviation Minister Boris Bugayev. Also with him were Leonid Zamyatin, the director general of the Tass news agency who will be the official Soviet spokesman, and two of Brezh­ nev's closest advisers-rAndrei Alexandrov and Georgy Tsuka- nov. Brezhnev was seen off by other members of the Soviet Communist party's ruling 16- man politburo. He was in a jovial mood and kissed several of his colleagues, including Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and President Nikolai V. Podgorny, on the cheek before boarding his jetliner. Following his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Brezhnev was to go straight to the presidential mountain retreat at Camp David, where he will rest until Nixon formally receives him Monday morning at the White House. "I am not going to the United States to bargain with Presi* dent Nixon" during the seven- day meeting, the 66-year-old general secretary of the Soviet Communist party told American newsmen in the Kremlin. Thursday night. "We are going to have negotiations ... and they will be conducted in the strictest of confidence and in the spirit of improving relations," Brezhnev said. He added it would be "completely indecent" for him even to mention the Watergate affair. "It never entered my head whether President Nixon lost any influence as a result of the Watergate case," lie said. "I am not going to the United States with any intention ot bringing any pressure to hear on the President because of the Watergate affair."

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