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ttame Paper at 70 Communities Paif, Cool Tonight Low 80 Sunny, Warmer Tuesday High 80's A Bitter flempaper VOLUME LXXXII 166 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401— MONDAY, JULY 16, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Kalmbach Raised Funds For Watergate Seven WASHINGTON (UPI) - Herbert W. K„ . . V President Nixon's personal lawyer until May 1, said today he raised money for the support of the seven original Watergate defendants on the instructions of "The No. 2 and No. 3 men on the White House sfcalf." Kalmbach did not identify the men but it was dear his reference was to John D. Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's two closest aides until they resigned April 30 as the Watergate scandal deepened. Kalmbach made the statement in written testimony prepared for delivery at the Senate Watergate hearings. KsJmbach denied any personal wrongdoing. "My actions in the period immediately following the break-in which involved the raising of funds to provide for the legal defense of the Watergate defendants and for the support of their families were prompted in the belief that it was proper and necessary to discharge what I assumed to be a moral obligation that has arisen in some manner unknown to me by reason of cairiler events," he said. "The fact that I had been directed to undertake these actions by the No. 2 and No. 3 men on the White House staff made it absolutely incomprehensible to me that my actions in this regard could have been regarded in any way as improper or unethical." The committee recessed for lunch before calling Kalmbach to testify. It was disclosed that Sens. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C, and Howard Baker, R-Tcnn., the chairman and vice chairman of the committee, would meet with an unidentified person during the lunch break. Sam Dash, the chief committee counsel, declined to say who they would meet with, but disclosed it was not President Nixon. Asked if there would be a "s u r p r i s c witness" before Kalmbach, Dash answered with a smile: "Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps." Kalmbach was fired by Nxion on May 1 after it was disclosed that he had paid between $30,000 and $40,000 to Donald Scgretti, the "dirty tricks" lawyer accused of attempting to sabotage Sen. Edmund S. Muskie's 1972 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Kalmbach, 51, of Newport Beach, Calif., is believed to be a key witness in the Senate committee's attempt to determine who ordered the wiretapping of the Democratic headquarters of the Watergate and how much the President knew of the cover-up effort to conceal high White House involvement after the bugging plan went awry. Making Friends Christiana Bellbey, 21-months, is making many friends among these pigeons in Forest Park, St. Louis, as she takes over the job of feeding them popcorn on a sunny morning. Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 30 PAGES Abingdon 25 Building 21 Bushnell - 7 Galva —. 7 Knoxvillc _.. 25 Markets 24 Monmouth 14 Obituary - 15 Sports -18-19 Women in the News ..8-9 President's Condition Is Improving Pentagon Confirms Secret Bombing Raids WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon continued to show improvement today in his battle with viral pneumonia, his doctors said. "He is progressing satisfactorily," reported Dr. Sol Katz, pulmonary specialist from Georgetown University School, of Medicine, one of the team of doctors treating the President at Bethesda Naval Hospital. White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon's progress is such that he will be able to meet as scheduled with three state visitors in the next two weeks —the Shah of Iran on July 24, Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on July 30 and Japanese Prime Minister Takuei Tanaka July 31-Aug. 1. Nixon's spirits were described as "just fine" and Katz predicted he may be able to leave the hospital by Thursday or Friday. "He's vivacious, loquacious— an excellent patient," said Katz. Nixon's doctors said they were having a tough time "considerable improvement in his chest congestion and chest discomfort is now at a minimum," Tkach said in his morning medical bulletin. The therapy did cause the President to experience some fatigue to the point where he was given mild pain killers for relief, Tkach said. In general, Nixon had a good day on Sunday. He had a hearty dinner of seafood, served about 6:15 p. m. The treatment resulted in convincing him he had to slow down and curtail his schedule. His work load is said to be only about a quarter of normal because of the illness. Nixon awoke at 8 a. m. after a good night's sleep, Dr. Walter Tkach said. The President was given four chest therapy treatments Sunday. The President retired after his last chest (herapy about 9 p m. and slept soundly throughout most of the night, Tkach said. This sharply contrasted with his first night at the hospital Thursday when he had a fitful four hours sleep. The chest inhalation exercise was administered by Sue A. Williams, pulmonary nucse specialist assigned to the hospital's chest clinic. The therapy lasts 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, the President sits in a chair beside his bed where he is instructed to [breathe deeply and cough. This is intended to help clear out congestion. Tkach said Sunday there is no question that Nixon has viral pneumonia, as opposed to the more serious bacterial type, and said the President is at about the halfway point of his recovery. WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Defense Department acknowledged today that B52 strikes were made in Cambodia prior to 1970 despite public assertions at the time of U.S. respect for the neutrality of Cambodia. Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger, in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, said raids "had been conducted for some period of time and were fully authorized" before the United States publicly announced attacks in May 1970 into so-called sanctuaries area s of Cambodia near the South Vietnamese border. Sensitive Situation. "At this period of time, you will remember over one half million men were stationed in South Vietnam," Schlesinger said. "Because of the sensitive operational and -diplomatic s i Vu a t io n, special security precautions were taken to ensure that the operations would not be compromised." Schlesinger sent the letter to the Senate panel as former Air Force Maj. Hal M. Knight testified under oath that he falsified records of B52 strikes in early 1970. He said. he acted under orders from superiors that he burn all documents, computer tapes and i other materials that would expose the strikes in Cambodia. Knight was asked if he ever questioned the procedure. "I asked who authorized this procedure," he replied. "I was told not to ask." He said there always was a cover target with "a strike order in Vietnam to account for the actual mission in Cambodia. Security Precautions The Air Force chief of staff, Gen. George S. Brown, in another letter to Chairman Stuart Symington, D-Mo., of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said it was not correct to characterize as falsification the security precautions pertaining to the raids. "So long as the reports met in every detail the requirements imposed, they were not intended to deceive those with a security 'need to know'," Brown said. "The reasons why special security precautions were directed was not a reporting issue so long as a responsible higher authority knew in fact what was done and judged it to jibe in accord with instructions." Knight said 40 to 44 raids were conducted in Cambodia in early 1970 and that he doctored reports to make it appear they |took place in South Vietnam. Knight said that after a raid he was instructed "to take all, the paperwork and when daylight came to go out and burn it." Nixon's Economic Game Plan Ready WASHINGTON (UPI) Within a matter of days, American consumers and businessmen will be governed by a new set of economic rules: Phase IV of President Nixon's economic game-plan. Barring some unexpected complication, such as a worsening of the President's illness, the latest attempt to stabilize the nation's explosive economy will be lannounced sometime this week. White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler said Nixon approved some parts of the program from his hospital bed Saturday and will make more decisions today. The actual announcement probably will be made by Nixon's top economic advisers: Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz, Cost of Livng Councl (COLC) Director John T. Dunlop and Herbert Stein, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The President's laction will come on the heels of a price freeze that has been in effect since June 13. The freeze barred firms from hiking prices above the level they were charging on June 13, no matter how much their costs have increased in the meantime. In Phase IV, however, prices will be allowed to rise by an amount yet undetermined. Companies might be allowed to pass through their cost increases, or a fraction of that amount, in the form of higher prices. Or the administration could set a flat guideline, such as the 2.5 per cent that existed during 1972 under Phase II. Wages, not covered under the current freeze, also will bo restricted during Phase IV, probably to the 6.2 per cent wage and fringe benefit annual increase allowed during Phase II. The exact shape of Phase IV is still a mystery. But Nixon indicated its principal goals and framework when he announced the price freeze. Stage Is Set for Nuclear Tests PAPEETE, Tahiti (UPI) All signs indicated today that France is ready to start its 1973 nuclear test series in the atmosphere over the South Pacific despite growing opposition at home and abroad. French officials in Tahiti and Paris, however, did not indicate when the first blast might come at the Mururoa Atoll test site 720 miles southeast of Papeete. Oppose Tests Australia, New Zealand, Japan and several other coun­ tries oppose the tests on grounds radioactive fallout may endanger their populations. Roman Catholic bishops in France also oppose the tests. France has ignored their protests. French planes and helicopters have stepped up their activities in the Mururoa zone; according to newsmen aboard the New Zealand warship Otago, cruising near the test site in a protest gesture. Observers said the aircraft were practicing for recovery of radioactive waste samples. At the same time, a KC135 jet, a long-range aircraft normally used to follow the radioactive cloud, arrived at Tahiti Airport. Admiral Returned Some reports said the commander of the French testing center, Adm. Christian Claverie, returned to the Mururoa area after attending celebrations Saturday in Papeete marking the French national holiday, Bastille Day. Over' the weekend, the helicopter-carrier Orage, described as indispensable to the tests, docked in Tahiti. The New Zealand, frigate Otago and an American yacht, the Fri, crisscrossed the 120- mile danger zone despite France's order last week to shipping to avoid the area. Aircraft also have been banned from the zone. for Atlantis Jumpin 9 Frog Rodeo This young man has a bit of a problem trying to catch his spectators, a field of some 300 frogs competed, with several elusive frog after it registered its jump Sunday in the annual coming to the event from six states outside Nebraska. Yutan, Neb., Jumpin' Frog Rodeo. Before an estimated 500 CADIZ, Spain (UPI) - A team of scuba divers set out today to search the floor of the Gulf of Cadiz for Atlantis, a continent that legend says sank under the sea thousands of years ago. "We expect to find an entire city or at least evidence of ruined buildings," said Jacques Mayal, the team leader and a veteran seeker of Atlantis. "But our first task is photographing and surveying. We will not pull out any artifacts or fragments of buildings." Legendary City The divers are part of a 70- member expedition of U.S. students, teachers and adventurers who arrived a week ago to study the iarea off southwest Spain—and to search for what legend describes as the cradle of a supercivilization that once spanned the Atlantic Ocean. Six divers planned to go down today in shoal areas 12 miles off Cadiz. "It looks hopeful," said Phil Farreil, a diving instructor from California and one of the six divers going down today. "Diving off local beaches last week, we saw a Roman column and amphora. If we can find a 2 i 000-year old amphora close to sihore, we can find many interesting remains out in the ocean." Psychic Proof Most archaeologists have dismissed previous reports of ruins off the Spanish coast. But Mrs. Maxine Asher, co-director of the project, said she believes she and other spiritualists have psychic proofs of Atlantis' existence. "I simply know we will find it because I am psychic and the highly civilized people of Atlantis were very psychic," she said. "How strong the vibrations are these days!" As evidence that Atlantis once existed, Mrs. Asher cited t'he dialogs of the Greek philosopher Plato, who in the fourth century before Christ described an idyllic civilization beyond what is now the Straits of Gibraltar. It reputedly sank into the sea 13,000 years ago after a cataclysm of undetermined origin.

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