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i 4 > • 4 + ------ * 4 ' 4' Home Paper of 4 h 1. ' Cdffimunltidi h. 4 B#<l#r I t Showers Tonight , Low 65-70 Partly Sunny High&W i 1 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1973 - A PRICE TEN CENTS \ r. WASHINGTON (UPl) D. Ehrlidmian testified today that John W. Dean III was 4 'spinning tales'* when he swore that executive clemency had been offered the seven original Watergate conspirators with President Nixon's approval. Ehrliditnan, the balding Seat* tie lawyer who was one of John,give them any Ehrlichman said. lawyer Nixon's closest this + h r n Skylab Gyroscopes Skylab 2 astronaut Jack Lousma practices Alan Bean and Owen Garriott only if the installing a special package of gyroscopes craft's attitude control system, which has that the crew will take to the space station. The gyros keep Skylab in a stable orbit and the package will be installed by Lousmia, been faltering, fails completely. The astronauts launch Saturday morning. UNIFAX -p Topic Not Raised i ••. Conference WASHINGTON (UP I) President Nixon conferred for n hour and 45 minutes today with Republican congressional leaders who said there was no discussion at all of Watergate. before fUhe White Shortly House "I think the President has been entirely truthful to Congress and to the American people," said Scott Rep. John Anderson, R-Ill., told Capitol Hill reporters the discussion dealt with the administration • i meeting, one of the bogged-down participants, Sen. Robert Dole, program in Congtress. R-Kan., former GOP national What about Watergate? "The chairman, expressed hope that President offered no comment Nixon wodtf tfscui^ subject was not ctal frankly with thort loyail to ^ said Anderson, him. But afterward, spokesmen Discussion Needed said the subject was not raised. Dole, former GOP national Senate Republican Leader chairman, said a thorough Hugh Scott ot Pennsylvania and discussion by the President House Leader Geitald R. Ford with supporters about Water- of Michigan were peppered gate was badly needed, with questions about Watergate! "It appears to me it would be in a meeting with White House very helpful to the President to reporters after the session, and sit around, and put the cards on I develop what you might call a again expressed confidence in the table, and discuss it with counterattack to offset some of Nixon's claims thait he had those who have been loyal to I the negative reactions coming nothing to hide, , I (him) and see if we can find (from the Watergate hearings." To Act Swiftly In Nixon Tape s C o ntroversy was one advisers until spring, said he certainly had not sought such a promise from Nixon nor had he pased along assurances that clemency would be forthcoming—as Dean has testified. No Clemency Ehrlichman said that to the contrary, Nixon hrfd given strict orders as far back as last July that there should be no discussion of clemency for the men convicted in the June 17, 1972, raid on Democratic offices at the Watergate. "The President wanted no one in the White House to get into this whole area of clemency with anyone involved some way out of what seems to in this case and surely not to be a maze of problems," said Dole. Seek Their Advice Dole and some other GOP leaders of the House and Senate have said since the Watergate scandal broke tfhat they believed the President should conifer, more frequently with them and seek and accept their advice on a wider raige of issues. L J - J But Dole said he had seen no sign Nixon would heed advice he got from the leaders. Dole suggested that Nixon lay out his position to "eight or 10 or a dozen or a hundred of us" assurances, He said he suspected that Dean-fired as White House counsel on April 30, the same day that Ehrlichman resigned from Nixon's staff with the President's highest praise—was trying to cover his own tracks when he testified at the nationally televised Senate hearing's about the clemency offers. "I'm speculating, rankly speculating../' Ehrlchman said. "I don't kn o w if that's what happened or not. But it certainly occurred to nte as I watched John Dean these tales." spinning Defended Burglary He also said that neither he nor Nixon had expressly authorized the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist—but defended the burglary as necessary and proper to defend national security. On another majtter, Ehrlichman denied-as Dean has testified—that he had ordered the destruction of documents removed from the White House safe of E. Howard Hunt soon after Hunt's arrest in connection with the Watergate break- in. Dean had testified that Ehrlichman instructed him to "deep six" the documents throw them over the side of a bridge into the Potomac, River. "I would'not have and did not propose the destruction, of those documents," Ehrlichman said. He said he and Dean had agreed that the documents should be turned over to L. Patrick Gray in, then acting director of the FBI. Ehrlichman denied having said the papers "should never see the light of day." in the conversation to tell him that he should destroy them." Before Ehrlichman resumed his testimony before the Senate Watergate committee, his law- told the panel Ellsberg's under that the office yer hreak-in at was permissible unaer a "constitutional reservoir of " the President has to the nation (against i power protect Was Nonplussed When he learned that Gray had destroyed the. papers, Ehrlichman jsaid, "I ^ms just nonplussed. There was nothing foreign subversion, r John J. Wilson, marking his 72nd birthday with an appearance with his client before the Senate Watergate Committee, contended that President Nixon has on "inherent reservoir of power" to guard government secrets that mlakcs acts such as wiretapping or even burglary legal in the name of national security. Constitutional Power "Today there is no one living indeed no One in this room— who can assert with categorical certainty that the President of the United States does not have the constitutional power to cause the entry under what otherwise would be illegal circumstances in pursuit of foreign intelligence," said Wilson, who has counseled Nixon extensively on the Watergate scandal. Wilson's legal argument delayed for nearly one hour the continued questioning of Ehrlichman. Once Nixon's chief domestic affairs adviser, Ehrlichman testified Tuesday that both he <and the President felt the Ellsberg break-in by a White House squad of secret agents operating under his direction was proper. 1 T When it comes to questions of na tional security, Wilson (argued, the President is within his riifihts to co ibevond the the Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. nights to go beyond Fourth Amendment to < r Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS Abingdon 35 Amusement . 6 Bushnell 10 Classified Ads -36-37-38-39 Comics-Radio :'_ Editorial .i. ..... Pood Section ..... 21-32 Galva ... /J....... 10 . 40 PAGES L I Hospital Notes 11 Knoxvllle - r 35 Markets „ 40 Monmouth J. _„„ 31 Obituary 11 Sports 33-34 Weather—. 2 Women in the News 13-14-15 n aw vers Predict ry in Legal Dispute WASHINGTON (UP I) presidency and the Congress, iSchweicker, R-Pa. f said he President Nixon's lawyers pre- probably will end up in the U.S. doubted the Senate committee's _ * * * * 4 m * * • 1 .m ft • i * J •- a X +4 and (then "I think we could L i WASHINGTON(UPI) Based on past instances where it has been called on to deal with momentous constitutional issues, the Supreme Court presumably will move swiftly to decide the White House tapes -if the controversy- mains unresolved. issue re- Some justices to r have put acti openly under objected to being pressure for quick action on such major matters, however, and could demand a more deliberate approach since there is no deadline, such as when the Rosenbergs were in the shadow of the electric chair 20 years ago. Sen* Howard H. Baker, Tenn., vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, says the matter could reach the high court in three weeks. A committee consultant, George Washington law professor Arthur S. Miller, said the matter can be settled in 60 days. ^ But even if the court should rule against President Nixon that is, say he should not continue to refuse to let the Senate committee or Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox hear the tapes—there is no way to tell whether the President would abide by the decision. The President contends that !he cannot preserve the power R-land prerogatives of the.presi- Charges Brought Against Seven POWs WASHINGTON (UPI) — Diree weeks ago, the Army and the Navy dismissed prison camp misconduct charges against seven young former POWs for lack of evidence. Today, with new charges filed against them, four of these men once more face the possibility they might be court-martialed for alleged antiwar activities while they were held by the North Vietnamese. The other three named in the original charges also were accused in the new charges. But the Pentagon says they cannot be court- martialed under any circumstances—or tried in a civilian court for their prison camp activities—because they have been discharged from the Army. An attorney for one of the men still in the service said the renewed charges were 4 'vengeful harassment." The Pentagon announced the new charges Tuesday, saying they had been filed Monday by Air Force Maj. Edward W. Leonard Jr., who was imprisoned in North Vietnam's "Plantation" prison camp with the men he accused. Defense Department spokesman said Leonard charged all seven men with mutiny, which carries a maximum of life imprisonment upon conviction. The spokesman said there was no legal question of double jeopardy in Leonard's charges because the earlier diet they will win their fight to prevent Watergate affair investigators from gaining access to recordings of Nixon's White House conversations. ^ "We're going to win this," Charles Allan Wright said Tuesday. He is the Austin, Supreme Court. The would have to take the could be concluded leader c ? urt | probe . , . * i. u rar ? without the tapes, step of interrupting its summer recess to handle the case. Senate Democratic There also were these de- Mike Mansfield, however, said vejopments in the controversy: he could understand why Nixon —Attorney General Elliot L. would not want to release the Richardson said he * believed\ id ^ s at this tim <> because it Tex., constitutional law authori- Cox was "acting in full accord might be better for him to wait • • • • " ' - !Lt - A1 - requirements of his unti * " a " toe facts are laid out" each ty hired as a consultant on with the Watergate by the White House, job" in seeking access to the rather man answer Nixon announced his decision tapes and documents. Richard- witness and each allegation. He in the said he hoped some accommo- would be reached Monday not to turn over the son said he hoped that 1 tapes and other presidential interests of justice...some prac- dation iocuments to the Senate tical means of reconciling the between Watergate Committee and Spe- competing interests at stake" Congress, cia'l Prosecutor Archibald Cox. could be worked out. the President and They Gerald L. Warren, the deputy White House dency by yielding to requests by the Senate committee and by Cox for access to the tapes of his Watergate conversations. Nixon says they fall in the category of confidential presidential papers. Unless a compromise of some kind can be reached—and statements by Nixon and his III allegations did not include mutiny and were dismissed responded by serving Richardson also said, how- White House press secretary, subpoenas on the President— ever, he believed the President's said Tuesday that "appropriate the first such action since the refusal to furnish the material action" would be taken by administration of Thomas Jef- to the Senate Committee Nixon's attorneys to dispose of fersbn. "rests...on substantial legal and the subpoenas. He signaled Nixon's lawyers, including constitutional foundations." defiance of demands for the Wright, will respond to the —Sen. Walter F. Mondalc, D- recordings and papers by subpoenas at 10'a.m. Thursday Minn., said that if the President saying that any action would be in U.S. District Court in did not' eventually release the taken "in the context of the Washington. tapes "the American public can President's position" outlined in The dispute, which involves conclude only one thing—that letters to the panel and the the separation of powers of the he's guilty." Sen. Richard S. prosecutor. aides so far appear to rule that out—the case could fall into the Supreme Court's lap six weeks before it is scheduled to return from summer vacation, Oct. 1. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger could then call a special term, although he is among IV those against "unseemly haste" in important matters, before they were brought to trial. Leonard's charges named Marine Pvt. Frederick L. Elbert, 25 of Brentwood, N. Y.; Marine Sgt.. Alfonso R. Riate, 28, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Army Spec, 4 Michael P. Branch, 26, of Highland Heights, Ky.; Army Sgt. Robert P. Chenoweth, 25, of Portland, Ore.; Army Sgt. James A. Daly, 25, of New York City; Army Sgt. King D. Rayford, 27, of Chicago; and Army Sgt. John A. Young, 27, of Greyslake, 111. sin By United Press International President Nixon's Phase IV T r. economic plan is making beef a Ijetter bargain—so now beef is getting scarce. Under Phase IV, beef is the only food item whose prices are still frozen. As the price for price be ac- other items jshort on beef that it for exemption from controls and may cumulating a demand that will worsen the "bulge" when the beef price ceiling is lifted, the Los Angeles Times reported today. close down by Thursday. In Washington, Donald S. the head of Jewel beef goes up, becomes, comparatively, a better bargain. But it's because it's a bargain that's causing the shortage: The price is low enough to cause, producers to hold beef off the market—waiting for higher The Times meat pnees. The freeze on beef prices ends Sept. 12. "There will be a scarcity of red beef and veal," said Lloyd Futch, meat buyer for United Food Centers in Houston. "It is costing the packers 82 cents a pound to process it and deliver * it to the stores. But their ceiling is at 74 cents." The military is • running so quoted packing industry sources as saying the military is 8.5 million pounds short of its normal beef supply. Meat packers have been refusing to offer beef to the militfiry because of the price squeeze, the newspaper said. Supplies Depleted Pork and steak supplies were reported depleted Tuesday at a Sentry store in Greendale, a Milwaukee suburb. The meat r manager said there had been no deliveries from packing houses since Friday. Luigi Stacchini, who runs a New York meat market, said Tuesday his wholesaler will Perkins, Companies, a major grocery chain based in Chicago, predicted many supermarkets will run short of beef next week. Perkins blamecl it on the confusion of Phase IV. Perkins' criticism of Phase IV carries special weight because he heads the Cost of Living Council's food advisory committee, a panel of industry, labor and consumer representatives that recommends ways to keep grocery prices within the administration's anti-inflation guidelines. Prices Leveling Food prices generally leveled off Tuesday after some big jumps, but there were some exceptions. Maine potato futures on the New York mercantile exchange hit $9.54 a hundredweight for the May contract, the highest price in 42 years. This could mean higher potato prices'in the future. The operators of 26 tuna boats in San Diego, Calif., said they would remain in port until the price of tuna goes up. A half gallon of milk went up 11 cents in Columbus, Ohio; a dozen eggs went up 9 cents in New York, and a loaf of bread was up 5 cents in Atlanta. "It seems every time I go into the store, the UP store, said Mrs. prices go Charles Clermont, 68, who was shopping in New York. "Sometimes a few pennies, sometimes a dime. But my check stays the same. It just costs more and more to eat the same thing." One young New York shopper, Arlene Wagner, said she solved the problem of rising food costs by not shopping often and by "borrowing food from my mother's freezer." Mud-Covered Coivhoy A cowboy chariot driver is covered with Wyo., Frontier Days race. Rain caused the mud during competition in the Cheyenne, mucky track conditions. UNIFAX t •A

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