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"f WASHINGTON FOMincome tax returns. mer White'House aide John D. Ehrlichman produced congressional documents today alleging that six days after John F. Kennedy became President, one of his assistants began an intensive examination of "many, many" income tax returns. Related Story on Page Ehrlichman, in his fifth day in the* witness chair at the Senate Watergate hearings, produced the documents in answer to questions put to him last week about the Nixon administration's examination of Ehrlichman said the 1970 Congressional Record indicated that shortly after Kennedy took office, Carmine Bellino "called on the Commissioner Of Internal Revenue and undertook inspection of many, many tax records for days at a time. Bellino now is chief investigator for the Senate Watergate Committee. Tax Checks 9 Under questioning by Sen. Joseph M. Montoya, D-N.M., Ehrlichman testified last s week that most of the hundreds of yearly "tax checks" requested by the White House were for Where to Find jthe purpose Of seeing whether I persons being considered for administration posts had tax problems* He denied the checks were for the purpose of political harassment. r Ehrlichman was expected to complete his testimony today, followed by his close associate, H.R. Haldeman, former White House chief of staff. The committee held a private meeting before beginning its 10th week of hearings and decided to hear sevens more witnesses before recessing its Phase I investigation. That could mean the hearings would run well into next week, after the House and Senate begin a month-long summer recess on Friday. i 1 The committee did vote somciChafles Colson front the list of speed-up procedures, such as a scheduled Phase I witnesses. 10-minute limitation on each In addition to Colson, others questioning period o a commit- apparent i y dropped from the tee member and voted to start orlglnal i y announced list for the both the morning and afternoon flrsBt phase include Egil .< Bud >. rounds of the hearings half an Krogh) former Ehr i ic hman hour earlier. deputy; David Young, former Both Ervin and the commit- a jd e to presidential foreign tee vice chairman, Sen. Howard affairs adviser Henry A. H. Baker, R-Tenn., favor Kissinger; G. Howard Huiit, recessing the hearings at the admitted Watergate con- end of this week tout some kpirator; Hunt's attorney, Wil- membcrs, especially Sen. Ed- hj am o. Bittman, and Paul ward J. Gurney, R-Fla., say O'Brien, Nixon campaign attor- they want to continue them as ncVi long as necessary during the | }[ . yag ^ immediately clcar recess. At its meeting before starting today's open session, the committee decided to delete former White House counsel whether Colson or the others See 'Documents (Continued on Page 23) 5 r Meets With Nixon President Nixon meets with- Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam at the White House. Whitlam, who has been critical of the Nixori Administration, iwas expected to r J 1 suggest that the Southeast Asia Treaty Or ganizatioh (SEATO) military profile be low ered in favor of greater emphasis cultural and other 2 SECTIONS Abingdon — 23 Amusement _ 6 economic, programs h ^ Classified Ads 23-24-25-26-27 Comics-Radio 20 Editorial 4 Galva 28 PAGES Hospital Notes 15 Knoxville _ 23 Markets 21 Monmouth 12 Obituary 15 Sports -18-19 Weather 2 Women in the News ... 8 * Campaign Reforms Debated WASHINGTON WASHINGTON (UP I) President Nixon is expected ii^i Wring. ' Diplomatic sources said Sunday the invitation will -be delivered by Japanese Prime Minister Ka|c«ei Tanakla, who arrived ingi night fir # Their discussions wiJl start Tuesday. s Imtochtoa Policy Nixon met with Australian Prim® Minister < Gouglh Whitlam, who has been critical of the administration's Indochina policy. ' \ . Whitteim was received by Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, the President's adviser on national security matters, and the two conferred privately for nearly an hour before the meeting with Nixon. expected to suggestthat the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) military profile be lowered in reater emphasis on economic, cultural and other progratma Relations between the United hkve been coojl because of WhitlawTs condemnation of American policy in Indochina. Since winning the premiership, he also nas smt an ambassador to Peking and extended diplomatic recognition to Hanoi. Quiet Weekend Nixon rested up for a busy week meeting with foreign government representatives with a quiet weekend at his mountain retreat at Camp David, Md. On Sunday before returning to the White House he swam in the pool outside Aspen Lodge and took a short stroll The President was rele from the hospital 10 days after being treated pneumonia. Nixon will spend two days talks with Tanaka. They i expected to discuss monetary, military security and energy problems straining relations between Tokyo and Washington. Tanaka is expected to rearrange the visit to the United States of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Niagako, which was sichedmled this fall but postponed due to the objections of Japanese opposition parties. If Nixon goes to Japan next spring, he would be the first U.S. President in office to do so. V. S. Food Prices Below World Average V 1 WASHINGTON (UPI) Department says the price of food may be high in the United States but it's worse in places like Tokyo, Bonn and Stockholm. > The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), an agency of the Agriculture Department, issued Sunday results oi a monthly survey of food piicestitimade in 14 capital cities around the world. The report showed that while shoppers in Washington were paying $1.99 a pound for sirloin steak in early July, compared with $1.69 in March, the early-July price was $12.04 in Tokyo, $4.76 in Stockholm, and $4.55 in Bonn. Sirloin prices were below the Washington level in only four of the other 13 capital?, 58 cents in Brazilia, 55 cents in Buenos Aires, $1.84 in Camberra, and $1.83 in Ottawa. 1 FAS shoppers found Washington prices below the 14- city median in 11 cities, equal to the median in one (apples) and above the median for tomatoes, onions, potatoes and white bread. » •'•is (UPI) — The (be settled is some form of I individual can contribute $3,000 ; today prepared to put restrictions on the amount me finishing touches and money a group-iwit authorized a run-off, and the general approve the first restrictions in by the candidate-can spend on elections—a total of $9,000. American political history on his behalf. Sens. Otaries McC. Mathias, contributions to presidential Sen. John O. Pastore, D-R.I., R-Md., and Adtai Stevenson, Dand congressional campaigns who is seeking to close the 111., may seek to limit that to a and the amount a candidate "loophole/' said that without one-sihot maximum contribution can spend in seeking to become some limit on outside _ a congressman, senator, or the ceiling on candidate spend- Barring last-minute changes, president. tag would be a "mockery." the bill would: The Senate was to vote later There may also be one more — Eliminate "fat cat" con- today (3:30 p.m. EOT) on a effort to further restrict the tributors by placing a ceiling of coimjprehensive package of cam- amount an individual can $3,000 an individual can contrib- paign reforms and send it to contribute to a candidate. utc to a candidate, the House, which so far has 10-Ccnt-A-Voter Lid -Place a ceiling of $25,000 an shown a reluctance to take any Under the provisions of the individual qan contribute to all action. bill, as amended on the floor 'IllieM^ reform-minded Seriate, an | year. 1181 \ mbing Halt Order WASHINGTON ,(UPI) - Su- rerne Court Justice Thurgood Carshall will consider whether lower court was correct when oaxiered an immediate halt to Tia. the U.S. bombing of Cam - Marshall scheduled a mid* afternoon hearing today in his chambers of the suit brought by a congressrwoman and four Air Force officers that caused a U.S. district judge in New York last week to order a bombing halt. The district judge, Orrin G. Judd, said the bombing raids were unconstitutional because they lacked congressional approval. He ordered them stopped at 4 p.m. last Saturday. However, the Second U,S. Circuit Court of Appeals grant- •i ed a government request for a delay and set a full hearing on the issue Aug. 13, Marshall, in turn, granted the request of the persons who filed the original suit—Rep. Elizabeth Holtzrnan, D-N.Y., and the four Air Force officers—for a Supreme Court hearing. Congress and President Nixon have agreed to an Aug. 15 deadline for the end of the U.S. bombing campaign in Cam- Quoting "informed sources," the New York Times said Sunday the Senate committee had been informed there was falsification of bombing records Laos during the period 72. Many of the raids—by both B52 bombers and tactical be asked about the Laos raids. Earlier this month it was disclosed the United States carried out more than 3,600 air raids in supposedly neutral Cambodia during a 14-month and iia. The Senate Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, is expected to look into reports that records of some U.S. bombing missions in Laos were, falsified in the same manner as those for the 1969-70 secret air war in Cambodia. fighters-were flown in northern Laos but were reported as having been flown in southern Laos, the region of the Ho Chi Minh supply trail, the Times said. Laos Raids The Armed Services Committee planned to take testimony today from Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It was considered likely he would The raids were not made public at fttie time. Administration officials decided in 1969 to conduct the secret bombing raids in Laos, The Times reported. It said the raids apparently were designed to protect Meo tribesmen, who were being backed by the United States in fighting against flhe Pathet Lao, the Laotian Communists, and the North Vietnamese. Vietnamese Orphan Nick Stella, 6, right, came to the United friends at a reunion of adopted Vietnamese States as a Vietnamese orphan. He got in some nactice at darts with some American Base UNIFAX r A L Jack R. Lousma HOUSTON (UPI) - The Skylab % astronauts tightened the lid on a garbage disposal that was leaking air from the space station today and went back to sleep in an attempt to overcome motion sickness that has delayed their first space- walk. Alan L. Bean, Owen K. Gajriott and Jack R. Lousma finally awakened and called mission control at 11:26 a.m. EDT, but they left unanswered the question on the minds of ground controllers—the state of their health after two days of space nausea. "How are you all doing?" asked communicator Bruce McCandless. "We're getting our blood drawn," replied Lousma. The blood sample was for later analysis. "You're evading the issue," McCandless said. There was no reply. Queasy Stomachs The astronauts' queasy stomachs forced flight directors to postpone from Tuesday to at least Wednesday the first of three spacewalks planned for the two-month mission. "We're essentially one day behind," said flight director Donald R. Puddy. He said he bpped the pilots would be back on their normal flight plan by Spnday with only a minimum loss of experiment time. The astronauts awakened early to find and fix the air le^k. It could have been potentially serious if it had been caused by a meteoroid impact, but its location in the 14-inch diameter airlock leading vacuum trash container to a made easy. Alan L. Bean correcting the problem "Sorry you were so rudely a w a k e n e d," ground communicator Robert Crippen told the astronauts after the air leak was located. "Hope everybody feels good this morning." ' "I think so, Bob," Garriott replied. "We're going back to bed for a while now. We were up a little late so we've only had about six hours or so in the pad and I think we'll probably get a couple more." The air leak was first discovered by ground controllers about 1 a.m. EDT, It was relatively small, involving the loss'of oxygen pressure at the rate of 1-10 pounds per square inch per hour, so controllers decided to increase the flow of air into the cabin from the ship's oxygen tanks without awakening the astronauts. However, the pilots beard the hissing noise of the air filling cabin and "Indeed, the handle wasn't positioned properly," Bean said. "We also heard a slight hissing noise out of the trash airlock.*' "We assume that was leak then," said Crippen. The spacewalk delay was decided Sunday night after Bean said he didn't think he and his colleagues were up to a strenuous walk in space because of their motion sickness troubles. The upset stomachs were the result of a slower- than-expected adaptation to weightlessness. Flight Director Neil Hutchinson said there was no possibility the astronauts would venture out Tuesday as planned to erect shade over the the the told got them up early, what the and the pilots search a Crippen problem was immediately started for the leak. Crippen asked if they had used the trash airlock during the night and Bean said they had. The astronauts • then checked the airlock and found lever that seals the that a tube leading a laree tank was not properly positioned. a new sun spaceship. Owen K. Garriott / 4 A ft

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