Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 2, 1973 · Page 1
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Home Paffet 6f *^ CommuiilUii Fair Tonight Low 58^3 Sunny, Warmer Friday High ftO's i4 Better ftete»paper VOLUME LXXXII 181 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS 4 On the Octopus WASHINGTON(UPI)Richard C. Helms, former director of the CIA, testified today that 10 days after the Watergate break-in John W. Dean III asked the CIA to pay bail for the suspects and put them on the agency payroll while they served their jail terms. Related Stories on Pages 13, 23 Banging his hand against the table for emphasis, Helms told the Senate Watergate Committee the proposal was rejected out of hand by Gen. Vernon Walters, deputy CIA director. He said Dean, then White House counsel, had called Walters to the White House on June 27, 1972 to propose that the CIA "pay the salaries of these individuals while they served their jail sentences." Helms, now ambassador to Iran, said Walters told Dean, * 'He could not conceivably imagine that a thing like that would remain secret for a long time" and that the agency would have to explain the use of its money for those purposes to the chairman of the House and Senate Appropriations committees. Helms said he told Walters to be firm against White House pressures—even though he was a former military man and a presidential appointee. Helms said (he CIA was approached first with suggestions that the bugging was somehow related to its operations and later with the request to provide bail money and support for the men arrested. Out that The Midway at the Knox County Fair is a great place to spend a summer afternoon. Kids can take a wild ride on the Octopus and spin in circles above the crowds. It's scary but fun tor feel the wind whipping across your face and get dizzy and yell at the top of your lungs, especially when you know your Mom's watching down on the ground. (Fair stories on pages 2 and 3.) Register-Mail photo by Steve Stout. Where To Find It The WASHINGTON (UPI) Hous^v passed and sent M the WhMto?W^^to^v^ thfe FHA ill 2 SECTIONS 32 PAGES an interim bill to assure low- interest FHA loans for thousands of would-be homeowners at least through Oct. 30. The bill, approved by the Senate earlier (this week, would extend the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) authority to make the loans while Congress and the White House wrangle over a one-year extension which has two controversial amendments attached. r Both houses rushed the resolution through by voice vote. Without it and with the 1 4 I . f Of' a owe-yeiar while Con- month -long rcons wishing to buy homes would have been stranded. House - Senate conferees agreed to a compromise between differing bills on Monday, but left in two Senate amendments the negotiators acknowledged would cause a presidential veto. One of the amendments, by Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., would force (he administration to spend money for subsidized housing programs which has been impounded by President Nixon as too costly when he is trying to hoJd down government spending. Stevenson Amendment The other amendment, by Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson HI, D- 111., would require the government to finance repairs on homes that passed FHA appraisal. The amendment was modified in conference to require the funds to be paid directly on the repair so the recipient couldn't spend it on something else. Final congressional action was expected to be delayed until after the recess ei September. If it were passed now, President Nixon could pocket veto it by flailing to sign it while Congress is in recess. Abingdon — 27 Amusement 6 BushneU 10 Classified Ads 27-28-29-30-31 Comics-Radio 26 Editorial 4 Galva — 10 Hospital Notes - 15 Knoxville 27 Markets 25 Monmouth — 21 Obituary - 15 Sports _ _ 18-19 Weather 2 Women in the News ..8*9 "It was quite clear feelers were being put out (A) to find out if there was any agency involvement and (B) to seek the agency's assistance in some way not identified," Helms said. He said he told Walters that "I wanted him to do absolutely nothing." "You hang in there," Helms siaid he told Walters. "You're doing fine, but don't yield an inch." He said H. R. Haldeman, former chief of staff at the White House, first raised the possibility ttvait the FBI investigation into the break-in would uncover some secret CIA activities. Helms testified that one of the Watergate burglars, Eugenio R. Martinez, was being paid toy the CIA at the time of the break-in. According to Helms. Martinez had been on a $l00-a-month retainer to report to the CIA whether Cuban exiles who arrived in Florida were "worth interviewing," Helms said the CIA relationship with Martinez was not connected with the Watergate, but he said that Martinez was taken off the CIA payroll "as soon as it was ascertained he was involved" in the Watergate burglary. Helms said John D. Ehrlich- iwan, then President Nixon's chief domestic adviser, also attended the earlier White House meeting where he said that possibility was raised. Check Problem Helms said he knew of no such problem but would check. The same day, he said, he instructed Walters to meet with L. Paitrick Gray in, then acting director of the FBI, to remind him of a long-standing "delimiting agreement" under which (the CIA was to notify the FBI if it accidentally ran into an FBI I operation tamd' vice versa. His instructions to Walters, he said, were to remind Gray of that arrangement but to do nothing else. President Nixon said in a 4,000-word statement May 22 that he ordered the FBI to limit its investigation into the Watergate break-hv for a time because of concern it might uncover a covert CIA activity. He said he had been incorrectly informed that it might. Richard C. Helms t * 1 r " 4 4 \ * a-1 * - r ^ End Two Steering Nixon May Keep Congress Guessing On Session for Approval of Bombing WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon is expected to keep congressmen guessing for at least several more days as to whether he' will call them back into special .session in mid-August and ask for approval of continued bombing of Cam! HI la. This appeared evident today as a congresswoman and four Air Force officers who are trying to get the courts to order an immediate end to the bombing prepared another legal maneuver. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, D- N.Y., and the four olficers planned to take their case to Supreme Court Justice Willian O. Douglas, who is vacationing in Washington state. Wednesday Justice Thurgood Marshall ruled he lacked legal authority to order the bombing halt. Order Unconstitutional Marshall reviewed a decision - let Court in New York which ordered a bombing halt at the end of last week on grounds the bombing was unconstitutional because it was not authorized by Congress. Subsequently, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this decision could not go into effect before a hearing was held. The Circuit Court ruling was taken to Marshall. The Circuit Court moved the hearing up to Aug. 8, five days earlier than (the date originally set by the District Court. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is representing Rep. Holtzman and the four Air Force officers, said it was considering sending someone to hike to Goose Prairie, Wash., where Douglas has his summer home because the Douglas retreat has no telephone. The ACLU hoped Douglas would look more favorably on the issue than did Marshall. Congress and Nixon have agreed the bombing will be halted Aug. 15. HOUSTON (UPI) - Flight controllers today considered ending the second Sky lab mission because of a failure in two steering control rockets aboard the Apollo ferry ship that took the crew to the earth- orbiting space station six days ago. They said Alan L. Bean, Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma could be ordered to attempt a splashdown Friday near Hawaii. A definite decision would be made within a few Action oHidafc ex- h °-> ~ Ml8sio „ pressed the belief that Nixon G lynn S. Lunney, manager of would let the U.S. bombing ths Apollo Spacecraft Program Office, said a rescue mission could be launched within five campaign in support of Cam- • ID ian forces end without asking congressional extension, despite the general belief that this ran the risk of letting the Communists take the capital city of Phnom Penh. Officials said it was clear that Congress was in no mood to vote an extension, and Nixon could hardly be expected to call the legislators back from their summer vacation just to vote him down again. weeks if the crew not V ordered home. "If we did not have a rescue capability, we would be moving in the direction of getting the spacecraft as rapidly as we could," Lunney said. The astronauts were awakened a few minutes earlier than the planned 7 a.m. EDT call. They arose to an alarm in the Apollo command ship that indicated one of the control rockets on the side of Apollo was to cold. They turned on a heater to bring up the temperature. The warning alarm indicated a propellant valve was open. Similar trouble was reported during the crew's flight to Skylab Saturday but from a different rocket. The Apollo has a set of four units that steer the craft and are vital for splashdown maneuvers, docking and undocking. Risky Reentry "We now have the minimum flyable condition of the attitude control system," Lunney said. The spacecraft is entirely flyable as it is and if we want to, and have to, we can use it for reentry. It would be risky." Lunney said the greatest concern would be that another of the rocket units would develop the same problem, making steering of Apollo almost impossible. Since the same trouble developed in the two rockets, he said, the chances are enhanced of it occurring in a third. The astronauts earlier today said they were feeling in the best shape since blastoff last Saturday and Flight Director Milton Windier expressed optimism. The space men said Wednesday was the best day of their flight so far and they had enjoyed their food for the first time since a bout with space age seasickness. Behind in Research Windier said the space pilots were still a little behind in getting the 100-ton lab ready for research, but will take most of Friday to run experiments and prepare for the spacewalk. They were supposed to have the day off but volunteered to work. WASHINGTON (UPI) Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C, today defended Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, as "one of the most gallant of all Americans in the history of this republic." Ervin's remarks at the beginning of today's nationally- televised Senate Watergate hearings came in response to John J. Wilson, H.R. Haldeman's attorney, who described Inouye Wednesday as "that little Jap." Ervin, the committee chairman, and Sen. Howard H. Baker, R-Tenn., both came to Inouye's defense. Taught in Italy Ervin noted that Inouye had lost his right arm fighting with the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II, and said, "I don't know a finer American. He showed his devotion to our country by fighting under his flag, not only for the liberty of our country but the liberty of the free world. And he's proved himself in the latter days as one of the most dedicated Americans this country has ever known ... who's proved himself one of the most gallant of all Americans in the history of this republic." Said Baker: "... There's no man I think is more loyal and dedicated to his country. I don't know of anyone on this ! committee who's made a greater contribution to its efforts than Senator Inouye." Baker blamed the "tension- filled" atmosphere • of the hearings, and said it was a "mark of Senator Inouye's greatness" that Inouye would not let the remark interfere with committee matters. Hawaiian Thanks Inouye said he wanted to thank Baker and Irvin for their kind words, then said something in Hawaiian which he said translated "Thank you very much, and I love you both." Wilson's law partner, Joe Morgan, released to UPI a statement from Wilson. It said: said: "I made the remark during the luncheon recess to a UPI man who had been sitting next to me throughout the hearing. I thought it was an off-the-record remark, the same as a number of my conversations with him. I had no intention to make it public and I had no intention to insult Senator Inouye. I am sorry I said it and will personally apologize to Senator Inouye when he apologizes for calling my client a liar over the networks." Wilson referred to a remark by Inouye — jyjio muttered "what a liar" into what he thought was a dead microphone —after questioning John D. Ehrlichman last week. Ehrlichman, former domestic affairs adviser to President Nixon, also lis Wilson's client. Inouye Defended hy Committee Chairman Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, left, chats with Sen. Joseph Montoya, D-N. M., during the Senate Watergate hearing. ived a little late and did not hear Sen. Sam Ervin Inouye defend him as "one of the most gallant of all Americans in the history of the republic." Ervin's remarks came in response to John Wilson, H. R. Haldeman's attorney, who described Inouye as ''that little Jap." UNIFAX r

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