Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 2, 1973 · Page 13
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 13

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, August 2, 1973
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Oalesburg Register-Moil, (^le$,bufg, III. Thursdoy, Aug, 2, 1?73 r 13 Watergate Panel Unearths ITT Documents It could be embarrassing. Inouye 'Little Jap' in Wilson's Eyes WASHINGTON (UPI) - The lawyer for Watergate witness H....R. Haldeman Wednesday called Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, a "little Jap." Inouye, who lost his right arm fighting as an infantryman in Italy in World War II, shrugged off the remark. "Well, it must be the suimimer heat," Inouye, a Senate Watergate committee member, said when informed of the remark by John J. Wilson, 72, the lawyer lor Haldeinan, the former White House chief cf staff. The peppery Wilson, who also has represented John D. Ehrlichman, the former White House domestic affairs advise?, at the Senate hearings; made ancestry to a. UPI repcjprter^He' later explained, VI consider it a description of the. mari—I wouldn't mind being' called a little American." 442nd Regimental Com haf Team in World War II, ind little to say about the remark "I think his statement speaks lor itself," Inouye said. Wilson made his remark following intensive questioning by Inouye and other senators of Haldeinan. Wilson's remark came w!i n hie was asked whether he believed Haldeman had b< en fiarly questioned by San. Lov ell P. Weicker, R-Oonn. Wilson replied: "Oh,l dent mind Senator Weicker. What I mind is that little Jap." When asked whether he considered the comment an ethnic slur, Wilson responde 1 tartly,; "To a ram who has called one of my clients T 7 That reference was to a remark by Inouye last week picked up hy a microphone and heard by the national televis on Inouye, who won an Army audience. Inouye had said commission fighting with the "what a liar" after questionin" famed Japanese-American Ehrlichman. AT Lindsfrom's Q?br%cf Can Count On. circuitry featuring V \ Iff RCA Vtlut! lig'swesn Portable \ givts you viewing 1 enjoyment for the I wholtfagitty.FHMj* I inAccuCirwit* / modules. / \ $369.95 / LINDSTROM'S 246 E. Main St Downtown Galtsburg "FIRST IN TELEVISION" 'Little Jap 9 Sen. Daniel Inouye, above, shrugged off a comment made by H. R. Haldeman's attorney John Wilson in which the lawyer referred to him as "that little Jap." The Hawaii Democrat suggested that Wilson was influenced by the "summer heat." Wilson said, for his part, he wouldn't mind being called a "little American." UNIFAX WASHINGTON .(UP!) - In the midst of Watergate, Senate investigators have stumbled ftcrotf White House documents Suggesting that Preikieht Nixon had a direct, active role in the controversial settlement of the antitrust troubles of ITT. The documents, unexpectedly acquired by the Senate Watergate Committee and made public during its nationally- televised hearings Wednesday, also indicated the White House knew that John N. Mitchell had a major hand in the case while attorney general, although he later denied any involvement under oath. "We were in luck," beamed chief counsel Samuel Dash in explaining to reporters how the evidence had fallen into the committee's hands the night before. "We get things as fresh as milk in the morning." The surfacing of the documents signalled re-opening by the committee of investigations into the celebrated 1971 case in which the government dropped its antitrust opposition to an International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. merger after a subsidiary, the Sheraton Corp of America, offered $400,000 to help underwrite the 1972 Republican National Convention. Both the Nixon administration and ITT denied there was any connection between the settlement, the largest corpo rate merger in American history, and the pledge toward the GOP convention. ITT reiterated its position late Wednesday, insisting the pledge was made to local officials in San Diego, the site first selected for the GOP convention, and had "absolutely no connection" with ITT's antitrust troubles. The convention was subsequently moved to Miami Beach, in part due to the ITT controversy. The evidence uncovered by the Watergate Committee consisted of a three-page memo daited March 30, 1972, from presidential adviser Charles Colson to then White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman and an unsigned two-page attachment detailing potential "problem" arising from the ITT case. The attached material mentioned several other memos that "could be embarrassing" —including one of May 5, 1971, from Nixon adviser John D. Ehrlichman to Mitchell "alluding to discussions between the President and the AG (attorney general) as to the 'agreed-upon ends' in the resolution of the ITT case." Also mentioned is a memo to Haldeman with a copy to Mitchell dated June 30, 1971, which was prior to the settlement, "setting forth the 1400,000 arrangement with ITT." "This memo put the AG on constructive notice at least of the ITT commitment at that time and before the settlement, facts which he has denied under oath," the document warns. "We don't know if we have recovered all the copies." It was not clear from the description who wrote the June, 1971, memo. The ITT case was the major issue in the Senate confirmation hearings on Richard G. Klein dienst to succeed Mitchell as attorney general. Mitchell testl fled there he knew nothing of the ITT offer prior to the settlement. Dash said the Watergate Committee would investigate the ITT situation as part Of its probe into the financial aspects of the 1972 presidential campaign, beginning this fail. He said the new material' was brought to the committee by a secretary, whom he didn't identify, but who was responding to a very general subpoena for documents. California Bar Association Investigates Nixon, Aides LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The state Bar Association is investigating President Nixon, John Ehrlichman and four other California lawyers involved in the Watergate affair to determine whether action should be taken against them. While the bar association has no authority to prosecute, "it does however, have disciplinary functions to perform with respect to members who may have engaged in (illegal or improper conduct," Leonard Janofsky, president of the association, said Wednesday. The most severe action would be disbarment. Janofsky said it was "absolutely untrue that formal disciplinary proceedings have commenced with respect to any member of the state bar arising out of Watergate." However, he said, "Some months ago our attorneys commenced an inquiry into the conduct" of six members of the California Bar mentioned in relation to the Watergate, he J said. He identified tihem as Nixon, Ehrlichman, fund-raiser" Herbert W. Kalmbach, former Justice Department official Robert C. Mardian, former White House aide Gordon C. Strachan and Donald Segrelti, currently facing trial in Florida for alleged "dirty tricks" on behalf of the Nixon campaign. Janofsky said the bar association had the equivalent of one person working full time on •the investigation, and he would not characterize it as "intensive." He said his staff will continue to "monitor the evidence being developed by the Ervin Committee" and has been in contact with Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, the attorney general of Florida and Los Angeies District Attorney Joseph Ubusch, who is believed to be seeking indictments for the "Watergate West" burglary of Daniel Ellsbarg's psychiatrist's office. Ordinarily, he noted, the state bar refuses to reveal whether an attorney is nmder investigation, but the 'board of governors waived 'the rule in this instance after "thorough soul - searching ... because of the general knowledge ebout the events of Watergate and the public assertion of misconduct by some lawyers. "The state bar intends to discharge its responsibilities fully and' fairly, and as promptly as circumstances will permit." 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