Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 1, 1974 · Page 26
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 26

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 1, 1974
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Artutnm TIMtS, Wed., May 1, 1*74 · 17 Watergate Alternatives Discussed WASHINGTON AP) -- President Nixon and his closest advisers were flustered, confused, tormented, sometimes angry [ anrt sometimes bemused by the] growth and persistence of the Watergate .scandals. They spent hours agonising over (heir troubles, trying to decide on a course of action that would neutralize tlie Watergate mess. Considerations ranged From getting the whole t r u t h out to paying hush money lo cover up the truth. They talked of protecting their friends and destroying their enemies. Their conversations were informal, Eree-wheel- l n g , w i d eranging and frequently profane. This is the portrait of a . he seiged presidency that emerges from a l,30R-page volume of transcribed W h i t e House t a p e . recordings turned over lo t h e ; House J u d i c i a r y Cnmmillce Tuesday. On several occasions Nixon expressed exasperation that his administration was u n d e r f i r e for political activities he considered common occurrences tn political life and ordered that Federal muscle be used (o hurl anyone who trier! to hurl him. Nixon also believed that the scandal wouldn't last long. THIS IS WAR "This is a war, 1 ' Nixon said in a Scpl. 15. 1072, conversalion with his chief of s t a f f . II. R. Haldeman and his counsel. John W. Dean III. "We t a k e a Eew shots and it will be over. We will give them a Few shots and it will be over. "1 want the most comprehensive notes on all those who tried to do us in. They didn't have to do it .... They : were doing this quite deliberately and they are asking for it and they are going to get it "We have not used the Bu, reau (FBI) and we have not used the Justice Department but things are going (o change ; now." · The most intense discussions occurred in two meetings .March 21. 1S73. d u r i n g which Nixon, Dean and Haldeman cle- ' bated whether lo cover up high . ariminislrafion involvement in the Watergate scandal or "let it · all hang out." Conversations about proposed ' cover-ups took several forms, one of which was a discussion ' of p a y i n g hush money to silence the original Watergate 1 conspirators. [ Nixon: :How much money do you need? ! A MILLION' DOLLARS Dean: f would say these ' people are going to cost a million dollars over the next two years. Nixon: We could get that. On ' the money, if yon need t h e , money you could gel that. Yon could get a million dollars. You could get it in cash. I kno\v| where it could be gotten. It is ! not easy. bu( it could be done. · But the question is who the hell would handle it. Any ideas on that? Dean: That's ' r i g h t . Well. I think that is something t h a t · (John) Mitchell ought lo he charged with. Nixon: 1 would think so Ion, Al another point, Dean told Nixon he wasn't at all confident of heing able to maintain silence among the people involved at the various stages f volved at (he various stages of Ibe scandal. And Nixon pro- · posed thai full disclosure might he the only solution. Dean: . . . Kverylwidv is now 1 s t a r t i n g to watch after their he- hind. Kveryonc is gelling their own counsel. More counsel are gelling involved. How do I pro led my nss? N'ixon: They are scared. Dean: Thai is bad. We were able to hold it for a long t i m e N i x o n : Your cover is broken? Dean: Tabt's right and it's COMPLETE DISCLOSURE N i x o n : . . . Complete d i s closure, isn't t h a t the best way to flo it? . . . . That would be my view. Bui shortly I h e r e a f f o r Ihey are hack to discussing a cover. up. · Dean:: Well. I have been a . conduit for information on lak- ing care of people out there · who are g u i l t y of crimes. ; N i x o n : Oh. you mean like the b l a c k m a i l e r s ? Dean: T h e b l a c k m a i l e r s . Right. Nixon: Well. F wonder if thiil part of il can'l be--I wonder il lhal doesn't lol me pnl i f r a n k l y : T wonder if ihn doesn't have to be continued? Let me put it this way: I.el us, suppose that you get the m i l l i o n i bucks, and you get Ihe proper I way to handle il. You could [ hold Hint side? Dean: Un. h u h . Nixon: Ft would scrni lo me t h a t would be worthwhile. Al a later point, with llalfle- man in on the conversation, Nison appeared ready to smooth over the reasons for the break-in at the I.os Angeles office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Nixon: National security. We had to get information for na. tional security grounds. Dean: Then the question is. why d i d n ' t the CIA do il or w h y · d i d n ' t Ihc FBI do il? Nixon: Because we had to do . it on a c o n f i d e n t i a l basis, H a l d e m a n : Because we were ; checking them. Nixon: Neither could be trusted. In the end, the meetings adjourned with essentially nothing : decided. *ro4. Lowest Price Ever Sa e! SERIES AIR COMMAND ana BIG CAPACITY ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE EVER BEEN PRICES SO LOW. AIR CONDITIONERS TO COOL ONE ROOM TO A COMPLETE HOUSE. BTU Volts Reg. Price Sale 5,000 115 $168.00 $128.00 6,000 115 $188.00 $148.00 7,000 115 $238.00 $198.00 8,000 115 $258.00 $208.00 10.000 115 $288.00 $238.00 18,000 230 $368,00 $288.00 18,000 - 230 $399.00 $318.00 24,000 230 $499.00 $398.00 28,000 230 $539.00 $438.00 230 $599,00 $488.00 Installation Charges Are Additional Spring S a v i n g s Fine Home F u r n i s h i n g s Reg. 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