Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 24, 1974 · Page 9
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 24, 1974
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Haldemon Said To Be 'Alter Ego' BufterfieldDescribes President's Work Day I'wASHmCTfJN '(AP) 'Halde man vvas almost the "other Pro sident I pan I emphasize that enough i ( i Thue'did foimer \Vh|\e House aide Alexander\F I ButAerfield describe the role pf I I R Halde man to the .Hquse Judiciary Committee accordin gto testi niony the committee released today Butterfield. who first publicly disclosed the existence of the presidential tapes, was the first of nine witnesses who testified before the Judiciary Committee in. its impeachment inquiry. Part of his testimony was devoted to a catalog of often petty details of White House housekeeping, such as "whether or not the curtains were closed 01 open," that lie said drew the President's attention. ; The:committee released But- tevfield's testioriy .in a volume thai, also included that of former Nixon campaign aides Paul O'Biien and Frederick ue 0 Brlen and vere imolved in arianglng the )aymenb of legal expenses foi Watergate cqnspirator E How ftijllunt Jr TESTIF1E5 ! ;-NINE HOURS BifUerfiled ,riow head of the Federal (Aviation Administra lion spent "nearly nine hours :estifymg m closed session dur ing which time he described in detail the ' President's work habits and his relationships to his staff. He made it clear that the closest staff man to the President was his staff chief, Haldeman. "Haldeman was his right-handyman," Bulterficld told the committee. "He counted so heavily on Haldeman's presence, on Haldeman being at the bthei end of telephone within reach when he buzzed." At one point, committee asso ciate counsel Albert Jcnnei asked: 1 During all ypur time at the Vinte House; l Mr Butterfield, and to ther extent of youi pei sonal knowledge, no guessing, vas theie ever anj occasion hat "came to voui knowledge of Mr Haldeman withholding any information fiom the Presi dent' ST CLAIR QUESTIONS No sir ne\er ' replied But tcrficld. Later, James D. St. Clair, Nixon defense lawyer, asked Butterfield: , · "But you really are not in a position to speak with any degree-, "of personal observation as to what Mr. Haldeman said or didn't, say to the President, isn't that right?" "I would tend to disagree with yoli," feplied Butterfield "I think liwas in probably the best possible position. However I do agree with you that I didn't aclally observe." Butlerfield served as deputy issistant to the President (rom *Jixpn.j! first dd in office until March 14 1973 Among his duties was msuung the smooth operation of the Presidents day. He described a typical prosi denlial (laj as beginning at 8 IS a m with a, reading of the daily news summary At 8 35, the President would buzz for'Halde man. It ivas always his habit to suzz for Haldeman when he finished the news summary and lie would stay in for about 3C to 35 minutes," Bullertield testified; . "Then, perhaps Honry Kissinger would come in from 9 to 9:25," he added. Haldenian and Kissinger were in and out of the President's office throughout a typical day, Bultertield said. NORMAL WORK DAY Nixon's work day normally would end at about 7:30 p.m. ·xcep't for an average of "dbput w.b nights a week when he vo'iild have his dinner in his office in the Executive Office 3i]ildi,ng! Asked about Nixon's concern with .details of the While .House operation, Bulterfield gave the following examples: : whelher or ..not the curtains were closed of "open, .he arrangement of slate gifts whether they should be on that side of the room or this side of the room, displayed on a iveekly basis or on a monthly or daily basis .... "He: was deeply involved in Ihe .entertainment business for state dinners, whom we should get for ' w h a t kind of group, small 'band, big band, black baiid, while band, jazz bane whatever. He was very inter eslcd in meals and how Ihcy were served . . . "He was interested in who introduced him to gucsls an; ic wanted it done quite properly ' ^ REVIEWED GUEST LISTS teresl to him. He .did review all' the guests lists very care fully and , no one would pul someone" on a .guest list or lake some one person off ,-s gues list as a rule .without going jto the President. He was in t crested in knowing hov many Republicans or Demo crals were on ,lhe list; he wouli review it for that. Too maii or too little - it always gol hi personal view - how many fron the Sonlh, East, West. Norl regions of America, how man. blacks, bow many ethnics, ho\ many labor union member might be invited; is this a appropriate event for labo members? Who are Hie _rcpoi ters, the press people invite to Ibis - be would review a of these lists personally and approve them personally." Morthwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., July 24, 1974 · AVETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Senate And House Compromise On Weapons Pri)tijiir(i|l Bill WASHINGTON ZAP) --. : A compromise has been reached by Senate and House conferees or a $22.1 billion weapons pro-, curcment authorization bill con- aining $1 billion .for 'military, assistance to South Vietnam.. . The agreement announced Tuesday will provide about $1 billion below the total amount requested by the Nixon administration for arms procurement in the fiscal year that began July 1. Funds approved for military aid to South Vielnam were S600 million less than the administration sought. Originally, the House voted $126 billion for South Vietnam and the Senate authorized 5900 million. In reaching agreement after a month of conference meet ings, House conferees approvec Senate provisions eliminating iinds to start--a,- program for modifying -'/(idm'rrierclal wide- b'pdled jet aircraft'',to form a Cl"111 a ii Reserve Air-.iFl eel. ·In. a concession't? the House, Senate cprifCTeesVagrced to a reduction ;qf:2,80'p : personnel in he Air Force, compared with a 49.000 reduction 'iii'the 2,152.000 ·ecommended by the Pentagon ns the total manpower for all services by July 1, 1975. Conferees also agreed to a 32,327 cut in the 1,027,327 total civilian payroll of the Defense Department by June 30, 1975. In the f i n a l bill, which is subject to passage in the House and Senate, an amendment was included for a reduction of 18,« 000 U.S. support troops in Europe within two years, and authorizing a corresponding increase in combat personnel assignment. Layaway Now 1 family Jacket sale Get a big 20% savings on our heavyweight women's jackets. Sale 10 40 -38 40 Reg. $J3-$48. jhat'sajlour jackets an'd pantfcoals in stock', women's.-arid half slzgs,.'.'s included.'.Cfioo.sef rbm;soft, ' imitation :sueJesahd.'leather-'-' 1qoks,|p|ush fake furs;:.insulated · nylon parkas; quilt iiped. ;cbrdu- roy?. Lots of c|assi6 WcjpI.rriel- tdns, tfeeds anb'jplaids,^too; Some with, fake'ftiir and leather, - ' ''''· ' · 20% off men's jackets. In the most popular styles and colors. 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