THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sundav, ADri1 8. 1973
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By AP and UPI George Bush claimed that the Wat- on 'Presidential Campaign Activi-
WASHINGTON - More members ergate espionage incident began ties, created to investigate t h e
of Congress from both parties yes- as a "Mickey Mouse" affair that Watergate affair and any other
terday urged White House aides to he is sure President Nixon didn't related political espionage, plansto
testify in the Watergate bugging condone. open public hearings soon.
case, claiming executive privilege The decision behind Watergate The Senate committee already
ought not be invoked to cover any, was "amateurish,' he said. has heard testimony in secret from
knowledge of alleged criminal ac- "I can't imagine what good any- convicted Watergate conspirator
tivity. one thought it would accomplish. James McCord, former security
The latest calls came from Sens. It wasn't very smart. chief for the Committee to Re-
Thomas Eagleton (D-Mo.), Charles Nixon has refused to let any elect the President.
Pecy (RIlL Adlai Stevenson (D dThe federal grand jury which in-
Ill., an conervtive Willa~mdicted McCord and six others in
Scherle (R-Iowa). cldnIwofre
Eagleton, speaking at a Law ,the case, in
Day dinner at St. Louis University. White House aides, has been called,
said "it takes a certain flight of back into session to hear further
fantasy to insist that 'executive 'testimony.
privilege' -- if it exists - extends Senate investigators, however,
to shielding wrongdoers from tes- urged McCord to postpone his news
tifying about their part in unethi-' conference tentatively scheduled
cal or illegal activities simple be-I - ,,, for later this week. Members of,
cause they are, or were, W h i t e r.;the committee claim such a meet-
House employes." ing might jeopardize their investi-
In a statement yesterday, Scher ation
le said "the cloak of execueive One of McCord's lawyers said he
privilege should never be used to plans to go ahead with the news
shelter wrongdoers, no m a t t e r ' conferences after McCord finished
how highly placed. And clearlytih r
someone very highly placed is hid- testifyig before the grand jury.
ing behind the skirts of immunity,
an arrant egotist, drunk with pow-
er, but lacking in the most ele-
mentary political judgment."
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Famed Soviet dancer denied
exit visa b his. government
MOSCOW (4P) - one of 'the
Soviet Union's most talented dan-
cers says he is being made the
victim of a "planned artistic as-
Valery Panov, a Jew, was dis-
missed from the Kirov B a 11 e t
Company in Leningrad a year
ago yesterday and branded a
traitor because he asked to emi-
grate to Israel.
A man whose ability has been
compared with that of Rudolf
Nureyev, Panov has not been
able to practice properly since
then and fears he is losing his
talent he worked to develop for
nearly his entire life.
The authorities won't let him
leave, saying he can't get a
visa without his mother-in-law's
permission. Panoy contends his
wife's mother is a confused wo-
man terrorized by the periodic
visits the secret police pay her.
The dancer said it is illegal for
the authorities to let his mother-
in-law block his exit and has tried
to prove it, without success, in
the courts. But he thinks t h e
mother-in-law problem is just a
"This is a planned artistic as-
sassination," Panov declared.
"I know no secrets. I h a v e
nothing to do with politics. I can-
not possibly harm the state by
going. But I am what you would
call a highly trained specialist."
Since he applied for a visa,
Panov added, "my telephone has
been cut off without explanation.
Half of the letters sent from with-
in the Soviet Union fail to reach
me and none of the mail from
friends abroad has been deliver-
Panov has written five letters
to Leonid Brezhnev, the Com-
munist party chief, and Premier
Alexei Kosygin asking their in-
tervention. Dozens of letters and
petitions from sympathizers have
been sent to the Kremlin on his
But all Panov's pleas have fal-
len on deaf ears. He is still de-
nied his visa. When asked to ex-
plain the reason, a spokesperson
for the Soviet passport authority
would only mutter "we have our
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