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THE
Summer Daily

Vol. LXXXIII, No. 9-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 19, 1973

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

McCord: Nixon knew
of clemency proposal
Harvard prof. named prosecutor

BY AP and UP
James McCord testified yesterday that
at secret meetings during the Watergate
trial in January, he received repeated
offers of executive clemency from a
White House aide, and was told President
Nixon knew of the meetings.
McCord, convicted of burglarizing Demo-
cratic headquarters at the Watergate, told
Senate investigators that an offer of
executive clemency-which only the presi-
dent can grant-was made by John Caul-
field, a law enforcement adviser to John
Dean.
In other Watergate developments yes-
terday:
* Attorney General-designate E 11 i o t
Richardson turned over the prosecution of
the Watergate scandal to a- Democrat,
Archibald Cox, a former federal official
and now a Harvard professor of law. Cox
said his investigation would range beyond
the Watergate break-in to "all offenses
arising out of the ':2 elections, all allega-
tions involving the President, White House
employes or appointees."
* Stuart Symington (D-Mo.) said he
had received new CIA documents that
make it "even more difficult for me to
visualize that the President knew nothing
about" efforts to involve the CIA in the
coverup of the Watergate scandal.
" Four f'rmer White House aides, in-
eluding' H. R (Bob) Haldeman and John
Ehrlichman, were asked to testify before
.a Senate subcommittee on the CIA's role
in the Watergate and Pentagon Papers
cases. Former White House Counsel John
Dean and former National Security Coun-
cil aide David Young have also been
asked to testify.
McCord told, the special Senate Water-
gate Committee in its second day of hear-
ings that Caulfield promised him financial
aid and a job when he got out of jail if
he would plead guilty and remain silent
during the Watergate trail.
"The President's ability to govern is
at stake. Another Teapot Dome scandal
is possible and the government may fall,"
McCord said he was told by Caulfield,
now a Treasury Department official on
leave.
"I may have a message to you at our
next meeting from the President himself,"
McCord said he was told by Caulfield on
Jan. 12 when the Watergate trial was in
its fourth day. McCord was convicted as a
conspirator, burglar and wiretapper in
the trial.
"The executive clemency offer was
made two or three times during this
meeting," McCord told the special Senate
Watergate Committee in its second day
of hearings. "I repeated each time that I
would not even discuss it, nor discuss
pleading guilty."
The White House quickly and vigorously
denied once again any knowledge by
Nixon of cover-up activities, as it had
done previously after published reports of
See McCORD, Page 5

SEN. SAM ERVIN (D-N.C.), chairman of the Watergate Investigating Committee, confers with, from left, Fred Thompson, chief
minority counsel, Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) and Samuel Dash, chief majority counsel.
K RASNY JUBILANT:
AlI leged heroin dealers
arrested by city police.

By DAN BIDDLE
Three men suspected of being top-level
figures in the city's heroin - dealing oper-
ations were arraigned yesterday on
charges of heroin possession and carrying
concealed weapons following their arrest
Thursday.
Local police dpprehended the three al-
leged drug dealers after a brief downtown
car chase late Thursday night.
Police Chief Walter Krasny said yester-
day that one of the men, Alonzo "Fat Lon-
nie" Malone, has been an important but
elusive target of drug investigations for
some time.
THE OTHER two suspects have been
identified as Walter "Pud" Harris of Ann
Arbor and Ronald Moore, who gave an

address, in Compton, Calif., a suburb of
Los Angeles. Malone is said to have at
least two local addresses.
Harris and Malone are allegedly involv-
ed in "a pretty tight local network" of
drug trafficking, and police say two ear-
lier incidents involving possible members
of the operation led to the-arrests Thurs-
day night.
Two detectives were following the sus-
pects' car through the city at about 10
p.m. Thursday when the trio sped away
and turned down an alley behind the Der-
by Bar on Ann St. .
THE DETECTIVES radioed for help
and the three men surrendered without a
fight after their car was boxed in by po-
lice vehicles.

- But according to police, the suspects
managed to unload four guns, a large
amount of cash, and a quantity - of sus-
-pected heroin during the car chase.
Police seized a total of nearly $17,000
in cash, heroin quantities valued at $1,100,
and four revolvers in the arrests.
KRASNY, who expressed obvious plea-
sure at the apprehension of Malone, said
"Fat Lonnie" had been robbed of more
than $1000 in cash and possessions in Is-
land Park Tuesday night. .
Several hours later, gunmen robbed
and shot an unidentified Monroe man in
the same alley where police trapped the
three suspects, leaving him with a leg
wound and removing $170. Krasny hinted
that the gunmen may have been part of
Malone's organization.
See POLICE, Page 5

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