Vo LXXXI I I, No. 14-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 26, 1973 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Magrud r may tea
at Watergate hearigs
Nixon aide could imp icate others
By UPI and AP
-5 $ A former Nixon campaign aide report-
edly has agreed to testify without immun-
ity in the Watergate case. The as yet un-
identified witness decided to plead guilty
and is apparently ready to impicate oth-
ers in the scandat.
Several relial sourcesthave indicated
the secret witness is Jeb Stuart Magrud-
er, a key figure in Nixon's re-election
- = campaign.
Magruder was the first high level ad-
ministration official to resign as a re-
sult of the Watergate scandal and its
HE HAD SERVED as director of policy
A development at the Commerce Depart-
- ment, a $36,000 a year job
t He left his position with the inaugural
- - icommittee to assume the Commerce De-
partment post in March.
Reports published shortly before Ma-
gruder left the Commerce Department
stated he told prosecutors that former
Attorney General John Mitchell and for-
mer White House counsel John Dean had
approved and helped plan the Watergate
break-in and also were involved in ar-
ranging pay-offs to buy silence from the
- men accused of the burglary.
MEANWHILE, Elliot Richardson yester-
day took his oath of office and officially
became Attorney General.
Richardson's swearing-in clears the way
for Harvard Law Prof. Archibald Cox to
begin his dhties as chief prosecutor for
the government's Watergate investigation.
~THlE WHITE HOUSE yesterday reveal-
ed that President Nixon no longer owns
most of his San Clemente retreat.
AP Photo In a written statement, the White House
said Robert Abplanalp, a New York in-
ATTORNEY GENERAL ELLIOT RICHARDSON listens to President Nixon after being sworn in as the nation's chief law en- dustrialist, ought the property in an un-
forcement officer yesterday in the White House. Without mentioning the Watergate affair, Richardson told the East Room disclosed transaction two and a half years
audience that the institutions of the U.S. government are now under stress. See MAGRUDER, Page 9
COUNCIL POT CONTROVERSY:
By GORDON ATCHESON lDeGrieck indicated there would be a mas- prevent council from beir
Mayor J a m e s Stephenson condemned sive turnout by people opposed to repeal "by those who now appear
alleged threats of violence made in an of the marijuana ordinance when council on the threat of disruption,
effort to discourage City Council from gives the measure final consideration. violence," he stated.
repealing the $5 marijuana fine in a DeGrieck said neither he nor HRP has He identified those who p
strongly worded statement released yes- ever intended to incite a violent demon- as the people "who whoope
terday. stration. However, HRP is planning. a last council meeting. Grou
Stephenson blasted "one radical on coun- peaceful protest, DeGrieck added. cluded a, large contingent f
cil" whose remarks. have encouraged "in- bow People's Party (RPP
timidation of council," according to the STEPHENSON ALSO rescheduled a pub- many other young people.
statement. lic hearing on the'marijuana law to Satur-
to be relying
ose the threat
d it up" at the
ps present in-
rom the Rain-
), as well as
the RPP said
ire to cause a
DeGrieck rejected the fear that violenc,.
might be caused by the community's radi-
"There will be violence only if Stephen-
son brings out the cops _ and cuts off
speaking privileges,' DeGrieck said.
SEVERAL REPUBLICAN council mem-
bers have indicated the public hearing will
in no way influence their votes on the
issue. All the Republicans voted in favor
of repealing the ordinance during a pre-
"We are solidly committed to repeal,"
See DE GRIECK, Page 9
JERRY DE GRIECK (HRP-First Ward)
was the council member referred to in
the statement, Stephenson later said.
During last Monday's council meeting,
day, June 9 at 9 a.m. The hearing had
been planned for the same night council
considered final action on the law's re-
Stephenson changed the hearing date to
GENIE PLAMONDON of
the organization has no des
violent incident. RPP will be
to prevent any sort of di