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Vol. LXXXI II, No. 20-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, June 6, 1973 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Claims Liddy made death threat

I bow

Ehr1 chman:

It chel
bugging
WASHINGTON (T) - Former presidential the Waterg
adviser John Ehrlichman has testified that transcript fo
Jeb Stuart Magruder told him that former Highlighti
Atty. Gen. John Mitchell approved the legation tha
Watergate wiretapping. Gordon Lid
Ehrlichman said Mitchell refused to dis- According tc
cuss the matter with him. He said that he threat wasY
didn't question a third man, Frederick
LaRue, who Magruder said had been present frustrated a
at the meeting. and Mitche
MAGRUDER WAS deputy director of President developed f
Nixon's re-election campaign and Mitchell headed tapping.
the campaign before the June 17 break-in at At some p
Democratic national headquarters. shoulder or
Ehrlichman said Nixon instructed him to conduct reacted ver
an investigation of the Watergate affair March 30. jeretetbl
He said that on that day Nixon told him it was did not kno'
evident that former presidential counsel John Dean he did not s
was involved in the wiretapping affair "up to his At another
eyebrows"him that the
Ehrlichman's testimony dealt mainly with what ful because
he found in conducting this investigation in the gun, that he
month before he resigned April 30 from the White character . .
House staff. EHRLICH1
His testimony was given last May 22 to 24 in April 13, aC
connection with a series of lawsuits arising from1

plan
ate wiretapping. It was released in
orm yesterday.
ng Ehrlichman's testimony was an al-
it convicted Watergate conspirator G.
dy once threatened to kill Magruder.
o Ehrlichman, Magruder told him the
made around mid-March, 1972.
TIME, Liddy was apparently feeling
bout lack of approval from Magruder
;1 for a grandiose scheme he had
or intelligence gathering and wire-
oint, Magruder put his hand on Liddy's
touched him in some way "and Liddy
y violently," Ehrlichman said. There
ows, Ehrlichman said. "He (Liddy)
soed to kill him." Ehrlichman said he
w what precipitated the outburst and
tate the exact words used.
r point Ehrlichman said Magruder told
alleged death threat made him fear-
Liddy "had been known to carry a
considered him to be a rather unstable
MAN SAID he interviewed Magruder
lay after Magruder had given federal
See MAGRUDER, Page 10

NIXON: logs of his meetings with Dean might
reveal he knew of the coverup.
Watergate--
at a glance
WASHINGTON ()-Here are the key events in the Watergate
affair yesterday:
EHRLICHMAN-Former presidential adviser John Ehrlich-
man, in a deposition made last month and made public yester-
day, said he was told G. Gordon Liddy threatened to kill Jeb
Magruder, deputy director of President Nixon's re-election com-
mittee, in an outburst around mid-March 1972. Ehrlichman testi-
fied Magruder also told him John Mitchell approved the wire-
tapping of Democratic national headquarters.
SENATE HEARING-Robert Reisner, an aide to Magruder
on the re-election committee, testified that two weeks before the
Watergate break-in he put papers from the "Gemstone" political
espionage file into an envelope prepared for a meeting Magruder
was to have with Mitchell.
NIXON-Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren said at the
White House there will be a review of whether logs detailing
conversations between President Nixon and his ousted counsel,
John Dean It, will be made available to the committee.
WIRETAPPING-Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of
Pennsylvania, trying to counter what he called a "general get-
the-President process," contended the Nixon administration has
cut down on national security wiretaps and bugging to the lowest
level since World War Il.
GOVERNORS-Several governors at the National Governors
Conference, including Illinois Gos. Dan Walker, said Watergate
is causing an increasing paralysis in government.
ELLSBERG---Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Elsberg
said in Los Angeles that the planning of the break-in of his
psychiatrist's office "comes close to a common burglary by the
White House'"

EHRLICHMAN: Mitchell refused
to talk to him.

LIDDY: Magruder says he was MAGRUDER: his life was threat-
f u r i o u s when his grandiose ened by Liddy.
scheme was rejected.

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