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Wednesday, June 20, 1973


Page Three

Dean claims Nixon offered

Watergater Hunt clemency
WASHINGTON (A"--Fired White House
zounsel John Dean reported to Senate
_ + ~~~~~~investigators that President Nixon had i-AVbecosldinasnecnernga
been consulted in ad- ance concerning an
offer of executive clemency to a con-
WNW Evicted Watergate conspirator.
tt A aDan tn on testified he had been told that
former domestic affairs adviser John
Ehrlichman said Nixon extended the offer
Abortion rUlin retu rn ed ton'U ' of clemnenry to F. Httswatd hunt.


LANSING - The Michigan Supreme
Court yesterday unanimously ruled the
state's abortion law which permits the
operation only to save the life of the
mother unconstitutional. The court cited
the recent U.S. Supreme Court judgment
allowing abortions through the third month
of pregnancy as a precedent for the de-
cision. While the abortion statute was
struck down other laws, such as those
requiring only physicians to perform abor-
tions, remain in effect.
Principal resigns
Pioneer High School Principal Joseph
Pollack announced he will become deputy
superintendent of the Jackson Public
School system begining in the fall. Pollack
held the top post at Pioneer for the last
two years. In Jackson he will be working
with David Trost who until April was
the assistant _ superintendent here.
Happenings .. .
. . . are somewhat more bountiful than
usual . . . The Residential College offers
an original musical comedy "The Banana
from Outer Space." Curtain time is g1
p.m. at the RC auditorium . . . also at
this evening the Grad Coffee Hour grac-
es Rackham's East Conference Room
. . . about 6:30 p.m. a Tae Kwan fro les-
son will be given at Trotter House . .
that's it.
A2's weather
The weather should only get better
today. The heavens will gradually clear
as a cool air mass passes thru. Highs will
hit 80 while tonite the temperature will be
about 60. Not bad for this town.

By GORDON ATCHESON University Safety Director Fredrick Dav-
A valuable Japanese scroll taken from ids indicated that local police were "hav-
the University's Museum of Art was re- ing a hard time trying to find anyone with
the Univestdy' Mum of rtr wse- the name left by the man who returned the
turned yesterday, hut the return seems pitn,
nearly as mysterious as the disappear-

A young man returned the painting to
museum curator John Holmes late yes-
terday morning. He claimed that he had
purchased the 16th century scroll, valued
at about $4,000, from a "man on the
street" for $100.
CITY POLICE have refused to identify
the buyer, explaining that the cave is
still under investigation.
The man, accompanied by his wife and
an infant, returned the painting after see-
ing a photograph of it in Tuesday's Daily.
The man left his name, but thus far
the police "have not been able to make
contact with him", a department spokes-
m.A -id

DAVIDS expressed some suspicion about
the entire story.
"You simply don't pay that kind of
money on the street," he said.
The local police do not "at this time"
suspect that the buyer had any involve-
ment in the theft. "Still, we don't trust
anyone until all the facts are in", a
spokesman added.
The ink drawing of a bird perched on
a bamboo branch was stolen last Satur-
day morning, during regular museum op-
erating hours. The thief apparently walked
in, removed the scroll, and strolled out
again, despite the presence of four guards
patrolling the buildings at the time.

DURING THE closed testimony con-
ducted SatUrday, Dean also accused Nixon
of requesting the Internal Revenue Service
to "turn off" audits on friends of the
President. Dean claimed he has docu-
ments to support the charge.
Nixon told Dean to "keep a list of press,
who were giving them trouble and they
would take care of them after the elec-
tion," a summary of the testimony stated.
The summary quoted 'Dean as indicating
that former special presidential aide
Charles Colson was involved in the Water-
gate coverup and conveyed a message
from Hunt's lawyer that the White House
"would have to do something for Hunt."
EHRLICHMAN said he had "checked
with the President and that Colson should
tell William Bittman that there would be
clemency," the summary said. Bittman
is Hunt's attorney.
Dean told the investigators he heard
that story from Colson and later discussed
it with the President.
The summary on Dean's closed-door
statements quoted him as saying he has
a tape of a conversation between Hunt
and Colson in which Hunt asked for
money. Dean reportedly received a mes-
sage from Hunt in which the convicted
conspirator said he wanted $72,000 for
living expenses and $50,000 for legal fees
"or Hunt would have things to say about
the seamy things he did for Ehrlichman
while he was at the White House."
THE SUMMARY said Dean relayed the
message to Ehrlichman who told him to
call former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell.
On March 21 or 22 Ehrlichman asked
See DEAN, Page 9

man saw.
THE PAINTING'S condition was de-
scribed as undamaged, but the scroll on
THE MYSTERY PERSON, who identi- which the picture was mounted had been
fied himself as an Ann Arbor resident, badly creased. According to museum per-
refused to remain at the museum after sonnel, the painting will have to be re-
returning the scroll, according to Holmes. mounted, a process which could take up
"He claimed he had other business," the to a year and a half.
curator said. Because of Saturday's robbery the Uni-
Holmes also mentioned that the man was versity has already tightened security
within the museum. Closer surveillance
very persistent about requesting the return techniques are currently being employed
of his money. Holmes has asked the and further changes will be studied in the
University administration for the funds, near future.

Nixon sign
WASHINGTON t'- Soviet leader
Leonid Brezhnev and President Nixon
resumed their summit talks yesterday
on a mote of co-operation and peaceful
coexistence between the U.S.S.R. and
the U.S.
Brezhnev begin the day with Nixon at
the State Departmsent, where they at-
tended a ceremonial signing of four
agreements between the two govern-
ments. The treaties, prepared in ad-
vance of the conference, include:
-.CONTNINU'TIfN tt.'trotg 1979 of
ehet;n e of gradtte st'dents, re-
seat- 'her, lnet g teaches, perfsrts-
ing atitts and ifi-i" man-'sines;
-- oint std if the tcea- witt em-
ptt-as is n the -' It:t-cr a"d musse-tenta
tsf the a e'an''. crstt and ftcasting ftis
-Expansdaty the ex.hang of i n
ard DetI dep"ty".sattant se 't ary at
agriculttre, sci I the S ieta were par-
ttl-rly interested its U.S. achieve-
tments in livestock sciences, whsite thie
Russians may have available g e r to
plasm that would help develop new
varieties of plants in the United States.
See U.S., Page 9

SOVIET LEADER Leonid Brezhnev looks like he's celebrated a bit too long after signing agreements yesterday to pro-
mote the exchange of information and experts in the fields of agriculture, oceanography, and transportation. President
Nixon, ever his straight and sober self, looks on in amusement.

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