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Vol. LXXX I 1, No. 34-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, June 26, 1973 Ten Cents Twelve Pages




Cites Nixon's cover-up role
WASHINGTON (P-John Dean testified yesterday that President Nixon
was involved in the Watergate affair and ignored or failed to understand <,. k: +a.$,<
Dean's repeated warnings about "a cancer growing on the Presidency"
that could destroy Nixon.
Dean's was the first testimony at
the Senate Watergate hearings to
W atergate point directly to presidential in-
volvement in the cover-up of the " "
a a glanCe burglary and bugging of Democratic
party headquarters - the incident -
Here are the major developments: that touched off perhaps the most -
" DEAN: Fired White House Coun- explosive scandal in the history of<ยข
set John Dean testified yesterday to the U.S. government. ..
the Senate Watergate committee that "WHEN THE FACTS come out," Dean 7
President Nixon was deeply involved said as he read a day-long, uninterrupted
in the Watergate affair and ignored recitation of his own complicity, "I hope -
or failed to understand Dean's warn- the President is forgiven."
ings about the "cancer growing on Dean quoted the President as saying he i
the presidency." had personally discussed a clemency offer
Dean quoted Nixon as saying he to one of the Watergate defendants, and: ?:
had personally discussed a clemency said Nixon told him it would be no problem '",- :,- -{}"
offer to one of the Watergate de- to raise up to $1 million in hush money.
fendants; Dean said Nixon told him Last Sept. 15, when seven men were
that the raising of $1 million in "hush indicted for the Watergate break-in, Dean
money" would be no problem, said he received congratulations from the
" COVER-UP: Dean testified that President that the case reached no higher
former Nixon aides H. R. Haldeman than Gordon Liddy, the former legal
and John Ehrlichman directed ex- counsel to the President's re-election and
tensive cover-up activities with the finance committees.
help of former Atty. Gen. John Mit- "I LEFT the meeting with the impres-
chell, former Asst. Atty. Gen. Rob- sion that the President was well aware
ert Mardian, deputy campaign chief of what had been going on regarding the
Jeb Magruder, and formed White success of keeping the White House out
House aide Charles Colson. of the Watergate scandal," Dean said.
"I also had expressed to him my concern
" NO COMMENT: Press Secretary that I was not confident that the cover-
Ronald Ziegler said i San Clemente up could be maintained indefinitely."
that Nixon was following Dean's And after many meetings with the
testimony hut would have no com- President about Watergate this year, Dean
ment for at least a week. said, "it was quite clear that the cover-up
IMPEACH: Late last night, GOP as far as the White House was going to;r:
Congressman Paul McCloskey called continue."
for an immediate inquiry on whether Dean, who was Nixon's official lawyer
Nixon should be impeached, charg- until he was fired April 30, said, however:
ing that the President violated his "IT'S MY HONEST belief that while
oath to uphold the Constitution. the President was involved, that he did AP Photo
See DEAN, Page 10 John Dean and his wife Maureen at yesterday's hearings
E crack-down threate1s'

In a move which could threaten thou-
sands or millions of dollars in federal
grants to the University, the Department
of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)
has warned the administration it must
bring University hiring and employment
practices into compliance with national
anti-discrimination standards.
In a May 4 letter to President Robben
Fleming, HEW criticized the University's
amended affirmative action plan as "de-
ficient" in the problem areas of utilization

salary equity between female and male
employes, nepotism policy, hiring place-
ment, and personnel file review for allevi-
ation of discriminatory practices.
THE HEW LETTER also accused the
University of presenting its employment
data reports in a deceptive manner to
create the impression that affirmative ac-
tion goals had been met.
University Affirmative Action Director
Nellie Varner denied yesterday that the
administration knowingly misrepresented

Varner claimed the University lacked
"availability of utilization analysis" and
was unable to assess its status with regard
to affirmative action goals.
THE GOALS set in 1970 by the Univer-
sity-never accepted by HEW, however-
were themselves "unrealistic," Varner
said. Further, she ,claimed, "We have no
way of knowing what will be acceptable
to HEW."
HEW's May 14 letter required "a de-

specific actions to be taken and time-
tables for implementing each commit-
According to Odessa Fellows, a regional
HEW representative, the University has
been granted until late July to submit
another affirmative action program.
FELLOWS SAID that the University's
contracts would not be withheld "if the
new affirmative action plan, or at least
part of it, is acceptable to the office of
civil rights."

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