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.fPage Ten


Tuesday, June 26, .1973,

Page Ten THE SUMMER DAILY Tuesday, June 26, 1973

(Cotinued from Pag- 1}
not realize or appreciate at any
time the implications of his in-
Others had pointed to Dean as
a key member of the conspiracy
to hide official involvement. as
the conveyor of executive clem-.
ency offers, and as a raiser of
funds to keep the Watergate de-
fendants silent.
Dean's version, essentially, was
that he did not know about
the June 17 Watergate
burglary in advance-that he was
in the center of cover-up activi-
ties but did nothing without con-
currence of H. R. Haldeman, the
President's chief of staff and
John Ehrlichman, his principal
aide for domestic affairs.
DEAN HAD immunity from
prosecution for any self-incrim-
inating statements he made-but
not for evidence developed in-

cites Nixon's cover-up role

His story was one of trying to
get the White House to admit the
truth and that he told the Presi-
"I thought it' was time for sur-
gery on the cancer itself and that
all those involved must stand up
and account for themselves and
that the President himself get
out in front on this matter."
BUT, HE SAID, Nixon did not
understand. Eventually, he said,
Haldeman and Ehrlichman real-
ized "I was not playing ball . . .
could present a serious problem
to them," and he saw they were
interested most in protecting
He said the two presidential
aides evolved a plan to have
John Mitchell take the blame and
by mid-April "the theory that
had been discussed . . . was be-
coming the policy: 'if Mitchell
takes the rap the public will
have a high level person and be

Sheriff institutes
new jail services

C(onsi i cI froan tge,
and four inmate rehabilitation
workers, two of whom are ex-
inmates themselves. 'he pro-
gram is uniqce, according to
Postill, in that "the inmate ser-
vice workers and Wasson have a
relationship with every inmate.
They are available for daily
counselling to whoever wants to
talk to them."
"The whole program is geared
toward release into the com-
muaity," according to Reno, and
human services are utilized to
give the inmates more opportun-
ity to feel a part of the com-
AT 'TilE PRESENT time Alco-
holics Anonymous and Ozone
House are doing alcohol and drug
counselling at the jail upon re-
quest. Other community talents
may be utilized in programs that
are planned for the future in-
cluding educational opportunities.
Presently the jail holds classes
for lon' security inmates covering
topics from reading skills to the
legal system. Expansion of class-
room facilities and curriculum is
planned with the help of more
teachers frot all areas of in-
Another educational opportun-

ity that has opened up for in-
mates is the Study Release Pro-
gram. At this time three Wash-
tenaw County inmates partici-
pate by attending. classes at the
University, Eastern Michigan
University, and Washtenaw Com-
munity College during the day.
and returning to the jail facility
in the evening.
THE MEDICAL care program
begun at the jail is "one of the
best in the county," according to
Reno. Before it was started
"people died in here due to lack"
of medical care,' she says.
Over fifty per cent of the jails
in this county lack any kind of
medical care at all. The Wash-
tenaw jail at the present time
has a doctor in the jail for one
hour every day and on call at all
times. Postill also has plans for
employing a dentist soon.
According to Postill, his goal is
to obtain a new jail building that
will eliminate some of the prob-
lems that the present "cramped
hole" facility on Ann St. causes.
A NEW JAIL is still in the
planning stage, but in the mean-
time Postill and his administra-
tion are devoting their energy to
making the present one liveable
for the inmates.

satisfied and the matter will
It took Dean nearly six hours to
read his statement and question-
ing by the senators was put off
until today, the thirteenth day
of the hearings.
Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler
said Nixon was being kept in-
formed of Dean's testimony, but
would have no comment this
Dean said Nixon told him on
Feb. 27 that his chief aides,
Haldeman and Ehrlichman,
"were principals in the matter."
The former White House lawyer
said vigorous efforts were under-
taken to hide White House ties
to the break-in and named the
chief participants as:
Haldeman, Ehrlichman, former
Atty. Gen. John Mitchell; former
Asst. Atty. Gen. Robert Mardian;
campaign deputy director Jeb
Stuart Magruder; and , former
White House aide Charles Col-
HE SAID he also briefed then
Atty. Gen. Richard Kleindienst
and Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry Peter-
sen about Gordon Liddy's role in
the niretapping, almost three
moths before Liddy was in-
dicted. Liddy eventually was one
of the seven men convicted of
conspiracy, burglary and wire-
tapping in the June 17, 1972, entry
at the Watergate office building.
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vance and free of interruption by
committee questioning.
Dean insisted he did not know
specifically about the Watergate
break-in before it happened, but
that he sat in on meetings with
Mitchell, Magruder and Liddy
when bizarre forms of political
espionage were discussed.
DEAN SAID Haldeman and
Ehrlichman directed the exten-
sive cover-up activities, including
efforts to sidetrack a congres-
sional investigation, destroy evi-
dence, tailor the testimony of
principals and blame the Central
Intelligence Agency for all that
had happened.
At a meeting March 13, Dean
said, Nixon told him that Colson
had discussed an offer of execu-
tive clemency for E. Howard
Hunt, aiother of the Watergate
Dean said he told Nixon about
money demands being made by
the Watergate defendants and
that there was no money to pay.
"HE ASKED me how much it
would cost," Dean said. "I told
him that I ciuld only make an

estimate, that it might be as
high as a million dollars or more.
"He told me that that was no
problem and he also looked over
at Haldeman and repeated the
same statement."
Dean said he felt all along that
Nixon did not seem to under-
stand the implications of the
cover-up going on and "I did not
know if he realized that he him-
self could be getting involved in
an obstruction of justice situation
by having promised clemency to
ON MARCH 21, Dean said he
talked with Nixon. "What I had
hoped to do in this conversation
was to have the President tell
me that we had to end the
matter-now," Dean said.
"I began by telling the Presi-
dent that there was a cancer
growing on the presidency and
that if the cancer was not re-
moved that the President himself
would be killed by it. I also told
him that it was important that
this cancer be removed imme-
diately because it was growing
more deadly every day."

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