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Page Ten

THE SUMMER DAILY

Liddy

Dean

Mircneii

magruuer

Mitchell con tradicts

(Continued from Page i
Still, the apparent contradic-
tions in testimonv brought to
light by the former attorney gen-
eral's remarks were the most
significant pieces of information
to come out of yesterday's hear-
ing.
They included:
" WATERGATE APPROVAL,:
Magruder testified Ist month
that Mitchell approved the wire-
tapping of Democratic offices in
the Watergate bilding at a met
ing March 3. 197?, in Key Bi
cavne. Fla. "Mr. Mitchell ngrrd
to anprove the project," Ma-
grader swire. "It was seifical-
ly apsroval for initi entry io
Democratic National Committee
headquarters in Washintotn . '
Magruder said Mitchell asthor
ized soending $250,000 for this and
oher wiretaps
Mitchell sat vestedayts'he n
tually disappr-ed the project,
and that Magrder either misun-
derstood him or disobeed sisn
orders. When Magruder present
ed the wiretapping plan, Mitchell
said he replied. "This again? We
don't need this. I'm tired of hear-
ing about it. let's not discuss it
again."
* CAMPAIGN DECISIONS:
Mitchell swore to the Senate Ju-
diciary Committee March 14,
1972, that he had "no re-election
campaign responsibiilties."
At that time Sen. Edward Ken
nedy (D-Mass )asked, "Do vo
r e m e m b e r what Republican
Party responsibilities you had
prior to March 1?" (the date he
quit the Justice Department
"I DO NOT have and did not
hae any responsibilities and
have no party responsibiilties
now, senator," Mitchell swore.
Q.No re-election campaign re-
sponsibilities?
A. Not as yet. I hope to.
YESTERDAY, HOWEVER, Mit-
chell said he approved major
campaign decisions, including
budget decisions. Sen. Herman
Talmadge (D-Ga.) said this con-
Ike clan split
on Watergate
LONDON s') - Julie Nixon
Eisenhower continued to stand
by her Dad last night, as she
told British Broadcasting Corp.
watchers that the President will
speak out when the Watergate
furor hlis quieted.
But mutiny came from the
ranks, in the person of her pre-
viously loyal husband David Eis-
enhower, who said Nixon should
"lay it all down now" to clear
any smirch from the office of the
presidency.
Apparently the Eisenhowers
are able to live with their dif-
ference of opinion- since no fur-
ther argument ensued.
However, when a viewer said
it looked like Nixon was "hiding
behind his daughter's skirts,"
Julie looked angry.
She replied in an even tone,
"If you examined your heart
you'd have a lot of sympathy for
my father in this position."

flirted with Mitchell's previous
testimony.
Mitchell said it did not, that he
had denied only having responsi-
bilities within the Republican
Party, as distinct from the Presi-
dent's re-election campaign.
Talmadge remained uncon-
vinced. "If I can understand the
English language correctly -.
ine or the other statement is in
error," Talmadge said.
! WIRETAPPING D I S C U S-
SIONS: In a Watergate civil suit
last Sept. 5, Mitchell said he
heard nothitg about surveillance
of Democratic Party headquar-
ters while he was campaign di-
rector. But yesterday he said
there were such discussions. The
question, Mitchell insisted, was
put in a nrrow context in Sep-
temnber dealing with the security
group at the Committee for the
Re-election of the President.
He said he had not Seen asked
the right question.
* WIRETAP LOGS: Magruder
testified that after telephone bugs
were installed inside the Water-
gate May 27, 1972, that he showed
Mitchell logs of wiretapped tele-
phone conversations and photo-
granhs and rifled documents,
photos that also showed hands
wearing rubber gloves holding
the docments.
Magruder said Mitchell was un-
haps with the poor quality of the
intellinence. "He simply indi-
cated that this was not satisfac-
tort and it was worthless and
not worth the money that had
been said for it," Magruder tes-
tified.
Mitchell said vesterday he re-
celled Magruder's t e s t i an y
quite vividly.
"It is a palpable, damnable
lie," he said.
s ISESTRU(TION OF EVI-
DENCE: Magrder testified that
on Jne 19, two days after five
men were arrested inside the
Watermte, "it was generally
conclded" at a meeting in Mit-
chell's anartment that wiretap
lons shold be destroyed. Mit-
chell flatly contradicted this.
"There was no discussion of de-
struction of documents at that
meeting," he said.
s HUSH MONEY: Dean testi-
fied that in Mitchell's office on
the afternoon of June 28, 1972,
"Mit-hell asked me to get the
apnr,,-al of White Hose chief of
stfIf H R. Haldeman and presi-
dential adviser John Ehrlichman
to use Mr. Herbert Kalmbach to
raise the necessary money" for
navment to silence the Watergate
defendants.
Mitchell denied it. "There was
no such meeting. I made no such
reqest. To my recollection I
have never made such a re-
quest." Mitchell swore. He said
he had been in New York that
day and didn't return to Wash-
ington until 5:30 in the afternoon.
0 WHITE H O U S E MONEY:
Dean testified that Mitchell call-
ed him during the first week of
December 1972, and asked him
to get Haldeman's approval to
use money from a $350,000 fund

of campaign cash controlled by
Haldeman. He said Mitchell
wanted to use the money "to take
care of the demands that were
being made by Watergate con-
spirator E. Howard Hunt and
others for money."
Mitchell denied it. "That's ab-
solutely untrue, so far as I'm
concerned."
0 HUNT BLACKMAIL: Dean
swore that Hunt had tried to
blackmail the White House for
money. At a meeting March 22,
1973. he said, Ehrlichman asked
Mitchell "whether Hunt's money
problem had been taken care of.
Mitchell said he didn't think it
was a problem any more."
Mitchell again denied it. "I
wouldn't have known on the 22nd
of March whether Mr. Hunt had
been taken care of or hadn't been
taken care of," he testified.

self
0 CLEMENCY: Mitchell, al-
though he said he knew Magruder
had lied to the Watergate grand
jury, denied offering Magruder
executive clemency to keep up
the false story this Spring.
Magruder swore that Mitchell
told him March 27, 1973, after
Watergate burglar James Mc-
Cord's story had exploded into
print, "that I should hold, that
he would take care of things,
that everything would be taken
care of." Magruder was asked,
"Did you nention executive
clemency?" He replied, "Yes, I
did."
But, Mitchell said, "I never
promised executive clemency
to anybody." He said he told
Magruder at that meeting "I
thought he was a very outstand-
ing young man and to the extent
I could help him I would be de-
lighted to do so."

LAST TWO DAYS
Wednesday-Thursday

Wednesday, July 11, 1973
John Doe
surgery
outlawed
DETROIT (UPI) - A three-
judge panel of the Wayne County
Circuit Court yesterday outlaw-
ed psychosurgery on state men-
tal patients to try to alter their
violent behavior.
The decision came in a case
involving a 37-year-old former
mental patient who was accused
of killing and raping a student
nurse in Kalamazoo State Hos-
pital 18 years ago.
THE MAN, identified only as
John Doe, had been selected for
brain surgery by neurosurgeon
Ernest Rodin.
Doe originally consented to the
surgery but withdrew it when
a lawsuit was started by Ann
Arbor attorney Gabe Kaimowitz
to prevent the operation.
It was believed to be the first
court test in the nation both of
psychosurgery and of the ques-
tion of whether patients and pri-
soners can give informed con-
sent to the procedure.
"MUCH RESEARCH on the
brain is necessary and must be
carried on," the judges said,
"but when it takes the form of
psychosurgery, it cannot be un-
dertaken on involuntarily detain-
ed populations."
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