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Friday, July t3, 19~73

-PgeTe TE UMERDAY rilo, ul 1, 97

Godley rejection hit
icuitunue iifr 'im Pae e career service which is charged
Technically action on Godley with carrying out policies under
was "indefinitely postponed" by whatever party it serves."
the committee. But the action White House Deputy Press Sec-
was "tantamount to rejection of retary Gerald Warren, who read
Godley as head of the State De- Nixon's statement, said he did
partment's bureau dealing with not know whether the adminis-
the Far East. tration would take the commit-
Both Godley and Sullivan, who tee's advice and give Godley an-
preceded him as ambassador to other assignment not dealing with
Laos, headed an American oper- Southeast Asia. The spokesman
ation that involved the use of said he did not think Nixon had
Central Intelligence Agency talked to Godley since the com-,
commanders with a clandestine mittee turned him down.
army fighting against a mixture
of Pathet Lao and North Viet-
namese units.
GODLEY and Sullivan also held y
responsibility for determining -
U. S. bombing targets in Laos, in
effect deciding which Laotian vil-
lages should be destroyed. They
conducted the "secret war "in"
Laos before the American public
was informed of U. S. militaryin-
volvement there.
Senate Republican L e a d e r
Hugh Scott (R-Penn.) joined in
the attack on the committees
move. And Secretary of State
William Rogers said the rejection Fuibr1ght
"raised profound questions for a
Outlook bright for
us festival

Ervin Watergate panel

grills Mitchell,

continuedfrorn Page 1)
wih be available at the gate for
any single performance.
Tickets have already gone on
sale across the state. City resi-
dents who want to attend should
purchase their tickets soon, An-
drews sacs, because "once they
go on sate nationally , they may
sell right out."
MEANWHILE, preparation for
the festival appear to be "well
on their way towards comple-
tion," Andretws says. The Rain-
bow Corp is "four months ahead
of where we were last year." at
this date in its organizational ef-
forts. All that remains to be done
is publicity work and ticket sell-
The list of performers to be
featured at the three day festival
September 8, 9, and 10, has been
pretty well finalized and includes
John Lee Hooker, the Johnny
Otis show, Luther Allison, Lucille
Spann, Big Walter Horton, Roose-
velt Sykes, J. B. Hutton and the

Fiwks, Houston Stockhouse with
Joe Will Wilkins and the King
Biscuit Boys, Hound Dog Taylor
and the Houserockers, Freddie
King, Leon Thomas. Homesick
sames, and the Mighty Joe
Yoing Blues Band with Eddie
Taylor, in the blues department;
Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra and
his Arkestra, Yusef Lateff, the
Contemporary Jazz Quartet, the
Revolutionary Ensemble, and In-
finite Sound with Roland Young
and Glen Howard, for jazz; and
also Ray Charles and Count Basie
and his Orchestra.
Tickets are now on sale in Ann
Arbor at Little Things on State
Street, the World Headquarters
Bookstore on Maynard, and the
Michigan Union, and in Ypsilanti
at Ned's Bookstore on Cross
Street. They can also be pur-
chased by mail by addressing
checks or money orders to the
"Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Fes-
tival 1073," P. 0. Box 381, Ann
Arbor, Michigan.

WASHINGTON (' - John Mit-
chell, defending himself against
suggestions that he may have lied
about some aspects of the Water-
gate scandal, said yesterday it
is up to Senate investigators to
decide whether to believe him or
"Anything else I could say
would be self-serving," Mitchell
told the committee as he wound
up nearly three days of testi-
THE FORMER attorney gen-
eral's belief that President Nixon
knew nothing about the Water-
gate cover-up until late March
was echoed by Richard Moore-
a special counsel to the President
-who followed Mitchell to the
The last round of questions for
Mitchell came from committee
counsel Samuel Dash and focused
on allegedly conflicting state
ments the former attorney gen-
eral made under oath in a civil
suit deposition last Sept. 6, an
FBt interview, and in testinony
before the cotmmittee.
"Since you may hoe given
false testimony under oath on
prior occasions is there any rea-
son fr this committee to believe
your testimony," Dash asked.
HE SPECIFIED he was asking
whether Mitchell did or did not
give final approval at Key Bis-
cayne, Fla., to the plan for bur-
glarizing and wiretapping Demo-
cratic Party headquarters in the
Watergate o f f i c e building or
whether he had knowledge or took
part in the cover-up or the pay-
offs of defendants.
"I disagree of course with your
interpretation of those matters,"
said Mitchell. "As far as the de-
termination of this committee, I
think they can judge the testi
mony, my testimony, and make
their conclusions after my ap
pearance here.
"Anything else I could say
would be self-serving."
Dash responded: "It order to
believe your testimony we would
have to disbelieve Mr. Magruder,
Mr. Slten, Mr. McCord, Mr. Reis-
ne, Mr. Stans and in some re-
spects. Mr. ean."
"I DISAGREE violently .
Mitchell said.
Jeb Stuart Magruder, Maurice
Sloan, James McCord, Robert
Reisner, Maurice tSans and Johnt
Dean, all were previous witnesses
who implicated Mitchell in the
planning of the buglary and the
cover-up in some form.
Dash had asked Mitchell if he
lied last year when he swore he
hadn't been briefed about the
Watergate involvement oft G.
Gordon Liddy, when he swore he
didn't know the circumstances of
Liddy's hiring as the re-election
committee's counsel; and when
he told FBI agents that the only
knowledge he had of the Water-
gate break-in was what he had
read in newspapers.
swers were correct in the narrow
frame in which the questions
were asked.
"At that particular time we
weren't volunteering anything,"
he said.
"Do you draw a distinction be-
tween lying and not volunteer-
ing?" Dash asked.
MITCHELL SAID the distinc-
tion depends on the "specifics of
the subject matter."
The refusal to volunteer ex-
tended to the President, too,
Mitchell said.
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I (216) 2E1-60

University figures
approve Senate move

(continieiifrtcom Pae3>)
claimed yesterday that Godley
"enjoyed his frequent airplane
and helicopter trips to combat
Whiting asserted there are "a
number of good men in the For-
eign Service," qualified to fill
Godley's proposed post. He add-
ed; however, "The State Depart-
ment has had so little responsi-
bility in the past few years under
Kissinger's administration of
policy that it doesn't make very
much difference."
One University staff member,
history Prof. Gerald Linderman,
was able to comment on Godley
from a personal perspective. Lin-
derman worked as a U.S. politi-
cal officer in the Congo (now
Zaire) in 1964 and 1965, while
Godley was ambassador.
experience was "on a lower
level" much like Godley's Indo-
china adventure. "That's where
he got his training, you might
say, for Laos." But the Congo
operation, he said, "had humani-
arian aspects I'm not at all
ashamedsto be associated with."
Godley was sent to the Congo
to co-ordinate an American mili-
tary airlift of American and
European hostages of Stanleyville
in the East Congo, where Con-
golese rebels were fighting gov-
ernment forces and South Afri-
can, Belgian, and French mer-
Linderman said the U.S. "tried

to keep its skirts clean of those
(mercenary) forces."
Linderman reimarked, "I know
him, and ie's a very idiosyn-
cratic man."
"Bit that's eight years ago,"
inderian concltded. "I really
wouldn't want to judge Godley at
present on my Congo itemories
of him."
He added, however, that al-
though he used to think Godley's
decisions in Laos were complete-
ly controlled by superiors in
Washington, he is now "close to
be persuaded that Godley wielded
a lot of power in Laos, and per-
haps event co-ordinated bombing
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and others' involvement in the
Watergate affair, Mitchell said,
he would have told the story
"chapter and verse."
the 22nd witness in the six weeks
of hearings, only the second still
on the presidential payroll, said
it was "crystal clear" to him at
a March 20 meeting that Nixon
knew nothing about White House
involvement in Wateragte.
On March 20, he said, Mean
told him that E. Howard Hunt-
one of the seven convicted Water-
gate conspirators-was asking a
large sum of money.
"I came to the conclision in
my own mind that the President
could not be aware of the things
Dean told me, let alone Hunt's

blackmail scheme," Moore said.
"IT SEEMED crystal clear to
me that he (Nixon) knew noth-
ing that was inconsistent with his
previously stated position thtat
the White House was not involved
in the Watergate affair before or
after the event."
Moore said lie asked Det:i if
he had told the Presideit and
said Dean told him he had not
"I asked if he knew whether
anyone else had. He said he
didn't think so," Moore added.
HOWEVER, Moore's testimony
was punctured by repeated fail-
ures to offer clear recollections
of numerous meetings and con-
verations. On certain questions
concerning the cover-up he ap-
peared unable to recollect any-
thing at all.

Nixon, Ervin agree
to discuss papers

(Contanued trom Pate t
avail himself of the promised op-
portunity to confer with the Pres-
ident in the hope that we might
work out some reconciliation of
these two divergent opinions."
The committee had asked the
White House to provide it with
all papers relevant to the activi-
ties of any White House employe
involved in the 1972 campaign.
the documents in a letter dated
July 6 in which he cited "the
indispensable principle of the
confidentiality of presidential
Yesterday committee members
endorced a letter from Ervin to
the President asking for a meet-
ing between "representatives of
this comnittee and its staff" and
"you and vour staff" to try to
stave off "the very grave pos-
sibility of a fmndamental con-
stitutional confrontation between
the Congress and the presi-
That letter went to the White
House with a personal note from
Ervin saying he would attempt
to telephone the President around
WARREN said the President
agreed to accept the call from
Ervin "notwithstanding the differ-
ences between the two branches
of government."

among the specific documents
committee members sought in
their broad request were:
* Daily news summaries pre-
pared for the President and on
which ousted White House coun-
sel John Dean said that, Nixon
often wrote marginal comments;
* Notes taken by former White
Hoose chief of staff H. R. Halde-
man at meetings between the
President and Dean;
* Briefing papers and docu-
ments used to prepare the Presi-
dent for news conferences;
* The files . of Dean, Halde-
usan and former domestic affairs
i-iser John Ehrlichman that
pertain to the Watergate affair.
Pressure for Nixon to meet
with the committee as well as to
sioly the documents increased
after Dean's week-long testimony
in which he alleged Nixon knew
of and participated in the effort
to covier ip the Watergate scan-
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