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Wednesday, July 18, 1973

THE SUMMER I~A1LY Wednesday, July 18, 1973

President refuses to release


(Conu i frot Page 1
dential tapes. Separation of pow-
ers would not bar Cox from ob-
taining presidential files since the
prosecutor is part of the execu-
tive branch.
During the committee hearings
yesterday Herbert Kalmbach,
formerly Nixon's personal law-
yer, said he never told the Presi-
dent about his mounting suspi-
cions of scandal surrounding the
Watergate affair.
Kalmbach said he thought it
would be presumptuous of him to
go to the President with what he
termed rumor and sixth-sense
suspicion of wrongdoing.
HE CLAIMED he stopped rais-
ing money for the Watergate de-
fendants late last summer but
said nothing to the President.
Under increasingly persistent
questioning, Kalmbach said again
and again that he first agreed
on June 29, 1972, to raise funds
for Watergate defendants because
it was incomprehensible to him
that White Iouse aides Dean or
John Ehrlichman would ask him
to do anything improper.

Ile returned repeatedly to the_
concept of confidentiality when
asked to explain why the many
covert elements of the fund-
raising and distribution scheme
didn't immediately warn him that
something was wrong.
"DID IT NEVER flicker a
light that there might be trouble
for the President?" asked Sen.
Howard Baker {R-Tenn.) .
"It didn't flicker that there was
trouble in that sense," he said.
"It bothered me; the secrecy
was distasteful to me. But it
never reached the point in my
mind that I felt I should go to
the President.
Nonetheless, Kalmbach said
concern about the secrecy of the
$220,000 operation and news stor-
ies about Watergate caused him
to stop collecting money by early
September 1972.
Meanwhile, former White House
aide Egil Krogh - yesterday re-
fused to tell a House subcommit-
tee what he knows about the
1971 burglary of the office of
Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist.
CHAIRMAN Lucien Nedzi (D-

Mich.) said Krogh refused to an-
swer all questions on grounds of
the Constitution's Fifth Amend-
ment protection against self-
incrimination except for details
on his employment before 1968.
Krogh has publicly taken "full
responsibility" for the Sept. 3,
1971, break-in of Ellsberg's psy-
chiatrist's office as part of a
probe into the Pentagon Papers
Krogh headed the so-called
White House "plumbers" unit set
up to find the source of news
BUT NEDZI said his answer
to all questions on the burglary
and other aspects of alleged at-
tempts to involve the CIA in
Watergate got the same answer
from Krogh:
"Mr. Chairman, I refuse to an-
swer the question on grounds it
might tend to incriminate me."
The flurry of activity yester-
day moved the committee and
the President closer to a con-
stitutional confrontation over
whether a congressional commit-
tee has the power to demand

Rule. change plan condemned

w-mnned from Page :i
two or three weeks.
"The rules will add to the 'de-
corut of the council meetings,"
Fairbanks said. Ile also pointed
out that the Republicans have
seen a need for chunge in coun-
cil procedures for a long time.
discutssed possible alterations in
the council rules during a caucus
session. The measures were prin-
cipally designed by Stephenson
but none of oth;.r GOP council
members raised objections, ac-
cording to Bruce Renner (R-
Fourth Ward).
"These are just good common
sense changes," Benner said.
John McCormick (R-Fifth
Ward) claimed the proposal be-
came necessary because of "the
unstatesman-like conduct of the
HRP and Democratic activists
on council." Several other Re-
publicans alsto agreed that the
Dens and Himans have helped
fuel audience outbursts at coun-
cil meetings.
L A S T M O N T 11 Stephenson
blasted Jerry DeGrieck (HRP-
First W a r d) for provoking
demonstrations aimed at council.
DeGrieck denies all such charges
and termed Stephenson's latest
move "a total joke."
The rules would be completely
unenforceable, according to De-
Grieck. He claimed a definition
of obscene and profane language
could not be established. "I con-
sider the Republican actions on
concil profaneo and obscene"
Stephenson said that under his
guidelines he would have the
power to decide what consti-
tutes obscene or profane lan-
guage. If his judgemnent were
challenged, the decision could be
put to a council vote.

"COUNCIL HAS no right to tell
people when to stand and when
to sit at public meetings," De
Grieck added.
When the changes are present-
ed to council they will probably
be approved thanks to the seven
vote GOP majority. But even the
Republicans apparently question
whether the rules would prevent
a recurrence of meetings like
last week's.
"I don't think the changes
could prevent all outbursts," Ben-
ner said. "If somebody decides
to violate the rules we cannot do
much about it.'
ENFORCEMENT of the rules
and punishment for breaking
them seem to be somewhat
sticky problems at this time.
City Attorney Edwin Pear

points out several of the rules
tend to duplicate statues which
exist in the city's disorderly per-
sons ordinance. Furthermore
Stephenson's proposal s t a t e s
nothing about penalties.
"The penalties for violation
need clarification," Pear said.
He added he will work with the
committee to help iron out these
Ultimately the alterations, if
adopted, may well spark more
demonstrations and profanity
than they prevent
THE PROPOSAL has succeed-
ed in increasing the rift between
the Dem-IIRP council members
and the Republicans, many ob-
servers feel they will probably
do the same to the respective

documents from the executive ment. In my view, as in the view
branch. of previous presidents, its pres-
ON JULY 6, the President ervation is vital."
wrote Ervin that he could not Ervin and Nixon are scheduled
testify before the committee or to meet privately on the contro-
provide it with documents from versy after the President is dis-
White House files because such charged from Bethesda Naval
actions would violate the con- Hospital where he is confined
stitutional doctrine of separation with pneumonia.
of powers. Doctors said he should be wel
He called the doctrine "funda- enough to leave the hospital on
mental to our structure of govern- Friday.
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