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Friday, July 20, 1973

THE SUMMER DAILY

Fraudulent cal
raises ope of
tape disclosure

Lucky lottery
If the Lord helps those who help them-
selves, then the Michigan state lottery
helps those who need it most. Once again
a poor soul on the down and out has won
$2110001. Paul Deyerle, a 56 year-old re-
tiree on a disability pension hit the jack-
pot yesterday. This week's winning num-
hers were 850 and 928.
Maoras boy
ATLANTIC CITY - Aside from their
entre publicized results, the Watergate
hearings have succeeded in bringing
some families closer together. The par-
ents of chief Watergate prosecutor Sam
Dash say they have changed their sched-
ules just to watch their boy on television.
"We don't leave for our stroll on the
boardwalk until Senator Sam bangs down
his gavel for the noon recess," Ms. Dash
reports. "And you can bet we're back in
front of the set when the afternoon ses-
sion starts." Sam calls home frequently
and asks, "Hoaw am I doing mom?" "I
tell him he's doing fine," she adds.
Happenings...
Hall . - the various fairs will continue
for the third day today . . . at the Angell
Mall O bservatory at 9:06 p.m. star gazers
can hear Dr. H. D. Ailer speaking on
quasars. A film of the Apollo 17 flight will
follow ... the Artists and Craftsmen Guild
will perform chamber music at the Union
Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. . . Lighthouse
the new coffee house will be open tonite
and Saturday from 8:00-11:30. It is in the
basement of the First Presbyterian Church
an Washtenaw Avenue.
A2's weather
The party's over according to the
gnomes at the weather service. Rain and
Thundershowers should be widespread to-
day. Highs will be itt the-low os.

WASHINGTON /P -The Senate Water-
gate investigation took a bizzare turn yes-
terday when the chairman announced that
he had been told President Nixon would
release tapes of his White House conver-
sations, then discovered it was all a hoax.
Sen. Sam Ervin (D-N.C.) made the an-
nouncement at the start of a committee
session, then took the microphone minutes
later to say he had been the victi'm of a
fraud.
ERVIN FIRST said he got word from
Secretary of the Treasury George Shultz
that the President had agreed to release
relevant tape recordings.
He said he found out later from thl'
White House that no such decision had
been made.
"I think it's the unanimous opinion of
this committee that this was a right dirty
trick," Ervin added, using a phrase often
repeated at the hearings about 1972 cam-
paign tactics.
THE HOAX CALLER who successfully
posed as Shultz said the President had de-
cided to supply tape recordings of his own
conversations with past committee wit-
nesses.
The caller also told Ervin that Nixon
would meet with him next week.
The relay of such a message through
Shultz would have been logical, since Nix-
on had the secretary of the treasury send
the committee word Tuesday that he was
invoking executive privilege to bar Secret
Service testimony about the tape record-
ings.
ERVIN SAID he was called to the tele-
phone just before the committee's noon
recess, and advised that Shultz was on the
line.
"I assumed it was he," said Ervin. It
was not.
After the initial announcement, commit-
tee aides checked with Leonard Garment,
the acting White House counsel, "who pro-
fessed ignorance of any matters of that
kind," Ervin said.
ERVIN SAID he then got the real Shultz
on the telephone, and Shultz denied making
the call.
The incident was the more curious in
that Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) noted
the fake call came in on a confidential
telephone in the Senate committee room.
"It would have been helpful if we
could have found a secure telephone,"
Baker said.
". SOME PEOPLE think the telephone
is the instrument of the devil anyhow,"
Ervin said.
See TELEPHONE, Page 9

WATERGATE STAR Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) gets ready to make some od
fashioned ice cream. The senator claims he specializes in blueberry and chocolate
chip.
Plamondon trial9
under way;state,
winestestifies
W- -n- -

By DAVID STOLL
Special To The Daily
CADILLAC-The prosecution opened -its
case yesterday against Rainbow People's
Party (RPP) members Pun Plamondon
and Craig Blazier, amid strong indications
that the two chief witnesses for the state
would contradict each other on crucial
points of testimony.
Uwe Wagner, an admitted drug dealer,
stuck to his earlier testimony that Pla-
mondon and Blazier threatened him with
weapons and stole his personal belong-
ings last January, in connection with an
alleged marijuana transaction.
HE CLAIMS THE duo was trying to
collect $3,000 owed them for marijuana.
The incident took place in Wagner's home
just south of Traverse City.
Asked to comment on Wagner's state-

ment, the other state's witness Bruce
Peterson said, "I wish tIetiuld sit in thsere
and laugh." Peterson lived with Wagner at
the time of the incident but now -sha-es
quarters with the Rainbow People.
Peterson indicated he will also 'tick
to his prior sworn testimony that he saw
no weapons, heard no direct threats of
bodily injury, and that Wagner voluntarily
relinquished his belongings as security
on his debt.
"THERE WERE NO threats of violence.
It was not our (marijuana deal) and we
were only trying to help others collect
the money Wagner owed them," RPPl
spokesman David Fenton said. He did not
name the others involved.
Wagner testified that Blazier told hint
"the best thing you can do is sit down and-
See PROSECUTION, Page 9

LEGISLATIVE ACTION NEEDED
Regents meet, iscuss budget
By REBECCA WARNER crease over the Senate's recommended Fleming said, it could be held up indefi-
In a calm, expeditious meeting yester- appropriation to the University. nitely.
day the Beard of Regents discussed state
budget issues and eard a proposal for The new figure came after Fleming FLEMING REPORTED that Governor
bcudget isusan earda propoalor complained to a House subcommittee that William Milliken has ruled out at least
encouragement of technical innovation in the Senate's provision for salary increases until next year the possibility of state aid
Voicing increased pessimism over the was inadequate. The Senate, however, to help the University cover costs incur-
status of this yedr's legislative alocations must still approve a House-Senate com- red by the new residency requirements.
to the University, President Robben Flem- promise bill' The Regents are expected to postpone
ing and Vice President for State Relations "This could be cleared up next week approval of a new tuition rate until the
and Planning Fedele Fauri reported on or it could stay up there for a long time," state appropriation gets a final okay. A
financial developments in Lansing. Fleming remarked. "Everyone seems to special Regents meeting or telephone vote
THE HOUSE has passed a bill authoriz- think the legislature's going home after will probably be held to decide on the new
ing funding for the state's colleges and next week no matter what" If the total rate schedule.
Universities including a $14 million in- budget is not worked out next week, See REGENTS, Page 10

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