Vol. LXXXIII, No. 6-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 16, T973
Dean asked IAkba
for bugin suspects
Says he wrote, 'fairy tale' reports
By AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Ten days after
the Watergate break-in, John Dean
unsuccessfully asked the , Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA) to pay
the bail and salaries of the men. ar-
rested inside Democratic Party
headquarters, according to deputy
CIA director Lt. Gen. Vernon Wal-
Walters made the disclosure before a
secret session of the Senate Armed Serv-
ices Committee on Monday. Yesterday
Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo.) released
a partial summary of Walters' testimony.
"Clearly there was an attempt to un-
load major responsibility for the Water-
gate bugging and coverup on the CIA,"
According to the testimony, Walters met
with former White House aides H. R. Ilal-
deman, John Ehrlichman, and former FBI'
Director L. Patrick Gray in addition to
Dean within a week after the bugging at-,
tempt last June.
Walters stated he told Dean that spend-
/" ing funds for bail would compromise the
CIA and that he was prepared to resign
rather than implicate the agency.
Meanwhile the former White House
Counsel' says he never wrote a report
clearing everyone in the White House of
involvement in the Watergate affair, but
hid been asked to write some "fairy
Dean was quoted by the Washington
Star-News as saying that "on a couple of
occasions, when I was asked to write some
fairy tales, I drafted one which showed
I thought they were fairy tales and just
had other people speaking for them-
The Senate Watergate committee, ap-
parently satisfied that Dean has crucial
information to share, agreed unanimously
AP Photo yesterday to ask -the courts to grant him
The ultir ate com ic book partial immunity from prosecution for his
testimony before the group.
Mitchell Mendy, an 18 year-old Sacramento, Calif. high school student, displays the The partial immunity, if granted, would
first "Superman" comic book, which he says he paid $1800 for. Mitchell, who has a protect Dean from prosecution for any-
collection of more than 2,000 comics, says he considers the 1938 issue the "ultimate thing he told the committee relating to
comic book." the Watergate case.
John Dean, who tried to get CIA sup-
port for the Watergate defendants.
The committee, scheduled to begin tele-
vised hearings tomorrow, also sought im-
munity for a mystery witness never be-
fore mentioned publicly in connection with
the scandal-Roy Shenpard.
A reliable source indic'ted Sheppard
was a Nixon campaign employe who
hauled away and hid eight cartons of doc-'
uments from the White House office of
F. Howard H'int.
In other Watergate developments:
! Daniel Ellsberg said the FBI knew
he was copying top secret government
documents a f-l year before he released
the Pentagon Papers.
* Convicted Watergate conspirator G.
Gordon Liddy h-s been accised of advis-
ing candidates for office in 1972 of how
to circumvent campaign reporting law.
* Attorney General designate Elliot
Richardson reported that U. S. District
Judge Harold Tyler, his first choice as
independent Watergute prosecutor, has
withdrawn from consideration. Los An-
geles attorney Warren Christopher now
seems the most likely choice.
t Gray told Senate investigators the
FBI never fo'nd links between the Water-
gate wiretapping and the White House.
POLITICAL POWER PLAY:
GOP seeks new ward plan
By GORDON ATCHESON is scheduled for "a hearing on merits" be- radical constituency within the city. The GOP plan divided the student toc
Daily News Analysis fore the county Circuit Court following into several wards effectively negating
political party which draws the city lengthy litigation initiated by prominent THANKS TO a slick campaign and vote much of its strength. The pla t similarly
d boundaries can unnaturally extend Republican John Hathaway. splitting in the liberal community, the chopped up the Model Cities are:. Model
dominance of city hall by gerrymander- A resolution passed by the Republican Republicans now dominate council. Were Cities contains many low income and
opposition voting blocs out of power. majority on City Council compels the City the Circuit Court to kick the plan back minority people who traditionally vote a
he Republicans have taken the first Attorney Jerold Lax to petition the court to council for changes the GOP would liberal ticket.
step towards overturning the present ward
configuration and may well have the op-
portunity to replace it with one of their
TIE CURRENT WARD boundaries plan
to remand the plan to council- for "im-
provements and alterations."
The current plan was a compromise
measure approved by Democratic a n d
HRP council members on the previous
council and tends to favor the liberal-
put together the new plan.
The ward plan the Republicans put
before the old council virtually guaranteed
them three solid wards and a good shot
at a fourth. Now the GOP can claim only
one "sure" ward,
GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, the Re-
publicans undoubtedly would attempt to
institute a similar plan leading to GOP
dominance of council for the next decade.
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