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Thursday, June 13, 1974


Fame Three

Source says FBI sent reports to

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Nixon, Kissinger during wiretaps
ASH1NGTON (A>) - President Nixon Hoover ordered that they should be de- 13 government officials and four re- its beginning in a telephone call t
onally received FBI reports on the livered to H. R, Haldeman, then White porters, were placed under surveillance. J. Edgar Hoover on May 9, tw%9,
taps placed on administration offi- House staff chief. In all cases the surveillance involved Dr. Henry A. Kissinger."
and reporters in an effort to trace Haldeman continued getting the FBI tapping their home telephones. In at
s of national security information, reports until the program was termi- least two cases, individual surveillance BUT ON May 10 1969, accordi
iurce familiar with the entire hur- nated in February 1971, also was undertaken. the source, Alexander Haig, then
ance program said yesterday. The source said it never was clear singer's deputy as national securil
t source told The Associated Press edstory Pa 10 whether Kissinger had initiated the wire- viser to Nixon, went to assistant
FBI summaries, signed by J. Edgar ftaps. director William Sullivan, who w
~er, were delivered to the President . The Washington Post yesterday pub- charge of the bureau's internal se
to Henry Kissinger at the White In a statement on May 22, 1973, Nixon lished a memorandum identified as deal- division.
;e. said he authorized the wiretapping in ing with the surveillance program. The According to the source, Haig
an effort to determie the source of memo sent to William Ruckelshaus on for wiretaps to be placed on c
XON AND Kissinger received the leaks of what he described as secret May 13, 1973, when he was acting FBI individuals and said he was acti
mares from the time the wiretap- information that were endangering high- director, said, "It appears that the pro- the request of "high Whitel
program began in May 1969 until ly sensitive diplomatic negotiations. ject of placing electronic surveillance authority."
1970, when according to the source, EVENTUALLY 17 persons, including at the request of the White House had See NIXON, Page 10

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Egypt demands
U.S. effort for
Palestine peace
CAlOI) 1_ More than two million
Egyptians chanted a joyous welcome to
lresident Nixon yesterday as he rode
through the streets of this ancient cap-
ital to inaugurate a new era in American
diplomacy in the Middle East.
Then, amid the poop of a state din-
ner, their president, Anwar Sadat, blunt-
ly told Nixon that the United States must
do more to settle the Palestinian ques-
tion --_"the crux of the whole problem"
in the troubled region.
HE ALSO declared again that Egypt
would fight if necessary to regain terri-
tory now occupied by Israel. "It is in-
evitable for a country like Egypt . . . to
regain its territory either through peace
ful means or by might," Sadat said.
Nixon skirted direct responses to Sa-
dat's challenges, saying "I did not come
with ready-made solutions" to decades-
old problems. They will require "a great
deal of delicate diplomacy on the part of
all parties involved," he said.
The presidents' exchange of toasts at
the dinner, on the grounds of Kubbeh
Palace, injected a tone of political real-
ity into what had been almost a euphoric
mood of celebration on Nixon's arrival
to launch a week-long, five-nation tour
of the Middle East. Their aides had said
talks that began earlier would lay a
strong foundation for peace and future
STEPPING front the jetliner that car-
ried him from Salzburg, Austria, Nixon
had told Sadat: "It is a great day for
both our countries."
At the dinner, Sadat hailed Nixon's
journey as "one of your major achieve-
ments" and said it marks a "manifest
change of emphasis in yours and in
American strategy. We welcome this
change with all its political and psy-
chological significance."
This was a reference to policy shifts
by the Nixon administration which has
led to rapidly improved relations with
once-antagonistic Arab governments such
as Egypt's.
See THRONGS, Page 10

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT Anwar Sadat and President Nixoh drive in an open car through a crowd near the Ciro
airport yesterday. The sign in the background reads, "Nixon, Remember the Palestinians," a theme reiterated by Sadat
during official toasts later in the day. Police and government troops held back the crowd of two million that came
out to watch Nixon ride by on his way to the Kubbeh Palace.
B~~~ a t rl aoS I er
state police subversion unit

State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar-
bor) introduced legislation yesterday to
abolish the Subversive Activities Inves-
tigation (SAID) of the State Police.
Bullard proposed the bill before the
state House because the existence of
SAID is the "complete antithesis of a
democratic society," he explained.
HE CHARGED that SAID, which was
formed in 1951, "collects information on
citizens and terrorized students and pro-
fessors during the 50's and 60's when
it was referred to as the Red Squad
Bullard asked State Police Director
John Plants March 28 for cost-effective-
ness and performance information on
the division but has not yet received a
Plants was unavailable for comment
last night and is the only officer allowed
to discuss the special division.
Complaining about the lack of avail-
able information regarding the police
unit, Bullard noted that the police budget
is scheduled to go before the House
Appropriations Committee in the next
few weeks.
IN JANUARY, after Governor Milliken
asked that the number of undercover
narcotics agents be doubled, Bullard
began his investigation of "secret
"Probably half of them (undercover
agents).are on the take," charged Bul-
lord, referring to alleged police payoffs.

"Secret police tactics invade privacy
and create paranoia," he continued.
Stressing that "Oklahoma abolished
their secret police three years ago"
following an investigation prompted by
public pressure, Bullard discussed a
"nation-wide effort by civil liberty or-
ganizations to stop this secret police
HE ALSO emphasized that "under-
cover agents may be used for political
Bullard likened SAID to the White
House 'Plumbers, the FBI, and the In-

ternal Revenue Service saying, "The
existence of a secret police leads to
Bullard has requested SAID to release
information on the types of arrests they
have made, whether wiretaps are used,
and how many files on citizens are main-
tained, as well as the number of em-
ployes the unit includes and their sal-
He also sponsored a resolution that
would create a special legislative com-
mittee to review surveillance and related
activities of the various state agencies.

Group blames jobless rate on military

with Wire Service Reports
If you work in Michigan and you've
been laid off or you can't find a job, the
blame may lie with the Pentagon.
The Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan (PIRGIM) said yesterday that
the state's unemployment rate would
be cut in half if military spending was
redirected into civilian sectors of the
"EVERY BILLION dollars spent by
the Pentagon costs the national economy
20,000 jobs and 3,200 in Michigan," said
Marion Anderson, legislative director of
the student-supported consumer research

Anderson based her remarks on a re-
port she prepared with the assistance
of professors from Columbia University
and Michigan State University, using
state and federal statistics.
With a budget of $80 billion a year,
Anderson said, the Pentagon is responsi-
ble for about 260,000 of the state's job-
less workers.
SHE CLAIMED the Pentagon's budget
is "an inflationary force within the econ-
omy" and "has acted simultaneously to
depress employment and inflate the cur-
There would be more jobs, Anderson
contended, if the government woul spend
money to hire people to work for Gen-

eral Motors or to build hotels in the
Upper Peninsula, rather than pouring the
money into Boeing or Lockheed.
"The military industry has become ex-
tremely inefficient," Anderson contend-
ed, especially because "lots of very high
salaries are paid to those who do not
produce much of anything or anything
at all.'
FOR EXAMPLE, she said the $80,000
a retired general may receive could be
used to create jobs for eight painters or
construction workers at $10,000 apiece.
In contrast to the military, the civilian
economy includes a vast variety of jobs,
Anderson pointed out. Furthermore, she
See DEFENSE, Page It

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