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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, June 13, 1974

Page Ti en

Conflict cloaks Kissinger bugging role

Kissinger's future as secretary
of state could hinge on how
deeply he was involved in 17
wiretaps that ended three
years ago but still haunt him at
the height of his diplomatic tri-
The fact that 13 government
officials and four reporters
were bugged between 1969 and
1971 is not in dispute.
AT THE CENTER of the con-
troversy that led him to threat-
en to resign is the question of
whether he directly ordered the
wire-tapping, was an enthusias-
tic participant or passively
Judge a ters
(cantlnued from Pate 1)
William Merrill, an assistant
special prosecutor who had
argued against separating Ehr-
lichman's trial from the others,
called it "a change in circum-
From the comments in court
it appeared likely the judge will
delay the start of the trial,
originally scheduled next Mon-
das, for a week or two to give
Ehrlichman's lawyers a chance
to go through the papers.
in a position where we will be
able to go ahead with all the
defendlnts at one', fiesell
sad. Ic said today s confer-
ence would he to see whether
see ral remaining issues can
be resolved
Btu-zhardt's affidasit, filed by
the special prosecutor yester-
day along with a motion for
G;esell to reconsider Tuesday's
decision, appeared to satisfy
the judge that legal require-
mnents for prosecution informa-
tion to a defendant had been
Meanwhile, in another Water-
gate-related development, Presi-
dential Counselor Dean Burch
called upon the House Judiciary
Committee yesterday to "clean
its own house" over leaks to
the news media.

complied with the judgment of
the attorney general and the
director of the FBI.
Kissinger told an - emotional
news conference in Salzburg,
Austria, on Tuesday that his
"office" supplied the names of
individuals to the FBI. He
claimed essentially the same
depersonalized role last Septem-
ber in confirmation testimony
to the Senate Foreign Relations
However, an FBI report dat-
ed May 13, 1973, as quoted yes-
terday by the Washington Post,
said: "It appears that the pro-
ject of placing electronic su-
Vice President Gerald Ford
also said news leaks about the
role of Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger in national security
wiretaps "is a very strong
argument for open hearings."
IF THE committee does not
hold open hearings voluntarily,
Ford said, "I think the public
ought to rise up and demand
Blurch said "it would be a
tragedy, a calamity" if Kissin-
ger resigned from office. Ford
described such action as "catas-
trophic "
Kissinger said on Tuesday
that he would quit unless he is
cleared of allegations of lying
about the wiretaps.
lord and Burch appeared at
a question-and-answer session
with reporters in the office of
White House Communications
Chief Kenneth Clawson.
BURCH SAID that House Ju-
diciary Committee Chairman
Peter Rodino (D-N.J.) "seems
to have lost control" of the im-
peachment inquiry and the
judiciary members.
Rodino, apparently angered
by the latest leaks from his
committee, scheduled a closed
meeting of committee Demo-
cra1 to follow the day's pre-
sentation of evidence.

veillance at the request of the edged at a news conference that
White House had its beginning the 17 taps had been instituted
in a telephone call to Mr. J. Ed- "in an effort to pinpoint re-
gar Hoover (the late FBI direc- sponsibility for leaks of highly
tor) on May 9, 1969, from Dr. - sensitive and classified infor-
Henry A. Kissinger." mation, which, in the opinion
AND HOOVER, according to of those conducting our foreign
a Knight newspaper story last policy, were compromising the
weekend, quoted Kissinger in nation's effectiveness in nego-
a memorandum as saying: tiations and other dealings with
"Keep up the investigation and foreign powers."
if you find somebody, we will That same day, Kissinger told
destroy them." The New York Times in an in-
Kissinger said at Salzburg terview that he had seen sum-
that he could not recall the re- maries from several wiretaps
mark. placed in 1969 and 1974. But he
In a letter to the committee said he had not asked that they
chairman, Sen. William Ful- be installed nor had he specific-
bright (D-Ark.), without refer- ally approved them in advance.
ring to any specific "leaked" AS PRESIDENT Nixon's na-
documents Kissinger said he tional security adviser, Kissing-
had explained apparent discrep- er said he had conferred once
ancies to members of the com- or twice early in 1969 with
mittee. "The innuendos which Hoover and told the FBI direc-
now imply that new evidence tor of his "very great concern"
contradicting my testimony has that national security informa-
come to light are without foun- tion be fully safeguarded.
dation," he wrote. On May 29, Kissinger ack-
KISSINGER was first drawn nowledged that his "office" had
into the bugging dispute 13 supplied names of some of the
months ago. members of the National Secur-
William Ruckelshaus, then ity Council to the FBI begin-
acting FBI director, acknowl- ning in 1969 to wiretap their
Throngs hail Nixon
iniulned from v-i-:3 MORE CROWDS turned out at
M O M E N T S L A T E R, dusk to see Nixon travel agait
Sadat sounded a hard line on by motorcade to his meeting
the Palestinian issue, telling with Sadat in Al Tahra Palace.
Nixon the "real cause" of trou- As he left the Kubbeh Palace,
ble in the Middle East was ag- trumpets blared and an escort
gression by Israel against the of two dozen blue-helmeted and
Palestinian nation, white-coated motorcycle police
Saying he wanted to be can- flanked his black limousine and
did to avoid misunderstandings five jeeploads of riot police.
in the future, Sadat declared All day long, the crowds
there was "no other solution, no were friendly and warm -
other road to durable peace" waving, applauding and cheer-
than settlement of the emotional ig.
and political issues concerning TIEY WAVED signs, plar-
the Palestinians ards and hand-painted banners
Presumably the Egyptian praising the visiting American
president was touching on chief executive in both Arabic
some of the issues he and Nixon chiEeit hA
had covered in their opening "Keep it hp, Nixon," one
round of talks. said. Others read: "You have
our confidence," and "God
EGYPTIAN security officers, bless Nixun."
in an estimate relayed byb -
spokespersons with the travel-
ing White House, said more y Offcia Buletin
than two million people had La fficial
thronged the streets to cheer
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shoulder-to-shoulder in an open na aCalendar
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telephones. He described wfre-
taps as "a distasteful thing in
general" and declined to ex-
plain what he meant by his "of-
"I am responsible for what
happens in my office and I
won't give the names of the peo-
ple who did it," he said.
Nixon, Kissinger
knew of taps?
(Continued from Page3)
Haig never identiifed Kissin-
ger or anyone else as the
authority. Neither did he men-
tion the telephone call the day
before between Hoover and
leaks and told Sullivan they
could "ruin the foreign policy
of the United States."
From that time on, Haig per-
iodically would call the FBI and
say, "The White House wants
a tap on so-and-so."
Under strict o r d e r s from
Hoover, the taps remained in
force until Haig or someone else
at the White House ordered
them lifted. The duration of the
taps varied from one month to
21 months in one case.
HOOVER WAS quoted as say-
ing, "The White House request-
ed these taps and they are to
stay on until the White House
asks us to take them off."
H-aig would periodically call
and say, "We don't need them
anymore. They've served the
In his testimony, the Presi-
dent said hoover, Kissinger and
Atty. Gen. John Mitchell de-
termined who was to be tapped
"THOSE wiretapped were se
lected on the basis of access to
the information leaked, mate
rial in security files, and esi
dente that developed as the it
quiry proceeded," Nixon said.
"Information thus obtained,'
he added "was made available
to senior officials responsibl:
for national security matters it
order to curtail further leaks.'

Defense spending slammed

claimed, the military economy
is under no cost pressure since
"they can pay anybody any-
thing they want."
While many assume that
spending on military contracts
such as the Supersonic Trans-
port (SST) creates jobs, An-
derson said such contracts "put
more people out of work."
"For every worker that Sen.
Henry Jackson would have
picked up in Seattle (to work
on the SST), she claimed, two
workers, maybe a policeman
and a teacher, somewhere in
the United States, aren't find-
ing jobs."
report, Michigan suffers to an
exceptional degree from de-
fense spending because of the
state's large automotive and
U clericals
to unionize?
(costinuied from Page 5
until the election is a s n r e
thing, according to its drector.
And even then, Thiry claeis that
MERC may find clericals here
far less enthused about unions
than they now appear.
"A good deal of the activity
at this stage of organizing could
have very little to do with is-
sues or even with unions. It
might have to do with a ;riend
saying, I signed a card, will
you?' - and rather tran ag-
gravate that friend, a person
will agree. It doesn't abligate
themr to do anything.
"But, at the pint where we
think the attention of the em-
playes is on the decision, 'Do I
vote'tole representedor not?'
that's the time to talk about
issues," lhe says.

tourist industries.
Prof. Bruce Russet of Yale,
a major source for the report,
analyzed the effect of military
spending on other industries to
find out, Anderson said, "what
went down when the military
budget went up."
His findings showed that the
produ'ction of durable goods
such as automobiles declined,
as did tourism.
"SO MICHIGAN has doubly
suffered," Anderson s a i d,
"since our two biggest indus-
tries are hardest hit."
Furthermore, Anderson said,
the state's loss of 3,200 jobs per
billion dollars of Pentagdn
spending is "especially intoler-
able when nearly 10 per cent
of Michigan workers can't find
To combat the problem, PIR-
GIM has recommended a $20
billion cut in the military bud-
get, which Anderson predicted
would create at least 65,000 jobs
in Michigan.


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