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ichigan. Daily

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 32-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, June 21, 1974

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Israeli planes raid guerrilla
targets near Lebanese cities

Hail to the chief
Well-wishers greet President Nixon upon his arrival at the White House after a t0-day Middle East tour. The
spent yesterday on preparations for his Moscow summit me eting after assuring Congressional leaders he mad
ret deals in the Middle East. Senator Hugh Scott (R-Pa.) told reporters Nixon said the U. S. "will give noe
ment to any country in acquiring nuclear weapons."
Jaworski asks Hitgh Court
to deny documents to Nix,

-By The Associated Press
Israeli planes attacked Palestin-
ian guerrilla targets near the
major Lebanese cities of Tyre and
Sidon yesterday. A guerrilla spokes-
man said 27 Palestinian refugees
were killed and 94 wounded.
"Now we are facing a war of an-
nihilation by Israel, which was in-
stigated by Nixon, that false hero
of peace," Zohair Mohsen of the
Syrian-backed Saika guerrillas told
a Beirut news conference.
HE SAID THE statement issued in
Jerusalem Monday by President Nixon
and Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin "sig-
naled the green light for the barbaric
raids against innocent civilians."
He was referring to a clause in the
U.S-Israeli communique saying every
nation has a duty to abstain "from or-
ganioing or encouraging irregular forces
or armed bands including mercenaries
from incursion into the territory of an- ,
other state."
The bomb and rocket raids were the
fourth in three days of retaliation for
last week's Palestinian terrorist attack
on the Israeli settlement of Shamir in
which three women were killed. The
raids were delayed "stil President Nixon
left the Middle East on Monday.
THE LEBANESE government appeal-
ed by radio for "urgent blood donations
of all types." The Red Crescent, the
Palestinian guerrilla equivalent of the
AP Photo Red Cross, sought for Arab and inter-
national help to rescue men, women and
children buried in the rubble.
The Lebanese government hospital in
President Sidon, 25 miles south of Beirut, reported
e no sec- receiving 40 casualties from the raid and
encourage- a refugee camp hospital at Ein Al Hil-
weh outside the city said it received
eight killed and 43 wounded.
Reports from Tyre, 51 miles south of
Beirut, were sketchy
AT THE Ein Al Hilweb camp, weeping
children watched their parents dig fran-
tically into the debris for bodies or
pieces of furniture. More than 100 houses
in that largest refugee camp in Lebanon
were damaged in the air strikes.
S "We had been expecting something,"
said Aziza Abmed, a refugee housewife
unrestricted at Ein Al Hilweh. "But for God's sake,
eedings and what could we do? We have no shelters
and no real means of defense."
One bomb victim told reporters: "Tell
-related de- the Israelis we will never give up. They
ary Commit- may kill us, but we will never let them
a President live in peace in Palestine."
ne tax negli- THE ISRAELI command claimed its
embers said pilots took "all possible measures' to
te the Presi- avoid innocent casualties, and that all
targets "were definitely identified as
sadpof military installations of the terrorist
ssaid proof organizations" Among them it listed a
d to an for command post of the Popular Front for
y the cim- the Liberation of Palestine-General
e eom-it Command, the group which claimed re-
end of its sponsibility for the Shamir attack.
The Tel Aviv command said other tar-
ed the five gets were a terrorist headquarters, a
the Internal central garage for guerrilla vehicles, an
ion with un- operations unit directing infiltrators
eral income through the border, bunkers and various
other military posts.
But Israeli military sources said that
said Nixon some targets were inside the refugee
e tha $4M- camps and that the Palestinians were en-
f limitations dangering their own safety by harboring
sment made Guerrilla defenders fired antiaircraft
npaid taxes missiles at the planes but scored no hits,
ive per cent an Israeli command spokesman said. He
added that all aircraft returned safely.

WASIINGTON (l)-Special prosecutor
Leon Jaworski asked the Supreme Court
yesterday to deny the White House ac-
cess to material that led a grand jury
to implicate President Nixon in the
Watergate cover-up.
The request for the material was made
by White House lawyer James St. Clair
Wednesday, adding to the legal struggle
now going on in the high court between
the President and the special prosecutor.
IN THE DOCUMENT, Jaworski said
publicly for the first time that "it is far
from certain that an incumbent Presi-
dent is. immune to indictment."
Previously, the prosecutor had put the
emphasis differently: that legal doubt in
the question made it imprudent for the
grand jury to indict Nixon. It was that
which led to the jury's voting 19 to 0 to
name Nixon a co-conspirator, but not to
indict him.
In his brief, St. Clair had said: "The
grand jury was attempting to substitute
the impeachment proceedings before the
douse Judiciary Committee for that of
a trial in district court. The grand jury
was attempting to charge the President

with a crime but using a different forum
for the trial."
THE HIGH COURT is to receive briefs
from both sides today on two main ques-
tions: Whether the President has the
right to withhold 64 conversations on tape
from the prosecutor on grounds of execu-
tive privilege and whether the grand
jury overstepped its authority in naming
the President.
Jaworski told the court: "This court
is called upon to decide only the ques-
tion of constitutional power, not the
evidentiary basis for the grand jury's
He called the grand jury's action on
the President "merely incidental to its
indictment of seven other persons in
this case and he was not the focus or
target of its action."
BESIDES, Jaworski said, the President
can argue about the grand jury's evi-
dence before the impeachment inquiry.
He said St. Clair had made "a bald
charge of insufficient evidence" leading
to the grand jury's findings and asked:.
"The opinion of any lawyer that the
evidence against his client is not per-
suasive cannot be accepted as a suffi-

cient reason for granting
access to grand jury proc
IN ANOTHER Watergate
velopment, the House Judici
tee learned yesterday tha
Nixon was assessed an incon
gence penalty, but most mu
they heard nothing to indicat
dent guilty of tax fraud.
However, several member
of fraud might not be ne
Nixon's tax troubles to lea
peachable offense finding b
mittee, which is nearing tht
evidence gathering.
Several members confirm
per cent penalty imposed by
Revenue Service in connecti
derpayment of Nixon's fed(
taxes for 1969-72.
underpaid his taxes by mor
000 for 1969-72, the statute o
has run out for 1969.
According to the IRS asses
public last April, Nixon's u
for 1970-72 totaled $284,707. F
of that would be $14,235.

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