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Three others also convicted
WASHINGTON (ill'-John Ehrlich-
man, once one of the ranking
F' members of President Nixon's
White House staff, was convicted
yesterday of conspiracy and per-
jury in the Ellsberg break-in case.
Ehrlichman, 49, Nixon's chief
domestic adviser until he resigned
in April, 1973, amid rising Water-
cate scandals, said after the verdict
he had doubted all along he could
et a fair trial in Washington and
said he would appeal.
THE VERDICT made Ehrlichman one
f the most powerful government offi-
Nitls ever convicted of a crime. Interior /
Secretary Albert Fall went to jail for a
yr in 1931 in the Teapot DOme scan-
iOthers of such high rank have been
a rthnezharged in the past but never convicted,
ncluding Nixon's former attorney gen-
ral and re-election campaign manager,
John Mitchell, and former commerce
secretary and campaign fund-raiser
VMaurice Stans, who were acquitted by a
'try in the Robert Vesco case in March.
Former Atty. Gen. Richard Klein-
lienst pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor
'ot his testimony in the ITT case but
y vas given a suspended sentence.
THE JURY convicted Ehrlichman,
Gordon Liddy, Bernard Barker and
Eugenio Martinez of a civil rights
-harge of conspiring to enter the Beverly
Hills, Calif., office of Dr. Lewis Fielding
and examine his files on Daniel Ells-q"
berg, the man who leaked the Pentagon
This count carries a maximum prison AP Photo
sentence of 50 years. Ehrlichman also FORMER PRESIDENTIAL aide John Ehrlichman and his wife, Jean, leave the
was convicted. of three other counts, District of Columbia Court of Appeals after a federal jury convicted him for
Barker (right) with attorney - See EHRLICHMAN, Page 10 his part in the Ellsberg break-in.
By JEFF SORENSEN
The state legislature yesterday over-
whelmingly passed a bill hiking the Uni-
versity's budget nearly $9.3 million over
last year's total.
University officials saiy the large in-
crease means there will likely be no
tuition hike for the '74-'75 academic
terms. 'I don't think there will be a
tuition increase of any kind this year,"
said Fedele Fauri, University vice presi-
dent for state relations and planning.
THE HIGHER Education Bill, which
contains fi g u r e s for the University
budget, was passed 32-2 by the Senate
and 88-I by the House. The total state
education appropriation was $427.5 mil-
lion, with $105.5 million specifically
granted to the University's Ann Arbor
The increases in this year's budget are
slated for salary hikes of at least seven
per cent for all University personnel
and at least a four per cent increase on
all non-salary items, including financial
Fauri s t a t e d that "compensation
(salary) increases will take first pri-
ority" for the additional funds.
GOV. WILLIAM Milliken recommend-
ed last January a $9 million increase in
the University's budget. Last week, the
Senate passed a bill calling for a $8.8
million increase ovetr last year's figure.
Wednesday, the House passed a ver-
sion of the same bill allocating a $9.3
million increase. Thursday, the Senate
rejected the House bill and sent the
measure to a joint Senate-House confer-
ence committee to iron out differences
between the two versions.
The committee's recommendation yes-
terday closely followed the House pro-
posal for the larger $9.3 million increase,
and it was near-unanimously approved
by legislators eager to convene so they
can begin campaigning for the Aug. 6
See STATE, Page 9