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Tuesday, August 6, 1974

Nixon admits to House proposes tighter security
withholding info measures for impeachment vote

(Continued frot Page 1)
Ile continued:
"Although I recognized that
these presented potential prob-
lems, I did not inform my staff
or my counsel of it, or those ar-
guing my case, nor did I amend
my submission to the Judiciary
Committee in order to include
and reflect it. At the time, I did
not realize the extent of the
implications which these con-
versations might now appear
to have. As a resolt, those argu-
ing my case, as well as those
passing pndgment on the case,
did so with information that
was incomnlete and in some re-
spects erroneous."
IN AN April television ad-
dress, Nixon stated that White
Hoise-edited transcripts of Wat-
ergate conversations, then be-
ing made public, contained all
relevant information regarding
his role in the matter. He said
he listened to two of the June 23
tapes "shortly after that, in
Nixon, who has been secluded
for more than a week listening
to the 64 tapes which he must
surrender under the Supreme
Court order, said in his state-
"My review of the additional
tapes has, so far, shown no oth-
er major inconsistencies with
what I have previously submit-
ted. While I have no way at
this stage of being certain that
there will not be others, I have
no reason to believe that there
will be. In any case, the tapes

in their entirety are now in the
process of being furnished to
J'tdge Sirica."
Nixon said, "I realize that
this additional material I am
now furnishing may further
damage my case, especially be-
cat<se attention will be drawn
seovrately to it rather than to
the evidence in its entirety."
THE PRESIDENT in this con-
nection urged "that two points
be borne in mind:"
-The CIA informed the FBI
its operations would not be com-
promised by a full investigation
and that on July 6, 1972, "when
I called Mr. Gray acting FBI
Director L. Patrick Gray III,
and when he expressed concern
abot improper attempts to lim-
it his investigation, as the re-
cord shows, I told him to press
ahead vigorously with his in-
vestigation - which he did."
-"The second point I would
urge is that the evidence be
looked at in its entirety, and
the events be looked at in per-
spective. Whatever mistakes I
made in the handling of Water-
gate, the basic truth remains
that when all the facts were
brought to my attention I in-
sisted on a full investigation and
prosecution of those guilty.
"I am firmly convinced that
the record, in its entirety, does
not justify the extreme step of
impeachment and removal of a
President. I trust that as the
constitutional process goes for-
ward, this perspective will pre-

(Continued from Pag* 3)
drawn is still to be determined.
ONE PROPOSAL under con-
sideration is for twice-daily
sweeps of the immediate vicin-
ity of the House chamber by
police, security agents and dogs
trained to sniff out explosives.
Installation of electronic sur-
veillance devices in the tunnels
connecting the Capitol with
house office buildings began
months before the impeachment
proceedings were contemplated.
These are expected to be in
full use.
There would be no shuttling of
groups of tourists in and out of
the public galleries overlooking
the chamber.
THE PRESS section would be

expanded to accommodate a
portion of the expected huge in-
flux of media representatives.
In the remaining gallery space,
some seats would be reserved
for the executive and the diplo-
matic corps,- while the rest
would be allotted to - guests of
representatives and senators,
each of whom would be restrict-
ed to one ticket.
Ordinary press and other me-
dia credentials would be sus-
pended for the duration and a
limited number of special passes
issued. The correspondents' and
photographers' committees who
oversee the use of the press,
radio-television, periodical and
photographers working galleries
are drafting plans to allocate
the passes.
Officials said threatening let-

ters and messages peaked dur-
ing and after the broadcast pro-
ceedings of the House Judiciary
"Some are no doubt crank
letters, but how can you tell?"
one official commented.
Already there have been sev-
eral searches of particular areas
of the Capitol complex because
of bomb threats.
The special security measures
are expected to go into effect a
few days before the scheduled
start of the impeachment de-
bate, Aug. 19. The debate is
scheduled to conclude Aug. 29.
If a Senate trial results from
the House action, officials said,
similar security measures un-
doubtedly will be imposed on
that side of the Capitol.


All the Candidates Are Talking on the Issues
Has a Record of Action
on the Issues

As Environmental Advisor in the 1970 Democratic campaign for Governor,
Peter Eckstein developed proposals to ban all hard pesticides and to sue
Dow Chemical Company for its water pollution. While serving on the Board
of Directors of the Ann Arbor Ecology Center in 1972 he worked on
proposals for recycling through neighborhood pickup service. In 1974 he
assisted a group of air pollution victims in Howell to present their case for
the first time before the Air Pollution Control Commission.
In 1972 Peter Eckstein headed the Democratic Party's statewide campaign
to replace the flat-rate income tax with a graduated income tax. In 1973
he helped write the proposed constitutional amendment to repeal the sales
tax on food and drugs, and in 1974 he headed the local petition drive to
place sales tax relief on the November ballot. These actions and others led
the Michigan Daily to label him "the obvious Democratic candidate for
State Senator."
In 1971 and 1972 Peter Eckstein played a key role in drafting and advo-
cating the "Better Education-Sound Taxation" plan for school finance,
which was unanimously adopted by the Michigan Democratic Party. The
plan would eliminate residential property taxes for the school and guar-
antee and adequate education in every school district, supported through
state income taxes.
Peter Eckstein has developed imaginative new proposals for public financ-
ing of political campaigns. In the course of his own campaign for State
Senator he has voluntarily made a full disclosure both of his tax returns
and the sources of his campaign funds.
As Co-Chair of the Democratic Subcommittee on Education and Finance,
Peter Eckstein in 1973 introduced amendments to the state platform call-
ing for the elimination of racial and sexual stereotypes from textbooks.
Peter Eckstein has often picketed for the farmworkers' cause, and in 1973
he organized the reception for Cesar Chavez that raised $1,300 for the
United Farm Workers.

Next time you see
someone polluting,
point it out.
It's a spewing smokestack. It's litter
In the streets. It's a river where fish
can't live.
You know what pollution is.
But not everyone does.
So the next time you see pollution,
don't close your eyes to it.
Write a letter. Make a call. Point it
out to someone who can do something
about it.
People start pollution. People can stop it.
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