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WASHINGTON (AP) - H.R.
Haldeman, whose storied loyalty to
Richard M. Nixon shattered in the
backlash of Watergate, will be paroled
from prison on Dec. 20 after serving 18
months of a four-year sentence for ob-
struction of justice and perjury.
The U.S. Parole Commission set the
release date yesterday, acting on the
recommendation of examiners who in-
terviewed Haldeman at the Lompoc,
Calif., minimum security prison last
The commission had the option of
paroling the former White House chief
of staff aniy time after June 20. There
was no explanation why it did not
release him after he had served the
minimum time since by all reports he
has been a model prisoner.
HALDEMAN entered Lompoc on
June 21 last year after the Supreme
Court refused to accept the appeal of
his Watergate conviction. In a petition
later, he said imprisonment made him
"useless to the world, a burden on
society . . . living a totally wasted life
at this time."
As chief of staff to Nixon in his first
term, and the President's closest con-
fidant, Haldeman wielded enormous
power. But their friendship turned sour
when Nixon refused to pardon
Haldeman as a final presidential act
and when he later alluded to
In his book, "The Ends of Power,"
Haldeman made the final break with
the former President, characterizing
Nixon as being behind the Watergate
cover-up "from Day One." Nixon
ignored the charge in his own memoirs.
Haldeman, now 51, was convicted af-
ter a three-month trial of conspiring to
obstruct justice, obstructing justice and
three counts of perjury. His co-
defendants, John Erlichman and John
Mitchell, were convicted of similar
ALL WERE sentenced by U.S.+Y
District Judge John Sirica to serve 21
to 8 years in prison. After hearing taped
statements of contrition, Sirica cut the
terms to one-to-four.
"I am sorry for what I've done and
for what I've been responsible for, for
& we have them both
at the UNION
what's been the result and the damage
it's caused to many, many people and to
our own governmental system,"
Haldeman told Sirica.
Ehrlichman, the former Nixon
domestic counselor who was convicted
both in the Watergate cover-up and
Ellsberg break-in cases, was released
from the federal prison camp at Saf-
ford, Ariz., on April 27 after also ser-
ving 18 months.
Mitchell began his imprisonment at
the Maxwell, Ala., Air'Force Base a
day after Haldeman surrendered at
Lompoc. But the former attorney
general missed his preliminary parole
interview because he was free at the
time on a medical furlough that kept
him out of prison for five months. The
interview is scheduled for early July.
IN PRISON, Haldeman has worked
seven-hour days, seven days a week as
a lab chemist in the sewage processing
"He is making no contribution to
society or to himself," his lawyers said
in a petition. "He is just trying to exist
and stay out of trouble.. . he has ex-
perienced the indignity, shame, horror,
fear, disgust and all the other over-
whelming emotion that assail a
thinking man who is required to enter
"He has been punished. Society has
had its retribution."
Haldeman's book, completed while
he was at Lompoc, made the best seller
lists. An industry source said he earned
at least a half million dollars in
ZACHARTA, Lebanon (AP) - Ex-
President Suleiman Franjieh, backed
by 20,000 mourners, buried his slain son
yesterday in this northern town after
vowing "revenge in our traditional
style and at the proper time" against
rival Christians. Syrian troops
blanketed the north to head off a ven-
About 20,000 Franjieh followers mar-
ched in the mass funeral for Tony Fran-
jieh, his wife, daughter, and 42 other
supporters. They died Tuesday when
troops of the rival Phalangist Party at-
tacked the nearby town of Ehden in the
worst clash of Christian clans since
Syrian forces crushed the 18-month
Lebanese civil war November 1976.
THE ELDER Franjieh, silver-haired
leader of his own private rightist
militia, walked grim-faced at the head
of the two-mile-long procession. Beside
him was Ealim el Hoss, Lebanon's
In Beirut, meanwhile, the crisis-
plagued government of President Elis
Sarkis faced possible problems on its
southern flank, where Israeli troops
ended a 91-day occupation Tuesday and
turned the border region over to rightist
Christian forces instead of U.N.
The government, fearing a confron-
tation threatened by Palestinian
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vows to take revenge
guerrilla radicals in the south, ordered The march at Zagharta was
the Christians to turn over their ominously quiet, without chants or
positions to U.N. forces and confine other emotional outbursts that mark
themselves to barracks. mourning in the Arab world.
IN NEW YORK, U.N. Secretary- VASEUP Dwihlusekr
General Kurt Waldheim criticized hVANS EQUIPPED with loudspeakers
Israel for its reluctance to turn over the had toured Zagharta and neighboring
border positions to U.N. troops. villages before the funeral, blaring or-
Waldheim's criticism came in a letter ders from Franjieh for his followers to
to Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe maintain strict discipline, but
Dayan, who wrote Waldheim Tuesday promising vengeance.
complaining that "hundreds of As the funeral got underway, Syrian
Palestinian terrorists" have filtered troops stormed the village of Deir el
through U.N. lines into southern Amman. Phalangists sources in Beirut
Lebanon and are secretly moving arms said the Syrians rounded up 15
ibnto the area militiamen suspected of taking part in
Waldheim said he was "surprised by Tuesday's massacre at Enden, 15%2
Dayan's allegatins." However, in a miles to the northwest.
report to the Security Council on the Police said the Syrians fired on the
Israeli withdrawal, he acknowledged town, killing a Lebanese corporal and
U.N. troops were allowing delivery of wounding six militiamen, after residen-
"food, water and medicine to limited ts refused orders to surrender the
on ERA next week
INGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The bying for its passage.
sed Equal Rights Amendment ERA opponents spent nearly an hour
) - turned down in the Illinois yesterday maneuvering to keep the
last week - was revived yester- ERA resolution from being discussed or
or another vote that supporters voted upon. But House Speaker William
ill probablycome next week. Redmond ruled each anti-ERA tactic
a vote of 89 to 77 - exactly the out of order.
n required - the House voted to
an ERA ratification resolution "THE EYES OF the nation are upon
a House committee and put it the 'Land of Lincoln,'" hollered Rep.
the fullHouse. Corneal Davis, who said time is ng
iT WEEK'S vote fell six votes out for nationwide ERA ratification and
of the 107 required to approve the Illinois House should consider it an
But five black lawmakers who emergency measure.
against the ERA to demonstrate The ERA, which would outlaw
anger over an unrelated leader- discrimination based on sex, has been
quabble reportedly have settled approved by 35 states and must be
differences. ratified by three more by March 22,
ois is considered a key state in 1979, to become part of the Constitution.
itification process. It is the only Four of the 35 states which have ratified
trn industrialstate that has not the measure have since rescinded ap-
.d the amendment, and feminists proval, but the validity of that move
snent an estimated $150.000 loh- still is in question.
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