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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXV, No. 28-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, June 14, 1975 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
x Senate committee finds
no evidence linkinIA
to assassination attempts

W A S H I N G T O N (/) -
The Senate Intelligence Com-
mittee so far has found no evi-
dence linking any U. S. chief
executive with the assassination
of a foreign leader, Committee
Chairman Frank Church, (D-
Idaho), said yesterday.
At the same time, members
of the House Intelligence panel
say they were told sketchy de-
tails of CIA involvement in an
assassination plot against the
late Dominican Republic Presi-
dent Rafael Trujillo, but some
members were uncertain whe-
ther that plot ultimately led to
the dictator's murder.
C H U R C H made his state-
ment after a three-hour session
today with former CIA director
Richard Helms.
"I would have to say that
thus far the committee has
no evidence that would directly
link the CIA involvement in this
kind of activities with the presi-
dent of the United States,"
Church told reporters.
He said Helms, now U. S.
ambassador to Iran, was ques-
tioned closely about "murder
plots," that might have oc-
curred from the late years of
the Eisenhower administration
through the early years of the
Johnson administration.
ONLY ONE of five members
of the House committee inter-
viewed said Thursday that a

very brief report to the panel
last week would support a state-
ment by Rep. James Stanton,
(D-Ohio), that the CIA was in-
volved in the successful assas-
sination of a foreign leader.
Rep. Ronald Dellums, (D-
Calif.), contending that what
the panel was told about the
1961 Trujillo assassination
would support Stanton's state-
ment, said Trujillo's killing
"could be traced to actions that
were taken by the CIA."
He declined to give details,
and Stanton refused to say whe-
ther he knows more than the
committee was told in a secret
session last week or whether
he in fact is referring to the
Trujillo assassination.
TRUJILLO, a long-time dic-
tator of the Dominican Repub-
lic, was shot down by assassins
as he drove outside Santo Do-
mingo. Former CIA agent Phi-
lip Agee, in his book "Inside
the Company," quotes a former
CIA official as saying the agen-
cy was "deeply involved in
planning the assassination,
which was done by Cuban exiles
from Miami using weapons we
sent through a diplomatic
pouch."
But another member of the
House panel, Rep. Michael Har-
rington, (D-Mass.), said that if
Stanton's statement is based on
what the committee was told
See NO, Page 10

FRANK CHURCH (D-IDAHO), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee talks with Rich-
ard Helms, former director of the CIA prior to closed hearings on alleged CIA assassination
plots.
T iland Cmbdia clash in
disputed territorial Waters

BANGKOK, Thailand (P) -
The Thai government ordered
naval and marine reinforce-
ments into disputed waters of
the Gulf of Thailand yesterday
after a sea battle with Cam-
bodian naval forces in which
one Cambodian boat was re-
ported sunk and six Thai ma-
rines were reported wounded.
A clash in the gulf also was
reported between Cambodia and
South Vietnam. U. S. intelli-
gence sources said South Viet-
namese troops occupied Poulo
Wai, a tiny island 60 miles from
both the South Vietnamese and
Cambodian coasts, after a bat-
tle Tuesday night. It was near
Poulo Wai that Cambodian gun-
boats intercepted the American
freighter Mayaguez.
POLICE sources in Bangkok
reported an hour-long duel

Thursday between Thai and
Cambodian gunboats after a
Cambodian gunship captured a
Thai fishing vessel. The sourc-
es said another Thai fishing
boat escaped under fire from
the Cambodians.
It could not be learned whe-
ther the fishing boat was re-
captured.
The battle occurred about 200
miles southeast of Bangkok in
waters claimed by both Thai-
land and Cambodia. Cambodian
boats have captured several
Thai fishing boats in the area
since the Communists took over
the Cambodian government.
They claim that the Thai fish-
ermen are spying for the United
States.
AN UNCONFIRMED account
in a Bangkok newspaper said
a Thai border policeman was

shot and wounded in a 15-min-
ute battle between Thai and
Cambodian soldiers on the bor-
der near Aranyaprathet, 200
miles east of Bangkok. It said
Thai reinforcements were sent
to the area.
Elsewhere in Southeast Asia:
A L A O T I A N government
broadcast charged that an
American woman held in a Vi-
entiane jail for 10 days was "a
CIA spy" who paid Laotian air
force pilots to fly their T28
fighter - bombers to Thailand
as the Communist Pathet Lao
was taking control of the gov-
ernment and the armed forces
last month. The broadcast said
this "shows" that the Ameri-
cans still continue to aggress
and interfere in Laos."

Kissinger, Rabin will
continue peace talks

WASHINGTON (4)--Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger and
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin decided late yesterday to
extend their Middle East peace
talks into the weekend, height-
ening prospects for an early re-
sumption of shuttle diplomacy.
Rabin flew to New York,

Frlday the 13th strikes some
By SUSAN ADES - games of paddle ball today," boasted Acting LSA Dean Billy Frye, who ad-
and ANN MARIE LIPINSKI Schembechler. "He might blame it on mitted he made a concerted effort to
Not only did Burger King have to hold Friday the 13th, but as badly as he got avoid ladders and black cats, seemed al-
the pickles and lettuce yesterday, but beat I don't think he could get away most embarrassed that nothing unusual
the Whoppers and Whalers as well. with it," said Schembechler of his for- befell him.
The ominous evils of Friday the 13th mer star quarterback. "I WISH I could think of something,"
played havoc with the local fast food Franklin was unavailable for com- apologized Frye. "I guess I lead a pretty
factory yesterday afternoon, limiting the ment. dull life, huh?"
King's royal menu to Yumbo's and soft President Robben Fleming also had a On the city scene, Mayor Al Wheeler
drinks for a whopping three hours. tale to tell. En route to graduation exer- confided that "getting out of bed was
PLAGUED by a broken gas main, the cises at the University of Georgia, the only thing that went wrong with me
noon to 3 p.m. operation was forced to Fleming, who was slated to deliver the today."
subsist on the wonders of the modern commencement speech, ran into car City Hall ducked the day's hex too,
microwave which spews only Yumbo's trouble. said Wheeler. "But if anything did go
from its futuristic chambers. "FIRST IN Dayton, Ohio, they had to wrong, he added, "I'd probably be the
Around the University, football coach change our front tire, and then in At- last one to know about it."
Bo Schembechler said he escaped the lanta we had trouble with the electronic C O U N C I L M A N Roger Bertoia,
day's curse unscathed, but disclosed system. We were delayed an hour. when asked if the 13th had slapped him,
that he himself spread a little of the tra- "However, the rest of the day was paused and said, "My kids came home
ditional black magic, very nice and I was graced by Southern from camp today . . . but that's jst a
"I BEAT Dennis Franklin in five hospitality," he said, fact."

where he will be joined Sunday
by Kissinger.
"ONE HAS to be always
hopeful," Rabin said as he left
Blair House after a 45-minute
session with the secretary of
state.
Kissinger told a handful of
newsmen that this was now "a
relaxed time" in the Middle
East negotiating process. His
optimism comes with a pick-up
of momentum that sources said
is likely to return him to the
Middle East next month if dif-
ferences between Israel and
Egypt can be narrowed further.
Rabin had planned to stop in
New York to attend a dinner
tonight giv'en by American Jew-
ish organizations and to appear
on CBS's "Face the Nation" to-
morrow.
AT A DINNER given Thurs-
day night by Israeli ambassa-
dor Simcha Dinitz, Kissinger
said the period of diplomatic
stalemate "is drawing to a
close."
He told Rabin: "We could
not live with ourselves if we
had impaired the well-being and
security of Israel."
Rabin, evidently reassured
during his summit sessions with
President Ford, remarked: "I
am glad that there is no need
for Israel to do something which
does not go along with the in-
terests of the United States."
See KISSINGER, Page 9

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