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   Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - May 16, 1973, Casa Grande, Arizona                                DEPT OF L ARCHIVES 31J73 CAPITOL FKQENIXy A2 8500 D Dean Target of White House Attack WASHINGTON AP The White House contended today that fired counsel John W Dean III bears sole respon sibility for a postWatergate in vestigation on President Nixons behalf that was described as inadequate Press secretary Ronald L Ziegler said Dean ousted April 30 was clearly in Charge of an inquiry Nixon ordered following the burglary of Democratic National Committee headquarters here last June 17 He said all subsequent statements by Nixon and others that no one in the White House was involved in the Watergate affair resulted directly from the work of Dean and his staff Responding to questions Ziegler said Nixon did not personally instruct his former counsel to undertake the in vestigation nor did he receive a personal report from Dean on his findings prior to making an Aug 29 statement that no one then employed at the White House was involved in Watergate The White House spokesman said Nixons directive for the Dean in vestigation was relayed to the counsel by unnamed members of the senior White House staff He said Deans findings were conveyed to former presidential assistant John D Ehrlichman and perhaps others who relayed them in oralform to Nixon Ziegler said that on the basis of what is now known There was a certain inadequacy to the materials provided by Dean and his office Asked if Dean had indeed conducted an investigation or had merely pretended to do so Ziegler said there was no question in the minds of any top White House staff members thatthe inquiry was underway Ziegler said orders for the inquiry were clearly communicated to the counsels office and that was his responsibility In another development the White House acknowledged that President Nixon personally approved wiretapping of more than a dozen national Security Council and Pentagon aides beginning in 1969 Names of the aides were not disclosed but the New York Times said they in cluded Daniel I Davidson Anthony Lake and Winston former aides of presidential adviser Henry A Kissinger Kissinger has said he knew of the taps Sen Barry Gold water urged Nixon earlier in the day to start making moves in the direction of leadership and Sen Stuart Symington said Nixons chief aides tried to obstruct justice by hiding the Watergate affair under a CIA umbrella Testimony before the Senate Armed Services committee indicates the ploy didnt work because the CIA refused to go along But convicted conspirator James W McCord says he believes the White House tried to use the cover anyway It is not easy for me to say this about my country or my said Goldwater the 1964 Republican presidential nominee but 1 think the time has come when someone mustsay to both of them lets get going Goldwater said we are witnessing the loss of confidence in Americas ability to govern we are watching the price of gold go to disastrous heights having an equally bad effect upon our stock market have a far greater responsibility to our children and 1 might say to our selves than to allow the sordid Watergate to wash out all concepts of the continued in a statement GRANDE JUDGED ARIZONAS BEST NONDAILY NEWSPAPER PATCH CASA GRANDE ARIZONA 85222 WEDNESDAY MAY 16 1973 10C Per Copy VOL L In Shadow of Vesco Affair SEC Chief Resigns Pool Fun Preview Frolicking in one of Casa Grandes two municipal swimming pools will begin Sunday with a oneday opening David White city parks and recreation director said La Grande pool will open to the public from 1 to 7 that day then close until the Memorial Day weekend according to White It will be closed Friday the then open Saturday from 10 to noon and from 1 to 7 Sunday from 1 to 7 and Monday from 10 to noon and from 1 to 7 La Grande will close again until June 1 when regular summer hours of 10 to noon and 1 to 7 will be maintained except on Sunday when only af ternoon hours will be observed White said the Peart Park pool will open June 8 and that lessions will be conducted at both pools Lessons schedules will be announced later Several youngsters got sneak previews above during Park Fiesta Day Saturday What to Do Jurors Indict Temperature Soars In Troubled Sky lab Four CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP One temperature reading inside the troubled Skylab space station shot to 150 degrees today as the space agency pondered whether to rocket three astronauts up to the lab to unroll a curtainlike device to shield the craft from the searing rays of the sun At least one of the astronauts would have to take a space walk to install the alumunized cur tain which would be about 12 feet by 40 feet in size Training required for the tricky task could delay the planned Sunday launching of the Skylab 1 astronauts The sun shade is the option receiving the most attention from experts who are coping with what to do about the high temperatures that presently make the orbiting laboratory uninhabitable They say the high readings which have risen steadily since the craft was launched Monday are the main barrier to sending astronauts Charles Conrad Dr Joseph P Kerwin and Paul Weitz into space Sunday to link upwith the 85ton lab Mission Control reported today that throughout the night radio commands frequently shifted the altitude of the Skylab so that different areas were exposed to the sun This helped stabilize the average temperature in the main workshop cabin at about 110 degrees a spokesman said But one sensor in a scientific airlock section sent a reading of 150 degrees Temperatures on the outside sunlit surface remained at a rather high 250 to 300 the spokesman reported The problem resulted when protective thermal paint was stripped from the spacecraft during a launching mishap Specialists considered an abbreviated inspection mission that would involve a flyaround of the station to photograph and evaluate problem areas followed possibly by a docking and brief onboard inspection But officials are now more inclined to take the sun shield up and install it if possible If not the flyaround mission would be an alternative and the astronauts would attempt to determine could be made for the later Skylab 2 and 3 crews If the decision is made to carry the shield aloft officials said the launching might be delayed from Sunday until Friday May 25 to allow for training in the space walk and other procedures A decision on what to do and when and if to launch may not come until Saturday reported William C Schneider Skylab program director The count down on the astronauts Saturn IB rocket continued on schedule in case the green light is given for Sunday Conrad Kerwin and Weitz are involved in the decisionmaking process If we could cover 30 to 40 per cent of the affected spacecraft area on the side facing the sun it would solve the flight controller Don Puddy told newsmen Tuesday night The space agency seemed to beleaning more to having the Skylab 1 crew install a shade rather than merely do a fly around mission to assess the problem for the Skylab 2 and 3 crews who would inhabit the station later in the year if troubles were corrected 75 Remain in Running For Police Chief Job Fifteen applicants have been selected from an initial field of about 70 for consideration as Casa Grandes next chief of police City Manager David Kincanon said today Hoping lo have the new chief on duty here by June 15 Kincanon selected the top 15 candidates following Mondays deadline for receiving applications and scheduled a Tuesday meeting for an oral which will pare the list to three or four names The board was formed to provide input to the City Council and staff members from experts in law enforcement and police per sonnel work in Arizona Kincanon said Board members will determine the technical qualifications for the job and study the selected applications to recommend the finalists Members of the oral review board are Chief Carl Needham of the Department of Public Safely Maj Clarence Dupnik of the Tucson Police Department Tempe Police Chief Arthur Fairbanks and Kincanon Ultimate responsibility for hiring and ef fecting other personnel changes within the policedepartment rests with the city manager Kincanon said extensive background checks and personal interviews will be made of the final three or four candidates during the week after the oral review board meeting Kincanon said and the new chief chosen about June 1 He added that council members would aid in conducting the interviews Thirty applications for the job were received after acting chief James Green resigned April 16 The 40some applications received after Green resigned as permanent chief last spring were also considered for the current opening the city manager said 1 feel that we got a good substantial response We have some firstrate applicants and once the job is filled I feel we can become the best overall police department in the Kincanon said He declined to identify the applicants under consideration but said 13 of the 15 are from Arizona The new chief will not be promoted from within the department he added Two Department of Public Safety officers Capt Philip L Morgan and Sgt John Cozad have been serving as acting chief and acting assistant chief respectively since April 23 A Casa Grande man was among four personsindicted on felony charges Monday by the Final County grand jury Ernest Martinez 26 of E Date was indicted on a charge of attempting to pass a forged check Court records show that Martinez was arrested by Casa Grande police after he attempted to pass a check for at Prettymans Market 930 E Florence on April 19 The check was written on the Valley National Bank account of Edith Beasley Martinez is currently free on bond Two other persons were in dicted on drug and marijuana possession charges following their separate arrests by High way Patrolmen Jim Vasser 38 of Phoenix is free on bond and faces a charge of possession of dangerous drugs He was arrested by Department of Public Safety officers April 19 on Interstate 10 about 15 miles south of Picacho Patrolmen confiscated one rnilliliter of amphetemines and several pills of undetermined substance Also indicted was Thomas Charles Dean 22 of Rockford on a charge of possession of marijuana for sale Dean in custody in Final County jail pleaded innocent to the charge and Superior Court Judge McBryde set his trail date for July 17 before Mahoney Dean was arrested by High way Patrolmen April 29 on Interstate 10 about eight miles south of Picacho Seventeen bricks or about 30 pounds of marijuana was confiscated patrolmen said The fourth indictment was returned against Fernando Nunez 19yearold Arizona State Prison inmate Nunez was charged with aggravated assault on Joseph D Rockholt a prison guard in a disturbance last Feb 21 Nunez is sening terms of 45 to 75 years for seconddegree murder and of five to 10 years for assault with a deadly weapon according to the prison He was sentenced in Yuma County and received at the prison in October 1971 Arraignments of Martinez Vasser and Nunez were con tinued to next week WASHINGTON AP Chairman G Bradford Cook of the Securities and Exchange Commission today announced his resignation In a letter to President Nixon Cook said I deeply regret having to tender my resignation as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission but in light of unfortunate cir cumstances now prevailing I Dollar Appears Stronger LONDON AP steam out of the gold buying rush MI Europe today at least temporarily The dollar oegan to recover In London and Zurich the two 73ior tfold markets the metal was down between and an ounce in afternoon trading Gold also dropped in Paris and Milan The metal closed at an ounce in both London and Zurich on Tuesday It was selling at in London and in Zurich in afternoon trading today The dollar improved on foreign exchange markets in London Paris Frankfurt Milan Zurich and elsewhere The dollar had apparently become such an irresistible bargain that those who bought gold in the last few days Continued on Page 8 Prices on Rise believe it is best to do Cook named SEC chairman by Nixon only a few months ago has been criticized for his handling of a report of a cash contribution to the Nixon 1972 campaign by Robert L Vesco who has been under in vestigation by the SEC Cook turned 36 last Thursday and was one of the youngest chairmen in history of the SEC He testified earlier this week at a closeddoor hearing before a Senate committee on the Vesco matter The nature of the testimony was not disclosed Cooks resignation is certain to affect Wall Street in view of the fact he has been at the forefront of moves to reform the countrys securities markets to create a single central market svstem A federal gra York alkgd pressure fro paign fund raise by itiHing mi cashdonation fri an SEC suit asj New York finan It ha Yesco Nixon Apache Junction Council Meets And Picks Mayor John McAtee became Apache Junctions first mayor after an election by the towns newly formed City Council Tuesday night Attending the first town council meeting were about 15 members of a group that has opposed the towns in corporation according to Councilman Richard Ceder burg The meeting lasted only 15 minutes and was very organized and Cederburg said No other business was conducted during the session held in the Apache Junction JP chambers The meeting was held as scheduled in the face of a recommendation by County Attorney Robert Bean that the Final County Board of Super visors rescind their action of April 30 incorporating the town Bean announced Monday that a check of 133 signatures on the incorporation petition revealed that til were Invalid leaving the number of valid signatures insufficient to attain the necessary twothirds majority of the areas electors Cederburg said the council will meeting Monday and if the issue arises we would question the legality of rescinding their Cederburg added that the council agreed to postpone organizing the town govern ment for a reasonable length of time while Bean studied the signatures We feel that two weeks is a reasonable length of time and anytime after the 21st Mon we plan to begin he stated Cederburg said the next regular council meeting is set for June 19 the third Tuesday of each month i but hinted that Mayor McAlfi Iiil meeting sooinr And whati the to doesrt exist iitfr uiOhtr dr get underlay Werenot planning disincorporalior Pilot Escapes Crash Injury PHOENIX A Scdonn pilot escaped injury today when his plane crashlanded at ky Harbor Internatiorrai Airport Airport officials the plane piloted by Den Pratt crashed when the landing gear failed function property Damage Pratts plane yas limited to the Sanding gear and propeiier Supply of Gasoline Cut Here By DOUG MELVOLD Dispatch Staff Writer Gasoline widely predicted feared by con sumers and the auto industry alike but not really expected by everyone begun to hit home in Casa Grande The impact yet to be fully realized remains an unknown quantity But for whatever duration with whatever con sequences on the most mobile society in the world as one service station manager told the Dispatch this week We couldnt believe it but its While not all the dozen local outlets surveyed have felt the supply pinch each admitted that an announcement from their suppliers to the effect Sorry but youre being rationed indefinitely beginning today would come as no surprise Our supply hasnt been cut yet but we expect it this af ternoon or tomorrow or the next lamented Jerry Grady whose tire and auto supply firm 809 N Final includes ARCO pumps His comment could express the sentiments of most of Casa Grandes more fortunate dealers For those who have already gotten the word from sup pliers it means closing earlier raising prices cutting down on frills with an eye to possible rationing to customers or closing down completely The citys Texaco and Chevron dealers have taken con serving measures since discovering earlier this month of an unannounced cutback in supply Jess Blackburn whose four Texaco pumps at 219 W 2nd St gushed forth gallons last month said he was notified when his Tucson supplier arrived Monday that his supply was being cut back to Ms quantity of a year ago For May that means gallons nearly gallons below current demand Result prices at Blackburns Texaco went up a cent a gallon to and Monday morning and hours of operation were trimmed to a halfday on Sun days and from a 9 to an 8 dosing hour on weeknights With the current demand Blackburn said gallons would last 15 to 20 days I want to make it last all month even if it means closir g down even more hours If I have to ration my customers to say 10 gallons Ill do it But I hope I wont have to Ive pulled out all my advertising and green stamps whats the sense If you have nothing to sell whats there to advertise People will develop some respect for the service station Americans are too greedy theyll pay a dollar a pack for cigarettes if they have to Someone will have to slow down sometime For instance a lot of people working at the iHecIa mine didnt want to take the bus or form car pools Look at the gas used up by so many driving there by th Blackburn suggested that the affected service sta operators in Casa Grande form an agreement to keep one or two stations here open Sundays all night trading the duty among them This way someone would be open at ail lirnes everyone would make enough to support al with tires and oil changes and have most Sundays off Jerry Bolen assistant manager of A Chevron Serv 4 0 Mxmwt f MATTER how thirsty your car may get this summer some day you may ask fora fillup and find the pump shut off at this reading Casa Grande gasoline dealers have in dicated Better correct that to mean the I0gallon reading because pergallon prices have gone up here nith further increases possible Rationing to retail customers hasnt begun m Casa Grande yef but suppliers of at least two brands already have limited the quantity sold to their service station customers beginning thismonfh   

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