Oakland Tribune, June 7, 1973

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - June 7, 1973, Oakland, California (Tribune A RESPONSIBLE METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER YEAR, NO. 158 THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1973 DAILY, A MONTH Haldeman: 'Dean Never Did Probe' Ex-Aide Porter Says He Gave Admits Perjury Data to Nixon PRESIDENT NIXON AND FBI CHIEF CLARENCE KELLEY Kansas City police chief picked for top Nixon Picks Police Chief to Run Kelley Heads List of 27 WASHINGTON (AP) Clarence M. Kelley. the Kan- sas City police chief likened to comic strip cop Dick Tracy because of a penchant for technology, is President Nix- on's choice for FBI director. Kixon announced today thai Kelley was selected from 27 top candidates. Posing for photographs in his Oval Office with Kelley, a former FBI agent, and Ally. Gen. Elliot L. Richardson, Nixon said that in searching for a permanent replacement fur the late J. Edgar Hoover, "we finally got to '27 names." After Richardson interject- ed that there had been a "very exhaustive search" for a new FBI chief, Nixon said of Kelley, "he was first on the While permitting the silver- haired Kelley to appear brief- ly before newsmen at the White House, Nixon said his nominee would not be able to respond to questions because he faces Senate confirmation hearings. The Washington vStar-News said the appointment of Kel- ley. 61, will bring a restruc- turing of the top level of the FBI by appointment of two FBI veterans to assistant di- rectorships. The newspaper said Roy K. Moore, special agent in charge of tho Jackson, field office, will head operat- ing divisions such as general investigative, special investi- gative and intelligence, while James B. Adams, special agent in charge of the FBI field office in San Antonio, Tex., will head "housekeep- ing" divisions such as train- ing, files and administrative. Kelley, who served 21 years with the FBI before taking over as police chief in 1961. would become the second per- manent director in the investi- gative agency's history. J. Edgar Hoover died 13 months ago after running the FBI for 47 years. HeatWave End in Sight Northern California's cur- rent sizzler is due to break tomorrow as increasing morn- ing and evening coastal clouds- spread into .coastal valleys. High temperatures, (expect- ed to range today from the 70s along the coast to over the century mark east of the Eastbay hills, arc due to cool by about 10 degrees tomor- row. The mercury boiled up to 105 degrees at Pitlsburg yes- terday, 101 at Martinez, 100-at Walnut Creek, 99 at Liver- more and Danville, 98 at Con- cord, 95 at San Jose, 92 at Hayward, 91 in downtown Oakland, and 81 al the Oak- land Airport. Even in High School FBI's Kelly a 'Chief By RICHARD J. OLIVE KANSAS CITY in high school, Clarence M. Kelley was the "Chief." It wasn't because anybody knew he would become Kan- sas City police chief. It was young Kelley's square-jawed resemblance to an Indian chief's face on popular school note books. And when he entered the FBI in October 1940. there were occasional comparisons to Dick Tracy. At 61, the man nominated by President Nixon to the FBI director still calls to mind the sharp-jaw Tracy profile. Six feet, about 200 pounds, Kelley appears every bit as tough as the comic strip detective. Those close to Kelley agree he also has been a tough administrator, aiming always for efficiency while earning a reputation for compassion and fairness. After 12 years as Kansas- City police chief, he remains a steadying, unemotional fig- ure. He has refused to become embroiled in public controver- sy regarding the police, whether it involved charges of police brutality or the absence of senior black officers. Many blacks here consider Kelley insensitive to their needs, but one black police commissioner credits him with having becoming in- creasingly sympathetic to black demands in very vfla- tile times. He is smooth, choosing )iis words very carefully and is regarded by many a public relations genius. A former member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners recalled Kcl- ley's deep devotion to the FBI, which he left in 1961 to become police chief: "He's always been enthu- siastic about the FBI. We might have been having diffi- culty getting money for cer- tain things and he'd sit back, then pleasurably musing, would say something like, 'The old man Jet us have anything we wanted.' He had a sort of fondness for J. Ed- gar Hoover." Kelley received a bachelor of arts degree from the Uni- See Back Page, Col. 1 WASHINGTON (AP) Former Nixon campaign offi- cial Herbert L. Porter testi- fied today that' he gave the FBI, a grand jury and the first Watergate trial a false account of how went to G. Gordon Liddy. Porter told the Senate Wat- ergate hearings that Jeb Ma- gruder, former deputy direc- tor of the Nixon campaign, asked him to relate the false story about why Liddy, con- victed at the trial, had been given m campaign cash. Porter, a young Californian who was working in his first political campaign, answered "yes" each time when the assistant committee counsel, David M- Dorsen, asked him it he had given the false account to the FBI, the Water- gate federal grand jury and the Watergate trial. Porter said that about 10 days after the June. 17. break-in at Democratic Party headquarters. Magruder called him into a meeting and said Porter's "name had been brought up as someone who could be, was the term he used, counted on in a pinch, a team player." "Mr. Magruder swore to me that neither he nor anyone higher than Liddy at the cam- paign organization or the White House had any involve- ment in the Watergate break- in "He said there is a problem with the money, that Gordon was authorized some money for dirty tricks, nothing ille- gal, but there could be some- thing embarrassing to the President of the United Porter said Magruder then asked: "Can you corroborate a story that the money was for something a bit more legal sounding than dirty tricks "He said 'you were con- cerned about radical elements disrupting the campaign, how See Back Page, Col. 1 800 Employes Of BART Set Priority Problem Hits City Center By BILL MARTIN Tribune Staff Writer The Metropolitan Transpor- tation Commission has given second billing to a freeway project in Oakland on which the success of the million City Center project depends. The commission, which has near veto powers over high- way projects, gave only a second priority to completion of a link between the Grove- Shafter Freeway and Nimitz Freeway because of a dispute over the relocation of about 500 housing units in its path. This was pointed up last night at a meeting of the Alameda County Mayors' Con- ference in Newark, where Ala- meda County Supervisor Jo- seph Bort, chairman of the transportation commission, outlined highlights of a pro- posal which could become law by the end of thf month. The report second lev- el priority to completion of the Grove-Shaftcr Freeway, but promised first priority if the housing relocation prob- lem is resolved by the city. Failure in completing the link by the state highway de- partment, according to Oak- land city officials, would jeop- ardize signing up any major department store to occupy space in Oakland's 15-bIock City Center project. A key portion of that project is direct auto access from the yet uncompleted freeway to the just-started project in downtown Oakland. The hangup involves a dis- pute between a housing advis- ory committee and the slate highway division over the cost of relocation. The advisory committee, made up of various Oakland civic groups, has been holding out for million to cover the relocation cost. The highway department, reportedly, has rejected that large an amount. Oakland Mayor John H. Reading made no mention of the dispute during last night's meeting, but when questioned later did confirm that the" housing relocation problem was the main stumbling block. Reading indicated that he felt the advisory committee might soften its million demand if and when it real- ized the state highway depart- ment would not accept it. The Metropolitan Transpor- tation Commission's relega- tion of. the project to lofler' See Back Page, Col. 8 More than 800 maintenance and clerical personnel of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Dis- trict represented by United Public Employes Local 390. are expected to take a- strike vote late today. They're holding a special meeting at p.m. in the Oakland Main Library's West Auditorium, 14th and Madison streets, Oakland. The strike threat over equalization of pay came as negotiators for BART met with representatives of this union and the Amalgamated Transit Union, which repre- sents about 250 of BART's operating personnel including trainmen and station agents. The district was expected to make proposals to each union today on the explosive .wage equalization issue. It involves employes who have trans- ferred since last July from other Bay Area transit sys- tems whose operations have been affected by the opening of BART. Under a ruling by Arbitra- tor Sam Kagel employes of the other systems had priority to all future BART jobs and that if they chose to come over, would bring their exist- ing pay rates and other bene- fits from such employers as AC Transit, Greyhound Lines, San Francisco Municipal Rail- way and Southern Pacific Co. Paul Varacalli, Local 390 executive secretary, said: "Some of these people, working alongside other per- sonnel, are making as much as or more an hour for doing the same work. All of our members have said they will tolerate this condition no longer." There has been no strike talk among Amalgamated Transit Union members, most of whom transferred from the other systems and are benefit- ting from the higher rates. By JEAN HELLER WASHINGTON (AP) H. R. Haldeman has testified that ousted White House coun- sel John W. Dean III never was asked to investigate the Watergate raid, never made a report and never ,'spoke directly to President Nixon about it until this year." The former White House chief of staff said the Presi- dent's principal source of in- formation about the wiretap- ping last year were reports relayed by himself or John D Ehrlichman, who was Nixon's chief domestic adviser. Nixon said during last year's election campaign that an investigation by Dean had cleared all Administration employes of involvement in the case. Dean denies he ever made a formal report to Nix- on. Haldeman testified last month in a lawsuit brought by Democrats seeking damages for the wiretapping of their Watergate offices last year. A transcript of his deposition was released today. It was the first sworn testi- mony by Haldeman about Watergate to be made public. Haldeman also testified that: He controlled a secret campaign fund, which he said was intended for use in making private campaign polls for the Presi- dent. He had been told about alleged political saboteur Don- ald H. Segretti. But he wouldn't answer questions about his operations because his lawyer claimed they aren't relevant to the Watergate law- suit. He specifically couldn't recall Hugh W. Sloan Jr. tell- ing him that Jeb S. Magruder had asked Sloan to commit perjury. Sloan testified today that he told Haldeman he had been asked to commit perjury at the Watergate trial, but said he didn't mention Magru- der's name. Magruder was deputy director of the Nixon campaign and Sloan was trea- surer. In the deposition. Haldeman indicated that he may have known before the Watergate break-in that political wire- tapping and espionage had been discussed at high-level campaign strategy meetings. In fact, Haldeman says, he may known about the meetings while they were going on. It reportedly was in those meetings, at least two of which were held in the office of then-Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, that the eventual plans which led to the Water- gate burglary were formulat- ed. Haldeman's statement was made in a deposition taken last month in connection with a. civil suit stemming from the Watergate scandal and re- leased today. He said he had no recollec- tion of being told of the meet- ings during the time they See Back Page, Col. 4 An artist's concept shows how Skylab astronauts partially freed jammed solar wing. Charles Conrad, cable over his shoulder, rose to standing position to start the wing, attached to the end of the cable, moving. The inoperative solar panel is designed to provide power to operate the space Skylab Repair Job Is Partial Success SPACE CENTER. Houston Jn a daring, difficult -space two Skylab astro- nauts today partially freed ;i jammed solar panel that could restore nearly full pow- er to their orbit ins laboratory. "We've got the w. IUK out and commander Charles Conrad. Jr. reported from the speeding station after it had been out oE radio contact with Mission Control more than one hour. Conrad and Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin had exited the space station earlier for (he unprec- edented attempt to release the .solar jammed against the .side by a btrip of alumi- num. Because the wing was freed during the -radio blackout, it was not known immediately just how it was done. But Conrad had taken sever- al tools along to do the job when he scrambled across the Prices Rising at 25 Pet. Per Year WASHINGTON (AP) -The wholesale price index, a mea- sure of inflation in the econo- my, took another enormous' jump in May. rising 2.1 per cent incr April, the Labor Department reported today. The index showed wholesale prices increasing at an annual rate of 25.2 per cent. The biggest increases were in the prices of farm products which were up B.l per cent over April. The general in- crease in farm prices followed a decline of .2 per cent in April. The report was more bad economic news for the Nixon administration since it showed prices were not mak- ing the mid-year decline that economists had predicted. Much of the increase in wholesale prices later shows up in retail prices to consum- ers. Inflation at the retail level already has been in- creasing at an annual rale of 8.4 per cent. The seasonally adjusted in- crease in the wholesale price index in May was 2 per cent, which means wholesale prices were increasing at 24 per cent annual rate after seasonal changes had been taken into account. Industrial commodities in (he index increased 1.2 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis, showing that industrial costs also are continuing their unusually high rate of in- crease. One- government economist termed the increase in the May index "horrendous." The Administration has been pre- dicting since the first of the year that prices would begin to off after the big in- creases of the first four months. But the May increase in the wholesale index of 2.1 per cent on an unadjusted basis and 2 per cent on an adjusted basis was the biggest monthly in- crease in years except Jor an increase of 2.3 per cent in March this year. The Labor Department said the May increase in price of farm products resulted large- ly from higher prices for oil seeds, grains, livestock, fresh and dried vegetables, cotton and milk. Wholesale, prices for processed foods and feeds were up .17 per cent in May, almost entirely because of large increases for manufac- tured animal feeds. Increased prices for fuels were blamed for much of the rise in the commodity index and refined petroleum prod- ucts accounted for a major part of the increase in fuels. Prices for metals, lumber See Back Page, Col. 8 roof of the barrel-shaped sta- tion along a makeshift han- drail. Then the commander had to tisc his own muscle to raise the beam that held three pan- els of solar cells intended to convert sunlight to energy to charge batteries in the power- sky space station. He pulled taut a rope that extended from the beam to a point nr .r the open hatch where Kerwin stood by to assist. Conrad then crouched on the side of the station, speed- ing at miles per hour, 270 miles high and placed the rope over his shoulder. As he stood up, the tension on the rope pulled the beam up in a scissors motion. Conrad reported that three 20-foot panels began unfolding as planned but stopped after a few feet. "They're all deployed about evenly, but they seem to have stopped." Conrad said. Mission Control said actua- tors used to extend the panels might be cold and that this might be corrected by orient- ing the-space station to place them directly in sunlight. "You're going to bake them Conrad asked. Mission Control reported that instruments on the ground indicated the sails that had been deployed already were beginning to provide some electricity to the labora- tory's batteries. Conrad and Kerwin began their space walk shortly be- fore noon EDT, climbing through an airlock hatch while attached to 60-foot life- lines that fed air and oxygen to their space suits. The solar wing was freed after quite a struggle by the space walkers. It became apparent almost immediately that without pro- per foot and hand restraints they would have trouble fas- tening down a makeshift han- drail that was to ease Con- rnd's way across the station to the panel. With .Kerwin breathing See Back Page, Col. 5 i On the Inside The A's summer of discon- Other banks raise prime rate, tent. Page 41. Page 13. Where would tour be without Action on death penalty de- Crosby Open? Page 41. layed- Pa9e 17- Dollar continues to improve. Haunted Village' in hills to Page 13. be razed. Page 5. 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