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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- I'artly cloudy Thursday. IXIMS iu SUs. High Thursday near SO. VOLUMK 92 154 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKIMlt KAP1DS. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNK 12, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, TIMES THRONG CHEERS NIXON Kissinger, Memos At Odds: Papers WASHINGTON (Ul'li Sec- retary of Stale Kissinger's ac- count of his roic in wiretapping of government officials and bureau, "At the request of the! While House, provided highly sensitive wiretap coverage in the interests of national securi-! newsmen is contradicted by a ty" from the spring of I, series of KBI memoranda j early summer 1971 .stretching over Four years, ae- ,5 gc jd House was extremely Concerned over leaks about (lie Arms Limit.lljon WH T i il I- Ihe Washmglon I osl he New York Times and the Boston cmanating said Ihe KBI documents j from thc l "The original request" for nllj lilt' laps, the summary said (Photo mi Piclurv Puge) had been examined by the house judiciary committee as part of its impeachment inqui- ry. Kissinger says he never di- rectly requested wiretaps on telephones of 13 government of- ficials and four newsmen as a result of leaks of sensitive infor- mation in 1969-71. The newspapers said FBI doc- uments showed some of the taps were requested by Kissinger or by his top aide at the time on the National Security Council. Gen. Alexander Haig, now Pres- ident Nixon's chief of staff. Quote Summary The Times and Post both quoted an FBI memorandum came from Kissinger or Haig. It appears thai the placing electronic added, "It project of surveillance at the request of the While House had its begin- ning in a telephone call to Mr. J. Edgar Hoover on May 9, 1969, from Dr. Henry Kissinger." Call to Hoover The Post said it obtained a copy of a memorandum written by FBI chief Hoover to then At- torney General Mitchell, dated May 9, 1969, saying Kissinger had called him that day to com- plain of "an extraordinarily da- maging" news leak. The memo said Kissinger had asked Hoover to use "whatever resources I need to find out who did this." Kissinger testified before Ihe prepared for acting FBI Direc- tor William Ruckelshaus on May 12, 1973, which said foreign relations commit- last year that the taps were 'originated by the President, Hoover and Mitchell and that he simply supplied names of his subordinates who had access to documents figuring in the news leaks. Sadat Conveys Warm Greeting CAIRO (Al'i Hundreds of blared fonh as Nixon arrived thousands of Egyptians gave and American flags were cvery- I'rcsidcnl Nixon a wildly enthu- where in a country thai only a siastic welcome on his arrival few months ago had no diplo- here Wednesday to start a tour.matic relations with the U. S. of the Middle East. land for decades had been close- Nixon arrived from Austria in 'y aligned with Ihe Soviet the broiling 90-degree heat all Union. Ihe Cairo airport and was greet-! an admirer of Nixon ed warmly there by Sectary of Slate Kissinger Sadat, his host for the next 'heir efforts to bring peace days. 11" Hie Mid-East, led his guest down a red carpet and into a special VIP lounge built cspe- Sidc by Side Egyptians Cheer President Nixon's Motorcade in Cairo Teleptiolo Assaulton Demo Parly Platform Hit By Frank Nye A charge that Iowa Democrat- ic leaders are out to emasculate the 1974 "grassroots" program proposed by the party's plat- form committee he heads was Conveyed Requests The Globe and Post cited two Hoover memos dated May 13, 1970, to Mitchell saying Haig conveyed requests from Kis- singer that "as soon as possible a telephone surveillance be i stituted" on the home of tw j members of the National Securi- staff, designated only ty made Wednesday by Richard Bartel of Iowa City. Promising a full-scale fight in sa; support of the "grassroots plat- ds K form" at the Democratic state convention in Ames Saturday, Bartel also accused state parly headquarters with failing to pro- vide his committee "proper staffing and support service which it was led to believe it was entitled to. "In Bartel told The Gazette, "the committee was met with interference, non- cooperation and foot-dragging at every turn by headquarters staff members under the com- mand of Tom Whitney (Demo- cratic stale Reports Disappeared "Most frustrating was when Hoover wrote, according to a photostat of the memo, "A sur- vey has been conducted and it has been determined that the in- stallation of this telephone sur- veillance is feasible. If you ap- prove, this installation will be placed by (his bureau." The Post said Ihe summary prepared for Ruckelshaus said the taps "are full of examples of careless and loose talk about matters being handled in the White House" but that "nothing was found which would indicate that a violation of federal law" had taken place. The Globe said (he two 1970 memos both carried notations Judge Plans Nixon Subpoena Order WASHINGTON (AP) A fed- eral judge says he will issue an order designed to force Pres- ident Nixon to permit John Ehr- lichman full access to While House files for his defense inj the plumbers case. U was not known what action Judge Gerhard Gesell might take, but he has said he is willing to move under federal contempt statutes. Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski Wednesday asked Gesell to reconsider an order delaying Ehrlichman's trial, saying that the White House has determined there is noth- ing relevant in the notes Ehr- lichman left behind. Jaworski attached an affida- vit from White House counsel I. Fred Buzhardt that a new search has disclosed nothing in :he subpoenaed documents 'which bears on the issue of guilt or innocence'' of Ehrlich- man. Gesell on Tuesday delayed Ehrlichman's trial in the case while going ahead with the pros- ecution of three olhers still ac- cused in the 1971 breakin at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psy- chiatrist. The judge said he will con- tinue to press an intensifying struggle Wednesday over refus- forward as to him at a subse- quent date." One lawyer said Gesell might call a hearing at which White House lawyers would have to demonstrate why Nixon should not be held in contempt of Ge- sell's court. Ehrlichman faces other feder- al charges along with six others in a courtroom just down the hall from Gesell's. al by the President to allow the "Heart-lo-Heart" former White House aide and his lawyers access to the files. "Specific Orders" Gesell said he plans to sign "specific orders to enforce the subpoenas in order that appro- priate pre-trial releases of the pertinent documents among Mr. Ehrlichman's While House aapers now in Ihe custody of the President can be accomplished, thus permitting this trial to go the Watergate cover-up U. S. Judge John Sirica In (rial, suggested Wednesday that Ehr- lichman and H. R. Haldeman try "a nice heart-to-heart talk" with Nixon to persuade him to release their personal White House files. Lawyers for the two men have indicated they might subpoena the files which they claim are essential for their defense. Ihe wiretap requests had been President Told Mitchell To Take Fifth, Panel's Transcript Shows In the third day of pre-trial hearings, Sirica suggested "in- stead of going through all the courts, let's do it thc easy way." Sirica cited Ihe President's public praise for his former top aides when they resigned from his staff and suggested that they simply "sit down" with Nixon and tell him that their own per- sonal liberties and freedoms can be jeopardized unless the infor- mation is released. "We're not dealing with men who are strangers to the Pres- Sirica told the lawyers. "Isn't it worth while to try it with Ihe President and see if it Sirica took note of the likeli- hood of a September impeach- ment trial in the senate and said he may move the date of the cover-up trial from Sept. 9 to Sept. 3. Sirica said he hoped Ihe early date would insure the sealing of an unbiased jury. Brief Refused Presidential lawyer James St. jClair also tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to give the house judi- ciary committee the President's response lo allegations he had a Thc two presidents then went by motorcade to Ihe city, stand- (1'hoto on Picture Page) ing side by side in Sadat's open limousine. The motorcade passed large crowds lining the roads chant-; ing, "Nixon! Nixon! Sadat! As the motorcade moved along the crowds grew in size Some of the signs they wavec read "God bless Nixon" "Nixon peacemaker." White House press secretary Ronald Ziegler told newsmen later thai Egyptian security of ficials estimated the crowd of a least two million. However, U. S. officials said the figure was in the hundred; of thousands in their estimation. After a drive of nearly an hour, Nixon and Sadat arrivei at the Kubbah palace where th U.S. Chief Executive will stay In a brief ceremony the two presidents exchanged remarks Sadat, reading his, called Nixon one of the great men am praised his leadership in thc world. "Solid Basis" WASHINGTON (AP) ident Nixon told former Pres- Attor- ney General Mitchell in March, 1973, to "stonewall it, plead the Fifth Amendment" in testifying ton thc Watergaie cover-up, ac- cording to a house judiciary typed committee reports disap- peared, forcing Ihe committee i approved "by Mitchell' to duplicale much of ils own' Transcript "Whether by design or incom-: An excerpt from a petence. the duly constitutedjtial lape recording of Feb. 28.1 According to Ihe committee an investigation of the cover-up that Nixon has said he ordered. The memo says that tha con- versations in both the White House edited transcripts and the sion of the various discussions the Watergate cover-up, of the report lhan appeared Rodlno ,rc- the edited transcripts accep' The transcripts released by cause it was submitted ahead of v J tho cphnHnlo PnHtnr, IIQC laiH Nixon has Nixon saying to the schedule Rodino has laid oul. committee versions "may be in-! Dean, "You as While House, ierpreled to support the John. I asked for alsi- Clair brought Ihe brief to committee transcript of a While sumption that Ihe report, which 1 do not1 c m'enti- plalform committee was poorly! 1973, appeared in newspa- served." ,pcrs. Nixon was quoted as say- Bartel telephoned his in garbled syntax of ment lo The Gazette in reply lojKissingcr and the wiretaps: "1 a story it carried Tuesday. know that. I know that he asked In that story, Richard Bender j that il be done. And I assumed denied an earlier Barlcl chargdihal it was." transcript, the conversation took place on March 22 the day after Nixon has said hc first learned of the cover-up and was deleted from the edited version of the tape released April 30 by Nixon. [never asked Dean to write which is very general, report for the purpose of giving iderstand." him additional facts, but merely! The committee version of the tccpl it, citing a committee rule ,j u i- lhal states Clair will be in- so ,t could be rehed on as an conversation goes ,0 rcspond at thc tondu. mica Ml fha nt'nnf Ililnnr- i cuse in the event things comciwav sion of Ihe presentation of evi- 'unstuck' and the President "Thc middle ground taken needed justification for his inac-would be uh. if you as White' "To take a brief now lion." Mnre Complete counsel. John, uh, on di-! present it to the America and ican pco- section uh, I asked for would not give anything' but Sadat said Nixon's visit "puts relations between our countrie: on a solid basis" after the strains of thc past. As if to give Nixon support in the face of his domestic troubles, Sadat spoke of the ne- cessity for the American Presi- dent to continue in a leadership role. Nixon, speaking without notes, responded by pledging U.S. sup- port for Egypt's economic pro- grams and referred to the prob- lems in the past between Egypt and thc U.S. "For a long time our two na- tions have been through a per- iod of misunderstanding and Nixon said. He added that there are two goals that the U.S. and Egypt need to achieve: "economic progress in all fields for peo- ple in your country and people in this peace that is cially for this trip. Sadat organized a 125-car mo- torcade to show Nixon off to the throng that jammed downtown Cairo and then planned a state dinner for the President, his wife and their party Wednesday night. Egypt's two best-known belly dancers, Nagwa Fouad and So- heir Zaky, headed the floor show for thc dinner. Press reports said Sadat would bestow the Order of the Nile, Egypt's highest-ranking decoration, on Nixon and the Order of Perfection on Mrs. Nixon. Asked about the cost of the welcome, an Egyptian assured (Continued: Page 2, Col. 1.) IRS Denial Of Quotas Challenged WASHINGTON (AP) The Internal Revenue Service chief, Donald Alexander, will be given evidence to support claims and challenge his denial that IRS agents work under a quota sys- tem that punishes leniency, a senate panel spokesman says. Alexander was fo teslify for a second day Wednesday before a senate appropriations subcom- mittee holding hearings on IRS operations. He was asked Tuesday by Chairman Montoya (D-N.M.) if RS had a quota system that put agents under pressure to close a :ertain number of cases and ake in a certain amount of money. "On the allegation that IRS iperates under a quota system, categorically deny that. My jredecessors have publicly re- judiated the use of individual joals and quotas, and I am strongly committed to the poli- cy of prohibiting use of produc- ion statistics in evaluating or iromoting enforcement person- Alexander said. lion delegaics until a him leave office, charging report could be prepared to ac-jhc is being driven out by "in- to a memo quoting the commit- tee transcript. The Associated i Press obtained a copy company it. Denied Charge Despite Kissinger's threat Bender director of a little-known "Containment" I lN trative services al stale Democrat on Ihe house ju-j commitlee headquarters, said the commitlee repealed his; Ult tomm'llu Tansciipl mailing charge was untrue Tuesday night that Kis-j thai "Mr. Bartel knew i, the way (imm un'ruc- I itflligiblei. Even up lo this point, Bender also said the minority; "Positive ['roof" theory has been which Barlcl had re-1 v committee repealed his1 v 'Tuesday night thai N'xon.''? lclllnB from the Queens; "During (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Drugs Valued at Missing From Pharmacy Cedar Rapids A breakin discovered Wednes- day morning at the Union Phar- macy, 1130 Old Marion road NE, netted drugs valued at more than and in cash. i Police said the back door of the building was pried open. I The business was not protected YORK (AIM A the gun. and told her e ,1 n c s d a y Dorothy Cun-man who normally drives Avrilby bmtfar system, of- jrl was yanked to safcty'comc back. ningham. a woman the i..... ficcrs said. angled Banner" r i nuum HUL ciiiyuiiiig uilL i Ivgvnf I hrnnnh fen lhat state headquarters had de-: Kissinger is asking congress "I want you to stonewall it.) Thc commiltee transcript which lhink distorted picture of thc XrSforrT "The Spang Police Save Girl, 5, from Gunman just and equitable." i Mcmos Citcd The President said one can- not be reached without the But a sPokesman for Montoya lsa'd Alexander would be shown Deeply Touched Nixon said he was deeply touched by the enthusiasm of the crowd that greeted his ar- rival. Their presence reminded him o! Ihe need to improve living conditions for the people of through economic prog-' lo school called her from oul-i i Vm I )n s i lilulf. nht M.il