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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N Uth Volume a Copy Southern Illinoisaaf y 78 ILU Two Sections Successor to Carbondale Herrin Dally Journal Murohysboro In TUESDAY JUNE 111974 Kissinger threatens to quit Kissinger gestures during news conference in Saizburg APWirephoto Salzburg Austria AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said today I will re sign unless the controversy in Washington over his role in na tional security wiretapping is cleared up I do not believe it is possible to conduct the foreign policy of the United States under these circumstances he told a spe cial news conference here If it is not cleared up I will re sign His voice quavered at times and his eyes glistened with tears He called on the Senate For eign Relations Committee to reopen its case of the alleged wiretaps and said if necessary he would break off his trip to the Middle East with President Nixon to return to Washington to testify Kissinger was referring to charges stemming from various reports that he had ordered wiretaps on administration offi cials who had access to national security documents that were leaked to the press in the United States At the news conference Kis singer read a letter he said he had written to the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee J W Fulbright in which he recalled that he had said under oath last September that the wiretaps were ordered by the President and carried out by the FBI under the authority of the attorney general No new material has ap peared since my testimony ex cept a brief excerpt from a presidential tape a large part of which is described as unintelli gible the letter said The documents now being leaked were to the best of my knowledge available to me before my testimony In a few cases my recollection dif fered in emphasis from the documents In those cases I pointed out apparent discrepan cies and explained them at the time The innuendoes which now imply that new evidence con tradicting my testimony has come to light are without foun dation Asked if he considered himself an innocent bystander in the controversy Kissinger replied that on a number of occasions he had called President Nixons attention to very significant security leaks He added This then led the President to institute a program of wiretaps I did not myself propose the program I undoubtedly contributed by my description of the secur ity programs I did not recommend the program my self Sunday the New York Times in a dispatch from Washington quoted highly placed sources as saying that Kissingers Na tional Security Council was di rectly responsible for ordering the FBI to end wiretaps on offi cials and newsmen in 1971 During the Senate committee hearings in September Kiss inger said that he never dealt explicitly with the question of terminating the wiretaps which allegedly began in 1969 when Kissinger was Nixons national security adviser The Times story said that the informants said FBI records show that Kissinger through his deputy Gen Alexander M Haig Jr had rebuffed two or three FBI attempts to terminate the wiretap on Martin I Halperin a Kissinger aide Kissinger told the news con ference today I find wiretap ping distasteful and added Demands wiretap controversy be cleared up that he also finds leaks dis asteful Kissinger said that in 1969 he ordered to give the names f subordinates who had access o material which had been eaked or could have been sus ected of leaking it I understand the order came rom the President the sec etary said Foreign relations group to review testimony Senators OK Kissinger suggestion Washington AP The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the sugges tion of Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger that it re view his previous testimony re garding national security wire taps Sen Edmund S Muskie D Maine made the announcement and said he fully supports Kiss inger and does not now believe he should resign The secretary of state has been a brilliant servant and his record deserves the support of his countrymen until there is a record to show the contrary Muskie said Nevertheless Muskie said the committee voted to accept Mr Kissingers suggestion of a re view Several hours after Kissin gers news conference White House Press Secretary Ronald L Ziegler issued a statement saying President Nixon rec ognized Secretary Kissingers desire to defend his honor against false charges and the secretarys feelings that he be able to carry out his respon sibilities unencumbered by the diversions of the kind of anonymous attack that has so poisoned our national dia logue As far as the President is concerned he is sure that those in the United States and in the world who seek peace and are familiar with Secretary Kissin gers contribution to interna tional trust and understanding share his view that the sec retarys honor needs no de fense Serves notice Nixon fights to keep tape on IRS use By Barry Kalb c Washington StarNews Washington President Nixon has served notice that he will try to block attempts by the Watergate spe cial prosecutors office to obtain a White House tape dealing with possible misuse of the Internal Revenue Service The Presidents decision contained in a letter Monday by his attorney James D St Clair to federal Judge John J Sirica means that the issue must now go to the U S Court of Ap News background peals The House Judiciary Com mittee which is conducting the inquiry into the Presidents possible impeachment has sought unsuccessfully to get the same tape and portions of two others from Sirica Nixons ac tions at least delays the pos sibility that the impeachment investigators might obtain the tape from the special prose cutors office The tape sought by Jawbrski of a Sept 15 1972 meeting with Nixon and then presidential aides H R Haldeman and John W Dean III is one of several turned over to Sirica hi response to the prosecutors first sub poena last summer Sirica gave the prosecutors 33 minutes of the Sept 15 conver sation and retained the re SlUCs Touch of Nature Wheelchair paths torn up campers fo work harder By Dave Butler Of The Southern fllinoisan More than 100 handicapped children from across the state may have to work harder than expected during the next two weeks to be able to maneuver in the outdoors at a summer workshop at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale All asphalt paths into the woods at the universitys Touch of Nature formerly the Outdoor Laboratories have been torn up The paths were supposed to be resurfaced before Sunday when the first workshop will begin but then came the Teamsters statewide con struction strike All work on the paths was stopped All of the paths are torn up For the past week univer sity officials have been trying to decide whether to cancel the workshop or go ahead and avoid the paths Jack Leggett director of the Touch of Nature said Monday he does not know when the paths car be completed We had our legal counsel and insurance people out to look over the situation he said We decided to go ahead with the camp because we sure dont want to disappoint all of those kids Leggett said the camp staff has been advised to work around the paths He said that may be inconvenient but will not ruin the two week camp Of greater concern to Leg gett is how soon the paths can be completed He is wor ried now that the paths may not be finished by later this summer when several hund red handicapped children who are confined to wheelchairs come to SIUC We cant do much except hope that the strike is over and we can complete the paths he said Without the paths of course it would be impossible for the kids to get around SIUC has sponsored sum mer camps for handicapped children and others for the past several years The uni versity appropriated earlier this year to resurface the paths So far there is no word on when the strike may be settled maining 16 or 17 minutes which he ruled as not relevant to the coverup Late last month however Jaworski said another grant jury investigating possible mis use of the IRS and other gov ernment agencies needed thi remaining portion of the tape fai its investigation It had previously been dis closed that during the tapec meeting the three men dis cussed using the IRS agains Nixon enemies including former Democratic nationa chairman Lawrence F OBrien At a hearing Friday Sirica said he has relistened to the re maining portion of the tape am had made a transcript of 15 pages Twelve of those pages were definitely relevant to thi new grand jury investigation he said and he therefore decided t give them to Jaworski unlesi Nixon objected Tonight partly cloudy wit showers likely Wednesday mostly sunny with high 76 t INDEX Classified 812 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 23 Editorials 4 Family Living 6 Outdoor Living 1521 Records 11 Sports 1314 Wtathcr map 12 He heatedly denied receiving scores of wiretap logs main taining that he saw only 1 page summary reports that reached him infrequently Kissinger said he had inform ed President Nixon that he would hold the news conference here en route to the Middle East with the presidential party But Kissinger added that he dii not tell Nixon what he intended to say or that he would make the threat to resign His voice breaking with emotion Kissinger maintained that the controversy was harm ing U S foreign policy and that the leaks were defaming to his honor and reputation It is not possible to conduct national policy under this sort of attack he said In his confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee Sept 1517 Kissinger denied ordering the taps He said then he had provider the names of officials who hac access to the documents bu lad not suggested the taps nor did he ever order them used He also said he had received only infrequent reports of the aps and then only for 10 months This all took place when he was President Nixons na tional security adviser Tapes of conversations be tween Nixon and other officials recently heard in the House Ju diciary Committee supposedly quoted the President as saying Kissinger had initiated some wiretaps Kissinger told a news confer ence last week the President must have been under some misapprehension or the tape was unclear Discuss Europe Mideast Nixon Austrian chief talk Salzburg Austria AP President Nixon met for more tian IVz hours today with Aus trian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky o discuss his trips to the Middle last and Moscow Ronald L Ziegler Nixons ress aide said the meeting was squally divided between the two Nixon leaves Wednesday or Egypt on the first stop of a ivenation Middle East tour Ziegler said Kreisky shared lis observations on the Middle last and the Soviet Union since visited both areas recent y Nixon also invited Kreisky to isit the United States and liegler said such atrip might ake place this fall The talks also touched on Eu opean matters Ziegler said particularly the European se curity conference that includes russia and other eastern Eu ropean nations Ziegler confirmed that Nixon arid Mrs Nixon will travel by rain from Cairo to Alexander Thursday as part of his stay in Egypt He will give a dinner for Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in the port cityv Ziegler raised the possibility that Nixon will hold a summit meeting with Western European leaders before he gets to Mos cow A final determination proba bly will depend on whether a new declaration of principles for the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization is initialed by NATO Foreign ministers in Canada later this month Ziegler confined his briefing to foreign policy refusing to dis cuss any domestic issues The meeting with Kreisky in cluded Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Austrian Foreign Minister Rudolf Kirsh sehlaeger On his arrival Monday night Nixon recalled his stopover in Salzburg en route to Moscow in 1972 and said that journey not only created a new direction as far as the Soviet Unknr and the United States were con cerned but contributed to peace for all nations of the world Expressing a hope for similar success on his trip to four Arab nations and Israel the President President and Mrs Nixon receive bouquet of herbs at Salzburg Austria APWirephoto added Every nation in the world has a stake in this jour ney Nixon told a farewell crowd at the White House We realize that one trip is not going to solve differences that are very deep which go back many years and in some cases centuries But we also realize that a beginning has to be made Now as I go there it will provide an opportunity to reaf firm support for the initiatives that have been undertaken Panel races deadline Washington AP The House Judiciary Com mittee driving to complete its impeachment inquiry by July 15 is resistingRepublican demands that it decide now on whether to call key Watergate witnesses It also is refusing to get into an argument with President Nixon over its right to subpoena White House tapes ignoring his latest rebuff and making plans to issue a new subpoena later in the week Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DN J3 said after a meeting of committee Demo crats Monday that it was im portant and urgent that the committee meet its July 14 deadline for recommending to the House whether Nixon should be impeached We feel it has to be conclud ed Rodino said of the inquiry If necessary the House leader ship wants an impeachment vote by the full House in late July or early August Nixon file secrecy leads to Ehrlichman trial delay Washington AP A federal judge today poston ed John D Ehrlichmans trial or breakin conspiracy and perjury charges because Presi dent Nixon has refused full ac cess to Ehrlichmans White House files U S District Judge Gerhard A Gesel said he would issue an order probably Wednesday to enforce the subpoena Ehrlich mBB served on the White House for the files The trial of Ehrlichmans three codefendants will begin Monday as scheduled Gesell said The President flatly refuses to make documents available to the court in camera and thus makes it impossible for the court to properly perform its duty Gesell said In view of this resistance to a lawful trial subpoena the court feels it necessary to sever Mr Ehrlichman from the remaining defendants and continue his trial at a later date William S Merrill an assist ant special prosecutor said it was posible that the former do mestic counsels trial might not take place until next year Ehrlichman in court during the brief proceeding told e porters afterwards Im gratified at the judges ruling If all the evidence can be presented in my behalf then Ill be exonerated Asked if his insistence on see ing all his White House notes for a 2V4year period was a tac tic to get him off Ehrlichman replied I dont consider it a tactic This is a matter for a fair trial There had been public specu lation that President Nixons imposition of conditions under which the material would be yielded was a legal maneuver to allow Ehrlichman to go free But Ehrlichman said there is no substance to that He said he had not talked with President Nixon since last Decembei The latest proposal setting out the conditions under which Ehrlichman could cull his files outside the presence of his lawyer came in a letter Monday from White House Watergate lawyer James D St Clair The proposal is unaccepta ble Gesell said It denies him Ehrlichman the right of coun sel St Clair reiterated in his let ter Monday that the President still reserved the final say over what materials from Ehrlich mans own file the former do mestic aide could use Gesell said that he not Nixon would be the final judge of what material could be admitted as evidence at Ehrlichmans trial and has threatened to dismiss the case against Ehrlichman entirely unless Nixon releases the material sought by Ehrlich man for his defense The trial is scheduled to begin next Monday Charged with Ehrlichman of civil rights con spiracy were Bernard L Barker Eugenio R Martinez and G Gordon Liddy Ehrlich man alone is charged in three counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of lying to the FBI The charges stem from the September 1971 breakin at the office of Dr Lewis Fielding the psychiatrist treating Daniel Ellsberg ;