MEESE INTENDS TO STAY

EDWIN MEESE III IS QUIETLY MAKING PLANS TO REMAIN AS ATTORNEY GENERAL AT LEAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER, SAID THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. DESPITE WIDESPREAD SPECULATION THAT THE HEAT GENERATED BY MEESE'S LEGAL PROBLEMS WILL SOON DRIVE HIM FROM HIS POST, HE QUICKLY ACCEPTED AN INVITATION TO MAKE AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN AS ATTORNEY GENERAL AUG. 29-SEPT. 1. EVEN THOUGH THE TRIP ITSELF HAS ENGENDERED CONTROVERSY, HE GIVES EVERY INDICATION OF PLANNING TO GO, SAID THE WIRE SERVICE. ~