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Partly cloudy.
Possibility of snow flurries

Seveity-Seven Years of Editorial Freedomt












First of a Two-Part Series
Some time ago a "transient scientist"
from a country which "does not main-
tain normal diplomatic relations with
the United States" came to see Stanley
Seashore, Assistant Director of the In-
stitute for Social Research.
The visitor was clearly of interest to
the United States government.
For shortly before the visit the Cen-
tral Intelligence Agency dropped by to
see Seashore and asked him to find out
whether the scientist "was doing any-
thing that might arouse interest." In
addition they asked Seashore to evalu-
ate the visitor's capabilities and attempt
to determine in what areas he was do-
ing research.

Did Seashore oblige?
"Citizens have an obligation to be of
help to government agencies if they are
asked," he explains. When the CIA
agents came back to find out about the
"transient scientist". Seashore talked
with them.
But because he "didn't really have any-
thing useful to tell them," there was no
significant interchange of information.
Although Seashore declines to tell
who his visitor was, when he came, or
what he was doing, he does concede that
he has been contacted for various forms
of information by the CIA three times
in the past five years.
He is not alone. A Daily investigation
shows that:

i Th'ere have been at least six con-
tacts between CIA agents and four ISR
personnel in recent years,- several result-
ing in "some interchange of informa-
* CIA activity in the ISR is becoming
a significant problem, and the institute's
executive committee is considering plac-
ing restrictions on contacts between ISR}
personnel and the CIA.
" Four University professors met with
six CIA agents during 1966 to discuss the
possibility of using University faculty
members and facilities to train CIA
CIA activity in the ISR has been well
documented by The Daily's investigation.
One high ISR official has admitted that
several contacts were productive for the

CIA but says that the significance of in-
formation provided was minimal.
"Many of the -contacts were never
consummated," that is they involved
personnel who rebuffed the CIA or re-
fused to meet with a CIA agent, explains
Prof. Arnold Tannebaum of the psychol-
ogy department, who is a program di-
rector in the ISR's Survey Research
"I have not made a careful study of
CIA contacts in the ISR, but I know of
six such contacts. I assume there have
been more." Tannebaum said.
All these contacts were initiated di-
rectly by agents of the CIA. The infor-
mation requested of ISR personnel falls
into four main categories, according to

-Obtaining information from re-
searchers concerning their observations
--Obtaining information about foreign
visitors to the ISR.
-Eliciting cooperation to observe and
report in the future about a particular
foreign visitor.
--Obtaining information about former
ISR employes.
But what specific kind of information
can ISR personnel provide the CIA? An
example cited by an ISR official in-
volved the junta in Greece which over-
threw Prime Minister George Papandreou
last year. The military take-over was al-
legedly aided by the CIA, he explained.
Papandreou is a former economics pro-
fessor at the University of California and

many academic personnel in the United
States knew him. Their knowledge would
be invaluable to the CIA in planning a
coup, he explained.
"These contacts are potentially harm-
ful to the ISR," Tannebaum explains. "I
think that we should carefully think
through a policy designed to minimize if
vnot eliminate these contacts," he said.
The policy ought not to be anti-CIA.
he explained, but "it ought to recognize
the danger to the institute of becoming
an instrument of the CIA."
"This danger is likely to increase as
our international contacts grow and as
our international activities become more
organized and salient," he explained.
See CIA, Page 8

Court Fines Barkey $235,
Drops Charges Against Others
By RON LANDSMAN judge also gave Miss Barkey
and DAVID MANN "statutory $10 fine or 10 days in
Former Cinema Guild Board jail."
Chairman Mary Barkey, '69, was The Faculty Civil Liberties
fined a total of $235 yesterday in Board is expected to issue a state-
Washtenaw County Circuit Court ment today on the Cinema 'Guild
on a charge of disturbing the case.
peace. The statement is expected to
Miss Barkey, who pleaded guilty point out that the difference be-
he charge, had originally been tween what the prosecutor sought
charged with a high misdemeanor -four convictions on high mis-
for showing the allegedly obscene demeanor charges, possibly with
film "Flaming Creatures" last one-year jail sentences--compared
January. to what he got-a $100 fine on a
Charges against the other three minor misdemeanor-indicates the
defendents in the original ob- vigor of the defense.
scenity case-Ellen Frank, '68, El- Prof. Jerold Israel of the Law
liot Barden, and Hugh Cohen of School and chairman of the board
the engineering English depart- declined to release the statementI
ment-were dropped at the re- last night because not all membersE
quest of C. H. Cast, Washtenaw had approved it yet.
County chief assistant prosecutor. One professor said the statement
The $235 charges included $125 was "not very sensational. -It's
Mary Barkey in court costs and a $104 fine. The I what you expect from official,
- - - -committees like that."'


Vietnamese Capture




Lang Vei Post Falls
Casualty Toll Heavy
SAIGON I, - - The Lang Vei special forces camp fell after
an 18 hour seige by North V etnamese troops and Soviet-built
tanks, a senior Unitcd States officer said this morning. He
said some U.S. Green Beret advisers were swept to safety in a
daring helicopter rescre.
South Vietnampsr "eadquarters reported 316 defenders
of the outpost were killed, wounded or missing. It said 12
Americans were among 76 defenders who had escaped to the
U.S. Marine combat b:se at Khe Sanh, three miles east.
The U.S. officer soid 20 American advisers were at the
camp, astride tne invasion route from Laos in South Viet-
nam's north-west corner, before it was abandoned at 6:40
p.m. yesterday. Saigon time. Other defenders were South
Vietnamese soldiers and civil- -

Student Group Plans
New Rental Strikes

A group of Apartments Limit-
ed tenants and representatives
from student organizations made
plans for continued rent strikes
against the firm last night.
Mark Schreiber, '69, chairman
ofthe Student Rental Union said
the group is forming small rental
unions in each of the buildings
owned by Apartments Ltd. Rep-
Navy Denes
'U' To Aid
Bomb Hunt
w Naval officials yesterday denied
a report that the University's Wil-
low Run Labs were equipping a
four-engine Lockheed Constella-
tion to aid in the search for four
U.S. hydrogen bombs lost in
According to the Associated
#Press, the University is outfitting
the plane with special sensing
equipment to facilitate the search
for the missing bombs. University
officials refused to confirm the
AP story.
George Zissis, director of Willow
Run-Infrared Physics Lab, said
a Constellation was undergoing
modifications at Willow Run but
suggested that the Navy be con-
tacted for information on the
airplane's mission.
James Sweeney, public affairs
officer of the Naval Oceanagraph-
ic Office, said the plane is to be
used to study ice flows coming
from the Antarctic. Willow Run
currently has a research team
working in the Antarctic.
Sweeney said the plane's mis-
sion was unclassified.
Charles Olson, research asso-
ciate in the Infrared Physics Lab
said of the plane, "I do not know
where it came from nor am I at
liberty to indicate what its pre-
sumed mission will be.
"It is my impression that the

resentatives from the group, which
include "interested" students as
well as Apartments Ltd. tenants,
will canvass the firm's buildings
this week to organize strikes.
The group will circulate peti-
tions among tenahts asking that
rentsbe withheld in escrow by
the University's 0 f f - C a m p u s
Housing Bureau if service com-
plaints are not met by a certain
The plan to strike against
Apartments Ltd. was precipitated
when students in two Hill Street
apartment buildings announced
Tuesday that they would with-
hold rents from the landlord be-
cause of 'poor service" at the re-
quest of the Student Housing As-
When representatives f r o m
Apartments Ltd. learned of the
first planned strike yesterday,

The Cinema Guild Board issued
a statement last night which said
they "affirm that Flaming Crea-
tures' is not pornographic. .. . It's'
showing most certainly should
have continued uninterrupted. We
feel the police action damaged the"
principle of academic freedom and
violated the University commu-
nity's civil liberties."
Cinema Guild plans to drop its
countersuit against Ann Arbor Po-
lice Chief Walter Krasny, Lieut.
Eugene Staudenmeier and Wash-
tenaw County Assistant Prosecutor
Thomas Shea. The suit, filed in
'Detroit Federal District Court.
asked $15,000 damages and a per-
manent injunction against the
Ann Arbor police from further
seizures of films as in the "Flam-
ing Creatures" case.
One hundred and two dollars of
the total fine will be paid with;
what remains of the Cinema Guild
Defense Fund. The remainder will
be paid by Cinema Guild.
The defense fund was organized
with the aid of student and fac-
ulty groups shortly after the arrestr
to help defray legal expenses.

ian irregulars.

-Associated Press
UNITED STATES MARINES, wounded in the battle to regain control of Hue in South
Vietnam's northwest corner await helicopter pickup in the southern sector of that city.
Plan Computer Network

SAIGON P) - North Viet-
namese troops launched heavy
artillery and ground attacks
on the U.S. Marine combat
base at Khe Sanh ealy this
morning after driving U.S. and
South Vietnamese forces from
the nearby Lang Vei Special
Forces camp.

GA Opposes
U' Research

In a report which will be sub-
mitted to the Faculty Assembly.
Graduate Assembly last night
called for an end to all classified
r.n~nrh nt thA Tniversvfty

The outpost was not designe

to withstand heavy attack but to
serve as a watchdog against anI
expected large-scale offensive!
from the North for which the al-
lies are preparing in South Viet-
nam's two northernmost provin-
Gen. William C. Westmoreland,
chief of U.S. forces in Vietnam.!
said last week that the Commun-
ist attacks on 35 cities through-#
out the South were one phase of
Hanoi's latest strategy. He said

researen ac LteUnu y.
The report is one of several
which were recently requested by
the Student Relations Committee
of Faculty Assembly (SRC) to as-
sist the assembly in discussing the
question of classified research.
At the same time the executive
board of the College Republicans
urged the University "not to heed
the vocal minority which urges an
end to University involvement in

University officials have sub-
mitted a proposal to the National
Science Foundation which, if

central storehouse of machine- Network planners have set April
teaching programs, educational 1 as the target date for beginning
movies, research papers, library operations. During the first 27
materials and other educational months, the computer system will
sources. develop in three stages:

they approached student leaders Staudenmeier seized the film granted, will pour $1.8 million in
of the Hill Street group and said Jan. 18, 1967 after seeing less than NSF funds into a unique computer
they could probably take care of one-third of it. A major part of network pooling the information
the petitioners' complaints before the defense was based on the resources of three major state uni-
next month's rent is due. charge that the method of the versities.
Paul Oberst, '69 A&D, however, film's seizure violated first amend- The network, the product of two
who is gathering signatures at the ment rights of free speech. years' planning by the Center for
two Hill Street buildings, said his In court yesterday defense at- Research on Learning and Teach-
group would definitely withhold torney Dean Robb of Detroit asked ing, the University of Detroit and.
rents unless all the grievances the court not to impose a jail sen- Wayne State Universities, will
were satisfied. Most of the com- tence on Miss Barkey and that eventually give each institutionI
plaints concern lack of repairs fines and court costs be suspended. instant access via computer to a

A joint proposal submitted Mon-
day by the three universities out-
lines an initial 27 month program,
calling for a total $3.6 million in
federal, state and private funds.
Under the proposal $1.8 million
would come from tle NSF; $600,-'
000 from the legislature (over a
three-year period); $900,000 from
sources not yet determined; and
$300,000 from the participating


and poor maintenance in the
buildings at 425 and 503 Hill St.'
The group that met last night
to plan new strikes included rep-
resentatives from Inter-Housing;
Assembly, Graduate Assembly,
and Inter-Fraternity Council.
Paul Milgrom, '70, coordinating,
vice-president of Student Govern-
ment Council, said SGC will
launch a drive next week to fi-
nance the housing campaign.
Schreiber said, "A rent strikeI
is a manifestation of high rents,
poor management, and burden-
some 12-month leases." He added.
that "if landlords can't keep up
their luxury slums, they're not
entitled to their rent until they
repair the place."
In a meeting with Student.
Housing representatives yester-I
day. University President Robben;
W. Fleming promised to meet

South Car

l1ia Students Riot;

200 National Guardsmen Called
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP)-State bricks as lie attempted to leave South Carolina State College.
troopers armed with rifles cor- the campus area. He escaped in- The meeting came in the wake:
doned off the campus of South jury but his car was damaged. of a riot Tuesday night involving
Carolina State College last night Between 200 and 300 young Ne- about 500 students that left four
during a third night of violence groes gathered on a hill over- officers and half a dozen students
involving Negro students. looking U.S. Route 601 which runs injured. Cars were overturned and
Law enforcement officers direct- in front of the campus. Rocks windows broken in the demonstra-
ed traffic away from the area and were thrown at cars until police tion that began when thenbowling
barred newsmen from entering arrived. alley refused for the second night
the campus. Pie .vto admit Negroes.
A National Guard unit of 200 frP alic a reported several small Mayor E. O. Pendarvis and
fires and false alarms. A liquor
men, placed on the alert Tuesday store near the campus area was other city officials met with stu-
night after Negro students clashed virtually destroyed, but officers de- dent leaders during the morning.
with police in the downtown area, clined to speculate on the origin Pendarvis told them, "I am not a
were brought out to guard a shop- ofth, 7 czar," but that he would do all,

-A system using already exist- the next phase would be at the classified research."
ing computers at the University, northern frontier and would in- SRC requested that the reports
Detroit and Wayne; volve the enemy's largest troop comment on the report of the
-An expanded system which in- commitment ever. Faculty Assembly Committee on
eludes new computers allowing Elsewhere, fighting persisted in Research Poliicies (F A C R P)
graphic presentation of data, such Saigon and the old capital of which recommended no substan-
as movies; Hue and the U.S. Command an- tive changes in present University
-An increase in the number of nounced that 24,662 of the enemy policy on classified research. Stu-
terminals. Current plans call for had been killed in the last nine dent Government Council, Voice-
bringing the Lafayette Clinic in; days of fighting, conmpared to, SDS, the Engineering Council and
Detroit. Lansing Community Col- 2,043 allied dead, including 703 the Conservative Union are also
lege and Eastern Michigan Uni- Americans. expected to submit statements.
versity into the network. The overrunning of Lang Vei:-
cst e ommun-appeared to leave eight Americans Speaking on the resolution on
"But intercollegiate communi-;unaccounted for, but it was classified research GA President
cation won't begin until after the thought possible that if they sur- Stuart Katz called the FACRP
first full year of operations," ac- vived they were making their way report "the University's answer
cording to Allen Smith. vice-presi- toward Khe Sanh using preplan- to the Warren Commission."
dent for academic affairs. Each ned escape procedures. The GA report calls for the re-
institution will initially concen- The defenders had been driven view of proposed research proj-
trate on training programs for back into bunkers by 800 enemy ects "by the academic commun-
network personnel. troops, rockets, flame throwers ity as a whole." The FACRP re-
The idea of a statewide com- and, for the first reported time, port called for the formation of
puter network first developed in nine Russian-made tanks. a review committee and suggested
1964 from a report by a special Military spokesmen in Saigon that some of its members "hold
Governor's Blue Ribbon Commit- said five of the nine tanks were or seek security clearance."
tee, which recommended a con- destroyed, but pot before one had Katz said that the members
struction of a widespread educa- slashed through the camp to the who hold clearance "could only
tionas pyooind stehm. The Uni- allied command bunker, where a their interprain" ofhe
versity expanded the idea with recoilless rifle knocked it ,out. givethiineptaon fte
Wayne and Detroit, and in 1965 "We felt we could hang on to project. "We are against this kind
was promised $200,000 from the it," the U.S. officer said of the ofcreebecasi.
State on the condition that an outpost. "We put a tremendous in secrecy," he said.
equal amount come from outside amount of air strikes around it." The GA report cites the sugges-
sources.when the repeated air strikes tion of the FACRP that research
If NSF grants even a fraction of and artillery from Khe Sanh whose specific purpose is "to de-
the ,+m 7 1 a 11Prnk Rmillionh e - -+ n t h rhp stroy human life or to incapaci-

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