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Vol. LIX, No. 15 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 23, 1978 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Papers reveal

spying

on

political

activists

By LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Members of the Coalition to Stop
Government Spying (CSGS) released
documents yesterday 'indicating that a
national network of police agencies
collected and disseminated information
on individuals engaged in lawful
political activity.
CSGS spokeswoman Linda Valentino
said the Sacramento-based Law Enfor-
cement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) -
established in 1956 to improve in-
telligence communication between
local agencies - was the clearing house
for the information. Valentino said 225
to 250 state and local law enforcement
agencies nationwide are members of
the LEIU and have access to infor-
mation collected by other member
groups.
THE DOCUMENTS were released at
a press conference in Detroit at yester-
day's opening of the National
Organizing Conference to Stop Gover-
nment Spying, sponsored by CSGS and
Viewpoint Lectures in Ann Arbor.
Eight copies of LEIU file cards, dated
between 1971 and 1976, were obtained in
a police spying lawsuit in Chicago.
They show that surveillance has been
conducted on individuals with no or
limited arrest records. Two of the cards
contain no references to arrests or
criminal activity. One other subject
had been arrested for "wearing a
disguise," while a fourth was arrested
for "teaching criminal syndicalism,"

"banding together" and, abandoning
an auto.
Six of the eight cards contained in-
formation on the subject's political ac-
tivities and affiliations. The other two
cards contained criminal information
on American Indian Movement leader
Clyde Bellecourt and his brother Ver-
non.
RICK GUTMAN, the attorney who
discovered the cards after he was gran-
ted access to files in the Chicago Police-
Department Subversive Unit, conceded
that only ten per cent of the 250 cards he
saw were "clearly political" documen-
ts containing information on left and

right-wing groups. But conference
memnbers were alarmed at the im-
plications this had for others in the
estimated 3000 subject LEIU file.
"This is the first conclusive evidence
of the collection and dissemination of
political information on activities
protected by the First Amendment by
the LEIU," Valentino said. "Although
they claimed to exchange only infor-
mation on organized crime figures, in
fact, these documents ... are the first
conclusive proof that they actually are
disseminating political information,"
she said.
Article Two of the LEIU Constitution

specifically limits the organization to
processing information only about
"organized crime." But, according to
coalition spokespersons, the definitior
of organized crime was broadened in
1971 to include "potential terrorists."
That, they said, is the phrase used to
justify the collection of political infor=
'mation.
LEIU NATIONAL Chairman Steve
Bertucelli denied that the cards con-
stituted a political file and claimed that
his organization was "not interested in
political dossiers." -
See ANTI-SPYING, Page 2

Saudi AraiSyria stall

Pistons play leapfrog
No, he will not be playing for Johnny Orr this season. "Crazy George" visited
the Diag Friday to promote the Detroit Pistons' September 24 game against
Cleveland at Crisler Arena.

Accord reached in EMUlstrike;
faculty victory 'tremendous'

Vance's-'drive
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - THE SYRIANS said
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's drive ponement resulted from
to sell Arab leaders on the Camp David tinuation of a summit meet
accords stalled in this desert city line Arabs in Damascu:
yesterday as Saudi Arabia withheld its weekend. Observers in
support and Syria postponed the speculated that Assad may
American's scheduled visit there for 24 ted another day to try to
hours. opinion, including Hussein's
But Jordan's King Hussein gave the ti-Camp David line.
United States one small cause for hope, Khadafy and Arafat n
rejecting a personal appeal by Arab unexpected trip to Jor
hard-liners Moammar Khadafy of breaking away temporaril3
Libya and Palestinian Yasser Arafat to Damascus summit, where
joint the anti-Camp David bloc. tionists" were planning step
"THE KING will not respond to any the U.S. peace initiative a
appeals or pressures and his moderate isolate Egypt's President Ar
stance remains the same," a Jordanian The two hard-line leaders
government official said after Hussein hostile to Hussein.since the
conferred with his longtime adver- Palestinian guerrillas from,
saries Khadafy and Arafat in an bloody crackdown in 1970
unusual meeting at a secluded Jor-
danian air base.
In two days of talks with Saudi of-
ficials, Vance got no commitment from * Daily Managing Edi
them to back the new Israeli-Egyptian Parsigian explains the
agreements, just as he received none African divestiture issue
from Jordan's Hussein in talks earlier Editorial Page.
this week. * It may not be bac
Vance had been scheduled to go to among the paper tow
Syria today to try to persuade frozen foods, but the ba
President Hafez Assad to soften his come to the grocery st
staunch opposition to the Camp David the latest on this growin
plan, but the Damascus government on Page 3.
abruptly asked him to delay the visit " They're already
until tomorrow. Damascus is the third about having another o
and final stop of the Vance trip. year, but you've still got t

fo
the post-
the con-
ing of hard-
s into the
Damascus
have wan-
rally Arab
s, to the an-
made their
'dan after
y from the
the "rejec-
s to counter
and further
nwar Sadat.
shave been
king drove
Jordan in a
0. Friday's

rpeace-
talks represented the first time Arafat
has met with Hussein on Jordanian soil
since 1970.
MEANWHILE, a White House report
that Sadat has declared his willingness
to negotiate peace for all the Arabs by
himself signaled potentially serious
new problems for the U.S. effort to win
over broader Arab support for the
peace plan.
The White House released a letter
from Sadat in which he said he would be
willing to "assume the Arab role" in
bargaining over the West Bank
"following consultations with Jordan
and representatives of the Palestinian
people." Israel seized the West Bank
from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast War.
Sadat's statement, While somewhat
ambiguous, holds out the possibility
See PEACE, Page 10

By ELISA ISAACSON
Eastern Michigan faculty members
concluded their nine-day, walkout last
night when they ratified, r by a 286-5
Svote, a new contract that one professor
called a "tremendous victory."
The major demand of the striking
faculty, about 70 percent of whom are
members of the American
Association of University Professors
(AAUP), was for increased instructor
input in decisions that directly affect
them, such as tenure and promotion.
The 'new contract created a faculty
council, to be composed of elected
members, which will make recommen-
dations to the Vice President for
Academic Affairs on all curricular
matters, according to former AAUP
President Ben Palmer, an associate
professor of French.
"THIS IS ONE of the biggest steps
toward the creation, of codetermination
at Eastern in curricular affairs,"
Palmer said.
On the financial side the strikers
were not quite as effective, receiving a
promise of a salary hike of at least 6.1
percent this year instead of the
requested 11 percent. But Palmer
stressed, "We did not go out on strike
over money."
Next year each faculty member will
receive a $1,250 raise and the year after
that salaries will be reopened for
negotiations. The agreed-upon
"mimimum salary table" will

eliminate any "inequities in academic
ranks," according to Palmer.
"REALLY, WE struck and we won,"
the language instructor continued. "In
economic terms, nobody lost any pay."
The contract grants amnesty to all
striking faculty and requires that, the
professors make up the class time lost to
students at some point during the year.
The agreement was pushed to a con-
clusion by Washtenaw County Circuit
Court Judge Ross Campbell's
declaration that he would issue a back-
to-work injunction against the faculty if
the strike was not terminated by 8 a.m.
Monday. The judge was acting on a
lawsuit filed by an EMU student which
called for a court order sending the
striking professors back to their
classrooms. Business College senior
Eric Williams claimed in his suit that
EMU students were having irreparable
damage done to their educations by the
walk-out.
THE UNIVERSITY had officially
cancelled classes starting last Monday,
although the strike had been in effect
since the Wednesday before. Classes
held during the first three days of the
walkout were sparsely attended, as a
number of faculty were out picketing
and many students refused to cross the
picket lines.
The old contract expired August 31,
and university and union bargainers
had, in preparation, been negotiating
the terms of the new agreement since
last June.

Also included in the agreement is an
agency shop clause, which states every
faculty member must either pay dues
to the union or be declared a conscien-
tious objector and donate his or her
money to the EMU scholarship fund.
The current grievance procedure has
been revamped, and a dental coverage
program for faculty will be instituted
next year.
Strikes have been continuing around
the state, at Wayne State University
and three community colleges. A
bargaining session has been scheduled
for today between Wayne State officials
and striking staff and faculty members.

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to enjoy this year's Ann Arbor
Jazz Festival. See story, Page 5.
" Find out what the Fighting Irish
of Notre Dame are up against in
the Sports section on Page 8.
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ta n For happenings, weather
nn t ' and local briefs,
ft see TODAY, page 3.

Senate cuts Nicaragua aid

'U' actively recruits
out-of-state scholars

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate
yesterday adopted a $9.2 billion
economic foreign aid bill after voting to
cut off most U.S. assistance to the
regime of Anastasio Somoza of
Nicaragua.
The vote on final passage was 39-20.
Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho) told the
Senate that President Somoza faces "a
national mutiny in which almost every
sector of the country has united against
a dynasty which has plundered the
country for nearly half a century."
"THE QUESTION is not whether
Somoza falls, but when," Church said.
"The longer Somoza resists the will of
the people and uses his armed guard to
quell resistance, the more likely it is
that another Castro-type revolutionary
government will eventually emerge."
He called on the United States to
disavow the Somoza regime which has
received some $300 million in U.S. aid
since World War II and join with other
nations in the area to form "a moderate
government which respects human
rights and free enterprise."
"THE LONGER we delay, the
greater the chance that the revolution
will fall into the hands of extremists,"
Church said.
The Church amendment eliminated
$8 million in development aid for
Nicaragua. Earlier a $150,000 item for
military training for the Central
American nation had been cut out.

IN OTHER ACTION, the Senate
refused to reduce to $500 million the $1.8
billion sought as the U.S. contribution to
a special facility intended to help
stabilze the international economy by
helping poor nations withstand the
economic shocks caused by rapidly
rising oil prices.
The 47-18 roll call vote came in the
second day of consideration of the
foreign aid appropriations bill.
In a letter read on the Senate floor,
Treasury Secretary Michael Blumen-
thal, warned that any decision by
Congress to eliminate or reduce the $1.8
billion U.S. contribution to the so-called
Witteveen facility of the International
Monetary Fund could have grave inter-
national economic consequences.
THE MEMBER nations of the
Organization of Petroleum Producing
Countries (OPEC) have agreed to con-
tribute some 41 percent of the total
amount of the fund. Saudi Arabia's con-
tribution is $2.5 billion.
In passing the bill the Senate also:
" Refused to ban indirect aid to
communist Vietnam and Cuba after
being told that conditions on con-
tributions to the international financial
institutions would lead to many other
nations placing any number of restric-
tions on their contributions for all man-
ner of political motives.
" Refused to adopt House language

By JOHN SINKEVICS
Recruitment has always been big
business in the University's sports cir-
cles. But now, top athletes aren't the
only high school seniors sought after by
the University.
Concern over the decreasing
academic caliber of incoming students
has prompted the Admissions Office -
for the first time in University history
- to begin intensely recruiting
academically talented out-of-state high
school seniors.
SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE Test
(SAT) scores for out-of-state students

out-of-state students has been dropping
steadily."
Class rank, which is used with SATs
to measure academic talent, has also-
declined among out-of-state students.
SJOGREN SAID the University's
troubles attracting top-notch out-of-
stste students is due to high tuition fees
at the University which, for non-
residents, are comparable to tuition
rates at private colleges.
"We're now within 10 per cent of the
cost of Ivy League schools," he stated,
"and we are having a more difficult
time competing for and attracting the

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