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The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 10, 1978-Page 9

ASSASSINATION AND TERRORISM BARRED:
Senate committee proposes new
rules for intelligence activities

(Continued from Page 1)
unfriendly non-democratic countries.
THE CIA has in the past been ac-
cused of attempting to assassinate
Cuban President Fidel Castro and
with participating in the 1973 over-
throw of the democratically-elected
government of Chilean Marxist Sal-
vador Allende.
The draft bill bars the "paid" use
by intelligence agencies of journal-
ists, missionaries or professors and
students. It does not prohibit volun-
tary cooperation from such persons.
It also prohibits activities intended
or likely to create mass destruction
of property, epidemics, or shortages
of food or water.
WRITTEN BY a subcommittee
headed by Sen. Walter Huddleston
(D-Ky.), the draft bill reorganizes
the intelligence community by law in
a, manner similar to that laid out by a
recent executive order issued by
President Carter.
The director of central intelli-
gence, currently Adm. Stansfield
Turner, is promoted to director of
national intelligence, a position

which makes him in effect chairman
of the board of the intelligence com-
munity. k
Under the proposal, the new na-
tional intelligence director would be
appointed to a six-year term which
would be renewable only once.
HE WOULD have final authority
for the budgets of all intelligence
agencies and responsibility to set the
nation's intelligence goals and mis-
sions.
One of the basic principles of the
proposal is that intelligence agencies
must have evidence that a U.S.
citizen or resident alien has violated
the law before an investigation can
be opened inside the United States.
It also proposes that an intelligence
agency must obtain a warrant before
engaging in wiretapping, or mail
opening.
THE AMERICAN Civil Liberties
Union hailed these and other provi-
sions of the proposal, saying they
provide a good starting point for fur-
ther improvements.

But it said in its present form the
draft bill is "nearly overwhelmed by
exceptions."
"Unless these principles are better
secured, we fear that the charters
could end up authorizing many of the
intelligence abuses they are intended
to prevent," the ACLU said in a state-
ment.
FOR EXAMPLE, it said destroy-
ing property, causing energy short-
ages, engaging in paramilitary oper-
ations and the non-violent overthrow
of democratic governments "are all
by inference permitted because they
are not specifically prohibited."
In other provisions, the bill man-
dates the creation of a review system
by policy makers at the highest level
of the government for all forms of
covert action.
It requires any covert action, such
as paramilitary operations, under-
taken be "essential to the conduct of
the foreign policy or the national
defense" of the United States.
AND IT states the intelligence

committees of Congress be notified taking measures to prevent unwanted
prior to the undertaking of any covert pregnancies ... you're only partially
action and receive progress reports right. Family planning does help you
every six months. - to have children when you want them
The President would be required to ... are best able to afford them ... and
certify that overt activity would be can love them the most.
unlikely to accomplish the desired But did you know that it also means:
objective and that the use of extra- improving the health of mother and
ordinary, covert techniques are re-i nthy
quired by the circumstances. thzcounseling men on their role in family
The draft bill also directs the
National Security Council to assist planning
the President in formulating policy to a helping couples who want to have
deal with foreign intelligence gather- children and can't
ing activities and to counter terror- " counseling young people on how having
ism. a baby can affect their health and their
lives
The first coast-to-coast color tele- Be sure you know ALL about family plauning
vision program was broadcast in the it means more than you may have thought.
United States in 1953.

.THIS.AD
TO DINE

Happenings . .

Continued from Page 5
Niteries
Second Chance - Mugsy goes punk
with Iggy, Robert Gordon and others
while also playing more traditional
rock forms through Sunday. Silver
Bicycle will rock on Monday. The horn-
laden sound of Air Condo will be
featured from Tuesday to next
weekend.
Abigail's - The rock and roll
powerhouse known as Stormwarning
Rocks performs this weekend. Mugsy
will lug their P.A. system here for a
Valentine's Day show on Tuesday.
The Roadhouse - Three Ring Circus,
the Ringling Bros. with Les Pauls and
Marshall stacks, plays the rock and roll
Carney-style this weekend.
Blind Pig - Jazz by All Directions
this weekend. Monday club regular

Boogie Woogie Red plays the
barrelhouse blues on the piano.
Mr. Flood's - C&W with Stoney
Creek through Saturday. On Wed-
nesday, The Tucker Blues Band will
jam to some 12-barBChicagoblues
progressions. More C&W with the
Tillson Pierson Band on Thursday.
The 'Ark - Bill Vanaver, and Livia
Drapkin perform Appalachian folk
music.
Blue Froge - Practice your John
Travolta imitations every night except
Sunday.
Pretzel Bell - Listen to the RFD
Boys play their best Bluegrass every
From 1759 to 1768 there was only
one life insurance company in the
United States; from 1769 to 1786 there
were two. In 1970, there were 1,800.

.
Friday and Saturday night from 10:00
to 1: 30.
Film reviews by Owen Gleiber-
man. Niteries recommendations by
Keith Tolsolt.
Some of us
need more
than T.L.C.

More than fifty percent of
the world is starving. Another
twenty percent, just plain
hungry. And yet, in the face of
starvation, they have hope.
Hope that the rains will return
to the African Plain. Hope that
the Asian rice crop will be bigger
this year. Hope that someone,
anyone, with anything tou
offer will come to help them
fight the battle for life.
Someone in the Peace
Corps. They'd like to
stand up for themselves,
these prisoners of fate,
but they're just too weak
to stand up. But with
the Peace Corps av
flame begins to flicker.
They've seen others
like you before. Seen}
the changes you can
bring. Two thousand
wells on the parched earth
of Sahel. Seen how their f
knowledge helped reduce
the grain losses. Who are
they? They're people
pretty much like you.
f A Public Service of This Newspaper & The Advertising Council

People with commitment and
skills who've assessed their
lives and decided there must
be more than just having a job.
They looked into themselves
and knew it was time for the
talk to end and the work to
begin. They're very special
people, these people. Totally
prepared to give
everything they've got.
And getting back even
more than they give.
That's the beauty of the
Peace Corps. The work
is hard and the pay is
lousy, and the progress
comes a drop at a time. But
the rewards are infinite..
Join the Peace Corps
and then take a good long
look in the mirror. You'll
never look the same to
yourself again.
The Peace Corps is alive
and well. Call toll free:
800-424-8580. Or write:
The Peace Corps, Box A,
Washington,
D.C. 20525

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