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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, December 12, 1975

Page Four THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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The Senate investigation of the CIA made it seem as if 1984 had been written as a training manual for agents. Every apparent-
ly absurd charge ever leveled against the nation's professional spies was borne out as standard operating procedure. Provoking
revolution, attempting assassinations, monitoring domestic radicals - no practice was ruled out as too horrible, and morality
never figured in the equation. Independent of Presidents and the Congress the CIA schemed and murdered while the nation
slept unaware. In July the rumor circulated that even the White House had been penetrated by Alexander Butterfield-sup-
posedly the agency plant. It was all denied of course, but up until a few months ago, nobody would have believed in poisoned
cigars, either.

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This rougue's gallery of cover crooks features none other than America's own
ex-First Family. Dick, having escaped the pokey thanks to his successor's
beneficence, has made something of a comeback-slipping into the lime-
light while golfing with Teamster President Frank Fitzsimmons and agree-
ing to do a series of interviews with David Frost after the "76 election. He
also thought another war might be just the thing to bring the people back
together again . . . be the first one on your block to have your boy come
in a box!

There was a time when Henry Kissinger was un-
touchable. The acknowledged architect of Nixon's
detente policy-before detente was in disprepute-
he emerged from the Watergate scandals apparent-
ly unscathed. Still, disquieting rumors circulated.
What was his role in placing phone taps on mem-
bers of the National Security Council? Who author-
ized CIA support for the right-wing coup in Chile?
Didn't the White Knight chair the powerful 40
Committee, which oversees such matters? In June,
the footsteps got louder and Kissinger heard them.
When Ford visited Salzburg, Austria, the Secretary
threw a tantrum in front of. reporters and threat-
ened to quit unless he was left alone. But the foot-
steps haven't faded back into the shadows; they
just keep getting louder and closer.

'As you can see, chief, our man is about ready to
write the press release on the economic summit!'

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The economic predictions which trumpeted forth
each month from the Commerce Department might
well have come from Orwell's Ministry of Truth.
While Administration officials admitted privately
that unemployment might not dip below seven
per cent until 1980, they still maintained publicly
that the economic recovery was proceeding at a
brisk pace. Then, in the summer, came news that
prices were rising sharply again. Newspeak, any-
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The Bureau has a swell record of harrassing left-
ists, civil rights leaders, and Communists, but when
it comes to apprehending radicals, better send for
the Marines. So naturally it came as a shock when
Charles Bates and the fumble-footed crew in San
Francisco lowered the boom on Patty Hearst and

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'This here's my new deputy who will help guard th' bank!'
President Ford must be the last man in America who believes the word
of the oil companies. Most people remember the oil embargo of 1973 when

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