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Wednesday, June 19, 1974


Page Three

Wednesday. June 19, 1974 THE MICHIGAN OAILY Page Three

Government allocates
annually for spying, r

city Piy week
pkinned in spite
ofcouncil vote
Gay spokespersons declared yesterday
that Gay Pride Week will still be held
even though a resolution calling for its
declaration was defeated by City Csun-
cil Monday night.
Councilwoman K a t h y Kozachenko
(HRP-Second Ward), a self-proclaimed
lesbian, made the announcement at a
press conference at City Hall. Koza-
chenko admitted she had "no hope the
resolution (calling for Gay Pride Week)
would pass."
MADELYN ELDER, a lesbian speak-
ing for the gay community, said that
council was used as a forum to bring
the problem of guy harassment to public
Elder said she and other supporters
of the Gay Pride Week proposal dem-in-
strated at Monday's council meeting to
educate the public.
While discussing alleged harassment
of gay people by the police department,
Kozachenko mentioned that she may
put a resolution before council next
week asking the police to keep a sepa-
rate file on gay harassment.
"THERE IS a distortion of gay dis-
ruption by the news media," she added,
claiming that the media "de-empha-
sized the Gay Pride Week resolution."
A press release on Gay Pride Week
distributed at the conference stated that
the week is "meant to be educational,
not confrontative." Its theme will be
"Gayness is healthy."
The week will start this Saturday with
a dance and will include a teach-in, a
blood drive, and demonstrations, among
other activities.

$6 billion
iport says
WASHINGTON ( --The authors of a
:ontested book about the CIA contend
the federal government is spending
about $6 billion a year on intelligence
and covert activities, and that much of
it is wasted.
The Central Intelligence Agency itself,
hey say, has an authorized strength of
6,500 but employs tens of thousands
more as mercenaries, agents, consultants
and so on. And they say its authorized
budget of $750 million yearly does not
include hundreds of millions more pro-
vided by the Pentagon.
THEIR BOOK, "CIA and the Cult of
Intelligence," argues that this cult-a
secret fraternity of the American politi-
cal aristocracy- seeks to further foreign
policies by covert and usually illegal
i ma- means.
The book was written, after litigation
going back more than two years, by
Victor Marchetti, a former executive
assistant to the CIA's deputy director,
and John Marks, a former State De-
partment official.
Marchetti has been ordered ly the
federal courts to Ir.bhsh nothing of a
classified natute that he learned as a
CIA employe
WHlEN IIE s,1mined his manuscript
to the agency f nnroal last October,
it ordered th19t 1 passges ranging
fromi single wois to entire pages, be
After extendetls it;-ssirnis with the
authors and thei- aIo-nevs, the CIA
apireed to reinst'i-mu', of all Ett 168
of the deletions. A- additional 110 pas-
av"es were cleared for publication by a
federal judge, bit anneals to higher
courrts have held n their publication.
Alfred A. Knopf is noblishing the book
with blank snacs indicating the dele-
tions, and with the reinstated passages
set in hold face type. Among the latter
P are the references to the CIA's man-
AP Photo power and budget.
THE CIA last week issued a statement
saying that its decision not to contest
nd fix mal major portions of the manuscript "does
them from not constitute an endorsement of the
ampionship book or agreement with its conclusions."
as and of- A major conclusion is that the intel-
ligence community is dominated by a
clandestine mentality that thrives on
secrecy and deception, preventing Con-
gress and the public from knowing what
is eingdone in their nimes.
"It encourages professional amorality
the belief that righteous goatls can be
* achieved through the use Of uitprincipled
e s and intrmaly inareptalei means," Mar-
s hetti anttMtrks write.
"TIUS, THE CLT'S leutters must
I as the live- tenaciously guard their official actions
rnment loan from public view . .,. With the coopera-
rn of import tion of an acquiescent, ill-informed Con-
gress, and the encouragement and as-
sistance of a series of presidents, the
tartment has cult has built a wall of laws and
ilion pounds executive orders around the CIA and
current fis- itself, a wall that has blocked effective
amoun i were public scrutiny."
ti, it could They say that the desire for secrecy
nds tf ham- has led. high offiitils to ic aotutt CIA
days' cattle involvement in such things as the Bay
of Pigs invasion and the U2 spy flights
t of the Kan- over the Soviet Union. They also say
, and Paul lies were told about the CIA role in the
onal Farmer abortive attempt to overthrow President
lIed the pur- Sukarno of Indonesia in 1958 and about
"' its role in the Congo in the early 1960s.

Mass debugging
high school mechanics from all over the United States try to find an
functions yesterday in 201 new cars identically "bugged" to keep1
starting or running properly. The competition, the 13th national ch;
of the Plymouth Trouble Shooting contest, took place in Irving, Tex
fered scholarships to the winners.

U.S. promises $100 miIi
purchase to meat industr
WASHINGTON (A') - The government to President Nixon, said the meat would certain areas of the Midwes
will buy up to $100 million worth of beef be purchased early in July and will be stock industry sought gove
and pork for school lunch programs this stored beginning in August for school guarantees and reimpositio
summer in an attempt to aid the de- lunch programs in 1974-75. The exact quotas.
pressed cattle and hog industry, the amount and the breakdown between beef THE AGRICULTURE Dei
White House economic coordinator said and pork was not announced. already bought about 105m
yesterday. "it's good business to buy these meat of beef and pork during the
Agriculture Department officials said supplies now," Rush said in a statement. cal year. If the entire new
they could not predict how the new meat "We would be buying this meat for spent on beef, for examp
prices might affect consumer prices, school lunches anyway. By buying now mean about 100 million pot
But one department official said middle- we he lp the cattlemen and hog produc- burger, which is several
man markups have been wide enough so ers, who are suffering from low prices, slaughter.
that it might be' possible for meat pack- and we help prevent future dislocations Claire Robinson, president
ers and retailers to absorb the purchases in the- market that would adversely af- sas Livestock Association,
without'passing further costs on to fam- feet consumer prices." Nauer, president of the Nati
iy shoppers. There have been signs this week that Organization in Kansas, ca
KENNETH RUSH, economic counselor cattle and hogs were being held back in chase "a drop in the bucket.

University Club owes $80,000

The University Club, haunted since its
inception by ambiguities in its legal and
financial status, presently owes the Uni-
versity almost $10,000.
The University has covered the U Club
restaurant's payrolls for the last three
months, although the Regents Bylaws
state that the club is "a corporation un-
der the laws of the State of Michigan"
and that it is responsible "through reve-
nue from dues and other sources, to
meet its expenses."
ACCORDING to Chandler Matthews,
Controller of the University, the U Club

owes the University $79,000 as of the end
of May. So far, he says, "we haven't got-
ten that money back."
"That doesn't mean that's the club's
total obligation," he adds. "They may
owe others more."
Matthews concedes that the Univer-
sity's financial assistance could be re-
garded as a subsidy of the club, but he
adds., that no formal agreement exists
between the two organizations.
"WE DID NOT intentionally agree to
subsidize the U Club in that we'd under-
write them," Matthews explains. "They
give us money periodically as they get

money from us. It's a rotating, revolving
credit-type thing."
Matthews admits that the University
does not perform this "service" for any
other organization.
"The U Club is unique," he says. "It's
not in the University system in terms of
accounting like the Michigan Union or
the League so it doesn't have the same
relationship to other activities."
FURTHERMORE, Matthews says,
"we feel relatively close to what they're
trying to do."
While he claims that the University
will not provide an unlimited amount of

money for the operation of the U ('ub,
Matthews says the restaurant has no
deadline for returning the $79,000.
"Eventually," he says, "They will pay
back the money."
DORIN HINERMAN, president of the
Uninersity Club's board' of directors,
says the club is trying to cut back its
expenses to meet the debt. Moves to
"equalize" salaries, however, have met
with complaints from a number of cm-
"Sooner or later we'd have to bite the
bullet in the equitable treatment of em-
See U CLUB, Page 10

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