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Russians tie CI
MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union,
carrying out a threat to divulge details
of American spy activities, accused the
CIA yesterday of an elaborate under-
cover operation involving caches of
gold, secret dropoffs of instructions and
a woman agent purveying poison.
The government newspaper Izvestia
leveled the charges in response to U.S.
accusations that the Soviets are spying
on the American Embassy in Moscow
and to an espionage trial now under
way in New Jersey.
IT SAID the details of the U.S. ac-
tivities had been kept quiet at
Washington's request, but that the
United States was now trying to build
up a "scandal" over alleged Soviet
spying and the time had come to
Izvestia said U.S. Embassy Third
Secretary Martha Peterson, who left
the U.S.S.R. last July, was in fact ex-
pelled for espionage and that American
Ambassador Malcolm Toon had
requested at the time that the matter be
The newspaper charged that poison
supplied to a spy by Peterson was used
to kill an "innocent" who stood in the
way of the CIA.
Neither the embassy nor the State
Department in Washington had any
comment yesterday. But informed
sources in Washington who asked not to
be identified said Peterson was a CIA
employee who had been working in a
cover job in the embassy's consular
The Izvestia article appeared just
over a week after the United States
reported the discovery in its Moscow
Embassy of secret Soviet electronic
equipment believed to be listening
Yesterday, a ranking Western
diplomatic source here said the equip-
ment was of a kind never before seen by
security specialists and that it needed
In response to these allegations of
eavesdropping on the embassy, the
Soviets had warned they might reveal
documentary proof of U.S. espionage
Izvestia described in detail Peter-
son's case and said it was just one of a
network of cases "uncovered by the
Soviet counter-intelligence service."
On the evening of July 15, it said
Peterson parked her car in a poorly lit
place, changed her dress and took a
series of buses to a bridge over the
Moscow River, where she put "an or-
dinary-looking stone" into an archway.
She was detained there, the "stone"
was opened, and it "proved to be a
cache containing cameras, gold,
money and instructions, as well as am-
pules with a poison," Izvestia said.
"The Soviet counter-intelligence ser-
vice established beyond a doubt that the
poisons taken from the cache had been
sent to Moscow by the Central In-
telligence Agency not for the first,
time," it said.
"It was discovered in the process of
investigation that the poison that was
given to the spy earlier was used by him
against an innocent person who stood in
his way," Izvestia said. By "the spy,"
Izvestia apparently was referring to the
intended recipient of Peterson's
After Peterson was seized, Izvestia
said, Ambassador Toon was summoned
to the Foreign Ministry and told she
must leave the country. Western sour-
ces said, however, that Peterson was
declared "persona non grata" only af-
ter her departure last summer.
Izvestia described the Newark, N.J.,
espionage trial of Soviet United Nations
employees Valdik Enger, 39, and
Rudolf Chernyayev, 43, as "theatrical
buffoonery." The two pleaded innocent
last Tuesday to charges they conspired
to pass U.S. Navy national defense
secrets to Moscow.
West Bank settlers battle PLO
MEKHOLA, Occupied West Bank Organization (PLO)-said its raiders sweltering fields in the Jordan Rift
(AP)-Israeli farmers, blasted from attacked the settlement and left Fatah Valley.
their beds by gunfire and explosions at flags flying from its barbed wire fence. The only problem, joked Moshe
2 a.m. yesterday, fought off an attack The army said the three guerrillas Hacarmi, "is the air conditioning is
on this occupied West Bank settlement who escaped probably forded the Jor- shot out in one house." Coolers are vital
by four Palestinian guerrillas and dan River border, two miles east of the in this steaming valley where midday
killed one of the invaders. settlement, and returned to Jordan. summer temperatures soar over 100
No casualties were reported among The attack came hours before the degrees.
the 30 families of this moshav, a collec- Israeli cabinet began the second in "I hear shooting and took the children
tive farm run by the National Religious series of Jerusalem debates on and we crawled into the shelter," said
Party. proposals for the future of the occupied Zippi Elias, 27, recounting the attack.
IN BEIRUT, a spokespersonifor Al West Bank, captured from Jordan in WHILE SHE AND the children, aged
Fatah-largest guerrilla army in the 1967 Mideast war. 2 and 4, kept their heads down, her
Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation the 1967 Mideastwar. husband, Shlomo, 27, opened fire from a
IT WAS THE first guerrilla raid into window at the infiltrators who had
Israel or Israeli-occupied territory sin- reached the center of the settlement.
ce the March 11 attack in which 35 The action lasted about 10 minutes.
Israelis were killed on the Tel Aviv- Each of its concrete houses has its
Haifa highway. That strike triggered own interior shelter and each family
Israel's March 15 invasion of southern has an automatic rifle. The outpost is
bd c a st Lebanon to drive guerrillas away from ringed by multiple wire fences and
the border. watchtowers.
tronic systems in recording floor The last major incursion from Jordan Thereare about 50 Jewish settlemen-
proceedings. was in November 1974 when guerrillas ts in the West Bank, which Israel's con-
NOW, TECHNICIANS employed by occupied an apartment house in the servative government sees as part of
Congress sit inside the chamber and Israeli town of Beit Shean, eight miles the biblical Jewish homeland.
man the equipment which feeds into the north of Mekhola. The three invaders Washington says they are obstacles to
radio-television gallery. The killed four Israelis before being slain by peace. Mekhola is the northernmost of
technicians decide what to give the troops who stormed the building. 15 West Bank enclaves along theJordan
King Hussein ousted the guerrillas River.
radioreporters in the gallery. from their bases in Jordan in 1971, Meanwhile, Prime Minister
coalition, said a letter will be sent to halting a four year spatge of Menachem Begin's cabinet failed for
coalitiosakid Tha s l r ill esn t Palestinian raids into Israel that often the second time in as many weeks to
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill asking brought bloody reprisals. reach a decision in its critical West
for the right to have private technicians SIX HOURS AFTER the latest at- Bank policy debate.
Stack, Israeli farmers were hack in their
D.. ntrnreals xprinc
WASHINGTON (AP)-For the first
time in the history of the House of
Representatives, the sound of a
session's opening gavel was heard live
yesterday by radio audiences
throughout the United States.
As Rep. Albert Gore (D-Tenn.) said
in a floor speech minutes later, "We are
giving the American people a chance to
hear exactly what is said in this cham-
ber." About a dozen congressmen were
in the chamber for the first historic
THE HAPPENINGS in the House
chamber were piped to the House
Radio-Television Gallery, and a
monitor screen visually enabled
correspondents to identify speakers.
Correspondents can broadcast live
from the gallery but not from the
The Coalition for Professional Broad-
cast Coverage of the House Floor,
which consists of the three major net-
works and other news organizations,
has been pressing congressional
leaders for the right to use their elec-
& we have them both
at the UNION -
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congressman," explained Jean-Gilles.
He said he liked reading about "current
issues and what people think the
congressman is really like. A lot of
work is put into answering each and
Jean-Gilles is not unfamiliar to
foreign affairs. Born in Haiti, he has
lived in the U.S. for 10 years and speaks
fluent French. He also spent last sum-
mer with a family in Japan as.a mem-
ber of the Youth for Understanding
Jean-Gilles called his trip to Japan "a
fascinating- experience." He travelled
throughout the country "from Tokyo to
"THE PLACES I went they'd never
seen a black before," said the local
student. A friend of the Japanese-
familynasked to touch 's hairhbecause,
as Jean-Gilles explained, shehad never
seen it before and wanted to find out
what it felt like.
"There were moments when I felt
ignorant. Our culture doesn't prepare
you for other cultures that you deal with
frequently. When I say 'Japan,' it
means more to me than when my frien-
ds say 'Japan.' When I say 'Haiti,' " it
means more to me than when my frien-
ds say 'Haiti,' "Jean-Gilles said.
"The whole western world has a very
narrow idea of what's outside the
Western world. We have it all here,
we're the tops in everything," he com-
"WE HAVE a ways to go before we
can go to those countries and not be a
typical ignorant American," claimed
Jean-Gilles plans to major in English
at Michigan State University in the fall.
"There's a- lot of writing com-
munication in government," he ex-
plained.,Jean-Gilles said he wants to
improve his speaking abilities, too.
"You can't get by on slogans only."
- The recent graduate described Pur-
sell asa "warm person. He took me out
to lunch my first day. I was surprised
and happy," he said.
JEAN-GILLES got the internship by
participating in Washington Workshop,
a week-long excursion to the capital for
high school students. He also attributes
his opportunity to one of his teachers at
Community High School, Herb Ellis.
"My _relationship with that high
school will never end, because it really
did start me."
In the fall, Jean-Gilles plans to work
on elections. He believes in beginning at
the bottom and working his way up.
"You'll never make it to the top of the
ladder," said Jean-Gilles, "if you don't
start at the bottom."