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Page 6-Wednesday, June 28, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Russians
(Continued from Page 1)
Crawford's arrest was believed to
have been in retaliation for the arrest of
the two Russians, Valdik Aleksan-
drovich Enger, 39, and Rudlph
Petrovich Chernyayev, 43, who were
accused of accepting "doctored" U.S.
defense secrets from an unidentified
U.S. Navy officer who was cooperating
with the FBI. They were released Mon-
day to the Soviet ambassador in the
United States.
Crawford is to be held in Moscow and
the two Russians in the United states to
await their trials, but there was
speculation all three would be snt home
in another exchange either before or
just after the trials.
WHITNEY AND PIPER said the ar-
ticles that apparently got them in
trouble with Soviet officials dealt with
dissident Zviad Gamaskhurdia. They
quoted friends of Gamsakhurdia as
saying his confession had been
fabricated by authorities. Gamsakhur-
dia was convicted of "anti-Soviet
agitation and propoganda" and senten-
ced to five years of imprisonment and
banishment.
Both reporters said they refused to
sign the summonses but would appear
in court without lawyers or inter -
preters.
Whitney, former Times bureau chief
in Saigon and Bonn, has been in
Moscow less than a year, while Piper is
in his fourth year in the Soviet capital.
"IT IS POSSIBLE this case was
cooked up to tie in with the Crawford af-
fair, but then didn't get turned off in
time," Piper said. "My own impression
is that it is part of continuing efforts to

accuse U.S. reporters of slander

intimidate foreign correspondents."
Whitney said he and Piper were "told
by the Foreign Ministry that it would be
strongly advisable for us to respect the
court and to appear before it . . . and
that's what we plan to do."
He said he believed "the state Soviet
radio and television committee is
bringing a suit of defamation against
us, but we don't really have any
details."
AT THE OTHER end of Moscow,
Soviet police escorted Crawford, 43, to
the Intourist Hotel and hustled him into
his 18th floor room without telling U.S.
or International Harvester officials, or
his fiancee, Virginia Olbrish.
Olbrish ran to the elevator, went up-
stairs and pounded on Crawford's door.
A miad let her in and she and Crawford
embraced. Both were crying. Two
plainclothes police stood on either side
of Crawford, and more Russians could
be seen inside the room.
Wearing a red hunting jacket, blue
jeans and cowboy boots, Crawford
looked pale and shaken, but said he was
in good health. "I'm fine. No
problems," he said. "I'm glad to be
here. "
LATER, ACCOMPANIED by U.S. of-
ficials, Crawford went to the U.S. Em-
bassy and then out to dinner with
Olbrish. he and Olbrish plan to marry in
August.
Western diplomatic sources here
believe Crawford's arrest and the slan-
der charge are part of a Soviet cam-
paign to intimidate the American
community in Moscow in retaliation for
the arrests of the two Russians.

In Baltimore, Md., Paul Banker,
managing editor of The Balitimore Sun,
said: "We have no clues as to what the
charges are about. Knowing Mr.
Piper's competency as a reporter, we
are astonished at the charge."
In New York, A.M. Rosenthal,
executive editor of The New York
Times, said, "We are deeply disturbed
by the order handed down by Soviet
authorities requiring Craig Whitney.. .
to appear in court. This highly unusual
act impinges on the rights of

correspondents to perform their duties
in a normal manner. Craig Whitney is a
highly experienced and skilled
correspondent and we have every con-
fidence that he performed his duties in
the proper manner."
In Washington, White House
spokesman Jody Powll said President
Carter was "quite concerned" about
the charges against the reporters. He
said the White House is trying to set
specific details about the matter.

Seminars offer frosh
more personal touch

(Continuedfrom Page3)
these faculty members than just using
the present faculty," he explained.
Right now three professors emeriti
have been contacted to teach seminars
in the fall, and there are plans to use
more of them during future terms.
Each of the seminar classes counts
toward the fulfillment of the college's
distribution requirements in the three
basic areas of humanities, social scien-
ces and natural sciences. Presently, the
program contains only one natural
science course. The bulk of the offered
classes deal with the humanities.
"We realize that we are weak in the
area of natural sciences," said Knott.
"Faculty members in that area are
more pressed to teach a great number
of classes and are kept from being able

to teach seminars."
A GENERAL distribution seminar in
mathematics, titledu"Topics in
Mathematics," is being offered.
Other courses offered include:
"Madness, Despair, Alienation and
Other Normalities in Modern
Literature," "Creativity, Media and
Society," which deals with the presence
or absence of creative effort in radio,
television and film today, "Geography
and inequality," which will cover the
roots, circumstances and patterns of
inequality, and "Revolutionary
Leaders: History and Non-violence."
Freshpersons have been registering
for the fall seminars at the summer
orientation sessions and several of the
courses have already been filled.

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