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The Michigan Daily
Vol LXXXV, No. 25-S Ann Arbor, Michigan--Wednesday, June I'1, 1975 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Probe on CIA released.

WASHINGTON 0P) - The Central In-
telligence Agency (CIA) conducted a
number of "plainly unlawful" domestic
operations, including opening of mail
and surveillance of U. S. citizens, which
violated the rights of Americans, ac-
cording to the Rockefeller Commission.
In a 300-page report made public yes-
terday, the panel headed by Vice Presi-
dent Nelson Rockefeller, disclosed for
the first time that the CIA had admin-
istered drugs to unsuspecting human
guinea pigs, monitored long-distance
phone calls, infiltrated a congressional
campaign and contributed its secret
ftnds to a Nixon Administration project.
SOME OF these activities, which are
all reportedly terminated, "were initiat-
ed or ordered by Presidents, either di-
rectly or indirectly," the commission

Illegal domestic spying verified
However, the eight-member panel such as the gathering of files on antiwar
concluded that "the great majority of radicals and other domestic dissidents.
the CIA's domestic activities comply" However, the report also described the
with the agency charter barring it from following previously undisclosed domes-
internal security functions. The com- tic activities which the commission said
mission offered 30 recommendations, in- were either illegal or improper:
cluding creation of a joint congressional s "A clearly illegal" program to teat
committee to oversee all CIA opera- the influence of strong behavior-modi-
tions, designed to prevent future viola-
tions. fying drugs on humans, including the
lions, Cadministration of LSD to persons with-
comment CIA spokesman declined immediate out their knowledge. The program lasted
comment on the report as agency of- from 1953 to 1963 and on one occasion an
ficials studied the document. Army employe was killed when he
THE REPORT, which is the result of a jumped from a 1oth floor window sever-
five-month investigation ordered by al days after being given a dose of
President Ford, described in detail a LSD. The commission received other re-
number of already reported operations ports of test subjects becoming ill for

hours or days and of one person requir-
ing hospitalization.
* The infiltration of a CIA agent into
the campaign of an unidentified congres-
sional candidate sometime during the
1970s. The agent furnished the CIA with
reports "of behind the scenes activities
in the campaign."
. The collection of information on
long-distance phone calls in 1972 and
1973 between Western Hemisphere coun-
tries. The agency contended that no use
was ever made of the information, which
did not include the content of conversa-
tions, but the commission cited a
March, 1972, memorandum which "in-
dicates that the names of the Americans
participating in such calls were at least
checked against other CIA records to de-
termine if they were of 'possible opera-
tions interest."'

Atty. Gen. to review
assassination charges

WASHINGTON NP)--Atty. Gen. Edward Levi
will review the allegations of Central In-
telligence Agency plots to assassinate foreign
leaders before charting the Justice Depart-
ment's course on the matter, an aide said
Robert Havel, the department's public in-
formation director, said Levi was awaiting a
copy of the Rockefeller Commission's secret
report on the assassination-plot allegations and
additional information promised by President
LEVI ALSO was considering how to proceed
on the public portion of the Rockefeller Com-
mission report, dealing with allegations of
illegal domestic CIA activities, Havel said.
A department task force, including repre-
sentatives of the department's criminal and
civil rights divisions and the deputy attorney
general's office, has been investigating allega-
tions of domestic wrongdoing by the CIA for
about five months.
The President said Monday night he was
referring both matters to the department for
possible prosecution.
DEPARTMENT officials have begun an in-
formal review of the laws which might apply
to the allegations.
Questioned about the statutes which might
bear on the assassination allegations, depart-

ment spokesman Robert Stevenson said,
"We're just looking into them. This is all ex-
ploratory and hypothetical."
But he said the possibilities include:
-The Logan Act which makes it a federal
crime for an unauthorized person to influence
the foreign policy, of another nation.
-A statute making it a federal crime for
an American to mount an illegal expedition
against a foreign country.
ANOTHER potentially applicable statute is
the federal law making it a crime to conspire
to violate a state law, in this situation state
laws against murder.
But federal prosecution under that statute
requires proof that interstate facilities were
used in the conspiracy.
The possibility of applying state laws or the
federal statute prohibiting conspiracies to vio-
late state law is based on the assumption that
the planning of any assassination attempts
took place within the U.S-even though any
a c t u a I assassination attempts presumably
would have taken place outside the U.S.
The Logan Act and the laws against illegal
expeditions and conspiracies to violate state
laws are restricted by the standard five-year
federal statute of limitations, meaning that
an individual cannot be prosecuted for an
offense he committed more than five years

'U' women win right to qualify
for intercollegiate sport award

In a resounding 17-1 vote, the University Board of Intercol-
legiate Athletics moved last night to make women eligible
for the letter "M" award-a prize traditionally available only
to male athletes.
The controversial action, which has been hotly contested
by a myriad of University coaches and alumni, culminates
over two months of debate between proponents who have
defended the equality of female and male athletes, and op-
ponents of the action who have argued that awarding the
yellow block "M" patch to varsity women would "dilute" the
value of the award and "make it worthless."
ALUMNUS BOARD member Roger Zatkoff, former line-
backer for the Wolverines in 1952, and a former all star
See WOMEN, Page 9

'If this comes to pass,
it w i I I minimize the
value of the 'M' in the
eyes of not only our
players, but the public
who places such a high
value on it.'
-Bo Schembechler
(before the vote)

Light living
The newest thing in nest lighting and heating systems is dem-
onstrated here by a robin who has set up housekeeping on a
traffic signal in St. Paul, Minn. Offspring are provided with
extra protection in this abode where caution flashes every
few seconds.

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