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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, July 11, 1975

I

CIA trained postal workers in surveillance

WASHINGTON OP) - The CIA
trained postal inspectors in sur-
veillance teclfniques to be used
against persons suspected of
mail crimes, according to au-
thoritative reports.
Chief Postal Inspector William
Cotter, an 18-year CIA veteran,
acknowledged in a telephone in-
terview yesterday that in 1972

he asked the agency to train 22
postal inspectors in the use of
photographic surveillance tech-
niques.
HOWEVER, a congressional
source who said he had inter-
viewed personnel at the Postal
Service training center in Be-
thesda, Md., said that the train-
Fridsv-Mondav at:
7 & 9 p.m. only
Open at 6:45
Sat.-Sun. at:
-3-5-7 9pm
Opensat12.45
WW lived in
a '55 Olds,
loved bubble
M gum, country
music, robbing
filling stations
and .a girl
named
Dixie.

ing also included other surveil-
lance techniques such as the
staking out of a suspect's home,
tailing a car and wiretapping.
Cotter denied any knowledge
of training in these other sur-
veillance methods. He said the
photographic training was for
use in connection with criminal
investigations and acknowledged

that involving the CIA in a law
enforcement activity was a
questionable practice.
"Back at that time I didn't
think of that at all, I admit,"
Cotter said. The 1947 act which
created the CIA states that "the
agency shall have no police, sub-
poena, law enforcement powers,
or internal senri n tmn+ ,',

BACK
IN 1957

CALL T HATRE
FOR SHOWTIMES!
HURRY! VERY
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!
In the coaches of the snowbound Orient Express, 15 people
ore thrown toqether. One is the director ot the line. One is
the world's best detective. One is a worm corpse. And you
quess the rest.
ALBERT FINNEY
LAUREN BACA
MR N AIDi4'11
JACOURI BISSET
JEAN PIERRE CASSE
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ANTHYPERKINS RCE AES OET
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MCHAR YORK .

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WHO'S WIO
IN
THE
WwmDrNIT!

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WW AND TU
CONNY VAN DYKE - JERRY REED. NED BEATTY
DON WILLIAMS' -MEL TILLIS
t,,. STtEVEtSHAGAN * . ucbySTAN CANTER. Jo O 0 55yJ5HN AV5DseN
STHwt4OMASRtCKM5- Mu-DAVE GRUSIN

IN RELATED developments:
-The chairman of a House
Post Office subcommittee said
CIA Director William Colby ad-
mitted in closed-door testimony
yesterday that he made a mis-
take when he informed Presi-
dent Ford last December that
the CIA's 20-year mail opening
program had been coordinated
with the FBI from the beginning.
-Rep. Richard Clay (D-Mo.),
a member of the subcommittee
said he has reason to believt
the FBI has tampered with his
mail.
-A subcommittee staff mem-
ber said that Colby had acknow.
edged 12 instances in which the
mail of CIA employes was
opened.
The CIA assistance to the
Postal Service apparently was
reported by an agency employe
in response to a May 1973 order
from then CIA Director James
Schlesinger to report any activi.
ties "which might be construed
to be outside the legislative
charter of this agency."
A subsequent August 1973
memo- by Colby dealing with a
number of "questionable activ-
ities" reported by agency em
ployes stated that "the assist-
ance provided the Office of the
Chief Postal Inspector by Office
of Technical Services seems ap-
propriate, provided it is essen-
tially defensive in orientation
and would not assist penetration
of the mail."
Both memos were contained
in the report which Colby de-
livered to the President last De-
cember in response to published
allegations that the agency had
conducted a massive, illegal do-
mestic spy operation.
Charley Taylor of the Wash-
ington Redskins has scored 73
touchdowns on pass receptions
in 11 years of pro football.
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SHOWTIMES:
Fridav-Mondav-Tuesdav-Thursdav at:
7 & 9:1O .m. Ooenat 6:45
Saturdav-Sunday-Wednesday at:
1-3:05-5:10-9:25 Ooen at 12:45

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