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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, May 24, 1985
FATHER, SON WAIT FOR TRIAL
Navy officials say spy sent U.S. secrets to Soviets

WASHINGTON (UPI) - A 22-year-old sailor on Although officials still were trying to determine
the aircraft carrier Nimitz, part of an accused just how seriously U.S. security was breached by
father-son spy team, had access to top secret in- the undercover team, a Navy official said the
formation on how the United States tracks Soviet younger Walker had access to top secret infor-
submarines, Navy officials said yesterday. mation, including American intelligence on the
Michael Lance Walker, a seaman on the locations of Soviet submarines. Such information
nuclear-powered Nimitz, and his father, John was available in the combat information center on
Walker Jr., 47, a retired Navy officer turned the Nimitz, the 90,00-flagship of the U.S. carrier
private detective, are accused of running an fleet, the official said.
elaborate spying team that slipped secrets to the Walker's security clearance gave him access to
Soviet Union. information about the location of Soviet surface
ships, but did not include the submarines.
FROM HIS jail cell in Baltimore where he is However, the official said, Walker had regular ac-
being held without bond on espionage charges, the cess to the combat information center on the ship.
elder Walker said he felt like a "celebrity" and SUCH INFORMATION is important for what it
compared his notoriety to that of Nazi criminal shows about the accuracy of U.S. surveillance, of-
Adolph Eichmann. ficials said, rather than for the information itself.

Reconnaissance planes aboard the Nimitz
regularly scout out locations of Soviet vessels.
Navy investigators found a box bulging with 15
pounds of classified papers and photographs next
to the younger Walker's bunk, including documen-
ts that Walker was not supposed to have.
Further, FBI officials said they suspected the
elder Walker had been spying for at least 15 years,
well before his retirement in 1976 as a chief
warrant officer with a top-secret security clear-
ance. Walker's assignment for most of his Navy
career was communications and sensitive
military codes.
SOURCES TOLD United Press International the
elder Walker's former wife and daughter tipped
off the FBI to the spy activities but would not
provide details.

Charges were brought in Baltimore against both
Walkers, where the elder Walker is being held.
He said he was interrogated by FBI agents for
about two hours after his arrest but declined to
discuss his son's involvement. "I can't think of
anything I could say without getting my ass in
trouble with my attorney," Walker told the
newspaper.
Michael Walker is being held aboard the Nimitz
in Haifa Bay off Israel, and the Navy said Thur-
sday he will be prosecuted ina civilian rather than
a military court. The Navy also said it was not
clear when he would be returned to the United
States.
Conviction on the charges could mean life in
prison.

Officers testify against alleged vandals

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"You will not hear any evidence or argument that
the sign is offensive to some people," she said. "We
are here to decide if Mary Emanoil and Jennifer Ak-
firat willfully defaced the sign in the early morning
hours of March 7."
Arresting officer Norman Melby testified that he
found a gallon of paint, a paintbrush, an egg carton,
and a spray can on the billboard's catwalk. And
"when we looked at the sign it had fresh paint on it,"
he said.
AFTER investigating the area, Melby and his par-
tner continued to patrol west of Main Street. "On
West Huron, we saw a parked car with a group of
people standing around it. At that time in the morning
(2:40 a.m.) a crowd is unusual and there had been a
lot of crime in that area," Melby said.
According to Melby, the policemen approached the
car and Emanoil and Akfirat emerged.

Melby sasid he noticed paint on Emanoil's hands
and face, and "the paint on Ms. Akfirat's hands appeared
to be the same color as the paint on the billboard - a
whitish blue."
MELBY also said there were paint smears on the
car's upholstery. "The comment they made was that
they had been painting at a friend's house, but they
gave no name (of a friend) or address," melby said.
Melby's partner, Joseph Campbell agreed with
Melby's testimony. He said that when the women
emerged from the car, they were covered with paint.
"Officer Melby asked, 'Where have you been pain-
ting this evening? What have you been painting?,' "
Campbell said.
Campbell said he didn't believe the women's
response because "... Ms. Emanoil wore a t-shirt
with a slogan on it. . . 'Take Back the Night.' "
The defendants' attorneys, Stanley Pollack and
Molly Reno, will present their side of the case today.

Akfirat
... awaits verdict

Emanoil
... remains hopeful

HAPPENINGS

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Friday
Highlight
Grab your partner and stomp your feet with
the International Folk Dance Club. Don't be
shy, beginners are welcome. Lessons are at 8
p.m. and open request dancing is at 9:30 p.m.
at 1608 S. University, Angell Elementary School
Films
Ann Arbor Film Coop - The Horse's Mouth,
7:30 p.m.; The Lady Killers, 9:15 p.m., Natural
Science Aud.
Cinema Guild - It Happened One Night, 7:30
p.m.; Bringing Up Baby, 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema II - Dead Ringer, 7:30 p.m.;
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, 9:40 p.m.,
MLB4.
Michigan Theater Foundation - The Year of
Living Dangerously, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan
Theater.
Meetings
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship -
Bible Study, 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.

take him to the Hands-on-Museum. The kite
workshop is $8 and starts at 10 a.m.
Each child will make a kite to take home and
a kite made by the whole class will be put
on display at the museum. Pre-registration is
necessary.
Films
Ann Arbor Film Coop - Bridge on the River
Kwai, 8p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema I- African Queen, 7:30 &9:30 p.m.,
Natural Science Aud.
Michigan Theater Foundation - Against All
Odds, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema Guild - A Day at the Races, 7:30
p.m.; Animal Crackers, 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2 p.m., 1433 Mason
Hall.
Miscellaneous
Museum of Art - Demonstration of pottery
techniques by James Leacock and Vincent
Soldacki, 2 p.m., Museum of Art.

Films self with Smokers and Get Good Results," at
Michigan Theater Foundation - 2001: Athe next meeting of G.A.S.P., the Group Ad-
Spc dyase, ,4 & 7 n p. icgn T vocating Smokeless Places. The assertiveness
training course will be in the Community
Cinema Guild - David Copperfield, 7 & 9:30 Room of the Maple Health Building, 501 N.
p.m., MLB4.Maple Rd. at 7 p.m.
Meetings Films
His House Christian Fellowship - Dinner, Michigan Theater Foundation - Dr.
6:30 p.m., Bible Study, 7 p.m., 925 E. Ann Strangelove, 7:10 & 9 p.m., Michigan
Street,Theater
University Lutheran Chapel - Worship, 9:30
a.m.,1511 Washtenaw. Speakers
M ondaRudolf Steiner Institute - Prof. E. Katz,
Tuesday Introductions to Rudolf Steiner's
Highlight Thought, "Mystery, Wisdom and Fairy Tales,"
8 p.m., Rudolf Steiner Institute, 1923 Geddes
Ave.
It's Memorial Day ! Find a picnic, parade or
just a nice, quiet hammock. This day is to
honor those killed in defense of their country.
For many it also marks the first day the pool is Miscellaneous
open and it's permissable to wear white pants.
Films Extension Service - Four-day conference,
"The Roofing Industry Education Institute,"
Michigan Theater Foundation : 2001: A 7:45 a.m., 2nd floor concourse, Michigan
Space Odyssey, 7 & 9:35 pmMcia League.
etrm.MMichigan Mcrocomputer Education Center -
Workshops, "Introduction to Spreadsheeting,"
10 a.m.; "Micropro WordStar, Pt II," 1 p.m.,
Tuesday School of Education Building.
Museum of Art - Art Break, special lecture
Highlight tours, "East Indian Sculpture," 12:10 p.m.,
Stop gaspung and learn "How to Assert Your Museum of Art.

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Sunday
Saturday Highlight -
Highlight Get in thesummer vacation mood with a tour
of "Landscapes and Seascapes". The lecture
Go fly a kite! Grab a 7-or 8-year-old and tour begins at 2 p.m., at the Museum of Art.

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