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Tuesday, September 23, 1975
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Poisonous Toxin Hearings Reveal What's Under Rock TODAY, Tuesday, September M, 1175 5A WASHINGTON - William .Colby began the recent series of CIA hearings before the Church .committee with the convincing show of regret for the fact that his agency disobeyed a presidential order, cached huge amounts of super - poison and Jeopardized an international agreement on biological warfare. Never apologize, never explain, Is the true CIA spirit; and Deputy Director Thomas Keramessines tried to dismiss the affair of the toxin as not very important. When a senator referred to biological warfare, Keramessines broke in to ask whether he was certain that the toxin was biological, rather than chemical. "Biological sounds terrible. Chemical sounds a little better." Yes - like "Incursion" for Invasion. The CIA thinks in doubledouble - talk. When Senator Schweicker dwelt on the astounding destructive power of this toxin - one ounce can kill many tens of thousands of people - KeramessinesKeramessines almost shouted: "It's not as bad as the atom bomb, sir; and we've got plenty of those around." So what's - wrong with having a super - poison the president knows nothing about? Even scarier was the appearance of Richard Helms, former director Gamj Wills ! tdrnnMM and our present ambassador to Iran, who said he understood and sympathized with Dr. Nathan Gordon's decision to save the expensive and deadly poison. Helms said that his own insubordinate underling "was not doing something criminal or dirty or anything else." Then what on earth was he doing? Helms claimed he was "yielding to that human Impulse of the greater good." Dr. Gordon was choosing a greater good than presidential command, the CIA charter, the United States Constitution, his director's policy - somethingsomething higher than the highest national law, and higher than the agreements of international law. Those who have watched the Church committee at - work cannot ex - Dect verv serious result frnm thi In. vestlgation. They may be right. But usi u air me views or tnese astound - Ine men is a nubile service. These hearings have lifted the rock just an Inch or so - and look at the scurrying. i; Public Ahead of Politicians On Food Exportation Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nothing is more fleeting than the life span of an idea which has crashed the party. At the recent Foreign Relations Committee hearing where Chairman Sparkman and others listened to a panel of pollsters, one pollster ventured the opinion that the American people in their hearts did not believe in a world food policy of 'one mouth, one meal.' All you had todowas look 'down the' line of listening Senators, and you could see why none of these men would associate himself with hostility to "one mouth, one meal." Javits and Sparkman are Foreign Aid yes - men. Humphrey is a humanitarian careerist. McGovem's state of South Dakota will put wheat products down the gullet of Hottentots for as long as the taxpayers are assessed to pay the tab. So far as this, committer on. For. eign Relations was concerned, perish the thought that Americans object to exporting food for which they pay. But there has been discussion of the subject in other places, and I would surmise that here is another instance where public opinion is several strides ahead of political expression. An article in Science magazine relates food to territory. It is as if the receivers of our largesse had organized, marched on and seized sections of the croplands of the Dakotas, Georgia, upstate New York and other OS Holmes Alexander IvMlcatta CalumMil yielding acres which are represented In Congress. Not onlyjdoes population feeding Increasefthe population of foreigners who are annually dependent on the U.S., but it draws down supplies at home, and it troubles the fretful world with peoples who increase global problems and do nothing whatever toward solving them. Our wealthy nation is the creature of producers, not of consumers; jhe economic miracle "which "we" experience every day is the result of competition, and of jnotiyated reward seeking. If therels the remotest chance of. a have - not nation' becoming self - sufficient,sufficient, we mar that opportunity when we regularly ship the' food. How long it takes our rulers to catch up will depend on when a majority In Congress would vote for some such resolution as this: "That such Improvement and prosperity as the world has enjoyed come entirely from men and women who produce under competition; further, that our domestic and foreign policy should be adjusted to that truth which we hold to be self - evident." Marijuana Laws Relaxed, But Drug Is Much Stronger Alaska's Supreme Court decided this year that marijuana is not all that bad. As of now, possession for personal use Is legal. In Oregon, Texas and California pot users get off with little more than a traffic ticket. But before other states adopt this degree of tolerance, they might want to consider this: The grass kids are buying in the schoolyard parking lot for $10 a "lid" which is not what it used to be. Most of the marijuana consumed in the United States in 1969 was grown in this country; its THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content was' less than one - fifth of 1 percent, probably not seriously damaging. By 1970 Mexican marijuana began coming into the United States in such quantity that it monopolized the market. This Mexican variety's potency Paul Harvey Syndic! CeJvmnltl A Bicentennial Calendar YWJ.IUHAVE TO IHINfc ABOUT.., SpU - b23,1775 Yankee Gen Jedediah Bastwlck has London showered with handbills urging all "gentlemen volunteers from 3 - 9 - to 6T "'to loin the American army. "No persons well and afive will be refusedji , . . tn Iiiiw averaged five times more than our home - grown grass. (Some samplings were 10 times more potent.) Then, beginning about 20 months ago, Jamaican and Colombian marijuana was surreptitiously airlifted into the United States. The potency of the Jamaican - ColombianColombian variety is 15 to 20 times greater than our 1960s' vintage. So what has happened is that our research, lagging years behind, misled lawmakers concerning the relative harmlessness of the' weed. Suddenly in 1974, hospital emer gency rooms in 790 cities reported a m percent increase in episodes involving marijuana. ha From these reports and from police confiscation we learn that a whole new dimension has been added to the problem. Liquid hashish (marijuana oil) is being marketed with an average potency 150 to 450 times, stronger than home - grown marijuana' of the 1960s I The Senate Judiciary .Committee has had a subcommittee re - evaluating the marijuana epidemic. As a result, the University of Mississippi has been designated to Issue updates as promptly as possible on the pyramiding potency of the hash now coming into the United States. At the same time, an interim report on the effects of the newer, stronger liquid hashish indicates some fundamental biological problems among users. Pending a complete re - evaluatlon, lawmakers might well' sit tight with existing laws lest they unwittingly set ' loose a lion In the streets. Fetching the Frisbee 'Going to the Dogs ' TOOAY - p tnndwM HYPER HANK LEAPS INTO ACTION . . . chasing Frisbees a 'natural' PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The world Isn't going to the dogs fast enough to suit Eldon Mclntlre. He wants the International Frisbee Association to let dogs compete in its championships. Mdntlre'i pal, Hyper Hank - star of peanut butter commercials - Is dog with special talents. He won tast year's Fearless Fido Frisbee Fetching Fracas at California State University at Fullerton and most recently was mentioned In Dr. Stanley Johnson's book on the subject. "Frisbee - A Practicloner's Manual and Definitive Treatise." Mclntlre, who Is from Monrovia, Calif., Is pressuring the IFA to give the dogs their day by opening a canine catching competition category. Hyper Hank chased Frisbees on television Aug. 24 with four other dogs. The scene was the Rose Bowl, site of the IFA's upcoming World . Championships. "You wouldn't believe the way they go after them." said Mclntlre. "I think he (Hyper Hank) actually believes it's alive. It floats In a natural way - It'i really hypnotic." - Mclntlre said he doesn't want to put anybody down. but. "If they can put wrist wrestling on Wide World of Sports, they can have canine Frisbee competitions." Irv Lander of nearby Van Nuys, director of the IFA, agrees. "I worked out a whole range of categories like sense of direction, depth perception, leaping ability, enthusiasm, agility, scored on a range of one to 10 points," he said. Hyper Hank Is about the most consistent catcher he has seen, Lander said, but an Ohio whippet named Ashley Is the most spectacular. "Ashley can leap eight feet into the air to make a catch," he added. Lander said dogs and people should have separate competition. "The IFA championships are really a people thing," he said. Hirohito: Didn't Plan Pearl Harbor TOKYO (AP) - Emperor Hirohito, preparing to visit the United States next week, denied Monday he helped plan the Pearl Harbor attack, and said of his half - century reign "the lowest point, it, needless to say, the last war." He uld the high point of his rule was his visit to Europe in 1971 and that his upcoming American tour, the first by a reigning Japanese emperor, would rank alongside it. Asked In a rare audience with 31 foreign newsmen whether he planned to say anything about the war during the U.S. trip Oct. 1 - 14, he said, "I am studying this problem at presenrso I would like to refrain from talking about It."" As to whether he had approved the Dec. 7, 1941 naval bombing of the U.S. fleet In Honolulu, and how long before he had been aware of the attack plan, the 74 - year - old monarch declared: "It Is a fact that I received reports on military operaUons beforehand. But I only re - , celved those reports after everything, down to 'the most minute detail, had been decided upon by the suit of the high command of the fighting services. Concerning affairs of a political nature or those relating to the high command of the fighting services, I believe I acted according to the provisions of the constitution." Asked If he could recall whether he had any personal feeling that Japan's military leaders in the late 1930s were leading Japan Into a "fruitless misadventure," the emperor leaned forward and replied: "There may have been such facts as you have mentioned but there are still many people alive who were Involved at the time in these affairs. And If 1 jald anything now, 1 "might lie criticizing the military authorities of the time. I would like to refrain from doing that." He was emphatic, however, when asked whether the Japanese people were still capable of being easily led Into militarism again. "No, I do not have any worries about that possibility because that Is prohibited by the constitution," he said. 7 am studying this problem at present (whether or not to talk about the war while visit - Ing the U.S.) so I would like to refrain from talking about It' Emperor Hirohito He added it was not "recognized In the constitution that Japan could become 'again a great military power." The 1947 constitution, Inspired by the United States, specifically bans war u an Instrument of foreign policy and prohibits Japan's rearmament. While Indicating he was .Whllejndlcatlng he was satls. - fled with his new, virtually figurehead role as symbol of the state, the emperor noted with some warmth that "the basis of Japan's democracy" date from his grandfather, the Emperor Meijl. The 1947 constitution Is credited with Introducing democracy to Japan, an idea the emperor Indicated he believes Is somewhat exag - e rated. 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