The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on March 22, 1975 · Page 41
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Ex-BYU Security Officer Tells of Intrigue, Spying By Garry J. Moes Associated Press Writer PROVO - A former under- 'and harassment pervades a Targe part of campus life at the Mormon church-owned school. Joseph "Skip" Morrow, who says he quit, the security force in disgust in late 1973, said he personally was asked to take spying assignments which he considered beyond the responsibilities of a law- enforcement agency. BYU Graduate Morrow, who says he remains a loya! member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, graduated from the 25,000-student Mor- rnon institution last year and now works in a quick-stop grocery store in Springville, Utah. _ BYU Security Chief Robert Kelshaw denies the charges. "We haven't done anything any other police department hasn't done," Kelshaw said, adding that his operation is open to public scrutiny. "We have nothing to hide," he said. Morrow says he isn't ready to charge that anything illegal was done, but he says he thinks many activities come close to being illegal. Security Force "The BYU security force pays no attention to the human rights of anyone on this campus — faculty or students. It's 'Big .Brother' all the way, They harrass innocent people. Everybody can be under investigation. It's the atmosphere. They keep files on everybody for any reason. Only God knows what they keep on file on people in this school," Morrow said. He said BYU undercover agents have used electronic devices to spy on students both on and off campus, in dormitories, private apartments, married student housing and in the streets. 'Witch Hunts' Morrow said "witch hunts" are conducted especially for drug abusers and homosexuals. Kelshaw denied that dormitories or other student housing facilities have been bugged per se, but he did admit that electronic recording devices have been planted on students in order to gather information on roommates and acquaintances. He also admitted that there has been some off-campus surveillance as far away as Salt Lake City. Kelshaw also acknowledged, as Morrow alleged, that searches of dorms and other student housing units have taken place without bona fide search warrants. But Kelshaw said no search has been conducted without verbal permission or a signed statement of acquiesence from the students involved. Morrow .said the statement signed by all students at time of admission to follow the rules and policies of the university is often regarded by security personnel as "permission enough." Morrow said he was asked several times to carry hidden electronic devices. One such assignment was to look for drugs at an all-male party of students whose wives were at a church "Relief Society" meeting. He said he never completed the assignment Brigham Young University President Dallin H. Oaks late Friday, responding to the former undercover agent's charges, that said "an atmosphere of intrigue, spying, censorship and harassment exists on the BYU campus," replied, "Nonsense!" "We make every possible effort to conduct all university operations well within the requirements of the law. That includes the activities of our security office," said President Oaks, who is also a lawyer. The university leader also said he had nothing to add at this time to BYU security chief Robert Kelshaw's admission in the article that electronic recording devices have been planted on students in order to gather information on roommates and acquaintances and searches were conducted of dorms or other student housing units with bona fide search warrants. No Incidents When asked if BYU security agents checked known homosexual haunts looking for BYU students, President Oaks replied that he personally didn't know of any inci- dences but he wouldn't be surprised if security office had made such investigations over a period of time. Then, when President Oaks was asked if. there was a more widespread campaign to find drug abusers and homosexuals among BYU students, he replied: "Our security force is charged with helping protect our university from influences that we try to exclude from our university community. Two influences we wish to exclude from the BYU community are active homosexuals and drug users, and these subjects are therefore among those with which our security force is concerned. But, fortunately such occurrences are relatively rare . . ." he said. "We don't have a campus- wide surveillance organization looking over the shoulders of BYU students. We don't have need of that and would consider that land of atmosphere at odds with the spirit of our campus and the learning enterprise, in any case," Dr. Oaks said. "I'm sorry it is necessary to have a security office at all, just as I am sorry that we need to employ so many police in our cities, state and. nation, but unfortunately there are influences in our society that make it necessary for us to have some police protection," he said. President Oaks also said he couldn't answer if a student found to be homosexual or a drug user would be expelled. The university follows disciplinary policies and treats each case individually, he said. When asked if the university keeps moral files on students, he replied that the BYU has many types of files, such as health, academic files which would contain personal information, that very sensitive information is kept confidential and that the university has a policy for regularly destroying information for the protection of those involved. Eunice Shriver Receives French Honor Reuters News Agency PARIS — Eunice Shriver, wife of the former U.S. ambassador to Franoe, today received France's Legion of Honor for her work hi helping h andic apped child ren. "If the problems of these children are starting to re- ,ceive wider and more gener- 'ous attnetion, it is thanks to your activities and influence," President Valery Giscard d'Estaing said in presenting the award. The presentation was followed by a lunch attended by Mrs. Shriver's nephew and niece, John and Caroline Kennedy, and Pierre Salinger, press secretary to Mrs. Shriver's late brother, President John F. Kennedy. "I see in you his look and smile and I am delighted that his children are here today," Giscard d'Estaing told Mrs. Shriver. BLOOMIN' SPRING A Cup for the Road All the necessities for a good cup of coffee almost anywhere. Electric coffee pot/percolator, three cups, spoons, sugar and creamer, handy bottle opener too. Black carrying case of Royalite", a lightweight yet durable plastic. Sorry, no mail and phone orders. reg. 45.00 Saturday only 30.00 Luggage, Salt Lake only (3/21) Handy Values Have desk necessities neatly at hand. Great little items to keep or give. Automatic Tape Dispenser, battery operated. Avoid tape tangles. reg. 8.95 2.00 Bulletin Ball, rotating note holder. Room for pencils, too. reg. 6.50, 3.25 Stapler Holder, hand-sized stapler, and staple storage. reg. 3.50, 1.75 Sorry, no mail and phone orders. Stationery, Salt Lake only (3/21) 'aSr^ '« ^ ^irt ^•*»i^- •"»•-' '— *-»•.*. Quilting Time Savings on alt the makings, batting and flannel. Bonded Batting, soft and fluffy polyester. Non-allergenic and mat-resistant. White. 1-lb., 82x96", reg. 5.59 4.49 1i/2-lb., 90x108, reg. 8.29 6.49 2-lb.. 90x108", reg. 10.89 8.49 Cotton Flannel, the softest quilt fabric in brightly colored florals, 45" wide. reg. 1.79 1.29yd. Fabrics. Salt Lake only (3/21) Bright Lights Elegant etched crystal trio with prisms hung on antique brass girandoles. Achromatic crystal, also ruby and amber. reg, 69.95 44.95 Pretty pendant lamp decorated with two-tone rorendels and shiny enamel, center pendant ball. White, yellow, black, orange, green and mustard. Height 15", diameter 16", accommodates 150 watts. reg. 39.95 26.95 Lamps, all stores (3/21) "Jewel" Pillows Barclay pillows ideally balanced for comfort, 80% soft white goose feathers and 20% white goose down. Pretty blue and white ticking. Standard, reg. 15.00, 12.99 Queen, reg. 21.00, 17.99 King, reg. 26.00, 22.99 Domestics, all stores (3/21) Watch This Redact Panasonic color. Rne features include solid-state chassis, automatic fine tuning and tint, new Quintex picture tube. Screen diagonally measured, 19". reg. 439.95 399.00 TV Stereo, Salt Lake only (3/21) MODEL SHOWN Reg. 299.49 SALE 259.99 Decoriums A fascinating hobby. See new aquarium designs handsomely finished with wood trim. Introducing two new styles in saltwater decoriums. Introduction price 39.99 reg, 99.99 Saturday and Monday only Decoriums, Salt Lake and Fashion Place (3/12) The Flafr of Art Deco Sophisticated reproductions of California artist Rosamond. Delicate tones of pearl grey, white,, blue and mauve, all mirror framed. reg. 55.00 39,98 Wall Decor, all stores (3/21) Color Toss-Up Mini decorator pillows of rich, crushed vervet, soft Kapok filling. Knife edge or center button styling, 12". Sorry, no mail and phone orders. reg. 4.00 ea., 1.50 Art and Needlework, Salt Lake and Fashion Place Handsome Stainless Great for the family, great for entertaining as well. "Pistol Grip" pattern, 70-piece set includes; 8 each, dinner and salad forks, knives, spoons, iced tea spoons, oyster forks; 16 teaspoons; 1 each, butter knife, sugar spoon, cold meat fork, berry spoon, gravy ladle and pie server. reg. 29.95 19.95 Housewares, all stores (3/21) Elegant Reflections Louis XlV-inspired Turner mirrors. Float glass specialty designed for true depth of image and brilliant lustre. Richly framed in molded polystyrene finished in Ormulu gold. teft: Elegant wave cap carvings, 33x45". reg. 75.00 45.00 right: Ornate shell and floral carving 43x48 "" reg. 95.00 69.95 Collector's Shop, all stores (3/21) Good Nighfs Sleep Auerbach's Lady Atkins foam and coil mattress with matching box springs. Quality prebuitt corded edge, posturized innerspring and outstanding orthopedic quality. 2-pc. sets Twin, reg. 139.98, 109.99 Full, reg. 159.98, 124.99 Queen, reg. 199.98, 159.99 Dual King, 3-pc. set, reg. 259.98, 209.99. Beauty Glide Frames, Save 20% Twin, Full, Queen, reg. 27.98, 22.33 Dual King, reg. 37.98, 30.38 Sleep Shop, all stores (3/21) MAIL AND PHONE ORDERS FILLED, beyond our delivery area add 65c for 3 yards of fabric, 55c for batting, 85c for stainless, 1.25 for 2 bed pillows; trio lights or pendant lamp,' television mirror decorium nirtnrp mattr*-c an n K springs sent freight collect. Phone orders, dial 328-1188 Salt Lake City, 825-1607 Ogden, 374-2780 Provo, Zenith 737 in outlying delivery areas.' aecoriu ™. P'cture mattre^ and box A.,

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