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Reporter tees off on Ford It- fa WASHINGTON President Ford appeared support private organizations that practice WASHINGTON (AP) The Forty Committee, which played the key role in covert U.S. actions against Chile's Marxist government in the early 1970s and directed support for pro-Western factions in Angola, is getting a new name. Also, its membership is being shuffled. But whether its role will be essentially different under President Ford's intelligence reorganization remains an open question. discrimination was still is effect Told was, she said, "Why, then, do you lend the prestige of your high office to discrimation by golfing at Burning Tree Country Club, which excludes 'There are No federal funds go to Burning Tree Country Club," Ford replied.

Over the last two decades it has evolved as probably the most secretive government organization, sometimes deciding when national security adviser. As secretary of state, Kissinger remains a member. So does the CIA director, George Bush, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. George Brown. The JCS chairman was added during the Nixon administration.

Ford's revamping drops the undersecretary of State for political affairs, currently Joseph Sisco, and the undersecretary of Defense, William Clements. momentarily flustered at his press conference Tuesday night by a question about bis golf playing at a Bethesda, country club that excludes women. -j Associated Press reporter Fraa Lewine asked Ford whether an executive order pro Related stories. Page 6 and where to set the Central Intelligence Agency loose. Its new name is the Operations Advisory Group.

The new chairman is Brent Scowcroft, the lean Air Force lieutenant general who took over from Henry Kissinger late last year as Ford's hibiting activities that support or appear to panel. clfoainiges retails silence FORECAST Edition FINAL Expect fair skies and warm weather with mild nights through Thursday. Winds will be northwesterly 10 to IS mph, becoming light and variable late this evening. Tonight's low should reach the mid 40s with Thursday's high in the mid 80s. cite 15 Cents 4 Sections Austin, Texas.

Wednesday, February 18, 1976 Vol. 105 No. 144 Ford skis eta IMS 4 MOT inoue d9 of 1 -holdup x( iiiiiniHLinmij i i 1 i 1 i i CIA i ft. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Patricia Hearst said today-thai ber participation in a bank robbery so boosted the ego of her chief captor that he strolled confidently through the streets of San Francisco searching for new recruits to terrorism. Miss Hearst, taking the stand In her own defense for the third day, said that shortly after the April IS, 1974, bank, robbery with which she is charged, Symbionese Liberation Army chieftain Donald "Cinque" DeFreeze told her, he was going to ring doorbells and tell people who he was.

He said there was so much support in the neighborhood for the SLA." Miss Hearst said DeFreeze later brought four adults and three children into the SLA hideout on Golden Gate Avenue in a predominantly black section of the city. He introduced her as "Tania," the revolutionary name given to her by the SLA. She said she saw the four adults "several times" and that they purchased groceries and supplies for the fugitives. She said three of the visitors were the same persons who refused to testify for the government last week. They were Jamellea Mumtaz, Retimah and Ronald Tate.

In addition. Miss Hearst said she met a fourth person itroduced to ber only as "Brother AH." She said she was ordered by DeFreeze to tell the visitors "that I had joined the SLA and robbed the bank voluntarily." She said today that after the holdup, SLA member Nancy Ling Perry told her she was fortunate to bave remembered instuctions to say ber name out loud during the robbery. Once back in the hideout, Miss Hearst said, the $10,660 was divided Dine ways "to hold on to, so we would all have mon- 7 Under Ford's proposal, the government would be forced to show probable cause that the mail was to or from "an agent of a foreign power who is engaged in spying, sabotage or terrorism." A executive order that takes effect March 1 also would bar infiltration of domestic organizations, drug tests on unsuspecting humans and illegally obtaining federaltax returns. The CIA would be completely barred from electronic eavesdropping inside the United States, and the National Security Agency would be prohibited from intercepting any "communication which is made from, or is intended by the sender to be received in, the United States." "Unconsented physical searches," apparently including break-ins, would be outlawed within the United States or against U.S. citizens abroad An accompanying document said that the restrictions placed on intelligence activities provided for "limited exceptions" which, for instance, would allow physical surveillance of a U.S.

citizen who is a present or former employe of an intelligence agency or one of its contractors, or is "reasonably believed to be acting on behalf of a foreign power or engaging in international terrorist or narcotics activities or activities threatening the national security." WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford today issued orders barring the CIA and other intelligence agencies from using electronic or physical surveillance to collect information on the domestic activities of most American citizens and organizations. At the same time, he proposed a stiff new secrecy law that would imposecriminal penalties against any government employe or contrator who discloses intelligence secrets. The law also would give the government new legal powers to prevent the publication of such secrets. In addition, Ford ordered all government employes with access to classified information to sign a new secrecy agreement that could make them libel to a civil suit if such information were disclosed. In a foilow-up to his Tuesday night press conference at which he announced plans for reorganizing the intelligence community, Ford also said he would support legislation requiring judicial warrants for national security wiretaps and mail opening.

In a message to Congress, Ford indicated he would seek to expand the power of the government to open mail, which is now permitted only in criminal investigations. "We need authority to open mail in order to obtain vitally needed foreign intelligence information," Ford said. AP irepturto PATTY CONTINUES TO TELL THE JURY OF HER SLA EXPERIENCE She claims to have been assaulted and threatened with death Travis Raven loses appeal in prostitution conviction Wednesday County Judge may charge At a Glance Tlte Town NEARLY 90 CANDIDATES were in the running for student government positions at the University of Texas by the filing deadline Tuesday. Page 12 1 Vf IK, aESMelson The misdemeanor prostitution conviction of former Austin schools athletic director Travis Raven Sr. was upheld Wednesday by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Raven, who ted three Reagan High School football teams to state championships while a coach there, was convicted May 24, 1974, by a 167th District Court jury on a charge of prostitution. Raven was one of five persons charged with "compelling prostitution" a felony last March. He was tried on the compelling prostitution charge, but a six-man, six-woman jury opted to convict Raven on the lesser prostitution charge. Three of Raven's co-defendants pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of prostitution. Audrey Ayn McDonald, another co-defendant, was tried along with Raven and acquitted.

Raven was ordered to pay $200, the maximum penalty for the isdemeanor prostitution conviction. Raven resigned his job as school district athletic director two days after he was found guilty of the prostitution charge. TRAVIS RAVEN Appeal rejected SEVEN TRAVIS COUNTY residents are among those selected for positions on the proposed Central Texas Health Systems Agency governing board. Page 13 A QUESTION CONCERNING how much tax Southwestern Bell Telephone should pay the city may delay final approval of a local rate Increase for the company. Page 17 CONFERENCES WERE "manufactured" at the University of Texas so professors could hide federal grant money from scrutiny.

Page 17 The State DAY CARE CENTER operators targeted excessive paperwork and required space and staff ratios as their chief gripes before DPW officials. Page 7 TEXAS PRISON OFFICIALS are combating a venereal disease epidemic at one of its units. Page 10 Tlic Ration BOTH THE HOUSE and the Justice Department may investigate the spy leak case involving CBS correspondent Daniel Schoorr. Page 6 THE ELDERLY MAY BE the hardest hit by a new faod Nuclear safety controls bomb out, engineers say WASHINGTON (AP) The federal safety checks on nuclear reactor controls are less stringent than those governing toasters and hair dryers, according to three engineers who quit their jobs to warn of dangers of nuclear power. The three, who resigned from middle-level management positions at General Electric's nuclear division on Feb.

2 so they could focus attention on nuclear safety defects, warned today that federal regulations lack any requirement for an independent review of certain nuclear controls. They made their statement in testimony prepared for the Joint Atomic Energy Committee. The committee recommended Tuesday that a new sense of urgency be given to developing the latest line in nuclear reactors, the liquid metal fast breeder reactor. The three former General Electric officials. Dale G.

Bridenbaugh, Richard B. Hubbard and Gregory C. Minor, said in their statement, however, that the ability of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to effectively regulate the nuclear industry is suspect. By JOHN SUTTON Staff Writer Travis County Judge Mike Renfro sought a county attorney's opinion Wednesday to determine if criminal charges should be brought against Pet. 1 Commissioner David Samuelson, who allegedly used county employes and supplies to help organize the Manville Water Supply Corp.

Rcuuu said he is convinced Samuelson acted illegally. "What's the difference in a senate secretary sending government employes to work for free for the Texas Relays (track meet), and a county commissioner sending county employes to work free for a water district, at the expense of county taxpayers?" Renfro asked, referring to Secretary of the Senate Charles Schnabel. Schnabel is under five indictments, which include alleged misuse of Senate personnel. Renfro said as soon as he gets a reply from the county attorney's office, he will refer the matter to the district attorney. Asst.

County Atty. Phil Lerway said Wednesday he does not know when the opinion ill be in final form. Samuelson said Wednesday on various occasions he did use his employes and a county copying machine for water district business. But, he said he believes he was only doing his duty as county commissioner. "If providing water to our people is a crime, then it's a crime I'm proud of," Samuelson asserted.

"I supplied water that was drastically needed." The commissioner denied allegations that county stationery and stamps were used for the water district. A secretary in his precinct office handled inquiries about the water district, he said, and at his direction she would send forms to persons wishing to join the water system. These supplies and mailing expenses were paid by the water district, Samuelson explained. State records of corporation charters indicate the water district was incorporated as a non-profit concern on Nov. 21, 1969.

Samuelson is listed as the district's registered agent and one of the three original incorporators. The other two are Theodore R. Tim-merman of Pflugerville and William A. Thompson of Manor. Questions about the legality of Samuelson's conduct were raised earlier this week after three former employes indicated they had done work for the district while on the county payroll.

BREEZY DAY Spring was in the air Tuesday in the usually cool northwest region near Seattle, where surprisingly warm weather brought people out to fish and fly kites at an oceanside park as the combination of wind and sun was irresistible. The balmy weather was short-lived however, when the thickness of the clouds eventually concealed the sun and a cold rain brought the northwest weather back to normal. (Al Wirephotol stamp revision that targets people with high equity in thier car or home. Page? Sports AUSTRIAN POLICE REPEATLEY clubbed a member of the U.S. Olympic hockey team in Innsbruck last Saturday night after a tavern brawl, according to one of the play- omen doing well on pipeline I ers' father.

Page 23 ocus on the issue TEXAS' NEW PRESIDENTIAL preference primary has more virtues than faults. housepersons, cooks and something there's no unisex word for bull cooks. That means they clean the dorms." The reason they don't weld, Moolin said, is "because welders are very close-knit. They move from construction job to construction job as a unit, a very fraternalistic group that likes to think they're the arine Corps of the industry." A lot of the women, he said, "feel they're pace-setting and strive to outdo everyone. Some of our best workers are women." Not only do they do the same work, he said, but they get the same pay about 11,000 per 70-hour week, for instance, for a truck driver of either sex.

He said all the workers, men and women, live In the same bunkhouses built along the 800m Ue pipeline NEW YORK (AP) Some of the best workers along the Alaska Pipeline are women, says the boss engineer for the $7-billion project. "My experience shows that women have been beneficial," Frank P. Moolin Jr. here to pick up an engi-neer-of-the-year award said in an interview Tuesday. "At least the men shower and shave.

"Of course, there's pairing off. But we don't try to establish moral codes." About 1,000 of the 16,300 workers pushing the pipeline from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope along the Arctic Ocean to Valdei on the Pacific are women, he said. "Nobody calls them 'Klondike Annies' and they do everything the men do except welding," he said. "They're ironworkers, truck drivers, laborersware- route, use the same toilet facilities and "it's up to them whether they go to the saunas separately or together." The pipeline and its related facilities, Moolin said, is the biggeit single project ever undertaken by private industry. As top construction manager for the owner.

Alyeska, Moolin handles 260 contracts worth 13.3 billion and uses 11,339 pieces of equipment Moolin, one of tour engineers who coordinated structural design for San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit project, was scheduled to receive hi award from the McGraw-Hill magazine Engineering NewsRecord tonight. Also being honored are 41 other engineers from Tokyo to Tel Aviv, Israel, who were Judged to have made significant contributions to the Editorial. Page 4 Index Good Earth ...........46 L. M.Boyd People 14-16 Public Records 31 Sports 23-30 TV-Radio 21 Weather 8 Yfhiir CaikI 14 Inside Amusements 18-20 Ann Landers 14 1 Classified Ads 3145 Comics 22,23 Deaths Dollars Sense 32 Editorials 1 mm.

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