Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 3, 1975 · Page 19
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August 3, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 19

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3B -- August 3,1975 Sundav Gatette-Matt Produce Buying and selling produce at the cooperative market Saturday on the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church are Mrs. Robert Plottot 7 Staehling Rd. (left) and Mrs. Kenneth Borden of 810 Walter Rd. (center) while Leslie Patterson, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. H Patterson of 534 South Fort Rd., watches. Proceeds are being donated to an international food relief organization called ' Halt HungerN ° W '" (Staff Photo by Leo Chabot) FBI's 'Security Index' Is Kept In Spite Of Congress' Repeal By John M. Crewdson (c) Tirni-ii Service WASHINGTON-The Federal Bureau of Investigation began in the early 50s to compile a secret list, known a.s the "se- .curity index." of American citizens who 'were""targeted for detention" in a nation,al emergency under the Subversive Activi- 'ties Control Act. according to two sources 'with direct knowledge of the operation. ' The sources said that the list, which at "its peak contained about 15.000 names, in- · eluded in addition to suspected agents of 'hostile governments, virtually all known 'members of the American C o m m u n i s t party, some of whom were "quite elderly."'several clergymen, and others who according to the sources, posed no genuine internal security threat. * * * ALTHOUGH the emergency detention provision of the act under which the index was established were repealed by Con- 'gress in 1971. one of the sources said that the index was still being maintained by the bureau's domestic intelligence division in Anticipation of the reinstatement of such 'authority. ' ' The FBI has never acknowledged that it · has ever maintained an index of potential detainees, although the existence of such a list was widely rumored in radical and Communist party circles in the 50s and in the late 60s by some black leaders who feared it might be employed to quell urban unrest. An FBI spokesman, informed ol the sources' accounts, said at first that the bureau maintained "no security index." Asked to check further, the spokesman later acknowledged that the FBI does "maintain a list of individuals felt to be dangerous to the internal security of the United States." Me emphasized, however, that the list was "not for detention purpose, but is merely for administrative control within the FBI." He would not elaborate on the uses to which it was being put. Asked to characterize the individuals on the current list, one Justice Department official said that, in addition to suspected terrorists such as members of the weather underground, it was likely to include at any given time political dissidents and members of Marxist organizations ranging from the Communist party to the pro- Chinese revolutionary union. In a telephone interview. Melvin Wulf. the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union's New York office, said that he had never heard of the FBI' security index. But Wulf scored the practice by the bureau as "clearly unconstitutional." especially in the absence of any legislative authority to detain individuals in the event of an emergency. Under the First Amendment, he noted. "You're supposed to have a right to any political opinion you want." * * * ACCORDING to one high Justice Department official, a task force set up last March by Ally. Gen. Edward H. Levi to study the FBI's intelligence-gathering operations has "considered" the legality of continuing the security index in the absence of any emergency detention authority. It'could not be learned, however, what recommendation the task force had made to Levi with respect to the retention of the security index. One former government official lamil- iar w i t h the index, which he said was known within the bureau as the "special list." conceded that the idea behind it "probably was sound years ago. when we would know a few weeks or a month in advance if a country was going to declare war on us." LEE DICKINSON PROGRESSIVE REDUCTION SALE * PRICES EFFECTIVE THROUGH TUESDAY AUG. 5,1975! ' '-· I i - '! ' A ~ 1 » '··' 1 r, ^ * * i -. , , . . ." ..'.: : .: A .··*..'. * · · . : A ' v Srj LADIES' SPRING AND SUMMER SHOES Dress and Casual Styles Regularly Priced to 45.00 SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION! Don'l wait and be disappointed -- Choose from over 400 pairs, broken sizes SHOES WILL BE REDUCED 1.00 EACH DAY · Whites · Bones ·'Combinations TOWN COUNTRY CUSTOMCRAFT AUDITIONS FLORSHEIM MANY OTHERS SHOES, Main Floor MONDAY 10. TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY FIRST-Of-WEEK STAR VALUES! Gunnoe's FRESH ~~\ SALADS 69' fChitken R n7 I Horn 8-OZ. I Cheese PKG ' Gunnoes, FRESH FRESH, GROUND BEEF SALADS : CUBED, BUCKET STEAKS CHOPPED BEEF iSTEAKETTES · Macaroni 1 A OZ - " ·Quantity Rights Reserved! VAN CAMP PORK BEANS $100 DELI STAR VALUES! 2-PIECES FISH 5 CHIPS FISH CHIPS ASSORTED COOKIES ARMOUR'S VIENNA SAUSAGE 3 5 1 5-OZ. ^ · CANS · · HOMEGROWN PEAK (Reg. $1.03 VALUES) O lm 98' EARS "f ^ A DOZ. 59 ( 4.50Z.CQC . TUBE HALO (Reg. 1.49 VALUE) BTL. 50% FREE .. . NON AEROSOL STYLE , You get 12 oz. Size for Price of 8-Oz. Bottiel f OR THIS SALE - NO PHONE OR MAIL ORDERS ACCEPTED E! ALL KANAWHA VALLEY STORES... AJM, 'til MONDAY THRU SATRUDAY... OPEN SUNDAYS 10 A.M. 'TIL 9 P.M. * KANAWHA CITY * 1408 BIGLEY AVE. * NiTRO * CROSS LANES * SISSONVILLE * VIRGINIA STREET *SPENCER * WHITESVILLE * CEDAR GROVE HOURS REMAIN THE SAME

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