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Daily News from New York, New York • 217

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Isdip '0afc if! D's Dmlboa 0 ireseaE'clhi Scidmore, was identified in the documents as a CIA employe. The project was part of a larger CIA investigation into Soviet scientific developments. The documents show further that in 1S52 the CIA used the National Science Foundation, a major research and educational organization, as a cover to channel a $40,000 research grant to Columbia. The money was used to fund the development of a Russian-English scientific dictionary. The documents show that the dictionary was needed by the CIA to help the agency interpret Soviet scientific developments.

The CIA also paid $3,000 to Columbia's Neuro-psychiatric Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to finance a study on Hungarian refugees. The exact nature of the study was not revealed, but the money was channeled to the university through the Human Ecology Fund, an organization that has been revealed by a U.S. Senate committee as being the cover agency through which the CIA financed mind control studies in the 1950s and '60s. The Columbia studies resulted in published books, articles and reports, none of them classified materials, although Scidmore's report on the Teachers College project became classified. But the material was helpful to the CIA in its own activities." vr The articles also reveal that in 1977 a Columbia graduate, then a CIA employe, visited the campus to secretly recruit promising students te become foreign language specialists for the agency.

The CIA employe talked with two department heads and received the of three students from one of them. JAMES SCHACHTER and SHERYL MCCARTHY The Central Intelligence Agency apparently iconducted research projects at Columbia Universi--ty in the 1950s and 1960s, employing the services faculty and students and Sometimes using supposedly independent organizations as fronts for CIA funding. In most cases the faculty and students were unaware that they were working lor the intelligence agency, and that a CIA employe served as director of one of the projects. These disclosures were culled from thousands of pages of CIA documents that were recently obtained by Columbia students under the Freedom of Information Act. They appear in a current series of articles in the Columbia Daily Spectator, the student newspaper, and paint a fuller picture of the extent of CIA covert and overt' activities at the university than had previously been disclosed.

A Columbia spokesman described the recent disclosures as "interesting," and noted that in 1978 the University Senate adopted guidelines designed to pre--vent such clandestine use of university resources by outside groups. He would not comment on the specific allegations. Issuance of the guidelines followed the CIA disclosure in 1977 that Columbia was' one of 86 institutions where secret research in mind control techniques was conducted between 1953 and 1964. The guidelines require that all -organizations- who -wish to -fund programs, recruit students, engage in consulting activities at the university or use the university's name must do so openly and must identify the source of their funds. "We've taken action' I'm saying is that we've taken action to deal with this kind of thing," the spokesman said yesterday.

The documents reportedly reveal: That from" 1956 to 1969 Thad Alton, a ClA employe, directed the National Incomes Project on Eastern Europe in Columbia's School of International Affairs. Financed by a $535,000 grant from the CIA, the project involved doctoral and post-doctoral students in a study of the economic development of Eastern European countries after World War II. In 1967, university officials publicly revealed the CIA's sponsorship of the project, but even then university officials may not have known that the project was "under agency control and headed by an agency employe," as one recently acquired CIA document indicates. In 1957 and 1958, the CIA financed research into trends in modern scientific breakthroughs at Teachers College, an affiliate of Columbia. The agency gave $4,000 fellowships to each of five doctoral students, who were told that the grants were from the Office of Naval Research.

But the documents show that the Teachers College professor who solicited the grants knew they were from the CIA. A sixth student involved in project, Robert Carey passes hat in D.C. to save the subway fare By JEROME CAHILL Washington (News Bureau)-On a rescue mission in behalf of New York's beleaguered 50-cent subway fare, Gov. Carey put heat on the Carter administration and Congress yesterday to come up with $35 million in transit operating subsidies for New York City. "7 Carey told reporters during a round of UPI U.S.

Ambassador to Japan Mike Mansfield and Japanese Prime Minister Ohira confer on U.S.-proposed boycott of Olympic games. IDeffnose imattDOimaDDSinn), 0Dptf)pDC Dealers aairge i Wlilillli; pin II congressional appearances that approval of the extra federal money would serve as an "incentive" to the State Legislature to approve its own $225 million aid package to keep the 50-cent fare alive. If the federal money isn't forthcoming, "it won't kill the fare," Carey emphasized, "but it will make it harder to hold it." The $35 million is the amount New figures is its share of $170 million in operating subsidies that have been approved by Congress but not appropriated because pressure to hold down spending. To pry the cash out of congressional appropriations committees will require White House help, Carey said. Needs administration boost "It takes an administration push," he said.

"If they are neutral or opposed, we in trouble." Assuming that the federal and state subsidies come 50-cent fare should be safe "through next March at least," the governor said. "There is utterly no need to talk about a 25-cent fare increase." In testimony before the surface trans- portation subcommittee of the House Public Works Committee, Carey urged -Congress to create a five year, $35 billion trust fund for mass transit with some of the proceeds of President Carter's barrel oil import fee and the windfall profits tax on the oil industry. "Like other transportation programs, 'public transit must have a permanent, predictable, dedicated and inflation-sensitive funding base," he said. The governor attacked as." inadequate" the administration's plan to revise its formula on which mass transit operating i subsidies are granted, saying it moved too slowly to correct inequities in the present formula, which short-changes older cities i with established mass transit lines. "New York is not down here for a bail out," Carey said.

"We are not asking for special treatment. We are seeking a partnership." A Rembrandt Is recovered Par-is (UPI) A Rembrandt painting, "The Brother of Rembrandt," stolen April "9 from the National Gallery of Oslo in Norway, has been recovered in a Paris hotel room and two Norwegians have been arrested, police said yesterday. They identified the suspects as Age Heiberg, Askeland.54. that everything should be done to see that the Games are held in the correct Olympic spirit." The British association is one of the few Olympic committees in Western Europe which is, firmly committed to competing in Moscow. Franco Carraro, president of the Italian Olympic Committee, said 16 Western European Olympic committees are expected to meet in Rome on May 3.

"We shall hope to agree on a common approach to the problem of competing in Moscow," Carraro said in an interview. Ignats Noyikov, president of the Moscow Organizing Committee, talked for an hour with Willi Daume, a veteran IOC member and president of the West German Olympic Committee, which is scheduled to decide May 15 whether to send athletes. Most of Europe is waiting for the Germans to make up their minds. Daume said in an interview that Novikov was persuasive but applied no' pressure. "We are free to make our own decision in Germany," Daume said.

"But it will be very difficult to ignore advice from the government if. it urges us not to go, especially with a recent public opinion poll showing 87 of Germans in favor of a boycott." Lausanne, Switzerland (AP) Olympic leaders urged their col-" leagues yesterday to take some of the nationalism out of the competition in an effort to get as many nations as possible to compete in the Moscow Games this summer, Three days of talks, involving the executive board of the International Olympic Committee and the International Sports Federations, began with a discussion of whether to drop national flags and anthems from Olympic ceremonies. Most Western European countries still have not decided whether to follow the United States' lead and boycott the Moscow, Games because of Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. Some are reported ready to send their athletes if there is less nationalism and the opening ceremony offers less propaganda value to the Soviets. Olympic leaders from Britain, Italy, Belgium and Liechtenstein had a working lunch with the IOC executive board and pressed for the defusing of nationalism at the Games.

3 "We reminded them that under the rules, the Olympics are contests between athletes and not between nations," said Sir Denis Follows, president of the British Olympic Association. "We all agreed Gov. Carey testifies before House subcommittee on surface transportation. Token hoarders are easing up Straphangers are beginning to release their grip on subway tokens, the Transit Authority reported yesterday, and the reserve of tokens available for sale increased over the weekend from four million to five million. Nevertheless, the authority said it would continue to limit sales to two tokens per person..

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