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November 20, 1966
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WASHINGTON POST STAT Declassified in Part- Sanitized Copy Approved for Release @50-Yr 2014/03/19: CIA-RDP73-00475R000101090002-5 , ? 0. NOV 20 1966 Anthropologists Divided Over Role s Secret A cuts ? . V. By Henry W. Pierce ? /Uncial to The Wexhineton Post ? I.: PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19?The Nation's anthropologists were deadlocked tonight over what, if any, role they . should.-play in -undercover, intelligence work. ????? Members or the Anteriean ? Anthropologieal . Association, ' nearly 3000 of whom are hold- ing their nnntml meeting here,, were unable to agree on the wording of a proposed resolu- . action is not expected before' Christmas. . The organization is attempt- ing . to draw up guidelines based on a report by Prof., Ralph Beals of the University; of California at Los Angeles. Beals said he has evidence.; that some anthropologists, have served as undercover, agents. ? This is a deterrent to the, long-range interests of anthrck pological research, which de-. ponds ? on close ties witk thel people being studied, he said. , "We won't havt their con- fidence if they think we're. spies,"'Beals said. The problem, he says, ap- plies to all social sciences. The issue was triggered about two years ago by Proj- ect Camelot, a Defense De- partment.. study of Communist s capitalizing on Lion governine anthropologists' revolut methodionarof y change in new relationships with both Gov- countries. ? ernment and private sponsors. Project Camelot was to have . In a closed session, the or' been carried out,.in Chile but ganization's Executive Board was canceled' referred the resolution ,the Committee' on ' Research Problems and 1,:thics for fur- ther tilarifical ion. After it has. been reworded, the resolution will go .as a - In another, move, the ? an- thropologists voted to con- demn the use of extraordinary military measures in Vietnam, including napalm, gas, chemi- cal defollints, heavy. bombing of civilian centers and the tor- ture and. 'killing of prisoners mail ballot to the 1200-mem ? " ? , . of 'war. ? ? ,-,: -; ', cemineil of ,Fellow8.?. Final .. ? . ; ? ? .. ? ? ? It Declassified in Part- Sanitized Copy Approved for Release @50-Yr 2014/03/19: CIA-RDP73-00475R000101090002-5