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December 27, 2016
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February 21, 1967
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S TA' Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 50-Yr 2013/12/20: CIA-RDP73-00475R000400050003-6 L11.LJ .1 L.'1(t11.1.1 FEB g 1. 1367 13,cie-i-. _o ? , By Karl. E. Meyer V The sense of the board meet- 1Vashilw,ton Post Foreign Service ing, according to NUS secre- . LONDON, Feb. 20 ? ? Dis- tary Trevor Fiske, was that the closures that the U.S. National British organization "naturally Student Association has re- regretted what had happened ceived secret subsidies from but now felt it was something the Central Intelligence in the past." :-';.mcy caused a kickback in Nevertheless, the disclosure .in today. GeofIrey Martin, 24, presi- dent of 'Britain's National Union of Students flew early today to the headquarters in Leyden, The Netherlands, of .the non-Communist Interna- tonal Student Conference to see whether his organization should pull out. Martin's departure followed an all-day debate Sunday of the NUS executive board con- cerning future British rela- ?tions with the NSA. The board decided tO 'continue its ties :with NSA. since the secret sub- sidy 'reportedly ended in 1965. that beginning in 1951 NSA was getting annual sums re- portedly as high as $400,000 from the CIA has had a power- ful demoralizing effect here. NSA took the lead in organ- izing the non-Communist ISC at a meeting in Stockholm in 1950. The aim was to counter the pro-Communist Interna- tional Union of Students. Some 50 Western and non- aligned student organizations are now affiliated to the ISC. But what raised doubts about the ISC were reports that it had received some funds from the Foundation of Youth and ? by CIA Case Student Affairs, reputedly a CIA conduit. '.Britain's NUS represents 366,000 Students in 670 univer- sities and colleges. It receives some foundation and govern- ment grants but. finances, the bulk of its international activi- ties from student subscriptions and profits from a holiday travel bureau. The NUS does get direct government, grants ..from the British Council, an official agency set up . in .1934 with Foreign Office support to as- sist overseas cultural projects. The Council has. given the NUS -a grant of 'some $8400 to assist a student exchange pro- gram with the Soviet Union. Another $2800 Was contributed for .an exchange program with Chile. ? Besides this, the NUS has also sent $2890 to help defend students in South Africa, who have run afoul of racialist apartheid laws. This sum was contributed by an unnamed in- dustrial trust with interests in South Africa. "But we are certain that it is private," an NUS spokesman said of the trust. We verified its nature before taking a shill- ing." Next month, the NUS will be among 10 Western Euro- pean student associations par- ticipating in Edinburgh at a conference on European edu- cation. NSA is to send an ob- server to this meeting, ,which the ISC organized. Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release @ 50-Yr 2013/12/20: CIA-RDP73-00475R000400050003-6