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S Pc. a Pi:,, c..;COLA, JOl1PNAL i lease 2000/08/0 -SUN.-NtFiS JNL.- M-54,796 S-61,537 66 31 19 JUG - - -- 0 An Immoral Profession P.9C Officiat:Live _- FOIAbeb - 1AAgent Life CP(RHT Y By DIANE 61"JCHER News-Journal Staff Writer AFTER NINE years in Eu- .rope as a secret undercover agent for the Central Intelli- gence Agency. Pensacola Jun- ior College vice president Dr. Herman Heise came in from the cold. Although Heise is tall and good-looking - in the James Bond tradition - his sensitive eyes suggest Richard Burton's movie portrait of the lonely, depressed CIA agent. "I'm convinced Carre had to be a CIA agent to write "The Spy Who Came in from .the Cold." it's the most accu- rate description of the spy business I've ever encounter- ed," Heise said. He called his Nrork "an immoral profession in which the opposition has laid all the ground rules." To be a CIA agent, Heise- 0 joint," wire tap, pick locks tions. a spy so that he will attract and perform dozens of other Heise explained that no one people who want to give infor- spy tricks. can volunteer to' be a spy. mation. The. CIA requested Heise's Otherwise, undercover The hardest part of his l service b e c a u s e his back- -agents strive to.be inconspicu- "traini training, Heise said, was ground indicated that he could,,ous. "A spy's goal Is to be learning that good does not be useful to thew. 'the little grey man' that no necessarily win out over He was a graduate student one notices," Heise said. day's work. Uuringlunch he agent and suddenly couldn't- had meetings with other remember which identity he agents. Later in the day he' was supposed to be at the other places to sec. informa- giving information about him- tion. self until the other agent men- Heise calls his spying expe- tioned the nathe of the person ditions, that took him all over whose identification he was Europe, "business trips." He using. and traveled extensively by plane and rail. Comparing his experiences to those depicted in James AFTER NINE years Heise felt that he could no longer continue living by the moral r Bond movies, Heise comment-'system a spy must use. .ed, "I never saw women like "The intelligence agent al- James Bond sees!" ways gets hurt," Heise said His nine years in Germany emphatically. 'T h e whole were not, however, without ro- process of spying works mantic experiences. He was through controlling people who once caught visiting a woman, c a n be blackmailed. The in female military barracks. agent b e c o m e s the supply source for drug addicts or uses perverts, poor people and THE WOMAN was his wife women in love to their advan who was also working as a Cage' CIA agent. The CIA had asked When asked if he ever wore! the couple to serve in Europe a big trench coat. Heise ex- but requested that they pose,plained that the raincoats are act ll t ua y s andard equipment.I mentality." His work required as single persons[ Heise said , that he lie, steal and cheat. , the bizarre arrangement led They are used specifically] evil. ' at Georgetown University ~ To be a spy you must do many and Heise speaks the 'mal types imaginable." counter a James Bond - type language fluently, the CIA experience. "When a case is hoped that the modern Eu? '.i4 b dt when he was contacted. Since,the most n o r m a 1 seeming RARFT V DID Heise n_ ' his family comes from Ger- ],things among the most abnorx going smoothly, it s routine, ropean history student might monotonous, boring," he ex- be able to pass as a German plained. Since James Bond en- citizen. c o u n t e r s so much action. fl Heise did impersonate Ger- Heise concludes, "he must be i mans, and he said that gain- the Russians left him impress- {{ ed with their competence. He called them " n1,1 -1-1 ing, serious and idealistic." Noise added "Their whole phil- osophy is to subvert others to their wcy of thinking." Two of Heise's children were born while ermany. Not until this vear did the children know their father had been a spy. Heise's son was, of course, greatly impressed by his fa- t h e r 's previous profession, and he would like to follow in his father's footsteps. Heise's son may turn out to be more of the James Bond taking an intelligence test ~ While at school he was assigned a test booklet which, of all things, was numbered 007. t send out of a pretty lousy spy." ing the fluency of a native As a spy, Heise had some- German without any trace of what of a daily routine, simi- accent is no easy task. lar to that of a businessman. While in Europe, Heise was He got uo around 7:30 a.m'. assigned to 19 different Identi- went to his office to ,re- ties in his work. One of the and port on previous events anti most tense moments came