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Approved For Release 2006/10/20: CIA-RDP76M00527R000700140100-7 E 6388 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -Extensions of Remarks October 9, 197J Rev, William McIntire, MM, Secretary Gen- eral, Maryknoil Fathers. Dr. Lois Miller, Associate General Secretary, World Division of the Board of Global Minis- tries, The United Methodist Church, Rev. Milton J. Olson, Secretary for Latin America, Division for World Mission and Ecu- menism, The Lutheran Church in America. Rev, Hugh O'Rourke, SSC, Director, Colum- ban Fathers USA. Sr. Mary Reynold, OF, Secretary General, Dominican Sisters Sparkill. Rev. George Telford, Corporate Witness and Public Affairs, General Executive Board, The Presbyterian Church U.S. Dr. William Nottingham, Executive Secre- tary of the Department of Latin America and the Caribbean, The Christian Church (Dis- ciples of Christ). Sr. Janet Wahl, RSM, Mission Coordinator, Sisters of Mercy, Rochester. Rev. William L. Wipfler, Latin American Working Group, National Council of Churches. Rev. James Zelinski, OFM Cap, Provincial Councilor, St. Joseph Province of Capuchin Fathers. Rev, Benjamin Gutierrez, Liaison with Latin America and the Caribbean of the Program Agency, United Presbyterian Church in the USA. HON. DON EDWARDS OF CALIFORNIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, October 9, 1974 Mr. EDWARDS of California. Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, October 13, hun- dreds of people in Alameda County will gather to pay tribute to Jim Bray, one of the Bay area's most distinguished citi- zens, a political leader of skill and integrity, a veteran trade union member, and, I am proud to state, a close personal Mr. Speaker, my personal view of Jim `~ ...... ... .... ..... .. ...1...,... ...-...l i1... ` the House of Repre- and his loyalty and J party dedicated to hard work, fair pl of tarian concerns. Jim's commitment to the unio, ment and to the Democratic came at an early age. Life w building tra Yea of New January 8, grandchildren. Second was the discovery during his military induction physical that he had been stricken with glaucoma and was fated to become totally blind. It is characteristic of Jim as a feisty and courageous Irish man that he did not _ give up in the face of this misfortune. in- stead of accepting increasing blindness as a limitation, Jim moved out to Cali- fornia and contributed to the war effort by working in the shipyards. Even when he became totally blind in August 1955, it did not prevent his starting a new busi- ness-the Mission Palm Restaurant- which he personally ran until he retired in 1960. With the strength of character and wry Irish humor so typical of Jim, he says that he never regretted this blindness, but admits that it is "a bit hard on the shins." For Jim retirement has brought what I think retirement should bring for everyone-the time and the energy to actively pursue community interests. For Jim this has meant actively participating in every Democratic campaign aid work- ing for every education bond issue that has come up before Fremont;~electorate. Although according to Jint, "organized labor is first in my life, the Democratic Party second," since 196 'he has worked diligently and without sking any com- pensation in every Delocratic campaign in southern Alamedf(;ounty. I am proud dedication to Party mean I given to cratic c G. STEPHENS, JR. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, October 9, 1974 Mr. STEPHENS. Mr. Speaker, I re- cently spoke in Athens, Ga., on the Im- portance of Federal funds In enabling Athens to establish an outstanding record of progress over the past decade. Mr. Robert Chambers, publisher of the Athens Banner-Herald and the Daily News, reviewed my talk in a recent issue of the paper, and I would like to insert his article in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD. The article follows : THE FEDERAL IMPACT IN ATHENS Congressman Robert G. Stephens, making the featured talk at the opening of Athens History Village last week, took the oppor- tunity to address himself to the impact of federal spending in Athens during the last decade of so. And, it could not have occurred at a more appropriate place since the new motel com- plex is situated on what was Urban Renewal land, property that had little value for the city and county tax digests. Now a $3 million project occupies the site. Congressman Stephens noted that during the last four fiscal years, Urban Renewal and Neighborhood Development projects in the City of Athens have brought in $1,823,000,. including $311,000 just announced for con- tinuation of the Neighborhood Development program which is aimed at eliminating sub- standard housing, replacing it with liveable quarters. Model Cities, according to the Congress- man, has brought in $9,479,000 during its short life span which concludes within the next year. He explained that Athens was one of only four cities in Georgia which received Model City status, and he noted that his insistence played a role in the selection of Athens for the funding. Under the 1974 Housing Act, Stephens noted that during the next five years, Athens will receive close to $12 million through the Community Development Block Grant. Dur- ing this fiscal year alone, $3,446,000 will be available to Athens for Improvements. The congressman noted that many of the larger dormitories at the University of Georgia have been constructed through low interest loans made possible through Con- gressional action. At the Athens Airport, federal funding made possible a half-million dollar Air Traf- fic Control- Tower, Stephens said, thus en- hancing the safety factors of the air field. The congressman noted the wide-ranging agricultural research facilities in the Athens area. Among them are the Southeast Water Pollution Laboratory, the Russell Agricul- tural Research Center and the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, together rep- resenting an investment of many millions of dollars and representing the employment of hundreds and hundreds of persons adding to the area's economy. Over $5 million in construction projects have been tackled at the U. S. Navy Supply Corps School in Athens during recent years, and the facility continues to have a signifi- cant impact on the local scene. Congressman Stephens noted that during the last three years, over $35 million in fed- eral research grants have been awarded to the University of Georgia. During fiscal year 1971, there was $11 million; fiscal year 1972, $12 million; and in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, $12 million. The congressman also spoke proudly of the recently completed federal building facing Hancock Avenue. This particular project had its origin ovVr a decade ago and was to in- clue a new main post office as well as offices for federal agencies. When President Johnson impounded funds to loosen money for fight- ing the Vietnam war, the facility fell by the wayside. The General Services Administra- tion had the building constructed by a pri- vate contractor and has leased it from the firm for use by a myriad of federal agencies. The federal building represents an invest- ment of some $4 million. Congressman Stephens was correct when he asserted that Athens certainly has gotten its fair share of federal spending-and per- haps and probably It's correct to say that it has received more than its share, When you take 'all the federal spending Into consideration with the spending of state and local governments and private enterprise during the, last decade, Athens shows a re- markable record of progress-all aimed at making this community a better place in which to reside. may have rupted Jim's career as a bartender, later' became a lifelong member the Culinary workers and Bartend Union and still pays his union dues t?6ty. actt Iy organizing for the Democratic P. At 21 he became a precinct captain a1I he attended both the 1932 and the 1936 Democratic National Conventions. In 1941 two very significant changes occurred in Jim's life. First was his mar- riage to his lovely wife Maybelle, a mar- riage that has seen the birth of two chil- dren, Kathleen and Jim, Jr., and five EMPLOYEE THEFT AND RISING HOSPITAL COSTS HON. NORMAN F. LENT OF NEW YORK IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, October 9, -1974 Mr. LENT. Mr. Speaker, some interest- ing remarks regarding employee dis- honesty and its effect on rising hospital costs have been recently brought to my attention. The remarks were made by Approved For Release 2006/10/20: CIA-RDP76M00527R000700140100-7 Approved For Release 2006/10/20: CIA-RDP76M00527R000700140100- , )ctober 9, 1971 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - Exteast'ans of the Republic of China, The positive lead- ership of your government, the farsighted programs of your business and industrial Leaders, and the dedication and industry of your people were a source of inspiration to all of us on our recent trip to your country. Your industrial, social and economic acco:n- lishments under very difficult circumstances in recent years should demonstrate to the world what free people can do when they want to put forth the effort. We appreciate the friendship of the people of Taiwan, ad- mire the spirit In your nation and hope and pray that you will enjoy many more celebra- tions of the birth of your Republic in the years to come. Hon. CARDISS COLLINS, Hon. WILLIAM CLAY, Hon. LouIS STOKES, HON. WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD OF PENNSYLVANIA TN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, October 9, 1974 Mr. MOORHEAD of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I would like to call attention tc a statement issued this morning by Presi- dent Ford on privacy legislation we are now considering in which he expresses his "enthusiastic support" for R.R. 16373, the Privacy Act of 1974. In the develop- ment of this legislation, our government ment of this legislation, our Government Operations Committee has received ex- cellent cooperation and technical assist- ance from the staff of the Vice President's Domestic Council Committee on the right of privacy long before Mr. Ford became President-and also from the Office of Management and Budget. The statement follows: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Legislation to protect personal privacy is making significant progress in the Congress. I am delighted about the prospect of House and Senate action at this session. Renewed national efforts to strengthen protections for persona! privacy should be- gin in Washington. We should start by en- acting uniform fair Information practices for the agencies of the Federal government. This will give us invaluable operating ex- perience as we continue to examine and rec- ommend needed actions at the State and local level and in the private sector. The immediate objective should be to give every citizen the right to inspect, challenge and correct, if necessary, information about him contained in Federal agency records and to assure him a remedy for illegal in- vasions of privacy by Federal agencies ac- countable for safeguarding his records. In legislating, the right of privacy, of course, must be balanced against equally valid pub- lic interests in freedom of Information, na- tionsLl defense, foreign policy, law enforce- ment, and in a high quality and trust- worthy Federal work force. Immediately after I assumed the chair- manship, as Vice President, of the Cabinet- level Domestic Council Committee on the Right of Privacy, I asked the Office of Man- agement and Budget to work jointly with the Committee staff, the Executive agen- cies and the Congress to work out realistic and effective legislation at the earliest pos- sible time. Substantial progress has been made by both the Senate and the House on bills extending personal privacy protections to tens of millions of records containing per- sonal information in hundreds of Federal data banks. H.R. 16373, the Privacy Act of 19.4, has my enthusiastic support, except for the provisions which allow unlimited I'sdivid- ual access to records vital to determining eligibility and promotion in the federal service and access to classified information. I strongly urge floor amendments permitting workable exemptions toaccommodate these situations. The Senate, also, has made substantial progress In writing privacy legislation. S. 3418 parallels the House bill in many re- spects, but I believe major technical and substantive amendments are needed ts per- fect the bill. I do not favor establishing a separate Commission or Board bureaucracy empowered to define privacy inits own terms and to second guess citizens and agencies. I vastly prefer an approach which makes Federal agencies fully and publicly account- able for legally mandated privacy protec- tions and which gives the individual ade- quate legal remedies to enforce wht.t he deems to be his own best privacy interests. The adequate protection of personal pri- vacy requires legislative and executive ini- tiatives in areas not addressed by H.R. 16373 and S. 3418. I have asked Executive branch officials to continue to work with the Congress to assure swift action on measures to strengthen privacy and con- fidentiality In income tax records, criminal justice records and other areas identified as needed privacy initiatives by the .Domestic Council Committee on the Right of Pri- vacy. CHURCH REPRESENTATIVES AT- TACK PRESIDENT FORD FOR 1118 HON. ROBERT F. DR1 AN OF maassaCIIVSETTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE:: Wednesday, October 9, 1974 Mr. DRINAN. Mr. Speaker, I know that my colleagues will be interested in the attached material sent to President Ford concerning his recent defense of CIA interevention in Chile. This material has been sent to the President by 15 Christian missionary sending groups. I attach below a press release concerli- ing this material, and the full letter to President Ford along with the names and identification of the 15 individuals who coauthored this letter: CHURCII REPRESENTATIVES ATTACK FORD AND CIA INTERVENTIONS Members of 15 protestant and Roma fn Catholic missionary sending groups, at a meeting at the Inter-Church Center in New 'cork City on Oct. 3, attacked as "immoral end naive" President Ford's recent defense of CIA intervention in Chile and other foreign countries. President Ford, when questioned at a re- cant press conference about the U.B. Gov- emment's right to destabilize the Constitu- tionally elected government of another country, replies: "It is a recognized fact that historically, as well as presently, such actions are taken In the best interests of the coup- tiles involved." Members of several protestant denomina- tLrns met with members of ten Roman Cath- olic orders of men and women. They termed the Ford view "outrageous and indefensible." In an open letter to the President, the group stated that CIA covert activities are not ill of Remarks E 6387 the best interests of either the people con- cerned or the U.S. They called for their dis- continuance. They further strongly disassoci- ated the churches and missionary groups from any such covert activities. The letter grew out of a consensus which quickly developed at the meeting. Those present were all mission superiors or mission coordinators or officials within their groups, but they were signing as individuals, not as official representatives of their organizations. AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD--OCTOBER 7. 1974 Mr. PRESIDENT: While grateful to you for publicly admitting the role the CIA played in "destabilizing" the Allende government in Chile, we are dismayed at your attempted defense of such interventions. Seldom have there been events so blatantly incompati- ble with the ideals we hold as Americans and as Christians. As members of fifteen distinct Protestant and Roman Catholic missionary groups who work In Third World countries, we see such interventions as immoral and inde- fensible. You tried to justify the U.S. intervention in Chile by saying that communist nations do the same. We flatly reject using the Im- morality of others as justification of our own actio . Are we to Imitate the very evil whit we claim to be opposing? Yo also implied that the CIA was merely defen ng democracy in Chile by supporting oppose ion press and political parties, and this s "in the best Interests of the people of C le." Aside from the arrogance of such a c in, we find your statements far short of e truth. CIA funds were allocated to h e the Chilean Congress, to support na- where is the CIA support for freedom of the press and democratic parties in Chile now that they have Indeed been suppressed? Contrary to what you would have us be- lieve, CIA covert actions in the Third World frequently support undemocratic govern- ments which trample on the rights of their own people. We missionaries have- felt first- hand the effects of such Interventions, which are certainly not in "the beat interest" of the majority of the citizens of those coun- tries. U.S. Interventions-serve the interests of their wealthy minorities, and are-as our critics often say-instruments of American economic domination. Nor dosuch actions,- which are prohibited by international law and by Article 6 of our own Constiution, serve "our best interests" as you stated. Gangster methods undermine world order and promote widespread hatred of the United States, Watergate has shown that such methods, once accepted, will event- ually be turned against our own citizens. In view of these facts, we hereby dissociate ourselves from our government's use of the CIA to Intervene in the internal affairs of other countries. We further demand: a dis- closure of the CIA's past and present covert actions, the termination of all future CIA covert actions; and the prosecution of any who may have perjured themselves regard- ing CIA activities. We will support congressional and other responsible efforts to 'achieve these goals. Sincerely, SIGNATURES Sr. Teresita Austin, SC, Mission Coordina- tor, Sisters of Charity, Mt. St. Vincent. Mr. John Buteyn, Secretary, for World Min- istries, The Reformed Church in America. Sr. Madeline Conway, SND, Mission Coordi- nator, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Wilton Province. Rev. William J. Davis, S.J? National Direc- tor, Jesuit Social Ministries. Sr. Betty Ann Maheu, MM, Member of Cen- tral Governing Board, Maryknoll Sisters. or Release 2006/10/20: CIA-RDP76M00527R000700140100-7