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II 5298 Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77MOO144R0008000701 -6 ? CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-HOUSE June 3, b psyche were the traditions of an inter- a part of the Episcopal tradition for cen- dependent public and personal identity turies. The high point of the service was the Ares- which was grounded in tolerance but ence of the Very Rev. Harold C. N. Williams, bore expression within a religious frame- provost of Coventry Cathedral in England. work brought from abroad. Provost Williams was not only the homilist, The traditional spiritual values were but came especially to present the Cross of freely and openly observed by any who Nails, wia th p scoplaq dioceses linking the around he- shared them and protected from per- world. Secutiori by all who loved liberty. The provost explained that the original counts for the religious pluralism of our country and, I feel, for the ecumenism which marks'our society as unique among modern nations. Recently, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathe- dral at Syracuse, N.Y., celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary with great and solemn rites of rededication and joy- ful worship. As a major pillar of our com- munity, St. Paul's has been a vital ele- ment in the spiritual tone and moral bearing of our citizenry. Even among those not members of its congregation, its influence was felt in the general conduct of business and society by those men and women of prominence who were affiliated with the church. A news article by Peg "ram of the Syracuse Herald-Journal has outlined some of the background of this church and I would like to share some of it with you. With the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, Syracuse grew by leaps and bounds. Many new settlers were Episcopalian and became communicants of St. Paul's. Noses D. Burnet gave the land upon which the first St. Paul's was built. The second edifice was built at Warren and Fayette streets and dedicated July 8, 1842. The next move was to the present location at East Fayette and Montgomery streets. The new church of grey stone was finished in 1885. The rectors of St. Paul's have been the Rev. Henry Hoswell Lockwood, who served for 32 years until his death in 1905; followed by the Rev. James E. Empringham until 1916; the Rev. Dr. Henry Harrison Hadley; the Rev. Franklin P. Bennett; the Rev. Dr. Harold L. Hutton, who served for 25 years, retiring last June. The ascendance of the church was recently marked by its designation as the cathedral church of the diocese under direc- tion of the Rt. Rev. Ned Cole, Bishop of Central New York. Today the cathedral is in the skillful hands of the Very Rev. William M. Hale, dean, and the leaders of Bishop Cole and the Rev. Dr. William George, canon of the cathedral. Cross of Nails was made from hand-forged 14th century nails found among the charred beams in the rubble of the medieval Cathe- dral of St. Michael in Coventry, which was destroyed by German incendiary bombs in 1940 during World War II. "The cross was formed by a young patriot who held it over the blackened rubble to which the glorious Cathedral was reduced. Implying, whether consciously or not, that if one places the cross of Christ with all its hidden meaning of forgiveness and healing over the scenes of human destruction, it fol- lows that those who observe its meaning are committed to work for a resurrection," he said. "That declaration of crucifixion, forgive- ness and resurrection Is the central rhythm of Christian life in any circumstance. Its truth is unassailable," he said. "The central truth of this Christian proc- lamation should be your meditation on your 150th anniversary," declared the priest. The provost reminded his listeners of this chaotic world; noting that the future has never appeared in such apocalyptic patterns as now. It is a time to identify the patterns that endure, he declared, pointing out that all through the Bible there is written evi- dence of the heroic Jewish people who, be- cause of their steadfast faith in God, have survived persecution, captivity and the threat of annihilation. Jesus, he noted, seemed to many of the Jews to be the long-awaited Messiah, saying that at last history has been vindicated the prophecy was true, prompting the crowds to cry, "Hosannah to the Son of David, the One promised." The provost also asked, "Is a man com- promising his` religious allegiance under pressure from the hard facts of life? He noted that the hard facts of Jesus' day were very real-taxes, real crosses on the hill, and hanging corpses; they faced real tragedy, yet they were taught to believe in the un- changing mercy of God, he said. "But under pressure from the hard facts of life, they found little discomfort in com- promising religious truth with opportunism. So with a little demagogy and polemics, they could inspire the crowds to cry, 'Crucify Him. He's let us down.' "How does this apply?" the provost "Throughou'history God stands, unchang- ing, unchanged, holding out His never failing mercy," he said noting the crucifixion of Jesus and tjie suffering of His followers against the power of the Roman Empire. "Yet it is gone like flotsam on the tide of history. Those who were powerful are gone. but those who suffered and died live on in the great truths. He proclaimed truths about justice, mercy and forgiveness, peace and serenity of mind," the provost said. "These truths have survived political cor- ruption and human destructiveness, and they still shine," he declared. "These truths still stand astride history as God does." "It is for Christians to hold on to these truths in every level of life, so that thpso caught up in despair, soured by frustration or destroyed by hopelessness may regard the rock-like strength of our faith and say of us, `Blessed is he who comes in the name of the AMERICAN RED CROSS GUAM AID CITED (Mr. HANLEY asked and was given' permission to extend his remarks at this point. in the RECORD.) Mr. HANLEY. Mr. Speaker, Americans are widely regarded as among the most responsive people in the world when called upon to aid a neighbor In distress. This Is especially true when the help is needed by our fellow Americans in dis- tress. Well, we have such a situation .right now. Out where "America's Day Begins" there is the ruin and devastation of nature's havoc-the storm-tossed re- mains of towns and villages which were leveled by Typhoon Pamela's rampage of the Island of Guam. Guam has been a U.S. possession since 1898 and a territory since 1950. Its citi- zens are as American as any born In Syracuse, N.Y., or Los Angeles, Calif. Though an important element in the de- fense structure of U.S. forces in the South Pacific, Guam is also popular as an island vacation spot, often called the Gateway of Pacific Paradise. The scene was far different when, for 17 hours, winds up to 190 miles per hour bent the palm trees almost to the ground. Sweeping waves and lashing rains washed away roads and utilities In the harbor and in the remotest valley. In be- tween, the storm tore through almost 80 percent of the island's residential dwellings and severely damaged $100 million worth of military installations. Miraculously no deaths have occurred from this storm and thanks to the efforts of the International and American Red Cross and the work of military person- nel and other government agencies there is an emergency operation already in place and functioning. In fact, our col- As part of the commemorative pro- asked gram, the Very Reverend Harold C. N. "On Sunday we kneel in prayer In Church, Williams, Provost of Coventry Cathedral but on Monday we face the hard facts of life, in England, delivered the homily and economic and political advantage, the ex- presented the Cross of Nails, a symbolic cuses we make because certain acts pay in link of the Coventry congregation with social terms, when our uncompromising that of St. Paul's. Christian intePrity would not. "Much of the character of the secular I enclose the following record from world is imposed by events, and simple folk the Syracuse Post Standard as written like you and me seem impotent to do any- by Ramona Bowden, renowned religious thing." he said. a cleanup has begun and is, progressing reporter in central New York: "So what has the God of history of whom rapidly. we are conscious as we pause after 150 years PRIEST EXTOLS ETERNAL Tat!a`ss Of course, an effort to bring back the B. Bowden) G the life of this church ... what does this vitality and security which was the hall- (By Ramona God have to say in this Babylonian confu- mark of Guam will require much more With magnificent pomp and pageantry. St. sion of tongues, in this boiling pot of hate, Paul's Episcopal Cathedral yesterday eels- this arid desert of despair?" he asked. In the way of reconstruction and re- brated the sesquicentennial of its existence Again he referred to the Jews surviving placement than can be borne by the in this city. . through centuries of efforts to exterminate people of Guam alone. The estimates of Filled to capacity-with members and clergy them, yet through the centuries they never damage place the needed economic in- from all parts of the diocese, it was a lost their identity, he said. Why? Because the fusion in the millions of dollars. Eucharistic service both impressive and in- devout Jew daily recites the prayer, "Hear, O; Red ? Cross last Thu1S- spiring. Israel, the Lord thy God is one, and thou The day launched American a $5 Cmillion oss emergency With banners flying and trumpets blar-1 shalt love Him with all thy heart." The Jew ing, the procession came down the center never lost his faith in the transcendence of fund drive campaign to support Its work aisle, signifying the grandeur that has been God, he said. on Guam and other islands stricken by Approved. For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800070112-6 June =3, l9 7 6 Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800070112-6 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - ROUSE H 1297 temporary files being held until the mora- torium is lifted. Now that the Senate and House Select Committees have completed their fact-find- ing, we propose that the moratorium on the normal destruction of these intelligence and intelligence-related documents be ended. It would be understood that no records re- lating to pending litigation, or to any out- standing requests for records from congres- sional committees, would be destroyed but rather that these records would in the nor- mal course of business be preserved. On the other hand, we would return to prior pro- cedures for the normal disposition and de- struction of records which no longer have utility, or which have no archival value, under established records disposition sched- ules approved by the Archivist of the United States. Regarding the materials provided to your Committee by the National Security Agency (NSA) on the so-called Watch List, I have instructed NSA to turn over to the Office of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) all such materials still held by NSA. Consequently, I request that those Watch List materials which the Committee does not intend to retain be re- turned to the above office rather than to NSA. A letter from Senators Mansfield and Scott rescinding their request of last January 27, 1975, would be deeply appreciated. We at- tach for your possible use a proposed joint declaration rescinding the request for the preservation of records, it being understood that certain essential and identified records would be preserved in any event. Your consideration of this request will greatly assist us in the day-to-day opera- tions of the Department of Defense. Sincerely, Attachment. Hon. DONALD RUMSFELD, Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. DEAR SECRETARY RIIMSFELD: Last January 27, 1975, we wrote your predecessor, Secre- tary Schlesinger, requesting the Department of Defense to impose an embargo on the de- struction, removal, or other disposition of records relating to the inquiry to be made as a result of Senate Resolution 21, which created the Senate Select Committee to Study Intelligence Operations of the United States Government. We are pleased that the Department re- sponded promptly and affirmatively to our request at that time and that essential rec- ords have been preserved. The important work of the Select Commit- tee now being completed, it is appropriate that various elements of the Department of Defense end the moratorium on the destruc yet many of the victims remain unaware that hat the public is already aware of its right they were the subjects of such programs. o access.. But Bush did not deal with the As.a step toward remedying the effects of problem that the records contain informa- its own programs, the Intelligence commu- ?.ion on many people who would not have nity could notify the targets of Its mail open- expected a CIA file on them, or who would ings, disruption tactics, warrantless elec- hesitate to open a file under the FOI%PA tronic surveillances, burglaries, and other when the agency may not, have an investiga- discredited programs, and advise them that ,cry flle..onthem. they have rights under existing laws-the The .May 11th testimony from IRS Cotn- Freedom of Information Act provides access ilssioner Donald C. Alexander and Deputy to files, the Privacy Act allows the amending Assistant Secretary of Defense David O. Cooke of inaccurate and irrevelant records, and, on :argued that the Privacy Act amendments re the basis of what is learned under these acts, quiring notification were impractical, expen- victims could consider suing for damages and sive, time consuming, and in conflict with additional release. existing law. Cooke also faulted the amend- Given this situation, where does the gov- Inents for being overboard-they would open ernment currently staifd on the question of investigative files to foreign nationals and notification? "Jeopardize our Intelligence efforts." THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE: I'RESIDF:NT FORD Further hearings, from witnesses favoring The Office of the President is apparently father opposing notification, are planned for uninterested in the question. On October `'use 3rd. 30, 1975, the American Civil Liberties Union, CONGRESS: THE SENATE the Center for National Security Studies and The Senate Select Committee on intelli- five other organizations sent a joint letter to g'ence Activities has also advised extending President Ford requesting that he take the Attorney General Levi's COINTELPRO noti- initiative and notify those individuals who fication program, and recommended in Book had been victims of programs and advise II of Its Fnal Report that the government them of their rights in court. take responsibility for notifying all targets President Ford has not yet responded to of illegal intelligence programs: the letter, nor has he publicly discussed the "Recommendation 90. The Freedom of In- issue of notification. formation Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b) and the Fed- THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: ATTORNEY eral Privacy Act (5 U.S.G. 552(a)) provide GENERAL LEVI important mechanisms by which individuals Attorney General Levi has been the first can gain access to information on intelli- gence activtly directed against them. The executive branch, official to do something tomestic Intelligence Recommendations as- about the problem of notification. On April sitme that these statutes will continue to be first, Levi announced the establishment of a vigorously enforced. In addition, the Depart- special review committee to notify some sub- rrtent of Justice should notify all readily jects of COINTELPRO activities. Set up with- identifiable targets of pact illegal surveillance in the Justice Department's Office of Profes- techniques, and all COINTELPRO victims. sional Responsibility, the "COINTELPRO and third parties who had received anony- Notification Program" includes the following ntous COTNTELPRO communications, of the policies: nature of the activities directed against Subjects of improper actions which may Diem, or the source of the anonymous com- have caused actual harm should be notified; uuinication to them." (Book iI, p. 336) doubts'should be resolved in favor of noti- fication. CONCLUSION Those individuals who are already aware Given what we now know about the pro- that they were subjects of COINTELPRO will gram& of the intelligence agencies, it is a not be notified. lo;ical step for the government to assume In each case, the manner of notification responsibility and institute a program for should protect the subject's right to privacy. accountability. Notifying the subjects of such Notification should be given as the work of programs is a beginning; no one should have the committee proceeds, without waiting for to guess whether he or she was the object the entire review to be completed. o1 discredited government programs. Where appropriate, the committee should refer matters to the Criminal or Civil Rights Division for disciplinary action. The SPEAKER rro tempore. Under a No departure from these policies can be previous 'order of the House, the gentle- made without the express approval of the an from Arkansas (Mr. ALEXANDER) is Attorney General. recognized for 30 minutes. CONGRESS: THE HOUSE [Mr. ALEXANDER addressed the Rep. Bella Abzug, Chairwoman of the House. His remarks will appear here- House Subcommittee on Government Infer- after in the Extensions of Remarks.] matins and Indi id l R - ,_t__d____ - v ua ight ti no ce uul tn.n. 12639) on February 24, 1976. and has held hearings on the bill. In open- ESnTTrn,, NTTENNI A T A T am ,n PAU tion schedules and procedures be reinstated. partment of Justice's decision to notify CO- It is understood that records which are of INTELPRO victims is "far too narrow in (Mr. HANLEY asked and was given continuing interest to congressional commit- scope and purpose"--COINTELPRO was only permission to extend his remarks at this tees, or those relating to pending litigation one of many documented programs which point in the RECORD and to include ex- and other important records of archival violated the rights of Americans. And while trarieous matter.) value tn111 be reser d a notific do li ite .......,. p ve m E d to Sincerely yours, HUGH SCOTT, Republican Leader. MIKE MANSFIELD, programs, such as the CIA's operation stones which mark military conflict and Majority Leader. CHAOS, illegal wiretaps, mail opening, or the success which gradually allowed the IRS Special Services Staff. These latter pro- colonists to establish an independent na- [From First Principles, May 19761 grams are covered by the Abzug bin, tion. And while there was a separatist at- ILLEGAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS: NOTIFYING The Subcommittee took testimony from' titude toward the political form of the THE VICTIMS Director of Central Intelligence George Bush colonial relationship- to the British (By Wendy Watanabe'and Christine on April 28th, Bush opposed a notification program, maintaining that it would be im- monarch, there was an abiding affinity M. Marwick) possible to identify and locate the people fora many of the other institutional forms There is now an extensively documented involved, and "Simply unnecessary" because which were transplanted from Europe record of illegal surveillance and harassment the volume of requests under the Freedom to the New World. Especially deeply in- carried out by the intelligence community, of Information and Privacy Acts indicates grained in the American lifestyle and Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800070112-6 Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800070''12- June 3, 1976 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - HOUSE The OPEC nations are also determined to increase prices of the oil we import. Their goal, as with any cartel, is, to increase pric as much as possible with- out endange g the existence of the cartel. The pri of oil has nowhere else to go but up, u P. These certain ncreases in the price of crude oil will anslate directly into increased gasoline ices. In other words, gasoline prices this ar and next can be expected to rise at st 10 percent and probably closer to 2 percent per year. That means that the allon of regular gas which cost 62 ce . now may cost as much as 89 cents a Ion in 1978. By the autumn of 1978, we 11 in all likeli- hood be buying our last oline at less than $1 a gallon. In 1979, controls on domestic oil will be off-a domestic crude oil prices will rise to level_of foreign oil. Gasoline prices in 's situa- tion will be well over $1.10 per g n and that much-we may be in serious trou- ble. We do not need a computer to tell of the special burdens in heavy and unnec- essary gasoline consumption. For new car buyers, the implication of higher gas prices are enormous. For ex- ample, with a new car one may have the choice between one model with an effi- ciency rating of 22 miles per gallon and a larger, more inefficient model with a 14 miles-per-gallon rating. In 1979, with gasoline prices over .$I per gallon, the car buyer will be spending over $260 in additional gasoline costs with the larger car. In the first 4 years, the larger car could cost over $1,000 in additional gasoline -alone, not to mention higher maintenance costs. The oil price control laws were not en- acted by Congress to lull the American people to complacency in the energy crisis. They were enacted to give the American people a chance to prepare and adjust to life styles which consume less energy. To those people of greater- life expectancy-who expect to live in the eighties, nineties, and the new cen- tury, this planning for reduced energy consumption has become even more of a necessity. This adjustment does not mean that the quality of our life must suffer. Rather, conservation is the only way the quality of our life is certain to be extended. Today, the purchaser of a home or, a new car must include in his judgment the effects of $1.10 per gallon of gasoline within the next 4 years. A. J. CASTELLANI TO BE HONORED FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO CHILDREN The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentle- man from New York (Mr. LAFALcE) is recognized for 30 minutes. Mr. LAFALCE. Mr. Speaker, on Satur- day, June 5, 1976, Armand J. Castellani of Niagara Falls, N.Y., will receive the Michelangelo Award from Boys' Towns of Italy, Inc., for his distinguished serv- ice to children. Mr. Castellani is one of only 10 individuals throughout the world being honored with tllis award in 1976, and I cannot imagine anyone more de- serving of the honor. I would like to share with my col- leagues the following news article which appeared in the Buffalo Courier-Express on Sunday, May 30, 1976. The article de- scribes in some detail the extraordinary service Mr. Castellani has provided as the benefactors of hundreds of needy boys in Italy: BOYS' CHARITY TO HONOR A. J. CASTELLANI FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO CHILDREN (By Rita Smith) Armand J. Castellani of Niagara Falls, father of 11 children and benefactor of hun- dreds of needy boys in Italy, will receive the Michelangelo Award given by Boys' Towns of Italy Inc. for "distinguished" service to children. Mr. Castellani is one of 10 individuals throughout the world who are being honored with the award this year. He will be pre- sented the award, an onyx and bronze stat- uete, at the annual "Ball of the Year" of the Western New York Chapter, Boys' Towns of Italy Inc., on Saturday evening in the Golden Ballroom of Hotel Statler Hilton. fo der and director of Boys' Towns, will be on d for the award presentation. M astellani is chairman of the board and c f executive officer of Niagara Fron- tier S ce Inc., which includes Tops Mar- lsets, B- ik and Wilson Farm stores. Homaele needy boys from many coun- tries and Bring faiths are brought to the Italian Boy Towns, located in and around Rome. They ve In the towns, receive an education an aining in a profession-or skill so they make worthwhile futures` The noaninatin .commission for the Mi- chelangelo Award is in Rome to decide the recipients. Its bens cite individuals -"of upright life, wi t distinction of race, natfonality, social con ion or religion, who have contrbuted in truly outstanding fashion to the welfare hildren and have, also rendered notable ser a to the cause of In effect, emphasizes the c fission, "they ,are persons who have man ted by their love for children and by t r dedicated service, their faith I. the uni al Father- hood of God, whereby all men rothere." The Michelangelo Award derive is name from a homeless, orphaned boy n ed Mi- chelangelo, who Msgr. Carroll-Abbin et in Naples in 1944, when the Irish pries egan his first boys' town. The youngster ng the same first name as the Immortal Fl n- tine sculptor and artist, had been abando d to the'streets of Italy like countless oth due to the ravages of World War II. name of Michelangelo to this prize to be conferred for service to children, especially to those less fortunate, it is intended to recognize the great spiritual, cultural and social talents latent in every child, talents which need the dedicated help of their elders if they are to come to light and to grow to .maturity. "He who sacrifices himself to give to less fortunate children, such as the little Michel- angelo on the streets of Naples, a chance to achieve the maturity of their talents, be- comes the instrument of Divine Providence by giving perhaps other Michelangelos to art and-more important still-by building upright and hardworking men who by their own life and activity, no matter how humble It may be, will contribute to their own wel- fare and to that of their children tomorrow (and) will, contribute to the betterment of the human race." Genial Mr. Castellani one recent afternoon leaned back in the comfortable chair behind the desk in his attractive office at 60 Dingens St., headquarters for the Western New York based food empire he heads. He talked en- thusiastically about four obviously favorite subjects with him-his family, young people, the grocery bu' ine-.e a".i a"t. "I've been involved for the last dozen years with Boys' Towns," he commented, "because it's another youth activity and I take a lot of interest In youth activities. I ,have, since I started out years ago with the Niagara Falls Little League and the Niagara Falls Boys Club." Mr. Castellani was, one of the organizers and developers of that Little League. He's a great believer in providing worthwhile ac- tivities for young people. Born in Italy, he came to the United States with his parents when he was 3-years-old. His family eventually settled in Niagara Falls. "When I was a little fellow in the North end of Niagara Falls, he recalled, "sports ac- tivities always kept kids out of trouble. There was a lot of activity all the time. Nobody was involved in a police blotter or a drug bust." He believes in Boys' Towns of Italy because "they prepare boys for life -tomorrow. Life is ocmpetitive. If kids learn this when they are young they will learn to live with it when they get older. Boys' Towns are run like democracies and they have good, healthy leadership" The food executive was introduced to Boys' Towns by Horace Otola, president of Gioia Macaroni, Co. Mr. Giola is permanent West- ern New York chairman for Boys' Towns. Mr. Gioia has done a great job heading the Boys' Towns' committee. He's the guy who has done the greatest job." Mr. Castellani refers to his 11 children as "very priceless." He has seven boys and four girls. The oldest is Robert, who is 33 and the youngest Is 17-year-old Anne Cecile. Robert is an attorney for his father's business. Besides Robert there are three other Cas- tellani sons in the family- food enterprises. The second oldest son, Larry, who is 30, is co-director of operations for Tops Markets. James and Alfred are also in the food busi- ness. Mr. Castellani proudly noted, "We have a total of 87 stores now. We're in Buffalo, Nia- gara Falls, Lockport, Olean, we spread out to Syracuse, Rochester, Cortland, Auburn, Can- andaigua, Geneva and Bradford, Pa. Our newest store opened north of Syracuse in Fulton two weeks ago." When he or his staff hire young people to work in the stores, "We look for two pri- mary factors," he reported, "desire and atti- tude, how bad they want to get ahead and their attitude to achieve it. "Youth today are just as responsible and even brighter than the youth of the past. These young people we hire today are good. They get- promoted fast, some of the young co er neighborhood grocery store in Niagara Fa when he was 16. He was manager at 17. said, left school when I was 16. I'm not proud that. Kids don't know the price you have to ay for that. The school of experience is a tong r school than the academic school. "Trial d error are very expensive when you could am the theories and know-how cheaper an ,,_easiei in school. Going to school can save yob, an awful lot of time In the business worltt-it's a short cut to success. Today one of the most successful execu- tives in the food business, Mr. Castellani still feels "If I had gone to high school I'd, be Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800070112-6 Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800070112-6 11 529b CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -HOUSE June 3, 1976 farther ahead today. The first 25 years of my business career were not too fruitful. I've been in the business 42 years." Five of his children are married. The others are single. He and his wife, Eleanor, are ex- tremely fond of their seven grandchildren. "They're great." he declared. Though he lacked a high school diploma, Mr. Castellani was able to attain a captain's rank in the U.B. Army during World War II. His business acumen and brain power were also recognized in 1964 when he received an honorary doctor of commercial science de- gree from Niagara University. He is on the board of directors of the :Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and the Philharmonic Orchestra Society. Two years ago he had a heart attack. "It's slowed me down to a walk," he said good- naturedly, adding, "But I still put in 40 hours a week." As for retirement, "I've got a few more years to go" he said. "Then I'll have the art world to become more active in." Collecting art, particularly by well-known contemporary artists, is his hobby. "Art is hot a rich man's hobby," he pointed out, "You can get very good lithographs for $25 today. There's a lot of good art around that isn't expensive." So that other people in the community can become more interested in art or just add to their enjoyment of art, he was in- strumental In Niagara Frontier Services open- ing two art galleries. One is the Brian Art Galleries in the Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls. The other is in Tops Plaza, Transit and Maple. Amherst. The Amherst one is currently celebrating its grand opening, featuring the works of Boulanger and Cossyro. Tickets to the Boys' Town of Italy ball are $125 per couple and the affair is open to the public. It's formal. Anyone who wants tickets can call Mr. Giola at 873-8600. General chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Burt P. Flickinger Jr. Associate chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Offhaus. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gen- tleman from New York (Mr. BINGHAM) is recognized for 5 minutes. IMr. BINGHAM addressed the House. His remarks will appear hereafter in the Extensions of Remarks.] CIA ABOUT TO DESTROY FILES The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the, House, the gentle- woman from New York (Ms. ABZUG) Is recognized for 15 minutes. 1 Ms. ABZUG. Mr. Speaker, I am o deeply disturbed that we may be about to witness the destruction by the in- telligence agencies of records of their misdeeds and blunders-making it im- possible to evaluate those agencies' ac- tivities. I insert in the RECORD below a letter released today by the minority leader of the Senate, HUGH SCOTT. The letter is dated June 2, 1976, and is from the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. George Bush. Mr. Bush asks that the Senate leadership lift the pres- ent moratorium on the destruction of intelligence-related documents so that the CIA may destroy ""records which were collected and maintained by the Agency and which were subject to in- vestigation by the Rockefeller Commis- sion and the (Senate) Select Commit- tee." The CIA's proposed destruction plans are so broad, that they would include the destruction not only of documents inspected by Select Intelligence Com- mittee investigators "on loan" and re- turned to the CIA, but documents "sub- ject to investigation" which in fact were never examined by congressional in- vestigators. - The CIA has an additional self-inter- est in destroying these documents. A number of cases brought by civilians spied upon by the Army in the late sixties were thrown out of court for lack of evidence because the Defense Depart- ment had destroyed files in 1971. Simi- larly, CIA might avoid litigation by de- stroying the basis of potential suits. I also insert a letter dated April 23, 1976, from .The Deputy Secretary of De- fense to Senator Church on this subject. The Government Information and In- dividual Rights Subcommittee, which I chair, is presently considering my bill, H.R. 12039. This measure would require that those who were the subjects of such programs as the FBI's COINTELPRO, the CIA's CHAOS, FBI and CIA bur- glaries and mail openings, National Se- curity Agency cable interceptions, and the Special Service Staff of the IRS be notified that they were subjects and have files, told of their rights under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, and afforded the option of having the illegally gathered informa eorge Bush, Director of the CIA ter, and a relevant article from the May issue of First Principles follow: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, Washington, D.C., June 2, 1976. Hon, HUGH SCOTT, U.S. Senate, Office of the Minority Leader. Washington, D.C. DEAR Aft. SCOTT: On January 27, 1975, fol- lowing adoption of S. Res. 21 creating the Select Committee on Intelligence, you and Senator Mike Matsefleld requested that the Central Intelligence Agency "not destroy, re- move from [its]" possession or control, or otherwise dispose or permit the disposal of any records or documents which might have a bearing on the subjects under investiga- tion, including but not limited to all records or documents pertaining in any way to the matters set out in section 2 of S. Res.-21." In response to this request, the Agency placed in effect a complete moratorium on the destruction of records, including normal administrative records scheduled for routine destruction. The purpose of this letter is to advise you that it is our intention to proceed with de- struction of records, now that the Select Committee has completed its investigation and issued its final report. We have so ad- vised Senator Church. Along with the backlog of routine admin- istrative records, the Agency will destroy records which were collected and maintained by the Agency and which were subject to investigation by the Rockefeller Commission and the Select Committee. The Agency is required to destroy much of this latter ma- terial by the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93- 579) and by Executive Order 11905. Of course, all records destruction will be fully consistent with other applicable laws, Presi- dential directives, and the requirements of pending litigation and Justice Department I trust you agree that this action is now necessary and appropriate, and I would ap- preciate your confirmation of this under- standing. I am sending a duplicate of this letter to Senator Mike Mansfield. GEORGE BusH, Director. Washington, D'.C., April 23, 1976. perform its legislative functions under Hon. FRANK CHURCH. the Constitution and enact the notifica- U.S. Senate, tion legislation, Mr. Bush has asked Washington, D.C. Senators MANSFIELD and HUGH SCOTT to DEAR SENATOR CHURCH: Last January 27, lift the moratorium on records destruc- 1975, Senators Mansfield and Scott, in their tion that was instituted when the Senate capacities as Majority and Minority Leaders, Select Committee on Intelligence began wrote to the Secretary of Defense requesting that Department of Defense components not its investigation. Of course, Mr. Bush destroy, remove from their possession or con- knows full well that if he goes ahead trol or otherwise dispose of any records which with his plans, a notification law will be conceivably might relate to the subject mat- moot as to the CIA, and the CIA's victims ter of Senate Resolution 21, establishing the will never know of their status as such. Senate Select Committee. This attempted end run will, if sue As you are aware, the Secretary of Defense cessful, wholly subvert the purpose of immediately responded to this request by R. 12039 and the entire legislative " placing a strict moratorium on the destruc- Lion of a wide range of intelligence or in- rocess. I might add that it will hardly telligence related, counterintelligence and o a great deal to restore public confi- investigative records. This resulted, we be- ence in the CIA in particular or the lieve, in the preservation of all essential rec- xecutive branch In general. ords of interest to-the Senate and House Se- lect Committees. However, it has also re- the dead of night, the CIA should-for sulted in our accumulation of a vast body of extraneous material and records which ordi- once-trust to the constitutional proc- narily would have been disposed of under esses of this Nation and allow the elected normal records disposition schedules. For ex- representatives of the people to work ample, the moratorium has had the unfor- their will. To do otherwise will only rein- tunate result of investigative files on appli- force the popular image of the agency as -ants for employment being retained in ex- a secret and lawless entity. Bess of the one year period ordinarily applied to such files when- an applicant is not- ap- The text of Mr. Bush's letter to Sen- pointed. There are numerous other examples ator SCOTT, the Defense Department let- )f various kinds of transitory material and Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800070112-6