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Approved For Release 2006/12/19: CIA-RDP88-01315R000200170004-4 CiJ,--s 7L\ 1 WASHINGTON POST 27 August 1977 ought With Pro 9essFr ' I In CIA. Probe By John Jacobs Washhtaton Post Star rwriter Georgetown University said yester day "it seems promising" that univer sity lawyers can meet next week with --E.-3ant l -F. Geschickter, a George- town professor emeritus, who helped the- CIA with -its MK-ULTRA mind control experiments. ,.The 76-year-old pathologist and can- cer'researcher established the Ges chiekter Fund for Medical Research, through which the CIA funneled money to fund MK-ULTRA projects'', in.the 19,50s and 1960's. He has been unavailable for comment since his name surfaced a month ago in connec- tion with the CIA. A Senate subcom mittee has subpoenaed him to testify,. Sept "9. r.r-r r., The university, which last week re- ceived official notification that it was ' 'rt of the CIA program, is investigat- ing the matter. It has received 70 pages of CIA documents, which an of- ficial said confirm press' reports that the CIA funneled $375,000 through. the Geschickter Fund toward construction of a new medical wing at the hospital. The agency wanted to use o.c-si.tth of the space there for experiments in chemical and biological warfare. In another development, Chancellor Maurice Mitchell- of Denver Univer- sity confirmed that his university was notified by the CIA that it was one of the 86 institutions CIA Director Stan- field Turner said were used, know- ingly or not, in MK-ULTRA. Other universities that have pub- Iicly acknowledged similar letters from the CIA in the last few weeks include the Univ415? y of-:Maryland, C eo tiVasigton University, Har- yard, Stanford, Columbia, Princeton, .Ohio~Sta.te and "fhc University of Pennsylvania. GW has received - docu- ments from the CIA about its role but has refused to release them. Dr. Wilbur C.'.Iiller, now president of Drake University in Ohio, taught in the psychology department. at Denver in, 1954. He said a Dr. L. T. Miller. headed the department then and died in the late '50s. Wilbur Miller said he didn't know of any CIA-related; re search there, `"out I vaguely. remem- ber something about hypnosis." MK- ULTRA was interested in hypnosis' and LSD for offensive purposes and for protecting CIA agents from brain- washing and interrogation by_hostile governments: Other documents the CIA made public Thursday describe a 1960MK- tILTRA project to study voting rec- ords, of. registered voters in a re- ";friendly foreign nation." The search proposal, which was approved with a budget of $7,490, expected to 4tudy 25;000 voters, who were eligible if they were male homeo;.ner_, feast 30 Years old.. . The principal 'researcher, whose :.ame is deleted in the documents. and 'vho apparently did not know the re search was sponsored by.the..CIA, wondered where some of the prom- ised research material would come from. `Slitchell said he doesn't know what the CIA's involvement was at Denver, but whatever did happen was before .his time. "I'm perfectly happy to deal with this openly," Mitchell said. "It's about time some of this crap got aired." A March 8, 1954, document released by the CIA several weeks ago- was ad- dressed to a Dr. Miller from a person whose name was deleted. It said: "I will do my best to answer any other questions about the transfer of the project to Denver University." What- ever the project, it had a budget of at Least $7,200 for a 10-month period. Approved For Release 2006/12/19: CIA-RDP88-01315R000200170004-4