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Approved For Release 2005/01/11 : CIA-RDP88-01315R000200230022-7 By Bi.' :chards and Jobin Jacobs Four i'Jl'Ir;tr members of a sei:ret 'I:1 be'l:av iorxl control project were vb::oenaed yesterday to testify pub- ely about c rug to is and other hu- tan mind-control experiments con- ucted in the I;.33s and 1960s. Ti e subpoenas :.ere issued by Sell. =award M. Kennedy 's Subconimittee _n Health and Scientific Research at- cr one of the four. Walter P. Paster- ,a- did not show up at a closed sub- ommittee session. The subpoenas are for Sept. 9. Kennedy (D?Zlass.) and Richard S. 'chweiker (111-Pa.) indicated after the ession that Pasternak, a former CIA -mployee. had gone into hiding after !atify'ing investigators 24 hours ear. ler that he would appear. Pasternak Iras been linked to one I the more bizarre projects in 1iK- LTRA. the code name for the intel- genc'e agency's mind control experi- -rents. Senate investigators have receipts !,-'tied by the former CIA employee _;t' 52.0C0 in S1C0 bills that were dis- -ibuted to persons involved in "Oiler- [ion- Midnight Climax." That project wolved aIlezed prostitutes and ~ rugs given to unwitting persons lur- :1 into a "safehouse" operated by the IA in San Francisco. Pasternak has also provided the abcommittee with a somewhat un- ear account of the activities of the Dciety for the Investigation of Hu- ail Ecology, a CIA-funded'research -oup that conducted human behavior :periments. In addition to Pasternak, the sen- ors subpoenaed Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, n retired CIA official who ran iSiK M RA; . Dr. Robert Lashbrook, a former CIA chemist who now teaches at the University of California in San. to Barbara, and Dr..Charles Geschick-; =er, a former CIA consultant and pro- _essor emeritus at Georgetown Uni? WASHINGTON POST its biological warfare center at Fort Detrick, Md. That information is believed on. tained in files on three other CIA projects known as ,IK-SEARCH, MK- CHICKWICK and 1IK?OFTEti. Files on all three have been promised to the subcommittee by Turner. Among the AIK-ULTRA documents still not released is a list of stock- piled "exotic pathogens," according The CIA also has drawn up a clas. ! sified list of 86 institutions which it said were used during the behavioral experimentation in MK-ULTRA. One of those, according t'.) knowledgeable sources. is the Smithsonian Institu-' tion, What part it played could not be learned. "To the best of our knowledge the Smithsonian was not a knowing par- ticipant in any project of the CIA," a 6 August 1977 Smithsonian spokesman said yester- day. Among the thousands of pages of documents which have been made' available by the CIA on 11K-ft LTRA are descriptions of:a number of odd experiments. In one, CIA researchers isolated and 'collected "sizable amounts" of tick venom, which can cause muscle paralysis. One agency. memo suggested using the insect venom as a knockout agent to induce what the memo writer -called "involuntary sleep." , Another memo described a chemical .'?, under investigation, known as LSE, as, producing the effect of "a reversible chemical lobotomy." A 1953 report said 429 experiments were carried out with this drug on 1 psychotics and non- psychotics.: .. _ .. ...; ; A June.29,.1954, memo by Gottlieb 'described consultant Geschickter as having supplied misleading informa- tion to the Internal Revenue Service. Geschickter was paid by 1IK-ULTRA but, according to the memo, had to re- i port "that he had earned the fee per- forming consultations ?. with an ''anonymous person,' since the Agency contributions had been so designated on the books of the Fund"' - Details of MK-ULTRA have' been videly publicized since the CIA re- -eased nearly 8,000 pages of recently liscovered documents relating to the -xperiments.'In San Francisco yester- fay, CIA Director Stansfield Turner ailed the drug and brothel activities .abhorrent"? and said the number of uch CIA operations now is "zero" Knowledgeable sources Indicated esterday that the CIA also mA pA aken an. active part in germ warfare periments run by the. Army from The "Fund" was Geschickter's PH.' . vate fund, .through which the CIA passed $375,000 to --a building expan- sion project at Georgetown University 5'1~ 1tA-RDP88-01315R000200230022-7 r~~glc c emit . war are, ?Geschickter could not be reached for comment. STAT