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Approved For Release 2006/07/24: CIA-RDP88-01315R000300400003-5 3 `, ' ~ICLE ON PAGE,A :. SAN DIEGO EVENING TRIBUNE 9 August 1978 C'cA 1. O l 1 i~ ar '~; C AS' . CIA., v ~b z civem peddles -4%goa, By JOHN DURHAM gence information, he said. make about a half-dozen The chief of the Central "Being open. is being times a month, are part of a Intelligence Agency is on a American," Turner said. three-pronged attempt to goodwill swing through Cal- "No agency can remain ef- spread the gospel of an ifornia and his message is fective unless it has the open agency, Turner said. openness. support of the American The other two tactics, he Adm. Stansfield Turner,... public." - said, are increased frank who served four Navy tours.; He said in the past the ness with the media -and based in San Diego, re-, intelligence community had publishing information and turned yesterday for inter- the. support of the public, reports such as forecasts of views, news. conferences but it was a backing grant- energy demands abroad. and a speech to. the local. ; ,ed.. "on faith.,, Even with the new. open establishment. Then, he said, when the atmosphere; Turner -said, Today he is in. Los Ange- -=CIA was.intensely criticized the CIA is mot away for a town meeting and in- the mid-1970s, there was giving ? y tomorrow he makes- his ,,noreservoir: of- public sub the store ?. way to Sacramento to talk ; port... .r "These are controlled dis- to the Comstock Club. His, current trip Is aimed seminations, made' by re- On all the stops the theme -'at. building such a reser- sponsible officials. We are. will be basically the same: ,:. voir. i The audience here, not simply opening the flood The CIA, thrust into. the which included. Mayor Wil- gates;" he said.. limelight by Vietnam and 'son and a genel-ous sprink- . "We are not telling every Watergate and. buffeted by .;:ling of Navy brass, respond- professional employee to go criticism. of its role in Chile : ed with warmth and enthu- out and say what he wants and Angola, has "come to. siasm. to say. Some things must operate in a much mork, Such speeches, which still remain secret," he open way than ever before' Turner and his; top aide said. in history.,, . . .- The agency, Turner said. at a joint San Diego Cham- ber of Commerce and 'Kiwanis Club lunch' at El Cortez Hotel, is getting out of the spies-and-revolutions business and concentrating on gathering and analyzing Information.. . To launch a covert opera- tion in a foreign country now, he said,, the agency would need. the blessing of President Carter and would have to brief congressional leaders. . ' : . And the CIA .is. making available more of its intelll- MORUCIDIF Approved For Release 2006/07/24: CIA-RDP88-01315R000300400003-5