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For a time, it appeared the jurors would be spending Thanksgiving in
deliberation. The judge had even made arrangements for a turkey
dinner for them.
The law under which Miss Fromme was convicted was enacted after the
1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Miss Fromme was the
first person indicted under the statute, which makes it a federal
crime to assassinate, try to assassinate, or assault a President.
But within the same month that Miss Fromme was arrested, another
California woman, Sara Jane Moore, 45, was indicted on the same charge
in San Francisco. Miss Moore allegedly fired a gun at Ford as he
passed through a crowd outside the St. Francis Hotel on Sept. 21. She
is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 15.
Miss Fromme, 27, was one of the initial followers of Manson, an
ex-convict who became the guru of a band of wandering youngsters in
the 1960s. He and three women followers were convicted of the 1969
murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons.
Throughout Manson's 1970-71 trial, Miss Fromme camped outside the
courthouse and talked of Manson's ideas to all who would listen. After
he was convicted, she campaigned for his release and dedicated her
life to him. She told Judge MacBride early in her trial, ''the Manson
family is my own heartbeat.''
Miss Fromme claimed she never intended to kill Ford and only pointed
the gun at him to gain attention for her cause - a new trial for
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n103 2001 31 Dec 75
By CLIVE BARNES
c.1975 N.Y. Times News Service
NEW YORK - Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov are what is
known in the trade as a hot ticket, and what is known in heaven
as a partnership. They go toether like summer and twilight;
there is a mystic and chemical magic to their dancing together.
Individually, they are marvelous - she with her pristine
womanhood, and her way of dancing in soft-focus, as though
a Fellini were using a very kind lens, and he with his look
of vulnerability, his tough elegance and open-handed charm.
But together they are more than the sum of their parts. They
complement one another with compliments - each showers a virtue
on the other.
On Tuesday night they danced the world premiere of a new pas de
deux created for them by robert Weiss, a dancer with New York
Weiss is an inexperienced choreographer, but he understands these
two bodies very well. He has watched them in class, has, in
fact, grown up with one of them, and has a young dancer's
eye for their physical potential.
As a result, he has given them a duet about friendship rather
than love, which is truly delightful. It is unheavy, which is
quite different from being light.
The dance is called ''Awakening'' and it could have been called
almost anything else, although the title is not entirely
inappropriate. There is a rhapsodic feel to it, that one does
loosely associate with the ever growing awareness, the frightening
awareness, of waking up.
Technically the piece is enormously difficult, for Weiss is his
own young virtuoso, and he was obviously, and affectionately,
putting his friends through a certain number of hoops.
He wanted to display them, almost through the rigors of a
classroom. And he picked this romantic pas de deux - interestingly,
although it is framed in the classic fashion of adagio, variations
and coda, the dancers remain onstage throughout, observing and
reacting - as a way of saying something about these two most
The music by Craig Steven Shuler is not really interesting - it
is a romantic pastiche with flowery patternings that recall
wallpaper rather than a greenhouse. But the dancing is superb.
Miss Kirkland, looking misty and moist, and Baryshnikov,
swinging through the air as if he had a hidden trampoline
on his stage, are astounding in the first place, and, more
It was an almost unexpected pleasure, simply because Mr.
Weiss, who deserves encouragement as a choreographer, handled
his friends so neatly, so precisely and so well.
Miss Kirkland and Baryshnikov also appeared in their now
familiar roles in Antony Tudor's ''Shadowplay.'' What a complex
but rewardingpiece this is!
In the guru-like figure of the Terrestial, set to teach the ways
of the jungle to the young and untested, Vladimir Gelvan was
superb. He has a presence and a power that is absolutely remarkable -
this former Latvian dancer is a major Ballet Theater discovery.
n512 2245 04 Jan 76
By ROBERT SIGNER
(c) 1976, Chicago Daily News
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 - In the oblique world of international
intrigue, euphemisms often reveal what they were
intended to conceal, especially with a little help from
students of deception.
The youthful editors of Counter-Spy, a quarterly
magazine that habitually exposes government secrets,
have become specialists in translating euphemisms.
For ''Army Department analyst'' or ''Foreign Service
reserve,'' for example, they substitute a single word:
One such act of translation has made Counter-Spy and its
parent organization, Fifth Estate Security Education,
the latest center of attention in the ongoing controversy
over continued exposure of government secrets or dirty
Twice in recent issues Counter-Spy published the name
of Richard S. Welch and identified him as a Central
Intelligence Agency chief of station in Lima, Peru.
Subsequently, his name and those of six other reported CIA
agents in Greece - where Welch moved to earlier this
year - were published in an English-language Athens daily.
Awelch was shot to death Dec. 23 outside his suburban Athens
home, a known residence for CIA officials in Greece.
If there was a connection between Counter-Spy's
identification of Welch as a CIA official and the murder, it
has not been established. But Counter-Spy's editors,
though they express regret that any person's life was
lost, do not believe the responsibility was theirs.
''I think it's unfortunate that someone was killed,''
said Margaret Van Houten, a staff member of the magazine.
''But when you function in a job like that, you have to
function with the understanding that something like that
could happen to you at any time.''
After the murder of Welch, Fifth Estate issued a
statement asserting that if anyone is to blame for his
death, ''it is the CIA that sent him there to spy and
perhaps even to intervene in the affairs of the Greek
government. The blood of Mr. Welch is on the hands
of the CIA and not on the pages of Counter-Spy.''
That statement drew an irate attack by CIA Director
William E. Colby, who termed it an attempt to use Welch's
death ''as fuel for (Counter-Spy's) irresponsible and
paranoic attack on other Americans serving their country
here and abroad.''
Since its first issue came out in April, 1973, with the
support of Norman Mailer, the author, and former
luminaries of the anti-war movement, Counter-Spy has
moved relentlessly ahead in its exposures of CIA spies.
It has identified 225 people in the last two years as
CIA agents working in such countries as Egypt, Cambodia,
Venezuela, even Luxembourg. The next issue, scheduled
for this month will carry the names of CIA agents in
Angola, Paris and Sweden.
The editors are a youngish crew of men and women who
are for the most part veterans of the anti-Vietnam
war movement. Their spiritual fathers, identified as an
advisory board in the magazine's masthead, include Mark
Lane, the Warren Commission critic; Philip Agee, former
CIA case officer who wrote an expose of CIA operations;
and Victor Marchetti, another former CIA officer who
also wrote a book.
The magazine's literary guru is Mailer, who helped get
the publication started with a birthday bash in 1973
and who wrote a shor critique of the CIA for
Counter-Spy's spring-summer issue of 1975.
But the basic work is done by a small group of people
led by co-editors Tim Butz, 28, and Doug Porter, 25. They
work at home and use a postal box mailing address.
Sometimes they can be found in the offices of the
INTELLIGENCE Document Center, a research organization and
library situated in a Dupont Circle building that also
is home to a policemen's union, the Jimmy Carter
for President campaign headquarters, and the Friends of
Butz, a former journalism student at Kent State University,
is somewhat dismayed that the recent attention has
focused on the lists of CIA agents. He feels the other
articles in Counter-Spy are important for ''educational''
These articles have included features on the politics of
data banks, CIA spying on women and ''an educational guide
to CIA labor operations in Latin America.''
''We have a tendency to be prematurely correct in our
analyses of intelligence activities,'' Butz said, adding
that it is becoming more difficult to ''stay ahead of
the news'' because of recent national media interest in
Butz, Porter and Van Houten won't disclose where they
get their information, other than to say vaguely that it
comes from ''sources'' or people who bring them
information to be verified.
They do deny suggestions that many of the CIA
identifications were cribbed from a book called ''Who's
Who in CIA'' which was circulated in Europe in 1967
and has been attributed to the Soviet intelligence
network. ''We pretty much consider it unreliable,'' Van
Houten said of that book. She said the so-called
''Who's Who'' lists former Minnesota Sen. Eugene
McCarthy and Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D,) as CIA
Counter-Spy's circulation of just over 3,000 is composed
mostly of students, teachers, and journalists, Butz said.
The editors believe they have a ''healthy'' and
influential circulation, one that will grow steadily.
Despite the recent notoriety, Butz believes counter-spy
has a continuing muckraking responsibility to fulfill.
''A lot of people who call themselves investigative
reporters aren't really investigative reporters,'' he said.
''They haven't the time to devote three or four months to
an investigation. That's where Counter-Spy is different.''
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