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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta so THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ Wedneiddy, November 11, 197Z Pentagon Papers professor jailed BOSTON (AP) Stripped by the courts of lu's claim to aca- demic privilege. Harvard Prof. Samuel Popkin has been sent to ]ail for refusing to answer three grand jury questions about the release Pentagon Papers. The 30-year-old assistant pro- fessor of government hud been battling v.iih tlie government and the Boston grand jury since August, 1971. On Tuesday, Judge Arthur Gairity denied motions by Pop- kin's lawyers, including Har- vard President Derek Bofc, to vacate n contempt citation is- by Garrity March 29 in U.S. district court. The judge also refused to suspend execu- tion of the jail sentence. The Harvard researcher, whose unsuccessful appeals of the contempt order went as high as the U.S. Supreme Court, had surrendered to a U.S. mar- shal after the First Circuit Court cf Appeals revoked bail and all earlier stays of the con- lempt sentence. Following the hearing Popkin was seni as a federal prisoner to the Norfolk County jail in Dedham. Under the contempt order Popkin was sentenced to Jail for up lo 18 months or until the grand jury's term expires Jan. 12. The silling of the jury, how- ever, can be extended. WILL APPEAL AGAIN? Daniel Klubock, one of Pop- kin's lawyers, said later there harl Ireen no decision on whether to attempt new ave- nues of appeal. Judge Garrily said Popkin would be purged of Ihe con- tempt charge and released if he signed an unconditional state- ment that he would answer the three disputed questions. The grand jury has been sit- ting in Boston since the sum- mer of 1971 lo investigate the release of the once-secret Pen- tagon Papers study involving the origins of U.S. involvement in Vietnam to the press Princess' fox limit supported LONDON (Reuter) Prin- cess Anne has received support from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- mals in a row touched off by a recent fox hunt. 'Princess Anne Is entitled to indulge in any practice which is within the the society said in a statement Tuesday night. To suggest that she should refrain from a practice In which every citizen of this coun- try is at liberty to indulge would be as impertinent as it would be offensive." The princess, an expert horse- woman, tok part in a fox hunt 10 days ago while visiting friends in northeni England, an- gering members of anti-blood sport groups. Some members of the RSPCA had called privately for Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother to resign as patrons of the or- ganization unless they ex- pressed regret over the 22-year- old princes's involvement in the hunt. Government attitude toward NRC changed By JEFF CARItUTHERS OTTAWA The "black clouds of doom" that earlier this year seemed to hang over the National Research Council now seem to be dissipating without having caused much damage structurally. And the expected major changes in the NRC, once re- garded by science experts in government to be "just a mat- ter of time" away from fruition, now are being postponed, per- haps to be forgotten forever. Only one major change in removal of the grant- ing seems likely to take place in the short term from the grab bog of changes recommended by the second re- port of the Lamontagne Senate special committee on science policy early in 1972. The Lamontagne committee suggested that the research labs do only industrial research, that much of the pure research be done by universities and the 12 foot Heavy Duty CUSHION VINYL SQ. YD. 2.95 6 foot Armstrong Inlaid CORLON (in. fl. 1.95 rest done in a National Re- search Academy, and more. All of it added up to effectively tearing NRC apart and starting all over again. There are a number of rea- sons for this latest, possibly transient change in attitude in government towards NRC. Some sources explain that NRC may have done much to head-off the proposed structural changes by re-orienting by placing more emphasis on applied and industrial research activities and less on the purest of pure, the "curiosity-oriented" basic research. But another major factor must be the political climate it- self, which at present is not conducive to controversial changes in science policy, other sources suggest. 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