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DESCRIPTION Pres.-Elect NAS Frank Press thanks Ralston for keeping him up to date on ACM acts re sci. freedom and human rights. Interested and devoted to issue and will see that NAS plays a significant role thorugh its own committee on this matter. Note by Ralston to Minker attaches responses about report. Sec. of Commerce has forwarded his correspondence to appropriate agency for reply. Thanks Hirsch for March 1981 ACM HR report. “I am glad I have it and I anticipate it will prove to be of use.” Vitae of Leonid Volvovsky (dated 06/79). Cong. Clement J. Zablocki, Wisc., Chair Foreign A airs Comm. Thanks CCS for March 1981 ACM report. Forwards copy of report to Hon. Don Bonker, Chair Subcomm. on Human Rights and Int. Orgs for his info. Military Asst. to Vice Presdent thanks him for letter re human rights for computer scientists. VP appreciates receiving letter and forwarding to Dept. of State. Earl Callen believes it is time “. . . to take the initiative in encouraging a deal with the Rusians, and to end endorsement of the boycott.” Provides resasons and asks for response. Tom Gilb of Norway asks publication of a letter he wrote for the CACM on the plight of Haim Kilov. Copy forwarded to Ashenhurst, McCracken, Ralston, Minker. Asks ACM members to write and send Kilov technical papers. Applauds March ACM CACM report. Proposes manufacturers who ‘misuse’ computers to deny human rights also be noted. Cites Argentina. Believes ACM should do something in this area. All response to bycott letter were positive. Proposes several ideas as to how to implement: several scientists meet with scientific attache (e.g. one from SOS, CCS, Computer Science) or ask a senator (who?) to meet with Dobrynin. Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Laureate, writes to President of Argentina on behalf of Federico E. Alavarez Roja and wife Hilda Graciela Leikis who disappeared. Hopes to hear favorable news about the Rojas’s.