A TIME TO WONDER
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Maitreya said: When Lord Siva heard from Narada that Sati, his wife, was now dead because of Prajapati Daksha’s insult to her and that his soldiers had been driven away by the Ribhu demigods, he became greatly angry. Thus Lord Siva, being extremely angry, pressed his lips with his teeth and immediately snatched from his head a strand of hair which blazed like electricity or fire.
He stood up at once, laughing like a madman, and dashed the hair to the ground. A fearful black demon as high as the sky and as bright as three suns combined was thereby created, his teeth very fearful and the hairs on his head like burning fire. He had thousands of arms, equipped with various weapons, and he was garlanded with the heads of men.
When that gigantic demon asked with folded hands, “What shall I do, my lord?” Lord Siva, who is known as Bhutanatha, directly ordered, “Because you are born from my body, you are the chief of all my associates. Therefore, kill Daksha and his soldiers at the sacrifice.”
Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, that black person was the personified anger of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and he was prepared to execute the orders of Lord Siva. Thus, considering himself capable of coping with any power offered against him, he circumambulated Lord Siva. Many other soldiers of Lord Siva followed the fierce personality in a tumultuous uproar. He carried a great trident, fearful enough to kill even death, and on his legs he wore bangles which seemed to roar.
At that time, all the persons assembled in the sacrificial arena — the priests, the chief of the sacrificial performance, and the brahmanas and their wives - wondered where the darkness was coming from. Later they could understand that it was a dust storm, and all of them were full of anxiety. Conjecturing on the origin of the storm, they said: There is no wind blowing, and no cows are passing, nor is it possible that this dust storm could be raised by plunderers, for there is still the strong King Barhi, who would punish them. Where is this dust storm blowing from? Is the dissolution of the planet now to occur?
Prasuti, the wife of Daksha, along with the other women assembled, became very anxious and said: This danger has been created by Daksha because of the death of Sati, who, even though completely innocent, quit her body as her sisters looked on. At the time of dissolution, Lord Siva’s hair is scattered, and he pierces the rulers of the different directions with his trident. He laughs and dances proudly, scattering their hands like flags, as thunder scatters the clouds all over the world.
The gigantic black man bared his fearful teeth. By the movements of his brows he scattered the luminaries all over the sky, and he covered them with his strong, piercing effulgence. Because of the misbehavior of Daksha, even Lord Brahma, Daksha’s father, could not have been saved from the great exhibition of anger. While all the people talked amongst themselves, Daksha saw dangerous omens from all sides, from the earth and from the sky.
My dear Vidura, all the followers of Lord Siva surrounded the arena of sacrifice. They were of short stature and were equipped with various kinds of weapons; their bodies appeared to be like those of sharks, blackish and yellowish. They ran all around the sacrificial arena and thus began to create disturbances. Some of the soldiers pulled down the pillars which were supporting the pandal of sacrifice, some of them entered the female quarters, some began destroying the sacrificial arena, and some entered the kitchen and the residential quarters. They broke all the pots made for use in the sacrifice, and some of them began to extinguish the sacrificial fire.
Some tore down the boundary line of the sacrificial arena, and some passed urine on the arena. Some blocked the way of the fleeing sages, some threatened the women assembled there, and some arrested the demigods who were fleeing the pandal. Maniman, one of the followers of Lord Siva, arrested Bhrigu Muni, and Virabhadra, the black demon, arrested Prajapati Daksha. Another follower, who was named Candesa, arrested Pusha. Nandisvara arrested the demigod Bhaga. There was a continuous shower of stones, and all the priests and other members assembled at the sacrifice were put into immense misery. For fear of their lives, they dispersed in different directions.
Virabhadra tore off the mustache of Bhrigu, who was offering the sacrificial oblations with his hands in the fire. Virabhadra immediately caught Bhaga, who had been moving his eyebrows during Bhrigu’s cursing of Lord Siva, and out of great anger thrust him to the ground and forcibly put out his eyes. Just as Baladeva knocked out the teeth of Dantavakra, the King of Kalinga, during the gambling match at the marriage ceremony of Aniruddha, Virabhadra knocked out the teeth of both Daksha, who had shown them while cursing Lord Siva, and Pusha, who by smiling sympathetically had also shown his teeth. Then Virabhadra, the giantlike personality, sat on the chest of Daksha and tried to separate his head from his body with sharp weapons, but was unsuccessful. He tried to cut the head of Daksha with hymns as well as weapons, but still it was hard to cut even the surface of the skin of Daksha’s head. Thus Virabhadra was exceedingly bewildered.
Then Virabhadra saw the wooden device in the sacrificial arena by which the animals were to have been killed. He took the opportunity of this facility to behead Daksha. Upon seeing the action of Virabhadra, the party of Lord Siva was pleased and cried out joyfully, and all the bhutas, ghosts and demons that had come made a tumultuous sound. On the other hand, the brahmanas in charge of the sacrifice cried out in grief at the death of Daksha. Virabhadra then took the head and with great anger threw it into the southern side of the sacrificial fire, offering it as an oblation. In this way the followers of Lord Siva devastated all the arrangements for sacrifice. After setting fire to the whole arena, they departed for their master’s abode, Kailasa. - Srimad-Bhagavatam
"Also, arrangements made through documentary, oral, technical, fiscal, physical, or other means to support covers (both individual and organizational). A backstopped cover provides sufficient documentation to project an identity in the immediate area or circumstance and in primary USG and commercial information systems. Backstopping cover may be constructed to withstand scrutiny ranging from casual or unwitting general population to a targeted hostile adversary. (DTM 08-050, Defense Cover Program Guidance (U), 31 Mar 2009 w/ chg 2 dated 14 Apr 2011)" - Terms and Definitions of Interest for Counterintelligence Professionals, U.S. Department of Defense Defense Security Service
Her presence was known by actions of her minions. A trap strand of her web trembled and attackers hurled themselves onto entangled victims, insanely violent, uncaring how many of their own died or how many they butchered.
Someone commanded the search: Spider Queen.
Is she sane by our standards? Into what awful perils have I sent Dortujla?
Honored Matres went beyond megalomania. They made the Tyrant appear a ridiculous pirate by comparison. Leto II, at least, had known what the Bene Gesserit knew: how to balance on the point of the sword, aware that you would be mortally cut when you slid from that position. The price you pay for seizing such power. Honored Matres ignored this inevitable fate, hewing and slashing around them like a giant in the throes of terrible hysteria.
Nothing ever before had opposed them successfully and they chose to respond now with the killing rage of berserkers. Hysteria by choice. Deliberate.
Because we left our Bashar on Dune to spend his pitiful force in a suicidal defense? No telling how many Honored Matres he killed. And Burzmali at the death of Lampadas. Surely, the hunters felt his sting. Not to mention Idaho- trained males we send out to pass along Honored Matre techniques of sexual enslavement. And to men!
Was that enough to bring such rage? Possibly. But what of the stories from Gammu? Did Teg display a new talent that terrified Honored Matres?
If we restore our Bashar’s memories, we must watch him carefully.
Would a no-ship contain him?
What really made Honored Matres so reactive? They wanted blood. Never bring such people bad news. No wonder their minions behaved with frenzy. A powerful person in fright might kill the bearer of bad tidings. Bring no bad tidings. Better to die in battle. Spider Queen’s people went beyond arrogance. Far beyond. No censure possible. You might just as well berate a cow for eating grass. The cow would be justified in looking at you with its moon struck eyes, inquiring: ”Isn’t this what I’m supposed to do?”
Knowing probable consequences, why did we ignite them? We aren’t like the person who hits out at a round gray object with a stick and finds that the object was a hornet’s nest. We knew what we struck. Taraza’s plan and none of us questioned.
The Sisterhood faced an enemy whose deliberate policy was hysterical violence. ”We will run amok!”
And what would happen if Honored Matres met painful defeat? What would their hysteria become?
I fear it.
Did the Sisterhood dare feed this fire?
Spider Queen would redouble her efforts to find Chapterhouse.
Violence would escalate to an even more repulsive stage. What then? Would Honored Matres suspect everyone and anyone of being sympathetic to the Bene Gesserit? Might they not turn against their own supporters? Did they contemplate being alone in a universe devoid of other sentient life? More likely this did not even enter their minds.
What do you look like, Spider Queen? How do you think?
Murbella said she did not know her supreme commander or even sub-commanders of her Hormu Order. But Murbella provided a suggestive description of a sub- commander’s quarters. Informative. What does a person call home? Who does she keep close to share life’s little homilies?
Most of us choose our companions and surroundings to reflect ourselves.
Murbella said: ”One of her personal servants took me into the private area. Showing off, demonstrating that she had access to the sanctum. The public area was neat and clean but the private rooms were messy — clothing left where it had been dropped, unguent jars open, bed unmade, food drying in dishes on the floor. I asked why they had not cleaned up this mess. She said it was not her job. The one who cleaned was allowed into the quarters just before nightfall. ”
Such a one would have a mind to match that private display.
Odrade’s eyes snapped open. She focused on the Van Gogh painting. My choice. It put tensions on the long span of human history that Other Memory could not. You sent me a message, Vincent. And because of you, I will not cut off my ear … or send useless love messages to ones who do not care. That’s the least I can do to honor you.
The sleeping cell had a familiar odor, peppery pungency of carnation. Odrade’s favorite floral perfume. Attendants kept it here as a nasal background.
Once more, she closed her eyes and her thoughts snapped back to Spider Queen. Odrade felt this exercise creating another dimension to that faceless woman.
Murbella said an Honored Matre commander had but to give an order and anything she wanted was brought.
Murbella described known instances: grossly distorted sexual partners, cloying sweetmeats, emotional orgies ignited by performances of extraordinary violence.
"They’re always looking for extremes."
Reports of spies and agents fleshed out Murbella’s semi-admiring accounts.
"Everyone says they have a right to rule."
Those women evolved from an autocratic bureaucracy.
Much evidence confirmed it. Murbella spoke of history lessons that said early Honored Matres conducted research to gain sexual dominance over their populations “when taxation became too threatening to those they governed.” - Chapterhouse: Dune
Dying moonlight framed upon dark walls Throughout this black home the silence is deafening None can hear what echoes from within But I can hear the endless screaming Behind the locked door Necrophiliac violation… A single room shelters dormant evil Within this unsuspecting house a monster is born The bodies of fresh children are dismembered here The crimson flesh so sweet to a soul so dark Overwhelming screaming is unbearable silence to those outside Walls red with blood as children are eaten Behind this door pure butchery awaits Mutilation,torture and pedophile murder sanctuary To those outside it is a simple construction of wood But those inside know what is truly in store… Behind the locked door.
Graphic caption: "Home in Redbank, SC of Timothy Ray Jones, Jr."
SHERIFF: S.C. MAN KILLED 5 CHILDREN AT SAME TIME
LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — A father accused of killing his five children will face murder charges as soon as he’s brought back to South Carolina, said Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty.
Authorities found the remains of the five children — ages 1 to 8 — Tuesday on a dirt road off Alabama Highway 10 near the Oak Hill community in Wilcox County, said Sgt. Steve Jarrett, spokesman for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, was arrested in Mississippi on Saturday on unrelated charges. He led authorities to the bodies Tuesday, which were in five garbage bags.
During a news conference Wednesday, McCarty said no motive has been revealed but officials believe the siblings were killed at the same time.
McCarty described Smith as “calm” as he led investigators to the children’s bodies.
But anyone who knows Little Tim will agree that he is not the animal he will be portrayed as through the media.
"We do feel deaths occurred in Lexington County (S.C.)," McCarty said.
McCarty characterized the bodies as being in an advanced state of decomposition and said the manner of death was not clear.
Jones drove up to North Carolina, then back into South Carolina, officials said. Then he traveled through Lake City and Orangeburg, S.C., then into Athens, Ga., before returning to South Carolina before he drove to Mississippi.
"We feel that he killed the five children at the same time. … I don’t understand why he did it, but yes, these children were in the car, deceased in garbage bags for some period of time," McCarty said.
Sheriff’s officials in Smith County, Miss., said Jones waived his right to an extradition hearing, paving the way for him to return to South Carolina late Wednesday to be charged with five counts of murder.
The children’s bodies are already in South Carolina. McCarty said he won’t release the names until an autopsy is performed, which will determine exactly how the children died. Autopsies are set to begin Thursday.
He said he has spoken to the children’s mother, who was in shock and distraught.
"I don’t think that there’s a person in this room that could speak to the mother of her children and not be emotional," McCarty said.
The Mississippi grandparents of the children issued a statement Wednesday seeking respect as the family grieves.
Outside his home in Amory, Miss., Timothy Jones Sr., the suspect’s father, asked for privacy to “mourn the loss of our loved ones, not only our grandchildren, but our son as well.”
He described his son as a loving dad.
"We do not have all the answers, and we may never have them," he said. "But anyone who knows Little Tim will agree that he is not the animal he will be portrayed as through the media."
Mississippi State University confirmed Wednesday that Timothy Ray Jones Jr. graduated from there in 2011 with a degree in computer engineering.
Jones was arrested Saturday in Smith County, Miss., after he was detained at a traffic checkpoint. Deputies reported that he seemed to be under the influence. When they searched his SUV, they found what they believed were chemicals used to make meth and a synthetic form of marijuana, and what appeared to be bleach, muriatic acid, blood and possible body fluids in the car.
Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton said authorities questioned Jones right away, interviewing him for two nights. He said Jones tried to tell police at first that the children were fine.
"He was saying, ‘The kids have been taken care of, there’s not a problem,’ " Crumpton said. "We knew that wasn’t right because they would have turned up somewhere."
Crumpton said Jones’ moods fluctuated greatly during the police interview.
"His emotions would go from really calm to irate to crying. He just bounced up and down. He’d be high as you could go, then low as you could go," Crumpton said.
We feel that he killed the five children at the same time. He traveled three states with these children in garbage bags in the back of his vehicle.
Crumpton wasn’t sure whether Jones displayed any remorse.
"At some point, I was hoping I saw some of that," he said.
The children were last seen Aug. 28 when Jones picked them up from school, McCarty said. They did not attend school Aug. 29 or Sept. 2. The children’s mother reported Jones and the children missing to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department on Sept. 3, he said.
At that time, McCarty said, a missing persons’ report was filed and placed into the National Crime Information Center computer database, and the investigation began.
McCarty said this was not the first time the mother has had difficulty reaching her ex-husband, which was among the factors that led law enforcement to hold off on issuing an Amber Alert. State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel said the children were believed to be with their primary guardian, Jones, another reason the alert wasn’t sent.
When deputies ran Jones’ tags after his arrest, they got a hit in the missing person’s database about the children. He was arrested for DUI and possession of a controlled substance, and deputies in Smith County called South Carolina officials.
There had been a complaint to the Department of Social Services on Aug. 7 about Jones and his treatment of the children. That same day, the Lexington Sheriff’s Department and Department of Social Services went to the Jones residence and talked to Jones, the children and neighbors. They didn’t find any signs of abuse but were set to revisit the home within 45 days.
Records describe a messy divorce in October 2013. Jones’ wife was having an affair with a neighbor, according to the divorce file. Jones was given primary custody, and a therapist called him “highly intelligent” and a “responsible father.”
Jones was an Intel engineer and made more than $70,000 a year, and his wife didn’t work outside the home or have a driver’s license, according to the records.
McCarty called the case unprecedented in his three-plus decades in law enforcement.
"I’ve never seen a case like this," McCarty said. "We all see things in our career that have an impact on you. This case has impacted anyone … who’s had anything to do with this."
Contributing: The Associated Press. Santaella reports for WLTX-TV, Columbia, S.C.; Apel reports for The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.
DETAILS EMERGE ON CASE OF 5 CHILDREN FOUND DEAD IN ALABAMA
LEXINGTON, S.C. — The father accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and then dumping their bodies about 700 miles away in Alabama had been investigated for child abuse about a month before the children’s disappearance, the authorities said Wednesday.
At the time, investigators said they had found no evidence that the children had been hurt or were in danger.
The father, Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, was arrested Saturday at a motor vehicle checkpoint in Smith County, Miss., the authorities said, and after questioning led the police to the bodies of his children, who ranged from 1 to 8 years old.
The children’s bodies, wrapped in garbage bags, had been left off a dirt road near Camden, a small city in rural Alabama, more than an hour’s drive southwest of Montgomery. The authorities said they did not know why the bodies were left there.
The children were last seen on Aug. 28 and were reported missing on Sept 3. The authorities said Mr. Jones picked up the older children from school and the younger ones from day care. Mr. Jones, who shared custody with his former wife, was supposed to return the children to her on Sept. 2.
On Aug. 7, children’s services workers and the South Carolina police questioned Mr. Jones, who worked as a computer engineer with Intel in Columbia, S.C., about a report that he had physically abused at least one child earlier in the day. On Wednesday, however, the authorities said that no signs of abuse were found after visiting the home and speaking to Mr. Jones and the children.
Though South Carolina law mandates that a follow-up on children’s welfare be conducted within 45 days of an abuse report, the Department of Social Services had not made a second visit to Mr. Jones’s home by the time the children were reported missing, the authorities said.
South Carolina officials said Wednesday that they were moving to extradite Mr. Jones from Mississippi and that he was expected to be charged with five counts of murder.
The children’s bodies have been returned to South Carolina for autopsies, which are scheduled for Thursday, according to the medical examiner, but the authorities have declined to comment on the cause of death or why Mr. Jones might have killed the children.
“He has not indicated why he did this,” Lewis McCarty, the acting sheriff of Lexington County in South Carolina, said during a news conference on Wednesday.
Sheriff McCarty said the children’s mother, Mr. Jones’s former wife, was “in shock and is extremely distraught.”
Mr. Jones’s father, Timothy Jones Sr., said Wednesday in a brief phone interview from Missisippi that the family was in shock. “We just want to try to work through this,” he said. “It’s a very difficult time for the family.”
Chuck Mulloy, an Intel spokesman, said the company was cooperating with the investigation. “Intel is heartbroken about the situation involving these children,” Mr. Mulloy said.
Sheriff McCarty said investigators believe Mr. Jones killed his children in South Carolina, put them in garbage bags in the back of his Cadillac Escalade and embarked on a circuitous route — driving from South Carolina to North Carolina and back to South Carolina before heading to Athens, Ga.
Mr. Jones then returned to South Carolina before driving back through Georgia to Mississippi and Alabama, where he discarded the bodies, the police said.
“We feel that the deaths took place early on,” Sheriff McCarty said. “These children were in the car — deceased — in garbage bags, for some time.”
The sheriff added, “I have no idea why he dropped them in Alabama.”
South Carolina officials said Wednesday that they did not issue an Amber Alert after the children’s mother reported them missing because Mr. Jones had primary custody as part of the couple’s divorce settlement. The children’s mother also told the police that she often had difficulty contacting her former husband.
But Sheriff McCarty said the state police and the F.B.I. had carried out a vigorous search for Mr. Jones and the children. “We were looking for this man with all resources and assets,” he said.
Mr. Jones was finally caught at a police checkpoint in Mississippi on Saturday. Sheriff McCarty said Mr. Jones was acting “very strange, maybe somewhat disoriented, maybe on the violent side.” Mr. Jones was initially detained for suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance — synthetic marijuana, also called spice.
Once the Escalade’s license plates were checked against a national crime database, the Mississippi police became aware of the missing children. The sheriff described Mr. Jones as calm, when he led the F.B.I. and other law enforcement agents to the children’s bodies.
On Wednesday, a printed sign in the trailer home where Mr. Jones lived read: “Warning!!! Is there life after death? Trespass here and find out.” The sign had the image of the barrel of a pistol.
On the porch was a children’s spiral notebook and toys, including a sand pail, a plastic dump truck and an inflatible baseball bat.
Heather Gates, who lives in the mobile home park, said her children often played with the Jones children — though she said she had seen them infrequently in recent months.
“The kids were polite and happy, and they liked to run and laugh and giggle like normal children,” Ms. Gates said. “They seemed well-fed and clean and polite. They seemed normal.”
FBI BROADENS SCOPE OF NAVY SPY PROBE
June 02, 1985 By New York Times News Service.
WASHINGTON - The FBI has begun surveillance of a group of California men who once worked in the Navy with John A. Walker Jr., accused of spying for the Soviet Union, government officials said Friday.
It could not be determined if any of the men under surveillance were still in the Navy. But there are at least three of them, according to the officials, who asked not to be identified.
One is a former Navy man now living in northern California who was identified by Walker as “D“ in secret documents recovered by investigators, the officials said.
The group is apparently not tied to Walker`s private detective concern in Virginia Beach, Va. Government officials said earlier this week that several members of that concern were close to being arrested.
Friday`s disclosures bring to at least nine the number of people under investigation for involvement in the alleged spy ring. Navy officials have described the spy case as potentially the most serious one in the history of the service.
Walker, 47, has been accused of conspiring with his brother and son to pass secret Navy documents to the Soviet Union. All three served in the Navy. The government officials said that Walker, a former Navy communications officer, probably met the men now under surveillance while he was stationed in California in the 1960s and 1970s. He served in Vallejo, Calif., in 1963 and in San Diego from 1969 to 1971.
Earlier this week prosecutors disclosed excerpts from a note that they said Walker had written to a Soviet diplomat. The letter, prosecutors said, identified a “D“ who was involved in the operation.
According to the officials, “D“ is a former Navy man who does not belong to the Walker family.
He is believed to live near either Sacramento or San Francisco, they said. They would not be specific about when and where the man supposedly met Walker. Nor would they say if he had been an enlisted man.
Walker served in Vallejo for a period between cruises on the nuclear-powered submarine Andrew Jackson, which was armed with Polaris missiles. He worked on the submarine as a radioman, a job that permitted him access to large amounts of secret Navy intelligence, officials say.
While in San Diego several years later, Walker worked at the naval training center as assistant director of the school for radiomen. He left that job in December 1971 after nearly three years and was transferred to Norfolk, Va.
He retired in 1976 and opened a private detective firm in Norfolk.
While many law-enforcement officials have said that additional arrests are expected next week, others were more vague.
“I will concede there is a good possibility of more arrests,“ said Jack Wagner, special agent in charge of the Norfolk FBI office. “I won`t give any time frame.“
Walker`s son, Michael, 22, and brother, Arthur, 50, also are charged with espionage, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. The three men are being held without bail.
Michael Walker, a yeoman third class aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz, is accused of stealing secret documents from the ship and smuggling them to his father. His uncle, Arthur, is a retired lieutenant commander who taught antisubmarine warfare tactics for the Navy.
In another revelation about John Walker, the Anti-Defamation League of the B`nai B`rith said Friday it believes he served as Virginia organizer of the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Describing Walker`s alleged Klan ties, Irwin Suall, director of fact-finding for the ADL, said the group traced a post office box number given during a radio talk show as the Klan`s Virginia address by a man who identified himself only as “John.“
The man, during the 1980 show, said he was the Virginia organizer and mentioned he had served on a submarine with Bill Wilkinson, then head of the Klan, Suall said.
The post office box, also listed in issues of the Klansman, the group`s publication, was held by a John A. Walker of 8524 Old Ocean View Rd., Suall said. That is John Walker`s home address.
In 1979, the Klan actively and publicly attempted to recruit servicemen stationed in Tidewater.
“The question was whether Walker was using his status as Klan organizer to pump active-duty sailors for information,“ Suall said.
Philip Prince, a former partner in Walker`s private detective agency, said soon after the arrest that Walker “was very stilted in his views. He leaned toward the KKK. I`m sure he was a member at some time.“
Prince said Walker once provided security for Wilkinson, when Wilkinson visited Norfolk.
Wilkinson said Friday that he and Walker were close friends when they served together on the Simon Bolivar. “I felt like he was a patriot,“
Wilkinson said. “I can recall cussing commies with him.“
Wilkinson described Walker as a conscientious sailor who worked hard to advance himself in the Navy. He said Walker took correspondence courses to improve his knowledge.
Both men held the title of radio men and had “top secret cryptographic“ clearances. Aboard the submarine, this classification was restricted to radio operators and the ship`s top officers, Wilkinson said.
ESPIONAGE SUBJECT IS LINKED TO KLAN
WASHINGTON, May 31, 1985 — A former Ku Klux Klan leader said today that he and John A. Walker Jr., accused last week of spying for the Soviet Union, became close friends while serving together aboard a nuclear submarine.
Bill Wilkinson, once the Imperial Wizard of the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, said that Mr. Walker had never tried to recruit him or use his Klan contacts for any espionage operation.
”I felt like he was a patriot,” said Mr. Wilkinson in a telephone interview from his home in Denham Springs, La. ”I can recall cussing commies with him.”
Mr. Wilkinson refused to say whether Mr. Walker was a Klan member. In 1980, according to the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith, Mr. Walker described himself on a radio call-in show as state director of the Klan in Virginia.
Mr. Walker’s ties to the Klan were the latest twist in the widening spy case. Mr. Walker’s brother and son have also been arrested and several of his business associates are under investigation.
Suspect Made Use of Disguises
Mr. Walker, a former Navy warrant officer who ran a private detective agency in Virginia Beach, Va., has been accused of passing sensitive documents to the Russians for up to 18 years. He has been described by neighbors and the authorities as an electronics aficionado who used a variety of disguises in his work.
Mr. Wilkinson said that after they served together on the submarine Simon Bolivar in the mid-1960’s, he had kept in contact with Mr. Walker and saw him as recently as a year ago at the Baton Rouge Airport. He expressed shock at the espionage charges and said if Mr. Walker is guilty, ”they ought to shoot him at sunrise.”
The Anti-Defamation League said today that Mr. Walker apparently participated five years ago in a drive to recruit Klan members among Navy personnel in the Norfolk, Va., area.
Irwin Suall, fact-finding director of the Anti-Defamation League, said that a man identifying himself as ”John” appeared on a radio call-in show in Norfolk in 1980 and called himself the Virginia state director of the Klan. He invited listeners to join the Klan by writing to a post office box, which was listed by postal authorities as being held by John A. Walker Jr. Klan Recruiting in Navy On the radio call-in show, ”John” said he had served with Mr. Wilkinson in the Navy.
According to an Anti-Defamation League account of the incident, ”John” said that Jews cannot belong to the Klan because ”they owe allegiance to a foreign government.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the January 1980 and January 1981 issues of the Klansman magazine say that the group’s Virginia director can be reached by writing to P.O. Box 8001, the box rented by Mr. Walker.
At the time, Norfolk was experiencing an upsurge in Klan activity. Mr. Wilkinson had come to Virginia Beach in October 1979 for a rally, and the Atlantic Fleet, headquartered in Norfolk, reported that several sailors had donned the white robes of the Klan.
Mr. Wilkinson would not discuss any Klan activities of Mr. Walker, citing the organization’s prohibition against revealing a person’s membership without his permission.
Five years ago, when Mr. Wilkinson headed the group, the Invisible Empire was considered among the most heavily armed of the Klan groups in the South.
Mr. Wilkinson described Mr. Walker as a conscientious sailor who worked hard to advance himself in the Navy. He said Mr. Walker took correspondence courses to improve his knowledge.
'I Envied Him'
Both men held the rank of radioman and had ”top secret cryptographic” clearances. Aboard the submarine, this classification was restricted to radio operators and the ship’s top officers, Mr. Wilkinson said.
Navy records show that Mr. Walker was aboard the Simon Bolivar as a radioman from August 1965 to April of 1967. One month before he left that submarine, he was promoted to warrant officer.
A Navy spokesman said today that the records of Mr. Wilkinson’s service could not be immediately located.
The two met in Newport News, Va., when the Navy was pulling together its first crew for the Simon Bolivar. They were involved with the installation of equipment aboard the submarine, and they participated in its first cruises. Both left the ship for other assignments in 1967.
Mr. Wilkinson recalls that Mr. Walker saw himself as something of a ”playboy” who would go for a drive in his sports car with a British cap perched jauntily on his head.
”I admired him, I envied him,” said Mr. Wilkinson. ”He had a little MG convertible. Boy, he had it all.”
Mr. Wilkinson said that he last saw Mr. Walker a year ago at the airport in Baton Rouge, La. At the time, Mr. Wilkinson said, Mr. Walker told him he was making money by flying airplanes to Europe ”for rich people.”
When they were in the Navy, the two men had talked of going into business together.
”He and I were going into business together in South Carolina. We were going to open a bar,” Mr. Wilkinson said. ”He went ahead with it. I changed my mind. I didn’t have enough money.”