ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1983
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(Studio) James Durward Harper, Junior, reported accused of spying for Polish intelligence agency, and presumably USSR , by selling Minuteman missile secrets.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Govt. case against Harper outlined on screen, discussed; apparent seriousness of his activities noted. Weapons systems involved said Minuteman missile and advanced research on ballistic missile defense system; damage to United States security considered. Info. passed by Harper said coming from Systems Control, Incorporated, of Palo Alto, California, where Harper's wife Ruby Louise Schuler once worked. Schuler mentioned now dead; her apparent role in husband's espionage activity described. His working relationship with Polish agents outlined; USSR President Yuri Andropov said allegedly giving agents written commendations for their success. Harper's court statement today outlined.
REPORTER: John McWethy