This dispatch is based on information arriving from Poland.
An eight-member council, composed of Communist Party leaders and military officers, reportedly is giving directions to the Military Council of National Salvation, as more details surfaced of the leadership set up to run Poland under martial-law rule.
Heading the informal group is the Polish martial law leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski. Also included in its ranks are Gen. Miroslaw Milewski, the Communist Party Politburo member in charge of security; Gen. Florian Siwicki, the acting defense minister; Gen. Michal Janiszewski, one of Jaruzelski's key aides who serves as secretary of the Council of Minister, and Gen. Czeslaw Kisczak, the interior minister.
Propaganda chief Stefan Olszowski, who has long been a leader of hard-liners within the Communist Party, is also reported to be on the panel. Kazimierz Barcikowski, known for this reformist views, and Deputy Premier Mieczyslaw Rakowski, who was in charge of labor negotiations with Solidarity, also are serving on the policy-making board.
The panel is reported to make the top-level decisions in Poland, which are then passed on to the Military Council for National Salvation, which announced the imposition of martial law. Jaruzelski also chairs the council.
Radio Warsaw confirmed yesterday that Solidarity representatives and other government-allied unions met at the office of the minister for trade union affairs to discuss the future of the independent labor organization. The broadcast did not name any of the labor representatives, but most of Solidarity's leaders have been jailed.
Union sources reported last week that low-level negotiations between the government and Solidarity had been held. They also said that Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, reportedly being held under house arrest, had agreed to talk with government officials. But Walesa stipulated that Solidarity's 18-member presidium and three union advisers must also be present, the sources said.
The Independent Students' Union has also been dissolved for participating in strikes, the radio said. Although colleges and universities have been closed since the crackdown last month, the radio reported that the Military Council of National Salvation has told school officials to prepare to reopen no later than the middle of February.
The official Polish news agency PAP reported that the Foreign Minister Jozef Czyrek will go to Moscow in mid-January.
More martial law restrictions are being relaxed, according to Polish television. The government said daily passenger flights and air postal service would resume Friday between Warsaw, Gdansk, Krakow, Szczecin and Wroclaw, according to the television announcements.
Official broadcasts Monday reported that telephone and telex connections, which were cut when the military took control Dec. 13, were being restored in 10 provinces.
But communications are still a problem and all foreign correspondence has been subject to censorship since the crackdown. The Interior Ministry rather than the civilian Office of Censorship is reported to be handling the censorship.
The first scheduled trip for foreign correspondents outside of Warsaw was suddenly canceled yesterday. The guided trip, organized by the Foreign Ministry, was to have taken about 25 journalists to the western city of Poznan, where little industrial unrest is reported to have occurred. But after a four-hour wait at the airport, correspondents were told that the Interior Ministry had not granted permission for their Polish technicians and interpreters to travel outside the capital.
In Warsaw, there were also reports that many top government officials had left their normal residences to avoid unnecessary contacts with friends and acquaintances.
Other developments from news services and staff reports include: White House communications director David Gergen confirmed that a letter from Jaruzelski arrived in Washington Monday. He declined to characterize the message except to say, "Obviously, there are disagreements between our countries and those are reflected in the letter."
Gergen, commenting on Jaruzelski's talks with European officials Monday in which he said Solidarity activists might be expelled from Poland, said the United States prefers that Solidarity leaders be freed in Poland and be involved in a dialogue with the government and the church about the country's future.
Polish officials portrayed the situation as quiet throughout the country yesterday, but there were still scattered reports of worker unrest and discontent.
Yugoslavia's government newspaper Borba said in a dispatch from Warsaw that Polish officials were having great difficulty suppressing underground Solidarity activity, The Associated Press reported. "Pamphlets, information bulletins and publications are more and more often appearing clandestinely," it said.
"Those publications are not calling for active resistance but people are being told that organizations of Solidarity are still active," the newspaper reported.
Borba also said Poland's leaders were purging Communist Party ranks, and that many Polish party members were turning in their cards to protest the military takeover and out of conviction that the party had lost the faith of Poles.
AP also reported that the Czechoslovak newspaper Pravda said in a dispatch from Poland that officials trying to remove opposition fired all 2,500 workers of the Polmo shock absorber plant in Krasno and dissolved its party organization.
The paper said more than half the plant's 900 party member workers had already turned in their own membership cards. Some who wanted to stay in the party were expelled because they were "of unstable opinions or actively worked in Solidarity," the newspaper said.
The location of Solidarity leader Walesa was also still in doubt. The French newspaper Le Matin said he is being moved every few days for fear he may try to escape. The article quoted a Roman Catholic priest close to Walesa as saying Walesa's quarters in Warsaw are changed because the authorities fear he may try to break out.
The priest was quoted as saying the labor leader appeared healthy and relaxed and occasionally joked with guards about escaping.
The British Broadcasting Corp. reported that the Soviet Union jammed all its broadcasts to Poland yesterday, and the British government summoned the Polish ambassador in London to protest.