Pittsburg Post-Gazette 5/29/52

Red Spying Disclosed by Cvetic

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: ' i . FhuiO. code. SECOND SECTION Court arrested round to each The car, arrest Red Spying Disclosed By Cvetic Secret Testimony On Soviet Agents' Activities Released From the Pnst-Gazetti" Pnst-Gazetti" Pnst-Gazetti" Wi'hincton Bureau WASHINGTON, May 28 Members of Soviet and satellite embassies, consulates and United Nations delegations carried on furtive activity in this country, Matt Cvetic has reported to the Senate s Internal ecuruy emu- emu- committee. The Pittsburgh undercover agent for the FBI presented his testimony February 7 but it was made public only today by Chairman Chairman McCarran, Democrat, Ne vada. Top Leaders Still Here Cvetic said that a majority of the members of the Nationality-Commission Nationality-Commission Nationality-Commission of the Communist Party a top-level top-level top-level group of Red agents which tried to influence American policy are still in this country. He said these agents apparently nave oeen able to carry on their work un molested. "I recall attending meetings in Pittsburgh with representatives representatives of the Yugoslav secret police, of attending meetings with representatives of the Slovak and Polish consulates in Pittsburgh, and also representatives representatives of the UN staffs of several governments," Cvetic told the Senate group. One of them was the late Dr. Zdener Palma, Czechoslovakian consul in Pittsburgh, Cvetic testified. testified. Others included repre sentatives of the Communist Polish consulates in Pittsburgh and Chicago, Cvetic related, add ing that he did not recall their names. seniors tests Committee County certificates yes- yes- William scorers Copeland, Park; 416 Terence and Road, were public, schools recognizes mental with the college financial education scholarships. . a Pittsburgh thirty-fifth annual at Sheraton Vernon of will be eco yes Re United Asked to Start Paper Cvetic testified that Dr. Slovko Zore, charge d'affaires of the Yugoslav embassy, offered him $4,000, or whatever additional amount he might need, to start a Slovenian language newspaper in the United States. "I recall cases of Soviet agents coming to the United States after a conference with Joseph Stalin." he said, "making their report to the Communist Party National Commission, and immediately immediately the issues discussed there would be transmitted to the liaison people, who in turn would present them to government government leaders as the opinions of millions of Americans. "Actually they were really spokesmen for the Politburo in the Kremlin." he testified. "This is the way China was sold down the river." Links in Spy Network Czech-born Czech-born Czech-born Pavlina Svoboda, former employe of the Czech embassy, described the New York and Pittsburgh consulates of the Czech government, and the embassy in Washington, as key links in the Red spy network. network. The Czech consulates in New York. Pittsburgh and Cleve-were Cleve-were Cleve-were closed in May, 1950. Joseph I. Molnar, Jr., 20, a Czech immigrant and FBI undercover undercover man, revealed that four former Pittsburghers were members of the C.eclis lied network in this country. They were Calvin Brook, for mer editor of a Northside Slovak- Slovak- anguage newspaper; Rudolph Martinovic. assistant to Brook and now a Communist Party deputy in Czechoslovakia; Dr. Palma, and Helen Vrabel, for many years active in the Inter national Workers Order, a Communist Communist front. The I WO, according to Cvetic, has 25 lodges in the Pittsburgh district with i.uu adult mem bers and 263 junior members. He said membership has slumped since it was exposed as a Communist front. have two window at up ice and its the as a the on the Couple to Mark of

Clipped from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette29 May 1952, ThuPage 9

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)29 May 1952, ThuPage 9
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