Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 8, 1969 · Page 12
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 12

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 8, 1969
Page 12
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'1 —B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1969 NO TIME OUT — Robin Cox is a versatile youngster. Between periods of basketball games he doubles as a trombonist in the Westville, Ind., high school band. Navy Kicked Out Of Job Thais Steal Half Of American Oil By LAWRENCE L. KKt/TSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — De- officials have relieved the Navy of all further responsibility for the amount and quality of fuel intended for vital U.S. military operations in Southeast Asia. This was learned in the aftermath of disclosures that at least 5.5 million gallons of fuel and lubricants destined for U.S. Army and Air Force units in Thailand were stolen in 1967 alone. General Accounting Office investigators, in a report to Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., blamed the massive thefts on bribery, forgery, collusion and cfScial laxity. They said spot checks indicated 52 per cent of all gasoline and lubricants delivered to Thai service stations for use by U.S. military vehicles was stolen. Forty per cent of all diesel fuel sent to one air base alone never a:rjved, they reported. The GAO said the Navy Fuel Supply Office had sole responsibility in Bangkok for assuring petroleum products delivered by private contractors complied in quantity and quality with standards set by the government. A Navy source said Defense Department supply officials ordered the Army to replace the Navy's fuel inspection functions in Southeast Asia effective last Wednesday. The substitution was not announced publicly by the Defense Department, but a Pentagon information officer confirmed it. Defense Department supply officials also said the change was imminent. . But they insisted the action was routine, had "been in the works a long time," and had no relation to the widespread thefts. j One official said the action re- 1 fleets only "the fact that the} Navy is no longer the prime j usfr" of petroleum products in ! the region. ! Meanwhile. John McGee, the j iran Proxmire credits for • "Mowing the whistle" on the oil; tb?ft5. said his Navy superiors •have instructed him not to talk to reporters about the internal operations of the Navy Fuel Supply Office. McGee, a civilian whose assignment as a petroleum quality • •ontrol representative in Bangkok was terminated abruptly 3;iit month, said he was asked to read and initial a document forbidding employes to publicly discuss the fuel office's operations. He said he was told all information requested by the press w.'uld be supplied by Navy In- femation officers. c;ucst the transfer' to what he McGee has said he did not re- said is a "make-work" clerical job. He said the Navy also once hied unsuccessfully to have him filed. Sen. Proxmire—who asked for the GAO investigation after receiving complaints of lax proce- diues and illegal activities from McGee—meanwhile issued an invitation to all persons in and out of government to bring similar complaints to him. "To anyone who has the courage and integrity to make a justified complaint, I promise immediate investigative action Ly the best and fastest means possible," Proxmire said in an interview. "And I will take any step within my power to protect informants from any harrassment or punitive action," the Wisconsin senator said. Proxmire, chairman of the government economy subcom mittee of the joint House-Senate Economic Committee, has said he will send the final GAO report to the Justice Department to determine if criminal prosecutions are warranted. He has also asked the Air Force to make public copies of 31 investigative reports prepared on the thefts by its Office of Special Investigation. 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