The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 57
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 57

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 196&-D13 Soviet Spyships Pester British State Probation, Parole Commission Needs Help Pueblo. Russian activity around Britain's shores has risen considerably In the past five years with the general Soviet build-up of naval power and the sophistication of electronics.- . Apart from conventional warships, they use innocent looking trawlers, tugs and survey ships packed with equipment for direction finding, interception of radio signals, de-. tection of radar frequencies, and plotting surface and submarine movements. One of their main targets, must be Britain's radar network. A new secret radar system went into operation this summer In addition to the missile early warning system that Britain shares with the United States. Fylingdales Station on the bleak North England moors Is part of the warning umbrella spread across Alaska and Greenland. - British officials naturally keep quiet about their methods of protection but these could Include Jamming equipment Installed permanently alongside radar stations or carried in aircraft above visiting Russian spyships. The defense screen did slip once this year when skin divers fishing around Portreath on the Atlantic side of southwestern England reported hitting the fringe of an underwater area of high frequency sound signals which produced distressing symptoms. Portreath Is the site of a secret experimental station and the sound barrier is presumably to discourage unwelcome visitors. Ships on the high seas can do little about their shadowers movements above and below the surface. During any blg exerclse at sea, the other side is sure to carry out surveillance- with airplanes and ships. British Admiral Sir John Bush, Allied commander-in-' chief eastern Atlantic and Channel, broke the usual silence on shadowing activities alter the big exercise code-named "Silver Tower" held In September. The Russians had turned out In force with three Kotlln-class destroyers, five or six other vessels, two oilers to refuel .them and long-range aircraft. "This trend of the Russians has been growing all the time," said Bush. "It wasn't Just during Silver Tower. It goes on all the time. The Russians have left their own territorial waters and they are out In the oceans. except ask them to go away, as the British aircraft carrier Ark Royal did a few years ago In staging a bombing display for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Ark Royal told a sleuthing Soviet tug It was In danger, so the tug moved away Just during the display and resumed close station immediately afterwards. Maybe spy ships shadow so closely, even to collision point, because they need to get very near to tune In to ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio. Very High Frequency (VHF) Is not so difficult to pick up at several miles' distance. With visual contact, they can simply pull out a pair of binoculars and time their opposition crew on attack procedures. By trailing hydrophones and using sonar to pick up engine noise, spy ships can plot other nation and a thorough background investigation. The applicant's scholastic ability, . moral character and leadership potential Is checked. Fringe benefits Include: state retirement, liberal vacation and sick leave policies; and group hospital, surgical, major medical and life insurance plans, according to the commission. Inquiries or requests for apn plications may' be made to Smith at' Room 404 at the Palm Beach County Courthouse, or to Harry C. Panos Jr., Suit 407, the Pan American Bldg., 307 N. Dixie. The test will be given in this-area when demand necessitates it, Smith said. The Florida Probation and Parole Commission needs help. Recently they announced the need for 25 officers on a statewide level. Locally, Francis J. Smith, district supervisor for Palm Beach County, says he needs four officers "right now! " The local office is supposed to be staffed by nine men, Including the supervisor. Presently there are only five. Smith expects the local need for probation and parole officers may double by 1970. The Job pays $6,972 per year for a new man, with a ceiling, based on promotion and experience, of $9,840. The base pay for a starting probation officer (3d) IZJiMIi" ii i ii . was lipped from $6,000 per year several months ago. The qualifications are stiff and the work hard, but the personal reward In helping a former prisoner make a successful return to society is worth it, Smith says. ' To qualify, an applicant must be a college graduate, preferably with a behavioral sciences major. Health should be excellent and two years of Florida residency is required. Some exceptions could be made, so Smith advises Interested persons to check with him even though they may not fully meet the above requirements. In addition, the' commission requires a State Merit Exami It Is New M ,!,, 5 4 . r . . . Some Scratched. . . Some Dented . . . Some Slightly Used ... But Most Of m 11 m 1 m By MARIS ROSS LONDON (UPI) On a quiet. Saturday afternoon, messages flashed on to movie house screens ordering the crew of the British Navy frigate Duncan to break off their leave and return to their warship Immediately. The 1,180-ton Duncan set-sail In a raging gale to Investigate a fleet of two Soviet cruisers, several destroyers and a supply ship moving around the . Orkneys, a group of Islands north of Scotland. The order to the Duncan on a recent weekend was part of the East-West cold war business of spying on each other. Espionage goes on all the time at sea but gets public attention only with news pictures of close shadowing during exercises or such a dramatic event as the North Korean capture of the American spy ship HURRY! AS AS AS LOW AS L-YU j AS LOW AS U ZJp L J AUTOMATIC WASHER! REFRIGERATORS 30" ELECTRIC RANGE-AS LOW AS AS LOW AS v. m n Sell FREE VACUUM CLEANERS and SEWING MACHINES... LOWEST PRICES EVER PARKING I (CITY LOT) I We Service What We FREE DELIVERY Call 832-3863 Today Open Mon. & Fri. Til 9 P.M. 1 22 No. Olive Ave. Downtown West Palm Beach

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