The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1940 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 21, 1940
Page 7
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1940 Dies Says Consulates Are Nerve Centers Of Nazi Front By BRUCE CATTOX 1?EA Service Start' Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 21'.—Behind all the excitement over the I3ie.«i committee's "White Paper" is Chairman Martin Dies' firm belief that: America today confronts a fifth column peril more serious than anything in its previous history. A network of axis agents has been thrown over the nation for •sabotage, espionage and propaganda purposes. This network puts potential trouble-makers mCo national defense industries and works under the direction of foreign ronsular and diplomatic agents who cannot be reached by American, law. Tliis is a peril which American law-enforcement machinery is not geared to meet—and unless there Ls developed some new method to cope with it, the nation is in for serious trouble. "The orthodox: methods the Federal Bureau of Investigation- has been using just aren't going' to work in this situation." says Dies. "What we are facing is-entirely different from the situation of 1917. Preparing to meet it as the 1917 situation was met is like preparing our army to fiaht the kind of war that was fought in 1917." The FBI is doubling its staff and is making every effort to keep thoroughly informed on the fifth column's activities. But, as Dies points out. the FBI is severely handicapped. For the most pan. the things that have been done to date are not illegal, it isn't, for instance, against the law for a member of the German-American Bund to hold a job in a steel mill or an airplane factory. HIES DISAGREES Before' the first 'World War began, the British intelligence service got hold of a fairly complete list of German agents who were at work in England. The British bided their time, instead of striking at once; when the war started, they rounded up all the agents at one swoop. It is often argued that the FBI, plus the army and navy intelligence services, can play the same game'in America today—that so long as^ they know what the setup-is they can, safely wait 'until: -overt--acts.vjurej? committed,;, then; BLYTHEVILLE (AJIK.) COURIER NEWS Pledge Forbids Co-Eds From Taking Air Course FULLER/TON, Cal. (UP)-When the Army'AW corps said it needed more "manpower", Fullerton Ju- nior'College authorities took it lit- wnlly and passed a regulation to discourage co-ctls from enrolling in the school's civilian flight training program. At! prospective enrollm hud to pledge themselves to seek further flight (.ruining with the Army or Navy Air corps—thus eliminating women. Military authorities claim women are "of no military value" ns pilots. Air Corps Newspaper Issues a Warning FORT WORTH, Tex. (UP) — u looks like some cadet, is working thai old* army gamp, maybe with new variations, at Hicks Field MOUI hero. The . Hicks Field Herald. post newspaper, has carried this Horn: "We hear that all checks for ihn flying cndeLs hereafter will be- made out. to Mr. .McDanlels. Thorn is no sense wasting time." The swastika flies c»ver Uu> German embassy. in Washington. thing is true of these fifth columnists." Supplemental legislation will be needed, in Dies' opinion. All organizations like the Bund, -the Communist, party, the American Fascist party, and so on, which are Dr. Friedhelm Draeger make their round-up. Dies disagrees. '.'Suppose there's a rattlesnake in your back yard." he says. "You may know the rattlesnake's habits perfectly well, but after all he's never bit anybody. So maybe you say, 'Well, we won't bother him until he actually strikes. Then we'll get after him/ "If yoti t say that you're just a damn foo'l. You've got to get rid of him before he strikes. The same Dr. Hans Thomson under the control of a foreign power, should fee outlawed. Dies holds. Beyond that, though, he believes that a good part of' the • problem can be solved simply by I relentless exposure. "SABOTAGE . . . THE IDEAL CRIME" Dies hopes the next Congress will , give his committee more funds—a { million dollars is Tne sum he thinks necessary—and will strengthen its powers both to subponea witnesses and to punish witnesses who refuse to testify. If that is done, he be- iieves, the committee can complete its exposure of foreign agents who are e m p 1 o y e d either in defense industries or in the government, and can insist on their discharge. "That's the only way we can prevent a wave of sabotage that would absolutely cripple our defense program," rie- says. "We've got to insist that no memo'er of any foreign-controlled group may work for the gox'ernment or for a defense industry. ' The longer we delay the more it's going to cost us. "The only way to do"ftiat is through a congressional investigation. Nothing would be a .greater injustice to the FBI than "to give the country the impression that it can handle this situation under present laws. If ydu have to wait until you can actually catch a man in the act of sabotage you're likely to wait forever. "Sabotage is the ideal crime, from the standpoint of evading detection and punishment. The saboteur has access to the place where the crime is to be committed. He can choose his own time. He can get himself away from the scene and destroy the evidence. Orthodox criminal-detection methods just don't work against that sort of thing." CONTROL BY EMBASSIES By following up leads obtained through earlier testimony of witnesses, by raiding the offices of organizations which have served the axis powers,-by sending out investigators to pry into local situations, Dies says his committee has obtained a broad general picture of the fifth column -peril. As a sample of the sort of thing uncovered he cites : one instance—a navy yard" Whose roster .of employrr-jncludes.- 23 members of the (German-American Bund and 19 members of the Communist party. The particular danger is tbat the. control of the fifth column network is . lodged in embassies and consulates.which are protected from ordinary legal processes by diplomatic immunity. This is true to such an extent that the administration has for. months been reluctant to give the Dies committee a -green light v for fear its revelations might force a break in diplomatic relations with Germany. • ' Controls of the German fifth column, for instance, go to Dr. Hans Thornsen, charge d'affaires at the German embassy here, and to Dr. Friedhelm Draeger, vice- consul in New York. The number of aides, clerks and other attaches on the German embassy and consular staffs in the- United States is now vastly greater than it is in ordinary times. Through the numerous consulates as nerve centers go out tentacles to the Bund, to an active American branch of the Nazi party —whose gauleiter is Dr. Draeger— to supposedly American groups' which serve as fronts for Nazi activities, and to various propaganda and espionage organizations. The dreaded ..German secret police, or Gestapo, has its officials in this country, watching over the whole set-up. "Babe" Conaughton, 280^-pound guard on the Georgetown eleven of 1926, probably was 'the college football regular player. ; TELEPHONE! 08 WASHED •DUST-TREATED • WAXOLIZED Guaranteed for Furnace, Sfove or Stoker Try Our "Warm-Morning" Sentry Coal For the New Warm Morning Stoves ' GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. 0 ' PHONE 76 TOP PRICES PAID FOR SOY BEANS CORN : RUSSELL RED TOP GIN Phone 273 ' North City Limits On | : . . Highway 61 ^ OLD F1TZGE BOTTLE D!N BOND KSNTUCKV STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY iTirtn WCUER DitTiiunr INI i Moon Distributing Co. Little Rock, Ark. 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