Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on February 25, 1976 · Page 25
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 25

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, February 25, 1976
Page 25
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Wed., Feb. 25,1976 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Probe begins for oversees ogenf fees Bicentennial no time to sell a fake Washington By JOHN MILNE WASHINGTON (UPI)-The ptyment of agents' fees and commission! by U.S. corporations overseas is under investigation by Pentagon officials, administration sources said today. The investigation is an outgrowth of the Defense Contract Audit Agency's probe into entertainment and illegal payments charged to defense contracts. Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger described as "the tip of the iceberg" the KkmwMgcmentttiatNorlhrop Corp. entertained utmost 50 officials it a hunting lodge. A highly placed source close to the Investigation told UPI "the rest of the iceberg is the other issue of overseas payments and commissions." These payments were in the area of foreign military sales, now worth $10 billion a year, he said. "You can't really say It's new," another official said, "because the DCAA was told to look into everything when the invwtigatkm began. They're jutt going into more areas." Both source* said it is too early to tell if any company has been cleared or found guilty. The sources said the Pentagon isn't trying to eliminate pay for real services but wants to get rid of bribes and other questionable payments. A spokesman said Tuesday the audit agency is investigating "to see if there has been any improper charges to defense contracts." "If in the course of the audit they find other areas, they will be referred to the proper investigative agency," he said. Testimony has shown Lockheed paid almost *22 million in bribes, consultant fees and commissions to officials abroad; Grumman paid to million to a consultant in Iran, which forbids such deals; Northrop paid J32.2 million overseas; McDonnell Douglas paid K.5 million to unidentified foreign officials; and Rockwell International paid $570,000 to government employes in four countries. 0y PETER MACKLER NEW YORK (UPI) - The Sotheby Parke Bernet gallery didn't want to be accused of peddling a fake George Washington memento in the Bicentennial year. Thus, minutes before it was to go on the auction block Tuesday, the prestigious firm withdrew a document billed as the 1775 "working copy" of Washington's commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army. The reason: a handwriting expert said the scroll was "no damn good." Sotheby's issued a one- paragraph statement saving it would "institute further definitive research" on the sheepskin document. "Given the controversy surrounding this piece and the short time prior to the sale, it would be practically impossible to offer it advantageously," Sotheby's said. Authenticity of the memento was challenged last week by Charles Hamilton, author of four books on antique autographs and owner of the Charles Hamilton Gallery. He called the evidence which Sotheby's presented to certify the document's legitimacy "an adventure in fantasy." The gallery had hoped to get WO.OOO for the scroll, which it called "the most significant Washington relic to come to light in more than 100years." Hamilton said it was worth a few hundred dollars. Thehand-Iettcredcommission copy had been put up for auction by Richard Ahlstrom, treasurer of an Ohio industrial chemicals firm, who said he picked it up for $12.50 at a sale. Hamilton disputed Ahlstrom's claim that the document was written in 1775 by Charles Thomson, secretary, to -the Continental Congress. "I told the man it was no damn good," Hamilton said. Hamilton said a comparison with other Thomson signatures in his collection convinced him "instantly" that the document was not written by Thomson. Shortly after Hamilton made his charges Thursday, So- theby's issued a statement reaffirming its faith in the document's authenticity. ROUND STEAKS JUbtrtiM'f *#f rtm« ··m In Fully CHirMlert T-BONE STEAKS Compare Full, BwrMlt Liberty Blue HNE WNNERWARE TAKE HOME » PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY EXCLUSIVELY AT ALBERTSON'S FOURTEEN HISTORIC AMERICAN SCENES ON A SUPERB SET OF DINNERWARE ON SALE THIS WEEK Bread Butter Dish EACH I J HEATS ' GUARANTEED SATISFACTION A MONEY BACK Beef Rib Steaks * I 45 Ti Stipremt lont-ln Cube SteaksTM, i b I 59 llbtl with front Ol purcluM Od NABISCO SALTINE CRACKERS MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE glpr JOHN'S PIZZA Sausage, Cheese, Pepperonl, Hamburger 14-Qz. O f * BIG BI-CENTENNIAL Bison Bonanza! TENDER, YOUNG, FLAVORFUL CRITTERS FULLY GUARANTEED. IF YOU HAVEN'T TASTED BUFFALO YET,TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR A REAL DINING DELIGHT. 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