The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 19, 1959 · Page 3
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WHY pip SO MANY DIE? Britain Lifting Secrecy on Ill-Fated EspionageWork in War-Time France By TOM CULLEN LONDON -(NBA)- The British Foreign Office finally has agreed to lift the veil of secrecy ou one of the murkiest corners of the late war — Britain's espionage activities. The promised disclosures concern the Special Operations Executive (French Section), the cloak - and - dagger outfit charged with dropping British agents into France during the Nazi occupation. For the past 13 years the S. O. E. has been under fire as an "amateur" organization, totally untrained to match wits with the German Intelligence machine. It has been accused of everything from criminal negligence to deliberately sending British agents to a certain death. The Foreign Office has kept silent all these years on the grounds that "security" was involved. Now, needled by demands for a government investigation, the Foreign Office has agreed to disclose the facts about the S.O.E. to responsible persons. Damning Accusation Most damning accusation is that one of the key S.O.E. members was in the pay of the Nazis. This agent, known here only as "Gilbert," is said to have used his position as officer in charge of air movements to deliver British agents directly into German hands. Certainly, the S.O.E.'s casualty rate was abnormally high. Of the 480 agents parachuted into France, 130 were captured by the Germans and the majority of these met a firing squad, German penetration in 1943 of (lie S.O.E. clandestine network in France known as "Prosper" accounts for many of the casualties, but does not explain entirely the outfit's "inefficient" operation, according to its critics Why were British agents dropped in France long after it had been established beyond reasonable doubt that the Nazis had broken the secret British radio link in Paris and penetrated the "Prosper" network? Question Raised This was the question raised in Parliament recently by Dame Irene Ward, a Conservative member, who has been most active in pressing for a government investigation. Other critic* hint that British S.O.E. agents were deliberately delivered into Nazi hands IB order to distract German attention from more important espionage Agencies. These latter accusations have been labelled as "monstrous and If You Are Under 80 You Are Hot Too Old For Life Insurance Let us tell you how you can still apply for a $1,000 life insurance policy to help take care of final expenses without burdening your family. You handle the entire transaction by mail with OLD AMERICAN of KANSAS CITY. No obliga- lion. No one will call on you! Tear out this ad and mail it today with your name, address and year of birth to Old American Insurance Co., 3 West 9th, Dept. L- '.!522B, Kansas City, Missouri. intolerable" by Col. Maurice Buckmaster, who was in charge of the S.O.E. French Section. Among the British agents who lived to return to England is Odette Hallowes, who was awarded the George Cross for her services as a wartime courier. Tortured by Gestapo Tortured by the Gestapo, Odette refused to disclose the name of her commanding officer, Capt. Peter Churchill, whom she later married. (She has since divorced Churchill, and is now married to Geoffrey Hallowes, another wartime agent.) Odette and Capt Churchill were recently drawn into the S.O.E. controversy when six French Re- slslance leaders challenged them to prove "one single effective act of sabotage, hostility or damage caused to the enemy" by their wartime activities. Gagged until now by the Foreign Office "security" code, the couple have been unable to face their challengers and to defend their own reputations. With the Foreign Office relaxing its restrictions, the former agents are now expected to shed light on S.O.E.'s murky depths. Odette admits that a British officer connected with S.O.E. may j have been a Nazi spy. "This Brit ish officer may have to explain certain embarrassing things," she says. "I have known his name for 15 years, but it is not for me to say." UNIVERSITY CO-EDS SKI — University of Minnesota students (left to right) Margaret Dandrea, Judy Branigan and Ruth Ann Lane stand at the top of Lookout Mountain as they prepare to race down the slopes near Virginia, Minn. The students were among 500 who came for the weekend on a special 10-car ski train. (AP Photofax). Dems to Meef in Los Angeles, but Republicans Still Undecided vention. A GOP site committee: as long as the playing area of a started two days of meetings in (football field and wider — 300 feet Des Moines, Iowa, in advance of!long and 1GO feet wide, a session of the full GOP national' committee there Friday. n j -j. e 11 V. 4J " i> rtngcjco, a uuy ui z,-i(jU;V{l(l Proposed site of the Democratic;nas never had a major national I J^PrinCT ic r ha niirra T/^n A »r*nl nr> i 1., . . .. Never Had Meeting Los Angeles, a city of By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles is the choice of the Democrats' site committee as the location for the party's 1960 national convention. It's still a tossup where the Republicans will hold I - . -.-.-,„„ WVC1 uuu „ IIiajor uauonju theirs. . | meeting is the huge Los Angeles | po i itical meeting. Californians Los Angeles won the committee's; Sports Arena schedule for conH were prompt in expressing pleas- recommendation Sunday after put-' P'etion in May. The fiye-million-dol- ure _ ting up a $350,000 cash offer. Top lar structure will have a floor Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown offers also were made at the com- !.•.-... _ .. . ' mitte's New Orleans meeting by San Francisco, Miami Beach and Philadelphia. Chicago and New York also were in the running. The recommendation by the site committee is subject to final action by the Democratic National Committee when it meets, Feb. 2728 in Washington. Approval usually is only a formality, Meetings in Des Moines Mental Patient Nabbed After v tw—*A*wk r tL4v*i,£sii.iaivii;i4i l f l Kidnaping 3 Potential Chureh i the state's new Democratic , isaid "It's great. It's wonderful,' We'll give them a fine convention. The Los Angeles convention will be the start to the election of a Democratic president." Italy's Leftwing Socialists Cut Communist Tie NAPLES, Itnly tfl — Piof.ro Neniii emerged in solid control of Italy's leftwing Socialists Sunday night as the party formally severed its longtime ties with the! Communists. The one - lime Stalin pence prize winner, whn has been pressing his parly (o break with the Rods since the 1956 Hungarian revolution, rammed his motion through the National Socialist congress with 273,271 voles, or I 58.30 per cent, behind It. ' A motion by Nenni's rival, extreme leftist Tullio Vccchietti, to; renew the Socialist alliance with; the Reds polled only 153,060 votes' or 32.65 per cent. j A compromise motion by Lelio Basso got '10,933 votes, or 8.73 per cent, The party also agreed <o continue opposition to Premier Amintore Fanfani's Christian Democrat-led government. The vole to break with the Communists also paced Nenni firmly in control of the p arty machinery. Seats on the 81-niember Central Committee will be allotted on the! basis of the votes for the different motions. A party official said Nenni's supporters will get 47 seats, Vecchietti's 27 nnd Basso's 7. Husband Dies, Wife Faces Amputation ARCADIA, Wis. Ml — A young mother who spent seven hours with her husband in a wrecked automobile during subzero cold, faced possible amputation of her limbs today. Her husband died Sunday night, several hours after they were taken to a hospital with their arms and legs frozen solid. Mrs. Barbara Kupietz, 20, mother of two small children, was reported in extremely critical condition. 3 Children Saved by Drop From 2nd Floor at Rushford RUSHFORD, Minn. HS — Farmer Bert Hovland dropped three of his children from second floor windows as fire destroyed the family's house and all possessions Sunday. None of the children were hurt. Two escaped with their parents from the main floor. Cause of the blaze was not known. EX-PARK DIRECTOR DIES CLEVELAND, W — W i 11 i a m A. Stinchcomb, 80, who is given major credit for greater Cleve-; land's "emerald necklace" of' parks, died Saturday. Helicopter Needed to Beat Stork in Race To Hospital CRISPIELD, Md. I* - Mrs. Mildred June Evans, 19, gave birth to a baby boy Sunday night shortly after a helicopter flight from her ice-bound Chesapeake Bay island home. The young; woman began es- periencinfl labor pains at h e r Smith Island home Sunday after noon. A commercial boat tried to take Mrs. Evans from the island to this Eastern Shore town, but was stopped by ice. The Coast Guard dispatched n ">2-foot boat from Crisfield but it also was stopped by the ico. Finally, the Coast Guard asked the Patuxent Navnl Air Station to Postscript T° Drama at Sea Found in Jar SEATTLE, Wash. Ml ~ A small jar containing a message washed ashore near Taft, Ore., Sunday and provided a postscript, to a drama at sea. Coast Guard headquarters here said the message read; "Attempted to signal ship by use of light. Smoke-fire on stern. Never prayed so hard in my life. Hope to see plane or other boat. Yours truly, LeRoy Hall, Frank la Fazio, boat Jefferson." The Coast Guard said its records showed the fishing boat Jefferson out of San Francisco was taken in tow Jan. 6 after being adrift four days. All hands were saved. a helicopter for the woman nnd her mother Mrs. Laura Clay'.on. They were at Crisfield in less than IS minutes. Mrs. Evans gave birth to a seven - pound, four - ounce hoy shortly after 9 p.m. in the Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital. Passes Drunk Test, but Fails Sack Test DALLAS, Tex. (,-Ti - Police gave a woozy young man n balloon test for dmnkeness at the scene of an auto crash. He passed it like a teetotaler. But his grin faded when a pass erby appeared with a paper sack and said."here's the sack you put down on the parkway." Inside police found enough mnri juana to roll 1,700 cigarettes. They held the driver for state narcotics officers. Fire, Blast Smash Windows for Blocks GRAND FORKS, N. D. W Exploding containers of acetylene gas and compressed oxygen broke windows for several blocks Satui day night as fire destroyed t h e UCA auto and welding supply building here. 37 of Ships Crew Rescued Off Tunisia BIZERTE, Tunisia W! — Thirty- seven crewmen from the American freighter Valfant Effort are safe nftcr their vessel ran aground AdVfrUarrncnt ETllUPNli II worried bj "Bladder Weakness" (Oet- tlni Op flights or B»d Wettlnn, too fre- L U , e ± bllri D nt , or , ltd ""« urlnitlon', B«c«nd»rT Bicluehe »n<l Nervousness, " 1 * 111 "* 1 oloutly Orlne . «1«« 'o net noi < 7 *" J'f I"'»"oni. lor oulc.t help saf» for ' A » k , dr '"«w TOU ImnroTt. AUSTIN (Minn.) NERAlD ft Monday, Jan. 19, 195$ <i off the northwest Tunisian coast in a violent storm. This crewttieh were taken ff«h lifeboats Sunday by tire French aircraft carrier Afromanehes, which answered an SdS. WHEN DOES COME IN THE Gets Drunk DALLAS, Tex. IT) — More than e d mental patient who three persons in Columbia, Mo., , . — es ones Friday was captured Sunday by j 100 youths attending a supper at Los Angeles and the other five i delectives - ;Lakewood Methodist church were cities will compete today and! He is Eugene Lewis, 37, who '• startled Sunday night when an Tuesday for the Republican con-j escaped Thu "day from the Color- ! automobile crashed into the church •ado State Mental Hospital in Pue-' and buckled a brick wall ANOTHER r AVOR SEiECTOR - MAKES YOUR KIND OF COFFEE • REDI-LITE - GLOWS WHEN COFFEE REACHES STRENGTH YOU CHOOSE • HEAT SENTINEL - KEEPS COFFEE PIPING HOT TILL SERVED - IT'S AUTOMATIC! NEW HEAT-GARD HANDLE - NO BURN BALANCED DESIGN CHROME FINISH ON SOLID COPPER lock of Sallisaw, Okla. He forced! „„. them at gunpoint to drive him to I ,° {hcenj said ^ ullk St. Louis. He released them un .j char g es wo "'d be filed. driving harmed after their car broke down. Graham in Hawaii to Sleep, Eat, Fish HONOLULU (.« - Told by Mayo Clinic doctors tn take a rest evangelist Billy Graham plans three weeks of sleeping, eating, fishing and golf in Hawaii. Graham and his wife arrived by plane Sunday night from San Francisco. Knights of Columbus Free Stag Supper Ham and Pork Roast WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. KCHALL For All Knights HOT tips from your friends that you should place your insurance with the AUSTIN NATIONAL COMPANY, 122 West Mill Street, really mean something The NEW TIRE TUBE-TYPE RAYON REGoodrlch SAFETY-* TIPS • plui la* ana t«lr«pdabl. tlra ® TM LF.eMftlok Compur B.EGoodrich 132 West Mill Street HE 7-4533 are offered because your friends are pleased with the way we've served them and they don't want your properly to BURN up before we've had a chance to properly insure it. Try us and you'll learn we lake as good care of our clients as a bank does of its INVESTORS! See Jenkins, Peters & Sheedy or Call HE 3-2311 Austin Drug Special *•»• I I MERIT COUPON PLASTIC PLACE MATS LARGE SIZE 12"x18" ^ I I I I I 4 BIG POLYETHYLENE TABLE PLACE MATS RINSf CLEAN — U$f AftAIN Reg. $1.29 With Coupon • THIS COUPON GOOD THRU SAT., JAN. 24 Jj AUSTIN DRUG 501 N. St. Paul (at Water St.) Ph. HE 3-2105 OPEN TILL 10 P.M. 7 DAYS A WEEK •JiV?'/> : . ! ' h'>jf~~ « M ••»»;>•,{;} *'*»!*' ,?: —-v— ^^p-;:;^^.,^,^ ><// -'VJ r'S-% •""•• ': "• *•--» '' --—ricr-- ft/, ' C«i »•/'. • s :• ~ " """•"•;•—-<•».. — •••••—•»«"——"•-•••—- • '/Af,'?~A ->\- ;••' —•"*-•**•—-•«"••— -_*" ~—• ~jr*-.t<: •>>/V/v «•;•<"/ It does take a big pork chop to fill the needs of 33,000 northern Minnesota families whose livelihoods depend on iron mining and the businesses that serve and supply It These people consume nearly 125,000 Ibs, of pork each week. In « year, this adds op to nearly 6,500,000 pounds of pork, worth almost $4,000,000. The iron mining industry, in producing iron ore, provide* job* for thousands of people in Minnesota—jobs which, fak a turn, provide markets for the farm products of Minnesota-* markets right within Minnesota's own border*. Mining Ind of Minnesota

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