Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 9, 1963 · Page 12
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 12

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Page 12 finrtlon « llv T Monday, September 9, 1963 8ND Survives Onslaught by Public Critics By HANNS NEUERBOUR6 MUNICH, (in-many, iAl') — A whitewashed wall rings a wooded estate in a fashionable Munich suburb. • This is about all (ho outsider sees of the tightly guarded and mystery-laced headquarters of the "Bundesnaehriehtendiensl" — the German Federal Intelligence Service, or BND for short. A more popular label is "Gehlen organization", named after its leader who set up the espionage ; network under American auspices when the cold war broke up the World War II alliance. Former \A. (Jen. Kcinhard Gch- Jen, in the business for more than 20 years, has an outfit of perhaps 4,000 men. Jiccently they have •weathered an unprecedented onslaught of public criticism. His agency became the large! of violent attacks afler a senior official, Hein/. Felfe, was convicted as a Soviet agent in Germany's bitfgest spy trial since the war. Court testimony at Karlsruhe • disclosed Felfe and a codcfemlant, Hans Clemens, during the Nazi era were both intelligence officials of Mic SS-controllcd Reich security head office—which also employed Adolf Eichmann. Clemens admitted that he took part in the shooting of 330 Italian 'hostages, Leaders of both opposition and government parties urged that the outfit be given a thorough going over. Newspapers spoke of a "Nazi nest in Munich". Some politicians clamored for merging BND with the two other German intelligence organizations. The government took things in stride. The federal chancellory, to which Gehlen is immediately attached, let it be known that "far less than one per cent" of the Gehlen staff formerly were in SS ranks. What's more, officials said, the i fact that Felfe and Clemens were tracked down by the Gehlen people themselves — in 1961 — showed the agency's efficiency. ., t Gehlen first got into the espionage field in 1942 when he took over as head of the German army's "Foreign Armies East" department, assigned to collect information on 'buildups in the rear of the Red army' front. When the war ended, Gehlen possessed a wealth of dala copied j in triplicate and carefully stowed away in secret places. It is said that Gehlen got in touch with Gen. Edwin L. Sibert, then assistant director of the U.S. Central Inclli- gencc Agency. U.S. Gen. George S. ration, sen-' sing early East-West tension, re- j portedly sent Gehlen to the United ; States where the German agreed to set up a new spy organization, provided he got a free hand in picking his staff. The Gehlen organization was provisionally headquartered in the wooded Spcssart Mountains south of Frankfurt in 1947 and eventually moved to I'ullach, a suburb of Munich. The Americans spent 1 many millions on it before it was I put under German control as a Bonn government agency in 1955. i Today in History First Battle Of Marne Ends By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is .Monday, Sepl. 9, the 252nd ilay of 19<>3. There are 113 days left in thp year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1919, almost the entire police force of Boston went on strike, leaving the city without police protection. On this date In 177(i, the Continental Con- gross officially changed Ihe name United Colonies to I'nitod Stall's. In 1850, California became the first state on the I'acilic Coast to be admitted to the I'nion. In 194, r >. Gen. Douglas Mao Arthur outlined his polio) for the occupation of Japan, ordering his forces lo protect the personal and property rights of the defeated people. In 1957. Pre.sident Eisenhower signed the civil rights, hill empowering the go\eminent In enforce the right to vote through court injunction. Ten years ago. . .The Allies demanded that the Communists account for more than 3,000 men still missing at the end of the exchange of prisoners in Korea Five years ago. . .President Eisenhower warned Red China not lo use armed forces to achieve territorial ambitions. One year u^o. . . Hed China an nounced that it had shot down an American-built V'> plant- flown by i Nationalist Chinese pilot over tue Chinese mainland NEW LINCOLN 180-AMP AC WELOER Now $110.00 WELDERS SUPPLY Phono BR 6-4861 WHERE LOW-FOOD PRICES ORIGINATE! ARMOURS STAR Boneless 4-lb.A ARMOUR/S STAR. Roll Sausage 3 Fresh From... TAS-T-BAK Delicious WHITE CUP CAKES Regular 6 for 35c CHICKEN OF THE SEA... HUN TUNA 6{-oz. Cans DONALD DUCK...FRESHLY FROZEN RANGE JUIC 6-oz, Can IDEAL... FOLGER'S COFFEE WHY PAY MORE? 1-Lb. Ctns. CAMPBELL'S... Tomato SOUP DELICIOUS . . . Creamy 10-oz. TOMATO Can SOUP 10 With $5.00 or More in Purchase. bSOUWTY VL\ST Whole Kernel... CORN COUNTRY KITCHEN" Specials! DELICIOUS . . . GOLDEN BROWN LOAF . ., COLORADO A Real Value! Scalloped Potatoes Delicious . . . with Meat Loaf . Lb. 55 Jello Salad Delicious Carrots & Pineapple Lb. 39 COLORADO... BARTLtTT BARTLETT PEARS $^98 ALL PRICES IN THIS AD ARE EFFECTIVE THRU WED., SEPT. 11, 1963. QUANTITY RIGHTS ARE RESERVED! * 2}" Ring Faced Bu. 3

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