Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 27, 1963 · Page 17
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 17

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, June 27, 1963
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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE SEVENTEEN Washington Calm on Sex, Spy Scandal EDITORS NOTE-The Profumo sex-security scandal has shaken Britain. In Sweden an air force colonel has been arrested on charges of spying for the Soviel Union and at the United Nations there are reports that U.S. security agents are investigating a call girl racket that catered to diplomats. All this has produced in official Washington a curious silence, the subject of the following article. By STANLEY MEISLER WASHINGTON (AP)-A trio of sex and spy scandals in Europe and the United Nations seems to have aroused some curiosity bui little excitement in official Washington. The FBI won't say anything officially, but U.S. agents obviously are investigating the Profumo af fnir, the Swedish spy scandal and an alleged call girl racket at Hit United Nations. But no official either in the Kennedy administra lion or in Congress, is contending that the succession of scandals ha; wrenched the security of the United States. Most officials are keeping theli views to themselves. "You don't hear it talked aboui much in Congress, 1 ' said Sen John Tower, R-Tex. Tower, one of the few congress men to comment, had this to say about the Profumo affair in Eng land: "I think the concern on the U.S security side is relatively mild." But, Tower added: "My big concern is what this will do to the Tory government." Tower said the latest scandal— the arrest of Swedish Air Force Col. Stig Erik Weniierstrom as a Soviet spy—broke too recently to see how it affects the security of the United States, but "I would be more concerned about the Swedish affair than the British affair." At the State Department, all officials were meeting requests for comment with a stiff "no comment." Wennerstrom, arrested in Stockholm, was accused of turning over military data on Sweden and other countries. The Swedes did not name the other countries, but they presumably included the United States. Wennerstrom was Sweden's air attache in Washington from 1952 to 1957. This job gave him access to secrets involved in Sweden's purchase of the U.S. Army Hawk missile system in 1960. In the United Nations case, FBI and Central Intelligence Agency agents -are reported investigating at least 15 girls who are said to have worked in New ,York for Marry Alan Towers, a British Broadcasting Co. producer. Towers jumped $10,000 bail in New York in 1961 after he was charged with Importing Maria Novotny, a relative of President Antonin Novotny of Communist Czechoslovakia, into the United States to work as a prostitute. Miss Novotny later was convicted as a prostitute. After he jumped bail, Towers showed up in Communist East Europe. In London, Miss Novotny said the U.S. investigation of an alleged call girl racket was a smoke screen to hide American embarrassment of what she called the involvement of American servicemen with Christine Keeler in the Profumo affair. Miss Keeler is the British party girl who had an affair with British Minister of War John Profumo and a Soviet naval attache at the same time. This led to the reslg nation of Profumo and an investigation by the British government into any possible harm to British security. Three U.S. airmen based in Britain were flown back to the United" States last week after rumors linked them to Miss Keeler. On Monday, Asst. Secretary oi defense Arthur Sylvester told nesmen that the Department ol Defense investigation "has not given any Indication whatsoever of any security violation." He said only two of the airmen had known MUs Keeler and they had "no intimate contact with her." TO SCHOOL ON HORSEBACK ALBANY, N. Y. 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