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Arizona Republic (Newspaper) - January 8, 1965, Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Weather Decreasing cloadinens this afternoon. Predicted high 60. Yesterday's tem-peratnres: high 58, low 52. Hnnildity: high 96, low 87. Details, Page 7. The Arizona Republic 'rn'''* CHASER Today's Chuckle Prospective employer to beaattfal blm^; "You're hired, Miss Broolcs; DOW let'i see if we can find a Job lor yoa." 75th Year, No. 236 telephone-. 271-8800 Phoenix, Arizona, Friday, January 8, 1965 SOX Ten Cents COTTON CROP Air Force Veteran Nabbed as Red Spy By ARTHUR EVERETT NEW YORK (AP) - An American-born Air Force veteran, who despite a court-martial had access to U.S. military secrets, was arrested yesterday as a paid spy for Russia. Involved in the case was an aide at the Soviet embassy in Washington, who was ordered expelled from this country. The American, Robert G. Thompson, 29, a man 6-feet-2 and weighing 250 pounds, was released on $15,000 bail by Judge Walter Bruchhausen in Broolclyn federal court after pleading innocent. His wife, Evelyne, was in court during his arraignment but showed no emotion. Thompson faces the maximum penalty of death if convicted of the three-count indictment. No trial date was set. In dark green work clothes, the defendant stood impassively as his lawyer revealed 'that Thompson had been interviewed several times by the FBI and that he knew he was suspected as a spy. Seizure of Thompson was the latest in a long series of espionage arrests in this country during the two decades since World War II, many of them involving Russian United Nations employes. Two former Russian U.N. figures were named coconspirators although not defendants with Thompson in the current case. One, Boris V. Karpovich, an information counselor of the Soviet embassy in Washington with diplomatic immunity to arrest, was ordered expelled from the U. S. Under the name of John Kur-linsky, he was listed in the indictment as meeting with Thompson in Detroit in 1959 and turning $600 over to him. At the time, Karpovich was at the U.N. as an interpreter-translator. The othercoconspirators, Fe-dor Kudashkin, from the U.N. returned to Russia in the summer of 1963, after service with the Soviet U.N. delegation and the U.N. secretariat. Thompson was accused of serving the Soviet cause from June, 1957, to July, 1963, and of collecting military data and meeting with Soviet agents in East and West Berlin, during overseas service, and later on Long Island, and in New York I City, Detroit* Washington and Great Falls, Mont. Thompson joined the Air Force in 1952 and served in West Berin, Labrador, and several U. S. posts before his discharge in 1958. The indictment said "large sums of money" were provided by the Russians to finance Thompson's operations, that he received his instructions by short wave radio, and that such devices as a distinctive cigarette lighter were used as a means of identification and recognition. Despite the fact that Thompson once had been court-mar- (Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) Commission Asks Bids on Tax Forms THE NEW State Tax Commission yesterday invited competitive bids on printing 40,000 sales tax forms, thus ending an era of printing contract awards to the old commissions political contributors. This was revealed yesterday by -Waldo DeWitt, a Republican who replaced Democrat Thad Moore on the commission Monday. Moore and William E. Stanford, only Democrat remaining on the three-member commission, were indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury last year on charges of getting kickbacks from a pruiter of commission forms. The charges subsequently were dismissed on the ground of illegally obtained evidence. Yesterday, said DeWitt, invitations to bid on 40,000 sales tax forms with envelopes started going out by telephone to printers who have soicited a share of the commission's business. DeWitt said the printers will have five days to submit price proposals before the commission attempts to select the one most advantageous to the public. Reds Open Major Push Near Saigon By michael t. MALLOY SAIGON (UPI) - Communist troops were reported yesterday to have launched a major new offensive southeast of Saigon. Vietnamese fighter-bombers pounded the Red forces in a massive air attack in a jungle 37 miles from the capital. A U.S. military sp
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